Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sold To The Berserkers

Title: Sold To The Berserkers
Author: Lee Savino
Publisher: Silverwood Press
Series: Berserker Saga
Pages: 72
Genre: Erotic Romance
Rating: 4* Stars

Book Description:
I’ll never forget the first time I saw them, warriors moving like shadows from the trees. Their eyes seemed to glow with a fierce golden light, moving more like beasts than men. I trembled, every hair on my flesh prickled in the age old response of the hunted. They were predators and I was prey.

They entered the clearing and brought with them the smell of blood. Clad in furs and leather, bristling with weapons, they were warriors the likes of which I’d never seen. Huge, hulking forms, dark shapes pricked with those glowing pairs of eyes.

I could not face them properly, for I was bound to a tree, in the middle of a wilderness, helpless as I waited to be sold to the Berserkers.

When Brenna's father sells her to a band of passing warriors, her only thought is to survive. She doesn't expect to be claimed by the two fearsome warriors who lead the Berserker clan. Kept in captivity, she is coddled and cared for, treated more like a savior than a slave. Can captivity lead to love? And when she discovers the truth behind the myth of the fearsome warriors, can she accept her place as the Berserkers' true mate?

My Thoughts:
I fell in love with this series from the first page and kept turning till I reached the last page. Even though it isn't the end of the story for Brenna and her Berserkers, Samuel and Daegan I need to know more of what happens. Brenna is a poor waif that isn't wanted or so she thinks along with her stepfather who sells her to these two men.

Brenna learns not everything is as she seems to think it is. There are surprises in store for her that she could never guess at. This is a tale of a young woman who is brave, strong and willing to take risk. This is a tale about two men who rock her world and bring her to the peaks of a new life and womanhood all in one HOT, Steamy tale. I am eager to read the next book and continue with Brenna as she learns how to become the mate of these two Berserkers.

All The Dead Arising

Title:All The Dead Arising
Author:Jamie Campbell
Publisher: Self Published
Series: Never Alone
Pages: 43
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Rating: 3* Stars

Book Description:Please note: This is a novella. Shorter fiction is a fun and quick read, not a full length novel.

One year ago the Event swept through the world and wiped out the entire adult population. Now all the children are alone and fending for themselves.

Go back to when it all started, the first time Everly Hilton realized her entire world had changed on the night of the Event. How did the children react? How did she cope with seeing all those dead people? How did she protect her sister?

In this exciting prequel to the Never Series, find out the background to Everly’s struggle for sanity in this insane world.

My Thoughts: This story idea intrigued me enough to download it. It is indeed a short read. You are kept swept up in Everly's dramatic tale and you can't help but keep turning the pages to see what happens. Does she help the dead? What has life become or will become? Why did all the adults die? Where did her sister go? You left hanging though at the end of the novella and must read on in book 2, sadly I will not be reading on. While this was an enjoyable and somewhat mysterious story I was not in the grips of the tale enough to care to move forward. I was not left dying to know what happens next. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's True

Yes, it's true I am a geek, a nerd and have been since my younger days. I grew up with Star Trek, the original.

My favorites were Spock and Scotty, first officer and the engineer.

I wasn't so sure that the remake of the old version I grew up with would be as good. But I have fallen in love with the crew. And oddly enough in this version my favorites are Spock and always will be but the younger Leonard Mccoy, the first officer and doctor.

As a writer I loved watching these because it spoke to the dreamer, the creator in me of what is possible. You can go beyond the stars in your writing if you will just dare. It also gave the first diverse look at people on a show. You had a Scotsman, you had a black person, Russian, Asian.

I will always be a Trekkie.

The Burning

How was this possible? She hid behind the tree terrified as she watched herself being burnt at the stake. She seemed just as real as before. She could hear her heart beat, see her chest rise and fall as the fear ran through her. Percy, bless his soul was just up above her. At least they hadn't killed him. For he was more than just a black cat. She would need his help if she was to get her revenge on the townspeople. And have her revenge she would.

Friday, March 10, 2017

His Forbidden Submissive

Title: His Forbidden Submissive
Author: Brandi Evans
Publisher: Blushing Books
Rating: 5* Stars

Book Description:
To find happiness, she must do something she swore she'd never do again. Let a man control her. After beating cancer, Vivian goes on a mission to cleanse her life. First on the list, kicking her cheating, controlling husband to the curb. Second, discovering the answer to a question that's been haunting her. Is the love she harbors for Brock, her bad-boy brother-in-law, genuine or a chemotherapy-induced illusion? Brock loves a woman he can't have. His brother's wife. To claim her would be a betrayal. He knows loving her is wrong but he can't help it. So when circumstances bring them back together, he can no longer deny his forbidden attraction, and they unite in a fury of passion, lust-and bondage. But Vivian isn't prepared for Brock's BDSM lifestyle, no matter how sexy he looks with his tats and leathers. After ten years with a controlling husband, submission is terrifying-but so is never being with Brock again. Submission or freedom? No matter which she chooses, her life will change forever. 

My Thoughts:
Are second chances really possible? Well Vivian and Brock are about to find out. I was immediately drawn into the characters. And being a CNA I understand the tolls that cancer can take on a person and its family members. Love will drive people to do things, agree to things that they may not have done to begin with. Brock is one of these people. Vivan has fought such a long battle already will she win the heart of her Dom as well? You will have to read to find out. This book is well crafted. It keeps its reader drawn in. You actually forget you're reading a story when you step into it's pages. I look forward to reading many more wonderful novels by this author.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

When Darkness Comes

She sat there hoping that this place wasn't real. Hoping that the stories weren't true and yet here she sat in the very place where her nightmares lived and breathed. It was just like her dreams. The heavy wooden chest she sat on underneath the window. But come midnight she would become something else, someone else. That is what she feared above all else.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Update WIP

Well I have a working title: The Choice

I have my theme, plot, background. I have 4 characters that I am in the midst of fleshing out. So it is coming along nicely so far. This week I will be doing a picture search for my characters, physical inspiration. I even have the town name for where they are at, so not bad at all.