Sep 25, 2016

Book Review: Aether Escape




Valera longs to escape her sheltered life and overbearing mother. She just never imagines that her opportunity would arrive after being kidnapped. 

Now she has a decision to make: face a world filled with danger and discover her own power, or return home where it's safe and live in a gilded cage. 


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This series just keeps getting better and better!  I really enjoyed the first book, INTO AETHER, so when I was offered the opportunity to read the rest of the series by the author, I couldn't resist.  And I am sure glad that I didn't.

In ESCAPE AETHER, we are given the opportunity to really get to know the second of the Trinity, Valera, as well as meeting the third, Julia.  Valera feels smothered at home as her mother tends to be overbearing and has rather firm ideas on just how a young lady should behave.  She had dreamed of visiting the human world though nothing is quite like we dream.

I really enjoyed watching Valera discover herself and her strengths as well as getting the chance to meet Julia.  Both girls grow and learn quite a bit about themselves and each other.  We also get the chance to revisit Theo as she faces the music back at her new home.

ESCAPE AETHER is a great coming of age story set in world of airships and automations with danger lurking about every corner.  Perfect for all ages, this story will capture your imagination and hold it until the very end.  

*** I received this book at no charge from the author  in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.
Sep 23, 2016

Book Review: Vein of Love





"Darkness isn't one shade, sweetheart." Three centuries ago, Molly Darling's ancestors signed a contract in blood-daemon blood-to protect themselves from harm. On the eve she turns nineteen, Molly leaves for her birthday party against her parent's wishes, sick of their warnings about her "betrothal to a demon." Except that she's very much betrothed, and he's very much a demon-one who's only agreed to the nuptials to use Molly's ancient daemon powers. Brash, arrogant, and built like a Greek god, Tensley Knight keeps showing up to save Molly from otherworldly attacks, only to insult her a moment later. As Molly learns more about the demon world, she realizes two things: that her family's safety depends on a successful marriage, while any chance of freedom she'll ever have calls for Tensley's demise. Yet sometimes Molly spots a tortured soul beyond those liquid grey eyes, and there's no denying the way her skin tingles when Tensley touches it. In Vein of Love, safety requires sacrifice, foe becomes lover, and one must decide whether to kiss...or to kill.

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I have to admit that I wasn't really impressed by this book in the beginning.  I found Molly to be one of the women that really are too stupid to survive and should be removed from the breeding pool.  And Tensley... well he was an ass.  I probably would have stopped reading at this point except I was supposed to do a review.  So I kept going.

And what I found is that the characters grew on me. Molly wasn't really that stupid but she is rather naive.  And Tensley was raised in a culture that demanded that he be that ass.  The secondary characters really helped the story along.  September is a great kick ass heroine who deserves her own book.

So while VEIN OF LOVE isn't one of the best paranormal romances I have read, it did end up being enjoyable and one that I can recommend to my readers.  Just be prepared for the rather slow start.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.
Sep 21, 2016

Ramblings



  • I hate blackiberries!  No that's not really true.  I just hate the vines.  In our last place, there was a huge patch in the adjoining yard that was 10"x30" that the dogs had access in to hunt.  No big issues except the city kept thinking it was ours since there wasn't a fence between the yards.  And of course, it started invading our yard.  We moved across town and you would think that we were safe. Nooooo.  I had to go rescue a dog today from a few vines that have appeared from no where.  I swear it is out to get me.

  • After rescuing the dog, I recieved quite a nice surprise.  A friend of mine had posted a pic of a bracelet she had made that is just gorgeous. I commented on it and Patti asked if I would like it!  And it is even more beautiful in person!  Patti makes some utterly gorgeous jewelry and she donates all profit to Miracle Horse Rescue.  Check her out here.

  • Had our Pagan Potluck this last Saturday and it was actually our birthday potluck.  Seems that most of my friends are Virgos.  Just something to make me go Hmmmm. 

  • I took Sunday off work and went to go play with the Red Hat chapter I belong too, Shades of Ruby.  It was there that I officially received my Red Hat name.  It was a lot of fun and I got a chance to meet one of the members that hasn't been around due to health reasons.
  • Been rather down the last couple days.  Kharma is starting to have a lot more bad days then good ones.  I need to call and make an appointment for him.  I just hate how hard it is to tell them goodbye.  Kharma was my fierce thirty pound Pom Devil who would take on the world to protect me.