Judgement of Souls by Margarita Felices

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(E-book was gifted by author for review)

Judgement of Souls is a surprising new gem in the genre of vampire fiction. I absolutely enjoyed every page of this tale. I have been a fan of the vampire novel for some years now, and it is always a delight to see a fresh tale such as this one to whet the appetite of the legion of fans out there.

The characters were beautifully written and the descriptions faultless, I could see influences of such tales as Underworld and Blade woven through the story which only added more enjoyment for me. Whether it was intentional by the author I have no idea. Such attention to detail with places throughout the book was a gem to the reader, and I wish more writers did the same with their work as it only adds to the pleasure of taking the journey.

I would without hesitation recommend this tale of vampires to everyone that enjoys the genre as I am sure it will not disappoint.

I hope there are many more stories like this to come from Margarita because her vampires have me as a fan forever!

The Gemstone Chronicles Book One: The Carnelian by William L. Stuart

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E-book was gifted by author for review

The Gemstone Chronicles Book One, is a beautifully crafted story that took me back to my childhood with it’s tale of Elves, Troll Orcs and all things magical. I felt like I had been transported back to a time when life was simpler and wondrous. I remember reading books like this as a teenager and absolutely loving the magical places they can take you.

The adventures of Beebop, Nana, Aiden and Maggie in a magical world beyond their own is one that anyone of any age can read and thoroughly enjoy. It tells a story of Celahir the Elven world in turmoil because of the capture and imprisonment of Findecano into a Fairy Cross and his release and the start of an adventure to correct this imbalance once and for all. Findecano a Light Elf inadvertently brings Beebop, Nana, Aiden and Maggie into his world and they become a part of the adventure to restore the balance. A wonderful array of characters and the wonderful world they inhabit weaves a spell of magic all of it’s own. I personally can not wait to read the next instalment to this story and to see where the story will take me. I am sure that it will be just as wonderful.

My only issue was the pronunciation of the characters of the book as with all fantasy novels the names are as wonderful and magical as the characters themselves so I feel that a pronunciation key at the start of the book might have been a help to those of us that struggle with these wonderful names. Having said that this, it is just a suggestion to the author and by no means took away from my pleasure of reading this magical tale, it is one story that will stay with me for a long time.

I would recommend the book to anyone who loves a little bit of magic and adventure in their books.

The Perfect Clone (The Perfect Clone #1) by M.L. Stephens

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(E-book was gifted by author for review)

As with most books that I read for review that are sent to me from authors, I tend not to read the blurb about the book because I want to go into it with no real idea of what to expect,and this makes the experience more exciting for me. I have to say that this book was such a surprise and a very warm welcome surprise at that.

With twists and turns that you do not expect it makes “The Perfect Clone” the perfect book to read if you love intrigue and adventure. I don’t want to give anything away if you have not read this book, but it has a taste of Dan Brown books about it so if you love his books then you will love this one.

The Perfect Clone made me do a lot of thinking mostly about how if I found myself in the same situation as most of the characters what would i do? I think mankind has wrestled with this question time and time again, but there is still no clear cut answer to what most of us would do if placed in this position. If you are sitting here reading this review scratching your head thinking what on earth am I talking about then I suggest you grab a copy of this wonderful book and see for yourselves.

I definitely look forward to see what happens in the next instalment of this wonderful story.

Ordinary (Anything But #1) by Lindy Zart

(E-book was gifted by author for review)

Wow what a book, I have to say this book had me intrigued from start to finish. I absolutely love it and loved the way that it was written.The story of Honor that through no fault of her own is ripped from what she considered a normal if somewhat tragic life and sent into a world of fear and the unknown.

The story is written from several different perspectives of all the main characters and for me that was the winning formula of this story. Seeing how each character handles the same situations is something that I loved and would love to see more books written this way. Another thing that I loved was the descriptive way the author writes, my senses were working over time.

You felt sorry for some characters and hate some others,but when you see things from their perspective you change your mind again and again. I can not praise this beautiful piece of work enough and I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Definitely one to add to the TBR list for sure. One of the best books I have read this year.

Lucky In Love (Lucky #1) by Karina Gioertz

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E-book was gifted by the author for review.

Yet another book of Karina’s that is beautifully written with characters that are so believable I am sure there are plenty of women that read this story that would be wishing they could find 3 such house mates.

This being my first romantic story in a while it took me a little bit of time to get into the story, but once there the magic of this wonderful story teller had captured me again, and I was laughing and crying along with all the characters. Lucky on the surface seems “lucky” but if you delve deeper you can see what really motivates her to have the living arrangements that she has.

I was unsure as to what would happen in the story and where Lucky would end up as things seemed to be going from bad to worse in some aspects of her life. Although it is all brought to a head in the last 30 odd pages. I have to to admit it did not end how I thought it would or maybe how I wanted it to end. The character I thought that would be the one that captured Lucky was not the one that did, or was that just wishful thinking on my part? Whatever the outcome I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I am sure anyone that decides to read this lovely story about Lucky and her three house mates will not be disappointed.

Anyone who loves a well written romance will love this story.

Karina Gioertz’s books should definately be included on every bodies “TBR” list as I am sure you will not be disappointed she has a variety of genres to choose from.

Blood Bound by Karina Gioertz

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E-book was gifted by author for review.

If I had been given this book to read without being told that the author was a female I would have honestly thought that it was written by a male. I previously read Karina’s novel Country Girls and to compare the two you would think that two different people had written both. A sign that an author knows their craft well enough to safely cross gender write and do so successfully.

I can not fault this book at all, the writing was flawless, and the story had me wanting to keep reading more even when my eyelids had other ideas. It’s a mystery thriller that keeps you guessing and wondering what is going to happen next. I had my own ideas who was the “bad guy/s” about two thirds through the book, but I was not sure and was still guessing till the end. If this book has any faults at all I personally can not find them and when I read a book I am not looking to love everything I read, as I too have had books that I have not enjoyed, but this book has a magically quality about it.

I honestly would recommend this to be added to your TBR list, I may be wrong but I am sure that anyone who reads this wonderful book will not be disappointed by it.

Country Girls by Karina Gioertz

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(E-book was gifted by the author for review)

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this book. The characters are warm full of life and so real that I could imagine meeting them in the street. I thought that the story flowed beautifully, and had me laughing and crying all the way through. The character that I felt the most emotional attachment to was Eli, her story of strength was one that I could relate to personally even if at times I wished someone would give her a good left hook or a kick in the pants!

There is one thing that I was a little bit disappointed with is the Preston angle. I believe it could have gone for a bit longer or had a bit of a twist in it, but hey when characters like him get whats coming it’s always a joy to read!

There are many books that I have read like this, but I would have to say that this is the best one by far. The story of love, hate, broken hearts and new found hope is one that I just loved, and I am sure that if others read it they will love the story of the Wilson sisters and I hope it will touch others as it has me.

I highly recommend this book to everyone, and it is a book that you should definatley add to your TBR pile this year!