Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Red Means Run by: Brad Smith

Mickey Dupree is one of the most successful criminal attorneys in upstate New York, having never lost a capital murder case. That is the upside of being Mickey. The downside—Mickey has a lot of enemies and one of them drives the shaft of a golf club through his heart, leaving him dead in a sand trap at his exclusive country club. 

The cops, led by a dimwitted detective named Joe Brady, focus their attentions on Virgil Cain. Just two weeks earlier Virgil told a crowded bar that "somebody ought to blow Mickey's head off," after the slippery lawyer earned an acquittal for Alan Comstock, the man accused of murdering Virgil's wife. Comstock, a legendary record producer, gun nut, and certifiable lunatic, has returned to his estate, where he lives with his wife, the long-suffering Jane. 

It appears to Virgil that the fix is in when Brady immediately throws him into jail with no questions asked. In order to set things right, Virgil escapes from jail, determined to find Mickey's killer himself. Aside from a smart and sexy detective named Claire Marchand, everybody is convinced that Virgil is the culprit. When Alan Comstock is discovered with six slugs in his body the day after Virgil's escape, his guilt is almost assured. Now it is up to Virgil to convince everyone of his innocence—by finding the killer before he winds up being the next victim.

My Thoughts:
I love it when I find a great new mystery novel, but I love it even more when I also find a great new author.  When I agreed to read/review for this book, I thought ok it looks good, the blurb sounds good, ok lets have a read.  Well I have to say it didn't take long for me to finish the book it was that good. I think I read it in a day and a half.  Brad Smith has written a show stopper that would make a huge blockbuster movie....I think anyway.  

Virgil is a quiet guy who has been through hell, his father -in-law died of cancer and then his wife was killed and the Lawyer that defended the killer and got him off for that crime is found dead on the golf course, and because Virgil happened to be in a bar at the same time as the Lawyer Mickey, and voiced is opinion that "Someone should blow that guys head off", the police focus their investigation on Virgil, a case of wrong place, wrong time and said words out of anger.  

After being arrested, and nobody willing to believe or help him prove his innocence, he has to take matters into his own hands and prove to everyone that he did not kill Mickey and the other bodies that keep piling up and evidence that is stacking up against him. There seems to be only two people that believe him but that's not enough, so Virgil escapes jail and sets out to prove himself right.

It's a fast pace novel, that will take you on a roller coaster ride you will not want to miss.  While rooting for Virgil and praying through the whole book that the only two people that believe him are willing to help him any way they can, without getting themselves into trouble of course. I loved Brad's style of writing, it's smooth, the plot is flawless and the characters fit extremely well together good and bad.  Virgil's determination, but sense of humor through out all the crap he has to go through, I'd have to say one of my favorite characters was a sexy detective Claire Marchand, and against her better judgement as a detective she tries to help Virgil the best she can.

I love how this novel waste's no time getting to the story, the twists and turns it takes you on and the big twits at the end of the novel was awesome.  Brad has written a huge hit and I can't wait for you all to read it.  I hope you all enjoy as much as I did and don't forget to watch the trailer below, if you don't already want to read this fantastic book you will after watching the trailer!!  Enjoy everyone!  

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fangs Rule by Amy Mah

Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire
 By Amy Mah

FANGS RULE a girl’s guide to being a vampire …. is a young Adult book for anyone between Puberty and Senility as it takes a close up look at life as a female teenage vampire in easy to follow A to Z advice for the reader, the book is also full of manga art which helps show the human world what life is like in a vampire world………. 

Giving helpful advice such as how to explain to your Mom that as a teenage blood curdling denizen of the night you would like to paint your cave bedroom black without having a shouting match over why you don’t like the way she painted the stalagmites bright pink to go with the large stuffed pink bats hanging from the ceiling.

Everything is explained from how to polish your fangs to fashion tips and ways of climbing across a ceiling wearing a nightdress without showing your underwear.

Fangs Rule is a must for every teenage vampire and from these pages you will see why Amy says “Vampires Don’t Sparkle! …. They Bite!

Hi! My name is Amy Mah Vampire and here are some helpful hints from my book: Fangs Rule: A Girls Guide to Being a Vampire

Going out on a date: Yes we all go thought the same difficulties of what to wear, the wardrobe will not shut but I still do not have anything suitable, so after hours of searching in the end I decide to wear black as it will match my comfy shoes, ok so I have more shoes than a dictators wife but only one comfy pair and they are black, why comfy shoes? Well I have no idea where we are going so what the heck should I wear!

Now comes the date bag, why can’t a girl just go out, and when I say a girl I mean me, why do I have to look like I’m going for a 10 day vacation and not just a night out.

So let’s open the date bag and check if everything is there.

1. Cell phone fully charged.

2. Spare cash and credit card.

3. Packet of mints for after eating smelly food….er…………foreigners

4. Chap stick ….well you may kiss him and …….. it goes with the mints ok?

5. Make up mirror, why take a mirror you ask, ..er …well if I get ship wreaked I can use it to signal for help, look it is just needed ok!

6. Packet of tissues just in case you cannot find a washroom when out. 

7. Keys large bunch and no I do not know why luggage keys are on the same ring with my house keys.

8. Sun glasses, hat and 100% sun block just in case you stay out early.

9. A spare pair of panties in case I sleep over ……… er not that I am planning to sleep over … er forget it ok! Look I said stop giggling and forget it!!!!

10. Precautions and protection, nowadays it is not just a boys reasonability for protection and so a girl should also take her own protection if needed, personally I take a can of Mace and a 10 inch kitchen knife and if that fails I sink my teeth into the neck!

My Thoughts:
I have to say the cover is what really drew me to this book, and the synopsis sealed the deal for me.  I loved the manga artwork for the book, it was only a little over 100 pages long, an A-Z girls guide to being a Vampire.  The pictures are beautiful, I especially like the color pics they are amazing really quite breathtaking.  I quite enjoyed reading about Amy, Lady Amelia, Mistress of the Night Mare and Alpha Female from the Family of the Pink Bat is her full Vampire name, isn't that a cool name to have, I love it, hhmm I wonder what mine would be if I was a vampire?  

Every thing we have read to date about vampires and the myths surrounding them and what we have all been told to believe is different in Amy's vampire world, which I had a lot of fun reading. It's an easy read and with each letter brings a new myth or explanation of the rules, and world of being a teenage vampire. I loved the letter "F" Fangs, and the pictures and descriptions of all the different fangs and the status you have with each different set of fangs. 

Being a teenage girl in any day and age is hard enough as it is, but, if your a teenage girl vampire then it must be even harder and Amy's guide is here to help you out.  It's very sassy, funny, sensual but not so sensual that a younger generation couldn't read it, I would say ages 12 and up, she is blunt and to the point but with great humor added to it, it's just an all around light, funny, book anyone from all ages would like to read, it was well laid out, and again the artwork is gorgeous.  I highly recommend this book to everyone.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Enjoy!!!

About the Author:
The author Amy Mah (Vampire) is a well known blogger, that writes and blogs as a cynical teenage vampire: 

Being a vampire sounds like it should be a cool thing to be as a teenage girl, like sleeping during the day and enjoying a night life with friends, huh, no one had warned me that it also meant having to suffer Teenage Hormones for so long! I am stuck as a teenager the years may pass but I am the same age!

And as to the rules, so many rules, and vampire uniforms! Guys have long fancy cloaks that they are always tripping over and as to the Girls uniform, it is a 18th C Nightdress!

The old male vampires expect a girl to walk about wearing just a see through nightdress with no underwear on!! as if that is ever going to happen!, they have seen far too many horror films! Life as a teenager is normally a living hell but even more so when you have fangs. The world is just out to get me, and not just by people trying to stake me because I have better teeth than they do!

The Real:………… Amy Mah
Ok you want to know about me? Well I am a little older than my Vampire self which you first meet when she is 16, and I am in my 20s.

With my books I have tried to create a different type of vampire series using myself as the main character and so with the help of an excellent cartoonist my true likeness has been changed into a manga cartoon that you will see on the book covers and also inside the books as my book is full to bursting with colour drawings of me and my vampire friends and family.

Once you get to know me and my writing you will discover that I am a little crazy ……heck make that a lot crazy as Amy Mah the vampire character is me!

In creating my vampire world I have added a lot of real stuff which happened in my past and added it into my writings so yes my life has been real crazy in the past to fit into a self help vampire guide!

Fangs Rule (a girls guide to being a vampire) is a funny, cynical and sarcastic look at the problems of life as a teenage vampire, if you think being a teenage human can be problematic you try being a teenage vampire with hormones that mean you may like boys but in a way you would like to know their blood group before you date.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Changeling Dawn Review and Giveaway!!! Come join the fun!!

He roams the moonlit wilderness, his every sense and instinct on high alert. Changeling wolf Connor Macleod and his Pack have never feared anything — until the night human Zoey Tyler barely escapes
a rogue werewolf’s vicious attack.

As the full moon approaches, Zoey has no idea of the changes that are coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master the wildness inside. With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw … and ultimate evil.


In times of stress Jillian Descharme has always found calm in her dream of a great white wolf with haunting blue eyes. But she is startled when the visions return and this time seem so real. Late at night he comes to her, speaks to her, touches her.

Thirty years ago James Macleod lost his wife and unborn child to a killer bent on destroying the Changelings. Though he longed for death, his animal instinct fought for survival and James has been a
wolf ever since. Yet now a woman has reawakened the man in him, taming wild instincts but arousing still wilder needs. With his ancient enemy hunting the legendary white wolf, James must fight for new life, new hope, new love.


Werewolf, monster -- those are the names given her kind by the humans who hate them. Kenzie Macleod has spent her whole life hiding what she is, and she’s not about to open up to any man, even one as powerfully attractive as wildlife expert Josh Talarkoteen.
But legend says that a Changeling cannot escape the call of her true mate, even in the wilderness of backcountry Alaska. An isolated archeological site, a terrified Changeling cub, a secretive research center -- as Kenzie and Josh face the ultimate betrayal, his obsidian eyes promise untold pleasure and hint at
dark secrets of his own.

I also had a chance to sit and talk with Dani, thank you Dani for visiting with us here at the Purple Jelly Bean Chair, welcome and you get the Purple Jelly Bean Chair today :)

How do you come up with your characters’ personalities?

Frankly, they come with them! My characters tend to show up out of the blue and start talking to me, and usually, they’re pretty fully formed. It’s more a case of me observing them and getting to know them as I write down what they’re doing. Sometimes I feel more like an anthropologist than a writer who creates characters!

No matter how many books you write, I’m sure each one has its own challenges. How was this book more challenging to write than others?  How was it easier?
You’re right, every book is different. Changeling Dawn is one of the few stories where I actually had some idea of what was going to happen in advance. For some of the book I even got to pretend that I was a plotter instead of a pantster. BTW, I have to plead that it’s not my fault I’m a pantster – I do try to plot first, but my characters always seem to have other ideas. Then we argue, then they run off and do whatever they darn well please and I run after them, typing frantically.  

Who’s your favorite character in the book & why?  Who was the most fun to write?
Josh Talarkoteen is the hero and 100% human. To my delight, he measured up impressively against the several shapeshifters in the book – including the heroine, Kenzie Macleod. But then he’s an Afghan veteran and accustomed to holding his own.
As for who was the most fun, I think it’s a tie between the Changeling cub and the old werewolf, Stanton.

If you could have dinner with one of your characters who would it be?
I’d have a blast listening to all Stanton’s conspiracy theories. And it would be great to have Birkie Peterson along (readers will remember her from Changeling Dream). She is like your BFF, wise woman and beloved aunt all wrapped into one.

How did you come up with your characters’ names?
Most of the time, they come with them. Honest, my characters don’t let me create much about them. Josh was always Josh, Kenzie was always Kenzie and so forth. I know their names, I know what they look like, I even know what their voices sound like. Sometimes I have to look up a surname to make sure it matches the nationality or ethnic background (and especially how to spell it), but that’s about it.

How did it make you feel when you were published for the very first time?
Omigosh, that was surreal! Ever since I was old enough to hold a book, I wanted to be the person who made up the story that was in it. When I was trying to break into the market, I foolishly thought it wouldn’t be an emotional thing to have a published novel because I’d been in the newspaper business for years, and written for magazines. Instead, I was completely BLOWN AWAY when my book was accepted. My husband threw his arms around me and we danced around the kitchen. It was even more exciting when I received a box of my own paperback books! That was when it was really, really REAL!
But the absolute best part? When readers told me how much they loved and connected with my story. That remains the biggest thrill of all, that special relationship with my readers. They really are my co-creators. I put the words down, but they supply their own imagination too.  Synergy!

Desert Island time, you can bring one person & one thing, what & who would you bring?
I’m bringing the love of my life, my husband Ron. Not only is he my BFF and we do everything together, he’s a true Alaskan outdoorsman – he’d know how to survive on the island using nothing but a clam shell and a stick!
If I can only bring one item... Well, I guess the laptop is out, unless there’s an electrical outlet in the nearest palm tree. Although I’d love to read (and I wish my entire TBR pile could come with me), I’d be lost if I couldn’t write. I’d have to go low tech and bring a case of yellow legal pads and a ton of pencils!
This would make a great film, any talk of turning your book into a movie?
Only amongst the members of my family! They think it would be totally cool to see my stories on the big screen. Who knows? It could happen. I think it would be fascinating to see how the characters would be cast, and the actors’ interpretation of them. I would probably worry more that the wolves and Changelings were done right!

My Thoughts:
Dani Harper is a new author for me, and I am so very glad I found her.
The covers for her books really drew me to them and once I read the blurbs I was drawn in even farther.  So I tried winning one of her books and when that didn't pan out I decided to email Dani, I wanted to read and review her books so bad.  Talking to Dani is such a pleasure and right away she agreed to let me review for her.  I received in the mail an autographed copy of Changeling Dawn, along with all the covers for the three books and postcards for her books as well.  Oh what a happy day that was, they are even more beautiful up close.  I started reading and just could not put this book down, it only took me 2 days to read it.  

I am so happy I found Dani Harper, not only are her books amazing, but so is she.  Dani is such a lovely lady to speak with, so nice, so kind and I just really enjoyed talking with her and once I found out that her love of Paranormal Romance started with one of my favorite Authors Christine Feehan I was just amazed, I don't often hear people talking about her so that was just awesome to share that common favorite author.  

This is a series but it doesn't matter which book you start with they can be read as stand alone's, I started with Changeling Dawn. As the MacLeod family is introduced, Kenzie is the youngest, an Archaeologist and Anthropologist and Kenzie is used to working alone, she likes to work alone, but her family starts giving her a hard time about her love life and being alone so much.  While on her way to her new dig site, Kenzie stops to help a guy with a blown tire on the side of the road.  Josh, oh I like Josh, doesn't take no for an answer, strong, handsome...nope just pure sexy, now Josh is not a Changeling but he can tell who is one, Josh gets that talent from his own Native people, his spark with Kenzie is one he just can't seem to resist. Neither Josh nor Kenzie were looking for love and it was such a wonderful love story to watch bloom, to watch them both fight it.

Kenzie comes to find a Changeling cub and calls in Josh to help her find and keep the little cub safe. Something terrible happened to the little cub and she refused to trust either one of them. This was such an amazing story to read, it was a different perspective of the werewolf I normally read, this story is pack full of action, a love story, family sticking together and against all odds putting themselves in the worst danger possible to say the family and others who needed rescuing.  I love Dani's writing style, the story flows seamlessly, the characters built into this family you just don't want to stop reading about, their friends that are so true to the MacLeod. I had so many favorite characters in this book it's hard for me to pick just one, Anya the little cub is just a little darling you just want to cuddle her, Birkie, she is so funny but I am interested to see what exactally Birkie is, she is not a werewolf but has special gifts and talents but does not reveal what she is just yet.  Josh and Kenzie, her sister and brothers, its just a cast that fits so perfect together. You just fall in love with these characters, well except the bad guys, but even the one bad girl you will like her, read the book you will see what I mean, I can't tell you or I'll ruin it. 

If you want a great book to read with action, a beautiful love story, a fantastic set of characters you will fall in love with, then this is the book for you to pick up.  I can't thank Dani enough for allowing me to read and review for her, I can't wait until I get the other two books so I can continue my journey with this wonderful family. Thank you again Dani for doing this with me I have had so much fun and I look forward to working with you again!!  I hope you all will grab your copy and enjoy it as much as I did!!!!   Enjoy everyone!!!

Now on to the giveaway, Yay!!! I love giveaways. Dani has graciously allowed me to give you all the chance to win, here's the prize:

A signed copy of Changeling Dawn and a tote bag to put it in, how awesome is that. Thank you Dani so much. So here are the rules, you must be a follower of me, and also of Dani and leave a comment with your email address so I can forward it to Dani so she can mail out your prize, closing date is Feb 7th and I will announce Feb 8th. That's it, easy peasy right!!!  Good Luck to you all and have fun!

About Dani Harper:
Dani Harper is a newspaper editor turned paranormal author.  There isn't anything she likes better than exploring the supernatural – unless it's writing sizzling and suspenseful romance.  Of course, all of her stories have at least one foot in the netherworld.
A Canadian who spent many years in northern Alberta, Dani now lives on an island in southeast Alaska!  She and her husband operate a commercial fishing boat and her stories are written on land or at sea, with the help of her executive secretary, Fiona the Pug.
Twitter - @Dani_Harper or go to https://twitter.com/#!/Dani_Harper
Blog – “Way Past Normal”   http://waypastnormal.blogspot.com/


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Compulsion Review by: Kymberlee Burks-Miller

After Lilyann Moon's grandmother dies under suspicious circumstance,she and her eleven young family members are thrown into the world of witchcraft and the paranormal. A world they know nothing about, and need to learn fast! Lily's the most powerful witch in over five centuries, but she's untrained and uninitiated. 

Now the vampires have found out that the Moon line didn't end with her grandmother and they're coming to claim their prize, Her Blood! The only bright spot in this nightmare was meeting Mason, but is she in love with the enemy. She's in a race against time to save her coven! Will Lily survive with her heart and neck intact?

My Thoughts:
Well I have to start by saying this year has started off with a huge bang for me with the books I have been reading as of late.  They just seem to get better and better, every book I pick up to read are fantastic, and this book is right there with the rest.  I was on facebook one night and one of the other bloggers had a post to show this fan page some love, so I went over to check it out and the cover for this book caught my eye.  I liked the page and read the blurb for the book which drew me in some more. Now I love anything to do with witches and anything paranormal so this was right up my alley.  I emailed the author and asked if she could use another review and she said yes and emailed me a copy of her book and we were off to the races. 
I had a feeling it was going to be a good book, but, what I didn't realize was it was a GREAT book with a great story waiting to unfold for me. When I started I thought ok a nice easy read with a good plot, it completely took me off guard and became an awesome read with a fantastic plot, awesome characters and a book I just could not put down.  It starts with Lily, just your average everyday ordinary young lady going to college, she has a huge family, an awesome bestie and a Grandmother she loves greatly who lives on a farm.  All is well in her life going along with her day to day routine until she gets a phone call from her dad telling her her Grandmother has passed away.  From that moment on, absolutely everything in Lily's life changes, including meeting a handsome man, Mason, in a line up for coffee after almost running him over with her Jeep, she didn't kill him don't worry, good thing too cause from his description Mason sounds very dreamy.   

At the reading of her Gran's will from that point on everyone in her family, their lives all change, they find out that they are all witch's and they only have so much time to figure out their powers, grow them and learn how to use them as the wards their Gran has set are coming down and need to be built back up, if they aren't built back up the evil vampires are waiting to kill them all, all except Lily, they want her and her powers. 

It will take all the family's searching for the answers they need to figure out their powers, how to use them and to solve the family's past in order to defend themselves against the evil vampires now threatening their lives. Gran leaves Lily notes along the way to help them, but the rest is up to them.  This is an amazing book, filled with action, it will have you thinking along the way with the Moon family in their search for the answers they need to keep them alive, and a very sweet love story mixed into the book. I love how family orientated this book is, to me family is always most important.  Kymberlee has written a wonderful novel with an amazing plot that keeps you guessing, cheers the whole family on and keeps you turning the pages and won't let you put the book down until your done.  If you are looking for a book just like this, this should be the one you pick, you will not be disappointed.   Enjoy everyone!!!!

About the Author:

Kymberlee Burks-Miller is a wife, and mother. She lives in PA now where she and her husband have an interdivisional NFL rivalry. She is a die-hard Ravens fan, and her husband and son are Steelers fans. If you can't find her on the sidelines of her sons' football games, baseball games, online, cooking, cleaning, shopping, or on the phone wandering through her house, than she's probably tucked herself away in her cave. Kymberlee's positive attitude, and absolute fun-loving approach to life makes it easy for the voices in her head to take over on a regular basis.

You can find Kymberlee on her website:

Book of Mercy Review by Sherry Roberts and Blog Tour de Force, The Get Loaded Tour!!

Antigone Brown has trouble reading road signs, keeps a stone in her pocket to help her remember right from left, and despairs of ever being a good mother to her unborn child. As she is quick to tell you, she is not hero material. She runs a deer farm and vegetarian cafe in Mercy, North Carolina, where textiles—not tourism—is king and where Irene Crump and the Mercy Study Club run the show.

But then Antigone takes in a homeless boy against her husband’s wishes and the Study Club forces her best friend, the school librarian, to remove “undesirable” books from the school’s collection. And soon Antigone finds herself challenging the controlling Irene and fighting for the very things that have made her life a misery—books. The dyslexic Antigone starts her own library and sets in motion a series of events destined to change Mercy forever.

Book of Mercy is a fun novel about a serious subject (book banning). Without losing a healthy sense of humor, it touches on issues close to the hearts of parents, librarians, people who love reading, and people who hate it.

If you like to read about relationships, the kind that last forever and the kind that make you crazy, you'll want to read Book of Mercy. 
If you just love books—the whole idea of them, the smell of them, the feel of them (either in paper or encased in plastic)—you'll enjoy Book of Mercy.

My Thoughts:
I knew from the blurb of the book I was going to like it, I just didn't realize how much I was going to like this amazing book.  As a passionate reader like myself and we all are, this is absolutely a book you will want to read.  Warning though, once you start you will not be able to put it down until you have read the very last word. It's a book that will stay with you long after you have finished it.  It's a very heart-warming, beautiful, touch your heart novel.  It is about censorship, power and control, but also love, friendship and motherhood. 

Antigone Brown a dyslexia lady who runs a deer farm and a cafe for vegetarians, she can't remember left from right and keeps a rock in her hand to remember the difference and amazingly never gets lost on her long drives.  Out for one of her drives she picks up Ryder and brings home.  Antigone will be the one to start everything in motion that will change Mercy forever.  I love all the characters, they compliment this novel so well I couldn't imagine different one's, they are lovable, strong, funny, loving characters even with all their quarks. 

I loved reading this book, and am so glad I did, for all of us book lovers, avid readers, story tellers, bloggers, you will all love reading this novel, it is a must read, I really can't say to much more or I'll ruin the story for you, but I will say if you don't read this book you are missing out on a spectacular novel.  Enjoy everyone!!!!

Hey everyone, check out this awesome Tour and get your self some fabulous free books, just follow the link below, everyday you will find clues to win more prizes, and you will also find the links to each author participating, go check out their sites to leave a comment, if you leave a comment on each site you will get a free book, so go on and have some fun finding the clues and don't forget to leave your comments. Good Luck everyone!!!

Jan 23-Chelsea Fine - ANEW - http://www.chelseafine.com
Jan 24- AK Taylor - Neiko's Five Land Adventure - http://www.backwoodsauthor.wordpress.com
Jan 25- Jackie Chanel - A Hustler's Promise - http://www.jackie-chanel.com
Jan 26- Sherry Roberts - Book of Mercy - http://www.sherryroberts.com
Jan 27 - Liz Schulte - Secrets (Guardian Trilogy: Book 1) - http://LizSchulte.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2012



Post review(s) or buy a copy of Perfect Strangers, Montana Wildfire, and/or California Caress by 2/29/12.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

The Paradox Series Review Book 2 Progeny of Innocence by Patti Roberts with Giveaway

Nine hundred years ago, I died... 

A little girl's world is turned upside down by a visitor,the Angel of Death. She finds herself trapped in a nightmare, consumed by her paralyzing loss and overwhelming grief. The haunting visions and untimely deaths of others are a constant reminder that life and death are only a heartbeat away. 

A journey crossing Two Worlds. One Ancient - One New. 

How do the heartbreaking visions experienced by a little girl fit into this Ancient World of Angels, Myth & Legend? 

Where lives are bound by blood - and nothing is as it seems. In a World where there are more questions than answers. This journey will leave you wanting and have you asking... Who, When, Where? 

Is your Guardian Angel From Heaven or Hell...?

You can see my review of the first book HERE

Two Worlds. One Ancient... still reeling from the ravages of War. A World where powerful Beings from Ancient Civilizations still rule. A Realm Where Gods, Angels, Myths and Magic still exists. And a New World... 

And somewhere trapped in between these two worlds, is Grace. A young girl searching for answers, happiness, love.... 

So when the charismatic Damon Draco begins to take an interest in her, it doesn’t take long before Grace falls for his alluring charm. A charm she doesn't quite understand. 

However, when Riley Rivers turns up in Grace's class one day, she starts to question the feelings she has for Damon. 

Then death comes knocking... again... and when three of Grace’s school friends are found burned to death, and their parents die in a fatal car accident that same weekend, some start to wonder if it really was just a coincidence, or a contrived plan to wipe out an entire family? 

And if so, why, and by whom? And more importantly, will evil strike again? 

You can bet your soul on it!

My Thoughts:

I am absolutely over the moon excited to be sharing my review for this new book in Patti's series Paradox The Angels Are Here.  Paradox: Progeny of Innocence is probably the best book to start off your New Year with I kid you not.  If you read my review for the first book you will know how much I loved it, but, I love the second book even more and I know you will too.  

As the book opens we get a much more detailed and in depth feel for the evil Grigorians, the characters she has created are like nothing I have seen so far, for "The Bad Guys" characters even though they are evil, you just want to like them sometimes, Abandon is my favorite of them so far, I mean come on now who doesn't love a bad guy now and again and with his yellow eyes oh yummy yummy, he can look at me any day *blushing* and his brother Lord Cerberus who reins is very much oblivious to the fact that his own wife Pandora and his flesh and blood brother Abandon are in a scheme of their own together to get rid of Cerberus.  The fallen angels (Grigorians) are fighting at any cost against any that get in the way, against the Burgardians.

Every time I read another book from Patti her imagination amazes me and the worlds and characters she has created are one of the most original stories I have had the privilege to read, as she introduces new characters the story evolves, Temulun, a servant and Bakari, a guard in the royal house are trying to help Keyla a newcomer, to discover the heritage, an ancient race of people called the Bakhna Rakhna, and abilities she has  in hopes they can finally put an end to the Grigorians.  

As the story continues to the present time, we catch up with Grace, Angela, Wade *sighs* oh Wade, ahem excuse me all for drooling over Wade :)  Kate (Grace's Mom) and a few new friends have been introduced Joshua and Zach, and Damon.  So I have to stop there and tell you all, *giggles* Patti has honored me with being a character in her book, I am none other than Wade's *sigh* wife, yup I am the big handsome hunky yummy Aussie's wife, now if you go onto Patti's website she has pics there of possible actors if her books ever get turned into a movie, O...M...G I am one lucky wife if that's who she gets to play Wade *sighs while drooling* thank you Patti :) that was my birthday present, how rockin a birthday present was that to be named a character in such an awesome series of books. Yay Me!!! 

 Ok back to reality now, so we catch up with Grace who is now sixteen and in high school and just as I loved Grace in the first book, I love her even more now, Patti has left no question from book one left unanswered and if anything expanded with sheer brilliance and ability to bring us right into not only Grace's world and her life but that of the Grigorians and the Burgardians.  This book has left me breathless, really breathless, I waited so long to read this one, she has exceeded every expectation I had.  I felt like I was right there in the story, few books are able to do that to me, but this one did, I could smell, hear, feel what everyone was doing, the book drew me right into it, I felt like I was able to be with Grace while she was growing up, and watching her bond with Wade grow, and her friendship with Angela get stronger as well, it was nice to see her mom getting back on her feet, I know how that is, it was hard watching my mom get back to herself when my dad had passed away.

Angela as always is another one of my favorite characters, she is ultimately there to protect and watch over Grace but also has become Grace's best friend, Angela has no sense of humor, everything she does and says is very matter a fact, but the way she comes out with things she just cracks me up, and poor Joshua has such a MAJOR HUGE crush on Angela, I hope in the next book Angela will see how much he likes her. Now Damon, oh Damon I haven't still even after finished reading made up my mind about him yet, I like him but yet very suspicious of him still, he makes you want to like him though, so I think I'll stay on the fence with him for now, but I also liked Riley, oh Riley I almost forgot about him, a new character as well, comes in as the pizza delivery guy, Riley he's a cutie and also likes Grace, wow Grace is having lots of boy issues in this one ;), but I would have to say one more character that I really did like a lot and one I hope I will see more of in the next book is Abe, Grace is babysitting one night and Abe is a little eight year-old dynamo, man he's got her back and then some he's just a little firecracker I just loved that kid, I can't say anymore than that or I'll give some stuff away. I had everything around me in my own surroundings tuned out and all I could hear was what the book was describing.  Patti's talent how she describes everyone and everything is nothing short of amazing.  

Now I can't go on too much more else I spoil this long awaited book for you, and I hate spoilers so I'm not going to go on too much more. I will only say this much more, this is a MUST READ and it's a huge honor for me to be able to review this amazing book for Patti.  Patti and I met almost one year ago when she asked me not long after I started my blog to read and review her first book of the series, from that our friendship was born and has grown over this year, I not only recommend this book because she is a dear and wonderful friend, but I recommend this book because she is a talented Author who has done an incredible job creating a world and Beings I have come to love reading about and I can't wait for the next book to come out, I really hope she is writing very fast so I don't go into withdrawals lol. I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did!!!  Enjoy everyone!!  There will be a giveaway to follow in the next day or so.....stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

The Rules :

  • Thank and link to the blogger who bestowed the award
  • Share seven random facts about yourself.
  • Spread the love by passing the award to five other bloggers--and be sure to let them know

Thank you to my friend and fellow blogger Natasha who has a most awesome blog you just have to check out http://dreamlandteenfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-award.html, Natasha and I met almost 1 year ago and we hit it off right away and fast friends we became.  Now even though she is so far away we always find time to chat have a bit of fun together and of course talk about the books we both love.  Thank you Natasha, you honor me with this award and congrats yourself for you receiving as well you really deserve it.  Thank you my sweet friend!!

7 Random Facts about myself:

  1. My favorite T.V. show is The Big Bang Theory and if I don't see it at least once a day I go into withdrawls lol. 
  2. I can't fall a sleep without the T.V on. 
  3. I hate snakes like hate them, I almost went into labor with my oldest son once when a long piece of rope was thrown at me lol.
  4. I am a total nighthawk, I do my best work at night, muahhh haaaaaaa :)
  5. I have 2 black cats and a huge yellow dog. 
  6. I have a purple teddy bear my mom gave me.....last year hehe!!
  7. And if nobody has figured this out yet.....I'am obsessed about the color purple lol, but I think you've all figured that one out. :)
Passing the Award to these marvelous bloggers:

1. Ao Bibliophile from 
Ao Bibliophile 
2. Jenn from 
The Blog Starts Here 
3. Carolyn from 
4. Darlene from 
Darlene's Book Nook 
5. Babs from Babs Book Bistro