Friday, March 30, 2012

Dark Moon

Author: Maggie Tideswell
Published: 19 September 2011
Pages: 242
Genre: Paranormal/Supernatural
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 stars

For Storm Fenton her life is just about perfect. She is in love with Trevor, the man of her dreams and knows it is just a matter of time before he asks her to become his wife.

But Storm's dreams of a life with Trevor are turned upside down when she meets Jarred, and realises that Trevor isn't quite the man she first thought him to be, and starts to question his behaviour.

When Storm is asked to profile a serial rapist/killer that is on the loose; and meets the one victim who has managed to survive and can identify the killer, Storms life starts to spiral out of control.

Maggie Tideswell takes the reader on a wonderfully written story that is infused with mystery, passion, sadness, unconditional love and of course magic. It will have you hooked with the first sentence, as you ride on a roller coaster of suspense and intrigue.

With a host of characters, one begins to wonder about their connection, and it is not until the last that they all tie together to culminate in an explosive ending that can't be predicted.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Upcoming Review - Dark Moon

Maggie Tideswell has given me a copy of her novel Dark Moon to review. While I continue reading, I thought I would share with you a link to the books trailer.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Job from Hell (Ancient Legends #1)

Author: Jayde Scott
Published: 1 May 2011
Pages: 289
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 stars

As I mentioned in my preliminary thoughts, this is not your average vampire love story, and the remarkable Jayde Scott takes the paranormal fantasy theme to a whole new level.

Amber lands herself a summer job as the housekeeper at the Scottish estate of Aidan McAllister.  Amber is enamoured by Aidan as soon as they meet, but who wants to get involved with their boss. Aidan however is determined to make Amber his own, but why?

Late one night while assisting her brother Dallas, with another of his get rich quick schemes, Amber unwittingly becomes involved in a paranormal race. A race that is organised by a succubus demi-goddess every 500 years. A race that Aidan as well as every other paranormal being is determined to win, and is willing to kill for. A race that Amber; a mortal wins, and the coveted first prize; the ability to communicate with the dead.

After striking many deals with the enemy Amber, Aidan and our supporting cast of paranormal beings (including Lucifer's daughter), embark on a journey to recover what everyone is after, and only Amber has the ability to retrieve.

Just who ends up with the ultimate prize, and why is the chemistry between Amber and Aidan so strong? You will just have to read A Job from Hell yourself to find out.  I'm glad I did.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Preliminary Thoughts - A Job from Hell

I'm just over half way through A Job from Hell and figured it was a good time to give you my thoughts so far...

This is not your average Vampire love story. This story takes the paranormal fantasy theme to a whole new level.

I am loving the chemistry between our leading lady, 'Amber' and our leading man, 'Aidan' and our cast of supporting actors who all blend together beautifully. Jayde Scott has woven an intriguing and suspense filled story line, and I can't even predict where it will go next.

Can't wait till it's time to go home, so I can continue reading !

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Upcoming Review !

I have just received a copy of  A Job from Hell  by Jayde Scott to review. Stay tuned....

Friday, March 16, 2012

Call Me

Author: Dani Ripper & John Locke
Published: 18 November 2011
Pages: 225
Genre: Action & Adventure
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

As a John Locke fan, I was interested to see where his mind went with this one, and I wasn't disappointed.
True to form we are led on an unbelievably twisted tale, and just when you think you have it all figured out, the story line turns around and bites back.
I was pleased this story contained the great humour I have come to expect from John Locke, who else could come up with the name for a law firm that contains the name Uvula and pull it off! However as a fan of his Donovan Creed series, found that I was looking for his character to pop up in the storyline to add just another twist, or was he really living in the ceiling and just didn't make an appearance?
I will be interested to see if Dani makes any further appearances, and if she might have a new love interest in the next instalment... Callie Carpenter perhaps?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Paradox - The Angels are Here (Paradox Series Book 1)

Author: Patti Roberts
Published: 18 October 2010

Pages: @38304 words
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

After reviewing Book 2 in this series, I thought it would be prudent to also include a review of Book 1.

In Paradox - The Angels are Here we are introduced to the two worlds. We learn about the war that has raged between the House of the Bulgardians (the Royal Guards) and the House of the Grigorians (the Rebels); this is the good versus evil element that is the underlying background to the story of Grace as we move forward.

We are introduced to a young Grace and how at the age of eight she discovers her reflection is not her own but is a little girl named Hope; who is the key to Grace remembering who she really is.

We are led into Grace's relationship with her mother Kate and Officer Wade who comes to deliver news and then stays, and get our first glimpse of Juliette.

This Novella does what it is designed to do, it introduces us to the main characters and gives us a foundation from which Progeny of Innocence builds, yes there are some unanswered questions but that is the whole idea; you have to be left wanting more !

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Paradox - Progeny of Innocence (Paradox Series Book 2)

Author: Patti Roberts
Published: 3 December 2011
Pages: 240 pages
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 stars

After reading Paradox – The Angels are Here, where we are introduced to the two worlds; I was keen to start on my copy of Paradox – Progeny of Innocence.

The novel starts in 1081AD with a more in depth understanding of the Grigorians, the lives of Abaddon, Cerberus and Theria, as well as new characters Temulun, a Bakari servant, and Keyla who has the gift of the Ancients.  We are then propelled forward to 2009 and the story of Grace continues.

Grace is a bright 16 year old who after losing her father at age 11 continues to have extremely vivid dreams. Dreams about things that seem familiar, faces, places and the name - Juliette.

Who is Juliette and why is she haunting Grace's dreams, and will Grace be able to figure it all out before a war that has been raging for centuries engulfs them all.

In a quiet suburb of Darwin there are more beings afoot than just humans, and just who really are the Goths, and on who’s side are they? We are introduced to a host of support characters and their connection to the ancient world but are they Gregorian or Bulgardian; you will need to read for yourself.

If you like a good suspense story, Progeny of Innocence will keep you wanting more. I can’t wait for the next instalment to find out more about "The Fallen".

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bone Dressing (Bone Dressing #1)

Author: Michelle Brooks
Published: April 2011
Pages: 255 pages
Genre: Paranormal /Urban Fantasy
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 stars

As a huge fan of all things paranormal I was intrigued by the title of this book and what this story might reveal. I wasn't disappointed.

Bone Dressing is the story of Sydney Roberdeau, a complicated 17 year old, who has been forced to grow up quickly after becoming an orphan. Her favourite place to go when she needs to get away from it all, "To feel anything. To feel alive", is the local cemetery. It is here that she meets Beau, Sarah and T.J.

But just who are they, what is their connection to Syd, and why is the connection between Beau and Syd so strong, even magnetic. It is with their help that Syd starts on her journey revisiting her past lives her "Bone Dressing", and where we are drawn into the lives of Rache and Jesse, as together they try to figure out and correct past mistakes, and just who is the dark creature that is after her, and why.

Michelle has managed to write a truly captivating story that had me totally enthralled from start to finish. I laughed,  I cried and at times wanted to reach into the book and throttle them with my bare hands. I can't wait to see how their journey unfolds.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Arena One: Slaverunners

Author: Morgan Rice
Published: February 2012
Pages: 228
Genre: Action/Suspense
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 stars

Being a fan of Morgan Rices' Vampire Journals, I was excited to see how the transition to a new style of writing in the Survival Trilogy went, and Arena One: Slaverunners didn't disappoint.

Set in post-apocalyptic New York 2120, from page one we are forced to sit down, buckle up and hang on for the ride as we are propelled along with the story of Brooke as she fights to save her sister from the Slaverunners.

Along the way she literally runs into Ben who wants to save his brother, and joins her on a remarkable journey that leads them to Arena One, where the only rule is: no one survives. Ever.

This is a fast paced, action packed story that I couldn't put down. If you are looking for something to get the blood pumping, then this is it.

I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Assassins' Village

Author: Faith Mortimer
Published: 2011
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Pinky’s Rating (out of 5): 5 stars

I have to admit this book took me quite a bit longer to read than normal. Not because it wasn’t well written, but because the story was so in depth and intriguing I needed to give my brain time to process all the twists and turns woven into the storyline.
Set in a picturesque Cypriot village, our lead character, Diana Rivers a writer and amateur sleuth, sets out to uncover the truth when expatriate Leslie is found dead. Along the way she becomes involved in the interwoven lives of those in the village, both local and other expatriates, and their connection to Leslie, and how he has irreparably damaged the lives of all those around him.
This amazingly well written tale of mystery and intrigue will keep you guessing until the last page, and just when you think you know the answer, will add yet another twist to the tale.