“Shattered Roses” by E.L. Parfitt!

Hiya peeps! Fairy-Tale Retelling today, for Beauty and the Beast! Check it out, and be sure to let me know your favorite retellings in the comments – I could use more recommendations! =D

Shattered Roses

 Shattered Roses
~Author: E.L. Parfitt
 
~Released: April 24th 2017
 
~Length: 79 pages
 
~Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fairy-Tale Retelling
 
A book for all Beauty and the Beast fans! A contemporary retelling viewed through the eyes of a teenager. Sixteen year old Megan wants to be a doctor. When Megan volunteers at a residential home she meets Lady. Lady tells a fragmented and confusing story of a duke who never aged; his fate tied to the roses that grew in his garden. As Megan hears more of Lady’s tale she is intrigued to know whether the duke existed or if he is a figment of Lady’s imagination. As Megan embarks on unravelling the mystery of the beast a hidden family secret emerges… will it shatter her life forever?
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The Legend of the Sky Titans

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a new sci-fi adventure for you guys today, published a few weeks ago!

The Legend of the Sky Titans

 Legend of the Sky Titans
~Released: November 4th 2017
~Length: 225 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
 
In post-apocalyptic America, two orphaned children raised as sharecroppers live together in a fragile, farm home. Michael Gilliganson Jr, the son of the world’s greatest mercenary, Mopy, acts as the sole guardian of his little sister, Nya, after the death of their parents. But when the NeoMen (humanoid dinosaurs) invaded their small town, they take Nya hostage. Michael, who must now live up to his parent’s legacy as the legendary Sky-Titan to save his sister, is gifted with his father’s Badge of Alpha, a blue and yellow, badge-like device that gives him the ability to transform into the therianthropic god, Alpha to fight against the emergence of the tyrannical dinosaur dominated empire led by the evil King Mungfalme. He then joins forces with legendary werewolf hunter, Val Helsing (now known as Pappy), Jullian the Iota Eagle, the Vendor, Mr. Dalton, The Duke of Washington, and newcomer Samantha as they fight against the Dinosaurs to save and protect mankind from the brink of annihilation.

 

 About the Author
 Raleigh Daniels Jr.
Hello my name is Raleigh Daniels Jr and I have been writing stories for the past 15 years. I have a lot of experience. I love writing about werewolves and vampires, but twisting them up to call them my own. Writing is like an escape for me to run from the harsh reality to the utopia I create. I’m like God controlling my little children hehehe…wait is that out loud?
 
[I] like to watch a lot of science fiction films, fantasy films, some contemporary, little dramas, horrors (that aren’t stereotypes) etc. If you are curious by what type of music I listen to, [well] I listen to soundtracks, New Age, classical music, Latino, hip hop, underground rap, underground hip hop, soft rock, and metal. You also caught the part that I like some pop music. 
 
Writing and reading has always been like a drug to me. Whenever I put words on a page I’m always pulled out from my chair into a world that I create, writing the sounds envisioned in my head, imagining myself in the pages where the words flow. 
 
These are the things us writers tend to see when we are high with the pen.

 

 
~ Connect with Raleigh Online ~
 
 My Review
Needs polishing, but not a bad story.
Sci-fi novels are generally entertaining, when done well. With an original story and some charismatic characters, it’s difficult to go wrong. Luckily with The Legend of the Sky Titans, it is a unique story, and most of the characters are easy to follow and enjoy.
Michael has a massive weight on his shoulders, once his sister is kidnapped by humanoid dinosaurs. A problem like that calls for an extraordinary fix, and luckily for him, his family has him covered. With the help of his father’s Badge of Alpha, and a band of evil-fighters (including Van Helsing), he is able to transform into the only creature strong enough to save humanity, and his sister. With plenty of imagination, action, tension, and a bit of humor, this book is not a bad way to spend an afternoon.
My only issue with it is mainly with the edition I got. It needs polishing, with grammatical and formatting issues littered throughout the chapters. It seems unfinished as I read it, but with the proper polishing and formatting, it’s a solid 4-rose story.
If it looks interesting, be sure to add it to your tbr lists, and enjoy a new sci-fi adventure.
*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
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“The Final Year Project” by Mehana Usha Rani!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a new release to share with you today, fitting for college students and fans of college-age drama stories.

Check it out, and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below!

The Final Year Project

 The Final Year Project
~Released: November 29th, 2017
~Genres: New Adult, Young Adult, College, Contemporary, Drama
 
Om Prakash, a senior at Amra College of Technology, is getting ready to spend his final year with his friends, Vikram, Sid and Dev. They want to do something special to commemorate their last year but with no plans yet, they attend the Freshers’ Day Inauguration Ceremony.
 
Enter Sara, the class topper of the freshers batch who looks as perfect as her test scores. Om is instantly smitten. With that, Vikram announces their final year project: Om ♥ Sara. Om has no objections.
 
But Sara does.
 
Unamused by their harassment and hell-bent on revenge, Sara infiltrates their all-male Boxing Club joining as their team manager. Om tries hard to keep peace amongst the team; struggling to hide his affection for her while his friends suffer under her leadership. But when a ghost from the past comes back to haunt the boys, Om finds reason to believe Sara joining the club might have nothing to do with what happened at the ceremony. The very friends he’s trying so hard to protect have secrets of their own. And it’s up to Om to dig deeper before someone gets hurt. 

 

 About the Author
 Mehana Usha Rani
Born and raised in sunny Singapore, Mehana Usha Rani is an alter ego residing in the mind of a 23-year-old.
 
Despite holding a degree in Economics, Rani has a special interest in writing all things noneconomic and is set to publish her debut novel, The Final Year Project, by the end of 2017.
 
~ Connect with Mehana Online ~
 
3 1/2 Roses
PG-17
Drama meets danger, settled in the boxing ring.
College is a place of jokes and drama for this group of friends. With a sassy chick giving a group of guys a hard time, you’re bound to run into some laughs, drama, and a few fights. While Om tries to keep the peace between his crush and his prankster friends, secrets break free of their shadows, turning the little group into a mess.
While this particular style of novel isn’t my personal taste, it wasn’t bad. Written in a way most college students tend to act and think, it would be fitting for readers of that nature. From the first paragraphs, you get a taste of the drama that drips from nearly every page. High in emotion and energy, the whole story ends up being quite exhausting, even though it’s not all that long.
I like the way the chapters were set up, breaking up the story by semesters, which fit the setting. The writing style is very bullet point written, as each new emotion and reaction is listed and pointed out. Set up almost as a screenplay with play-by-play movements and reactions, detailing each character in a somewhat detached sort of style. While it wasn’t bad, it isn’t my particular taste, and I had a difficult time really getting into the story.
Overall, this book wasn’t bad, by any means. I think it holds a lot of appeal for many readers, and could easily grow to have a large following of fans and satisfied readers. If it sounds like your cup of tea, give it a shot. There is a bit of language throughout both the dialogue and narrative, which would be my only warning. If that doesn’t bother you, hopefully you’ll enjoy it!
*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
Let me know what you think of this book, in the comments below!
 
Thanks for visiting!
 
Have a great day! =D

“I Was An Evil Teenager” by Anthony Avina!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a horror/thriller/suspense/wtf book to share with you today, sure to give you some chills, and possibly some nightmares. Check it out, and let me know what you think of it in the comments below!

I Was An Evil Teenager: Remastered

 I Was An Evil Teenager: Remastered
~Author: Anthony Avina
~Released: October 20th, 2017
~Length: 274 Pages
~Genres: Horror, Thriller, Suspense
 
Killer. Zombie. Demon.
 
Evil comes in many forms, and Lisa Etron embodies them all in I Was An Evil Teenager, the three novella series that explores evil and the ways in which it appears. Author Anthony Avina brings a unique look at the work of Lisa Etron, a seemingly normal teenage girl who harbors a dark secret that threatens to tear apart not only those closest to her, but an entire town as well.
 
Lisa Etron is the girl next door. Lisa Etron is the most beautiful and popular girl in her school. Lisa Etron is the girl of Dave Trent’s dreams. Lisa Etron is a demented killer, hellbent on chaos and murder, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to achieve those two goals. While a seasoned detective works to solve the mystery of a series of brutal murders, Lisa plans a deadly killing spree that threatens to destroy those who have made the mistake of loving her.
 
This remastered edition of the book updates the story and brings a deep dive into the battle between good and evil. Showing the lengths in which evil is willing to go to to tear people down, and the way in which people use hope and love to overcome that evil, this novel features the combined novellas of I Was A Teenage Killer, I Was A Teenage Zombie and I Was A Teenage Demon.
 
A twisted horror saga like no other, this series follows one group of people who must survive the twisted mind of a killer who refuses to go away and let them live happy lives. In this one of a kind novel, discover whether or not evil ever truly dies…

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