“State of Emergency” by Mary Hallberg!

Hiya guys and dolls! New review today, perfect for zombie and horror fans! It’s a fairly new release, but seems to be a fan favorite already! Check it out, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

State of Emergency

 State of Emergency
~Author: Mary Hallberg
 
~Released: September 26th 2017
~Length: 158 Pages
~Genres: Horror, Suspense, Young Adult
 
17-year-old Dallas Langdon is fighting off zombies with a pizza cutter.
 
Dallas has always loved zombie movies. But when she catches a real live (erm, dead) musician eating a man’s intestines backstage after the show, she knows her movies have become a reality. And what do characters in zombie movies do? Seek shelter. Fortunately, Dallas’s eccentric uncle owns a farmhouse in Chattanooga, an eight hour drive from New Orleans. It’s on top of a steep mountain, surrounded by electric fences, and cut off from the worlds of the living and the dead.
 
Dallas’s parents, still safe at home, laugh at her idea over the phone. Her friends only agree to join her because it’s fall break and they could use a mini vacation anyway.
 
But then Dallas’s best friend is killed by a zombie horde when they’re attracted to her ringing cell phone. Civilians think their reanimated loved ones simply have the flu, leaving them alive (well, undead) and rapidly increasing the zombies ranks. And since minors can’t buy guns, Dallas’s only weapon is a giant industrial pizza cutter she swipes from a gas station. George A. Romero never mentioned anything like this. With one friend dead and no zombie survival guides to help her, Dallas and her friends must get to Chattanooga before joining the ranks of the undead themselves.
 
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“Frost Legacy” by Jessica Reed!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this new paranormal adventure, filled with shape-shifting werewolves, fae, magic, and danger.

Frost Legacy

 

The Inheritance

 

 Frost Legacy
~Author: Jessica Reed
 
~Released: October 23rd, 2017
~Length: 285 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

 

How do you fight fate? Her options are disappearing and her resolve is waning. Will she continue to fight until the end even when all seems hopeless? Will she succumb to the evil of the world because it’s easier or will she be the light people need her to be? 
 
Orphaned at the age of five when her parents were tragically murdered, Kitra Frost thought she had faced her hardest parts of her life with their deaths and finding out she was a Dire Wolf shifter. She never knew her toughest battle would find her when old wounds were finally healing. 
 
Secrets kept hidden from her mask a power the world has never seen. She’s not safe anymore and someone is coming for her. 
 
Receiving help from some new friends and a group of extremely dangerous and handsome Rangers from the Dire Wolf pack, she knows what has to be done. 
 
Together, they would take on the worst enemy the Supernatural community had ever faced. 
 
Her name is Kitra Frost. She’s the key and the gate will not be opened. 

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“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?

“Frede and Santa” by Leen Lefebre!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a cute holiday novella to share with you today, and it’s perfect timing! It’s suitable for all ages, starting middle grade and up. Check it out, and be sure to let me know what holiday reads you’re enjoying this month! =D

Frede and Santa

 Frede and Santa
~Author: Leen Lefebre
~Released: June 2nd 2017
~Length: 36 Pages
~Genres: Holiday, Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy
In a faraway village there lives a farmer with his wife. The summer harvest has failed and winter already arrives. So, how should they feed their three sons? The idea arises to fetch wood in the northern forest. They could dry it, sell it from door to door and earn some money to buy food. 



Frede knows that his parents are doing their best, but is it enough to withstand the most barren period of the year? Together with his brothers, Rhune and Folke, he wants to visit Santa and ask him for help. But, first they must travel through that extensive forest where the evil Elf King lurks.

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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

The Witches of Auburn: The Gifts of Our Mothers

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Hiya peeps! I’ve got a new release for you today, along with two giveaways! Check out my review below the book & author info, and enter for your chance to win some awesome prizes!

The Gifts of Our Mothers 

(The Witches of Auburn, #1) 

 Gifts of our Mothers

~Released: October 2nd, 2017
~Publisher: Brunswick House
~Length423 Pages
~Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult, Romance

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*The next two installments of The Witches of Auburn are releasing the same day!

In the dark woods I’m forbidden to go into, lying on top of the one person I swore I’d stay away from, and hiding from the men who chased him, I hold still as Ike Kennedy whispers in my ear, “Don’t leave me.”

The questions of why my mother packed up our lives and moved us to Auburn, New Jersey when she, herself, fled here twenty years ago, plague me every day. Her past and the people in this town loom over our family with a haunting understanding of the coven I was born into, but realize I know nothing about. The enemies I heard stories about as a child attack without warning or regard for human life, but I don’t know who they are.

I’m Ever Ayars. I can fly. I can disappear. I can move things with my mind, but my gifts are my only clarity. Lost within a new school, new friends, and a new life, there is only one thing I know for sure.

I’m not leaving Ike Kennedy.

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