Posts Tagged: new adult

Sci-Fi Spotlight Stock-up and MASSIVE Giveaway Begins Today!

Sci-Fi Spotlight Stock-up and MASSIVE Giveaway Begins Today!

A talented group of indie authors have joined together to offer readers free or discounted books.  There are 15 free books and 15 books priced at $.99.  Take this opportunity to sample new books or even venture into new genres. CLUTCH is only 99 cents, and up for grabs in our giveaway is the  complete AUTOGRAPHED TRILOGY! And don’t forget to enter our MASSIVE Giveaway!  $175 in Amazon Gift Cards PLUS autographed books! a Rafflecopter giveaway

November 26, 2012 Uncategorized 3

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Review of Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol

Review of Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol

Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol I loved Evie, really she was a delight to read.  I found myself talking to the characters in this book, which is not something I normally do, so that was a surprise.  Mostly, though I just enjoyed this book from start to finish.  I can easily see this as a movie because it is packed with action, is not just a love story/triangle, and it has some interesting new developments on angels. My only complaint might be Reed.  How, you ask?  How could I have anything bad to say about REED?  And that’s just the point.  He was way too perfect.  He had everything.  I like the boy to be a bit bad and Reed, even though he was a major kick-ass tough guy, was not bad enough for me.  He was too restrained, did not struggle nearly enough, and so felt a little less… Read more »

November 20, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Review of Saving Grace by Christine Zolendz

Review of Saving Grace by Christine Zolendz

Saving Grace by Christine Zolendz I was captivated by Grace in the first book, Fall from Grace.  I truly appreciated that this was a *real* new adult novel in every sense of the word.  I loved that they acted like normal young people, even if they did drink a little too much.  That’s pretty normal for this age group.  I didn’t even mind that Grace was a virgin because,  unlike some other NA novels I’ve read lately, the reason was pretty clear.  She was saving herself for her one true love.  I get that, I’m OK with that.  The V thing did not bother me in this book. I also loved the sexual tension.  I really did!  I know that some people are saying that the plot was so hot and cold with Shane and Grace, and yes, after thinking about it, it was.  But I enjoyed the ride anyway. … Read more »

November 19, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Review of Red Fox by Karina Halle

Review of Red Fox by Karina Halle

Red Fox by Karina Halle Oh, that Dex and Perry!  I love these two and writing a review of the Experiment in Terror books is effortless and fun, I swear!  First off, Perry.  How do I even express how much I love this girl?  I wish more authors would make a Perry in their stories.  Perry is complex, in fact I know there is so much more to her based off the hints Karina Halle is dropping through the series, but even if I didn’t feel that something was coming, I’d still think Perry was a 100% developed character.   Also, the romance that has no romance concept is one of my favorite things about this series.  I LOVE that Perry and Dex have to work together, that he has a beautiful girlfriend, and that he teases her about how they +might+ have something else in their future.    OK,… Read more »

November 18, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Fall from Grace by Christine Zolendz

Fall from Grace by Christine Zolendz

Fall from Grace by Christine Zolendz is anew adult novel that kept me up all night flipping page after page to see what happens.  This is sign of a really good story. I wish every book I picked up had this effect on me. I thoroughly enjoyed Grace and her BFF, Lea.  The story begins with a heartbreaking loss for Grace when her brother, one of only two people who know the secrets she been hiding, dies of cancer.  We do learn fairly early that Grace is no stranger to sadness and loss, although this does not get elaborated on until later. We also meet Gabriel in the first few pages, giving condolences, but who he is, and what he wants, is not explained until later.  His true motivations really don’t come until the very end. Grace has been living at the hospice with her brother for six months, and… Read more »

October 10, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Why We Love Fictional Characters

Why We Love Fictional Characters

I’m obsessed with understanding why I like a character. Why I like a story as well, but mostly what makes me drawn to one character over another. I think about this a lot when I’m reading, partly because I’m a writer and partly because it will help me find more books that I enjoy. Knowing why readers connect to, say, Eric Northman in the Sookie Stackhouse novels, is important. Why Eric? I love Eric, far more than I ever loved Bill. Bill is just…not Eric. And apparently Sookie agreed. Bill is good-looking, he’s a vampire, he’s sorta old, which makes him powerful. He’s rich, he’s compassionate, and he gave Sookie his blood (creating the blood bond) just like Eric did. So, ya know. You’d think Eric and Bill would be on fairly even ground. But it’s never been that way, for me at least. Eric Northman stands out as a… Read more »

October 8, 2012 Uncategorized 1

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New Adult Books by J.A. Huss

New Adult Books by J.A. Huss

 I Am Just Junco Series CLUTCH – In 2152 the avian race is on Earth looking for something stolen from them decades ago – their genetics.  At the center of the search lies the Rural Republic; a small backwards farming country with high hopes of military domination and a penchant for illegal bioengineering. 19 year old Junco Coot is the daughter of the Rural Republic’s ranking commander. She’s the most foul-mouthed, wildly unpredictable and ruthless sniper the Rural Republic has ever trained.  But when her father’s death sparks a trip into forbidden places, she triggers events that will change everything she knows to be true. As an elite avian military officer, Tier’s mission is to destroy the bioengineering projects, kill Commander Coot’s daughter, and return home immediately. There’s just one problem. Junco isn’t who she claims to be. With no one to trust, not even herself, Junco must confront the… Read more »

September 25, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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