Super written post-apocalyptic world – Strain of resistance by Michelle Bryan

 

trainAuthor: Michelle Bryan

ASIN: B01CF981FE

Published:  February 2016

Description:

My name is Bixby. I was 12 years old when the world ended. A mysterious mist had blanketed our world, turning most of the population into blood-sucking predators. The few of us left uninfected…well, we were the prey. Vanquished to the bottom of the food chain.
For eight years we’ve fought this alien war. Barely surviving. Not knowing which day would be our last. But now we face a new threat. The parasite that took us down is evolving. Becoming smarter. Stronger. Deadlier.
The infected took everything from me. My home. My family. The man that I loved. No more.
This is the story of our resistance.
Mature themes. 17+ Rating

Review:

Topic and idea for world:
Apocalyptic/ Post-apocalyptic world is something that we know for sure, but here it seemed for me different, especially the bad ones (how the world ended in some way) – I loved the way it was written!!

Emma Bixby:
Our main character, I understand why she became like that. Her relations are very strict and well she doesn’t have many friends. Her relation with Luke, how it changed during book, I was jumping with it like YAY! in my head 🙂 And here it comes why i would cut this 0.5 star, sometimes she made me furious for her stubbornness or else, being angry for others feelings.

Plot:
We begin when main character is 12 years old. We see what kind of family she lives in (not good one), her relations with parents, and what’s the most important, how this apocalypse began.

After it we jump 8 years later, world changed a lot, everything is different, but humans survived, and we can read how they deal with problems, their relationships, how they created some kind of country and a little bit its structure.

Language:
It contains strong language, so for sure it’s not for children and teenagers. Of course not everyone like that kind of language so keep that in mind.

Recommendation:
I recommend it to people who like post-apocalyptic worlds, read in first person, see how person change in that conditions (growing up), and of course how people adapted to this entire strange world.

And one more – I liked Luke very much, his way of behaving 🙂 (but I won’t tell anything more, you have to read)

End of book put a chill down my spine!!

 

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This author know how to write post-apocalyptic stories!

 

Strong emotions in thin book – UnTamed by Laxmi Hariharan

 

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Once again: stunning cover!

Author: Laxmi Hariharan

ASIN: B01GKDJO0M

Published:  June 2016

Description:

Leana Iyeroy, the first hybrid in her family, only ever wanted to be 100% human. An unexpected encounter with the Hugging Saint of Bombay forces Leana to face the wolf inside her. A shifter, coming of age story, about falling in love and discovering oneself.

UnTamed was originally published as part of the UnCommon Bodies Anthology and is a standalone story in the Many Lives series.

Review:

First thing after reading – so short but full as long book. Sometimes short stories lack depth but this one of course not ( this Is my second short story from Laxmi and it’s also brilliant).
The story Is described by thoughts of Leana, as well her origin, how she felt. This gave the book a package of very strong emotions.
Her story wasn’t easy, but as teenage girl she try to do something do she won’t be blamed for what had happened (all i can say Is that people can destroy you for something from not even from your past).
Emotion, this book Is based on them (very strong, but not overwhelming).
And the last thing, acceptance Is something we can learn or rather just try to understand on the example of main character 😉
In one word: super.

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Second book from Laxmi, once again  very good. There will be more works by this brilliant author!

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Love in medieval time – Not Long Ago by Susan A. Royal

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Author: Susan A. Royal

ASIN: B008E5Y4M8

Published: june 2012

Description:

While doing research for a novel set in the Middle Ages, Erin and her employer, March, are transported to a time where chivalry and religion exist alongside brutality and superstition. Things are not quite right at the castle, and Erin and March feel sure mysterious Lady Isobeil is involved. Erin must cope with crop circles, ghosts, a kidnapping and death before the truth of her journey is revealed.

Forced to pose as March’s nephew, Erin finds employment as handsome Sir Griffin’s squire. She’s immediately attracted to him and grows to admire his courage, quiet nobility and devotion to duty. Yet, she must deny her feelings. Her world is centuries away, and she wants to go home. Despite that, Erin can’t stop thinking about her knight in shining armour.

Review:

The beginning is so mysterious, that it make reader to think: omg why? I want to know more 😉
in this book we have a lot of action and plot twists. There are happy and sad moments to share with characters.
I Was afraid to find Erin little and well not being able to deal with it on her own. but she Was great!!
And time thing was very surprising to me. you will find more when you read 😉
I recommend book especially to women who like romances in medieval ;), and when female character isn’t helpless 😉
very good pice of work 😉

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There will be more works from Susan R. Royal o my blog. Stay tuned!

Susan site: Susan wordpress

Urban and paranormal romance – Feral by Laxmi Hariharan

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Author: Laxmi Hariharan

ASIN: B01GCWLDJG

Published: july2016

Description:

**Short 15,000 word, standalone story, set in the Many Lives Universe**

He was her destination. She just didn’t know it.
When Maya leaves Luke to go in search of her blood family, nothing prepares her for the secrets she uncovers about herself.
An intense, shifter romance, set in Bombay. A standalone novelette in the Many Lives universe.

Review:

To begin with: I recived copy for honest review 🙂
I usually don’t read short stories, because I like longer one. But that one was VERY GOOD.
Emotions in it (especially Maya’s) were so brilliant made into words, I could feel it inside myself, like they were real.
Relationships also were made with proper concern and change, not like from one side to another, but gradually. It make reader to follow them easily.
I look forward to read more your stuffs dear Author!!
I recommend this book to people who like paranormal, shifters, dealing with true about yourself.
Thank you 🙂

This is my first book from Laxmi, but not the last one 🙂

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That’s it for today, soon more books reviews!!! 🙂

Hot Paranormal Romance! Wordless by May Sage (1 Age of Blood series)

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Author: May Sage

IBSN13: 9781530859115

Published: may 2016

Description:

The vampires took over, and twenty-one-year-old small town girl Fay Turner had thought it meant that every human like her was destined to be a slave or a servant.
Then, William came and set her free.
She’s enrolled in the Academy, alongside humans and vampires alike, and there, she learns that she wasn’t just one amongst many; she was a victim.
She strips herself of every vulnerability she can shed.
But after spending such a long time as a slave, can she adapt to a world where she has to carve her own path?
William is used to freeing slaves, he’s done it again and again. He knows the drills. But from the beginning, Fay is different.
For one, his rule of never getting involved with an ex-slave is about to go down the drain… just as soon as she can open her mouth and actually say what’s on her mind.

Age of Blood is a series of steamy, paranormal romance novels with dark and explicit content.
Each book is a standalone.

Review:

To begin with – the cover – it’s beautiful and make you want to look at it all the time!!
I received this book in exchange for honest review. 🙂

This is my first book from this author, and what i cen tell i simply loved it!

Fay is such character, she’s not heroine that you can find that genere 🙂 She’s hard to break, fight for her soul and her mind.
Action is very smooth, has some twists inside (you will find it in the book 🙂 )

I recommend it to adults and mature readers due to +18 content. And also you have to like Vampires 🙂

 

First review! Hellion by Rosalie Stanton

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Beautiful 🙂

Author: Rosalie Stanton

IBSN13: 9780996453356

Published: may 2016

Description:

Life in Heaven is a snooze and Sera is always on the lookout for reasons to ditch the Pearly Gates. When a job opens to get close to the orphaned son of a King of Hell, she doesn’t hesitate in signing up. Sera’s role is simple: befriend and protect Colin until he is old enough to seize his powers and overthrow his tyrannical father.

Piece of cake.

Colin knows his best friend, Sera, is quirky. In fact, he loves her for it—more than she can know. So when she tells him he’s the heir to a Kingdom of Hell, he tries to play along. Sure, the whole thing’s nuts, but there isn’t much he wouldn’t do for her.

Still, Colin isn’t prepared for what he learns. Or sees.

The closer Sera gets to completing her mission, the more conflicted she becomes. In all eternity, she never thought she’d fall in love, especially not with someone who happens to be the best friend she’s ever had. But no matter how badly Sera and Colin want to stay together, duty, demons, and Heaven and Hell stand in the way.

 

Review:

I received book for free in exchange for a honest review 🙂

Book is focused on relationship between two friends (long-term friends): Colin and Sera.
It shows how their relation change in a brief moment. Due to some conditions (more in book).

Book is classified as paranormal romance and erotic (not that much).

Plot take place nowadays, so everyone can imagine how their whereabouts look like from some films 🙂

I recommend this book especially to female, due to very emotional pack inside book. If you like romances and heaven/hell motive this book is for you 🙂

Reading this history you can’t get lost within characters, because there are only 2 of them that happen to be important during well something like 70% of book, so you can concentrate on the most important things – relationship between Colin and Sera.

Description made me think that there would be more action, but I welcomed a thought of book with slow action and a lot of emotions (so rare when I think about paranormal book).

And in the end, there are sex scenes, but it’s not like the core of it. So don’t look for something like Gray or Cross in it. – I really appreciate that it was written like that:)

So, in conclusion I recommend this book to people who look for emotions, changing relationship. Even if you don’t like paranormal things I think you should try, because it’s not the most important thing in it.

I will come back to it in some time 🙂 Have a nice adventure 🙂

 

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This is my first review. I hope it will help you.

Cover and description posted with permission from Rosalie Stanton