Captive by Anna Santos – book blitz

CAPTIVE
by
ANNA SANTOS

Genre: Fantasy Romance Contemporary Young Adult

Cover Design: Laercio Messias

Release Date: January 12, 2017

BLURB:
Who would you rather have—a vampire or an angel—for a soul-mate?
Innocent Aria never imagined that her dream trip to Paris would change her life forever. She is soon thrown into a world where vampires, angels, gargoyles and werewolves exist.
After being rejected and almost dying, Aria finds herself stuck in a dangerous love triangle where her freedom and happiness are at stake.
Who will Aria choose to love forever?
The gorgeous but ruthless vampire who sentenced her to Hell or the breathtaking and possessive angel Prince who offers her redemption and a brand new pair of wings.
Find out in Captive.

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What i think about this book? – Check my review!
This book starts really unnoticeable to what will come during it! As in the previous book, we have a broken soul that needs a new soul mate and there similarities ends. And I was really glad about it.
The plot was once again like: I know that part, but still there was something new about it. Like getting a new idea around the one we know. The idea of two mates was really well developed with logic one events.there were moments I felt some things were too long and I git to think when they will do jest thing. But it WON’T destroy a great pleasure of reading! 😉
Characters were rather well developed. But sometimes I found them too helpless and self-centered (i grow to hate one female). We get to see Cami and Jacob as they are mates after Save me it was great to read about them even if they were meant to be just side characters.
What I can say my rooting was for both vampire and Angel – I can’t wait to read part two!I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book

AUTHOR BIO:
Anna Santos is a Bestselling Author in Paranormal Romance. who builds worlds of undeniable beauty, with witty and enchanting characters.
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Can she find what she is even when it will make her life hard? The Quest by Mary Abshire

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Author: Mary Abshire

ISBN: 1616504137

Published: October 2012

 

Description:

Retribution. At any cost.
Now that she knows her name and what she is, she wants justice for everything she’s lost. Though her memories elude her, she takes a job for a half-demon Senator and, aided by werewolves from a local clan, intends to uncover evidence that will convict the Senator of more than thirty murders. Getting to the Senator and finding the necessary evidence is more difficult than she anticipates, especially when there is a bounty for her death. If that were not enough, the vampire who stole her memories returns and reveals unexpected truths. But she’s not going to let anything stop her. Not a sadistic assassin or a servant or Lucifer. Not even her ex-lover, the vampire God of the Underworld. Nothing will stop her from claiming retribution…even if the price is her life.

 

Review:

Very good book 2.
What would you do if you had 4 DNAs in yourself (human, demon, Vampire, Angel)? Someone whats to kill you at any cost? You would run away but not Shelly, she will face it, and even go into it. She rocks in that case.
I really enjoyed a plot and style, it war a really good read. Plot was carfully created and it was logical.
Characters were mostly very good developed, but sometimes i found them too naive for real world. Shelly is not a women that will allow anyone to command her, that made me like her even better as i’m done with womens who stay and scream for help.
I hadn’t suspected the ending, but it means there can be more books! And i would love to read it 😉
I recommendation this book to pnr lovers, people who like steamy, fast paced books 😉
For sure mature readers!

 

Great anthology with retelling! Loved it!

32807277Author Anthology

ASIN: B01MG5BCXO

Punblished: November 2016
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15 fairy tale classics reborn. 15 endings you’ll have to read to believe!What if Beauty was the beast? What if Little Red Riding Hood was a sacrifice? The stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty have been told countless times over, but never quite like this…

Once Upon a Happy Ending features your favorite tales retold by 16 incredible authors, including Ella Summers, KM Shea, Cameron Jace, Rebecca Hamilton, RaShelle Workman, and many more! If you like enchanting worlds, witty heroines, and inventive reimaginings, then you’ll love a collection that takes the classics to a whole new level.

 

Review:

Each author is different so i will give opinion about each story aby Then a general opinion.

Twelve dancing angels by Ella Summers
What will happen when you don’t know who you exactly are? you can do a lot of things, but you don’t have any memory about it.
Here dance is a metaphor for fight in the real meaning! Nyx has a lot of mysteries on Her own.
this short story gives only A glimpse of World and plot.

The Goose Girl by Brittany Fichter
This story is very smooth. I don’t know the original story, but this one made me interested in it! Story concentrate on emotions and how you feel when your world is turned upside down!

The Princess Who Chased Sheep by K.M. Shea
Story of a girl that is too clever for her surrounding. It’s a very nice and fast story. Here princess lost her place in palace and have to live on her own; then we have also a sly prince, that i found really interesting.

Chains of Gold by Shari L. Tapscott
A story of Rumplelstiltskin. In this world when you speak with Alfar (something like elves to me) you have to be careful what you promise.

Rapunzel’s Beauty by Casey Lane
Get one knight, his squire, princess and curse. Mix it in good proportions and you will get this story! I really liked that dark side of it.

Hansel and Gretel Devil Children by Jamie Campbell
The story is mix between Grimm brothers version and the most well known version of this story for children. For me sometimes it was too exaggerated from stepmother point of view.

Ellora’s Tail by RaShelle Workman
Short story, just a teaser. But i liked it.

The woods by Rebecca Hamilton & Connor Kressley
What would you do if your whole world was built on a lie? Deal with outside world and don’t allow to kill yourself. The concept and style of writing was great.

A Fistful of Stars by Cameron Jace
Story of Oz from other perspective. That’s not my style, but i liked it and would like to know more.

That Damn Pea by May Sage
Once again May Sage won my heart with her book/story. Strong female and cool guys – that’s her world. That story kept me smiling.

Beastly Beauty by T. Rae Mitchell
Short story. Interesting thinking and plot, but i would love to see this story more developed as well as character. It was good story, but too short in its form – as in longer story we would see more sides of characters, as each of them had perspectives to be well made.

Sleeping Cyborg by Aya Ling
That story was very Nice mix of sf and variation of fairy tale. Nice fast read with base of story. I liked Talia very much!

Vincent the Tailor by A.W. Axley
Tailor fight with zombies. Interesting series teaser

The Pastry Chef’s Apprentice by Melanie Cellar
Cinderella put in Palace (apprentice) and Her way with Stefan. I can tell it really catched my eye. I liked the best mail characters and maids (they rocks!)

Through the Mirror by Rachel Morgan
A New way of telling Snow White! very smooth read. But still it shold be longer.

anthology for me was a trip to my children stories in an older way. I recommend it for sure!

Magical love in Paris – Save Me by Anna Santos

32022699Author: Anna Santos

ASIN: B01LZRO55T

Published: October 2016

Description:

Young Camille’s dreams are shattered when she’s rejected by the ruthless and abusive Alpha of the Shadow Pack. Her only chance at survival is to arrive in Paris and pray that what her brother told her about the angels is true.
Chased and almost killed upon her arrival, she’s saved by the mythical creatures who protect the city. Plus, Fate gives her a new mate. The one she always dreamed about. But with a price.
Jacob had been waiting a long time to be matched to a rejected soul so he could break his curse and become a full angel. Camille is everything he’d been looking for in a mate—she has a good heart and she’s extremely brave. Running against time, they have thirty days to fall in love or he will turn into stone, forever.
Peril strikes when Alpha Simon wants to reclaim Camille. In a mad quest for power, he wages war on the other packs. Now more than being saved, Camille needs to be the savior.
Review:
This is my first book from Anna Santos.
I kept reading until i got till the end! I read it within one day – for me not usual.
I used to read this kind of books a lot, but this one was so fresh in concept with mates (more in book); the motive with angels and gargoyles got my heart.
The relationship between Cami and Jacob was true and there were emotions and behaviors not artificial about her attitude for Jacob after what had happened to her.
This book has what good book needs 🙂
This is: good and interesting characters; other characters not only as background with more than one dimension plot with fresh things and for sure good and memorable writing!
Anna this series is going to be one of my favorites!

First review! Hellion by Rosalie Stanton

Hellion
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