Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A Howl in the Night (Author Guest Post and Book Review) [Comment for a chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card!]

Author: Courtney Rene
Title: A Howl in the Night
Genre: YA Paranormal

BLURB: Sweet Sixteen is supposed to be a turning point in your life. The world is before you in all its glory, just waiting for you to reach out and grab it. Right? For Abigail Staton, no. Not so much. Not only does she suddenly lose her best friend due to a fight, but out of the blue her mother expects her to believe that the father, she has never met, is actually a werewolf. With that revelation, Abby is thrust into the world of two wolf clans who are not only fighting each other, but also fighting for Abby, one of the few females born to the shape-shifters. Her father is determined to pair Abby up with Derek, a very dominant and overwhelming shifter. Abby vehemently balks at this union to disastrous results. When war is declared between the two clans, Abby has to decide what side she is actually on.

My Review: At the start of this book I was intruded there were a lot of elements that I liked in this book. The authors unique approach to shifters was new and the characters were complex.
I really loved the fact that this particular book focused more on the action and the story itself and not on a mushy teenage romance(there were elements of romance but not a huge amount). Don't get me wrong I love teenage romance and I believe the author will include a lot of it in the next few installments of this series as she did present many love interests in this book.
My Recommendation: If you are looking for a good action packed Y.A story with some great action and paranormal aspects read this book!
My Rating: 5/5 roses

Writing for Young Adults
By Courtney Rene

I was a reader when I was a kid. I don't mean, I read some books. I mean that I read everything I could get my hands on. I made my way through the children's section and right on into the adult section. What was missing though was an area for teens and young adults. I believe that is why at the ripe old age of twelve I was reading Dean Koonz, Stephen King, and Anne Rice.
Now let's be honest, what business does a twelve year old girl have reading that type of stuff? At the time, I didn't think anything of it. Heck I was reading, why would anyone complain? Anyone ever read Gerald's Game, by Stephen King? Well I learned a lot about sex in that book. Some I still don't want to know about. Or what about Anne Rice and her book, Cry to Heaven? Yeah, so not for the young readers. Oh don't get me wrong, I love these books. I am a die-hard horror genre person. Now, as an adult, I just don't think they are quite the appropriate reading for the young teens and YA readers.
Since I was a kid, a new section has appeared in the form of YA. This is very exciting. It gives the teenager more appropriate reading. I don't mean the sex and violence, I mean it gives teenagers books about teenagers. Before you had kid books or adult books. Now, you have this whole section tailored just for teens about teens. It's great! The age for this group is roughly 13+. I write for the 13-16 age group…generally. My Shadow Dancer series has begun to creep up out of this range and now encompasses the 18+ group. But why? Why did I choose this age group?
No idea. Not a tangible reason anyway. If I have to answer I would say it is because even as teens, they are still willing to believe. They still want to believe in fairies or werewolves, or vampires. They still want to believe in happily ever after and love at first sight. Adults are jaded by time and experience. Teens aren't there yet. Not that they don't have time and experience behind them, they just aren't quite as beaten down by it, usually. I love writing for YA.
I get asked all the time how I feel about writing in sex and violence for this group. My response is always, "I tone it down in YA". With sex and violence my own personal stance on this, right now, is "All the guts, but not the glory." You get the bread but not the butter. Why do I do that? Is it a rule? No, it's not a written rule. I don't think the teens would even really mind it, but their parents, the ones in general buying the books, they care. Kids know that sex and drugs and violence are out there. That doesn't mean parents want their children to read about it at every turn. Not when there are better options out there.
Then what about cursing and foul language, how do I handle that? Heck, most teens use it. Yes, they do. Maybe not in front of their parents, maybe not as excessively as others, but most kids cuss. I don't mean as foul a mouth as a street rapper or a "sailor" either. Maybe it's just an 's' word here or a 'd' word there, but they use it. I have and will use curse words in my writing for YA now and then, but only when I feel its necessary and justified. Only when I know, a kid would really truly say it. Most teens don't say, "Oh, darn it!" Sorry, they don't.
There are some that take a very different stance on sex and cussing for YA. I know that. I have heard and read their side and appreciate their stance and their opinion. Mine is a different opinion and may change over time. Who knows what I may think in ten years time.
All in all, I think YA is a fantastic addition to the masses. I wish it were around when I was, in fact, a young adult. Oh well, better late than never.

"What're you cooking?"
"I just got in, so nothing yet."
I felt a bit confused for a moment, because I could smell something. It smelled salty and something else I couldn't put my finger on. I tipped my head up a bit and sniffed the air. The smell was really strong and pungent in the kitchen. It was there somewhere.
"What's that smell then?" Suddenly, I was starving.
She turned around and looked at me, but before she could answer, I spied a white package sitting partially unwrapped on the counter. I went over to it and pulled open the paper to see what smelled so good.
Inside was a chunk of bloody, raw meat. My stomach churned and flipped suddenly, not in sickness but in desire. My brain may have been saying eww gross, but for some reason my body was saying, oh yeah, give it to me now. I backed away from the counter. I had a feeling if I didn't, I would have pounced on that slab of meat and chawed down on it, raw or not.
"What's wrong?" Mom said, "It's not for you, I promise. I have stuff to make pasta salad too. What else you in the mood for?"
I decided she didn't really want to know the answer to that question.
I couldn't take my eyes off the white paper, sitting there, unattended, smelling up the house with its heavenly scent.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Courtney Rene lives in Ohio with her husband and two children. She is a graduate and member of the Institute of Children's Literature. Her writings include magazine articles, short fiction stories, several anthologies, and her Shadow Dancer series, published through Rogue Phoenix Press. For a complete listing, visit www.ctnyrene.blogspot com. Feel free to contact her at ctnyrene@aol.com
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Monday, 30 July 2012

The Catalyst Tour (leave a comment for a chance to win one of zoe's ebooks)

Author: Zoe Winters
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Title: The Catalyst

Blurb(from Author Website): It started with one lost, shivering pup; it may end in a war…
Panthers don't do responsibility. They don't do long-term relationships. They definitely don't raise kids. But when Z discovers a young wolf in the forest, he takes him in, unaware of the powerful beings hunting the pup.

Fiona is a witch who can't leave her house; the birds have told her something bad will happen. The mailbox is as far as she'll go, but even that may provide more danger than she's bargained for. When a wolf pup stumbles into her garden, her safe, wrapped-up world heads for a free fall.

But along with danger, the pup brings a chance at love—a chance an agoraphobic witch and a bachelor panther shifter aren't likely to find on their own.

My review: for me this book was an excellent addition to this series. I have had the pleasure of reading those that came before and they were excellent, however this was by far the best.

There is just the right of romance and the action in this one. It was fun seeing the characters in previous books here and the ending as usual was perfect.

My recommendation: Anyone over 18 who enjoys a good paranormal romance!

My Rating: 5/5 roses

If you would like to learn more about this book or the author please visit: http://zoewintersbooks.com/2012/06/06/the-catalyst-now-available-in-ebook/

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Goddess Test


Author: Ammie Carter
Title: The Goddess Legacy (#2.5 Goddess Test)

My review: this was a nice addition to the Goddess Legacy series, I found as a novella that it did the job of being both informative and entertaining. Like many others I did enjoy the first installment of this series, I thought from the first that it was a brilliant idea.

The characters in this book an the wonderful elements of both fantasy and paranormal make it an exceptional read that will keep fans of the series satisfied until the next book comes out!

My recommendation: I'd tell anyone with an interest in both paranormal books and fantasy books to read and enjoy this title

My rating for this novella; 4/5 roses

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Fractured Light tour stop (leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of this book!)

Author: Rachel McClellan
Genre: Fantasy Paranormal
Title: Fractured Light

Blurb from Goodreads: Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. But she never felt ready to face them---until now. Defying the Auran Council and everything she's been taught, Llona must learn to use her power over light as a weapon if she wants to survive.

Review: previous reviews have spoken well of this book and mine will be no different. First of all let me just say I love the cover it is something special and I commend the artist!

The book itself was an action packed fun filled adventure with all the elements one would hope to find in a YA paranormal Romance book.

My recomendation: I know not all of you will not like it or at least not as much as I do, however I do encourage all of you to give this one a try!

Rosa's rating: 5/5 roses

Author Interview

1) Are you a fan of the genre you write and if so how does this affect your writing?

Rachel: I love anything paranormal or fantasy related. Almost all the books I read and TV shows I watch are in this genre and because of this it does affect my writing. I believe the imagination can be a terrifying thing, and I love to exploit it. This is easy and fun to do in this genre.

2)How long did it take for you to write Fractured Light?

Rachel:It took me six months to write and another couple to edit.

3)Would you say the process was taxing or was it fun and easy?

Rachel: I love to write novels, but I"m not particularly fond of editing. Because of this, I often start writing a new project while I'm editing another project. I'll use it as motivation. "If you edit 20 pages then you can go write."

4)What inspires you most to be an author?

Rachel: Simply to create new worlds that others will enjoy...or be terrified of. Along with this creation comes characters. Some of them have been as real to me as my sister. I can't even begin to describe how much writing means to me. It's my forever.

5) When can readers expect your next book?

Rachel:Probably around May of next year. I just saw the tentative cover for Fractured Soul. Very cool.

6) Is there anything more you'd like to tell your fans and the readers?

Rachel: First, thank you to those who took the time to read it. I know I'm a first time author so I appreciate you taking a chance on me. Second, if you haven't had the opportunity to read Fractured Light, I recommend it (really???). :) It's different from most YA books out right now  because of the main character, Llona, who is an Aura which means she has the ability to manipulate light. The book is rated above four stars on Goodreads with over 200 ratings, so, um, check it out. :)

Fractured Light Excerpt:

I'm dying, I thought. This was unexpected and not at all how I envisioned my death. I was supposed to die gardening in a flowerbed as a hundred-year-old woman, not as a seventeen-year-old trapped in a lake beneath inches of ice.

Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After a Vyken killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can't take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake. As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she's caught in something bigger than she can understand, with a power she can't wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.

For Purchase Links: please visit
There is also a separate giveaway there as well!

Author Bio

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was... 

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Monday, 16 July 2012

Nursing Second Chances: ABG blog tour stop!! (Comment to be entered in the giveaway!)

Author: Maggie Green
Genre: Romance
Title: Nursing Seconds Chances

Blurb: Kiersten Hart left Honey Creek the minute she graduated high school and never looked back. When her sister Jeanine is widowed and left to raise two children alone, Kiersten moves back on a temporary basis. When Charles steps in and sweeps her off her feet, she has to decide if the wounds from her childhood can be mended.

After his wife died, Charles Webber swore he'd never love anyone again. He buried himself in his work and didn't look up until he found out his son was sick. Moving to Honey Creek was supposed to make things easier. Kiersten does little to help keep things simple. Though he is taken with her, he soon realizes the casual relationship they agreed on is turning serious. As their expiration date approaches, Charles must decide if Kiersten is worth the risk.

Review: This book is one of those feel good romances with touches of other genres mixed in, that make it perfect.

The romance starts pretty early and so you don't have to worry about a slow book. The setting
Is charming and the characters are very complex

My recommendation: for anyone who would like to read a nice romance.

My rating: 5/5 roses

Bajan Rosa: What inspires you to write?

I've always had stories swirling around in my head. The best way for me to get them out is to write them down (or type them). The characters become real to me and I'm invested in how their lives turn out. I can't help but love them (and hate them).

Bajan Rosa: Was it easy to write this book?

Maggie: I don't think it is ever easy to write a book. Of course, some are easier than others. I think this one fell somewhere in the middle for me. The characters were fun and full of energy, but they also had a lot of background information that I had to get them to tell me.

Bajan Rosa: Where are you from and does your location affect your writing?

Maggie: I'm originally from middle-of-nowhere Wyoming. I don't live there anymore, but it definitely plays a role in my writing. The small town of Honey Creek where Nursing Second Chances has a lot of the flavor of the small town I grew up in. These areas are so fall of politics and dynamics that are fun to include in my stories. That said, I also think that it is fun to imagine places that are different from anything I've ever experienced. That's what made me love reading as a kid and continues to inspire me as an adult.

Bajan Rosa: When can we expect your next book?

Look for something new from me around the winter holidays this year ☺

Bajan Rosa: Is there anything more you'd like to add? 

Maggie: I'm having a large giveaway as part of my blog tour. Comments on each of the stops will count as an entry in the contest. Winners will be drawn on August 1st and will receive a gift basket from me complete with some book swag, bath products, and honey. For more details (and chances to enter), you can visit my blog (http://www.authormaggiegreene.com). Please make sure you leave an email address and feel free to ask me a question. I'll stop back in to answer.

 Nursing Second Chances

A Honey Creek Sweet Romance

Available from Turquoise Morning Press: http://www.turquoisemorningpressbookstore.com/products/nursing-second-chances-honey-creek-sweet-romance 



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Maggie Greene has often been described as having an overactive imagination. She's not convinced this is true, but does seem to spend a lot of her time daydreaming up ways to make her characters fall in love. When she's not buried in a pile of books or typing away on her computer, she's living out her very own happily-ever-after with a very patient husband and a demanding cat. Maggie loves to hear from readers. You can contact her at authormaggiegreene@gmail.com, through her website www.authormaggiegreene.com or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorMaggieGreene.

PLEASE NOTE: I apologize for the quality of this post as it was done using mail-to-blogger I am experiencing technical difficulties and this was the only way I could post. Please bear with me as I try to rectify this issue

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Married by Monday: Bewitching Books Tour Stop!

Married by Monday
Catherine Bybee

Book Two in the Weekday Bride Series
Carter Billings:
Sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, Carter Billings could have any woman he wants. However, when he makes his bid for the Governor's seat in the state of California, he needs to settle down and become a family man. Eliza, the woman he secretly adores, embodies the perfect amount of spice and passion to suit his marital needs, but she’s not interested in becoming Mrs. Billings. She can't even stand to be in the same room with him.
Eliza Havens:
It’s much easier to drive Carter away than to give into desire. Matching couples is how she earns a living, but getting married isn’t an option. The secrets she carries are too dangerous to entangle anyone else. When her hidden identity and past threaten her future, she’s left with little choice. Carter is quick to offer solutions to both their problems, but saying yes could mean endangering the man she’s growing to love.

Author of New York Times Bestseller, Wife by Wednesday presents, Book Two in the Weekday Bride Series

He folded his arms over his chest. “I suppose you could say I’m following Blake’s lead. Marriage solves a few fundamental problems in my career path.”
She stared at him full on now, not trying to look away. “Your problems. Not mine.”
“Problems you helped play a role in.” He saw the spark in her eye before she managed her first syllable of defense.
She sat the tea down and placed a hand on the counter. “That’s low, Carter.”
“And true or you’d be the first to tell me I’m wrong. If I had a choice, I’d be married by Monday to help dispel all the media crap created by yours and Gwen’s night on the Texas town. I thought I could come to you and obtain a little bit of cooperation.”
“A little bit of cooperation. Marriage is a tad more than a little bit of anything.” Her voice rose and her knuckles started to grip the counter.
“Yet you earn your living arranging marriages or partnerships on trite reasons less important than mine.” How dare she follow a moral high ground. Maybe she’d forgotten how well versed he was on her and Samantha’s business.
“You forget that our clients have to approve of the relationships we arrange. They have to like the person—”  
He laughed, interrupting her. “Do you really want to pretend we aren’t friends to prove your point?”
Her cheeks grew rosy which he had to admit was a much better than the pasty color she’d been sporting when he walked into the house. He felt the fire burning inside her as she shot daggers with her eyes.
“You’re my best friend’s husband’s friend. If you’re looking for a wife you might peek into your little black book, or whatever it is you use, and draw another name.”
Carter let his arms drop and took two steps closer. The angrier she became, the more his blood churned. His body responded to her outrage, but not in anger. “I don’t want to draw another name.”


I really liked this book, it was fun and entertaining with lots of passion and romance mixed in. The characters were amazing and the pacing was nice! There were some unexpected elements which I really appreciated and some points where I wanted to kill the characters. However it was a remarkable and well written book over all.

recommend this for anyone who over a good romance as long as you are over the age of 18 ;)
My Rating 5/5:

Author Interview

Bajan Rosa: What inspired you to write?
Catherine: I love to read. Romance has always been my genre of choice mainly because I like to know that when I finish the book everyone is alive, well, and living happily ever after. 
Writing is simply a way for me to write books the way I want them to be so I can achieve that happily ever after the way I want. Everyone around us has a life, a story...and with any luck a love story to tell. Creating those stories is an adventure.

Bajan Rosa: Are you fond of any of your characters?

Catherine They are my children. I love them all, even the bad guys. Actually, I love writing the bad guys probably because they can say and or do anything and it's okay. I love writing in a kids POV, but don't see myself writing YA anytime soon. 

Bajan Rosa: Do you see yourself writing for a long time? 

Catherine I honestly don't see a time that I won't write now that I'm where I am in my career. As long as I have readers, I will write. It's that simple. And before you ask...No, I don't see myself 'running out' of ideas for future books. LOL

Bajan Rosa: How much time do you spend writing?

Catherine I write daily. Or at least I try to write daily. I'm always doing something with my writing. Either marketing, blogging, chatting or writing. There is always something to do. 

Bajan Rosa: Any advice for aspiring Authors?

Catherine Yes. Write. The only way to move forward in this business is to write. There aren't any real short cuts in this business. A new author needs to work to make their books worth reading...to learn their craft. That requires time in the chair typing away. 

Bajan Rosa: When is your next scheduled release? 

Catherine My next scheduled release is in October. Not Quite Dating is being released with Montlake Romance. This is the first book in a new series that I'm sure my readers are going to love. 

New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Catherine Bybee has been addicted to romance since her teens. After spending a decade of her life working as an RN in urban emergency rooms, Catherine is now dedicated to writing happily-ever-afters for the world to love. Catherine is married and raising two sons in Southern California.
She loves hearing from her readers so feel free to visit her at:

Monday, 9 July 2012

Tonie Aleo: Cover reveal The Assassins #3 Series Empty Net


Greetings  Lads and Ladies here is another fantastic cover reveal for you!

Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance  Title: Empty Net (Assassins #3)
 Author: Toni Aleo

((Definition of an Empty Net: When a team pulls the goalie for an extra attacker, desperately seeking a goal.))

Audrey Parker was in a horrible place.
She hated her job, her sister was getting married and moving out, but worst of all, she was in love with a total jerk. No matter what she did, every guy she met hurt her. All she wanted was her happily ever after. Her Prince Charming. Her Lucas Brooks! She didn’t know how to change her life but she knew she needed too.
Feeling like she was about to hit rock bottom, Audrey wakes up next to Tate Odder.

Tate Odder had lost everything.
After being brought up from the Assassins’ farm team, the Florida Rays to the Nashville Assassins, Tate hopes he’ll forget everything he has lost. He doesn’t. Each day gets harder to live in a place he doesn’t know. Even being the first rookie goalie to shut out an opposing team three times during the Lord Stanly Cup Finals, he still felt empty. With the loss of his parents and sister still heavy on his heart, Tate isn’t sure how to live like everything is okay.

But when he wakes up beside Audrey Parker, things start to change. She turns his life upside down with her kooky sense of humor and her bright clothing. She is intelligent and beautiful, and for once, he doesn’t feel empty.
Will Audrey be the person to fill the holes in Tate’s heart, making him whole again?
Or will another player ruin everything, leaving him feeling forever like an empty net?

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“I have to tell you,” she said with a shy grin, “It’s usually not this easy.”
He looked down at her questionably, “Easy how?”
“This easy to pick me up. I usually make guys work for it.”
He grinned and her smiled grew more, “So you want me too?”
She eyed him, her face bright with excitement. He may have been a little too forward but he was a blunt person, and hardly ever hid his feelings from anyone.
She moved closer, her eyes bright with lust as she said, “I do and I don’t even know you’re name.”
“Do you want to know it?” he asked with a cocky grin.
She moved in close, her wide brown eyes locked with his, “All I want to know is when you can leave? I have a room not even a mile from here.” “I have to tell you,” she said with a shy grin, “It’s usually not this easy.”
He looked down at her questionably, “Easy how?”
“This easy to pick me up. I usually make guys work for it.”
He grinned and her smiled grew more, “So you want me too?”
She eyed him, her face bright with excitement. He may have been a little too forward but he was a blunt person, and hardly ever hid his feelings from anyone.
She moved closer, her eyes bright with lust as she said, “I do and I don’t even know you’re name.”
“Do you want to know it?” he asked with a cocky grin.
She moved in close, her wide brown eyes locked with his, “All I want to know is when you can leave? I have a room not even a mile from here.”

Author Bio

I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic.

I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it’s cause of my intense love for hockey!

I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!

When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel.

I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?



Twitter: tonilovesweber6
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Xxx -Rosa

Friday, 6 July 2012

Stacy Kennedy Tour Stop: Supernaturally Kissed & Demonically Tempted

Demonically Tempted
Frostbite Book 2
By Stacey Kennedy
Tess Jennings, now a member of the Memphis Police Department, is on her first cold case. The suspected suicide of Lizbeth Knapp ten years ago isn’t a theory her family accepts—they believe she was murdered.

But the case is only one of Tess’s worries. Ghosts are talking, and word of her abilities rapidly spreads. A dark ghost is terrifying the spirits of Memphis, and she must force the entity to cross over.

Tess doesn’t have to do this alone. Not only does she have her ghost-lover, Kipp McGowen, but the department has brought in a medium. Dane Wolfe might answer all her questions, but he also brings a world of trouble. Will Tess finally have all she’s ever wanted, or will everything she’s vowed to protect be ripped away?



Supernaturally Kissed: If an action packed paranormal romance is what you've been looking for this series is the book for you! I thourally enjoyed reading this first book, The heroin was Kick-Ass the flow was great and the storyline fantastic!

Demonically Tempted: This was the second installment in this series and it was no disappointing I read the whole book through without stopping and am looking forward to reading more from the author! 

My Recomendation: For any adult (18+) Who enjoys a great read. I would not suggest this for anyone under that age or those who are averse to non erotic intimate scenes 

My Rating for both: 5/5

About the Author

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart-squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and they even give you a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll also find fast-paced action, life-threatening moments and a big bad villain who needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance eBooks bestseller lists.

Stacey welcomes comments from readers. You can find her at www.staceykennedy.com

Monday, 2 July 2012

Bite Me, Try me, and Fang me

Author: Parker Blue

Genre: Paranormal

Age Group: Teen +

Title: Demon Underground 1 2 & 3

Blurb: When the streets of San Antonio become filled with vampires, one girl will hit the streets stakes in hand and succubus unleashed Val will put all the blood suckers to death for the final time.

Throughout these three books Val will learn more about herself and the vampires she hunts than she ever thought possible.

My thoughts: this is a special three review set from NetGalley from the publisher. Of all the books I've ever read about vampires and demons I'd have to say this is one of the most unique. Yes the concept has been before and in better ways however I think that Parker has managed to incorporate her own style into this YA Paranormal Series.

In terms of the characters I'd have to say that from the first book I was totally in love with Val's half he'll hound half terrier. For me his presence was what made this series stand out from the others. If I had to be critical about it I'd say that the author did the best job with his character hands down.

Of course being the protagonist Val also took up quite a bit of my thoughts while I read. She had the typical teenage thing going on angst radical changes etc. Her love interests are where it gets interesting I think putting and s on the word interests is enough of a spoiler so I'll just say that no she wasn't in a relationship with more than one guy at the same time.

Dan's character was something else. Honestly I think the author saw him as much more than he turned out to be. Not saying he is unimportant in the book only that he isn't as important as I thought he'd be. His cockyness got to me and at times I wished he wasn't written into the book but since he is important there was no help for it.

Parker's true imaginative side shows with Shade in all three books. I've read books that included creatures of shadow but honestly this one was unique there is no doubt that a lot of thought went into his character and although I think he could be developed more he's a fairly brilliant character all round.

The other characters Micha, Alejandro, and Ramirez were also key in making the entire trio what they are.

My recommendation: I recommend any fan of YA paranormal take a read of this. It isn't the best but it is an excellent set of books.

My Ratings:

Bite me: 3.5/5 roses
Fang me: 4/5 roses
Try me: 4.9/5 roses

Overall 4/5 roses:

If you would like to purchase this series, please find the amazon links in the top widget.
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