BLOG TOUR – Review of Angelborn by JK Allen

“…you’ll always have a home with me.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 160 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

High school is all about boy meets girl, girl gets demon mark, and girl finds out she’s half-angel. At least that’s how it is for Ginny Gracehurst.

Sixteen year olds have a lot going on in their lives, and Ginny is no exception. Grades, homework, pimples, oh and now the sudden appearance of a demon mark. And discovering her father, who she thought was dead, is actually the great angel Grace. Who is very much alive.

With unforeseen powers growing, she has to figure out who she really is. While also staying out of the reach of a powerful half demon who is hell-bent on bending her to his will. The Alliance, an organization that is supposed to help people like her, is threatened by her potential gifts. They are more invested in their own hierarchy then in upholding their divine mandate. It’s up to her and a new friend, Aiden, to protect not just herself, but the ones she loves.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from OWS Ink.*

Ginny was a just a normal girl, raised by her mother, with a guy best friend. When Aiden and Jacob enter the picture he’s got an attitude and she cannot figure out why. Hello, he’s jealous! He’s obviously on the wants to be more than her best friend train and she’s completely clueless. So she has a moody best friend, one cute guy who gives her tingles, and another cute guy who her gut doesn’t seem comfortable with. Good thing she trusts her gut.

Jacob is a half-demon who wants her for her powers. He’s definitely dedicated to his plan, but he’s a few crayons short of a full box.

Aiden is human, but works with a society of angel descendants who battle demons to keep harm from humans. He lost his family to demons and refuses to be anything, but a fighter, even if no one else really wants him there. No one except his best friend, she wants him all to herself, and turns all her wrath onto Ginny when she captures Aiden’s full attention.

With two jealous best friends, a crazy half-demon, power-hungry angel descendants, a powerful angel, and Ginny…who has powers beyond anything anyone could have imagined Angelborn is definitely a page turner.

Here’s the thing about this book…I know I’ve read it before…or seen it on TV, but no matter how hard I try I cannot place it. And it’s driving me insane! I remembered most of it, except the ending, somehow that changed or maybe it’ll play out further in book 2 because with the cliffhanger ending it has to be a series.

It’s a really good book, but until I figure out why it seems so familiar to me I may be cussing it.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon pre-order page. Angelborn is scheduled to be released on 9/27/2018.

 

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Review of Genesis (The Infinity Series, Vol. 2) by Bellamy Westbay

“…please…” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Angels)

Book Length (Est.): 339 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

When modern-day twists with the old texts from the creation of time, you find a story that leads a group of friends on a journey, one that will change their lives and possibly the world’s…

The unthinkable has occurred. The love of Alexander’s life was dying. Every moment pulled her away from him. Every second brought her closer to death. And he’d do anything to save her.

Even if that included treason.

Even if it included defying the God he’d sworn to obey.

In a race against time, Alexander set out on a new mission. To scour the multiverse for the three gatekeepers who blocked the way to the only cure.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author.*

Genesis picks right up where Revelations dropped off. Gwen is dying from being poisoned. Alex and Jasper are trying to save her; each with their own reasons as to why.

Their journey takes them to distant worlds filled with trials and adventures. While trying to navigate the unfamiliar terrains and customs Gwen is also trying to figure out how she feels about Alex and Jasper. Alex hurt her one too many times for her liking and she tries to keep her distance although she has a very difficult time doing so and Jasper has always been there for her…or has he?!

It’s a love triangle filled with the unexpected and wrapped in a little what-the-heck-was-that. From page to page you never know what is going to happen next. It’s easy to get submerged in the story. So much happens and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but it does end on another slight cliffhanger, and I cannot wait to see what in store next for everyone.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon pre-order page. Genesis is scheduled to be released on 9/18/2018.

 

Review of Malsum Pass (Malsum Pass #1) by Kimberly Forrest

“I can’t believe she shot someone.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance

Book Length (Est.): 282 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

After locating some letters her mother had kept hidden from her all her life, Tara Mason journeys to the small town of Malsum Pass, Vermont to find the family she never knew she had and to discover just why her mother had kept this place such a secret.

The town seems idyllic despite the townspeople’s odd habit of staring and… sniffing? And her new neighbor Riley Cooper looks like he could have been conjured from one of Tara’s fantasies, but there is definitely more going on here than meets the eye. Tara is determined to uncover all of the secrets, even if it reveals things she never knew about herself.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Tara grew up with her mother and step-father, but after her mother passes away she finally learns the secrets of where her family comes from and everything that goes with it. Wanting to connect to her roots she travels to find her long lost grandfather and ends up finding a lot more.

Riley is drawn to Tara the moment he sees her and goodness gracious he doesn’t seem happy to have to wait. HE’s a downright pain in the rear that needs his mouth taped closed half the time, but whereas his mouth gets him in trouble his actions make him seems quite wonderful.

Malsum Pass is what I imagine a Disney shifter book would be like. Yes there’s a little violence, nudity, and sex, but the townspeople are one song away from being a Disney cast. Everyone is too nice and accepting that I kept waiting for something sinister, but even the ‘evil’ stepmother was disappointing in that aspect.

The writing itself was in serious need of an editor. Sentence structure and punctuation can be quite annoying to read when it’s incorrect.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

 

Review of The Chosen (The Descendants #1) by Aurora Grace

“How serious were you when you said you want to be like Wonder Woman?”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 260 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The stage is set for the ultimate battle between good and evil.

When Elizabeth Summers jams on the brakes to avoid knocking into a man standing in the middle of the road, she is thrown into a world of angels, demons, and gods. A world where a shadow organization, the Elect, will stop at nothing to get her.

There’s no one she can turn to but Ian Knight. He has saved her once, and he promises to protect her.

But Ian is part of the Elect, one of their very best.

Will he give up all he has ever known and all that he’s been taught,[ original no comma. Think about it] for her? And with enemies in two separate realms, will Elizabeth and Ian ever be safe?

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Elizabeth “Lizzie” thought she was having reoccurring nightmares…turns out they were premonitions. Even after witnessing firsthand that her dreams were reality she kept trying to convince herself that they were dreams because for them to be real meant either she was going crazy or her world was fixing to get turned upside down.

Ian was supposed to save Elizabeth and he did, but she wasn’t one of his normal charges. He couldn’t walk away from her as he’d done all others before. He was drawn to her, needed to know her, and to help her. However, in order to help her he has to go against everything he’s been taught to believe.

“Your laugh does weird things to me.” He brushed his thumb under her lower lip. “It makes me feel better than saving people.”

Elizabeth is pulled into a world she never knew existed. And Ian is learning that everything he’s ever know is a lie. Together they will learn to trust each other and to stand up for what’s right against any obstacle that lies in their path.

In a world of angels and demons The Chosen will take you on a journey of discovery that will leave you enthralled and wanting more. It is book one in The Descendants Series, it does not end on a major cliffhanger, but it does end in a place that will have you ready for book two.

“Doing my best isn’t good enough if I can’t keep you safe.”

She put down her utensils and shifted closer to him. “You said I burst into flames.”

“You did.”

“And you saw the man burn.”

He nodded.

“Yet you ran straight to me. You could’ve burned; you could’ve died.”

“I just wanted to get you out of the fire.”

“I get it that it’s your job to protect me, but please don’t do that again – especially if I burst into flames again. I don’t know what happened, and – “

“I’ll do it over and over again.”

Review of Revelations (Infinity Series #1) by Bellamy Westbay

“Magic’s just science we don’t understand yet…” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 331 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

When modern-day twists with the old texts from the creation of time, you find a story that leads a group of friends on a journey, one that will change their lives and possibly the world’s….

Gwen Adams was faced a tough decision. On one side there was Alexander, the rich, powerful, devastatingly sexy man who intoxicated her with his very presence. On the other, the poor, hardworking, and gorgeous Ky, who’d earned her friendship and stolen her heart.

Alexander Prescott was bored with the predictability of eternity when his world was rocked by a beautiful woman who looked exactly like his long lost love. Despite the fact that she was human, he knew he’d found the woman destined for him. That was, until he met Gwen.

As outside forces push Alexander and Gwen together, another more sinister force lurks in the shadows, determined to destroy him.

Torn between the woman destined for him, and the one he desperately desired, what would he do?

This book is the first in a series that will take you on a unique journey of love, lust, revenge, and betrayal.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Gwen is a lonely girl who’s always left alone by her parents, who keeps having boy issues, and feels like an emotional yo-yo, but she still remains her sweet and caring self. She likes helping people and she likes taking care of people.

Ty has been one of Gwen’s best friends for a couple of years, but he’s always longed for her. Once she gave in and started dating him he betrayed her trust and left her brokenhearted and without the friend she once had.

Alexander is an angel. He’s fought may wars for Heaven, but his hardest battle is yet to come. He’s torn between the visual version of his long ago lost love and the girl whose every sense calls to his own. One will love him and one will betray him in the most evil of ways.

Revelations is an engrossing story that will hold you captive with its suspense…that is if you can get past the ever jumping the storyline does. I started dreading the infinity symbols as every time they appear the story jumps forward. Sometimes it was easy to follow, but more times than not it took a minute to figure out what happened and where I was causing the spell of being engrossed to be temporarily halted.

All I can say is just when you think you know a character beware because no one is as they seem and I have a feeling that there’s more to come as the series continues. The writing style may not be my favorite, however, the story itself is interesting enough to make me want to continue reading just to see where it goes. Of course, that may have to do with the slight cliffhanger book one ends on.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

Review of Ruined By Power (Empire of Angels #2) by Zoey Ellis

“I need you. And I will always protect you.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 212 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

“I will not tolerate him touching you, looking at you, breathing any air you breathe.” He kissed her hard and pulled her into his body as his desire burned. “You’re mine.”

Powerful, half-angel Thea faces the scrutiny of the Angel Realm and is beginning to realize that angels are nothing like how they are depicted in the human world. She is intrigued to hear information about her family and pursues the history that has been hidden to her for so long. As Thea tries to get the answers she needs, her faith in Cam is shaken when truths about him are revealed.

Power angel Cam is concerned when he realizes the Angel Realm has plans for Thea he wasn’t made aware of. He fights to keep her close and protect her from the challenges she faces. However, when the pressures on their relationship bear down, he teeters on the edge of a darkness that could cause her to walk away from him forever.

Ruined by Power is the second book in the Empire of Angels series, a paranormal alpha angel romance series. If you’re a fan of alpha heroes, powerful heroines, paranormal worlds and destined mates, start with the first book, Claimed By Power.

About the end: This book is a continuation of Cam and Thea’s story and there is cliff-hanger at the end.

Sexual scenes and strong language included. Not suitable for readers under 18.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Ruined by Power picks up right where Claimed by Power left off with Thea arriving in the Angel Realm. And boy oh boy it’s one hot entrance.

Thea is adjusting to a new place, new people, and basically an entirely new way of life. She needs Cam for support, but he’s dealing with his own issues and an assignment that’s putting a lot of pressure on him.

A place that should bring them closer as mates is slowly tearing them apart. Nothing is happening like either  of them thought it would and neither have control of any of it.

Thea’s learning more about her past, her mother, and herself.   And Cam’s losing himself a little at a time as he battles his way through the Legion demons.

As the story progresses you’ll see the tribulations of love and also its strengths, but beware… the ending… definitely an OMG type of cliffhanger!

On a side note:  there’s so much miscommunication and the sex is sometimes used like a weapon or maybe even a bandage… only destroying or healing, not just for the love and passion it once was. It was too much at times.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

Review of Pierced (Vampires of Scarlet Harbor, #1) by Keira Blackwood

“I caught you”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 164 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Late-night hunts for a crazed serial killer, a vampire-obsessed best friend, and a mountain of classwork is enough for any woman to juggle. But Hannah Lewis isn’t just any coed. She happens to make the best microwaved brownies in Scarlet Harbor. Plus, she’s a wolf shifter.

On a mission to investigate reports of zombie-like monsters terrorizing the masses, vampire Bennet Pierce is prepared for anything—except for the blue-eyed vixen that changes everything. How can he protect her from harm if he himself is a threat?

This story contains steamy vampire/shifter romance, action-packed and suspenseful circumstances, scorching love scenes, and a happily ever after ending. To see more of the Vampires of Scarlet Harbor, and Walter’s chance at love, watch out for Vampires of Scarlet Harbor book two–Hunted.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Hannah is a wolf shifter who moved to Scarlet Harbor not only to go to college, but to get away from her pack and find herself. Who she found was not what she’d expected. She had a roommate obsessed with vampires and hunting down some rogue vampire who was killing people, a mysterious man whom her mind nor body could ignore, and creatures who wanted to eat her, not to mention the ones who only wanted to drink her blood. Nope, not what she’d expected at all.

Bennett is a vampire assigned to investigate and kill Hannah, but he can’t. From the first time he saw her he’d been unexplainably drawn to her and his need to protect her outweighed any and every thing else…even going against his own.

Pierced is a fast paced read that alternates between Hannah and Bennett’s POVs. It gives you glimpses into each of their worlds, their feelings, and leads you to their HAE. To me it seemed to lack a little oomph. There was not really any build up to the ending, definitely lacked the suspense needed, and then everything happened quickly and I was like “What the hell just happened?”

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.