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A Review of Children of Another God (The Broken World) by T. C. Southwell


Review by: John H Glen

Date;                   14 June 2012

Format:    Kindle Edition 

ASIN:         B004ZH3BTG               

My rating:          4 stars

The Broken World, Book One, Children of Another God

Authors/Publishers Book Description/Synopsis

Mujar do not use their powers for good or evil, they simply exist, immortal and apparently purposeless. The mounted warriors are known as the Black Riders, but no one knows where they come from or why they seem bent on exterminating every man, woman and child. Talsy uses her father’s knowledge to trap the Mujar with gold, which has an odd effect on them. Her father intends to throw him in a Pit, from which he will be unable to escape.

Talsy does not believe the Mujar deserves such a fate, so she frees him and begs him to take her with him on his journey. He agrees, and they set off across Shamarese, continuing his quest to find an old hermit’s lost son. There is far more at stake than Talsy realizes, however, and she has innocently stumbled upon the last free Mujar, who has the power to decide the fate of her race

What Do I Think?

I got this book on my kindle free of charge from Amazon.co.uk, there were no reviews about it so I thought why not try it what did I have to lose only a bit of my time and anyway if you don’t try new books by new/unknown authors then you are soon going to run out of books to read.

As it was it turned out to be a really good read a bit slow at the start however it soon became clear that I was reading a well woven story from a new up and coming story-weaver, T. C. Southwell has woven this story in such a way that you can actually see the story play out in your mind that’s what you would call descriptive writing.

As I have said this is the first time I have read any thing from this author but as there is another 3 books in this series I will be reading more of her books in the future.

Do not miss out on this book its free you have nothing to lose only time!

See more from this talented writer at T. C. Southwell Books

A Review of Midnight Reflections by Katrina Michaels


Midnight Reflections, Katrina Michaels

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Details:

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 481 KB

Publisher: StoneGarden.net Publishing (9 Nov 2010)

Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

Language English

ASIN: B004BLJABO

Authors/Publishers Book Description/Synopsis

All Tara Daston wanted was a fun night out dancing with her boyfriend. Getting killed was certainly the last thing she ever expected and waking back up three days later as a vampire was the last thing she ever wanted. And just when she finally begins adjusting to her new life, a friend is killed by a creature nobody can identify. At first, she tries to move on because, after all, she’s just a newly risen vampire who was still trying to learn about existing as the Undead. But despite it all, she can’t stop thinking about her friend. As more killings happen, she realizes that she can’t ignore it any longer. Deciding to investigate a little, she meets Tom Duncan, the lead agent of the Preternatural Investigation Agency, who is not amused at her interference. Whether it’s because they are both vampires or because he keeps treating her as if she’s five years old, but Tara really enjoys riling the agent. Also, now that she’s gotten involved, she doesn’t want to stop. And when the killer notices her and is intrigued, she no longer has any choice, forcing her to work together with Tom and the rest of the agency to stop the murders.

What Do I Think?

This new weaver of the vampire story (new to me anyway) Katrina Michaels has an innovative way in writing about the Undead and the conflict of the human and paranormal worlds that is both revitalizing and electrifying.
Her cast of characters has its eccentricities to provide the comedy that I think all books of this genre needs; the story has several distinctly scary occurrences, which only goes to prove that this story weaver is not afraid to get her hands dirty with all the unpleasant aspects related with genre.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone keen to try new authors, believe me you will enjoy the event.

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Review: Tempt


Tempt
Tempt by Claire Farrell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Authors/Publishers Book Description/Synopsis

There’s a monster running around Dublin, and it’s up to Ava to catch it. The pressure’s on, and she’s becoming as cynical as Peter. But when a demon marks her friend, and a possible threat from England spells war, Ava’s left with a huge choice to make. The lives of one or many.
With a little help, Ava has the chance to win all of her battles… if the darkness doesn’t take her over first.

What Do I Think?

I enjoyed this book just as much as I liked the other 2 books in the series, the action packed plot and the revelations and twists and turns all through the story made for an exciting read, I imagine that the next instalment will be just as good if not better as Claire Farrell develops her main cast of characters more.

Ava is a forceful heroine while she isn’t perfect; she does hold a darkness inside one that desires to break free.

For those who liked the first two books, this book follows on perfectly where the second finished, Eddie uncovers a bit more about himself and we start to see a more of the other characters develop; Esther, Gabe, and of course Peter.

These stories are building into what could become a long and interesting series from a very accomplished weaver of stories.
Get the books and have an enjoyable weekend transported to world and place far away from everyday troubles and woes.

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A Review of Taunt (Ava Delaney #2) by John Hugh Glen


Taunt
Taunt by Claire Farrell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Authors/Publishers Book Description/Synopsis

All Ava wants to do is forget about the vampires, but they won’t leave her alone. Between her failing business, angry landlord, disloyal friends, and vampire stalkers, life is starting to feel pretty stressful. When Ava finally deals with her biggest problem, she is caught up in the chain of events it triggers and taken along a path she can’t escape from.
Ava has to figure out what exactly is her biggest threat: the humans, the vampires, the Council—or her true heritage.

What Do I Think?
This is the sequel to “Thirst (Ava Delaney #1)” Ava is struggling to come to terms with her new life, she has gone from being a near loner to someone who is surrounded by people.
Aware she is becoming more than a vampire or day walker she is unwilling to let her friends know exactly what powers she is developing.

I must say I enjoyed this high-speed story, it is woven by this story-weaver in such a way that you follow its plots, twists and turns effortlessly, and Claire’s creative talent is manifestly magic itself.
This story carries on from where “Thirst (Ava Delaney #1)” left us with all the characters where they should be.

Another winning story from one of my favourite story-weavers, I am already reading book 3 and look forward to more stories from Claire Farrell.

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A Review of Thirst


Thirst Thirst by Claire Farrell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

10 FEBRUARY 2012

Authors/Publishers Book Description/Synopsis

Ava Delaney calls herself a hybrid – a living, breathing human who happens to have vampire poison running through her veins. The only thing greater than her thirst for human blood is her capacity for guilt. She does her best to avoid the human world, for everyone’s sake.
When Ava accidentally enslaves a human while saving him from a vampire, she realises she has to look for help setting him free. Despite her misgivings, she expands her world but finds herself dragged into a possible vampire civil war. With the help of some new friends with ambiguous loyalties, she tries to find a way to keep her human, and herself, alive.
At approx. 45,000 words, Thirst is the first in a series of paranormal novellas.

What Do I Think?

A Great story from a great story-weaver and it was a free download from Amazon.co.uk (get it now free) what more could you want?

I finished reading this within hours of starting it, as you all know I am a fan of vampire and fantasy novels and this was unerringly what I have been looking for. The whole story had reminiscences of Blade and True Blood (Sookie Stackhouse) except it was not the same a kind of marriage between the two but somehow enhanced.

The plot keeps you enthralled and in suspense, at first I was doubtful because it was a free download plus I have never heard of Claire Farrell however the synopsis made it look interesting and what was the harm it was free, you see this is one of the reasons I like the Kindle you can get samples, free downloads and then if you like what you read you can easily download more it’s so easy.
Anyway with this story I found that I truly couldn’t put it down, I truly enjoyed the story line and the mystery surrounding the central characters, I have already downloaded the others to see where the author takes us next and at £1.92 and £1.91 you can’t really go wrong by doing so.

If you enjoy “The Vampire Diaries” by L. J. Smith, “Twilight”, by Stephanie Meyer and “The Sookie Stackhouse Stories” by Charlaine Harris then you should enjoy these well woven stories by Claire Farrell.

What more can I say in Claire Farrell we have discovered a new weaver of the fantasy/paranormal story, she has developed or is developing many characters in this book I will only mention the main cast so as not to spoil thing for you.

There is of course Ava Delaney who has vampire poison running through her veins, has a thirst for blood so she endeavours to absent herself from the world and spend as little time with humans and super naturals as is possible, I like her attitude.

Carl is just a run of the mill human he was yanked literally into his position as a result of a slip-up Ava made, I can’t in truth say much about him seen has is personality isn’t really shown till the end.

Peter exterminates supernatural beings and he sort of helps Ava and Carl with their predicament His character is very bewildering.

Eddie is enigmatic chap and he’s not even really human he helps them except also requires stuff in return, he becomes irate without difficulty if truth be told I am not fond of him, but I suspect we will almost certainly will be seeing more of him in the series.

In conclusion this book is a skilfully woven story it’s an easy short read to tempt you into the world created by Claire Farrell and I have a feeling that this world is going to become very popular and don’t forget you can get this book for free if you download it from Amazon for your kindle.

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