Book Review: Aurora Sky, Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford

Cover Aurora Sky Vampire HunterIf there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it’s to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn’t hurt either.

Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora’s life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter. In Alaska. Basically she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job… by hand.

Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire. Continue reading

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Book Review: Escaping Shadows by Julieanne Lynch

Escaping Shadows

Giselle has barely had time to accept her new life, never mind the prospect of motherhood, but she finds herself, yet again thrown into chaos, only this time there is more than just her life at stake.

Awakening in a world among the angels, Giselle finds friendship with Ysoriel, an archangel, but little does she realise that Aurelius is under the watchful eye of Xavier and his minions, and soon enough Giselle falls prey to their wickedness.

Loyal and dashing Antoine does all he can to protect Giselle from Alex and Atarah, but underestimates the power of Xavier, taking him down to the pits of the Shadow World and a battle that see’s him question his own existence.

With vampires and shadow creatures vying for her life, can Giselle escape the darkness consuming her, or will she finally descend into the world of shadows?

 

book excerpt

The bright light hurt my eyes as we walked past the plumage of the orange grove. The sweet fragrance of the orange blossoms was almost overwhelming, but my senses welcomed the sweetness. We walked further and further into what seemed like a dense forest, passing a waterfall, with bridges over streams and koi ponds.

My eyes tried to take in as much as they could, but the beauty of what met me was not only astonishing, but overwhelming.

We stood on the edge of a rock, and stared out across a vast ocean. The water was still and calm, and very unlike the oceans I had seen as a child. No swells crashed against the rocks below, there was no howling, instead the air that surrounded us was warm and carried aromas of the sweet infusions from the orange blossoms behind us.

My eyes hurt in the bright light, but nothing could make me take my eyes of this wondrous sight. Ysoriel stood with her arms stretched out, raising them towards to the sky. Continue reading

Book Review: Within the Shadows by Julieanne Lynch

Within the Shadows

 

Living on the razors edge, Giselle Bergman’s life is torn apart by her cheating boyfriend. Little does she realise that he is the least of her worries when her long term friend Alex reveals a secret long hidden, and introduces her to his family and a new, darker world; a world of lies, deceit and corruption.

Thrown from one problem straight into another, the razors edge gets thinner and sharper, testing Giselle’s sanity and vitality. Never truly knowing who her allies are, Giselle soon learns not to trust anyone, even herself.

How far will Giselle run to escape what fate has dealt her?

Will she ever truly be free from the shadows that not only want her soul, but have her reborn as their Queen?

Join Giselle on a journey that is only beginning…

Not even she can hide when living within the shadows.

 

book excerpt

 

Chapter 1

I felt his eyes on me before I returned the look. He knew what I was thinking, and, like always, he knew the right way to cheer me up. Best friends were like that, and Alex was, without a doubt, my knight-in-shining armour. He was like my shadow, and the last six years proved to me just how dependable he had become.

“We need sugar, and lots of it!” he practically shouted, pulling into the lot.

“But we’ll be late for school! I can not have another detention, Alex, and besides, I need to see  Marc before class,” I sighed.

“Well, Marc can wait. Strawberry glaze or chocolate sprinkles?” he asked as he got out of the car. Continue reading

Zombies of Mesmer by OM Grey

Zombies of Mesmer CoverZombies of Mesmer

by

O.M. Grey

Published by Blue Moose Press

Book Description:

The Zombies of Mesmer is a Gothic YA paranormal romance novel set in Victorian London. Follow Nicole Knickerbocker Hawthorn (Nickie Nick) as she discovers her destiny as The Protector, a powerful vampire hunter. Ashe, a dark and mysterious stranger, helps Nickie and her friends solve the mystery behind several bizarre disappearances. Suitable for teens, enjoyed by adults. With steampunk gadgets, mad scientists, bloodthirsty vampires, and mesmerized zombies, this paranormal adventure is sure to appeal to fans of Boneshaker, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Vampire Diaries. Continue reading