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

Book Review: My Mechanical Angel by Harmony Lawson

My Mechanical Angel is set in 1928. Things are simpler in the town of Whitcomb, but a young girl named Emmaline Fortenbery feels like an outsider. She feels as though she does not fit with the rigid rules put in place my the mayor and reverend, Archibald Whitcomb, Jr. He believes that a nearby town is full of demons and demands that all follow the laws of god. The ‘good’ reverend is also hiding a secret, but the town does not know what.

 

Also, Emma finds out that the town nearby is not what the Reverend from Whitcomb says it is. Emma finds that in the nearby town of Seraphton that it is more advanced and that she has family there as well. Her journey starts on the night a stranger crashes into her parents’ barn. He is the son of a lady that Emma saw long ago. Continue reading