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Book Review and Giveaway : Drasine by Geoffrey Saign!

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Today I am reviewing an Urban Tween Fantasy Thriller book titled Drasine by Geoffrey Saign. More about the author:

Geoffrey

Geoffrey Saign’s passion for nature and wildlife led to his award-winning fantasy series, WhipEye Chronicles. The author of the Divided Draghons & Bubblegum Mike series, his first books were Green Essentials: What You Need to Know About the Environment, African Cats and Great Apes. After teaching a self-awareness class for nearly a decade, combined with his own background in stress reduction, he wrote the professionally acclaimed Stress Free from Rainy Day Syndrome: A Practical Guide to End Stress, Restore Calm, and Find Happiness.

He has a background in biology, assisted in field research with hummingbirds and humpback whales, and sailed as far away as Australia. With more than twenty years of experience working in special education, he has taught adults and children everything from sailing to self-awareness to novel writing. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Book Summary

Drasine

A story about love, nature, wildlife, intuition, and trusting yourself.

Samantha and Jake have one and a half days to find and free the golden dragon, Drasine, from her deadly captor and turn her over to the murderous leader of the Lesser smugglers, or Jake will be killed. Sam is also worried Jake is going to leave her, and Jake has even worse concerns that he won’t tell Sam. Forced to fight in a Death Match against deranged Lessers, Sam and Jake learn that the secret mentor of Gorgon, the Evil One, is behind everything, and that one of them may have to die to save the other……nonstop action, monsters, & giant creatures—with quirky humor.

My Review

Samantha a.k.a Sam & Jake have yet another adventure, but this time far more dangerous than ever before. The monsters are bigger, the stakes are higher and the risks are much more.

Drasine is a golden dragon, whose flames can heal and empower anyone who touches it. That makes her much desirable for everyone who wants power. But she is kidnapped & guarded by a very strong creature, whose power and abilities are unknown to Sam & Jake. Yet they face him and try to rescue Drasine. But once they get there, they understand that the story is very much different than what they’ve been told. Drasine doesn’t want to be rescued and there are much bigger things to worry about.

An interesting character, the Evil One, makes the book truly irresistible, because no one knows who or what it is nor what it’s powers are. There are multiple characters who are accused to be the Evil One. That’s a suspense, a thrilling one too, since it turns out to be one whom you would never suspect.

The author’s creativity and imagination astonishes & awes me. He has created such beautiful scenarios in the land of the Great Ones, Kiraku and has come up with some really badass monsters that are truly evil and powerful. The twists and turns in this book are least expected and makes it more happening than a wild rollercoaster ride!. I just couldn’t put the book down. It has amazing descriptions of animals that I never knew existed and the stunts between the guardians and the baddies are described very well.The book cover is interesting, showing Drasine, her captor, the guardians & their magical staffs.

This is the most interesting book in the Whipeye Chronicles. Though you can still enjoy a good story, even if you are not reading it in the chronological order, I wish to remind that it is not a standalone book and you will need to read the first two books to properly understand the backstory and some characters from those books, mentioned here.

Overall, it’s a powerful, action packed book suitable for both children and adults. I can’t recommend you this book enough. I haven’t read a more happening book of late and all I can think after reading it is “Whoa what a (rollercoaster) ride!. I wish it hadn’t finished”. The way the book ends, the author promises yet another adventure, and thus a fourth book in this series. I just can’t wait to read it! ♥

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars which by Goodreads standards mean I ‘loved it’!

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Book Review : Roanoke Vanishing by Auburn Seal!

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Today am reviewing a Historical Paranormal Fiction titled Roanoke Vanishing by Auburn Seal. This is the first book in the Vanishing series. First let’s get to know the author..

Auburn Seal

Auburn Seal enjoys zipping through life in the lovely Pacific Northwest where she finds herself surrounded by a great family—one super-cool husband and three awesome children—and gorgeous scenery. She is a fair-weather blogger (it’s possible she has commitment issues), and has a unique ability to weave the dead into her stories. Auburn graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Student Loans. Oops, Justice Studies. Note the irony. Still, Go Sun Devils!. One of her favorite activities is getting to know new people, so send her an e-mail and check out her website. auburnseal@gmail.com 

Book Summary

Roanoke Vanishing

When The Lost Colony of Roanoke vanished mysteriously in the late sixteenth century, Elinor Dare’s fate–and that of her family–was lost to the world. Now it’s 2013 and Avery Lane, an over-zealous master’s student, is determined to find out what happened to those who disappeared from England’s first colony. The Descendants have discovered her interest and will stop at nothing to ensure the secret remains buried. Elinor, her spirit having lingered for more than four hundred years, is Avery’s only chance to evade the Descendants and solve one of America’s most intriguing mysteries. 

My Review

Avery Lane is a history student who has been researching ‘The Lost Colony’ aka Roanoke for about an year. However, once she gets deeper into figuring out what exactly happened to those colonists who simply seemed to have vanished, she gets threatened by several people including her ‘respectable’ professor, who all of a sudden wants her to drop her research. What Avery Lane doesn’t know is that she is destined to solve this riddle.

She doesn’t let anything or anyone deter her. She is very strong willed and brave. She faces life threatening situations, gets into scenarios where she is left hopeless, but still strives on. Her best friend, Jen, helps her extensively with her research. I love the portrayal of their friendship. It’s just so beautiful and genuine. One of the lost colonists, Elinor Dare, is the only one who knows Avery’s destiny and in order to help her along with her research, her ghost appears only to her, leading her to clues. The author has written the story quite wonderfully, with each chapter alternating between the present day and the actual happenings of the colonists’ lives about 400 years ago.

There are some questions left behind at the end of the story and I don’t like that. The book cover is beautiful and has an ethereal quality to it. Anyways, if you are into historic reads, this is definitely a good read for you.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars which by Goodreads standards means that I ‘liked it’.

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Release Week Blitz & Giveaway : All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher!

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Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey. When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.   But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.   Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…  

Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all…

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All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher Publication Date:  October 10, 2016 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush

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Erin is a young adult author from North Carolina. She is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise, while drinking excessive quantities of coffee. She believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, which is almost never useful when writing books.

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Book Review : Gingerbread Man by Lee Strauss!

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Today am reviewing a Science Fiction Mystery Romantic Suspense, titled Gingerbread Man by Lee Strauss. First let’s get to know the author a bit more :

Lee Strauss

Lee Strauss is the international bestselling author of A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series (Mystery/Thriller), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian), and young adult historical fiction with over 775,000 books read. She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss and inspirational romance as Hope Franke.

Book Summary

Gingerbread man

When that cute chick you met online is murdered – but shows up for your next internet meeting anyway.

Marlow’s just a regular geeky college freshman with little to no experience with girls, so when he has a semi-flirtatious chat with a cute girl online, it’s almost more than his nerves can handle.

Then the girl is brutally murdered.

Or is she?

Marlow finds himself teamed up with intelligent and savvy Sage Farrell, a girl so far out of his league he feels blinded in her presence – literally – damned glasses! Together they work to find the identity of @gingerbreadman. Can they stop the killer before he strikes in more worlds than one?

My Review

We are introduced to Teagen, an introvert yet cute girl and Marlow, a geek, both students at Detroit University, who connect over internet and quickly become chat friends. They then try meeting up in person, which somehow doesn’t work, then they try sending pictures to each other which doesn’t get send and finally even video chat doesn’t work out. At first, the story was going on an OK pace and once these things started happening, along with some misunderstandings and such, I kind of started losing interest. I even felt it to be of a 3 star quality. But then things started happening, at a quicker pace and were explained. Alternate worlds, parallel universe, time travel – that’s what’s happening in this book (not really a spoiler).

It quickly got more interesting when Teagen is murdered in one world but is still living in another world. Seems like there are each of a person in each realm. It’s really interesting. Everything that the author writes, even though it seems of no importance at the time, all falls into place like a beautiful jigsaw puzzle. Marlow comes to the rescue of the still living, but missing, Teagen, along with the help of Sage, Teagen’s best friend and room mate. Sage is absolutely gorgeous while Marlow is a geek with no real girlfriend. The moments they share are really cute. Marlow is so modest while Sage knows he is definitely not her type. But still, there are sweet, chaste moments between them.

There are some amazing twists that you never would have even thought of but the mystery of who the rapist/murderer is is solved in a rather intriguing way. This investigation also turns out to be a journey (pun intended) of self discovery for Marlow, as he travels from realm to realm.

Such a freaking fantastic read!. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars which by Goodreads standards means that I ‘really liked’ it.

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Book Review : Death’s Servant by C.J.Ellisson!

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Today am reviewing a Paranormal Urban Adult Fantasy titled Death’s Servant by C. J. Ellisson. This is the first prequel book in the V V Inn series. First let’s get to know the author..

C J Ellisson

C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the NYT Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, three dogs and two cats. She’s battled severe chronic illness for years and is thrilled to report she’s finally approaching the end of treatment. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary erotic romance, urban fantasy, and erotica has helped save her sanity. 

Book Summary

Death's Servant

Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.

As their relationship progresses, Jon’s embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He’s running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf’s problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine—even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.

Journey along in this first prequel novel involving the favorite characters from the bestselling V V Inn series. Written at reader demand, this stand-alone story explains how the beloved Jonathan came to serve the deadly redheaded vampire, Dria.

My Review

If you read my review of Vampire Vacation, the first book in the V V Inn series, you would know how much I enjoyed the author’s writing. She did amazing. So, I found it pretty fantastic that the first prequel book, The Death’s Servant, was actually a book written by the author, on fan request!. This book isn’t just written in order to put together a book. It’s another well thought out story. I can’t help but admire the author even more.

Jonathan, the only were-wolf in Vampire Vacation serves Dria, the powerful vampire in that book. Death’s Servant (Death being Dria!) describes Jon’s story – why he left his wolf pack to be on his own and the situations leading to him serving Dria. It’s a wonderful back story and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the character of Jon more.

Jon’s love interest is Raine, a waitress. She is somewhat mysterious and it deepens the story and makes it more interesting. Dria and her human husband, Rafe share their magical, enviable love in this book too. This book contains both vampires and plenty of werewolves. I absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read more from this series.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars which by Goodreads standards mean I ‘really loved it’!

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Source– I got this ebook as a freebie for being a subscriber to the author’s newsletter. You can be a subscriber too by checking out her site. All opinions are 100% honest & my own.

Book Review : The Flood by Steven Scaffardi!

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Today I am reviewing a lad-lit comedy by Steven Scaffardi. First let me introduce the author to you:

Steven

Stand-up comedian Steven Scaffardi published his debut novel The Drought in September 2011 to fantastic praise. The Drought is Scaffardi’s foray into the world of lad-lit. Born in south London in 1978, Scaffardi is a former sports journalist who started performing stand-up comedy in January 2011. In his short spell on the stand-up circuit he finished runner-up in the Golden Jester comedy competition. 

Book Summary

The Flood

One bet, four girls, eight weeks, multiple dates. What could possibly go wrong? 

Following his traumatic eight month dry spell, Dan Hilles is back in the driving seat and ready to put his dating disasters behind him.But if only it were that simple.

After a drunken afternoon in the pub, fuelled by the confidence of alcohol, Dan makes a bet with his three best pals that will complicate his love-life more than ever when he brazenly declares that he could juggle multiple women all at the same time. With just eight weeks to prove his point, Dan is about to find out how hard it is to date a flood of women without them all finding out about each other, especially when they come in the shape of an ex-girlfriend, a stalker, the office ice queen and the one that got away.

My Review

Dan Hilles is a desperate man. Desperate because he needs to prove to his 3 best friends that he is a babe magnet while just months ago he had suffered an eight month long sexual ‘drought’. To prove that he is not a guy to be labelled as a nice guy, he simply makes a bet to juggle four girls on multiple dates in a matter of some weeks, thus bringing on ‘The Flood’!.

The consequences are hilarious and even strenuous when he comes to realize how difficult it is juggling multiple girls and having to look over his shoulder all the time. His best buddies, Rob, Ollie and Jack, manage to land him in the most outrageous situations, some which make you laugh out loud and others that make you shake your head wondering if anything as weird as this could ever happen.

The story is obviously written from a man’s perspective however there were certain inputs about what a woman might have thought in certain situations and I couldn’t agree more to it. The author has a good understanding of how a female mind works too!. Just like his last book, Steven plays with words in a nice way, my favorite one being ‘crotch-roads’ instead of crossroads. I can’t discuss the context though since I will have to go very much in detail for that.

There are some good twists throughout the story since each of the four girls (and a fifth one who isn’t part of this bet), have very interesting characters. How Dan barely manages to escape in situations where these girls just happen to come together unintentionally, is funny. The book cover illustration is very nice. More than anything else, what happens in this book are disasters whether it be related to sex or dating. The sex (limited as it is) isn’t portrayed to come across as erotic.

Once again, getting to know how a man’s mind works, is a bit shocking!. Is sleeping with a girl (or as many of them, for that matter!), the only thing that rules their minds?. Even though that’s a sinister thought, this is definitely a lad lit book that both men and women would equally enjoy reading. This book ends with a suggestion that another fun and happening book is in the works :). Good luck to the author to come up with yet another hilarious read.

The first book in this Sex, Love & Dating Disasters series is The Drought, which I have reviewed here. It so happens that The Drought is also the very first book I ever reviewed on my blog, three years ago. The second book, initially planned to be titled as The One That Got Away, was later renamed as The Flood, which is more apt I feel.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars, which by Goodreads standards mean that ‘I really liked it’!

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Book Review : Vampire Vacation by C. J. Ellisson!

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Today am reviewing a Paranormal Urban Adult Fantasy titled Vampire Vacation by C. J. Ellisson. This is the first book in the V V Inn series. First let’s get to know the author..

C J Ellisson

C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the NYT Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, three dogs and two cats. She’s battled severe chronic illness for years and is thrilled to report she’s finally approaching the end of treatment. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary erotic romance, urban fantasy, and erotica has helped save her sanity. 

Book Summary

Vampire Vacation

Meet Vivian. She’s a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot-a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true. 

Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests. Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn’t easy. 

Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?.

My Review

I hate vampire stories (Read : the likes of Twilight Saga). Then what made me give this book a chance?. It’s the summary that drew me to it. When a dead body is involved, it instantly piques my interest, how much ever horrid that makes me seem like!. That plus the ‘projection of illusion’ part, made me read this book and boy, I am glad I did. Vampire Vacation is one of the best books I have read recently.

Alexandria a.k.a Dria runs an inn for vampires, complete with every necessity including blood donors, along with her husband of 65 years, Rafe. She exudes sensuality and sex, thus making every customer’s sexual fantasies come alive while staying at the inn. Dria, being 580 years old, is extremely powerful and can manipulate even the thoughts of others, thus making her illusions perfectly believable. How she uses her powers to control situations around her is actually wonderful to read. The erotica part of the story is just something that happens on the sidelines. It’s a hot read, I wouldn’t deny that but the power that electrified throughout the story is what made this read stunning.

While I was in school, someone asked me what kind of power I would like to have if given a chance & I said mind control and the power to project physical illusions!. I didn’t want to be invisible or be able to fly, like my fellow schoolmates mentioned. It’s exactly this that happens in this book. It was like my desires were being fulfilled by reading it!. The author has an amazing imagination and I loved every minute of it.

Rafe’s & Dria’s connection is enviable since they love each other incredibly, something that does not happen within normal couples, after being together for 65 years that is. Lol!. Jonathan, a werewolf, is a wonderful addition to the story, who is a great support for Dria but at the same time vies for her attention every time he possibly can.

Add in a murderer wandering in the hotel premises and the story just escalates into a sheer thriller. The hunt for him is calculated well and Dria once again shows how shrewd and tactful she is. The book cover shows the naked back of Dria. I didn’t quite notice that she was naked, at first. My eyes were drawn to the vivid color of her hair & the contrast created by the moon & the night sky. It’s a pretty cover.

Overall, Vampire Vacation is a fantastic story, pure genius I should say. Can’t wait to read more from the V V Inn series.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars which by Goodreads standards mean I ‘really loved it’!

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Book Review : Catch You by M.H.Soars!

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Today I am reviewing Catch You by M.H.Soars, a New Adult Contemporary Romance novella, which is set to release on April 12th, 2016. First lets get to know the author more. Here is an intro from her :

M H Soars

I always knew creative arts were my calling but not in a million years did I think I would become an author. With a background in fashion design I thought I would follow that path. But one day, out of the blue, I had an idea for a book. One page turned into ten pages, ten pages turned into a hundred, and before I knew, my first novel, The Prophecy of Arcadia, was born. I live in Florida with my husband and baby daughter. I’m currently working on the Arcadian Wars series, the Elements series, and the Love Me, I’m Famous series.

Book Summary

Catch you

Pride and Prejudice meets Veronica Mars in this new Love Me, I’m Famous novella.

Kimberly – I had always thought Owen Whitfield fit the mold of the brainless jock perfectly. Group of idiot friends? Check. Vapid girlfriend? Check. Ego bigger than the moon? Check. As long as he stayed out of my way, coexisting with his kind was doable. Until one day our worlds collided, changing everything. He pissed me off so badly that I had no choice but to give him a taste of his own medicine. Little did I know that my act of revenge would come back to bite me in the ass. How was I supposed to know Owen would turn out to be the best partner in crime I could hope for?

Owen – I never paid much attention to Kimberly Dawson, but I knew who she was. Ice Queen was what we called her. She was gorgeous, no one could deny that. But she was also a condescending bitch which was enough reason for me to stay the hell away from her. She thought I was a dumb jock and that was okay until she came crashing into my life. Against my better judgment, I let her embroil me in her shenanigans, forcing us to spend too much time together. It was my doom. She got under my skin, she was all I could think about. I never thought I would be the knight in shining armor to anyone, not until she came along.

My Review

At first glance, you would think Kimberly & Owen are total opposites. She is the Ice Queen & he is the hot jock of the high school. She never gave a second look towards him while he thought she is a crazy bitch, condescending as fuck!. But as the story progresses you will know how compatible these both are even though they don’t admit that to each other or to themselves.

A single action that was supposed to be Kimmy’s revenge towards Owen and an assignment together in English class makes their worlds collide in ways they never thought possible. Actually their love hate relationship in adorable. If you like high school dramas, this is a book you must read.

What surprised me though is an unexpected mystery thrown into the mix. I am totally a lover of mysteries and this book easily kept a good amount of mystery & danger throughout. There are sexual innuendos & even sex in this book. I am a bit disappointed that the protagonists are only 17 (basically minors) & they are indulging in sex & drinking alcohol. Would have been great if they were, say, 21. Also, I am not a fan of it’s title. It could have been something better. The book cover though is nice.

Overall, I like the author’s style of writing. This is my first M.H.Soars book & it definitely won’t be the last. She gives good depth to each character in the book, especially Owen. He isn’t just a good looking jock. I like that each book in this ‘Love Me, I’m Famous’ series concentrates on each couple. This is a really nice novella that I finished in one day!. Though its part of a series, its a stand alone and I really appreciate it.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars which by Goodreads standards mean I ‘really liked it’!

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Giveaway & Book Blast : The Fox and the Snowman by Angela Muse!

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for a new picture book by author Angela Muse, “The Fox and the Snowman” (November 2 to 4, 2015).

The Fox and the Snowman

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Title: The Fox and the Snowman | Author: Angela Muse | Illustrator: Helen Wu | Publication Date: October 5, 2015 | Publisher: 4EYESBOOKS | Pages: 28 | Recommended Ages: 0 to 8

Summary: This is a story of a lone fox and his journey through a year of changing seasons. He discovers friendship and family in this colorful winter tale.

Also check out Lil Glimmer, The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure, The Pig Princess, The Bee Bully, Eager Eaglets: Birds of Play, Cactus Charlie, Suzy Snowflake, Monsters Have Mommies, The Christmas Owl, The Cat Who Lost His Meow, Caterpillar Shoes & Ten Thankful Turkeys by this author.

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Angela Muse

Angela Muse was born in California to a military family. This meant that she got used to being the “new kid” in school every couple of years. It was hard trying to make new friends, but Angela discovered she had a knack for writing. In high school Angela began writing poetry and song lyrics. Expressing herself through writing seemed very natural. After becoming a Mom in 2003, Angela continued her storytelling to her own children. In 2009 she wrote and published her first rhyming children’s book aimed at toddlers. Since then she has released several more children’s picture books and released her first young adult romance series, The Alpha Girls.

Angela’s husband, Ben Muse writes suspense/thriller books that can also be found on Amazon.

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Book Review : Gorgon by Geoffrey Saign!

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Today I am reviewing a Middle Grade / Tween adventure book titled Gorgon by Geoffrey Saign. This is the second book in WhipEye Chronicles. More about the author:

Geoffrey

Geoffrey Saign can often be found looking for interesting critters, and magic, while swimming, snorkeling, sailing, or hiking in the woods. His passion for nature and wildlife led to his nationally endorsed book, Green Essentials: What You Need to Know About the Environment, as well as his books African Cats and Great Apes. He has a background in biology, assisted in field research with hummingbirds and humpback whales, and sailed as far away as Australia. With more than twenty years of experience working in special education, he has taught adults and children everything from sailing to novel writing. He won the Shabo Award in 2010. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Book Summary

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Samantha and Jake have two days to save their poisoned parents, and only Gorgon—the cruel and scheming leader of Amazon Lessers—can help them. But Gorgon is planning to destroy KiraKu, and he pits Sam against Jake. Worse, Sam feels controlled by the supernatural staff, WhipEye, and Jake gains a dangerous weapon. Can their friendship survive its greatest test? Can Sam and Jake stop a war and save their parents? Mysterious creatures, dragons, and Gorgon force them into a life or death adventure that some will not survive… 

…a story about love, nature, wildlife, intuition, and trusting yourself…

My Review

The book cover is nice. It shows the villain, Gorgon and some of the dangerous dragons he has as his followers. Gorgon’s figure is quite awe inspiring especially since he has writhing tentacles on his head!.

The story begins where it left off in the first book but it’s 14 months later. It’s quite evident that Samantha and Jake, the main protagonists of this story, aren’t getting along well. The story takes a complete twist right away when a Komodo dragon, gives them a visit demanding the WhipEye from Sam, who is the guardian of it. WhipEye is the magical staff that’s very powerful and helps Sam and Jake do things such as transport themselves to other places, call for help from the Great ones of the magical world, Kiraku and much more. However, Sam doesn’t give away the staff, showing how much of a stronghold the staff has over her. This results in the Komodo poisoning Sam’s father and Jake’s mother. If they don’t get a cure for this poison in 2 days, they will die!. The ensuing plot is everything that happens in these 2 days.

This time around, there are many more characters, introduced by the author. They are quite interesting, some of them mutants and some exaggerated in size when compared to how they should be in real life. Personally Gorgon is an awesome villain. He is that guy who smiles while talking but stabs from the back when he gets a chance, which makes him all the more dangerous. He takes advantage of the rift between Sam and Jake and pits them against each other in a battle.

It’s a race against time. More about Lessers (who have left Kiraku long time ago), Great Ones and Originals are revealed this time around. Their history and the anger they have in them is all expressed well. Some characters have double characters whereby they seem friendly but have hidden agendas. All in all, it’s interesting to know the powers of each character. They can transform into humans and do much more at their own will. One of the best parts I like is the training of Sam & Jake by two dragons who can convert themselves into ninja warriors. The learning is set at the right pace and is very exciting to read. Charlie, the thousand year old parrot, introduced in the first book is still the wise cracking parrot he was before. Some of his talks are inappropriate for the situation, while at other times they are pretty funny 🙂

I like the author, Geoffrey Saign’s, imagination in creating such characters and furthering the plot after the first book. This book definitely will capture the interest of the audience that it’s meant for, that is anyone above age 10. One thing I have to say is that this is not a stand alone book. You definitely need to read book one, WhipEye, to understand everything in this book. The ending of this book leaves you wanting to know more. The next book, Drasine, is coming up in 2016!.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars which by Goodreads standards mean I ‘really liked it’!

Links to the book

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Source: I was provided a complimentary ebook copy for review purpose. All opinions are 100% my own.

Please note that WhipEye has won three prestigious awards. They are WINNER of International Book Awards (2015), WINNER of Outstanding Children’s Fiction (2015 & Top Choice LitPick.com (2014). I am super glad to let you know that as part of my birthday giveaways, I am giving away an ebook copy of WhipEye. If interested, enter here!.

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