Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review: Fateful series by Cheri Schmidt

Fateful Series by Cheri A Schmidt 
Books 1-3

Fateful by Cheri A Schmidt 

Book 1:

For Danielle Darcey when the sun sets in London the magic begins, but just as that magic begins her fairy tale romance ends... 

A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it’s silly to wish for that, naive even. But she’s met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux. 

While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he’s no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire. 

Fateful is a clean, coming of age vampire romance that blends fantasy and paranormal with a healthy dose of romance and a dash of humor. 

Fractured by Cheri A Schmidt

Book 2:

The Fateful Trilogy continues with Fractured. No, it’s not called Fractured because Ethan and Danielle break case you were wondering. 

They had thought they’d escaped most of the danger surrounding them, when in truth they’ve made it worse by unintentionally sparking a civil war amongst vampires. Many vampires want to protect them for discovering the cure to the curse binding their kind. However many more want to destroy them for that same discovery. 

Ethan’s and Danielle’s struggle for survival intensifies while they sink deeper into the midst of this danger. The romantic fairytale bliss they once had will soon fracture under the pressure of the curse....

Forever by Cheri A Schmidt

Book 3: 

Danielle and Ethan may have solved their problem with vampires, but other magical beings have taken interest in the ones who discovered the cure. 

On the run trying to escape a gaggle of evil pixies, a clan of creepy werewolves, a coven or two of wicked witches, and a school of lovely but malicious mermaids, they fight to have a normal life. But that isn't so easy when the only aid they have is from slightly dishonest fairies and flirtatious vampire bodyguards.

This is Danielle and Ethan's happily forever after.... 

Note from the author: The Fateful Trilogy was Danielle and Ethan’s story, and Forever is the last book in their tale, but this is not the last book in the Fateful Series! I don’t like to clutter up my stories with too much info about side characters, especially when it doesn’t carry along the plot for the two main characters. Even so, my side characters will get the chance to tell you their stories as well! Up next are Max and Nadia’s story, and a real cookbook brought to you by Sophia. There are several more books planned in the “Fateful” world, so please stay tuned....


The Fateful series by Cheri A Schmidt has a different and refreshing take on vampires. I like how the vampires are put together and describes. They are more human during the day and more of a bloodthirsty vampire by night.

Danielle is the main character and the one the books follow. This character is such a huge fan of Jane Austen that she herself is Jane Austen to a "T"! Danielle is a huge girly girl, but she took Karate since her parents made her to make her "stronger". She is a very complex character, but at the same time simple and easy to understand. One thing Danielle wanted when she moved to England was to meet her Mr. Darcy and she does... 

Ethan (Danielle's Mr. Darcy) was a true gentleman despite the centuries he has lived through. His jealous and possessiveness come off as sweet and funny considering he can use a sword, and treat a girl like a lady. When these two met, it was like they both already knew they were in love. 

I really enjoyed the fact this book had morals. Most books you read, the couple would sleep together after a little bit, but these two waited until marriage which is what both of them wanted. Ethan wanted this because of his centuries old  age and Danielle wanted it because it meant something more to her. They took on present day issues along with paranormal ones. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get into paranormal romances or is a Jane Austen fan. Of course anyone else would love this series as well. 

Rating: 4/5

~~About the Author~~

Cheri lives in Virginia with her husband, her four daughters, and two Pomeranians. She’s a lover of words, and a lover of reading books. As long as there is a lot of romance in the story, she enjoys many different genres. She’s an artist, and a photographer. She’s actually created many of the paintings described in her books. She also loves to cook, and is quite well known for her amazing fairy cakes. Her recipes are available via Sophia’s Messy Kitchen, and a cookbook companion to the Fateful series entitled Sophia’s Cookbook for Mortals.

She has always had an interest in fairies, mermaids, vampires, witches, and, in truth, just about any type of fantasy or myth. When she was young, she spent a lot of time drawing these beings and has since sold paintings of them on eBay. As computer technology advanced, she began digitally enhancing photographs into those magical creatures as well. These artistic skills of her past have helped her design her own book covers.

When stories of these fictional beings continued to entertain her thoughts, to the point of almost haunting her, she decided it was time to start writing them down instead of just drawing them. FATEFUL is her first finished work, although other stories had come to her before that. She has several other books in the plans, and will say that her head is a very crowded place. She will also tell you that if you do not like glittering fairies, hot vampires with British accents, knights in shining armor, the dashing Mr. Darcy, girly-girls who wear skirts, or large amounts of snogging, then perhaps her stories are not for you.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review: Hunting Angel by J.I. Weil

Hunting Angel by J.I. Weil 
A Divisa Series 
Book 2


Chase Winters was the bane of my existence. 

But he was also the lifeline of my heart and soul. Literally. 

Things are steaming up between us, and between the sheets. When his lips weren’t locked with mine, they were spewing verbal crap. Half the time I don’t know whether to kiss him or slap him. Our bond was more than just being connected, we are soulbound. The closer we get, the stronger the bond takes hold and now-a-days it seemed we are inseparable. 

There was a new addition to our little town, one that has all the Divisa’s on guard – a hunter has taken up residency. This hunter was not just another threat, not when their identity hit a little close to home. Strife divides my neighbor’s household surrounding this supposed enemy. Could they be friend or foe? 

Chase’s number one priority in all this as always, was to keep me safe. 

Regardless of what Chase says, I am not the weak and fragile human they all think I am. And there was nothing I wouldn’t do to keep Chase from harm. He might drive me up a freaking wall, but he was my pain in the ass. I wasn’t about to sit back and let some hunter fire an arrow through his heart. Not if I could help it. 

Then there was the one question that was on everyone’s mind: Will the hunter kill us or save us… 

**Recommended for 16+ due to language and sexual content**


This was an awesome sequel from the first book! I couldn't put the book down!

I loved reading more about Chase and Angel and their love hate relationship. Chase Winters is mouth watering HOT! Angel is spunky and doesn't back down from anything. Their hot and cold relationship is addictive and entertaining. It was intriguing to see how these two tried to stay away from each other, and failed in an explosion of hotness!

Chase locates an expert demon/ human romance named Ives. He informs them there are three phases to the closest connection which are soul, heart, and body. They're already soul connected from the first book, so that just leaves the other two. However, instead of this news bringing them closer, it seems to build a wall between them. 

Then the unthinkable happens. A hunter comes into town whose identity will shock the entire Winters family. The most shocking hunter is Emma, a blast from Travis' past. Emma is definately not my favorite person in the beginning, but as the story unfolds, your heart starts to warm up to her and feel a little bad for her.  The hunters become the main focus of this book especially when they kidnap Angel. Chase goes crazy trying to find Angel and will kill anything that gets in his way. The installment packs an emotional whirlwind for more than one character and it is nice to see Chase and Angel move onto the next level in their relationship....

Rating: 5/5

~~About the Author~~

Award-winning and Bestselling author J.L. Weil writes Teen & New Adult Paranormal Romances about spunky, smart mouth girls who always wind up in dire situations. For every sassy girl, there is an equally mouthwatering, overprotective guy. Of course there is lots of kissing. And stuff.

Most of her books are for ages 16+. They usually have what she considers the good stuff - sexual content (oh yeah) and swearing. You have been warned ;)

An admitted addict to Love Pink clothes, raspberry mochas from Starbucks, (yum!) and Jensen Ackles (double yum!). She loves gushing about books and Supernatural with her readers.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Review: Infinite Dolls by Emalynne Wilder

Infinite Dolls by Emalynne Wilder


My heart still beats despite its quietness. It dreams. It wonders. And most dangerous of all, it hopes.

Everly Brighton's expected to die before her twenty-first birthday, at the hands of a rare medical condition. Under the watchful eye of her father more is being stolen from her than years. Everly longs for connection and freedom she has never been allowed due to her dad's controlling routine. Time ticking away she begins to defy his rules and make up her own. One star-crossed meeting grants Everly her greatest desire when she befriends Callum Trovatto, a grief-stricken med student needful of his own blissful upswing in the wake of his mother's death.

INFINITE DOLLS is a story of grief, faith, and how the power of deep-rooted love encourages living in the preciousness of Now.


I stared at her fingers as she traced patterns on my notebook, trying to place my attention on something that would keep me awake. She wore a blue dress with small sunflower print, showing more skin than I had seen before. Her legs were bare, the dress stopped at her knees when she first she entered class, and when she sat, hiked to her black-and-blue bruised thighs. A white cardigan hid her arms, and I put my attention there, trying to imagine what her bare shoulders would look like, how soft that skin would be to circle with my thumbs. Her hair was a wild mess. She was a work of art. And I . . . I was a poor, tired, dead fool.
"What?" she said.
"Nothing." But I couldn't stop staring.
"Why are you looking at me like that?" She glanced away for a moment. "Why do you always look at me like that?"
She pulled my attention forward. "How do I look at you?"
"Like you're scared of getting caught."
That amused me.
"I'm not scared of getting caught."
"But you are scared of something."
She tried again. "My father?"
"I'm not scared of your father, either."
I stared down at my laptop, and tried to keep adding notes from our group. Everly turned quiet, and I glanced up to find her face sullen. She traced patterns with her fingertips across the top of her desk, thinking I was not going to answer. Timothy called out our five minute warning, but she still didn't look up.
"I'm not scared of your father," I repeated. "I'm scared of how beautiful you are."


Infinite Dolls is a different and unique story and it moves you in an unusual way. When I first started reading this book, I didn't expect the waterworks to flow. Be prepared!

This is a story of a young man in medical school who meets a young woman with a rare genetic disorder and they fall in love. This story is simply amazing and inspiring. This is a book about faith and having faith, but also about finding peace. The overall meaning of this book seems to be to allow things happen as they may. If they were meant to be then thats how it will be. 

This book is Callum Trovatto's story about a girl who he falls in love with and has taught him to believe and care about people rather than being your typical doctor. Everly Anne is going to die from this disease sooner or later so she lives life to the fullest that she can. She brings light into the place where Callum's mother once used to and brings him out of the dark hole he was in from his mothers death. Callum knows he will one day loose Everly, but he chooses to keep the light and experience it regardless of what is to come. She is his peach. The light to his darkness that consumed him all those years.  

I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend this to anyone. I can't believe this is Emalynne Wilder's first book! The writing style was awesome! Like stated before this is a sad book, but along with the sadness, you will laugh and not regret reading this heartfelt book. This is a romance book that shows true passion and heartfelt. 

I recieved an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest opinion.

Rating: 5/5


~~About the Author~~

Friday, July 24, 2015

Review: Kiss of Death by Jayme & Jody Morse

Kiss of Death by Jayme and Jody Morse
The Briar Creek Vampires 
Book 1


Sixteen year-old Lexi Hunter is just an ordinary teenager wishing that her life could be as exciting as a reality tv show when her mom receives a phone call with the news that Lexi’s cousin, Austin, was killed. She and her mom return to Briar Creek, the town that they left ten years ago, never looking back.

During their stay, Lexi falls head-over-heels for Gabe, the dark and mysterious guy who lives across the street and goes to the same high school that Austin went to. Lexi’s Aunt Violet and Uncle Tommy insist on her staying away from him due to his violent behavior and instead urge her to pursue a relationship with Dan, Austin’s best friend. 

In an effort to learn more about the cousin she barely knew, Lexi snoops through Austin’s belongings. Soon, she begins to uncover puzzling details that make her believe that Austin wasn’t really attacked by an animal the night he was killed – details that may already be putting her own life in danger.


Kiss of Death was the first Jayme and Jody Morse book I read and I loved it! The story drew me in instantly and kept me guessing with all the twists and turns. 

Lexi Hunter and her mom came to Briar Creek after years away from Lexi's cousin, Austin's wake. Austin was supposedly killed by a wild animal, but Lexi knows something just doesn't add up. Since she is staying with her Aunt and Uncle (Austin's parents), she asks questions about his death to get to the bottom of Austin's death. When reading the book, you really get a feel for the mystery of the town which really draws you in and keeps you wanting to read more. 

Dan, Austin's best friend, shows interest in Lexi, but so does the mysterious Gabe who lives across the street. The night before Lexi and her mom head home, they get attacked and Lexi's mom is killed. Lexi's mom was said to have died from e-coli, but Lexi knows this couldn't be since her mom is a vegetarian. Lexi is positive her mom was murdered and is determined to get to the bottom of it. 

Since the death of Lexi's mom, her Aunt and Uncle become her legal guardians and they are too controlling for Lexi's liking. Since Lexi's Aunt and Uncle are determined that she dates Dan, she gets put off a little by him. However, she is totally swept off her feet by Gabe who her Aunt forbids her to see, which only makes it more intriguing. 

Throughout this book, you can never really tell who is on Lexi's side and it keeps you guessing and changing who you like throughout the book. This was an awesome book and I can't wait to share more of the series with you!

Rating: 5/5

~~About the Authors~~

Jody Morse                       Jayme Morse

Jody Morse is a young adult paranormal romance and teen suspense author residing in the Poconos. She co-authors with her sister, Jayme Morse.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: Saving Angel by J.I. Weil

Saving Angel by J.I. Weil 
A Divisa Series
Book 1

I couldn’t help but wonder what my life would be like if we had never moved to the ho-dunk town of Spring Valley, Illinois. Sure the internet service is splotchy, there is nothing but miles of wheat fields, and I probably wouldn’t be faced with death at every corner.

My only neighbor in this god forsaken town is…well, there really is only one to describe him—hot as hell. With his sinful dark looks, unusually silver eyes, and kissable lips, there is something about him that is more than meets the eye.

Of course I am determined to find out.

Chase Winters might be drool-worthy, but he is also insufferable, arrogant and…in short a d-bag. Our relationship is anything but love at first sight. Not even close. There is something weird about the family living next door.

What I hadn’t expected to find is an underworld of trouble.

Chase and his cousins Lexi and Travis are Divisa—half-demon, half-human. Getting them angry is hardly in my best interest, not if I want to live.

As it turns out, that might be the least of my problems. I’ve been tagged by Hell.

Now every ugly, nasty being from hades is on my trail. I have suddenly became a magnet for demon disaster, and the only way I am getting out of this alive is by putting my life in the demon spawn’s hands.

One wrong decision and my butt is toast.


Saving Angel started off pretty well. You meet Angel who has moved away from Tuscan to live with her mother after her father has been sent to jail. And then of course there is the mysterious boy who lives next door and his friendly cousin who only wants a friend. Angel has dealt with a lot of crap throughout her life and the fact that she lives next to spawns of evil just makes it even worse.

I loved Angel with her spunk and no crap attitude, how she didn't throw pity parties for herself or the ironic meaning behind her name. After reading further and learning the paranormal feature behind the series, I look back and laugh at when Angel and Chase first met. Little did she know that Chase was a half-demon and that her "pure" name was hysterical. The best part was how she responded to his reaction. 

Chase is a snarky alpha male who wants nothing to do with Angel. He pushes her away, yet he can't keep away from her himself for "unknown" reasons. They are up and down in whether they are friends, more than friends, or nothing at all. It really throws you through a loop. Angel and Chase were either fighting of wanting to make out. This was really a love-hate relationship.

I really enjoyed this book and immediately bought the second book in the Divisa Series.

Rating: 5/5

~~About the Author~~

Award-winning and Bestselling author J.L. Weil writes Teen & New Adult Paranormal Romances about spunky, smart mouth girls who always wind up in dire situations. For every sassy girl, there is an equally mouthwatering, overprotective guy. Of course there is lots of kissing. And stuff.

Most of her books are for ages 16+. They usually have what she considers the good stuff - sexual content (oh yeah) and swearing. You have been warned ;)

An admitted addict to Love Pink clothes, raspberry mochas from Starbucks, (yum!) and Jensen Ackles (double yum!). She loves gushing about books and Supernatural with her readers.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Booking Blitz: Inspiring You by Jessica Sorensen

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Happy Release Day to Jessica Sorensen and her new book INSPIRING YOU! This is the final book in the Unraveling You series about Lyric Scott and Ayden Gregory! Take a sneak peek below!

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Ayden knows it’s time to remember what really happened four years ago, so he can help save his sister. With the help of Lyric, he faces his past head on.

But dealing with the truth is difficult.

Will Ayden finally be free of his past so he can move forward to his future?

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Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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Book 1 - Unraveling You
Book 2 - Raveling You
Book 3 - Awakening You
Book 4 - Inspiring You

Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon

Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon 
Peachville High Demons 
Book 1

Beautiful Demons is the first book in the Peachville High Demons series.
Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.


This book is a page turner with an ending that will leave you scrambling to read book 2! I can already tell that Beautiful Demons lays the groundwork for a marvelous series. Harper makes many startling revelations that invoke more questions and not nearly enough answers to satisfy my mounting curiosity. Especially since Harper finds it impossible to follow the rules - even if this is her final warning...

The main character, Harper, is very relatable. Not so much for the fact that she is a child in the foster care system, but of wanting to belong. Everyone wants to belong. So that makes you feel for her and want to see how her life ends up working out. Harper's back story gives you a little insight to what paranormal aspect this book has, and everything that happens once she moves to Shadowford really makes you not want to put this book down. Shadow ford itself is very mysterious and makes you wonder what really happens in that house. 

This book features two different romantic interests. I'm looking forward to the second book to see how things play out between the two rivals! Beautiful Demons is a magical book that transports you into the mind of a confused girl who just wishes that she was normal. Haunted by a past she can't escape and uncertain as to what her future will be, Harper starts her life over. Again. This book will captivate you and leave you wonder ... "What's up with those cheerleaders?" Wonderfully alluring and severely mysterious, Beautiful Demons will shock you when you least expect it!

I won't spoil it, but it was a nice ending to this book, and a little curiosity to the next book, which I cannot wait to read!

Rating: 5/5

~~About the Author~~

An Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Author!

Sarra Cannon writes contemporary and paranormal fiction with both teen and college aged characters. Her novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, where she learned that being popular always comes at a price and relationships are rarely as simple as they seem.

Her best selling Young Adult paranormal series, Peachville High Demons, has sold over 200,000 copies, and has spawned an entire world of different series, including Sacrifice Me and the new continuation series starting with Emerald Darkness.

She is a devoted (obsessed) fan of Hello Kitty and has an extensive collection that decorates her desk as she writes. She currently lives in South Carolina with her amazingly supportive husband and her adorable son.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: A Tale of Lunarmorte Series by Samantha Young

A Tale of Lunarmorte Series by Samantha Young 


I was estatic to read this series by Samantha Young! It's a story about werewolves, whose origins are said to be related to Greek gods. The characters in this book are well-described, and they really shine with their respective personalities.

Caia was separated from her pack at a tender age, and when she returned 10 years later, she felt out of place and like she didn't belong. The male Alpha, Lucien orders for a pack running which is sort of a symbol that she is accepted and welcomed into the pack. 

Caia's ability to control water also intrigues me. I wondered who she actually is, but I knew the answers would be revealed, sooner or later, when someone finally decides to tell her about it. And when the truth is uncovered, I was both shocked and surprised. No, I didn't see that coming!

Apart from that, the interactions between Caia and the other lycans are well-written. The scenes are mostly enjoyable and interesting; I don't mind reading about Caia and Lucien all day long. I was heartstoppingly in love with Lucien and Caia from the get go, so much so that I felt the extreme feelings of anger with Lucien and Caia whenever something or someone tried to intervene.

Finally, Caia and Lucien come to terms with their relationship and accept their Mating. This happened a little too easily for me, but at least there was a bit of resistance on Caia's part. I like Lucien, but he's really dumb. As Alpha, he feels he can do anything he wants (which I guess technically he can) However, he doesn't really think about his actions and what they do to other's feelings, more specifically his mate that he's trying to win back. But like most guys, he's an idiot. 

 Lucien and Caia's love was so passionate and I felt my heart aching with them so many times throughout the series. I admit I wasn't a big fan of the reverse love triangle and was quick to become angry several times, but thankfully Samantha didn't put too much emphasis on it and I was able to get over it.

I loved the series from the beginning until the end, but I spotted some things that can't be left unsaid. First of all, spelling and punctuation errors. In the beginning, I had a little trouble juggling the different POVs, but I soon grew to love it, along with practically everything else.

Reading the Lunarmorte series was my first introduction to Samantha Young and I have not only read more of her books because of how awesome this series was done but I eagerly look forward to all her future works! 

Rating: 4.5/5

Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...

It’s bad enough feeling different among the human crowd, but feeling different among wolves? 

No one said returning to her pack would be easy, especially after ten years without them, but seventeen year old Caia Ribeiro is unprepared for the realities of the transition. Raised in a world where kids aren’t scared by bedtime tales of the bogeyman but by the real life threat of enemy supernaturals who might come creeping into their community to kill them in their sleep, Caia is used to the darkness; she’s used to the mystery and the intrigue of the ancient underworld war she’s bound to by chance of birth. What she’s having trouble with are pack members treating her with wary suspicion, the Elders tucking secrets behind their backs out of her sightline, and her young Alpha, Lucien, distracting her, with a dangerous attraction, from her decision to uncover the truth.

But as the saying goes ‘the truth will out’ and when it does, Caia will only have so long to prepare herself before the war comes pounding on their door threatening to destroy the safe, secret lives of the wolves… and the girl they protect.

Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...

Swept into the world of the Daylight Coven, Caia is caught between her loyalty to the Daylights and her new insight into the hearts of the Midnights. As more obstacles are thrown in her and Lucien's way, Caia is pushed further adrift from him and Pack Errante. With no one to turn to, Caia has to make the most difficult choice of all...

Who does she truly belong with? The Daylights or the Midnights?

Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...

In the final installment of The Tale of Lunarmorte, Caia is caught between the most powerful beings in her world, and they are all desperate to use her for their own means. While Caia struggles to find her purpose, tragedy strikes close to home, and time runs out.
Now she must decide if she will join the extremists she was trying to destroy... or bring them all down on her own terms...

~~About the Author~~

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance 2012 for her international bestselling novel ON DUBLIN STREET and Best Romance 2014 for BEFORE JAMAICA LANE. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-eight countries.