Fresh Face Friday: Son of a Mermaid by Katie O’Sullivan

Happy Friday Everyone!  This Friday’s installment of Fresh Face Friday is a great Young Adult novel by Katie O’Sullivan.  Son of a Mermaid is a wonderfully imaginative story that draws you in lets you ride the waves.  Be sure to check out the rest of my review after the book blurb.

17184560Book Blurb: (Courtesy of Goodreads)

After a freak tornado devastates his Oklahoma farm, the fifteen-year-old orphan is whisked away to Cape Cod. Struggling to make sense of his new surroundings, he’s trying hard to deal with feelings of abandonment… and the emotions stirred by a girl he meets along the shore.

Kae belongs to an undersea world hidden from drylanders. The daughter of royal servants, she knows the planned marriage of her Princess to the foreign King should put an end to the war between the clans. But two things stand in the way of lasting peace: the ambitions of the foreign King’s regent, and rumors of the Princess’s bastard child.

Sparks fly when she meets Shea, but could the cute drylander really be the Son of a Mermaid?

Review:

Son of a Mermaid is a wonderful tale…no pun intended.  Shea is a normal teenage boy from Oklahoma.  School is coming to an end and Summer is on the horizon.  When tragedy strikes and unexpectedly turns his world upside down.  He is forced to move with a grandmother he’s never met and live by the ocean which he’s never seen.  He soon meets Kea who is a beautiful if not naive girl.  But, Kea has a secret.  She is a mermaid.  She’s not just a mermaid she is a servant to a mermaid princess.  Though Kea and Shea are different at first Shea soon discovers he’s more like Kea than he knows.  But, just as Shea learns how different he really is he is forced to stop a mermaid assassination attempt and a potential coup.  Throughout Shea’s discoveries Kea is there and their budding relationship develops into more.  In the end can Shea handle his new life, save a kingdom, love a girl and just be a normal teenage boy?

I really enjoyed this story.  The characters were very well done and stayed true to their roles in the book.  I loved Shea and Kea’s love story.  It has so much potential.  Hailey was also a really great asset.  I did wish we had more explanation on Lucky.  I know there is more there. 🙂  I also felt that there was some holes that were never really cleared up in the plot.  The essentials of the story didn’t have any holes but there were definitely loose ends.  I’m hoping this means another book in Shea’s story.  I could see so much especially when he goes to Atlantis.  I would say that overall if you like a good story with Mermaids you will love Son of a Mermaid.

Author Bio: (Courtesy of Goodreads)

3326303Katie O’Sullivan lives with her family and big dogs next to the ocean on Cape Cod, drinking way too much coffee and inventing new excuses not to dust.

She writes YA and romantic suspense novels, as well as working as an editor. For the last four years, she’s worked as the Editor of CapeWomenOnline.com magazine and writes “The Write Way” column for the magazine.

She hopes her debut YA novel, SON OF A MERMAID, will make a big splash this summer, engaging young readers with a Cape Cod tale of a boy who discovers both his roots and his destiny far below the waters of Nantucket Sound.

Find Katie online:
Follow her Blog – http://katieosullivan.blogspot.com
Friend her on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/kt.osullivan
Find her on Twitter – https://twitter.com/OkatieO
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Cover Reveal: Break Me by Jo-Anna Walker

Today I get the chance to reveal the cover of an author who is also a pal of mine.  Joanna Walker is debuting her debut novel cover for Break Me.  When you read the description below you will want to put this sizzling hot read on your TBR list. 

 

Break Me small - Jo-Anna WalkerBook Blurb:

Running is always easier.

Tori McLeod moved to the big city to get away from her mother—and her past. Her new routine is destroyed when she meets a mysterious stranger who won’t take no for an answer. Sebastian intrigues her, but his eyes hold secrets she would rather avoid.
 
Sebastian Chelios, a hard-as-nails enforcer, is a new-in-town loner. He has to have her. Control her. Possess her. But he can’t—won’t—lose control, even though Tori’s innocence fascinates him. The last thing he’s going to do is love her, even after he gets her in his bed.
 
Losing control is dangerous, especially when someone from Sebastian’s past covets Tori, putting more than just her heart in danger.
 
Can Sebastian protect Tori from Jose’s sadistic obsession? If he gets his hands on her, will she make it out in one piece?

 

About the Author:

I’ve been writing my whole life but mostly in just my journals or diaries. I never thought of actually writing a story.

Last year some time, my aunt suggested I write a book. I thought there was no way I could write a story that was my own. All the ideas I had bouncing around in my head were not my own and were from other books I have read. My aunt told me I could do it if I really thought about it.

So I did. And guess what? An idea came to me. Now mind you, that idea has changed ALOT! My first book is nothing like I originally started with and that’s fine. I’m happy with it. I just hope others are too.

I started creating a playlist of songs that I hear that remind me of my book. Most of the songs are not from the type of music I listen to but I love them (I’m a heavy metal girl).

I don’t have a writing office per say. My table is my writing area. My lap top is set up there with my notes and ideas and it’s perfect for me.

I don’t need pure silence to write so when the hubby is home, he can watch tv and I can write and we can still spend time together.

I’m very excited for my first book to come out, hopefully sometime this summer. I’m nervous, scared and biting my nails as to what people will think but I’m excited none the less.

So this is me, in a nutshell.

Link to book:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17843398-break-me
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joannawlkr
Blog: http://joannawlkr.blogspot.ca/

Spotlight and Review: Beauty of the Beast by Carole Remy

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope everyone is enjoying today and remembering those who serve and have served.  Today I have an awesome erotic novel for you all to enjoy.  Beauty of the Beast by Carole Remy is a experience into the realm of S & M.  Be sure to check out my review after the excerpt.   ***18 plus excerpt***

beauty cover final 2Beauty of the Beast

Carole Remy

Genre: erotic romance

Number of pages: 265

Word Count: 65,500

Tag Line

The year is 1950. The town is Austin, Texas. Young reporter Mary Jane Andrews isn’t sure what SM is, but she’s heard that it’s going on outside Austin, and she’s determined to investigate.

Book Description:

Mary Jane Andrews is what Texans call a pistol. She thinks fast, acts faster, and takes the consequences with a laugh. The year is 1950. Young reporter Mary Jane isn’t sure what SM is, but she’s heard that it’s going on outside Austin, and she’s determined to investigate. Once she meets the Master, she’s both enthralled and scared spitless.

What’s a Master to do when his hotter-than-sin sexual soul mate shows up at the door of his highly illegal sex house? Don’t worry, he has lots of ideas…

Trouble is, Mary Jane wants the story. And the Master won’t spend the rest of his natural life in jail. The sex is explosive, inventive, and addictive, both ways. Will it be bend or break for the insatiable Beauty and the masterful Beast?

Excerpt:

“Are you sure you aren’t a pro?”

The question came between pants. What a lovely compliment. I had thought of one more torment before I put the man out of his misery. With a quick kiss on the lips, I left him panting and went to get the jug of water. He looked wary as I approached, so I reassured him.

“I’m not going to pour it on you, Mr. X. That would be mean.” I fished out a couple of ice cubes and rolled them around in my mouth. George groaned. I guess he’d read the same book of erotica that I had.

“Mary Jane, don’t. I know what you’re thinking, but you don’t want to do this.”

I enjoyed listening to his begging as I sucked the ice cubes and smiled. My mouth was starting to hurt, it was so cold. I figured I was about ready. I knelt down in front of George’s penis, and took his balls firmly in one hand. He was still trying to talk me out of what I was about to do, but I wasn’t listening. I took the base of his penis in my other hand in a tight grip. He had stopped arguing. I spat out the last of the ice cubes and plunged his penis as far as I could into my mouth.

Now I can’t tell you exactly what it felt like, since I’ve never experienced it, but George went nuts. I sucked as hard as I could, and massaged his balls, and stroked the bottom of his penis, keeping my grip tight. He yelled for a while, then went quiet. And all the while his penis grew and grew, stretching my lips and massaging the roof of my mouth. Soon he was yelling again. And then he exploded in my mouth, the hot nutritious fluid jetting down my throat.

George started a different litany, how wonderful I was, how amazing I was, how he loved me more than the moon and the stars. I drank it all in as I’d swallowed his life fluids a moment before. He stood bound in the stocks, and I sat with my arms wrapped around his legs. Eventually we both calmed down, and I got up to release him from the restraints. I got the bar off his wrists easily enough, and he pulled me into his arms and held me and rocked me while he whispered beautiful promises in my ear.

Eventually I remembered that his ankles were still bound. He told me which drawer the key was in, and I brought it back to him. He unlocked the cuffs and shook his legs to get the circulation going. Then he pulled me back into his arms and we stood, rocking back and forth and holding on for dear life.

Review:

This was a fantastic erotic romance.  This is the first book of Carole Remy’s that I have read.  I look forward to reading more by her.  The love story between Mary Jane and George is classic.  But, the way they meet is not classic at all.  I really loved that this was told as if it was a sexual biography of sorts.  Overall this was a great quick read that draws you in and definitely turns you on.  I totally want to go to an S & M club but I know I am not as brave as Mary Jane.

I’d like to thank Bewitching Book Tours for letting me host today’s spot.  If you want to know more about Carole Remy be sure to check out her links below.  For more information about Beauty of the Beast  go to Barnes and Noble, Amazon or any other book retailer.

About the Author:

Carole Remy lives in Mexico with her beloved dog Gemma. When she isn’t writing and touring her novels, you can find her rescuing dogs, learning wood sculpture, and salsa dancing!

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Review: From Hel with Love by Blue Remy

Today I am lucky to be able to share with you a great new book and series.  Blue Remy’s From Hel with Love is a great first book in a new series.  Be sure to check out my review after the book blurb.  I’d like to thank Blue Remy and Reading Addiction book tours for giving me a chance to review this book.

FromHelWithLove_1400wParanormal Romance

Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing

Date Published-  5/2/13

Hel hath no fury like her Raven scorned…

Fallen Valkyrie Legionnaire, Raven Aquilus, has always known she was an outcast to her kind. Stuck 

in New Orleans as the Protectress of the Nine Gates of Yggdrasil, she lives as close to the edge as her 

family will allow. One fateful night would change it all – Someone ritualistically slaughtered a guardian in 

one of her Gates, leaving Raven lying in a pool of blood. Ordered to find the killer before she dies along 

with her precious guardians, Raven is placed in a race against time, being forced to enlist in the help 

of a Human FBI paranormal agent. Together they must stop the serial murders before an ancient war 

reignites – and Raven loses everything, including a new found love, all to a jealous half-breed …

Welcome the XIII Hour™ series. Betrayal, Lust, Love, Murder, Jealousy and Revenge. The faery-tales that 

your mother never told you about just came true.

Review:

I really enjoyed this first book in the XIII Hour series.  I loved Raven and Duncan. I loved the crews of both and i really enjoyed the scary stories about Raven.  Compared to what you learn about her they are quite funny. The story and the characters come together is a wonderful blend.  The writing itself is smooth and draws you in and keeps you interested until the last word.  This was one of the few books that has ever talked about Valkyries.  I enjoyed Blue Remy’s take on this paranormal character. The series is going to be a breathe of fresh air for the Paranormal Romance genre.  I can really see this being quite a successful series.  I really look forward to the next book in the XIII Hour Series.

Author Bio:

BlueRemyAuthorPicNative of Santa Maria, CA, Blue Remy is the author of The XIII Hour™Series, and the raw, gritty series Twisted In Love. When she’s not writing, Blue lives to ghost hunt whenever she can, which tends to help her imagination and outrageous character ideas. She was first introduced to the paranormal world through her Grandmother and her haunting bedtime stories. Blue then found the Grimm’s Faery Tales, and fell in love with spinning wild stories about the evil characters that everyone hated, giving them their own past and history to be told. Blue is a total fan girl when it comes to anything Wonder Woman. She collects Living Dead Dolls, rubber duckies, Sugar Skulls, stuffed animals and tarot cards which she is an adept reader of. Blue currently resides in the paranormal hub of the South with her husband, who feeds her gourmet coffee and cupcake addiction. Blue Remy is a member of The Paranormal Romance Guild.

Website– http://xiiihour.com

Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/blue_remy

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/theblueremy?fref=ts

Promo: Moonlight (Black Swan #4) by Victoria Danann

Today I have the awesome chance to promote an author I have loved from the first book I read in her Black Swan series.  Victoria Danann is extremely talented and can really draw you into a story.  So, today I get the chance to promote her newest book Moonlight.  Be sure to check out Moonlight and the rest of the Black Swan series!

MoonlightCover600x800Paranormal Romance / Fantasy

Date to be Published: 5/25/13

ISBN ebook 978-1-933320-69-4

ISBN Print   978-1-933320-64-9


Synopsis:
The fourth installment in The Order of the Black Swan serial saga. The story of
B Team continues while the romance centers on Stalkson Grey, head of the Elk Mountain
Reservation Tribe of werewolves. He embarks on an adventure he would never have dreamed
possible, willing to take any risk to save his pack from extinction. Along the way he learns that
true love can find you in the strangest places, even when you’re far, far from home.
Book Excerpt :
CHAPTER 1

“What do you know about my sister and that prancin’ prick of a fairy prince?”
Elora blinked, but in the space of that flutter he learned all he needed to know. He
had found out the first night Storm brought her to poker, back at Jefferson Unit, that her very
expressive face telegraphed even the tiniest nuance or feeling or thought. By now he knew her so
well that she was as transparent as air. She was caught off guard because she hadn’t expected that
question while Ram was cooking a leisurely Sunday breakfast.
“Say that three times fast?”
“No’ goin’ to work this time. Stay on topic.”
“You just don’t like him because he can stand toe to toe with you and not be cowed by the
H.O.H. elfster.”
“ELFSTER!? What in Paddy’s Name, Elora? And what is H.O.H.?”
“Hall of Heroes.”
Ram turned away from frying bacon and gave her a look. It probably didn’t have the
effect he intended. He was wearing jeans, a long sleeve black tee that stretched across his chest
enticingly, and a black Jack Daniels apron tied around his waist. She thought perhaps nothing
was sexier than watching Ram’s muscles ripple while cooking her breakfast.
“Do no’ try to deflect. ‘Tis I. And Paddy knows I can tell when you’re hidin’ somethin’.”
Ram looked determined.
“Speaking of hiding. You’re going to have to do something about all these guys
overrunning our property. Our home – the one that was intended to be our very own, very private
property. Please, Ram. Make them go away.”
His expression softened a little as he decided to allow himself to be temporarily derailed.
“Sol, Simon, and every one of your friends agree that we can no’ leave you and Helm
vulnerable after the threat those alien buggers left hangin’ in the air. That goes especially for your
friend, Sir Storm.”
“My friend, Sir Storm?”
“Aye. Your friend. The bloody wanker suggested that I’m no’ responsible enough to be
entrusted with lookin’ out for you. Said, ‘You’re no’ takin’ good care of my namesake’s mother.
I’ll be forced to give the job to someone else if you do no’ shape up and begin takin’ it seriously’.”
Elora laughed. “He said that?”
“Aye. As if ’twas all my doin’ that you ended up givin’ birth alone in a freezin’ wolf cave.
With. No. Phone.”
“Well…”
Ram narrowed his eyes at her. “Think very carefully about what you are about to say
before you say it.”
Elora smiled brightly. “I was going to say that no one in his right mind could fault you.”
Ram nodded and resumed turning the bacon. “Exactly. I should have reminded him what
happened when he was in charge of the Baka interview at Unit Drac. He pouted for hours after
learnin’ first hand that the Lady Laiken does as she fuck-well pleases.”
Elora concurred by nodding vigorously. “It’s a burden, but you bear it well, my love.”
“All kiddin’ aside. I do. I really do.” He began setting strips of cooked bacon out to drain
the grease.
“Well, Sir Storm is going to be plenty busy with his own burdens.”
“What’s your meanin?”
“They’re expecting.”
“Expectin’ a baby?”
“No. They’re expecting Publishers Clearing House to pay for their villa renovation.”
Ram gave her a look. “You know, I’m thinkin’ there’s only enough of this lovely bacon
for one and, since I cooked, I really should be keepin’ it for myself.”
“Yes! They’re expecting a baby. Litha thinks it’s a girl.”
“A girl!” Ram practically whooped. “Paddy’s Great Balls Afire. I can no’ wait to see
Storm try to be da to a girl.” He laughed enjoying that idea and then grew serious. “As for the
buggers who violated my grandda’s forest, I’ll no’ be givin’ ’em a second chance at my family.”
“Rammel. I hear you and I understand you.”
“I do no’ suppose the next sentence will be ‘and I obey you’.”
Elora smirked while she snagged a piece of bacon. “Have I ever mentioned you make
great bacon?” She nuzzled his ear on the way back to her stool. “Almost as good as chocolate.”
Ram pointed a spatula at her. “I swear to Paddy you have that thin’… that ADDD.”
“ADHD?”
“Aye.”
Elora started laughing. “Pot.”
When his brows drew together she smiled because Helm looked at her with that same
expression several times a day. They made him accidentally in a snow covered cottage, but he
was made with love and now he was a little bit her and a little bit him. A miracle indeed.
“You can no’ concentrate ’cause you’ve been smokin’ dope?”
“No! ‘Pot’ as in ‘you’re the pot calling the kettle black’.”
Ram stared at her for a few beats, finally shook his head and said, “No idea.”
“You don’t have an expression here about the pot calling the kettle black?”
“We do no’ that I know of, but I think I begin to follow your point. You’re tryin’ to say
that I should no’ be accusin’ you of short attention because mine is even shorter?”
Of their own accord, his eyes drifted down to the cleavage showing between the henley
buttons she’d left undone.
She chuckled. “See?”
“See what?”
She did a little shimmy and he grinned sheepishly. “Guilty.” He put an orange juice in
front of her. “And be careful of the sexy dancin’. You’ll be gettin’ Helm’s milk all over your
clothes again.”
Elora rolled her eyes. “He gets enough. Have you seen how chubby his little face is
getting?”
“Well, blood will tell.”
Elora narrowed her eyes to slits. “Rammel. Paddy help you if you’re saying what I think
you’re saying.”
“All I’m sayin’ is that chubby cheeks do no’ run on my side of the family.” When she took
a mock threatening step toward him, he laughed. “Just teasin’ darlin’ girl. Just teasin’. You know I
would no’ change a hair on your head. Or his.”
“Okay. All I’m sayin’ is that insanity doesn’t run on my side of the family.” A look of
horror slowly covered her face as she realized what she’d just said. She hadn’t yet personally
confronted what the assassin in the woods had said about the Laiwynn clan, but if it was true, it
meant that cruelty and despotic behavior might run in her family.
Ram put his utensils down, wiped his hand on his apron, and offered himself for a hug.
She stepped into the comfort of his arms.
“What I was trying to tell you earlier is that I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I
won’t give up my freedom to live a restricted life, no matter how luxurious or comfortable. Not
for anything.”
“No’ even for Helm? And me?”
“That’s not fighting fair and you know it.”
“When it comes to your safety – and our son’s – you think I care about fightin’ fair? ‘Tis
the very last of my concerns.”
“Let me put it this way. You need to come up with a more agreeable Plan B and you need
to do it while I’m still in a listening mood.”
“Any ideas?”
She looked down at her pretty Holland china plate, part of the set they got as a wedding
present from Kay and Katrina. She had a picture of how good life was going to be there in their
new home. Had the Ralengclan assassins spoiled her vision of the future to the point of ruin?
Was it time to confront that possibility?
“No.” When she looked back up, Ram thought he might have seen her look just a little
worn. Like her aura hadn’t been buffed in a while. Sometimes he caught her looking off into
space and he suspected that she was thinking about what she’d been told by the Ralengclan
assassin, wondering if the massacre of her family was really a coup d’etat.” Armed people
guarding the house. Hardly what I pictured.”
“I know.” Ram sat down next to her and took her hand in his. “We’ll figure it out. Monq’s
workin’ on it.” He pulled up like he had an idea. The change was so subtle that no one besides
Elora would have even noticed it.
“What?”
“He’s workin’ on detectin’ interdimensional activity – identifyin’ the source and location.
He says ’tis a logical first step toward the defense system we’re goin’ to be needin’.”
“Yeah. I heard.”
“Well…” She knew she was in trouble when he turned on that look that he had given her
the first night they had met, the puppy dog plea that was so irresistible she could be manipulated
out of her socks with full knowledge and complicity. She hated that. It was… manipulation by
consent.
“Stop that right now!”
“‘Twas just thinkin’ that, for the time bein’, just while we’re sortin’ this out, maybe we
should move back into Jefferson Unit. You and Helm would be safe there. I know ’tis no’ ideal,
but there is the courtpark, food, and babysittin’ on demand. ‘Tis no’ this.” He looked around
the room and gave a little sigh. He had put a lot of himself into renovating the property and
somewhere along the way had come to understand why she loved it and pictured their little
family living happily ever after there. “But we were happy at Jefferson too. We could even help
Monq. Maybe speedin’ thin’s along a bit?”
“I’m expecting puppies.”
“I truly hope no one is recordin’ this conversation.” Ram’s mouth softened at the corners
making him look so beautifully kissable that she had to lean in and remind herself if those kisses
were as good as she remembered. He didn’t seem to mind complying with her wish. When she
pulled back, he said, “We could get Glen to keep an eye on that. The wolf pups I mean.”
“This is not just some ruse that’s going to get us sucked back into active duty?”
Ram cocked his head like he was having trouble with that question. “Why would I go to
so much trouble to keep you safe only so I could risk gettin’ you killed?”
Elora stared at Ram for a few seconds. “I’m not the only knight in the room and we both
know how persuasive Sol can be when he wants something. Before I even consider this proposal,
I need some reassurance that none of us, not you, not me, not the baby – none of us – are going to
end up on any field assignment. Not in any capacity.”
Ram nodded. “Deal.”
“Okay.”
“Okay you approve of my answer or okay we’re packin’ for Fort Dixon?”
“Fort Dixon, but that’s all of us. Blackie too. And we need an apartment big enough for
the four of us.”
“Thank Paddy. I’m goin’ to get a good night’s sleep for a change.”
She hadn’t realized just how much stress the fear of assassination had caused Ram
until she saw his facial muscles relax. Yeah. It was a good plan. A good choice, everything
considered.
“And, let’s outline what would have to happen to make it possible for us to come back
here and proceed to live life the way it should be lived. By ourselves. Speaking of which, I’m
also not giving up the pleasure of a weekend at the cottage – just us – forever.”
“Certainly. I’m no’ unreasonable.”
She smiled at him lovingly and indulgently. “Of course not. You’re my hero.”

Fresh Face Friday: The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is getting a jump on their long weekend.  I am ringing in Memorial Day weekend with a review of a fantastic author, Stephanie Keyes and her newest book, The Fallen Stars.  I have quickly become quite a fan of hers.  This is the second book in her Star Child series.  Her first book is called The Star Child and you can find my review of that book here.  I would highly recommend this series.  Stephanie sucks you in with her amazing storytelling ability and wonderfully inventive characters.  The Fallen Stars picks up from where The Star Child leaves off and you are swept away into a whirlwind of love, adventure and suspense.  To see the rest of my review be sure to check it out after the book blurb.

17293205Book Blurb: (Courtesy of Goodreads)

Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to the Celtic Goddess, Calienta. But then everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when he and Cali end up on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why they’re being hunted.

Suddenly, Kellen is stuck in the middle of another prophecy that foresees him turning away from Calienta and embracing the dark. He’ll be forced to take sides in a struggle to claim his birthright, while discovering secrets about his father’s past. Meanwhile, his passion for Cali grows stronger, even as the prophecy threatens to tear them apart.

In the end, will Kellen and Cali survive the fates? When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?

Review:

I am going to preface this review with the suggestion that you read The Star Child first.  You could read The Fallen Stars without but you may be lost on some of the characters and the references that are made throughout the book.  Like I said earlier The Fallen Stars picks up right where we left off.  Kellen and Calienta are supposed to get married, but unfortunately before the ceremony can finish The C.O.D or Children of Danu show up and threaten Kellen, Calienta, Lugh and Bridget.  With the wedding interrupted Cali is forced to take Kellen, herself, Gabe (Kellen’s best friend) and Alistair (Kellen’s Grandfather) into hiding.  It doesn’t take long for the C.O.D to find them and they soon come to a conclusion that Cali will give up her Goddess status and Gabe will be in charge of the hideout’s location.  While Cali is now adjusting to being a mortal they are all still in danger even when they feel they are safe.  They must question everyone who befriends them or tries to speak with them.  In the end it’s not the C.O.D who are the real danger it is a foe they have thought was already vanquished.  Kellen is forced to choose between good and evil.  He must decide where his loyalties lie even after losing everything.  But, like all fairy tales things are not what they seem.  In the end we are left wondering will Kellen and Cali get their happy ending or will evil forces prevail!

I can’t say enough about this book.  I loved this addition to the Star Child series.  Stephanie’s ability to pick up Kellen and Calienta’s story from the first book and take us on yet another journey is phenomenal.  Even more characters and questions are put before us in this book and I for once can’t wait for the next installment.  I have high hopes for Kellen and Cali.  Now I also want to know what is going on with Gabe and who is this new big bad.  Overall, this is a wonderfully written Young Adult Fantasy book.  If you are looking for a good story, awesome characters and a world you could fall into and get lost in then The Star Child and The Fallen Stars are books you want to read ASAP. 

Author Bio: (Courtesy of Goodreads)

5360651Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she’s still doing the same thing, except now she gets to share those ideas with readers!

When she’s not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she’s best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years.

Mrs. Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University and a M.Ed. from Duquesne University. She is a member of the Society For Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as a featured author in the global group of writers, Love a Happy Ending.com.

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child (September 2012) and The Fallen Stars (April 2013), both released by Inkspell Publishing. She is currently hard at work on the third book in the trilogy, The Star Catcher.

Contact Stephanie
Website: www.stephaniekeyes.com
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/StephanieKeyes

Spotlight: Winged by L.M Pruitt

Today I am introducing you to the first book in the Winged series by L.M Pruitt.  If you have read any of my reviews of L.M Pruitt’s books you will know that she is a very talented writer and will definitely want to put this series on your TBR list.  I didn’t get a chance to review this book, yet.  But, hopefully I will be reviewing this and the others in the series in weeks to come.

Book Blurb:

17191631Winged

LM Pruitt

I fell from the Talmadge Bridge the week before I turned thirty.

I was given a choice: Go to Heaven. Go back to my life in Savannah. Or spend eternity fighting evil under the direction of the archangels.

I chose the demons–and the angels.

I chose the Winged.

Author Bio:

Author+PhotoL.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she’s killed bamboo. Twice. As a result, she’s not allowed to walk in the gardening department of any store without supervision. She’s also not allowed in the card aisle of any grocery store without an escort since she’ll spend thirty minutes opening cards and laughing for no good reason. She is the author of the best-selling Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and the Frankie Post series. She continues to make her home in Florida in spite of the heat and mosquitos and shares her home with two cats–one of them smart, the other not so much.

Connect with her at:

Facebook:          L.M. Pruitt

Twitter:                  lmpruitt

Website:          www.lmpruitt.org

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