The White

The White: The Dragon Pearl Book 1 by T. L Shreffler

“Ever since The White appeared in our valley of Windridge, my people have lived in fear. But today that fear ends. Finally, the King has sent his most elite dragon hunters to kill The White, the last of the imperial dragons.

the whiteSince the death of her father, Sienna Foxburn hasn’t felt safe. The White, a fire-breathing imperial dragon, terrorizes the Valley of Windridge with no end in sight. But Sienna isn’t satisfied hiding behind the walls of her keep. She is tired of fearing the dragon, but she can’t fight it alone.

Then a mysterious sorceress and two elite dragon hunters arrive, claiming to be sent by the King. Thus begins the great hunt for The White. Sienna embarks on a dragon-hunting adventure through the exotic Valley of Windridge, all while uncovering secrets and conspiracies that could endanger the entire Kingdom….”

Sienna Foxburn doesn’t seem to fit in with her people of the hold. She has yet to chose a job and still stay in the children’s ward even though she is almost 18 and should be busy training and learning or married like the rest of the girls her age. After nearly being swept away by The White, an imperial dragon who attacked the Hold and killed many including her father, along with James her one and only friend in the hold who also is the son of the current Lord of Glenhold (Lord Flightfloor) and who is to marry Brie Daughter of Lord Farthrow to create an alliance.

Once back she finds out that the Hold has company. Finally the King has sent someone to kill The White. Although Lord Flightfoor doesn’t seem very pleased with those who are here being that there’s only three people two women, one of which is a sorceress (Mistress Ashyra), and one man, but he isn’t just any man he’s the Fire Bane. He is even more furious when Mistress Ashyra ask for him to spare his own men to help them in the endeavor. Sienna learns this by hiding in one of the many hidden passageways, she is confused as she watches because it seems as if they’re trying to buy The White. The next morning after having her first face to face encounter with Darius Kasryn, aka the Fire Bane, and volunteering herself to lead Mistress Ashyra, Sienna learns the Lady Brie is missing and she is found at fault because James left Lady Brie to go and find her. In which Brie decided to go after him. So Sienna finds herself exiled and put in the care of Mistress Ashyra. She is to be escorted to the coast and then to track down her fathers family. The worst part was that James blames her to and even after she lied to protect him he betrays her.

She learns soon before they leave that she will not have many friends on this journey because the some of the soldiers confront her about killing Lady Brie. That said she does have a friend in Darius and Skyler. She learns a lot on this journey one of which is that her father’s last name is known and Mistress Ashyra is very interested in learning if Sienna has the blood trait they carry. Darius and Skyler tell her to keep her strange encounters with dragons to herself.

I think many girls will be able to relate to Sienna because who hasn’t felt like they didn’t belong with the people around them. Sienna isn’t afraid to be herself and doesn’t want to chose a job she doesn’t love or feel complete in and she won’t marry just any man either. She is very explorative and isn’t afraid to let people know it. She isn’t even afraid to show up the Lord’s son. She is fine just being herself. She isn’t to innocent she just the right amount.

I think my favorite part of this book is when Darius finds Sienna sleeping in the dog pin. It’s so funny and you can tell he likes her when he stops to look at her before he walks away.

If you happen to catch my book review on Sora’s Quest you will know that I LOVE T. L Shreffler’s writing! I love it really do and after reading this book I’m even more in love with it! She write so beautifully that I can’t even describe it! I feel immersed in her stories and I’m always left wanting more and can’t wait for the next book.

I give this book 4 stars ****

Chase the Dark

Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone book 1) By Annette Marie

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chase the dark“Piper Griffiths wants one thing in life: To become a Consul, a keeper of the peace between humans and daemons. There are precisely three obstacles in her way.

The first is Lyre. Incubus. Hotter than hell and with a wicked streak to match. His greatest mission in life is to get Piper into bed and otherwise annoy the crap out of her. The second is Ash. Draconian. Powerful. Dangerous. He knows too much and reveals nothing. Also, disturbingly attractive — and scary. Did she mention scary?

The third is the Sahar Stone. Top secret magical weapon of mass destruction. Previously hidden in her Consulate until thieves broke in, went on a murder spree, and disappeared with the weapon.

And they left Piper to take the fall for their crimes.

Now she’s on the run, her dreams of becoming a Consul shattered and every daemon in the city gunning to kill her. She’s dead on her own, but there’s no one she can trust — no one except two entirely untrustworthy daemons . . . See problems one and two.”

Piper wants to be a Consul so bad but being a Haemon without magic makes that difficult and it doesn’t help when Ash, the super hot draconian, steps in and say the day just by walking into the room making her father think she’s not up for the job. Tonight is a very important night for the Consulate and Piper because her father put her in charge of the only two daemons left in the building, Ash and Lyre, an incubus, and her father also give her a ring box that held a gemstone, a very special gemstone she finds out later after the Consulate is attacked by a choronzon. After running for their lives and Ash trying to fight it off they discover that someone killed almost everyone that was at the meeting except for her uncle is badly injured and knocked out, and her father was missing.

Piper, Lyre, Ash and her father are then blamed for the attack and stealing the Sahar. Then end up on the run with the Sahar trying to find out who attack the Consulate and to clear her father’s name. They get attack and Ash gets injured badly, and could have died if it wasn’t for another Daemon saving him. After which he is passed out for a long time. Enough time for Lyre to and Piper to sneak back into the Consulate steal supplies and fight their way out again.

Piper is left to figure out who attacked the Consulate, why and who can she trust. Though she trust Ash she finds something’s out about him that make her unsure and then when she finds out he betrayed her she is furious. But she is stuck with Ash and Lyre because they are the only ones that can help her.

My favorite part of this book might surprise you because it isn’t the kissing scene my favorite is when Ash and Piper are trapped under ground buried underneath a collapsed building and even though she is mad at Ash she clams him and they work a way out of there together. It really shows how strong and smart piper is because even though Ash has shaded and is in full Daemon form she grabs him takes control of the situation and gently brings him even though he is terrified of tight enclosed places, and could every will kill her.

This is a great action packed book! Piper is a kick ass Haemon who will stop at nothing to save her father and gets put in difficult situations that she fights her way out of literally. This book will leave you wanting more and lucky for you can just go and get the second book! and the forth book comes out in October.

I give this book 4 stars and one thumps up!

Until Next Time! Read On and Enjoy!

Morgan 🙂

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Guest Post: Dani

Guest Post by Dani Stastny

I love to hear from my fellow book lovers so if you have a book you would love to give a review about leave me a comment below. Today we’re hearing about a book my Dani read recently.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

dani guest post“The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.”

 

Vampire academy

 

I’m not one to actually pick up a book about vampires, zombies or witches are more my thing, but I did decide to venture into the currently popular vampire academy. I was looking for the thrill of the chase and a good vampire romance novel. This was not the case. While it started out the way most books, with vampires in them start, (drinking of blood) that was about the only action going on in this book.

The book mostly revolved around the petty high school drama that any teenager faces during their senior year. Finding out what their interests are and what they are good at, the cliques at war, and the divide between rich and poor. While you see this in other fantasy teenage books, this one took it to the extreme. Nothing happens, expect for the occasion dead animal found in the dorm room of the main moroi character, Lissa. I had to force myself to continue reading through constant complaining of the main character Rose. I get it, you’re a rebel, the boys want you, and the world revolves around you and your pretty face. But seriously, when is something life threatening going to happen? Lissa is about the only one in this book that actually gets what life is about. Having been humbled by her life experiences, she is kind to everyone, including a boy whose parents have made to choice to become strigoi(immortal evil vampires we all love to hate).

What I did like about the book was the concept of the vampire or moroi (mortal vampires) and dhampire pairing. The moroi are all rich families lead by a queen, and each family each family member has one or more dhampires, the bastard children of moroi men breeding with dhampire women. Dhampire men are all born sterile, making it impossible to breed a full dhampire child, and in order for moroi to have these enhanced human protectors, they need to breed with dhampire women. Lissa and Rose however have a special connection. Rose is called a shadow kissed dhampire, meaning she survived a death experience. Not near death, she actually died and was brought back to life by some miracle involving Lissa revealed later in the book. Because of this traumatic experience, the two are connected spiritually and Rose not only protects Lissa but can feel her emotions and knows when she’s in trouble, before Lissa even does.

I don’t recommend this book because the movie was actually better. I normally hate movies based on books, but in this case, the movie actually had some action to it. The girls were put into more life threatening situations in the movie than the book. And while the movie didn’t follow the book, almost at all, at least you could sit through it

. I give it 3 stars, because while the concept of moroi and dhampire guardians was a cool take on vampires, the teenage drama just took over the book and made me not want to read the next one.

Until next time! Read on and Enjoy!

Morgan and Dani 🙂

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Sora’s Quest

Sora’s Quest: The Cat’s Eye Chronicles (Book 1) by T. L. Shreffler

sora's quest

“Sora Fallcrest always dreamed of adventure, but as a member of the nobility, she learned the ways of a Lady instead. Now seventeen, she is expected to choose a husband and marry. She plots to run away, but just as she is stepping out the door, she runs into a mysterious man–and is kidnapped. Abducted from her manor, Sora is plunged into a world of magical races, arcane jewelry and forgotten lore. She finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous assassin, haunted by an even darker past. She yearns for freedom, but he won’t let her go–not when her Cat’s Eye necklace is the only thing that can save his life. But the necklace itself presents a problem. It is an ancient device from the long forgotten War of the Races, and its magic has the ability to steal souls. Can Sora learn to wield its power — or will the power wield her?”

It’s the night of Sora’s Blooming and she’s standing with her face painted and it a tradional pink blooming dress that she hates. She hates the whole idea of having a blooming. She doesn’t want to marry a man right now, she wants to live her own life. After her handmaid leaves she pulls out a necklace that belonged to her mother that she kept hidden away from everyone. She never knew her mother for she was her fathers biggest embarrassment being a common women instead of from wealth. The necklace held a simple green stone with a yellow swirl inside that seem to move as if alive. after putting it on it feels warm and a plan starts to form in her mind. She’s going to run away. she packs and then hide her bag until the perfect moment.

During her blooming after her disasters performance there’s a loud crash and lots of commotion and that’s when Sora decide to escape only after she changes to is ran-over literally by a man with black hair and green eyes who than threatens her by putting a dagger to her neck. She then tells her to take her with him, why she does this she doesn’t know by She regrets it soon when they start running away. After a few fail attempts of escape she is at a campsite deep into her father’s land where she meets Dorian and finds out her captors name is Crash. She finds out that the reason Crash took her was because of her mother’s necklace. Sore from sleeping on the ground they take off again where she learns of the reason why Crash was at her blooming, is then drugged by him she learns about her mother’s necklace by example when they are attacked by a monster. The meet up with their other companion Burn when they enter the town. Crash treats her like a servant making her carry everything and using her money to buy everything. Although they do have a touching moment when he has her try out knives and she impressive him with how she hold the knife, but it’s very short lived. While in town she discovers that she is being blamed for her fathers death and then end up being run out of town. Using her necklace the Cat Eye she leads their group into and through the Fennbog Swamp. Through the weeks Dorian and Crash train her how to fight and use her weapons during which she learns what the men she travels with are running from themselves. The group ends up being capture by Catlins. Sora and Crash escape and have to save Burn and Dorian and then make they way through the deadly swamp. Sora embarks on an adventure she would have never dream about. Full of danger and magical lands she thought were myths.

This is one of my FAVORITE series! I love these books so much. I have read them countless times, now that I reread this book I’ll have to reread all the other ones too because they are just that amazing and then when the next book comes out I’ll reread them again and after I finish the next book I’ll go back and read them again. I’m an addict to these books. I just Can’t Get ENOUGH! I’m sure I drive my husband crazy when I read the books again because I’ll talk about my favorite scenes to him over and over again. T. L. Shreffler is an amazing writer. She writes so beautifully. I feel like I’m in the book or watching a movie while I’m reading, the details are fantastic and I love the characters. I like how throughout the book you can tell Sora is slowly getting through Crash’s thick shield even if he doesn’t realize it until the very end.

I could talk on and on about this book but I don’t want this to be a ten page review and I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to say about this book for days but in the end I just decided to let you read it and then tell me what you think. I will tell you my favorite part is when Sora starts a mad fight and they all relax a let lose. It’s a FREE ebook so it won’t hurt you to get it and read it.

I give this book the highest honor of 5***** and Two thumps up (which equals another star) because I love this series so much and CANNOT wait until the next book is out!

Until Next time! Read on and Enjoy! (You should enjoy the book though because it’s amazing!)

Morgan 🙂

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I pressed my body against the tree trying to steady my breath in hopes to escape him. I can’t hear him but I know he’s there and I know he’s watching me, I can’t fool him. I look to my right and see the gym doors looming ahead. I just have to get to the doors before he catches me. I rock on my bare feet a little and prepare myself for my take off. ‘Why didn’t I put my running shoes on when I took out the trash?’ I think to myself and then shake my head at my silliness I’m going to died and that’s what I think about!

I take a deep breath of the crisp air and holding for a second before I push myself from the tree and take off. I don’t hear him but I can feel him laughing, enjoying my torment, enjoying the chase. He can catch me whenever he wants but he chooses to chase me. He wants me to think I can escape but I’m the mouse in this game of cat and mouse.

My breathing is frantic as I push myself harder and harder to the gym doors. I’m only 30 yards away now I’m almost to the bridge exiting the woods trails when a sharp stick pierces my foot. I yelp and fall to my knees. Wincing I scramble up to my feet and keep going, now, I’m limping and can feel the tears run down my face. ‘Come on, Landry!’ I push myself to get to the bridge. I can hear him now, the leaves he steps on. I know he’s doing this on purpose he could be silent if he wanted. Finally I touch the wood railing of the bridge. I sigh in relief as I hear people lingering outside I pull myself forward placing my injured foot on the bridge, about to call out, only to be ripped away from the bridge, my vision blurs slightly until I come eye to eye with stormy gray eyes.

“You will never get away from.” His deep voice growls sending shivers down my spine. I want to scream and fight back but it’s like my body has been numb, paralyzed. He smiles and I can’t help but notice how handsome is his with a strong jaw line and ow his dark hair falls across his forehead. I also notice a small white scar running through his right eyebrow, scaring his perfectly handsome face only enhancing he’s looks farther. “You will never get away.” He whispers as he throws me over his shoulders and I see the gym get farther and farther away

“NO!” I try to scream but nothing comes out. My mouth doesn’t even move but that doesn’t stop me from trying, screaming “NO! NO!” over in my head trying to hit his back.

He starts to laugh and I shake over his shoulder. “Landry.” He laughs “Landry. Landry.”

I wake up with a start. “Landry!” I look up to see the blonde hair of my roommate Bellamy “Are you okay?”

 

 

So that’s it! Head on over to my Facebook page to read the rest!

Until next time! Read on and Enjoy!

Morgan

A Spark Of Magic

A Spark Of Magic by J. L. Clayton      Kindle Unlimited Book!

“MAGIC IS STIRRING UP LUST, ROMANCE, DANGER—AND REVEALING LONG-HIDDEN TRUTHS. “

spark of magic“Charlize, aka Charlie, is moving yet again, to a new city, a new school…new everything. Her family is always moving, but this time, it doesn’t seem so bad! Charlie is turning sixteen, finally making friends, and crushing on some seriously hot guys. Plus, said hot guys’ feelings seem to be mutual… This is the happiest Charlie has been in a very long time. But she does have a little problem.
Charlie is having bizarre, dark, eerie dreams, and she knows deep down that the feelings these dreams provoke, which seem to consume her, cannot be normal. There is a sexy male voice invading her dreams, and now it seems it is invading her waking hours too. The voice is compelling, hauntingly mesmerizing, and overwhelmingly beautiful. Charlie doesn’t care if this dream voice is good or bad; she just knows she wants to hear more.
Now, Charlie is on a journey to discover who and what she really is, and to uncover the reason her family moves so frequently. Charlie knows this is going to be one crazy, fun ride. But something big is about to happen, and it will end up changing what she believed was real and what truly is…”

Charlie is fifteen and has been constantly moving her whole life. Now on the move again she’s mad at her parents who always seem to be lying to her. After she discovers that they are moving into a beautiful house she goes off to explore the town where she learns about the wolves and the evil traveler. It’s an interesting tale, or is it? After bumping, quite literally into Tru a very good looking boy who’s 16 she agrees to let him give her a ride to school. Just like any girl her age who bumps into a very hot bot she’s instantly in lust and awe even loves the way her calls her Dudette (I cringe every time I read it). Then after being informed her mother already has her a ride to school in the form of Jace the son of their friends they are going to meet that night, she begs her to let Tru drive her. Her mom relents, but I think she regrets it a little after she meets Jace and then they share an amazing kiss, her FIRST kiss. Even though she can’t shake this feeling that she’s know Jace her whole life she tell him not the kiss her again. Throughout the story the two boys have it out for one another trying to win her. I think the fight is a little unfair because she lets Tru kiss her all he wants and want let Jace. The guys try to woo her but little did they know they might not be the only ones after her heart.

After not asking either one of them to the girl’s choice dance Charlie goes dress shopping but not finding anything she wants she is surprise to find the most beautiful dress awaiting her at home. Confused she asks the guys to see if one of them left it for her. When it turns out neither of them did she shakes it off. The night of the dance the boys get into a fight and Charlie takes off to the night only to be attacked but with a little help she draws something from within herself out. Now, scared for herself since one of her attackers is still out there, and feeling different because of how everyone is treating her like she’s going to break especially Tru.

After going to a special ceremony for Tru’s coming of age she discovers something about him that if I was her would have freaked me out and then after her own 16 birthday party her parents finally sit down and have a talk with her about who she really is and what they’ve been hiding from her her whole life.

So Charlie isn’t personally my favorite main character I’ve ever read but she’s a teenager and she really reminds me of my little sister Merrick and we don’t always see eye to eye. I like that J. L. Clayton was able to get inside of a teenagers head to well.

I also thought that her not letting Jace have a standing chance in winning her heart was unfair because it was obvious she wanted to be with Tru even though, personally, Jace was the much better fit plus her parents already approve of him. He was also the one person that could help her when she needed it. Also why wouldn’t want him to kiss you but were totally cool with Tru kissing you all the time.

I really loved the writing for Crispin! I loved how she was able to get into his head so well and how she wrote about a truly twisted character. The writing was absolutely amazing! It really shows how amazing J. L. Clayton’s writing is.

I rate this book 3*** and a Thumps up!

Until next time! Read On and Enjoy!

Morgan

 

 

Kill it with Magic

Kill it with Magic by J.A. Cipriano

Free eBook and a Kindle Unlimited series

Kill it with Magic Lillim Callina has been hiding from the super natural world for a year now but all that is change when her ex sends her a swizzle (highly addicting candy) after which the super natural shows up at her door, or more like blow up her door. Standing there is a drake called Sharkface wanting him to help her take down Trius what she refers to as an ancient immortal, & unstoppable Dragon. After fighting them off when she turns them down Lillim starts her mission back into the super natural to  find her old master, (the man who brought her back in the first place) Warthor, that Trius and him are in trouble and in order to do this she can do one of two things. One go to the Dioscuri and ask for help, or find Joshua her ex and ask him for help. she goes with the later. After entering the nether she does not enter where she had thought, which is with Joshua, instead she is in front of a Vampire. He wants her to go on a quick mission. An in, collect, and out kind of job. Nothing no big deal just collect the box and bring it to him and then he shall let he see Joshua.

Thinking this would be pretty simple she sets off. After collecting the box she ends up having to fight the alpha of the werewolf pack that she has entered and stolen from. To put it simply she gets her ass handed to her, but lucky her she escapes unlucky her once she returns home the boxes contents are stolen by a different vampire. Upsets and worn out and now she has an angry alpha wolf with her as she tries to track down the contents of the box (Note: I don’t want to tell you what is in the box). After tracking down the Vamps Gib (the Werewolf) and Lillim are lead to Rome where she battles an ancient vampire on her own. Exhausted beyond belief after fight countless people, and losing the contents once again, the last few days Sharface shows up and cokes her asking her to join him. Cue in sexy Caleb Oznek, her mother’s second hand. her is there to rescue her, and in doing so gets hurt even more then he already is. Now, join with Caleb Lillim and Mattoc (Lillim’s soulbound ghost) are off to find the contents and try to stop Sharkface.

Lillim Callina is the reincarnated of the Dioscuri Dirge Meilan. Lucky her, and what makes her even more luck is the thanks to magical accelerated aging Dirge only died three years ago. More luck is that so just so happens to look just like her so people tend to think she is her when in fact she is her own person, even though she has all of Dirge’s memories which can get confusing for her, she hates it when people confuse her for her um former self. It also doesn’t help that Dirge was her mother’s rival which lead to some un motherly love like say teaching your daughter to swim but throwing her into a lake of sea monster when she was four. To say Lillim and her mom have a stained relationship would be an understatement although I like her mom’s sense of humor when she leaves her a box of donuts with a note saying “You’re looking a little thin. -Love mom. Lillim her light almost white lavender hair that she tends to dye black so people don’t confuse her with her former self and to keep the stares away. She is a super funny character and I just love her she makes me laugh a lot!

This book has lots of twists and turns and very action packed! It keeps you on the edge of your seat. if you’re looking for a book to keep you on the edge of your seat well look no farther here it is! It’s full of creative and interesting characters.

I give this book 4**** it’s a Great read! and hey it’s free! So feel free to recommend it to your friends!

Until next time. Read on and Enjoy!

Morgan 🙂