Friday, August 24, 2012

Mel's Review of Bright Black Moon by Wayne Hixon

In Bright Black Moon Wayne Hixon returns with the second installment in his sprawling, unconventional vampire saga. A mysterious storm blows through the town of Lynchville, Ohio, trapping two teenagers on a farm. It turns out that one of them might be a monster and , if that isn't enough to deal with, the evil Ilya has returned to try and finish what she started.

One evening Rachel Stokes is yanked from her bed and dragged into a black a van by two young abductors. They refer to her as a chosen sacrifice and her mind races, wondering where they might be taking her.  She thinks she knows. There's a house located in a hollow of rural Lynchville. It's called the sad house, a place of legend. Rumors say it appears and disappears. Even worse than the house are the people who live in it. They could be vampires. The could just be ghosts with teeth. They've come after Rachel before and she narrowly escaped. And now they've come back to finish what they started in this horrifying and suspenseful novel by first time author Wayne Hixon.

Mel's Review of book 1
Fanfrickintastic! A dark, creepy, disturbing work of awesomeness!!! Let me say though this book is not for everyone, it has some very disturbing GRAPHIC scenes. If you are easily upset or offended, please don't read this. That being said I usually read paranormal romance and although in a weird way this was exactly that, it is like no romance I have ever read before. I happened to win it as a free first read so I figured I would give it a go and I am glad I did. Wayne Hixon weaves a hell of a story that had my emotions reeling for his characters and I have a feeling this book will stay at the back of my mind for quite a while. If you're looking for a great read that will keep you on your toes and make you squirm then I highly recommend Bright Black Moon.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Mel's Review of Guardian of Fate by LJ Kentowski

Book Blurb
Fear of death is all too common. Visions of it chill the bones and skip heartbeats. Seeing it coming and
knowing only you can rescue the soul of the victim from the fiery bowels of hell... that's downright life-altering.

Cassandra Cosgrove's life was altered at the age of sixteen when she found out that it was her responsibility to save the lives, and ultimately the souls, of innocent victims targeted by Hell's demons. As impossible as it seemed at first, she was able to live a fairly normal life, while secretly fulfilling her obligation as a Guardian of Fate.

But years later Fate has its own plan when her visions begin drastically changing at the same time two mysterious men appear in her life. Cassandra suddenly finds herself caught in a battle between good and evil, with her own soul on the line. When it seems everyone in her life has a secret they've been hiding from her, who can she trust to be the Guardian of her Fate?

Mel's Review
4 Triple Goddess Moons
I was lucky enough to win a print copy of this book in a contest. It's cover is gorgeous and totally grabbed my attention. The beginning of the book was a bit hard to follow and was a little to overly descriptive about some of it's details. But once you get a few chapters in, it started to flow as you start finding out more about the major characters, and I have to say LJ kept me guessing. Every time I thought I had what was going on and figured out, she threw me for a loop all the way through to the ending. Even if some of the choices the characters made didn't always make sense (why would you wander off by yourself when the bad guy is lurking around?) I still really enjoyed the book and hope to see more in this series, because there is a new hunk in town and no matter his origins Hunter has earned a spot in my top 5 favorite sexy book bad boys and I want more! ;) Recommended.

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