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review 2015-11-18 12:42
Heir to the Crown!!!
Heir to the Crown - Ember Shane

First of, thanks so much Ember Shane for sending this book my way!!!


What a ride this book was. It's the third book and it's still exciting and fun and just great.

But also really sad. Will I ever forgive what happened to Phoenix?! We will never know.


But first things first. We finally find out what Jenny is. And I absolutely love it. I never heard of something like what she is. So it's totally new for me and that's amazing. I can't wait to read more of her story cause I'm very intrigued. Apart from what she is, I really like her as a character and her interactions with Doyle and Chuck.


Kai and Chuck. I mean, things with them always were like a rollercoaster ride. It wasn't different in this book, which I love, cause it's just so them. It was a bit more painful this time around but I really REALLY love how things are for them at the end of the book.


Addy's secret. In the beginning i thought 'Oh yeah. It's totally THAT!'. Then later i was totally lost and thought that it wouldn't be THAT. But I was right all along. It was totally THAT!!! (does that even make sense? But I don't want to spoil it. I'm a mess lol)


Storywise, I really loved how things developed. There wasn't any moment in the book were I was bored. Maybe annoyed by some choices the characters made but never bored. The writing was amazing once again. I just love the sense of humor in these books, totally my cup of tea.


i recommend these books to everyone. Just read it gosh darn it!!!


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review 2015-10-26 20:36
Heir to the Crown (Book Three in The Doyle Hawthorne Series) by Ember Shane
Heir to the Crown - Ember Shane

Synopsis (Goodreads):


Doyle Hawthorne has two choices. He can sit idly by and watch his grandfather, fueled by revenge and hatred, destroy the world via a tidal wave of infection… Or he can form a temporary alliance with his nemesis in order to stop it… 


Give him a minute. He’s thinking. 


Heir to the Crown is the third novel in The Doyle Hawthorne Series and continues to follow Doyle and company as they navigate their way through the volatile atmosphere of royal subculture. Intended for audiences 18+ due to language and sexual content. 


My Thoughts:


Doyle and his monstrous group of zombies grow in quantity in this one. They are the only force strong enough to stop a threat large enough to destroy the world. In order to this they must team up with people from their past who have caused them great hardship. Addy is hiding a BIG secret, and yes i still want to shake the crap out of her sometimes. Chuck is in love Kai but she fears her heart will be shattered if she gives in. He can't get her out of his head and has turned into stalker zombie. Jenny, I finally know what she is, and WOW! I really want to blab on what she is. Please can I tell? Nope, I won't, but I will say she is a monster. Fans of paranormal fiction are really going to want to read her books about Jenny when they come out because I don't think I have see too many, if any, books featuring her specific species of monster. And dang is she cool, and unique!


I have said it many times that I hate books written in first person. This one didn't bother me because it bounces around as to whose point of view the story is being told from. Sounds confusing, but it's not. At the beginning of the chapter it is made clear who is telling you the story. Well clear for most, some how I missed this at first even though it is labeled in easy to notice typing. Even without the labels it would be easy to figure out because of how unique each character is. They all have their own little quirks, mannerisms, and way of speaking. I feel like I have met and familiarized my self with these characters through real life experiences. I really grew to care for them to the point that I felt for them as they struggled and was excited when they succeeded.


On to one of my favorite things about paranormal romance, the love. These zombies love and cherish their women. They try to protect them with everything they have. Sometime in doing so they become overbearing and turn all alpha on their mates. Yes, there is a mate bond, but it isn't corny like I have seen in other books. There is more than one romance focused on also, Doyle and Addy, and Chuck and Kai. But there is also a "kinda love triangle." It isn't one where you are guessing the outcome because one person loves two people. Those get annoying quit because come on, it's just selfish and mean. It's the kind where someone loves (a love that is unbreakable) someone they will never have because that other person feels the same love for another. I dropped tears for the unloved girl, it was sad and my heart still breaks for her. In this book, Chuck turns downright stalkerish, and it is kind of nice to see him brought down to Earth. I will warn, or jump up and down with a smile on my face while I gush about the sex getting being more d ecriptive and steamy in this one than the previous two books.


On top of the wonderful, not corny romance, we have some kick butt action scenes. These zombies, and Jenny have some pretty amazing abitities. They are pretty much indestructible and when they clash, it is explosive and really gets your ticker pounding. 


This is part of a trilogy. While there are some cliffhangers at the end of each book they aren't tremendously huge. It isn't like they stopped the story midway through a book.


I also wanted to say how well this book was written as far as puncuation and spelling errors. I found a couple, but no more than I have found in books put out by the big name publishers. 


I really liked this. I am very sad that I have finished it and going to try to bribe the author by posting my grandmother's banana pudding recipe. In the author description it is mentioned that she is always in search of the Holy Grail of banana pudding recipes.




I really recommend this to fans of the genre. It is unlike other books and it is hard to compare to anything else. It is a bit steamer than the young adult paranormal romance you normally see, but it isn't flat out porn like some of the adult books. It is a perfect medium. Plus, the price for the Kindle versions of the books in this series are very affordable. As of the time of this posting, the three book (about 900 pages total) set is $4.97. I will point out that I love the fact that I have dead tree physical copies because they have beautiful covers. 


 Amazon US.




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review 2015-09-28 01:02
Another Round of Applause for Ember Shane
Of High Treason - Ember Shane

Description (Goodreads):


When Doyle Hawthorne first discovered the truth behind his royal lineage, he couldn't have imagined a worse fate. In fact, rubbing elbows with royalty, a government-created race of super zombies, could've been found at the top of his Not To Do list. Unfortunately, no one asked for his opinion before his induction into the royal court. 


Now Doyle must come to terms with how his royal status endangers Addy, his pheromone-bonded mate. He realizes he needs more instruction in self-control than his current teacher can provide. Forced to seek out William, the long-standing alpha of the colony he'd helped free, he begs for assistance. This is no easy task as both William and Doyle possess a strong predisposition to lead. But if Doyle can survive the education, it could prove invaluable. 


Of High Treason in the follow-up novel to Of Royal Descent and continues to follow Doyle Hawthorne and friends as they navigate their way through the volatile atmosphere of royal subculture. 


Intended for audiences 18+ due to language and sexual content.


My Thoughts:


Most second books in a trilogy suffer from what many call  "second book syndrome". This is not the case with this book. This book males the world that Ember Shane has created so much more than we saw in the first book. She has explained how the zombie hierarchy and colony function, and it well thought out and very interesting to read about. 


The charters in this story have progressively developed. Even the last few pages were giving insight into what is important to each and everyone of them. There are quite a few characters in the story but I had no problem keeping track of them and could tell them apart by dialog alone because of their differences and and personalities. These characters have been introduced to me so well that I feel as if I know them. It is easy for me to feel angered when they are angered and happy when things are going in the right direction. I don't feel that any of their actions have broke character, which is something that irritates the hell out of me when it happens in books I read. 


This doesnt contain as much emphasis on the romance developement as i thought it would. There is a love triangle between Chuck, Doyle, and me Doyle, Addy and Pheonix. It isn't the kind where the character's don't know who they love or are going around getting naked with each other. Doyle and Addy have a pheromone bond with each other, but Pheonix has a pheromone bond to Doyle that is one sided. I really feel horrible for Pheonix. Her bond to Doyle was caused by funky scientific exexperiments that were an attempt to create a double sided bond between the two. I couldn't imagine craving someone as much as these zombies crave their bonded partner without a mutual craving in return. Doyle is repulsed by the thought of touching anyone but Addy, but he feels completely awful for how Pheonix must feel. Addy still gets under my skin, but I think it is more that my personality and he's would completely clash, that and she is with one of my book boyfriends :).


This is written in first person style. Like I said in the review of the first book, I am normally not a fan of books written that way, but this works for me. The author's writing ability is great and has obviously improved since the first book, which was also well written but not to this level? It bounces between which character is being focused on. It is not confusing because at the beginning of the chapter it is clearly labeled who you will be reading about. I somehow missed this at first.


There are bad guys coming after these zombies. Their powers are craved by many, and some see them as a threat to human existense because of how difficult it is for them to control their nature. The action scenes in this book have really improved and are more detailed than in the first book.


I love this trilogy and will be reading the next book in the trilogy shortly. There are things that are left hanging in the air and I am anxious to see where it all goes. I am extremely eager to find out what Doyle's sister Jenny is. I have a good reason to believe I will be finding this bit of information in the next book. I also have found out that the author is working on a spinoff series featuring Jenny, so whatever her DNA holds, it must be interesting. I NEED TO KNOW NOW! If I don't find out soon, even if I love the next book, I will deduct a star. No I won't, but I am desperate to know... NOW!




I really think that fans of L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries, Jennifer Armentrout ' Lux series, Victoria Scott's Dante Walker series, and other new adult/young adult paranormal romance. Something I think needs to considered in addition to that is that so far this trilogy isn't full of sappy romance. 


This book is said to be for readers 18 years of age and older. There is a sex scene that gets mildly graphic. It's not pornographically graphic or on the same level as a bodice ripping romance, but the acts are explained. There are vulgar words used in this book, but I don't think it was to the point of shocking.


I won this book on Booklikes.




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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-09-27 13:11
Of High Treason!!!
Of High Treason - Ember Shane

First of, thanks so much Ember Shane for sending this book my way!!!


The first book was one of my favorite books in the month that I read it. So of course I was nervous picking up the second book, cause you never know how things will turn out and you just hope that you will like it as much. It's just really rare that you will like it even more than the first book. That's just my experience.


But I LOVED the second book. Apart from the fact that I still don't know what Jenny is. That was the thing I wanted to know the most after finishing the first book but I have high hopes for the third book.


Once again I really loved the relationships in this book. Doyle and Chuck, that friendship is just one of my favorite things. I also really loved that we got moments between Doyle and William and Dylan, especially Doyle and William and how things changed between them. And I'm just a total sucker for Chuck and Kai, which was really heartbreaking this time around.


I really liked how things developed in the book and moved forward. There were like two twists that I didn't see coming at all. And with the end of the book, things seem to be getting really intense and interesting.


Just overall this series seems to be getting better and better.

And people should really start reading, cause it's just really great and wonderfully written.

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review 2015-09-26 01:06
Must Read Series
Heir to the Crown - Ember Shane

This is the third book in The Doyle Hawthorne Series. I have to say its just as good as the first two were. This series is a different approach to Zombies. More of a Scientific approach. This one leans more toward Chuck, where Doyle was mostly featured in the others. I haven't read too many books lately that make you want to skip ahead to see what happens. (I really wanted to know what Edgar told Addy) I hated to read the end of it because I know the next book isn't written yet. But one of the things I did like about the ending of this book was that it didn't leave you on a cliffhanger. I don't need a cliffhanger to want to read the next book. I can't wait to see what is in store for Addy, Doyle, Chuck & Kai.

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