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review 2019-06-20 11:00
New Release Review! Dark Light (Chronicles of Light #4) Chris Stoneheart!

 

 

 

TGIF, Readers! I am finishing up this weeks adventures with a visit to Chattanooga and the Supernaturals that live there where Kaitlin finds herself feeling as if she is a game piece in a sadistic chess tournament! Enjoy and don't forget to add Dark Light by Chris Stoneheart to your shelves!

 

 

 

 

Book four of The Chronicles of the Light…

 

Kaitlin negotiated for what she hopes will be two magnificent hours with Xaephan. Unfortunately, the Lord of Lust’s agreements aren’t always as they seem, and the consequences of their evening are long lasting.

 

She follows through on her deal with Ryan and heads to Africa to help guard gazelles for a week. Ryan trains her, but no one anticipates the powerful, ancient Strigorii vampires who have her in their sights. Since she broke up with Abbott, gaining control of her will be like hanging a sign saying they’re more powerful than The Abbott without having to actually fight him.

 

Throw in complications with Nathan and a few battles with her old enemy Aquila, and Kaitlin doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going. She wants peace and quiet with her daughter, but is it possible? Is she too embroiled in supernatural politics to live a normal life? Kaitlin feels as if she’s become a game piece in a sadistic chess tournament, and she wants off the board.


 

 

With complications arising in her relationship with Nathan, guarding gazelles in Africa with Ryan, Strigorii vampires who have her in their sights, and a few battles with her old enemy, Aquilla and Kaitlin doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going. She feels like she’s become a game piece in a sadistic chess tournament and all she wants is off the board to live in peace and quiet with her daughter.

 

Kaitlin is back in this explosive and energetic continuation of the ‘Chronicles of Light’ series. This time the story has our feisty heroine negotiating with the Lord of Lust, traveling to Africa, guarding gazelles and discovering that there is other supernatural groups that want a piece of her. This fast paced, non-stop action story is full of captivating emotional angst, thrilling, hold your breath suspense and stunning battles that rocks readers’ worlds while keeping them completely absorbed until the very last page.

 

The romance part of this story has a hit a few snags as her relationship with Nathan explodes into an ‘OMG what have I done now’ moment. And honestly this whole story explodes into sharp edged pieces as friends, lovers, allies and even enemies are torn apart and readers don’t want to miss one second of the world rockin’ excitement as Kaitlin tries to keep all the allies in Chattanooga from disintegrating into an unfixable mess.

 


 

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46277051-dark-light

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43562374-dark-light

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/dark-light-chris-stoneheart/book,14006066

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/dark-light-chronicles-of-the-light-book-4-by-chris-stoneheart

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1051257

 

 

 

 

Dark Light is the 4th book in the Chronicles of Light series

 

Author - https://www.chrisstoneheart.com/chronicles-of-the-light/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/253288-chronicles-of-the-light

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RSH6F5Q?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

1 Unhuman Light
2 Shadow and Light
3 Chasing the Light
4 Dark Light


 

#5 Spark Of Light July 25, 2019

 


#6 Light Warrior August 29, 2019

 

 

 

AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

Amazon - https://books2read.com/darklight?fbclid=IwAR3i0TEIx0Mg3PfSVZq3TX1Dlwy2aX_U3_egLawPXnChZfQiiCoyiOLInNs

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-light-chris-stoneheart/1131590185?ean=2940161427033

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dark-light-25

 

iBooks - https://books.apple.com/us/book/dark-light/id1465405338

 

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/940722

 

 

 

Chris Stoneheart lives in a fifty-year-old house smack dab in the middle of The South, with what promises to soon be a full-fledged herd of retired racing greyhounds. Chris read The Hobbit in elementary school, and The Lord of the Rings in middle school, and has been addicted to fantasy ever since. (It’s probably best we don’t talk about what Chris read in high school.)

 

Chronicles of the Light gives us a world where weredragons, werewolves, werelions, three different species of vampires, and a variety of other mythological beings exist.

 

Stay up to date on releases by joining Chris’s mailing list at http://eepurl.com/gcNe7v

 


 

Website - https://www.chrisstoneheart.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18780566.Chris_Stoneheart

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/chris-stoneheart

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/chris.stoneheart.35

 

 

 

 

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review 2019-06-18 00:58
Dark Light (Chronicles of the Light #4) - Chris Stoneheart

 

With complications arising in her relationship with Nathan, guarding gazelles in Africa with Ryan, Strigorii vampires who have her in their sights, and a few battles with her old enemy, Aquilla and Kaitlin doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going. She feels like she’s become a game piece in a sadistic chess tournament and all she wants is off the board to live in peace and quiet with her daughter.

 

Kaitlin is back in this explosive and energetic continuation of the ‘Chronicles of Light’ series. This time the story has our feisty heroine negotiating with the Lord of Lust, traveling to Africa, guarding gazelles and discovering that there is other supernatural groups that want a piece of her. This fast paced, non-stop action story is full of captivating emotional angst, thrilling, hold your breath suspense and stunning battles that rocks readers’ worlds while keeping them completely absorbed until the very last page.

 

The romance part of this story has a hit a few snags as her relationship with Nathan explodes into an ‘OMG what have I done now’ moment. And honestly this whole story explodes into sharp edged pieces as friends, lovers, allies and even enemies are torn apart and readers don’t want to miss one second of the world rockin’ excitement as Kaitlin tries to keep all the allies in Chattanooga from disintegrating into an unfixable mess.

 

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review 2017-10-17 21:59
Death and the Girl Next Door
Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight) - Darynda Jones,Lorelei King

Darklight, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: I love this author’s Charley Davidson series and was curious about her other titles

The Characters:

Lorelei McAlister:
Cameron Lusk:
Jared Kovach:
Glitch, Brooklyn and several others

The Story:

So I admit I picked this up because I love Charley (I want to be her when I grow up) I see a lot of Charley in Lorelei. Loves her coffee. Is brave, determined, cares for others before herself. Oh and Jared is totally a Reyes Jr.

But it’s not all Charley and Reyes Jr. I enjoyed getting to know Lorelei and the gang. It’s a mysterious tale. The end was shocking and I look forward to reading the next to volumes.

Writing: Very good. Very twisty.
Overall Interest: I’m not going to lie I did zone out from time to time but I was able to pick the story back up without too much trouble.
Length of Reading Time: 5 days. Decent for me.
Re-read-ability: Don’t think I will

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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3.5 Stars

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review 2017-05-12 23:36
Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight) - Darynda Jones,Lorelei King

♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

Falling Fast by Avril Lavigne  --Well, they do fall fast for each other…and an Avril Lavigne song seems like a perfect fit for this.♫

 

 

Book Title:  Death and the Girl Next Door

Author:  Darynda Jones

Narration:  Lorelei King

Series:  Darklight Series #1

Genre:  Paranormal, YA

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

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OVERALL RATING:  2.8/5 STARS Grade=C-

 

 

My Thoughts

 

Girl meets boy…girl has instant connection to boy…girl finds out she's something paranormal-ish, and boy is too.  Been there, done that. If you like that sort of read and don't mind some high schoolish antics (like…wtf was up with the impromptu ghost hunting they did?) then this story is a well written one.  It had it's funny moments, I'll give it that.  Unfortunately, it just isn't for me.  I think I'm over this kind of read.  Maybe, I should quit trying to make this genre work for me, but some of paranormal out there is doable for me.  Still trying to decide if I want to give her adult series (Charley Davidson) a try.  It seems to have more Mystery approach, so it might work.

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  2.7/5

Main Characters:  3/5

Secondary Characters:  3/5

The Feels:  2/5

Addictiveness:  3/5

Theme or Tone:  3/5

Flow (Writing Style):  3.7/5

Backdrop (World Building):  3/5

Originality:  3/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4/5

Ending:  2/5  Cliffhanger:  Yep!

 

Will I continue this series?  Probably not…

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review 2013-11-04 00:53
REVIEW: Death, and the Girl He Loves by Darynda Jones
Death and the Girl He Loves - Darynda Jones

The enthralling final book of the DARKLIGHT trilogy is as surprising as it is wonderfully choreographed. A recommended read for young adults who love a great paranormal suspense, as well as for adults who are young at heart!

Review Courtesy of Romance Junkies and reposted at TBR Mountain Range.

Unfortunately, I didn't read books one and two, so I apologize in advance if I spoil either one of those for you in this review of book three in the DARKLIGHT trilogy. Just due to what is revealed in this final book, I won't know for sure if talking about the first three chapters of DEATH AND THE GIRL HE LOVES will spoil the first two books for you. But, that's all I'll concentrate on, the first three chapters, so you'll get the full effect of the end of the trilogy on your own when you read it.

Lorelei "Lor" McAlister finds herself abandoned at the Bedford Fields Academy, a private boarding school for children of the wealthy. Her grandparents aren't wealthy, but she earned a scholarship so she was removed from the only home she knew in New Mexico, given a new name of Lorraine Pratt with a background story of being from Arizona, all to protect her from something. Lor is suspicious of the scholarship and wants nothing more than to go home. Especially since she's having visions of impending doom for everyone she accidentally touches or bumps into. She can see their deaths and the storm that takes place the day they die, most of her visions are so horrifying that Lor can't stand the thought of touching another human being with a prediction to tell. And now, she's getting death threats slipped into her pockets. Somehow, some way, she's going to escape this place.

Lorelei makes a few new friends at Bedford Fields Academy, who add to the mystery of why she's there and who is trying to kill her. She had been brought to the school by members of the "Order," a group of believers who know she is the last prophet and who believe she will save the world. But, her travels to this new place have been so secret. None of her friends in New Mexico know where she is and Lor is not allowed to tell them for fear of their safety as well as hers. Her only contact with her past is through a new cell phone number for her grandparents who have raised her since the disappearance of her parents when she was six-years-old. Lor's new friends, Crystal, Kenya and Wade add to Lor's confusion and anxiety, in addition to some humor, while she struggles to find a way home before something really bad happens.

For those who have read the first two books, many of the previous characters such as Brook, Cameron, Glitch and the so very irresistible Angel of Death, also known as Jared, are back to support Lorelei in her quest.

Although there's a great amount of action and mystery to kick off this final book in the DARKLIGHT trilogy, it's the characters who truly shine. Lorelei is a fun heroine. She's sassy, inquisitive and not completely convinced she's the answer to anything. She doesn't want the responsibility of saving the world, yet it has been thrust upon her by her predetermined destiny as a prophet. She hasn't grown up with this knowledge, even though she knows she's different, but has had the facts handed to her in the last few months. For centuries the women in her family have been prophets and she's the last one. Crystal, who is Lor's roommate at the boarding school, is especially comical. She definitely adds the comic relief to Kenya's danger and Wade's darkness. I could so easily picture each one of them and laughed at their antics, as well as fretted when I was sure Lor wouldn't survive what came next. When Jared is introduced, I fell hard and he continued to enthrall me to the very end.

The DARKLIGHT trilogy is definitely one that you should read in order. I understood most of book three without reading the first two books, but once I got to the end and realized how fabulous it would be for someone who had read all three books, I was disappointed that I didn't get that same experience since I had received just the third book for review. I loved the ending because it's surprising and clever, so I highly recommend that you read this series of books in order to get the full impact of a very good finale.

The series order is…
Book 1: Death and the Girl Next Door (released October 2, 2012)
Book 2: Death, Doom and Detention (released March 5, 2013)
Book 3: Death and the Girl He Loves (released October 8, 2013)

A fabulous conclusion which will move you to tears—DEATH AND THE GIRL HE LOVES is the perfect book for young adults, as well as adults, who love a new twist in a world facing an apocalypse. Filled with camaraderie, great friends who have your back, love, family, laugh-out-loud moments and a destiny of unparalleled mystique, DEATH AND THE GIRL HE LOVES will rock your emotions, twist them up and send them crashing back at you before it's done. Bravo, author Darynda Jones—you made me laugh, you made me cry and you completely surprised me with this unique story—a recommended read!

More reviews by Dorine and contests at TBR Mountain Range.

Source: romancejunkiesreviews.com/artman/publish/paranormal/Death_and_the_Girl_He_Loves.shtml
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