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text 2017-04-06 19:57
** COVER REVEAL *** Captivated by Crimson by Author Brynn Myers coming August 22, 2017!!

Add to your #TBR list here: http://bit.ly/2nKb9Wd

 

 

She is the fated one I have been waiting for...
The crimson in her veins will restore me…

* * *
My desire for her burns like no other…
I must possess her…
Dare to touch her and you will be the one to suffer…

* * *
Nola Blair is a free-spirited photographer sent to cover the party of the century in Elizabeth Bathory’s ruined castle. It was an assignment she'd declined––twice, but when she was offered a hefty sum to indulge the wealthy eccentric, she finally gave in. Little did she know that the guests at this party were centuries old and their desires reached far beyond those of a normal partygoer.
One captivating night will change her life and the two vampires vying for her will fight to the death to get what they want. One wants her to be his and
the other wants her blood.
Who will decide Nola’s fate?

 

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review 2015-07-04 13:00
BLOG TOUR/REVIEW: Sleepless by Michael Omer
 *I’m posting this as part of the XpressoBookTours Sleepless Blog Tour. I recieved a free ebook copy of this in order to do so.
**This is also posted on Fishing For Books.
 
 
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Sleepless
 
   Title: Sleepless
   Author: Michael Omer
   Series: (Narrowdale #1)
   Publication date: January 10th 201
   Genres: Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult
 

   Synopsis:

      Don’t fall asleep. Don’t dream. Don’t get  caught.

 

      At the beginning of her freshman year of high  school, Amy can think of nothing worse than  moving to the boring, suburban town of  Narrowdale. And that’s before she starts having  the same nightmare over and over again, waking up every night to a creepy whistle outside her window and being haunted by a mysterious, menacing presence. Getting used to the new school becomes the least of her problems.

 

      As she delves deeper to uncover the truth, she unknowingly edges closer to mortal danger. Terrible events that took place years ago threaten to happen again, but now Amy’s life is on the balance. Unfortunately, the one guy who is supposed to protect her, nineteen year old Peter, doesn’t believe her.

 

      Some things seem to happen only in Narrowdale, where dark secrets hide beneath the surface…

 

      As she confronts the mysteries of Narrowdale, Amy documents her experiences in her blog. The book contains live links to this blog.

 

 

Now for my review!
Format: 
Ebook

4.5/5

     

      Sleepless is full of bravery, friendship, creepily intelligent  homeless men, weird neighbors, consistent nightmares, darkness, kidnappings, and investigations. It's basically Scooby-Doo, but less cartoonish and childish and more realistic and scary. It's about Amy and how in her new home located in Narrowdale, weird things keep happening. It's about the friends she makes and what they hear or see together. It's about them trying to figure out what Amy's nightmares are about and searching for clues and trying to solve what no one else did. Plus, it's infused with paranormal-like aspects. It's great!

 

      I'll start off with what I don't like, since there's very little.

 

What I Didn't Like/Had Problems With:

 

  • The beginning.
  •          I wasn't really sure about Amy in the beginning, because it seemed like she was always complaining (why did we even have to move, I miss LA, the air conditioning guy should know how to do his stupid job, it's so hot, I can't sleep, I don't  like most of the girls in my math class) and she seemed a little dull. Her character definitely grew on me, though.
  •       The pacing, for me, seemed slow. She moves in, spends a week with nightmares and unpacking and talking to her friends over the phone. She starts school, the girls are mean, she doesn't fit in, a nice girl keeps talking to her, she doesn't understand the math, she can't sleep, she forgot her lunch. I just wasn't a huge fan of the beginning because it didn't really capture my interest. I realize now though that it was needed for the story and was a rather great way of introducing the characters and getting us ready for what will soon come.
  •       uh, that's about it, actually.

 

 

What I like:

  •       Her nightmares. The way they were introduced each time was really interesting. You could feel her mind fog and as her mind turned to that of the other girl, it was a smooth transition and almost eerie.
    • It's dark. My head is pounding. Someone hit it, I suddenly remember. I'm shivering. It's so cold in here, in this dark room. How long have I been here? A day? Two? How many times did he walk in, whisper in my ear? How many times have I tried to talk to him, beg for my life, muffled by the rag stuck in my mouth? (Chap. 26 at 67%)
  • The characters.
    •      Amy: She's brave (although some may call her stupid because she knowingly broke into a house of a kidnapper), determined (she wouldn't stop trying to figure out what her dreams meant until she finally got the answer), and fairly easy to connect with (she's a 14 year old girl moving to a new place and trying to fit in and make friends, she thinks boys are cute and she's normal {if you don't count the nightmares which are basically of the past she knew nothing about}).
    •      Shane: He only just met Amy, but he's there for her. He's kind, thoughtful, likes to take videos and photos, and he's basically her confident because he can hear what she heard too. He makes her feel like she isn't crazy, basically.
    •      Coral: She's the nice girl who kept trying to talk to Amy at first. She ends up also being there for Amy, and though she didn't hear what Shane and Amy did that night, she still sticks with them. She tries to help Amy keep up with her studies, she goes along with Amy's ideas even if they're crazy, stupid, or dangerous. They're like the Scooby-Doo gang, alright? They're a group of close friends (it doesn't matter that they just met, they're all friends) who hear and see paranormal things and decide to investigate.
    •       Edger: He's the creepily intelligent homeless man. Basically, he spews random things to those he meets, and Amy thinks it's because he knows things no one else does. He knew she'd become friends with Shane and that Shane liked the moon, he knew she had money (even the exact amount) even though she told him she didn't have any, and he knew about her nightmares. He even gave her clues on how to find out what they were about and so Amy, Shane, and Coral then looked it up and thus their investigation began.
    •       Alex: He's the weird neighbor. At first he was kinda creepy, because he seemed to know things she didn't (you shouldn't go out at night, there's thing the come out; bad things. things are best left in the past). He was a cool character though, ending up being someone who helps. I like him.
  • The writing.
    •       It flowed well, had a great tone, definitely had me feeling scared and anxious at some points, and had a great pace (after the small part in the beginning).
  •      
  •       Overall, I really enjoyed reading Sleepless and I would recommend this to everyone. Especial if you love thriller or paranormal books.
 
 
 
Michael   AUTHOR BIO:
      My name is Michael Omer, and I’m a writer,  journalist and game designer. I wrote and published  my first novel when I was sixteen, and  figured I’d keep at it. Since then, I have published  two more novels, and wrote… who can even count  how many? I’m happily married to a woman who  keeps pushing me to write more, and have three kids  who insist I should stop writing and come play with  them. I also have two dogs.
 
   Author links:
 http://strangerealm.com/
 

 
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BLOG TOUR/REVIEW: Sarina, Sweetheart by Megan Carney
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Sarina
   Title: Sarina, Sweetheart
   Author: Megan Carney
   Publication date: March 5th 2015
   Genres: New Adult, Science Fiction
 

     Synopsis:

      Her name is Sarina Wocek. Her breath is

 poison. She was not born out of love.

 

      Twenty-three years ago, government officials  traced the budding epidemic of hemorrhagic fever  HF186-2A in south Florida to the Wocek family and  their adorable six-week-old daughter, Sarina. Her  father, Gregory, admitted his role in genetically engineering a biological weapon with pride. She was taken to a lab hidden in a rural area of New Hampshire. She hasn’t left since.

 

      Her government keepers could cure her, but they won’t. Genetically engineering a child to be a weapon of mass destruction, that’s unethical. Refining a weapon of mass destruction that someone else created? That’s just being clever.

 

      After twenty-three years of captivity, she escapes. She crosses an ocean to put her father and the lab behind her, but it’s not enough. When she sees the first bleeding sore, she knows she didn’t leave the virus behind either.

 

      The only way she’ll be free is by destroying every trace of the lab. She only has one advantage; she doesn’t care if she makes it out alive.

 
And Now For My Review!
Format: Ebook
4.5/5
 
      Sarina, Sweetheart is full of action, bravery, survival, self-discovery, romance, experiments, and evil military leaders working to make weapons out of young girls! It's full of pain, regret, revenge, and learning to trust as well as love. It's a tale in which Sarina carries a virus that kills all she comes in contact with once the trigger is activated. It's about her escaping the laboratory, discovering herself, getting experience, figuring out who is in charge and what the trigger is, and getting revenge. It's a beautiful and painful story that's incredibly realistic and easy to connect with.
 
      It's cleverly plotted, well-written, has a brilliant (and easy-to-connect-with) heroine, and is full of raw emotions. Sarina, despite being locked up in a laboratory without much human socialization for all of her life and having been a lab rat (she was studied, tutored via live chat or books, had undergone involuntary surgery multiple times), is still a compassionate and thoughtful character. She hates the fact that she's killed (either because she contaminated them or they were killed because they had helped her) and she hates the fact that she puts so many people in danger being out in the open.
 
      She is brilliant and strong though. During her time locked up, she managed to forge secret survival skills and plans that could help her avoid killing others. Just from reading magazines or watching television (which had all gone to supervisors to be checked first) she had learned tricks on how to preserve water and how to survive in the wild. She stored information about making homemade pepper spray, and even learned how to get what she wants without killing just from observing others. She is a quick learning and is incredibly intelligent. She can also speak multiple languages.
 
      She knows her education was only provided so she could be the perfect weapon, but she uses it against them. And so her plan of revenge, and her escape was partially thanks to them (the evil military man and those who work for him).
 
      I recommend this to all who like a realistic story with great characters and a clever plot. And sci-fi lovers!
 
 
 
 
 
Megan
 
    AUTHOR BIO:

      Megan Carney is an author, geek and  amateur photographer living in the Twin  Cities. She has ten years of experience  in the field of computer security. Her  previous short story publications  include: ‘Flighty Youth’ in the Raritan,  ‘Modern Mayhem’ in the Wayfarer,  ‘Swing By Close’ in the Wayfarer,  ‘Directions’ in the Bell Tower. ‘Swing  By Close’ and ‘Directions’ both won first  prize in the fiction sections of that issue.  The Christian Science Monitor dubbed her  self-published photography book, ‘Signs  of My Cities’ as having “youthful zest.”

 

      Her non-literary creations include: a robot to clean the bathroom tub, Zim and Gir costumes, No-Dig tomato stakes, StickFriend the bear bag hanger, and a burning coal costume so she could be Katniss for a night.

 

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July 2nd
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July 3rd
The Bookwhore Diaries >> Review
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