Tuesday, 28 May 2013

DISCOVERING REN by Jennifer Eifrig

by Jennifer Eifrig 

I really enjoyed reading DISCOVERING REN. It is a very entertaining, well-written manuscript in which the author vividly shows her obvious proclivity for writing.

I’m always eager to read books where there is Egypt and its mythology. In DISCOVERING REN myths turn to reality, with the main characters transforming into powerful magical creatures.

I really loved the main character, Isadora, both before and after her magical transformation. Her faithfulness to her husband Max is so endearing.

To tell you the truth, in quiet a few places the author took me by surprise, in a good way. The plot line has lots of twists and turns in places where I didn’t expect them, and it made this book an unpredictable and thrilling read for me.

Who would I recommend DISCOVERING REN to? Fans of well-written fantasy, people hooked on Egyptology, those who love action, thrill, plot twists, humor, and lots and lots of magic.

This book is part of a series, and I definitely look forward to reading the next book as the ending left me wanting for more.


Is the next Isis worthy of her legacy of magic?
Isadora Ambrosine is a research archaeologist at a small-town museum. She's also the new Isis, the Lady of Ten Thousand Names. When she accepts a bundle of amulets in a Cairo marketplace, her new calling will threaten her life, destroy her family, maroon her husband in the underworld, and force her to choose between revenge and sacrificial love.


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Friday, 10 May 2013


by Claire C. Riley

LIMERENCE by Claire C. Riley is an extremely enjoyable and well-written paranormal romance. It was a very quick read for me, because the book flowed smoothly and the plot line kept me engrossed throughout.

The arrival of a mysterious Mr Breckt to the Island ruins Mia and Oliver’s chances for a happy future. Even though Mia knows she loves Oliver, she can’t help falling for the charming and irresistible Mr Breckt. But the appearance of this stranger is followed by a few people disappearing, and Mia’s fiancé Oliver is among them.

LIMERENCE is written in the present-tense first person POVs, mainly Mia’s and Mr Breckt’s. I really enjoyed reading about Mia who is so passionate and vulnerable, yet strong at the same time. I admired her love for Oliver who is my second favorite character in this book.

Claire Riley’s prose is descriptive but not overwritten, which is very important. I could easily visualize everything I was reading about. Here is a short piece where Mr Breckt is being introduced into the story, which I like a lot:
“As if on cue, a man steps out of the shadows of a side doorway. A doorway that up until that moment I hadn’t even noticed. He’s young and handsome. With a chiselled firm jaw, and perfect shaped mouth. His hair is dark and thick, styled and yet unruly, as if unwilling to be tamed. He’s of medium height and build, but in the suit and tie that he’s wearing he commands everyone’s attention.”

It’s a great read aimed at 17+ readers. I really look forward to reading LIMERENCE II: Mia! I want to find out what happens next.


One man's obsession could destroy them all.

Despite her love for her fiancé, Mia Lawrence finds herself inexplicably drawn to Mr Breckt- the mysterious new owner of the Island. Her thoughts are constantly consumed with the handsome and powerful stranger. However, there is much more to him than she realises, something dangerous and supernatural.

Mr Breckt is used to getting what he wants, and now he wants Mia, at any cost! With his obsession spiralling out of control, he knows that time is running out. A war is coming. Blood will be shed, and lives will be lost, but he will have to rid himself of his obsession of Mia before it’s too late.

Mia and Oliver must now fight the very evil that threatens to come between them. If either of them fails, it will be more than their love for each other that will be lost.

Ultimately, all three will have to make a sacrifice that will change each other’s destiny forever… but will it be the right one?


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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

HAZARD PAY by Melissa Simonson

by Melissa Simonson


Hazard Pay by Melissa Simonson is Book 2 in John Maxwell series that can also be read as a stand-alone book.

The cast of characters here is different from Doubles (Book 1), except for Agent John Maxwell who is in charge of the investigation. This time a girl named Allison seeks to avenge her brother Miles’s brutal murder. Miles was shot by the drug dealers he and Allison had produced drugs for, and now all Allison wants is blood and revenge.

During the day of Miles’s death, Allison is saved from the drug dealers’ boss Reid by Reid’s right-hand man Robert Rosario (or Bobby), and they unleash their killing spree (as Bobby also has some issues with Reid and Co.). Meanwhile, Agent Maxwell is trying to catch Allison, Bobby, and Reid.

Though Hazard Pay is different from Doubles in content, it is as great a book as Book 1. I wasn’t bored for a single minute reading about the drug cartel and business; the descriptions were easy to visualize, and it seemed like I was watching a movie.

I enjoyed descriptive passages like this:
“We were far enough away to avoid the blast, but a rapid rush of blistering warmth blew over the Corolla, heat waves shimmering behind the windshield, dust motes sparkling in the light of the explosion.”
It’s as if I’m right there, watching the scene with my own eyes.

Allison’s chapters are written from 1st point of view while the rest is in the 3rd point of view. I must say I enjoyed both the manner of writing and the plot line. Melissa Simonson has done a great job here. And the ending … I realized you can never guess how this author’s books will end.

HAZARD PAY is a roller coaster of a read! I highly recommend it and definitely look forward to the next book by Melissa Simonson!


Allison and her brother Miles have been on their own as long as they remember, but they’re not doing badly— they’ve got two million in an overseas account. The downside is that how they make their living is illegal.
The second drawback is Reid.
A lie seals Allison’s death warrant when Reid decides it’s high time for house-cleaning. She escapes with the aid of an unlikely partner, but Miles isn’t as lucky.
Bobby—Allison’s savior—tells her to run. It’s what Miles would have wanted. He’s right. But she can’t leave and allow her brother’s murderers to carry on with their business.
Murderous vengeance isn’t healthy, Bobby says. It’ll only lead her to a very dark place. Maybe she’d pay his advice more mind if he weren’t enforcement for a drug kingpin.
She doesn’t know when she’ll feel whole again or if it’ll ever happen, but there’s one thing she needs before worrying about healing: blood.