Category: Paranormal

Review: 4 stars to Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Posted 2 January, 2015 by katheryn13 in Mature, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments

Faded Gatsby glamour and thrilling gothic horror meet in this gorgeously told, terrifying and dreamy YA romance.

‘You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…’

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who likes coffee and who kisses you in a cemetery… Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.


This was one of those books where I dived in head first, not knowing what to expect. And honestly? I came out the other side pleasantly surprised. Confused, disturbed, but surprised none the less. In a good way. Can you be disturbed in a good way?

I’m unsure of somethings, mostly the point. I believe this is a series, but I’m not sure if the sequel will be from a different point of view. Probably. The ending felt pretty solid in terms of whether a continuation would be needed. The writing was intense, hooking me with no shame. I found I both loved River…and hated him. He was troubled. A seriously troubled boy with no qualms about what he was doing, and whether it was wrong or not.

I was concerned for how fast Violet fell for him. It was what you’d call ‘insta-love’ which is all very well and good but it’s still a little…WTF?! You know?

When River’s brother, Neely, arrived, I actually liked him more because he wasn’t trying anything with Violet. He was far more relaxed, normal, and still sweet and caring. At one point I was hoping Vi would come to her senses and go with him. And then you have…the ending. I don’t want to spoil too much because the whole point of the story is the mystery, but there’s quite a lot of mind-fuckery and that is something I both love and hate. I was creeped out by certain bits, but actually not as much as I thought I’d be. If that makes sense? The creepery started in the last few chapters.

The side characters: Sunshine (Vi’s neighbour) and Luke (Vi’s brother) were…in my opinion, annoying. Then you have Jack, a boy who has a drunk for a father (uncle?) and after an incident leaves him homeless, Vi and Luke take Jack in.

There’s tons of mystery and that kept me on my toes. The romance is good. Sexy with a tinge of “okay wtf?!” going on.

I’ll admit, I thought the book had the actual devil in it…and perhaps that was me being optimistic. I have this weird fascination with hell. >_< Anyway, if you want to be led on a journey of danger and fantasy, go for this. It’ll mess with your head and then-some, but leave you wanting more!


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#CoverReveal: Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Mylena Chronicles #2) by Chloe Jacobs @jacobs_chloe @entangledteen

Posted 17 December, 2014 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Cover Reveals, Paranormal, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments

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Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Mylena Chronicles #2)

by Chloe Jacobs 

Release Date: 2015

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The sequel to the Hansel & Gretel retelling Greta and the Goblin King ups the stakes of danger and romance. As conflict surges across Mylena, the tough Greta struggles to save those she loves.

Against all odds, Greta and the Goblin King miraculously survived the battle against the evil Agramon. Greta should be happy to be alive and ready to claim her place in Mylena by Isaac’s side. Yet nothing is the way she thought it would be. The battle against Agramon left a dark magick inside Greta that will eventually kill her. Isaac hasn’t been the same since he almost went Lost. And there are whispers of a rebellion brewing throughout Mylena…

Determined to save Mylena from a bitter civil war, they travel to the mysterious Glass Kingdom to form an uneasy alliance with the deadly Faerie race. But when an unexpected disaster tears Greta and Isaac apart, she must make the journey on her own. Along the way, she discovers a conspiracy stretching back to events she never thought she would have to revisit, betrayal from allies whose loyalty she never questioned, and an enemy vying to control all of Mylena.

Follow Greta into unexpected romance, explosive secrets, and shocking betrayals that will leave her and all of Mylena forever changed in the stunning second installment of The Mylena Chronicles.

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Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles #1)

by Chloe Jacobs

Release Date: 12/11/12

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While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse.

To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape.

But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back…

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Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she’d at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.

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#BlogTour & #Giveaway : Learning To Swim by Annie Cosby @anniecosby

Posted 13 December, 2014 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Fantasy, Fun, Giveaways, Paranormal, Supernatural, Teasers, YA / 1 Comment

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Learning to Swim (Hearts Out of Water #1)
by Annie Cosby
Release Date: 03/01/14


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When Cora’s mother whisks the family away for the summer, Cora must decide between forging her future in the glimmering world of second homes where her parents belong, or getting lost in the bewitching world of the locals and the mystery surrounding a lonely old woman who claims to be a selkie creature—and who probably needs Cora more than anyone else.

Through the fantastical tales and anguished stories of the batty Mrs. O’Leary, as well as the company of a particularly gorgeous local boy called Ronan, Cora finds an escape from the reality of planning her life after high school. But will it come at the cost of alienating Cora’s mother, who struggles with her own tragic memories?

As the summer wanes, it becomes apparent that Ronan just may hold the answer to Mrs. O’Leary’s tragic past—and Cora’s future.

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“Are you lost, dear?”
I nearly jumped out of my skin. I whirled frantically about to find the source of the voice.
A tiny old woman sat on the porch of a house a few yards back from the boardwalk. I’d taken no notice of the small yellow house when passing by, as most of the houses this way were just as tumbled down as the red cabins around them.
The yellow house was short and squat, the paint faded and chipping around the windows. A round window peeked from above the porch but it was dark and cloudy.
“I’m sorry,” the old woman said. She talked so slowly it sounded like she might kick the bucket any minute now. “Did I scare you?”
Yes, I find you incredibly freaky, I thought. Your little house is creepy and your voice is like bugs crawling on my skin. “No,” I chirped aloud.
“The ocean can make one jumpy,” she smiled.
You have no idea.
One of her wrinkled hands strayed to absently touch the shiny paisley scarf covering her hair. “Do you need directions somewhere?” The hand wandered down her short neck and finally settled back in her lap.
“No,” I stammered, “I’m just looking.” Just looking? For what? An early death?
“Oh, yes, there is a lot to look at, isn’t there?” The old woman seemed pleased with this. She sat in a huge wooden rocking chair, bobbing slowly but diligently back and forth. It creaked—either the chair or the woman’s old joints—at regular intervals. A matching chair rocked, empty beside her. An effect of the wind rolling off the ocean, no doubt, but a shiver skittered down my spine nonetheless.
“The best suns are always after the best storms,” she said.
I nodded, though she didn’t look at me. Her dark eyes, after appraising me once, had returned to roving the horizon of the ocean, never stopping to linger over anything in particular. Her hands lay limply in her lap as her feet, in house slippers, kept the chair rocking.
“The waves are big today,” she continued. “There was a puddle over there, thought maybe the sun had caught an ashray.”
My automatic grunt of a response died in my throat. Ash what?
“Nothing left but a puddle of water if it’s caught in the sun. They’re nocturnal, you know.” She looked at me this time.
“I … uh, yeah …” No, no, I didn’t know, and I sure as hell didn’t want to know.
“So you must never swim at night. But do watch for water spirits,” she said. “Not all dangers are nocturnal.”
“Water spirits. Of course.” I nodded vaguely because asking what a water spirit was would be counterproductive to my escaping this terrifying conversation.
“You’ll help me, won’t you, dear?” she said, without looking at me.
“I …” have absolutely no response for this. What on earth could I help her with?
“And make sure you are careful, when you go to swim.”
I grabbed at the excuse. “Yes, of course, and—and I was just on my way to do that—to go swim—I should be going. Swimming. That way.” I backed away slowly, waiting for her to toss another warning about ashbugs at me, but she was only nodding slowly at the horizon.
As if I needed more reasons to be terrified of the water—water ghosts hadn’t even made my preexisting list. Summer in this town was going to be worse than I’d previously assumed. Already 100 percent of the population I’d met was certifiably whacko.

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I’m the YA author of the USA Today recommended HEARTS OUT OF WATER series and the brand new HUMMINGBIRD SAGA.

When I’m not writing, I’m usually freelance editing for awesome clients like Anna Katmore (formerly Piper Shelly) and Month9Books/Swoon Romance!

I split my days between my hometown, St. Louis, and my adopted love, Galway, Ireland.



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#ReleaseDay Blitz & Giveaway: Love & Decay Season 3 (Episode 1) by Rachel Higginson @MarkMyWordsPR

Posted 12 December, 2014 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Dystopian, Fun, Giveaways, Paranormal, Release Day Blitz, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Teasers, YA / 0 Comments



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Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

It’s been six months since Reagan Willow fled the Colony and Matthias Allen’s tyrannical clutches. Six months since she broke Hendrix Parker’s heart. Six months since she watched Kane Allen sacrifice his life to save hers.
Whatever was left of her already-tattered life during the Zombie Apocalypse fell apart six months ago. Now, on the cusp of crossing the Mexican border, there is hope that she might lead her friends to a better existence.

Except Zombies are only the beginning of their problems. Reagan and her friends must battle the elements, armies of Feeders and bounty hunters desperate to drag them back to the Colony to face their greatest threat.

The Colony’s power stretches wide and far. Their only hope is to outrun Matthias and get to Mexico.

Love and Decay, Episode One is the first episode in Season Three of a novella series in a Dystopian Romance about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Approximately 20,000 words.




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Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

A vaccination gone oh so wrong and a huge portion of the world’s population was turned into Zombies. Reagan Willow is forced out of her home when her parents become casualties of the horrid Zombie Apocalypse. With the help of her best friend Haley, they’ve become somewhat of experts on surviving the dangers of a world thrust into chaos and decay.

Reagan and Haley are on a vague mission to find somewhere safe to live out the remainders of their terrifying life when they stumble upon the Parkers, a pack of brothers that seem to have the survival thing down in a much more efficient and successful way than Reagan could ever have imagined. They are also protecting their eight year old sister, Page, and will do anything to keep her safe.

The brothers decide that Reagan and Haley need help with being kept safe as well, and as a group they set off to find the Zombie-free utopia Reagan is dreaming of.

Zombies are a daily problem, constantly threatening the lives of their group, but they’re not the only peril on the journey ahead. Militia groups of power hungry men are also a constant concern. And settlements of paranoid, suspicious people turn out to be just as hazardous.

Danger looms over every inch of the way, but Reagan, Haley and the Parkers are determined to get to their goal and remain together. Soon the Parkers become more to Reagan than just traveling companions and more than friendship starts to develop between her and Hendrix, the second oldest brother.

But at the end of the world, nothing can be as simple as life and death. Now, Reagan is going to have to schedule falling in love between hunting and surviving. Hopefully she can last long enough to find out if true love can still exist when everything else has started to fall apart.

Love and Decay, Volume One, is a compilation of the first six episodes in a twelve episode season. It is a Dystopian Romance Novella Series about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Each episode is approximately 20,000 words.

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Rachel Higginson is the creator of The Star-Crossed Series, Love & Decay Novella Series, The Starbright Series, The Siren Series, Bet on Us and the soon to be released, The Five Stages of Falling in Love! She is also the co-creator of the podcast “Zach & Rachel Take Over the World.”

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days raising four amazing kids. In the few spare moments she has to herself, she is either reading for hours on end or writing her own stories.


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#CoverReveal: Nightlight by Brina Courtney and Heather Hildenbrand @MarkMyWordsPR #promo

Posted 7 December, 2014 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Cover Reveals, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments

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Young love can be deadly.
At seventeen, Hadley Grace knows it all too well.
When her boyfriend mysteriously dies in her arms, Hadley’s parents are terrified.

MONSTER, they call her.
CRIMINAL, they whisper behind her back.

Hadley is forced from her home, and her once comfortable life, into the unknown with only one rule from the loving parents who raised her: Never come back.

Heartbroken and alone, Hadley arrives at Little Hearts Orphanage, a place filled with others like her. Through training Hadley learns more about her skills and her protective nature. She is a Mosaic. A scientific anomaly of the human race capable of things most other teenagers only dream of.

Hadley soon discovers this world is much different than the one she left behind. Mosaics are a hot commodity. Someone’s always chasing you, wanting to use what you have. Hadley is never going to let that happen.

But how can she keep herself and her new friends safe, when with one touch, they’re gone?


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Review: 4.5 stars to Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater #YA #TheRavenCycle #LOOOOOVEIT!

Posted 27 November, 2014 by katheryn13 in Mature, Paranormal, Reviews, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments


There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel


There’s just something gripping and…wild about this series. I went into The Raven Boys with wariness, but an open mind. I was hooked by The Dream Thieves. And 100% engrossed and in love with each and every character by Blue Lily, Lily Blue. What an interesting title, though, right? It makes sense once you read it, but it still makes you want to know the meaning behind it.

We were introduced to a new character this time around, but whom we’d heard of. Greenmantle. Does that ring a bell? Well it should. I spent a good few chapters trying to figure out where I’d heard the name before, until I asked a friend and they clued me in. AHAH! Nailed it! 😛

This time, he’s come to town to find his Greywaren,  and with some interesting twists along the way. But Ronan and Adam won’t let him have it so easily.

The third instalment to an incredible series just gets better. There’s more mystery, now that Blue’s mother has disappeared. There’s still a spark between Blue and Gansey, which is just so heartbreakingly beautiful that I found myself gripping my chest and rocking back and forth. Seriously. It was just…so….

Something in the Ley Line is afoot, and it’s the gang’s job to fix it, but not without drama. Without giving too much away, this is one of those books that will keep you guessing and even at the end, with that bastard of a cliff hanger, you’ll be questioning what happened. I’d thought this was the last book when I went into it, but soon found out it wasn’t. I suppose I’m not the best at keeping track of when series end.

I can’t believe we have to wait so long for book 4, but I suppose I’ll have to. -Sigh-. I need to know what the hell is going on!

Once again, the writing was phenomenal and intense, descriptive and enticing. Funny, scary, and just a hint of swoon, this is definitely my favourite.

My half star knocked off because it took me longer to read and I found the odd bit a little slow going, but that’s just me.


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MiniReviews: 5 stars to Angelfall and 4 stars to World After by Susan Ee #YA #Angels

Posted 18 November, 2014 by katheryn13 in Dystopian, Mature, Paranormal, Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments


It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.







It’s taken me a while to know what to say. I had given up all hope of ever liking this book. This damned book. I tried it 3 times. Now, you’d think by the 3rd time it’d be a write off, but I actually LOVED IT! I must have not been in the right frame of mind before that. I was hooked.

Sometimes as well when the book first comes out and it gets lots of hype, that can put me off. I think that must have been the case. Now, I just wish I hadn’t brushed it off. Penryn is one of those honest characters that I love. She’s just so…there. Not pretentious, or arrogant. She’s in the moment and true and funny and strong. A true heroine, of a sorts. She’s fiesty, too.

She doesn’t fall head over heels with Raffe when she first meets him. In fact, she hates him. He represents all that has ruined the world. But her younger sister has been taken by the enemy and she needs Raffe to find her. Not that he’s willing to give any help.

Now, I know most writers make angels all buff, but he’s not overly obnoxious with it so that’s why I liked Raffe. He’s like…a typical male. In that, he’s grumpy, rude at times, but soft at the right moments, too. Okay, so not that typical. ha

The story was exciting, shocking, and left me wanting to know more. I was just as surprised to enjoy this as the book was. 🙂 But hey, that’s good. I look forward to reviewing book 2. Which I’ve already read. (Yeah, I’m that slow at reviewing.)






In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.

When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?






It took me longer to get through this sequel of Angelfall. I think part of it is because there were patches that dragged, and lots of travelling and not so much action.

The lack of interaction between Raffe and Penryn didn’t help, either. But once they got together, it was spectacular. I love Raffe. I think I mentioned that in my previous review, didn’t I? I do. I love him. He’s so unlike his other brothers (angels, that is) and it’s so sad with his situation.

I was a bit put off by Penryn’s sister, and what happened to her, but I warmed to her. It took some time, though. Penryn’s mother on the other hand…wow, is she batshit crazy, or what?

There were loads of new characters in this book and it was so…jam packed full of information, I thought my head might explode.

The writing was great, as always, and I was surely sucked into that world. I go through phases, and I hadn’t really been into angel stories lately, but these books captured me. I can’t wait for book 3. I’m sorry my reviews aren’t very…articulate, but it’s hard. REVIEWS ARE HARD! *sobs* No, really. When a book is so high on my scale, it’s worse. I want to just put a row of hearts. Can I do that?


Not exactly a row. But oh. Yay!

That’s all from me. MWAH!


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Review: 5 stars to The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin #YA @MichelleHodkin

Posted 4 November, 2014 by katheryn13 in Mature, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments


Mara Dyer wants to believe there’s more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.






I wish I could rate this 10 stars! Maybe even 50 stars. How about 100?

You have NO idea how long I’ve waited for this book. Okay, so maybe you do. It’s been…a long wait and now it’s over. Now I’ve read it in…well…a DAY! HOW. IN. THE. WORLD?!

I practically INHALED this book. The words, the sentences, the paragraphs, the pages…the chapters were PERFECT! Now, I am not a person to claim anything is perfect. God knows I’m always rolling my eyes at reviews that say “omg this was perfect!” but seriously…this was.

After the horrendous cliff hanger of The Evolution of Mara Dyer that we had to live with for 2 WHOLE YEARS I couldn’t wait to find out answers to so many questions:

Was Noah alive?

What the HELL was going on with the Doctor Kells (or Doctor Hell as I like to call her)?


Thankfully, we got our answers, but if you haven’t read this yet…well I’m not going to tell you twice. GO!

We’re thrown right back into Mara’s hellish experience of a life and let me tell you…it’s pretty disturbing shit. There were even a few moments where I felt physically sick (I wasn’t ACTUALLY…yeah). It takes a lot to gross me out.

I’m glad Jamie got a much bigger role this time and we also see a lot more of Stella. After the collapse of Horizons, Mara, Jamie and Stella wake up in a different hospital on an Island just off No Name Key. Mara, specifically has been drugged up to high heavens. Jude does a massive disappearing act.

The book starts out as intense and mysterious as ever, and there are also more flashback memory chapters. They take up as much of the book as before, and it finally….gradually….begins to make sense. Sort of.

The character development is CRAZY and I spent most of the time holding my breath (not all at once though…duh!) because I felt like I was on one huge roller coaster. I wanted to find out who had funded Horizons as much as Mara and Co. We see less of her family than I liked. (Joseph….I miss you!) but Daniel is in quite a bit. Noah…Well that’s something you’ll have to discover for yourself. I can’t really say without spoiling…

If you want a book full of sexy, intensity, thrills and chills, this is the book for you (preferably after you’ve read books 1 and 2, though) and I can’t thank Michelle Hodkin enough for creating this world and these amazing characters and the SHIP OF A LIFETIME! (I am going down with this ship, I tell ya!) and for never letting us down, even if it took you forever to write it. I am going to sorely miss these darlings and I look forward to your next adventure to be published. 😀


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#ReleaseDay Blitz: Eventide by Kristen Day @MarkMyWordsPR @kris10_day

Posted 4 November, 2014 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Paranormal, Release Day Blitz, YA / 0 Comments





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The age-old balance of light and dark will always find a way to be restored. At times it comes in the form of non-discriminate karma or the heavy hand of divine will. At other times that balance comes in the form of a single, teenage girl.

My name is Fallon. I am different. I am special. My essence moves in a cadence unknown to the other Auras at the House of Eventide. It was born of the intricate dance of the moon’s opposing forces; retract and advance, embrace and release. The brazen energy of the sun preys at the edges of my being; fraying its delicate balance and scorching my heart into submission. Only under the calming cover of night, can my essence shine freely.

My true identity must be kept secret at all costs. My very existence is a threat to the Aura Order I pretend to be a part of. Should my web of lies unravel, they would stop at nothing to destroy me. I am the sole descendant of the light moon goddess, Luna . I have been Chosen. This is my story.

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I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).

When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.

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Review: 3 stars to Crave by Melissa Darnell #YA #Witches #Vampires #Romance

Posted 29 October, 2014 by katheryn13 in Mature, Paranormal, Reviews, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments


Bloodlust. Magic. Forbidden secrets.

When Savannah Colbert returns to school after a mystery illness, the fact that she has changed is clear to everyone. None more so than every school girls golden boy Tristan Coleman. Ever since their first kiss in fourth grade, Savannah and Tristan have been cruelly and inexplicably banned from associating with each other. Now, as the pair navigate the tricky social life of high school, the truth is about to be revealed.

As Savannah learns of their paranormal ancestry and Tristan deals with the repercussions of her new powers, the relationship they have been denied for so long becomes utterly irresistible and all consuming. Like Romeo and Juliet centuries before them, Savannah and Tristan’s love is destined to fail; and Tristan’s powerful magical family, the Clann, are watching.


Well, I seem to be on a theme here. Witches. Crave was something different and at the same time kinda same-y, if that makes sense? Girl has powers, boy has powers, but they’re forbidden to be together.

But actually, I was pretty hooked for most of it, I’ll admit, I got a bit fed up near the end, so I did kind of skim…

Tristan is a witch (warlock? Not sure what you call a male witch lol) but he’s also part of the Clann, a large community of witches with immense power. Savannah is human, until she finds out she isn’t. She’s something different, and different doesn’t bode well. She’s been told for ten years to stay away from the Clann, especially Tristan. And the Clann kids have been told to stay clear of Savannah, but no one knows why. They call her a freak, and in the end, she begins to believe it.

It’s quite a different set of abilities Savannah has. Half vampire, half witch. It gets quite weird at times, too, but somehow Tristan is immune. As you do. Anyway, they used to be friends, but then she thought he avoided her for some reason she didn’t know.

Her feelings for him never changed, and vice versa. Over all this is a love story with MANY obstacles. The romance was intense and sweet, but the sneaking around was going to go south fast, it was obvious. The vampires weren’t really that interesting, because they just seemed to be THERE but not doing much. Just acting threatening. There were up and down moments where I just couldn’t concentrate anymore. As stories go, it wasn’t bad. But it didn’t need to quite as long as it was. It just seemed to drag out so long. So I did lose interest near the end, but I still got the idea. I wish I could rate this higher, because it had true potential.


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