Sunday, October 19, 2014

Audiobook Review - The Deadly Fae by Terry Spear @TerrySpear (The World of Fae #2)




The Deadly Fae
The World of Fae #2
by Terry Spear

Goodreads blurb:  Lady Sessily is a dark fae, an assassin, and she intends to retire and take up some other occupation so she can lead a normal life. Get a boyfriend. Visit the human world to hassle humans like many of her kind do. Attend fae kingdom parties, not as the mystery woman who is scoping out her next intended victim, but just to have fun. Until tall, dark, handsome, and deadly interrupts her plans.

She is on a mission to assassinate a fae lord who is the most evil kind of fae. But when she is thwarted, not once but twice by another fae lord, she is ready to strangle him. And she'll do it for free.

The crown prince of the cobra fae doesn't know what to think when he hires a master assassin who turns out to be a woman--not her father like he'd been led to believe. But can she eliminate one of the most powerful queens of any of the fae kingdoms without getting herself killed?

He soon rethinks his plan as he gets to know the woman he begins to think of as his angel assassin.


About the Author:  Love, love, love romance, the paranormal, hunky Highlanders with their delicious brogue and hot kilts, so Terry Spear writes about those hunky Highlanders both in medieval times and as wolves in contemporary times. Jaguar shifters too! And young adult urban fantasy. And romantic suspense.

She grew up reading mystery, adventure, mythologies from around the world, ghost stories, the paranormal, fell in love with Dracula and Wolfman, and felt they needed loving too. Everyone should have someone to love. Which means her stories always have a HEA.

USA Today Bestseller residing in Central Texas from Sacramento, California who creates award-winning teddy bears too!

Connect with Terry:
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Narrated by Jeanne Whitehouse, you can find other books narrated by her HERE!!!

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received a code from the author to listen to and review the audio version of the book

The cover is not my favorite, and it really doesn’t matter because I don’t even have to see the cover just that it is written by Terry Spear :)

First, I loved that I didn't have to get used to another narrator for this book. It is the same narrator from book 1. My son and I listened to this to and from school for a week. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but my son was a little disappointed that it wasn't a continuation of book 1. He wanted more about Alicia and Deveron :) This book was about Lady Sessily and Lord Fairhaven, and it definitely had plenty of action to keep my son’s and my attention throughout.

He enjoyed it and says I have to get more of this series to listen to. I'm turning my son into a Terry Spear fan though I think he will probably only ever listen to the YA books because I doubt romance will ever be his thing like it is mine.

I really love the audiobooks because my son loves reading, but really struggles with it due to dyslexia. Audiobooks give him a chance to enjoy the story without the stress of reading. Though I'm getting him help with this, so hopefully he will enjoy both in a year or two :)

Terry Spear is a great writer, and you can't go wrong listening or reading one of her books. Off to listen to more of her books :)

I really want to add this series to my classroom library, but it may be a while before I can afford to do so.

I recommend this series to all the existing Terry Spear fans because most probably don’t know that she has a YA series.  I think anyone who is into books about the Fae will love this series.

See my review of The Dark Fae (Book 1)!!!

Interested in reading???

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Review - Seducing the Dragon: Part One by Jessie Donovan @JessieDauthor (Stonefire Dragons#5)




Seducing the Dragon:
Part One
Stonefire Dragons #5
by Jessie Donovan

Goodreads blurb:  PART ONE
On her first visit to Clan Stonefire, Department of Dragon Affairs inspector Evie Marshall has an ulterior motive—she needs to seduce its clan leader. If she can’t seduce him and become his mate, the dragon hunters will kill her. Of course, Evie doesn’t know the first thing about seducing a man, let alone a dragon-shifter, but with her life on the line, she’s going to have to become a fast learner or die trying.

Bram Moore-Llewellyn has a track record of scaring off DDA inspectors, but when the latest inspector shows up wearing tight clothes and sexy smile, his inner dragon takes notice. While battling his attraction to the human, he soon finds himself with an impossible choice: he can either break the law to mate the female and risk a backlash from both the dragon hunters and the British government, or he can turn her away and let her die at the hands of the hunters.

NOTE: This is Part One only and it ends on a cliffhanger.

Seducing the Dragon: Part One is 14,600 words long and is the first installment in the BBW/Dragon-shifter Seducing serial. It is NOT a complete book, and the story will unfold over four or five parts. It contains explicit language and lots of steam. For 18+. Please read these installments in order! Thank you!


About the Author:  Jessie Donovan wrote her first story at age five, and after discovering the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey in junior high, realized that people actually wanted to read stories like those floating around inside her head. From there on out, she was determined to tap into her over-active imagination and write a book someday.

After living abroad for five years and earning degrees in Japanese, Anthropology, and Secondary Education, she buckled down and finally wrote her first full-length book. While that story will never see the light of day, it laid the world-building groundwork of what would become her debut paranormal romance, Blaze of Secrets.

Jessie loves to interact with readers. When not reading or traipsing around some foreign country on a shoestring, can often be found on Facebook and Twitter.

The one thing you'll find in all of Jessie's stories are strong, capable women and the people who love them.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Received the ebook from the author from an honest review, but will most definitely be buying it come payday :)

The cover is yummy :)  I think I want Clan Stonefire’s leader ;)  Definitely a cover to grab the attention of any dragon-shifter lover!!

Ok let’s start with the things some people (myself included) need to know because we skipped reading the blurb ;)  This is a serial which means it is only one episode or part of a whole story.  This part is about 50 pages, and it is the first part of the story.  It leaves you wanting more, and you have to wait for it because this serial is not complete yet.  Stonefire Dragons #1-4 is the first story and a complete serial series.  If you are not sure whether you are a serial fan, I’d start with the first set first.

Okay, I think Jessie is my favorite serial author :)  That’s not to say that I don’t scream and yell that I want the Stonefire books to be full novels while reading them ;)  She does such an awesome job with her serials.  She stops them in just the right places that make sense (at least to my crazy brain!)  I have no trouble making the story and characters come alive in my head while reading her serials, and I have yet to have a problem connecting with the characters which has happened in other serials where I just couldn’t connect with the characters until the 2nd or 3rd installment.

If you don’t know my reviews, I don’t really talk about the plot and things happening in the story because I never want to spoil someone else’s adventure in the book.  I do talk about the characters though :)  Evie is awesome because she won’t take anyone’s you know what.  I love when the female lead is a strong woman.  I love when they fight back and stick up for themselves.  With Bram, I’m torn because I sort of already loved him because of the first serial series, but he does have his need to be slapped moments as any alpha man does ;)  There is plenty of drama and action to fill the pages while you learn about Evie and her predicament.  I really can’t wait for more of this series!!  I really loved it!!

I highly recommend this serial series to those who already love Jessie’s work especially the Stonefire Dragons, and all my dragon shifter lovers out there.  If you are one of the people who want to wait until the whole serial is out, start with the first serial series instead.

Sacrificed to the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons#1-4)
See my review of Part One!!!
See my review of Part Two!!!
See my review of Part Three!!!
See my review of Part Four!!!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Review - A Warlock’s Destiny by Jane Wakely @JaneWakely (Reluctant Mates #4)




A Warlock’s Destiny
Reluctant Mates #4
by Jane Wakely

Goodreads blurb:  Isabelle Turner, a librarian known as the only powerless witch in the Mythical Realm, has been on more human dates than she can count. Unfortunately, the evenings always end the same, with her wishing she could turn her date into a toad. When she receives a summons from the Council, she’s convinced they’re going to push her into the human world for good. Instead, they force her to take a mate.

Liam Waverly is the most powerful warlock in the Mythical Realm. When the Council brings up mating, he knows their choice will be an accomplished witch to match his strength. When they try and force him to mate with the powerless witch, he decides to seek out his own mate, but fails.

In order to sustain the numbers of all mythical beings, the Council, the governing body of the Mythical Realm, intervened and found prosperous matches for several of their subjects. Rather than create an act of treason, punishable by death, Isabelle and Liam agree to mate. The mating bond is sacred, but several disastrous incidents push them apart, starting with Liam’s desire to mate with another. When Liam finds out Isabelle’s secret, they agree to work together, but it will take more than a tentative friendship to keep evil from destroying them both.


About the Author:  Heart Melting Heroines, Heart Stopping Heroes

Jane has been creating stories of love and romance for as long as she can remember. She’s a sucker for a happy ending and thinks the best thing about any movie or book is when the characters find someone to love.

Jane writes romance in the contemporary, fantasy and paranormal genres, but paranormal romance is her true passion. She loves creating worlds around sexy shifters and vamps—even if the shifter is a smelly skunk!

Jane writes sensual romance that will warm your heart, and a happy ever after is guaranteed!

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Received the ebook for an honest review

The cover is definitely steamy, but I think she should have looked more like a librarian ;)

Okay, I really love this series, but I always like to start off with things you may want to know.  This is only 60 or so pages, so it is a quick read.  Not sure if that makes it a short story or a novella because I don’t pay that much attention to the distinctions between the two :)  This is the 4th book in the series, and yes you can read them out of order.  It does have some steamy scenes, so adults only.  This is my favorite series that this author writes, and I haven’t read anything by her that I’ve not liked.

This story is great for when you want a story, but do not have time for a full length novel.  Jane’s stories are easy to read, and she makes it come alive in my imagination.  I really wish these books were longer because I love this world she has created.

Okay this book is about Isabelle, and I love how strong she is especially with jerks.  And Liam, well, let’s just say I think he needed to be slapped a lot in this book for being an arrogant jerk and a caveman, but you have to read it to know what I mean.  As always my reviews rarely say anything about plot and such because I would never want to ruin another reader’s adventure in reading.

I highly recommend this series to anyone who already loves Jane’s work, and those of us who love PNR but want a quick read.


See my review of A Wolf’s Desire (Book 1)
See my review of A Genie’s Fortune (Book 2)
See my review of A Vampire’s Light (Book 3)

Interested in reading???

Friday Reveal @Month9Books & Giveaway @BeckNicholas - Lifer by Beck Nicholas

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are revealing the first chapter for

Lifer by Beck Nicholas

presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!


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Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents' crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.
Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.
On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing. But sometimes the past is better left buried.
As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to. Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.
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LIFER
by Beck Nicholas

Publication date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
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Chapter One
[Asher]
I mark my body for Samuai.
My right hand is steady as I press the slim needle into my skin. It glints under the soft overhead light of the storage locker, the only place to hide on Starship Pelican. Row upon row of shelving fills the room. Back here I’m hidden from the door.
It’s been seventeen days since Samuai passed. Seventeen days of neutral expressions and stinging eyes, waiting for the chance to be alone and pay my respects to the dead Official boy in true Lifer fashion. With blood.
The body of the needle is wrapped in thread I stole from my spare uniform. The blue thread acts as the ink reservoir. It’s soaked with a dye I made from crushed feed pellets and argobenzene, both swiped from farm level. The pungent fumes sting my eyes and make it even harder to keep the tears at bay. But I will. There will be no disrespect in this marking.
My slipper drops to the floor with the softest of thuds as I shake my foot. I raise it to rest on a cold metal shelf. Samuai always held my hand when we met in secret, but I can’t bear to examine those memories now. The pain of him being gone is still so fresh.
The first break of skin at my ankle hurts a little. Not much, since the needle is nano-designed for single molecule sharpness, and it’s not as though I haven’t done this before. Recently. The tattoo for my brother circles my ankle, completed days ago, a match for the one for my father. My memorial for Samuai had to wait for privacy. The blue spreads out into my skin like liquid on a cloth. The dot is tiny. I add another and another, each time accepting the momentary pain as a tribute to Samuai. Soon I’ve finished the first swirling line.
“Are you mourning my brother or yours?”
My hand jerks at the familiar voice, driving the needle deep into the delicate skin over my Achilles. Davyd’s voice. How did he get in here so quietly? I wince, clamping down on a cry of pain. No tears though. Nothing will make me disrespect Samuai. I remove the needle from my flesh and school my features into a neutral expression before I turn and stand to attention.
“Davyd,” I say by way of greeting. Despite my preparation my throat thickens.
My response to him is stupid because he looks nothing like Samuai. Where Samuai radiated warmth from his spiky dark hair hinting of honey and his deep, golden brown eyes, there is only ice in his brother. Ice-chiseled cheekbones, tousled blond hair, the slight cleft in his chin, and his gray eyes. Eyes that see far too much.
But he’s dressed like Samuai used to dress. The same white t-shirt and black pants. It’s the uniform of Officials, or Fishies, as they’re known below. He’s a little broader in the shoulders than his older brother was—to even think of Samuai in the past tense is agony—and he’s not quite as tall. I only have to look up a little to meet his gaze. I do so without speaking.
I shouldn’t be here, but I’m not going to start apologizing for where I am or his reference to my forbidden relationship with his brother, until I know what he wants.
“Is that supposed to happen?” He points at my foot, where blood drips, forming a tiny puddle on the hard, shiny floor.
His face is expressionless, as usual, but I can hear the conceit in his voice. I can imagine what the son of a Fishie thinks of our Lifer traditions.
Today, I don’t care. Even if his scorn makes my stomach tighten and cheeks flame, I won’t care. Not about anything Davyd has to say.
“It’s none of your business.”
One fine brow arches. Superior, knowing.
He doesn’t have to say the words. The awareness of just how wrong I am zaps between us. Given our relative stations on this journey—he’s destined to be a Fishie in charge of managing the ship’s population, and me to serve my inherited sentence—whatever I do is his business, if he chooses to make it so. He’s in authority even though we’re almost the same age.
In order to gain permission to breed, Lifers allowed the injection of nanobots into their children. These prototype bots in our cells give our masters the power to switch us off using a special Remote Device until our sentence is served. At any time we can be shut down. I’m not sure how exactly, only that each of us has a unique code and the device can turn those particular bots against us. It’s an unseen but constant threat.
I keep my face blank and my posture subservient, but my fingers tighten around the needle in my hand. How I long to slap the smooth skin of his cheek.
For a second, neither of us speaks.
“Your brother or mine?” he asks again. Softly this time. So low, the question is almost intimate in the dim light.
I inhale deeply, welcoming the harsh fumes from my makeshift ink. The burning in my lungs gives me a focus so the ever-present emotional pain can’t cripple me. My brother and my boyfriend were taken on the same day, and I’m unable to properly mourn either thanks to the demands of servitude.
I can’t let it cripple me. Not if I want to find out what really happened to Zed and Samuai.
“Does it matter?” I ask. Rather than refuse him again, I twist the question around. He would never admit to having interest in the goings-on of a mere Lifer.
“No.” His voice is hard. Uncaring. He folds his arms. “But it’s against ship law to deface property.”
It takes a heartbeat, and then I realize I’m the property he’s talking about. My toes curl because my fists can’t. I see from the flick of his eyes to my feet that he’s noticed. Of course he has. There’s nothing Davyd doesn’t notice.
It’s true though. The marks we Lifers make on our bodies are not formally allowed. It is a price we pay for the agreement signed in DNA by our parents and our grandparents. They agreed to a lifetime of servitude, and their sentence is passed down through the generations for the chance at a new life on a new planet. I am the last in the chain, and my sentence will continue for twelve years after landing.
We Lifers belong to those above us, body and soul, but no Fishie or Naut—the astronauts who pilot the ship—has ever tried to stop the ritual. In return we are not blatant. We mark feet, torsos, and thighs. Places hidden by our plain blue clothing.
If the son of the head Fishie reports me, it will go on my record no matter how minor the charge, and possibly add months to my sentence. A sentence I serve for my grandparents’ crimes back on Earth after the Upheaval. Like others, their crime was no more than refusal to hand over their vehicle and property when both were declared a government resource.
I swallow convulsively.
I don’t want that kind of notice. Not when we’re expected to land in my lifetime. Not when I hoped to find answers to the questions that haunt me.
The first lesson a Lifer child learns is control around their superiors. I won’t allow mine to fail me now.
“Did you want something? Sir?”
If there’s a faint pause before the honorific, well, I’m only human.
He lets it pass. “The Lady requires extra help at this time. You have been recommended.”
“Me?”
His lips twist. “I was equally surprised. Attend her now.”
The Lady is the wife of the senior Official on board the Pelican, and both Samuai and Davyd’s mother. She’s a mysterious figure who is never seen in the shared area of the ship. I imagine she’s hurting for her dead child. Sympathy stirs within me. I’ve seen the strain my own mother tries to hide since Zed died, and I don’t think having a higher rank would make the burden any easier to bear.
It’s within Davyd’s scope as both Fishie-in-training and son of the ship’s Lady to be the one to inform me of my new placement, but I can’t help looking for something deeper in his words. There should be a kinship between us, having both lost a brother so recently, but Samuai’s death hasn’t affected Davyd at all.
“Who recommended me?”
He shrugs. “Now. Lifer.”
I nod and move to tidy up, ignoring the persistent pain in my ankle where the needle went too deep. My defiance only stretches so far. Not acting on a direct request would be stupidity. I will finish my memorial for Samuai, but not with his brother waiting. It’s typical that Davyd doesn’t use my name. I can’t remember him or his Fishie friends ever doing so.
It was something that stood out about Samuai from when we were youngsters and met in the training room. It was the only place on the ship us Lifers are close to equal. I was paired to fight with him to first blood, and he shocked me by asking my name. “Asher,” Samuai had repeated, like he tasted something sweet on his tongue, “I like it.”
In my heart there’s an echo of the warmth I felt that day, but the memory hurts. It hurts that I’ll never see him again, that he’ll never live out the dreams we shared in our secret meetings. Dreams of a shared future and changes to a system that makes Lifers less than human.
When I’ve gathered the small inkpot and put on my slippers, I notice a smear of blood on the slipper material from where I slipped earlier. It’s the opportunity I need to let my change in status be known below.
“Umm.” I clear my throat. Please let the stories I’ve heard of the Lady be true.
“What?” asks Davyd from where he waits by the door, presumably to escort me to his mother. The intensity of his gaze makes me quake inside. It’s all I can do not to lift my hand to check my top is correctly buttoned and my hair hasn’t grown beyond the fuzz a Lifer is allowed.
“My foot attire isn’t suitable to serve the Lady.” I point to the faint smudge of brown seeping into my footwear. It is said by those cleaners who are permitted into the Fishie sleeping quarters that the Lady insists her apartment be kept spotless. She’s unlikely to be pleased with me reporting for duty in bloodstained slippers.
Davyd’s jaw tenses. Maybe I’ve pushed him too far with this delay. I hold my breath.
But then his annoyance is gone and his face is the usual smooth mask. “Change. I will be waiting at the lift between the training hall and study rooms.”
He doesn’t need to tell me to hurry.
He opens the door leading out into the hallway and I expect him to stride through and not look back. Again he surprises me. He turns. His face is in shadow. The brighter light behind him shines on his tousled blond hair, which gives him a hint of the angelic.
“Assuming it’s my brother you’re mourning,” his voice is deep and for the first time there’s a slight melting of the ice. “You should know. … He wasn’t worth your pain.”

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I always wanted to write. I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Audiobook Review - The Dark Fae by Terry Spear @TerrySpear (The World of Fae #1)




The Dark Fae
The World of Fae #1
by Terry Spear

Goodreads blurb:  Alicia's always known she's different--that she can recognize the mischievous fae when they show up to "play" with the humans. Only now she's faced with one highly annoyed dark fae and she's certain he knows the truth about her. She can see him, which means her life is forfeit.

Add to that, his sister arrives, who wants to play, too. And their mother, the queen of the Denkar, will want Alicia's head, once she learns what Alicia can do.

And all because Alicia was attempting to rescue her friend, Cassie, on their beach excursion at South Padre Island, from the wicked fae. Now, Alicia has really gone and done it--and she's thinking she should have let the fae have his fun. Her friend's broken heart would be a lot easier to deal with, than Alicia losing her life.

But it is too late for regrets. As soon as she threw the soda at the dark fae's chest, she had declared war on the fae. And he is happy to take up the challenge.


About the Author:  Love, love, love romance, the paranormal, hunky Highlanders with their delicious brogue and hot kilts, so Terry Spear writes about those hunky Highlanders both in medieval times and as wolves in contemporary times. Jaguar shifters too! And young adult urban fantasy. And romantic suspense.

She grew up reading mystery, adventure, mythologies from around the world, ghost stories, the paranormal, fell in love with Dracula and Wolfman, and felt they needed loving too. Everyone should have someone to love. Which means her stories always have a HEA.

USA Today Bestseller residing in Central Texas from Sacramento, California who creates award-winning teddy bears too!

Connect with Terry:
~ Wattpad ~

Narrated by Jeanne Whitehouse, you can find other books narrated by her HERE!!!

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Received a code from the author to listen to and review the audio version of the book, but I do own the ebook and plan to read it too!!!

The cover is awesome and beautiful, and I think it is intriguing to grab anyone’s attention.

Okay, so I’m bad for the fact I waited so long to get this up on my blog.  We have listened to many audiobooks since the school year started.  It is something my son and I love to do together in the car.  He even gets upset if we have to stop it for any reason, or if I forget to charge my ipod.  I have collected quite a few audiobooks through the Sync program, and I have won some too, but until Terry asked me to listen and review them, I just hadn’t done it yet.  Now that I have tried it, I’m addicted :)

I love how strong Alicia is, and she sticks with her friends no matter what.  Deveron (no idea if I’m spelling this right) is one of the guys you start out really wanting to smack, but he grows on you like moss :)  lol  At the end, I love his character too.  The Fae are so fickle, and they do a lot of posturing like they are ….not evil but bullies I guess.

Terry’s stories are always so enthralling when I read or listen to them :)  This was my Audible review:

Would you listen to The Dark Fae again? Why?
Yes, it was fun and had lots of action :) Also my son really liked it, so it is great for car rides :)

Who was your favorite character and why?
Alicia was my favorite because she was courageous and didn't let fear dictate what she knew was right. She was fiercely loyal and protects her friends. I love strong female characters :)

What about Jeanne Whitehouse’s performance did you like?
I love how she had several voices she used. Listening to audiobooks takes some getting used to. So you definitely want to listen to several before you decide you do or don't like them. I will definitely listen to more of Jeanne Whitehouse's recordings of audiobooks :)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes we both wanted to, but you know how things like work, school, and life tend to get in the way. I also had my car break down, and my grandma's car didn't have an adapter for my ipod....my son was not happy we had to wait a week to finish our story :)

Any additional comments?
Terry Spear is an awesome author, and I always enjoy her books. I will always get her books whether in audio or book format. She rocks!!
  
Interested in reading???

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Review - Disgrace of the Unicorn's Honor by L.R.W. Lee @LRWLee (Andy Smithson #3)





Disgrace of the Unicorn’s Honor
Andy Smithson #3
by L.R.W. Lee

Goodreads blurb:  Andy discovers more than he bargained for when his parents reveal his mom's past. With a new appreciation for his history, he returns to the land of Oomaldee to collect the next ingredient to break the Curse plaguing the land--the horn of a unicorn. Not unexpectedly, as he and his company embark upon their quest, they face stiff opposition from the evil King Abaddon, a foreign enemy who seeks to conquer that world. The battle with sword, while intense, pales in comparison to his conflicted heart, when a voice tempts Andy to surrender the unicorn horn in exchange for a promise to preserve his mom when he breaks the curse. Desperate to save her, he falls for the lie and puts in jeopardy his ability to end the curse.


About the Author:  Since the age of eight, L. R. W. Lee wanted to write a children’s book, but felt she did not have anything significant to share; she sought to change lives while entertaining. A degree in Accounting did not provide riveting fodder for a best seller, so she waited. Over a decade, she founded and grew a company, during which, she worked closely with a mentor from whom she learned uncommon thinking that changed her life. After selling her business in early 2012, she had time to write and, more importantly, something significant to share.

L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Received the ebook in exchange for an honest review

The cover is awesome, and I love it!!!  I want the book just for the cover alone :)  I love unicorns and pegasi and collect them!!

Okay, this world just keeps getting better, and this book rocked :)  Everything just worked for me, and I wished I could have read it straight through, but life had other plans.  The only problem was that it ended, and I wasn’t ready for it to :(  Now I have to wait, and as I’ve said before, I’m no good at waiting.  I hope I don’t have to wait long.

It was non-stop action and unicorns to boot; I was in heaven :)  I love how L.R.W. builds in life lessons and the struggles real life struggles even in this fantasy world.  Andy is an awesome hero, and all of his friends rock :)  I can’t wait to see what L.R.W. cooks up next in the series.  It amazes me the creativity and imagination that an author has inside them.  I know my reviews are not like other people’s review because I won’t tell you things that happen because I think the journey is part of the awesomeness and can’t take that from you.  Andy meets some new people on his journey and encounters all sorts of trouble along the way.

I definitely plan to get this book for my classroom library because I think everyone can find enjoyment in this series.  I need to make my son read it too (though audiobook would be better for him since reading isn’t his strong suit.)

I highly recommend this book, but I definitely think you want to read the rest of the series first because you will be missing key background with them (but this is my opinion).  Awesome :) time to find something new to read :)

See my review of Blast of the Dragon’s Fury (Book1)
See my review of Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning (Book2)

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review - Venom of the Serpent's Cunning by L.R.W. Lee @LRWLee (Andy Smithson #2)




Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning
Andy Smithson #2
by L.R.W. Lee

Goodreads blurb:  Eleven-year-old Andy Smithson returns to Oomaldee to retrieve the second ingredient needed to break a 500-year-old curse enacted to punish the current ruler for murdering his older sister when she was 15. Not one to forgive easily, Imogenia's spirit is bent on thwarting Andy to preserve the curse and naively aligns herself with the evil, scheming Abbadon. Things go from bad to worse when a creature Abaddon conjures from the darkest magic steals the Stone of Athanasia, the source of the ruler's immortality, causing the king and his wizard Mermin to fall gravely ill. Andy is forced to choose between retrieving the stone and saving those he loves or obediently going after the second ingredient. What will he chose? Will he be able to save the King and Mermin?

"This series has everything a kid could want, action, adventure, magic, excitement and mystery!" - Erik Weibel, This Kid Reviews Books (Erik is 12)

"LRW Lee has constructed a wonderful world full of adventure, daring deeds, and remarkable action tempered with the right dose of humor. This wildly addictive series will entertain middle grade students, who, like I, will anxiously await the release of book three." - Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews

"There is a strong good versus evil theme underscoring the plot making it a clean story with no bad language but lots of exciting action and suspense. If you adore fantasy books with a medieval theme including knights and dragons, this story definitely fits that bill." - Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book


About the Author:  Since the age of eight, L. R. W. Lee wanted to write a children’s book, but felt she did not have anything significant to share; she sought to change lives while entertaining. A degree in Accounting did not provide riveting fodder for a best seller, so she waited. Over a decade, she founded and grew a company, during which, she worked closely with a mentor from whom she learned uncommon thinking that changed her life. After selling her business in early 2012, she had time to write and, more importantly, something significant to share.

L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!


The cover is definitely adventurous, and I think it will attract boys who love adventure and slaying beasts :)

I bought this book back in July, and I really enjoyed the new adventure that Andy and his friends went on.  This book had all sorts of mysteries and puzzles to solve.  Action galore for boys who are imaginative and like to pretend that stick in the yard is a sword, and they are slaying a beast to protect all.  As an adult, I found a few of the parts a little boring, but I think my son would love this book as well as many other reluctant readers who love their video game adventures.

L.R.W. does a wonderful job engaging the reader in the story.  She is very descriptive making it easy to picture what is happening in your mind as you read.  I think this next book is going to be my favorite, and I can’t wait to start reading it.  One day, I will get this book and the next in paperback to share in my classroom library with my adventure seeking students.

I recommend this series to adventurous souls who love keeping the bad guys at bay with their swords especially if you love using your imagination.  If you read book 1, you definitely need to keep reading.  Off to read book 3 now :)

See my review of Blast of the Dragon’s Fury (Book1)

Interested in reading???

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