Thursday, May 31, 2012

In My Mailbox





Wildflower, The Wildflower Series Book One

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren

This week I won on Goodreads:
The Light Tamer by Devyn Dawson (paperback - signed)

This week I received for review (blog tour):
Wildflower (The Wildflower Series Book One) by Amy Maurer Jones

What did you get this week?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wildflower Blog Tour

Wildflower Blog Tour

Wildflower (Book 1 in the Wildflower Series)
by Amy Maurer Jones


Wildflower Synopsis      
Wildflower pulled out a quill. It looked like any ordinary quill. Only, I knew what she was capable of doing once her fingers finished guiding it along the parchment. She began sketching an outline of a cluster of birds with the black ink. There were at least a half a dozen in the flock.
“With each new life we breathe our souls will migrate toward one another. Our souls will carry us over land and water to be reunited again and again.” she smiled as she replaced her quill and began chanting in her native and mysterious language.
Like magic, the ink evaporated off of the paper and swirled in circles in the air until it found purchase on skin. A cluster of delicate birds were suddenly embedded at the nape of her neck. I felt tingling warmth spread over my chest. When I looked down I found one more imprint engraved over my heart.
I glanced down at the winged figure permanently seared into my skin and smiled. They would not separate us. We would be one forever because my heart would always belong to Wildflower, in this life and every future life. 

***Sound like something you want to read?  Well Amy is giving you a chance to win a copy!  She is having a giveaway on her blog June 1, 2012!  Make sure you stop by and enter to win, her books are really good.  I can't wait to read Wildflower!***


Sample Chapter:
Jordan

I shuffled my feet more quickly as the late bell rang for class. The obnoxiously, blaring sound was a rude reminder of my inability to get to class on time. Fortunately, I had Mr. Falls for Calculus this period and he would, no doubt, be attempting to flirt with Ms. Warner, the Algebra teacher, in the hallway just outside the classroom. As I rounded the corner I confirmed that my suspicions were correct, raced through the door and slid into my seat before Mr. Falls had the slightest clue.
“Pushing it a little close again aren’t we, Laney?” a heard a friendly voice tease as I settled into my seat.
I only smiled in return, guilty as charged.
My junior year at Plymouth North High School isn’t panning out so great, not that I’d expected it to. No, I’m pretty much ignored by my peers and most of my teachers. It’s not so much that I’m disliked, I’m just, well, not the norm. I’m not rich, so I can’t claim any trust fund baby attention. My parents, Shane and Andrea Stillwater, are hard working middle class folk. My mom is an accountant and my dad is the Art teacher here at Plymouth North and, sadly, the only teacher in the school that acknowledges my efforts. I have no exceptional athletic abilities. In fact, I’m pretty pathetic with any sport which requires the manipulation of a ball, which is pretty much every sport. I’m just an average student, so you won’t find my name on the Principle’s List. Not that I’m complaining, I don’t mind being average and blending into the institutionally drab, beige walls of Plymouth North. In fact, I prefer it that way. Unfortunately, I’m not quite average or normal enough. You see, my mom is White but my dad is Native American and apparently, at Plymouth North, the in – crowd prefers a pure pedigree. In their eyes, I’m a freak. My people believe physical wellness and spiritual wellness are connected. By alleviating injury or sickness affecting the soul you may restore the physical body to balance and wholeness. If I get sick my dad takes me to see my grandfather, our tribe’s Shaman, and he heals me with his spiritual gifts. Needless to say my peers find my tribe’s beliefs and practices to be a bit odd, so I’ve been labeled as the weird witch of the North, North Plymouth, that is. I’m not bitter, though… OK, I’m a little bitter but I don’t feel sorry for myself because that’s just pathetic and I am not pathetic.
So, what motivates me not to jump off of a cliff, you wonder? Well, first of all, my parents are pretty great. Yeah, I know, this is not exactly normal sentiment for a teenager but they don’t really bug me that much. Second, I’m pretty good at finding distractions. I love to draw and ride horses. When I get bored I can draw myself into a world that is much more interesting than my own or head out to my grandfather’s ranch and hit the trails with Bunny, my favorite quarter horse. Third, Carly Higgins, my best friend since kinder – garden, Carly can always makes me laugh, even when I feel like crying. Last, but not least, Jordan Stone, a super hot guy. We have English and Spanish together and he sits right behind me in both classes. We talk and flirt and joke around and it subdues the monotony a little bit.
“So, do we have any plans for the weekend yet?” the friendly voice whispered as Mr. Falls entered the classroom three minutes after the bell finished ringing.
“I don’t know, Carly. I’m still kind of bummed about the last one.” I complained.
“All the more reason to put yourself back out there!” she encouraged, forever the optimist.
“Miss Higgins, do you wish to address the class this morning?” Mr. Falls interrupted.
“No, sir…” Carly frowned.
Mr. Falls nodded an unspoken warning to Carly and I and began his lesson. I was off the hook for now.

The day continued in its usual monotonous manner until fourth period English class. Jordan Stone is in this class.
“How’s it going, Stillwater?” Jordan smiled as he loped into the room and slung his book bag to the side of his painfully uncomfortable metal and wooden desk behind mine. He was dressed in worn blue jeans and a black tee shirt. His blond hair was tousled on top of his head from the recent sprint from his previous class. It still looked good. No, more like perfect. His green eyes pierced through me as his dimpled and gleaming, white grin took my breath away. OK, stupid, it’s time to say something. What was it that he just asked me? Crap!
“Uhm, hey, I didn’t see you at Jessica Jacob’s party last weekend. Did you find something better to do?” I teased awkwardly, at a loss for words.
Jordan laughed, not missing a beat. I have no doubt he realizes that he drives me crazy. This can’t be healthy, still, I persist being the masochist to love that I am.
“Nah, we heard it was gonna’ be lame so we crashed Gracie’s place instead. Her parents were out of town.” he replied nonchalantly.
Great! My favorite person, Gracie Henderson, little Miss Perfect, weaseled her way into Jordan’s weekend effectively canceling me out. Gracie’s been getting one up on me more often than I care to admit these days.
“Oh, uhm, well, how was that?” I asked tightly, not wanting to show my annoyance and not really wanting to hear his reply.
“Awesome!” he nodded enthusiastically. “Everyone was there. Why didn’t you come? I missed you.” he said sincerely.
OK, this is an improvement. He noticed that I wasn’t there. Maybe he was looking for me. Maybe he had wished that I had been there. I looked up to see that he was staring at me and it finally dawned on me that he was waiting for my reply.
I straightened up and snapped out of my trance.
“Oh, well, you know, I didn’t want to let Jessica down. It was her birthday and all.” I explained lamely, not wanting to admit that I had not been invited, would never be invited, to a party being thrown by the one person who seems to hate me more than anyone else in the entire world.
I’ve often wondered what Gracie has against me. For the life of me I can’t come up with a single reason. I’ve never done anything to her. Actually, that’s a lie. I know exactly why Gracie doesn’t like me, but it would not be politically correct to voice my opinion on this matter. I am, after all, already the under dog here. My father isn’t white and this fact doesn’t sit well with some people. It really sucks and I wish everyone would just grow up and get over it. Well, no use crying about it, I guess. It won’t change anything.
Just as the bell was about to ring the devil herself sashayed into the class- room.
“Hi, Jordan!” she squealed. “It was so great that you could make it to my party last Saturday. It was so much fun, wasn’t it? I mean, everyone who was anyone was there, right?” she droned on.
Don’t think I didn’t catch that last jab either. She eyed me meaningfully when she uttered it so sweetly.
“Oh yeah, man! You’re party totally rocked.” Jordan nodded. “Let me know when you decide to play host again.” He winked before he shifted around in his seat to face Laura Rice. “Hey Laura,” he whispered. “…did you finish you’re Calculus homework last night? Can I copy it?” he grinned mischievously.
“Sure thing, Jordan.” she agreed easily, pulling her home work from her bag.
I bet Jordan has yet to do a single Calculus assignment this year. As Jordan smiled at Laura, or her home work, Gracie’s expression fell. Her glance drifted to Laura and conformed into a scowl. Laura remained oblivious, still entranced by Jordan’s charms. Dang! Gracie must have it bad for Jordan to be jealous of Snora – Laura. We’re talking major bore – fest personality. Get a grip Gracie!
OK, I know, that was mean and being mean isn’t usually my style. Maybe Laura isn’t so bad, maybe she’s just shy. She’s good at Calculus. There, I said something nice about her so why do I still feel like a total hag? I don’t mean to be cruel; it’s just that Gracie always makes me feel like a loser. She thinks she’s better than me, so much so that sometimes I begin to feel like she might be right. She really gets under my skin, you know?
“So, Laney, how was Jessica’s party?” Gracie turned her venom on me.
Sure, her voice was friendly enough but her eyes held the paralyzing and hypnotic stare of a cobra ready to strike.
“Oh, it was great!” I smiled cheerfully.
I lied. Gracie rolled her eyes.
“Well, I heard it sucked!” she hissed, no longer attempting to hide her malice.
On that note we all shifted uncomfortably in our seats and focused our attention toward the English teacher who was beginning the day’s lecture. Yet again, I was saved by the institution of public education.
After English class Jordan walked with me to our Spanish classroom. During our stroll he remained unusually quiet for about half of the distance.
“So, Laney, do you have plans for this weekend?” Jordan voiced shyly.
OMG! He was asking me out! OK, take deep breaths and don’t pass out.
“Uhm, no?” I responded awkwardly.
I was completely caught off guard by his inquiry.
”Oh, well uhm, how would you feel about going to see a movie with me?” he continued.
“Great! What movie?” I agreed without hesitation.
Only then did I realize that perhaps I shouldn’t sound so eager. My doubt was immediately remedied, however. As soon as my words were uttered I observed Jordan’s shoulders and gate relax, and return to his normal easy posture.
“Really?” Jordan breathed with relief and surprise.
“Uhm… yeah, what movie?” I persisted, entirely surprised and thrilled by his reaction.
Surely, he knew I would say yes. What idiot wouldn’t?
“Awe, wow! I totally thought you would say no.” he continued to confound me with his delusional response. “I mean, I’m totally psyched that you want to go out with me. I’m just surprised, I guess.” he jabbered on, finally explaining his uncharacteristic behavior.
“Why?” I wondered.
“Because, you never do.” he shrugged.
I raised another clueless eyebrow at him.
“You never say yes when guys ask you out.” he clarified.
“So, what, is this like an experiment or something?” I worried.
Get the freaky Indian girl to go out with you! Were they taking bets? Was money exchanged?
“No, I promise it’s not like that at all. I really like you, Laney. The truth is I’ve wanted to ask you out for a long time, but I didn’t because all the guys said you would say no. I was too chicken. You know, afraid of rejection?” he admitted sheepishly. I smiled, both satisfied and flattered by his response. Jordan immediately relaxed again and ran his fingers through his golden locks. “So, why do you always say no… to the other guys, I mean?” he wondered.
“Because, I think they’re a bunch of creeps.” I answered honestly.
It’s true. Most boys at Plymouth North find me to be more than easy on the eyes, but I’m not easy, and I know their intentions don’t progress beyond their hormonally driven male instincts. What I mean to say is, none of them would take me home to meet their mother, if you can catch my drift. The sad and true fact is, my caramel complexion would not be overlooked or accepted.
Jordan’s shocked expression was so comical I couldn’t help but burst into laughter. At my knowing reaction he quickly and ever so smoothly collected himself.
“You’re a handful, aren’t you?” he chuckled.
“Maybe…” I said coyly.

Wildflower Book Trailer


Places you can find Amy and her books:

Bloghttp://amyjonesyaff.blogspot.com

Websitehttp://www.soulquesttrilogy.com

Books
Soulless; The Story of Shayan, The Soul Quest Trilogy, Prequel
http://www.amazon.com/Soulless-Story-Shayan-Quest-Trilogy/dp/1468002465/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4

Soul Quest, The Soul Quest Trilogy, Book One
http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Quest-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B004OL26JY/ref=tf_ssw?&linkCode=wss&tag=widgetsamazon-20
The Guardians of Souls, The Soul Quest Trilogy, Book Two
http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Souls-Quest-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005DOP166/ref=pd_sim_kinc_2?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

The Glassheart Chronicles (Co - Author; A series of paranormal romance short stories.)http://www.amazon.com/The-Glassheart-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B005F50GOK/ref=pd_sim_kinc_4?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Thank you Amy for having me be a part of your blog tour!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #1)
My Teasers:

"Have you considered the possibility that what you feel is more than crush?  That, you might be falling for him... and he for you?"

45% on Kindle
Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte #1) by Samantha Young

Thursday, May 24, 2012

In My Mailbox



The Gates (The Resistance Trilogy, #2)

Untraceable (The Nature of Grace, #1)

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren

This week I won:
Portal (Portal Chronicles #1) by Imogen Rose (paperback - signed & swag)

This week I downloaded for free on Amazon:
The Gates (The Resistance Trilogy #2) by Rachael Wade (e-book)

This week I received for review (part of blog tour):
Untraceable (The Nature of Grace #1) by S.R. Johannes (e-book)

What did you get this week?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Review: Touched by Cyn Balog

Touched by Cyn Balog

Book: Touched
Author: Cyn Balog
Publisher:  Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Rating: 3 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-arc - NetGalley/Publisher
Release date: August 14, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn’t? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script to save a life, dooming another one in the process. Trying to change the future can have disastrous consequences..

But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something’s about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets Taryn, a girl with a dark family secret that may be the key to understanding his past. But will she also destroy his future? . Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there’s no way to stop it. Or is there?

In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he’s about to discover—or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .


My Review:
Nick Cross aka Crazy Cross, as he is known around school is the main character and the voice of this story. I enjoy reading stories witha male point of view. Nick can see his own future and listens to the "you wills" in his head. If he goes off script his future changes and he gets a major headache. His mother also has this curse as they both see it. She pretty much stays in her room all day. When Nick makes a choice on who to save one day at the beach where he is a lifeguard, his life changes. He meets a beautiful girl, Taryn, who he falls in love with. Together they discover how Nick became cursed with seeing his future.

When I started reading this I thought it was going to be one of those books that I can't put down. For me, it wasn't. The storyline was good just choppy and didn't really go anywhere. The characters were likeable and fit well in the story. There were just a lot of unanswered questions and some things didn't fit. The last part of the book did a complete 180. I was like what is going on. I did like how the story ended. It was a bit confusing at times but all in all a good book. Touched is the first book that I have read by this author but it will not be the last.

I received this e-arc from NetGalley and the publisher for review. This did not affect my review in any way.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:
Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte #1)
"No one would dispute that you were very aware of Caia's existence, Lucien.  I meant only that you avoided her, so you knew nothing about her."

3% on Kindle
Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte #1) by Samantha Young

Thursday, May 17, 2012

In My Mailbox

ReVamped (Angel Creek, #1)

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren

This week I won:
ReVamped by Ada Adams (e-book)


What did you get this week?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

TouchedMy Teasers:

"You're right.  Maybe I should try to get him back."  Then she leaned over the counter and said to me, "Four is when my shift ends."

38% on Kindle

Touched by Cyn Balog (E-ARC - Release Date August 14, 2012)

*I'm still reading this book, have been busy, not much time to read this past week.*

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In My Mailbox

Blood Past (Warriors of Ankh #2)



In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren

This week I downloaded for free on Amazon:

Blood Past (Warriors of Ankh #2) by Samantha Young

What did you get this week?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

TouchedJust then, the angel looked up, and her eyes found mine.  She quickly lowered her hand and the remains of her ragged fingernail, blushing, as I tried to look like I was checking out something behind her.

14% on Kindle  Touched by Cyn Balog (e-arc)
* Release Date August 14, 2012*          

Monday, May 7, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?




Welcome to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!


Last week I read: Violet Midnight (The Enchanters #1) by Alllie Burke

Violet Midnight (The Enchanters, #1)
He knew she was gone the second her cool touch withdrew from his arm. He never saw her but had felt her disappear into some cold, dark place. He perceived the black emptiness where she had been summoned, her deep anxiety filling his heart. But he couldn't reach her. He didn't even know her name.

Elias moved to Hazel Grove, California to get away from the rain, his parents, and everything that was taken from him in Hayward, Washington. But he thinks he may be going crazy when he starts seeing purple glitter in the air, the scent of rosemary is everywhere, and he is hearing a beautiful voice.

Jane is content in her life of solitude in the quiet town of Jasmyn Lake, but when her special magic sends her on a journey to meet the man she has been dreaming about for months, she cannot resist.

Look into the world of The Enchanters, where water has a sense of humor, trees scare people, and love - is destiny.


I'm currently reading: Touched by Cyn Balog (e-ARC~ Release Date August 14, 2012)

Touched
Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn’t? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script to save a life, dooming another one in the process. Trying to change the future can have disastrous consequences..

But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something’s about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets Taryn, a girl with a dark family secret that may be the key to understanding his past. But will she also destroy his future? . Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there’s no way to stop it. Or is there?

In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he’s about to discover—or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .


Next I'm going to read: Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte #1) by Samantha Young

Moon Spell (The Tale of Lunarmorte #1)
Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...
Moon Spell. A YA Paranormal Romance recommended for ages 16 and up.

It’s bad enough feeling different among the human crowd, but feeling different among wolves?

No one said returning to her pack would be easy, especially after ten years without them, but seventeen year old Caia Ribeiro is unprepared for the realities of the transition. Raised in a world where kids aren’t scared by bedtime tales of the bogeyman but by the real life threat of enemy supernaturals who might come creeping into their community to kill them in their sleep, Caia is used to the darkness; she’s used to the mystery and the intrigue of the ancient underworld war she’s bound to by chance of birth. What she’s having trouble with are pack members treating her with wary suspicion, the Elders tucking secrets behind their backs out of her sightline, and her young Alpha, Lucien, distracting her, with a dangerous attraction, from her decision to uncover the truth.

But as the saying goes ‘the truth will out’ and when it does, Caia will only have so long to prepare herself before the war comes pounding on their door threatening to destroy the safe, secret lives of the wolves… and the girl they protect.
What are you reading?

Friday, May 4, 2012

Review: Violet Midnight (The Enchanters #1) by Allie Burke

Violet Midnight by Allie Burke

Book: Violet Midnight (The Enchanters #1)
Author: Allie Burke
Publisher: Allie Burke
Rating: 3 Stars
Level: Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
He knew she was gone the second her cool touch withdrew from his arm. He never saw her but had felt her disappear into some cold, dark place. He perceived the black emptiness where she had been summoned, her deep anxiety filling his heart. But he couldn't reach her. He didn't even know her name.

Elias moved to Hazel Grove, California to get away from the rain, his parents, and everything that was taken from him in Hayward, Washington. But he thinks he may be going crazy when he starts seeing purple glitter in the air, the scent of rosemary is everywhere, and he is hearing a beautiful voice.

Jane is content in her life of solitude in the quiet town of Jasmyn Lake, but when her special magic sends her on a journey to meet the man she has been dreaming about for months, she cannot resist.

Look into the world of The Enchanters, where water has a sense of humor, trees scare people, and love - is destiny.


My Review:
Violet Midnight is a story of love with lots of secrets. Jane is an enchanter who has been living on her own since she was seventeen. She loves living alone surrounded by Jasmyn Lake. Elias is an artist who is coping with the loss of his twin brother and his crazy family problems. Jane has been dreaming about Elias for some time while he sees purple glitter that he comes to realize is Jane.


This is hard for me to review because this book was a bit confusing for me. In the beginning I was lost on what was going on most of the time. It flipped from the past to the present so much with no timeline/date. I also felt that everything was rushed. Jane and Elias are meant to be together but everything between them felt like it happened so fast. There are a lot of unawsered questions. We just get a glimse of the main characters backgrounds. The other characters kinda pop in and out of the story. We know that they're enchanters but that's it. No more information on them. We don't really know what an enchanter is, only that they control the elements. I would have liked to knew more about what an enchanter is. There are a lot of twists and turns, romance and some humor. The ending was a bit odd for me, it left me feeling like what just happened?

I liked it for the most part, just didn't love it. I will probably read the next one just to see what happens. Sorry if this left you confused but that is how I felt reading this book. This e-book was given to me for review from the author. This did not affect my review in any way.


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Thursday, May 3, 2012

In my mailbox

Touched
The Search for Artemis (The Chronicles of Landon Wicker, Book 1)

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy @ The Story Siren

This week I received for review:
Touched by Cyn Balog (ARC e-book) review copy from NetGalley & Delacorte Books
The Search for Artemis (The Chronicles of Landon Wicker, Book 1) by P.D. Griffith (e-book) review copy

*I am still not really accepting review books. 
But I had request Touched and The Search for Artemis was given to me for review in the review request email.*       

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Review: The Vampire Underground (Grisly High #1) by Brian Rowe

The Vampire Underground (Grisly High, No. 1)


Book: The Vampire Underground
Author: Brian Rowe
Publisher: Brian Rowe
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
16-year-old Brin Skar hates everything to do with the supernatural, so the obsessive film geek isn't happy when she discovers that her junior year Film class at Grisly High is devoted to the horror genre. She's even more disconcerted when she learns that six groups in the class will be writing and directing their very own horror movies.

Brin and five classmates travel to Bodie Ghost Town in California to shoot their creepy film, but they soon find themselves fighting a real terrifying threat when a clan of mean, bloodthirsty vampires emerge from beneath the surface and start attacking the group. The teens, headed by Brin and the egotistical director Anaya Frost, have no help from the outside and become outnumbered by the vampires a hundred to one.

But when Brin meets Paul, a helpful and smoldering vampire outcast who's had enough of his shameful life, she realizes he might be the only key to her survival.


My Review:
The Vampire Underground is...fantastic! I love vampire stories and this was no exception. I have been a fan of Brian Rowe for some time now and I just love his writing style and his stories.

Brin is a sixteen year old girl who love movies. Brin and her best friend have a film class together and are super excited when the teacher tells the class that they are going to make a five minute horro movie. Unfortunately they are separated into two different groups. Brin gets stuck with people she doesn't really know or like. Brin and her group head to the deserted ghost town of Bodie. She has to put up with the bossy outcast girl who has taken over the role of writer and director of their group. Little does she know that is only the beginning of her nightmare to come.

I literally felt like I was watching a horror movie and at times I felt like I was right there with them. The vampires in this story are not ones that you want to run into any time of the day. This book kept me up late at night because I couldn't put it down. It was intense, scary and a real page turner. There is a hint of romance, hopefully something to come in the next one. I actually liked Paul and hope things work out for him. You'll have to read the book to find out who and what he is. The last page, wow what a cliffhanger ending we are left with. I was like OMG and then it ended. I'm recommending this one, but beware these are scary, gory vampires with a bit of humor. I can't wait to read the next one!

This e-book was given to be by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.


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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teasers:
Violet Midnight (The Enchanters, #1)
"That," Jane breathed, "is the man that hates you more than you could ever understand.  Come on.  Let's go."

42% on Kindle ~ Violet Midnight (The Enchanters #1) by Allie Burke