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The Soul Summoner by Elicia Hyder: First Five.

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Blessed or cursed with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people…and the worst. With nothing more than a glance at a photograph, she can judge the living from the dead and the good souls from the evil ones. For twenty-seven years, she’s kept her ability a secret, but eleven young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.

She has just agreed to help Detective Nathan McNamara with the case when a stranger–who is as alluring as he is terrifying–shows up at her doorstep with a dark past and another puzzling mystery: she can’t see his soul at all.

Now Sloan is on the hunt for a deadly psychopath with two irresistible men. One of them would die for her, and the other would kill to keep her safe.

**The First Book In The Soul Summoner Series** 

  • Book 1 – The Soul Summoner
  • Book 2 – The Siren
  • Book 3 – The Angel of Death

 

SENTENCE ONE: Her hazel eyes were judging me again.

THOUGHTS: She’s getting judged. Always uncomfortable.

SENTENCE TWO: God, I wish I could read minds instead.

THOUGHTS: Okay. She can do something other than read minds which is fun. I do love me the Paranormal.

SENTENCE THREE: Adrianne spun her fork into her spaghetti, letting the tines scrape against the china.

THOUGHTS: I hate when the fork scrapes the plate. *shivers*

SENTENCE FOUR: I Cringed from the sound.

THOUGHTS: Thank God. The MC (main character) isn’t a monster. Scraping the plate is an awful sound.

SENTENCE FIVE: She pointed her forkful of noodles at my face.

THOUGHTS: I’ve had food pointed at me before. Usually the gesture indicates that shit is about to get real. 😉

MORE SENTENCES: “I think you’re a witch.” I laughed to cover my nerves. “You’ve said that before.” Under the white tablecloth, I crossed my fingers and prayed we would breeze through this conversation one more time.

THOUGHTS: Elicia Hyder is one of my new favorites. Her voice is fresh, confident and funny. I loved every second of this read. Romance. Suspense. Paranormal abilities. There was also a plot twist that I loved. Now, Soul Summoner is not a FREE or even $.99 read, but it is worth every penny. (I’m on the second book now.) I’m looking into reading other books by this author, so you are likely to see her work pop up on this blog. I know I need to start posting reads I DON’T think are worth it too, but this is not one of them.

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Demon Ember (Resurrection Chronicles Book 1) by M.J. Haag and Becca Vincenza: First Five.

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Mya’s world is falling apart. After a series of earthquakes, deadly animals with glowing red eyes begin attacking people and start the spread of a zombie-like plague. Safety is just a memory as she tries to make her way home. When a different creature attacks the people helping her reach Oklahoma City, Mya is sure she’ll never see the light of another day.

Despite his eerie yellow eyes and very sharp teeth, the grey-skinned creature is more intelligent and humanlike than he first appears. He’s determined to keep Mya by his side and protect her from the new world’s dangers. When his path starts taking her further away from home, she must choose between safety and her family.

**Recommended for mature readers
***Part 1 of 3

SENTENCE ONE: I leaned back in my chair and rubbed my eyes.

THOUGHTS: None. LoL.

SENTENCE TWO: “What is the point of math?” I asked.

THOUGHTS: I’ve thought this exact same thing. SO MANY TIMES.

SENTENCE THREE: My roommate laughed behind me.

THOUGHTS: …none. Again.

SENTENCE FOUR: “The point is to separate the wheat from the chaff, Mya. The weak give up and drop out.”

THOUGHTS: Not sure what they are talking about here, but okay.

SENTENCE FIVE: I spun in my chair to look at her.

THOUGHTS: I’m getting a college vibe.

MORE SENTENCES: Our desks occupied a corner of our dorm room just outside the shared bathroom. Not the ideal location, but it freed up the space under our loft beds for a couch and TV. “I think I proved myself by making it through the first year. I need a break. Do you mind if I turn on the TV?” As roommates went, Kristin wasn’t bad. Our personalities blended well since both of us were fairly mellow. “Go ahead. I’ll put in headphones.” I flopped down on the couch but hesitated to turn on the TV.

THOUGHTS: This was the FIRST Melissa Haag and Becca Vincenza book I read and it was ridiculously great. Heart pounding. Sexy. Romantic. Literally could NOT put the iphone down all night. Who knew aliens were sexy, but HELL YEAH. I can’t WAIT for book two. Best of all, Demon Ember is $.99!!

There are some seriously funny parts in this book, readers. Example, Mya tries to get a big ole Alien to wear pink flower sunglasses. Also, the first meeting between Drav and Mya is so uncomfortable and awkward. I won’t spoil it, but sniffing was involved. EVERYWHERE. *snort* This book is intense, scary, fun and romantic in weird ways. It will hook you for the entire night. I was so disappointed that there weren’t more books out yet, but it gives me something to look forward to, right? Do yourselves a favor, and buy this read. Money well spent.

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Hope(less) Judgement Of The Six by Melissa Haag: First Five.

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Our world is being judged, and we remain unaware.

In a world filled with people, Gabby is uniquely alone. The tiny glowing sparks that fill her mind and represent the people around her, confirm it.

Clueless regarding the reason behind her sight, Gabby struggles to find an explanation. A chance encounter leads her closer to the answers she has struggled to find and into a hidden society where fur is optional. There she meets Clay, the intense werewolf delusional enough to think he has a chance with her.

Gabby escapes back into her old life, but not quite alone. Clay follows her and silently makes a place for himself in her world. As if that isn’t enough to deal with, problems compound when other werewolves, ones with abnormally colored sparks, begin to stalk her.

Instead of gaining answers, her list of questions is growing. What do the other uniquely colored sparks mean? Is she not as alone as she thought?

Judgement has begun…
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“I could not put this book down for a second, it was simply wonderful!” – Vanessa Vendrasco-Aere author of http://yabookbutterfly.blogspot.ca

FIRST FIVE: 

SENTENCE ONE: I knew the locations of the people around me as if my head came equipped with a giant fish finder.

THOUGHTS: Comparing your head to a fish finder is awesome.

SENTENCE TWO: When I focused, a vast darkness opened in my mind.

THOUGHTS: Love the description.

SENTENCE THREE: Instead of light blips on a radar, tiny sparks of light shimmered, matching the location of people in the area immediately around me.

THOUGHTS: More awesome description.

SENTENCE FOUR: The colors of the lights, always a yellow center and dark-green halo, never varied.

THOUGHTS: …okay…

SENTENCE FIVE: Except for me.

THOUGHTS: She’s different. Okay. Cool.

MORE SENTENCES: My spark had a vibrant orange halo, making me unique and alone. Always alone…

THOUGHTS: That last sentence started the feels. I knew it would be a great read from this point on and it was. Hope(less) is the FIRST in the Judgement Of Six series. I stayed up late to read it and fell in love with Clay a lot quicker than Gabby did. In an earlier post today, I talked about my accidental Kindle buy. This was (Dis)content, book five in the Judgment Of The Five series. Great feels. This book, Hope(less), didn’t have as many emotional feels, but it made my heart melt so many times, I could’ve cried. Melissa Haag is an unbelievable author. LOVE her, and RIGHT NOW, this book Hope(less) is completely FREE! I don’t know how long this TOO GOOD TOO BE TRUE offer will last, so go download immediately. You won’t be disappointed!

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(Dis)content. Judgment Of The Six series by Melissa Haag: First Five.

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I hate. I thought I hated before the letter, before the werewolves, but now I understand that was nothing more than a chip on my shoulder. The urbat took what was mine. And, they will pay.

Isabelle leads a very normal life…for an emotional syphon. If not for Ethan and his bar, she would have lost her sanity long ago. But everything changes with the crash of her fighting cage and a man who transforms into a wolf. There’s something about Carlos—when he’s not growling at her—that makes her do things she wouldn’t normally do, like sigh and daydream.

Attraction aside, she is faced the very real evidence that werewolves and urbat exist, and the urbat are after her. And the only way she can keep Ethan safe is to join with the werewolves and Carlos. It’s a race against time to stop a war, fight for love, and find the last Judgement.

Judgement of the Six reading order:
Hope(less)
(Mis)fortune
(Un)wise
(Un)bidden
(Dis)content

FIRST FIVE~~

SENTENCE ONE: The phone rang before my alarm.

THOUGHTS: ….The phone rang, okay.

SENTENCE TWO: Hell hath no fury like a woman woken before her alarm.

THOUGHTS: YES!!

SENTENCE THREE : I fumbled to find the phone in the dark.

THOUGHTS: We’ve all been there.

SENTENCE FOUR: “Hello?” My voice cracked.

THOUGHTS: ….Okay….

SENTENCE FIVE: “Hey, Z. This is your reminder to pack your bag. You promised to cover tonight.”

THOUGHTS: She’s gotta work tonight and she’s going in unrested. Can we say cranky?

MORE SENTENCES: “Ethan. You are sick to call me this early. I said I’ll be there. Now leave me alone.” I ended the call without a good-bye.

THOUGHTS: They are familiar. Close. I like Ethan’s name and the familiarity he has with this, Z character.

WHY I DECIDED TO WRITE ABOUT THIS BOOK~~ I bought this book on accident. Which isn’t to say I don’t LOVE this author. Because I do. 100%. I had just read the FIRST book in this series and loved it. BTW, the FIRST read was FREE and totally worth it. (I’ll do a FF on it ASAP.) Anyway, the author is why I decided to keep and read the book. OMGosh! SO glad I did. I didn’t realize this was the 5th (newest) book in the series. Having only read the first, I jumped a considerable distance in the series. You’d think that would be B-A-D. And at first, I thought it might be, but let me tell you how incredible this novel is. It’s the only book that’s literally made me wail like a small child since Karen Marie Moning. This is an action packed, romantic book with so many feels that it deserves every penny it’s earned and every star that goes along with it. The series itself is wonderful. Melissa Haag is a great author. LOVE her. LOVE her books. LOVE blogging about awesome reads. This book is $2.99 and WORTH IT! 

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Mr. Rook by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff: First Five.

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Located near the Bermuda Triangle, some believe that Rook’s Island is an urban legend. However, their female-only clientele will say it’s a paradise worth every penny. Because for a small fortune, Mr. Rook and his staff will make your wildest fantasies come to life.

But Stephanie Fitzgerald doesn’t care about fairy tales or romantic picnics. She only wants to find her sister who never returned from vacation.

To get answers, Stephanie will have to get close to the island’s mysterious owner, the gorgeous Mr. Rook. But he’s not about to give away the island’s secrets. And Stephanie is about to discover that paradise has a dark side.

SENTENCE ONE: Like its mysterious owner, Rook’s Island was practically an urban legend.

THOUGHTS: In Paranormal Romance, we LOVE the urban legend. YAY!

SENTENCE TWO: No brochures.

THOUGHTS: OHHHHH! FUN!

SENTENCE THREE: No real website.

SENTENCE FOUR: They advertised strictly by whisper of mouth.

THOUGHTS: I FREAKING LOVE this sentence. Simple, yet perfect. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is the best.

SENTENCE FIVE: In other words, you had to know someone willing to tell you about it.

THOUGHTS: I kinda got the point a sentence ago so it’s feeling a bit repetitive here. That being said, I will always read Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. She’s super creative and just the right mix of reality and beyond. This read was $3.99, but as always…worth it. This is the BEGINNING of a new series. A new series I’m sure to become involved with.

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The End of Me by Tara Brown: First Five

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Ten years ago Evie Evans left behind a dangerous job to be a mother and a wife.
Now widowed and left to raise her children alone, Evie is prepared for anything.
Well, almost anything.
There are actually two things she isn’t prepared for at all.
The first being a sexy young man named Coop, a CI operative who is thrust into her world as her protector and handler. The other is an arms dealer named Servario, who the military has decided she must gain the trust of.
But the world she left behind has changed and unfortunately, so has Evie. The minivan-driving mother of two couldn’t be further from the woman she once was and she doesn’t have time to catch up.
At every turn there seems to be a secret or betrayal awaiting the inexperienced spy.
But Evie has a secret too, she just doesn’t know it yet.
This hot, sexy ride is filled with espionage, secrets, and twists you will not see coming.

***I’m on Book 3 of this series. I started it on Friday. If that tells you anything.***

CHAPTER ONE. NOT QUITE THE END OF ME

SENTENCE ONE: “Mom! Jules spilled her juice.”

THOUGHTS: If I had a nickel for every time I heard the nonsensical tattle-telling of a small child…*eye roll* So relatable.

SENTENCE TWO: I glanced at her in the rearview for a second, hating myself for my clenched jaw and bitterness that was associated with the thousands of errands that didn’t go away when he died.

THOUGHTS: Okay. The set-up makes me thinking the husband is dead and has been for a while. It also sets up the impending drama. Likey.

SENTENCE THREE: They were all accompanied by what felt like thousands of obligations.

THOUGHTS: Been there. Relatable = excitement in my opinion. That being said, the word thousand has been double-tapped. You all know how I feel about double-tapped words. Grrrr.

SENTENCE FOUR: Everything felt bigger, like it had doubled.

THOUGHTS: Well. Everything has doubled. Your spouse is dead. I am starting to feel really bad for this MC. Great writing.

SENTENCE FIVE: Nothing was ever going to be small again.

THOUGHTS: Wow. Yup. I definitely feel bad for her now. YAY!

**This First Five is going to be a little different**

Thoughts one the FIRST BOOK: This is an action packed read full of yummy sex, sweet romance, nail biting suspense and a satisfying conclusion. Sometimes, like in my own novel, books leave off with cliff hangers. Not this one. I thoroughly loved that it wrapped up the way it did. This read is $1.99 and worth every penny. Also, book two & three are equally worth it. The End of Me is suspenseful and well written. I’m totally a fan of Tara Brown’s now. As in, I may read a new book of her’s tonight! I know I’m usually doing First Fives on FREE reads or ninety-nine cent reads, but I’ve been stumbling across some really great finds. I just can’t help myself.  This series is worth the time and investment, for sure.

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Mine to Take by Cynthia Eden: First Five.

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New York Times & USA Today Best-seller! 

Skye Sullivan knows that someone is watching her. Not just watching–stalking her. Months ago, Skye was involved in a dangerous car accident. The accident ended her dancing career and sent her fleeing back to Chicago. Skye is convinced that her stalker caused the crash, and she fears that he won’t stop pursuing her, not until she’s dead.

When someone breaks into her apartment in Chicago, Skye turns to the one man she believes can protect her–Trace Weston. Once, Trace was her lover. Two lost souls, they’d come together in a firestorm of need and desire. But then Trace had pushed her away. He’d joined the military, vanishing from her life. She’d put all of her emotion into dancing, and she’d tried to forget him.

Now Trace is one of the most successful men in the United States. Rich, driven, and carrying dark secrets, he agrees to help Skye. He’ll protect her from the danger that lurks in the darkness, but Trace wants more than to just be a guard for Skye.

He wants her. And he’ll take her. The years have changed him, hardened him. He’s not just a poor kid from the streets any longer. Now, he can have anything–or anyone–that he wants. And the one woman he has always wanted has just come back into his life. He won’t let her go again.

But with the threats mounting against Skye, she suspects that her stalker may be intimately close. He’s a man who knows her too well. As his attacks grow ever more dangerous, she realizes that if she trusts the wrong man, she could be making a fatal mistake.

Lust. Love. Obsession.

Just how far would you go in order to possess the one person you want the most?

***HAVE NOT FINISHED THIS READ TO DATE***

 

SENTENCE ONE: Skye Sullivan stared up at the building before her.

THOUGHTS: Okay. She’s outside looking at a building. So far, I’m a little bored.

SENTENCE TWO: It shot high into the sky, its massive windows gleaming in the light. 

THOUGHTS: Good visual sentence. I like it.

SENTENCE THREE: There were too many floors for her to count.

THOUGHTS: Still, good visuals. Wondering why she’s staring though.

SENTENCE FOUR: Looking more like a fortress than an office, the place spoke of power.

THOUGHTS: Okay. This has me thinking she’s going for a job interview. Reminds me of one of my favorite authors, Tiffany Snow.

SENTENCE FIVE: And money.

SENTENCE SIX, PLUS: A lot of it. “Miss?” The doorman eyed her with a hint of concern in his dark eyes. Probably because she was standing in the middle of the street, gawking up at the place. Skye gave a quick shake of her head, pulled her coat a bit closer around her, and hurried inside that fortress. Getting out of that icy Chicago air was relief for her. 

THOUGHTS: I love the visuals. Love the new or possibly ‘new job’ feel. Love that this takes me back to KATHLEEN TURNER days. Ah. I miss her. This read, however,  is FREE so snatch it up. Cynthia Eden has managed to capture my attention with very little effort. I’m confident the rest of Mine to Take will be equally brilliant. (And so far, it is!)