Saturday, 11 June 2016

The Dimension Thieves #1 - Review

Title: The Dimension Thieves
Series: The Dimension Thieves (#1)
Author: Misty Provencher
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Dystopian
Number of Pages: 235

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Antythera is the new Earth. 
Because that's what President Baro, ruler of the planet, want to call it. 
And if you don't agree, the President will have you Droned. 

The world has become a much smaller place since the lower and middle classes have been converted to mindless servants. Free will granted only to the elite, is in jeopardy of complete extinction. 

But Force Steele, son to one of the President's highest ranking advisors, can't live under the thumb of his controlling father, or the President, any longer. Force has dedicated himself to eradicating Droning, but when the President orders the Antidote Gears destroyed-the part of the machine that could free the drones by reversing the program that controls them-all is lost. Lacking necessary materials, there is literally no way in Force's world to replace the one-of-a-kind gear. 

Force's only choice is to partner with shifty mechanic, Calerbius Brown, and embark on a risky mission that will take Force and his rag-tag crew across the lateral dimensions, where they must often steal materials-even from themselves-in order to fix their own dwindling world. 
"Free will was a birth right, once upon a time, but now, it was a gift from the President" (Provencher). 

The Dimension Thieves is about Force Steele and the beginning of his journey to stopping President Baro from Droning the entire world. Antythera, previously called Earth, has been divided into levels, and as the story goes, level A is the only level that hasn't been Droned... yet. 

This short, little novel started off by putting us into a situation with the President, thus learning all about the world, as well as his plans, with Force as our main focus point. The story is set in a dystopian world and we get to follow Force on his journey to freeing his friends and family. The level A's are using the drones as servants and Force wants to stop it. 

The theme of the story is geared towards lower classes of society. At first, President Baro was having homeless people and criminals Droned, so they could have homes and to clean up society. As the story goes on, the President starts Droning lower class citizens who depend on the government to survive. This refers to the government's reluctance to helping families in need. It touches on an important fact that, some upper class people see the lower classes as, well, lower, lesser people. 

I slowly got to get to know the main character, Force, as the story went. He is likeable and I enjoyed reading on his point of view on things, even if the story is in third person. The book was well written, and easy to read. It is very short, more of a novella meant to interest you into the story, which it did. Despite the shortness, it was interesting action packed enough for me to want to read the next one. I am fully invested in this story and I want to see what will happen in the next books. 

All in all, the book was well written, the story was well constructed, and I am interested in it. This is something good for people who like sci-fi and adventure books, jam packed with action. I will certainly read the rest of the series, and I look forward to finding out the outcome of Antythera. 
Misty Provencher offers readers, ranging from teen to adult, a shelf full of stories to enjoy. Provencher's genres include titles in contemporary romance, fantasy, literary fiction, sci-fi, and even erotica. 

While Provencher can ride a motorcycle, knows how to Karate chop, and has learned enough French, Spanish, and Sign Language to get herself slapped, Misty's life is dedicated to connecting with, and understanding, the people who cross her path. She is totally enchanted with the world and spends her days trying to translate her everyday muses into words. 

Misty Provencher lives in the Mitten. Knock on her internet blog door at and wherever great coffee is sold. 

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Sunday, 14 June 2015

These Starcrossed Lives of Ours - Review

Title: These Starcrossed Lives of Ours
Author: Megan Linski
Publisher: Gryfyn Publishing
Genre: NA Romance
Page Count: 327

Christine Fjord is on the run. After making her escape from the cult she called her family for three years, nineteen year old Christie is now wanted dead by the girl she's loved and idolized forever... the cult's cunning and venomous leader, Annabelle Lane. An expert in the art of deception, Annabelle's threats aren't to be taken lightly, and everybody knows that once you're in the cult, you're in it for life. The only way out is death. 

Christie's break from Annabelle's clutches leads her to a place she never knew existed, a small town called Manchester, Michigan, and into the arms of a man who is the opposite of everything she's been. Ian Rosenthal is kind, forgiving, and willing to sacrifice everything for Christie's safety. Christie resists Ian's efforts to win her over, despite the strong feelings she has for him. Is falling in love again worth risking her life? Christie knows that nobody crosses Annabelle Lane without paying the ultimate price...  
"Interesting until the very end, These Starcrossed Lives of Ours kept me on my toes with its crazy plot twists and involved characters. I couldn't put it down even if I wanted to." - Hayley's Reviews (Editorial in book).

This book was extremely interesting, and definitely not what I was expecting! These Starcrossed Lives of Ours was an amazing, fast paced book that kept me interested until the very end.  It was very shocking to say the least, and I loved the story.

The storyline was all over the place in terms of events and I thought it was really cool. I wasn't expecting this kind of book, and it took me by surprise. I liked that there were plenty of twists and turns and you never knew what to expect with these characters.

The characters were fun to get to know as well. One of the biggest plot twists had to do with some of the main characters, and it was absolutely insane. The characters meshed together really well and I loved the different combination of people that we got to see.

This novel was adorable, and we aren't left with a cliffhanger. I think we could possibly see a sequel, although everything seems to be resolved throughout the book. I really liked this book, and I have to give it 5 out of 5 stars. 
Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder. She lives in Michigan. 
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Friday, 12 June 2015

Intransigent - Cover Reveal

Title: Intransigent (The After Light Saga #3)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian
Publisher: CHBB

Expected Release Date: June 19, 2013

Cover Design: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design Photography
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours


Arriving at the new government bunker, things quickly go from bad to worse. I am separated from Finn and my family because of my ability to connect with Arvies through telepathy. Housed with three other Readers—and kept away from the general population—we are given serum injections in effort to enhance our thought transference. The end goal? Thought manipulation.
We are considered humanity’s only hope in the war against the Arvy race.

With the ever growing threat of an invasion, the government demands results from the Reader program by doling out ultimatums, and using our loved ones against us.

But they will not break me.

My name is Abigail Park. I am intransigent.

Voted 2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers, and 2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings). 

Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.

She's a daydreamer, a caffeine and peppermint addict, loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance, and sharing it with others.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe, and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!


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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Twisted Fairy Tale Confessions - Promo

Series: Twisted Fairy Tale Confessions
Number of books: 3
Auhor: Sarah J Pepper
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Fairy Tale Retellings

The Jack prophesied: If the king loses his head, then the Queen with a Bleeding Heart would rule the Red Court until Time ceased to move forward. When a second carried on for infinity, every creature in Wonderland would tip their Hat to the misfit girl with a Boy's name (or was it a boy with a Girl's name?) who'd end the Reign of Terror. However, it all hinged on the One-Eyed Hare being able to convince an uninspirable Heir that the impossible was indeed possible - like stopping time - and that Love was worth a Beheading.

Heads would Roll...
Hearts would Break...
In the end, would it matter who Reigned?

Rapunzel isn't the stereotypical Damsel in Distress. Her Bad-Boy Prince Charming is a renowned mercenary, and their Happy Ending plays out like a bad movie. However, she is determined to breakout from her tower prison-love be damned-and do it in a fabulous pair of heels. ***Gunned down by the Mercenary, the deadliest assassin in The Badass Archives, isn't exactly Rapunzel's end-game. Falling for him isn't either, but his Rated-R demeanor is strangely charming. Even though most girls wouldn't fall for their captors, Rapunzel isn't like most dames. Her major girl-boner for the Mercenary is so pathetic it verges on cliche. Yet, in spite of his appeal, Rapunzel must escape before she's locked away in the Chateau de Immortelle's highest tower-forever."

"Evil poisons everyone. Period. Our mouths water when we sink our teeth into what we have always craved. Surrendering to our desires by biting off delectable piece of the forbidden fruit is nothing more than a meager confession: Poison tastes sinfully sweet," - Confessions of the Big Apple Debutante, by blogger Miss Snow White.
I specialize in dark, paranormal romance - think "happy ever after" but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn't only filled with hugs, kisses, unicorns, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It's in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of - both the good and the bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn't always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn't mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?

"Warning: Addictive passion erupts from her mouthwatering descriptions" - recent review.

Sarah J. Pepper lives in South Dakota with her real-life prince charming. At a young age, she fell for paranormal books and now incorporates that genre with romance that thrives in the hearts of us all. When she's not storytelling, she's most likely biking, hoarding chocolate, or taking a bubble bath.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Second Sight - Review

Title: Second Sight
Series: Adelaide Paige Saga (Episode Two)
Author: L.L. Hunter
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: NA Contemporary Thriller
Page Count: 105

 While working on what seems like just another case, Forensic Pathologist Adelaide Paige discovers something to shocking she can no longer concentrate. Something is wrong with her visions and her new assisting thinks the world should know about Addy.

When her boyfriend pulls away from her, Addy fears the mounting pressure will break her is she is to lose Killian.

As if things couldn't get any worse, Addy is asked to take a case in New York, taking her away from everyone who loves and supports her. The opportunity is too big to turn down, but without Killian to hold her together, Addy fears she'll be forced to return to the asylum.

Is there a new ability plaguing Addy - or is she really going mad this time?
Second Sight was a great sequel to First Glance! I loved revisiting Addy and her friends as they went through more events in their lives. The story follows well with the first book and it was great to see how the story evolved with the character developments.

One of the aspects that I like about this series is the thriller/detective work that goes into it. You can tell that Laura Hunter knows what she's talking about, and it's also very interesting to read about. I enjoyed that aspect mixed in with the romance.

The book, just like the first one, was fast paced and action packed. I loved the mystery and intrigue that was infused unto the story line, and the characters were just how I remembered them. I think that Laura L. Hunter did a great job with this novel, and I absolutely loved it.

All in all, this book was great and I am really excited for the next one in the series. Laura is a great writer and you can tell that she put research into how it all works in terms of the theme of this book. I have to give it 5 out of 5 stars.
 L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Eden Chronicles. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. she has been writing ever since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her "fur babies."

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