Book Review: The Ghoul Next Door: A Psychic Cozy Mystery (Larue Donavan Book 3)

Book Title: The Ghoul Next Door ghousl3

Book Author:  Rose Pressey

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

Okay, so in place of Abe and Mae West, we get Elvis. It was hilarious reading the part where Larue sees Elvis for the first time. I was giggling!

Though with Elvis around, we also get a case where a TV crew is involved. That’s not all, it suddenly got dark…the story. Things are a little different in this one, we get bad spirits, case of an ex-girlfriend, and exorcism. This story is more action packed and more interesting… mainly due to so many things going on. ^_^

Good luck to Larue with everything!

This is a darker reading for anyone who likes to read about romance, ghosts, and mediums. I highly recommend. A good continuation to book 2 and it starts off right where book 2 ended. ^_^

Book Review: Ghouls Night Out: A Psychic Cozy Mystery (Larue Donavan Book 2)

Book Title: Ghouls Night Out  ghouls2

Book Author:  Rose Pressey

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

Okay, so Abe moved on and Mae West takes his place. Larue is one lucky gal to get all the attention from famous ghosts.

It gets more serious for Larue in this one. Not only is she still not lucky in love (again someone is after Callahan), but also there’s a new guy in town. With her past experience from her last case and learning that witchcraft exists, Larue, is confused, angry, and determined to yet again fight for the man that she’s interested in. It doesn’t help that her best friend, Mindy, suddenly hates her. Larue is in for another big ride!

Larue is getting better at solving the complex life that she lives, but still is a little slow to realizing who is behind the mischief.

Oh, and of course, she gets two other ghosts who have opinions on everything, including a young man who is in love with Larue. I loved his (Anthony’s) character, he added entertainment to the read.  Also, having a recently departed ghost helped for Larue because she had to handle less stress. I mean ghosts are stressful…the way that they don’t leave her alone that is. 😉

This is a light reading for anyone who likes to read about romance, ghosts, and mediums. I highly recommend. A good continuation to book 1 and it starts off right where book 1 ended. ^_^

Book Review: Me and My Ghoulfriends: A Psychic Cozy Mystery (Larue Donavan Book 1)

Book Title: Me and My Ghoulfriends ghoul1

Book Author:  Rose Pressey

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

 

This was a funny read. I really liked how Miss Pressey depicted Abe Lincoln. That was actually why I chose to read it…after I read the part where the president gives dating advice to a medium.

One minus of the story line is that the main character, Larue Donavan, was a little slow to solve the mystery of what was happening to her love interest, Callahan. Though, after one finishes this novel, one may get why she was so slow at it, but her best friend, Mindy, was faster than the medium.

What’s different about this ghost story, you ask?

Well for starters, you get to spend time with Abe Lincoln. Two, you get to spend time with Larue, who knows a lot about being a medium and ghosts and never ever thought about any other type of paranormal activity. Another thing was that after each mission, she would take the ghosts with her…as long as she had room in her car for them that is.

This is a light reading for anyone who likes to read about romance, ghosts, and mediums. I highly recommend.

 

Book Review: Curiosity and The Sentient’s Oblation (Gabrielle Book 3)

Book Title: Curiosity and The Sentient’s Oblation (Gabrielle Book 3)

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Book Author:  Zachary Chopchinski

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

Spoiler Alerts

The adventure continues. Gabrielle now questions her decisions. She didn’t think that there would be consequences that would touch too close to home.

What I liked –

Gabrielle is older once again. She gets to talk about her journey with Morrigan since the rules had changed. She’s also less held together and acts more like the child that she is. She lets two humans know about the gods and they get swarmed by evil creatures. She also gets to kill a man…not a monster like she got skilled at killing them. It was bound to happen. This story is more dark. So get ready for blood….and gruesome scenes.

Less typos than the previous book!

Nice choice of time in history.

I recommend to young adults who like paranormal fantasy, adventure, confused characters, and the past.

Book Review: Curiosity and The Hounds of Arawn (Gabrielle Book 2)

Book Title: Curiosity and The Hounds of Arawn (Gabrielle Book 2) gabriele2

Book Author:  Zachary Chopchinski

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

Spoiler Alerts

The adventure continues. Gabrielle chose to stay on the adventure and leaving her life with her mother behind. I don’t know if I would be able to do if I were in her place. Would I be able to leave my family to save souls? It makes me questions the decisions that are put before us and if we make the right choices.

 

What I liked –

I liked that Gabrielle was in an older girl’s body for this one. Since, Gabrielle chose to help Alexandra, it’s only natural for her to grow up along the way, though we were reminded at times that she was still a 13 year old young girl. Again, compliments to the author. Well Done!

Also, it was nice that Gabrielle was able to catch herself and not talk about her mission. It must have been really hard!

However, there were a couple of typos that made it confusing to read in one part of the novel.

I wonder how Zachary chose the people in history for this one? Intentional or spontaneous? ^_^

I recommend to young adults who like paranormal fantasy, adventure, and scary red eyes.

Book Review: The Curious Tale of Gabrielle: YA Paranormal Fantasy

Book Title: The Curious Tale of Gabrielle: YA Paranormal Fantasy gabriel1

Book Author:  Zachary Chopchinski

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

 

This is some great writing. At first, I wasn’t sure what to think. It was a bit confusing, the change, but the ending of the book brought things to light.

Gabrielle is a great character. She’s young and gets to see her own innocence wither away with her adventure. At first, I thought that the books fell under the middle grade genre but as those clicks kept increasing, I decided that it’s more for young adults though Gabrielle is only 13. I guess, I didn’t read the YA Paranormal Fantasy part of the title. 😉 I chose to read it because a lot of my fellow bloggers read and the cover looked interesting. 

What I liked –

I liked the emotions that Gabrielle felt. Zachary did a good job with it. He also introduced the characters in in interesting ways. Also, what’s impressive is that Zachary wasn’t scared to hurt his characters. Some authors are afraid of having their characters go through pain and hurt the smaller roles. Well done!

I recommend to young adults who like paranormal fantasy, adventure, and magical objects.

 

 

Book Review: Spellbound (Immortal Love Series Book 3)

Book Title: Spellbound (Immortal Love Series Book 3) santos3

Book Author:  Anna Santos

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

For 18+

Jessica had enough. She’s on the run and has a plan to take down Allaric, the one that everyone wants to get revenge on. She also wants to do it without her soulmate, whom was really stupid in book two.

There is sex, violence, and rape in this one so don’t read if you can’t handle. 

Oh, there’s a guy on the cover! That’s new. I still like the cover. The covers on Amazon are so much better than the ones that Goodreads has…just a side note.

We really got inside Allaric’s head this time and got to know Beth (you won’t guess who her soulmate is). There’s a lot going on and really good lines also at times funny- of course not during the violent or rape scenes. I really want to know what Valentina’s mate has in store for her and want to know who is Anna’s brother’s mate is…. hoping book 4 will reveal all that and I hope that everything will be good for Beth. Fingers crossed.

 

I recommend this novel for those who like reading about soulmates, romance, potions, and spells gone wrong.

Book Review: The Witch and the Vampire King (Immortal Love Series Book 2)

Book Title: The Witch and the Vampire King (Immortal Love Series Book 2) santos2

Book Author:  Anna Santos

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

The cover is awesome and eye-catchy just like for book 1. In this one, it’s not just about Anna and Shane but her witchy friend, Jessica and her soulmate. The author’s quality of writing has improved with this continuation which made it a really fun read.

I really liked on how the author span Jessica’s relationship. It felt like it would be a challenge to organize everything-especially the times when Jessica lost her memories. Also, it was fun getting to know Anna’s family and get glimpses of what’s to come with the whole revenge thing. This book ends a cliffhanger so it’s a good thing that there book 3 is available to read.

Oh, and we learn more about the identity of the guy that Anna and Jessica want revenge on. It’s twisted, especially after we meet Valentina.

I recommend this novel for those who like reading about soulmates, romance, witches, and reincarnation.

Book Review: Soul-Mate (The Immortal Love Series Book 1)

Book Title: Soul-Mate (The Immortal Love Series Book 1) santos

Book Author:  Anna Santos

Source: K.U.

Rating: 3 Dragon Paws d1d2d3

The cover is awesome and eye-catchy. Has a magical quality and I love the colors which is why I chose to read the novel. It’s a multiple point of view story line with the main characters of being Anna and Shane. It goes through the ups and downs of their relationship while the readers learn about the magical world that includes vampires, werewolves, panthers, witches, and hybrids.

It takes a while for the story line to open up. I only started getting into it maybe on chapter 13. However, it’s not too bad because it is a series and still on going. I guess what I didn’t like is that Anna doesn’t want Shane to know something and in next chapter he finds out. I think that messed with the pacing of the story.

However, as more characters were added, the author added great details into the story line which made me want to continue reading on to book 2 and 3. Waiting for book 4 to come out.

I recommend this novel for those who like reading about soulmates, romance, hybrids, and revenge.

Book Review: In the Best Interest of the Child #1

Book Title: In the Best Interest of the Child #1 unnamed

Book Author: Felicia Denise

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Source: K.U.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

NOTE: This book is intended for 18+ only due to language, sexual activity and scenes of child abuse and near-rape. Those with emotional triggers should reconsider purchasing this book.

Side note: R&R Blog Tours shared with me a sign-up for a cover reveal for the second book in the series by Felicia Denise. I decided to read the first book before being willing to do a cover reveal. ^_^ And…

drum roll….

The first book is amazing! Read it!

Also, stay tuned to see the cover reveal here on Thursday, June 29th

Felicia has a WordPress blog. You can check it out here.

Review:

You guys know me. I don’t read things that could be emotional triggers, but I had to read this one and I’m glad that I did. This a good reading for those of us who read contemporary novels. ^_^

The characters are fantastic and so is the writing. There are several typos, but they don’t take you out of the novel. Because it is an emotional roller coaster for the main character-Olivia, one may get attached to her and root for her happiness. She suffered through much and we get inside her head through her thoughts and memories. She is a successful child advocate attorney and helps out kids…to not become foster kids if she could help it. Her next charge, Rena, brings out old wounds and we get to see why she’s so good at her job. Great character!

The emotions in the novel are raw. One minute, I was liked I had her weight of the world on my shoulders and the next, I had the biggest grin plastered on my face thanks to Bruce. Olivia was grinning and laughing and so was I. Great writing!

Felicia was able to show some dark moments, but they didn’t stay in the reader’s mind for long because she would throw in something good. The Bellamy clan in also fantastic. So fun and there’s a thing about B’s. Read to find out what I mean.

I highly recommend it and it’s on K.U., so those of you who have K.U. don’t have a choice. 😉