Book Review: Chasing the Omega

Book Title: Chasing the Omega omega

Book Author: Jessica Edwards

Source: Kindle Unlimited and I heard about it on Goodreads

Rating: 3.5 Dragon Paws 4

For 18+. Has a sex scene.  

Hmm. What to say? What to say?

I chose to read the book because the author promoted in a Goodreads group I am part of and because I liked the title. I haven’t read about werewolves lately which was a needed change. I needed a simple, easy-going read over the weekend for when I was walking my son and this turned out just that. It did have some typos but they didn’t stand out too much.

The characters were all different and I liked that the main character was named Alice. A nice change to fancy names that pop up in books lately. My favorite character was her best friend, Sam. She was a nice treat though had a mouth on her. Alice is a strong character, though believed fast into what happened to her. It felt a little rushed, but worked out pretty okay, especially when she started to get to know Ryder and the rest of the characters.

So a little bit about the book. It has werewolves, learning about how to be a wolf, and a string of murders. The string of murders isn’t the only thing that needs to be solved for Alice. Alice also needs to solve the mystery that is Max. So that’s two mysteries which create a pretty strong story line. This is book 1 of the series and looking forward to reading book 2.

Warning: It does end on a cliffhanger so be prepared to wait for book 2.

 

 

Book Review: My Beautiful Disaster (Part 2)

Book Title: My Beautiful Disaster (Part 2) part2

Book Author: J.D. Hughes

Source: Kindle Unlimited and I heard about it on Facebook

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

Spoiler alert. Please don’t read the review unless you’re read the book.

For 18+. 

I really like the cover. It’s consistent with the first and I’m still very happy that he has his shirt on.

The second part to the story of Daniel and Sophia is good, long, but good.

We’re taken on a ride with part 2. Lots of secrets get finally revealed, forgiveness goes around (though not fully), and a big shock gets revealed- I’m not going to tell you who sent the threatening letters, but believe me when I say that you don’t see it coming!

I really liked Shane. He was a fantastic addition as he showed up way more in this second book. He really shined and I was really pissed off when he got killed. After analyzing the book, I realized that that’s the reason why I’m disappointed with the second book, but to fault the author with a low rating wouldn’t be right since the book is well written, has conflicts, and a range of complex characters. He really didn’t need to die, it didn’t help the story line. It would have been better to put him in a wheel chair because the scene of finding out who was behind the threatening letters was nice and have him live out in a lighthouse away from the bikers.

Also in my review, I said that I was going to watch The Proposal after finishing this book, but I ended up watching it the day I finished reading part 1. (Don’t hate me) hehe. I still love that movie!

This book ends on Sophia thinking about Gabriel and his story. A big hint that the story is being worked on and hopefully will be published soon. I want to read his story since I find his character to be interesting. I want to know his past and how he finds his future. Hopefully by being a man and not a sissy. (he acted like a sissy towards the end of the book).

This is a fun read for readers over 18. Lots of things going on and secrets left and right. Oh, there’s a cute dog in it, too.  The dog lives…if the dog didn’t live, you wouldn’t be reading a review.

Deity’s Soulmate Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite

5 stars

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Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ Favorite

A delightful opening to an epic fantasy that features gods, dragons, and compelling characters, Deity’s Soulmate by Angelina Kerner is a brilliant story that will find a comfortable home with fantasy fans who adore mythology. Meet Gardenia, the daughter of Athena, a dare-devil kind of young goddess who defies Zeus and receives the discipline of the ages. It is after choosing to travel to earth without permission from Zeus that she is given an assignment that could take a century to complete. But what she does in return will surprise everyone, including Zeus. She sets out on a journey to find the mythical creatures, the dragons, who themselves are enemies of the gods. She wants to discover a secret they have kept for long. Watch as she faces insurmountable challenges thrown her way by Hera, and how she will find love with a mortal.

For readers who love great settings and extraordinary characters, Deity’s Soulmate will be a delightful read. It is interesting to see how Angelina Kerner weaves elements of mythology into this gripping story; her excellent prose is equally seductive. Her characters are awesome and I enjoyed Gardenia every step of the way. The plot is well-crafted with loads of surprises. The mission of the deity is not an easy one and the reader will love to watch as she grows through it, gaining courage, discovering her hidden skills, and maturing through the adventure. One has the feeling that something awful could happen any moment soon as one reads from page to page, engrossed in the exciting plot. This was a huge fantasy treat for me, a story I read in one sitting and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Deity’s Soulmate Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

5 stars

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Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

Deity’s Soulmate is a spellbinding opening in the Goddess Training Trilogy by Angelina Kerner, an enchanting read for young adults who love mythology. Gardenia is the daughter of Athena with 100 years coursework of creating new worlds. But when she chooses to go to earth, defying the permission of Zeus, she meets a very harsh form of discipline. Zeus gives her a task that would take a century to complete, but to his great surprise, she offers to track down a race of lost dragons and to unveil the secrets they have kept for centuries. Watch a young goddess as she goes on an adventure of a lifetime, discovers the joys and perils of humanity, learns about love, while all the time having to deal with the deadly traps of the unforgiving Hera.

The story is told from the point of view of the protagonist and in a compelling first person narrative voice. The references to Greek mythology and the galactic setting make the work a perfect fit for readers who love gods and goddesses, nature, and dragons. Angelina Kerner knows how to make readers navigate different exciting worlds because of her awesome characters and her captivating setting. The writing is wonderful, punctuated by powerful descriptions and great conversations. Gardenia is a character that readers will adore and they will love her care-free attitude, her love of adventure, and her courage to even develop feelings for a mortal being. The pacing is fast, and each chapter ups the conflict, featuring dramatic moments that quicken the reader’s pulse and indulges them even more. Deity’s Soulmate is a great fantasy, modeled after Greek lore and mythology; a fascinating read, indeed!

Deity’s Soulmate review by Sefina Hawke for Readers’ Favorite

5 stars

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Reviewed By Sefina Hawke for Readers’ Favorite

Deity’s Soulmate by Angelina Kerner is a second edition of the first book in the young adult fantasy series known as The Goddess Training Trilogy. This is a book that would appeal most to a young adult audience made up of those who do not mind reading about some implied sexual situations and who enjoy fantasy with a female as the main character. Gardenia is the daughter of Athena and has grown up surrounded by Gods and Goddesses. Gardenia is a Goddess of creation, yet she is unsure if the fate she was born with is one she wishes to embrace or not. When one of the Fates sends her to Earth to see the bad side of humanity, instead of just hearing about the good, it sets her on a path to create her own creation before she had obtained approval from Zeus. For her folly, Zeus punished Gardenia with a 13-fold creational lesson that should take her at least a century to complete, yet her punishment might be just what Gardenia needs to discover herself and her purpose.

Deity’s Soulmate by Angelina Kerner was a well-written fantasy book that reminded me a bit of The Lightning Thief except that instead of half-blood main characters, the characters were instead Gods, Goddesses, and dragons. The addition of dragons as a race that was on par with the deities and Fates was an interesting twist that allowed the plot to deviate from other fantasy books. I personally loved how there were illustrations scattered throughout the book and that they were all done in the same artistic style as the cover. Gardenia was a character so very different from all of the other deities that I could not help but love her. I felt awful for her when she visited Earth and was chased by a man who wanted to rape and kill her; her fear was so realistic that in her terror she forgot at first that she could will herself away. That was the moment when I formed an emotional connection to the character that gave me a drive to find out what would happen to her.

Book Review: ABC Book for toddlers

Book Title:  ABC Book for toddlers abc

Book Author:  Ehtesham Khurshid

Source: K.U. (found at http://ilikeebooks.com/)

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

 

Since, I’m a new mother, I jump when I see books for babies, toddlers, and kids. I wanted to read this book before reading to my kid to get an idea of my reaction beforehand.

Each letter has a page with 5 words and illustrations. There were a couple of words that I didn’t think were right for toddlers- such as, ink-pot and oven (the picture if of a microwave so it threw me off), and urn. Each illustration was bright and happy and could possibly hold his attention. I love the layout, it’s simple and to the point.

When it came to numbers, I liked number 9. 😉

Conclusion: A good learning tool and will be reading it to my son when he would be more interested in things. ^_^

 

 

 

Book Review: Beacon (The Luminary Saga #2)

Book Title:  Beacon (The Luminary Saga #2) beacon

Book Author: P.S. Meraux

Source: Gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

SPOILER ALERT

Before I get to the review…. Can the author email me book 3? Yes, dear readers, the series is still gripping! ^_^

To remind you, this book is about different groups of individuals – the Paragons, the Luminary, shape shifters, immortals, and humans. The first book was predominately written from Wicus’s point of view, this book (second in the series) is predominately written from Waxine’s. It was interesting getting inside her head. The author is consistent with the characters and the point of views from the humans are fantastic!

We don’t know anything more about the evil plot, though we do know more on the vampires… and that Wicus’s favorite mortal has more soul mates than originally needed.

Confession 1: I hate love triangles. There’s something about them that makes me cringe and put down a book. I like how love blossoms between the two main characters and all of the twists that authors come up to tell the same story. But, when a third person is there, it breaks the balance so in a way, I totally agree with Ozel- how would Emily choose???

Confession 2: The love triangle didn’t make me cringe! And that’s a first. I think it’s maybe the story line itself or that the book is written predominately from a third party who is not in the relationship. The third party is there to watch and do its job as watching out for soulmates to meet each other and I think that’s real hook right there.

The book has a good ending and a preview into book 3. I would recommend it to older teens of 16 and older.

Book Review: My Beautiful Disaster

Book Title: My Beautiful Disaster mbd

Book Author: J.D. Hughes

Source: Kindle Unlimited and I heard about it on Facebook

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

 

For 18+. 

I really like the cover. The couple is hot and the dress is amazing. I really want that dress! ^_^ And, I’m super happy that Daniel is wearing a suit. I wouldn’t have read it if Daniel had no shirt on or his jeans would be unzipped.

Here’s a confession about me. I just adore books where for some reason where two people get forced to be together for some reason and end up falling in love. One of my favorite movies (and hubby hates it) is The Proposal – the humor of is just hilarious. So, after I’ll finish part 2 of My Beautiful Disaster, I’ll re-watch the movie (too bad for you hubby!).

This book ends on a cliffhanger. At least the one that I downloaded through K.U. so if you don’t like cliffhangers, don’t read it. You would want to read part 2.

So, this book is about two people – one is a billionaire and the other is a – girl who went through the foster system. Also, 50 shades of gray, was probably an influence and it was mentioned in the book. Daniel has everything, except for a wife and he needs one before he turns 30. Sophia is the perfect candidate. She tests him and he loves it…or what’s under his pants does. Also, her family is a biker gang! Loved that part. I really can’t wait to see Shane meeting Daniel in part 2.

This is a fun read for readers over 18. Lots of things going on and secrets left and right. Oh, there’s a cute dog in it, too. ^_^

Book Review: Project Revolution

Book Title:  Project Revolution 34053206

Book Author: Sara Schoen

Source: Kindle Unlimited and I heard about it on Facebook

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

This novel is recommended to teens and older.

It’s book 2 in the R for Rebellion series by Sara and this time there’s no price to pay. The story is about a different girl, named Madison, going through something similar to Lauren from book 1. Also, the girls are related through the marriage of their parents so Madison knows what Lauren went through and starts her revolution by dying her hair purple. PURPLE! Awesome girl.

It was an exciting adventure reading about another good girl going through the motions of high school. The cruelty from my perspective was much worse and the reason behind 4 dragon paws is of the character named Linkin. He’s a well enough liked character, but I didn’t really like his reaction at the cafeteria at one of the teasing scenes. It didn’t feel like it would be something that I would be able to forgive someone for but maybe it’s just me.

Anyway, it’s still a fun read about a high schooler and her rebellion. Enjoy!

 

Book Review: The Rebellion Project

Book Title:  The Rebellion Project r

Book Author: Sara Schoen

Source: Kindle Unlimited and I heard about it on Facebook

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws

This novel is recommended to teens and older.

There is always a price to pay and for Lauren – it’s a big one. Her virginity.

I bet that grabbed your attention. Well Lauren went through a lot of big events at the beginning of the story which made her want to become a rebel and learn to stand up for herself and she learned to do it from her high school enemy-Kayden. It’s your typical high school drama and fun to read.

It made me giddy at my own memories of high school. I didn’t get any tattoos, but I did dye my hair purple and green once. The best on me was red.

Anyway, it’s a good contemporary romance with a lot of fun scenes. Read it and have fun.