Keeper Of Crows Tour

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I am proud and pleased to present to you, Keeper Of Crows by Casey L. Bond.  My review is scheduled for Monday.  Until then, wet your whistle with these tidbits. 🙂
Title: Keeper of Crows
Author: Casey Bond
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Horror
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Editor: Stacy Sanford, The Girl with the Red Pen
Book Trailer by: Rebecca Ethington
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Carmen Kennedy is a spoiled brat from Beverly Hills with a chip on her shoulder and a cocaine addiction to match. Using drugs to suppress reality, her life is more than she can stomach most days. All she wants is to disappear, and on one fateful night, her wish is granted.
There is a world that exists just beyond the fabric of our own. When Carmen is dragged there against her will, her hopelessness seems to disappear, replaced by a determination to survive. The Keeper of Crows is charged with guarding Carmen, but is safety a possibility in a world so desolate? Can love blossom when danger lies in wait? Together, they fight like hell, seeming to lose more ground than they gain with each battle against the dark enemy threatening to tear them apart. Can love keep her safe? Can it give her the strength she needs?
When the lines between life and death, reality and dream become blurred, who will save the souls trapped in the spaces between Heaven and Hell? Who will save Carmen’s only love, The Keeper of Crows?

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:

Release Blitz: Keeper Of Crows by Casey L. Bond

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Title: Keeper of Crows
Author: Casey Bond
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Horror
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Editor: Stacy Sanford, The Girl with the Red Pen
Book Trailer by: Rebecca Ethington
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Carmen Kennedy is a spoiled brat from Beverly Hills with a chip on her shoulder and a cocaine addiction to match. Using drugs to suppress reality, her life is more than she can stomach most days. All she wants is to disappear, and on one fateful night, her wish is granted.
There is a world that exists just beyond the fabric of our own. When Carmen is dragged there against her will, her hopelessness seems to disappear, replaced by a determination to survive. The Keeper of Crows is charged with guarding Carmen, but is safety a possibility in a world so desolate? Can love blossom when danger lies in wait? Together, they fight like hell, seeming to lose more ground than they gain with each battle against the dark enemy threatening to tear them apart. Can love keep her safe? Can it give her the strength she needs?
When the lines between life and death, reality and dream become blurred, who will save the souls trapped in the spaces between Heaven and Hell? Who will save Carmen’s only love, The Keeper of Crows?

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:

Review: Crystal Dragon: Bad Elements Book 1 by Lynn Mullican

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It’s been a long time coming and entirely my fault!  I received the ENTIRE Bad Elements Series as part of the Third Installment’s Release.  My plan had been to read them all and review them during the the month of October and now we are almost done with November.  humble_jennifer

 

Book 1 in the Bad Elements Series: Crystal Dragon is about Crystal Bouchard.  Crystal wakes up as a prisoner in an underground fight club with no memory of who she is or how she got there.  Told that she has a son, whom her captors will kill should she step out of line, Crystal trains to become the ultimate fighting machine.  Her new world is full of kill or be killed and all fights are TO THE DEATH.  While fighting for her life and that of a son that she has no memory of, Crystal secretly begins to search for answers.

The book is a little slow in the first few chapters and because it’s from Crystal’s point of view and she has amnesia, I felt just as confusgiphy-tumblr.gifed as she was.  The concept of the story is awesome! Badass female fighter who leads with her heart, which is ultimately my favorite character type.
The book is the first in the series so you definitely should go ahead and get the other one because the ending is a cliffy. 😉

I’ll give it a 4 out of 5 stars because the concept and story were great, but the style was a bit all over the place.  All in All, I’m going to put Lynn Mullican on my shelf and recommend her to my friends who enjoy dark and gritty supernatural drama.  Definitely not a YA and would recommend 18 years and up for violent content and some sex scenes.

Stay tuned for the next review, coming soon: Bad Elements Book 2 : Blood for Blood!

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Author Stalking Links:

Facebook , Twitter , GoodReads and to check out my review of Book 3: Hybrid Unleashed, click HERE and my other reviews of her short stories, click HERE

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Double Review: Sacrificial Blood and The Awakening by Lynn Mullican

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Sacrificial Blood

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Catherine and Don are visiting a little hole in the wall museum during a weekend trip to the desert.  Don’s a scaredy cat and Catherine loves to scare him. The museum has a frumpy and grumpy curator, and a basement full of lifelike mannequins.  It’s definitely a setup for a typical horror flick and I’m okay with that.  giphy-3

While exploring the basement, the couple encounter some truly terrifying things…basically your worst nightmare if you were to find yourself inside a basement full of lifelike mannequins.  Don has to man up and face his fears in order to get the couple out alive.  This is a short story, and you can probably read it in under an hour.  It moves fast, as most short stories do, and the ending is a jaw dropper.

I’m giving this one a 4 out of 5 stars and would recommend it as a good story to read aloud in the car while on your way to one of those haunted house excursions you’re likely to go on this time of year 😉

The Awakening

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Ever watch a really good X-Files episode and then it just goes off.  You’re left kinda confused and you really need another episode quick to take the edge off.  This short story made me feel like that.  I’m also using the X-Files as a comparison because

A: It’s True ( I was expecting Mulder and Scully at any moment)

B: This is a short story about alien abduction

C: It’s Scary

Jessica suffers from several sleep disorders including night terrors.  She also believes she is being abducted and tortured by extraterrestrials.  No one believes her, and during one terrible incident, the worst happens and she ends up in a psychiatric ward.  The story ends with the reader not knowing what’s true and what’s a result of her sleep problems.  It’s not for people who don’t like unresolved endings.  Basically it’s like a sliver or glimpse into poor Jessica’s life, the reader only sees one episode of it.  This would actually make for a great comic book series (Hint Hint Author 😉 )

I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 stars. The content was creepy and I want to know more about the characters.  It’s also a quick read and would be a good campfire story to tell your friends.

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Both books can be purchased at Amazon and if you want to check out Author Lynn Mullican you can find her on Facebook

Book Review: Hybrid Unleashed by Lynn Mullican

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“Adapting to a normal life in the immortal realm, Crystal finds her familial ties in turmoil. As Crystal’s son becomes obsessed with a string of recent deaths, his marriage to his witch wife grows weak, forcing her to turn to her sister for guidance.

Meanwhile, Crystal’s daughter, Jennifer struggles with her immortal hormonal imbalance, attracting two teenage boys, one of whom is not what he seems.

With the appearance of her ex-husband, Wayne, Crystal becomes the target of the elite immortal agency, the Underground Secret Service, its affiliates, and its primary targets, including the notorious and dangerous biker gang, The Hell’s Changelings—her lover’s brotherhood.

Gaining some of her memory back, she discovers secrets and uncovers the truth behind her captivity, pushing her into the primary focus of annihilation by the hunters and the hunted in this sequel to the dark and edgy novel, Bad Elements: Blood for Blood.” 

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Underground Paranormal Monster Cage Matches, Secret Police, Cruel Expirimentation…what doesn’t this book have?  Hybrid Unleashed is the third book in elaine-yada-yadaMullican’s Bad Elements Series.  It follows the saga of Crystal and her family as they try to heal from the past and forge a somewhat normal existence, or at least as normal as you can be when your family is made up of werewolves, witches, and hybrid paranormal creatures. I have to be honest, I’m reading them out of order.  Why? Because I wanted to have something ready for Hybrid Unleashed’s Release Week.

While it is the third book in the series and I’m reading things completely out of order, I found the story fairly easy to follow.  The cast of characters is huge and they’re apparently involved from Books 1 and 2. I wasn’t lost, but I definitely know I’m now going to read the first 2 novels, just for pure character insight.  It was also fairly easy to pick up this book and start because Crystal is having flashbacks of her forgotten past, so if I was confused, she usually had a memory emerge just when I needed it.

This book isn’t a YA Novel and the supernatural creatures can be brutal, but it plays more like a Charlaine Harris type of novel…you love them even when they give in to their primal instincts.  afflicted-bill-bill-compton-fangtasia-fight-Favim.com-239129.gif

What I liked about Crystal, the main character, is that she is struggling to find her place within her family.  After years in the underground, as a captive, she’s adapting to life as a mother and grandmother. As you can imagine, it’s pretty hard to navigate. She does it with strength and determination.

I’m giving this a 5 out of 5 stars and eagerly looking forward to “starting” the series.  This series is recommended for MATURE Audiences and probably 18+ due to the violent content and sexual content.

If you would like to POLITELY stalk Lynn Mullican and see what other creepy and spooky delights she has published, check out the following:

Lynn Mullican Facebook , GoodReads , Twitter

Blog: http://lynnmullican.blogspot.com

Thanks for tuning in!

Happy Reading!

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Wolfen by Alianne Donnelly

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I just finished Wolfen by Alianne Donnelly and what can I say but ….”WOW” 😮 It’s a Dystopian master blend of Sci-Fi, Paranormal, and Horror (which makes up 50% of my reading interests 😉 ).

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In a dystopian backdrop, humanity has gone to hell in a handbasket as genetically modified monsters known as “Grays” or “Converts”have taken over most of the world.  They are creatures who live purely to “breed and feed” with no regard for what they feed on.  While these monsters wreak havoc on what’s left of humanity, another subspecies of genetically modified humans known as Wolfen, are trying their best to survive and forget about humans altogether.

Brothers Bryce and Aiden the Alpha and Beta of the Montana Den, encounter Sinna, a young woman whose Wolfen identity was concealed from her. They take her under their wing and try to teach her what it means to be Wolfen. While on their journey home, they are captured by a mad scientist who runs a colony with an iron fist, and performs experiments on captured Wolfen.  The trio are forced down different paths and the story unfolds in so many different ways from there.

This book is very well written. I liked the cover, yes I’m a cover snob.  I think I only found 2 typos in the whole thing and that’s pretty amazing, (there are some mainstream books that have tons) so the editing was great.

I have to say, this is my favorite Dystopian book to date.  It has everything you want, Action, Romance, Good Werewolf/Human hybrids, Bad Werewolf Zombie Monsters, Mad Scientists, Borderline Mad Scientists, and weird colonies that remind you of an episode of The Walking Dead.  It was also the first book EVER to give me nightmares!  (Kudos to the author for that)  I ABSOLUTELY give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend all of you guys/gals get a hold of this beast and sit back and enjoy the ride!  I would rate it at as suitable for the 15 years and up crowd because of violence and extreme situations.

Wolfen is available at all the regular book buying spots:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QBATCLQ
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00QBATCLQ
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00QBATCLQ
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00QBATCLQ
B&N: http://bit.ly/bnwolfen
iTunes: http://bit.ly/iwolfen
Kobo: http://bit.ly/kWolfen
OmniLit: http://bit.ly/OmniWolfen

and you can find out more about Alianne Donnelly by liking her on Facebook

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