by J.K. Walker
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Series: Salt Lake After Dark, Book 1
Publication Date: March 22, 2013; 2nd edition
Publisher: J. K. Walker
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy/YA
Number of Pages: 388
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
After a weekend party
gone very, very wrong, third-year university student Jasmine Bedeau
finds herself a "person of interest" to far too many interested parties.
Now she has to bring a family-inherited curse—and powerful new
abilities—under control or risk the consequences of the supernatural
community to which she suddenly belongs. But between the police and the
paranormal, the campus and the council, how's a girl to rise to the
challenge of just holding onto a normal life? Werewolves, vampires, and
witches—and now a serial killer targeting the supernatural, setting his
sights on Jasmine and her new-found friends. It's a good thing she's a
werecat, because she's not rolling over.
Glacial Eyes by J. K. Walker
Who says there isn’t room for one more YA/NA urban fantasy in the world of reading? Glacial Eyes by J. K. Walker, (the first book of the Salt Lake After Dark series) opens with a dark and furious punch and just keeps on running, slowing down only long enough to feed background information to perfectly flesh out the story. Jazz is not your typical angst-filled YA/NA heroine, yes, she has some issues, but through it all, she is a powerful character with a strong will, and a sharp sense of self-preservation and an independent nature that proves to be refreshing! She is supported by a collage of well-developed characters that breathe some great moments of life into this tale!
Imagine waking up in pain and naked in a forest, not remembering how you got there or why, only to find that you had been drugged, an “almost” victim of date rape and that your attacker was found dead, viciously attacked by a large predator. What could be more horrifying? How about finding out you may have been that predator, that unknown to you, your deceased parents were keeping a secret from you that You. Very. Much. Needed. To. Know. A world of creatures from legends and fantasy and movies are real, and you are one of them. Weres, Vampires, Witches, are all real and they do not trust Jazz, and someone is out to kill them all. Is there betrayal in the supernatural community? Who can be trusted in a world where power is everything and weakness could mean death.
J. K. Walker writes with a crisp style, setting up each scene like a landscape painting in your mind, kicking in some mystery, some murder and even some moments of humor and fun! Not too heavy and dark, a little steamy at times, but always a well-done read and a firm foundation for the next book in the series!
I received a copy of Glacial Eyes from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Remember your high school flame?
BENEATH MANHATTAN SKIES
By Emma Meade
Paranormal Romance | Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: December 2, 2013
November in New York is cold but full of possibility for college freshman Erin Harris. When her twin brother, Nick, shows up on her doorstep for a surprise visit, Erin is delighted. Unfortunately, Nick’s arrival coincides with the discovery of a body outside her apartment building, a body drained of blood. Right away, Nick assumes vampires are involved. He’s not exactly their biggest fan since Erin dated one in high school.
Juggling nosy roommates, a first date with a gorgeous guy from college and a brother on a Van Helsing kick is enough to keep any nineteen year old girl busy - And then Erin’s old flame walks back into her life.
Is Erin destined to be caught up in supernatural shenanigans, or will she choose a different path?
~Rated 5 Stars by Dii @ Tome Tender~
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Also by Emma Meade
Books, DVDS & TV show boxsets take up lots of space in her home, and she collects all the Point Horror books she can get her hands on.
Writing supernatural short stories and watching marathon re-runs of Buffy are some of her favourite ways of escaping reality.
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Death of the Mad Hatter
By Sarah J.Pepper
Genre: Dark Paranormal Fantasy
Publication Date: November 29, 2013
Publisher: Sarah J.Pepper
Page Count: 333
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?
Faded pink tights should never be worn—period. However, it was easier to overlook that fashion no-no because she wore an oversized tie-died t-shirt. At least she made it a little more stylish by tying the shirt’s back into a knot with a ponytail holder. A navy blue duffle bag hung from her shoulder.
“Chez wouldn’t get out of the oven, and my aunts were trying to bake sweets,” She held her finger along the wall, tracing the brick line as we walked down the hall to the freshman hall.
“Who’s Chez?” I asked, walking alongside her.
“A spy. He doubles as an annoying, super-villain feline. It would seem that making sure I received a tardy slip on week two was on that cat’s top priority list.”
There were far too many oddities about her comment. “Why was there a cat in your oven?”
“He was curious.”
“Is this cat real or is he a figment of your imagination?”
That earned me a slap across the face.
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 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?
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