Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review: Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan

Jenny's touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague. She can't control her power, so she devotes her life to avoiding contact with other people in her small Southern town. Her senior year of high school, she meets the one boy she can touch...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the "Jenny pox" inside her to survive his devious, manipulative girlfriend, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

Not recommended for readers under eighteen. (Totally agree!)

Liked it:
J.L. Bryan has excellent descriptions.  Very detailed and thorough, I could always see the picture he was building.  He sets the stage which aides you in falling in love with his characters who deserve your attention and hate the villains.  And boy did I hate her (them)!
Don't be fooled by the high school drama, this book really shows how adult life can be as well, in a paranormal way.  It fuses politics and power with a new look on paranormal abilities.
There is definitely some adult content in this book and graphic descriptions.  It is not a short read either.  Expect to spend some time with it, it's worth it though.  I'll be reading more in this series because I'm a sucker for the truth and this ending set my teeth on edge.
You can get it here for free

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: Becoming by Raine Thomas

Becoming by Raine Thomas
Every three years, Amber Hopkins explodes. Okay, not a blown-to-smithereens explosion, but whatever it is always hurts like hell and leaves her life a shambles. She’s already worked her way through five foster placements, and she’s doing whatever she can to avoid getting blasted into a sixth.

As her eighteenth birthday approaches and she feels the strange and powerful energy building, disaster looms. When the inevitable explosion occurs, her life gets its biggest shakeup yet. She’ll not only learn how her fellow foster and best friend, Gabriel, really feels about her, but she’ll discover that she isn’t really without family.

To top it all off, she’ll finally find out why she’s having the power surges: she isn’t entirely human.

Amber must Become, transitioning to another plane of existence and risking the loss of the most important relationship she’s ever had. Her choice will impact the future of an entire race of beings, and will pit her against an enemy that will prey upon her doubt to try and take her very life.

Kind of makes the explosions now seem like a cakewalk.


Review:
Loved it!  This story has everything you're looking for in a YA Fantasy Novel.  The action, adventure and love story are all fully developed.
Raine's way of creating the Estilorian plane was immaculate.  Her details constantly overlapping so that there were no holes in this story.  Her characters are real, they have flaws, and they used language from their age group.  The love story in this book between Amber (awesomely strong woman power) and Gabriel (loving and super hot, I had a crush on this guy!) is realistic and believable.  I have since read Central and Foretold, both worth picking up immediately!  The plot twists in unexpected ways, and it makes it hard to put down.  Warning have a weekend free, you're going to want to read them all.
Read this book, you won't be sorry.
Buy it here

Monday, October 17, 2011

Promises I made...

These are promises I made to myself while writing my first book.
1. There will never be a love triangle in my books.  Love as a teen is hard enough to find, but two guys (or girls) at once is practically impossible.  I went to high school not that long ago, I can't imagine flirting with more than one dude, it was exhausting just trying to reel one in.
2.  There will never be werewolves or vampires in my books.  I like Twilight, 'nuff said.
3.  Use language as I would say it, or how someone else would.  AKA don't throw YA language in there where is doesn't belong, it doesn't make you any cooler.
4.  Don't ever let my heroine be an airhead just because she's a high school girl.  Girls are smart.  Period.
5.  Let characters grow naturally.  I had one off themselves, never saw it coming.  Loved the way it worked out.

What are promises you made?
B

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ignite

I know you have all been waiting an incredibly long time... so here it is the cover for Ignite!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Let's get creepy...

So you're probably thinking this is a post about me being a creeper, you are wrong.  Although I tend to twitter stalk some of my favorite authors I am not an official creeper, that title is reserved for those who stalk in real life.  I am far from that.
Instead this post is about how I am considering, just thinking about, a mere speck on my frontal lobe, writing a cult series once Cryptid Tales is done.
No this doesn't mean you need to join a cult to read the book, though if you wanted to start a cult about the book, keep me in the loop, I have always wanted to be a queen.  Anyway I have always been obsessed (it's only slightly unhealthy, I would never kill anyone, though I could tell you how) with cults and serial killers.  So I'm considering developing a story line revolving around a member of a newly formed cult that is headed up by a serial killer.
What do you think? Would you like me to give you nightmares?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hola!

Hola amigos!
Welcome to my ramblings and the garbled information that falls out of my mind called my blog.  Here you will find updates regarding my upcoming series Cryptid Tales available on Amazon starting at the end October! Get excited, and by that I mean seat dancing excited. Are you seat dancing? Dynomite is playing is my head and you can bet I am seat dancing...
ta ta for now
B