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In Her Blood
In Her Blood
by Janice Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.99
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't for me...., September 10, 2015
This review is from: In Her Blood (Paperback)
It took me a while to read this book and review it. This was a free e-book given to me by Novelreviewers.com in exchange for a fair review.

I love vampires, they are my favorite monster. So, when I was approved for this book I was really excited. I did like that it was well written, the plot flowed nicely and everything was thoroughly explained as you read through it. If you are a fan of the Anita Blake Vampire series you may like this one. It is a bit different, but feels similar enough that it may resonate with that fan base.

One of the many issues I ran into while reading the book is that it seemed too saturated with mystical creatures. I understand that the author was trying to introduce us to an entire world in one regular length novel, however it feels like some of the characters are just tossed in there just to add more species. Also, it seems like 7 of my favorite books that were mashed together into one. Some of the sub plots and story lines remind me of the main plots of other vampire books that I have read. I can actually point to parts of the story and say “oh this is just like {insert popular supernatural series title here}”.

There are so many brothels, hookers/call girls, strip clubs and other establishments. The vampire culture in fiction is usually highly sexualized but these places seem entirely unnecessary for the plot other than to show that the main character is special and can gain access to places other people and vampires can’t. I don’t hate the main character, Alex Stone, but I don’t feel invested in her well-being either. I also think that the rate of speed that she connects with Jason is absurd. Especially after she put her foot down in the first meeting with him, then by the second encounter she had taken an almost completely different persona. It just didn’t work for me, as a reader.

The book felt forced to me and I didn’t enjoy it. That being said I don’t think it is a bad story. I feel that other readers may really enjoy this and disagree completely with my opinions. It just wasn’t a good choice for me.


Fire: The Elemental Series
Fire: The Elemental Series

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This Book is on Fire!!, August 30, 2015
**I received a free ebook from Novelreviewers.com for a fair review**

Fire: The Elemental Series is a debut young adult novel by Belle Manuel. The story is based around two twin siblings Chad and Chelsea, who each have a unique ability to control one of the elements. Chad has power of the elemental water and is in control of his ability, but Chelsea whose element is fire is struggling to handle her powers. One night Chelsea has a nightmare that causes her to become upset and accidentally burn down the house that she shares with her father and twin brother. This sets Chad and Chelsea on separate paths. Chelsea goes to a college that teaches people with her unique abilities control and skill they need to survive a world that doesn't easily except their existence. Chad enlists in the special forces for people who have control over the element water.

Chelsea, our lead female character starts out weak but grows tremendously in this first book alone. I think the flaws she does possess and the mistake she makes along the way just makes you relate to her more and become more involved in her story. Chad on the other hand, I have yet to really find a redeeming quality about. My favorite character is Blaze, he is broken but has a good heart.

This story gets you involved as soon as you read the first chapter and keeps you wanting more. The plot is different than a lot of YA books out there and isn't necessarily concentrated on just the romantic parts of the story. There is mystery, loss, magic, fantasy and a war brewing all twirled into one great story line. If you are looking for a fresh new series to read, I would recommend this one.


The Moment
The Moment
Price: $8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very emotional, some trigger warnings, July 20, 2015
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This review is from: The Moment (Kindle Edition)
I have been meaning to read this book for a bit now. I hadn’t read the reviews because I wanted to form my own opinions about the book and the authors writing style. A part of me is kicking myself because there are some strong trigger warnings. The author doesn't shy away from emotional subject material. This is admirable, but be warned; there are some strong scenes throughout the book.

That being said, the book itself was moving and believable. I think that some of the subject matter called for the author to be very direct and sometimes blunt and she doesn’t disappoint. Within the first two chapters, you become passionately invested in these characters and their futures. Although second person point of view is my least favorite format, I think it was a smart choice for this book and that it helps the reader connect with the characters very quickly.

My journey to the end of this story was emotional. I want to avoid too many spoilers but if you are looking for a touching and inspirational story, I would recommend that you pick up this book.


Satan's Minions: A Guide to Fallen Angels, Demons and other dark creatures
Satan's Minions: A Guide to Fallen Angels, Demons and other dark creatures
by Corvis Nocturnum
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.99
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Addition to My Library, January 10, 2012
To start, this book is exactly what it says it is, a guide. For anyone who is interested in learning more about demons, fallen angels, vampires, dark fae, zombies or other dark mythological creatures this would be a fantastic starting point.

This great for people who are not familiar with these creatures or beings because it tells you all the basic information that you need, without becoming a full blown encyclopedia. Think of it as a GPS to dark creatures and their lore. It will allow you to pick and choose which ones you would like to learn more about from other great books (you can find many of the creatures featured in other works by the same author. For instance, I. Lucifer: Exploring the Archetype and Origins of the Devil and Allure of the Vampire: Our Sexual Attraction to the Undead) and gives a list of recommended reading material at the end, in case you were so inclined to continue your journey into the dark.

Personally, I always wanted to learn more about fallen angels and this book delivered. However, that wasn't the only thing that caught my eye. The last chapter of the book was devoted to other dark creatures besides the expected fallen angels and demons. This section included dark fairies (fae), vampires, werewolves and zombies, just to name a few. The information about the dark fae (a particular interest of mine) was informative and the section about vampires gave examples of their lore in several different cultures which I was not previously familiar with.

Non-Fiction seems to be Mr. Nocturnum's calling. He continually creates easy to read books that entertain as well as educate. I have also sampled some of his fiction as well, which is absolutely brilliant as well.

I am so glad I picked up this book.


Cemetery Gates: Death and Mourning Through the Ages
Cemetery Gates: Death and Mourning Through the Ages
by Corvis Nocturnum
Edition: Paperback
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read by a talented author :), September 27, 2011
When I started reading this book, I wasn't really sure what to expect. The author and I have mutual friends, all of whom have recommended I read his work. Since we all have different preferences in reading material, it was curious to me that they were all recommending the same author. Naturally, my interest was sparked.

When I picked up the book and began reading, the first thing I noticed were the beautiful illustrations. This author's aesthetic is one that has always appealed to me so I suppose it is not surprising that I fell in love with a lot of the illustrations, photography and original artwork included throughout the book. Though it was of little consequence, and certainly didn't take away from the book, I would have liked to have seen more of the author's original artwork included.

As for the actual content, this book is full of interesting facts on how people from many different cultures and religious backgrounds deal with death. I refuse to give any of you "spoilers" on this book because I feel it would take away from the experience of actually reading it yourself. However, I will share with you that the different customs in regards to mourning the loss of a loved one was of particular interest to me.

Even though the author does occasionally chime in to voice his opinion/stance on certain topics, it is not overpowering. I feel the need to point out that non-fiction is not my favorite genre. Most non-fiction that I have read tend to sound like an oddly specific school textbook. In this particular case, it feels more like you are involved in an interesting conversation with an old friend. The author showcases his unique talent of keeping the audience invested in the material. Once I picked up the book, I didn't put it back down until I had finished reading it that same night.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone for their collection as this book could appeal to a plethora of interests and individuals.


Kiyonna Women's Plus Size Retro Glam Lace Dress 4x Black Lace/Black Lining
Kiyonna Women's Plus Size Retro Glam Lace Dress 4x Black Lace/Black Lining
Offered by Kiyonna, Style Size 10+
Price: $168.00

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Company, March 14, 2011
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This dress is beautiful. It look exactly like the picture, it is comfortable, true to size and very high quality. I will be ordering other dresses from them as I hate the "flowers, flowers, flowers with a side of splatter paint" look this season. They have other great choices to choose from and I am very excited to order again. Its the perfect length, it has great movement and is a perfect retro 40's style for the Disabled Veterans Charity event that I plan to wear it to. The shipping was prompt and it arrived neatly packaged in a dress bag with a hanger all ready to stick directly into my closet. The brooch on the belt is detachable and is very beautiful.


Sabbat Entertaining: Celebrating the Wiccan Holidays with Style
Sabbat Entertaining: Celebrating the Wiccan Holidays with Style
by Willow Polson
Edition: Paperback
32 used & new from $0.57

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book or entertaining and decorating on the Sabbats, December 31, 2009
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They have some great projects and recipes for all the wiccan holidays. I love the strawberry topiary tree project and will be making it for my next yule party!!!!!


CAD GXL2200SP Studio Condenser Mic Recording Pack
CAD GXL2200SP Studio Condenser Mic Recording Pack
Price: $107.00
23 used & new from $90.95

26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a winner on price and quality, December 31, 2009
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great quality at a great price! recommended for any home studio or serious artist
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Amy Brown Book The Art of Amy Brown (Soft Cover)
Amy Brown Book The Art of Amy Brown (Soft Cover)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!!!!!, December 31, 2009
I love Amy Brown and this book showcases some of her best early pieces. I own seven prints out of this book and it is great that she paints her fairies to be a little on the darker side. I love the gothic look to some of her paintings. Her work makes me think and creates a fantasy world inside your head.


Dark Visions: The Strange Power; The Possessed; The Passion
Dark Visions: The Strange Power; The Possessed; The Passion
by L. J. Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.88
302 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, December 31, 2009
First book I have read that included psychic vampires. Great story line and a the leading female character is not weak and fragile.


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