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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Angelkiller by H.David Blalock

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Seventh Star Press, LLC (November 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983740232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983740230

Why do bad things happen to good people? Simple. In the ancient war between the Angels of Light and Darkness, the Dark won. Now it is the job of an undercover force simply known as The Army to rectify that.

Using every tool available, The Army has worked to liberate our world from The Enemy for thousands of years, slowly and painfully lifting Mankind out of the dark. On the front of the great Conflict are the Angelkillers, veterans of the fight with centuries of experience.

Jonah Mason is an Angelkiller, and his cell is targeted as part of a plot to unseat a very powerful Minion of The Enemy. Mason and his troop are drawn into a battle that stretches from real-time to virtual reality and back. The Conflict is about to expand into cyberspace, and if Mason is unable to stop it, The Enemy will have gained dominion over yet another realm.

My Thoughts:
This was a great good vs. evil story. This was a short read but by no means a light one. It was pretty intense. It was very plot driven and I am looking forward to more in the series for more character development. I am stickler for in depth characters which sometimes I found myself wondering more about some characters and I am betting that was a way for them to be aloof and mysterious. Which is what they felt like to me and which drew me in wanting to know more. I loved that this was a futuristic story, a Fantasy and a what if story all rolled into one. There are tons of good vs evil books but in Blalock's created world evil won but good did not just lay down and take it. I was surprised when I got to the parts that were battles fought in a Warcraft like setting. I have to say I love that it was a classic good vs. evil story but totally told in a new nontraditional way. I can not wait for the next book. I recommend this book to fantasy lovers, gamers and action lovers. I am very impressed by Blalock's writing, style and mastery of storytelling. This is an author to add to the must read list.

Rating 4.5 out of 5. This is a solid, well written book.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Overkill by Steven L. Shrewsbury Blog Tour

I am so excited about being a part of the Overkill blog tour. I have read Thrall which was an excellent read and was more then excited about being able to read and review Overkill.


Deliverance will come…

A great flood once wiped clean the earth, destroying everything upon it. Before the deluge, in a time now forgotten, the world was a place of warriors and witches, conflicts between kingdoms, and, until their
extermination, dragons.

In this world, men may live centuries, fallen angels have begotten terrifying spawn, and sometimes, the best hope can be found in a brothel.

In the land of Transalpina, a new religion spreads, and important men are dying mysteriously, slain by what can only be the fire of dragon breath. Summoned by the Queen Garnet, the legendary warrior Gorias La Gaul returns to the place where he once saved the queen's young granddaughter from treachery and enslavement. The Princess Nykia is gone, and soon others may try to claim the throne. The queen has little choice but to turn to the only man who ever told her no.

With the aid of one of the queen's elite guard, the battle maiden Alena, and the young palace servant Orsen, the old mercenary will face pirates and traitors, monsters and foul magic in the quest to find the missing heir and learn the truth behind the disconcerting murders.

Deliverance will come for Gorias La Gaul, but for now there are women to love, secrets to discover, and killing that needs doing.

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My Thoughts:

First I would like to say that this is another great cover by Matthew Perry. He does amazing art for many of the Seventh Star Press Books. 

I want to start by saying. That is is another story with Gorias La Gaul as was Thrall but this actually takes place before Thrall. 

I love Fantasy stories and I often find that sometimes they fall short of my expectations of what a fantasy story should be. Crazy as it sounds I like my fantasy to be realistic. I know, I know how is that but what I mean by that is that the story makes sense and the author does not have to juggle the story line for it to make sense and Shrewsbury has managed to do this well. He has written action, suspense, humor, adventure and connections and they flow flawlessly from one part to the next. 

This is book is what I look for in Fantasy. Magic, Dragons, action, and very very great characters. Characters that are interesting and impressive. The twists and turns kept me reading and characters keep it impressed. Nothing beats well developed characters, that I become invested in. I love that Gorias is a wicked cool warrior but there is so much more to his character then muscles and brawn.

All in all really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for an adult crowd. There is quite a bit of bloodshed which is to be expected from a book about a warrior. And some language and adult themes. 

I really enjoy the author's writing style and look forward to reading more books of his in the future.

When I first read Thrall I had the thought if ever I was going to have to go into battle (heaven forbid I would be in trouble) I would totally want Gorias to have my back. For a 700+ year old guy he kicks some serious butt. 

Overall I give this a 4 out of 5. I liked it quite a bit. This is a great writer. Yea for wicked good fantasy!!!!!

More about the Author and his other works can be found at Seventh Star Press. Also at this site you can order the book. They offer a limited edition hardcover copy as well as paperback. And also have many extras like posters, buttons and art cards. (which I like immensely) 

You can also purchase this from Amazon in paperback or ebook versions. 
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And as of the day I am posting this May 8 the eBook will be free on Amazon so go snatch it up while you can. It will only be free on May 8th and May 9th so get it quick.  

Next Stop on the tour tomorrow is I Smell Sheep

Full List of Participating blogs can be seen here.

This book was received from the publisher for the purpose of review for this blog tour.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Opal Moon ~ Review by Tori Peterson

I am fascinated with anything historical in time. Whether it is from the U.S. or another country, I just crave to learn more about the historical way of life, customs, etc. That is one of the reasons I was drawn to this book aside from the mysterious woman on the cover. It promised a great love story, suspense, and the chance to learn of historical customs in China.

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co (November 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434912183
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434912183

From the back of the book::
The land of China is under the rule of Emperor K'ang-his. As an upright and efficient leader, he favors his fourth son, Yin-chen, a young man of upstanding character, over his corrupt heir apparent, Yin-jeng, who brings nothing but trouble to the family. The latest is an attempt by Yin-jeng on the life of Opal Moon, a teenage orphan girl whom Yin-chen rescues with the aid of his chamberlain.

Captivated by Opal Moon's beauty, he takes her under his care and presents her as a boy to ensure her safety as his ward. But the pretense cannot suppress their feelings and they eventually give in to their hearts' desires, setting off a course of events they could not have foreseen.

My Thoughts::
This book didn’t turn out to be what I thought it would be. There are a lot of events that disturbed me in this novel, and if you surprise easily I wouldn’t recommend it. One of the most disturbing to me was Prince Yin-jeng’s sexual encounters with young boys. I couldn’t hardly stomach the details in which the events were explained, even though that is how things were done in imperial court back then. All in all I felt it was a very sad novel, and I was very upset by the ending. I felt the book focused on more carnage than anything. Without spoiling the novel I will just say that there was no way I could have at all predicted how things would turn out for our characters so the unpredictability of the novel was what kept me reading. The one thing I did like about this novel is Opal Moon’s will to overcome all obstacles thrown her way. Having been abandoned by her mother at a young age and raised by foster parents serving as their maidservant, she had to learn at a young age to be independent and diligent. This shows through her character and it was easy to admire her at times despite her young age. Even though she succumbed to her passions with Prince Yin-chen eventually, and despite her ardent Christian beliefs she continued to try to do the right thing. The problem arose when there became too many obstacles for her to try and overcome all alone and instead of seeking wiser help she tried to take things into her own hands.
I wouldn’t recommend this book for anyone under the age of eighteen due to sexually graphic/disturbing content. Despite the fact that this novel wasn’t quite what I expected it was very well researched, and very well written. I was hooked in by Opal Moon, and I couldn’t wait to see how things would turn out for her in the end.

All in all I would rate this book: 4/5 stars

This book is available in Print, Kindle, Nook, and PDF formats.

Review written by: Tori Peterson
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for review purposes. All opinions expressed are mine alone.


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