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HE CAME FOR ME

BOOK ONE IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

http://www.amazon.com/He-Came-Book-One-Protector/dp/1447875591/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1422879701&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=he+came+for+me+book+one+in+the+protector+serieshttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/he-came-for-me-book-one-in-the-protector-series-c.-m.-brown/1113030642?ean=2940011475573

HE CAME FOR MINE

 BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

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Today, is the first day of the A to Z Challenge for 2015, you will find my post below. This year I am paying back a lot of author's who have kept me entertained for a year reading their new releases, by posting my very late reviews. I will also post these reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords etc. 

So, this last month I have been busy writing my posts to be ready for the Challenge and haven't paid much attention to completing Forces of Mist.

I am in a dilemma about how to end the book. Should I kill off both male characters, or just one? Should I kill all the aliens by accident with the 'weapon,' or only the ones I want to? Maybe, I should kill everyone? Any suggestions, what do you think would be a good ending?

"A" A - Z Challenge

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Author Stephen Tremp
Heather M. Gardner
AJ Lauer
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing
Lisa Buie-Collard, Author



The Alpha (The 13th Floor)

One run in the woods wouldn't matter, or so thinks werewolf Stefanie Porter. Being cooped up in her apartment for months has messed up her instincts, because her former pack almost catches her until a mysterious lone wolf jumps in to help Stefanie escape.

The cruel Alpha Wyatt not only stole her pack but refuses to give Stefanie her freedom. She can't hide in her apartment any longer or it will drive her crazy. She puts her trust in the lone wolf who can teach her some of his unusual urban survival tricks. James Roberts might be a bit geeky, but he's smart and looks hot when the argyle sweater comes off. His ridiculous ambition to become a superhero might be admirable if Wyatt couldn't rip him limb from limb.

With the pack scouring the city for her, Stefanie must convince James to teach her and control her own Alpha nature, or fight not only for her life, but his as well.
REVIEW:

This second book in Cristine Rains' 13th Floor Series, tells the story of Stephanie, a werewolf, who is running from her pack after a failed leadership challenge.

Running in desperation to escape, she senses a lone wolf, whose identity eludes her. He leads her through the bushland and helps her to fight off her pursuers, then shows her to safety.

This fast paced book about pack hierarchy and the power struggle of the Alphas' brings the next characters of the 13th Floor series.

Christine Rains is a talented writer and The Alpha is another story suitable to readers who enjoy their paranormal literature. Full of action and Stephanie's struggle to regain leadership of her pack, allows readers to connect with her plight and to be engaged in her battle. The Alpha, is a very well written story which young adult readers and adults would enjoy.

The Angel Genome

What if the legends of angels arose from an extinct human branch? Lucia doesn’t believe in angels — but she might believe in a little boy cloned from a forgotten race.

"The Angel Genome" is a complete short story excerpted from the anthology EXTINCT DOESN'T MEAN FOREVER.

REVIEW:

Lucy's ex-husband, Freddy, calls her with one more request - to visit the Genome Research Center to sign papers...

She finds her ex-husband has used her donated eggs to clone an Angel and a small, unusual boy named Zeph is waiting to meet her. Zeph has unique qualities and as soon as she meets him he identifies her as his mother.

This short tale by Chrystall Thoma left me wanting more. I was intrigued by the storyline, but just as the intrigue begins, the story ends and I found myself wanting more and I found myself feeling disappointed by the sudden end.

Ancient Blood (A Novel of the Hegemony)

Ancient blood
A Novel of the Hegemony

AN IMMORTAL LOVE
Avery Doyle loves vampires; he’s read every novel, seen all the movies, and researched the folklore. When his first one-night-stand, Caroline, turns out to be a true vampire on the run, he jumps at the chance to leave his ordinary life and join her as a “child of the night.”

The honeymoon ends, however, when Caroline’s brutal Creator Sebastian enslaves them on his island estate and Avery must confront the dehumanizing reality behind his dreams.

AN IMMORTAL ARISTOCRACY
In order to survive, Caroline and Avery take their place as servants in Sebastian’s household during a gathering of the most powerful vampires on Earth, the Hegemony, and soon find themselves involved in the myriad intrigues and deceptions that form the night-to-night existence of The Order.

A society of wealth, power, and inhuman decadence whose existence is protected by human complicity and disbelief, The Order is the immortal aristocracy hidden behind the giant corporations and political leaders of the world.

IN MORTAL DANGER
Sebastian, however, has a plan that will change The Order forever and shatter human civilization. To avoid this terrible fate, Avery and Caroline will not only have to defy the most powerful creatures on Earth, but also confront the darkest aspects of themselves. For in the world of the Hegemony, even victory may cost them their souls…


REVIEW:

Avery, is totally into vampires! On a one night stand he meets Caroline, who he is enthralled to learn is a true life vampire, who is on the run from her creator, Sebastian.

Caroline turns Avery and he joins her in her flight from Sebastian. Unfortunately their travels are short lived when Sebastian captures them and detains them both on his remote island.

To survive they become his slaves and are forced to play a game of life and death with members of the vampire elite.

Eventually, Caroline and Avery join forces with another on the island to  bring down Sebastian, his empire and the hierarchy vampire visiting the island.

This vampire tale by Brian P. McKinlay is quite unique, blood thirsty and brutal and Avery finds himself question his decision to become a vampire. Readers will be drawn into the fierce forces of the characters and Avery and Caroline's plight to survive. 

Angelfire (Dark Angel #1)

Librarian Note: This is an alternate cover edition of ASIN # B00ABWN11C.

An adventurous fantasy of epic proportions…

An army of angels walks among us. They have kept us safe and ignorant − so far. Earthbound for centuries and ruled by the Elders, they have established hidden cities, a society and the Code: obey your Elders, kill all demons, eliminate Rogue-angels, protect the mortals, remain hidden. Their warriors are the ungifted Earthborn angels armed with blades and the “borrowed magics” of distilled angel-blood tattoos.

Alyxandria is a young warrior with a fondness for customized knives and illegal night-races. She trains harder than any other to prove she is nothing like her parents who abandoned her to become Rogues. Now that Alyx has begun to have visions, everything in her world is about to change. Lies will be uncovered − from death of the Archangel Raphael two thousand years ago to the truth about her parents. She will be betrayed. And she will be forced to risk everything for a mortal she barely knows.

A dark plan, a keye to unlock Hell, the lost pieces of an Amulet that controls Lucifer and his army… Join Alyx through the Dark Angel saga as she battles to stop Evil from fulfilling a prophecy that warns of the greatest war this Earth will ever know.


REVIEW:

Alyx, the female MC in Angelfire by Hannah Peach is a Light Warrior is one of the warrior class of Angels living in a Seraphim city who protect the mortal world.

When she finds herself bonded with the mortal, Israel, he life changes and she learns some sad truths about the Elder class, guiding their city. Michael and the other elders are not what they seem.

One elder, Myrekk, who is an outcast living alone on the outskirts of the city befriends her when she is sent to his home to collect herbs. Through this relationship she finds her path in life forever changed.

This long YA paranormal by Hannah Peach is an intriguing tale with a strong storyline with many twists. The characters are strong and Alex the female MC is fierce, determined warrior who brings the truth to light.

Readers will be immersed in her fight.

Affliction Z: Patient Zero

Something dark lurks in the wilds of Southern Nigeria. An experiment has gone horribly wrong and threatens to wipe all traces of humanity from Earth. 3rd Ranger Battalion, Bravo Company is sent in to assist, clean up the mess before it gets out of control.

They've vanished.

Sean Ryder is an Air Force Pararescueman. Attached to SEAL Team 8, he believes he is on a routine rescue and recovery mission. Less than half an hour after landing in Nigeria, he knows that is not the case. And the further his mission leads him, the harder it becomes to get out alive.

Patient Zero is the first book in the zombie apocalypse / post-apocalyptic series Affliction Z.
REVIEW: 
 This action packed book by L.T. Ryan shares a real possibility of a Zombie Apocalypse to life.

When MC Sean Ryder joins a special ops team delving into the depths of Southern Nigeria, he is lucky to escape with his life.

I would love to share more of this story but to do so would become a spoiler alert. With intense action from start to finish and a very in your face twist at the end, this story will have all zombie loves wanting more!
 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!


The Soul Mate (The Holy Trinity #1)

Trinity had an ordinary life. That is, until she barely escaped a worldwide apocalyptic plague that took her loved ones from her and transformed most of humanity into flesh-eating monsters.

Gerik, her savior, a six-foot-four-inch Scandinavian Gypsy, takes her back to his magically protected Gypsy camp where she discovers a whole new way of life that she never knew existed – as well as a whole new set of problems.

Gerik has power over her that she cannot begin to understand, and she is convinced he is using his magic on her. Through her journey of trying to understand her feelings and this new magic-filled life she’s been brought into, she begins an unlikely friendship that grows into having potential to be something more.

While the remaining humans are fighting for their survival, Trinity is fighting a battle of her very own – the right to choose her own destiny.

Is Gerik’s hold on her too strong? Or can new love set her free?


MY TEASER: 

 Unable to speak or move, her eyelids now too heavy to open, she used the only power she had left to say good-bye to her beloved . Using their connection, she sent him a vision, the happiest moment in all of her two and twenty years. With what little energy was left inside her, she pushed the memory forward, felt it flow through their bond and release into him.
Sheehan, Madeline (2014-01-05). The Soul Mate (The Holy Trinity) (p. 204). Madeline Sheehan. Kindle Edition. 

Monday, 30 March 2015

NEW RELEASE: MICHAEL, PATHE OF ANGELS BY PATRICIA JOSEPHINE


Michael
Path of Angels Book One

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Add to your Goodreads shelf

Blurb

There is only one path.
Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role: hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.
But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny: give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.
Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.

About the Author

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Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. But some stories are meant to be told and this one chose her. Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.

Patricia Josephine writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Follow Patricia on Twitter | Goodreads | Google+ | Website | Wattpad

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!


13616077 Junked

I'm Penny. I'm 17-years-old. And for the first time in my life I've met a guy who gets me. I mean really gets me. Sees through me like I'm a pane of cracked glass. And believe me, from the outside looking in, my pane is head-on-collision cracked. His name is Red. I've only just found him. And already some preternatural bitch wants him dead. No. She's not a vampire. My life is nothing if not original. Come closer, I'm not safe anywhere and I need to whisper ... apart from the book's opening pages, this is the only time I get to speak to you directly ... and I'm terrified that the vibe I'm giving off is too sane ... you see, that preternatural bitch I just mentioned has creatures everywhere ... listening. If they discover I haven't fallen out of a crazy tree and hit every branch on the way down, they're going to whisper junk into my head and change me forever. If that happens, who's going to watch Red's back? Look, wherever you are right now on this totally junked planet ... find a way to enter my world and watch my back ... who knows, if you close your eyes tight and SCREAM at your Kindle I might hear you ... then open one eye ... peer around ... the way people are looking at you? ... that's how they look at me all the time ... 


MY TEASER:


If worst comes to worst, I’m going to call the police,” said Catherine, feeling for her mobile in her pocket. “You heard what Erin told us. Any sign of the law and there could be a blood- bath. That woman is capable of taking on a frickin army. The only person who might … just might be able to stop her is Penn,” said Peter. “And only if she makes it to Stonehenge with the tambourine by sun up tomorrow,” added Catherine.

Brent, Boyd (2012-01-16). Junked (A Paranormal Adventure/Romance) (Kindle Locations 5302-5307). The Author's Cut. Kindle Edition.

Monday, 23 March 2015

A TO Z CHALLENGE THEME REVEAL


My theme for the 2015 A to Z Challenge, is really no big secret, seeing on the list, after my blog's name, I have labeled my challenge entry as "BO", meaning "Books!"

I have chosen to post the many book reviews I owe to the authors of the books I have read over the past year.

Some days I may have two or three or even four, and then on others there maybe just be one, but I intend to wipe my list clean. 

Wish me luck!!!

All reviews will be posted on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads. If you happen to be an author whose book is posted during the challenge you can expect to find your reveiw  posted on the above platforms as soon as I am able to do so. It may not be straight away, but I do promise it will be done.

I have once again offered my services to the one and only Jeremy Hawkins, as his minion for the challenge and am teaming up this year with Robyn, from Life by Chocolate. Jeremy is designing one of his amazing badges this week, to add to our sites, so if your name is on the A-Z Challenge list, be prepared to have a friendly minion or two drop by and check on you.

Cheers!
And all the best for the Challenge!

Carolyn

COVER REVEAL AND PREORDER DETAILS - A CHANGE OF MIND AND OTHER STORIES, BY NICK WILFORD

I am pleased to help out Nick with his Cover Reveal and Pre Order, for his new, soon to be released collection, titled "A Change of MInd and Other Stories." All the best, Nick. I hope it goes well.

Carolyn


 A Change of Mind and Other Stories



Author: Nick Wilford

Genre: Contemporary speculative fiction


Release Date: May 25th 2015
Preorder Links: 


A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.



In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.



But this isn’t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…



In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.



The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.



In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn’t work for him.



Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.



The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.


Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. You can find him hanging out on his blog or on Goodreads or Twitter.


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ratings: 20 (avg rating 3.30)

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