Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chupacabra series by Michael Hebler, Halloween edition

In celebration of Halloween I bring you guys a very good, gory, scary, keep you on your toes series. Just finished another incredible read, Legend of the Chupacabra by Michael Hebler the third book in the Chupacabra series. This is more in the  Horror genre, so if your not a big fan of horror you might get scared, but I do not mind a bit of horror and gore and I was pretty much hooked

I have always been intrigued about the Chupacabra. I 'am also posting my older reviews on the first two books. Enjoy!!!!

Book 1

Post Civil War. Families move west to begin rich new lives, only some never make it. There is a creature that lurks in the vast open deserts of the west. It can only survive on blood and, although it prefers to prey on the weak and young, it will slaughter anyone or anything, once provoked. It is unnatural, deceptive, and difficult to kill. Word about the existence of this elusive beast has not spread since anyone who has crossed paths with it did not live long enough to tell of their account. Night of the Chupacabra is one man’s journey to reunite with his missing family, while the lethal creature that separated them, the mysterious and ravenous chupacabra, is never far behind.

Night of the Chupacabra is not only a gruesome regale of carnage, but a unique combination of science fiction bloodshed with a more poignant tale of lost love set against a Western backdrop. Night of the Chupacabra is an unflinching look at the impossible choices made for family, while knowing the consequences will ultimately lead to a fate worse than death.  


When I saw the title of this book it sparked my interest, This isn't my usual genre, but I've heard stories of the chupacabra and said why not. This book did not let me down, we meet Drake and his family traveling to San Francisco after the Civil War, when they are attacked by the chupacabra. Drake loses his wife and daughter and is left badly scarred and unrecognizable.

This book was pretty fast paced and I was never bored, lots of action, lots of gun fighting. I liked the twist on the chupacabra here, we learn how the chupacabra came to be. Drake has to deal with a lot, who also discovers a lot in the small town he ends up at. The town is not very welcoming and dislike strangers, the sheriff was something else. I was a little sad with the ending, after everything Drake went through and now that. But overall great story. Thanks again.

Book 2


They never thought their luck would be their curse. In the months following the onslaught, the extraordinary survivors continue to know no peace, as they are haunted by signs that the relentless creature remains on their trail. However, this fight will be better matched, now that they’ve discovered an advantage that will help protect them from the monster’s bloodthirsty lust. But once faced with the decision to kill the beast, the choice will not come lightly since it is still unclear which loved one the chupacabra possesses.


This is the second installment in the Chupacabra series and it did not disappoint. This one continues on with Suzanne and Jessie barley escaping the Chupacabra, both wondering who is the Chupacabra now if its Jessie's father or uncle. Suzanne decides that she can not raise Jessie and hands her over to another family to raise her. Of course Jessie doesn't want this and is upset with Suzanne.

I really enjoyed reading about these two characters in this book. Both have suffered greatly being on their own. Things do not seem to be getting any better for them apart or together. We get introduced to a new group of characters some good and some not. I really liked James and Dale, I was hoping more of James and Suzanne.

 The romantic in me wants some more romance in a Western Horror book. I cant help it, Suzanne deserves her happy ending. We start this see this motherly side to Suzanne and she will probably end up taking on the job of raising Jessie.

We get some good interaction with the Chupacabra, not as much as in the first book, he seemed different in this book for some reason. We do discover some new interesting news on the Chupacabra. The ending was sad again for me in this book. But thanks again. Still reading the third installment and will be posting my review on that one too. Cant wait to find out how it all ends :)

Book 3:

Inside a small village within the Great Plains of Montana, a ritual initiated in blood will be performed. This ceremony has been executed only once before and will mark a rite of honor and justice. Commonly, the Assiniboine are a harmonious people with strong pride and passions, but turn to the spirits for vengeance when wronged. The tribe’s chief will summon the Great Spirit on behalf of his people, for no earthly man can make evil suffer
like a greater evil.

Legend of the Chupacabra finds Jessie and Suzanne living peacefully in Portland, Oregon, six years after they believed to have put an end to the curse of the chupacabra. But the women
come to learn of their failure and the futility of their sacrifices when a remarkable reunion brings horror back into their lives; only this time, what they face will be unlike any creature they've encountered. Legend of the Chupacabra marks the end of a trilogy but the continuation of a saga that will leave this moment of history drenched in blood.


This third installment starts six years later after Suzanne and Jessie again barley escaping and believing the chupacabra is dead. Now living in Portland both have grown very close. Suzanne now a teacher and Jessie working at a saloon, Jessie is still that same loud mouth tough girl from before, she hasn't changed one bit.

People start disappearing and Jessie starts to get the feeling that maybe the creature is back, then someone from their past comes into the saloon one night. Danny has traveled to Portland and is surprised to find Jessie and Suzanne, but Danny is hiding some very big secrets and all hell breaks loose in Portland.

We are also take a look into the summoning of this great spirit and we are introduced to another type of Chupacabra and one girl, who I felt just suffered so much to help her family too.

We get to find out even more on the Chupacabra on how it came to be and why it could be summoned. A lot of people died during this book and of course I was prepared for this, but through out this series I held on the hope that Suzanne, poor sweet Suzanne would at least get some sort of a happy ending and so when her time finally came I was shocked to say the least.

I really enjoyed this book, it was scary, gory with twits and turns, Michael Hebler gave us one great story and for that I thank you

And that ending WOW!!! Not expecting that. Cant wait to see want happens with Jessie and Danny in the next book. Would like to Thank Michael Hebler for gifting me these books for a honest review!!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

two great Dystopian reads!!!!

So last week I finished reading two great Dystopian genre books, one of my favorite genre. The first book is The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa, she is also the author to the Iron Fey series another great series, another favorite. This book, is the third and final book to the Blood of Eden series. So I advice you to read the first two books before reading this one. Here is a short synopsis for the three books.

Book 1:

Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins..

 To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness… Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters. +

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for… again.

Book 2:

She has done the unthinkable: died so that she might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever—and possibly end human and vampire existence.

There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago—and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time. Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further, and Allie must face another choice she could never have imagined having to make.

Book 3:

Vengeance will be hers. Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer. Monster.

 Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions - her creator Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal.

The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost - the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie. In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, her triumph will be short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.



So I have to say that I loved this series and I felt everything wrapped up well. Allie is such a kickass vampire. When you start off reading this book, you see Allie in a very dark place with the loss of Zeke, she wants revenge at all costs, she turns cold and lets the monster take over, Kanin tries to talk to Allie and warn her about letting the monster completely take over. Then there is Jackal and can I say one thing....I LOVE JACKAL.....

He is one badass cold hearted vampire but I love it!!! I loved how funny he was through out the series, he is my favorite character.

So there is some very big surprises in store, one very important character we thought is dead, is not really dead, just different in a sense. So we see Allie change come back to her less cold monster self and do what needs to be done. I felt Julie Kagawa really wrapped up this series well and I loved the ending. If you love Dystopian, zombies and Vampires with some kickass heroine this series is for you!!!!

So next book is Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, the first book is The Fifth Wave, here is  the synopsis this book.

Book 1:

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Book 2 Infinite Sea

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.



So much is going on with these characters, again we jump around to different characters, some new characters like Ringer, we actually get a lot of Ringer in this book we get to see what she went and is going through. To be honest I loved the first book more then this book, not saying this book wasn't great.

Cassie is dealing with the  possibility that Evan is dead and she struggles to deal with that. There is no way Evan can be dead. The group is now trying to survive and find a place to hide. When Ringer decides to take a solo mission, things do not go well, she is captured and now where she struggles to survive. I really felt for Ringer she goes through a lot and she opens her heart and soul.

I really wanted to see more of Cassie and Evan in this book. On the plus side we discover a huge and I mean huge details about the enemy here, I was not expecting that at all. Again great read, cant wait to read the third book!!!!

So if you are looking two really good series, here you go.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The theme of this spooktacular blog hop is: What Scares You?

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The Mine by John A. Heldt

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can't use, money he can't spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.


I would like to thank John A. Heldt  for gifting me this book for a honest review.

I really enjoyed this book, I really didn't know what to expect with Joel at first he did seem a bit cocky and carefree about everything, then he decides to go into an abandoned mine to explore and time travels back to 1941.

 As we continue to read on we really see Joel just go with the flow of his situation, he didn't freak out, he just kept on going, he is very smart and resourceful. Joel is such a great character, he starts this new life with some good people, including his teenage grandmother, we get a great group of characters here and we see Joel become really great friends with Tom. We really see Joel grow up, he starts to see life differently and he struggles with knowing what is coming and what is going to happen to some of his new friends especially with Tom, he wants to help but he doesn't want to mess with things that are meant to happen.

 Then you see Joel fall for Grace who is already engaged to someone else and you see Grace also fall for Joel and she has to make a big decision and  take a risk with Joel. I also loved that Joel was patient with Grace, he was such a gentleman. Everything is going so well for Joel and Grace at this point of the book, but then Joel really has to make a huge decision to stay there with Grace and live out the rest of his life in 1941 or go back to his time.

I was so nervous towards the end of the book, when things start to wrap up, I was crying for Tom, Grace and Joel. I loved how this ended, a beautiful ending, very well written with great characters.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Eternity Can Wait by Paula Bell

“Eternity Can Wait” by Paula Bell “Eternity Can Wait” is a magical, Young Adult novella. Part paranormal romance, part modern-day fairy tale, it’s a story full of danger, hope, and love.

Jilted by her boyfriend and abandoned by her best friend, Jenny’s summer is shaping up to be a complete disaster. Even her college plans have been wrecked by her ex-boyfriend and the blonde cheerleader he dumped her for. Jenny is facing the prospect of not only a miserable summer, but also a long and unexpected gap year alone. The only thing that gets her off the sofa and out of the house is the thought of visiting her aunt, and meeting up with some old friends out of town.

Jenny’s journey doesn’t run smoothly. With her car abandoned at the roadside in the middle of nowhere, she faces a choice. Does she head back home, or should she take a risk and continue on foot through the notorious woods she’s grown up hearing so many eerie stories about? A mysterious stranger steps in to help her. When Jenny finds out who, and what he really is, nothing will ever be the same for her again.


Christian took her into the woods away from the village. They came to a small clearing, where beautiful flowers and lilac bushes grew. The air carried the fresh scent of fir and pine. The forest was glowing in gold and green under the bright sunlight. Jenny walked slowly, trying to absorb every moment. There was a sunny place, where some flowers were crestfallen. They looked as if they would fade soon. Jenny felt sadness at the sight. Christian noticed it in her eyes, and walked slowly to the flowers. He reached out his hand to them. They suddenly stood up as if they had been moved by an invisible force, and they looked fresh again. Jenny couldn’t believe her eyes.

“You are taking my breath away!” she said, astonished. “I am sorry!” He looked at her with concern. “No, that’s nice! How did you revive the flowers?” “I have the gift to heal, but it’s not strong enough.” “Can you heal people?” “Yes, if they haven’t been hurt too badly.” *****


I would love to thank Paula Bell for gifting me this book for a honest review.

So where do I begin, well I wish it would of been  longer but that's how novella's go. So we are introduced to Jenny dealing with her breakup and just not doing a good job at it. Then she decides to take a trip to visit her aunt, of course things do not go as planned and she runs out of gas and she decides to walk the rest of the way through a forest.

While walking she falls and meets Christian, she right away notices he is different by the way he is dressed and talks. Christian being a nice guy offers to walk with her the rest of the way, they hit it off right away too. Then they are attacked and during one of these attacks he finally reveal what he is and that his family is the same way.

So while I enjoyed this novella and the characters, I was struggling with some internal conflicts while a lot happen throughout the book, not a lot happened, okay you are probably confused now. We get to read about these two characters meet and fall in love and it just worked out. I felt it was just too easy, there really was no conflict at all. Jenny never thought twice about anything, she just got out of a relationship where she gave up a lot and now she is BAM in love and jumps right in. I felt so much more could of happened.  I am really hoping that this is just a short intro to a longer in depth story about Christian and Jenny. I also felt Christian was just to perfect, maybe its just me. I need more!!!! But please don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this book and would love to continue reading if there is a series. Thanks again.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Book Review!!!!!

Essence of TimeEssence of Time by Angel Musk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was gifted to me for a honest review. Thank you

We are taken back to the eighteenth century, we are introduced to Peter and Linda Willows a young married couple living in Kentucky on their farm, life seems to be going well for the couple especially with the news that they are going to be parents. Then Peter is offered an opportunity oversees to help their country and he can not resist and decides to leave his pregnant wife and go.

Luckly Linda is not left alone, with help from a midwife and two young boys she is able to run the farm, but she is very sad and worried about Peter leaving. Peter hopes to be back in time for the birth of their baby, sadly things do not go as planned and while in France things turn ugly and he must go in hiding with his guide Seamus. Linda also awaits the arrival of her twin sister Clara who lives in England. We see the love they have for each other and they keep in touch very well over the years. Then things turn for the worst and tragic stikes, I was shocked that this actually happened. I loved that we get different POV's we jump from Clara, Peter and Linda, we get to know these characters well. I do not want to say to much to give what happens away. But great story, good ending.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book Release!!! Sorry its a little late, but better late then never!!!



The first book in the series, KILLING SARAI, will be on sale for a limited time for $1.99 (Kindle and Nook) starting October 1st.

Book #4
In the Company of Killers
Adult Crime/Suspense/Mystery
Released October 1, 2014

Victor Faust’s new Order is growing. Business is good as there is no rest for the wicked in an underground world of hardcore criminals and contract killing. Relationships among the operatives have changed little over the past year—but things are about to change now, and all six high-ranking members of the new Order will be blindsided by an unlikely enemy. Loved ones whose only ties to Victor’s organization are their relationships with its members, are abducted. The price to get them back safely—the six must confess their deepest, darkest secret to this mysterious young woman named Nora, who is as deadly as she is beautiful, and who seems to know more about each of them than they know about each other. And although no one has any clue about who Nora really is, it becomes clear that she also isn’t who she appears to be. So much more is at stake than secrets and the lives of innocent loved ones; with each member that Nora forces to confess, the truth about their dark pasts and their present objectives will cast suspicion, pit some against each other, and may tear others apart. Before the game is over everyone will know who this woman is and why she is here, but the damage she will leave in her wake could be the beginning of the new Order’s destruction. Whose dark secret will be the darkest of all? And can Victor’s Order survive any of them?

NOTE: SEEDS OF INIQUITY is NOT a prequel about Fredrik Gustavsson as previously stated. It is a brand new present day book.    
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About the Author
J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads    photo AToMRPRomotionslogo_zps7a14e565.png

Five Fun Facts about J.A. Redmerski –

  1. I have such a strong sense of smell that I can smell the toxins and sickness coming off a person’s body who is running a fever. Honestly, I’m surprised I’ve not been whisked away to a lab somewhere to be studied.
2. My family has always called me ‘Jessie’.
3. I’m a sucker for an emotional love story, but you would never guess it by the books I typically read and the movies and television shows I watch. Dexter, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones—and my all-time favorite movie is Fight Club!
4. I have a mild case of OCD and hypochondria.
5. Years ago, I used to have dreams about fires and if I ever had them three nights in a row, something close to me would catch fire on the fourth day!

Five Fun Facts about In the Company of Killers –
  1. Victor Faust speaks seven languages fluently: German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Hungarian, Arabic and English.
2. I molded Victor Faust’s character almost entirely from actor Michael Fassbender!
3. Izabel, when she was Sarai in Mexico, pulled one of her own wisdom teeth out with a pair of pliers because she had no way of getting dental care.
4. One of my favorite characters in the entire series is Javier Ruiz.
5. Niklas was supposed to die in book 1, but I liked him too much.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Brew Bash Tour, book release by David Estes

I 'am so excited to be able to participate in this blog tour!!!! Big fan, cant wait to read this new series!!!

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-wielding neighbor with a mysterious past saves Rhett from becoming another casualty of the massacre and teaches him the skills he needs to survive in this new world.


Rhett is broken, his normal high school life of book blogging and football playing shoved in a witch-apocalyptic blender. The only thing he has left is his burning desire for revenge. Armed with his new witch hunting skills and a loyal, magic powered dog named Hex, he sets out into the unknown with one mission: hunt and destroy those who took away everyone he ever loved.


But Rhett isn’t just a witch hunter; He has secrets of his own that he has yet to discover, secrets that his enemies will stop at nothing to keep him from.


And discovering the truth about himself is the human race’s only hope.

Revenge. That’s all  that’s left for witch hunter Rhett Carter. The magic-born have stripped  everything from him - killed his friends, cursed his warlock father,  shattered his future - leaving him bare and broken, but not dead. Their  mistake.


When Rhett and Laney are suddenly thrust in different  directions, Rhett must decide who to trust and who to kill. Backed by  his trusty canine sidekick Hex, Rhett will embark on his deadliest  mission yet, one that will lead him directly toward those who want him  dead, pushing his unique resistance to magic to the edge and back again  as he tries to remove his father’s curse.


Separated from Rhett,  Laney seeks to understand the strange changes to her sister, Trish,  who’s believed to be the last living Clairvoyant, and what role she’s  destined to play in the future of humankind.


Wrapped around  everything are four major groups: the Necromancers, the Changelings, the  witch hunters, and New America, the remnants of humanity. When the  major forces are brought together for an epic battle, the fate of the  world hangs in the balance.
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David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and  then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney,  Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream  location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the  children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in  June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele.  David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when  no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and  prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.



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