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Friday, August 7, 2015

Book Review of Onyx Webb

Book Review of Onyx Webb
Sponsored by Virtual Author Book Tour

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Onyx Webb by Richard Fenton & Andrea Walz: 


 The original edition (Episode One), published last year has 47 review on Amazon with a rating of 4.7/5.  Wow!

 This brand new edition includes 'Episodes 1, 2, & 3) and already has 15 reviews with a 4.7 Amazon rating. Like I said, if you love paranormal romance & suspense, this is the book for you!

  Onyx Webb would be rated PG-13 if it were a movie.

Publisher: Courage Crafters Inc. (March 17, 2015)
Category: Paranormal Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural Thriller
Tour Date: August & September, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook,  224 Pages

The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series.

Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each character's story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

Praise for Onyx Webb:

 "There isn't a page that doesn't hold our attention."-Grady Harp, Amazon Reviewer Hall of Fame

"There's only one problem with the book Onyx Webb - it was over too soon. When I finished the last word, I was ready for the next book, but it's not out yet - bummer for me and all the other readers who enjoyed this story!
The authors' writing style is descriptive and visual, which makes the story flow well, and the characters are interesting and well developed. The author does a good job of capturing the essence of each time period so that the reader knows where and more importantly when the characters are living. The story so far covers the 1900s, 1970s and 2000s, so there are marked differences in most aspects of the characters' lives. Even with the different years represented it's not confusing for the reader, possibly because each character is so distinct, which lets the reader identify character with time period.
While this is billed as a ghost story, it's more than that since the characters are so interesting, and I think this will appeal to a wider reading audience than just ghost story lovers or mystery lovers.
I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment to this compelling story."-Robin Surface, Amazon Reviewer

"I loved this book! Couldn't put it down. Great writing and totally believable characters. The story lines move along so well and in some form or fashion begin to tie into each other. I am anxiously awaiting the next book."-Alicia, Goodreads Reviewer

"Wow! That's an understatement, though. Onyx Webb is one of those books that you just don't want to put down because it grabs you from the beginning and keeps you wanting more. Not only do you get one story, you get three! And they are all told in different times, like the 1900s, 1970s, and in the current, 2000s. So you get three different points of view, and at first you're thinking "What does this have to do with that?" But then you see it, and it's like, WHOA! Of the three different story lines, they all connect in some way, and it's pretty cool to see how it does.
This is such a good book!! You just have to read it. It's really cool how authors Waltz and Fenton bring all of the story lines that span over time, together to all fit.
I highly recommend this book! And it's just Book 1, so I'm really hoping Book 2 is already in the works because I am anxious to see what happens next!!"-Ella Marie, Reading Is a Way Of Life

"Amazing! This is one of the best books I've read in a long time!"-Melanie, Fang-Freakin-Tastic Reviews

About Andrea Waltz & Richard Fenton:
 
Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are best known as the authors of the #1 Amazon Sales & Selling book, Go for No!  They are professional speakers who travel internationally speaking to audiences about how to overcome fear of failure and rejection.  Although they have written several business books over the last fifteen years, Onyx Webb is their first fictional series. 

They are married and manage to write to together while staying happily married, a fact they are very proud of. Richard and Andrea live in Central Florida along with their cat, Courage.

Website: www.OnyxWebb.com

Review: 

This is a very strange story.  It jumps from person to person with varying chapters jumping back to previous characters.  Truthfully I’m not sure the point of the story, although it seems to be about how ghosts can look and act like real people.  While it is very interesting, I’m still confused about what the point is.

The story lines are distinct and yet intertwined. 

I give this story 3 out of 5 clouds for good writing.



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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Book Review of Sidhe

Book Review of Sidhe
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About the Book
 
Title: Sidhe (The Incubus Saga – Book Three)

Author: Amanda Meuwissen

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Gay Romance

Nathan Grier returns from the Veil a changed man. The consequences of his time with Malak, the dark sidhe king, and the deal made to free him may be more than he can bear. The weakening of the Veil and new enemies foretell of a greater battle still ahead. With Nathan’s brother Jim now an Awakened changeling, and Nathan’s role in Malak’s plans finally revealed, Nathan’s love for fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, may not be enough to save him after all.







The Previous Books in the Series

Incubus (The Incubus Saga - Book 1)


Nathan Grier only ever wanted a normal life, but for him, life, family, and love are anything but normal. On the other side of the Veil, dark and light fae exist outside the knowledge of most humans. Nathan was born human, but his twin brother Jim is a changeling. On the run since they were children, time for both of them is running out. Turning to fae hunter Sasha Kelly for help, Nathan must soon face his growing feelings for the other man while trying to save himself and his brother from a fate worse than death.

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Changeling (The Incubus Saga - Book 2)


Nathan Grier’s dark fae bounty looms overhead. As he faces the very real threat of becoming a slave to the bounty’s owner, his brother Jim uses his changeling abilities more and more trying to save him. Every changeling throughout history turns evil once their powers manifest, meaning time may be running out for both of them as Jim nears True Awakening. Fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, is prophesized to save Nathan, but while Nathan has embraced his feelings for the other man, he fears their time together will be cut short—either from his impending fate…or Jim’s.



Author Bio

Amanda Meuwissen is the author of The Incubus Saga and the novelette The Collector. She also serves as COO and Managing Editor for BigWorldNetwork.com. She oversees editing and series selection, and is featured as a narrator for several BWN audiobooks and series. Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cats, Helga and Sasha (no connection to the incubus of the same name).

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Book Excerpts

“Nathan, it’s us,” Sasha tried to say calmly, inching closer with hands held up in seeming surrender.  Jim did the same.
Nathan knew he had to be a pitiable sight with that weakly held knife, but he’d use it, damn it, he would.  Somehow he’d use it. 
His back hit the corner of the room. 
“Playing that game?” Nathan scoffed. “I know better.  You haven’t been them in…in so long, I…I don’t even remember.  I don’t remember…”
“Nathan,” Jim pleaded, moving closer with one hand outstretched.  He looked so strange to Nathan, almost believable with those dark blue eyes so caring, so concerned.  “I can’t imagine what it must have been like, but it’s over.  You’re not in the Veil anymore.  We got you out.  You’re safe.  With us.”
“Please believe us, Nathan,” Sasha said. “Just look at us.”  He gestured to himself; to Jim.  Sasha too looked so normal, so honest and how Nathan remembered him.  “It’s really us.  You’re safe, Nathan.  Please recognize us…”
He recognized them.  But it had to be a trick.  Another damn trick like all the others. 
“I gave you what you wanted,” Nathan said again.  He was so cold.  Nothing looked right.  Nothing felt right.  He couldn’t understand why this was happening when he had finally given in.
“Nathan, it’s us,” Sasha said more firmly, like maybe Nathan just couldn’t hear them.
“Malak took you and we’re so sorry,” Jim said. “We wish we could have gotten you out sooner, but you have to know us.  Please tell me you still know us…”
“Malak…?” Nathan glared at the false images before him, knife still held firm, warning them not to get closer.  “It had nothing to do with that, you know that, you know.  I didn’t…I didn’t go to the Veil.”
Jim and Sasha stopped their progression toward him, their eyes wide and disbelieving.  They shared a pained look, not knowing what to say until finally Jim spoke, slow and gentle.
“Nathan, don’t you remember?  Malak said killing the spriggan instead of banishing it broke the deal. That’s why we couldn’t win, why we couldn’t save you.  You went to the Veil, Nathan.  You’ve been in the Veil.  But you’re out now.  I don’t know what Malak did to you there, but we got you out.”
It almost made sense, as if a second reality were trying to push into Nathan’s mind: memories of what Jim was saying, memories he knew weren’t fabrications, and yet…how could he remember things happening two different ways?
The Veil?  Had that been the Veil?  To him it had felt like life.

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Review: 


            This book was an interesting take on the supernatural world and the war between good and evil.  It took fae, the devil, and God and shook it all up and stood it on its head.  The story is a good mix of fantasy, romance, and adventure.

            I would recommend reading all three books in order, but you can follow the story even if you only read Sidhe. 

            I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds.



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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Book Review of Between Two Worlds

Book Review of Between Two Worlds
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About the Book


 Title: Beween Two Worlds

Author: Christy Santo

Genre: Time Travel

Rebecca dreams her present time and lives her past.


It is 2006 and Indiana University graduate student Rebecca Harrison attends a Halloween party. Unknown to her she will have her world turned upside down when she leaves it. An unexpected accident rips her from 2006 Indiana and abandons her in 1983 Fanwood, New Jersey her hometown. She struggles to relive the past and exist as another woman with the same name and birthday as her. Can she find a way to return to her present time or will her past become her future?

Author Bio

Christy Santo was born and raised in Fanwood, New Jersey.  She has lived in Bloomington, IN since 2002 and runs her family's Internet retail business. Between Two Worlds, is her second book and she is currently working on a third book.  



Links

Twitter: @CJSTheWrite
Amazon Author Central at this link:http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00J8ULVO2 (US) 
Amazon Author Central http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00J8ULVO2 (UK)
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Giveaway

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Book Excerpts


This night I dream just like the night before. Once again, I see myself in a hospital bed.  The traction is present, and so is the swelling, but this time I notice it is down. My mom sits nearby in a chair with Pastor Tommy sitting next to her. I can tell mom is quite upset but her tone of voice is surprisingly controlled as she speaks with the Pastor. 

“I know it was an accident. The young man was preoccupied when he exited the dorm house, but I wish he had chosen to look up to see if he was alone. He knew there was a party on the other side of the house, and people would be coming and going. Knowing this, how could he not have checked? It wouldn't have taken much time - mere seconds to see Rebecca was on the stairs,” my mom says angrily.

“Yes, it wouldn't have taken long, but in hindsight, many of us don't consider looking ahead as we head out the door. This time this act led to an unfortunate accident. Rebecca got lucky he immediately called for help,” says Pastor Tommy in his comforting Georgian drawl.

“At least she is alive, thank goodness.” My mom pauses several moments before saying, "There is so much swelling, and her neck bones - who knows if she will keep the movement in her legs. The surgeon told me the swelling has to go down before he can do surgery. For days it has been waiting and more waiting!” New tears form and drop from her eyes. Seconds later the hospital room fades, and I awake to the alarm clock going off. 


Review: 

            This was an interesting take on time travel.  I have never read a book where the person traveled to where they had lived before.  Usually this is taboo in time travel, but this book covered it in an interesting manner.

            I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.



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