Review of The Fire’s Dawn…

 The Fire’s Dawn in Winter’s Break
by Michael Weber
5 of 5 Stars

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Book Description:

The world has sat in darkness for years, but the fires of determination are burning, waiting to be released. The sun has returned and the reign of winter is over. An ancient people are growing in strength and making preparations for the right moment to strike. That moment has come. Their leader, Festero, uses the powerful relics to help secure his twisted domain over all. But hope remains for the emergence of the rival power. Banded together in their bid to overcome the rising threat, it will take the combined effort of all to stop Festero and secure their freedom from tyranny. Who will emerge victorious? The fate of the free world rests in this struggle for power and control: will victory over Festero mean peace, or does absolute power corrupt absolutely? Join the adventure as the story unfolds…

My Review
5 of 5 Stars

“Much to my disappointment, you have all fallen victim, but much to my pleasure you all will learn a valuable lesson today.” ~ The Fire’s Dawn in Winter’s Break by Michael Weber

In a world were the living survive in a constant winter, most have only heard stories of sunlight.  One day a group of hunters spot a break in the clouds, giving way to sunlight that hasn’t been seen in generations.  With haste, a man of the party rushes to their camp, bringing everyone to see the light of the sun. After the group arrives, a girl, Adalina, runs to the light.  She knows the time has come, sharing her knowledge with the camp, of the coming changes to their world.  Of a place they must go, to make a new life where they will prosper.  Of the steps they must make to be safe from the coming Festrousi who would kill and enslave them.

For a captivating story of adventure, magic, and wonder, The Fire’s Dawn in Winter’s Break will not disappoint you.  The characters come to life, the landscapes and structures will appear before your eyes, sounds of battle will reach your ears, and your emotions will change with the mood of the story.  Weber’s writing will mesmerize you in this magical world he has created.  If you love unique stories of magic, kingdoms, love, and adventure, this epic first novel, The Fire’s Dawn in Winter’s Break by Michael Weber, is a must read.

The details in this book kept me from setting it down.  With a love for architecture, building, travel, and a good book, this story really pulled me in.  I adore a book that is so well told I can see it play out around me, as if I am a part of it and Weber does just that.  I’m reading it for the third time and am truly looking forward to the next book in the series.

Buy Links:

Kindle Edition  |  Paperback Edition

Media Links:

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Sacrifice
Book Three of the Gryphon Series
by Stacey Rourke

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Summary

Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there is any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling itís that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything sheís ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear.

As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there is no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception?

Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding Conduit-style!

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My Review

Love, Loss, Mystery, Humor,
Kick-Butt Action, Mythological Power,
This book has it all!

Review: 5 of 5 Stars!

Sacrifice is the third book in the Gryphon Series by Stacey Rourke.  After reading downloading my copy of Sacrifice it didn’t take me long to finish reading it.  I had to feed my starving mind with the words after waiting so long since Embrace.  Let me first say, Stacey knows how to satisfy her readers…and making them beg for more.

This story is full of emotional pain in different forms for the conduit and her team.  The experiences are heart wrenching. The characters have grown since the last book both with their skills and their survival while grieving, which is necessary in their line of life.  After the cliffhanger of book two, the reader doesn’t know what Celeste is so scared of.  I must say, it wasn’t what I was expecting, but let me tell you, it definitely makes the story awesome.

Something I love about Stacey’s books is how she tells the love stories.  She writes of kissing, holding hands, blushing, charming talk, having a shoulder to cry on, and doesn’t get into the “details” of their personal experiences… those are my favorite romances to read about. There are times I just want to hit some sense into Rowan’s head, and other times I want to kiss him.  The love triangle is definitely a good one and I can see it going either way.

Stacey really knows how to write a mystery into her stories and have all the pieces fall into place at the end.  With each book in the series it just keeps getting better and better.  The twists are unexpected and placed in just the right places, not fully clicking together until the end is near.  On top of that, the puzzle gets bigger as more questions arise.  Continuing from the first two books, the plot flows fluently, with no holes, and a direct path that doesn’t leave the reader lost trying to grasp what is happening.  In this book however, there is a mystery at the end you may or may not realize.  I certainly did and had a fictional heart attack in worry over what might take place in book four.

Sacrifice has a cliffhanger thrice as shocking as Embrace and The Conduit.  At the last words I mentally screamed “NO!!!!!” I really hope I get the chance to read book four soon because I NEED to KNOW!  Another Phenomenal job Stacey! 5 gold stars!

Purchase Links

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Character Feature: Alaina

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She first appeared to the Garrett kids as a beautiful winged vixen sent to lead them toward their callings as their Spirit Guide. Alaina was to remain aloof, to guide but not get involved. That all changed when she met Gabe, the oldest Garrett. For him she would risk what the Council that governs her proclaims is forbiddenóa relationship with a mortal. For their love she will be ridiculed and cast from the only home she has known for centuries. Now her mortality is restored and she must find a way to blend in to this frightening new world.

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About the Author, Stacey Rourke

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012.

Stacey

Stacey Rourke is the author of the Gryphon Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects.

Social Media Links

www.staceyrourke.com
Facebook Page
Twitter @Rourkewrites

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Other Books by Stacey Rourke

The Conduit
Book One in the Gryphon Series
By Stacey Rourke

The Conduit

All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for.  And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met.  Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.
While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon.  She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop.  Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone.  With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves.  Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.

Excerpt:

“Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, ‘Bring it’.”

Embrace
Book Two in the Gryphon Series
By Stacey Rourke

EmbraceWhether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms  with being  the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky,  between intense training  sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know  at what cost it would come. That is,  until a dear friend is harmed by the  malicious forces hunting her.
Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.

Excerpt: (I chose this excerpt because I can just imagine hearing Celeste say it to herself and it so incredibly awesome.  Makes humiliating yourself in front of a guy not seem so bad in comparison.)

With narrowed eyes, he peered past me to the counter.  ”Ya sure it’s broken?  Sounds like it’s on now.”
I turned my head in the direction of the counter.  He was right, something was whirring.  I could hear it, too.  But it wasn’t coming from the counter, or the DOA cappuccino machine.   It was closer than that.  Close enough that I could feel the vibration in my chest. 
Oh, sweet-mother-of-all-that’s-good-and-pure, IT’S ME!! I’m purring!

The Sidekick Chronicles
A Gryphon Series Novella
by Stacey Rourke

Gryphon seriesCeleste isn’t the only member of the Garrett family whose life changed when destiny called. Every sidekick has their tale and in this Gryphon Series short the spotlight is turned on Kendall, Grams and even Gabe. Get an inside look at the hilarious stress that goes along with being a…sidekick.

Sidekicks…ya can’t live with ‘em and you’d probably die horribly without ‘em.

Purchase Links

       Amazon                                       Barnes and Nobel     

The Conduit                                         The Conduit

Embrace                                               Embrace

Sidekick Chronicles                           Sidekick Chronicles

 

 

 

 

 

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Gryphon Series Blog Tour

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Welcome to today’s blog stop on the Gryphon’s Series Blog Tour with author Stacey Rourke.  I had the delightful opportunity to read The Conduit, Embrace, and interview Stacey Rourke.  In this post you will learn about the amazing author behind the Gryphon Series and read my reviews on the two books I read by her.  I hope you’ll enjoy todays stop.  You’ll find ebook buy links and the schedule at the bottom of the post if you’d like to visit previous stops and future stops.

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About Author Stacey Rourke
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012.

Stacey Rourke is the author of the Gryphon Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects.

Where to Connect with Stacey

Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stacey-Rourke/
or on Twitter @Rourkewrites

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My Review with Stacey Rourke

Hello Stacey.  Thank you for giving me the chance to interview you for The Gryphon Series Blog Hop.  I’m just going to jump right in with the interview questions.  What is your favorite drink to accompany writing?
Sweet Tea!

Cool, refreshing, and sweet.  Now I want some.  I’ll be right back.  — AshleyNicole goes to the kitchen to gets some sweet tea…then decides on cinnamon apple spice hot tea with honey instead.—  I’m back, next question.  Is there one thing about life that truly fascinates you?
That miracles really do happen.

That they do.  What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Coffee creamer, left over pizza, fresh fruits, and veggies, oh and pickles!

I love pickles!  Okay, away from the subject of food before I leave to make a three course dinner.  *wink* Tell me a clean joke.
Polar Bear walks into a bar and says to the bartender “I’ll have a rum and………………………………………………………………………….coke.”

Bartender says, “What’s with the big pause?”
Polar Bear says, “I don’t know, I’ve always had them.”

That is probably the best clean joke I’ve heard in a long time and I may be slightly biased.  I love polar bears so that just made the joke ten times better. I’d love to travel and see some one day.  Speaking of travel, what is the most interesting trip you’ve ever taken?
All trips are interesting if you people watch at airports! I once saw a lady in a full body leopard print spandex outfit. Now THAT is interesting! She voluntarily left the house like that!

That IS interesting.  I can’t imagine wearing a full body spandex outfit, let alone being leopard print.  Maybe she was a Therianthrope?  Anyways…  I’ll get to the serious questions now. 😉  What inspired the Gryphon Series?
It was shortly after I had my daughters. Something about being the mother to two little girls opened my eyes to how few strong female role models the entertainment industry gives to our youth. One night I had a dream; it was the scene toward the end of Conduit where the hand comes out of the orchestra pit. It was such a real dream that it I NEEDED to flesh it out and breathe life into it. That was the birth of my series.

It’s amazing how children can inspire us and we definitely need more depictions of strong female roles.  How do you come up with your book titles?
My book titles are actually wildly unimaginative and completely straight forward. Hah! The Conduit- the main character IS the conduit of the Gryphon; the one being on earth chosen to possess all the powers the creature holds. Embrace- Celeste embraces her role as the chosen one. Sacrifice-again it’s pretty self-explanatory once you read it. Apparently I use up all my creativity writing and go basic for the titles.

Yes, I can see where the titles came from while reading the books, but they are great titles and are intriguing nevertheless.  Do you have any writers you consider to be your mentor(s)?
I look up to so many writers, but I really don’t have a mentor. Creativity spawns creativity so I find just immersing myself in the works of others inspires me. That said if Willow Cross would let me be her Padawan I could totally jump at the chance.

Who designed your book covers?
Actually that is a team project. Each cover in the Gryphon Series has an original art piece in it created by Crystal Ord. From there I give that to my cover artist KC Designs and she integrates the picture into whatever new fangled idea I’ve come up with. Lucky for me they both seem capable of reading my mind.

I love how you all contributed to the cover, incorporating hand drawn art. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in creating your books?
As the story of the Gryphon Series has progressed the plot seems to get deeper and more complex, which is to be expected. The challenge for me has been to maintain the same level of humor that fans have come to know and love. Hopefully I’m succeeding!

The humor makes the characters seem witty and I love it.  Makes me wish I could comes up with things to say like that, but I always come up with what to say after the fact.  *Ashley laughs at the thought* What have you learned in your writing experience thus far?
That there is always more to learn.

True, true.  When did you first think, “I’m a writer?”
Just now when you called me that. I am?!

Absolutely!  You’re a great writer!  What goals do you have in the writing world?
To take over the world!!! Bwahahahaha!!! Or … just get more people to read my books.

Do you have a dream that you hope your writing will lead to?
Let me tell you a little secret, any author that says they DON’T want either of those things is a big, liar. Seriously, check and see if their pants are on fire. Would I like a movie deal or to make a best sellers list? Darn skippy I would. But if I don’t? I have a job I love, following my passion. I’m a pretty frickin’ lucky girl.

Thank you for sharing that secret with us *winks*  What do you hope readers will take from reading your books?
There are so many books full of dark emotional angst out there I hope my books remind them it’s okay to lighten up and laugh! In addition to that the underlining message in the entire Gryphon Series is that there is a hero in each of us. In hard times we just have to dig deep to have the strength we need to overcome. We can all be the hero of our own story.

Your message definitely makes it through when I read your books.  Thank you so much Stacey for the interview!  I look forward to reading Sacrifice!

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Reviews by Me

The Conduit
Book One in the Gryphon Series
By Stacey Rourke

The Conduit

 Synopsis:

All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for.  And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met.  Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world.
While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon.  She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop.  Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone.  With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves.  Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes face-to-face with an image that will haunt them forever—their grandmother in a leopard print bikini.

Excerpt:

“Okay, little side note here. If a psychopathic killer asks if you want to see a trick, say no. That’s the smart thing to do. I, on the other hand, responded, ‘Bring it’.”

My Review: 5 of 5 stars

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Embrace
Book Two in the Gryphon Series
By Stacey Rourke

 Embrace

Synopsis:

Whether she likes it or not, eighteen year old Celeste Garrett has come to terms  with being  the Chosen One. She knew having a “normal life” would be tricky,  between intense training  sessions and epic demonic battles, but she didn’t know  at what cost it would come. That is,  until a dear friend is harmed by the  malicious forces hunting her.
Now, she’d like nothing more than to retreat into a hermit lifestyle to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. But startling revelations, amazing new abilities, and mortifying moments in front of insanely hot guys won’t allow time for that. Soon, Celeste finds herself surrounded by darkness and wondering who she can trust—if anyone.

Excerpt: (I chose this excerpt because I can just imagine hearing Celeste say it to herself and it so incredibly awesome.  Makes humiliating yourself in front of a guy not seem so bad in comparison.)

With narrowed eyes, he peered past me to the counter.  “Ya sure it’s broken?  Sounds like it’s on now.”
I turned my head in the direction of the counter.  He was right, something was whirring.  I could hear it, too.  But it wasn’t coming from the counter, or the DOA cappuccino machine.   It was closer than that.  Close enough that I could feel the vibration in my chest. 
Oh, sweet-mother-of-all-that’s-good-and-pure, IT’S ME!! I’m purring!

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Other Books by Stacey

The Sidekick Chronicles
A Gryphon Series Novella
by Stacey Rourke

Gryphon series

Synopsis:

Celeste isn’t the only member of the Garrett family whose life changed when destiny called. Every sidekick has their tale and in this Gryphon Series short the spotlight is turned on Kendall, Grams and even Gabe. Get an inside look at the hilarious stress that goes along with being a…sidekick.

Sidekicks…ya can’t live with ’em and you’d probably die horribly without ’em.

A Review Coming Soon!

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Coming Soon!

Sacrifice
Book Three in the Gryphon Series
By Stacey Rourke

Sacrifice

Synopsis:

Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear.

As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception?

Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style.

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eBook Purchase Links

Amazon                                                             Barnes and Noble

The Conduit                                                      The Conduit

Embrace                                                           Embrace

The Sidekick Chronicles                                   The Sidekick Chronicles

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Previous Stops in the Gryphon Series Blog Tour

Autumn Nauling | Angie EdwardsKymberlee Burks-MillerBeth Calloway EdwardsBecky JohnsonAndrea CoventryRaeBeth BudaBrandy Jeffus Corona

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Future Stops in the Gryphon Series Blog Tour

MaryAnn InabinetTejasvini RaoAllana KephartAmanda EdmundsCasse NaRomeStacey Rourke

A New Era

We Survived the End of the World!

"It's the end of the world..." by scary-teddyDigital Art / Photomanipulation / People

“It’s the end of the world…” by scary-teddy
Digital Art / Photomanipulation / People

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News of the Mayan Calendar, the I Ching, and even the bible, predicting the end of the world or start of a new era spread like wild fire.  Some went above and beyond to prepare for the apocalypse by building and stocking bunkers with food, water, fire arms, etc… Today is December 21st, 2012 and despite the fact today is the end of the world, I feel fine.

Pending Apocalypse

"TO SEE THE END OF THE WORLD" by RadActPhotoDigital Art / Photomanipulation / Emotional

“TO SEE THE END OF THE WORLD” by RadActPhoto
Digital Art / Photomanipulation / Emotional

 

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How about you? Any drastic changes? Any apocalyptic news for the day?
I’ve seen some things on the news about snow storms and tornadoes.  Although these can be tragic,  they are acts of nature that happen daily around the world in different forms. I doubt it actually has to do with the end of the world.
One show on the study of the pending Apocalypse says that the Mayan calendar was a little different than the one we have today so the end of the world will actually be Sunday, but I have a feeling Monday is going to come as it always does.

At least there are plenty of fiction books on the subject that are fantastic reads!  They may even give you some survival ideas if something does happen.  I know The Last Survivors series gave me some great ideas.

A New Era

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“Brand New Day” by FrozenStarRo
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If today marks the day of a new era what would you call this new era?  What social, economic, etc… changes do you think will happen in this new era?  This could be a fun writing prompt.  Create your own new world.  Decide how mankind will move forward.  The Dawn of a New Age.  What will it be known for?  Feel free to share your ideas or leave a link to your story if you write one.

Note: I will not get in an argument over religious views of the rapture, scientific evidence that the sun is going to swallow the earth whole, or other such ideas.  Whether things things happen or not, I don’t think they are going to happen in this life time, and if they do, there is no use arguing about them.

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Books I Recommend

Do you want a list of books to read related to the End of the World as We Know it?  Then I suggest The Last Survivors series by Susan Beth Pfeffer.  Here are the three books and their descriptions.  I loved them all!  Really great reads.

Life As We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life As We Knew It

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open.
High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, the way “one marble hits another.” The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintry in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

get it on Amazon

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The Dead and the Gone
by Susan Beth Pfeffer

The Dead and the Gone

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event–an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex’s parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle.
With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.

Get it on Amazon

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This World We Live In
by Susan Beth Pfeffer

this world we live in

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce.

The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

Get it on Amazon

 

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Do you like a paranormal twist to your apocalypse?  Then check out the Oceans of Red volumes by Willow Cross.

Rise of the Demons
Oceans of Red Volume One
by Willow Cross

Rise of the Demons by Willow Cross

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

By 2015 the streets of Los Angeles have been transformed from a thriving metropolis to a hostile world ravaged by demons bent on assimilating the human race. Standing between this total apocalypse of humanity and their chance for survival is 19 year old Remy Martin.

A warrior in her own right, trained to think on her feet and kill if the situation requires, she is flanked by her older brother and younger sister.  Together, they devise a plan to take back the streets.  Against the wishes of their father, who commands the resistance forces, they venture into unknown realms of the supernatural in a race against time with the fate of the entire world in their young hands.

Join them on their mission into darkness where death lies around every corner, it is virtually impossible to distinguish your enemies from your allies, and a single mistake could result in the annihilation of everyone you’ve ever known and loved.

Get it on Amazon

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Demon Evolution
Oceans of Red Volume Two
by Willow Cross

Demon Evolution by Willow Cross

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

Remy’s saga continues as the siblings uncover a sinister plot to not only posses the human race, but to replace them entirely. Will she accept her destiny and learn to control the new-found power within her?

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Now that you have some more books on your To Be Read List, I’m going to get back to working on Women’s Island.  Thanks for stopping by!

“Beware pots and pans…”

“Beware post and pans, Remy’s out for blood!.” – Demon Evolution

Demon Evolution by Willow Cross
Oceans of Red – Volume Two

A SEGMENT FOR THE INDIE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: WILLOW CROSS

Demon Evolution by Willow Cross

Demon Evolution by Willow Cross

Synopsis:

Remy’s saga continues as the siblings uncover a sinister plot to not only posses the human race, but to replace them entirely. Will she accept her destiny and learn to control the new-found power within her?

My Review:

5 of 5 stars – Another Mini Masterpiece!

Remy really grows into her own skin in volume two of Oceans of Red and Willow knows just how to build all the characters up.  It’s entrancing to read how they’ve changed and what plans they have for the future.  I absolutely love this installment and can’t wait for the next one!

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“There’s no such thing as druids.”

“There’s no such thing as druids.” – Rise of the Demons by WIllow Cross

Rise of the Demons by Willow Cross
Oceans of Red – Volume One

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Synopsis:

By 2015 the streets of Los Angeles have been transformed from a thriving metropolis to a hostile world ravaged by demons bent on assimilating the human race. Standing between this total apocalypse of humanity and their chance for survival is 19 year old Remy Martin.

A warrior in her own right, trained to think on her feet and kill if the situation requires, she is flanked by her older brother and younger sister. Together, they devise a plan to take back the streets. Against the wishes of their father, who commands the resistance forces, they venture into unknown realms of the supernatural in a race against time with the fate of the entire world in their young hands.

Join them on their mission into darkness where death lies around every corner, it is virtually impossible to distinguish your enemies from your allies, and a single mistake could result in the annihilation of everyone you’ve ever known and loved.

My Review:

5 of 5 stars! Oceans of Red will have you begging for more!

This is a story of the likes in which I have never read. It is so unique, composed of a futuristic setting and events, paranormal existences, scientific advancement, and action packed scenes that will captivate your mind. Volume one is so intriguing…you’ll find it difficult not to start volume two instantly.

I love the characters and feel strong connections sharing their emotions. It is so well written I feel as though I am watching it play out before my eyes rather than words on a page. Willow, well done!

 

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“I will never leave you…”

“I will never leave you…” – Afterlife by Willow Cross

Afterlife by Willow Cross
A Dark Gifts Companion

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Afterlife by Willow Cross

Afterlife by Willow Cross

Synopsis:

William had big plans. He would become a valiant soldier, fall in love, have a family, and die. In fact, he was certain it would happen in that exact order. But fate is a fickle taskmaster and things almost never go as planned. And sometimes, just sometimes, your true destiny will greet you in the afterlife.

My Review:

5 of 5 stars — A wonderfully written companion!

Afterlife is a great companion backstory about William and Angie, two characters in Birthright, it is very enjoyable and beautifully written.  Willow Cross never disappoints with her captivating words.  This is read you won’t regret!

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“Please.  Listen to me.  For once in your life–” Inheritance

Inheritance by Willow Cross

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“For once in your life–”

“Please.  Listen to me.  For once in your life–” Inheritance

Inheritance by Willow Cross

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Synopsis:

When Sarah and Jason Masada received an old house from an aunt they never knew existed, they were grateful for the blessing. Until they discovered the curse that came with being part of the Masada family–a full moon.

Intent on tracing their lineage, they descend into a world of lies, fear, ancient myths, and death. Indian hunters have tracked them to the family compound, Jason is wanted for murders he doesn’t remember committing, and their new-found family is on a mission to kill them. It seems their only hope for survival is to combine forces with two unlikely allies and trek across the globe to the place where it all began. Maybe there they can find a way to end it.

Review:

5 of 5 stars — Werewolves like you’ve never known before.

This captivating story will pull you into a supernatural world that is so detailed and unique…you’ll wonder if it’s real! Highly recommended! Don’t forget to enjoy Birthright by Willow Cross to enhance your experience in the supernatural world!

Inheritance is a story about a bother and sister standing by each other in a world that seeks to destroy them. Growing up in foster homes with no knowledge of their family wasn’t easy. But the changes Jason and Sarah Masada go through when they are finally living on their own… They do the best they can to understand what is happening and how to control it. But Jason is haunted by what he may have done and Sarah has a destiny she may not be ready for. With love triangles, a family at war inside and even bigger conflict, will Sarah and Jason be able to not only find themselves, but also follow Fate’s design?

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“Her voice did not waiver as she pronounced her own death sentence…” – Birthright

Birthright by Willow Cross

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