Thursday, September 21, 2017

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"So much action, so much violence and, oh, the lust radiating off of our heroes . . . I definitely recommend this series for lovers of all things paranormal and awesome.”—USA Today

"[With Cecy Robson's] edgy, witty and modern style of storytelling, the reader will be drawn deep into this quirky paranormal world. . . . Strong pacing, constant action and distinctive, appealing characters--including a gutsy heroine--will no doubt keep you invested."—RT Book Reviews

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Title:  Of Flame and Fate 
Author: Cecy Robson
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Cecy Robson, LLC
Series: Weird Girls Flame #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 422

Taran Wird, who commands the power to wield fire and lightning, is an oddity in the supernatural world. But neither Taran nor her unique sisters compare to the bizarre entity known as Destiny. And Taran is assigned to protect her.

Born of two witches, Destiny is revered among the supernatural elite for her acute ability to predict the future. Her biggest prophecy involves Taran’s sister, Celia, whom Destiny decreed will bear children strong enough to take on the evil that’s rising. Yet Destiny is not alone in her predictions, or individuality.

When Johnny Fate, a rock star among humans and a male version of Destiny is discovered, his powers and Destiny’s clash, triggering the start of Destiny’s demise and altering the fate of Celia’s unborn children.

Taran, her werewolf lover Gemini, and their allies must determine if it’s Fate who will decide what will become of Celia’s children, or if their lives and the world will perish with Destiny.
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Copyright © 2017 Cecy Robson

I’m shoved into a cold room where a band of bloodsucking fiends tear off my clothes. Their long nails graze my skin as their master watches, his cold gray eyes glinting with malice.
“Son of a bitch,” I say, smacking Edith Anne’s hand away when she cops a feel. “The demon’s in my leg, not my tit!”
There’s something you don’t say every day, but then that’s why humans are safe in the world and weird gals like me are stuck with demons burrowing under their skin.
“Just making sure,” Edith adds with a wink.
I’m ready to punch her in the face, except I’m too busy cringing at the thing crawling beneath the length of my shin, its spindly insectoid appendages stretching the skin as it curls up and over my knee cap. 
“Get it out of me!” I screech, growing nauseous with each numbing tug it creates beneath the underlying tissue.
“We’re trying,” Agnes Concepcion snaps, like I’m somehow inconveniencing her by having an evil being claw its way through me. 
Her tiny plaid skirt smacks against my hip as she shoves me into a massive glass and tile shower. Three other vamps, dressed like naughty Catholic schoolgirls (don’t get me started) follow us in, bottles of champagne tight in their grips. 
“What the hell?” I ask, kicking as if I can somehow shake this thing loose, and certain the booze is to celebrate my grisly death.
Bottles of champagne open with a pop, the naughty Catholics pouring the bubbly over my breasts, back, and ass. This isn’t real. This is something out of a bad porno and somehow I’m the star. 
But as the fluid reaches my thigh the lump with the creepy legs bounces, pulling at the muscle it’s crawling over, squirming to the left then right, trying find its way around the torrent of liquid they’re pelting me with. 
“Don’t let it reach her heart,” Master Vampire Misha Aleksandr orders from the opposite side of the bathroom. 
“What’s it going to do to my heart?” My head whips back and forth when none of the vamps answer. “It’s going eat my freaking heart isn’t it?”
“Don’t be ridiculous,” Agnes mutters, adjusting her tiny librarian glasses as she angles the bottle she’s holding. 
“Okay . . .” I begin.
“It needs your heart to nest and lay its eggs,” she explains.
“But yeah, then the hatchlings will munch on your heart like raw steak,” Edith adds. She reels me around when additional vamps swoop in with cases of wine, drenching my chest with more alcohol. 
She seems to be having fun. I’m mostly trying not to hurl and wondering how the hell this happens to me. 
Agnes is more focused. She drips the wine just above the demon, forcing it back down my leg. “Quiesco,” she says, her tone as sharp and commanding. “Quiesco.”
My body shudders as the demon scurries downward. Its movement doesn’t hurt, surprising since I think it has pinchers, but the yanking motion is unnerving, like getting stitches while under anesthesia. My head flops forward and my vision starts to swim.
“I don’t feel good,” I mumble.
Agnes slaps me, the sting of the strike causing my eyes to whip open. “Don’t fall asleep.” She slaps me again when my eyelids flutter and close. “Taran, the poison the demon is spewing is numbing your skin and making you drowsy, if you succumb to it the alcohol won’t work and the demon will take you.”
Again, her palm whips across my face. “Stay awake so we can cut this thing out of you.”
I slap her back, knocking her glasses askew. “I’m awake, damn it.”
She smirks because she hits harder and maybe because she likes it, too. She returns to my leg when the vamp behind her hands her another bottle of champagne. “Quiesco,” she whispers against my leg, her breath hot against my cooling skin.
My head falls forward as I start to go under. This time, Edith smacks me.
“God damn it,” I hiss, my right arm quaking and threatening to release my flame.
“I was just taking my turn,” she replies defensively. 
Her gaze locks on my arm. She eases away as a spark of blue and white escapes from my fingertips, giving me and my power ample space as the surrounding vamps shower me with alcohol. 
“Master,” Agnes says, ignoring us as she concentrates on my thigh. “It’s settling. I need the knife.”
“The wolves are bringing it,” he replies.
“The wolves?” I ask. Okay. Now I’m wide awake. 

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About Cecy Robson 
CECY ROBSON is an author of contemporary romance, young adult adventure, and award-winning urban fantasy. A double RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and a published author of more than eighteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop writing her stories or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stacking The Shelves, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates-2 Weeks of Them

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe Blog.


Print Books Gotten

Coloring Book Haul and Stuff

Last Week I forgot to post my coloring book updates, so here is two weeks worth of them.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Coloring Book Update:

Chibi Girls 2 Coloring Book Update:

Dreams of Dragons and Dragon Kin Coloring Book 

Fairy Magic Coloring Book Update:

Jasmine Beckett Griffith Halloween  Coloring Book Update:

Magical Dawn Coloring Book Update:

Rhapsody in The Forest Coloring Book Update:

Romantic Country: The Second Tale Coloring Book Update:

Seasons Coloring Book Update

Sirena Coloring Book Update:

Time Chamber Coloring Book Update:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

YA Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

Title: Warcross
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Warcross #1
Genre: Young Adult Distyopia, YA Sci Fi
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: September 12, 2017
Pages: 416
My Copy: ARC that I picked up at Book Expo America

Book Summary:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. 

Book Review:

Fantastic start to a wonderful new series. I totally fell in love with Emika, Emika is a character who you really know is tougher than she looks, but she has also has a lot to fight for and believes in the things she does, even if they land her in hot water.

When we start off in the book, Emika is tracking down a bounty, but things get messy. We also get a little background on the way this world works. Also what doesn’t help is that Emika has a criminal record. This will come up later. She is also someone who desperately needs the money and things go wrong and then she is worried about things. Emika also has a younger sister that she is taking care of. So things get weird when her rent comes due. So of course the next day after her bounty hunting goes wrong and Emika doesn’t get paid because someone else claimed her bounty. Emika finds a way to get into Warcross. This action changes her life immensely. We find out that after this, she becomes an overnight sensation. 
Her debts have been paid off, not to mention her rent has been paid for a whole year. She thinks at first it’s a dream or in some weird alternate dimension and finds out that she has been invited to go to Japan. 

Emika finds that Tokyo is more than she ever dreamed. She also gets to meet Hideo Tanaka and he tells her that he is the one who payed off her debts and much more. He needs her help. There is apparently a hacker who is trying to bring down Warcross and everything that Hides has built. So of course he offers her a ton of money to help him. Emika agrees.

This book takes a lot of twists and turns.  There are teams in Warcross that compete against one another. Plus people compete for a lot of different reasons. We learn who each character is and what their position is in the game. Plus Emika is not someone who asks for help. She finds herself in a place she never expected. To be competing and working for someone she has developed a relationship with.

Emika starts to develop a relationship with Hideo Tanaka. Hideo is the head honcho and the one who recruited Emika to help find out who’s hacking the game. We learn as Emika and Hideo get closer a lot more about their past and what drove them on their paths. It’s an interesting look at who they are and what impact their choices have had on their lives and other people. I really enjoyed the fact that both Emika and Hideo believe in what they did and do have some regrets in how they handled things. Hindsight is always 20/20.

What transpires is a series of events that no one expects and it gets crazier and crazier. Plus things from Hideo’s past come back and it bites everybody in ways they don’t expect. Emika does ask for help but only after she realizes in order to stop the hacker, she needs a team and does this after things become clearer to her and what’s at stake for her. 

I love the conflicts, the moral dilemma’s. The romance was very good. People doing Warcross because they need to support their families. I loved the ending this book had. Can’t wait to see what Marie Lu has in store for us in the next book.


4.5 Hearts

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Stacking The Shelves, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe Blog.


E-Books Gotten This Week

Coloring Book Supplies

Note: The Neo's I got via Trade

Coloring Book Haul

Game of Thrones Related

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Book Review: Plague World by Dana Fredsti

Title: Plague World
Author: Dana Fredsti
Series: Ashley Parker #3
Genre: Horror, Zombies, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Titan Books
Pub Date: August 26, 2014
Pages: 320
My Copy: From my Too Be Read Pile

Book Summary:

Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the plague. But that isn't the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States - and across the world. 

Book Review:

Ashley Parker is one awesome heroine who definitely makes you like her more with every book. This book definitely was a lot more intense than the previous two books as the stakes are much higher for everyone. The whole world is now in jeopardy as everyone has to deal with the zombie outbreak in a way that’s unexpected.

Ashely and the rest of the wild cards have a lot to deal with. Not to mention that they have so many unknown variables as to why would someone unleash this plague purposely. This person is the most dangerous person in the world at the moment. We don’t know who is doing this or their motivations and that makes for one scary enemy. Also as we go through this book that we find some of the wild cards are coping with their issues a lot more effectively than others.

Lili is the one that Ashley worries about the most. Lili acts like she is in her own world and has her reasons. Plus her meds are starting to make her even a little bit lets unsay unbalanced. Having an unbalanced wild card could make things a lot worse. So Ashley and the rest of the wild cards try to find Lil meds from other places knowing that they will have to deal with zombies trying to get her meds. This proves very dangerous indeed.

The newest wild card is always doing something to make Ashley uncomfortable with the way he acts. He is also kind of sleazy. Always trying to put the moves on her. He is a bit of a douchebag in my opinion because Ashley is trying to save the people she loves from a very bad fate. We also learn that Griff acts the way he does for certain reasons, but they are not clear at first.

Then there is a traitor in the group we find out that has been feeding them information about their missions and what they are up to. It really is scary to think that this person is risking everything for some weird reason. We later find out that the traitor is the last person you would ever expect. We do find through some intense action scenes who their enemy is and why they are doing this. It’s really scary to think that this man’s delusions and the reasons for it kind of make sense, but still what he has unleashed is definitely not good.

This book had some of the craziest scenes and moments that I’ve ever seen in a zombie book. I definitely loved reading this. I really want to read the next book in the series to see if Ashley Parker gets a happy ending in this crazy world or not. 


4.5 Hearts