Christine Fonseca: The Requiem Series

Author Biography

Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Drawing on her expertise as an educational psychologist, her nonfiction titles address issues of emotional intensity, resiliency and giftedness. Her titles include Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students, 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids and The Girl Guide, releasing April 2013. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions not to be missed. Recent titles include Dies Irae and Lacrimosa, from the Requiem Series, and the recently released thriller, Transcend. For more information about Christine Fonseca or her books, visit her website – http://christinefonseca.com or her blog http://christinefonseca.blogspot.com.

Books Information

Lacrimosa (1 Requiem)

Lacrimosa (Requiem Series)Kindle Format ASIN  B00DRPHHVK File Size     547KB Paperback Format

ISBN

Pages      365

Libera Me (2 Requiem)

Libera Me (Requiem Series)

Kindle Format

      File Size    502 KB            Print Length    451 pages

       page numbers source ISBN  1490577041        ASIN  B00DV8GO94

  Paperback format

      450 pages               Publisher (2nd ed) CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

      Publish Date   July 17 2013

Dominus (3 Requiem)

Dominus (Requiem Series)

Kindle Format

       File Size   1529KB       Print Length  237 pages

       Page numbers source ISBN  1491205520         ASIN  BooFRFMoX8

 Paperback Format

      Print length 267 pages          Publisher   CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform;

      Publish Date (1 edition)  24 Oct 2013     ISBN-10  1491205520   -13  978-1491205525

Requiem Series Book’s Synopsis

Book 1: Larimosa Some sacrifices should never be made, even for love. Nesy is the best of an elite group of angels, warriors called Sentinals, charged with one job—vanquish the UnHoly. She’s never made a mistake, never gotten emotionally involved, never failed. Until she comes face-to-face with Aydan. He is evil incarnate. A fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the human love of her life; a love she was never supposed to feel. Now she must choose between doing her duty or saving Aydan, a choice that will cost more than her life… Or his soul. Book 2: Libera Me The line between good and evil has never been so blurred. Aydan wants to believe Nesy has returned to him in Vanessa. But her lack of memories and incessant nightmares begin to erode his faith. Zane is used to trusting his mind, his wisdom and his angelic senses. But these attributes are no help with Vanessa. He has no way to be certain of her true identity. That is, unless he listens to the one thing he has refused to acknowledge throughout his existence – his feelings for Nesy. Blind to both angel and demon, Aydan and Zane must now figure out the truth behind Nesy’s identity before all is lost, Azza discovers the truth and the Beast is again unleashed. **The special second edition includes the Requiem Shorts Mea Culpa and Enigma.** Book 3: Dominus

Sometimes death is the only way to save a life. 

Nesy knows who she is now, knows what she’s lost. Determined to save Aydan from his fate, she confronts the only one she blames for everything – Azza. But how can she fight the devil when she is nothing more than human. The fate of Celestium, Infernum and humanity rests in Nesy’s hands. Can she find the strength to confront demons she’s never imagined, face fears she’s never voiced, and release the one things that has held her world together – her love for Aydan. Some sacrifices should never be made…even for love.

Author Biography

New Image - Copy A lifelong resident of Las Vegas, the author lives with his wife   Stacy, and has two grown   sons: Travis and   Justin.  Their house is always filled with laughter and music, but it is their two miniature dachshunds, Bailey  and Coco, that truly rule the home.   This is his second book.

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Midland

   Edition:              ebook

   Publish Date:    May 1 2013

   Publisher:           Eternal Press

   ISBN:                  161572933X (ISBN13: 9781615729333)

   url                         http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615729333

Book Synopsis

Sometimes bullets aren’t enough! Alone and on her own, fifteen-year-old Sam Grace must fight her way through the horrors of a city overrun with hundreds of thousands of the living dead. However, the zombies are the least of her worries. Who can she trust? Is there anyone left to help when her bullets run out? Where can she escape to?

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Review: Promiscuous by Isobel Irons

Book Synopsis

“My name is Natasha, and I’m a gigantic slut. Don’t believe me? Just ask anyone. They’ll tell you I juggle dicks like a six armed circus freak with nymphomania. They’ll tell you I’ve slept with the entire football team, twice. (Including the coach, who’s like 85 years old, by the way.) So what if none of that shit is true? That doesn’t make me any less of a slut. They’ll probably tell you that, too. But there’s one thing they won’t tell you, and that’s my side of the story.”

Natasha “Tash” Bohner just turned eighteen. Theoretically, that should mean escaping from trailer park purgatory—and her less than stellar relationship with her widowed mother—and running away to Los Angeles with her anorexic best friend, Margot. But as we all know, life is known for taking some very shitty, unexpected turns. Already the scourge of the Guthrie High gossip mill, Tash’s undesirable reputation explodes into infamy when she assaults the captain of the wrestling team. (Despite the fact that he deserved it,) the principal tells her that she’s on her last strike.

Again, see: above. Re: shit happens. When Margot’s will to live is finally severed by the leader of the Guthrie Bitch Squad, Tash vows to get revenge on the most popular girl in school—no matter what it takes. Because of a promise she made to her favorite teacher (to not get expelled), Tash is forced to get creative. She realizes she’s going to have to beat the popularity-obsessed Becca Foster at her own game, by running against her for prom queen. And winning.

In order to succeed, Tash will have to do the unthinkable: she’ll have to join student government, pretend to be well-adjusted, and actually try in school. Also, she’ll have to quit swearing so goddamn much.

It’s like a fucking Cinderella story up in here. Only, it’s high school. So there aren’t any happy endings. (Just beginnings.)

PROMISCUOUS is a novel of “mature YA” / New Adult contemporary hard knocks, with a little bit of romance and a dark, yet FAR too relatable twist.

Book Review

5 stars out of five.

I gave this book a five out of five stars although I would  have given it more if I could because the story grabbed me immediately thanks to Isobel’s writing as it naturally draws you in to the story. The fact that the story is told from the first person perspective of the protagonist Tash is really clever and is another reason why the story grabbed me immediately.

This is the second Cinderella retelling that I have read the first one being Cinder which I loved but I think this one was actually better than that one. I preferred this one to Cinder because I Connected with the protagonist in the book easier than I did with Cinder as I was bullied when I was a school so I could understand where she was coming form.

I loved the character development that occurred for Tash from the beginning of the book, being an angry insecure girl with one friend and no boyfriend, to being a more rounded girl with less anger issues, a best friend, some other friends and a boyfriend.

 

Touching Smoke (touch 1) by Airicka Phoenix

Book Synopsis

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Anchor Group

For sixteen-year-old FALLON BRAEDEN being on the run had been the easiest part of her life. Packing up and crossing whole cities on a split second decision had been tedious, having no friends and being alone had been painful, but being caught by the truth was something she learned too late was worse.

Fallon is a weapon. She was created to destroy. Keeping her alive, keeping her safe is all Isaiah knows. It’s all that matters, because Fallon is his. She belongs to him. She is a part of his body, his soul, his heart. He will do anything, kill anyone to keep her, even if it means sacrificing himself.

But can Fallon believe the stranger on the motorcycle claiming he was there to die for her? How do you trust when you have no one but the memories of a girl you’ve never met and a tall, dark, gorgeous boy that you feel pulsing deep in your soul? What do you do when you’ve been lied to your whole life? When you’re told you’re normal even though nothing about you is normal? Fallon must learn quickly just what she is before the evil chasing her finally gets what it wants… her blood.

The world depends on her not falling in love, not giving in. But what happens when the temptation becomes too great, when falling is her only option? Can she live knowing the world will burn because his touch is the only thing keeping her alive?

Touch Passion. Touch Power. Touch Smoke!

Book Review

5 stars of of 5

Started Reading:  January 18th 20114                              Finished Reading: January 22nd 2014

Airicka’s writing style is fabulous as it draws you in immediately and keeps you hooked all the way through the book because it makes you feel like you are actually part of the story. I loved this book as soon as I started reading it and it just got better and better as it went on. The main characters (Isaiah , Fallon and Fallon’s Mum) were grate and the Idea of Fallon being created to be a weapon was a really interesting one.

The Love Story between Fallon and Isaiah is a good one although I am not sure I like the idea that their love is in fact genetically engineered into them & will ultimately kill them. I am sure the whole story is going to develop more as the series goes on.

The Character of Garrison the man who created Fallon and Isaiah is a really interesting one because you know that he is a really dark, evil mad scientist type but there are flashes of a really caring person but hes so obsessed with trying to create the Ultimate Human/weapon.

With Fallon you feel really sorry for her because of the dreams she has, the powers that she starts to develop and the fact that she looses her mum so believes she is an Orphan until Isaiah tells her that her father is still alive.

Review: The Case of Secrets (1 Third Floor Mysteries Series) by Alfred M Struthers

I won this book on the giveaway for it on here and I am glad I did because it’s a fantastic book & i can’t wait for the next book in the series.

The story is a about a young boy named Nathan who finds a normal old book in the attic of a family home but it turns out to be anything but normal as strange things that he can’t explain begin to happen as soon as he finds it. The book leads Nathan and his friend, Gina through a complex set of clues which have been left by a Renowned Architect from New York named Alistair Raven, who vanished with out trace in the mid 1800s at the height of his career.

I gave this book a 5 star rating because the descriptions that the author gave about the book and the effects it had on both Nathan & Gina as well as all the other things that happen in the book and the characters themselves were great and kept you gripped. Because of this I would and will recommend it to other people.

When he & his friend solve the mystery that Raven wants them to it only leads Nathan to an even bigger mystery that dates back through his family for countless generations and is connected to the Old Bookcase and the old books that it contains.

The Case of Secrets by Alfred M. Struthers

Author Biography: Alfred M. Struthers

Alfred M. Struthers   Goodreads Author

   gender                    male

   member since      May 2013

 

Book Information

The Case of Secrets
      Edition(s):           Paperback
      Pages:                    232
      Publish date:      September 1st 2013
      Publisher:            All Classic Books
       ISBN:                    1938759117 (ISBN13: 9781938759116)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Book Synopsis
 
It looked like an ordinary book. Old and boring. But when 11 year-old Nathan Cole picks it up off the attic floor, strange things begin to happen. Things he can’t explain…or ignore. The book leads him through a complex set of clues left by Alastair Raven, a renowned New York City architect who vanished in the mid 1800’s, never to be heard from again. Through every twist and turn, Nathan is convinced that Raven reaching out to him, leading him to something. But what? What could a man who lived 150 years ago possibly want him to know?
As Nathan works to answer that question, an even bigger mystery looms, one that dates back through his family for generations. See what surprises await him in this action-packed novel that shows how one ordinary book can change your life.

The Goddess and the Thief by Essie Fox

Author Biography: Essie Fox

Essie Fox   Goodreads Author

   born                              Hereford, The United Kingdom

   gender                          female

   website                        http://www.essiefox.com

   twitter username    essiefox
   genre                            Historical FictionMystery & ThrillersRomance
   influences                   Dickens. Wilkie Collins. Brontes. Charles Palliser. Michael Cox. Miche…more
   member since            February 2011
I write dark gothic mysteries, all set in the Victorian era.

The Goddess and the Thief – with deposed Indian Maharajahs, Hindu gods and sacred diamonds, and Victorian seances in candlelit rooms – was published in December 2013.

Before that, I wrote The Somnambulist, which is set in the Victorian music halls and a secluded – perhaps haunted – country house. It appeared on Channel 4’s TV Book Club and was shortlisted for best debut in the National Book Awards. It has also been optioned for TV/film by Hat Trick Productions.

My second novel, Elijah’s Mermaid, features the hypocrisy in VIctorian art and literature, and how those worlds sometimes overlap with the murkier demimonde. There are brothels and freak shows…and mermaids!

For much more information please visit my website: www.essiefox.com, or my blog:www.virtualvictorian.blogspot.co.uk

You can also find me on Twitter as @essiefox, and on Facebook as Essie Fox Books.

Book Information
The Goddess and the Thief
     Editions:                Paperback           Kindle
     Pages:                     Paperback      31o           Kindle 310
     Publish Date:       December 5th 2013
     Publisher:              Orion
     ISBN:                       Paperback   409146197 (ISBN13: 9781409146193)
                                        Kindle  9781409146216

other:                      Won this book off of a goodreads giveaway in December

Book Synopsis
A beguiling and sensual Victorian novel of theft and obsession from the author of the THE SOMNAMBULIST.

Uprooted from her home in India, Alice is raised by her aunt, a spiritualist medium in Windsor. When the mysterious Mr Tilsbury enters their lives, Alice is drawn into a plot to steal the priceless Koh-i-Noor diamond, claimed by the British Empire at the end of the Anglo-Sikh wars.

Said to be both blessed and cursed, the sacred Indian stone exerts its power over all who encounter it: a handsome deposed maharajah determined to claim his rightful throne, a man hell-bent on discovering the secrets of eternity, and a widowed queen who hopes the jewel can draw her husband’s spirit back. In the midst of all this madness, Alice must discover a way to regain control of her life and fate…

Between the Rage and Grace by Janna Hill

Author Biography: Janna Hill

Janna Hill     Goodreads Author

     url         https://www.goodreads.com/jannahill

     born      in Texas, The United States

     gender                             female
     website                            http://jannahill.net

     twitter username         janna_hill

     genre                                HorrorParanormalPoetry
                                                                        influences                       The world around me.
                                                                        member since               March 2012
Janna Hill is an East Texas Author and Poet. Most of her career was spent as a licensed nurse before dabbling behind the literary scenes as a ghost writer. She recently decided to step out of the shadows and attach her own name to her efforts releasing a series of fictional works,short stories and poetry. Janna says she has difficulty adhering to genres. Her stories are primarily character driven, sometimes literary fiction with a dose of horror, a sprinkle of paranormal and a dash of sex.
Book Information
Between the Rage and Grace (1)   Edition:                    Paperback
   Pages:                       236
   Publish Date:        March 28th 2012
   Publisher:              Create Space
   ISBN:                       1470030462 (ISBN13: 9781470030469)
Book Synopsis 
Behind the hustle and bustle of a Texas hospital a peculiar camaraderie is evolving.
Clara O’Bromley is looking forward to her future. Being hired fresh out of college and assigned to the intensive care unit (ICU) is no small feat. Clara has Linda Latrull to thank for that and for placing her under the supervision of a foul-mouthed debutante. Maggie Turner is happy to take the young nurse under her wing until she learns that Clara can read more than EKG’s. Clara herself is unaware of this ability until she sees into the past, a past that Maggie and Linda both have been hiding from.

the name on your wrist by Helen Hiron

Author Biography: Helen Hiorn

Goodreads Author

url                                      https://www.goodreads.com/HelenHiorns
gender                              female
twitter username         Helen_Hiorns
member since                December 2012
 Book Information
The Name On Your Wrist    Pages:                   ebook – 185         Paperback – 272
    Publish Date:     ebook/kindle – July 15 2013       Paperback – July 2 2013
    Publisher:           ebook kindle – RHCP Digital    Paperback –  Corgi Childrens
    ISBN/ASIN        ISBN       ebook  1448174082
                                                       Paperback  0552569526 (ISBN13: 9780552569521)
                                    ASIN        Kindle  B00DY7QQ0O
   Other:                    won a paperback copy off of a goodreads giveaway
   Book Synopsis    
 It’s the first thing they teach you when you start school. But they don’t need to; your parents tell you when you’re first learning how to say your name. It’s drummed into you whilst you’re taking your first stumbling steps. It’s your lullaby. From the moment it first appears, you don’t tell anyone the name on your wrist.

In Corin’s world, your carpinomen – the name of your soul mate, marked indelibly on your wrist from the age of two or three – is everything. It’s your most preciously guarded secret; a piece of knowledge that can give another person ultimate power over you. People spend years, even decades, searching for the one they’re supposed to be with.

But what if you never find that person? Or you do, but you just don’t love them? What if you fall for someone else – someone other than the name on your wrist?

And what if – like Corin – the last thing in the world you want is to be found?

The gripping debut novel from the winner of the inaugural Sony Young Movellist Award.