Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Book Review for **Danann Frost Falls from Grace ** by Joanne Valiukas

Ive decided that since this was one of my favourite of many books I have read so I am posting a rewiew  .

Danann Frost is thousands of years old, yet young for her kind. She is a creature of the Light, an Angel...one of the Seraphim; a race of beings that live beyond our world. She has been cast out of paradise and Fallen from Grace, all for the love of a Dark One...a vampire. The only problem is...Seth did not want her and told her to go and not come back. Danann has made a life for herself amongst the vampires of this world and they protect her fragile nature. She and the vampire Asher live on the fringes of the human world; love and loyalty cannot separate them but trouble and vengeance is on its way.
After two hundred years of enduring the crippling punishments of her Fall, Seth walks back into her life but he is bitter and angry and out for revenge. Thank God he is after someone else...or is he?
Can Danann escape the dark intentions of her once-beloved for whom she Fell from Grace, or has she put all those that she holds dear in danger? Journey with Danann as she takes the path to taking back her Light and ascending to be Angel once more. Will the Archangel Uriel surrender her Light or will Danann be doomed to walk in darkness forever?
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My review ::
First of all I must say I totally enjoyed this romance. Being a true romantic at heart and loving the parnormal books I was left with an ache in my heart, wanting more and wanting to know where this love took Danann and Seth once again. Angel and Vampire not your normal vampire romance. Unique !
In this parnormal romance, Joanne has created a world around Danann a Fallen Angel ** Seths godess** and Seth A vampire prince. Danann falls from grace, to be with her love Seth to be only thrown into a world of hurt, betrayl and darkness.Danann is saved from her death bed after falling to be taken and  cared for by the priests sister and after years pass and Deidre dies Danann goes to Australia and lives her life with vampires.She works at a night club during the night, She feels safe with them, she can only walk in the night  due to her curse and lives her life around the ones who make her feel safe. If she walks in the light she ceases to exist , she shatters and often looses her memory.
She is unable to have contact with humans, there  touch  brings out the physical aspects , she feels how they feel whether it be hate, lust or anything, she feels what they feel and she is unable to stop herself and this can get her into alot of trouble at times.
The story continues Seth and Danann are reunited after 200 years of being seperated, can they forgive each other, find there true love again or will all evail and Danann reaches to find her light and regain her wings.
The characters development is fantastic, the chapters well in unisen, flowing freely and on a uphill bolt to the end.  With so much detail it is important that you read every detail, this all adds to a fantastic read. Be sure to read the Glossary in the begining of the book this will also  give light to certain aspects involved throughout  this book.
I enjoyed the characters much so, falling in love with Ash and Seth both there love for Danann on differnt levels but unique.
 Seth is  a romantic at heart his love for Danann passionate there love an unsure battle throughout,a rollercoaster  but will true love find  there way.
The ending was a cliffhanger and we are now left to wander   how Dananns life goes on from her confrontation with Uriel and once again falling from Grace.
I recomend this to all who enjoy a great love story, it contains some *saucy* parts, ;) and the ending not your every day happy ending but leaves it open for more to come.. Can not wait for **Embraces
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I have included the link below to read the first 19 chapter available in pdf .. You wont be dissapointed !!


http://joannevaliukas.com/DanannFrostFallsfromGrace-Preview.pdf

Please do pop on over to Joannes facebooks page ..
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/joannevaliukas

and spread the word on what a great read this is !!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

International Comp over at Ednah Walters Blog to win great swag of Goodies

Hi Everyone,

Well today I have great news!!! Ednah Walters, Author of Awakened, Is hosting an International giveaway ... So everyone , anywhere can enter ..
Awakened.! Excerpt !
Orphaned as a child and raised by her grandfather, Lil Falcon is concerned with navigating her new high school and is unaware she's a descendant of the Nephilim, a race of beings with super powers tasked with protecting humanity from the demons who threaten it. But when she meets Bran, his psi ener...gy unlocks her latent abilities and opens her eyes to what she is, a Guardian.

But Bran has a secret and befriending him sends Lil down a dangerous path that will either destroy her or make her stronger


This is just the begining,
 for your chance to check out this great book, please pop on over to Ednahs blog
http://ednahwalters.blogspot.com/2010/09/first-international-giveaway-4-winners.html?spref=fb
and enter to win Awakened and a swag of great goodies.


1). A signed ARC of Awakened.

2). A Guardian Legacy T-shirt (black, female sizes small, medium, large or Xlarge)

3). A Guardian Legacy pen.

4). A Guardian Legacy bookmark

Please also spread the love and tell your friends about her fan page.. ;) Official Fan Page Ednah Walters on face book.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Guardian Legacy: My Book Trailer

The Guardian Legacy: Book Trailer: Here it is everyone !! Please check it out !! The book is fantastic and every bit as mysterious as the trailor ;)

The Guardian Legacy: Back-to-School pack GIVEAWAY- two readers will win...

The Guardian Legacy: Back-to-School pack GIVEAWAY- two readers will win...: "To celebrate the release of AWAKENED, in Ednah Walters debut YA fantasy, She is giving away.).
** A signed ARC of Awakened. Book 1 in *The Guardian Legacy * series.





** A Guardian Legacy T-shirt (black, female sizes small, medium, large or Xlarge)
Black is back :) Super hot shirt pics below !!



** A Guardian Legacy pen.



** A Guardian Legacy notepad
To win all these great prizes: Click on the link and follow the instructions to be eligible to enter. http://ednahwalters.blogspot.com/
!!!! To enter, leave your name with your re-post line or link on Ednahs blog link above !  Anyone who posts the  contests on their blog and/or Facebook and tweets about it on Twitter gets entered for EACH LINK, which increases their chance of winning the draw. :)








PLEASE READ: Check back to see if you’ve won, one again go to Ednah's blog  otherwise you’ll give up the prize after one week.

This is NOT international (check back in a couple of weeks for international giveaways)

Contests will run Thursday-through next Thursday (Utah US time. )Next week, the time will change to Friday-through-next Thursday. Ednah will  announce winners on Fridays when another contest starts.
 
Good Luck Everyone :)
and Please do pop on over to Ednah's blog to also check out her new book trailor :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bitten by Books : Virginia Kantra guest blog and contest now on !!!

Pop on over to Bitten by Books for Guest blog with Virginia Kantra .

Immortal sea competiton to celebrate her new book. Free books and internationally only for pendant .


http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=30259
Now they say to never judge a book buy its cover,, But HMMm if  was out planning to buy a book this would definetly be eye catching !!!! Eye candy what can I say Im a real sucker !!!
Feel free to check out Bitten by books blog,, lotz of exciting comps, blogs and posts always.. For original art work for Children of the seas click this link : hottest covers .. http://virginiakantra.net/maurointerview.html

Rachel Vincent Alpha giveaway

Pop on over to Rachels blog to view the Book Trailor for her last book in the Shifter Series ** Alpha** now Are you as excited as me.. HMMMM I surely hope so.. lol..

HERE IS THE DIRECT LINK TO WATCH THE TRAILOR http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Frachelvincent.com%2FAlpha%2520Trailer.wmv&h=9dc64

 So here is the link.. to enter..the great comp
http://urbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2010/09/alpha-trailer-and-contest.html

and her is the cover to Alpha are you ready *******
>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Release date for end of September :)

Live Event - Interview-chat-Contest with Bitten By Books Author Cassandra Clare

For a great competition Pop on over to Bitten by Books who have a great Interview-chat-contest up and running with Author Cassandra Clare.. For anyone who hasnt read The Mortal Instruments ** you must** now she has another series out first book being CLOCKWORK ANGEL. !!!!
First in her new series *INTERNAL DEVICES ** for your chance to win the great swag , consisting of lots of fabulusooooo goodies.. Prize: An Awesome Bag of swag with a signed copy of City of Bones, a signed copy of Clockwork Angel, and a piece of Mortal Instruments jewelry from Cassandra!
http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=30252

OPEN INTERNATIONALLY ;)
Bitten by books has several interviews on a regular basis with loads of great authors interviews and chats, sit down make a cuppa and have a browse one day you wont be dissapointed..

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Last chance to win with The Babbling Flow Sara McClung !!! Great Arcs to be won !!!

Want some extra entries? Between now and 11:30am ET on Wednesday (9/8), do any of the following and leave the links on Saras blog . :)
Pop on over to http://www.babblingflow.blogspot.com/ for more details on how to enter.

(( overseas time )) not australian ;)


+2 tweet this: Win ARCs! Beautiful Darkness! Nightshade! + 6 more!! Open International! Ends 9/8 at midnight! http://bit.ly/csJEKI @saramcclung

+5 write a blogpost about the contest

+7 write an exclusive blogpost about it

Head on over to Saras blog http://www.babblingflow.blogspot.com/ to enter this great comp.. Beautifu darkness and 6 more !!!!

Sara McClung arc giveaway

Sara McClung has a great giveaway on her blog. Arcs arcs and more arcs dont miss out ! Its international and free to enter :
http://babblingflow.blogspot.com/

Several Arcs to giveaway

A Set of Beautiful creatures hardcover and beautiful darkness arc both signed by Kami Garcier and Margaret Stohl.

An arc of Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

An arc of Rot and Ruin by Jonathon mabery

 An Arc of
The unidentifed by Rae Mariz

An arc of Halts Peril by John Flanagan

The Goblen Gate by Hilari Bell

An arc of Jane by April Linder

An arc of The winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke

The rules are simple pop on over to The Babbling Flow and fill out the entry form and requirements and you are entered to win one of these fabulus!!!!! Arcs....

This is just some of them , there are more,, but do check out Saras blog to find out how and make it quick its ending soon .

Friday, September 3, 2010

AWAKENED BY EDNAH WALTERS

I intially dont like to rate the books I read , as every reader has there own opinion I may rate this 5 which I defiently think its worth, yet someone else may read it and rate it differntly. But the outcome is my personal opinion of what I thought of it. :) I created this review on my thoughts and perceptions of why I enjoyed this wonderful book and there may be SPOILER !! be aware ..


Mind dazzling !!
First thoughts the cover looks fantastic!! Definetly drew me in. When you intially read a book about Angels and Demons you invisage a plot, but I can guarantee this book is not like any other. There are varities of books in this genre out there but Awakened was definelty one of a kind. It will Awaken something new In what you would never expect. The characters and story line I found instant connection with, the descriptions unforgettable, and all the personalities unique. The concept of the book was alone memorable. Differnt from any other novel I have read.

Chaper one was a great start to the series, flowed well and gave you the basics you needed to start. The terminology-glossary in the front of the book most helpful if you found one of the terms in the book you was unsure of you could just turn to this page, very detailed and I think a great idea.

 Once Lil turned 16 her life changed, a charming, sexy, headstrong and assertive, yet-secertive young man entered her life, her life changed. His assertivness came across quiet cocky, but once you read the book it will all make sense, very straight to the point what he says - goes ! . Lil is a very emotional 16 year old her life has gone from being what she thought it was to something completely different,a different world from the world she thought she lived in . She has lots of love to give yet very set on her morals and her ways. She finds herself making choices she would never have thought she would ever have to make and sometimes it made you wander if they were right, but it all worked out in the end. This is where Ednah Walters kept us in suspense, I found myself in certain parts wandering where she was going and then gob smacked to new additions throughout the book. Lil did things Despite the consquences her loyalty and love came first no matter what the outcome.

Awakened kept me intrigued the entire book, suspense drawing me in, page by page, Bran and Lils life and the life of the guardians is not yet completed there is so much more to come. The book ended, and I didnt find myself hanging off a cliff in suspense or thinking it halted mid story, Ednah left room for more and room for speculation. Any reader will find themselves wandering whats next !! I was happy with the way in which Ednah Walters ended it. I will be adding this book to my shelf to be re-read in the future and I must say I eagerly await the next book in ** The Guardian Legacy Series!!! ** Will good over rule evil in book 2 ??

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Meljean Brook win Arcs of IRON DUKE

Being a fan of Meljean's Guardian Series, I am looking forward to reading Iron Duke ,,, Meljean is offering ten lucky winners picked by Random.org a chance to win advanced copies of her Book Iron Duke.


Here is the link to enter :


http://meljeanbrook.com/blog

IRON DUKE ! ( Info taken from Meljeans blog)

Seductive danger and steampunk adventure abound in the gritty world of the Iron Seas, where nanotech is fused with Victorian sensibilities—and steam.




After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.



Mina can’t afford his interest, however. Horde blood runs through her veins, and despite the nanotech enhancing her body, she barely scratches out a living in London society. Becoming Rhys’s lover would destroy both her career and her family, yet the investigation prevents her from avoiding him…and the Iron Duke’s ruthless pursuit makes him difficult to resist.



But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must race across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans — and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron Duke.

I am looking forward to reading more of Meljeans work, !! Please check out her blog and face book page you wont be dissapointed.

AWAKENED BY EDNAH WALTERS

Hot news off the press Ednah Walters new book Awakened will be due for release this year sometime. I heard September .. how exciting check out her book cover - Hot Right !!! But what can I say,,  I have a thing for Angels.. Another exciting book to read and recomend to all. Keep checking back for the release date and info where you can buy it from and please check out Ednah' s blog for all her info or her webpage..
http://www.ednahwalters.com/

http://ednahwalters.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Michelle Zink back to school giveaway

Michelle Zink author of the books The Prophecy of The Sisters has a wonderful back to school giveaway.. Prizes to be won for you and your bestie,, go to link and enter great prizes to be won. Its not just for the ones back at school its for all who are all young at heart.
http://http://michellezink.com/share-a-prize-with-your-bestie/

Ednah Walters

Welcome Ednah Walters, Author of
AWAKENED, Book 1 in THE GUARDIAN LEGACY SERIES
A little about the book :
Most teens turn 16 and get the license to drive, Lil gets the license to kill demons. Raised by an eccentric grandfather and used to being alone, she must now train with other teen Guardiansm master her abilities and follow rules set by the Council. Then she meets Bran, a mysterious and gorgeous guy who seems to be in tune with Lil’s emotions. Is he a Guardian or an agent of the demons? And why does he need her help??

Please check out Ednah's blog for all her updates and upcoming cover for her new book. It has been brought recently and all is in the works. I will update once her book cover and information becomes available. Here is the link to Ednah's blog. Do feel free to pop on over and check out this New Series in the making.
http://www.ednahwalters.blogspot.com

Heavenly Series by Jennifer Laurens



Today is my first blog, so I thought Id start with one My Favourite series from Author Jennifer Laurens.
Jennifer has written two current books for her Heavenly series.
Heavenly Book 1
Penitence Book 2
and due In for release October 11 2010 Absolution.

Below I have included a webpage to Jennifer websites to read her excerpts of her books.


http://www.heavenlythebook.com/

I personally really enjoyed this series. The love and dedication, the family living with a child with autism, the love between heaven and earth and the whole story line tore at my heart strings. The characters had such depth, Zoe very head strong, matthias hot and warming and kind and Weston every girls dream after book 1, and the story keeps you in suspense the whole time. This series I personally gave 5/5 for.. Knowing that this book has been written from parts of Jennifers life experiences and challenges giving it a whole different meaning. It is a ya novel. But for all those who like a good love story this is very heart warming.