Monday, May 27, 2013

Soul Catcher Book Review and Giveaway

Dane Michaels has been to Hell and back and isn't interested in repeating the experience. But as a human caught up in the Soulkeeper's world, his life isn't exactly his own. No one can explain why Dane was allowed through the gates of Eden, but it's changed everything. Now, the only one who can make him feel safe is Ethan, the telekinetic Soulkeeper with a dark past and a heart of gold.

When Malini asks Dane to be part of a mission to find the last Soulkeeper, Cheveyo, more than one team member thinks she's tempting Fate. But Malini suspects Fate has had a hand in Dane's life for some time and that he could be the key to unraveling Lucifer's latest plan of attack.
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My Review
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.  This is book 4 of The Soulkeepers Series.  Staying true to the theme this series has been on, this book focused on only a few characters.  In this portion, the Soulkeepers are in Eden training and trying to figure out what Lucifer will do next.  Malini feels that Dane plays an important part in the search for the new Soulkeeper that is missing.

This was a great read, one that was very difficult to put down. It had quite a few twists along the way, to keep you engrossed.  But, I’m giving it only 4 stars though.  Only because the development of Dane’s relationship seemed to move slow.  You could see the attraction from the previous novel, so why wait until the end on this one?  All in all, a great YA fantasy.  If you’re uncomfortable with homosexuality, or don’t want your kids reading it, then this may not be for you.
About the Author
G.P Ching is the author of The Soulkeepers Series and variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre paranormal stories, loves old cemeteries, and enjoys a good ghost tour. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and one very demanding guinea pig.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Collapse Book Review

America is falling; ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.
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My Review
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.   It’s the year 2027 and America is falling apart.  America is in the deep in its Second Depression and Florida has experienced its worse hurricane in history, meanwhile a second one is heading to Texas.  Now we have terrorists on our soil, a corrupt government, and the entire Middle East has banded together. 

Although the story starts slowly, this was a really great dystopian novel.  It was pretty interesting to get stories from different points of view.  The descriptions of everything was amazing, I felt like I was living it myself.  The further I got into the book, the more captivating the story became, primarily because quite a bit of this could possibly happen in our future…scary, but very true.  My favorite character was Howard Beck; to me, he was the greatest character.  He has Asperger's Syndrome, found his niche and now he’s the world’s richest man, and a BRILLIANT AI creator.  I really appreciated this, because truth be told, a child with Asperger's is brilliant at whatever their interest is, not many people realize that.  This is one book that I’ll buy for friends, it'll scare them about our future.  Awesome first novel for Richard Stephenson!!!  Book two is expected this summer and I can’t wait!

About the Author

Richard Stephenson was born in 1975 in Denison, TX and spent his childhood in North Texas. In 1992, he graduated high school after only three years. He then pursued his degree at Oklahoma Christian University, once again accomplishing the task in three years. Richard then married his best friend before going off to basic training to be a military policeman with the US Army. With his new wife joining the adventure, they spent the next four years at Fort Polk, LA and had two children.

Just before his son turned five, Richard and his wife were told that their oldest child had Asperger's Syndrome. Nine years later, Richard's son would become the inspiration for the character of Howard Beck.

After leaving the armed forces, Richard continued his law enforcement career in the federal sector and has been with the Department of Justice for twelve years.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Reckoning Book Review

The Bishop is growing his vampire followers by leaps and bounds, feeding on the naturally rebellious teenage population. Jael tries to keep one step ahead of the undead and their schemes while maintaining a semi-normal life. But living Amish, while still being considered an outsider, is beginning to wear on her.

With old friends in town for the summer and a boyfriend as loyal as Captain America, Jael is never short of help. Slaying vamps and having people around that you love can be a dangerous combination. Jael has some hard decisions to make and she’s afraid not everyone will be on board.

Will she fulfill her destiny or fall into the Bishop’s trap?

My Review
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.   We revisit Jael  Shetler where book 2 has left off.  Uncle Seth has been injured by Carolyn, who has become half vampire and half human.  Can Father Thomas save her soul?  Will Seth survive?  Will the Bishop be destroyed?

This is book 3 of The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy.  This was an amazing book.  I was once again drawn into the world of Amish Vampires from the very beginning.  This story has nonstop action with many twists.  We also see, as promised, the reappearance of Bree and Shadow.  This book ties up all of the loose ends and it was great to see her as her love for her boyfriend Gabe grows.  This was an excellent trilogy, one that I’m sad to see end.

 About the Author

I'm the author of eight novels, with another always on the way. I grew up on a small farm in Washington State but now live in the mean "burbs" of Minnesota with my husband and our dogs, Rugby and Willow. With our kids now pushed out of the nest and encouraged to fly, I spend much time reading, writing, collecting books, riding motorcycles with my husband, and keeping one step ahead of AARP. I'm a member of the Christian Writer's Guild and try to attend a writer's conference somewhere each year. At the 2006 Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference I was a finalist in the mainstream novel category with "Time in a Bottle." (Now published under the title: "Entangled") In 2007 I was once again a finalist, but in the mystery/thriller category, with "Sense of Danger." (now published under the title: "Split Sense") My new young adult Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy is now available: Chosen, Shunned, & Reckoning. I also really like black licorice.

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