October 01, 2014

Hallow's Eve Cover Reveal & Giveaway

 
Hi everyone! I have the cover reveal for Hallow's Eve today along with and excerpt and giveaway.
 
First some about the book.
 
Blurb:
Twelve months ago, Hal’s world crashed and burned, taking the love of his life with it. He’s waited all year for that one special night when the souls of the departed come home, hoping his candle will summon back one in particular to heal his broken heart. But the forbidden knowledge he’s learned could call something far worse, and put more than his own soul at risk...

Excerpt:
The thud and chink of beer bottles and glasses on the bar announced Dan’s return.
“So?”
Hal shook his head. “Not tonight.”
“Oh, c’mon, man. Just one beer.”
Hal dropped his gaze to the glass he was still drying with a vehemence it didn’t deserve, avoiding his friend’s pleading stare. “Thanks, but I’m not in the mood.”
Dan made an exasperated sound. “Look, I know it’s nearly a year—”
Pain lanced into his chest. “Stop.” He looked up.
A frown creasing his tanned face, Dan glared back, but he shut up.
Hal sucked in a breath. He didn’t want to fight with Dan over this. The guy had stopped Hal’s life completely falling apart after last Halloween. “I know what you’re trying to do,” he murmured, and relief flickered in Dan’s brown eyes. “But I’m not ready to let it go.”
“I’m not saying you should, man. But how about getting back into some social interaction? You can’t spend the rest of your life as a recluse.”
“I won’t.” Hal smiled. Dan had no idea.
“Then come out for a beer.”
“Another time.”
“Tomorrow then. I know you’ve got the Halloween shift off.”
Hal put down the glass he’d abused. “I’m busy.”
“Oh, yeah? Doing what? Trick or treating?” Dan scoffed. “What is it with you and Halloween? You never struck me as religious enough to find it offensive, but you don’t go out and have any fun either. So how come you always take the night off?”
Hal looked around the bar at all the tawdry holiday decorations, and debated how to answer. Maybe Dan thought he was a closet Christian or something. The truth would shock the hell out of him. Especially with what Hal had planned this year. “My...family don’t see it as something to joke about.”
“Oh. Strict Catholic or something?”
“Something like that.” Hal smiled at the thought of his parents taking Holy Communion. But let Dan interpret it any way he liked.
 


Coming 8th October, Hallow’s Eve will be available in all digital formats from Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, and most digital online retailers.
Link: http://www.pippajay.co.uk/#!hallows-eve/c6fi
Bio:
After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), a scifi romance novella—Tethered—published by Breathless Press, a YA paranormal romance—Restless In Peaceville—published by Lycaon Press, three self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply, The Bones of the Sea, and Reboot), and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place).

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and

 
 
Giveaway



September 05, 2014

Restless Blog Tour : Excerpt & Giveaway

Hi everyone! We have a stop on the Restless blog tour today. There is an excerpt from the book and a giveaway for you all!



Blurb:
Welcome to Peaceville, population 2067 and rising...from the grave...


Luke Chester has had enough. He’s the school geek, the girls laugh at him, he’s lost his dead-end job at the pizza place, and in the midst of the world’s messiest divorce his parents don’t even know he exists. An overdose of his mom’s tranquilizers and a stomach full of whiskey should solve all his problems...

But they don’t. Instead, Luke finds himself booted out of the afterlife for not dying a natural death, with nowhere to go but back to his recently vacated corpse and reality. How the hell is he going to pass for one of the living without someone trying to blow his brains out for being one of the undead?

And it just gets worse. He’s got to fight his own desperate craving to consume the living, evade the weird supernatural hunter who’s having a field day with the new undeads rising, and there’s this creepy black shadow following him around. Add to that the distraction of female fellow undead Annabelle burning to avenge her own murder, and clearly there’s no rest for the wicked. Jeez, all he wanted to do was R.I.P.

Buy links:



Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/Restless-Peaceville-Pippa-Jay-ebook/dp/B00MW8IQFO/

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Restless-Peaceville-Pippa-Jay-ebook/dp/B00MW8IQFO/


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Excerpt

You gotta be kidding me...Waking up inside a small dark space is a pretty bad experience. Although I didn't wake as such because I wasn't asleep. I just became...aware maybe? The darkness kind of faded away until I can see I'm inside this metal box. Well, as far as I can tell. I tap the wall with one knuckle to check, and the hollow metallic knock proves at least part of my assumption right. So, what is this? I died and got kicked out of the afterlife. As far as I know, coffins ain't made of metal. So at a guess, I'm in the mortuary, and since I'm not laid out on a slab I must have been put away in storage. I've never been stuck in a drawer before, but somehow this fits with how I imagine it would be.
I suppose I should count myself lucky they hadn't started carving me up, and that I'd gone for an overdose rather than throwing myself in front of a truck or out of a window. I'm in damn good condition...for a corpse. Still in one piece as far as I can ascertain, and that ain't easy to determine, let me tell you. You know how an arm or a leg goes after you've sat on it for a while, cutting off the circulation? But before the blood flow starts again and you get pins and needles? That numb heaviness? My whole body is like that. Like every part of me is full of lead.
Also, the not breathing is weird. I take a couple of breaths out of habit, for the familiar feeling of air moving in and out of my chest. After that I don't bother. It takes too much concentration and there are other things I need to focus on. Like, what do I do next, for instance?
So, what, I'm just gonna lie here?

Bio:
After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head.

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), a scifi romance novella—Tethered—published by Breathless Press, three self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply, The Bones of the Sea, and Reboot), and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place). 

You can stalk her at her website http://pippajay.co.uk, or at her blog http://pippajay.blogspot.co.uk, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen.

Blogs – 
Adventures in Scifi - http://www.pippajay.blogspot.co.uk
Spacefreighters Lounge - http://www.spacefreighters.blogspot.com


Giveaway 

Restless In Peaceville tour schedule
Karen Y Bynum 20th August Why Zombies?!
The Writer's Nest 22nd interview
Dana's YA Bookpile 1st interview
Winter Bayne 3rd Adorable Zombies – This Is Not A Typo
Mark of the Stars 4th The Appeal of Zombies
Paranormal Reads 5th Excerpt
Literature YA Fiction 5th Five things that got me writing teen zombies
Rachel Leigh Smith 6th Five Facts About RIP
Ryan Hill Writes 7th Interview
Liana Brooks 8th How to Date a Zombie
Rise of the Slush 9th Excerpt
Cassandra Page 11th excerpt
Celia Breslin 12th Five Songs that Inspired RIP
An Author's Quest 14th review
Everyday Fangirl 15th Two Teen Paranormal Inspirations – Why Kids TV Rocks
(Rachel Leigh Smith at mine) 16th
Going From Somebody To Nobody 17th Character interview
YA Readers America 18th Ten Things You might not know from reading the book
Aussie Owned and Read 26th interview

August 27, 2014

Night Unbound Blog Tour : Review, Dream Cast & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today we have a stop on the Night Unbound Blog Tour. There is a review of the book, a dream cast and a giveaway for you all!

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Dianne Duvall, returns with the much-anticipated 5th book in her paranormal romance Immortal Guardians series, NIGHT UNBOUND! 

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Title: Night Unbound 
Series: Immortal Guardians #5
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Publication: September 2nd 2014 by Zebra
ISBN: 1420129805
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Blurb:
Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians protect humanity from unspeakable horrors--but their hearts are as fragile as any mortal's. . .

For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

My Review
Lisette may be a warrior but she still has desires. Desires she has to keep hid from the other Immortal Guardians. They all think Zach is a traitor but she knows different. She looks beyond the wall he hides behind and sees him for the man he is not what he shows. Zach would do anything to protect Lisette. He is an exhile from everyone but he can't stay away fro her. He doesn't argue or deny the charges and accusations made against him he just takes them in stride. When Lisette shows him how much she cares she opens up feelings he never had before. Now even while hiding he will do whatever it takes to make Lisette his. A new type of super vamps have arrived and it seems like Zach is to blame. He has to either run and leave Lisette behind or stay and prove he didn't do it all the while he is still being hunted down by the Others.

Lisette is tough, a great fighter, friend and person. She still is a woman and seems to want only one man Zach. She knows he is different from her but she trust him.  Zach I have been waiting to see more of. He is sexy, powerful and can be very stubborn. Even while tortured he doesn't reveal secrets or even try to defend his self. He is very protective and can be very caring. I love seeing him open up and learn more about him.

I love this series and couldn't wait to read more about these two. For some reason Lisette has always seemed quiet to me and not really out front like the others. It is nice to see things from her side and what it is like for a female Immortal Guardian. Zach I wanted to know more about since he showed up and took a lollipop from a friend. He seems to always be around but not part of anything. You get to see what he thinks and how he feels. It is amazing to see how much Lisette opens him up. There is tons of action in this book as a group of super vampires is on the loose and they have to figure out where they are coming from and how to stop them. For fans of Seth you also get to see a different side of him as well. There is romance of course in this and love even a very special new member. I look forward to the next book already and I hope Seth gets his story soon and we find out even more about the Others. If you are looking for an excellent paranormal series I suggest this one!

5 out of 5 Stars~Pam


Pre-Order Links:

Praise for the Immortal Guardians series:
"Duvall is a major player." --RT Book Reviews

"The Immortal Guardians series is one you'll want to follow." --The Romance Review

"These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!" --Alexandra Ivy on Darkness Dawns

"Whizzing along at light speed. . .this sophomore effort sizzles." --Publishers Weekly on Night Reigns

Book 1, Darkness Dawns - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 2, Night Reigns - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 3, Phantom Shadows - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 3.5, In Still Darkness - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 4, Darkness Rises - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH
Book 5, Night Unbound - http://bit.ly/1m38HWH


Immortal Guardians Dream Cast
Thank you for joining me!  I’m so excited to be here today, celebrating the upcoming September 2nd release of NIGHT UNBOUND, the fifth book in my Immortal Guardians series.  If you’re new to my series, it features powerful immortal warriors with special gifts who spend their nights hunting and destroying insane vampires who prey upon humans.  But vampires aren’t the only enemy my Immortal Guardians must face.  While they contend with the maddened vampires, even more dangerous foes rise up against them, presenting incredible challenges and threatening their very existence.

When I’m not writing, I work in the local independent film industry.  And, as I help directors cast their feature films, short films, and music video projects, I admit I often imagine casting my own projects . . . namely film versions of my books.  With each book’s release, I rethink my dream cast, adding new characters and tweaking it here and there.  Since my Immortal Guardians group is like one big family, players from previous novels often return in ensuing books.  So I thought I would share with you now the dream cast I’ve concocted for NIGHT UNBOUND:  

Chris Hemsworth and Eva Green as
Zach and Lisette d’Alençon
Hero and Heroine of NIGHT UNBOUND

Sam Worthington and Cobie Smulders as
Étienne d’Alençon (Lisette’s brother) and Krysta Linz
Hero and Heroine of DARKNESS RISES, Book 4

Sam Worthington and Jennifer Garner as
Richart d’Alençon (Étienne’s twin) and Jenna McBride,
Hero and Heroine of IN STILL DARKNESS, Book 3.5

Jake Gyllenhaal and Evengeline Lilly as
Sebastien Newcombe and Dr. Melanie Lipton
Hero and Heroine of PHANTOM SHADOWS, Book 3

Johnny Depp and Milla Jovovitch as
Marcus Grayden and Ami (Amiriska)
Hero and Heroine of NIGHT REIGNS, Book 2

Hugh Jackman and Michelle Monaghan as
Sarah Bingham and Roland Warbrook
Hero and Heroine of DARKNESS DAWNS

Alexander Skarsgård and Djimon Hounsou as
Seth and David, the eldest and most powerful Immortal Guardians

Ryan Reynolds and Taye Diggs as
Chris Reordon (Head of the East Coast Division of the human network that aids immortals) and Darnell (David’s Second)

Eliza Dushku and Kellan Lutz as
Tracy (Lisette’s Second) and Sheldon (Richart’s Second)


Chris Evans as Ethan

An awesome cast, don’t you think?  Makes me want to see the books hit the big screen all the more.  

A huge thank you to my friends on Facebook for all of your suggestions!  

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, where she studied fiction writing, playwriting, and poetry writing. Darkness Dawns, the first book in her Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. It was also deemed a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Best Book by Long and Short Reviews. Night Reigns, the second book in the series, was nominated for Best Best Book of 2011 - Paranormal Romance by The Romance Reviews and declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. Phantom Shadows, the third book in the series, has been declared a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella In Still Darkness was released in the Predatory anthology on May 7, 2013, and has received many fabulous reviews. Darkness Rises, the fourth book in the series, hit the USA Today Bestseller list, has been nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and was deemed a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.

Dianne has also completed two not-yet-published paranormal romance novels that are prequels to Darkness Dawns. A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that won awards in the Lone Star, Where the Magic Begins, Southern Heat, Picture This, Book of Your Heart and Suzannah national writing competitions. Rendezvous With Yesterday is a time travel romance and won second place in the Picture This writing contest.

In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-wining screenwriter to write a spec script for a new situation comedy. Several of her poems have also been published in anthologies.

When she isn’t writing, Dianne is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared on screen as a machete-weilding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

Author Links:

Tour-Wide Giveaway: 
1st Prize - 1 Winner
$25 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Prize - 2 Winners
Autographed copy of DARKNESS RISES, tote bag, and swag

3rd Prize - 3 Winners
Autographed paperback of winner's choice from backlist + Immortal Guardians Swag Pack

4th Prize - 5 Winners
Immortal Guardians Swag Pack

August 17, 2014

Tethered Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! We have a stop on the Tethered Blog Tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Blurb:
She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man’s grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?

For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.

For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.

Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there’s more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction? 

My Review 
Being a clone and an assassin is all Tyree knows. It is what she was made for and she isn't used to getting involved with others. Her newest assignment may be her hardest yet. She has just learned a secret about herself and her new assignment is to help Zander make a peace treaty. She has to pretend to be his love who was killed and still protect him. Zander has gave everything for his job and just wants to finish it. Tyree may resemble his late love but she is far from being her. Someone doesn't want their mission to pass and will do anything to stop them. While they grow closer to each other so does someone who will kill to stop them.

Tyree is very smart, tough and knows how to get the job done. She doesn't understand what she begins to feel for Zander. She does everything she can to protect him. She doesn't understand a lot about what a relationship is. Zander is really a shell of a man until Tyree gets him to open his heart again. He is tough and doesn't give up easy. 

I liked this book and both characters really don't know for sure what is growing between them. Tyree wonders if Zander sees her or his past love and I'm glad she uses her head and has that thought. Both of them put there selves in danger to save the other even when it is Tyree's job to protect Zander. He still jumps in to help her even when he knows e has to stay alive or much will be lost. I love her ability and it was a neat to read about. I have to say I really didn't see the ending coming. Tyree has a horrible time and I wondered if she would survive. Even tough as she is she has a weakness and it just made her more great. If you like a sci-fi book about fascinating people and different abilities I would recommend this one to you.

4 out of 5 Stars

Buy links: 
Breathless Press - http://www.breathlesspress.com/index.php?main_page=product_free_shipping_info&cPath=6&products_id=597 (and for the whole of August, Breathless Press is offering 50% off to celebrate their 5th birthday!) 






Add it to your Goodreads TBR here – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22085149-tethered

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Bio: 
After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head. 

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), three self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply, The Bones of the Sea, and Reboot), and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place). 

You can stalk her at her website http://pippajay.co.uk, or at her blog http://pippajay.blogspot.co.uk, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen. 


Blogs – 
Adventures in Scifi - http://www.pippajay.blogspot.co.uk
Spacefreighters Lounge - http://www.spacefreighters.blogspot.com







Giveaway


July 10, 2014

My Last Kiss : Review


My Last Kiss
by Bethany Neal

Blurb 
What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy? 

Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss--the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died--is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn't a suicide as everyone assumes. She can't remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she's worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend. 

If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she'll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made--good and bad--that led to her last kiss.

Bethany Neal's suspenseful debut novel is about the power of first love and the haunting lies that threaten to tear it apart.

My Review 
Cassidy is trying to remember who her last kiss was with. She is dead but she doesn't know how she got that way. Everyone seems to think she killed herself. She is falling everyone around trying to figure out just what happened. No one but her boyfriend can see her. Her best friend is trying to figure things out as well. Cassidy knows she must have done something bad but she doesn't remember much. Slowly as the clues begin to show their selves she starts to remember everything that led up to that night. She needs to hurry and figure things out as someone doesn't like her best friend searching for answers.

Cassidy is dead but she is still trying to make up for her past as she remembers it. She is a good person who made mistakes as some young people do. She has to come to terms with all that happened in her short life. Her family was falling apart before now she has an outside view of what happens after her death. She wishes she could be there to help them and get them to move on. Her boyfriend Ethan is a wonderful guy. He tries his best to help her but doesn't push her memories on her. He is a very loyal guy for someone his age. 

I liked this story as you get to see what all happened to lead up to her death in flashbacks as well as what happens after. All the characters have some part to add to what happened to her and it all leads up to that horrible night. Cassidy sees who was really there for her and who she shouldn't have trusted. I liked it as I was never sure till the end what had happened that night. I had a few guesses. This is a great book and I really enjoyed it.

4 out of 5 Stars

Temptation in Shadows : Review


Temptation in Shadows
by Gena Showalter

Blurb 
Tall, lean, muscular—and definitely rough around the edges—Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard. He’s a controller of shadows, able to wield darkness at will. But when a mysterious woman at the club turns out to have powers greater than his own, he has no choice but seduction…

My Review 
Gabby is hiding out and has a secret. She is a waitress at a night club and while her life is far from normal she thinks she is safe. A new bodyguard has her wanting more. Sean isn't your typical bodyguard he is really part of a secret organization and his job is to seduce Gabby and to keep her safe. Someone else is after them and they have to learn to open up to each other if they are going to live.

This is a short story but a good one. Gabby has really been on her own for a long time. She can break into computers or phones and they download into her brain. She has hid this from everyone. She isn't the type to fall for anyone as she can usually find their secrets out pretty quickly. Sean is dark and moody. He can control shadows. They both are great characters separate but when they work together they are amazing. They are in danger and they have to use their talents to stay safe. They aren't sure who to trust and while on the run really fall for each other. You don't realize it's a short story really as the whole thing gets told in the pages and it feels like a full length book. If you want a great short story that is amazing try this one.

4 out of 5 Stars

The Girl Who Never Was : Review


The Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld #1)
by Skylar Dorset
Blurb 
THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS is the story of Selkie Stewart, who thinks she’s a totally normal teenager growing up in Boston. Sure, her father is in an insane asylum, her mother left her on his doorstep—literally—when she was a baby, and she’s being raised by two ancient aunts who spend their time hunting gnomes in their Beacon Hill townhouse. But other than that her life is totally normal! She’s got an adventurous best friend who’s always got her back and an unrequited crush on an older boy named Ben. Just like any other teenager, right?

When Selkie goes in search of the mother she’s never known, she gets more than she bargained for. It turns out that her mother is faerie royalty, which would make Selkie a faerie princess—except for the part where her father is an ogre, which makes her only half of anything. Even more confusing, there’s a prophecy that Selkie is going to destroy the tyrannical Seelie Court, which is why her mother actually wants to kill her. Selkie has been kept hidden all her life by her adoring aunts, with the help of a Salem wizard named Will. And Ben. Because the boy she thinks she’s in love with turns out to be a faerie whose enchantment has kept her alive, but also kept her in the dark about her own life.

Now, with enchantments dissolved and prophecies swinging into action, Selkie finds herself on a series of mad quests to save the people she’s always loved and a life she’s learning to love. But in a supernatural world of increasingly complex alliances and distressingly complicated deceptions, it’s so hard to know who to trust. Does her mother really wish to kill her? Would Will sacrifice her for the sake of the prophecy? And does Ben really love her or is it all an elaborate ruse? In order to survive, Selkie realizes that the key is learning—and accepting—who she really is.

My Review 
Selkie thinks she is just a normal girl. Her family may be a little odd but a lot of peoples are. She is raised by her aunts because her dad is in an institution and her mom ran off when she was a baby. What she soon finds out is she is far from normal. When she finds out she has been hid from her mom and others she soon realizes she should have stayed hid. She is part faerie on her mom's side and part ogre from her dad's side. Her mom and other fae are after her because of a prophecy. She must stay away from them or they will kill her. Selkie can't do that as Ben has been taken. Now she will do anything to get him back. She has to meet her mother and see who she can trust. It is a dangerous journey she is taking.

Selkie has been protected her whole life by many people. Ben has kept her hid even when she didn't know it. They all think she shouldn't know about any of the things for her own good but she isn't a weak person. She shows how strong she is when she takes on a dangerous journey to save Ben even when everyone tells her she shouldn't. She doesn't back down and tries her best to save him and others who need it.

If you love books with Faeries in them I am sure you will enjoy this one. Selkie is a great character and I loved getting to know what she was exactly. I would have liked to se more of the ogre part but I am strange like tat I guess lol. Her mom is one crazy person and a queen. She is ruthless and doesn't take a slight from anyone. The Fae court is very dangerous and the author does a great job with describing it. I also enjoyed the different time lines you get to see. I was something I had not seen in a book with Fae. I love Ben and how much he struggles to keep Selkie safe. I look forward to seeing more in this series.

4 out of 5 Stars

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