Friday, September 30, 2011

Gabriel's Inferno Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!

Today it is my stop on the blog tour of:

PhotobucketGabriel's Inferno
Author: Sylvain Reynard
Professor Gabriel Emerson, a specialist in Dante and the art of seduction, believes he has already earned his exile to the lower circles of hell. Since redemption is impossible, there is no reason to refrain from indulging in a life of pleasurable sin, using his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm as a means to gratify his every whim. But when he meets Julia Mitchell, a brilliant, lovely, and innocent grad student with the achingly familiar eyes of an angel, all of his cynical convictions are challenged. Her mysterious allure and the havoc she wreaks on his self-satisfied existence cause him to lash out at her, while her quiet beauty and innate goodness consistently undermine his control, tempting him beyond measure. Despite surviving a traumatic childhood, nothing has shaken Julia's faith that redemption is possible for everyone-everyone but her. Her unworthiness torments her, since the only man she will ever love has managed to forget her very existence, failing to even recognize her when they reconnect. Too naive to see that Gabriel's hostility is a mask for his increasing obsession with her, Julia forces him to come to grips with his past while she continues to unwittingly torment his senses. His fascination grows into a dangerous preoccupation, for Julia is forbidden fruit . . .


And now for the review part....

My very first thought when sitting down to write this was "I am not worthy, I am not worthy".....(cue flashback of Wayne's World...yeah I am that old)

There is not much I feel I can say about this book that the above feature doesn't. Except that I freakin' LOVED this book.
L. O. V. E. D.    I. T.
There is so much I want to say about this book, but I find myself without the right words.  And also, there is so much in the story that you just have to read it to get.  So, I suggest you read it, and quickly! I will say this tho....

This book is like that movie.  You know, the one really great movie you would've paid a million dollars to see again and again.  And when its run in the theaters ended, you awaited its DVD release with baited breath.  Then when it arrived, you impatiently waited for bedtime so you could watch it over and over when everyone was asleep. Finally, when you had watched it enough, (NEVER!!), you lovingly tucked it away in a drawer.  It is now the one you pull out when you have a craving for chocolates and wine (we all know when that is), or when you just need a good cry, or even on those days when your husband has been a real a$$ and you want to witness real true love in all its imperfect forms.  Yeah, this book is THAT good.

Gabriel is now one of my all time favorite males in the fictional world.  He is certainly much more complicated than most of the males I usually have hanging around on my bookshelves, or in this case, on my eReader. He can be a real pompous bastard, but atleast sometimes he realizes it, like in that scene where he is sitting watching Julia walking with Paul.  And he does have my two favorite lines in this story..

"Then I'm glad I'm your first."   and

"The Angelfucker. That's right -- hands off the angel, asshole."

Also, if he ever wants to get rid of the *ahem* decorations that used to be hanging on his bedroom walls, I think they'd go great with the decorating scheme in my own bedroom. *angel face*

Julia (I think I like Julianne better) however, sometimes made me want to reach inside the pages and scream "SNAP OUT OF IT!!" But I did get where SR went with the character, so I didn't let her rub me the wrong way too much.  And I admit, I do like her often unique prayers to those oddly specialized deities of hers, even if she did ask one of them to dole out a real itchy

I am almost ashamed to admit that I had never heard of this book, or its author, prior to being offered a stop on this blog tour.  Really, how could something this good not be on a list somewhere, with a million people reading it.  If I belonged to a book club, we would so be reading it.  Hey~ maybe I should start one!  Yeah, not so much.

Also I just read on Twitter that there is a sequel planned!   Awesome news, my friends.  Where do I sign up?

I want to take the time to thank KLB Virtual Events and author Sylvain Reynard for allowing me the opportunity of taking part in this tour and for introducing me to this book. Cin cin! And now I have to find my ereader so I can go read it again.

Ciao, bella.

P. S. Oh, and before I leave I want to post a few thoughts......

Photos    Wine    "Closer"    Rabbit     Vanilla    Orchard     Broken     Dragon

And I will add that these take on a completely new meaning in this book.


Paperback, 514 Pages
Published April 19, 2011 by Omnific Publishing
ISBN: 9781936305629




I have 1 ebook copy of Gabriel's Inferno to giveaway!  All you have to do is follow KLB's blog located here and you'll be entered into the giveaway. Please leave your email in a comment on this blog as well as format of the book you would like.  Giveaway ends on 10/01/11 at midnight EST and winner will be chosen using  Good luck!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

News from Shiloh Walker!!!

Reissued at a new, lower price...available at ARe  Nook & Kindle
Book 1
Tori McAdams was a sensible woman. She didn't believe in hocus-pocus, she didn’t believe in ghosts, and she definitely didn’t believe in vampires…not until the night she was attacked by one. Alone, starving and afraid, she doesn’t know what’s happening but at least she had somebody to turn to…
Declan Reilly was normally the last person she’d go to for help, but now he was the first on her list. He can help; she knows he can. She never could have planned on what happens next, though…the sexy detective is so much more than he appears.
Warning: This book contains violence, sex, more violence, a maniacal murderer, sex, more violence, and a menage or two thrown in for good measure. There are also sighs, happy endings, a romance, a hero, a heroine, and a little bit of falling in love.
**Please note this work has been previously published. While it's been edited, no new material has been added.
Read an excerpt

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's all fun and games...

Until a demon tosses you out on your azz 101 years into the future. And, oh, what a future it is.

In a world now run by things that used to only go bump in the night, Rhiannon, the fearless heroine in J.A. Saare's The Renfield Syndrome, is faced with a seemingly impossible challenge and what must be a million and one things that keep getting in the way, demons and death among them. But not even death can stop this feisty bartender from saving the world, one werewolf, or vampire or fallen angel at a time.

I first stumbled upon this series as a result of being asked to take part in this blog tour.  *GASP*  I know, I know, but this blogger is famously out of touch with so many things.  Though, I must say, this curious happenstance led me to be a very grateful woman.  In true ignorance-is-bliss style, I did not have to wait *forever* to read the conclusion to the serious cliffhanger that ended the first book.  I had already downloaded it onto my e-reader.  So, push a couple buttons and *bam* there you go.  No dramatic heart wrenching, no nights spent sleepless wondering what was happening to Rhia and the scrumptious Disco.  So for that, I count myself as lucky.

That being said, I am very much in love with this UF series, and its characters.  Well most of them.  Cause I would seriously kick the behinds of those wolves from the future, especially their leader, if I passed them on the street.  Well, I would try anyway.  Oh, who am I kidding, I'd probably run the other way, screaming at the top of my itty bitty human lungs.  Still, shame on Carter for thinking he can take Rhiannon away from true love.  And as for that wannabe princess Jackson, well I'm glad Rhia got to take care of that problem before the end of the book.

As for Rhiannon's vampire friends and fellow necromancer, I'm still willing to take any of them off her hands.  Really, how many guys does one girl need? Granted, she certainly has dibs on Disco, but Goose sounds charming in his own style.  And what, may I ask, is wrong with Paine?  I mean the man waited a solid century for her. 100 years people!! One can only dream of a love so long lasting and in the end so heartbreaking.  That scene with him and Rhia brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. Then what happens later on in the book because of it, well, that is pretty damn depressing as well.

There are also a bunch of new characters we meet in this book, each created with the hand of a true literary artist.  A slightly evil artist who lets you to spend half a book getting to know and like these characters and then laughs when she takes them away from you in a crazy time traveling plot twist designed to send your head into a tailspin.  I'm sure everyone reading this went "Wait...what?!?!?" more than once, I know I did.  Truly sad, because I really liked Bells, even if her mother is the spawn of Satan.

Aside from the characters, is the fact that the books are set in my favorite city, The Big Apple.  Ms. Saare has such an ability to bring the scenes to life in your mind and get this, she's never even been there!  True genius.

Lastly, there is the story line, straight out of the weirdest soap opera one could imagine.  Or maybe an episode of the X-Files.  And that's all I'm going to say my friends.  Because to go any further into it would require some serious spoiler action, which I'm already bordering on, and I think this book deserves to be read and enjoyed without flipping to the end first. 

When all is said and done, I find The Renfield Syndrome a fitting follow up to the first book Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between.  And as with the first book, J.A. Saare has captured this reader, and left her wanting more.  Sadly, this time I will have to wait the requisite *forever* to read the next book, The Ripple Effect.

For more information and to read the first chapter click HERE

(The following is from the site)

Vampires, and werewolves, and demons, oh my. 
Rhiannon thought facing off against a deranged child vampire was the most dangerous task she would ever have to undertake, but she’s about to discover making a deal with a demon is far, far worse. Sent forward into another reality, one in which vampires are now dominating nearly extinct humans, she realizes the sooner she returns to her vampire lover, Disco, the better.

Unfortunately, time changes a lot of things; including those most trusted around her. When she’s faced with a loss and betrayal unlike any she has ever known, her focus shifts from severing the debt between the demon that wants to kill her, to exacting a revenge that will bring forth consequences she never could have fathomed. By reaching out to the darkness lingering within her, she’ll find the strength to push forward despite the circumstances that would see her dead and buried.

After all, when it’s all said and done, all that she has left to lose is her soul.

Till we meet again,

Oh, and in case you're counting, I am one vote solidly "Team Paine".  Then again, I was also "Team Jacob". So, I guess, that's just how I roll.