Archive for the ‘Supernatural’ Category

By Jamie Ripp

Suddenly ripped from her boring mundane life, Arri found herself thrown into a world of danger- something that not even her worst nightmares could have prepared her for.  What do you do when you find out your whole life has been one big lie, and worst of all you find out vampires are real and not only have you been living with them, but you’ve been calling them Mom and Dad?  Her own parents had kept their true identity from her, hoping to shield her from the most powerful and evil vampire to walk the face of the Earth, but it was only a matter of time before Nicholas found her, and he was ready to fight- he wouldn’t lose this time.

                Finding herself on the run and turning to the most unlikely of friends, Arri doesn’t know who she can trust, and she must remember there’s more to the people than what first meets the eye.  It’s not uncommon to be rubbing shoulders with vampires and werewolves when she turns to others for help, looking for protection in the arms of those that she isn’t so sure she should be trusting, much less falling in love with.

                Jamie has done a great job weaving a story that keeps the reader turning the pages as fast as they can to find out how Arri will survive this new attack on her life.  Keeping me on the edge of my seat with action, suspense and the thrill of a paranormal romance, she keeps this romance clean enough for both teens and adults.  Mrs. Ripp reaches all ages with her writing.  I enjoyed reading her story and watching the characters come alive and leap off the pages.  I can’t wait for the other books in the series to continue Arri’s adventures.

Buy: Chasing Fireflies (Power of the Matchmaker)

As a child her life had been mapped out for her, or so it seemed.  When the small mysterious woman tells her to search for her one true love named Paul, Savannah knows she must search the world for him.  With a chance to travel to China to keep looking, she jumps on it.  Once in China, she finds her true love: Paul.  However, things don’t go quite as planned and before she knows it, Savannah is falling in love with the handsome chef: Julian-and he’s not Paul!!  Torn on whether she should listen to her heart or listen to the words of a woman from so many years ago.  She may just lose the one man who could love and show her the kindness that no man named Paul has ever done.

I can’t explain how much I loved this book.  I kept telling my husband and my friend how great it was, to find a character that could some up my personality.  I’ve tried so many times and here comes Savannah and she explains who I am.  Taylor Dean, the author, has a beautiful way with words.  I devoured this book. Reading passages and highlighting so many things that she wrote and hit spot on.  This has been my favorite Power of the Matchmaker books by far.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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A Wild Ride

(Girl Detective & Her Horse Mystery Story Ages 6-8 & 9-12)

Excited for her tenth birthday, Moxie Wyoming Woodson wakes up and rushes out to find if she’s lucky enough to get her own barrel racing horse.  She is even more excited when she sees her dad getting ready to head out with the empty horse trailer.  Patiently she waits for her father to get back from his “fence-fixing” trip, only to be disappointed when he comes home and leads out a very old and very sway-backed grey-flecked black horse.  With instructions that she’s to love and care for this special horse, Moxie Wyoming throws a little tantrum but is surprised when the horse winks at her.  Wait a second, the horse winks?  It doesn’t take long for Moxie to realize that there’s more than what meets the eye with her new horse, Misty.

When Moxie and her best friend Pickle over hear a small gang making plans to round up a herd of wild mustangs and even recruit a local deputy, they know they can’t just sit back and not do anything about it.  When a special package arrives with special magical pink boots and a whistle, it becomes obvious that it’ll be up to Misty and Moxie to protect the wild mustangs from the gang.

This is a very cute read for any age, even if a child is unable to read on their own it is a fun one that can be read aloud to them.  With a little mystery, magic and some detective work a little girl learns that there’s more to life than barrel racing, and helping animals that can’t help themselves is very important and she’s willing to do what it takes.  I did enjoy taking a break from my normal every day reads, and had fun reading about Misty and Moxie’s adventures.  My children would love to read this story as would other children.

*I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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