Archive for the ‘Werewolves & Shifters’ 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 Now: Supernatural Freak

Robyn Wise spends her free time trying to cure werewolves and fighting evil genies, as a paranormal expert nothing is too bizarre for her. With a ghost as a roommate and two wizards as her best friends, Robyn seems to always need backup when she’s putting her life on the line. When she gets the call to help a politician’s son from turning into a tree she knows she must accept the assignment and enter into a darker world of magic, then even she’s prepared for. Wizard Councils and Evil Soul Eating Abominations are about to be just a few of her worries.

This book had so much potential and I was excited to read it, but I felt let down. It took me longer than I would like to read this shorter book, the book dragged on and I would put it down either out of frustration, boredom, or just the feeling of being lost and confused at what was happening. Even after finishing it, I couldn’t tell you who all the players were or what they did outside the few main characters. Robyn Wise didn’t know if she was 25 or 15, the way she acted or spoke. When she’s chased by a werewolf it’s as if we are inside the head of a gum chewing, hair twirling valley girl, and I wanted to stop reading right then, but I forced myself to keep going. The plot and story line were there, but the delivery just fell short. To say the least, I was disappointed.

*I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for honest review*
*Book does contain explicit language*

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Shaping Destiny

Leah is on her way to college, leaving behind an overprotective dad only to travel with an overprotective boyfriend. Leah has lived a normal life and ready to start the next chapter, but she’ll soon find out that her life is anything but normal. Leah starts to realize that she may have a creepy stalker on her hands; needless to say it is a bit frightening to her. In-between classes and taking dance class with Jared, her boyfriend and best friend since they were kids, Leah is so busy that she pushes the stalker out of her mind. However, the moment she is attacked and the so-called stalker saves her life, Leah begins to realize that there may be more to her that meets the eye. She soon discovers that her hearing is impeccable, she can smell every little thing or person, and those are only a few of the changes that are beginning to take place after she has been hanging out with Max. Max was hired to watch Leah from a distance, but fate draws them together. Together they find they are stronger and they need to rely on each other to find the strength to protect Leah from from the people trying to kill her.

Shaping Destiny isn’t the best written book out there, being a self published book there may be some parts that an editor could have helped to iron out the kinks, but the story line is fun and easy to read. I enjoyed this short trip into Leah’s shape shifting life. There may be some parts of the book that seems a bit jumbled, but all I wanted was a quick escape into a cute, clean, young adult romance and Heather delivered. I wouldn’t mind reading other books from Heather Monroe.

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