URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW- SPIDER’S TRAP BY JENNIFER ESTEP

spider's trap by jennifer estep

Book Description
Publication Date: July 28, 2015
The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin series—“an extraordinary series.…One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre” (Romantic Times Book Reviews).

Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.

One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, not by choice—a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.

My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death…

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

AWESOME!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!! THE SPIDER’S TRAP starts off after The Spider(Gin Blanco) defeats Mab Monroe’s daughter and becomes the New Queen of the Ashland Underworld. Gin is mediating a dispute on The Delta Queen between two of the city’s crime lords, who both want the coin laundries that Lorelei owns. In true Gin style she does not like listening to these two squabble about who should own them. All she wants to do is stab them. During this shouting match, she notices something different about the guy serving the champagne. She makes him nervous and he runs. She chases him down as he jumps overboard, just as she was to follow, she is shot at by a sniper. She goes back to the bucket to check and there is a bomb inside. She yells for everyone to get of the boat, and as time gets down to the wire, she jumps overboard. I loved this book!!! There is action from the very first chapter. The characters and story line are very well-developed. I love the character of Gin Blanco and all of her friends and family. They just help the story to flow and move along. I give THE SPIDER’S TRAP 5/5 STARS. I cannot wait until the next book in this series.

 

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BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER AWARD

A GREAT HONOR.

I would like to thank  Ana@Ana’s Lair – https://anaslair.wordpress.com/  for nominating me for this award.  It is an honor to receive something like this from a fellow book junkie and blogger. She has a great site and if you have not checked it out, you should.

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The Rules
Link to the blogger who took the time to nominate you.
List seven random things about yourself.
Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers.
Notify the amazing people who you nominated for the award.

  1. I am actually a very shy person until I get to know you. Being a blogger helps me to be more open and talkative with people. It has helped to bring me out of my shell.
  2. I love my dog Charlie. I didn’t want a pet, but when my Mom found her on my birthday 2 years ago, It was fate.charlie chillin
  3. I am currently writing a children’s book with my sister. We hope to have it finished by the end of the year and start the next in the series. All the characters are nicknames of family members. Mostly my nieces and nephews.
  4. I love to go fishing. In the past I have not gone much because of work. I plan to go a lot more in the future. I love the peacefulness of sitting on the bank of the lake.
  5. I have always wanted to be a writer since I was a young girl. I was always writing and reading.
  6. I love to read comic books. I still collect them. I probably have 500-600 comic books. Some titles are not around anymore. My Mom would read them when I was young, and it just stuck with me till this day.
  1. I love watching cartoons with my Mom. We both would rather watch a good animation(cartoons) than anything else. Some of today’s animation to me is not what to me is good animation. It looks as if no thought or effort was put into them. Give me the older cartoons(animation) any day.

 

My Nominees

Leiah Cooper@So I read this book today

April Wood@A well read woman

Cori & Donna&Dawn@Reading in pajamas

Andrea@Penny dreadful book reviews

Cleo@Cleopatra loves books

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PARANORMAL ROMANCE BOOK REVIEW- PURE BLOODED BY AMANDA CARLSON

pure blooded by amanda carlsonBOOK DESCRIPTION

  • Publisher: Orbit (June 16, 2015)

The fifth Jessica McClain novel — a fast-paced and irresistibly sexy urban fantasy series reminiscent of Kelley Armstrong.

Nowhere left to run.

Back from Hell, Jessica arrives to find her world thrown into chaos. Her father is fighting a losing battle against the Made wolves, and when Jessica and her crew rush to his aid, they discover the war is not as straightforward as it seems. Something larger is on the hunt, something ancient and powerful that won’t rest until Jessica is dead. Now Jessica’s plan of attack must change — but how can she defeat someone who can predict her every move?

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

PURE BLOODED is another hit for Amanda Carlson. It is Action packed, nail-biting fun. The characters and story line are well-developed.  Jessica has just returned from Hell and the Hags of Fate are wanting her dead for killing Ardat Lili who was to birth a child that would be one of the Hags of Fate. She must stay alive to redirect her fated path to get her fate back on track. A balance. Staying alive will not be easy, when someone wants you dead. She does have an ally in one of the Hags that wants her to stay alive. This is such a great book and series that it will have you wanting more. I cannot wait until the next book. This book will have you on the edge of your seat. When you think they are in the clear, Fate throws another wrench into the plan. I recommend this book and series to everyone. I give PURE BLOODED 5/ 5 STARS.

 

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SHAPESHIFTING ZOMBIE

Now that I have your attention, I thought you might like this. I am currently taking a Paranormal Romance writing class, and one of the first lessons was to write an introduction  from a list paranormal elements that you believe in (or find remotely plausible) and the ones that you find just completely ridiculous. We were to take one from the ridiculous list and write an introduction. Here is my introduction:

 

Not everyone can do what I can do in the zombie world. One you are either a zombie, human, or a supernatural creature. Me, I am a shapeshifting zombie. Yes, you heard right. I was infected with the zombie virus when I was out on a run. Now I have a craving for brains and to howl at the moon. I have to be very careful when I shift into my wolf form. Zombies are know to lose a piece of themselves every now and then. It would be very embarrassing to change and have a foot, arm or other parts missing.

My name is Jade Everheart. My pack knows about this and is trying to deal with it, but not having it happen before is difficult to understand. It is hard to have a relationship, because I am afraid I might want to eat his brains at night. So, I don’t ever have anyone stay overnight. I am a biochemist at my day job, and am trying to find a cure for the zombie virus. It is now a year later and I have had no luck in finding a cure. I have tried to locate the mad scientist who infected me, but he died last month. it seems one of his creature killed him.

 

I am thinking that I could make a story out of this. It already sounds pretty good. Let me know what you think.

 

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BOOK REVIEW- DEVIL’S DAUGHTER BY Hope Schenk-de Michele & Paul Marquez

devil's daughter
Lucinda is as old as humanity itself, yet perpetually young, beautiful, and endowed with supernatural powers. She lives a double life—human and immortal. Born out of a betrayal of trust between the first woman, Eve, and father, Lucifer, Lucinda has worked covertly and subtly for millennia to be true to her mother’s love by subverting her father’s schemes. In her human guise, she manages Lucinda’s Pawnshop & Antiquary, the doors of which can open to any street anywhere in the world at any time. Mortals who have arrived at a moral or spiritual crossroads are drawn into the mysterious shop. If they acquire one of its cursed artifacts, they may find themselves drafted into Lucifer’s service. And if the Devil‘s daughter will not love a man he can control, can Lucifer control the man she loves?

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I was given a copy of this book by the Publisher for an honest review.

DEVIL’S DAUGHTER  is a fresh look at good versus evil. Lucinda is the Daughter of Lucifer and Eve. Lucinda owns a pawn shop that she acquires items for Lucifer that holds the spirit of evil in each item. Now Lucifer wants her to help him with his current project.  To help him set up each domino, and when they are all in place, he will watch them fall. Causing Death and destruction all around. Lucinda has other Ideas. She is part human, and possess free will. She does not like what she does for Lucifer and will throw a wrench in his plans, thwarting everything that he has planned.  The characters and story line are very well-developed and believable. I recommend this book to everyone. I cannot wait until the next to see what happens. I give DEVIL’S DAUGHTER 4/5 STARS.

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