Thursday, 31 March 2016

Kindred Salvation Cover Reveal!

Title: Kindred Salvation

Series: Divine Hunter #3

Author: L.J. Sealey

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release: TBC




Hell wants an angel. . .


Against her better judgement, Lacy Holloway is getting used to her life with Michael, but falling deeper in love with him is only bringing more uncertainty about their future together. And then there's the other little problem: God only knows why her dead sister is still hanging around, but she is secretly glad. Living with the man she loves, and having Beth back in her life, Lacy is hiding her concerns behind the normal life she so desperately craves.

Things have been quiet in Oakland, but calm wasn't usually on Michael's radar, and for good reason. Now the dead are stirring and when Michael and Jaret discover a mass grave in Cincinnati they suspect Varesh has returned.

Their suspicions are heightened the moment Michael comes face to face with a past he knows very little about, and that past comes with some shocking news. Overwhelmed by what he's learned, and desperate to stop his evil enemy, Michael finds himself on the hunt for a woman who is closer to him than he could have ever imagined. But if Hell finds her first, the repercussions will be devastating, not just for Michael, but for the whole of mankind

Who will get to her first? Angel or demon?

Other books by L.J. Sealey:
• AWAKEN (Divine Hunter #1) is currently *FREE* on eBook.
• DARK DELIVERANCE (Divine Hunter #2) 
• EVO - A Divine Hunter World Novel (Divine Hunter #2.5) *Can also be read as a standalone*

 All books are available in eBook and Paperback
About The Author
 L.J. Sealey was born and raised in a little Welsh town by the sea. It rains a lot, so she often has a great excuse to sit at her writing desk and while away the hours at her laptop.
She still lives in N.Wales and when she’s not travelling around the country working with her husband – who is a professional singer – or singing backup vocals herself, she likes to read and watch her favourite TV shows which normally includes plenty of CSI, The Vampire Diaries and endless amounts of sitcoms. Being addicted to reading about vampires, demons, shifters and angels, she has always had a thing for all things paranormal and is a big sucker for impossible love stories. So it was inevitable that when she started writing herself she would mix the two together.
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Sarah's Review of The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass


The One is Kiera Cass' third novel in The Selection Series and in my opinion it was the best one. In the final installment of determining Prince Maxon's future wife, America is surprised that she has made it this far. When she first entered the Selection she would have never thought she would still be here, so close to Prince Maxon's heart and the crown. The competition gets heated inside the palace walls as the threats from outside those walls are also increasing. It is starting to become very clear to America what she needs to do and how much she could lose if she doesn't fight for the future that she wants.

Cass does an amazing job with her writing. Her words are very illuminating and she easily paints a picture in your mind. By the end of this novel you have no doubt just who America is, as well as the other main characters. They have all evolved so much throughout the three books and each one has grown from the experience. Cass makes it so easy to follow, it is very well laid out. I felt you could really connect and identify with her characters.

Cass is an inspirational writer. Her storylines are so well planned and the ease at which they unfold is mesmerizing. Her words pull you in and make it such an easy, hard to put down read. I found that when I wasn't reading, I was thinking about it, just waiting to get back into her world.

There are a few overpowering themes throughout the series and this book. The main one being love. But one that I found very intriguing was the theme of good and evil. We see this portrayed within the caste system as well as the fight with the rebels against the palace. We even see America struggling internally with what is right and wrong in her heart. What I love about Cass's writing is that her characters are raw. We see right into the heart of America, even if she is confused and struggling. I'm sure we have all had at least one experience in our lives in which we can relate. America is a substantial heroine and doesn't waver from what she believes in right. She has solid morals, is very strong willed and doesn't falter even under the King's steely gaze.

After I finished reading this book, I started thinking about all of the underlying stories going on and I find it very interesting how she mirrors the tension between the girls and finding love inside of the palace with the tension building outside of the palace walls with the Northern and Southern rebels. As Maxon gets closer to choosing "The One" the rebels also get more and more threatening. And with that, Cass ties everything up perfectly, delivered in such a beautiful package. She brings back small hints at things from previous chapters and books to perfectly align them together, all the of pieces falling into place. Nothing is left undone.

This book is easily a new favourite. So if you are looking for a light, easy read, with a good plot and strong characters, I'd highly recommend The One.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Sarah's Review of The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass


The Elite is the second book in The Selection series by Kiera Cass and in this book we find that the selection has been narrowed down from 35 to just six. With such a small number of girls left the competition has become more intense as the girls try and win Prince Maxon's heart and crown. Most of the girls know what they want, but America is still trying to figure out what her heart desires. Is she falling in love with the Prince or does her heart still belong with her first love, Aspen? America needs to decide quickly what it is she wants. Before it's too late.

As we move further into the Selection, we learn more about the Prince and his parents. We also learn more about the remaining girls and their personalities begin to shine. This second book is full of drama and intrigue. We see America struggling with her heart's desires. One minute she thinks she loves Aspen and the next minute she seems to be falling for Prince Maxon. It did get frustrating with her constant back and forth. It seemed that every time she was with one of them then she was swept away into their world and she could only imagine her life with him. But the minute they left she was confused again. This is a typical love triangle in which she can see herself with both men and loves them both, but is struggling as to which one she loves more and is meant to be with. But while she is struggling with her emotions, the other girls know what they want and are fighting for it.

Even though the girls are fighting for the same thing and only one of them can have it, we start to see some friendships develop. Being in similar circumstances seems to create sympathy among the girls and since they are in it together they begin to grow closer to one another, just like Queen Amberly made lifetime friendships with the girls she was in the Selection with. I like how we learn more about Queen Amberly and with the girls we realize how true her words are. The differences between the King and Queen are quite evident and help to make the story an interesting one. They help to balance out the good and the bad and we learn why Prince Maxon is the way he is and how he has so much compassion in his heart.

Amongst all of the love triangles and some backstabbing drama, there is a whole other story developing with the rebels. We are learning more about the two groups and how differently they operate and why. Cass is good at relaying just the right amount of information when it's deemed necessary in order to create chaos and drama in the castle and in the castes.

Even though some parts I found to be predictable, there were many times where I was shocked and blown away at the turn of events. This book is a quick and easy read with good description and storytelling. You really get a sense of the setting as the girls are thrown into circumstances taking them all over the castle.

Amongst the love story there is such a strong tone with good versus bad. Not only with the King and Queen, but with the rebels. We learn sometimes you don't know everything and what might look terrible and incriminating from the outside really isn't so. You need to be fully informed of everything before you make a decision that could affect a lot of other people.

I think the thing I loved the most about this book is that, even though America struggles with who she loves, the girl she is never waivers. If anything, her integrity, morals and values are made stronger and she sticks to what she believes is right, even if it could cost her everything. She isn't broken by a man or bending her beliefs in order to please somebody else. She does what she believes is right because she is the one that has to live with the decisions she makes and the consequences.

Release Day Tour - Mortal Heart by L.J. Sealey

Title: Mortal Heart Series: Divine Hunter Series Book #4 Release Date: 20th September 2019 Blurb: When two hearts ...