Haven’t really gotten up to speed yet with the reviews, but here’s some freebies you should check out.
I’ve read Lacuna: Demons of the Void (review still to come) and I recommend it to all sci-fi fans out there. Also I’ve read the Descent series and it’s one of my all time favorites out there! If you read urban fantasy don’t miss this oportunity to pick the bundle up for free! The third one I haven’t heard of before, but it has good reviews, so looking forward to it.
Lacuna: Demons of the Void by David Adams
“Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology.”
It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing. Fifty million people die… and nothing is ever the same again.
Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao… they are the enemy. She is given command of one of three great warships built to fight the “demons”, the TFR Beijing.
Her task is simple. Find who attacked Earth and why… then stop them.
The Descent Series, Books 1-3: Death’s Hand, The Darkest Gate, and Dark Union by SM Reine
This is a collection of the first three titles in The Descent Series, which are gritty urban fantasy books about an exorcist, a witch, and their battles against the forces of Heaven and Hell. (Approx. 200,000 words total.)
1. Death’s Hand
2. The Darkest Gate
3. Dark Union
Mortal Obligation by Nichole Chase
Seventeen year old Ree McKenna has three goals: get through high school, convince her crush she is more than his best friend’s little sister, and save money for college. Fate, though, has other plans for her. After the untimely death of her older brother, Ree is haunted by dreadful nightmares and terrifying visions. To make matters worse, Ree has started to suspect that something dangerous is stalking her from the shadows.
A night full of frightening surprises leaves Ree with unsettling news. Gifted by the gods with unusual powers, she must devote herself to a battle that could very well lead to not only her death, but the demise of everyone she knows and loves. After all, Ree is the only mortal standing between the Earth and utter darkness.
Set in Savannah, Ga, Mortal Obligation is the first book of The Dark Betrayal Trilogy.
Yes. I am here once more. Maybe I should just put up a message “closed for winter” in the future. I just lack the energy to anything productive during the dark winter months.
Anyway. Hi again!
P.S. I don’t own coffeemugged dot net anymore, so please do not send any emails for the old mail.
***DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE PREVIOUS BOOKS!***
Target audience: YA
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Series: Seasons of the Moon, Book 4
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Red Iris Books
Author’s site: SM Reine
It’s been almost a year since Rylie Gresham was bitten by a werewolf on Gray Mountain. Now something is beckoning her back to the place she was attacked, along with every other werewolf in the world. But they aren’t the only ones heeding the call. A group of hunters notices them gathering and sees it as their chance to wipe out the entire species.
Seth is about to graduate high school when he learns of the final hunt. He secretly plans to save Rylie and his werewolf brother even though he has to play along with the hunters to do it. But Rylie doesn’t want to be saved. She’s already decided to solve her problems with a silver bullet if answers aren’t waiting on Gray Mountain.
One way or another, everything is about to end—whether it means Rylie’s liberation or the end of her life…
This is my least favorite cover of the four books. Might be the dull colors (although the stream on the back is delightful) or the fact that I’m not a fan of shirts with… that kind of fabric (sorry, no idea what that is called — currently even the Finnish word escapes me. :D). When I think about it, I probably would’ve loved the cover if the girl had another shirt on her. Go figure.
After the happenings in book 3, it isn’t a surprise Rylie has some issues to work out. Even though she’s now living in the werewolf sanctuary, life isn’t exactly good. Rylie and Abel are with other werewolves and witches in California, while Seth is living with Rylie’s aunt Gwyn at the ranch and finishing school in the hopes of becoming a doctor.
Things get shaken up, when the werewolves hear the call of the Gray Mountain — the place where Rylie was cursed. The gathering of the time is happening, but it’s not just the werewolves, but the hunters are following them, planning to massacre them all. And the odds seem to be in their favor.
There are a lot of delicious secondary characters in a book. The biggest antagonist of them all for example. So vicious, full of poison, but so carefully characterized and placed, that you do understand her, and that makes the antagonist even creepier. The hunters are also a big group of baddies, their militant behavior really keeps you wondering how the heck is anyone going to survive. And then we got the other werewolves — Bekah and Levi from the previous book and quite a lot more. The forest is pretty full.
I loved the relationship between Rylie and Abel. It shows, that you can do so much between characters without involving any romance to it. I wish more writers would realize it doesn’t always have to be love or hate to have the reader intrigued. On the other hand I adore Rylie and Seth who have their bumps in the story. Reine handles gracefully some teenage issues, actually mirroring reality better than most YA books.
Overall I love the change Rylie has gone through the series and it gets a full closure in this book. She is standing where she started, but a changed girl. I disliked her in the first book, thought she was an annoying brat, but through the books life affected her and she matured and developed to Rylie 2.0. It was a believable journey set in the cruel reality she lives in.
I’m not giving this last book full five stars, even though I loved it as I love the whole series. Gray Moon Rising gets 4.5. The reason is, that everything ended up too neat and I would’ve liked a bit more foreshadowing in the previous books. I don’t want to elaborate, not to giveaway too much of the ending — we can chat about it after you’ve read it! However this is a worthy book to end Rylie’s story. And I’m sad it has to end.
About the Author
Hi everyone! My name is Sara, and I write urban fantasy and paranormal novels as SM Reine. I collect swords, cat hair, and typewriters (which I do use for writing!). It’s a good day when those three things have nothing to do with each other. If you would like to know the instant my next book is available, you should enlist in my Army of Evil! I send out free books a couple times a year and we have a WICKED cool secret handshake, but you’ll have to sign up to learn it. ;) Check it out.
The Coffee Addict
Bio: Reader, indie book blogger, writer, atheist, coffee consumer, satsuma devourer, movie lover, TV-series addict, dog owner, dreamer, queer and endlessly curious.
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