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Friday, January 25, 2013

Book Review- Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman

Shadow of Time
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All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can’t help but feeling more for him than just friendship. 

But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it’s not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer – and why is Josh always present in her dreams? 

Sometimes, the past has a way of catching up with you

Book Review- Shadow of Time 
by Jen Minkman

This book starts out a little too slow as we don’t really get to Hannah’s dreams until almost the fifth chapter of the book. However once we get to that point the story starts to pick up and the characters are fleshed out. The book’s very detailed information about the Navajo or the Diné as they call themselves is very interesting and if the reader keeps reading they will enjoy the journey.
Hannah’s and Josh’s trip to find the past and thwart the skinwalkers makes for interesting and captivating reading as the writer shows great attention to detail and research into the Navajo. The sweet unfolding romance of Josh and Hannah is an enjoyable part of this book as is the love that Ben Hannah’s brother has for his sister and his friend Josh.
I loved the ending of this book and I think any other reader will too.

3 1/2  ☆ stars out of 5 ☆☆☆☆☆

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Book Review-Reluctant Medium

Book Review-Reluctant Medium
By G.G. Collins

Cover for 'Reluctant Medium'

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About this book

Reluctant Medium
G G Collins
Reporter Rachel Blackstone has a nose for news, but she never expected to be a newsmaker. While summoning her dead father with a Native American ceremony, an evil spirit slips through. Her efforts to return the spirit uncover a scam involving both the quick and the dead. Rachel discovers the ancient wisdom of a Hopi shaman may help her, but she must discover her own power first or die trying.

Book Review-Reluctant Medium
By G.G. Collins

       The supernatural has always interested me so I looked forward to reading this book about a reluctant medium. The main character Rachel Blackstone is grieving, her father died mysteriously three months ago about the same time her marriage started to crumble. Rachel has decided to use Hopi techniques she learned to bring back her father to ask him how he died. But something goes wrong and another entity, an evil entity springs forth bent on harming her brother. Rachel is forced to go back to the place where her father died to warn her brother.

      The story is rich in details as we see Rachel work at her job as a reporter and read descriptions of Santa Fe and the area. I really liked this character and her friend Chloe. I truly enjoyed the story told by this author G.G. Collins, the rich details of the Hopi traditions and beliefs. I also enjoyed the lead up to the conclusion of this book. I look forward to reading the next book by this author Lemurian Medium.

☆☆ stars out of 5 ☆☆☆☆☆

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Review of Paradox Bound By Blood

I had read “Paradox-The Angels are Here" (see review here http://bit.ly/wl0Otx ) and Paradox - Progeny of Innocence (see review here http://bit.ly/StZWYV ) available at Amazon and Smashwords and looked forward to reading more of the story to better understand what was propelling the story and what place the children truly held in ending the conflict between the fallen angels and the humans. So below see my review.

Cover for 'Paradox - Bound By Blood'

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Paradox-Bound by Blood

       The epic story of the fallen angels and those who oppose them continues to intersect with the present, as the group of seventeen-year-olds continue to remember more about their past lives. The back stories carefully layered in the story, to intersect into the present and the story that takes place will obviously lead us to a story in a future book. We do however, learn more about the Gregori’s ancestry and more about Cerberus, Abbadon and even Talia’s motivations.

       The reader begins to understand and learns more of Grace’s life and her past lives, thus we can understand the trials and troubles she has endured, to get to this moment. We see more of the love story that was Juliette and Damon and more of Angela’s past. The one thing that shines through is the love that the young characters have had through time and time again, and how they have continued to find one another despite obstacles.
What will these characters do? I guess we will have to read Patti Robert’s next book to find out what will happen to these characters and how and when they will face the Gregori’s. Until then I’m going to re-read the first three books in anticipation of her next book to fill the void.

4 ☆☆☆☆ stars out of 5 ☆☆☆☆☆

Monday, January 7, 2013

Review of Vigil Annie

Vigil Annie
                  Available at Amazon  http://amzn.to/TZI59t

                      Review of Vigil Annie by Lia Fairchild

       Annie Crawford used to be a police officer but that was in the past~ before she and her fiancé Michael were attacked and he died. Recovering from her severe injuries she was recruited by a mysterious Agency that works behind the scenes to fight crime. Annie however only wants to find the man or men who killed Michael. As Annie recovers slowly from her heartache she starts to wonder more about the Agency she now works for and begins to wonder if she’ll ever find out who killed Michael despite what the Agency promised her.

       Vigil Annie is a fast paced action/thriller that keeps the reader wondering what will happen next. The intricately layered story will keep the reader at the edge of their seat enthralled with the enfolding story. Another gem from the very talented Lia Fairchild.

4☆stars out of 5 ☆☆☆☆☆