Thursday, September 25, 2014

End of September Round Up

For this new venture I've decided to end the month with the next months upcoming I.A. new releases.

For Quinn Loftis you can pre-order at only 2.99 her next Into the Fae book Wolf of Stone which releases October 31st. Just in time for a chilly night after trick or treating.

C.L.Stone's latest installment in the Ghost Bird series will House of Korba will be out October 27th. I'm especially excited about this one as we all know Sylus Korba is my favorite Academy boy.

That's it for my Independent Authors new releases that I've reviewed here this month. If you have an I.A. Author that you'd like to see featured on my blog leave their name and book title in the comments below.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Oh so Furry!

That's right ladies and Were's we have another series by the great and wonderful Quinn Loftis. This is actually a completed series by her so there's no desperately waiting for the next book to come out with this one. This series has 7 books in total and not one cost more $3.99. There is an 8th book but it's more of a Prequel to the whole series as it centers around Vasile and Alina the two head Alpha's of the Romanian pack. She also has a spin off series she has recently begun with this original series that centers on the Gypsy Healers. I'm not ashamed to say that I've read ALL of them and I can't tell you which one is better.

I would suggest starting with this series before attempting to jump over to her spin off series only so you'll know and understand the characters with more in depth knowledge.

Let's get back to these hot hot werewolves shall we?

Unlike most stories that involve paranormal aspects Quinn keeps her characters pretty level headed. For instance, have you ever read a book where you thought "damn if she'd just have told him that piece of information all this other crap could have been avoided?" It's frustrating isn't. Well you won't find too many instances of that in these books. Quinn keeps her characters true to form and still manages to weave a rich and detailed world of mystery, danger, humor, and suspense. I dare you to read these books and pick a favorite character. You can't each one is central and needed to support the roles of the others and to keep the story moving.

There are three main female characters in the series Jacque, Jen, and Sally. Quinn has styled these characters after her own best friends so don't be surprised if you find yourself wishing you were a member of their tight knit group, I certainly did.

Jacque is a spunky red head she's the first character you meet in Prince of Wolves. I can't say too much about her without giving away the first book sorry ya'll.

Jen is everyone's favorite wild child, she's the foul mouthed, loud, brash, blonde Texan of the group and she will keep you rolling in stitches. Here's one of my favorite Jen and Sally interaction from Prince of Wolves. This should give you some idea of how awesome these girls are together.

Then there's Sally she's the glue that holds them all together. Sally is kind hearted a bit quiet, and a little shy but don't push this introvert too far because she'll access her inner Jen and let you have it Texas Style.

I'll sum all three of them up for you with this one picture.
Let's not forgot the men either because what's a great werewolf story without gorgeous werewolves.

Fane is the crown prince of the Romanian pack the only living child of Vasile and Alina. He comes to Texas as a foreign exchange student and meets Jacque, in a round about way, his first night there. He's young and he knows it and it's a wonderful twist of literary storytelling that he actually trust his parents and reaches out to them the very first time he needs help.

Later in the story you'll meet Decebel, mmmmm yummy Decebel or Dec as Jen refers to him. There's nothing more fun than watching these two characters go head to head in verbal sparring matches. Decebel is old world dominant wolf, think silent but deadly he's the Beta of the Romanian pack right hand wolf to Vasile. Dec doesn't say much but then when you have the power to be an alpha in your own right you really don't need words to make your threats.

You'll meet so many drool worthy werewolves with hilarious acronyms courtesy of Jen you'll have a hard time deciding which one you want for yourself.

Here's a pictorial of the first few books in the series.

Let me leave you with these great excerpts from the first book in the series Prince of Wolves.

OK their all Jen quotes but really she's just so damn quotable!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Humor, Soulmates, and the Fae OH MY!

This week I'm going to focus on an Independent Author who has an established series already out. Many of you know Quinn Loftis from her Grey Wolf Series which has won YA book awards with it's humor and powerful story line. If you haven't read this series then I invite you to crawl out of whatever cave you've been hiding in and join the rest of society.

Now Quinn has begun a new series that deals strictly with the Fae in her book ELFIN. The new series has two books already out and I for one can't wait for the third.

In this first book we meet the main character Cassandra, Cassie, for short who finds herself on the receiving end of the baddest, scariest, most deadly Elf Assassin known to Fae. Tric is a dark elf who meets Cassie in, of all places, a storage room where she ducks in to hide from the light elves. 

The humor and witty comebacks not to mention Cassie's best friend Elora will have you laughing till you cry. The story line is just as powerful as the Grey Wolves story line and the cast of characters in this new series is even better put together. In this latest series you can really see the maturity and growth of Quinn's writing. 

I enjoyed this book immensely. I highly recommend it to anyone needing a literary upper after coming down from a literary downer. This is an action packed, roller coaster, free for all of adrenaline, humor and love because what's a great story without an even greater love interest. Just as in the Grey Wolves series where the wolves all had to find their mates in the Elfin the Elves whether light or dark, are all given one Chosen by the Forest Lords. The Chosen is that one special person or elf that completes you and that you'll do anything to keep, even break all the rules and tempt a whole lot of bad karma. 

My best friend Rox lives in a whole other state from me. Sad I know, and yet when I was reading this book the camaraderie between Elora and Cassie had me feeling like I was reading about me and my best friend. I felt like she was right there with me the whole time and even caught myself talking out loud to her during a few of the more intense scenes. 

Quinn Loftis has created a series so amazingly well imagined that you'll forget you're here on good ole' planet Earth and not lost in the Fae Realm along with Cassie and Elora. 

Here are a few teasers from Elfin and this doesn't convince you to pick this book up at Amazon then what the hell are you still doing reading my reviews.

"Halloween is here and once again I'm struggling to pick a costume. Once again I am trying desperately to ward off Elora's attempts to turn me into some sort of gothic princess or dark fairy. If you happen to see me strutting down the street in a halter top with wings, glitter in my hair, and three inch heels, please shoot me on sight"

If you don't catch yourself drooling over the baddest bad boy to ever grace the pages of Independent Author-dom then you my friend are simply dead inside.