Series Spotlight!

Christine James is an amazingly talented author. She recently put out a call asking for bloggers to help her promo her newest book, Final Redemption. It is the final installment in her Chosen Chronicles series.

I jumped at the chance. I read the 1st book in the series, Risen, which I really enjoyed. The reason I haven’t read the 2nd is because I’ve been trying to focus on my own writing. Obviously, since book 3, just released today I haven’t gotten the opportunity read it. Both book 2 and 3 are on my to-be-read list. 

On to the spotlight though…

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Witness the Beginning…

A single night at the annual town carnival will change Erin’s life forever.  The simple visit to a bizarre and mysterious fortune teller was supposed to be fun and harmless, but turned into something much worse. Scared to death by what the decrepit woman reveals, Erin quickly flees and quite literally collides with Angelo, a mysterious and captivating carnival worker. Later that night, he appears in her dreams but he’s not the only one visiting her slumber. Evil is lurking on the edge of the shadows and it’s coming for her.

Angelo is not what he seems, but then again no one ever is. Not even Erin.

Tragedy strikes, leaving Erin devastated and alone, forcing her with no other option to but to trust Angelo. Loyalties are tested and lines of friendship begin to blur as long hidden truths come to light. Fate begins to bear down upon them all. Everyone has secrets but when some turn out to be more than heart wrenching, Erin has to decide who she can trust.

Can Erin deal with the harsh past that Angelo has been hiding from her or will it prevent her from doing what she’s been chosen to do? 

 

The Chosen Chronicles: Bloodlines

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*MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*

 Witness the rise of a new evil.

Lucifer is back in hell and the world is safe. Blaze and Angie have rekindled their relationship. But if Angie is supposed to be happy, why is she so restless?

The playing fields have shifted. As the Chosen race the clock, their battle against evil is about to get much more personal. And the war is only beginning…”

 

The Chosen Chronicles: Final Redemption

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Witness the beginning. . . of the End.

The nephilim couldn’t be more fractured than what they are right now! They’ve lost loved ones and have been betrayed by the people closest to them.  Their friendships have been tested and one by one they have turned on each other. They still need the seventh member to complete the full Chosen circle. Blinded by anger and grief, they are unable to focus on the task at hand.

 The ultimate threat has arrived, Lilith, but she is not alone.  With her comes a more sinister force that has ever been seen. The end is finally here.

 

About the Author:

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Christine comes from southern Missouri and is a country girl through and through. In addition to writing, she loves to camp, fish and play in the mud.  As a stay at home mom of two boys, she appreciates the escape a good book can create and she strives to create that for others. She considers her boys her real angels and by becoming an author she wants to show them that their dreams can come true.

Her favorite actor is Johnny Depp, because who’s isn’t and her current television obsession The Walking Dead.

Her husband has been her cheerleader as she strives to achieve her writing goals; he’s helped pick her up and dusted her off when she went through rejections; he laughs with her, and more times than not he laughs AT her.  But more importantly he’s there to lend her a shoulder for her to cry on. He’s her rock but more importantly she considers him her best friend.

The thing Christine loves the most, outside of writing and her family, is making people laugh. People come and go from our lives, influencing and changing us in all kinds of ways.  Sometimes the influences are positive, but then again, some are negative.  If we use the negative as a tool for learning, we could very well change or even save someone’s life down the road.  She strives to be the type of person that touches someone’s life in a positive way, even if it is by writing a book. She believes that if only a quarter of the people in the world would loosen up and smile, it would be a better place.

 If she could share one message with the world, it would be that nothing is impossible and you should never stop following your dreams.

Ways to Stalk Contact Christine:

http://christinejames28.blogspot.com/

www.facebook.com/ChristineJameswrites

 twitter @christinejames2

 email. christinejames28@ymail.com

 http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2951405.Christine_James

 https://plus.google.com/u/0/114439050144880802739/posts

 https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113849123945250643044

Buy Link: 

http://www.amazon.com/Christine-James/e/B004W849D0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1402680176&sr=8-1

In conclusion…buy the books…read the books…review the books…stalk the author…demand more books…tell everyone about the awesomeness that is Christine James and The Chosen Chronicles and she will be forever in your debt 😉

 

 

 

 

 

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Review: Black Widow Society

I just realized, I don’t think I’ve ever posted a book review to this blog, which was kind of my plan from the beginning. Well, here it is. My first official book review post of this blog! Hope you enjoy.

I don’t get the chance to read much, maybe 10-15 minutes a day, if I’m lucky. Obviously it takes me awhile to get through a book, unless it grabs me by my unmentionables and drags me on a wild, and sometimes, much needed adventure. 

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About the Author:

CC Brown is the pseudonym adopted by the three authors: Schyrlet Cameron, Carolyn Craig, and Kathy Brown. The women live in the Ozarks with their families. Visit their website at http://www.ccbrownbooks.com.

Blurb:

The sacred relic of the undead . . . the Vampire Bible has fallen into the hands of a paranormal-artifact dealer. An eBay bid and an annual vacation lead Koleen O’Brien and her five friends to San Antonio to deliver the book to a wealthy Texan. They are clueless to the fact that a pack of blood-thirsty vampires are stalking them to reclaim the Bible. Immortals meet their match as they discover that these women aren’t typical mortals; they’re members of the Black Widow Society!

My Thoughts:

I bought this book at a local book fair back in February. The cover art is what drew me in, then I read the back cover and the description made me think it was going to be something right up my alley. I love paranormal and urban fantasy stories.

When I first started reading it, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish it. The point of view flip flopped so much I wasn’t sure which character was saying or doing what. It seemed like all the characters were vying for face time at the same time. I’m not sure if that was intention on the authors part or not. Once I got to know the group of women being written about, it made me wonder if the chaos in the first part of the book was there on purpose. It still made it very difficult to get into the story. 

By the middle to the end of the book, the story started to pick up. I had me giggling at some of the antics the Black Widow Society were displaying. I like it when a book can make me laugh out loud.  The Black Widow Society seems like a bunch of fun loving women who know how to get into trouble and how to get out of it…mostly. The Watcher in the book had me intrigued. I wanted to learn much more about him. The baddies in my opinion weren’t bad enough if a bunch of women can kick their centuries old vampire butts. Overall it was a good book. I will definitely be picking up more books by this author. 

Rating: 3 1/2-4 stars out of 5.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Widow-Society-CC-Brown/dp/1483687384/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=