Jolene’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
My thoughts :
Being a urban fantasy junkie, I’m still shocked that I hadn’t come across this book or this author, until now. I mean, seriously she’s been around for quite a few years and while scrolling through Amazon and Goodreads, I was astounded……vampires, angels, demons….shit, where in bloody hell have I been?
Sure, I’ve been busy….well, distracted with life and all its messed up glory but I could have found solace in the worlds Author Brenda K Davies creatively paints months ago. I could have fallen deeper into my book coma and hid away behind the pages instead of getting annoyed with the books that didn’t take me far away from my reality.
Let me just start by saying that Good Intentions was fucking fantastic! Just imagine your world being flipped upside down, everything that you thought you knew and were told growing up, were lies or fabricated. The country that you love has been ripped apart by war (so you were told by news media) and now, it’s about survival. Until one day, you are traded for scrapes by your own mother and torn away from your family….it is then you learn the truth. The truth about your existence. The truth about good and evil. Angels and Demons. It is then you embark on your journey and realize your purpose. Ohhh and throw in a few sexy demons to boot.
See, pretty good shit.
One of my favorite moments: This is between River and Kobal. Kobal his helping her tune into her abilities.
If she figured out how to harvest the life around her, I was fairly certain I’d be lying in the middle of the field a hundred feet from here. She couldn’t know her fire wouldn’t have an effect on me, but if she learned how to turn that pulse of life into a weapon, she’d have me on my ass, and with the look on her face right now, she may keep me there.
“I am trying!” she snapped. “Maybe you could show me a better way to do it instead of barking at me to feel the pulse and try harder! I’m not Luke Skywalker; I can’t just feel the force like he did.”
A stab of jealousy tore through me at the mention of another man. I’d never felt jealousy before, never expected to experience the searing heat tearing through my chest and making my blood boil. My claws extended and if he’d been standing before me, I would have killed him.
“Who is this Luke?” I demanded.
She rolled her eyes. “He was a character in a movie I saw once, years ago.”
“You humans and your infatuation with fictional characters.”
Her eyes narrowed on me. The shadows rimming them made their color a deeper almost midnight purple. “You demons and your dickhead comments.”
Brenda K. Davies is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Vampire Awakening Series, Alliance Series, Road to Hell Series, Hell on Earth Series, and historical romantic fiction. She also writes under the pen name, Erica Stevens. When not out with friends and family, she can be found at home with her husband, dog, and horse.
Nova by TP Hogan
Series: Nephilim Code
Nephilim walk among us. Descendants of Angels who just want to live their lives without humans knowing they exist. Some of them anyway. Then there are the ones who want to rule over us. Like in the days of old, they want to be considered our ‘gods’.
My name is Nova Quinn. I’m a photographer… and human.
Well, I was.
Now I’m fighting for my life. I wasn’t supposed to survive but I did. Caught in a world where ‘superhuman’ abilities are normal, it’s hard enough trying to get a grip on this new reality. But when the other side shows up and wants to use my genetics for their experiments, suddenly it’s no longer enough to know Nephilim exist…I have to be one.
My name is Nova Quinn.
And I’m the created Nephilim.
UnHappenings by Edward Aubry
Genre: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: January 8, 2015
Cover Artist: Andy Garcia
When Nigel Walden is fourteen, the UNHAPPENINGS begin. His first girlfriend disappears the day after their first kiss with no indication she ever existed. This retroactive change is the first of many only he seems to notice.
Several years later, when Nigel is visited by two people from his future, he hopes they can explain why the past keeps rewriting itself around him. But the enigmatic young guide shares very little, and the haggard, incoherent, elderly version of himself is even less reliable. His search for answers takes him fifty-two years forward in time, where he finds himself stranded and alone.
And then he meets Helen.
Brilliant, hilarious and beautiful, she captivates him. But Nigel’s relationships always unhappen, and if they get close it could be fatal for her. Worse, according to the young guide, just by entering Helen’s life, Nigel has already set into motion events that will have catastrophic consequences. In his efforts to reverse this, and to find a way to remain with Helen, he discovers the disturbing truth about the unhappenings, and the role he and his future self have played all along.
Equal parts time-travel adventure and tragic love story, Unhappenings is a tale of gravely bad choices, and Nigel’s struggle not to become what he sees in the preview of his worst self.
Paul was your average teenager until he met Dominic. Dominic lavished him with anything he wanted so he would agree to get injected with an experimental drug. Only thing is the drug turned him into a zombie. One that craves fresh meat to survive. He only has weeks to live before the virus turns him into nothing but a pile of rotten flesh.
Paul saves Heather from being eaten alive and turned into one and with the help of some rather unusual friends they race to find a cure to save mankind.
Las Vegas has been overrun by zombies. Killing anything in site. The government is treatening to bomb the city. Dominic is after Heather. She is the only one known to be immune. It’s a race against time.
“I’m sorry, but yes. We have to fight to get back our freedom. Dominic wants Heather for research, too, but to make himself immortal. And I refuse to leave this world with Dominic walking on it forever.”
Still the reigning Ruler of the Underground, Evie travels to the pits of Hell with Archangel Gavriel to confront her father the Archangel Daniel.
The journey is treacherous and time is running out. Evie faces many challenges and with Gavriel unable to help, she wonders if confronting her father worth risking her life.
With only days to spare, she finally is able to confront her father but almost dies in the process.
Secrets and betrayal unfold in the end. And OMG the ending I was on pins and needles.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
3 crazy hard to follow at times stars!
DNF at 22%
This book was hard to follow with the elaborate fantasy world, drugs, and arrogant werwolves. As well as a whole other slew of creatures. I rated this a three because at times the writing was beautiful and I did enjoy the strong heroine QuiTai. I really really wanted to like this book more. I have read MANY paranormal fantasy books and though this had potential I just found myself bored at times.
I really tried. I read 60% and realized that I was daydreaming in the middle of it. I loved the concept but the execution left me confused. I didn’t feel like the pace flowed well enough to keep me entertained. Sorry 🙁 I really had high hopes for this one!