Saturday, June 8, 2013

Book Review: Dead Ever After

Around the House
I'M BACK!  I can't believe how quiet I have been for 8 months.  Yes I am working very hard on the last section of For the Love of Brimstone finally.  I am also creating expanded scenes for the complete volume.  So get excited tell your friends that you are dying to read more of the dirty sexy time.  Until this final volume hits the shelves this month enjoy my new book Pandora's Last Breath.

My Thoughts
Sadness fell on my house when I closed the book on the Sookie Stackhouse Series.  It took me a month to write this review because I couldn't believe that it was finally over; that Sookie and I would not be spending any more summer days laying in the sun enjoying a glass of iced tea.  Then I found that another was coming for this fall ... What Happened Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse!  I got excited that I would get to see where all of my favorite characters ended up.  How there lives would turn out, and what would happen next.  While the last couple books have been okay this book was stellar, amazing, and an unsung ending to everything that is Sookie.  If you are reading from this point on beware of the spoilers that are coming.  Just go get the book NOW!

I have read a lot about the harsh critics that Charlaine Harris has received for bringing Sam and Sookie together as part of the ending of the Sookie Stackhouse Series.  Of course that is how it had to end up.  She had to have a long life of happiness with a man she would grow old with.  I can understand why you might have pulled for Alcide, but the vampires were never an option for our sun loving part fairy hero.  Now just shut up and enjoy the way the story was told.  Open the past books and reread their first date.  Find the love for Sam again and enjoy that this is how it had to happen.  If it didn't I think I would have been mad.

Rating: 5/5

Friday, June 7, 2013

Book & Movie Review: Beautiful Creatures or The Caster Chronicles

Around the House
Life around the house is a bit rough right now.  I am job hunting and trying to get a new job quickly.  It is a pain in the butt process let me tell you.  We will see what happens.  At least I have my writing.  That at least keeps me going.  It is nice to see that people are getting excited for my new works.  I am excited to see how well sales turn out.

My Thoughts
I was a bit distressed by how the writers handled all the layers of the first movie in The Caster Chronicles - Beautiful Creatures.  The fact that they combined characters and took away some of the discovery and mystery for that masterful series hurt to watch at times.  While someone who had never read the book may enjoy the movie; it lost a lost of the magic and wonder that made that love story so compelling.

I missed how they didn't take enough time developing how the death of Ethan's mother not only affected him but the family.  I was sad to see that Amma a bright and stunning character was reduced to a helping hand when she was truly the mother in the family working to protect Ethan.

My recommendation is to skip the movie and enjoy the book.

Book: 4/5
Movie: 2/5

Book Release: Pandora's Last Breath

Around the House
This has been a rough week with getting everything ready for the Pandora release.  I have been working on projects while job hunting.  I have been fighting with a major case of writers block the last couple months that I finally think that I am over.  Well at least I have a new book out and lots of great promotions on my past book coming from Amazon.  So sit back and enjoy the read!

My Thoughts

International  Bestselling Author D.J. Cappella returns with Pandora's Last Breath the follow up to Cursed the first volume in the Preludes of Illumination series.
Kim loves him.
Trevor has a secret.
They have a Destiny that will take them from the streets of Chicago into the bowels of a Hell Realm.
Together they have a love that time will turn back for, but will that love keep them safe as Cat Boys, Demons, and Guardians try to use them for their own schemes? They are just another pawn of the Seers in her quest to bring for the Illumination of the Witches. Only together will they be able to stop her plans, save Pandora's Box, and survive the trials ahead. Will their love be enough, or will one of them be left out in the cold?
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