Friday, March 8, 2013

The Devil's Metal: Karina Halle

Title: The Devil's Metal
Author: Karina Halle
Stand Alone or Series?:
Series (First Book the Devil's series)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Adult)
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publish Date: September 21, 2012
Cover Artist: Bret Taylor
Pages: 257 (ebook)
ISBN: 1478391626
Obtained: Review copy obtained for free from NetGalley.

Synopsis Obtained from It’s the summer of 1974 and 21-year old Dawn Emerson has only three things she wants to do: compete one last time in the Ellensburg Rodeo, win back her ex-boyfriend Ryan, and become the best damn music journalist at Central Washington State College. But all her plans are left in the dust when she’s contacted by Creem magazine to go on the road with one of her favorite groups, the up-and-coming metal band, Hybrid.

At first the assignment reads like a dream come true. Not only will Dawn land some much-needed credibility as a female music journalist, but she’ll finally get to experience life from the other side of the stage, and maybe crack the drunken, enigmatic code that is guitarist Sage Knightly. Instead, Dawn finds herself on an aging tour bus filled with ego-maniacs, band politics and a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. When monsters start showing up in dressing rooms and some of Sage’s groupies become increasingly strange and dangerous, Dawn discovers the band is not only going places – they’re going straight to Hell.

And Dawn has a backstage pass.

This review contains spoilers.

Book Deal Alert!!!!

Hey guys, remember that fantasy book I reviewed "Exiles of Arcadia: Legionnaire" by James Gawley? If not click that link to mosey on over to my review. Why do I mention it, you ask? Well, if you're a fan of fantasy novels with great world building and a plot full of intrigue then you might want to head on over to the book's Amazon page here because I'm told that on March 11, 2013 the book will be free to obtain for twenty four hours. Give it a look if you're curious at all. It's worth a read.

 Book Synopsis from 'Exiles of Arcadia' blends history and fantasy to create a world that is as real as the past and as personal as childhood.

Primus Seneca has lived most of his life in exile. Ten years ago his father led an army against the ruthless tyrant Tiberius–and was crushed. Now the general plans his revenge from the snowy heart of the Boreal forest, and sixteen-year-old Primus is eager to join his father’s legion. But once he is sworn in, Primus begins to unravel family secrets that will shake his faith in the cause, his father, and the very nature of the gods.

'Legionnaire' is the literary debut of author James Gawley, a PhD student in Classics at the University at Buffalo. Read more at

"Pray all you like. You cannot command the gods."



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ghostly Infatuation: Priya Narendran

Title: Ghostly Infatuation 
Author: Priya Narendran
Stand Alone or Series?: Stand Alone
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: January 17th, 2013
Pages: 88 (pdf)
Obtained: Review Copy Obtained Free From Library Thing
Synopsis obtained from Library Thing: Seventeen year old Harvey Webster has a tough life. He's bullied at school, he doesn't get on with his father and the girl he likes ignores him. He gets a job at a dilapidated manor house which is owned by the eccentric Mrs. Roberts. One day, the house is transformed to a hundred years ago and Harvey meets seventeen year Alicia Ann Roberts. Alicia is exceptionally beautiful and elegant and Harvey is besotted with her. The two teenagers start meeting up whenever the house changes time and soon fall in love. Unknown to them, the house holds a terrible secret that threatens to destroy them both. Some profanity and violence.

Note: Hey guys, sorry about the lapse in reviews, spent the past view days sitting in bed watching Chef Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix. Well, listening to it at least as I was as sick as a dog and my poor eyes couldn't really focus on anything without becoming Niagara Falls. In any case, still recovering but I should be back to my regular posting speed soon! Thanks for baring with me!

This review contains spoilers.