Sunday, October 21, 2012

Something steamy and something with some sass

Well I've read two books that had different story basis, but both were excellent.  Blood Moon a paranormal romance that was steamy and good from front to back. Straight out of the University a romance from up and coming Indie author Rosen Trevithick that was comical, but opens your eyes to people delusional thoughts towards society.

Blood Moon(Moonstruck) by: Sliver James

Army Major Hannah Jackson is on mission with a pack of Alpha males that tend to turn furry at a whelm(no seriously). She has never been so frustrated in her life and so hungry...(I am not talking about food either) Sergeant Major Ian McIntire is very put off by having a officer tailing behind him, but even worst a woman. Every inch of her body sends his wolf into overdrive and the blood moon is creeping upon him and he knows sooner or later his beast will claim the one woman who can tame the savage beast. Being a hard ass is all Hannah knows and the constant pull to the man who seduces her dreams and body will either leave her fulfilled or in a world of mess if not both.

This was an exactly story full of action, laughter, and sexy wolves. A love story of a how one woman can make a man or wolf fall hard. I give this a five star on shadow sexy meter....

Straight out of the University by: Rosen Trevithick

Sophie Sweet is a post graduate psychology major that decided to comes home to Cornwall in hopes to reconnect with old friends (Who most defiantly have changed) After her relationships fell through with her other girlfriends she just needs a break to prepare to get her PhD. Sophie doesn't consider herself a Lesbian, but Bisexual and she doesn't think anyone can put a label on who you fall in love with.(If only the close minded wives of her hometown thought the same they would get along swimmingly...not!)She thinks they are close minded and stepford wives... no seriously(but sometimes you can't judge a book by it's cover). Sophie has many insert foot into mouth moments especially with sexy John who has a laid back view on life. She tries to understand him (Okay she snoops), but his non aggressive do gooder ways wins her over.

This was an hilarious story that was an unexpected delight to read. I laughed so many times I couldn't keep it to myself. This most definitely was an awesome read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Five stars...

Midwest Bazaar and Witches Ball

This weekend I attended the Midwest Witches Ball and Bazaar in Warren, Michigan. Where do I start? 

The Bazaar was like walking into home. I was surrounded by unique items and spiritually like minded people. As I walked around it was hard to just stay at one table. Friendly Pagans gathered together selling items that were ranging from amazing to jaw dropping. I've been to many Pagan Bazaars and by far this was the best one. Talking with owners and listening to there stories behind the items they were selling fascinated me.  I wandered around for what seemed like hours always stopping just to feel the energy and love put into all the crafts displayed(also partaking in some Kitchen Witch sweet delights). Even though this was just the beginning of day before the Witches Ball I was already impressed. The vendors were well organized and polite. 

Earlier that day the Royalty House was beautiful, but when I returned that evening it was transformed into something elegant, magickal, and enchanting. The free flowing bar, the excellent cuisine and amazing music. It warmed my heart to see so many people partaking in the spiral dance. The outfits ranged from steampunk to fairies. I have to say it was an amazing event and can't wait for next year.

                           Shadowstorm Norwicca

Friday, October 19, 2012

Writing trends and Author Spotlight Alan Dale

I've noticed the trend in writing styles mainly in part from book stores and kindle books. There's a lot of writing that revolves around Medieval, Apocalyptic, time travel, and shape shifting. The books of late that I've read have been based on this type of writing. Now don't get me wrong I'm still a fan of paranormal romance, erotica, and sci-fi/fantasy, but that being said there are some up and coming authors who have caught my eye.

Alan Dale is one of those authors with his DNA(Dead Nation Army) trilogy... 

Set in the future and the world is now ruled by the New World Order. The elitist of the government (the most wealthy... you know the saying money is the root of all evil...) now reside in Utopia waiting for the lower classes to die off...(Really... now that hurts...) using a virus that has turned some humans into blood thirsty, hungry, savages and now giving the New World Order the army(Scrats) and the means to get rid of the population they consider a plague on there way of life(Yes eating flesh keeps them happy and without it they die... Can you say damn....) Now the humans struggle to survive and band together to form the DNA(Dead Army Nation) to aid those trapped in Survivor Communities. 

This particular book focuses on two siblings torn apart by the rise of the New World Order and are fighting in this war, but for which side? (That's the question) The Order plans are to kill and destroy anyone outside of there Utopia.

The trilogy starts off with Code Flesh and introduces you to the chaos that now is a way of life. I can say I truly enjoyed reading code flesh as well as Dead Nations Army.... I give it a five star rating on the Shadow Realm meter.!/ADaleandDNAARMY