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Jennifer Lynn Barnes raises the bar with, Raised by Wolves! October 1, 2012

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Raised by Wolves 

By Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I have just finished listening to, Raised by Wolves read by Eileen Stevens and written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, from Audible.com. When I got this book, I had no idea what to expect. But I was quickly drawn into the story by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. She gives us a well written and detailed world of the Stone River werewolf pack as seen from the eyes of the books main character 15 year old, Bronwyn Alicia Claire better known as Bryn. I easily connected to the realistic portrayal of a the supernatural world in which Bryn finds herself. After her parents are killed by a rabid were, Bryn is one of only 2 people living in the pack after being adopted by the alpha Casllum  . Bryn has been taught by Callum about pack traditions and politics, preparing her for more than she could have ever known. As Bryn starts to learn about that fateful day when Callum and the pack found her hiding from the were that attacked and killed her parents, she comes to realize there is more to what happened that day when she was 5 years old her life begins to get complicated. The whole complicated world shifts for Bryn when she defies Callum and meets Chase a young were, and a kindred spirit.

One of the things I enjoy is when a book keeps my attention from the beginning to the end from the light moments to the intense moments. Jennifer Lynn Barnes accomplishes this with great ease! As well she keeps the story well grounded as she straddles the mundane world of the reader and the fantastic world of the story. I look forward to hearing more from Bryn, Chase, Callum and all of the other weres!

Eileen Stevens reading of the story was well done. Keeping the story moving at a reasonable pace. Allowing the listener to enjoy the story without hiccups, bobbles or questions. I hope to listen more books read by her!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 Paranormal Stars!

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I admit it, I am a Geek and proud of it!! September 27, 2012

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Hello I am Reader Geek! I read and listen to Paranormal Fantasy and Science fiction avidly. I read so much I thought why not try and review the books I read. This is my first attempt at anything like this. Any positive and or productive comments would be greatly appreciated! As well any suggestions of books I should read, they also would be appreciated!

The books that I am currently reading or in my to be read list to are:

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Caleb by Sarah McCarty

Furies of Calderon Codex by Jim Butcher

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn

At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

A Fist Full of Charms by Kim Harrison

Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black

I look forward to reading all of these and more!

Keep Reading! Keep Dreaming!

 

Boyfriend From Hell September 26, 2012

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Boyfriend From Hell 

A Saturn’s Daughter Series

By Jamie Quaid

I have never been to Baltimore but Jamie Quaid brought me right there, to “the Zone”, a contaminated version of the area in and around Baltimore Harbor. An area contaminated by chemicals spills, and left to simmer by corrupt “Big Businesses”. This book takes us through the life of Justine (Tina) Clancy and how her world gets turned upside down while working in “the Zone”.

Tina is the reason i enjoyed this book. She is well written by Jamie Quaid. Bringing us right into the unbelievable situations she finds herself. Feeling the anger and frustration of the wild circumstances she finds herself in as she tries to keep her head down and not be noticed while finishing her law degree. Being right with her as she finds out that she may be a “Daughter of Saturn”.

Tina works for Andre a mysterious business man who has his fingers in a lot of the seedy ventures in “The Zone”.  Doing the books and making the deposits for all of Andre’s questionable businesses she moves around “The Zone” experiencing so many of the zones crazy quirks.

Tina’s bad day starts like any other day as she goes make a deposit at the bank, where for some reason her boyfriend Max almost runs her down with her own car. It is at that moment that she damns him to hell! To her utter amazement Max is really damned to hell.  I enjoyed myself as Tina worked to uncover the mysteries of the zone and the shadowy group that seems to have taken an interest in her after max’s death. I wanted to be one of the people Tina surrounds her self with like her sultry boss, a mysterious stray tabby cat and max’s biker friends to mention just a few.

With such a rich world and well written characters I would recommend  Boyfriend From Hell to any fan of paranormal romance!  I look forward to more from Tina , Andre and her many different friends! I will enjoy another romp in The Zone! Definitely put thus book in your to read stack!!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 Paranormal Stars!