Posts Tagged ‘Alana Greig’

A Deadly World: Vampires in Paris: A nine author anthology

December 2, 2017 - 3:55 pm No Comments

A Deadly World: Vampires in Paris by Alana Greig, Erin Lee, LJC Flynn, A Masio, Alice La Roux, KL Roth, Chelsi Davis, AJ Renee, Anke Van Zweel and Rita Delude.
Published by Enchanted Anthologies on 30th November 2017
251 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Many anthologies have a general theme and each story is completely different. This anthology is set in Paris after the vampires went to war. Paige, Maddox and Boswell were vampire royalty and humans had to fight to stay alive. Told by 9 authors, this anthology tells the stories of the vigilantes, the human slaves and the vampires that had suffered in the war.
The prologue sets this book up nicely, you know who the main characters are and the history they have with Paris. Whilst each story was well written and told a great story, I am going to review a couple of my favourites.
Teeka by LJC Flynn: Teeka was one of the strongest, fastest vampire killers. Every night she would do the same thing, wake up, unclamp her legs and take a couple of pills. Going out on her latest mission, she soon learns the truth about herself and who she can trust. In this story you get a proper introduction to Raul, a badass vampire, who is tattooed with silver ink. Teeka was a strong female character. She was self-confident, but did come over a bit cocky. However, when she learnt the truth, she lost all cockiness and her real self was shown. This story was action packed and was a page turner.
Surviving Paris by AJ Renee: The story about Sage and how she infiltrated the resistance and helped them become stronger. Sage loved being under estimated, small in structure, she knew how to fight. Her role in life was to train small groups of fighters to defeat the vampires. Scattered through the story is the attraction Sage has for Jean. This story builds up to the fight scenes with the vampires and I enjoyed all the training they had to do.
Whilst reading this anthology, you forget that each story is written by different authors. With common characters throughout, it helped merge the stories into one good read. I had favourite characters on both sides. This anthology was full of action and adventure. For lovers of vampires and paranormal

The Aurora Stone by Alana Greig

June 20, 2017 - 6:57 pm No Comments

The Aurora Stone by Alana Greig

Published on 9th June 2017

324 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

On her 18th birthday Eve was expecting to receive her powers and go on with her life. What she did not anticipate was to be the receiver of a prophecy, find out she is adopted and has a missing twin brother. As she starts her journey she has to find 3 companions who can help her achieve her mission to defeat the evil Nimayaorin.

Eve had a lot to take in on her 18th birthday and handled it like any other teenager, she threw a tantrum but after having time to think about it knew that she had to do the right thing and begin her journey. At the start of the journey she was quite naïve and did not know how to act around other mystical creatures, but when there was an accident in the witches’ quarter, her caring nature came out and she began to believe in herself.

The author takes us on a magical journey as we follow Eve on her quest. As each companion is found we learn about them in detail and although they have all got their own strong personalities, as a group they are a formidable force and really work well together. The only one I thought let them down was Eli, but that was due to his lifestyle, however after a bumpy start even he became an important member of the group. One of my favourite characters was Jericho as he reminded me of Reepicheep from Prince Caspian, a brave rat like creature with a heart of gold.

This story has an even balance of action and adventure. The scenes involving Nimayaorin are quite dark which shows how evil he is. However; the further you read this story you get an understanding why he is evil and the reason for the Aurora Stone. For a lover of fantasy this story has so many mystical creatures, including a Unicorn. This book is perfect for all ages and I hope there are more books in the series.