Posts Tagged ‘Werewolves’

The Unremembered by A Maslo and Red by Jessi Mcpherson

September 9, 2017 - 8:51 pm No Comments

The Unremembered by A Maslo

Published by Zombie Cupcake Press on 9th September 2017

49 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

When the Queen wanted Aeliana, the princess in an elven kingdom to marry, what she didn’t expect is a curse to last a lifetime. Long into the curse Endymion the prince of the new kingdom, is under pressure to find a bride. Escaping to the abandon forest, he comes across a phoenix and begins and adventure where he must battle for his love.

Aeliana was a sweet character and even after the curse she was never bitter, and though alone, she always made do with her situation. Endymion was her knight in shining armour and whilst he was under pressure to marry he would not rush into anything. Once he met Aeliana he was a man on mission and even when it went wrong, he fought for what he believed in.

This was a lovely story and a quick read, the main characters were likeable from the start. From their meeting, I thought I knew where this story was going but the curveball the author threw into this story had me wondering what could happen next. The last part of the story was fast pacing as it was a matter of life and death. If you like fantasy and mystical creatures you will not be disappointed. Another good read by this author

 

Red by Jessi Mcpherson

Published by Zombie Cupcake Press on 9th September 2017

61 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

From a young age, we learn the story of Red Riding Hood, but what if that was not the truth. Red is an alternative story of this well know tale.

Cara a young girl who after she goes to her way to her Grandma’s house, and whilst she knows about the legend of the village, werewolves and a curse, she soon learns the role she plays in this story.

What I liked about Cara was she did not believe what she was told, However, when it sunk in who she was, she took her role serious and her caring nature came through.

This was a completely different story to the traditional Red Riding Hood, but the way the story was written made it believable. The twist with the huntsman was unexpected and there will be characters that you love and hate. Although there are werewolves in this story, they are not the type of werewolves that you are used to reading. One of my favourite characters was a small pup called Lily.  Running through is a love story and whilst this is relevant to the story, it does not detract from main story.  This is a quick read, whilst this is a standalone story, the ending gives me hope that there will be more stories about Cara and her clan. A good twist on a traditional tale        

The Guardians (The Tempest Isle Series Book 1) by SC Storm and Rena Martin

August 10, 2017 - 6:51 pm No Comments

The Guardians (The Tempest Isle Series Book 1) by SC Storm and Rena Martin

Published by Zombie Cupcake Press on 29th July 2017

256 Pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Living on the Tempest Isles are the Guardians are a group of supernatural creatures, born to protect the supernatural and human world from the reapers, but times are getting harder and it falls to a small number of people to save them. The guardians of each race need to ascend to ensure their race survives.

From the start of this book, you notice that the story does not just revolve around one character. Vampires, wolves or witches, each supernatural race had their main characters and their stories were intertwined to tell a story that fantasy lovers will enjoy. All the races appear to live in harmony, but as the story progress you find out that a small group are out for revenge and as more reapers appear, their plan seems to be working.

With so many character, you would think that this story would be difficult to follow, but that is not an issue as the story was written in the 3rd person. The style of writing made it a quick read and it was not till I wrote this review that I realised that it was written by two authors. Whether you are a vampire or a werewolf fan, you will definitely find your favourite character. This story had action, revenge, betrayal and romance. Ending on a cliff-hanger which involves a lot of blood, I hope that it is not long before book 2 is out

Illuminous by Yolanda Allard

May 31, 2017 - 9:01 pm No Comments

 

Illuminous by Yolanda Allard

Published by Feather Dreams Press on 20th May 2017

324 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

I downloaded this book on Kindle Unlimited.

Aaliyah O’Hare or Allie to her friends was a high school student her only dream was to get through school and with her best friend Aimee travel the world before she started college. Spending her time in the local library/coffee shop she spends her time talking books with Jerum. However, she never realised that her life would change so dramatically when one night she followed Jerum to a party, hoping he would see her as a potential girlfriend instead of a friend.

Allie was like the majority of 17 year olds, just wanted to get through school and enjoy her life with her best friend. She was sweet natured and was true to her friends. After she was marked she always thought of others before herself. With her senses and feelings magnified, she had to learn to trust her instincts. When she had two guys lusting for her affections and even though she wanted them both, she never wanted to hurt their feelings. She had some big decisions to make, especially when she found out what she was and the role she had to play.  With everything she went through Allie handled it well.

Allie’s best friend Aimee was a feisty and a bit of a hellcat, she always had Allie’s back and was a true friend. When she found out the secret Allie, Jerum and Will her brother had, she handled it very well, which was a surprise as most people would have flipped and become hysterical. What helped her come to terms with how she romanticized the situations. Aimee’s sense of humour, help de-fused some of the tense situations that her and Allie found themselves.

Will and Jerum were the love interests, both liked Allie but both acted as gentlemen when they were around her as they wanted her to make her mind up with the pressure. Both had history and whilst we find about Will, Jerum’s past is still mostly unknown and I am hoping that the author writes more about his past.

I was surprised to find out that this is the author’s first book. Whilst this is a book about werewolves, it was more about a young girl who is on a journey of discovery. The story is well written and as this is not your typical werewolf story, it captured my interest from page 1. There is action throughout and whilst there is romantic undercurrent it did not distract from the story. With the addition of a secret society of werewolves it made it a story I could not put down and I read it pretty quick. The twist at the end left me wanting more and I hope that I do not have to wait too long to read more about Allie.

Blue Moon by Angela Colsin

November 22, 2016 - 10:11 pm No Comments

Blue Moon by Angela Colsin

Published on 16th February 2013

458 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

25557691Cade has just seen his dad murdered by the Alpha of his pack. Now it’s up to him to keep the pack together and find out who is involved in turned humans into werewolves for illegal fighting.

Ashley wants to have a better life away from her father, what she didn’t plan was to be attacked and turned, managing to escape she comes across Leo, a werewolf who knows she needs help and offers her help from his pack.

Cade is your typical Alpha male, brooding over the death of his father, blaming himself and not having fun. When he took Ashley in, he saw her as a pup that needed taming and not as a mate.

Ashley whilst timid as a human was one feisty wolf, standing no nonsense from Cade, she stood up to him at every chance she could. Whilst living with Cade, she slowly began to love her new life and learnt to have control of her feelings. There were times that she still thought like a human, this gave the author chance to explain more about Lupine lore.

The romance between Ashley and Cade grew throughout the story and although this is a paranormal romance, there was enough action to keep my interest. As the story was about a werewolf pack there were quite a few minor characters mentioned. In fact, Leo and Sara were two of my favourite characters. Leo was a loyal member to the pact and was a gentle father who took a fatherly interest in Ashley. Sara is Cade’s sister and like younger sisters was busy playing matchmaker whilst taking Ashley under her wing and being a sister to her.

This book is a good start to the series and I am interested to see what happens next to Cade and Ashley. If you like werewolves or paranormal romance, then this is a good book for you.

High Moor by Graeme Reynolds

September 30, 2016 - 10:02 pm No Comments

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High Moor by Graeme Reynolds

Published by Horrific Tales Publishing on 15th November 2011

355 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

After a news reported that the beast of High Moor has made a re-appearance, John Simpson knows that he has to go back to his old town to investigate what is going on and to see people that he would rather not meet. Jumping back to 1986 John is your typical 11yr old boy enjoying the freedom, getting into scrapes and not caring about animal attacks. After the first attack on a flock of sheep Steve, a local police officer and a tracker knew that it was not a wild cat that had killed the sheep. Cue Carl, an American werewolf hunter, getting Steve on side they work together to track and kill the werewolf.

From the moment you start this book you know that you are in for an exciting read. I liked that the book went back to the 80s and told the story about John and his friend. This helps you understand the need for John to return to the town and the importance of him finding the werewolf. I was even reminiscing about the items they played with, as a teenager at that same time I had the same items and I had to smile to myself when the computer games using a tape was mentioned. It was these smaller additions to the story that made it a great read. The scenes when the werewolf attacked were detailed and full of action, but then this is a werewolf, a vicious animal and not your family pet dog. These werewolves are not your leather clad bare chested variety they are the real deal.

I have not read a proper werewolf story in a long time and I thoroughly enjoyed High Moor. When the story went back to the current time, I was pleasantly surprised at who the werewolf was and I loved the ending, leading nicely into book 2.

If you are looking for an exciting traditional werewolf book, then buy this. Brilliant read