Friday, 27 December 2013

Book review: The Wolf of Descarta by Daniel Pike

Series: Dreambox #1
Publisher: The Zharmae Press
Publication Date: 21 November 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Source: Zharmae Press (In exchange for an honest Review)

Goodreads Synopsis:
Jaren Reese is just another red collar trapped at the bottom of Descarta’s genetic caste system. But in the Dream Box, he has forged a new digital identity for himself: Balmus, the Wolf Knight.

Balmus has long since carried a torch for the Linker Petra, but he doesn’t know her, not really. Outside of the Dream Box she is just another one of his fantasies. But Brea Morgen is the real thing– a living, breathing person who desires Jaren for who he truly is, not merely what he pretends to be. 


When the Dream Box that Jaren depends on crashes due to the evolution of a hostile A.I. life form, a secret military branch commissions a team of gamers and hackers to go back into the corrupted Dream Box to eliminate the threat and Jaren is given the chance of a lifetime—though it comes at a price—and Jaren now needs to decide just how much he’s willing to lose because the war about to be waged will be one on two fronts - the corporeal and the virtual.

My Review:
Wow what a complicated and intense book. There are two worlds: the Dream Box and the meat space (to me it meant reality). This is a full on fantasy book and anyone who is a gamer would truly appreciate this book. It took me a while to really get into the book since it is so complex. I felt like I needed a notebook to keep track of a characters and who was who. The book had a gamer /  matrix movie feel to it. It took me much longer to read this book than I expected as I battled with the format which hindered my connection to the story. Sometimes I felt really lost in the book, I didn't always remember which world they were in, especially with all the twists and events.

Characters: 4/5
Daniel does a great job with creating well rounded characters. Although I was quite confused sometimes as there were multiple POV changes throughout the book. Not only did the characters have names, they had dreambox names to for their online characters and sometimes even nicknames.  I battled to keep track who the 'bad' guys were and felt quite lost with some of the stories. The world building was well done, but to me it was huge. I am not sure if this had to do with the type of books I normally read. There is no doubt that Daniel is a great writer. 

Jaron Reese is the main character, I easily connected with him and I definitely enjoyed his story, but my favourite character in the book would definitely be Brea.  

Plot, Pace, Writing style: 4/5
The Wolf of Descarta is a very complex story. You really need to keep focus. There are two worlds within this book: The meatspace which is reality and the Dream Box which is a cyber world. The pace is moderate with good grounding and the world building is amazing. Reading this book definitely felt like I was in a computer game. It is strange to me that computers literally run and govern the lives of these future people. The story ended with quite a cliffhangar, which definitely makes the next book in this series sound like it will be filled with twists and developments. 

I really did not understand the chapter numbering, every chapter was a combination of 1's and 0's. 

This is not my normal read but is an amazing book if you can focus and keep track of the 2 different world Daniel creates.

Cover talk: 5/5
I loved this cover. It is fantasy and matches the story perfectly.

My Rating:



Author BioDaniel Pike is a high school English teacher, author, blogger, and father of two energetic daughters, Aurie and Kiera. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from ASU as well as his Masters in Education. His first novel, Repressed Memories, was written when he was 17 years old and high on anime. He openly admits that most of the writing took place in his Algebra class. We may forgive him for that. 

His most recent offerings include The Wolf of Descarta, book one in his Dream Box Trilogy 

Author Links: Goodreads l Twitter l Facebook l Website

Love
Chanzie






Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas to All!!

Hello Lovelies

It's that time of the year when friends and family come together and good times are shared or made! I will be spending some time enjoying my summer holidays with family, friend and on the beach too, which means I won't be around too much. 

Rest assured I will pop in when I can and will be back in full force early January with some great reviews, top ten tuesdays, teaser tuesdays, topics of light and so much more!

With love and light I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Love

Chanzie


Top Ten Tuesday #8 ~ Top 10 books I wouldn't mind Santa bringing me



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers get together and list the top ten things related to that week's topic.

I think this is almost any book lover's dream post! What books wouldn't I mind Santa bringing me for Christmas...


1 - Splintered by AG Howard
2 - Unhinged by AG Howard


3 - Clockwork Angel

4 - Clockwork Prince
5 - Clockwork Princess
(I have these ebooks, but I want paperbacks for my bookshelf)






6 - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
7 - Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
8 - Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo









9 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer
10 - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer





What books would you like Santa to bring you next week??

Love

Chanzie


Friday, 20 December 2013

Audio Book Review: Lust, Money & Murder by Mike Wells

Series: Lust, Money & Murder #1-3
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: 01 March 2011
Genre: Mystery , Suspense
Source: Author (In exchange for an honest Review)
Narrator: Sue Sharp

Goodreads Synopsis:
Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine to vows become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow, Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the love and happiness she truly seeks...or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption?

My Review:
This was my first attempt at an audio book and I haven't read the original book yet, so the story was completely new to me. I was a bit nervous thinking about this review, but here we go! I will attempt to not include any spoilers - it is tough when you are writing about 3 books though. 

Mike Wells really does write 'unputdownable' novels! At first I thought 'how long is it going to take me to get through 10 hours of an audio book.' Well the answer was less than a week. I listened while getting ready for work in the morning, while driving to work - instead of the radio and any moments in between! It was completely addictive. 

Narrator 5/5 : I thought the narrator was awesome. She changes her voice and accent as the characters change and really gives a good performance. Sue is easy to follow and listen to. Her pace is perfect.

Characters: 5/5
The characters are well rounded, interesting and lovable. You love the good ones and you love to hate the 'bad' ones.

Elaine Brogan

Book 1 : I easily connected with Elaine. She is lovable, soft, caring and smart, but also has the strength to always do what is right. I quickly found myself rooting for her. Elaine works for what she wants. I took to her story quickly and definitely enjoyed her growth and learning curves. One of the things that bugged me and which made me feel quite sad for her was that she had such a bleak view on sleeping with someone and finding someone special. I almost threw a party when she met Nick! But we will get to Nick a bit later on. I really enjoyed her time in Bulgaria and felt that this was a turning point for her. Her feelings for Nick were a bit torturous in the beginning and bitter sweet when the romance finally happened. I really wanted to shake some sense into her when she did what she did at the end and for not trusting her instincts more. 

Book 2: In this book I felt for her and just wanted her back with Nick! As a secret service agent sometimes I wished she could be a bit more kick-ass - but I did appreciate that she could think her way out of a situation. This was a tough period for Elaine and I wished she had connected some of the dots sooner. None-the-less this book was fast paced and full of twists. 

Book 3: this is the book where Elaine's lines blur, and she learns who she really is as a person. She does get seduced a little bit by the wealth, the power and the corruption. I was a bit angry at Elaine when she lost her will after the Nick incident and that she let Caterreti do what he did to her, even though I could understand why. Once the real Elaine was back and thinking clearly, I was so relieved. I wanted to climb in there and help her. Elaine's story tugs at your heart strings and draws you in. The ending of Elaine's story was perfect - I was almost in tears. 

Patrick - her dad. I liked him. He focuses on his daughter and loves her so much. He sacrifices much for her. 

Nick Le Grange 

Book 1: I immediately liked Nick. He is true, honest, street smart, witty and your good/bad boy who doesn't follow the rules. What u see is what u get. Nick is my favourite character in this series and I would love to read it from his POV to hear his story. Although some of Nick's actions come across as shady, he is so much more than he appears. I was so happy when he finally admitted his feelings for Elaine and took the chance with her! #TeamNick

Book 2: Nick is not really featured in Book 2, but I believe he is a good guy and he truly loves Elaine. I missed Nick's presence in book 2 and was so annoyed that Lassiter kept Nick and Elaine apart unnecessarily and so easily. The whole way through this book I was hoping Nick would show up. 

Book 3: When Nick finally arrived I was jumping for joy and was then in utter shock! Nick didn't feature much until nearly the end, which was a really long wait from book 1! When the Nick incident happened, I was in utter disbelief. I was secretly hoping it wasn't what it seemed to be. I am really looking forward to reading/listening to more of Nick's story in Volume 2. 

Jean Lassiter

Book 1: Jean plays a very minor role in book 1. He is introduced while Elaine is being trained at the secret service as one of her lecturers. Near the end Lassiter appears again and changes the whole story, setting the scene for book 2. 

Book 2: I could tell Jean had ulterior motives. I wanted to knock him out for keeping Nick & Elaine apart. I really didn't like him much. He works Elaine to the bone on his secret project and then sets her up. He is a twisted old man that many underestimate. 

Book 3: In this book, all of Jean's true colours show. In the end I actually felt sorry for him and when the twist came about Gypsy..! I was busy doing my mascara getting ready for work and my jaw literally dropped and I almost made a complete mess of my make-up! After the jaw dropping shock I burst into fits of giggles. 

Georgio Cateretti

Book 2: We first meet Georgio after he 'rescues' Elaine. In the beginning he is so charming and he draws Elaine in and seduces her with wealth, power and designer clothes. I'm sure he has cracked even the most committed women - the life of corruption comes across as a life of pure luxury. 

Book 3: Georgio is an intriguing and extremely interesting character. He is such a likable criminal and charming gentleman with a wicked temper. In this book we get a clear glimpse of his past and how he became the way he is now. When his darker side did show, I literally loathed him. No pity here. In the end though, Mike created a really memorable and great character. 

Plot, Pace, Writing style: 5/5
The pace of all 3 books is great. The plot is captivating and kept my attention - I just wanted to keep on listening. It is t
ough to judge Mike's writing style through audio, but Mike kept me interested and definitely kept me wanting more. 

Book 1 ~ Lust: Has great pace, lays a great foundation for the series and ends with a huge twist.

Book 2 ~ Money: picks up exactly where book 1 finished. The end of book 2 was sort of blasé. No huge ending but definitely a meaty middle book. I really missed Nick but really enjoyed Georgio Cateretti's character. 

Book 3 ~ Murder: has a bit more kick, everybody's true colours come out, and the lies are unravelled. Just when you think you know how it's going to end, Mike throws in another twist. If the book didn't end the way it ended I was going to have some real issues to chat to Mike about! The ending of this book and this series was perfect. 

Cover talk 2/5: I am not overly fond of the cover. It's ok. 

My Final thoughts:
This is a fantastic story about love, friendship, betrayal, revenge and truth. Elaine's life and journey is easily relatable, filled with good times and tough or dangerous situations. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery and suspense type book with a touch of romance. 

My Rating:


Favourite Quotes

There were quite a lot of quotes I would have loved to catch but being an audio book, I didn't really get them. My most memorable and favourite quote was:
'Let's synchronize our dops'

Author Bio:
Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and teaches part-time in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

Author LinksGoodreads l Twitter l Facebook l Blog

Get Book 1 free from Mike's blog here

Love

Chanzie





Thursday, 19 December 2013

Topic of Light: Are your dreams your own?

Hello Lovelies

Welcome back to another topic of light. I was not sure what to write about this week or if I was even going to write a post at all. I started thinking about 2 books I am currently reading: You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay & Killer Success - Awaken Your Inner Power by Lee Evans - (I am always reading a book that either makes you think or helps you grow as a person). Then I started wondering about my dreams and goals. This weeks post is more of thinking post than a pearl of wisdom. 

My questions are: Are your dreams your own? Most of us answer yes very quickly. Is someone else going to benefit from your accomplishments? These might sound like silly questions but they might just make you think about your goals a bit harder. Some people become doctors because they want to help heal the world, others become doctors because it's what their parents wanted for them. You see the difference? 

I didn't figure out I wanted to be a writer and published author until about 2 years ago. I wanted to get my words out there and help heal the world - even if I only ever helped one person. This is also part 1 of 2 reasons I started my blog. Getting published is just a sub-personal achievement. If you are doing it for someone else, when you reach that goal, the satisfaction might not last as long. The reason might be that you were seeking their approval more than wanting to achieve the goal.

What are your dreams? Have you thought about where they originate from? If you can find that core and know 100% that they are your dreams deep down, your determination will be stronger and success rate is so much closer. 

Connect with your dreams and set milestones for achieving them. When you can mark your progress, it is so much more motivating. 

My wish for you this week is to find that shooting star and aim high!

Love

Chanzie


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Cover Reveal ~ A Boat Made of Bone by Nicole Grotepas



COVER REVEAL
A BOAT MADE OF BONE
BY NICOLE GROTEPAS




New Adult Paranormal Romance/Urban Romance
Cover designed by: Nathalia Suellen

Kate Miller has been having recurring dreams about the same man . . . a dead man. Will Hawke, to be exact, a celebrity who died long before Kate had any reason to pay attention to celebrities.

While the night-world she enjoys with Will beckons, her waking world has suddenly gotten intriguing. Ty Watts--a guy with looks that could set a thousand housewives free--just walked into her life. He's got a smile and a secret that begs to be found out.

But is Ty a distraction or a savior?

Kate's dreams threaten to take over. She must negotiate the edge of reality, solve the mystery of her nightly rendezvous with Will and either set him free or lose herself forever in the seductively dangerous world he inhabits.

A Boat Made of Bone is a love story that spans worlds, generations, and reaches beyond death into the realm of fantasy.

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About the Author
Nicole wrote her first fantasy novel in 7th grade on her mother's old Brother typewriter. It was never finished but it strongly resembled a Dragonlance plot and she's forever wondered what happened to the manuscript and Tonathan--the handsome elven protagonist. After living in Nashville where she worked as an editor, she returned to the Utah desert where she was raised. Nicole now lives near the Wasatch mountains with her husband. She writes and raises her son and three cats full time.

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I really like the sound of this book! What do you think?

Love

Chanzie


Teaser Tuesday #14 ~ Dark Winter by John Hennessy




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

 Grab your current read • Open to a random page  • Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Here is my teaser for today:


Dark Winter by John Hennessy


Location: 300

"You have to conquer your demons, right? Otherwise you live your whole life in fear. I won't live my life like that."

Location: 427

"All what Nan? This is show and tell. You show me things and tell me nothing."

Location: 596

"I had forgotten to ask the instructor what to do if a zombie-girl ends up in your house uninvited. I'm sure the response would have been 'Oh. Zombie self defense class. You must have missed that one.'"


Books Description
Romilly Winter is no ordinary heroine, just a reluctant one.
She has a gift. She can see the future. But can she see far enough? The world in which she lives is under attack – the dead are rising, and evil follows her at every turn.
Will she be able to save herself – and the world?”

From the Diary of Romilly Winter, October 14th.
"I’ve had two years to prepare for this. In that time, I have never told a soul. Of course, my Nan knew. She’d bequeathed me the mirror, after all. Now, maybe tonight, tomorrow, in a few days, the event that I don’t want to happen with all my heart, will come to pass. I’m not ready. I know I’m not ready, and yet, it will happen nonetheless.
Nan had this thing in her possession for nearly seventy years. She had told me I simply had to be at Rosewinter, prior to my sixteenth birthday no matter what objections my parents raised. She said I was ‘special’, and was the only one equipped to deal with what was coming. 
The problem is, I don’t feel special, I just feel…different, and in all probability, that isn't going to be good enough.
In just two days time, I will be sixteen years old, and if anything my Nan said is remotely true, I will be lucky to survive that long…."

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So what do you think?? What are you reading?? 
Leave your teaser or a link to your teaser in the comments!

Love
Chanzie



Top Ten Tuesday #7 ~ New to Me Authors




Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers get together and list the top ten things related to that week's topic.

This week's topic is quite a fun one as this is the first year I have tried so many new authors, especially since joining some Author Promotions programs. 


Here are my Top Ten New to Me Authors for 2013 so far:
In no particular order


Cassandra Clare
I love The Infernal Devices and am super excited to start The Mortal Instruments!!

Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, Dimitri & Adrian... need I say more??

Karen Amanda Hooper
I loved The Sea Monster Memoirs, I discovered Karen through NetGalley because of her amazing cover of her books!! Plus she is an absolute Sweety :) 

Christina Bauer
Another Author I discovered through NetGalley. I read her book Angelbound which has a kickass Heroine! Christina is awesome with a wicked sense of humor :) 

Ally Shields
Ally is the author of The Guardian Witch series (Which I will be doing a marathon of reviews for in the new year!!) She is also super awesome and inspiring :) 

Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Christina Bauer, Ally Shields, Karen A Hooper

Nora Roberts
What can I say... I tried one of her books for the first time this year (MIdnight Bayou) and was blown away. I expected a soppy romance but got so much more!

Terra Harmony 
Terra's book Water was my first approval on NetGalley! I loved her writing style and cannot wait to read Air & The Rising.. on my reading schedule soon!

Kat Bastion
Kat's novella - Bound by wish and mistletoe - was my first cover reveal on my blog and I absolutely loved the book when I was part of the tour!

John A Heldt
John was my first Author Review Request I received when just started my blog. I loved his Novel The Mine and am planning on completing this series soon soon soon!!!

Tina Smith
Tina is author of the Wolf Sirens Series. I absolutely loved chatting to her and loved her first 2 books in the series. Nightfall review coming soon :) 

Nora Roberts, Terra Harmony, Kat Bastion, John A Heldt, Tina Smith

Which authors made your list? Have you read any of these authors yet? 
Check out my reviews if you need some help :) 

Love
Chanzie





Monday, 16 December 2013

Book Blogger TMI Tag




This is my first blogger tag I'm participating in. Thank you Dee from Dee's Reads for tagging me!
This tag/post was created by Amber from The Mile Long Bookshelf  (check out her video on it) and Summer @ MissFictional World of YA Books



How old are you? 28 years young!

What book are you reading?
I'm reading The Wolf of Descarta by Daniel Pike, Dark Winter by John Hennessey and listening to Love, Money & Murder by Mike Wells.

What are you wearing?
My PJ's pants, a Metallica shirt and a green hoody! 

OTP?
(One True Pairing: like favorite fandom- Thanks Dee, I had no idea what this meant either!)

Right now I have to say its... The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Blogger or Wordpress?
Blogger!!

Going outside being active or staying in and reading a book?
Hmm this is a tough one.. I love reading obviously but I also enjoy going to the beach and snorkelling/tanning/having fun!

What is the last book you read?
Book: Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe & an Anthology called Forbidden Future.

What is the book you're going to read next?
Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin & Hopefully something off my Top 10 TBR list - Maybe City of Bones!

eBooks - yes or no?
Yes but if it's a brilliant book I'll buy a paperback to add to my collection :) 

Where do you prefer to read?
I can read anywhere! The places i read th most are either my couch or in bed :) 

Who is the last person you tweeted?
Direct tweet: Laurell K Hamilton @LKHamilton 
Mentioned in a tweet: @otherpublishing for the Lit Bits Comp I entered

Whose blog did you look at last?

Who is your favorite blogger?
Yikes I have a few!! 
Dee @ Dee's reads 
Pamela @ Reading is fun again
John @ The Write Thought
Kim @ The Caffienated Book Reviewer
Niki Hawkes @ The Obsessive Bookseller

Who is your favorite booktuber?
I don't really have one yet... I've watched Megan from Megan Likes Books before!

What do you do when someone tells you reading is boring?
I tell them they just haven't read the right book yet / I could have worse habits / I tell them that's ok, if everyone in the world was the same, the world would be boring!

Who is the last author you spoke to? John Hennessy

Who is the last person you texted?
Text: My Mom

Whatsapp: My friend Sam

Who is your all-time favorite book character?
Only 1????? Sigh I am going to have to go with Jem from The Infernal Devices. We need more people like him in the world :)

UKYA or USYA? What is this??

What is your preferred drink whilst reading?
Coffee or hot chocolate!

If you hated reading, what would you be doing instead?
trying to be artistically creative I guess.. that does not come naturally to me - But I try anyway. 
Or maybe Baking but then I would need to exercise more...

How many bookshelves/bookcases do you have?
2 - and both are overflowing :)

If you had the choice to meet all of your favourite book bloggers or all of your favourite authors, which would you pick? You can only pick 
one.
I think my book blogger friends! They are just too awesome and live all over the world <3

Insta-love- yes or no? I don't mind it <3

Favourite author? It's between Cassandra Clare & Richelle Mead.

What is the number-one book on your wishlist? 

Right now... City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Do you prefer books with female or male protagonists?
I don't mind, if it's written well, I like both!

Which is your favourite book-to-film adaption?
Either Hunger Games or Harry Potter :) 

What is the last song you listened to?
Disappear by Metallica

Which do you enjoy reading more - negative reviews or positive reviews?
Definitely positive, especially when you can feel the person's enthusiasm!

Who are you going to tag?


Niki Hawkes @ The Obsessive Bookseller

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This was quite a lot of fun :) I hope you enjoyed getting to know me, the blogger behind the scenes!

Love

Chanzie


Friday, 13 December 2013

Cover Reveal: Afterlife (The Starbuck Chronicles #1) by Zoe Dawson



COVER REVEAL
AFTERLIFE
(THE STARBUCK CHRONICLES, BOOK #1)
BY ZOE DAWSON


Expected release is January 20, 2014
Adult Urban Fantasy (with romantic elements)
Cover designed by Jessica Allain


Series Overview

The fine thread between reality and the fantastical has snapped. The mortal and supernatural must learn to co-exist in post-reality Minneapolis/St. Paul where video games leak monsters into the night, demons roam, thirsting for more than just blood, people are not who or what they seem and a diabolical evil plots and plans to devour the world.

AfterLife

Lily Starbuck’s day doesn’t start well with blood on the horizon and a grumpy werewolf who refuses to pay his catering bill. Her day only gets worse when she finds out that her business partner in their catering company has embezzled all their available cash.

Lily can get no answers from her partner when she finds her dead. That’s the least of her worries—her landlord is evicting her, she’s being hounded by the Fairy Dust Administration (FDA) who suspects that her partner was dealing in illegal dust, and Lily’s pissed off their werewolf supplier.

With Lily’s very livelihood in jeopardy, she has no choice but to discover who killed her partner and try to track down the cash. She has only Spocko, a small, wizened gnome with just a bit of gremlin blood in him that makes him cantankerous at best to depend on, but he often goes invisible on her. Clues lead her to an open case being investigated by Otherworld Security (O.S.) and the tough O.S. Warden, shapeshifter, Tam Darkwood. And, at the outset of the investigation, a tiny, mythical fire-breathing, red dragon joins her as her trusty (and opinionated) sidekick, Kindle.

It seems a rogue mage has created a video game that is unwarded and game monsters are being released to terrorize the citizens of the Twin Cities. Trouble is Lily has reason to believe that this mage killed her partner.

The investigation takes an unexpected turn when they are led to influential and powerful Archmage Tarquin Wilding and somehow Lily finds herself embroiled in a sinister shadow Fae plot. With her friends at her side, she tackles dangerous and unpredictable supernaturals and monsters with an “all in a day’s work” attitude.


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About the Author
Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery, urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.




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So what do you guy's think?? I absolutely love sound of this series and the cover!! 

Love
Chanzie