Monday, 14 July 2014

Tour Stop & Book Reviews: Crimson Beat & Indigo Dawn by Elle J Rossi


Hello Everyone!! Welcome to my stop for the Josie Hawk Chronicles tour! To see the full schedule click here or on the banner above. I have been soooooo excited about this tour since I read the novella Alabaster nights in May this year. 

Previous reviews:
Alabaster Nights (#0.5)


Series: Josie Hawk Chronicles #0.6
Publication Date: 21 March 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Dark World Books (In exchange for an honest Review)
Audio or Book: ebook
Length: +- 13k words



Overview:


The Spring Equinox brings a slew of nasties to the streets of Nashville. Huntress Josie Hawk is determined to get her arch enemy to sign a treaty, whether the Assembly is behind her or not. But when Keller O'Leary--sexiest vampire alive--returns, will Josie learn to be a team player, or will she stake the heart that has captured hers?


(Originally part of the anthology A Celtic Tapestry)



My Review:

I loved this Novella!! I could just eat up Josie & Keller or squish them with love. This story is a great connector between Alabaster Nights & Indigo Dawn. You find out how Josie & Keller finally find a way to 'work' out their issues. This novella is all from Josie's point of view and I just love how her mind works.

Final Thoughts: 
This is a great read that just whets your appetite and gets your ready for book 1!

My Rating:



Series: Josie Hawk Chronicles #1
Publisher: Moon Rise Publishing
Publication Date: 25 March 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Dark World Books (In exchange for an honest Review)
Audio or Book: ebook
Length: 144 pages



Overview:


Vampire Lust and Pixie Dust.

Josie Hawk is a Huntress. A killer devoted to protecting the humans of Nashville from the shadows that lurk in the night. But the shadows are gaining ground.

When an infamous pixie tricks Josie into a drug-induced nightmare, Josie envisions the death of her vampire lover, Keller O'Leary. Was the vision a threat ... maybe even a promise? But from whom?

Desperate to track down the source of the toxic psychedelic pixie dust, Josie kicks and punches her way toward the truth. But her efforts backfire, provoking a deadly attack at Wolfie’s—the bar Josie co-owns with her sister-in-arms, Sage.

Tag. You’re it.

Haunted by the threat to Keller, Josie scrambles to outwit her elusive opponent before the deadly game escalates and claims more lives. But in saving Nashville, will Josie lose those she loves?

Or will she be too late to stop the deadly game of tag?



My Review:
Indigo dawn is a fun fantastic read filled with pixies, witches, vampires, attitude, love and friendship! You cannot help but be drawn in from page one. I definitely think that reading the novella's helped set the scene for Indigo Dawn and this book did not disappoint! 

I love the explanation of the title Indigo dawn - it really is beautiful. You'll need to read it to appreciate it. It's one of those passages that you can picture so clearly and it touches your heart. 

Characters & Storyline: 4/5


Every single character is easy to connect to and easy to love. Elle creates interesting characters that are fun and crawl into your heart. 


I really enjoyed the fact that Josie and Keller were already a couple. They didn't need to figure it all out and were not trying to save each other, just protective and possessive. They are already a team and that adds so much more to the story for me. 

Josie - Josie is so kick ass! I love her feistiness & attitude. Yes - she is stubborn, but it is not that annoying pull out your hair stubborn. She holds out just enough and knows when she is being unreasonable. I love being in Josie's mind and her attitude made me laugh so many time. Josie's character is written from the first person pov. 

Keller - Keller us so cool, calm, collected & passionate! He just oozes smexiness and is head over heals in a good way for Josie. Their banter cracked me up and the romance is intense with a few steamy scenes. What's not to love.. Keller is a sexy vampire who is crazy about Josie and is the drummer in a band? Keller's character is written in the third person pov. 

Crimson Beat - Crimson beat is Keller's band that plays at Wolfie's in the evenings. They also help Josie keep the streets of Nashville safe. Each member adds flavour to the story and all adore Josie to bits - they would do anything for her! 

Plot, Pace, Writing style: 4/5  
Elle has an easy writing style and the story flowed easily. The plot was good, even if I did figure out a few things before the time - I enjoyed the ride. The change in pov style didn't bug me in the least. I enjoy Elle's writing style and it just works for me! I was annoyed  that I kept getting interrupted when reading this story, this had nothing to do with the story though. 

Elle ended Indigo Dawn on a rounded note with lots to work on in books to come - no cliffhanger here.  

Cover talk: 5/5 
I love this cover! I love it so much I want a copy for my bookshelf one day... It would look so beautiful <3

Final Thoughts: 
I love this series! It is easily one of my new favourite and I will be following it closely. 

(Unfortunately I lost all my favourite quotes when I originally wrote the post because it didn't save!)

My Rating:

Books in the series:


Author Bio:
Elle J Rossi is a writer of Dark Paranormal and Fantasy Romance. Overly fond of the happily ever after, Elle lets her characters take control as they lead her down dark and twisted paths on their haunting journey toward love.

When not writing, you'll more than likely catch her hanging with her husband, two kids and a cat who truly does rule the roost, or stealing the mic from her friends as the duel over country karaoke.

Author Links: Goodreads l website l twitter






Love

Chanzie




20 comments:

  1. Wow Chanzie! Both of these books sound great. It is good to see a Novella sweep you away like Crimson Beat did.
    Sounds like the characters in Indigo Dawn were developed well. The paranormal and band elements have me intrigued! Great reviews!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Yes.. I knew the band element would draw you in.. even if it was just for a sneak peak!!!

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  2. Oh it sounds great! I was really curious to read a review about these 2 because the covers are just awesome and the synopsis intriguing. thank you!

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    1. Thank you Melliane :) This is such a fun series!!

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  3. I'm very happy you keep enjoying Josie and Keller's adventures so much, Chanzie!! I loved both novella and novel as well, and I definitely can't wait to read more! :D

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    1. Indeed!! I am officially addicted to this series and Elle better write fast... I need more :)

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  4. How can you go wrong with pixies, witches, vampires, attitude, love and friendship? Also, I love the cover of Indigo Dawn! I have a weakness for redheaded heroines. Thanks for adding to my TBR pile, Chené. ;)

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    1. Exactly!!! Hope I got you hooked.. Line & sinker *tee hee*

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  5. Great reviews. It's always so much fun to read a book that just immerses you in that world.

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  6. Wow! What an absolutely wonderful way to end my day! Thank you so very much for the awesome reviews, Chanzie. I'm glad you enjoyed these stories. Josie's world is so real to me, and if that makes me a little crazy-twisted, I'm totally okay with that!

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    1. Yay! I am so happy to hear it :) Josie & Keller are awesome and I love reading about them <3 Thank you for the visit!

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  7. These sounds soo good! I love the paranormal aspect and the characters sound like one that I would like and enjoy. Great review.

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    1. Oooh yes I think you would enjoy this one too!! Thank you for the visit :)

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  8. I'd love to meet Josie one of these days, her personality really calls to me (I like it when a mc is stubborn). I hardly read the prequel novellas of a series before the first book, but Crimson Beat seems like the perfect way to start and a must read. Oh wait, I should definitely check out Alabaster Nights before that too. :) Awesome reviews, Chené!

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    1. Yay!! I hope you do get to meet her and Keller :) I really recommend you read both the prequels, it sets the mood perfectly for Indigo Dawn. Thanks Melissa!

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  9. Ummm . . . I'm from Nashville, and one of my favorite UF series is all about pixies, witches, and vampires, so I don't see how I could pass on this. Thanks for sharing, Chanzie! Will be adding to my wishlist immediately ;)

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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    1. Awesome awesome awesome! Hope it hovers near the top of that list for a while!!!!

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  10. An in tact couple from the beginning is pretty unique. I have a few favorite series that are more on the predictable side, but I still love them because of the characters and writing style. I can't wait to check this one out!

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    1. I totally agree, I loved the fact that Josie and Keller were already together :) Sometimes predictable is good and adds to the story - I think it is all about how the authors handles it!

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