Friday, January 20, 2017

Fangs and Fennel

Fangs and Fennel
Book 2 of the Venom Trilogy
Shannon Mayer
5 Bookgasums
“Kitty puke on cookie sheets”
Technical/Formatting:  I read the book in the Mobi/Kindle version and found no issues with the formatting.
Story Line:  Alena’s story continues and she is up against a new ‘hero’, Theseus.  She is also battling the prejudges of the humans and the court.  Will she prevail?  Will Zeus or any other gods help her or hinder her?
“Kitty puke on cookie sheets”  I just loved this line and find Alena’s use of cuss words similar to mine.
Character Development: Zelda and all of the other characters are well developed and feel as if they are real. You can really come to love or hate the characters which to me is a true sign of how well written the characters are.
Grammar and Other Nit Picking: I don’t think I found any spelling error. The book and the series are one of my all time favorites.
https://www.amazon.com/Fangs-Fennel-Venom-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01HXWQOQQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1484151747&sr=1-1&keywords=fangs+and+fennel


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pamela

Pamela
The Rylee Adamson Epilogues Book 3
Shannon Mayer
4.5 Bookgasums
Technical/Formatting:  I read the book in the Mobi/Kindle version and found no issues with the formatting.
Story Line:  The story grabs you right from the start and never lets you down.  Not sure what it was but something Raven said or did had me wondering about his connection to Pamela right from the beginning so I couldn’t put the book down.  I had to see if I was right or not.  I love the Tracker series so having these side stories/books helps keep the story alive.
Character Development: Pamela, Raven, and all of the other characters are well developed and feel as if they are real. You can really come to love or hate the characters which to me is a true sign of how well written the characters are.
Grammar and Other Nit Picking: I don’t remember any spelling error or they were not so bad as to stop the story flow.  I was too engrossed in the story and wondering about the Pam and Raven connection that I didn’t notice anything which to me is a sign of an excellent book.
https://www.amazon.com/Pamela-Rylee-Adamson-Epilogues-Book-ebook/dp/B01N3PYEHW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1484151263&sr=1-1&keywords=pamela


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Nevermore Trilogy

The Nevermore Trilogy
Books 1-3
Anniversary Edition
Shannon Mayer
4 Bookgasums
I had some issues with this trilogy due to not being a fan of post apocalyptic stories and due to the fact that my husband has end-stage kidney failure.  I have read most of Ms. Mayer’s other works and I am a huge fan of her writing.  Ms. Mayer’s does not let you down when it comes to her character development, her storyline and her amazing ability to draw you into the story and have you biting your nails as you turn the pages. 
There are twists and turns that will have you on an emotional roller coaster throughout this trilogy so have your teddy bear, some chocolate and some Kleenex at the ready.
Technical/Formatting:  I read the book in the Mobi/Kindle version and found no issues with the formatting.
Story Line:  In a world torn apart by a supposed medical wonder drug can two people find love?  Is there a cure to be had and if so will it really work? 
Character Development: Sebastian and Mara were well fleshed out characters that you couldn’t help but feel for and cheer on.
Grammar and Other Nit Picking: I found only a few spelling error and they were not so bad as to stop the story flow.
While not a big fan of this trilogy, I will say that Ms. Mayer’s lives up to her great story telling and I look forward to reading more from this fabulous author.

Book 3 https://www.amazon.com/Dauntless-Anniversary-Nevermore-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01MXKFG1B/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480519777&sr=1-3&keywords=nevermore+trilogy

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Magically Delicious

Magically Delicious
Book 4
Magic & Mayhem Series
Robyn Peterman
4 Bookgasums
Lucky Charms are not the only thing that is Magically Delicious
Eccentricities abound in Assjacket, WV and I wouldn’t want it any other way.  Ms. Peterman brings us another ‘bang your head’ hilariously funny story in this latest addition to the Magic and Mayhem series.  With lines like, “HoHos were deliciously destructive”, you know you are in for a non-stop redonkious read.
Technical/Formatting:  I read the book in the Mobi/Kindle version and found no issues with the formatting.
Story Line:  While some of the story line was a little out there that is what makes Ms. Peterman’s books so great so I am only deducting one Bookgasum for this.
Character Development: Zelda and all of the other characters are well developed and feel as if they are real. You can really come to love or hate the characters which to me is a true sign of how well written the characters are.
Grammar and Other Nit Picking: I found only a few spelling error and they were not so bad as to stop the story flow.
I cannot wait the next book in this series and in Ms. Peterman’s other series.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Venom and Vanilla

Venom & Vanilla
Book One of the Venom Trilogy
Shannon Mayer
5 Bookgasums
“Which monster do you want to become?”
This new trilogy is full of action with a touch of humor and a lot of creativity.  It is the first adult paranormal book I have read that brings in the old Greek gods along with the shifters and vampires.  I found myself singing/humming “Super Trooper” by ABBA while reading the book due to the non humans being called ‘Super Dupers’ by the main character. 
The story flowed effortlessly with me only stopping to research a few Greek gods as I have forgotten most of those stories.  I didn’t find many if any spelling, grammar, or formatting (Kindle version) errors.  I couldn’t put this book down and the end came too quickly for me.  I cannot wait to see what Ms. Mayer’s has in store for Alena and the Super Dupers next.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vampyres, demons, a baboon named Blobbityflonk, Candy Land and marathon closet sex.

Fashionable Dead and Wed
Book 7 Hot Damned Series
Robyn Peterman

4 Bookgasums


Vampyres, demons, a baboon named Blobbityflonk, Candy Land and marathon closet sex.
  Now that is the way to start a book

Oh, by the way, did I mention that Steve Perry is a unicorn. Its true because Mother Nature said so. 
 I know, right.  It just blows the mind.  Ms Peterman starts the book with a bang and just keeps it going throughout the entire story.  There is humor, mystery, family drama, and love.  All the bases are covered in this story.

I laughed and I cried.  Let’s face it I went through many tissues through the last third of the book.  Most were happy tears but there was that one time where they were tears of fear and worry.  If you are needing a positive, upbeat love story for the ages then this is a book for you.

Even with the fast pace of Ms Peterman’s stories she is able to draw the reader in with her vivid descriptions and her wonky, yet realistic characters.  There was a electronic formatting issue in the beginning of the Kindle version I read but that just gave me a chuckle.  No real spelling issues but there were numerous added or wrong words that made me have to stop reading and re-read the sentence a few times to figure out what was going on.  Due to the number of these errors I have had to give the book only 4 bookgasums. 

I enjoyed the story and was glad to see the wedding take place.  I cannot wait for the next installment to find out if the other members of the Royal family can be saved and to find out what a half Hellhound and half baboon will look like.



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ash

Ash
Book 6
Shannon Mayer
4 Bookgasums
Ash takes place between Windburn and Rootbound and is told though Ash’s point of view.  I had a hard time getting into this book because I knew how it would end but I kept on reading and I am glad that I did.  You will be able to feel the love and devotion Ash and Peta have for Lark and it will lift your spirits, I promise you.
I read this as a Kindle and found no formatting errors.  Likewise, there were little to no spelling, grammar, or punctuation error to hinder my reading enjoyment.  Again, Ms Mayer delivered an amazing story with a lot of twist and turns.  She answered questions but threw all new questions at us.  There are new characters such as Norm the yeti.  There are emotional tsunamis that left me sad and then had me laughing.  I cannot wait to read the next installment, Spirit Sown.  But first I am going to go re-read the series to see what else I might have missed the first read through.
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.  I have also purchased the book because I enjoyed it and wanted to add it to my collection of this series.  I think the fact that I purchased the book, even though I already had a copy speaks to how well I enjoyed the book and the series.