Book Discussion – Seirs – Soul Guardians – Book 5

Hey 143 followers (welcome M.L.S.Weech & Se’Quasha Smith),

So, we just finished book five in the Soul Guardian series. As always there may be spoilers so if you haven’t read this book, leave this post, read it and then come back and join in on the discussion. Links below.

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Now onto the discussion…

What I love about these books are the big battles that our heroin finds herself in. They are described so well. So, in this book we find Kara on a mission to find a group of missing sensitive children (mortals who can see the supernatural). Adult sensitives are being killed and they have to deal with the nasty seirs who are sensitives but has decided to fight for the bad guys. To top things off, Kara still has to stop her demon sisters evil plan and they can’t harm the seirs because of an oath to protect all mortals.

The good stuff.

Once again Kara finds herself wanted by the mortal authorities after Lillith, the demon sister, gave her photo to the police and press and accused her of bioterrorism. What?! How the heck does a guardian walk incognito among mortals when her face is plastered on every billboard, newspaper and TV screen? This is one of the first serious things that Kara has to deal with. The mortals are out for blood trying to catch the seventeen year old terrorist.

That’s not to take away from the fact that the mortals were actually out for blood after Lillith did some wacky thing to them with a weapon built by the archangels.

Okay, so the archangels wanted to rule the mortal world at once. What? Thought the archangels were all about free will. Apparently, at one point they weren’t. Anyways, Lillith somehow got her hands on one piece of the weapon and was still able to do some serious damage with it. Mortals were attacking each other trying to rip themselves apart. Since, the author didn’t spend too much time on this bit of storyline, neither will we.

Kara kills a seir! She knew it was forbidden. Yet in a fight against the seirs and protecting the sensitives elder on her mind, she did it anyways. Like, shouldn’t there be an expection clause in the oath? No harming mortals unless they truly, truly deserve it. She knew that she would get the truth death for doing it but that didn’t matter and she wasn’t even regretful for it. I mean, can you blame her?

The oracles gave her twelve hours to complete her mission plus they explained that she would become a mortal again and never get the chance to be a GA, so I guess that was a plus.

Of course, she managed to find the other piece of the weapon and of course it was a trap. She defeated the seir king, rescued the children but my favorite part was the final battle with Lillith.

Lillith using the weapon to amplify her powers. Kara’s elemental powers awakening and washing her body in gold. But the best part was Kara’s demon powers fully awakening. I just can’t gush enough about how well this scene was written. One minute she’s fully gold and then the next she’s green. Her sister is impressed and offers to welcome her into the netherworld with open arms. Her friends show up and are shocked to see her all green. Everyone knows what that means and the children are terrified of her now. There is this brief moment where she grasps her part of the Arath (archangel weapon) and Lillith offers to teach her how to use it. For a second you’re wondering, is she going to turn to the darkside? A teeny-tiny part of you is actually hoping she does. Come one, admit it. How assume would the story have been if it had taken that turn? I can just see it now. Kara goes evil and David, Jenny and Peter have to pull her back.

Perfect.

I digress.

Kara chooses good and using her mega powers, which has gone back to gold, destroys the Arath and in the process destroys the one that Lillith is holding onto.

How surprised were you that Lillith became fully human? I mean, I was not expecting that. Perfect ending for Lillith. She gets to be the thing she hates most.

Aww, alas, Kara gets to live a mortal life with David.

Will the legion use her again? Well, there’s a sixth book so I guess it’s safe to assume yes.

I absolutely loved this book. I gave it four stars after my first read (repeat offender here) and I can’t quite figure out why. It should have been five stars considering I liked it so much. Maybe it just got better the second time around.

What dud you guys think? Let me know in the comment section and we can keep this thing going.

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Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

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Until the next time… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.

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Book Discussion

Hey 140 followers,

I miss the days of being apart of a book club. You know, when you would get together and pick a book to read and then have a lively discussion about it.

Well, many of us are older now and finding the time to stop and get together to read is almost impossible. So, I decided that I would give those of you interested a place to discuss.

Come discuss the books that I have read with me. From this point on, I will continue to post my thoughts on the books that I’ve read but they will no longer be amateur book reviews. It will be a place for us to discuss the book. If you haven’t read the book that I have mentioned, I will always post a link for you to purchase a copy and then you can come back and let me know what you thought of it. Even better, if you purchase a book using the link I provide then I get paid and that really helps this starving (and I mean starving) artist out.

As it stands by the time you read this I will probably have been kicked out of the program for failure to make a sale so then that whole thing will be moot.

Regardless, I want to talk to you guys instead of just posting and receiving a like here and there. I hope that you will take part in it.

Talk to you soon.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

That is all that I have for you guys this week. Until the next time… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.

The Next Book is…

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Elemental – Soul Guardians Book 2 – Thoughts

Hey 140 followers,

So, I have just finished reading the second book in the Soul Guardians series by Kim Richardson titled Elemental. As always these are the thoughts and ramblings of just one girl, so I encourage you to form your own opinion. You can click on the image of the book cover and purchase a copy for yourself. If you have read this story please be sure to comment so we can chat about it. If you haven’t turn away now because there are sure to a spoilers.

Now on to the review…

This story almost leaves you wondering if all sixteen/seventeen year olds are as clueless as our protagonist Kara is. In the last book Kara completed an important task and due to her super special power that has never before been seen by guardians, she has been allowed to resume her mortal life where it left off before her death without her memories as a guardian.

Pretty sweet deal. I mean, who wouldn’t want to get the chance to live again. Even if you don’t get to remember that you were a guardian angel.

This book picks up with Kara being pulled back into the GA realm Horizon, by dying in a freak accident no less, and she has to resume her duties as GA because the Legion is in desperate need of her help.

Kara’s first day back on the job as a newly promoted trainer of sorts is to drag her traniee to her old apartment to check on her GA mother because she fears for her life. Predictable? Duh, and clearly the demons who were after her thought so too. Can we say Trap?

But wait just one minute, this isn’t the only time that Kara does something without thinking about the consequences and coming up with a plan to make sure that she can flip the script on the very obvious traps set out for her. No. She time and time again puts herself into a situation that she could have likely avoided and that bugged me.

However, I could see how if she had not put herself in those situations, the events that needed to occur as a result would not have been able to occur. So, I couldn’t be that upset. I just wish that she had been smarter about everything.

With that little annoyance out of the way, I have to say that the book was actually pretty good and I enjoyed it. I know why she did the things that she did. I get it. It was a necessary evil.

So, I gave this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because although I was slightly annoyed, it was still a good read.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

That is all that I have for you guys this week. Until the next time… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.

Marked: Soul Guardians Book 1 – Thoughts – Click Image

Hey there 140 followers,

Man I just love seeing that number go up.

So I am back with yet another review of sorts. It’s not your typical review but more my thoughts and feelings on what I have just read or watched. I always encourage you guys to check it out for yourself. Don’t just go by what I have to say because there have been many things that I’ve loved that others just didn’t agree with and if I had taken their word for it, I may have missed out on something great. Plus, I like to hear what you guys have to say as well. This post I will be talking about book one in the Soul Guardians series by Kim Richardson. There may be definite spoilers so if you haven’t read this book, leave, read it and come back so we can discuss it further.

I enjoyed this book. Like with the House of Night series, these special characters have special markings on their foreheads that identify them. The difference is, HON dealt with vampires and SG deal with guardian angels.

So, we meet Kara Nightingale, a seventeen-year-old girl who dies after getting hit by a bus and she becomes a guardian angel. She is paired with David McGowan who is a petty officer in the legion and is set to teach her everything there is to being a GA. Kara is thrust into a new life were she has to save souls from demons. Things immediately start off rocky when demons show up at all of her cases much faster than they have in the past.

I love stories that are slightly traditional but have a bit of a twist to them. I can’t recall reading a story like this one in the past. Kara is just an ordinary teen who dies and then becomes a GA. It takes until the end of the story to learn that Kara is a special girl, and who doesn’t love special girls? There is action, a little romance with will they or won’t they. Kara might be a spy for the demons and if she isn’t then who is because there just has to be a spy somewhere, it’s only right.

This was just a cute and fin story to read and I can’t wait to read book two to see what is going to happen. With the way the story ended we can tell that Kara will be back and that there will be more drama.

I would recommend this read especially for teens and as always just read it to form your own opinion. It’s always good to discover new books.

I give this story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

That is all that I have for you guys this week. Until the next time… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.

Sweet Persuasion – Maya Banks – Thoughts – Click Image

139 followers, I am convinced that there is a special group of women out there who secretly dream of being porn stars and so they write about it and mask it as an erotic romance novel.

As I have said before, I am no stranger to reading erotica but I can almost swear that I was reading porn. Lol. I keep saying that but it’s true. This series is so much more intense than anything I have ever read, including Fifty Shades, and I’ve only read two books.

This, like the one before it, is about a women looking for some kinky sex who finds a man willing to give it to her and spoiler alert: they fall in love.

I did give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, which is a star more than the first one. That is because although there were explicit sex scenes that made me want to cover my eyes and feel like a total prude, there was actually a bit of an actual story to read.

I cringed but I enjoyed what little story I did read that didn’t involve people being bent over tables and I will go no further with that description.

I would likely recommend this book if you are ever in need of a hot read and that is all.

Until next time…

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Sweet Surrender – Maya Banks – Thoughts – Click Image

Hey 138 followers,

I’m back with my unsolicited thoughts on yet another book Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks.

Okay, while reading this book I couldn’t stop the scene from Friends where Joey finds Rachel’s book under her pillow. “You’re reading porn!”

That’s what I felt like I was reading. Porn. Straight up porn in Ebook format. There was a story there that had potential to be really intriguing and possibly hold some mystery and action. Oh, but there as action. In the form of SEX. The scenes were quite graphic and you couldn’t help picturing them in your head. I mean, I picture everything when I’m reading which is what makes reading such an enjoyable experience for me. So, being able to vividly see these characters going at it like pornstars was why I felt like I was reading porn.

I usually feel like some authors try to find words to use to describe the female and male genitals, but Ms. Banks just didn’t not care. She wrote it in such a graphic way that I felt weird continuing to read this book. Slightly uncomfortable. Porn.

And what is up with every woman in these types of books being described as uber feminine and soft? Is that like a staple for females who are looking for kinky sex?

I want to avoid spoilers but there were parts of the story that could have been explored more, like the entire reason the male protagonist moved to a new season, but that would have just taken away from the sex.

Now, I don’t mind a book with some sex in it. I just like to have a well-rounded story. The thing was, this was not well-rounded. The primary focus of this book was sex, and everything else was just fluff.

“You’re reading porn!”

I half expected someone to yell that at me.

Over all it was a bit too much sex and not enough story for me.

I give this story ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Until the next time… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.

Indie Authors Supporting Indie Authors

Hey there 134 followers (love watching that number go up),

This weeks post is about getting the support of fellow indie authors and I’m about to rant.

  
Is supporting other indie Authors even a thing?

When I first made the decision to self publish, I was being very naive. I didn’t do a whole lot of research. I just knew that I had a story to tell and I didn’t want to go through the whole rejection process that typically goes along with traditional publishing. Little did I know self publishing is HUGE.

I didn’t realize the “competition” in the indie author field was so large. I got a rude awakening when I joined several Facebook groups and was suddenly hit with thousands of indie authors trying to promote their work.

The thing that stuck out to me the most was everyone’s lack of support for one another. I purchased several books from these groups because a) I love reading and b) I love supporting people trying to reach their goals and make their dreams come true. I thought that was the point of these groups but I feel like I was wrong.

Yes, we’re doing all of these follow for follow on social media but is that enough? Are we in such a dog eat dog world that we have no time or care to help a brother or sister out?

I feel like we are so focused on getting our work out there that we’re ignoring the opportunity that is in front of us. Giving it the support that you want in return. I mean, we’ve got o stick together and if you can’t afford to buy up a bunch of indie books, how about trying a read for a read? Offer your book to an author for free in exchange for an honest review and return you will do the same for them.

Authors, especially indie authors, make their bread and butter off of reviews. Who cares if you just gave your book away for free? If it helps you in the long run, isn’t it worth it?

I don’t regret supporting other authors, even if the favor wasn’t returned. I just think as a community we need to do a little better.

Okay, that’s all I had this week. If you are interested in actually supporting your fellow indie authors join my Facebook group. Click the image below if you would like to become a VIP Lovebug and get everything first. Be sure to check out the books below for a good read in honor of National Book Day.

Until next time… Keep Calm and Journey On 💜

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