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Reading progress update: I've read 40%.

Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton

Really great and enjoyable plus exciting book so far. I love both Jin and Amani so far a lot, there both very interesting characters ,and they so far seem to have a lot of strength. Amani so far seems much more serious than Jin, to me Jin tries to lighten things up. So far I know a lot more of Amani's past than I do of Jin's. 

I feel like I am going to enjoy these two together a lot, I am already enjoying their relationship. I can't wait to continue on in this book to see how there journey ends in this first book.

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The Rise of the Dawnstar (Avalonia Chronicles) - Farah Oomerbhoy

The Rise of the Dawnstar
Farah Oomerbhoy
(The Avalonia Chronicles #2)
Publication date: April 24th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.

The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.

With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.

Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun…

My Review

I really thought this one had a lot of action and gives you much more answers than the first one. I still like Rory but I just wish she wasn't so hung up on Rafe, I am just not a hugh fan of his, and I don't see what she sees in him. 

We are introduced to another guy who I like a lot more than Rafe, his name is 

Tristan. What can I say about this sexy and interesting individual, besides I wish Rory would fall in love with him and get over Rafe. Unfortunately I think even though I wouldn't pick Rafe for her, I still think his the end game. I have to say Tristan and Rory, don't hit it off at first, and that's due to him. He is a complete ass to her at first, but he does chance. I love that he doesn't try to over protect Rory but stand beside her. Rafe isn't even in this book that much which is a plus for me. There are betrayals and some secrets revealed, so I am so excited what's going to happen next. 

I am so happy that I asked and was chosen to take part in the book tour for this book. One last thing, I really hope I start to like Rafe more in the next book. I think one of the reasons I am not connecting to Rafe, is because he hasn't really been in the books that much. So maybe if his in the next book more and I learn more about him, I will like him with Rory more. 

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Author Bio:

Farah Oomerbhoy is the international bestselling author of The Avalonia Chronicles. Her first book, The Last of the Firedrakes, was originally published on Wattpad where it gained nearly two million reads and a Watty Award. Since publication, her debut has gone on to win a silver medal in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, along with winning a finalist placement in the USA Best Book Awards. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. With a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India.

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Book Tour Review that I am Involved with. Different but Interesting book.

Damned - Lucas Astor, Alexandrea Weis

Damned
Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor
Publication date: October 3rd 2017
Genres: Adult, Supernatural

Over a hundred years after the death of Magnus Blackwell, Altmover Manor sits abandoned.

Lexie Arden and her fiancé, Will Bennet, are determined to rescue the neglected Mount Desert Island landmark. They want to make Altmover Manor their home. But Magnus has other plans.

A spirit bound to his former residence, Magnus finds himself inexplicably drawn to the young woman. She has a supernatural gift; a gift Magnus wants to exploit.

As Lexie and Will settle in, secrets from Magnus’s past begin to surface. Compelled to learn all she can about the former owner, Lexie becomes immersed in a world of voodoo, curses, and the whereabouts of a mysterious dragon cane.

Magnus’s crimes won’t be so easily forgotten, and what Lexie unearths is going to change the future … for everyone.

My Review

First I have to say Magnus's is definitely not a nice guy, I know his a ghost but his a guy still. He was a ghost that did some gross things and Lexie didn't even seem upset or grossed out. I will say Magnus did have some good moments but for most of the book he was a jerk. I really had a love, hate, but mostly hate relationship with him.

Now Lexie was for the most part okay, but I don't understand how she could want to be around Magnus after what he did. I loved her ability to see and talk to ghost. I will say, while she did think Magnus was good-looking, I could tell she was in love with her boyfriend Will. 

I thought Will was okay but pretty naive. (Sorry if I spelled  the wrong.) He didn't want to believe Lexie had this gifted when there were things happening that couldn't be explained. Plus other individuals besides Lexie was telling him the same things. 

This is definitely different than other books I usually read due to voodoo. But that didn't stop me from staying up until 1:00 am to see how everything would end.

The things Magnus was doing as a ghost to Lexie, not all of it was his doing. 

The books ending was definitely a weird one, that's for sure. But really the book was still pretty good, even if it was strange.

I am so glad that I was able to take part in the tour, after I requested for it.

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Author Bio:

Lucas Astor is from New York, has resided in Central America and the Middle East, and traveled through Europe. He lives a very private, virtually reclusive lifestyle, preferring to spend time with a close-knit group of friends than be in the spotlight.

He is an author and poet with a penchant for telling stories that delve into the dark side of the human psyche. He likes to explore the evil that exists, not just in the world, but right next door behind a smiling face.

Photography, making wine, and helping endangered species are just some of his interests. Lucas is an expert archer and enjoys jazz, blues, and classical music.

One of his favorite quotes is: “It’s better to be silent than be a fool.” ~Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.

 

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Bingo Call: 10/19

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Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad) - Scott Reintgen

I was so excited when I was approved by Netgalley to read this book, just reading the description of book to see what it was about had me so excited to try and get approved for the book. I was so scared the book was going to let me down, but I am so happy that the book didn't let me down.

I really loved the character of Emmett so much, and I thought he was a fantastic leading character. One of my favorite minor character was Bilal, I enjoyed him as Emmett's roommate and friend. I also really liked Kaya a lot. I thought the things they had to do in order to be one of the final individuals to actually be able to go to the Planet of Eden. Of course just when they think there one of the final ones, they find out that it isn't the case. 

I thought the ending was very interesting and I can't wait to see what happens next, especially after that cliffhanger of an ending!!!!!

Again I am so happy with a book I requested and received by the way of Netgalley, the author, and Publisher. And I will definitely read the next book from this author.

My Credit from Amazon

One book I am thinking about getting is this one,

Have any of you guys read this yet? And if so do you think this would be a good one too spend some of my money on it?

I did also already bought the following,

Which was full price. But the other two were on my wishlist and was on sale for an e-books.

I have still plenty left due to what I had still in my account, plus the $15.00 I got from winning a gift card. I do want to save 30.00 for some upcoming e-book's. So I have 30.00 to spend. This is so much fun!!!!!!!!

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The Villainous Viscount Or The Curse Of  The Venns - Lucinda Elliot, Streetlight Grahics

 

My Review

I really had trouble reading this one, I couldn't connect with any of the characters. So I just skipped around a lot to see how the book ended. I didn't even care for the ending, I was just so bored that I didn't care what happened at the end as long as I got to it, as soon as possible.

I think that some of it has to do with have a lot of luck with books, that soon that streak had to end eventually.

I am still happy that I was invited to take part in the book tour for this book. So thanks so much for this opportunity. 

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Seize Today (Forget Tomorrow) - Pintip Dunn
SEIZE TODAY (FORGET TOMORROW #3) BY PINTIP DUNN BLOG TOUR
 
– DIGITAL ASSETS Tour Date: October 9-27, 2017
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Seize Today (Forget Tomorrow #3) by Pintip Dunn
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Seventeen-year-old Olivia Dresden is a precognitive. Since different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes, she doesn’t have to believe in human decency. She can see the way for everyone to be their best self-if only they would make the right decisions. No one is more conflicted than her mother, and Olivia can only watch as Chairwoman Dresden chooses the dark, destructive course every time. Yet Olivia remains fiercely loyal to the woman her mother could be. But when the chairwoman captures Ryder Russell, the striking and strong-willed boy from the rebel Underground, Olivia sees a vision of her own imminent death…at Ryder’s hand. Despite her bleak fate, she rescues Ryder and flees with him, drawing her mother’s fury and sparking a romance as doomed as Olivia herself. As the full extent of Chairwoman Dresden’s gruesome plan is revealed, Olivia must find the courage to live in the present-and stop her mother before she destroys the world.
My Review
Definitely my favorite book out of the three, the first book was just okay to me, and the second book, I dnf the book, for some reason I just couldn't get into it. I am not sure why because I really loved the main characters from that book in this book, that I just finished. I really loved Olivia and Ryder both first as friends and then romantically. I really felt bad for her not having a loving relationship with her mother and not knowing whom her father was. I don't want to say much about Olivia's mother this way I don't give out spoilers, but I do have to say she's doing it for what she believes is the right reasons. Even if us the readers don't agree with what her reasons are. I really loved how this book ended and what happened with each pairings of the other two books. I thought the Author did right for each of these main characters. So I think I might go back sometime down the road to try to finish book 2, since I didn't last time, and hopefully I will be able to finish it then. I am so glad I was chosen to read and review this book for the book blog, it was a very fun and interesting read and a great finish to the Series. And I just have to say how much I loved Ryder, even though he does have trust issues, but he does have reasons to feel the way he does. And he was so cute most of the time with Olivia, even though he did have his moments of not trusting her. But if Olivia would have told him certain things, he wouldn't have had no reason to have those trust issues. So both parties were at fault. I would definitely recommend for people to read this series, because it's definitely interesting. Two other reasons you should read this is because of the two excerpts, I left below, especially the second excerpt, which is just too freaking cute!!!!
Excerpt 1:
Eleven years earlier… I pull the lever of the cage, switching the tunnel onto a different track, trying to confuse the mice. I know exactly how the future will play out, of course. I know which mice will fall down the trap and which ones will smack into the see-through glass wall. I know which mice will get hopelessly lost. I even know which ones will run the maze correctly on the very first try. I like watching them anyway. They wriggle over one another like worms, and their whiskers twitch when they're at a corner between two paths. But what I like most is how they come to me when I call. Picking up a mouse, I run my fingers over its soft fur and warm body. It looks at me with unblinking pink eyes, and I think it could be my friend. Of course, I can see which mice will come, so I know which ones to call. Rodents are predictable like that. Humans, not so much. They have too many wants, too many feelings. I don't see any one future for people. Rather, I see them all—every single pathway their futures might take, flickering before my eyes. So I have to guess which of my human classmates will want to play with me. Most of the time, I guess wrong. "Are you bothering my mice again?" a little boy's voice says. "Fates, Livvy. How many times do I have to tell you? Leave them alone!" Startled, I let go of the mouse and look up at Tanner Callahan, the other six-year-old who hangs around the scientists' labs. I'm here because my mom's the head of the Future Memory Agency, or FuMA, and he's here…I guess ’cause he has nowhere else to be. He's got black hair that pokes up in the back, and his skin sticks too closely to his bones. I thought this meant he wasn't eating enough, but MK, our child-minder, said that grief over his parents' deaths had burrowed holes through his resources. This makes me think of the mice digging through the straw, and my chest aches. I flash forward to his futures. He still has hundreds of branches remaining, but in most of them, one thing is the same: he will be sad and lonely until he kisses our classmate Jessa ten years in the future. I don't know why kissing should change anything. But I do know how it feels to be lonely and sad. We don't have to be like this. I could be his friend. I just have to figure out the right thing to say. "Jessa and I are going to rule the world one day." It can't hurt to bring up the girl he smushes lips with. Maybe if he thinks she and I are friends, he'll like me, too. "You know Jessa, right? The girl with the teardrop eyes? She's my best friend." Not true. I think Jessa only talks to me because she’s nice. But he doesn't have to know that. "Oh yeah? Well someday, I'm going to be the inventor of future memory," he shoots back. "And then we'll see who's more important." I bite my lip. That wasn't what I meant. I wasn't trying to brag or compare or compete. The futures containing our friendship begin to fall away, one by one. I guessed wrong once again.
Seize Today Pintip Dunn
Excerpt 2 "Are you sifting through my possible pathways?" he asks, his voice husky. I freeze. But if I'm a block of ice, his fingers do their job, tracing my lips again and again until I melt. "How…how do you know?" "Your eyes," he says. "They dilate when you're reaching into the future. I'm starting to learn when you're not here." I blink. Nobody's ever told me that before. "You…noticed?" I ask. "I notice everything about you," he says easily. "So, tell me. What did you see in our possible futures?" His voice is low and liquid, and it reaches inside me and caresses parts I didn't know existed. "What did I do? More importantly, what did you like?" Heat floods my face. "What, exactly, are we talking about?" "I don't know." His eyes gleam wickedly. "What do you think we're talking about?" "Future pathways," I snap. If I have to electro-whip my attention back on track, I'll do it, damn the Fates. "I see everything from me slapping you to…" I trail off, and my cheeks flame even hotter. Oh my. I can't possibly put into words the images flying through my head like a hailstorm. "Now I'm really intrigued." He moves his hand to my hair, tugging slightly. I feel the tension all the way to my toes. "Are you really not going to tell me? Because, you know, then I'll have to guess." "I'm not going to tell you," I whisper. His lips curve in a mischievous grin that makes me want to tuck him in my pocket and keep him forever. And then, while I'm still reeling from his cuteness, he leans in. I'm not ready. My mouth is partway open, and I'm in the middle of a breath. He kisses me anyway. I shut my mouth in a hurry. Lips, so soft. His back and shoulders, so hard. Holy Fates, that was his tongue. His tongue, slipping between my teeth. Sparks. So many sparks, igniting in the air around us. "How's this?" he whispers against my mouth. "Did you see this in our future?" I nod helplessly. He moves closer, scooping me up and shifting me on the mattress so that he can lie next to me. Our foreheads touch; so do our knees. "And this? Was this in some of our pathways?" I nod again, but that doesn't seem to satisfy him anymore. His eyes intent on mine, he catches my lower lip between his teeth. "Do you like it?" Do I like it? What kind of question is that? I've tasted every emotion in our world. I know the sorrow a mother feels when she clasps her deceased baby to her chest. I know the pride of a gold-star athlete when he stands on a podium and accepts North Amerie's highest honor. I know the rage that silences the heart of a murderer as he cuts short another's life. I even know kisses—hot, frenzied, passionate, fumbling, sweet, aching, innocent kisses. I've seen them all in other people’s futures, thousands of kisses, millions of kisses, as varied as the pathways themselves. And yet…and yet…I've felt nothing like kissing Ryder. Even the vision of this moment itself. So, yeah, I like it. It scares me how much I like it.
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AUTHOR INFO:
 
Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. Pintip's debut novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. In addition, it is a finalist for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, the Japanese Sakura Medal, and the MASL Truman Award. THE DARKEST LIE was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other books include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, the novella BEFORE TOMORROW, and GIRL ON THE VERGE. She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.
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I really enjoyed this one a whole lot.

Touch of Ice (The Vaskell Empire) (Volume 1) - Mandy Caruso, Aleah Raynes

The first couple of chapters I really wasn't sure if I was going to like it book at all, but after that, the book took off for me and I never looked back. I like that each book will feature one of the sisters, and the rest of the men, that were introduced in this book. And that they will each have to find something, to help in their quest to get back there kingdom. 

I have to say again the main guy character Dain was my favorite character in this book, I just thought he was pretty awesome, and I loved how he treated Ayla. Also his a dragon, and I sure love me a dragon. 

So while there quest ended we still have more quest to come, and the next sister that quest is up, will be the sister named Ena, and the kingdom will be going to and Eda's hero will be, well to find that out you'll have to read this book to find out. But I have to say, I am super excited to visit this place. And to see where this quest will lead us to next, and which sister and kingdom that will be.

I am so happy that I requested to read and review this pretty awesome book, and I was chosen to do so. So thanks to the author, publisher, and Netgalley for given me this chance, it was a lot of fun. And I would love to read more in this awesome series!!!!!

Cute little Fairy Tale!!!!

Snow & Rose - Emily Winfield Martin

Having never reading this fairy tale before I thought it was a nice little treat. I thought the two girls Snow and Rose were pretty adventurous and they had a lot of spunk. I really liked their friendship with Ivo a lot. Ivo was a pretty interesting character as well. I really enjoyed this book but I figured out things quickly, so I had to give it three stars. I did love that it ended the way it did, and I liked the characters, so that's why it got a three star and not a 2 1/2 stars or even 2. 

It also makes me want to read the real version of this fairy tale, to see how different this one was from that one. 

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

Snow & Rose - Emily Winfield Martin

Cute little book so far. I never read this fairy tale, so it's definitely going to be a new read to me. Shouldn't take long for me to read, so I can't wait to see where this fairy tale will take me.

Bingo Call: 10/15

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Diomere’s Exile - Sabrina A Fish
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DIOMERE'S EXILE
Sabrina A. Fish
Series: The Gate Keeper Chronicles Book 1
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: September 29, 2017
Diomere's Exile
An exiled woman seeking redemption, and the man who distracts her from finding it.
Five Gates. Five Sisters. Five Very Different Men.
Once there were two worlds connected by five magical gates. Then the Gate Keepers closed the gates and disappeared. The Gate Keepers have returned.
Nadia de Quinones was exiled when her nephew, the crown-prince was abducted on her watch. She'll let nothing stand in the way of her redemption, not even discovering her heartbonded and a connection to an ancient magical gate.
Lord Gregor Cyrene is sworn to protect his country's royal heirs. After the youngest prince's life is threatened, Gregor sets out to discover who is responsible and suspects the answer lies with Nadia.
When fate forces their competing goals to align, neither are prepared for the irresistible attraction between them. Can they see beyond their pasts and a millennia old hate between their people? Or will they continue to distrust, allowing those plotting against them to win?
My Review
This book wasn't awful or the best book ever but I still thought it was an okay book, and it took awhile for me to get into. I thought the plot and characters were okay, but the characters I didn't fall in love with and the plot I enjoyed better than the characters.
If I were to pick a favorite character it would be Gregor, I just didn't feel any connection with the main girl character, which was Nadia. I did enjoy the book the most towards the end, and I would read other books by this author. 
 So even though this wasn't the best book ever, I am still so glad I asked and was given a chance to read and review for this book tour!!!!
This is an excellent, fast-paced story that held my attention from beginning to end. Prepare yourself - the love scenes are hot, hot, hot!
- Staci, Goodreads Reviewer
Secrets, lies, magic, love, lust and betrayal made for an excellent read. Recommended.
- Errin Krystal, Goodreads Reviewer

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Sabrina A. Fish
Sabrina A. Fish lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and two cats, where she owns a trophy company and collects names for her novels from lists of award's recipients. She loves all things chocolate and her husband is sweet enough to never let the candy dish near her computer become empty.
She loves and advocates being involved in the local writing community, and is President for the 2018 Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc (OWFI).
She is an annual featured speaker at The Rose State Writing Conference and has been a panelist at Wizard World Comic Con.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, she considers the three years she spent in a Texas high school to be a short trip down the rabbit hole that ended at graduation. She returned to Oklahoma where she received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. BOOMER SOONER.
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Book Tour Review that I am Involved with. Really awesome!!!!!

A Memory of Fire (SoulNecklace Stories Book 3) - R.L. Stedman

A Memory of Fire
R.L. Stedman
(SoulNecklace Stories #3)
Publication date: October 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

About my wrist is a tattoo of roses, strung like beads on a bracelet of thorns. I have a past, if only I could remember — but I cannot remember.

Held captive in a strange city, Dana dreams of fire and flight. There is something she must find, but she does not know what it is, or why it is important. If only her dreams would let her rest.

Half a world away, Will studies a new, exciting discipline. But while N’tombe the enchantress is impressed by his newfound skills, inside he feels only desperation. A terrible moment is approaching; soon, Dana must face her final ordeal. Is his new power enough to save her? And is he prepared for what might happen next?

In this thrilling conclusion to the award-winning SoulNecklace Stories, Will and Dana must make a heart-breaking choice. A choice that may change their world forever.

My Review

Just have to say one of my favorite book from the different book tours that I take part in.

Favorite part of the book of course if you read my other two reviews from this series, you would already know, is the character of Will. In this book, which I am sad is the last one, Will really grew a lot from a young man in the first book were he lost so much, to becoming the man that he was meant to be. 

Dana grows a lot as well in this final book in this fantastic series. She had to get herself out of a lot of serious problems on her own.

I really loved the book but there were things that really confused me but I can't really say what because then it would become spoil city. I will say it was at the end of the book.

Something that might turn some people off and  this will be a little bit  of a spoiler is that Will and Dana, in each book are separated for parts of the book. This didn't bother me because this needed to happen for each of these two characters can grow, and do what needed to be done to win against their enemies. 

I am so super happy that I was chosen to be involved with this  book tour, I really loved this series, and I will definitely have to visit this story another time, so I can visit with Will once again. 

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Author Bio:

Award-winning author Rachel Stedman lives in Dunedin, New Zealand with her husband and two children. Her first novel, A Necklace of Souls, won Best First Novel at the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014. In 2012 Rachel was the winner of the Tessa Duder Award and was shortlisted for the Tom Fitzgibbon Award. If she’s not got her nose in a book, she’s on instagram or twitter (@rlstedman) or at her local library. Her website is www.RLStedman.com.

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Didn't See that Ending Coming!!!!!!!

Warcross - Marie Lu

WoW I definitely thought this was a very surprising book for me, and that's because I didn't see that Ending coming. I am not even sure who I consider the villain, I see both of these individuals point of view. One of these individuals, I feel is the worst right now but in the next book that could change. I love the world building in this book so much, and I loved that most of the story takes place in Japan.

Out of the characters my absolute favorite so far is Emika, and the rest of her team members, especially Hammie, Asher, and Roshan.. Emika is a very smart hacker and I really think  she is a very interesting character. I also have to say that I think Hideo, is somewhat a mystery to me, I am just not sure if I like him all that much, at times I did and at other times I didn't. The only times I liked him is when he was around Emika. When Emika gets the job working for Hideo that's when this book really starts to get interesting and starts to take off and never slows down.  I really don't want to talk about how it ended or I might give something away, just say it ends in a cliffhanger. I can't wait to find out what Emika is going to do with the information that she has. I will definitely buy the next book to find out what that answer is going to be. Loved, loved, loved this book. 

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From the Sky (Beyond Moondust Trilogy #1) by J.E. Niccasio Genre: YA Sci-fi/Romance
 
Summary:
 
From the Sky from best-selling author J.E. Nicassio writes the kind of close encounter that will leave readers spellbound. 
When high school junior, Samantha Hunter, and her father move to New Mexico, it’s a chance to leave tragedy behind and start over. However, the arrival of a dark-haired stranger changes everything. Lucien introduces Sam to the prospect of enjoying life again, and to the hidden world of aliens. But crazier than that, Lucien doesn’t feel entirely like a stranger. Redemption and romance follow Sam in her new life as she works to understand the alien-human romance she’s developing—a romance that feels beyond her control. There’s something bigger happening around her, and to her, too, and this is just the beginning…. 
 
From The Sky

Dear Emma,

I’m writing this while watching my grandchildren make sandcastles. The sun and the salt of the ocean remind me of him. It reminded me of you, also. You’re probably wondering why I’m contacting you after all these years. I ask myself the same question. I thought it was time you knew the truth, especially you, dear friend...

I wanted to tell you all those years ago, and while you read this, you will find out why I didn’t. My troubled heart hopes you will believe what I should have told you then. Don’t hate me for not telling you, Emma; I had very good reason not to. When I look at my grandson as he plays, the eyes staring back at me were his eyes. I know now more than ever that it wasn’t a dream. Now, you will know the truth. And in time, everyone will. Please have an open mind while reading my journal and understand why I couldn’t tell you. It began the day of my mother’s funeral. You remember that awful day. You were there with me.

All my love,

Sam

 

 

Prologue

The morning dew kissed the steep slope and ridge boughs of the winding road. I loved how the shade of the sugar maple trees blanketed the dense, mossy hollow of Hidden Valley.

 I heard the thud before the antlers crashed through the windshield. Without thinking, my hands covered my eyes as the car flipped over the guardrail and down the embankment. The seatbelt pulled tight across my chest, squeezing the air from my lungs. The car rolled and rolled until it stopped on its side. I hit my head on the window, and everything went black.

I’m unsure of how long I had been unconscious, but I woke up to the flash of a bright light and realized I was trapped. It was the seatbelt. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t undo my seatbelt. I felt something wet and warm. A sweet, metallic, pungent smell entered my nose. Blood.

“Finn….” I struggled to speak.

He didn’t answer. There was only the rattling of metal and the sound of whizzing air, like when a can of Coke is opened after it’s been shaken.

“Finn, talk to me, please. Are you hurt?”

A second bright light flashed beyond the trees. In the distance, the rustling of movement and low voices were coming closer.

“We’re here,” I struggled to get the words out. “Help!” I tried shouting, but the belt made it hard to raise my voice. There was no way they would find us. Just when I thought all hope was lost, I felt someone at my side.

“Don’t be afraid. I got you,” the stranger said. It was a man’s voice, and he spoke gently to me, instantly soothing my worries.

The seatbelt snapped open, and I could breathe again.

“She’s free,” the stranger said. His words rolled off his lips like liquid gold.

Am I dead? Is he an angel?

My fingers trailed loosely at my side as he dragged me across the dry soil. He laid me down on the forest ground away from the wreckage.

The blurred figure above me pulled his shirt off and tucked it underneath my head. For a moment, I was enveloped in his scent, and he lifted my head just enough for me to see my brand-new iPhone crushed on the ground beside me.

“My brother?” I whispered. My voice still not as strong as it should’ve been.

“Shhh. Don’t try to speak,” the stranger said, pushing my hair away from my face. When he did, a calmness swept over me.

“What do you think you’re doing? Just leave her,” another voice said. I hadn’t known anyone else was there.

“Help my brother,” I said, more clearly now.

“I’m so sorry—” the first man started, but he didn’t have to finish. I already knew Finn was dead.

The shadowy figure placed his hands on me.

“Don’t do it,” said the second voice. “We have to leave now.”

“No! We caused this!” the first voice begged.

“Stop! You must not. Let’s just go.”

“I’ve got to do something. She’ll die…”

“It’s not for you to decide! It’s not allowed.

There’ll be consequences, brother.”

“I can’t let her die.”

“You can’t, or you won’t?”

“I won’t!”

“No…” I tried to tell them both. I could taste the blood as it filled my mouth and gurgled from my lips. “Let me die.”

“Not today,” The stranger that had rescued me said. I felt his hands brush over my head.

A jolt of electricity shot through my body. I wasn’t scared anymore.


 

 

 





      



 
 
 —J. E. Nicassio packs in the action like a superhero movie— From the Sky has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood blockbuster—ready to light up the sky like a fleet of UFOs. “A must read! It had me from the very beginning to the last word. Every page had a plot twist and turn to make my imagination run wild.”  —Online Book
Club.org Nicassio is a freelance writer and MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) Field Investigator in Pittsburgh, PA, where she resides with her mother, two sons, and German Shepherd, Ava. She loves writing and is passionate about creating stories that entertain and comes straight from the heart. Her Children’s book, Rocky (About Rockefeller Center and a tiny Christmas tree named Rocky) made the Amazon Top Ten Christmas Book List in 2016.
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Equinox (Beyond Moondust Trilogy # 2) by J.E. Niccasio
Summary: "Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” Author C. Clarke.  From the Sky Saga Continues! The day after the winter solstice, Samantha Hunter is found naked and bleeding in a remote cabin in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. As Sam works to understand what’s happened to her, she is whisked into the Underground—a secret community of scientists, civilians, and aliens that are connected to her story and to the alien boy she’s in love with—Lucien. This is where the fight begins, and Sam must decide what price she’s willing to pay for life and love.




































 

 

 




Equinox

Prologue
 
I’m not sure how I ended up there, but there I was. I used to be a normal teenage girl, worrying about boys, my looks—you name it. My life was changed forever by the intrepid, dark-haired stranger who saved me. Lucien Foster was that stranger. He was not the average, teenage boy. He was special, to say the least. He had remarkable, snowy-diamond eyes that could see into my mind and read every thought. Lucien Foster possessed certain abilities that, if known, would endanger his life—supernatural abilities. The funny thing about all this was he was an alien from a planet, billions of light-years away from Earth, and I fell in love with him. I know what you’re thinking, this girl is a nutcase. They need to lock her up and throw away the key. However, what I say is true; my boyfriend was not from this world.
At the time all of this transpired, the day after the Christmas solstice, I didn’t think my life could get more complicated than it already was. I had no idea what I was getting myself into that fateful night on a mountainside in New Mexico. Boy, did things go wrong.

 
  “Equinox gives the reader a totally different way of thinking about extraterrestrials. Anyone with interest in the possibility of life outside this planet—and for those who love a great romance—this book for you. It is exceptionally written and will leave you wanting more!” —Kelly Fait Goodreads “American teenagers have to grow up fast because dark forces are out to get them—J.E. Nicassio gives us a fast-paced and exciting tale full of car chases, close calls, and the angst of star-crossed love. Teens and even older readers will love From the Sky." —Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite Books available on Amazon! From the Sky | Equinox Smashwords free promo. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/746548
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J. E. is the bestselling author of the From The Sky series and was listed as one of the top 1000 authors on Amazon in 2015, and was Amazon all-star top ten-holiday children books for Rocky: The Rockefeller Christmas in 2016. She is a freelance writer and MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) Field Investigator in Pittsburgh, PA where she resides with her mother, two sons, and German Shepherd Ava. She loves writing and is passionate about creating stories that entertain and comes straight from the heart.
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