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The Thirteenth Gate () (Volume 2) - Kat Ross
Before getting started I am so sorry to the author and Xpresso Book Tours for being late in posting my part of the book tour. Now onto the fun part.
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My Review
The book started out really slow to me, but once it got going it never stopped. I really think my favorite parts would have to be  the Vivienne and Alex's part of the story. I just think that's because I know them more because of the series before this series. I do like Harrison and John parts as well, just not as much. I really love Alex, I don't want to say what his name was in the other series because I don't want to give it away to individuals that haven't read the other series yet, or started this one yet. 
I really love supernatural stuff in my books, so I didn't mind they added it into this series, like some individuals, did have with it.
I can't wait to see what happens next with all parties involved. I did read at the end that the next book won't be for this series but back in the other world again. Kat Ross said it will be out sometime in the fall and it will be called Nocturne. So I am super excited, since the Fourth Element series is one of my favorite series, that I have read in a very long time.
I am so glad that when I requested to take part in this book tour that I was chosen to take part in it. Thanks so much Xpresso tours for this awesome opportunity.


Reading progress update: I've read 73 out of 307 pages.

The Thirteenth Gate () (Volume 2) - Kat Ross

Pretty interesting so far. I am so happy that some of the characters from her series the Fourth Element are in this book. I am so happy that we get to find out what has happened to them since that series ended. It was one of my favorite series ever. So I am hoping I can have at least like if not love this new series.

I actually haven't had a chance to read the first book in this series, so I am a little lost, so I would say to read the first book before this one. I forget that I didn't finish the first one, and I also forgot that I was supposed to do a book tour for this book that I am reading now. I also just got my internet turned back on so, I just haven't been able to read this book before now, since I thought I downloaded this one but didn't, so I had to wait to also downloaded this once we got the internet turned back on.

So later I will go back and read the first book to find out what all that I missed. 

Book Tour Review that I am Involved with. So Freaking Awesome!!!!!

The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga) - Elise Kova
THE DRAGONS OF NOVA BY ELISE KOVA BLOG TOUR – DIGITAL ASSETS Tour Date: July 17-28, 2017 Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31686500-the-dragons-of-nova Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks Link to Tour Schedule: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-the-dragons-of-nova-by-elise-kova/
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The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga #2) by Elise Kova Publication Date: July 11, 2017 Publisher: Keymaster Press
Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh. While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills — and quick-shooting accuracy — makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons. Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.
My Review
I really enjoyed this book a lot too, even though it took a little bit longer to get into, compared to the first book. But even though I still liked this book a little bit more than the first one. I think that's because of the last half of the book, so much happens. There are some deaths especially one very surprising one, at the end. Cvareh is still my absolute favorite of all the characters, I really love how he feels towards Ari, and I feel that after this book, I would love for them two to get together in the end. Flor really surprised me towards the very end of the book, and I am not sure about how I feel about what she did. She is sure changing compared to what she was like, in the beginning of the first book. Something's that happened in this book is sure going to make the last book in the series very interesting. And I can't wait until December to find out what that is going to be. I am so happy I was chosen to take part in the book tour for this awesome and action packed book.
Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the Loom Saga
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Where moving to another place we were living in a trailer park and now we're renting a house. So I won't have internet until they can come and put it on. I will check in once in awhile if I am somewhere that has internet connection, until mine is back on. Hopefully that won't take to long. So I will actually have time to catch up on my reading. See you all soon!!!!!

Book Tour Review that I am Involved with.


Chapter 4 (Reading Excerpt #1)

I glanced up, unable to move. A chill shot down my spine. Chadwick Kapule stood at the counter, his honey brown eyes piercing into me. He and I dated the last two years of high school. I’d broken it off after we graduated because of his jealously issues.
Chad had been one of the hottest guys in our class, so all the chicks used to crush on him. Not only was Chad sexy—he could charm you right out of your panties. I was one of the few who ignored him. At the end of our sophomore year, he pursued me. Eventually, I gave in, letting him take me out at the start of junior year. Chad’s rep was a known fact around campus. He’d sleep with girls, then dump them. Knowing this, plus everyone’s impending future of being betrothed, I never planned on getting serious. Students were buzzing that I had been Chad’s longest relationship. I wasn’t giving out, but Chad never pressed me for sex. I was the one that decided to explore my curiosity. After we’d been dating for several months, I lost my virginity to him.
Figuring he’d lose interest since we had done the deed, I avoided him in school the next day—ignoring his slew of texts. Finally, Chad cornered me, demanding to know why I’d been dodging him. I shrugged and told him point blank. “I’ve satisfied my curiosity.… What’s there to talk about? Thought we would be on the same page.”
Chad gawked, flustered, his cheeks beet red. Fumbling over his words, he’d said, “Are you serious? You’re not gonna talk to me anymore because we had sex?”
I nodded, but telling Chad that backfired. Not giving up, he charmed me until I agreed to be in a serious relationship with him exclusively. By being with him, I learned that challenging a man only made them want you more. With my blunt, no-nonsense personality, I had no problem telling him off. If he pissed me off, I’d hang up on him, ignore his texts, and avoid him in school. The gossip continued that Chad was a changed man. I cared about him at that time. But knowing what my future held when I turned twenty-one, I kept a leash on my feelings.
Chad didn’t seem to grasp reality, and his jealousy issues had no boundaries. When he got mad, nine times out of ten, it was due to him being jealous. If a guy even looked at me for too long, there was trouble. This went on for a year and a half.
Chadwick took it hard when I broke up with him. It took months before he backed off. Two weeks ago, I’d seen him at a restaurant. Tobias had taken me out to eat and Chad looked very unhappy. I didn’t even acknowledge him on our way out. Ever since, he’d started harassing me again, blowing up my cell and texting like crazy. Now he appeared right in front of me.
Chadwick narrowed his eyes. “I had to come to your job, since you’ve been ignoring my calls.”
“I was courteous to return your first couple of texts, Chad.”
“You promised we would stay friends.”
I rolled my eyes. “I did. But we’re not together anymore, so we don’t need to talk every day.”
“You told me there’s no point in having a relationship. Cuz after our twenty-first birthday we’d be separated. I let you go, knowing your logic made sense. Yet, I see you with that cocksucker, all goo-goo eyes.” He snorted. “Sounds like you’re a hypocrite. You better not be dating that clown.”


My Review

Going into this book I didn't really think I was going to like it, just because its not the type of book I usually go with. I just don't like books with a lot of sex in it, don't get me wrong I like sex in my book, but not a crazy amount. But I did really like Sarah J Maas's first book in the series of A Court of Thorns and Roses, and that one had a shut load of sexy!!!!! So not surprising I really did enjoy this book even though I loved Sarah's book more. I gave this book 4 stars even though it's more of a 3 1/2 star one,  but I rounded it up to 4 due to the ending!!!!! 

I am not really sure which guy's  I want the two main girl characters to be with. I really like Cade the most so far for Cali, not sure whom I want Stefani, with. The guys for Cali are Cade and Zion. And the other two guys are Tobias and Dom.

The book was interesting due to the fact that the couple's have to go to different island's and date other individuals, if they want to be with their choice of whom to marry and not who the government chooses.

I think I am more torn on whom I want Cali with then whom I want Stefani with. Because Zion is my other favorite in the book, he figures things out before anyone else does. The beginning was slow and I really was going to do a dnf but I decided to keep going and I am so glad I did, because the last half of the book was pretty awesome.

I really can't wait to see what happens next in this series, what's going to happen now that they know what is going on at the island, of course Cade and Tobias are still in the dark, since there on another island. 

I am so happy that I took a chance on this book, and that I was chosen to take part on the tour for this one.

Reading progress update: I've read 16%.

The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga) - Elise Kova

I really wanted to be further along in this book by now, but my weekend and this week have been crazy. So I haven't been able to read much of the book. On the weekends my husband whom is a truck driver is home, so are family has family time on the weekends. And I have been babysitting my great nieces and nephews on Monday through Thursday, and this week my niece Andrea has been working later than usual. 

Now back to the book, I am still loving Cvareh and Flor the most so far, even though I do like Ari. I am really not sure how I feel about Cvareh's sister, at all, or any of the other characters that have their own point of views in this book. So far I am enjoying this second book, but I am not as crazy for this book as much as I was for the first book. Hopefully that changes, since I am not that far into the story.

Fiery Passion - Alec John Belle
Fiery Passion (The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #3) by Alec John Belle Genre: YA Paranormal Release Date: September 2017
Summary from Goodreads:
After the unexpected events at the end of Shadow People, Heather, Hayden, and their friends are trying to move forward with their lives. While trying to hunt down the new vessel of the Darkness, and trying to avoid a very complicated relationship, Heather thinks she can keep everything under control. Until she's taken by a demon named Ziminiar. As Hayden, Kadin, Philip, and Kristen try to find their friend, Heather unravels many truths about the world she lives in, the core of her being, and the true origins of the Monster Hunters.  In the third installment of The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles, secrets will be exposed, relationships will be tested, and the ultimate betrayal will leave fans breathless. Because in a world where demons exist, nothing is ever as it seems.
My Review
Favorite so far, even though there's at least 4 more books to come. Kadin, Hayden, and Frostbite are my absolute favorite characters so far. I also really like 
Heather and her bff Kristen as well. But the three guys I mentioned make the book for me.
Heather really goes through a lot in this book and learns things she'll rather forget, I am sure. I love that Hayden and Frostbite have a thing for one another and that Hayden is finally letting himself feel that and finally letting Frostbite know how he feels as well.
I hope Kadin gets some happiness as well, because I really believe he deserves that happiness, sure he did stupid things but he thought he was doing the right thing. 
I really hope Heather starts to let Kadin in pretty soon or he gets over her and starts liking someone else. And I really hope Kristen finds someone as well, after everything she has gone through.
Of course the book ended in another darn cliffhanger, and I don't think the next book comes out until the ending of the year.
I have to say what I don't like about these books, is that they are really short books, I finished all three books over the weekend. But all three have a lot of action in such a short timeframe.
I am so glad I was chosen to take part in the book tour for this book. I really enjoyed all three books quite a lot.
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The Long Road Home (contemporary YA novel and currently free): https://www.amazon.com/Long-Road-Home-Alec-Belle-ebook/dp/B01IK89824
About the Author
Alec John Belle resides in Carson City, NV, where he is currently attending high school for his senior year. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes about tough topics that many are too afraid to talk about like suicide, homosexuality, self harm, bullying, mental illness, among other teenage issues, and he often blends these ideas with the paranormal. Despite writing such topics, he is a very cheerful person who enjoys looking for the best in life, while trying to help others do the same.
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This Series gets better and better!!!!

Shadow People  - Alec John Belle

WOW this book is even better than the first one!!!! Still don't care for Philip, Heather's boyfriend and trainer, there is just something about him that I don't like and I just don't trust him either. Maybe because he's not whom I want Heather to end up with, I just am team Kadin, all the freaking way.

In this book we get both Heather and Hayden's point of view, so getting Hayden's point of view made my freaking day. I started the third book and in that one we get Kadin's point of view also, which is definitely a win in my book.

Sad ending and didn't see coming cliffhanger of a second book that's for damm sure. What a fantastic series so far.

Really great book for the start of a series.

Forbidden Darkness - Alec John Belle

Pretty interesting group of characters in this book, I really like almost everyone of them besides Heather's maybe love interest. I just didn't trust him after what I found out about something's this guy did. And I will just leave it at that.

Definitely Kadin and Hayden are my favorites hands down. I just love a guy that's suppose to be a bad guy, but is not as bad as he really thinks he is.

The book ends in a cliffhanger and is a short read, only takes a couple of hours if you have the time to read it in one setting. You learn a lot of things in such a short timeframe.

Reading progress update: I've read 44%.

The Alchemists of Loom - Elise Kova

Finally getting back to reading this book after having to take a break from it, so I could read some books for a book tour I am doing this Friday.  Cvareh still is my favorite, and so is Flor. The plot is definitely interesting, and so trying to figure out the mystery of Ari, and why she acts the way she does towards Cvareh. So I can't wait to find out more about Ari's past.

Reading progress update: I've read 50%.

Shadow People  - Alec John Belle

Things are really getting even more exciting in the second book. Kadin is super sexy and such a very bad boy. Phillip is okay, don't really know how I feel about him still. Hayden I love so freaking much, I feel so bad for him because of him feeling like because he's gay, he won't be able to go to heaven when he dies. I really like Frostbite, and Kristen also. 

Full review to come on Friday, when I will be reviewing the first three books for this series, that will have at least 7 books, with book 4 coming out I believe at the end of this year.

Reading progress update: I've read 153 out of 153 pages.

Forbidden Darkness - Alec John Belle

Really great but fast read. Review coming soon.

Reading progress update: I've read 47 out of 153 pages.

Forbidden Darkness - Alec John Belle

Pretty interesting book so far. I really love Heather, and Kadin the bad guy so far at least, is pretty interesting. Really don't know much about Phillip yet whom so far is suppose to be Heather's love interest. He just really showed up a few pages ago. 


Reading progress update: I've read 29%.

The Alchemists of Loom - Elise Kova

Really exciting and already full of action and adventure. Favorite character has to be Cvareh (sorry if I spelled it wrong.) Followed by Florence. Even though I really like Ari as well!!!!! So far I feel this will be one of my favorite books that I read this year, will know for sure, on how the book ends. 


Review for Blog Tour I am Involved in.

Legacy Strain - Taylor Brooke

Legacy Strain
Taylor Brooke
(Isolation #3)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: June 6th 2017
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Brooklyn Harper’s friends have betrayed her, her heart is broken, and all of humanity is at risk.

After Kirin’s unannounced arrival in Louisiana, Brooklyn finds herself scrambling for a way out of an impossible situation. Kirin is creating the deadly Genesis Cull, and Brooklyn doesn’t know who to turn to for help.

With no other options, she’s forced to trust her nemesis, Juneau Malloy. His support allows the group of Special Omen Operatives to gear up, form a plan of action, and train for the day when they come face-to-face with their worst fear—going to war with their friends.

There is a divide in the once inseparable group of Omens, and their only hope is to put the pieces back together.

Julian Yu Matsumoto agonizes over the difference between right and wrong, love and sacrifice, genocide and revolution. While he struggles with his feelings for Kirin, his moral compass is spinning round and round, his heart is being pulled in different directions, and Julian is desperate to answer questions he never thought he would have to ask.

Is Kirin’s Genesis Cull a revolution or genocide?

Could there be another way to save themselves and humanity as they know it?

Will Julian pay the ultimate price for loving a monster?

Their only hope for redemption is—the Legacy Strain.


My Review

I thought the book was good but not my favorite of the three. I would have to say that I didn't like something that we found out Brooklyn did in the story, and that's one of the main reasons that this book got 4 out of 5 stars. I think Gabriel and Porter are my favorites. I also have to say I didn't care for Julian in this book either, I just don't understand how he could feel the way he does about  Kirin. This guy didn't have any great qualities and was pretty much a boring character. Besides something he does towards the end of the story.

I did enjoy the story though I thought it had plenty of action and I loved most of the book, didn't care much for the ending of it. It wrapped up okay just not the best ending for a book. 

My rating would actually be more like a 3 1/2 stars but I went up a 4 star rating, due to the beginning and  the middle of the book.

I am still very happy that I was chosen to take part of this book tour. 

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Author Bio:

Taylor Brooke is the author of the sci-fi adventure trilogy The Isolation Series. She started out as a freelance makeup artist, and quickly discovered her love of elves, zombies, mermaids, kaiju, and monsters of all kinds. After receiving eight professional certifications in special effects makeup, working on countless projects, and fleshing out a multitude of fantastical creatures, she turned her imagination back to her one true love — books. Taylor has had a knack for writing since she was a little girl, and received recognition for her skills throughout grade school and junior college. When she’s not nestled in a blanket typing away on her laptop, she can be found haunting the local bookstore with a cup of steaming hot tea in her hands, scanning the shelves for new reads, or hiking one of the many mountains that surround her home in Oregon.

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Just started this one.

The Alchemists of Loom - Elise Kova

I just started this book, I am really hoping I like this one because I got picked to read and review the second book, for a book tour. I heard good things about this one, so I hope its something I will really enjoy. 

Not far along because I am babysitting my niece, so reading when she's napping or isn't crappie due to teething. 

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