Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Book Review - BLOODGIFTED by Tima Maria Lacoba

Title: Bloodgifted (The Dantonville Legacy - book 1)
ISBN: 9781477419205
Author: Tima Maria Lacoba
Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform

"A real page turner you simply can't put down!" - Taylor Morgan

5 Stars

Tima Maria Lacoba is one of the BEST Australian authors of our time. Despite the story being set in Sydney, Australia, one would never know as she takes you on such a believable journey, weaving fact with fiction that you'd be forgiven for believing Vampires really do exist here. The interesting history and rich weave of genealogy with myth took me places I never thought were possible. I found myself falling in love with the dashing, Alec Munro while struggling to fight for Laura Dantonville's  fragile relationship with Inspector Detective Matthew Sommers. Laura's unique bloodline enables her to age slower than ordinary humans. Imagine being 50 years old and only looking half your age! Laura learns a drastic family secret on her birthday and her whole world is turned upside down when she learns that she is to have a guardian/protector - but at what price? Can Laura resist the temptation of this devilish rogue known as Alec Munro, or will he charm her away from her handsome boyfriend, Matthew Sommers? 
Find out what it means to be, Bloodgifted.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Book Review - Love out of Lust: Parts One and Two by Ray Sostre

Title: Love out of Lust - Part One
ISBN: 9781301161423
Author: Ray Sostre
Publisher: Smashwords

This story was basically a sex story straight up. A quick read (17-18 pages).
Both characters admitted lusting after each other after hearing the other masturbating on previous occasions. During the course of their conversation, things heat up and the line between friend and lover are crossed.
The scene comes together with a bit of background story. The characters have little depth, but are believable. This fast paced story quickly moves along to a detailed sex scene that was mildly arousing.  I felt the word ‘pussy’ was slightly overused, but at least it was in context. I found I needed to weed out the head hopping between characters and what they were feeling at a given moment – that was a tad confusing and frustrating, but the story is mainly written from the male perspective. I only came across two or three occasions where the female perspective came through.
The first part of the story ends on a bit of a cliff-hanger to get you to read the next. It raises an effective question that sparks your curiosity to read the next part. An excellent ending!

I’d rate part one three and a half stars.

I reviewed a free copy, obtainable from Smashwords

Title: Love out of Lust - Part Two
Author: Ray Sostre
ISBN: 9781301301767052
Publisher: Smashwords

I preferred reading part two because I felt the story had a little more depth as a stand-alone story than part one. To be fair, you need to look at the individual parts of this story and put them together as a whole. Part two is also only 17-18 pages in length, so another quickie read, but it digs a little deeper into the character’s background and gives them both a little more depth while still engaging the reader’s senses.
Still the occasional head hop, but it’s a definite improvement on part one.
The way the author engages the reader and unwraps the story is excellent. He uses interesting adjectives that perfectly describe a scene, giving the reader an insider’s view into the characters’ lives, feelings and thoughts. Not bad for erotic romance. Cleverly done. Again the author grabs you with a cliff-hangar, leaving you with enough of an appetite to come back for more.
The meat of this story is still based purely on the romantic connection of sex, so if you’re looking for that, you’ve found it here.

Forgiving the head-hops, I’d rate this one four stars.

A copy of this book can be found at Smashwords

Reviewed by Taylor Morgan for Twilight Fantasies & CGB Press

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Book Review - The Matriarch by Kevin A. Ranson

ISBN: 061580344X
Author: Kevin A. Ranson
Publisher: WTF Books

This book is available on Amazon.

The Matriarch is a story about a young woman who becomes a vampire, is compelled to kill her boyfriend, then tries to piece together her foggy memory. Reading the synopsis of this book opened my eyes to the kind of vengeful, nasty and purely mean vamps in Kevin's world of The Matriarch. Evil ancient Vampires out for revenge and innocent human lives are caught in the cross fire. As with most Vampish stories, there is blood - lots of blood, gore and violence. Kevin has a way of vividly describing his scenes, so the reader becomes part of the story, and is taken along for the ride. The characters seem believable, and could pass as your neighbour living ordinary lives.

I enjoyed reading this story and hope you will too. Come check out the book trailer here:

The Matriarch is a compelling tale, filled with thrilling plots, twists and turns. I rate this book a four and a half star must read.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

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This book has sold so many copies on other platforms such as Barnes & Noble, Sony and Kobo, that a new edition had to be created to keep up! The Third Edition is an extended version of the original and has been re-edited to treat our audience with something a little special.

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Friday, 16 August 2013

Book Review - A Turnkey or Not? The Autobiography of Tony Levy

TITLE: A Turnkey or Not - The Autobiography of Tony Levy
ISBN10: 19085820X
ISBN 13: 978-1908582607
AUTHOR: Tony Levy
PUBLISHER: Apex Publishing Ltd

"With a four and a half star average on Amazon, Tony Levy did well to bring his readers into his world as a prison guard and take them through his career spanning some 25 years...." - Taylor Morgan

I found it interesting, but not surprising to discover the “turn a blind eye” approach to the prison system. I could definitely see how a young recruit's delusional view of the law could be stripped of all expectation once on the inside, looking out. 

What I liked and enjoyed about this book was that it was honest and raw. This was the first piece of non-fiction I have read in a very long time. The cover art grabbed my attention, and I found myself wondering what this story was all about. I enjoyed what I read. Kudos to Tony for putting heart and soul to bring his memoirs to life.

Reading this book will give you a glimpse into one man’s journey through his career as a prison officer, escorting inmates to court hearings, getting up to mischief, and the conscientious battle to turn the other way while corruption is all around. I can only imagine the raging battle between wrong and right that Tony faced.

Tony's book is like watching a boy with a shiny new coin, only later on in life he discovers not all that glitters is gold. 

Keeping the average up, I rate this book a 4 star read. Watch out for my review over on Goodreads!

Reviewed by - Taylor Morgan for Twilight Fantasies & CGB Press