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How to choose just one book boyfriend/girlfriend – `only one´ they say

I am almost certain that regardless of your age, gender, race, religion (or lack thereof), or marital status, every single person that reads fiction has at one time or another fallen in love with a fictional character. I have, often and with so many that it´s a good thing that they are fictional, the crush lasts as long as the book, but sometimes you miss that character and go back and reread the book.

The advantages of having a crush on a fictional character is that the reading experience is so much more emotional and fulfilling. When the character does something funny my laughter is sincere and loud (usually startling family members), when they are hurt the tears that stream down my cheeks are real (at this point family members are seriously considering putting me on medication) and when they are hurt my pain is heartfelt but when they do something stupid I blame the author. What can I say? Love is blind.

There is one blog that I follow on a regular basis, Vampire Book Club, it was created by Chelsea Mueller (also an author). From the blog: “Established in 2010, this blog is for all those who love escaping into novels filled with vampires, shapeshifters, demons, witches and even the fae.”

All this is good, there are some awesome book reviews, new releases and some good recommendations but there is one particular time each year that I really look forward to on VBC, it´s a time when my loyalty to my fictional character crushes are tested.  The Alpha Showdown!

In each round two extremely badass alpha characters compete for votes from readers, the problem is we love them all, how can you choose? It´s like putting someone in a field full of cute baby animals and tell you to take only one… only one? No! I want them all. That´s pretty much how it goes with the Alpha Showdown and I swear that every year it gets more difficult.

Anyway, so far I have cast two votes, the second one hurt slightly but Curran (that was said with a sigh) sadly I had to forfeit Bones for Curran. If you don´t know who I´m talking about you obviously haven´t read Ilona Andrews and Jeanine Frost.

Soooo… all this is to inform the uninformed that if you have a book crush (this is on a paranormal / urban fantasy level, which I assume you understood from the blog´s name) and you want to suffer like the rest of us attempting to remain loyal to the countless book crushes go on to the VBC and join the fun of voting for your favorite alpha on the Alpha Showdown and there are plenty of cool alpha females, so cool to see gender equality.

Just follow the link below and give it your vote, (I promise that it´s more fun than political voting).

Vampire Book Club – Alpha Showdown 2017



Building from Ashes by Elizabeth Hunter


Building from Ashes by Elizabeth Hunter

Series: Elemental World

Genre: Paranormal Romance


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The first book in the highly anticipated Elemental World series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of the best-selling Elemental Mysteries.

In a world teetering on the edge of change, two beings struggle to find their purpose. Will their paths lead them closer together or tear their worlds apart?

For a thousand years, powerful earth vampire Carwyn ap Bryn has served others. God. His family. His friends. But tragedy and loss disrupt his peaceful existence, causing him to question everything he has committed his eternity to.

Brigid Connor has known about vampires since they rescued her from a painful childhood. But not even their vast elemental power can save her from the demons that torment her.

As loyalties are tested and new paths are forged, a lurking danger slowly grows in the Elemental World. Carwyn and Brigid learn that even secrets revealed can come back to haunt you when you least expect it.

There is a vampire, his name is Carwyn….


Okay, admit that you want to read the book

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Book promotion time… Elizabeth Hunter is back

The Scarlet Deep

So here I am promoting one of my favourite authors again, truth be told I haven´t read the book yet but it is sitting safely in my kindle waiting for my “damn lazy spell” to blow over. But I can safely promote this book because this author does NOT write bad books, ever.
In fact she is brilliant so GO AND GET THIS AMAZING BOOK!!

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On the waves of the North Atlantic, a poison spreads, sapping the life from humans and striking madness into immortals.

Patrick Murphy, the immortal leader of Dublin, has been trying to stem the tide of Elixir washing into his territory, but nothing seems to stop the vampire drug. While others in the immortal world work to cure the creeping insanity that Elixir threatens, Murphy has been invited to London to join a summit of leaders hoping to discover who is shipping the drug. If Murphy and his allies can cut off the supply, they might be able to halt the spread long enough for a treatment to be found for the humans and vampires infected.

Anne O’Dea, Murphy’s former lover, retreated from public life over one hundred years ago to help immortals in need… and to heal her own broken heart. Though powerful connections keep her insulated from the violence of vampire politics, even Anne is starting to feel the effects of Elixir on her isolated world. The human blood supply has been tainted, and with Anne’s unique needs, even those closest to her might be in danger. Not just from infection, but Anne’s escalating bloodlust.

When Anne and Murphy are both called to London, they’re forced to confront a connection as immortal as they are. As they search for a traitor among allies, they must also come to terms with their past. Behind the safe facade of politics, old hungers still burn, even as an ancient power threatens the fate of the Elemental World.

Which is worse…..reviews written by imbeciles or reviews written by friends?

When you see a decent title and good ratings and good reviews …… and then you start reading


Eternity (Vampire Assassin League Bundle, 4) [Kindle Edition]

Jackie Ivie

So I thought I would be reading something with a decent plot, loads of action, you know a little bit of James Bond in the mix, give a little romance and a little sex and voila you have the makings of a decent series.  So I paid for the book (which I truly regret) and started reading the first story, after a few pages my reaction was… huh? What the hell? Second story I’m already skipping pages, third story I cringe and write down the authors name in the “not to buy ever again” list and I continue to skip pages (okay a lot of pages) I didn’t make it to the 4th story. To be fair to the author, the editing isn’t bad, no typos that I could see, no terrible grammar but the most ghastly characters and there is no plot so no point really in mentioning that.
The impression I had is that the author must have started out these books for young adults then came to the realisation that a little bit of sex sells better so you end up with a bunch of idiots for characters with the maturity and dialogue of 15 year olds and bodies of mid twenty to mid thirty people. And now I’m being completely unfair and unkind to the young adult authors (just because I don’t like them) doesn’t mean that there are not amazing YA books out there with really great plots, I loved Harry Potter (all of them), so my apologies to YA authors.
But why title the damn series assassin league if there is no plot in the books?
In the story NOW OR FOREVER this dude (a human dude no less) finds the female vampire that was turned at the age of 24 I don’t know how many thousand years ago, she initially came from some other dudes harem, then she opens her mouth to speak and you have a submissive 14 year old kid that knows all about sex and is still a virgin and has always lived in this cave somewhere in Cambodia and learned to speak English on some other man’s smart phone a few months ago? Her mate is just as idiotic, can’t give too many details, as I said, skipped too many pages.
And HOLD THEIR PEACE was as awful as awful gets, what a horrible and stupid female character, some dimwit woman (probably in her mid twenties) get’s fooled to accompany her friend on an archeological dig in Greece, so she’s not exactly on her dream holiday, but this characters dialogue (bitching) for the first 4 or 5 pages of the book is that she wants hot guys… and where are the hot guys… and you promised hot guys. Now trust me when I tell you that I love eye candy as much as the next person but really? Who the hell wants to be friends with such a brainless twit? As I said these are hormone crazed teenagers and I’m sure that a few kids might find these books entertaining but not for me.
Now I have to ask, where do all the 4 and 5 star reviews come from? This bundle would get tops a 2 star rating from me, but as I don’t have anything nice to say about these books I will just rant on here instead of Amazon. These rate up there next to a few other as the most awful books to read.
There is nothing worse for me than to be fooled by reviews written by ‘friends of the author’, can’t decide which I dislike most, reviews written by imbeciles or reviews written by friends (deceitful ones at that).