Friday, July 21, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: "Drift" by E.M. Whittaker



Synthetic drugs sold by the Zodiac Cartel uproot a dark past Aviere Mye buried.
After recovering from Vinny McSeeten’s murderous spree throughout Baltimore City, Aviere Mye just wants to enjoy her last night of medical leave before returning to work. However, what should have been a peaceful meeting between Aviere and her race sponsor, Louis Armandi, instead ends with a drug-related death inside the Tethered Mistress and a bittersweet reunion with her partner.
Armed with the promise of expunging her brother’s darkest sin and receiving more information about her husband’s mysterious disappearance, Aviere charges into the investigation, hoping to solve their case—as well as her personal problems—within their ten-day deadline. In order to survive her second assignment, Aviere understands that only the strongest units prevail.
However, when Travis’ growing powers threaten them all and Peters tries undermining her authority, Aviere must confront her darkest fears before her partners destroy everything the Poisoner holds dear.


I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I have a soft spot for kick ass heroines who actually kick ass. That being said, Aviere Mye is now one of my top three favorite fictional characters. She has an attitude, gives zero fucks, and, oh yeah, she's a shapeshifter. But something I love is that Whittaker doesn't place special emphasis on her unnatural abilities, rather she focuses on Mye's brain power, her love of racing, and her pseudo-pharmaceutical skills.
Travis, Mye's partner, really grew on me in this book. I'm starting to like him and I LOVE that he and Mye have zero physical/romantic connection. He still loves his deceased wife, and Mye still loves her disappeared husband. This isn't a love story, and that's awesome.
Peters is a character I would love to see fed to piranhas. I despise him. The fact that these three disparate characters not only work together but even exist in the same universe is testament to the writing skills.
Unlike book one, Drift has no repetitiveness, rather it's much more action-packed with a lot of introspection and mystique sandwiched in between.
If you love urban fantasy with a twist (and no romance), this is the book for you. Seriously, you will not regret reading this series!
Now, where is book three? I need to know what happens next!

5/5--brilliantly crafted.
Puchase Drift via Amazon.

RELEASE DAY + BOOK REVIEW: "Howl" by H.G. Lynch

Author: H.g Lynch 
Title: Howl 
Series: Yes (Caged Series) 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: 7/21/17 
Release party event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/644440575749282/?active_tab=discussion 
About me: H.G. Lynch is a Paranormal Romance author from Scotland. She is an avid reader, and cat-lover. She spends most of her days writing, while wrestling her cat off her laptop. She loves horse-riding, Star Trek, and snow.  
Her books are dark paranormal romances. 
 
 
Excerpts:

#1. (Dominic's POV) Dominic bared his teeth at her, a rumbling growl tearing up his throat, and lunged. He only just had time to register the warped shape of her grin as she launched herself aside, before he crashed into the cage behind her. At first he thought the cage had to be made of silver because it burned. Every point where his body met the bars felt like searing strips of metal being laid across his skin, and he screamed, trying to shrink in on himself, to curl away from the torturous metal. Distantly, he heard Sarah laughing, sounding half mad, and he clamped his jaws shut. He wouldn’t give her the pleasure of hearing him scream. 


#2. Then a howl split the muffled silence, and my heart sped up. I knew that sound well, knew it on a bone-deep level – it was my mate, calling for me. I took off, racing toward his eerie, beautiful howling. I weaved around trees agilely, kicking up snow behind me, until the looming, slumping structure of the house came into view…and there he was. Black as coal and sleek as lightning, like an ink stain against the perfect white snow. My mate, my love, my Spencer. He stood when he saw me and trotted over, barely disrupting the snow with his long-legged, lithe strides. Even as a wolf, he was bigger than me. He licked my muzzle in greeting, and I licked him back, lowering myself so my belly touched the snow. 

Buy Link- http://a.co/3Tpsohb (Free with Kindle Unlimited) 
Author page- https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004094923133 
Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7434974.H_G_Lynch?from_search=true 


I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

So, before I begin my review, let me say that this is a book three, so it's best if you read books one and two before picking this one up.
I can honestly say I loved this book, it was everything an upper-YA paranormal romance should be. Action, adventure, secrets, and love.
The great thing about this book was how visual it was. I could see everything so clearly in my mind. Lynch is a favorite of mine, I've read most of her other works, and none of them ever disappoint. She has a unique talent of putting the reader right there in the middle of all the action. You can see and hear and smell everything.
You're hooked right into the middle of everything from page one, and the story never slows down. Questions from book two get answered, and more secrets come to light for the characters. A fast, fun, engaging read that will leave your Kindle with its battery drained at the end of the night!

5/5--engaging and entertaining.
Purchase Howl via Amazon.