Michelle M. Pillow is a multi-published Author writing in many fiction genres including the Bestselling Dragon-Shifter series Dragon Lords & Captured by a Dragon-Shifter, and the mischievously magical Warlocks MacGregor. Works also include Lords of the Abyss and Lords of the Var and the National RT award-winning historical Maiden and the Monster.
USA Today bestselling Indie author Kristen Middleton (K.L. Middleton) lives in the Midwest with her husband and children. Since 2011 she has written and published over 29 stories in many different genres, including horror, fantasy, and romance.
Author of the Immortalis, Chronicles, and Little Werewolf Series, Las Vegas native, Katie Salidas is a Jill of all trades.
by Killion Slade
As with the first book KS has left a multitude of links to outside sources, like little Easter eggs in games and DVDs, these are great fun.
The information at the end of the book regards to clarity of the words used from varying languages was amazing; loved the references and links to music and films.
The character bios at the start of the book was an inspired thought, as acts like a mini catch up after the long (well it seemed AGES) wait since the first book.
That said, KS did perfect little character catch ups which were entrenched in conversations or scene setting, as for the attention to detail in scene set up, this was amazing.
As before the movie references were excellent and had me longing for a film fest.
I thought the main characters in the book really grew in this second book in the series, Cheyenne really seemed to grow in particular with her thoughts and emotions being expertly portrayed by KS. The other characters also came into their own more with alternating views told in differing chapters.
The sense of reality that KS gives this fantasy book, with its multiple and tangible references to life, really allowed me to believe in the world she creates.
Although I’m not sure that saying machoman Torchy the fearsome Dragon is “in drag” when he morphs shape was a good play but it did make me laugh.
The book starts as the gang prepare for a mission to the vampire cannibal island, to rescue Dakota, the cliff hanger from the first book. This story line is not as cheesy as it sounds, the gang meet with some fierce resistance and an epic fight scene occurs.
With mortal wounds (c’mon I can’t give it away) the gang are saved by Merpeople and left to lick their many wounds in a hospital where all sorts of revelations and meetings occur. Ooh oooh ooooooh!
With perfect UNtiming Sheridan starts her labour of her cross breed twins; KS is really learning how to pulls on the heart strings with her narrative. For a fantasy book this has huge depths of emotion and KS describes profound grief in a way that had me in tears at fictional lives lost in this book and my own life.
A family gathering moves the story forward as “someone” starts all-out war on the human race and the gang must push through their anger and grief to mobilise ExsanguiNation and route out some answers.
Left on a knife edge (again!) I can’t wait for book 3.
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Reading the author bio explained the mix of American and UK language which was as word as it was pleasant
The first chapter deals with finding of a mutilated child’s body the author does well to build suspense in the first few lines, its also a very brave way to start a debut novel.
We move onto the compounding grief of the parents as the killer uploads a recording of the kill to the internet for some very shady people to voyeur and make comments. [Read more…]
Gracen Miller is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society. When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/lacrosse/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband of over twenty years. She has an unusual relationship with her muse, Dom, but credits all [Read more…]