Wednesday, August 3, 2016

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Blue Moon III: Call of the Alpha

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Blue Moon III: Call of the Alpha

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Book 2 is recommended to read first. 


It’s been a couple years since Commander John Marion – the US Navy’s most decorated SEAL – hung up his dog tags, choosing his cherished Alpha over war.

Call and Alpha have settled comfortably into their carefree lives nestled in the mountains of South Carolina. No more combat for the Commander and no more ordered killings for the deadliest assassin in the world.

However, nothing stays peaceful forever.

When Alpha’s brother Omega comes to their secluded home with a distressing message from their Order, Alpha has to answer the call. But what neither of them expect is for the Order to send them a new assassin, one just as deadly as both of them, to seek their counsel and bring them back Persia.

Lion’s commanding presence was not at all what any of them anticipated. Especially Omega. Lion realizes what Omega is to him right away, but the stubborn man fights his every advance. Lion knows he and Omega have to connect if they’re going to be victorious. He was sent to bring back an army but if he can’t get his cherished to yield to him, they are sure to fail.

Call refuses to let Alpha fight a gang of rebel assassins without him. Omega will fight by his brother’s side, no matter what… and Hawk saw them coming for his help before anyone else. Together they’ll fight the toughest opponents they’ve ever faced. As always… these badass warriors are up for the challenge.

This book ends in an HEA and does not end in a cliffhanger.

This book contains graphic violence.

Our Review of Blue Moon III: Call of the Alpha by LITERAL ADDICTION's Reckless Reaper - Shawnie:

Blue Moon 3 was given to me by the author to do an honest review, the fact that I love the author has no standing on how I felt about the book.
I have been waiting since Blue Moon 2 to read this book and while it wasn't the book I thought it was 
going to be... it ended up being so much more. There was so much depth and emotion with this book and I honestly couldn't have asked for a better read. When I found out about BM3 I thought that it was going to be Call and Alpha's the beginning, but it was actually their dynamic as a couple and how it worked between them. This book was Lion and Omega's beginning and dare I say everyone else were more like supporting characters in a way.

Lion and Omega were hot front the first meeting and you could almost feel the need, the tension, the chemistry coming off the pages between the two of them. Nothing was held back and I think that was an important thing with this book. Nothing was done with these two or any of the other characters in half measures. There was no instant love or anything like that with this book. It was like a slow burning fire that simmered until it couldn't be contained anymore and then it just exploded outward sweeping you up into its flames and burning you alive... but in a good way.
Omega was my favorite because he represented a lot of people in that they tend to fight... I guess destiny in this instance. We know what will happen in the back of our minds but we look for any and everything wrong with it happening when it reality it's what you need and that was it for Omega. He needed it, but had misconceptions about what it would mean for him and Lion. He had so much feeling locked up and pushed away that it all came bubbling to the surface and spilled over. It was raw and it was intense and it made me cry.

Lion... Oh man... He is a new character we are introduced to and he is our Alpha male in this story. Everything about him screams Alpha and its in your face and powerful. I liked that he didn't try to bully Omega into anything and he took his time with the man. It was almost like he treated Omega like he was a wounded animal... except this wounded animal could kill someone without breaking a sweat. He was sweet, yet firm and when he realized what the real problem was he didn't play games, he got right to the point with Omega. No bullshit, no filler. It was refreshing to read.
This book like I said wasn't the book I was expecting, but it was the book we needed as readers of this series. The twist in this book was both heartbreaking and obvious in some instances. But I think a lot of readers will look past the obvious parts because you don't want to believe its true. I am sorry for how she rips those blinders off your faces, but it will get better.

I honestly loved every second of this book.

Blue Moon III: Call of the Alpha

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Blood of the Earth

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. The Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock is taking off like a rocket withSkinwalker, Blood Cross, Mercy Blade, Raven Cursed, Death’s Rival, Blood Trade, and Black Arts. Her Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban fantasy series—Bloodring, Seraphs, and Host—feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic, alternate reality, urban fantasy world. These novels are the basis for the role playing game, Rogue Mage.

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 20+ books in print in 28 countries.

Hunter fell in love with reading in fifth grade, and best loved SiFi, fantasy, and gothic. She decided to become a writer in high school, when a teacher told her she had talent. Now, she writes full-time and works full-time in a hospital lab, (for the benefits) tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their dogs to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

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Blood of the Earth
Soulwood Book #1

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Set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, an all-new series starring Nell Ingram, who wields powers as old as the earth.

When Nell Ingram met skinwalker Jane Yellowrock, she was almost alone in the world, exiled by both choice and fear from the cult she was raised in, defending herself with the magic she drew from her deep connection to the forest that surrounds her.

Now, Jane has referred Nell to PsyLED, a Homeland Security agency policing paranormals, and agent Rick LaFleur has shown up at Nell’s doorstep. His appearance forces her out of her isolated life into an investigation that leads to the vampire Blood Master of Nashville.

Nell has a team—and a mission. But to find the Master’s kidnapped vassal, Nell and the PsyLED team will be forced to go deep into the heart of the very cult Nell fears, infiltrating the cult and a humans-only terrorist group before time runs out…

Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Alluring Angel - Kathy:
*Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Faith Hunter's new A Soulwood Novel series starts off with Blood of the Earth. We met Nell Ingram in Ms. Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series. Raised in a compound of God's Cloud of Glory Church, Nell is now living on her own, trying to make ends meet and stay out of the clutches of the violent churchmen. Life for females of the church is servitude and punishment, and Nell will do anything to stay free. When Special Agent Rick LaFluer (yes, Jane's Rick) shows up on Nell's property accompanied by Paka, asking for help in a investigation, Nell is torn. Help and take the chance of bringing more attention of the church upon her, or help and earn some much needed money and maybe stretch her wings a little. But Nell has a secret. She is not quite sure what she is, but she know that she is different. Maybe not fully human. Nell has a power rooted in her woods. She can sense thing through the earth. And if someone bleeds on her land, that person's life is hers. Then local girls go missing, and Nell knows that she can not do nothing. So Nell becomes a consultant for PsyLED, and dives head first into a world she couldn't have imagined.

As a hard core fan of the Jane Yellowrock series, I was thrilled to find this new series is set in the same world. Nell is completely different from Jane. But as Nell gains personal growth in herself and her powers, she becomes just as kick-ass as Jane, only in her own way.

Blood of the Earth