Friday, 24 May 2013

Review; A Sliver of Hope by Karla J. Nellenbach

My twin sister was the only person in the world I thought I’d known inside and out. Apparently, I was wrong.

Twin sisters share a unique bond, one that can't be broken by miles, time, or even death. Hannah and Hope Morton are no exception. When Hope takes her own life, Hannah loses a sister and a best friend, a catastrophe she isn't sure she'll survive herself. 
With her family in ruins, Hannah is slowly disappearing, drowning in a sea of misery. Even her wild, energetic best friend can't pull her out of her grief. Desperate to help Hannah, her brother comes home from college, bringing his best friend Julian along, the first boy to break Hannah’s heart. None of their efforts are enough to pull Hannah off her self destructive path, though. Julian is the only one who can get through to her, working his way into her frozen soul with cocky remarks and genuine love that warms her from the inside out.
As Hannah works to find answers, she continues to uncover new secrets and people that reveal a side of Hope she had never shared with her twin. Alone now, Hannah must make a decision of her own: move on and start a new life with the people she has left, or let the weight of her grief drag her down with her sister.

My thoughts
Wow.... Just wow, I don't think I have ever read a book that evoked so much emotion, I think I actually ran out of tears by the end of the book I cried so much, bare in mind I am en emotional pregnant women so my hormones are pretty much everywhere, but I challenge anyone to read this book and not shed a tear.

Hannah's whole world is turned upside down and ripped apart when her twin sister Hopes takes her own life with no explanation. Hannah had always believed her sister to be the most confident and secure sister out of the two but her sisters death leaves her with many questions to which she as no answers.  
Hopes death leaves a gaping whole in Hannah life and her heart, her family too are in ruins and struggling with there loss as hard as Hannah.

its not all sad and loss though there are moments that genuinely made me laugh out load, Karla does a great job of weaving humour into an otherwise incredibly sad storyline. the Humour comes from the very hot Julian, Hannah first love and ex boyfriend, he is the only one who is able to reach Hannah and slowly begins to heal the pain as he works his way back into her heart.

An absolutely heartbreaking, emotional and powerful book that I literally could not put down. There are many ups and downs and I would advise anybody to have a box full of tissues and lots of chocolate handy, but it is certainly well worth it.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Cover reveal for Michael (#2 sons of old trilogy) by Annabell Cadiz and Giveaway

Michael (Sons of Old Trilogy, #2)

Author: Annabell Cadiz

Genre: New Adult, Supernatural, Urban
Fantasy, Paranormal

Estimated Publication Date: August 2013

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Synopsis: Zahara Faraday looks like a normal eighteen-year-old and lives in a
quiet neighborhood with her overprotective parents. She works at a bookstore
and hangs out with her best friend Becca King on a daily basis. But underneath
the normal lies a secret life filled with dangerous supernaturals. Zahara
belongs to a world made of Light Witches, rogue Imagoes (supernatural creatures
with super strength, speed), fallen angels, and Nephilim (hybrid children born
half-human, half-angel). Where her father Solomon Faraday is human, her mother
Mia and her Aunt Catalina are Light Witches. They help protect the human world
by hunting down rogue supernaturals who commit heinous acts against humans.

What they never expected was the possibility of
having to hunt down the one rogue coven they had befriended and come to trust
in their battle against Lucifer. Rekesh Saint-Louis is the leader of the most
powerful Imago coven in Florida and now he’s the most wanted. Supernatural
bodies are starting to pile up with an ancient ritual long forbade being used
to murder them and the symbol, one large cross with four smaller crosses around
it, which represents Rekesh’s coven, being left behind. Rekesh and the Elders
of his coven set out to find who is behind the murders and clearing his name
before a war between the covens begins. To make matters more difficult, Rekesh
also has to deal with the return of someone he would rather preferred stayed

Meanwhile, Zahara and Becca are spending more
time brushing up on their training, knowing an attack from Lucifer can come at
any moment. Between patrolling neighborhoods and hanging at the boarding school
created by Charles Stephens—a fallen angel who created the school to protect
the children of rogue supernaturals—they are introduced to an old friend of
Charles, Michael. Zahara begins to develop a closer bond with Jason as they
train and chase down clues to clear Rekesh’s name. Jason also starts to develop
a close bond with Michael, protecting a very powerful secret.

But Rekesh’s coven being set up isn’t the only
danger. A new powerful and lethal drug has emerged from the shadows of the
supernatural world called Inferi. A side effect of the drug: it leaves the
supernatural hungering for blood—both human and supernatural. 

Lucifer is on the move and he will stop at
nothing to get his hands on Zahara and complete the first act of his plan.

A battle is about to begin. 

One that may cost the Faraday family everything
they hold most dear.

About the
Annabell Cadiz was born in the sweltering heat of South
Florida. She was raised surrounded by Puerto Rican chefs and band of siblings
that weren’t all related to her. A self-proclaimed nerd and book-a-holic (her
room does hold much evidence to prove her claims are justifiable), she created
TeamNerd Reviews to showcase her EXTREME love for novels where, along with her
best friend, Bridget Strahin, she hosts book reviews, interviews, giveaways,
Indie Shoutouts and much more. She
also had the pleasure of being published in three separate issue of Suspense
Magazine. She also adores Cinnamon Teddy Grahams, has an addiction to Minute
Maid Orange juice, and is a proud Jesus Freak. Her debut novel, Lucifer (Sons of Old Trilogy, #1) was published January 2013 and Michael (Sons of Old Trilogy, #2) is set to be published Summer 2013.

Where to
Find the Author:

Sons of Old Trilogy Giveaway

to U.S. and International Fans**
**Must be
13 or older to participate**
will be selected on MAY 31, 2013 and have 24 HOURS to respond before another
winner is selected**

Ten Lucky
Winners Will Receive

E-Copy of Lucifer (Sons of
Old Trilogy, #1)  and ARC of Michael
(Sons of Old Trilogy, #2) (once its ready)

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One Lucky
Winner Will Receive

E-Copy of Lucifer (Sons of Old Trilogy, #1) by Annabell Cadiz
A cupcake keychain
Body wash from Bath and
Body Works in the scent of Pin Chiffon
Girls Rock Wristband
Mini Notebook
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