Happy Easter

I know it’s only Good Friday and Easter isn’t technically for another couple of days. But realistically, I’m not going to be posting on Sunday (heh), so I thought I’d wish everyone a happy Easter (or blessed Ostara even though that was last week) ahead of time. If you don’t celebrate Easter, Happy Early April’s Fool’s Day!

And yes, I know that Easter and April Fool’s aren’t actually on the same day this year, but this evil raccoon is awesomely hilarious.

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You know you’d do this if they really were on the same day.
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Have a good weekend!

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Oh look, a new blog design

I know, I know, I haven’t changed my blog’s design in a long time. I know some of you hate the changing designs. But I haven’t changed it in a while, and I thought it might be fun (or just different) to change it up a little. I may change this one back to my original, but I kinda like the random zoo animals going across the header. I also like the brighter colors.

Anyway, it’s something different to look at. I blame WordPress for constantly releasing new and fun themes. If you like it, don’t like it, or think I should just quit looking at new WordPress theme releases, let me know in the comments :P.

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Book review: Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn

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Author: Kelley Lynn

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing

Blurb:

There is only one among the Tarmack nation with the ability to wield magic, eighteen-year-old Rydan Gale. He lives like a prince, cherished for his talent to bend the fabric of the universe to his will. In the war against the Liasam, he is their ultimate weapon. 

The Liasam have a source of magic as well, but Akara’s mastery of her power is rudimentary at best. With a brilliant display of fire-rain Rydan’s side wins the war, giving the Tarmack sole control over dwindling resources due to the natural disasters ripping apart the earth. 

When Akara is sentenced to death, Rydan questions the motive, and discovers the leaders of the newly unified nation fear magic above all else. With war a memory, his skills no longer needed, Rydan suspects he is next. Throwing away every comfort, he pulls Akara from the flames of her execution and their lives as fugitives begin. 

Both have a tattoo on the back of their neck, the mark of an extinguished tribe. They discover the natural disasters plaguing the world are due to the tribe’s demise and only Rydan and Akara can save the crumbling world.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures and determined men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving.

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Book review: The Mark of Abel by Viola Ryan

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Author: Viola Ryan

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing

Blurb:

Lucifer is fed up with humanity. He created hell to deter evil, but man’s inhumanity is only escalating. He just wants to return home to heaven, but ever since that little problem in the Garden of Eden, the Pearly Gates remain firmly shut to him. It doesn’t help that he’s the first vampire, an abomination in God’s sight.

Fortunately, two thousand years ago Lucifer’s estranged brother, Jesus, gave him a prophecy. To fulfill it, all Lucifer has to do is find the right artist, study her artwork and the path back to heaven will be revealed. The artist even bears a symbol so he knows who she is. Too bad she is murdered every time he finds her.

Janie’s a frustrated artist and college art teacher who wants two things—a guy she can show her paintings to and a night without nightmares. Each nightmare plagues her until she paints it. She doesn’t realize these paintings are key to unlocking her destiny, one that could redeem the original fallen angel.

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Book review: Pooka in my Pantry

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Author: R.L. Naquin

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Carina Press

Blurb:

Zoey Donovan—empath, wedding planner, go-to girl for monsters with personal
problems—has been marked twice for pickup by Death. On both occasions, Riley
the smoking-hot reaper has refused to follow through. For his breach of protocol,
Riley is now on probation. For her refusal to die on schedule, Zoey’s right to live is
challenged. She will have to undergo a life-or-death trial, but she won’t know when
or where it will happen…

Staying alive might not be so difficult if the Leprechaun Mafia hadn’t strolled into
town. Now every business owner with the slightest connection to the supernatural
community is being threatened with the most appalling bad luck if they don’t pay
up. Mirrors are smashed, bodies are dropping, and Zoey’s still got clients waiting
for fabric samples.

With a little luck, she might be able to save everyone and still have time for a
second attempt at a decent first date with her favorite reaper.

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