It is day two of the ‘thank you’ book faire! Thank you to the kind authors who took the time to share Booked for Murder and A Chip on Her Shoulder to their readers. We do really appreciate it!
As mentioned yesterday, we have not read any of the books in this faire, so please judge for yourself if you will like the book. Read the sample, see if the book appeals to you! If you have read any of the books, please feel free to slide into the comments and tell us what you think.
Dream by CA Hart
Genre: Fantasy Romance (Young Adult)
I need to figure out what my powers are, evil is coming and there is no time to spare. Eternity Fae is my home and if they think that they can just take it away they have a surprise coming.
Daughter to a Fairy mother and Gargoyle father that rule the Fae world with their drive for good. Evil will have no chance as my sisters and I will rise up to conquer whatever is coming.
Warnings: None. This book should be suitable for most audiences.
This book is available at Amazon. It is not a part of Kindle Unlimited, but it is unknown if it is available at other vendors. $2.99.
Our thoughts: As most of the female’s readers are already aware, the female doesn’t read a lot of young adult books. (They just aren’t up her alley. She prefers protagonists she can more easily relate to, and young adult isn’t it.) The cover leads us to believe this is closer to middle grade than young adult between the font, color, and art style choices. We would be curious to see if any of you have children in the appropriate age bracket and what they feel about this book!
It is 116 pages long, so it fits comfortably in the middle grade venturing into young adult crowd. This one isn’t for us, but perhaps one of you can test drive this on your kids if it’s up their alley.
Fun fact: the female is a fond supporter of gateway books, but she is completely incapable of judging what is a good gateway book for the middle grade or young adult crowds.
Neck-Romancer by Elizabeth Dunlap
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Young Adult)
A ghost, a Lycan, and a warlock walk into Jaz’s life. And there’s nothing funny about it.
Jaz Neck was pretty sure she’d hit rock-bottom when she lost her magic and her so-called friends ostracized her.
Her world went from perfectly awful to goddess-kill-me-now when, in her struggle to reclaim her magic, she ended up becoming a necromancer. No—make that the only necromancer.
Now the bullies of Highborn Academy have an actual reason to target Jaz as a freak. Her spiraling social status is nothing compared to the hell that’s coming, though.
Lucky for Jaz, she’s also now linked to three soulmates—and as long as her ghost, lycan, and warlock combine forces with Jaz, they might just be able to defeat the Dark Forces rising against them.
Warnings: Bullying themes. Young adult. 18+ explicit material included. This is a reverse harem novel.
This book is in Kindle Unlimited, and is only available at Amazon. $2.99.
Our thoughts: We are grateful the book is honest that this involves bullying. We do not know if there is a redemption arc, and even if it wasn’t reverse harem, we won’t be reading to find out.
The female was bullied and has zero interest in revisiting high school trauma. Under normal circumstances, we would not include books like this on the site at all, but this was the book Ms. Dunlap requested be featured. She may have other titles that do not include bullying as a major theme, but this is our first exposure to our titles, and we are not currently inclined to explore her catalogue.
Reverse harem isn’t the female’s jam, but she really likes the color selections and general composition of this novel, but we can’t help but notice that at thumb nail, the “A … bathory? Universe Novel” (We are having difficulties reading that, sorry…) looks remarkably like papyrus.
The female might have some issues. It’s probably not papyrus, but at thumb, it definitely has that vibe.
We are puzzled there are two “A ‘descriptor’ novels on this. We are assuming one is a universe and one is a series, but it made the female stop and become puzzled. (Hey, we’re being honest… it created puzzlement.)
If you don’t have baggage about bullying, don’t mind sex, and enjoy reverse harem, this one might be for you.
Damned if I Do by Erin Hayes
Genre: Urban Fantasy
I’m a dying vampire hunter with nothing left to lose.
That’s a bad combo for anyone with fangs.
My family has hunted vampires for generations, and I’m out for revenge against the one that killed my sister. The only problem is that Jude—an annoying but seriously hot vampire with amnesia—decided I’m the answer to all his questions.
I don’t have time for this. The vamp who killed Meghan infected me with an incurable disease and is about to start the apocalypse. I have no business hanging around with any vampire or developing feelings for one, but Jude may hold the key to a secret that could save us all.
Too bad he can’t remember.
And too bad I can’t stop my heart from turning to him.
Warnings: Standard vampire violence and such included.
This book is in the Kindle Unlimited Library, and as such, is only available at Amazon. $0.99 at time of posting.
Our Thoughts: Erin is a close personal friend of the female, and as such, we are significantly biased. She is also due to deliver very soon, so an early congratulations, and best wishes for an easy delivery and happy, healthy baby.