Blog Tour: When Night Falls by Airicka Phoenix

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Book Title: When Night Falls

Author: Airicka Phoenix

Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing

Release date: July 7, 2014

Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi, Thriller with strong elements of Romance

Warnings: Language and zombies

Formats: eBook & Paperback

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SYNOPSIS

 

Earth as we know it no longer exists. Humanity has destroyed itself and with it any chance we may have had of returning.

What had started as a six month voyage through the stars becomes a nightmare when the passengers are stranded in space without hope. With Earth gone, the crew and passengers of The Dawn Light are left wandering the galaxy in search of a new planet. After years of searching, one is found, but no one is prepared for the terror that takes claim of the Galaxy Cruiser when one by one the people begin to turn, mutating into flesh eating monsters.

For Scarlett, Hunter and Rolf, this means being trapped in a sardine can full of piranhas. Their only hope… to get the hell out before they’re next, but someone on the ship wants to be the only survivor to reach the new planet and will do anything to stop them. But just how far are they willing to go?

Death no longer has a limit.

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AUTHOR BIO

 

International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with.

Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections, the Touch Saga, The Lost Girl Duology, The Regeneration Series, Games of Fire, & Betraying Innocence.

 

She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. Be sure to check out her Sons Of Judgment Saga & My Soul For You.

 

For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit her at: www.AirickaPhoenix.com

My Review:




(i still love you Airicka, but seriously :| <= SERIOUSLY?!)

How can one person be so cruel? Why do you like to torture us Airicka? *grumbles…* fine lets get on with the review.

Song Choice: “Guilty Kisses” by Ilya – yeah only one sorry but its an eight minute song.

First thoughts: Holy fudgers, ugh THIS was…just THIS! Amazing doesn’t seem to cover it. I normally eat up Airicka’s books, I devoured this. Heart-racing, hands sweating, sitting on the edge of my seat, fighting sleep, that is what this book was. Prepare yourselves….I dare might even say…this might be my favorite Airicka book. Touching Eternity and When Night Falls are tied. And if you know me, I would have a baby with Touching Eternity I loved it so much. This was explosive. So amazing

Thoughts on Plot:


Now it was never confirmed that is what they were, but when something wants flesh for nom noms, I usually go with Zombies. IN SPACE! Sounds almost corny doesn’t it? It isn’t i promise! This was spectular. Though i was very curious about the world that was “left” behind originally, and they couldn’t return to for reasons… i am not trying to be purposefully vague but I don’t even think I read the blurb to this, I just dove in. I highly recommend that too. ;) So back to the world that was left behind, I was curious about it, because we are obviously in the future, but idk I was a little I guess feeling left behind. Like i was missing a pieces of the puzzle for awhile, but they did start revealing more stuff as the plot went on. But this is what I can say, this was an adventure, terrifying, fun, and oh so sexy ;) I mean, Airicka always has a man for us. I got that, I don’t feel right about this feeling a lot. Good thing too, trust your instincts my friends!!! So I didn’t know when starting this it was going to be a series (should I have been surprised? Nope. Not at all ;) Airicka’s ideas a HUGE, and when I say huge, I mean massively huge, and can only be expressed in a series. I am not complaining AT ALL). Anyways moving on, so I guess this book could be broken up almost in three pieces. The beginning, all is good, we learn a little more about life before (not a whole lot) because we are learning about life for them now, then the middle-ish when things start getting WAY INTENSE, and problems are happening, then the end where we start to get some results…or do we? Idk you will have to find out ;) Seriously though, God i can’t get over how much i loved this. i HIGHLY recommend it, even if you aren’t a huge sci-fi fan i think you will enjoy this.


^^ my face after finishing this.

This too:


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SO.DAMN.AMAZING.

Thoughts on Characters:

Scarlett: I really, really liked her. She was different from most of Airicka’s MC’s while I enjoy the other ladies and I do, she wasn’t as abrasive in my opinion, she felt softer, a bit quieter and there is nothing wrong with that. i think she is smarter than she thinks, and I think she is one of those quiet observers that things started to click for her without her even realizing it. I think she has the capacity to figure everything out in time. I really enjoyed though that while she was afraid, she was willing to fight and survive.

Rolf: *mmeeeoooow* I don’t know what it is, but maybe Canada is just full of these super smexy men that Airicka (and a few other Canadian authors I know) are hoardering all for themselves! Orrrr Airicka’s husbands like ridiculously swoon worthy……well this just got awkward….moving on! Rolf was in my opinion a character that needed some growing up to do, and he did, thank goodness. I mean he was silent and sexy but he had a few (a lot) of skeletons in the closet and he took forever to come clean and become his own man, but when he did, boy did he….kinda wish this was a Morgana book, I’d love to see what he was….okay i am getting awkward again im going to stop. ;)

Hunter: I think I got it now. I think i got it. I do. Anyways good best friend, good supporting-ness. :)

The ending: 

 

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Elsker (The Elsker Saga 1) by S.T. Bende

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Summary Via Goodreads:

A Sweet New Adult Paranormal Romance series, featured in USA Today.
Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. He’s an honest-to-goodness Norse God — an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms. Her orderly life just got very messy.

My Review:

4.5 really…im on the fence… ughh yeah 4.5 

Song Choice: “I and love and you” by the Avett Brothers, “The Girl” by City and Colour, “Tisbury Lane” by Mae

First Thoughts: When I started this I couldn’t read it fast enough, I powered right through probably the first good 3/4s of the book, then I started to lose some momentum. *sigh* I should explain, I like when things are always in motion. I like my books to be heavy, heavy on the action. Unfortunately for me this book didn’t have quite the type of action I was so desperately looking for. I get it, I get it, I do that this is the first in the series, that it is okay to start a series a little slower, but when we have pending doom hanging over our heads, and you introduce, fairly early on this “dark” character I want more of them. So while I lost some of my momentum, I thought this was a fantastic read and I cannot wait to continue on. Right so there is my condensed review, lets move on the to “big gunsss….”

Thoughts on Plot:
So I really liked the idea of this plot when I read the summary, of course I kind did a skim over, so I just read “Norse God Boyfriend” or something like that and I was like GIMMIE. I love mythology, while my heart lies mostly with Greek, I will take Norse any day. So imagine my great surprise on this. It was the telling of how two peoples fall in love. They both have their own little secrets, and time will reveal them, but I enjoyed the development of their relationship and the learning of the secrets (even though we already know ;)). I think that for a beginning of a series it really sets up the “saga” all and all which its supposed to do. I am definitely interested in seeing what might happening next. Like i mentioned above really I think the book moved amazingly well in the beginning, I couldn’t stop my addiction to this book. I just wanted to gobble it right up, but near the end I was wondering a little where it was going? Where was the main conflict going to be, and there was conflict along with some new surprises so I HIGHLY recommend you keep going to the end, totally worth it.

Characters:

Kristia: She was our MC, she was the outcast in her very, very small town, her parents felt very breezed over and I sort of wished we had known a little more about them. Kristia made it pretty clear though that she was raised by her grandmother who had died a couple years before this book starts I enjoyed that it started off running, that we weren’t waiting to learn about all these minute details but we were practically on a plane to Wales. I thought that Kristia was a beautiful mixture of youth and wisdom. She was young that was obvious, but she was also wise, and brave. She went to another country on her own for 9 months (well that was the plan ;) ) anyways I found that she was willing to stand up for what she believed in. She didn’t swoon over Ull when he made a mistake and be like, well its okay. I enjoyed that she stood up for herself, and really did fight for what she believed in… i said that okay. So overall good character, really enjoyed her.

Ull: Sometimes he seemed older for his “age” because of the way he talked, other times he seemed so innocent that I was like…*giggles* I think that there is a lot more that we have yet to see from this scarred warrior. I really am interested in all sides of him and I feel like in this book we only got one side of him, the loving and caring side. For me i felt that he honestly, truly felt love for Kristia, yeah sometimes i think he was more into it than she was. Part of me wondered though for a bit if this love was more for what was “supposed to be” I dk, Like i said I think they have a lot of growing to do together. I really hope more of Ull is exposed ^.^

So there were side-characters but I don’t do them as individually as I use to. I really did enjoy them and I thought they were unique in their own ways.

The ending: I wants more!! (good thing the next one is out…right? I think so.

Reap (Book 1) by Casey L. Bond

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Summary Via Goodreads:

The remnants of the United States of America have been divided. From five enormous, technologically-advanced cities, the Greaters rule over the Lessers.

In the Lesser village of Orchard, things are not as perfect as Abby Kelley thinks they are. When the apple harvest draws near and the Greaters’ engineered fruits become too much for one village to handle alone, reinforcements from neighboring villages are called upon.

Having to choose between her best friend, whom she has no romantic feelings for, and mysterious newcomer Crew, Abby finds herself in the middle of a harvest that she had no intention of becoming a part of. She becomes involved in a situation that threatens the strict rule of the Greaters, and just might give the Lessers hope for a better tomorrow. But, can she help the Lessers without losing Crew?

 

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars (more even)




It’s been a long, long time, since I have read a book in one day, even probably longer still that I stayed fully awake until 2am reading said book. I can’t even began to tell you how much you NEED to read this book. Do yourself a favor, and do it. Seriously. Just DOOOO ITTTT

Song Choice: “We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow” Soko, “The Way That I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson

First thoughts: Holymygoodness, okay so honestly going into this, I knew a little bit about it, cough i knew it was a dystopia cough that was it. I was never expecting this. This was…fantastic. Not only was the story beyond engaging, fast-paced, never a dull moment here, but the writing, OMGOD THE WRITING, fabulous. Did you know that Casey Bond is a ridiculously amazing writer?! She is. This was my first from her, and definitely will NOT be my last. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Back to the book though, yeah I got hints of Hunger Games with the different cities, and the main city, sure but it was twisted and done in a Casey fashion that I didn’t care. I was so engrossed in the tale that she was spinning (which I might add, I did not see coming!!! <— seriously if you know me that is HUGE, a lot of times I call things miles before the book even gets there).

Thoughts on Plot: Alright so dystopia. The world is pretty much wiped out by a plague, there is the Lessers and there are the Greaters. And me being me, is disgusted by the system and I want to destroy it myself, the whole time I am thinking, why does it matter? You aren’t really living, living the way you are, but must separate myself, this is all they know. Alright moving on. I loved the world-building in this book, it was wonderful, it felt so right. Like okay how do I describe this without sounding insane. It was seamless, there was none that moment you are like wait what? Like you can’t quite get a grip on the world the people are living in. None of that, to me the WRITING, OMGOD THE WRITING WAS AMAZING, I am not getting over that, ever!! Anyways I enjoyed the *wiggles eyebrows* romance. I really bought that for Abby she didn’t love Ky like he did her. (whoops!) Though really you find that out on page on. Anyways I really loved the pace of this book, when I thought I had things figured out I was wrong. When I thought i finally had it, I was still surprised to find out how wrong I was!! Silly me!! I think this will keep you in suspense, and keep you gripping onto your kindle, e-reader, paperback, whatever format you have it in until the very end, then cursing Casey for not having the next one out NOW, BECAUSE I NEED IT NOW…. i mean… no seriously, Casey give it to me now. please and thank you. All in all, I can’t get over how much I loved this book. It was the perfect mixture of adventure, of kickass heroine, romance, dystopia, and just fantastic writing.

Characters:
(i don’t do this all the time)

Casting!! (these are my picks!!)

Abby:

Kyan:


Crew:


Gray:

About them!!

Abby: So wow, what an awesome female lead. She was amazing, really strong, really kickass. The best thing about her though that I really liked was that she at first was worried about her little world. Then it evolved, she was beyond mature, and I suppose in the world she lived in she would have to be. She was selfless, so very selfless how she was not a hero in her little village earlier was a surprise to me to be perfectly honest. In the end it was for the greater good, for even better for someone else. Her selfish desires came second. I really loved her spirit, and her just, her. I think you need to read the book too really experience Abby but she is totally, totally worth it!!

Kyan: See he was nice, sweet, and a fun character to banter with, but I feel like there is more for him that we still need to see. I think he will be an interesting person, but I feel like he has the heart of a rebel in him. A man who wants to do good because its what needs to be done.

Crew: What a little mystery. I can honestly say at first I was head over heels for this man, and damn if he doesn’t same some super swoony worthy things, but for reasons i cannot discuss in public he is on probation with me.

Gray: I can’t really go into depth about him unfortunately as he arrives at the end of the book, but he is very protective of Abby and that means to much to me. And I would be a liar if I didn’t say I was in love with him and totally on Team Gray. Seriously.

There were a lot of other characters, the villains (yes plural) were amazingly written, I couldn’t be more disgusted with them!! And ohh just amazing, amazing characters.

The ending: Cliffie? Maybe a tad. Does it leave you wanting more? HELL YES IT DOES. I highly recommend this book. HIGHLY recommend it. So sosososo amazing

Blog Tour: The Donor (part one) by Nikki Rae – Spotlight and Review

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Synopsis:
[Disclaimer: This is a serial novella that will be told in parts about the length of a short story (20-30 pages)]
Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Author Bio:
Nikki Rae is a writer who lives in New Jersey. As an independent author, she has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists and she concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. Nikki writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.
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My Review:


Dammit.

Dammit.

Dammit.

I want more.

Now.

Please.

Alright here the jist, this was given to me in exchange for an honest review. And that is what I do. Cool? Cool.

~*~*~NOTE: because this is a serial novella release sort of thing my review will be a bit different~*~*~

Song Choice: “You” by Keaton Henson

Overall thoughts: I think this was cleverly written, I liked how it worked as shifting from present to past, and the past slowly revealing only the information that we need for the scenes in the present at the time. I thought it worked well for the overall story.

There are worse ways to spend time. Especially when time is such a limited thing. 

I think that the slow reveal of information gives the reader a lot of time to come up with their own conclusions. But when you get the answers, don’t be surprised if you are wrong ;). Anyways as always I found Nikki’s writing delightfully, dark, but also almost poetic. I enjoyed the first part and I eagerly wait for the next one. The characters were both distinguished and I look forward to learning more about each of them. Since this was just the beginning of their story I thought it was an amazing start.

So bring on the next one.

No seriously.

PWEASE <3

ARC Review: Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith

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Summary via Goodreads:

COMING JULY 24!

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she’s an Elder but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she’s betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and she doesn’t even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky Southern girl and to fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is and not what she’ll be.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head or her heart win the battle?

 

My Review: (4 out of 5 stars)

I quite enjoyed this. A new idea, and very intriguing ^.^

First off: I was given this in exchange for an honest review (thank you so very much for asking me Stormy) but with that said I am going to be completely honest, and yeah :)

Song Choice: “Without You” by Dillon Francis, “Joy” by Ellie Goulding, “Beautiful Lie” by 30 Seconds to Mars, “Steal His Heart” by Emily and the Woods

First thoughts: So I really enjoyed the concept of this book, when Stormy messaged me about the ARC review, I saw the synopsis and I was like, hell yes!!! Let’s do it! And I am so in love with the idea, it was so awesome, i thinks he did a wonderful job of creating a new “universe” with such interesting paranormals as I am going to call them, as a general term, but they are Magis (magii? whats the plural form here ;) okay whatever moving on) I enjoyed that it was a CLEAN NA (when i say that i mean no funny business ;), but its got characters that are in college hence NA). I thought for a debut author, this was very, very amazing ^.^ so before I get carried away in first thoughts as I do lets move on!!!

Thoughts on Plot:
Original, definitely. While I felt that the ideas were a little out of order…um how do I say this right. All the information was there but i feel like we were missing a lot it too. That doesn’t make sense let me try again. Okay so I was under the impression that Amelia mostly knew what was going on, but she didn’t. So she knew a little and what she knew, we know (obviously Becca, jeez). The point was that we learn with her, but things are so messed up, people are lying all the time its hard to know who is telling the truth, who we are supposed to trust. I think there were a lot, alot of players brought into this book but we still didn’t get a clear view of who the real good guys are, maybe that was what Stormy was going for, which would be awesome, but usually in things like this there is a group that we are hoping to root for. I think with this being the first in a series that we are just being introduced to everything so there is time to expand on it which I am eagerly looking forward too, so yeah Stormy *cracks whip* get working on book two ;). Alright now that i am done torturing the author, back to the plot. I thought the pace was a little off for the beginning but it got into the right swing after a while and damn, damn, damn I want more. I so want more. I liked the ideas that were presented, I liked that Stormy went in different directions then i would think the book would go.

Characters:

First I am going to do something I haven’t done in a while and don’t do very often….CASTING!!! YAY!!

Amelia:

Micah:


Aiden:

Now onto them!! (there were other characters but I felt this were the “main” players

Amelia:
Unfortunately I think for me this is where I had a hard time. :/ I wouldn’t say she is a bad character at all, but her and my personalities clashed….alot. She is one of those people they don’t really seem to have a filter, and I don’t know in very character form, it was almost like she didn’t realize what she was saying until she had already said it. Does that make any sense? Yeah so while she is allowed tantrums because hell she is having a lot dropped on her, but I think that I was in disbelief how quickly she got mad sometimes, it was just too soon in my opinion, but hey she had a lot on her shoulders. I think though she is a very loyal character, that is very completely selfless.

Micah:
So I don’t trust the blonde men in books. Why? Because im psycho that is pretty much why. I didn’t quite trust Micah throughout the book but I did start accepting his presence, much i think like Amelia did. In the end though I think he did truly care about Amelia and especially Bethany.

Aiden:
Damn, holy hot damn. I really, really liked him. He has a few secrets of his own, his past isn’t happy but he falls and falls hard for Amelia. I liked that he had moments where he was all like, “me, man, you, woman, rrawwww” (aka alpha male-ish), but he was also very sensitive and lays it all out on the line for Amelia, I think to be honest he was my favorite character <3

I should admit I have a weird (VERY WEIRD) sort of …crush on Rhi….please don’t judge me.

There are side characters, like Cole, Bethany, Julia, I don’t want to get into them specifically but i think they were really well developed characters with their own personalities and traits. Though I am a little suspicious of Cole, still. I realize that i am weird. I know.

The ending: :| <– thats my, cliffies aren’t nice and I want more now. like now, now. (so yes i will continue on with this series.

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Release Day Blitz: The Donor (Part One) by Nikki Rae

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Synopsis:
[Disclaimer: This is a serial novella that will be told in parts about the length of a short story (20-30 pages)]
Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Author Bio:
Nikki Rae is a writer who lives in New Jersey. As an independent author, she has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists and she concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. Nikki writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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The Regent’s Gamble by A. Payne & N.D. Taylor

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Summary Via Goodreads:

Something evil festers in the heart of Manhattan…

Months have passed since Addison Rhydderch’s epic battle in Central Park. After awakening to discover that he’s the new Regent, he’s tasked with protecting the fragile balance between the mundane and the supernatural. It’s a job that’s easier said than done, even with the aid of a sultry half-dryad who possesses unique talents of her own.

The attraction between them is immediate, powerful, and forbidden, but dark events have plagued Saraia’s nature spirit kin. To make matters worse, the fae are on the verge of war with the Magi, and there’s a murderer stalking the streets. It’s up to Addison to get to the bottom of the mystery, and they must work together to overcome the forces of evil that seek to overtake their world.

Can Addison and Saraia unite Manhattan against this new magical threat… or will the corruption claim everything that they hold dear?

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars



So those would probably be the most accurate GIFs that show my feelings on finishing this.
So if you take a gander down there at my status updates you will see this took me awhile…sort of
I marked it as currently reading it when I thought I would have time to read it… I did not, I had beta, ARCs, and books to write. So while I haven’t technically reading this for two months, I feel like I have because it just took me so long to give it the time it deserved. So personal victory. Now i bet you want to read more about the book and my thoughts on it verses my crazy….

Song Choice: “Hold Me” by Weezer, “Explosions” by Ellie Goulding, “One and Only” by Adele

First Thoughts: This is a beast of sophisticated writing, engaging, well-develop characters, and original plot. This was…epic. It was insane, while the story takes a while to unfold, things felt a little muddle here and there, I thought this was a detailed, entrancing read that will not only have you walk into the world, but clasp hands with you and pull you right in. There is no denying the world-building here. I felt at the beginning the book assumed we knew things, but we did learn, while I wouldn’t readily recommend this for first time paranormal readers because this was a very urban fantasy/paranormal read, I think its fantastic for those paranormal lovers who want to be really immersed in a world of paranormal, and be taken on a new journey.

Thoughts on Plot:


So I think i am going to break this up a little bit between the two main couples because with the couples I felt we were dealing with almost a different plot line (until they came together in a super epic way that even I didn’t see coming) but I mean they were always “together” ugh you know what if you want to understand my babbling just read the book, there :p

Addison & Saraia

So going into this book I originally thought this was going to be strictly about them, (i was wrong – as I usually am). I am not going to lie, I was incredibly confused at the prologue (maybe or was it the first chapter) but I quickly forgot about it as the book went on, then it came back around in the end. A lot of this story line does, it always comes back around in the full circle, in a way.
Which if you think about it, is insanely cool. The book was very well planned out, it definitely never felt to me like, OH HEY let’s go this way with it, I felt like while at times I wasn’t sure where the book was going, I wasn’t entirely sure what they were “up against” I think though it was being unveiled for us as it was being unveiled for the characters, we never knew more than them, which I think worked well with how they decided to write the book which was limited third person(ish) I felt like the narrator had almost had its own distinctive voice. okay so back to the story while there were times i felt like we were moving slowly, there were other times it was moving fast, lots of action, well written fight scenes, well described creatures. Adds, and Saraia’s relationship to me started off a little odd, i felt the sexual tension right away, and they (foolishly) tried to deny it, and be friends (silly peoples) anyways a lot of their relationship started off through adventures and trying to bridge their worlds together. I found that I liked how real their relationship felt, it wasn’t automatic love, sure there was lust, but they grew together, we got to see them on dates, see them fight, and ultimately see them as they plainly are.

Noah and Livvie

They’re adventures were tamer. I think personally Noah was one of the best characters ever written, ever. I will get to that in a bit though. I enjoyed the development of their relationship as well, i thought it was beyond adorable and surprisingly different from Adds and Rai’s. Which honestly is beyond awesome. So anyways back to their story-lines Liv has a little secret, secret even she doesn’t know about ;) there is a lot that I can’t talk about for them because of spoilers but make sure you got your “awwww” face on when reading their parts because


Okay so then all the other characters plotlines – i felt we were dipping our toes in a lot of them, can’t wait to see what they have in store for us. *cough Lachlan cough, cough, cough*

Characters:

Addison: He was…complex. He was different than i was expecting, he was full of contradictions that i found endearing and intriguing, while he was a womanizer, he cared more for saving his money then sending it. I guess stereo-typically i think when a richer man, who is a womanizer would be flashy and spend money like it was well nothing because for him it really wasn’t. But he wasn’t like that, well he was a womanizer but i think that he went into relationships having the other person know that it wasn’t meant to be more than a few good rolls around the sheets then leave before I wake sort of thing. It didn’t make him a bad guy at all because he truly did care for the people he was looking after, and while he repeatedly said he didn’t care much for his title nor did he want it, he worked hard to fix the mistakes of the old regent. Anyways moving on from that, he was an animal lover!!! no man who is an animal lover can be a bad guy! I think he was a very complex character, and very well written

Saraia (i seriously hope i have been spelling that right): She has a little secret, secret of her own, don’t worry you find out pretty quick. At first i thought she was going to be a passing character, she didn’t really turn out how I originally thought she was going to be. I don’t know why i thought she was this dainty little flower, I really, really don’t know. Anyways don’t think she is because she isn’t. She is tough as nails, totally kickass, and totally kicks ass, she is strong and very awesome. I enjoyed her character. I think she was a good match for the serious-ness that Adds exudes. I think they were somewhat opposite but they were both passionate and willing to fight in what they believed in.

Noah: Omgosh, seriously? One of the best characters i have ever read. Not because of his totally bad-assery as a fucking cowboy in the city, but no he was so well written I just can’t get over it. So amazing ladies, so amazing. He had an adorable stutter that only showed up sometimes, he was just really well written out. I think it might be because its rare to see a male character like him, one that is sweet, willing to take things slow <— enforcing the slowness, he was just awesome. I really can’t get over it. So if for no other reason, please read this just to read about Noah

Liv: she was funny, sweet, and tough but not that overly annoying tough you know? The I can’t do anything on my own even though you can’t and you will get over your head tough, or the I don’t need anyone but me tough either. Okay enough about the toughness of her. XD

Lachlan:



I’m not obsessed. Not at all.


Jean-Luc (is that right? I hope so) SO INTRIGUED!!!

The ending:
Okay this is going to be a bit longer than usual. I felt like things really started to open up at the end, if that makes any sense. I felt like this is were most of the action really happened, and where we were really growing into the world, and exploring a whole new place. I think that these ladies are going to do amazing with the rest of the series and I am excited to move forward.

Note on writing: Two authors wrote this –> you are going to have to remember that because I don’t even know how they did it. I can’t even fathom that, at all. Seriously utterly seamless and just amazing.

Release Day Blitz: When Night Falls by Airicka Phoenix

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Book Title: When Night Falls

Author: Airicka Phoenix

Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing

Release date: July 7, 2014

Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi, Thriller with strong elements of Romance

Warnings: Language and zombies

Formats: eBook & Paperback

Other Novels: http://www.amazon.com/Airicka-Phoenix/e/B00906AGHM

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SYNOPSIS

 

Earth as we know it no longer exists. Humanity has destroyed itself and with it any chance we may have had of returning.

What had started as a six month voyage through the stars becomes a nightmare when the passengers are stranded in space without hope. With Earth gone, the crew and passengers of The Dawn Light are left wandering the galaxy in search of a new planet. After years of searching, one is found, but no one is prepared for the terror that takes claim of the Galaxy Cruiser when one by one the people begin to turn, mutating into flesh eating monsters.

For Scarlett, Hunter and Rolf, this means being trapped in a sardine can full of piranhas. Their only hope… to get the hell out before they’re next, but someone on the ship wants to be the only survivor to reach the new planet and will do anything to stop them. But just how far are they willing to go?

Death no longer has a limit.

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AUTHOR BIO

 

International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with.

Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections, the Touch Saga, The Lost Girl Duology, The Regeneration Series, Games of Fire, & Betraying Innocence.

 

She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. Be sure to check out her Sons Of Judgment Saga & My Soul For You.

 

For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit her at: www.AirickaPhoenix.com

Cover Reveal: Angels Dawn by Komali Da Silva

Cover Reveal – Angels Dawn

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Bestselling YA Paranormal Romance Angels Dawn by Komali da Silva

 

Re-release on the 29th of July 2014

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Presented by Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing

 

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Author Links

FB Page:  www.facebook.com/Komalis.book.wall

Twitter: @KomiDasilva

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18741251-angels-dawn

REVIEWS

★★★★★

Magic Within the Pages

Prepare yourself for a Cliffhanger that will leave you teary eyed and wishing for a little bit more of everything.

AWESOME debut novel.

★★★★★

Amazeballs Book Addicts 

This book sent me to a different world. It was just so well written and I have been craving a book like this.

★★★★★

Jenny’s Book Reviews

A Must Read

An intriguing new twist to angels that I haven’t seen before, you absolutely fall in love with the characters.

★★★★★

We Stole Your Book Boyfriend

I cannot wait for book 2, I need to know what the heck is going on , so many questions left and as annoying as that is , it is exactly what makes me love a book and rate it 5 stars !!

★★★★★

All About Books

The story has action and suspense. Funny moments and very sad ones too. It pretty much has everything you want in a story.

★★★★★

Fallen For Books

Fantastic Book!

I will just tell you that you should read this book as soon as you can. The flow, the story is so smooth that will make you fall in love with it.

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ARC Review: When Night Falls by Airicka Phoenix

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Summary via Goodreads:

Earth as we know it no longer exists. Humanity has destroyed itself and with it any chance we may have had of returning.

What had started as a six month voyage through the stars becomes a nightmare when the passengers are stranded in space without hope. With Earth gone, the crew and passengers of The Dawn Light are left wandering the galaxy in search of a new planet. After years of searching, one is found, but no one is prepared for the terror that takes claim of the Galaxy Cruiser when one by one the people begin to turn, mutating into flesh eating monsters.

For Scarlett, Hunter and Rolf, this means being trapped in a sardine can full of piranhas. Their only hope… to get the hell out before they’re next, but someone on the ship wants to be the only survivor to reach the new planet and will do anything to stop them. But just how far are they willing to go?

Death no longer has a limit.

 

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars




(i still love you Airicka, but seriously :| <= SERIOUSLY?!)

How can one person be so cruel? Why do you like to torture us Airicka? *grumbles…* fine lets get on with the review.

Song Choice: “Guilty Kisses” by Ilya – yeah only one sorry but its an eight minute song.

First thoughts: Holy fudgers, ugh THIS was…just THIS! Amazing doesn’t seem to cover it. I normally eat up Airicka’s books, I devoured this. Heart-racing, hands sweating, sitting on the edge of my seat, fighting sleep, that is what this book was. Prepare yourselves….I dare might even say…this might be my favorite Airicka book. Touching Eternity and When Night Falls are tied. And if you know me, I would have a baby with Touching Eternity I loved it so much. This was explosive. So amazing

Thoughts on Plot:


Now it was never confirmed that is what they were, but when something wants flesh for nom noms, I usually go with Zombies. IN SPACE! Sounds almost corny doesn’t it? It isn’t i promise! This was spectular. Though i was very curious about the world that was “left” behind originally, and they couldn’t return to for reasons… i am not trying to be purposefully vague but I don’t even think I read the blurb to this, I just dove in. I highly recommend that too. ;) So back to the world that was left behind, I was curious about it, because we are obviously in the future, but idk I was a little I guess feeling left behind. Like i was missing a pieces of the puzzle for awhile, but they did start revealing more stuff as the plot went on. But this is what I can say, this was an adventure, terrifying, fun, and oh so sexy ;) I mean, Airicka always has a man for us. I got that, I don’t feel right about this feeling a lot. Good thing too, trust your instincts my friends!!! So I didn’t know when starting this it was going to be a series (should I have been surprised? Nope. Not at all ;) Airicka’s ideas a HUGE, and when I say huge, I mean massively huge, and can only be expressed in a series. I am not complaining AT ALL). Anyways moving on, so I guess this book could be broken up almost in three pieces. The beginning, all is good, we learn a little more about life before (not a whole lot) because we are learning about life for them now, then the middle-ish when things start getting WAY INTENSE, and problems are happening, then the end where we start to get some results…or do we? Idk you will have to find out ;) Seriously though, God i can’t get over how much i loved this. i HIGHLY recommend it, even if you aren’t a huge sci-fi fan i think you will enjoy this.


^^ my face after finishing this.

This too:


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SO.DAMN.AMAZING.

Thoughts on Characters:

Scarlett: I really, really liked her. She was different from most of Airicka’s MC’s while I enjoy the other ladies and I do, she wasn’t as abrasive in my opinion, she felt softer, a bit quieter and there is nothing wrong with that. i think she is smarter than she thinks, and I think she is one of those quiet observers that things started to click for her without her even realizing it. I think she has the capacity to figure everything out in time. I really enjoyed though that while she was afraid, she was willing to fight and survive.

Rolf: *mmeeeoooow* I don’t know what it is, but maybe Canada is just full of these super smexy men that Airicka (and a few other Canadian authors I know) are hoardering all for themselves! Orrrr Airicka’s husbands like ridiculously swoon worthy……well this just got awkward….moving on! Rolf was in my opinion a character that needed some growing up to do, and he did, thank goodness. I mean he was silent and sexy but he had a few (a lot) of skeletons in the closet and he took forever to come clean and become his own man, but when he did, boy did he….kinda wish this was a Morgana book, I’d love to see what he was….okay i am getting awkward again im going to stop. ;)

Hunter: I think I got it now. I think i got it. I do. Anyways good best friend, good supporting-ness. :)

The ending: 

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