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Book Review: ‘The Basilisk’s Creed Volume Four’ by Eme Strife

Title: The Basilisk’s Creed Volume Four

Published: 23rd November 2016

Publisher: (Eme)nded Publishing

Author: Eme Strife

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emestrifeauthor

Twitter: @emestrife

 

Synopsis:

Dear diary…and anyone else who will listen:Tonight, I met the man of my dreams.

Literally.

***

Whoever said living in California was glamorous and easy-going lied through their fucking teeth. I guess I can blame reality TV for that pervasive B.S. Maybe it was good thing my old man banned television at home for all the years he was alive, after all. I probably would’ve been even more deluded than I was when I’d moved up here from Arkansas three months ago.

Looking back, I’m not even sure why I did it; why, of all the places I could’ve chosen to start a new life, I picked Los Angeles: one of the most expensive places in the world to live. I don’t even know anyone one here. Heck, I’d never even visited the city before my move.

Still, I’m determined to make it here, to make something of myself. And that means I have no time for distractions of any kind—especially guys.

But then, he comes along; the sexiest, strongest, most handsome, most intimidating, and most powerful man I’ve ever seen.

He’s absolutely gorgeous, with eyes that seem to burn right through my soul and the most charming smile in existence, and his allure, his entire being, is simply magnetic.

He’s impossibly beautiful and just…ugh, perfect. He’s perfect. He’s everything every woman—and possibly quite a few men—wants, including me.

What I’m not prepared for, though, is how much he wants me, too.

However, there are three problems.

One: He’s not a man.

Two: I can only see him in my dreams.

And three: He commands an army of soul reapers.

And, apparently, that’s just the beginning…

***

Immerse yourself in the fourth thrilling installment of Eme Strife’s addictive, sexy, enchanting, and surreal series. Each page will leave you even more enthralled than the last, on the edge of your seat, and vigorously chomping at the bit for more.

This series unfolds over several volumes. IT IS NOT A STANDALONE.

Rated 18+
This series contains graphic sexual content, violence, and strong language. Because of its explicit nature, it is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised.

 

Review:

Yay finally they are back together! Well what a way to find yourself back to the man if your dreams – naked in his bed? Yes please! Drawn to his warmth even in her dream state, or could it be their souls drawn to each other? He’s like her personal sun beacon and nothing is going to keep her from him. Well that’s when she finally gets some sleep that is.It’s been 11 days after the incident – you know the one where the whole Atlantic Ocean just up sticks and vanished only to be replaced with wine and broken glass. Her body from then on feels like it is made up of a million vibrating pulses and each day they are getting stronger. With Rubies shut for the time being she has to take on more shifts at the dinner. Also means Eli now has the pleasure (or more like hell) of having to deal with the biggest douchebag out there along with his friends. Male chauvinist pig comes to mind with how he acts though he may start to regret how he acted. The saying be careful what you wish for comes to mind when she has a come back after saying she won’t be giving him her number, ‘when green pigs fly’ interesting choice. With all the strangeness that has been happening recently you may be able to guess where it goes from there. It’s after this that she succumbs to getting some sleeping pills. 11 days without sleep and she knows something’s wrong. Especially when she feels hungry rather than tired. Well hungry and horny really. The only thing that calms her is the image of her reapers eyes. She longs to see them and longs to forget. Can you guess what side wins when her head finally hits the pillow?

Matthiel has been working on overdrive for almost two weeks. They may have caught a few people who have taken advantage of the shift in power but he knows they are not to ones who caused it. Wrong place wrong time comes to mind. He also has come to the conclusion that his Kitty-cat is nothing more than an illusion after spending countless hours searching for her. Seems he didn’t need to search too hard though as she soon finds herself in his bed. The heat that comes off both of them could cause them to self-combust. Both of their scents seem to drive the other crazy with lust. Lust craved eyes, hands and mouths come together but when he takes a good look at her hand its like a bucket of water crashes down. He needs to figure out how she is involved before something else crazy happens and she needs to believe he is real for him to be able to help her. They really need to meet in the ‘real’ world rather than sleep land because I don’t think either really wants to be interrupted again. More craziness is coming mark my words. Eli needs to be careful what she says and Matthiel needs to figure out what she really is. Well other than being his perfect mate I’m thinking.

4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Aversion’ by Kenechi Udogu

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Title: Aversion (The Mentalist Series Book 1)

Published: 1st December 2012

Author: Kenechi Udogu

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KenechiUdogu

Twitter: @KenechiUdogu

Synopsis:

For Gemma Green’s first time, things should have been straightforward. Find your subject, hold their gaze and push a thought into their head to save them from future disaster – Aversion complete. A pretty simple process given that the subject was to have no recollection of the experience. But Russ Tanner doesn’t seem to want to forget. In fact the more she tries to avoid him, the more he pushes to get to know her. Gemma knows she has a problem but is she facing the side effects of a failed Aversion or has the school’s tennis champ really fallen for her?

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book with a one-word title. It’s such a sweet romance blooming between Gemma and Russ. Young love growing at its best. A connection is there from the start even if they don’t really know how to explain it.

Living in Sandes with her father Gemma is part of the Mentalists group in training for being an Averter. An Averter is someone who has the ability to alter peoples’ minds. The purpose is to stop them from doing something that could alter their lives too much – like say by getting attacked, robbing something, dying in a car crash, anything really. Seeing a jolt from someone means she is meant to change the outcome. The only difference with her and other Averters is that she is female and, at the moment, seems to think she is the only one. After seeing a visual of what might happen to a guy at school she, along with her father, goes to prevent it by performing her first solo Aversion. She has to push into the persons mind and convince them not to do what they were going to do while making them forget she was ever there. She’s meant to do that and only that. At first all seems to have worked with Russ. He doesn’t go back out so she thinks it’s a job well done. Well that’s before he suddenly comes up to talk to her the next day. Seems she might have messed up and has somehow linked herself to him – not that he really minds. Making a mistake with someone’s mind is dangerous and all she can think about is trying to fix it without letting her father know. She just doesn’t want to see the disappointment in his eyes.

Seems that both Russ and Gemma are drawn together whether they want to be or not. Something bigger is going on and once the Orb that her father gave her to help with her emotions starts changing colours she knows she needs answers. Seems her father has been keeping her the dark about what Averters and Mentalists as a whole are really like. Once she goes down this road more questions seem to rise up rather than getting answers but with Russ by her side she might just figure out what she is meant to do. Well fingers crossed anyway.

An interesting world being created with the Mentalists and Averters with what they can do. Lets see where the journey goes from here on out and how Gemma’s powers are going to expand. Hopefully no more tear filled goodbyes and no more running away which seems to be her go to move, one that’s been taught from her father who does the same thing. Her dad clearly only ever did what he thought was best for her, even if at times he was in the wrong. Lets see how many things can be righted in the next instalment. Roll on Sentient where we hopefully explore more about Sentient Twins.

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4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘The Basilisk’s Creed Volume Three’ by Eme Strife

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Title: The Basilisk’s Creed Volume Three

Published: 29th August 2014

Publisher: (Eme)nded Publishing

Author: Eme Strife

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emestrifeauthor

Twitter: @emestrife

Synopsis:

Dear diary…and anyone else who will listen:

Tonight, I met the man of my dreams.

Literally.

***

Whoever said living in California was glamorous and easy-going lied through their fucking teeth. I guess I can blame reality TV for that pervasive B.S. Maybe it was good thing my old man banned television at home for all the years he was alive, after all. I probably would’ve been even more deluded than I was when I’d moved up here from Arkansas three months ago.

Looking back, I’m not even sure why I did it; why, of all the places I could’ve chosen to start a new life, I picked Los Angeles: one of the most expensive places in the world to live. I don’t even know anyone one here. Heck, I’d never even visited the city before my move.

Still, I’m determined to make it here, to make something of myself. And that means I have no time for distractions of any kind—especially guys.

But then, he comes along; the sexiest, strongest, most handsome, most intimidating, and most powerful man I’ve ever seen.

He’s absolutely gorgeous, with eyes that seem to burn right through my soul and the most charming smile in existence, and his allure, his entire being, is simply magnetic.

He’s impossibly beautiful and just…ugh, perfect. He’s perfect. He’s everything every woman—and possibly quite a few men—wants, including me.

What I’m not prepared for, though, is how much he wants me, too.

However, there are three problems.

One: He’s not a man.

Two: I can only see him in my dreams.

And three: He commands an army of soul reapers.

And, apparently, that’s just the beginning…

***

Immerse yourself in the third thrilling installment of Eme Strife’s addictive, sexy, enchanting, and surreal series. Each page will leave you even more enthralled than the last, on the edge of your seat, and vigorously chomping at the bit for more.

This series unfolds over several volumes. IT IS NOT A STANDALONE.

Rated 18+

This series contains graphic sexual content, violence, and strong language. Because of its explicit nature, it is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised.
This book was previously published as an older edition. This is the new one.

Review:

Now the ball is definitely rolling and picking up some speed. Matthiel knows that Eli might be involved somehow but can’t focus on that just yet with the fact that chaos is now surrounding them. He was born to be the man in charge and he’s going to need all his training when dealing with the little fact that the Atlantic Ocean has up sticks and disappeared leaving half a million sea life and humans in danger. Mystical creatures that humans don’t know about and they would like to keep it that way if possible. Well the second the cameras get there that’s all going to change. His plan is simple, get in and out as quick as possible saving as many as they can before the humans figure out what is really at the bottom of the ocean.

Seems he’s not the only one who has a bit of craziness surrounding them. Monty’s Rubies is anything but club paradise after the craziness that soon occurs. When Eli gets to work a colleague Belinda gets a little too close for Eli’s liking. She may have a bit of a girl crush on her with her being an attractive woman but that’s as far as it goes. Seems Belinda likes how good Eli smells, something Matthiel and his other reapers noticed too. Well the other reapers noticed her lingering smell, not from her direct. If that wasn’t going to put her on edge then the fact whenever she looks in the mirror or catches a refection of herself she notices her eyes are changing colour sure will. It might not be just her eyes that are changing after she finds herself alone in the wine cellar and strange things start to happen. Putting away bottles more expensive that a lifetime worth of wages is enough to put you on edge but throw in hot flushes, dizziness, a possible earthquake and a strange globe and she soon dives head first into a world of strange. Water into wine might not be just a saying. She may not believe what she is seeing but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to help and fix things. Even though she doesn’t know how to do it. My guess is she will soon enough. Preferably once she’s back in Matthiel’s arms. Lets hope that’s sooner rather than later as these changes I fear are only going to get worse.

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4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘The Basilisk’s Creed Volume Two’ by Eme Strife

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Title: The Basilisk’s Creed Volume Two (The Basilisk’s Creed Series)

Published: 22nd April 2014

Publisher: (Eme)nded Publishing

Author: Eme Strife

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emestrifeauthor

Twitter: @emestrife

Synopsis:

Dear diary…and anyone else who will listen:

Tonight, I met the man of my dreams.

Literally.

***

Whoever said living in California was glamorous and easy-going lied through their fucking teeth. I guess I can blame reality TV for that pervasive B.S. Maybe it was good thing my old man banned television at home for all the years he was alive, after all. I probably would’ve been even more deluded than I was when I’d moved up here from Arkansas three months ago.

Looking back, I’m not even sure why I did it; why, of all the places I could’ve chosen to start a new life, I picked Los Angeles: one of the most expensive places in the world to live. I don’t even know anyone one here. Heck, I’d never even visited the city before my move.

Still, I’m determined to make it here, to make something of myself. And that means I have no time for distractions of any kind—especially guys.

But then, he comes along; the sexiest, strongest, most handsome, most intimidating, and most powerful man I’ve ever seen.

He’s absolutely gorgeous, with eyes that seem to burn right through my soul and the most charming smile in existence, and his allure, his entire being, is simply magnetic.

He’s impossibly beautiful and just…ugh, perfect. He’s perfect. He’s everything every woman—and possibly quite a few men—wants, including me.

What I’m not prepared for, though, is how much he wants me, too.

However, there are three problems.

One: He’s not a man.

Two: I can only see him in my dreams.

And three: He commands an army of soul reapers.

And, apparently, that’s just the beginning…

***

Immerse yourself in the second thrilling installment of Eme Strife’s addictive, sexy, enchanting, and surreal series. Each page will leave you even more enthralled than the last, on the edge of your seat, and vigorously chomping at the bit for more.

This series unfolds over several volumes. IT IS NOT A STANDALONE.

Rated 18+

This series contains graphic sexual content, violence, and strong language. Because of its explicit nature, it is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised.

This book was previously published as an older edition. This is the new one.

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book set in a different country. Well this book starts just as the last one left off with Eli being woken up by that dam alarm clock. She may be feeling a bit unsure about what may or may not have been happening in her dream but that didn’t mean she wanted to wake from it early. Especially when things were just starting to heat up.

Loved Eli’s back and forth questioning after she wakes up about what happened in her ‘dream’ and how she should feel about it. How she should and how she does are two different things. It’s like she is trying to talk herself out of her own bodies’ reaction to Matthiel. Her mind is saying ‘he’s a reaper, stay away’ but her body is saying ‘go back to sleep and find him!’ I know which one she really wants to listen to though even if she is a bit scared of it. A way to distract her mind from blue eyes that want to draw her back in is to keep busy and head to work – easier said than done. She works as a custodian at a high-end club called Rubies but even there strange things are happening around her and I’m getting the impression they will only continue. Nothing is by chance it seems.

So Matthiel is trying hard to figure out what just happened. He can’t decide if she was real or not with how quickly his kitty-cat vanished before his eyes. If that wasn’t enough to make him feel unsettled then the news he gets from three of his top Golden Reapers that appear shortly after sure will. Seems that they have been summoned to the Alchemoni – the realm of the highest Reaper order – to talk to the elders about a shift that has happened. It seems this shift has affected the balance of alchemy and power where lower level reapers are now able to posses the powers of higher golden ones. You can imagine that tensions would be high at a meeting like this and when a scribe is brought forward to pretty much give them a history lesson you can see their patience running thin. This scribe pretty much explains the order of how things are run and how the shift is going to mess everything up and break their sacred creed. The saying ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ comes to mind with the elders way of thinking. Time for a change is coming whether they like it or not, so they best be prepared for it.

Well now the ball has started rolling. Oh how I was dying for them to bump into each other. Everything happens for a reason and its up to Matthiel to figure out how it connects to Eli – his Kitty-Cat who he really wants to make purr. His realisation at the end is funny, like a ton of bricks has fallen on him when things click into place. Leads nicely into the next where fingers crossed they meet again. Only this time I want her awake, even if she was having fun while asleep. Might be another cliff-hanger but it makes you want to jump straight into the next.

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4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘The Basilisk’s Creed Volume One’ by Eme Strife

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Title: The Basilisk’s Creed Volume One (The Basilisk’s Creed Series)

Published: 14th January 2014

Publisher: (Eme)nded Publishing

Author: Eme Strife

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emestrifeauthor

Twitter: @emestrife

Synopsis:

Dear diary…and anyone else who will listen:
Tonight, I met the man of my dreams.
Literally.

***

Whoever said living in California was glamorous and easy-going lied through their fucking teeth. I guess I can blame reality TV for that pervasive B.S. Maybe it was good thing my old man banned television at home for all the years he was alive, after all. I probably would’ve been even more deluded than I was when I’d moved up here from Arkansas three months ago.

Looking back, I’m not even sure why I did it; why, of all the places I could’ve chosen to start a new life, I picked Los Angeles: one of the most expensive places in the world to live. I don’t even know anyone one here. Heck, I’d never even visited the city before my move.

Still, I’m determined to make it here, to make something of myself. And that means I have no time for distractions of any kind—especially guys.

But then, he comes along; the sexiest, strongest, most handsome, most intimidating, and most powerful man I’ve ever seen.

He’s absolutely gorgeous, with eyes that seem to burn right through my soul and the most charming smile in existence, and his allure, his entire being, is simply magnetic.

He’s impossibly beautiful and just…ugh, perfect. He’s perfect. He’s everything every woman—and possibly quite a few men—wants, including me.

What I’m not prepared for, though, is how much he wants me, too.

However, there are three problems.

One: He’s not a man.

Two: I can only see him in my dreams.

And three: He commands an army of soul reapers.

And, apparently, that’s just the beginning…

***

Immerse yourself in the first thrilling installment of Eme Strife’s addictive, sexy, enchanting, and surreal series. Each page will leave you even more enthralled than the last, on the edge of your seat, and vigorously chomping at the bit for more.

This series unfolds over several volumes. IT IS NOT A STANDALONE.

Rated 18+

This series contains graphic sexual content, violence, and strong language. Because of its explicit nature, it is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised.

This book was previously published as an older edition. This is the new one.

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book from a series new to you. Eli calls to Matthiel like no other and it seems she was drawn to him too. I mean she did get sucked right into his world with barely a stray thought.

The saying find the man of your dreams is quite literal for Eli as she gets sucked into a vivid dream world where the man in question confronts her. All starts after she gets home from work in a kind of sleepy slumber only just making it to her bed before collapsing fast asleep. She doesn’t stay asleep long though as she wakes up in a strange dream. Not that she knows at first it is a dream. Waking up on a soft bed to find its grass and that you’re in the middle of a meadow is one big clue though. She feels nervous and a bit unsure about where she is, how she got there and more importantly being scared by a bunch of crows. She may run away at first but soon its like her body – specifically her feet – have other ideas and make her run back towards them and to a building that seems to have appeared out of nowhere. Something about it makes her feel calmer and she almost feels a pull from inside urging her to enter. Well she would do if she could find a door; her dream seems to want to pull her in though so in she goes. This is where the small house starts to change and gold seems to be the decor of choice. She can’t believe she could create such a vivid place and soon thinks she may not be in a dream at all. Especially when confronted by the most beautiful man she has ever seen. One who manages to stun her to silence with one look, annoying him to no end, though not for long.

Loved the back and forth banter between them and that you got to see it from both their point of views with the end chapters being from Matthiel’s. Banter getting stronger when he insists on calling her kitten due to her cat like qualities. When he starts to explain these to her you can almost see her melt before him. He is drawn out of his work by a scent he can’t place but one he very much wants to get closer to. When he figures out it’s coming from her he starts to want her with a passion. The “why” she is there is pushed aside for him for the time being but its something he’s going to want to know if she’s to be able to come back.

A soul reaper and a human wouldn’t usually meet until it’s their time but it seems Eli is an exception to that rule. Bit of a cliff hanger ending but its good and makes you want to check out the next in the series. Liked this one as it had more interaction between the two of them and felt like it was setting the story up better with where it might lead. Can’t wait to check out where this one is going.

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4 out of 5 stars

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