Monday, January 13, 2020

📚REVIEW📚 A Wisp of Catastrophe

A Wisp of Catastrophe (Cirque du Shadow Book 3) by [Brock, Miranda]A Wisp of Catastrophe by Miranda Brock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An ending that’s more of a new beginning for Cirque Du Shadow!

We met Mia and Usagi at the beginning of the trilogy and the pair seems a bit sinister at first, but you quickly learn their partnership is more of a tragedy.

In Wisps of Catastrophe, we get the truth from these two characters, plus so much more! If you’ve read the other books and were as fascinated by Iris and Irwin as me, buckle in, because you’re gonna find out!

We also get to visit with the MCs from the past two books. However, because of Usagi’s curse, this is the only book in the series not told through dual perspectives.

Miranda Brock has brought this supernatural circus to life and gave it a great ending!

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Friday, January 10, 2020

📚REVIEW📚 Mercy Brown, Part 2

Mercy Brown: A Dystopian Vampire Saga Part Two by [Kos, Tiki]Mercy Brown, Part 2 by Tiki Kos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We dive right into the apocalypse with book 2!

While discovering the fates of some characters from book one, Mercy makes some interesting discoveries about herself and what she is. (I’d love to dig more into her heritage, hopefully in future books)

A road trip brings her from the heat of Nevada to winter in Montana, where she struggles to discern who to trust, old friends and new.

I love the feel of the narrative, diving deeper into zombie type creatures and meeting some possibly good vampires.

I’m hoping a certain character’s end is a misleading one, and they’ll show up again! In the mean time, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for book 3!

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Upcoming Graphic Novel Release from Jackhammer



Check out this upcoming release from Steve Gellman! 

 January 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INVASION NANO SAPIENS
Ground-Breaking Sci Fi/Horror Graphic Novel

Jackhammer Entertainment is pleased to announce the launch of their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to produce theirforthcoming original, sci-fi/horror graphic novel, INVASION NANO SAPIENS. Created and written by screenwriter/designerCorky Arnold (www.jackhammer.cc) and graphic novel artist Ian J. Miller(www.ianjmiller.com).

Launches January 14, 2020! Pre-launch preview at: https://igg.me/at/Invasion-Nano-Sapiens-Graphic-Novel

“Invasion Nano Sapiens” tells the story of a young, maverick scientist, Fulton Bengis, who creates experimental blood with living nano robotic red and white blood cells and platelets that can improve body functions and kill disease. But when his love, Alison Wintergreen, injects the blood without his knowledge to eradicate her terminal disease, she becomes the hive for a swarm of super-intelligent nanobots that turn her into a deadly being – Nano Sapiens.  Fulton risks everything as he tries to save her life.

“The Fly” meets the Borg from “Star Trek.”

“Invasion Nano Sapiens” is based on real nano robotic experiments going on now around the world and is the embryonic journey of what could come in medicine to kill cancer and other diseases – unless something goes horribly wrong… It depicts a new threat to human existence not seen anywhere else – and could happen.

“Invasion Nano Sapiens” started as an original screenplay by Corky Arnold, who is a sold screenwriter – as well as award-winning DGA director who has also designed effects for movies like “Star Trek.” The graphic novel is the first step toward making the movie. Credits for the team at Jackhammer Entertainment, where Corky is a partner, span Sci fi and horror movies released by Lionsgate tocommercials for global brands like Coca Cola and Skittles.

Artist Ian Miller’s credits for comics and graphic novels include Z-MAN, a horror/zombie comic book series adapted into award-winning animation for Amazon Studios. 

More at the Indiegogo pre-launch at: https://igg.me/at/Invasion-Nano-Sapiens-Graphic-Novel.  Visitors can preview video and more, sign up for an early discount.  Official launch this Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

For further information, a link to preview more of the campaign and/or access to the writer and artist contact:

Steve Gellman / Producer / Partner
Jackhammer Entertainment
INVASION NANO SAPIENS
773-814-2582




Friday, January 3, 2020

📚REVIEW📚 Mercy Brown, Part 1

Mercy Brown: A Dystopian Vampire Saga by [Kos, Tiki]Mercy Brown, Part 1 by Tiki Kos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a fast-paced novella that falls somewhere between Twilight and The Walking Dead.

✔️Romantic vampires
✔️Evil vampires
✔️The world as we know it coming to a sticky end

I was familiar with the name Mercy Brown as a historical figure (way back when they thought she was a vampire, exhumed her body, and burned her heart) This story takes Mercy Brown into the modern world. She isn’t a vampire, but she’s definitely something!

As with all of Tiki’s heroines, Mercy is a survivor who can and will do whatever it takes, my favorite kind of FMC!

Then there’s the broody new boy at school that all the popular girls are throwing themselves at, that takes a liking to our Mercy.

Seems like the perfect set up for a teen romance, right? WRONG! If you’re squeamish with blood and guts, this book isn’t for you, but if you like a good dose of horror to take over, then you’ll devour this one.

I immediately started the second book in the series as soon as I hit the last page in this one, but I’ll get back to you about that one later (50% in and I can’t put it down!)

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📚REVIEW📚 Clay and Blood

Clay and Blood (Mab's Doll Book 2) by [Jonesy, Rebekah]Clay and Blood by Rebekah Jonesy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Clay and Blood (Mab’s Doll Book 2) by Rebekah Jonsey leaves off not long after book one.

The creature feature in this one is a mad dryad named Kayla. While she’s not the main character, she is prominently featured and absolutely fascinating. Her introduction is absolutely terrifying but as the story digs deeper into her character, I came to feel sympathy for her (it takes a great writer to do that with their villain!)

As for Gillian she learns some brand new skills and grows in her fae powers. She is intuitive and curious and it’s fun to see her grow on the page.

As for the Pitch, he’s quickly becoming a favorite of mine. He doesn’t have a single word of dialogue, yet he still managed to make me laugh (squirrel!!) I love the playful side of the character and how good of a friend and mentor he is to Gillian

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Monday, December 30, 2019

📚REVIEW📚 Lullaby of the Dead

Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story (Opus of the Dead Book 1) by [Lamb, Lynn]Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story by Lynn Lamb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was absolutely fascinating!

From time to time, Landry isn’t likable, but she is heartbreakingly human. She learns, grows, and evolves from an office worker into a warrior with a purpose.

This thriller/horror is well thought out in how all the supernatural elements work and interact with the real world. It was fascinating digging into each character's past and how they each feel about the present.

There is a bit of a love story in there, but I wouldn’t say it’s the focus, but rather the seasoning.

I’m eager to see how this world of the dead evolves throughout the series!

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Monday, December 23, 2019

📚REVIEW📚 Of Magic and Moonlight

Of Magic and Moonlight: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (Arcane Arts Academy Book 2) by [Lawson, Elena]Of Magic and Moonlight by Elena Lawson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well now!

We get to dig more into Harper’s past, as ghosts haunt her every step.

We get some witches up to no good (though we don’t find out who they are), a vampire, and a secret room.

As far as character development goes, we don’t get too much. This particular book is more plot-driven than character-driven. It feels a little bit short/abrupt because of it.

There was also more of the Harper/professor relationship, which is a trope that I’m not a fan of.

The relationship between Harper and her familiars is a bit lost in the action.

The action itself was amazing! I really enjoyed the mystery and the “am I going crazy?” moments, including a certain ghost from the 1920s!
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