Dust to Dust Fangs for your memories

Death, like love, has many subtle and varied layers. 
Lost spirit Tamsin West learned that the hard way after a group of Soul Eaters sliced up her soul like birthday cake and doomed her to dust. Only dust is not really the end. Spiritually speaking. By finding a body at the point of death, Tamsin can live again. Live to hunt her killers. 
There's just one catch: that body can have no soul.
Jumping into the body of a murdered royal Prime Vampire is everything a lost spirit on the vengeance trail could hope for. Princess Angelique Duprey, make that ex-Princess, has all the occult strength of the Damned plus a Prime's ability to manipulate the earth's elements. 
Just the sort of edge Tamsin needs to track a murderous band of Soul Eaters. Unfortunately, as a person, the Princess' only power seems to have been to piss people off. Dangerous people. The kind looking to start a lethal turf war with the Prime's clan for a cut of Chicago's Dark Side. 
Reanimating the body puts Tamsin right in the line of fire. But paranormal politics won't matter much if she can't convince the handsome Fae Hunter holding a knife to the Vamp's throat not to kill her all over again
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Review of Dust to Dust


It doesn’t take long to get into the story where Drake is trying to kill Tamsin she inhabits another’s body not just anybody but an evil vampire princess one that has tormented Drake through time. But Drake being Fae soon sees that the soul that is now in the Princess body is a young woman who very quickly he falls for. A love develops very rapidly between the two, and soon turns into a very steamy scene.

Tamsin’s soul was torn apart by soul eaters tearing it into four pieces, so she can take over another’s body (not human’s) just as they are about to die. She roams the earth trying to gather her broken soul so maybe she can go to heaven but the results she is unsure of. Tamsin is very likeable no damsel in distress. When she enters a body she takes on all their skills which I must say is pretty cool, especially with the vampire princess, who can control certain elements, really enjoyed that.

The story is very well written but I would have liked to see the love story played out a bit longer with far more tension, not just to jump right in. There is plenty of action which I loved especially the museum it had me holding my breath. 

 and a half stars

 

Blood Bound (Gallows #1)


19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble - mostly the kind with fangs - but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.

When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before…



Review for Blood Bound

 

Firstly I was given this book for an honest review.

 

If I had to compare this to any other book, it would have to be the Demon Trapper by Jana Oliver, in its style.

 

The story is told through the eyes of 19year old twins Sarah and Shaun who are fallen. They live in a small house set in a forest, this is their base, a place to retire to after a long day’s work, but nothing ever goes smoothly in their personal lives or work. Their jobs are given to them by the council; if it’s helping a witch who is enchanted by black magic or slaying a nest of vampires, the list goes on of the supernatural creatures that are in this book, fairies, demons, werewolves, vampires and witches.

With all these creatures the story is fast paced and keep’s you reading – hence why I finished it in two days.

 

Shaun who is one of the 19year old twin’s is an amazing character. I love his sense of humour which is dry and his moody personality. I just took to him straight away. His story is a little more complex than his sisters with a horrible run in with a vampire that costs him an eye and a badly scarred body. His experience makes him supress his powers, making his job harder, but through the story he finds his powers, with the help from some people not all good especially Melisa who is just pure evil.

 

Sarah on the other hand is caught up in a love triangle between Ray and Dev, it’ funny throughout the book but I got annoyed by the end with Dev, I don’t know what his story is but I am hoping there is more than what meets the eye and hopefully it will be revealed in the next book. I wasn’t completely enthralled with Sarah, yes she was exciting and the story through her eyes was fast paced. I like her but just didn’t fully connect with her

 

In saying all that I would highly recommend this book, the writing was easy and flowed. It was a well thought out and written book. I hope I have the privilege of reviewing the second book.


 

 


Elixir Bound

Katora Kase is next in line to take over as guardian to a secret and powerful healing Elixir. Now she must journey into the wilds of Faway Forest to find the ingredient that gives the Elixir its potency. Even though she has her sister and brother, an old family friend, and the handsome son of a mapmaker as companions, she feels alone. 

It is her decision alone whether or not to bind herself to the Elixir to serve and protect it until it chooses a new guardian. The forest hosts many dangers, including wicked beings that will stop at nothing to gain power, but the biggest danger Katora may face is whether or not to open up her heart to love.


Review of Elixir Bound 



The opening scene of Katora on the Case Farm is so well written, I could see it so clearly. Katora is driven and hardworking and next in line to take over the family farm that is well known for their essence drink. But on a wintry night a stranger arrives looking for elixir to save his only grandson. At that moment Katora is thrown into a world wind of secrets and responsibility. Not only is she next in line to take over the farm. She is also next in line to become protector of the Elixir.

With the Elixir running out Katora must take her first journey into Faway Forest, Kylene, Bhar, and Hirsten accompany Katora as well as Palafair a small demick creature who is part of the family. 
This is where the story begins. Well faway forest is definitely full of creatures and the unknown it doesn't take long before trouble finds Katora and her companions, it seems she is not the only one looking for the ingredients of the Elixir.

There is a love story between Katora and Hirsten that grows throughout the story. The story is fast paced with action and adventure it never slows and we get to meet a witch, demick creatures, and so much more. 

I would recommend this book as a good read. 

Across Time 

True love and friendship has no boundaries, even across time. Christopher and Susan are two teens who are best friends – one a talented guitarist with dreams of attending Julliard and the other a talented young writer who accidentally travel to 1963. There they fall deeply in love and have to make a decision; do they stay with those they love or return home while they still have a chance? 

 

Review for across time 

This was the wrong book to start with, as it wasn't to my liking at all.This book was filled with facts about 1963, for anyone with an interest in that era this book may or may not interest you. I found it in the young adult section, but I feel it is targeted more to a younger age group. It's told through the eyes of a sixteen year old, called Christopher. Christopher and his best friend Susan, get thrown back in time. It was a simple read. But unfortunately not for me.


I know this review is very short, but I have nothing more positive to add.