Monday, December 31, 2012

What Are You Reading?

It's the last Monday of 2012 y'all!
2013?? I am virtually almost about ready for you!

So being as this is the last Monday of the old year, I am gonna take this time to thank you guys for reading my blog. It's been awesome and I hope that 2013 is just as awesomesauce, if not awesomesaucier! 

Reading Next:

Books That Still Have BookMarks:
  • The Kingmakers 
  • To Walk the Night 
  • Zombie Fallout  (ebook)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Cover Reveal: Sworn to Raise

Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun (Courtlight #1) - Publication date: March 15th, 2013
Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the  kingdom. But beneath her kingdom’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond  initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companion’s Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.

But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.


Terah Edun:
Terah Edun is an international development professional and author/lover of all things Young Adult Fantasy fiction. She is a native Georgian, adoptive Washingtonian, unrepentant expat currently living in South Sudan, brilliant dreamer, lover of dogs and not-so-closet geek. Her first novel, Red Madrassa, was released on November 8th and her second novel, Sworn to Raise, comes out in March 2013.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Quick Review: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.

But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

My Review:
I'm not usually keen on historical fiction, but something drew me to this book. I am not sure what but whatever it is I want to thank it This was a great MG (middle grade) read. I really liked Georgie from the start. She's headstrong, outspoken, and utterly devoted. She won't stop til she knows the truth. I like that in a young female protagonist. This is a well written, clean (no sex or vulgarity) story that mixes history and fiction together to make a great story that kept me  reading until the very end.

This would be a great read for a young reader who shows an inkling for history or adventure.

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Review: Automaton by Cheryl Davies

In the not too distant future, after the huge successes of role playing games and virtual worlds such as The Sims, Second Life, and reality shows such as Big Brother, it was only a matter of time before somebody took the next step. A remote island. An android population existing only to entertain. Their lives broadcast around the clock and around the globe. Their actions dictated by their owners. It’s the world’s biggest game played by thousands. Welcome to Gameworld. Dean 3012 is a good guy living on the Island. He loves his girlfriend, Lily, and with their first baby on the way, life is perfect. But when things take a sinister turn, the couple is plunged into a world of darkness and despair. Dean must take control and fight for all their lives.

My Review:
This book is a quick, but complex read. It's not at all a fluffy bunny story, so be prepared for some serious thought. I really found myself drifting off in thought, not because the book was bad, but because it made me wonder. With the current state of gaming these days, and the ever intensifying need to have games be more and more realistic, would this sort of thing be possible? I would like to say no, but you never really know.

I liked the way Davies writes this story. She paints a very bleak picture of a possible future where everyone is entranced by Gameworld. People don't live THEIR lives anymore, they live through their avatars. This story's has been done before, both in movies (Surrogates comes to mind) and books, but Automaton feels fresh.  I blame Davies' characters and writing ability on this! I did not have a sense of deja vu, nor the desire to roll my eyes and mutter "not this storyline again!"

All in all, this was a quick yet serious read. I was pulled in from the start and was not disappointed. I do recommend this to anyone that enjoys fiction with a thought provoking, sci-fi edge!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I hope that dancing Santa and his reindeer
bring you lots of cool goodies and presents
and especially tons of


Monday, December 24, 2012

What are you Reading: Christmas Eve Edition!

So y'all it's almost Christmas Day! My son is super excited and keeps staring hardcore at his presents! What's a Mom to do? Hide with a book! Yeah, probably not a good idea, but sounds so nice.

Since this week is gonna be pretty busy I'll not try to cram as many books in as possible. I think 2 is a good goal!

So here be my books:

I do have a few books with bookmarks still stuffed in the middle, if I do find myself with some extra time on my hands I may get around to them. Not that they aren't good, I just have book ADD, and tend to bounce around.

They are:
  • The Kingmakers 
  • The Hobbit
  • To Walk the Night 
  • Zombie Fallout  (ebook)
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I hope everyone has a GREAT holiday and is able to relax and enjoy themselves!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Bookmark Blitz: Crazy in Paradise


Dying in the middle of the summer in the Florida Keys is sweaty business.

Welcome to Tarpon Cove. Madison Westin has inherited her aunt's beachfront motel in the Florida Keys. Trouble is she's also inherited a slew of colorful tenant's - drunks, ex-cons, and fugitives.

Only one problem: First, she has to wrestle control from a conniving lawyer and shady motel manager. With the help of her new best friend, whose motto is never leave home without your Glock, they dive into a world of blackmail, murder, and drugs.


I tried to speak to Dickie about the arrangements when I first arrived in town. He told me firmly that he only took instructions from Tucker Davis and he wasn’t allowed to discuss any of the final details. I wondered why the secrecy, but he was so nervous I didn’t ask any more questions. He told me not to worry; he had worked hard to make everything memorable.

I appealed to him, “Don’t family members usually participate in the planning?”

But he was very clear; Tucker Davis’ approval was the most important thing to him.

I took a deep breath. Later, our family would create a lasting tribute to Elizabeth showing how much we had loved and respected her, and how we would deeply miss her. But for now, this would have to do, I guess.

I glanced up and saw a man who looked to be in his 60’s walking to the podium. He was well-worn, beer-gutted with dirty looking grey hair, and dressed in jean shorts and a tropical shirt that looked as though he’d worn them for several days.

“Hey, everyone,” he said into the microphone. “My name is…” he paused, “well, all my friends call me Quattro.” He held up both of his hands in a two-handed friendly wave.

He was missing his middle finger on his right hand and his thumb on his left hand. Brad and I glanced at one another and laughed. I mouthed “Quattro” at him and waved four fingers. He turned away, biting his lip.

“I told Dickie I’d speak first because he worried no one would come up and say anything and it wouldn’t look right. I told him don’t worry so much.” Quattro slowly scanned the crowd. “I reassured him there were a few people here who could think of something nice to say.” He ran his fingers through his hair and scratched his scalp.

“Elizabeth was a great old broad. Too damn bad, she died so young. She seemed young to me. Hell, I’m only a few years younger. You know she checked out in her sleep, and in her own bed. How much better does it get than that?”

I looked around. A few people were nodding their heads in agreement.

“Now that she’s kicked the bucket…” He paused. “Well, everyone knows there’s no bucket involved.” He laughed at his own humor. “Have you ever wondered what the reward is?” He waited as though he expected an answer. “Hmm, I’ve no idea either. Damn, it’s hot in here. You’d think a funeral place would turn on the air conditioning.”

“Yeah, I’ve got sweat in my shorts,” I heard someone say. A few others voiced their agreement.

“Keeps the smell down and all,” Quattro continued. “I know when it was a drive-thru the air worked good and sometimes the place was downright freezing.”

I saw a few people sniffing at the air. Were they sad? Or were they disappointed they couldn’t smell hotdogs and fries?

Dickie Vanderbilt stood off to the side, staring at his shoes, and picking at his rather large tie tack in the shape of a flamingo.

“But back to Elizabeth. I called her Betty once and, boy, she got mad.”

Mother sobbed loudly, which I knew was actually laughter. People turned to stare.

I wrapped my arm around her shoulder and pulled her close. “Mother, please. This funeral is bad enough.”

Her body shook with laughter. I gripped her tightly. “Oww,” she whispered.

“Behave yourself, or I’ll keep squeezing.” I shifted again on the bench, having a hard time sitting still when my legs kept sticking to the wood.

“Elizabeth was good to a lot of people,” Quattro continued. “Too bad she won’t be around to do any of us any more favors.” He looked around and rubbed the end of his nose.

I stared wide-eyed at him wondering if he was about to pick his nose.

“The truth is, I’ve run out of stuff to say. I know she wouldn’t have wanted to die so soon, but the problem is we all think we’re going to live forever, and we don’t. So, ‘God Bless’.” He waved and walked away from the podium.

Author Bio:
Crazy in Paradise, is my debut novel, a Florida Keys mystery, which makes the reader laugh, cry and cheer...

My personal ad would read:

Since all great journeys start with a single step, I'll have on a cute pair of shoes.

Crazy. Ice cream loving. Redhead. 5'2", long legs. As an avid exerciser, I get to the gym every five years or so. I hate being tricked by that stinking raisin in the oatmeal cookie when my heart was set on chocolate. And it's totally acceptable for me to be mildly annoying when it makes me laugh. South Florida is my home, with my ungrateful rescue animals, where Mother Nature takes out her bad attitude in the form of hurricanes.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Blog Tour: Survivor Roundup (review and giveaway!)

Red always knew she would have to face the man who nearly destroyed her. She just didn’t figure it would happen so soon . . . With the plague sweeping across the nation, destroying many and turning others into walking corpses, survivors head West in search of a chosen land, a place designed to keep the infected out, while sealing survivors inside. In theory, the idea seems the only way to keep humanity alive. In practice, it doesn’t matter whether a person is on the inside or the out—there is no humanity. . . . And even though John Gatherum hunted her down and instigated their reunion, Red’s no longer the passive girl he once manipulated. This time, she has a hidden agenda of her own. Kill him. Save her family. Save herself.

Angela Scott hears voices. Tiny fictional people sit on her shoulders and whisper their stories in her ear. Instead of medicating herself, she decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. She's not crazy. She's an author. For the most part, she writes contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, she found herself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West--and loving it. Her zombies don't sparkle, and they definitely don't cuddle. At least, she wouldn't suggest it. She lives on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. She graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of her love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn't require math. She can't spell, and grammar is her arch nemesis. But they gave her the degree, and there are no take backs.

My Review:
Geez, Angela Scott..why you gotta make such fun books? I LOVED Wanted Dead or Undead, the first book in this series. I really really had fun following Red and Trace around the old west. I grew quickly to love the characters and wanted to know what happened to them more and more! Wen, Caroline, Rivers, Ira and Fisher are not supporting characters that are quickly written and pushed to the side..they are all written with such care and respect and realness. So of course I was super thrilled to read this book too!

From the first sentence of  Survivor Roundup,  I could not wipe the dumb silly grin off my face! The sad parts, the sweet parts, the OMG parts, the funny parts..every one of them just made me feel like I was immersed in this book. My husband can attest to the fact that I felt on numerous occasion the need to explain to him what was going on. He saw me smile in happiness, and frown in sadness. This book has all the feels yo!

I won't go into EXTREME details about the sad bits, because they are super sad and kind of spoilery. I will however say that out of the few new characters, Nash is the one that got me..right in the feel zone. His story is brief but amazingly well done! Aponi, Kitchi, and Davis are great additions to the group. I really liked how this story unfolded naturally. Nothing was forced. The bounds of the group were strengthened and grown in this installment.

Basically, the jist of what you should get from my review is that this book was awesome. The characters are wonderfully written. The story is amazeballs, and I cannot wait to read the next book! Madam Scott, I salute you!

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blog Tour: Eve Hallows Books 1 & 2 Reviews and Giveaway!


For fourteen-year-old Eve Hallows, life can be summed up in one word—horrible.  She has the most horrible friends.  She lives in a horrible old castle.  Even her family is a bunch of horrible monsters.

However, in the monster-inhabited world of Gravesville—a world where messages are sent through Ouija boards, jack-o’-lanterns get facials to suit their moods, and the worst thing Eve has to deal with are those annoying zombie tourists who overrun her favorite graveyard during the Halloween season—horrible means wonderful.  And everything for Eve is perfectly horrible.

But her life is about to go head over heels when a mysterious group known as The Source starts terrorizing Gravesville.  Now she must move to the human world—where everything is opposite ... and for Eve, that's absolutely adorable!

Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks:

"Move over, Neil Gaiman’s CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK … make room, Lemony Snicket’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS … you’ve got company and competition for shelf space!" -- THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW

"WOW! What an absolutely horrible book (horrible meaning fantastic!) ... This book was laugh out loud funny.  I loved when Mom accidentally turned people to stone.  Dad's crazy attempts at running a pizza store were just hysterical." -- KIDS 'N' BOOKS

"This is the perfect book to be read aloud, read at night under the covers or simply devoured in one sitting. Robert Gray’s Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks simply shines with all of its fun creepiness, compelling characters and stellar writing. A MUST read for any MG fan!" -- WORD SPELUNKING

 "Eve Hallows is highly imaginative without being too complex for its target audience. Fall in love with Eve, her friends and her family of adorable monsters. Lose yourself in a light read that will remind you of those days when your English teacher just want you to read something, anything. This book is it. The one that you wish you read when you were in grade school." -- JOYOUS READS

"Overall, this book was fantastic. It presents an admirable role model as well as a strong family unit which will benefit young readers. When so many books right now have presented teens in a not-so-flattering light, it is so wonderful to find a book like this one." -- BOOK COVER JUSTICE


My Review: (Book 1)
Okay this book is horrible, and by horrible I mean cute! (word play is fierce with this one!) So Eve is a human child growing up in a town and family full of actual monsters! Everything is going great for her until her parent's tell her they are moving to "pencil vania." How absolutely adorable (bad)! She has to leave her friends and all she knows and what's worse...she has to go live near HUMANS! Ugh! 
I thought this book was simply adorable (back to normal meaning!) Eve is precocious and fun. Her family is a delightful pack of monsters that SHOULD want to eat her, but instead take her in and raise her as one of their own. There is all sorts of awesome adventures and cute and certain to make anyone fall in love with this story!


Ever since encountering The Source and its minions on Halloween, Eve Hallows has found life surprisingly quiet … not to mention adorably boring!  So when Dad receives a Ouija message that she must return to Gravesville, Eve couldn't be happier—at least until she discovers the Director of URNS, also known as the Grim Reaper, has a special job for Eve … one that will lead her to New York City and to the true identity of The Source.

With The Book of Shrieks offering zero help and a new URNS agent driving the school boys—and Eve!—crazy, Eve's beginning to realize this whole saving-the-world nonsense isn't what it's cracked up to be.

All this and she still has to find The Book of Shadows....

Praise for Eve Hallows and the Book of Shadows:

"This book was perfectly horrible! Horrible meaning amazingly awesome, of course. Eve's world once again sucked me in and would not let go until this part of Eve's story was finished" -- LILI LOST IN A BOOK

"This is a perfect combination of YA, Horror, Paranormal and Fun!" -- BOOK LOVERS PARADISE


My Review: (Book 2)

This book picks up where we left off in book 1! We find Eve trying hard to fit in with Humans and finding herself called back to Gravesville to meet with The Director of URNS. At first she is delighted to find herself amongst who she considers her true people, but things aren't the same. Her friends look at her differently, and her monsters don't trust her anymore. She's HUMAN and humans are trying to kill them!

So basically, poor Eve doesn't feel like she can fit in ANYWHERE! Ugh! The angst! Who hasn't felt this way before, especially when you were a kid!?

I love love love Eve. She's a strong, awesome, female character that I would be delighted to recommend to any little girl. (No sexism at play here, boys will love this book too!)

I think this series is amazingly well written, it's not dumbed down for kids. I found myself thoroughly enjoying these books and I am certain you will hear more about Eve Hallows and Robert Gray in the future!

Author Robert Gray

Robert Gray is a writer.  If that job description doesn't impress you, how about fantasy writer? Too general? Well, he doesn't get insulted if you call him a horror writer. If horror's not your thing, then scratch out horror and replace it with suspense. And for the kiddies, you can slap on a YA or MG in front of that title.

Gray lives in Bushkill, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

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Eve Hallows Blog Tour Schedule

December 20th
Books & Other Creative Adventures - Review
Must Read Faster - Review
Reading with ABC - Review & Guest Post
Bibliophile Mystery - Excerpt
Short and Sweet Reviews - Guest Post

December 21st
Lili Lost in a Book - Guest Post
The Solitary Bookworm - Guest Post & Review
The Bunny's Review - Interview
Promiscuous Diva - Guest Post
Books, Books the Magical Fruit - Interview & Excerpt

December 22nd
Turner's Antics - Review
Mom With A Kindle - Guest Post
Lovely Reads - Tens List

December 23rd
The Book Mark Blog - Review
Vanessa Morgan - Guest Post
Me, My Shelf and I - Tens List

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Promo Blitz: The Silver Sphere

The Silver Sphere
YA Fantasy
Published November 26th 2012 by Evolved Publishing (first published November 19th 2012)
ISBN ISBN13=978 (ISBN13: ISBN13=978162)

Evolved Publishing presents a wild journey to a sister planet of Earth, in "The Silver Sphere" by Michael Dadich. [YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi] Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father... when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy). His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere. With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless.... Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?

Links to Buy 

I’ve been writing since first setting pencil to steno pad at age 8. A year later, I began developing the world of my current series-in-progress, and even created its title, The Silver Sphere. Now, with the support of years of experience, those early maps and back stories have progressed into what I hope is a fresh and entertaining take on the classic young adult fantasy adventure.
Despite my frequent escapes into parallel worlds, I root myself firmly in my very real family and community. When not pacing the yard maniacally after every few pages of writing, I spend as much time as possible hanging out with my studly 9-year-old son, and my inspirational wife Jenna. I also coach several local youth sports teams in Beverly Hills, and alternate between yelling at my two crazy Corgis and hiking with my trained German Shepherd.
For more, join me in my favorite fantasy worlds, from Lord of the Rings to the creations of C.S. Lewis, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks. Even more importantly, stop by and say hello on my Facebook page at AuthorMichaelDadich, tweet me at @MichaelDadich, and stalk my website at

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Monday, December 17, 2012

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"We hope this event will inspire you to achieve any and all last reading goals of the year. Maybe there's just one book you need to finish or maybe it's a a whole stack. How much you read or what you read is completely up to you. You can participate for as many days as you want and you don't have to be a blogger to participate. You can keep the group posted on your progress through Goodreads updates and/or Twitter — we will be tweeting with hashtag #LR2012."
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So I've already posted my list here

I'm gonna update probably sporadically throughout the day! I'll try to keep it on this page so as not to clutter up my cluttery blog more. :)

1st Update: 12/17/12

Book: Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks (ebook)

Pages: 317

Notes: Finished book 1

2nd Update: 12/18/12

Book: Eve Hallows and the Book of Shadows (ebook)


What Are You Reading?

It's been a hot minute since I participated in this meme, but I figured since you know..the year is almost up..whatev. :) Just kidding. I've just plain forgotten to participate. :( I'm a bad book blogger person. Anyhoodle, this week I'm gonna be frantically flailing about like this
Trying to get all my christmas stuffs done, my work stuffs done, and of course getting as close to my 2012 reading goal as possible! Soooo needless to say these last couple of weeks of 2012 are gonna be BUSAY! SO BUSY!
Yeah, I got no reason to use this pic of Spike, but ...SPIKE! I probably will be guzzling coffee like Spike guzzles blood from his Kiss the Librarian mug! oooh I just found my cool ass reason to use this gif! Woot!

Now my bookish/fiendish/stupidish plans for this week:
  • Eve Hallows books 1 and 2 (blog tour coming at ya face soon!)
  • (Finish) To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore
  • (Finish) The Hobbit
  • Reviews: I have an ACTUAL stack of books near my desk that needs reviewin' so that's what I'll be a doing...(rhyming rocks y'all!)
  • Blog Fixin' ups! 
  • Challenges! 
2013 will probably be riddled with challenges that I will attempt. I have to have a better reading year than 2012. I just gotta. 

Promo Blitz: The Middle Isle by Taylor Dean

Book #1
Paranormal Romance
Date Published6/7/12

Zoe Grayson needs a change. So, she moves to another state, purchases an old, dilapidated 1920s Victorian Mansion, and sets out to restore it to its former glory. As she begins the restoration, she finds herself falling in love with the old house . . . not to mention its illustrious builder, Mr. Lancaster. Zoe becomes obsessed with the house as she discovers its secrets; hidden rooms, secret passageways . . . and a mysterious man who seems to think the house is his. Who is he? More importantly, how does he live in her home unseen and unheard?

The unexpected answers leave her reeling—and questioning everything she’s ever known. To her dismay, Zoe’s actions land her in the local psychiatric hospital, scheming for ways to return to Lancaster House . . . and the love of her life.


Date Published: December 1, 2012
The sequel to Lancaster House

Zoe Grayson is back in Lancaster House, ordered to bed rest for the duration of her unexpected pregnancy. Doctor Wade Channing, her overzealous psychiatrist, is living in Lancaster House, taking care of her, waiting on her, and tending to her every need. It seems to be the perfect arrangement.

There’s just one catch.

 She has to tell him her story—everything that has happened in her life since the moment she escaped from Serenity Hills. It’s been quite an adventure to include renovating another home and a walk down the middle aisle.

But, that’s all over now. Nothing is real. It never was.

How did she end up in this miserable situation?


Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up. 

Praise for Lancaster House:
Some Reviews:

Wow. Where to start? Lancaster House was one of the most exhilarating, amazing books I've read all year. Maybe even ever. There is an undercurrent of menace and a totally creepy vibe running through the first half of the novel, one which kept me turning the pages and had my heart beating that little bit faster. From the opening pages, you're sucked right into the action, wondering what is going on and what will happen next.

Wow! What an intense and refreshing book! It pulled me in form the very first page!It has everything from suspense to mystery and yes, of course, romance! This book kept me on edge by keeping me guessing to the very end! Lancaster House is not your same ole paranormal romance that we all have come to know and expect! Oh no! There was no way I could have guessed all the twists and turns that are held in this book! It left me surprised and very satisfied with the the whole story! I guarantee you have never read any other book that is remotely like this one (well at least I sure haven't and I have read a lot of books!) 
-Jess of Book Liaison

Andre and Zoe just give me chills at how beautiful they are together. Not to mention this story has every wow factor to it you can imagine. Twists and turns like you wouldn’t believe. It was a great adventure and a job well done for Taylor Dean. I absolutely loved it and would recommend it to everyone. A true masterpiece.
-Chasity of Batty for Books

Reading this book, I was not prepared for the strength of voice and the very real grit author Taylor Dean projects in her amazing story. Give me a great ghost story any day of the week. Fill it with kick butt heroines and a spicy romance and you have me at the word go. 

Lancaster House is amazingly written and such an original story. I was Zoe and Andre's number one fan from the beginning, they are an amazing couple, and Taylor easily conveys their love in this story.
-Brandy of Book Worm Brandy

Can I just say WOW! This is really a gripping read and one I recommend highly! Taylor Dean is on my list of must read authors now.

I have never read a book quite like this one. I can't begin to describe to you how good it was.