Monday, December 8, 2014

Review of Second Chances by Phoenix Rainez: There was no more her or him, just an infinite being of pure singularity

Synopsis:  To Louisa, the idea of hope is just that. An idea. After a chance encounter Louisa’s Cinderella story begins, and no fairytale is complete without a Prince Charming – enter handsome, charismatic gentleman, Damien. As he falls to her feet, Louisa prepares herself to ride off into the sunset. Before Louisa can say ‘happily ever after’ the dream she never asked for, disintegrates into a nightmare. The girl, who once upon a time, couldn’t even conceive the notion of hope, has to find some for herself. Cinderella has to slay her own demons from now on, starting with Damien ….
Second Chances Louisa

Louisa never failed to fascinate everyone with her natural ability to flirt dangerously with her surroundings, drifting through the rainforest like a woodland nymph dressed in neon greens and blues. She glided gracefully along the slippery, wet pathways, in and out of the trees and foliage, blending in as if she were part of the greenery, with her flaming red hair draped over her bare shoulders. She looked like a mythical creature.

Feather Stone's  Review:

What a thrill to be the first to post a review of Second Chances. I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this novel. This is an unbiased and honest review.

 Phoenix Rainez is an author I recently discovered. I have a feeling that her writing career is about to take off to become a sensational author. Over the past year I have followed her journey in writing Second Chances. What impressed me is that she ensured the manuscript was thoroughly edited. Phoenix Rainez has the drive and character to produce only the very best.

 About Second Chances - I don't regurgitate the plot in my reviews (sorry). Suffice to say that Second Chances takes the reader on a journey of two people as they navigate their emotions during their personal journeys, and during a relationship charged with romance and 'snakes'. It's a story of betrayal and despair. It's a story how one can fall into a deadly pit with no way out, unless they find the courage to transform themselves, becoming what they thought was impossible.

The book cover. Amazing. It is impossible to just glance at this book cover. Immediately, a reader wants to pick it up, get a closer look. It shouts intrigue and romance.

As I fell into the plot of Second Chances, my first reaction was that this is a sweet romance story. Then Phoenix Rainez turned up the heat - a lot. Oh my! I was hooked. As the plot moved on, I felt the darkening the mood. As the crisis enveloped me, I went without sleep to get to the last chapter. I had to. The characters had become so endearing, so real, that I needed to know how the hell they were going to resolve their troubles. Then Phoenix turned out the lights. OMG! Survival became paramount.

Loyalty, passion, honesty, betrayal, abandonment, cruelty, love, grief, joy, intimacy, loss are some of Second Chances key words that come to mind. The best key word, though, is 'shock.' Shock as a feeling expressed by the characters; and shock I felt as I turned each page. Shock, then despair or delight. My emotions were on a roller coaster in every chapter.

I truly loved this book. I give five stars for novels that have great characters and have a plot that keeps me reading in one sitting. Second Chances has all this. Phoenix's skill as a writer provided me with great descriptions of scenes. I felt the depth of the characters' emotions. I held the heroine in my arms as she wept; I charged at the man causing her such pain. I was there.

Was there anything that could have been better? Not much. The quick changes in point of view made me a bit dizzy at times, but not enough to lessen my enjoyment of the story. Thank you, Phoenix, for the honor letting me read a free ARC of Second Chances.

About the Author

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, and now living in England. I’m a wife and mother of two wonderful daughters and four adorable young grandchildren. I’m an incurable romantic and love long walks on a sandy beach at sunset. I am obsessed with the colour purple and a total chocoholic. Poetry is my first love and passion and I’ve been writing poems since the age of ten. My family and friends kept encouraging me to write and publish my first book and I am so glad I have finally achieved this goal. It is by no means my last book either, as I have many more romantic stories to tell.

Excerpt:

The feeling of her body surrendering to his touch excited and scared her all at the same time. She felt as if the essence of her life and soul were captured by his and united as one. There was no more her or him, just an infinite being of pure singularity

PURCHASE:  Ebook will be ready in 2 days time. Print is available on Amazon and Createspace

SECOND CHANCES is available to purchase as a paperback. Your paperback copy is just a click away. Here are the links to follow -
https://www.createspace.com/4977998
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1501022539 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1501022539 
http://www.amazon.de/dp/1501022539 
http://www.amazon.es/dp/1501022539 
http://www.amazon.fr/dp/1501022539 
http://www.amazon.it/dp/1501022539

  And yes it is available internationally.

Phoenix Rainez social media sites:

Blog:  https://angieneto.wordpress.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/phoenixrainez
Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/phoenixraines20/
Tumblr:  http://phoenixrainez.tumblr.com/
 LinkedIn and Twitter - under construction at this time

Second Chances Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNM9yuGkygY&feature=youtu.be

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Two of the most daring and beguiling characters you'll ever meet in a novel.


The Guardian’s Wildchild,
a story of mystics and murder. Trespass into a world of evil. Feel the horror that drives men and women risk more than their life, lose more than their soul.Can the Higher Good vanquish madness?  The planet’s future lies on the shoulders of one mystic and one naval captain.

Sidney Ivey Davenport, otherwise known as Wildchild, was born in Vancouver year 2018. Her Guardian family moves to Hawk’s Island to ensure safety of Sidney and her brother; and to provide a Guardian Elder mentor to guide her innate supernatural powers.
Sidney grows bold and beautiful and had distaste for rules. Affectionately known as Wildchild due to her rebellious nature, her self-confident grows in step with her powerful gifts. As rebellious as she could be, she loves Greystone and her Guardian, Stone Clan even more. She becomes a powerful Guardian, particularly in manipulating energy of objects, time/space travel, and rapid healing. She will need all her powers, and more, in an attempt to stop the evil Madame.

Once the Guardian's knew their sun crystals had been discovered by Madame, they foresaw a planet on the verge of madness. They sent their most powerful Guardian into the darkness to stop Madame. Their visions had failed to reveal that Sidney was ill prepared to deal with another dark force, more lethal than Madame.

Sam, walking on the edge, ready to dance with the devil if that what it takes to get his sons back.
Sam, walking on the edge, ready to dance with the devil if that what it takes to get his sons back.
Samaru Alan Waterhouse was born April 1, 2008 in Seattle, Washington. His father was an Admiral in the American Naval Forces, mother was Japanese and a Guardian, but she had kept that a secret. Sam’s parents were killed in the Great Quake of 2020. Raised in foster homes, he was steered away from his mother’s Buddhist and Guardian influence. However, he remained intuitive and practiced meditation.
He is tall and maintains a rigorous program to remain fit. He’s retreated into a dark place following the murder of his wife. The abduction of his sons has driven him to near madness. To remain sane, he lives by the naval rule book and code of an officer.

As captain of a US naval ship, he commands a strong crew, some who like to push his buttons to 'lighten up.' He's unaware that he is transporting mysterious, powerful crystals to an admiral who is league with Madame. He's also in charge of executing the admiral's enemies.  His meticulous world unravels when a strange woman is brought to his ship for execution.

The Guardian's Wildchild is available at Simon and Schuster, ebook is 99 cents: http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Guardian-s-Wildchild/Feather-Stone/9781936305896

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jennifer Lane Books Blog: SAVING POUGHKEEPSIE by @Debra_Anastasia Now Availa...

Normally I avoid stories written as a series. However, knowing Debra Anastasia is a top notch author, I took a chance on her Poughkeepsie series. Each book (Poughkeepsie, Return to Poughkeepsie) had me riveted to my chair. What I loved most was the depth of her remarkable characters. The action was so fast paced that my kindle's screen got hot with me 'flipping' to the next page. What is unusual is this. Even after reading a very good novel, I often forget the details of the story within a few weeks. Not so with Poughkeepsie. The intensity of the story's themes, the gut wrenching emotional turmoil, the sexual heat, the everything was so cleverly written that I'll remember Poughkeepsie for years.



Now that I have Saving Poughkeepsie, I'll be unavailable until I've read the last page, LOL.



Note: This story is best suited for mature adults.



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