All posts for the month April, 2011

Review: Demonized by Naomi Clark

Published 29/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Demonized
Author:          Naomi Clark
Pages:            96 (on my e-reader)
Catagory:      Paranormal

The story:

PI Ethan Banning is smoking too much, sleeping too little, and hearing voices. One voice, to be exact: the voice of the demon that possessed him on his last case. A voice that urges him to hurt, rape, kill, and Ethan doesn’t think he has the strength to ignore it much longer. 

When his latest missing person case turns into a murder investigation, Ethan finds himself fighting not just demonic urges, but black magic, an incubus with a hidden agenda, and a client who just won’t pay up. Luckily, Ethan’s got a few friends on his side, like Detective Anna Radcliffe, and his trusty dog, Mutt. If Ethan can ignore the demon long enough, he might just solve this case before it kills him
( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I loved this novella about Ethan,the P.I we met in Afterlife. It’s really interesting to read more about this character and what happened to him after he left Shoregrave. He’s still haunted and he sturggles to deal with that.
This story is just like Afterlife, you get thrown into the action and you get to learn more about the characters in the next chapters. I love the writing style of this author, she really knows how to keep you glued to your book.

The verdict of a book addict:

Amazing novella that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I can’t wait to read more from this author!

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Follow Friday & Blog hop #15

Published 29/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict
It’s friday again so time to partictpate in some blog hopping fun! First of all I’m going to start with the Follow friday hosted by Parajunkee’s View.
The question this week is:

Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

– Lover Awakened
– Vampire kisses
– An apple for Zoë
– A dragon forsaken
– The Banishing
– The hunger games
– Shiver
– Last sacrifce ( Vampire Academy )
– Afterlife ( Naomi Clark )

I have to say it was hard to pick only ten books haha

And of course we can’t forget the Blog Hop, the Blog Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books.
The question this week is:

“Summer is coming quickly – what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?”

The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy from Maggie Stiefvater.

In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. InLinger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in

So  that’s it for this week have a great weekend everyone!

18 & over tag along #10

Published 29/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict
As always I keep the 18 & over tag along seperate from the other hops. It just feels better this way, to give it it’s own post. The 18 & over tag along is hosted by Bitten by paranormal romance
The question this week is:

Question of the week: Do you have another hobby besides reading?

If I’m not reading I love to play sims 3, watch a movie ( horror, Disney, costume drama and sometimes just a girly movie. ) or visti a concert. 

Have a great weekend!!

Review: Afterlife by Naomi Clark

Published 29/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Afterlife
Author:           Naomi Clark
Pages:             296 ( on my e-reader )
Catagory:        Vampire Paranormal

The story:

Yasmin Stoker is a ghost tour guide who spends her days showing tourists around Shoregrave’s haunted hotspots. She also happens to be a wraith who spends her nights hunting Revenants, newly-risen flesh-eating vampires. On one of her regular hunts, she witnesses a mysterious ghostly girl pulling the body of a teenage boy underground. Who and what is this girl, and why is she attacking men around the city? Yasmin investigates, but it quickly becomes clear that somebody wants to keep her from finding the killer and they’ll do anything–including ambushing her with ghouls and cacodaemons–to stop her. 

With only a persistent private eye and a taciturn vampire (one of the Immaculate, no less) to help her, Yasmin must deal with fanatical necromancers, crazed ghosts, and a sexy history teacher in her quest to solve the mystery. And along the way she uncovers some heartbreaking truths about her own existence

The view of a book addict:

This story is beyond amazing, you get thrown right into the action. After the action the author reveals the world she created bit by bit. I loved the main character she’s someone I could be friends with.
I loved the world the author created in this book, not just the mortal world and the demon world. It has more layers and a lot of diffrent creatures.

The verdict of a book addict:

An amazing book set in a wonderful scary place. If you like a book with a lot of action like me, this is your book!

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Review: Union of Renegades ( The Rys chronicles #1) by Tracy Falbe

Published 28/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Union of renegades ( The Rys chronicles # 1 )
Author:           Tracy Falbe
Pages:             338 ( on my e-reader )
Catagory:        Fantasy

The story:

The Rys Chronicles begin with this character-rich adventure that follows the travels of Dreibrand Veta, an ambitious warrior who seeks to rebuild his noble family’s fortune. He is the first to join the powerful rys spellcaster Shan, whose race possesses magical powers and whose Queen Onja rules many human kingdoms as their Goddess. The wickedness and tyranny of Onja disgust Shan and he desires to seize the rys throne from her. The third renegade is Miranda. After escaping from her abusive slave master, she becomes a crucial player in Shan’s bid for power. To weaken Onja, Shan raises rebellion among her human subjects and gathers allies to his cause. Shan demonstrates his magic in battle and convinces his followers that the fearsome rys Queen can be overthrown. For over two thousand years Onja has ruled, but now, not even fear of her ability to enslave souls will stop her ambitious enemies

The view of a book addict:

The story is really great, but I had a little trouble getting into it. I love fantasy novels, but somehow they always take a little time to grow on me. I loved the background information about the worlds the author created. They made the world easier to see while you read the book The maps looked really great even on my e-reader.
Something that spoke to me was that you just didn’t follow one character, I always like to read more point of views of a story. This story took a little time to grow on me but once it di dit wouldn’t let me go. I’m really curious about what will happen next in this series.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great fantasy book, that took me a little time to get into but evantually captured me. This book is for all the real fantasy lovers.

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Wonderful series Wednesday #11

Published 27/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Series title: The forest of hands and teeth
Author: Carry Ryan
How many books are there: 3
Catagory: Zombies
What is the series about:
Goodreads summary of the first book:
In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

Wich books have I read already?
This series made me fall in love with a new creature in books: Zombies. I’ve always been a fan of the zombie movies but I just didn’t know if I would like any books about them. So this was my first meeting with zombies in literature. I loved the book from the first page to the last and I couldn’t wait to start reading the next book. So I’ve read the first two books and I’m ashamed to say that I still have to order a copy of the third book
Are there more books coming?

To be honest I don’t know the answer to this question 

Teaser Tuesday #13

Published 26/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict
It’s Tuesday again so time for another Teaser Tuesday hosted by Should Be Reading! Here is how it works:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
And here is my Teaser for this week:
I had all the usual trepidation I felt when approaching Nicomedes. Emma’s presence didn’t help. I  remembered our last meeting, his torn face and scratched eye sockets, and hoped he’d at least sewn himself up. As we descended the staris my sense of dread mounted.

(Afterlife by Naomi Clark ) 

Review: The dark province son of Duprin by William H. Johnson

Published 25/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               The Dark Province Son of Duprin
Author:           William H. Johnson 
Pages:             381
Catagory:        Fantasy

The story:

Sitting in the honored stalls of the Crystal Sanctuary, Calvin Gooding should be rejoicing in the message he receives from the Holy King of Duprin. But his heart is heavy. He awaits the carriage in which he must ride to deliver the fated news to his family. Time has run out. In the midst of this sorrow, exhaustion, and uncertainty, a sorceress from the Dark Province appears to Calvin. She promises to make his terminally ill twin sister, Marilyn, well again. As twins, Calvin and Mari share a special bond, and Calvin will do almost anything to save his sister’s life. But in order to free Mari from death’s grip, the sorceress claims that Calvin must travel to the Dark Province-a land where souls and flesh are devoured by the lawless and the spirit of man is bound in shackles. It’s a reckless land dominated by morally corrupt warlords and open sexuality. Wrapped tightly in his religion, Calvin must make a life-altering decision. He can choose to follow the sorceress into the sinful abyss to save his sister, or he can accept a life of guilt and certain torment over Mari’s death.

The view of a book addict:

I really liked this story, it’s actually a very sweet story. I felt I went to all the places the main character went to because of the amazing description of them. I was really sucked into the tale and I really wished everything would turn out right.
I hoped the main character would have what he wanted and I felt very sad when he lost one of the things he wanted.

The verdict of a book addict:

Great book, full of adventures. If you like real fantasy books then this is a story you must read!

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Interview with Joey Mills

Published 25/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Today I want to welcome Joey Mills on My Book Addiction. I read the book Crowe and after reading the book I got really curious abou the author.

So give a warm welcome to: Joey Mills!

1.       Can you tel lus a little bit about yourself?
I am a 33 year old father of three. I am a native of the Missouri Ozarks, where my family and I currently reside. I’m busy promoting Crowe right now and getting ready to begin writing the first draft of my next novel in the coming days.
2.       When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I think the first time that I took real pride in something I had written was during my sophomore year of high school. I didn’t think it was a viable career choice (where do you go to get a job as a writer outside of the local newspaper?), so I shelved it as a career path and focused my attention elsewhere.
However, the story ideas kept on coming. I think that’s why I never found real happiness in a job until I started writing… I wasn’t doing what I felt like I was supposed to be doing. Those jobs were part of the plan, though, and once my wife finished school and began her career, I was able to stay home to get the kids where they needed to be and to pursue my passion for writing. In the end, it all worked out.
3.       What comes first? The story, the charater(s) or the idea for the novel?
For me, the idea comes first, but it isn’t a complete picture of the novel. It usually starts as a scene… something visually striking that makes me think, “wouldn’t it be cool if…”. From there the story just sort of forms around that scene, coming faster and more brilliantly. I’ll throw a few characters at the scene and see what feels good, and start writing. As those characters evolve and take on a life of their own, they sometimes take the story in expected places.
4.       What would be your favorite past time activity, when you are not writing?
I love to read, which I think is a must if you’re going to be a writer. When you’re wholly immersed in reading and writing, there’s not much time for anything else, especially when you have three kids to care for as well.
5.       Are there any writers ou there that have inspired you?
I’m a huge Stephen King fan, not only of his fiction but of his book On Writing as well. Regardless of what you think of the man’s fiction, On Writing is a must for anyone considering writing as a career.
6.       Can you tell a little more about your book: Crowe?
Crowe is about a young man named Johnny Crowe who, because of the circumstances of his upbringing, is almost invisible to the people of the small town where he lives. When the Civil War breaks out, Johnny sees his opportunity to make something of himself, so he joins the Confederate army in order to defend his home state of Virginia. His hope is that the fighting will end quickly and he will be able to return home, having earned the respect of the townsfolk, and marry his sweetheart.
But, things don’t go so well for Johnny. He is wounded the first time he sees action. He continues to run into obstacles along the way, but a mysterious stranger — Mr. Scratch — always seems to have exactly what Johnny need to get himself out of whatever predicament he finds himself in, for a price.
These things take a toll on Johnny to the point that all he wants to do is return home. However, the man the returns is much different than the boy who left, and Johnny must come to terms with who he is, what he believes, and what his role is in the small-town universe that he calls home. He must also confront the truths about his past and the forces that shaped his destiny.
7.       What inspired you to write this story?
I was watching the “Night on Bald Mountain” scene from the old Fantasia film from like 1940 and started wondering about the town where the story takes place. Who would live in a town like that, under the shadow of Bald Mountain? The story just sort of came from there.
8.       Which character did you enjoy writing about the most and why?
All of the characters had their charms and their difficulties. Johnny is by far the character that hits closest to home for me. Mr. Scratch was a lot of fun, particualrly the little number when he first meets Johnny. Saul Samuels was all kinds of fun to write, in the most sinister way.
9.       If you could have dinner with one of your characters who would you choose and why?
It would have to be the version of Johnny that appears at the end of the story. I think the first thing I would do is apologize to him for putting him through all of that, then listen to his tales about what happened after the story ended.
10.   Do you get a lot of responses from your readers?
Unfortunately, no. I’d love some feedback — good, bad, or indifferent. I know what I think of the book, but I’d love to know what others thought. The only thing I’ve heard is from my mom, who told me that she thought it would end differently.
11.   What are you currently working on?
I am working on a ten-book series, which I had originally pitched to the publishing house. Book one is starting to come together well and I’m very excited about it. To me, Crowe felt a little timid, in that I didn’t know exactly what to expect from the process. With my next book, Pentecost, I’m not holding anything back! I just me with my photographer about the cover today and this book is going to rock, from the front cover to the last word.
12.   Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?
Thank you for your support of me and Crowe. It turned out to be a really personal story and I hope that others can relate to the story and the struggles that Johnny goes through. You can check out more about Crowe, me, and my next project at I’d love to hear what you think!
Thank you so much Joey for taking the time to visit my blog. 

Review: Crowe by Joey Mills

Published 25/04/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Crowe
Author:           Joey Mills
Pages:             236 ( on my e-reader )
Catagory:        horror

The story:

Johnny Crowe is an outsider who longs for the acceptance of the folks of the small town 
of Fiddler’s Picket. In the spring of 1862, Johnny enlists in the Confederate Army with the hope of making something of himself and, in return, earning the respect that he yearns for.

Leaving his home on Devil’s Knob as well as his beloved Anna Lee behind, Johnny travels to Richmond, Virginia, to enlist. Over the spring and summer, the war takes its toll on Johnny’s mind, body, and soul. Aid comes in the form of the mysterious Mr. Scratch, who always has a solution for Johnny’s predicament in his magical trunk; provided that Johnny is willing to pay the price.

Follow Johnny as he works his way up through the ranks of the Army in the process of 
finding his way back home to Fiddler’s Picket. Will Anna Lee accept man who comes home in place of the boy she once knew? What price is Johnny willing to pay to make it back to her? And what dark secret is awaits him upon his return to Devil’s Knob?

The view of a book addict:

I really liked the concept of this book, the war and the pact with the devil. This last part made me want to read this book. I think it was a great story with great characters. I really liked to follow the story of Johnny Crowe, how he changed during the story.
The final meeting with the devil really gave me goosebumps and I couldn’t wait to read how that encouter would end.

The verdict of a book addict:

A good book that tells what war does to people and how they can change. And the Devil element makes it even more exciting.

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