The Keepers:Archer by Rae Rivers Review+Giveaway

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The Keepers: Archer

By: Rae Rivers

Published by Harper Impulse, Harper Collins

Available June 20th, 2013

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Blurb

Lose yourself in the world of The Keepers, an exciting new Paranormal Romance trilogy from Rae Rivers.

“Don’t ever look for me again, Archer.”
His mouth curled into a smile. “Game on.”

Central Park. Sienna Beckham is out jogging in the autumn sun, feeling almost ordinary. Trouble is, she’ll never be. She’s on the run from her life as a powerful witch and the three Keepers blood-bound to protect her.

Evil is hot on Sienna’s tail and Archer Bennett is searching for her, desperate to find her before they do. As one of her Keepers, he will fight to his death to defend her.

Sienna must return and defend her hometown, Rapid Falls – but she has to face the past and master her powers. And as forbidden feelings blossom between Sienna and Archer, will their love survive the ultimate war?

The Keepers: three strong and handsome warrior brothers, born to protect.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:
This book got a lot of emotions out of me. I was surprised at how much the main character (Sienna) annoyed me. She is too much of  a girly girl for my taste. The beginning of the book caught my attention, it kept me hooked. I liked the fact that there was action right at the beginning.
Towards the middle, I don’t think it was the best. It focused more on the thought of action rather than the actual action. If that makes any sense. It had the basic idea but no examples leading off to the idea’s base.
The end was really good! It wrapped up the book nicely. Oh how I love cliffhangers… it wasn’t what I expected. But towards the end I was holding my breath pleading.
Throughout the whole book Rivers used a few phases too much. Like how Sienna blames everything on the ‘testosterone’. Also, how every time Archer gets hurt she squeals (she doesn’t squeal, that is just how I imagined it)  “Archer, your hurt!” And rushes over to him. There are a few more but I think I proved my point. Nonetheless, I will definitely read the next book!

Excerpt

Sienna put a hand on Archer’s arm.  “I’m going to find Warrick and get him to talk to me so we can go home.”

Archer responded by sliding both hands behind her lower back and pulling her tighter against him so that her body was flush against his.  She gasped at the sudden close contact and the intensity of his grip on her and tried to pull back to see his expression.

“Just a minute more,” he whispered in her ear, keeping her in place as they swayed to the music.  Her body shivered in response, his breathy words scattering her thoughts in an instant.

“Careful, Archer, any closer and people will start thinking I’m your woman.”

“You are my woman.”

She’d meant to tease him, to ease the sudden possessive grip he had on her, but when his mouth edged towards hers, the gentle scrape of his lips against her skin and his whispered words ripped a soft shudder through her.

“No.”

“Not yet.  In time, you will be.”

She smiled against him.  “Confident tonight, are you?”

“I call it like I see it.”  His fingers toyed with the seam of her dress at her lower back, and his lips hovered dangerously close to hers.

“You know we can’t.”

“I’m not in the mood to please The Circle right now and besides, some of the best things in life are the things that are forbidden.”

“What are we, Adam and Eve?”

His face softened in a breathtaking grin and in a gentle movement, he released her, twirled her around, and drew her back to cradle her in a possessive hold that enthralled rather than annoyed her.

She longed to throw caution to the wind and kiss him, take what he offered, and lose herself in this gorgeous man.  Screw the consequences.

Instead, she opted for the safe route.  “Stop it, Archer.”

“Scared to admit the truth?”

“No.”

“Liar,” he breathed against her lips before pulling back.

She blinked, trying to ignore the flash of desire that raced through her body and pretend her senses hadn’t just been overrun by pure male sexiness.

Wow.

“I should go,” she said, needing some distance between them.  After all, she was here for a reason and it wasn’t to spend the night in Archer’s arms – on the dance floor or otherwise.

The silent motion of his head agreed with her, but she could see that he was worried.

She didn’t blame him.  Beneath her cool façade, even she was worried.

But she had a plan.  One she wouldn’t share with her Keepers just yet.

And she hoped to hell it worked.

About the Author

Rae Rivers keeper author

I’m an avid reader and writer with a passion for writing romance novels. I live in Cape

Town, South Africa, with my gorgeous husband, two beautiful children and a zoo of house pets.

Besides writing, I love family time, the outdoors, travelling, watching TV series, reading and

chocolate. For more information about my books, or me, please visit www.raerivers.com

I can also be found here: Facebook Goodreads Pintrest Twitter: @raerivers1

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The Fallen Star (Fallen Star #1) by Jessica Sorensen Review

11051889[1]Goodreads Description:

For eighteen year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. Up until recently, she has been incapable of feeling emotion. And when she’s around Alex, the gorgeous new guy at school, she can feel electricity that makes her skin buzz. Not to mention the monsters that haunt her nightmares have crossed over into real-life. But with Alex seeming to hate her and secrets popping up everywhere, Gemma’s life is turning into a chaotic mess. Things that shouldn’t be real suddenly seem to exist. And as her world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars!!

My Thoughts:

I zoomed through this book. I was surprised how fast I went threw it. It’s 416 pages but it felt like a 200 page book and before I knew it, it was over. I was disappointed that the book had ended. It’s the type of book you can’t put down after you’ve picked it up. It was perfect for me because it kept moving forward at a steady pace throughout the whole book. It also has astronomy in it, which I looooooooove. So it immediately caught my interest, plus the cover is amazing. Though the main character (Gemma) is a little on the stupid side, I fell in love with her. And Alex…let’s just say he wasn’t on my good side. But I think it’s just me, everyone falls in love with the hot cocky bad boy, right? He was just a little too cocky for me. It was agitating. Anyways, I recommend this to paranormal/fantasy book lovers and I will be sure to read the sequel!

Spoilers:

Now introducing my new book boyfriend!! Layden ❤

He was about five or six inches taller than me, which meant he was really tall-six foot at least. His blond hair swept across his forehead, the tips dyed a bright blue that matched the shade of his eyes. A silver ring hooped the bottom of his dark red lips. He wore a grey t-shirt, black jeans, and biker boots. Black symbols tattooed a foreign language of some kind. Greek maybe?

 

 

It was also really weird how often they said the word “heck” in the book. I was surprised that near the end of the book the author used the word “hell”. It was a bit annoying, probably because I’m used to everyone just saying whatever they want, and “heck” didn’t seem to fit.

Now to talk about Gemma. I think she is a little bit on the stupid side.. I mean I understand that she was let in the dust, wasn’t told anything or could remember anything about her past, and had bad social skills. But it doesn’t take a freakin’ rocket scientist to figure out that Alex is a liar! I think she’s stupid because she was continuously giving Alex information that he sure as hell didn’t need to be hearing. And frankly I think it was way too much information. I also think she’s an idiot for not figuring out that the little girl in ALL of her visions were her. I was also agitated by the way she acted around Alex, I do get that she hasn’t experienced love but she couldn’t hide anything from him. All because he flashed a stupid smile at her..

And Alex is a major dick. I think what he was telling Stephen about it being hard for him to lie to Gemma was a bunch of bull. He needed to get his emotions in check before he started messing with Gemma’s. And then right before she got her emotions wiped out he decided it was a good idea to kiss her. Yeah, I don’t like Alex. If you can’t already tell. Plus, how Alex treated Gemma like he owned her, like she was a piece of property.

 

 

 

 

Dark Child:Omnibus Edition by Adina West Review

17936753[1]Goodreads Desciption: This intriguing urban fantasy follows the story of Kat Chanter, who discovers that the world she knows is controlled by ancient creatures who feed on blood. And she might just be one of them …

Lately things have been getting weird for pathology technician Kat Chanter. She’s been craving raw meat, and having dreams so realistic they’re scary. When she accepts a job offer from the prestigious Hema Castus Research Institute, she hopes she’ll have the chance to discover what’s wrong with her, but instead, her move to New York thrusts her headlong into a treacherous hidden world, where the wrong move could be fatal . . .

Tarot, witchcraft and astrology all take on a frightening resonance in Dark Child’s richly imagined alternative reality where vampiric beings live among us, hidden by magic. Dark romance tangles with paranormal fantasy and page-turning suspense in this enthralling tale of ‘dark child’ Kat Chanter, half-human and half-vampire, who has woken an ancient prophecy and must face a formidable destiny.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

My Thoughts: It was an ok book. I loved the plot behind it, the whole idea of who or should I say what the main character is, caught my attention. The pace of the book was very slow, too slow. It just didn’t really hook me until I was 75%  done with the book. I didn’t know what was going on until the near end when they explained it. And to top it off, the beginning and middle was very bland. I had to force myself to keep reading. The antagonist wasn’t as evil as I thought and also didn’t appear until the middle of the book. All in all, it was ok, and I can’t help feeling that there was a book before this, that explained everything clearly..

And anyone who is reading or want’s to read A Tale of Two Cities. BE WARNED!! They give away the ending in this book. I learned that the hard way…in which I am currently reading that book.

Spoilers:

Here are all of the reasons I didn’t like Kat:

  • I thought she was stupid. Just the simple fact that she wouldn’t believe evidence that is right in front of her. The psychic gave her the Arcana and she still wouldn’t believe it, she kept telling herself it was a coincidence.
  • Plus:  “Though the psychic hadn’t exactly predicted the cab ride from hell, so her reliability was looking a little questionable” 

This. This pissed me off, I swore the psychic wasn’t reliable a minute ago. Now it’s ‘questionable’??

  • Also: People came up with crazy theories for things every day of the week, and it didn’t make them true.

She’s talking about how her being a ‘dark child’ isn’t true because the psychic is making it up. And I’m just thinking  to myself…This girl is so stupid! The freakin’ book was made in the early 1900’s. -_- ugh

  • The fact that she forgave the dickhead known as Jonathan for draining her. I would’ve killed him for almost killing me!! I would’ve gone ballistic in front of him, and ended up crying and then harshly whisper that I will NEVER forgive him.

Also, I was really surprised when things got intimate with Alek and Kat, I really thought Kat was smarter than that. But of course the girls always go for the jerks and players.

I really thought sparks were going to fly when Amarok talks to her. Instead he gets friend zoned! Need I replay this scene?

“you’re the closest thing I have to a best friend, wolf-man.”

Now lets have a moment of silence to honor our brother Amarok in the friend zone:

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Chasing Mercy by Stacy Claflin Review

17929414[1]Goodreads Description: The summer after graduation should have been the most exciting time of Mercy’s life.

Instead, on the way to an exciting overseas trip, she barely survives an accident that kills the rest of her family. As soon as she’s released from the hospital, a creepy hooded figure with black skinny jeans begins to chase her.

At home, Mercy experiences other ghostly encounters. Kit, her neighbor who happens to run a paranormal blog, thinks that her brush with death has made her more sensitive to life on the other side. She discovers that the creepy hooded figure is holding her dad’s ghost captive so she enlists the help of Kit to rescue her dad from the ghost who’s chasing her.

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My Thoughts: This was a quick read. It was very interesting. I liked how the author dove right into the plot instead of waiting a couple chapters for things to get good. I loved Mercy and Kit’s relationship throughout the whole book. The fact that the author kept me on edge through it is one reason why I’m giving this 5 stars. Another reason is a shocking ending. I can most of the time predict an ending to a book I read but this one I couldn’t and it caught me off guard. I can’t wait for the second book!!

I noticed that both Kit and Mercy fold their arms a lot throughout the book. Not that I was annoyed or anything, I also wasn’t happy about it though. I’m just saying…nonchalantly.

Spoilers:

Right after Mercy kissed Kit I was like awwwwww! Then when he said he was gay..I was uninterested in the rest of the book. But then I thought about it and I knew he couldn’t be gay. I didn’t believe him because the kiss was indeed intimate.

Then when she stated that she didn’t care: I was entering dangerous territory, and I knew it, but I couldn’t help it. Kit had to be the most wonderful guy alive. Gay or not. I knew that it was true love, not even caring if he was gay.

And then the part where she planned on trying to swoon him anyway because she didn’t believe he was gay, either. She wears her hair down and flips it every other minute 😛 who does that?? It’s like she has muscle spasms in her neck.

“”So what’s in there? Old saws and stuff?” I asked, batting my eyelashes. Hahahahahahaha who does that? She sucks at flirting, big time.

And then the end… Sigh. I definitely did not see this coming. I was so sad! My heart dropped into my stomach. And he found out right after he told her he loved her!!!!!! Why Stacy, why?! In my head, I went ballistic. I was sad for Mercy and I was sad for Kit.

But of course Mercy won’t go with the reaper to join her family yet.. She has unfinished business with Kit. But then again, the Reaper was a handsome young man, and who can say no to that? I would take the hot boys hand and follow him anywhere. (:

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