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Book Review: Angels Descendants

Angels Descendants by J. C. Seal

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This second book of J. C. Seal’s Angels and Demons series is a semi-standalone, focusing on a different main character to that of the first book. You follow Jason (or Iason, as he is actually called) and how he goes from a seemingly normal life, to one of mystery, mythology, and gods, in but the blink of an eye. A car crash sends his world into a spin, and he soon has to fight not only against (and with) his own newfound powers, but also that of enemy forces – even the powers of Lucifer himself. And that’s pretty badass!

Angels Descendants is an excellent follow up to the first book of the series, and it even supersedes it with its fantastic story and additional lore packed within the pages. I absolutely adore all the different abilities and powers that the angels (and their descendants) hold. They are described in a most intriguing way and they all come to fit perfectly into the plot and the developing storyline.

Another solid 5 stars for this author. This is an awesome page-turning, fast-paced read. I will definitely be picking up the third book of the series!

I was featured on KC Reads!

📚 I was recently featured by Karen Crawford and her book club KC Reads!

📚 The lovely members had all read my debut, The Power of Conviction 😁🙏 We had an amazing hour-long talk with plenty of laughs to go around 😍

📚 It was so much fun! Thank you again for having me ❤️

📚 Check out her website and book club blog here: http://www.karencrawfordmysteries.com/kc-reads/meet-catrin-russell-at-10am-mst-on-sunday-june-28th

Book Review: Og-Grim-Dog The Three-Headed Ogre

Og-Grim-Dog: The Three-Headed Ogre by Jamie Edmundson

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Og-Grim-Dog! What a champ!

So, I’ve spent a few nights now at the Flayed Testicles, and I have to say – I found myself thoroughly entertained! This book was relatively short, but it’s full of adventure(ing), swearing, alcohol consumption, looting, and the splashing of holy water, so what could ever go wrong?

I loved the world-building, and how Og-Grim-Dog begins by telling his story from somewhere in the middle, yet somehow still from the beginning. I liked the twist this provided, as well as the varied cast of characters. I especially loved the star of the show, Og-Grim-Dog, and “their” conversations. The way ogres work – the different personalities of the heads, and how they bicker – is incredibly entertaining.

This book gives off such a classic DnD feel, bringing back memories from playing the tabletop version of this game “back in the day”. I would most definitely recommend it to anyone with a fancy for litRPG!

Looking for ARC readers!

🖋️ I have finally finished editing the third book of The Prime Series, The Resurgence of Light!! 🖋️

📚 I am therefore looking for any potential ARC readers, either those who have previously read the first two books of the series, or those who are willing to give the series a try! I will of course provide copies of the books for free 😁🙏

📚 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭: In a sweeping war between humanity and demons, a Priestess of the Light is forced to choose between heart and duty. ⠀

Fate, prophecies and an impossible love will blur the very line between good and evil.

📚 𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: The Resurgence of Light, The Prime Series (Book #3)

📚 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: High/epic fantasy, Medieval fantasy, Dark fantasy, Fantasy Romance

📚 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 (for the series): Bloody and violent scenes, torture, consequences of prolonged sexual abuse, emotional scars and suffering. It also includes some steamy scenes and mature language.

📚 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐛: The blurb for The Resurgence of Light contains spoilers, so please check it out on Goodreads using the following link: https://buff.ly/2AweTqd

📚 𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠? 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐲! I would love the reviews to be posted on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or BookBub. Contact me by commenting below, or message me through DM and we will take it from there!

𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬: https://buff.ly/3gtLU5M

Righteous Dawn update!

📚 Since I’ve gone through my already published books, I did a quick addition to my short story prequel, Righteous Dawn, as well: an excerpt from the first book of The Prime Series – The Power of Conviction 😁🙏

📚 For anyone interested in reading the prequel, it is currently offered for FREE if you sign up to my newsletter! You can find it here: https://buff.ly/2YNFgS3

📚 Happy reading!! ❤️

Book review: Underbelly

Underbelly by Karen Crawford

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars

Considering my almost disconcerting fascination with crime and murders, it’s surprising how little I read from the same genre of books. So when I won this little bad boy in a giveaway, I decided to dive right in!

And no regrets here, people!! Damn! Enter Taryn Winter, a retired homicide detective. She is pulled back into the world of murders when a serial killer is discovered to have been killing prostitutes at a local hotel. Taryn’s old colleague and friend Daniel invites her to join the investigation, seeing as she has previously worked with many of the local prostitutes, and having been a protector of sorts for them.

Things soon take an unexpected turn, and Taryn finds herself not liking the development of their investigation, and a vedge forms between her and Daniel.

With constant twists and turns, this book was a hell of a ride! Classic “I know who it is” that turns into “what!?” Brilliant!!

With strong, believable characters, well-described surroundings, and an exciting plot, this book made for an entertaining read! I honestly finished it as quickly as I could. It draws you in, and you just need to know how it ends… And maybe even forces you to jump onto the next instalment of the series!! Luckily, it’s also on my TBR 😀

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