Friday, February 7, 2014

Short Adventures 1 -2014

Happy Friday Lovelies!!! Hope you will have a wonderful day. Let me continue this Friday by reviewing three wonderful and amazing short stories from three different authors, all of them from CHBB, Vamptasy and Hot Ink Press. Hope you'll enjoy! <3

Heroes & Villains by Zoe Adams

Katie and Frankie are enemies. Have been since the start of university, and nothing will change that. Nothing.
When the prospect of a costume party is thrown into the mix, it's the opportune moment for Katie to showcase her true nature. Enter into the mix a charismatic young man, dressed to match her own theme, things become very interesting for the young virgin.

I truly enjoyed Heroes & Villains. Katie is this little “geek”, the quiet girl who loves computer games and cartoons. She really don’t care about the social life, and she really doesn’t like one of her classmates; Frankie. Frankie is in a way the very opposite of Katie; popular, sleeps around, and a jerk.

Add a costume party with a superhero/villain theme, and this lass is ready to go ALL the way!

Cute, well written story. Great ending! The whole idea with the costume party is a funny twist, and one I enjoyed. I loved every page, and it is definitely NOT the last time I read something by Zoe.

Zoe is a 21 yr old graduate from BA (Hons) Professional Writing.

Finding inspiration from a multitude of sources, such as music and foreign cultures, she enjoys writing a multitude of genres such as: crime, erotica, fantasy, horror, paranormal, science fiction and YA lit. She is currently signed with independent publishing house, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Press, where she is writing a mythical set of horror novellas.

You can find Zoe here: Goodreads ~ Website/Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

You can buy Heroes & Villains here

A lot of Pride and some Prejudice by Petronela Ungureanu

On the verge of losing her home and her position in society, Miss Portia Thorpe is fighting all her battles with her very heart. When Lord Salisbury is offering his friendship and support, she develops a most unsuitable inclination towards him. Surrounded by uncertainty and some very strange events, Portia must face the future where her estate, Valhalla, lost at poker by her father, gets a new mysterious owner. Will she manage to find her place in the new order of things? Will she accept an unexpected marriage proposal, just to save her home? With some pride, a little prejudice and all the courage in the world, she will eventually find a solution.

Oy, where to start?

Have you read or seen the book/movie(s) Pride & Prejudice? If you loved that one, you’ll definitely enjoy Petronela’s story.

A lot of Pride and Prejudice is a story about Portia who is faced with the worse choice in her life. Her father has gambled everything away, and they’re about to lose the mansion Valhalla, their home. IF Portia wants to keep it, she has to marry a wealthy man, and her father has found just the perfect one…. Except… Portia really don’t want to. She hates the idea of losing her only home, but she hates the thought of marrying someone she doesn’t love even more. Especially after meeting her fiancé’s brother.

I love the setup in this story. Petronela has created a beautiful and tragic tale that ensnares you and refuses to let go. I found myself reading faster and faster to see what happened.

There are so many surprises in A lot of Pride and Some Prejudice, it was a delight to read. And no… I won’t tell you about it. Nope. But every twist, every mystery and surprise is a delight to read. As always Petronela writes an amazing story that grabs you, drags you in and makes you feel connected with the persons.

I love elves, fairies and writing about them. I have just published my very first short story on Amazon and I am deliriously happy :). It is called "Lost in the Seven Worlds" and it is a magical romance :).

You can find Petronela here: Goodreads ~ Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
Buy A Lot of Pride and Some Prejudice here

Magick Weaved on a Samhain Eve by V.J. Chrisholm

Alexia is a lively, single, sassy and sexy coven witch, somehow she finds herself and her sex life ( or lack of it) the hot topic of her fellow coven sisters after one of her covens full moon meetings. Add the mix the discovery of an old spell. Alexia's life starts to change very quickly from the moment that a spirit named Lance appears and comes into her life. Throw in the heat of the full moon and a hint of destiny, life will never be the same again for Alexia.

Oh wow. What an amazing, sweet story. Loved every page of it!

Alexia is in a “little” dry spell at the moment… Well, to tell the truth, it’s more than just a little, bordering on years. And like many other of her single coven sisters, she feels the loss. One of her sisters digs through the Head Priestesses collection of books and find a solution; a spell that will weaken the veil to the spirit world, but it can only be done on Samhain Eve (Halloween).

What awaits Alexia once the spell is put in place is certainly NOT what she was expecting, and it turns her world upside down.

Loved, loved everything in this short story. Seriously, it was wonderful to read, spiced with love and hope, and in a way, I was sad to close the book. The world that Chrisholm has created is full of potential, and I’m looking forward to reading more from her. It is always a pleasure when an author can pluck you from your own world and set you down into their own and make you forget everything for a while.

V.J. Chisholm, author of Magick Weaved on a Samhain Eve, is an animal mad person with a wide range of holistic and new age hobbies, with a great love for music and life.
V.J. resides in Scotland, inspiring her amazing wiccan tales.

You can find V.J here: Goodreads ~ Website/Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
Buy Magick Weaved on a Samhain Eve here

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