Long Little While

You’d be surprised how much you missed something when you’ve been away for a while. I talked to someone recently about my love of reading and they mentioned how I should write reviews. I thought to myself ‘I do!’ but I knew that I hadn’t been consistent with writing them. I don’t think there is any real science behind it, I just think that my love for reading has suddenly outweighed my love for writing reviews.

Don’t get me wrong! I love love love to review novels but I just get so caught up in the stories that I end up reading the next novel and not writing the review. I have sooooo many book reviews to write. I’ve at least read 4 books a week for the last month and a half. Each of them will be getting a review, it’s just a matter of time.

I look forward to the long nights until I get them all done and I hope that you enjoy them.

I love feedback guys! If you hate my reviews, let me know! If you love my reviews, let me know! If you have read the book before, please…let me know and tell me how you felt about it!

 

Jade

Book Review: Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys

Hey!

So Vampires Never Cry Wolf was another one of the Buy 2 Get a 3rd FREE books that I bought from Books A Million. I really enjoyed this novel. It’s an easy read. I’d say that it had a pretty good balance between sex and story plot like any other romance novel. I would also say that sex, lust, very strong feelings of attraction were a main focus for the book though. It’s not that I didn’t like it, it was just that I saw so much more potential with the story line than the two main characters just having the hots for each other.51hjpUwmVOL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Of course there was also the Juliet and Romeo story plot with the two species having a strong vendetta against each other for the last millennia. I enjoyed how she solved that problem and how it there were somethings left unresolved. I have recently realized, during the brainstorming of my new novel, that a great number of books that have complete resolution at the end. Most romance novels have everything figured out by the time the last page rolls around. This family member is no longer estranged, the couple will live happily ever after, the mystery has been uncovered and brought to justice; etc. I have found that as long as our couple has had some sort of agreement, head nod, potential smiling or continuation of the relationship we are happy. I like how Humphreys left some things to be worked out after the book has already finished. She gave some in-depth explanations as to how their lives could be solved but they are still based on several in the future decisions each character would have to make later on after the pages are over. I admire her writing style in this sense. Way to go, Humphreys!

I’ve seen the it is apart of a book series! I’m sure you will encounter Sadie and Killian in another novel as well, don’t miss them too much! I definitely recommend you read this novel if you are new to the vampire crave and want to add a little wolf action to your story.

Jade

http://booksamillion.com/

Vampires Never Cry Wolf on Amazon

My Last Finished Novel!

To All!

I actually don’t know if I’d told anyone this but outside of being a reader i am also a writer. No, I am not some big accomplished author or anything like that but i do write novels. I write romance with an emphasis of many other genres. I don’t really have one set genre that I like to incorporate into my romance, I sort of just go with the flow of that idea.

The last book I finished is actually the first book in a six book series called The Dark Warriors. It’s called Hunter and has actually taken a year for me to write it. It’s taken so long because life sort of…just got in the way. I started the novel after doing extensive research and brainstorming last year, around February 2014. The first novel is called Hunter. At that time I had started a blog called The Yellow Book Project. I decided that instead of writing it to myself, I would upload the book in a series of posts. I guess I mainly decided to do it because I wanted others to see my thought process as the book progressed.

Readers could see my mess ups and mistakes, they could see where I decided to change the direction of the novel or areas that I put more emphasis and focus. I also made posts between that weren’t of the novel. Just sort of updates on my thoughts or on what was going on in my life or excuses (yes excuses) for not uploading the next portion or writers block.

For me, I think it was more of a journey that I took on. During the course of writing this book, I got into a car accident that totaled my last car (I was not at fault!!), I got a new car, I got a part time job out of boredom, I moved from the Midwest to Florida, I moved into a new apartment with roommates, I even discovered a new writers niche! So much happened and so much has changed. I like to believe that I became a better writer over that time but the evidence as to whether that is true is in the posts.

Anyway, I figured I’d share that tidbit with you guys! I finished Hunter in April and began querying. I had initially thought about started the second book in the series, Vectio, but thought better of it. Writing the first book was a commitment and while I’m not afraid of those, I don’t think i’ve matured into the writer that I want to be for this series, just yet. I was reading this interview that really touched my heart a few months ago. The author had said that sometimes it’s not the right time to write a particular book and you need to be able to see when that time is. That’s how I feel about the series. I’m not as focused, interested or immersed into this series as I was in the beginning. I am definitely still going to write it but I don’t want to half ass a series that I know is great just because I’ve already finished one novel. So…in other words, The Dark Warriors series will come to past; I’m just not ready to write it.

I’ve inserted the URL to the blog below! The posts are numbered! Feel free to read however much of it you want and comment! I would definitely appreciate the support, advice or anyone’s thoughts on the story.

http://theyellowbookproject.blogspot.com/

Jade

Book Review: Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler

Hello!

So I literally just finished Her Lone Wolf and I must say, it was great. It was definitely suspenseful, as we are working with a serial killer here, but funny too. I wouldn’t say there was any real comic relief, just that there were parts that weren’t as serious that kind of balanced out the book. I actually was inspired by this novel. Before now I hadn’t read anything by Paige Tyler and I’m definitely hooked. I just found out, by searching her page (link below) that it is actually apart of a series. Luckily! It’s the second book. I plan to go back to the book store and see if they have the first and third books in the series.Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler

The characters were well thought out. The cadence of the book read very smoothly. I’ve read a few shifter novels in my time and I think this is definitely in my top twenty of favorites. I would put Paige Tyler near my top with Lynsay Sands (not touching but amazingly close). She also played her sup-characters very well. I find that in a lot of novels the characters who aren’t really important or mains fall between the cracks. They aren’t as well rounded, their lines seem forced, we don’t really form who they are in our minds. Tyler describes and widens the spectrum for her sup-characters and that is what inspired me.

I’ve always wanted to be a writer of well researched, beautifully developed and loveable characters. Call me crazy but the twists of the book and the psychosis of the killer really drew me in! Tyler is a fantastic writer and a gathers points in my book for creativity!

I recommend this novel to any romance reader who also likes a little mystery with their love. Looking forward to reading more!

Jade

http://paigetylertheauthor.com/

Her Lone Wolf on Amazon

A Few New Novels!

Hey all!

So, I just discovered this bookstore called Books A Million (Link below) via a few of my coworkers. I had been in dire need of  a great bookstore and it seems that Florida isn’t too friendly with Barnes and Nobles. Back home, every mall had a BnN, shopping strips had them and there were even stand alone locations. Here, there aren’t that many! (Unless I’m just looking in all the wrong places). Anyway, so I went and checked it out and surprisingly it was pretty awesome! There were some pretty good selections. I must admit I was a little skeptical at first but then I decided to give it a chance.

I hadn’t really planned to spend any money there and luckily they were having a sale! A Buy Two Get A Third Free type sale. I was beyond excited. The first book that I immediately was drawn to is by Paige Tyler. This is an author I’ve never heard of before! (Inserted author link below!) We shall see!

http://paigetylertheauthor.com/

http://booksamillion.com/

Sincerely,

Jade