Fate Reborn by Christina Ow

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Fate Reborn (Dukkha Fate Series #1) Blurb:
Ashat is a werewolf who’s lived three centuries in sorrow and torment after his family was killed by an enemy-Baku. The only way he is able to bear his long life is drinking himself into a drunken stupor, women and hunting down Baku. His world suddenly changes when he meets Merilee and he is finally able to love and be happy again.

Merilee lost her family in a fire when she was five. However she isn’t too sure about that, her nightmares show her something very different to what her shrink has been telling her for thirteen years. She was raised by her two adoptive sisters Ann and Maria in an orphanage. She has a fear of letting people in and losing them. This fear makes her put up with an obnoxious boyfriend Steve until she’s finally gets the courage to get rid of him.
She finally meets a man who she instantly has a crush on and ultimately falls in love with after their first night together.

But Merilee and Ashat have met before in the worst of situations.

Ash

Lee

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Ani’s Review

Let me cut to the chase. I liked reading Fate Reborn. I was intrigued by and enjoyed the Native American aspect however, two things bothered me.

1. Once the story came to the present time, the Native American aspect disappeared almost entirely.

2.  I really like the name Ash for a tough male character but during the prologue, which is the only part where the author used his full name, Ashat, I could not stop seeing it as “ass hat”. I tried really hard – I did! LOL

Beyond that, Fate Reborn was engaging and interesting. I liked seeing Lee’s character develop from a needy, peace making kid to a strong willed woman who stood up for herself and her family/friends. Good character development and story writing but I’d love more details. This can be read as a stand alone novel but it does leave the reader with unanswered questions but thankfully, no cliffhanger ending (hate those!). I’m definitely interested in reading more of the Dukkha Fate series of 5.

Fate Reborn will be available January 30th.

The Beginning, the prologue to Fate Reborn, is now in a novella format and free if you sign up for author Christina Ow’s newsletter below.

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Christina OW writes suspense, thrillers, erotica, interracial and multicultural romance books. She is the author of Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Regency Romance books and a poet of currently 3 titles. She loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she grows to cherish and admire. She’s always had an active imagination and because of it has lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would invoke. Thus began her writing career.

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GameGame: The Sequel to “I Hunt Killers”

Billy grinned. “Oh, New York,” he whispered. “We’re gonna have so much fun.”

 
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Both the stakes and the body count are higher in this suspenseful and unstoppable sequel from acclaimed author Barry Lyga.
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Ani’s Review
Game, the sequel to I Hunt Killers (click here for my full review)  was a twisty roller coaster of a ride! It definitely kept you on the edge of your seat but I also found that the supporting characters were not as interesting as in the first book. Jazz’s character and plot line was still very engaging but I was unhappy with girlfriend Connie. She had typical horror-movie decision making – poor to say the least! I wanted to jump in the book and shake her! That being said, I did enjoy the book a lot and the cliffhanger ending left such a hole that I was dreaming, literally, of how Jazz’s story would end. I have to applaud authors that can make me dream about their books (even though I would have preferred a good night’s sleep instead)! Check out the book here:  Game: The Sequel to “I Hunt Killers”

 

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Pretty LiarsPretty Little Liars

I’m still here. And I know everything. –A

The first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars.

In ultra-trendy Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four beautiful girls are hiding very ugly secrets. High school juniors Spencer, Hanna, Aria and Emily have grown apart since their best friend Alison DiLaurentis went missing three years ago. But now someone is sending them anonymous notes, threatening to reveal their darkest secrets. There’s only one person who knows that much about them, but Ali’s gone…isn’t she?

Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, this series opener that inspired the hit TV show is the perfect beginning for fans.

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Ani’s Review

So I finally broke down and read Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard.  I’ve waited so long because I really am not interested in a bunch of mean high school girls. Been there, done that, hope I was never as awful! However, I am also compelled to keep up with the times so I picked this up and am happy to say that it was well written and compelling. The down side for me was that it was about 5 main characters and it was very hard to keep them all straight. The even bigger down side for me was that there was no ending! I don’t usually do spoilers but I’m sure all of you have probably read this book or are watching the show (which is coming into it’s 5th season) so nothing is new to you except my opinion! As for that, I hated the ending. I hate all endings where you feel cheated. I spent all my time reading this book and all I get was…a lead into the next volume. It’s great for tv series and it’s obviously working out for them but I need some closure people! I did like Shepard’s writing though and she told a good story so I won’t disregard her stand alone books.