Spirit Adept

Spirit Adept

spiritadeptHey everyone!  Today’s book is Spirit Adept, book one in the Words of Power series, by Cheryl Corbin.  The ebook is available on Amazon for $2.99, and the paperback for $9.95.

When I introduce a new author to you, I like to tell you if/how I know this author – and it’s my pleasure to say that I do know Cheryl Corbin!  I met her at the first North Iowa Book Bash – she was my tablemate.  She taught me so much about being an author in the three hours we were together, and I am grateful!  That doesn’t mean I’m giving her book the rating I’m giving it because of that.

She earned it.

Spirit Adept is a coming of age/sword and sorcery fantasy novel about a young woman named Amaya, and the astonishing world she lives in.  When we first meet Amaya, she has next to nothing – and in fact soon loses her home after we meet her!  Soon after we meet Amaya, something – I promised no big spoilers! – big happens to her, and through that she meets Cabren.  Their journey together isn’t easy, and is fraught with missteps, misunderstandings, and trouble…but being the genre my own heart is in, it is absolutely a book I would – and plan on – reading again.

Even with all of that, however, there is one downside: if you’re a ravenous reader, Amaya’s adventure seems like it’s over far too soon.  But don’t worry…just because the book is over doesn’t mean the series is!

I give Spirit Adept 5 out of 5 tails.

five out of five tails

Perfectly Scripted

perfectlyscriptedThe book we’ll be talking about today is: Perfectly Unscripted (book two in the Scripted series), by Christy Pastore.  It was published by Christie Pastore Publishing on November 16th, 2015.  The ISBN is 0990709957, and the price for an ebook on Amazon is $3.99, while the price for a paperback is $15.00.

I rate this book as a four out of five tails.

four out of five tails

In this explosive sequel to Christie Pastore’s unScripted, we revisit Ronan and Holliday in the next step of their sexy, sex-filled, and crazy journey together.  With betrayal, healing, and the appearance of someone we’ve been waiting for Ronan to beat the shit out of – it’s little wonder this book came together under Pastore’s fingers so well!  Perhaps most importantly, even when the goings are tough in the novel, you never stop rooting for the literary couple of the year.

Some aspects of the plot can be difficult if you’ve ever been in similar situations, but Pastore handles it with a delicateness I wouldn’t have thought possible even while keeping it in the story.  She makes it relevant to the plot, to the characters – and therefore to you, as well.

I’m still not wholly used to this genre, but it was yet another book worth getting my toes in the pool of romance for!

Overall, this book was a smashing addition to Pastore’s venture.

Some warnings for tender audiences, however: sex, swearing, sex, mentions of rape, and violence are definite parts of this story.  If you can’t handle any of the above, this book is not for you.

unScripted

unScripted

22916004The book I’ll be covering in this article is unScripted by Christy Pastore, published by Christy Pastore Publishing on December 9th, 2014.  The ISBN is 9780990709916; and the price for the ebook is $2.99, and the paperback is $13.99.

Now, before I get to the nitty gritty, let me say that it has been my pleasure to have had two encounters with Christy at a couple of local author signings.  A wonderful woman, who always seems to have a smile on her lips.

four out of five tails

 

I rate this book four out of five tails.
Let me start off the review itself by saying…  Romance/erotica aren’t genres I traditionally read.  I only ever dip my toes in this particular pool every once in awhile.

Unscripted was definitely worth getting my toes wet.  The fast-paced story of Ronan and Holliday pulled me in right away, and kept me captivated even in some of the more risky components.  For anyone who enjoys a book with a lot of sex – Unscripted will not disappoint.  And for those who enjoy a story with their sex scenes? Christy Pastore has definitely delivered a compelling story to go hand in hand with the romance.

The downside?  There is a lot of sex, and for someone not used to the genre it was a touch off putting.

But again, the story was worth it.

As a warning however, to anyone who might have triggers associated with rape – this book does mention it, a few different times.