Comes A Specter (Book 2 of Ghostland Series) by Keta Diablo

Hell All!!!

Welcome to my blog and today I am here with another super exciting book and a review. First I must thank the author, Keta Daiblo for sending me an eArc of the book, back in last month, in exchange an honest review. You can check out her website by simply clicking here

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This book was published on the 1st of October, few days back from today. This was my first ever book by the author.

Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo

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Synopsis

Six months ago, Anya Fleming’s ten- year-old son, Willie-boy, found his father hanging in the barn. Traumatized over his father’s suicide, the boy hasn’t spoken a word since. Now, Willie-boy has come down with a grave, unknown illness and there’s only one man who can save him, Sutter Sky, a learned Blackfoot shaman known as Yellow Smoke—a shaman who was once deeply in love with Anya.
But Fate had other plans for Anya and Sutter—she was forced to marry Lewis Fleming, a cruel man who berated her night and day, and brokenhearted Sutter immersed himself in the mystical customs and beliefs of his People and became a shaman
As if Anya didn’t have enough to deal with after her husband’s death and son’s illness, an evil, sinister ghost is terrorizing their ranch. Anya is convinced the spirit is Lewis, who apparently isn’t done making her life miserable. When she turns to Yellow Smoke for help, will he put side his bitterness and save Willie-boy? And can the renowned shaman dispel the powerful ghost from their lives and send him back to Hades? (from Goodreads)

My Reveiw

As I mentioned before, this is my very first book by Keta Diablo. I pushed everything aside and started reading because I felt the story would definitely arouse my curiosity. Well, it actually did;

  1. After reading about the author, Keta Daiblo, I understood that she loves to narrate about ghosts in her books. Well, I loved the whole idea about having a ghost in the story, because that is where the curiosity of the reader, starts to arouse.
  2. We meet the female protagonist of the story, Anya who is forcefully married to Lewis and has a son, Willie boy. Six months ago her son finds his father hanging in the barn, dead. This leads the little boy scandalized and Anya needs help of Sutter Sky, a very powerful blackfoot Shaman.
  3. All the characters were well constructed and smoothly set into the setting of the story.
  4. The setting of the story, a ranch made me visually create the imagine in my mind’s eye. The setting of the story is very descriptive.
  5. The end of the story carries a lot of excitement. But I must say, that the excitement is being carried throughout the story, which makes the reader want to know, what will happen next.
  6. I found the whole story overwhelming.
  7. It is a quick read and would highly recommend to anyone who loves to read Paranormal Romance.

My Rating

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(4/5) Exceptional

Now you can read an excerpt from this wonderful book;

EXCERPT: Sutter confronts the ghost.

Chapter Fourteen

“Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated, I will not be ashamed.”
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Tendrils of darkness breached the room as Sutter slipped through the window of Anya’s room. He didn’t want Willie-boy to see him dressed for war, the ebony handprints –chin to cheek—the tunic and leggings splashed with blood red paint. If he didn’t return, he wanted the boy to remember how he looked the last time he saw him. A misty cloud of energy trailed Sutter as he sprinted through the woods, a sign the wraith was on the prowl and primed for killing. That suited Sutter just fine. He had one goal in mind—lead the ghost toward the pit. He’d worry about how to implement the second part of his plan when the time came. An odious stench spiraled up his nostrils, another potent omen the heavy, scuffing footsteps behind him belonged to Ten Wounds.

Moments later, a cry from the dead and damned cleaved the dark, chilling Sutter’s blood. No wonder Lewis had cracked, no wonder Anya and Willie-boy were terrified of the evil spirit. No wonder Cobb had said, ‘Run, brother. Take Anya and run.’ Close, the Zeuzeu was close now. Sutter imagined the ghost’s rank breath stirring the long, dark hair at the nape of his neck.

The pit loomed ahead. Sutter spotted the pine branches and broken boughs he’d placed over the illusory grave. “Now or never”, he said to the full moon overhead and came to an abrupt halt. Drawing a deep breath, he mustered up his courage and turned to face Ten Wounds. A haze of gray mist swirled around the spirit’s form, his human form. If the situation weren’t so serious, Sutter could have shouted with joy.

He took in the ghost’s visage. A quiver hung from his shoulder stocked with sharp, pointed arrows—a sign he’d transformed into the fierce warrior who once walked the earth. Steeped in blood (no doubt from his recent kills), his clothing hung in tatters around his massive frame—a vest made of animal hides, a breechcloth and fringed leggings. Sutter’s gaze traveled to his painted, pock-marked face. Yellow and white stripes marked his forehead and chin, and black circles blended into his dark eyes. For a brief second, Sutter’s insides quivered and ropes of tension knotted every cord and fiber of his body. Bleary, unearthly eyes speared Sutter when the wraith raised a hand of claw-like fingers and pointed at his enemy’s chest.

The wind, much like the sound of a thousand women wailing, keened into the deafening silence. Fire exploded from the ghost’s eyes—flames the fires of Hell couldn’t compete with. Sutter shouted over the infernal noise and flames. “You are not welcome here! Hear my words, you are dead!”

Like a misty cloud of energy, Ten Wounds lurched forward, a staccato rhythm of hisses and howls spewing from his foam-drooling mouth. Sutter had never imagined such a demonic apparition.

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You can now purchase the eBook via Amazon!

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That’s all for today folks!

Until next the next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

My current reading status…

Hello All!!!

Welcome to my blog, on this lovely Sunday. As you might have already noted, I have not done a TBR post for the month of September, because I have not yet totally decided on, what I should be reading. My thoughts are swirling and I am unable to pick up one exact book from my TBR pile. So, being said that, I thought it is better not to have a precise TBR post for September.

These are the books that I am currently reading;

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The Biography of Adele is my very first experience in reading one. I am so glad that I chose this book, because her story is completely inspiring me.

The second book is Celebrity chef zombie apocalypse by Jack D. McLean. I received  this book, from the author, in exchange for an honest review, and the review will be up soon.

Next is what I have in line in my TBR. I have way too many books in my TBR pile, and day by day it is going pretty crazy. But I am sure I will be able to sort it out. Blood crescent by S.M. McCoy is what I am planning to read next.

I have already completed reading the following books;

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That is all it folks for today. I am planning to write to my blog more frequently in the coming weeks. Also, trying my best to reach my reading goals for the month of September.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

 

Runway Dreams by T.K. Ambers – Book Review

Hello All!!!

welcome to my blog and today I am going to be doing a another book review.

First of all, I would like to thank the author, T.K. Ambers for sending me a free copy of the eBook, in exchange for an honest review.

Runway Dreams by T.K. Ambers

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Synopsis

Bernadette has almost everything a twenty- six year old model could desire. She has a great home, beautiful clothing, and a wonderful family. Yet, all she really desires is a decent man to share her life with.

Against her sister’s wishes, Bernadette, joins the world of online dating. She can hardly believe her luck upon finding the profile of Martin Day, a handsome, successful businessman, who is moving to her hometown.

The couple clicks instantly and their relationship is on the fast track to marital bliss, when suddenly a stranger brings unsettling news about Martin’s past. Despite the warnings, Bernadette continues seeing him, and quickly finds out that some relationship mistakes cannot be easily fixed. 

As her situation grows increasingly out of control, she realizes that it has come down to life or death and that she must put a stop to Martin’s reign of terror, at any cost. (from Goodreads)

 

My Review

Being a twenty-six year old model, Bernadette has every possible thing she ever desire. A wonderful house, great family, lovely clothing etc. But her only desire is to find a decent man, and against her sister, Belle’s wish, she joins online dating where she finds a perfect, handsome, businessman, Martin Day.

She thinks that, she has found the perfect man to her life, until little disturbing things starts to happen in their perfect life. She feels that she has done a mistake by choosing this man, but by the time she realizes, she becomes too late.

  1. At the very beginning of the story, everything seems perfect. The posh life of the sister’s are shared to the reader, and you won’t feel that the story is about to take a massive turn.
  2.  Half way through the book, you feel the power of the massive turn of the story and trust me, that is exactly what keeps the reader attached to the story.
  3. Such a lot of excitement in the story that makes you go crazy. You will not feel that you have reached the end, until you see the pages 🙂 🙂 🙂
  4. The rich, high-class modal characters were well-formed. Overall all the characters were well constructed, where you feel their richness and power.
  5. I must mention about Martin Day. Even though, he was the villain in the story, the way the his character was formed must be commended.
  6. The latter part of the story made me hooked to the book and it was super exciting.

 

My Rating

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Hope you enjoyed!

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi