Saturday, 25 April 2015

Stake-Out by Lily Luchesi


Hi guys! We all know what the post is about this week. Last week I revealed to you the cover of Lily Luchesi's upcoming book. And there is no surprise to tell you that I will be reviewing it for you today.

So first of all, I want to remind you of what I have shown you last week:


The book itself consists of around 100 pages -- pretty short and sweet. I kind of liked it this way. Sometimes I find vampires very hard going and having it in a "never-ending" sort of book, really can take a toll. It was snappy in a way that gets to the point, which is brilliant compared to those books are "padded" out for the sake of it.

I like the idea where there is more than vampires. It focuses on a wide range of paranormal creatures, which have been weaved together effortlessly, into the story. Rather than placing all of them in the background to set the stage. It demonstrates the skill of being able to personify more than one character. Everyone has their individual personality of their own.

Overall, it is a thrilling, mystical and mysterious read for those who both love paranormal and romance.

Rating: ****

Want to find out more?


Bio:

 

Lily Luchesi is a young author/poet born in Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle by the time she was twelve, and, as her family has always been what they now call “Gothic”, she doesn’t believe she shall ever change. She is also a hopeless romantic and avid music-lover, and will always associate vampires with love, blood and rock and roll. Her interest in poetry came around the same time as when she was given a book of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete work. She then realized that she had been writing her own poetry since she could hold a pen, and just had not known the correct terms. She finished her first manuscript at the age of fourteen, and now, at twenty-one, has two contributing credits in anthologies and a debut novel, Stake-Out, is soon to be published by Vamptasy Publishing on May 18th, 2015.

 

Purchase the Wishful Thinking anthology, featuring my short horror/sci-fi story, "Kill 'Em With Kindness": http://www.amazon.com/Wishful-Thinking-Wishes-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00P0L0JCI/ref=asap_B00GBFAE0E_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417128797&sr=1-1

 

I'm a published poet in the anthology The Struggle with my poem "Aftermath": http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G95Y0A6

 

Read my FREE debut short story "The Ghost's Guitar" on: http://peoplewritethings.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/the-ghosts-guitar/

 

Links:

 

www.twitter.com/LilyLuchesi

 

www.facebook.com/LilyLuchesi (page)

 

www.facebook.com/lilyluchesibooks (friend)

 

www.instagram.com/lilyluchesi

 

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7369101.Lily_Luchesi

 

Stake-Out Synopsis:

 

Detective Danny Mancini is on a case, following a murder suspect. When he catches him, he finds out that the perp isn't even human: he's a 200 year old rogue vampire!

The department doesn't believe him, and puts him on early retirement, despite his many years of service to the Chicago Police Department, which sends him into a downward spiral.

Two years later, Danny gets an invitation from the beautiful, young and very attractive Detective Angelica Cross to join a secret branch of the FBI to help her track down Vincent, the wayward vamp.

But renegade werewolves, meddling immortal witches and Danny's strange visions of a life lived a century ago with Angelica make things more difficult than it should be.

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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Cover Reveal - Stake-Out by Lily Luchesi


I have the pleasure to show you the cover for the upcoming paranormal romance novel. Enter now, Stake-out by Lily Luchesi... 


Stake-Out, is Lily Luchesi's first book in the paranormal detective series.
 
This is the cover reveal for the book which will be released on May 19th by Vamptasy Publishing.
 
As you can see this cover is very intriguing. Personally, I like the colours that it actually has. It reminds me of a high in demand book that you may find on the Goodreads giveaways. (Well nothing beats a good Goodreads giveway!)
 
The words used on the cover 'In a city overrun with the undead an ex cop is given a chance to get revenge'. This is very exciting. I love the prospect of paranormal genres, which suggest on the front of the main character which is trying to seek redemption. It is kind of thrilling as well as comforting at the same moment - in an odd sort of way!
 
I've always been a sucker for the paranormal genre. I think that it has a wide range that we are all able to think about. With their backgrounds, moralities, mythologies and characters. The cover gives that sort of air that seems quite promising for all of these things.
 
Well you will all be glad to know that you won't be left on the side lines for long for the upcoming review to this new and exciting book. I will be posting the review in the next coming week, in the weeks leading up to it's publish.
 
There is always something so magical in the air when it comes to publishing new books in the Spring/Summer. And it just shows from the first look of this cover, that this year is going to be no different. Maybe even better.
 
See you next week, where I will be the review to this book. I can't wait to share it with you all!
 

Kiki

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

'If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.'


This is the new UK version of the Percy Jackson series. I don't really like it, I prefer the older version. Luckily I do have the old version!

Wise words from a wise author. From when Rick Riordan's first book, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief hit the bookshelves, we have never experienced such a huge phenomenon of fandoms across the world. I'm not going to stop there. Why is Percy so good? Well, let me tell you; are you ready to convert from Harry Potter?

Percy is based in the modern times, but of course, it has an extraordinary twist to the tale. There are Greek Gods (yes! meaning Zeus and Hades!) and Percy is right at the centre. He's a demigod. I hear you say, what does that mean? Well, it is only a person who has the DNA of both a god and a human. Wow! (I know now your checking if you're one yourself)

Unfortunately, species such as demigods have a very unlikely chance that they do exist. They're mythical creatures. But it doesn't that you can't stop dreaming!

This is one of the amazing things about this series, because it has roots which are based upon Greek Mythology, it really challenges what you know -- also gives a little bit more knowledge for that brilliant brain of yours!

The series is split up into five parts. All focusing upon something unique in their own right. The titles are: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters; Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse; Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth and finally, Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian.

Most of us have already seen both of the film adaptations. In my opinion, the first one is not bad. But the second one? Don't get me started, it is the worst. Probably of all film adaptations. Whoever says that it is great, and has read the book is lying. If you haven't, you don't understand the concept of the whole series.

Rick Riordan has also continued in this universe, with the Heroes of Olympus series, which you would be a fool to not check out!

Percy Jackson will always be in my heart, it made me first want to read more than anything else.

My Rating: ****

Kiki