All posts for the month June, 2012

To everyone in the path of bad weather and fires

Published June 30, 2012 by Ema Volf

To all of you who were in the path of the storms and fires through the US, you are in my prayers. I know some of you still have no power or running water (or even windows and homes)  in this heat wave. Please stay safe.


Forever by Gillian Joy

Published June 30, 2012 by Ema Volf

I really loved Guardian by Gillian Joy, so when I found out that its next part, Forever, had been released, I was beyond ecstatic! It got bumped up on my reading list because it was just screaming at me!

We catch up with Hannah in Australia. She’s figuring out the whole single parent thing without the help of Sam, who had been her help since her husband died. Sam had decided to go join the vampire custos with Jesse.

Hannah was approached by the fairy prince, who had fallen in love with a human. Fairy-human relationships are against fairy law and his mother was extremely upset about it. Hannah decides to try to help him work the situation out. It was a complicated and heart-wrenching situation for her and everyone involved.

She also has to figure out why the mermaids keep trying to get her to go swimming with them. The idea terrified her, especially with the nightmares she’d been having that always ended in her drowning. She eventually caves, and goes with them to find a most surprising visitor!

I loved the overall story. Like Guardian, it was fantastic and pulled me right in. The characters were colorful and the places we got to see were described so beautifully that I almost felt like I was there.

I found Hannah a bit more annoying than usual, though. For the most part, she was stubborn to the point of obnoxiousness, and I really wanted to reach through the pages and smack her around a bit. I’m not entirely sure it was a bad thing, though, seeing as how just about every other character in the book wanted to do the same. So if that was the goal … Mission: Accomplished.

We did get to see a pieces of where she wants to go with the situation of the vampire who killed her mother, but it was mainly a few conversations here and there. This is the situation I really am intrigued to watch the resolution. This situation alone is enough to keep me on pins and needles for the next book!

This is going to be fun!

Published June 29, 2012 by Ema Volf

Day 1 of being Cat Miller’s Minion/Admin is over! And I have many more days to go! 😀 And I have to say I’m enjoying myself! I love that woman and I’m happy to help wherever I can! ♥ I’m helping her out with her Facebook page and blog. I’m hoping to get her readers more involved. 🙂

I have added a few more books needing review! And I’m so excited to start! It’s time for me to get back on it! My goal is to have these done by the end of next week. Usually it takes a couple days for me to finish one.

  1. Forever by Gillian Joy
  2. Spellbound by Samantha Combs
  3. Everspell by Samantha Combs
  4. Sleep Stalkers by Jackie ODierno

I had a MAJOR problem with The Rapture of Avery Maye, and it will require another really big edit. I don’t want to get into too much detail, but a character is having to be unwritten. I’m sorry it’s taking so long, but sometimes these things happen. I’ll try to keep you updated.

Good grief

Published June 28, 2012 by Ema Volf

This week, I’m learning how hard it is to focus on ANYTHING when it’s 110 degrees outside. Reading, writing, your own thoughts … Nearly impossible. Hopefully it cools off soon.

Yes, I know that I sound like a wimp. I will fully admit this. LOL!

Blood Thirst by LA Freed

Published June 21, 2012 by Ema Volf

I just finished Blood Thirst by LA Freed, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

Angela was heading to her car when she was attacked by a vampire named Matthew. She managed to bite him in defense and swallowed some of his blood, but as a human, she was no match for him. She was knocked unconscious and thrown into a river. She managed to escape her sunken car and went back to  her hotel. Near death and almost bloodless, she was visited by a vampire named Elijah, who offered to change her into a full vampire. If he didn’t, she would die. After much deliberation, she went to find him, and not a moment too soon.

There are countless coming-of-age human stories. This is somewhat of a coming-of-age vampire story. We follow Angela through her change from mortal to immortal, mistakes and lessons included. LA Freed really pulls you into the story to the point where, at times, you feel like you’re going through it yourself.

Much of this story is definitely not what it seems, not even Matthew and Elijah. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I was proven to have figured out absolutely nothing. It was unusual and welcome. With the countless vampire stories that have popped up recently, I’m happy to say that this is definitely not your average vampire story. It was positively captivating.