A Losy Legacy: Descending (Book Blitz)

A Lost Legacy: Descending (Lost Legacies #2) 
By: C.E. Dimond
264 pages | May 29, 2019 | Write Addictions Publishing


Her adventures at Broadhaven have brought Finn on a journey somewhere she never expected; Ireland. While she struggles with the decision she made to leave her coven behind, she begins her search for answers in the place where it all began. Help arrives in unexpected places and the secrets of the McLoughlin family slowly begin to unravel as Finn fights to prevent herself from completing the prophecy. Things take a surprising turn for her when she discovers she may not be the only one capable of fulfilling the task. Now, she is not the only one she has to worry about stopping.

     The plane jolted me awake. I squinted in protest at the sunlight that was streaming through the small window. How had the time passed so quickly? I sat up straighter and began to look around at the others on the plane. I soon discovered that I could barely remember the flight across the ocean. 
It was as if I had retreated deep into my own mind on the flight. Everything happening around me had seemed to pass by unnoticed. It was no real surprise; I knew that I couldn’t allow myself to concentrate on anything after what I had just done. 

I sat there as the plane began to descend into Dublin and it hit for the first time; I had no idea what I was doing. It had seemed so clear at the time, at that moment that I’d left the house, bag packed. I had been confident in my decision. The determination to protect the others had been the driving force behind me as the Taxi took me to the airport. Now that it was too late to change my mind, I asked myself; had it been a mistake? 

No. I couldn’t let myself begin to think that way. I was firm on my decision. I still believed that leaving them behind had been the right thing to do. I had to have no regrets about that, or it was going to tear me apart on the inside. The cruel things I’d said to the others, those were words I did regret. Stepping over Eamon’s sleeping body in the hallway. Sneaking out without so much as a note detailing my goodbye. I regretted it all. I hadn't meant any of it, not a single word. But, when I’d started saying those things, once they had begun to flow from my lips, I couldn’t bring myself to stop. I had done it all with the intent to anger them, with the hope that they would never forgive me. 
There was a chance that I’d taken it too far, especially using magic on Caine. I had broken the first rule of the coven with one swift flick of my wrist. The worst part was that I hadn’t even thought twice about doing it. I had done what I thought I needed to do; done what I could in that moment to convince them I’d gone rogue, no matter how many rules were broken along the way. 

What was it they said about good intentions? 

Oh right; Hell. 

If I made it home alive, or at the very least still in control of myself I would face the consequences then. Until that time, I had a different mission. It was one that I had decided I needed to face alone. Doing things this way would ensure their survival. With me on the other side of the world, Cormac’s attention would be here, not on the members of Broadhaven.

I could only hope that it worked, that it would last. That their anger at my actions, my hateful words spewed at their expense, would prevent them from missing me. In turn, I hoped that it would prevent them from looking for me once they discovered I was gone. In conclusion, I hoped that without me around, their lives could go back to normal. 

Maybe that was all wishful thinking. 

 It's me! I am an Irish-Canadian Young Adult author who was born in Winnipeg, Canada (yes, it really does exist). I love my city and love even more that it's become Hollywood's running joke (Don't believe me? Just check out Youtube).

I have always been a writer, from poems in my Grade 6 diary (Ode to Hobbits), to short stories in the back of my math's book. I have always loved to create stories and find myself constantly creating new characters. 

I am a dedicated Fangirl of many proportions and I have a knack for getting expressions all wrong and saying incredibly stupid, but often hilarious things (My graduation gift from my friends was a book of my own quotes).

I am a proud alumna of St. Mary’s Academy, an all-girls Catholic prep school and I studied Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg. Currently, I am still hanging out in Winnipeg.

10 Signs You're a Book Addict

10) The Bookstore is Your Happy Place

Okay, maybe you don't break out into song (hey, maybe you do I don't judge) but, there is just something so magical for a book lover about the atmosphere of their favorite bookshop. 

9) You Ran Out of Shelf Space Years Ago.

Do you have more Bookshelves in your home than any other type of furniture? Yeah, me too...and it's still not enough space. 

8) You Know Books Can Take You Out of This World!

There's nothing quite like the adventure of escaping into a good book and traveling through the story with your heroes and heroines.

7) You can spot a fellow reader from a mile away just based on their references

Us bookworms have to stick together! No one will every appreciate our stories like we do!

6) You know that Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends are the best! 

Nothing makes me awww quite so much as a good book romance, it's like you've become completely and utterly invested in these relationships. 

5) Books can give you hundreds of friends, hell sometimes they ARE your friends. 

When you're feeling lonely or need support books can provide a special kind of comfort and escape you just can't find elsewhere, just like a good friend. 

4) You know books aren't just for amusement, they're an investment. 

Whenever you have spare $$ it's probably going to books, but that's okay because you can't put a price on the love of reading...right?

3) You laugh out loud when reading, and you laugh out loud a lot. 

We've all gotten to that funny part of the book that just draws the chuckle right out from us. We can't help it if our book friends are witty AF. Ignore the looks, you get it, that's all that matters.

2) You ignored people around you long before the Smartphone issue 

Nothing can scoop up your mind quite like a good book. It's easy to get lost in those pages, so just leave us alone okay! 

1) You're not afraid to let those OTP feels get to you. 

There's nothing quite so devastating for a reader as when a beloved character dies, or an OTP breaks up. Book lovers aren't afraid to let out a good cry to mourn those losses

Stalking Jack The Ripper (Review)

Stalking Jack The Ripper (Book 1)
By Kerri Maniscalco
326 pages |September 20th 2016 | Jimmy Patterson



Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion...

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

Okay so is it fair to say that I have an abnormal fascination with serial killers? Perhaps. I am even more fascinated with ones who haven't yet been caught. So it's fair to say the title of this particular book caught my attention long before I even read the description. Then I read the description and I was almost positive I would love it.

I was right. This book does an amazing job of creating an entirely fictional group of characters and placing them believably into history. It kept true to the victims, and actions of the infamous Jack the Ripper and his crimes while also creating a story around the characters of the book themselves. It brings you along on a wild ride as you struggle of jumping back and forth on whether you believe someone in Audrey Rose's life is truly the killer.

By the end, I was not only surprised but I'd had no inkling which, if you've read previous reviews you will find is something rare for me to discover in a book. The witty sidekick Thomas if someone to fall in love with and you can't help but find yourself alongside Audrey Rose in your initial annoyance of him and gradually beginning to find his oddities charming.

If you're a fan of historical fiction and strong female leads, you must read this book! It is so worth it.

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.

She is the #1 NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER quartet. The final installment, CAPTURING THE DEVIL, will be released on 9/10/19.

Two Can Keep A Secret (Review)

Two Can Keep a SecretBy Karen M. McManus
336 pages | January 8th 2019 | Delacorte Press

Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.
The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone's declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing. 

Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she's in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous--and most people aren't good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

What a mystery. 

I have to say that I must give hats off to any author who has the ability to keep me in the dark. Let us just say, that I guessed the big 'Jon Snow' reveal in Game of Thrones within the first few chapters of the first novel. 

For the second time, Karen M. McManus has managed to fool me, and kept me turning these pages until I had my answers. So far, her skill remains unmatched for me, as she keeps you guessing until the very end. You do not know who the killer is until the moment she tells you. 

In this book, the main character was relatable for me particularly, true crime fan? Check. Thinks she can solve an unsolvable case with this knowledge? Check. Likes Halloween and mysteries? Check. 

The story has a great flow and it switched back and forth between points of few without any confusion. For those who are familiar with my reviews, you also may be familiar with the fact that oftentimes, I have trouble keeping up in a book that swaps POV too often. This one held my attention and maintained clarity. 

If you love a thrilling mystery this book is certainly for you! If you haven't already read it, what are you waiting for? 

Karen M. McManus is the author of the New York Times and international bestselling young adult novels One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret. Her work has been translated into than 40 languages worldwide. Karen lives in Massachusetts and holds a master's degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, which she mostly uses to draft fake news stories for her novels.