Monday, September 30, 2013

THE TWIN'S REVIEW: A Double Feature- Ethan's Mate (J.S. Scott) & Switched (Amanda Hocking)


Title: Ethan's Mate
Author: J. S. Scott
Series: The Vampire Coalition
Published April 27th 2012 by Scott Erotica
Source of copy: Google Play
Ethan Hale is a vampire with a mission. Together with his three brothers and a few other unmated members, he fights with The Vampire Coalition to protect humans from fallen vampires. His life is fairly simple. If he has a problem...he solves it. If it's an evil problem...he kills it. But his
uncomplicated life is about to end when his mate unexpectedly calls him to her.

Brianna Cole is weak, her life force fading away. She thinks she is suffering from a rare form of leukemia. Little does she knows that her illness is much more complicated. She's dying because she has not united with her vampire mate and given him his soul that she has been guarding since birth.

Ethan finds Brianna and knows he needs to convince her to mate or watch her die. He's waited for her for five hundred years and he has no intention of letting her go, but she is not in any shape for the dominate, volatile mating ceremony with a vampire. He will have to win the race against time to strengthen Brianna and a battle with a stalking fallen to claim his mate. He is also at war with his mating instincts that make him burn to dominate and conquer her. But Ethan is determined, and the stubborn vampire will do whatever is necessary to possess his soul bonded mate...forever.

18+ ONLY - This book contains graphic sex, graphic language, rough sex, domination, bondage and other subjects that are intended for adults only. This is a romance but contains very erotic content. It is not a true BDSM novella, so if you prefer the SM element you won't find it here. There's no real pain inflicted. It is more romance with alpha male domination being part of the
vampire nature and mating instincts. However, it does contain all of the above
sexual content in the 18+ warning. Download only if you love a little (or maybe a lot) of kink and heat in you alpha male vampires romances. : )

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)
I enjoyed this book for a short Novella. Scott has wrote better but this sets up for a good series. I like the story line. there is a lot of potential and I look forward to reading more. I like the twist in Scott is world of vampires finding a mate. The mating mark is interesting. I love the badass Hale brothers. They are an interesting group. Brianna's spirit is amazing considering she is on her death bed. Her and Ethan are great. This is the perfect read for vampire lovers, but does not appeal to all adult readers. If your a vampire fan pick it up.
So Lisa usually reads the short stories but this series caught my eye as well as hers. However I disagree with her. For a short story I really loved it. I also love that there are more stories to the series. I love how Scott brought this story together. It was a lot of fun to read. Short and Sweet. It didn't take me long to read but I was completely wrapped up in it. And like Lisa I like the idea behind the mating mark. I thought the relationships between the characters were interesting and fun. Overall a great read and I can't wait to dive into the next set.
Title: Switched
Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: Tyrlle
ISBN13: 9781250006318
Published January 3rd 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
Source of copy: Barnes and Noble
When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.

Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit. But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.

Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…

This edition includes the bonus story "The Vittra Attacks".
(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)
So I was roaming the book isles wondering what to get to read when a girl walks up and says "you look like you need a new series."  When I say girl, She was 16 maybe 17. So I laugh and say" Yes. I do. Do you work here? What's popular?"
She laughs and says "No, I don't work here. I don't like reading much either, but I loved this series." She pointed to it. I was thinking... ok doesn't like to read but she still likes this book. Might be worth a try. She goes on saying " You will love it I promise."
Now that I have read the book I wish I could thank the girl. I did love it. I have never read anything like it. A great book on trolls, who would have thought. Hocking did an amazing job. beautifully written and entertaining. Action, romance, pain, loss, a secret world and more. Once I researched Hocking I was shocked to find this was her first novel. She is truly talented and I look forward to more from her. I love her character Wendy. She is a wonderfully written character. I was pulled in after just a few pages. A must read for all YA fans.
Well at least we agree on this review. I loved this book. Lisa called me one day and told me I had to check out this new series she had discovered. I was like um... I already have. Of course she was like why didn't you tell me about this earlier. But back to my review...
I love the characters. Wendy is great. I really enjoyed the background to this story and the depth. It was a fun read. I read this book very quickly. (Only because I couldn't put it down.) I love when I find a story that doesn't really compare much to other series. I mean Trolls? Who would have thought I would enjoy a book about Trolls. It was surprisingly good.

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