Archive for May 30, 2014

Freakin Fridays

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Freakin Fridays is my own little meme. I’ll be posting about books, movies, and all things scary.

Feel free to join in and do your own Freakin Fridays posts!

Tune in every Friday. Get your scare on!

Let’s have some fun!


You may be thinking, why feature this book, it isn’t horror? Oh, but it is. It’s horrific, savage, and sexy. It’s freakin great!

I used to see the word erotic and instantly shy away from a book. Now that I’ve begun to read outside my normal genres I can’t imagine how many great stories I’ve missed.

Enjoy my review of Crimson Sins

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I’ve read Madeline’s other books so I knew I was going to get a good read. But holy smokes, this book was above and beyond what I expected.

First, I’ll warn you, this is for mature readers only. The author writes a very visual story which includes some gory violence, torture, and sex.

I’m a fan of character driven novels and my favorites were the three brothers, Bastian, the oldest, then the middle one, Nolan and last but not least, the youngest, Rory. They are close knit and always have each others back, which is good as they tend to get themselves in trouble. They all share something too. They all need to feed on human blood, else they begin to rot and become zombie monsters. That’s a new one for me.

Then there’s big bad Daddy, Ronan. He’s your worst dream come true and would win worst father awards hands down. His idea of a good time is rape, torture, and killing, as ugly as he can make it. His sons often suffered at his hands.

When I first met Morgan, I was thinking, ‘what’s a nice girl like you….’ Then I discover she’s a necromancer and doesn’t even realize it. I understood then why she came to this families attention.

Morgan and Bastian fall in love and horror comes calling. It calls in the form of Ronan. Daddy wants Morgan for his own and woe the one that stands between them, even his own son.

As I anguished over the fate of the characters, suffered alongside my favorites and loathed the evil one, I feared the ending. There is no cliffhanger. This is a stand alone book. And what an ending.

I’d recommend you set aside some time before you start reading Crimson Sins. Once you start, it will be very hard to stop. Filled with rich, come to life descriptions from a sewage filled alleyway, to sexual scenes that will leave you breathless and blushing, to scenes of brutality that will make you cringe, this is by far the best book yet by the author. She tells it like it is and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Bravo Madeline.



Here’s a couple scenes to wet your whistle and they are just from the beginning!


Chills ran down his arms and coaxed tendrils of necromancy magic from deep within. The air glittered as the veil between the living and the dead vanished. Ghosts drifted up from the pavement….His control vanished…

Bastian and Morgan

In slow motion her hand lifted. She moved to touch him. Closer still. Air crackled between them. Frozen, he stood there and watched, too caught up in her spell to even breathe. A spark of necromancy magic danced from her finger. Crimson. Just like the streaks in her hair. Just like his father. Necromancer. Death.



Created in Darkness and born of Death, three brothers carry a deadly secret.

One lethal enough to have the dead outnumber the living. Necromancer. Biohazard. Zombie. The abomination inside Bastian Hale demanded constant payment—fresh blood. Without it, he’d rot from the inside out and become little more than a mindless monster. Some called him a living vampire, others considered him contaminated. One woman would call him hers.

Morgan Cross never understood the innate necromancer power running through her veins or why ghosts and zombies sought to ruin her life. When someone’s deadly obsession throws her into Bastian’s arms, their pasts come back to haunt them and she must avoid the one thing she was born to do—claim him as hers.

WARNINGS: violence, gore, mention of rape, torture, images of past abuse, spanking


About Madeline Pryce and her books

Madeline Pryce wrote her first novel when she was ten, penned with neon-pink ink in a loose-leaf binder. Captivated by romantic literature, yet intrigued by the paranormal, she continues to develop her own voice, writing the kinds of stories that inspired her as a teen.

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Thanks for stopping by to check out Blood Oath by Samantha Coville.

Aside from the cover art, which is superb, the synopsis reeled me in. There be sirens in this here story. I’ve not read too many books with sirens in them and I’m looking forward to reading Blood Oath.

Feast your eyes on the cover, read the blurb and the peek inside to find out more about Blood Oath, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Blood Oath (The Secret of the Halflings #1)

by Samantha Coville

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Release Date: 04/29/14

Summary from Goodreads:

Raya Sarian has always known she was different. The water calls to her in a way that isn’t human. She has seen things that would scar anyone for life. And her father has been non existent in her childhood.

Because he is a Siren.

A blood drinker.

A monster.

And now she must live with him in a world populated with enemies and dangerous friends. Can she survive the year?


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“Where am I going to school?” It’d be nice to get above ground and enjoy the fresh air and actual people a little every day. And she didn’t want to end up pale like the rest of the underground inhabitants who had suddenly become her neighbors. “There’s a school room and training dojo in the west wing. The teacher is excited to meet you.” “You’re joking, right?” Raya rolled her eyes. “I’m going to study with blood sucking freaks and then train in a dojo for…for what?” She wasn’t really sure what a dojo even looked like outside of the movies. “Self defense is vital to survival in a Siren world. Especially for you. You’re only half siren, Raya. I need to make sure you can protect yourself.” He said this as monotone as his other words but there was an inflection of concern in the last part. “I’m not a little girl, Christopher. Besides, I packed pepper spray. I can take care of myself, thank you very much.” He stared at her with a cold, steely gaze and Raya wanted to cower in the corner. “If a Siren wanted you dead, pepper spray would do nothing to stop him. Your guts would be spilled over the floor before it could even dream of touching him.” With that, he turned and walked to the door to leave Raya to herself. But he paused just in the doorway and, without looking back, he said, “People will treat you…differently… when they realize what you are. Don’t give them a reason besides your blood to hate you. Do you understand?” She nodded her head and, realizing he couldn’t see what she was doing, she added quietly, “Yes.”




About Author Samantha Coville

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Samantha Coville is an editor and literary critic at her website, Sammy the Bookworm. She’s been writing short stories for six years and has appeared in magazines, both in print and online. When she’s not doing something book related, she is singing in her church choir or enjoying one of the theme parks in her home state of Florida.


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