Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Beast Within Review & Blog Tour!!!





Title: The Beast Within
Series: The Beast Within novellas #1
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 5th June 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:
Karina's world is turned upside down when she meets the sexy and mysterious Xavier. Something powerful and sensual is unlocked from inside her that she cannot explain and seems to have little control over.
With Xavier's help, Karina discovers she is a Tuatha De Danann, celtic faeries long thought to have been eradicated. Xavier's insistence on making her believe troubles Karina, what dangerous secret is he keeping from her? Can her ex partner Ian save her before it's too late?
This novella contains violence, and sexual situations which may not be recommended for readers under fifteen.

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My Review:

I gotta be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect with these novellas.  But like many books I come across I have found I was super pleasantly surprised!  

Karina is really uncertain about her relationship and her life.  Her and Ian are not where she wants them to be.  She is sort of going through the motions of a relationship.  Then she meets Xavier and starts to feel and experience things she hasn't before.

Xavier introduces her to who she really is and manages to make life a little more interesting.  Actually this book is a crazy ride from the time she meets Xavier until the end...it made me JUMP into the next novella.  

Honestly, this series could have been full books I loved it that much!

I give this 4.5 lipsticks!



~B~


Title: Haunted
Series: The Beast Within novellas #2
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 25th December 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:
Karina has now discovered her abilities, but this only puts her in further danger. With a 600 year old lycanthrope thirsting for her blood, Ian must summon the help of his brother Ronan, the keeper of the Spear of Victory, a treasure sacred to the Tuatha De Danann. Can the two Guardians protect Karina, or will her secret ultimately bring destruction upon them all?

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My Review:

Werewolves!!!!  That is all I need to say here!  

No seriously though, this book gave me more of an idea of what was really going on with the characters.  I felt like in the first book I was trying to keep up, this one broke down and really delved into the characters and what was really going on with them.

I gotta be honest.  I didn't love Ian in the first book.  Truthfully I still didn't in this one.  He felt needy and insecure in a lot of ways.  I know part of that is Karina unknowingly hurting him, but part of it is that he just wasn't a great character to me.

This one takes us more into Karina becoming more aware of who she is while dealing with a new obstacle.  She is stronger, more sure of herself and her abilities.  I appreciated that so much in this novella!  I don't like giving away spoilers so I just tell you how the book makes me feel, I liked it a lot.

I give this 4 lipsticks!




Title: Journey
Series: The Beast Within novellas #3
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 20th September 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis: 
Ian has been summoned by the Goddess Danu to the Otherworld, and Karina will not let him go without a fight.
With a Tutha De Danann that is unable to cross water, getting from Australia to Ireland will make for an interesting journey. Supernatural beings, sworn enemies and the full moon are only half of the risk as they try to cross three continents. Drug smuggling, guerrilla kidnapping and lycans on the prowl will hamper their travels.
Davarus, self-proclaimed King of the lycanthropes is building an army and on the move. Danger faces these forbidden lovers at every turn.
Would you travel to the ends of the earth for the one you love?

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My Review:

This book was the clincher for me!  This was the best in the series and exactly what I was waiting to read!

Karina has been on a hell of a journey in just three short novella's!  She has gone from thinking she is a normal girl to finding out she is something so much more.  She has to come to terms with who and what she is and she has to do this while discovering she has real threats to her life.

This novella takes us on the last part of her journey (so far, I am kinda hoping this turns into a series of full length books).  She has to deal with the consequences of her actions with her Guardian.  I won't give too much away here, but let's just say our girl has a lot going on.  

Honestly I have not had this much fun reading a group of novella's ever.  Truly honored  that I was allowed this opportunity to work with Melissa Crowe!

I give this and the whole series 4.75 lipsticks!



About the author: Melissa Crowe

I am from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. I have been a lover of Paranormal and strong powerful women all my life and now am lucky enough to put the two together and share it with the world. In 2009 I started writing and have not looked back.

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