Saturday, March 24, 2012

BLOG TOUR # 8 - BOOK REVIEW - DECEIVED by STEPHANIE NELSON - GWEN SPARKS # 2

By: Stephanie Nelson
Published By: Stephanie Nelson
Released : 21st December 2011
Details: Digital Book, 152 Pages

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

The vampire drug, brew, nearly ruined Gwen Sparks’ life. Just when things started to get back to normal between her and Aiden, she is summoned by the North American Witches Council to their central city of Moon. A war is imminent between vampires and witches, and Gwen’s experiences with brew are being used to fuel the fire. She is about to discover just how powerful she is with the help of the ruggedly handsome Angel of Death and just how far some people will go to get what they want. Gwen is going to learn exactly what it means to be Deceived.






BOOK REVIEW:
Dorian Hade..... and that is all I really need to say.....nah just kidding I can say more. Well, if Dorian didn’t swoop in and steal my heart?
I must have a thing for reapers, I am Team Tod in the Soul Screamers series and I am waving Dorian’s flag like a fan girl. I LOVE the way Stephanie writes this guy. I love the angst and the tense moments. I really enjoy the moments Gwen and Dorian are together as it’s not about bonking, it’s much more. Gwen and Dorian just ‘feel’ suited.
Aiden , I love your uber smexi wham bam moments, I’m not complaining about the bonking , but I am having trouble still, finding some depth with his character. He ticks all the boxes of gorgeous guy, but I want more. I did learn a thing or two about the humble ice cube........yowzer! See, who needs to visit the adult shop and buy expensive things?


Nobody answer that..ha!
Dorian is deliciously laid out on a silver platter for me, I think all boxes are ticked even though he hasn’t christened/checked that *&^......look I was going to say it,  but that would be a terrible pun to use. 
Oh the back stabbing that goes on...deary me, who can Gwen trust?
Gwen is off to ‘Moon’, no not the moon or to moon somebody....hehe!! I couldn’t help myself, sorry, but to a place called Moon, to train and learn her witchy ways. She is after all,  the person needed to end the war that is brewing ( sorry I couldn’t help myself) between Vampires and Witches, because of ...well some Brew that was brewed. ( sometimes Michelle you can use one too many puns) I don’t think I personally ‘felt’ the whole danger of the war. I felt the danger of Dorian and Gwen getting it on.
Ian , is being Ian and using his mind mojo/bond to do some quite over the line things to Gwen. It was a tad uncomfortable reading those bits, as it was a tad over the line.
I did enjoy the slew of new sub characters that came our way. Some of the sub characters from ‘Craved’ just dropped away. I would put that down to being no longer in Flora, but now Moon.
Stephanie throws in a twist or two in this book, which I liked and a few spanners are thrown into the works...* waggles eyebrows *
Fiona is being a tad distant and I am not sure why?
There are secrets that Dorian and Kye are especially keeping close to their heart. No we don’t know what they are, maybe ‘Coveted’ will enlighten me.
Speaking of ‘Coveted’, I am really looking forward to more Dorian, and seeing where Stephanie takes the storyline.
Another easy, fun read with uber smexi, gorgeous lads, betrayal, back stabbing, murder and mayhem, lust and tension.

I still want a wonderful publisher to grab hold of this series with two hands, pass it on to a super editor to wrap their arms around it and give it a cuddle.


At the end of this digital book , there was a short excerpt for Stephanies new series, ‘Anna Avery Series’, titled , ‘Taming The Wolf’. I just want to say how awesome the cover is. If you keep looking you see more things. Stephanie has very, very nice covers to her books. I am looking forward to reading this book.


Michelle

2 comments:

  1. Ooooh, as much as I hate to admit it, Aiden... with the depth? Yes... I get it :(
    In Craved it sometimes seemed like he acted the way he did because... that's the way his 'type' of character is MEANT to act... but we're not given any actualy motivations on page??

    Oooh, I'm so worried about Ian...
    but I'm really worried about this Dorien bloke and Gwen and Aiden... reegrdless of my issues with Aiden, I LIKED him and Gwen as a couple. I'll be sd if they break up :(

    ALso, Taming the Wolf? FAB cover. Steph has GREAT covers :D

    "I still want a wonderful publisher to grab hold of this series with two hands, pass it on to a super editor to wrap their arms around it and give it a cuddle."

    ^^^^ THIS! A HUNDRED TIMES YES YES YES THIS!
    With love and attention the Gwen Sparks series could go from good to AMAZING.

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    1. Hey Sarah! I think you will like Dorian......and Aiden, well there is more to life than bonking madly..I know I said those words...hehe!! Dorian is quite gorgeous and has depth and a sadness to him. I do want this series to get a bear hug from a wonderful editor, it has the POTENTIAL!!! even Cassandra Clare,Rachel Caine, Rachel VIncent etc...need a team behind their books.

      I just want somebody to sit up and take notice of this series and give it some snuggling and then let the WOW!! factor show through. No offence meant to the author in any shape as I enjoyed the read, true!

      My crush is almost T-shirt sized for Dorian:D

      Thanks for your thoughts , Sarah, always love hearing from you:D

      MIchelle

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