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Ivory Guard Re-release

Published 27/04/2015 by leannecrabtree

So my author friend, Natalie Herzer, is re-releasing her book Ivory Guard after it has had a good editing. In response I feel it’s only right to help her get the word out and I’m going to post my original review as well as the book info.

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Natalie Herzer

Paranormal Romance

Life will make you stumble…

One peaceful afternoon Lillian finds two angels in her living room – wings and gloriole and all – telling her she is an Ivory. Half human and half angel, she is born to fight for humankind and guard the hellholes where the membrane between worlds is at its weakest.
She, an important warrior? Yeah, riiiight.

Life can make you fall…

Raz might be an angel, but he doesn’t do compassion. His job is to train and make her a leader. So Lillian will just have to suck it up when she discovers the deadly truth behind his words. When she does exactly that, he has to admit there’s more to the bookworm than he thought. Much more. But there’s one thing he shouldn’t forget – in his world feelings come with a price. Is he willing to pay?

Love will give you wings.

My Review

4.5 stars.

I’ve been Natalie’s plot tester/beta reader with this, as well as it’s proof reader, from early on and I really enjoyed it, now I’ve finally gotten to read it’s ending.

The thing with Natalie is she always come up with something original. This is the first time I’ve read a book, or even heard of a book, about a team of half angels/half humans who are trained by angels to takeout demons. The same could be said about her Patroness series; once again, I’ve never read anything like it. That’s what I like about her books: they’re different.

I’ve been Natalie’s plot tester/beta reader with this, as well as it’s proof reader, from early on and I really enjoyed it, now I’ve finally gotten to read it’s ending.

The thing with Natalie is she always come up with something original. This is the first time I’ve read a book, or even heard of a book, about a team of half angels/half humans who are trained by angels to takeout demons. The same could be said about her Patroness series; once again, I’ve never read anything like it. That’s what I like about her books: they’re different.

I don’t want to give too much away but this is a story of good (angels) versus evil (demons) to put it simply. The struggle of eighteen year old Lillian as she realises her life is about to change whether she wants it to or not and her journey from bookworm to fearless leader with the help of her Ivory Guard and Raz, the angel of secrets.

I really enjoyed it, like I did her Patroness series and I’m looking forward to reading the second book in the series, Ebony Fight, to see how everything works out for her and her team.

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Recent Purchases

Published 27/06/2014 by leannecrabtree

So some of you may know that I am obsessed with Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series and I’ve been pining after book 6 in the series since I finished the fifth book last October. It came out last month and I’ve been secretly waiting for the price to drop but with it being a new release, it’s unlikely that will happen for another few months so I caved and bought it off Amazon and I am impatiently waiting for it to arrive so I can lose myself in Charley and Reyes’ world.

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While I was on Amazon I decided to buy the last book in Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series, too, so I can find out how it all ends. I’ve just got the last two to read now and then that’s another series finished.

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I also couldn’t resist buying Tim O’Rourke’s Vampire Seeker from The Works for £1.99. I absolutely love the book and the chance to own it in paperback was not going to be ignored. If you haven’t read a book by the author and love paranormal books that are slightly macabre but have really good plot twists then you should read Tim O’Rourke, he’s amazing.

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And finally, I’ve noticed my taste in books is changing from Contemporary Romances to more Murder Mystery/Whodunnit sort of books. I picked up James Patterson’s Kiss the Girls at a charity book sale and really liked the sound of it. In regards to this, I’d just like to know whether I should read the first Alex Cross book Along Came a Spider first or not?

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Published 02/05/2014 by leannecrabtree

Congratulations to the three lucky winners of Natalie’s Birthday Giveaway. I hope you enjoy all four books you receive.

For those of you who didn’t win (and are on Goodreads) I’m offering 10 people the chance to read Charlotte & Sebastian in exchange for an honest review via the Making Connections group. Here’s a link to the topic: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1798816-3148-charlotte-sebastian-by-leanne-crabtree

All you have to do is write your email address and what format you’d like it in (mobi or epub) and I’ll send it you in exchange for an honest review via Goodreads/Amazon/Barnes & Noble etc.

If you’re not on Goodreads but like the sound of the offer, a book in exchange for an honest review, then by all means leave me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

X-ray function on Kindle?

Published 10/03/2014 by leannecrabtree

Okay. So, I kinda drowned my kindle in the smallest amount of water possible when I slipped getting out of the bath–not a good idea to take it too near water, people!–and bought myself a replacement and upgrade, going from a Kindle 4 to a Kindle Paperwhite.

I’m still getting used to it and stumbled across the x-ray feature. I’ve seen it mentioned on Amazon as having “x-ray enabled” but don’t quite get it. So I was just wondering if anyone could help me?

eBay

Published 15/01/2014 by leannecrabtree

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So.

I used to buy a lot of my paperback books from Amazon but after it scrapped it’s “Free Super-Saver Delivery” option, I decided to try elsewhere and eBay was my next choice and above are the books I’ve bought in the past two weeks that have all cost me under £4. Heist Society, Lothaire and Across the Universe are like new, while Matched, The Body Finder and Hex Hall have slight damage but I’m not fussed about that.

I’m trying to wean myself off my addiction to NA and after reading and loving Heist Society, I think it may just be working 😀

Wolf Claimed now available on Smashwords

Published 08/01/2014 by leannecrabtree

So, I’ve just published Wolf Claimed on Smashwords since it’s 90 day enrolment ended at Amazon and I’m waiting for it to be accepted into the premium catalogue. Fingers crossed it is on it’s first attempt. So for those of you interested in reading my stories, and who don’t own a kindle, Cat’s Wolf and Wolf Claimed are both available for 99c each here: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lscc

Charlotte and Sebastian, as it is now officially being called, is nearly nine chapters in and I’m loving their story. I’ve added the book on Goodreads, so if you like the sound of it you can find/add it here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20468733-charlotte-Sebastian

I’m now off to write some more on it 😀

My newer version of Cat’s Wolf arrived!

Published 28/10/2013 by leannecrabtree

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So it came on Saturday and I totally forgot about it, until a minute ago. As you can see it’s smaller than the old one. It also has cream pages, page numbers and I’m not sure if you can make it out but my name and the title are on the spine! Big improvement on last time!

Now it’s just the image which is still slightly pixelated and the page numbers continue onto the preview of book 2, Wolf Claimed, that I also added. It’s not major enough for me to go back and change it all again, so I think I may just approve the proof and set it to distribution through Amazon and Createspace.

I don’t think I’ll be doing Wolf Claimed into paperback yet, as I’d like to get a bit of the way into Shifter Romance Novella, #3, which will be Malachi and Ruby’s story. I’m not really into my writing at the minute, though it has a prologue and I’ve started chapter one.