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The Channie Series by Charlotte Abel- My Review

I just finished The Channie Series by Charlotte Abel. YA FANTASY/Paranormal is actually my favorite genre of books to read.

Books: Enchantment, Taken, and Finding Valor

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Review:
I went into this series not knowing what to expect. One thing I know from reading so much YA Fantasy is that the books are either very good… or they’re very bad. (I’ve stopped with two YA Fantasy/Paranormal I started within the past couple of weeks because they were just horrible. Errors, plot holes, reading like it was written by a teen instead of for teens, etc…)

Enchantment is the first book and it lays an amazing foundation for the series. The characters are exceptionally well-developed and it’s very easy to get wrapped up in them as if they’re personal friends.

Channie/Enchantment/Chastity is a very likable character. For the fact that she’s a teen throughout the series, I really felt for her character and related to a good bit of her antics. Both as someone who was a teenage girl once and even as a woman. She’s very mature throughout most of the book and her choices are not choices you’d expect a sixteen year old girl with crazy parents to make.

Josh is also very likable and pretty grounded for a teenaged boy. He’s an aspiring Olympic biker who has a plan and a life goal… until fate, or love, intervenes. Channie throws his world into a tail-spin and it’s insane.

The trilogy follows the love story of Channie and Josh as they navigate fate, heartbreak, love, magic, their respective families and their drama, war, and coming into their own. And, if you think a series about two teenagers’ love story is cliche and boring… you have another thing coming.

Both Enchantment and Taken do end in cliffhangers; so, I recommend reading the series consecutively. The next book picks up at the moment the previous book ended.

The supporting characters are also very well rounded and easy to relate to.

Channie’s family hurt my heart on several occasions. As did Josh’s. But, the love and various relationships and dynamics were very realistic. All of the characters are very engaging no matter if you love them or hate them.


Hunter, Channie’s first crush, childhood friend, and fellow mage (witch) is probably my second favorite character in the entire series. He is charming, witty, soft hearted, and genuine. He’s the kind of friend everyone needs in their life. I found myself rooting for him and wanting to hug him the entire book.

Finding Valor, the conclusion to the series, did feel a little rushed at the culmination. But, that could be because as a fellow writer, I just wanted more… more detail, more words on the pages, more complexity.

I don’t want to give too much away about the books, but, if you like magic, love, some teenage angst, and a series you can’t stop reading… read The Channie Series.

I recommend it and will be reading more from Charlotte Abel!

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Cover Reveal for Sleeper by Amy Brock McNew

Amy Brock McNew is a dear friend of mine and I also happen to be a fan of her books.

I’m super excited that she’s releasing Sleeper as an indie author as she is a traditionally published author with her other novels.

Without farther adieu, here’s the gorgeous cover for Sleeper.

A throne with no ruler.

A beast stretching awake.

A goddess unleashed.

Makenna is a self-proclaimed freak with abilities she can’t control. She’s clawed her way through life, fighting to maintain her sanity. Her lonely existence has only fed the vicious animal within her, one she barely contains and doesn’t understand.

Rhys has prepared since birth to be alpha and king of an ancient race of wolves. Instead, he leads half a fractured clan against a depraved madman. But victory begins to slip through Rhys’s fingers. Only one thing can save them. A single requirement for him to claim the throne:

Bonding with his mate, the one warrior queen born to each generation, the incarnation of a primal warrior goddess who holds more power than any of them can imagine.

When Rhys finds Makenna, he believes the battle has shifted in his favor. He never imagined his heart would want her as much as his body. While Makenna is drawn to Rhys with terrifying intensity, his arrival triggers an acceleration in her abilities, the beast within her growing stronger than ever.

Will discovering the truth give Makenna the peace she craves, or will it ignite a savage escalation in the war, drenching their lives in blood?

Doesn’t that look and sound amazing?!

You can follow Amy here:

Website

http://www.facebook.com/AmyBrockMcNewAuthor

Twitter@AmyBrockMcNew

Instagram@ABMCAuthor

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Make certain to add Sleeper, Rise of the Fianna Book 1 by Amy Brock McNew to your TBR list!

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Help Our Heroes Military Anthology Cover & Author Reveal: Skye Turner’s Battle Ground Cover Reveal

#CoverReveal & #AuthorAnnouncement

The Help Our Heroes charity anthology has 15 new stories from these amazing authors.

Release date May 1st, #Preorder coming soon.

For more info on the stories, authors and charities please join our Facebook group, you will also find some exclusive #giveaways happening in there soon.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1152384841515495/

There is something for everyone in this military romance anthology.

Proceeds will be split between two miliarty charities. One in America and one in the U.K.!

Add to you GR – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39277207-help-our-heroes

This content is for mature audiences only.

· My Sweet GI by T.L. Wainwright

· Wounded Hero by Ava Manello

· Wrecked by T.A Mckay

· Dearest Betty by M.B. Feeney

· Leaving Home by Alyvia Paige

· Never Forget Him by Tracy Lorraine

· The Flyboys Girl by Michelle Rene

· Battle Ground by Skye Turner

· No Beginning by Sam Destiny

· Man Down by Alice La Roux

· Riding Out The Storm by Lucy Felthouse

· Hunter by S. M Phillips

· Chopper by Esther E. Schmidt

· The Do-Gooder And The Dropout by Bella Settarra

· Outranked in Love by JF Holland

My story is:

Battle Ground

The Fitzgerald Triplets

#CoverRevealBattleGround

Cover by: Traci Douglas/ Dark Water Covers

Blurb⬇️

Rea Badeaux has always been best friends with the Fitzgerald triplets. Grew up alongside them and has been there for all three. But she’s always wanted more than friendship from the gorgeous, daredevil of the group, Luka.

Luka has always counted on Rea to nurse his various wounds, both physical and mental.

Rea comes to terms with the reality that Luka will never reciprocate her feelings and decides to be the best friend she can be. Luke joins the military and is deployed overseas. His daredevil persona has him quickly rising the ranks in the infantry and soon enough, he decides to train to be special forces. Until a freak training accident suddenly ends his military career.

Upon returning his me, he must come to terms with the changes to his body and life.

Rea is once again there for him though she’s involved with someone.

Luka realizes that the one thing he’s been looking for has been there all along. His feelings and recovery have him pushing her away only to pull her back in.

*Reader Discretion Advised. Not intended for those under the age of 18. Contains extreme military situations, adult language, and explicit sex.

#ComingSoon #CharityAnthology #MilitaryRomance #MustRead #OneClick

#HelpOurHeroes #SkyeTurner #BattleGround

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Author Ramblings, Indie Authors, Life, My thoughts, Pimping Myself Out, Release Week

The Day I Finally Felt Like an “Author.” RELEASE WEEK: ALLURING SURRENDER: DAY 4.

The Day I Finally “Felt” Like I Was an Author
By: Author Skye Turner

About seventeen months ago, I started on this journey called self-publishing. One day in the summer of 2013, while my husband was offshore and my kids were running around my house like crazy little people, I sat at my laptop and decided to get the ideas that were living in my head… out.

I wrote like a person possessed that day. I think I wrote something like nine thousand words. It was like now that I was finally allowing the voices in my head to talk, they had so much to say.

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Alluring Turmoil, Author Ramblings, Guest Blog Posts, Indie Authors, Life, My thoughts

Guest Blog Post I did for 1 Book Lover’s Opinion.

Guest Post by Skye Turner author of Alluring Turmoil

 

 

1 Book Lovers would like to thank Skye for guest posting today.  Reas what her thoughts are on being an Indie Author~M

 

 

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Author Ramblings, Life, My thoughts

Chaos and Censorship in the Indie World

The shit has basically hit the proverbial fan in the Indie Author World over the past few days!

Online retailers have started pulling Indie Author Books, people are losing books on their devices, authors are panicking, readers are furious…

It’s a big old mess and it’s utter chaos.

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Author Ramblings, My thoughts

Making It Happen. Risk and Reward.

In one week, I’ve gone 1000% into marketing myself as an author.

I’ve always been a “go getter” and if I choose to do something, then I’m going to DO it.

I don’t do anything half ass, and for me, if I’m going to take the time to do something (because my time is in pretty short supply as it is), then I’m going to give it my all.

If I dedicate the time and energy, I expect silver linings at the end. Continue reading

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