Cursed Release

One of the first books that we reviewed on this site was Sacrificed by Nykki Mills. I liked this book a lot and actually gave it a 5/6. Now Mills has released a spin off called Cursed that stars one of the smaller characters. Her name is Gina and she sees dead people.

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Heat: ♥♥

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Overall Rating 6/6 Glass Slippers

Gina’s family has a special talent that most people aren’t aware of. They can, in different ways, communicate or sense the dead. Luckily for Gina, she only really experienced seeing the dead was when she was little. Now, for some reason, they won’t leave her a lone and they are angry! A women in what looks like an old saloon dress keeps appearing and attacking Gina.

The mysterious Ben notices that Gina is having issues but he recognizes the signs and is eager to help. Gina is weary to accept the help because she doesn’t actually know him and he appears to be stalking her.

Then one of Gina’s classmates, Amber (she was in Sacrificed), is found dead and all evidence points to Gina as the killer. For lack of options, she leaves town with Ben and they attempt to figure out what happened and how they can clear Gina’s name. The book is now a murder mystery with a transparent suspect.

Ben calls in reinforcements, Adrian (be still my heart), and Lynn for help dealing with the ghosts. They soon uncover a town secret that has been plaguing young girls for several decades. What does the woman in red want? Is she after Gina? Will she go to jail for a murder she didn’t commit?  Can they stop her before even more lives are lost?

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One of the things I liked about this book is that Gina isn’t your classic girl next door character. She has flaws, a neglectful mother, a devastating past, and a boyfriend who wants to use her. So how does she handle all of this? Gina masks her pain with sex and drugs. A lot of people don’t want to talk about self medicating or abuse because it isn’t pretty and no one wants young adults getting influenced. But that’s what happens in real life. Mills doesn’t shy away from the talking about tough topics and real issues that are facing normal teenagers who don’t see dead people.

I also loved the characters.At first I was nervous because I really like Kass, the main character from Sacrificed, and Gina is nothing like her. I don’t usually like the rebel female main characters but Gina is so likable and I don’t know how Mills did it. You root for her almost from page one and she soon becomes infectious.

Gina encounters a love triangle, maybe a square is more appropriate, and this definitely keeps the book interesting. Will she stay with her troubled boyfriend, the good guy just trying to help her, or the sexy stud who offers a physical distraction. Or will the ghosts over power her before she has the chance to make a choice?

There are some almost sex scenes and a very steamy shower scene but there is no outright penetration. This is am age appropriate romance that I think anyone would enjoy. But I would recommend reading Sacrificed first. We also did an interview with Nykki Mills a few weeks ago that you can check out to find out more about the mind behind the drama.

Mils informs us that this is book one in a series and from talking to her, it seems to be the teenage Supernatural!

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‘Cursed’ Cover Reveal

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Coming Aug. 2nd from Limitless Books

Cursed by Nykki Mills

Series: Cursed Souls, Book #1

Genre: Paranormal

Release Date: August 2, 2016

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Cover Designer: DERANGED DOCTOR DESIGNS

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The line between sanity and sobriety can quickly fade when you can talk to the dead…

Gina Flinn is no stranger to the dark side. She’s been walking the tightrope with death for years. Plagued with abnormal abilities ranging from picking up old memories to reading auras, Gina found herself in a downward spiral into drugs and alcohol.

She’s been clean and sober for a year now, but when she starts seeing the pesky ghost of the old lady down the street, things start to unravel. It’s a minor annoyance until a ghost of a woman in red shows up and starts tormenting Gina with visions of a violent past

Seeing a side of death that no one should leads Gina straight into Ben Peterson’s path…

In an attempt reunite the old lady with her beloved cat, Gina runs into Ben, who is eager to help her. But no one can help her—the woman in red is relentless, which forces Gina to turn back to the comfort of intoxication. She blacks out and wakes up in bed with Ben, only to find herself on the wrong side of the law.

Gina got into a fight with one of her classmates during her blackout, and now the girl is missing…

Gina is the number one suspect, and with her history of substance abuse and erratic behavior, everyone is sure she’s guilty. She knows she’s innocent and it all leads back to the woman in red.

But with the police breathing down her neck, and Ben the only person willing to believe her story, Gina must find a way to prove her innocence or finally accept that maybe she really is…

Cursed.

 

Giveaway!!

Hi everyone! We will be hosting a special giveaway today. As we said in our post yesterday, Nykki Mills is donating a electronic copy of her book, Sacrificed, to anyone who likes and replies to this post or our post on facebook. You get one entry for each like and one for each comment so you have four chances to win. Young adult paranormal romance not your thing? Well Mills is willing to gift you another ebook worth $3.99. Now, the question: What is the location of the best date you have ever been to?

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We have recently added an email list to the blog. It’s on the left hand side. If you sign up, then you will be entered to win an amazon giftcard as well. Remember, it’s prime day today so the deals will be amazing! We will start the gift card at $5. For each person who adds their email, we will add $1 to the gift card total up to $50. If you share the link to our facebook page or the blog, you will get a second entry to the giftcard price.

Comment if you have any questions or message one of us privately! Thanks for the support you’ve all shown us so far and we hope to hold many more contests like this.

Love Sarah and Kelsey

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The Virgin Always Get’s It

For today’s post, I decided to review a paranormal young adult novel. Don’t worry though, there was plenty of romance to keep me captivated.

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Overall Rating: 5/6 Glass Slippers

Genre: Paranormal Ya

Recently, the ya, young adult, genre has been taking over book clubs all over the world. What draws people to the most awkward period of life, I’ll never know. But for some reason, I cant look away either.

In Sacrificed  by Nykki Mills, Kass is a sixteen year old girl who by literature standards, is pretty normal. She has two loving adoptive parents, lots of superficial friends, and a horny boyfriend. However, she doesn’t really feel fear. That is until some very creepy things start happening.

The spirit of a dirty little girl begins appearing and of course, only Kass can see her. Most of her “friends” think she has gone crazy and her boyfriend keeps sneaking off places. The only one who believes her is the misunderstood boy next door, Ian. He happens to be in a band drive a motorcycle and has luscious lips. At sixteen, I would have sought out his help too!

They begin searching for reasons to explain the strange voices, sounds, and visions that Kass is soon plagued by. Turns out, they all go back to her biological mother. Soon, Kass is kidnapped, Ian is in chains, and there is a ritual being performed that involves a demon. I won’t go into further details so I don’t write any spoilers but it is very intense and ends in fire.

There were a lot of things that I liked about this book, number one being I couldn’t put it down. The pacing was fantastic, maybe a little quick but I thought it worked for the book. Normally, I don’t read a lot of paranormal because the characters tend to visit me in my sleep which causes a whole list of problems that typically involve a Disney marathon at three in the morning. But I really didn’t feel like this was over the top. Yes, the spirit of the little girl was crazy! I expected her to star in my dreams but the way Mills closed the story, there was enough resolution that I was no longer terrified of the monsters that go bump in the night because of the way the characters handled them.

Another thing that I liked was that the teenagers did not expect to conquer the world. A lot of ya books have teens doing crazy things but everything they had to do was believable. Kass was not expected to walk a tight rope over New York City while shooting at an advancing army. She was a relatable character. Plus, Mills even has a line where the teenagers realize they are in over their heads.

Now, this book was with teenagers so there was no real sex going on. There was a scene where it came very close, but luckily a demon handled things. Which of course is good because he didn’t have a condom… I thought the relationships that Mills set up were age appropriate but still effective in creating compelling drama. There were one or two moments of predictability in the relationships but overall they were great.

The general plot of this book was intriguing and it left me guessing constantly. This was a quick and easy read but I don’t think it is just for teenagers. Mom and daughter could share this book easily. Word to the wise, this book was a little mild on the paranormal activity until almost the very end. I preferred that as paranormal is still new to me but other people may not.

Check out Nykki’s blog and she is doing a giveaway. Click here