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Samskaras by Melissa Lummis (Promo/Review/Giveaway)

Samskaras (Love and Light Series, Book 2)

by Melissa Lummis

Published: June 6, 2013

Publisher: Self Published

Length:  341 pages

Genre:  Paranormal Fantasy

 

Available at:   Amazon  |  B&N

Is this not the most fabulous cover?  It caught my eye immediately and made me want to read the book and I was glad I did.  Keep reading to catch my thoughts on it along with the fun giveaway Melissa is running!  Enjoy!

About Samskaras:

 

When the universe conspired to bring Loti and Wolf together, it was just getting warmed up. After surviving Modore’s attempt to kill Wolf, the lovers want nothing more than some peace and quiet. But the universe has other plans. And Loti and Wolf are done waiting to find out what they are.
All too aware there will be no happily-ever-after for them until Modore is dealt with, they form a dubious alliance with untrustworthy forces from Wolf’s past. While searching for clues to the homicidal vampire’s whereabouts, they uncover secrets that begin to unravel reality as they know it.
Tangled up in the chaos of black ops conspiracies and fae treachery, they make a fatal mistake—overlooking the enemy in their midst. Can love and light survive a downward spiral into darkness?

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My Thoughts:

As the second book in the Love and Light series, Samskaras was a terrific follow-up book.  I read and enjoyed Enlightened so figured that it was a safe bet I would enjoy this one as well.  I love Melissa (and her hair!) and her outlook on life.  I had a small problem though because (yes, showing my ignorance) I had no idea what the word Samskaras meant.  So I looked it up.  Turns out that samskaras is plural of sam·ska·ra, a noun referring to a purificatory ceremony or rite marking a major event in one’s life or deep impressions that comes from our past experiences and that we accumulate from our ongoing life experiences.  Seems like Samskaras is the perfect title for this book. 😉

Enlightened set the stage for the events of this book.  In it,  we learned of the failed assassination attempt on the Vampire named Wolf by the evil Vampire named Modore.  He wanted desperately to gain control on the Light Walker (Loti). In Book 2, Samskaras, everything goes downhill and fast.  Modore now wants to bond with Loti to gain immortality and increase his powers ten fold… a very bad idea.  In trying to make things better, Loti’s mate Wolf join some dark forces from his past and things go from bad to worse.  By this point in the book, I was exhausted!  Emotional Rollercoaster Central!  It was a serious page-turner and the ending left me smiling and wanting more. I cannot wait to see where Melissa takes us from here!

Should you read this as a stand alone novel or read Enlightened first?  Do your self a favor and read Enlightened first.  It gives you background in a way that will make Samskaras much more fulfilling.  All lovers of magic, witches, Vamps, and stories about Good and Evil are sure to devour this book!


 

About the Author

Melissa Lummis considers herself a truth seeker, a peaceful warrior, a paranormal and fantasy writer, an avid reader, a thru-hiker GAàME ’98, a wife, a mother, and a free thinker. She believes the universe conspires to help an adventurer. And if we live our lives as if it is a daring adventure (and it is!), then everything we need will find its way to us.
The author lives in rural Virginia with her husband, two children, an Alaskan Malamute and a myriad of forest creatures. The nature of her mind dictates that she write to stay sane. Otherwise, her fertile imagination takes off on tangents of its own accord, creating scenarios and worlds that confuse the space-time continuum.
Namaste, dear friends.
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Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson (Promo/Giveaway)

Thirty-Two Going On Spinster

by Becky Monson 
Published:  December 12, 2012
Publisher:  Exclusive Publishing
Length:  348 pages
Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Available at: Amazon 

I cannot wait to read this fun and funny sounding book!  Watch for my review over on SnifferWalk Books on Monday, July 15th!

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According to Webster’s dictionary,
A spinster is:
1: an unmarried woman of gentle family 
2: an unmarried woman and especially one past the common age for marrying 
3: a woman who seems unlikely to marry 
4: me 
Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.
With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.
But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?

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About the Author:

By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.Becky runs a large on-line book club called “This Chick Reads”. Check it out on Facebook!

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All For Hope by Olivia Hardin (Promo/Book Sale/Giveaway)

 

 

All For Hope

by Olivia Hardin

Published:  April 29, 2013

Publisher:  Hayson Publishing

Length:  964 KB

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Available at:  Amazon / Barnes and Noble

About All of Hope

To protect her heart, he left her behind.To protect her life, he’ll leave the life he’s made behind.
Sometimes the safest distance between two hearts is no distance at all…

Kidnapping a baby wasn’t something Hope ever dreamed she would do. But she’s been burned by the legal system before, so when the court places her friend’s child into the custody of an abuser, she takes matters into her own hands. She steals the baby and fakes her death, hoping to make a clean getaway. She planned every detail, except one.Her high school sweetheart and best friend, who left her years before, sees her at a gas station. Hope thinks all is lost, until he offers to help them.

Brennan had always been the love of Hope’s life, but he never wanted to be. She knows she cannot depend on him for long. However, as each day passes, it becomes painfully obvious that she is in way over her head. She goes with him, intending to keep him always an arm’s length away to protect her heart. But being on the run together sparks the old flames that once burned between Brennan and Hope.
Families, friends, and lovers must band together to save an innocent baby and a daring woman or both of their lives will be destroyed. Together, they’ll do it All for Hope…

About Author Olivia Hardin:

Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words.
She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.

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