Review: Paradise Seekers by N. Major

Categories: 1 butterfly, adventure, dark fantasy, N. Major, RBR, review, ya
     Paradise SeekersN. Major; Published May 24th 2011Sam awakens into the new world of Haven knowing nothing of his past, save a recurring dream that haunts him nightly. As he adapts to his new surroundings, Sam find others who are like him: groups of teenagers calling themselves “Paradise Seekers.” At first Sam believes he has found a utopia. But as the dream turns darker and a strange insanity begins to rip apart the other Paradise Seekers, Sam finds himself in a race against time to save not only himself, but the girl he loves from spiraling Read more [...]

Review: Anathema (Causal Enchantment #1) by K.A. Tucker

Categories: 5 butterflies, K.A. Tucker, paranormal, RBR, review, romance, vampires, ya
     Anathema (The Causal Enchantment Series)K.A. Tucker; Published June 1st 2011 by Papoti Books (first published May 25th 2011)Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone. When Evangeline meets Sofie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, Read more [...]

Review: Hexult by Perry Aylen

Categories: 3 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, Perry Aylen, RBR, review, ya
     HexultPerry Aylen; Kindle EditionPublished May 12th 2011 by Skymirror PublishingWhen the seas rose and the world froze, much knowledge was lost.Mysterious twins, Jacob and Elya, shipwrecked in Hexult, discover their superior understanding of science is mistaken for magic by the superstitious islanders.With the aid of Aulf the mailman and his fiery crewmate, Ingar, the twins must overcome terrible tragedy and danger, to save their reputations and their lives.- Goodreads on HexultWhat a refreshing idea! Literally, refreshing. With the heat Read more [...]

Review: Dreams Unleashed (The Prophecies) by Linda Hawley

Categories: 4 butterflies, action, adventure, Linda Hawley, paranormal, RBR, review, some romance
      Dreams Unleashed: Book 1, The Prophecies Trilogy (Volume 1)Linda Hawley; Kindle Edition, 1st, 264 pages; Published May 20th 2011 by Nouveau Publishing CompanyIt’s the near-future year of 2015, where technology governs life. In this dystopian world, governments control their citizens by tracking them with RFID. The right to personal privacy does not exist. The heroine, Ann Torgeson, having been trained by the CIA as a paranormal spy at nineteen years old, has enhanced abilities. Twenty-five years later, she lives a double life: first, Read more [...]

Review: Puttypaw by Tom North

Categories: 5 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, RBR, review, Tom North, ya
     PuttypawTom North; Kindle Edition; Published April 22nd 2011 by Tom NorthToby has shut himself off from the world. Since the accident that killed his mother he has spent every waking moment simply waiting until he can return to bed, and sleep. But one night he is woken by an immense, yowling tabby cat that tears his room apart, searching for its missing ‘mousey’. And Toby knows from that moment that life is only going to get stranger.‘Puttypaw’ is a book about cats; man-sized, talking cats. (One of which specializes in casual malevolence Read more [...]

Review: 33 Days […] by Bill See

Categories: 5 butterflies, Bill See, memoir, RBR, review
      33 Days: Touring In A Van, Sleeping On Floors, Chasing A Dream(Buy the Paperback from Lulu)Bill See; Published April 2011 by Lulu (first published February 2nd 2011)For 33 days in the summer of 1987, Divine Weeks toured in a beat up old Ford Econoline van, sleeping on strangers’ floors, never sure they’d make enough gas money to get them to the next town. This deeply personal, coming of age, on the road memoir follows critically acclaimed 80s indie alt rock band Divine Weeks’ first tour. Liberated from alcoholic upbringings and rigid Read more [...]