Mack (Angelbound Offspring, #6) by Christina Bauer
Publication date: December 15th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Dragons. Vampires. And the hidden city of El Dorado.
Threats abound and secrets are revealed in
this exciting conclusion to the story of Kaps and Mack!
The Angelbound Offspring Series
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Midnight is here. At last. I stand outside the Zoetic Fortress with a smile on my face and an umbrella in my hand. Unlike Doc Langstrom’s toilet brush, this item is a true magic wand. Why the enchanted umbrella? Midnight is almost here and with it, Kaps. Once my girlfriend arrives, we’ll hone our vampire hunting skills with the magical battle simulations loaded inside this very umbrella. Fun times.
Stepping in a slow circle, I inspect the landscape. Where should I wave this thing? There’s no lack of places to cast, that’s for certain. The full moon shows off every detail of the Fortress grounds. Essentially the place is a series of mini-castles that encircle a central lawn. Nodding once, I make my decision. Best to wave my umbrella-wand right in the middle of the open green. Turning, I march toward the lawn’s center.
Suddenly, a black shape passes over the moon. Pausing, I scan the dark streak more closely. To regular humans, that’s an ordinary shadow. But I’ve a bit of demonic DNA in my background. Which means I can look past magical glamours. To me, it’s a dragon. My grin widens. That’s not just any dragon, either. It’s Kaps. The woman I love. Based on her speed, she’ll land any second. Perfect.
A great black shape blots out the moon entirely. Massive dark wings send a gust of wind in my direction. Heat radiates from her dragon’s body as she lands only a few yards away. For a moment, I can soak in the glory of her form. Dark scales. Eyes that glow red. A line of scarlet spikes that run down her back and tail. A shimmer of red light surrounds her body. For one more moment, the massive dragon looms tall. Then it’s replaced by the human version of Kaps. My woman is no less impressive this way, what with her dark hair, amber eyes and whip-fast tail. She wears leather pants, hefty boots and a halter top. Damn, I’ve missed her.
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.
The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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Dystopian fiction readers will find a fast-paced, edge-of-your seat thriller in the second book of The Undoing Trilogy. Fans of Divergent, Year One, or The Amber Project will love The Breaking!
The Breaking (The Undoing Trilogy, #2)
by Desserae K Shepston
Schools have shut down and non-essential workers have been told not to report to their jobs. Rebecca and the gang have been training with Colossus for weeks now, but when the message arrives in the middle of the night on Rebecca’s phone, she knows this is not a drill.
As new details about the BRO facilities are revealed, the Colossus team mobilizes for action, but an unexpected event thwarts their plans, and members begin to question their leader.
How far are the newest Colossus members willing to go to do what’s right?
Rebecca and her friends know the virus is a coordinated attack between Council and BRO on the citizens of Montrose but solving that mystery has only led to more unanswered questions. What started as an effort to fulfill a promise Rebecca made to her dying brother has grown into a determination to break the government before it tears the country apart once more.
Can a small group of people truly make a difference in a world where all the power and control rests in the very hands of the person trying to destroy their country?
They will risk new alliances. They will risk lives. They will risk the future. They will risk
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REVIEW BY LAWonder10:
It is an injustice to the author and reader, not to read the first book in his series before reading this one. It is shocking as to how close this author has pin-pointed a very possible reality as to what is happening in the U.S. Her writing is published before a similar scenario occurs in the nation.
As with many middle books in a trilogy, the first part of this book is slightly confusing and awkward. NOTE: I strongly recommend readers do not quit reading. As the story progresses, so does the action and important events.
Now that President Manglebee has succeeded in his well devised plan, he is still not satisfied. He wants complete control!
Exciting events leads to the conclusive trilogy. The ending is complete yet the author has cleverly implemented a "cliff hanger".
The various characters are well defined and feel genuine. The background scenes are portrayed in a manner which are easily visualized,
The Title and Cover are wall-fitted to the story.
Because i feel this is a "Must Read!", I can overlook the awkward beginning, since the majority of the book is fast paced and an important reflection on today's society, I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no urging for a positive review. This is my honest review.
OTHER BOOKS IN the Series:
THE UNDOING: A Young Adult Dystopian Scifi Novel (Book 1 of The Undoing Trilogy) by Desserae Shepston
Published February 25th 2019 | 344 pages
In her 14 years, all Rebecca has known is life under the rigid structure of Anecor. She knows the rules. She knows how to play the game. Now everything she knows is about to change...
The Reckoning destroyed the United States of America. Survivors of the assault, led by the newly elected president, are now subject to his rules. The Vision controls nearly every aspect of life in the country now known as Anecor.
Rebecca and Jonathan grew up under the strict rules and watchful "eye" of SMALS, an AI system that monitors citizens' every move through phones and internal trackers. Those who don't follow the rules are disappeared.
Never to be seen again.
When a strange virus strikes the city of Montrose, the residents panic as more of their friends, family, and acquaintances are stricken. No one knows how the virus spreads and scientists have found no cure. There have been no survivors. When the virus strikes Jonathan, Rebecca's world turns upside down.
Jonathan reveals to Rebecca his suspicions about the virus and the discovery of a mysterious glow of purple light behind a nearby mountain. It is up to Rebecca to continue the work he started. It is up to her to unravel the mystery of the virus and the purple light. It is up to her to save her city.
Rebecca will have to risk everything, including her life, to keep her promise to Jonathan.
Her life is about to change. And so will the rules of the game.
And to succeed, it will mean joining in a perilous battle for the survival of Anecor.
About Desserae K Shepston
Desserae K Shepston was born in Montana, but spent her formative years in Champaign, Illinois. She blames her birth place on her affinity for mountain environments. She has lived in Chicago, Garmisch, Germany, Austin, and now, everywhere North America.
Desserae received her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She holds two Masters and a PhD from Texas State University. She left the stationary life and career behind for a life on the road in a 1993 RV, traveling North America with her three cats, and living her passion for travel and an outdoor life. She wrote her first book, Travel Cats: tips for beginning an rv journey with your feline family after working through the kinks of RV living with cats herself. Her children's book, The Adventures of Gatsby the Travel Cat in Mesa Verde was also inspired by her travels and her most adventuresome cat, really named Gatsby, who seems to have been born for road life.
Desserae has also written a Young Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian novel, The Undoing. This book did not come from her travels, but was born purely from her imagination and a love of YA and Dystopian literature.
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
Cora was born a Princess. Her elder brother was the Crowned Prince. His associate counselor was Evil.
After the recent slow deaths of their parents, and the agonizing death of her sister-in-law after birthing a stillborn child, Cora let her brother know of her strong suspicions of the Evil Mortdecai, the counselor. Since Corah was studying Alchemy , she realized the symptoms of poisoning. She was devastated when her brother refused to listen, then turned on her and banished her from the castle forever! She was just eight years old! Fortunately, the "forest people" took her in and raised her.
Prince Teryn and his twin were among other Princes' vying for a Princess's hand. Teryn was one of the three finalists. He felt the feat they were asked to do was beyond reason.. While deciding to return home, a terrorizing event changed his whole agenda.
This tale is full of adventure, action, suspense, terror and morals. The characters are well developed and the scenes are graphically described. The Title and Book Cover were very effective.
I felt the choice of narrator was not the best one. Although she voiced emphasizes in the story well, her enunciation wasn't always the best, and she failed to be consistent with the "voices". Her voice is not one i enjoyed listening to.
I offer a Three and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was sent to me as a gift with no pressure to post a positive review. This s my honest review.
CORA: Born a Royal Princess. Banished while only a child. Raised by "the Forest People". Strong willed, rejected, honest, insecure at times, brave, wise. Having to learn hard lessons of life with little guidance.
Although mistreated and rejected, she still has a compassionate heart and learns all she can about many things.
Told by the evil Mordecai she is ugly, she doesn't dwell on it and is, in fact, attractive.
PRINCE TERYN: Bound and determined by duty as future crowned Prince, he is attractive, determined, brave, a good leader, raised by loving parents and a loving twin brother. He is valiant and wise. Truly a man women dream of marrying.
PRINCE LERYLITH: Slightly resentful of the effort and attention placed on his stronger, healthier twin brother. He has worked very hard to overcome his unhealthy state and do become physically stronger, yet nobody seems to have noticed. Althugh slightly jealous, he is loved by his family. He loves his brother too much to allpw his resentment to grow. He is loyal, brave, talented and a good leader. He is to be admired.
MORDECAI:Evil, ruthless manically driven to control the kingdoms and the people within it. He is heartless.He is a horrifyingly strong magician ,
ABOUT The AUTHOR:
Tessonja Odette is a fantasy author living in Seattle with her family, her pets, and ample amounts of chocolate. When she isn’t writing, she’s watching cat videos, petting dogs, having dance parties in the kitchen with her daughter, or pursuing her many creative hobbies.
ABOUT The Narrator:
Emma Faye is an actor and audiobook narrator with 20+ years of experience on stage, screen and voice over. Being an LA trained actor, Emma is great at bringing characters to life, very versatile with voices, and draws the listener into the story. She loves doing audiobooks and specializes in Clean/Sweet/Christian books. She is a proud cat mom to 4 fur babies and runs a local community theatre.
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