Friday, May 3, 2013

Free for your Kindle! The Search for Artemis by P.D. Griffith

Title: The Search for Artemis

Series: Chronicles of Landon Wicker
Author: P. D. Griffith
Publisher: Gryff Publishing, Ltd.

Release Date: June 1, 2011
Promotion Dates: 5/2/2013 - 5/6/2013

Original Price: $4.99
Promo Price: $0.00

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Book Description: Consumed with guilt after a horrible tragedy, LANDON WICKER is forced into a life where teenagers can lift city buses with their minds and people don’t just see—but control—the world around them. Landon struggles to accept his new reality but finds solace in the company of hundreds of teenagers just like him when he’s taken to a secret training facility for psychokinetics—the Gymnasium.

But everything changes after a chance encounter with a mysterious girl. She propels Landon on a hunt for answers about the true nature of his abilities and his new home, and he soon uncovers some dark truths the Gymnasium would do anything to keep hidden.

Will he discover the truth? What is hidden in the Restricted Tower? And who is Artemis? Landon must choose where his loyalties lie, while he comes to terms with his past—and his future.

The novel is also available in paperback for $14.99 by clicking HERE.

Review: Voodoo for Two by Elle James

Amazon Product Description:

Be careful what you wish for…

Determined to marry the most eligible bachelor in the parish to save her family, Lucie LeBieu turns a “love bug” loose to cast its Voodoo spell. What she doesn’t count on is hitting two targets—the golden boy congressional candidate and her Cajun-hot ex. To set things right, she must undo the spell before she falls into bed—and back in love—with a certain down and dirty heartbreakin' cop or breaks another man's heart.

Undercover investigator Ben Boyette is back in Louisiana on special assignment when he runs across his old flame, brewing up trouble as usual. But when hometown threats turn deadly, Lucie's life is on the line. Determined to protect both her and his politician assignment from falling victim to a murderer, Ben finds that he's the one who's falling hard for the irresistible bayou temptress.

My thoughts:
This is the second Elle James book that I have read.  I fell in love with her characters and writing style with the first book, Voodoo in the Bayou, and was looking forward to this next installment.  I recieved both books from the author in return for honest reviews.  I didn't read the blurb beforehand - so I was surprised by the love triangle that we have in this story, even though the title is a giveaway on that idea. 

Elle James has once again created characters that a reader can really invest in.  I feel in love with Ben Boyette as soon as I met him and so I got frustrated with the love triangle more quickly than normal.  Eric too is a great character, but all truly hopeless romantics want the girl to go for the man she is head over heels for instead of the "perfect" guy.  The idea of true love and what you are willing to give, give up on, and give up for are ones we all think about - or at least should.

I enjoyed the story, but felt it dragged at times.  I had a hard time with a couple things:
First, Lucie searching for and finding (more than once) her love bug - it seems to me that it would be much harder to locate a specific lady bug in the bayou. Second, the return of Lucie's mother - I was expecting more expansion here, but the explanation that we get is complete and realistic enough.

All in all, I truly enjoyed the story.  I loved the characters, I was thrilled with the ending, and I can't wait for more books from Elle James.   This book is well worth the read.