November 30, 2013

Review: Ryder On The Storm by

Title: Ryder On The Storm
Author: Violet Patterson
Series: Emerald Seer 1
Format: Ebook
Pages: 236 pages

Storm Sullivan is a Seer from an ancient line forced to return home after the brutal murder of her aunt. But Storm finds she's inherited more than just the family estate. Ryder Cohen is an Immortal, a former enforcer commissioned to eradicate the Sullivan line and prevent the rise of the Emerald. But Ryder has come to question his mission and the reasons behind it. Ryder on the Storm is the first in the Emerald Seer series. An urban fantasy with a supporting cast of Immortals, Seraphs, and Deities this is just the beginning of Storm's journey. The Emerald Seer saga continues with Light My Fire which centers on Lucian's fiery past as Storm closes in on the truth of her destiny. Still craving more Emerald Seer? Dive into Whiskey, Mystics and Men, an Emerald Seer Novella.

November 29, 2013

Author Guest Post: Why Should Readers Read Your Books by Violet Patterson

Why Should Readers Read Your Books

First, let me say how much I love epic fantasy.  Truly, I love the long, complex stories with so many characters (whose names tend to be surprisingly similar) that I need an index and even a series of family trees to keep them all straight.  I also enjoy writing amazingly, intensely complex tales but I have found that not everybody can read them.  Not everybody can get lost in the spider web adventures of David Eddings or George R.R. Martin or J.R.R. Tolkien.  Most of my beta readers are those people.  My friends and family are those people.  Working Moms and Dads who have very little time to devote themselves let alone to reading.  That’s where the Emerald Seer Series comes in.  Fantasy, magic, and even a little romance rolled into a lighter read where characters names don’t run together, the plotlines are easy to follow, easily picked up and set down for hours (or even days) without ever losing your place but still with enough surprise and intrigue to be interesting.  I wanted a series that could be read for fifteen minutes here and there without losing its potency.  

That said I’ve composed a list of the top five reasons to read the Emerald Seer Series.

#1 Strong female leads – aside from my heroine, Storm Sullivan, there are some serious players with strength, humor, and talents to rival any of the men.  I wanted to create a world where the women could defend themselves as much as lean on their men.  Angeline Corsova (introduced briefly in RYDER ON THE STORM and the main character in WHISKEY, MYSTICS, AND MEN) is part fae and full warrior.  Without giving too much away, give that woman a sword and let her go to work.  Though she is pursued by at least three men, Angeline puts her love life on a back burner to follow her own personal code of honor.  Sophia Bedeaux is soft spoken and at times meek but she evolves into a force to be reckoned with.  Throw in some witches, a line of seers, and a Goddess to round out this stunning female class.

Bitting Thursday: #2

Alright, so Biting Thursday is where I share a bite of what I'm reading right now, which is Vampire Academy.  So are you ready for a bite??

Mason stopped walking and stared at me. "You're putting in extra time with Belikov? " "Yeah, so what?" "So the man is a god." "Exaggerate much?" I asked.

How was that for a bite of Vampire Academy? I rather think it was pretty tasty.  Until next time, hope you take a good "bite" of the next book you want to read.  

November 5, 2013

Love & The Goddess Blog Tour: Author Guest Post

I am super excited about today's post here on Page Bites.  I have the author of Love & The Goddess, Mary Elizabeth Coen with us.  I love this book and hope you all have picked up your copy and have read this book, if you haven't what are you waiting for.  Today, she is here to share her writing journey with us and after that you can read more about the book and the author herself.  Enjoy!