Thursday 19 January 2023


Julie by Sherry Foster
Book 4 in the Safe Haven Wolves series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook

About Julie:
The rescue is only the beginning.

Being rescued from an illegal prison doesn't mean life will suddenly be better for the female shifters. For Julie, the terror hasn't ended. It lives in her mind every minute of every day. She can't help others help her unless she gets past the block her mind has created. But no one can help her if they don't know about the block. Is she destined to live the rest of her life in a hell not of her making? Grab your copy and find out what happens when the female rescued has no way of telling anyone what is wrong.
Source: Info in the About Julie was taken from GoodReads at on 03/11/2019.

My Thoughts:
The cover... why does Edward has such a big nose?!

There are some holes in the plot. But, this is urban fantasy, not crime fiction. There is a bit of a wiggle room when it comes to plot. I tend to be a little bit more tolerant with plot holes with fantasy stories. Specially if the story is told well, which this book is! But, I still wish that there weren't, though. With the last three books, the women were bad-ass. This one, not so much... However, the story is still good! With the introduction of witches and other elements in the previous book, the story arch for this series took on another interesting turn. Plus other twists to the story. They are not really "a surprise" because I can guess what it was a mile away, but I like the twists anyway. This series just gets interesting all the time! For 119 pages long, this book is another short and sweet wolf shifter read!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 5
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = 5
Plot = 4
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

Meet The Author

About Sherry Foster:
Sherry fell in love with reading when she was young and never lost her love of words on a page. She enjoys fantasy and science fiction along with a few other genres. She has two grown children and eight grandchildren who keep her on her toes.

She writes fantasy but has plans to branch out into other genres eventually.

FTC Disclosure:
The different formats of this book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

Thursday 5 January 2023


Wolf Claimed by Kellie McAllen
Book 1 of the Supernatural Sancturay series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook

About Wolf Claimed:
He’s forbidden fruit with a supernatural secret. She’s a prize he’s compelled to claim.

For as long as she can remember, Luna has been warned by her father to stay away from Nikko, his family, and his sinister gang of friends. But with her father away, Luna can’t resist temptation any longer.

The most thrilling night of her life becomes the most horrifying when Luna turns into a werewolf, and Nikko does, too. Nikko knows the first she-wolf in generations is a prize that will guarantee his position in the pack, so he claims Luna as his mate against her will.

When Luna is thrust into the middle of a pack war that puts everyone she loves at risk, can she find a way to save her family and her pack without sacrificing her freedom?
Source: Info in the About Wolf Claimed was taken from GoodReads at on 24/08/2019.

My Thoughts:
This book got picked up because I am apparently a newsletter subscriber of this author. I must have entered a giveaway. Anyway, the cover art in my inbox intrigued me and I followed links. At first I just downloaded a sample. Then I bought the book. Now I have also bought the second book in the series. This is my first Kellie McAllen read and I like the way she tells a story. However, I did not like the way the main character acts just a hair this side of stupid. But this is an urban fantasy book with werewolves and magic in it, so the fantasy geek in me puts up with it and hopes that it gets better with the next book in the series. Being the first book, this is also the introduction to the Supernatural Sancturay series at the same time a story of self-discovery and emerging powers.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4
Character development = 3.5
Story itself = 3.5
Writing Style = 3.5
Ending = 4
World building = 4
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = 3.5
Plot = 3.5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries

Books In The Supernatural Sancturay Series:

Meet The Author

About Kellie McAllen:
Kellie McAllen is a USA Today Bestselling author who has her nose in a book whenever she can. When she's not reading or writing, she's usually hanging out at the beach, guest judging on DWTS (from her living room), or watching cute cat videos. She lives in North Carolina.

FTC Disclosure:
This book was purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.