Recent Books Read!

Son of the Serpent (Fantasy Angels Series Book 2)

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

“Son of the Serpent” continues the Fantasy Angels Series with the son of Satan and Lilith, Dracul. I loved the first book and wasn’t disappointed in this story, in fact I think I enjoyed it even more. Familiar biblical people and events were interwoven into the story line perfectly. It’s told through two points of view: Dracul and Lilith.  I sympathized with Dracul and his quest to be good and helpful, while coming from evil. Self-centered Lilith relished being cruel and malicious, while originating from good. It was a good balance of both sides. Familiar characters from the first book made appearances which I appreciated. The descriptions were vivid and well-written adding to the reality of Dracul’s journey. I highly recommend this book. Although you could read this as a stand-alone, I wouldn’t. Go back and enjoy this dark tale from the beginning.


Atonement, Tennessee

by Teagan Geneivene

Ralda Lawton decides to start a new life. She places a low bid on a house that comes with its own cemetery and wins. She relocates into the small town and immediately meets her neighbors. The relationship she develops with her new friends, Lacy, Racine and Bethany remind me of some of my own friends. Then there is the two good-looking mysterious men she runs into Gwydion and Cael. Both hold her interest, curiosity and trigger her inner warning. My favorite character is Lilith her calico cat. I enjoy her POV throughout the story and insights into the humans and the non-humans. I love the magic, mystery, relationships, paranormal, a hint of romance and karma in this uniquely well-written story. I can’t wait to read the second book in this series and see what happens next in Atonement.


The Emissary: A Riverbend Spinoff Novella

by Marcia Meara

This paranormal novella has an angel and a new being an emissary, or Jake. With the world so over-populated Jake was recruited after his death to come back down to earth and help. I have not read “Finding Hunter: Riverbend Book 2”, but it didn’t matter because I was quickly pulled in and understood the situation. I loved the tension between Jake and Azrael at first, and then the humor.  Jake is still very human with his reactions, while having some extra gifts. I felt an array of emotions as I read and was invested in all the characters and relationships. I’ll be reading the next installment of “The Emissary” and the “Riverbend” series, too. This is a well-written story that I highly recommend, especially if you are a fan of angels like I am.


Second Chances

by Aaron D. Brinker

“Second Chance” is a story of anger, an accident, and the outcome of that. Guilt and having to go on is Chaun’s life now after a car accident but, strange things begin to happen around him. While his family deliberated on this strange situation, I found myself rooting for a good outcome to the circumstances that would have had me running for the hills. This book offers a new chance at life, along with the paranormal that is determined to ruin that. There is also relationships, family and forgiveness. The story had a very journal-like feel to it and I was surprised how long the family took to get to that aha-moment, but it was a unique tale with a refreshing result I didn’t see coming. As a bonus there was a hockey game included and I’m a big fan. This story is a reminder to “think before you speak” because in life you never know how fast things can change.


Embrace your inner child in a good book over the holidays! D.L. Finn

19 thoughts on “Recent Books Read!”

  1. Awesome reviews, Denise! I’ve also recently read “Atonement Tennessee” and thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish Teagan would join RRBC so we could get credit for reading the book and also promote it on a broader scale. 🙂 I can’t wait to get to Vashti’s book, but I want to read the first one before I dive into the new one. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I agree:) I have to read the next Atonement now. You definitely should read the first one before Son of Serpent. Thanks Jan:)

    2. You are so kind, Jan. I’m happy you enjoyed your visit to my quirky fictional town. I don’t know how RRBC works, but maybe this coming year I will have more time for that kind of thing. With work and blogging, and writing… I’m in over my head as it is. Mega hugs.

  2. Great reviews, Denise! I’ve just finished reading ‘Son of The Serpent’ and I loved it just as much and possibly even more than Book 1. These other books have grabbed my attention thanks to these reviews.

  3. Hi Denise. I’m so excited that you enjoyed Atonement, Tennessee! WordPress gives me fits, making my way to your blog, but I’m so glad I persevered today. You are so kind.
    And I’m in such terrific company. I love Marcia’s book. Vashti’s first volume in this series is amazing, and I’m eager to get started on this one. Aaron — I’m not familiar with, so thank you for this lovely introduction to him.
    Huge thanks, and hugs on the wing!

    1. I’m glad you made even with WordPress giving you fits! I understand and keep trying to fix those fits…lol.
      You are in good company and well-deserved! I’m sure you’ll love Vashti’s second book as well. It’s a great story:) I can’t wait to read more from Marcia, too. Glad you enjoyed the reviews and happy you found your way here. Lots of hugs back.

  4. Thank you for reading and reviewing Son of the Serpent, Denise. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it. Thanks for this post too. I’m in great company.
    😊💕

    1. I am a fan of this series Vashti:) Can’t wait to see what happens next. Happy to see you ‘out’ and about!

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