Thursday, 20 November 2014

Kingdom of Ashes - Belle the Medium


Newest Fantasy series: Kingdom of Ashes 


Belle the Medium ~ in the land of Terrae lives a divided people with incredible magical gifts and powers. Among them live the Shadow Class, the Pyromancers, Smoke Class, Venomancers, Necromancers, Siphoner class, Mediums, Beastmen, Shamans and Dragon Masters. Belle belongs to the Medium class, people who have the ability to communicate with the dead and pull a person's soul out of their bodies. Though usually peaceful and a little naive, Medium class tend to live away from massive crowds and rather isolated forests. 







Novella: Thrones of Dragons 


Book one: The Broken Prince  


Book two: Empire of Scales


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

My Demonic Ghost: Hunters and Creators LIVE

Here's a little surprise for you: 


As of this morning, the final book to the My Demonic Ghost series, Hunters and Creators is now live ~ WHOOHOO! 

The paranormal series that has won an award and became a best seller has now come to an end. As much as it saddens me to close the chapter to the Demonic Ghost saga, I hope you will find the last instalment to be the most epic and heart warming book yet.




Artist: Catherine Nodet http://catherinenodet.deviantart.com/

It’s been five years since the phenomenon that shook the world’s belief in the supernatural. It has become a worldwide obsession as crowds flock together in hopes of catching a glimpse of the spirits. That is most… except Rachael Hastings. 

Rachael, now at University, lives with a giant blank page in her memory from when she was fifteen years old. Plagued by nightmares of a green-eyed monster, Rachael tries to stay as far away from the paranormal as humanly possible. Despite her efforts, he stalks her through the shadows and appears in her dreams for reasons she can’t understand. 

Along with friends from school, Rachael returns to Whitehaven. During her stay she is caught up in the ongoing war between heaven and hell she had unknowingly escaped from years ago. 

Forced into the care of Gargoyle the Hunter, Rachael attempts to piece together her shattered memory. As emotions grow between them, a familiar green-eyed demon returns to her side, claiming that Rachael is his one true love. With the world falling apart around them, can Rachael remember who she loves and which side is right before it’s too late?




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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Online Book Tour

Currently there is a blog tour happening for My Demonic Ghost this week - Book one and Book Two. 

Prizes: Open internationally 

1 hard copy My Demonic Ghost book 1 - signed of course
1 hard copy My Demonic Ghost book 2 - signed of course
$5 amazon gift card
Key chain and magnet

Worlds or Wonderment -  http://worldsofwonderment.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/my-demonic-ghost-blog-tour-interview.html

Authors you want to read - http://authorsyouwanttoread.com/2014/11/10/booktour-and-giveaway-my-demonic-ghost-series-by-jacinta-maree-jacintamaree6/

Mythical Books - http://mythicalbooks.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/a-great-series-for-you-my-demonic-ghost.html?spref=tw

Hope to Read - http://hopetoread.com/2014/11/12/2761/

The Mimsey - http://themimsey.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/my-my-my-jacinta-mimsey-on-maree.html

Book talk Reviews - http://michelle808205.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/blog-tour-giveaway-for-my-demonic-ghost.html?showComment=1415943495767#c2813213606144674413

Kelly P's Blog http://kellyatx.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/blog-tour-excerptspotlight-giveaway-my.html#.VGUbHfmUcwB

Girls *heart* Books- http://lissalynnsreviews.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/ghbt-my-demonic-ghost-series-by-jacinta.html

Becca Anne's Book Reviews: http://beccaannesbookreviews.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/my-demonic-ghost-series-by-jacinta.html

As You Wish Reviews: http://asyouwishreviews.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/blog-tour-my-demonic-ghost-series-by.html


Bookworm for Kids: http://www.bookwormforkids.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/my-demonic-ghost-series-by-jacinta.html


Alternatively: Find the whole list here: http://girlsheartbookstours.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/tour-my-demonic-ghost-series-by-jacinta.html 


**will update**

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

SOULLESS: The Rebellion



Soulless: By Jacinta Maree. Unedited. 
Warning- adult language 

All I could do was sit on my cot and tug at my hair.  The morning rose but the groggy sickness never left. Today, the guard did not come to take me to the doctor. The same for the next morning, and the next. For the next four days I was left in my cell, completely ignored. I wasn’t even allowed out to eat or shower instead they would slide my food under my door every morning and I had to use the corner as a toilet. On the fifth day I was up to the door with my fingers around the bars. Like clockwork the guards came to let a selected few of the prisoners out to wander.

“Hey! Hey, stop!” I hailed one guard down as they crossed by my door. He barely looked at me as I stretched my arm out to grab his clothes. “Please, please you have to let me out of here! I’ve been locked up for days. I can’t stand it anymore!”

“Who the hell is she?” I heard one of the guards asking the other.

“She’s that freak the doctor bought in. Just ignore her!”

“Wait, wait!” I slapped my palm against the metal door, causing it to ring. “I want to make a phone call.”

“Prisoners don’t get phone calls.”

Anger swelled up my throat. “I’m not an actual prisoner!”

He exchanged brief looks with his colleague before turning to face me. “If you’re not a prisoner then why are you locked up?”

“You should be asking that to that psycho Doctor Grey. I shouldn’t be here at all, I’ve done nothing wrong!”

“Yeah, yeah I’ve heard that before.” The guard beside him snorted in laughter.

“Listen here, dumbass, I want to speak to Doctor Grey, right now.”

The guard turned and swung his patron at the metal bars, causing them to clang. “Do you want me to string you up by your feet and feed you to the others? Because believe me, they’ve been itching to get a taste of you!” I sucked in a clot of salvia and spat onto his visor. Behind the door I could hear him wrestle for his keys when his comrade grabbed him by the shoulder.

“Oi! Not with her. You know the rules.”

“Fine, but I’ll be coming back for you tonight.” He turned back and continued to shove the other prisoners forward into a slow shuffle. “Move it!”

Soulless: https://www.facebook.com/soullessBook?ref=hl 

Artist: Nanfe  http://nanfe.deviantart.com/

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

TIME WEAVER: Timeless


TIME WEAVER: THE TIME COLLECTOR SERIES 
WRITTEN BY JACINTA MAREE

Artist: Nanfe http://nanfe.deviantart.com/ 






Klaus closed the gap so rapidly she thought they were about to clash foreheads. With stern fingers, he cupped her chin, holding her head securely so she couldn’t look away. He sighed with a heavy head before tilting his gaze upwards, pools of tanbark and melted gold fusing into her face. With his other arm, he held it above her head and leaned his forehead against it.

In a droning slur that had her breath gasping, he whispered, “Do you vant to marry him?”

Her face felt hot. Her knees began to wobble. He did not relax his hard expression; his eyes a deep pull that left her breathless. The stares from the pedestrians slowing to gawk only intensified her anxiety. In a dry rasp, she answered, “No.”

His lips twitched into a lop-sided smirk. “Good. Now, stop fighting me.”



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ABOUT THE BOOK: 

After a serious heart attack, eighteen year old Elizabeth Wicker finds herself trapped at the sharpened end of a Time Collector’s blade. With no time left to offer, Elizabeth makes a desperate sacrifice for a second chance at life.      
Elizabeth is sent on a twisted journey to find and kill Corrupted Time Collectors while unravelling her own sticky web of death after making a promise costing her more than she can give. With Klaus becoming both her protector and reaper, Elizabeth must find a way to break the contract while protecting her family and friends from the collapsing supernatural world.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Time Weaver: Bad Blood

TIME WEAVER: HEART OF COGS THE TIME COLLECTOR SERIES




“You’re getting slow in your old age!” Klaus mocked as he gripped Nikolas by the hair and wrenched his head back up. He held him firmly against the wall, using his forearm to apply pressure against Nikolas’ throat.

Nikolas’ eyes expanded in his surprise, “Klaus? What are you doing here?”

“Elizabeth!” Klaus rattled him, “I know you have her. Vere is she?”

Nikolas jerked his shoulder forward, throwing Klaus momentarily off balance before striking him in the chest with his flat palms. Winded, Klaus stumbled back before he straightened his posture.

Nikolas fixed his collar where Klaus had ruffled his clothes. “She’s not here.”

Klaus caught sight of the choker in Nikolas’ grip and deepened his scowl. “I’m not fooling around, Nikolas!”

“What is it with this obsession you have with her?” he mocked. “Don’t you think it’s better for her if you just stay away?”

“I’m not ze one who turn mortal vomen into rotten corpses.”

Nikolas clenched his jaw. “You’re the one who destroyed her, not me!”

Klaus opened his arms invitingly. “You vant revenge, Nikolas? Here I am! How about instead of hiding behind Elizabeth, you actually face me?”

Nikolas laughed. “As you hid behind that wretch of a woman?” Klaus lurched forward, swinging his fist but Nikolas dodged the attack as Klaus punched the wall instead. He quickly turned around, drawing his Collector blade out from its sheath. Nikolas mimicked the aggressive move.  “Did I hit a nerve?”

“You vere always so bitter.”

Nikolas shrugged almost uncaringly. “Not anymore. I have my eyes on a greater prize!”

“I told you to leave Elizabeth out of zis.”

“And if I don’t? What if I don’t want to let you and Elizabeth skip off into the sunset? Why do you deserve happiness when all you’ve ever done is cause me misery?”





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After a serious heart attack, eighteen year old Elizabeth Wicker finds herself trapped at the sharpened end of a Time Collector’s blade. With no time left to offer, Elizabeth makes a desperate sacrifice for a second chance at life.      

Elizabeth is sent on a twisted journey to find and kill Corrupted Time Collectors while unravelling her own sticky web of death after making a promise costing her more than she can give. With Klaus becoming both her protector and reaper, Elizabeth must find a way to break the contract while protecting her family and friends from the collapsing supernatural world.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Soulless: Vanishing Act

Thank you to Fiveonthe  for this incredible picture depicted my oc Thea and Diesel from my newest creation, SOULLESS. You can find more of her amazing artwork here: http://fiveonthe.deviantart.com/ 



Sneak Peek: Unedited sneak peek into Soulless 
by Jacinta Maree



"But you can never have that life. I can’t let you just leave me behind. You will be with me, always.”


“That’s not for you to decide.” I cringed.


“Because if you leave me…”


With a frustrated scoff I turned my head away, “Let me guess, you’ll always find me? And if I try to run you will break my legs and chop off my fingers and remove my eyes…”


“No. If you leave me I will vanish… and I don’t want to vanish, Thea.” 





SOULLESS: Dystopian / supernatural 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Blue Ghost

MY DEMONIC GHOST - HUNTERS & CREATORS
BOOK 3
Parting the crowd was a creature I had never seen before. Eyes of detailed teal burned into my very soul, warming my blood and stilling my body. It was naked underneath a pattern of colours patched across its skin. It was genderless with wispy white hair reaching past its ears, long arms but short legs, and a face of painted skin.
Despite its alien appearance, I did not feel frightened. It steadily approached me, deliberate and cautious. It was in tune with everyone, or maybe everyone was in tune with whatever this creature was. By the time it reached me a numbness had already overwhelmed my body. I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t think. I couldn’t even react.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Chinese Fireball



Gorgeous, red fire dragon sitting atop the snowy rocks. 
Rare find and dangerous predator. 

Only people powerful enough can tame this wild beast. 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Games I cannot wait for

Here's a list of games I'm really excited about. Some are exclusive to only xbox which really sucks, as I only have a PS4 but luckily I can use my boyfriend's xbox one when I get to visit him. (We live in different states) Any games that require paid membership to play I will avoid OR get it on the PC. I'm already paying to BUY the game then why should I pay again to play it?

No thank you!

In no particular order: 

ScaleBound:

  Omg .... no words needed. 





Dragon Age Inquisition: 


A role playing fantasy game: I played Dragon Age 2 so much i could almost recite the script line by line. Bioware keeps delaying the release date so I really, really hope it's worth the wait. I have seen the spoilers and I follow them on facebook and twitter, so I KNOW it's worth the wait.  (Let's face it, Bioware hasn't steered me wrong yet).




Dying Light: 

Shooter zombie game; need I say more? I love the hook to this game, this whole 'zombies become more aggressive at night' element has given me a reason to fear the dark.




Silent Hill: 

Silent Hill is one twisted game, I was introduced to the franchise thanks to the movie but the game looks absolutely terrifying. It's disturbing and filled with bloodied gore, but at the risk of losing countless hours of sleep I'm still going to play it. 




HellBlade:

Hellblade is from the same creators as Heavenly Sword, which I loved, so I'm going to buy this game going in blind. I haven't seen much else except for this trailer but that was enough to win me over. I wouldn't mind researching it a bit more just to get the back story.  




Assassin's Creed: Unity: 

I only have the first Assassin Creed and the Black Flag Assassin Creed games, but Unity looks unique in it's multi-player options. Without forcing us to sign up for membership (I'm talking about PC here) it's nice to play a game with story that you can have friends join in too. Multi players usually grind down to just shooters, which can be fun at the beginning but gets really old really fast or an open world which isn't personal enough to keep me interested. 




Rise of the Tomb Raider: 


I played the latest Tomb Raider game and finished it within days. It has everything I want and I love female main characters, so that's just an extra BIG TICK from me. Will not hesitate buying this game fresh from the box. 




Quantum Break:

I just found out about this game recently and I'm already frothing at the mouth with excitement. It does remind me a lot of Infamous, how the main character has powers that the main population doesn't but I love having the advantage over the NPC so I'm not fussy. I don't know much about it mainly because I don't want to spoil the game by researching it so much that there's no excitement with the game play. If only it came in PS4. 




Uncharted 4: 

I will be honest, I haven't played any of the uncharted games so far so you may be asking why I'm jumping in at number 4. Because I can, that's why. It looks really good and I'm one of those suckers that falls in love with a game because of its pretty graphics/ attention to detail. *shrugs*. 



Guilty Pleasure: SIMS 4: 

Such a guilty pleasure of mine, I don't even know why I want it considering I have Sims 1, Sims 2 (plus multiple expansion packs) Sims 3 (also plus multiple expansion packs) and i haven't played any of them in ages. Maybe I just end up ruining the game for myself by finding all those cheat codes and achieving all the goals way too easily, but whatever. No one likes having to force their sim to study when they want to play, or having them go to school and pee their pants because you didn't have time to go to the bathroom between eating/ sleeping. 



The Order 1886:

Ahh... this just looks like a really thrilling game. It's Victorian style which I love mixed with classic monsters and firearms. Again, don't know much about the back story but I can kind of imagine it being generic 'monsters are killing innocences' type of drive. 






Borderlands the Pre Sequel: 

YEAH! BORDERLANDS! It's funny, it's whacky, it's fun and addictive. And now it has TWO female players, I have all the Borderland games so far plus their add ons so this is a must. I secretly love Handsome Jack, he is HILARIOUS! Can't wait to find out more. PLUS you get a play as claptrap! LOL! 





Until Dawn:

This one is a weird one. It looks like a movie which is why it caught my attention in the first place. Classic teens stuck in an isolated cabin in the mountains with a killer, sign me up please. From what I gathered watching the trailer you, as the player, has a lot of control over who lives and dies. That's pretty cool. I love playing games that have alternative stories, to me I feel like I'm getting my money's worth.





The Division:

Another cool looking shooter - I'm not 100% sure what is going on but I don't really care. It has what I like, it looks dystopian and the graphics look amazing and incredibly realistic. Just watching the trailer I could feel my heart hammering in chest like some spooked bird. I could've sworn I saw some supernatural elements in there, but I'll need to properly look into it before I get my hopes up too much. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrQnEsVuIQY



Destiny: 

Ultra mega scifi adventure. Destiny looks like a massive game with a large open area to play on. Humans and aliens clashing in a battle of dominance, who wouldn't want to be apart of that action? I feel this games has had lots of media attention so i don't need to say much. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Jx5__c1lY



If you think i missed any obvious choices or think I'll like your suggestions then please leave a comment. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Random Favourites

These movies and games have been outstanding to me: 

How to train your Dragon 2:


Guardians of the Galaxy:




 Dragon Age 2: 



Bishock Infinite: 



The Last of Us: 







Monday, 11 August 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy


I am Groot! 

By far, my favourite character and my favourite scene is Groot dancing in a pot plant. So adorable!
 I've watched Guardians of the Galaxy twice now and it is amazing. It's comical, it's exciting, there's so much happening that the movie feels like it's not long enough. I also LOVED the ties it had with the Avengers, every single character was likeable and the overall story telling was beautifully crafted. 


Marvel just keeps on getting better and better. First, I thought Avengers was the top, then Iron Man 3 and now Guardians of the Galaxy. The characters find each other in the most bizarre way. We have Rocket the intelligent marksman, who is also an experimented raccoon. Groot this incredible massive tree giant that is capable of simplistic speech, but has a switch that changes him from a child like curiosity to supercharged bulldozers with extendible limbs. They are bounty hunters, who catch onto the scent of Star-Lord as he tried to complete a deal with an high end bidder. 

Gamora, the adopted daughter of Thanos comes into the picture in her attempt at stealing the orb from Star-Lord only to be interrupted by our bounty hunter duo. 

Drax that destroyer is introduced in the prisoner cells where he explains how he seeks revenge from losing his wife and child to the evil of Thanos. The unlikely team band together, some for money and others for revenge, to take down Thanos and to stop the destruction of the entire galaxy. 
<------ I need this

Thursday, 10 July 2014

How to train your dragon - Commission



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Monday, 30 June 2014

Clock Work Shop


Time Weaver: Time Collector Series



I have a clock for a heart… 

And the man who put it there tried to take it out. 




Klaus and Elizabeth sitting side by side. Klaus with his hand gripped around the blade and Elizabeth's hands cupped, protecting the heart shape locket.




Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Xpresso Tour Reviews


A HUGE thank you to every particpating in the Book Tour with Xpresso. I especially wanted to thank Giselle for organising everything, this has been such an amazing tour and I am over the moon with the response.


KJ Reads A lot  

*** Kj Says ***
 Jordan is a new Reaper and he really isn’t happy in the role, kind of lost and wanting his old life back. As he slowly accepts who he is, he redefines the Reaper’s world by his rules. Family loyalty way after death stays with him and makes a big difference in the way he does things. Follow Jordan as he tries to handle what has happened to himself and others that he cares for without getting completely lost. Will he manage to disrupt life as everyone knows it or will he settle into his new role?
 I found myself really enjoying this book, I like the whole story. It did answer some of my questions from the first book which was really nice. I like the way Ms. Maree writes, it reads so nicely and I have absolutely no trouble “seeing” the story. I am eagerly awaiting more, this story is so good and I am invested in the characters. I thank Xpresso and Jacinta Maree for making this book available for me to read and review. 


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Expatitent 

Reading books of a series out of order typically bothers me, but even without reading the first book, The Reapers provided enough background that the reader can form an attachment to the characters and situations without it. 

Stepping into the world of the Reapers, readers are introduced to Jordon Hastings, a young man who by all rights should be dead. Beaten and hit by a car, Jordon wakes from what he thinks is a really horrible dream in a hospital bed with only mild head injuries. Convinced he'd been dreaming, he attempts to reenter his life again, but strange things keep happening. There seems to be someone in a cloak following him around, and he's the only one who seems to be able to remember. His shadow also seems to have a mind of it's own now, a huge demonic wolf having slipped into it, leaving Jordon on edge.

Eventually Jordon has to face the facts that he should be dead. And that he'll have to leave his family behind if he wants to keep them safe. He can't quite seem to let go though, a mistake that will cost him dearly. When one of his friends accidentally catches Jordon doing his reaping duty when on a banished soul, things go haywire. Jordon's mistake of remaining with his family and trying to continue his life as normal costs his friend Mark his life, leaving Jordon with a horrible guilt. It's after this that the process that should have been completed upon his death is finished, leaving Jordon unknown to anyone, just a generic face in the crowd. 

But Jordon can't just leave his family behind. Unwittingly, he causes more issues for his family, eventually leading to the accidental death of his younger brother. This tips Jordon into a need to protect the younger's soul as it's become a banished, prompting a string of events not even the Angelic Hunters could have predicted. 

Maree's writing flows together well, giving the reader a sense of belonging despite the amount of strange things going on. Her descriptions of places allows for building a mental picture of the worlds, the characters, and everything involved. I definitely will be looking for the first book of this series as well as any other books that might come along.



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ROXANNE KADE 

This book was awesome. Exciting, fast paced and full of twists and turns, I was fully immersed in the world of Reapers, Hunters, Royals, Banished and Hosts.

I loved how this book took place before and during the events of book 1, because it added to the story by clearing up some of the questions I had whilst reading the first book. It also gave me a chance to see a different side of Evan/Lock, and how and why he became a Banished.

It was interesting to see things from a Reapers perspective, because they were kind of made out to be these horrible beings who felt nothing for the Banished and just allowed their Goons to destroy “lives”.

I also loved getting to know certain characters were before they appeared in Lock’s life in Banished Spirits. I felt a little tingle of excitement every time I recognized someone or was able to tie together events. The world in which these spirits dwelled was exciting and at times terrifying, but Jordon and his friends fought for their rights, and it was one thrilling adventure.

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Mythical Books

The Reapers is the second volume of the My Demonic Ghost series and, being forced to skip the first volume, I was nervous that I'll need some information from the previous book to feel the story in full. That was not the case; The Reapers does not need any leverage. It is a great stand alone story, well-knitted, motivated and fine driven. However, I cannot deny, that now I am eager to read the first book because, if it is to resemble even partially with The Reapers, the full product will be a "mind blowing".

I used above the verb "to feel" and I did not do it for nothing. The story makes you feel. It is pure tension, atmosphere and excitement. Of course, it can be read just as an action story too. You will find, among other good things: a rhythm whose crescendo is obvious, twists, unexpected, thrill, suspenseful struggle of life and death (I mean the destruction of the spirit, not physical death because, remember, we are dealing with reapers), losses, comrades and enemies, allies that can kill you in an instant at the order of others ... I'll just tell you that The Reapers is a true (successful) Dystopia of that perfect world that is promised to all of us... in accordance with our own deeds. But if you read the book only as an adventure story you will lose. A lot. Even if the image of the Underworld as a corrupt world, in which the very ideas of good and evil, purity and sin are perverted, is fully "appealing".

The Spirit World was cracking. A battle for power was about to break the line between demons and angels. I had never thought in my wildest dreams I would be the culprit trying to tear down Heaven. We were always told that the Angels were good, but I suppose the reality isn’t always what the stories make them out to be.


Every action of the heroes is accompanied by emotions and feelings, by a substrate about that I could say it is a philosophical one, where the very distinction between good and evil makes that evil to be actually good and vice versa, where what must be done and what should be done are two things not only different, but opposites.

“Are you a corrupt spirit?” I asked with my brow raised. “Would you trust a demon even if it told you it was trustworthy?” “You’re not a demon.” “Sometimes I have my doubts.”

The emotions that the author manages to convey are sometimes overwhelming and lead the story to an entirely different level. At least it did it for me. I was gripped from the first paragraph, but I was subdued by the first chapter, the author with her inspiration gaining a loyal reader in me.

Each flake of life and identity broke and scattered until I became nothing but a vacant breath, lost in death.

The richness of language, the figures of speech used at the right moment and in right way enjoyed my mind and heart. In the same way, some of the characters’ names enchanted me to look for hidden meanings and nuances.

The Reapers brings together, skillfully intertwined: action, suspense, a wide range of feelings, doubts, the journey of a self discovery, the uncertainty of the existence of the Underworld, the reward or penalty, enabling the reader not only to read a beautiful story, but also to seek answers about himself and what it is, if it is, AFTER.

“There’s a world out there ruled by spirits and creatures that I am still trying to understand.”


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A_TiffyFits Review 

I had the opportunity to read MY DEMONIC GHOST first before reading The Reapers.  And really...I recommend it. While you won't be lost while readingThe Reapers, I think the story is more powerful after you've read MY DEMONIC GHOST. I was envisioning reading them in opposite order and this way was much more powerful and emotional!

In MY DEMONIC GHOST you are introduced to the Banished, the Reapers, the Hunters, the Royals, etc. and come to the harsh realization that the afterlife is nothing more than the hell that was junior high or office politics at work or society at its worst. It's visceral, recognizable, and a bit wrenching at the unfairness of it all. Whether you were a cheer leader, the head of the student council, the bookworm, the jock, the drama star, the popular, or the unpopular, you will find someone to relate to in this story. And you'll find yourself wondering about the afterlife.

In THE REAPERS , you will find yourself on the same timeline as MY DEMONIC GHOST but from a different perspective. The way Jacinta Maree handled this was unique or at least one that I had not read before. Rather than showing concurrent events, you also got the WHYs and HOWs as information is shown to you through the actions and experiences of Jordon. Again, I found myself sympathizing and empathizing with these characters. At one point, I won't mention which but it does involve an animal, I even teared up.

I'd like to see what happens further, although I'm wholly satisfied with the story at this point. Jacinta nicely wrapped it in a way that I could walk away with different future scenarios in my head without driving me insane with wanting to know EXACTLY. I loved the different representations of the Sins, the Mother and her character and how it is built, the Creators, and the vicious stupid head on the throne who is just a greedy bad person/entity/whatever. Life after death isn't what you expect, it isn't fair, and change is a'coming! 

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Creating Serenity 

Although this is a series you do not have to read the first book to understand the second. Surprisingly, although they are related, they are completely different. The second book answers some questions from the first but I don’t really think the first would have really added anything if you are short on time or something, so you do not have to worry about that one. I’m curious how these would work out of order because in book one, My Demonic Ghost, I had so many questions that I may have enjoyed it even more having these answers right at the gate.
The really interesting thing here is that this story is told from a completely different perspective and it is one that I really resonated with. The downside to this storyline is how Jordon. I felt like his transition could have been a lot smoother and some conflict could have been avoided and Jordon is another character, much like Lock in My Demonic Ghost, that I had some troubles with. I feel like he has some issues (being a reaper is sort of an issue!) but he is really dramatic with his issues. Maybe I’m weird but I think I would love to have my own Goon (heck I have four, they just don’t eat souls) so every time he was freaked about something I just couldn’t fully engage with him. But in Jordan’s defense he is dealing with quite a lot and Raix just makes his life crazy. And funnily enough Raix listens just like my pups do too!
As the story moves along I really started getting into it and enjoying the fully supernatural aspect. Jacinta Maree just has this way of writing that I really can sit back and enjoy. I really liked having some of the characters back and there are a ton of new characters in this too, although Raix is still my fav, I just cannot help myself!
I’m finding that Jacinta Maree has an imagination like no other. Her stories are fabulous with characters that I can really sink my teeth into. Although these are a bit on the creepy side, I can see these books entertaining a myriad of people. They’re just that much fun.
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Bawaka's Book Fair 


Wow!! I must say that this was a totally different book that I have ever read. 
This is her second in The Reapers storyline. 
This story is about Jordon and his choosing between a God and a banished spirit. 

Watching or should I say, reading Jordon's character, definitely quenched my suspenseful thrill seeking desire. 
Never a dull moment here. I am sure my husband was tired of the soft glow of my kindle glaring into his face while he slept. 

I am glad I read The Reapers because I can now fully understand everything that was going on, more things answered and more things made me go "ooooohhhh okay."

While I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, I would just like to say that I would recommend reading both. Some say My Demonic Ghost before The Reapers, either which way, they both have a powerful effect. Think roller coaster of suspense, you don't know how you are going to feel until it happens. 


Jacinta Maree has a flair for words and smoothness. I can't wait to read more from her!!


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