Friday, April 10, 2015

Rise Of The Fallen: A Review

Warning this is the second book in a series!

A six thousand year war rages and now the demonic Fallen are coming for him—the one man shrouded in mystery. Only Validus stands in their way.

Validus is the last and least of God’s angels, but he’s seen much across the millennia since his creation. Empires have risen and fallen as angelic and demonic forces battle in a raging war that will determine humanity's fate – and the fate of his defeated brothers.

Eventually called to be an earth-bound warrior, Validus rises to a position of power and respect, commanding legions of angels through impossible battles and overwhelming odds. But when orders arrive from the Creator's most elite Messenger, he finds himself suddenly demoted to a task of apparent insignificance considering the fierce war they are waging against the demonic Fallen – the covert protection of one unbelieving man. 

Validus soon finds himself on a mission that will push him beyond his abilities as he battles to protect Drew Carter, for the Fallen are coming for him. Legions of them. 

As Validus races against time to discover why Drew is so important to humanity's survival, can he stand between Drew and all who would destroy him?

The sequel to Cloak of The Light oh boy was I ready. Until I found out the main character wasn’t Drew Carter, I was severely disappointed. I was waiting for the day for this book to come out. Only to find out that the greatest thing about the first book wasn’t showing up in the second.

I mean he does show up but for only about one page every other chapter. I tried not to let that effect the way I was reading Validuss story but it did. This book didn’t continue from the first book, it went into Validuss past and and then to his point of view of what was happening in the first.

Overall I really tried not to hate it but then I ended up finding something wrong. The book is pretty action packed and filled with chaos if that’s someones thing. I just really hope the next book is from Drews point of view or I think I just might skip it.  

If this book sounds interesting to you can check out Chuck Blacks website and read excerpts to this book series or anything else Chuck Black has written.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review. (

Friday, April 3, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe: A Review

Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.
Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea's door, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They've come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life's biggest questions.
When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.

Miracle At The Higher Grounds Café was a cute little read. The book doesn’t even reach two hundred pages. It was a fast and quick read. Starting out with our main character Chelsea who is trying to live life on her own with her two kids. I really liked all of the other characters introduced especially Chelsea’s guardian angel Samuel also known as Manny.

The story was a cute little story, with Chelsea’s lacking faith in god. Something is placed in the café to help people have that faith. At first I thought it was a little cheesy but over the course of the book I thought it was cool way send a message.

Unfortunately there were some parts I didn’t enjoy. One was Chelsea’s’ almost ex husband was always around and I mean always. I know she is trying to forget the past but a lot of this book is her just talking about. Remembering it, and then remembering it some more. And I feel they tried to add a villain without really taking it anywhere. Other than that I really liked it. There were ups and downs and some good laughs.     

I received this book for free for my honest review from booklook bloggers. (