Friday, July 31, 2015

Review/Tour~Jude Magdalyn Series by L.M. Pruitt


THIS SERIES IS NOT A SET OF STANDALONE BOOKS FOR ME. ORIGINALLY I WAS ONLY GOING TO REVIEW BOOK 4 & 5, BUT I WAS SO FREAKING LOST THAT I HAD TO GET THE FIRST 3 BOOKS AS WELL. BELOW IS EACH BOOK AND IT'S SYNOPSIS, AS WELL AS MY THOUGHTS OF EACH. AND YES, I KNOW THAT THE BOOKS ARE IN THE REVERSE ORDER. THAT IS BECAUSE THE TOUR IS ACTUALLY ON BOOKS 4 & 5, SO THEY COME FIRST. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GET AHEAD OF YOURSELF, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND WORK UP. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SERIES AS I DID! FOR AN OVERALL RATING OF THE SERIES, I DEFINITELY GIVE 4-4.5 STARS!!!




Shades of Vengeance
Jude Magdalyn Series
Book Five
by L.M. Pruitt
Genre: Paranormal
Date of Publication: 04/30/15


SYNOPSIS


In moments of pain, we seek revenge.--Ami Ayalon 
My home is compromised. 
My children are gone. 
My husband is dead.
Every inch of my life is in ruins.
The only thing I have left is vengeance. 
And no matter what it takes--
no matter what tool must be used--
no matter the cost--
I will have it.


MY THOUGHTS

THIS IS THE LAST BOOK IN THE JUDE MAGDALYN SERIES, EXCEPT FOR SMALL PARTS THAT ARE ONLY GOING TO BE ON L.M. PRUITT'S WEBSITE. BEING THE SHORTEST BOOK IN THE SERIES, IT WAS GOOD BUT LEFT SOME THINGS UNRESOLVED FOR ME, ESPECIALLY WITH IT BEING THE LAST! BUT, LET'S FACE IT, IF WE ARE REALLY INTO A SERIES...WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THINGS UNRESOLVED AND WISH IT COULD GO ON FOREVER! I GIVE 4 STARS!



Shades of Loss
Jude Magdalyn Series
Book Four
by L.M. Pruitt
Genre: Paranormal
Release Date: February 17, 2014


SYNOPSIS

We have to distrust each other. 
It is our only defense against betrayal. 
Tennessee Williams.

Fact--Hart is back from the not-quite-dead. 
Fact--His ultimate goal is my death. 
Fact--He'll use anything--and anyone--to help him reach that goal. 

The only way to save myself--
my family--
the entire Covenant--
is to find the answer to one simple question. 

Who is the traitor?


MY THOUGHTS

SO THIS IS WHERE I INTENDED TO START REVIEWING, BUT I AM SO THANKFUL THAT I STARTED AT THE BEGINNING! I HAVE NOW FOLLOWED JUDE THROUGH HER ENTIRE PREGNANCY AND THE ISSUES SHE'S HAD TO DEAL WITH. NOW, SHE IS FINALLY AT THE END AND GETTING READY TO POP, BUT NOBODY IS LETTING HER EVEN CHILL OUT! SHE LITERALLY SITS DOWN AND IT SEEM SOMEONE ELSE IS COMING THROUGH A DIFFERENT DOOR, BRINGING HER ANOTHER PROBLEM TO GO DEAL WITH! BUT ANYWAY, THIS BOOK WAS SHORTER THAN THE PREVIOUS 3 AND IT DIDN'T SEEM TO HAVE AS MUCH HEART POURED INTO IT. IT'S LIKE I COULD TELL THAT THE AUTHOR WAS ALREADY WISHING THE SERIES WAS DONE. MAYBE, SINCE I ALREADY KNEW THAT THE SERIES WAS OVER, I WAS MORE OBSERVANT? I'M NOT SURE, BUT IT WAS STILL A GOOD BOOK. 4 STARS!




Shades of Blood
Jude Magdalyn Series
Book Three
BY L.M. Pruitt
Genre: Paranomarl



SYNOPSIS

If it's not one thing, it's another.

Felipe, one of New Orleans's most infamous--
and crazy--vampires is back in town. 
And to say he's unhappy is an understatement.

Duprees and Williams have to track down Felipe, 
fast, before he claims any more victims. 
If that means making a deal with the Devil--
otherwise known as St. Germaine--
and using an untrained dhampir, so be it.

If that wasn't enough, 
I've also got rebellious teenagers, 
feuding couples, 
and a suddenly full social calendar.

The more things change....

MY THOUGHTS

BESIDES PREGNANT CHARACTERS, YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I LOVE IN A SERIES?? WHEN THE NEXT BOOK PICKS UP RIGHT WHERE THE LAST ONE LEFT ME! YES!!!! IF THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN, I'M ALWAYS LEFT WONDERING WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED IN THE TIME CHUNK?! THANKFULLY, I DIDN'T HAVE TO WONDER BECAUSE MY LITTLE BUTT WAS PUT RIGHT BACK INTO THE THICK OF IT! LOTS OF ACTION AND SUSPENSE GOING ON IN THIS BOOK! IT WAS DEFINITELY NOT A SLOW MOVING PAGE TURNER. 4.5 STARS!



Shades of Desire
Jude Magdalyn Series
Book Two
BY L.M. Pruitt
Genre: Paranormal


SYNOPSIS

All I wanted was a little peace and quiet.

Instead, I've got dead Covenant members
and a steady stream of letters 
from the new guy in town. 
His beverage of choice? 
A 2002 Merlot, with a shot or two
 of powerful virgin blood.

On top of that, 
I'm breaking in a new police liaison,
 failing at playing matchmaker, 
and fighting nausea like it's a full time job.

Did I forget to mention that I've 
also got enough girls living at the Crossroads
 to start my own boarding school?

Peace and quiet? Out the window.

--Jude Magdalyn Henries

MY THOUGHTS

BOOK 2 WAS JUST AS GOOD AS THE FIRST BOOK IN THIS SERIES!!! I LOVE IT WHEN ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS IN A SERIES GETS PREGNANT AND WE GET TO FOLLOW THAT PREGNANCY ALONG...ESPECIALLY WHEN SOME EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING INVOLVING SAID CHARACTER! WE HAVE THE DEVELOPING PREGNANCY, AND NOW WE ADD IN A BUNDLE OF CHILD-TEEN COVENANT MEMBERS TO THE MIX....YOU GET SOME PRETTY INTERESTING SITUATIONS! 4.5 STARS!


Shades of Gray
Jude Magdalyn Series
Book One
BY L.M. Pruitt



SYNOPSIS


Jude Magdalyn Henries lives what many would call an unconventional life. 

Orphaned at birth, raised by nuns, a teenage runaway living on the streets... she now earns a living at odd jobs, including one as a fake tarot card reader. Very little about Jude's life appears normal, by any scale. When she accepts a gig to do a private reading, 

unconventional takes on an entirely new meaning. Life as she knows it ends when she's thrust into a world she never knew existed-one filled with magic, vampires, and her beloved New Orleans on the verge of an underground war. To make matters worse, she's got two men in her life vying for attention, Williams and Theo. Both call to a different part of her, but one scares her just a little bit. Can she step up to the challenges set before her and make the right choices for the "greater" greater good"?

MY THOUGHTS

BEING THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES, WE GET TO LEARN THE BACK STORY ON JUDE, WHICH IS GREAT! I LOVE TO SEE WHERE MY CHARACTERS HAVE COME FROM BEFORE I FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM. I DEFINITELY ENJOYED THIS RIDE WITH JUDE, WALKING WITH HER AS SHE LEARNS SOME CREEPY AND CONFUSING STIFF, MEETING SOME HUNKY BUT FRUSTRATING MEN (AREN'T THEY ALWAYS? LOL), AND JUST TRYING TO MAKE HER WAY. IT WAS A GREAT BOOK AND I GIVE 5 STARS!!!