Rival Demons is on Fire!

The Peachville High Demons series

This is the fifth and last installment of my review of the current 5 books of the **Peachville High Demons series. It is a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy written by **Sarra Cannon, an Indie Author.

 *Rival Demons – Book 5  4.5 stars

After narrowly escaping death at the hand of the Order of Shadows, Harper finds herself thrust into the strange and beautiful world of the shadow demons. But crossing through the portal doesn’t mean she is safe. The Order of Shadows is determined to bring her home and transfer the Prima line to the Harris family. They send their most vicious hunters after Harper. Hunters who will not stop until they have found their prey.

Determined to keep her safe, Jackson takes her deep into an underground world filled with dangers of its own. Here, Harper will begin a journey that will teach her more about herself and her own path than she ever imagined possible.

But will her relationship with Jackson survive?

A whole new world. Harper and Jackson were truly in unknown territory as a couple. Jackson know what he was doing, mostly, but Harper wan’t taking any chances, Mary Ann was hurt and who was Lea, really? Sure, Lea was one of his demon friends, but Harper was taking no chances and was keeping an eye on her while in the Demon world.

Jackson, Harper, Lea and Mary Ann went into the Underworld to stay safe from the Hunters. As time progressed the characters did their own thing but at the same time it was pieces of a whole. The characters were not moving around so much. They had their own agendas each day and did things without each other for the most part. Lea and Jackson were together more than anything.

Harper, however, had a goal. She wanted to be the best Harper she could be. She did not give up on her training. Like a homebound person who has nothing else to do, why not just do sit ups and keep in shape? Well, she kept in shape and a whole lot more.

Harper got to show of her mad skills once or twice so Jackson got to know just how much of a badass she really was, even if she wasn’t a demon. So, when the group set off again on the quest she had more confidence in herself.

I truly loved the ending of this book. It was an awesome way to introduce another book, but I wished really hard when I read it that the 6th book was going to be double the size of the 5th book, just because I don’t want it to end. I’ll pay double the price. Or maybe we could have some spinoffs. Perhaps a movie. Has anyone approached Sarra yet, I wonder? A TV deal? This is better than Buffy.

And finally, the storyline, concept, grammar, punctuation, fluidity, freakishness, icky characters, mean girls and boys, evil adults, portals, motor cycle riding demons and parents are all GREAT in my opinion.

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**Sarra Cannon, Author

Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. Now, she lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband and her teeny tiny Pomeranian,Snickerdoodle. Books and music are her greatest passions. She has never been a cheerleader, but it’s possible she knows a few things about casting spells.

Shadow Demons is a Star!

The Peachville High Demons series

This is the fourth installment of my review of the current 5 books of the **Peachville High Demons series. It is a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy written by **Sarra Cannon, an Indie Author.

*Shadow Demons – book 4,  4.5 stars

In Peachville, there’s a fine line between good and evil.

That line is about to be crossed.

In this book Harper learned a great deal about life. Things just weren’t always as they seemed. Sometimes, too, lessons you thought you’d learned in the past, had not been learned well enough. Lessons such as who to trust and who not to trust.

Power was a big deal in Peachville, The Order of Shadows had done a lot of things to get it and keep it within their grasp. They did not want anyone to gainsay their authority.

Jackson was a demon. He had a little surprise for the Order of Shadows and he was ready to use it to advance a cause he had been working toward for over a half century. Some of the new characters introduced, demons, helped him with his quest.

Harper found out even more truths about her mother and the Order. She discovered things about people she never thought she’d find. That discovery triggered an adventure and a quest that ended in a whole different world.

This book had just about every emotion. There were sweet moments and silly moments. Sad moments and plain moments. There was total devastation, but then there was people gathering together in a rallying spirit for a cause they believed in. Each and every one of these emotions were equally believable. The characters were just as real to me as some of my family is.

And finally, the storyline, concept, grammar, punctuation, fluidity, freakishness, icky characters, mean girls and boys, evil adults, portals and motor cycle riding demons are all good in my opinion.

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**Sarra Cannon, Author

Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. Now, she lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband and her teeny tiny Pomeranian,Snickerdoodle. Books and music are her greatest passions. She has never been a cheerleader, but it’s possible she knows a few things about casting spells.

Bitter Demons is full of Spice!

The Peachville High Demons series

This is the third installment of my review of the current 5 books of the **Peachville High Demons series. It is a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy written by **Sarra Cannon, an Indie Author.

*Bitter Demons – Book 3,  4.5 stars

So far, life in Peachville has been tough for Harper Madison. She’s survived attacks on her life, learned how to control her magic, and met the most gorgeous boy – who also happens to be a demon. After her latest stunt at Brighton Hospital, the Order of Shadows is determined to tighten their control on her life.

When a future Prima from a nearby demon gate comes to town, she and Harper decide to use magic to switch places at a party. All Harper wants it to have a little fun.

But the night will end in blood.

And Harper will find out the attack was meant for her

Harper finally decided to tell the adults that she knows about her heritage, and that she is the Prima Futura so they may as well let her in on some of their secrets. But the Order is based on secrets so it’s never going to come clean of everything. Still, they gave her some things to go on.

Harper was also put on probation because of her behavior in the last book, including she and Jackson were not allowed to be together.

The only good thing was another Order coming visiting so she would get to see what being a Prima was all about. When they actually arrived she had a chance to meet two, one of which was likable. The Prima she liked did a little switcharoo with her, causing a whole lot of problems when she ended up missing. The missing girl eventually was found and saved, but not without consequences. Harper found out that the hit on the Prima was really meant for her. There were more people there after that to help figure out who might be gunning for Harper so Harper had help this time.

I love the way the magic is getting used more here. Harper is finally getting to learn more of it. The old biddies in the town have nothing to say about it because outside people have been brought in due to the investigation. I love the fact that there are more questions being answered. I really love the introduction of a whole new world of other covens and the possibility of Harper going to other places. Finally, Jackson is just cool.

Finally, I was reading the story lines where I refuse to get up and take a bathroom break until the next chapter. That’s what I’m talkin’ about! When I get interested so much that I’ll be uncomfortable and really not even notice it, something’s got to be good. This was the first book I paid $2.99 for. I read the first two books in one evening. Around midnight I knew I was going to buy the others so I shelled out the money for the other three and read them over night. I do not regret losing my sleep, or paying that money. It was all well worth it. They are all that good.

Storyline, concept, grammar, punctuation, fluidity, freakishness, icky characters, and plain mean girls and boys are all good in my opinion. Add mean adults and portals.

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**Sarra Cannon, Author

Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. Now, she lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband and her teeny tiny Pomeranian,Snickerdoodle. Books and music are her greatest passions. She has never been a cheerleader, but it’s possible she knows a few things about casting spells.

Inner Demons is SMOKIN’!

The Peachville High Demons series

This is the second installment of my review of the current 5 books of the **Peachville High Demons series. It is a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy written by **Sarra Cannon, an Indie Author.


*Inner Demons – Book 2,  4.5 stars

Becoming a Demons cheerleader was the last thing Harper Madison expected when she moved to the small town of Peachville. Now that she’s an official member of the squad, her training can begin. Only, this is no normal group of cheerleaders. Harper isn’t there to learn dances and cheers. She became a cheerleader in order to finally learn how to control the magic inside.

The Peachville Demons cheerleading squad is really a training ground for a powerful coven of witches called the Order of Shadows. The training opens up a new world for Harper. It’s a world of beauty and magic beyond her wildest dreams, but also a world of pressure and impossible expectations.

A world where every secret hides an even darker secret.

When Harper began her training and found out what she was, The Order told her she’d learn how to use her powers if she followed their rules. Also she had to get a tattoo to be part of the Order. After getting the tattoo she found out her tattoo was something different from anyone else, ever. Well, since when had Harper done anything typical anyway, huh? So was a good or a bad thing?

Harper again had trouble with another kid in school. This time she was a witch. The witch seemed jealous because of Jackson. That witch ended up dead. Jackson got blamed for it. He went to jail. Only Harper searched for the real murderer.

Harper was still having memory lapses in this book, too, until Jackson helped her out with them. There was a whole lot of rigamarole involved with it, you’ll just have to read the book.  It helped Harper figure out stuff about others as well as herself.

Harper learns some disturbing things about what makes the cheerleading witches into demons. She had thought the cheerleaders were nice and nothing was wrong with the magic they were all doing. Then she saw what truly went on during one of the demon ceremonies. It was frightening, making her wonder if the other girls knew what they were in for.

This book had more meat to it than the first book. The depth was in its description of the characters, thickening of the plot and spicing up the emotions between the people.

I liked the way the cheerleaders really came out and had more story to them, especially Lark. She gave Harper something that she could use. Of course there was another relationship that became something more later on too. Anyone that likes soap operas will truly love these small things that pop up in order to create madness later.

And the adults! The sinister adults are oh so mean! How can these kids get mean without the adults to have given them their start in life? They are after all, demons.

Storyline, concept, grammar, punctuation, fluidity, freakishness, icky characters, and plain mean girls and boys are all good in my opinion. Add mean adults.

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**Sarra Cannon, Author

Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. Now, she lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband and her teeny tiny Pomeranian,Snickerdoodle. Books and music are her greatest passions. She has never been a cheerleader, but it’s possible she knows a few things about casting spells.

These Demons Are Hot!

The Peachville High Demons series

This is the first installment of my review of the current 5 books of the **Peachville High Demons series. It is a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy written by **Sarra Cannon, an Indie Author.

I lost a lot of sleep while reading this series, the **Peachville High Demons. The first book got me hooked. Of course it started with the freebie, *Beautiful Demons. The book was awesome but I was left hanging, so of course I had to get the next book,*Inner Demons for $.99 cents. Surely I could get my fill then, I thought, because the next three were $2.99 and I wasn’t going to spend so much on a book when I can get so many free. Alas, each book became more interesting so I ended up buying the next three: *Bitter Demons, *Shadow Demons and *Rival Demons. I am now impatiently awaiting the 6th and final installment of this great series, **Demons Forever.

What do I usually say about a book series? I usually own the books that I give over 5 stars to, and in this case, I bought the whole series, so I give it, as a whole, 4.5 stars.

This is, by no means, my entire review. This is only the beginning.

*Beautiful Demons – Book 1,  4.5 stars

Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.

Harper has had it rough her whole life and expects nothing better in Peachville. Shadowford is a home for girls where she is placed as a last effort to conform her or she’ll go to “juvie” so she has a lot of anxiety going in to the place. She amazingly feels comfortable there with the other girls and relaxes some. Her only feeling of strangeness comes from seeing a strange boy on the grounds from the window of her room.

An incident with one of the cheerleaders at school the next day caused her hope of peace to disappear. That same cheerleader ends up murdered right after that. then Harper gets ill for several days and doesn’t remember the time during her illness. When she goes back to school the cheerleaders take her under their wings, almost as if the other cheerleader was not even gone. The cheerleaders and football players are practically ***Stepford-like. But Harper has been accepted for the first time and she’s getting questions answered so she goes along with it.

The rest of the book is written the same way. It goes from Harper being suspicious of everyone and pulling back from them to being drawn back in because they have the answers she seeks. She tells herself that she just wants to find out what’s going on so she only pretend she wants to be with them. Jackson, the strange boy she had seen when she first came to Peachville became a great ally the entire time.

I believe this book was well written and set up. It gave out only as much information as needed to set up the next book to make me really want to read the next book. I know the two could have been a whole book together. Kudos to the author! It’s great that the second one was only $.99 cents. I think whether this was a debut book or a 10th book it was awesome. Storyline, concept, grammar, punctuation, fluidity, freakishness, icky characters, and plain mean girls and boys are all good in my opinion. I’ll probably say that line in all the books since they are the same characters plus more.

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***Stepford-like: refers to the movie **The Stepford Wives, meaning I am showing my age.

**Sarra Cannon, Author

Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. Now, she lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband and her teeny tiny Pomeranian,Snickerdoodle. Books and music are her greatest passions. She has never been a cheerleader, but it’s possible she knows a few things about casting spells.

Blog Update

I’ve been reading. A lot. In fact, I’ve read 18 books and short stories since I posted last, and am working on 5 others. Normally I wouldn’t be reading that many books at one time but I’m finding it hard to concentrate on a few of the books. I end up stopping the  book, the going on to another, finishing it or stopping, then going back to it. I do like to finish a book because I want to give it the best chance I can to get reviewed. Stopping a book doesn’t mean the book is bad, it just means it isn’t as interesting as another book that I’ve picked up at the time.

Now I’m going to stop reading new books and begin to review the books I’ve read and finish the books I’ve started. For me, reviewing books is not as easy as it looks to be. I really want to make a good impression on the 10 or 12 people who might actually see what I write. Not to mention that  my writing has the potential to be seen by so many more people on the internet (but most likely never will be.) So I keep rewriting and rewriting and so forth. Also I find it hard to stay on task. As you see I started the blog then went on to reading books instead of writing the reviews after reading one at a time. Those good free books on Amazon are so good I just can’t pass them up. I have to read some of them right away.

I do need to get reviewing. I hope to get one up very soon.

Stephanie P.

Blood Jewel reviewed by Stephanie

Blood Jewel (The Vampire Agape Series book #2) click title link to buy at Amazon

By Georgia Cates (click to go to her website)

With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought…

When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.

Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?

As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?

Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.

Stephanie’s Review 

Blood Jewel is the second book in the Vampire Agape Series.

The relationship between Curry and Chansey finally went into full swing. Marsala had located them by magic so timing of everything was moved up. They were married and their relationship moved to a higher level. You know, as a reader, I had been getting a little frustrated myself about the whole waiting thing. Seriously, they had originally planned on putting the wedding back a few months. Thank goodness for Marsala making them speed it up!

An emergency at the compound cut their honeymoon short and they hightailed it to Savannah. Here I saw some action. The guys had to go rescue a “blood jewel” from a coven of bad vampires.

I learned more about the people at the compound where the vampire coven lives. Other characters showed their personalities more. Solomon, for instance, needed up having a connection with the Blood Jewel, Avery. Jennifer, Avery’s sister and fledgeling vampire was new to the compound and went through a freaky vampire transition phase.

Curry and Chansey experienced something wonderful that took their choice of changing Chansey into a vampire away. The rest of the book was mainly focused on that.

Just like the first book there is a lot of romance and love going on. It even added another potential couple to the mix. It is a very light easy breezy romance with very little conflict. When I first read the prologue on book one about Marsala and her evil ways I thought she was going to be a truly evil vampire, but no. In both of these books she’d done next to nothing. Sure, they kept saying she was putting it off until a certain time but a true evil vampire would have been more diligent throughout the book I think. I’m just saying..

I did like the book. It was a good escape into the world of vampires, my favorite genre. My rating is a 3.0

There is third book in this series to come out possibly early 2013, Blood Doll.