Saturday, February 22, 2014

Glacial Eyes by J.K. Walker

Title:  Glacial Eyes
Series:  Salk Lake After Dark #1
Author:  J.K. Walker
Published:  November 17th 2011 by J. K. Walker
Length:  388pgs
Format:  ebook
Genre:  NA paranormal romantic suspense
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★★


Synopsis from Goodreads:

After a weekend party gone very, very wrong, third-year university student Jasmine Bedeau finds herself a "person of interest" to far too many interested parties. Now she has to bring a family-inherited curse—and powerful new abilities—under control or risk the consequences of the supernatural community to which she suddenly belongs. But between the police and the paranormal, the campus and the council, how's a girl to rise to the challenge of just holding onto a normal life? Werewolves, vampires, and witches—and now a serial killer targeting the supernatural, setting his sights on Jasmine and her new-found friends. It's a good thing she's a werecat, because she's not rolling over.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My review:

My first thoughts on this one? More please! I can’t wait to read the next instalment in the series and get back with these characters.

This story is intensely shocking and captivating from the very beginning. Walker combines the known world, with that of the supernatural to create a captivating work that you won’t be able to put down. She introduces you to this imaginative world slowly, allowing her readers to get to know it alongside her characters. It makes the world even more captivating and difficult to walk away from. This author is an ace at balancing tension and suspense with comic relief. Some of the puns that she throws in at the least opportune moments (for the characters, at any rate) had me rolling on the floor laughing.

The way that the author writes so approachably in the first person makes the main character very easy to get to know and identify with. You also get to know the supporting cast through her eyes, giving a very personal feel to the story as a whole. You also get to know them as part of a family. The diversity in character types really rounded everything out nicely.

As a whole this is a smooth, quick read that you won’t be able to put down. It was the perfect way to get to know this author and her work. It was a brilliant story that I’d recommend to anyone.

|  Goodreads  |  Shelfari  |  Amazon  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  Indigo  |  Smashwords  |




As an added bonus, readers can get to know this series via the novellas, which are free everywhere (except on Amazon). Check them out here:

I'd suggest picking up Frat House of the Dead & In My Time of Dying on Smashwords. They are also available at wattpad and for anyone with a reader, other than Kindle, they should already be free in their respective ebook stores.





And don`t forget to enter the awesome giveaway for the Salt Lake After Dark series.

The giveaway is open internationally.
Entries close @ 11:59pm Feb 28/14.
Winners will be announced Mar 1/14.
Winners will have 72hrs to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.

13 comments:

  1. What would I do to win? Well, I came on over to say hi to Jonel and enter the fantastic giveaway. I g+ and tweeted to my 5000+ followers. I will be back to share again. ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  2. What should I do too win? The only way you can .Enter on raffkecooter abd do what's ask of you to do. Like posting this comment.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Let's see, What would I do to win? I shared google +, FB, and tweeted, Commented here. did all the following that was asked and put all the books on my tbr list.... And also posted on my blog, Breath of Life: http://breathoflifebookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/pure-jonel-glacial-eyes-by-jk-walker.html

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, good offer! Thanks for the giveaway!! :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'll follow the author and tweet about this giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What would I do??? Hmmmm.....how about a Happy Dance while sitting in my computer chair? Or, ooh I know, sharing this giveaway on FB? Or Twitter? Or Pinterest? LOL Done! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would love to have this series. I shall FB this great giveaway and cross my fingers and toes to get the luck I need to win it.
    Thanks for another great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This sounds really interesting! Thanks for inviting me! I'd love to read it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What would you do for a copy of this series? Enter the giveaway and do all that it states to do. Share the giveaway everywhere I can. Thank you for the giveaway and the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  10. HAHA xD What would I do to win? Join the giveaway and get as much entries as I can :P Hmmm.. it seems almost everyone has the same answer xD HAHA Thanks for the giveaway :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. ROFL - made me think of the old car commercial when I was growing up, if you come on down and check out my cars I will eat a bug - well don't know about intentionally eating a bug, but will brew a pot of coffee and happy dance around the room ;) Thank you for this treat of a giveaway opportunity and making me smile today!

    ReplyDelete
  12. What I do to win??? Mmmmmmm share this giveaway :)

    ReplyDelete