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I love reading and writing. I read most genres but my favourites would be paranormal romances and inspirational/motivational books. I have mostly started this blog because I love to read so much and want to share my reviews and thoughts with the world or anyone who wants to read it, giving my little bit of input to the world as well as any topics of light that would help and motivate you. I am also an aspiring author, in between reading books and reviewing them, I am writing two separate books, one fiction and one non-fiction. I have too many books and Ebooks, enough to last me probably 2 lifetimes! You can never have enough books... he he

Tour Stop & Book Reviews: Crimson Beat & Indigo Dawn by Elle J Rossi

Crimson Beat - Spring Equinox (The Celtic Tapestry Collection, Book 1) - Elle J Rossi Indigo Dawn (The Josie Hawk Chronicles, Volume 3) - Elle J Rossi

Hello Everyone!! Welcome to my stop for the Josie Hawk Chronicles tour! To see the full schedule click here or on the banner above. I have been soooooo excited about this tour since I read the novella Alabaster nights in May this year. 

Previous reviews:
Alabaster Nights (#0.5)

Series: Josie Hawk Chronicles #0.6
Publication Date: 21 March 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Dark World Books (In exchange for an honest Review)
Audio or Book: ebook
Length: +- 13k words


The Spring Equinox brings a slew of nasties to the streets of Nashville. Huntress Josie Hawk is determined to get her arch enemy to sign a treaty, whether the Assembly is behind her or not. But when Keller O'Leary--sexiest vampire alive--returns, will Josie learn to be a team player, or will she stake the heart that has captured hers?


(Originally part of the anthology A Celtic Tapestry)


My Review:


I loved this Novella!! I could just eat up Josie & Keller or squish them with love. This story is a great connector between Alabaster Nights & Indigo Dawn. You find out how Josie & Keller finally find a way to 'work' out their issues. This novella is all from Josie's point of view and I just love how her mind works.


Final Thoughts: 
This is a great read that just whets your appetite and gets your ready for book 1!


Series: Josie Hawk Chronicles #1
Publisher: Moon Rise Publishing
Publication Date: 25 March 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Dark World Books (In exchange for an honest Review)
Audio or Book: ebook
Length: 144 pages


Vampire Lust and Pixie Dust.


Josie Hawk is a Huntress. A killer devoted to protecting the humans of Nashville from the shadows that lurk in the night. But the shadows are gaining ground.


When an infamous pixie tricks Josie into a drug-induced nightmare, Josie envisions the death of her vampire lover, Keller O'Leary. Was the vision a threat ... maybe even a promise? But from whom?


Desperate to track down the source of the toxic psychedelic pixie dust, Josie kicks and punches her way toward the truth. But her efforts backfire, provoking a deadly attack at Wolfie’s—the bar Josie co-owns with her sister-in-arms, Sage.


Tag. You’re it.


Haunted by the threat to Keller, Josie scrambles to outwit her elusive opponent before the deadly game escalates and claims more lives. But in saving Nashville, will Josie lose those she loves?


Or will she be too late to stop the deadly game of tag?


My Review:

Indigo dawn is a fun fantastic read filled with pixies, witches, vampires, attitude, love and friendship! You cannot help but be drawn in from page one. I definitely think that reading the novella's helped set the scene for Indigo Dawn and this book did not disappoint! 


I love the explanation of the title Indigo dawn - it really is beautiful. You'll need to read it to appreciate it. It's one of those passages that you can picture so clearly and it touches your heart. 


Characters & Storyline: 4/5

Every single character is easy to connect to and easy to love. Elle creates interesting characters that are fun and crawl into your heart. 


I really enjoyed the fact that Josie and Keller were already a couple. They didn't need to figure it all out and were not trying to save each other, just protective and possessive. They are already a team and that adds so much more to the story for me. 


Josie - Josie is so kick ass! I love her feistiness & attitude. Yes - she is stubborn, but it is not that annoying pull out your hair stubborn. She holds out just enough and knows when she is being unreasonable. I love being in Josie's mind and her attitude made me laugh so many time. Josie's character is written from the first person pov. 


Keller - Keller us so cool, calm, collected & passionate! He just oozes smexiness and is head over heals in a good way for Josie. Their banter cracked me up and the romance is intense with a few steamy scenes. What's not to love.. Keller is a sexy vampire who is crazy about Josie and is the drummer in a band? Keller's character is written in the third person pov. 


Crimson Beat - Crimson beat is Keller's band that plays at Wolfie's in the evenings. They also help Josie keep the streets of Nashville safe. Each member adds flavour to the story and all adore Josie to bits - they would do anything for her! 


Plot, Pace, Writing style: 4/5  

Elle has an easy writing style and the story flowed easily. The plot was good, even if I did figure out a few things before the time - I enjoyed the ride. The change in pov style didn't bug me in the least. I enjoy Elle's writing style and it just works for me! I was annoyed  that I kept getting interrupted when reading this story, this had nothing to do with the story though. 


Elle ended Indigo Dawn on a rounded note with lots to work on in books to come - no cliffhanger here.  


Cover talk: 5/5 

I love this cover! I love it so much I want a copy for my bookshelf one day... It would look so beautiful <3


Final Thoughts: 

I love this series! It is easily one of my new favourite and I will be following it closely. 


(Unfortunately I lost all my favourite quotes when I originally wrote the post because it didn't save!)

Author Bio:
Elle J Rossi is a writer of Dark Paranormal and Fantasy Romance. Overly fond of the happily ever after, Elle lets her characters take control as they lead her down dark and twisted paths on their haunting journey toward love.

When not writing, you'll more than likely catch her hanging with her husband, two kids and a cat who truly does rule the roost, or stealing the mic from her friends as the duel over country karaoke.

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