Monday, 31 October 2016

#PoisonBloodSeries Books 3 & 4 Out Now!

Poison Blood, Book 3: Prophecy and Book 4: Apocalypse, the third and fourth books in my urban fantasy/paranormal romance/vampire romance series, the Poison Blood Series, are out now, yay!

A massive Thank You to everyone that pre-ordered these books - the books will be auto-delivered to your reading devices today. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them!

Hang on, did someone say they've yet to read the first two books in the series (Book 1: Revelation and Book 2: Absolution)? Well, why ever not? These books introduce you to Ellie and Christian two very unique vampires that have an important role to play in the future of the vampire-world - and set the stage beautifully for the epic third and fourth instalments.

If you haven’t gotten your (digital) hands on these, download them now because they're still free at the below retailers: 

PB1: Amazon Kindle US & UK | Apple iBookstore US & UK | B&N Nook Store | Smashwords
PB2: Amazon Kindle US & UK | Apple iBookstore US & UK | B&N Nook Store | Smashwords

There really is no excuse for you to not start the Poison Blood Series this year.

If you missed out on ordering PB3 and PB4 at the low introductory price during the pre-order phase, don't worry. Their normal price is only $1.49 each and you can download them via the below links:

PB3: Amazon US | Amazon UK | iBooks US | iBooks UK | B&N Nook | Kobo

PB4: Amazon US | Amazon UK | iBooks US | iBooks UK | B&N Nook | Kobo



Monday, 24 October 2016

Last Day to Pre-Order #PoisonBloodSeries Finale

Today is the last day that Books 3 and 4 of my paranormal/urban fantasy series, the Poison Blood series, can be pre-ordered at the low introductory price of $0.99 each. They release tomorrow. On Halloween.

 
If you've already taken advantage of the low introductory pre-order price of $0.99 per book and ordered your copy, the two books will be auto-delivered to your reading device on October 31, 2016.

Click on the book names below for more information on the upcoming releases:

Poison Blood, Book 3: Prophecy
Poison Blood, Book 4: Apocalypse

If you don't already know, you only get charged on the day the book is released, not on the day you place the pre-order. Here are the links to the pages where you can pre-order your own copy:

PB3: Amazon US | Amazon UK | iBooks US | iBooks UK | B&N Nook | Kobo

PB4: Amazon US | Amazon UK | iBooks US | iBooks UK | B&N Nook | Kobo

Order now, as the cost will return to its normal price of $1.49 each after release (October 31, 2016).


Books 1 and 2 are still free to download, so if you haven't gotten into this series yet, this is a good time to take the plunge:

Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation 
Poison Blood, Book 2: Absolution 



Monday, 17 October 2016

#BookReview: #PoisonBloodSeries BOOK 2: ABSOLUTION


Below is the blurb and a reader's take on the second book in the Poison Blood series.

Book: Poison Blood, Book 2: Absolution
Author: Neha Yazmin
Rating: 5 stars
Download for Free:

Amazon US|   Amazon UK  |   iBooks US & UK   |   B&N Nook Store   |   Smashwords
News: Books 3 and 4 in the series are available to download now. See end of this post for details.


“I don’t know what being in love is like for humans. It never happened to me, not really. I only thought it did. Thought it for a long time. Almost half a century. But it feels as though I’ve known for longer that I’d been wrong." 

Being a senior official at The System, the vampire world’s governing body, Christian routinely assigns secret missions to his agents. As The System’s most powerful immortal, he also takes responsibility for some of the trickier tasks himself.

When he stumbles upon a project that was kept secret from him, Christian decides to investigate. Why was he not told about this vampire that his employer wants to recruit? Why can’t he get anywhere near this elusive immortal?

Soon, he discovers that this is no ordinary vampire that he is hunting. And when he is suddenly overwhelmed by a rush of strange emotions, Christian is left even more perplexed. Is any of this related to Ellie?

Book two of the Poison Blood series answers some of the questions raised in book one while asking many more.

REVIEW: 
I’ve been waiting for PB2 and it did not disappoint!  This time the narrative is from the point of view of Christian.  He is the vampire that created Ellie, but there isn’t much more to him… or is there?

I was surprised to find how much I liked reading things from Christian’s point of view.  It suddenly brings a whole new perspective to the events of PB1 and you get to learn a lot more about the way the vampire world works.  There were times when I hated him.  He enjoys the blood-lust of his kind and has no remorse for killing his victims.  But there were also times when I found myself empathising with him.  It appears that Ellie had affected him in a big way, long before he drank her blood.  Possibly he has been changed forever.  There is big problem now though – Christian’s way of ‘helping’ Ellie is likely to do more harm than good...

I’m eagerly awaiting PB3 to find out what will happen next!  I’m really hoping Christian does not get his way – but then I don’t want Ellie to get her way either!  Oh the dilemma!  Cannot wait for PB3!!!



Poison Blood, Book 3: Prophecy and Book 4: Apocalypse can be downloaded from these retailers:

PB3:
Amazon US|   Amazon UK|    iBooks US   |   iBooks UK   |   B&N Nook   |   Kobo

PB4:
Amazon USAmazon UK|   iBooks US   |   iBooks UK   |   B&N Nook   |   Kobo

To read more reader thoughts on this book, check out the book page on this blog here


Genre: YA Paranormal Romance / Teen Vampire Romance / Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy / Teen & YA Urban Fantasy / Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy

Mood: Dark / Humorous / Coming of age
Content: No violence / No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: Teen / Young Adult / New Adult / Adult
Recommended for: Readers that love all things vampires, slayers and witches!
 

Monday, 10 October 2016

Another #BookReview on #PoisonBloodSeries BOOK 1: REVELATION

Below is another review of the first book in the Poison Blood series. First, the blurb:

Book: Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation
Author: Neha Yazmin
Rating: 5 stars
Download for Free:
News: Book 2 is also free to download. Books 3 and 4 are available now. See end of this post for details.

"I don't know what blood tastes like to a human.  I'd never even licked a tiny drop of it from a pricked finger, let alone suck on a bleeding cut.  The shedding of blood, my own, or anyone else's, always made me scream or panic in fear and revulsion. Now it's my only food source."

Elisia Dalton, more commonly known as Ellie, is not a typical teenaged vampire.  She still has her humanity and conscience.  Her human memories and growing pains.  And the same distaste for blood.

Still reeling from the secrets she uncovered before she was turned into a vampire by the mysterious immortal Christian, Ellie is also finding it hard to come to terms with what she has become.  And the revelations keep coming.

Book one of the Poison Blood series reveals why Ellie is not like others of her kind.


REVIEW:
I've now read Poison Blood 1 and 2 – both of which I loved and read each in less than 24 hours.  I was gripped and Neha had me turning the e-pages!  I am definitely hooked on the Poison Blood Series and now eagerly awaiting Book 3!

So let's start with Poison Blood 1 – I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I had read Neha's first novel Chasing Pavements which I loved so I thought I'd give Poison Blood a try even though part of me was unsure whether yet another vampire story was worth telling... It definitely was!

Yes like another reviewer has mentioned, Neha takes some inspiration from the Twilight saga in terms of vampire mythology – Neha unashamedly embraces this and I knew what to expect as I has read it in her Author Q&A – yet that's really where the similarity ends.

Let’s be clear: this is not fan fiction.  There is so much more to the vampire world that she creates, and she really does create a 'world' – with its own rules and justice system. Obviously this is a world that (unknowingly to most humans) co-exists with our world – that becomes important later on, and I'm sure it will further develop in the Poison Blood Series, as the two worlds, human and vampire, inevitably collide – but really this is a character driven story.  In fact this is where the similarity to Chasing Pavements arises – of course the story is entirely different – but Neha's characters’ depths are what drive her stories, each with their hidden secrets of course.

This is the story of Ellie, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl – who fights with her parents and hangs out with her friends – until one day she is created as a vampire. Ellie is not a typical vampire – she hates the taste of blood and abhors the thought of harming human life.  There is more to Ellie than even she knows…

Book 1 of the Poison Blood Series really is about the ‘Revelation’ (it’s good!).


Poison Blood, Book 3: Prophecy and Book 4: Apocalypse are available to download from these retailers:

PB3:
Amazon US|   Amazon UK|    iBooks US   |   iBooks UK   |   B&N Nook   |   Kobo
PB4:
Amazon USAmazon UK|   iBooks US   |   iBooks UK   |   B&N Nook   |   Kobo

To read more reader thoughts on this book, check out the book page on this blog here




PB1 Book Details

Length: 29,000 words
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance / Teen Vampire Romance / Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy / Teen & YA Urban Fantasy / Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy

Mood: Dark / Humorous / Coming of age
Content: No violence / No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: Teen / Young Adult / New Adult / Adult
Recommended for: Readers that love all things vampires, slayers and witches!

Monday, 3 October 2016

#BookReview: #PoisonBloodSeries BOOK 1: REVELATION

Below is the blurb and a review of the first book in the Poison Blood series, which is free to download at your favourite e-book retailers.

Book: Poison Blood, Book 1: Revelation
Author: Neha Yazmin
Rating: 5 stars
Download for Free:
News: Book 2 is also free to download. Books 3 and 4 are available now. See end of this post for details.

"I don't know what blood tastes like to a human.  I'd never even licked a tiny drop of it from a pricked finger, let alone suck on a bleeding cut.  The shedding of blood, my own, or anyone else's, always made me scream or panic in fear and revulsion. Now it's my only food source."

Elisia Dalton, more commonly known as Ellie, is not a typical teenaged vampire.  She still has her humanity and conscience.  Her human memories and growing pains.  And the same distaste for blood.

Still reeling from the secrets she uncovered before she was turned into a vampire by the mysterious immortal Christian, Ellie is also finding it hard to come to terms with what she has become.  And the revelations keep coming.

Book one of the Poison Blood series reveals why Ellie is not like others of her kind.


REVIEW:
Coming to terms with her new life is hard for Ellie.  She is a moody seventeen year old, living rough on the streets of London.  Still hurt from the revelation of her mother’s secret, Ellie longs for a childhood that she never had. Oh yeah, and did I mention she is a vampire?

I have to admit I was sceptical at first.  Being a novel about vampires, my first thought was ‘I hope it’s not another Twilight knock-off!’  But actually I was pleasantly surprised.  This is definitely not a soppy vampire romance novel!  If anything, it is a coming-of-age story.  It is her past that Ellie finds difficult to come to terms with, not her present.  But if she wants to move on in her new life, her past is the very thing that she has to accept…


I don’t want to give too much away, but as usual with Neha Yazmin’s novels, things are never as they seem.  Just as Ellie comes to terms with one secret, she finds out that her mother was hiding so much more.  Much much more!


I really enjoyed reading this novel.  I loved the way the puzzle pieces of Ellie’s life unfold.  Just as you think you have a grip on what’s happening, Neha drops more bombshells to keep you guessing (and the pages turning!).  If I have one complaint, it is that Book 1 ended just as I was really getting into it.  I hope that Book 2 is released soon.   I have a taste for blood - Poison Blood that is!  Please publish the next book soon!



Poison Blood, Book 3: Prophecy and Book 4: Apocalypse can be downloaded from these retailers:

PB3:
Amazon US|   Amazon UK|    iBooks US   |   iBooks UK   |   B&N Nook   |   Kobo

PB4:
Amazon USAmazon UK|   iBooks US   |   iBooks UK   |   B&N Nook   |   Kobo


To read more reader thoughts on this book, check out the book page on this blog here

For another detailed review on this book, check out this post.




PB1 Book Details

Length: 29,000 words
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance / Teen Vampire Romance / Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy / Teen & YA Urban Fantasy / Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy

Mood: Dark / Humorous / Coming of age
Content: No violence / No explicit sex scenes / No erotica
Audience: Teen / Young Adult / New Adult / Adult
Recommended for: Readers that love all things vampires, slayers and witches!