Review: Sin Eater 1.6

Oh these boys. These boys are going to drive me up a wall. Can you go into a book and knock some sense into people? Please tell me you can, because I need to.

The demons are still making your skin crawl, like they do. People are still making decisions that have you screaming at them, like you do. And there’s a great little blip at the end that had me clapping. All in all another well balanced and well paced episode that has me excited to see what happens in the final episode.

The only downsides I can think of were one typo, probably due to the aggressive, and reader-centric publishing schedule, and the number of characters involved. As of episode six, I almost needed to go back and look at previous episodes to keep track of everyone; not a problem for those of you who read the entire thing together. But if you were waiting for two weeks between each episode or are putting space between them going forward, your dance card is getting a little full for a serial in my humble opinion.

As of this posting, you can purchase episode 1, episode 2, episode 3episode 4episode 5, episode 6, and episode 7 simply by clicking on the episode you want, or click here to pre-order the entire season. You can learn more about author Jessica West here, and more about author PK Tyler here. Stay tuned for each episode’s review!

Sin Eater 1.5 Review

*** ONCE AGAIN, VAGUE BUT POSSIBLE SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! ***

Yaaay!

If you remember from my review of the previous episode, I talked about balance. Balancing the demon hunting apocolyptic-ness with the depraved demon WTF-ness.

And so I got balance. Yay!

There were a few wincey moments for me, not that they were anything awful. I’m just a softie for pets and babies. But like I said, brief and not terrible; more of a, “I know how bad this can get, oh no, here it comes… oh. Well then. Moving on.” Again, lots of explanations, and the writing is such that it in no way slows down the pacing. I’m actually really confused as to how things are all going to get wrapped up in only two more episodes.

Unless there’s a sequel! EEEP!

And then ending! Omigosh the ending!! It’s perfect. Just enough, without being too much. Read it, you’ll get what I’m saying. I’m so satisfied with the last chapter I almost don’t want anymore episodes. Let’s just let ***** and ****** have some happy ending for once…

Hell, who am I kidding? I’m an author too. We live to make our characters suffer.

As of this posting, you can purchase episode 1, episode 2, episode 3episode 4, and episode 5, simply by clicking on the episode you want, or click here to pre-order the entire season. You can learn more about author Jessica West here, and more about author PK Tyler here. Stay tuned for each episode’s review!

Sin Eater 1.4 Review

Finally!

Okay, so for the first three episodes of this series and the beginning of this one, I felt like there was a big focus on f-ed up demons doing f-ed up things to people. And some of that is fine, necessary even in regards to having good antagonists. But for someone who needs a little less hard core sex scenes in her books, it was wearing on me. It was so dark that it was all I could see when I would read, especially the last episode.

Now, in episode four, we can move past it. Wait! Before you go running off to read it, let me say this: the first chapter or two might be the most graphic sex scene yet, straight out of Rosemary’s Baby. But after that, and for the rest of the book, I got what I really wanted. I learned more about that backstory I’ve been waiting for, and more explanation of why things are the way they are in regards to Nik and Zeph’s relationship. I feel like the story has really picked up and is starting to be more about Nik than the demons stalking him.

This makes me happy. This is what I wanted to read about.

I can’t tell you if episode five is going to continue on this path, or if we’ll have more deviant demons doing deviant demon things. As long as the authors keep it, (at minimum) balanced, or lean more towards what gets done versus who, I’ll be a happy girl.

As of this posting, you can purchase episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, and episode 4, simply by clicking on the episode you want, click here to pre-order episode 5, or click here to pre-order the entire season. You can learn more about author Jessica West here, and more about author PK Tyler here. Stay tuned for each episode’s review!

Sin Eater 1.3 Review

*** Possibly vague spoilers. Read at your own risk!***

Gritty.

That’s the best way for me to describe this episode. Gritty and dank like dumpster water. This episode left me feeling dirty.

But here’s the thing. You’re supposed to. Most of the chapters in episode three are written from a demon’s perspective. And they’re the evil bad guys. If you remember my review of episode 1, you’ll recall I mentioned Sam and Dean from Supernatural. The difference between their demons and the ones from Sin Eater are like the difference between network and premium cable shows. Suddenly Ruby, Meg, and Azazel don’t seem so scary.

As uncomfortable as this episode made me, I can honestly say that I respect the hell out of Pavarti and Jessica and their way with words. It’s because of their talent that I not only need to go take a shower, but I still want to see what happens next. The story is still plugging away, and I’m interested to see how they’re going to wrap up such a meaty story.

Aww, gross. The demons would just love the term “meaty” in regards to their episode. So, yeah. I’ll be taking that shower now.

As of this posting, you can purchase episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, and episode 4, simply by clicking on the episode you want, click here to pre-order episode 5, or click here to pre-order the entire season. You can learn more about author Jessica West here, and more about author PK Tyler here. Stay tuned for each episode’s review!

Sin Eater Review 1.2

Wow. Nothing like a good author, (or pair of authors,) to make you hate a character. And, oh do I hate.

On the upside, the aforementioned ass-hat will make you sympathize with the main characters, so I guess it all works out.

Epidoe 2 was straight back into the action, once again having me reading it all in the span of a toddler nap. (For those of you who’re parents, you know what kind of time frame I’m talking about. Brief, precious, and glorious.) The writing was once again stellar, with only one possible typo. Admittedly I couldn’t tell if the phrase was repeated for emphasis or missed in editing; the more I think about it, probably the former. There are more points of view, and I love meeting new characters. Given the serial format, I would say it’s just enough; too many more and things would get crowded, but we’re safe for now.

One of the really wonderful things I’m noticing as I go through these episodes is the attention to unspoken backstory. Not all of it has been explained yet, and it may not be, but you can tell that the authors know. West and Tyler put a ton of thought into this world, and as a reader, I appreciate not having to make huge logical leaps. I just get to sit back and enjoy the ride.

As of this posting, you can purchase episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, and episode 4, simply by clicking on the episode you want, or click here to pre-order the entire season. You can learn more about author Jessica West here, and more about author PK Tyler here. Stay tuned for each episode’s review!

Sin Eater 1.1 Review

There are two big things that stick out at me for episode one. First, if you like Supernatural, then this book is for you. In my fanfic brain, Nik, Sin Eater’s protagonist, meets up with Sam and Dean for a hunting trip. Wise cracks, action, and drama ensue, and there are no hiccups because Nik is that well written.

The second thing I want to mention, because I don’t remember seeing it in the first blurb I read, is that Nik is gay. And you know what? Good for him. So far any romance/sex scenes are no worse than what I’ve read in regards to a straight couple. So for those of you who, like myself, tend to shy away from M/M romance, (I find it hard to get swept away by beautiful men I can never, ever have. Maybe I’m still jaded from Derek my freshman year at college,) I encourage you to try this anyway. The writing mechanics are clean, the story so far is developed, and even though I can’t have him, I’m already rooting for Nik in episode 2.

As of this posting, you can purchase episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, and episode 4 today, simply by clicking on the episode you want, or click here to pre-order the entire season. You can learn more about author Jessica West here, and more about author PK Tyler here. Stay tuned for each episode’s review!

The (Long Overdue) Review of Three Hours by Dannika Dark

Have I told you lately how much I love this author? Probably. I tend to gush when it comes to her. I’m even more prone to now that she was okay with this review being late because, as of release day, I had to deal with a 10 month old in a cast. So, yeah, I’ll try to restrain myself.

One of the best things about being an author is the chance to review the works of fellow writers. I mean, all you have to do is tell the world what you think, and you could, say get a sneak peek at the eagerly anticipated next installment of your absolute favorite series.

I love my life.

Naya James is a confident woman who also happens to be an exotic dancer. She doesn’t care if people judge her, just so long as they don’t disrespect her. Life has been good, but when two dancers from her club are kidnapped, Naya puts her life on the line to uncover the truth.

Wheeler is the black sheep of the family, evident from his extensive tattoo collection to his dark personality. Nothing like his twin brother, Ben, who can do no wrong. Wheeler’s pack loyalty is put to the test when Austin orders him to act as a bodyguard for a woman he’s despised for years—one who presses his buttons every chance she gets.

A dark secret unravels, uniting two enemies and threatening to fracture the brotherhood of the pack. A tortured soul, a violent past, a fiery romance, and a shocking twist that will leave you breathless.

Three Hours, book five in the Seven Series, is once again stunning. The previous installment, Four Days, was, for me, a real tear jerker, and I was happy not to cry through the last half of this one. That is not to stay that I didn’t read it cover to cover, in one sitting, late into the night. The plot never stops. The main characters, Wheeler and Naya, are like magnets made out of flint and steel: they can’t stop the attraction or the sparks. Without a single spoiler, I can say that some things that needed to happen in the series did, (fist pump for long time readers,) and it was great to see all of the Weston pack we’ve all grown to love. There are many more things I’d like to discuss, but there are too many ways to spoil Three Hours for you, and that’s something I’d never want to do.

Dannika reports the next installment, Two Minutes, is looking to drop around August, 2015. Somehow I will have to figure out what to do with my life until then… I’ll now begin taking suggestions.

Boom goes the dynamite!