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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 9 of BLOOD BORN Blog Tour...plus Review: SHINE by Jeri Smith-Ready!

Today is Day 9 of the BLOOD BORN Blog Tour, hosted by the super-duper Yara at Once Upon A Twilight!

Please head over to Good Choice Reading and check it out!

And as promised...a review of SHINE, the final installment in Jeri Smith-Ready's amazing SHADE series!

by Jeri Smith-Ready
pub date 5/1/2012

To review SHINE, oh where to begin!
I was wiping away tears a mere ten pages in.

Rife with pain and terror and tension,
The emotional wave was too intense not to mention.

From the very first word my heart was torn open,
By Aura and Zachary and dear, departed Logan.

The background characters were brought out to play,
to help our leading lady survive each day.

For in the final chapter of this epic love story,
Our hero and heroine must fight for their glory.

Kept apart by a world that is strangled by fear,
Aura and Zachary long to be near.

No matter the odds, they are ready to fight,
To ensure their love survives each night.

They are put through tests that would break even the strongest,
But A and Z have been destined the longest.

To end up together in the greatest of love,
And regardless the trials, they will rise above.

With heartache and triumph filling the pages,
SHINE tells of a love that shall survive the ages.

A love that is pure but not easily achieved,
For it takes truest love to make one believe.

If you can't tell, I really loved this book--and this series. Without a doubt, SHADE, SHIFT and SHINE are at the top of my list of favorites, and I urge all of you to pick up these wonderful novels today!


  1. Holy shizz!! Shine review poem = EPIC!!! (P.S. - Looking forward to reading Blood Born ;)

  2. I'm still jealous that you already got to read this! Lol! Great review Jamie! Can't wait to read this book :-)

  3. I think I have a new found appreciation for poetry. Great review, I'm still extremely jealous you got to read this already! *checks calendar* Gah! Three more weeks! (So long :'( )

  4. Ah! Can't wait. Nice spoiler free review. (ps. Reading at the longest line ever a Walmart)

  5. I had found a new friend. The surprising thing is where I’d found him – not up a tree or sulking in the shade, or splashing around in one of the hill streams, but in a book. No one had told us kids to look there for a friend. Or that you could slip inside the skin of another. Or travel to another place with marshes, and where, to our ears, the bad people spoke like pirates.
    Flights to Douala