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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sweet Blood of Mine Review

Sweet Blood of Mine
(OverWorld Chronicles book 1)
by John Corwin


From Mega Nerd to Super Stud.

Justin Case and women do not mix. Man boobs, a love of Kings and Castles, and being tight with the "nerd" crowd certainly don't win him any points either. After rescuing Katie, his crush, it turns out she might not be the girl he thought she was, while Elyssa, the school's Goth Girl, turns out to be more. Can high school get any more confusing?

Determined to improve himself, he joins a gym and meets a sexy girl that just oozes a "come hither, Justin" vibe. Until she attacks him in the parking lot, and Justin realizes she's no ordinary girl but a being with supernatural speed and strength. After a narrow escape and an excruciating migraine headache, he wakes up with supernatural abilities all his own: speed, strength, and the ability to seduce every woman he sees.

While that might sound like the perfect combo for any hormonal teen, Justin is a hopeless romantic who wants his first time to be special. Is that too much to ask for? But he doesn't know what he is or how to stop his carnal urges. One thing is clear: If he doesn't find answers there are other more sinister supernaturals who would like nothing better than to make him their eternal plaything and do far worse than kill him.

**4 stars**
High school can be cruel. Kids can be mean and if you're not perfect it can be downright torture. This is definitely the case for Justin Case. Overweight, unpopular, and into Kings & Castles, Justin is a nerd.
Justin, admittedly a nerd, of course is crushing on the popular girl Katie. He even gets the opportunity to be her knight in shining armor. This sets off a whirlwind of events and everything, including Justin, starts to change.

Justin starts changing and sensing things, what he assumes are auras. He also becomes irresistible to women even before the physical changes to his body begin. While Justin is trying to figure things out he makes some strong friendships and even stronger enemies.

Can Justin balance friendship, bullying jocks on the football team, women falling all over him, and the unseen enemy pulling his family apart?

***This book has everything from felycans, moggies, vampires, and demon spawn, to sorceresses, dhampyr, zombies, and an incubus. A paranormal feast!!!

John did a great job with character development and plot. I was pleased to not run into a dull moment in this book. I was able to read it in less than a day. The character development is what really stood out to me as a reader. I felt like I really knew what each character was going through or acting like at the time...especially the high school students.

I can't wait to read book 2 in this series. I recommend this to anyone who is even slightly into the paranormal genre.

About the Author:

John Corwin has been making up stuff all his life. As a child he would tell his sisters he was an alien clone of himself and would eat tree bark to prove it. For John, making stuff up was about one thing: teasing his sisters.

In middle school, everything changed. A class assignment to string random words together into a coherent story led to the birth of Fargo McGronsky, a young boy with anger management issues whose dog, Noodles, had been hit by a car. The short story was met with loud acclaim from classmates and a great gnashing of teeth by his English teacher. At this point, John realized that making stuff up had broader uses.

Years later, after college and successful stints as a plastic food wrap repairman and a toe model for several well-known men's magazines, John once again decided to put his overactive imagination to paper for the world to share.