Monday, December 22, 2014

Stocking Stuffer ~ Solomon Aleph

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Title ~ Solomon Aleph
Series ~ Aleph, #1
Author ~ Julie L. York
Publisher ~ Julie L. York
Published ~ 13 November 2013
Genre ~ Paranormal | Romance
Pages ~ 262
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My Rating ~ 3 bites and a nibble

Jameson “Jamie” Llewellyn is a strong capable woman, a tough Marine and apparently a werewolf. Hell of a thing to discover about yourself in an Afghanistan cave. When General Solomon Aleph discovers her he claims her for his unit and explains all about werewolves. However, Jamie has been raised as a human and she is seriously lacking in werewolf skills and protocol. But before she can be educated, she’s captured and then she finds out how very special her DNA is and what the Big Plan for her is supposed be. However, Jamie has no intention of cooperating. Let the games begin.

Now, this is an interesting take on the supernatural/paranormal world. Written with plenty of detail I had no problem picturing this world and characters, the humor adds relief from the suspense and the plotting of the villains is sufficiently malevolent to give chills. However, I had a few issues that kept me from thoroughly immersing myself in the story. Solomon and the little world he has created for his region are too perfect. Too much. Too everything. Too convenient. And for being a big badass Alpha it seemed as if he cried at the drop of a hat. I got a bit tired of his tears. The ending is also a cliffhanger. Not a huge whopping one, but one all the same. Finally, the whole story needs a final polishing with an editor. I stumbled across more mistakes than I would normally let slide. All-in-all though an enjoyable action-packed were-filled read. 

About the Author
  How many get the chance to be able to say that they've done exactly what they've always wanted to do? I am truly blessed. 
   I am an author, graphic designer, editor, and teacher of over 15 years, and along the way had started a family. I've been writing since high school, when a red pen was the universal sign for a mistake, not a squiggly line. (I will be buried with a red pen in my hand.) Having written several different genres of books but finding traditional publishing industry to be tear inducing, I abandoned my lifelong desire to be a published author and focused on my children.

   A few years back, I bought myself an iPod, and found ... self-publishing. I still read voraciously, and with the indie and self-publishing revolution hitting traditional paper books on the back of the head, I began to hope. Thrilled with the prospect of finally getting my books published, because the voices just won't leave me alone, I formatted my files for eBooks, created the covers, and uploaded... and my life hasn't been the same since.
   The name Julie L. York is for anything fantasy, paranormal, science-fiction, historicals. The name Julie King York is specific to Christian.

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