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Monday, May 16, 2016

#Review #Excerpt Evil by @TijansBooks

Title: Evil
Author: Tijan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 13, 2016
You know that group of people in school that everyone fears? Popular. Beautiful. The in-crowd?

That was my family. Kind of.

We were above that group. We held court over everyone else. We were the best looking. We were the mysterious and elusive ones. Most of the girls wanted to (and did) date the guys, but they didn’t want to be one of us. They couldn’t be. They were our prey.

We were the feared.

But like every family, nothing is as it seems. That was my truth.

Kellan was in his own league. He was our leader and he was the one no one messed with. No one dared. He was ruthless, powerful, and no one could match him…

Except for me.

I was about to find out just how different I was from my family.

**Evil is a full-length paranormal romance stand-alone.
Buy today for $0.99!

REVIEW - 4 Stars!
I am going to admit that this is a first read for me by Tijan and shake my head at myself wondering what took me so long to pick up one of her books and actually read it. Tijan has a way of gripping your attention from the very beginning of the story and making you long to know what is going on with the characters after only reading the first chapter. This book kept me entertained throughout the whole story. I love a good paranormal and this one is up there with the good ones!!

Kellan and Shay are brother and sister when we start out with them and you can sort of get the vibe that something more is going on there, we just aren't given any other clues right away. These two along with their friends don't fit into any "group" or "click" at their school, just go around and do what they want and people let them and actually move out of the way for them. Shay looks different than Kellan and that is sort of what throws you off about their brother/sister relationship. Shay is light complected and has black hair while Kellan is sort of tanned and blond. As we progress in the story, Kellan finally admits to Shay that they are not the same and that she is actually angel while he is demon. I thought to myself at first, there is no way that this could have worked for so long! How in the world did they live together in the same house and not kill each other?

As we progress in the story we are taken on a roller coaster ride that keeps you wondering what mystery, suspense or romance is going to pop up around the next page. The characters are all super complex and it took me awhile to figure out what was really going on with all of them. I don't want to give too much away with my review but just know you will not want to put this story down nor will you regret that you picked it up to read. The mixture of angels and demons is written in a way like you have never seen before. Tijan is awesome at paranormal stories and I really hope that this is not the last that we see of Kellan and Shay. I would love to know what happens with them. Kellan was just yummy and Tijan wrote his character in a way that will stick with you long after you finishe reading this story. Great job and awesome read! 

“Kellan and Shay Braden, why is it always you two? And if it’s not the two of you, it’s your other two siblings. All the time.” Mr. Mirchak approached, shaking his head. “Who’d you fight this time, Kellan?”
I should’ve felt something, maybe remorse, but there was nothing. Matt had assaulted me. Kellan felt it and protected me. And if Matt chose to run away, then that was Matt’s decision. But still…I should’ve felt guilty.
Kellan drew to his full height of six one and squared his lean shoulders against the portly forty-something teacher. He shook his head. “Do you see anyone, Mr. Mirchak?”
The balding teacher shook his head. “I never see anyone, Kellan. That’s the problem. But I know that someone’s going to show up with a busted eye, maybe a shoulder. I don’t know, but there’s always something.” He turned away, but mumbled over his shoulder, “…too damn scared to say a thing…”
Kellan waited until the teacher had turned the corner before he flashed a smile. “What do you think?”
I rolled my eyes and kicked my locker open. “You didn’t have to hurt his jaw.”
“Right.” Kellan fell against the locker beside mine and studied me. “At least this way, he’ll shut up all the time. I’m getting tired of his mouth. The guy thinks he knows you too much. He doesn’t know anything.”
“Still…” I muttered as I bent inside to grab my book.
“Still,” Kellan mimicked me and yanked me out. “Why didn’t you do something, Shay?”
“What are you talk—?”
“Don’t. Not with me,” Kellan interrupted. “You could’ve stopped him long before I came around the corner. You knew I was coming. Why didn’t you stop him?”
“Maybe I wanted to hear his rhetoric on how hot I must be for him.”
“Don’t be funny, Shay. You’re not the funny one, remember?”
I smirked. “That’s funny. I don’t think that role’s been taken in our family.”
Kellan’s hand tightened on my arm. He pulled me closer and bent his head to my ear. “You always wait for me. Why?”
Maybe I couldn’t bring myself to do what he enjoyed. Maybe I liked knowing he’d always protect me or that someone would protect me. Maybe…maybe I enjoyed the sick pleasure knowing that someone like Matt could never really hurt me, though he didn’t know that fact. Or maybe…I whispered, “I don’t know, okay?”
I didn’t know. I had ideas. I had possible scenarios, but the only truth was, I could’ve easily broken Matt’s hold on me and I didn’t.
Hello~ (waves)

I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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