Ethereal Fury (Gemini Rising #1) – A New Idea in Fantasy


Ethereal Fury (Gemini Rising #1) 

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Angry at the human race and its methodical destruction of her resources, Mother Earth recruits souls who have just left their bodies to serve Her, and turns them against humanity.
Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings, picked from these possessed humans, emerges. A powerful, rising force proceeds to carry out Mother Nature’s plan to systematically destroy towns, cities, states… and eventually, the world.
Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between a human girl, Violette, and Onyx, a lead Gemini, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.


Grade: B+

This book is so unique.  I saw the cover and I wasn’t sure what to think, and then I read the synopsis, and I was hoping for good things. I love to see originality in writing. Too often we find ourselves reading books we swore we’ve already read because people keep recycling plot ideas, character themes, and general settings. I’m glad to see this author decided to step out of that phase and write something so different and unique. It stands out among so many other fantasy books because it’s presenting something I haven’t seen before!

As a novel itself, this book is well written, organized and has clear plot points. I think that the many conflict in this book was quite interesting. I never imagined Earth as so revengeful. The grabbing of spirits and turning them against the human race really appealed to me. It’s such an easy way to create an army, and how to do you spot a bunch of souls?

The romance is this book is good. Not too over the top, but not just thrown in without a clear purpose. The reason the book got a B+ (basically 4 stars, and not 5) was because I felt like there was so many more to explore outside of the relationship that I would’ve liked to address. Not that forbidden love isn’t interesting and complex, but it’s a bit too cliche for such a wonderfully original concept of a book, so that’s the reason it’s one star less, and that could be my personal preference. Don’t let this one reason hinder you, because overall, this is a wonderful book. Smart, organized, well written, with a new plot, something that hasn’t been addressed before.

Check it out, i don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

** I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review **

About the Author:

Born in Virginia, Jessica O’Gorek was raised within the American Indian religion and was taught great respect for the earth and all its living beings. Powwows, sweat lodges, vision quests, were all part of her upbringing. At twelve Jessica started hand writing novels. The first one was two thousand pages long. Her father, author of many wilderness survival books, always encouraged her and raved about her writing. He gave her the confidence she needed to keep writing and follow her dream. Continuing the family legacy, her twelve year old daughter is currently working on her first novel.

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Xianne: A Comedy of Cultures: Volume One Review! Wild!

Currently I read this book, as a reviewer for, Julies Book Review. It’s a sexy comedy, set in the far off future, where daily life is a lot different!

Grade: B+


Xianne: A Comedy of Cultures Vol. 1 is a strange, strange escape from our modern day world. Nothing could be further then where this book takes us. A fascinating, expensive spaceship has just docked at the space station, and Jim, our main character, plans to join the crew of this ship, captained by the mysterious, illusive Tom Duncan. He plans to see the solar system and learn a bit more. Unfortunately, Jim is the only member of the Xianne who is here for that reason only.

Jim, our main character, pretty normal, but he has one quirky attribute, he’s Nay, he has no sexual preference, and would prefer to leave all sexual stuff out, which in our world wouldn’t be an issue, but in the world of Xianne, and they are a hyper sexualized, porn world. Everything from every good and bad porno we have now is common place discussion and actions in this future society. Nothing is too taboo, and Jim is now stuck in a situation where everyone’s main concern is sex and his is definitely not. The three other characters we meet, Suki, Kiera, and Sax, the other lucky three who can’t wait to board to Xianne, and each other. The captain and his doctor wife are also both more than happy to let these four on the ship, and in their beds. Partners swap around so fast in this book it’s hard to keep up!

The whole comedy is sexually charged, and quite over the top. It’s funny, sexy and a definite comment on society today. It’s freeing, a definite change from our current society, in some ways for the better, and some for the worse depending on your school of thought. Jayce Grayson has a witty writing style, a great grasp of comedic timing, a completely dirty mind. Those have come together to create a novel with just the right mix of humor, sex, and satire.

I will definitely be looking into Volume 2, just to see how Jim fares in this crazy world!

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Four out of Five Stars

*I was given a reader copy in exchange for an honest review!