Friday, 15 February 2013

Thunderous Tour Review & Giveaway - Thunderstorm JM Schroder


Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Thunderstorm, by J.M Schroder, is an action packed, romance driven, sister-bonding urban fantasy. The array of characters that J.M has created is pretty impressive. There really is an eclectic mix of strong female characters teamed with the collection of drool worthy dragon shifters. Plus the baddies are pretty terrifying too which is also a bonus.

The passion between the characters is almost palpable, making Thunderstorm a hot and steamy 18+ read. Throughout the entire book, there were so many pivotal moments that really engaged me. The pain and suspense experienced by the characters was well-crafted and evoked a good level of empathy from me.

I really enjoyed the concept and storyline of this book. There was a lot of originality to both the story's development and its characters.

Whilst overall, I really enjoyed the progress and development of Thunderstorm, the editing, however, had several flaws which at times was a little distracting.

If you are looking for a fiery urban fantasy with a heavy layer of PNR, then be sure to check out the very enjoyable Thunderstorm by J.M Schroder.  
The Book
Thunderstorm
Daughters of Eden Novel
Book 1
By: J. M. Schroder
Synopsis
What you thought about the BIBLE ....is about to CHANGE. What if you found out you were the granddaughter of the first woman, no not Eve, but Lilith? After 150 years Dika Edens, the oldest of 4 girls each destined to live forever finds out that very thing and that she must break the curse that was put in place when Eve sinned. But first she must find her Aunt and Grandmother.
Blurb
                    What you thought you knew about the BIBLE
 is about to CHANGE.

What if you found out you were the granddaughter of the first woman, no not Eve, but Lilith? After 150 years Dika Edens, the oldest of 4 girls each destined to live forever finds out that very thing. She is not sure if it is a curse or a gift from the Gods. All she knows is the man that has informed her of this has way too much guilt on his shoulders regarding her and her past. Chrome is her Guardian but that does not mean he can protect her from everything. He should be the first one to know that - since he is the one telling her that she must save the world.

My name is Dika, I am an American born Hungarian, Polish, Spanish Gypsy with a little bit of something special, born right here in the green state of Oregon, home of the Beavers. History would be changed in a matter of a few words spoken from the man that has been haunting my dreams. My sisters and I need to save the world and if we don't the Universe will cease to exist as we know it.

My name is Chrome Jai, Dragon Guardian to Dika Edens, created to protect her from the evils of the first human woman mother of mankind. I will protect her as she fights to save the humans, but her first assignment will be to make it through the first 48 hours and find her Aunt and her Grandmother.

We will go together to hell and back just to fix the mess of the Gods and man.

Genre
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Recommended Age Group
18 years and above 
Length 
295 Pages
Publisher
Schroder & Associates
Average Rating
5 of 5 Stars

What People Are Saying About It
Completely sucked into this book....and that is no pun towards the vampires involved. Everyone, religious or not, has heard the major stories of the Bible....Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Samson and Delilah. This book is an incredible spin off those stories. 
Main characters Dika and Chrome are amazing. As Dika who views herself as plain an ordinary in comparison to her sisters is adored by her dragon Chrome. Any woman would consider herself blessed and lucky to be described as Chrome describes Dika. 
This book is action packed and now I am thoroughly disappointed that I have to wait for the next installments!" –Jeannie Christo, Goodreads reviewer

“This author is currently one of my new favorites!  Her stories are fast paced and well written.  I had to force myself to put my kindle down in order to sleep!” – Ashlee Vaughn 2012 Goodreads review

“Cool! It’s a great read!!”  Tamara Beard Goodreads reviewer

 December 28, 2012 I was curious, when I read the blurb, as to how this spin would be a successful PNR, but Ms. Schroder makes it work. There are some typographical errors, but I was so engrossed in the story that it didn't really matter much. The heroine, Dika, grows throughout the story and the hero, Chrome Jai, is protective and strong... I can't wait to read the next book. I didn't get enough of the Daughters... I almost wish I'd found Thunderstorm after the author had released a few more in the series... Can I have more please? - Mandymonkey – Amazon Reviewer 2012
  
I was lucky enough to read an ARC of Thunderstorm (Daughters of Eden) and all I can honestly say about it is this:
WOW!!!
I wasn't sure what to expect at first...I think we are all a little nervous, picking up an author we may not have heard of before. Now? Yeah- counting my LUCKY STARS!
From the very first pages, J.M. Schroder has her fingers into you and you are helpless to escape!
This wasn't at all what I'd expected. I ADORE Dika! She grows and as she learns who/what she is, I felt like I, the reader, was right there with her.
I would also, RIGHT NOW, like to ask Santa to add one Chrome Jai to my Christmas list!
This story is truly an original and honestly, I'm not sure five stars is even enough to rate it! TEN STARS wouldn't get us half way there!

I'm telling you right now..yeah...YOU! That person who is reading this and waffling...make the purchase! You will not be sorry you did!!” – Lisa Morgan (Beta Reader) Amazon Reviewer

Excellent read! A different take on what started it all.

Excellent read! A different take on what started it all.”  - Pieman1 Barnes and Noble reviewer

“This book is an amazing book.  Dragons and Angels who could ask

This book is an amazing book.  Dragons and Angels who could ask for more.  And the women are the heros.” – Anonymous Barnes and Noble Reviewer
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The Author
J.M. Schroder
Biography
Jennie Schroder lives with her husband and three amazing and energetic children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She studies Court Reporting at Sumner College in Portland, Oregon. Her love of writing took off in her junior high school years in Mrs. Eckert’s Creative Writing Class. Now she is sharing the stories in her head with everyone because there are way too many to keep to herself. If not writing, seeking out readers, interacting and thanking her amazing supporters, or daydreaming about her next story or being a very exhausted mother to 2 young boys and a teenage daughter, Jennie loves most to be playing with her family – indoors and out and reading.

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