Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Demon's Touch (McLean Twins Book 2) by Jennifer Loiske has been released!

Demon's Touch (McLean Twins Book 2)

“Magic is all about words and believing. If you believe then anything is possible.” 

Shannon McLean had come a long way since she lost her mother. A while ago she’d thought she was alone in the world, a plain Jane with no place to go. Now she knew better. Suddenly she was surrounded by relatives: a crazy talented twin brother, Ian, who literally held the keys to magic in his hands; a demonic father, Connor, who had paid a high price for a one-way ticket to hell; and a wannabe big brother, Simon, who was not only half demon but also a hit man of some sort; and herself … so not a plain Jane but a witch with ancient spells tingling on her fingertips. 

Oh, and if that were not enough of a burden for a thirteen-year-old girl, her father had sent her to London on an impossible quest. Truth be told, she might have volunteered, but only because she naively believed that the world was beneath her feet and she was capable of performing a miracle as long as her brother stood beside her. She’d been so wrong. 

No matter what she did, or who tried to help her, she kept failing time and time again, and time was not something she had. If she ever intended to save her father from becoming the next king of hell, she had to act fast. She had to find a way to do the impossible and save a demon. After all, every witch knows the hard truth: demons cannot be saved. 

My Review

Demon’s Touch, the second book in the McLean Twins series by Jennifer Loiske spins one a heck of a tale. Even though this book is geared towards young adults I enjoyed every powerful moment reading this clever adventure. The characters are enchanting and gave me plenty of good laughs. Blossom comes in and totally lightens the devilish dark mood. I was so happy to get back into Shannon’s head from the first book, Black Diamond.

This book moves at a fast pace that will have your head spinning. As a reader you enter another world where there are demons and not everything is as it seems and I had no idea what was going to come next. This is a creative story with characters that come to life and feel real with dialog that feels authentic. It rings true and grabbed me and pulled me right in from the first paragraph.

Miss Loiske is a gifted writer and knows her vampires. She gives them authenticity and spirit. There is so much personality to her stories. As much as I enjoyed Black Diamond, I loved this one just as much. This is a great series that I could see being made into a movie or a television series. The plot-lines are unique and the story telling is fresh and believable. 

BLACK DIAMOND (McLean Twins Book 1)

Part One of McLean Twins Series

After her mom’s sudden death, twelve-year-old Shannon McLean has to move from the US to the English countryside to live with her mysterious father, Connor McLean, whom she hasn’t seen since she was a baby. Soon she discovers that he doesn’t want her around and her moving into his huge manor, Greyman Hill, is nothing more to him than a compulsory deal. But if he does not exactly give her a warm welcome, his servant Robert is most likely an incarnation of evil. He runs the house with an iron touch and makes everyone who works there his little puppets. 

Weird things start to happen and the whole place scares the crap out of Shannon. Her dad can control her just by looking at her. The walls are full of secret passages and apparently she has the talent to awaken the ghosts in them. Every day is worse than the day before and she wants badly to run away but discovers it’s impossible. If she wants to stay alive she has to do exactly as her dad says or else she will not only jeopardize her own life but also the lives of the people around her.

While Shannon struggles to find the magic inside her, Connor is slowly turning into a demon. One carelessly spoken word from her could either save or destroy them both. In the end she has to decide whether to save herself and her loved ones, or lose her dad to the darkness and evil that threaten to eat his soul.

My Review

Black Diamond is a story about good VS. evil. It serves a good message and perfect for a young reader who loves mystery, suspense, and magic. This book was one that you could just dive into. The writing was clear and easy to follow. This was a good escape and a compelling read. Even though I am far from being a YA, I really enjoyed the ride.

"She saw the house, and now that she knew its secret it didn't look as scary as it did before. It should have, but it just didn't. Yes, it was a damned house now, but it hadn't always been like that. She allowed herself to admire its beautiful decorations, the marvelous garden and its castle-like towers. She could imagine her parents living there. Happily. Mom was pregnant and Dad was thrilled."


Jennifer Loiske lives in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town at the southwest coast. She is a workaholic Teen/Young Adult author, a lover of dark fantasy, teen movies, chips and candies and warm sunny days. Jennifer is a huge supporter of a charity work and a big part of her royalties goes to charity, too. Mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals.
More about Jennifer: www.roguehouse.net


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