Thursday, 18 February 2016

Grazi Kelly Series by C.D. Gorri

I have thoroughly enjoyed this well-written, fast-paced and gripping story. The detailed descriptions drew me into Grazi's world and didn't let go for the whole series.

There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing, turning the pages and moving straight on to the next book, Each book seamlessly picks up where the previous one left off.

The author did an amazing job of describing both the physical and emotional changes that Grazi goes through as she comes to terms with her new life as a werewolf, as well as dealing with the everyday problems of being a teenager. Grazi is written in such a way that she is easy to like and to root for.

I joined Grazi and the cast of fleshed-out supporting characters as they battled against the dark and dangerous supernatural forces.

At times in book one, I found myself on a par with Grazi as I wanted answers to the same questions as she was asking. Some of which were still unanswered at the end of Wolf Moon, but were answered in a later book.

The slowly developing attraction between Grazi and Ronan is unrushed and, therefore, believable.

I have got to know the characters very well and feel as though I have been beside them on every step of their journey. I am going to miss them and will be waiting (im)patiently for the next installment.

I also like how some of the characters from the Grazi Kelly series also appear in Casting Magic and Charley's Christmas Wolf.

See my reviews for Casting Magic and Charley's Christmas Wolf.

I received an eCopy of Winter Moon from C.D. Gorri in exchange for an honest and unbiased reviw and bought the others.



Wolf Moon Synopsis:

"Hi. My name is Grazi Kelly. There are things I know are true and things that I never would have guessed. First, demons and witches exist and they are evil. Second, the world is up for grabs and the witches are getting their minions ready. Third, I'm a werewolf and it's my job to stop them."

High school sophomore Grazi Kelly leads an ordinary life in the suburbs of New Jersey helping her grandmother with chores and attending Catholic school. Things are pretty good except for her bullying cousin and the rest of the obnoxious cheer team. Then things take a frightening turn when the night of the full moon arrives and the bodies start piling up. Grazi learns that she is different in ways she never expected. She finds herself torn between Sebastian, the school soccer star and Ronan, a foreign exchange student who shares her secret. She must uncover the identity behind the mysterious attacker, but is she ready for the entire truth?




Hunter Moon Synopsis:

"Being a teenage girl is difficult. Being a teenage Werewolf is almost impossible. A few weeks ago I found out that I’m a Werewolf. Yup, that’s right. I tend to get furry around the full moon. Don’t believe me? Well, it only gets more fantastic from here.

You see, I’m bound by an ancient pact my ancestors made to serve with the Hounds of God. They’re like this mega Wolf pack who technically work for the Catholic Church. The Hounds have been fighting an age old battle against covens of Witches who want to claim dominion over the Earth for the Devil.

You heard me correctly. I mean the actual Devil, you know, Lucifer, the Father of Lies. Yup. That’s the one. You see, the Devil, is an actual being. Not some metaphor for evil. He is a fallen angel and his minions take many forms. The Hounds of God fight those minions. We are an ancient order dedicated to protecting humanity.

My father before me was a Hound. He and my mother died fighting this battle when I was about three years old. I keep a picture of them next to my bed.
I don’t remember that much about them, except for this recurring dream I have of my mom. Anyway, I was raised by my maternal grandmother, Nonna Rosa. Her son is my Uncle Vito. He and his family live with us too. Only Nonna knows the truth about me.

Hard to believe? You betcha. I didn’t really buy it either until last night when I got all furry and fangy and ripped the throat out of my high school librarian.

Scary, right? But they aren’t the only things out there. There’s much more that I have yet to learn.
This world is new to me. It is full of dark and dangerous things. And most of them seem to want me dead. I’m scared, I mean, I’m not crazy. But I have to survive. I just have to. To find out what really happened to my parents. And to avenge them."




Rebel Moon Synopsis:

"From school nerd to Werewolf girl. It was quite a change after all. I ran hard for all those changes, all my mixed feelings. I could do little but accept them. They were a part of me now.

There were some things I knew could never change. For example, I was a teenager and would be for the next few years anyway. I was also a Werewolf and as far as I knew that was forever.
Witches had messed with nature and thrown it completely off balance. A demon with an angel’s face wanted me as his bride. And a more powerful demon wanted to escape Hell and rule the Earth.

Nonna was in danger of losing her home to the IRS. Julianna hated me more than ever because for a while Sebby actually liked me. I was lying to my best friend Angela about what I was.
But none of that seemed as important as this one unchangeable fact. I was in love with Ronan..."

Join teenage Werewolf Grazi Kelly as she continues to battle evil in this third installment of her series. Will she get closer to solving the mystery of what happened to her parents? Will she find out what it means to truly be part of a Wolf Pack? Will she find true love? Find out in Rebel Moon.




Winter Moon Synopsis:

"It was difficult to remember the girl I used to be when my Wolf instincts were at the forefront as they were now. I closed my eyes and counted backwards. A little calming technique Cara had told me in one of the rare moments during our training when she was not out for my blood. It was a useful tool. When I opened my eyes I could think more clearly. The footsteps were closer and any second their bearers would break from the stand of trees into the small clearing where I was being held.

I braced myself, but nothing could have prepared me for the sight that came next. Angela’s fiery red hair broke through the tree line followed by a tall mystery guy with dark hair and a limp Wolf in his arms. I knew that Wolf. It was Ronan."

It's St. Lucy's Day and the battle has begun! With her friends by her side, Maria Graziana Kelly has more than enough fire power to fight the Demon minions. But will she be able to reunite with her one true love? Will Grazi find out what it really means to be a Werewolf? Can she save her brother before it's too late? Find out in Winter Moon!




The Author:

Hello!

Here's a little bit of info about myself. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Montclair State University. I attended Catholic school from grades K-12 and am the youngest of six daughters.

I currently live in my home state of New Jersey with my husband, my children, and my dog.

It has always been my dream to be an author and I am proud to say I am currently writing a teen/YA paranormal fiction series. My first YA Paranormal series, the Grazi Kelly Novels are available here. They start with Wolf Moon, Hunter Moon, Rebel Moon, and Winter Moon.

My second YA paranormal series is found exclusively on Amazon. Casting Magic: The Angela Tanner Files #1 is currently #free on KU.

I am happy to announce the launch of my Adult Paranormal series, featuring the Macconwood Pack. Charley's Christmas Wolf is the first in the series!

I am currently working on Keeping Magic: The Angela Tanner Files #2 and Cat's Howl: A Macconwood Pack Novel to be released in 2016.

You can follow me on Twitter @cgor22, Instagram CDGorri, Google+, tumblr, Shelfari, Goodreads, and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/cdgorribooks or visit my website www.cdgorri.com.

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Thank you and happy reading!

del mare alla stella,
C.D. Gorri

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