~Fantastic Review from Emerald Book Reviews~

I don’t know how I could have missed sharing on here this gem of a review on Goodreads but somehow I did!

I’m so happy to share it with everyone. I only wish that I had shared it sooner. Somehow, I don’t know how it took so long, but I have a feeling it involves Toddler Mommy brain. That, folks, is a scarier thing than it sounds like!

Thank you so much Nicole!!

You can find Nicole’s page Emerald Book Reviews on Facebook by clicking here today!

 (update: I did some research because I knew I had to have seen the review in some way and if it went anything like it just did for me with my toddler expressing quite clearly how he wanted my seat in front of my laptop and got so upset, it brought him to tears, then I know exactly how I could have missed the step of sharing it on my blog. I did share it on The Crooked Halos Series Facebook page the very day I was told the review had posted, phew. My son came down with a nasty cold right around that time frame and then even nastier stomach bug for over a week and my blog and Facebook page updating took a bit of a break while I nursed him back to health. My apologies it’s late being shared on my blog but I’m definitely happy I’m sharing it now! )

Nicole McCurdy’s Reviews > Even Halos Can Be Crooked

Even Halos Can Be Crooked by L.M. Schukraft

Even Halos Can Be Crooked
by L.M. Schukraft (Goodreads Author)

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Nicole McCurdy‘s review

Mar 30, 2017
really liked it
read count: 1

 

❤ Reviewed by Nicole at Emerald Book Reviews ❤

This book was such a quirky, eccentric, madcap adventure-fantasy and to be perfectly honest those are my absolute favourite kind of books, the stories you cannot predict and the characters that don’t excactly fit a cookie-cutter mold of how a heroine or hero should think or act. The heroine in Even Halos Can be Crooked, Murie Autumn Topaz, was one of the most unique I’ve come across in a long time and I am an avid reader. Her inner monologue-although at times disjointed and scattered- is hilarious throughout, especially when her thoughts are side tracked and she goes off on a tangent of comical proportions. She is a heroine, however that a reader will either like or loathe, but I absolutely loved her. Whimsical and funny, smart and dedicated, Murie stole the show for me, followed closely by our mysterious sweetheart hero Castle (fabulous name!)

‘Castles feathers were just as soft as I remembered them. They felt like I was hugging a cloud. I sniffed in his wonderful scent, snuggled in deeper to the feathers and sleep claimed me quickly. I slept peacefully for the rest of the night.’

Even Halos Can Be Crooked is a fast-paced, take no prisoners, whirl wind adventure featuring a great cast of characters, both main and supporting. It’s fascinating and so easy to get sucked in and swept away by it all. The writing sometimes didn’t flow as well as I would have enjoyed, but it didn’t necessarily detract from the story as a whole. If you like fantasy adventure and a strong but neurotic heroine and a bit of a magical hero, then definitely take a chance on this book today.

New 5 star Review – Why haven’t you read Even Halos Can Be Crooked yet?

Desmin here: I’ve hijacked the blog for a hot hopping Hades minute to share this fantastic review and ask why haven’t you read the book yet? I’m in it! That’s should be reason enough to check out Even Halos Can Be Crooked. I’m a cute, adorable, talking stuffed toy dragon that fly’s and spits fire.

Go ahead, get a copy, and find out what a great story this is!

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, July 2, 2017
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This review is from: Even Halos Can Be Crooked (Kindle Edition)
An absolutely amazing story with such an inventive storyline and amazingly thought out characters. Definitely worth picking up

Sassy Southern Book Blog Review

(copied from Amazon.com Even Halos Can Be Crooked reviews page)
Customer Review

3.0 out of 5 stars and an oddly adorable Devil’s Spawn minion named Desmin, March 6, 2017
This review is from: Even Halos Can Be Crooked (Kindle Edition)
The premise of “Halos” fits right in with a traditional paranormal plotline. After a near-death accident (attempted murder), Autumn is returned to Earth from Limbo to help balance the scales in her soul, by finding and protecting the soul who was the actual target of the murder attempt. In the process she stumbles into a battle with sirens, demons, and devils for all the souls on Earth. With the help of some hot as heck angels, and an oddly adorable Devil’s Spawn minion named Desmin, she navigates her new reality while trying to follow the rules and yet still have a little fun.

Typically books of this nature, are serious and intense. This book tried to infuse a tremendous amount of humor, and tongue-in-cheek phrasing. The intent appears to be to take a deep and intense topic, and have a little fun with it. Unfortunately, I found it to be a little juvenile in the approach. Autumn is in her late 20’s to early 30’s, but when you read her words, she sounds more like a high school girl with all the naivety and hyper-exuberance a teenage girl might have. It made her character’s ability to succeed in this endeavor much less believable. Add in our adorable Desminn with his wit and teenage boy sounding humor, and it was just difficult to take them seriously. The saving grace here was the character of her guardian angel Castle. He tended to be the more serious of the group, allowing you to believe they COULD actually succeed.

Even though the blurb for this book said it was the first in a series, I wasn’t expecting the cliffhanger to be as big as it was. So much was left unresolved and unanswered. I would have expected some resolution to pieces of the story, while setting up for the next book in the series. You weren’t just left hanging, it was as if you were pushed off that proverbial cliff.

If you like your paranormal mysteries on the lighthearted side, then “Halos” is a good fit for you. If you prefer a more serious approach, then probably not.

Goodreads Giveaway Contest!!

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Starting today – February 18th, 2017 – and running until February 25th, 2017, you can enter for a chance to win your very own copy of Even Halos Can Be Crooked by L. M. Schukraft!

What do you need to do to enter this amazingly awesome contest? Just check out the information below!! Click on “Enter Giveaway” and that should take you right where you need to be to join this contest! Good luck everyone and check back often for more updates and giveaways!

Even Halos Can Be Crooked by L.M. Schukraft
Even Halos Can Be Crooked
by L.M. Schukraft (Goodreads Author)

Release date: Feb 07, 2017
Hello All!I am a brand new indie author. I’m also brand new to Goodreads. As a new author, I’m on a quest to find readers for my novel Even Halos Can Be Crooked. I’d love some reviews too!!


My novel is a Paranormal Romance that has been suggested if people like watching the TV series Supernatural, they might like reading my book.
I love my characters. I started reading it again when I got my print proof just a few days ago and have laughed a couple of times out loud in just the first 6 chapters. It’s a fast, light read and I think people would enjoy it if they gave it a chance :)The deadline for this contest is February 25th, 2017. Let’s have some fun reading something new and helping this author out!!

Giveaway ends in: 7 days and 16:57:39

Availability: 1 copy available

Giveaway dates: Feb 18 – Feb 25, 2017

Countries available: US

Format: Print Book

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Event: Podcast Live Release Date for Desmin’s First Assignment March 03, 2017 6 pm CST

Desmin’s First Assignment, a flash story in The Crooked Halo series,  is scheduled to go live on the March 3rd podcast of 600 Second Saga, episodes go live at 6pm CST/ 7pm EST.

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Even Halos Can Be Crooked

Even Halos Can Be Crooked

A Paranormal Mystery Romance by: L. M. Schukraft

The first book in the The Crooked Halo series coming soon!

       I’m Autumn. I’m having an interesting couple of days you could say. See, I almost died and was sent back from Limbo because I haven’t built up enough good Karma. I know. It sounds far out there but imagine if you were living it?

 

I don’t have to because I already am.

   book-1-crooked-halo-front-cover-only   Now I’m seeing halos everywhere. I even have one and it’s crooked! Can you believe that? My halo is crooked!

  Apparently my soul is imbalanced and is now in a power struggle between Heaven and Hell. I’ve been given the chance to straighten out my halo, so if and when I do die, I can go to Heaven. They’ve given me a sexy guardian angel to help protect my soul. He’s yummy, smells like cookies, and is smoking hot eye candy that tempts my body. If I’m not careful, he may just tempt my heart.

       Along with my golden-eyed Angel, I’ve been assigned a wise-cracking Devils Spawn Minion, Desmin, to help me complete my task set by the Heavens themselves. Follow me on this wild adventure as I battle creatures spawned from the depths of Hell and unravel a mystery bigger than any of us could have imagined.