Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Odium VI

Claire Riley brings us back into the Odium world where everyone is trying to survive while they're kicking ass and forgetting zombie names. I don't know if people stop having names when they become undead, but there's not really enough time to visit that topic when we have Odium related things to discuss.

We're back with Nina, Shooter, Mikey, O'Donnell, and the others that make up this cast of characters we've grown to love over time. And Crazypants.

We rejoin O'Donnell explaining that Mikey is alive and the Savages need to go. It doesn't take long for O'Donnell to work out that she's dealing with THE Nina, but it doesn't matter. O'Donnell wants to make the odds work for her so she can see where things are going with Mikey.

Nina pretty much has to work out if she wants to remember her life with Mikey or work on moving forward with whatever is developing with Shooter.

Ok, that's the smoochy crap out of the way. Let's get back to the zombies.

They're still undead. They're still wandering around causing problems. They don't understand the necessity of giving it a rest for a few days. Hrm. It took less time to catch up on the zombies than aniticipated. Ok, back to the people.

Upon return to base, Nina fills Michael in on what's going on. Michael is ready to take his leave of this place and get back to getting.  So long Michael. You were sort of a pain in the ass at times, but will be interesting to see if you got to where you wanted to go.

Mikey and Drag are working on a way to get out of their current situation. Aife has made it pretty obvious that she doesn't plan on letting anyone go back to what they had been doing before their capture. Still don't know what's happening with Phil, but at this point, we all have our hunches on what happened. Until Claire sees fit to fill in that blank (or not), all we have is our speculation (which is no help for Foxxxy Love, Claire!!!!). Then again, speculation is all Mikey and Drag have too.

Once the Highwaymen and the Rejects decide that they need to reunite and work together, it's understood that the lack in the numbers to really take on the Savages. They set out to get more people, which O'Donnell helps them realize means bringing in the New World Order crew. O'Donnell asks Nina to help convince the NEO crew to come help out. 

Crazypants has a cameo. The fact that they can't get rid of her says that either she's having more moments of sanity or she knows all the good stuff. Not that we would ever see Joan being at that level of devious, but we all have our breaking points.

The Highwaymen, the Rejects, and NEO come together AND that's where I'm going to leave it.

Here's the deal- there's a lot that goes on at this point of the book and it's better that everyone finds out those tidbits on their own.

So Claire strikes again with a great book and an ending that leaves us going "THE NEXT BOOK COMES OUT WHEN?!" 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Exciting News!!

The next chapter in the Odium Saga is coming soon!!!! Here's Dogface to tell you more!

That's right, humans! My human has been hard at work on this book, despite my best efforts at cuteness to distract her.

It sounds like Nina's adventure is going to be very exciting, which not my human says is right here:
This series has been around longer than me and it looks pretty tasty!
But my human won't let me try them. (tell my human to let me try them!)

Here's a picture I like

For more information on my human, click this with your nose: www.clairecriley.com

Here's another picture:
I like pictures!
So add my human's book to your Goodreads shelf and read it when it comes out.

Ok not my human, where's the tummy rub you promised me?

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Accused Dead

So we're back in the world of the Atonement settlement for the next chapter in Rhiannon Frater's new series based around Ilyse.

Ilyse has decided to enter the Bridal Auction to seek a husband, but it goes as well as expected. While she was found innocent, that doesn't seem to matter and she becomes Unclaimed.

Life among the Unclaimed isn't as expected. There are freedoms among the Unclaimed that Ilyse didn't expect and it seems like she'll be able to have some sort of life there.


The people in the settlement aren't willing to give up on their witch.....er...necromancer hunt. Everything comes to a head and Ilyse is forced to choose her future.

And now we wait for Book 3.

Friday, April 20, 2018


Claire is at it again! That's right, instead of telling us what's going on in the world of Nina and Mikey, she's decided to scare the hell out of us!

Blood Claim

What rests beneath the ground is not always asleep…

Mike Cooper has spent his life fruitlessly searching for gold in the great American West. Looking to finally make his fortune, he decides to risk everything and pack up his crew of fellow miners to head for the heart of gold-rich Ghana West Africa, where an opportunity arises that’s too good to ignore.
Leased a plot of land, Mike and his crew feel they’re on the cusp of success. Overrun by greed, they ignore all of the warning signs that something is dangerously wrong with the land they’re mining. And soon they discover that the time-worn ground holds secrets that are best left buried.
For nothing is as it seems in this forgotten world.
Terror lurks in the hearts of men who quickly learn that the stuff of nightmares is all too real and what starts as a new beginning, rapidly becomes a frightening ordeal of horror and bloodshed.
They signed the contract. They staked their claim. And now time is running out for them.
They wanted to find gold, but now they only want to keep their souls.
But the demon is awake, and he’s hungry…

The book will be released on May 4, 2018; so please make sure you have cancelled everything for the 4th and 5th because based on her pic, Claire is clearly up to something with this release!

Naturally, there will be randomness upon release of the book 😊


Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author with almost twenty novels of various genres to her credit.
A lover of all things dark and dirty, she likes to write characters you love to hate but can’t help falling in-love with. She isn’t afraid to challenge herself, or her readers, to step outside of their comfort zones.
She also writes under the pen name of Cee Cee Riley, where she writes in the MC romance and post-apocalyptic romance genres.
Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and three daughters; where she can be found whiling away her days playing board games with her kids, reading, and trying to convince the family dog, Bertie, that he does not belong on the couch.

Author of:

 Odium The Dead Saga Series
Odium Origins Series
Limerence (The Obsession Series)
Out of the Dark Series,
Twisted Magic,
Beautiful Victim

Co-authored books with Madeline Sheehan:

Thicker than Blood,
Beneath Blood & Bone,
& Shut Up & Kiss me,

And by Cee Cee Riley:

The Ride or Die a Devil’s Highwaymen MC Novel Series

Contact Links:

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Unblessed Dead

Imagine for a moment that the dead have taken over the world. The survivors have created a new world in which there is a different way of thinking. Everyone has taken on an extreme puritanical sensibility; which seems to boil down to if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's evil and needs to be dealt with.

Nothing is as it seems though. When it comes to the walking dead, there are people who are able to "deal" with them. Necromancers are able to control the undead, but they are not seen as saviors. Only women are necromancers and it's believed they have aligned themselves with dark magic for their powers. So in most settlements, if you're found to be a necromancer, it's just not a good thing. Short sighted people in power is just not a good thing, kids.

Rhiannon Frater introduces us to Ilyse, a young woman living in Atonement Settlement with her family. Ilyse has spent her life trying to live according to the Lost Texts in order to ensure her Pious Standing. In her community, those who fail to maintain Pious Standing are shunted into Unclaimed status. Ilyse is doing everything possible to avoid Unclaimed status because she is the daughter of a confirmed necromancer. Her older sister escaped the settlement because she felt the people in charge were unenlightened twits.

Is Ilyse a hidden necromancer? Well that's not for me to reveal. My educated guess is Ilyse's journey isn't going to be an easy one, but the world will be greater for knowing her.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Beautiful Victim

Beautiful Victim is the newest release from Claire C. Riley....ok, you know what, I'm going to deviate a little bit. This book is just going to reach out, grab you, and not let you go until page 336. This is not a hyperbole, people!!!! I read this book on a road trip, starting it right as we hit the state line of Ohio. Before we hit Toledo, I had completed the book, and was just blown away.

The book opens with an introduction to Ethan. Not "here's this dude," but more like "hey, check out what you just stepped in to!"

Ethan didn't have the best life growing up, but he had a source of light that he clung to- a neighbor girl named Carrie. Ethan was never certain when he fell in love with her, but felt there was something there from the first time they meant. Except she didn't exactly remember things the way he did.

And there's the first red flag in regards to Carrie. Does Ethan care? Nope, she's his love, his light, and what he thinks makes his whole life bearable.

And Carrie? Well, she is what she is, but she's not the main character, so

In reality, Ethan lives in a small apartment with a red door. He works a job where he really isn't wanted, but he's good at it and reliable, so they put up with him.

One dark and stormy night (you have no idea how long I've been waiting for a chance to use that), Ethan happens to see Carrie. This throws his mind into overdrive. Carrie isn't supposed to be there.

When Ethan makes it home, his mind has gone into super mega overdrive. Is he seeing things? Has his mind finally snapped? He becomes driven to find the answers so everything will make sense again.

You know what happens when cats get curious? Sometimes they don't like the answers they get.

You know what happens when Ethan gets curious? You have to read the book to find out.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Ok fangirls (yes, I said fangirls. happy squeaky noises when you hear something awesome.....you get the idea), Claire C Riley is back and has a new release!!!!

It's not the next Odium chapter, but it sounds like the further adventures of Nina, Mikey, and Crazypants are on the way!

Nope, the new release is called "Beautiful Victim." Claire introduces us to Ethan. Initially, he's living in a place with a damaged red door......something like this, only more scratched up

If you're wondering how the red door came up, then please take a second to check out the first two chapters of the book that Claire released as a giant teaser before the book's release. Just click the link below. I promise it's not the bad kind of click bait 😃

Beautiful Victim

The book officially drops on March 30th, so make sure you add it to your reading list!