Monday, August 14, 2017

Push and Pull by Emily Cyr

Push and Pull 
Vampire Favors ~ Book #1
by Emily Cyr
Publication Date: April 2, 2015
This book is for 18+
Seven years ago, Addison Fitzpatrick found herself in a bit of a bind. In true Addison-fashion, she'd angered a drug dealer; she may have “forgotten” to pay him. Just when it was time to pay the piper, she was offered a way out by an unlikely being. Cannon Blackwood, master of vampires, made her an offer she couldn't refuse. Now, Addison owes Cannon three favors. Seven years after that fateful meeting, just as Addison’s life is getting back on track, Cannon calls in one of the favors she owes him. There is a new drug that threatens the very existence of the vampire race and Cannon needs Addison, along with his brother Lachlan, who happens to be a professional thief, to steal it and destroy any evidence of it. Not only is the future of the vampires on the line, but with both Cannon and Lachlan vying for her attention, her heart is as well. Addison
has difficult choices to make and dangerous favors to repay if she wants to see the light of another day.

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Not my usual type of read, & I wasn't sure exactly what to expect as I'd read through many varying reviews. My personal opinion is this title is spot on! Sure it is a bit slow going in a few places, but the addictive pull of everything in between keeps those pages flying until there are none left.

This is definitely an adult read & not for the squeamish as we venture into some very unpleasant situations on the main character's journey through drug addiction to dealings with some shady peeps onto more intense scenes of torture & lust. In all honesty I tend to steer clear of books with extremely dark or serious topics (especially ones dealing with abuse) & this book does contain all of the above. However I feel like the author did not go overboard for the most part & I'm glad I gave this book a shot. I believe she did an excellent job bringing to light what I can only imagine such addiction & withdrawal might put one through. Raw emotion mixed with perseverance to not fall back into old habits play a big part of this story, but there is so much more too. With each new character she offers us such variety from some very intimidating vampires to humans with a wide array of supernatural abilities aka pushers to the lowest of low scumbags wishing only to suck the life out of whomever/whatever they can. Then there is Lachlan who I am very glad joined this adventure along with his crew who added some very entertaining moments to Addison's tale. Throughout it all I laughed, I cried, & I begged for more! I will be keeping an eye on more to come from Emily Cyr.

On a side note ... I was impressed with the narrator for the audio book too as she was spot on with these characters & the needed emotion/tone for each situation. It only took me as long as it did to finish because I could listen while working, & when too busy had to continually pause to answer calls. Definitely an enjoyable book to listen to aside from the cringe worthy moments, of course. LOLz

Give and Take
Vampire Favors ~ Book #2
Publication Date: June 1, 2016
This book is for 18+
Addison Fitzpatrick settled her first favor, a cataclysmic repayment that ended with hundreds of Pushers dead. Three months later, she receives a letter from the Vampire who betrayed her trust, asking her to save him. 
The cryptic letter makes one fact perfectly clear – she has to find Lachlan, assuming he’s not already dead. In doing so, she is forced to do the one thing he asked her not to: involve Cannon.
But the search for Lachlan comes with a price. Addison is forced deeper into her debt, just as her life is put in jeopardy when a new danger surfaces. One from her past, stirring up inner demons threatening to take her back to hell.
Now Addison must find a way to kill a supernatural being she’s never even heard of, all while protecting her heart from its love for Lachlan, and its confusing stirrings toward Cannon. It was so much easier to hate the vampires.
Things are not always what they seem in Addison’s world. The fight to save Lachlan will test her strength, her conviction, and her skill as a Pusher. Will she survive unscathed, or will she let the demons win?

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Emily Cyr
Emily Cyr is a stay-at-home mom turned writer. She holds a degree in middle grades education with certification in English and social science. She has always had a love of all things paranormal and fantasy, but it wasn’t until Emily’s husband said the words, “Why not?” that she considered putting her thoughts and ideas into the book, The Lightning Prophecy. This trilogy was just the start for Emily. It seemed to open a creative door that had been locked.
Emily has always been an avid reader. Through reading came her love of writing. The more she read, the more she knew she wanted to create her own world. Many of her first works were fan fiction.
Emily and her family currently reside in San Antonio, Texas. She has an incredibly supportive husband, who is also an officer in the United States Air Force. They have three sons, ages 6, 5, and 15 months. Somehow, even with the demands of being a parent to three little boys, she finds time to escape to her fantasies and write them down.
Currently, Emily has two urban fantasy series out, but stay tuned via her web-site,, for more!

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