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I'm Kristal McKerrington. I have been a published author since 2010. I'm currently signed at Gilbert Literacy Agency. I'm signed with several publishers. I work with ReemVision. Even appeared on TMZ a few times. I'm a nationwide author with Marie's World. I have become a worldwide author with many publishers. 

I live in Scotland, I'm a believer in a free Scotland. I love Viking myths and history. I'm a reader in my spare time. I love to read paranormal and romance novels. I am co-creator of the genre wrestling romance with Joe E Legend. I'm a believer in doing a show on wrestling and romance writing together, showcasing my lifestyle compared to Joe's. 

I've written a comedy novel which comes out in 2015 with Firefly & Wisp Publishing. I'm entering new genres with interest. I love a challenge when it comes to my writing. 

I'm good friends with Mohombi who has supported my novel Marie's World going nationwide in the UK and will be released nationwide in the US. We have had support from Sony Music and other big promoters, celebrities. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The Cruel Prince By Holly Black Book Review

Hello All,

This review is a little late as life gets in the way sometimes and that was true for me. Anyway, let's get down to the new release that became a best seller.

The Cruel Prince 

"Lush, dangerous, a dark jewel of a book . . . intoxicating" - Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. 

As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong.

But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . . . 

Enter the dramatic and thrilling world of the Folk of the Air, brimful of magic and romance from New York Times bestselling author Holly Black.


4/5 Stars

What I Expected: A fairy world that was a lot like the one that Melissa Marr created. I was excited to get into the heart of another fairy world and for some reason, I really thought I would love it. I had seen it on booktube a lot. To me, this was going to be an exciting fantasy novel to take my mind off my own life struggles.

What I Got:  A tragic story that was gripping but at times hard to keep myself in the heart of it with the pacing slowing at certain points. I was hoping for more that I can't explain or really say what I wanted just found the book leaving me feeling at times unfulfilled.

Review: What I got was a politically driven book that tackled bullying between mortals and fairy. We see the betrayal between the twin sisters and an older one struggling with not sure which world to be in. The want for the twins new father who is the father of the old sister to accept them. They try to find a place in court and this was something that most teenagers would understand. I love that most of the storyline can be tied back to the struggles most of us face every day. It was a well-written book that I just wished had been more attention-grabbing at points.


Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you again soon,

Kristal McKerrington 

Monday, 19 March 2018

The Dead Ex By Jane Corry Book Review

Dear all,

So we are diving into an arc for NetGallery. This book is due to be released on June 28th of 2018, I hope that my review will help to bring you to a decision whether or not you will be joining me in buying it.



The third TWIST-FILLED novel from the TOP TEN BESTSELLING author of My Husband's Wifeand Blood Sisters.

Vicki's husband Daniel once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress.
So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then the police find evidence suggesting that Daniel is dead. And they think Vicki had something to do with it.
What really happened on the night of Daniel's disappearance?
And how can Vicki prove her innocence, when she's not even sure of it herself?
'A dark, complex and compelling thriller that kept me turning the pages until the end' B A Paris
'Jane Corry is a true master of psychological suspense' Kathryn Croft
'A compelling and deftly plotted thriller, with echoes of Apple Tree Yard, The Dead Ex kept me guessing right until the (shocking) end' Nuala Ellwood
'The perfect summer read!' L J Ross
'Jane Corry hooks us from page one' Jane Holland
'Jane Corry is the new queen of the psychological thriller. Don't miss this' Kate Furnivall

'Fans of psychological thrillers will be hooked after the first page' Closer
'Jane Corry weaves a morally complex, twisty tale' Kate Hamer
'The Dead Ex is compelling, twisty and utterly gripping. I couldn't put it down.' Emma Curtis
'Completely captivating storytelling, fascinating and compelling characters - I loved it' Luana Lewis, author of Don't Stand So Close'
'A rollercoaster of dramatic twistsElizabeth Haynes

5/5 Stars 

What I Expected: A bone chilling, exciting read that would have me on the edge of my seat. A dangerous murder that would make me wonder who done it.

What I Got: Was a multi POV that was hard to follow in the beginning then made sense by the end. It was thrilling, had some areas that were a little hard to read which I suspect was the point. This by past what I heard the author could do.

Review: This book will take you on one hell of an emotional ride. You will not want to put it down and get on with real life. It was the perfect escape as far as I was concerned. This has to be the best wrapped up book that I have read in the suspense, thriller, murder mystery genre in a while. I heard a lot about the author coming in and was scared that she wasn't going to live up to the hype as a lot of readers find. This author out did herself and left me more excited that I have put some of her other books in my basket on Amazon. I just fell in love with the voice that she gave her characters and the small bits that showed off the accents or way people might talk made the book really good to me. I can safely say that its not who you think that is responsable for the actual murder. I can't wait to tell all my family about this book and will be buying copies for them. It was a well earned 5/5 stars.


Thank you or stopping by to see what I thought of this arc. I can't wait to share more of my thoughts on the arcs I get from NetGallery.

Kristal McKerrington 

Thursday, 8 March 2018

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson book 2) Rick Riordan Review

Hello all,

Here is one of my tbr's that I was doing with my partner. I can't wait to dive into this.

Blurb: After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson-a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.

But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia-only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name the Bermuda Triangle.

Now Percy and his friends-Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson-must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family-one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

What I Expected: I tried to not expect anything with this book for I wanted it to move along the characters journey. I hoped to see and learn more about Percy's friends and himself.

What I Got: Far more than I bargained for. We saw more of Luke, a cruise ship of monsters, Grover trying to go it on his own. We even see Percy try to do a year at school. There is just so much more to this book than what I thought there would be.

Review: From the start, to finish Rick had me on the edge of my seat. This is a book I'm going to read to my children. My picky husband even enjoyed this book. I liked how there were so many elements fitting together in this book and nothing from the first one was lost. I loved how the arc of the characters continued to grow and how well versed they had become. How the human world had taken a toll on them and the changes that they hadn't realised they had gone through. This is a must read if you want adventure and puzzles.


Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon,

Kristal McKerrington 

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Christmas Seduction- Sarah Morgan, Cathy Williams and Michelle Celmer Review

Hello all,

I'm so excited to be releasing this great review of a Christmas themed story. Its been a long time since I read one with this theme. I'm so excited let me dive in.

Christmas Seduction 

Exhausted from transforming the penthouse of the hotel where she works into a dazzling winter wonderland, Evie Anderson secretly sleeps over. Woken by an outrageous kiss, Evie feels her body come alive… and her seducer is Rio Zaccarelli, her dangerously
attractive new boss! Their scorching chemistry leads to twelve nights of pleasure…
There’s only one item left on entrepreneur Ryan Sheppard’s Christmas list – something scandalous for his buttoned-up secretary… It seems that disapproving Jamie Powell is the only woman that doesn’t fall at Ryan’s feet. He’s hoping a Christmas trip to the Caribbean will entice Jamie into the skimpiest of bikinis!
She wants a baby. He needs an heir. It seems like the perfect arrangement…until they decide to conceive the old-fashioned way. The plan is that once the baby’s born, they can divorce, share custody and go back to being friends. But things really heat up this Christmas.

Each One is rated separately. 

The Twelve Nights of Christmas - Sarah Morgan 5/5 Stars 
Delish, exciting and exactly the heart-stopping romance that you want to read on Christmas. Its the tale of changing of two people's lives and the hurdles. I finally see what all the fuss is about with this author and she does give a Christmas story that is going to cherish for some time to come. I can't be any happier with this short story than I am. 

His Christmas Acquisition - Cathy Williams - 4/5 Stars 
This is one of those romances that take place in an office and it's hard to ignore the level of wit. The longing and how sometimes we can get trapped in our own thoughts of what we want. Life always has a way to of showing us differently. I loved the wit and the way that the story took us on a journey. I felt this could have been longer and would have done the characters more justice. I think Cathy Williams created something truly special in this Christmas novella and I can't wait to see what else she has done so I can get to know her better. 


This started out so well and hooked me that I was excited to see how this would fall apart. This story felt like a start of a better much detailed, fluffed out book. I was disappointed by it as it progressed and found it to be a platform book to sky rocket more in a series of delights. I just didn't feel like it was flushed out to what it should have been, the characters arc were lacking and I wish there was more there for me to praise but there isn't. I'm sorry this just scrapped a 4 out of 5. 

Thank you for stopping by and there will be more book reviews up shortly. 

Kristal McKerrington 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Dhonielle Clayton's The Belle - Book Review

Hello all, 

So here is the first book from NetGallery that I got the pleasure to review. I wish this had been a better start. 
The Belle By Dhonielle Clayton
'Looking for the next big groundbreaking event in YA? This is it.' Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series

Welcome to the dark decadence of Dhonielle Clayton's sharp tale of beauty, obsession and magic. . . 

In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle's powers can make them beautiful.
Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle - the one chosen by the queen to tend to the royal family.
But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favourite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that her powers may be far greater - and far darker - than she ever imagined.
When the queen asks Camellia to break the rules she lives by to save the ailing princess, she faces an impossible decision: protect herself and the way of the Belles, or risk her own life, and change the world forever.
'Sumptuous and original worldbuilding, heart-pounding plot and gorgeous prose.' Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Season
'A whip-smart writer with grand, grand talents.' Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist

'Breathtakingly beautiful and deeply unsettling.' Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

Star Rating: 3/5

What I Expected:I thought when I was getting into this book more a magical world, more fantasy and danger. I was expecting a thrill that came with some added beauty and happiness. A great romance and something that would make me smile at the end. 

What I Got: What I got was a vein book that contained a great deal of Orlean's myth in it. There was magic, some rushed suspense and hints at two romances. There was a lot of triggers in this book that people must be careful of. There was an edge to what could be a harsh beauty world. 

Review: The book started off great and gripping. I found myself loving the myths about Orleans that she offered in this book. There was so much that you could sink your teeth into it. That was both a great thing and a bad thing. There was a detail, lots of talks to do with food, never view elements. There was a strange take on the rich and poor classes via beauty and how you looked. I found at times it was overly rushed then would be to slow in other parts. The pace just seemed off. The constant beauty focus didn't connect with me, however, I think a lot of people who like that sort of thing would love it. There are large parts of the book where Amber seems to be lacking in the focus of our main character who is meant to be concerned about her best friend. 

There were many times that the writing felt to torn in too many directions. I did like the danger that was offered by doing these sort of beauty treatments. I did think that for most of the book that it lacked a true villain or one that was well defined. I felt there was too many ties to Cinderella that wasn't as well pulled off as I expected. 

This to me didn't feel like a mainstream publishing book more like an Indie or Self Publishing book. I'm sorry I didn't love it more. 


Thank you for stopping by for my NetGallery review and I hope that you will check back for more. 

Kristal McKerrington 

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Six of Crows By Leigh Bardugo Book Review


Lets have some heist fun today. Welcome to all new visitors to the blog. 

Blurb: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price―and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. . . .
A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Praise for the Grishaverse
The Shadow and Bone Trilogy 
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction―if they don't kill each other first.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo returns to the breathtaking world of the Grishaverse in this unforgettable tale about the opportunity―and the adventure―of a lifetime.
Six of Crows is a twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece that thrilled me from the beginning to end.” –New York Times-bestselling author Holly Black
Six of Crows [is] one of those all-too-rare, unputdownable books that keeps your eyes glued to the page and your brain scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen next.” –Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
“There's conflict between morality and amorality and an appetite for sometimes grimace-inducing violence that recalls the Game of Thrones series. But for every bloody exchange there are pages of crackling dialogue and sumptuous description. Bardugo dives deep into this world, with full color and sound. If you're not careful, it'll steal all your time.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“A master of fantasy.” ―The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” ―The Guardian
“The best magic universe since Harry Potter.” ―Bustle
“This is what fantasy is for.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” ―NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” ―Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” ―USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” ―Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” ―Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” ―Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
“This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien.” ―RT Book Reviews
Read all the books in the Grishaverse!
The Six of Crows Duology
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Star Rating: 5/5

What I Expected: I thought I was in for an italian job style heist with a twist. Romance I expected don't ask me why but thought there was going to be lots of that. I also wondered if it would be set somewhere I would recongise. 

What I Got: An exciting adventure, set in fantasy world that reminded me a bit of Asia and Russia mixed together. There was a heist but not the sort I imagined. I love the twists that were in this book. Its more exciting than I thought I was getting. 

Review: From the start your thrown into the Grisha world and the dangers that they face. The dangerous drug Jurda Perm and what it does to these magical people. We are then introduced to the gang world of The Barrell. The Merchants, we learn a lot about Kaz's background along with the other characters. It leads them to breaking Matthias out of jail and taking on his former countries court. The twists along the way made me shout "What the heck!" not good for the train or being next to Ian while he drives. It was exciting and gave me much more than I was expecting. 

This was a pick for the Owl Crate Book club pick of Feb. 


Thank you so much for your time and I hope to hear your thoughts relating to this book. 

Kristal McKerrington 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Pretty Little Liars Book 6 Killer By Sara Shepard Book Review

Hello All,

So I'm slowly making my way through the PLL's book series. I am so happy that I decided to do this. I'm doing more detailed reviews so let me know what you think of these and I will see if I keep doing them or not. I started to do this since I'm now a reviewer on NetGallery.

Please find the review of her book below:

#1 New York Times bestselling series
The sixth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars.
Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. And their bad-girl ways didn't die with her. Hanna's on a mission to corrupt Rosewood's youth, starting with a very attractive sophomore. Aria's snooping into her boyfriend's past. Spencer's stealing—from her family. And pure little Emily's abstaining from abstinence. The girls should be careful, though. There's a new A in town turning up the heat. And this time Rosewood is going to burn.
Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, Killer is the sixth book in New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard’s compelling Pretty Little Liars series. 

Rating: 5 /5 stars. 

What I thought I was getting: I thought I was going to get more insight into who A was and was hoping to see if Caleb was going to appear in this series. I was looking out to see if there was other new characters coming into the storyline that might shed some light on the mysteries surrounding the series.

What I got: More depth to characters like Aria, Spencer for a start. I loved to see them become more individuals with the storyline that Sara had written for them. Emily was a big shock in this book and I like how she continued to grow and surprise me. Hanna became more of a character that could be hated easily. I would have liked to see more of her grow.

What I Liked: The detail that Sara put into this book. The way that A gets money out of Spence, the twists that she managed to put together for Aria as well. It highlights problems that teenagers still face even now. I like how she was able to deepen Emily's character even more and have us questioning what she is going through. That confusion is what every teenager goes through at some point or another. I like how thoughtful she was to each character in turn. No one really fell away to the side of the road.

What I didn't Like: I am sorry but I hated what she did with Hanna. I use to admire this character for who she was and what she became didn't seem to fit in my mind. The rush of her mother leaving, her new situation is something am struggling with. The sudden realisation about the missing pieces was also something that didn't seem to fit well. If Hanna's an air head then make her one if she isn't then please make sure she isn't. I find that she is the one that needs more love and attention in the future. A needs to be able to be back in her life. I didn't like how I was starting to root for A when it came to Hanna.


Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to see if you agree with my thoughts on this book,

Kristal McKerrington