Saturday, May 11, 2013

Review: Beyond the Sun by Sandra Bischoff

Beyond the Sun
Dark Order of the Dragon Book # 1
by Sandra Bischoff
Paranormal Romance
Publication Date- April 1, 2013
Bayou Brew Publishing
Fifteen years ago Jared Bonatelli had it all. The youngest son of one of the founding families in the Conservatorship of The Dark Order he lived a life you only thought existed in novels and nightmares. He had just graduated from Oxford University and became engaged to his childhood sweetheart when he lost it all in one violent act. The very next day he found himself shipped off to New Orleans with only the money in his pocket and whatever he could fit in one suitcase. Since that night he has suffered reliving his fiancé’s murder repeatedly in his dreams. It isn't until he finds himself summoned back to New York for an emergency meeting of the Conservatorship that the comfortable world he lives in begins to crumble around him.

Alexandra Toscano has been searching for the one assignment that could catapult her journalistic career. When her editor Gene O’Hanlon drops a manila folder in her lap, Alex is immediately skeptical. At first glance the information he hands her seems like a publicity piece that is till she comes across an article he wrote some fifteen years ago about Vampires murdering a young woman in Central Park. She is ready to laugh it off as a work of fiction until he points out he was an eyewitness to the whole thing. But that wasn’t all. The girl’s boyfriend was a member of a prominent Italian family who vanished the very next day.

Now as Alex begins to dig deeper into Jared’s life she begins to question her own past. Could the answer she seeks be found in the glowing eyes of the one person she is sworn to expose? Or will they both find themselves torn apart by a world Beyond the Sun?


Beyond the Sun Soundtrack
Avalon ~ I Don’t Want to Go
All 4 One ~ I Swear
Bon Jovi ~ She Don’t Know Me
Buckcherry ~ I’m Sorry
The Calling ~ Wherever You Will Go
D.H.T. ~ Listen to Your Heart
Evanescence ~ Bring Me to Life
Evanescence ~ My Immortal
Green Day ~ Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Green Day ~ Wake Me Up When September Ends
Guns N’ Roses ~ November Rain
Incubus ~ Dig
Kelly Clarkson ~ Never Again
Lifehouse ~ You and Me
Lifehouse ~ Hanging By a Moment
Lifehouse ~ Whatever It Takes
Lifehouse ~ Broken
Nickelback ~ Gotta Be Somebody
Nickelback ~ I’d Come For You
Nickelback ~ Never Gonna Be Alone
Nickelback ~ If Today Was Your Last Day
Shinedown ~ Fly From The Inside
Shinedown ~ .45
Shinedown ~ Beyond The Sun
Unwritten Law ~ Seein’ Red
3 Doors Down ~ Here Without You
30 Seconds to Mars ~ A Beautiful Lie
30 Seconds to Mars ~ Capricorn

It has been a long time since I have read an adult book. Young Adult books have had a hold on me but when I first saw the cover of Beyond the Sun I knew I had to break my unofficial break from adult tales and give this book a whirl.
I instantly fell in love with Jared from page one.He was strong, protective, loyal, faithful and he was damaged. That's just the type of book boyfriend I can go for. Okay besides Jared kidnapping my heart with his wounded little soul the story also grabbed me. I never wanted to stop reading. Seriously, who needs to eat?
In paranormal romance novels normally the heroines fall into two categories: TSTL and in need of a ball check. Alex was neither. I was so relieved. Don't get me wrong I did have a few grievances with the chick. One being she was ultimately going to be the one to end up with my book boyfriend. (Yes that is a silly reason to dislike a heroine but don't you dare judge me.) Okay next bone to pick with Alex is, she is a journalist and wasn't chomping at the bit for this story her boss was handing to her. I know journalist, I was one and I would have been loving the idea of this. As silly as I may think it was it has teeth to it, Also her instant biased on a group of people just because the are wealthy was very annoying. Seriously? What if he did the same because she was poor, he'd be a huge jerk but it is okay for her to do it? I just find prejudices annoying.
Besides those small things, the story was wicked solid. I was enthralled. The other characters were also very cool. I was drawn into the secondary characters. I really enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading more from Sandra Bischoff

Cover Whore
The cover really speaks for itself. What can I say besides it is dark, moody and makes you anxious to read the pages. Well done!

About the Author

Sandi Bischoff lives in the historic town of Cornwall, NY with her husband, son and a menagerie of Dragons all of whom have their own distinct personalities. She is a Pharmacist by profession but finally found her true calling in a simple twist of fate. A friend approached her to write for a character in a forum on a popular networking website and over the next five years her passion had found its niche. She then went on to compose a few poems and short stories which she would post on her homepage at the same networking site. Recently one of those poems was chosen to be published in a compilation called Collected Whispers.

Her first manuscript entitled Beyond the Sun was another short story gone wild. It has recently been picked up by Bayou Brew Publishing and was released on April 1st.

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