Book Review: K-I-S-S-I-N-G, a Short Love Story by Ann Simas

♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 5 out of 5 stars

This is a delightful short story featuring love at first sight (called insta-love by some). As someone who met and knew almost instantly that her husband was the forever-kind, I could relate to the story’s female lead. True, she irritated me a little bit, but as the story wove onward she grew on me more & more. I blew through the story in one sitting and absolutely adored it!

You can grab this tasty bite of love free in Kindle Unlimited HERE.

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Book Review: Turning the Tide (A Quaker Midwife Mystery, Book 3) by Edith Maxwell

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5 stars

This is a delightful little book! Set in 1800’s New England, the main character, Quaker midwife Rose Carroll, is an absolute joy. Although this is book 3 in a series it could easily be read as a stand-alone work. The murder mystery was fairly standard, but what set this story apart was Rose’s ability to gather information and evidence from the town’s women. They trust her, plus Rose’s pragmatic view of the world allows her to evaluate the evidence objectively.

There’s a fair amount of history in the book too, revolving around a presidential election and the suffrage movement. It was clear a lot of research went into the story and it’s appreciated.

**I won a paperback copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway which I then chose to voluntarily review**

This is a brand new release, out 4/8/18. You can check it out HERE on Amazon.

Book Review: Raven’s Flight, A Dragon Romance (From the World of Penny White) by Chrys Cymri

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5 out of 5 stars

Fans of the Penny White series are sure to find this offering from Ms. Cymri to be an absolutely delightful read. Despite playing such a central role in Penny’s adventures, Raven is still something of an enigma. We learn a little bit about his past in the main story (notably his birth and relationship with his mother in Temptation of Dragons as well as a hint about a special human woman in Vexation of Vampires) but Raven’s Flight gives us soooo much more!

Opening with Raven’s birth, we get to experience firsthand his confusion and terror as his mother turns on him. His desperate escape had me chewing my nails, despite already knowing the outcome. Most delightful, for me at least, was watching Raven grow up. His petulance, his (sometimes) selfishness, his awkwardness, his love… they all combine and evolve into the dragon we know and adore.

I really enjoyed staying in the Penny White universe but getting to experience it through another character. Gimme more!

**I received an advance electronic copy of this book from the author which I then chose to voluntarily review**

You can grab this one FREE on Amazon here. You’re welcome!

Book Review: A Life Less Extraordinary (Extraordinary Series Book 2) by Mary Frame

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5 stars

After reading the first book in this trilogy (Anything But Extraordinary) I dove immediately into book two. I couldn’t wait to see how Charlotte fared in her desperate dance, keeping the townsfolk convinced that she was actually a psychic named Ruby.

Another mystery features in this installment, but the mystery takes a backseat to the budding relationship between Charlotte & Jared. That man! He’s wonderful! He’s so close to perfect it’s almost painful. The romance is sweet, with Jared seeming to sense that “Ruby” needs things to go slow. I found myself yelling at my iPad as I read, cursing Charlotte for not coming clean, telling the truth, and letting Jared help her.

The ending snuck up on me before I was ready and, I will warn you, the cliffhanger has me biting my nails in anticipation. Thankfully the entire series is published and you won’t have to wait for satisfaction.

Take this extraordinary journey for yourself HERE, available free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Book Review: Twisted Shorts, Ten Chilling Short Stories by Andrew Lennon

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 out of 5 stars

I’m gonna be honest; this cover totally sucked me in! “Chills & thrills” it promised. When I saw it I nabbed the book and settled in for a couple nights’ worth of scary stories. The problem… not too many chills and thrills. I’d say they were more suspense than horror. Is that a problem? Not necessarily. But I wanted spine tingling tales and didn’t get them.

Aside from that, I was disappointed by this book’s editing. In the first couple stories I found a typo or two, no big deal. But as the book progressed each story seemed to have received less and less editing attention. By the last story I could feel my skin crawling with irritation at the number of errors.

Are the stories solid? Yes. Are they scary? Not to me. It if you’re looking for suspenseful stories you’ll likely enjoy this collection.

You can check them out for yourself in Kindle Unlimited HERE.

Book Review: The Darkness in Faith (Serial Murderess Volume 1) by C.F. Rabbiosi

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4.5 out of 5 stars

“Thoughts of revenge turn the soft orange sunrise into a bloody horizon begging for me to chase it, and I have never felt such incredible lightness.”

Holy cow! What a crazy, wild, bloody ride…. It’s like “Natural Born Killers” met “50 Shades” and they had a psycho baby. I couldn’t put it down.

If you’re not into dark fiction / dark erotica then let me say right up front The Darkness in Faith may not be for you. Now, even if you’re nodding your head and thinking “Yeah, I don’t do the dark stuff,” there’s a chance you’ll still enjoy Faith’s story.

Revenge is a huge theme in this first installment, and Faith has plenty to seek revenge for. Child sexual abuse, human trafficking, forced sexual servitude, debauchery & deviancy play huge roles in Faith’s formative teenage years and lead to the special brand of monster she has become: the rare female serial murderess.

**I received an advance electronic copy of this book from the author which I then chose to voluntarily review**

Want to join in on this wild & crazy ride? Faith is currently available in Kindle Unlimited HERE.

Book a Review: Anything but Extraordinary (Extraordinary Series Book 1) by Mary Frame

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5 stars

What happens when you’re on the run from your con-man (and -woman) parents with your teenage sister in tow and you’ve got to fly below the radar? Holing up in a small Oregon coastal town sounds like a great start, until an act of desperation finds Charlotte roped into playing the part of town psychic “Ruby.”

With a premise like that I knew right away I was going to love this book. As an Oregonian myself, I have to say Ms Frame did a wonderful job capturing the vibe of small-towns across my state: the friendliness, the quirkiness, the feeling that everyone-knows-everyone-else’s-business… For someone as guarded and, frankly, scared as Charlotte this results in something of a desperate dance. Watching her try to maintain her distance as the various inhabitants of Castle Cove worm through her defenses was delightful. The mystery is a sweet one, honest, and the hint of romance brewing between Charlotte and the town’s Sheriff is a welcome distraction. Book 2 here I come!

You can find the series on Amazon HERE, where the first book is currently free!

Book Review: Into the Fire (Inspector Stone Series Book 4) by Alex R. Carver

🔥🔥🔥🔥💥 4.5 out of 5 stars

The fourth installment of the Inspector Stone series shows our stalwart detective doing what he does best: following clues and arresting the bad guys. This time, however, Nate has so many kettles on the stove I’ve no idea how he manages to keep everything straight! Out of the frying pan… (wink wink)

Truly, one of the most enjoyable facets of the Inspector Stone series is watching Nate and his fellow officers as they slog through the minutiae, weaving the strings of their case (or, as in this book, cases) into a full tapestry. Nate is still struggling with depression after losing his wife & kids, not to mention some possible guilt about his friendship (is that all it is?) with reporter Louisa Orchard. Managing all that while still overseeing his unit and a series of baffling cases is an act of Herculean effort and something most can relate to; if not those exact circumstances then at least the feeling engendered by them. And that’s what keeps bringing me back to Inspector Stone. Alex Carver has given us an every man, imperfect but trying his best, and damn if you don’t want to root for that!

Into the Fire ebook is now available for pre-order HERE, releases 4/3/18.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Oath Breaker (Legend of the Gods Book 1) by Aaron Hodges

Oath Breaker

Legend of the Gods Book 1
by Aaron Hodges
Genre: Epic Fantasy
 

A century since the departure of the Gods, the Three Nations are now united beneath the Tsar. Magic has been outlawed, its power too dangerous to remain unchecked. All Magickers must surrender themselves to the crown, or face imprisonment and death.

Alana’s mundane life has just been torn apart by the emergence of her brother’s magic. Now they must leave behind everything they’ve ever known and flee – before the Tsar’s Stalkers pick up their trail. Tasked with hunting down renegade Magickers, the merciless hunters will stop at nothing to bring them before the Tsar’s judgement.

As the noose closes around Alana and her brother, disgraced hero Devon finds himself at odds with the law when he picks a fight with the wrong man. The former warrior has set aside his weapons, but now, caught between the renegades and the Stalkers, he is forced to pick a side – the empire, or the innocent.

Grab this all new epic fantasy novel by NYTimes Bestselling Author Aaron Hodges

 

Aaron Hodges was born in 1989 in the small town of Whakatane, New Zealand. He studied for five years at the University of Auckland, completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Geography, and a Masters of Environmental Engineering. After working as an environmental consultant for two years, he grew tired of office work and decided to quit his job and see the world. Two years later, his travels have taken him through South East Asia, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Today, his adventures continue…

 
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