Tuesday, August 15, 2017

REVENGE FIRES BACK by JR Thompson Book Review

Revenge Fires Back Tour
Revengefiresback5He tries to control his anger,but it gets the best of him.
He makes poor decisions,and quickly discovers
REVENGE FIRES BACK
Brady Clark’s family chooses horrible timing for their first camping trip – a night when a fierce storm leaves them stranded in the woods. Circumstances that leave him running around in the forest wearing, well, let’s just say less than appropriate attire cause him to unleash his anger by physically assaulting his father.
Not yet ready to face the discipline he has coming, Brady makes false allegations against both of his parents. That one foolish move throws the Clarks into a world they know very little about. A world that could possibly prevent them from ever dwelling together again as a family unit.
Can God use these trials to wake this family up to His purpose?
Review -
I don't know that I have every ready anything by JR Thompson -- but believe me, I will make sure to read more of JR's books in the future!!!

"Revenge Fires Back" is definitely a book that should make you realize just how unjust our "justice system" can be. The Clark family went on a camping trip and encountered a major rain storm the first night out. The three young boys and their parents each had their own issues about being out in the rainstorm. Roxanne (the mother) decided she had had enough and was ready to head home. BUT - the a part of a tree had fallen on their van. The next thing you know - you are hearing a blood curdling scream. OK -- I can't tell you anymore without giving away some or all of the story. Just believe me when I say, this is an awesome book and once you start reading, you will want to read to the finish!!!

I highly recommend this book to people of all ages! It is definitely a huge eye opener!
I received a copy for my honest review.

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Christian novelist JR Thompson, and his wife Hannah, are residents of Montana. He
writes fiction and maintains a blog on his website. None of thompson’s writings
contain any foul language.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Brazen Gambit (Arnie & Zellie Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) Book Review

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I raced in to the sight of her sitting placidly on my couch – completely, utterly, stark naked.

Only a small blip in the lives of lifelong best friends Arnie Fischer and Zellie Morgan, who with no license and even less practical experience form a detective agency. Their fervent desire for a nice little “find stuff” business rapidly devolves into perilous encounters with a mysterious buxom blonde client, a dead body, assorted mobsters, a sleazy detective, a sinister fashion designer, a car dealership owner only vaguely clinging to reality, and yes, a naked ex-girlfriend on the couch. And even more dangerous – navigating a burgeoning romantic relationship. No problem.
Of course, saving Zellie from the clutches of very dangerous people might be a little more difficult…
Sue's Review -  I just love when I get to read books by new authors to me. And Eric Small is another AWESOME author!!
Arnie and Zellie have know each other since before high school. Now they decide that they want to become private investigators together. They are hired to find a missing husband. But is he really missing??? Does he really exist??? I don't write spoilers -- so, you just really need to read this to find out what happens. And believe me - once you start reading, you will not want to put the book down until you finish because this book is that interesting!!!

So wondering when the next book of the series is coming out!!!
About the author
Eric Small, a long-time public servant who wrote extensively for work, began writing fiction in retirement. A lover of cozy mysteries himself, the genre perfectly fit into his desire to write something containing humor, romance, mystery and just plain fun. As a longtime reader of cozy mysteries, he found such stories a natural fit for his writing. Brazen Gambit is the first of a planned series of Arnie & Zellie Investigations, set in the environs of Middletown, New Jersey, where Eric was born and raised. He now lives in Florida with his wife of over thirty years.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Salt by Pauline Creeden Book Review


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Salt-FINAL_HighHer kind treats her as less-than-human, but she’s always been so much more.
Mermaid life has never been easy for Verona. Her scars give evidence of her abuse. When her day of reckoning arrives, she is determined to endure exile. According to her father’s experience, exile is better than becoming a land-walker and risking her life among the humans.
However, when she saves the life of a drowning human boy, she inadvertently sets off a chain of events which force her to choose a path: stay with the humans she has become attached to or return home to a life of scorn. A savage hunter draws closer, threatening even the humans. Her only hope is to keep everyone safe until the next full moon, but those around her devise their own plans.

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WOW WOW WOW - Pauline Creeden never ceases to amaze the reader!!!

I will start by saying that although you don't have to read the series in order -- it is good to have read SCALES before reading SALT. Besides, who doesn't want to read a really good book by a really good author!!! SALT starts off with Logan and his grandmother - MAMA WEND -- move back to the little island where they used to live when Logan was young. Upon arriving, he met some kids that he knew when he was 6. They invited him to a party on a boat and as things go - he jumped in the water to retrieve something for his neighbor friend. Then the boat left him there and he started swimming to shore. I don't write spoilers --- BUT, that is where the majority of the fun begins. This book is so good that you will want to continue reading until you reach the end. THEN - you will say how mad you are that the next book in the series doesn't come out until the summer of 2018. (At least that is what I thought!!!)
I received a copy for my honest review, no other compensation was received. 
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

After Love Leaves Book Tour

AfterloveleavesbannerAFTER LOVE LEAVESWhen Brad Sorenson crossed paths with Zoe O’Loughlin at a high school graduation party, the connection was undeniable. He noticed her when no one else did; she inspired him to want more out of life. But it would be years before they’d meet again…and in the most unlikely of places. Brad was looking for a good time online, not love. But Zoe was so sweet, so kind. Everything about her was perfect—until she fell in love with him. Zoe doesn’t know why Brad left her standing in an airport; he won’t return her calls or texts. With her self-esteem and dreams shattered, she can’t imagine ever loving anyone else. A single phone call changes Brad’s life forever. Now he wants just one thing: to make amends with the only woman that’s ever mattered.

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Sue's Review - 
I just love when I find a new author to read books from. And Michelle Alstead is a new author for me to read -- and OMG, I will definitely be reading more books from her in the future!!!

This is truly an unconventional love story -- not the typical type at all. The main characters are Zoe and Brad. They first meet at a high school graduation bash. This was a brief encounter -- but the book takes you on their journey over the years in their lives. When they reunite through an online dating site, OH WAIT - I don't write spoilers, so you will just have to read this for yourself in order to find out what happens. Will it be a happier ever after ending - read it and see!!!

You will find out -- as I did -- that once you start reading this book that you will be hooked until the ending.

Michelle Alstead is a single, divorced mom of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who tries to promote autism Michelleawareness and advocate for gender equality while raising Sheldon Cooper and searching for some semblance of a love life. Michelle has experienced a wide-range of reasons for being dumped by the opposite sex (her favorite reason of all time – “she wasn’t crazy enough and crazy girls are so much fun”). She maintains that she is both Irish and Spanish and can bring the “crazy” just as good as the next woman. This author copes with the difficulties of raising her challenging child and failing at love, by eating copious amounts of chocolate, binge watching Netflix late at night, and writing novels about characters who find happy endings. Every great story has a grain of truth. Truth inspires freedom. Michelle has decided to free herself by acknowledging that life can be ugly, brutal, and wickedly unfair. Her stories aren’t the typical romances or the standard young adult fare. She seeks to be honest in her storytelling rather than playing it safe. Blending in wasn’t much fun anyway.
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Friday, March 17, 2017

The Countess Refuses: Regency Suspense Romance (The Belles of Bath Book 1)

ThecountessrefusescountessrefusesKaty Walters is a USA TODAY Best-Selling Author selling thousands of books and pages read, of her work. Her two Regency Romances series, The Lords of Rhonan and the Lords of Sussex proved hugely popular. She also enjoys writing across the genres, Time Travel, Sci Fi and the paranormal.
After her parents’ fatal carriage accident, Miss Cassandra Whitney is left to raise her siblings alone. As there was no will and very little funds, the small family are thrown into abject  poverty. To Cassandra’s horror, their odious landlord, Baron Scudder, threatens to evict them from the Manse, unless her younger sister Belle moves to the Manor House as his mistress.
As the quarrel rages, Cassandra inherits a title, a castle albeit a ruin and a derelict estate. To her joy, she also inherits a generous allowance of £6,000 per annum. The family are now safe, and Belle is free from the lustful demands of the baron.
Enter a wily dowager duchess who is desperate for her son the renowned rakehell Maximillian,6th Duke of Taunton to wed a suitable heiress. On hearing of Cassandra’s inheritance of a fortune and a castle, she schemes by fair means or foul to manipulate Cassandra into marrying her son, and hence gain complete control of the castle.
Max has no plan to wed, being well satisfied with his single status and his mistresses.  However, on their first meeting, Max, mesmerised with Cassandra’s beauty and character, plans to seduce her, making her his favorite mistress. Cassandra at first rejects the Duke’s ardent advances, but is soon fighting an overwhelming passion for him. The more she resists him, the more her desire rises for this devil-may-care rogue.
Max’s ardour flares into love, as he wishes to own not only her body but her heart. However, marriage is not an option.
Meanwhile, Belle meets an enthralling Marquess who is enchanted with her loveliness and sweet nature.   But, she harbours a secret; one which if revealed could ruin their budding relationship.The lovers are unaware of the vicious plans of the licentious baron who dogs their path.
Can Cassandra outwit the wily dowager? Will she succumb to Max’s passion? Will Belle fall into the baron’s foul clutches?

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About the author:

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My main loves are writing, painting and singing. I began work as a PA but to my joy was spotted by an agent in London and had an exciting career as a singer, meeting and singing with some wonderful people. Singing meant a lot of travelling both in the UK and abroad. At one time, I toured Germany and Turkey singing for the American troops, which was a fantastic experience. But then, my husband and I wanted a family, so I said good-bye to the singing career, although I did the occasional gig. Having children is such a precious time, and I would say to anyone, treasure it, it goes so quickly and before you know it, you’re waving them off to Uni or pursuing their own dreams and their own homes.
I have always had a deep interest in psychology for various reasons, and especially the area of neurosis arising from abuse. Later, I was to study how we could use our body, mind and spirit to relieve pain and overcome some life-threatening diseases. One important thing here is, I always told my patients to continue with medical treatment along with the complementary and spiritual methods, for I believe medical research and medication is also a gift from God, Spirit or the Universe, as each of us wishes to name it.
I have loved writing from a child and during the years of study, research and treating some wonderful people, whom I called my friends, I would write at night, mainly short stories, and reams of poetry. I wanted to learn how to write self-help books for my clients, so I took creative writing courses at university, which led to writing a novel. So self-help novels turned to fiction but even so, I hope the novels help the reader through their own challenges, as the characters experience love, loss, passion, jealousy, illness, joy and conflict, even the threat of death.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Book Review - The University of Corporeal & Ethereal Studies

The University of Corporeal & Ethereal Studies tourCorporealEtherealStudies_FrontCoverPromoPrintAt the University of Corporeal & Ethereal Studies meddling with unknown powers can be dangerous work. Courses in arts and sciences experiment with supernatural forces to solve the mysteries of the universe, but when school projects go awry, the students may discover more than they would like to about the madness of the cosmic 'Beyond'.
Eight interwoven stories follow students whose school work, social lives and inner demons crash together, leading to fantastic and horrible experiences, supernatural powers, and a fuller understanding of the dark depths of their world.
Classes include subjects such as time travel, alchemy, oneironautics , psychedelic transformation, rogue automatons, cosmic ghosts, reality-warping crystals, and more.
Inspired by many authors of science fiction, fantasy and horror, including H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Kurt Vonnegut and Isaac Asimov.
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Wolfgang Edwards was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1987. He has been an aspiring writer since he was a child and intends to keep writing the rest of his life.

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When I was asked to read this book, I looked at the description on Amazon and almost said "I don't know if I want to read this or not ". I haven't really read a lot of steampunk stories and wasn't sure if they would be too my liking or not. Well - guess what -- surprise surprise!!!
The first book in the collection is entitled THE RIGHT HAND. It is a story about a young girl who is working for the university and how she comes across an invention that she helps finish and brings to life. Now, I don't write spoilers -- but OMG, it was nothing like I thought it would be like at all. Put it this way --- once I started reading this story, I could not stop until I finished.
I'm not gonna write a mini review for each of the other stories -- but they are the same in regards to not being able to stop reading them!!!
The stories tie into each other - in one way or another, and making the beginnings of one fantastic story.

I received a copy for my honest review, no other compensation was received.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson

Khloe'sflowershopisabellalouiseanderson_cardsfromkhloes_web1_6 copyAs the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she’s kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all.
Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story.
A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn’t ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor’s guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life?
As each woman’s story develops through flowers and cards sent from Khloe’s shop during the Fall months, they begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.

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