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My Soul To Keep by Jackie Sonnenberg Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

 

It is a great book. I couldn’t put it down. It was very interesting. There was some great twists and turns. Readers will be drawn into the story right away. Readers who like horror will definitely want to add this to their TBR list. I look forward to reading more of Jackie’s books.

 

 
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Posted by on 06/05/2016 in Reviews

 

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Of Scions and Men by Courtney Sloan Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Of Scions and Men by Courtney Sloan

Curiosity Quills Press

Blurb:

Geopolitical babysitting while arresting preternatural killers, it’s just the daily grind for Scion Rowan Brady. Brash and sarcastic, Rowan has sold her life, her career and her very blood to the controlling paranormal ruling class of America, all to make sure her kid brother can eat. Now she uses her powers as a scion to kick the ass of any preternatural creature idiotic enough to break the rules and prey upon humanity without a license. All it costs her is her freedom and a pint or two per week to her new Master.

But juggling her job and duties becomes even tougher when she is tasked with keeping a contingency of diplomats from Canada from getting gnawed on. However, negotiations for an International Blood Exchange are interrupted when bodies start showing up.

Now Rowan must rely on her talent and wit to defend the society she despises to save the lives she’s sworn to protect. But as she stumbles into the truth, she chances becoming a target of not only these killers, but of her own government. With shifters, ghosts, vampires and psychics all watching her, can she stop the killings before she is silenced?

Release Date: February 22, 2016

Book Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26538150-of-scions-and-men

My Review:

It was a good read. I couldn’t put it down. I like the characters and world that Courtney has created. It has some great twists and turns. Readers will be drawn into the story from the first page. Readers who like Dark Fantasy will want to add this one to their TBR list. I look forward to reading more of Courtney’s books.

 

 
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Posted by on 02/09/2016 in Reviews

 

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Gyre (The Atlas Link #1) by Jessica Gunn Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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GYRE by Jessica Gunn

Curiosity Quills Press

Blurb:

Chelsea didn’t try to teleport. All she wanted was to play the Battle of the Bands show. But after accidentally teleporting onto classified Navy vessel SeaSatellite5, all she’s rocking is the boat. Once it’s sorted out that Chelsea’s not a threat, SeaSat5’s top scientist offers Chelsea a position on the crew as an archaeology intern. Dr. Saint studies people with powers, believing them to be descendants of Atlantean refugees, except Chelsea’s powers are beyond anything on previous record.

While great for everyone else onboard, the miracle of Chelsea is Trevor’s worst nightmare. The same girl who’d given him a brief lifeline to sanity three months ago literally fell from the sky, under a mile of ocean, and onto the very station where he’s employed. Making matters worse, Trevor’s family are Lemurians, Atlantis’s enemy, and Chelsea’s presence is unpredicted—a wrench in an already unstable situation. But Trevor wants no part of his family’s war. The only thing he wants is Chelsea, Atlantean or not.

Days into Chelsea’s sudden appearance, SeaSatellite5 uncovers Atlantean ruins and a massive artifact cache, placing its entire, hundred-man crew in the crosshairs of an ancient war. There are those who want the Atlantean relics inside the ruins destroyed, and only Trevor knows the treasures for what they really are: Link Pieces, tools used by the ancient civilizations for their time-travel war.

With lies and shifting alliances abound, Chelsea and Trevor will have to think fast in order to save the station. If they don’t, the Lemurians will seize the artifacts and Atlantis will be destroyed forever.

Release Date: February 1, 2016

Book Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25651058-gyre

My Review:

I couldn’t put it down. I really like the characters and world that Jessica created. It has some great twists and turns. Readers will be drawn into the story from the very first page. Readers who like time travel novels will want to put this one on their TBR list. I look forward to reading more of Jessica’s books.

 
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Posted by on 02/08/2016 in Reviews

 

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Going Through The Change by Samantha Bryant Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

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Going Through The Change

Date of Release: April 2015

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Description:

Going through “the change” isn’t easy on any woman. Mood swings, hot flashes, hormonal imbalances, and itchy skin are par for the course. But for these four seemingly unrelated women, menopause brought changes none of them had ever anticipated–super-heroic changes.

Helen discovers a spark within that reignites her fire. Jessica finds that her mood is lighter, and so is her body. Patricia always had a tough hide, but now even bullets bounce off her. Linda doesn’t have trouble opening the pickle jar anymore…now that she’s a man.

When events throw the women together, they find out that they have more in common than they knew–one person has touched all their lives. The hunt for answers is on.

My Review:

Samantha is an awesome writer. It’s a great book. I couldn’t put it down. The characters are great. I love the plot. It has some great twists and turns. There are a few fun things as well. Readers will be drawn in from the very first page. It is one that people will enjoy reading. Add it to your TBR list you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more of Samantha’s books.

About The Author:
Samantha is a middle school teacher by day, and novelist by night. She writes speculative and women’s issue fiction with a feminist bent.
Find Samantha Bryant Online:
Website | Twitter | Goodreads

 
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Posted by on 03/31/2015 in Reviews

 

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The Curse Servant by J.P. Sloan Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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The Curse Servant, by J.P. Sloan

Genre: urban-fantasy

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Re-Release­­: February 26, 2015

Cover Artist: Conzpiracy Digital Arts

Find Online: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Description:

The one person standing between Hell… and an innocent girl… is a man without a soul.

A regular life isn’t in the cards for Dorian Lake, but with his charm-crafting business invigorated, and the prospect of a serious relationship within his grasp, life is closer to normal than Dorian could ever expect. In the heat of the Baltimore mayoral campaign, Dorian has managed to balance his arrangements with Deputy Mayor Julian Bright with his search to find his lost soul. Dorian soon learns of a Netherworker, the head of a dangerous West Coast cabal, who might be able to find and return his soul. The price? Just one curse.

Sounds easy… but nothing ever is for Dorian. A dark presence arrives in the city, hell-bent on finding Dorian’s soul first. Innocents are caught in the crossfire, and Dorian finds it harder to keep his commitments to Bright. When the fight gets personal, and the entity hits too close to home, Dorian must rely on those he trusts the least to save the ones he loves. As he tests the limits of his hermetic skills to defeat this new enemy, will Dorian lose his one chance to avoid damnation?

 My Review:

Great book. I couldn’t put it down. I really like the characters and the world that J.P. has created.  There are some great twists and turns that will keep the reader turning the page.  The story draws readers in from the very first page. Readers who love urban-fantasy will want to add this one to their TBR lists. I look forward to reading more of J.P.’s books.
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About The Author:
I am a storyteller, eager to transport the reader to strange yet familiar worlds. My writing is dark, fantastical, at times stretching the limits of the human experience, and other times hinting at the monsters lurking under your bed. I write science fiction, urban fantasy, horror, and several shades in between.
I am a husband and a father, living in the “wine country” of central Maryland. I’m surrounded by grapevines and cows. During the day I commute to Baltimore, and somehow manage to escape each afternoon with only minor scrapes and bruises. I am also a homebrewer and a certified beer judge. My avocations dovetail nicely!
Find J.P. Sloan Online:
Website http://jp-sloan.com/ | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000439460903&fref=ts | Twitter https://twitter.com/J_P_Sloan | Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6569197.J_P_Sloan

 
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Posted by on 03/06/2015 in Reviews

 

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Haunting Suspicions by Kate Richards Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Haunting Suspicions

Author: Kate Richards

Series: Goldland Pride

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Line: Paranormal by Mistake

Heat Level: 4 Flames

As host of the reality TV show Not on My Watch, Alden strong has arrived in Goldland, Nevada to debunk the ghostly activities led by the full-body apparition of the mysterious Indigo Princess.

Orlena Estelle is a member of the Goldland Pack, a cougar shifter, school teacher, and unwilling conspirator in the hauntings. But without the tourists who come every full moon to be spooked and spend money, the town will sink back into poverty and the school will close, sending the children far off on a bus over dangerous roads every day.

Goldland is a town with a lot to hide and Alden is a man who loves to uncover secrets. But a beautiful schoolmarm with an enticing bustle can be a big distraction. As long as he doesn’t have unprotected sex with a shifter during the twenty-four hours before the full moon, there shouldn’t be any problems. But when a step into the past catches them both off guard…well, maybe Orlena should come with a warning label.

My Review:

Great book. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the world that have been created are great. There are some great twists and turns. Readers will be drawn into the story from the very first page. I look forward to reading more of Kate’s books.

 
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Posted by on 02/27/2015 in Reviews

 

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If You Can’t Stand The Heat by Taryn Kincaid Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

If You Can't Stand the Heat

Author: Taryn Kincaid

Series: Singles Title

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Foodie

Line: Give Me A Taste

Heat Level: 4 Flames

Derek Dunne is a Cordon Bleu-trained food critic for the prestigious New York Monitor, whose scathing review of a popular Italian bistro has driven away all but the most loyal neighborhood patrons.

Lucrezia Serafina DiCicco is a clumsy business school drop-out, working as a chef and scrambling to keep her family’s restaurant afloat, after her father develops diabetes and is banned from his kitchen for his own good.

Now, with The Monitor folding, Derek is searching for his next career path and longing to get back to his first love—cooking—while Lu is desperate for an influx of cash to save the struggling restaurant even as her father puts his foot down regarding non-family employees.

Derek and Lu embark on a marriage of inconvenience to save the restaurant. But can Lu ever really trust the man who nearly destroyed her family and once noted her initials spelled “LSD” and her food was like a “bad trip?”

Or will it be their hearts on the chopping block?

My Review:

Very interesting book. I couldn’t put it down. The characters are great. There are some great twists and turns. Readers will keep turning the page once they start reading. I look forward to reading more of Taryn’s books.

 
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Posted by on 02/26/2015 in Reviews

 

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