There is no greater honor than when someone adores your review so much on their book, they come out of the blue with gifts and another book for review. Last year, when I began my epic journey of reviewing and blogging, I received a book titled, You Look Yummy!(10/29/2015). It was a beautiful story with original artwork that blew me and my Ewoks away. Friday I was gifted, not only with a new book, but a letter of thanks from the Museyon Publisher, but also a calendar with photos of all their books! Never is appreciation so warming!
Oh this book! Filled with improprieties and murder- it made for an exciting read! The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder,, by Rachel McMillan, kept me in the New World, but filled me with old-London styled mystery.
Merinda and Jemima are two young ladies ignoring societies rules. Instead of looking to parties and game nights to meet men to secure their futures, they're flatmates, snooping around murder scenes in search for a murderer. Since they're inspired by the great Sherlock Holmes and Watson, they go through stints in disguises and such to find their man and not always successful at it. Thankfully they have an officer friend, Jasper and a reporter pal by the name of Ray (another extremist to get a story) to help out. Together, they work to solve the murder o an Irish girl in a grand theater.
First off, this woman, R. K. Ryde is one of my bestest IG Friends! She's wonderful, displays an honesty that's felt and her smile is infectious! When you get to know a person, online or not, prior to reading their work, you almost take on an unfair expectation of them as an author. You look for absolute perfection that can easily be blighted by their work. That, thankfully, was not the case with Rhonda's amazing novel, Stella's Awakening!
A painful Past. A forbidden romance. Will she choose love and make the ultimate sacrifice?
For Stella Welsch, buying a home and starting her own business has already pushed the boundaries of her strict upbringing. When she meets the sexy and powerful executive, Conrad Adams, Stella knows he's off limits, but can;t help daydreaming about a forbidden romance. As sparks begin to fly, Stella reveals that the relationship could have her cut off from her family and life she knows...
I found it symbolic to have the blurb in red, considering this is about a woman taking of the 'Forbidden Fruit'. The story is as real as sauciness can get when it comes to coveting. When you see something so often, you feel it's yours - knowing that possession (or the desire of) is like 50% of the crime and still want to go for it... tsk, tsk, tsk... This story is so much more than romance. It truly is filled with a naughtiness that you won't find in your contemporary romance reads with a deep storyline behind it all. Oh, and there's a snake and apple on the cover for a reason.
I have never suffered issues with identity that was more than the norm- what sort of music I like, why my boobs were bigger than my friends, why I hung out with boys instead of wearing make up and designer jeans and heeled shoes... But to change channels on tv without touching the tv or the remote? To connect with an arc of electricity and be permitted to see into my friend's home security system... Those I'm happy I didn't have to deal with!
Unlike an episode of X-Men, James is dealing with some strange occurrences. On top of that, he's realized he's in love with his best friend Paul, who's now disappeared, under unusual circumstances, around the same time James is supposed to go a new school.
Paragon Academy is a special school, but not because James is slow in comprehension It's a school of paranormal study. Under the careful eye of Dr. Albion, James, along with a bit of psychic help will discover why he's channeling the famous African American poet, Montgomery Langston and hopefully return to a life that's normal and refreshing.
Every time I pick up a book, a horror or thriller in particular, I'm looking to walk away from that book a changed person. I'm expecting to be so enthralled, I get depressed upon reaching the final page. I don't have to love the characters, but I need to believe in them. This book, this book left me in a state of shock. I couldn't believe what I'd read and that was cool.
The Damaged, by Simon Law, is about Matthew. Recently released from a mental institution after witnessing the murder of his parents and a child. He is doing his best to adjust to home life and work things out, along with his carer, Tammy. But this relationship takes a turn for something monstrous as Matt decides to make a move into vigilantism... and straight up terror.
This book is a monster. It's so, so... dark! I can honestly say, this Dahmeresque-like tale was too real for me. I had to stop reading for a while because it was too much, like things that could really happen! Get this,... it terrified me- he was NUTS!.
It's rare that I win a book from The Reading Room, but when I don't win an actual book, I'm gifted with ebooks and pdf's. That's cool, I can dig it. Last week, I won two and this is one of them. This Is Not THE END by Jesse Jordan.
So this novel is about James Salley, the antichrist. Yes, the emissary for Satan, I kid you not. He's a sixteen year old kid who wants to just die, but he's set for bigger and better things! He just can't see it...
He's bullied and despised by other kids (they don't realize it's not their faults. It's like his pheromones just bring out the ugly, and he's always being watched by folks that actually turn out to be Roman Catholic Antichrist killers, determined to stop him. Then there's the librarian and others who know and are simply waiting on him to do his thang! lol
I was gifted this scifi, ebook thriller from the author himself, Nathan Wall. I love when authors seek me out. As you can probably tell, I found the cover a sweet view. The colors and HD animation is totally cool; something that would catch my eyes from Amazon's website or a bookshelf.
The summary for Artificial Light, by Nathan Wall says:
Sometimes you risk becoming a villain in order to be the hero.
Since recovering memories and incredible abilities nearly two years ago, an insatiable lust to grow more powerful has consumed Jarrod. Now that urge puts the friends he has left in mortal danger. The only way to protect them is to accept isolation. However, Jarrod has made promises and intends on staying with those he cares for until his pledge is upheld.
The Light of Souls has been disrupted and replaced with a fake. The Assassins, three angels from the fallen Corners living out their penance, are charged with eliminating the perpetrator. When their sights turn to Jarrod, he and all those around him are marked for death.
So first, I have to say that this is book 3 in a series. It's maddening to jump into a series at the end, but when the adventure is free, do you turn it down? I also communicated with the author and he says it can stand alone, but I'm finding that rather difficult. Not that he's lying, but some things are taking place with the main characters that are slightly perplexing for me.
I was thinking this would be an amazing story. I thought it would be a change from the run-of-the-mill zombie novels and I thought I'd love the storyline. On all accounts, I found myself disappointed.
EXIsle is about the world being over-run by zombies. There's a war going on and you're either a Good Guy or a Bad Guy. There are no by-standers and everyone's collateral damage! I found the story unbelievably unbelievable. From the first page where St. George tosses zombies with a flick of the wrist, to him jumping about twenty feet into the air! I was like, "Really? Really..."
This is part of the EX Heroes series, by Peter Clines. This is book number 5 I think and I believe it will be the only one I read. Why do they keep chucking me in the middle or end of something that could be great?! Coming in on a series is just not cool for me and I'm so bummed that they keep coming to me this way, but I take many of them the way I get 'em.
Sadly, I wasn't happy with this one. Not only did it suck but the author even apologizes for rushing the job in the acknowledgements at the end! Say wha? So I may end up handing this book off to a friend. I don't even know if I want to keep it on my shelf. What a bummer...📚
Rating: 👓👓 out of 5 specs
*Artificial Light is next.
**Book provided by Blogging for Books, for an honest review.
For some reason, I keep winding up with books that are part of a series- and I land someplace in the center or end of it all! I really don't like that, but this book was good enough to help me along without feeling too lost.
The story's summary says everything Vero has trained for in the Ether has led to this. In the third and final book of Laurice E. Molinari s Ether series, the young guardian angel Vero is given the quest of locating the Book of Raziel which was lost when Adam was forced to leave the garden of Eden. And not even Raziel himself knows where the book is now. It soon becomes clear, however, that Lucifer is intent on finding the book for his own means.
So I liked this book! It's full of action and the story about guardian angels is amazing! I never imagined angels living with earthly families, like changelings and then leaving. Well in this story, Vero is called out on a quest and pretty much has to beat Satan to it. It's his final test.
This is book three in Laurice E. Molinari's Ether series and full of everything an adventure of celestial proportions for young readers. The story may not be for all kids- maybe even better for YA but it was a great read and I will share it later with my own son, who's 11-years old. Who knows, I may even buy the previous books to learn the entire story.
On to the next book! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*EXisle is next.
**Book provided by BookLookBloggers.com, for an honest review.
Oh boy- Kelm has done it now! The magical realm has new enemies. A large army has arrived at the tail-end of the attack and victory against Damian. And she's no joke. Let me share why I enjoyed The Realmsic Conquest: The Icon of Earth.
Lead by Saraya, a leader who behaves much like the Borg in Star Trek, comes in like a true, wrecking ball, and injures our awesome, King Maebus. But she doesn't just dominate the kingdom; she inherits a devastating problem as well.
Kelm, best friend to King Maebus, made a decision that may cost the realm its existence. Now he and friends must find the Icon of Earth, a special healing candle- and the only item that can win the war. Without it, King Maebus and all they hold dear may be lost! The obstacle: it's rumored to be hidden within the walls of Damian's fortress!
Demethius Jackson is an amazing author. His style of writing and voice is powerful. Reading his work is like reading a Conan the Barbarian tale by Robert E. Howard! It just feels real. This book, as with the first was easy to read and to get caught up in. The story's action-packed, funny, serious and always closes on an even better note!
Check out his website too (click on either his name or the book title above)- it's awesome, like him! So inclosing, if you enjoy the magic and power of what will never be- hopefully, check out Book two in the Realmsic Conquest series. Read The Icon of Earth!
Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*The Dragon's Descent is next.
**eBook provided by author, Demethius Jacison, for an honest review.
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