It's good to be on an author's mailing list. I received an email asking if I'd like a free audiobook. You know me- FREE is my middle name! Yup, Alyssa Free Hunt, so I accepted and was given the code to purchase The Closing, by Ken Oder. I haven't read a legal suspense thriller before, ever! I'm not into politics or courtroom cases; I'd always left that for movies and Forensic Files, but when I got the book for free, I figured I could try it out.
I'm so happy I did..
I took a chance on reaching out to this Londoner and won! As per my usual saunter through the titles up for giveaway on Goodreads, I came across a particular book cover. You know I'm a Cover-Lover, taking to them like candy, but when I saw this one, it wasn't the HD imagery that captured me. It was the mystery. I entered the giveaway for Lilif.
So I took another chance and reached out to the author. I mentioned my love for horror and how I thought the book would make an impact with my readers. And he took a chance on me and sent it. I was thrilled beyond belief once the book was actually in my hand, with the Royal Mail tag!
When I found The Enfield Horror, it was just one of the three books that makes this such a cool read. I thought it was just a horror story- but at the end, I found out, for a few bucks more, I could get the entire tale So I did. Ron Ripley is evidently known for throwing shorts together to make trilogies. The trilogy, was about 132-pages long and kept me, all the way till the ending...
Annabelle's Erotic Nightmare: Needs of an Incubus picks up where Book 1, Wants of an Incubus (reviewed 9/22/2015_left off. The battle was over, the heart was crushed and Annabelle knew who and what she was. But it didn't end there.
Not only did the fight for Annabelle's soul not end, there's a freaking conspiracy! These days, fresh souls are hard to come by, so they need to be marked when found. The mark is an indicator... but I can't tell you all that, because then I'd be giving away SPOILERS! And you know I don't do that!
So in book 2, author Ashley Ehlers (formerly used the last name Hill), places Annabelle and Henry in a situation where things are more dangerous than ever and help has to be forced from an unlikely source. The thing is, can Henry deal and stick to his promise to the one he loves?
I was born in the... well, I grew up in the 80's. I wore big hair, neon shoe laces and half-shirts with huge words like "Wake ME UP" across the chest. I also grew up on Star Wars, The Last Straighter, E.T., He-Man, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Atari, Moncheechees, Smurfs, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and so much more! These things are now considered classics (shut up!), but this book takes you back to a lot of it! This book is also, evidently a follow up to Cline's previous novel, Ready Player One, so there was a story before this story.
My first book by Laura McNeill was totally amazing! (Center of Gravity, August 7, 2015 post) The story was carefully crafted and written so well, I flew through it! The same thing can be said for Sister Dear. The multiple storylines are interlaced in such a way, you could do nothing but continually read till the end. There are all forms of betrayal, but when it comes from family...
Sister Dear is an emotional tale of Allie Marshall; a woman convicted of a murder she claims she didn't commit. Ten years lost, a daughter estranged and so many loose ends. All Allie wanted was a clean slate, a relationship with Caroline and to find out who really killed Coach Thomas. But there are several folks who don't want Allie sniffing about, possibly finding the truth.
As I stated before, I loved this book. My only issue with the story was: do people really react to some situations like this? I know I'm no professional, but none of my children have yelled at me! None of them disrespected me like Caroline did her mother and Aunt. And when I'm suspicious about someone, there's no way in heck I'd keep things bottled within me the way they all did... Ugh! I was going crazy throughout this book!
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