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#BooksFromTheBacklog – Dark Promise by Julia Crane & Talia Jager @juliacrane2 @TaliaJager

Dark Promise - Julia Crane, Talia Jager

 

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, swing by Carole’s Random Life in Books.

Today I am sharing one that has been hanging around in Documents on my Kindle for a very long time, Dark Promise, Between Worlds Book I by Julia Crane & Talie Jager. Why? They tend to get lost through all the one clicking I used to do. I still have trouble controlling myself, but I am trying to be choosier. There isn’t enough time to read them all.

 

Published 7.28.12 by Valknut Press, LLC

 

Dark Promise was free when I created this post, but be sure and check for the ‘0’

There is more than one cover and I am curious which you like more. They are both gorgeous in their own right and I cannot choose my favorite. How about you?

 

Dark Promise (Between Worlds, #1)

Amazon / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Rylie is special. Her mother gave her up when she was a baby to keep her safe, but now her birthday is approaching and there is nowhere to hide.

 

I was quickly intrigued…faeries…I haven’t read a lot of them. Once she met Kallan I became hooked. Even though there is a triangle, it doesn’t bother me, the guys are two separate beings and that just adds to my curiosity…which will she choose…and why.

 

My only problem, I was just getting hot and heavy into the book and it ended. I need more.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars

 

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One Sentence Review – Broken Doll by Zoe Blake @ZBlakeBooks

Broken Doll - Zoe Blake

The cover for Broken Doll by Zoe Blake hooked me…and I do like my stories dark.

 

Cover by Dark City Designs.

 

Broken Doll (Broken Doll #1)

Amazon / Goodreads

 

MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

I do like my stories dark, the darker the better and Broken Doll is raw, intense, graphic sex, abuse…or..is it, when it is only a doll…a sex doll…WHOA…do not know what I was expecting, but this wickedly weird short story was not in and I do want more.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos3 Stars
 
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Archeological Artifacts – Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day @Alyssa_Day

Atlantis Unleashed (Warriors of Poseidon) - Alyssa Day

Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day is the third story in the Warriors of Poseiden series and all I can say is…this is the best one yet!

Atlantis Unleashed (Warriors of Poseidon,  #3)

Amazon / Audiobook / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

The first chapter covers the end of Book II, Atlantis Awakening, so you could begin the series here, but you would have missed so much of the goodness, I recommend beginning with Book I, Atlantis Rising.

 

Ever since Keely had touched the wooden fish placed around her neck, she could see him…her blue haired warrior.

 

Who is she…the face Lord Justice keeps seeing?

 

I am lovin’ these fabulous love stories filled with magic and wonder. Each set of characters are unique in their own way, with secrets to be revealed. I love the feistiness of the female protagonists and their male warriors can TRY to control them all they want.

 

It was so funny when Brennan met Tiernan. Laughing through some very funny situations. I do like to enjoy my danger and torment.

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Books From The Backlog – Gem Stone by Dale Mayer @DaleMayer

Gem Stone: A Gemma Stone Mystery - Dale Mayer

 

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

 

If you would like to join in, swing by Carole’s Random Life in Books.

 

I can’t remember how I got Gem Stone by Dale Mayer, but it was published October 12, 2012, and, after reading it, I wonder why I waited so long to read it.

 

Gem Stone

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MY REVIEW

 

Uh Oh. Gemma Stone is in the wrong place at the wrong time and taking photos, no less. From juvie to a halfway home…

 

But…they messed with the wrong kids when they messed with Gem and her friends.

I love this motley group and their loyalty to each other. One for all and all for one. These kids took me o n one wild ride right to the very end.

 

Love the environmental angle slipped in and the photography.

 

The suspense is different from what I expected, in an awesome way.

 

The writing riveting and captivated me beginning to end.

 

The characters are fabulous and I love how the ‘family’ came together.

 

Touchy subject…foster children.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Gem Stone by Dale Mayer.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos5 Stars

 

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Monday Mini – The Competition by Marcia Clark @thatmarciaclark

The Competition - Marcia Clark

I would like to thank Marcia Clark, NetGalley and Mulholland Books to have the opportunity to read and review The Competition, the fourth book in the Rachel Knight series.

 

The Competition (Rachel Knight, #4)

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MY REVIEW

 

I am really eager to begin to read this one because I am hoping to find out the answers to a past that has haunted her.

 

I can empathize with her ability to keep from letting the occasional curse word escape. LOL I can relate to her being cold all the time and dressing for warmth. I do too. I crave 80 degrees.

 

These characters have grown on me in a big way. This is my fourth book in the series and I have enjoyed watching Marcia Clark’s writing grow and develop. This is the best one yet.

 

The Competition deals with a sensitive subject…school shootings.

 

It took me a while to figure out the last villain standing and even more what would be the villains fate. It was so obvious in hindsight, but isn’t that always the way it always is?

 

Marcia Clark does a fantastic job misdirecting me.

 

I still have questions about Lilah and Romy, so I guess there must be another story to come.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Competition by Marcia Clark.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars

 

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MY MARCIA CLARK REVIEWS

 

 

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Monday Mini – Guilt By Degrees by Marcia Clark @thatmarciaclark

Guilt by Degrees - Marcia Clark

I was lucky to get four books in the Rachel Knight series by Marcia Clark from NetGalley and Mulholland Books. I downloaded Guilt By Degrees on 6.29.14.

 

Amazon / Audiobook / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

The preview for Guilt By Degrees by Marcia Clark made me sit up and take notice, wanting to read more.

 

I remember short pants…floods. Do you? Made me smile. Nice touch, Marcia.

I love that Rachel has to finish every book she begins…regardless…

 

The romance is slow burning and I think she takes as many cold showers as he does. LOL She hold her secrets close to her vest, sharing with no one, not even her BFFs.

Step by step, danger hovering. The writing for the Rachel Knight series keeps getting better and the suspense more intense.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars

 

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MY MARCIA CLARK REVIEWS

 

 

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An Unlikely Hero – Pigeon Blood by B A Braxton #BABraxton

Pigeon Blood (Detective Rein Connery, #1) - B.A. Braxton

 

Pigeon Blood (Detective Rein Connery #1)

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MY REVIEW

 

Homeless in Detroit, Blair witnesses a murder. A couple of my favorite things…takes place in a location I am familiar with, seeing I am a Michigander, and dead bodies.

Even though Dr Blair Vaughn’s memories are faulty due to alcoholism, he launches his own investigation into Cynthia’s murder because he feels the police are not doing enough.

 

I love a flawed hero. He has those who knew him when who try to help him through tough times. Can he find his way back? Will his investigation into the murder be his redemption?

 

He learns what’s valuable in life through an alcoholic haze and I loved being there for his journey. This is the first book in the Detective Rein Connery series and I see good things coming in future books.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Pigeon Blood by B A Braxton.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Do The Dead Talk? For My Brother by John C Dalglish @JohnCDalglish

For My Brother (Jason Strong Detective #3) - John C. Dalglish

For My Brother by John C Dalglish is one of those books that has hung around on my Kindle, lost in all the one clicks.

 

Cover Art: Beverly Dalglish

 

For My Brother (Jason Strong, Detective, #3)

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John Dalglish’s short but intense novella, For My Brother, reads like a criminal minds episode and it is up to you to figure out if Donnie is sane or not as he plots his mission in this exciting thriller that may keep you thinking long after the story has been read…what would you do to avenge your brother’s senseless death?

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars

 

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MY JOHN C DALGLISH REVIEWS

 

Where’s My Son?

 

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Monday Mini – Hiding in Sunshine by John & Caitlin Stuart

Hiding in Sunshine - John  Stuart, Caitlin Stuart

Hiding in Sunshine by John & Caitlin Start is a great title and I do love the simple cover. I would like to thank NetGalley and Authorhouse for the opportunity to read and review Hiding in Sunshine. I downloaded this way back on 1.16.13.

 

Hiding in Sunshine

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MY REVIEW

 

Gavin had become wealthy from his inventions, so the kid was given only the best. He will need that wealth, because his family is in danger, targeted by the Enterprise, a Serbian criminal outfit. Why? Who will protect them?

 

I can only try to imagine the fear of being hunted, on your own. But, he and his friends are tech savvy, so I think the Serbs may regret messing with the wrong people. Bruce is a very interesting characters.

 

“The boundary between reality and nightmare had evaporated.”

 

I think I know what’s coming and I can hardly wait to find out. A terrifying look into a world in crises. Could this happen today? I love when a book gets my mind rolling, filled with what ifs…

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Hiding in Sunshine by John & Caitlin Stuart.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars

 

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A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis @mulhollandbooks @KatiaLief

A Map of the Dark - Karen Ellis

Woo Hoo. A big shout out and thank you to NetGalley and Mulholland Books for the chance to read A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis/Katia Lief.

 

A Map of the Dark (The Searchers #1)

Amazon / Audiobook / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Loved it!

 

Flawed characters, teenagers, kidnapping, murder, serial killer, life and death, cancer.

I loved the characters, searching for answers, struggling with life.

 

Glad Dark is in the title, because it’s not only the villain that hides in the dark.

 

I am so happy this is a series because I want a whole lot more of it.

 

Elsa, her new partner and friend, Lex…and his brother, David. she doesn’t have much of a personal life, doesn’t strive to have one, discourages those who try to get close, until Lex who manages to earn her trust.

 

Deep, dark secrets.

 

So glad I have the next story ready and waiting…and I will begin NOW.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars
 

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Monday Mini – Sketcher in the Rye by Sharon Pape @sbpape

Sketcher in the Rye (Portrait of Crime Mystery #4) - Sharon Pape

Catchy title for Sketcher in the Rye by Sharon Pape and I do love the cover. I would like to thank NetGalley and Penguin for the opportunity to read and review Sketcher in the Rye by Sharon Pape. I downloaded this back on 11.7.13

 

Sketcher in the Rye (Portrait of Crime Mystery, #4)

Amazon / Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Sketcher in the Rye and Sharon Pape had me cracking up from the getgo. I don’t know what I expected, but it’s delivering so much more.

 

Rory is quite the character, but Zeke steals the show. They do make quite the investigating team.

 

We switch back and forth from the present to the past as we examine Zeke’s life. A heartbroken hobo has a large personality and is good for lots of laughs.

 

Fun story, humorously written, with fabulous quirky characters to love.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Sketcher in the Rye by Sharon Pape.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars
 

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Seeking Beta readers for two short stories.

Reblogged from Themis-Athena's Garden of Books:
I'm not a SF reader, but I'm reblogging for those who might be interested. As always, all comments and questions on the original post, please.

 

 

Seeking Beta readers for two short stories fro The Beta-Earth Chronicles

 

One is "A Day in the Death of the Magic Mabel" with a Word Count of 10196. Set 40 years in the future on our planet, it's set on a doomed cruise ship with a horrible fear-inducing chemical compound hidden somewhere on board. Can Mary Carpenter find it in time?

 

The other is "The Alien That Never Was" with a Word Count of 10772. It's set on Beta-Earth during the Alman Civil War with a distinctly WWII flavor. Can sexy special operatives of the Kirippean resistance fool the forces of the power-hungry Lunta?

 

If interested in an Advanced reader copy PDF, or Word file, of either of these yarns, reply to me here or email me at spywise@verizon.net.

 

Thanks in advance--

WB

Poseiden’s Warriors and Vampires – Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day @Alyssa_Day

Atlantis Awakening - Alyssa Day

Alyssa Day writes some fantastic stories. After reading the first book in the series (see my review link below), Atlantis Rising, I had to have more…so here’s Atlantis Awakening.

 

Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, #2)

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MY REVIEW

 

Poseiden’s finest against vampires…I’d like to see that, but I’ll settle for reading about it.

Ven is second in line to the throne, but he doesn’t want it. He is happy being head of the Warrior Academy.

 

Erin Connor is a witch and knew she was in trouble when she came face to face with Ven. I think we all know where this is going, but I am looking forward to a slip sliding ride to Atlantis.

 

Ven quickly knew he would stop at nothing to protect her from those who pursue her.

 

The romance is otherwordly instalove, easy for me to accept in a novel where it is to be expected…which I will leave to you to find out why.

 

Atlantean, Elven, Vampires, Shapshifters, Witches…you never know who your friends are.

 

The world and characters are familiar, at least some of them, and I love learning more about them. Danger is always near and that creates suspense and curiosity for me.

Though the storyline is familiar and easy to figure out, I do like surprised lovers, magical love and battles between good and evil.

 

The romance is steamy and for adults only.

 

Even though Atlantis Awakening tells Ven and Erin’s story, it leaves us in a pickle with the overall storyline. I recommend reading in order to get the full impact.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars

 

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MY ALYSSA DAY REVIEWS

 

Atlantis Rising

 

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Monday Mini – Seal Team Six: Hunt The Fox by Don Mann & Ralph Pezullo

SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Fox - Don Mann, Ralph Pezzullo

Seals make for some intriging and action packed reading, so I was happy to get a copy of Seal Team Six: Hunt The Fox by Donn Mann & Ralph Pezullo from NetGalley and Mulholland Books. I downloaded Hunt The Fox on 4.6.15.

 

SEAL Team Six Book 5: Hunt the Fox

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MY REVIEW

 

I wonder the same thing as Jared, wondering about our motivation for our interactions with other countries…is it all about what they have that benefits us? Crocker felt it best not to question it so he could do his job as leader of Black Cell.

Seal Team Six has all I expected from a Seal and his ‘friends.’ Action packed. Suspenseful. Makes me ponder the sacrifices and danger real soldiers face so we are free.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Seal Team Six: Hunt The Fox by Don Mann & Ralph Pezullo.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars
 

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Coming Soon – Shades of Justice by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold

Shades of Justice (Detective Madison Knight series #9) - Carolyn Arnold

George Arnold has created another fabulous cover.

 

Shades of Justice (Detective Madison Knight series Book 9)

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MY REVIEW

 

Carolyn Arnold does an excellent job of presenting the case, piece by piece, putting aside preconceived notions and privilege to the moneyed.

 

I love stories with strong women and Madison is not only strong, but confident. Push and she pushes back. She always gets her man and the journey to finding him is one I love to read.

 

She does have some trust issues, so it’s a good thing that Troy is a man with patience to spare.

 

A naked woman is found dead in her home, with a man not her husband. There are plenty of suspects and mystery. Carolyn doesn’t give anything away, so I read on.

Carolyn Arnold is one of those authors whose characters keep on giving and make me eager to visit with them every chance I get.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Shades of Justice by Carolyn Arnold.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos4 Stars
 

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MY REVIEWS FOR CAROLYN ARNOLD

 

 

 

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Are Changlings Real? Little Darlings by Melanie Golding @mk_golding

Little Darlings - Melanie Golding

 

I would like to thank the publisher, Crooked Lane Books, for the opportunity to read Little Darlings by Melanie Golding.

 

Soon to be a major motion picture.

Publisher:  Crooked Lane Books

Cover:  Melanie sun

 

Little Darlings

Amazon  /  Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

I was immediately hooked by the introduction. I’m not only curious, I am horrified by what she is about to do. Now I need to know why

 

Lauren Tranter had just delivered twins and as she held Morgan, she wondered why she didn’t feel the overwhelming love she had heard so much about. She was filled with doubts, but don’t all new mothers feel that way?

 

DS Harper saw the 911 call. Even though it had been cleared, something niggled at the back of her mind. She couldn’t let it go. She went to the hospital to check on Lauren Tranter, even though she was ordered to let it go. Her spidey senses were tingling and she had learned to listen to them. She had no desire to move up in the system, so she would walk that fine line and buck the system when she felt she must.

 

Was Lauren seeing things, hallucinating? The filthy muddy fish smell still lingered in her hospital room. And the cut on her hand? Where did that come from? Did she do it to herself?

 

I am trying to figure out where we are heading. What is really going on? Melanie Golding does a great job of keeping the mystery hidden. The story moves at a steady pace and I keep getting more anxious with each chapter read. I love the mounting tension and anticipation.

 

Little Darlings is a riveting tale of psychological thrills and chills and it may leave you, like me, wondering…Is it all in her mind? Are the folk tales of changlings true? You decide.

 

This is Melanie Golding’s debut novel and I only see good books coming from her in the future. Keep on writing, Melanie, and I’ll keep on reading.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Little Darlings by Melanie Golding.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Sherry has read 80 books toward her goal of 200 books.
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