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Psychological Horror – Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge @mjarlidge

By M. J. Arlidge Eeny Meeny: Di Helen Grace 1 [Paperback] - M.J. Arlidge

The cover and title for Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge made this an easy reading choice for me. It gave me a feeling of danger and kept me reading to the end.

 

Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace, #1)

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MY REVIEW

 

The cover and title for Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge made this an easy reading choice for me. It gave me a feeling of danger and kept me reading to the end. It’s his debut novel…and it’s a good one.

 

Adult Reading. S&M, bondage.

 

Hitchhiking, I think not. It will be very hazardous to someone’s health.

 

Sam and Amy had been taken and Amy wondered if she was capable of doing what was necessary to survive.

 

The psychological horror for Amy starts on the very first page. Will it destroy her?

 

Helen was born to be a cop. She is a badass with a flawed, yet soft heart, dedicated to her job.

 

With a sadist serial killer, Eeny Meeny reads like a Criminal Minds episode.

 

Some characters are flawed, but for me, that makes them more interesting. What is normal?

 

Others are innocent, yet doomed. Who and why? Have I met the killer?

 

Mystery and betrayal. Confrontation and choice? Love and sacrifice.

 

Someone was playing a devious and cruel game.

 

It took me a while to figure out the connection.

 

Be careful. The author is not afraid to kill off anyone if it suits his purpose. I love dark and evil, with mystery and suspense to die for, and we have plenty of it here.

 

I will be on the lookout for the next story in the Detective Inspector Helen Grace series.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Women Scorned – Room For Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman @NancyColeSilve1

Room For Doubt (A Carol Childs Mystery) (Volume 4) - Nancy Cole Silverman

I was excited to be approved through NetGalley for Room For Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman.

 

My thanks go out to Henery Press and Nancy Cole Silverman.

 

Room For Doubt (The Carol Childs Mysteries, #4)

 

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MY REVIEW

 

Room For Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman spoke to me. I love vengeful women who turn into vigilantes to give those who abuse the ultimate punishment.

 

Carol Childs, a radio reporter, is called to a hanging at the Hollywood sign. It is ruled a suicide but she doesn’t believe it. Neither does a dogged PI who seeks her out. He has some questions of his own and sticks to her like glue.

 

She blows him off and I got my first laugh when he called into her radio show. I do like humor with my mystery and murder. Because of him, she backs into her new radio show becoming a success right out of the gate.

 

Mustang Sally calls into the show. She claims she is part of a group of female assassins called the Butterflies and their goal is to protect women from the men who prey on them. Could it be true or is she just a quack?

 

Carol finds out that Sally is talking too much, making herself a target, and there are those that want her secrets kept secret.

 

Carol uses Chase to set up her own plan for Mustang Sally, though she holds him at arms length. The romance is not the story, but I can see an attraction that could develop into more. He is very persistent…and patient. Flawed, but in my book still a good catch. I quickly grew into like with him.

I love vigilante justice, even though it can become skewed. All too often what starts out as a ‘good’ thing can turn bad, but it is easy to understand their motivation.

 

Room For Doubt is not quite what I thought it would be. It seems more along the lines of a cozy mystery, than the dark and disturbing thriller I expected. All in all, it is an interesting story and one I would recommend.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Room For Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  3 Stars

 

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Giveaway – Detective Madison Knight Series by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold @GoddessFish

In the Line of Duty (Detective Madison Knight) - Carolyn Arnold

 

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Because In The Line of Duty is front and center, I chose to review it first, but I do plan on continuing with the rest of the series.

 

MY REVIEW

 

In The Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold may not be the action packed, in your face suspense and danger that I love so much, but I do enjoy learning about the step by step procedures of a murder investigation, especially when it is one of their own…and the impact it has on the characters personal lives.

 

Carolyn Arnold has done her research, including the impact the media has on an investigation. I, too, think they dwell too much on the bad, never telling the whole story.

 

Madison is a detective with the Stiles Police Department and Troy, her boyfriend, is a member of their SWAT team. Their relationship takes a direct hit. Both of them were friends of the murdered officer, but Troy had grown up with him, been his best man and was the godfather of his children.

 

Troy’s nickname for Madison is Bulldog. She is tenacious, aggressive and determined, sometimes forgetting to eat and sleep. She’s like the energizer bunny, she doesn’t stop. Just the type of person you would want working your case, if you had one.

 

It takes a real knack to figure out who’s lying, who’s telling the truth, getting the information they need from uncooperative suspects and witnesses and Madison is like a dog with a bone, her mind putting the puzzle together, piece by piece.

 

I think their situation could actually be a benefit to their relationship if they could let the old baggage go, knock down some walls, and use the knowledge of the nature of the beast, their work, to overcome some of the bumps in the road sure to come their way.

 

Imagine if you were the other half and not a police officer…their late nights, not knowing where they are and what they are doing, and the danger, never knowing if the car they pull over will have a criminal that will blow them away rather than be taken.

 

I became invested in the characters, even the most peripheral, because they all had their place in the story. Some were good, some were bad, but they all have a ring of truth to them. The police kept their cool, when they could have gunned down the suspects and got away with it. The bad guys did what bad guys do, lie and muddle the investigation.

 

I do like some humor with my danger and Carolyn Arnold supplied it. Madison and her partner Terry are quite a team and I look forward to more adventures with them

 

In The Line Of Duty by Carolyn Arnold rings of truth and realism, the slow and steady investigation into the murder of one of their own. I loved following each thread of the mystery, unraveling it a strand at a time, veering this way and that, eliminating one thread only to find another.

 

I only figured it out right before she told and I LOVE IT! Carolyn Arnold had to break it down for me. That is so rare, that I can only bow down and say I’m not worthy.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of In The Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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One Sentence Review – Hearing Voices by Axel Cruise #AxelCruise

Hearing Voices: An Isaac Blaze Thriller - Axel Cruise

I won a signed copy of Hearing Voices by Axel Cruise.

 

Love the cover, vigilantes and all the thrills and chills.

 

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Hearing Voices: An Isaac Blaze Thriller

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

I love Isaac Blaze, a take no prisoner, do the right thing kind of guy, in this action packed, thrills and chills, vigilante tale that takes us worldwide to cleanse the world of those who feel it was created as their very own toybox.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

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“You’re a dead man,” he yelled.
“That’s great. Now answer the question.”
                                            – Isaac Blaze

 

Isaac Blaze.

 

A quick wit, zero allegiances, and every major government agency after him. He’s also got two voices in his head. Neither of which is particularly helpful. Or care to be.

 

But at least he’s never been caught.

 

Hell, he’s barely even come close.

 

So when finally a SWAT team does actually manage to take him in – and with such ease at that – they probably should’ve been asking themselves: why?

Too bad they didn’t.

 

A lot of people got killed.

 

(Only for fans of Deadpool, Jack Reacher, Derrick Storm, Jason Bourne, Ben Hope, Harry Bosch, Gabe Quin, Lee Child, The Punisher, Elmore Leonard, Wolverine, and Richard Castle.)

 

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Giveaway & Review – Children of the Fifth Sun by Gareth Worthington @DrGWorthington @partnersincr1me

Children of the Fifth Sun - Gareth Worthington

Children of the Fifth Sun

by Gareth Worthington

on Tour July 24 – Sept 25, 2017

 

Children of the Fifth Sun

 

Book Details

Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller | “Science Faction” science fiction, action, adventure with fact-based science, theories and mythology

Published by: Vesuvian Books

Publication Date: July 25th 2017

Number of Pages: 407

ISBN: 9781944109400

 

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MY REVIEW

 

WOW. Blew me away.

 

Children of the Fifth Sun was not what I was expecting. It was SO much more.

 

Evolution. Where do we come from?

 

A deadly virus.

 

Intelligent non human life form.

 

Kelly is a handful, with his flippant comments and sarcasm, but he had become Freya’s handful and someone I would want at my side in times of trouble. At least you know where he stands and that you can always count on him.

 

Amazing. I could not predict the ending, but I loved it.

 

So….strap yourself in, because this will be an action packed wild ride that takes you round the world in a nail biting, white knuckled, engrossing story.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Children of the Fifth Sun by Gareth Worthington.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 5 Stars

 

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Giveaway & Review – The Dark Mermaid by Christine L Barr @ninjadustpub @XpressoReads

The Dark Mermaid (Cursed Water) (Volume 1) - Christina L Barr

 

The Dark Mermaid
Christina L. Barr
Publication date: September 5th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

 

MY REVIEW

 

I like mean, vicious mers, but I also like the ones that fall in love with humans. Here, we have both, and because of the title I am curious where Christina L Barr will take me.

 

The Bermuda Triangle and Atlantis. Splash…in a dark way.

 

Her father has six girls, but has chosen her to train as a warrior. She has no idea what his real motivation is. Her father had declared war on all humans. When they attacked the ship and she met her first human, her life was changed forever.

 

Would her father kill her for saving one?

 

Her fathers order…kill him before she turned seventeen or he would kill them both.

 

We meet the Sea Witch, where she learns more about her heritage than she ever learned from her father. And Napa. He is an interesting character, a shapeshifter and I wonder what part he will play.

 

Halfway in and I’m liking it. I am looking forward to what will become of Luna…Ian, her father, her family, and, of course, the Sea Witch. Will she find true love? Will the mers and humans go to war? What side will Luna be on? Who will she have at her side? So many questions.

 

The action is amping up. It’s getting exciting and I can’t help but smile at the turn the story takes. It is not like other mermaid stories. A pooling of all the other mer tales I have read, with a dash of something extra on the side. 

 

The battle between dark and light, good and evil…I am very suspicious, untrusting, some would say paranoid. I believe nothing is at it seems, and I am waiting for the lies, the betrayal.

 

Some parts were lacking detail and I would have liked them fleshed out, developed and drawn out, so I could enjoy them more. They felt a little rushed, glossed over. I wanted  the story to unfold in full detail, slowly, and this would be a WOW. Or maybe it’s just me and I wanted more. (?)

 

Still, The Dark Mermaid by Christina L Barr is one that stands out from the crowd.

The end…and it does end…was great.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Dark Mermaid by Christina L Barr.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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One Sentence Review for Dark Waters by Chris Goff @christinegoff

Dark Waters: A Raisa Jordan Thriller - Chris Goff

Dark Waters: A Raisa Jordan Thriller by Chris Goff is a wonderful debut novel that deals with conspiracy and terrorism in the middle east.

 

I won Dark Waters and the next in the Raisa Jordan Thriller series, Red Sky.

Thanks to Peg B and Chris Goff.

 

Dark Waters: A Raisa Jordan Thriller

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

Bullets fly, while a very ill young girl and her father witness two murders in an exchange gone wrong, drawing in two fierce women warriors who must band together in a battle against time in this fascinating novel of conspiracy, murder, politics, hidden agendas and terrorism that smacks of reality.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Let’s Take A Magical Trip – A Dragon’s Tale: The Prophecy by Mark Boyd #MarkBoyd

A Dragon's Tale - The Prophecy - Book 1 (A Dragons Tale) - Mark Boyd

I was caught at a glance…The Prophecy, book I of A Dragon’s Tale trilogy, by Mark Boyd.

 

Book II is out and Book III is in progress.

 

Cover Designs by Laura Allen Bold

 

The Prophecy (A Dragon's Tale, #1)

 

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MY REVIEW

 

Adult

 

A fresh, original, and fabulous story about one of my favorite supernatural creatures, The Dragon.

 

Go out for a fish dinner – dragonstyle.

 

How many fish does it take to fill a dragon?

 

Always time for a little humor.

 

We begin with action and I am hooked. The couples story captured my full attention as they struggled to understand the prophecy.

 

Prince Leandro…she saved him, and he is the only human who had developed such feelings of love for Faeries.

 

They met and fell in love, but don’t get too comfortable.

 

Mark Boyd a shapeshifting dragon love story to a new level and to write this as a man surprised me most of all. He creates an antagonist who is so filled with greed and the need for power that he will stoop to the lowest levels of humanity to get what he wants. He does add a layer to the story that I didn’t see coming and it smacks of magical science fiction.

 

The character development and world building took me deep into the fantasy. Once I almost felt like I was flying with the majestic dragons, banking, diving, shooting up the face of the mountain for play and training. Think Avatar.

 

Vampires, trolls, werehounds, sirens, shapeshifting dragon, healer. An awesome collection of supernaturals.  Magic visions, graphic and gruesome deaths.

 

Bliss and sorrow. Good and evil.

 

Even though it starts out with a storyline that is predictable, Mark Boyd adds plenty of fresh, original twists that kept me enthralled as I wondered what will come next. Give me more, please.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free Arc of The Prophecy by Mark Boyd.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

 

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One Sentence Review for Red Sky by Chris Goff @christinegoff

Red Sky: A Raisa Jordan Thriller - Chris Goff

Red Sky: A Raisa Jordan Thriller by Chris Goff is a novel that deals with conspiracy and terrorism in Russia and China.

 

I won Red Sky Book II in the Raisa Jordan Thriller series, and Chris Goff’s debut novel, Dark Waters. You can see my review for Dark Waters, Book I, HERE.

 

Thanks to Peg B and Chris Goff.

 

Red Sky (Raisa Jordan Thriller #2)

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

The Russians and Chinese are willing to take down a plane to stop the delivery of an envelope and Raisa must handle this delicately to avoid a Cold War…but she carries a big stick and knows how to use it in this frightening, intriguing, action packed spy thriller filled with danger and betrayal at every turn.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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When People’s Republic Flight 91 crashes in northeastern Ukraine with a U.S. diplomatic agent onboard, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service Agent Raisa Jordan is sent to investigate. The agent was escorting a prisoner home from Guangzhou, China, along with sensitive documents, and it quickly becomes apparent that the plane was intentionally downed. Was it to silence the two Americans onboard?

 

To avoid a diplomatic incident, Jordan must discover what the Americans knew that was worth killing hundreds to cover up. With Russia deeply entangled in the Ukraine and the possibility that China could be hiding reasons to bring down its own plane, tensions are high.

 

As international relations and even more lives hang in the balance, Jordan races to stop a new Cold War. Red Sky, Chris Goff’s pulse-pounding follow-up to Dark Waters, is yet another white-knuckle joyride for fans of Gayle Lynds.

 

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Welcome to Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis #MaryEllis

Sunset in Old Savannah (Secrets of the South Mysteries) - Mary Ellis

Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis is the fourth book in the Secrets of the South Mystery series.

 

I have been with the characters from the beginning, and it is good to be back.

All I need to do is look at the cover and I am there.

 

Sunset in Old Savannah (Secrets of the South Mysteries #4)

 

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MY REVIEW

 

A convoluted mystery with lots of suspects that kept me guessing.

 

It’s so nice to be back with familiar faces and off on another adventure with the team. This series can stand alone but to really get to know the main characters and all the supporting ones best, this light, fun, sorta cozy type of read is well worth reading from the beginning.

 

I start with a smile on my face at the fun writing about Beth.

 

She’s quite the character. She is my favorite. I love her brash, snarky, sarcastic wit that puts poor Mike, who’s madly in love with her, through the wringer. She manages to find herself in uncomfortable situations, and she’s looking for a reason to get out of town..

 

I can’t help but laugh at Beth’s antics…even as she puts her life in danger to get to the bottom the mystery.

 

Old friends, new friends, a mystery solved and another mystery on the horizon. From Natchez and Pensacola, to Savannah, Beth always gets her man.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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In Savannah, Everyone Has Something to Hide

 

When socialite Evelyn Doyle hires investigative partners and best friends Michael Preston and Elizabeth Kirby to do some routine surveillance on her wayward husband, the detective duo find themselves embroiled in a mystery with more suspects than there are shells on Tybee Island.

 

Evelyn’s husband turns up dead, leaving her as the police chief’s prime target. The investigation reveals a hodgepodge of potential murderers, including a scheming business partner, a resentful mistress, and a ne’er-do-well brother. It’s up to Mike and Beth to follow the trail of secrets that reaches further than the branches of the moss-draped oaks of Savannah.

 

As word of the case gets around town, business is booming for Price Investigations. When Mike and Beth hire Kaitlyn Webb, Savannah’s newest transplant, their workload eases, but will the ghosts of her past threaten everyone’s safety before a killer can be put behind bars? And can Mike and Beth find love as their friendship and faith are put to the test?

 

ABOUT MARY ELLIS

Mary Ellis

 

 

Mary Ellis has written twelve award-winning novels set in the Amish community and several historical romances set during the Civil War. Her latest, Midnight on the Mississippi, first of a new mystery series, Secrets of the South, is set in New Orleans. Before “retiring” to write full-time, Mary taught school and worked as a sales rep for Hershey Chocolate, a job with amazingly sweet fringe benefits. Mary enjoys traveling, gardening, bicycling and swimming, and lives in Ohio with her husband, dog and cat. She can be found on the web at: www.maryellis.net or
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Giveaway – Minds Eye by Skyler Dean #SkylerDean #RoanePublishing

Mind's Eye - Skyler Dean
 
 
Mind’s Eye
A Romantic Suspense Novel
By Skyler Dean
Release Date: August 28, 2017
 
Keywords: paranormal, psychic, New York City, Wiccan, astral projection, murder
 

MY REVIEW

 

I love suspense and thrills, then add a bit of the supernatural, and I am super excited. Skyler Dean did not let me down.

 

Cassandra is a character that immediately won me over. Her dream came to life on the front page of the paper and brought death front and center. But she’s in denial. How could she know?

 

Now, they are leaking into her waking life. Afraid to sleep, unable to stay awake. No one to help. Until…Detective Derek Ward, and he isn’t buying her story of being in the park, in the middle of the night, wearing her pajamas, looking for a lost earring and then she just happens to come across a dead girl. He knows she didn’t commit the murder, but he also knows she’s hiding something and he just can’t let it go. He’s like a dog with a bone.

 

There is a slow burning romance. Derek does know the meaning of no, and doesn’t get all pissy about it. Just more determined to win her over at her own pace.

 

He must be an amazing kisser, because “he had officially fried her brain” after laying one on her. I laughed out loud.

 

When she saw HIM, she never saw his face, but she knew he was the killer. Could he sense her? Did he know she was watching? I wasn’t sure one way of the other for a while.

 

Skyler Dean has created a feeling of danger, an ominous darkness laying in wait for Cassandra. I know something has to happen, something worse than her visions, and we know, Derek will be there to ride in on his white horse and save her.

 

Two of my favorite genres, the supernatural and suspense, are brought together in a smashing success. My expectations were twisted and just when I thought I knew it all, it went in another direction. I love when I don’t know it all, don’t you? Highly recommend.

 

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of Mind’s Eye by Skyler Dean.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

 

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She Is On The Hunt – Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff @AlexSokoloff

Huntress Moon - Alexandra Sokoloff

Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff is a thriller of my favorite kind. I love serial killers, but Alexandra takes me to an even better place. We have a female serial killer.

 

The beautiful cover makes me feel a sense of danger and I can hardly wait to get on the road.

 

Cover:  Braun Haus Media, LLC  /  Photo:  Lilkar

 

 

Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, #1)

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MY REVIEW

 

I am salivating at the thought of diving into Huntress Moon, a thriller with a female serial killer. I love to read about serial killers, but a female one is very rare. I am ready to be wowed.

 

FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke’s spidey senses were tingling. Is it intuition, a cop’s experience honed to pick up subtle vibes, or something more?

 

He was meeting an undercover agent when he saw her. She stood out…reeked of danger…and as the pieces come together, he is hot on her trail.

 

Roarke could’ve run the division, but he preferred the autonomy of choosing his own cases, running his own investigations. His work is his life.

 

Life comes full circle for Roarke and I see why he is drawn to her. I am drawn to her.

 

She is damaged, in a way that makes me want ‘normal’ for her. But it can’t be. Is she a good killer? A bad killer? Is there such a thing as a good one? Does she save lives even as she takes them? I am ambivalent, seesawing back and forth…

 

My feelings are all over the place. I am not a black and white, good and bad type of person. I feel a lot of life is filled with gray areas. But, I do have lines that define right and wrong. My big problem is…I love the villain.

 

The creative approach that Alexandra Sokoloff took with the storyline had this playing out in my mind like a movie script. I was continually amazed at the killers boldness and ability to hide in plain sight. But…we know that can’t go on forever.

 

I worry for the father and the boy. How callous and cruel is she? How far will she go?

 

The feeling of doom hangs over me, I fear for their lives. After all, she is a serial killer and will do whatever is necessary to get away.

 

I love a great villain but what happens when the villain is the victim? Of course aren’t all criminals victims, or they wouldn’t be so damaged to begin with. Their past does not excuse their present. I can’t see how this will end in a way I want, because I’m rooting for her.

 

How long can she go on? When will Roarke catch her, because we know he has to…

I never guessed it. I love it and I hate it! I must have more.

 

AND…you will need the next book.

 

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I Did It – Review for Enchanter by Becca Campbell @beccajcampbell

Enchanter (Flawed) (Volume 4) - Becca J. Campbell, Steven Novak

Enchanter is Book Four of the Flawed Series by Becca Campbell.

 

I have enjoyed the series, and seeing it now comes in a boxed set, I highly recommend grabbing it.

 

Cover: Steven Novak

 

Enchanter (Flawed, #4)

 

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MY REVIEW

 

I am jumping up and down because I actually finished the series. It is rare for me to continue on, finishing series that I start, and I am so glad I did. The first book was still my favorite, but watching Jade and her friends grow and develop throughout the stories has been a journey I would not want to miss.

 

I  have been loving this paranormal romance thriller since I began reading it with Empath by Becca Campbell. Because this is book four, I will keep my review short and sweet.

 

This group of young adults has all the usual angst, with some powers, uncontrolled and misused, thrown in.

 

Jade has always been secretive. How could she tell ‘normals’ about her powers? Powers she isn’t able to control. Her friends are with her, but are they in danger because of her?

 

Chloe could calm her down and is her go to person.

 

Violet had been in a coma, but now she is awake…and so is something else.

 

I wondered how it would end and I hoped for an epilogue. Becca Campbell does not disappoint.

 

This supernatural saga walks a convoluted, twisting, roller coaster of a ride of love, hate, friendship, and sacrifice as the group of young adults struggle to do the right thing, growing and developing through this action packed and dangerous journey.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Enchanter by Becca Campbell.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Violet can make anyone obey her. And she wants revenge.

 

After a series of abductions, Jade just wants to enjoy life with her boyfriend, Logan. But her empathic flaw has morphed into something even worse. Now her emotions are affecting everyone nearby, making her a dangerous force. Jade’s volatile emotions and Logan’s super-strength make a deadly mix.

 

Meanwhile, Violet, a woman from Logan’s past, has turned from infatuated colleague to jealous stalker. After recovering from an injury, she develops the power to control minds. Now Violet is finally able to get anything—and anyone—she wants.

And Violet wants Logan.

 

While Jade is dealing with her escaping emotions, she meets fellow English major Graham. He is the only one who knows what Violet is truly capable of. Jade enlists his help in trying to save Logan from Violet’s clutches. But can they stop Violet before she puts them under her spell?

 

This fourth and final installment in the Flawed series once again pulls together a crew of friends with unique abilities. This time they must face the fury of a vengeful enchantress. If you enjoy thrilling suspense with supernatural powers, download this

book today.

 

ABOUT BECCA J CAMPBELL

 

Becca J. Campbell

 

Becca writes New Adult (college age) fiction that’s typically Urban Fantasy but often ranges anywhere from Science Fiction to Thrillers. Her writing typically involves a bit of the fantastical with an emphasis on relationships. She is addicted to thinking up cool, super-human abilities and the tragic downsides that go along with them.

 

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Egypt Adventure – Review for The Calling by Kathryn Meyer Griffith @KathrynG64

The Calling - Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a prolific author that is on my must read list.

 

I hope you enjoy your trip to Egypt, but watch out for sandstorms and haunts.

 

Cover by Dawn Dominque

 

The Calling

 

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MY REVIEW

 

Egypt, time travel, ghosts, and mystery…sounds like a winner to me. And I love Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s ability to tell a story that draws me in, keeping me lost in the story she tells. She infuses her stories with the music she loves so much and I think it adds a special touch of realism.

 

Nefertiti watched as everything she loved fell.

 

Faye, her hubby, Nick, the bar, her band and her friends…she is happy.

 

As Faye cleans the bar, bathed in sweat, SHE came to her…again.

 

Faye knew she shared her body with a ghost, she felt the Egyptian link. She has even seen a glimpse of her in the mirror. Who is she? Why is she haunting her? What does she want?

 

Everything changed when the thug walked into the bar.

 

She is Ankhesenaton, a queen of Egypt. She wants justice. She came to Faye, when Faye died…and Faye came back…different.

 

“It’s going to be quite an adventure isn’t it?” Nick states the obvious. Gotta love the guy and I know I’m ready to be whisked away to Egypt and the mystery they must solve. They talk about the information and history discovered in the Egyptian’s garbage and it makes me wonder what ours will tell in the future.

 

Good magic and bad magic both want her.

 

In Egypt, in the desert, they are open to danger from bedouins, hallucinations, and bad magic. The danger and suspense mount.

 

Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s writing brings to life the sandstorm, the haunts. I can picture blowing sands, almost feel the stinging grit, getting in every exposed nook and cranny, can almost feel the dead reaching out trying to halt their progress.

 

I love myths and legends of Nefertiti and Egyptian lore. I can almost see the palace falling, and the senseless slaughter of the people. Echoes of the past filter into the present and it’s shock and awe for Nick. I love that he gets a taste of his wife’s visions.

 

Kathryn’s writing makes for easy reading and stepping into the characters shoes, whether they are being ravaged in an Egyptian sandstorm or chilling on a snowy Montana night. The danger makes for suspenseful reading and, even though I know everything will be all right, at least I think it will, I am still worried, fretting, trying to get Faye’s attention so I can help her

 

Can’t get much more involved than that. LOL

 

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Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

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Her Sister is Taken in Forever Alexa by Cate Beauman @CateBeauman

Forever Alexa - Cate Beauman

I am so excited to be back with Cate Beauman and Forever Alexa, Book Four of The Bodyguards of L A County Series.

 

Each book will stand alone, and if you are into Romantic Suspense, this is a series you will want on your reading list.

 

Forever Alexa (The Bodyguards Of L.A. County, #4)

 

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MY REVIEW

 

Forever Alexa by Cate Beauman is a knock your socks off, tighten your seatbelt ride.

 

Right off the bat, I know something bad is going to happen to Alexa and I hate it for her.

 

Who will help her when the cops fail? Ethan Security and a lost love.

 

In typical Romantic Suspense fashion, Alexa has to get herself front and center…deep in trouble, unable and unwilling to wait for someone else to do the dirty work. Even though I know the scenario well, because this is my favorite reading, I gasp, cringe and want to reach through the glass of my Kindle, grab her by the arm and hold her back., yelling, telling her it’s too damn dangerous.

 

I hate that women are weaker than men, but unless we have special skills or super powers, we are at the monsters mercy.

 

When do you know the risk is too great? When do you know it’s time to stop and move on? When we have the answers. I would want Alexa at my side in times of trouble, that’s for sure.

 

I do become frustrated with the back and forth, seesawing, of romantic suspense relationships, but that is the nature of the beast.

 

The point of view shifts from one character’s perspective to another, from Alexa’s to Jackson’s. And I do love the characters. A woman with the strength to do what needs to be done, not waiting for someone else to do it. A man that dares to show emotion, learning that it is not a weakness but a strength.

 

I am on pins and needles, waiting, feeling like more bad is coming their way on each and every page. I have an overwhelming sense of danger…I get Alexa’s motivation, but damn…frying pan to fire.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Forever Alexa by Cate Beauman

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

 

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