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Giveaway & Review – Monsterland by Michael Okon @IAmMichaelOkon @pumpupyourbook

Monsterland - Michael Okon
 
 

  

Title:
MONSTERLAND
Author: Michael Okon
Publisher: Wordfire Press
Pages: 232
Genre: Monsters
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MY REVIEW

 

I was so excited to get my hands on Monsterland by Michael Okon. Jurassic Park step aside. You think dinosaurs could do some damage, how about vampires, werewolves and zombies caged up and put on display?

 

The virus had changed the world and in The badlands of California, Copper Valley, to be precise, Vincent Konrad came to town, threw some money around and opened his park, using the plague ridden to attract tourist.

 

What cold possible go wrong? LOL

 

Wyatt has a big heart. In times of trouble, he is one of those who wil share what little they have. When he pays for a meal for what he thinks is a homeless man, he receives a special invite to Monsterland from Vincent Konrad himself.

 

I think we all know how deceiving charisma can be…so everyone should be very leery of Vincent. Does he have ulterior motives? Is there more going on than meets the eye?

Of course, we know something will go wrong. Just how wrong is the question.

 

Action and adventure, blood and gore, friends and enemies. So much more going on than I first suspected and it takes a turn that was a wonderful surprise as I always want the worst that can happen.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Monsterland by MIchael Okon.

 

  4 Stars 

 

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Vampire Horror - It Sleeps At Dawn by Anthony Renfro @atothewr

It Sleeps at Dawn - Anthony Renfro
Anthony Renfro writes some fabulous stories and It Sleeps at Dawn answers a lingering question I had.
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It Sleeps at Dawn
 
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MY REVIEW
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Anthony Renfro has wonderfully descriptive and creative writing that makes all his stories fun for me. I have read some of his vampire stories and It Sleeps At Dawn answers the question of where Lothar, the vampire, came from. With Anthony at my side, I will definitely take a walk in the woods, and follow the path. Even though I don’t know where it will lead, it is always a pleasure being blindly led through another one of his stories.
 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  3 Stars

 

GOODREADS BLURB:This short story is about a Vampire who stalks the Appalachian Mountains. A traditional Vampire who uses fangs instead of guns. He hunts. He kills. He sleeps at Dawn.

 

I love both covers, but this is my favorite. The red pops and nude trees have a creep factor that appeals to me. What do you think? Which cover do you like best?

 

It Sleeps at Dawn

 

 

MY ANTHONY RENFRO REVIEWS

  A Zombie Christmas  /  A Zombie Christmas 2  /  A Zombie Trilogy

Fear of the Scarecrow  /  Nightlight Tales  /  She  /  Joyride

A Vampire At Christmas  /  Killer Treads  /  Demon Energy  /  A Haunted House Tale

 

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Double the Fun Giveaway – Witches I & II by Kathryn Meyer Griffith @KathrynG64

Witches plus bonus Witches II: Apocalypse - Kathryn Meyer Griffith

A perfect story to share for HALLOWEEN.

 

Kathryn Meyer Griffith writes some fantastic stories that I love and she has just come out with the sequel to Witches. It can be bought individually or in this special edition of both stories…and is available at a fantastic price of $7.99 in Kindle, OR, the original WITCHES is ON SALE for the first time ever, for the rest o... instead of the usual $5.99.

 

Be sure and scroll down for the great giveaway and Kathryn’s fun question.

 

Here’s looking at you…

 

 

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MY REVIEW FOR WITCHES I

 

A curse, reincarnation, familiars, a battle between good and evil, Witches by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is loaded with many witch things that tease and titillate your paranormal and supernatural desires.

 

I have been watching Charmed (a TV series) reruns for a long time now, so it is easy to visualize all the going on, from familiars to scrying to all the powers needed for the battle coming Amanda’s way.

 

Amanda is a good witch and a good person, lonely since the death of her husband. She has her family and some friends in her isolated surroundings and she will need them. The selfless love she spreads and gives to others freely, asking for nothing in return makes me feel she deserves only the best.

 

The familiars are faithful companions and can be amusing at time. I couldn’t help but laugh at Tibby, a mouse familiar. I can see him throwing his little paws in the air in frustration.

 

Murders.

 

It will be Amanda and her familiar, Amadeus, against the diabolical cult that is killing the residents of Canaan. She is a bit naive, unwilling to believe the danger that stalks her and I want to be with her, fighting at her side, making things right for her.

 

The witch hunt puts a target on her back and it is worse than she thought. The battle between good and evil will take all she has to survive.

 

The sense of evil and foreboding of what is to come was present from the opening pages. The grisly murders, the impromptu storms, and the death and destruction run rampant in Canaan.

 

I didn’t see the direction Kathryn would take for this unusual witch’s tale and the world I would be in. Her vivid descriptions and detailed, complex characters make me love and hate them…but Amanda…

 

The terrible things Kathryn puts her through come alive on the pages. She is not afraid to make her characters suffer, sometimes killing them off, making me love her writing, because I have to stay on my toes and be ready for the surprises she will spring on me.

 

The writing is outstanding, but I am not surprised by Kathryn’s ability to bring this magical world to life, making me devour the words, unable to stop, wanting to know…

 

Kathryn Meyer Griffith takes WITCHES to a whole new level, keeping the suspense rising,the pacing constant. I am anxious, curious, surprised, amazed, fearful, terrified as read of Amanda and those around her as demons and black magic rise and good magic fights back.

 Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 5 Stars

 

MY REVIEW FOR WITCHES II

 

I do not want to spoil the fun, though I took a lot of notes, I discarded most of them.

 

I loved Amanda’s belief that trees could tell the past…and sometimes the future. Amanda is a white witch and a Guardian. When she talks of poofing in and out, it made me think of Charmed, the TV show, and orbing. Because I became familiar to the supernatural world through Charmed and Supernatural, it enabled me to visualize so much of the story almost making it seem real.

 

The characters have one foot in the real world and the other in the supernatural world. Talk about having a tough life.

 

A feeling of something terrible coming and not all my friends will make it out alive hovers over the pages. Kathryn makes me fall in love with her characters…then she kills them off, so be forewarned.

 

“You look like a black smurf.” Amanda tells her sister, Rebecca, who is dressed all in black.

 

“And you, Amanda darling, look like the good witch Glinda from the Wizard of Oz in that cream colored outfit.” They chitchat as they get ready for ‘the party.’

 

The last time she’d followed her sister into a crowd of witches, she’d ended up drinking a little too much and flying races on fake broomsticks. I can picture it with the great writing that takes me to that special place I love to dwell.

 

Kathryn Meyer Griffith has a way with words, bringing her characters and their world to life in vivid detail. WOW! Loaded with action, suspense, creativity, world building, and character development that had me eating it up.

 

It may be possible for Witches II to stand alone, but I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning. The story is told, but could there be a Witches III?

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Witches II by Kathryn Meyer Griffith.

 

 Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 5 Stars

 

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WOW! Witches II Apocalypse by Kathryn Meyer Griffith @KathrynG64

Witches II: Apocalypse - Kathryn Meyer Griffith

I do not want to spoil the fun, though I took a lot of notes, I discarded most of them.

 

I loved Amanda’s belief that trees could tell the past…and sometimes the future.

 

Amanda is a white witch and a Guardian. When she talks of poofing in and out, it made me think of Charmed, the TV show, and orbing. Because I became familiar to the supernatural world through Charmed and Supernatural, it enabled me to visualize so much of the story almost making it seem real.

 

The characters have one foot in the real world and the other in the supernatural world. Talk about having a tough life.

 

A feeling of something terrible coming and not all my friends will make it out alive hovers over the pages. Kathryn makes me fall in love with her characters…then she kills them off, so be forewarned.

 

“You look like a black smurf.” Amanda tells her sister, Rebecca, who is dressed all in black.

 

“And you, Amanda darling, look like the good witch Glinda from the Wizard of Oz in that cream colored outfit.” They chitchat as they get ready for ‘the party.’

 

The last time she’d followed her sister into a crowd of witches, she’d ended up drinking a little too much and flying races on fake broomsticks. I can picture it with the great writing that takes me to that special place I love to dwell.

 

Kathryn Meyer Griffith has a way with words, bringing her characters and their world to life in vivid detail. WOW! Loaded with action, suspense, creativity, world building, and character development that had me eating it up.

 

It may be possible for Witches II to stand alone, but I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning. The story is told, but could there be a Witches III?

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Witches II by Kathryn Meyer Griffith.

 

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Ghostly Horror - Mary Hades by Sarah Dalton @sarahdalton

Mary Hades - Sarah Dalton

I won an ebook of Mary Hades by Sarah Dalton some time ago, but I loved this story so much, I wanted to share it with you.

 

My thanks go out to Sarah Dalton and Laura @ fuonlyknew.

 

Mary Hades (Mary Hades #1)

 

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

Mary Hades by Sarah Dalton is a creepy and fantastic tale of a girl who is able to see and communicate with the spirits, her vacation adventure that turns into a young girl’s ghostly revenge and I loved every minute I spent with her and her friends, leaving me wanting more.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

 

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Ghostly Review – The Haunting of Hotel La Belle by Sharon Buchbinder @sbuchbinder

The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle - Sharon Buchbinder

I love the beautiful cover for The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle by Sharon Buchbinder. I am always eager to pay a visit to a haunted place and this is the perfect time of year to do so. Come and in…if you dare.

 

Cover:  Rae Monet

 

 

The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle

 

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MY REVIEW

 

The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle by Sharon Buchbinder starts me out with a laugh and I love that.

 

The story begins at Hotel LaBelle in 1905. Finally Lucius’ dreams came true. He’d worked hard, sacrificed much, including his love. He was ‘left’ with a curse from Mourning Dove’s powerful mother.

 

Present Day:  Tallulah was at the Hotel LaBelle to find out why the hotel’s renovations were being delayed. The outside looked like Hotel LaHelle. She hadn’t had a vision in a year and she wondered, “Why now?”

 

Enter Lucius:  who is neither alive nor dead. My thoughts are of a very unusual romance. Is it possible?

 

Both the living and the dead want her there, to fix what is broken, to save Hotel LaBelle.

The Native American mysticism adds that extra element that intrigues me, that takes this creatively written paranormal/supernatural read to a special place. I love haunted buildings and ghosts. Tallulah also has a dog, a pug. Any time a critter appears in a book I am reading, it adds a little spice to the story. The writing has a humorous side, along with the mystery, and all I can say is, “I want to return to Hotel LaBelle:”

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle by Sharon Buchbinder.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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Five Slices of Halloween Horror – Bad Apples #BadApples

Bad Apples: Five Slices of Halloween Horror - Edward Lorn, Evans Light, Jason Parent, Adam Light, Gregor Xane

Bad Apples is Five Slices of Halloween Horror.

 

I received and read this book in October of 2014, but…

 

Bad Apples: Five Slices of Halloween Horror

MY REVIEW

 

These unique, gruesome and devilishly delicious stories will have you looking over your shoulder, jumping at every noise and shadow.

 

Be careful of wandering dark streets at night.

 

The authors twisted imaginations take horror to the highest levels with  surprise endings and plenty of twists and turns along the way.

 

Four stars all the way!

 

The Riggle Twins by Gregor Xane

 

Pretty gross and devilishly delicious with tricks and treats for the Halloween hater. Do you have a dark house on Halloween, no candy for the treaters? Beware…egging and tping are not the only tricks these children have in store for you. 4 Stars

 

Pumpkinhead Ted by Evans Light

 

What they did to Ted is so awful…I can’t tell you. You’ll have to read it for yourself. BUT, he is back, one year later, for payback. OMG. I never saw that coming. Evans Light takes me to a place that smacks me around and makes me scream UNCLE! 4 Stars

Ghost Light Road by Adam Light

 

Of course, someone saw the light. Of course, what happens next, had to happen. I actually laughed. Dumbasses! Here comes the badness. You think vampires and werewolves are scary, you haven’t met Uncle Jesse’s children…and you really don’t want to. 4 Stars

 

Easy Pickings by Jason Parent

 

Beware. What goes around, comes around. Like a cat playing with its prey, I know something is coming…Now…No, now….Uh Oh. 4 Stars

 

The Scare Rows by Edward Lorn

 

Children of the Corn and Supernatural on steroids. I didn’t see this story developing the way it did, but I should not have been surprised, with Edward’s twisted imagination. Horror, perverted sex and evil do go together well. I wondered how he would end The Scare Rows and I couldn’t help but laugh when I got there. Corn Whisky…HA HA HA HA HA! Excellent. 5 Stars

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Bad Apples.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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Monday Mini – Ari by S M Boyce @thesmboyce

Ari: To Each His Ghost #1: A Ghostly Paranormal Horror Novel (Volume 1) - S. M. Boyce

A Ghostly Paranormal Horror Novel, Ari by S M Boyce

 

I love the covers for this series and think Sarah Montee did a fabulous job on them.

 

Ari (To Each His Ghost, #1)

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MY REVIEW

“…You won’t get help. Not from me, not from the white shirts, not from the docs. Demons don’t simply play with their food. They take prisoners of war…”

Ari is a virgin, young, innocent and head over heels for Marcus. He’s a dick, with a capital D. He only wants to get into her pants and place another notch on his belt.

 

 

 

For their date, they are heading to the Lodley farmhouse. Ari should have listened to her instincts and Marcus should have listened to Ari when she said it was a very bad idea.

 

Now, they are both being haunted, each in their own terrifying and deadly way and these ghosts do plenty more than go bump in the night.

 

The tension and anticipation I feel as I wait for whatever is coming on the next page and the next page, makes it hard to contain my excitement. I don’t know what’s coming but I am thinking it will get so much worse…

 

I am loving what S M Boyce has done with this ghostly story about haunting and redemption as it comes full circle.

 

Now, I have met Mel and Marcus and I can hardly wait to spend more time fighting demons and monsters with them.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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My Review of Origins by S M Boyce

 

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One Sentence Review – Origins by S M Boyce @thesmboyce

Origins (To Each His Ghost #0.5): A Ghostly Paranormal Horror Short Story - S. M. Boyce

A FREE Short Story, Origins by S M Boyce

 

I love the covers for this series and think Sarah Montee did a fabulous job on them.

 

Origins (To Each His Ghost, #0.5)

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ONE SENTENCE REVIEW FOR ORIGINS by S M Boyce

 

I love this fabulously creepy cover that opens into an even creepier horror story, and you might want to think twice before you piss off your resident ghost.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin @aileen_erin

Becoming Alpha: 1 (Alpha Girl) - Aileen Erin

I won a signed copy of Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1) by Aileen Erin and a beautiful bookmark some time ago and just got around to reading it.

 

Check out this beautiful cover. Do you think it’s safe to take a walk in the woods?

 

Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl, #1)

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin has all the elements for  a great young adult story, danger, betrayal, supernatural creatures of all kinds, romance, confusion, a fight to the death, and I’d follow her flip flopping footsteps all day long.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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Giveaway & Review – Halloween is Murder by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold @dollycas

Halloween Is Murder (McKinley Mysteries) - Carolyn Arnold

Halloween is Murder (McKinley Mysteries)
by Carolyn Arnold

 

 

Halloween is Murder (McKinley Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
11th in the Series
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc (October 3, 2017)
Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1988353616
E-Book ASIN: B073WJD6LY

MY REVIEW

 

I am always eager to get my hands on another Carolyn Arnold story, so let’s get started with Halloween Is Murder.

 

Sean and Sara used to be police officers, but now they are Private Investigators and their firm is called Pay It Forward Investigations. It hints at their personalities.They have plenty of money, so they indulge themselves. They are not pretentious, but they do like to spend money. She loves fashion and he loves his Mercedes.

 

They are sponsoring a haunted house for charity, and Chloe Parsons is there to do a fluff piece. The joke is on her, she’s the victim.

 

Sara had a knack for getting people to help her out and when she felt the police weren’t doing enough to find Chloe’s killer, she made it her mission. Sean can never say no to her, though he does try. Good luck with that Sean.

 

I debated on the rating. Most cozies I read are threes and I feel Halloween Is Murder is right there with them. It is a fun easy read and I was pretty sure who it was early on. Carolyn did add numerous suspects and motives, and her misdirection gave me a doubt or two making me wonder if I was wrong.

 

I do love Carolyn Arnold’s characters and who wouldn’t want a sweetheart like Sean. I had no OMG moments, but the pacing kept the story moving and the easy reading makes this an enjoyable read that I would recommend to all cozy lovers out there.

 

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Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  3 Stars

 

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What are Reaper Rewards? Limbo by Marko Pandza @markopandza

Limbo. - Marko Pandza

Welcome to Limbo.

 

Do you think you qualify for Reaper Rewards?

 

Enter…if you dare…and find out.

 

Limbo.

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

Limbo by Marko Pandza is a unique and original take on Limbo and the Grim Reaper which had me working hard to visualize the setting, yet laughing at the grisly Reaper rewards, and what happens when someone escapes, when no one reigns in Limbo and it is allowed to ravage humans and Earth, totally out of control, leaving me queasy and asking the question What If.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 3 Stars

 

GOODREADS BLURB

 

This is a story of a man who accidentally becomes Grim the Reaper, the most highly revered killer in Limbo. A place beyond time and space as we know it where psychopaths compete for perverse honour and status as they carry out their deathly duties.

 

As Grim struggles to hold onto the memories of the life he’s lost, he discovers that the insane being who shaped him (and the course of existence itself) may have sinister plans for the one thing he values most.

In Limbo, the end is only the beginning.

 

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Monday Mini – Watch The Shadows by Robin Winter @winterobin13

Watch The Shadows - Robin Winter

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

 

I won this beautiful first edition paperback from Robin Winter and Christy Mauer. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway.

 

Watch the Shadows

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MY REVIEW

 

Nicole is not your typical teenage girl. She is more interested in science than boys, and she has some very unique parents. They are both professors. She mom sounds like a hippie and her dad is working for NASA…strange bedfellows. Meg, their neighbor helped out with the homeless population. Brian, the postman knows them all.

 

The mystery surrounding the people of Isla Vista, California, kept me reading. I couldn’t help but wonder what the heck is going on. I felt the characters seemed almost real.

 

It’s funny…I was watching a Halloween NCIS episode on TV, when I read this Halloween story. If you’re a fan of B movies, you are going to want to read Watch The Shadows by Robin Winter. You may be looking out of the corner of your eye, or over your shoulder, wincing at the whispering sound of IT.

 

The great writing made even the homeless lovable and real, the peripheral characters becoming just as important as the main ones. It didn’t knock my socks off, but I do think it’s worth the read…And, who knows, you may like it more than I.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  3 Stars

 

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Horror of the SciFi Kind – Nomad by Matthew Mather @phuturenews

Nomad (Volume 1) - Matthew Mather

Nomad by Matthew Mather is Book I of The New Earth Series.

 

This is one of those books that left me with tons of questions and what ifs.

 

Nomad (Nomad, #1)

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MY REVIEW

 

Action packed, thought-provoking, could this really happen novel that held my attention as the clocked ticked down.

 

“At most, we have a year, perhaps only months, until the anomaly reaches us.”

 

It’s the end of the world and I can’t imagine the fear and panic. All kinds of questions came to mind. Would I want to know, seeing as how there is nothing I could do? Would I want to be one of the last ones standing? How would I spend the last moments of my life? Who would I spend them with?

 

I quickly became involved with the characters, especially Jess. I love a strong, independent, kickass female, and she surely fits the bill. She is into extreme sports, served in Afghanistan, and left a leg there because of an IED. She may be a bit more than self-confident, maybe a bit reckless, but she does not have a death wish.There is nothing that will stop her from doing the right thing.

 

My first thought would be to let bygones be bygones, but would others think that? What about other countries? Would they want to take the last shot before the Earth ceases to exist?

 

A free for all, no holds barred human slaughter.

 

Matthew Mather did his research for Nomad. I don’t understand all the technical jargon, but he broke it down into easy to understand language. Well enough for me to me to be totally engrossed in the story, instead of thinking of it as a school subject.

 

The end of the world is coming and I felt it on every page, especially after watching the Solar Eclipse on 8.21.17. The danger and suspense just kept increasing, and it wasn’t just because of Nomad.

 

There is no ending. There are four books in the series, and I WANT THEM!

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Have you ever wished your library had more books available to you???

Reblogged from Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!:
Thanks to Leah's Bookish Obsession for sharing this information. I hate when I have to wait forever for an audiobook or ebook. :)

Did you know, even if you don't live in a certain library's district, you can sign up for an out-of-state eCard to check out eBooks and Audiobooks with.  There's only a few libraries that offer this, especially where they'll mail it to you.  I looked into the different libraries that offer this:

 

Brooklyn Public Library NY-- $50 a year

 

*Orange County Library FL--  $125 a year (this one looks like it might work in a different Country, but I'm not sure of that)

 

*Fairfax County Library VA--  $27 a year

 

*Houston Public Library  TX--  $40 a year

 

*Free Library of Philadelphia  PA--  $50 a year

 

*note--I'm not certain if all these libraries will mail the card to you, but I think they do.

 

After looking into these libraries I decided to go with Brooklyn Public Library and I've been using my card for a couple months now and I think it's worth the $50.  Especially, for the audiobooks.  I did find that my local library has quite a lot of books too, because some of these choices didn't even compare to my KDL.  Also, I still use Overdrive to access the books/audiobooks I check out. After I filled out the application they emailed my card # to me, and also mailed my actual card.  I then paid my fee of $50 and started using my card.

Just Keeps Getting Better – Onyx Webb by Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz @OnyxWebb

Onyx Webb: Book Five: Episodes 13, 14 & 15 - Andrea Waltz, Richard Fenton

Onyx Webb by Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz is an ongoing story that grabbed me and won’t let me go. Each book draws me in further, making me have to know what will come next.

 

Onyx Webb: Book Five: Episodes 13, 14, 15

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MY REVIEW

 

This may be the best one yet…

 

In Onyx Webb, Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz have no problem putting their characters through HELL. No easy ‘living’ for them.

 

Left me asking the question, “Do we ever really know anyone? What are they thinking, feeling?”

 

Even as a ghost, Onyx Webb has kept the lighthouse lit. Guess even a ghost has to have a purpose.

 

“Life is a hard thing to let go of…Even when you’re dead.” Onyx tells Katherine. But, why stay, when there is no joy or happiness?

 

Death, murder, lies and betrayal. Be careful who you put your trust in and who you care about. The authors are not afraid to kill off their characters. Adds a little something extra for me, guessing who will bite the bullet next.

 

A multitude of characters, some of them dead, some of them not. We have numerous storylines going on, jumping from the past to the present. I can hardly wait to see what happens when they catch up with each other.

 

The authors include a memory refresher in the beginning of the book and I found that very helpful. This series does not stand alone, so begin with Book I. All the books are out and available for purchase.

 

I knew the ending for these episodes was coming and I didn’t want it to happen. From present to past, character to character, I find this hard to put down and I want more….NOW!

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Onyx Webb by Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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