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She Won’t Drink The Kool Aid – To Tame A Wild Heart by Gwen Mitchell @Gwen_Mitchell

To Tame A Wild Heart  - Gwen Mitchell

 

 

The cover for To Tame A Wild Heart by Gwen Mitchell is gorgeous. I love the colors that pop off the page. What do you think? Does it catch your eye and make you want to know more?

 

To Tame a Wild Heart (Zyne Legacy #1)

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MY REVIEW

 

Tonight’s the night. She’s leaving this shithole dungeon that is Parkview Sanitarium.

 

Start by shedding the straight jacket she is wearing. Time to put her powers to work. I love her ability to become invisible. I think that would be so cool. Just think of all the things you could do.

 

Corvin has been trained in the way of the Synod, but he wants no part of it. He is a falconer, a bird whisperer, if you will. He just wants to take care of his birds and be left alone. UNTIL…

 

His mother demands that he do his part by mentoring someone and Audrey just happens to make an appearance. Snatched out of the sky after jumping from a window to escape the sanitarium, she ends up here. But, where is here? Secrets will be revealed in due time. Til then…

 

She will take the knowledge they can teach her, but she won’t drink the Kool Aid. She curses a lot…and, well, I can relate to that. lol

 

Audrey is strong, patient, determined, loyal, and though she is damaged, she knows the difference between right and wrong. She keeps her guard up, sleeps with one eye open, and trusts no one. She will do what is necessary to achieve her goals. Her and Corvin have more in common than either knows.

 

I think a romance is brewing. The attraction is mutual, though they both try to deny it. It is a slow brewing love. As they train together, learn to work together, finally trust each other, she reveals her mission. Lilly. She promised Lilly to return for her.

“Please…be good.”

“No promises. I don’t play well with others.”

“Neither do I.”

To Tame A Wild Heart by Gwen Mitchell has all the goodies I look for in a paranormal romance. Heroes, demons, battles, good and bad and in between, love and romance, sadness and happiness and lots of action from the opening pages to keep me reading.

There will be more to this series and I am eagerly waiting to see what comes next.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of To Tame A Wild Heart by Gwen Mitchell.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Cloak of Deceit

Rain of Ash

 

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Truth Or Fiction? Reagan’s Redemption by Cate Beauman @CateBeauman

Reagan's Redemption - Cate Beauman
 

 

Reagan’s Redemption by Cate Beauman is Book Eight of The Bodyguards of L A County Series. I have read One through Seven and Reagan’s Redemption really blew me away.

 

We start off with this awesome cover by Demonza

 

Reagan's Redemption (The Bodyguards of L.A. County, #8)

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MY REVIEW

 

Man, oh man, I read a lot of romantic suspense and Cate Beauman has to be up there with the best of them. Right off the bat, Cate has me teary eyed, with throat tightening emotions threatening to burst forth, when Reagan deals with a terrible loss in the Emergency Room.

 

That is how she ends up in the back woods of Black Bear Gap, a coal mining town in Kentucky, working as a doctor for The Appalachian Project. And…of course we must have security. Enter, Shane, a newbie at Ethan Cooke Security, there to protect her.

 

I love Cate Beauman’s characters, who often make cameo appearances in other’s stories, and I knew I would love Reagan and her friends too. I so look forward to seeing how she overcomes her hardships, meets the hunky guy who will fall in love with her and risk his life to protect her, and how she survives the danger that I am sure is coming her way.

 

Suspicion, prejudice, and oh so much more are standing in the way of Reagan being able to help the people with their medical needs. When Henry makes his evil entrance, it takes them a while, with the help of the Bodyguards in L A, to figure out what’s really going on.

 

I love that it takes place in the hills and it reads as if it could, would, or has been true. Innocent, hard working people are being treated wrong and someone comes in, risking everything, to make it right. Bullets fly, people die and I wonder where it will all end.

 

Cate really got a lot of emotions going in me, because I feel this really did happen to workers in the mining industry and I see no reason why people are still crawling underground, digging out the last remnants of an obsolete form of energy…other than greed.

 

I love Reagan’s makeshift family and their storybook life, but when real life danger butts its ugly head in…my heart falls to my gut and I wonder where Cate is taking this. How could Shane…well…enter Chase…WTH Cate?????

 

Reagan’s Redemption is not your run of the mill romantic suspense novel…girl in trouble meets hunky guy, saves her, falls in love, rebuff each other, admit defeat, and, well, you know, they live happy ever after.

 

The mystery, suspense, and danger come in waves, at times like a tsunami, threatening to overwhelm me. I LOVE IT!!!!!

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Reagan’s Redemption by Cate Beauman.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

 

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Interview & Review – Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff @AlexSokoloff

Hunger Moon - Alexandra Sokoloff
 

 

Alexandra Sokoloff is in a class of her own. Her MOON series reads as if it is taken from the pages of reality and leaves me so fired up I have to remind myself it is a novel. She is on my MUST READ list and if you love nitty gritty suspense thrillers you will want her on your list too.

 

Alexandra includes, in the back of the book, why she included the political issues in her novel. She also shares that the series has been bought for TV. MAN ON MAN, where do I sign up? Criminal Minds, I would like you to meet Cara Lindstrom and Special Agent Matthew Roarke along with his elite team of investigators.

 

GREAT NEWS!  THE BOOKS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR THE FABULOUS PRICE OF $2.00 EACH OR YOU CAN GRAB THE 5 BOOK SERIES FOR AN AMAZING $9.00.

 

I also have a fabulous interview to share. Be sure and scroll through the post so you don’t miss anything!

 

Cover:  Ray Lundgren

 

Hunger Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, #5)

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MY REVIEW

 

Hunger Moon is raw, powerful, blood pumping, and in your face.

 

I will start this review for Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff by saying that I took way to many notes and would spoil the book if I shared them all. I loved it so much, and I got so carried away because my emotions were running riot, that I feel like ranting and railing.

 

I love that we have action from the opening pages and I would recommend passing by the girl with the dark hair and backpack, if your intentions are evil.

 

Cara Lindstrom is the only survivor of her family’s brutal massacre. That is when she met IT, EVIL. Her stints in foster homes and group homes, brought her to where she is today, a vigilante serial killer, defender of women and children unable to defend themselves.

 

She is a force to be reckoned with. She is deadly. But right now, she is quiet, listening, waiting to be told what to do next. She will need to lay low, but where. Her face is everywhere and it is not just the law that is after her. Every pervert within internet range will have heard of the reward by now. Indian reservations have been a haven to her before and a belief there is more out there than meets the eye is a big part in her life.

 

It is February, the month of the Hunger Moon, and Special Agent Matthew Roarke is still haunted by Cara. They have a special connection, and whether he admits it or not, he is in love with this vigilante serial killer. Since the Bitter Moon, he has found his mission, combating the sexual abuse and trafficking of women and children. One of Roarke’s agents, Epps is black, so he can relate when it comes to being a target of hatred. Another agent, Singh, handles their internet searches and she will find a target on her back too. She is a citizen of the US, but will that make a difference now that she has been brought to IT’s attention?

 

Alexandra Sokoloff’s MOON series is not for the faint of heart. I love vigilantes and serial killers, especially female ones, with a righteous cause. She makes me eat up the pages, hoping that Cara doesn’t get caught or hurt, but I am afraid of what the future holds in store for her. How can there be a happy ending?

 

All over the country, universities are being targeted for Title IX violations. The people are fed up with the lily white one percenters protecting their own and covering up the brutal gang rapes of innocent young women. Who will stand up and speak for those who can’t?

 

Alexandra Sokoloff has incorporated today’s political climate of hate. In Hunger Moon, she shows how easily it is for those protecting their own to proclaim protesters as domestic terrorists. The book is so frightening, because I, too, feel a change in the United States that I never thought would happen. How can we possibly ignore it, even in a novel?

 

I rarely talk politics and I know most authors avoid it, but Alexandra Sokoloff makes her books so real because she does not avoid the ugliness and I revel in it. I love when my blood boils and I want to punch someone. So much of her writing strikes home for me and I feel the characters anger, frustration, fear and terror, making it impossible for them to move on. Damaged…oh yeah! I rage for revenge for them and we all know what happens when people are backed into a corner with nothing left to lose.

 

Alexandra brings the internet and Dark net up front and center. I don’t think there is one of us out there who hasn’t heard how dangerous it can be in the cyber world and care must be taken.

 

As everything comes together for the finale, the forces of good and evil and those walk the line, I feel like puking at the depravity of these ?men? and how far they will go for their own pleasure.

 

I was shocked that I was able to pick up Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff as an Amazon freebie. I never would have thought that was possible because her books are off the charts. Five stars is not nearly enough, but that’s all I have! And the TV series, I am on pins and needles just thinking about it. Criminal Minds you will have some competition. She is currently working on Book 6, which she has planned to be the end of the series, but with the TV show in the works, I am hoping we have more.

 

I MUST HAVE MORE…AND SOON.

 

I recommend beginning at the start of the series with Huntress Moon.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5+++++ Stars

 

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Tag Team Giveaway & Reviews – Egyptian Heart by Kathryn Meyer Griffith @KathrynG64

Egyptian Heart - Kathryn Meyer Griffith

 

This is where myself (sherry at fundinmental) and laura at fuonlyknew tag team authors and their books.

 

We share our reviews and giveaways, giving you two views and two chances to win!

 

Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a prolific writer and I have been loving her work for some time now. Egyptian Heart is a fabulous time travel and alternate history novel that visits the desert sands of Egypt and gives us another look at Nefertiti and the lost necropolis.

I love this gorgeous cover!

 

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MY REVIEW

 

 Any book by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is one I want on my reading list and this beauty is no exception. I loved my trip to Egypt with Maggie in this time travel, alternate history novel where she will cross the boundaries of time to find the the answer to the riddle of the lost necropolis and Nefertiti, and her one true love.
 
Maggie’s mother had warned her about life’s surprises…
 
“It’ll knock you on your butt all right.”
 
And she is finding how prophetic her words would be.
 
Maggie’s special talents, which she knew nothing about, were coming to the forefront since she arrived in Egypt. She had been searching for answers about the lost necropolis and Nefertiti, and wondering whether she would ever find love.
 
She never expected to find it here…Ramose.
 
It was so easy to get lost in Maggie’s world of ancient Egypt. I love what Kathryn Meyer Griffith did with the storyline and I was surprised at the ending. I never saw it coming and that is always a wonderful thing. Not so easy to surprise a prolific reader like me.
 
What would you sacrifice everything for the love of your life? Could she… Would she…be the one to change history? I lover her courage, determination and willingness to sacrifice it all.
 
I almost felt the dry breeze and the sand from the storm trying to peel the skin from my bones, the terror and abuse the citizens suffered at the hands of one so greedy and evil that he would stop at nothing to have what he desired.
 
Kathryn Meyer Griffith has a way of bringing her worlds and characters to life through words. The romance will cross the boundaries of time and I don’t think the ending is one you would anticipate. So…come on…travel to Egypt with us and learn its untold secrets.
 
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Egyptian Heart by Kathryn Meyer Griffith.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Fabulous Finale – Black Orchid by Abigail Owen @AOwenBooks

Black Orchid - Abigail Owen

 

I have been reading Abigail Owen’s Svatura series, and have reached the end of the road with Black Orchid, Book IV. What a wonderful journey it has been.

 

Black Orchid

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MY REVIEW

 

Oh no. I have reached the end of the Svatura series with Black Orchid, Book IV, by Abigail Owen. What a fabulous road we have traveled and I can hardly wait to read more of work.

 

Black Orchid picks up where Crimson Dahlia left off, so you will want to read these in order.

 

Adelaide Jenner has lost her love, her te’sorthene, which can drive her mad, and she has become a danger to them all.

 

Nate, poor Nate, her lost love. He doesn’t even know how messed up his life is, though flashes blink in and out at times.

 

Can they find their way back to each other? They both deal with confusion, but Nate’s is filled with hate and rage, while Adelaide’s has become filled with trust and caring.

 

Maddox is still determined to kill all the women, Adelaide, Ellie, Selena and Lila, and he plans to use Nate to do it. These women are strong and determined, and as dragons have tremendous power. But will it be enough?

 

There are intense personal conflicts with many of the characters, and their powers. They work together as a family for support and to heal, while trying to figure out how to mend their broken hearts and minds.

 

Black Orchid by Abigail Owen is character driven and not all of them will make it out alive. The losses will be heart wrenching.

 

Abigail Owen has created an amazing magical world. Scenes played out in my mind, like a movie playing out on screen. The final battle will be fought and even if the story is sometimes predictable, it is an unforgettable and wild ride.

 

When Adelaide describes the bonds of connections and how she heals them, it made me think of Avatar. Now, that is being in very good company.

 

I wondered if the finale would wrap it up in a way that would make me happy and satisfied, but, no worries. She more than met my expectations, she surpassed them. The action and fight scenes are described in vivid detail, playing out like a film unreeling in my mind. I, especially, loved the dragon fight finale with Maddox. 

 

At the end of the book, Abigail Owen has explanations for the key concepts, characters and their powers.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Black Orchid by Abigail Owen.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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The Shadowcat Nation

 

The Svatura Series

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Mermaids Are Alive and In Love in Updrift by Errin Stevens @errinstevens

Updrift - Errin Stevens

 

I love mermaids! It’s that simple. I may have even been one in a former life.

That being said, it was a no brainer to want Updrift by Errin Stevens.

I mean, look at that cover. How can you resist it?

 

Updrift (The Mer Chronicles #1)

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MY REVIEW

 

 YAY! Mermaids! Love mermaids and the cover, so reading this is a no brainer. I immediately thought of Splash, only in reverse, the girl ‘falls’ in the water and falls in love with the ‘boy’. I’m hooked.
 
Updrift by Errin Stevens is Kate’s life from the time she is five years old to adulthood. I love seeing her grow and develop from an introverted nerd, to a strong, determined woman with desires that will not be denied and one who knows the difference between right and wrong and will step up.
 
After the death of her father, Kate and her mother move from Kansas to Griffin Bay, North Carolina for a fresh start.
 
Kate is confused about all the secrecy surrounding her and the push for her to fill her days with tons of schoolwork, an internship, and little to no socializing, especially with Gabe. And Gabe? And, now that they were meeting after being kept apart for so long, is he still interested in her? Were they being kept apart on purpose…And, what now?
 
Kate and Gabe do not sense the danger coming their way, but I do and I fear for them. What could they do, even if they knew?
 
I love all things in their mer world. They have their own set of rules and customs, but there are those who think changes need to be made. After all, it is the 21st century.
 
 I haven’t read a book quite like Updrift and Errin Stevens’ mer world had me thinking, hey can I play too? Who wouldn’t want to swim with the fishes…in a good way?
 
I loved it and if you love mermaids as much as I do, this is one you want on your reading list. I want more, and thank goodness I have Breakwater, the second book in The Mer Chronicles waiting for me on my Kindle. As a matter of fact, I cannot wait and will begin…NOW.
 
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Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Mermaids Are Alive and In Love in Updrift by Errin Stevens @errinstevens

Updrift - Errin Stevens
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Horror Underground – When Blood Falls by Joshua Robertson @Robertsonwrites

When Blood Falls - Joshua Robertson, Winter Bayne

 

I couldn’t resist grabbing a copy of When Blood Falls by Joshua Roberts after seeing it on Instafreebie. That creepalicious cover did me in!

 

Cover:  Winter Bayne

 

When Blood Falls

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MY REVIEW

 

 When Blood Falls by Joshua Robertson has such a fabulous cover, and I am a sucker for a great cover, that I couldn’t help but grab a copy and read of his fantasy world in the Deep underground that is filled with monsters, surprises, and a future worth fighting for.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 3 Stars

 

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Defending against the demons of the Deep has long given Tyr Og’s brethren purpose. When Tyr’s mother is robbed from him during childhood, he loses his will to live. Now, filled with rage and regret, Tyr hungers for a worthy death to bring an end to the futility of his life. In a short tale of blood and self-loathing, Tyr seeks the most honorable path to finally join his mother in the afterlife.

 

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Horror Underground – When Blood Falls by Joshua Robertson @Robertsonwrites

When Blood Falls - Joshua Robertson, Winter Bayne

Do You Believe in Reincarnation – Implicit by Mark Tiro #MarkTiro

Implicit: Soul Invictus (The Spirit Invictus Series) - Mark Tiro

 

Do you believe in Reincarnation and second, third….and more chances to get it right? Meet Maya, as she travels through her many lives in Implicit Soul Invictus by Mark Tiro.

 

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MY REVIEW

 

Do you believe in reincarnation? Do you believe in second, third, fourth….chances to get it right? Mark Tiro gives Maya many chances to make the right choice at the right time. I haven’t read many books about reincarnation, but if it goes down like it does for Maya, I’m not sure I want to know.

 

I was angry and fuming from the opening pages. I feel for Maya and wonder where we’re going from here. I am so pissed for her and at the arrogant, spoiled rich shit. Then…it really goes to hell in a hand basket, as gunmen let loose, bullets fly, bodies fall, and blood runs.

 

In everyone’s life, a crucial moment comes when they could change the outcome of an event. Would it be for the better?

 

As I read Implicit my Mark Tiro, it seems the good die young and senselessly. For what? Is it random?

 

The life and death scenarios of Maya’s present and past lives showcase moments in her life where action can change the outcome.

 

Heartbreaking, angering, frustrating…

 

Follow your heart, don’t let others words sway you to do what you feel is wrong.

 

Sometimes the road traveled is bumpy and twisted, but it is life and we never know what tomorrow will bring.

 

Does your life pass before your eyes as you die? Is there life after death? Only losers play the what if game, holding onto grudges that hurt them more than anyone else.

 

Maya’s lives run the gamut of emotions, sadness, happiness, anger, envy…Definitely food for thought.

 

 I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Implicit Soul Invictus by Mark Tiro.
 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 3 Stars

 

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I Love The Villain – Vow of Silence by Chris Patchell @chris_patchell

Vow of Silence (The Jill Shannon Murder Series Book 2) - Chris Patchell, Monica Haynes

 

Vow of Silence (The Jill Shannon Murder Series Book 2)

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MY REVIEW

 

I love that Vow of Silence by Chris Patchell gets right to the action. We have multiple storylines, threats, and danger. Drug cartels, politics, domestic abuse, kidnapping, lies, secrets, and the past…All have their place in the complex mysteries of the characters lives, filling them with danger and betrayal.

 

I didn’t realize this was Book II of the series, but I don’t feel it harmed my reading in any way, though I do recommend beginning at the beginning. It just made me work harder to try and solve the mystery myself. I read a lot of books like that. Funny thing, I was able to pick up the first book, Deadly Sins, for free from Amazon. YAY!

 

Joe Gaines, a reporter for the Arizona Republic, was ready to party without the pregnant wife he left at home. He had some blow, which he did a couple lines while waiting for the hot woman he expected to knock on his casino room door any minute. BUT….she was there for more than a private party.

 

Phoenix Police Detective, David Shaw, was excited to be working such a high profile case. It would be good for his career advancement.

 

Jill Shannon, our main character, has money and connections, soon to be married to a prosecutor and the only son of the former governor. She had left behind a dead husband in Seattle, a police officer shot right in front of her in their own home. I feel there is so much more to her story and I aim to learn about it. Jill is super smart, a whiz with technology.

 

I don’t know why I am so drawn to villains. I love when the villain is so likeable I want to root for them and do, but I am still waiting to ‘hear’ the full story.

 

The characters have many personal, as well as, professional problems. The sad thing is, the kids seem to pay a heavy price, even as their parents struggle to protect them. How many lives will be lost as the the mysteries are solved? I keep trying to anticipate who will live and who will end up dead or locked up as the time to pay the piper comes due. Will ANYONE be happy in the end?

 

I love complex, multiple plots, and characters that sometimes make it hard to distinguish good from bad. After all, let he who is without sin cast the first stone and I don’t see any of these characters able to do so, except the children and we won’t ask that of them.

 

Chris Patchell has a way of piling stories on top of stories, intermingling them in such a way that by adding the bits and pieces  the complete the picture is exposed in a spellbinding way. The mystery compounds, the suspense keeps building and I am so happy to know this is not the end of Jill Shannon’s story.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Vows of Silence by Chris Patchell.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Dark Harvest

 

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Not Like Any Wrestling You Know – Wrestle Maniacs Anthology @Adam_G_Howe

Wrestle Maniacs - Duncan P. Bradshaw, Jeff Strand, Werner Leins, Eryk Pruitt, Jason  Parent, Gabino Iglesias, Adam Howe, David James Keaton, James R. Newman, Katherine Kurtz

Some of the authors for the Wrestle Maniacs anthology are familiar to me and you may recognize some of them yourself.

 

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MY REVIEW

 

If you are a fan of wrestling or like twisted, convoluted tales that will tax your imagination, Wrestle Maniacs is for you. Some of the stories are sad, some are hilarious, and some are down right frightening. Twisted. Horrific. Every punishment you can imagine in the ring and many you never would have dreamt of, are contained herein.

 

Gabino Iglesias had me gagging and trying not to upchuck as I read his brutal, bloody story, El Neubo Sant’s Last Fight.

 

Adam Howe had me laughing my ass off, as Reggie, a shit magnet, finds himself in some of the most hilariously funny, yet dangerous situations in the book, in Rassle Hassle.

 

Gory, gross, disgusting and some seemingly normal stories, along with some horror, scifi, mystery, thrills and chills. Off the wall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Wrestle Maniacs by Adam Howe & Company.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

 

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A dozen dark fiction masters bring their twisted vision to the world of professional wrestling. Twelve original stories of crime, horror, humor, and taboo. Ohhh, yeahhh! This ain’t no kayfabe, baby. This is hard-hitting wrestling fiction that grips like a Camel Clutch, and pins the reader to the page for the count of one, two…THREE!

 

Includes a confrontational foreword by ring legend ‘Pulverizing’ Pat McCrunch (as told to Jeff Strand)… An all-new story starring Nick ‘The Widowmaker’ Bullman from James Newman’s wrestling noir, “Ugly as Sin”… And ex-boxer turned strip club bouncer Reggie Levine (“Tijuana Donkey Showdown,” “Damn Dirty Apes”) returns for another action-packed misadventure.

 

Original fiction by:
Jeff Strand
Tom Leins
James Newman
Eryk Pruitt
Adam Howe
Ed Kurtz
Hector Acosta
Joseph Hirsch
Duncan P. Bradshaw
David James Keaton
Gabino Iglesias
Patrick Lacey
and Jason Parent

Wooooo!!!

 

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Giveaway & Review – No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits @lisadenikolits @partnersincr1me

No Fury Like That - Lisa de Nikolits
 

No Fury Like That

 

No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits

 

MY REVIEW

 

I needed a change of pace from reading so many suspense,thriller, and paranormal novels, and watching Julia grow from a diva with no friends to a woman loved by some very unusual characters was a fantastic surprise that I would highly recommend.

 

I love all the characters, even the son of bi gun evil ones, because they make this novel so much more than I expected.

 

So far, Julia refuses to see what is right in front of her. She is dead. D. E. A. D. Dead. And in Purgatory.

 

Miss Richy Rich is in for a rude awakening. The only way out of Purgatory is through ‘an epic realization.’ I have a feeling she is going to wake up pretty quick and I wonder…what then?

 

I recently read a book about reincarnation and No Fury Like That made me curious for another take on second chances. I was not disappointed.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos    3 Stars

 

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Treasure Hunting for the City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold

City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series) - Carolyn Arnold

Carolyn Arnold can sure spin a tale and I am very eager to hunt for the City of Gold.

 

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MY REVIEW

 

I love treasure hunting and am very excited to travel to South America to search for the Lost City of Gold with Carolyn Arnold.

 

Matthew was the reason Cal was the Indiana Jones type, a modern day treasure hunter. An adrenaline junkie and thrill seeker. Danger is part of his game.

 

Matthew, and his friends, Cal and Robyn…could danger have followed them home?

 

Sophie has ‘feelings’ and they are not good ones.

 

Have you heard of the Lost City of Gold? Carolyn Arnold made me curious enough, I had to Google Patiti, Bolivia and El Dorado. Check it out for yourself.

 

Due to circumstances beyond their control, their journey is thrown together, with less research and planning than the other adventures they had been on.

 

Danger looms from more than the jungle.

 

She came from his past and all their lives are on the line.

 

A cross between Indiana Jones and the Lost World, without the dinosaurs, add a kidnapping, and a lot of action and adventure in the jungle and I find it impossible to go wrong with City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold. I loved the book and I am super excited to have my hands on the next adventure in the series, The Secret of the Last Pharaoh.

 

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Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Southern Pulp Fiction – Tijuana Donkey Showdown by Adam Howe @Adam_G_Howe

Tijuana Donkey Showdown - Adam Howe

 

 

Tijuana Donkey Showdown by Adam Howe is one raunchy, ridiculously hilarious ride.

I mean, look at the cover for a hint of what’s inside. I don’t believe your imagination can get you there. LOL

 

Tijuana Donkey Showdown

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MY REVIEW

 

Adam Howe’s writing is so over the top, backwoods swamp honky tonk, upchucking, hilariously, side splitting funny, I am almost embarassed to say that I LOVE IT!

 

I am happy to be back with Reggie in the shithole strip club he bounces at. His life is one bad thing after another and I laugh my way through each adventure.

 

I don’t know how to describe this raunchy, uncouth, crude, twisted story, but, maybe, Southern pulp fiction is a start. Adam Howe’s imagination is so far out there, I wonder what he’s taking, and I’ll have some please! LOL

 

The donkey…OMG…the donkey…

 

As I read his notes about his research, I can only imagine what someone would think if they looked at his browser history.

 

I love how he makes fun about Nicholas Cage. I love Nic and some of the weird twisted movies he plays in. What’s even funnier, right after I finished reading this, I ended up watching Ghost Rider, a Nicholas Cage movie that, well, you have to see it to ‘believe’ it.

 

There is a bonus story – Clean Up On Aisle 3 – This is one robbery where the owner has a surprise that you will never see coming…and never want to.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Tijuana Donkey Showdown by Adam Howe.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

 

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Monday Mini Review – Orchard by Jack H Bailey #JackHBailey

Orchard - Jack H. Bailey

 

I won a paperback copy of Orchard by Jack H Bailey and wanted to share it with you. Looking for fiction that reads as if true, look no further.

 

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MY REVIEW

 

Bombastic fictional story that reads as if it is true, of union busting mining companies and the dangerous, yet understandable characters who shot, blasted, and bombed their way through life. Be careful about backing your prey into a corner. Orchard by Jack H Bailey proves that violence is not the answer. The fantastic writing had me believing every word, caught up as if the story is real, and I had to keep reminding myself that this terribly sad story was fictitious.

 

I won a paperback copy of Orchard by Jack H Bailey.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

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