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Comedic Horror – A Pink Zombie With a Mist by Jada Ryker @JadaRyker

A Pink Zombie, with a Mist: A Shaken, Not Stirred, Mystery/Horror Story (Shaken, Not Stirred, Mystery/Horror Series Book 1) - Jada Ryker

With a title like Pink Zombie With A Mist by Jada Ryker, how could I resist?

 

Cover:  Christina Keats

 

 

A Pink Zombie, with a Mist

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MY REVIEW

 

I didn’t want to scare you so bad you wouldn’t stop in, so lets have some fun.

 

A ragtag band of characters are thrown together by chance. determined to solve, not one, but two mysteries. Who took EMMA and who killed Steven’s wife?

 

The gang physically resembles the Scooby Doo gang – Molly is Velma, the brainy one and is shot in a school incident, Ashdon is Shaggy, the cowardly and hungry one, Steven is Fred and Olivia is Daphne. Olivia is on a school teacher suspension of sorts.

 

The characters are what I keep coming back to. The neighbor lady is a trip.

 

We have a stalker, a murderer, a missing person, and even a mystery machine.

 

The story is told in a comical and humorous way, but it is not all laughs and giggles.

 

Pink Zombie With a Mist contains some serious and sad issues, yet I found myself laughing at the dialogue and the characters antics. They fumble their way through solving mysteries and become a tight knit group. The zombies…we will find the answer to that too, but it won’t be easy.

 

Jada Ryker kept me on pins and needles, wondering and worrying.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

 

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Why The Titanic Really Sank – Infected Waters by Alathia Paris Morgan @alathiamg

Infected Waters: A Titanic Disaster - Alathia Paris Morgan, Nicki Paris

Think you know the tale of the Titanic, think again.

 

Infected Waters: A Titanic Disaster

 

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

This original and unique version of the sinking of the Titanic brings together a group of lovable characters who look danger in the face as the dead rise, scratching, biting, eating and being far more dangerous than any iceberg, and they took me on one hellacious voyage.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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Anyone Need A Pool Boy – The Pool Boy’s Beatitude by D J Swykert @djswykert

The Pool Boy's Beatitude - D.J. Swykert

The pretty cover for The Pool Boy’s Beatitude by D J Swykert makes me want to dive right in. Great job on it, Mandie van der Merwe.

 

The Pool Boy's Beatitude

 

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MY REVIEW

 

I originally told D J Swykert I would review one of his other books, but he had this one hanging around and sent it instead. I am always game to try something different, so here we go.

 

Jack is a pretty poor excuse for a husband and a human being. He is an alcoholic, striving to reach the bottom…of the bottle. Breaking the promises he makes before he even gets them out of his mouth, he figures one little slip, one little drink, what does it matter if he jumps into bed with a client.

 

A man whore, but the women are just as bad, cheating on their husbands.

 

One thing we can say in his favor, he can cook up a great meal and loves doing it.

 

I just kept thinking, he’s a selfish dickwad bragging about how all the women love him, wanna fuck him and take care of him, whether he’s stumbling drunk, passing out and getting the shakes so bad he can’t even drink a cup of coffee.

 

Is it possible to redeem himself before I reach the end of the story?

 

He meets Sarah. He experiences love for the first time. Can she be his saving grace?

 

Once the Piper catches up to him and he is sent to jail, I become more interested.

 

If you have never known anyone with an addiction, this will give you insight into their behavior. How they will say and do anything to get what they want, what they need.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Pool Boy’s Beatitude by D J Swykert.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 3 Stars

 

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Cannabis Extracts In Medicine by #JeffreyDach, #ElaineA.Moore, #JustinKander

Cannabis Extracts in Medicine: The Promise of Benefits in Seizure Disorders, Cancer and Other Conditions (Mcfarland Health Topics) - Jeffrey Dach M.D., Justin Kander, Elaine A. Moore

Cannabis Extracts in Medicine

 

There is a huge controversy over Marijuana and its byproducts, but I think it is time to put aside the political agendas and see this as just another medication that can improve peoples lives.

 

A little education can go a long way.

 

Cannabis Extracts in Medicine: The Promise of Benefits in Seizure Disorders, Cancer and Other Conditions (McFarland Health Topics)

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MY REVIEW

 

BEFORE you condemn it, learn about it.

 

I know this is a controversial subject, but there are so many reasons to rethink the illegality of marijuana.

 

It is not all about getting high, but, also, feeling better, being able to lead a productive life for young and old alike.

 

The illegality of marijuana came about in the 30’s. What drove it? Dupont, greed and politics?

 

Reading Cannabis was an education for me, not only in the drug, marijuana, itself, but all the things surrounding it. The political ramifications, the cost to victims lives when they are imprisoned, and the loss of their possessions through asset forfeiture. I mean, we don’t treat a murderer this badly.

 

So many diseases and ailments can be treated with marijuana, without the debilitating side affects of many legal pharmaceuticals…epilepsy, seizures, anxiety, bipolar, pain, cancer, parkinsons, and some major central nervous system disorders…insomnia, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and inflammation and inflammatory diseases.

The growing of marijuana is the same as creating legal pharmaceuticals, they are developed. You don’t just throw a seed in the ground, give it some water, light and fertilizer and voila. It is complicated and costly, but, in my book, something we need to consider.

 

Have you had someone you love, or yourself, in torturous, overwhelming pain, anxiety that paralyzes you, a terminal illness that legal drugs make any kind of life impossible, , even though you are sitting beside the person, they are so drugged they don’t even know you are there?

 

What is wrong with giving people all the options that are out there? Don’t you want to make your own choices, when your health and quality of life is on the line?

 

At the end of each chapter of the books is a wonderful, simplistic summary of the chapter that makes things easy to understand.

 

I would recommend this book to EVERYONE.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Cannabis Extracts In Medicine by Jeffrey Dach, MD.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 5 Stars

 

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Six Year Old Killer Triplets – Murderous Little Darlings by John Hennessy @ _JohnHennessy

Murderous Little Darlings (A Tale of Vampires Book 1) - John L. Hennessy

After reading this Murderous Little Darlings novella by John Hennessy, I ‘thirst’ for the full length story. All this did was whet my appetite for more.

Murderous Little Darlings by John Hennessy was FREE at the time of scheduling, but be sure and look for the “0”.

 

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

OMG, Rocco sucks the blood, then sucks his thumb, and my sick little mind smiles at the picture in my head, as I read about these six year old triplets who go on a murderous rampage, and Marcus knows no one will suspect them, because they are only six years old when the first murder happens…BUT, to really make this a great story, I think John Hennessy needs to make it a full length novel, thus filling in the details and plot holes that left me wanting….MORE.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 3 Stars

 

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Remote Viewing & The CIA – Vicki’s Key by P M Terrell @pmterrell

Vicki's Key (Black Swamp Mysteries, #2) - P. M. Terrell

Vicki’s Key by P M Terrell has been sitting, ever so patiently, on my Kindle…waiting for me to find it again. It’s like that one sock that your washing machine eats, only I don’t think ya ever find that one, but I did find Vicki’s Key. And I am glad that I did.

 

This was a fabulous read and I would love to visit Vicki again, and again, and again….

 

 

 

Vicki's Key (Black Swamp Mysteries, #2)

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MY REVIEW

 

I found the true aspects of the government use and involvement in the psychic truly amazing.

 

I love everything about the book, the swamp for burying bodies, secrets to be revealed and remote viewing to exotic locations…and into danger. But, sometimes, danger is closer than you think.

 

The CIA wanted her to stay, but after her last mission, she knew it was time to move on. Does she really believe they would let her walk away?

 

She was an orphan, with siblings she knew nothing about. She didn’t know how the CIA found her. She grew up in an institutional setting under their guidance and control, treated like nothing more than a lab rat, taught to perform. They wanted her psychic ability, not her, the person. It’s a wonder she didn’t go mad or turn to the dark side.

 

She wanted a life…a normal life and she was going to Lumberton, North Carolina to find it. She would serve an apprenticeship, of sorts, with an old lady and her tropical fish. Easy peasy, right?

 

She immediately runs into Dylan Maguire, the fish lady’s nephew. Woo hoo to the hottie, but Vicki’s spidey senses are tingling, just a little for her, but a lot for me. I think there is much more to him than meets the eye, but I like him nonetheless. He has an air of danger, yet a sweetness and desire to please her.

 

It’s a good thing Dylan can cook, because Vicki can’t even brew a cup of coffee. Who is this man Dylan, loving, caring, thoughtful, romantic and sweet, yet fiery, passionate, protective and beware those who wish Vicki harm

 

Vicki can psychically project herself to a specific place and time, able to tell everything about the place, the people, and the events taking place. Better than GPS.

 

So…I wonder how long Vicki will contain her curiosity about the elusive Auntie and open the door to the forbidden room.

 

I love that the mystery and problems popped up early. Gets me involved, invested in the story and the characters. I really do think thing’s are ‘fishy’, but who is the guilty party and what it’s all about I can’t say for sure…yet. Will she be in danger? And from whom?

 

The mystery is slow building. It is no surprise they both have secrets, baggage that has followed them to Lumberton. P M Terrell has created mysteries within mysteries and I am unable to figure them out. She weaves intrigue and danger into a suspenseful romance with characters I love to hate and love to love. I am a sucker for happy ever after endings and I am waiting for Vicki’s knight in tarnished armor to come to her rescue. Now…that’s a surprise!

 

P M Terrell keeps the romance light and sweet.

 

Vicki’s Key by P M Terrell had everything I could want and more. Some truth, some fiction, woven into a rich and complicated tale that left me wanting more.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Vicki’s Key by P M Terrell.

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Is She Haunted…Or is there a Deadly Ruse by E Michael Helms @EMichaelHelms

Deadly Ruse: A Mac McClellan Mystery - E. Michael Helms

I love the Mac McClellan Mystery Series by E Michael Helms.

 

Mac McClellan makes me think of Magnum PI and Rockford Files.

 

Sooo, come on in for some chuckles along with the mystery.

 

Deadly Ruse (Mac McClellan #2)

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Cover:  Grace M Conti-Zilsberger

 

MY REVIEW

 

Deadly Ruse is Book II of the Mac McClellan Mystery series. These novels will stand alone.

 

What do a blown up boat, a crashed airplane, sparkling “ice” and drugs have in common…Mac McClellan.

 

Mac is a former Marine and after helping to solve a crime in Deadly Catch, Book I, he has decided to become a Private Investigator.

 

Kate is his girlfriend. On a date with Mac, a ghost enters her life. She is sure her ex boyfriend has risen from the dead. She doesn’t realize how lucky she was to have escaped when she did.

 

The case of Dead Man Walking will be Mac’s introduction to becoming a private investigator. It is not a dream, but more like a nightmare come back to haunt Kate and it could have deadly consequences.

 

Mac lives in a camper in the Florida Panhandle. Shades of Rockford Files come to mind and I am very familiar with the territory. I love when the characters cross the same bridges and drive the same streets I have traveled.

 

Mac plows through interviews, quickly getting the hang of it, learning a little finesse one interview at a time.

 

Deadly Ruse is a twisted web of lies and deceit. We have a lot of suspects and intrigue.

 

E Micheal Helms keeps the mystery and suspense building as we travel the Gulf Coast looking for answers. The mystery stretches from Georgia, through Florida and into South America. Who is alive? Who is dead? And why? I did need a flow chart to help me separate the good from the bad, but it all comes together in the end.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Deadly Ruse by E Michael Helms.

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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.

 

See the Book Trailer here.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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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