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Saving The Snow Leopards in The Killing Game by Toni Anderson @ toniannanderson

The Killing Game - Toni Anderson

I love the cover below for The Killing Game by Toni Anderson. I have seen a lot of covers done by Demonza and they do a great job!

 

 

The Killing Game

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MONDAY MINI REVIEW

 

I love thriller/suspense novels and Toni Anderson is a must read author for me…then add a wildlife biologist wanting to save the snow leopards…YAY!

 

What do a British SAS agent, a wildlife biologist and a Russian terrorist have in common? Snow leopards. One wants to save them, one wants to kill them, and the other is caught in the middle.

 

I love everything about the book, The characters, both good and bad, they all have their part to play. The location and the objective, who wouldn’t want to travel to Afghanistan on a mission to save something as beautiful and endangered as the snow leopard?

 

Toni Anderson writes some fantastic tales filled with danger, and this is another one I am happy to have traveled through. Keep up the great work and “I’ll be back” for more!

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Wildlife biologist Axelle Dehn isn’t about to let anyone harm her endangered snow leopards—not the poacher intent on killing them, nor the soldier who wants to use them as bait. But Axelle is unknowingly entangled in a conflict that stretches back three decades, a conflict that could spark a war between two of the world’s great nations.

 

​British SAS soldier, Ty Dempsey, is on a mission to hunt down an infamous Russian terrorist in a remote region of Afghanistan. Dempsey hasn’t failed a mission yet, but when Axelle is kidnapped by the Russian, he is forced to choose between duty and his heart. He risks everything to save the determined, prickly woman he’s fallen for, but in doing so sparks a deadly series of events that threaten to expose the most successful spy in history. A spy who will destroy anyone who gets in his way.

 

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New Release Review – The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold

The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh - Carolyn Arnold

 

The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh

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MY REVIEW

 

It seems books with an Egypt locale have been dropping into my reading list and The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh by Carolyn Arnold is the latest one. I feel I am right there with Alex as she begins her descent…

 

Secrets surround the Lost Pharaoh’s tomb and she is determined to protect it.

 

What she found was so much more than she expected and she felt that Matthew Connor, her Indiana Jones, would be the perfect person to have at her side.

 

Matthew hops on a plane out of Alaska, swings by Toronto, Canada, to pick up his posse, and it’s off to Egypt and another treasure hunting adventure.

 

I am glad to be back with Matthew, Robyn, who works as the curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, and Cal who is a world class photographer.

 

We will have some sexual tension and a bit of goo goo eye romance. I’m not sure what’s what and I don’t think they do either, so it should be interesting. Matthew is a bit of a dufus. Can’t see what’s right in front of him. Oh well, I think we will have plenty of time, even if it’s in future books, for him to wake up.

 

Underground…oh man…I can handle larger spaces for a short period of time with easy exits, but being lowered into a welllike hole, a cavein, rolling down the river with tons of earth your sky, entombed snakes (yep, we have to have snakes)…They are hanging on, tamping down their fear. Could I? NOPE!!!!

 

When they went to the airport, I thought, hmmm…something has got to happen…and it did.

 

The twists and turns, action and adventure, mystery and suspense, kept me on my toes. I thought this would happen, then it didn’t. I thought that would happen, then it didn’t. Carolyn Arnold does a good job of leading me down a familiar path, then jerking the rug out from under me. Think it’s over, oh no, not by a long shot.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold.

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What Is Your Meaning of Success – Climbing Maya by Ken La Salle @KenLaSalle

Climbing Maya - Ken La Salle

 

Climbing Maya

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MY REVIEW

 

Ego can be one of our biggest downfalls, or at least it is for Ken.

 

In our youth, we feel all things are possible. Who do we end up disappointed? Do we expect too much? Some people accept the world as it is, others fight to change it. Some people go through life with a smile, others a frown. Which are you?

 

Some people turn to religion, philosophy, health and exercise. Whatever regimen allows us to cope.

 

What is success? It means something different to each of us. Does it take a major event… divorce, loss of a job…to make us reassess ourselves? Denial doesn’t stop things from happening and challenging your boss won’t save your job.

 

I wondered about the title…Climbing Maya..and it is one man’s search for success. Why do people climb mountains? Is there only one answer? My mind is spinning, yet I have my answer…am I content with my life? Yes. I have many of the things I dreamt of and more. I am content and happy to be able to do the things I love in life and have someone to share them with.

 

I can relate to Vicky and her ‘support’ of her man. She sounds a lot like me. And…yo dude…I am glad you figured it out and moved on.

 

One man’s journey for the meaning of success opens his eyes to what is truly valuable and meaningful in his world and isn’t that how it should be?

 

Climbing Maya by Ken La Salle is a thought provoking book that may keep you up at night as you ponder what is your meaning to success.

 

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A Curse and A Mystery – The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by K C Tansley @KourHei

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (The Unbelievables Book #1) - K.C. Tansley

 

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by K C Tansley has been on my TBR shelf since 2015, so I was very excited when I got the chance to review it, and Book II, The Girl Who Saved Ghosts, in The Unbelievables series.

 

Cover:  Creative Paramita

 

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts (The Unbelievables, #1)

 

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Mystery and intrigue, love and magic. Will she lose herself before she finds the answers that could save them all? Kat Preston will have to travel back in time to find out.

 

To save herself, Kat Preston had to become an Unbeliever. Now, in college, she surrounds herself with others, including her best friend, Morgan, who helps keep the ghosts at bay.

 

The Unbelievers makes me think of Ghost Whisperer. I watched the TV show all the time, and can sometimes catch reruns even today.

 

These ghosts call themselves the Unbelievables. Good ones. Bad ones. And all those in between.

 

Kat and her friends are going to Castle Creighton for a school research project. She is worried because it’s like stepping out of the frying pan and into the fire. They will be researching the murder and curse in the Radcliffe family.

 

I was quickly caught up in this ghostly mystery. The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts has all you need for a great ghost story, a castle, a curse, some romance and possession, travel to the past, and danger and intrigue. There are many suspects and the mystery was harder to solve that I thought it would be.

 

 I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by K C Tansley.

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Echoes from the Past – Answers for Julie by Cate Beauman @CateBeauman

Answers For Julie: Book Nine In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series - Cate Beauman
 

 

Cate Beauman writes some of the best suspense thrillers I have read and The Bodyguards of LA Country is a series that has kept me entertained for many hours.

Answers for Jule is a perfect example of why I like prologues. How about you?

 

She also has some pretty fantastic covers, so be sure and check them out.

 

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Answers For Julie (The Bodyguards of L.A. County, #9)

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MY REVIEW

 

Answers For Julie by Cate Beauman hooked me from the very beginning. It also ra

ises the question, do you like Prologues? After reading this one, you may be convinced.

Chase Rider is back in Bakersville, to fix up his grandmother’s home that he inherited when she died, and to sell it. He works for Ethan Security in Los Angeles and he is determined to head back as soon as possible. Little does he know that grandma had other plans for him. Memories surround him, so it’s off to get some comfort food, and I agree, pizza is the best. That is why I love Cate Beauman’s stories so much. She hits all the buttons and make me feel as if I am walking through the pages WITH the characters.

 

He, literally, bumps into Julie. She is as beautiful as ever. They had been childhood friends and sweethearts. It has been ten years, ten long years, since they have seen each other. The attraction for both of them has never left, but will they admit it? No way. In fact, Chase is being quite the **** and I wish he’d get over himself. lol

 

I wondered when the past would meet the future, but I did’t see this. I am only at 18% and lapping up the words like a thirsty dog. I can hardly wait to see how the story unravels. Now, I need to keep myself from racing through the pages so fast I miss the mysterious journey along the way.

 

A simple trip to the grocery store changed everything for Julie. Oh man, now I won’t be able to quit until the last page is read. A sense of anticipation overwhelms me and I see how Chase, the handsome hunk from Ethan Security, will come in handy, his tools, his connections with the FBI…I am at 30% and I cannot imagine what the next 70% will hold.

 

The romance is back and forth, yeah, expected that, but it’s not too much. Enough to seem real but not so much to make the story lag. Good job Cate. But what about the mystery? Seems cut and dried, so where are you taking this?

 

UH OH! I am a very suspicious and mistrusting person and I hope Julie is too.

 

I am always trying to figure out the story before I learn it and love when twists and turns keep my head spinning and my fingers flipping pages. I know I’ve been thinking of the right motive the whole time, but who is the villain? OH NO! I just thought…NO…that can”t be right. Then who?

 

My eyes are so blurry I can hardly see the words. I have to take a break.

 

OK, now I get why Miranda did what she did.

 

Every time I think the end has to be around the corner, Cate Beauman throws more mystery and danger at me. I love how she twists and turn me in the direction she wants me to go and I eagerly follow. I have a few suspects left…

 

Heartache, smiles, romance, love, mystery and danger. All the elements that make a perfect romantic suspense thriller, plus, putting this over the top!

 

I purchased Answer For Julie by Cate Beauman from Amazon back in October of 2016. I would have read it sooner had I known what I was missing.

 

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Horror Shorts – Hardened Hearts by Gwendolyn Kiste @gwendolynkiste

Hardened Hearts - Eddie Generous, Somer Canon, Calvin Demmer, Gwendolyn Kiste, Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi, Meg Elison, Theresa Braun, Laura Blackwell, John Boden, Kathleen W. Deady, James R. Newman

 

 

Hardened Hearts

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MY REVIEW

 

Hardened Hearts is a collection of short stories that is gross, lovely, sad, scary, terrifying, evil and all that is in between. The characters hearts will be laid bare, some  you can literally  see. Are you afraid yet? Some of the horror can be  in told a few pages, some will take longer, but all of them are sure to entertain you. I give the collection four stars, but have also included a one sentence review for each story.

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Photography Book – Walk With Me by Debra Schoenberger @RedheadWithBook @iReadBookTours

WALK WITH ME - Debra Schoenberger
 

Book Details:

 

Book Title: Walk with Me by Debra Schoenberger
Category: Adult non-fiction / Photography – 104 pages
Genre: Documentary / Street Photography / Travel
Publisher: Blurb
Release date: December 26, 2017
Tour dates: March 5 to 23, 2018
Content Rating: G

 

MY REVIEW

 

I think the title for Walk With Me by Debra Schoenberger speaks for itself, photographs taken on the fly. Expensive cameras are not required to save the moment for future enjoyment. I think most of us have a trusty cellphone with us.

 

I have been shooting photography for a long time and my camera has been with me longer than my Kindle, though both are now ‘a must have on me all the time’ companion.

 

I’m sure there is a photograph in Walk With Me that will make you smile, maybe create a frown, or provoke some heavy thinking.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Walk With Me by Debra Schoenberger.

 

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Have You Ever Been…Jinxed by Donna Augustine @donnaugustine

Jinxed (Karma) (Volume 2) - Donna Augustine
 

 

The covers for the Karma series are FABULOUS.

Would you choose a book for that reason alone?

 

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MY REVIEW

 

First thing, I would recommend reading the Karma series in order. I started Jinxed some time after reading Karma and it took me a while to refresh my memory of where I left off. After that, though, the book took off and Karma is leading me down a twisted and dangerous path.

 

Karma has an attitude and it gets her in a lot of trouble. She is stubborn, mule headed, independent and determined to do it herself. She is snarky with a big chip on her shoulder. God help those who cross her when it is time to pay the piper.

 

The characters straddle the world between the living and the dead. That doesn’t mean they don’t like hot sex and good food. Can you kill a dead person? Do you believe in Santa and the Tooth Fairy? How about Murphy, Lady Luck, Fate? Kitty has her black cats, except for one, Smoke, who is gray now that he’s retired. Jockey has his Night Mares, which Karma will be one of the few to meet, other than us, the readers. Mother Nature, you really don’t want to piss her off.

 

Paddy plays an important, but somewhat, cameo role. He thinks Karma could be the one to save them and time is running out for him.

 

The Guardians of the doors, that allow for transport between the worlds, don’t have many friends, but Karma is one of them. She found their sweet spot and it will pay off in her times of need.

 

I love how everyone runs from Cupid when they see him coming. LOL Don’t want him messing with your love life…or do you?

 

Everything she went through as a transfer, all the confusion, Karma felt they needed a manual to make it easier for everyone. After all, humans have job description, don’t they?

 

Seeing Jinxed is the second book in the series, I don’t want to tell you too much, but I laughed, cringed, and raced my way through it.

 

Do you believe? Is there more to life and death than meets the eye? Do you want there to be more? Which role would you want to play in the world of transfers? There will be a job available, because they do retire.

 

The Karma series has captured me and transferred me to a place where I can have one foot in the our world and one foot in theirs.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Jinxed by Donna Augustine.

 

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Mistaken Identity – One Taste of You by Amanda Siegrist @amanda_siegrist

One Taste of You (A One Taste Novel Book 1) - Amanda Siegrist

 

Do you have any plans for the summer? Need some great romantic mysteries for your summer beach reading season? Look no further than Amanda Siegrist’s One Taste series. Some hot lovin’ and hunkalicious men will have you heating up, even on a cloudy day.

 

One Taste of You

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MY REVIEW

 

A love story we are all familiar with, but Amanda Siegrist throws in a little twist in One Taste of You. Boy dumps girl. Don’t get mad, party. And that’s what Zoe does, meeting her besties for a night out on the town. In walks…

 

Zeke. He is a homicide detective, who has been recruited to work under cover to bust a pimp. Uh Oh. I think I know where this is going and I think it is going to be a fun ride..

One Taste…that’s all he wants.

 

Hot and steamy sexual situations.  It’s insta lust all right. And boy did Zeke ever blow a good thing. He is haunted by his actions and can’t get her out of his mind.

 

A murder brings them back together. Can he win over a hurt and angry Zoe?

 

A trio of ladies, some hunkalicious cop. I can see where this series is going and I am happy to be along for the ride.

 

I love the dialogue and verbal bantering between Zeke and Ben. And Zoe, Rina and Dee. I love all the characters, and I didn’t see the ‘final’ danger until it came knocking.

 

One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist is a fun, easy reading romance, with a mystery and murder on the side. Not quite as intense as her other romantic suspense series I read, but great for your summer reading list.

 

The romance is the entree and the mystery is the salad. Amanda has me so invested in the characters, I feel I must continue reading the next book…and the next book…and I did.

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Unputdownable! – In The Dark by Chris Patchell @chris_patchell

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In the Dark

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MY REVIEW

 

In The Dark by Chris Patchell starts out with terror and a sense of wrongness from the opening pages, but I was hooked by the fabulous cover. I love stories that are filled with suspense and the pacing of In The Dark kept me racing through the pages. Unputdownable!

 

The story is familiar and I love that Chris Patchell is not afraid of killing off characters right and left, making me wonder who will be left standing. The killer is exposed early, but that did nothing to prepare me for the twists and turns, the horrific story of a villain running AMOK, driven, haunted by his past.

 

Even knowing the shit is coming and to say it’s going to hit the fan doesn’t lessen the gut punch, shock and horror of the evil men do to one another.

 

Warning:  Begin early in the morning to avoid the dark shadows and give yourself time to finish. I feel once you get into the gritty, you won’t be able to quit!

 

I won In The Dark by Chris Patchell and the rest is history. She is on my radar and has become a must read author for me.

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Big Bad Wolf – Despite The Fangs by Dylan Newton #DylanNewton

Despite the Fangs - Dylan Newton

 

 

I love the cool blue colored cover for Despite The Fangs by Dylan Newton. The coolness depicts the location, the Adirondack Mountains and it’s done in a way that all the elements mesh together without being too busy. Great job Rae Monet Inc Design.

 

Despite the Fangs

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MY REVIEW

 

I found Dylan Newton by winning one of her books in a giveaway, Any Witch Way. I loved it so much, that when I was given a chance to read Despite The Fangs, I was gung ho. And…

 

Aribella Lupari is the Alpha of the Lypari wolfpack.

 

Ari has become a stalker werewolf. It’s not her fault. It was all an accident. It was love at first smell, when she and her brother were out on a rescue mission in the Adirondacks

No time for a snack of rabbit tar tar. I love the light, humorous writing.

She IS Tracker Inc. Need someone found? Missing hikers, no problem. Villains, the best. Children were the most difficult cases. When the opportunity comes up to rescue a kidnapped child that would net them what they need to allow them to take their company global, thus enabling them to combine werewolves across the world under an umbrella of independence, how could she turn it down. Until…

 

He walks in. The sexual tension was flaming hot before they even met face to face.They both deny the attraction, and when it comes to the paranormal, I find it easier to accept the instalove. Once they surrender to their urges I feel like I can sit back, relax, and get to the crux of the story and I am really curious to find out the what of Mason. I love the fabulous twist, that I wasn’t expecting, and you will need to read the book to know more. It’s so good, I refuse to spoil it for you.

 

Different from the usual paranormal, supernatural werewolf stories I read. I am always on the lookout for something different, something a little more…This rrrrighteously wonderful surprise made me stay up until three in the morning, because I had to get to the action packed, riveting, heart pounding ending.

 

Despite The Fangs is not my first Dylan Newton story and it will not be my last. She has a way of taking the run of the mill story and flipping it upside down and inside out, with her excellent writing that will surprise and delight.

“Anyway, I’ve got to go. Thanks so much. I…enjoyed my time with you. Bear mauling, and tranquilizer gun aside, it’s rare to find a guy that’ll accept me. Ask the three little pigs. Or the brat with the red riding cape.”

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Spellbinding – The Dragon’s Playlist by Laura Bickle @Laura_Bickle

The Dragon's Playlist - Laura Bickle

OMG, what an amazing cover for The Dragon’s Playlist by Laura Bickle. If this is any indication of the story inside, I can hardly wait to get started. How about you?

 

Cover:  Danielle Fine

 

The Dragon's Playlist

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MY REVIEW

 

I have heard some rumors about Laura Bickle’s writing and now I know, IT’S TRUE! She can spin a heart pounding tale of love and loss, and fantasy and fiction, that blend together in a spellbinding read that you will not be able to put down.

 

Diamond came home to see her ailing father. It is terrible to see a parent weak, ill, a parody of their former self. He had been hurt in a mine cave in.

 

Oh man, she’s got a porcelain unicorn collection. Me too. She talks of her love for trees and the forest. I love them too. I also had a treehouse, and, like hers, it was really just a couple of boards nailed to a couple of branches. BUT, I never had a fiery something coming my way. Hmmm…is it a shadow…is that fire?

 

Money issues force her to take a break from college and she is not happy about it. She is resentful, even though she knows it’s the only way to help her parents. Her ex-boyfriend, Jason, seems to be a permanent fixture at her parents home. She thought it was odd, until she found out why Jason and her dad had such a close relationship.

 

Another mining story with the same theme, attitudes, danger, treehuggers…and the miners who need the jobs. I have read several books, recently, about coal mining and it pisses me off every time it comes up. We shouldn’t be underground, like rats, mining for an obsolete product. Well…let me collect myself…These type of stories get my emotions roiling and I am filled with anger, disgust, sadness, and a feeling of ambivalence.

 

I couldn’t help but laugh at the mention of noodling, and if you haven’t heard of it you are in for a laugh or two. It’s a southern thing. They were supposed to be looking for Buzzard Bill, but the kids are easily bored.

 

Whoa…Not what I was expecting and I love it. Reminds me of Mothman…a bit.

 

The characters have some decisions to make, some attitudes to adjust and some romantic feelings to sort out. Their futures are not easy to discern and their problems read like a true story as they struggle day by day. Sometimes we don’t get all the dreams of our youth, but, like Diamond, there can still be love, happiness and a feeling of contentment.

 

At seventy percent, I am feeling so sad. I went from childlike wonder to anger and disappointment, sorrow and hope. So much heartache. Can there possibly be any happiness left?

 

I cannot stop reading…I must know…OMG! Fabulous, fiery, fantastic, flaming, flawless fantasy!

 

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Review & Giveaway – The Boy Who Swallows Flies by Michael F Stewart @MichaelFStewart @XpressoReads

The Boy Who Swallows Flies - Michael F. Stewart

I know the target audience for The Boy Who Swallows Flies by Michael F Stewart is 4-7, but I am young at heart and loved every minute of it. How about you?

 

Amazing cover done by Martin Stiff

 

The Boy Who Swallows Flies Michael F. Stewart
Publication date: February 15th 2018
Genres: Middle-Grade, Mystery, Superhero

 

MY REVIEW

 

Michael F Stewart has a way of taking a simple story and leading me down a road I didn’t anticipate, but am so very happy to travel. He layers bits on top of bits and I cannot imagine any child…or any person, for that matter…not reveling in his imaginative, creative and excellently written stories that leave me anticipating the next one.

 

Jerrod faints a lot, thus the helmet on the cover. His falling out isn’t all bad, in fact there is a benefit, but he’s loathe to share it and I’m sure not going to tell you. You will have to read this wonderful story to find out for yourself.

 

Gavin is his only friend, other than the bugs he collects. He is the Bug boy, and he revels in it. Gavin is gifted, very smart. Jerrod thinks he’s the dumbest kid in school, but Gavin doesn’t believe that. He just believes Jerrod hasn’t found his ‘aptitude’ yet.

 

I love the world he lives in…letting some of his bugs run free in his room. Like Jerrod, we all have something special to offer the world, we just have to find out ‘talent’. You never know what will lead to your future, so you need to keep your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and hands open. 

 

I can see how Micheal F Stewart has left the options open for more daring adventures with Jarrod, Gavin, and Jarrod’s new friend, Dog girl. Please say it’s so, Michael.

 

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Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

 

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Horrorlicious – The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen #Chris Sorensen @RoxanneRhoads

The Nightmare Room - Chris Sorensen

The Nightmare Room

The Messy Man Series

Book One

Chris Sorensen

         

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

 

Publisher: Harmful Monkey Press

 

Date of Publication: 1/25/2018

 

ISBN: 978-0998342412

ASIN: B07943P5S8

 

Number of pages: 273

Word Count: 45,000

 

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Tagline: The past is always present in the Nightmare Room.

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MY REVIEW

 

I love it…Don’t go in the basement. LOL Bad things happen in the basements of horror novels and I must admit, at least through words, I want to be one of the first to venture into the dark, dank depths of the abyss.

 

Once you read The Nightmare Room, you will realize how appropriate the tag line is to the story.

 

As soon as Peter Larson returned to his home town, Maple City, I knew…it’s on. The scenario made me think of Steven King and I am eager to see if Chris Sorensen can meet my expectations.

 

Peter’s life is messy and it’s not getting any better since the move. One problem after another. Isn’t that life for all of us? Peter is the thinker, Hannah is the doer.

 

Hannah thinks positive, when she sees the house:

 

A broke place we can put back together.

 

I wonder how long she’ll be saying that. LOL

 

Peter thinks:

 

This was every house in every horror movie he’d ever seen.

 

He saw the padlock and I thought, walk away dude. Don’t open that door. Don’t do it….then I thought, DO IT. DO IT. DO IT, as a big smile lit up my face. Oh yeah, some call me Scary Sherry and I’m proud of it!

 

A haunted house, yes, but it is so much more than that. Peter meets it up close and personal, while Hannah is along for the ride.

 

The suspense and anticipation kept me flipping the pages. Plenty of chills, thrills, and bumps in the night. First I feared for Peter, then Hannah, who would not let him face IT alone.

 

The story seemed familiar, but, it didn’t stay that way. I love the spin Chris Sorensen

 

gave The Nightmare Room, and the ending…Well done. In the last chapter, each page unfolded giving more delight than the last. Surprised me and I dare say it will surprise you too.

 

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4 Stars

 

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The Sirens of Griffin Bay – Breakwater by Errin Stevens @errinstevens

Breakwater  - Errin Stevens
 

 

All right, I’m back with the mer gang in Breakwater by Errin Stevens…and loving every minute of it.

 

And another fabulous cover!

 

Breakwater (The Mer Chronicles, #2)

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MY REVIEW

 

 Breakwater, is Book II of The Mer Chronicles by Errin Stevens, so I want to be careful and not spoil any of this wonderful story of mers and humans that I fell so in love with, that as soon as I finished Updrift, Book I, I began Breakwater.
 
The loss of one of their own brings a runaway back to the fold and causes an upheaval at the palace. The mer world has many of the same issues of the human world, and, of course, the mers have rebellious ones, quite like us humans.
 
More and more mers are becoming curious about humans and land life. Changes are coming.
 
I haven’t read a mermaid story where humans and mers interact so intimately and I am loving every minute of it. The more I read, the more I become engrossed in the story. I highly recommend all of you mermaid and siren lovers out there to grab this series and enter a fantasy world that will let your imagination run wild.
 
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Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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Tick Tock – The Pendulum Files by P M Terrell @pmterrell

The Pendulum Files (Black Swamp Mysteries) - P.M. Terrell

OMG! The colors for The Pendulum Files by P M Terrell will jump off any bookshelf. I would grab the book for that reason alone, but the story inside kept me reading long into the night.

 

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The Pendulum Files (Black Swamp Mysteries)

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MY REVIEW

 

The beginning of The Pendulum Files by P M Terrell slapped me awake!

 

Dylan’s Song was soooo good, I just had to jump right into The Pendulum Files by P M Terrell and it began with a sense of foreboding and danger that more than met my expectations. Reeled me in, hook, line and sinker.

 

Each book can stand alone, with recurring characters and occasionally a new one added. They have become my family and I don’t want you to miss anything, so I do recommend beginning at the beginning. I believe, once you start, you won’t want to stop.

 

I love P M Terrell’s ability to layer plots, with multiple storylines running throughout.

The story will take us back to WWII and the lost riches of the Germans.

 

A premonition…

 

Oops, they missed that one and I wonder what will bite them in the ass because of it. OH NO! We take a terrible twist and Vicki becomes a primary target.

 

Brenda may be a second tier character, but I love her. She is a badass, take no prisoner type of gal, tough as nails. She will not stand still and let HIM take her out. She has her issues, has crossed the line and back again, but no one can accuse her of sitting idly by and letting life happen to her. She would fight on her own terms.

 

She brought Christopher to life. She is wild, passionate, unpredictable, and there is nothing he won’t do for her.

 

In Chris’ apartment…Gabucci…Brenda…the balcony…the fall…OMG! I fought along with Christopher…I was terrified for Brenda…OMG…I don’t believe it. P M, what are you doing to them. The author is not afraid to put her characters through the ringer, and make me wonder who will be left standing in the end.

 

The pendulum haunts Vicki. She is the only one to hear it. What does it mean?

 

Dylan has some of the craziest, funniest, ridiculous superstitions and insists, “It’s true.” I smile and shake my head at each and every one. Now, that’s some great writing P.

 

The political machinations read as if they are current events and, of course, there is misconduct, conspiracy, maybe even treason.

 

Even though the bombing of the ships mystery is solved, the story is far from over. What this family will face in the next dangerous adventure I can only guess, and I am eager to find out. Sooo, I eagerly being reading Cloak and Mirrors.

 

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Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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