Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, October 16, 2017

REVIEW - Monsters & Angels by Anne Marie Andrus

In a realm where the boundary between good and evil is as murky as the Mississippi River and immortal does not mean invincible, will Sorcha ever risk her shattered heart and love again? Can the magical harmony of the Crescent City give her enough courage to fulfill her eternal destiny?

Double, or.... Something - Jack & Hyde (The Tracings #1) by Cloud S. Riser

" I absolutely LOVED this book. It had mystery, intrigue, a little romance, teenage angst, and even some comedy. Ms Riser has me hooked - I am eagerly anticipating the next installment in The Tracings Series." - Julie, Goodreads

life was awesome - The Divinity of Anila by Cloud S. Riser

"Cloud S. Riser is a very talented author! Every book is a new adventure and this time is no different. 
Grab your copy, dive into it and watch the sparks fly!"

Welcome to the scariest place on Earth - Monsterland by Michael Okon

"Right in time for Halloween, or perfect for anytime of the year. Theme parks and monsters! This book took me hostage from the beginning and kept me hooked until the end. Okon has delivered a riveting tale that includes werewolves, zombies and monsters. And the writing in this horror novel is top notch." - Sarah, Goodreads

the disaster is only a bite away - Hunter's Moon by Tess Grant

Kitty Irish has heard all the rumors swirling around Daniel Phinney. Most of them involve a gun, a flask, and a temper. One chance encounter with the WWII veteran over a grisly find in the woods pulls the cover off the dark secrets of their small town, and Kitty is drawn into an unlikely partnership. 

She was made for it. - Premonition (The Division #1) by Leigh Walker

"In this action packed novel, I identified with Riley wanting answers to her questions. I felt her confusion and emotions that she went through. There is romance and some violence in the story. It is a great start to the series the author is going to write. I look forward to reading the next book. Read and enjoy!" - Susan, Goodreads

Some stories are epic. - The Stark Divide (Liminal Sky #1) by J. Scott Coatsworth

"There is so much in here that hits all my personal hot spots: World-building that slowly unfolds without a ton of expository text; flawed but likable characters; both subtle and overt references to favorite speculative fiction; action that’s low on both sex and violence; social themes; and a what-will-happen-next plot." - AM Leibowitz, Goodreads

to change the future … for everyone - Damned (Magnus Blackwell #1) by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor

"The detailing of this book makes it the perfect escapism read. The appearance of a Maine Coon cat is a mystery. I don't know if it gets any better than this, but I'm anxiously awaiting the next book. Paranormal fans are in for a treat." - Janet, Goodreads

is love strong enough? Prince of Fools (House of Terriot #3) by Nancy Gideon

He’s afraid to take the leap . . . She’s afraid of the fall
A dark prince to her Cinderella barmaid . . .
Rico . . . Prince in the shapeshifter House of Terriot

she’s off limits - At Last in Laguna (Finding Forever in Laguna #2) by Claire Marti

Alyssa Morgan has secretly been in love with her older brother Nick’s best friend, Brandt Dempsey, since she was an awkward, lonely teenager. When she catches the bouquet at Nick’s wedding, she throws caution to the wind and propositions Brandt to a two-week fling. 

Things look different when you're dead - Deadspeak 2 (Deadspeak Mysteries #2) by Ruth Bainbridge

It’s Halloween and a group of teens throw a party at Harbinger Falls’ most celebrated haunted estate. It’s all fun and games until a session with an Ouija board guides the partygoers to the body of a young girl hidden in the attic. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop INTL

Mythical Book' Prize

fueled by terror of a shadowy world - Bear's Shadow (Vendetta Series #2) by Desiree L. Scott

"This story will certainly keep your attention from start to finish, full of twists, surprises, catch up with previous characters but it will take you into the world of sex- trafficking, kidnapping and murder...... absolutely loved it." - Karen, Goodreads

Why did her heart have to choose him? - Just Friends (The Agency, #1) by Elizabeth Grey

"It's a rough ride in places. Lots of things happen in this book which make for a whole lot of angst! Through it all, the love between the main characters kept me hooked and I won't spoil it by revealing the ending, but it was real heart-warming." - Sallie, Goodreads

Zero Slade is not a bad guy - In Wolves’ Clothing by Greg Levin

"With a thriller’s pace and twists, the novel grabs you and won’t let go. And it goes deep, exploring the protagonist’s motivations for working to free child sex slaves, and the damage his growing obsession causes his marriage. The characters are vivid, the dialogue is sharp, and Caleb, the protagonist’s new partner, steals your heart." - Kathleen, Goodreads

Three gloriously wicked mafia bosses - Lure (Mafia Queen #1) by C.M. Stunich

"Lure was an exquisite read. It's the kind of read where you stay up WAY beyond your bedtime because you simply can't put the book down. Those are the best kind of reads, for me. I gobbled Lure up as if it would turn into a pumpkin at midnight and I find myself counting down the days until the next volume releases."- Denise, Goodreads

secrets could turn deadly - The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr

Behind-the-scenes secrets could turn deadly for Desmond and Riley
Life in the Heights has never been easy for seventeen-year-old Riley Frost, but when she’s publicly dumped and outed at the same time, she becomes an immediate social outcast at her high school.

What she doesn’t know just might kill her - Ashes to Memories (Ashes to Ashes #5) by Annie Anderson

"Action, adventure, good vs. evil, love, loss, loyalty, friendship, family, hot sex, magic, wraiths, witches, phoenix, cougar, wolves, and lots of suspense. This entire series will suck you in and you want want to leave. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. Still want a TV series of this!!! " - Suzanne, Goodreads

she knows she’s different - The Beautiful Dead by Jun Prince

Yubin knows she’s different than the other girls in the pop group SIITY. Yes, they all got sucked into the same machine, giving up schooling and signing ridiculously long contracts before anyone knew if they’d be successful, but that’s how pop stars are made in Korea. Yubin is supposed to be thankful for that, but she isn’t. She doesn’t even like the girls she performs with.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

why not? Sure Thing by Jana Aston

"Romantic Comedy fans will absolutely love this book! If you’re looking for a fun and flirty book that will make you squirm and laugh out loud in the same sentence--look not further. This is it! Buy it now!" -Tijuana, Goodreads

He can feel people's emotions - Murder Feels Awful (Empath Detective #1) by Bill Alive

He can feel people's emotions. And murderers feel awful. 
Buy this hilarious cozy mystery today! Right now, even! Seriously, at this limited-time launch price of 99 cents, it'll cost you more to lose time thinking about it than to click RIGHT NOW and jump in! Plus, there's a whole extra mystery book waiting for you inside ... for free...

the riddle of love - The Nameless Land by Lazlo Rappaport

Lilith braced herself. Had the scent of Egyptian chamomile betrayed her presence? Even if it had, she kept quiet. For a while, she observed Anastasia. More than anything, Lilith marveled at how much the young lady’s blindness had come to complement her beauty. The blank dreamlike expression in her big blue eyes made her look like an angel—something incorruptible. 

their family legacy is much darker than they realized - Surrendering the Past by Pamela Lynne

"A dark family legacy, a prodigal son returns, a young woman caught in a web of deceit, and an evil that will take great cunning to defeat. This introduction to the Granville Legacy set things in motion and I can't wait to see it all play out." - Sophia, Goodreads

rioting and assassination plots break out in the streets - Revelations (The Aria Knight Chronicles #2) by Alesha Escobar

"A quick paced read that sucks you in from page one. I literally couldn't put this book down once I started. I enjoyed learning a little more about the characters and uncovering their pasts. I look forward to discovering more." - Ashley, Goodreads

hiding away isn't an option - The Soul Guide Series by Kelly Stock

“Wow! I could not put this book down. The way Kelly writes encaptures you and takes you to another place. Her vivid imagination and the way she describes every detail enables you to picture in your mind being there with Sybil on this spiritual journey. It only took me two days to read and I can't wait for the next instalment to see what happens next.”

Dream: Part 2 of Mental Damnation by Konn Lavery

"Dark and Captivating!
Konn Lavery’s writing hooks you in by painting graphical imagery with each word that progressively moves the twisted fantasy story forward.
Dream was a real pager-turner and ends in a dramatic cliffhanger, leaving a number of sub plots unexplained and making it quite clear that there will be a sequel." - BDianne, Goodreads

An army must be raised - Issaura's Claws (Incarn Saga #1) by Katharine E. Wibell

"Issaura's Claws is a story of friendship, courage, loyalty, and gender neutrality.
The characters of Issaura's Claws are dynamic and full of surprises. 
The author has done an incredible job of keeping readers on their toes throughout the story." - Ankita, Goodreads

they don’t take failure as an option - Defending Hannah: A Delta Force Defenders Novel by Jennifer Becker

"This is the second book I've read by this author and once again I've been totally blown away! I read this book in one sitting, I was hooked from the first page and spat out at the end. [...] There are a lot of twists and turns, some you don't see coming. The story flows at a fast pace that keeps you turning the page, the chemistry between Ben and Hannah scorch the pages! I can't wait for the next book in this series, another amazing read by this author." - Susan, Goodreads

losing someone else might... This Dark Light by Nazarea Andrews

"This Dark Light is a captivating story. The book sucked me in and I read it in one sitting, I couldn´t put it down.
The writing is great, I love the characters and the mysterious flair of the book. I love the story and I love the words." - Konny, Goodreads

Not everyone is good at being a witch - Delightfully Witchy (Delightfully Witchy #1) by Acacia K. Parker

"To be a bit corny, this book was delightful! I loved the characters, the action and the build-up to love. I have read a lot of paranormal romances and this has to be one of my favorites. The characters are easy to relate to and I quickly developed a vested interest in their well-being." - Lisa, Goodreads

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October Howl-O-Ween Giveaway Hop (INTL)

Giveaway HOP hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It


REVIEW Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green

Vickie has always lived a quiet, ordinary life in an equally quiet and ordinary small town. 
Evil is inching closer to those she holds dear and Vickie isn’t sure who she can ultimately trust.

Review - Fix Your Diet, Fix Your Diabetes: Your Dietary Solution to Reversing Diabetes by Tony Hampton

Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

the landscape of her own heart - The Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson

"What a beautiful, powerful book that reminded me of one of my favorite movies, LOCAL HERO, but with a darker, more compelling edge. I read this novel in one sitting, captivated by the song of the rugged Irish setting, the lure of two tortured souls trying to rebuild their lives after tragedy and addiction, the undercurrents of resilience and hope." - Barbara, Goodreads

hypocritical mores - Honourable Lies by Fran Connor

"Driving rain from a sky as dark as a dungeon swept across wheat fields and meadows while damp sheep sought refuge under sturdy English oaks. It lashed against the ancient, leaded windows as if it were a bo’sun with a cat o’ nine tails, and howled like a tormented soul through the bell tower."

“Are there such things as ghosts?” - Molly Greyson's Ghost by Roberta Hoffer

"This mansion is full of mystery and action. This was a great, fun, action packed, fast paced story. It even had me looking over my shoulder a few times as I read it at night. I enjoyed every minute of it. I highly suggest this to mystery lovers, especially paranormal mystery lovers." - Mary Kazen, Goodreads

A little kindness does make a difference - Did I Ever Thank You, Sister? by Sal Di Leo

"The book often brought me to tears because of how many challenges Sal and his siblings had to face in their youth. Reading about Sal’s dreams, tribulations, and how he grew and changed as a person was very inspiring." - Majanka, Goodreads

The only way to hunt down a killer is to become one… 37 Hours (Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller #2) by J.F. Kirwan, Barry Kirwan

"The book is intensely action packed. It’s filled with twists and turns, and red-herrings, and had my heart racing for most of it. There are also some kick arse characters, Nadia and Lorne, two females, at the forefront, proving that spy thrillers work just as well with women leading the way" 

Hell hath no Fury. - Ruin of the Gods (The Elysium Legacies #3) by Erin Hayes

"This was a great story set in both the human world and the realm of the Greek gods. [...] Well written as always from Erin and very easy to feel and empathise with the thoughts and emotions of the characters." Mandy, Goodreads

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What could go wrong - Demon Freaks by J.R.R.R. Hardison, Jim Hardison

"Jim RRR Hardison, is a master at juxtaposing the fantastic with the ordinary in such a brilliant way as to make you just sit back and grin in appreciation. [...] A perfect book to read aloud to your kids on a dark and stormy night. I cannot wait for the next adventure. " - Mango, Goodreads

I saw something I never should have seen. - I Stole His Car (Love at First Crime, #1) by Jessica Frances

"[R]ead the story yourself, you will not regret it. The story of the escape, the survival, the mourning, and the love. Ava and Zander found themselves when they needed one another most, together they found a way out of deception and danger, in sincere friendship and love.
I can only say that I can hardly wait for the next one the series!" - Janja, Goodreads

a deadly adventure in paradise... Death of the Kona Man (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #9) by Catherine Bruns

While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget! visit us at AlohalagoonMysteries

Who keeps the Royal Marine's heart safe? - The Royal Marine (The Sin Bin #4) by Dahlia Donovan

"The book keeps its upbeat tone even in face of complication arising in their life. The relationship shifts and grows as we get to know characters better. It has a nice, unhurried pace. The “I love you's” come in emotionally charged moment.It's a lovely upbeat read designed to lift reader's spirits and bring a smile on his face. In my humble opinion, everyone can use something this funny and sweet."" Maya, Goodreads

Just Right : A Something Just Ain't Right Novella by Sheena Binkley

Love. Some people don’t get to experience it in their lifetime. Some are just scared to. I can say that I’m blessed to have experienced it with Morgan. I knew the moment I’d laid my brown eyes on him that he would be my soulmate. After everything we have been through, it just made my love for him even stronger.

In the sky above there was no sun - Call Your Steel by G.D. Penman

G.D. Penman’s Call Your Steel is an gritty, action-packed dark fantasy filled with intrigue, brutality and Lovecraftian horror.
Their paths may cross and their fates may entwine but what can mere mortals do in the face of the vast alien power of the Eaters of the Gods?

A man. A vampire. A love story....A Mortal Indiscretion: Author's Cut by Barbra E. Ross

"This book isn't your average Vampire story. It's unique and takes you into a new world of fantasy.
Barbara E. Ross painted such vivid pictures in my mind with the words that she wrote within this book."- Rianna, Goodreads

Poppy Mayberry: Return To Power Academy (Nova Kids #2) by Jennie K. Brown

"This series has all you can want in a middle grade novel. The length is appropriate, the pacing moves quickly, and the intrigue of a mystery. Excited to see if their more in an upcoming novels as not all questions are answered in this one." - Jan, Goodreads