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.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

on the wrong end of a .32 - Crimson Footprints (Crimson Footprints #1) by Shewanda Pugh

18+ "Wow! Yes, that is the word. I opened this book expecting nothing and I ended up with everything. Literally. This book hooked me from page 1 and never did my attention falter. The book is just so refreshing. It’s so fresh and new, the concept unexplored, at least as far as my reading is concerned." - Pragya, Goodreads

the first governor - Master of Alaska by Roger Seiler

"This author has a beautiful way of crafting gripping stories, reveling in the scenes, sensing the pine-scented air, ducking arrows, and creating heart-stopping action with his characters. I loved the book and you will too! Recommended to anyone who has ever viewed Alaska as mysterious and alluring. You were right!" - Virginia, Goodreads

Reforming a bad boy - Seducing the Heartbreaker ( #2) by Christine Glover

"SEDUCING THE HEARTBREAKER is an intelligent book, with intensely sensual sex scenes, and fully fleshed-out, realistic, and very engaging characters. Ms. Glover’s prose is impeccable, and with this book, the author’s tremendous writing skills shine as she makes a familiar trope seem brand new. SEDUCING THE HEARTBREAKER is a fine, fine book!" - Monique, Goodreads

She won’t hesitate - Gate of Air (Dragon Gods #1) by Resa Nelson

"And I was totally surprised by how the book ended. Now I cannot wait to see what happens next. My honest review is - an enjoyable read that mixed history, magic, and gods into a story that makes you want to read the next book."Christinaraven, Goodreads

the Fey conquered Earth - Gears of Fate (Forgotten Gods #1) by Wilbert Stanton

"Do you like Greek Mythology? How about Steampunk? What about a great story with likeable characters and a fresh plot? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then "Gears of Fate" is the book for you. [...] Stanton takes creative liberty with traditional mythology and adds his unique flair. " - Daniel, Volpe

Sex, secrets and slaughter - Seduction Squad: Tainted by Amanda Stewart

18++ What she'll do to Theo is her reward.
Christie hadn't bargained on her body betraying her, or on Theo still being all she ever wanted. And while Theo can't get enough of Christie, he's suspicious—and on borrowed time: Christie's not the only party guest out for revenge

nothing but chaos…Fates and Furies (Sphinx #4) by Raye Wagner

"An absolutely amazing addition to The Sphinx series. This series just gets better and better. "

another chance? - Taking Chances (Windsor Falls, #2) by Kimberley O'Malley

Katie Fitzgerald learned the hard way about love. She vowed to never get involved with a doctor at work, and when she did, he broke her heart. Older and wiser, Katie is serious about never getting hurt again. 

#Trailer reveal - The Prophetess by Desy Smith

Fallen from Heaven and forced to live amongst the humans in exile, angel Ezekiel bares the tragic fate of a disgraced angel. Having overheard the rebellious Lucifer’s plans to rise up against the sanctuary of Heaven, Ezekiel remains silent, and for his inaction, he is cast from the pearly gates and onto the unforgiving lands of the mortals.

A MEDDLE OF WIZARDS by Alexandra Rushe

Raine Stewart is convinced she’ll die young and alone in Alabama, the victim of a chronic, mysterious illness. Until a man in a shabby cloak steps out of her mirror and demands her help to defeat a bloodthirsty wizard.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Since 2014! - Shattered & Scarred (The Sacred Hearts MC #1) by A.J. Downey

18+ "I loved the storyline. There are very few authors who can write issues involving abuse and write them tastefully. [...] I loved the secondary characters, they were funny and spunky. I look forward to their stories. I would definitely recommend this book. It had all the elements and it's definitely going to be a series I continue." - Louise, Goodreads

he was sent to kill….The Hitman Who Loved Me (McCoy's Boys #3) by Shady Grace

"The plot was nicely written, the characters was great, well developed and it flowed smoothly. It was filled with secrecy, hatred, betrayal and suspense. But the question is who is the villain? The story was intriguing and interesting with turns and twists from pages to pages and I loved it." - Lin, Goodreads

A FLING MIGHT BE... Just the Thing (The Donnigans #2) by Marie Harte

18+ ""The sultry sex and seduction scenes are just the icing on this incredibly rich and satisfying cake. Readers will sit down, read this book from cover to cover in one sitting, and then pick it up to read it all over again."―RT Book Reviews, 5 Gold Stars

Tied up in Heartstrings (Heartstrings #1) by Felicia Lynn

The first book in the HEARTSTRINGS Series by Felicia Lynn has re-launched! Read TIED UP IN HEARTSTRINGS now!
"This book was amazingly written and contained so much detail about the scenery and the characters, their looks, their personalities, it made them so real.[...] Felicia Lynn this book was absolutely amazing, I look forward to reading all of your books to come. You have me hooked!" - Tantalizing, Goodreads

Can we learn from our ancestors? - Unexpected Gifts by S.R. Mallery

"“Unexpected Gifts” by S.R. Mallery is a great novel, comprising of an excellent dive into American history of the 20th century, with a hint of a very palatable family saga, a kind of personal memoir and a psychological journey into self-discovery by the main character Sonia. [...]Warm, thoughtful and with great insight this is a wonderful book that has a lot to offer. Well written and cleverly structured it shows great literary talent and comes highly recommended." - Christoph, Goodreads

You never know - Your crossroads. Your choice. by E.J. Apicello

Welcome to my diary, my journey, as I tripped and crawled through the darkest time in my life
[T]ake a minute or thirty and sit with my story for a while. You never know what you might find out.

Shards (The Prospero Chronicles #2) by Matt Carter, Fiona J.R. Titchenell

“Titchenell and Carter hold nothing back in this solid sequel that thrills and expands on its predecessor. Aided by swift writing, relatable characters and unexpected scares, Shards is a chill-inducing delight.” —David Powers King, co-author of Woven. 

Clawed Bitten Nailed - Stonetree Trilogy (Black Mountain Bears #1-3) by Ophelia Bell

18++ "I didn't think it possible, but I loved this collection more the second time around! The entire collection is well crafted, well edited and beautifully written. And as in true Ophelia Bell form, it crosses the boundaries of several genres giving the reader a perfect storm of supernatural, fantasy, mystical, paranormal, adventure and erotic romance. That statement alone sums up why I love Ophelia Bell's work....she never limits or confines her work to simply one genre. It's like an all you can eat buffet for readers who enjoy anything unconventional." - Judy, Goodreads

they learn to love each other - Something Beautiful by Amanda Gernentz Hanson

"The writing itself it beautiful, lending a seamless view into the story being told. I felt myself there with the characters and more than once found myself laughing, sighing, or crying with them. All in all this was just a wonderful book and a fantastic debut for an extremely talented writer. Well done, Ms. Hanson!" - J.M. Sullivan, Goodreads

stay alive - KISS THE SKY by MK Schiller

... when suspicious deaths put them in the sights of a ruthless killer, they’ll have to cover their tracks long enough to find out why—and stay alive for a future together . . .

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Moxie’s rollicking adventures are the stuff of comedy- Moxie's Decision by Hank Quense

Sometimes it’s fun to add a little laughter and satire to our daily routine!!
Entertaining from beginning to end, MOXIE'S DECISION is uproariously funny and satire at its best. Selected as one of 2016's best YA novels: Huffington Post
It’s also a top pick! Indie Reader: 5 stars

An Admirer With A Secret . . .Hidden Hearts (Lovestruck Librarians #6) by Olivia Dade

"A wonderful read and an excellent take on the wounded hero trope – it’s rare to find a story where the hero’s new condition and reality are so thoughtfully woven into the plot (the difficulties, the new body, the grief, the adaptations… and the awakening to the new possibilities of a different life (“That didn’t mean he couldn’t use his new body and test his limits. For work, for fun, and for pleasure”, quote from ARC)." - Maria, Goodreads

The Buddha loves to laugh - The Buddha Made Me Do It: A Field Guide to EnLITEnment by Marla Martenson

They are soon schooled by a charismatic “Goddess,” delving ever deeper into self-realization, conversations with angels, pendulums, candle “Magick,” Reiki, crystal healing, and more. Attend a Hindu Bajan? Sure. Orgasmic Meditation? (Wait, what…?) Maybe not that one. 

an uninvited chemistry - Ahe'ey by Jamie Le Fay

"A compelling and creative work of paranormal romance. Le Fey takes her characters to places seldomly seen in fantasy fiction that readers will find empowering and prescient. Ahe'ey is a fairly polarizing book. As an example of feminist fantasy fiction, you won’t find much better than this. Ahe’ey is an impressively thought-out story, with many original touches and a fairy-like romance that will deeply satisfy readers of the genre." Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★ 

A weapon capable of saving a planet- All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham

“All my life, people told me what I was, who I was, what I had to do and when. They told me I didn’t have a choice. And for a long time, I believed them. But you showed me it doesn’t have to be that way. You can be more than what other people say you are. You can be anything you want.”

once and for all - Sanctuary (Murrells Inlet Miracles #) by Laurie Larsen

"Very charming and heartwarming book and sure to be the first of many that I read, I was swept into the story and found it difficult to put down. I never give spoilers I will say though that their HEA was very much deserved and well earned." - Gwessie, Goodreads

to wake up from death - Shades of the Gods (Elysium Legacies #1) by Erin Hayes

"Death is but a Dream was a great read! I was so engrossed in it that I read it all in one go.[...] the pacing was good and there were a lot of situations that made you aware of just how much danger both of our characters were in bringing a lot of heart-stopping action to the story as attempts on their lives are made… it was thrilling, it was exciting, [...] right up until the end and loved it all! Hopefully, there will be more." - Melanie, Goodreads

the planetary silences - Transformation (Transcendental Trilogy #3) by James Edwin Gunn

“Jim Gunn doesn’t publish a new novel very often, but when he does it’s a whopper. Transcendental is his best yet, and in it he demonstrates his possession of one of the most finely developed skills at world-building (and at aliens-creating to populate those worlds) in science fiction today. Read it!” —Frederik Pohl, bestselling author of Gateway

Monday, June 19, 2017

Storm Watch (Unfinished Business #3) by Carole Ann Moleti

" I was at once spell bound with the very first page of the story. At once I had to have more and more of the fascinating - very intriguing -spirit filled story . You find yourself pulled right into the book from the moment you start reading it till the very end." - about book #1 Darlene, Goodreads

the ultimate betrayal - Rise of the Sea Witch by Stacey Rourke

"I wasn't prepared for the wild ride that this book had in store when I started it. I was happily pleased with the story Stacey unfolded. This book isn't just a re-telling, it's a total transformation of Ursela's character. [...]
At the end of the book I was cheering her on and routing for her to become a badgirl." - Christy, Goodreads

the death and mayhem of war - Avenging Kiss (Savage Security Book 2) by Karen Tjebben

"This is a great story filled with lots of action and a lot of romantic tension. [...] This book has everything. Action, mystery, revenge, and romance. It’s a great follow up to Blood Kiss and I can’t wait to see what happens next." - Jessica, Goodreads

The hunt is on - Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI #6) by Carolyn Arnold

"I wanted to point out about this book is that the flow was steady with no down time. If you are looking for a new author to try than you should check out this book. Coming from a fan of murder mystery or police procedural books; Remnants is a worthy read with sharp, skilled characters and a strong storyline." - Cheryl, Goodreads

condescending gods and goddesses - Deity's Soulmate (The Goddess Training Trilogy #1) by Angelina Kerner

"A coming of age story is wrapped up inside a mystical journey. Not only is Gardenia searching for herself, she is striving to rise above the path that has been laid out for her. The eternal question on whether or not someone can change their ‘fate’ is addressed in this delightful read." - Literary Titan

Changing the Earl's Mind (The Lords of Whitehall #3) by Kristen McLean

18+ "This was a fast pace thrilling read that hooks you from the first page. As the author takes you from one twist into a turn and back around again you are left holding your breath waiting to see what will happen next.  [...]. I really like the way the author brings the plot to life with thrills that pull you in. The buildup of this story from one issue to the next is exciting. It is well written with a wonderful plot. " - Cynthia, Goodreads

Rise of the Sea Witch by Stacey Rourke

"I wasn't prepared for the wild ride that this book had in store when I started it. I was happily pleased with the story Stacey unfolded. This book isn't just a re-telling, it's a total transformation of Ursela's character. [...]
At the end of the book I was cheering her on and routing for her to become a badgirl." - Christy, Goodreads

Patriot's Passing (Hawg Heaven Cozy Culinary Mystery #1) by Summer Prescott

"This was such a touching story, that tugged on my heart strings and they will tug on yours too. [...] With a unique premise that was very refreshing to read. I look forward to reading and reviewing the next book in the series." - Tina, Goodreads

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Review - Guy's Odyssey by Seth Bleuer

In the search of lost happiness...
A second chance?

Welcome to normal - Practicing Normal by Cara Sue Achterberg

"Authentic, heartwarming, and intriguing!This is a thought-provoking novel that reminds us that life is unpredictable and that when it comes to “normal” perspective is everything. [...]
The prose is reflective and sincere." - Zoe, Goodreads

the payment for his help - The War Queen by J.M. Robison

"I conceived the idea for The War Queen In 2008. I'd gone for a midnight walk to the pillars above ISU campus in Pocatello, ID. I'm fairly imaginative and always creating stories and scenarios in my head, so while sitting beneath the pillars by myself, I imagined that some god had fallen on the pillars and that's why they were broken. And thus Fangbor came to be." - author; read more here

Saturday, June 17, 2017

the missing piece - Steel Kisses: A Buffalo Steampunk Adventure by Laura Strickland

“Have you ever visited with one of Landry’s Ladies before?” Maybe he did not know what to expect, thought she would not look or feel like a human woman. Unless he touched her in certain places, he should not be able to tell the difference.

Hot to Sweet Romance - Entice Me & Roping the Cowboy

"If you love Romance, then you will LOVE this set. There is alot of fun to read is this set, that includes several different romance genres and from Sweet to Hot! I was pulled into this set because it had all of the types of genres I read, such as Contemporary, Paranormal, Historical and Fantasy to name a few." - about Entice - Dina, Goodreads

more than he wants to admit…The Rancher and the City Girl (Tempting the Rancher #1) by Joya Ryan

"The Rancher and the City Girl was a sweet, sexy, and sultry romance that had that Western cowboy charm. [...] Joya did a fantastic job balancing romance and real life emotions especially when it came to Tripp and Charlotte. So if you are looking for a sexy and entertaining read that was hot, romantic, and adorable then I highly recommend you to read this book. Trust me Joya Ryan never disappoints as her stories always have heat and heart. " - Michelle, Goodreads

the universe doesn’t care much for hopes and wishes - The Tower by Nicole Campbell

"On our sixteenth birthdays, our kind is gifted with awesome powers. Except no, not really because this isn’t Narnia, or Hogwarts, or whatever other mythical realm where witches supposedly live. This is Elizabethtown, Illinois, and much to the chagrin of the local chapter of Susie-Homemakers, we live here."

the veil between the realms - Rise (Coven of Fire #1) by Sierra Cross

"The plot is very well developed with some nice developed twists hidden within. There were definitely quite a few I did not see coming, but they were actually very well developed and made sense and not outlandish just to get a reaction out of the reader. It is definitely a unique plot and a neat take on witches that kept me reading on." - Ramona, Goodreads

a complete pandemonium - The Lightning Progeny (The Lightning Witch Trilogy #3) by Emily Cyr

" This book is seriously emotional. The highs are super high, and the lows are so freaking low. But good god are they good. [...] I really loved this book from start to finish. I am eager to read more about these characters and find out what happens with/to Delaney and her group in the next book, and I can’t wait to see what else Troy gets himself into!"- about book #2 Melanie, Goodreads

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Hooligans of Kandahar by Joseph J Kassabian

During the peak years of the Afghanistan War, a group of soldiers is dropped by helicopter into the remote mountains outside of Kandahar City. Mismanaged and overlooked by command, how they survive is largely up to them.

Be careful what you wish for.- Harmless by Katherine Dell

Be careful what you wish for. 
What began as a harmless game forces Rachel to confront her past—and offers her a future she never imagined.
Step into a reality that is not as it seems in Book 1 of the Harmless series.

a threat or a warning - Intrinsic (The Forbidden Doors #2) by Cortney Pearson

"It's rare for a sequel to surpass its predecessor but Intrinsic was simply fantastic. While I loved the characters and story of Phobic, I connected more with Everly. [...]
Lovely paranormal romance for any age." - Jennifer, Goodreads

Sometimes even bad boys need a bodyguard. - Ninja Girl by Cookie O'Gorman

"Ninja Girl looked super cute, so I couldn't pass this one up. I didn't even realize that it was set in the same universe as Adorkable until I was about halfway through the book. It's not a sequel or anything, so you don't have to read adorkable first, but if you are looking for cute YA reads, you totally should. Both Adorkable and Ninja Girl were excellent! " - Michelle, Goodreads

Rowan Wood Legends (The Lost Clan #2) by Olivia Wildenstein

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"Rose Petal Graves is a story of grief, family, mythical creatures and tremendous power, with at its very core the most haunting love story. " - Astrid, Goodreads