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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

her life is about to change forever - The Affliction by Wendy E Marsh

A shadow passes behind the stranger’s hazel eyes, momentarily distracting Aubrie Lander from the scars slashing down his face and disappearing beneath his tightly fitted t-shirt. But she doesn’t care what makes this equally handsome and terrifying man so solemn. She wants to know why she feels compelled to sit across the booth from him while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

my name is Innocence—which as far as I can tell is just some made-up word - Her Revolution by C.S. Hand

“As long as the enemy is not defeated, he may defeat me; then I shall no longer be my own master; he will dictate the law to me as I did to him.” 

Whatever happens... A Girl of White Winter (Dark Glass #3) by Barb Hendee

Kara, as a ward with no parentage and no future, has been raised knowing nothing outside her lady’s chambers. Until Royce Capello, a visiting nobleman, is struck by her ice-pale looks, and demands her as payment for the land the family needs.

by this ring I thee wed ... The Bridesmaid’s Checklist Series by K.T. Castle

"This is one of those stories that I can relate to while having some good laughs. I give Marisol's Wedding five stars. I hope there will be more in The Bridesmaid's Checklist series in the near future." Amy, Goodreads

a deep-rooted hate and greed - Katrina Williams Series by Robert E. Dunn

Sheriff's detective Katrina “Hurricane” Williams confronts deep-rooted hate and greed in the Missouri Ozarks in this riveting police procedural…

will they too fall prey to the evil ? Ruins on Stone Hill (Heroes of Ravenford #1) by F.P. Spirit

"The plot is well-drawn with creative world-building techniques. It hooked me from the first chapter and I found myself wondering what was going to happen next.If you love classic fantasy with a great cast of characters, you’ve got to read this book. Highly recommend and can’t wait to read the next book in the series!" - N.N. Light, Goodreads

A golden lie. - Dirty Halo by Evie East

DIRTY HALO is a royal romance about an ordinary girl who inherits an extraordinary legacy. Filled with forbidden love, murderous plots, and machiavellian intrigue, it is recommended for mature readers only. 

will they ever be free? - Bound to Morocco by Leslie Hachtel

"I enjoyed this book. It's fast paced storyline keeps the reader involved and interested. It's a romance but much more than that. It has mystery, intrigue and thrills. [...] I recommend this book. It's an easy fast read that kept my interest. I kept reading because the story flowed so well and made me want to know what was going to happen next." Patricia, Goodreads

what I thought... The Geek and the Goddess by Allie Everhart

People always say they wish they could predict the future. But not me. I already know my future. I’m going to lose my sight. I don’t know exactly when, but it’s going to happen. And it’s the reason I’ll never fall in love.

an unlikely heroine - See You Soon, Afton (The Afton Morrison #2) by Brent Jones

“I’m not sure what I was deliberating. Or why, for that matter. The phone was on its fourth ring. Animus, still standing next to me with scissors, watched my indecision with fluttering eyes, almost an obsessive twitch.” — SEE YOU SOON, AFTON (Chapter 3)

a clinical trial gone horribly wrong - Painless by Marty Thornley

"OMG this book. Holy heck the gruesome descriptions of blood and gore and guts was SO RAD. I found myself cringing and fidgeting and yes, even feeling a bit nauseous in some spots - but totally in a GOOD WAY! Painless was exactly what I wanted in a super-unique, creepy, shocking horror-thriller." - a reader

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Dragon Planet Romance Series by Lynne Murray

"Lynne Murray has the uncanny ability to blend voices and genres and even to pay homage to the books influencing her writing while making the blend uniquely her own. Flying by us in Runaway Dragonette, a glorious melange that is both tour de farce and tour de force, are the Rings, Avalon, Dragonfyre, Harry Potter, and of course Lynne's own wonderful previous work. Most amazingly, she manages to combine fantasy and romance with a considerable touch of satire, and yet somehow keep the romance convincing and suspenseful, to boot. (Hint, hint - gets hot as a dragon's breath!)

a pirate with a plan... We're All Thieves (Blood Bound #1) by Dyrion Knight

18+ Sail away on this New Adult Paranormal Romance! A tale of rogue pirates, magical beings, alpha-males and monsters. Compared to A Court of Mist and Fury with more steam and pirates.

the worst case scenario... The Gathering (The Uprising, #1) by Bernadette Giacomazzo

"This is the first book in a new series set in an a futuristic New York. I love it when an author has the courage to go the whole hog, no holds barred, and change everything not just tweak it, quite a gamble but one that is done to perfection!" - Susan, Goodreads

Falling in love is easy... Smith Pact Duo by Ja'Nese Dixon

Very Intriguing!
❤️Emotional Sweet Romance!🔥
... It was love at first sight

will their love change the course of history? His True Queen (Smoke & Mirrors Duet #2) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

18++ "The concept of this duet was original and I loved the author’s fresh take on it as well as the whole story development and character dynamics. [...] Things flowed really easily in this book and I was sad when it ended. I'm so glad I read it and loved it! A really pleasant, fun, hot read!" - Olga, Goodreads

No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to... Echoes by Alice Reeds

"Fast-paced and thrilling. ECHOES is a heart-pounding and addictive love story." —Mia Siegert, author of Jerkbait

What would you do to find your magic? - Elijah's Quest (Finding Magic, #4) by Blair Drake

Elijah doesn't believe in magic, but everyone thinks he's the Catalyst—a mage who will help the people of Thanasi win both the Ascension Games and its prize: the magic Yarlstone that can restore balance to the lands.

Summer McCloud Series by Nikki Broadwell

"To sum up, this is a case of great writing that within the tight confines of each chapter is very entertaining, and yet somehow the end result doesn't quite all fit together. I am really looking forward to reading other reviews as I'm sure that opinion will vary widely. This would be a great book club read as I'm sure it would generate plenty of debate." Richard, Goodreads about #1

Only love can save them… Destiny Fulfilled by Laire McKinney

Wren O’Hara is waiting for the day she succumbs to mental illness like her mother. When she is attacked by a psychotic client at work, and saved by what must be an angel, she fears the time for insanity has come. 

how I learned what I am... The Girl Who Sees (Sasha Urban, #1) by Dima Zales

"I loved it, I read it in one sitting! I loved the characters, Sasha is so funny and adorable and I loved the fact that she dealt with difficult situations with bravery and humour. [...] This is the first book in a trilogy and there's a new and exciting world for the reader to explore! New York has a secret world that few people can see! I can't wait for the next books!" - Maria, Goodreads

a grievous injustice and major cover-up... The Ephemeral File: Adam Fraley Mystery Series by Henry Hoffman

"The plot refused to follow the standard mystery timeline, which kept it fresh and kept me on my toes. I was also drawn into the personal relationships, despite jumping into the series without reading the first novels. Despite mysteries not being my primary genre, this was a good read and has sparked my interest in the rest of the series." - Kim, Goodreads

The family he didn’t know he needed… In Too Deep (Blue Spruce Lodge #3) by Dani Collins

"This is a superb, full of love and humor, story in which a romantic couple has to deal with burning family issues. [...] The dynamic of both families (Trigg’s and Wren’s) is amazingly depicted and the humor and sometimes sarcasm the author lends the narrative makes this an exciting and refreshing read." Maria, Goodreads

a man who claims he wants to protect her... Dark Ride by Angela Smith

Dodging bullets, fights, and explosions, Adrienne must learn to trust the man who claims he wants to protect her, and Zan must open his heart to the woman he is starting to love.

there are creatures lurking in the shadows... The Shadow Minds Journal by Kia Carrington-Russell

In this world, there are creatures lurking in the shadows. As a child, I once played with them. As a teenager, I began to fear them and became victim to their attacks. As an adult, I now realize that no matter how much I try to escape the grasp of this world, I was inevitably born into it

Monday, August 6, 2018

Freedom has come with a price... Dissension (A Deliverance novel, #2) by Kristy Centeno

"It is the second book in the Deliverance series and I loved it just as much as the first one. I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the final page. [...] This is an author that has written a wonderful book and series with amazing characters. I can’t wait to read what she writes next." - Laura, Goodreads

Susan wants to retire. Her boss wants her dead - The Former Assassin by Nikki Stern

"An explosive page-turner which owes its momentum to it two well-drawn opponents and a conflict that goes beyond good-vs.-evil.” ~IndieReader, Four Star review
"Later turns in the smashing final act come at a searing pace." ~ Kirkus Reviews
"Keeps readers guessing the outcome right up to its conclusion." ~D. Donovan Midwest Book Review

beloved yet cursed... A Girl and Her Elephant (The Animal Companions #1) by Zoey Gong

"Immediately the story is impressive. [...] I was actually sad that it ended… I wanted it to continue!!! I’m bubbling over with enthusiasm. Wow, what an amazing book! This is one author I’m definitely going to follow!" Nadine, Goodreads

Sunday, August 5, 2018

full-blown identity crisis... Hometown Girl Again (Hometown #5) by Kirsten Fullmer

How did I end up so broken? It’s a question Katherine can’t answer. First, a surprise inheritance tipped her life upside-down, and now her new RV park is a muddy mess of half-restored trailers. To make matters worse, she’s falling for her first crush all over again. The only thing she’s sure of at this point is a full-blown identity crisis. 

Some people just need to die... Down Under (The Falau Files #6) by Mike Gomes

"Down Under is the #1 Amazon Best Selling sixth book in The Falau Files series of action thrillers by Mike Gomes. If you enjoy sharp dialogue, deep characters and non-stop edge of your seat action, then you’ll love Mike Gomes’ shocking quest for justice." Bonnie, Goodreads

a solution that suits them both... The Enigma of a Widow (The Widows of Aristocracy #2) by Linda Rae Sande

Having lost her husband in the Battle of Ligny, Lady Lydia Barrymore is determined to resume her work for the Foreign Office when her mourning period is over. She's spent a year solving puzzles and assembling dissected maps to maintain her skills. Her first assignment has her perplexed, though - do what she must to help a fellow operative recover his sanity. Although she finds the man rather beautiful, Sir Donald has also proved most annoying.

they have almost nothing in common... So Glad to Meet You by Lisa Super

Great realistic contemporary with lovely romance
Five Stars
Compelling debut novel!

Her fate is repeating itself - Storm: It's a Curse to Remember by Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu

"The story has plenty of twists and action-packed scenes, and it overflows with secrets and lies."- Kirkus Reviews
"From the opening chapter, this story forces you to read on to see what's going to happen next." Cyndi Carroll-Spence
"Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu is an amazingly gifted writer and this book proved to be a page turner! I just couldn't put it down! It was brillantly written." Balpreet Chhokar

You're Going To Be Just Fine by Sir A. Evans

How can you overcome such traumatic changes in your own life? What are some of the mental battles that you face when striving to overcome hardships? Each day we are faced with tests that we must pass or fail. The answers to 365 of those challenges are inside this book as daily reminders of how you're going to be just fine!

dark mysteries lie beyond the doors of an ancient house... Skerryvore by L.P. Williams

"Lee Williams has created an amazing adventure in this wonderfully written YA fantasy epic, Skerryvore. Exciting and well done with plenty of twists and turns to capture and hold the reader's interest -[...] Perfectly paced and full of brilliant characters, the fast-paced action spirals you forward to an exciting climax that pulls almost all the mysterious clues together, leaving you satisfied yet still anxious for the follow-up novel." Melinda, Goodreads

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Game on... The Enforcer (Bad Romance #2) by Shanna Bell

a desperate plan... The Chairman’s Toys by Graham Reed

“...takes the reader on a fast, furious, and often hilarious tour. Watching him zigzag through the twisting plot is pure pleasure." - Publisher's Weekly
“Reed's lively mystery debut may be overloaded with colorful characters and tricky subplots, but too much of a good thing is still a good thing.” - Kirkus Reviews

he takes murder personally… All the Hidden Sins (Jake Carrington #2) by Marian Lanouette

When it comes to crime, homicide detective Jake Carrington plays for high stakes . . .

from a deep dark grave - The Summer Sisters Series by Teresa Keefer

Wonderfully written story involving Wicca and Shamanism, not overbearing.
Loved it

will he be lured away from duty - The Princely Papers by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

Albie Ringham is like most twentysomething men. He likes fast cars and women who look good driving them. As the spare in the Ringham dynasty, he parties in the best nightclubs around the world while his sister Victoria prepares to take the throne one day. 

kilts required, undergarments optional... Haka Ever After (The Sin Bin #7) by Dahlia Donovan

"This is a lighthearted story that wraps up this series nicely. You get a few words from most of them, plus some nice parts that will have you smiling like a loon. A perfect ending to a great series. Absolutely recommended by me." - Merissa, Goodreads

Legends of the Veil (Summer of Supernaturals #4) - Anthology

Slip into the seelie realm with this collection of paranormal short stories dedicated to ancient magical creatures with the power of silver tongues and a talent for trickery. 

he can’t turn his back on her... The Protector (Games People Play #4) by HelenKay Dimon

"The writing is flawless, the story is engaging. The author hits every note perfectly be it the suspense, the banter and especially romance. [...] The plot is one of a kind. There are twists and turns that kept me guessing and believe me it is hard to surprise me when it comes to some plots that are out there." - Kate, Goodreads

the duke in shining armor... A Duke by Default (Reluctant Royals #2) by Alyssa Cole

"Alyssa Cole delivered another sweet and heartfelt romance with A Duke by Default! She continues to be one of my go-to contemporary romance authors these days. There's just something about her stories and her characters that speaks to me as a reader. And this book, is a great example of what this talented author can do!" Geri, Goodreads

she is just the gal for the job... City of Demons (Chronicles of Arcana #1) by Debbie Cassidy

"[...] the storyline itself is awesome. The plot is fun, witty, and dangerous and keeps you guessing at every turn. [...] Cassidy has created a new, exciting world that quickly enthralls you and makes it easy to visualize the scenes and characters as you read. City of Demons is the start of a new fantastic journey and I cannot wait to see where it leads." Denise, Goodreads

impenetrable secrets... To Love a Duchess (All for Love #1) by Karen Ranney

"To Love a Duchess: An All for Love Novel by Karen Ranney is an interesting and entertaining Regency Romance. The writing style was steady paced, interesting, intense at times and flowed seamlessly. Emotional and compelling. Well developed characters, who were engaging, with twists and turns, danger, secrets, suspense, determination, [...]" April, Goodreads

a world she never knew existed... The Serpent (The Immortal Dealers #1) by Sarah Fine

"This was such a fresh, unique concept and I absolutely loved it. Immortal dealers who each possess a deck of cards which they use to control and wield their supernatural powers. Spirit animals that bond with that deck and its owner and will fight on their side. Can't say I've ever read anything like it." - Annika, Goodreads