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.

Friday, December 3, 2021

a collective tale of self-determination, love, and sisterhood... Defiance and Redemption, A Lifetime of Unbroken Bonds by Maria J. Andrade

"This book is an engrossing page turner which will pull you in and keep you cheering for your favorite actors until the very end! Defiance and Redemption is a unique book that tells a story that is both particular to a given time in Ecuador, but also universal in its themes of love, betrayal and survival." - Nancy Mintie, Founder of Uncommon Good

a fragile alliance... Demon Riding Shotgun by L.R. Braden

"I thoroughly enjoyed this and if you enjoy urban fantasy than I wholeheartedly recommend this author and her work. With characters that leap off the page and unique world building her books are exciting, entertaining and just such fun to read." Marta C., Goodreads

don't miss the side stories of the Sentinel Series by Helen Garraway

"As with all of Helen Garraway’s books, you can never second guess what will happen, and at every new turn, she brings you to more situations that you would not have anticipated. Her innate writing capability of retaining your attention at all times, makes her books ‘unputdownable’ You are ensnared, and lost in the world of Remargaren from the very first paragraph. A beautiful read." Daisy W., Goodreads

A heart-stopping tale - The Broken Prince (The Broken Series, #1) by Kara Linaburg

"It has been a while since I've read a fantasy novel and this book made me re

“Some call me Murderer, others call me Lord" - Ballad by Ian V. Conrey

"He does a first-rate job of propelling the plot along while simultaneously revealing the layers of his protagonists’ troubled backstories. The relationship between his various characters is sketched with precision and skill, and the crisp, evocative prose and expert pacing elevate this above most other dark fantasy novels." BooksCoffee, Goodreads

Fouling in Business and College Athletics by Gonzalo Fernández

 "A review of business wrongdoings over a large time spam highlight how far the wrongdoings went and how, when responsible executives were caught, their price in terns of the prison terms and fines were painfully paid." Goodreads

This was not going to go well. - Wolf Tempted: A Fated Mates Shifter Romance (The Enigma Shifters) by Eliza Gayle

“Absolutely fantastic” - Priscilla, Goodreads reviewer
“Amazing read” - Mary, Goodreads Reviewer
“I love paranormal and this was a really fantastic read.” - Karen, Goodreads reviewer

will they miss their chance at happiness? Heart Of Gold by Quinn Coleridge

Yet a rocky friendship develops between these two world-weary souls, and when dangers from Kate’s past emerge, somehow Simon is the one standing at her side.

I wasn’t expecting a man like... El Diablo (Black Reign MC, #5) by Marteeka Karland

18+"This story was also perfect for the holidays with a hilariously adorable Christmas theme as a background story but that also highlighted a lot of the hidden aspects of El Diablo's personality." Jessica, Goodreads

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Prepare to be seduced by the... Shadows of Atlantis by Mara Powers

"Had me turning the pages obsessively from the very beginning." -Readers Favorite 5-Star Review.
"I have a real interest in mythology after studying it in college. I had high hopes for the first in Mara Powers's fantasy saga and I was not disappointed." Bookish Picks 5-Star Review

If Romeo had wings and Juliet a barbed tail... As Above, So Below Box Set by Loren Rhoads

"The Good Guys are bad. The Bad Guys are good. Characters with complex morality make this book a rich and randy read. Angels and demons--sexy and dangerous--keep the pages turning." Angel McCoy, Goodreads

He strikes first. And hard... Blaze Returns by Bill Runner

 "Blaze Returns is an excellently crafted novel with breathless peril and action in every chapter. I had a hard time putting it down to get a night’s sleep, and I finished it the next day." Whispering Stories, Goodreads

F*ck Luck, Bitches by Branden LaNette or How to Start Betting on Yourself and Stop Leaving Your Life to Chance

"This is good advice, but it's also delivered with a loving, humorous firmness that is the kick in the pants most of us need from time to time. I laughed out loud multiple times, especially at the random references and asides that peppered the text. But, as I was laughing, I was also inspired to pay more attention to being a better version of myself-[...]" -MookNana, Goodreads

an old adversary and a new danger - Windward Shore (The Dancing Realms, #1) by Sharon Hinck

"A haunting tale of an all-too-plausible reality considering the tumult writhing through our world today. Listen … Listen to this world.
" Ronie Goodreads

a Christmas house party that turns love into a dangerous game - A Dare too Far (The Debutante Dares #2) by Charlie Lane

Jane needs George’s help choosing a husband, but George soon realizes he can’t give it without betraying his own heart. Together, they must find the courage to face the dangers of love or lose the love of a lifetime.

he doubts she’d ever let any man claim her... Yellowstone Wolf by Jaylee Austin

When a dangerous criminal targets shifters in his area, Roger will do whatever he can to help catch them, including working with his captivating ex, Leslie. Roger knows Leslie is his mate and longs for her to submit to him, but he doubts she’d ever let any man claim her.

The dragon and the girl must discover courage - True North (The Dragon and the Girl #1) by Laura Findley Evans

"I read an Advanced Review Copy of this wonderful book. As a former fifth grade teacher, I have read many books in the Middle Grade fantasy genre. True North (The Dragon and the Girl) stands out for its development of the characters and beautiful prose that engaged me immediately." Sally W., Goodreads

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Winter is Coming Giveaway HOP (INT)


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




This hop is hosted by MamatheFox


he's more than just a handsome cowboy... The Cowboy's Christmas Star by Vickie Phelps

He's looking for a star just like his mother had for the top of his Christmas tree. 
She promises to help him find his star, but someone else is determined she's not going to get involved with this cowboy.

Does not matter who’s guilty... Generating Gravity (The Universe Chronicles #4) by Claire Davon

"Shifting Auras is an intense read that had me racing through the pages part of me wanting to reach the end to find out how it all turned out and the part of me not wanting it to end." - Nancy, Goodreads

Love, Courage and Survival... The Scent of a Storm (German Love Stories of WWII #3) by Annette Oppenlander

"Annette Oppenlander writes a touching, well-researched historical fiction story. [...]  Love and life find a way to survive from the horrors of war but people are forever changed by the awful tragedies they endured. [...] This book put her on my favorite author's list." - Christy M., Goodreads

Dream not of other worlds... Agents Adam and Eve (Kristian Clark and the American Agenda, #1) by Jes Drew

"Agents Adam and Eve is the kind of book you can't put down, the kind that has you laughing and crying. Jes Drew successfully keeps you turning the page and renders you longing for more when the last page has been turned." - Karsyn Shae, Creative Writer

time is running out for me to make my choice... Stolen in the Dark (Fae Bureau of Investigation #1) by Scarlett West

"A awesome book by Scarlett west! The cover drew my eye right a way because of the beautiful purple cover! But it was scarlett's awesome storytelling that got my attention. With great writing and awesome characters it was a very entertaining read." Kat V., Goodreads

just because you are young doesn't mean that you can't change the world... 0w1:believe (1) by Geoff Hall

"I sighed in appreciation for the author, as he did the world building very carefully, not spilling the beans. Placing a tightly packed story that moves subtly is tough but Geoff has done it superbly." Kevin M., Goodreads

Great things come... From Small Beginnings by Stephanie Laskoskie


Spread Hope. Raise Awareness.

Nothing is certain in this high stakes game - The DOLL by Laura Daleo

"The storyline is a unique blend of tragedy, grief, journey, high-tech and sci-fi. It moves at a nice pace to keep the reader interested in discovering what will happen next. The only oddity in the story is how easily Jeremy accepts life with a non-human as natural." Nellie S., Goodreads

Ready to start living your writing dream? 52 Weeks of Writing (Journal and Planner, Vol. III) by Mariëlle S. Smith

‘A brilliant, supportive, challenging workbook, highly recommend.’ Jamie Sands

a corporation, a creature, and a music festival... Pulse (Pulse #1) by B.A. Bellec

"Bellec's descriptions are phenomenal, brutal, and heart stopping. There were parts that made my skin crawl, but I couldn't tear my eyes away... I needed more! Fantastic job by this author, and I hope to read many, many more of his works."Jessica S., Goodreads

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

REVIEW Hunter's Hope (Vampire Motorcycle Club #2) by Alyssa Day

"Alyssa Day’s Hunter’s Hope is a quick read of which trump is Alice's wittiness shown in her dialogues and monologues. Her swift, smart, and frank lines and comebacks kept me amused and fresh during vampires’ hours."- Mythical Books

Ellie wasn’t looking for him... Accidental Sugar Daddy by Kaci Rose

18+ "This is a VERY Steamy, Billionaire, Fake Relationship, Age Gap, Sugar Daddy Romance. No Cliffhangers. As always there is a satisfying Happy Ever After. If you love steamy romances with insta love, hot love scenes, and billionaires, then this one is for you. This is steamier than any book I have written to date. You have been warned."

Same author, different stories... Christmas in Smithville & Shadows in the Salon by Kirsten Fullmer

"Wow!! Just wow!!" - J.W. Garret, Goodreads (for CS)
“I loved this book! It’s the third book in a series in a little town where the characters are funny, smart, amazing, and unique!” (for Shadows...)

Good vs. Evil; Witch vs. Warlock; Pure vs. Tainted. - Hidden (Descendants Series #1) by Lea Cherry

She must learn how to control her powers, for a dangerous enemy has his sight set on her and he won’t stop until he has what he’s been after for four hundred years.

A hidden magic . . .The Turncoat King (The Rising Wave, #1) by Michelle Diener

"OMG it's already SO GOOD!!!!
I have only 40% left and it's already a favorite book of 2021.
To all my romance fantasy peeps - you must read this book!!!" - Corina, Goodreads

just something to do until... Double Negative by Susan Marshall

"The romance story offers some real chemistry, and a love interest who ticks some different boxes than we might expect. Overall, a true-to-life young adult novel that favours nuance over the broad brush, taking the time it needs to unfold a complex story." Theresa, Goodreads

before savage intentions spiral out of control... Gauntlet (The Prodigy Chronicles, #3) by C.L. Denault

Gauntlet is the third book in The Prodigy Chronicles, a Hunger Games meets X-Men dystopian romance series about a young girl struggling to control her immense powers and find her place in a city filled with enemies.

There is a fear of the dark that lives deep inside us all. The Reaping Season (The Reaper Chronicles #3) by Apryl Baker

A secret that emerges once every thirty years.
It’s called The Reaping Season.

When a world is reimagined… Beyond the Cogs: A Steampunk Anthology

"What a cool read! Loved the Steampunk elements in this anthology and the originality brought to each story! " Candance R, Goodreads

Sticks and stones will break his bones... DASH (ODIN'S Fury MC #3) by Victoria Jayne

"The slow building premise is inviting and intriguing; the characters are charismatic and impassioned; the romance is limited. DASH ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned." - Sandy, Goodreads

Christmas is coming - Merry Christmas, Eve! by Adam Wallace

"With an emphasis on care for others, following one's conscience, and embracing creativity, Merry Christmas, Eve! warms the heart while the adorable animals and settings ensconce the reader in coziness."- V, Goodreads

bound to the map... The Journey (Death Island #1) by Kelsey Ketch

"The mythology behind the story was really interesting and different than a lot of other pirate books I have read. I highly recommend this duology to anyone who likes pirate books!"- Dani, Goodreads

someone has other plans for them… Spin the Bottle by L.L. Hunter

It was meant to be the last party before the end of summer, the last party before the group of friends are split up forever.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Humour Makes It Better... For Her Bones by Alec Reid

"Throughout the book, Alec Reid creates just enough uneasiness to make the reader stop and wonder, “what if?”" - Lenora, Goodreads

a thought-provoking exploration of spirituality and perception... The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See by Toby Negus

"A profoundly honest, poetic and practical guide to self discovery and self healing." JW, Amazon

"This bselok is a true and witty guide to listen to your heart!" GS, Amazon

a gift and a curse.... Forestborn (Forestborn, #1) by Elayne Audrey Becker

Rora is a shifter, as magical as all those born in the wilderness―and as feared. She uses her abilities to spy for the king, traveling under different guises and listening for signs of trouble.

We all have undesired addictions we want to let go of... The Manual for Letting Go by Dr. Eman Yasin

It's the book that changes the chemical reactions in your brain by reprogramming it. It will cause you to let go of whatever harms you spontaneously, just like taking a course of medicine to let you eventually quit your bad habits effortlessly, and, most importantly, enjoyably.

she has two choices... Shattered, A Story of Betrayal and Courage by C. Lee McKenzie

"I knew hearts didn’t stop beating until you died, yet I was certain mine had just stuttered to a halt. I couldn’t breathe. My lungs refused to expand. My throat went dry. I’d planned most of my life for this one year. "

she is determined to change her reputation... Christmas in Smithville (Hometown, #4) by Kirsten Fullmer

"Yeah, this was a feel-good Christmas story with a surprise ending that you will not believe. There were subtle clues, but I missed them completely. I had sort of an idea but this author took it to the extreme. Wow!! Just wow!! " J.W. Garrett, Goodreads

Rogues and Shadows will have to meet... Rogue Unbroken (Legends & Shadows Saga, #3) by Angie Day

"This book is amazing. One of my most favorite ever, probably. The writing is intriguing, luring the reader in from the beginning. You will be flipping the pages as quickly as you can to see what's coming next. "- Amy, Goodreads

has he got his Christmas wish all wrong? The Christmas Makeover by Susan Lute

"What a wonderful, feel-good story. This book was a breath of fresh air, an original story and I absolutely loved it! [...] I recommend this adorable, heartwarming book to anyone looking for an endearing, feel-good holiday story. It was wonderful and a must read." - Christine, Goodreads