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, July 20, 2018

And she had not seen it coming - Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel

‘Realistic, heart-breaking and utterly gripping!’ - Bookneeders
'A brilliant and important book ... I could barely put it down'- Nerdish Mum Book Blog
‘You NEED to read this. Your family needs to read this, your friends need to read this, your children … NEED to read this’ - JenacideByBibliophile

“Mutation is the hand of God.” - The Book of Eadie (Seventeen Trilogy #1) by Mark D. Diehl

What will she decide? - The Island Dog Squad (Sandy's Story #1) by Deb McEwan

I have nothing but the highest of praises to sing for this thought-provoking, tear-jerking tale of torture, death, hope and survival.” Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite – 5 stars 
“Anyone who’s had the privilege of sharing their lives with an animal companion will love Sandy’s story ... most highly recommended.” Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite – 5 stars

“If you fail, you'll wish you'd never been made.” - Clandestine (Ascension #2) by Hannah Rials

"Their love story anchors the novel, the first installment of a series, and sets the stage for the cliffhanger ending. An entertaining and promising series opener about an appealing human and vampire hybrid. "- for Ascension - Kirkus Reviews 
Kirkus review for Clandestine 

why can’t I shake the feeling that something is missing? - Reclaimed by The Pack (Broken Ladder Wolf- Shifters #3) by Dizzy Hooper

18++ She’s poisoned my father against me, and she’ll stop at nothing to cement her position at his side. When she threatens everything I hold dear, I hit a breaking point. My mates and I didn’t come here for a fight, but we won’t hesitate to finish one.

the person who really needs saving is herself... Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder

“The anticipation and slow burn of Parker and Finn’s relationship is electric…[an] absorbing novel that will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell.” —Booklist

Problems of murder and missing prisoners abound. - Bluebonnet Ballerina (The Amazing Gracie Trilogy #2) by Carol Kilgore

Gracie Hofner returns, and chaos reigns—including a couple of ghosts trying to save their granddaughter.

How far would you search for The One? - Searching (The Fading Series, #2) by Cindy Cipriano

To say Leath is traveling light is an understatement. She’s only bringing three things on her trip. One is a silver heart locket—a gift from her longtime best-friend-turned-boyfriend Victor Santana. Next is a wedding token in the shape of a J, from James Turner. And of course, she’s packing her pistol. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Acting on her instincts might come too late... Perfect Mistake (Perfect, #1) by Sophia Karlson

Carlo pushed away from the doorframe, took a few steps towards them and stuck out his hand. A sharp pinch from Michael snapped her out of her flustered state, and she offered hers. Carlo’s hand was cool and dry, sending a tremor through her as he wrapped it around hers. 

complicated… very complicated... Westbrook Knights Series by Sonya Jesus

"Hawk the Pyscho Stalker is upping his game, and playing to "Win" The suspense !!!!! Secrets, lies, twists and turns, my head is spinning and i so desperately want to know what is going to happen !!! I was definitely on the edge of my seat for this one, and i'm not even going to think of giving anything away but AARRGGHHH NO NO NO THE END !!! I will no doubt be chewing my nails waiting on the next book because i really don't know nor can i predict where this author is going to take me !! And i can honestly say, i am loving it !!!" - about book #3 Eileen, Goodreads

Throwing down the marriage gauntlet... Chasing the Wild Sparks (Wild Sparks #1) by Ren Alexander

"I'm gonna take a page from this book and say my own slogan about how I felt about this book: GOOD TO THE LAST DROP. Yes Maxwell House said it best. I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face. In other parts of the book I felt heaviness in my chest because I was so caught up in the story. [...] This is a great romance story told in a very real and funny enjoyable way. :) I highly recommend it." Cheryl, Goodreads

The Other Vietnam War: A Helicopter Pilot's Life in Vietnam by Marc Cullison

This Book Triggered a Lot of Old Memories
... memoir to be an engaging read that does an excellent job in describing the physical reality of the Vietnam ...
Like No Other Book On the Subject!

Trouble is brewing in the town of Cedar Lake... Always Been You (Cedar Lake #1) by Sadie Allen

Trouble is brewing in the town of Cedar Lake, and people are turning up dead. Will Braz and Emma be able to weather the coming storm and take a chance on forever? Or will a ghost from the past destroy that chance... permanently.

despite the fact that I have a genius IQ... Deal Takers (Dealing with Love #2) by Laura Lee

18+ "The banter between these two is really something! Turning pages as quickly as I could read the words, this book had me hooked. What a great story Laura Lee brought us with this one. I am off to check out her other books!!! " Laura, Goodreads

a freewheeling, progressive reverend - A Pilgrimage to Death by Alexa Padgett

"Great Mystery!!! This is a really good story. There are twists and turns everywhere! The character development is great and you really get a feel for not only the two main characters but also the supporting casting. The story progresses in a natural but steady flow." Cody, Goodreads

she has to decide... The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski

"The chapters were incredibly short, making it nearly impossible to stop reading. Add in the adorable and fluid story and I almost didn’t. Cute, light, and funny, The Boyfriend Whisperer is the perfect YA romance for anyone who loves love and a few three pointers in between." - Moriah, Goodreads

complications... The Exiled Prince (Royal Secrets, #1) by Jeana E. Mann

A secret masquerade hookup leads to complications with Rourke’s new boss.
If you like tension, angst, and a good dose of sexy, then this book is for you.

for the life they once knew and loved - The Gathering (The Uprising, #1) by Bernadette Giacomazzo

18 You can actually feel like you are there with the characters and can picture ...
The Gathering is a must read book. I found myself while reading it, not able to put it down. Its fascinating in that there are so many simultaneous layers going on at the same time.- Amazon

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

a secret I hope she never learns - No One But Us by Elizabeth O'Roark

"This book has major push and pull between these characters. Plus loads of secrets, scandals, and drama in both Ellie and James family. Once I picked up this book I couldn't put it down and I want so much more from these characters and Elizabeth's writting that I will definitely have to pick up more of her books. " Natasha, Goodreads

You might fall in love all over again - The Clan of the Wolf by Karen Kay

Amid the flurry of dodging assassin bullets, Brave Wolf and Mia come into possession of a powerful love. But is it all for naught? Will Brave Wolf’s obligations and Mia’s secret enemy from the past finally succeed in the sinister plot to destroy their love forever?

A new kind of war has begun....All Systems Down (The Cyber War #1) by Sam Boush

"All Systems Down was an enthralling read. Sci-fi and thrillers are not usually my genre of choice - but I was hooked after the first few pages! [...] Boush is a gifted writer - and I look forward to reading his next book! " - Maya, Goodreads

Perfectly imperfect... Dear You by Derra Nicole Sabo

A wonderful opportunity borne out of a complex and challenging experience, to recall the good times with loved ones, the chance to express the rarely spoken profound specifics of what binds friends and family together.

Come and join us ... Tales From the Forest by Johanna Sarah Aldridge

The Forest Realm is a magical world within our own. You cannot see it, nor can you hear it, and only very few might be able to feel it. The realm feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and protects the hunted... so long as their hearts are pure.

no one wants to listen... Tail of the Dragon (Zodiac Mystery #3) by Connie di Marco

"The mystery was well plotted and not easy to solve. There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through. With the twists and turns and red herrings thrown in, you have to be on top of your game if you hope to solve it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery." Mary, Goodreads

how to be Alpha... Being Alpha (Alpha Girl #7) by Aileen Erin

For the first time since Tessa met Dastien, life is quiet. The evil witch, Luciana, is six glorious feet under, St. Ailbe’s is closed due to human trespassers, and people are finally getting used to the fact that supernaturals exist in the world. It seems like the perfect time for a honeymoon.

making her wishes come true - A Taste of Your Own Magic (Agents of A.S.S.E.T. #2) by Katie Salidas

"There were some intense emotions in the book. Huge laughter, stubbornness, hurt, betrayal, and more. The story was one I didn't put down at all once I started, I had to finish it. I love that I'm left looking forward to what happens to the characters next, but at the same time, I want to know NOW. " Ashley, Goodreads

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

We had our chance. Our days are now numbered. - The Aegis League Series by S.S. Segran

"Astonishingly imaginative and thoughtful…” ~Samuel F. Pickering, inspiration for Academy Award-winning movie Dead Poets Society~ Over 125,000 copies sold/downloaded & 1.8 million page-reads in Kindle Unlimited!

something more? Marietta Hotels Series by Rachell Nichole

18+ " I loved how the characters in the story are now perfect by any stretch of the imagination. They both had flaws but who doesn't right? I mean I know I am not perfect at all!!!!! Another thing I love about this author is her ability to throw a quick twist into the story and them BOOM everything changes. This book also has a major twist and it leaves you saying "Niiiicely played Ms. Nichole, Nicely played!" Twinsie, Goodreads

REVIEW - the quest is what that matters - First to Fall (Moonlight Rogues #1) by Alexa Whitewolf

He was given a new life, a new choice, a new path...
He threw it all behind, choosing seclusion and a little town....
...filled with werewolves.
A war is brewing, eclipsing his romance and dragging old ghosts into town...

Divine Choreography of Redemption: Setting the Eternal Saga in Time by William E. Jefferson

"Divine Choreography of Redemption is beautiful in both its message and the eloquent execution of that message. It's clear that Jefferson is skilled in the craft of writing, particularly when the story weaves through spirited observation and a doctrinal examination, but to be able to do this with liberal doses of humor and make it entertaining requires an altogether higher talent. Readers will find a book that entertains and delights while engaged in a careful dance that leads us on a beautifully intelligent path of reflection." -Readers' Favorite review

Struggling to survive... Everything Under The Sun by Jessica Redmerski

This book will take you on a long, dangerous, exciting journey. These characters will stay with you and you will fall so in love with them! I want to read it again, and again, and again! - ImJaclyn reviews
That was an epic read. Pure epic! ... Jessica Redmerski... is an absolutely incredible writer. I fall in love with every book she writes, every character, everything.- Louise Seraphim Reviews

What would you do to find your magic? Melissa's Quest (Finding Magic, #1) by Blair Drake

All Melissa wants is to return home, but first she must learn the rules of this strange new reality and how they will help her in her quest before it’s too late and she’s stuck in this place forever…

a much bigger battle than she anticipated - Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles #1) by Helen Scheuerer

"Scheuerer's tale is intense, filled with details of scenes of action, despair and danger. Well-defined characters will leap off the pages as Bleak and the rest come to life. Scheuerer has done a fabulous job of pulling me into her story and her world. A wonderful fantasy series with a very firm foundation to build upon!" ―Tome Tender

Twins Parker and Charlie are polar opposites - Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder

“For readers who love and appreciate a good coming-of-age story, a realistic romance, and a novel where every character gets to be a hero.” –Kirkus
“A poignant and carefully crafted story…. A compelling coming-of-age novel sure to appeal to those who love realistic fiction.” –School Library Journal

a screech of brakes and shattering glass changes two lives forever - Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre

"The plot was twisty and a bit mind bending at first. It's hard to imagine finding yourself in someone else's body. As I mentioned, the story had a quick pace and lots of things you don't see coming which keeps you on your toes and fully immersed in the drama unfolding. One thing that was a huge plus for me was the author's choice of writing style. " Stephanie, Goodreads

Monday, July 16, 2018

will they ever find a way to pick up the pieces? Forged in Flood by Dahlia Donovan

18+ "I enjoyed the humor in the book. I also enjoyed the support they gave their friend. They know they need to make things right but they also know Ivan needs some help. This is great book of friendship and realizing what you want in life." Amy, Goodreads

all the labels fell to the side - Lady Guardians: Forgiven by Reana Malori

"This was a very good story with a truly wonderful cast of characters. It was a fantastic read for me and I couldn’t put it down…was actually upset when it ended. Great job Reana Malori! " Crystal, Goodreads

Juan Pablo and the Butterflies by J.J. Flowers

"The novel delves into a variety of hardships … the content is powerful. Flowers delivers a … touching contemporary novel that is … relevant in its treatment of drug-trafficking, immigration, and human rights issues.” (Kirkus Reviews)

very decision she makes will mean life or death - The Fortress by Madeleine Romeyer Dherbey

A sensational page-turner of a tale told with all the passion of a novelist and all the sensitivity of an historian, honor bound to do justice to the conflicting truths of men, women, families, rivals, religions, collaborators, communists, nationalists and simple French patriots during the Nazi occupation of the author’s beloved mountains in southeast France."

Flirting with more than danger - Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder by Mary Cunningham

Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder...WOW. Snappy dialog, quirky characters, opens with a curious bang and yanked me through the pages. A fun, fantastic read. —Jean Rabe, USA Today Bestselling author, Piper Blackwell Mysteries.
“Grab a margarita and hold on tight; you're in for a wild ride.” —Karen MacInerney, Agatha Award nominee and author of the Dewberry Farms Mysteries

sacrifice shouldn't taste this bitter - Fall Beside You (Start Something #2) by Riley Parks

"Riley Parks has a writing style that just works for me. I love how her characters are different and don't fit the usual molds. I also love how she takes hard-nosed characters and softens them but also keeps them "true"." - BarbaraQ, Goodreads

jealous friend... The Celery Patch (Amish Acres #1) by Samantha Bayarr

Fun and relaxing read!! Loved it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Great Book

Sunday, July 15, 2018

#Giveaway Hop - Christmas in July - #win $10 (INT)

REVIEW - How It Ends (2018)

a rogue CIA consultant goes AWOL... The Consultant (Jonathan Hunter Thriller #1) by T.J. O'Connor

"Tj O'Connor is that rare thriller writer with both talent and street time in the worlds he rockets us readers through. O'Connor’s stories will pull you in and race you through plots that come from behind the headlines in our crazy world." ―James Grady, New York Times best-selling author of Last Days of the Condor

her marriage almost brings the English Parliament to its knees - Lies and Deceit (The Extraordinary Life of Amy Winston #3) by Liza O'Connor

"If you love strong female characters and engaging stories, you will love Lies & Deceits. You also don't have to read them in order but you will want to learn about what made Amy into such an amazing person. " Melissa, Goodreads
Excellent book!

Could I leave her … ever? My Dream Job by Marcella Swan

18+ "I'm sold! Hook, line and sinker. This is one of those refreshing spins with a strong storyline that grabs you from the start. This author definitely knows how to tell a story with the upmost potential for success. Wow! [...] This is one page turning, thrill riding tale that will take you to another place and time." Kaye, Goodreads

Saturday, July 14, 2018

when their bodies are sleeping... Game Breaker by Cheree Alsop

Avatar battles, mind-blowing levels, and a girl with a secret challenge his perspective. But when the security in the Edge begins to kill off avatars, Breccan finds himself caught up in a virtual battle that will impact their entire world.

I used to believe our morals were absolute. - Shadow's Hand (The Shadow's Creed Saga #1) by Noelle Nichols

Imposters pose as our Shadow group, spreading panic and killing innocents across the lands. These False Shadows wield a magic in its infancy, a power they call the Skills. There’s great potential to this power, but a menacing undertone taints those who wield it. Their intentions are sinister, without purpose, and their morals, questionable.

face to face with a choice... Tough Love by Aalia Lanius

"I couldn't put this book down! I found myself rooting for Aleyna from the start. I felt myself crying, feeling heartbreak, laughing, and cheering...it left me with a feeling of HOPE, and not wanting this to end!" - Ang A. via Amazon