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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.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ça va mal. Ça va pas bien. - Batiste (Cajun Devils #1) by Victoria Danann

"Batiste is a heart wrenching and emotional MC read. The story kept me at the edge of my seat from the start. I read the book in one sitting - I couldn´t put it down. The writing is excellent and the characters are simply great. I can´t say how much I love the book and can´t wait for the next instzallment in the series." Konny, Goodreads

Sometimes you have to fall to learn you can fly - Kingston Court by Holly Kammier

"Two very genuine problems that none of us would ever want to face. This book does a fine job following these ladies over the course of one very trying year, during which they admirably rise to the challenge and do what they have to do. Although the problems are heavy, the book isn't written with a heavy hand. It's still a fast-reading, fairly light book. Even includes a bit of romance, and a few well-done sexual scenes." Susan, Goodreads

Saturday, June 23, 2018

desperate for the perfect story - The Killed Conscience by Jordan Antonacci

"Within a handful of sentences, Jordan's prose hooked me. Every scene is immediate and charged, his characters, complex. [...]
This story surprises! I'm a fan of mercurial characters and unpredictable stories, but most important to me is a fresh use of language. The Killed Conscience is smartly written and full of tension." Kelly Amazon

their most dangerous challenge - The Flames Of Florence (Da Vinci's Disciples #3) by Donna Russo Morin

"Donna Russo Morin renders one of the most tumultuous periods in Florence's history in bright colors and with vivid descriptions. This tale of a group of determined women standing up for what they believe in … will absolutely resonate with modern readers." —Alyssa Palombo, author of The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence

the last thing he expects is... Stud (Dragon Runners #2) by M.L. Nystrom

"As events happen and secrets come to light, the storyline takes off. The author will take you on a wild ride that will have you laughing one minute and saying OMG the next. The characters will steal your heart and have you rooting for a happy ending. I highly recommend reading this exciting, funny and very well written storyline. You won’t regret it." - Barbara, Goodreads


He wants her future - Narcissistic Tendencies (Dating by Design #3) by Jennifer Peel

Narcissistic Tendencies“*Warning* Clear all plans before you start this book, because I promise you will NOT want to put it down until the last page has been read!” –Kathy Jo from KJ’s Book Nook 
Statistically Improbable“Super delicious read.” – Charissa, Joy in the Moments 
His Personal Relationship Manager“Oh, my gosh. This is THE PERFECT romantic chick lit story.” – Brit Rossie for Readers Favorite

Grand Finale for The Battle is O'er (The Blue Bells Chronicles #5) by Laura Vosika

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read [The Battle is O'er]?
I hope they’ll feel as if they walked beside Shawn and Niall for a time, and all the rest in the story, that the inhabitants of the Blue Bells world have become people they knew and cared about. And many readers seem to very much feel that way. I hope they’ll carry with them the beautiful story of a man who recognizes his flaws and makes a decision to turn himself around. I hope they’ll remember the humorous moments and the poignant moments and smile long after the book is closed. Launch - Author Interview

Friday, June 22, 2018

Various shades of grey blurred the branches of our twisted... Family Ties by Stephie Walls

"What a sweet atypical friends to lovers story. [...] Their story was sweet, a bit angsty and watching them grow and learn to love was exactly what I’d hoped for. " - Paige, Goodreads


Before she can celebrate the good news... The Kate Roark Magic Series Laura Rich

"A very fun read with its own twists and turns, Indira is her usual supportive best friend but will she be able to maintain this friendship in the light of what she discovers about Kate and her family in relation to her own dead family? So much going on, makes us want to read book 3 asap! " Lana, Goodreads

This group is in for on hell of a Fall. - A Country Fair Romance Series by J. Haney & S.I. Hayes

Winner takes the loser’s heart. Literally. - Bring Me Their Hearts (Bring Me Their Hearts #1) by Sara Wolf

"Sara Wolf has a way of weaving a hauntingly addicting story. I flippin love her books, and Bring Me Their Hearts is no exception. I fell for this book hardcore. It is one of my favorite reads of 2018. [...]  Fans of dark fantasies, with a healthy dose of sass and romance will absolutely love Bring Me Their Hearts. This was an excellent, excellent novel!" - Michelle, Goodreads

one woman who is his equal in passion and courage - The Highlander’s Promise by Lynsay Sands

"You just can’t go wrong with a Lynsay Sands Highlander novel, they are a perfect blend of humor, action and steamy love scenes. I loved this book and cannot wait for the next installment in the series. Even though this is the sixth book in the series, but it can absolutely be read as a stand alone title with no problems and I can't recommend it highly enough." - Tracy, Goodreads


it may be too late… Embracing the Demon by Beth Woodward

“Embracing The Demon is a thrilling, sexy, dangerous ride of a book. Count me as Team Dale, one hundred percent.”
—Nik Korpon, author of The Rebellion's Last Traitor


a clash of cultures; a clash of sexes - The House of Baric Part One: Shields Down by Jillian Bald

"Overall I highly recommend "The House of Baric Part One: Shields Down" by Jillian Bald. The book has something for everyone: romance, drama, history, action and adventure, and the brilliant engaging storytelling ability of the author will have you soon craving the next installment in the series. Excellent read." - Reader View 

will he be forced make a choice? -The Tory (The Rebels and Redcoats Saga) by T.J. London

Now as the flames of war threaten to consume the Mohawk Valley, John has the chance to not only serve King and country, but to clear his name as well. When the truth he uncovers ties his own secrets to those in the highest positions of the British military and noble society, and threatens the very life of the woman he’s come to love, will he be forced make a choice?

I just wish you weren’t the perfect man for me.- Reckless Attraction by J.J. Knight

I wish this were the usual love story.
Boy meets girl.
Boy falls in love.
They live happily ever after.

an experience he could never forget - Eye Contact by Stacey Grice


"Eye Contact is a full circle journey of growth, the willingness to thrive, and the knowledge that you shall prevail. A gripping storyline with raw emotion, this story will stay with you long after you finish reading the last chapter. " - Pamela, Goodreads


Life is out to get me. - Saved by Hazel James

"There is a quality Hazel James has when putting pen to the paper that breathes life into her characters. The personalities and the situations that they go through come across so genuinely that you can not help but become utterly invested. Saved is one of those stories that makes you take a long look at yourself, especially when saying “I can’t”, and re-evaluate your thoughts (or at least it did for me). " - Candy, Goodreads

It’s not what I expected... Monday Night Guy (My Guy series, #1) by Liz Lovelock

"Monday Night Guy was amazing guys. It was witty, charming and a whole lot of cheeky and naughty, but also had touches of heartache, heartbreak and emotionally charged moments. It had all the right elements, depth and detail to keep me glued to every page. I couldn't get enough of Parker and Addison's story. " - Gayle, Goodreads

Thursday, June 21, 2018

soon it’s Devil who is trapped... Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards #1) by Sarah MacLean

"There were so many elements at play in this new series opener that I loved. There was ice-smuggling. There was a lock-picking spinster. There was a revenge plot. Complicated backstory. A self-aware heroine who longs to leave the glittering world she's always known for something.. more. A broody hero with legitimate trust and self-worth issues. So much delicious potential for future books and characters (which, I mean, we obviously know we're getting). " Hollis, Goodreads

it seems that fate has other plans... The Curse of Pirini Lilapa by Michael E. Thies

Some look to the sky in superstition, others look to the sky in fear, and yet, some look to the sky in contemplation. For in the weeks and days before the suns converge, plots perspire, deities die, and families are fractured as no one is safe from their harsh and heinous gaze. . . 

Peace. Death. Enough. - Sword of Fire (Through the Ashes #1) by J.A. Culican

"Twists and turns abound with nerve racking, heart pounding, pulse racing, adrenaline pumping that keeps this strong storyline flowing along nicely that keeps your attention focused on this tale as it unfolds. Great job Culican bringing this read together beautifully. Thanks for sharing this little jewel with us." Kaye, Goodreads

Wicked Nights of Summer A Paranormal Romance Anthology

All proceeds go to StandUp For Kids Charity Organization! 
Moonburn: A Private Island Romance by P. Mattern ** Rebel Heart by P.T. Macias ** Uncharted by Amanda Kimberley ** Bearly Breathing by C.D. Gorri ** Ritual Island by J.P. Uvalle ** Sandy Toes by Kim Deister ** Awakening by Nicole Banks

against her circumstances - The Same Time (Time Series, #2) by Brona Mills

"This beautiful love story with sci-fi elements is a quick and fun read. There are love, adventure, action, and a few lough out loud moments, which are always a plus." Barbara, Goodreads


the sins of her past - My Beloved Past (Sistas #5) by Anne Marie Citro


In a city of millions, the probability of chance and all of its mathematical outcomes should never have brought Jake and Zara together.

a chain of bizarre events - Tribal Affairs by Matt Dallmann

"I really liked this story. 
I think this is a great story of genies. I have not read many stories about them and I really enjoyed this one. I think if you like fantasy you should check out this book. It will not be what you expected and you will really like it." - Jessica, Goodreads

#UnforgettableLove – Meant for Each Other by Delaney Cameron

This tells the story of true love, pure love, and never-giving-up love, as well as unselfish love and your-needs-are-more-important-than-mine love. The author writes a brilliant journey of true love like I have never read before. Beautiful and soul-searching. Exquisite masterpiece.


a race to sift through years of secrets - Deadly Discovery (Nova Ladies #3) by Alathia Paris Morgan

“Well, you said you needed to talk, so spill. I’ve got hours to listen, drink coffee, and eat pie.” Allie grinned as she took a sip of her coffee.


light your face with a smile... Butterflies and Flutterbyes: Dreaming in Words by Maggie Lowe


A Rollercoaster of Heartfelt Poetry!
Beautiful.


Survival rule number one... Before Dawn by Elizabeth Arroyo

Survival rule number one: eat before being hunted.
In a world infected by violent hybrids, survival comes with its own set of rules. Sixteen-year-old Zoe is an expert at breaking them.


he world will not let her rest - Maiden (The Lightwalker Series, #1) by Teresa A. Harrison

Marta and Jayme are childhood friends with different beliefs. Marta dreams of becoming a healer. Jayme has been schooled by the black-coats, a group of priests who claim women are inferior, and he fears Marta is jeopardizing her eternal future.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Everything started with... Five Knives: A Will Finch Mystery Thriller (Series Prequel) by D.F. Bailey

“The author is a great talent.” — Aaron C. Brown, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
Five Knives is the prequel thriller in the Will Finch crime series — a novel that opens on the first day of Will Finch’s journalism career. Everything that Finch learns about crime reporting begins with Five Knives. 

And that’s only the beginning... Dear Substitute by Audrey Vernick & Liz Garton Scanlon

"Liz Garton Scanlon and Audrey Vernick skillful word choices are are enhanced by Chris Raschka's whimsical illustrations. This story will evoke discussion on flexibility and transitions and giving change a chance. It's an incredibly fun classroom story that will resonate with every kid." - Kirsti, Goodreads

"FLORIDA. IT'S WHERE YOU GO TO DIE." - Jurassic, Florida by Hunter Shea

Raves for The Montauk Monster
“Old school horror.” —Jonathan Maberry
“A lot of splattery fun.”—Publishers Weekly
“Frightening, gripping.”—Night Owl Reviews

To catch a predator... Mercy Brown (Mercy Brown #2) by Tiki Kos

"I love that Tiki Kos manages to pull me in to her story and keep me mesmerized with her words.I highly recommend you one click this book as soon as you can but make sure you have read part 1 first" - Linda, Goodreads

they use their powers to protect - Weapons of Redemption by Saloni Quinby

18++ Five men, enslaved by a vampire pirate and forced to do his bidding, rebelled against their master and earned the wrath of a monster. Now, while plotting to destroy the man who, centuries later, still thinks he owns them, they use their powers to protect other victims.

#UnforgettableLove – My Sister’s Intended by Rachael Anderson

“I got seriously hooked on this book right from the first glance. Everything in this story is so beautiful and done so perfectly. The cover is stunning, the blurb intriguing and the story flow expertly done.” –NjKinny’s World of Books & Stuff
“WOW. I reserve five stars for books that blow me away, and this has become my newest addition! What a delight to discover a gem like this.” –Mary, Goodreads.com

a crazy day trip turns into a very real adventure - You Only Live Once by Haris Orkin

A whole new meaning to 'International Man of Mystery'
A witty, well written thriller
A wonderful and engaging book
(Amazon)


a haunting sequel - The Palm Reader (Jackson Walker #2) by Christopher Bowron

"Wow! I absolutely loved this book. Even better than the first! The bestselling Devil in the Grass. [...]
Strong characters you’ll love to love or hate, different plot lines that really move along, fascinating combination of Native American, Spiritual and satanic beliefs. (I won’t give satan a capital letter). The ride to the ending and the final chapters were original, exciting and explosive." Maxine, Goodreads


The question is: when they learn the truth, will they care? - If You Wrong Us by Dawn Klehr (Anniversary Edition)

"IF YOU WRONG US is shocking, suspenseful, and masterfully written. Each detail is inserted at just the right moment for maximum effect. Each twist is unexpected. Each turn of events takes the story to an even darker place." - Rachel, Goodreads

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Catharsis: The Unleashing of the Unconscious Conflicts of Michael Anthony by Michael Tyler


Along the way, he journeys to many places of wonder, meeting many people of color and temperament, and learning a lot about himself and life and living and love


Her life is wrecked! - Faking Lucky by Q.D. Purdu

"This is a read that will make you want to purchase the paperback even after you've already read your borrowed copy from KU! My normal fare is intense romances, and this read was a combination of both humor and romance. " Angel, Goodreads

at the slightest touch of their skin... Memory Walker by Carly Marino

"An incredible and compelling debut with an ending that left me wanting more![...]Full of vivid emotional and physical details, this is a perfect blend of romance and science fiction. A great fit for fans of Alexandra Bracken's Darkest Minds series." Cecily, Goodreads


A truth they must work together to reveal. - Untamed Hearts by Colleen O'Connell

Two destinations lead to one destiny
Fleeing her wavering feelings for her fiancé, Taryn Ashford boards a westbound train to visit relatives
Gunman, shooter, the brand is Jared King’s life. His skill with a gun creates an existence forever searching

an unexpected challenge - It's All About the Duke (The Rakes of St. James #3) by Amelia Grey

"If you are looking for a hold-your-breath, action-packed read, this isn’t it. But if you are looking for a nice, steady read of two people coming together, finding love and dealing with obstacles, then you have found a good one here." - Barbara, Goodreads


Find Her! it says. Be Your Own! The Girl with More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass

"Throughout The Girl with More Than One Heart, Briana reflects on happier days with her late father . . . and those memories propel her to find her own way, to “be her own” (as her second heart tells her) and embrace her new life." ―BookPage



A Girl Who Dreamed Of Something More... Between the Sea and Stars (Lena #1) by Chantal Gadoury

"Gadoury has a way of sucking you into her worlds. This is the second book I have read from her, and I'll just say that I could visualize everything. Honestly, I hate crab, but with the description of it, I may go buy some and eat them right now! There is also a lovely slow build with a particular love interest that I quite enjoyed and am anxious to see where it leads in book 2!" Candance R, Goodreads

falling... falling... My Fair Lacey & A Perfect Fit by Janette Rallison

I always always love Rallison’s stories and characters and this was no exception. I look forward to reading the book over and over again! –Kathy at Bookworm Nation
Janette always hits it out of the park with fun character voices, hilarious situations, and delightful romance. This is another great addition to her collection of books that I’d recommend anyone read and enjoy! –Five Star Review
Such a great read! It had many laugh out loud parts and I don’t use lol lightly. –A Reader

You think you know the story... Dark Water (Reverse Fairytales, #4) by J.A. Armitage

Endless Winter is a unique story that takes place in a beautiful world. J.A. Armitage's writing is lyrical and almost poetic. Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite
I devoured this book like a rich box of chocolates. Sara C Roethle


betrayal cuts close when it’s someone you love… Dethroned (Circuit Fae #2.5) by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

"Dethroned took quite a different turn than I expected . . . and I loved it!"