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.

Monday, July 16, 2018

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

they must expose the evil truth before they are killed – or worse - The Dociles by Valerie Puri

"This is definitely an awesome story and one that you will find hard to put down until you reach the ending. AND THEN -- you will be asking: When is the second book in the trilogy going to be released????" - Sue, Goodreads

A world without fire - Of Ashes & Sin (Fire Trails, #1) by Ariana Hawkes & K. N. Knight

The last Phoenix has perished in a huge blaze of flames, extinguishing fire from the earth. Ranger Mason is a nineteen-year-old shifter whose spirit animal has not yet been fixed. An orphan, hustler and part-time exorcist, she scrapes a living in a dangerous, burned-out world, with no idea of the unique power she holds.

Book Tour Grand Finale for Alaskan Hideaway (Northern Lights #3) by Beth Carpenter

Welcome to the book tour for Alaskan Hideaway, the third book in the Northern Lights series. In this story, you’ll meet Mac Macleod, who is being hounded by the paparazzi after his daughter’s murder. He takes his daughter’s dog and moves to a little cabin in Alaska, where he can be alone in his grief. But he doesn’t count on his new neighbors, Ursula Anderson and her animal-loving goddaughter Rory, who can’t seem to help getting tangled up in his life...Launch - Note from the Author

Friday, July 13, 2018

falling in love is the easy part - The Sound of Your Heart (College Bound #3) by Laura Ward, Christine Manzari

"Wow. I have so many feels. I read this in 24 hours. I am tired and my face looks awful because I was up most of the night crying. I tried twice to fall asleep and I couldn't. I can't remember the last time a book did that to me. I don't know what to read next. I can't believe it's over." Amber, Goodreads

a turn even its maker didn’t expect... Queen of Thorns and Roses (Black Rose Sorceress #4) by Connie Suttle

Such a fantastic addition to the series
Great sequel
Such a great book!
Loved it

And the flames are getting hot... Into the Fire by Charles Soto

ARLETA ROSE: Poverty, persecution and an alcoholic mother stand in the way of a young, naive girl who dreams of a better life.
DAHL RICHARDS: A music mogul legend who is recognized worldwide. He is the creator of the hit show, The Vocalist, and founder of Rich Records.

All of the unicorns were now gone.. except... The Blue Unicorn's Journey to Osm by Sybrina Durant

"The Blue Unicorn…reads like old time fairy tales…where life and death choices are made…And …maybe, you will learn why you never see a unicorn.This magical fantasy filled with fun and humor, sadness and happiness, and lessons learned. We are not alone." - Sherry, Goodreads

in the world of advertising, nothing is as it seems - You Dear, Sweet Man byThomas Neviaser

"The encounters between these characters, including how the advertisement played a big role is what makes this book interesting. I enjoyed reading this book and I like how it’s exploring the option of eating healthier, following the current market of staying fit. I recommend this read to anyone who wants to learn how to enhance their business with some perspective of the process. " Rae, Goodreads

Secrets and Lies of a Living Vampire - Crimson (Moroi Society, #1) by T.L. Christianson

Vampire Elizabeth was looking for a distraction when she took a job on the isolated estate of scientist Dr. Owen Bennett. Expecting him to be an eccentric old man, the Doctor, turns out to be a lot younger than expected and sparks fly. As Liz struggles with her past and a possible future with Owen, she realizes that things around the Bennett compound aren’t quite adding up. 

what doctor prescribes... Queen's Island by Xaviera Snow

When Doctor Marie Petit prescribes a month-long stay at an exclusive spa on a remote island off the French Riviera, Claire believes she's being sent for some rest and physical rehabilitation, but when she arrives, the 'spa' is not at all what she expected, and neither is her assigned therapist, Cade Malone

Everyone should have a chance... Because Forever (The Avenue #2) by B. Cranford

"I have been a fan of B. since I started reading her reviews years ago. When she decided to write on her own, I knew this gal was going places! I will forever be a fangirl of the highest order. Ready with panda puns and breadsticks! You are a bright star B.! I can't wait to see what you write next! " Bibliophile, Goodreads

Can love save their souls, or is lust too tempting? - Temptation Trials Revolution (Temptation Trials #1.5) by B. Truly

Lust, mistaken for love, will lead to down a treacherous path. They soon learn that the spirit may be willing, but the flesh is weak.
Can love save their souls, or is lust too tempting?

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Anything to stave off boredom... The Body in the Ballroom (Alice Roosevelt Mystery #2) by R.J. Koreto

"As in the first book, Alice is a wonderfully realized, a fully alive character, and Joe St. Clair ain’t far behind. The author uses the “real” Alice to full effect, bringing to his readers someone who we truly would be privileged to know. I look forward to further adventures." Helen, Goodreads

Every marriage has a secret, but this one is deadly - Vigilante Assassin (Jake Wolfe #2) by Mark Nolan

"There is a beauty in the work that Jake does, he is honorable even when he is asked to assassinate someone. There is humor in his interactions with other law enforcement officials and there is honesty in his actions. He is a good man and these books would make outstanding movies. " Vicki, Goodreads

held hostage by Malcolm - Highland Brides of Skye by Tarah Scott and April Holthaus

Over the years, many lasses have found refuge in the Scottish Highland’s Glenwood Abbey. But for three young ladies, sanctuary becomes servitude, with master puppeteer Malcom Donald using them in his plan to rule the Isle of Skye.

Into the Woods: Stories, Poems, Essays & More (Mindful Writers Retreat Series #1)

Twenty-six Mindful Writers Retreat Authors contributed to Into the Woods. The group consists of bestsellers, award-winners, first-time authors, seasoned veterans, poets, memoirists, essayists, musicians, journalists, novelists, and short story writers who are traditionally, self and hybrid published.

an oath to rewrite fate - Oath of a Warrior (Legends of the Fenian Warriors, # 2) by Mary Morgan

"What can I say, it's a MUST READ! If you are a lover of fantastic story, then this book will please you and send you in the imaginary world of faes and warriors from the Highlands. I strongly recommend this book! I have to say that Mary Morgan is my favorite author of Scottish and fantastic paranormal romance! Mesmerized again!!" - Nicole, Goodreads

Save them all or die trying. - Heart of the Colossus (A Holly Drake Job, #3) by Nicole Grotepas

The mission is a logistical nightmare. How can Holly and her crew save an entire fleet of children? The answer: whatever it takes. 

An ill-mannered detective with an overly suspicious mind - Sweet Fatalities (Heroes of Coweta County #2) by Sherrie Lea Morgan

The kitchen has always been Hannah’s happy place, but as she prepares to compete for prize money any aspiring baker would drool over, she notices something weird. Weird even for a culinary student who still talks to the ghost of her dead roommate. 

Two scheming matchmakers are at it again… Summer Bride (Holiday Brides #2) by Shanna Hatfield

"I adored this book! It's a delightful & touching story.[...] Summer Bride is an engaging, feel good romance. Great characters
& romance makes it the perfect summer read.
A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE!!!" - Doni, Goodreads

Blood is going to spill… Blood & Magic Vol. 1 (Blood & Magic #1 & 2) by Danielle Annett

Breakneck pacing, a strong fierce heroine, and a twist at every corner.” — CHERRY ADAIR, New York Times Bestselling Author
“I personally am a Kate Daniels fan, and I loved this series.” — Amazon Reviewer

a gift bound by love - Laura's Legacy (Black Ridge Wolf Pack #4) by Lilli Carlisle

Omega's Choice
Ceva's Chance
Karli's Resolve
Laura's Legacy

We are Mewranters. - Mewranters – Attack of the Sea Monster by Kachi Ugo

If there are no sea monsters ravaging the seven seas, or three-headed hydras prowling our streets, it’s not because they don’t exist; it’s because we exist.
We are the last line of defense against nature’s indiscretions.
We are nature’s police.
We are Mewranters.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

a thrilling ride into the near future - Woman Ex by Real Laplaine

"An utterly captivating and quickly-paced thriller..."
Author, Victoria Ichizli-Bartels
"Here is another fascinating book from an author I came to enjoy so much."
A.G. Mogan, author of The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler 

an increasingly tense standoff with a cruel and vicious man - Cruelty's Daughter by Anna Willett

Lonely. That's how it felt... Blessing of Luna (Wolf gods #1) by Blaise Ramsay

"This book is a fantastic paranormal read. This is not the stereotypical werewolves and vampires story. The writer has created unique characteristics and circumstances as the setting for this story and through it all is a beautiful romance [...]." - Dawn, Goodreads

Life is perfect. Right? All of My Heart: Sweet Hart Inn (A Harbor Falls Romance #1) by Sophie Jacobs

Suzie Hart has it all. A beautiful home, friends and family, and the sweetest job in the world. She's the best darned cook in Harbor Falls, North Carolina, and has the street cred to prove it. She runs her own bed and breakfast, writes a food blog, and is working on her first cookbook. 

The only choice she has - Awaken (The Lilituria Prophecy #1) by Grace White

"When I decided to read and review this book, I didn't expect a lot. I was looking for paranormal, to feed my need for paranormal romance and got so much more. I felt like I was on an adrenaline high from the nonstop excitement. The story started out strong and ended strong. "~ Four Chicks Flipping Pages, Amazon

Legends of Lust: Erotic Myths from Around the World by Autumn Bardot

18++ Who knew the ancient world could be so downright… arousing?
Like uncovering a sexy diamond in the rough, Legends of Lust, 'Erotic Myths from around the World.'reveals the fiery passions lying dormant behind your favorite mythological stories. 

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. 

I’m not sure you’re ready to read my story... Addiction by Margaret McHeyzer

16+ "Edgar is my light. Before him I was trapped in darkness, but he flicked a match, and suddenly, the world became good, not bad anymore." 
Drugs ruin people’s lives. 
I should know, they destroyed mine. 

because a choice is easy doesn’t mean it’s pleasant - The Witch’s Tower (Twisted Ever After, #1) by Tamara Grantham

THE WITCH’S TOWER is the first in an inspired new series of fairy-tale retellings from award-winning fantasy author Tamara Grantham.
Gothel is a witch. Punished for the actions of her mother, her choice is simple: either she stands guard over Princess Rapunzel—or she dies.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

REVIEW - Deadly Games (Dallas after Dark #2) by Karen Rock

Nash and Katherine can save lives, if they put aside the desire that torments them both. But the closer they get, the more they have to lose . . .

the ultimate sacrifice... The Scribe Cycle Series by James Wolanyk

Away from her refuge, war drums continue to beat. Thwarted in her efforts to locate the elusive tracker and bring him to justice, Anna turns to the state of Nahora and its network of spies for help. But Nahoran assistance comes with a price: Anna must agree to weaponize her magic for the all-out military confrontation to come. 

he might be the man of her dreams after all - Flip the Beat by Roxanne D. Howard

Molly Ivers thinks she is falling for the opposite of Prince Charming, and she knows she should give him up, but, oh, the temptation. 

all he needs... Maddox (Vested Interest #3) by Melanie Moreland

"I have to say that each book just keeps getting better and better and as of right now, Maddox is my favorite for a variety of reasons, but this one had it all...the FEELS, ALL THE FEELS, a ton of I need a cold shower/my B.O.B. smexy times and a nice little dash of craycray to keep me on my toes and keep turning the pages until the very end ~ which only served to make me want more!" Kahea, Goodreads

Who broke his rules? Wherever Love Finds You by Laura Haley-McNeil

It’s his game. He makes the rules. Rule number one – only he can break the rules.
Who broke his rules?

Insanity. Capture. Death. All roads seem doomed for failure... By Ways Unseen by Daniel Dydek

The Provinces are falling. From the south, the immortal Knights of Galessern raid. From the north, the trees of the Kalen Woods have awoken, and are hungry for their second city.