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.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

REVIEW Shakespeare Burning by Charisse Moritz

One mistake and seventeen-year-old Shake LeCasse lost everything. Now there’s no going back and no way to move forward.
Cleo Lee survives however she can. Lie, cheat, steal, whatever it takes, and saving Mr. Popular isn’t part of the plan.

“I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.”... My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton

"This was an excellent first book by author Stacy Eaton. The book gripped me from the start and I liked the easy prose and the way each character was devleoped. Unlike other vampire tales that I have recently read, the main female lead in 'My Blood Runs Blue' was strong, willful minded and not some sad and disgruntled girl who falls in love at the very first instance. This was so refreshing!" Tim O'Rourke, Goodreads (#1)

what choice do you really have? Sector C Series by Nina Soden

Suspenseful, intense, passionate, and awash in paranormal delights, Sector C captures the enchantment and mysteries of the supernatural world and the power of friendship.

all hell is breaking loose... Hostile Pursuit (A Hard Core Justice Thriller #1) by Juno Rushdan

“This edge of your seat romantic thriller had me hooked from the beginning and didn't let up until the sizzling conclusion.” -David, Goodreads reviewer, 5 Stars

Nothing remains the same... Yet Today by Anthony Caplan

Nothing remains the same, and love does not always conquer all in Yet Today, a thrilling, contemporary family saga from Anthony Caplan.

a deadly game - Treasure Fever: The Hunt For El Dorado by James B. McPike

A brilliant blend of Dan Brown and National Treasure, McPike's latest is the escape you need in today's world. Put down your tired thriller and adventure fiction, because much like El Dorado, a real goldmine of a book is waiting for you in Treasure Fever." --Red City Review (5-stars)

wanting more... Nova (The Kings of Retribution MC, Louisiana #3) by Crystal Daniels & Sandy Alvarez

18+ "Mindblowing. Nova is, by far, Crystal Daniels and Sandy Alvarez's book with the biggest and most perfectly crafted elements of surprise. These are masterfully ingrained in an attention-grabbing storytelling lead by heartfelt characters." Clara, Goodreads

Lighthearted, smart, and snarky... Just what you were looking for! Don't Mess With This Witch by Liz Lorow

Genevieve Howe is a 16 year-old witch incarcerated in a magical juvenile detention center. She’s not a bad kid, she’s just a really lousy witch. Sometimes her random thoughts unintentionally turn into actual spells, causing all kinds of trouble. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

a matter of beginner’s luck... Murder, Just Because (Detective Quaid Mysteries #5) by Yolanda Renee

In Murder, Just Because author Yolanda Renée brings bloodthirsty serial killer Stowy Jenkins back to take fans on another horrifying thrill ride that'll keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning. (AMAZON)

Kody Boye's Birthday Bash

Hello everyone, and welcome to my 2020 Birthday Bash! Though my birthday isn't until the 7th of April, I wanted to kick off the celebration by providing you access to free, full-length young-adult books not only by me, but several other authors, through the Book Funnel website! 

can Utopia endure? A.I. Insurrection by Michael Poeltl

When revolution sparks sentience in artificial intelligence, can Utopia endure? In what seems an impossible three-sided war, enemies become uneasy allies. Each faction of humanity and humanity’s creation fight to claim their own place in an ever-evolving solar system.

she didn’t care - Stay With Me Trilogy by Nicole Fiorina

"The character development is great, even supporting characters, the writing is spectacular, the plot is original and nothing was predictable. 
[...] I loved it and recommend it to everyone." Ꮗ€♫◗☿, Goodreads

Harry loves to race around the streets of... Dog Tow by Debbie Richardson

"I really had a great time reading Debbie Richardson's work. It was the light-hearted, fun read that I needed right now. I know my kiddo is going to love laughing at this book as much as I did." Meaghan, Goodreads

she isn’t ready... Perfect Pending (Witches of Gales Haven, #1) by Lucia Ashta

Marla’s ancestors saddled her with frizzy red hair, sarcasm on tap, the Gawama last name, and the urge to run from her problems.
Her bloodline was also supposed to guarantee she’d be a powerful witch.

see how Elle ties all her passions together - Elle of Portuana by Samuel Narh

"I like this book because I think it will peak children’s imagination and provide parents with an opportunity to reinforce the importance of being stewards to this beautiful world, appreciating its beauty, saving your money and living with passion." Suzanne H., Goodreads

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

We’re literally sitting on top of Hell... Baptism of Fire (Playing With Hellfire, #1) by Jessie Thomas

"The writing is exquisite. Everything, from the beautifully detailed setting of Perdition Falls and the wide range of characters made this reading session a lovely experience. But what really did it for me was how complex each character is [...] he gripping action and the superb tension frame a very convincing story, one that I'm very excited to continue reading in the next book." Elena, Goodreads

a world they thought they knew - Essence of the Angels (The Starlight Chronicles #2) by P.S. Malcolm

"This book picks up beautifully from the first and you're immediately immersed in character's emotions and conflicts. This story has much deeper emotion, more intense action, and higher stakes. [...] There are also some huge twists that you won't see coming. I give this five stars for completely knocking my socks off!" Jo Narayan, Goodreads

the odds of success are tenuous at best... Priestess of Storms & Stone (Rogue Ethereal #5) by Annie Anderson

"Max is back, and full of her usual spunk with a little extra shine and sparkle thrown in. Every pun intended. (You will understand when you read...LOL). [...] Nonstop amazing, per usual. Max and the gang is never ending entertainment and awesomeness!" K.A.Graham, Goodreads

Inspired by A True Story - Keep Forever by Alexa Kingaard

“Unlike some war stories that focus on intense, harsh and graphic depictions of post-combat trauma, this tale unfolds gently, like an Edna Ferber novel, spread across many decades, detailing the impact this soldier’s illness has on an entire family, including children and grandchildren. KEEP FOREVER is a wonderful, emotionally satisfying read that I highly recommend. ”
GARY SEIGEL, author of “Haskell Himself”

no time for romance... Slayer (Shadowborn Rebellion #1) by Cyndi Friberg

"I really enjoyed Malik and Kara as protagonists. They’re such strong characters, and so right for one another. The bad guy is truly reprehensible, and I loved seeing how his loss continues to create the needed shift in Sarronti viewpoints. I’ve loved this saga, and I can’t wait for more." Mary Lynne, Goodreads

dark secrets, DNA and a possible psychopath copycat killer - DOUBLE BLIND: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders by Sara Winokur

DOUBLE BLIND is a wild ride through the cultural landscape of Iceland, from rural farmsteads to icy fjords to the high-tech world of DNA forensics. This crime thriller packed with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Review - Pixieland Diaries (Pixieland Diaries #1) by Christina Bauer

If you don't like pixies, don’t read this diary.
If you don't like loud-mouthed pixies who are really cool but sometimes get told they're immature (for no reason), then definitely stop reading.

he is a risk she's willing to take ... A Wolf's Treasure (The Kinkaid Werewolves #5) by L.E. Wilson

18+ With his I-know-what-you-look-like-naked green eyes, sexy brogue, and cocky grin, Duncan is the type of wolf Ryanne wouldn't normally waste her time with for more than a night.

something draws him towards her direction - The Lupie Warrior by Kristen Collins

Kristen is your simple introverted girl, except for the fact that she suffers from Lupus. She has a simple life with a simple routine and that's how she likes it. Or so she thought... 

revelations... Chergui's Child by Jane Riddell

"It's a well-written tale that reveals the strengths and frailties of Olivia, who struggles through many uncomfortable situations in her search, which leads her from London to the South of France and other locales, always seemingly a step behind Richie -- the smooth, heartless father of her out-of-wedlock child." Don Sloan, Goodreads

about pain, hope, joy and life... Bright Yellow Souls by Luca Favaro

[I] was blown away. [...] It is a heartbreaking, gut wrenching, memoir-esque rendition of true events. Yet, your soul is stitched back in place, with the enduring goodness of human nature. Please get this book! You will be glad you did." Amazon

Zelda Richardson Mystery Series by Jennifer S. Alderson

"I took great pleasure in the delightful chapter titles, such as, “Balkan Bandits Strike Again” and “The Audacity of Art Thieves,” The authors descriptions of action and adventure in Venice and Marmaris bring each site vividly to life and made me keep turning the pages long after I should have turned off the light." Elizabeth, Goodreads (#3)

what if you'll be next? No Stone Unturned (Forensic Instincts #8) by Andrea Kane

"A compelling read with the perfect balance of mystery and character detail. Given this is book number eight, those character details were invaluable, and certainly allowed me to follow the story without wondering too much what had happened in previous books. There's a blend of historical information with the unravelling mystery, centring on Ireland's violent past, and it all hangs together really well." L.S., Goodreads

against the darkness…The Spirit Breather (Native Guardians #1) by Bekah Harris

"It was so refreshing to open this book up to a new kind of story, with Native American characters taking center-stage and diving into an entire mythos of lore, spiritual awakening, latent magical powers, ageless sage leaders, and, naturally, angsty young people battling not only big scary monsters, but themselves in a conflict of deep personal struggle, of self discovery, of a painful past, and of a hopeful future." - Dustin Street, Big Small Town Books 

Their choices will change the world - Guardian of the Sunshine Bride (Sīhalt, #1) by Austin Rehl

"Austin Rehl did an amazing job of turning a common princess story into something intriguing and action packed! Right balance of romance and suspense. He definitely hit it out of the park!" Rachel, Goodreads

the best method for providing: Clean Water for Developing Countries by John A. Dracup

The main purpose of this book is to assist the reader in choosing the best method for providing clean and safe water in a developing country. Most of the book’s content comes from the knowledge gained from:

how far she’s willing to go to do what’s right? Paragon by Shauna Alderson

"This book has everything I love: mystery, romance, strong characters, and a great plot! Just when I thought I had it figured out, something else changed; it really kept me on my toes. Eddy and Neil are both frustrating at times, but I think Randi has a good head on her and will make the best choice." Jennifer M., Goodreads

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Who is telling the truth? NO OTHER WAY (Harry Hunter #3) by Willow Rose

"The 3rd book in this series is even more action packed than the last two if that is even possible! [...] Open the book to the first chapter and be ready for a roller coaster ride you just can't get off until the very end! This is a great action packed series you won't able to put down from the very first page!" Merry C., Goodreads

people are dying all around her... Abby Normal (The Abby Normal #1) by Samuel Thomas Fraser

Abby Henderson has lived her whole life under a dark cloud. When she was born, a demon called the Deacon claimed her family as his property. When she turned 13, she was traumatized by an ominous psychic vision. When she turned 14, her dad had a psychotic breakdown and tried to kill her.

"Amazing story of a love that shouldn’t be." - When Art Rises: Living in Cin by Lorrain Allen

"Amazing story of a love that shouldn’t be." Tracy Sloane, Goodreads

Revenge was dealt. - The Resurrection of Us (Albany Nightingale Duet #2) by Rachel M. Raithby

"I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns this storyline offered. It’s a fast paced story and very easy to read. Even though I had day to day commitments all I wanted to do was continue reading until the end- a sign of a wonderful book." lil maso, Goodreads

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Jeweled Dagger Series & Lara's Story by Diane Merril Wigginton

Would you keep a secret to save someone you barely know? 
Angelina Stewart is a beautiful, bold, independent woman hiding a terrible secret.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Her dirty little secret is about to make headlines.... One Wild Weekend With Connor (One Wild Weekend with #1) by Lexi Hart

When a ruggedly handsome ex-con arrives bleeding on her doorstep, Evelyn is too busy saving his life to consider why he was out during a storm. 

I die every night in my dreams... The Lost Link (Power of Fae #1) by Michelle Bryan

"I definitely would love to find out what happens next.There’s no way I was able to guess what would happen in this story. Everything seems so new and different to me. I’ve read other books about Fae and magic but this story is so on a different level. Which is not a bad thing. Makes for a really good read!" Kimi, Goodreads

No one in Mapleton knows he exists - Please Return to: Toby Solano by Frank Morelli

Toby Solano is the new kid in town. No one in Mapleton knows he exists, which is tough to swallow for a boy who descends from Lucha Libre wrestling royalty. Back in El Paso, Toby could snap his fingers and the seas would part as he walked the hallways at his old school.

life isn’t a movie - The Mixtape to My Life by Jake Martinez

[T]his isn’t a movie. Confusion, friendship, and love won’t guarantee a happy ending unless Justin can learn to accept himself for who he truly is. Hair bands and all.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

it is not going to be easy... Perception and Deception Series by Andrea Hintz

"The action is intense, and more plausible than what one might find in other stories. The author keeps the reader glued to pages with a keen eye for detail and a taut writing style. [...] 
I highly recommend this book and the series to readers who enjoy suspense, romance, action and adventure." David L., Goodreads (#2)

the biggest threat of all - Healing Hearts by C.B. Clark

"Healing Hearts: It had fantastic writing. Wonderful story with lots of emotions. I loved all the characters. [...]
It was such a wonderful story I could not put it down. I love CB Clark's style of writing. All her books are wonderful." Katherine H., Goodreads

Beware the terror lurking beneath a mask of smiles... Grand Masquerade by Stephen Perkins

"The action is fast-paced and the supernatural aspects of the story add interest rather than a dues ex machina aspect to the plot. The characters are fun and interesting. Everything is falls into place to make this a really fun read. I would highly recommend picking up this novel. " the Librarian, Goodreads

Who will you be? Ordinary (Ordinary Series #1) by Starr Z. Davies

"First, I must say, this story is anything but "Ordinary". [...] 
The story brings in the believable, even if almost impossible. I have fast become a big fan of Davies. I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is a definite recommendation." Amy S., Goodreads

There'll be romantic liaisons, fairytale frolics, and mysteries to solve! - A Compendium of Characters by Mason Bushell

"This collection is an eclectic mix of light-hearted, sometimes thought provoking and heart wrenching tales. There really is something for everyone." Miranda K., Goodreads

at gunpoint - Tender Misdemeanors by Alana Lorens

"The intense action right out of the gate gets your blood racing and it’s obvious the author is either well researched or very familiar with the area because the entire book is very authentic. A must read book." Cb Pelton, Goodreads

his lost life and soul... Forsaken (The Netherworlde #1) by Sara Reinke

"Being not my usual genre (romantic fantasy) I really did not have much expectations. Sara Reinke proved me wrong, very wrong 😊. The story is a romantic reading, but it is also much more than that. It is a couple's journey to reclaim love against all odds and the future they envisioned together, after tragedy hits." Katheyer, Goodreads

they both wonder—is this... The Last Goodbye (Seaside Sisters #1) by Kay Lyons

"I enjoyed this sweet and well-written story by new to me author Kay Lyons. [...] I liked this book and all the characters in it. Ireland and her sisters are a fun bunch and they each are terrific in their own right. I enjoyed their camaraderie and the way they challenged each other." LJT, Goodreads

All magic demands a sacrifice - By Blood and Magic (The Dragon Portal #2) by Jamie A. Waters

"This started with a bang and constantly surprised me so I can definitely say it was very entertaining and full of surprises. A lot less from the Demons compared to the first book but Blossom more than made up for that, plus who doesn't want to read about Mermaids ?" Marta, Goodreads