Tuesday, February 28, 2017

“Great story!” – A 5-Star review for “Summer Angel” (Summer Spirit Novellas Book 1) by Samantha Jacobey

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“Great story!” By Lori Lazzara
This review is from Summer Angel: A Summer Spirit Novella (Summer Spirit Novellas Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This book took me by surprise with its storyline, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! Charlie had a rare glimpse into a realm that people normally wouldn’t see but ultimately was faced with a choice. The ending made me smile. I can’t wait for the next book!
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(SUMMER SPIRIT NOVELLAS BOOK 1) 
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“Rings supernatural story-lovers’ chimes” – A 5-Star review for “The Void” by Marta Moran Bishop

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“Rings supernatural story-lovers’ chimes” By Dodester
This review is from The Void (Kindle Edition)
This story is reminiscent of the old Twilight Zone episodes, reminding me of the reason they were fascinating. It was the author’s portrayal of the characters’ psychical layers within the story that captured my interest.
When the dark moon night phase is complete, a night with no moon – the void – occurs. Bad things happen to anyone caught outside during this time – it did to Helen, and she disappeared. Wrestling with her despair over a life of drudgery as an outcast, made worse by the loss of her sister, Altori makes a bold decision. Determined to discover the truth about Helen’s disappearance, she goes into the void for answers and risks the terrible ravages upon her body that will occur.
Alto’s choice is to stay the same – invisible and miserable or step into the void. To make a choice for change, she must transcend fears, trust in her intuition and go through a phase of pain. There is no guarantee she will survive much less discover the answers, the better life that she seeks.
The Void is a psychologically compelling story that integrates themes important for the transcendence of a person from a sense of littleness to one of confident self-worth. I enjoyed the paranormal element; it is the transformational, however, that made the story so interesting.
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“This is a book that pulls you in from the get-go!” – A 5-Star review for “Jamaica Dead” (Laura and Gerry Mystery, Book 5) by Karen Vaughan

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“This is a book that pulls you in from the get-go!” By Viv Drewa
This review is from JAMAICA DEAD (LAURA & GERRY Book 5) (Kindle Edition)
Laura and Gerry get pulled into a murder while on vacation in Jamaica, even though Laura promised Gerry she wouldn’t get involved. She does all right but then it gets to be too much, and she’s right in the middles of it. I love how well Karen Vaughan mixes murder and comedy in her books and can’t wait to read the next one.
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“Fab read” – A 5-Star review for “Shattered Perfection” (The Perfection Series Book 1) by Heather Guimond


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“fab read” By emma obsessed book reviews bramley
This review is from Shattered Perfection (The Perfection Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Omg, what can I say? I think this book needs to come with a warning “tissues will definitely be required.” This is the first book by this author that I’ve read, and I will be defiantly cant wait to read more. I loved how the book started at the present day then went back to the beginning to tell the love story finishing back at present day. A fantastic book with a brilliant a story line and even better characters.
Highly recommended
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“An intriguing story” – A 5-Star review for “Murder and More” (Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 14) by Gerald W. Darnell


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A Carson Reno Mystery By Angela Kay
Murder and More is a quite intriguing story. The author does well to take the readers back in history. The scenery was very well described, the characters three-dimensional and interesting. The story pops out from the pages, and you’re really just watching a movie–that’s how engrossing it was…for me, anyway.
This is the fourteenth installment of the Carson Reno series but is a stand alone. We get the sense of who Carson is without knowing anything about this novel’s predecessors.
Carson is a very likable man, but I had trouble discerning how old he was. Sometimes he seemed to be in his mid-thirties, while other times he appeared to be much older. Either way, he gets his job done well.
Throughout the novel were various photos which help remind us that it’s set back in time. While I enjoyed the old-time landscaping and sign photos at times, some of the photos were beginning to become a bit of a nuisance, making it more of a picture book.
I did rather enjoy reading Murder and More. It was a quick, easy read, kept me guessing, and I became so engrossed in the storytelling that I managed to finish in one day. I highly recommend the story, whether you’ve followed along with Carson Reno in the past or not.
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(CARSON RENO MYSTERY SERIES BOOK 14) 
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“A park bench = Love at first sight” – A 5-Star review for “January Black Ice” (A Cat Collier Mystery) by Carol Ann Kauffman

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“A park bench = Love at first sight” By Valerie Roberson
This review is from January Black Ice: A Cat Collier Mystery (Kindle Edition)
This is the first book of the Cat Collier Mystery, and I’m already looking forward to book 2. Carol Ann Kauffman has a special way with her writing. She brings happiness and romance to light in a wholesome way. She makes you wish you were that main character.
Cat, Mary Catherine Collier, writes the Obituary for the Heaton Valley Herald and also does research for the paper. Detrick Bittmor is a lonely old man who once was in his hay day a very prominent lawyer for the town.
Mr. Bittmore asked Cat to “make friends” with this man who has been sitting on a park bench every day outside his penthouse apartment. Find out who he is. Get to know him. Why? Well, he may be —- —–! Cat agreed to do it. But she never expected to fall for this guy and find out he has been lying about who he is to her. Who is this guy?????
You are left hanging with some unanswered questions, but a warm feeling of true love. So now I have to read the next book to find out the answers. A good writer will leave a good book and you hanging.
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(A CAT COLLIER MYSTERY) 
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“A hard subject tackled well!” – A 5-Star review for “End of the Rainbow” by Bill Miller

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“A hard subject tackled well!” By P.S. Winn
This review is from End of the Rainbow (Kindle Edition)
I was going to give this book a four star, I was torn on that because the author does such a great job with the hard content of this book. Except for the fact I feel I am more optimistic than the author, I think the book is one all should read. I don’t think it is the end of the rainbow, but I can see things are headed in that direction. There is division, especially in America and I hope we can find a way to fix it. I like that the author not only spoke pf the common subject debated of race, religion and sexual orientation but also of rich and poor. I think that is a big divide we need to breach. For me, it is sad that America finally made a break through and elected a black president, only to not work with him. Something that was decided before he ever took the oath of office. The author did a good job of trying to stay neutral in the writing, a hard thing to do. I think we all have a prejudice against something and hope we all will also find a way to work on that. I have faith in the new generation who I feel see with their hearts and not their eyes. I hope I am right! Thanks to the author for a book that makes readers think, feel and hopefully change!
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“You need to read this series” – A 5-Star review for “Finding The Magician” (Thirty Days Book 3) by Belle Brooks

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“You need to read this series” By Jenn
This review is from Finding The Magician: Part Three (Thirty Days Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
This story is absolutely amazing. Abigail and Marcus’s story of finding their way back to each other is beautiful and haunting, and the twists and turns throughout the series have been unforgettable. The characters that she creates in this series you really feel a connection to, especially some of the side characters like Sammy, Mosby, and Lucy.
I don’t want to give anything away, but just know that this book shocked the hell out of me. It completely stunned me into silence. I didn’t cry, or laugh, or get angry, I just sat there…… staring at my iPad when I finished the book.
I really think this is the kind of series you just have to hold your breath and jump into with both feet. When I first read Thirty Days I never read the description, I just dove right in. Take the plunge and read these books. It will be an experience.
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Monday, February 27, 2017

THE OWL BRANCH PRESENTS AN AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT FOR AMANDA MACKEY


Amanda Mackey was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when she was 12 years old with her family, where she has lived ever since. She has loved books since an early age and is an avid reader. This has helped lay the foundation for her writing. She’s published 7 novels to date with plenty more on the way. An author with Limitless Publishing, she loves to spend time with family when she’s not writing or reading. 
Amanda hopes to make writing her full time career and travel in the near future.
HERE ARE HER BOOKS!
Finding You Series:
Blurb: Life is hard.Marriage can be harder.
Especially for Dakota Livingston whose husband turned into a monster…
After surviving a beating that puts her in hospital she is determined to get her life together and move forward.
While on a month’s holiday to celebrate a new chapter in her life, the last thing Dakota expects is to fall in love with handsome movie actor, Kyle Rutherford…
After a whirlwind romance, Dakota’s trip is cut short after discovering her ex-husband has injured her beloved father. Not wanting to leave her blissful new relationship with Kyle, she has no choice but to return home without him while he finishes filming a movie.
A broken heart is the least of Dakota’s troubles, as fate steps in to change her life forever…
Testing not only her will but her sanity.
Blurb: Dakota Livingston’s whole world has been turned upside down…After realizing she’s the sole survivor of a plane crash—the plane that was to take her to her injured father—her will to live is put to the test as she floats out at sea for days with no water or food.
Ready to give up, she’s rescued by some fisherman from a nearby island. Waking up, not knowing where she is and with no communication with the outside world, Dakota befriends a 12 year old native boy who has secrets hauntingly similar to her own.
As their friendship grows it becomes clear just how similar their lives are.
In a race against time, with recovery underway, Dakota is desperate to save Daniel from his own demons and return to the love of her life who has given her up for dead.
Can one woman’s sheer grit and determination overcome all odds?
Blurb: After finally being reunited with Kyle, Dakota and Daniel have a blissful life they’ve only ever dreamed of…With secrets locked away and painful memories fading, Dakota soon learns that no matter how far or fast you run, the past always has a way of catching up to you.
Taken at gunpoint by her deranged ex-husband and driven to a secluded location, she soon learns just what he has in store for her and how crazy he really is.
Lives will be lost.
Sanity will be tested.
Revenge will be sought.
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Blurb: Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched?

How much do you trust your gut instincts?

Kate Fitzpatrick’s intuitive gift warns her that her ex-lover Jake Alexander has arrived in her idyllic hometown of Vernazza, Italy, but she tries to shrug it off as being overworked and tired.

When Jake appears in front of her in a lonely, dark alley looking sexier than ever, Kate’s worst fears are confirmed. 

She fights the magnetic pull between them, feeling guilty that her new boyfriend is out of town on business. 

But after a serious fall that leaves Kate between life and death, she soon discovers that Jake’s arrival, and their intense connection, may be the only thing that can save her…
 
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Your Heart to Keep is a Standalone novel with a HEA
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Blurb: We don’t choose fate. It chooses us. Or so we are led to believe.
Holly Jenkins is about to receive a new heart, thanks to a donor match from accident victim, Chloe McQuade. The victim’s boyfriend, bad boy Jax, is angry and grieving for his lost love. He hates everything and everyone, including Holly. It isn’t until he meets her that he realizes there is something about her he can’t explain. Could it be the beating heart of his dead girlfriend- the very one he owned, that calls to him? Is the intense pull towards Jax coming from Holly’s own emotions or are they Chloe’s? And why is she suddenly craving things she never has before? How do they decide what’s real and what’s not? Is fate at play or is it something more?
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Here is another Standalone book – Pain.
Blurb: Life is sweet in The Sanctuary—until Lillian Harris is thrown the curveball of her life.

Lillian is perfectly happy cocooned within the lofty perimeter fence of The Sanctuary. Her Sanctuary—a vast oasis for rescued lions, tigers, and elephants. The animals are her world. So when Lillian’s dad tells her a nineteen-year-old criminal who’s fresh out of prison is coming to The Sanctuary as part of a rehabilitation program, Lillian is more than a little apprehensive. She interacts with animals more than humans—and definitely not criminals.

Justice Armstrong is more arrogant than a Silverback, but something darker lurks behind his eyes… 

It isn’t until Justice swaggers toward her from the parole officer’s car—pierced, confident, and more than a little hot—Lillian knows she has her work cut out for her. His stare has the power to rob her of all thoughts. His words, although crude and nefarious, bring a part of her to life she never knew existed. How is this criminal suddenly turning her world upside down?

He has the power to drag her to the dark side….

Pain is his drug of choice, a vice he can’t survive without. Then he meets Lillian Harris. Little miss hellcat. Fiery, strong, and all woman. She challenges him at every damn turn, and watching her tame those fierce big cats makes his need for her that much stronger. He wants to do things to her…wicked things. She makes him crave pain in a whole new way.

When a teen with a dark past bumps heads with a feisty rescue worker, will it be love over lust—or a matter of life and death?
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Once and Angel: Paranormal romance.
Blurb: Angel turned Demon, Nathaniel has been sent to Earth to tarnish pure souls, then banish them to Hell so Lucifer may recruit them into his army. What Nate doesn’t expect is a chance meeting with Maya at a coffee shop in Mt. Vernon, Washington. He’s drawn to her innocence and purity. At first he wants to lead her into temptation so she may join him in Hell but as he gets to know her, he realizes he also wants to protect her. With a deadline looming and the King of Hades claiming Maya for himself, Nate fights against his evil nature in a desperate bid to keep her safe.



Maya lives a simple life. Work. Eat. Sleep. Spending time with her best friend. When charming and stunningly handsome Nate ends up at the counter of the cafe where she works, she’s left floundering at the intense affect he has on her. After agreeing to spend time with him, she soon discovers more to the sexy newcomer than meets the eye. Her world is turned upside down. Some things in fairy tales are real.
 
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DEFENDING JAGGER (SEARCH & SEEK BOOK 1) HTTPS://WWW.AMAZON.COM/DEFENDING-JAGGER-SEARCH-SEEK-BOOK-EBOOK/DP/B01IDZJLCG/REF=ASAP_BC?IE=UTF8

 
Jagger Reed has a secret that could destroy lives…

And one life that could be destroyed is his disabled brother’s. Jagger is in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, and believes it’s a small price to pay to protect his family. 

Rosalind McAllister is the newest creative writing teacher at Arizona State Prison…



Rose is determined to prove herself to her criminal students and not let them break her—like they did the last teacher. But when she meets Jagger Reed, she immediately knows the line between student and teacher could be easily blurred. Tall, intimidating, and way too handsome to be incarcerated, she vows to keep him at a distance.

A creative writing assignment turns into the discovery of Jagger’s innocence…

When Rose reads Jagger’s creative writing piece, she’s both astounded and impressed. His written words call to her, providing a window into his private world. But as the assignment continues, she discovers facts about Jagger’s conviction that change everything.

Determined to piece together clues that leap out from the pages, she finds much more than an articulate prisoner.

How can she save a man who doesn’t want to be saved? And can she stop her heart from getting involved while…

Defending Jagger?
 
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STEALING DALLAS (SEARCH & SEEK BOOK 2)

 
Fresh out of a stint in prison, Jagger Reed wants his life back…

Finally released from prison after serving only eighteen months of a twenty-year sentence, Jagger is excited to reunite with his disabled brother Dallas. With the help of Rosalind McAllister, the creative writing teacher at the prison, Jagger was given a full pardon and legal guardianship of his brother.

The fight to get his old life back has just begun…


When Jagger and Rose arrive to pick up Dallas from his temporary foster parent, Lena Radcliffe, they are horrified to discover she has moved out with no known address. Worried that his brother may be in danger, they enlist the help of the local police who discover Lena in Great Falls, Montana. Rose vows to help Jagger reunite with his brother.

Jagger is out for blood, and heaven help anyone who stands in his way…

Live or die, Jagger will find his brother so they can start fresh. But there’s more to Lena Radcliffe than meets the eye, and suddenly Jagger and Rose are in over their heads. They’re in the middle of something much bigger and more dangerous than a family dispute.

The clock is ticking, and they’re running out of time to figure out Lena’s motive for…

Stealing Dallas
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