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, October 20, 2017

REVIEW Last Chance (The Rains Brothers #2) by Gregg Hurwitz

The Rain brothers fight for the survival of humanity in Last Chance, the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz's YA debut, The Rains.

REVIEW Chosen by R.S. Broadhead

Black eyes. No emotion. No sympathy. Only emptiness.
After a late night accident, Piper isn’t in her hometown burying her loved one. She’s in a town called Hell. All she wants to do is leave, but the people seem to be holding her there for some reason. 

The clock is ticking - Vengeance (Tip of the Spear #2) by Belle Ami

Caught in a mousetrap, she struggles to find a way out of her deadly situation 
Layla must make a choice, save her child or sacrifice herself and her marriage. The clock is ticking.

is it love, sex, money, or power? - The Grand by Dennis D. Wilson

18+ "I love crime series books with an interesting detective that has a compelling backstory that adds color to the plot. [...]
The surprise in the middle of the book is sure to knock you off your seat. This is the first published novel for Dennis Wilson, and I am anxious for the next chapter!" - Ojo, Goodreads

In the sky above there was no sun - Call Your Steel by G.D. Penman

G.D. Penman’s Call Your Steel is an gritty, action-packed dark fantasy filled with intrigue, brutality and Lovecraftian horror.
Their paths may cross and their fates may entwine but what can mere mortals do in the face of the vast alien power of the Eaters of the Gods?

Sometimes, life and love can follow the most obscure paths - The Night of Elisa by Isis Sousa

16+ "What if you had to choose happiness over your life?
This is the first cover where the cover actually fits the story. The writing was engaging and such a different style then I’m use to reading. I really enjoyed the illustrations in this book, they gave the book a special edge." J.Kahele, Goodreads

Come out, come out, wherever you are... Hidden (Tales of Ryca #1) by Shereen Vedam

"This is a story of honour, love and light conquering all. 
I was hooked from the first page. The writing is crisp and clear, the characters intriguing and the story addictive."

Three books. Three women. One incredible ride. - Sunrise Station by E.S.P.

1. Playmate 
2. The Sleeper
3. Sunrise Station
Three books. Three women. One incredible ride.

One shot. One kill. - André (Uncompromising #3) by Sybil Bartel

18+ "Sybil Bartel has become a must read author! Not only does she bring us exciting stories that get your adrenaline pumping, she also knows how to write the best Dominant Alphas. I fall for each and every one of them and I’m always left asking for more. "
- Mindy, Goodreads

a twisty cat and mouse thriller - Wicked Fallout (Pretty Wicked #2) by Kelly Charron

18+ "Wicked Fallout by Kelly Charron is a brilliant psychological thriller. The villain in this series is different. [...] Her character is what makes this series so addictive. This book has the perfect ending. The kind that leaves you screaming at the characters. [...] I have a feeling that the series will keep getting better. If you enjoy psychological thriller, you really do need to start reading the Pretty Wicked series." - A Haven for Books , Goodreads

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Dark One stalks them - The Girl Who Saved Ghosts (The Unbelievables #2) by K.C. Tansley

She tried to ignore them. Now she might risk everything to save them. 
As Kat and Evan make their way through nineteenth-century Vienna, the Dark One stalks them, and Kat must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to save a ghost.

a very special day - The Endless Fart by Beatriz Rare

This is a very special day for Ralph the elephant,
The unique and hilarious illustrations of this story are guaranteed to make any child laugh.

once in a lifetime opportunity - Falling Forward: A Tale of Serendipity by Dawn Robertson

18+ "When you read a book and can relate to the heroine's feelings, making the story so personal it feels as if you know her... THAT is what reading is all about for me. Seeing bits of myself in the trials and tribulations the characters experience is what moves my soul. " - Jennifer, Goodreads

Keep moving. Stay alive - Boneyard (Deadlands #3) by Seanan McGuire

A gripping tale of the Weird West, set on the haunted frontier of DEADLANDS, the award-winning game from Pinnacle Entertainment Group.
"The writing is well-paced with a clear writing style that holds the attention of the reader. A very satisfying read, well recommended." - Colin, Goodreads

Journey into a multiverse beyond your imagination…Other Worlds: A Limited Edition Collection

Other Worlds: A Limited Edition Collection of Science Fiction Romance and Paranormal Romance
Journey into a multiverse beyond the boundaries of your imagination…
21 award-winning and best-selling authors bring you the best of PARANORMAL and SCI-FI ROMANCE in this enticing boxed set of exclusive epic adventures.

this weird new world... Mermaids And The Vampires Who Love Them by Debra Goelz

MERMAIDS AND THE VAMPIRES WHO LOVE THEM is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad - an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones!

Ruled by a demon. Bound by a curse - Voodoo Angel by Erin Hayes

In the sunken ruins of New Orleans, everyone has been cursed to a life of protecting their bakas—talismans that hold pieces of their souls. That is if a person can find theirs. If a baka is destroyed before it’s located, the owner dies too.

vicious shoot-outs, gritty gangsters, and iridescent ingenues - The Canary Club (Canary Club #1) by Sherry D. Ficklin

"Once again, Sherry Ficklin has torn my heart out. I can’t disclose why, you’ll have to read the story. I was hoping things would change for a certain character, but he’s too far gone into the madness to be saved.The Canary Club gets five teary-eyed stars from me." - Kathy-Lynn, Goodreads

Professor Ladybug Teaches Alphabet Animals by Professor Ladybug,

Professor Ladybug workbooks are wonderful for young children… Engaging them to learn, think, write, create, and draw. I love it. Creative with a great page layout. Certificates in the back to award to the children upon completing their learning tasks. I wish children’s workbooks were more like this one when I was little. Overall, I highly recommend this one to both teachers and parents alike. ~Danielle Urban, Urban Book Reviews

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

REVIEW - The Rise of the Dawnstar (Avalonia Chronicles #2) by Farah Oomerbhoy

The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.

The Perils of Growing Up Werewolf (Hair in all the Wrong Places #2) by Andrew Buckley

"This is the Christmas present you are looking for if you have a 15 ish-year-old, who is a little socially awkward, and into werewolves/fantasy. The book has a great sense of humour, and I love how the author talks to you at the beginning of these books." - D.M., Goodreads

Who will prevail? - The Children of Clay series by Ono Ekeh

Two women, two destinies, one life. Who will prevail?
All Bridget wants is a simple life with love and family. But she is confronted by a destiny she doesn’t even understand 
Does she want freedom or does she want adoration? She can have one or the other, but not both.

a man on a mission - Daddy Defender (Omega Sector: Under Siege #1) by Janie Crouch

"The plot and characters were well developed, ad interesting. The story was full of suspense, a psychopath full of revenge, an alpha male with a soft spot for a little girl and her Mom , and romance. Though it definitely is NOT a cliffhanger, the mystery will continue in the next book, and I am looking forward to finding out what the author has in store for us." - Yvonne, Goodreads

she will have to say goodbye again? Fresh Beginnings (Beginnings #3) by Iris Blobel

"This book lived up to its name - it had a fresh approach and an interesting premise.There was something fresh and different about this book - the lingo, the way the romance progressed, and the whole plot. I rooted for the characters immediately and all the way through" - Kathy, Goodreads

The only problem was... The Simple Soul of Susan by Noel Branham

"Days after reading this book, many of the characters stayed with me, which sent me back to the book for another read! I loved the messages of simplicity, faithfulness, and love that permeate this book. Noel Branham is an author with a unique voice and lovely outlook on life. Highly recommend!" - Lee, Goodreads

She's a survivor - Red Right Hand (The Mythos War #1) by Levi Black

Red Right Hand is a perfect blend of old-school horror and modern storytelling sorcery. Levi Black is absolutely riveting! ―Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Predator One and Deadlands: Ghostwalkers.
A merge of horror and dark fantasy that will grab you by the throat! ―Faith Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series.

fall under its spell . . . literally - Black Moon Rising (The Library #2) by D.J. MacHale

"A mysterious, hard-to-put-down book with a twisting plot, funny characters, and haunting souls. I can't wait to hear what adventures they have next." --A.J. H., age 11
"Couldn't put it down. I stayed up reading until 11:00 p.m. with only one thought in my mind: one more chapter!" --Ben H., age 11

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

all must face great dangers - The Achlivan Cycle Series by Cloud S. Riser

"talk about instant teleporting! the moment I started reading I was no longer in my living room I was in chevelle, wicken, and timbers world. even before they are taking you get this eerie feeling and that feel is through out the book. [...] I can honestly say I loved this book from beginning to end and I cant wait for book number 2!!!!" Angie, Goodreads

an obsession that spans decades - Finding Sophie by Laura Lovett

Finding Sophie is the highly anticipated sequel to Laura Lovett's debut psychological thriller, Losing Cadence.
For twelve years, Cadence Davidson has dreaded her daughter's twelfth birthday, for that is the day she will tell Sophie who her true father really is.

The troubles begin when... Bones To Pick by Linda Lovely

"[T]he story combines suspense, humor, and a smattering of romance (hey, Brie is being courted by two great, but very different guys). What is there not to like. To quote the last sentence in the book, “Holy ham hocks. Life [on the farm] was going to be interesting.” - Floyd, Goodreads

Fighting the Lies (Glacial Blood, #2) by Anna Edwards

"Wow! Absolutely loved this book ‘Fighting the Lies’ by Anna Edwards. [...] An enjoyable book with magic, passion and plots to unravel. Anna weaves her magic to create a rollercoaster of emotions and five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ page turner! " - Claire, Goodreads

what makes your heart race - Horror Stories: 51 Sleepless Nights

Surreal, beautiful, haunting. (M. Ravin) - I love how they don't follow the normal horror cliches. Great twists, kept me guessing till the end! (T. Wilson) 

Here’s my story behind... Dead Cold (Emily Stone) by Jennifer Chase

"The characters were well established and well rounded. They appear so real you might meet them on the street and get to know. added to a well thought out plot that flows smoothly and captures readers attention and keeps them on the edge of their seat till the very end. You will fall in love with Emily Stone and return to read more of her thrilling stories. Each Emily Stone Thriller is a stand alone novel." DelAnne, Goodreads

second-hand truths can be deadly … Her Final Watch (A Detective Blanchette Mystery #2) by Marguerite Ashton

Speaking second-hand truths can be deadly …
Detective Lily Blanchette will stop at nothing to solve a murder. Her current case involves the killing of an undercover cop working to bring down the mob for prostitution and drugs.

to never fall in love - The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester

17+ "I love books that make you think ... & that is what this book did for me. I've grown because of this book. It has added to my life. & yes, I would say you should read it too and see what you may gain from reading as well. yes, I have to quote a bit from the acknowledgements "Go easy on your future self will ya!" I think we all need to listen to that. Give yourself a break. If you try, if you do your very best, no one can ask for any more." - Beth,Goodreads

No more Mr. Nice Guy - Freeing the Beast (Taming the Beast #1) by Tina Donahue

18+ Warning—a witchdoctor’s nightmare. Contains potions with weird side effects, a sorceress with limited magical skills and a yearning heart, plus a minor god who wants to get down and dirty. Bad, bad boy.

Tonight, she plans to let go - All I Want for Halloween by Marie Harte

This is a fun and quirky novel. The banter between the characters will have you laughing out loud and wondering if these people exist in real life.
This is my first book by Marie Harte, but I do plan to read more of her works in the future. Hopefully some of the supporting characters in this book will star in their own.- bookjunkie 

Too much unwelcome attention - Game Changer by Charissa Stastny

“A fun and flirty new adult romance. It’s a sweet indulgence that keeps you turning pages. The start to what is sure to be a great new series. – Jennifer Peel, author of Pianos and Promises series 
“Opposites attract when the overlooked sweet girl lands herself the popular football star in this quasi-Cinderella story. It’s the perfect read to keep you up way past your bedtime...” –Taylor Dean, author of Chasing Fireflies 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall in the love with the fairy tales all over again - Betting on Cinderella (Cinderella Romances #2) by Petie McCarty

"What a wonderful story! I absolutely adored the characters--Rhett and Lily--they were so lovely and unforgettable. [...] The story was well written and the writing flowed, making for an enjoyable reading experience. [...] The twists and turns in the story make this story a page turner! A must read! " about book #1 The Romance Reviews, Goodreads

REVIEW - Monsters & Angels by Anne Marie Andrus

In a realm where the boundary between good and evil is as murky as the Mississippi River and immortal does not mean invincible, will Sorcha ever risk her shattered heart and love again? Can the magical harmony of the Crescent City give her enough courage to fulfill her eternal destiny?

Double, or.... Something - Jack & Hyde (The Tracings #1) by Cloud S. Riser

" I absolutely LOVED this book. It had mystery, intrigue, a little romance, teenage angst, and even some comedy. Ms Riser has me hooked - I am eagerly anticipating the next installment in The Tracings Series." - Julie, Goodreads

life was awesome - The Divinity of Anila by Cloud S. Riser

"Cloud S. Riser is a very talented author! Every book is a new adventure and this time is no different. 
Grab your copy, dive into it and watch the sparks fly!"

Welcome to the scariest place on Earth - Monsterland by Michael Okon

"Right in time for Halloween, or perfect for anytime of the year. Theme parks and monsters! This book took me hostage from the beginning and kept me hooked until the end. Okon has delivered a riveting tale that includes werewolves, zombies and monsters. And the writing in this horror novel is top notch." - Sarah, Goodreads

the disaster is only a bite away - Hunter's Moon by Tess Grant

Kitty Irish has heard all the rumors swirling around Daniel Phinney. Most of them involve a gun, a flask, and a temper. One chance encounter with the WWII veteran over a grisly find in the woods pulls the cover off the dark secrets of their small town, and Kitty is drawn into an unlikely partnership. 

She was made for it. - Premonition (The Division #1) by Leigh Walker

"In this action packed novel, I identified with Riley wanting answers to her questions. I felt her confusion and emotions that she went through. There is romance and some violence in the story. It is a great start to the series the author is going to write. I look forward to reading the next book. Read and enjoy!" - Susan, Goodreads

Some stories are epic. - The Stark Divide (Liminal Sky #1) by J. Scott Coatsworth

"There is so much in here that hits all my personal hot spots: World-building that slowly unfolds without a ton of expository text; flawed but likable characters; both subtle and overt references to favorite speculative fiction; action that’s low on both sex and violence; social themes; and a what-will-happen-next plot." - AM Leibowitz, Goodreads

to change the future … for everyone - Damned (Magnus Blackwell #1) by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor

"The detailing of this book makes it the perfect escapism read. The appearance of a Maine Coon cat is a mystery. I don't know if it gets any better than this, but I'm anxiously awaiting the next book. Paranormal fans are in for a treat." - Janet, Goodreads

is love strong enough? Prince of Fools (House of Terriot #3) by Nancy Gideon

He’s afraid to take the leap . . . She’s afraid of the fall
A dark prince to her Cinderella barmaid . . .
Rico . . . Prince in the shapeshifter House of Terriot

she’s off limits - At Last in Laguna (Finding Forever in Laguna #2) by Claire Marti

Alyssa Morgan has secretly been in love with her older brother Nick’s best friend, Brandt Dempsey, since she was an awkward, lonely teenager. When she catches the bouquet at Nick’s wedding, she throws caution to the wind and propositions Brandt to a two-week fling. 

Things look different when you're dead - Deadspeak 2 (Deadspeak Mysteries #2) by Ruth Bainbridge

It’s Halloween and a group of teens throw a party at Harbinger Falls’ most celebrated haunted estate. It’s all fun and games until a session with an Ouija board guides the partygoers to the body of a young girl hidden in the attic.