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NetGalley Review: Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti

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Title: Shadow Falling (Scorpius Syndrome #2)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Published: Aug. 30, 2012
Published: Zebra
Pages: 400
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Romance
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Kennedy was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on uncanny. Her mysterious rescuer wants her to put them to the test. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.
If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie…

Kindle Scout Review: Legion Lost by K.C. Finn

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Title: Legion Lost  Author: K.C. Finn
Published: March 22, 2016
Publisher: Kindle Press
Pages: 204
Genre: Fantasy
Review: ebook provided by Kindle Scout
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk





One Underground girl escapes from a soldiers’ raid. Lost and above ground for the very first time, she has only one option to secure her survival: the Legion—a government organization for teenagers with no place left to run. Leave your identity at the gate, and join a life of military service until you reach adulthood. It sounds ideal, but the Underground girl knows that the System won’t stop looking for its female runaway. So, she tells a lie about her gender.
And it will change her forever.
Posing as Raja, a boy-soldier, the Underground girl is thrown into Legion life at its full, brutal speed. Here, she meets Senior Commander Briggs, whose savage authority reigns over the teenage soldiers. Amongst them are a band of oddballs known as the South Tower Rejects, led by Stirling, a tall, savvy stranger with bri…

#PBwkendread Review: A Firefighter's Flame by D. Hart

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Title: A Firefighter's Flame
Author: Dani Hart
Published: March 7, 2014
Pages: 297
Genre: Romance, New Adult
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk


Real Life can be a b*tch and living with bipolar disorder only made it harder. Add in a firefighter, a rock star, a crazy best friend, and all my bad choices and you have a recipe for disaster. But it was my life and my disaster and all my stupid choices made me who I am and nothing can be more beautiful than the truth.
Women's Fiction
WARNING: This is not your every day perfect love story wrapped in a pretty bow. It's raw, real, beautiful, and heartbreaking. It touches on issues of depression, bipolar, and an epic love story that everyone hopes to have, and might even have, but forgets in the chaos of mundane every day life. This is a REAL love story based on actual events of a man who loved a woman too deeply and a woman who loved a man the only way she could.

If you dig into the deepest parts of your soul, what would you find? Happiness,…

Review: Zombie High Chronicles 1 by Amy Miles

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Title: Zombie High Chronicles #1
Author: Amy Miles
Published: June 19, 2016
Pages: 170
Genre: Teens, Zombies
Review: ebook won in a giveaway
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




My name is Roan Sterling.
I am seventeen years old.
I am not infected.

Three months ago my world went to hell and never looked back. I knew long before the others that we were all officially screwed. Growing up as an army brat had taught me a few things. Like when the military enacted martial law and forced you to leave your home, a normal day would be anything but.

Life in the Safe Zone sucked. The soldiers could poke us like lab rats, load us up on buses bound for school and pretend like everything was normal, but I knew fear when I saw it and the soldiers manning the gates were gripping their guns just a little too hard for comfort. This place used to be a typical “last place on earth anything would ever happen” slice of suburbia. Until they happened.

Dead Heads. Stiffs. Lame Brains. We had a lot of names for them to r…

Book Reviews and so much more

Wow it has been a busy weekend. I didn't read anything as far as paperbacks go but I did read on my kindle of course. We have finished up school shopping and getting birthday items ready for this upcoming weekend it is like I have had no time to sit and breath.

So within the next few hours hopefully I will have some reviews up and posted before the kids come home from school. Right now I am in the blah mood only because my youngest minion started Pre-k and we all know how that goes for us moms and some of the dads.

Next weekend I am sure I won't be reading any paperbacks as I will be celebrating my daughter's 4th birthday and we will be busy doing arts and crafts with her friends.

The upcoming reviews will be of


Zombie High Chronicles 1 by Amy MilesA Firefighter's Flame by D. Hart (Paperback)Cold, Cold Heart by Karin Slaughter

Review: Doll of Mine: a Dia de los Muertos Story by Lila Felix

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Title: Doll of Mine: A Dia do los Muertos Story
Author: Lila Felix
Published: Oct. 1, 2014
Publisher: Rebel Writer Productions
Pages: 26
Genre: Short Story, Teens, YA
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



*a horror short story*
In spite of her mother’s protests, Alma has decided to visit the Island of the Dolls on the day before El Dia de Los Muertos. She is bound and determined to go, sure that it is just an island that rumor has deemed haunted.
When she gets there, it is impossible to ignore the doll that seems to call to her.
But there are rules when you take a doll from the island.
Rules that can never be broken—unless you are willing to pay the price.

#PBwkendread: A Firefighter's Flame by Dani Hart

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So this weekend's read is going to a book I won called A Firefighter's Flame by Dani Hart. I am about 79 pages in and so far it is pretty good.  The blurb I have on the back of the paperback I own is a whole lot different than the blurb I will post below. I can say though I am wondering what Lennox is going to do to find her own fairy tale ending. 

Real Life can be a b*tch and living with bipolar disorder only made it harder. Add in a firefighter, a rock star, a crazy best friend, and all my bad choices and you have a recipe for disaster. But it was my life and my disaster and all my stupid choices made me who I am and nothing can be more beautiful than the truth.
Women's Fiction
WARNING: This is not your every day perfect love story wrapped in a pretty bow. It's raw, real, beautiful, and heartbreaking. It touches on issues of depression, bipolar, and an epic love story that everyone hopes to have, and might even have, but forgets in the chaos of mundane every day life.…

Review: Splintered by Kelly Miller

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Title: Splintered
Author: Kelly Miller
Published: Jan. 26, 2016
Publisher: Kindle Press
Pages: 344
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Life turns from barely tolerable to complete hell when Maddy Eastin’s impulsive plan to win back the attention of her absentee father backfires. Word of her scheme spreads through her high school, but when mockery escalates to cyberbullying, Maddy and her failed stunt become headline news. But the worst is yet to come…
A disturbed man is fighting the overwhelming urge to surrender to his true nature—a moral code molded by a sadistic father who taught him that a girl needs proper training to become the perfect subservient woman. As he watches Maddy on the evening news, his already fractured psyche completely splinters. She’s the girl he’s been waiting for.
When Maddy disappears, she’s labeled a runaway even though her mother believes it was foul play. Will the detectives investigating Maddy’s disappearanc…

Review: The Charm by Jojo Debrazza

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Title: The Charm Author: Jojo Debrazza
Published: March 24, 2015
Pages: 79
Genre: Teen, Sci-fi
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 


Extraordinary powers come with a price

Fifteen year old Luca has the charm, a gift he inherited from his mum. Charmers can control minds, but they abide by a code—to only use the power for good, and only with the person’s permission. Luca knows breaking the code is wrong, and his mum would kill him if he tried!
But when a rogue charmer uses the power for criminal means, the Restorative government jumps in. Luca’s mum is imprisoned and the Register for Charmers is announced. The media creates a frenzy of fear and suspicion against charmers.
Believing the family is in peril, and wishing to keep Luca’s gift a secret, Luca’s dad takes them to stay with a friend in the country. Here, Luca meets Fee, a computer genius who can hack into anything. Fee introduces Luca to an underground rebellion group of internet hackers who have their ow…

Cover Reveal: The Gracious Wife Being Her Husband's Crown by Raebeth McGee-Buda

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Welcome and come celebrate with me as I release the cover of my next book in honor of my anniversary. Please share and help share the news of the cover reveal. Thank you!!! Genre: Christian Living Pages: Approx 100 Release Date: 2016 Description:

Marriage can be surreal, unpredictable, and enticing all at the same time. We find and fall in love with our best friend, and all of our dreams seem to be coming true. We've heard of the princess being rescued by her prince and they ride off into the sunset to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this isn't how marriage is in real life, especially when you're trying to be what God has called you to be. Marriage is two self-centered individuals coming together to live as one.

Given all the foes and dips that may come with marriage, this book gives the basic understanding of marriage the way God intended and not as the way fairy tales has made it out to be. It's meant to help wives be more self-sacrificial toward their husband by a…

Spotlight: Confessions of a Vampire's Lover by Kelli A. Wilkins

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An Inside Look at… Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover By Kelli A. Wilkins www.KelliWilkins.com Hi everyone, Not all romances are the same, and not all romance authors are the same. Although I write in several romance genres (contemporary, gay, historical, fantasy), I also like to write horror stories. Many people think that’s an odd combination, but I like to say that one half of my brain writes the horror, and the other half writes the romance. So naturally, it was only a matter of time before I combined the two and started writing paranormal romances. My latest contemporary paranormal, Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover, is a different type of romance. For starters, the novella is told in the first person from the hero’s point of view. The story also makes use of a setting where you don’t normally find vampires—the beach!  I got the idea for the story while sitting on a nearly deserted beach at the end of the summer season. (I’m not a beach person, but I was there with my husband, a surfer.)…

Review: Invidious Betrayal by Shea Swain

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Title: Invidious Betrayal
Author: Shea Swain
Published: Aug. 28, 2015
Publisher: Self
Genre: Adult
Pages: 331
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk


When Aria Cole turned eighteen, she wanted nothing more than to trade childish balloons and sugary confetti cake for Dirty Martinis and dancing all night. Determined to shed her Perfect Princess image and surround herself with guys who didn’t know she was the daughter of an overly protective small town Sheriff, Aria decided a fun-filled night in the big city was the answer.

Being assaulted and marked for death was not what Aria had envisioned.

At twenty-one, former child prodigy Ian Howl finally agreed to work for his uncle at Howl Industries. Independently wealthy, he needed a change from his idle playboy lifestyle and wanted a challenge. To celebrate his new position, a lavish party was thrown in his honor.

However, Ian’s version of fun didn’t include being drugged and mixed up in a murder plot.

A chance meeting had b…

#PBwkendread Review: The Loners (Quarantine #1) by Lex Thomas

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Title: The Loners (Quarantine #1)
Author: Lex Thomas
Publisher: Egmont USA
Published: June 11, 2013
Pages: 432
Genre: YA
Review: Paperback from library
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk


It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.
A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

#PBwkendread Review: The Loners (Quarantine #1) by Lex Thomas

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Title: The Loners (Quarantine #1)
Author: Lex Thomas
Publisher: Egmont USA
Published: June 11, 2013
Pages: 432
Genre: YA
Review: Paperback from library
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk


It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.
A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

#PBwkendread: The Loners (Quarantine #1) by Lex Thomas

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So I totally forgot to post up my #PBwkendread I found this beauty at the library and thought it might be a good one.  The title is what really pulled me in so I am hoping that it is as good as it seems to look.


It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.
A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

Review: With One Word by Olivia Blake

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Title: With One Word
Author: Olivia Blake
Published: Nov. 19, 2015
Publisher: Self
Pages: 310
Genre: Romance
Review: Ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 






Have you ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have?
Ever since my dad walked out eight years ago, my life has been Hell. My mother is an alcoholic whose "boyfriends" enjoy using me as a punching bag. Everything nice I've ever owned has ended up in the pawn shop so Mom could buy booze and cigarettes. Thanks to her reputation every guy I've ever gone out with has only been interested in one thing, so I've never had a real boyfriend. The only reason I didn't skip town the moment I turned eighteen is my little sister, Willow. She needs me, and I won't leave her behind. Now my best friend has moved across the country to go to college and I've got no one at all - except Grant. Grant is my knight in shining armor. He's the only man who has ever treated me like a person inst…

Review: A Yellow Winged Stranger by Imran Usman

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Title: A Yellow Winged Stranger
Author:  Imran Usman
Published: March 15, 2015
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd
Pages: 162
Genre: Mystery
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 


In a recent murder, a man is indicted. His Modus Operandi or Method of Operation is the signature of an infamous notorious serial killer named 'The Black Smith', known for inflicting grave torturing prior to putting his victims to death. The Black Smith's killing spree spanned over a period of 20 years. Due to the varied victimology, it made it utterly impossible for the Law Enforcements, including the Federal Investigating Unit to profile him until very recently; 83 victims had his insignia. During the early years, when he started, he was referred to as 'the copy cat', copying the MO of a serial killer, ' Full Moon Butcher ' of the 80s, to the very exact detail – who went dormant almost suddenly.The indicted man is shifted to a high security prison, w…

#PBwkendread Review: The Treatment (The Program #2) by Suzanne Young

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Title: The Treatment (The Program #2)
Author: Suzanne Young
Published: March 24, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 344
Genre: Teen, YA
Review: Paperback from library
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk





Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”
How do you stop an epidemic?
Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill th…