Spotlight Book! “Crucifix” by D.N. Leo

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Contemporary, suspense, mystery with a twist of science fiction.

A powerful story with the ending you won’t see coming.

Despite her dark past, Madeline finally had her life under control. She was a successful New York journalist. That was until her best friend was kidnapped for ransom.

She thought she could outmaneuver the kidnapper. After all, she was an investigative journalist, top of her field. She could find out almost any information that she wanted. Madeline considered searching for the true identity of a kidnapping computer avatar a task she was more than capable of. She thought she could set her friend free.

That was until she discovered that she was dealing with one of the most mysterious and powerful families on Earth.

Ciaran LeBlanc was considered a revolutionary in the pharmaceuticals field. He was powerful, viciously ambitious, and he trusted no one. Unfortunately, for Madeline, Ciaran held the key to information she so desperately needed.

Earning Ciaran’s trust was one challenge but the greater challenge lay ahead.

It was not a computer avatar she that she had to contend with. It was a hologame war. It was not a identity she had to expose, it was a five-century-old-secret. A secret that was the key to the past, and the future of humankind.

Within the secrets, greed, and hatred, Madeline also discovered love; that she was capable of loving. But this came at a cost – one Madeline never had imagined.

Book Review! “Seal of the King” by Ralph Smith

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT   – *****
FLOW – *****
GRAMMAR/EDITING - ****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

 

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I’ll admit, I kind of figured this would be another *cookie cutter* love story, with a few differences thrown in for flavor. Not that I don’t love those as well. We all know that every love story has already been written! Or have they?

Unfortunately for my long list of chores (but fortunately for me) Seal of the King was much more engrossing than I anticipated. 
Aurora and David were such interesting and unique characters, and the story line had so many twists and turns that you never saw coming. 

The book itself is quite long, which gives you enough time to truly come to know the world and the characters. The bad news is that it’s written so well it still feels super short anyway! Oh well, I guess as far as things to complain about go that is a good thing :P

There are Christian elements woven into the story. I don’t personally see it offending anyone but the most sensitive to such things. 

I have a hard time recommending this to any particular genre, because it brings so much to the table. I would say that if you love reading, you should give this one a try!

 

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The battle between dark and light rages and the world is on the cusp of a tipping point. Will an age of darkness befall mankind or will the light prevail? 
David and Aurora have seen visions of each other their entire lives but never met, until now. Aurora a fearsome warrior and David a simple farmer are thrust into the heart of the battle. An ancient prophecy foretells of their final showdown with the Dark One. Will their faith be strong enough for them to prevail? 
Join them as they embark on their journey to the lair of the beast knowing they may never return.

 

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Spotlight Book! “The Monsterjunkies an American Family Odyssey” by Erik Daniel Shein

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Tucked away in a remote cul-de-sac on the Maine coast is a place where the strange is normal, and the bizarre, is everyday. This is a place, where, if you do not have an open mind, you will loose your mind in its reality and truths. This is the home of The Monsterjunkies, An American Family Odyssey. Residing at this place, Cromwell aka/ Crow and his sister, Indigo, along with their friends go down a reality curve to arrive at the harsh truth of the indelible hurt bullying, emotional abuse and prejudice can foster. The family faces ignorance combined with aggression at every step as they try to build a life for themselves in the home of their ancestors. We are all MonsterJunkies and wear masks during our daily lives, in school, during work, hanging out with friends, imitating, being people who we look up to and admire, or those we want to be. It is those people who take off their masks and show the real person inside who are the ones that truly find the meaning of their lives. The Monsterjunkies an American Family Odyssey, defines growing up through a cast of quirky yet engaging characters who also experience the same anxieties as any other family, enduring the issues that portend ‘coming of age.’ Not all angst and agony, it marks a clear path to the ultimate form of acceptance, the approbation of self.

 

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5 STAR Review:
It will keep you interested, invested in caring about these characters, through the end. Erik Daniel Shein has created a fascinating world of otherworldly beasts, cared for by an eccentric but close and loving family. The stage is set for adventure.

Very highly recommended for pre- to early teen readers and a valuable addition to fiction teaching kindness and understanding in a way young people won’t find “preachy.” Unique and compelling, The Monsterjunkies would make excellent summer reading. – Amazon Reviewer 

Spotlight Book! “The Unseen” by Mark Ernest

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In the quiet town of Morganton, North Carolina a new power is rising. The Triad seeks to control and destroy. As some lives are torn apart physically, others face the demise of their careers while families fall to pieces. Jesse, a teenager in the wrong place at the wrong time, is the only person to discover how far The Triad will go to bring tragedy and ruin to the town and its residents in the name of power and ultimate domination. Jesse finds himself targeted by The Triad because knowing they exist means he knows too much; and yet it’s not nearly enough to know how to stop them. Now that The Triad has created chaos and caused so much lasting pain, can they ever be overthrown?

 

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FREE Kindle Book! “Seal of the King” by Ralph Smith

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The battle between dark and light rages and the world is on the cusp of a tipping point. Will an age of darkness befall mankind or will the light prevail? 
David and Aurora have seen visions of each other their entire lives but never met, until now. Aurora a fearsome warrior and David a simple farmer are thrust into the heart of the battle. An ancient prophecy foretells of their final showdown with the Dark One. Will their faith be strong enough for them to prevail? 
Join them as they embark on their journey to the lair of the beast knowing they may never return.

 

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Book Review! “Deadly Vows” by Robert Marsh

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

PLOT   – *****
FLOW – ***
GRAMMAR/EDITING - ***

ON A REVIEW SITE:
4 STARS

 

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Most of the time I pass on reviewing short story collections. I am more of a series kind of girl and short stories are basically the anti-series! We definitely don’t connect. 

However, Deadly Vows caught my attention because it was so unique. The collection is more of a hybrid cross between a poem and a story. 
My favorite was probably “Ain’t No Sunshine”. That is one of the great qualities about story collections. Most everyone can find one that speaks to them. Although I can also almost guarantee your favorite will change depending on what mood you are in. 

The whole book is pretty dark, and the emotions almost jump out and bite you. Since it is so dark and emotional it does have some foul language. If that kind of stuff seriously offends your sensibilities then I would pass on it. 

If you like reading things that are off the beaten path then this book is for you. 
I feel like I have to buy a paperback version of it just because it holds so much emotion and an ebook just can’t handle it. 
Plus that way I can pull it off the shelves and look at it anytime I want! 

The only thing that keeps it at a four stars is the fact that there are some pretty obvious typos. 

 

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“In life or death, sometimes the actions toward another person are not forgotten.  The invasions of another persons mind set can cause the viewer to take a step back, sit up and imagine that the enemy does not see what is coming.  They are in the inner part of the enemy head to feel the pain and not mix it up.
            In a new line up of horror stories, Mr. Marsh takes us to the existence that there is more to life and death that we already know.  Marsh focuses hard on showing us the different views of how pain and a doormat person can live inside us all and not realizing it until it is to late.
            Marsh mind set is so strong on the death of him, that he sheds a dark light just to allow us to read a little concerning the demons inside us all.  The style he shows is very conversational and straight forward in his own dark ways.
            A book inside a book, “The Deadly Vows” is the mindset of Mr. Marsh.  “The Deadly Vows” is powerful and offers us to see the evil we care not to see.  The question after reading this book is, “Is it safe to go out again, knowing that there are people that are out there with his mindset.  The “The Deadly Vows” is a dark and painful raw emotions book to read and it bares a spectrum of themes to comprehend.”

 

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Book Review! “Nobility” by Eva Caye

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT   – ***
FLOW – ***
GRAMMAR/EDITING - ****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
4 STARS

 

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Nobility is the third book I have read in the *To Be Sinclair* series. It is by far my favorite. 
I’m not really sure if it is because it truly is the best one of the books so far, or if it is just because I am becoming more and more attached to the Universe that is the common theme with all of these books. 

I am certain that Prince Matthieu is one of my favorite Sinclair characters. This whole book was mostly about him dealing with all of his many many duties while trying to balance a somewhat normal life AND find some happiness. Whew. No minor task.

It is so hard to write a review for a book such as this. There really is no way to portray how interesting and enthralling it truly is!

The way the author writes the story just drawn you in and doesn’t let you go. I can only imagine the massive imagination she must have to be able to create the universe and the characters she has. 
Amazing!

About the only complaint I have with this book is that there are some spots where it did drag on. Nothing that detracted from the story overall – just a few spots that seemed to just be *fillers*. 

Overall I highly recommend the To Be Sinclair series. There is something about these books that you just don’t come across very often, and I will be reading them  all more than once! 

 

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Prince Matthieu Sinclair, the Heir Second, has many duties; he must not only take space duty in the Service, he also establishes the Imperial Protocol Academy to educate the multitude of Imperial youngsters in the basics of their lifestyle, since he will be the Emperor of their generation. Yet to find a lady who could withstand the pressures of being his Empress is a formidable task! 
When he returns from an undercover assignment to find disaster, Matthieu subsumes his needs to minimize the stress on his family, for they are more important than anything else. Yet when a diplomatic mission goes wrong and his strongest role model dies, who will help him cope with the tragedy? 

Book length: approximately 200,000 words 

This science fiction romance is the seventh book of the eight-part To Be Sinclair series. The saga continues with NOBILITY and ends with MORALITY, which detail the romances and political struggles of the future Emperor and the power behind the throne. Several scenes describe sexually explicit behavior.

 

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Book Review! “A Message From The Sparticist League” by G.A. Southern

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT   – ****
FLOW – ****
GRAMMAR/EDITING - ***

ON A REVIEW SITE:
4 STARS

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I always get excited to read a mystery. Especially when it has the added bonus of being a mystery/thriller.  
Some books let me down, but “A Message from the Sparticist League” was definitely not one of them!

It hooked me pretty much from the first chapter and called to me every time I tried to put it down until the ending. The ending I never saw coming I might add!

It seems that this book or genre has something in common with James Bond type stuff. I have never really watched those movies but after reading this I really want to!

The characters were very well developed. So much so that they almost came to life right off the page. They were all so different from each other but they blended together flawlessly at the same time. 

Anyone who is in the mood for a great murder mystery with plenty of other twists and turns thrown in should definitely grab this book up. It would be a perfect book to read at the pool or on the beach. It’s almost that time of year again!

 

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Food and sex, love and death. They happen to all of us, but not equally. 

It’s February 2004 in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Life is good but also cold, boring, and bourgeois smug. So when you spot someone who, decades ago, handed you a Trotskyist leaflet at the Whitehall Street Induction Center in New York City, of course you follow him. Why wouldn’t you? 

This is the story of a man who stumbles across a small piece of his past that’s haunted him since 1968 and, on a whim, sets out to uncover the truths and lies behind it. What he finds instead is a beautiful and mysterious secret agent, murder, and a guerilla band of ruthless rogue capitalists intent on capturing an unlikely, yet critically important, piece of the global economy.

Forty years late, here’s the first, and maybe the last, New Left detective thriller. The moral of the story is that there are no morals, only politics. Make sure your life is an adventure.

 

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Book Review! “Finding Billy Battles” by Ronald E. Yates

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – *****
PLOT   – *****
FLOW – ****
GRAMMAR/EDITING - ****

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5 STARS

 

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I knew I was going to enjoy “Finding Billy Battles” as it is based on a true story…and I never pass up an opportunity to read a true story! What I didn’t know was how much I was going to absolutely LOVE IT!

There is something about this book that is almost impossible to explain, but it takes it from being a *good* book to a GREAT one. 

In “Finding Billy Battles” we meet Billy through his great grandson. They take an instant liking to each other, and Billy tells Ted (the grandson) that he is going to give him his old journals. 
Thus begins the long journey of turning Billy’s journals into this series. 

I can’t begin to explain how happy I am to have stumbled upon this gem! What an amazing microscope into history.
There is some crazy lingo and insights into the past that would have been completely lost to me. 

I think anyone and everyone should pick up a copy of this book and then tell all of your friends and family about it! 
This is a true classic in the making and I hope it rises to the top and gets all the attention it truly deserves!

Highly recommend! 

 

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Western
Kansas 1860. Billy Battles is born on a remote homestead just off the storied
Santa Fe Trail. More than one hundred years later a great-grandson inherits two
trunks filled with Billy’s personal effects. In those trunks are several secret
journals that reveal an astonishing life of adventure and violence that until
now was obscured by the haze of time and Billy’s desire for secrecy. 

The journals tell of a man both haunted and hunted who, in a
desperate search for peace and redemption, journeys far from the untamed American
West to the Far East, South America, and Europe. In amazing detail they describe
Billy’s interaction with a wide assortment of men and women–some legendary, a
few iniquitous, and many lost to history. They also recount his participation in
such cataclysmic events as the Spanish-American War, turmoil in French
Indochina, and violent revolutions in Mexico and South America.

Complying with Billy’s last request the great-grandson assembles
the journals into a compelling trilogy that reveals a man often trapped and
overwhelmed by circumstances beyond his control, but who nevertheless manages to
persevere for ten decades.

 

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Spotlight Book! “Intimate Conversations for Couples” by Bill Syrios

 

Is your marriage in trouble? Or maybe you never want it to GET to that point in the first place!
Don’t miss this book that has helped SO many couples rekindle their relationship.

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Are you getting all the romance, passion and joy you want in your relationship? Wouldn’t you like to… 

 

• Tell your partner how he or she can fully love you? 

 

• Be fully listened to and completely understood in the process? 

 

• Be nurtured and cherished in the unique way you feel loved? 

 

When it comes to the opposite sex, the intimacy rules are different! 

 

This book will help you understand and overcome those differences by sharing an ordinary couple’s extraordinary weekend of intimate conversations. Sarah and Matt get away from the house, the kids and their daily lives to listen to each other’s hearts, explore their differences and deepen their connection. 

 

Intimate Conversations enhances the lessons of their freewheeling dialogue with practical how-to sections inviting readers to explore their own hearts and those of their partners. 

 

Sarah and Matt’s weekend conversation will help you turn on your own love life by changing the way you express your love for your partner and by helping your partner do the same for you. Once you understand each other’s love frames, you will hold the keys to pursuing the highest level of intimacy with the one you love. 

 

Are you ready to turn your relationship into the lifelong love affair it was meant to be?