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Book Review! “County Ops: The Vengeance of Gable Fitzgerald” by Joel Jurrens

 

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM:

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

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

 

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This is one of those hard to write reviews. I loved the book and would be able to say a TON of things about it……only I don’t want to ruin it for anyone else! The author has a way of writing at the perfect pace. It makes you hooked from the first few pages and has you leaving your house a mess and (in my case) children to make chaos!

Gable is such a great character. He comes off super hard, and as a retired black ops agent it isn’t hard to believe. 
He left his home and family without a word  some thirty years earlier and never went back……or called…but when he got word that his mother died in a tragic accident the prodigal son returns. 

This is where the story really gets going. He meets Kari, the detective that deemed his mothers death a hunting accident. 
They get off to a rocky start, obviously she doesn’t like the fact that he is digging around and basically calling her incompetent. 

Once he decides that his mother’s death is anything but an accident he will do whatever it takes to bring vengeance to her killers. The ending will have you in tears. At least it had me in tears!
Definitely don’t miss this one! I see it is .99 cents at the moment and I don’t know how long it will last, so don’t delay. However, it is worth the purchase at any cost 😉 

 

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DESCRIPTION:

Gable Fitzgerald has spent his life as a covert operative–first with SEAL Team Six, and then with a highly covert Black Ops team. Now retired, Gable will search for the killer of his mother with all the skills he has developed to take down enemy governments. Working against both the good guys and the bad guys, he will go up against a beautiful state agent who will do everything she can to keep him inside the law. With his only rule: the mission must be accomplished, Gable will work his way through organized gangs and drug dealers to find out not only who would execute his seventy-seven year-old mother, but why, and God help anyone who gets in his way.

 

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Book Review! “Seductive Mines” by M. L. Rigdon

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM:

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

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

 

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After reading “The Atlantis Crystal” (book review can be seen HERE) I couldn’t wait to read the second installment.
It definitely didn’t disappoint! Then again, I am a series kind of girl. Especially with such an awesome character like Phil!

This book picked up where the other one left off. Phil and Rod are soon to be married, and it is time to meet the parents and other such fun stuff.

Of course getting married doesn’t come with its fair share of freak outs for the poor girl.  She is even contemplating leaving her *knight in shining armor* behind, traveling to Peru and searching for the mythical Lost Mines. 

Unfortunately for her, fate has other ideas. Soon she finds herself abducted and has no idea why or where Rod and Binky are. 

I don’t want to give anything away, so I will leave it at that. 
Needless to say I loved it! I enjoy how it is such a clean romance, yet it still has enough heat to actually MAKE it a romance. Add in the adventure and funny dialogue…..it just can’t be beat! 
Get your copy now – you won’t be disappointed!  
(((Side note – I do highly recommend that you read the first book “The Atlantic Crystal” first)))

 

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Another Philadelphia Hafeldt Adventure 

Phil has a problem. Or two. Now that she has her dream guy, Rod, aka R.W.Chaucer, one of the rich and famous, he can’t shake his previous girlfriends and gets himself kidnapped. Then her BFF, Maddie, falls face-first for Rod’s bodyguard and she disappears. On top of that, an industrialist, out to get Rod’s mother, decides he wants the treasure Phil hopes to find when she goes searching for ancient Inca gold mines, because the industrialist knows that what Phil’s really hunting isn’t gold. What’s a girl to do but save the day—and unearth an artifact meant to save the world that’s been hidden for thousands of years. 

Just another day in the life of a kick-butt librarian.

 

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Book Review! “Make Money Trading Options Without the BS” by Dr. Williams Alalade

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

INFORMATION   – *****
FLOW – ****
GRAMMAR/EDITING ****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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It seems that in this turbulent economy it is ever more important to have solid investments…..however, it is also infinitely more scary! Especially if you have no experience. 

I was super excited to read and review this book, because I recently have taken a serious interest in learning how to make money in the stock market. Without the fear of losing all of my savings. 
The challenge is that I truly have no knowledge or idea of where to start.

That is why I truly enjoyed this book! Chock full of knowledge, but written in a way that anyone can understand. 

If you are serious about learning how to trade stocks and make money (or even if you have no idea what that is, but want to learn!) then this book is a great match for you.

Go HERE to get your copy now! You can even get the introduction and first chapter for FREE!

 

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Book Review! “The Prince’s Man” by Deborah Jay

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT   – ****
FLOW – ****
GRAMMAR/EDITING ****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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What a great book! I figured this was going to be one of the same ol’ romance books (not that there is anything wrong with a good romance!) but I was pleasantly surprised!

The beginning is a bit of a head scratcher at first. It begins with a scene from 20 years before that shows how Risada became an orphan and choose to become an assassin.
Then it skips to present time where Rustam (Rusty) is off doing his spy work.

If you just give it a few chapters though, everything starts fitting together and it gets really really good.

I loved all the characters. Rusty and Elwaes were hands down my favorite. I can see how some people are put off by Risada, but I can *get* her. She was formed by circumstances and is a very strong women. Nothing wrong with that! Although she does come off as a biatch sometimes and that does take away from the likability of her.

The plot had magic, intrigue, suspense, betrayal,  and of course a little bit of romance.
Although it is book one and there will be more (can’t wait!) it was not left on a cliffhanger. So for those of you who hate to read a book before the whole series is out shouldn’t have a problem with this one.

Highly recommend!

 

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Think James Bond meets Lord of the Rings. Award-winning fantasy, THE PRINCE’S MAN, is a sweeping tale of spies and deadly politics, inter-species mistrust and magic phobia, with a touch of romance.       
Rustam Chalice, hedonist, dance tutor and spy, loves his life, never better than when he’s bedding a gorgeous woman. 
So when the kingdom he serves is threatened from within, he leaps into action. Only trouble is, the spy master, Prince Halnashead, teams him up with an untouchable aristocratic assassin who despises him.   
And to make matters worse, she’s the most beautiful woman in the Five Kingdoms.    
Plunged into a desperate journey through the mountains, the mismatched pair struggle to survive deadly wildlife, the machinations of a spiteful god – and each other.   
They must also keep alive a sickly elf they need as a political pawn. But when the elf reveals that Rustam has magic of his own, he is forced to question his identity, his sanity, and worse, his loyalty to his prince.    
For in Tyr-en, all magic users are put to death.

 

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Book Review! “Cybermancy” by Tex Leiko

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT   – *****
FLOW – ***
GRAMMAR/EDITING ****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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I couldn’t wait to read this book! After the first book (Crimson Rain – REVIEW HERE) ended I really couldn’t imagine where this book was going to go. Couldn’t wait to find out! Now I am having a hard time coming up with a review that doesn’t give too much away. 

Max is better than ever in his new body with nanobot technology. His first mission is to save Crimson. Whatever is left that is. 
He then meets up with Xivah (who obviously doesn’t recognize him at first) and they head back to Ilxeion and meet up with Zarfa. 

The question is, what happens now? They are all together, but they are in underground caves with both of the powers that be above ground as enemies.Max seems to think he is untouchable in his new body, but Reginald is just as convinced that he can find a weakness in him.

Will they be able to succeed in their revolution? Max is a genius when it comes to genetic modification, but will it be enough? 

The ending left me drooling for the next book! *Hint Hint* 
Definitely recommend for any Sci-Fi fan. You will want to read the first book in the series first though. 

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Immediately following the events in Crimson Rain, Cybermancy follows the story of the failed rebellion. 

As Max races to save Crimson, he is met with a new and challenging enemy, Reginald. The young girl that Max had saved struggles to escape Alexandria and seek refuge in Ilyeion before the mandatory inoculation. Meanwhile, Zarfa struggles to turn his newly formed encampment of refugees into an army to be reckoned with. 

Will they survive? Will they be able to stop Reginald and the Alexarien government in time to save humanity? Or will they be doomed to repeat the same failure as the first rebellion?

 

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Book Review! “Hasty Resolution” by Sam Taylor Mullens

 

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

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

ON A REVIEW SITE:
4 STARS

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When I first read the description for this book, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. However, the glowing reviews made me give it a chance. 

Honestly though, a romance that starts with a kidnapping? How is that going to work?
It worked out great! 

The chemistry between Liz and Jake felt very real. It (obviously) wasn’t a love at first sight thing, but it ended up being very intense and real. 
Jake had a mental breakdown after his last tour and he thought Liz was a women he could never save back in the Middle East. Of course Liz was not there and neither was the apparition he was seeing. 
Doesn’t matter in the end, because Jake drugs Liz and smuggles her to a small, close knit town in Canada. 

I don’t want to give too much away, but I definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good romance. 
I couldn’t figure out how it was going to end, but I did love the ending. Bittersweet and something that would actually happen in real life.

Highly recommend! 

 

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Jake, a US Marine, has been on a nonstop roller coaster ride in the Middle East since 2002. While on medical leave seeking help for PTSD he snaps and abducts a woman thinking it will be the remedy plaguing his thoughts. The woman, Liz, witnesses Jake’s hallucinations, night terrors and anxieties. She quickly becomes sympathetic to her captor’s plight and a relationship flourishes between the two. *Hasty Resolution contains adult sexual content.

 

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Book Review! “Crimson Rain” by Tex Leiko

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT   – ****
FLOW – ***
GRAMMAR/EDITING ***

ON A REVIEW SITE:
4 STARS

 

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There was something about this book that hooked me right from the beginning. Right away you get a glimpse at three of the main characters. Max, Zarfa, and of course Crimson Rain, as well as the world they live in.

The future of earth isn’t looking so bright. Even more frightening is how real and possible it all seemed. 
On top of Genetic modification through nano-bot technology you have gene splicing with animals and other crazy things. 
The government is only in it for the money. There are no morals and no laws. Whoever has the *gold* makes the rules. 

This of course is prime ground for violence, kidnapping, and torture. Which, incidentally, this book is full of. 
So be warned if you are sensitive to that stuff. 

Overall I loved all of the characters and the story line was solid.  I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but there were lots of twists and turns.

The ending was good, but it left you wanting more. 
Luckily the second book is out so you can get exactly what you want!

Highly recommend to any science fiction/dystopian fan! Even if sci-fi isn’t usually your thing, you should give it a try. It had a good solid mix of sci-fi and dystopia which made it very interesting. 

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What would you do in a world where everything is legal and the laws in place don’t protect anyone but the rich? What would you do if you could be bought and sold on a whim? What would you do if your sister was kidnapped by a vicious cult of raiders? If the option to genetically splice your body to become stronger, faster, or more intelligent were available, would you use it? What makes a human a human? Where are the lines?Several decades after a nuclear catastrophe rocked the globe only two bastions of civilization stand secure on the planet. Amongst the technology and the relative peace and serenity, though, lies a darkness that is kept anything but secret. The government allows the rich to victimize the poor and large corporations to kidnap people like guinea pigs for their experiments.Two corporations seek to overthrow the governments and reach for global domination. Meanwhile, three unlikely heroes are seeking change, each one for their own purpose. Can they stop the change that is to come before it is too late or will they fail, dooming the earth to slavery at the hands of these evil corporations?When the government finally intervenes, will it be for the benefit of all humanity, or just themselves? Whose side would you pick? Who will win?

Book Review! “Allure of the Gypsies” by Charles E. Yallowitz

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – *****
PLOT   – ****
FLOW – ***
GRAMMAR/EDITING ***

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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Oh how I have missed the land of Windemere! “Allure of the Gypsies” is the third installment in this awesome series. In case you missed it, my review of the first two books are HERE and HERE

I definitely, highly recommend starting with the first book before jumping right into this one.

One of the things I love most about this series are all the characters! They are developed so well that I feel like I know them personally.  Even the newly introduced characters fit in immediately. 
In fact, when I was reading this I would have dreams with them in it. Kind of like watching a movie/book. That rarely happens, but I love it when it does!

Luke and Nyx continue on with new adventures. The past hasn’t been kind to Luke and he goes home to face his family and friends. 
Unfortunately new trials and tribulations face him there as well and soon he and Nyx are on another quest. 
Will they have the strength to succeed? 

Overall the whole series is great. Luke is a believable character. He isn’t the hero that never bats an eye. He has self doubt and sometimes he is straight up whiny…but he’s real. I know I would be whiny if I were in his shoes 😉
I can’t wait for the next installment! 

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The adventures of Luke Callindor and Nyx continue after their journey down the L’Dandrin River in Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.

Reeling from his failures in their previous adventure, Luke leads his surviving friends to his hometown. With his mind frayed and his confidence fractured, Luke must face the family and fiancée he left behind. It is a brief homecoming when the vampire Kalam attacks the village, forcing Luke and Nyx to break into his lair for the key to resurrecting a fallen warrior. It is a quest that will force both young heroes to reach new heights of strength and power that they never knew they had. 

Can Luke and Nyx escape the lair of Kalam? And, what role will the orphaned gypsy Sari play in their looming destiny?

 

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Book Review! “Desperate Endurance” by Kasey Riley

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

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

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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Every time I read a mystery/suspense novel I wonder why I don’t read them ALL the time. 
Especially such a well written one like Desperate Endurance!

I fell in love with Bethany right away. I was so happy for her that she finally found herself free from her less than stellar ex-husband Bobby. 
I think we all know those girls in real life, and are so happy for the ones who find freedom.
I think the fact that she found her freedom among horses and riding sealed the deal for me. I love horses! 

The murder happens right at the beginning of the story when she is at a campsite with her horses. The suspense is very believable and well paced. I think we all have that inner fear of being chased…not knowing when the pursuers will catch up!

I really liked Roger. A regular upstanding cowboy. I thought he and Bethany fit together nicely and the fact that they were trying to figure who murdered his father added a nice element to the dynamic. 

Overall it was really well written, and as a reader I wasn’t able to let my guard down at all! Making it a fast paced read, exactly how I like them. 

Solid 5 stars!

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When endurance rider and divorcee Bethany witnesses a murder at a highway rest area, she’s forced to elude the killers while locating the victim’s son to pass on documents as the victim requested. Told to trust no one, she struggles to create a new persona in order to hide her identity from the killers as she takes on the challenge of finding widower Roger Meadows, the handsome son of the murder victim. She manages to overcome her shyness to become a sassy redhead whose bold personality allows her to meet and intrigue Roger while avoiding those who are hunting her.They learn to trust each other as they delve into the death of his father and work to avoid the killers. It is a desperate ride at the end of the story that provides the information needed to solve the mystery and cement their love. 
This novel appeals to readers of Suspense, Romance and Mystery. The characters are rich and believable as is the plot and locations. Celebrating and reflecting the values of small town America in the background while the characters struggle to solve the mystery surrounding the death of Richard Meadows.

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Book Review! “The Tigresse and The Raven” by Julia Donner

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

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

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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I have taken a bit of a sabbatical over the past month or so (crazy time of year, that is for sure!) 
Since I have started reviewing books again, this one has definitely reminded me how much I love this genre. 

Cassandra is such a strong character that you can’t help but fall in love with her almost immediately. 
Maybe it is her red hair, or maybe that despite the fact that she should despise her parents for all they have done to her she still tries to help in any way she can. 

Because of this, she finds herself in an unbreakable contract to be married to a despicable man. She was supposed to marry Mr. Fallone and he was going to pay all of her family’s debts and then some.
Unfortunately the contracts were drawn up and signed in haste and no one noticed that the wrong name was on them. 

Arthur (Mr. Fallone) was understandably angry at this development and took things into his own hands…..will he ever be able to recover from the aftermath of his “problem solving”? 

Last but not least is Rave. The man that Cassie really wants but can never have. Secrets from her past haunt her and her future is anything but bright.
Rave doesn’t know she has these secrets and pursues her any chance he gets.
Will be be able to handle the truth?

Loved it, so say the least! If you missed it, it is FREE today. So seriously…..go get it!

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A secret stops Cassandra Seyton from accepting a flood of marriage proposals until Lord Ravenswold sees her. By then, it’s too late–her family hovers on the brink of financial ruin with another social catastrophe about to explode. But neither can resist an attraction that burns stronger than society’s dictates and their lack of trust–his of women–hers from fear of discovery.

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