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Mayhem is a creepy, good read that is not to be missed!

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Someone is killing women and leaving their body parts. All except for the heads. Dr. Bond can not sleep from all the imagines of the murders. So he turns to opium. He then roams the streets at night. There is evil lurking in the dark of the night.

To be honest, it was not Jack the Ripper that drew my attention to this book and made me want to read it. It was the description of the Torso Killer that got me. I am a junkie for a good, well-written gory murder/serial killer story. You would not imagine how hard it really is now a days to find a book like this.

This book is not that gory. Well not by my standards anyways. When I think of gory I think of Chelsea Cain and Gretchen. She is one sick, twisted woman. There are not a lot of details spent on the murders as far as when the victims were alive before they were chopped up into pieces and tossed out like left over meat. Luckily, what this book lacked in the gore factor it made up for in the world and the characters. The opium filled…

The Sowing. This book could be the next Hunger Games or Ender's Game!

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Remy's sister was killed along with her classmates. It was a massacre in the classroom. Yet somehow, Remy survived. Now years later, Remy has come back on the grid. She was hiding out with the Resistance. Yet all this time Remy has not forgotten her sister. She suspects that the killing was set up but for what reason?

Valerian aka Vale Orlean is the leader on the other side. He has been put in charge with finding the members of the Resistance and stopping them. However it is not as easy as it seems when Vale has feelings for Remy.

I am all about dystopia books. Which is what I would classify this book to be. So if you are into this type of genre or just looking for something new to read then you should check out this book. It is written by a family team of a mother and her daughters. If I had not been told that this book was written by several people then I would have never known. You can not tell where one left off and the next one picked up.

The characters and the world that this…

Haven

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Haven is the story of Kennedy Shaw. A Senior at Woodrow Wilson High School. This is Kennedy's account of the events that took place. It is pretty amazing that someone can put into words a zombie attack. I give Kennedy kudos.

Ok first off I have to say that sarcasm helps. No I am not being a wise-ass. My other first language besides English is Sarcasm. When it is not snarky then the sarcasm that the characters give off can add to their whole persona or lighten the mood. In this case, the sarcasm did both. I mean hello not everyone can be all rainbows and unicorns after just surviving a zombie attack. Besides this is high school people. No one really likes each other.

However I thought that the group was kind of clueless in the beginning. Seriously, you did not notice that all the streets were increasingly quiet or the broken glass. Well not until Harrison pointed it out to Kennedy. I thought that both Kennedy and Harrison were suppose to be the leaders. It is funny however that a…

Wild Card Book Blast + Giveaway

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About WILD CARD It was bad enough that gods gambled with human souls, but Catherine Sharp’s soul just had to be won by the Greek goddess of Discord, Eris. As if working a dead-end tech support job didn’t suck the life out of her as it was. Now, Cat finds herself performing random tasks for the goddess in her free time. But when Coyote, the Native American trickster himself, claims to have won her own soul in Mayhem's weekly poker game, Cat wants in on the action. With five sneaky gods upping the ante, Cat needs to find a way to collect the winning chips that could save her soul.   Marius, a handsome yet irritating satyr with his own debt to Eris, might finally come in handy for something. If they play their cards right and work together, Cat and Marius may just get their freedom back. If they don't kill each other or fall in love first. WILD CARD will be available for purchase on 11/25.


Information: Title: Wild Card
Author: Jamie Wyman
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 280 pages
Release Da…

Dash

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In the second book in the Saderia series, we find Saderia reunited with her mom and dad. Yes, Saderia did save the day and dicvoered that her parents did nor perish in the fire as previously thought in book one. Now Saderia is ready to go to school. She is excited to go to school and make friends.

Dash is also a new student attending school. However he has a secret. One that he does not want anyone to learn about. It will be hard for fear that if Saderia remembers Dash then she will expose everything.

I found myself liking this book better then the first. I found my stride. Still a fan of Saderia. She is growing up. Most of the new friends that Saderia met at school I liked. Of course the mean girls and Saderia's teacher I did not care for. It just goes to show you that even a princess has to deal with bullies at school. Dash was a nice addition to this series. Hope to see more of him.








Sarah Renee has loved writing from an early age. She has been writing short stories since the…

Awakening

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Claire Ryan can sum up the existence of her current life in one word...boring. All Claire does is eat, sleep, and care for her dog. It did not use to be like this. Claire's life changed after the break up of her relationship.

Evan is the owner of the bookshop, Bibliophile. It has been a long time (I mean a loooooooong time, if you get my drift) since he has been with someone. Not since his wife died of ovarian cancer. Now all Evan can think about is Claire. Just the thought of her gets him aroused. However things really heat up once Claire and Evan get to know each other better.

I like a good erotic novel like the rest of them. However I will say it again. I want the build up from the characters. I don't want them to just start doing it right away or in this case thinking about it right away. For example in the beginning when Evan was jerking off to Claire's imagine, he came off as horny and desperate.

As the story progressed my feelings towards Evan never got much bett…

Giants Rule

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Thomas awoke just like he did every day. Only this day was different. The giants have all disappeared. The giants helped the townsfolk by doing work. Without them, what will the townsfolk do? Thomas volunteers to do in search of the giants and bring them back.
I have never heard of this author. To be honest, if I had not had the chance to review this book, I probably still would never know about this author. This would have been a shame. Before I read this book I thought it was going to be a children's book. While it can be, you would have to read it to the younger children as there are a lot of words. The older children can read this book on their own. There is nothing too scary about the giants. In fact, this book is a family book.
Mr. Burbidge inserts a good lesson in this book for all to learn from...that no matter how daunting the task at hand may seem, you don't need a "giant" or anyone else to do the work for you. You are capable of doing great things if you…

The Tiger Princess

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Saderia is a tiger Princess. She lives with her Aunt and Uncle. Years ago a great fire sweep through the forest and Saderia's parents perished. Saderia's Aunt and Uncle do not understand Saderia. That is why when she learns something about her parents she does not tell her Aunt or Uncle.
Saderia learns that her parents death may not have been an accident. It is up to Saderia to uncover the truth. Even if it may hurt.
I really like the idea that Sarah came up with of a tiger Princess. Saderia is a good princess. She is sassy. However all of her sassiness could not keep me satisfied. None of the other characters drew me in. I found Saderia's Aunt and Uncle to be uncaring. While I know this was not totally true as I got further into the book, they did care. I just wanted them to be more sympathetic in the beginning.
There was plenty of mystery and action that Saderia found herself in. Again though without the support of the other characters to draw me into the story, it k…

Little Shepherd + Giveaway

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My review

Little Shepherd is Cheryl G. Malandrinos's first children's book. It features little Obed, the shepherd boy. He and his father are out watching the flock when they see a bright light. Within the light appears an angel. The angel tells Obed and his father about a Savior being born that night. You all know than how the rest of the story goes.

I like this book. I thought that Cheryl did a good job telling this well known story through the eyes of Obed. Obed shared the same wonderment and intrigue as any little child would. While I did like this book and the illustrates, I did find the pictures to be a little busy. It made it a little hard to read the words within the picture. Also, this is the type of book that I would read to little children versus letting them read the book themselves. Only because there was a lot of words and children do not have a huge attention span to read all those words. Otherwise, Little Shepherd is a book to treasure.






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The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 3

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If you have not heard or read these books then now is the perfect time. Each book is filled with many different and original short stories. Hey, you might even see some from your friends. Yes, this collection of stories are compiled from actor, Joseph Gordon Levitt's website, Hitrecord. There people (ordinary people like you and me) can go and share stories or videos, etc. Well what are you doing still here reading, go check out the website.

Since you did decide to stay, I want to thank you for staying to read my thoughts about this book. Reading these stories inspires me to write up a few of my own and upload them on the website so that maybe one day I will see my story in print. The stories are not all cute and cuddly. Some are dark but each one tells a story or makes a statement.

Like for example:

This overwhelming desire to be close to you
directly conflicts with my intense fear of people.


From my ship, adrift, I spied you.
And I thought you were an island.
Alas, you were an i…

Because this is Forever Spotlight+ Giveaway

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Book Synopsis
The decision that tore them apart... Former hopeless romantic, Mia Trent, is crushed when the love of her life, Nate McArthur, reveals that he doesn’t want to get married—or have children. But it’s too late. Mia is already pregnant and her dream of “happily ever after” is sharply put to an end when she decides to keep her pregnancy a secret, refusing to force him into a life he doesn’t want. The compromise that made them a family... Five years later, Mia must reach out to Nate for help or risk losing her home and shelter for their son. Stunned and outraged by the sudden news of his child, Nate proposes a compromise: give him the summer to get to know his son and he’ll save her home. Yet with Mia back in his life, Nate isn't willing to lose her—or their son—again. What starts off as a temporary arrangement soon becomes a chance at rediscovery and becoming a family. Only Nate must convince his jaded dreamer that his love for her is true…and will last now and forever. Book…

No Escape

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Serial killer, Harvey Day Smith is a notorious killer. Even with his last few days until his execution, he is pulling all the strings. He knows the location of a few of his victims graves. HE is willing to share his secrets but he will only talk to one person. Her name is Jolene Granger. She is a psychologist.

Texas Ranger, Brody Winchester is wiling to do anything to help the families of Harvey's victims. That even means working with his ex-wife, Jo.

It has been a little while since I have read a book by this author. I put this author up there with Lisa Jackson. While is a good thing. While I am always in the mood for a romantic suspense novel, this book was just alright for me. The chemistry between Jo and Brody did not do it for me. I felt like the past did hold them back some and then the fact that Jo could forgive Brody so easily for what he did bugged me. I so wanted Jo to be a hard, independent woman. She was not that woman. She needed a guy.

The killer started out weak…

Children of Paradise

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Trina and her mother, Joyce left to make a new life in the jungles of Guyana. Trina's motehr followed the "Preacher". Now they are among others who also have followed in the way of the "preacher".

One day an incident happens to changes Trina and her mother's lives forever. Trina is attacked by the community's gorilla named Adam. She was originally thought dead until she was brought back to life. Things don't get better for Trina. In fact all the extra attention makes Trina nervous. Then there is her mother, Joyce. She turned the "Preacher"s advances down and her life is awful. Trina and Joyce will escape with the one person they never expected help from...Adam.

If you are looking for a change from the normal world of vampires, zombies, werewolves, and other paranormal creatures then you need to check this book out. There is nothing scarier then a cult. As far as I am aware I have not met a vampire or werewolf but I know cults exist and th…

TORN Release Day Launch + Giveaway

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Monica Murphy's sexy new Billionaire Bachelors Club Series book, TORN, is out today and we are excited to join in the release day launch for it. TORN is a steamy and amazing Contemporary Romance. Check out what we have for you today and then enter to win in the release day launch giveaway! There's also a fantastic excerpt for you to check out!








































EXCERPT:











"Tell me your name."



A shiver runs down my spine at the

commanding, deep voice that sounds in my ear. I keep myself still, trying my

best not to react considering we’re surrounded by at least a hundred people,

but oh, how I want to.



If I could, I’d throw myself into the arms

of the man who’s standing far too close to me.

He’s demanding to know my name as if I owe him some sort of favor, which

I can’t help but find hot.



Irritating, but hot.



"Tell me yours first," I murmur in return,

turning my head in the opposite direction, so it appears I’m not even talking

to him. He stands behind me, tall and broad, imposing in…

Lies You Wanted to Hear

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Back when Lucy was younger, she had two men falling for her. The bad boy, Griffin, and the good guy, Matthew. If Lucy had only thought with her heart then she would have picked Griffin. If she had picked with her attraction then she would have picked Griffin. Yes, Lucy loved Griffin but Griffin was not one to settle down even for Lucy. So Lucy chose Matthew.

Years later Lucy is divorced. Lucy had two children but they are also gone. Now Lucy is faced with the past and the lies she told to get to where she is now. That means seeing Griffin again.

To be honest I kind of struggled with this book. On the one hand, I found the story interesting but on the other hand, I was not in love with the characters and found the same story to be long winded and moving very slowly.

In the beginning, I was interested in Lucy's story. However as I got to know her, I was turned off by her. She seemed weak and uninteresting. Also, in the beginning I could not see why Lucy saw in Griffin. I found hi…

Worthy Brown's Daughter is a must read and must keeper!

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Worthy Brown is a humble man. He works hard for what he wants. For example he was a slave but now he is finally a free man. Not without a lot of hard work and pain. If there was any other way Mr. Brown would take it but there is not. Thus he takes himself down to Matthew Penny's office. Mr. Penny is an attorney.

Mr. Brown's former employer made a deal with Mr. Brown that if he and his daughter worked for him for another year then he would release them both. As you can imagine, he broke that deal. Now Mr. Brown will do everything he can to get his daughter back and give her her freedom.

I was first introduced to this author by reading his book, Sleight of Hand. After reading that book I knew I needed to check out this author's other books. When I got the chance to read Mr. Margolin's newest book, I knew I could not pass up the opportunity. Plus, I have always been fascinated by the South and this time period.

Instantly, I was spellbound by this book and the story of …

Hardpressed (Hacker #2) Cover Reveal

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Synopsis ~
In Hardpressed, the highly anticipated second book of the Hacker Series that began with Hardwired, Blake and Erica face threats that put both their love and their lives on the line.

Despite Blake Landon’s controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake.

Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom.

But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever



Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

My life goal since childhood has been to simply be happy. With that in mind, every day I try to pus…