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.

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.

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. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop INTL

Mythical Book' Prize

fueled by terror of a shadowy world - Bear's Shadow (Vendetta Series #2) by Desiree L. Scott

"This story will certainly keep your attention from start to finish, full of twists, surprises, catch up with previous characters but it will take you into the world of sex- trafficking, kidnapping and murder...... absolutely loved it." - Karen, Goodreads

Why did her heart have to choose him? - Just Friends (The Agency, #1) by Elizabeth Grey

"It's a rough ride in places. Lots of things happen in this book which make for a whole lot of angst! Through it all, the love between the main characters kept me hooked and I won't spoil it by revealing the ending, but it was real heart-warming." - Sallie, Goodreads

Zero Slade is not a bad guy - In Wolves’ Clothing by Greg Levin

"With a thriller’s pace and twists, the novel grabs you and won’t let go. And it goes deep, exploring the protagonist’s motivations for working to free child sex slaves, and the damage his growing obsession causes his marriage. The characters are vivid, the dialogue is sharp, and Caleb, the protagonist’s new partner, steals your heart." - Kathleen, Goodreads

Three gloriously wicked mafia bosses - Lure (Mafia Queen #1) by C.M. Stunich

"Lure was an exquisite read. It's the kind of read where you stay up WAY beyond your bedtime because you simply can't put the book down. Those are the best kind of reads, for me. I gobbled Lure up as if it would turn into a pumpkin at midnight and I find myself counting down the days until the next volume releases."- Denise, Goodreads

secrets could turn deadly - The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr

Behind-the-scenes secrets could turn deadly for Desmond and Riley
Life in the Heights has never been easy for seventeen-year-old Riley Frost, but when she’s publicly dumped and outed at the same time, she becomes an immediate social outcast at her high school.

What she doesn’t know just might kill her - Ashes to Memories (Ashes to Ashes #5) by Annie Anderson

"Action, adventure, good vs. evil, love, loss, loyalty, friendship, family, hot sex, magic, wraiths, witches, phoenix, cougar, wolves, and lots of suspense. This entire series will suck you in and you want want to leave. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. Still want a TV series of this!!! " - Suzanne, Goodreads

she knows she’s different - The Beautiful Dead by Jun Prince

Yubin knows she’s different than the other girls in the pop group SIITY. Yes, they all got sucked into the same machine, giving up schooling and signing ridiculously long contracts before anyone knew if they’d be successful, but that’s how pop stars are made in Korea. Yubin is supposed to be thankful for that, but she isn’t. She doesn’t even like the girls she performs with.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

why not? Sure Thing by Jana Aston

"Romantic Comedy fans will absolutely love this book! If you’re looking for a fun and flirty book that will make you squirm and laugh out loud in the same sentence--look not further. This is it! Buy it now!" -Tijuana, Goodreads

He can feel people's emotions - Murder Feels Awful (Empath Detective #1) by Bill Alive

He can feel people's emotions. And murderers feel awful. 
Buy this hilarious cozy mystery today! Right now, even! Seriously, at this limited-time launch price of 99 cents, it'll cost you more to lose time thinking about it than to click RIGHT NOW and jump in! Plus, there's a whole extra mystery book waiting for you inside ... for free...

the riddle of love - The Nameless Land by Lazlo Rappaport

Lilith braced herself. Had the scent of Egyptian chamomile betrayed her presence? Even if it had, she kept quiet. For a while, she observed Anastasia. More than anything, Lilith marveled at how much the young lady’s blindness had come to complement her beauty. The blank dreamlike expression in her big blue eyes made her look like an angel—something incorruptible. 

their family legacy is much darker than they realized - Surrendering the Past by Pamela Lynne

"A dark family legacy, a prodigal son returns, a young woman caught in a web of deceit, and an evil that will take great cunning to defeat. This introduction to the Granville Legacy set things in motion and I can't wait to see it all play out." - Sophia, Goodreads

rioting and assassination plots break out in the streets - Revelations (The Aria Knight Chronicles #2) by Alesha Escobar

"A quick paced read that sucks you in from page one. I literally couldn't put this book down once I started. I enjoyed learning a little more about the characters and uncovering their pasts. I look forward to discovering more." - Ashley, Goodreads

hiding away isn't an option - The Soul Guide Series by Kelly Stock

“Wow! I could not put this book down. The way Kelly writes encaptures you and takes you to another place. Her vivid imagination and the way she describes every detail enables you to picture in your mind being there with Sybil on this spiritual journey. It only took me two days to read and I can't wait for the next instalment to see what happens next.”

Dream: Part 2 of Mental Damnation by Konn Lavery

"Dark and Captivating!
Konn Lavery’s writing hooks you in by painting graphical imagery with each word that progressively moves the twisted fantasy story forward.
Dream was a real pager-turner and ends in a dramatic cliffhanger, leaving a number of sub plots unexplained and making it quite clear that there will be a sequel." - BDianne, Goodreads

An army must be raised - Issaura's Claws (Incarn Saga #1) by Katharine E. Wibell

"Issaura's Claws is a story of friendship, courage, loyalty, and gender neutrality.
The characters of Issaura's Claws are dynamic and full of surprises. 
The author has done an incredible job of keeping readers on their toes throughout the story." - Ankita, Goodreads

they don’t take failure as an option - Defending Hannah: A Delta Force Defenders Novel by Jennifer Becker

"This is the second book I've read by this author and once again I've been totally blown away! I read this book in one sitting, I was hooked from the first page and spat out at the end. [...] There are a lot of twists and turns, some you don't see coming. The story flows at a fast pace that keeps you turning the page, the chemistry between Ben and Hannah scorch the pages! I can't wait for the next book in this series, another amazing read by this author." - Susan, Goodreads

losing someone else might... This Dark Light by Nazarea Andrews

"This Dark Light is a captivating story. The book sucked me in and I read it in one sitting, I couldn´t put it down.
The writing is great, I love the characters and the mysterious flair of the book. I love the story and I love the words." - Konny, Goodreads

Not everyone is good at being a witch - Delightfully Witchy (Delightfully Witchy #1) by Acacia K. Parker

"To be a bit corny, this book was delightful! I loved the characters, the action and the build-up to love. I have read a lot of paranormal romances and this has to be one of my favorites. The characters are easy to relate to and I quickly developed a vested interest in their well-being." - Lisa, Goodreads