Book review: Blood Brothers by Angela Stevens

A fun shifter romance.
If you enjoy shifter romance, then I would recommend this book, but I would also recommend you start with book 1.
I came at book 2 and that did present some challenges for me. There are a lot of characters, and the chapters flick between several of them which left a feeling of being late to the party and of being unsure whose book this was. At first I thought it was Pilan and Eva’s book, and then I thought it might be Lilian and Johan, and finally I realized it was Rune and Greta’s story! I’m sure if I had read book one, I would not have been as confused.
So, a great book, nice easy writing style that you can sink into, and plenty of action…I would have loved more chapters dedicated to Greta’s POV, and less for the other characters who I am guessing were in book 1 or will come along later in the series. We get a fair fix for the male protagonist Rune…perhaps Greta will get chapters in other books…I hope so, she’s worth getting to know.
So, an entertaining read with plenty of action. You will definitely not be bored! But my recommendation, start with book 1.

My rating: 4 Stars


BOOK Review – Feral by P. J. Post #dystopian #scifi #post-apocolyptic

I often browse what’s in the Amazon freebie sci-fi bestseller lists, and I picked this book up under post-apocalyptic.
There is nothing particularly unusual about the storyline, something bad has happened, we don’t really know what, but society has broken down, and it follows our protagonists travels as they try to keep out of trouble while they scavenge for food.
One of the reasons I find myself drawn to dystopian and post-apocalyptic is the great character studies you often get. So, while the story line is nothing unusual, I loved the main characters and they made this book a standout for me. The two MC’s are both teenagers, and both gloriously unhinged, and while it is classed as YA, the situations / accounts are often gritty and graphic. They do develop obvious feelings toward one another, it doesn’t deviate into romance (at least not in this book).
If you are looking for a joyful read, this definitely isn’t for you.
Nor is it the kind of book that delivers a breadth of emotions. There are the odd moments of almost light-hearted banter…almost…But it does definitely have a gritty, sombre, and at times desperate mood that is pervasive to the book. And in a sea of HEA books this makes a refreshing change.

My rating: 5 stars

BookReview ~ Room 119 by TF Lince #books #goodreads #bookreview

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Room 119 High-flying trader Dean Harrison has it all – the London penthouse apartment; the fast car; the beautiful wife. But when the threads of Dean’s life start to unravel, they do so with alarming speed.

Following the advice of a frail stranger, Dean sets off for Welnetham Hall Hotel and is plunged into the mysterious world of Room 119 – a world where nothing makes sense. How does everyone in the hotel know his name? Why does he travel there on a train line that shut down over fifty years ago? And who is the sinister man in black who pursues him wherever he goes?

As he gradually pieces together the puzzle of Welnetham Hall, Dean is forced to re-evaluate his life and realises that nothing is more important to him than his wife and daughter. Desperate to get back to them, he vows he would lay down…

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Author Spotlight ~ Cassandra Parker

Today’s feature is Cassandra Parker’s new book Harley’s Redemption.

Harley’s Redemption by Cassandra Parker

Harley is a rebel soul, lashing out at his family because all they care about is their social standing.  They are destroying him piece by piece. He is a biker on a downward spiral with his world falling apart. Together with his man servant, Garrett,  he sets out to discover himself and look for the angel in his visions. This is his story about failure, redemption and his search for Mari.
Mari thinks Harley is drop dead gorgeous. He is the guy in most girls dreams. When he smiles she sees the innocent angel and the rascally devil in him. Harley loves her with reckless abandon. To Mari, Harley is her joy, her present, and her future. She loves how he encourages her to seek adventure, and to follow her dreams.
Harley’s Redemption is a romance filled with comedic and tragic moments. It tells the story of two college students as they discover the love of a lifetime. This is the journey of two people who discover true love is endless, endures through all the heartbreak and laughter, and transcends time.
Come Ride With Harley.

Editorial review
A Review of Cassandra Parker’s HARLEY’S REDEMPTION
By Edentu Oroso

When I began reading Cassandra Parker’s HARLEY’S REDEMPTION, I didn’t know what to expect in its 389 pages. I almost ascribed it as another run-of-the-mill kind of romance centred stories with their banal offering. Few pages down the line, its cadences of requited love and selfless living began to rein on my sensibilities, to the extent, I wanted to go the whole hog, read to the end and discern its hidden motifs. The more I read, the more I came to the realization that I was inadvertently taken to a school of some sort…and I learned the art of life through the selfless acts of of the main character Harlan Davis (a.k.a. Harley), who turned a new page from a past ridden with alcohol, women, drug addiction, and unbridled biking activities, to a present rid of their stifling hold.
The striking thread in this tale is Harley’s humanity: living for the common good, a product of the direct influence of his servant Garret on his personality and his religious inclination through conversion to the Mormon Church. Ardently colour blind and shorn of the gritty realities of racial prejudices, Harlan Davis stands out as a rare breed in the rippling currents of life. His stupendous wealth partly inherited and partly earned at a tender age,  business savvy and social status did not get in the way of his bowels of compassion, which touched lives boundlessly wherever he went with his streaks of largesse. Mari Forrester, his heartthrob, complements that wholesomeness with her brand of beauty, brains, patented care and love despite her middle class status. Together they are destined for higher things in human firmament.
If the need for literary piece is to steer readers’ imagination towards the ideals of goodness, then HARLEY’S REDEMPTION is considered a great success by carrying out its onerous task of informing, entertaining and educating us all in an enthralling manner.
The well-defined characters and their rich interplay of emotions also curry a good omen for the story, which is written in simple but elegant language. Cassandra Parker cleverly relives in HARLEY’S REDEMPTION, the historic past of American life via its beauteous sounds and imageries through the 1950s to the early 1970s as encapsulated in the music of Steppenwolf loved by Harlan Davis with a passion, and the revolution and novelties in the Harkey-Davidson motorcycle brand his ingenuity helped to mainstream.
If you are yet to read HARLEY’S REDEMPTION by Cassandra Parker, then you are missing out on a great signpost to a fruitful and meaningful life. I highly recommend this book as a template of what ought to be in human stead.

You can also follow Cassandra on her blog!

It’s release day for Sirens and Scales! Get your dragon and mermaid fix, and then some! — Jennifer M Eaton

You guyzzzzzz! This is it—release day for Sirens and Scales! How about a few more exclamation points?!!!!!!!!!! Today only Sirens and Scales still 99 cents but the price is set to increase anytime tomorrow. If you haven’t preordered, now is you last change to pick up this incredible limited edition box set of 20+ Dragon […]

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What Is It Like to Try to Get a Novel Published? — BRANDILYN GILBERT

It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog. I was off finishing a big revision on my middle grade novel (that’s a book with an audience aged 9-12). This is my second novel I’m hustling to get published, but it’s the seventy-fifth I’ve written (just kidding, it’s the ninth, but with all the false […]

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