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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Excerpt and Book Review of Rising for Autumn

Book Review of Rising for Autumn
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About the Book

Title: Rising for Autumn

Author: Katherine McIntyre

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Crisis and danger have become second nature for Alanna Carrington—after all, as the boss of the Philadelphia Coven, she’s responsible for upholding the laws amongst the supernatural. Which means when the Order of the Serpent rears its ugly head, this time with the most powerful necromancer this city’s ever seen, she’s the one person who can keep Philly safe. Ex-Order djinn and now ally, Samuel Karim happens to be the best suited guy to help. Except he’s also the first man who’s stoked her interest in far too long, and ever since she commandeered the lamp he’s tethered to for safekeeping, he also hates her guts.

As the Order gathers the necromancers of her city and sparks a dangerous alliance, she finds herself working with Samuel Karim more and more. Hatred burns to passion, and when he exhibits a strength and compassion that breaks through her ironclad defenses, she finds herself falling deeper despite the complications between them. Yet with her city under siege and their lives on the line, the sharp desire between them erupts into the temptation to break their own rules, before the Order of the Serpent robs them of the chance permanently.


Author Bio

A modern day Renaissance-woman, Katherine McIntyre has learned soapmaking, beer brewing, tea blending, and most recently roasting coffee. Most of which make sure she’s hydrated and bathed while she spends the rest of her time writing. With a desire to travel and more imagination than she knows what to do with, all the stories jumping around in her head led to the logical route of jotting them down on paper. She writes novels with snarky women, ragtag crews, and guys with bad attitudes. High chances for a passionate speech thrown into the mix.


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 “Ready to play damsel in distress?” Jev joked, punching Sam in the shoulder, trying to bring some levity to the situation despite the strain on her face.
 
“I thought I was supposed to be the pretty one,” Liam complained, joining in her flow. His charming smile showed the white flash of teeth.

Alanna caught Sam’s eye and offered him a secret grin. Despite the cloudy tension emanating off him, he paused for a brief second to return it, the soft acceptance in his gaze heartbreaking. The man was prepared to sacrifice his life tonight if he could end Akanda’s threat on this city, on their lives. Alanna would do anything to prevent that desolate outcome. Anything.

“If this is a looks competition, I think I’ve got you lot beat,” Dante spoke, joining with the other loudmouths.

“While you lot are preening for your beauty contests, we’ll be getting the actual work done,” Alanna interrupted them, fixing the crew with an arch look. “Akanda’s no joking matter. She’s holding one of ours hostage. When we arrive at the building, we’ll split into teams. Sam, you’ll be heading in on your own,” she said, even though her insides hollowed. Fear paralyzed her at sending him into this threat, but he’d spoken the truth—he stood the least chance of getting killed on the spot since Akanda focused her twisted brand of interest his way.


Review: 

A human and a Jinn fight a witch and a necromancer, sounds like the start of a great fantasy.  But this story is more complex with rich, nuanced characters that have to deal with problems just like everyone else.

I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.  And a hot spicy rating as well.



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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Book Promo for Kyle

Book Promo for Kyle
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 Welcome to Books, Books, and More Books. I am pleased to share this book with you. Thank you for visiting and please come again.

About the Book

Title: Kyle

Author: Natalie Decker

Genre: NA Romance

Kyle Issac is a player in the biggest of ways. He’s not into relationships. Fun is all he wants, but one night with his sister’s best friend changed him in ways he can’t explain. Maybe because she was the only girl who turned him on and then shot him down. Maybe because she’s off limits in a way that has him wanting more of her. He’s not sure but something definitely changed and now he’s looking for another chance to even the scoreboard. He’s got one summer to do it. Emily Emerson is not a relationship type girl like her best friend Madison Issac. However after her newest fling gone wrong, she’s starting to realize the fun carefree way Em is lost. Maybe a relationship is the kind of thing she needs to get herself out of this funk. But Kyle Issac, her forever crush is not going to be it. The longest he’s dated a girl was a weekend tops. How can she find someone though if Kyle is always there butting in? So, she turned him down three times, she figured he’d get over it and move on. Apparently not. With wants and doubts confusing her, one question remains: Does Kyle really want her or is she just another game for him to win?

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Author Bio

Natalie Decker is the author of the bestselling YA series RIVAL LOVE and NA Scandalous Boys Series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Avid reader of everything. She’s a huge Denver Broncos fan, loves football, and fuzzy blankets. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and misses her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Book Promo of Murder at Midnight

Book Promo of Murder at Midnight
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About the Book

Title: Murder at Midnight

 Author: John Ukah

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Alex Simpson, an ex-police officer, decides after a bout of typhoid fever to take a break in a serene and therapeutic environment. The last thing he expects is to be called upon to solve a murder at the Kinging Guest Lodge. But that is what happens, when the delectable and vivacious Maria Marshall is found dead in her bedroom at midnight.


The gallery of characters living at the guesthouse and thrown into the mix, do not make his task of solving this chilling and brutal murder any easier …

Author Bio

John Ukah is a seasoned banker and Associate of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR). He is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin, where he was listed as University Scholar. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA).

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Purchase “Murder at Midnight” on Amazon: United StatesUnited KingdomGermany, FranceSpainItalyNetherlandsJapanBrazilCanadaMexicoAustralia, and India


It is also available on SmashwordsKobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble (Nook)Okadabooks, and major online stores. 
Okadabooks is mainly for buyers in Africa. 


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Book Review of Zoysana’s Choice

Book Review of  Zoysana’s Choice
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About the Book

Title: Zoysana’s Choice

Author: Gordon A. Long

Genre: Fantasy

Discovered as a child living alone in the forest and growing up an orphan of mixed parentage, but under the protection of the king’s youngest son, Zoe is appreciated for her own merit by everyone, from the royal family to the lowest kitchen wench. But her secure nest is shattered by conflict in the king’s family, and soon she will have to decide where her loyalties lie.

She flees to her former home in the mountains, where she finds many answers, but not to the questions she is asking.

Then she is offered the chance to visit Kyabra, the home of her grandfather, to learn about that ancient culture.

But all of these travels come to naught when she hears of war at home, and she returns to Petrella to be faced with a decision that could stop a war and change the lives of thousands, but only at the greatest personal cost.

This is the first published work of a 7-book saga of standalone novels tied together by characters and setting. Books 4 to 7 are sequential, and Books 1 to 3 happen 400 years earlier.


About the Author

Brought up in a logging camp with no electricity, Gordon Long learned his storytelling in the traditional way: at his father’s knee. He now spends his time editing, publishing, travelling, blogging and writing fantasy and social commentary, although sometimes the boundaries blur.

Gordon lives in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, with his wife, Linda, and their Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Josh. When he is not writing and publishing, he works on projects with the Surrey Seniors’ Planning Table, and is a staff writer for <indiesunlimited.com>

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Giveaway and Book Review of Emerge Beyond Circles

Book Review of Emerge Beyond Circles
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About the Book

Title: Emerge Beyond Circles

Author: John Geers

Genre: Fantasy

Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Their eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love. Their guiding tenet, “For love to bloom, these three endure: sacrifice, perseverance and suffering. But the greatest of these is suffering.” Since the dawn of humanity, they have summoned countless couples, inflicting suffering with the intention to grow true love. They have never succeeded…but now they have their best opportunity in two couples from Wisconsin.


Author Bio

John Geers drew inspiration to begin his debut novel from a dream he experienced.

Hours spent in the caffeinated air of his favorite coffeehouse proved to be the perfect place to complete Emerge Beyond Circles.

John is a middle school literacy educator, where he inspires and is inspired by the writers of tomorrow. He is the founder and facilitator of his school’s Creative Writing Club. He is also a columnist for the online magazine Elephant Journal.

He loves a good story, being on the water, and witty puns. He can be found hiking the wilderness, biking big hills, sipping dark coffee, and looking for a chair in the mall. 

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You can win a stuffed tiger animal (a character from the book), a signed paperback copy and a $10 amazon gift card during the tour.



Review: 

This story is esoteric in many ways.  It is difficult to follow at time, but very intriguing.  The point of view moves between several characters that are only peripherally connected.  While it can be confusing at times the story is strangely interesting and draws you in subtly until you are immersed.

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 clouds.  It is worth the struggle to read. 



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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Excerpt and Book Review of The Set Stealer

Book Review of The Set Stealer
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About the Book
Title: The Set Stealer
Author: Jonathon McElhaney

Genre: YA Fantasy

A Set is a gift. A power that one can bring from within themselves and manifest to change the physical world. Everyone has at least one, ranging from the mundane to the all-powerful. That is, everyone except Kayla. But when her father is murdered in front of her, Kayla is sent on a collision course with destiny as she is forced on adventure to discover not only who killed her father but who she is. Searching within herself, Kayla must find her own power - even without a Set to protect her - and save not only herself, but the world she loves.









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The Set Stealer walked just far enough out of the darkness for Lord Storm to see him.  He stood there all in black, half his face hidden in the shadows.  The sole exception was his eyes; which glowed, much like his own.  But the lord of Old Storm Town knew that his eyes never held that much hate and hunger.

“Why bother hiding behind the darkness and that flimsy disguise?” Lord Storm sneered.  “I already know who you are, BOY.  You are no match for me.”

The Set Stealer laughed at the challenge like the young ones always did.  “Ah yes, but, you see I made a recent trip to visit a queen of our mutual acquaintance.  Now that I have her sets- amongst others that I have collected- there is no doubt in my mind that I can beat you, old man.” His voice was sinuous in the dark. 

The Set Stealer snarled at the jab of his power.  They stared at each other long, awaiting the first person to make a move.  Lord Storm wavered in his thoughts; this man had grown much more powerful than he had thought.  The queen was not so easily taken down. 

“Hard for me to believe that a whelp like you could beat her,” Lord Storm charged his set, ready to pounce. “But you’ll need more than even just her strength to take me down. I am more powerful than you may believe.”

“You’ve become quite deaf in your dotage,” the Set Stealer chuckled.  “I told you that I’d taken quite a few more Sets besides hers.  Jay Dragon, Peter Hot Streak, Lilith Ice Crystal, James Castle, Leo Night Dance, surely even you get the idea.  All these have I taken from.”  Old man Storm kept his composure. All the names that the Set Stealer had listed were amongst the most powerful. 

Then the Set Stealer sprinted forward, shouting, “And tonight, I will take yours!”

Lord Storm steeled himself against the oncoming fury.  The moment of reckoning had finally arrived.
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Review: 

This story is about “sets” which are magical abilities.  It is also about finding and saving family.  Sometimes the story loses it’s way, but perservenance is rewarded.

I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds.



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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Book Review of After The Fall

Book Review of  After The Fall
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About the Book

Title: After The Fall

Author: Carissa Lusk

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Amity cries out into the darkness that surrounds her, hoping for a solitary voice to provide direction; she hears two.

She has an epic love for Alexander, yet the loneliness brought on by the miles that separate them can only be curbed by the cryptic affection of Marcus Riley. Amity can’t understand the strange familiarity she finds in the wild blue of Marcus’s eyes, but she will soon learn his secret.

Plagued with dreams and memories of lives beyond her own, a tragic fate will emerge from the ashes of a love scorned. Eventually, she will discover the dark truth that will leave her running for her life, and she will learn who sacrificed everything to save it.

Author Bio

Carissa Lusk grew up in a small town in West Virginia and never moved far from home. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Concord College. She credits her love of reading and writing to Kate Chopin, Emily Bronte, and her mom. After the Fall is Carissa's debut novel. 

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Review: 

At first I thought this was just an awkward love story between two college students that became a triangle.  It was difficult at times to tell exactly what was going on, but each chapter gave more and more clues that more was going on beneith the surface that made the story so much more than a surface read.  There is an otherworldly quality and concern that makes the store so much deeper. 

I love the poetry and literary devices that bring another layer to the story.

I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.


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