Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Get a sneak peek of LET HER GO on Kindle Scout

Every year I enter a book in to some type of contest, last year it was SPARROW MAN in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. That book did very well but didn't make it to the final round. I independently published and readers love it. Still a win!

So, new year, new book, new contest.

LET HER GO has been submitted to Kindle Scout were readers get to nominate the book for a publishing deal. It's only up for 30 days (Feb 25 to March 27), so please please please, take a read, nominate and share with friends :)

FYI: LET HER GO is a contemporary romance, it's a bit different from my regular stuff, but still fun and exciting with a fantastical twist.

Here's the direct link: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3Q32I8E0QP48I
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bird Box by Josh Malerman





Bird Box was a great read. Intriguing and mystifying. If your looking for answers as to why this world is the way it is, this isn't the read for you, you'll never get those answers. But if you want to read something dark and gritty that will keep you guessing, then pick up this read.

4/5 stars!

Thoughtful by S. C. Stephens



ARC received from the publisher.

This was the first book I've read by this author. Sadly, it was not my cup of tea. I had a hard time connecting with two people who were having an affair behind their Best friend and boyfriend's back. It didn't set well with me. People make mistakes, but this dragged on and on with a long, drawn-out drama.
The cover is great and the blurb was intriguing, but this wasn't for me.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

True North by Liora Blake



 
 
TRUE NORTH is a fun, sweet contemporary romance. It’s a story about a country girl novelist and a bad boy rocker who fall for each other. Each has their own baggage and they’re guarded in their own way, watching their relationship develop around their issues was so much better than the billion of insta-love romances that are out there. This book kept me up reading until 4am and then I finished it the next day. I haven’t done that in a while. The main character, Kate, gets frustrating at times but it’s understandable, she’s had a tough go. I put my kindle down at 50% and literally rolled over and hugged my husband in the middle of the night while he was sleeping. Reading about a character living through your worst fears-in this case the loss of a loving husband-can help you remember to appreciate them a bit more.

The only negative was, at times, the writing was a bit choppy and that took away from the flow of the rest of it. But overall a great read.

4/5 stars

I received an ARC for an honest review



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton



According to Publishers Weekly, “In this powerful beginning to a complex family saga...Dayton excels at creating memorable characters.”
SEEKER is billed as a Young Adult fantasy novel. And while the characters are memorable and the family saga complex, there is something off.

What I loved: 
The relationship between Quin, John and Shinobu. This book reminded me nothing of the Hunger Games or Divergent, but at times I did find myself thinking it reminded me a bit of Clockwork Princess with the love triangle.
The little physics class about traveling between dimensions was fun.
The deceptions and family secrets intriguing, but not as intriguing as Maud’s character.


What I didn’t like: 
Wait, what’s a Seeker and what are they seeking? And why did Quin suddenly become this magnificent healer for 18 months and then we never revisit that power and it was never hinted at in the first place?

Parts of this book are great, but there’s something missing and the 18 month span in Hong Kong seems out of place in a book like this. It’s a good fantasy read, but lacking in the world building. Maybe book 2 will bring it all together, but the story didn’t draw me in enough to feel like I have to read the next one.

3/5 Stars

**I received a copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review**

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

 


I have been looking forward to reading this book for a long while. I finally did last night! The Paper Magician was a bit Harry Potter and a bit Night Circus. It moved fast, barely enough time to really get to know the characters. Part of me wishes it went a little deeper and we had more time for Ceony and Emery to get to know each other before the drama hit. The flashbacks were a bit overwhelming and overtook around 2/3 of the book. And then, it suddenly ended. I see this is a trilogy, and while I enjoyed this book, I'm not chomping at the bit to read the others. It just seemed like a lot of rushing even if the premise was great and the writing was good.
  
Still, if you like Harry Potter and you like The Night Circus, then definitely read THE PAPER MAGICIAN. 

3/5 stars

I received an ARC for an honest review 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sparrow Man is Free for a limited time

I’m using up my Kindle freebies before branching out to Nook, iTunes, Kobo, etc. So SPARROW MAN is free Jan 22-26.

Get the Kindle eBook here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MLUIIV0