Sunday, 30 April 2017

Review: Forsaken By K.R. Fajardo @KRFajardo

Blurb


“Love. Oh, she is a fickle beast. So beautiful on the outside, she uses her charms to lure the desperate and lonely into her waiting arms. Yet, underneath the pristine exterior lies await a vile beast who thrives on pain and misery. I have lived thousands of years, been tortured mercilessly by my enemies, watched people I cared for pass before my eyes, and have been betrayed more times than I care to recall. But this I can assure you, all that pain wains in comparison to what I experienced the night love was forever ripped from my life.”
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Jarod and Maya are on the run. Having at last escaped the cruel and manipulative rule of the Shadows, Jarod leads Maya to the only place he knows of that might can offer them sanctuary. But when his own past once again threatens to ruin her hopes of having a somewhat normal life, Jarod is forced to make a difficult decision in order to protect the woman he loves.

Meanwhile in Oasis, things aren’t going much better. With Citera bitten and K missing, panic threatens to tear apart Oasis’ once care free life. Fearing the effect the new blood bond will have on the K and Citera’s link, Jaron scours the forest desperate to find her, all while still trying to maintain the peace. However when Jarod and Maya’s unexpected arrival at Oasis brings to light some shocking information, Jaron realizes he has been made fool of. Determined to redeem himself, he and Jarod lead a search party across the forbidden border into Lanoria, where they will have to face the Immortal Council and K’s vindictive ex in order to bring K back home.

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Forsaken (The Shadow Chronicles Book 3)

Forsaken by K.R. Fajardo


Jenni's rating: 5 of 5 stars


***I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.*** This series just keeps getting better and better. I’ve read my share of series and some just don’t have that flow to keep it running and keep it interesting. This particular series has that continuous flow. The characters have their continuous development as well as the world they live in. Despite the many characters, they do not get jumbled up in the story line, each has their own particular story to tell.

This particular book in the series, I would say is the most intense. You get more of a feel behind K’s past, the good, the bad, and the ugly. The trials of Jarod and Maya’s escape, how lives are at the Oasis, and the fight to find K is in this story.
It’s hard to give any more information without giving away any spoilers. The best I can tell you is that this, to me, is the best book in the series. You find out plenty of information that you may have been questioning since the first book came out.

This is a very well written series that keeps you on your toes. It keeps your imagination flowing and sucking you into their world. You can’t help to feel what they all feel. This is a really great read and I highly recommend this book as well as the whole series!

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Author Bio 

K.R. Fajardo (Kelli) is a married mother of 3 beautiful children who lives in deep in the piney woods of East Texas. She loves chocolate, Dr. Pepper, 80's music, and anything paranormal. Her favorite way to unwind after a long, hard day is to kick up her feet and immerse herself into the fantastical world of a good book. It is this passion for reading that eventually lead Kelli to pursue her longtime dream of writing and in 2013, after a year of hard work, she self-published her first book K The Awakening. The following year its sequel Linked was released by Anchor Group Publishing. Spurred on by the out pouring of support she has received from friends, family, and complete strangers, Kelli looks forward to continuing to share her fantastical stories with readers around the world.

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Review: Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #4 Author: Michelle Irwin @WriteOnShell





Title: Physis
Series: Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #4
Author: Michelle Irwin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2017



Blurb

Finding a new normal is never as easy as it seems.

Phoebe Reede has suffered unimaginable tortures at the hands of her captors. Now home and safe, she can’t let go of the things that happened to her. No amount of therapy or coaxing by her parents can draw her from her shell.

How can she learn to live again, when everything she loved about herself is gone?


**Due to strong language and sexual content not intended for anyone under the age of 18. Some books in this series contain content, including sexual assault and violence, that may trigger emotional distress in some readers.**


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Kat's


Physis (Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #4)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***

What can I say? Read this series, its well worth it, but beware its not all chocolates and roses, well the blurb says it all, so you can see it will be an emotional read...

Phoebe Reede has suffered unimaginable tortures at the hands of her captors. Now home and safe, she can’t let go of the things that happened to her. No amount of therapy or coaxing by her parents can draw her from her shell.

How can she learn to live again, when everything she loved about herself is gone?

Well, I am keeping this short... read and see for yourself.

So what can I say about this book, I read this book a few weeks ago when I was sent the book to review I dropped everything and started reading, and didn't stop.

Ms Irwin has proved she can write emotionally charged stuff, the feelings and emotions she has put down on paper are heart-wrenching, I felt Phoebe's pain, torment and frustrations.

The book quite rightly so is not a light tale, its dark, but there is hope, we should always have hope even in the darkest of hours.

I really can't wait for the next book, I know its going to be worth the wait.


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Physis (Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #4)Physis by Michelle Irwin
Jenni's rating: 5 of 5 stars

***I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.***

Holy Cow!! And there is another one after this??

I thought this would be the end of the series, I’m so glad I was wrong! This story picks up with the struggle to live a normal life after the terrible ordeal Phoebe went through. However, she is not the only one who’s learning how to continue on with life.

Her whole family is struggling as well as Beau and Angel. They all try to work together to make the process easier for Phoebe, however there are plenty of triggers along the way to makes forward motion sometimes impossible on a day by day basis. Beau has been in Australia for a little bit, living not that far from Phoebe and the family, more or less keeping an eye on her from a distance. It took a little bit for him to finally come face to face with his love. It all starts with a suggestion of her getting on the track again.
This essentially starts the roller coaster ride of healing. A love between family, best friend, and lover are put to the test. Emotions will fly high, relationships will be put through the test.

This is a very emotional and realistic read. You can’t help but to feel the emotional and physical struggles yourself. You can’t help but to wish you could reach into the book and help out yourself. This is as real as it gets.
Physis is written exceptionally well.
The whole series is phenomenal and I cannot wait till the next book in this series comes out.

I hope Beau and Phoebe will finally get what they both deserve.


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Author Bio

Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.



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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

★ ★ ★ Her Relentless Seal by Caitlyn O'Leary. Available for purchase on all platforms! @CailynOLearyNA ★ ★ ★


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ON THE RUN FOR HER LIFE 

 Small-town girl Evie Avery’s dream vacation has become her worst nightmare. Now she's on the run in a foreign country, and has no idea why.  

NO ROOM FOR ERROR

  Navy SEAL, Aiden O’Malley, had his reasons for turning his back on Evie all those months ago, but he hasn’t been able to get her out of his mind. She changed him, for better or worse. When he finds out she's missing, long-pent-up feelings come roaring to life, and he will stop at nothing to bring her home.  

A LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR

  Evie finds herself face-to-face with a man she vowed to forget. The flame she thought had burned out months ago suddenly ignites. Storming back to Tennessee, she is mad as hell when he follows her. Worse, she finds that the terror she’d experienced abroad, is still stalking her. Aiden hounds Evie’s every step as he tries to keep her alive, but she doesn’t care, it’s not his protection she wants. If she can’t have his heart, she wants him gone. As the enemy closes in, Aiden wonders if there enough of his battered soul to give to a woman who deserves the world.
 


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ON THE RUN FOR HER LIFE
Small-town girl Evie Avery’s dream vacation has become her worst nightmare. Now she’s on the run in a foreign country, and has no idea why.
NO ROOM FOR ERROR
Navy SEAL, Aiden O’Malley, had his reasons for turning his back on Evie all those months ago, but he hasn’t been able to get her out of his mind. She changed him, for better or worse. When he finds out she’s missing, long-pent-up feelings come roaring to life, and he will stop at nothing to bring her home.
A LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR
Evie finds herself face-to-face with a man she vowed to forget. The flame she thought had burned out months ago suddenly ignites. Storming back to Tennessee, she is mad as hell when he follows her. Worse, she finds that the terror she’d experienced abroad, is still stalking her. Aiden hounds Evie’s every step as he tries to keep her alive, but she doesn’t care, it’s not his protection she wants. If she can’t have his heart, she wants him gone. As the enemy closes in, Aiden wonders if there enough of his battered soul to give to a woman who deserves the world.
This is book 10 in the Midnight Delta series but can be read as a standalone.

★Review★

*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***
We were introduced to feisty Evie in Drakes book, and I liked her straight away, when Aiden was in charge of keeping her and her sisters safe, the attraction was there, but Aiden had skeletons in his closet that he needed to keep away from her.
Hurt at his resistance to continue what was burning between them, she went off with Jim and Blake overseas to get over him, but Jim brings out worse skeletons out of his cupboards that put Evie in the greatest of dangers and it’s up to Aiden and Drake and the team to get her back.
This is a fast-paced and thrilling story, I am seriously addicted to this series. I have bought the box set of 1-5 to catch up as I started on book 6.
Aiden has a lot to make up for, and Evie isn’t going to settle for half measures.
When the whole family is in danger the team do what they do best - Protect those they love and hold dear.
It was a great read from start to finish, and I look forward to many more adventures with Caitlyn O'Learys SEALS soon.

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Caitlyn O'Leary is an avid reader, and considers herself a fan first and an author second. She reads a wide variety of genres, but finds herself going back to happily-ever-afters. Getting a chance to write, after years in corporate America is a dream come true. She hopes that her stories provide the kind of entertainment and escape that she has found from some of her favorite authors. Her Series Include: THE FOUND: It's a bit Paranormal, a bit Sci-Fi and 100% Action/Adventure. The characters have special abilities, that make them targets. MIDNIGHT DELTA This is focused on a group of Navy Seals. What makes them special is their bond to one another, and the women they come to love. FATE HARBOR This is the series that started her career, it is a Menage Series that takes place in Fate Harbor Washington. It focuses on a tight knit community who live and love and care for one another. She loves to hear from her readers. caitlyn@caitlynoleary.com


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Monday, 24 April 2017

Review: Miss Lilys Lovely Ladies By Jackie French @Harpercollins @jackie_french_

It seems quite thought provoking that I finished this book on the eve of #anzacday.
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Blurb

Inspired by true events, this is the story of how society's 'lovely ladies' won a war.

Each year at secluded Shillings Hall, in the snow-crisped English countryside, the mysterious Miss Lily draws around her young women selected from Europe's royal and most influential families. Her girls are taught how to captivate a man - and find a potential husband - at a dinner, in a salon, or at a grouse shoot, and in ways that would surprise outsiders. For in 1914, persuading and charming men is the only true power a woman has.

Sophie Higgs is the daughter of Australia's king of corned beef and the only 'colonial' brought to Shillings Hall. Of all Miss Lily's lovely ladies, however, she is also the only one who suspects Miss Lily's true purpose.

As the chaos of war spreads, women across Europe shrug off etiquette. The lovely ladies and their less privileged sisters become the unacknowledged backbone of the war, creating hospitals, canteens and transport systems where bungling officials fail to cope. And when tens of thousands can die in a single day's battle, Sophie must use the skills Miss Lily taught her to prevent war's most devastating weapon yet.

But is Miss Lily heroine or traitor? And who, exactly, is she?

Review

This book is both riveting and also heartbreaking, as the author has really brought to life the characters and the situations that the people who had to live through #WW1.  #5stars!
I cried, I felt proud of Sophie's growth as she went from a young Colonial heiress to a woman who was brave and determined to do her best to help the victims of war.
Sophie has been sent away to England by her father who wanted more for her than just a catch for the penniless neighbour who saw only the fortune her father had made with his corned beef factories.
The "Corned Beef Princess" really found her place with the mysterious Miss Lily. 
one of my favourite quotes in the book was this one.
The past is never simple, and the future never clear. I learned years ago to live each second as it happens. Even the bad ones can have fragments of beauty at its edges - Sophie Higgs 1918.
This is good advise and I wrote it on a post-it as inspiration for when things get tough.
Four girls from different backgrounds come to learn from Miss Lily but by the end of their stay instead of parties and husbands, they have to face war and all the hardships it brings.

Good friends all of a sudden are considered enemies and good people are lost to sickness and war.
5stars doesn't seem enough somehow, this book had me thinking, wishing that we could learn from the gruesome events of not one but two world wars, but alas it seems the world still seems defiantly on a course of repeating itself.
It seems quite thought provoking that I finished this book on the eve of Anzac day. #misslilyslovelyladies was a riveting read and had me wanting to know more about the untold stories of the VADs, the voluntary aid detachments who had to become whatever was needed due to the lack of trained nurses, we get to see how life was for the women who farmed, manufactured and kept the countries moving. Ms French has created an unforgettable story, the publishers have created not only a beautiful cover, but it has the elegance of the era in its design too. I can’t wait to read the next in the series. 

#womenofww1 #neverforget #anzac #jackiefrench #5stars 💝📚 #beautiful #book #coverlove
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Author Bio

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator and was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014-2015 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a  Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors, and writes across all genres - from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction. 'Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Jenni's Review: Eternal Darkness (The Light Keepers Trilogy Book 2) by Bettina Melher @bettinamelher



There is something brewing in the town of Blackheath…something dark and ancient with the power to change the world forever.

Victoria knows that she should leave the past where it belongs—buried and forgotten—but her intuition tells her otherwise. She knows that there is more to her sister’s disappearance, and she can feel that her fight against the darkness is not over yet.

Victoria’s hunt for the truth leads her down deeper into the secrets and dangers of the world of magic. But with a new threat looming and an eternity of darkness waiting at the doorstep, she must prepare for her hardest challenge yet.

In this battle, failure is not an option.

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  Eternal Darkness (The Light Keepers Trilogy, #2)Eternal Darkness by Bettina Melher
Jenni's  rating: 5 of 5 stars

***Review has been gifted in exchange for my honest opinion and on behalf of Kats Book Promotions/ Katsindiebookblog.***

Oh how I impatiently waited for the second book in this series, and I was not disappointed! Victoria, now coming back from a little vacation, is still wanting to do everything she can do find her sister. But what if everything she thought of with the disappearance of her is wrong? Natalie has been gone, but who and how you will have to find out on your own! With more darkness looming around the corner, what are the sisters to do?
Will the sisters reunite and battle it together or will this be a separate battle? Can darkness be overcome yet again?
Bettina is an elegant writer and is very descriptive. You are definitely left with wanting more when the next book comes out and yet again I will be impatiently waiting!
So far this is turning out to be a great trilogy and I’ll be waiting on more in the future by this author!


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  Book 1 In the Dark of Light ~ Book 3 Shadow Whispers 
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Author Bio

I grew up in the outskirts of Vienna, Austria. I always loved to read and secretly wondered what life as a writer was like. It wasn’t until my late teens that I dreamed of writing a book myself and in 2012 I could no longer ignore that dream. Just over a year later my first novel was born.

Thinking the traditional publishing route was the only way to go, I spent weeks researching how to prepare my manuscript for submission to the big publishers. Then something wonderful happened – during my research I stumbled across the world of indie authors. I was excited about the fact that I could publish my novel all on my own. I learned everything I could find about indie publishing and prepared my first novel for the virtual bookshelves. Since then I have also published a collection of short stories, as well as my latest YA urban fantasy trilogy.

I enjoy reading and writing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers. I love everything to do with aliens, demons, the paranormal and the unexplained, ancient mysteries, and pretty much anything else that's strange or just out of the ordinary.

I live with my husband on the Gold Coast in Australia. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, going for long walks on the beach, or I’m busy untangling the many story ideas inside my head.


If you’d like to find out more about Bettina and her books, please visit her website (bettinamelher.com), or connect with her on Facebook (bettinamelherauthor) and Twitter (@bettinamelher).

Friday, 21 April 2017

Cover Reveal for The Curse by Margaret McHeyzer @MargaretMAuthor




Title: The Curse
Series: The Butterfly Effect #2
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Design: Book Cover by Design
Release Date: TBA



Blurb

It's been the butterfly effect.
I changed the course of my life because I warned a man.
I thought what I had was a gift, but it's quickly turning into my curse.
Now I realize I'm much more than a girl with an ability.
Because now... I'm becoming a weapon.






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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER OF UGLY AND MISTRUST
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I'm Margaret and I'm a self-published author.
Recently I was fortunate in obtaining New York Times best selling status on my YA/NA book - Ugly, and my YA book - Mistrust.

My last three books have been YA and I'm completely in love with the genre. I love being able to communicate with people through my words and stories.

My writing genres all differ, but the one thing I keep consistent is my heroines. All my female lead characters are strong, gutsy and not the 'perfect' woman. While my books all have romantic elements in them, they aren't just about the romance. They're about finding strength, acceptance and making life long connections.

I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have while writing them.



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