Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn (Mindjack Trilogy, #1)

Open Minds
by Susan Kaye Quinn

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Mindjack Trilogy - Book 1
Publication Date: December 20, 2013
Publisher: Susan Kaye Quinn
Genre: YA Dystopian Fantasy
Print Length: 340 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf’s mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she’s dragged deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her.


Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy, #1)My Review:
Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
My Rating: 5 Stars

Looking for a futuristic YA dystopian adventure where the angst is low and the creativity is on full throttle? Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn follows one teen girl as she attempts to function as a zero (non-gifted) in a world filled with humans with the ability to read minds. Is she a late bloomer or is there more to her than meets the mind? “Readers” are accepted, but there are a few who can overpower them mentally, “Mindjackers,”who are considered dangerous and are herded into camps to control and experiment on them. The genetic family tree gave Kira powers far beyond any Jacker know before. With her life in danger, she is determined to save young “changelings” who are being used as lab rats. Her only hope is to overpower other Jackers and expose the government’s heinous actions. Will she succeed or will history repeat itself once again as the threat of mass genocide looms over those who are different?

Susan Kaye Quinn has poured her creative genius into this dystopian tale and never skipped a beat, regardless of how fast the pace was or how many twists she tossed in! Her main character, Kira is strong, well-developed and honorable, being deceitful or using her powers for anything but good just wasn’t part of her make up. As a role model, she gives off positive vibes, with brilliant reasoning powers.

Each scene in Ms. Quinn’s world is full of action, tension and so much realism that I couldn’t help but feel I was there, feeling what Kira felt, racing against time and the government to save innocent young souls. In a literary world full of amazing dystopian tales, Open Minds deserves to be right up at the top of the heap! That this is book one of a trilogy, makes it even more special! Ms. Quinn definitely has a hit here!


Alana Albertson's INVINCIBLE .99 Sale and Kindle Giveaway!

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Invincible
by Alana Albertson
Trident Code #1
Publication Date: March 9, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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Synopsis: I’ll be honest with you—I’m no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: Superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL. You’ve seen the movies—we’re infallible, invaluable, invincible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers … all I really wanted to do was get laid. One harmless fuck with an Aruban whore, no strings attached. I picked her out of a lineup—wild, dark hair, long legs and a crooked smile. After she sucked me off, I relaxed back onto the creaky, cum-stained cot, thankful for the blissful moments she gave me when I actually forgot for a second the faces of my buddies who died because I made the wrong call, the tears of the children I couldn’t save, and the eyes of the enemies I slaughtered during their last seconds of life. But before I left, her hazel eyes peered into my soul. She whispered in a distinct Californian accent, “My name is Annie Hamilton. I’m an American citizen. I was kidnapped on spring break five years ago. You’re my last hope. Please save me.” One desperate plea. This wasn’t a Hollywood blockbuster or a New York Times best-selling thriller. I knew this time there was no room for excuses, no margin for errors. I had one chance to put on the cape and be her hero. Publisher’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are a product of the author’s imagination. Locales and public names are sometimes used for atmospheric purposes. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, or to businesses, companies, events, institutions, or locales is completely coincidental. Expanded edition, with Annie's POV, 15,000 more words, new twist, more emotion. This is a full length novel, 60,000 words. New Adult Romantic Thriller. This book is intended for readers 18+.

About Alana Albertson

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Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of Americas’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

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Stone of Thieves by Diane J. Reed (Robbin Hearts #2)

Stone of Thieves
by Diane J. Reed

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Robbin' Hearts - Book 2
Publication Date: May 8, 2014
Publisher: Bandits Ranch Books, LLC
ISBN: 0984912983
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance | Coming of Age
Print Length: 240 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

The Stone of Thieves . . . for centuries its magnetic draw has twisted the hearts of ambitious men and women with the promise of power, passion, and intrigue until it fell into the hands of unlikely thieves Robin and her boyfriend Creek. But can they steal their destiny away from the curse that pursues this magnificent ruby heart? As the stone begins to spread its sorcery, Robin races to find her long-lost mother in Italy in the hopes of discovering the truth about her unique gypsy heritage and the ruby heart that is rumored to steal souls. Yet when the desire for this stone by powerful members of her family threatens their very lives, Creek decides to take matters into his own hands to protect Robin, his greatest treasure of all . . .

Stone of Thieves is a sensual, stand-alone new adult novel and the sequel to Robin in the Hood in the Robbin’ Hearts Series. Due to mature themes, readership is advised for ages 17+.


Stone of Thieves (Robbin' Hearts Series #2)My Review
Stone of Thieves by Diane J. Reed
My Rating: 5 Stars

After an amazing start with Robin in the Hood I knew there was no way I could miss Diane J. Reed’s second book in this series, Stone of Thieves, but could she deliver with the same fresh style? Not a problem! Robin has grown from a stereo-typical little rich girl to a young lady who has learned how to truly love and be loved by those around her. Instead of taking, she gives, and she believes in the unbelievable and how she may be the key to the impossible.

Stone of Thieves has grown up with Robin, no longer simply great YA reading, the quirky tone has changed, become more mature, and at times feels more New Adult than young adult, with a grittier edge as Robin and Creek head to Italy to uncover the truth about her mother and her heritage. Will she find the answers she seeks? Will she learn what became of her mother and finally meet the family she no longer knew she had or will those hidden in the shadows that chase her end her quest at the cost of her life? If Robin and Creek fail, what will happen to their “family” in Turtle Shores? The key lies in a beautiful red stone and the secrets it possesses. Will there be a fantasy ending or will evil win out?

Diane J. Reed has taken her writing to another level, colored her world with even more vivid strokes and added some dark edging that kept me mesmerized by each page. She has allowed her characters to mature, and followed their growth with a change of tone and sense of urgency that ramps up the pace to blistering at times. I found myself white-knuckling it through several scenes and near tears in a couple more. Looking for love, good vs evil, fact vs fantasy and the impossible becoming plausible? It’s all here in Stone of Thieves, a tale guaranteed to steal your heart.


Dana Michelle Burnett's The Soul of the Witch Release Day Spotlight & Giveaway

Seductive witches, murder, revenge, 
&
an ancient secret going back four centuries
 THE SOUL OF THE WITCH

By Dana Michelle Burnett

In a small Indiana town, alone in the dark, a man watches and waits...Waiting to see if the stories are true about The Soul of the Witch.

It begins with two girls, the very best of friends with an amazing psychic bond. As children they were lonely outsiders, but now as adults, Devan and Janesa’s powers are growing stronger and more difficult to control. When a mysterious stranger comes to town offering to tell them a dark and magical secret about their past, they are thrown into an old battle they didn’t start, but one that threatens to claim their very lives.

Jealousy and suspicion threaten their lifelong bond as they set out to solve the mystery of their past and their budding supernatural powers. The novel moves from past to present from the small town of New Albany, to nineteenth century England, to the witch hunts in Ireland, and back again. A complex tale of seduction and evil unfolds--starting on a fateful night in the sixteenth century because of a forbidden love and a curse . . . A curse meant to punish and torment throughout the following centuries.

Can they trust this stranger? Can they trust themselves as the dark secrets they learn threaten to tear them apart? Will the curse at last claim The Soul of the Witch?


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It was simple really, almost pathetically so, the way she and Janesa shifted the attention of the men in the bar over to themselves. They each finished their drinks in a single gulp and Devan felt that other her take over as she savored the burn in her throat.
One...Two...
Janesa tossed back her blond hair, “Ready?”
Three...
Devan nodded and they both turned and slid from their bar stools. They approached the table slowly, walking just to the left of it as if they were moving toward the dartboard. It was so planned, their casualness, walking just close enough to draw attention and yet far enough away that it seemed undeliberate.
Devan focused on matching Janesa’s stride, one foot at a time, slightly crossing over with each step, so that their hips swayed with almost a dancing suggestiveness. The walk that was part Marilyn Monroe and part innocent girl next door.
The men at Laura Martin’s table took the bait, leaning back in their chairs as the girls passed and inhaling as if trying to smell their perfume.
“Hey baby, don’t tell me you all are alone!”
And they take the bait...
Devan smiled to herself, turned and tilted her head to one side teasingly. “We are for now, you want to change that?”
Easily enough the men were snared; they abandoned the table of bachelorettes and stepped closer to the two girls, taking them in from head to toe.
When none of them replied to Devan’s question, Janesa also tilted her head to one side. Turning her sea green eyes on each one of them, she crossed her arms in mock frustration, “So, are you going to stare or are you going to talk?”
“Are you two alone or will we get our necks broke for speaking to you?” One of the men asked.
“Well, you’re talking now,” Devan whispered as she stepped up to one of them and ever so slowly and gently pushed a strand of his hair aside, letting her polished nails tickle his warm skin. “And your neck looks fine.”
He turned his eyes to Devan. His face was a mask of the dazed expression that she knew so well.
“I see you in here all the time. I’m Kyle.”
Janesa stepped closer to him as well, “We’re Devan and Janesa.”
“But who’s who?”
“You can sort that out later.” Devan replied, giving him the teasing smile that she was known for, an even flash of white teeth, not too broad, but more of a smirk.
Kyle smiled back at her, enjoying the flirtatious game. “You two are trouble if ever I’ve seen it.”
“And there ain’t nothing like getting into a little trouble is there?” Devan replied with a wink, loving the way his eyes widened.
He smiled at the two of them, “How is that the two of you are single?”
“You’re breaking the rule.” Devan warned, letting her hand glide over his shoulders as she circled him.
“What rule?”
Janesa leaned in to stroke his cheek and draw his attention to her, “Our one rule...Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies.”
Devan almost felt sorry for him the way he looked then. Couldn’t he see it was just a game? A little payback to the high school mean girl? Did he have to look like a little lamb going to slaughter?
As she watched, Janesa brushed her lips across his cheek. Devan saw the way his eyes closed and his breath caught. He believed it. He believed all of it.
What are we doing?
The kiss drew Laura Martin’s attention too. She elbowed her friends and then pointed to Janesa.
“Don’t you wonder where her mouth has been?”
 Janesa pushed the guy away and glared at Laura. For a moment, Devan thought for sure that Janesa was going to hit her. She saw Janesa’s hands clench into fists and the way she crossed the floor in two strides.
In the blink of an eye, Janesa was at the table, reaching across to grab two handfuls of Laura’s hair and pulling her over to her. Janesa brought her lips down to cover the girl’s mouth. The kiss was brief with pursed lips, almost like something out of a cartoon.
Janesa pushed the girl away when she was finished and wiped her mouth with the back of her hand.
“Think about that the next time you wonder where my mouth has been,” she hissed as she walked back toward the bar.
Devan followed her, but could not help but to look back at Laura, all red faced and panting, as she wiped her mouth again and again with napkins. Kyle looked after them with the expression of someone mentally composing his letter to Penthouse.
For just a moment, less than a single breath, she was jealous of Janesa and the scene she had caused. She wished she were the one that kissed Laura and shocked the room into silence.
She bit her tongue and went on to follow Janesa. Just as she passed the bachelorette’s table, she heard Laura’s voice.
“She’s just a skanky slut.” She whined as she continued to wipe at own mouth, “She always was and that’s what she’s always going to be.”
Wait...
Suddenly all she could think about was all the taunts from high school and every dirty look when they had passed in the hall.
Just who the hell does this bitch think she is...?
Devan stopped and spun on her heel, covering the distance to the table quickly. She slammed her hands down onto the table, making it rock precariously. She leaned down so that her face was only inches from Laura’s.
“That is the last time you are ever going to say another word about her,” she hissed. “Because I swear to God, next time I will fucking kill you.”
As Devan straightened, her hands slid back across the table and brushed over one of the many bridal magazines on the table. She couldn’t fight the juvenile urge to grab it and toss it into the air.
And then she stood frozen as it burst into flames...
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About the Author


Dana Michelle Burnett spent most of her life writing short stories and sharing them with family and friends. Over the years, her work was published in numerous commercial and literary magazines  including Just Labs, Mindprints: A Literary Journal, Foliate Oak, and many more.  Her short story John Lennon and the Chicken Holocaust was include in The Best of Foliate Oak 2006

Dana Michelle's Spiritus Series introduced the idea of a ghostly romance and became a Kindle bestselling series.  She's an avid reader of anything dark and romantic.  Dana Michelle lives in Southern Indiana with her dancing diva daughter and an assortment of pets. Dana Michelle loves connecting with her readers.


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The Spirit of the Wolf Release Day Launch!

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The Spirit of the Wolf
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
Genres: Historical, Romance
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Synopsis: The end of a curse hides behind a riddle—and the final clue in the heart of a woman.
The Lost Clan, Book 2 Grey Coyote stands on the knife edge of desperation. An ancient curse dooms his people to a half-life in the mists, neither living nor dead—unless he can solve a deceptively simple riddle. As time runs short, he’s sure the answer lies in beating a white trapper in a game of chance. Among the trapper’s possessions, though, is a prize he never expected. A golden-haired woman as beautiful, delicate and stubborn as a prairie rose. One moment Marietta Welsford is wondering how long it will take her hired guide to finish his game so she can hurry home to Rosemead, the English estate to which she hopes to lay claim. The next, she is abandoned with a man whose magnetism tugs at her body and soul, and makes her heart out-thunder the storm. With so little time to lift the enchantment, Grey Coyote at first views Marietta as a trickster-sent distraction. But as sure as the star that guides him, it soon becomes clear she is the clue that could ultimately free his people…and capture his heart. 



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Karen Kay
Author of seventeen American Indian Historical Romances, Karen Kay aka Gen Bailey, has been praised by reviewers and fans alike for bringing the Wild West alive for her readers. Karen Kay, whose great grandmother was a Choctaw Indian, is honored to be able to write about something so dear to her heart, the American Indian culture. “With the power of romance, I hope to bring about an awareness of the American Indian’s concept of honor, and what it meant to live as free men and free women. There are some things that should never be forgotten.”







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Monday, July 21, 2014

Robin in the Hood by Diane J. Reed (Robbin' Hearts #1)

Robin in the Hood
by Diane J. Reed

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Robbin' Hearts - Book 1
Publication Date: December 5, 2012
Publisher: Bandits Ranch Books, LLC
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 300 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

“Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?”
But she never dreamed she’d fall in love . . .

Wealthy high school student Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to bilking her work-a-holic dad for guilt money as a substitute for his genuine affection. Until one day he suffers a stroke at his law office, and she learns the brutal truth—
They’re broke.
Her stepmom has skipped the country.
And everyone from bankers to bookies has lined up in her dad’s hospital room to collect on the millions he’s racked up in debt.

Panicked and desperate, Robin figures she has two choices: either surrender to the pestering caseworker and live in a skanky foster home, or take a chance and sneak her dad out of the hospital to make a run for it. Little does she know that stealing a car and hitting the road means that before the day is through, she will rob her first bank.

Now an outlaw, Robin finds a backwoods trailer park to hide her dad from authorities where she encounters Creek, a bad-boy in crime who first steals her money and then steals her heart. The two of them embark on a round of increasingly dangerous heists to provide for their motley trailer park neighbors. But what Robin hadn’t counted on is the way these hardscrabble people begin to embrace her and become the first real family she’s ever known. And along the way, worldly-wise Creek teaches her how to develop a genuine relationship with her dad based on the hard truths of their lives instead of his past lies. As Robin and Creek’s criminal journey forces them to make gut-wrenching choices, they soon begin to discover that people are more precious than pocketbooks, and true love means opening your heart to the kinds of treasures money can’t buy.

Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1)My Review
Robin in the Hood by Diane J. Reed
My Rating: 5 Stars

Can an emotionally neglected, self-centered little rich girl find happiness and purpose among a ragtag community of misfits who live “off the grid” of the “normal” world? Get ready for a unique trip into a world filled with humor, quirky characters, loyalty, trust, love and more secrets than you can divine in a crystal ball. Robin in the Hood by Diane J. Reed is another sparkly gem in the world of books that took me by surprise from page one!

Robin is the clich├ęd little rich girl, from her elite credit cards to an exclusive boarding school, but what she needs is to feel loved. When her father’s carefully built empire comes crashing down and he suffers a stroke, suddenly they are on the run and all signs point toward Turtle Shores, a rundown trailer park filled with some of the most unique and crazy characters Robin has ever looked down her nose at. Then along comes Creek, a modern day Robin Hood who looks out for everyone in this unusual “family” and there is magic in their touch.

As Robin learns to recognize what “family” means and sees how this group watches out for each other, she morphs from a tightly closed, cocoon into a shimmering butterfly, spreading its wings to help those around her. But are there secrets to be unveiled that will further rock her world? Will she learn more about the mother she hardly knew? What about her father’s past? Who is she? What is her destiny?

Diane J. Reed has put her own magical stamp on this touching, yet fast-paced coming of age tale! If you don’t fall in love with the entire gang at Turtle Shores and the adventures and magic that permeates each page, you may need to check if you are breathing! Ms. Reed has set a high bar for herself to surpass with her sense of timing, her ability to bring her world to life and the overall feel of excitement and adventure that Robin in the Hood simply oozes from every well-planned twist. Need a fresh read that fills the need for romance, fantasy and good old-fashioned enjoyment? It’s all here!


Seasons by Mario Saincic

Seasons
by Mario Saincic

My rating: 5 stars Favorite

Publication Date: December 25, 2013
Publisher: Mario Saincic
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 269 pages
Available from: Amazon

Synopsis:

Jessica Baxter leaves the city of Ft. Worth behind and accepts an offer to work on a wine farm on the Italian island of Sardinia. Excited at the prospect, she doesn't expect to get stranded on her first day. Her life takes a peculiar turn when a British architect reluctantly offers to help.
Graeme Di Marco moved from the glamour of London in search of a peaceful life for his family. Soon after he arrives on the island, tragedy strikes and he ends up raising a high spirited six-year-old by himself. Not only is the guilt he carries for his wife's death all consuming, he now has to put up with an American that's full of sass.
Graeme and Jess battle to get along, but little do they know that his father and daughter are playing cupid behind the scenes. Nastassja, the little girl, sprinkles her magic and the two of them soon fall in love; but will the memory of his loss drive them apart?
Seasons is a story about finding love when you least expect it. Pain fades, but how long does it take for a tear to dry?


SeasonsMy Review
Seasons by Mario Saincic
My Rating: 5 StarsTrue Romance Lovers unite, tissues in hand, sighs of contentment at the ready, we are off to the island of Sardinia where a successful British architect and a strong American woman are set up to fall in love by and old man and a six-year-old pixie. Author Mario Saincic has created a masterpiece of emotion and atmosphere with his words in the style of an artist creating a masterpiece with their brush.
Graeme strived to give his young family beauty and love, moving to the quiet island of Sardinia. When fate stole his young wife from both himself and his young daughter, he created barriers around his heart, and wore a cloak of loneliness and guilt, never putting her memory to rest.

Jessica came to Sardinia to embrace the art of farming and there was something about an ad written by an older man on Sardinia that struck a chord with her. The perfect excuse to get away from a less than perfect life in the States for six months, Jess’ first day is less than stellar and her first meeting with Graeme is less than endearing. If not for his sprite of a daughter and the conniving ways of his father, that may have been the end of their involvement. Was the fear of intimacy and the guilt of letting go of memories going to always be a stumbling block to what was before their very eyes? When another tragedy strikes, Jess finally understands the feelings Graeme has carried for two years, but can she break through to his heart and release it from its bonds?

Seasons by Mario Saincic proves that love can come again, that with each season of life, there is something beautiful to grasp onto for the future and something beautiful to let go of from the past. From the first page, my heart was transported into each scene and moment within these heartfelt pages. This is a tale to be savored while relishing in its stark warmth, beauty and the magic of love.




A Beautiful Madness by Lee Thompson

A Beautiful Madness
by Lee Thompson

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: DarkFuse
ISBN: 9781940544298
Genre: Adult Suspense/Mystery/Thriller
Print Length: 282 pages
Available from: Amazon

Synopsis:

A Texas Senator and his wife go missing… On the same day, their son is slaughtered by an enigmatic killer on the lawn of ex-Governor Edward Wood’s residence. Sammy, Wood’s drug dealing son, suspects his father of the crime. After all, his old man snapped once before and crippled his wife with a lead pipe. But there’s something more to these events…something deeper and festering just beneath the surface…

In direct opposition to Homicide Detective Jim Thompson, Sammy begins an investigation of his own, searching for the truth in a labyrinth of lies, deception, depravity and violence that drags him deeper into darkness and mayhem with each step. And in doing so, brings them all into the sights of an elusive and horrifying killer who may not be what he seems.

A brutal killer on a rampage of carnage…a hardened detective on the brink…an antihero from the shadows…a terrifying mystery that could destroy them all…


A Beautiful MadnessMy Review
A Beautiful Madness by Lee Thompson
My Rating:  4 Stars

Violence and wasted lives, privilege, power games and the pressures they bring, sets the dark backdrop for A Beautiful Madness by Lee Thompson. Unlikely and questionable heroes, unsolved mysteries, senseless murders and an old ring all mesh together in a twisted collage of dark mystery, murder and intrigue in this riveting character-driven drama.

When a bloody and battered Senator’s son takes his dying breaths on the lawn of a disgraced former Texas governor, it is further discovered that the teen’s parents have both gone missing and the number one suspect is the former governor’s drug-dealing son. This won’t be the only murder to scar this family’s heart. Do the local police believe Sammy is guilty or are they inclined to believe he may be connected through his backstreet dealings and turf wars. Where is Sammy’s younger sister, who ran off to find freedom from the life she grew up in? A drug user who has always lived a privileged life,this young lady may set off a chain of events that started out as an act of rare kindness to a young Russian girl alone in the U.S.

As subplot after subplot, each filled with the potential to be a tale all on its own begins to roll by in a frenzied pace, Lee Thompson manages to keep this tale dark, cohesive and brings his characters to life in all of their questionable glory, in full detail. He doesn’t ask the reader to like his characters as he boldly fills them in, but I found myself looking beyond the outer shell into each character‘s soul, finding at least one redemptive quality in each. People will die, but did they deserve it? Will the killer be found or will he/she just walk away, into the sunset?

Lee Thompson had me captivated by his style and his tale.

I received this ARC edition from DarkFuse in exchange for my honest review.



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Kiera's Quest
Awakenings

By Kristy Brown

Book 1

Meet Kiera, a pretty, intelligent, and talented girl, brought up by her uncle, and abandoned by her parents. Life is as normal as she believes it to be, apart from the deep ache inside her,
telling her she’s different. For years, Kiera had dreams where she ventures into a different reality. She’s not alone; a presence is always there, keeping her safe, yet she feels vulnerable,
and hunted.

Zakk, Prince of Zantar, is under the Witch Queen’s spell as she tries to take over his world. He crosses paths with Kiera, and their fates are entwined.

As their journey unravels, she learns that she is not the only one affected by this prince. Who is on her side? Will she find out why she has been chosen? How can someone so young, defeat such evil? Will she find the strength to save the ones closest to her? Will this be Kiera’s only Quest?

Great for MG-TEEN readers.