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Hey guys, my OH Matthew has been in the hospital for the last 2 weeks, and while that might seem like a good way to read books, unfortunately I’ve been too busy chasing after everything (literally, he can’t really do much for himself ATM), so I haven’t been able to read much, and I have now published all the review I had in waiting. As such, reviews will be marked ‘Pending’ until I get time to read again.
Sorry to all those hoping for a review. I will post to Goodreads as soon as I have it for you.
Have a good night.
~Holly

July 20, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Relentless by Anna Wells – Review Pending

Blurb:

Michaela Prentice and Jordan Marsh’s friendship began in the worst of circumstances after she discovered his girlfriend in bed with her fiancé.   It had seemed only natural to spend time together as they got over their mutual breakups, but she soon realized Jordan wanted more than friendship.

Jordan Marsh knew the minute he met Michaela that he had to have her. Unfortunately she was already taken, but he wasn’t about to let her get away. When Jordan sets a goal he’s relentless until he gets what he wants, and what he wants is Michaela.

As they make the transition from friends to lovers, Jordan exposes a sensual side to his nature that Michaela didn’t know existed and can’t seem to resist.  However, Michaela quickly learns that Jordan isn’t the friend or lover she thought she knew. His world is filled with secrets and she soon finds herself caught up in his deceptions.  Is she facing another betrayal?

Warning: This book is funny, steamy and contains sex scenes with chocolate that some readers might find delicious.

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July 31, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Afterglow by Ute Carbone – Review Pending

Blurb:

India Othmar isn’t having a great year. Her husband of thirty-one years has left her for their son’s ex-girlfriend. Her grown children have moved home. Her best friend Eva seems determined to set her up with every oddball in their small Massachusetts town. And her most significant relationship these days is with Cherry Garcia.

But India is more resilient than she thinks. And though it will take a broken arm, a lawn littered with engine parts, some creative uses for shoes, and a scandalous love affair of her own, she learns, much to her surprise, that her life hasn’t ended with her marriage.

My Review:

Pending.

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July 29, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tainted Waters by Maggie Thom – Review Pending

Blurb:

He didn’t commit suicide but who’s going to believe her…

Frustrated at being fired from her latest job and overwhelmed by her consolatory family, Sam decides to move to the family’s cabin at the lake. A place she hasn’t been since her dad committed suicide there, twenty years before. Or did he? Snooping is something she’s good at but someone seems to be taking offense to her looking too closely at what has been happening at the lake. What she discovers is shocking. Now she must uncover what’s real and what’s not. All that she learned growing up, may be false.

Keegan, who has recently moved to the area to finish his latest book, is also trying to find out if his grandfather, who’d passed away ten years before, died of natural causes or was murdered? The descendants of the four families, who own the land around the lagoon, are dying off.

Since Sam and Keegan are the only ones questioning the deaths, they find themselves working together to seek the truth. Are people being murdered? Who would benefit from their deaths? Why would there be barricades and armed guards at the north end of the lake? To stay alive, Sam and Keegan must find the answers and convince others, before more people are killed… including them.

 

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July 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Dreams of the Dead by Jeremy Terry – Review Pending

Blurb:

The dead walk the streets of America. State and National government have collapsed. In the face of the end of all things, a group of young teenagers come together to fight against the hoards and find a way to survive in their new nightmarish world.

 

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Pending

 

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July 25, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Prescription for Delerium by Noree Cosper – Review Pending

Blurb:

Demons, werewolves, possessed bikers, madness spreading like a virus, and a revenge that has waited for over 500 years. What more could Gabby look for in a vacation spot?

Ninety years ago, Gabriella di Luca promised to protect the family of her dying lover. She failed to keep that promise.  She was too far away to stop the devil that murdered the eldest Van Helsing son. Years later, Gabby learns the devil has resurfaced. She arrives in Hampton, TX, determined to stop the devil before it can lay a bloody hand on the remaining three brothers.

However, madness is spreading through Hampton. She suspects the devil is using this madness to test a drug which has a side effect of demonic possession.  Gabby rushes to end the source of the madness only to fall victim to it. For a woman cursed with eternal life, dying is no threat. However, Gabby must stop the devil’s plot or risk losing her most precious possession: her mind.

 

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July 24, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Shifting Reality by Patty Jansen – Review

20140722-090209-32529306.jpgBlurb:
A few years ago, a military doctor walking the corridors of New Jakarta Station saved Melati’s life. She signed up for the International Space Force to pay back her moral debt to him. But her family thinks she has betrayed her people. It was ISF who forcefully removed their grandmothers and grandfathers from the crowded slums of Jakarta to work in interstellar space stations.

It is Melati’s job to teach six-year old construct soldiers, artificial humans grown in labs and activated with programmed minds. Her latest cohort has one student who claims that he is not a little boy, but a mindbase traveller whose swap partner took off with his body. It soon becomes clear that a lot of people are scouring the station for this fugitive, a scientist with dangerous knowledge.

The best place to hide in the station is amongst the many cultures and subcultures of the expat Indonesian B-sector. Looking for him brings Melati into direct conflict with her people. She does not want to be seen as one of the enemy, but if the scientist’s knowledge falls in the wrong hands, war will come to the station.

My Review:
This is a hard-SF book that draws you in and along. A good read for the days you’re stuck inside, or just good for wasting a bit of time while learning. I’m pretty sure I learned a bit about Indonesian culture from this book, despite the 250+ year future setting.

Well written, there were just a couple of grammatical errors, but the characters, setting and pace well made up for that. Lots of drama, action, intrigue and family to keep the ball rolling.

4/5

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July 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Exit Man by Greg Levin – Review

Blurb:

Suicide should come with a warning label: “Do not try this alone.”

If you truly need out and want the job done right, you should consider using an outside expert.

Like Eli.

Eli Edelmann never intended on making a living through mercy killing. After reluctantly taking over his family’s party supply store following his father’s death, he is approached by a terminally ill family friend who’s had enough. The friend, a retired policeman, has an intricate plan involving something Eli has ready access to – helium. Eli is initially shocked and repulsed by the proposal, but soon begins to soften his stance and, after much deliberation, eventually agrees to lend a hand.

It was supposed to be a one-time thing. How could Eli have known euthanasia was his true calling? And how long can he keep his daring underground “exit” operation going before the police or his volatile new girlfriend get wise?

 

My Review:

I love the dark by our in this book, the wit and intelligence of both the characters and the author a wonderful way to start the book (and keep the readers coming!). I seriously didn’t see the ending coming, despite having a good track record with these things.

Genuinely a wonderful and delightful way to spend a day, reading this book.

4/5

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July 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Camellia Resistance by AR Williams – Review Pending

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The Camellias is a trilogy set in the New Republic of America. It all starts with Willow Carlyle, a committed employee of the Ministry of Health.When she gives into temptation in the fall of 2044, she is completely unprepared for the consequences. Unemployed and isolated, Willow struggles to make sense of her sudden downfall. An encounter with a member of the Camellias, a resistance group living outside the bounds of Ministry-approved regulation, immerses her in a world she didn’t know existed.As Willow learns more about her personal history, she uncovers a secret that rocks the Ministry of Health to its core.

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July 19, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Haven by Celia Breslin – Review

Blurb:

San Francisco nightclub owner Carina Tranquilli works hard, plays hard, and never allows the death of her parents and her twelve-year memory gap to get her down. But her life takes a left turn when a witch attacks her on her twenty-fifth birthday.

Three hauntingly familiar vampires emerge to reveal she possesses a latent power. To protect her from their enemies, they admit to wiping her memories clean and abandoning her as a child, but now they need her help. As she struggles to evade her new protectors and even newer enemies, she meets Alexander, an enigmatic, undead musician. Insta-lust flares, leaving her wanting more.

With evil’s minions hounding her every move, and everything she thought she knew turned on its axis, Carina must harness her burgeoning power, unravel her vampire family’s web of deceit, and fight to have a love life… without getting killed in the process.

My Review:

What do you get when you cross childhood trauma, weird-ass family and some hot and sexy vamps? Haven. Haven is a dark and brooding twist of a journey, from a hangover-laced birthday party to a life-or-death fight that won’t leave a single cast member unchanged.

I loved Alexander, hunk that he is, and I wasn’t too sure about Rina. No matter what side he’s on, I’m not a real fan of Jonas. The twists were wonderful and kept me guessing, while I couldn’t help but be dragged on in the plot and characters’ lives.

4.5/5

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July 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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