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Reviews Pending – Updated

Hey guys, sorry for the delay. Matt (the OH) has settled a little and i’ll be trying to get some reading done soon. I’m going to start reading back where I left off, so all future reviews I have yet to post for, you’re still in line, but the line has been delayed about a month (maybe more – surgery pending). As I said before, I’m still going to post reviews as I finish the reading, both here and on Goodreads, and Amazon if I find the time.

Thanks to everyone for their patience, i intend on getting the reading done ASAP, and reviews posted soon after.

If you would like to be emailed directly when your review goes up, please don’t hesitate to email me the title so I can get that to you ASAP after posting.

Have a good night, all.

Holly

9/8/14

July 20, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Crowdfunding a Comic

Hey guys, 

While Matt’s down-and-out, he’s decided it’s time for him to create one of his favourite things – a comic book – and he’s using one of my books to do it! So, if you have a spare $2-3 in the budget this month (or more, we’re not fussy), head over to the Kickstarter page and pledge.

What book are we converting? Blood Moon. We’re calling it “The Battle of the Blood Moon”, the book’s original title. Look, we even have a cover(ish): 

Cover Concept!

Cover Concept!

 

Two things to keep in mind though:

1. It’s in Australian Dollars which means my US friends will (at writing) only be paying 93c to every dollar they pledge. Make you feel good? You’re saving money AND helping us out!

2. If we don’t get the $2,500 we’re asking, you don’t pay anything at all. I can’t stress that enough. If we don’t hit our goal, we don’t get anything – meaning you don’t spend any money at all!

3. You can elect to receive stuff for pledging to us! Everything from a simple ‘thank you’ email, to copies of the comic, and even an appearance in one! If we get funded, you get the goods! How awesome is that?

So go on, what’s $2 worth to you? It could be the difference between getting this comic together…or not. Hitch a ride over and pledge. Make a little boy’s dreams come true.

August 26, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Mirror Mirror by Jeremy Terry – Review Pending

Blurb:

There is a darkness residing in the Pendelton family’s new dream home and it’s hungry for their souls…

My Review:

Pending

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

Stolen Dreams by Christine Amsden – Review

20564056Blurb:

Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood’s grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie’s father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.But things may not be precisely as they appear.

Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.

My Review:

A stunning ending to the series. Finally freed from her shell, Cassie is free to take on the world at large, with Evan by her side. I hate that this has to end, and that I have to say goodbye to the characters.

I’m going to stop there before I let go of any spoilers – but hell’s bells, you only read one series a year, go read this series!

5.5/5

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August 24, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Matt Archer: Redemption by Kendra C. Highley – Reviews Pending

Blurb:
“There’s more to me than you know…”

When Matt Archer’s sister, Mamie, said those words to him three years ago, he had no idea how prophetic they were, or what this would mean for his family.

Now, he knows. And it changes everything, bringing the war right to Matt’s doorstep.

In the epic conclusion to the Matt Archer series, the endgame is near. Betrayed by an enemy, the wielders have been called off the hunt by their own government, despite increasing reports of paranormal activity—and deaths—worldwide. Matt is forced to sit on the sidelines, knowing that proving monsters exist means revealing who—and what—he is. Soon the world will know his name…which will only make his job harder.

Matt’s only hope resides with a man he barely knows—his father. If Erik Archer can put together the final puzzle before the monsters do, maybe they’ll have a chance. Maybe.

Mystery, tragedy and the power of family combine as Matt races to win the war and save the people he loves. There’s just one thing he’s afraid of…

It might already be too late.

My Review:

 

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August 14, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blind Redemption by Violetta Rand – Review

Blurb:

The past is something he’d sooner forget…

Aaron McNally hates his past. Banished from his home for betrayal, he trades his tartan for a Norwegian title and sword to win back his honor.

She has a warrior’s heart…

It’s difficult for Kara Dalgaard to act like a lady, even when her father demands it. After the handsome Jarl Aaron McNally arrives at her home recruiting for the king’s army, she’s forced to participate in a cruel deception to humiliate him.

Drawn to his strength and passion, she quickly regrets what she’s done. But duty comes before happiness.

Aaron wants a second chance at life—and Kara is everything he’s dreamed of. But the past always has a way of catching up with you. Will Kara trust him or condemn him to a life of loneliness?

My Review:

 

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August 13, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Goddess Awakened by Cate Masters – Review Pending

Goddess-Awakened-LGBlurb:

With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.

A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.

Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late.

 

My Review:

 

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August 7, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off

Irradiated by S. Elliot Brandis – Review Pending

Blurb:

A man thrust a baby into Jade’s hands. It trembled in her arms. The man had a message: escape from the tunnels and never return, her parents were already dead. Jade had a sister; she was irradiated.

Thirteen years later, her sister, Pearl, is coming of age. Rows of sucker-caps line her arms and hands. Her skin is coral pink. Each night, her dreams fill with visions of violence, depression, and fear.

On the surface, people have grown wild and dangerous. They scavenge, fight, and steal. Below, in the tunnels, they’re controlled by a ruthless leader and an army of beings known only as Shadows. When both groups come searching for Pearl, sensing the power her dreams may hold, only Jade can stand in the way.

 

My Review:

Review Pending

 

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August 7, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off

“Top 10 Fantasy Worlds”: Stolen Dreams by Christine Amsden – Guest Post

Blurb:

Edward Sco20564056t and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.

When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood’s grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie’s father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.

But things may not be precisely as they appear.

Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.

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Amazon

Post:

10 Fantastical Worlds That No One’s Ever Heard Of

 

  1. Roach Haven: A possible future in which intelligent cockroaches have evolved, taken over the world, and manufactured a line of bug sprays to take care of the human pest problem.

 

  1. Randomness: A country where political representatives are chosen through a lottery system.

 

  1. Generosity: A universe where everyone helps others in need, even if it’s inconvenient.

 

  1. The Isle of Joy: An island where the residents are always happy … or else!

 

  1. Canineville: Another possible future in which dogs, having finally bested humanity’s only hope (cats) become the masters of their pet humans. It was a brilliant plan, patiently crafted over the course of centuries but accelerated when modern technology allowed them to vilify felines in popular cartoons and movies. But the real question is, will the dogs prevail over the cockroaches?

 

  1. Veracity: A planet where everyone must tell the truth at all times.

 

  1. Prevarication: An island on the planet Veracity which has rebelled against the world order. The people there will tell nothing but lies. They are an evil people who, I believe, are also responsible for exporting idiotic standardized test questions about blargs who always tell the truth and margs who always lie. Can you tell which person is a blarg and which is a marg?

 

  1. Reflection: A backwards realm on the other side of mirrors. Time travels in reverse there. That’s why your reflection always knows what you’re about to do … or why you always know what your reflection is about to do.

 

  1. Dustbunny: This land exists both within and behind nearly every computer on the planet … maybe even the one you’re sitting at right now. It is created when years of untouched dust accumulates, forms bunnies, and becomes sentient. I just took out such a colony last month and believe me – they fought back!

 

  1. Giant Spiders from Space: One last possible future in which a planet full of giant spiders is destroyed but one colony ship escapes. They come to earth in search of sanctuary, but will humans be able to overcome their prejudices and welcome their last hope against the cockroaches?

 

August 6, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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.

My Review:

 

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July 31, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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