One of my review partners read this book and reports that it is highly entertaining and even caused laughs out loud more than once. The information feels well researched and honest. What you learn here just might be important sometime down the road, and having read this book you will be more prepared. Some of the ideas presented seemed to grow from personal experience giving the book a more personal touch often lacking in other books with similar audience. We were provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced our opinion.
This is a fairly simplistic and familiar theme with a good foundation. The writing could use polish and editing. As is, the read feels choppy and unfinished. We like the characters enough to want to read through to find out how it all turns out. If you enjoy deep sappy stories you’ll enjoy this one if you are patient enough to read most of the book to get there. We decided this book is worth the third star even with the choppy feel because the characters feel like they have some depth and the plot strings are all tied up nicely by the end. We received an ARC in exchange for our honest review. This in no way influenced our opinion.
This is actually entertaining to read. Being a huge NASCAR fan I was excited to get to read this book. I’ve read other books with the same sort of audience as far as taking care of your car, but I enjoyed this one more because of the NASCAR connection. I believe this book would make a great gift, especially to someone who may not realize that you need to take car of things besides washing off the dirt and putting gas in the tank. I received and ARC is exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion, but having such a love for NASCAR did tempt me to rate it as five stars.
If you have any interest in James Brown and you like to read unveiled secrets then you’ll like this book. The writing is solid and the research seems well done and accurate. The stories are certainly entertaining. This book is best read as entertainment, not necessarily research, in my opinion. I was provided and ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
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Live:Rebellion: Paranormal Romance
In the time of Adam and Eve there was an Angel named Lucifer. He had deceived God’s newest creation and was banished from Heaven to serve in Hell.
Lucifer created many things himself, just as God had. The one that most terrifies man is the Incubi, a demon that comes down to prey on unsuspecting humans while they sleep.
The Elders were put in charge of the Incubi world. The Elders have strict rules. Go to Earth. Impregnate a woman in order to rule all of Earth, as it was Lucifer’s plan to take control over all that God had created both Heaven and Earth.
Many centuries ago, an Incubus was created. He did not believe in the old ways and fought against them. The Elders had rules for such times if an Incubi refused to do what they were created for.
The Incubi would be banished to Earth to live like all Earth creatures lived, in their form, as Incubi were shape-shifters. There was one rule when banished, the Incubi was forced to live their life alone. They were not allowed to love, marry, or have a family, although for the incubus, he could still impregnate a woman, and the succubus could become pregnant, but if she shifted, that child would be lost.
The day ‘Nate’ was created they say it was the beginning of the rebellion. After he was banished to Earth, many more followed, as they too did not believe in the old ways.
There was just one thing the Incubi Elders failed to think of. The hand of God created Lucifer, the hand of Lucifer created demons. Therefore, the Incubi were the work of God. If given the chance, they would serve God well.
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It’s Mardi Gras time in New Orleans. Attending a masquerade ball, wealthy fashion designer Caterine Doucette, dressed as a shimmering ice princess, has her cool façade shattered when she encounters Bayou-born ex-cop Remi Michaud, disguised as the darkly handsome pirate Jean Lafitte. Their true identities hidden, the princess and the pirate come together in an explosion of passion and desire. But when fantasy turns to cold reality, Caterine panics and disappears into the night, unaware this man will soon be sent to rescue her from a killer and will capture her heart.
Orphaned at a young age, Caterine grew up in the home of her beloved grandmother, Miss Dauphine Doucette. Despised by her Doucette relatives for the devotion she received from her grandmère, Caterine suffered years of envy and disdain. The young Caterine learned quickly how easily the love she had to give could be thrown back in her face.
After Miss Dauphine turns over ownership of the century-old fashion house, Ma Chérie, to Caterine, an attempt is made on her life, for there are those in the Doucette family who will stop at nothing to possess what they feel is their rightful inheritance.
Not knowing whom to trust, Caterine goes into hiding. Miss Dauphine, convinced someone in her own family is behind the attack, hires Remi, now working for a private security company, to track her down and unmask her would-be assassin.
Learning that the affluent Caterine Doucette is the beautiful princess he held in his arms at the ball, Remi is torn between his growing desire for her and painful memories of another rich socialite’s betrayal. Caterine finds herself falling in love with Remi, but old embedded pain leaves her afraid to open her heart.
Down in the Big Easy, Caterine and Remi must learn to trust one another if they are to survive in a world of family greed and ruthless revenge.
Debby Grahl lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David, and their cat, Tigger. When she’s not writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach, and having a glass of wine at sunset. Her favorite places to visit are the Cotswolds of England, Captiva Island in Florida, New Orleans, New York City, and her home state of Michigan. She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries, time travel, and of course, romance. Visually impaired since childhood by Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), she uses screen-reading software to research and write her books. Debby belongs to Romance Writers of America, Florida Romance Writers, Hearts Across History, and Lowcountry Romance Writers. Her first novel, The Silver Crescent, was released January 2014.
I found this read to be a mixed bag. The writing has a few hitches, oddly worded phrases, misuses of words and other technical issues. The plot is interesting with only a few flow issues. I see potential for a very well done story once the writing aspect is repaired. I believe this will fix the flow and character issues as they seem to be related to the writing and not other issues. I can see this becoming a popular YA book especially with the mythological threads. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
This is a fairly interesting book with a light blend of steampunk worked into the vampire tale. The writing is good with plenty of vivid descriptions that help the reader visualize the scenes. Langston does not hold back on the vampire violence, making this lean more towards the horror aspect than any sort of romantic tale. It starts out rather slow then turns a corner and takes off so don’t let the slow start turn you away. And no, these vampires do not sparkle. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
This book is not for everyone. Some will love it, others will not bother to finish it, and a few others will read it anyway and like parts of the story but not others. Personally I feel this is a well written and well told story with interesting characters. There is a bit of strange fantasy feel to the story that I have a difficult time wrapping my head around and accepting. This will not be an issue for everyone and is no fault of the author. I received and ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
365 Guide New York City: Drink. Eat. Save. Every Day of the Year. A Guide to New York City Restaurant Deals and Bar Specials by Monica DiNatale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you travel at all you know that when you go someplace you are not intimately familiar with you have no idea where to go when you are hungry. Which place is going to have the best food for the best price? If you are headed to New York this is the ideal book to keep with you. You’ve heard over and over how expensive New York is, but now you can eat out and not spend a fortune. Couple this with a great tourist book that takes you off the well beaten path and you’ll have the experience of your life. I like the layout of this book and the wealth of information packed between the covers. Well worth the purchase. I received and ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
We found this book to be enlightening and uplifting with practical real life examples to back up everything the author was telling the reader. Prayer does make a difference and even saves lives. We bring everything to God in prayer and believe firmly He will never place more than we can handle on our plates. No matter how difficult things seem there is always brightness in the future. This book reinforces our beliefs and makes a wonderful gift for those who might need the same. An ARC was provided by Chosen Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Review by Amanda & Family.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I found this little book appealing to all my senses, except taste of course. The feel of the book encourages physical contact. The text is easy to read in various types and levels of light. Reading verses out loud stimulates the body in various ways. The size is perfect, not too large and not too small. Each entry is brief while containing important and engaging material. This is especially perfect for the busy woman as it is also easy to place into a carry-bag or large purse. Several messages seemed to speak directly to my heart. I feel every woman will find certain pages that speak to them. This makes a perfect gift for a woman you know or for yourself. I received an ARC through Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another very well written book in the Six Kingdoms series, this being book two. Attention to detail with a well written and edited style make this a very difficult book to put down once you begin to read it. The characters are well fleshed out with flaws becoming to their personality. I especially like this sort of fantasy without all the frills and lace thrown in. The plot is intriguing and has great flow, pulling in the reader and keeping the pages turning. This has potential to be a five star read with just a few small additions such as a map and context or key for several words used in both books. I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
First off let me warn you, there are a few scenes that are very descriptive and may be too much for more sensitive readers. Aside from that this is a very well written book. I can’t believe I never read it before. The story is engaging with well handled flow and well kept threads of plot. The characters are well fleshed out with great flaws and depth. With a nicely drawn map and a key for some of the words this would earn a 5th star easily. I especially enjoy the level of detail in scenes such as battles. I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Life Strategies You Need to Navigate Today’s Challenges by Sophia A. Nelson
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I found this book rather short on actually delivering what the title indicates. Having powerful strategies would definitely be valuable, but this book only provides twenty basic common sense steps for someone stuck deep in their troubles and locked in their past with no clue how to move forward. The aim of the book is not what is contained inside. With proper aim and a more appropriate title would earn this book another star or two. I received an ARC through Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.