Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

outside the barrier - Forsaken (The Screamers #1) by Connie Ann Michael

"Although this isn't a genre I'd normally read I'm not hesitating in giving this five stars. This book has pushed my boundaries and opened my mind to different genres. I'm sitting here in shock that I read this so quickly. I'd seriously have bet money that I wouldn't be able to finish it. A great storyline [...] " - Philomena, Goodreads

face to face again - Second Destiny by Gloria Silk

"I really enjoy the way Gloria silk writes, she gives the reader all the emotions of a heart wrenching romance plus an in-depth understanding of what motivates the characters." - Hemda, Goodreads

drop the pretenses - Latte Girl by Katia Rose

"I was lucky enough to read Latte Girl by: Katia Rose && this little gem was awesome. While reading I thought wow, how adorable is this contemporary romance read so sweet light && hilarious, but then...... THEN!!! Hello naughty sexiness *insert fire image here. I so didn't see that coming." - Lisa, Goodreads

And time is(still) running out... - H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS by Natalie Wright

“The latest satisfying addition to the H.A.L.F. series has something for everyone: exciting action scenes; great love stories; fascinating new aliens; and relatable characters fighting to save the world and find their places in it.” ~Alyssa H., Red Adept

Friday, August 18, 2017

what is left for the future... Evolution Now by David Penny

The book starts from about 1600, when people accepted that life continued to arise “naturally,” and then moves to the pre-evolutionary concept of the fixity of species. 

How many lives will be lost? - Toxic Desire by Ellie Douglas

"This book was packed full of excitement and steamy scenes and murderous plots. Throughout the story is every type of chaotic events a reader would want, The pace of the story is in full force. Ellie’s writing is so engrossed with talent on creating each chapter of charters that just continued to build till the end." - JAnn Bowers, Goodreads

Never trust a man - Betrayed by Joy Spraycar

"Amazing Job!
The plot held my attention -- it was hard to put down." - Amazon

for a more valuable life - Gybe by Kristi M. Turner

"Great book. Well written." - Gayle
"I think there are great things in this author's future!
I absolutely love stories where the lead character has the opportunity to completely transform themselves from the person their circumstances taught them to be. " - Bobbie

The Devil's Assistant Series by H.D. Smith

"Finally!! After a wild adventure we get to see how it all ends!! So many questions to finally have answered!! And we get every single one answered!!!
I highly recommend this series to EVERYONE!! There's something for everyone even if you didn't know it's what you needed!!" - Charity, Goodreads

Book Tour Grand Finale for The Alaskan Catch (Northern Lights #1) by Beth Carpenter

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?
As Sam tells Dana, “You can paddle your own boat or you can throw up your hands and let the current carry you wherever it will.” Find your river and keep on paddling.Launch - Author Interview

Odds of survival: eh.... The Unlikeable Demon Hunter (Nava Katz #1) by Deborah Wilde

18+ "Snarky, sassy, sexy, action-packed fun for some and dread for others. This was the way to be introduced to the world of kick-azz demon hunters when you’re a girl with attitude and a huge bad boy crush. But then again maybe not the right group to be added to when following rules and being obedient are not quite your forte." - The Book Junkie, Goodreads

OUTREACH by Dariel Raye & CIMMERIAN SHADE boxset

"It is the first story I have read by Dariel Raye, and I am very impressed. She built the atmosphere of mystery and tension very well, and unveiled each piece of the puzzle in a way, that kept me on the edge of my seat. The story was fast paced, with a few twists and turns, and a couple of big surprises. Not knowing what Orlosian warriors were, that was a big one." - Kasia, Goodreads

Ding! Ding! Ching! Ting-a-ling-aling— Peculiar County by Stuart R. West

"This book was really good. The ghost story and secrets make for an intriguing mystery. The characters, especially Dibby, are very likable and I love her country manner and language. This book was a wild ride from start to finish. It was packed with action. This is the first book I have read by this author, but I really enjoyed it." - Boundless Book Reviews, Goodreads

There’s freedom in remembering. - Amnesty (Amnesia #2) by Cambria Hebert

"Plot- This Duet was one of the best Romantic Suspense that I have read this year...It is packed with super solid punches that come out of nowhere. It was gut-wrenching, emotional, full of suspense, so hott , and oh so sweet." - Liber_Lady, Goodreads

People would kill for her body. - Body Parts by Jessica Kapp

"My immediate thoughts upon finishing the book were; Loved it! Loved it!Loved it! I'd love for it to be the start of a series? Loved most of the characters and loved hating the others too! It does make you think where our present world is going as well as how drugs are tested." - Sandra, Goodreads

UNFILTERED by Leigh Lennon

I never will get my happy ending. With my past threatening to ruin the possibility of love in my future
Justine makes me see that a forever is in reach with her.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Not the usual psychological thriller... Bedfellows Series by Paul Casselle

"The action throughout the book kept me glued to it, and there were often times I was surprised by what happened next.
This is by no means a predictable book, so it is best to read the entire thing without trying to figure out what is going to happen. I makes for a edge of the seat read, and I even found myself holding my breath at times wondering what was going to happen." - Melba, Goodreads

attacked by those they protect - The Seeds of Dissolution by William C. Tracy

On a bright August day, the sun disappears.

The Dissolution is coming.

the price is her soul - Love, Death & Other Lies by Jerome Sparks

"Full of plot twists and suspense, and very well crafted. Nothing predictable about this story. "

untangling the web of lies - The Cases of Lieutenant DeLong by Angela Kay

"If you like the kind of mystery that takes you through some twists and turns, you will enjoy this story. I was even surprised by the ending, although there were a few clues along the way that led me to the killer. I would say it was an entertaining and satisfying novel to read." - Colleen, Goodreads

to find true love - Love in the Friend Zone by Molly E. Lee

"It's a unique set-up - fresh and fun and ripe with opportunities to tell more stories. I loved it! And - despite the fact that they literally made me throw my hands up in the air and roll my eyes at them more than once - I really really loved Braylen and Fynn. [t]he writing was engaging, the story was extremely entertaining, and despite the few times where I wanted to cover my eyes and hide - I enjoyed the crap out of it. I'm all-in for more! - Shelly, Goodreads

If they fail... The West Woods by Suzy Vadori

"The basic plot of the story is absolutely gripping and it teaches us to be careful what we wish for because sometimes, wishes do come true.[...]
The story is absolutely beautifully written with great characters and a fast paced and interesting plot. There's never a moment where you're bored while reading this." - about book #1  Pragati, Goodreads

her greatest fear - Uncanny by Sarah Fine

Cora should remember every detail about the night her stepsister, Hannah, fell down a flight of stairs to her death, especially since her Cerepin—a sophisticated brain-computer interface—may have recorded each horrifying moment. But when she awakens after that night, her memories gone, Cora is left with only questions—and dread of what the answers might mean.

the last word and the blackest hat - The Devil’s Revolver (The Devil’s Revolver #1) by V. S. McGrath

She is Hettie Alabama — unlikely, scarred, single-minded, and blood bound to a revolver forged by a demon.
A sweeping and high-stakes saga that gilds familiar Western adventure with powerful magic and panoramic fantasy, The Devil’s Revolver is the last word and the blackest hat in the Weird West.

pawns in a twisted game - SCANDAL'S CHILD by Pamela Gibson

"The mood in the book resembles a Gothic novel, brooding and mysterious. The reader knows there will be twists and turns and braces for them, yet they still surprise you when they happen. [...]
The author showed a great knowledge of the time era. Great detail was put into descriptions of clothing, manners, furnishings, etc., as well as language and word usage. I felt transported."
- Cathy, Goodreads

A barrel. A body. And a promise. - Entombed by Ruth Parker

"Wow talk about suspenseful and fast paced. No shortage of drama or danger. Well written with great characters and a strong storyline. A dark thriller with lots of mystery." - BP34, Goodreads

in the splash zone - Slasher Sam by Simon Petersen

"A blow-by-blow of a serial killers exploits
My goodness, this is a read! This is like a first-person blow-by-blow account of murders as they happen. [...] Fun times!" Cynthia, Amazon

I got a good body and a smart mind - Random on Tour: Las Vegas by Julia Kent

18++ "This book has a lot of funny in it, some very tender moments, some "oh boy" moments and some hell yeah moments! I didn't think that I could be surprised any more by these 3 but I honestly was! Julia Kent you have done it once again and I hope there will be more in this series as I look forward to reading them." - Pamela, Goodreads

a thin line between love and hate - Only For You (Unforgettable You #1) by Beverley Kendall

"This was an exceptional read. I thought that this was a complicated story and like that you had counter views of what was happening. I felt for Olivia because she doesn't deserve the treatment she received from Jake and others. Definitely will pick up more from this talented author." - Emily, Goodreads

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Brain Is Out of Control: Memoirs of a Doctor as a Patient by Patrick Mbaya

"My Brain Is Out Of Control is a fascinating and affecting memoir. But it's also a memoir of great clarity, charting both a medical and an emotional journey. I found it a valuable read. I hope also that the writing of it was a cathartic journey for Mbaya himself. Here's to his recovery!" - The Bookbag

one person knows where the killer is - The Church of the Holy Child by Patricia Hale

"A good mystery. I enjoyed this mystery. The plot was well done. Hale had me wondering who the murderer was right along with the detectives. She did a good job of revealing information about the murderer without giving away the identity. I like the characters of Cole and Callahan too. I look forward to seeing how they interact in future mysteries." - Joan, Goodreads

open hearts will find a way - Worth Waiting For (Heart of the South #1) by Wendy Qualls

A small town in the Deep South isn’t where most gay men would choose to go looking for love. But open hearts will find a way . . .

who can they trust? - The Chronicles of Midway Series by Kevin Fleming

"this book is super fast paced, action and emotion packed and the plot is so so good that it keeps one hooked from first page to last page and leaves you with so much sadness once the story gets over!! This book is so much awesome considering that it involves the past, present and future [...] The power packed action, the vibrant story and scenery description makes the story feel so real and just wonderful!!"- Vibha, Goodreads

all too real and dangerous - The Bow of Destiny (The Bow of Hart Saga #1) by P.H. Solomon

"Mister Solomon has crafted a story the likes of which we have not yet seen in our journey through indie published fantasy books. His characters are complex and fun, and while we read it, we feel as if we are witnessing something great; we will remember Athson for some time to come. "- Fantasia - via Amazon

Fate shall not be defied. - Twins by Kim Iverson Headlee

"The story is vivid, the imagines and emotions are flowing through the reader. It is not like watching a movie, but like you are there, in the thick of it. I saw, I heard and I wanted to step in."-
our review for The Challenge

finding her own place in the world - Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem

“Handbook for Mortals will soon become the new paranormal craze. I found myself more emotionally involved in the story than even Twilight. A riveting, original storyline, relatable characters, a love triangle of sorts, and just enough magick to ensnare you." - Skye, Goodreads

his greatest dream - Beautiful Mess (Beautiful Mess #1) by John Herrick

18+ "I loved everything about this book. The faded star still holding onto his dreams, the parallel of Marilyn and Nora and the personal growth of the characters, especially Del. To see him changing and choosing what path his life will take was emotional and powerful." - Laura, Goodreads

what really happened - Fallen Star by Allison Morse

“Readers who love a strong, independent heroine will automatically fall in love with this story.” Manhattan Book Review
“…Morse artfully submerges her readers into the intriguingly murky depths of her modern Gothic novel, Fallen Star.”Pacific Book Review

both our hearts are going to break - A Final Deal by Nadia Lee

18++ "Love it!

Start kicking criminal tail - Masked (Superheroes Undercover #1) by J.D. Wright

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

How far would you go - Blood Money (Lone Star Mobster #3) by Cynthia Rayne

"The story was well written and interesting the couple going from friends to lovers. A nice addition to the series" - Lin, Goodreads

an avant-garde dark fantasy - Holy by Abbie Krupnick

"Darn good storytelling
I love all fantasy but if there's anything I love above all it's contemporary fantasy with dark twists. "Holy" has got all that and more. It's a paradoxical book." - Cynthia, Amazon

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hell has arrived on earth. - Prepared by Courtney Konstantin

She thought she was prepared for the end of the world… until it actually came.
Hell has arrived on earth.
Escape Las Vegas. Get to the compound. Survive.

an impossible choice - The Tiger's Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember

"I have to admit that I had high expectations for this one ever since I heard about it, which was around the time that I had read Unicorn Tracks. In absolutely no ways did this one disappoint. In fact, it blew me away. The Tiger’s Watch was everything I was hoping for, with a genderfluid protagonist, found families, slowburn romance, and badass magic. And that’s not even going into Julia’s writing, which was beautiful." - Avery, Goodreads

what is cost? Devil's Run (Scandalous Miss Brightwells #3) by Beverley Oakley

A rigged horse race and a marriage offer riding on the outcome. When Miss Eliza Montrose unexpectedly becomes legal owner of the horse tipped to win the East Anglia Cup, her future is finally in her hands – but at what cost?

a war that never seems to end - Generation of the Last Hour by Rochele Rosa

In an underground city devoid of adults, fifteen-year-old Raquelle Granger holds the position of Council Member, and thousands of lives within City Ten rest in her hands. Unfortunately, she only has two years left until she’s supposed to join the adults on the frontlines in a war that never seems to end.

"terrifically entertaining" - Brainrush Series by Richard Bard

An "international thriller with soul." Features a broad cast of characters with kids playing significant roles. Ideal reading for fans of Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Dan Brown, Matthew Reilly, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Vince Flynn.

Creatures: A Limited Edition Collection of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

"I love when a group of authors get together and create a collection of shorts. This is a great opportunity for new readers to test out some authors and various different series. Not to be passed up! Each author has definitely brought their A game to this series.I had the great pleasure of reading many of the stories in this the set as advanced readers copies - I still preorder it - It really is a great collection of Fantasy and Paranormal and I want it all!" - Joyffree, Goodreads

Murder Is Academic & Murder Is Pathological by P.M. Carlson

"MURDER IS ACADEMIC treats violation of truth in tandem with assault and rape true violations of person, mind, and body–– and presents a cogent caesar for the inviolability both of persons and truth."–– The Armchair Detective
"P.M. Carlson's energetic and insightful novels are back in print — hallelujah!"–– Sara Paretsky

banished from the Garden of Eden - Sons of Twilight by Collette Jackson-Fink

"Sons of Twilight by Collette Jackson-Fink is an engaging paranormal romance story that is full twists, suspense and romance. This book moves at a quick pace so buckle up and settle in. " - Seraphia, Goodreas