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“The clock is ticking and the sands of time are quickly spilling out for genetically altered brothers who were created to be the perfect killing machines. An implanted chip will explode in six weeks if these renegades on the run from their creator do find the one woman who they believe can safely...”
“The clock is ticking and the sands of time are quickly spilling out for genetically altered brothers who were created to be the perfect killing machines. An implanted chip will explode in six weeks if these renegades on the run from their creator do find the one woman who they believe can safely remove them. Matt Dean, the oldest and self-proclaimed protector of his brothers is on a mission to find this woman and force her to help them before it’s too late. When he arrived in the small town of Charmed, Idaho, he never expected to find a woman that would melt his cold heart the way Laney, a local bar owner has. Their chemistry is boiling hot! Two souls attracted, yet keeping secrets, guarding their hearts and refusing to admit what they feel. Meanwhile, Matt has a list of possible women who could be the doctor he is looking for. Murder seems to follow Matt’s every step, he is a prime suspect and time is growing short. When Laney is caught in the crosshairs of this killer, what can Matt do but try to keep this strong-willed and independent woman safe? What happens next is a shocker that will rock Matt back on his heels!
Rebecca Zanetti has an eye for creating a story that is detailed, well thought out and filled with characters that feel alive, flaws and all!
Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti , book two in the Sins Brothers series is like a locomotive barreling at you at full throttle! With amazingly well-developed characters, the romantic tension and a plot so full of subplots, this escape from reality is one of those books that you keep saying just one more page…just one more page…until its 3 AM and there are no more pages left! Well written, intense and definitely hot and steamy, I have to say, I loved it, although I admit, this did start me thinking on genetic engineering, both the good and the bad!
I received a copy of Sweet Revenge from Forever (Grand Central Publishing)in exchange for my honest review.
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Number of Pages: 384
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble”
“It’s said that we pay for the sins of our fathers, for Carrie, she is paying for the deal the town fathers made a millennia ago. As a child, her ability to read thoughts and see one's soul's intent became a bargaining chip between Lucifer and the short-sighted and selfish desires of the town...”
“It’s said that we pay for the sins of our fathers, for Carrie, she is paying for the deal the town fathers made a millennia ago. As a child, her ability to read thoughts and see one's soul's intent became a bargaining chip between Lucifer and the short-sighted and selfish desires of the town council. She unwillingly lost her soul and became immortal, at the price of the lives of people she loved. Fast forward to contemporary times, she is still burdened with guilt by this unwelcome “gift.” When the chance to redeem another pure soul from a foolish act done out of love arises, she is compelled to do whatever is necessary to save Sebastian from eternal damnation. Get ready for a few trips to Hell and back, a few wonderfacts regarding angels and demons and a very creative read that flows at an easy pace.
Oracle of Philadelphia by Elizabeth Corrigan, the first in her Earthbound Angels series takes the reader back through time and Carrie’s many names and lives as her gift brings her in contact with angels, demons, fallen angels, and the minions of Hell. I liked Carrie, she has been hurt by her past, but lives under the radar for the most part as a restaurant owner in Philadelphia. Her friends are few, but they are loyal immortals, one a most angelic angel, and one a demon who will have you laughing out loud at his antics, his banter and his eclectic diet! Bedlam, yep, that’s his name, deserves his own book, because under all of his antics, his love of chaos, he is a good demon and an awesome friend! Gabriel, the angel, is all light and love and I was sure Carrie should end up with one of these two characters…maybe she will!
Let’s not forget Lucifer, the only other being with Carrie’s power, and Michael, wow, never thought an angel could be such a jerk! Great story, great characters and a great foundation for this series! Not too dark, or edgy, Oracle of Philadelphia was a pleasant surprise with some great lines, great moments!
I received a copy from the author and her publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Series: Earthbound Angels, Book 1
Publication Date: March 20, 2013
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Genre: Urban Paranormal Fantasy
Number of Pages: 222
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble”
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“Katie O'Toole longs to escape her life: a father who drinks, a miserable mother, and an overcrowded farm where she seems to take the brunt of punishment and ridicule is almost too much to bear. She's finally packed a bag with plans to to run off to the city when the family farm is ransacked by...”
“Katie O'Toole longs to escape her life: a father who drinks, a miserable mother, and an overcrowded farm where she seems to take the brunt of punishment and ridicule is almost too much to bear. She's finally packed a bag with plans to to run off to the city when the family farm is ransacked by natives. Fortunately for Katie, two of the men seem to have established themselves as her protectors. Katie calls them Syawa and Hector and soon learns that she is part of a vision quest Syawa set off on over two years before. He calls her the Creature of Fire and Ice and believes she will bring a gift to his people. Katie agrees to accompany the men and the trio soon grows very close. But danger awaits them on their long quest and Katie worries that she may not be the person Syawa believes she is.
K.B. Laugheed's debut is a story of survival and love on the frontier but it's also a story of acceptance and understanding. Katie knows little of the world beyond Pennsylvania with the exception of the stories she's been told about the old country. Syawa and Hector, on the other hand, know little of the world beyond the other tribes of the Americas. Together they teach one another about the culture and histories of their people. I thought Laugheed admirably handled this aspect of the tale, outlining things like the difference in trade (and the understand of wealth), religion, and mythology wonderfully between the characters.
THE SPIRIT KEEPER is told from the perspective of Katie as she recounts their journey. In truth, by the time I reached the end of the tale I realized it was only half of her story and I did wonder if we'd see more of her tale to come. (Supposedly we will - in an interview with the author over on Qwillery, Laugheed noted that she is working on part two.) That said, THE SPIRIT KEEPER is a story in and of itself - I don't want to give the impression that this first cannot be read and enjoyed completely on its own, simply that returning to the story would be welcome indeed.
THE SPIRIT KEEPER is a quick read and one that's both exciting and - at times - a bit heartbreaking. I had a few teary moments while reading, I must admit. I definitely look forward to more from this author and these characters!”
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“Famed author Miriam Cross has been murdered but thus far there's been surprisingly little coverage. In fact, PI Delilah Percy Powers didn't even know of Miriam's death until the author's niece - a former Percy Powers client - hires her to look into it. It seems Miriam, who had a knack for rubbing...”
“Famed author Miriam Cross has been murdered but thus far there's been surprisingly little coverage. In fact, PI Delilah Percy Powers didn't even know of Miriam's death until the author's niece - a former Percy Powers client - hires her to look into it. It seems Miriam, who had a knack for rubbing people the wrong way with her books, had been living under an alias in the suburbs when she was brutally killed. The author's niece knows of no one who might have a motive but she's noticed something strange of late: lots of hang up calls and the sense that she and her sons are being followed. Delilah is concerned enough that she agrees to take the case and as they learn more about the mysterious Miriam Cross she and her team realize that the author was into some nasty business indeed.
This latest from Tyson - who also wrote KILLER IMAGE - is quite dark. You may recall that I did mention KILLER IMAGE was surprisingly darker than I'd expected, but even that didn't prepare me for THE SEDUCTION OF MIRIAM CROSS. I like dark so Tyson's latest was still on par with my personal taste but I like to give fair warning to readers out there who might have lighter preferences :)
Like KILLER IMAGE, THE SEDUCTION OF MIRIAM CROSS introduces a bevy of characters. Delilah runs a PI firm manned by three additional employees - Margot, a seventy-two-year-old former nun; Barb, a suburban mom who's married to a copy; and Natasha, a former working girl with a young son. All three offer up something different to the team and, as such, something different to the narrative. Delilah is forced to bring on a new hire as well, a former journalist and hacker named Matthew Anderson - or Anders.
The book starts light enough with Delilah turning down a case involving a former classmate and proposed entrapment of her husband. Tyson gives us a chance to settle in and get to know the Percy Powers ladies before getting down the dark and gritty parts of the Miriam Cross case. I rather liked the way it played out, all things considered. It did mean a slower development in the mystery but it also made the revelations about the case that much more unexpected. Tyson again did a great job of keeping me guessing until the very end.
Mystery fans, look out! Wendy Tyson should be on your radar if she isn't already.”
Dave H reviewed a book.
“"Let's All Kill Constance" by Ray Bradbury was a disappointment. I guess I'm just not into ghosts, spirits, fortune-teller gypsies. I still appreciate his brilliant wordsmithery but that's about all I liked in this somewhat senseless storyline that wandered all over the place. 2.5 stars!!”
“Like a quilted masterpiece, A Christmas to Remember is a carefully crafted collage that brings the essence of the holidays to print. Five authors, all writing a special Holiday short story, each with a unique style, come together with tales of love, happiness and sharing! Did I like one over the...”
“Like a quilted masterpiece, A Christmas to Remember is a carefully crafted collage that brings the essence of the holidays to print. Five authors, all writing a special Holiday short story, each with a unique style, come together with tales of love, happiness and sharing! Did I like one over the rest? Perhaps, but together this collection is the prefect “feel good” read! From bad boys enjoying a real family Christmas to the young mother widowed by war, there is a story that will resonate within your heart!
Jill Shavis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon and Marilyn Pappano also each shared a short note that spotlights their feelings and memories of the season.
Filled with romance, caring, sharing and healing, these short stories are a wonderful addition to any Holiday Reading list! So grab some quiet time, light a fire, relax and get ready to meet or re-visit book friends during the Holidays!
I received a review copy from Forever (Grand Central Publishing)in exchange for my honest review.
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Forever Yours
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Holiday Theme
Number of Pages: 224
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble”
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“Foot Soldier: Mark Rubinstein
The infantry of the army is the one branch where young men and women learn to fight in conditions that are dangerous entering terrains that are filled with booby traps, mines that could explode and hopefully are skillfully trained to engage, fight and defeat...”
“Foot Soldier: Mark Rubinstein
The infantry of the army is the one branch where young men and women learn to fight in conditions that are dangerous entering terrains that are filled with booby traps, mines that could explode and hopefully are skillfully trained to engage, fight and defeat an enemy that often is faceless until too late. Finding themselves within the jungles of Vietnam this story, The Foot Soldier, after reading it and hearing the voice of one young man named Costa and meeting those within his Battalion you will never come out the same as you enter the jungles of Vietnam and find your way along with Costa and his fellow soldiers to hopefully live another day while fighting a war that many say should not have been fought. A foot soldier endures what those higher up do not and as we learn more about his duties, we also meet Sergeant Davis and Lieutenant Johnson, Gonzo and many others who will help him in his journey but in different ways. From the start you realize that the main objective is survival at any cost and the end result might be killing innocent people even when unsure. This branch of the army and these young men who were drafted find themselves enduring training that is highly stressful, physical and often at the end of their tours they are never the same.
Open the short novella and read the 46 pages and you too will experience what Costa and so many did as you enter the jungles, go on their missions and fight for your life and hopefully survive. The fear that is instilled in this young man from the start as he begins his journey into the jungle as the “Point” man whose job it is to seek out the enemy and hopefully see them before they see you, learns from the start that one man running his battalion will risk the lives of his men while the other is there to teach and protect before anyone gets killed. As what they call a “cherry,” or novice or newbie he has to adjust to the humidity and the hot climate. But, when faced with a Lieutenant that is quite unstable you start to understand what happens when someone who’s sadistic puts young men in harms way. So many young men are faced with living in conditions that cause their minds to go, their vision to be blurred and their feelings numbed. How do you throw these young men into such situations, even today, for seek out the enemy, have the survival and safety of an entire battalion as his responsibility and hopefully be able to respond before it’s too late?
Feel the heat, the sting of the mosquitoes, the leeches stuck to your body parts and the indignities they endured trying to find the enemy, stay alert and yet often wandering around the same terrain or similar terrain on endless walks that seem to take them around in circles as if the jungle is playing mind games with each soldier hoping to trick them into falling into its hidden traps.
But, nothing is more compelling as hearing the voices of the soldiers going into a village hoping to get supplies and then hearing their Lieutenant’s orders, forced to debased and humiliate the innocent people there and having to destroy much of what they have because this man is paranoid and hateful. What he does when they leave the village will not endear you to him nor will you care if anyone decided to take him out of his misery. The heat is unbearable at times, their fatigues so worn they practically fell apart and the only reason they pray for more rations and food is to stay alive. Water is scarce, watching their every footstep could bring new dangers and leaving their trademark in their wake dangerous.
When faced with a moral decision and having to decide whether to follow an officer’s order, Costa looks long and hard within his soul and deep in his heart for deciding the direction to take. A search and patrol where houses, people and belongings are destroyed, trashed and searched looking for evidence of anything linking the villagers to the VC and finding any guns or weapons turned into a mêlée that will haunt readers forever. Author Mark Rubinstein takes us into the ville, allows us to understand the fear within the adults and the children as one man has lost track of time, space and reality and would change the course and direction for Bravo Company. Costa, who decided to leave Buffalo and not become a draft dodger, begins to understand the true meaning of friendship, brotherhood, trust and understanding as men of all races, backgrounds and economic classes come together to fight a war that destroyed so many, brought many back, turned some into shells while some were never and still are not the same. A father that is a steel worker and a mother who works in a school cafeteria this young man enters a world filled with hate, deceit, fear as skillfully and graphically described by our author. “ The days were so uniform, I lost track of how long we were in the bush, feeling dislocated, upended in the timelessness of the jungle.” Imagine feeling so numb, so disjointed and so disoriented as they all wandered through the jungle thinking they were passing the same “foliage formations again and again, as though we were meandering in circles,” says Costa. Join him, Davis, Rinaldi, Harding and the rest and find out who lives, who gets caught in the crossfire and the final fate of those in Bravo Company.
Fran Lewis: Reviewer
46 pages that will change your perspective on this war and understand more about what our soldiers both men and women are enduring today in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s dedicate this to those who gave their lives for us in the military and let’s remember those who came home.
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