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Rebecca Steele Living the Dream (Rebecca Steele series Book 3) by Joanne Patterson – Review by Anantha Rusum

Rebecca Steele Living The Dream (The Rebecca Steele series Book 3)Rebecca Steele Living The Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in the series and I really loved it.
In this book Rebecca is happily married , her career is at an all time high and she leads a good life with her husband and step daughter.
However, nothing remains perfect. People from the past turn up and it makes the relationship between Rebecca and her husband difficult.
Her step daughter is stepping into her shoes with a penchant for singing and blooms into a confident little girl. Rebecca has to really fight with all her strength to hold on to the things and people who are dear to her life. It is a bitter sweet ending, but I did enjoy every bit of this fast paced love story.

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REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Anantha Rusum

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream is the second book in the Rebecca Steele series by Joanne Patterson. Finding the Dream is a very sweet romance with some touching moments. Rebecca finds herself in new circumstances and things around her are changing rapidly, except her best friend. She seems to be doing well in her career, but then life turns upside down . Major decisions have to be made, and well, the path isn’t straight. The characters are intense and well rounded. The plot is interesting. I overall enjoyed this sweet romance.

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ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons by Megan Mackie – Review by Anantha Rusum

ConQuest: The Art of Selling At ConsConQuest: The Art of Selling At Cons by Megan Mackie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“ConQuest: The Art of Selling at Cons,” by Megan Mackie is a very useful book which gives a lot of detailed information on how to successfully market and promote self-published works. I picked this book as I do intend to self publish my books and I was looking for guidance. I know of many first time authors who struggle to promote their books and end up paying tons of money to the retailers to place them in the stores. The checklist is very useful for the promotional events. Though she does center the book around a particular genre, I think the strategies could be applied across genres to market your book. Very useful book. Definitely recommended.

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Apocalypse Thoughts (The Pox Series Book 5) by Kendra Griffin – Review by Anantha Rusum

Apocalypse ThoughtsApocalypse Thoughts by Kendra Griffin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A book which strikes the chord in this pandemic times, Apocalypse Thoughts is centered around a girl Kella and how she encounters the pandemic which has taken over the world and save her dear ones.
A pandemic has made humans mutate into cannibals, and no one knows what caused this or how fast the mutation spreads.
Kella wants to save herself and her brother Huck from the pandemic. Both of them along with her cousin Jumper start hiking on the Appalachian trials armed with a very important information that can change everything. They must hike as fast as they can and stay ahead of the infected people, called the Hyenas. There are tons of things which could go wrong including shortage of food and water.
Kella keeps a running log of all the challenges she faces as they escape the Hyenas and try to stay ahead of the race and just live. This is a story of courage and bravery and we all can relate to this in our current Pandemic. The narrative is gripping and can be easily read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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Piasa (Legends Series Book 3) by Maggie Adams – Review by Anantha Rusum

Piasa (Legends, #3)Piasa by Maggie Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Piasa is the third book in The Legends series by Maggie Adams. It is an intriguing paranormal romance, between a shaman and a dragon shifter .

The book takes the readers into a fantasy world filled with shamans, sorceresses, vampires and dragon shifters.
The story is very creative and keeps you hooked on till the end . I liked this book and am looking forward to read more from this author .

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The Heart of a Hussar (The Winged Warrior Series Book 1) by Griffin Brady – Review by Anantha Rusum

The Heart of a Hussar (The Winged Warrior, #1)The Heart of a Hussar by Griffin Brady
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Historic Fiction allows the readers to be transported to the lands of distant past and learn a lot about the country, the traditions and the rituals.

Jacek Dabrowski is a lieutenant of the Hussars and is one of the finest warriors of Poland. He is well respected by his warriors and is one of the most sought after bachelor in Poland. But his jealous superior belittles him and is always on a look out to bring him down. Jacek has to work hard to gain his leadership in the army.

In one of his raids, he rescues an orphaned pair, one of them being a girl. The girl, Oliwia, blossoms from a fifteen-year-old war orphan to an eighteen-year-old woman who has always been in love with Jacek. Jacek does not realize his feelings towards Oliwia till the later part of the book. Will he stop his pursuit and let his heart flutter?
This is the first book of a duology, and the story ends with a cliffhanger . Looking forward to the second half. It is a very nice historic fiction I have read in a long long time !

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MURDER OFF ROUTE 82 (Eve Sawyer Mystery Book 3) by Jane Suen – Review by Anantha Rusum

Murder off Route 82 (Eve Sawyer Mystery, #3)Murder off Route 82 by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Murder Off Route 82 is the third book in the Eve Sawyer Mystery Series by Jane Suen.
The protagonist, Eve Sawyer who is a college student who is always on a lookout for a good story and ends up in danger. After solving a couple of mysteries, Eve is excited to start a fresh “normal” new school year. But along comes along a case of a missing girl and her boyfriend. And then the mystery begins, what is visible to the eye is never the truth and as Eve tries to unravel it, a huge twist awaits.
I have not read the first two books of this author, hence I missed all the background information and the character build up. The plot nevertheless is standalone and I enjoyed every bit of this book.

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Priscida Finds Greatness by Constance Mays – Review by Anantha Rusum

Priscida Finds Greatness: In Herself and in OthersPriscida Finds Greatness: In Herself and in Others by Constance Mays
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Priscida Finds Greatness: In Herself and In Others is a charming children’s story by Constance Mays. This wonderful story teaches about finding greatness in yourself and also in small things around you . Priscida is an alley cat , has a rough patch in her life, she is caught, then rescued by an animal shelter, lost and then found again. But through out this rough journey Priscida finds that love and kindness lead to great things and patience and perseverance are a key to the greater good. It is a wonderful book for children and I loved the illustrations. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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Strega – Magic: The Spirit Never Dies by Lynne Russell – Review by Anantha Rusum

Strega - Magic: The Spirit Never DiesStrega – Magic: The Spirit Never Dies by Lynne Russell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very interesting and a unique book, set in Italy in the 1600s , and talks about witchcraft, magic and reincarnation.A third year medical student is running away from her past and present to the modern Massachusetts where she begins to learn all about herself.In an eye opening journey, she begins to realize her powers and also of all the women in her previous generations. This book boasts of women power and encourages women to choose the path of their choice without any inhibitions. As I said earlier, it is a very unique book and a wonderful read.

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Whatever Tomorrow Brings (Embrace Tomorrow Duet Book 2) by Amy Argent – Review by Anantha Rusum

Whatever Tomorrow Brings (Embrace Tomorrow #2)Whatever Tomorrow Brings by Amy Argent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a very intense read, be ready to grab a box of tissues. The author does not flinch from giving a detailed picture of what it is to deal with Cancer and how the patients deal with it. Can two people in love beat the disease? The duo meet under the least expecting circumstances and their deep love and connection is beautiful. This book is an emotional roller coaster ride.

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