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Naomi by Mya O’Malley – Review by Jenni Bishop

NaomiNaomi by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Naomi is moving on with her life after her ordeal with Maggie and Ryan and things are looking good. She has the love of a wonderful man, Bryce and his beautiful daughter, Holly, but thanks to her gift it seems yet another ghost wants and demands her attention but this one is full of hate, rage and malice. The visions, the dreams, the thoughts are threatening her in more ways than one. Naomi realises that the only way to get rid of the malevolent being is to try to solve his mystery. Naomi is struggling, it seems like everything is racing out of control and she is losing it. But is she in danger of losing more than her mind? This ghost is really strong and he goes about trying to crush her hopes, her dreams, her future and her very life.

Bryce loves Naomi and would do anything to take away her pain but is finding it increasingly harder to do as she pushes him away. He realises he needs to be there for Naomi now more than ever and he is not willing to let go of the future that he has planned for himself, for his family. With Bryce’s love, support and help Naomi knows she is stronger and that they can get through anything even if it seems like all might be lost. In order to get through this Naomi will find herself questioning everyone and everything she thought she knew, including herself and the evidence brought to light.

Can Naomi withstand the torture of the mind games and physical threats she is enduring? Can she keep Bryce and his daughter, Holly safe? Will Bryce stand by Naomi or will this prove too much for him?

Mya O’Malley has once again written and woven together a great spell binding story. This book is a fantastic paranormal suspense mystery with loads of twists and turns that once again had me on the edge of my seat. This is a must read.

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Circles Within Circles (Prairie Magic, #1) by Cori Vidae – Review by Jenni Bishop

Circles Within Circles (Prairie Magic, #1)Circles Within Circles by Cori Vidae
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mary is alone on her farm out in the middle of nowhere, quite a ways from her neighbours. Her brother Michael and farm hand Pete, are away at war god knows where. Being alone she finds herself talking to the only creature around, her cat to keep from feeling so lonely. With time on hers hands she finds herself thinking about the rumors about her mother, in particular those of her mother being a witch. Nothing led her to believe those rumors were true.

When Mary sees the mirror in her bedroom ripple she reaches out thinking to feel the cold surface but what she feels and sees is unbelievable. She sees her twin brother Michael, Mary is not sure how because he is somewhere half a world away on a battlefield in France. After Mary connects with him through the mirror, they both realise that the rumors about their mother could be true, couldn’t they?

When Michael tells Mary he has a bad feeling of things to come, she listens and sets about trying to find ways to help him, to save him. Mary sets out to see if the rumors are true but what she finds is definitely more than she bargained for but without the help she has been offered, she is completely helpless. But what is the price she is willing to pay to save her brother, for the help she is offered?

For a short story I found it intriguing. If you like a quick read and like a little paranormal, then give it a go.

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Order of Vespers by Elyse Reyes – Review by Jenni Bishop

Order of VespersOrder of Vespers by Elyse Reyes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jasper Andrews has a special gift one which finds her on the wrong side of the law. A gift she has no control over. She is strong of will, sassy, quick to temper and she is extremely unpredictable. She is also a protagonist and lashes out at those around her. Jasper is having a week from hell. After being accused of blowing things up at school, having her parents decide it is safer to send her away to strangers, to starting a fire that causes her to lose everything and everyone she loves and holds dear, she is one the run. When she stumbles across a stranger who seems to know her but she doesn’t know him, she is forcefully taken off the streets but are they friend or foe? Is her gift really a gift or is it a curse? Is she really in danger, from herself, from something unknown or from those who seek to help?

Jasper finds herself amongst the Order of Vespers, people similar liker her who are trying to maintain the balance of good and evil, light and dark and peace. This has been their task since the beginning of time. Jasper must learn to master her gift to become all she can be, become more than they all know. But time is running out and what was once a safe haven is no more. Those that she now holds dear are at risk from those who seek to destroy.

Who is this group who are after her and other like her? Is Jasper all they thought she is and is she the answer to all their needs? Is she the balance between good and evil, light and dark?
Will they destroy her to become something more? How far will they go to take what they want? Who can she trust?

Jaspers world definitely has many twists and turns and everything is not what it seems. She often had me laughing with her humor and sarcasm but sad for all she had to endure. I enjoyed this book and know you will too. The cliffhanger leaves it open for the next installment, I hope.

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Saving Mercy (Fatal Truth #1) by Abbie Roads – Review by Jenni Bishop

Saving Mercy (Fatal Truth #1)Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cain Killion has a gift or is it a curse? He is able to connect with blood in a way no one else can. His connection to blood allows him to help authorities solve murders but at what cost to him? He has lived his life in the shadow of his father. A father who is pure evil. Cain is called to a murder to help investigate in only the way he can but what he sees at the crime scene brings his past slamming back to him. A past that no one should have ever had to witness but what he sees means he needs to talk to the one person he never wanted to see face to face, the one person who knows what it means. Cain is faced with saving her from one horror to another. He is the only one who can save her and he will stop at nothing to make that happen.

Mercy Ledger knows of the horrors, the terrors that Cain has seen. She knows because she has survived her own macabre massacre but one horror has been replaced by another. One she is not sure she will survive this time but is willing to do what it takes, so the one she loves will not suffer any further. She knows no one but them will understand because she is damaged but so is he.

Will Cain hurt one of the people he loves to save just to save another? Will he ever feel free from a past that he can never escape? Will Mercy make the ultimate sacrifice to save one man’s soul?

This book is dark, twisted and bloody but it will keep you riveted by the twists and unknown as the story unfolds. It is heart wrenching to read about two people so broken that you just want to scoop them up and make it all better.

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Chasing Kade (Thrill of the Chase, #1) by Anna Paige – Review by Jana Teppih

Chasing Kade (Thrill of the Chase, #1)Chasing Kade by Anna Paige
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chasing Kade is the first book in Anna Paige’s new Thrill of the Chase series. This is the first book I have read by the writer and I have to say that I really liked it and I am looking forward to the next book (hopefully I don’t have to wait too long!).
This is a Rock star romance book and in many ways the storyline is not really anything new BUT the way how the writer gets us invested in this glittery world, oh my, she has a way with words! The story is told from both Kade and Aubrey’s point of view which makes it easy to follow.
There is no heavy angst or drama or jealous exes lurking in the backstage so in that sense it is a bit different from your usual Rock star romance book! It is a beautiful story of two people struggling with their feelings for each other. What do you get when you have a moody hot Rock star and an independent beautiful woman, and yes, then there is also the hot twin brother of the Rock star who is ALSO a Rock star …You get humor, hot steamy sex, betrayal, brotherhood, family, acceptance, banter … I could just keep going! I giggled so much that when I was reading the book in the coffee shop I had to remind myself that I was in the public! It is a real page turner and in no way will you be disappointed if you like Rock star romances!

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