Houses of Deception(The Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series Book 6) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Houses of Deception (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 6)Houses of Deception by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Houses of Deception
The Madeline Dawkins Series
Book 6
By Cynthia Hamilton
This is a full length Mystery Crime story. Read as Madeline and Mike weave themselves into this book. Two 20 something adults disappear without a trace. Dylan’s father lost his life in the last story, saving Madeline. Now Dylan has gone missing along with his girlfriend. It is up to Madeline and Mike to find them, along with another case that could be linked, or are they? I suggest you read the other 5 books in this growing series, to get to know how Madeline and Mike work.

Cynthia Hamilton has kept this series on track, a fast track that is. As usual she catches your interest on page one and believe me when I say, you are caught up in this story. I love her lead characters! Madeline and Mike keep this roller coaster series going. Many avenues will be traveled, but only the right one will bring this story to an end. Houses of Deception is part of a must read series! Well Done Cynthia Hamilton! Well Done!


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Boy on Hold by J.D. Spero – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Boy on HoldBoy on Hold by J.D. Spero
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Boy on Hold
A must – read psychological thriller
By J.D. Spero
This is a fully engrossing thriller. I could not put it down. This starts with elevated murder and the rollercoaster ride begins. Great story for YA and adults alike.
Little 7 year old Hen knows what really happened. But will the adults take the time to listen to him? As Tyler is saying nothing to prove his innocence, many people have thought of their own ideas as to the truth. Will Tyler find a way out of this trouble? Who really did this and Why? Take a chance with this thriller. It is sure to keep you reading.

J.D Spero is an excellent writer. I have read many of her books and have enjoyed each and everyone. This story will not disappoint! The characters hold the secrets and only the truth will prevail. I can hardly wait for book 2. I am sure it will be as intense as this o e. Well Done J.D. Spero! Well Done!


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A Cold Day In Hell (Life Is Hell Book 5)by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Cindy Mayberry

A Cold Day in Hell (Life is Hell #5)A Cold Day in Hell by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Cold Day In Hell
Life Is Hell
Book 5
By Naomi Valkyrie
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This is a full length addition to the Life is Hell series. I recommend you read this series in the order it is written. This series has it all, angels, paranormal, shifters, romance suspense and the family.

The story is wrapped around Hadassah and her time on probation. That is where family comes in. She is sent to earth for helping her brother Malakhi save a demon. If you could imagine being exiled from heaven? While on earth Hadassah tried to keep her head down and stay away from trouble. Keeping a dog shifter safe she discovers the art of love. So… Will Hadassah save the day and get back to paradise? Will she and Jezebel learn the meaning of love? Only reading the story will tell you.

Naomi Valkyrie has done it again. Each and every addition to this series gets better then the last. I really enjoy reading this author’s stories. She has brought her series to life. The characters feel like people we all know, everyday life has something new to share. Today I will encourage you to add this series to your TBR collection. It is well written and a real page turner. Once you start reading this book you won’t want to put it down. Well Done Naomi Valkyrie! Well Done!


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The Heart of Baker’s Bay by Danielle Jack’s – Review by Cindy Mayberry

The Heart of Baker BayThe Heart of Baker Bay by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Heart of Baker’s Bay
By Danielle Jack’s
This is a full length romantic novel.
Jody, such a lost soul. After she loses yet another job, she finds herself looking for a new job. During her search, she gets a call that her grandmother was hurt. The café needs help. After Jody tells them someone will be there, she finds herself going. With only one problem, she has no clue what she would be expected to do. Will this job be the right job for her?
Adam has always lived and loves Clover Bay. So when the high maintenance Jody arrives he finds himself questioning his first thoughts. But now he is starting to weaken and falling for Jody would be wrong. Wouldn’t it? How will these two work through their differences?

Danielle Jack’s has hit this romance out of the park. I found myself involved and committed to finishing this story. It is well written as well as fast paced. I was caught up in it after a couple of pages. Oh and I love Jody and Adam! The characters are just down to earth people, I could be friends with. Well worth the reading. Well Done Danielle Jacks! Well Done!

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Awakening (The Journals Trilogy Book 3) AUDIO BOOK by D.M. Earl – Review by Cindy Mayberry


The Journals Trilogy

Book 3


By D.M. Earl


This is a full length dark suspenseful romance. Due to the theme and contents of this story. I recommend only those over 18 should be reading this story.


Quinn has escaped her horrible past, with the help of Stone and his men. She is ready to move on, but something still lurks in the shadows. Could it be Walker again? Where is Stone and Walker?   Quinn must gather her strength to get her family safe, once again. Where is she safe? Will Quinn ever be safe again? This is not a nice romance.


D.M. Earl has written this powerful intense series. Everything Quinn has is a fight to keep. I hate to see this series end, but all good things must come to an end. I love each and every character in this series. I love the quick page turning rollercoaster ride. The emotions are out there and ready to greet you. I hope you love this series as much as I have. Well Done D.M. Earl! Well Done!

Taking Flight (Code of Honor Book 2 ) by Brooke May – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Taking FlightTaking Flight by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Taking Flight
Code of Honor
Book 2
By Brooke May
This is a full length novel, with those hot military men and the women in their lives.
Jody Meadows is everything her sister is not. Having an identical twin sister who is making it big in the music industry, is not as glamorous as one would think. Jody is just as talented as her sister, but not in the eyes of her family. It has come to the time of following her own dreams. Holt Preston is an Air Force Pilot. He is stuck on leave and just wants a good time out with his buddies. Maybe Find a one nighter and move on. Germany has the best beer and women so why not indulge? Only that is not what he found. Finding more than he has bargained for, Holt has much more to think about. Should Holt follow his heart? Could Jody finally break free from her sister and take flight? Only reading this story will answer those questions.

Brooke May is a new author for me, but sometimes you must give others a chance. Therefore Romance and Military is my new find. This story drew me in on page 1 and continued up till the end. Brooke has hit the nail on the head with this exciting romance. Holt and Jody could be the beginning to an amazing series. I am looking forward to reading more from Brooke May. Well Done Brooke May! Well Done!


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Unlikely In Love (A Parker Lake Novel Book 1) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Unlikely in Love (A Parker Lake Novel Book 1)Unlikely in Love by Olivia Sherwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unlikely In Love
A Parker Lake Novel Book 1
By Olivia Sherwood
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Full romance novel, filled with fun, laughter and a few tears to make it complete. Annabelle Cleaver is 27, loves her granny to the ends of the earth. When she was alone, it was granny to the rescue. Now she is listening to the lawyer tell her granny’s last will. Being the lady she is, she will follow the letter to the last hot pink detail. Just as her life is already a complete mess, in comes her high school crush. He has come looking for a job. Can she get her life back on track and help out the damaged veteran?
Wyatt Hallway has returned home from the service, a damaged soul. Life will never be the same, as he has seen and done some things that he feels are unforgivable. Yet on the other hand, he is making the best of what is left. He has a loving family, and a smart niece, that keeps him on his toes. After hearing a friend needs help on her farm, he offers to help. But life has unexpected roads to follow. Can he follow his dreams as well? Can he find love and heal from his nightmares? Only reading this book will tell.
Olivia Sherwood has written one of the best love stories. In my humble opinion. Her characters both have broken hearts. She has taken these two unlikely souls and brought them together. This page turner will keep your interest intrigued, and keep you turning those pages. This book has it all. It’s funny to the point of laughing out loud, and a struggle that will keep you on the edge. This is just a good Ole fashion love story. I love this author and her characters. Hope you do too!


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Untouched (The Cadence Duet Book one) AUDIO BOOK by Dakota Willink – Review by Cindy Mayberry


The Cadence Duet

Book 1


By Dakota Willink


This is a full length contemporary romance. Great story for your young adults, and the romantic readers.

Cadence Riley has focused her life around school and her job.  Camp Riley is owned by her parents, and a great place to work. She does not have time for relationships or boys. She works hard and stays out of trouble. Fitz Quinn is a spoiled brat, and the son of a rich politician. Sent to work at the camp by the courts. He comes with an attitude and the thought of all the girls he could get before returning home. What waits for him is not a choice, it’s a demand.  Can Cadence and Fitz stay away from each other? Will it be work as usual for Cadence? Can Fitz get through camp and return home, without compromising his heart?


Dakota Willink has taken a summer camp challenge and made it fun for all.  Her characters were fun and full of questions for the young readers. A coming of age romance. I really enjoyed this story and kept thinking of my granddaughters, they would enjoy this story as well. Just a pleasure for all to read. I am looking forward to reading book 2, where I am sure this story continues for Cadence. Well done Dakota Willink! Well Done! 


Lost Bastard ( Dark Sparrow Novel Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by India Kells – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Lost Bastard

A Dark Sparrow Novel


India Kells

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This is a full length novel. Set around MC’s, gangs, romance and family drama. The suspense will be your biggest reward. Not for those under 18 due to violence and adult themes.


Deva Landry has escaped her princess life, and her MC family as well. She has escaped an unwanted marriage, and now there is a price on her head. She must keep her head about her and keep low. Trouble comes when she is asked to take care of Aleksei, an underground fighter. That is where she could be in danger. Can she protect Aleksei as well as herself in this story? Will she survive the fight of her life?


India Kells you have done it again! Well wrote and loaded with twists and turns. Just when I felt it was safe to set the book down, you drop in chaos. So therefore I stayed up all night, with this page turner. I love the characters and admire the strength Deva holds. I can’t wait to start the next book in this series. Well Done India Kells! Well Done!! 

Kingdom of War (Kingdom Journals Volume 4) AUDIO BOOK by Tricia Copeland – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Kingdom of War

Kingdom Journals

Book 4


By Tricia Copeland 


This is a full length Paranormal fantasy. Readers of all ages will enjoy Kingdom of War. I feel the YA would really enjoy this action packed adventure. Paranormal at it’s best. 


This is Hunter’s story and the part he takes in the Trinity of Light. He is the leader of the teens as they search for the needed shards. As well as a coming of age fantasy.  Will Evil win over the Good? Will Hunter and the others find what they seek? Will they be on time?


Tricia Copeland is the author in this series. Her story is planned out perfectly. This was one fantastic rollercoaster of a ride. Fast paced and action packed. Great road trip audiobook for the whole family. This story’s characters are just who I pictured them to be, as I listened to the story. Strong women as well as strong men work together bringing this adventure to life. Well Done Tricia Copeland! Well Done! ! !