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Shadow’s Keep by Meghan O’Flynn – Review By Felicia Bates

Shadow's Keep: A NovelShadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep
Meghan O’Flynn
5 out of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep is not the first book I’ve read by this author and most certainly will not be my last. My genre of choice is a good thriller and let me just say Meghan O’Flynn has writing a good thriller down to a science!
The plot twists and turns were heart pounding and I can tell you with complete honesty I did not have this one figured out.
There is so much I want to say about this book yet I am completely speechless. If you like dark, twisted, suspenseful stories then this book, this author is for you. 5 stars for sure!
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The Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe – Review By Felicia Bates

The Memory of UsThe Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve been hooked on Lisa Sorbe’s writing since the first page of the first book in her Prairie Tales series. Needless to say when I saw a book I haven’t read written by her I pounced without giving it a second thought.

The Memory of Us has everything I have come
to love in Lisa Sorbe’s writing. The story itself is emotional without becoming too overpowering, it is real and raw. Elena is a strong, admirable character that makes the story unforgettable.

The Memory of Us was a book that hooked me
from the start and kept my interest to the very last
line. I am looking forward to more to come from Lisa Sorbe. This is definitely another 5 star read I would highly recommend to others.

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Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes By Various Authors – Review By Felicia Bates

Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance HeroesHeart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes by Nicole Morgan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes
Various Authors
4 out of 5 stars

For a while I would shy away from anthologies, there was something about a collection of shorter stories that didn’t sit right with me. Completely ridiculous thought process now that I stop to think about how anthologies have a little bit for everyone and it’s so easy to pick up and put down as you see fit.

Heart of Hunk is a great collection of stories that really vary enough to appeal to everyone. I was drawn to this particular collection because of Tamara Ferguson’s writing, it’s been something I’ve really enjoyed in the past.

Tamara Ferguson has a gift for crafting stories with characters that make you feel “at home”. They’re heartwarming and relatable with a Hallmark channel type feel to them. A Kiss Under a Blue Christmas Moon is a second chance romance that met every expectation I’ve come to have with Tamara Ferguson’s writing!

Foxxy Christmas by Allyson R. Abbott was my first read by this author but I will definitely be looking into more of her writing. The chemistry between the characters was fantastic and the storyline was fast paced but never rushed. I thoroughly enjoyed this story!

Heart of a Hunk was the perfect anthology to help me hold on to the Christmas season just a little bit longer! Definitely would recommend.

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The Crazy Yates by Kimberly Packard – Review By Felicia Bates

The Crazy YatesThe Crazy Yates by Kimberly Packard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Crazy Yates
Kimberly Packard
5 out of 5 stars

The Crazy Yates by Kimberly Packard is the perfect novella to curl up and read surrounding the holidays! Despite being short, the story packs a punch with great characters with depth. I really enjoyed Callie, the strong writing and emotion throughout the novella made me feel like she was one of my close friends. I would give this book 5 stars and encourage anyone to give it a go. It’s really a heartwarming read!
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Awakening of a Soul Keeper (Prequel to the Soul Keepers Series) by Brienne Dubh – Review By Felicia Bates

Awakening Of A Soul Keeper - Prequel to the Soul Keeper SeriesAwakening Of A Soul Keeper – Prequel to the Soul Keeper Series by Brienne Dubh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awakening of a Soul Keeper (Prequel to the Soul Keeper Series)
Brienne Dubh
5 out of 5 stars

I love a good vampire book but I’m also pretty particular about how I like my vampires to be written, I want a unique story that still stays true to your “typical” vampire tendencies. I thought that Brienne Dubh crafted a fantastic book that exceeded my expectations and I’m incredibly curious to see how this series plays out. I feel like like a prequel is so crucial to determining whether a series is “worth it” or not, especially with no prior knowledge of the author’s writing style. This was my first book I’ve read by Brienne Dubh and the fast paced storyline with strong, well built characters tells me it won’t be my last. This book leaves you needing more, not in the lacking sense but in the anticipatory sense!
5 stars for this book and definitely adding Brienne Dubh to my authors to watch out for list!

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The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2) by P.A. Wikoff – Review By Felicia Bates

The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story (Forgotten Woods Book 2)The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story by P.A. Wikoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Progeny Assassin: A Tarnished Lands Story
(Forgotten Woods Book 2)
P.A Wikoff
4 out of 5 stars

The Progeny Assassin is the second book of PA Wikoff’s Forgotten Woods series. While I don’t necessarily think you need to read the first book in the series to follow along with this book’s storyline, I enjoyed having read the first book prior.
The Progeny Assassin is one of those books that transports you to another time and place until the story is over. The description in PA Wikoff’s writing is impressive, it’s dark and captivating all at once. The characters in this book are as unique and exciting as is the twisting storyline!
I’ve always considered myself to be someone that wasn’t a fan of fantasy type reads but as of late I’ve really been exploring the genre more.
This book and really the Forgotten Woods series has truly captured my attention. I look forward to reading more from PA Wikoff.

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The Confectioner’s Truth (Confectioner Chronicles Book 3) by Claire Luana – Review By Felicia Bates

The Confectioner's Truth (Confectioner Chronicles Book 3)The Confectioner’s Truth by Claire Luana
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Confectioner’s Truth
Confectioner Chronicles Book 3
Claire Luana
4 out of 5 stars

As I likely mentioned in my reviews of the first two books in this trilogy, this series is meant to be read in sequential order. Each book ties in well with the storyline of the book before it, picking up where we left off.
I really enjoyed this series as a whole, I don’t read this genre too often but every now and then a book will catch my eye. The Confectioner’s Chronicles truly surpassed my expectations, I enjoyed the series from each cover to the conclusion. There was never a shortage of excitement, twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. Wren was a great character with depth and I enjoyed seeing the character progression throughout the series.
It’s difficult to share the aspects of this book I really enjoyed without running the risk of spoiling anything. That being said, I felt like the Confectioner’s Truth wrapped up the Chronicles very well and I wasn’t left disappointed. Claire Luana has crafted must read series for sure!

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The Confectioner’s Coup (Confectioner Chronicles Book 2) by Claire Luana – Review by Felicia Bates

The Confectioner's Coup (Confectioner Chronicles, #2)The Confectioner’s Coup by Claire Luana
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Confectioner’s Coup (Confection Chronicles Book 2)
Claire Luana
4 out of 5 stars

As if I wasn’t already invested in this series after the first book, The Confectioner’s Coup has me hooked and looking forward to reading more. I have really come to love Claire Luana’s style of writing, each story has so much to offer really making you feel every emotion. Not only is the storyline exciting and packed with twists and turns that kept me engaged from start to finish but the character development is also just as great. I have enjoyed learning more about Wren as the series progresses and seeing just what kind of chaos will find her next. As with the first book, The Confectioner’s Coup left me wanting more and anxious to see what is to come. Honestly looking forward to reading book number three of this unique, entertaining series.

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Degrees of Power by Via Mari – Review By Felicia Bates

Degrees of Power (Prestian Series, #4)Degrees of Power by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Degrees of Power (Prestian Series Book 4)
Via Mari
4 out of 5 stars
When I found out there were four books in Via Mari’s Prestian Series I was a bit skeptical. I feel like so many books are made into trilogies that provide you with “just enough” and that a fourth book may be “too much”. My preconceived notions were far from correct, I couldn’t get enough of Chase and Katarina.
I really enjoyed how each book picks up where the last left off with seamless continuation. Degrees of Power is no exception to this and I would recommend reading the series in order for that very reason.
Once again I am impressed with Via Mari’s ability to craft a story in not just one, but four installments that has a bit of everything. Romance, passion, drama, the list goes on. I feel like in a book series like this a relationship like Chase and Katarina’s that is constantly tried could have the potential to become redundant. This was never the case in this book or series in general. I was along for the ride through every bump, twist and curve in the plot. Overall this was a great addition to a great series. I am looking forward to reading more from Via Mari!

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It Ends Tonight (Bayou Devils MC Book 4) by A.M. Myers – Review By Felicia Bates

It Ends Tonight (Bayou Devils MC Book 4)It Ends Tonight by A.M. Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It Ends Tonight (Bayou Devils MC Book 4)
A.M. Myers
5 out of 5 stars

If you’re looking for a series that gets better with each book then A.M. Myers’ Bayou Devils MC Series is probably what you’re looking for. These books read well as standalone books but I would still recommend reading them all as they’re THAT good.
It Ends Tonight was a rollercoaster of emotion and surpassed all of my expectations. The connection between Lucas and Quinn is true but with every love story comes trials and tribulations. Once again A.M Myers had me on the edge of my seat wondering if we would see a happy ending and needing to know what was going to happen next.
Another great read from this author and series.

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