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Claimed (The Torzial Affair book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Felicia Bates

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Claimed (The Torzial Affair book 3)
Via Mari
4 out of 5 stars

After reading Via Mari’s Prestian Series, I was looking forward to reading the Torzial Affair series. Quickly I became hooked and if we are being honest, I enjoyed this series even more than the other!
Much like the other two books in the series, Claimed kept me engaged from start to finish while managing to keep me on the edge of my seat.
By now, chances are you’re aware that the Torzial Affair series moves along in chronological order and shouldn’t be read as a standalone but it’s worth mentioning just in case. Claimed is the final book in the trilogy and while many trilogies feel rushed by the end, this wasn’t the case here. Via Mari truly has a talent for crafting stories that are hot and steamy with an exciting storyline.

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Truck Stopped (Satan’s Devils MC #11) by Manda Mellett – Review by Felicia Bates

Truck StoppedTruck Stopped by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truck Stopped Satan’s Devils MC #11
Manda Mellett
5 out of 5 stars

I’m sure if we looked back on my reviews of this series I would have one or two exclaiming that particular book was my favorite but I’m pretty sure THIS was my favorite!
Truck Stopped is the 11th book in the Satan’s Devil MC series and the story between Truck and Allie. While I haven’t read all eleven books of the series, I’ve read many because I enjoy how lives from different installments are woven together. I think I loved this story because I was familiar with characters. This book was everything I have come to enjoy from Manda Mellett’s series, an engaging story with characters you can identify with. Though the books in the series don’t necessarily need to be read in order, this story gave me such a sense of familiarity. I am looking forward to see what Manda Mellett has in store for her readers next.

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The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana – Review by Felicia Bates

The Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery SeriesThe Confectioner Chronicles: The Complete Fantasy Mystery Series by Claire Luana
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Confectioner Chronicles : the Complete Fantasy Mystery Series
Claire Luana
4 out of 5 stars

If you find yourself even slightly interested in Claire Luana’s Confectioner Chronicles, I recommend doing yourself a favor and purchasing the box set.
Each installment of this series is fast paced and exciting with fun characters and fantastic imagery.
I would be surprised if you didn’t want to dive into the second book immediately after finishing the first. That being said, this isn’t a stand alone series, I would recommend reading each book in sequential order to get the most of the storyline.
I’ve read books by Claire Luana in the past so her name itself drew me to the Confectioner Chronicles but the unique plot and rich storyline is what kept me coming back. If you’re looking for a fun, magical adventure, I would definitely recommend this box set.

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A Divided Mind by M.Billiter – Review by Felicia Bates

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind
M. Billiter
⅘ stars

I didn’t quite know what I was getting into when I picked up A Divided Mind. I had been expecting a suspenseful thriller but this is a whole different genre. That being said, the story really delivered. This was a gripping story about family and mental illness unlike anything I’ve ever read before.
A Divided Mind had me feeling the words and imagining what the characters were experiencing. The story is really well written. I have not read anything by M. Billiter in the past but I would be curious to do so in the future.

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Monty and the Monster by Rhonda Smiley – Review by Felicia Bates

Monty and the MonsterMonty and the Monster by Rhonda Smiley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Monty and the Monster
By Rhonda Smiley
5 out of 5 stars

Monty and the Monster is the exact kind of book I would have loved when I was younger. I am looking forward to sharing this book with my children when they’re a bit older.
Monty and the Monster was creative fun from start to finish but not without holding meaning within the story line. Great book!

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Finding Ruth: A Daughter’s Quest to Discover Her Mother’s Past by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Felicia Bates

Finding RuthFinding Ruth by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finding Ruth
By Cynthia Hamilton
5 stars

I had not heard of Cynthia Hamilton before reading Finding Ruth, what a book to make a first impression. Cynthia took a diagnosis that is real and personal and crafted a memorable, heartwarming story.
I am having trouble finding the words to describe how this story made me feel. The detail was raw, emotional and real. I can’t even begin to imagine the emotion that was conjured up while writing the book.
Certainly a 5 star read, I am curious to read more from this Author.

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Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2) by Via Mari – Review by Felicia Bates

Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2)Undercover by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2)
Via Mari
4 out of 5 stars

How I could go from never reading a particular Author to becoming hooked on multiple series at once is beyond me, but Via Mari has me completely hooked.
With likable characters and intense passion, each book I read by this author impresses me through and through. I had a preconceived notion that steamy romances meant the storyline wouldn’t have depth or substance. Via Mari has shown me this couldn’t be further from the truth. Undercover has twists and turns that kept me interested from start to finish. Looking forward to reading more from Via Mari, as usual.

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Legacy of Luck (The Druid’s Brooch Series Book 3) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Felicia Bates

Legacy of Luck (Druid's Brooch #3)Legacy of Luck by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Legacy of Luck: Druid’s Brooch Series: #3
By Christy Nicholas
4 out of 5 stars

When I started the Druid’s Brooch series, I wasn’t sure to expect but now that I’ve finished book 3, it’s time I admit how much I’ve enjoyed it.
Each story can be read as a standalone and the more I read from this Author, the harder it is to pick a favorite.
Legacy of Luck had the imagery and authentic feel I’ve come to expect from the Druid’s Brooch series with a Fantasy element that proves to be fun and exciting.
I really enjoy the depth and character development in this book. There were characters you love and those you love to hate, yet somehow find yourself invested in just the same.
As always, looking forward to reading more from Christy Nicholas.

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Bound (The Torzial Affair Book 2) by Via Mari – Review by Felicia Bates

Bound (The Torzial Affair Book 2)Bound by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bound (The Torzial Affair)
Via Mari
⅘ stars

This is the second series I’ve read by Via Mari and she’s really outdone herself with this one! Bound had me drawn in from beginning to end with a great storyline and likeable, enjoyable characters. The twists, turns and intrigue this book had to offer kept the pages turning. I am really looking forward to seeing what more Via Mari has to offer!

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Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley – Review by Felicia Bates

Siren's Call: Cursed SeasSiren’s Call: Cursed Seas by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Siren’s Call: Cursed Seas
Amy McKinley
4 out of 5 stars

I was introduced to Amy McKinley’s writing through her Gray Ghost Series and I was addicted pretty quickly. When I saw this novel, I didn’t even hesitate long enough to read the synopsis, despite knowing it wouldn’t fall into my preferred psychological thriller or romantic suspense genres.
As I’ve come to expect, Siren’s Call was a fast paced story that had me hooked from beginning to end with strong, well developed characters. While I wouldn’t say this is my favorite book from this author, it still really signifies just how talented she is to have me hooked on her writing, despite the genre.
Siren’s Call was a vivid break from my day to day, I highly recommend it.

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