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Untouched (The Cadence Duet Book One) AUDIO BOOK by Dakota Willink – Review by Heather Lovelace

Four stars

I really enjoy this author’s writing style and always connect emotionally to the story that unfolds. I felt that the narrators did a beautiful job bringing this book to life. I was immediately pulled in and didn’t want it to end. An excellent listen.

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

Four stars

Kells is an extremely skilled author, particularly when it comes to romantic suspense. This installment didn’t disappoint. And the narration was spot on. It took the action and emotion to a whole new level. Loved it.

The Halfling’s Court (A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale Book 1) by Danielle Ackley-McPhail – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Halfling's Court (A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale Book 1)The Halfling’s Court by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very interesting dive into the mashup of the far world and MC universe. I really liked how the author set up the story. It immediately grabbed my attention and provided me with an emotional touch point that kept me wondering how it would play into the events that would unfold. I enjoy this author’s writing and her unique spin on some classic themes. Very enjoyable read.

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Avenging Devil Part 1 (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #3) by Manda Mellett – Review by Heather Lovelace

Avenging Devil Part 1: Satan's Devils MC San DiegoAvenging Devil Part 1: Satan’s Devils MC San Diego by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Speechless. Just speechless. I don’t know how the author ties it. Makes me so mad to be left standing without the second piece of the story and loving her all the more for it. Emotional and raw, this book – no words. I’m going to be reading this over and over until Part Two arrives. Major book hangover!

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

Four stars

I enjoy this author and found myself transfixed as I listened to this book. It was emotional and I felt pulled into the story straight away. The narrator provided a real connection point and you could feel the emotional current through her tone. Enjoyed it.

Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen – Review by Heather Lovelace

Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short StoriesBeginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

These three short stories are jam packed with detail and will immediately grab your attention. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I opened his book but was so very pleased with what I encountered. Great detail and story development. A fast and enjoyable read. You will love every moment you spend in these tales and be left wanting to read more.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Heather Lovelace

Grave Digger AcademyGrave Digger Academy by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you enjoy an imagery feast filled with amazing characters and nonstop movement, you will never go wrong with King’s work. I always enjoy finding out what journey I will find in the pages of her works. Truly gifted, the author transported me into this fantasy world that I never could have imagined on my own. Loved every page.

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Tangled Roots (Witches of Willow Creek: Tangled Magic Series Book 1) by Denise D. Young – Review by Heather Lovelace

Tangled Roots (Tangled Magic, #1)Tangled Roots by Denise D. Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow. The first chapter was enough to hook me. What a fascinating tale that unfolded. I loved seeing the different dynamic between family and coven and how magic can be manipulated for both good and evil. I really enjoy the author’s writing style and how she developed the characters. It was a mesmerizing story that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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The Divine Devils (The Divine Devils Book 1) by R Weir – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Divine DevilsThe Divine Devils by R. Weir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An amazing book. I really don’t have adequate words to express how much I enjoyed the ride the author took me on. If you enjoy a crime laden thrill ride, run and grab a copy of this book. I know I am adding this author immediately to my must read list.

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Of Fire & Bone (Of Magic & Scales Book 3) by Natalina Reis – Review by Heather Lovelace

Of Fire and Bone (Of Magic & Scales, #3)Of Fire and Bone by Natalina Reis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reis as a witty way with words and this book is no exception. Somehow I missed the second book of this series – still trying to figure out how that happened – and I jumped into this third installment eagerly. I didn’t feel I was at a loss picking up where I did however I know there were plot points I didn’t appreciate as much having missed book two. That said this book was a fun romp with fantasy creatures and gods. I thoroughly enjoy the author’s storytelling and look forward to picking up the book I missed.

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Lake of Flowers (The Lord Hani Mysteries, book 5) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Heather Lovelace

Lake of Flowers (Lord Hani #5)Lake of Flowers by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Holmes continues this series in the way in which I expect – beautiful detailed history that comes to life in every page. If you are a fan of expertly written history, particularly ancient Egyptian lore, Holmes’s series is an immediate must read. Each story stands well on its own but for full enjoyment of character development I would recommend reading in series order. Another stellar work.

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Kingdom of War (Kingdom Journals Volume 4) AUDIO BOOK by Tricia Copeland – Review by Heather Lovelace

Four stars

I’m familiar with Copeland’s work and specifically this book. I enjoyed it on first read but thought the audio took it to an interesting level. I appreciated the narrator’s interpretation of the work and the depth provided to this fantasy. If you enjoy a well written fantasy, this book is one worthy of adding to your library in print and audio.

The Arsonist’s Handbook by L.A. Detwiler – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Arsonist's Handbook: A Gripping Psychological ThrillerThe Arsonist’s Handbook: A Gripping Psychological Thriller by L.A. Detwiler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy cow! This book – I couldn’t put it down. Detwiler does an amazing job crawling into the mind of the arsonist and drawing you in with her. I always enjoy when a thriller is written in first person; that is to say, when it is done well it is very effective. It forces the reader to experience the journey first hand. And boy did the author ever deliver a riveting read. I couldn’t put it down once I started. This is the perfect escape for thrill seekers. Loved every single page.

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Revenge (Least Likely Suspect Book 1) by Cooper McKenzie – Review by Heather Lovelace

Least Likely Suspect: RevengeLeast Likely Suspect: Revenge by Cooper McKenzie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow!!! I’m not sure I have the appropriate words to fully express the ride I was just taken on nor express the full scope of emotions I went through. As a mother, I was utterly shattered by the events that unfolded the choice that Sam was confronted with. Just an amazing rollercoaster of a book that shattered me in just a mind blowing way.

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Confessions of a Sophomore Prankster (Frat house confessions) by Danielle Jacks – Review by Heather Lovelace

Confessions of a Sophomore Prankster (Frat House Confessions, #6)Confessions of a Sophomore Prankster by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was everything I’ve come to expect from this author – great characters, smooth plot progression, and a quick delightful read. If you love a good opposites attract caper set against the ever colorful backdrop of college life, this one is PERFECT for you. You won’t regret picking it up, only that it ends at all. A delightful fun read with characters I hope to see again.

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Shield & Shade (Ascended Guardians Book 1) by Misty Hayes – Review by Heather Lovelace

Shield & ShadeShield & Shade by Misty Hayes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ok. I knew from the description that this book was right up my alley. But I was unprepared for the adventure that unfolded before me. Wow. What a book. Just full of detail and amazing characters. I loved how the story was set up. Couldn’t wait to find out how everything would come together and get answers to the questions set in the beginning. The author brilliantly provided a new world to dive into. My only complaint is that i have to wait for the next book. Wonderful.

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Stepping Stone (The Stone Series Volume 2) AUDIO BOOK by Dakota Willink – Review by Heather Lovelace

Four stars

I’m so glad I’ve found this author and series. Seriously addictive. I want to know how the story will continue. Just a great book made that much richer through excellent narration. Loved it.

Set In Stone (The Stone Series Volume 3) AUDIO BOOK by Dakota Willink – Review by Heather Lovelace

Four stars

I thoroughly enjoy Willink’s writing and the narration takes it to a wonderful new level. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series and look forward to reading and listening to more. Wonderful.

Turning Wheels (Satan’s Devils MC #1) by Manda Mellett – Review by Heather Lovelace

Turning Wheels (Satan's Devils MC, #1)Turning Wheels by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m not sure how Manda Mellett does it. Seriously. Every one of her books has at least five moments that just utterly brings me to my knees. In a wonderful way, please don’t misunderstand. And her brilliant series started here. Every page. Every character. You will connect quickly and not be able to let go. Buy the whole series STAT. Because once you start, you won’t want it to end.

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Beneath the Surface (A Gray Ghost Novel, book 3) AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Heather Lovelace

Four stars

McKinley does it again. I love her books and thoroughly enjoy the depth the audio adds. I thought the narrator did a beautiful job adding some emotional context to the story I was already familiar with. If you love a great story filled with romantic suspense, you will NEVER go wrong with a book (audio or print) by McKinley.

MORNIN THE SUPER BIRD – FINDS A WAY TO FIGHT EXTINCTION by JULES HEARTLY – Review by Heather Lovelace

Mornin The Super Bird : Mornin Finds a Way to Stop ExtinctionMornin The Super Bird : Mornin Finds a Way to Stop Extinction by Jules Heartly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fabulous and beautiful tale that is truly for all ages. I loved the story that the author lays before the reader and appreciated the detail on each page. The illustrations were beautiful and this book is the perfect addition to my library to share with my children.

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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Heather Lovelace

Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance)Moonlit Kiss by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! It just further solidifies for me the author’s status on my one click list. I love how she weaves her stories together and leaves the audience clamoring for more. More romance. More suspense. More… everything. From its beautiful cover to its gorgeous Italian setting, I devoured this book in one sitting. Contemporary romance lovers – buy this. Buy EVERYTHING from this author – IMMEDIATELY!

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Her Blackened Rose (The Blackened Series Book 3) by Isra Sravenheart – Review by Heather Lovelace

Her Blackened Rose (Blackened #3)Her Blackened Rose by Isra Sravenheart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The author continues weaving her tale that transfixed this reader from start to finish. This is not one I would recommend picking up without having read the rest of the series simply because the character development is best appreciated in full. It is a fascinating fantasy. It feels authentic and original. This book and series continue to explore the line between good and evil in a very interesting way. I enjoy this author’s work and hope to read more soon.

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WILD VAMP (JADED VAMP BOOK 2) AUDIO BOOK by L.D. WOSAR – Review by Heather Lovelace

Four stars

This author is new to me and having found the book I looked forward to seeing how it translated to audio. I thoroughly appreciated the depth the narrator brought to this work. I thought he did a fantastic job relaying the story. A thoroughly enjoyable addition to my library in print and audio.

Secure Decision (Chase Security Series Book 5) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Heather Lovelace

Secure Decision (Chase Security Series Book 5)Secure Decision by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The author continues to bring just the right amount of suspense and romance in this latest installment of this page turning series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone but does have characters that are discussed in more than one part of the series. But it does not keep the reader from following the plot or enjoying the book. Dunn kept me glued to my seat and I couldn’t put this quick read down until I had finished the whole thing. Just another fantastic book. Definitely recommend.

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Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon – Review by Heather Lovelace

Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs ParentLighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When is say that this book rings true, boy does it ever. My heart needed this book than I even realized. As a parent of a child with special needs I truly appreciated the perspective the author shared. To be reminder that you aren’t alone truly has so much value. This book is one that everyone should read. For perspective. For validation. Just truly wonderful.

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Ouroboros (Antipodes III) by T.S. Simons – Review by Heather Lovelace

Ouroboros (Antipodes #3)Ouroboros by T.S. Simons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve really enjoyed this series and the journey the author has taken us on. Simons does a fantastic job weaving this world together. I’m left at a loss for words and certainly don’t want to spoil the plot. But suffice it to say, the author has done another fantastic job continuing this tale. For greatest understand I would recommend that this be read in series order.

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Heart of Stone (The Stone Series Volume 1) AUDIO BOOK by Dakota Willink – Review by Heather Lovelace

Four stars

I really enjoy this author’s writing style and listening to the work takes it to a whole new level. Between the great storytelling to the talented narration, I really enjoyed the development of the characters and the story progression. Just extremely well written and well performed. I can’t wait to read/listen to more in the series.

WILD VAMP (JADED VAMP BOOK 2) by L.D. WOSAR – Review by Heather Lovelace

Wild Vamp: Jaded Vamp Series Book 2Wild Vamp: Jaded Vamp Series Book 2 by L.D. Wosar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I jumped into this book not knowing what I might find but wow – what a ride. I really enjoyed the fast pace and characters development. Lots to enjoy. If you love a good paranormal romance with lots of plot movement, immediately pick this up. Now I’m headed back to pick up the rest of the series. So good!

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Motherland (The Tom Grant Series Book 3) by Samantha Adair – Review by Heather Lovelace

Motherland (Tom Grant #3)Motherland by Samantha Adair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ok I am not sure how I haven’t picked up this author’s work before but it is absolutely going on my one click list. I jumped head first into the story and even though this wasn’t the first in the series I didn’t feel at a loss in the story or character development. The author does a fantastic job gripping the reader and pulling you right in. I loved this book and look forward to reading more in the series. Highly recommend.

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