Sure As Hell (Life Is Hell Book 4) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Karen Pearman

Sure As Hell (Life is Hell #4)Sure As Hell by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is apparently the fourth book in a series of books by this author. I have not read and of the previous books or any books by this author until I picked up this one. I enjoyed this book, but I really do wish I had decided to read the previous books before diving into this one. I feel like now I need to go back and read all three of those and then re-read this one again. There were certain relationships in the book that I was unfamiliar with and feel like having read the previous books would have helped with that. I will say that this book made me laugh, cry, feel anger and sadness and felt very realistic. The writing was great, and the author did a great job with describing everything in depth. Towards the end of the story, I was on the edge of my seat to know the outcome with which I wasn’t disappointed. This is a great read and one that I would highly recommend you checking out. But make sure to read them in order of the series to get a better understanding of the characters and relationships.

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My Sweet GI AUDIO BOOK by T.L Wainwright – Review by Bobbi Wagner

I enjoyed this WWII romance story.  This is my first audible by this author and narrator.  I enjoyed the tone of voice and how it would change a little with each character.  I found this to be easy to listen to which helped with my enjoyment.  This is a story about Teddy and Jenny.  When Teddy steps into the shop that Jenny works at, her life changes from that moment.  But war could be the end of a relationship before it really starts.  This was a sweet story and I truly enjoyed listening to it.  I highly recommend this audio.

Fake Fiancé (A Second Chance Office Romance) AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Karen Pearman

This was my first audiobook ever. And I loved it. I have always been concerned about listening to a story and not being able to connect with the characters, but I found that is not the case. This is a phenomenal book from this author. I think she did a really great job drawing me into the story and keeping me interested in the characters and what would happen to them in the end. I found this story relatable and very funny with some mystery and romance mixed in. I really hope that she has at least one additional book planned for these characters because I feel there is so much more that can be written about them. Also, the narrator was phenomenal, and I thought did a perfect job with inflection and tone of voice throughout this reading. I feel like I could have listened forever that was how enjoyable it was.

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Murder at Honeybee Lake (Shadow of a Doubt Book 2) by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Jenni Bishop

Murder at Honeybee Lake (Shadow of a Doubt, #2)Murder at Honeybee Lake by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars

Murder at Honeybee Lake (Shadow of a Doubt Book 2) by Jessica Aiken-Hall is a paranormal crime story. This gripping tale takes you on a tortuous journey that is full of mystery and intrigue and will have you on the edge of your seat. Jessica has very cleverly woven this tale of murder and mystery and mayhem that makes for a much compelling read. There are ghosts and deception, lies, and secrets and twists along the way make for a compelling read. Jessica is great at invoking emotions and the fear and tension are palpable. The intensity and the suspense of this tale will have you turning page after page with your heart in your throat.
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The Luminara Series: Box Set – Volume 1 (Lussuria – L’amore – Lucca’s Lust) by SJ Molloy – Review by Lizzie Chapman Gough

The Luminara Series: Box Set Volume 1: Lussuria - L'amore -Lucca's LustThe Luminara Series: Box Set Volume 1: Lussuria – L’amore -Lucca’s Lust by S.J. Molloy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you like super descriptive books with instant romance plotlines and a trauma filled background then this book is right up your alley. I, however, found this series very difficult at times to get through and I did take some breaks and keep coming back to it. I understand that this is supposed to be a tale of romance and lust however I found some parts of Lexi and Lucca’s romance unrealistic and at times cringey. This is down to personal preference however, and some may enjoy this style of writing.

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology by Arizona Tape, Laura Greenwood, Erin O’Kane, Louisa Line,RJ Truman, Carrie Austin-Malone, Paula Acton, Foreword by Alice La Roux
Genre – Romance, Fantasy, Contemporary
Tales of knights, dragons and curses are not just for children.
Join us as we get up close and personal with mythical creatures, magical moments and dashing quests for love as Indie Love presents The Myths & Legends Collection.
From Egyptian Gods to Arthurian legends, Robin Hood to Hades, there is something for everyone.
With 7 exclusive stories available for a limited time, are you ready for an epic romance?
Proceeds from this anthology will be donated to charity.


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My Lips Are Sealed (Sealed With a Kiss Book 1) by Carmen Richter

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My Lips Are Sealed (Sealed With a Kiss Book 1) by Carmen Richter
Genre – Coming of Age Romance, Contemporary Romance, Student/Teacher Romance
Page Count – 464 pages
Cover Designer – CPR Designs
At sixteen years old, I lost my first love, and it shook me to my core.
My parents thought taking me out of town for the summer would help me to move on, but I returned home the same way I left: a broken girl who was the last person to see her boyfriend alive.
The night before school started back up, I went to an open mic night and poured my heart and soul into a song I wrote for the boy who never made it home.
That night, I met Elijah, and we had an instant connection that I couldn’t ignore. For the first time in months, I felt alive again.
But the next day, Elijah walked into my drama class…as Mr. Larson, our new teacher.
How was I supposed to go back to the way things were when my whole life had been turned upside-down? And how was I supposed to stop myself from falling for the man who had brought me back to life?
Note: My Lips Are Sealed is the first book in the Sealed With a Kiss series, and the first book of Zoe’s trilogy, which must be read in order.


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Carmen Richter is an old soul. Her words are like theater, masterfully spun to bring all the feels, interspersed with music that makes your heart soar. She needs her coffee to make the words flow, and some of her best writing is done in a caffeine-induced haze at one in the morning. Carmen lives in Kansas City with her boyfriend, Brett, and their two fur babies, a bunny named Marty and a cat named Mal. In addition to writing, she also has two branches of a business that aims to provide quality services to independent authors at a reasonable price. CPR Editing deals with everything inside your book: editing, proofreading, and interior formatting. CPR Designs deals with, well, design: logos and branding, social media graphics, covers, and teasers.

Carmen loves interacting with her fans and will happily respond to all messages personally until she gets uber famous and gets a ton of them. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

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Apocalypse NOPE!! (Queerpocalypse) by Deidre Huesmann

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Apocalypse NOPE!! (Queerpocalypse) by Deidre Huesmann
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Genre – YA LGBTQ fantasy
Page Count – 272 pages

Creepy. Grudge Girl. Bigfoot. Also known as Ivy-Jean, a tall, gloomy teenager whose only friends are wild spiders. One day she commits a federal crime by opening her neighbor’s mail and summons War, one of the Four Horsepeople. Suddenly it’s her job to bring about the apocalypse.
In fact, she has no choice. End humanity, or the one person who cares about her will be sent to hell. To protect her mother, Ivy-Jean agrees to give the apocalypse her best shot. But plans unravel at horrifying speed when Pestilence usurps the high school debate team, War infiltrates the D&D club, Famine aspires to become a world-famous chef, and Death finds love for life in an unlikely place. If Ivy-Jean doesn’t correct their course, she’ll lose the horsepeople to the forces of good forever.


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A military brat who lucked out and grew up mostly in the Pacific Northwest, Deidre has been reading for as long as she can remember. In Christmas of 1998, her grandmother sent three books (out of order!) from the then-popular Night World series. Within the year, Deidre owned most of L.J. Smith’s works and couldn’t get enough. She wanted more YA, more vampires, more enthralling and dangerous romances. So, she figured, she’d write her own.

Now she’s is the author of the Modern Greek Myth trilogy, the Secrets of the Sequoia trilogy, and the Burning Britely LGBTQ+ duology.

Deidre identifies as a sapphic she/her.

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Ready for Flynn by by K. L. Shandwick is an emotionally intense start to what is sure to be a great trilogy.

Valerie is a 15 year old girl who has lived as much of a sheltered life as you can have with three older brothers. When one brother brings home a friend for the holidays, everything changes.

We follow the two on a great journey of young love, raging hormones, and most importantly, growth. With such an age difference between the two, we really get to see how their choices affect the other person, and how they grow and change through time. When Valerie turns 18, are they able to try for a love of their own, or will his lifestyle turn out to be too much for her to handle?

Review by Carly Vogler