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Accountability (Scope of Practice Book 3) by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Joanne Ellis

Accountability (Scope of Practice #3)Accountability by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in the series and where we meet Valerie Williamson and her past has finally caught up with her the time.
She has seen Dr Chad Ross, who she has not seen in two decades, and she now knows it’s time for him to be held accountable for what he did to her.

Valeries secrets are getting too much for her and she is literally at her breaking point, with the people she can trust getting smaller by the day. The Lawrenceville’s serial killer, The Executioner is still on her mind, so the question that will haunt her if he will spike again?

I have really enjoyed this series and has kept me hooked right front he very beginning, the writer has really brought these characters to life. Bringing twists and turns and very unpredictable at times. Would truly recommend.

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Road Tripped (Satan’s Devils MC Utah #1) by Manda Mellett – Review by Joanne Ellis

Road Tripped (Satan's Devils MC Utah #1)Road Tripped by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a story about one of the Satan’s Devils MC members, Road, who has a task to carry out that has been requested by the president of the group.
He had to make his way to Utah and look into other chapters, he had specific instructions to look into what goes on behind closed doors with the gang, making sure they are following the Satan’s Devil’s rules and regulations.

Road makes the journey with Drummer, and through this route, they did not know the mishaps that would happen along the way……

The twists and turns in this is brilliant.. This is really is an action packed ride but I find all the Stan’s Devils stores are a great read, the author really brings out a great story with each character.
Really enjoyed reading this and looking forward to reading more.

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Solstice Shadows: A VanOps Thriller by Avanti Centrae – Review by Joanne Ellis

Solstice Shadows (VanOps, #2)Solstice Shadows by Avanti Centrae
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series of the VanOps thriller, where we meet Maddy Marshall a software expert, who is faced with a task to decipher a code before extremists trigger a high tech apocalypse.
A Russian thief steals an ancient star chart, and Maddy along with her Boyfriend and twin, will then go on a hunt to find the treasure.

The story takes us on some fabulous locations, such as Mexico, the Middle East and the Philippians and in each we learn a puzzle , making things very cryptic, leading clues to each new place and as a reader, this is a brilliant way of getting us involved in the treasure hunt along with the characters. The atmosphere is built up brilliantly and the book is beautifully written.
The ancient history, combined with thriller, suspense and action is very well played out and would truly recommend.

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House Valdis Origins: Xenobia by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Joanne Ellis

House Valdis Origins: Xenobia (House Valdis, #0)House Valdis Origins: Xenobia by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Xenobia is raised in a society that treats women like cattle, so she does her best to keep herself, never bringing attention to herself and always obeying by the rules. She certainly doesn’t like to get attached to people.
Then she meets Urd, who becomes her best friend…. But they are then brought by a a man with very extreme sadistic tendencies.
Now, they both go on the run to find safety…….

I really enjoyed this book, full of adventure and a great paranormal story. The characters had me drawn in from the beginning, and with it being a short novel, I was just lost in the pages until the end.
I love paranormal books and this is definitely a great read. I am now going to read more by this author, as it has given me a taste for more.

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The Abduction of Sarah Tarbell: As Her Soul Remembers by Stuart Ledwith – Review by Joanne Ellis

The Abduction of Sarah Tarbell: As Her Soul RemembersThe Abduction of Sarah Tarbell: As Her Soul Remembers by Stuart Ledwith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a a story about Sarah, which follows her abduction by Mohawk Indians, and her 5 day trek to Lachine, Quebec and is a truly well written and detailed historical book.
Sarah was captured with her two of her younger brothers who were then adopted by the Mohawk families, which they then remained with them.
She learnt their language and even fell in love with her captor, before being sold to a wealthy French family.
Sarah then lived with the nuns of Lachine, and then she then became a healer for the Mohawks and other locals and travellers.

The story is told through her eyes and is you see her deepest, darkest emotions. The book is extremely captivating, you see all the obstacles that she had to overcome, the heartbreak, drama, adventures and travels that she went on. It had me gripped from the beginning, and it was a wonderful journey to go on. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Confidentiality (Scope of Practice Book 2) by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Joanne Ellis

ConfidentialityConfidentiality by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series from this author, where we once again meet Valerie Williamson, who is planning her wedding. After all, all she wants is a normal life, and her past still haunts her, but she is ready to revisit some of the people she thought she she would never be able to have in her life again.

Val also continues with her group where she forms a deeper connection with her group members and has a strong compulsion to safeguard them all.
However, there are a lot of lies and secrets that are getting out of control, with a serial killer on the loose.
Her fiancé Tim, is busy trying to find the one responsible for the murders . Although, Valerie is now wondering if the connection between the murders is more than a coincidence…..

I really enjoyed this book, and again loved how the author made this fast paced. It was full of action, was full of suspense and could not put it down as soon as I picked up the book. Would highly recommend.

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Dare Me (The Demonology Series Book One) by Felicity Brandon – Review by Joanne Ellis

Dare Me (Book One in the Demonology series)Dare Me by Felicity Brandon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dare me is a paranormal romance and book one in a demonology series and definitely my kind of book.
Sara is the main character. Art is her main love, which she lives for and her only salvation, but she lives in misery, she is lonely, with her boyfriend leaving her and nothing is going right for her.
Ralf is a demon from hell, who wanders the earth looking for mortals enslave. That is until Sara catches his eye. After watching her for months, he will makes his presence know to her.

The demon wants her, but he wants her to give herself to him willingly. Raif takes control of Sara and promises to make her life better, giving her everything her life desires, all she has to do is surrender to him.
He shows her a side of herself she was not aware of. But can she give herself to him completely? Will they work?Read to find out more.

I absolutely loved this boob and the author did an amazing job with the characters. I love this type of genre, and this was a brilliant storyline. It is also very steamy. Already looking forward to book 2.

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Golden Void (Black Blade Book 3) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Joanne Ellis

Golden VoidGolden Void by Alexander Charalambides
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the third instalment of this tale, we see teenager Megan take on an insidious serial killer who targets wizards in a magic, mystery and murder mystery.

It seems like history is repeating itself , when a twist of fate force Megan and a newly adopted teen, a cocky athlete Tyson, it seems like history is repeating itself.

Conscripted into her second mystical quest involving enchanted swords of legend, Megan’s charged with keeping Tyson’s rebellious attitude under control long enough for them to reach their subterranean goal. But when an army of inhuman cultists and the machinations of a bloodthirsty, insidious serial killer of the wizards threaten them all, Megan comes into conflict with the fears that set her down this path to adventure.

Megan is forced to wonder, who is her real enemy, with these monsters at her heels, she is choosing between her yearning for deeper meaning and a better life and the powerful personalities around, that threaten to dominate her life.

Another wonderful read in the series, draws you in right from the beginning and the magic and mystery is enchanting. The characters jump out from the book, bringing the story to life, making this a wonderful adventure in every part of the book.
Really enjoyed reading this and would thoroughly recommend.

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Boy on Hold by JD Spero – Review by Joanne Ellis

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

It was Cabbage Night, 1991. The traditional night of pranks, which takes a disturbing turn when a violent crime rocks a small Adirondack town. Even more so, is when the only witness is a 7 year old boy. Hen trout, was out hoping to catch a pet hedgehog that night, sees Miss Sally become a victim.

Single mom Marcella Trout is blindsided when Tyler, her seventeen year old, is arrested for the very crime Hen witnessed. Now Tyler’s eerie mood swings seem dark and frightening and rooted in a family history Marcella has desperately tried to bury. She has to deal with the dark issues of loss, drugs and the undiagnosed of mental illness, that will change her family lives. As the criminal investigation churns on, the tenuous fabric of the trout family begins to unravel. And even Hen begins to question the truth.

The story was told by multiple viewpoints and the book is surrounded by mystery, and the story was told beautifully of how the trauma consumed Hen Trout’s family and their small town.
The author has done a brilliant situation of Capturing every emotion possible, especially telling the story from a child’s point of view.
A very enjoyable read and would highly recommend.

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Boundaries (Scope of Practice Book 1) by Jessica Aiken-Hall – Review by Joanne Ellis

Boundaries (Scope of Practice, #1)Boundaries by Jessica Aiken-Hall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Valerie Williamson is about to find out what it takes to make someone really snap….She is a social worker, and between being forced to start a trauma support group and the death of a 19 year old, by the name of Cameran Davidson, she is pushed outside of her comfort zone.
Valerie has always kept strict boundaries, which make her a little distant and never like getting too close. These barriers stem from her past, which have earned herself the reputation as the anti-social social worker. But the days of playing it safe are well and truly over.

When Valerie hears stories from the members of the group , the fire from her past explodes. A trauma that is coming back to haunt her. She has to do what she knows is right, and some boundaries that need to be crossed. She is about to discover a lot more than she bargained for, that is guaranteed.

Boundaries is the first book in the Scope of Practice series and a very enjoyable read. It is fast paced, full of action, suspense and the characters are very relatable. There is also humour thrown into the story too, which is really refreshing.
The story was very well written, therefore, it made me race through the book. Really looking forward to the next instalment.

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