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Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) by Mark Nolan – Review by Jonell Collins

Key West DeadKey West Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Key West Dead (Jake Wolfe Book 6) by Mark Nolan is another excellent read. I really like these Jake Wolfe books. They are good whodunit novels, mystery, intrigue, plenty of action, and just the right amount of love. I have to say, in view of the way this story plays out, I’m really worried about that snake. One of the things I like best about Mark Nolan’s books is that not everything is made up. Even though some of it sounds science fictiony he always takes the time and trouble to tell you about his research on the things that he adds to the story. I really like that, I think you will too.

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I Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole – Review by Jonell Collins

I Will Bury YouI Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole

I Will Bury You by Brandy Nacole is quite the little surprise. An interesting little story, it sets up as an eerie whodunit. It doesn’t take long to really figure out what’s going on with Ann, but oh that ending. That ending was quite the surprise. I was not expecting it. A good quick read.

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Tapestry of Worlds, Part Two: Running and Gunning by Hadley Thorne – Review by Jonell Collins

Tapestry of Worlds, Part Two: Running and GunningTapestry of Worlds, Part Two: Running and Gunning by Hadley Thorne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tapestry of Worlds, Part Two: Running and Gunning by Hadley Thorne is not the type of book that you read with a distracted mind. There are so many fantastic things going on in this book, it’s a challenge to keep up. It’s a little different than most fantasy stories I’ve read, it’s quite intriguing. I have to say though my very favorite scene in the whole book was the fire ants. I’m looking forward to reading the next book because I’m really curious now, is Ransom going to find Erika intact. I love the way the book ended, such promise for adventure to come.

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The Sun at Twilight (Empire at Twilight Book 4) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Jonell Collins

The Sun at Twilight (Empire at Twilight #4)The Sun at Twilight by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I would like to say that I took my time and relished the reading of The Sun at Twilight (Empire at Twilight Book 4) by N.L. Holmes. Unfortunately I cannot say that. I read it from start to finish in one sitting. I can’t help it, I love these books. They are so well written, the language is beautiful, the story is deep, and this one was especially  significant to me. I could so relate to  King Tudhaliya.Brought up to believe that integrity was important, that honesty was important, that justice was important. He became the man that he was brought up to be. It’s always a disappointment when you believe in those things and you find out the rest of the world doesn’t. With this book N.L Holmes has become my top author. I not only recommend that you read this book and her other books but I urge you to, you really don’t know what you’re missing.

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The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – Review by Jonell Collins

The World Beyond the WallsThe World Beyond the Walls by Jean Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The World Beyond the Walls: epic dystopian eco-fantasy (Natural Forces Book 3) by Jean Gill – was an excellent third book to this series. I think there’s some wiggle room for another book. I will really hate it if this is the end. This is just a really good story however, it does give you something to contemplate and think about. What exactly is perfection? And is that something we would really want? What would the unintended consequences be? Interesting thoughts.

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The Liminal Space (Antipodes Book 2) by T.S. Simons – Review by Jonell Collins

The Liminal Space (Antipodes #2)The Liminal Space by T.S. Simons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love a good story.The Liminal Space (Antipodes Book 2) by T.S. Simons is that. A terrific story. What could be better than surviving an apocalypse and living under a dome. It’s just a good second book in this series. Aside from that, I love how Cam is always reflecting on the then and now. His reflections on what is really important. The stark reality that now is what we have. Although this book is the second in this series it is a good stand-alone story. But reading the first book will enhance your experience with this book. A very enjoyable read.

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Jonell Collins

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How I loved this story. I love fairy tales anyway and Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash is a wonderful retelling. That might stop some folks but all the stories we tell are just a retelling of a basic theme. All of them. This one is masterfully done. I love how the magic doesn’t override the humanity, that the story is not just about magic. It’s a perfect mix. I do love a good clean love story and this one certainly satisfied that appetite.

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A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 3) by Judy Moore – Review by Jonell Collins

A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries to Die For, #3)A Tennis Pro To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love these Cozy Mysteries. Always a good story, always a good mystery. In A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 3) by Judy Moore, I sure got fooled. I was absolutely certain I had it figured out. I was surprised. I love the gentle love story between Beck and Devon. This book was good clean fun.

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Killer Blonde by Allan Evans – Review by Jonell Collins

Killer BlondeKiller Blonde by Allan Evans
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great Psychological thriller. Killer Blonde by Allan Evans is just that kind of a book. Quite a little twist on the victims in this one. The story moves along fluidly and is an easy read. It was an enjoyable read. I especially like how Detective Cade Dawkins thinks and his constant reflection about how he enjoyed his work and the people he worked with. For such a dark subject it is balanced by the Detective’s positive attitude. This is a new author for me, but he will go on my list of read again writers. A good clean read.

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Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Jonell Collins

VengeanceVengeance by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin is not just another zombie apocalypse tale. Yes, there are zombies. Yes, there has been apocalyptic events. The difference is its not just a continual onslaught of zombies in one scene after another. These are people living real lives amidst great adversity. It’s the every day dealing with people that are all different in their own unique ways, but all the same. You know, like life. Although this is a part of a series this story stands on its own. I love how Max finds out that even though you have the right idea and feel the need to follow through, its not always the best thing at the time. Its hard to know the difference sometimes. I am looking forward to reading the next one.

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