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Parenting Sensibly: Turning Messes into Success by Lynda Satre – Review by Angela Hayes

Parenting Sensibly: Turning Messes Into SuccessesParenting Sensibly: Turning Messes Into Successes by Lynda Satre
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Parenting Sensibly: Turning Messes into Success is a practical “how to”/ self help guide full of honest, helpful, step by step tools and advice on parenting. It is incredibly interesting, but more importantly it is informative, educational and easy to understand. All my children are grown up now, but I wish this book had been available when I first became a mother, it would have made it a less stressful experience. I will definitely be recommending it to my children and friends who are starting their own families, as I think there is a lot of very helpful information here.
Thought provoking wisdom!

Thank you, Ms. Satre!

 

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The Navigator: A Mountains Trilogy Novel by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Bobbi Wagner

The Navigator: A Mountains Trilogy NovelThe Navigator: A Mountains Trilogy Novel by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite authors and I loved this book. I love how I am able to be pulled in right from the beginning. Garret’s story will show you that sometimes bad things happen to open up a door for something awesome. I loved his character. I had so much compassion for him, just when good happens for him, life happens. His chemistry with Juli is off the charts and I really wanted to see them have a HEA but you will have to read this book to find out. I highly recommend this book!

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Every Breath You Take (Bayou Devils MC Series Book #3) by A.M. Myers – Review by Angela Hayes

Every Breath You Take (Bayou Devils MC 3)Every Breath You Take by A.M. Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Every Breath you Take is the second book in the Bayou Devils MC Series by A.M Myers. This series just seems to get better the further into it I go. I have loved the other two books, and I really liked Kodiak as a character- he has intrigued me ever since meeting him in the previous book/s. I wanted to know more about him and so I was really happy that he got his own book. I did have high expectations for this story, but Ms. Myers didn’t disappoint, producing a story that has just taken the place as my favourite of the series, so far. This is an incredibly well written story, with a multi-layered storyline, which twists and turns, and surprising me with unexpected developments. This is a Hot, funny, exciting, suspenseful, sexy and captivating read! I became so engrossed in the story that I couldn’t have put it down, even if I had wanted to. I flew through it in one sitting, and I loved every word!
Tatum is a wonderful character and I liked her immediately. She’s sassy, tough, strong, stubborn, a real fighter, but with a touch of vulnerability. Lincoln (Kodiak) how I adore this character. Yes, he’s the quintessential bad boy, a member of the Devils MC- who is haunted by a painful past. But he’s also caring, protective and kind. These two had an intense chemistry that simmered off the pages. The really are perfect together. But when the secrets of the past are revealed, and danger comes calling, threatening everything, will they ever have any chance at happiness?
This is definitely a story you won’t want to miss!

Thank you, Ms. Myers!

 

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Blind the Eyes (Threads of Dreams Series Book #1) by K.A Wiggins – Review by Angela Hayes

Blind the EyesBlind the Eyes by K a Wiggins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Blind the Eyes is the first book in the Threads of Dreams Series by K.A Wiggins. This is a wonderfully imaginative and original YA fantasy. It has paranormal elements, as well as post-apocalyptic touches, and a distinct dystopian feel. There is humour, drama and a touch of darkness to the story- which added an extra layer of interest. The author has a definite poetic/lyrical to her writing which gave the story a bit more of an impact on the reader. There were a lot of characters and the story has a lot happening in it. The book is intricately detailed, descriptive and quite complex. Ms. Wiggins continues to weave her world throughout the story. But, because of all these factors, there were some parts that did feel a little busy, or somewhat rushed.
I was intrigued by this adventure and thought this was a great introduction to Ms. Wiggins work, and a creative way to start a new series. I would read the next book/s, to see where the author takes us.

Thank you, Ms. Wiggins!

 

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Wine Thief (Resort Romances #5) by Mary Billiter – Review by Jenni Bishop

Wine Thief (Resort Romances #5)Wine Thief by Mary Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wine Thief is the fifth book in the Resort Romances series by Mary Billiter and my  favourite so far. Even though it is part of a series it can be read as a standalone. I really  enjoy reading Mary’s books as she is a natural storyteller and her words just flow from  the page. The story is engaging and the characters are natural and you walk the walk  with them every inch of the way. The Wine Thief is fun and witty, romantic and sweet  with a good storyline.     Who is the Wine Thief and can they unravel the mystery behind them?    Find a quiet spot and enjoy the read. I know I did.

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Cold Bastard (Dark Sparrow Series Book #2) by India Kells – Review by Angela Hayes

Cold Bastard (Dark Sparrow #2)Cold Bastard by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This is my first read from India Kells and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. I will most definitely be reading more/all of her books from now on. This story is a HOT, fun, flirty, suspenseful, dramatic and gripping- full of danger, action, chemistry, 2nd chances, secrets, twists, fear, betrayal, and romance.
This book is a real page turner, I couldn’t put it down and ended up devouring it in only a few hours. The story was really well written and has a multi-layered and complex storyline that was deftly woven into an exciting and incredibly entertaining read. There were a lot of funny quips and banter which help to lighten the emotional moments and the highly charged situations that occurred throughout the story. I loved Zoe and Archer and I loved the way Ms. Kells developed her characters, they were all fantastic and very interesting (even the baddies)- because they pulled me further and further into the story, as I NEEDED to know what would happen.
Ms. Kells developed a brilliant and suspenseful storyline which included a deadly game of cat and mouse, perilous situations, an evil mastermind, lots of secrets, difficult choices, shocking revelations, electrifying chemistry… and so much more!
I really recommend this story! You are sure to love it just as much as I have.
I can’t wait to read Kai and Izzy’s story next- Book #3 in the Dark Sparrow series.
Superb!

Thank you, Ms. Kells!

 

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Violet Blood (Murder in Savannah Series Book #4) by Lindsay Marie Miller – Review by Angela Hayes

Violet Blood (Murder in Savannah, #4)Violet Blood by Lindsay Marie Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Violet Blood is the fourth and final book in the Murder in Savannah Series by Lindsay Marie Miller. This is a Young Adult story- with suspense, mystery, drama, emotion, and a little romance. I have really enjoyed reading this series- following Addie and Tom on their adventures, through all the intrigue, dangers and twisting storyline. I was both excited to find out how this story concludes, but disappointed that the journey has come to an end. The other three books are really great, and I do recommend reading them before you dive into this book, because there is a lot of information in those books that will elevate your whole reading experience here. Having said that, Ms. Miller has definitely saved the best till last!
Addie and Tom are still coming to grips with what happened- the events at the end of the last book left them distraught and the future they had planned, in tatters. The unexpected twist and shocking developments in the last couple of chapters of book #3, really shook the story up and I really couldn’t wait to discover how it all played out. So, I jumped right in as soon as this book hit my kindle, to join Tom and Addie again as their story concluded. Those events really could have broken them completely, but in a way it kind of made them stronger. But, unfortunately, the danger wasn’t over for them, as sinister plans targeted them once more. Would they survive this time? Or has their luck finally run out? And if they did survive, at what cost? Would there be a HEA for these young lovebirds?
This is a complex storyline that had more twists and turns and surprising developments, which pulled me in and had me on the edge of the seat trying to discover where the story was heading and what would happen. Ms. Miller kept me guessing- and I spent a lot of the time trying to figure everything out.
Addie and Tom are really great characters, who were superbly crafted and quite endearing. I was impressed by their development and growth over the course of the series, maturing even more in this instalment. There were still a few frustrating moments when I would have loved to reach into the book and shake them both, but that just proves how invested I had become in them and their story.
This book answered all the questions and tied up all the loose threads from the story/series. I loved how Ms. Miller finished the storyline off. This book really is a fitting end to a wonderful series.
I am looking forward to seeing what come next!

Thank you, Ms Miller!

 

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The Jilted: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Angela Hayes

The Jilted: A NovelThe Jilted: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Ok, this is definitely not what I was expecting! It was so much more! Better than I could ever have anticipated! The Jilted by Meghan O’Flynn is a brilliant paranormal story- full of suspense, drama, darkness, emotion, intensity, good vs evil, supernatural themes, and some elements of horror. I admit there were times I had my hands over my eyes- reading through the spaces between my fingers. I was on the edge of my seat, just about ready to jump out of my skin, wondering why I was still reading it because the story had really gotten under my skin- I couldn’t put it down, and I loved every unpredictable moment of it.
I recommend going into this story somewhat ‘blind’ and allowing the author and story to blow-your-mind! But I will say that I started reading this at night, with only my reading lamp on, and as the night progressed and I became hyper aware of the story and every tiny little noise that was happening within a 2-mile radius, that I ended up with every light on in the house….
Awesome!

Thank you, Ms. O’Flynn!

 

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Starburner (Moonburner Cycle Book 3) by Claire Luana – Review by Debi Kircher

Starburner (Moonburner Cycle, #3)Starburner by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Starburner (Moonburner Cycle Book 3) by Claire Luana

5 Stars

This series has been awesome, I’m not normally a fan of fantasy but the writing in these books has me a fan of this author

I was impressed by how she drew me in and kept me interested as I normally end up lost in a fog reading books similiar to this so my 5 stars for this story is completely for the author and how well it was written.

I absolutely will be watching for whatever else this author comes out with, her storylines and writing style is completely spot on.

Awesome..Loved it!!

Review by @debikircher

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Starburner (Moonburner Cycle Series Book #3) by Claire Luana – Review by Angela Hayes

Starburner (Moonburner Cycle, #3)Starburner by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Starburner is the third and final book in the Moonburner Cycle series by Claire Luana. What a superb series this has been, and this story was a fitting ending to what has become one of my favourite series, ever!
Starburner is a spellbinding, action packed fantasy that has magic, and a real heart and soul woven through the storyline. Ms. Luana has demonstrated her masterful world building talents by creating a unique, fascinating and believable world in which her story is set. As I said right from the beginning, the story/series seems to have a Japanese cultural influence and feel to it – in the names of people and places, and the addition of some Japanese folklore, and mythical creatures added an intrigue and mysteriousness to the book/series. Ms. Luana’s imaginative and wonderfully written story is quite textured and complex- with so many layers, all beautifully interwoven and stitched together seamlessly.
This book has the ‘flavour’ of the other books, but I felt that it had a slightly darker tone to it- which added to the intrigue, in my eyes.
The characters are unique, interesting, well thought out and fully developed. They were so enchanting, the whole cast of characters bought a real depth and added appeal to the story. I loved meeting new characters, as well as catching up with some old favourites. I loved how Ms. Luana made the stories ‘connect’- it’s very clever of her.
While I am sad to leave this series and ‘world’ behind, I am incredibly excited to see what Ms. Luana does next- because if this series is anything to go by, it’s going to be brilliant! But with any great series, I am sure to revisit this one time and again- because great stories never fade away!

Kudos!!…. and Thank you, Ms. Luana!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

 

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