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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Jenni Bishop

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks is a YA story that is a little fun and mysterious. It is also the first book in this series. It is an original storyline that will get you turning those pages having to find out how it ends. I went in blind and I must say I was pleasantly surprised and the crazy talking cat with attitude just made the story. I need me one of those. I laughed found the entire thing so refreshing. Well done Laura, you have a winner on your hands.

Mia’s life is turned upside down in one night. Everything her family had dreamed of was about to be taken away and a scaredy cat has turned up on her doorstep.

Gumshoe the cat takes centre stage with his wicked sense of humour and helps Mia try to solve the mystery that threatens everything she love.

I really enjoyed this action filled adventure and will be looking forward to what Laura has instore for Gumshoe and his trusty sidekick.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack Book 4) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Tracy Manderson

A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack, #4)A Deal with Death by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack #4) by Carrie Pulkinen

5 out of 5 stars
A deal with death is the fourth book in the Crescent City Wolf pack written by Carrie Pulkinen is a great book that goes with a great series. I have read all four books in this series and they just get better with each book. The characters are great with quirky personalities but they needed this for their quest to solve the puzzle.
Voodoo practitioner Odette Allemand, isn’t scared of death but dying sure as hell does. And every time she meets her soul mate, her life ends in a horrific murder. Then she’s reincarnated to have it happen all over again. She is determined to survive this lifetime, so she has closed herself off to her powers and spirit
But when James Malveaux a sexy werewolf knocks on her door, he unearths emotions she thought she’d buried, now her fate is sealed with his enticing kiss. He hasn’t seen her since junior high, but the moment they reunite, his wolf wants to claim her as his mate.
Now that they have reconnected they have awakened the monster and hope it doesn’t kill them before they get a chance to kill it first.
Will James make peace with his wolf and accept Odette? Can he help Odette make peace with her inner demons and the Spirit? Or will the couple be doomed to the same gruesome ending as their countless lives before?
I highly recommend this book/series…
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Tracy

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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Jenni Bishop

Children Of The FutureChildren Of The Future by Jane Suen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Children Of The Future by Jane Suen was not what I expected and the premise of the story was ok but it didn’t hit its mark with me but it is aimed with YA’s in mind. It is a YA suspense that is a quick and easy read. I note this was her first book and her writing has vastly improved with the other books I have read of hers. I found it hard to read due to the narrative but that is more my personal preference. There is a lot that I feel Jane could have written to make it even more suspenseful and give the story and characters more substance. The story starts off slow but then picks up and gains momentum but then it just stops, where I am left wondering what just happened.

Even though it wasn’t enough for me, I am sure others will enjoy it.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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The Brass Compass: A Novel by Ellen Butler – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Brass CompassThe Brass Compass by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Brass Compass: A Novel by Ellen Butler is an historical fiction story. The story is told in both the past and present which gives it a certain mysterious quality. It is also a spy thriller and holds a lot of history. Our female lead is strong and is on a journey that is dangerous and I found myself getting lost in the storyline.

Lily Saint James is an agent and secretly gathers information for the Allies. She is a very smart lady who is very stubborn and is fierce determined. Even when things go wrong and she has to flee she is determined to see it through, a race to save herself and get the information through.

This is a story that I recommend reading.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Murder Creek by Jane Suen – Review by Jenni Bishop

Murder CreekMurder Creek by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Murder Creek by Jane Suen is an intriging mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. Jane has done a great job at building the plot and the suspense that keeps you trying to put the pieces together. The story is told in the main characters POV as she is on the path to finding the truth of a mystery that surrounds Murder Creek.

Eve Sawyer wants to be a journalist, so when she stumbles across Murder Creek she knows she has to find the truth and what happened to Lacey Walken. This journey takes her to meet many people and find many clues but what she finds was far from what she expected.

I definitely recommended to all mystery fans.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack Book 4) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Moriah Venable

A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack, #4)A Deal with Death by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Deal With Death is the fourth novel in the Crescent City Wolf Pack series by Carrie Pulkinen. This is my fourth novel by this author.

Odette Allemand is a woman who doesn’t fear death since she practices Voodoo. She also gets reincarnated after she dies whenever she meets her soulmate. Not wanting to die this time, she is sure she can beat the cycle.

James Malveaux is werewolf who hasn’t seen Odette in years but once the two meet again, his wolf wants to claim her as his mate.

Can the two change fate and have a happy life together?

This is my favorite of the series so far. The premise was different than anything I’ve read before and the romance between the two felt refreshing and different because of that.

I loved the main character’s name because it was unique and it made me think of the Swan Princess movie.

I hope there is another novel in this series soon.

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Steele Resolve by Gwyn McNamee (The Hawke Family Book 6) – Review by Ashleigh Whitwell

Steele Resolve (Hawke Family #6)Steele Resolve by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Steele Resolve is the sixth and final instalment of the Hawke Family series. Returning to New Orleans and the world of the Hawke’s always has me excited, but there was something extra intriguing about this story. Following the Hawke’s enemy, Luca Abello, was something I was both intrigued and nervous about. After everything his family has done to the Hawke’s, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to connect with him or his life. How wrong could I be?!

Our connection to the Hawke’s isn’t just through Luca. The other part of the book is written from Byron’s point of view, a long-standing employee and friend of the Hawke family. I immediately liked Byron and connected with his character. He’s open, honest and loyal and an all-round good person. This left me wondering even more about how someone so kind-hearted was going to find a connection with Luca. Well, it turns out Luca isn’t as bad as I thought. In fact, I ended up rather liking him, too! Luca has spent most of his life lying and putting up a false-front, so seeing him be so raw and real with Byron was so much fun to read. They really had an instant connection, and while this isn’t everyone’s favourite thing to read, I really felt like the chemistry they had was real and believable.

As with every Hawke Family instalment, this book had its drama and danger. The ‘oh my god’ moment in this book really took me by surprising; I actually had to stop and re-read to make sure I had read things correctly. It was such a shock and so unsuspecting, I loved it! But by far, my most favourite part of this book was the epilogue. No spoilers here but it was so so beautiful. It is, 100%, a very satisfying ending. For a series I love so much, this was a great addition and such a wonderful way to end things; what a bittersweet read!

Review by @ashleighw

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Alex: An Eidolon Black Ops Novel by Maddie Wade – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Alex: An Eidolon Black Ops NovelAlex: An Eidolon Black Ops Novel by Maddie Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Alex: An Eidolon Black Ops Novel by Maddie Wade

  1. Alex: An Eidolon Black Ops Novel by Maddie Wade is a wonderfully written story that I couldn’t put down. I was hooked from the beginning till the end. I’ve read several books from this author. This story had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next. This is Alex and Evelyn’s story.These two had been best friends and soul mates until she disappeared. He never forgot her though. She’s now become the assassin Siren. What will happen when these two come face to face? Alex gets a contract to kill Soren,will he be able to follow through with it? Can he save her? Holy Cow Find out what happens next in this must read book. I look forward to seeing what this Author brings us next.View all my reviews

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Nite Fire: Smoke & MirrorsNite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors by C. L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
Four Stars

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors is the third book in the Nite Fire Series by C.L. Schneider. This book can be read as a standalone but I would recommend you read this series in order because C.L. Schneider is such a great storyteller and world builder that you definitely won’t want to miss all the great backstory. This story is full of action and adventures. The characters are fantastic and so detailed it feels like you are investigating right alongside them. This book is a real roller coaster of a ride, so buckle up and jump on this wonderful ride.
Review by @sunbarn

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Furbidden Attraction: A Cursed Romance (Raven Falls Cursed Romance Series) by R. O’Leary – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Furbidden Attraction: A Cursed RomanceFurbidden Attraction: A Cursed Romance by R. O’Leary
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Furbidden Attraction: A Cursed Romance by R. O’Leary
Four Stars

Furbidden Attraction: A Cursed Romance is the first book in the Raven Falls Cursed Romance Series by R. O’Leary. This is the first book I have read by Ms. O’Leary, but definitely won’t be the last. This book had me hooked from the first page and I couldn’t put it down until the last. This shifter romances filled with action, wonderful characters and great world building. Louisa and Jack hay great chemistry and their witty banter really makes this story flow. I highly recommend this book and I’m really looking forward to the next book in this series,

Review by@sunbarn
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