Hope and Lies (The Abredea Series Book 1) by C.H. Lyn – Review by Kerry Carr

Hope and LiesHope and Lies by C.H. Lyn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the Abredea series and what a great start it is. This is a dystopian story about the world turn apart by a plague to be pieced back together by the Grey Stars and their corrupt Caste system.This book will take you on an adventure full of twists and turns. It was an interesting read and the author does an amazing job of allowing the reader complete access to the people in the stories. From the people in high places and government( causing corruption) to the people places in the lower caste systems. This story is written on different timelines 1 in the past and 2 in the present. At first this I found this a bit hard to follow but the more I read and learnt the characters and their place in the system the easier it became and the more excited I was to learn where the past and present join.

This full of emotions, from the lies and corruption, to the lower classes struggling to build themselves up and living life as a constant battle.
I really felt sorry for Juliana. Her parents were Blue Star( quite high ranking) but when she goes for her Coding they tell her she is a White Star( a lowest class) so not only does she have to go through the shock and upset of this change of life, she also needs to find the strength and learn to live in a completely different way than the way she was raised. When reading this story you can feel her confusion, pain, but also strength and determination as she struggles through.

Overall this was a great read, with lies unravelling, past meeting the present and people not entirely happy with the Caste system planning a revolt there is something for everyone. The author does an amazing job with these characters that you can’t help but be invested in their lives and their battles.
I can’t wait to see how this series continues.

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The Passion Of 3 By Ariella Talix- Review by Kerry Carr

The Passion of 3The Passion of 3 by Ariella Talix
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really moving read. It is a steamy MMF romance. The author does an amazing job with this story really describing the relationship between our 3 main characters in a way that makes it understandable. There is no denying the feelings and love that is between Grey,Caro and Nash. This is a story of second chance love, learning to forgive and move on and learning how to fight for what you want and who you want to be with.

Caro and Nash always had a great relationship and when Grey was added their relationship went from something really good to something amazing. When all 3 of them are together then complete each other. However, a misunderstanding, means Caro thinks Nash cheated on her so without even speaking to Nash and Grey she just leaves. This one misunderstanding leaves all 3 of them heartbroken and wondering what went wrong
Fast forward 10 years and Caro and Nash meet again. Their attraction and connection is still there and strong as ever and as they start another relationship they both realised that they are missing someone. Grey is their missing piece.

If they find him will he want them still? Can they get to him before its too late and he commits to someone else? Will they be able to make this relationship work this time now they are older and wiser?

You can’t help willing and cheering for them to work but the path to true love is never smooth and there will be some challenging times ahead for these 3 if they want their happy ever after.

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Living with Conviction: A True Crime Memoir by Toby Dorr – Review by Kerry Carr

Living With Conviction: Unexpected Sisterhood, Healing, and Redemption in the Wake of Life-Altering ChoicesLiving With Conviction: Unexpected Sisterhood, Healing, and Redemption in the Wake of Life-Altering Choices by Toby Dorr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really good read. It is the authors Memoir about her life, the decisions she made and the consequences of those decisions. It is a really raw and emotional story. It gives the reader a indepth look into the prison system and how inmates are treated. It also shows us what life is like after a person is released and trying to rebuild their life.
The author’s life sounded pretty normal, she had a good job, a husband, nice lifestyle and kids, however like in a lot of seeming perfect lives the reality isn’t always the picture the outside world sees. When she meets John who is an inmate at the prison she volunteers at the connection is instant. She finds everything she is missing in her life in John and when they make plans for a life together she makes the decision to help him. A decision which will change her life forever.

I could understand Toby’s decision to cling on to and grab the happiness she was missing. But that one decision changes her life so much. In some ways in a really negative way however, as we learn it also gave her the opportunity to really find out who she was as a person. It was interesting to see and read about her growth and development of character as she had to deal with when she was taken out of her safe and comfortable environment and placed somewhere she had never experienced before.
This story was a really inspiring read and seeing Toby’s growth and resilience as she overcome all the obstacles in front of her allows the reader the see that no matter what bad or misguided choices you made you can always change it around and become a more aware and developed person because of it.

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Cecily in the City (The Cecily Taylor Series Book 3) by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Kerry Carr

Cecily in the CityCecily in the City by Krysten Lindsay Hager
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in The Cecily Taylor series. I really recommend reading these books from the beginning as we have followed Cecily from the start of her dreams of being an actress and all the ups and downs that come along with that. This is a sweet YA romance and deal with many topics that they may face in their lives so as jealousy and people looking for ways to bring you down.
Cecily is leaving to follow her dreams. With a job on a TV soap, the man of her dreams and now living in the big city her life can’t get anymore perfect. All her dreams are finally coming true.
The problem is Cecily doesn’t expect the downsides that follow being famous and having a famous boyfriend. When stories and rumours start to circulate can Cecily and Andrew be strong enough to work through them and know the truth?
All Cecily wants is to live a happy life doing a job she loves with the man she loves by her side.
Why are people out to get her? What could they be achieving by hoping she fails?
This is a great story about learning to see through lies and rumours, staying true to yourself and fighting for what you want no matter how many people try to put you down and put obstacles in your way.

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Punk (Popov Boys Book 6) by Leslie Georgeson – Review by Kerry Carr

Punk (Popov Boys #6)Punk by Leslie Georgeson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 6th book is the Popov Boys series. This is one of those series where each installment is just as good if not better than the installment before which just goes to show how great the author is at keeping the stories fresh and with new ideas.
This is a great age gap romance which is also full of danger, Suspense, kidnappings and risk being taken that could be lethal.
I really like Efrem’s character. He is trying to make up for being born into a family who have done wrong. He doesn’t want to be the same so he risks his life every night trying to make the city safe and protecting innocent people disguised as Punk.
When he takes a job as bookkeeper for a record studio the story really gets interesting when the attraction he feels to his boss Miranda is really intense.
Miranda is a strong willed, determined woman who is on a mission to find Punk who she believes is responsible for murdering her brother. However she is asking questions and looking for answers in places that are going to put her life in danger.
What will happen when Miranda realised that Efrem is Punk? Will the chemistry they have between them be enough to overcome that and find the truth or will Miranda’s hunt for her brothers killer put them in a situation that is dangerous to both of their lives.
This is an edge of your seat Mafia romance which you won’t be able to put down and the twists and turns will keep you guessing from beginning to end

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Sleeping Love by Natalina Reis – Review by Kerry Carr

Sleeping LoveSleeping Love by Natalina Reis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a beautiful MM friends to lovers romance. It is also a twist on the story of Sleeping beauty where the spell is only broken my true loves kiss. The author does an amazing job of creating the world and it is full of magic, danger, and longing love. This story has characters that you want to succeed in the form of Ayo and then characters you can stand such as the king.

Ayo had grown up beside the Prince but once his magic start to show the king banished him to an island and took away his magic. Now Ayo is forced to live along and struggle to survive, he is also banned from seeing his friend Prince Yi. That is until a curse is placed over the kingdom and the only person who can save Prince Yi is Ayo.
But that is just the beginning. Once Yi is awoken from the curse the pair move forward looking to get Ayo’s powers back. Together they must overcome enemies old and new while fighting for each other. Bit as secrets and past actions start to come alight will the pair be able to hold on to their new found love or will the past destroy their only chance of happiness
I really enjoyed this story. I felt every struggle and fight that Ayo has had to endure from losing his parents, to being stripped of his magic and exiled away from the one person he loves. I do love how strong and determined his is to fight for his love no matter the consequences or the obstacles in front of them.

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The Boys of Alpha Block by Nancy Nau Sullivan – Review by Kerry Carr

The Boys of Alpha BlockThe Boys of Alpha Block by Nancy Nau Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an interesting read. It is about a group of boys in a juvenile detention centre who are fed up with the way they are being treated so they come up with a plan to escape. But what will the price be for their freedom and is it worth all the trouble they go through?
The author’s writing was interesting as they have first hand knowledge of this environment which really brings the story to life and really educates the reader on what actually happens in these places.
There is definately a divide between the educators who believe these boys can be rehabilitated and do everything in their power to facilitate and help them to do that and the other side of the deputies who believe they are all lost causes and can’t be changed. Reading the verbal and physical abuse they endure really bring home how some children leave these places and go on to reoffend again.

This story is really well written and the detail that goes into the planning of the boys escape and what happens during and after really make this a gripping read that I just couldn’t put down.

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Ways to Improve Bailey by Cori Cooper – Review by Kerry Carr

Ways to Improve BaileyWays to Improve Bailey by Cori Cooper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this slow burn romance. The author does a great job of making it engaging and making the characters likeable. This story has some great moments that really made me laugh and it is full of twists and turns so you never quite know what to expect.

I really enjoyed the growth of the characters especially Bailey. What starts out as a joke list by her brother of ways she can improve herself actually turns into her journey of finding herself and learning to be the best person she could be.
I also enjoyed her relationship with Tanner. Even though she was reluctant to give him the time of day as the story progresses and she actually gets to know him she realises he is more compatible for her than she thinks. Just goes to show you can never judge a book by the cover which I think is a great lesson to teach people.
I like how they complement each other and the grow together which was really nice to see.

Overall it was a lovely sweet romance which a lot of character growth which made the story even more engaging as you want to see how the characters are going to progress and grow.

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Twisted Bond by Danielle Jacks – Review by Kerry Carr

Twisted BondTwisted Bond by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this paranormal romance. The author does an amazing job of creating a unique magical story that had me gripped right from the start. I loved Rose’s character. She is a very strong, determined woman who will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. One thing she doesn’t plan on is falling in love with the enemy.
Titan is a Prince to the outside world but it is all a lie. A lie made possible by stealing the magic from Rose’s coven to hold up the illusion. Titan is a hard character, sometimes I liked him and some times i hated him but one thing is there is no denying the connection and attraction between him and Rose.
But can sworn enemy’s actually become lovers? When Titan loses everything will he lose Rose as well? Will Rose stand up to her covern to protect the man she loves?
This story is full of paranormal happenings, a love/hate relationship, a connection that can’t be denied as well as secrets and lies that will come out in the open. This was a great read.

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Brutal Days (Hidden Valley Elite Book 3) by Isla Vaughn – Review by Kerry Carr

Brutal Days: A High School Bully Romance (Hidden Valley Elite Book 3)Brutal Days: A High School Bully Romance by Isla Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in the Hidden Valley Elite series and omg I am officially addicted to these books. The author has such a unique way of writing. All of the characters have back stories and quite dark backstories which shape them into the people they are today. I definately recommend reading these books in order as Damon is the brother of Cole from the first 2 books so they follow on.

Well I don’t want to give too much away but this story involves Damon and Skylar. Damon is still coming to terms with everything he’s learn surrounding his mother’s passing (gotta read the other books). This has led him to be a very angry young man. He is a bit of an ass and treats people like dirt. He’s easy to be a character to hate.
Until Skylar comes along. Skylar propositions Damon, if he can make her friends dreams come true he will get her. Damon is up for a challenge, after all any excuse to get his hands on Skylar. Not that he likes her (Yeah right) but to make this deal sweet for him.
What unfolds is a story of 2 people finding a connection then never knew existed but with some many people involved someone is bound to get hurt and with the cliffhanger at the end I am literally on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment.

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Consigliere’s Revenge (Sicilian Gods Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Kerry Carr

Consigliere's Revenge (Sicilian Gods Book 3)Consigliere’s Revenge by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in the Sicilian Gods series and omg they just keep getting better and better. I have loved all of these books and I do recommend reading them from the beginning so you get the complete story the crime families and why they are in the situation they are today.
This is a enemies to lovers story based around a Mafia family and their bitter fights with other families. As you can imagine there is plenty of danger, threats, violence, secrets and lies that will get uncovered as the story develops.
One thing I love about the men in the Larussio men is they are scary and they fight hard but they also protect and love the people closest to them just as hard.
In this story we are with Lorenzo. At first I thought he was the most scary of the family. He is all business and doesn’t bat an eye at threatening people to protect his family. Which is how he encounters Izzy.
Izzy is a determined reporter, scared of nothing and no one not even Lorenzo. But she is hiding secrets about her past too about who she truly is and why she is so determined to uncover the truth about the Larussio’s.
The attraction between them is intense and something neither one of them can deny but with Izzy’s trust issues this isn’t going to be an easy romance.
And with their enemies now looking at her as a way to bring down Lorenzo, he will protect her with everything he has and God help anyone who tries to take her away from him.

This is an amazing read that is full of twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. This author delivers amazing books everytime and i can’t wait to see what is instore next.

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Stay For Me (The Balefire Series Book 5) by Tam DeRudder Jackson – Review by Kerry Carr

Stay For Me (The Balefire Series Book 5)Stay For Me by Tam DeRudder Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the fifth book in the Balefire Series even though it is part of a series it can be read as a standalone. However I do recommend reading them previous books as the characters are in all of the stories and you will be able to understand all the characters and their stories.

This story follow the bands manager Garrett and Olivia.
Garrett and Olivia have a past. They were young loves but their relationship fell apart when Garrett choose to follow the band as their manager instead of staying with Olivia. Olivia was left hurt and heartbroken but she pushed forward in her life.

Fast forward and Garrett made his dreams come true, he manages one of the most successful bands ever but he can never get Olivia out of his head.
Olivia has done well for herself too. Her determination means she owns her own production company. When Garrett contacts her to produce the next music video for the band she is filled with loads of emotions. Why does he want to see her now?
As things progress Garrett realises she is the one for him and he is determined to win her back. But is it too late? Can Olivia forgive him for what happened all those years before? Even though the attraction between them is still there and strong can too much have happened for them to work through it?

This story is a steamy read. I wasn’t a fan of Garrett in previous books but after reading this i can understand the things that lead him to be the way he is today and the way he was with the members of the band and their ladies. I can understand Olivia’s reluctance and determination to not be hurt by Garrett again. It took her so long to rebuild herself after he broke her heart the first time.
This story is a rollercoaster full with past heartbreaks, trust issues and hope that they can overcome all the odds to get to their happily ever after.

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A Curse of Ash and Iron by Christine Norris – Review by Kerry Carr

A Curse of Ash and IronA Curse of Ash and Iron by Christine Norris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this retelling of a Cinderella type story. The author does an amazing job of making a familiar and classic tale into something new and refreshing.
This story is a story of a curse keeping 2 people prisoner, and 1 man desperately trying to break this spell. This story also has a historical element and the author doesn’t an amazing job of making the reader really feel part of that era.

When Ben meets his old school friend Eleanor after not seeing her for years he is shocked to discover that her and her father are trapped in a curse placed on them by her evil stepmother. Now it is a race against time as they need to break the curse before midnight on New Year’s eve else Eleanor and her father will be cursed and bound to her step mother for ever.

This is a story that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat wondering if they will or won’t break the spell. I was hooked and had to read it in one sitting just to find out what happens. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

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Fiddle and Fire (Hearts of Gold Book 2) by Ariella Talix – Review by Kerry Carr

Fiddle and Fire: A Steamy Historical MMF Romance (Hearts of Gold Book 2)Fiddle and Fire: A Steamy Historical MMF Romance by Ariella Talix
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an interesting historical romance. I haven’t read a historical romance with a MMF relationship before so that was unique given the time. The author does a really good job with all 3 main characters. All the information and backstories really helped to bring the characters to life for me. The romance was between Issac, Walter and Suzette is very powerful as Suzette can’t choose between the friends and the whole idea of not having to choose came about. The added danger and Suspense of events when Suzette’s past catches up to her gives this story another level making it more than just a romance.
I did enjoy this read, it was fast paced but at times I got confused when the pov narrative changed between the characters at random times of the book making it a little hard to recognise from who’s point of view I was reading from but overall it was enjoyable and a different take on a historical romance.
I would be interested in reading more from this author as the ideas were new and unique to me.

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Afflicted Love (Rhythm & Heart Series) by Autumn Sand – Review by Kerry Carr

Afflicted LoveAfflicted Love by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a really good read. It is a MM Romance and there are some aspects of if that some people may find triggering, however the author deals with them in a way that is respectful but doesn’t shy away from how terrible things can be. This story is about 2 guys who started out as friends. Both if them had traumatic childhood and they found comfort in each other.
As they get older the realise that their feelings towards one another is more than just friendship. However while Kyle is happy to embrace the person he is and the fact he is in love with Lyle, Lyle can’t come to terms with or admit the fact that he is in love with Kyle.
What unfolds is a toxic relationship as Lyle struggles to come to terms with his feelings for Kyle.
My heart hurt for them because everytime you think things are going to work out Lyle always gets scared and runs. Will he ever be able to embrace his true self and be with the man he loves?
This book is left with a cliff hanger and I can’t wait to carry on reading Kyle and Lyles story.

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The Vassal of Magic (The Virus of Beauty Book 3) by C.B. Lyall – Review by Kerry Carr

The Vassal of Magic (Virus of Beauty, #3)The Vassal of Magic by C.B. Lyall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in The Virus of Beauty series. I really recommend reading these books in order so you get a complete idea of the story and the amazing world the author creates. This is a fantasy adventure and it has been one rollercoaster of a ride. There has been action, danger, magic and everything in-between.
My heart goes out to Wilf. All he has wanted is to be a normal teenager but magic has other plans for him and because he is struggling to embrace the magic he’s stuck and can’t seem to move forward. This feeling has him questioning everything and wondering if he has what it takes to take the responsibility the magic requires. Wilf find himself questioning everything including his feelings towards Katryna.
In this story Wilf needs to embrace his power if he is going to defeat the evil that is threatening everything he knows and loves. It is a story of magical danger and finally being able to embrace the person you are. Does embracing his magic mean that Wilf will be saying goodbye to his normal teenage life forever? What would be the consequences if he decides to turn his back on the magic?
I was captivated with this whole series. It is a really unique story that takes the reader and a rollercoaster of emotions as we follows Wilf journey and adventure to save the magical Realms while still trying to remain a normal teenager.

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Reaper (War Brothers MC Book 1) by Bianca Lee Ward – Review by Kerry Carr

Reaper (War Brothers MC, #1)Reaper by Bianca Lee Ward
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Where can I start. I absolutely adore MC romance story’s. The mixture of strong protective men with the element of danger is always a winner for me. This romance is a slow burn which I enjoyed because it gave me the opportunity to get to know the characters in a more deeper way. And with everything that Ava went through it makes sense that Reaper wouldn’t want to rush things or make a move to quick.
One thing I did feel a bit strange about is it feels like the second book as Ava and Reaper meet at Axle and Elena’s wedding so maybe we will get their story at a later date.
As with all good MC romances our hero has a back story and Reaper is no exception, he has scars from past relationships and keeps his distance from women until he meets Ava. This is one woman he is prepared to protect at all costs.
Ava fled to the MC club after her husband abused her. Battered and broken physically, emotionally and mentally she is trying to rebuild her life but her husband is always lurking in the shadows.
Is she really save at the MC Club? Will anyone there care if her husband finds her? And why does she feel drawn to and safe when she is with Reaper.

Amazing story and I can’t wait to read more from this MC Club

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Three Women in November by Jim Shomos – Review by Kerry Carr

Three Women in NovemberThree Women in November by Jim Shomos
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this story of finding romance. The fast it is based around true events really brought the story to life. You can’t help for feel for Leo as he searches for that special someone. He’s an old fashioned romantic which was nice and refreshing to read about. The problem is the women Leo is attracted to and feels a connection with all have their own problems and issues to deal with. His connection with all 3 women is unique and special however at the time he meets them a relationship is the last thing any of them want.
As time progresses Leo doesn’t give up hope of finding love but what happens when the 3 women he is attracted to all become free and more open to him romantically at the same time.
Is this destiny’s way of rewarding Leo for believing in love and not giving up hope?
It is a very moving story with moments that make you laugh out loud. The 3 women are all unique and different and each one is dealing with different issues in their own way.
It was refreshing to read a romance from a males perspective and I liked how the author showed us every side of Leo’s character from his love of romance to his unmoving stubbornness. It showed that no matter what we may think no one is perfect.

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I’ll Love You Tomorrow (Trading Heartbeats Trilogy Book 3) by Julie Navickas – Review by Kerry Carr

I'll Love You Tomorrow (The Trading Heartbeats Trilogy #3)I’ll Love You Tomorrow by Julie Navickas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in the Trading Hearts Triology and wow what an emotional read. These books can be read as a standalone however some character are interwoven from the previous books so reading them in order makes the story feel complete as you are familiar with all the character.
This was a very emotional story about a young women who had it all. She had the love of her life and a thriving business but over time her business starts to fail and her marriage is on the rocks.
When a fire at her business destroys it Lauren has lost it all. Feeling lost and in despair she heads to Vegas. No one knows what happens in Vegas right?
With all the upheaval, secrets and things standing in their way can Mitch and Lauren rekindle their love or are some obstacles just too hard to over come.
I felt heartbroken for Lauren for all the pain she was enduring as Mitch was drifting away from her. I also fed sad of Mitch too because you could tell he didn’t want their marriage to fail that deep down he does truely love Lauren. A part of me was wishing them to pull things back together and at other times I felt their were better apart. This is definately a story that will take you on a rollercoast ride of emotions.

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The Promised Plan by Sharon Hughson – Review by Kerry Carr

The Promised PlanThe Promised Plan by Sharon Hughson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very moving and emotional read. It contains poems and is like short stories bit it all covers the same topic. It’s a story of one families way of dealing with the loss of their mother/ wife/grandmother. Such a huge loss in a family can make friction and arguments even worse as everyone tries to deal with their grief in their own way. Resentment can build and push people further apart at the time they should be the closest they have ever been.
When their mum passed Krista and Lacey were already not on speaking terms. These once close sisters have a wedge between them that needs to be fixed and before their mum passed she had a plan to do just that. However fate intervened and their mum didn’t make it to see her daughters reconcile. That is now down to the granddaughter to execute this plan and hopefully repair the damage.
This story is a story of grief, guilt, shame, dealing with all of these issues and some unresolved issues that have pushed the sisters apart.
This book is a very open and honest look at grief and dealing with loss. At times it’s not pretty as the sisters struggle with resentment towards God, the circumstances and even each other as well as feelings of guilt that they could have done more.
It is a beautifully open honest look into a family torn apart by loss and grief and the hope that no matter what things can become better and conflicts can be resolved.

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REIGN: The Rise of the Lich (The Silver Blood Knight Book 2 by Carol McKibben – Review by Kerry Carr

REIGN: The Rise of the LichREIGN: The Rise of the Lich by Carol McKibben
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in The Silver Blood Series. I really loved this paranormal adventure story. I would recommend reading this series from the beginning as I didn’t and at first I felt a bit lost in the story. However I still really enjoyed it and I will be going back to read book 1 so I can enjoy it even more.
The author does an amazing job of creating the characters and also the story itself. This story is action packed with dangers, and magic and so many magical beings. This is definately a story about good vs evil as Reign and his friends and warriors battle against all the evil beings that are threatening the world.
Just when you think they have solved the problem something else immerges. The story twists and turns with danger coming from places you don’t expect. I really can’t wait to read more of this series.

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The Serpent and the Firefly by Courtney Davis – Review by Kerry Carr

The Serpent and the FireflyThe Serpent and the Firefly by Courtney Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this paranormal fantasy. It had everything in a story I love. It is action packed, with secrets being reveled,magic, shapeshifters and the never ending battle between good and evil, and a added spark of a romance that shouldn’t work but does.

Jade is on the run. Part of the witness protection programme she believes the only worry she has is avoiding the grasp of her abusive ex and trying not to die of boredom in the new dead town she finds herself in but how wrong she is.
When a stranger arrives in her bedroom she worries her ex has found her, however she couldn’t be more wrong.
Baal is the first king of hell. He needs the help of a fairy to help him find a special key. However there is more to Jade than he realises at first. 1st she doesnt know she a fairy and has magical powers, 2nd according to the prophecy she has the ability to save or destroy him. How is he going to cope especially when he realises that the feelings between him and Jade become more than just attraction.
Jade has always been attracted to a bad boy and Baal is no exception but how will she react when she learns the truth about her existence and the part she is supposed to play in Baal’s life.
Can their budding romance overcome prophecy? Can Jade trust Baal or will his forked tongue make him out to be a lier and the snake that he is?With magical beings,Jade’s murderous ex after her and a fight between 4 different Realms do Baal and Jade stand any chance at all?

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Raising Elle (Sweet Valley Series Book 1) by S.E Reichert – Review by Kerry Carr

Raising ElleRaising Elle by S.E. Reichert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a second chance romance and a very emotional one at that. This is not your standard second chance romance. This deals with some subjects that maybe a trigger for some people. As a survivor of domestic violence reading parts of this story was hard but the author deals with the topic in a way that is respectful but also paints a very realistic picture of what it is like to be in that position.
I love the main characters of Elle and Blake. Both characters have so much depth that it is hard not to feel invested in their stories. Blake has also had a hard time in his past and when he reunites with Elle you just want to make everything better for them so they don’t have to deal with anymore heartache.

This is a very moving emotional story about heartache and heartbreak, losing and forgiving and finally healing.
Can Elle and Blake heal each other from their past so that they have a future together?

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Corpse Pixie by Sinister Styx – Review by Kerry Carr

Corpse PixieCorpse Pixie by Sinister Styx
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great short paranormal romance. This author has an amazing way of creating new and unique stories in a way that captivates a reader and doesn’t let go. This story was great with a murder mystery to solve, magical beings, and a romance that I didn’t see coming.
Belladonna is a pixie of the deadly kind. She has live a secluded life away from people and the risk of hunters. When Rene comes on her radar she sees her opportunity to use him to get her revenge on the hunters that hunt her and other paranormal beings.
Rene is suffering from deep grief over the loss of his twin sister. He still doesn’t know who murdered her but when another body turns up exactly the same he know he needs to get to the bottom of this. This is when he meets his angel. However Belladonna is a lot of things but an angel she is not.

What evolves is a story full of danger, secrets being reveled, and twists that I didn’t see coming. The end also leaves an opening for other books in the series which I really hope the author creates.

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Healing Kiss by Amanda Uhl – Review by Kerry Carr

Healing KissHealing Kiss by Amanda Uhl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this paranormal romance. The story is unique and I love the characters. Lillian is a really strong and determined character. Because of her abilities she is being hunted so she was forced into hiding but when her sister becomes ill she returns to save her, however she doesn’t have as much energy as she needs. She needs someone different, someone full of vitality energy to help fight and save her sister.
And she finds that in a Billionaire Tristain. Can she get him to help her sister? What will happen when she is seen with a popular Billionaire? Will her cover be blown after all these years?
Tristan doesn’t believe in anything paranormal. She when Lillian tries to explain her abilities he doesn’t believe her. However he has his own problems, with his mother dying could Lillian be the answer to saving his mother?
This is a very emotional story about 2 people trying to save the ones they love no matter what the cost. Even if that means Lillian’s cover is blown and the people she is running from finds her again.
I was really invested in these characters and their story. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down.

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Hero Complex (Bluestone Series Book 3) by Isobel Reed – Review by Kerry Carr

Hero Complex (Bluestone Series, #3)Hero Complex by Isobel Reed
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is was very sweet romance about 2 people who have deep issues in trusting people and allowing themselves to be loved finally coming together. It’s such a heartwarming read to see the characters growth as they help each other overcome their insecurities and issues and see what the other person sees.

Ace and Ivy’s story is really special. Ivy has had to deal with a lot losing her parents and then grandparents she has been struggling to keep the family ranch afloat for years. It seems the clients she used to have don’t want to deal with a female.
When Ace a retired Marine looks for a place to stay Ivy offers him one of the ranch shacks and Ace in return offers to work on the ranch.
When Ivy goes to an important meeting Ace goes along for support and somehow finds himself telling the perspective client that he and Ivy are engaged.
Realising that having a man on the ranch could be a way to bring back business Ivy decides to go along with this fake relationship for the sake of her business. But what happens when the fake side of the agreement turns into something real? Both Ace and Ivy have issues and insecurities but will they be able to overcome all that and finally be happy like they deserve?

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Cabin Eight (The Millersville Series Book 3) by Susan Specht Oram – Review by Kerry Carr

Cabin EightCabin Eight by Susan Specht Oram
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a good read. This is book 3 in The Millersville Series and these books keep getting better and better.
This story is definately not for the faint hearted. There are some hard hitting truths our main character has to come to terms with as well as uncovering a underground secret testing facility.
Miranda has had a tough time of things lately. With the passing of her friend playing constantly on her mind she has become a bit of a rebel always ignoring warning signs or rules.
The term curiosity killed the cat springs to mind with her and that becomes the situation she finds herself in after entering a barn with a no trespassing sign.
What follows is a twist and turning tale full of secrets, deceit, lies, not knowing who to trust, and facing your fears and past traumas. Miranda has to go through all of this if she has any hope of escaping the secret lab underground. Will she be able to escape? Or at the end of it will she know too much to be allowed to leave back into everyday society?

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Last King (Legacy of Riverfall Book 1) by Amabel Daniels – Review by Kerry Carr

Last King (Legacy of Riverfall Book 1)Last King by Amabel Daniels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the Legacy Of Riverfall series and I’m so excited to see what follows. I was captivated by this story from the start and I read it in on sitting. This is a fantasy adventure which has everything, action, tension, danger, Romance, fae’s and mystical beings. All these elements create a very unique story.
Maren has always dreamed of leaving her little village. To go and experience what else is out there but with so many unknown dangers and with her sister ill with a mystical illness Maren has no choice but to stay.
When the village is attacked, the villagers run to the Caverns to protect themselves, however Maren and another prisoner Kane are left outside.
Could this be the adventure that Maren had always wanted?
When Kane asked Maren to help him find something he’s missing she is a bit reluctant at first. I mean she doesn’t know him, can he even be trusted?
When Kane offers to take her to a magical plant which will cure her sister in return for her help Maren knows she has to just go for her sisters sake.
What follows is an adventure as these strangers work together to get what they both want. But the question is can Kane be trusted or did he make this magical plant up just to get Maren’s help? Also will the chance of adventure and a way of leaving her village be as amazing as Maren imagined or will she wish she was back and save in her little secure village surrounded with other people she has known all her life. And when secrets about Maren start to come to light it seems impossible to believe. How can she, a simple healer but the one person to save the mainlands? That’s surely not right, is it?

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Yeti Left Home by Aaron Rosenberg – Review by Kerry Carr

Yeti Left HomeYeti Left Home by Aaron Rosenberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this unique story. The author does a really good job of making the story engaging and some parts really had me laughing.
At times I felt sorry for Wylie. All he wants he a quiet peaceful life and to settle in but this wasn’t to be.

Wylie is a paranormal being to be exact he is a yeti. All his life he has tried to fit I’m with the humans and live a peaceful life. However all that changes when murders start happening in the little town he calls home. The strange circumstances lead the hunters back on his trail and Wylie becoming the number 1 suspect. Everything in Wylie is telling him to run but the Hunter won’t give up trying to find him
Wylie realises the only way to free himself is to find the person committing the murders and clear his name.
This is a story about finding your place in the world, finding friendships and learning how special they are and fighting for something you don’t want to lose.
This is a really enjoyable story and i look forward to reading more from this author.

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Ten Thousand Shells and Counting: A Memoir (Teenage War Survival Book 1) by Nadija Mujagic – Review by Kerry Carr

Ten Thousand Shells and Counting: A Memoir (Book 1) (Teenage War Survival series)Ten Thousand Shells and Counting: A Memoir (Book 1) by Nadija Mujagic
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a very heartbreaking and deeply moving story of a young teenager and the struggles she went through not only dealing with normal teenage issues such as friendships, boyfriends, family and rules but also with a war that is raging that could end her life or the life of the people she loves in a split second.
The author tells her story in a way that makes you feel like you are experiencing the things that she went through, like you’ve been transported back to that time.
One thing I took away from the author was how amazing she was at keeping her spirits up and not letting things drag her down. Even though there were moments where you can sense her fear ( and understandably so) the fear doesn’t overwhelm her.
This story is an eye opening read because you really get a sense of how being in the middle of a war affects not only the people fighting in it but all the innocent people caught in the crossfire. And how the trauma that you experience during that period never leaves you even when the war ends you still live with that trauma and fear everyday.

This is a very emotional read so definately have tissues ready but what also comes through is the author’s strength and determination to not allow the war and all the pain and loss to take over her life forever. It is a very inspiring story.

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