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Nite Fire: Chain Reaction C.L Schneider – Review by Krystal Gregory

Chain Reaction (Nite Fire, Book 2)Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Chain Reaction C.L Schneider
4 out of 5 stars
This book is the second book in the Nite Fire series. I high recommend reading this series in book order as there is a lot in the first book that builds into the second. This paranormal thriller continues with the main character of Dahlia Nite. Dahlia is a strong, feisty woman and she is doing everything within her power, along with the help of her partner Alex Creed, to protect the human race against from all sorts of creatures that go bump in the night.
Soon Dahlia and Alex find themselves investigating mysterious deaths in Sentinel City and the path on which the investigation takes them is both heart stopping and white knuckling.
The relationship and banter between Dahlia and Alex is both endearing and hilarious. Several times I laughed because of the quick witted sarcasm and dry humor.

High recommended for paranormal genre lovers.

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Nite Fire: Flash Point by C.L. Schneider – Review by Krystal Gregory

Flash Point (Nite Fire, #1)Flash Point by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Flash Point by C.L. Schneider
4 out of 5 Stars

This book is a huge match for its namesake. Flashpoint. This book moves at a fast pace and keeps you engaged as a reader. I loved this book from cover to cover. This is a supernatural shifter book and this author knows how to weave a very interesting story, with a lot of detail, a well developed plot and a ton of mysterious turns. Our main character, Dalia has found herself in an unknown place, away from her homeworld, and among humans. She left under extreme circumstances and there is no option to go back.

Lovers of Mystery, Supernatural, Shifter stories will love this story! I highly recommend this book!

 

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The Way You Are (Carolina Connections Book 5) by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Krystal Gregory

The Way You Are (The Carolina Connections, #5)The Way You Are by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Way You Are (Carolina Connections Book 5) by Sylvie Stewart
4 out of 5 stars

This book is about friends, love, baseball and the love of baseball, and I loved every minute of it. Poor, sweet Brett has found himself Mayor of Friendzone on more than one occasion. But when he meets the passionate and fiery Liv, he is willing to do anything to make a permanent move out of that territory and into boyfriend land. To bad that position is already filled by a baseball playing He-Man who could easily crush Brett.

Liv tells herself that she can have Brett as a friend. I mean really, women and men can be friends and nothing come of it. At least, that is what she keeps telling herself, until she develops a crush on Brett and is not sure what do about his persistent nature.

The quick and witty banter between these two was adorable. The situations the found themselves in was equally hilarious, and the dual POV was refreshing to be continuously placed in the frame of mind of each character. I highly recommend this book.

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The Mother-in-Law by Judy Moore – Review by Krystal Gregory

The Mother-in-LawThe Mother-in-Law by Judy Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Mother-in-Law by Judy Moore
4 out of 5 Stars

This book is the physical manifestation of the fear every girl has when she is searching for her potential life long partner. Evil Mother-In-Law.. Victoria feels that she has got it all. Handsome man, handsome house, handsome life, or so she thinks, until she meets her mother-in-law…who is straight up evil. I mean, there is Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th Evil and then there is this woman. This book is incredibly suspenseful. As the plot thickens and the details unravel, you will find yourself flipping, (or in my case tapping) the pages faster and faster to find out what happens. When secrets of Brad and his Mother start to unfurl, Victoria starts to understand that this isn’t at all what she signed up for when she said Till death do us part.

This author created a very suspenseful and detailed story. I was drawn in from the very first chapter. I loved every last minute of it. Highly recommended.

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Awakening Of A Soul Keeper: Prequel To The Soul Keeper Series by Brienne Dubh – Review by Krystal Gregory

Awakening Of A Soul Keeper - Prequel to the Soul Keeper SeriesAwakening Of A Soul Keeper – Prequel to the Soul Keeper Series by Brienne Dubh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awakening Of A Soul Keeper: Prequel To The Soul Keeper Series by Brienne Dubh
5 out of 5 stars

This fast high action, fast paced, paranormal, fantasy romance novel will change how you want to read about vampires in the future. This book is the prequel to the series so you learn a lot about the characters and you are prepared to dive into the Soul Keeper Series if you have not already read or have started that series.

This book, while shorter, does an amazing job of building foundations of each characters and histories of each. I, myself, have not read the Soul Keeper series, however, I am happy that I started with this book. Theodora, our main female character, is strong, willful and full of fire. Lizander is hard, impassive and not at all what you think he should be by the end of the book as he grows to be someone completely unexpected. Theodora is the keeper of a vampire’s soul. Lizander is that Vampire. The interaction between the two of them is both hilarious and tense, expected yet unexpected. I HIGHLY recommend this book for lovers of paranormal, romance, and scifi fantasy.

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Santa’s Little Helper by Shaan Ranae – Review by Krystal Gregory

Santa's Little HelperSanta’s Little Helper by Shaan Ranae
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Santa’s Little Helper by Shaan Ranae
4 out of 5 stars

It novel is short but hot, Jake, who is second generation of his family’s department store, finds himself in the unusual predicament of having to fill in for Santa one afternoon. He isn’t exactly what you call kid friendly. However, with a little help from Santa’s little helper, both Jake is able to pull off the perfect santa, but isn’t the last of his worries. I don’t want to give away too much, as this book is less than 100 pages, but it has all the markings of a great Hallmark movie and will give you some series warm and fuzzies, plus, and in some hot steamy romance scenes and you have the perfect holiday read!

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Alive (Sundown Series, #3) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Krystal Gregory

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alive, Book 3 in the Sundown Series by Courtney Konstantin
4 out of 5 stars

This book hits all the right notes that a book should. This book is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the end of the world is not brought on by mother nature, but by the meddling of mankind. When a virus runs rampant through humanity, causing those who are infected to turn into flesh eating zombies, it turns into a race against the clock for survival. Our main characters, Rafe, (bad A** and one overall tough dude) and Charle, (whip smart, hot chick lab scientist) are on the run from those who are infected. Rafe is determined to get to his sisters and keep Charlie alive in the process. Charlie is strong, smart and is determined to prove to Rafe that she is his equal and can help him, and is not a liability.

Things change as they are venturing on when Rafe and Charlie discover they are being hunted, not only by zombies, but by mercenaries. Will they survive? You will have to read this book and the first two in this series. This book is amazing. Incredibly detailed and the plot is beyond fantastic. Konstantin has proven herself to be an incredible author and I cannot wait to read more novels by her,

 

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Rising Star by Susannah Nix – Review by Krystal Gregory

Rising StarRising Star by Susannah Nix
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rising Star by Susannah Nix
4 out of 5 Stars

Super adorable! Susannah Nix is an author who continues to impress me with her well developed plots, beautiful characters and complex storylines. This book starts off quick and I love that about books. I am not really into the slow burn kind of book. I like when an author gets into the meat and potatoes of what the book is supposed to be about, and this author does that.
Griffin and Alice are two very loveable characters. Alice has found herself in the situation where she is losing her job and her home, and Griffin, super duper i-am-moving-from-a-soap-drama-to-be-a-movie-star Griffin, is needing someone to dog sit his pooch. Griffin offers her the job and she accepts. Fast forward to her moving in and the sexual tension between the two rise. I won’t spoil it for you but when the tension finally spills over, it comes boiling out.
NOTE: Ms Nix offers a word of caution in the preface as there is some subject matter in the form of sexual harassment that is addressed in this story. If this subject makes you uncomfortable in anyway, please consider this before reading, otherwise, this book is highly recommended.

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Hope’s Defeat by Angela McPherson – Review by Krystal Gregory

Hope's Defeat (The Fated #3)Hope’s Defeat by Angela McPherson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hope’s Defeat, Book 3 in the Fated Series by Angela McPherson
5 out of 5 Stars

This third installment of the Fated series is everything I could have hoped for. This book is not a standalone. You will want to read the previous two books in the series to fully understand what is happening in this book as this one starts off with a bang. We start off with Trinity, lost and losing hope for finding Blain. Trinity and Blain share a connection that Blain is struggling to understand and Trinity is struggling to hold on to. You can physically feel the amount of guilt and pressure that Trinity is holding over herself as she searches to find Blain and the sorrow that comes when she learns of the missing Watchers.
Blain is an intense character. His dynamic is both complex, yet very simple. He is purpose driven, fear driven, and emotion driven. He is selfish. He knows that, but at his core, his most basic of creation, he is going to protect Trinity. He was born to do that.
My most favorite part of this entire book and series is the paranormal aspect where the author brought in pieces of mythology. To see all of the actions and the heartbreak from the past two books come to a conclusion in this final book, was both happy and sad at the same time. I am sad that there is not going to be another book, but I am also happy for the conclusion of this epic story.
This author is a masterful storyteller. She has the unique ability to combine known mythology and make it new with interesting characters, heart wrenching story-lines and lovable, relatable characters who you become attached to. I highly recommend this book for lovers of history, paranormal, romance, and sci-fi. You will not regret picking up this book.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Krystal Gregory

Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler
4 out of 5 stars

This book stars with a bang. I love a really good mystery and this book delivers. This second installment in the Karina Cardinal series is just as good as the second. We see characters from the first novel and we are introduced to characters who are specific to this novel.
When Karina becomes the main suspect in the murder of a senator, she launches into her own Nancy Drew style of investigation to figure out who could be behind the murder of a Washington Senator and why they are trying to frame her. I won’t go into to many more details as I feel it will give away too much of the book, but if you are fans of John Grisham, and Nancy Drew/Hardy Brothers investigation, you will love this book.

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