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Cosplay Worthy by Quiana Glide – Review by Liz Vrchota

Cosplay WorthyCosplay Worthy by Quiana Glide
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this cosplay romance that just pulled me in right from the beginning and never let go until the end. This was a new author to me and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but when I saw the cover and some reviews I knew this was something I couldn’t miss the chance to read. I am glad I one-clicked on a rainy and dreary day because this was exactly what I needed. I felt as if I was right there with the characters as they experienced what was going on, sometimes as if I was cosplaying myself. It was just the right amount of steam and love story to balance the geeky nerd parts that I also wanted so much but can sometimes overwhelm the story. I can’t wait to see what else is available from this author and what may come next.

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Journeys Through AllCreation (Journeys Through Book 3) by James Talisman – Review by Liz Vrchota

Journeys Through AllCreation (Journeys Through Book 3)Journeys Through AllCreation by James Talisman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have sincerely loved these books from the start, something I highly suggest everyone start from as well. These books are jam packed full of adventurers that go in an order that really needs to be read in an order. They are even available in a box set for convenience too so that is a nice snag if you are a bargain shopper like me for a series. Back to business lol. This book is another fast adventure that is built around an ancient artifact that holds the power to save all creation. There are lots of old characters that we get to visit with again and follow and new ones we get to meet too! I love the characters. They are so realistic and vivid. The scenery too is just so imaginative and beautiful that it makes me feel as if I am there myself with the characters as we embark on the next adventure. I also loved the deep thinking that goes into the book and that it makes me do as I read. I can’t wait to see what this author is cooking up next!

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Bella: An Appalachian Love Story & Jagged Dawn: Logan’s Beginnings by Valerie Davisson – Review by Liz Vrchota

Bella-An Appalachian Love Story & Jagged Dawn-Logan's BeginningsBella-An Appalachian Love Story & Jagged Dawn-Logan’s Beginnings by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is two prequels in one, to a series of books so I would recommend that you be aware of that before starting at least. They are both beautiful novels and wonderfully vivid reads that will set you up beautifully for the Logan McKenna Mystery books. I loved the sweet and heartwarming story of Norah and her violin in the first book and how that tied the gorgeous cover into the book. She is so relatable and I just loved everything about her. This book was deeply rooted in history and storytelling and I felt like I was taken on the most unique history lesson but in the most unique way. In book two we learned the background of Logan McKenna, who is the Great Granddaughter of Norah. How cool huh! The violin also plays more into this one as well. I really liked how the books were separate but not. I look forward to seeing if we will be getting more in this series of books or not, fingers crossed for the more!

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The Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Ghastly GumballThe Ghastly Gumball by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First of all, I have to say the cover of this book is outstanding and draws in the reader before you even read the title or the snappy synopsis, but once you do you want to know what the story is inside as well. I am personally a fan of the author and have followed and read her work before so I was anxious to get my hands on this sucker but I would have scooped this up as a new reader instantly based solely on the cover. Secondly, this book is short and fun. It packs a lot of really cool elements like magic and gumballs and octopus and romance and all the things into one neat, fun and relatable package that is fun to disappear into for a short time. I literally feel like I am lost into a whole new world when I read her work and that is the coolest thing ever and I love that. It is vivid and realistic in a way that is tangible. I can’t wait to see what we will get to disappear into next!

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Until There Was You by G. Colgrove – Review by Liz Vrchota

Until there was youUntil there was you by G. Colgrove
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Woah, this book took me on one heck of a ride in a whirlwind of an afternoon. I didn’t know what to expect when I sat down to read it on a cold and rainy Sunday. I knew I needed to disappear into something good and this was a new author with promising reviews and a gorgeous cover so I figured why not. I can’t even begin to describe the amount of sizzle and sass that I was greeted with, and the fun pull of the romance too! Everything with Regan and Jeremy was balanced in a way that was poetic and believable and I could only complain about wanting more. Seriously. I loved it all and I can’t wait to see what else is available and to come!

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Lingering Spirits (Soul Connection Book 4) by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Liz Vrchota

Lingering Spirits (Soul Connection, #4)Lingering Spirits by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really have enjoyed reading this series from the beginning, and I would recommend that you do so as well for the fullest enjoyment of the books. This one really delves right in and takes us on a journey more into the psychic side of things and I just loved every moment of it. I really enjoy how these novels don’t get too odd or overwhelmed with the paranormal side of things and things flow so well that they are believable and realistic like they should be. This makes them so much more enjoyable and relatable for a reader like myself who dabbles in the occult and believes in this type of things. I really enjoyed this one and felt a strong connection to the characters. I look forward to seeing what we will get next!

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Unchecked: A Steamy Love Triangle Love Romance by Carina Alyce – Review by Liz Vrchota

Unchecked (MetroGen Downtown Kiss and Tell, #1)Unchecked by Carina Alyce
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yall, if you haven’t checked out this author you really should! Especially if you are a lover of all things Grey’s Anatomy and ER type shows like I am myself. I love medical dramas and these books take all the things I love about those and the tropes I love in my book world and mixes them together to make the best reads that take me away and I love every single minute of it. When I open one I know I am going to be pretty much unavailable until I find out how that book finishes so I am grateful they are not huge novels that I can consume fairly fast for myself. This one was so fun because it brought the lovers triangle to the forefront and did a wonderful job of it as well. I was consumed with Stella’s story and her journey to find that love and the right fit for her. I won’t be divulging any deets for that you will have to read yourself but I can promise it will be a steamy one you won’t want to put down! I can’t wait to see what we will get next!

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Doctor in the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction, Book 3) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Liz Vrchota

Doctor in the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction, #3)Doctor in the Outback by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have really loved the Welcome to Bunya Junction novels so far but this one has to be my favorite yet! I really needed a feel good love story and this one just had all the right boxes ticked for me when I needed it most. This author has a wonderful knack for writing amazing scenery that takes me away to the Outback of Australia and honestly who doesn’t need that, especially in the middle of the winter in Nebraska. I absolutely fell in love with Scott and was really rooting for him happily ever after the whole time. I can’t wait to see what we will get next!

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(UN)Loved (Mixed Emotions Series) by Katy Hunter – Review by Liz Vrchota

(Un)Loved (Mixed Emotions, #1)(Un)Loved by Katy Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a new to me author and fun and inviting cover that drew me in and had me intrigued right away! I had to know what was going to happen inside and I am glad I scooped this sucker up. It was quite the busy read and had a lot of story in it but this author did a fab job of keeping things pretty organized and my attention honed while I read. I liked that things were not always sunshine and roses for the characters like life so often is as it made the book not only relatable but real and believable. I for sure will be back to see what will happen next because I feel like this book was definitely ended in a way more will be coming and I will be definitely checking out this author’s other works soon as well!

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So Right (Love Grows Series Book 5) by Renee Regent – Review by Liz Vrchota

So Right: A Fake Fiancee Reverse Age Gap Romance (Love Grows Series Book 5)So Right: A Fake Fiancee Reverse Age Gap Romance by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so excited to get my hands on this fifth installment of the Love Grows series! It was absolutely everything I thought it would be too, just wonderful and romantic and sweet! This book had me hooked right from the very start with the premise of Amara and Petro both vying for this promotion and being both deserving. Both of them are so cute and have this attraction so the assignment isn’t going to kill them but it later develops its own issues and that is where the novel really comes in with the hard hitting feels and twists and turns that just make you keep reading past your bedtime to see if these two will get the happily ever after you so badly want them to. I so much hope for more in this series and if you haven’t had a chance to check out the rest of them I would run and do so. They are all wonderful couples and reads!

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