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The Prisoner of the Dead (Dead World Book 1) by Megan Mackie – Review by Erica Shoebridge

The Prisoner of the Dead: Zombie Thriller Dystopia (Dead World Book 1)The Prisoner of the Dead: Zombie Thriller Dystopia by Megan Mackie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A good zombie post-apocalyptic novel with lots of action and fighting. Baron, our hero, is hard to get to know and has a serious lack of social skills and graces. When he is thrust into the hands of the Athelings as their unfortunate prisoner, he’s going to need to learn to communicate and work as a team in short order, if all of them hope to get out alive. The supernatural elements worked well, and were skillfully written. I liked that the book moved at a fast clip, with lots of interesting plot points. A good read for sci-fi and zombie lovers.

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Doctor D’s Orderly Affair (Doctors of Eastport General) by C.A. King – Review by Betsy Melano

Doctor D's Orderly AffairDoctor D’s Orderly Affair by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emily is a new orderly at Eastport General Hospital and is hearing some gossip about Doctor Desmond, aka Doctor D. Since Emily has never met Doctor D, she imagines he is that almost too perfect kind of Doctor who seems to have everything and really doesn’t believe he really exists. In all honesty, Doctor Desmond does exist and sure sounds like everyone’s dream. What the gossips don’t talk about is how much Doctor D cares for his patients and how hard he works to help the children under his care.
Overall I really enjoyed the book. It’s a short novella type story for Doctors of Eastport General. I am looking forward to checking out some of the stories written by other authors for this series.

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Class Clown (Ghost Girl Series) by Allan Evans – Review by Karen Pearman

Class ClownClass Clown by Allan Evans
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a new author for me, but I was intrigued by the cover as I love anything horror related, and because of Pennywise I love clowns. I felt this was a perfect fit for me based off that and considering it was the young adult genre that made me grab it. I’m ecstatic with the glee after finishing it. I would say that everyone needs to read this, but I will hold that statement and say everyone except those scared of clowns should read it. While I found it to be a fantastic read, those with clown fears would probably not agree. I found this to be a very entertaining and well written story. I was literally on the edge of my seat turning the pages. Some parts of the storyline gave me goosebumps. I LOVED IT! I highly recommend this book! I look forward to reading more of this authors books.

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Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock – Review by Cindy Rushin

Guardians of the Garden (Guardians of the Garden, #1)Guardians of the Garden by Theresa Pocock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book by Theresa Pocock. Right from the beginning there was drama and intrigue. The book kept my interest as it led me on a journey with many twists and turns. Theresa Pocock has created a dynamic world full of interesting characters and I enjoyed my journey through it. The cliff hanger ending left me breathless as I wait on the next installment of this series. Theresa Pocock is an author to watch, and I look forward to seeing more from her.

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Music Man (Romance in Rehoboth #1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Music Man (Romance in Rehoboth Book 1)Music Man by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Music Man is a single Dad rock star romantic comedy and is a fun and enjoyable read. Book one in a new series by K.L. Montgomery, each book in the ‘Romance in Rehoboth’ series is a standalone story set in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. “You’re never too old to fall in love with a rock star. Or chase your dreams”. Claire has just turned 40 and fallen in love with Jack, a want to be, rock star. Claire’s not sure if it’s his guitar, his beard or the flannel he wears but she finds Jack utterly irresistible. Music has always been Jacks first love but having failed to make it big as a singer and songwriter he turned to teaching music instead. When he starts teaching piano to Claire, he finds himself falling for the stunning read head. Then just as they start a relationship Jack’s big break comes and he has a chance to become a rock star and fulfil his first love.
I enjoyed this romantic comedy, Claire is an independent and strong female lead character and Jack is essentially a nice guy. I like the fact that Montgomery has written a romance novel where the main characters are over 40, rather than the younger norm. The storyline flowed nicely and I was fully immersed in Claire and Jack’s love story and loved the setting of Delaware’s top vacation destination. I look forward to reading other books in this series.

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Age of Secrets (The Druid’s Brooch Series Book 8) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Caítríona Brauders

Age of Secrets (Druid's Brooch: #8)Age of Secrets by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t read many novels of this genre but I will be checking out more books from Christy Nicholas now that I’ve read this book.
Its a book with a comfortable vibe to it, its pace is steady and I loved the descriptions that Christy Nicholas used to really set the scene. The characters are complex and I think its easy to relate to the main character Fingin who feels like hes an outsider in life and takes comfort and peace in the shape of a dog called Bran. A great insight to the relationship of man and mans best friend.
A feel good read and good if you’re looking something a little different.

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Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides – Review by Jonell Collins

Black BladeBlack Blade by Alexander Charalambides
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first started reading Black Blade (Black Blade Book 1) by Alexander Charalambides, I was a bit put off with the short clipped dialogue of our hero and heroine. But as I continued to read, I realized how normal that was. That is exactly how a great many of us speak and communicate. It was worth sticking with it because as you progress through the story the other characters in the story have dialogue that is a thing of beauty. I love language and how it flows together, and this author brings it to the fore. The characters are very unique, well described and memorable. The world he builds is diverse and you can almost smell it. There is plenty of action, twists and turns and quite unpredictable. Then, of course, there is always the story within the story. Just a little head up here the story goes at a nice little pace until you near the end. It’s a page turning roller coaster after that. Be prepared.

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Journeys Through TimeSpace (Journeys Through Book 2) by James Talisman – Review by Jonell Collins

Journeys Through TimeSpaceJourneys Through TimeSpace by James Talisman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In Journeys Through TimeSpace (Journeys Through Book 2) by James Talisman we meet again some of the same characters from the first book and who doesn’t like a save-the-world book. With young adults Matt, Julia, and Dan who are on their way to … becoming, and the characters on the spaceship Basilisk having second thoughts, this is a great little world that gets your mind to thinking. This is not a book to just zip through it’s a book to think through.

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P.A.W.S. (The P.A.W.S. Saga, Book 1) by Debbie Manber Kupfer – Review by Jonell Collins

P.A.W.S.P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer is an excellent little book. A good book for a young adult to read. It’s about belonging about finding your tribe. Mary spends many years as the odd man out. When she enters a new world and finds her people she finally learns what family is all about. Great story, with great characters. I think I will be remembering this author because I want a little more.

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Aberration (Aberration Series Book 1) by Naomi Valkyrie & Rebecca E. McEwen – Review by Jonell Collins

AberrationAberration by Rebecca E McEwen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Aberration: Book One by Naomi Valkyrie and Rebeccae McEwen, is a fast paced, simply written story. They set up a believable world with nicely built characters. It has a good plot and its left a little open ended for more. I see a series coming on. Even a little romance going on in this story that some might feel uncomfortable with.

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