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That’s a Wrap (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 3) by Heather Silvio – Review by Maura Harper

That's a Wrap (Paranormal Talent Agency, #3)That’s a Wrap by Heather Silvio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The Paranormal Talent Agency” Series is one that features recurring characters and a common thread weaving though each story to tie them together. I would strongly recommend reading these books in order to enjoy the full bodied reading experience (and by full bodied, I mean laughs and angst and friendship and sparks).

Each of the stories in the series are easy reads and each story is well plotted with a strong beginning, middle, and end There are twists and turns as we go, but there is always a very clear ending even though it IS part of a series.

I recommend this author, this story and this series.

 

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After Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Maura Harper

After Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Series Book 2)After Wrath by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have a huge crush on this author and one click her books w/out question (I have purchased this one in paperback because THAT COVER!!!!.) Where The Hawke Family Series was a little dark and The Slip Series was light rom-com, The Deadliest Sin Series is WICKED and feels like it’s going to be a “chapter book” for adults.

AFTER WRATH is dark and sinister and oh so good. I’m not sure where this side of the author comes from. Who knew??? The story is well developed and easy to follow the plot as it unfolds. I don’t want to say anything else because I don’t want to give anything away. I will share my favorite (or one of them anyway) quotes from the book: “Get In. Get Off. Get Out. Get Gone.”

Book 1 absolutely must be read before reading this one.

It is currently May and the next story of the series does not come out until August. I feel like Veruca Salt in WILLY WONKA screaming “I WANT IT NOW”.

I absolutely 100% recommend this story.

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Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Series Book 1) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Maura Harper

Wrath (The Deadliest Sin Series Book 1)Wrath by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a HUGE fan of this author!!!!

WRATH is a fast, action packed read. It ends as abruptly as it begins. The beginning of the story started in what seemed like the middle of a story. As this is part of a previously published series, I’m not sure if the other stories in the series had the same “theme”. It didn’t matter though because the story worked itself out

I read this “blind” based solely in the author’s name and I wish everyone could read it this way

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Edge of the Storm (Silent Secrets Book 2) by Lisette Kristensen – Review by Maura Harper

Edge of the Storm: Book 2 (Silent Secrets)Edge of the Storm: Book 2 by Lisette Kristensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kick a$$ women, missions, spies, national defense, and code names. Super cool…

This is a quick read that is full of action and adventure.

Book 1 in the series should be read first to get the full experience of Halo and Blackbird.

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Dracones Guardian (Dracones Book 6) by Sheri-Lynn Marean – Review by Maura Harper

Dracones GuardianDracones Guardian by Sheri-Lynn Marean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Who doesn’t love Archangels and the five fates and evil demon-infested angels???

This is one if those stories that is written in such detail – it was a visual read – it was like watching a movie in my mind. This is a relatively “long” story and it flowed well from chapter to chapter. There is a lot going on with a lot of different characters yet it was a fascinating read.

I look forward to reading more from this “new to me ” author

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Maura Harper

Say SomethingSay Something by Jennifer L. Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“You are not alone. You are not less than. You are enough.”

“…that’s what family did. They forgave you for your moments of weakness and selfishness and helped you move forward.”

This is one of those stories that is so powerfully simple and yet so complex at the same time. Those two quotes are an example of the wisdom penned between the covers.

I hope this becomes (is part of) a series. There are so many characters that I want to know more about.

I could go on and on about this book but I wouldn’t be doing it justice. It is a book that I would recommend to anyone that likes a clean story that has a purpose. The purpose is forgiveness of self.

I absolutely recommend this book!!!

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The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge – Review by Maura Harper

The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3)The Vampire Queen by Brandi Elledge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am beginning to repeat myself with each review on books in this series…

What a great, quick read that is well written and took me on an adventure full of all the things that make this series wonderful.

There is so much that is just right about this series. The characters are well developed and no personality is wasted. It is a about friendships and frenemies and everything in between.

This is book 3 of the series and while it may be able to be read as a stand-alone, i think it would be better to read them in order.

Great book, great series, great author.

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Maura Harper

The Mourning IslandsThe Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THE MOURNING ISLANDS is one of those books that I went into thinking it was one thing when it was really about something else. Well it was kind of what I thought it would be but so so much more.

This is a multi dimensional story that twists and turns along the way. The characters are well developed, the story is well plotted and it is an enjoyable read.

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Fictional-ish by Natalina Reis – Review by Maura Harper

Fictional-ishFictional-ish by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a big fan of this author and was excited to read a rom com written by her.

This is a story that “on paper” checks all of my boxes. The blurb was right up my alley. In fact it felt oddly familiar as this happened to a couple of friends of mine.

I struggled with this book for a couple of reasons but if I told you why, I would be giving things away so I am going to “vague post” this review….

Don’t you hate when you hear that someone had really bad timing when admitting something and then expected things to turn into the fairytale? Me too. BEFs are real y’all.

This is a well written story and even though i found both MCs super annoying at times. The supporting characters were wonderful and i loved their support and encouragement.

I must admit that I read this story in accents – both Scottish and Australian and my accents are horrible. Lol

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Out of the Box Collection by Jennifer Theriot – Review by Maura Harper

Out of the Box CollectionOut of the Box Collection by Jennifer Theriot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This boxed set features the complete OUT OF THE BOX trilogy.

This series is almost too realistic at times. It causes all the feelings to show themselves. At times it was like being on a roller coaster and other times like being on a calm lake in a quiet boat.

I cannot have imagined reading this trilogy one book at a time. Each story picks up where the last one left off. Characters continue to grow and change during the whole story. There are layers and layers to these stories. It is absolutely a multi dimensional story that has a very defined beginning, middle and end.

4 solid stars!

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