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Paladin’s Hell by Manda Mellett- Review by Moriah Venable

Paladin's Hell: Satan's Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #1Paladin’s Hell: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #1 by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Paladin Hell is the first novel in the Colorado Chapter series by Manda Mellet. This is my first novel by this author.

After going through a nightmare, Jayden gets a knight in shining leather by the name Paladin. He looks out for her, protects her and while there are feelings surfacing, there relationship can go no further.

Years past, and their relationship progresses but are there people who will try to tear them apart?

With the being the first book of a spinoff series, I wasn’t familiar with the characters but I didn’t feel confused. I was really engrossed the story and reading about the two relationships that form and the intertwining of the characters history.

I loved Paladin and how he was always there for Jayden. Because of what she went through, I was glad their relation was more slow and took more time to develop.

I will definitely have to go back read the original story but I look forward to reading more of this as well.

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Untrainable by Jamie Schlosser -Review by Moriah Venable

UntrainableUntrainable by Jamie Schlosser
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Untrainable in a novel by Jamie Schlosser. This is my fifth novel by this author.

After seeing Hadley Holiday in a television show, Theo Legend can’t seem to get her out of his head or his dreams. Known as a bad boy and in need on money, he thinks of an idea to get both.

Hadley Holiday may not have won on The Final Showdown but she wants a career in show business and when she offered a job by Theo, she takes it.

Theo may not believe in love at first sight, but there is definitely something there between the two of them.

I always grab any book by this author and was not disappointed. I was hoping for a new book in The Good Guys series but this was a really cute novel set in reality television. Something I used to read when I was younger and gave me better insight how things happen behind the scene.

For anyone looking for a cute quick read, I recommend this novel. It’s the perfect book to start off the year with.

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Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler – Review by Moriah Venable

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 is the second novel in the Katrina Cardinal mystery series by Ellen Butler. This is my second novel by this author.

While having a heated discussion with Senator Harper, Katrina is shocked and surprised when he falls at her feet dead. What makes matters worse is when she becomes a “person of interest” and find out that someone hacked into his pacemaker.

Katrina starts her own investigation to discover who would want the senator dead and why.

With this being my first political mystery, I highly enjoyed it. I love Katrina and how she handles situations.

The novel was well paced and kept me hooked. I may start to read more in this genre.

I hope there is more to this series.

I’m happy with this novel being my final read of the year and highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a quick mystery to read.

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The Confectioner’s Truth by Claire Luana – Review by Moriah Venable

The Confectioner's Truth (Confectioner Chronicles Book 3)The Confectioner’s Truth by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Confectioner’s Truth is the third novel in the Confectioner Chronicles series. This is my fifth novel by this author.

Two weeks after the events of the second novel, Wren and her group are exploring new lands.

Going through a period of self-doubt, Wren has to come to terms with her previous bad decisions. She feels the weight of her loss and wonders what to do next. She has been a character that I have really enjoyed reading about. Her growth over the course of the three books has been amazing to read with me rooting for her and wondering how this story will end.

Wren has made a lot of decisions but now she has to pull herself together in order to save Alessa.

I can’t describe in words how this novel has made me feel. Feeling a maelstrom of emotions and sad to see this end but it was a satisfied ending.

For anyone looking for something new to read with an amazing premise and relatable characters, I highly recommend this.

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The Confectioner’s Coup by Claire Luana – Review by Moriah Venable

The Confectioner's Coup (Confectioner Chronicles, #2)The Confectioner’s Coup by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Confectioner’s Coup is the second novel in the Confectioner Chronicles by Claire Luana. This is my fourth novel by this author.

After surviving the ordeals from the first book, Wren is now trying to prove the King is to blame for sudden disappearances of some of the guild members including a new recruit.

This new investigation takes her another journey with friends and foes. Will she be able to stop a rebellion?

I really enjoyed this novel and was so excited to read this novel.

Wren is such a strong, relatable female character who has gone through so much since entering the Guild but still pushes through anything thrown at her.

The POVs do change which was surprising but I enjoyed reading from the other voice once I got use their pace and tone.

I am so in love with the covers.

I look forward to seeing how this series ends.

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The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Moriah Venable

The Moon in Her Eyes: a witch's taleThe Moon in Her Eyes: a witch’s tale by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Moon in Her Eyes is a stand-alone novel by Nikki Broadwell. This is my second novel by this author.

On her 18th birthday, Emeline take her place among her fellow witches including her Grandfather.

With the ability to travel through time, Emeline must prove her innocence when she is blamed for everything going wrong in the lives of tribe Wampanoag tribe in the year 1694. But there is more to her than even she knows.

I don’t read witches stories very much. I am very selective with the ones I do read but I really enjoyed this one.

The plot of time travel and Emeline trying to get the attention of the boy of she loves to remember was really interesting.

I highly recommend this novel.

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Forgetting Ophelia (Friendship and Secrets Book 2) by Julie C Gardner – Review by Moriah Venable

Forgetting Ophelia: A Novel (Friendship & Secrets, #2)Forgetting Ophelia: A Novel by Julie C. Gardner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Forgetting Ophelia is the second novel in the Friendship & Secret series by Julie C. Gardner. This is my first novel by this author.

At a glance, Lia has her life in her hands and feels like she will be with her husband Jake forever. But life has other plans when Jake’s secrets come to light and not only shatters her but the life she knew.

When more tragedy strikes, Lia has to make to choice to try to work things out with Jake even after hurting her or make a new life for herself.

I went into this book not knowing anything about it. I feel it made it a better reading experience. Lia was a great character whose has to discover herself and want she want in her own life. She finally able to make decision that she want to make and the be the person she meant to.

This was a roller coaster of a book with a lot of emotions but I really enjoyed it. The novel has more layers and had twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting

I look forward to reading more by this author.

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Isabella’s Painting: A Notorious Art Heist Mystery (Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 1) by Ellen Butler – Review by Moriah Venable

Isabella's Painting (Karina Cardinal Mystery #1)Isabella’s Painting by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Isabella’s Painting is the first novel in the Karina Cardinal mystery series by Ellen Butler. This is my first novel by this author.

Instead of relaxing at home watching Netflix, Karina Cardinal is getting dressed to attend her boyfriend Patrick Dunne parent’s holiday party.

While there, she notices Patrick’s dad may be up to something that includes the stolen artwork that was taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum years before.

The FBI was unable to solve and locate the paintings but with Karina’s new information it’s possible they may have been found.

I have not read a cozy mystery in over a year and have been wanting to. Reading this novel made me remember how much fun and entertaining they are.

While Karina is not a detective, she is really smart and is able to put clues together. And while working with a friend that is an FBI agent, sparks may fly.

The author did a great job combining an actual event within the story of this novel. I even did some research while reading and discovered more information about the heist which made it all the more to read.

I look forward to the next book in the series as well as the cover. The cover caught my eye before I read the summary.

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Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell – Review by Moriah Venable

Burning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the futureBurning Night: where the ashes of the past awaken the future by Nikki Broadwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Burning Night is novel by Nikki Broadwell. This is my first novel by this author.

Escaping an abusive relationship, Collie leaves with the help of her friend Mary who gets her a truck and money. But when her money is stolen, she is forced to return to exotic dancing. Though she is skeptical of it working because of her age.

Her goal is to attend Burning Night which is located in a small town in Alaska. She also meets younger man named Tim. Will she find happily ever after or will it just be another heartbreak?

I have been in a reading slump lately and was apprehensive about reading anything. The summary caught my attention and I thought I would give it a try. I’m glad I did. Collie was strong and vulnerable and it was great to read her growth and how she overcame obstacles. I was so happy when I was reading her leaving her abusive husband and trying to regain her self confidence that had been lowered over the years.

I don’t want to give too much away. With a strong female lead, a little romance and a theme of overcoming obstacles and reaching your goals, this is novel that can be relatable to anyone who reads it.

This story maybe short but it leaves you on the edge and doesn’t let go. I really enjoyed this novel and will read more by this author.

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Born to Fight (Can’t Resist You 1) by Brittany Anne – Review by Moriah Venable

Born to Fight (Can't Resist You, #1)Born to Fight by Brittany Anne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Born to Fight is the first book in the Can’t Resist You series by Brittany Anne. This is my first novel by this author.

Rain lives in an a bunker alone and quite content with her routine for the past two years until she helps a man who is bloody and in need of medical attention.

Hunter Kane, a Resistance soldier is hurt while trying to protect a women from being attacked. When unconscious for a few days, her voice pierced through his thoughts and makes him to want to wake up to see her.

After nursing him back to health, Rain, feels a bond with Hunter but both don’t want to get to close to each other for different reasons. Can Hunter, the soldier born to kill find something he wants more or will Rain’s secret tear them apart.

I didn’t think I was going to like the dystopian setting but I really enjoyed the dark and gritty world it was set in.

I loved the characters and how the story unfolds and the secrets the main characters were hiding.

I hope the next story is Kayla and Sawyer. Definitely felt some chemistry there.

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