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MOVIE STAR (21st Century Courtesan Book 2) by Pamela DuMond

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MOVIE STAR (21st Century Courtesan Book 2) by Pamela DuMond
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Genre – Dark Romance
Page count – 185 pages
Cover Designer: Marissa Shor at Cover Me Darling
Publishing Company – Pamela DuMond Media
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MOVIE STAR: Book Two

Gorgeous movie star Jake Keller’s on track to win an Oscar. But Jake’s shutting down, going off grid. I travel to Hollywood to try and help discover what — or who — broke Jake. But powerful people want Jake’s dirty little secret to stay buried and are willing to do anything to keep it that way.

Is one of them Easton Wolfe – the same man I broke so many years ago?

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I’m a 21ST CENTURY COURTESAN.

Beautiful, broken billionaires pay Ma Maison Agency ungodly sums of money to be with me because I’m empathic: I feel their emotions in my body. I track down the bitter belief that broke them and then I help them heal.

I’m down to my last four clients. One wants to play me. One wants to buy me. One wants to marry me. And one wants to murder me. Will I get out in time…

~ AMAZON ~ BARNES AND NOBLE ~ ITUNES ~

USA Today Bestselling author Pamela DuMond can’t pick between writing swoony romance novels and books that make people laugh. Therefore, she writes both.

Pam pitched the ERIN BROCKOVICH story to ‘Hollywood.’ Her books have been adapted into mobile games by Chapters Interactive Stories and optioned for Film/TV. A Midwestern girl at heart, she now lives in So Cal where she’s busy reading, writing, and being bossed around by two opinionated cats.

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Killer Lawyer (Jake Wolfe Book 3) by Mark Nolan – Review by Emily Walsh

Killer LawyerKiller Lawyer
ByMark Nolan
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Killer Lawyer (Jake Wolfe Book 3) by Mark Nolan was a pretty okay read that has many heart stopping moments.

My first read by this author, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I will say that this book is part of a series, and though this book can be read as a standalone, I did find that there were many things, in regards to character background, development, and past plots; that at times made me feel lost. So I highly suggest reading the other books before this one.

As much as I enjoyed this book, I have a mixed review for you.

This was for me, a slow read, that was a little all over the place. I felt like there were too many sub-plots, too much non-essential information, and way too much overexplaining. The lulls between action were dull, too long, and frankly I got a little bored. To be blunt, I got some Issues with Sara. Now that could have come from me jumping into this series at book 3, but man oh man, she got on my nerves. I don’t like when ultimatums are given, and frankly I found the way she acted towards Jake was immature and closed minded. There has to be give and take, and to make a relationship work, compromise is needed, and one person should not have to give up their entire life/job, when the other party isn’t willing or won’t do the same. I’m a serving member, and maybe I’m pulling at old wounds, but that whole situation was, you could say, triggering for me.

On to the good.

I have a deep love for the amount of research that when into this book. I’m talking the little things, one that got me was the “hurry up and wait.” It’s a common military situation, one I have been in many times. Nothing like to have to show up for 0530, only to be told you’re on standby, but you can’t relax because you might have to jump into action at a moments notice… three hours later and you’re still “on standby“… so yeah, that one made me chuckle.

When the action got underway it was suspenseful, heart stopping, and detailed. I like the multi POV, especially when the killer was narrating. It was a creepy look inside his twisted head, and added a darker, almost panic like layer, that offset the slower parts of this book. I like all the characters, their connections to Jake and even though they gave him greef, you could feel the respect they had for him.

Overall this book is well written, engaging and intriguing. It could use a hair cut, to get rid of some of the unnecessary bulk and filler, but in the long run, I very much enjoyed my time reading this thriller and it gets my high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading.

– Review by @eawalsh

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PLAYER (21ST CENTURY COURTESAN BOOK 1) BY PAMELA DUMOND

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PLAYER (21st Century Courtesan Book 1) by Pamela DuMond
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Series – 21st Century Courtesan
Genre – Dark Romance, Psychological Thriller
Page Count – 260 Pages
Cover Designer – Marissa at Cover Me Darling
Publisher – Pamela DuMond Media
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I’m a 21st Century Courtesan, the most coveted escort in Chicago.

Beautiful, broken men pay Ma Maison Agency ungodly sums of money to be with me because I’m empathic: I feel their emotions in my body. I track down the bitter belief that broke them and then I help them heal. The work is brutal enough but now someone’s stalking me.

I’ve made enough money to support my family and I’m getting the hell out. I’m down to my last four clients. One wants to play me. One wants to buy me. One wants to marry me. And one wants to murder me. Can I can get out in time…
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PLAYER: Book 1 When Dylan McAlister, beautiful, broken tycoon hires Evie, her empathic ability returns with a fury. Can she help him heal? Or will she break him like the first boy she fell in love with…

“…breath-taking, beautiful, and brilliant. A must-read…” USA Today bestselling author Maggie Marr

21st CENTURY COURTESAN is a sexy, dark, addictive series filled with love, lust, family loyalty, deceit, revenge, and all the sweet little things in life worth killing for…

~ AMAZONBARNES AND NOBLE ~ KOBO ~ GOOGLEPLAY ~

 

USA Today Bestselling author Pamela DuMond can’t pick between writing swoony romance, dark romance, and books that make people laugh. Therefore, she writes them all.

Pam pitched the ERIN BROCKOVICH story to ‘Hollywood.’ Her books have been adapted into mobile games by Chapters Interactive Stories, optioned for film /TV, and featured in Glamour UK.  A Midwestern girl at heart, Pam lives in So Cal where she’s busy reading, writing, and being bossed around by two cute, opinionated cats.

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PLAYER (21st Century Courtesan Book 1) by Pamela DuMond

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Series – 21st Century Courtesan
Genre – Dark Romance, Psychological Thriller
Page Count – 260 Pages
Cover Designer – Marissa at Cover Me Darling LLC
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42395476-player

I’m a 21st Century Courtesan, the most coveted escort in Chicago.

Beautiful, broken men pay Ma Maison Agency ungodly sums of money to be with me because I’m empathic: I feel their emotions in my body. I track down the bitter belief that broke them and then I help them heal. The work is brutal enough but now someone’s stalking me.

I’ve made enough money to support my family and I’m getting the hell out. I’m down to my last four clients. One wants to play me. One wants to buy me. One wants to marry me. And one wants to murder me. Can I can get out in time…

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PLAYER: Book 1 When Dylan McAlister, beautiful, broken tycoon hires Evie, her empathic ability returns with a fury. Can she help him heal? Or will she break him like the first boy she fell in love with…

“…breath-taking, beautiful, and brilliant. A must-read…” USA Today bestselling author Maggie Marr

21st CENTURY COURTESAN is a sexy, dark, addictive series filled with love, lust, family loyalty, deceit, revenge, and all the sweet little things in life worth killing for…

~ AMAZON ~

~ BARNES AND NOBLE  ~

~ KOBO ~

~ GOOGLEPLAY ~

USA Today Bestselling author Pamela DuMond can’t pick between writing swoony romance, dark romance, and books that make people laugh. Therefore, she writes them all.

Pam pitched the ERIN BROCKOVICH story to ‘Hollywood.’ Her books have been adapted into mobile games by Chapters Interactive Stories, optioned for film /TV, and featured in Glamour UK.  A Midwestern girl at heart, Pam lives in So Cal where she’s busy reading, writing, and being bossed around by two cute, opinionated cats.

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Redemption (Ash Park #5) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Emily Walsh

Redemption (Ash Park, #5)Redemption
ByMeghan O’Flynn
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Redemption (Ash Park #5) by Meghan O’Flynn was a heart pounding, feels invoking, raw psychological thriller that not only hooked me like the other books, but it brought me back to the first book, to that unsolved case, that’s ends with a shocking conclusion.

Coming off the emotional punch to the face from the last book, this book picks up pretty close to when books four ends. I will say before I continue, though these books can be read as standalones, they are following a connecting plot line, and time line. So I highly suggest reading the other books in this series. Especially the first book, as this one directly connects to it. You won’t get the full emotional boot kick, if you skip it. Plus, all the books in this series are freaking amazing!

I don’t even know how to review this book, it wasn’t what I was expecting, and frankly this is probably one of the best books I have read this year. But, let me be clear, to get the full effect, you got to read the other books. You got to see the darkness that’s been smothering Petrosky. His downward spiral, his ghosts, his willingness to just end it all. All of that, from those books, everything leads up to this one. This book will shock you, wreck you and, you will not see the ending coming. I was second guessing everything, and it was, wow.. just wow.

I really hope this isn’t the end of the series, I feel like there needs to be one more, just one more to close it out fully. But if this is the last book, then I have to say, that Meghan O’Flynn has done this series justice and ended it just as strong as it was started. Every book was strong, and that consistency of high level writing is what separates this series, this book, from others like it.

In saying that, please, please, take my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval that this book is not only a must read, it’s a classic in the making. It will break your emotions, have you struggling to keep it together, and you will shed some tears. This book, this series, is on a whole other level, and is worth every bit of praise it has received.

Happy Reading

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Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King – Review by Emily Walsh

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1)Truly Unfortunate
ByC.A. King
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truly Unfortunate (Welcome To Knollville Book 1) by C.A. King was a fast moving, mind twisting, paranormally weird read, that had me hooked from start to finish.

Not my first read form this author, and I’m am fast becoming to like C.A. King’s writing style and the way they delivery a chilling story. I’m still trying to piece it all together, as some things don’t add up, but do all the same.

This book is something I will tell you. The ending really got me, cause, man, I don’t know what was really true. What the hell was Truly? Was she paranormal, or was she, simply, crazy. With all that had happen to her I was hoping she would get a sort of happy ending, but I guess, it was sort of bitter-sweet.

But enough of that, cause I don’t want to spoil a thing about this spine tingling thriller. This book, as dark and gritty, and mind twisty as it is, still has a strange message. One that fits, and one that also makes you feel so much for Truly. With such a short read, you think something like fully developing a character would slip, but not with Truly. From the jumping back to her past, matching with the present and fully diving into her hellish life. You see all her layers and wondering more and more about her, and if life had it out for her. Whatever the truth, I believe that Truly is where she belongs. Even if she pulled of, what the Doc thinks she did, I’m happy with it, because frankly, like this books said a few times; sometimes fate has a way of evening itself out.

Overall this book is a must read. The smooth dark writing mix with the cutscenes and the lurking darkness, makes this psychological thriller gripping, addicting and pulling. The tone of doom is set from the first chapter, and you can’t help but root for that darkness because not everything is black and white.This book is a haze of grey and as I have said, you’re not going to be rooting for the whole, “good shall conquer all” trope. No, you’re going to be rooting for a unseen force, and hoping that the grey haze will pave a better way for Truly.

So please take my super high recommendation that you will get lost in the darkness that will have you questions everything around you.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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Redemption: An Ash Park Novel (Volume #5) – Review by Liz Vrchota

Redemption (Ash Park, #5)Redemption by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“YOU MUST BE READY TO BURN YOURSEF
IN YOUR OWN FLAME;
HOW COULD YOU RISE ANEW IF YOU HAVE
NOT FIRST BECOME ASHES?”
~Friedrich Nietzsche,
Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Phantasmagorical! Yup! I pulled out the big guns and used my thesaurus for this review! I was legit running out of words for Meghan O’Flynn’s Ash Park novels! I hate sounding like a broken record and I want to be as correct as I can. These books are amazing! Buy them all at once! You will want to knock out a day or two, depending on how fast you read, or devour them. I know my family wasn’t very pleased that I ignored them each time I picked one up ha-ha, but I was one that devoured them mostly past my bedtime, and wasn’t so fun the next day though!  I will warn you though, if you read these after dark, they can induce nightmares. (Perfect for that Halloween season that is upon us.)

“Redemption” is the fifth installment of the Ash Park series from Meghan O’Flynn. Here is about where I would really recommend that you go back and read the previous books before you start this one, especially the first one, “Famished”. For this one we go back to the beginning and revisit ‘Looking Glass Killer’ who kidnapped Hannah Montgomery. I have been dying to know what happened to her since the end of Famished. That was a cliffhanger that has been nagging me for four novels now and I was so excited to finally find out how this would all come together. Let me tell you though… In true Meghan O’Flynn fashion there was nothing predictable about it! Nothing! I love this about O’Flynn’s writing! She makes it so much fun to read. I am always some of those that seems to have the movie or book figured out halfway through. It’s an extra treat when I can’t, like an extra bang for my buck! My detective, Petrosky is back and set on figuring out all the pieces of the puzzle, regardless of the danger factor. No spoilers here though. For the juicy bits you will have to pick up a copy for yourself. I will now be waiting with baited breath for the next installment in the series, “The Jilted.” In the meantime, gratefully I there is one more novel by Meghan O’Flynn I can scoop up that I haven’t read yet. Thanks for another great thriller O’Flynn!

“FROM LITTLE SPARK MAY BURST A MIGHT FLAME.”
~DANTE ALIGHIERI, THE DIVINE COMEDY

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Conviction (Ash Park, #2) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Emily Walsh

Conviction (Ash Park, #2)Conviction
ByMeghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Conviction (Ash Park #2) by Meghan O’Flynn was just as, no, it was more dark and thrilling then the last book. I didn’t think it was possible, but this series is fast becoming an obsession.

The second book in the Ash Park series, we are once again tossed into the dark underbelly of Ash Park, this time following Shannon Taylor, Ash Park district attorney. We met he in the last book, and I didn’t know too much about her, only that I liked her and having this story centered around her was quite a thriller treat.

Shannon is a fierce character, she is the attorney you want on your side, and would do anything to never be on her bad side. She’s a strong character, and one that I believe was written in a real, complex way that made you connect with her. She isn’t perfect, and is trying to do her best to put the baddies away, while wondering if she made a life changing mistake years ago.

I will tell you that this book, was wow. The mystery, the clues and the plot twist. I didn’t see it coming, and I was shocked. Again Meghen played with our hearts, twisted our emotions and lead us/me astray. Nothing was wasted, even the subplots. Having such multi-layered writing, added to the complexity of this story and, it made for such a big polt bomb, that I had to put the book down just to process.

This series is just everything I didn’t know I wanted, and I can’t stop reading. As I said, I’m a little obsessed, and I think my dreams are going to be a little nightmarish for a few nights. So yes, I give this book my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

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Famished (Ash Park, #1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Emily Walsh

Famished (Ash Park, #1)Famished
ByMeghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Famished (Ash Park #1) by Meghan O’Flynn was dark, gritty, and apart from having my heart in a vice, it had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author I didn’t know what to expect. I just thought I was in for your normal, thriller mystery, like a CSI/Criminal Minds mix… No, no, no.. It was more on the darker side of Criminal Minds. Not only did I get attached to Hannah, I felt for her, somehow connected to her, and, I don’t even know what to say or think anymore.

Hannah was a good character, like I said I connect with her, and every minute of her hellish life I wish I could have been there to give her a hug, and just, put her in a bubble. Strong in her own right, Hannah was that MC you root for, hope for and just want all the good things for.

Damn Meghan O’Flynn, you managed to not only rip out my heart, but just when I thought things were looking up, you ripped it out again and stomped on it. Thanks….Sometimes there are no happy endings, and this book shows us, will for me I felt, it showed the real look at what goes on when trying to catch a killer. The grunt work, the long hours, and the constant feelings of guilt and grief that, you weren’t fast, or strong enough.

This book will push your emotions, will make you think it will end like your normal TV drama. Be prepared for some gut punching feels, and a good slap to the face. And that my friend is where I leave you, but yes, before I go, I give this book my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

I will now dive into the next book.

What is wrong with me? Good writing that’s what

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Hidden (Ash Park, #4) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Emily Walsh

Hidden (Ash Park, #4)Hidden
ByMeghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hidden (Ash Park #4) by Meghan O’Flynn was another dark, gritty, tale that will give me nightmares.

The fourth book in the Ash Park series, and I didn’t think it could get any more, sinnister. Taking place two years after Repressed, an old foe has reservice, or rather, got sloppy and is once again on Petrosky’s and Morrison’s radar. This time the stress, guilt, and addiction is taking its toll on Petrosky, will this be his last case, or simply be his last….?

There is only so much the mind can take, and I will tell you that binge-reading this series has put me on the darker side of humanity. As much as I love this series, I found myself putting this book down, to regroup, look at kittens, before I could continue on. They say real life is stranger than fiction, well then you haven’t read anything from Meghan O’Flynn yet. This book is up there with some of the darkest of Criminal Minds episodes; and frankly, this whole series would make one hell of a TV series, or movie collection.

Meghan O’Flynn again has captured me with superb writing, and the ability to keep the tension, and suspense high with every word that is written. And not just around the killer, but around Petrosky. His mind has always been in a dark place because of his daughters gruesome death, but in this book, he’s on the edge. Every victim is her, every missing girl is her, every little girl/child he can’t save is her. That subplot got me hard in the feels, I know what it’s like to lose a family member to murder, it’s a pain that never heals. Petrosky, as a parent, won’t let himself heal, and that’s driving him to be self-destructive and losing his fight to be apart of the world. This book is a hard raw emotional read, that rips out your heart, stomps on it, only to repeat the process over and over.

Overall I give this book and series my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval. It’s one for the ages, and one that will leave you wondering why cops do what they do, and if you should be locking your family up and throwing away the key.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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