Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Debi Kircher

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson

4 Stars

I needed something different and I definitely got that by going totally out of my comfort zone with this book. This is my first read by this author and even though this is not a chosen everyday genre for me it filled the bill for what I was looking for and I’m kind of thinking I will be looking for whatever else he might have available.

It was the writing that had me hooked and once I got going and comfortable I had a hard time putting it down. It was easy for me to stay involved because I never got so out there confused like normal while reading this genre and I really appreciated that.

I actually felt like I was roaming through the tunnels, or the pipes with Dun, Tali, and Padj and was scared through most of this book as I’m extremely scared of the dark, which is why I think this book was the one I chose.

I’m actually looking forward to reading the next in this series and that kind of surprises me.

I highly recommend this book especially if your looking for something outside of your safe little box like I was.


Review by @debikircher

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Hoosier Dad by Elizabeth Seckman – Review by Debi Kircher

Hoosier DadHoosier Dad by Elizabeth Seckman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hoosier Dad by Elizabeth Seckman

5 Stars

I was pleasantly surprised by this story, I’ll be honest I was afraid it would be a predictable type of storyline but it was in no way at all predictable.

I really appreciated that it wasn’t a normal second chance romance where they meet again and all is well. There was so much going on in this book and it was impossible to put down once I got settled in. I loved Sarah in every way, she was a tough take no prisoners attorney and literally did what she had to do in this story while going up against an evil ex and falling in love with the two girls who were the reason for the custody battle.

This is my first time reading anything by this author and I can promise it will not be the last, I loved her style and the flow of this story, you never really knew what was going to happen until it happened. That’s my favorite type of book!

Definitely looking forward to more from this author and I highly recommend this book.

Completely Awesome

Review by @debikircher

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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Jenni Bishop

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson is a fantasy sci fi story and is a dark tale. It is a story that has plenty of mystery and adventure, action and danger that keeps you intrigued. There were unexpected twists and turns and the world building was good, which helped to make it a reality that was believable. I did however think that the story could be
expanded a little more in some areas but it did not detract from the overall story. I really liked the characters, they are well developed and I enjoyed their humour. Dark is a place that has no light and the people live in a labyrinth of pipes and drains.

Dun and his friends are tasked with finding out what has become of their neighbours which sets them on an unexpected journey where the danger and horror are palpable and discoveries are just as mysterious and enlightening.

I look forward to what Paul has in store for us next.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries) by Lonna Enox – Review by Kerry Carr

The Last DanceThe Last Dance by Lonna Enox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. Its full of mystery and secrets.

Sorrel moved to Saddle Gap after the murder of her husband. Due to the circumstances she is forced into hiding from the people who murdered her husband.

However, she isnt as safe as she thinks she would be. Things start to happen and she gets targeted for loads of things that seem like childish pranks. With her new friends and the detective Reed she trys to solve who is trying to harm her while keeping her true identity a secret.

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Steele Resolve (The Hawke Family Book 6) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Moriah Venable

Steele Resolve (Hawke Family #6)Steele Resolve by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Steele Resolve is the sixth novel in the Hawke Family series my Gwyn McNamee. This is my ninth novel by this author.

Words can’t describe how I feel after reading this. This author is one of my favorites and I have to read whatever she writes when I see she has something new coming out.

This was just as emotional and roller coaster ride as the previous novels and I loved this one to pieces. It had me sad, cry, happy and at times I wasn’t sure what to feel.

I read that this was the last installment in the Hawke family series. I am not ready to say goodbye to these characters. In fact, I may just reread the series including the novels I did not get a chance to read.

I don’t read a lot of M/M romances but I am going to start putting this on my list especially anything as engaging as this with Romeo and Juliet vibe (which is my favorite play).

I look forward to authors next novel even if the book is not this series.

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Girl Trap (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 3) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Heather Lovelace

Girl TrapGirl Trap by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I continue to enjoy this series from Hamilton and found the third installment to be a perfect summer vacation mystery. The heroine is best understood if the previous series books are read but this book can be read on its own. I found the characters continued to be engaging as in previous books and the plot kept me entertained from beginning to end. I look forward to seeing where the series takes me next!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Michelle Austin

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return was a great 5 star read and book two in the Rewind series.
I really enjoyed the first book in the series and was excited to read this one. Once I started I didn’t want to put it down.

We get Raphael and Adrien’s story. Raphael is moving to Paris for his studies and needs to find a place to live. When he answers to an ad that Adrien has posted, things take an interesting twist.

Adrien was very quiet at first. As the days go by they get to know each other better and start to have a deep connection. The life that Adrien leads is something else but when Raphael came along things changed for Adrien.

Can Adrien and Raphael have a future together? Will they get the HEA they both deserve?

There are some very interesting elements to this story. I was once again pulled in by Rowan Shaw’s writing. I loved the secondary characters and we get lots of hot and steamy scenes and I enjoyed seeing the characters from Rewind as well. I’m excited to read the next book in the series, can’t wait to read Parker’s story.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack Book 4) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Emily Walsh

A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack, #4)A Deal with Death
By: Carrie Pulkinen
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack #4) by Carrie Pulkinen was an engaging, original read that had me hooked.

I have been waiting for this book, and I’m all in a good feels place cause the wait is over, but I’m sad at the same time cause I want more books from this series like yesterday.

This series has been by far my favourite of the year, and I can’t get enough of this world that Carrie Pulkiene has created. This book opens with a dark bang, and it sets the stage for the crazy good to come. I love how there’s always a mystery, and how the female MC’s are always kickass and brilliant. Sure they have their hot alpha male werewolf, but they’re no push over, and this book is no different with Odette. I loved her, and I think she’s probably my favourite MC so far. Sure sure, James is great too, but Odette, she was just outstanding, and I have a major girl crush.

Overall this book was quite the read, it was as I said, fresh, original and just one of those wow reads that gets your blood flowing. The detail was on point, the plot solid, and the dark themes helped keep your mind engaged. There was enough romance to break it up, and keep it light while not overpowering the characters.

To end, this book this series is a must read, and it gets my super high recommedantion and my golden stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Hidden Magic: A Sanctuary Chronicles Novella by India Kells – Review by Sheri Schrader

Hidden Magic: A Sanctuary Chronicles NovellaHidden Magic: A Sanctuary Chronicles Novella by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hidden Magic: A Sanctuary Chronicles Novella by India Kells is a short but good read. If you have not read the rest of the series this can be read as a standalone story. Kat and Brant are the main characters and I enjoyed reading about them. The two come from different worlds but can they survive in each other and keep their love intact? I will not give anything away so make sure you read this book. This reads quickly and has paranormal, romance, and a good story. I look forward to reading more in this series soon.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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Too Hot to Handle (The Catch Series Book 3) by Avery Scott – Review by Michelle Austin

Too Hot to Handle (The Catch, Book 3)Too Hot to Handle by Avery Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Too Hot to Handle was a fun 5 star read.

We start the story with Tony, a firefighter who isn’t looking for anything serious. His friends are starting to settle down and he’s not quite ready for that yet. When Tony goes to a reality show premiere with his friend he meets Gigi.

Gigi’s life has been flipped upside down. She snuck into the party to confront her ex fiance and had a few drinks to deal with the pressure. She ends up meeting Tony who helps her leave the party and get somewhere safe. Georgia is heartbroken with how things ended and she needs some closure.

There is something about Gigi that pulls Tony in. Can he help her get over her ex? Is he finally ready for a real relationship?

Overall I really enjoyed this book. Gigi was a great sassy character and Tony is a hot firefighter. We get some steamy moments from them as well. The secondary characters added a great element as well. The bantering between them gave me LOL moments. Avery Scott pulls you right in with her writing. I can’t wait to read more from this series and author.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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