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Raine Down: An Urban Fantasy Adventure (The Shadow Guardians Book 1) by C.B. Samet – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Raine Down: An Urban Fantasy Adventure (The Shadow Guardians)Raine Down: An Urban Fantasy Adventure by CB Samet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Raine Thoren is a Shadow Guardian, she is a member of a secret council who protect non-magical side of humanity from things that they don’t even know about and since Ragnarok happened and the necessity of the inhabitants left living to mingle with humans, causing a dilution of their bloodlines, but ensured their survival, this has been a necessity. Raine is good at her job, so when she comes up against her latest foe, she thinks she has everything planned out, but that is until an FBI agent throws a spanner into the works and lands himself right in the middle of it. Will Decker is an FBI agent through and through, he strictly follows the rules, both personally and professionally and he is also very good at his job, but he is tracking a serial killer and he has finally found him, however, things don’t go to plan.

As Will announces himself to the world, the killer turns on him, but he is quicker and stronger than anyone he had ever chased and when he realises this, this is when a woman leaps in front of him and saves his life, but is injured in the process and the killer gets away, but he helps this woman instead of chasing him. Raine is hurting badly from the attack, but decides to accept Will’s help, at least until she healed enough to go back to where she is staying and as they both report back to their superiors, they understand that they will have to work together to track and stop this killer.

As Raine opens up to Will about the killer and his supernatural powers and the supernatural community as a whole, he struggles to accept it, but he perseveres and as the investigation continues, he comes to realise that this fantasy is becoming his reality and it is a lot to take in, but Raine helps him and they work well together, but can they open up to each other and stop this killer, or will the victims be out of luck? This is a fantasy adventure, where a race against time is on to stop a serial killer in his path and with plenty of action throughout, you will be hooked in and eager to know how the story ends.

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Malayeka (A Heartstrings Book) by Brooke May – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Malayeka (Heartstrings Book 3)Malayeka by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Malayeka is a Cupid, or at least, she is part of a team who aid Cupid in bringing humans together in true love bonds, but it is not as simple as it sounds, however, Malayeka does love her job and when she receives her next assignment, she is looking forward to getting started, even though it is not the first time she has been to the place she is being sent.

Two centuries before, Malayeka had been assigned a couple, but it did not go as smoothly as planned and it created a rivalry more thorough than certain ones mentioned in a certain play, so now she is back, she wants to get the lay of the land, in a manner of speaking. Unfortunately, the first thing she sees are two grandpa’s in boats on a pond threatening each other with shotguns, the next thing she sees is the town the two families live in and the literal divide it has created, with the Thompson’s on one side and the Reid’s on the other. The atmosphere is tense as she walks down the middle of the street while being hailed into shops by both sides, but there is only one she is looking for and that is a bakery, this is where she meets Billie, the owner, the first of her pair.

As Malayeka is introducing herself, the bakery suddenly is full of chaos with two men stood outside laughing, this is where Malayeka meets Leo, the other half of her assignment and this is where she realises the extent to what she will have to overcome to bring the two together. With her favourite sweet treat of a cookie in hand, Malayeka starts to make a plan to bring the two and their families together, but will the past repeat itself, or will the future be as sweet as the cookies she loves to eat? This is a sweet romance in every way, which is full of rivalries, loyalties and strong personalities in this tale of fate, romance and feuds.

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The Sacrifice (Dragonpets Book 1) by R.L.S. Hoff – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

The Sacrifice (Dragonpets #1)The Sacrifice by R.L.S. Hoff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When you wake up to find yourself dressed in some flimsy fine dress, which is definitely not your usual clothing choice, soaked through by freezing rain and chained to the side of a mountain, the first thing which should cross your mind is why am I here, or at least you should be worried about this, but I’m not and that is really strange. I find that I couldn’t care less why I am there or even what I was doing any time before this, what could have been going through the mind of a farmers daughter to bring her to this place, in this weather and only wearing what I am, never mind about the chains themselves.

As I am asking myself these questions and wracking my brain over them, warm steam starts to come out of the cave opposite me and albeit it I am more than thankful for the heat, while wishing my mind would hurry up and catch up with itself and become scared, especially when the dragon appears. Dragons are scary and I should rightly be terrified, but still I am not, something is desperately wrong with me, dragons are known for breathing fire, raining down destruction and tormenting their victims before eating them, so I really should figure out what is going on and why I am there before I become the next sacrificed lamb, so to speak.

Will I become a snack for this dragon in front of me, or will I even care if I do? This is a fantasy tale of dragons, magic and one very spirited young woman where nothing is as it seems and danger is everywhere she looks, but will her sacrifice be in vain? This story will keep you reading as it hooks you into a tale which enchants and enthrals.

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Super Enemies by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Super EnemiesSuper Enemies by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mira and Carl are siblings, but they are not friends, they are enemies! Whatever one of them wants to do, the other doesn’t, the only thing they agree on is that they both want to sit behind their dad whenever they are in the car.

One day their Dad takes them to the beach and this is something at last that they agree on, but the activities they want to do while there differ greatly, Carl wants to build a sandcastle, however, Mira wants to destroy it, is this something that can bring these super enemies together?

This is a cute story with lovely illustrations, which talks about friendship and how being different is not always a bad thing.

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Shadow Patterns of Melt – Book One by J. R. P. Fogg – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Shadow Patterns of Melt - Book OneShadow Patterns of Melt – Book One by J.R.P. Fogg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bishr and Nialla are specialists in space travel, they have been through all the training and now have been in charge of their own ship the Metronome for years transporting cargo and people across the universe for a fee, they make a brilliant team with Bishr being a comms genius and Nialla, a whiz with physics, sometimes she is even known as a savant, she is just that good. They love the freedom which comes from traversing wormholes and jumps between the 400 habitable planets, as well as the 30 which are in the “gration” process and they want to continue to live, laugh and love in their own time.

As they are flying towards their next destination, everything seems to be going to plan until Bishr ill and Nialla has to both look after the other and the ship, this is not easy as there are only the two of them, but somehow they manage. As he recovers, Bishr goes through the correspondence and highlights one message in particular about a Stratum Three planet which is going to be listed as open for gration, he finds the images of the clouds scudding over the surface of the planet relaxing and so saves the skim for later, however, as they are discussing it, the jump they are planning goes wrong.

Nialla and Bishr encounter some issues and between the calcs, the dishes and their superluminal flight, they have to make some decisions which will not just affect them, the shadows which these decisions cast over the rest of the known universe will also come into play, but what will happen and can their love, work, laugh and love mantra keep them safe, or will their unplanned discovery, the history of their parents legacies and the future of mankind in space rip them apart? This is a dystopian sci-fi of universal proportions as split second decisions mean the difference between life, death and everything in between, in this race to calculate, formulate and experiment with unknowns runs its course, in this new and immersive reality.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Jan Pratt – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Amaleigha and the Big IdeaAmaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amaleigha is a five year old girl with big ideas, she lives with her parents and brother, but she isn’t like most children, Amaleigha spends most of her time outdoors exploring her favourite places in her backyard forest.

One day while she is running around and enjoying herself, she has a big idea and it is the best one she has had yet, but can she get her family on board to help her realise it?

This is a heart-warming tale about love and how imagination can lead to ideas and ideas to reality, in this inspirational and fun book for all ages.

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Master Catteneo: Dark Vampire Romance (Masters of the Consulate) by Sylvia Black – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Master CatteneoMaster Catteneo by Sylvia Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Master Catteneo is a Vampire master and has been put in charge of an extremely important hunt, the hunt for Overmaster Descallia’s mate, she has been taken and the trail runs cold in his area of the world, so he goes to see someone who can help find her from this end, however, the help he receives is not from the person he expects. Alessia is a young woman who is very protective of her family and so because of this, she inserts herself into the world of the vampires to give the help they seek to find a missing woman and even though she is scared, she feels that this is the right thing to do and that nobody, especially a handsome vampire will stop her from doing it.

This is a race against time as the Overmaster becomes more frantic and enraged by the minute, so when a beautiful and sassy psychic is sent to help him, Master Catteneo is frustrated when the visions don’t give him what he needs to succeed in his mission, instead, he is left more bewildered than ever, all the while trying to keep his mind away from her temptations.

As time moves on a nothing is happening, the mood in the team is thick with anger, frustration and Alessia’s past comes to the fore when she seeks help from another party, much to the disappointment and annoyance of the vampire lord as it is one of the groups with whom the vampires have a very tenuous balance. However, the attraction Alessia and Master Catteneo feel cannot be denied and when things take a turn for the worse, bargains have to be made and allegiances have to be tested in order for the search to be successful, including this new found bond, but can they survive the challenges and traps set for them, or will this bond be ripped apart before its strength can be fully tested?

This is another paranormal romance with danger at ever turn where nothing is as it seems and the tangled web of intrigue keeps you immersed in this dark world of the supernatural where loyalties are tested, reputations are gained and lost, as well as secrets, truths and lies becoming both more and less clear as you follow along in this race against time to save fated mates and uncover the tracks leading to them.

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Pardon Me, Please by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Pardon Me, PleasePardon Me, Please by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Albert is a turkey and lives on a turkey farm, he knows that he will probably be eaten at thanksgiving like all of the other turkeys there, but he doesn’t want to be, which turkey would?

So when a family start to look at him, he knows what is coming, so he does everything he can to change their minds. While he is thinking of what to do, he sees on a tv in the shop, that the President has pardoned his thanksgiving turkey, can he get this family to do the same for him and let him live in Turkey Pardon Park for the rest of his days?

This is a story which has an interesting premise and is done in a way that is fun and educational all at the same time, a good book for young and old alike.

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The Final Bite by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

The Final BiteThe Final Bite by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Every ten years, the gods and goddesses choose one soul who has been unjustly killed a second chance at life, but as with all gods and goddesses, there are a few rules which have to be followed and for Quinnlan Trinity, his time has come. So he is given three days to find a mate, or it is back to purgatory for eternity, so he is given three days worth of clothes, minus underwear and dropped into an almost abandoned motel in the middle of nowhere, a very daunting task.

As the first day passes without success, Quinnlan heads out the next evening and finds someone who looks out of place, but when he starts to follow them, he senses some wolf shifters are following them too, so he keeps his distance to find out what is going on. It is only when he finds that person beaten bloody and near death in another abandoned place, that he has a decision to make, he could save this persons life, but that would mean choosing them as his mate and risking it all, or leave them to die? This paranormal story is full of decisions, revelations and mystery as one man risks it all on an uncertain future in this tale which keeps you on the ends of your seat and wanting to know what happens next.

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The Dwarves’ Dilemma: A Science Folktale (Science Folktales) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Dwarves' Dilemma, TheDwarves’ Dilemma, The by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In a kingdom where fairness is cherished, live a queen and her daughter Snow White who have help from a magic mirror to solve the dilemmas of the kingdoms inhabitants by showing the “Sparkle of Fairness” in their eyes. All is going well until a group of dwarves come in with a dilemma where neither party has the “Sparkle of Fairness”, so Snow asks if she can investigate and find out the fairest answer, but it is not the one which anyone was expecting, so in this case, who is the fairest of them all?

This is a lovely book with a brilliant way of showing how to deal with moral dilemmas in the fairest way and explains what fairness means to different people in an engaging way which is educational as well as entertaining in the best possible way.

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