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The Prisoner of the Dead: Zombie Thriller Dystopia (Dead World Book 1) by Megan Mackie- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

The Prisoner of the Dead: Zombie Thriller Dystopia (Dead World Book 1)The Prisoner of the Dead: Zombie Thriller Dystopia by Megan Mackie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is about a dystopian sci-fi story.

When civilization crumbled millennia ago, it appeared that mankind was doomed but then the undead somehow came back to life. The plague arose, again and again, the zombies flourished, and they were reborn. Into this horrifying apocalypse stepped Baron, a lone wolf who appeared out of nowhere on the last remains of humanity. Baron is imprisoned by an even stranger lady, the child of immortals who may have the secret to stopping the deadly cycle once and for all when his sharp survival instincts lead him to kill a strange man. But only if this odd duo can make it through the next epidemic.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book by this author. I can’t wait to read more from this author and to continue this series.

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Shamrock & Clover: Field’s Apart by C.A. King – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Shamrock & Clover: Fields ApartShamrock & Clover: Fields Apart by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is about the journey of one unexpected couple in their search for love is chronicled in this lovely Romantic Comedy.

Three leaves make up a Shamrock. There is no limit to how many Clovers a Clover may have. Faith, hope, and love are all commonplace. Luck, on the other hand, is usually number four. When it comes to love, he’s a sinner; she’s a saint. They’re both on the lookout for the coveted fourth leaf, as well as some good fortune. They could just discover it and each other if they meet in the middle.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read more from this author.

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Cosplay Worthy by Quiana Glide – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Cosplay WorthyCosplay Worthy by Quiana Glide
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is an interracial romance with a happily ever after standalone.

Layla Bennett, a Blerdy (Black + Nerdy) fanatic, is looking forward to meeting her favorite comic book creator. She’s excited to collect his autograph, shake his hand, and pose for a photo with him while dressed as in costume. At least, that’s how she felt until meeting him and melting beneath his seductive blue eyes. Vic Williams, a comic book writer and New York Times best-selling novelist, is as seductive as the superheroes he portrays. Layla is under his spell, at least until the end of the weekend, thanks to his genial charisma.

Layla walks home with a great narrative about seeing her idol after their convention meets up, knowing that nothing would come from her fangirl blubbering. Vic and Layla meet online and immediately develop a long-distance romance, replete with anime, ramen, and excursions to the comic book store with a comic book writer. Layla is captivated with her real-life superhero, but things aren’t always as they appear, just as in comic books. Hidden realities rise to the surface under the bright lights of the comic con floor. Can Layla and Vic find their way back together despite the harsh realities of the fandom world?

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read more from this author.

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Juliet’s Journey to Love (Great Smoky Mountain Getaways Book 1) by Elsie Davis – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Juliet's Journey to Love (Great Smoky Mountain Getaways, #4)Juliet’s Journey to Love by Elsie Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a clean romance and can be very inspirational.

Take a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Juliet isn’t sure what God’s plan for her life is, but the opportunity to head the Freedom and Faith small group gives her a sense of purpose and belonging. The group intends to trek parts of the Appalachian Trail in order to become closer to God through a back-to-nature approach. Juliet accompanies two other ladies on a trip, determined to succeed, but when she becomes unwell and they’re days away from their destination, her companions must dial 911. She’s compelled to accept aid from a man who looks more like a grizzly bear than a savior. Jake, the loner, wants them to go.

Except that just as Juliet and her friends are about to leave, Jake succumbs to the sickness, and Juliet must once again save the day. She meets a man with a heart and a history in the process. Her inability to lead the group inspires her to redouble her attempts to be needed, and she’s eager to assist Jake in more ways than one. When she hears about an opening at the medical clinic in Hollow Creek, she applies, knowing it will offer her a reason to stay in town and allow her to assist Jake with his life back. Her tactics aren’t always spotless, but she has the correct intentions. The walls come crumbling down when Jake discovers the truth. Can they sort out their differences by mucking through the past and their own issues?

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read more from this series.

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Bella: An Appalachian Love Story & Jagged Dawn: Logan’s Beginnings by Valerie Davisson – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Bella-An Appalachian Love Story & Jagged Dawn-Logan's BeginningsBella-An Appalachian Love Story & Jagged Dawn-Logan’s Beginnings by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has romance and historical fiction

Prequels to the Logan McKenna Mystery series—for the first time ever under one cover.

An Appalachian Love Story is BELLA. Bella’s narrative begins more than fifty years ago, high in the Appalachian highlands. Join me on a journey through the Appalachian hills and hollers with Logan’s great grandmother, Norah, and Giovanni, a young Italian immigrant who makes his masterpiece—Bella, a hand-crafted violin with an unrivaled tone that is passed down through the generations. (novella).JAGGED DAWN: THE BEGINNING OF LOGAN Join Logan in the days leading up to the terrible accident that shatters her illusions and throws her into the unknown. Will she be a success or only a survivor? (a brief narrative).

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read more from this series.

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Behemoth (Grimm Wolves MC Book 1) by D.M. Earl – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Behemoth (Grimm Wolves MC #1)Behemoth by D.M. Earl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has wolves, romance, and thrillers. It has the best of multiple worlds.

How can a guy manage to live two lives at the same time? As a firefighter, one has honor, but as a Nomad in a Motorcycle Club, the other has doubts. Add to the already perplexing combination an incredible skill set that allows him to absorb the thoughts and feelings of others. Stitch, or Francis M Stein, is doing the best he can with the hand he’s been dealt. In both his firehouse and MC, he has found an extended family in his brothers. He is still alone, alone, and living a life of loneliness with little prospect of change in the near future.

He’s just existing. That is, until Damien, a little child, enters his life and shows him what he has been missing. Francis is now able to see a future for himself that involves a wife and children. Grace Sinclair is all he’s ever wanted in a woman and more. There is good and terrible in Francis’ life, as there is in everything. Will Francis, Grace, and Damien be able to overcome their difficulties and live happily ever after, or will fate intervene once more? Only time will tell if this is true.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read more from this series.

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A Bride for Noah (Brides of Broken Arrow) by Cheryl Wright – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

A Bride for Noah (Brides of Broken Arrow #1)A Bride for Noah by Cheryl Wright
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has historical romance. It is wholesome. It is a very clean romance kind of book.

Noah Adams felt the vast tract of property given to him on his twenty-first birthday was legally his until his father died. Suddenly, he learns that the ‘gift’ comes with a condition. Noah must marry within four weeks to gain legal ownership of the property, or he will lose everything. He has limited options because there are no local ladies available. Mary Stanton is a poor woman who is barely living. Her father offers her to a lecherous guy whom she narrowly avoided in the past after determining he can no longer sustain his spinster daughter. When the opportunity to enter a proxy marriage is presented to Mary, she rushes at it. Is it possible for these two strangers to transform a convenient marriage into a love match? Or will Mary terminate the contract at the conclusion of the term?

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.

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Weep, Woman, Weep: A Gothic Fairytale about Ancestral Hauntings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Weep, Woman, WeepWeep, Woman, Weep by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great gothic fairytale. It has horror and haunting.

Sueo, New Mexico’s women have no idea how to live a life free of sorrows. It’s La Llorona’s fault. She scours the rivers and streams in search of the next generation of girls to baptize, shedding more tears than any woman should have to bear. They can’t do much about the Weeping Woman except avoid wandering near the riverbed at night and attempt to keep their melancholy at bay. That’s what draws her to them: the anguish and heartbreak passed down from generation to generation of women. Mercy, maybe more than anyone else, is aware of this. She nearly drowned after losing her dearest buddy to La Llorona.

She did, however, make it through. But something wasn’t quite right about her return, and she knows La Llorona won’t be content until she brings the one soul who escaped down to the river’s depths. Mercy battles for her life to escape the ties of generational trauma and reclaim her soul free of ancestral hauntings by turning to the only things she knows will rescue her: plant medicine, pulp literature, and the promise of a love so powerful that even La Llorona can’t stop it. What follows is a breathtaking account of one woman’s journey into the realms of magic, healing, and rebirth.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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The Billionaire’s Slave by Stacy-Deanne – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

The Billionaire's Slave: Steamy Historical BWWM RomanceThe Billionaire’s Slave: Steamy Historical BWWM Romance by Stacy-Deanne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a historical romance.

Leon Falcon has had his eye on Penny since the first moment he saw her. A gentleman of his standing would usually woo a woman, court her, and gain her father’s approval. Falcon, on the other hand, doesn’t have to do any of that with Penny because she’s a slave in 1864 South Carolina and can’t say no to him or any other white guy. Falcon’s strategy is straightforward: first, he’ll purchase her. He’ll show her how to do it. He’s going to take her after that. Penny exposes his heart to a love so great that it transcends every force that dares to break them apart, and he quickly discovers he’s the student.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my third book from this author and I can’t wait to read more of her books.

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A Hundred Wishes (Band of Sisters) by Marianne Rice- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

A Hundred Wishes (Band of Sisters)A Hundred Wishes by Marianne Rice
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a contemporary romance novel.

Gina Fisher, a former Army sergeant who was gravely injured by a roadside bomb two years ago, is now ready to resume her life. Sewing, creating, and educating youngsters online have given her a feeling of inner calm. Work that keeps her apart from everyone but her sisters. Bryce Cambridge, an arson investigator, has never been shot down as swiftly or as abruptly as he is by the woman selling quilts with stunning brown eyes. When he bumps into her the next day at a bowling alley, luck is on his side. Her witty retort piques his interest and turns him on. The chemistry between them is intense, and no matter how hard she tries to resist, the spark between them is too strong to ignore.

Gina is weakening the barrier she’s constructed around her heart because to those blue-gray eyes and beautiful grin. Bryce, on the other hand, wants to see all Gina is hiding as their relationship progresses. Gina’s puckered, scarred skin and the shrapnel embedded in her body are only the top layers of the scars she attempts to conceal. Even for someone as tough as Bryce, her deepest, darkest secret may be too revolting.Because his concerns are a part of her everyday life.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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Daire’s Devils (Daire’s Devils Series Book 1) by Danielle Ackley-McPhail – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Daire's DevilsDaire’s Devils by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has sci-fi and action. It is a military story.

Give ’em a good thrashing! Allied Forces—including the 142nd Mobile Special Ops Team, often known as Daire’s Devils—stand poised to protect the disputed colony planet Demeter against military invasion and corporate exploitation at the furthest reaches of the cosmos. When those seeking to steal the top-secret plans of AeroCom’s new prototype flagship, the Cromwell, infiltrate the ranks, Corporal Katrion Alexander, the Devils’ newest member, finds herself up against an unexpected threat: synthetic operatives indistinguishable from live people. She and the Devils must stop this new menace, but how can they do it when the opponent has a familiar face?

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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Wildcat: A Steamy Firefighter Romance by Carina Alyce – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Wildcat (MetroGen After Hours, #1)Wildcat by Carina Alyce
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has romantic suspense as well as sports. The author does a good job of mixing these two and makes a great sports romance.

She isn’t seeking for Mr. Forever; she is looking for Mr. Right Now. Everything changes when she brings her city’s star football player home, and he begged for more. There’s so much more Leslie McClunis didn’t give up ballet to pursue a career in firefighting because she was told she’d be more successful if she behaved more ‘feminine.’ She’s entitled to curse like a male and toss her one-night stands to the curb in the morning like a guy, in her opinion. As football’s biggest and baddest defensive end, Trevor Hampton isn’t used to being shown the door. He doesn’t like to lose, therefore he wants Leslie for longer than a night. Nothing is going to stop him from getting his hands on his very own firefighting wildcat. Not even a thief of his football team.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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Theodore’s Ring by Stacy-Deanne – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Theodore's RingTheodore’s Ring by Stacy-Deanne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great story of romance and adventure.

You know you’re in love when you’ll trek into the bush to save your man, avoiding gunfire and fighting murderers. Either that or Lydia is really insane. Lydia goes to the Casanu forest to save her lover Cam when the vicious Efrain kidnaps him and demands she give Theodore’s Ring, a fabled item worth millions. You’ve got it, girl! She sets out on the journey with her ex-lover, Sullivan (say what now? ), who agrees to assist her despite his desire to reclaim her and vows to make her his, no matter what it takes. Lydia quickly realizes that saving Cam and being stuck in the jungle with no hair products is only half the battle. Add in harsh terrain, three mysterious strangers, a duel with a King Cobra, and an ex who can’t keep his hands to himself, and Lydia quickly realizes that saving Cam and being stuck in the jungle with no hair products is only half the battle.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has fantasy as well as paranormal. Its the best of both worlds.

She is aware that monsters exist since she is one herself. But how much longer can she keep the truth hidden? First, a dragon’s best buddy is a secret. Deception comes in second. Both offer protective armor, allowing Dahlia Nite, a half-dragon shapeshifter, to dwell among humans unnoticed. She covers herself in a cloak of falsehoods to hide in plain sight as she walks between two worlds belonging to neither. But nothing is ever indeed concealed. When different species’ severed remains are left on the riverside, Dahlia and Detective Alex Creed are tasked with solving the crime. With the help of Sentinel City’s new task force, the two are pushed on by hints that appear too good to be true.

They bounce from one crime site to the next, looking for a clear motivation among a tangle of contradictory evidence. Finally, the city begins to crumble, already on edge following a succession of mysterious crimes. Dahlia burns the candle at both ends, drowning in lost creatures, slain corpses, masked men—and the quest for her sidekick’s missing sister. She uses her empathic skills to find answers, and she discovers something eviler and more profound than a typical serial killer’s web. She tries to keep her pals from learning the truth as the dots connect and worlds clash. Secrets, on the other hand, maybe lethal. Dahlia isn’t the only one who collects them.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my third book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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No Names to Be Given by Julia Brewer Daily – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

No Names to Be GivenNo Names to Be Given by Julia Brewer Daily
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book gives historical ficition a great name.

1965. Sandy flees her home in order to avoid her mother’s violent lover. Becca makes a mistake and falls in love with the wrong man. Faith is also subjected to a brutal onslaught. These three young, unwed women meet at a maternity home hospital in New Orleans with no assistance and no alternative options, where they are expected to abandon their kids and return home as if nothing happened. However, such a life-changing incident can never be forgotten, and no secret is ever truly buried. A blackmailer threatens to disclose their secrets and destroy their lives twenty-five years later when the women are reconnected by a blackmailer.

Their fundamental underpinnings would be shaken by that shocking news, which would echo all the way to the White House. This compelling drama told from the viewpoints of three women, is based on true stories of women in the 1960s who discovered themselves pregnant yet unmarried, and were driven by family and society to make dreadful decisions. The narrative of how that unthinkable crime affected women’s lives forever is told in No Names to Be Given, a painful yet hopeful novel about family and redemption.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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The Heart of a Hussar (The Winged Warrior Series Book 1) by Griffin Brady – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

The Heart of a Hussar (The Winged Warrior, #1)The Heart of a Hussar by Griffin Brady
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a very good book when it comes to historical romance

He is adamant about defending his nation. Is he, however, capable of defending himself against the ultimate betrayal? 1610, Muscovy Jacek Dbrowski want to be remembered for his bravery. The twenty-two-year-old Polish cavalry officer earns his captain’s animosity instead of securing the territories he craves with his recent promotion to lieutenant. And his out-of-character rescue of two innocents from slaughter sets off a cascade of disastrous events. Dbrowski leads the young woman and her brother back to the castle in his birthplace after discovering they are not Russian opponents and have no relations.

However, when his competition with his superior intensifies and the growing beauty ignites a fire in his heart, the valiant horseman’s aspirations of greatness may be shattered. Will the brave warrior be able to withstand sinister plots that threaten to ruin all he holds dear? The first book in The Winged Warrior Series historical fiction duology, The Heart of a Hussar, is a gripping read. Griffin Brady’s well-researched novel will appeal to fans of motivated characters, gut-wrenching twists, and dramatic action scenes.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book in the series from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C. L. Schneider – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Chain Reaction (Nite Fire #2)Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book all about the supernatural.

Murder, mayhem, dragons, and mutants—oh my! Dahlia Nite is the only one who can discern the difference between monsters and humans. She’s been hunting one to defend the other for over a century, protecting mankind from creatures that slip through the tattered curtain between the worlds—creatures like her. However, the distinctions are becoming increasingly blurred. Dahlia recognizes a weird sickness has fallen upon Sentinel City as individuals begin to mutate and explode on the streets. From the upscale, high-end nightclub sector to the impoverished neighborhood, the unknown sickness affects people from all walks of life. Its victims, driven to random acts of brutality, are attracting far too much attention to be hidden.

Dahlia and her human companion, Detective Alex Creed, are assigned to the case and are investigating the fatalities. But all they have are questions and bodies, as well as a terrified public. Dahlia is working behind the scenes with her self-appointed sidekick, Casey Evans, to figure out what or who is behind the frightening changes. She wonders, as the violence escalates and the mystery deepens if the victims are still human. Were they ever-present?

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my second book in the series from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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States of Grace (Grace Locke Mystery Series) by Mandy Miller – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

States of GraceStates of Grace by Mandy Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a very good book when it comes to the big three of mysteries, crimes, and even thrillers.

Grace Locke, a disgraced prosecutor, and handicapped Army veteran is on the verge of losing her legal license forever. Grace has no choice but to turn to the evil side, defending the sorts of criminals she used to enjoy locking up while living in a no-tell hotel and eating ramen. To make matters worse, she’s battling the drug addiction that has landed her in this situation in the first place. Grace arranges to represent a trust-fund youngster accused of capital murder to pay the bills since she has few other choices to save her profession. Her strategy, however, has two drawbacks. One—Grace feels that being accused is the same as being guilty. Two, the accused is Grace’s spouse’s daughter, who is the daughter of the beauty queen who took Grace’s husband. Grace is surprised to learn that her client may not be guilty after all.

Grace believes the only reason that makes sense is that the dead man was involved in the criminal underworld. With the cops looking the other way and misdirecting her every step, the only explanation that makes sense to her is that the dead man was involved in the criminal underworld. When Grace uncovers convincing proof of her client’s innocence, the search for the true killer begins, leading her deep into Florida’s illegal pill mill trade. Is it too late for Grace to save her little client and herself from the execution chamber?

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book in the series from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books.

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Priscida Finds Greatness by Constance Mays – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Priscida Finds Greatness: In Herself and in OthersPriscida Finds Greatness: In Herself and in Others by Constance Mays
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a great book for kids and families.

Priscida is a modest yet astute alley cat who discovers the meaning of grandeur. Some of the incidents she depicts are based on true occurrences. You get to choose which ones are genuine! Enjoy Priscida Discovers and recognizes brilliance in yourself and others. “Great acts are built up of tiny deeds,” says Lao Tzu, and this is the basis for her narrative. While seeing through the eyes of this amusing cat, it is hoped that the reader would learn and apply this. Priscida realizes she is amazing and that she is surrounded by amazing people. Pretend you’re Priscida if you read it aloud! Imitate her facial expressions and body language. Make the same noises she would. Make a list of your own brilliance and display it somewhere you’ll see it every day. Saying “I am fantastic” every day is a good habit to get into. “Go forth and be wonderful today.” Most importantly, never give up and look for grandeur in the smallest of gestures.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books

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The Web of Humanity by Maria Turchin – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

The Web of Humanity: A NovelThe Web of Humanity: A Novel by Maria Turchin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a great woman and historical fiction

Anna Venu of Arizona is a shrewd, insightful, and funny woman. She’ll need every one of those qualities to make it through the adventure she’s about to go on following the unintentional discovery of a shocking family secret. Anna embarks on a perilous journey across Vienna, Paris, and Berlin in order to solve a mystery that leads her back to the bloody closing days of WWII. When Anna’s quest unexpectedly leads her into a modern-day European political intrigue, she suddenly finds herself in over her head. Anna will have to use all of her abilities and resolve to find the truth and remain alive if she is to survive. This work, told in a unique storytelling manner, spans numerous generations and historical periods, with surprising twists and turns along the way. Readers are forced to ponder the psychological urge for hostility, racism, power abuse, and the inexorable human need for war with Anna. This book encourages readers to learn about their own ancestors’ tales while also emphasizing that we are all connected through the Web of Humanity, which is our last hope for survival.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books

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Diabolical Sword: An Urban Fantasy Mystery (The Charm Collector Book 1) by Melissa Erin Jackson- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Diabolical SwordDiabolical Sword by Melissa Erin Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a great crime fantasy read.

A sword with sentience. An artifact aficionado. There’s a whole world of problems. Harlow Fletcher is a charm collector that goes by the name of Harlow Fletcher. She understands more about the criminal underbelly than the ordinary Luma resident because she is the daughter of bounty hunters. However, once her father was slain as a result of his employment and her mother fled town, she swore off the profession for myself. She should have gone into a more secure, unrelated field, such as accountancy. Instead, she found herself working as a freelance charm collector, which is a profitable job. She has an uncanny ability to track down rare items, particularly illicit magic-laced weaponry, and she used this talent to break into criminals’ homes after the cops have taken them away for their latest transgressions. She would sell the contraband to the highest bidder once she had helped herself to it.

While robbing her last victim, she notices a beautiful sword. Her instincts tell her it has dragon power rushing through its blade, and she already has the ideal buyer in mind. Within minutes, she regrets her choice to steal the sword: the weapon is alive. It’s lightning-fast and has a temper issue, but it’s taken liking to her. She is relieved to have the sword taken away from her life one day. When the cops showed up at her house, accusing her of murder, she was less relieved. The devilish sword glides into her flat, coated in blood, as she is arguing that she did not commit the crime. They’re now on the run, pursued by bounty hunters and government-trained feline shifters. While the sentient murder weapon stands by her side, she must somehow establish her innocence.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

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Conveniently Yours (Titans Of Manhattan Book 1) by Anise Storm- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Conveniently Yours (Titans Of Manhattan #1)Conveniently Yours by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has contemporary romance and the fake dating trope. The way this is amazingly written.

Clothes, cars, property, and women are all within Caspian’s reach until the grandeur he’s become accustomed to threatens to crumble around him if he fails to fulfill his uncle’s last desire.
He has discovered real love and to be Committed to staying married for a year.

Only by completing those two crucial duties would he be able to claim his fortune. What he needs is someone who will agree to a convenient arrangement that will free him from the emotional bonds of marriage.

She didn’t believe things could get much worse now that she was evicted and destitute. Then they did it. Paisley will soon be saddled with the financial obligation of her mother’s care, with her mother in a coma and her insurance benefits running out. She has no clue how she’ll support both of them until a childhood acquaintance approaches her with an unusual proposition. She wants Her mother’s care to be taken care of and a penthouse in Manhattan as well as the sum of one million dollars.

She just needs to pretend to be blissfully married for a year, but a lot may happen in that time.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

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Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship (The Perfect Pairings Series Book 1) by Parker Fairfield- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship (The Perfect Pairings Series Book 1)Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship by Parker Fairchild
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship (The Perfect Pairings Series Book 1) by Parker Fairfield is a contemporary romance.

Olivia Chasen, a chemist, and aspiring romance writer, is on a cruise to escape spending Christmas with her lovely twin sister and her new fiancé—ex. Olivia’s Her other passengers now believe she’s in love with a fictional figure, owing to her lonely, inebriated ramblings on Santa’s knee. Jace Morse, a former Navy SEAL, has faced a lot of strange situations throughout his career, but he’s never had the honor, pleasure, or privilege of becoming a gorgeous and clever woman’s dream hero come to life. While he hasn’t met the sultry chemist, he is anxious to learn more about the chemistry that is brewing between them. It’ll take more than Christmas cookies and a little help from Mrs. Claus to bring the charming SEAL and the doubting Olivia together; it’ll need a whole lot of Christmas magic.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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Rock Me To The Top (Gracefall: Vicious Love Tour) by Victoria Zak – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Rock Me To The Top (Gracefall: Vicious Love Tour Book One)Rock Me To The Top by Victoria Zak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rock Me to the Top: A Gracefall Rock Star Romance by Victoria Zak is a contemporary romance. This new adult romance is everything.

He fell for the deception. Joe Grace, the uber-sexy drummer, has it all except his closest friend Melody, with whom he wishes to share everything. When he hires Mel to organize his band’s tour, scorching summer evenings ignite a fresh desire that neither of them can deny, but their passion also rekindles the darkness that lurks under long-buried secrets and lies. Unless he bares his soul and puts it all on the line, he might lose the lady he loves. She was taken in by the fantasy. Melody Sterling has a long history with rock & roll. She had a front-row experience of the devastation that lifestyle had on her parents’ relationship as the daughter of a famed rocker. After that calamity, you’re dating a rock star? It’s not going to happen! Until one of her closest friends does. She joins Joe on their Gracefall summer tour, down on her luck—and presumably out of her mind—and quickly falls for the dream of his wild world. She must now decide whether her own aspirations are worth fighting for, even if it means losing the guy she loves.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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Blood Oath (Mafia Elite, book 2) by Amy McKinley-Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Blood Oath (Mafia Elite, #2)Blood Oath by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blood Oath (Mafia Elite, book 2) by Amy McKinley is a mafia romance with a tad bit of suspense.

Tragic events brought them together, and tragic events separated them. Enzo Vitale, the heir to the throne of the Chicago Mafia, would go to any length to keep Sofia safe, but his presence in her life makes her a target. He must safeguard the love of his life at all costs, even if it means keeping away from her, which goes against his entire nature. Sofia La Rosa, a young fashion designer, has been in love with her closest friend for years. Even when a wall of secrets grows between them, she’ll sacrifice anything for Enzo. Secrets, on the other hand, do not remain hidden indefinitely. When Sofia’s role in a previous cover-up is discovered, the adversary is out for blood, leading her to the very guy who promised to be her rescuer at any cost.

. I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This author has quickly become my favorite and I can’t wait to read more.

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Come Back Tomorrow (Embrace Tomorrow Duet Book 1) by Amy Argent- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Come Back Tomorrow (Embrace Tomorrow, #1)Come Back Tomorrow by Amy Argent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Come Back Tomorrow (Embrace Tomorrow Duet Book 1) by Amy Argent is a romance book. It is like Looking for a book that will stay with you like Me Before You or The Fault in Our Stars, but with a happy ending? Then Come Back Tomorrow is your next must-read angsty romance.

William Everson, Jr. is a young man who is dying of cancer and is completely alone. She meets him as part of her quest to befriend terminal cancer patients who have no visitors, but it takes me a long time to get to know “Will” and discover anything about his family, friends, or why he has a DNR order.”Can I come back the next day?”That’s the question she usually asks at the end of their meetings. It alters both of them forever when it becomes his question—”Will you come back tomorrow?” Will has given up on life, but she is not going down without a fight. Is what they discuss, however, enough to make Will reconsider any of his decisions… before it’s too late?

Come Back Tomorrow chronicles a heartbreaking journey from disease to the brink of death, when a vital decision must be made: accept your fate or fight with everything you’ve got. I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book that I have read from this author, I cant wait to read more.

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The Sound of Silence by Dakota Willink AUDIO TOUR – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

The Sound of SilenceThe Sound of Silence by Dakota Willink
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Sound of Silence by Dakota Willink is full of dark romance and suspense.

Every day, she reminds herself of a popular proverb: What does not kill us makes us stronger. People believe she lives an ideal life with her perfect spouse, but they are unaware of the reality. She was easily crushed — shattered, just as he intended her to be — like the fragile petals of the daisies he liked to gift. She has learnt to accept the situation as it is, but she will not allow it to ruin her. Instead, she does the only thing she knows how to do in order to survive: she runs.

He was certain she had a tale to tell. He was aware that it was going to involve violence, but he had no idea the atrocities she had endured. He’d waited so long, and she’d been through so much. Her scars were more than skin deep, yet she was exquisite in every way. It was nearly difficult to tell the difference between truth and lies, but he knew her secret. Nonetheless, he couldn’t help but want to go closer. She was powerful, and strength had its own beauty. It drew him in — and she drew him in. He wished to remove her nightmares and provide her with something fresh to fantasize about.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well.I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book from this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Swindler's RevengeSwindler’s Revenge by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Swindler’s Revenge by Ellen Butler is a crime mystery book that everyone can sit up with.

In the FBI, there are no softball cases, especially if an agent gets filthy. Karina Cardinal’s Saturday is off to a fast start, and it’s not because of the HGTV home improvement marathon she’s watching. The FBI is knocking at her home, looking for a fugitive. As if she could simply conceal one in her small apartment. Particularly one by the name of Mike Finnegan. A few months ago, the two of them dubbed it Splitsville, but Mike? Accept a bribe of $1.2 million? No and no, respectively. Regardless of how much proof the feds claim to have.

When a strange burner phone appears in Karina’s pocket, she has no doubts about who put it there. Mike is deep underground and so far off the grid that he requires assistance in determining who is framing him and why. Karina does what she does best: she dives in with both feet, oblivious to the hazards. What’s the problem with leaping before looking? You have the option of landing on a planet of dirt. And if an old foe begins playing hardball, you may find yourself six feet beneath it.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book by this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite, book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

No Way Out: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance (Mafia Elite Book 1) by Amy McKinley is romance suspense book that you will love

Amy McKinley’s USA Today Bestselling novel Secrets, Arranged Marriage, and Redemption is an action-packed mafia romance about secrets, arranged marriage, and redemption. Max’s goal is simple: reclaim what is rightly his and hold those who have mistreated him accountable. Max infiltrates a crucial wing of the Chicago Mafia as assassin Matteo Trambino to rescue his Sicilian mentor’s granddaughter, Liliana, from her deadly father. When they finally meet face to face, he understands he’ll never be able to walk away.

Liliana Brambilla, born into one of the Cosa Nostra’s most powerful families, is a pawn in her father’s power grab, unable to escape until he frees her. The only way out is to exchange one jail for another, namely her father’s choice of marriage. Her confidence is shaky when her father appoints a new bodyguard. He’s her adversary, she believes. Max is, in fact, her rescuer.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well.I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the fifth book from this author that I have read and I can’t wait to read more.

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The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda J Burson- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda J Burson is romantic suspense

The MARCY SERIES is available as a three-book Kindle bundle.
RAGE is a good place to start. Find out more about Marcy, Brad, and Liam. Join Marcy on her quest to discover why she has rage issues.

Then go on to the second book, CONFUSION. Watch as Marcy attempts to make sense of her tumultuous feelings. Learn more about her, Brad, and Liam, as well as their friends.

When you start the third book, emotions run high and decisions are made, but there are more shocks in store as AGONY AND ECSTASY lead you down a winding route.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first series of this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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