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

Rock Me To The Top (Gracefall: Vicious Love Tour Book One)Rock Me To The Top by Victoria Zak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first story by Victoria Zak. Rock Me to the Top is a good story although it is almost predictable. Guy and girl who are best friends, finally admit their feelings for each other, guy is “caught” in the arms of another girl. Girlfriend misinterprets situation and flees causing grief for them both. Of course, there is more going on which makes me want to keep reading to see how they will figure things out. The ending leaves me wondering if there will be more, there is so much potential for more not only for Joe and Melody but for the rest of the band members. Even Melody’s friend Dani has a story. I look forward to seeing what this author can bring to this story line and what kind of trouble these characters will get into.

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Cursed Luck (Broderick Coven Book 5) by AJ Renee – Review by Shannon Fowler

Cursed Luck (Broderick Coven, #5)Cursed Luck by A.J. Renee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cursed Luck is book 5 in the Broderick Coven series. This series must be read in order as it follows the lives of the Broderick siblings. Cursed Luck stars Edward Broderick, the lone wolf of the siblings. Edward believes he is destined to be alone. His powers of “luck” are soley reserved for the people he can help and not himself. Mia is a character from previous stories and while she too is a witch, she connects her powers through the earth and nature.

While there is no real “bad” guy in this story Edward and Mia must battle their own personal demons to find their happily ever after.

Many sexy scenes, so not recommended for those under 18 yrs. I always enjoy reading the stories by AJ Renee and look forward to the rest of the siblings stories!

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THE BOW (HER THREE IMMORTALS Book 3) by HAZEL STORM – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Bow (Her Three Immortals, #3)The Bow by Hazel Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is by far my favorite of all three stories…so far. Vanessa’s adventure is never dull. She learns many new things during this story. Things about her gods and about herself.

“Make your own light. With it, you can defeat the darkness”. This quote may just be my very next tattoo!! So much truth. So deep.

And then there’s the mouthwatering description “…his mouth is like hot butterscotch poured over salted caramel ice cream.” Ummm yummy!!

While this story ends with a happily ever after there are still some unanswered questions. And Mothers that have to be dealt with. Which leads me to believe that there will be more to this series!!

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THE GOD (HER THREE IMMORTALS Book 2) by HAZEL STORM – Review by Shannon Fowler

The God (Her Three Immortals, #2)The God by Hazel Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The flirty and fun continues with Vanessa and mostly Grey. However, Grey’s ½ brothers show up throughout the story along with some other interesting characters, PK being my favorite.

While reading this story I get the feeling that Vanessa may be more that she thinks she is. There seems to be something extra about her.

As in book one, The Don, this story also has many sexy scenes with Vanessa not having to choose between her men…gods.

Hazel Storm has an easy writing style and it seems that cliffhangers are her specialty as this story also ends in a cliffhanger.

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THE DON (HER THREE IMMORTALS Book 1) by HAZEL STORM – Review by Shannon Fowler

The DonThe Don by Hazel Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My first book by Hazel Storm and I am hooked! What a fun, flirty, sexy and quick reading story. Vanessa, Grey and Raef are great characters. I am definitely team Vanessa while reading this story. Most romance stories require the heroine to choose the hero, this story has two heroes and implies that Vanessa will get to choose both!

Mortals aren’t that special but those gods…wow! The side characters kept the story going and makes me hope there will be more stories coming with them included.

This story does end in a cliffhanger which is not a happy ending type cliff hanger at all. On the plus side, good for us readers, there will be more!

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite, book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Shannon Fowler

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

No Way Out is the first book in this new series by McKinley. The story line in this book is good. The characters are awesome. I loved Max’s type of alpha. He was not out of control with his love and protectiveness. I loved the way Lil feels about Max. She loves him but isn’t so lost in him that she can’t function. She is strong in her own right. And of course, there are the characters that are easy to hate like Lil’s very own father.

The only concern I have with this book is there seemed to be a lot of references to the past. Almost as if there was a book before this one. I wasn’t confused or lost while I read this story but it felt as if I was missing another story. I was able to read and enjoy this book with ease.

Overall, the writing is really good and I am, as always, looking forward to what comes next for this family.

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Cursed Touch (Broderick Coven Series Book 4) by AJ Renee – Review by Shannon Fowler

Cursed Touch (Broderick Coven, #4)Cursed Touch by A.J. Renee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love these characters and the whole Broderick family. Author AJ Renee keeps me entertained with sassy and sweet characters and with plots that roll smoothly.

Vanessa Raine is a single woman that believes she is seeing things. She knows she isn’t crazy but she just can’t believe the things she sees. And the fact that no one else is seeing these things makes her wonder what is really going on. Carter Broderick is a witch learning his untapped powers. And his day job of being a doctor allows him to practice his healing touch. However, he doesn’t know what he’s missing until he meets Vanessa. The way these two grow together is sweet, sexy and oh so good.

These books do need to be read in order and Cursed Touch is book 4. I definitely recommend this series. Bonus: I love the blurb for the next book, waiting patiently!

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Houses of Deception (The Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series Book 6) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Shannon Fowler

Houses of Deception (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 6)Houses of Deception by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another mystery for Madeline Dawkins to solve! Another mystery from Cynthia Hamilton that you must read.

Mysteries aren’t my go-to stories but Cynthia Hamilton is my go-to author when I want a great mystery.

Madeline has grown so much since her first adventure in book one. Reading about her in each story has been exciting and fun. And book 6 is just as good. Her husband Mike is the perfect match to her personality. I love the way they work together and complete each other.

This series needs to be read in order. Each book is an easy but exciting read. I look forward to the next adventure for Madeline and Mike.

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THE MARCY SERIES BOXSET: BOOKS 1-3 by Linda J. Burson – Review by Shannon Fowler

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

This book set is a great way to start this series! And you must start at the beginning!

This first book is an interesting story. I felt like I was waiting for the other shoe to drop the entire time I was reading this book. The plot is a good one, with the main character, Marcy, experiencing some unexplained nightmares and rage. Her boyfriend, Brad, tries to make her understand that people are beginning to fear her. This just makes her angrier. Brad is by no means perfect and has his own problems. This couple gets engaged but sadly it doesn’t last long when they discover they have major problems to work out. Because Marcy didn’t have enough going on in her crazy life, she meets Liam.

I enjoyed this story because I experienced a range of emotions with the characters from their experiences. A little rage myself at the hospital scene. I have found that Brad tends to bring out my worst feelings. However, when Marcy meets Liam, that relationship brings out my swoony type feelings. (Although I think they are rushing things.)

I did not think that Marcy’s rage was all that out of control. Although when she learned to control it she seemed to be able to rather quickly. I think there could have been more situations where she was out of control. There were situations where she should have been out of control but she was rather passive. Marcy is a very likeable character and I cannot wait to see how and when Burson gives Marcy a happily ever after.

Confusion is book two in the Marcy series. In this book Marcy seems to have her rage still under control. After she met Liam in book one she learns there is a better outlet for her rage. In Confusion she is given more opportunities to let that rage loose. Her real confusion is loving two men and it is making me crazy! I really don’t know how one person could do it. She is much stronger than she thinks. However, I would like to see Brad become a little stronger himself. He seems weak through the first half of the book. And then he kind of goes MIA. Leaving us to wonder what he is cooking up.

Liam’s past is still a mystery and his current life as a vigilante keeps him mysterious. I hope when all is said and done he isn’t a bad guy! I am still #teamliam though-out this book!

Again, Burson’s writing style makes this storyline easy to read. I want a happily ever after and Marcy just can’t make a choice…I really don’t blame her…much.

To get the whole story you must read before book one, Rage, before reading Confusion. I love the titles that the author has given to these books. Perfect! However, my feelings are mixed about the main characters. Liam, Marcy and Brad…make a choice already! I did wish there was a bigger wow factor for the cliff hanger but I am still going to read the next book, Agony and Ecstasy. That sounds about right for these characters! I can’t imagine what Burson has in store for these three!

Ok here we go. Agony and Ecstasy is the third book in the Marcy Series. Will it be the last? With that ending I certainly hope not!

Here’s what causes Marcy’s rage, confusion, agony AND ecstasy!

“My life seems to be running in slow motion, and I can’t speed it up no matter what I do. I still think of Brad all the time, but I’m not missing him the way I’m missing Liam. Isn’t that interesting?”

To me this story had more agony than ecstasy. I just can’t like Brad. Everyone else does, Marcy, her friends, her parents, maybe even Linda Burson herself. I really am trying. I was #teamliam all through book 2 but this time he makes some choices and does some things that makes me wonder just what is really going on.

I can tell you this author likes twists! Major twist at the half way mark, another twist before the wedding, minor twist at the wedding, twist with Liam and Marcy, twist with Brad and Marcy. Can you understand the main character’s confusion? agony?

This story had good writing as the first two books did. This story focuses on Marcy’s confusion about loving these two great men. This story has a bittersweet happy ending but I didn’t like it…remember I am #teamliam. I felt no closure with this ending so let’s see what Burson can bring in the next book.

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Avenging Devil Part 2 (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Shannon Fowler

Avenging Devil Part 2: Satan's Devils MC San DiegoAvenging Devil Part 2: Satan’s Devils MC San Diego by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great ending! What a great turn of events! This story is Avenging Devil part 2. The conclusion to part 1. I loved the development of the characters, especially Saffie, from the beginning of part 1 to the ending of part 2. I loved that this story includes many characters from the club. Definitely must read in order.

The only thing I have to complain about is the middle seemed to slow down a little bit, drag just a little…just seemed like boring day to day life while waiting for the conclusion. Although now that I think about the twists that Mellett threw in there, I think the slow part may have been part of her plan to lull us into a safe zone and then BAM! An amazing twist and climax to make you sit up and think what the … just happened!?! And the way Saffie happens her own club business…Just ah!!

This story is twisted and is not for the faint of heart. There are warnings in the blurb as well. Read with caution but get ready for a ride!

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