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SHORTCUTS (Singularities) by Amy Bearce – Review by Stefanie Carney

ShortcutsShortcuts by Amy Bearce
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shortcuts is a different take on the paranormal young adult novel that had me thoroughly entertained from the beginning. I was instantly swept up in these teenagers lives and I couldn’t wait to see how it played out, though I do have some questions about some of the characters. I thought this story showed a different side of the typical teenage angst story in a way that made it seem new and fresh. This story was full of the stuff I love too, it played on the heartstrings a little in a couple of different ways. It reminded me of being a teenager and made me grateful that I survived it as well as I did. I think this story is good for anyone looking to escape the humdrums of life with a little thrill.

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A Person Could Disappear Here by Terri George – Review by Stefanie Carney

A Person Could Disappear HereA Person Could Disappear Here by Terri George
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I thought this book was pretty creepy. This should be used as a cautionary tale of the world we live in today. The scenes were so vivid that at times I smelled the alcohol wafting in the air and I felt my stomach turning in fear of what would happen next. Though at times the language was different than what I am used to, I had no problem being enthralled by this fast paced thriller that kept me up way into the night. If you want a good thrill, then this is definitely for you.

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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Stefanie Carney

Little Miss Eyes of BlueLittle Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Little Miss Eyes of Blue is the prequel to The Woman America Loves a Latte and it does a great job of diving it on Vee’s past. It paints a vivid picture that tweaks the heart and answers some questions about why she is how she is. At times this story is both heartbreaking and bold, which is exactly how I feel about Vee as well. This author has a talent of making the characters feel so real so easily and I love that. If you want a good book that is basically a character study then this is for you. Just be warned that it may change how you see the world around you.

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Wolf: Book Three in the Fairy Tale Series by Jody Lynn Daniels – Review by Stefanie Carney

Wolf: Book Three in the Fairy Tale SeriesWolf: Book Three in the Fairy Tale Series by Jody Lynn Daniels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved everything about this book. The characters were so well written that I wanted to reach into the book, grab Stephen and not let him go. Sasha was just the perfect companion to him and together I thought they were the best comedic relief for a story that sometimes broke my heart. I instantly felt like I was part of this family and therefore I had to keep reading to see what was going to happen. This book had everything I want in a book, it made me laugh, it made me cry and it definitely made me bite my nails in anticipation. It’s the third book in the Fairy Tale Series and if the other books are half as good as this one, then I will devour them just as fast as I did this one.

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Hell on Heels (PJ Santini Series: Book 1) by Lynne Russell – Review by Stefanie Carney

Hell On Heels (PJ Santini Series Book 1)Hell On Heels by Lynne Russell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hell on heels is a different take (for me anyway) on the female P.I. story. It has a storyline that will keep you flipping the pages and it definitely kept me guessing. PJ is definitely a colorful character and I expect the rest of the series will be just as engrossing as this book. This has been compared to Evanovich which I haven’t read, but if this is an indicator then I think I found my new genre. I can’t wait to see what she gets up to next.

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The Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Stefanie Carney

The Woman America Loves a LatteThe Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Woman America Loves a Latte is an interesting look into how things are interrelated without our even knowing it. When Vee makes a decision to try to escape her life, we as readers are taken on a journey to watch the effects of that decision and how it affects not only her but those around her. I thought this was an interesting story with characters that made me want to know more about them. I thought it was original and entertaining. This is not the first book I have read by this author and I guarantee it won’t be the last.

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Fortitude by Carrie Dalby – Review by Stefanie Carney

FortitudeFortitude by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To be honest, I don’t know what I expected from this book. Something to take me to another place for a few hours maybe, but what I got was so much more. I found myself fully engrossed in this story and with the characters who broke my heart a few times. Fortitude is defined as courage during pain or adversity, this books shows what fortitude looks like in a way that is relatable and imaginable. Claire is one of the most amazing characters I have read in a long time, she shows what all good heroines should; empathy, bravery, and of course fortitude. I don’t usually read books like this, from this time period because it just breaks my heart but this is a great example of why we should be reading this material. This opened my eyes to not only this incredible writer but to a topic that I’m eager to dive into more. I am looking forward to seeing just how far Carrie Dalby will go in the book world.

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Reset to One (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 2) by Heather Silvio – Review by Stefanie Carney

Reset to One (Paranormal Talent Agency, #2)Reset to One by Heather Silvio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reset to One is the second book in the Paranormal Talent Agency series and it is a perfect follow-up book. While it expands on the supernatural world in Vegas, it stands alone as an amazingly fun story. I really liked Evie as a character, I wanted to know all about her, maybe because she doesn’t really seem like any other vampire I have read before. That is a pattern I’m finding with Heather Silvio’s books, she makes characters that you don’t want to give up, and a story that keeps you flipping pages. I liked this book almost as much as I liked the first book which doesn’t often happen for me so I highly recommend it if you want to escape for a few hours.

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Terror in Boring Town (A Sam and Rex Adventure Book 1) by Hoot N. Holler – Review by Stefanie Carney

Terror in Boring Town (A Sam and Rex Adventure, #1)Terror in Boring Town by Hoot N. Holler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Much to my mother’s chagrin, I was an adventure seeking tom boy as a kid. My friends and I would go “treasure hunting” in abandoned lots and one day I was so dirty that I had to be hosed off in the backyard before I could enter the house. As I was reading this book I was reminded of my youthful misadventures and I hadn’t thought about those times in a very long time. For me, that is a great benefit of reading, to go to a place you haven’t been before or to return to a memory you haven’t visited in a while. This is a young reader book. Again, it’s been a while since I read a young reader book, but this is definitely better than what I remember. This was full of adventure and it reminded me of the times I would fight with my big brothers to be included as well. I really liked this story, it was intriguing and entertaining, but most importantly for me, it was fun. I could see this happening in a little town, a town I would love to visit. So for me this had everything I love in a book and I can’t wait to see what these two get up to next.

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Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) by Heather Silvio – Review by Stefanie Carney

Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency, #1)Lights, Camera, Action by Heather Silvio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great addition to the paranormal genre. It was everything I expected it to be, cute, entertaining and just different enough that I didn’t feel as though I was reading a book I have read several times before. This being the first book of the series, did a great job setting me up for what I imagine will be a great joy ride. As a big fan of this genre I fully appreciate that writers are expanding the supernatural community and making themselves stand out, which I don’t think is too easy. Heather Silvio sucked me in from the beginning (pun intended) with the characters and sealed the deal with a gripping storyline. I can’t wait to see what spooky things happen next in Vegas.

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