Thursday, January 18, 2018

Short Stories and Novellas with Linky



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The Stowaway Experiment: A Dominion Rising Short Story by [Bogle, Katherine]

My Review:

The Stowaway Experiment is an exciting introduction to the Dominion Rising series. It's action packed with interesting characters. There's Rikkard who feels the heavy responsibility of keeping The Smugglers Legion going or what's left of them, at least. He's willing to risk his all to do what needs doing. Then there's the stowaway who doesn't know her own name, but there's more to her than meets the eye. This short story will leave you wanting to read more!


Starchild: A Star Wanderers Short Story by [Vasicek, Joe]

My Review:

Starchild is a bittersweet short story about a girl who lives among the stars. She knows that she is special and dreams of her "prince charming" who, in her existence, is a star wanderer. The author has added a note at the end of the story that's also worth reading.


The Humra
one of twelve short stories in

The Newcomer: Twelve Science Fiction Short Stories (Scifi Anthologies Book 1) by [Shaw, Alasdair, Carmichael, Griffin, Carroll, Cindy, Crawford, Richard, Germann, Tom, Hutson, Alec, Green, JJ, Kelley, Cherise, Ay, J. Naomi, Gillespie, Jonathan C., Greenwood,  Laura, Aaron, James S.]

My Review:

The Humra is a short story by USA Today bestselling author Laura Greenwood and can be found in The Newcomer sci-fi anthology. This sweet science-fiction romance is a retelling of a popular fairytale, but I'll leave you to find out for yourself which one!



Forsaken Rose (Relics and Roses Book 2) by [Antony, A.J.]

My Review:

Forsaken Rose is a fantasy novella that takes place before Jackson Kross and the Dragon Girl. The author has an active imagination and weaves interesting stories. This novella was packed with well developed characters, magic, intrigue, romance, and more! It just needs a bit more editing.



The Modern Earl: Clean Inspirational Short Read by [Mays, Sophie, Johnson, Caroline]

My Review:

The Modern Earl is a light inspirational Christian novella. Co-authored by Sophie Mays and Caroline Johnson, it's a blend of contemporary humor and regency romance. The story revolves around a play that is supposed to have moral elements in it, but these are never divulged. I think that a few more mentions about the play would have made the story even better.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pink Simplicity Roses and a Linky


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Books by C.S. Johnson and a Linky


My two oldest kids were recently visiting my mom and step-dad in Atlanta. While there, they met up with C.S Johnson (C.J.), who is the author of a variety of young adult books. The photo above is of C.J. and my daughter Jessica. C.J. gave us several of her books and also signed them! Those that I've read and reviewed on my blog are listed below.







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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mallie: Daughter of Defiance

Mallie: Daughter of Defiance
A Dark Powers Rising Story

Mallie: Daughter of Defiance: A Dark Powers Rising Story by [Fernfield, Rebecca]

About the Book:

Title: Mallie: Daughter of Defiance | Author: Rebecca Fernfield | Publisher: Redbegga | Pages: 236 | Genre: Dystopian | Recommended Age: Young Adult

Book Description:

How can she save her people without losing him?

Trained as a soldier, Mallie thought she knew her destiny – to become a Guardian to help defend the tiny community of survivors she calls family, and then live happily ever after with Luca.

With the community under constant attack, a new alliance is made and Mallie is plunged into a terrifying new future where she’s forced to make terrible sacrifices.

Her duty is clear, but it means leaving home and Luca … forever.

With the lives of everyone she loves at stake, and thrust into more danger than she could ever have imagined, how will Mallie save the people she loves without losing everything?

Mallie is a thrilling post-apocalyptic dystopian novel of dangerous desires full of action, intrigue, romance and suspense.

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My Review:

Mallie is a courageous girl living in dangerous times. Her mother has helped her train to be a guardian. Her father calls her his warrior and her younger sister his princess. He loves power and desires an alliance with evil men. The two sisters are caught in the middle. Mallie must make tough choices. She's willing to sacrifice her love for her people's well-being. Will it be enough?

This is the first book in the Dark Powers Rising series. It has a satisfying ending, but you know that there's still more to come. The author does a great job in creating the adventure and the peril. None of the characters are perfect or over the top, which is in keeping with the dystopian theme. They are not superheroes; they are people trying to survive. I'm looking forward to what comes next!


About the Author:
Rebecca Fernfield

Rebecca Fernfield

British author, Rebecca Fernfield, is a lapsed medievalist who spends her days plotting the overthrow of evil regimes and devising intricate plans to rescue their victims. She’s also given to flights of fancy about the end of the world and what she’d do if the supermarkets suddenly ran out of chocolate, wine and other essentials!

She lives among the flatlands of the Humber estuary where Vikings and Saxons once fought and where, sometimes, on foggy mornings, you can still hear the echoes of clashing swords.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Stunning Sky and a Linky


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Monday, January 8, 2018

Dragon School: The Dark Prince

Dragon School:
The Dark Prince

Dragon School: The Dark Prince by [Wilson, Sarah K. L.]


About the Book:

Title: Dragon School: The Dark Prince | Author: Sarah K. L. Wilson | Genre: Fantasy Adventure | Pages: 94 | Recommended Age: Young Adult

Book Description:

Who says all handsome princes are charming?

Hunted by the Magikas, Amel seeks refuge on a secluded island. But when she meets the prince of Baojang there, she realizes she can't stay in hiding. Someone needs to warn the Dominion of the plotted treachery - and quickly before her friend Savette is married off to one of them.

Fans of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragon Rider’s of Pern, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon and Rachel E. Carter’s First Year will love Dragon School.

The Dark Prince is Episode Three of Dragon School - expect a new episode every eighteen days!


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My Review:

Dragon School: The Dark Prince is the third book in this fun and fast paced young adult series. Amel is learning to be a dragon rider, but she is at a severe disadvantage being crippled in one leg. However, Amel never gives up. She's also perceptive, loyal, and caring. In the third book, she faces greater perils. There's plenty of intrigue and good people die. Leng is severely injured and Amel must watch over him. Can she keep him alive when others want him dead? I can't wait to read more in the series!

My Favorite Quotes from Book 3:

Amel's thoughts:
It was just so hard to be ambitious when you knew that your all would never be as much as their average. Still, I pushed myself.

Amel's words:
“I’m not going to break. Just because I broke before doesn’t mean that I’m fragile.”



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About the Author:
Sarah K. L. Wilson

Sarah K L Wilson


USA Today bestselling author, Sarah K. L. Wilson, hails from the rocky Canadian Shield in Northern Ontario where she lives with her husband and two small boys. Her interests include the outdoors, history, and philosophy. Her books are always about fantastical adventures in other worlds.



Disclosure: I received an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) and this is my honest review.
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Friday, January 5, 2018

2 FREE Clean Romances and a Linky



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The Best Is Yet to Come: Novella Bonus for Her Best Match (The Best Girls Book 0) by [Dearen, Tamie]

My Review:

The Best Is Yet To Come is a prequel novella that can be read before or after Her Best Match (Book 1). It's written from the viewpoint of billionaire Steven Gherring and is a fun read. This is a clean feel-good romance. 


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Her Best Match: A Romantic Comedy (The Best Girls Book 1) by [Dearen, Tamie]

My Review:

Her Best Match is the story of Anne Best, a Texas widow, who comes to work for billionare Steven Gherring. Steven's grandmother wants to see him married and Anne happily joins forces with her to help find him his best match. Of course, Steven is not thrilled with the two of them meddling in his love life. This is a clean feel-good romance novel.


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