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BOOK REVIEW: Marked (Hunter Awakened) by Felicity Hunt

Marked (Hunter Awakened) by Felicity Hunt

Description: 

Twenty-one year-old Teal Rhines is a one-time child star turned Hollywood darling. She’s loved by the public and media alike for her tenacity and strength. Orphaned and abandoned as a baby, emancipated at sixteen, she is a role model to many. Now, as her new television show is taking off, her future looks bright. 

But when her new bodyguard, the attractive Elias Bane, shows interest in her, she never dreams that he is a part of the same supernatural world that her mother fled. The mother she never knew. Like many adopted children, Teal Rhines has always wondered about her biological parents. Who they were. Why they’d abandoned her. In all of her imaginings, she’s never gotten close to the truth. 

But when the truth is revealed, loyalties are tested. Love is put on trial. And danger is closer than she realizes. 

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Review

I picked up Marked for free in the Kindle store, and I finally had the chance to read it. The story did hook me from the beginning, as I wanted to know more about this feisty main character who defends herself and stands up for the innocent. I enjoyed her interactions at the party, and the firing of her bodyguard. Teal is a good, strong female lead, and I loved that about her.

Unfortunately, the book contains a great deal of typos that made it difficult to get into, especially as a lot of them were in the first few chapters. I love a good romance, and I love sexy scenes, but there seemed to be entirely too many of them, considering that the vast majority of them were dream sequences. They were hot, they were well-written, but they took up entirely too much of the book and I ended up skipping a lot of those scenes just to get back to the story.

The whole book was written to seem like a suspenseful romance, and I was hooked- until the ending. All of a sudden the book became a paranormal romance, and although I enjoy those, I felt that the paranormal elements should have come into play much earlier. The late introduction of the paranormal element made the contrast jarring and out of place.

I did enjoy this book, even with the things I’ve mentioned above, and I really enjoyed this author’s writing style. I would be interested in reading more of her work, and I may even pick up the rest of the series as I really want to know how the paranormal element will change the main character. I give this book 3.5/5 stars, and I do recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance, adult content, paranormal elements, and a strong female lead.

NOTE: This book is currently FREE on Amazon if you’re interested in picking up a copy. 

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Heaven Can Be Hell is FREE!

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Hi, everyone! I just wanted to let you know that my short story, Heaven Can Be Hell, is FREE 9/16-9/18! If you’re seeking something different to read, I’d love for you to give it a try. 

Description

Elsa Morgan had a life most people would envy. She had two great loves in her life, had two beautiful children, and she died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 58. She was thankful for her life and the blessings bestowed upon her…

Until she arrived in Heaven, finding both her loves waiting none too patiently for her, and both men eager to renew their lives together. No, physical pain doesn’t exist in Heaven, but Elsa’s heart can still break. Who will she choose, husband number one, or husband number two?

Links

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As always, I want to hear from you! If you download a copy, I’d love your feedback. Please consider returning to Amazon and leaving an honest review! If you enjoy it, tell your friends and family. And you can always reach out to me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KayGlassAuthor 

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy! 

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Book Review- Coffee and Cockpits, by Jade Hart

Occasionally I enjoy reviewing books on my blog, but usually only if that book moves me in some way. Coffee and Cockpits by Jade Hart is just such a book. I was hooked from the first page, and I refused to put it down until I’d finished it. I just don’t have enough wonderful words to sum up this book, so I’ll share my review with you all instead- 

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Description 

“If I had to die, I wanted it to be doing something I loved, with a man who wanted to fly me to the moon.” 

By day, Nina Poppins is a professional flight attendant, who lives to travel, and isn’t afraid to chase her dreams. By night, she’s an award winning Salsa dancer who wears sexy corsets and garter belts. She wants to keep her two lives separate, but Liam Mikin knows her secrets. 

Liam Mikin is a co-pilot used to getting any air-hostess he wants with one blazing look of his blue eyes. And he wants Nina. But Nina is adamant she won’t end up as another notch on a pilot’s wingtip.

However, fate intervenes when their airplane malfunctions on a routine flight to Samoa, stranding all the crew on the Pacific island. Liam has his opportunity to prove to Nina he’s not what she thinks, but he wasn’t counting on competition in the form of an engineer. Nikolai Rivers dances as well as Nina and is linked to Liam’s past. As Nikolai fights for Nina’s affections, Liam is forced to face what happened all those years ago. 

Being island-wrecked in a five star hotel is anything but relaxing. Fraught with male egos, dancing, and secrets, both Nina and Liam aren’t ready for what fate has in store.

My Review

Nina is a strong woman who knows what she wants and nothing will deter her from her dream- she’s not going to be a flight attendant her whole life- one day she’ll fly the skies behind the controls. Liam is a strong, self-assured pilot… on the surface. The chink in his armor? The ever-growing love for Nina.

In Samoa, Nina’s barriers fall and Liam may just get the happy ending he’s been dreaming of…

And then the world unravels again, leaving the reader stunned and begging for more… Or at least I was! I finished this book in one sitting, as I just couldn’t bear to put it down and go to sleep. I highly recommend this book, and I’m eager to read more from this author. 5 stars!

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Book Review: Text Message, by William Malmborg

Seldom have I downloaded a Kindle book that has wowed me, but this one did! It kept me up, kept me thinking, wondering what would happen next, wondering how I’d fare in a similar situation, and how far one will go for love. Today I’m reviewing:

Text Message, By William Malmborg

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Description on Goodreads: Mr. Campbell enjoys working at the Park Place Mall. In fact, he likes the mall so much that sometimes he stays there overnight just so he can wander the open hallways and browse through the stores all by himself. The only thing more enjoyable than being within the mall alone is having a female companion there with him, one clothed in a sexy undergarment from the risky lingerie store who must flee his predatory desires. Of course getting a girl to go along with such a fun game isn’t easy. Thankfully he knows a way around this. It seems women become incredibly compliant when the flesh of a love one is threatened, especially when evidence of that threat is sent to them from the loved one’s own phone.

Description on Amazon: Mallory thought it would be a quick trip to the mall, one where she could get a last minute Christmas gift. Little did she know a momentary slip in judgment would result in her sister’s abduction. Unable to call the police for fear her sister will be killed, Mallory has no choice but to play the awful game the sadistic kidnapper has designed for her.  Will she survive?

Review:

I love horror stories. I enjoy reading them, but a lot of times I’ll download them and be horribly disappointed. This was not the case with this story. Text Message held me in its clutches until I finished it, and I was dying to get to the end, but disappointed when it was over because I wanted more. More from this story, more from this author. So I’ll definitely be downloading more from Mr. Malmborg in the future.

Shopping malls are bright, cheerful places, especially at Christmastime. But what about when the lights go out? Better still, what about when a serial killer tortures and taunts you in a shopping mall filled with bustling people finishing their shopping, and all you can do is play his game, or risk the death of a loved one? Well, you play along, until you decide to stand your ground.

I loved that Mallory and Jenna weren’t weak, useless female characters. They were strong, stubborn young girls with a will to live. Dan, the war hero, trying so hard to help… It was so wonderfully written that I’ll be talking about it for days to come with my friends and family. I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good edge-of-your-seat torture tale with an ending you won’t see coming. 5 stars!

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Book Review: Dying to Forget (The Station) by Trish Marie Dawson

Dying To Forget (The Station) by Trish Marie Dawson

Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008S2RKAU/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title

Synopsis: Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation but she doesn’t make it to Heaven or Hell…instead she finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She’s given only two choices: Return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of some outside assistance, or move on and spend an eternity lost in her own sorrow and pain. 

Does Piper have what it takes to save a life – to be the nagging voice inside someone else’s head – or will she fail and end up lost and tormented in limbo…forever?

“Excuse me, Niles…I mean, Mr. Abbott. But, where are we?”
“I’ll explain everything to you dear, just as soon as we reach the Station.”
“What station? We aren’t in the hospital? Where’s my Dad?”
“No Piper, this isn’t the hospital, and your father is at home…he’s fine. Please, follow me.”
He turns away and continues on through the light. I hang my head, staring at my bare feet as we walk. Even though my cuts are gone, I keep rubbing my arm. It’s soothing. I almost bump into Niles when he stops abruptly.
“We’re here,” he says softly.

 

My review: *****WARNING- MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS***** 

I knew this book was going to be a tearjerker when I wasn’t even a quarter of the way through it and I was crying for the character… 

Piper had it all pretty good, until the party. But even after her life turned upside down, she still had Bree… until even that comfort is gone. 

Now she’s alone and scared and emotionally devastated- and then she wakes up in The Station. Now she’s got a choice- an eternity in a Hell of her own making, or being the conscience of someone like her- someone who hurts as she once hurt, someone who feels like suicide is the answer. Does she have what it takes to work in The Station? Can she prevent others from taking the path she herself took? 

I appreciated that the author took the time to not only included her personal opinions on the subject of suicide, but information on where to turn for those who are feeling helpless and hopeless. Very well done. 

My heart broke for the characters= I was thoroughly sucked into the story, and the ending was such a shock that I really must have the second in the series. Highly recommended download- 5 stars!

 

About the Author: Trish was born and mostly raised in San Diego, California where she lives now with her family and pets. She’s been writing short stories and poetry since high school after an obsession with Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’. After over fifteen years of crazy dreams and an overactive imagination, Trish began her first book ‘I Hope You Find Me’ in December of 2011. When Trish isn’t writing, she’s homeschooling her amazing daughter and mildly autistic son, reading whatever she can get her hands on, or enjoying the Southern California sun. As a strict Vegetarian, Trish holds a special place in her heart for animal rights and dashes into the backyard weekly to rescue lizards and mice from her mini-lab/cocker spaniel mixed dog, Zoey…who is always getting into some sort of trouble.

 

Where to find her!

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WriterTrishMarieDawson

On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trish-Marie-Dawson/e/B008CQGASU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

WordPress: http://writertrishmdawson.wordpress.com/ 

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