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Venators: Promises Forged. #bookreview

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Venators: Promises Forged

Venators: Promises Forged is the second book in the Venators series by Devri Walls. So many things can happen in Eon, where Rune, Grey and Ryker have traveled from Earth. In the last book, they – mostly Grey- defeated a dragon. Not too bad for

Ryker is still being held captive by Zio. No one else is sure where he is being kept. He isn’t sure of what is going on. Since he came to Eon, Ryker has been heavily sedated. He doesn’t even know that he’s a Venator or what that means.

Grey walks into a trap set by Feena, the Fae Queen. I don’t know what I expected a Fae Queen to do exactly but Feena is different than any other fairy that I’ve read about. She’s trickier and much more cruel. Someday, I’d like to see if anyone has any fan art of Feena. She’s such an interesting character but the picture of her in my mind is a bit fuzzy. Is it because she is scary without even trying? Possibly . . .

Rune spends most of her time learning how to be more diplomatic and also getting in touch with her inner Venator. It’s time for her to unleash whatever powers she has. Rune and the rest of the group need every power that they have to rescue Grey from Feena.

Poor Ryker might never get rescued from Zio’s prison. All of that bad boy energy will go to waste if Rune and Grey don’t make it out of the Fae Queen’s forest.

If you like fantasy novels with scary female villains and a bad boy or two, then this could be the series for you. Who is your favorite female villain? I’m partial to Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

If you lack imagination and only like boring books with dull characters, then you might not like Venators: Promises Forged. There’s probably still a boring book out there for you.

P.S. Sorry for being late to the blog tour. I feel like I got trapped in the Fae Queen’s Forest too.

Venators: #bookreview

Venators: Magic Unleashed on Amazon

Most of Venators by Devri walls is set in an alternate dimension called Eon. Every supernatural being that you can think of exists in Eon.

Rune, her brother, Ryker, and classmate, Grey, begin their day on Earth as usual. Rune and Grey are saved from supernatural hunters by Tate, who takes them to Eon through a portal.

Some would say that Grey is obsessed with the supernatural. He’s a bit of an outcast on Earth. Ryker has made life even more difficult for Grey but by the end of the book, his reason will make a little more sense.

Rune is usually the mediator between Ryker and Grey. She also has an interest in the supernatural but she keeps it a closely guarded secret.

Tate tells Rune and Grey that they are Venators, which are sentries between Eon and Earth. There’s more to being a Venator than being a gatekeeper.

If you are interested in the supernatural and alternate dimensions, then this could be the book for you. Personally, Venators has been my favorite book so far this year. I would go through the portal to Eon if it was possible.

If you are firm non-believer of vampires, werewolves or shapeshifters, then this book might not be what you’re looking for yet. I would recommend giving the book a chance even if you are not a fan of the supernatural.

  • I received this book as part of The Write Reads book blog tour. All opinions are my own. Obviously.

Kingshold: #bookreview

Kingshold

Kingshold by D.P. Woolliscroft is set in the city of Kingshold, which is on the island of Edland. There’s not a specified year but I would say it probably takes place during medieval times. In this book, magic is a real thing that people accept.

There’s not one main character. It’s told from the point of view of a bard, a sorcerer, the sorcerer’s adopted daughter and a servant at the palace.

The last king and queen have been dispatched by the sorcerer due to their greed and ineptitude at running the kingdom. The sorcerer, Jyuth, has proclaimed that there will not be any other kings and the people must choose a different way of doing things. The privy council decides that there will be an election. Whoever pays the price can have a vote.

Mareth, the bard, has taken a job from a wealthy candidate. His main job is to write songs about what’s happening with the election. The sorcerer’s daughter, Neenahwi, is a powerful sorceress in her own right. When her father retires, she will be taking his place and she isn’t looking forward to it. Alana, the servant girl, is responsible for taking care of Jyuth. He sees that she’s smart and includes her in his plans.

It took until I was at about the 20 % point before things started to click for me. So I would recommend sticking it out because the story really gets pretty good by the 45% mark.

If you are a fan of stories with magic and intrigue, then you will probably enjoy Kingshold.

If you are a troll, orc or a greedy politician, then this book is too complicated for you anyway.

  • I received this book for participating in The Write Reads Blog Tour. All opinions are my own. Obviously.
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The Friday Edition: #bookreview

The Friday Edition

“The Friday Edition” by Betta Ferrendelli is set in Denver, Colorado. Although, the book opens with a young district attorney falling to her death, don’t let it dissuade you from visiting Denver in the future.

Samantha Church is a reporter for a local newspaper. She is the sister of Robin, the district attorney who died in the first chapter. Both sisters had issues with alcoholism. Robin had been sober up until the day of her death.

Samantha hasn’t admitted to herself that she has a problem with alcohol. She has already lost custody of her daughter and fired from a decent job at a different newspaper. You could say that things are not going well for her in any way.

Sam has a feeling that Robin did not commit suicide. The police are ready to close the investigation because they believe that she jumped off her balcony on purpose. Sam wants to follow her instincts and find out whatever she can about Robin’s last few months at work.

After some digging in Robin’s files, she gets in touch with a police officer, Rey, who had been helping Robin on a drug ring investigation. Sam and Rey are positive that Robin found out something that was going to upset the wrong people.

Sam tries to sober up in order to do some investigative reporting. Unfortunately, alcoholism doesn’t care about deadlines. She messes up quite a bit but manages to redeem herself. Sam is the underdog but I kept hoping that she would overcome her challenges.

If you are interested in reporters, cops and mysteries, then you will probably enjoy “The Friday Edition.”

If you are easily triggered by bad cops, then you should hold off reading it for a bit longer.

Dark Moon Falls: Ghost. #bookreview

For those readers who like supernatural romances, there is a new anthology, Dark Moon Falls, that you might be interested in reading. I received the ARC for Dark Moon Falls: Ghost by DJ Bryce in exchange for doing a review.

Although the name is a bit ominous, the town of Dark Moon Falls seems pretty charming. It’s close to a forest, which could be lovely or creepy. Many of the residents are part of the wolf pack.

There are two main characters: Ghost and Mackenzie. Ghost is a shifter – wolf and human. He has just moved to the area. Mackenzie is the single mom of a shifter son.

Her ex, Darnel, is in prison but wants to rebuild the relationship with his son. Or so he says. He was a deadbeat dad before going to prison. Zandra, the stepmom, is not much better.

The stepmom is vindictive and trashy. She is definitely holding a grudge against Mackenzie. Some members of the Wolf pack blame Mackenzie for her ex getting sent to prison. Trashy stepmom wolf shifters get angry when they cannot mate with their mate and make baby wolves. So Zandra comes up with a plot to help her mate see his son.

So Ghost and Mackenzie meet and become an item in record time. Apparently, shifters recognize their soulmate immediately. There’s no second-guessing. Ghost and Mackenzie have the shortest courtship in history besides maybe Cher or Elizabeth Taylor.

If you like supernatural romances, this set includes 15 different stories. So there should be plenty of romance to keep you warm this winter.

If you don’t believe that werewolves are worthy of love, then this set of books is not a good choice for you.

Author’s BIO:

Author DJ Bryce loves her men tall, dark, and Alpha. She can often be found relaxing with a cup of coffee, a handful of RedVines, and a dirty book, with her three dogs snoozing happily at her feet. 
She’s a lover of The Walking Dead, Romantic Comedies, and writing sexy shifters. 
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  • I received an ARC for this book in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.

Sun & Moon Academy: #bookreview

The Sun & Moon Academy is set on a college campus located inside of a mountain. The college is focused on helping supernatural beings learn about their powers. The WiFi is spotty so they should have more time to study – at least in theory.

There are several main characters. The book is told from the point of view of each of the characters at different points. Each character has to go through a major challenge that could affect many people on campus if they fail. No pressure, right?!

It’s an anthology with many authors. The authors are: Victoria Escobar, Rose Garcia, Victoria Flynn, Tish Thawer, Justine Winter, Amy Richie, Belinda Boring, EJ Fechenda and Kristie Cook.

Although there are several authors, the writing is fairly consistent. I cannot even tell any major differences in their writing style. I think if they were vastly different, it would take away something from the story.

If you are a supernatural college student, then you will love this book. If you are a supernatural villain or a vampire hunter, then you might not be a fan.

Book Info & Links:

SUN & MOON ACADEMY is now live! Don’t miss this exciting paranormal anthology. Ten paranormal tales and one page-turning supernatural academy story in this spinoff from the award-winning Havenwood Falls universe.

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  • I received an ARC in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.

A Different Time: #bookreview

A Different Time

After her parents divorced in 1986, Lindsey Hale moved to Visalia, California from Hawaii with her mother. Lindsey’s timeline mostly takes place in 1989. She starts making a video diary to help her find some direction in life.

Keith Nolan lives in New Jersey in 2019. His main goal is to finish his father’s comic book collection. While at a flea market, he comes across a VHS-C tape like the kind used in camcorders. It turns out to be the tapes that Lindsey made in 1989.

Keith and Lindsey are somehow able to talk to each other on the tapes. So Keith takes a trip to California to find Lindsey in real life. He knows that she will be much older but he wants to meet her. Keith believes that is will be worth the risk.

Honestly, I wish the book was longer. Maybe I’ll read it again someday. It’s worthy of a second reading.

If you like romances that transcend time, then you will enjoy A Different Time. If you have something against love or comic books, then there’s no help for you.

The Write Reads on Tour is also doing a book tour for A Different Time. Check out some of the other book reviews.

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After the Green Withered: #bookreview

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If anyone is a fan of dystopian novels, then let me suggest After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward. The book is set in the not too distant future. The weather has destroyed the earth and humans have used all of the natural resources. Water is in extremely short supply. So there isn’t any water to spare for gardening. There’s hardly enough water to drink. Food and water are rationed.

I don’t know about you but a world where people are punished for gardening or drinking beyond what is rationed sounds miserable. For the first quarter of the book, the main character, Enora, and her family are just trying to survive. They go to work or school and do what they are told.

At the end of Enora’s senior year, she is recruited into the Drought Mitigation Corporation or DMC, a group that is sort of a combination of an army, mercenaries, mad scientists and Big Brother. They know and see everything.

Enora is not really excited about joining the DMC but it does one good benefit. The DMC increases her family’s food and water rations.

She goes out into the field as a Pathfinder, which is like it sounds. A Pathfinder finds routes for their partners, who are called Sweepers. The Sweepers are the ones that eliminate whatever or whoever the threat or target is.
Enora excels at her job but it’s not easy for her. She feels a lot of guilt about helping to get rid of the targets.

There’s a sequel to the book that I haven’t read yet. The sequel, Burden of Truth, is definitely going on the to-be-read list. I cannot wait to find out what happens in Enora’s story.

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  • I received this ebook from The Write Reads and the author, Kristin Ward, in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.

Cold and Deadly: #bookreview

Cold & Deadly

Do you think that you have what it takes to be a crisis negotiator? You would have to keep your cool when the stuff is about to hit the fan. Whatever you do or say, can be the difference in saving the lives of the hostages or not.

In Cold & Deadly by Toni Anderson, Dominic Sheridan is a crisis negotiator for the FBI. Sheridan and FBI agent Ava Kanas have a mutual friend who has recently passed away. Everyone believes that the friend committed suicide, except Ava.

Her theory is that someone is targeting FBI agents. Of course, no one believes her. She only has her theory but her boss isn’t supportive of investigating the case much further. The only person that listens to her is Dominic Sheridan.

Of course, they are probably going to fall in love even though they don’t want to because falling in love is ridiculous. They are probably going to come too close to the person who is murdering their fellow FBI agents. They are each going to risk their life and career to save the other one.

I did like reading this book. The romance part was predictable but I think that is what people like about romance novels. We know that the couple is going to fight and seem mismatched but still profess their love at the end.

The part that I did really enjoy was the mystery. I did figure out who one of the accomplices was before he revealed himself. However, the main antagonist was a little more difficult to spot. When they revealed themselves, I was like, “How did I not see that coming?” I was just trying to enjoy the surprise.

So if you’re looking for a good mystery/romance, check out “Cold & Deadly.”

  • I received an ebook from Inkslinger PR in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.

Cold and Deadly by Toni Anderson Released Today

Today, Cold & Deadly, the latest book by Toni Anderson, will be available everywhere that books are sold.

I received an ARC but have only read a few pages so far. We will all have to wait until next week to discover whether it’s worth reading. Since the book is a murder mystery, I signed up to do a blog tour.

I spend so much time watching mysteries and serial killer documentaries anyway. This book is totally within my comfort zone. Do you guys have a comfort zone for books?

Synopsis:

Hostage Negotiators can talk themselves out of anything—except falling in love.
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dominic Sheridan is an accomplished expert in the Crisis Negotiation Unit. Practiced, professional, used to dealing with high-stake situations under tense conditions, Dominic is a master at manipulating people. Everyone, that is, but the headstrong rookie agent bent on destroying her fledgling career.
As a child, Ava Kanas put her life on the line when the mob executed her father. Now someone
has killed her mentor, the man who inspired her to become an FBI agent—and she’s the only
one who recognizes it was anything but a tragic accident.
When another agent is murdered and Dominic nearly dies, it becomes obvious a serial killer is targeting the FBI. Together Dominic and Ava search for clues in the investigation, all the while fighting a forbidden attraction that will complicate everything, especially when the predator sets their sights on Ava.


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About Toni Anderson:
Toni Anderson is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, RITA® nominee, science
nerd, professional tourist, dog lover, gardener, mom. Originally from a small town in England,
Toni studied Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool (B.Sc.) and the University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.) with the intention she’d never be far from the ocean. Well, that plan backfired and she ended up in the Canadian prairies with her biology professor husband, two kids, a rescue dog,
and two laid-back leopard geckos. Toni started writing while pregnant with her first child and never stopped. Her greatest achievements are mastering the Tokyo subway, climbing Ben Lomond, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and surviving fourteen Winnipeg winters (fingers crossed). She loves to travel for research purposes and was lucky enough to visit the Strategic
Information and Operations Center inside FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2016, and she also got to shove another car off the road during pursuit training at the Writer’s Police Academy in Wisconsin. Watch out world!

Toni’s books have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, and the Top 10 on Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks. Her novels have won many awards.
Website: http://www.toniandersonauthor.com/
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