Audio Review: Absolute Power by David Baldacci


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I don’t read many thrillers, but a friend sent an Audible copy of Absolute Power to me, so I loaded it up and listened to on my drives to work. My listening was interrupted when I went to visit my dad for a few days, but I picked right up and didn’t feel that I missed too much in the week I was gone. This was a great read, though I thought the ending was wrapped up a bit too speedily.

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Manga Review: The Promised Neverland V 1 by Kaiu Shirai & Posuka Demizu @shonenjump


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This was a free read at VizMedia.com (until 2/4).  I realized the first volume was a free read the day before it expired, and I’m so glad that I made the time to read it. I didn’t know anything about the story going in, and by the end of the first chapter, I was like – whoa. This was a fast read, with horror, suspense, and fantasy elements. I’m hooked.

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Review: Year One by Nora Roberts @StMartinsPress


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I went into Year One without really knowing much about it. I haven’t read Nora Roberts in years and years, except for a re-read of Irish Thoroughbred that didn’t go well, but the premise of Year One piqued my interest. I was curious to see how Roberts handled the end of the world, and post-apocalyptic titles are right up my alley. Especially if there are zombies. There were none here, but the paranormal elements were fun anyway.

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Review: The Rancher by Sarah M Anderson


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Okay. Where to start with this one? I wanted to read The Rancher because I am a huge fan of Sarah M Anderson’s writing. I had my reservations, though, to be honest. The whole concept of the hero wearing a mask – I don’t know, it just seemed so weird to me. And as I got into the story – did Jacob even have a nose? I think this would have worked better if I had read it at another time of the year. I have been reading light, happy Christmas stories, and this does not fit into that mindset. I found the story dark, humorless, and a slag-fest to get through.


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Review: The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack


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When I was approached about reviewing this title, I was torn.  I am completely swamped with review books, and I was hesitant to add yet another commitment to my already full schedule. But I saw that part of the book takes place in my favorite time period, Ancient Egypt, and I couldn’t say no.  I’m glad I read the book. It was enjoyable, and I wouldn’t have picked it up otherwise, as it was nowhere on my radar. Read more

Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

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Review by Poo Penny

Wow. I read a few reviews, and knew this was a little…. dark, but I was not expecting such graphic detail! But would the book have been as good without it? I don’t know. I was engrossed in this story once the shock factor kicked in anyway.

The chapters that were the father’s POV were beautifully written. They were filled with so much emotion, it almost felt like I shouldn’t be reading them.

Can I admit to you that I am lonely?



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Review: Ultimate Courage by Piper J Drake

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I was really enjoying this until the end, when Alex ditches Elisa in her moment of need. He knows that a crazy stalker is after her, and he abandons her without a concern for her well-being, after losing his sh$t when he hears a rumor about her. I thought that there was more trust and substance to their relationship by that time, that he knew and understood all of the awful things she was forced to do until she could make a break for freedom after escaping from her cruel, controlling fiancé. But, nope, he didn’t even give her the benefit of that doubt.

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Ultimate Courage by Piper J Drake

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LOVE IS AN ACT OF BRAVERY

Retired Navy SEAL Alex Rojas is putting his life back together, one piece at a time. Being a single dad to his young daughter and working at Hope’s Crossing Kennels to help rehab a former guard dog, he struggles every day to control his PTSD. But when Elisa Hall shows up, on the run and way too cautious, she unleashes his every protective instinct.

Elisa’s past never stays in her rearview mirror for long, and she refuses to put anyone else in danger. But with Alex guarding her so fiercely yet looking at her so tenderly, she’s never felt safer . . . or more terrified that the secrets she keeps could put countless people in grave peril. The only way for both to fully escape their demons will take the ultimate act of courage: letting go and learning to trust each other.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Ultimate Courage

Author: Piper J. Drake

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