#zombie Review: Omega Days by John L Campbell

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Review:

I just can’t resist zombies!  When I was offered a chance to review Omega Days, I didn’t have to know anything else about the book other than it was full of zombie goodness.  Originally self-pubbed as an ebook, Berkley is releasing it in paperback with expanded material from the author.  Though Omega Days clocks in at over 350 pages, I gobbled it up in two sittings.  I couldn’t put it down!  Well, I did read for a while before I went to bed, which gave me a few nightmares, but that’s why we read these horror novels, isn’t it?

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Review and Giveaway: Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst

 

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I enjoyed the Marriage to a Billionaire series, especially The Marriage Bargain (yes, yes, it’s because of the dog), so when I had the opportunity to review Searching for Perfect, I jumped right onboard.  The hero is a rocket scientist, er, aerospace engineer, and I like geeky characters, so that was another point in its favor.  While I enjoyed the book, I did have some issues buying into the romance between Kennedy and Nate-there wasn’t as much chemistry as I hoped for, though there are some very fun scenes with them.

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Review and Giveaway: Night Child by Lisa Kessler

I jumped into Night Child without really knowing anything about it.  I was in the mood for a PNR, and lo and behold, this blog tour came up.  I’ve been trying to challenge myself by reading outside of my normal range (cowboys and zombies!), and while I was a little worried because this is the final book in the series, I had no trouble keeping up with the action.  And let me tell you, there is some great action here!  We have the Egyptian god of chaos, toting around a massive chip on his shoulder, and the Mayan god of sacrifice struggling to save his people, the Night Walkers, from destruction at the hands of that very angry Egyptian god.    Read more

Review: Marked by Hades by Reese Monroe

 

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I wanted to like Marked by Hades better than I did.  I thought there were some pacing issues that hindered my enjoyment.  Maybe it’s because I couldn’t stand Pario, the evil villain of the piece.  Pario is a demon, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow Lucifer so the demons can have their merry way without his interference.  Pario believes that Yvonne knows the location of the weapons needed to overthrow the lord of Hell.  Yvonne has been banished from the underworld for helping Sadie, a Gatekeeper, escape after she was captured by the demons.  Yvonne has no memory of her other life, when she was Dyre, a demon.  The setup is a little complicated if you are jumping into the series blind, but the confusion doesn’t last long.  I was able to read this as a standalone without too much difficulty.

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Graphic Novel Review-Wolfsmund V2 by Mitsuhisa Kuji

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Okay, so, ugh, this series is not my cup of tea.  That thought that I had after reading the first volume? You know, when I thought that William Tell’s son would be the protagonist and lead the brutalized populace to victory?  Nope, didn’t happen.  This installment is yet again a mish-mash of the Austrians beating, torturing, raping, and hanging the hapless citizens of the Alps.  Only that bloodthirsty prick Wolfram manages to glide unscathed from one gruesome chapter to the next, and I didn’t like that.  I don’t like him, and I don’t like the way this series makes me feel.  Talk about a downer. 

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Novella Review-Just a Kiss by Ally Broadfield

 

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Just a Kiss is a very cute story.  The premise is one of my favorites – clever young woman with no dowry has to find a match before being stuck for the rest of her life with an odious acquaintance.  In this case, Charlotte is being pressured to marry the cousin of her sister-in-law.  Both the sister-in-law and the cousin are horrible, selfish people, so it’s a good thing that Charlotte has a backbone and stands up to them.  They keep plotting to compromise her so that she will have to marry Horace (with a name like that, you know he’s going to be an awful toad), but fortunately, Sebastian, Earl of Marley, steps in to save the day.

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Review: Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

 

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This is the third novel of Gwen Heasley’s that I’ve read.  I enjoyed it, too, with just a few caveats.  The first being that I felt Don’t Call Me Baby is written for a younger a audience than her previous works, but then again, maybe that’s because Imogen isn’t from the same privileged background that Corinne is from.  Imogen doesn’t have Corinne’s sense of entitlement, or her abrasive personality.  Definitely a plus!  The other reservation, and this is by no means negative – I am a blogger, so I could see both sides of Imogen’s conundrum, as well as her mother’s.  This made it easier for me to sympathize with both of them, but if you have no interest in blogging, some aspects of the story might bore you.

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Novella Review: Kingdom Keepers: Unforeseen by Ridley Pearson

 

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I jumped at the chance to review Unforeseen because I love all things Disney.  My favorite vacation destination is the Happiest – and most Expensive- Place on Earth – the Disney resorts in Florida.  I drag Dean there, year after year, revisiting the same attractions, eating the same Mickey Bars, and riding the same rides, with a few exceptions.  The addition of Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom means unseen experiences, as does the remodel of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, so you can bet that we will be hitting the parks again within the next year.  Which brings me back to the novella – I wanted to get a little taste of Disney World before our next trip.

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