7/25/14

Review of The Birth and The Battle (Defender's Blood #2) by A.K. Michaels

The Birth and The Battle (Defender's Blood #2)

by A.K. Michaels
We follow Alex and Zach as they learn Alex is pregnant. Wait what a Vampire can not sire a child or in this case twins. Seems the Big guy upstairs has more in store for Alex and Zach and their twins. Angel Michael not that one, another with same name, is as cryptic as ever and will just make you nash your teeth together as he does with Alex and Zach. Along the way we will meet others of Unity and their stories will become entwined with Zach and Alex.
This pregnancy is one for the books tho up to the birthing.

I was all over the place with emotions. I read and read and read, I couldn't put this book down. A.K. Michaels has a way of telling a story that will grab you buy the heart and never let go. This is a Dark Fantasy and not for the squeamish.
I am glad I came into this series with 1-6 done as I couldn't stop to review, I had to read each book as fast as I could click on it!

5 Stars
Patches

Review of Alex's Destiny (Defender's Blood #1) by A.K. Michaels

Alex's Destiny (Defender's Blood #1)

by A.K. Michaels
Alex found herself out walking in the woods. Yet doesn't know how she came to be there. She starts to feel as if something is wrong and heads back to her car. Unbeknown-st to Alex she is being watched. Zach a Vampire who works for Unity has been told that she needs protection or she will die a most horrendous death.
Alex knows nothing of the paranormal and will take some convincing. Zach and Unity only know that she must be protected at all cost. As scenes unfold they will also learn that there is more out in the paranormal than even they knew.

I really enjoyed this book. Very well written, fast paced, well rounded characters. I did not want to put the book down, so much happening I wanted it all upfront!!
I highly recommend


5 Stars
Patches

7/23/14

Review of Releasing the Dragon (Myths and Legends #1)

Releasing the Dragon (Myths and Legends #1)

by Stacie Simpson
Serafina Leroux has always dreamed of becoming a professional dancer. When she responds to a mysterious invitation to the dance auditions at Myths and Legends. Serafina is at first told there had been a mistake, but the Tear Drops on the back of the invitation is all the proof she needs. She has no idea there are Paranormal Others. Yet her first night she experiences a sexual experience like none other. She meets Donovan Drake and knows her world is about to change dramatically. Dragon as Drake is called knows this woman is the catalyst to destroy the curse they are all living under. Many do not want Serafina to live and it will be all out frenzy of who will get to her first.

This book kept me enthralled! I never wanted to put the book down. Fast paced page turner. I was pulled in to their story and was sad to see the end of this great book.
5 Stars
Patches

Review of Sabrina's Vampire (Sabrina's Vampire #1)

Sabrina's Vampire (Sabrina's Vampire #1)

by A.K. Michaels
Sabrina's life was a mess and about to become even messier! She leaves her level head with the drinks she has consumed. Thankfully her screams are heard by Kyle a Vampire. He takes her in, and things really heat up. Many questions will arise, (as well as a very important appendage)!!

This was a quick read , yet I did not feel that the story was hurried at all. I got all the grit and nasties while reading this Great Book.

5 Stars
Patches

Karen Kennedy Samoranos


The late Nancy D. of Susanville, California, who was a dear friend of mine, once told me the only beau a woman should consider marrying is a Catholic man. I’m not one to dispute Nancy’s advice, because my own husband was born and raised Catholic, a religious denomination I willingly converted to from Protestantism back in the early ’90s.

My conversation had less to do with faith, than a desire for the Church’s sanctioned eye-candy, the art galley feel in statuary and reproductions of old Saint standards. Even so, I was a bit confused by her statement, as I knew Nancy in full living color as a social liberal and women’s rights advocate. She embraced life, including companion animals—we both agreed our pets have souls—yet conversely supported a woman’s right to choose abortion, and in the tool of divorce, both as a means to control female personal destiny.

Nancy was a widow when we met through the Lassen Progressives web forum. I’m not sure if her general disinterest in men had to do with nostalgia for her late husband, Charles, or a dearth of attractive, intelligent liberals in a region stacked to the rafters with religiously conservative Republicans. You’d think she could at least find a nice church going man in rural northeastern California, where all the places of worship run the Christian gamut, and nothing else. Nancy purported to believe in a higher power, as she would reflect in her emails, “There definitely is a God…and She loves me.” 

Nancy was a registered Democrat married to a Republican, though in California, and especially for a man who enjoyed a career in the field of television broadcast journalism, we can assume that Charles D’s only resemblance to the GOP was that of a fiscal conservative. Being happily married to Nancy for many decades posits the idea that Charles, even as a Catholic, would have voted “no” on Proposition 8, that vile law designed to exclude another human being from ever joining in holy matrimony with their beloved of the same sex. Charles was buried in the last town of his employment—Eureka, California. When she passed, her body was transported to Eureka so she could rejoin Charles in corporeal slumber.

Theirs was a love for the ages, always fresh, clean and pure, that death failed to truly part.

But…what if, your beloved partner dies quite suddenly? And as you’re clawing about for a handhold on life and sanity, you stumble across vicious proof that the world didn’t exist in exactly the way you’d blissfully believed for nearly thirty years?


I’ve used this scenario in my latest novel, The Secret Life of Richard McCoy (Secret Cravings Publishing, July 16, 2014). Richard McCoy, whom readers never actually get to meet—because he’d already passed away at the beginning of the novel—is a man of strange tastes and outrageous desires. He was never in conflict with his loving wife, Sally McCoy, as somehow Richard managed to hide his shenanigans for twenty-seven years.

Richard McCoy is insidious, not a bumbling fool like the late Dr. Norman J. Lewiston, a Stanford pediatrician who specialized in the field of cystic fibrosis. When Dr. Lewiston died quite suddenly at age fifty-two from a heart attack, his third wife, by means of a private investigator discovered all along she’d been sharing her man with wives number one and two. Apparently the good doctor was too lazy to submit the proper paperwork, or else he thought bigamy was more of state of mind, rather than a crime.

In The Secret Life of Richard McCoy, Sally not only recovers a part of her psyche that had been suppressed during marriage, she finds an inner strength, and a path to forgiveness, rocky as it may seem. Sally also find herself in a predicament, squarely between the attention of two men, both with secret pasts, and a third man who wants her dead.

Why did I bring the concept of the good Catholic husband into the forefront? Richard McCoy was a lifelong Catholic, immersed in sinful escapades he justified through social and economic entitlement.

But for the reader, The Secret Life of Richard McCoy is less about God’s forgiveness for the sinner, than about how a survivor of unrequited and unexposed deception learns how to forgive the evildoer in order to move forward in life, and eventually love.

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7/22/14

Review of Pleasure Palace by Obsession

Pleasure Palace  by Obsession


Bren Porter believes that her engaged friends, Kara and Jeremy aren't in love but, in fact, are in lust. She is hell-bent on proving that getting married in the next week will be the biggest mistake of their lives. She dares them to take a risk and accompany her and three mutual friends to The Pleasure Palace: a brand new sex club in Chicago. The couple accepts the challenge, not realizing what they are in for until they meet Eden, the erotically animalistic club owner. She breaks down the rules of the club and allows the six friends to choose their fates from genital shaped hats. The Sticky Kitty, The Passion Pit, The Cocktale Bar, Sexercise, The Suction Room and The E.R (Extreme riding) are all chosen as final destinations for the friends. Kara and Jeremy are determined to show Bren that a night full of unbridled ecstasy with complete strangers will not weaken their love, but instead, make it stronger.
Will Kara and Jeremy make it to their wedding that is only a week away? Or will Eden and the 'Pleasers' of Pleasure Palace turn them out to the point of no return?

This book had it all!!  this book test group of friends on every level making all their friendships strong.. and tested kara and jeremy relationship and it open them up after they went to sex club made them fall even more in love with each other!! finding out your best friend of all time had it out for them the whole time trying everything to sabotage them want a sorry piece shit!
 Hope see more about this circle of friends they are hilarious.. loved xavier and bren tons tension between them too.. 

5 out of 5 star's
Olivia R.

Review of Obstruction (The Potential Trilogy #2) by Peyton Sloane

Obstruction (The Potential Trilogy #2)
by Peyton Sloane

When Julian St. Sauveur, described in Architectural Digest as the "Rock Star of the Architectural World" was seated beside the bohemian woman on his flight to Paris, he never would have conceived how events would unfold...how this young widow would capture his mind, heart and soul so quickly and completely. She was a force of nature and his equal in every way — passion, anger, joy and just plain silliness.
Jazzmyne Mickelson took off on a journey of self- exploration and was likewise thrown off balance by the beautiful and urbane man who sat beside her. 
He is curious, inappropriate and completely proprietary...she is fascinated, responsively inappropriate and swept off her feet. She is naïve and overwhelmed, thrilled and frightened in his presence. He is thinking he has found his greatest desires.
Barely begun, and tenuously fresh, Jazz and Julian's relationship is tested by each other and the spectre of Julian's burgeoning fame which accosts them at every turn resulting in deceit and terror.
Will they find a way through the obstacles together and stronger or will they be torn apart, broken beyond repair?

I have to say Peyton you did AMAZING!! with book 2.. 2015 needs to come on so i can read book 3...  So happy with none of that cute little  on body parts like in book 1.. hit it right on the nail with nasty dirty talking and detailing red hot sex scenes .. HOT! HOT!  I just knew julian was going to change it from open relationship to non-open just by the way he acts lol.. love how jazz is starting to open up and feeling strong day by day..  also had twisted part with sick asshole... It's great how you started book right where you stopped book 1 .. you did the same at end of this book making you want more.. HANDS DOWN BEST BOOK COUPLE  EVER!! for me its my 2 best book couple.... 

5 out of 5 star's
Olivia R.

7/21/14

Winners of The Mega Indie Celabration mega EVENT!!!!

Hello my friends,
Hello fellow book lovers and authors. Thank you so much for making our Indie event such a success. We had over 11,000 vistors. I hope all of the authors get some new readers and I hope you readers find new authors that will continue to bring new stories and adventures for years to come. I want to send out a special Thanks to Suzzanna Ryan who did the picture for the event, Thank You bunches. Also Theresa my helper, friend, fellow reviewer and I couldn't have done this with out her, Thank YOU! This site will continue to bring new authors and reviews to all of you. Thanks for making Julies Book Review such a success! 
The winners of the event are below. Winners I have already notified all the authors via email. They are to contact you with in one wk. If you have not heard anything in one wk please feel free to contact me. You can look below and see what you won. Everyone has 2 wks to notify me of issues from the readers or authors. TONS of WINNERS!!!  TONS of PRIZES!!  Please keep and eye out for our next event.
Julie Ramsey
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 Prizes/Authors                        Winners


Melissa Bell $5                        Carrie E. 

Forrest Carr/ ebook                    Valerie D.
Karla Brandenburg/ebook                    Eugene Uttley
Christina Belcher/ 2 ebooks                April Alvery                        
  Lisa Markson

Laverne Thompson/ eb                    Amy Chris
Julie Ramsey/ Ebook                    Surj Harvey
Rhonda Carver $5 go/ Ebook                Olivia Rofritis
                            Amy Bowens


Valerie Douglas $5 go/ ebook                Debbie Watson                     Stephanie Williams


Dana Delmar $5 go/ ebook            Shannon Howard                         Linda Rimor-como


Susan Stoker  $5 go/ ebook                Donna Flint                             Krista   

Scarlet Hunter $5 go/ ebook                Helen Williams                             Kim Geletzke

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Gary Starta $5 go/ ebook                    Paula Whipple                             Kristy Petree

Shay West $15 go/ebook                    Theresa                             Leslie Miner
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Morgan Parker $5 go/ebook                Dana Stevenson                             Jennifer Jennings

Lizzie Ashworth $5 go                Christina Princess tatt
Annie Welch $5 go                    Karen Haas
Julie Jordan $10 go/ ebook            Midu Hadi                             Shelly Hammond


Tara Scott & TC Archer $10 go/ 2 ebooks            Dianna Ray                         Rhonda Carver                             Brenda Hyde

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Nickie Asher $5 go/ebook                    Pavart Tyler                          Brenda Hoffman

Elizabeth Loraine $5 gc                    Sherry Haynes

Jennifer Jennings $5 go/book set                Rita Wray                              Sally Fleischman 

Mina Moore $5 go                    Linda Thum


Rob Manary $5 go/18 ebooks                Beth                         Jessica Cassidy                        Ellen westfall

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Nicky Wells $5gc/ebook                Kathy Osborn                         ChKar Silverwolf

Mara Valderran $5 go/ebook            Onish Ellis                         Tarran Covella   

Heather Boyd  $5 gc                Charlene Capodice Amanda

AR Von $5 gc                    Leti Del Mar

Marsha Moore $5 gc                Lilian Jade

Janette Harjo ebook                Theresa Williams

Beth M Honeycutt $5 go                Tiffany Holiday

Monique McDonell $5gc                Kimbery Sue

Sklar Robbins/Carrie Cross $5gc/ebook        Debbie Brow                         Jan Goodard

Travis Neighbor Ward $5gc/ebook            Jan Guthrie                         Jean Roseton

Joan Coy/Nickie Asher $5gc/ebook            Rita wray                         Brenda Huffman

Lorraine Nelson  ebook                Debra Guyette

Chantel Bellehumeur ebook            Deb Pelletner 

7/19/14

Nathan by Lorraine Nelson

Nathan
The Hudson Ranch Book 4

    The Hudson Ranch is the inheritance to the Hudson boys. The ranch has brought the boys back together, which they had been separated since childhood and now have had tons of problems since receiving the inheritance. With all the problems they have had, the struggle to make it profitable and to create a life together continues. The problems are far from over and there financial future is at stake along with their lives. The mystery of who is endangering the family and trying to run them off all comes to a head in Nathans book. Will the brothers live through this final fight?

I have read the entire Inheritance series and loved each story. Three men, long lost brothers come together to find out about there farther and family they thought was lost long ago. Nathans story brings all there troubles to a head. The road to the answers they have been seeking are full of twists and turns that will keep you going to the last page. I look forward to what Lorraine does next.

Julie
5stars

7/18/14

Review of Moonlight Serenade by M.J. Compton

Moonlight Serenade
by M.J. Compton

Alpha male werewolf Tokarz de Lobo Garnier will do anything for his headstrong human bride . . . except trust her. She’s a reporter, and she’s on the trail of a story that could destroy the sanctuary his pack has enjoyed since the American Revolution. But she’s in danger, and risking her safety goes against everything in which he believes. When the evil turns its sights on him, he must make a decision: the safety of his mate or the security of the pack he leads.


OMG!!! this wolf pack is AMAZING!!!  very well-written .. very fast read .. pulls you right in wanting to know what happen nexts.. very good not letting us know who was spys until the end that was well done...  Tokarz and Del both very strong in many areas and very hot and sexy.. I hope you keep writing more about the other's in pack i love to read more !!

5 out of 5 star's 
Olivia R.

Dayna Leigh Cheser


(Adelle’s POV)  I rolled onto my stomach. “He’s not in love with ‘Lady Mysterious’. He’s fascinated with her because she walks like his dead wife. Oh, and I don’t ride.” I made fists with my hands, my knuckles white with my efforts. “It would be so nice to have a legitimate reason for his not liking me. Grrr.” I punched my pillow repeatedly, venting my anger and frustration.
“There’s no accounting for tastes. I wonder if he’d marry ‘Lady Mysterious’ for her walk,” Deanna said, sarcastically.
“I actually considered, for a moment, enticing him with ‘Lady Mysterious’, but decided that even if I could, it would be pointless.” I paused for a breath, “Deanna, I need to find a man who will love me for me, not because I’ve taught myself to be a lady.”
“Oh-ho!” She was startled, “Well, there’s a significant change in attitude. Not focused on a duke anymore?”
“Yes and no. Yes, I still want to be a duchess. But, I’m beginning to realize being a duchess isn’t necessarily a goal unto itself.”
Deanna looked thoughtful. “You know, you’ve never once said anything about love. It’s been about being a duchess for the money, the power, and, I suspect, the challenge of the chase. What about love?”
“What about it?” I’d never given it a thought.
“Isn’t love a consideration?”
“No. Love hurts.”
“Huh? What do you mean, ‘love hurts’?”
“You meet someone, you fall in love, that someone betrays you or does something hurtful and all you’re left with is pain. Love hurts.” I shrugged.
“Have you ever been in love?”
“I don’t know.”
“So how do you know it hurts?”
“I had schoolgirl crushes and every one of them hurt, but they were nothing compared to how I felt after Theo.”
“Hmm. I’m sure that was painful, especially when you found him with his lady.”
“Then, his parents came to Adelle House and told my father a relationship between their son and me could never be. As an American, I was ‘less than an English commoner’.”
“Ouch. That had to hurt, but, not unexpected in the world you’re trying to break into. So, Theo hurt you, and you’re slamming the door on love forever?”
“I slammed that door many years ago.” I paused, and asked her the same question she’d asked me, “Have you ever been in love?” Maybe she could shed some light on this mysterious part of courtship.
Deanna didn’t say anything for a moment. I could see she was struggling with something. Then, gazing out the window with a faraway look in her eyes, she sighed, and said, “Yes.”

Yes? Jumping from the bed, I donned my robe, and moved to a chair near her, all ears. “Tell me.”

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TITLE: Skylar Robbins: The Mystery of Shadow Hills
AUTHOR: Carrie Cross


Thirteen-year-old sleuth Skylar Robbins plans to become a private detective like her grandfather. Stuck at her bullying cousin Gwendolyn’s Malibu estate for the summer, Skylar brings her detective kit, portable spy tools, and her journal for taking notes in secret code. She had no idea how dangerous the next eight weeks would prove to be. On the first day of summer school an odd classmate named Kat passes a note in backward writing, introducing Skylar to the secret world of witchcraft. Practical Skylar didn’t believe in magic—until the spells they perform in an abandoned garden actually begin to work. Skylar finds herself accepting the increasingly risky challenges made by her new BF, and when Kat tells her that a mysterious group is doing wicked things up in Shadow Hills at night, she can’t help but investigate. Her classmates are nervous and rumors are flying. The teen sleuth uses the tools in her detective kit and faces her most embarrassing fear to find the truth. If Skylar survives the summer, her life will be changed forever. 

Author Bio:
Carrie Cross is an avid reader who fell in love with books as a little girl after reading Goodnight Moon. She wrote her first “book” at age four: Blackie the Little Black Dog and the Flying Washing Machine. Carrie discovered her love of mysteries reading Nancy Drew books and The Happy Hollisters series, and after writing THE MYSTERY OF SHADOW HILLS, she continues to look for clues in unexpected places to this day.

Carrie Cross’s influences include Judy Blume, Deb Caletti, Sarah Dessen, and Lee Child. In addition to writing Skylar Robbins mysteries and reading, Carrie loves to cook, hike at the beach, go boating, and travel. 

During a recent interview she was asked, “Where do you get your inspiration?”

“When I was six years old, my parents decided we needed to buy a bigger house. We looked at a creepy two-story in Santa Monica Canyon, and I played hide-and-seek with the little girl who lived there. There were closets and secret hiding places with doors that opened into other rooms. Later, I wondered, “What if there was a clue hidden in one of those closets?” And the idea for the Skylar Robbins mystery series was born.

Skylar’s adventures continue in THE MYSTERY OF THE HIDDEN JEWELS. After she solves her second big case, the Skylar Robbins Detective Agency tackles the MYSTERY OF THE MISSING HEIRESS. Carrie Cross is currently at work on her fourth Skylar Robbins novel, THE CURSE OF KOMA ISLAND. 

Follow Carrie on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teendetectiveskylar and at www.carrie-cross.com.


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