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Children's Nonfiction, Darlene Maslek Colaianni

Hi My Name is Fanny – Darlene Maslek Colaianni

Children's Nonfiction, Teen Nonfiction, Rescue Cats โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: I give Fanny a 5 star rating! โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: Does contain examples of animal abuse, animal neglect and animal going over the rainbow bridge. If these topics are difficult for you, please read this story with caution. *** โ€œMy favorite part of this book is that… Continue reading Hi My Name is Fanny – Darlene Maslek Colaianni

Karen McQuestion, Literary Fiction

A Limited Run – Karen McQuestion

๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Action & Adventure Literary Fiction ๐•Š๐•–๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค: Standalone โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ/5 ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: relationship dynamics - toxicity, childhood bullying, and an accident involving a child. *** โ€œKaren McQuestion has outdone herself. Her most cleverly crafted story to date.โ€ -Brandi Reads- What I Liked About This Book: Karen McQuestion's "A Limited Run" is a cleverly crafted… Continue reading A Limited Run – Karen McQuestion

Beth Hildenbrand, dark fantasy, Horror

Death Writes – Beth Hildenbrand

Horror, Dark Fantasy โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ Graphic & explicit content 18+ ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: This book contains the topics of explicit and graphic sexual content, smut, trauma, rape, toxic relationship dynamics, parental abandonment, death, grief and loss, angels, demons, spiritual warfare, demon possession, faith, spirituality and Mennonite faith upset you, then I highly suggest reading this… Continue reading Death Writes – Beth Hildenbrand

Contemporary Romance, New & College Age Romance

Ass Over Tea Kettle – Carla. R

Contemporary Romance, New & College Adult Romance Prequel to the Bombshell Series โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: 5/5 ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•’๐•ž: 4/5 Smut: 5/5 ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: neglect of teenager, teen issues, PTSD, war, explicit sexual content. *** โ€œ โ€˜Ass Over Tea Kettleโ€™ is one of the best books I have read in 2022. The story captures your attention, tugs at… Continue reading Ass Over Tea Kettle – Carla. R

Beth Hildenbrand, dark fantasy, Horror

Heretic Faith – Beth Hildenbrand

๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Dark Fantasy, Horror ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•’๐•ž: 5/5 โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: 5/5 ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: If the topics of explicit and graphic sexual content, trauma, PTSD, abuse, toxic relationship dynamics, assault, kidnapping, death, grief and loss, angels, demons, spiritual warfare, faith and spirituality upset you, then I highly suggest reading this book with caution. *** "A well crafted follow… Continue reading Heretic Faith – Beth Hildenbrand

Jean Grainger, Women's Crime Fiction

Growing Wild in the Shade – Jean Grainger

Book 2 in Mags Munroe Series ๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Historical Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Fiction; Womenโ€™s Detective Fiction ๐•Š๐•–๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค: Mags Munroe Series, Book #2 โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ/5 ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•’๐•ž: ๐Ÿ”ฅ/5 ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: assault, traveller lifestyle, trauma, PTSD, LGBTQ relationship *** โ€œMags Munroe is a brilliant character. Jean Grainger has outdone herself with this series. โ€ -Brandi Reads- What I… Continue reading Growing Wild in the Shade – Jean Grainger

Ali Marie, Contemporary Romance, debut novel

Bluebonnet Days – Ali Marie

๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Contemporary Romance ๐•Š๐•–๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค: Standalone, debut novel โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: 4/5 ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•’๐•ž: 3/5 ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: explicit and graphic sexual content, trauma, PTSD, abuse, toxic relationship dynamics, assault, kidnapping, being drugged, death, grief and loss. *** โ€œA strong debut novel from Ali Marie. I was hooked from the first chapter.โ€ -Brandi Reads- ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐‹๐ข๐ค๐ž๐ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ… Continue reading Bluebonnet Days – Ali Marie

Contemporary Romance, Notma Marie

Mended Mirrors – Norma Marie

Book 3 ๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Contemporary Romance ๐•Š๐•–๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค: Mirror Series, Book #3 โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ/5 ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•’๐•ž: ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ/5 ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: explicit and graphic sexual content, trauma, PTSD, grief & loss, abuse, death, toxic relationship dynamics, and pregnancy loss *** โ€œNorma Marie is one of the best new contemporary romance authors. Her stories capture your attention, tug on your… Continue reading Mended Mirrors – Norma Marie

Fantasy, KA Stafana, Kindle Vella, Paranormal Romance

The Illusion of Reality – KA Stefana

๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Cozy โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ/5 ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•’๐•ž: ๐Ÿ”ฅ/5 ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: abduction, assault, trauma, vehicular accidents โ€œKA Stefana took events we can all relate to and put them into a fantasy setting with paranormal aspects. Brilliantly written. I am loving the Schatten world!โ€ -BrandiReads- Plot Summary Paige and Martin are besties, and hope to… Continue reading The Illusion of Reality – KA Stefana

Beth Hildenbrand, Poetry

A Taste of Scarlet – Beth Hildenbrand

๐”ธ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ๐•™๐• ๐•ฃ: Beth Hildenbrand ๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Love & Erotic Poetry โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ Age: 18+ ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: loss, grief, pain, mental health Summary โ€œโ€A Taste of Scarletโ€ is a brilliantly crafted set of poems; which describe the journeys one experiences in life. Well worth the read.โ€ -Brandi Reads- ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐‹๐ข๐ค๐ž๐ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค: One of the… Continue reading A Taste of Scarlet – Beth Hildenbrand

Historical Fiction, Jean Grainger

The Existential Worries of Mags Monroe – Jean Grainger

Genre: Historical Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Fiction; Womenโ€™s Detective Fiction Series: The Mags Munroe Series Review Rating: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ/5 Trigger Warning: assault, abduction, death, traveller lifestyle, memorial service, trauma, PTSD Book #1 What I Liked About This Book: If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. Jean Graingerโ€™s writing and storytelling is growing… Continue reading The Existential Worries of Mags Monroe – Jean Grainger

ARC, Romantic Suspense

And Then We Sever – A.V. Asher

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller Series: Book #3, Can be read as a standalone Rating: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ/5 Steam level: ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ/5 Audience: 18+ for explicit content What you get: Friends to lovers, second chance Trigger Warning: including but not limited to: violence, assault, attempted rape, stabbing, previous domestic abuse, previous rape, emotional trauma, PTSD, divorce, explicit sexual content… Continue reading And Then We Sever – A.V. Asher

Alternate History/ Science Fiction, Rysa Walker

Time’s Vault: A CHRONOS Anthology – Rysa Walker

Sci-Fi, Timetravel, Anthology โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… Timeโ€™s Vault is an anthology of short stories related to Rysa Walkerโ€™s CHRONOS world. The books included are: Timeโ€™s Echo, โ€œSplinterโ€, โ€œ2092โ€, Timeโ€™s Mirror, โ€œThe Gambitโ€, Simon Says, โ€œWhack Jobโ€, CHRONOS Mission Files (bonus content), โ€œThe Circle that Whinesโ€, โ€œFull Circleโ€, โ€œAshes and Roseโ€. Originally some of these short stories were… Continue reading Time’s Vault: A CHRONOS Anthology – Rysa Walker

Historical Irish Fiction, Jean Grainger

The Trouble with Secrets – Jean Grainger

Contemporary British and Irish Literature, Historical Irish Fiction โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… Book 1 in the Kilteegan Series Why You Should Read This Book A riveting, nail biting, page turning story of young love, finding yourself, perseverance, surrogate families and creating the life you want. This story is inspiring and is an example of pushing through and persevering… Continue reading The Trouble with Secrets – Jean Grainger

MandyMRoth, PWF

Starry with a Chance of NightShade – Mandy M. Roth

Paranormal Womenโ€™s Fiction Book 4 in the Grimm Cove Series ๐”ธ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ๐•™๐• ๐•ฃ: Mandy M. Roth ๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Paranormal, Paranormal Womenโ€™s Fiction ๐•Š๐•–๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค: Grimm Cove โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ/5 ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•’๐•ž: ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ/5 ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: shifters, a little heavy on the steam for a cozy book. Mandy delivers with this nail biting, page turning, steamy fae romance! Well worth the wait!… Continue reading Starry with a Chance of NightShade – Mandy M. Roth

Family/Relationship Fiction, Karen McQuestion, Psychological Thriller

214 Palmer Street – Karen McQuestion

Psychological Thriller/ Suspense โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ ๐Ÿ“š ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘œ๐“€ ๐‘…๐‘’๐“‹๐’พ๐‘’๐“Œ๐Ÿ“š 214 Palmer Street ๐”ธ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ๐•™๐• ๐•ฃ: Karen McQuestion ๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Psychological Suspense โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: including but not limited to trauma, PTSD, assault, emotional abuse. ๐Ÿ“š๐‘…๐‘’๐“‹๐’พ๐‘’๐“Œ๐Ÿ“š โ€œRiveting psychological thriller. The plot twists are intriguing,keeps you on your toes and turning the page for more. One of Karenโ€™s best novels to date! I… Continue reading 214 Palmer Street – Karen McQuestion

Metaphysical Fiction

The Path of Temptation – Beth Hildenbrand

Metaphysical Fiction, Gothic Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult (12-18) ๐”พ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฃ๐•–: Metaphysical Fiction, Gothic Fiction, Poetry, YA Age: 12-18 โ„๐•–๐•ง๐•š๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜: dark humor, dark elements Summary โ€œBeth writes beautiful poetry discussing temptation, and rising from the ashes after the fall.โ€ -Brandi Reads- ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐‹๐ข๐ค๐ž๐ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค: Bethโ€™s writing is well done and… Continue reading The Path of Temptation – Beth Hildenbrand

Romance Suspense

The Truth Keeps Silent – AV Asher

Romance Suspense, Legal Thrillers, Action and Adventure โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… AV Asher is an author you need to follow! "The Truth Keeps Silent" is an epic debut novel. This book blew me away. If you enjoy Romantic Suspense, this book needs to be added to your TBR list! From the author: "Where do you run when everything… Continue reading The Truth Keeps Silent – AV Asher

Historical Fiction

Eternal – Lisa Scottoline

Historical Fiction, WWII Historical Fiction, Women's Sagas โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… Since Lisa Scottoline's first book "Everywhere that Mary Went" in 1994, I have been hooked on her writing. Lisa usually writes mystery and suspense novels and "Eternal" is her first Historical Fiction novel. Eternal was more than I thought it was going to be. I could not… Continue reading Eternal – Lisa Scottoline

Contemporary Romance

Mirror Image – Norma Marie

Contemporary Romance, Novella โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… Novella to Smoke & Mirrors "That's what we do" โ€ฆ such powerful and controlling words. Yet all too often speak about toxic relationships. Norma's writing is captivating. Throughout the novella, I cried powerful tears of both sadness and joy! I also wanted to scream and through my kindle across the room.… Continue reading Mirror Image – Norma Marie

Contemporary Romance

Smoke and Mirrors – Norma Marie

Contemporary Romance, Author Debut โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… Book # 1 in Mirror Series Norma Marie's debut novel is brilliantly written. Smoke & Mirrors was everything that I hoped it would be. For a debut novel, Norma Marie is strong in developing her characters, sharing their backstory and leaving a little bit to the imagination of the reader.… Continue reading Smoke and Mirrors – Norma Marie

Historical Irish Fiction

Last Port of Call – Jean Grainger

Irish Historical Fiction โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… Book #1 in the Queenstown Series I am so excited for you to read book #1 in Jean Grainger's new series! I have been waiting for this book for months! Jean Grainger does not disappoint! The setting is in Queenstown, Cork, Ireland. The year is 1912. The main character is Harp,… Continue reading Last Port of Call – Jean Grainger

Historical Romance

Zara & William – Anne C. West

Historical Romance โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… This fast paced, page turning romance is just what I expected from Anne. I love the sweet friendship between Zara & William. I liked the method used to tell the readers about the basic conflict and I enjoyed hearing more about Zara's background. Of course, I enjoy the appearances of characters from… Continue reading Zara & William – Anne C. West

Medical Thriller

Biohacker – Leonard Carpenter

Science Fiction, Medical Thriller, Medical Fiction โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… Biohacker is a suspenseful, action packed Sci-fi thriller. This book was written well before todayโ€™s current events, however, it can very much be a story about what the world is currently experiencing. Biohacker involves a man made bioweapon that is unleashed unbeknownst to the world. Once it is… Continue reading Biohacker – Leonard Carpenter

Jewish American Fiction

We Were the Lucky Ones – Georgia Hunter

Jewish American Fiction, Historical Biographical Fiction, Jewish Literature โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… I am an avid reader and I enjoy reading historical fiction novels. I do not give 5 stars on books very often. However, this book is worth it!This novel is breathtakingly well written. I felt as though I was there with the characters. This book is… Continue reading We Were the Lucky Ones – Georgia Hunter