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 Leah Moyes is from Arizona but experienced many parts of the world in thanks to a career in the airlines. Now most of her time, aside from writing, is spent with her family, reading Historical Fiction novels or studying ancient cultures as a student of Archaeology.
 

 

She always believed she was born in the wrong time period, but since she doesn’t have access to a time machine she must write and read intriguing stories of the past. 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stay or flee? Life or family? An impossible choice.
 
It’s Aug 13, 1961, in Berlin Germany. Nationale Volksarmee soldiers roll barbed wire across the war-torn city to create the first Berlin Wall.
Families are separated, livelihoods destroyed, death comes easily as crippling fear paralyzes the occupants on both sides of the wall. Fifteen-year-old Ella is faced with an agonizing decision. Does she risk crossing the wall and possible death to reach her family? Or does she embrace her new life and blossoming love that could be wrenched from her at any moment? West Germany and possible freedom or East Germany and controlled chaos?
 
Ensnare, the first book in the “Berlin Butterfly” series, is a story of life, love, survival and the struggle of living through the dark early years of the Berlin Wall. Readers will be captivated with Ella’s strength, determination, and vulnerability as she opens her heart amidst a dangerous and terrifying journey.”
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“El?” The sound was barely a purr, but there was no doubt where it emerged from.
I glanced at Anton then down to Papa. The commotion must’ve startled him awake. I went to him but delayed my touch, knowing he would sense my uneasiness. I knelt to the side of the couch and leaned my face in until I felt his breath on my cheek.
“Go,” he mumbled.
I looked at him alarmed, although the darkness hid my face. Is he really telling me to leave? I waited for a confirmation that came within seconds.
“You . . . must . . . go,” he gasped with very little strength.
I placed my trembling hand on the side of his face. “Please, Papa. Don’t make me choose.” My eyes stung from the strain. I looked back at Anton, my heart emotionally torn between the people I loved the most.

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Without Hesitation

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Free book alert!!! To celebrate the newly released Painted Skies (Beyond Earth: Book Two) by Talia Jager, the first book in this series is available for free download! Read all about Without Hesitation, download your free copy, and enter the amazing giveaway!

Without Hesitation (Beyond Earth Book #1)

Author: Talia Jager

Publication Date: June 16th, 2017

Genre: LGBT/ Sci-Fi/ Adventure

Synopsis:

Without Hesitation is set a thousand years in the future. Earth has become a wasteland. Humans traveled into space to colonize other suitable planets. Labels and stereotypes are a thing of the past and gender and sexual identity are as fluid as love as humans strive to survive. Here we meet Everleigh, the commander of her ship named Nirvana. She is under the control of an evil madman, Caspar, who keeps her family captive. He sends her to Valinor to abduct the Empress Akacia. When she arrives, she is taken back by Akacia’s beauty and when the Empress fights back, Everleigh realizes she has met her match.

**This book is an LGBTQ story with a female/female relationship.**

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About the Author

Talia is no stranger to labels and judgment. She has slowly been developing her voice for those who need help speaking up. She believes that someday labels will be a thing of the past, that sexuality will be fluid, love will be love, and mental illness will be handled with love and care. Talia is an author with fifteen books published including: Damaged: Natalie’s Story, Teagan’s Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy, If I Die Young, Secret Bloodline, Lost and Found, The Gifted Teens Series, The Between Worlds Series and The Beyond Earth Series. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking red rocks or sitting on the beach with a Kindle in her hands and her toes in the ocean.

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Excerpt

“Oh, bugger!” she muttered from her dressing room.

“What?”

“I’m stuck.” She giggled. “I’m going to find the sales lady to help.”

“No! I’ll help. Open your door.”

A few seconds passed before I heard the lock click. She opened the door and I walked in and locked it behind me.

“Zipper’s stuck.” She moved her hair so I could see.

I struggled with the zipper for a minute before working it loose. I pulled it down exposing the intricate tattoos down her back. “Wow…”

Pink flamed her cheeks. “Phases of our moon, Oro.”

I trailed my fingers down her back and she shuddered. It took everything in me not to lean in and kiss her. Our eyes met in the mirror. Her blue eyes were wide with curiosity and bright with anticipation. She tilted her head to the side just enough to expose the long line of her neck and that made my heart speed out of control. I closed the small space between us and let my lips touch her skin. Her breath hitched. She was so warm, so soft, and so perfect.

My lips trailed soft kisses up to her ear, she trembled and let out a low moan. I circled her waist with one arm to steady her. My heart felt like it was going to jump out of my body. Every inch of my skin warmed.

Akacia turned so that we were face to face and her hand came up to cup my cheek. I rested my hands on her waist. Her gaze darted from my eyes to my lips. She muttered something about hesitation and then her soft, supple lips were on mine.

It was my turn to be surprised. Nobody had ever been so bold, but I was only startled for a beat before I seized her lips and deepened the kiss.

When Akacia pulled away the tiniest of moans escaped my mouth. A smile played on her lips that I swear tasted like honey. She tangled her hands in my hair at the back of my neck.

There was a knock on the door. “Do you need help?”

Akacia giggled and I answered, “No. Just another minute.”

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Haven

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Haven (Daughters of Hecate – 4) by Meredith Medina

After what I’ve been through in the last year, there’s nothing I’d like better than for everyone to leave me the hell alone so I can figure out what’s going on. Sure, things have calmed down a little. Haven is mine and Lacey and Maia are settling into their new lives. Well, for the most part anyway.

The only problem is that I can’t seem to shake off the feeling that something big is coming, and if I take my exorcist’s word for it, it’s something I might not be ready to deal with. Yeah, I said exorcist. A bad feeling isn’t the only thing I can’t shake, the fingerprints of an older magic are still lingering on my soul, and I don’t like admitting that I need help… but I need some serious help.

To top it all off, things aren’t exactly calm in New York, and leaving Maia and Lacey behind while I’m getting a magical spa treatment is anything but ideal. I’m sure they can handle the shop on their own, but I’m not so sure they’ll be able to handle the vampires.

Ophelia Turner is still feeling the effects of her brush with an ancient Daughter, and her attempts to have the malevolent presence exorcised from her life are taking more of a toll than she’s willing to admit. After a brush with Meridian in New Orleans, Ophelia begins to realize that there is something bigger being planned, and the safest place for her and her friends is as far away from New York as possible.  But sometimes, the best plans are entirely impractical.

Trapped between a Laudan civil war, a moody teenager, and a baby bat that has bitten off more than she can handle, Ophelia will have to make hard decisions and split second choices that will affect not only her life, but the lives of everyone she’s ever loved.

And she might not survive it.

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Meredith Medina

About the Author

Meredith Medina is a new author of Urban Fantasy and Supernatural Thriller novels. She loves writing (and reading!) about badass heroines using mind-bending magic to make the world a better place, or at least one that has more pumpkin spice lattes. She currently lives in New Zealand in a little witchy cottage with her husband and three cats, including a little Suki of her own ❤

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My Review

5 stars

This book starts off with a kick and doesn’t slow down. Although they may have killed Magdaleana she is still around, haunting Fee. Fee doesn’t want to let anyone know how bad this is affecting her but it seems it’s going to take a lot to make Magdaleana disappear. Lacey has not returned to Spinal and the other vampires think she is acting too good for them. So they are not going to let this perceived slight go without retribution. Maia is trying to look good for Fee while helping Lacey out but she has her own issues. She is obsessed with the book she took in Spain.

This book jumps in right at the end of Power of Three. Fee is haunted and trying to completely get rid of Magdaleana. She hates asking for help but she is haunted and worried what she has left lingering on her. If that wasn’t tough enough, then there is the vampires with their feathers ruffled and trying to kill the girls. Plus it doesn’t help that there is a war on the horizon but the girls are still looking for more information which puts them in the front lines.

I really liked this book. The action kept my interest and the story had me flipping pages like crazy. I this crazy family and hope that they are going to come out of this war. But it’s not going to be easy and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Ari at Candid Book Reviews for the opportunity to read and share this book.

A Flashy & Frosty Christmas

A FLASHY & FROSTY CHRISTMAS
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RELEASE DATE: 11/16/2018
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Fifteen multi-genre authors came together to celebrate the season and to give to charity. Twenty-three flash fiction stories inspired by Christmas songs we all know and love. Join them as they spin their heartwarming tales.
Tricia Andersen
Nina Valdez
Linda Greene
Sophie Wootton
Carol Gyzander
Cindy Webb
Shellie Brown
Teel James Glenn
Mai Jagyar
Maria Vickers
Ellie Mack
Timothy Lee
Miranda Lynn
Misty Harvey
Tracy Broemmer
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The Other Side of Elsewhere

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The Other Side of Elsewhere by Brett McKay

Ret McCoy was always the new kid, but after three years in the small town of Riverton, he thinks his family may have finally settled. He and his friends have the perfect summer planned before they start sixth grade, and his new job at the local mortuary promises enough pocket money for all the sodas they can drink.

A dare from an older boy quickly ruins their plans. Everyone knows to stay away from the Crooked House, but after Ret and his friends take on the dare to spend the night in the abandoned house, they become caught up in the house’s dark history.

Later, an outsider buys the house. When people start to disappear, Ret is determined to solve the mystery before it swallows the entire town. His obsession with the Crooked House and its strange new owner threatens to put him and his friends in danger more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.

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Brett  McKay

About the Author

When Brett McKay is not conjuring demons and bloodthirsty psychopaths to put on paper, he sells landscaping. He loves all types of music, but hard rock and heavy metal fuel him the most. He enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and curling up in front of a good movie with his wife and a bucket of popcorn.

Brett lives in Utah with his wife and two sons. Fall is his favorite time of year because he gets to decorate his house for Halloween much too early for his neighbors.

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My Review

5 Stars

Ret McCoy is twelve years old and happy that his family has stayed in the same town for three years especially since his parents have barely stayed in one place for more than one year for the last several years. He has a bunch of friends that he hangs out with and has adventures and has three brothers that are annoying but are his family. Then he is dared to spend the night in the Crooked House. Things don’t go as planned and Ret starts to believe the stories about the house being haunted. Then someone buys the house and people start disappearing. Ret decides to take a good look into the Crooked House to find out what is really happening.

This is a great mystery geared toward tweens. You have a ghost, people disappearing, and a home life that is strained. I really liked Ret, he is a good kid and I was glad that he was determined to solve the mystery.

This is a great, descriptive book that had me hooked from page one and didn’t let me go until the end. This is the first book I have read from Brett McKay but it won’t be my last.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Red Adept Publishing for the opportunity to read and share this book.

Visions of Zarua

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Visions of Zarua by Suzanne  Rogerson

Two wizards, 350 years apart. Can they save the realm of Paltria from Zarua’s dark past?

An ancient darkness haunts the realm of Paltria.
Apprentice wizard Paddren is plagued by visions of a city on the brink of annihilation. When his master dies in mysterious circumstances, the Royal Order of Wizards refuses to investigate.
Helped by his childhood friend, the skilled tracker Varnia, and her lover Leyoch, Paddren vows to find the killer.
The investigation leads Paddren down a sinister path of assassins, secret sects and creatures conjured by blood magic. But he is guided by a connection with a wizard from centuries ago – a wizard whose history holds the key to the horror at the heart of the abandoned city of Zarua. Can Paddren decipher his visions in time to save the Paltrian people from the dark menace of Zarua’s past?

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Suzanne Rogerson

About the Author

Suzanne lives in Middlesex, England with her hugely encouraging husband and two children.

She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. She discovered the fantasy genre in her late teens and has never looked back. Giving up work to raise a family gave her the impetus to take her attempts at novel writing beyond the first draft, and she is lucky enough to have a husband who supports her dream – even if he does occasionally hint that she might think about getting a proper job one day.

Suzanne loves gardening and has a Hebe (shrub) fetish. She enjoys cooking with ingredients from the garden, and regularly feeds unsuspecting guests vegetable-based cakes.

She collects books, loves going for walks and picnics with the children and sharing with them her love of nature and photography.

Suzanne is interested in history and enjoys wandering around castles. But most of all she likes to escape with a great film, or soak in a hot bubble bath with an ice cream and a book.

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My Review

5 Stars

Paddron is the apprentice to the wizard Kalesh. When Kalesh dies Paddron wants the Royal Order of Wizards in investigate but they ignore him. Paddron and his friends then take it upon themselves to find out what happened. During this time Paddron is suffering from visons that are disturbing until he realizes they are events from the wizard Jago. Jago lived 350 year in the past and it looks like he has the key to the city of Zarua and can help stop the coming evil.

I loved this story. It has the feel of high fantasy with the king, royals, and wizards. Yet you have a great mystery as to what Jago went through. I loved how the narration bounces back and forth between the present time and Jago’s time. This really helped the story to glide along and keep me interested.

All of the characters had their own perks and quirks but they all worked together to figure out what was going on and to stop the evil. I really liked Varnia. She’s an orphan but trained to become this skilled hunter. I love when women are giving tough, strong roles. But at the same time you have Paddron and with his behavior you can see how young and inexperienced he is at times.

This is an amazing read and one that I strongly recommend checking out. Fantasy might not be your thing but definitely try this book. I think it will become a fast favorite.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

 

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Essence of An Age

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Essence of An Age by Lydia Redwine

Essence of An Age is the first poetry collection by Lydia Redwine and explores the depths of the heart, mind, and soul during the years where one is finding that they are growing up. Its emotional imagery will sweep readers into a world as real as their own, a world dealing with the dualities of life. The salt and sugar. All that is experienced in love and growth.

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Lydia Redwine

About the Author

I am a young author who is Cincinnati, Ohio born and raised with three younger siblings. I have been home-schooled since age four, hence why I have found the time to indulge in writing. I wrote my first book when I was eleven and published it via amazon kindle when I was fourteen. My goal is to write novels that are both fresh and impacting.

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My Review

5 Stars

So I will be honest, I’m not much of a poetry person but I did offer to review this book. I’m really glad that I did. This is a touching collection of poems about a young girl growing up. I will be the first to say that it’s easy to forget what it was like to grow up but this collections of poems show how wonderful and dark that growth could be.

I have to say that the line that sticks with me is, “when monsters beneath my bed became a matter minuscule to monsters in my head.” Talk about hit home when you remember that cusp of becoming an adult. Just as you have happy, light times there are also dark times with this new world that you are growing in.

This is a great collections of poems and one that I recommend checking out. Like I said, I’m not a poetry person but this collection even made me remember the challenges of adulthood.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity to read and share this book.