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A North Shore Story by Dean Economics and Alyssa Machinis

For the teenagers of Chicago’s North Shore, everyone has something to hide.

In a daring attempt to impress the elusive Sophia, Michael makes the biggest decision of his life, stealing over a hundred thousand dollars from St. Theodore Community Church.

That same night, Nichole’s insecurities are finally forgotten with a drug she soon won’t be able to control.

When Michael makes his getaway, he sees his friend Joseph cheat on his girlfriend with the priest’s daughter and knock over a candle that sets the church ablaze.

As the consequences of that night unfold, Joseph is blamed for the fire and the missing money. Can the teenagers of the North Shore confess their vices to help their friend? Or will their greed, infidelity and jealousy change all their lives forever?

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Dark Turns

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Dark Turns by Cate Holahan

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Nia Washington is an incredibly talented ballerina. She fought her way up from the streets and was nearing the pinnacle of her profession when an injury and a broken heart derailed her career. Taking a temporary job at an elite boarding school was supposed to give her time to nurse both body and soul. It was supposed to be a safe place to launch a triumphant comeback. It is anything but.

Shortly after she arrives at the beautiful lakeside campus, she discovers the body of a murdered student, and her life takes a truly dark turn. It’s not long before she is drawn into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a ruthless killer. And Nia isn’t the only target. She must use all of her street smarts to protect her dancers, save a wrongfully accused student, and rescue the man she loves.

A stunning and suspenseful tale of passion and betrayal, Cate Holahan’s Dark Turns will take readers deep into the mind of a murderer and the woman who must put an end to the killing.

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My Review

4 stars

Nia Washington is an up and coming ballerina. But when she suffers a foot injury, she decides to take time off to help teach at a private school. But she discovers the body of a student in the lake by the school. As Nia works more with the students, she starts hearing rumors about the dead girl and decides to investigate. At the same time she also starts getting close to another advisor, Peter. But then Nia seems to be the target of the killer. Will she make it out alive?

Nia discovers the body of a student drowned so she is constantly in check with the police. But as she is around the students, she starts learning more about the happenings around the school. One girl, Aubrey seems to be willing to do whatever it takes to stay the head of her class. Then Nia seems to be the target of the killer.

I admit that I don’t really know much about ballet, but this book is descriptive enough to keep me fascinated. The mystery was interesting and filled with a really crazy girl. It is a really good story and I just had to keep reading to find out what happened next.

If you like good thrillers this is one that I recommend that you get. You will not be disappointed.

To purchase Dark Turns make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award–winning “Old Indian Trick.” This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s bestselling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can’t buy the stories in book form.

Wait for Signs collects those beloved stories—and one entirely new story, “Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns”—for the very first time in a single volume, regular trade hardcover. With glimpses of Walt’s past from the incident in “Ministerial Aide,” when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious “Messenger,” where the majority
of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan’s shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

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My Review

5 stars

This is a collection of short stories relating to sheriff Walt Longmire released one at a time during the Christmas season plus a new one that has yet to be released. Each one gives a little more light into the history of Walt Longmire.

I admit that I’m not really a fan of short story collections. That is because usually there are many different authors and you always seem to get one or two stories that are good and the rest are not. Now, having said that, a collection of short stories from a great author like Craig Johnson and all about Walt Longmire, yes, this is a collection that I could get into.

All of these stories show the different adventures Walt has been on between and before the main books of this series. If you think it is amazing what he gets himself into while in the books you are in for a treat with this collection, can we say Ministerial Aid? Plus outhouse humor has to be an inclusion also.

If you like the Longmire series on television, thank goodness Netflix is picking this one up, or the books, this is one book that you need to read. These stories will make you laugh and give you more background to Walt Longmire.

To purchase Wait for Signs make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Craig Johnson’s website.

I received Wait for Signs for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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The Lady Agnes Mystery – Volume 2 by Andrea Japp

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Agnès de Souarcy has survived the medieval Inquisition, but remains in grave danger. Her protectors must battle with powerful enemies.

“Five women, in the centre the sixth” are the enigmatic words foretelling Agnès’s destiny. But will she fulfill the role that has been prophesied?

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My Review

3 stars

Agnes has survived the Inquisition but she still has scars from it and she is not safe. Because of the prophecy there are still those that want to stop it and others that want her to succeed. Agnes has no choice but to figure out what part she has to play in the prophecy. It’s not going to be easy with those that want to stop her. But with the help of friends and those that want the prophecy fulfilled Agnes is going to have to be strong for them all.

I couldn’t help but feel bad for Agnes. She has gone through such hell with the Inquisition. Although she has survived them she is not completely free of them. There are still some people that want to stop her and the prophecy. Thank goodness Agnes is not some week willed girl. She has no problem stepping up and fighting like a man for what she believes in.

Agnes is not your typical woman from 1300’s France. She is strong will and willing to fight back when pushed. There are more things going on in this book compared to the first volume. Also, the ending is a cliff hanger and I have to say that I’m curious to see what happens in the next book.

This is a good book, very interesting. If you like historical mysteries I think you will really like this book.

To purchase The Lady Agnes Mystery – Vol. 2 make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and Goodreads.

I received The Lady Agnes Mystery – Volume 2 for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Two Dogs and a Parrot: What Our Animals Friends Can Teach Us About Life by Joan Chittister

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Joan Chittister, one of our leading inspirational writers, invites us to embrace and celebrate the deep bond between humans and animals. ‘Two Dogs and a Parrot’ offers both heart-warming stories and thought-provoking reflections about sharing life with an animal companion. The relationships we form with animals—with dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, and other pets—are full of joys and rewards. Our companion animals draw us out of ourselves and show us what it truly means to be alive. They teach us to accept life’s struggles and to cherish its pleasures and the importance of being able to accept ourselves and respect others. They help us to find purpose and meaning in what we do, and to overcome challenges and setbacks. In our treasured animals we observe varying degrees of excitement and play, of love and fear. And we realize their beautiful uniqueness, their sensitivities and strong sense of purpose.

Whether we have an animal companion, long to have a pet or love someone who does, or cherish animals and nature, ‘Two Dogs and a Parrot’ will speak to us all. It illuminates the significance of sharing our lives with a pet and celebrates the great gift of animals in our world.

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My Review

3 stars

Joan is a nun that has written other books that are very popular. This book is about two dogs, Danny and Duffy, and a parrot, Lady, and how they have taught her different things about life. Danny didn’t perform as he was expected to and helped Joan to realize that it was best to accept ourselves no matter what others thought and enjoy the process. Duffy was a love bug and would do anything for you unless he didn’t want to do it. Then Lady was good enough to repeat her own learned lesson.

I love animals, especially cats and when I see a book about animals I jump at the chance to read it. I admit that I thought this would be more of a book about stories with animals. It is not, you are going to be reading more about human psychology and how animals can help up learn more about ourselves. This is not a bad book, it is well written and has a great message. Although it was not what I expected it was still a good book.

To purchase Two Dogs and a Parrot make sure to visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Ghost Chaser: The Curse of Steel by Dedrick Frazier

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Dorian Steel is a lone wolf on a journey searching for an identity now that the orphanage in which he was raised in is several light-years behind him. Serving time in prison due to a jealous ex-girlfriend’s vendetta was not how he saw his life progressing, but through it all, he has finally found peace. Once the visions start however, his isolated world is shattered – leaving only the shards of glass for him to walk on.

The always quiet, unassuming landscaper quickly goes from a life of hiding in the bushes to the forefront of the battle lines for survival – facing an army of ghosts, demons, and human turncoats loyal to a demonic force intent on the systematic destruction of mankind as we know it. When the woman he has suppressed his feelings for re-enters his life, Steel realizes that if she dies, blood will be on his hands for the second time.

Dorian Steel will face a roller coaster of emotions ranging from fear, love, fear of love, and everything in-between. Whether it is demons, detectives, or the occasionally possessed vagrant, Steel’s life, as well as the lives of his loved ones’ are in serious danger – not to mention the fate of the world. However, he does have a chance to save everyone and everything important to him. It all hinges on the one thing Steel despises more than anything else – those damned psychic powers.

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My Review

5 stars

Dorian had a rough start in life. He grew up in an orphanage and through the foster system. None of it was really helpful for him. Then a wrong turn leads him to jail time and distance from the one girl in his life that meant something. Now that he is out, he just wants a simple life as a landscaper. Then he starts having visions of horrible creatures, like the ones he had as a kid. Dorian doesn’t want to deal with this but he has no choice, he is the only one that can save the world from the demons.

I admit that the first couple chapters were a little rough as you start feeling out the story. But once you get caught up on the background of Dorian’s life, you will hit the ground running. I couldn’t help feeling for Dorian. He has had a trough start but finds his way until an ex-girlfriend gets him sent to prison. But the one girl that he has always loved hasn’t forgotten about him even though he wants to keep her at a distance and safe. When the demons drag him into this war he has no choice to do what he needs to do to keep her and the world safe.

This is a great story, it’s well written and developed. Once you get into the action there is no putting this book down. I had to force myself to stop reading so I could get some sleep. Then all I could think about is what is going to happen next.

If you like kick great thriller/paranormal stories this book is for you. I can’t wait for other books from Dedrick Frazier.

To purchase Ghost Chaser: The Curse of Steel make sure to visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

I received Ghost Chaser for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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DEATH IN A MAJOR

A Music Lover’s Mystery

By Sarah Fox

Witness Impulse

January 5, 2016

E-ISBN 9780062413017 * $2.99

About the Book

The new season for the Point Grey Philharmonic starts off on a sour note when one of the symphony’s wealthy benefactors drops dead in the second Music Lover’s Mystery from author Sarah Fox.

When Archibald Major, local big wig and nasty tyrant, drops dead at a post-concert reception, violinist Midori Bishop soon suspects foul play. Although Midori has no intention of getting involved in another murder investigation, that all changes when Jordan – her violin student and the victim’s grandson – seeks her help convincing the police that the real killer is his uncle, a low-level criminal.

As Midori digs into the victim’s life, she discovers that he was a man who created discord at every turn, even within his own family, and there is no shortage of potential suspects. When someone close to Midori unexpectedly confesses to the crime, Midori must race to discover the identity of the true killer before an innocent person goes to jail for a crime they didn’t commit… and before Midori herself becomes a victim in the killer’s deadly encore.

Sarah Fox

About the Author

Sarah Fox was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels or working as a legal writer she is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English Springer Spaniel.

Connect with Sarah Fox

Website – http://www.authorsarahfox.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/thewritefox

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authorsarahfox

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4027516.Sarah_Fox

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 Praise for Sarah Fox

 “Readers are kept in suspense as each spinetingling event moves them towards an unforgettable ending. Sarah Fox delivers murder mystery with believable characters and earns a thumbs up.”

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network on DEAD RINGER

“While Midori may be clueless in love, she is good at asking questions. It is easy to understand how difficult it is for her to leave the investigating to the police, particularly once she has begun. Her actions are believable, if at times rash. Dead Ringer is an entertaining cozy with just the right amount of suspense. It is a great choice for reading on a lazy summer afternoon.”

Mutt Cafe on DEAD RINGER

“Readers are in for a treat with Sarah Fox’s new cozy…out of love, Midori sticks her nose in every place she can, which makes her a perfect heroine for lovers of mysteries. Readers will be pleased with the sheer entertainment of Fox’s plot.”

Suspense Magazine on DEAD RINGER

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Excerpt:

 Mr. Major raised his glass. “To beautiful music and …” His eyes roamed over our bodies again. “… to even more beautiful musicians.”

I stifled another gag and managed a weak, insincere smile before sipping at my champagne. I would need something stronger if I was expected to spend much more time with the old sleazebag.

“Evening, ladies, Mr. Major.” Maestro Hans Clausen appeared by my side, a charming smile on his face. “I hope you enjoyed the concert,” he said to Major.

“As always.”

Hans put a hand to the middle of my back as he addressed Major again. “I’m sorry to steal Midori and Mikayla away from you, but I need to have a quick word with them.”

“Of course.” Mr. Major raised his champagne flute to me and Mikayla once more as the maestro ushered us several feet away.

As we came to a stop next to a pedestal displaying a bust of Beethoven, I stepped to the side so the maestro’s hand no longer rested on my back. “You need to speak to us?” I might have sounded suspicious, and I was. What could be so important that it couldn’t wait until another time?

“Actually, no.” Hans flashed his charming smile again. “But I thought you might need rescuing from Mr. Major. He’s known for his … rather inappropriate interest in young, beautiful women.”

“Thank you, Maestro,” Mikayla said. “Much appreciated. He did have the effect of making me feel a desperate need for a thorough shower.” Her eyes drifted to Dave Cyders, one of our bassoonists, where he stood across the room. “Will you excuse me?”

I wanted to grab her arm to hold her there but she was already gone, leaving me alone with the man I’d had a short-lived relationship with the previous spring. Until I’d discovered that he was a jerk and a liar. His good looks and charismatic smile had charmed me in the beginning, but finding out that he was carrying on with Elena at the same time had doused the flames of attraction with icy water.

Since then I’d managed to maintain a professional relationship with him for the sake of my career, but I still wasn’t keen on spending time alone with him. Mikayla knew that full well, and yet she’d abandoned me for her bassoonist boyfriend. I shot a glare at her retreating back before returning my attention to Hans.

“I’m sure we could have handled Mr. Major on our own, but thank you anyway.” I stepped toward the food tables, intending to distance myself from Hans, but he had other ideas.

“Midori.” He put a hand to my elbow to stop me.

I sighed, perhaps somewhat dramatically, and turned back to face him. “I thought you didn’t need to speak with us.”

“Well, no.” He rubbed the back of his neck with one hand, reminding me of how I used to like running my fingers through the blond hair at the base of his skull when we kissed. “But I was hoping to tell you something.”

I waited.

“Elena and I have broken things off. For good this time.”

I blinked at him. “I’m not sure how I’m supposed to respond to that. Sorry? Congratulations?”

“I just wanted you to know.”

“I don’t know why.”

It was his turn to sigh, but that didn’t move me, nor did the disappointment in his ice blue eyes.

“I thought we’d come to an agreement,” I said. “Months ago.”

“We did.”

“Then let’s stick to it. Besides, I’m seeing someone.” I didn’t wait around to see his reaction to that news. “Excuse me.”

Relieved to have extracted myself from that conversation, I finally made it over to the food, grumbling to myself in my head as I went. Did Hans expect me to throw myself into his arms? There was no way that would happen. Besides, Elena had once told me that Hans always went back to her. Why would I believe things would be any different this time? Even if their breakup really was final, I’d never go back to someone who’d treated me as Hans had, even if I wanted to. Which I most definitely didn’t. I’d well and truly moved on, and I wished he would do the same.

Pushing thoughts of Hans from my mind and focusing on the enticing spread of food, I bypassed the mini quiches and zeroed in on the colorful petits fours. I selected a chocolate one and took a nibble.

Divine.

I bypassed the mini quiches and zeroed in on the colorful petits fours. I selected a chocolate one and took a nibble.

Divine.

“Those look delicious.” Mikayla reached past me to snatch a petit four with pink and white icing.

I narrowed my eyes at her as she tasted the little cake.

“Mmm. They are.” She took a second bite before noticing my glare. “What?” she asked once she’d swallowed.

“You totally abandoned me.”

“I did, didn’t I? Sorry.”

“So much for loyalty between stand partners,” I said melodramatically. “Leaving me to suffer in my time of need.”

“I’m sorry,” she said again. “I sensed incoming awkwardness and bolted.” She finished off her petit four. “Are you going to tell me what he said to you?”

I let out a huff, but decided to let her treachery slide. “He wanted to tell me that he and Elena have broken up.” I rolled my eyes. “Did he really think I’d care?”

“Do you?”

“Of course not.”

“Good. You’re much better off with Aaron,” she said, referring to my boyfriend.

I washed down my last bite of cake with a sip of champagne. “I know.” And I did. Aaron was gorgeous and sweet, with a British accent that made my knees weak, and he’d never given me any reason to believe he was anything but genuine. He was worth a hundred Hans Clausens.

“Speaking of Aaron,” Mikayla went on, “when’s he coming back from London?”

“Tomorrow.” The word came out with a heavy sigh.

“Wow. Such enthusiasm.”

I cringed. “I didn’t sound enthusiastic?”

“Um. No.” Mikayla eyed me over her champagne flute as she took a long sip. “What’s going on?”

“Nothing.”

That was the truth. At least, I thought it was. Aaron had spent the last three months in the UK and Europe, touring with his cousin’s band, so I hadn’t seen him in person for what felt like ages. Maybe I was worried that our relationship wouldn’t be quite the same after such a lengthy time apart, but surely such a concern was unfounded. Wasn’t it?

I decided a quick change of subject was in order. “How are things with you and Dave?”

Mikayla had been dating the bassoonist for over four months now.

“Great,” she said. “But you’re changing the subject.”

Darn. I should have known she’d notice.

“We’ll talk later,” I said as I took a step away from her. For some reason that I couldn’t quite pinpoint, the thought of discussing Aaron any further made my stomach twist into knots.

I would like to thank Michelle Podberezniak at Harper Collins Publishers for the opportunity to share about A Death in A Major.

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Gracie, Dead or Alive

Paranormal Romance

Date Published: September 15, 2015

A story of the living, the undead, magic, betrayal, love, more betrayal, and blueberry pancakes. Gracie Daniels has it all. She’s young, pretty, in love and about to graduate from the University of Southern California, but her world is turned upside down when she wakes up, dead, in the morgue. But that’s only the beginning of Gracie’s new undead life. She has to learn to survive impending decomposition from a Wiccan spell that went wrong and numerous betrayals, all while searching for a mysterious alchemical spell book. Then along comes handsome Troy Scott. How can Gracie balance being dead and falling in love? It would be easier to give up, but that’s not Gracie.

Sofia Diana Gabel

Sofia Diana Gabel is a multi-genre fiction writer who was born in Sydney, Australia, but is now living in the United States with her family. With degrees in environmental science and archaeology, she enjoys being out in nature when she’s not glued to her desk writing or researching a new story idea. Writing is a true passion of hers, born from a love of the written word that can transport the reader to different places or worlds and deliver them back to reality, safe and sound.

Contact Information

Website: www.sofiadianagabel

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sofiadianagabel

Twitter: @sofiadianagabel

Blog: http://approachablefiction.blogspot.com/

Excerpt

Why was I in the morgue? I struggled to sit up and quickly realized I was naked. Buck naked, not a stitch on. I blinked and saw the origin of the voice, a petite young woman wearing an open white lab coat and blue scrubs. Her nametag said Sarah.

She yelped and clamped a hand over her mouth. “I can’t believe it. Talk again.”

Okay. “Hi. What am I doing here?” My voice was stronger now, and I didn’t feel quite as cold.

Sarah giggled like a high school girl. “I’m Terra.”

“Nametag says Sarah.” I grabbed the sheet that had bunched around my waist when I sat up and pulled it up to my chin.

“That’s a vanilla name. My coven name is Terra. And you’re Gracie. Nice to meet you face-to-face, Gracie.” She smiled a broad, look-what-I-did smile.Two other bodies lay on tables, their feet poking out, each with a toe tag dangling in the air. That made me think. I pulled up the sheet to expose my own feet. What the hell! I had a toe tag as well.

“Sarah, I mean Terra, what’s going on?” I brought my foot up and slipped the tag off.

Terra was still smiling. “You, um, you…I did something.” She shoved a piece of paper into her pocket.

“Why am I here, in the morgue?” I wrapped the sheet around me like a toga and swung my legs over the side of the table, dangling them over the sterile white tile floor. There were strange little glass jars around my table.

“Oh, that’s easy. You’re dead.”

“No, I’m not. I’m sitting here in a morgue talking to you.”

“Yeah, you are dead. You’ve been dead for six hours. I couldn’t wait much longer because they might start the autopsy. I had to get to you before it happened, obviously.” Terra clapped her hands together. “So, what do you feel like? Are you breathing? Do you feel like yourself, you know, before you died? What’s it like to be not dead anymore?”

“What?” It was hard to concentrate on Terra’s endless questions.

She pulled out a little compact mirror from her pocket, along with the piece of paper she’d just put in there, and held the mirror near my lips. “Can you breathe? Are your lungs working? The mirror isn’t fogging up. How are you not breathing? This is so cool. Oh my God! What’s it like?”

I shoved her hand away, making her drop the mirror. It shattered. “Can you shut up for a minute? I need to think.” Her voice was like an icepick stabbing my brain. The piece of paper was clutched in her other hand, and I wanted it. While she looked at the ground, I grabbed the paper and saw what looked like a couple of recipes and…an incantation?

“That’s mine. And you broke my mirror.” Terra pointed to the shards. “Damn it! I don’t need bad luck.”

“Sorry,” I mumbled.

She pouted. “You can keep the spell, I don’t need it anymore. Hey, I’d better run. Nice to meet you.”

“Wait!” I reached out and held her by the sleeve and waved the paper in the air. “You’re not leaving me here. Is this an incantation? What’s going on? Where are my parents and Raf? Are you a doctor?”

She didn’t look, or act, like a doctor. She was maybe in her early twenties, like me, but unlike me, her hair was platinum blonde with pink highlights. Heavy black kohl outlined her eyes, she had her eyebrow pierced and had two cheek dimple-piercings. Doctors didn’t look like that, did they? She looked like a groupie at a boy band concert. I hated groupies.

She giggled. “No, I’m not a doctor. I got a job here as a tech so I could be near the bodies when they came downstairs.” She tugged her arm free, bent down and picked up several of the open jars that now I could see were filled with dried plants floating in liquid; the herbs I’d smelled. “I’m kind of a Wiccan alchemist. I made up the name. But don’t tell my coven what I did! They’ll excommunicate me or whatever for practicing without a license.”

“Practicing? Practicing what, exactly?” I lifted the sheet away from my body just enough to check myself out. I didn’t have any cuts or wounds. Was this a joke? Raf had tried to prank me once, by swapping my guacamole with wasabi, but I managed to subvert it by switching it back when he wasn’t looking. He knew how much I hated wasabi and in fact, anything spicy. But this time it looked like he got me.

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My Review

3 stars

Grace wakes up on a table in the morgue. The last thing she remembers is being struck by lightning. Terra is a young witch that has no patience for rules. So, when she finds an obscure book that involves bringing someone back to life she is eager to use the spell. Once she revives Grace she has had enough of the whole thing and leaves.

Grace has a lot to learn about being undead and find some people to help her along. But she is not like a vampire, she is starting to decompose and it seems that she will keep decomposing until she finds a book about alchemy.

I did like the snark in this story. I loved Terra and even though she basically ditches Gracie after bringing her back to life. Although she is in a bad position, I did like how Gracie was glib and snarky too. Although I doubt if it was me that I could be that easy going with the fact that I’m now a ghoul.

I have to say that I had a hard time liking Gracie. I initially felt bad for her waking up dead and having no guidance then finding out your boyfriend is a jerk did help. Unfortunately she just kept rushing headlong into bad decisions. She seemed very naïve and made this feel like a young adult story. I also know that the insta-love and love triangles are big parts to many stories and a lot of people really like them. I’m sorry to say that I’m not one of those people and I admit that this didn’t really help my opinion of Gracie.

I liked the concept of this story. I think the execution is a bit rough. That is not to say that I will not keep my eyes open for other books by Sofia.

To purchase Gracie, Dead or Alive make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

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I received Gracie, Dead or Alive from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free in exchange for an honest review.

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