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TITLE: Saving Michael
AUTHOR: J.R. Wirth
GENRE: YA Suspense
Imprint/Publisher: Edge, Bison Publishing
RELEASES: May 3rd, 2016
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Saving Michael - JR Writh - BISON PUBLISHING
 
SYNOPSIS
Gabriel Rucker knows there is a storm brewing, and it’s more than just the dark, ominous clouds that hang over Sacremento, California. His step-brother, Michael Rucker, lives for trouble, and he has dragged their little brother, Aaron, down with him. Fearing that their children will end up in a prison far worse than in-school suspension, Shannon and Jenson Rucker turn to The Serenity Institute to tame their wild behavior. “Are you my angel, here to take me away?”Melissa Jenkins quickly became The Serenity Institute’s obvious successor after her father’s untimely death, but her heart was plagued by turmoil regarding what really happened there, and whether or not it was truly for the greater good of mankind.“One day you will have to fix all of this.”Twins, Daniel and Donnie Conan, are regular fixtures in the Rucker home due to their father’s unpredictable work schedule. Together, with Gabriel Rucker’s help, they uncover the many secrets their father holds, and it’s then that they know they have no choice.They must band together to save Michael.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JR Wirth was born and raised in Southern California. Now hailing from San Bernardino, he was intimately affected by the recent terror attacks, but luckily his family escaped physical harm.
With several pieces published—including a poem and the bestselling series: “Twisted Family Holidays,” along with the epic paranormal, “In Passing,” J R. Wirth is an emerging author. The latest, young adult novel, “Saving Michael,” promises to be his best to date. Utilizing his extensive background in psychotherapy, J.R. exhibits a strong understanding of the emotions of a moment in time, as well as the inner workings of his characters. In all of his works, J.R. Wirth combines ordinary people with extraordinary circumstances to create characters will jump off the page and straight into the readers’ hearts and minds. Look for J.R. in Goodreads, Barns and Noble, and Amazon.
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Shadow (The Romany Outcasts, Book 2)

By Christi J. Whitney

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Urban Fantasy

Publisher: HarperCollinsUK

The second volume in this incredible YA trilogy. When stone hearts break they shatter.

Sebastian Grey used to be a normal teenager. Now he’s a creature whose sole purpose is to be a guardian for secretive gypsy clans.

When the Romany gypsies need his help, Sebastian is given a second chance to protect Josephine Romany – the girl he loves. But this is no easy task when some of them think he’s as bad as the shadow creatures attacking their camp.

Yet to keep Josephine safe, Sebastian might have to embrace his darker side. Even if that means choosing between his humanity and becoming the monster everyone believes him to be.

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Dark Matter

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Dark Matter (Steve Nastos – 2) by RD Cain

(Excerpt from Goodreads) After being recently cleared of murder charges, the disgraced and out-of-work police detective Steve Nastos reluctantly teams with his brash and similarly disgraced lawyer Kevin Carscadden for a paycheck. Nastos—who built his career on channeling the shadowy instincts within him to hunt dangerous predators—takes on a mission to track the whereabouts of Lindsay Bannerman, a troubled teen who is missing from her wealthy adoptive home. The trail Nastos and his lawyer pick up is one with a sadistic abuser on the other end and littered with lies, deceptions, and lifeless bodies. Torn between spiteful former colleagues—detectives who maintain Nastos belongs in prison for homicide—a wife who wants her husband to finally liberate himself from the darkness that fuels him, and the promise he made to a stranger to find Lindsay, the search is a race against time before everything vanishes forever into the dark matter.

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My Review

4 stars

Steve Nastos has had a rough go lately. He has lost his job as a police office. He has been working as a private investigator with an old friend but his wife keeps hounding him to retire. Then Steve is asked to look into the disappearance of wealthy girl Lindsay Bannerman. Against his better judgment, Steve agrees. But this case is going to be hard when Steve learns that Lindsay is adopted and has a history with undesirable people making the suspect list increase dramatically.

This story bounces between several different points of view, from Steve to Lindsay to the killer and others in between which really kept the story moving. Steve is one of those people that move in the grey of right and wrong. He does things that many might consider excessive but he is someone that knows what needs to be done, pretty or not. And with these killers he is going to need every bit of that skill.

I have not read Cherry Beach Express, the first book in the series but that has not affected reading Dark Matter. The killer is very twisted and gets what he deserves. I really liked this dark thriller and if this is the kind of books that you like I recommend you get your copy of Dark Matters today.

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

I received Dark Matter for free from the author, a long time ago, in exchange for an honest review.

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Released

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Released (The Eternal Balance – 3) by Jus Accardo

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Jax Flynn’s life just went from bad to worse. He was already sharing his body with a demon named Azirak, but after killing its mate… Well, shit got real. Now the demon has taken control of Jax’s body and everything he cares for is at stake, including Samantha, the girl he loves. Yeah, that’s not going to happen. It’s time Jax showed everyone what he was really made of.

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Jus Accardo

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.

Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

Excerpt

“We need to get something straight,” Sam said, changing lanes to pass the car in front of us. “That shit you pulled back at Kelly’s? That can’t happen again.” Irritation surged in Azi, but more than that, confusion. It genuinely didn’t understand what she was pissed about. “You chastise me for protecting you?”

“Damn right,” she snapped. “Because no matter what you say, that’s Jax’s body you’re temporarily squatting in. He has to live with the fallout after I find a way to evict your ass. Besides, that’s not what that was all about anyway.”

“Oh?” The demon’s irritation turned to amusement. It didn’t bother correcting her on the temporarily bit. Azi had me locked down tight and wasn’t the least bit concerned about her—or me—turning the tables. And even though I had complete faith in Sam—if there was a way to fix this, she’d find it—even I had to admit I was pretty much fucked.

“You’re the equivalent of a demonic spoiled brat. Any time you don’t get what you want, you throw a fit. That doesn’t work in this world, buddy. You need a little more self-control if you want to pretend to be a real boy.”

I worried the demon’s temper would flare, but instead of anger, I felt a swell of admiration from it. “You know what I am,” Azi said. It shifted around in the seat so that I was facing her. “You know what I am capable of. And yet you still speak to me as you would a lowly human?”

“Lowly human?” She shook her head and stomped on the gas. Kelly’s Explorer surged forward. I cringed internally. I’d seen Sam drive angry. It wasn’t a pretty sight. “No, no. You’re totally misunderstanding me. I’m speaking to you as I would an asshat.”

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My Review

5 stars

Jax is sharing his body with the demon Azirak. But Az is mad at Jax for killing his mate and has taken control of Jax’s body. Jax is watching everything happen but has no way to do anything. And the longer that Az is in control the less Jax will be until he disappears. Both Az and Jaz love Sam and I like how Az lets Jax and Sam be together before disappears.

I have not read the other books in this series and I think that would make a difference. But I did catch on to the story and couldn’t turn pages fast enough to find out what happens next. I felt for Sam. Here is hates Az but sees how in his way he loves her too and plans to keep her safe. Jax is trying everything to keep from disappearing and even fights against the control of Az. It’s heartbreaking to watch Jax and Sam together when Az releases control for a little bit.

This is a great story with lots of action and emotion. Az may be a demon but he clearly is a difference class of demon. I think this is a great story and now I want to read the other books in the series to find out what happened.

To purchase Released make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Jus Accardo’s website.

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I received Released for free from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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