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Coyote Truck Maintenance

Coyote Truck Maintenance by Dana Huse

Dana’s job seems simple enough. House and dog sitting. All right, since there’s time and space, he decides to do maintenance on his truck. Any automobile magazine article can tell you how to do it the right way, this one tells you the interesting way. See for yourself.

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 Dana Huse

Author’s Bio

(1955 – so far, so good) Born in Hoboken, NJ, Dana has wandered the United States as a child, finally settling in Ventura, CA. He does not surf, the water is too darn cold. Currently he lives in his own house with two dogs and a huge mortgage.

He gets along well with his parents, who are both dead.

Always face the drain.

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My Review

5 Stars

Dana is asked by his friends Tom and Mary to house and dog sit while they are away. They walk him through their huge house with a lot of stocked goods and explain everything to him. Of course Dana doesn’t understand even a little bit of this but goes along for the tour.

The first day Dana is bored and can’t figure out the entertainment center so he decides to do some auto maintenance. What ensues is a story that will have you rolling on the floor. From getting the parts, returning the parts, trying to find a flat area to park, and then keeping the dogs safe from coyotes.

I started chuckling at the the one channel he could watch and was full on shaking when he was changing the oil. I remember growing up and having to bubble gum and baling wire things together to make them work and I just had a flashback to that as I followed Dana’s logic.

If you want a short, hilarious read, you need to get this book. It is well worth the money and

I received Coyote Truck Maintenance from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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Counsel of Souls

By Jen Printy

After surviving the perils of an ancient family feud, Jack Hammond and Leah Winters believe only happiness lies ahead. However, their future isn’t as secure as they think. When Death and his council arrive to welcome Leah into their treacherous shadow world, the couple discovers that Leah’s immortality has come with a high price.

With Artagan’s help, Leah slowly learns how to navigate the dark waters of the Concilium Animarum—the Council of Souls. As their world starts to unravel further, their love is all Jack and Leah have left. Will that be enough?

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My Review

5 stars

Jack and Leah think all the excitement is over. But Leah’s immortality has a price. She is going to have to train with Artagan to learn how to deliver death. Jack has become a bigger hindrance than help so he has to step back and go on his own. But he is curious if Artagan is really helping them out or if he has another plan of his own.

Just when Jack and Leah are ready to live their lives, they learn that Leah has some tasks to perform. These are not very easy and to earn her immortality she is going to have to do things that could take her humanity away. I really like how Leah is coming to terms with her past and future with Jack. I love to see how everything is all connected. But she won’t be the same person she was before her tasks. You can’t hope that everything works out.

This story has so much happening in it that it was hard to put down. I loved where this book went after My Immortal Soul and I can’t wait for the next book from Jen Printy.

I received Counsel of Souls from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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My Soul Immortal (Book 1)

An endless love, for an endless price.

Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?

Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own?

As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.

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My Review

4 stars

Jack Hammond learned at a young age that he is immortal. Sadly the woman he loved, Lydia was not and he lost her many years ago. Zip ahead to present day and he finds himself in a liquor store robbery. He is fatally shot but beats feet to keep from being noticed. He relocates to Portland, Maine to start new. Then he meets Leah Winters he is struck by how she looks like Lydia. The more he gets to know Leah, the more they fall for each other.

Then there is Artagan. He knows what Jack is and why he is immortal. But he requires a steep price for this information. Jack has to decide how far he is willing to go to get answers but keep Leah safe at the same time.

This is an interesting take on immortality and second chances. I had a little of the Highlander feel going into this book. Jack just discovers that he can’t die and the love of his life does. He doesn’t know what is going on so he just exists and regrets losing Lydia.

I think this was a good story although slow in getting rolling. Once it did I really got into it. I think it was very well written and is a good start to a series. This is one worth checking out.

I received My Soul Immortal from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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