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Raven’s Ghost

Raven’s Ghost
Raven’s Shadow Book 2
by R.L. Weeks
Genre: YA Paranormal Mystery
Award Winning author, R. L. Weeks, brings you Raven’s Ghost – Book Two in
the Young Adult Victorian Paranormal Mystery Series.
Another serial killer is raising hell on the streets of London and Raven
believes it’s all her fault. All the victims have blonde hair and
blue eyes like her, and the killer is none other than her uncle.
His mind had been warped and twisted by heartbreak and betrayal and his
hatred for women is driving him to kill more and more each week.
Raven wants to stop him at all costs. However, there is one big problem
standing in her way. No one can see, hear, or feel her.
With the help of her new friend, Elizabeth, and Emmett who is desperately
trying to contact Raven’s Ghost, can Raven find her way back from the
other side to save the world from the notorious serial killer?
Or will the Shadow Men, drawn back to their world by darkness, fade her
away before she get’s the chance?
My Review

5 stars

Raven Pride lost her father at an early age and we sent to live with her Grandmother. But when she starts seeing things, her Grandmother forbids her to leave the house trying to protect the girl. But what teen would just sit around the house? She does get out every once in a while and meets a young girl that was murdered. Raven starts looking into this and learns that there have been several deaths.

Raven meets two guys, one living and the other dead, that help her investigation and maybe stir her heart at the same time. But things get very complicated when Raven’s cruel uncle takes over running the house.

This is a great story that took me back to the Victorian era with a great paranormal, ghostly twist. I felt for Raven and really wanted the best for her, I mean how hard would it be to have the ability to see the dead especially during that time. I loved the mystery of who was killing the kids. I had some ideas but was always wrong. And her uncle, talk about pure evil!!

I loved this story. Its wells written, drew me in quickly, and left me breathlessly turning the last page. I love how there is a touch of romance but it’s not over done like so many books. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Raven’s Ghost and see what happens to Raven next.

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

Raven’s Sight
Raven’s Shadow Book 1
Award Winning author, R. L. Weeks, brings you Raven’s Sight – a Young Adult
Victorian Paranormal Mystery. Book One can be read as a standalone
and as part of the series.
Raven looks out over the small, industrial town of Cogsworth and imagines a
life beyond the confines of her Grandmother’s mansion.
However, Raven holds a dark secret that prevents her from leaving. One which
comes to light after her father’s untimely death. Now an orphan,
Raven must do her best to hide her gifts of sight if she’s to survive
the cruel Victorian society she lives in.
However, when a ghost of a child comes to her for help, Raven finds herself in
the gas lit streets of London, on the trail of a female serial
killer. As she tries to solve the string of murders, she realizes
that the murders are almost identical to those from a case left
unsolved years before she was born.
In a race against time, Raven is thrown into a world she doesn’t know.
With her crush, Tom, now a ghost, her friend, Emmett, now a suspect,
and an uncle who runs illicit groups and hates women, Raven will have
to unravel the mysteries quickly before she becomes their next victim.
R L Weeks is the bestselling and award-winning author of the Dead Loves Life
Series, Bloodlust, The Fallen, Willow Woods Academy for Witches,
Cursed, and the owner of Enchanted Anthologies, publisher of
Fractured Fairytales Books 1 & 2, A Deadly World: Vampires in
Paris, Things Only the Darkness Knows, and Christmas Nightmares.
She lives in a small village in the UK.
When she’s not writing, she’s traveling, reading (paranormal, fantasy and
horror being her go to genres) and designing covers for Dark Wish Designs.
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Malevolent Sadness

Urban Fantasy

Date Published: June 2017 (Second edition – April 2018)
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 ***Contains Graphic Violence/Adult Content***
Can a detective save a prophet from a monster?
Harry is an Army veteran who survived a childhood tragedy and tough years in foster care. Today, he’s a pragmatic and no-nonsense Homicide detective investigating the Victor Adamson kidnapping. As he digs for leads, Harry realizes he’s in the middle of a dark conspiracy, and his life is in jeopardy. His only option is to save Victor. But to do that, he must embrace the supernatural. He has to believe monsters are real. If he doesn’t, then both he and Victor may die.
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Excerpts
A new terror nibbled as she caught her reflection in the bathroom mirror. Horror crept down her spine and twisted her guts into knots. She wasn’t smiling, so why was her reflection? And the eyes were wrong. The pupils looked like they were on fire.

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Through narrow eye slits, he could see her studying his features. Harry found her vigil unsettling. She brushed her cheek against his and made a soft purr. He was offended by her tenderness. If only he could bring himself to full alertness. But with agonizing frustration, he could only lay as still as a corpse and endure her arms around his shoulders, her heart beating against his chest, and the feel of her skin on his face.
Julian Coleman
About the Author
I’m a Paranormal/Supernatural Award Winning author who grew up in Richmond, Virginia. As a child I suffered from night terrors. Sleep paralysis leaves me with the inability to move or speak, but I sometimes see and hear unnatural things. Who wants to have nightmares about demons or ghosts? My nightmare demons aren’t always hideous. To this day, I believe true evil is seductive, even beautiful. I managed to accept my nightmare world by writing about demons who would sip your soul while giving you a kiss.
I’m just a humble writer trying to be a novelist. I’ve been compared to Stephen King. That’s no accident. I didn’t grow up trying to copy him. I wouldn’t dare. I just read most of his books and adopted his style. But seriously, if you’re going to learn, why not learn from one of the best?
Am I right? Or should I say, am I write? Yeah, I know…sad humor.
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My Review
5 stars

We start this story out with a very eye catching scene that will make you wonder what kind of book you just started reading. From there we meet up with detective Harry looking into a suicide. But something is going on and he learns that the victim has something to do with the kidnapping of a son that he never knew he had. He also learns that his life has been manipulated by those with paranormal abilities.

But as he tries to find his son, he also has to deal with the baby mama, Evelyn. Evie has some serious powers and has tried to step away from them. But with the disappearance of her son she is jumping head long into those powers. This kidnapping is going to take Harry to the brink of the unknown but also may just kill the last trace of humanity in Evie.

So I have not read the first book in this series but I had no trouble figuring out what was going on. Harry is a great guy and I only wanted him to find his son. You can’t blame him when he learns that the paranormal has been messing with him for the last ten years. But how is he supposed to feel when his own partner seems to have that missing information that he really needed.

There was action, paranormal abilities, and good old horror thrown in. This is a great read and one that I recommend checking out. I can’t wait to see what I missed with book one and to see what trouble Harry is going to find next.

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

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The Flower Girl Murder

Flower Girl Murder by Keith HirshlandFlower Girl Murder by Keith Hirshland

Publisher: Keith Hirshland (February 15, 2018)
Category: Mystery Thriller, Detective/Police Procedural
Tour dates: May/June, 2018
ISBN: 978-0692046685
Available in Print and ebook,256 pages

Flower Girl Murder

Daisy Burns was a likable, devoted wife and mother who spent her spare time volunteering at school events. Everyone loved Daisy. So why would someone shoot her three times and dump her body behind a Planned Parenthood chapter in North Carolina?

With no witnesses and few leads, Raleigh detective Marc Allen turns to the press for help—specifically, veteran news anchor Lancaster Heart. Heart agrees to broadcast the police department’s plea for information in his nightly newscasts.

Elderly viewer and longtime social worker Blanche Avery is positive she recognizes the photograph on the television as an older version of her friend Daisy— the young, heavily pregnant girl she met years before who made the decision to give her child up for adoption.

When Tanner Goochly Jr.—a member of a notorious crime family—becomes the victim of another point-blank shooting, Allen races to discover the connection between the murders. Could it be that Daisy was somehow involved with an illegal enterprise, or was she hiding something else, another secret to be discovered?

The body count is rising, and the suspect pool is widening. As Allen’s investigation reaches a fever pitch, he realizes that a mother’s choice could have killer consequences.

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“Keith Hirshland gets better with each book. A wonderful crime mystery with fun twists. And if you have ever spent time in Carolina or Northern Nevada there are quite a few local tidbits to enjoy mixed in. I look forward to more from the media guy turned novelist! This is his best book yet!”-Bruce, Amazon Review

Praise Big Flies by Keith Hirshland

“Big Flies by Keith Hirshland is a great read. I found myself intrigued by this talented writer’s style. A mystery woven into another mystery. The suspense was great. I enjoyed following the characters throughout the book. This novel was realistic, stunning, and one that all readers can easily connect to in one or more ways. Brilliant, clever, and mysterious. Keith Hirshland has a way that lured me in deep. I couldn’t stop reading it. ‘Big Flies’ is one mystery I highly recommend to all. 5 Stars.”-Danielle, Urban Book Reviews

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“Get ready, sit back, and enjoy this book, because the author really has a way with words as well as a fun and fascinating plot at hand. If you love action and surprises, you will get your fill here. If you enjoy things on the humorous and witty side, this book will fit the bill that way as well. Big Flies has plenty of great characters (both past and present), good buddies to enjoy you’ll want to be pals with too, a bit of mystifying romance, and some vivid and marvelous scenes. There will be mystery stacked upon mystery, some cool 8 track tapes with great choices in music thrown in, and fantastic, detailed twists. Get swept up in this fabulous, fun mystery by Keith Hirshland!”-Jean, Snap Out Of It Jean

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About Keith HirshlandFlower Girl Murder by Keith Hirshland

Award winning author, Keith Hirshland is an Emmy Award–winning sports television producer with more than three decades of experience producing shows that aired on ESPN and ESPN2. Among the first forty people to be hired by the Golf Channel in 1994, Hirshland was in the middle of the action when it premiered in 1995. He provided his talents for the golf network for close to two decades.

The Flower Girl Murder is Hirshland’s second novel and third book. Big Flies, his first mystery novel, was published in 2016. It is the winner of the New Apple Awards: Solo Medalist Award and runner up for the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book of the Year. Cover Me Boys, I’m Going In: Tales of the Tube from a Broadcast Brat is a memoir about his experiences in the television industry. It was Book Talk Radio Club’s Memoir of the Year”.

Hirshland lives in New Jersey with his wife and Bernese mountain dog.

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My Review

5 stars

Daisy Burns is you typical wife and mother that cared about her family and volunteered. Until her body is discovered with three bullet holes behind a Planned Parenthood in North Carolina. No clues are found so the police turn to the news to look for tips. An elderly woman thinks she recognizes Daisy. Then a gangster turns up killed in the same manor. How can these two be related?

I read Big Flies and I was very excited to read The Flower Girl Murder. I have to admit that I had a hard time getting into this book. But once things starting rolling I couldn’t put the book down. This book does have a good mystery for who killed Daisy, Tanner, and the rest. But there is so much more in regards to family and secrets.

This is a great story and one that after I got into it I couldn’t put it down. I like how the deaths were linked. There were lots of twists and turns that kept me guessing along the way. This is one mystery I would recommend checking out.

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

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