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Nice Try, Afton

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Nice Try, Afton (Afton Morrison – 3) by Brent Jones

Is evil a matter of choice, or are we born that way?

After a string of brazen arsons overwhelms Wakefield’s first responders, the town is placed on lockdown, rendering Afton and her companions vulnerable to attack.

In a last-ditch effort to protect her inner circle, Afton attempts to establish an improbable truce with her archnemesis, leading her into a deadly trap more than a decade in the making. Survival will mean choosing to embrace her dark side, once and for all.

Nice Try, Afton is the third of four parts in a new serial thriller by author Brent Jones. Packed with grit and action, The Afton Morrison Series delves into a world of moral ambiguity, delivering audiences an unlikely heroine in the form of a disturbed vigilante murderess.

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Brent  Jones

Author’s Bio

From bad checks to bathroom graffiti, Brent Jones has always been drawn to writing. He won a national creative writing competition at the age of fourteen, although he can’t recall what the story was about. Seventeen years later, he gave up his career to pursue creative writing full-time.

Jones writes from his home in Fort Erie, Canada. He’s happily married, a bearded cyclist, a mediocre guitarist, and the proud owner of two dogs with a God complex. Subscribe to his newsletter (AuthorBrentJones.com) or follow him on social media for updates.

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My Review

5 stars

Wakefield is on fire, people are dying, and the town is on lockdown. Afton and her friends know who is responsible but how can they stop them. Afton has come to care for her friends and wants to protect them from The Man in the Shadows and her crazy sister. The only way she can see how to do this is to walk right into the trap set for her.

I love this series and am constantly on the edge of my seat from one scene to the next. Afton is starting to struggle with the thought of being created to kill or being born into it. Her heart is in the right place so when Afton has to kill you can see that it’s not the mindless killing of her siblings. And the meeting with her twin sister, I did not expect that one to play out the way it did.

This is an amazing series and one I strongly recommend checking out. I can’t wait to get into Time’s Up, Afton. I’m excited to see how this series is going to end.

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.

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Three Bloody Pieces: Caitlyn

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Three Bloody Pieces: Caitlyn by Elizabeth Davies

A dead king, a queen who is more than she seems, and a witch who uses the dark arts to entrap her.

Queen, widow, beggar – Lady Caitlyn is all three, and now she can add murderer to the list.

When death and treachery propel her south to Normandy, to seek sanctuary with the exiled Prince Alfred, visions of a woman with ancient eyes travel with her.

Herleva is a woman filled with ambition and greed. A woman who intends to be more than a commoner. A woman who gets what she wants by whatever means possible, even if she has to practice the dark arts to achieve her goals.

A woman who is a witch.

Caitlyn finds herself caught up in a magic which changes her very being. A magic which produces a king to change the lives of every man, woman, and child in England.

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 Elizabeth Davies

Author’s Bio

Elizabeth Davies is a paranormal author, whose books have a romantic flavour with more than a hint of suspense. And death. There’s usually death…

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My Review

5 stars

War has come to the kingdom of Rhain and Caitlyn. Rhain is slain and his advisor Idris convinces Caitlyn to run to fight another day. But as they run Caitlyn starts seeing visions and hearing the witch Herleva and her student Arlette. Herleva is drawing Caitlyn in for her own plans. Although Caitlyn keeps following Idris she soon finds herself in Herleva’s clutches and cursed to shift into a cat and unable to kill Herleva. If that was not bad enough, as long as the curse is never broken she will stay the same age forever.

I have to admit that I did not expect what I got from this book. There is so much happening that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Caitlyn’s work has been shattered by war and the loss of her kingdom. She wants to fight but Idris makes sense with his plan. If Rhain listened to his counsel she would also. But there is so much more in the works with Herleva.

This is another one of those books that I admit I wouldn’t normally choose but I am so glad that I did. This is a great historical story of kings and queens, betrayal, magic and the brutality of war. Of course the magic is what made it that much more. I really enjoyed this story and can’t wait to continue it in A Stain On The Soul.

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

I would like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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Hunter’s Revenge

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Hunter’s Revenge (Edinburgh Crime Mystery – 2) by Val Penny

Hunter by name – Hunter by nature: DI Hunter Wilson will not rest until his friend’s death is revenged.

DI Hunter Wilson is called to the scene of a murder. He is shocked to find the victim is his friend and colleague, George Reinbold. Who would want to harm the quiet, old man? Why was a book worth £23,000 delivered to him that morning? Why is the security in George’s home so intense? Hunter must investigate his friend’s past as well as the present to identify the killer and identify George’s killer. Hunter also finds a new supply of cocaine from Peru flooding HMP Edinburgh and the city. The courier leads Hunter to the criminal gang but Hunter requires the help of his nemesis, the former Chief Constable, Sir Peter Myerscough and local gangster Ian Thomson to make his case. Hunter’s perseverance and patience are put to the test time after time in this taught crime thriller.

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Author’s Bio

Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer. However she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballet dancer or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels. Her first crime novel, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ set in Edinburgh, Scotland was published by Crooked Cat Books on 02.02.2018. The sequel, ‘Hunter’s Revenge’ will be published on 09.09.2018.

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My Review

5 stars

DI Hunter is rocked when one of his team is murdered in his house. But when he gets to George’s house things don’t add up. Why is there so much security even if he has a collection of books? Did anyone really know George? It’s clear that Hunter is going to put his killer behind bars but he is going to have to learn more about George and his past to do so.

At the same time there is an increase of drugs from Peru. Hunter is going to have to visit someone from his past to find out more about this drug dealer. But there is more happening than just new drugs. But the question is how is it related to George’s death?

This is my first book from author Val Penny and I was worried that I might be lost since it was the second book in the series. No worries, I’m sure if I had read the first I might get more of the connection between the team but I had no problem following along. This is a great story with lots of threads running throughout it and the further you go the more you find they are all connected and NOT in the way you might have thought.

Nothing is what it seems and you will be kept on the edge of your seat trying to figure out how it connects. I loved how each of the team’s personal lives helped make them more real without bogging down the overall story. They all worked well together and were there to solve the murder. But I have to say that the title is a little misleading. No one was out for Revenge, Hunter wanted to bring the killer to justice.

Overall this is a great story and one that I recommend checking out. As for me, I’m going to go back and catch up with Hunter’s Chase.

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

I would like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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