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Another Kind of Magic (Caitlyn – 3) by Elizabeth Davies

“I am a cat. But I am no ordinary cat. I am a witch’s familiar. I am also a woman, with a woman’s heart and a woman’s frailty.”

Nearly two hundred years have passed since Caitlyn was trapped by supernatural forces and black magic, and she has known many mistresses. This time, the witch she is enthralled to is Joan, wife of Llewelyn, Prince of Wales.

At first, this mistress appears no different to any of the others Caitlyn has served – until Llewelyn captures William de Braose, and Joan falls in love, risking everything, including Caitlyn, to fulfil her desire.

Caitlyn, meanwhile, has her own cross to bear in the form of the gallant and reckless Hugh of Pembroke…

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 Elizabeth Davies

Author 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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by Sherry Ellis


Squirt doesn’t believe Bubba can dig a hole to China. But when the hole swallows them, the kids find themselves in Xi’an, China, surrounded by Terracotta Warriors.

It gets worse when the ghost of the first emperor of China appears. He tells them they can’t go home until they find his missing pi. The kids don’t know where to begin until they meet a girl and her grandmother who promise to help find the pendant.

Soon they realize they are being followed. And they are no closer to finding the missing pi. Will Bubba and Squirt ever make it back home?

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Sherry  Ellis

Author’s Bio

Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Ellis, her husband, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia.

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My Review

5 Stars

Bubba has a magic shovel and is digging a hole to China. His older sister, Squirt knows he can’t dig to China and is in the process of telling him this when they fall into the hole and come out in China surrounded by Terracotta Warriors. If that is not creepy enough, the ghost of the first emperor of China charges them with finding his missing pi. The kids go on the quest for the pi, whatever that is, and find a girl and her grandmother to help them. But they have to be quick because they are not the only ones looking for the pi.

This is a great chapter book that speaks directly to kids as they read. You have a magical adventure which is going to teach kids about China. The story is well written and will appeal to kids and adults alike. I love how the story is told directly to the read from both Bubba and Squirt. It helps to draw you into the story.

This is the first book from Sherry Ellis that I have read but it won’t be the last. If you are looking for a great story to entertain kids, look no further. I can’t wait to read more from Sherry.

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W.L. Brooks
The Secrets That Shape Us
Series: The McKay Series Book 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: October 22, 2018
Returning home was just the beginning, but staying…might be her end.
After uncovering a devastating secret, Casey McKay left her beloved home town and pretended not to look back. For years, the truth her sisters hid from her has kept her away. Now, in desperate need of Casey’s help, her sisters have hired a PI to find her.
As a private investigator, Ryan Keller is used to getting into sticky situations, but nothing could have prepared him for the likes of Ms. McKay. Unable to resist her appeal for help, Ryan returns with her to Blue Creek. Little do they know they are walking right into a deadly plot to destroy the McKay sisters.
The closer they get to the truth, the harder it is for them to resist temptation. But succumbing to their desires puts Ryan in the crosshairs of a vengeful foe. To save them, Casey must face her past and the secrets that have shaped her.

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The house was immense and secluded. There was a large back porch, part of which was closed in, and a garage across from the main house with stairs leading to what Ryan assumed was an apartment. He parked his vehicle in the parking area, gathered his briefcase, and walked to the front door. The place was called Granny Vaughn’s, but Alexandra McKay ran it. Should he knock? Shrugging, he opened the door and entered; it was a bed and breakfast after all.
The front hall looked like it had been remodeled to accommodate the enormous front desk, which took up the majority of the room. The wood was solid oak, stained dark rather than light, and it gave the room an elegance which Ryan appreciated. He smiled when he rang the small brass bell.
“Right on time,” a rich, feminine voice said from behind him. “Mr. Keller, I presume?”
Ryan turned and stared, he knew he did, but who in his right mind wouldn’t? If you took her hair out of its tight bun, she would be the exact image of the mermaid who had graced the cover of his grandmother’s favorite fairy tale. The deep blue of her eyes reminded him of the ocean, which only added to the mental image. He couldn’t look away. She lifted a slim red brow.

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About W.L. Brooks

W.L. Brooks

W. L. Brooks likes to write like she reads with a bit of mystery, romance, suspense, and, to keep it interesting, the occasional dash of the paranormal. Living in Western North Carolina she is currently working on her next novel.
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Chasing Rainbows NYC by Eve Wing

Ariella, a young, vibrant woman, is shot dead in Central Park. The investigation threatens to go cold, when an unexpected lead points to her killer and to the surprising reason for her murder.

Ariella is a struggling writer whose only published works are two short stories. Though she won awards for the two pieces, she is still looking and working on \”The Book.\” She meets Jesse, a Wall Street executive, in writing class. Their relationship grows stormy because he\’s married.

In and out of her life, Ariella\’s former lover Gael appears. Gael is always looking to \”make it big\” using other people\’s money. Eventually. Ariella decides to settle down. She meets a wonderful man named Gusti, whom she marries. Two years into a great marriage, Ariella is killed in Central Park. Who did it?

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Eve Wing grew up in Vienna, Austria, and was sent to live in Nottingham, England, during World War II. She was repatriated back to Vienna, where she married an American who brought her to the States fifty years ago. Long retired from the movie and music business, she now teaches bridge.

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Earthbound Angel Trilogy by Elizabeth Corrigan


Oracle of Philadelphia (Book 1)

Carrie works at a diner in South Philadelphia, dispensing advice to humans and angels wise enough to seek her counsel. But there are some problems that even the best advice can’t solve.

Her latest supplicant, Sebastian, is unique among those who have sought her aid. He sold his soul to a demon in exchange for his sister’s life, but his heart remains pure.

Carrie has lived for millennia with the knowledge that her immortality is due to the suffering of others, and she cannot bear to see another good man damned when it is within her power to prevent it.

In order to renegotiate his contract, Carrie must travel into the depths of hell and parley with the demons that control its pathways. As the cost of her journey rises, Carrie must determine how much she is willing to sacrifice to save one good soul.

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My Review

4 stars

Carrie was born with the oracle abilities. The village elders sold her soul to the devil for their own short sighted means which has left her immortal. In the present she helps those that ask her but she covers her abilities by working with a psychic. Then Sebastian walks into the dinner and asks for help to get his soul back. It seems he sold it to save his sister from cancer. Carrie has a soft spot for Sebastian and decides to go to hell and fight for Sebastian’s soul.

Prepare to follow Carrie as she gets ready to deal with angels, demons, and archangels. I love the interaction between Carrie, Gabriel, and Bedlam. While they are on their adventure we also revisit the different people Carrie met throughout the years which just helps to add more flavor to this story.

I really enjoyed this book and loved Carrie. She has gone through so much but she still wants to help a pure soul. I have to say Bedlam is my favorite character and I can’t wait to read more about him. I can’t wait to get into Raising Chaos.


Raising Chaos (Book 2)

When good fails, chaos rises to the challenge.

The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful—overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet. But when Bedlam learns that the archdemon Azrael has escaped from the Abyss in order to wreak vengeance against the person who sent her there—Bedlam’s best friend, Khet—he can’t sit idly by.

Only one relic possesses the power to kill Khet, who suffers immortality at Lucifer’s request: the mythical Spear of Destiny, which pierced Christ’s side at His crucifixion. Neither angel nor demon has seen the Spear in two thousand years, but Azrael claims to know its location. Bedlam has no choice but to interpret woefully outdated clues and race her to its ancient resting place.

His quest is made nearly impossible by the interference of a persnickety archivist, Keziel—his angelic ex—and a dedicated cult intent on keeping the Spear out of the wrong hands. But to Bedlam, “wrong” is just an arbitrary word, and there’s no way he’s letting Khet die without a fight.

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My Review

5 stars

Carrie, or Khet as Bedlam calls her, has moved to a new town and change her name without telling Bedlam any of this information. This is something they have done throughout time so Carrie can get a little alone time. But Bedlam hears that Azrael has escaped the Abyss and has her sights set on Khet. Azrael is pissed at Khet and looking to kill her. But the only thing that will kill the oracle is the Spear of Destiny. Bedlam goes on the hunt through old. Obscure clues to find the Spear of Destiny himself so he won’t lose the only person that loves him.

I loved Bedlam from Oracle of Philadelphia and was so excited to see this book was about Khet and him. I love how scattered he is yet how hard he tries to focus to save Khet. But this story is not just from his side. We follow Khet as she is settling into a new town and life. We also follow Siren’s angelic stories. All three stories do come crashing together for a completely unexpected ending.

I really like this series. You have a great modern day treasure hunt with the end result being the possible death of the Oracle. I was kept engrossed as we followed the three stories as they converge. And the ending completely threw me. I can’t wait to see where this series goes next.


Archangel Errant (Book 3)

Divine intervention isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Gabriel didn’t expect his return to Heaven to be filled with trumpets and celebration, but he thought he would do more than sit at Michael’s side, listening to endless catalogs of unfulfilled prayers. He’s tried blending into every aspect of Heavenly life, but he can’t help but feel that the constantly praying Faithful and flower-dispensing Handmaidens lack the motivation to do any true good in the world. Some days, he longs for nothing more than to return to Earth and tell his beloved Cassia how he feels about her.

When Heaven is suddenly attacked, all the angels become trapped in their own nightmares. With Michael gone on an angelic mission, Gabriel must rally the remaining seraphim to rouse the sleeping angels and discover who seeks to take the agents of Heaven out of the celestial battle. All fingers point to Bedlam, but Gabriel can’t believe the ex-demon would threaten his salvation so soon after gaining it.

With few people he trusts, Gabriel must rely on all the lessons he learned on Earth to save Heaven, Bedlam, and maybe even himself.

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My Review

5 stars

Gabriel has been called back to heaven and finds that he doesn’t fit in anymore. He has been given the role of listening to endless prayer alongside of Michael. When Michael goes to earth to help Carrie heaven is attacked. Everything looks like it is new angel Bedlam’s fault. Gabriel is in charge of figuring out what is going on, who is responsible, and how to stop this attack. Thankfully Bedlam knows what has happened to the angels and how to stop it. They just need to figure out who is behind the attack and stop it.

This is a great series but one that you need to read in order. There is a lot of information that you will be missing if you don’t. This story is told through three POV: Michal, Gabriel, and Bedlam. Of course Gabriel and Bedlam have their hands full with the attack in heaven. But the book is really about Michael and Carrie.

Michael hates Carrie and has always been a jerk to her. In this book we see that it is because her ability came from Lucifer. As you learn about this you start to warm up to Michael and see that he is not the jerk that he has come across as through the other two books. It is actually funny to see how this big powerful angel is more human than I thought he could be.

This is a great addition to the series and a wonder fresh point of view with Michael. There are a couple things left open which make it possible to have another book in the series. This is definitely a series with checking out.

Elizabeth  Corrigan

Author’s Bio

Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters.

She drinks more Diet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a purple Smart Car.


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Water to Water


Water to Water

by Karen A. Wyle

Genre: Science Fiction

Two young Vushla questioned what everyone knew about death. What should they do with the answer?

When the time comes for Vushla to die, they go into the ocean and are dissolved away. Or so Terrill has always believed, and still believes after taking part in his father’s final journey. But when he meets a young Vushlu who lives by the sea, Terrill must confront information that calls this fundamental belief into question. Will the two of them discover the truth? And what should they do with what they find?

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Kititit looked at different Vushla in turn as he told the story about buying a beast from a giant and tricking the fellow into lowering the price. The Vushla’s armor mostly left their faces bare, so you could see them drink the story in, especially the young ones. All right, maybe his mate’s uncle’s cousin wasn’t exactly a giant, but he was big enough that none of his neighbors gave him any backtalk. Kititit had come out of that exchange well enough to enjoy bragging about it, even if he did embellish the details a bit for effect.

It was a fine way to spend an evening. It would have been, even if the breeze hadn’t been a trifle nippy. He’d always liked campfires, but he particularly enjoyed them in villages like this. Vushlu armor wasn’t exactly reflective, but almost, enough to catch the firelight and play with it a bit. And while he always liked the smell of a campfire, it mingled especially nicely with the unique tangy smell of the sea. As for the traces of fish odor, he didn’t mind them. He did wonder, looking around at the Vushla, how much of it all they could smell with those small holes in their faces. His big mesh-covered nostrils had to do a better job, unless they somehow didn’t.

He caught the fisher lad’s eye for just a moment before the lad looked away. A bit shy, that one, but with thirsty ears, always soaking in whatever story Kititit chose to tell. Kititit’s oldest son had been like that, when he was a good bit younger. And when the boy and his sister had come with Kititit on his journeys, there had been plenty of time for telling tales.

Naturally the boy, or rather the proud young father, had started staying home now that he had a mate and little ones. And Kititit’s daughter, once proud to be included, had lately been more like willing. A good-hearted lass, ready to help her father in case he was too old and feeble to handle things alone; but it was time for her to live in the center of her own life, and Kititit to go back to how he used to travel, enjoying his own and the beast’s company.

Still, it was nice to have a youngster or two around the campfire.


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Karen A. Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University. She now considers herself a Hoosier. Wyle’s childhood ambition was to be the youngest ever published novelist. While writing her first novel at age 10, she was mortified to learn that some British upstart had beaten her to the goal at age 9.

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Character Interview with Kititit the Weesah Peddler

Q. How did you become a peddler?

A. Well, now. That’s a ways to think back . . . . When I was a young sprout, we had a neighbor who was a peddler, wagon and all. I thought her wagon was about the prettiest thing I’d ever seen, all painted up as it was. And she used to let me help load the goods in the back – leastways, helping is what she called it. Getting in the way is what I’d call it, remembering. And when she’d been away and came home again, she always had stories to tell about the places she’d been. I’d never been anywhere, and I got to hankering after a life like she had.

Q. Your wagon – did it used to be your neighbor’s?

A. Right you are! Though by the time she figured she was ready to stay home and play with her grandchildren and take it easy, the wagon was what you might call used up – the canopy, anyway. My folks gave me a new one, and I picked what to paint on it.

Q. You have a mate and children, I hear. How have you managed to strike a balance between traveling and family life?

A. Well, I don’t have just any mate. I made sure to find a lady as liked to hear stories. I promised to always bring back plenty of stories. And she’s an independent sort – doesn’t need someone at her elbow all the time, telling her how to do things. A mate as hung around every day might get annoying for such as her. So we suit each other. And the longer I’m away, the longer I stay home and do my bit with the young ‘uns and the beasts and the garden and all. And now that some of our young ‘uns are grown, she has plenty of help when she needs it.

Q. You’re acquainted with Terrill and Honnu, I believe. How did that come about?

I’ve known Honnu a good piece of his life, I’d say. I visit a few different fisher villages, and he lives – or lived, I’m not sure which is right just now – in one of ‘em. I was the first Weesah he ever saw, I reckon, and how he would stare! Anyhow, he’s a curious fellow and always likes to hear my traveler’s tales.

Q. That brings up an interesting point. Aren’t you somewhat given to exaggeration in those tales of yours? Should Honnu believe everything you say?

(laughs) No, I can’t say as he should. But I reckon he knows that. Now, I wouldn’t say he knows just what to believe and what not to. But if he ever asked me, serious-like, I’d tell him.

Q. And Terrill? How did you meet him?

That was luck, if luck is something that happens, as to which I’ve no firm opinion. His da took ill, and Terrill was one of the funeral party as took him to the sea. I left Honnu’s village about the time they left to head home again, and we got to talking on the road. A nice young fellow. On the serious side, and tending to worry more than is comfortable for a youngster his age. I did my bit to cheer him up, when I could.

Q. And how did Terrill and Honnu meet each other?

(chuckles) Well, I’ll maybe let you ask one of them about that. I’d best be packing up and heading on, pretty soon. Any last questions? Or might you be wanting something from the wagon before I go? I’ve got some good knives I picked up a few towns back. Or if you’ve little ones at home, I have toys — balls for juggling, and these dolls. See the bits of shell that make up the armor? And of course, I have fish. Always plenty of fish.


My Review

4 Stars

This world is made up of two different races, the Vushla and Weesah. The Vushla are centaur like creatures that stay around their homes and don’t really encourage exploration. The Weesah are closer to human like appearance that trade and travel. Terrill is a young Vushlu that has to face the fact that his father is dying. They have a tradition where they travel to the sea and let the body dissolve back to the water. But on the return trip another family member becomes sick and the party turns around for the same purpose. Terrill can’t face this again and decides to leave and explore with a Weesah, Kittiti that he meet on the way to his father’s death.

Kittiti is an older male that has his kids grown and gone and discovers a young Vushlu, Honnu hidden in his cart. He decides to let the kid travel with him to explore the world that they live in. Then he meets up with Terrill and agrees to let him come along too. But as the boys travel and help Kittiti, they start learning things that change their views on their own lives and have to find a way to process this information and decide how to get it back to their own homes.

This is an amazing world and was so easy to get into the story. It’s heartbreaking to watch what Terrill goes through but it is also a fact of life. I don’t blame him for wanting to escape his world, I think we all go through that in our own lives from time to time, and it helps him to realize that there is so much more to this world than what he has grown up with.

Honnu is a great addition with his need to explore. He is a great friend for Terrill as they navigate Kittiti’s world. And Kittiti, I loved him. As a father he can see the kids wanting to grow and learn and I enjoyed how he helped both of them.

This is a great story about family, friends, loss, and finding out place in the world. It makes you think about what you would do if you were in their positions. It’s a great read and has me curious about other books from Karen Wyle.

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The Alterealm Series

The Alterealm Series by J. Risk

The Huntress: The Alterealm Series by [Risk, J]

The Huntress

The Alterealm Series Book 1

by J. Risk

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

Where all those things that go bump in the night are real and other realities do exist.

What would you do if you woke up in another realm where the residents are beings from fictional tales?

Where all those things that go bump in the night are real and other realities do exist!!

Damariss Maxx just woke up in a world where all those things that go bump in the night are real.

An alternate realm where the residents are beings she thought only existed in fiction.

Will she find the way to keep life normal and simple for those unknowing without losing her own sanity?

All she has to do now is find a way to protect the people in her world from the nightmares that have bleed from this other realm into it and fulfill a prophecy that says she’s their huntress queen or doom this other world to a bleak, violent existence.

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 The Seer: The Alterealm Series by [Risk, J.]

The Seer

The Alterealm Series Book 2

Sometimes crazy is all that works…

Different. Weird. Unwanted. Crazy. Afraid.

That’s been the story of Crissy’s life.

A life spent never quite knowing why she has these visions in her head.

And just why she’s so afraid.

Finding herself important and accepted for the first time in her life, the workings of this other realm are confusing, but feel familiar. She’s seen it before, and that feeling may just be home.

Now in a place where she’s understood and loved, Crissy’s visions may just help to tip the balance in the fight between good and evil.

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The Empath : The Alterealm Series by [Risk, J.]

The Empath

The Alterealm Series Book 3

A century of questions brought no answers, until now.

A century always on the move, never aging and not being able to form relationships, Alona has far more questions than answers. Absorbing the emotional turmoil of others is bad enough, with the headaches, nausea and blackouts, but it is the loneliness that is a never-ending ache.

A bizarre encounter with a crazy-erratic redhead in a nightclub brings her the promise of answers, if only she can open her mind to the possibilities.  Life will change in ways she never thought possible, or could ever imagine.

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My Review

5 stars

Alona has been on this earth for almost 100 years and doesn’t know what she is. She craved blood yet blood makes her sick, she is taller than most men, and she picks up on emotions. Then an excited red head shows up and changes Alona’s life forever. Alone was born during the Spanish Influenza. Her mother had been mated but he never returned. Ten years later she died and Alona has been on her own since. But she has been stalked by some people that would like to use her abilities to turn the tides in the Alterealm.

Alona has had to figure things out on her own for many years. She doesn’t know what she is but she didn’t expect her world to turn upside down with one crazy person. She does hit the ground running and takes the news about her heritage well. But this is not a happy family reunion. The other side is still gathering troops for a takeover and have approached Alona about being on their side.

This is a great addition to the Alterealm series. Alona wants to break my heart for what she has gone through but I love how she finds her place in this new world. She is a strong female character and not about to let the guys push her around.

I love this series and strongly recommend checking it out. I can’t wait to get into The Witch and see what trouble we are going to find ourselves in next.

The Witch: The Alterealm Series by [Risk, J.]

The Witch

The Alterealm Series Book 4

Doing a favor for your best friend never works out.

Finding a best friend and roommate in Erin, Bethany agrees to use her magic to help a group of Erin’s new friends. But something told her that things were off, and now she’s got to use her powers to get her friend back.

Sharing a small apartment and struggling to survive was far better than being locked away with no word of Erin, and a niggling feeling that the stories she was told aren’t the truth.

Discovering another realm, learning about her powers and making things right, Bethany must make amends for all she did wrong, no matter the consequences.

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5 stars

Beth made a deal with Marcus to save Erin. She has some memorizing abilities and has been messing with the mind of Leone and has been part of the plot to kidnap him and exchange him for Erin. But Beth has no idea what she is getting herself into until she starts talking to Leone and learns that she is in a bad place and has been used. Although she is focused on getting Erin she might not be able to. Then there is Leone. He is recovering from human essence abuse and knows he is not going to be able to wait out the ransom. He needs to feed yet can’t and will be stuck with Beth.

I love this series! You can’t help but feel for Beth, she is trying to do anything to save Erin even if that means doing stuff for Marcus when she knows he is bad. But she can’t play innocent for long when she learns the truth form Leone. But I loved how she was willing to do what needed to be done to set things right. Of course she has her hands full with Leone and his issues.

It is so easy to get into these stories yet hard to leave them at the end. I really enjoy meeting the new characters and seeing how everyone links up. It sure changed my opinion of Erin too. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I guess I am going to have to check out other books written by Jacqueline Paige to keep me entertained while I wait.

About the Author

Risk is a pseudonym used by Author Jacqueline Paige (Multi-published Paranormal Romance author of The Magic Seasons series, The Hidden Senses Trilogy, The Dream Series and more)

I wanted to write a story that would fit into new adult levels as well as adult. Something that was serious with fun elements–paranormal / fantasy that everyone could read and enjoy.

I’ve decided to use J. Risk as the pen name for this to separate this series from my other writing which is definitely adult reading material.

Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.

She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped. Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.

When Jacqueline isn’t lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around. Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost, shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.

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Book Details:

Book Title: Alycat and the Friendship Friday by Alysson Foti Bourque
Illustrated by: Chiara Civati
Category: Children’s Fiction, 32 pages
Genre: Picture Book, Friendship
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Oct 23, 2018
Tour dates: Oct 1 to 27, 2018
Content Rating: G

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It’s finally Friday, and Alycat is excited to go on a field trip with her friends. But when she doesn’t have anyone to sit with on the bus, Alycat feels left out. Can she use her creativity and imagination to help everyone feel included?

Alycat and the Friendship Friday will teach readers that making new friends isn’t as scary as you might think.

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Alysson Foti Bourque earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center. After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. She enjoys public speaking opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe in themselves. Currently, she resides in Sunset, Louisiana with her husband and two children.

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What are you most looking forward to for the new release and how is this release and book different from the first two?
by Alysson Foti Bourque
I am looking forward to meeting new smiling faces at upcoming book events and hearing their thoughts on this new Alycat book. Reconnecting with Alycat fans who have followed this journey from the beginning is always a joy too. I love to see them open the new book for the first time. It’s like reconnecting with an old friend.
Alycat and the Friendship Friday is different from the first two books as Alycat has more grown up features and big kid problems to resolve. In my head, this book is secretly called Alycat 3.0 (yeah, I know it’s cheesy). It’s the third book with an updated look and a few new characters. I like to think that Alycat is growing up with her readers.
I am also looking forward to an epic book tour along the Gulf Coast states. For the first two books, we have visited multiple states from Louisiana to Tennessee. This time we are headed southeast to Florida. We will start in Louisiana and head to Barnes & Noble Destin, FL, then head to Sundog Books in Seaside, FL. After a few days in Disneyworld, we will come back to Baton Rouge, LA for the Louisiana Book Festival where I will be a featured author.
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Inside the Whispers


Inside the Whispers (Dr. Samantha Willerby – 1) by AJ Waines

The most dangerous place is inside your own head…

Dr Samantha Willerby, a specialist in Post Traumatic Stress, has never seen anything like this before. Following a fire on the London Underground, three survivors seek her help – but although unmistakably traumatised, their stories don’t match the facts. Are they ‘faking it’? Sam’s confusion turns to horror when one by one, instead of recovering, they are driven to suicide.

When her lover, Conrad, begins to suffer the same terrifying flashbacks, Sam is desperate to find out what’s causing them. As a mysterious and chilling conspiracy begins to unravel the nightmares begin for Sam…

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About the Author

AJ Waines is a number one bestselling author, topping the entire UK and Australian Kindle Charts in two consecutive years, with Girl on a Train. Following fifteen years as a psychotherapist, the author is now a full-time novelist with publishing deals in UK, France, Germany, Norway, Hungary and Canada (audio books).

Her fourth psychological thriller, No Longer Safe, sold over 30,000 copies in the first month, in thirteen countries. AJ Waines has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Times and has been ranked a Top 10 UK author on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

She lives in Hampshire, UK, with her husband. Find her books here and visit her website and blog, or join her on Twitter, Facebook or on her Newsletter.

Her next thriller, Lost in the Lake, will be re-released by Bloodhound Books on 24 October 2018.

My Review

4 stars

Samantha Willerby is a psychologist that specializes in trauma victims. She has three clients that are suffering from the same event, a fire in the tubes below London. But there was no fire and the stories are not adding up. But then one of her clients can’t live with the survivor’s guilt and commits suicide, then another and the other. Sam feels guilty that she didn’t see the warning signs of suicide but doesn’t have time to explore this when her boyfriend starts having the same visions of the tube fire. Then she does.

I was instantly curious about this book after reading that description. I loved how easy it is to get sucked into this story. I mean I was so curious about how three people can be traumatized by an event that didn’t happen. The mind is a very interesting thing in how it can behave. Then there is the mystery/thriller twist that kept me on the edge of my seat. And just went you think you know what is happening, BAM! Surprise twist on the last page.

This is an amazing start to a new series. I come to love Sam as the story went along. I am very excited to read the next book in this series.

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

I would like to thank Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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Christmas by Accident


Christmas by Accident by Cameron Wright

Carter is an insurance adjuster whose longing for creative expression spills over sometimes into his accident reports. Abby works for her adoptive father, Uncle Mannie, in the family bookstore, the ReadMore Café. Carter barely tolerates Christmas; Abby loves it. She can’t wait past October to build her favorite display, the annual Christmas book tree stack, which Carter despises.

When an automobile accident throws Carter and Abby together, Uncle Mannie, who is harboring secrets of his own, sees a chance for lasting happiness for his little girl. But there are so many hurdles, and not much time left. Will this Christmas deliver the miracle everyone is hoping for? Where love and Christmas are concerned, there are no accidents.

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 Camron Wright

Author’s Bio

Camron Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a master’s degree in Writing and Public Relations from Westminster College.

He has owned several successful retail stores in addition to working with his wife in the fashion industry, designing for the McCall Pattern Company in New York.

Camron began writing to get out of attending MBA school at the time, and it proved the better decision. His first book, Letters for Emily, was a Readers Choice Award winner, as well as a selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. Letters for Emily has been published in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Korea, the Netherlands, and China.

His next book, The Rent Collector, won Best Novel of the Year from the Whitney Awards and was a nominee for the prestigious International DUBLIN Literary Award. The Orphan Keeper won 2016 Book of the Year, Gold accolades in Multicultural Fiction from Foreword Reviews, and was winner of Best General Fiction from the Whitney Awards. He newest book, The Other Side of the Bridge, will be released in March of 2018.

Camron lives with his wife, Alicyn, just south of Salt Lake City at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. He is the proud father of four children, all girls but three.

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My Review

4 Stars

Abby lost her parents when she was young and her Uncle Mannie has raised her. She helps him run the ReadMore Café for him. Then Mannie becomes sick and is in the hospital. On the way there Abby gets in a car accident and totals her car. She has some troubles with the claim and doesn’t want to worry Mannie about it so she starts to investigate the claims adjuster to ask for help.

Carter is an insurance adjuster that has a bad habit of creatively enhancing the stories on the claims. He does this one too many times and ends up fired. Abby finds him and asks him to look into her closed claim. In return Carter wants her to read his novel in works and give him some pointers.

This leads to a budding romance between Carter and Abby as they discuss the goods and bads of Christmas, help with Mannie’s illness, and start to get closer. This is a cute story about two people coming together. Although it has reference to Christmas is to not one of those cutesy Hallmark movies. Carter hates Christmas but Abby slowly brings him around. Of course Mannie stole the show and breaks your heart at the same time.

If you like Christmasy romances I think you would like this story. It’s not what I was expecting but still a good read.

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

I would like to thank Shadow Mountain Publishing for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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