Archive for March 17th, 2019

In Servitude


In Servitude by Heleen Kist

When Grace’s beloved sister Glory dies in a car crash, her life spirals out of control.

She discovers Glory was indebted to a local crime lord and laundering money through her café. What’s worse, Grace is now forced to take over.

Defying her anxiety, Grace will stop at nothing to save herself and those Glory left behind from the clutches of Glasgow’s underworld. But her plans unravel when more family secrets emerge and Grace is driven to question everything she believed about her sister – even her death.

Could Glory’s accident have been murder?

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Heleen Kist 

About the Author

In my day job as independent strategy consultant, I craft creative and insightful stories of growth and transformation for my clients. So one day, I thought I’d try another kind of fiction.

Born in the Netherlands, I lived in multiple countries as a diplomat-child, during my early career at Procter & Gamble, while studying for my masters at Stanford University, and as a McKinsey consultant. Then I met a Scotsman. And you know what they say about them.

I kept him, and we now live in Glasgow with our two children—who inspired the book’s fight scene.

I speak four and a half languages, but readers will be pleased to know English is now my best.

If you’re interested in understanding how I earn a living, see http://www.skillcast.co.uk. If you want to help me earn a living as an author, follow me on twitter or subscribe to the newsletter.

Thank you.

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My Review

5 Stars

Grace and Glory are sisters. Then Glory is killed in a car accident. Grace decides to reopen her sisters vegan café her sister ran to help support Glory’s husband and children. But then she learns that Glory was into a lot more than she knew. Glory was laundering money and so much more. When Grace decided to reopen the café all of Glory’s past dealings have now fallen into her lap.

Oh my, where to begin. I was not expecting where this book was going to take me from the blurb. On the surface you have two sisters, one with a husband and children and another with a boyfriend. Grace is heartbroken at the death of Gloy and wants to help Glory’s family out. But then all kinds of secrets start coming out of the wood work to show that Grace didn’t know Glory as well as she thought she did.

This is an amazing first book from author Heleen Kist. Completely unexpected yet it drew me in, left me lost and confused, and when I thought I might have an idea of what may be going on I had the rug ripped out below me. This is a wonderful thriller and one I recommend checking out.

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

I would like to thank R&R Book Tours for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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The Ilia Stone


The Ilia Stone by RJ Loom

Nia Williams could never have imagined the way her ordinary life would be turned upside down after the death of her grandfather. A chance find unwittingly has her discovering the truth of an ancient Greek myth, plunging her into a world where the legends she only read about in her history books become her reality.

Plagued with a strange link to others’ past, she follows the path of an ancient artifact around the world and throughout time as it reveals its story to guide her to contain powers once thought lost to the rise of modern religion.

Two men affected by the artifact vie for her allegiance; Gabriel, a man haunted by his own past, and smooth talking Viktor who wants Nia to embrace a life she never imagined.

A love sacrificed… An impossible decision…

As lines blur between right and wrong, how much will Nia be willing to sacrifice?

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R.J. Loom

About the Author

R.J. Loom was born and raised along the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio, where she still resides with her husband, two teenage children and two spoiled dogs. She loves books, music, travel and anyone with a great sense of humor. When she’s not writing, she can be found with her nose in a book, looking for more books to add to her “to-be-read” pile or spending time with her family.

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My Review

5 Stars

Nia Williams is a normal college student struggling with her studies and her life. But then her grandfather dies and she discovers a strange stone in his attic. But this stone has the power of the Greek Gods in it. Nia learns that the stone has made her immortal and given her powers. Now she has two men, Gabriel and Viktor pursuing her.

Gabriel is trying to bring out her good side and seems to care about her. Yet he is hiding a secret that may hurt Nia more. Viktor is after her darkness and challenges her to embrace the power for bad. You know he is bad but at the same time you can’t figure out why you want to read more about him.

This is a great story with lots of action, power, and betrayal. I felt for Nia, she was just trying to find her place in the world and then discovers she has all these powers. Then there is Gabriel and Viktor. Once again another love triangle but this time I like how it was handled. The temptation of good and evil is so much better than instalove.

If you like paranormal romances I recommend checking this book out. I loved all the mythology twisted up in this story and I hope that there will be more to come.

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

I would like to thank Ink-n-Flow Management Group for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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