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Apprentice Needed

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Apprentice Needed (Wizard for Hire – 2) by Obert Skye

Ozzy Toffy’s adventure, which began in Wizard for Hire, continues when one dark and windy night, he gets out of bed, jumps out his window, and walks straight into the ocean.

More than ever, Ozzy could really use the services of Rin, the wizard he hired to help find his parents — but Rin is missing, despite Ozzy’s continual attempts to contact him. And Clark, the mechanical bird his father left him, is as peculiar and vain as ever.

When a mysterious package arrives, Ozzy and his good friend Sigi are sure that the plane ticket and thumb drive they find inside are from Rin. Trying to get Clark through security at the airport proves complicated — as most things are with Clark. But when they arrive in New York, they discover there’s even more adventure in store for them.

Will Rin return and save the day? Will Ozzy figure out why he keeps walking into the ocean? Can Sigi find a way to trust her delinquent father? Will someone please appreciate Clark the way he’d like to be appreciated? For once?

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About the Author

Obert Skye read his first book at age two. He wrote his first story at age four. And he was nearly trampled by a herd of water buffalo at age six. For a short time, he lived on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where he spent time as a candy-taster. Several years ago, Obert Skye says, he discovered the existence of Foo. Publishing his story as a fictional series was not Obert’s first choice. Nevertheless he is content that the “history” is being told.

Hobbies and other interests: Collecting old maps, water polo, roller coasters.

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My Review

5 Stars

We start the story with Ozzy staying at Sigi and her mother. They received a thumb drive from a stranger and think it’s a message from Rin so they heard to New York City. But the thumb drive was not from Rin and the kids are going on a perilous adventure. Of course Rin only pops in here or there just at the right moment. Ozzy is starting to show some abilities so it seems that he is an apprentice to Rin and it is looking like it is going to be a long journey for his learning. Thankfully he has Sigi and Clark to help him on his path.

I didn’t realize that this is the second book in the series. I didn’t have a problem following along but I think reading the first book would add more to the story. Ozzy is a great kid and so is Sigi. I have to say that Clark had me in stitches throughout the story. I had reserved feeling about Rin but he came through too.

It was easy to get into this story and hard to finish and leave this world. This is a great read for any age and I completely loved it. I’m going to have to go back and read the first book to see what I missed. I also didn’t realize that Obert Skye was the author of the Leven Thumps series, I have seen it and wanted to read it. I think I will be digging into that one too.

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

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

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The Lady Raven

The Lady Raven
A Dark Cinderella Tale
by Rebecca Henry
Genre: Dark Fantasy
In The Lady Raven, Rebecca Henry tells the tale of Zezolla, a little
princess abandoned by her father into the hands of her evil
stepmother and wicked stepsisters. A familiar fairy tale you may
think but all is not as it appears. The reader is soon drawn into a
web of witchcraft, lies and deceit, and gradually realises that this
is no typical fairy tale but a dark and macabre take on one. Zezolla
is treated with the utmost cruelty, neglected and vilified, and left
to live in the damp cellars of the castle. The only friends Zezolla
has are her beloved raven and her pet wolf. Her only comfort lies in
the loyalty of the creatures of the forest and her mother’s hazel
tree. Will Zezolla have the power to escape her torment and
ultimately save herself from the unscrupulous clutches of the king?
The Lady Raven is a compelling tale and one that is not for the
faint-hearted.
Rebecca Henry is a newly published author. Her debut novel is The Lady Raven,
A Dark Cinderella Tale, which was published in 2017. The Lady Raven,
is for those who have an infinity for fairy tales retold with a link
to witches, magic and the macabre. Her second novel, Louisiana Latte,
a chick lit comedy was released February 28th 2019. Louisiana Latte,
is a feel good comedy that focuses on the bonds of sisters, and how
audacious life can be when you have a diva for one! Both books are
available on amazon as well as Barnes & Noble.
Rebecca Henry is a world traveler living abroad in England. Besides being an
author of two published books, Rebecca is also a podcast talk host on
the show The Latte Talk. The podcast was inspired by her latest
novel, Louisiana Latte and her diva sister Deb. She is a serious
vegan, gardener, crafter, wife and mom who practices yoga. She loves
to laugh, her drug of choice and loves all things witchy with a hint
of the macabre. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and her favorite
movie of all time is Practical Magic.
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I Know You

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I Know You by Erik Therme

Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …

Then she receives a chilling text message. Someone has Alissa. But Bree will have to give up something very precious in exchange.

Desperate to save Alissa, Bree looks at everyone close to their family. She’s sure that Alissa’s best friend is keeping something back about her little sister and a boy at school, and why has their estranged uncle, who they’ve not seen in years, been hanging around again?

It soon becomes clear that the person behind the message knows a lot about the dark truths within the Walker family and will go to any lengths to get revenge. And as the search for Alissa continues, Bree discovers something about her brother Tyler that she wishes she hadn’t, a dangerous secret, which is also the key to bringing her little sister back home …

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Erik Therme

About the Author

Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. Join Erik’s mailing list to be notified of new releases and author giveaways here.

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My Review

4 Stars

Bree, Taylor and Alissa grew up without a father and a mother that is working all the time. Bree has essential taken care of her siblings from the very beginning. Bree has returned how to find Alissa’s backpack on the porch and then received a text message confirming that someone has kidnapped Bree. Bree goes on the hunt for both Alissa and Taylor but discovers the kidnapper knows more about her family and is determined to get some revenge.

Bree is making the best of a rough situation when she get a text message that puts her on the race to save her little sister. As we follow along we start learning the bad and horrible about the Walker family. We are also kept on our toes trying to figure out who the kidnapper could be.

This is a great thriller that sucked me in and kept me in its grasp until the mad dash to the end. This is a great thriller and one to check out.

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 and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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A Knight to Celebrate
New Camelot Prequel
by Barbara Russell
Genre: YA Arthurian Steampunk Fantasy Romance
Nathair and two other fellow cadets of the Sir Lancelot’s Academy for
Knights are pulling a prank on the ladies of Lady Guinevere’s
Academy for Damsels. After the ladies filled the cadets’ quivers
with honey, it’s only fair that the cadets return the favour.
**Only .99 cents!!**
A Knight in Distress
New Camelot #1
Knights are supposed to rescue damsels. That’s the natural order. So when
Nathair, a knight in training, finds himself rescued by the princess
he’s supposed to save, he’s annoyed. And when the princess proves
she can fight like a knight? Well, that’s enough for a boy to think
about a career change.
A Damsel in Shiny Armor
New Camelot #2
After fighting dragons, wild Vikings, and clockwork monsters, Nathair is
facing the biggest challenge of his life: proposing to Bryhannon.
Apparently, flowers and a three-month salary worth ring aren’t
enough because she doesn’t seem thrilled by the proposal. She has a
devastating power to control, Reapers to face, and more importantly
she has to find the courage to tell Nathair that she’s a Morrigan.
I’m an entomologist and a soil biologist, which is a fancy way to say
that I dig in the dirt, looking for bugs. Nature and books have
always been my passion. I was a kid when I read The Lord Of The Ring
and fell in love with fantasy novels.
When I discovered cozy mystery and crime novels, I fell in love with
Hercules Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. Then I grew up and . . . Nah,
I’m joking. I didn’t grow up. Don’t grow up, folks! It’s a trap.
PS I hate gardening. There, I said it. Sorry fellow Kiwis.
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Karma

Karma (The Fallen Angel – 2) by SC Cunningham

At the age of four, Amy was taken… She survived.

A week later, another little girl was taken…She didn’t.

Angry that a bad man has gotten away with murder, feisty young Amy Fox makes a deal with the heavens.  When she dies, if she’s been a good girl, would they let her sit on a cloud for a while, invisible, and get the bad people who slip through God’s fingers?

Her deal and God long forgotten, career girl Amy mysteriously dies. Her lifeless body is found beneath a London underground commuter train.

She awakens in the afterlife to discover an international network of like-minded souls who’ve all made the same deal. A sophisticated MI5-esque justice machine sits in the skies. The only evidence they leave behind during their earthly visits is a small white feather sashaying to the ground.

Amy hates rules, she may be a new Angel but for how long?  Abusing her powers, lusting after her partner, avenging personal scores, protecting the underdog, dishing out unauthorized karma on terrorists, traffickers, abusers, hunters, bullies, bitches and competing Warlords will have her thrown below ground.

In a chaotic world of vendettas, jealous ex’s on her heels and powerful adversaries trying to close her Unit down, Amy has never worked so hard in her entire earthly life. She has to wonder if making the deal was a mistake.

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THE DEAL is First In Series FREE

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THE DEAL

THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES

by S C Cunningham

Feisty Amy Fox hates rules, she’s a new Angel, but for how long?

Abusing her powers, lusting after her partner, avenging personal scores, protecting the underdog, dishing out unauthorized karma on terrorists, traffickers, abusers, hunters, bullies, bitches and competing Heaven v Hell Warlords… will have her thrown below ground.

Praise for The Deal

“The Deal is blissfully raw and absolutely perfect. 5 for days.”

“Completely different from anything I have ever read; it is an outstanding book.”

“It got me! It’s been a very long time since I have read a book that I, A. Couldn’t put down and B. I didn’t want it to end!”

“Plots intertwine twist and turn, it’s addictive.”

“Hard to put down – a must read that keeps you guessing.”

About the Author

Author of THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES Cunningham creates adrenaline-charged paranormal crime rom thrillers, with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour and pulsating sex scenes. Having worked in the industries she writes about, her novels offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

Abducted as a child she survived. Every night for months afterward she prayed to the heavens asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES.  First in series THE DEAL is free. Standalone Book II, KARMA is her latest release.  She is currently working on Book III, CALLING.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports, celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the British Police (Wanted & Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team, Intelligence Analyst, Investigations Hub).

She supports Veterans, MH and Animal causes, is the proud mother to Contemporary Artist Scarlett Raven, loves coffee, chocolate, Prosecco, shabby chic’ing and beach walks, and is owned by three soul-soothing dogs.

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My Review

4 Stars

Amy Fox is a new angel that is part of a team that takes care of those that have escaped justice in our world. But Amy goes beyond what she is supposed to and is on the verge of being punished for it. She also has a thing for her partner which is another rule that she is breaking. But things start to get tense when rivals want to shut down her Unit, she is having father issues, and so much more.

Amy is still fighting those that deserve karma but she doesn’t like the rules she has to play by and bucks them every chance she gets. I loved learning more about the Unit and those that want to close it down. Of course Amy has father issues she doesn’t tell anyone so that come back to bite her.

Over all this is a very good sequel to The Deal. Amy is a great avenging angel. It’s a good read and I recommend reading the series in order so you get more detail. But you can read this book first without being too lost. I am very curious to see what trouble Amy gets into in the next book.

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

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Fate’s Falling

FATE’S FALLING
Series: Satan’s Sinners MC (Book 8)
Author: Colbie Kay
Designer: T.E. Black with T.E. Black Designs
Release Date: April 5, 2019
Genre: MC/Contemporary/Suspense Romance
First appeared in the Christmas at the Clubhouse Anthology. It has been extended into a full-length story.


Rowan
My life was forever changed the night I had a flat tire. Someone who I always believed could be trusted was actually a devil in disguise. I willingly went with him, only to go missing…held captive.
I finally managed to escape and ran for my life, leaving behind sweet little Belle. I am desperate to find her, but to do so, I require help. There is only one place and one person I truly feel safe and free around…Jensen. He is my brother’s best friend; however, they aren’t friends anymore, they’re rivals, and I’m to blame.

Bam Bam
I should have been in that car with her, but a split second decision decided her fate. I’ve blamed myself all these years for her disappearance, and I believed her to be dead until she fell in my arms, barely recognizable.
I did the right thing for once in my life, taking her back to her family, but who was it right for? I need her, and no one will stand in my way as I get the answers I seek. Not even her brother.

Satan’s Sinners MC Series
City Lights
Quiet Country
Night Sky
Returning Home
Changing Lanes
Runaway Love
Finding Hope
The Betrayed (A Rocker Series)
Saving Dawson with novella Saving Grace
Surviving Colton
Georgia Peaches Series 
(Co-Written with Chianti Summers)
Sweet Southern Secrets
Sweet Southern Satisfaction
Sweet Southern Summer
Cobras MC Series
Double Crossed
Scentsations Series:
Lily: Book 4
Christmas at the Clubhouse Anthology
A Sinner’s Christmas

Assassin’s Love Series
Tainted Souls
Tormented Souls (coming soon)

 

Colbie Kay always had a love for reading and wanted to pursue writing. In 2015 she made that dream come true when she published her first book. Since then she has become a stay-at-home mom, writing full-time and bringing her passion to life through the words she creates.

The most fulfilling part of being an author for Colbie is to take readers into a fantasy world between the pages of her books. Becoming an author has also given her the opportunity to fill another passion of hers, which is traveling. She loves being able to attend book signings and meeting everyone that shares her love of books.

Colbie has many more stories to share with you, so be sure to connect with her and keep up with what is coming next.

 

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My Review

5 Stars

Rowan Burris was crushed when the boy she loves left with another girl. She runs away but finds herself caught and held captive. Ten years later she escapes and lands right in the lap of the guy that broke her heart. She still feels for Bam Bam but she feels responsible for the other girls she left in captivity. Bam Bam’s life has changed since Rowan knew him but he is the perfect person to help her.

Since I have been helping share this book for a last month or so I was really excited to see what was going to happen. The blurb had me captivated but the book left me breathless. Rowan’s brother doesn’t want Bam Bam around his sister and does something that breaks them up. Bam Bam became part of a motorcycle club and has changed a lot but still finds he loves Rowan.

As for Rowan, my heart went out to her and the pain of betrayal from Bam Bam. But that was nothing compared to the hell she lived in for ten years. This is a tough topic but Colbie Kay did an amazing job writing it. I loved how Rowan was determined to help the other women.

This is one heck of a ride for a story with twists and turns and a wonderful relationship coming into bloom after such a betrayal. If you like the MC romance story or just want a serious alpha male romance you need to check this book out. Now I’m curious about the other books 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 Lip Services PR for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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Falcon of Imenotash

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Falcon of Imenotash by Holly Bargo

The emperor of the Harudin Empire needs an heir and cannot produce one of his own body. He orders the most worthy of his worthless sisters to wed and produce an heir. That sister, Aridis, chooses Edan and offers him a promotion from captain of the palace guard of Imenotash to king. He accepts his queen’s proposal. Their mutual respect evolves into attraction and–dared they admit it–love. Displeased by his sister’s choice and unable to dissolve the newlyweds’ union, the emperor summons them to the capital city. Humiliation and degradation follow. The peasant-born warrior and the concubine’s daughter have little opportunity to restore their honor and dignity, but they’re keeping secrets from the emperor that may prove his doom.

This fantasy romance novella contains mature content not suitable for readers under 18 years old.

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Holly Bargo

About the Author

I’ve been writing stories since I was old enough to put pencil to paper. My mother raised me on books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Carol Ryrie Brink, Elizabeth George Speare, Marguerite Henry, and Walter Farley. Wilder and Farley are probably contributing factors to my decades-long love affair with horses, particularly Morgans.

Horses comprise a significant part of my life. We didn’t live on a farm and my parents didn’t like horses, but that didn’t stop me. I bought my first horse weeks before my 15th birthday with money earned from working at the family’s ice cream parlor. Having passed 50 years old, I still have horses, two of which are Morgans.

In my early teens I started reading romance and fantasy: Danielle Steel, Barbara Cartland, Jude Devereaux, Jayne Anne Krentz, David Eddings, Robin McKinley, R. A. Salvatore, Jack Chalker, Orson Scott Card. Years later, I quit devouring everything the library had to offer and started narrowing my choices. I wrote for the high school newspaper and got a few encouraging nibbles on short stories submitted to magazines.

In college I majored in English, because literature is my “thing.” Except, I didn’t want to read the musty old stuff written by long dead men; I wanted to write and be read.

Fast forward to now, after 30 years of marriage, two children (one in college and the other serving in the military), I never lost that habit of writing, regardless of how little encouragement–or even active discouragement–I received.

So, now I write romance and paranormal romance. I enjoy writing it and hope you enjoy reading it.

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My Review

5 Stars

The Emperor doesn’t have an heir so he orders his sister, Aridis Queen of Imenotash, to marry and have a child. She chooses Edan, her Captain of the Guard which infuriates the Emperor. Together they slowly start to love and care for each other. But the emperor is not going to take this insult and does everything he can to exact revenge for her decision. But there is much more to the Emperor and Queen than outward appearance and things are going to get worse before they get better.

This is a great, quick fantasy story that caught my attention right away. Aridis is a level headed ruler that is determined to rule in a man’s world and against numerous odds. I love the relationship between Edan and her. They are such a great couple that go through hell for their marriage.

This is a quick read and the first book of Holly Bargo’s that I have had the pleasure of reading. I am hooked and need to catch up on her work. Definitely check this book out, you won’t be disappointed.

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

I would like to thank Ari at Candid Book Reviews for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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