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Genesis

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Genesis (The Evolutioneers – 1) by Anna Alexander

People suck, at least according to reclusive inventor Max Madden—except for his friend and mentor, Anthony. But now Anthony is dead after uncovering evidence that an avaricious financier caused the current economic crisis and is out for world domination, a man Max knows has the money, resources, and charm to succeed—his own father. Now Max is out for vengeance and he doesn’t need a distraction like Crystal Evans tagging along.

The provocative psychic may have soft lips, curves like a Ferrari, and a scent like vanilla sugar, but she also has a thirst for redemption that will never be quenched. Max can’t help but admire her tenacity, and when she leads him to others who also have superhuman powers, he agrees to lead this team of crime-fighting supers if they all agree that he will be the one to take his father down.

But fate and circumstance has a way of bitch-slapping a man to awareness, and emotional hungers Max once detested have become what he now craves. When Crystal becomes the key to Madden Sr.’s downfall, Max must choose: Can he send the woman he’s come to love on the mission, a mission during which she has seen her death in a vision, or have his revenge?

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Anna Alexander

About the Author

Award winning author Anna Alexander is the author of the Heroes of Saturn and the Sprawling A Ranch series. With Hugh Jackman’s abs and Christopher Reeve’s blue eyes as inspiration, she loves spinning tales of superheroes finding love. Anna also loves to give back and has served on the board for the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America as chapter president and on the committee for the Emerald City Writers Conference.

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My Review

4 Stars

Max Madden hates all people except his friend Anthony. Anthony discovered that Max’s father is responsible for the current economic crisis and ends up dead. Max is determined to avenge Anthony’s death. Crystal Evans is a psychic and is drawn to Max, even if he tries his best to stay away from her. She introduces him to a small group of people with superhuman powers that want to right the wrongs. Reluctantly Max agrees to lead the team mainly to stop his father.

Max is a hermit to the tenth degree and wants nothing to do with people, especially Crystal. I love their interactions and it is so clear that he is falling for her even though he tries his best not to. Crystal is such a strong person and a great character. Like Max I was entranced with her abilities.

This is a great start to a superhero series. I loved all the characters and their abilities and I think they are a great team, once they get a lot of organization. If you like a super hero romance, look no further, you need to get this book. I’m excited to see what happens in book 2 – Instinct.

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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SLOW DRiP

SLOW DRiP by Gary Polisano

When a beautiful and highly intuitive small town police detective is presented with a third related murder, she tries to follow conventional police procedure, while the teenage boy who discovered the body possess clues of his own that may lead directly to the killer, a mysterious figure with seemingly advanced medical knowledge who like to torture his victims in a particular sick manner.  Clues and taunts left by the killer along with the knowledge held by the teenager, cause the three characters to intersect in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

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About the Author

Originally from Los Angeles, California, earning an MBA in Business Management. Now, relocated to Northern Utah, Gary Polisano is a baseball fanatic and avid golfer.  He currently works in the medical field of pain/spine management.  SLOW DRiP is the FIRST in a murder/mystery series with an overtone of the paranormal.

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My Review

4 Stars

A serial killer is targeting women in Stansbury Valley and Detective Tine Patterson is tasked with stopping them. Tine has her hands full since this killer doesn’t leave much in the way of evidence beyond a bloody poem. Thankfully Tine has a little bit of visions to help guide her.

Then there is Jeff Cronin, a high school kid that received a head injury from a sporting event. He seems to have a mental connection to one of the victim. He is trying to figure out what the dreams mean to try to help the victim.

This is a great thriller. I love the paranormal addition; it was a great way to move the story along. Tine is a hard person to like because she is so focused on her work. There is the possibility for romance but she is not having any of it. I liked Jeff too and my heart went out to him with his dreams and connection to the killer.

This is a great killer, very methodical and one I didn’t figure out until the end. I had several suspects but was completely wrong. I was kept on the edge of my seat the whole time wanting to know what was going to happen next. For being a first book from Gary Polisano I was blown away. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for his future works.

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KillorCure

Welcome to the Bloodlust tour, book #2 in Pixie Britton’s YA Science Fiction series, Kill or Cure. I have loads of fun stuff for you today! An exclusive excerpt, book trailer, a FREE book, and a chance to win a signed copy of Bloodlust! Wait, rewind…did I say FREE BOOK? I sure did! Read on!

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Bloodlust (Kill or Cure #2)

Publication Date: February 21st, 2019

Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Dystopian/ Zombies

Publisher: Matador

He could save the world, or destroy it…

The virus that has swept the Earth hasn’t consumed Tommy, yet, but as his hunger for human flesh takes hold, his humanity vanishes behind the bloodlust of an infected. It’s up to seventeen year old Alyx and her friends to find answers. But saving her little brother isn’t their only problem. Lurking in the shadows of Alhena is the formidable General Sinter, hell-bent on capturing the boy with unrivalled superhuman strength for his own personal gains. With limited options, Alyx has no choice but to risk everything to protect him. A choice that she could live to regret

Kill or Cure: Bloodlust is the second book in the Kill or Cure series. Brimming with suspense, romance and heart pumping action!

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Excerpt

Winter

“A look of intrigue flickers across Tyron’s face as he tries to take measure of this wild girl standing in the centre of his cage. To the untrained eye, Winter looks like an odd wild girl from the forest, and you wouldn’t necessarily know how deadly she is from first impressions. She’s slight in stature yet athletic and nimble, and it’s not until you’ve spent significant time with her that you can fully appreciate how skilful she is. Every single movement is deliberate and focussed, like she could switch into warrior-mode at the flick of a switch.

I can’t help but grin internally when I realise that this monster-man has just met his match and he has absolutely no idea.”

Excerpt From: Pixie Britton. “Kill or Cure: Bloodlust.” iBooks.

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My Review

5 stars

The group is on the way to Alhena to try to find a cure for Tommy. But the path to Alhena is full of infected and General Sinter is still out there after Ally and Tommy. And even if they can get to Alhena it doesn’t mean that they could get in or if the person they are looking for could even help them.

There is so much stacked against them but the group still keeps fighting. I loved seeing how everyone has grown since the first book. I loved little Winter, she is so cute and so much more than the little mouse she comes across as. Of course you will have the love triangle but it has matured as well and not as awkward.

I really like where this series is going and can’t wait for the last book. It’s a fresh look at zombies and in Kill or Cure Bloodlust the group is on constant fight or flight mode. There is no room for a breath of fresh air. And even though they are fighting the infected and Sinter, I loved how the family was there for each other.

This is a great series and one that I recommend to those that like a good zombie and dystopian story. It’s one you really need to check out.

 

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Kill or Cure is a YA romance-infused sci-fi novel.
It focuses on human relationships in an undead, apocalyptic world.
A girl who will stop at nothing to protect her brother.

In a dystopian world ravaged by infection, society as we know it has fallen to the mouths of the dead. The remaining fragments of civilisation survive in walled compounds, scattered in the depths of the countryside. When her little brother becomes sick with a suspected flu virus, Alyx Silverthorne will do anything to keep Tommy alive.

With limited medical supplies and only herbal alternatives, his prospects of surviving this mystery illness are bleak. But saving Tommy is just the beginning. The infected are not the only monsters that exist in this new world, and human nature can be more destructive than the dead.

In a race against time, Alyx and her best friend Will stop at nothing to protect him, even from the same people that swore to protect them all.

Kill or Cure is a dynamic, multifaceted story of teenage love and gut wrenching loss in a dystopian world.

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A world infected. A man’s quest to save his family. One impossible choice.

The mission was supposed to be simple; to find survivors and kill the infected. But when Lieutenant, Joe Hudson, discovers that the home of his family has been destroyed by the infected, he’s left with an impossible decision. A choice that could change his life forever.

With limited ammunition and morale hitting an all-time low, the survival of the squad rests on a knife edge. Joe has no choice but to turn to his girlfriend, Suzie, a fellow soldier and secret lover for support. Together they have to cross a line to save his family, but even in this new world where the dead roam the earth, there are some lines that should never be crossed. Joe’s loyalty to his squad will be tested and the ultimate sacrifice will be made.

Set in the same world as the thrilling YA series Kill or Cure, follow Victory Squad in this fast paced prequel. Filled with love, heartbreaking loss and zombie guts.

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My Review

4 Stars

The world has fallen to the infected. People survive by staying in towns and avoiding the infected. But Ally Silverthorne’s brother, Tommy, has come down with the flu. There are no conventional medicines so Ally finds herself and her best friend Will in the forest looking for yarrow flowers to help.

There are some in town that are worried that Tommy will turn into the infected and want to do him harm. It becomes a race for Ally and Will to help cure Tommy before something worse happens to her family.

This was a good take on zombies, but I have to admit that I wished there were more in the story. Things in the compound suck and Ally is a strong minded person. She does manage to keep silent with all the demands that are expected of her but there is a breaking point.

This is a great start to a new series. The only thing that I have a problem with is the whole love triangle. These are not my favorite things in stories and this one felt especially forced to try to add more drama. This is still a great read and I am excited to see what is going to happen in the next book.

I received a complimentary copy of both of these books. I voluntarily chose to read and post honest reviews.

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About the Author

Pixie Britton is a British indie author and Wattpad extraordinaire. Her debut YA novel Kill or Cure, gained international success online with over 100k reads within five months of initial publication.

Shes lives in Essex, England with her husband and adorable furbaby. One day she dreams of leaving her job as a Treasury Analyst in the city, to become a full time author and creative entrepreneur.

Check out her website https://pixiebritton.com/ and sign up to her mailing list to receive the latest book release information.

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Blog Tour Schedule

July 8th

Reads & Reels (Review)

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Interview)

Banshee Irish Horror Blog (Excerpt)

I Smell Sheep (Excerpt)

Entertainingly Nerdy (Spotlight)

July 9th

The Hufflepuff Nerdette (Interview)

Bri’s Book Nook (Excerpt)

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Excerpt)

Book Addict Rambles (Spotlight)

July 10th

Breakeven Books (Excerpt)

Cats Luv Coffee (Interview)

The Faerie Review (Review)

Reviews and Promos by Nyx (Excerpt)

Scarlett Readz & Runz (Spotlight)

July 11th

B is for Book Review (Interview)

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review)

Jessica Belmont (Review)

The Bibliophagist (Spotlight)

July 12th

I’m All About Books (Excerpt)

Eclectic Reviews (Review)

The Photographer’s Way (Spotlight)

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The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

A short, irresistible, and bittersweet coming-of-age story in the vein of “Stranger Things” and “Stand by Me” about a group of misfit kids who spend an unforgettable summer investigating local ghost stories and urban legends.

Growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls–a seedy but magical, slightly haunted place–Jake Baker spends most of his time with his uncle Calvin, a kind but eccentric enthusiast of occult artifacts and conspiracy theories. The summer Jake turns twelve, he befriends a pair of siblings new to town, and so Calvin decides to initiate them all into the “Saturday Night Ghost Club.” But as the summer goes on, what begins as a seemingly lighthearted project may ultimately uncover more than any of its members had imagined. With the alternating warmth and sadness of the best coming-of-age stories, The Saturday Night Ghost Club examines the haunting mutability of memory and storytelling, as well as the experiences that form the people we become.

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Praise for The Saturday Night Ghost Club

A short, irresistible, and bittersweet coming-of-age story in the vein of “Stranger Things” and “Stand by Me” about a group of misfit kids who spend an unforgettable summer investigating local ghost stories and urban legends.

“Davidson smudges the line between comedy and horror, cruelty and mercy. His remarkable stories are challenging and upsetting. Don’t look for comfort here.”
Chuck Palahniuk, AUTHOR OF FIGHT CLUB

“There is a strikingly original tone to Mr. Davidson’s stories. The prose is spare yet elegant, the insights are fresh and real, and best of all there is a boundless humanity in Mr. Davidson’s writing: a love of life that is beautifully woven with an acute sense of its darkness.”
Clive Barker, AUTHOR OF THE BOOKS OF BLOOD

“A writer of immense power and surprising, accurate insights.”
Peter Straub, AUTHOR OF A DARK MATTER

“Man, this guy can write.”
Paul Haggis, ACADEMY-AWARD WINNING WRITER AND DIRECTOR

Craig Davidson

About the Author

Craig Davidson is a Canadian author of short stories and novels, who has published work under both his own name and the pen names Patrick Lestewka and Nick Cutter

Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was raised in Calgary and St. Catharines.

His first short story collection, Rust and Bone, was published in September 2005 by Penguin Books Canada, and was a finalist for the 2006 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Stories in Rust and Bone have also been adapted into a play by Australian playwright Caleb Lewis and a film by French director Jacques Audiard.

Davidson also released a novel in 2007 named The Fighter. During the course of his research of the novel, Davidson went on a 16-week steroid cycle. To promote the release of the novel, Davidson participated in a fully sanctioned boxing match against Toronto poet Michael Knox at Florida Jack’s Boxing Gym; for the novel’s subsequent release in the United States, he organized a similar promotional boxing match against Jonathan Ames. Davidson lost both matches.

His 2013 novel Cataract City was named as a long listed nominee for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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4 Stars

This is the story of Jake Baker. The adult Jake is a neurosurgeon and has stories of the brain. But the other half of the story is in 1980’s Niagara Falls. When Jake was twelve he didn’t have friends so he spent most of his time at his Uncle Calvin’s shop Occultorium. But during this summer he starts spending time with the new kids in town, Billy and Dove Yellowbird. They become the Saturday Night Ghost Club and spend their time researching different haunting and such in town.

I liked how this book takes you back to your childhood and the different things you dealt with. From bullies to crushes and the various adventures you went one. But mingled with that story is Adult Jake talking about the brain and memory. I’m always curious about the brain and like how little tidbits are mixed in with the other story.

Although you may think that this is just another coming of age story with a paranormal twist this is so much more. As things wrap around and around we start seeing how they mingle closer and closer until you learn more about Jake’s family and Uncle C’s own past. I admit that my heart broke at that moment.

This is a great read and will drag you through all the emotions you can feel in a book. It’s not a typical coming of age story; this one has more meaning than a lot I have read. It was a great story and one I recommend checking out. It is the first book of Craig Davidson’s that I have read but it would be my last.

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Last Summer

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Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale

From the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Everything series comes a new novel of love, lies, and deceit.

Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’t remember is the tragic car accident that ripped her unborn child from her. Ella can’t even recall being pregnant.

Hoping to find the memories of a lost pregnancy that’s left her husband devastated and their home empty, Ella begins delving into her past when she’s assigned an exclusive story about Nathan Donovan, a retired celebrity adventurer who seems to know more about her than she does him. To unravel the mystery of her selective memory loss, Ella follows Nathan from the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the frozen slopes of southeast Alaska. There she discovers the people she trusts most aren’t the only ones keeping secrets from her—she’s hiding them from herself. Ella quickly learns that some truths are best left forgotten.

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Kerry Lonsdale

About the Author

Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale writes standalone and series based emotionally charged domestic drama, family suspense, and women’s fiction. Her books are sold worldwide in more than 28 countries and are being translated into 24 languages (and counting). Co-founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, an international organization that boasts over 1,000 writers, Kerry resides in Northern California with her husband and two children.

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My Review

4 stars

Ella Skye wakes up in the emergency room with no memory of the car wreck that put her there or the loss of her unborn baby. When she asks about what happens, those around her brush her off. Since Ella is a journalist she is determined to find out the truth. She looks to her last story on Nathan Donovan, a celebrity adventurer. He seems to know more about Ella than she does. The question is if Ella is ready to learn all about the secrets from those around her along with her own.

I admit when I first read the blurb to this book I did an eye roll. How many books are out there where the main character loses her memory and has to go digging to learn the truth? Initially this book starts out the same way. But then you get rolling and what I thought might happen was so far from the truth that I was hooked.

This book is full of twists and turns and had me guessing the whole while. I admit that I really didn’t like Damien and was curious about how Ella would be pregnant when it was clear that he didn’t want children. When I read about Nathan I figured oh, here is the missing piece. I was so very, very wrong.

This is a great story that kept me on my toes through the whole thing. This is the first book from Kerry Lonsdale and I really enjoyed it and although I’m not a fan of contemporary romances I would check out her other books. If this is your genera then I recommend checking this one out. You may find your new favorite author.

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Blood

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Blood by Maggie Gee

Who attacked Dad?

When a corrupt, brutal dentist, Albert Ludd, is found battered and bloody after failing to attend a memorial party for his youngest son, suspicion falls on the dentist’s other children. Especially on Dad’s middle daughter, 37-year-old buxom bruiser Monica Ludd, who was heard ‘uttering threats’ against her absent father. How come her car is found outside Dad’s house? Why did she buy a large axe? And yet, Monica’s a deputy head teacher… Blood is a Gothic black comedy seen through the eyes of six-foot Monica, who cannot help speaking her secret thoughts aloud and who has been banned by the principal of her school, from using social media. ‘”Parents are sensitive to abuse.” “Neil, I would never abuse our parents.” “Governors queried ‘moron’ and ‘twat’.” ‘ Set in an angry, anarchic, Brexit-ing Britain where terrorism has become routine, Blood also asks serious questions about modern life: what can we do with the brutal men who bully women and the weak? Can we wait for a world of order and justice? If we hit back, can the circle of violence ever be broken?

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About the Author

Maggie Gee is an English novelist. She was born in Poole, Dorset, then moved to the Midlands and later to Sussex. She was educated at state schools and at Oxford University (MA, B Litt). She later worked in publishing and then had a research post at Wolverhampton Polytechnic where she completed the department’s first PhD. She has written eleven novels and a collection of short stories, and was the first female Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, 2004-2008. She is now one of the Vice-Presidents of the RSL and Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University. She has also served on the Society of Authors’ management committee and the government’s Public Lending Right committee. Her seventh novel, The White Family, was shortlisted for the 2003 Orange Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

She writes in a broadly modernist tradition, in that her books have a strong overall sense of pattern and meaning, but her writing is characterised by political and social awareness. She turns a satirical eye on contemporary society but is affectionate towards her characters and has an unironised sense of the beauty of the natural world. Her human beings are biological as well as social creatures, partly because of the influence of science and in particular evolutionary biology on her thinking. Where are The Snows, The Ice People and The Flood have all dealt with the near or distant future. She writes through male characters as often as she does through female characters.

The individual human concerns that her stories address include the difficulties of resolving the conflict between total unselfishness, which often leads to secret unhappiness and resentment against the beneficiaries, and selfishness, which can lead to the unhappiness of others, particularly of children. This is a typical quandary of late-20th and early-21st-century women, but it is also a concern for privileged, wealthy, long-lived western human beings as a whole, and widens into global concerns about wealth and poverty and climate change. Her books also explore how the human species relates to non-human animals and to the natural world as a whole. Two of her books, The White Family and My Cleaner, have had racism as a central theme, dealt with as a tragedy in The White Family but as a comedy in My Cleaner. She is currently writing a memoir called My Animal Life. In 2009 she published “My Driver”, a second novel with many of the same characters as My Cleaner, but this time set in Uganda during a time of tension with neighbouring DRC Congo.

Maggie Gee lives in London with her husband, the writer and broadcaster Nicholas Rankin, an author, and their daughter Rosa.

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My Review

4 Stars

Albert Ludd is a dentist that has terrorized his children. This middle daughter, Monica, believes that he pushed his youngest son into the military which killed him. Monica doesn’t know what she is going to do to her abusive father for sure but she buys and ax and heads over to his house. But before she can decide what she is going to do she discovers her father dead in bed. But she hears police sirens and runs and leaves her car and the ax behind. Now Monica is the prime suspect and it’s going to be up to her to find the killer.

Monica grew up in hell as her father abused her and her siblings. I was surprised that the kids turned out as well as they did. I could relate to Monica and her siblings and my heart went out to them. I came to like big and loud Monica and wanted the best for her. As we dance around discovering who killed Albert we also have the political upheaval of Brexit-ing and the terrorism which seems to mirror the drama closer to home.

This was an interesting and dark read, very bloody. But the ending wraps up nicely and left me wanting to read more from author Maggie Gee.

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Storytellers

Storytellers by Bjorn Larssen

In March 1920 Icelandic days are short and cold, but the nights are long. For most, on those nights, funny, sad, and dramatic stories are told around the fire. But there is nothing dramatic about Gunnar, a hermit blacksmith who barely manages to make ends meet. He knows nobody will remember him – they already don’t. All he wants is peace, the company of his animals, and a steady supply of his medication. Sometimes he wonders what it would feel like to have a story of his own. He’s about to find out.

Sigurd – a man with a plan, a broken ankle, and shocking amounts of money – won’t talk about himself, but is happy to tell a story that just might get Gunnar killed. The blacksmith’s other “friends” are just as eager to write him into stories of their own – from Brynhildur who wants to fix Gunnar, then marry him, his doctor who is on the precipice of calling for an intervention, The Conservative Women of Iceland who want to rehabilitate Gunnar’s “heathen ways” – even the wretched elf has plans for the blacksmith.

As his defenses begin to crumble, Gunnar decides that perhaps his life is due for a change – on his own terms. But can he avoid the endings others have in mind for him, and forge his own?

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Bjørn Larssen was made in Poland. He is mostly located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, except for his heart which he lost in Iceland. Born in 1977, he self-published his first graphic novel at the age of seven in a limited edition of one. Since then his short stories and essays were published in Rita Baum Art Magazine, Writer Unboxed, Inaczej Magazine), Edurada.pl, Homiki.pl, and Holandia Expat Magazine. He is a member of Alliance of Independent Authors and Writer Unboxed.

Bjørn has a Master of Science degree in mathematics, worked as a graphic designer, a model, and a blacksmith. He used to speak eight languages (currently down to two and a half). His hobbies include sitting by open fires, dressing like an extra from Vikings, installing operating systems, and dreaming about living in a log cabin in the north of Iceland, even though he hates being cold. He has only met an elf once. So far.

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My Review

4 Stars

Gunnar is a drunken, depressed blacksmith in 1920’s Iceland. Then one night a man comes to his house with a broken ankle, Sigurd. Gunnar reluctantly lets him stay. Sigurd doesn’t really say much about himself but every night when Gunnar comes home Sigurd weaves this captivating tale that has Gunner hurrying home.

Out in the village of Klettafjordur, Gunnar’s neighbors have their own secrets and plans for him. Brynhildur wants to marry him but this is more than simple infatuation. Then there is the Conservative Women of Iceland that want to stop his heathen ways.

This was an interesting story. Although Gunner is a grumpy old jerk the more you are around him you kind of understand why. This is a brutally honest look at depression with everything Gunner feels and I hoped that he would find that one thing that would help him.

Sigurd is suspicious from the beginning but I think that is just me, I always think there is something going on with the strangers. I loved the ending with how everything came together yet left you wondering about other things.

This is a great read and first book from author Bjorn Larssen. I love all the details that went into this story. It’s definitely worth checking out. I can’t wait to see where Bjorn Larssen goes with his next book.

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

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