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The Willing (Crayder Chronicles – Book 2) by C.S. Splitter Review


The Willing (Crayder Chronicles #2)The Willing by C.S. Splitter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I have to confess that I have read the second book in the series without reading the first one. This actually does not hamper my reading too much, but I do have to imagine parts of the backstory which I would have known from the first book. So, I do not really know the kind of relationship which Tom and Lorena have, or the organisation he has gotten involved with. It is actually nice to explore and find out these things for myself. This also means that I might unknowingly give out spoilers to the first book, you have been forewarned.

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ARC Review of Air (Akasha Book 02) by Terra Harmony


Air (Akasha Book 02) by Terra Harmony

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I’m sure everyone knows by now that I loved Terra’s first book in the Akasha series. If you have no idea what I am talking about take a look here. Also, if you’ve not read the first book, you may be seeing some spoilers. You been forewarned!

Air is the second book in the Akasha series and is a more than worthy follow-up to Water. The book starts off with Kaitlin’s pregnancy having progressed along. Also, Micah and the others are in hot pursuit of Shawn to shut down his rogue organisation. With no one other than Susan knowing about the pregnancy, Kaitlyn gets sent on the missions as well. These missions are action packed and extremely interesting, but they are just the prologue to what is coming next. As the book progresses and both Shawn and Micah come to know of Kaitlyn’s pregnancy, they are left dumbfounded not knowing whose baby it is. I just loved the scene where this happens. I could literally see the looks on their faces. This is the talent of Terra. She can bring the characters to life, living and breathing right before us.

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Double-take Tales by Donna Brown Review


Double-take TalesDouble-take Tales by Donna Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I have not really read any published short stories, and when I came across Donna’s Double-take Tales the title intrigued me enough to check it out. I have to now say that I was missing out on an important part of written fiction by ignoring short stories. After reading Donna’s three shorts, I’ve realized that these are really different than the full-length novels or even the shorter novellas. The space available to each story does not grant the author too much time to develop characters, or a back story. But a good short story can overcome these restrictions and make us care for what happens in the story as well as the characters.

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Akasha – A Series Introduction by Terra Harmony


I am so excited to be writing a detailed introduction to The Akasha Series!  I could write several pages explaining the series, but as you know – each reader interprets a story differently.  Instead, I’d like to convey the story using bits and pieces of reviews by readers themselves.  Every sentence below is taken directly from a book blogger’s review. I’ve made sure to give the reviewers their due props; see below for links to their full reviews.  As I side note – I am looking forward to the review from Ritesh to post tomorrow!

‘Water’ focuses on an ancient organization, the Seven, devoted to extraordinary beings that manipulate elemental magic. The Seven helps in resolving Earth’s environmental issues. The main character, Kaitlyn, is kidnapped and brought to the Seven headquarters where she learned the truth of her role as a Gaia.  Throughout the book, there are clear roots of Paganism and Witchcraft, nature-worship, and modern-day environmentalism.

The action starts from the first chapter as Kaitlyn finds herself in the middle of an avalanche, then waking up in an unknown place with unknown people. Little does she know that she has been watched for a very long time, as she has powers that are strong and powerful. As she comes to grip with this knowledge and begins her training to be a Gaia, a whirlwind romance is thrown into the mix. Soon Kaitlyn finds herself headed out to her first assignment with the other members of the Seven. Things won’t go as planned and Kaitlyn must delve into her inner strength to survive.

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Joe Café by JD Mader Review


Joe CaféJoe Café by J.D. Mader
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Joe Café is a psychological drama involving four very different, yet equally disturbed characters. The main character is Chet who had a sordid past and entered the army to get away from it. This turned him into a killing machine. Something snapped in him, because of which he seems to now enjoy the mayhem. Sara, who is a dancer at a strip club, has an equally sorry past. Having the perfect life with loving parents, it all goes south when tragedy strikes. She starts dancing for a strip club but just cannot get out, even though she wants to. Dogan, the owner of the strip club is portrayed as a man of principles who will always end up doing the right thing. He is also deeply in love with Sara. Finally, there is Michael, a police officer who has a history with Chet.

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