Monday, 6 November 2017

Review: Beta and the Black Prince

Beta and the Black Prince Beta and the Black Prince by Zoe Perdita
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beta and the Black Prince (Lost Wolves, #6) by Zoe Perdita

Well holy hell just when I thought the author had the perfect set of characters, she smacks me upside the head with my favorite of this series. The Black Prince is to die for! He's everything you want in a legendary character and more.

This one is my favorite book in the series and I wish it never ended. Bravo on a great series that kept me engaged the entire time!

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Review: Omega Untamed

Omega Untamed Omega Untamed by Zoe Perdita
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Omega Untamed (Lost Wolves, #5) by Zoe PerditaOmega Untamed

Abel is an amazing assassin who never in a million years thought he'd fall in love and find a mate, but that's exactly what happens, and worst than that is his mate is Dagz... a male. Their relationship is funny at times but also loving in many ways.

As we move through this series I'm hooked on each and every character. When moving to the next book I miss the pair from the last but I'm quickly enveloped with the new pairing.

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Review: Omega Enslaved

Omega Enslaved Omega Enslaved by Zoe Perdita
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Omega Enslaved (Lost Wolves #4) by Zoe Perdita

Holy did I love Felix the con man & Lucien the Blood King, together their a force to be reckon. How this author has moved through this series has been very entertaining. A lot of hot men, lots of raw animal sex and all keeping their status as alpha men. What a combination!

Highly recommended!

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Review: Omega's Destiny

Omega's Destiny Omega's Destiny by Zoe Perdita
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Omega's Destiny (Lost Wolves #3) by Zoe Perdita

An alpha king and an omega with ultra magical powers what more could a girl ask for?

Maxim is the perfect king, hard, cold, domineering with a hidden underlying of softness. Sasha makes a perfect omega and also brings with him a sexual tension that overpowers the both of them. The story is riveting keeping me turning the pages quickly.

Well done!

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Review: Omega in the Light

Omega in the Light Omega in the Light by Zoe Perdita
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Omega in the Light (Lost Wolves #2) by Zoe Perdita

I loved both the MC's in this story.

Two assassins coming together, one sent to kill the other one... sign me up! Face pace action with a mixture of raw animal tension make for another great read.

The men are hot, action great and sex is delicious.

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Review: Omega in the Shadows

Omega in the Shadows Omega in the Shadows by Zoe Perdita
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Omega in the Shadows (Lost Wolves, #1) by Zoe Perdita

This book is awesome! The characters are engaging and believable. An assassin and a C.I.A agent, who can't get behind that? From page one till the end the author kept me intrigued and wanting more.

The pairing of the two MC's is exciting. You know it's coming but it still grips you when it happens. Is it wrong that I love Elijah? Doesn't matter because I love him anyways.

Can't wait to read book two!

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Review: The Silver Feather

The Silver Feather The Silver Feather by Joanne Van Leerdam
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Silver Feather by Joanne Van Leerdam

A ghostly tale written by an acclaimed poet but poetry is not her only specialty.

This short tale takes you on a journey through the graveyard and death. The author weaves a tale of suspense and thrills keeping you guessing until the very end. I hope the author enchants us with more stories that we can enjoy as much as this one!

Well done! Can't wait for more!

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Review: 100 WILD Mushrooms: Memoirs of the '60s

100 WILD Mushrooms: Memoirs of the '60s 100 WILD Mushrooms: Memoirs of the '60s by Eva Pasco
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

100 Wild Mushrooms Memoirs of the ‘60s by Eva Pasco

What can I say? Blast from the past and much more! The detail in these memoirs is incredible. The author has taken me back to times that have been long forgotten about, until reading this book.

To go back to my childhood and remember all the little things that have drifted out of my memories over the decades is nothing short of FUN. The author's mixture of humor and heart felt moments make these memoir's an enjoyable read. I love being whisked away to an easier time and my innocence of childhood, which several decades of life struggles have made murky at best. The family drive, the ice cream truck, tagging along with my older sister (even when she didn't want me there) are just the tip of the iceberg of inclusions in this book of memoir's and we can all relate to every page.

I loved this book and want to thank the author for taking me on a trip I didn't even know I wanted to go on! Well done!

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Review: The Dragon Warrior of Kri: A Shiva XIV Story

The Dragon Warrior of Kri: A Shiva XIV Story The Dragon Warrior of Kri: A Shiva XIV Story by Lyra Shanti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This short was an excellent story following Meddhi as he trains and becomes a warrior. It's a great introduction to the Shiva world that the author has created.

I haven't read the Shiva series and this short makes me want to explore more of this universe and the people in it.

Nicely written, intriguing and well paced! Highly recommended!

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Review: She's Not Gone

She's Not Gone She's Not Gone by Sarah Northwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I received an ARC copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

The story recounts Katie's journey through domestic violence which can be a very difficult subject to write about. But this story isn't about the beatings Katie suffered, it's more about how she felt and her actions throughout the ordeal.

It was hard for me to read because I'm a strong person who would never stick around a relationship such as this one. I suppose I'm on the other end of the spectrum and would kill the... you know what. But I know that these relationships exist and I know woman are subjected to this more than we like to think or realize. So my offering is this... if you are in an abusive relationship, run as fast as you can. There are plenty of people in this day and age who will help you. There is help! That wasn't always the case, and many women have died because they couldn't get help. You can, so run and run now. Don't wait, just do it!

The second half of the story added an interesting twist which was really enjoyable. So kudos to the author for ending on a high note which these stories so often do not.

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Review: Keep the Faith, Ellen McGuire

Keep the Faith, Ellen McGuire Keep the Faith, Ellen McGuire by Donna Walo Clancy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Christmas Miracles! Who doesn't love a good Christmas story? I for one love Christmas and a novel about Christmas is even better.

This story is about a town losing their faith and the one woman who can restore it. Well written with a good flow and pace, the only thing I could point out is the story was similar to other classic tales, so the plot wasn't completely original.

Overall a good book to curl up to!

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Review: Void

Void Void by David Staniforth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What an engrossing mystery from page one the author sucked me in until the very end. It's not often I read something without figuring out the ending, but this one had me stumped all the way through.

The story had a great flow and pacing was spot on throughout the novel. The main character Tom Gardener was engaging, believable and a complete mystery.

I loved this story from beginning to end and highly recommend it!

Well done Mr. Staniforth!

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Review: Found

Found Found by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What a great story, well written and flowed along great. I have to say I loved the style of this author which pulled me into the story right from page one.

Darwin is a regular guy living in what seems like a normal world but his life is anything but normal.

There are 5 books to this series that I read within a couple of days I was so hooked. And I'm happy to see there is now a novel to follow these 5 books, which I intend to start reading right away.

Great job! Keep up the great story!


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Review: Lost

Lost Lost by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What a great story, well written and flowed along great. I have to say I loved the style of this author which pulled me into the story right from page one.

Darwin is a regular guy living in what seems like a normal world but his life is anything but normal.

There are 5 books to this series that I read within a couple of days I was so hooked. And I'm happy to see there is now a novel to follow these 5 books, which I intend to start reading right away.

Great job! Keep up the great story!


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Review: Promises

Promises Promises by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What a great story, well written and flowed along great. I have to say I loved the style of this author which pulled me into the story right from page one.

Darwin is a regular guy living in what seems like a normal world but his life is anything but normal.
There are 5 books to this series that I read within a couple of days I was so hooked. And I'm happy to see there is now a novel to follow these 5 books, which I intend to start reading right away.

Great job! Keep up the great story!


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Review: Secrets

Secrets Secrets by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What a great story, well written and flowed along great. I have to say I loved the style of this author which pulled me into the story right from page one.

Darwin is a regular guy living in what seems like a normal world but his life is anything but normal.

There are 5 books to this series that I read within a couple of days I was so hooked. And I'm happy to see there is now a novel to follow these 5 books, which I intend to start reading right away.

Great job! Keep up the great story!


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Review: Pain

Pain Pain by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What a great story, well written and flowed along great. I have to say I loved the style of this author which pulled me into the story right from page one.

Darwin is a regular guy living in what seems like a normal world but his life is anything but normal.
There are 5 books to this series that I read within a couple of days I was so hooked. And I'm happy to see there is now a novel to follow these 5 books, which I intend to start reading right away.

Great job! Keep up the great story!


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Review: Dark Silence

Dark Silence Dark Silence by Katze Snow
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Dark M/M story!
I was given an ARC copy of this novel by the author.

Dark Silence is a twisted tale of a mad man's altered view of the world. Claude Galen is a man who has created the world he thinks he wants but learns the world is no longer his wish.

Tristan, a young gamer who gets caught in the master's trap, was once a normal boy living his life, making Youtube videos with his best friend until his world comes down around him.

This is a story about abuse in all forms, from all sources and really shows all sides of a dangerous situation.

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Review: The Final Rule

The Final Rule The Final Rule by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Final Rule
This is a great example of truly well written story. Right from the start it had me turning the pages to see what would happen next. All the characters were believable and as real as watching the story unfold in real time. I can't say enough about this author's talent, she had something special that should be enjoyed again and again.

All three novels in this series were great and kept me guessing until the very last minute. I would highly recommend these novels to anyone who loves a great suspenseful story.

Well done!


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Review: Rule Four and Five

Rule Four and Five Rule Four and Five by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is a great example of truly well written story. Right from the start it had me turning the pages to see what would happen next. All the characters were believable and as real as watching the story unfold in real time. I can't say enough about this author's talent, she had something special that should be enjoyed again and again.

All three novels in this series were great and kept me guessing until the very last minute. I would highly recommend these novels to anyone who loves a great suspenseful story.

Well done!


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Review: The First Three Rules

The First Three Rules The First Three Rules by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is a great example of truly well written story. Right from the start it had me turning the pages to see what would happen next. All the characters were believable and as real as watching the story unfold in real time. I can't say enough about this author's talent, she had something special that should be enjoyed again and again.

All three novels in this series were great and kept me guessing until the very last minute. I would highly recommend these novels to anyone who loves a great suspenseful story.

Well done!


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Review: Unicorns are real and other cool poems

Unicorns are real and other cool poems Unicorns are real and other cool poems by Sarah Northwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


What an enchanting illustrated book of poems. The illustrations throughout this book are phenomenal which adds to the poetry being written. If there was one thing I would point out and it's small is that some of the poems are difficult to read given their background. Other than that this book is really well done!

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Review: Reader Magnets: Build Your Author Platform and Sell more Books on Kindle

Reader Magnets: Build Your Author Platform and Sell more Books on Kindle Reader Magnets: Build Your Author Platform and Sell more Books on Kindle by Nick Stephenson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great resource for all authors. There is plenty in this book to help build & grow your audience it also includes viable examples and worksheets. This is a step-by-step instruction manual that will bring you more readers. Highly recommended and encourage all authors to give this book a read.

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Review: The Wizard Greenwie, Who Gave Mio the Beauty.: Bedtime Story for Kids 3-7 Years-Old about Magic Transformation of Messy Kid to Joyful and Pretty Girl

The Wizard Greenwie, Who Gave Mio the Beauty.: Bedtime Story for Kids 3-7 Years-Old about Magic Transformation of Messy Kid to Joyful and Pretty Girl The Wizard Greenwie, Who Gave Mio the Beauty.: Bedtime Story for Kids 3-7 Years-Old about Magic Transformation of Messy Kid to Joyful and Pretty Girl by Liza Lucky
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Adorable Illustrated Children's book!
An adorable children's book with great illustrations and a moral lesson for all children. Taking care of one's self becomes every parent's nightmare when children have better things to do than bath, brush their hair, dress properly and most of all brush their teeth. This story gives children a great reminder why these things are important.
Great read for children 3-7.


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Friday, 5 May 2017

Review: There's No Such Thing As People

There's No Such Thing As People There's No Such Thing As People by Michelle Williams-King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What a wonderful illustrated children's book. The illustrations in this story are not short of spectacular and the story flows with each illustration. I love the little monster and I could see him as a Saturday morning cartoon. I loved this book from the first page to the last.

The flip of story from a monster in the closet to a boy in the closet that a monster is scared of is a wonderful touch. I enjoyed the underlining lesson of how fear can make us miss out in so much in life. Nicely told and I can't wait to see what else you do with little monster.

Well, done, Michelle. I hope you have much success with your stories!


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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Review: Bumbling Bea

Bumbling Bea Bumbling Bea by Deborah Baldwin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bumbling Bea
What a cute story of a youngster by the name of Beatrice, an eighth grader who is having a difficult time keeping her opinions to herself. And what opinions they are!

Beatrice is a regular kid who is learning the lessons of true friendship, what that means and how to be a great friend. It's not an easy feat for her, but she does seem to learn a lot more than she bargained for.

The story is centered on a grade eight school play which is a unique element. We really don't hear enough about the world of theater so this made the experience all that more enjoyable.

Well done Mrs. Baldwin on an excellent story and having the ability to immerse yourself into the mind of an eighth grader.

An excellent read!


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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Review: The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery

The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery by Jennifer S. Alderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery
What an intriguing story set in Amsterdam a place I've never been to, but now would love to see. The way the author describes everything is nothing short of spectacular. I feel like I was standing right there.

The story or a young Zelda and an internship and eventually entry to the master's program she has applied for is mystery and excellent. As we follow Zelda as she stumbles her way through a trying time for the museum she is interning for and the case of returning stolen art work to the rightful owners. Zelda tries extremely hard to impress the project manager only to mess everything up.

The story behind the stolen art work project was fascinating and told with great detail a lot of this I had no idea had went on or is still going on. So thank you for teaching me something.

I give this book 5 of 5 stars and would recommend this novel.

Well done, Jennifer S. Alderson.


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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Review: Sweet Discovery

Sweet Discovery by Aliya DalRae
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sweet Discovery by Aliya DalRae

When I stepped into Fallen Cross I had no idea I'd be in for the adventure of lifetime, but that is exactly what happened while reading Sweet Discovery. Jam packed with action, thrills and chills, Mrs. DalRae has outdone herself once again.

If you have not started this series, what are you waiting for? Run don't walk to purchase these stories, I promise you will not be disappointed.

Join Jessica Sweet, Raven and many other lovable characters try to navigate this crazy thing we call life.

Well done, Aliya DalRae. Can't wait for the next one, so get writing!


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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Review: Broken

Broken Broken by Jex Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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What can I say about Broken except I'm brokenhearted I finished it.

Jex Lane has outdone herself once again. Just when I thought she couldn't possibly top Sire... she does. The story is so captivating from page one to the very last. My heart ached, was full of joy, and was completely pissed off at times, but that is how I know these books are the real deal. They make me feel anything and everything.

It's going to be a long year waiting for the next installment, but I have a feeling something else, Jex Lane, has up her sleeve will keep us satisfied.

Thank you, Jex Lane, for providing such a wonderful world to escape to, even if it's only for a little while. Well done!



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Review: Chained

Chained Chained by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chained
As I've stated in my review of Book 1, I'm a huge fan of these novels. The story line is completely engaging and Chained just up the fascination with the addition of several ruthless characters. This novel had me reading quickly trying to find out what would happen and where the story would go.

Again, our main characters are feeling their way through this unusual world where Kaleb is making a few friends and Leo is making a few enemies.

Another story well done Adrienne Wilder can't wait to read the next installment.

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Review: The Chimera

The Chimera The Chimera by Adrienne Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Chimera
Interesting world created and a big fan of the story. The story is completely engaging and had me turning the pages quickly to see what would happen. Kaleb is a dream character with just the right amount of innocence and smarts to make him memorable.

Leo, is a lion, but can only roar. He's complicated, domineering but a complete cub underneath it all. Not that you'll know that, it's the underlining of the story I believe. Or, perhaps I'm completely wrong. *runs off to read the next volume*

Well done Arienne Wilder your story is fabulous!

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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Review: Miriamne the Magdala

Miriamne the Magdala Miriamne the Magdala by J.B. Richards
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Miriamne the Magdala-The First Chapter in the Yeshua and Miri Novel Series by JB Richards

What can I say about this masterpiece 2000 years in the making? I will admit, I was reluctant to read this novel believing it was about Jesus and the bible. Boy how wrong I was and I've never been happier to be wrong either. This story, at its core, is about young love and the struggles that plague us all when falling in love for the first time.

What a delightful, intriguing page turner this turned out to be. I was mesmerized throughout the entire story. Yeshua and Miriamne are the perfect couple. Although, we know of Yeshua's destiny it didn't damper this story one bit.

The way JB Richards weaves this story through this novel with beautiful scenery, explanations of so much misunderstood text, and the subtle way in which she handles the miracles preformed throughout the story, is nothing short of brilliant. In one scene in particular, Miri births a goat and after reading this scene I truly feel as if I was in the room watching the scene unfold. Brilliant, simply brilliant.

Thank you JB Richards for sharing such an inspirational story and persuading me to see the novel for what it is, a young love story that will fill your heart and soul.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Miriamne-Magdala-First-Chapter-Yeshua/dp/1503548422

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Review: The Body on the Barstool

The Body on the Barstool The Body on the Barstool by Lolli Powell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Body on the Barstool (A Top Shelf Mystery) by Lolli Powell

What an intriguing story about love, loss and murder. What starts off as a simple murder –a body found on a bar stool in Erica Fountain's tavern –turns into healing the past, present and future for everyone involved.

This story swept me in from page one and kept me guessing to the end, which is saying a lot, for I am the type of person who can usually figure out the ending before it happens. Not this time which was quite delightful.

Highly recommended, this cozy mystery is well constructed and the written words flow flawlessly throughout the entire novel.

Well done Lolli Powell!

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Barstool-Top-Shelf-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01N3KIINE

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hey Everyone,

Just a personal note about book reviews.

Thank you to the wonderful people at Uncaged Book Reviews for the awesome feature story and review of my novel Control. It's simply amazing to be part of great magazine that dedicates itself to bring books to the masses.

I write for the joy of writing but to realize that people enjoy the stories I write is an incredible feeling giving me the strength to keep writing.

For all authors, keep plugging away and tell the stories you love to tell. This will lead to people loving them back.

To readers, keep reading and immersing yourself in stories that authors pour their hearts and souls into and I promise it will never be a waste of time.

To check out the Feature Article and Review of my story and all the other things this magazine has to offer follow the link below and bask in my joy!

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Review: The Haunting of Secrets

The Haunting of Secrets The Haunting of Secrets by Shelley R. Pickens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an interesting take on a seer.
Mrs. Pickens's story of one girl's life as a seer is completely different than anything I've read before. She twists and plots this story keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Aimee is a girl hiding from the world and what she is. Just like every teenage girl she hates herself and the world she lives in, but none of that is really true, she's just been hiding from everyone and everything.
Forced out of hiding she must figure out who is killing you girls in her community before the killer finds her.
This is a great story, a wonderful read and I for one can't wait for the next installment to find out where this story will go next.
Well done, Mrs. Pickens.


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Monday, 30 January 2017

Review: 100+ Free Facebook Book Promo Sites: Annotated to save you time, money and mistakes!

100+ Free Facebook Book Promo Sites: Annotated to save you time, money and mistakes! 100+ Free Facebook Book Promo Sites: Annotated to save you time, money and mistakes! by Frank Daley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A very informative book for anyone getting started in self-publishing and marketing their books. This book includes helpful hints, things to do and things not to do, all the early stages of marketing that we authors usually have to learn on our own.
The list of Facebook groups is enough to give this book 5 stars. It may seem easy to find groups on Facebook to advertise your novels in, but it really isn't as easy as one may think. This list will surely get you started. I also like how Mr. Daley stresses over and over again the reality of using Facebook groups as your only means of advertisement.
This book also indicates how review swaps are perceived by Amazon, which I believe can't be stressed enough.
Overall, what Mr. Daley is attempting to do with this informational book hits the mark and I recommend it to anyone who is just starting in the business.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Review: Sweet Vengeance

Sweet Vengeance by Aliya DalRae
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an interesting take on vampires, shifter's and sorcerer's.
Mrs. DalRae's story of one girl's discovery of this mythical world is fascinating and imaginative. The characters are a mixture of realism and fantasy, well composed and believable driving, the story forward at every turn.

Jessica Sweet is the main character of the story and it is through her perspective we see most of the story unfold, however the point of view is often changed throughout the story to third person, but Mrs. DalRae handle's this in such a way it's almost seamless.

Raven is a complicated character with a questionable past that Mrs. DalRae makes irresistible and intriguing, but who doesn't love a bad boy.

This is a stellar story, a wonderful read and I for one can't wait for the next installment to find out where this story will go next.

Well done, Mrs. DalRae. Terrific novel.

Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Vengeance-Jessica-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01C99NH3G

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