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review 2017-05-19 03:28
Binkders Keepers
Blinders Keepers - John Rachel

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Title: Blinders Keepers
Author: John Rachel
Publisher: Literary Vagabond Book
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Blinders Keepers" by John Rachel

My Thoughts...

Wow, this author never disappoints...he knows how to keep your attention as he did with this satire read. There was a good opening, plot, with hilarious humor[laugh out loud], metaphors, insanity, adventure,surprises, political atmosphere of the white house...as we are given this satire of this 'young man [Noah]with one idealistic mindset of it will all come out in the wash.' What a journey this was for this young man who will leave his hometown in Missouri and end up getting mixed up accidentally that propelled him into being a fugitive. My thoughts about what was going on with Noah was that the 'root of all of his travails was just one study misunderstanding!' We find Noah is being sort after by every intelligence agency in the country.

The secondary characters are for the most part down right entertaining that will definitely keep you turning the pages so see what is going on next.

This is one story that the reader will see that almost nothing and no one seems to be who they are. Definitely the reader will be left in a thought provoking state. Now, I will stop here and just say this is one you will have to pick up and see for yourself how well this author brings it all out to the reader.

Be ready for a long read that will have you switching around from scenes to scenes with characters that will have 'things to say in quite a memorable way.' In the end "Blinders Keepers" was just a well written novel for one to sit back and let the insanity unfold.

Thank you to the author for letting me read your novel and my giving a honest opinion of the read.

 

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review 2017-04-18 02:42
Stolen Moments
Stolen Moments (A County Fair Romance) (Volume 1) - S. I. Hayes,J. Haney

Title: Stolen Moments
Publisher: Hayes/Haney
Series: A County Fair Romance Book 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Stolen Moments" by S.I. Hayes & J. Haney

My Thoughts...

These two authors[ S.I Hayes & J. Haney] have given the readers a well written series['A County Fair Romance Book 1 in 'Stolen Moments'] that flows together so well definitely keeping you turning the pages. All I can say is that they did a wonderful job in their collaboration giving the reader a good read. Truly, this was a beautiful romantic story that features Fallon Justine Hopkins and Justin Allen Blackthorne. What will happen when this feisty and sexy lady meet a handsome and sexy guy?

With these two main characters add the secondary ones and the reader will get a well developed, portrayed and believable read that will carry you through this wonderful story. Be ready for lots of 'emotions....from sadness, happiness, anger, excitement, worry, anxiety' to family drama that will at times have you even laughing at some of the antics of the read.

What will happen as this tattooed city boy who was running from his past drifts into their lives and meets up with the this twenty three year old country girl who had stepped into her mother's role in helping her brothers as well as her father? What will happen when that seems to fall apart and a big secret will come out? I liked how these author's brought out the over protectiveness that was showed by the brothers and even the father. After all is said and done will this family be able to pick themselves up and put things back together again a certain incident happens? Will Justin and Fallon finally achieve a HEA? Well, to get all of these questions answered and a lot more the reader will have to pick up 'Stolen Moments' and see how these two authors bring it all out so well to the readers. After the reader finishes with this series Book 1...let's go on to the next series...A County Fair Romance Book 2 in 'Winter Kisses' where we will get more from Justin and Fallon.

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review 2017-04-17 18:32
One Sentence Review – Just Different Devils by Jinx Schwartz @jinxschwartz
Just Different Devils (Hetta Coffey Series Book 7) - Jinx Schwartz

I picked up Just Different Devils by Jinx Schwartz from Amazon on a free day.

How could I possibly turn my back on a nautical action adventure.

 

Here’s a joke for you:

 

“What do you get when you cross a dog and a dolphin?”

 

“A porposeful relationship.”

 

Just Different Devils (Hetta Coffey Series #7)

 

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MY ONE SENTENCE REVIEW

 

This humorous action adventure treasure hunting mystery has unique and lovable characters with attitude, that had me holding my breath one minute and laughing the next.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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text 2017-03-31 19:25
March 2017 Round Up!
Frozen Tides: A Falling Kingdoms Novel - Morgan Rhodes
Half-Off Ragnarok - Seanan McGuire
Heroine Complex - Sarah Kuhn
The Undoing - Shelly Laurenston
Cast in Flight - Michelle Sagara
The Undead In My Bed (Includes: Midnight Liaisons #1.5, Dark Ones #10.5, Half Moon Hollow #2.5) - Molly Harper,Jessica Sims,Katie MacAlister
Joy of Witchcraft: A Humorous Paranormal Romance - Mindy Klasky
The Fiery Heart - Richelle Mead
Legacy of Honor - Linda Hilton
Haunted on Bourbon Street - Deanna Chase

I'll jump n the bandwagon and try to round up my March reads.  By and large, great reads that cured a reading slump, but many put me behind on reviewing because I basically had little to say beyond "I enjoyed this book."

 

I also did this year's Big Library Read (global buddy read where Overdrive makes a voted ebook 100% available -- no waitlist/hold -- to participating public libraries).  This time was, surprisingly, a cookbook.  A good one with a mix of sweet, savory, basic and advanced pies:

 

Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life - Kate McDermott,Andrew Scrivani 

Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life - Kate McDermott,Andrew Scrivani  

 

What reviews I've written, I try to remember to tag as "Reviews from Spurts" (booklikes link to that tag is http://booklikes.com/dashboard?tag=Reviews%20from%20Spurts ).

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review 2017-03-10 22:54
Review of "Joy of Witchcraft" (Jane Madison #5) by Mindy Klasky
Joy of Witchcraft: A Humorous Paranormal Romance - Mindy Klasky

This reader's personal opinion, ©2016, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Penumbra Publishing, goodreads, Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* 

 

Redeemed series enough for me that I'll be reading the next one.  That's not "damning with faint praise"; it's a reaction to how disappointed I was with last book.

 

I did enjoy the book.

 

Honestly, though, that was mostly from the last third of book.  Beginning, if you've been reading along in the series, wasn't that exciting and way too familiar.  Avoided some things that annoyed me in previous books (like Jane waffling over men and trusting the wrong ones).  Jane has seen some character development.  

 

I took off a whole star because (a) there was

a truth spell she could have used on suspects

(spoiler show)

as soon as a traitor was suspected so why the @&!$*+@ did it take ~2/3 more of the book before going thru using on each student and (b) it did annoy me that Jane persisted in dealing with people she knew she couldn't trust, including Pitt cronies.

 

I will be very happy if next book is even more of a crossover with her Fright Court   characters.  Sarah had too brief an appearance here.


*©2017.  All rights reserved except permission is granted to author or publisher (except Penumbra Publishing) to reprint/quote in whole or in part. I may also have cross-posted on The Reading Room, Libib, LibraryThing, and other sites including retailers like kobo and Barnes and Noble. Posting on any site does not grant that site permission to share with any third parties or indicate release of copyright.  

 

Ratings scale used in absence of a booklikes suggested rating scale:

★★★★★ = All Time Favorite 
★★★★½ = Extraordinary Book. Really Loved It.
★★★★☆ = Loved It.
★★★½☆ = Really Liked.
★★★☆☆ = Liked.
★★½☆☆ = Liked parts; parts only okay. Would read more by author.
★★☆☆☆ = Average.   Okay. 
★½☆☆☆ = Disliked or meh? but kept me reading in hopes would get better.
★☆☆☆☆ = Loathed It. Possibly DNF and a torturous read.
½☆☆☆☆ = So vile was a DNF or should have been. Cannot imagine anyone liking.  (Might also be just an "uploaded" word spew or collection that should not be dignified by calling itself a "published book." If author is going batshit crazy in the blogosphere over reviews -- I now know why they are getting bad reviews.  Or maybe author should take remedial classes for language written in until basic concepts like using sentences sink in. Is author even old enough to sign a publishing contract or do they need a legal guardian to sign for them?)

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