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text 2019-02-01 07:10
Blog Tour - Mind of Darkness




Emily Rogers is ready for a summer that doesn’t involve being cast away on islands or being chased around the globe. So when she’s invited to an elite pre-college class along with her boyfriend, she jumps at the chance. But things are not all they seem at the Yin Program. Students are disappearing, and someone seems to be toying with their minds

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Charsia O’Dell is anticipating a summer of romance and adventure with her crime-fighting partner. But she never expects that they’ll be kidnapped and taken to an underground bunker to be guinea pigs to a mad scientist named Jin Yin. Most shocking of all, she learns that they are not the only super humans in the world…

Somehow, Emily and Charisa have to break out of the prisons imposed upon them to decipher the conspiracy before their minds are enslaved by the darkness within… 
Author biography: Jes Drew is the author of the Ninja and Hunter trilogy, the Howling Twenty trilogy, the Kristian Clark saga, the Castaways trilogy, and Mind of Darkness. She lives with her mom, dad, younger sister, four younger brothers, and two dogs, obsessing about her true love, Captain Steve Rogers. There is a possibility that she may or may not be a superhuman, but she hasn't discovered her powers. Yet. Also, she might be a spy, but that's classified.
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Connect with the author:
Agency of Books and Spies: https://agencyofbooksandspies.blogspot.com
Author Amazon page: https://amzn.to/2TmPPWT
Other blogs participating in tour (as of now) an dates: 
https://hauntingghosttown.wordpress.com  Author and Character Interview, Sunday, February 3rd
www.thatowlnerd.com Blog Spot, Monday February 4th 
https://authoringarrowheads.wordpress.com  Review, Monday February 4th
http://www.shannonmcdermott.com/?page_id=189 Blog Spot, Wednesday February 6th
https://gracemmorris.weebly.com/ Review and Author Interview, Saturday, February 9th 
Kitty's Book Spot! Author Interview, Friday, February 1st
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text 2018-10-17 10:44
VBT, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - Hostile Takeover by Cristelle Comby
Hostile Takeover (Vale Investigation #1) - Cristelle Comby
P.I. Bellamy Vale isn’t your everyday investigator. Moonlighting as Death’s earth-bound envoy, he specializes in the weird, wacky, and slightly unhinged.
When a mysterious beast savagely mauls random residents of Cold City, the police assume that these are the killings of a rogue wolf. But experienced private investigator, Bellamy Vale, is unconvinced.
Ordered by Death herself to investigate, Vale has no choice but to obey, for his boss is not someone to disappoint—if he wants to keep breathing, that is.
With friend and computer hacker Zian, nosy journalist Candice Kennedy, and homicide sergeant Melanie Ramirez by his side, Vale has no choice but to end the killings or face the wrath of the demon who holds his life in her hands.
Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.com/2018/08/vbt-excerpt-giveaway-hostile-takeover.html
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review 2018-09-13 22:39
Hostile Takeover by Cristelle Comby
Hostile Takeover - Cristelle Comby

I received this arc at no cost to myself for a honest review.


Overall the book is wonderful steadfast reading with a swift pacing that is very easy to follow with everything you need for a perfect investigation for a private investigator. I loved all the action and different happenings where mystical creatures and how things were just in the last chapter alone had me flipping pages so quickly to have answers but then it just ended.. I was turning the page hoping for more but nope.. Gotta read the next book! All the events through the middle with notable characters and descriptions of scenes had you there with P.I Vale yet somehow you are safe but P.I Vale is in for a long.. Long ride. You need to read this and I think my review just doesn't give this book justice.

Source: thetiredbuyer.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/interview-tour-giveaway-review-hostile-takeover
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review 2018-08-28 03:33
Death's PI is on the Case in this Strong and Original UF Debut
Hostile Takeover - Cristelle Comby

On the one hand, I'm annoyed that something about Bellamy Vale, our P. I. protagonist, is revealed in the book blurb for Hostile Takeover. On the other hand, I don't know how I could've written much without slipping myself (but I appreciated the reveal when I got to it, having forgotten everything I read about the book before starting it). Bell works for Lady McDeath, the daughter of Hades. We're not given many details of the arrangement (which I honestly enjoy -- something I'll get back to in a minute), but it involves her saying "Jump" and him leaping.


Being her emissary on Earth comes with some real benefits -- namely, he survives things, events, situations that he shouldn't. Which is a real plus for a P. I. who annoys mobsters and supernatural beings on a regular basis.


In this particular case, Lady McDeath wants Bell to investigate a couple of deaths that have been officially attributed to a wolf, but it takes Bell a few seconds to realize weren't caused by anything from this world. The detective in charge of the investigation (naturally) isn't wild about P. I.s in general, but has a special kind of distaste for Bell. This makes anything Bell does near the scenes, bodies, or anything else a sticky situation. Stickier yet, things that could do what was done to those bodies aren't supposed to be in our world. While dying is off the table for Bell, he's not impervious to pain or injury, and the state of those bodies suggests that there's a lot of pain and injury waiting for anyone who gets between the creature and his/her/its next victim.


To help him along the way, Bell calls upon a hacker friend, Zian, who is not entirely human; a nosy, ambitious, and fierce reporter; a police detective that he's in an on-again/off-again relationship with (currently, it's an off); and a few other local contacts/friends who are aware that not everything is as mundane as most people think it is. Overall, this was an entertaining cast of characters -- I think we need a little more to the police detective that can't stand Bell, because right now, he's too one-dimensional. But otherwise, this is a good group to start a series with, there's not one of them I don't want to see again.


Bell himself is pretty much your typical P. I. character -- a loner with a tragic past, dedicated to the work he does, willing to take risks for himself (particularly since he knows no mistake is fatal) -- but not willing to put others in the line of fire, he has a hero complex for sure. He's got a decent sense of humor, a good moral code, and a loyal strike obvious to everyone. The added abilities that come from his supernatural patron are pretty neat and I don't think I've seen much like it before.


You can tell that Comby has worked out a lot of behind the scenes stuff she hasn't shared with us -- exactly what drove Bell to make a deal with Lady McDeath (we get hints, and they aren't pleasant), what he had to do in order to seal the deal, exactly what deities are active in the world (or what pantheons are), what's the source of the rules governing interaction between the worlds, etc. Comby had to feel a lot of pressure to spill those beans and she resisted -- giving us just enough to ground ourselves in this world, but not boring the reader by drowning him in world-building (also giving her time and room to work out some details to make later books easier to pull off). Recently, I've complained about fantasy novels withholding too much world-building so that it's too confusing for the reader to understand what they're reading. Comby avoided both extremes and therefore succeeded in giving us a world that intrigues, and makes you want to know more about, without feeling utterly stranded.


I had a quibble or two with the book, nothing major. I do think that the motivation for the Big Bad was too sketchy, and the reveal of their identity was tipped far too soon. Bell was just handed a lot of information without having to pound the pavement too much, which isn't something that really commends a P. I. to me. But only guessing the identity of the Big Bad far too early bugged me while I was reading it -- it's only when I stopped to reflect on the book as a whole that the rest occurred to me. In the moment, the momentum of the storytelling and the strong voice kept me going. Also, I liked the characters enough that I was (and am) more than willing to overlook a few hiccups.


This is a solidly built and solidly entertaining entry to this series -- there's a lot she can do with Bell and the others (depending which others come along), and it's a world that would be easy to drop new/different deities/monsters/creatures into. The characters are well-developed and the kind that you want to spend more time with so you can see them develop more -- I could just watch Zian (and his dad) talk to Bell for a bit and have a good ol' time, too. I'm definitely interested in more from this series, and I bet most UF readers who give this a chance will be waiting for book two with me.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion, the only impact that transaction had on my opinion was providing me something upon which to opine.

Source: irresponsiblereader.com/2018/08/27/hostile-takeover-by-cristelle-comby-deaths-pi-is-on-the-case-in-this-strong-and-original-uf-debut
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review 2017-10-24 13:10
Review: Acquisition by Chelle Bliss
Acquisition - Chelle Bliss

Acquisition by Chelle Bliss is book One in the "Takeover Duet" series. This is the story of Lauren Bradley and Antonio Forte. This book does end with a cliffhanger to set you up for their continuing story in the next book called "Merger ".
Lauren is a CEO of a large company that is having some issue and after a hard day she goes to a bar for a few drinks. This lands her to have a one night stand with Antonio. Antonio is CEO of his own rival company who wants to buy out Lauren's company. Although they don't really know each others Identity at the of their one night stand Lauren soon learns it. Now it seems Antonio wants book the company and Lauren.
Both Lauren and Antonio are strong characters and I am really enjoying their story! Can't wait for their next installment!


Source: www.amazon.com/Acquisition-Takeover-Duet-Book-1-ebook/dp/B071CYSQ3Z/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1508796390&sr=1-1&keywords=Acquisition+by+Chelle+Bliss
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