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review 2017-04-16 21:46
Book Review of Bad War (A Military Paranormal Romance) by Summer Cooper & Stephen Kingston
Bad War (A Military Paranormal Romance) - Stephen Kingston,Summer Cooper

Zebadiah

Vietnam has taken my friends and almost my life.

Some days, I wish that I had died on that battlefield with them, at least they won’t have to deal with the humiliation I’m about to face when I get sent home.

What’s Mary going to say about her wounded husband?

How am I going to give her the life I promised her now?

She deserves better...

 

Mary

All I wanted was a chance to see him again, to spend another night of passion with him.

That day is finally here!

The day that I’ve most looked forward to, but also the day that I’ve most dreaded.

Now he’s coming home, I’ll do everything in my power to make him the happiest man on the planet… for as long as I can… whatever it takes.

 

Author's Note: This beautiful paranormal romance is not your usual military romance! The story contains mature language and themes, intended for adults only.

Bonus books included in this copy for very limited time.

 

Review 3*

 

This is an intriguing romance story. I did enjoy the story but with some reservations.

 

Zebadiah Rasnake is a really intriguing character. I really liked him a lot. He is a soldier fighting in the Vietnam war, but after being injured he is sent home to rest and recuperate. Waiting to take care of him is his wife Mary and baby Joshua.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author with no expectation of a favourable review.

 

I started to read this story and was quickly pulled in. It is told mostly from Zebadiah's POV, although there are some scenes from Mary's POV, as well as another character called Cherokee Joe, who also has a part to play in this tale.

 

I felt deeply for Zebadiah as he dealt with his injuries. However, as I began to delve deeper into this story, I found myself thinking that this story is not your typical paranormal romance. It's more of a supernatural one. There are no shifters, but there are two people who love each other so much that even death can't keep them apart (think ghosts). I don't want to give too much away because there are several twists to keep things interesting. However, I did find some of the dialogue a little stilted and forced at times; it didn't seem to flow naturally. Having said that, I found myself turning the pages in eagerness to see what would happen next. The story took me on an emotional roller coaster ride. The ending was not totally unexpected, but I was a little dissatisfied with it even though it concluded neatly. My first thought after reading the book was: Is that it? In some ways this book, although entertaining, just didn't float my boat. I am sure other readers may not have the same reaction and will enjoy this book more than I did.

 

Summer Cooper and Stephen Kingston have co-written an intriguing romance. Their writing style is relatively fast paced, and the flow of the story is okay. However, I feel they need to work on their dialogue a little more to make it flow more naturally.

 

Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature, I do not recommend this book to young readers. However, I recommend this book if you love reading contemporary or supernatural/paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton

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review 2017-04-13 15:03
She Won’t Stop Til She Finds Her Bestie – Shade by Marilyn Peake @marilynpeake
Shade - Marilyn Peake

Shade by Marilyn Peake is more than just a supernatural/paranormal mystery.

 

It is a look inside a trouble teenager’s life and how she more than rises to the challenge.

 

Shade (The Shade Series #1)

 

Amazon  /  Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Shade is a YA Paranormal mystery that includes some difficult subject matter, such as cutting and alcohol and drug abuse. More than anything it is the journey of Galactic Shade Griffin as she struggles with life and the danger and difficulties that cross her path.

 

A drug addict, a ghost, faeries, a troubled teen girl, her missing friend, a messed up mom, an amulet…will Shade be the hero she created in her graphic novel?

 

Shade has pretty much raised herself and hasn’t done too bad of a job, considering…no father and a mother who drank and drugged herself into oblivion.

 

Her mother moved them again, and things changed for Shade. She met Brandon Yates, a ghost that haunted their new home. When her best friend turns up missing, they band together to figure out the mystery.

 

More girls go missing…

 

I love how Shade struggles and grows to develop. I knew a girl who cut herself and I cannot stress how upset and sad I was for her. I could not understand how hurting yourself could make you feel better. Or maybe it was just so she could feel…something.

 

I love a good mystery and the paranormal is a nice touch. It adds an extra element I always appreciate. The danger rises and the the mystery is darker than Shade could have imagined. I have read of what can happen to girls who go missing and I fear how vulnerable the female species is…how unprepared and innocent we can be about the evil men do.

 

Marilyn can spin a wonderful tale that is easy to read and contains lovable characters that will wiggle their way into your heart. I would love to have Shade as my best friend too.

Amongst the dark, there is light.

In the tragic and sadness, there is hope and love.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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text 2017-03-31 18:15
March 2017 Round Up!
Knottspeed: A Love Story - Jeff Johnson
The Secret of Ventriloquism - Jon Padgett
All Souls' Night - Matt Godfrey,Valancourt Books,Sir Hugh Walpole
Wallflower - Chad Lutzke
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 3 (Walking Dead Compendium Tp) - Charlie Adlard,Charlie Adlard,Robert Kirkman
The Dark Tower, Volume 1: The Gunslinger Born - Richard Isanove,Jae Lee,Robin Furth,Peter David,Stephen King
Man & Monster (The Savage Land: Book 2) - Michael Jensen
Hell Hound - Grady Hendrix,Ken Greenhall,Jessica Hamilton
20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill,Christopher Golden
Lucky Supreme: A Novel of Many Crimes - Jeff Johnson

 

I've read a bunch 'o books this month in all kinds of genres!

 

Graphic Novels

The Walking Dead Compendium 3

The Dark Tower Volume 1: The Gunslinger Born

The Dark Tower Volume 2:The Long Road Home

Batman (Rebirth) Volume 2: I am Suicide

The Dark Tower Volume 3: Treachery

 

Total: 5

 

Audio Books

All Souls' Night by Hugh Walpole

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

 

Total: 2

 

E-Arcs

Hell Hound by Ken Greenhall

Knottspeed by Jeff Johnson

Wallflower by Chad Lutzke

Lucky Supreme by Jeff Johnson

 

Total: 4

 

Random Books

The Secret of Ventriloquism by Jon Padgett

Man & Monster by Michael Jensen

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

Drop Dead Gorgeous by Donald Allen Kirch

 

Total Books Read in March: 15

 

Reading Challenges:

 

Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge:

(Horror Aficionados Group on GR)

Goal: Read 40 books that I already own during 2017

 

January count: 1-Dominoes by John Boden

February count: 2 Hometown by Luke Walker, Disembodied by Anthony Hains

March count: 0

Running count: 3

 

Coolthulhu Crew 2017 Challenge: 

Goal: Read Horror Books!

 

January Books: 5

February Books Read for Challenge: 3

March Books Read for Challenge: 4

Running Count: 12

 

Graphic Novel Challenge: 

(Paced Reading Group on GR)

Goal: Read 25 Graphic novels in 2017  

 

 

January count: 5

February count: 2

March count: 5

Running count: 12

 

Keep Calm and Read On!

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-03-29 21:41
The Perfect Ending For This Series
The Awakening (Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens (No (2017-03-28) - Amanda Stevens (No

Loved it, Love the series, love the world and characters.
Hauntingly told this last tale of Amelia the Graveyard Queen was a bitter sweet treat. I savored each beautifully laid out scene, each twist and turn. There were some serious goose-bump moments and a couple where I may have even turned on a few extra lights while curling up next to my dogs. You know just to stay warm, LOL. It didn't help that we had a severe storm things blowing against the roof. while an intense scene with wicked things landing on Amelia's roof. Double scare time, and I loved it. Ms. Stevens rocked out a BOOM BOOM ending that fit well with this reader. I want more, but I appreciate more an author that know when the end has come.
I am not going to tell you what happens. If you have been reading along with this series you should have a lot of unanswered questions. I know I did, and I wanted answers. Oh boy did Ms. Stevens answer them. Sit down and grab some calming tea ladies and gentlemen, you are in for a bumpy ride, please keep to the light. The ending was perfect.

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text 2017-03-29 03:55
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
The Awakening (Graveyard Queen) by Amanda Stevens (No (2017-03-28) - Amanda Stevens (No

Sneaking up on her and grabbing her ?!?!? He's lucky she only scratched his face. I never like him for her but she loves him- sigh-

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