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review 2017-10-14 18:34
Intense, complex and multilayered read
The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen - R.T. Lowe

I'm shelving this as a DNF for now, with the intent to come back to it at a later date. It was a Goodreads Giveaway book, so I'll definitely make the effort to push through and update my review when I make it to the end.

 

It's a highly detailed, complex fantasy (paranormal?) read and I think part of what made it hard for me to get through was just how much was going on. It starts in ancient history with a flashback setup of some kind of conspiracy, then jumps forward to a modern PNW campus with some kids that are probably going to be chased and/or eaten by monsters and also embroiled in a conspiracy...? So lots going on plot-wise, and some good writing especially in the high-action scenes. Tense and fast moving... but then it bogs down in description, or cuts to another aspect of the conspiracy or something and loses my interest.

 

I think this book would be appreciated by readers who really enjoy older or classic literature that has a high degree of description, and would do less well with thriller readers who are used to more streamlined storytelling.

 

The MC and core cast didn't really work for me as well, since he's a college guy with fairly well-represented college guy attitudes and interests. BUT, while that doesn't really hold my interest, I think it's great that there's a paranormal/fantasy out there that targets that audience, as most paranormal entries these days are more along the lines of female wish-fulfillment paranormal romances with hot (insert inhuman here).

 

The book production is high quality, and the author's obviously put a ton of work into a detailed, extensive story world that spans multiple books. There's enough here to intrigue me and make me want to come back and find out where it goes, but it wasn't quite the right fit for me, and there are some rough patches that I'd have liked to see smoothed over in edits as well.

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Friday the 13th Author Extravaganza Hosted by Sai Marie
Sai Marie is having a huge online party to celebrate

Friday the Thirteenth Author Extravaganza-

Friday the 13th
and has lined up some pretty awesome authors to tag along with her!

 

 
Check out the genres:
 
Paranormal Romance
Erotic Horror
Thriller
Suspense
Horror
Sci Fi
and
Fantasy
 
This Friday we want to host you in sharing some of our favorite scary stories that range from the spooky to the downright delusional!
 
You’ll want to come by and spend some time with the following incredible lineup:
 
 
 
 
 
This #FridayTheThirteenth come by and join in on the #author #extravaganza hosted by @LadySai #giveaways #fun #paranormal #horror #romance
 
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Author Of The Month - Dan Skinner - Week Two

Join us again today as we continue our celebrations for this fabulous author.

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Author Of The Month - Dan Skinner - Week One

Join us as we kick off our month-long celebrations for the ever so awesome Dan Skinner, with excerpts from his books, his favorite things, and a giveaway too!

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Fall into October book giveaways

Fall into Fall with these seven October giveaways. To read more details go the the giveaways page by clicking the covers and titles.

 

 

language: English

format: ebook

categories: Fantasy, YA, Romance, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Fiction

A magical journey set in 16th century Italy.
Berka was raised by her hermit father in the wild, secluded from human society. At the dawn of her fifteenth summer she meets a faun, a being from a different realm. The two are instantly drawn to each other, but their secret meetings are soon disturbed by the arrival of a group of bandits. The threat intensifies when the group’s leader establishes an alliance with evil spirits from the underworld. Berka’s father comes up with an escape plan, but she doesn’t want to leave and so she finds another way to deal with the inevitable peril....
 
 
language: English
format: ebook
categories: Romance, Contemporary, Erotica, Chick lit, Action & Adventure, Crime
For readers 18+ years old
The first ever BookLikes giveaway hosted by Sai Marie! I'm excited to provide some lucky readers with a free ebook copy of my book, Simply Scarlet!
All her life she has possessed what would appear to be the perfect life but for Camille de Clervaux appearances are most certainly deceiving and when all she believes turns out to be a lie, she has no idea how to cope. Jeremiah St. Clair has had a life filled with chaos, fighting and loss. As a former Army Ranger turned UFC fighter, Jeremiah has little patience or tolerance for anything but his career but when his eyes fall upon Camille his desire to protect her becomes overwhelming...
 
language: English
format: paperback
categories: Romance, Historical Fiction
The Scot Beds His Wife is the next lush, captivating Victorian romance in the Victorian Rebels series by Kerrigan Byrne.  They’re rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster.  Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants—including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him...more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity...
 
language: English
format: audiobook
categories: Religion & Spiritual
On several occasions, I have been opportune to work closely with the author and have found out the he is a fine Christian, hardworking, a man of great honor and no wonder he is writing about the virtue honor.
He is very articulate and very good when it comes to the work of God. Honor is not giving but it is acquired through hard work and humility. The writer of this book tries to admonish his readers to always seek the honor from God rather than man. This is the biblical standard and it the one that a good Christian should seek after. Honor from men does not always last and it is always bedeviled with strings. It is only God that gives blessing without attaching strings to it...
 
language: English
format: ebook
categories: Fiction
Sam and Laura Job have the perfect life.
They have a wonderful marriage. Beautiful children. Two great careers. They have a beautiful house in the suburbs. The Jobs are bestowed with all the blessings modern life has to offer. Their life was idyllic until a moment of tragedy changed everything for them, forever.
 
language: English
format: audiobook
categories: Biographies & Memoir
Hilarious Children is a book full of true stories of real people's tales about funny and embarrassing children experiences. This book is great for anyone looking to laugh. You will laugh and may even say, "That happened to me."
 
language: English
format: paperback
categories: Children's Books

The story begins with a seed landing in a pretty garden where it begins to grow and eventually forms a little flower bud. But, the little flower bud becomes frightened of things she ‘hears on the wind’; such as the sun that might scorch her petals, the rain that might spoil them, the wind that might blow them away - so the flower doesn’t want to bloom. However, all flowers must bloom, and as the little flower bud opens her petals she overcomes her fears one by one.
 
A Dubious Crime - Gerald J KubickiA Dubious Crime by Gerald J Kubicki
language: English
format: ebook
categories: Action & Adventure
The morning starts out like a routine day for Colton Banyon. Except, the insanely jealous, Loni wants to come to the office and scope out the women that Banyon works with at Dewey & Beatem in Chicago. The entire Patel clan has gone to India to visit with relatives. Previne stays behind, at Banyon's request to inspect an archeological dig site in Las Vegas,. Then the unthinkable happens. There is an explosion at the dig site and Previne is left clinging to life. Her doctors say that she will never recover and they will turn off her life support equipment in three days. Banyon soon discovers that the explosion is no accident and is part of a heinous plot by someone who is just drumming up business...
 

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