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review 2020-05-06 03:12
The Lionman Kidnapping - Eve Langlais The Lionman Kidnapping - Eve Langlais


Lessee... the H has issues, mostly due to having been - prior to the treatments - a scrawny dweeb with a receding hairline (well, that's how the book described him). He was the sort who would have lived in his mother's basement if his mother had been a tolerale human being. He ended up in the treatment program, not of his own volition, but because he had a car accident and was on life support. His mom essentially sold him to Chimera. So... he has no idea what he looks like now; just that he has all these animalistic urges, and also no idea how any of this happened.

 

The h...is a free roaming experiment, and also the daughter of one of the Drs. She fried her brain from drug use and has not much of a conscience. She's called in to fetch the H, who has been roaming wild, just outside the lab.

 

Issues I had - he was a little too forgiving of a woman who injected him with tranquilizers multiple times (including the point where he was recaptured). She was just a little too...cold blooded about it.

 

There are other issues, relating to the series in general but they can wait for that last book.

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review 2020-02-01 00:44
Book Review for the Hunted by Bethany Kris
The Hunted (9ine Realms) - Bethany-Kris

 

Ms. Kris does it yet again and what a captivating story this was as it drew you right in from the very beginning and just a few pages in and I was totally enthralled to the very end.

I have to say that I was a little apprehensive going into this story whether I was going to love this story or not as this is not the norm for Ms. Kris because she is really known well for her amazing mafia romance reads but, I can say after reading this story that was filled with secrets,lies,deceit,and a bit of mystery I don't know why I even thought that in the first place because everything this author writes is just simply amazing and I have to say that I loved it so much that I didn't want it to end and had there been a book two I would have dived right into that one too!

I have to say I loved the character's Erxy and Arelle. Arelle was just the sweet and kind a caring type with just a big heart who could be smart ,sassy , sexy and flirty.

Erxy was just one of those characters you felt sorry for as even being a prince he never felt he belonged or was loved by no other than by his mother alone and he also carried around a bit of darkness within him but, once the mother he loved so desperately was taken from him that darkness magnified and he became more intense and bruiting and down right dangerous and full of vengeance.

What I think we loved most about this story was the battle of wills between these two main characters. Erxy and Arelle she was the light and he full of darkness and that fine line of love and hate but , not matter what the draw the mystery the sexual desire and tension always remained there between them and that was hotter than hell and their chemistry off the charts.

I loved that this re-telling was a bit dark as in made the story more interesting and even more intense and even believable that a story like this could actually be true.I have to say Poe was also one of those characters that was not easily forgotten.

We loved the story from beginning to end and everything in between as the story was quite enthralling and it had a great cast of characters whether you loved them or hated them it was the perfect mix of both and no matter what you do you can not out run your fate.I also loved how Eryx also called Arelle his little mermaid all the time because even when he hated her his calling her this was always infused with affection ,lust and even perhaps even love and that always put a smile on our face.

"Just mesmerizing !"

 

 

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review 2019-09-05 23:17
The Real Lolita / Sarah Weinman
The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World - Sarah Weinman

Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of eleven-year-old Sally Horner.

Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, The Real Lolita tells Sally Horner’s full story for the very first time. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records, and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman uncovers how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing Lolita.

Sally Horner’s story echoes the stories of countless girls and women who never had the chance to speak for themselves. By diving deeper in the publication history of Lolita and restoring Sally to her rightful place in the lore of the novel’s creation, The Real Lolita casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.
 

 

I read this book to fill the Truly Terrifying square of my 2019 Halloween Bingo Card.

I heard the author of The Real Lolita interviewed on the radio and was immediately intrigued. I’ve read true crime. I’ve read biography and books seeking to trace an author’s process. But this is the first book I’ve read that really combines the two and does so effectively.

When I think about Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, I think about a work of fiction. But where did Nabokov get his idea from? It turns out that this true crime story may have provided the final details and framework for this recognized classic of fiction. Weinman has spent time in the author’s archives and has been able to connect the dots in a most convincing way.

But the author doesn’t forget the real girl--Sally Horner--and her awful predicament. Her separation from her family by an unscrupulous man and his sexual abuse of this extremely young girl. I was struck by how differently we look at society and children now--it wouldn’t be likely nowadays that a mother would send her daughter off with a person she didn’t know. It was a more trusting age, trusting that people had good intentions towards others. And yet, even in our more suspicious times, young girls still get kidnapped. Witness first person accounts like Elizabeth Smart’s My Story and non-fiction like Captive: One House, Three Women and Ten Years in Hell by Allan Hall. Indeed, the author read some of these accounts to assess what Sally’s life with her abductor might have been like.

It seems that Nabokov was interested in this theme long before the Sally Horner disappearance, but her situation seems to have resonated with him somehow. What he did was fictionalize the whole experience from Humbert Humbert’s perspective and give us an amazingly literate look at the criminal’s point of view. His wife’s notes, however, indicate that he wanted the audience to recognize the plight of Lolita in the fraudulent worldview of Humbert.

I haven’t yet read Lolita and I wondered whether I actually would, but this book makes me think that I must give it a try. Thank you, Ms. Weinman, for giving me a reason for attempting what is acknowledged to be a great novel.

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review 2019-06-13 22:53
Book Review for Save Grace by Rie Warren
Save Grace (Blood Legion MC #2) - Rie Warren

 

 

What a heart wrenching story this was!The story had you engrossed from the very first pages.The story was full of pain and one of acceptance but, one man fought for the both of them and for the women he loved to be free and failing was not an option.
 
Killian and Grace had one of the oddest courtship that I have read about but, it was cute in an endearing sort of way as Killian fought to gain Grace's trust in order get her our for the life she is currently living because poor Grace was traded and sold into sexual slavery yet again.
 
Grace we met in book one where she was forced to whore herself by a group of horrible people but, she also got caught up in the war between the MC and White Lair and just disappeared but, not forgotten but, yet again Grace has been thrown into yet again other sick game her master is now playing but, this time around she might not survive once its played out.
 
I loved Grace and Killian together as Killian wore his heart on his sleeve the entire time and they had amazing chemistry together . My heart bleed for Grace time and time again and not only for what she had survived so far but, for the pain that was coming her way yet again.
 
Killian and Grace had chemistry but, they also had a amazing friendship that developed into so much more.We loved that Killian courted Grace in the only way he could even if it was a bit unconventional but it was a bunch of firsts for Grace her first kiss,first date and first love and something that was freely given between a couple who genuinely cared for one another.
 
Overall all the story was full of suspense and had drama and villainous characters and one whooping big surprise that you never saw coming.The story was one big emotional roller coaster for both the reader and its characters.We enjoyed it.
 
We are enjoying this series and looking forward to our next read.
 
 
4 stars form us
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review 2019-06-06 10:50
Review! Madness Unmasked (Dragons of Zalara #3) M.L. Guida!

 

 

 

 

TGIF Readers! Today I am going visit the Dragons of Zalara as Ysam kidnaps his mate and crash lands on a hostile planet! Enjoy and don't forget to add Madness Unmasked by M.L. Guida to your shelves!

 

 

 

 

Ysam, a dragon shifter, must kidnap his mate and bring her back to Zalara if he ever wants to join the crew of the Orion. But he's got a big secret.


Kathy Strong, a psychic and a defense attorney, swore off all aliens and is furious when she wakes up in a space craft. All she wants to do is return to Earth and have a normal life.

 

Caught in an asteroid storm with communications jammed, they are forced to land on a hostile planet. With flesh-eating aliens on the prowl, can Kathy and Ysam trust each other to survive?


 

 

He must kidnap his mate and bring her back to Zalara if he ever wants to join the Orion crew, but Ysam has got a big secret. All she wants is a normal life on Earth and so she swore off all aliens, so Kathy Strong is furious when she wakes up in a space craft. They were forced to land on a hostile planet with flesh-eating aliens, and now Kathy and Ysam will have to trust each other in order to survive.

 

This alien dragon shifter romance is an emotionally gripping story with some very touching moments that may invoke some tears. These strong characters easily draw readers into their story as they try to overcome a past tragedy that threatens to keep them apart causing lots of emotional turmoil and heated exchanges. The chemistry between is electrical so sparks tend to fly when Kathy demands to be returned to Earth, but when their situation goes from bad to worse, this couple discovers a bond that triumphs over all.

 

The plot is fast paced and keeps readers glued to their seats with lots of thrilling action and suspense, allies and enemies, and some very clever planning. This series is quite intriguing with some unique space dragon elements that makes for a refreshing change and readers will definitely come back for more of this fascinating world.

 


 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39685927-madness-unmasked

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/madness-unmasked-m-l-guida/book,14005351

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/madness-unmasked-dragons-of-zalara-by-m-l-guida

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1049104

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=JSMHtwEACAAJ&dq=m.l.+guida+madness+unmasked&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiCuIiWvLfiAhUP0awKHZ5GCIAQ6AEIKjAA

 

 

 

 

 

Madness Unmasked is the 3rd book in the Dragons of Zalara series.

 

Author - https://mlguida.com/books/dragons-of-zalara/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/232346-dragons-of-zalara

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DW1T6TR?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 


 

1 Madness Unleashed
2 Madness Unhinged
2.5 Touch of Madness (Magic, New Mexico)
3 Madness Unmasked
3.5 Touch of Darkness (Magic, New Mexico)
4 Madness Unbalanced

 

 

Dragons of Zarlara are allies with the Bears of Aria


https://www.goodreads.com/series/246390-bears-of-aria

 

 

AVAILABLE in ebook

 

Amazon - http://a.co/96NlCpH

 

 

 

Vampires, demons and witches! I love to write about these dark entities and the darker the better. My characters are plunged into worlds where they experience torture and mayhem, but even in a world of darkness, true love survives. I write both, sci-fi, contemporary and historical paranormal stories.


 

Website - https://mlguida.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5177984.M_L_Guida

 

Twitter - http://twitter.com/mlguida

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MLGuidaauthor

 

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/jlbowenauthor/

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/m-l-guida


 

 

 

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