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text 2019-04-23 04:01
Starting Buddy Read: Indigo
Indigo - Beverly Jenkins


by Beverly Jenkins

Progress:  4%  (16 of 399 pages)

I'm a little late to the party, but going by the flow and writing, this book won't take me long to finish, as long as I don't get distracted by more family stuff again.

So far I'm getting an okay feel for the story, though the beginning is kind of slow to start.  I'm only one chapter in so far, however, so it's still too early to make any other opinions.

I'm also in the middle of a few other books I'm wanting to finish, but I hope to give this one my full attention soon!

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2019/04/starting-buddy-read-indigo.html
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review 2019-04-22 17:20
Final Thoughts: Indigo
Indigo - Beverly Jenkins

I'm so happy I discovered Ms Jenkins! This novel was absolutely amazing, so thanks to my reading buddies here for bringing this author to my attention. Hester's story was heartbreaking and uplifting, and the blend of history and fiction was seamless. I appreciated the fact that the story behind the "traitor" was nuanced, and not a simple whodunit; it was shocking and sad, but ultimately resolved in the best way possible.


I also loved the fact that there was a bibliography at the end, so I can read up on the Road. I do remember visiting Harper's Ferry on a family trip as a child (I spent about a decade in the U.S., and my parents wanted to explore all facets of its history while we lived there), where there's a memorial museum to Brown and his daring, tragic attack. But now I want to know more about the everyday men and women who made these escapes possible.


My one question is: Does Raymond have his own book? Because I would absolutely read it.

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url 2019-04-22 15:57
Win 5 Romance Novels This Earth Month
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review 2019-04-22 15:55
The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker
The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities 4) - Lucy V. Parker

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Coming from a legacy of actors, Freddy is only twenty-three and has been acting for thirteen years. After her father's career ended in a way that makes her feel somewhat responsible, she has tried to mold her career to what he has wanted. When a chance between taking a role he wants for her and one she wants for herself, with some added family legacy drama, things come to ahead.

  1. (Jamie) Ford-Griffin has been trying to keep his family and their ancestral home afloat. When his brother comes to him with another seemingly harebrained idea, he despairs even more. His family and Freddy's have some history and her father is currently blocking a project he needs to go ahead for income but there is something about Freddy's warm exuberant personality that calls to his normally grumpy taciturn self.

It's an Austen house party full of drama, intrigue, villains, and falling in love.


It was a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in a rut must be in want of a spot of murder, mayhem, and true love.


If you've read the other three books in the London Celebrities series, you'll remember glimpses of Freddy and Jamie. This works as a standalone but one of the author's strong points is how well she writes an interconnected world. She immerses you in these character's lives and surrounds them with believable friends, family, and outer issues. I did feel at times like Freddy and Jamie's romance got pushed to the side in favor of the overall picture but I still felt their romance and believed in it. The story can be said to be a two villain piece, a co-actor of Freddy's and her father, I think the co-actor could have been cut (she does play a part in pushing the family legacy drama) in favor of declogging or making more breathing room for Jamie and Freddy. Every other secondary character I thought was perfection in enhancing the story and our main characters.


There were few people he would ever really know, see as they were and not through a hundred different filters of perception. When he touched Freddy, when he looked into her eyes, he felt as if he was starting to see her. It was sexual, it was physical, but it was also the tentative stirring of a connection that he couldn’t explain, couldn’t put into words even in his own mind.


As I mentioned, the outside events of Jamie having some family and financial struggles, Freddy straining against her dad's wants for her in favor of her own, the live play production, co-actor villain, and the family legacy drama, sometimes took time away from Freddy and Jamie. However, these two bonded together beautifully and Jamie gives one of the best declaration/love speech I have read; the truth in it outshone any sexy, sappy, or overly sweet speech we otherwise may have gotten. These two got each other and I reveled in how they spoke to each other and bonded.


I also loved how Jamie's relationship with his brother Charlie played out on page and how Freddy and her sister went through their ups and downs together. I thought Freddy's relationship arc with her dad was given a bit of an easy ending, there was a lot to wrap-up at the ending and I think this got shortchanged a bit. The author seemed to be teasing future books with Freddy's sister and a professional rival (the rival's ticking jaw during their live broadcast, y'all) that I will be showing up with bells on for.


She pressed her palm to his cheek. “You make me feel equal,” she murmured slowly, and he rested his forehead on hers.


This author has a writing style and tone that sucks me into her worlds and makes me believe in and feel her characters, I highly recommend her and this series. I did think at times the romance between the leads was overshadowed a bit at times but I enjoyed what was doing the overshadowing, part of the family legacy drama involved a secret forgotten romance (Violet and William) that had my eyes watering. If looking for a contemporary romance to sink into, this book and series will have you lost in the characters and world.

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review 2019-04-22 11:00
Release Day Review! The Rookie (Fire's Edge #2) Abigail Owen!



Hello Readers! Join me today in saying Happy Book Birthday to Abigail Owen and her newest release - The Rookie! Enjoy and don't forget to add The Rookie to your book shelves!






To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can’t fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way.


Sera Morrison lost her parents and her husband in short order, leaving her a single mother running her family winery alone. Nothing could ever have prepared her for the discovery that she’s a destined dragon mate. But once she finds out, there’s only one man she wants—the one who walks away.


However, the Alliance Council has its own agenda. They want to use her as a political pawn and force a mating that could ultimately kill her to save the High King. Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her, even if it means their close proximity reinforces their own mating bond. And mating with him could end up being a far worse fate for Sera....



Each book in the Fire's Edge series is STANDALONE:

* The Mate (prequel)
* The Boss
* The Rookie



Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy every second of every day and has fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. After having lost her parents and husband, single mother Sera Morrison runs her family winery alone but nothing could have prepared her for the discovery that she is a dragon mate. With the Alliance Council wanting to use Sera as a political pawn, Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her even though mating with him could end being a far worse fate for Sera.


This dragon shifter romance is very intense and full of thrilling suspense, scorching passion, and a romance that rocks the dragon world. Aidan and Sera are two strong, convincing characters that readers can easily relate to and really want to get to know. The chemistry sizzles with vivid intensity that readers can practically feel from every page but with an unexpected twist, this romance has some seriously impossible seeming obstacles that makes the hair stand up on readers’ necks with all the possibilities of where things could go. This keeps the romance part of this story is constant turmoil right alongside all the emotional turmoil that Aidan and Sera experience due to the possible mating.


This story is fast paced and flows from one thrilling suspenseful moment to the next with a quickness that ensures that readers never experience a dull moment. Surprising twists, rogue dragons and a manipulative agenda keeps the excitement building throughout the story as readers wonder just how this couple could possibly reach for their HEA. In a stunning and moving conclusion, someone decides their own fate and surprises others with their fates, making this one edgy and exhilarating read that readers can’t possible put down.



Author's Book Page - https://abigailowen.com/abigails-books/fires-edge/the-rookie/




Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44168293-the-rookie


BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/the-rookie-abigail-owen/book,14003477


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-rookie-by-abigail-owen


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1045361


GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=j7KPDwAAQBAJ&dq=abigail+owen+the+rookie&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjfoLfsiNPhAhVCXKwKHdaABxcQ6AEIKjAA






The Rookie is the 2nd book in the Fire's Edge Series!


The heroes of the Fire’s Edge series are a team of enforcers who were hand picked by their kings to enforce the laws in the colonies. The position is one of honor, given only to the best fighters and most loyal dragons. So how can they question the very processes and laws they’ve sworn to uphold?


Fire’s Edge is a new paranormal romance series featuring dragon shifters. This is a 4-book series which will be released alternating with the author's upcoming Inferno Rising series. All 8 books of the 2 series will be tied together by the world, a few characters, and a few story lines.


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/243015-fire-s-edge


Author - https://abigailowen.com/abigails-books/fires-edge/


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QCZ92DZ?ref=series_rw_dp_labf


Entangled - https://entangledpublishing.com/author/abigail-owen


.5 The Mate
1 The Boss
2 The Rookie



The Mate is currently free at the following retailers


Amazon: http://bit.ly/mate-amz

B&N: http://bit.ly/mate-bn

Apple: http://bit.ly/mate-apl

Kobo: http://bit.ly/mate-kobo

Google: http://bit.ly/mate-ggl



Fire's Edge runs concurrently with Inferno Rising!



Inferno Rising #1 The Rogue King (July 30, 2019)

Preorder links availale at







Entangled - https://entangledpublishing.com/the-rookie.html


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q7TS8WK


B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131079907?ean=9781640637894


iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-rookie/id1458362719?mt=11


Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-rookie-21


GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Abigail_Owen_The_Rookie?id=j7KPDwAAQBAJ




Award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.


For the latest news and exclusive excerpts, SUBSCRIBE to Abigail’s monthly NEWSLETTER: http://eepurl.com/Lw2XH


Abigail also writes award-winning contemporary romance under the name Kadie Scott.


Website - http://www.abigailowen.com/

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6517455.Abigail_Owen

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/abigail-owen

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