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review 2017-09-04 00:27
Review: The Truth by Peter James
The Truth - Peter James

Published by: Orion (2nd August 2007 -reprint)

 

ISBN: 978-1407220505

 

Source:  Purchased 

 

Rating: 4.5*

 

Synopsis:

Susan and John Carter are crazy about each other and life is perfect but for one thing - they are on the brink of financial disaster. Surely being a surrogate mother to another man's child won't harm such a strong relationship? Especially when the mysterious Mr Sarotzini is offering to save their home and business - everything they've worked for.

What seems to be a perfect solution begins to feel like an impossible situation. Susan's pregnancy is disturbingly painful but no-one will tell her why. It becomes apparent that Sarotzini wields immense power and Susan begins to doubt everything she knows. As she realises the terrifying origin of the dark forces Sarotzini controls she is in fear for herself and John but most of all for her unborn baby ...

 

Review:

What seems like the perfect solution to the Carter's financial problems is the central theme of this horrific tale. Cleverly written, with dark characters and terrifying, grotesque attention to detail, the couple's involvement with the mysterious Satotzini and Susan's ensuing pregnancy are described in meticulous detail. Susan's dreams, in particular, a hard image to shake from the mind.

 

Although this book is gruesome in parts, I was utterly compelled to keep reading. I had to find out what happened to Susan and her baby. I picked this book up in the hospital as I had nothing with me to read and a long wait ahead. I thought I might be mildly entertained, perhaps pass the few hours, I certainly wasn't expecting it to be so gripping! I've read a couple of books by the author in the past, although not for some time. Why I've not read more, I'm not sure, but I'll definitely be reading more of his work in the future!

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review 2017-02-16 16:34
Book review – Sight Unseen, by Susan Mac Nicol
Sight Unseen - Susan Mac Nicol

Loved, just loved this.

Loved the language, loved the story, and loved the way life goes on, only differently.

 

So happy to see that there were no quick fixes, and no miraculous come backs, only a hard-earned struggle to make life work again.

 

Kudos, author, you did a great job.

We need more books like this one.

Simply loved it.

 

*** Bought this book with my own monies ***

Source: annalund2011.booklikes.com/post/1530752/book-review-sight-unseen-by-susan-mac-nicol
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review 2017-01-06 03:31
Book Review for An Outlaw for Christmas: Back Down Devil MC Bad Boy Romance By London Casey


An Outlaw for Christmas: Back Down Devil MC Bad Boy Romance

By London Casey
5 stars
Reviewed by : Angels

Format : Kindle Edition

Published by : Amazon Digital Services & London Casey

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Motorcycle Club Romance ,Bad Boy Romance 
 
 

Blurb
 
I've finally patched in to Back Down Devil MC and I'm ready to drink, fight and enjoy any willing woman. Then they give me my first assignment: I'm going to be a babysitter?! Tia, a woman half the city is hunting, needs protection. Okay, fine. Except she turns out to be a smart-mouthed, curvy beauty who sets my soul on fire. And Prez makes it clear: if I so much as touch her, I'm out of the club. 
 


The tension is unbearable: every time I look at this woman, I'm imagining throwing her down on the bed. Then it gets worse: when her enemies close in, Tia and I are sent off to a remote cabin in the woods. Neither of us can resist. Her body is mine. And I know this is about more than just making her moan my name. I'm crazy for this woman.

 


They can take my cut, my ride, even my life...but I'm not giving her up.

 
 
~*~
 


London Casey is the pen name for bestselling romance author Karolyn James

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Our Review

Let me start off by saying this is a new author for me and I have to say that I picked a good one.I throughly enjoyed this Holiday story.I happened to come across this author in a Holiday promo and thought it would great to read a few Holiday stories that were different from the norm so I picked several MC authors to try out and I have a say that all the stories I read I loved so I picked up the rest of the stories in their series.


Wow! I was hooked from the very first pages and devoured the story until it was finished.There was so much going on right from the very beginning intrigue,sexual tension,aura of danger ,sharp whit and tons of humor .The main story was about Tia and Big D known as Diesel also.I have to say I loved both character's they were interesting funny,playful,protective of each other,sexually attracted to one another and a whole lot of hotness in the air.


I normally pick one character that turned out to be a favorite of mine in a story and mine turned out to be Big D.Although I loved Tia Big D went through a lot of healing in this story even though he might not have recognized what was happening with Tia being present in his life.I loved the fact that although Big D was a newly patched  he should have been enjoying the benefits of the club for those new members but, he did not get enjoy them making him so damn uptight and frustrated it was a funny site to see. Diesel's windfall of those benefits were deprived of him because of his new job of protecting Tia.It was funny to see him so sexually frustrated it made me laugh with his antics of refraining especially as Tia was off limits to him and all members to the club. I found Big D to take his job seriously even though he wanted Tia from the first moment he saw her.I also found Diesel to be protective funny had a sense of humor and big heart even though he doesn't let most people in or close.Diesel wrestled with a few demons of his own in this story and one of them was hating Christmas which Tia absolutely loved and it was her favorite time of year.I love the fact that although he hated Christmas he went out of his way to make Tia's Christmas something special even when they were on the run from killers.He opened his heart for Tia which totally made me fall in love with him as you saw it was extremely hard thing for him to do.


This was just a great story from the beginning to the end a page turner of intrigue.Tia and Big D 's sexual tension was off the charts.I had to laugh at his punishment stunt for Tia for making him rock hard constantly and frustrated.That was some punishment guys and girls ! (LOL)I loved Tia to she really had a vibrant personality and was protective loving, funny and real  backbone.Tia is the type of gal every hard ass biker needs Tia's the perfect fit.

 

I was glad to be part of Tia's and big journey as the couple were falling in loving , both healing in their own way from their past hurts  that they had in there life and cleaning house with their current ones.Big D grew the most throughout this story and also had the most to lose if he wanted to kept Tia in his life after all is said and done.Tia also had some really hard choices to make also if she was going to find a life with Diesel.I really loved these characters and connected with both of them from the very beginning which is important to me when reading a story to have a connection with them.The author also did a great job at bringing all the secrets to life which made the story even more intriguing as it went along.We loved it and are looking forward to reading the others in the MC series.We are giving this a 5 star read and putting it on our favorites shelf for new author's.

 








About the Author
London Casey aka Karolyn James
 
USA TODAY/NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Karolyn James has seen massive success since the launch of her series, Back Down Devil MC. In 2016, RUTHLESS HOLD & AN OUTLAW MONSTER both became top 100 ebooks in the entire Kindle store! 

BREAKING NEWS: The Back Down Devil MC series has just been renewed for another 12 books!

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In October 2013, as part of a boxed set, All Access (Chasing Cross Book One)(A Brothers of Rock Novel) hit both the NY Times & USA Today bestsellers lists! And right now, All Access (Chasing Cross Book One) (A Brothers of Rock Novel) is FREE for Kindle!

Under the pen name London Casey, the MC romance series Back Down Devil MC has seen the top of the romantic suspense charts! 

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review 2017-01-03 00:30
Book Review for Los Perdidos MC Sons of Glory Motorcycle Club Romance By Daphene Loveling
 

 Los Perdidos MC
Sons of Glory Motorcycle Club Romance
By Daphene Loveling
 
3.5 stars
Reviewed by : Angels

Format : Kindle Edition


Published by : Amazon Digital Services & Daphne Loveling

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Motorcycle Club Romance ,Bad Boy Romance 
 
 

Blurb
 
Jenny:
I knew Smoke was bad news. It was written all over him like the tattoos that lined his muscular arms. From the moment the vice-president of the Los Perdidos MC approached me with that panty-melting stare, I should have run far, far away. But I’ve never been one to take the easy way out. 

No matter how wrong it was, no matter how much I fought it, I couldn’t stay away. My friends tried to warn me. They tell me he’s dangerous. They’re right. But with him, I feel more alive than I ever have. Men like this don’t come with a white picket fence. If I stay with him, I’m risking everything. It’s his world or mine. All out, or all in. Once I choose, I can never go back.


Los Perdidos MC  is a full-length, standalone romance novel with steamy hot sex, strong language, a HEA and absolutely NO CLIFFHANGER. 
 
Our Review

A new MC Romance author for Angels to read.I have to say this was an interesting story with like-able characters in it but,was just missing something for me.The two main characters Smoke and Flame (aka Jennifer) had a instant attraction toward one another from the moment they met.Smoke gave off the aura of a Bad Ass super sexy hot male alpha that said (Danger Beware).Jennifer was a hot sexy college student who felt she was missing something and went looking for someone to change all that.

Smoke comes from a family with a past where two parent's were from two different worlds that created friction in there marriage with his mom never really embracing the Motorcycle Club life.Smoke is at that crossroads in his own life which causes him a bit of turmoil on how to deal with his own current situation.Can he make this relationship work with Jennifer or call it quits before either party gets hurt?


I did feel for both characters.You do feel for Flame and what she is going through trying to decide if she can embrace this kind of life to be with Smoke or to walk away.There is really no in between for her so her decision is a very big one.From the very beginning you don't see a happy ever after for this couple.


I will say that that Flame really surprised me in this story.I did not think Jennifer had the guts to do the things she did in certain situations in this story and turn around and be cool with it.I will also say she surprised me on how she handled the ex girlfriend situation.I have to say that girl had some major backbone to stay with Smoke after this confrontation.If this had be me I would have said see yeah...


The relationship with Flame and Smoke was very intense.The sexual situations between these to where sexy, fun and loving.I think the reader new they to were falling in love before they did.


Enjoyable read and we are giving this story 3.5 stars.I wanted to really give it 4 stars but the story was lacking a bit .I felt that there was that intense element of danger missing from Smoke and his club activities and his own involvement in it.Another thing that bothered me was his interactions with Flame about what the club was involved in and how they make there living and his explanations.I realize this is a story of fiction but from all that I have read and learned about the club life and club business I could not see a conversation that he had with Flame being at all possible when mums the word when it comes to there old ladies or possible old ladies.I was waiting just for the story to wow me and it just did not.For me as a reader it is important to connect with the characters I read about and I wasn't able to connect with the characters in this story.That being said it was an enjoyable story of two people from two different worlds trying to meet each other half way to find a future together.

 
About the Author
 
 
Small town girl in the big city. Incurable romantic. Hopeless optimist in a realist's body. 

Owned by two cats. 

A sucker for a bad boy with a soft center.
 
 
 
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2016-12-14 05:34
Suspicious minds
The Semper Sonnet - Seth J. Margolis

When Stephanie at Stephanie's Book Reviews reviewed this book, I was intrigued enough to check it out on Amazon.  The Kindle edition was only 99 cents. so I splurged and bought it.

 

Disclosure:  I paid the full retail price for the Kindle edition.  I do not know the author, nor have I ever had any contact with him about this book or any other matter.  I am an author of contemporary gothic and historical romances.

 

This is not really a review, since I've only read a couple chapters and may or may not read any more.  But I'm so disgusted by what I found that I feel compelled to post this information.  As an author, I cannot post it on Amazon; authors are not allowed to post negative comments/reviews.

 

I know virtually nothing about the publisher of this item, Diversion Books of New York City.  They have a website that makes them look professional, and they seem to have a number of authors and titles in their catalogue.  But I personally would never recommend them to anyone, based on my reading of the opening chapters of this book.

 

Editors are supposed to fix errors.  Although editors are human and make mistakes, they shouldn't make big fat obvious ones.

 

 

Screen shot from K4PC

 

 

 

 

Copied text from later in the same chapter:

 

Lee Nicholson would not be wounded. She would not bleed.

Margolis, Seth. The Semper Sonnet (Kindle Location 245). Diversion Books. Kindle Edition.

 

Copied text from the next chapter:

 

“You haven’t been charged with anything, Miss Nichols.”

Margolis, Seth. The Semper Sonnet (Kindle Location 292). Diversion Books. Kindle Edition.

Copied text from later in the next chapter:

 

Where would she go?

“Miss Nichols?”

Detective Lowry was staring at her with something verging on concern.

Margolis, Seth. The Semper Sonnet (Kindle Locations 317-318). Diversion Books. Kindle Edition.

 

 

And later:

 

“Leslie Nichols?”

She turned from her dresser to face one of the plainclothes men sifting through every item in her bedroom.

“I’m known as Lee. Lee Nichols.”

Margolis, Seth. The Semper Sonnet (Kindle Locations 365-367). Diversion Books. Kindle Edition.

 

An error like that is pretty much unforgivable.  I caught it on a first reading late at night when I was tired as hell.

 

Names are important . They are one of the first identifiers of a character.  They can also stop a reader in her tracks if they're wrong or jarring or . . . too familiar.

 

From early in Chapter 1:

 

Her mentor at Columbia, David Eddings, had assured her that it was her looks and not her scholarship that had landed her a spot on the news.

Margolis, Seth. The Semper Sonnet (Kindle Locations 224-225). Diversion Books. Kindle Edition.

 

David Eddings was a well-known author of several best-selling fantasy series.  Coming across an unusual name of a real person like this is a jolt that pulls a reader out of the make-believe world of the novel.  Had the name been Donald Eddings or David Geddings, I would never have noticed it.  But I did notice "David Eddings" and was immediately on alert.

 

When the main character's name changed from "Lee Nicholson" to "Lee Nichols," the importance of the other name doubled.  "Leigh Nichols" is one of the many pseudonyms of another best-selling author, Dean Koontz.

(spoiler show)

 

 

Had this been a self-published book, I probably would have stopped reading at that point and just posted a DNF review.  There were other elements of the plot that bothered me even at less than 4% into the book, but I could have overlooked those if I felt confident of the writing.  But because it was published by a third party, I decided to do a little more research.

 

The first stop was Amazon, to see what the reviews were like.  Oh man, oh man, oh man, here we go again.

 

The Semper Sonnet's dedication:

 

For Jean Naggar

Margolis, Seth. The Semper Sonnet (Kindle Location 64). Diversion Books. Kindle Edition.

 

 From the Amazon page for the book:

 

 

Full transparency my ass.

 

Oh, and that 1 comment?  It's Jean Naggar's link to her own book.  Follow that up and you'll find that Ms. Naggar is a literary agent.  I'd be willing to bet she's Seth Margolis's agent.

 

Full transparency my ass.

 

So now I have a really bad taste in my mouth about this author and this book.  I regret spending even 99 cents on it and putting 35 cents in Margolis's bank account, 7 cents of which probably went to Naggar.

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