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review 2017-04-26 22:09
Ten Thousand Words - Kelli Jean

♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

All In by Lifehouse  --These lyrics describe Oliver and how he feels after he screws things up in New York.   

♫All night staring at the ceiling

counting for minutes I've been feeling this way

So far away and so alone

But you know it's alright

I came to my senses

Letting go of my defenses

There's no way I'm giving up this time

Yeah, you know I'm right here

I'm not losing you this time♫

 

Book Title:  Ten Thousand Words

Author:  Kellie Jean

Series:  Ten Thousand #1

Genre:  New Adult

Source:  Own Kindle eBook

 

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OVERALL RATING:  3.8/5 STARS

 

My Thoughts

 

Overall, a stimulating story, that just suffered from one substantial issue; and one tiny issue.  My bigger issue was TOO MANY SEX SCENES…this is a pet peeve of mine, lately, with the New Adult Genre.  This story had so much going for it, an interesting premise with her being a writer and Ollie as the new cover model of her series.  I loved that…and the sub-plots are also very intriguing too.  I just don't get why she felt the need to add so many full on descriptive sex scenes, sometimes it's ok to leave some of the scenes details to our imaginations.  I'm not sure if I'll keep reading this series…I might…I'll just have to do a lot of skimming through the sexy stuff if need be.  My other issue is the excessive amounts of sappiness, especially from Oliver...actually, entirely from Oliver.

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  3.5/5

Main Characters:  4.2/5

Secondary Characters: 4.8/5

The Feels:  3.7/5

Addictiveness:  3.8/5

Theme or Tone:  4.5/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4/5

Backdrop (World Building): 5/5

Originality:  4.8/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  4/5 Cliffhanger:  Not for Xanthe and Oliver.  The next stories are about different characters.

 

Will I continue this series?  Maybe so.  Like I mentioned there is some interesting subplots going on that I'm sure will get delved into more in future editions.

 

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video 2016-02-03 16:00

Crossing In Time Book Trailer

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video 2015-06-26 16:03

Publisher Karl Beckstrand on new thriller: To Swallow the Earth, an Adventure 108 years in the making!

A man and a woman, each searching for missing family members, clash amid a Nevada silver rush scheme that leaves both unsure who to trust--and scrambling to stay alive.

"A wonderful story of adventure, grit and survival. Karl’s done an amazing job of beautifully illustrating this story through his words. I highly recommend it!" - Lindsay Condie

Source: www.amazon.com/Swallow-Earth-Ransom-Wilcox/dp/0692407979/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435330866&sr=8-1&keywords=karl+beckstrand
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video 2015-04-02 16:15

Check out the creepy book trailer for Michael Buckley's new YA novel, UNDERTOW, coming to book 'shores' May 5th.

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review 2014-12-06 20:11
Mateguas Island, A Novel of Terror and Suspense - Linda Watkins

On a remote island off the coast of Maine, a troubled family is trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and start over. But unbeknownst to them, the property they have inherited is steeped in ancient magic – magic that could seek to consume and destroy them.

An arcane locked box, a strange and foreboding trail into the woods, a seductive young woman, and tales of a malevolent Native American spirit, are just some of the perils Karen Andersen must face in order to find a way to save her family.

GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Competition, Category - Fiction, Supernatural!
Winner of "Honorable Mention" in General Fiction, 2014 Halloween Book Festival!

PRAISE FOR MATEGUAS ISLAND:

"In Watkins' slow-building haunted house novel, the new home that's supposed to save a disintegrating family turns out to hold horrors from the past...The human drama and supernatural dread intertwine, and Watkins keeps the reader invested in Bill and Karen's fates." ~ PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY

"Native American folklore blends with a tale of suspense and horror in the multifaceted Mateguas Island….Mateguas Island employs a device other authors (most notably Stephen King in his classic novel The Shining) have successfully used in placing danger both outside and within the family structure.... Surprising twists and turns and a powerful old box filled with magic: these are the elements of a fine horror story that slowly builds its plot with believable protagonists and engrossing color...Any who like horror stories and gothic fiction will find Mateguas Island an exceptional read."
~D. Donovan, Senior Ebook Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"...a fast-paced and unpredictable story that is both spooky and entertaining. Mateguas Island is an absorbing horror tale and is highly recommended."
~READERS' FAVORITE

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