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Jane Blake: True Sinner by Kelly Shade

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Jane Blake: True Sinner (Book #1 of the Jane Blake Series) is one amazing novel! Mystery is one of my favorite genres and usually, I have high expectations when it comes to reading a mystery book - Jane Blake exceeded them!
The plot is complex and thrilling - the ex-con artist Jane is tricked into working with the hacker Ryan in the police but this is not all. Ryan makes her solve his mother's murder and in exchange, he's helping her dig into her own past. And what a past she has - Jane is adopted, at a young age, someone tries to kidnap her and before she was saved this person tells her that her real parents are looking for her. From then on, Jane tries to find who they are, but guess what, she finds a relative but he is not what she expected so she ended up hunting him down with her team. I'm not going to give any more spoilers - you have to read it!
The novel is fast-paced and full of twists and turns, complicated situations, and wit. The characters are well-developed and interesting. While the main plot is running and each chapter gives us clues, other cases are worked on by the team. These small cases are also well thought and interesting.
There is a love story as a subplot but it is just starting, so I'm guessing it will be developed more in the next books.
Jane is one amazing woman with many talents - she has amazing detective skills, she is cunning, she has trust issues, she is a loner... but she doesn't really want to be alone anymore... I enjoyed the strong female lead. Ryan is the calmer but yet strong in his own way, with a talent that lacks in Jane - hacking and good with tech along with his detective skills. Hunt is the old school cop with his own tragedy, Valdez is the career type of guy, Carter is the ex sniper with a sense of humor and no luck with women... What can I say - I loved the characters! I can keep going but I don't want to give spoilers and to ruin your fun. Just read the book.

I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to read the second!

Christian
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Sane Grace by Oliver Phipps 

Sane Grace

Recommended a 100%

Sane Grace is one exciting sci-fi with lots of twists and humor in the right places. If you like a strong female lead with high intelligence and a whole lot of skills, this is the book for you.

I liked everything about Sane Grace - the characters, the plot, and the cover. It was one exciting read and I will surely read more books from Oliver Phipps.

But be warned, the story will glue you to the book! When you start reading, you won't be able to put it down!

Julie
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Drop dead Cowboy by Diane Bator  

Drop Dead Cowboy

I've Enjoyed the book

As a mystery lover, I may say that this book is really good. It is a cozy mystery that makes it a light and very enjoyable read. 
I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the plot and the development of the characters. It is an interesting book that I will recommend to anyone. 
The thing that I enjoyed the most is the way the author describes place - you will totally dive into her world! The story itself is clever and exciting, the characters are likable... what else do you need in a book?


Julie
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Sybrina Durant has surely made a big impression on me. Cleo Can Tie A Bow is a cute story, that teaches young children (and probably even their parents) how to tie perfect bows. As many of the readers here have pointed out, the illustrations are cute and on point, the instructions are clear and easy to understand and the overall layout of the book is great!

I'm sure that every parent would benefit from getting the book - the great illustrations and engaging text will keep your child entertained and will teach them something, that we all need to know - how to tie a bow! Well, it sure did for my little one.

Christian
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Cleo Can Tie A Bow: A Rabbit and Fox Story by Sybrina Durant 

Without Direction by E. N. Crane 

I picked Without Direction not realizing it was part of a series but this didn't matter - even though it was the 2nd book I was able to follow the story and the characters with no problem.
The book itself is a bit dark at times, but which mystery-thriller isn't? I enjoyed the vivid descriptions and the way the author keeps you guessing. I don't want to give any spoilers, so I will tell you this - the book is worth it!
Well written and engaging fast-paced thriller!

Julie
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Fragments of Fear by Michael Kelso

Fragments of Fear 5

Fragments of Fear is indeed a very good horror collection.
The short stories in it are all interesting and creepy. They are well-written and definitely enjoyable!
At moments I was really creeped out and I applaud the author for that. I do read a lot of books in different genres and I can tell that this author knows what he's doing.
I'm not a huge fan of the horror genre but I will surely read more from this author!

Recommended a 100%

Julie
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Buried Secrets by Krissy Baccaro

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I should start off with the fact, that I would have rated Buried Secrets 4.5 out of 5 stars, but since there isn't such an option I am putting 5 stars ... and here's why:

The scenery, the twists and turns, the heart-breaking story it depicts, the way Ella deciphers all the clues left by her grandfather - the whole story is just mesmerizing, leaving you wanting for more.

But really, the only thing that I wished was different, is the ending. After I finished the book I was left with a few unanswered questions, which is not unheard of (maybe Krissy Baccaro is leaving some mystery for a second book, who knows), but it would've been great if there was a complete closure.

Overall I enjoyed the book from start to finish and I'll be looking forward to reading more from Ms. Baccaro!

Christian
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Treat Yourself by Dr. Alan Trites

A very nice read for everyone who wants to improve their health. In the book, there are a lot of facts and tips that will really help you! I liked the fact that the author guides and advice his readers in an easy-to-read, understandable way.
I believe that everyone who wants to take care of him/herself should try to do the work alone, not only to run to the doctor and expect miracles! Treat Yourself is a nice start for that!


Julie
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The Familiar Dead by Megan Weiss

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In the beginning, when I saw this book I thought this was fiction. But guess what - it's not! It is nice and interesting nonfiction!
The Familiar Dead is a very interesting book covering the paranormal and supernatural questions that, let's face it, we all have!
First of all, I may say that it is a very interesting subject which is not discussed enough as it is accepted as, as the author says, childish or fictional.
I'm very pleasantly surprised by how much information the author gives in this book. It is well-written and really informative. She covers the history of Spiritualism, practices of the old times, and a whole lot of the supernatural and ghosts. It is well-researched and well delivered to the reader.
I highly recommend it!


Julie
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TRIUMPH: A Novel Of The Human Spirit by Jodi Lea Stewart

TRIUMPH is a great book. Wait, that's an understatement - it's a GREAT book! It can truly glue you to your Kindle. I liked it all - the plots of each of the stories, how they connect and complete the whole picture, like perfectly-fitting puzzle pieces. It definitely won a place in my "re-read" list and I'll be sure to closely follow Jodi Lea Stewart's work, so I can get my hands on the next gem she'll publish!

Christian
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In Your Dreams by Robert Sanborn

In Your Dreams

Magic, Witchcraft, Suspense, all kinds of Magical creatures and demons.... It is fantastic!
I loved the way this book was written - so descriptive and engaging! The characters are well-developed and interesting. The author is telling the story so well that I couldn't put it down.
I loved the suspense. I loved everything about this book!
A real page-turner!

Julie
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I Had A Secret For Seventeen Years by Tori Shaw

I must start with the fact, that I'm not a very religious person. This is important to mention because of the obvious fact that this is a Christian book and everything more or less revolves around God and Jesus. However, regardless of the strength of my fate, it would be foolish of me not to appreciate the mastery with which the book was written. Tori Shaw shares her experiences surrounding her abortion when she was only a teenager, a child. She goes over all of her feelings, experiences, and deep thoughts, pouring them on the pages.

Mrs. Shaw's story is of suffering and redemption, a story that can help many of the people, that go through the same struggles. I am fortunate enough to have not gone to hell and back, but this book definitely gave me some food for thought.

I highly recommend you to read it even if you're not a strong believer - it will change your view on the world and show you what the author went through and how she was able to defeat her demons.

Christian
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The Trapper by Ellie Douglas

The Trapper

Chills ... literal chills. Reading The Trapper is a whole new experience! It doesn't matter if you like the horror genre or not - this book will throw you into the deep end and you'll be gasping for air. Don't get me wrong, I love reading horrors (even watching from time to time), but this was something else. The twists and turns, the drama and most of all - the fight for survival, will make you flip page after page, not knowing what's next. Ms. Douglas outdid herself with The Trapper and I will be sure to get my hands on the rest of her books as soon as I can.

 

Christian

BooksShelf Reviewer