Saturday, July 26, 2014

Authors with a release coming...

Hey, hey, hey!  We have been a bit absent because of life things going on, but I'm back!  :)
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Bloodborn by Susan Stielow

                                            Bloodborn by Susan Stielow


Gracie Ambrose has only vague memories of her father, who mysteriously disappeared on her sixth birthday. As she prepares to graduate high school and face the loneliness of losing her best friend, Kellan - who is moving across the country to attend college in Connecticut, she decides to go in search of answers about her long lost father.
Gracie's quest soon leads her to the very town where her best friend, and secret crush has gone… Asylum Hill. There, in the little picturesque town, Gracie finds more than she has bargained for and is drawn into a world that is made of her nightmares.

As Gracie nears her eighteenth birthday, she discovers that her father was not just an average man, and she is not just an average teenage girl. She is a precious commodity and there are some who would stop at nothing to possess her.

Gracie's feelings for Kellan are soon put to the test when she meets the handsome yet unexplainably familiar, Liam Kingston. With his unique ice-blue eyes he captured her heart, and awakened a fated love that was doomed from the start.

Stepping out of the shadows of obscurity and into a whole new world where her dreams can mean the difference between life and death, Gracie grapples with the revelation of what she is about to become, and the dreadful choice she must make that will consume her heart forever.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Unusual Awakening by S.M. Knowles

Unusual Awakening by S.M. Knowles

Title: Unusual Awakening
Author: S.M. Knowles   
Genre: Young Adult
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Book Description:

With tears and a tight hug, Rylee Everley’s dad left for Afghanistan with the Army Reserve. Since his deployment, her mom has been distant, her sisters are constantly fighting, and Rylee, at only thirteen years old, has to be the glue to keep them together. While her mother stays locked in her room, Rylee has been forced into the role of parent.
Now, two years later, a freak accident involving a bus at school promises to restore some normality to her family. In spite of not knowing how their father is, her mother is happy and her sisters don’t seem to fight as much as they used to. Rylee herself is seeing more of her friends and is even trying to sort out her own feelings about Brock Parker. However, something dark threatens to disrupt that normality for personal gain, and that darkness is willing to break every rule to get what it wants.

Author Bio:

S.M. Knowles was born in Elmira, New York where she was swept away in a whirlwind to the Land of Oz—Independence, Kansas. Her parents were relocating for working opportunities and decided that this would be the perfect place to start new roots. Little did she know that this place would contribute to the inspiration for the first book she wrote in her Rylee Everley Series.
While growing up, S.M. would travel the roads around her house while imagining she was somewhere else. Her imagination would take her everywhere, making the long hot summer days seem shorter throughout her fantasies.
At the age of twelve, she decided to write her first book. Filled mostly with dialog, she filled up one-hundred pages, front and back. After taking the book downstairs to show her mom, and persuading her to buy her more paper, she excitedly ran back to her room. As she barreled through the door, S.M. tripped over items left on her floor, and her papers came raining down in her room. Discouraged, she stood there in tears, picking up her papers and throwing them in the trash. Her work had no organization, no numbers on her pages, just a child fulfilling a joy that she would put down and not pick up again.
When she became older, she joined the military for something different. In that time, she was able to explore many places and even met her husband in Iraq. After coming home, she started her family in Arizona and went back to school, earning a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training. Book Trailer:


Getting up, I walk over to the tree line. I don’t see anything around, so I grab a rock and throw it to scare off any animals. Walking in further, I call out, “Hello?” Everything is quiet. I wait a few more seconds. Something feels off. Walking in a little further, I hear a branch break. I know I didn’t step on anything, so something’s unquestionably out there. “Who’s out here?” I yell. A big oak tree stands directly in front of me, right next to him. “No, no, no, no,” I beg. : Avicii, Wake me up : Eric Clapton, My father’s eyes

My Review:  

I found this book to be intriguing.  It does keep your attention and keep you guessing.  I personally found a few things here and there that did annoy me personally, but they may not annoy another reader.  Rylee is a likable character, though sometimes I wanted to smack her, and you do want to root for her to overcome this mentality of thinking that she can't have a boyfriend and that she only has room for her absent father in her heart until he comes home.  If I was her friend, I probably would shake her and smack her a little, lol.  I am looking forward to the next book in the series, so that says something!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Garden of Eden by Kate Cowan *REVIEW*

4 catchers out of 5!!!

I felt that this book was a pretty cool idea. I feel it was executed well. The only thing was editing could have been a bit better, but I kept reading, so that's a bonus. :D It's a quick read and keeps your interest.

Eden White is fifteen and sick of being a prisoner of her parents. Catchers are the enemy. They took most of her family. Eden and Will (her friend) are captured and taken to an island full of abducted children. Making new friends on this mysterious island, can she trust those around her? Is everything as it seems?

Eden must find herself and find the power within.



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Long Game by J.L. Fynn

***We were provided this review copy in exchange for an honest review***

4 out of 5 stars!

Let me start by telling you about the book! This about a boy named Shay who lives in a traveler clan. His brother Jimmy Boy and him do a lot of small time scams to get by. Most of the travelers do. So when he gets confronted by the head of the clan and asked to do a special scam that only he can do, he is all for it.  Jimmy Boy thinks this can finally be his break. His mom Isn't too thrilled, but he can't turn it down.  He has to do it for her. All he has to do is swoon an old clan member's daughter and get something from the old clan member that he stole from them! Easy! Right? What can go wrong? The author did an awesomely great job!

This book kept me guessing and was very interesting. I haven't read one like this before. Can't wait to read the sequel!! Thanks for letting me read it!!

<3 Liz


Friday, October 4, 2013

Sing her Home by June Austin REVIEW

Sing her Home

4 stars

*This book was provided to Writers Refuge as a review copy.*

I don't think I've ever read a book quite as sad as Sing her Home is - or one quite as raw and beautiful. Sing her Home is a book about a Cassidy, a 12 year old girl, who has it pretty good, until she's 10. When her father and sister skid off the road, everything in her life spirals out of control.
The gist of it: Sing her Home takes you directly into the mind of Cassidy. It's raw, but I feel like I'm in the mind of a 12 year old. I can hear her talk. I can feel her emotions. I hurt right along with her. And this, right here, is the beauty of Sing Her Home.

But that's about all I can say about Sing her Home right here, because honestly, I don't know exactly what happened in the book. I'm not sure what was real, what wasn't, what was a dream, and what really happened.

And since I can't say anything else without revealing spoilers, so from this point on, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS.
If you don't like spoilers, stop reading NOW.

Last warning!


I knew when I started this book that it was going to be one of those weird ones. Not in a bad way - but in a way that, if the character is confused, I'm right there with her. That’s EXACTLY what happens. I feel like Cassidy doesn't have any idea what’s going on. I like her way of putting it; it's like moving between two houses. One, with her sister Ruth in it, is life, and the other, with her family, is... death? I don't know. That’s just it. I don't know anything with this book. I don't know which 'house' is real, and I don't know if Cassidy's time in foster care is real, and I don't know if her mom went nuts or just plain shot herself, because at different times in the book, we are made to think that all of the above is true. Meaning, now, I have NO IDEA what happened.
Well, not for the most part, anyways.

But at the same time, I feel like this confusion was all carefully planned by the author. Because, as I read, I kept thinking... something's missing. It's a puzzle, and pieces are missing, and I can SEE that they're missing, but it's like they've been left out in purpose. For instance: Where's Ruth, when Aunt Doreen is watching Cassidy? Ruth was just... not there.
Ruth also wasn't there when the cop told the mother that the car had skidded off the road.
So I'm starting to think - as I write this - that maybe Cassidy and the mother were also in the car when it went off the road. It only makes sense - the one person left alive is Ruth, and she's nowhere to be found when this is all going down.

Anyways, I digress.
I will take one star away - leaving you with a final 4 star review - because, at the end, I thought I would have a moment of clarity. A paragraph, or even just a few lines, telling me what really happened, what didn't, and what was imagined. That moment never came, and although maybe Cassidy also wasn't sure what had happened, I wanted to know.
Sing her Home is so beautiful. I can't stress that enough. And I can't wait for Williams Story! I will be reading it!


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Friday, September 27, 2013

The Guardians Crown by Wendy Owens is out!!!

Out now, The Guardians Crown by Wendy Owens!  
(book 5 in The Guardians series)

 Gabe is finally forced to answer the ultimate question, will he give his life to save the world? What about just to save the one he loves the most? The Guardians struggle to find another way—ideas that don’t involve Gabe’s death—to defeat Baal. Time is running out. What will Gabe choose? What price will he pay for that choice?