Friday, August 8, 2014

Lead Me Not by A. Meredith Walters

Lead Me Not by A. Meredith Walters

An amazing real portrayal of addiction.
I am patiently awaiting the next book.
Aubrey and Maxx left me heartbroken, these characters will be in my head for years.
This does end in a cliffhanger, while some people don't like those, I usually do, and this was no exception
Book hangover alert. Must read!

Straight from the Heart by Breigh Forstner

Straight from the Heart by Breigh Forstner

Uh. Well I don't have much to say, I didn't connect with the main character at all.
I think the author will do much better on her next novel, if she doesn't try to fit so much drama, and side characters to try to relate to.
I don't mind indecisive characters, but Bryn was all over the place. When Bryn finally decided on a guy, she still did really shady things, and think thoughts that didn't seem to go with her spoken words.
When there is "mystery" or secrets in novels, I tend to think the whole time about what the outcome will be, it's my favorite thing about reading, besides the emotions it invokes, but I tended not to care what happened, or what they are hiding. I did like the fact, that with the side exgirlfriend, she didn't write her sterotypically, like by having it out for the main heroine. Breigh Forstner was really original in that,and I really like it. Women are often pigeonholed in novels, and Breigh broke the mold in that aspect.
The book ended on a cliffhanger, but I'm really on the fence with the decision to continue this series.
I loved the premise of the girl joining a rock band, but the book went in a direction I really couldn't relate with or follow.

A Curvy Girl in a Skinny World by K Nicholson

Curvy Girl in a Skinny World by K. Nicholson

Not my favorite book, but not my least favorite either.
A lot of books, I read, I complain they are too short, but I thought this was a little long.
The hero seemed a bit perfect and it was missing that buildup I'm always looking for.
I would have loved to have seen some of the article the heroine writes for her column "A Curvy Girl in a Skinny World "
Some scenes where laugh out loud funny.
This will probably be a five star read for others, it's just missing a lot of the elements I'm looking for when I read, and seemed to drag a bit.
I think K Nicholson will only get better as she continues her writing!

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Swoon. Swoon. Swoon.
The whole book, I was in swoon heaven.
I love me, tortured alpha males, like no other.
I cried so hard for Miles. Colleen Hoover was excellent, building up my anticipation for whatever was going to happen next. Tate was just my favorite heroine, maybe like, ever.
This is excellent. Must Read. Beware of impending book hangover.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Plagiarism Warning!

Plagiarism Warning!!!!!
The book was taken down, and the tour cancelled after I read and reviewed it. Sam Taylor Mullens posted that she was grateful for the indie community supporting her, no one should be supporting her, I read Nunes' book as well, Mullens took almost every word, word for word, from Rachel Nunes and used it as her own. Mullens took down the book, but how could I ever support anything she would write in the future after this?

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Sam Taylor Mullens is 100% a plagiarist.
I am appalled. Last week I was sent an ARC for the new novel The Auction Deal by Sam Taylor Mullens, I read and rated it. Earlier this week I received an email from Author Rachel Nunes stating she had wrote the same book in 1998, I had to investigate. Nunes' book is offered on Amazon for free so I dove right in. She was correct!
It seems Sam Taylor Mullens copied and pasted almost word word from A Bid for Love. Sam Taylor Mullens has removed the book from shelves, but I will be forever weary of anything she writes in the future.

Page 1 of Nunes' novel
And here is the what Mullens tried to pass as her own work. 

And here are the first pages of chapter 2. This one is even more blatant in similarities. 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Give Me Grace by Kate McCarthy


 Romance, suspense, humor, real world problems, an all around awesome read 🎉 I love Grace and Casey, this story was so heartwarming and I found myself often tearing up. This is the third book in the Give Me series, but the first one I've read. I will be reading the first two for sure now! Grace is a model, who left home at 14 to take care of her family after her mother dies. Several years later, Grace meets Casey who does security for her brother's band. Casey showed a lot of vulnerability early on the novel. He's searching for answers to what happened to his family years ago. Both agree this is the wrong time for any relationship outside of a fling, and then the story really begins. I laughed out loud several times, teared up, found myself smiling. All of the above is what makes me love this story. This is part of a series, but was stated it could be read as a stand-alone, I think I might have benefited from reading in order, because of the side characters, I felt a disconnect from them, that I shouldn't, but it's obvious I should have felt connected from meeting them earlier in the series.

The Rebels by Brittany Jo James

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Author: Brittany Jo James
Genre: Thriller|Suspense|Romance
Happiness is only reserved for the upper class in the United States of America.

As a military wife who spends most of her time working for minimum wage, Temper Jensen can attest to that. Finding a spare moment to spend with her husband, Voss, is a luxury she can hardly afford.

Everything changes when the citizens realize that the president of the country is nothing more than a terrorist bent on total domination. Freedom no longer exists for the citizens of the United States of America and all who dare defy their new rulers are considered rebels of the nation.

Temper knows what she must do, even if it means being separated from Voss in order to save his life. Risking everything, she runs home to her moonshine-brewing anarchist daddy’s home in southwest Arkansas to collect a congregation of rebels to fight back. No one can be trusted, especially Temper’s devious ex-boyfriend who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

Can Temper reunite with her husband, keep her wayward family out of trouble, and restore the USA to the nation under God that it was intended to be—or will freedom as we know it be lost forever?


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Brittany Jo James

Brittany Jo James was born and raised in the small town of Idabel, Oklahoma. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Conlee, who is currently serving as an airman in the United States Air Force. They share two rowdy sons, Jagger and Jett. Her life revolves around living for God, caring for her family and writing, writing, writing. The James family is currently residing near Anchorage, Alaska until the USAF decides otherwise.

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Reviews for all of these soon! I'm halfway through Give Me Grace by Kate McCarthy, and I'm loving it! The other two are author requests and I'm excited to discover new creators of story magic!

Rogue by Katy Evans

Rogue by Katy Evans

Here's the alpha, I'd been missing! I may even like Greyson more than Remy!
Katy Evans is a romance, alpha male, angst master!
I love how our heroine isn't some prime, proper virgin. Real girl, Real World problems.
Greyson carries his heart on his sleeve and I love it!
Throw in some mobsters, and family drama and it's a must read for me!
Total recommendation, Love, love, Love.