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Book Review: First Light by Jeffrey Cook with Sarah Symonds

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Oof, to say I am behind is currently an understatement. The husband was out of town and binge watching some TV shows happened.  My bad. On the bright side, that means that this is gonna be like review week or something! Since my last review I’ve read Fangs For the Memories, Chasing Rabbits, and Dawn of Steam: First Light (oh hey!) So I shall have quite a few updates over the next week.

 

“It seemed he did not suffer fools lightly, and considered many men to be fools.”

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Book Review: An Oath of Wintersteel by JM Guillen

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What a hard week this has been for some odd reason. My anxiety just decided to kick in a lot this month, along with a lot of things going on with the family. If you are inclined to prayers, they are most welcome.

But right now I have my coffee, my hellion is eating breakfast and I am in a decent mood! Which means it is time to talk our favorite thing: books. And seriously, I got a good one for you this week. It is a new book by JM Guillen. I’ve had another one of his books on my to-read list for awhile now, but I’ve had some other books I needed to read first (ones that were in exchange for reviews, which reminds me…there will be a review for Jeffrey Cook’s First Light coming up this week also!). Then I got the chance to pick up this book in exchange for a review, and damn.

And it took me forever to pick a quote to post with this. The one I really wanted might have given away too much…as it is, this book is super freaking quotable.

Eso ci que eso.” He shrugged, his last word on the matter. That one phrase summed up so much about Domingo: Whatever shall be, shall be.

 

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Book Review:Grave Measures by R.R. Virdi

Earlier this week, the final nominations were released for the Dragon Con Awards. This is a big thing, as I am sure many of you know, and we have THREE Wrimo authors that made it into the finals: James Osiris Baldwin (Blood Hound), JF Dubeau’s The Life Engineered, and last but not least R.R. Virdi and his book Grave Measures.

*looks at title*
Oh hey!

But seriously though, if you haven’t yet, please register as a fan on their site, copy down your assigned number, and wait for your email. Then go and VOTE! Voting ends September 1 and  winners will be announced over Labor Day Weekend.

Just once, I wished someone would leave a note behind: “This is what killed me. You’re welcome.”

 

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Review: Blood Debt by E.A. Copen

I AM BACK!

If you have been following along on my spanking new Facebook page that I have FINALLY gotten around to creating, you may know that I have pseudo solved my Kindle problem. If not, basically my mom gave me her old phone, and although I haven’t been able to switch everything over, I can still use it at home since I have WiFi. So I have my Kindle back and can get back to my ebooks. My upcoming schedule for reviews after this one should look something like this:

Grave Measures by R.R. Virdi
Dawn of Steam: First Light by Jeffrey Cook
Fangs for the Memories by D.R. Perry
Mad Science Institute by Sechin Tower
Mina Cortez by Jeffrey Cook

Then I SHOULD be caught up with all my free books and able to move into the rest.

When I stood in its way after the third warning, that’s when he attacked. He was almost pleasant, except for the part where he tried to kill us.

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Book Review: Barrow Fiend by Amy Hopkins

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

I finished this book a few days ago and should have had this review done ….but well….Pokemon Go. What can I say, my younger self was all sorts of on that. So I got a little distracted between that and work and forgot to write this review.

But here I am now!

“You’re serious. We just ran hell for leather away from a giant creature stalking us in the dark, and you want to go back for a look?”

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Book Review: Bearly Awake by D.R Perry

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Okay, I should have had this done days ago, at least in time for Self-Promo Friday in the NaNo group. Unfortunately my shingles medicine has been making me really wonky and after a visit to the walk -in for strange bruising I got sent to the ER for a lovely scare. Luckily a misdiagnosis, but I’m off That medicine now, but I was put on Prednisone and boy has it been fun. (/Sarcasm)

So I apologise in advance if this review is a little choppy sounding!

 

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Book Review: A Fox’s Love by Brandon Varnell

I received this for free in exchange for an honest review.

Why hello there friends! I think I am making it through my millions of books at a relatively good pace here. Which is saying something because I’ve been rather sick lately. I’ve had the unlucky chance of getting shingles. Which sucks by the way. It alternates between awful lightening pain and uncontrollable itchiness. I would not wish this on my worst enemy.

But anyways, I has a book review! And by the end of the week I should have a review for Barely Awake. Like I said I’m on a roll over here.

And my medicine is making me a little tired and loopy.

 

“There was just something off about that fox. Granted, the super healing abilities kind of made that obvious…”

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Book Review: Unforeseen by Allison Barnard

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

While reading All’s Fair, I also began Unforeseen (or well, vica versa). It was definitely interesting to be reading a fey YA fantasy and then jump into a YA dystopia. The differences were definitely stark. I just recently began Brandon Varnell’s A Fox’s Love, D.R Perry’s Barely Awake, and AJ Downey and Jeffrey Cook’s There But For The Grace so those reviews should hopefully be upcoming within the next week or two. (And let’s be honest, we all know I am reading more than just those three, right?)

 

“I’ll have to apologize and lie about being stressed or hormonal. Men usually don’t ask questions once hormones are mentioned.”

 

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Book Review: All’s Fair by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
“Forward, the Light Brigade!
“Charge for the guns!” he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

 

All good things must come to an end apparently. What a sad truth that is always made more stark when it’s a book and there are no more pages to turn, no more villains to battle. The strings are tied up, relationships set. The journey with Megan, Lani, Justin, and Cassia has definitely been a fun journey.

Jeffrey and Katherine do an amazing job with the series as a whole, when you step back and look at the characters back in Foul is Fair and the last book, you find the development spot on. The world starts off intricate and complex and the characters were never boring or two-dimensional, and never does it slip. It becomes more enhancing and oh man that character development.

I really hope they add in more short stories at a later time. Seriously. Maybe some pre-Megan stuff with the older characters (insert shameless begging here)

Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Someone had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred

So now to the review…

“You’re born into family. You die into family.”

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Book Review; The Children of Dreki: Tyr by NR Tupper

Alright, alright, let’s hear it for some SciFi representation! I know it doesn’t happen much, and I have mentioned before SciFi isn’t really my thing. (And on a completely unrelated note, I now have ”Satisified” from Hamilton stuck in my head.) I decided to this book a chance anyways, especially since the last SciFi book I picked up from a NaNo member was afreakingmazing (Domechild).

The next books to come up for review will be Allison Barnard’s Unforeseen , Jeffrey Cook and AJ Downey’s There But For The Grace and Brandon Varnell’s A Fox’s Love.

The things we are, the things we were, the things we want to be, it can all get so muddled sometimes. I don’t want to be what I was…

 

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