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Book Review: I’m Still Alive by Kelly Blanchard

-starts playing Aloe Blacc’s Back In The Saddle in the background-

It’s time to kick my butt into gear and knock these reviews out! I have this one and hopefully a review for Mina Cortez by Jeffrey Cook should be finished by tonight or tomorrow morning. I’ve been in an awful funk lately and I’m trying to force myself out of it. Bah!

Anyways! On to review!

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Book Review: Skeins Unfurled by K.M. Vanderbilt

One down and….many more to go. Right now I’m trying to think through my son throwing a tantrum. He just doesn’t feel like calming down apparently. I think it is going to be one of those nights? (He eventually calmed down, but it wasn’t in time for me to be able to get this posted last night)

 

 

“I will not grind the bones of my people beneath my heel. They will come to me of their own free will. They will fight for their beliefs, fight for their rights as living beings, and establish themselves as more than cattle.”

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COVER REVEAL: Ever in the After: 13 Fantasy Tales

Hello everyone!! I should be having some reviews out within a week ,  but in the meantime I’m a bit excited about this post today. Like super stoked.

Today, I get to bring to you the gorgeous cover of a fantasy/SFF anthology dedicated to a wonderful cause, created and designed by Stephanie Keyes. This book contains thirteen short stories that delve through the fantasy realms as the characters face supernatural creatures and spells to do what they need to in order to succeed . 

And 100% of the proceeds go to Lift 4 Autism.

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Book Review: I Still Have A Soul by Kelly Blanchard

I received a digital copy of this book for free because the author is awesome while I try to get my tight finances together to buy a physical copy of the book.

We all have those moments where life just gets a little ahead of us, and that has been like the past month or two for me. It has at least calmed down enough that I can maintain flotation for NaNoWriMo. And today, I can actually sit down and work on some reviews!

Because I really really need to get them done. I have actually went on Goodreads and just starred a few of them. I am hoping when I get a chance, I can go back and expand a little more as opposed to just leaving whatever star rating I left. Hopefully I can get them done this weekend, but I am at least getting this one knocked out because it HAS TO BE.

 

“And you’re just tell us this now?”
Lorrek shrugged. “I saw no need to say anything earlier. They can’t kill me, and I  most certainly wouldn’t mind them killing the lot of you.”

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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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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: There But For The Grace by AJ Downey and Jeffrey Cook

I am obligated to say I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Two reviews in one day!? The craziness! Ha! I had been hoping to get these done before today but well…. I didn’t. My bad. So I’m knocking out two in one day so at least there is that!

I love books, what can I say. :3

“So I walked with Death, hand in hand with War, and even though I should have been seriously weirded out by that, I wasn’t.”

 

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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: Pirate Princess by Catherine Banks

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Can I start off by saying I love this cover? Like seriously. It’s so pretty and gorgeous and oh mai gawd those eyes!

PS: I’m still on this Prednisone. I don’t think I’ve slept in a week.

“A pirate doesn’t have a destination. We just have stops along the way of the journey that is life.”

 

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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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