Monday, September 28, 2020

New Review! Breaking South (Turner Artist Rocker #3) by Alyson Santos

Breaking South (Turner Artist Rocker, #3)Breaking South by Alyson Santos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Why does an Alyson Santos book make you self-reflect? I guess it’s because she writes what a lot of struggle with an that’s mental health. I adore her books and her ability to make you stop and say ok I feel like I connect to this character because I go through this too. I believe her books will always stand the test of time. Yet it’s not all doom and gloom there is hope in these books. Hope that you can rise from the ashes and reinvent yourself and find love when you least expect it.

Genevieve Fox is the reigning pop princess with a momager to boot. She performs the song others write for the masses. It’s overprocess pop music and this really isn’t who Gen is anymore. She finds herself avoiding mirrors and having panic attacks. She is a just a pawn in her life and nothing more. Her mother and the label control everything. Seriously she is a 22-year-old woman who can’t make her own decisions regarding her career. It’s during a charity event that she meets Oliver a hockey goalie who is also on his way to recovery from a knee injury. He can’t believe this beautiful pop princess gives him the time of day. When he starts to really spend time with her, he notices the woman she truly is. Together they heal each other and navigate the rocky road a very public relationship has. They also help each other notice their true potential.

I really did like Oliver. He was a genuine good guy who just wanted to play hockey and provide for his family back home. Genevieve was naïve in a lot of ways but that was her mother’s fault. Momager didn’t want her perfect lifestyle interrupted and treated her daughter like a prize pony. I hated her. I liked that Gen grew in this book she was far from spoiled. I always know I’m going to read an Alyson Santos book it will come at a time when I need it. Yet another winner in my book.

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New Review! Bobby Ether and the Temple of Eternity (Bobby Ether #2) by R. Scott Boyer 5 Cranky Stars

Bobby Ether and the Temple of Eternity (Bobby Ether, #2)Bobby Ether and the Temple of Eternity by R. Scott Boyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

The first book ended on a literal cliffhanger so I was very happy to find this second story. This is a young adult series but I enjoyed it very much as an adult. It is fast paced and full of adventure and mystery. The main characters are as realistic as magical characters can be. However, that may not be correct as these kids used the uncovered powers of their brain to interact with the elements and each other.

The children were all students at a monastery school called the Jade Academy and they disappeared. Bobby and his cousin Jinx managed to escape separately from the rest. Bobby is at home with the parents he thought were killed in an auto accident. Now, his grandfather and Cassandra are missing as well as his grandmother. When Chief brings Jinx to Bobby's house, they tell Bobby that all their friends are missing. Chief is a Navajo in charge of a place called the Birds Nest , an eco-dome. He takes Bobby and Jinx back to the eco-dome for training in meditation and to increase their abilities. When word comes that the children and the Agency known as Core has been spotted in South America, off goes Chief, Bobby and Jinx. It is quite an adventure they have in the jungle while looking for information. The kids must work together and mount a rescue. We meet lots of native and supernatural spirits on this adventure. It is truly an entertaining adventure.

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New Review! Upon Which Victor Viper Sat: A Cogling Short Story by Jordan Elizabeth 5 Cranky Stars

Upon Which Victor Viper Sat: A Cogling Short Story by Jordan ElizabethUpon Which Victor Viper Sat: A Cogling Short Story by Jordan Elizabeth by Jordan Elizabeth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

A cute little short story by Jordan Elizabeth. It is a mixture of class bullying, steam punk and the supernatural. Lady Rachel Waxman is a wealthy teenager who appears to enjoy lording over her maid. The maid is Edna and she is fifteen. However, Lady Rachel is very immature compared to Edna. Rachel can't resist telling Edna what her shortcomings are because she lives in the slums. For instance, Lady Rachel's mother made paper cranes and hung them from the ceiling. Rachel can't resist telling Edna that she must not be familiar with paper like that because she lives in the slums. The birds are for a play her mother's troupe is performing in the Zink Garden. After gathering the cranes into a box that belongs to her mother, she is going to have Edna carry it to the garden. First though she must find suitable clothes for her maid to wear. When the day comes, Rachel makes Edna wear a dress suited more for a ten year old than a fifteen year old. At the garden, the players troupe is behind the stage and to Edna's dismay, they are all robots. Robots are very popular in this society. Of course, one of the robots (or is it) grabs the box and runs off. Edna finds a note with an address on the ground and Lady Rachel makes her chase the robot to retrieve the box. Once Edna finds someone to tell her where the assignation point is, she is off on a terrifying adventure. What she finds is not at all what she had expected.

Delightful story that, as with all short stories, ended too soon.

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New Review! Storm Damage by C.P. Smith 5 Cranky Stars

Storm DamageStorm Damage by C.P. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

When Logan Storm discharged from the Army he was lost. Searching for peach wherever he went with his dog Max. When his path crosses with Skylar and her brothers he finally found it. Skylar is struggling to keep it together. Between being the sole guardian of her two brothers and running her dad's bar she finds herself losing ground fast when Storm stumbles upon them.

This book is by far the best read I've had this year. CP Smith grabbed ahold of my soul and honestly I don't want it back. These characters have burrowed into my heart. I feel like I had an out of body experience and joined this town. Do yourself a favor and buy this book, hell, buy all of her books. You won't be sorry.

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New Review! Dead To Me (Grave Talkers #1) by Annie Anderson 5 Cranky Stars

Dead to Me (Grave Talker, #1)Dead to Me by Annie Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

I know when I read a book by Ms. Anderson, I know there will be a kick butt female lead and a side characters that you’ll root for. Her books always get me out of a reading funk especially when I need a genre change. Dead to Me introduced me to Darby and while they had her chasing the bad guy it also did some world building for what I hope will be a fun new series.

Darby is a police officer with some extra razzle dazzle in her arsenal. You see Darby can speak and sense the dead it’s part of why she has the best closing rate on cases in her precinct. Only person who knows her secret is her partner J and her dad. She has a constant sidekick of an Irish man in a top hat named Hildebrandt. Her life was going simply fine until a high school bully winds up dead with Darby’s card on her. A man shows up claiming to be the FBI but there is something more to Bishop than meets the eye. Together Darby discovers who she really is and they set out to nab the bad guy or woman before more people end up hurt.

I breezed through this book I liked it that much. I can’t wait to see where Darby ends up in future books. I really liked Bishop. He meant well I’m sure and he seems to have a sweet spot for her. Hildy was a laugh but come on dude help the girl out. I liked that J really stuck by his friend no matter what. Dead to Me is a good start and I hope everyone picks this up and enjoys this story.

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Release Blitz! Descendants Of The Curse: Jessie's Choice by C.S. Kendall



Release Date: September 28, 2020

Cover Design: Melody Barber

Genre: Paranormal / Coming of Age


As she approaches her senior year of high school, Jessie Mason has really come into her own as an immortal serial killer. Though living with the demands of the Fountain of Youth--which gives her immortality in exchange for blood--she has learned to control the water’s murderous voice by cleansing the streets of the vile criminals who roam free. She’s not alone, either. With the help of her family, her boyfriend Tyler, and the larger immortal Community, she knows how to keep herself safe and under the radar. Follow the rules and everything works. Trust the Community.

So when she is handpicked by a major leader for a kill assignment, she doesn’t understand her reservations about her target. Add to that, she can’t shake the weird vibe about her youngest sister’s teacher. There’s something decidedly creepy about the guy. Could the Community have made a mistake?

It’s only when her youngest sister, Cora, goes missing that Jessie is faced with a choice: follow the rules set forth by the Community or listen to her instincts and go rogue. And she has to decide quickly. Because Cora’s life depends on the answer.






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CS Kendall first sparked an interest in writing in the third grade and has been toying with various story ideas since.

Finally, a few years ago she decided to put pen to paper and really give it a go. The Killing Cure Series is her debut work.

In her day job she feels honored to serve as a therapist in a private practice setting where she is daily inspired by the stories of struggle, courage. and overcoming her clients entrust to her. Walking through the difficulties of depression, anxiety and major life transitions is a privilege she feels humbled to be a part of. She incorporates themes she sees in her work, of humanity warring with aspiration to be better, of suffering and triumphing. She believes it truly is the story of humanity, those common experiences and struggles--sometimes endured in silent desperation--that connect us all. And she loves to find creative ways to convey that to her readership.

CS lives happily with her one and only husband, two cats, one dog and two children in southwest Michigan.




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