Book Review: Aggravated Momentum by @Didi_Oviatt #Thriller #Suspense @R&RBOOKTOURS

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Book Author:  Didi Oviatt

Genre: Thriller/ Suspense

Publisher: Creativia

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

Okay, so I’m not a fan of thrillers and the only author I read that writes thrillers is Didi so yeah she gets 5 dragon paws from me.

This is a fast-paced, suspenseful book with multiple point of views (all of them are different and perfect). Didi can create really ‘sick’ characters like when I was in the mind of the killer, I wanted to strangle him myself. He was such an ass but very believable.

The main character is Markie and she’s in the middle of it all. What I liked about her was that she was different from other main characters in other books. She felt real, confused, and just totally lost in the events and yet she was strong. Her sister… have a hate and love relationship… speaking of…

I already asked Didi through twitter to send me a prologue to both of her books. I expect it soon! 😉

I highly recommend this thriller for 18 and over. It has some triggers like rape and crazy thoughts so not for everyone.

A thank you to fourth day bloggers of the #booktour for #thescentedbones @shanannigans81 part 2

Sept. 6th

Loving Life Everyday (Review)

http://lauramorningstar.com/review-the-scented-bones/ 

Laura did a trailer reveal and I’m so happy that she reviewed my book. I needed a pick me up and her review gave me a smile. I’m happy to know that although the cover wasn’t eye catchy to Laura that she found the book within a gem!

“The plot of this book is definitely undersold by the cover. It is a complex mystery with moments of intense tension and suspense. Interspersed are occasions of humour and a fun romantic aspect to.  The book is twisty and their are definitely one or two surprise moments that I totally wasn’t expecting, which was great fun as its dull when you can guess a plot from the beginning.” – Laura

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A thank you to first day bloggers of the #booktour for #thescentedbones @shanannigans81

Sept. 3rd

Reads & Reels (Kick-Off) 

https://rrbooktours.com/2018/09/03/blog-tour-the-scented-bones-by-angelina-kerner/

Thank you for kicking of the tour! I’m super happy with your work and you’re just amazing!

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Jessica Rachow (Review)

https://jessicarachow.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/blog-tour-the-scented-bones-angelina-kerner/ 

Thank you, Jessica! Your review made my Monday. It made me smile like a goofball. 😉

Jessica said, “The Scented Bones is one of those novels that has you questioning, and keeps you hooked the entire way through.” 5/5 stars

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Book Review: Dragon Redeemer

Book Title: Dragon Redeemer amy3

Book Author: Amy Bearce

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

This is a wonderful ending. It’s hard keeping characters true to themselves. In book one, Nell was very different but she grew up well and kept her sense of self. I like how she kept herself strong while also learning to be soft for the man that she loves. Nell gained a lot of power and she learned that having friends is a good thing. Loved the dragons and the air horses. ^_^

Well done!

For readers 14+.

Book Review: Mer-Charmer

Book Title: Mer-Charmeramy2

Book Author: Amy Bearce

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

I didn’t know what to expect with book 2 which was part of the fun. This is about Sierra’s sister. Sierra is a fairy keeper and Phoebe feels jealous that she was dealt the card without magic. However, things change for her after she turns 14. This book is happening 4 years after the end of Sierra’s story and it was very beautifully written. I loved the scenery of the sea and the emotions that all characters have depicted.

I’m actually a little jealous because I’m working on my own ocean scenery on my head and will probably not get to that level of beauty….lol

Anyway, Phoebe is much older than 14 – emotionally because of what happened to her in the past and because of what took for her to be healed. I can also see why Phoebe is Amy’s favorite character. 😉

One question for Amy, though. What emotion can create a mer tear? I don’t think that was ever explained.

For readers 14+.

Book Review: Fairy Keeper

Book Title: Fairy Keeper  amy

Book Author: Amy Bearce

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

A work of art with a beautiful cover. This is a story about a girl learning to accept her destiny and learning that it’s okay to love. The storyline is flawless and the author put a lot of work into it. I haven’t read something like this in a while and it was a pleasure to read something that the author created. Amy really poured everything into her book and I can’t wait to read book 2 and 3 in the series.

A job well done.

For readers 14+.

Book Review: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead @shanannigans81 @CharlieLaidlaw

Book Title: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead Book Cover

Book Author: Charlie Laidlaw

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Humor

Publication Date: January 26, 2017

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

This was a hard book to read, rate, and review. It was also a long book to read and you may not be able to finish it in one sitting. The main character didn’t have luck with men, with jobs, and or even best friends. She wasn’t a perfect heroine which made it an interesting read, although, sometimes I couldn’t connect with her. Her thoughts were hard to follow.

What I loved about this book was the idea of Heaven – it was different. I loved the other characters, they were chill and indifferent. It was a pleasure reading scenes that were happening in Heaven.

The book raises a lot of issues and questions which stay with you even after you finish reading. A good book does that.

For readers 18+. I recommend to those who like books that think outside the box.

Book Review: Delightfully Witchy (Witches of the Lazuli Birthrights Book 1)

Book Title:  Delightfully Witchy (Witches of the Lazuli Birthrights Book 1)abook1

Book Author: Acacia K. Parker

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

Look at that gorgeous cover! Very beautiful and it’s crafted by the author!

This is a paranormal mystery/romance with a hint of trouble. There is a fantastic chemistry between Emmie and Lincoln which makes this a great read.

Good Points

  • It’s hard to put down
  • There’s a lot of character growth, more so for Emmie than Lincoln but that’s understandble
  • There’s a really cool bad guy…and he’s also handsome
  • This book is filled with beautiful men and cocky attitudes
  • One of my favorite characters is Lincoln’s aunt. She’s certainly a fun one
  • A perfect ending to the mystery and loved the descriptions. Could be a cool movie to watch

Bad Points

  • Typos! Kidding. Those were fixed.

It’s for 18+ readers. I recommend this book to those who like reading about witches, magic, and romance.

Happily, by Chauncey Rogers @ChaunceyRogers @shanannigans81

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Book Author: Chauncey Rogers

Genre: Adventure, Fairytales, Humor, Juvenile Fiction

Publication Date: April 3rd, 2018

Source: Provided by the author

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

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If the shoe fits, wear it.

If it doesn’t, make it.

Laure is a street urchin just trying to get away. Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting love story, Laure sees royal incompetence and an opportunity to exploit it. She’ll have wealth and a way out of a life she detests., if she can only manage to hoodwink the royal family and live to tell the tale.

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Thank you Angelina! It’s wonderful to be here today.

I just wanted to do a quick post on where Happily came from. For those who received the very first Review Copies of Happily, they already know the story, as it was originally included in an introduction that I removed from the later editions.

For those who have read my previous novels, Happily may have been a bit of a surprise. I jumped from horror/thriller to a fairly light-hearted fairytale retelling. It is, I’m sure, not the greatest genre leap ever, but it was a bit of one.

The chief reason for the jump was my daughter, Ellie. When I had been working on my previous novel, Cleaving Souls, she would often ask me to read some of it to her. It wasn’t exactly age appropriate for a three-year-old girl, so I told her I’d read the next story to her. When she asked what it would be about, but I hadn’t decided yet. So I asked what I should write it about, and she quickly said, “Cinderella.”

I might have expected as much. Unfortunately, Cinderella is perhaps the most retold of all fairy tales. But I decided to think about it a bit and see what ideas floated to the surface.

The more I thought about Cinderella stories, the more I wanted to address some of the aspects that didn’t make sense to me, such as why the shoe didn’t fit, or why the prince couldn’t recognize the face of his true love and had to rely on a shoe-fitting contest.

I mixed those ideas with the thought that somebody ought to have tried—as in really tried—to dupe the prince. From those ideas, I got enough to start working on Happily. It took a while longer until I had the outline for a good story, but those were the essential pieces that I needed to address.

And as for Ellie, we actually just recently started reading the story to her. While I’m not sure how much of the plot she’s actually following, I am happy to at least say that she’s enjoying it.

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Day 10 of 13 of Happily’s Release Blog Tour.

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I have to admit, it took a while for me to finish the book. Mainly because of the bandits. Yes, this book has bandits. But, overall, I would give this book 5 stars. The author did a terrific job of telling the story that was happening while Cinderella was choosing her pumpkin and dealing with fairy godmothers. It was a story that could possibly be true if Cinderella existed.

I loved Laure and Luc- they were a good match together and balanced each other out- especially when they were dealing with sticky situations. I loved the twists that were added about the royal family, especially Carl’s reason for not knowing more about Cinderella. It was perfect.

I would highly recommend this book to teens and older. It’s for those who believe into fairy tales, romance, adventure, witty characters, and characters who aren’t afraid to stay memorable in the eyes of royalty. If I say anymore, it would it give it away!

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Chauncey Rogers was born in Arizona, and since then has hopped back and forth between the mid-western and western United States. He married in 2012 while attending school in Utah. His favorite movie since he was three is Jurassic Park, and he wishes very badly that Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster were real, though he doesn’t believe in them as much as he used to.

You can follow him on his blog: Chauncey Rogers to see what else he has been up to.

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Book Review: Envious Obsession

Book Title: Envious Obsession envious

Book Author: Katie Keller-Nieman

Source: K.U.

Rating: 3 Dragon Paws paw

This is book 2 in the series by Keller-Nieman. You can find my review of book 1 here.

Book 2 focuses more on Cassandra’s cousin – his past, present (somewhat warped thanks to an event) and the obsession by Aurora. I wasn’t a big fan of book 1, but when I saw that book 2 was on K.U., I thought to give it another chance, especially to see what happens to Cassandra and if her visions were really real or due to something else together.

Todd. Todd is a messed type of guy. His life is hell with a bad mother. What good gets attached to him, doesn’t really stick which makes me a little sad because he was better with good influences around him.

It’s hard book to read because one gets inside the head of a drug addict. It’s not my usual cup of tea so I hated it and found it intriguing at the same time. The author did a good job bringing out all of the elements of an addict, though so people who have similar problems could maybe relate to Todd. The book could have a littler shorter, it’s a long read if it’s not your usual genre, but it came a finish that I may want to pick up in book 3. I’m not sure yet.

This book is recommended for readers who like soulmates, challenges, past lives, magic, and romance. Also, readers should be okay with reading about alcohol and drug consumption, violence, and sex.