Book Review| The Lebrus Stone by Miriam Khan

Book Review| The Lebrus Stone by Miriam Khan

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The Lebrus Stone
The Lebrus Stone #1
Miriam Khan

Published November 28th, 2014
by Rogue Phoenix Press
Kindle via Xpresso Book Tour

Young Adult, Fantasy
425 pages
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When eighteen-year-old orphan, Crystal Valdez, accepts an invitation to the small town of Blacksville, West Virginia, she hopes to have a summer to remember and a chance to learn more about her parents, to also get to know the family she never knew existed.
But the Lockes begin to act strange and erratic; eerie movements in the night fuel her vivid and gruesome nightmares. To complicate her summer further, she becomes attracted to the menacing yet handsome Cray Locke: her none blood-related cousin.
He seems determined to keep his distance. The only bonus to her trip seems to be the housekeeper and gardener.
And when a local informs Crystal of the secrets buried at Thorncrest Manor, the kind consisting of a forbidden relationship and a war between hidden worlds, and witchcraft, she must decide whom to trust. Even if it means leaving behind those she has come to love.

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Book Review| Feeder #1 by Eliza Green

Book Review| Feeder #1 by Eliza Green

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Feeder
The Feeder Series #1
Eliza Green
Published November 29th, 2016
by Smashwords Edition
Young Adult, Dystopia, Sci-fiction
eARC via Xpresso Book Tours
446 pages
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You have to keep moving forward, he says. But I am afraid of change. Change will kill me. When their hometown of Brookfield is poisoned by radiation, seventeen-year-old Anya Macklin and her older brother Jason are relocated to the safe but boring urbano of Essention.

While Jason is put to work, Anya is enrolled in the adult skills course at Arcis, a secretive and heavily monitored education facility. There she must compete with other teenage recruits and earn her place in society by reaching the top floor.

At first, Anya fears change, and is reluctant to advance. But then she meets Dom Pavesi, a brooding, evasive stranger who drives her to discover the rules of this dangerous game where there can be only one winner.

Who is Dom? Which side is he on?

And what terrible truth awaits Anya on the ninth floor of Arcis?

Feeder is Book 1 in the Feeder series.

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Book Review| The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost

Book Review| The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost

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The Fireproof Girl
Sophie Shields #1
Loretta Lost

361 pages
Published September 29th, 2016
Kindle, eARC, XpressoBookTours

Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Action
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Abandoned at birth, Sophie Shields grew up in abusive foster homes, escaping into books and computers for solace. When the constant danger became too much to bear, she ran away, thinking she could survive on her hacking skills alone.
That was until she met Cole Hunter. He became the only person she could trust: her family, her friend, her partner-in-crime. Her everything. After struggling through college and starting their lives together, she believed that nothing could ever tear them apart.Until it did.And she’ll do everything in her power to fix what is broken. If it isn’t too late…

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When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. Fueled by years of obsession, he started one of the world’s leading architectural firms, with a mission to design homes resistant to fire, earthquakes, floods, and every threat known to man.

Sophie was his secret weapon. She was his purpose. Since they were teenagers, he was determined to build a better life for her, so she could finally be safe, and they could be together.

But disaster has always followed Cole around, ripping away everything he loves. This time, if he isn’t careful…

His enemies might just take him down.

The Fire Proof Girl

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Book Review|It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot


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It’s All Absolutely Fine
Ruby Elliot
Published November 17th, 2016 by Orion
NetGalley, Kindle
256 pages
Comics, Memoir, Graphic Novels, Humor, Sequential Art, Mental Health

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IT’S ALL ABSOLUTELY FINE is a darkly comic, honest and unapologetic illustrated account of the daily struggles with mental health. Ruby Elliot, aka Rubyetc, is the talent behind the hit tumblr account, ‘Rubyetc’, which has over 210k followers and growing. Taking readers on a journey through the ups and downs of life, the book will encompass everything from anxiety, bipolar disorder and body image to depression and identity, shining a light on very real problems – all framed with Ruby’s trademark humour and originality.Ruby balances mental health with humour, making serious issues accessible – and very funny. With the superb talent to capture the essence of human emotion (and to make you laugh out loud), this book is as important and necessary as it is entertaining. IT’S ALL ABSOLUTELY FINE will include mostly never-before-seen material, both written and illustrated, and will be an empowering book that will make you laugh, make you think, and make things ok.

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Book Review|Just One Bite by Nora Snowdon


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Just One Bite
Dances With Werewolves #1
Nora Snowdon
Kindle via NetGalley & Xpresso Book Tours
Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy, Erotica-ish
72 pages

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Rosie has met the man of her dreams… Or could it really be her nightmares? After fabulous sex, he suddenly disappears. He re-enters her life in time for her to discover he’s being forced into a shotgun wedding.Lucas finds in Rosie everything he’s ever wanted in a mate. Only problem is, she’s human. His werewolf parents want him to marry a nice girl with a fur coat, but the woman they’ve chosen is a bitch in more ways than one. When his fiancée Annabelle accidently bites Rosie she is thrown into a whole new fuzzy lifestyle.

If Lucas can just downplay the negative aspects of being a werewolf – fleas, the desire to chase motorcycles, and Uncle Harold – maybe he can convince Rosie that Annabelle’s bite is actually a good thing. Now that she too is a werewolf, they can be together.

Can Lucas win back the love of his life? Can Rosie love a man who moonlights as a wolf? A sexy comedy that will have you howling…

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Book Review & Giveaway| The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

Book Review & Giveaway| The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

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The Alchemists of Loom
Loom Saga
Elise Kova
Keymaster Press
Expected publication January 10th 2017
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adult Fiction
eARC via NetGalley & Xpresso Book Tours
380 Pages
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Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

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Book Review|Princess Lemonella by Saarein te Brake


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Princess Lemonella
by Saarein te Brake, Sassafras De Bruyn (Illustrations)
Original Language: Dutch

Children’s Fiction, Children’s Fairytales
32 Pages
Kindle, NetGalley
Published October 11th, 2016 by Clavis
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Princess Lemonella is born angry. She always looks sour and never smiles.
When the king and queen try to find a prince for her, she sends all the candidates away.
Until one prince just rides past her …

A funny and romantic fairy tale about how love can make you smile.
For princes and princesses aged 5 years and older.

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