Jacquie Talento

Biography

I'm a mom of 5 and love Indie Authors. I hold them in the utmost of respect for the work they do and share with us readers. I post my reviews on here as well as: LibraryThing, Barnes & Nobles, Amazon and Goodreads.
Reading takes me on vacations to places I may never get to see. It's my escape from the real world.

Books

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Smashwords book reviews by Jacquie Talento

  • The Dark Gifts Inheritance on March 30, 2012

    Sarah and Jason are brother and sister that have been thru the foster care system after their parents passed away. Their aunt had left them a home with many secrets from their past they were unaware of. Jason has noticed a change in himself that scares him and wants Sarah in on it so he can find out what is happening. He’s changing into something he knows nothing about. They stumble across something in the attic that tells them they own another house and go to check it out. They meet their Aunt Shana who is a Seer. Danger creeps around them as things don’t seem so safe for them with her. They discover they both will be werewolves eventually but Jason has already started the change. Is their family there to now help them learn the ways or are they out to destroy them? What new creatures will they meet along the way? This is an edge of the seat excitement as Ms. Cross brings out the characters in her book to a new world. There has to be a sequel to this and I can’t wait for it to come out.
  • Oceans of Red Volume Two on March 30, 2012

    The adventure continues with Remy, Shane and Greg in this second book of Ms. Cross. Remy has decided to go with Daelen, a Druid and see exactly what he wants from her. He transfers his thoughts to her and puts her into a deep sleep to fight off previous sins and sorrows she has experienced in her past. It didn’t work the way it was suppose to. She manages to break free and goes back to where her family is. She has a new power that she decides she is going to use. They go to a place to see if they can control the demons and stumble upon something they thought they would never see. Is Remy willing to accept this gift she has and give up her family to save them? I’m truly looking forward to the sequel to this story.
  • Dangerous Barter: A Novella on March 31, 2012

    What would you do for freedom and money? Laura Brenton is going to her home for the finality of a divorce from Michael. She has met Trevor a model and is ready to take the next step with him. Michael is a writer and isn’t ready to give up on his marriage. But will he have a choice? What does the thought of having money do to someone? Or better yet, what would you do to keep the one you love? This was a short story by Ms. Auverigne. It was a nice quick read and I wouldn’t mind reading more of her work.
  • Venture Untamed on April 04, 2012

    Since he was young, Venture wanted to be a prize fighter. His mother was a private nurse for Jade, the daughter of Grant Fieldstone. When his mother passed away, the Fieldstone family kept him so he could have a possible future. Where there is trouble, Venture will be found. He’s been bonded at a young age and is now in training to control his fighting and learn how to fight the proper way. Venture and Jade have a close friendship and that is causing trouble for him. He has to learn that she is his mistress and can’t show the friendship they share out of respect for her and her family. He’s in training and that as well is causing problems for him. It seems no matter what he tries to do right, it isn’t. Venture is about to make a life changing decision, but would it be the right one? He knew that society would frown on him wanting Jade in his life but that was all he thought about. He wanted to be with her and no one else. What would he do to have her for him and him only?
  • After Dinner Mint & Other Stories on April 04, 2012

    These were interesting reads. She has a wonderful imagination. This has five short stories in it. Although I would have liked more background on some of them, that’s why they make short stories. Ms. Auverigne has shown me she can write longer stories and I’d love to see it. She has such creativity that she could really shine. I’d be interested in reading more of her work but would love to see what she can do with a longer story than the short ones even those seemed to be good.
  • Haunted Moon (A Moon Coven Series Novella) on April 11, 2012

    This is the beginning of a truly good story to Compulsion. This is Leeny’s story and her beginning of becoming a Moon witch and her acceptance of her gift. Ms. Burks-Miller has a wonderful way of telling her story.
  • Dirty Little Angels on April 12, 2012

    This is the story about a young teen named Hailey and the hardships of life that are happening to her and her family. Her dad is unemployed and her mom is in a depression from a miscarriage she had. Hailey is questioning her faith in God and wondering why he hasn’t answered her prayers to help them thru everything. Her brother, Cyrus has introduced her to a man named Moses. Moses is an ex con and he’s planning on changing a bank into a drive thru church. Moses isn’t such a saint but Hailey is drawn to his belief in God. But is he a good influence to her? This is a different kind of story from the one’s I read but the author brought out some of the trails that haunt young adults in their lives and how they handle them. I’d be interested in reading more of Mr. Tusa’s books.
  • Caged (Talented Saga #2) on May 02, 2012

    When Ms. Davis contacted me about reading her second book in the Talented series, I was in awe. The excitement was overwhelming and my memories were flashing back to the day when I was consumed with reading Talented and getting to know the characters all over again. What a privilege to be asked to read this 2nd book of hers. I was in the clouds of happiness for this sequel. As I so want to blab all about the details of this story, I won’t put any spoilers out. That was fantastic!!! We have all the same characters back and Talia is out to see if she can find out who the spy is that put her in danger where she almost lost her life. Questions being, is Talia going to be with Donavon or Erik? Will she be returning back to the life that she so enjoyed with Henri and Erik? Who does she trust? Secrets will be told and will unfold before your very eyes. I’m telling you that it will catch you by surprise. There is definitely going to be a sequel to this and I can promise I will be one of the first to read her next book. This was a masterpiece Ms. Davis. Thank you for letting me read this. Your next book won’t be out soon enough as far as I’m concerned.
  • Energy - The Awakening on May 19, 2012

    This may have been a long story but it was well worth it. Schutte taught us in this story how love can conquer all. Brighton is about 3 years older than Lily and they are constantly together. They have grown up with each other and find that they are falling in love. Then one day while out in a field, a dark cloud of smoke fills the air and goes after Brighton. Seth, the evil one, has gone to find Thomas, Brighton’s somewhat uncle for revenge and stumbles up Brighton who has a white light of energy to him. Brighton can’t be sensed by anyone. Lily is taken by Seth whom we later find out is her father and wants to teach her the ways. Mischief, a black panther with white eyes becomes the protector of Brighton and those close to him once Brighton saves him in childbirth. But will Brighton be able to control the people of his land with his energy or will he become just like Seth? Can the love Brighton and Lily feel prevail? This is a nice adventure story where love is found through some and evil takes over for others. Be careful as you might find yourself laughing and crying in some of the scenes.
  • Soulstone (Immortalis # 4) on May 29, 2012

    I was one of Ms. Salidas lucky winners to have this book in my hot hands. What an enjoyable read. Just means I need to go back to the first book and read the rest.
  • Before I Breathe: A Novel on June 25, 2012

    I received this story from a LibraryThing giveaway. What a cute story this was. Kalena was a teenage girl going thru growing pains of life. We travel with her as she ends up making decisions that will affect her for the rest of her life. This book will show us that hard work and time pays off.
  • The Dreamer's Scars on Aug. 10, 2012

    Quoted from the book: Thorns of misery snagged her soul, piercing deep until she bled buried memories, cried tears of forgotten sorrow. I was contacted by the author for an honest review. His story is a masterpiece in the works for us readers as he allows us to see thru his character’s eyes. His writing style is intense and well written. He will definitely be a new author I will stalk and follow thru his great works. This story is about a young girl who is held with others in a cell that holds possible witches that can give power back to others that have had theirs taken away. Upon escaping, Bronwyn meets up with others that have gifts as she does and her mission is to escape and finally be free from the torture she has endured by others. She forms a sisterhood with others and has people she can truly call her family after everything she has been thru. Is war really the answer to all the questions she seeks? The story was left open for a sequel which I will be eagerly awaiting for. This is fantastic work Mr. Southwall. Thank you so much for allowing me to read your work as it is very impressive.
  • The Dreamer's Scars on Aug. 10, 2012

    Quoted from the book: Thorns of misery snagged her soul, piercing deep until she bled buried memories, cried tears of forgotten sorrow. I was contacted by the author for an honest review. His story is a masterpiece in the works for us readers as he allows us to see thru his character’s eyes. His writing style is intense and well written. He will definitely be a new author I will stalk and follow thru his great works. This story is about a young girl who is held with others in a cell that holds possible witches that can give power back to others that have had theirs taken away. Upon escaping, Bronwyn meets up with others that have gifts as she does and her mission is to escape and finally be free from the torture she has endured by others. She forms a sisterhood with others and has people she can truly call her family after everything she has been thru. Is war really the answer to all the questions she seeks? The story was left open for a sequel which I will be eagerly awaiting for. This is fantastic work Mr. Southwall. Thank you so much for allowing me to read your work as it is very impressive.
  • Clone Three on Oct. 21, 2012

    Ms. Larson’s words flow easily with her writings of this story. You will find yourself pulled in from the beginning and refusing to believe the story is over when it ends even knowing there is a sequel out there for us to come. Clone 3 also known as Trio is confused. She has waken with little memory and only flashbacks of things from the past. She is on a mission to find Clone 2 and Clone 1 by a graphic of a woman telling her to find them but it fades away. She happens upon Poppy, a little girl that grabs her heart instantly. Beckett, Poppy’s brother is a protector in many ways. The Sick have come along after the world that we know of has ended along with other predators. All adults have died and all that is left are children and young adults trying to make it in the world of what is left. But survival is hard because if you can’t hide in the shadows, be aware of what is around you, then your fate will be as the rest of the world has met. I dare you to not fall in love with the characters Ms. Larsen has created for us and brought to life. I am looking forward to the next story to this series.
  • Kiera's Quest: Awakenings on Oct. 21, 2012

    Now this book caught me off guard and was not what I expected. That right there gives the author a massive jump on this being a fantastic read. Kiera has found a ring near a doll. The doll just so happens to be Zakk who is cursed by the Witch Queen’s spell. She wants all the power to do as she wishes. This story takes you on an adventure that shows you nothing around you is what it really seems. Can Kiera save this world she has been brought into and the people that she loves from harm? Loved this story from beginning to end.
  • Erotic Seduction on Nov. 12, 2012

    I won this on a LibraryThing giveaway. This is the start of three stories. Isobel is seeking attention, maybe approval thru Jay who is more than happy to oblige. But he has his own insecurities to deal with. This was a nice touch to the main stories that will follow
  • Clone Three on Nov. 12, 2012

    Ms. Larson’s words flow easily with her writings of this story. You will find yourself pulled in from the beginning and refusing to believe the story is over when it ends even knowing there is a sequel out there for us to come. Clone 3 also known as Trio is confused. She has waken with little memory and only flashbacks of things from the past. She is on a mission to find Clone 2 and Clone 1 by a graphic of a woman telling her to find them but it fades away. She happens upon Poppy, a little girl that grabs her heart instantly. Beckett, Poppy’s brother is a protector in many ways. The Sick have come along after the world that we know of has ended along with other predators. All adults have died and all that is left are children and young adults trying to make it in the world of what is left. But survival is hard because if you can’t hide in the shadows, be aware of what is around you, then your fate will be as the rest of the world has met. I dare you to not fall in love with the characters Ms. Larsen has created for us and brought to life. I am looking forward to the next story to this series.
  • Night Realm on Nov. 12, 2012

    Murders are happening in the town that Detective David Marks is in and they have similarities of two puncture wounds in the neck. Ryan is a PI working for Selena and has been assigned to find out what Dr. Becker is researching. His sister, Chelsea, has met Travis and he’s different from the guys she’s dated in the past. With a vampire running around who only cares about what he wants, is anyone safe? I liked the mystery involved in this and how so many characters’ lives intertwined. I would definitely recommend this story.
  • Erotic Seduction on Nov. 12, 2012

    . This is the start of three stories. Isobel is seeking attention, maybe approval thru Jay who is more than happy to oblige. But he has his own insecurities to deal with. This was a nice touch to the main stories that will follow.
  • Pawn (Nightmares Trilogy #1) on May 29, 2013

    I received a copy from the author for an honest review. What if everything you believed in life about yourself turned out to be a lie? Had déjà vu moments that really were going play out in the future as if you had already experienced them? Endora or Eel as her friends call her has those experiences. She also seems to cause electronics to stop working. But on her 18th birthday, things start to happen and change around her. Her best friend Devon is about the only person she can trust. She misses her dad but when he doesn’t meet her for the appointment they have planned together, Eel gets an odd call that changes things. Once Kannon saves her from a near death experience, the connection is strong between them and undeniable. But is he safe to be around and is he someone she can trust? What secrets will Eel learn about who she really is? This is the beginning of another pull you in story from Ms. Davis you will want to pick up and read.