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  • This Will Not Look Good on My Resume on Feb. 21, 2011

    I laughed a lot but could not believe how mean she was. felt quilty for laughing at the meaness. lots of different jobs and situations. can laugh at self and others. well written and enertaining. was given ebook to read and review.
  • Spin the Plate Short Story on Feb. 27, 2011

    I was given the book to review. I liked it. Joe is a tough young tattoo artist. She hides her looks and how strong she is. She rescues animals and takes care of them fixes them up and finds homes for them. Hardly talks to anyone. She was sexually abused. Francis see hers and follows her and gets her to go to dinner. He lives with 3 aunts and you dont know what he does till the end of the book. the book was easy to read and was smooth in the story. you cared for joe and francis and wanted things to work out for them.
  • Republic: A Novel of America's Future on March 14, 2011

    This is not the typical type of book or story that I like. But the characters were so real I could see them and cried for them. I could see how and why the fiction could be real if we are not careful. I hated some of the characters. Like President,HDS agents. their misuse of power.I cared for a lot of the characters and none had a happy ending with so much death around them. the book was well written and I could not put it down. It wrung out my emotions. How greed and power can corrupt is scarry.
  • Remedy (A story of Aligare) on March 18, 2011

    it was ok had problems keeping track of names,what they were kept getting mixed up. interesting characters and species. If I was clearer in my mind would have made more sense earlier. Peregrine was deaf miner that he chose for a long time. he tucked his wings in so he could mined but now decieds to quit and be somthing else and has to relearn and strengthen his wings to fly again. tillian is his hear for him she is the forth generation and he feels quilty for wasting thier lives to help him and he wants to change for her. thier is a third group who are sick and dying that they risk to help save. the story and world are complex and if you enjoy fantasy this would be a good book to read. though i wish ebooks would have back of a book discription with them it would have helped me to make sense earlier
  • The Color of Heaven on March 19, 2011

    well I cried and cried at different part of the book. I was so into the characters. they were real to me. so if a book is supposed to make you care and believe this book is a winner. the characters where well rounded. the story kept me involved didnt want to stop. will read other books by her. the story tells of sophie fairytale life and then problems she faces. than in the middle tells her parents story than next phase of sophie story. it all fits together really well. I would recommend this book but have kleenex handy.
  • Look for Our Mother and Our Father on April 10, 2011

    She brakes things down for you and aware of are flaws. It makes a lot of sense but I could not handle all the negative of the book and i was going to a place that i did not want to go too. plus have a doctors appointment tomorrow. So I chose to keep my blinders on for now. maybe a different time in my life I could better put to use this book. she is easy to read and it all flows together.
  • Following My Toes on April 12, 2011

    breaks up with her because he has been sleeping with her best friend. Faith decides to move to bigger city where collage roommate is living. She meets Eathen car mancanic as she hits town. She meets Bill where she lives. met max. she is trying to get over the anger and hurt. Trying to find herself. Its a good story kept me up reading. I liked the book club questions at the end. I think it would be a nice book club bFaith is a high school teacher teaching english. Her boyfriend book.
  • The Bone Trail on April 18, 2011

    I enjoyed the story. Two women are trying to find out more about BLM roundup of wild mustangs and disappear. Kate is reporter working out of washington when her boss sends her because of an old friend to look into the disappearness. than it goes in to a section about jim and his experiences in washington and how he became acholic and over. than shows them working together to find out why no one was really looking into the ladies disappearance really well. It goes back and forth in a good way and shows life on the reservation the good now and bad earlier. tells a little about wild mustangs. Its a pretty good story and i enjoyed all the characters.
  • Bridesmaid Lotto on April 24, 2011

    Emma is holding a lotto drawing for the chance to be one of four bridesmaid at her wedding. one of the groomsman is her future brother-in-law Jake. Who is a rich famous actor who wants to settle down. So thousand pay the 10. fee to enter. half goes to wedding half to charity. Tv show is having an hour show to pick the winners. Joise mother enters for her. Her roomate enters too. Josie does not know she been entered till her name is drawn. Maddy a friend from works help her shop and does her hair to fit in with rich crowd. one of the contest is to help plan a party for the bride. Josie winss a date with jake. he flys her to his private cabin by a lake he owns all of in his private plane. Josie really likes him and he kisses her in a field that thay are alone. So next day picture is in paper of the kiss and of her comming home with jake. so then camaras follow her everywhere. One of the bridesmaid is a stuck up modle. ones a country girl and jennifer who she really likes and bonds with. Josie writes a journal so she won't start to change and get a big head so writes of embrassing stuff from highschool and life. Its a cute funny romantic read.
  • Death After Midnight on May 05, 2011

    It was a little confusing at first jumping to the new characters and thier start of thier storylines. It all came together well. Has a lot of future world might be like. Th central figure is Jaared who is 167 years old cop. Jaared is blind and he has a computer in his brain so his bosses can always know how he is doing or feeling. Head is crime boss who wants to find out about templars secrets and what they had hidden, he believes it is the holy grail. Madaline is Jaared benafactor that comes and does things he has a hard time understanding and remembering her. Emile is an antiques dealer that has painful leg and his shop gets broken into a few times. Paulette she sees glimps of the future and cares for Emile. Thier is a lot of action and history it was good story and kept me interested in it till the end once I got a handle on who was doing what. recommend it.
  • The Queen Bee of Bridgeton (Dancing Dream #1) on May 06, 2011

    Sonya lives in a poor neighborhood with her older sister and her mom. She won 2 tickets to balet in elementry school and wanted to dance. Her mom could not afford to give her lessons but did buy a old pair of dance shoes for her. She found a dance studio that was the close as she could and watched from the windows and tried to copy them. When she got caught she offered to clean in exchange for dance lessons. Has continued now before school which she got into on scholarship and her sister has been thier after trying out 6 times. Sonya tries to be invisible to the students thier she does not fit in only a few black students go their. one day she forgot her dance shoes in her locker and hurried back to get them and a door crashes into her face. will and girl were making out and she realized this was second time she seen him after making out with someone. Sonja looks at him and said you have sad eyes. Will has been watching her for a while and asks her out and shes says no. She has no idea who he is or even his name. her sister cant believe she said no to him. between her dance lessons and when she gives lessons she has an hour and will shows up at studio with flowers and gets her to go to eat. Thier is a bunch of girls running the school and sets kids up that are in thier way or just for fun. No one knows exactly whos doing it. They dont like Sonja dating the basketball star and try to set her up and break them apart. It is a good story and you want to root for sonja and will and see everything work out for the best. I enjoyed reading the book.
  • Priscilla the Great on May 13, 2011

    Priscilla is a 12 year old girl her best friend Tai lives across the street. She has fighting with her mom for the past 3 years after she missed her 10th birthday party because of work. She is gone quite a bit. Priscilla is at a party which she talks to a guy she has a crush on and gets hot. she ends up lighting a towel on fire with her hands. Thats her first hint that something weird is happening to her. Her Father is over protective. So she realizes it has to do with her hormones that she developed powers. Her older brother is josh who helps her when she needs it. and 5 yr. old twin brothers. Its a cute book and a fast read. I won the sequale of this book in exchange of a review and sent me the first one to read. I am looking forward too the second book. I did not want the first to end especially how it ended so I will read the second tonight.
  • Priscilla the Great: The Kiss of Life (Book #2) on May 13, 2011

    priscilla and family are back for more adventures. The President of the United States teen daughter gets kidnapped by priscilla or so it looks like. Priscilla was on a date at the time with kyle at a movie theater so thier date got cancelled. Priscilla does more missions with Marco. Her plain gets almost shot down. She gets even with the 8th grade class at her old school because they have been given tia a hard time this year. Priscilla gets in fights with other mutants trying to kill her. Fun action makes it seem real like. I am not a fan of cliffenders so I hope the next book comes out right away. I enjoyed the book think kids and adults can enjoy Priscill the Great books.
  • The Second Fly Caster: Fatherhood, Recovery and an Unforgettable Tournament on May 20, 2011

    really short but well told story. I could picture the tournament. comming from from a family of alcholics and fishermen hit close. I am glad he was able to overcome it. its good memory and how important small things we say and do can mean a lot. i was given the ebook in exchange for review
  • Twin Shorts on May 23, 2011

    this is a really short stories. Priscilla back and reading her english papers using her brothers as subject material. It really does sound like a teenager talking about younger brothers. Priscilla hints about family secrets but in her assignments does not say what they are. I really enjoy Priscilla and her family look forward to reading more about her.
  • Burden Kansas on May 30, 2011

    This had a little different view on vampires. It made it more oringal. kept me interested to see how it all worked out at the end. Keith is a ranger and somthing been killing his cattle and his nieghbors cattle. The sheriff came out to see what he could see but he hates keith. A scientist from federal goverment has come out and knows a little about the creature but not much. Keith ends up trapping one and learned a little bit more about them and knows how to stop them from killing his cows. Keith wife had cancer and keith drinks a lot but he is close with his niece and brother. Makes some really tough decisions and asks others to make them to. I can see how this could lead to more stories along the way. I liked the story. It given an ebook inexchange for honest review.
  • Ballsack on May 30, 2011

    I read half way and stopped. its subject matter is too much. teen girl dreaming of ballsacks everywhere. sneaking in boys gym, bathrooms. mom and boyfriend doing supposedly amish lifestyle. smoking weed,milking a dog. she sent to different school because she to busy daydreaming about seeing ballsacks. just too much for me. its short but still had no desire to finsh the story. I was given the ebook in exchange of review
  • Vestal Virgin on June 11, 2011

    Its a look at Rome in the time of Nero. With some real figures and places woven into a story with fiction characters of what the lives where like. Elissa Rubria Honoria is a vestal virgin and bound to serve as a virgin for 30 years. She cares for her family and tries to save her brother than her sister from Nero. Gallus Justinus loves Elissa and has been in the senate and following Paul teachings of Jesus. Tells a lot of sex and drugs and things Nero and his court are up to. How he can turn from friends and put them to death in the circus. Nero once lover Marcus (Elissa brother)he thinks he want to kill him. Than wants Elissa as a lover and she denies him and then wants her little sister. friends are spys on each other. Its is an engaging book. I did not want to put it down.
  • Gravity on June 29, 2011

    I really liked the story and would have given 5 stars but I hate having to wait to find out what happens to the next book comes out. Ariel is going to be a sophomore this year. She feel all alone after her good friend for since kindergarden Jenna disappeared. Everyone thinks she has runaway but Ariel doesn't. Last year she was picked on by the rich snobby girls Lainey and friends. Lainey has claimed the new boy Henry as hers. Ariel ends up having Henry in alot of her classes and becomes friends with him. Theo is her neighbor and becomes friends too. Lots of weird things are happening around town. Ariel is hearing voices and wierd sounds. Lainey even breaks her nose and gets away with it because she rich. a couple of young girls go missing. Its full of action, mysteries and villians and good guys. Cant wait to read the next book.
  • Isle of Stumps on July 02, 2011

    Isle of stumps is a collection of really short stories. They are okay. made me think about thier situations. The first story told about a warrior people and how this one person failed the test because he hesitated before killing his mother that he just met. He was kicked out population tied to a raft and let go. He ended on a island that the people had no legs and walked on thier hands and hated him. He was lonely and showed how he changed to fit in. another story told about soldier in training and what he would do for his caffine craving. the one story is my worst fears in action. The earth is invaded by poinson spiders that want to kill everyone. they want to live here without us. I would deffinately not want to see that. their are a few more stories in this collection. well written, but the subjects are not what I care for personaly. I was given the ebook for exchange of honest review. the spider story is still creeping me out.
  • Murder in the Philosophy Department on July 02, 2011

    Its a pretty good mystery story. Well thought out characters. plot lines make sense. kept my attention. Lisa is a professor and writer. No one really knows she writes fantasy fiction. First day back to school in the fall Lisa finds out her computer and key code dont work and she has to go fight with human resource for a couple of hours that she is not retired and not able to retire yet. While Lisa is arguing with them the new head of the philosophy department was murdered. She has the strongest alabi. the acting new chair is from the history department and was flying over the ocean at the time. He doesn't want the job. so Lisa is helping him to figure out the department and helping the poli ce understand how things works. She wants it solved so life can go back as it was. I enjoyed reading this book that I recieved for free in an exchange for honest review.
  • LilyPad Princess on July 11, 2011
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    Its a cute short short ebook about a different take on the princess and the frog. I thinks kids will enjoy this tale. I know I thought it was charming. two twin 11 yr Princess Gwedolyn & Prince Jack are playing out in the garden, as brothers do he was teasing his sister. Jack knocked her crown in the pond that was the second time so Gwendolyn went into the pond to find her crown. What she found was a frog on a lily pad wearing a little crown. Gwendolyn thought she better kiss it and turn Prince charming back to a prince instead she got a princess who lost her memory. So they decide to have a ball and someone will surely recongize Princess Lily at the ball. She want to find her family. Mean while the wall protecting the castle is getting a crack in it. Hundreds of lily pads all over the grounds. I was given the ebook in exchange for honest review. so they have to solve both problems.
  • Shimmerspell: The Shimmer Trilogy, #1 on July 11, 2011

    I enjoyed this story and tomorrow I will read the next book in the series. Jensen is in a new school in high school living with her sister Lauren. Jensen in math class with mr. Tanner and he can always tell when she lies and picks on her. Her friend Zoe's twin sister hates her and Jensen has no idea why. To get even with her Jensen plans to break into her locker and take somthing and gets caught by Liam. All of a sudden she see Liam is wearing wings. Then she see's two more kids with wings and thinks they killed the princaple. Calls her sister on the phone for help and her sister says that she cant come home she is leaving her. Jensen has no idea whats happening all of a sudden. Liam saves her and trys to help her figure out why she can see through glamours all of a sudden. Learns about a fairy war she is in the middle of. No one trusts her and she finds it all hard to trust them. It is a story that makes sense and I want to know more about thier world.
  • Limerick: The Shimmer Trilogy, #2 on July 12, 2011

    4 stars I liked it but it was too short wanted a lot more of the book. I hate having to wait to find out what happens next. Jensen is now living with her dad in the second book. She gets to stay in the same town. Zoe finds out about her but she also finds out about Zoe being a witch. Zoe twin Shelby still hates Jensen. Shelby makes Liam kiss her in front of Jensen. later Shelby is kidnapped by mistake thinking that she is Zoe Jensen friend. So they need to rescue her from Dragons. Its magic,adventure and about friendships. I enjoyed it and want more books. I was given the ebook in exchange for honest review.
  • Concerto on July 13, 2011

    I liked it and did not want to stop still I finshed it. I was involved in the story so much that I was crying in part of it. Chris is a violinist in the Newton Philharmonic Symphony. She joined 6 months ago to work with Alexis Brooks who was the best in world right now. five years ago he was tried for killing his wife and got off on a tech. Most people think he got away with murder including his own father. Chris does not believe he did it. Even with police,dr.. everyone trying to warn her. Dwight is very jealous of Alexis scince high school. He keeps asking Chris out but she keeps saying no. He is second chair and was more involved while Alexis was not around. Someone is terroring Chris. first with wierd phone calls than lots of faxes than paper all over front yard. drugged her tea which if she was not on phone at time she passed out would of died by allergic reaction. Takes pictures of her everywhere, emails,damaging house. Police belive its Alexis. So Chris believes she needs to solve Alexis wife murder to stop her attacker. Chris makes some stupid mistakes, but keeps trying to fight back. It shows a lot of how symphony works. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review
  • Of Witches and Warlocks: The Trouble with Spells on July 21, 2011

    I liked how fun and clean the book was to read. Vance Mangum has been running from his father for years. His father is evil and was turning vance too. Vance mom found out and she got Marsha to take care of Vance and protect and keep him safe. Vance is a powerful warlock who's power started at 5years old. When he was 16 they moved again at the new school he instant he saw Portia Mullins he was tuned into her but found she was the one person that he promised to stay away from till she turned 16 and found out she was a witch too. Two years later Portia world changed when she found out her dad, grandma and Vance were witches too in the same coven and if she joined they would be 13 members. Portia also found out that Vance has watched over her for two years and he new she had a crush on him because he could hear her feelings and voice inside of him. Later Portia could hear and feel Vance's feelings inside her too. But than someone tried to kill Portia and they got closer together and had a binding spell between them that was stronger than any heard of they had a hard time being apart. It was a good story and look forward to reading more about them in the next book.
  • Gifts and Consequences on Aug. 13, 2011

    Well the last chapter took me awhile to read because I used a lot of tissue. It was a good lesson did not agree with everything but made me think and care and feel, Jonathan is almost a billionare shy a few million. When his wife got alltimers in her early 40's he sold all his property and closed down his busness at the peak. Susan asked him to always remind her that he was her husband. told Jonathan thier was so much good he could do in her name that she could not do anymore. So Jonathan does not believe in giving anything without a return. So if he hears someone say they would walk across the US and back if thier was away to save his wife. Jonathan would give him a chance to see if he really would do it but if he agreed and quit thier would be a penalty. Most kept thier promises and Jonathan kept his word always. He ended up with a lot of employees to help him keep track and to find those that needed help and where willing to do things to get it. One young woman cat needed surgery and offered to volunteer at vets office in exchange for it. The vet did not take her up on it, but Jonathan did. She volunteered at Humain society for a year and now works for Jonathan. The people who kept their word got what they asked for and learned life lessons in return. I was touched by this story in so many ways. I would read more of Daniel work. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
  • Jockeys and Jewels on Aug. 19, 2011

    I was kept in the story. Good see the races and horses. Kurt is a horse trainer and his horse is about to race when he gets a call. He looks at who's calling and finds his old boss Archer from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He quit 11 months ago to be a full time horse trainer. He was tired of going undercover all the time. Archer said,"They needed him on this case as a horse trainer and not to take his good horses. His old partner Connor had been murdered. He had stopped to help a horse trailer and after followed him to the track. He talked to a jockey named Julie West. The trailer belonged to Otto Laing." So Kurt left his good horses and took a new horse to teach the gate too. and a Horse that looked good but had lost all of his races so far. Also took Cisco his work horse. He is across the barn with his horses to Otto's horse but he cant see that horse because its blocked off so no one can bother it. Otto horse hates him. Kurt offers Julie to ride his horse in the mornings and see how well she does at her first race before deciding who will be jockey for the race. Kurt fits in because he is a real trainer and no one knows he is a cop. It shows the world of racing. How hard undercover can be with all the lying. I enjoyed reading Jockeys and Jewels and look forward to reading more books from Bev. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
  • Three for Avadar on Aug. 23, 2011

    In Three for Avadar its no surprise that three people meet up on the trail for Avadar. First Bengar is a warrior and hears sounds of fighting he heads over to where the fighting is. He sees Two soldiers on horse's fighting a group of seven thieves and trying to get to the lady they are protecting. Bangar steps in and helps defeat the thieves and is timing was great because the one soldier just died and by the time all the thieves are dead the last soldier died and Ariadne faints. Ariadne tells him her father is a merchant and will reward him for helping to get to avadar safely. Bengar is planning to go thier to join the army because who they are going to war with killed his brother and his family and he wants revenge. They come to a tavern and hope to spend the night but most of the people in their want thier money and Ariadne. Bengar ends up fighting most of the tavern but a person in cloak helps him to defeat them. Mahri is a sorceress who is on trail of a powerful object called the heart of Omhri that gives a lot of power to a sorcer. King of Omhri to protect it sent it away before it could be stolen before he died. So the three travel and when they to Avadar they realize who Ariadne is and they are each allowed to do what they want. It goes from action to action and keeps your focus on the story. It has love, vengence, hero's and villians. Good over evil. You care for Bengar,Ariadne and Mahri and want them to suceed in their goals. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
  • Vampire Assassin (Jane #1) on Aug. 25, 2011

    Its hard to rate some books. This one starts talking about this guy Bob what he looks like and talking to his misstress and it would take him an hour to get home. Then she describes how fast vampires can walk. Then follow into his garage and kills him and how and why. I really did not like much of the first part of story. But then she talks more about her life and when she met her co-worker on a film and they fell for each other.The rest of story got me caring about Jane and Steven. I ended up shedding tears I was into the story. I would read more about Jane and see how much I liked that book if their is a next one. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
  • Transfection on Aug. 25, 2011

    Dr. Carl Peters worked at a university in a lab and was eccentric. His only friend was assistant Jim Glover. Carl spent more time in the lab than he did at home. He worked with genetic modification food. It tells how much he obssessed with work and science till he lost everything and he knows part of it was his fault for the choices he made. It shows him spireling down and up. That you need to work on more than one aspeck at a time. Also shows greed and how science studies can be made into less than truethful ways. The story was a little hard with the science for me to follow but it was good. Just not a story I would pick up and read again. I was given the short story in exchange for honest review.
  • Ovolution and Other Stories on Sep. 03, 2011

    The things I hate about short stories they are too short! these are I liked them but wanted more to the strioes. the first one is about a professor's wife is pregnant and then she turns and builds a huge nest in garage. Marona then lays an egg. Is the thing inside human or demon? their is huge debate. Then they found out that Marona was not the first. There is a lot of play on words that has ex into egg like eggspinged eggspect. Another story has a space ship that are goingo into deep space for around 15 years, Years earlier Earth got a message and one member of the crew just broke the code and the new message they just received. I thought the messages funny. another was a barber telling about his abduction by aliens. If you like short stories or science fiction or humor read these. I was given this ebook in exchange for hoest review.
  • Restless Highways on Sep. 29, 2011

    Restless Highways is a little scary. I made the mistake at starting at 12:30am Home alone. after the first four stories I had to stop and read something lighter. One story is about a romance writer who starts to get a idea for a slasher type book and starts writing late at night than realizing what she is writing tears it up and slasher guy comes and murder her because she did not write his story. a couple goes to garage sale out in the country down a driveway loaded with sale items but no cars or people around. finally owners come out and try to get male to go with him out back to see old cars. Then gets the couple to see stuff inside as they go they shut garage doors. the couple feel uneasy. also a short story that is a prelude to longer book about a guy who has been wandering for 500 years. His wife keeps being reborn different times but God of death wants her. He protects her now she is reborn again. Good be a good book to read in the future. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.
  • Priscilla the Great: Too Little Too Late (Book #3) on Oct. 07, 2011

    4 STARS This is the third book in the series about a girl who one day shoots fire out of her finger tips. I enjoy Priscilla and her friends and can't wait till the next book comes out. This story picks up after the last one when Priscilla mom's stabbed her father in chest and kidnapped two other people that she had rescued before. Dr. Witherall and Colonel Selliwood have activated a chip in her brain and now controlling her. Priscilla and her brother are searching for their mom, Katya and Peter. Then how to unprogram tham. Dr. Witherall and Colonel Selliwood have been trying to creat super soldiers by messing with DNA. Quin was the first too survive and for years after she escaped from them was trying to rescue the other children they had made and were controlling them. They all had different talents. Quinn was strong,fast and smart. Priscilla was fast ,strong and shoot fire from her fingertips. Josh can read minds, know the future sometimes. Marco could turn all metal, They have the same problems normal teens have plus a lot more. I like the relationships. I admit I cried in reading this book. looking forward to the next one.
  • Barbary Point on Oct. 29, 2011

    4 Stars story 5 Stars on emotions This is the second book I have read today this was shorter, simpler but I cried a lot of tears reading this story. I was definetly connected to this story. Kelly was very sucessful and happy with her life. She was manager of Magazine and engaged to the Owner. Then she got a call that her dad had died and left everything to her. Kelly had not seen her father or heard from him since she was three. Kelly flies into town plans to sign papers and leave that same weekend but she found out a little about her dad and somethings about herself. Like I said its short only 130 pages but it packs a punch, Its romance with fishing and lake Winnebago. I enjoyed it except for my crying. I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review.
  • Three Girls and a Baby on Nov. 10, 2011

    It's scary to think your alone and having a baby. I enjoyed Ginny and her good friends Annie and Jen. The story kept moving right along and to advance it. Would have little snippets about stage of pregnacy or what the baby should be doing now. Ginny had a lot of changes the last year, she moved back to her hometown, broke up with longtime boyfriend Josh, graduated collage, moved in with friends from collage. Then finding out on one of those visits with Josh whom she still loved she got pregnant. Ginny did not want to tell him or her parents and kept putting it off until too late. Josh changed his number and moved to a different state with fiance and did not want to see or hear about a baby. Ginny had to deal with depression over breakup and then fired. Her friends were really their for her as she turned her life around. I would read more books by Rachel. Liked the dialogs yes some was cheesy but good. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review from librarything.
  • Effie At The Wedding on Dec. 29, 2011

    Review:Effie at the wedding by tracy Marchini 4 STARS This is a very short story. Deals with Effie at her big sister's wedding. I can see this story could be real. Effie is always counting down 3 reasons why or why not how she feels about something. Like what she does like about the groom and three reasons she is not happy her sister is getting married. She is dealing with some real issues. How she feels about her weight how her mom feels about her weight. I would read more of Tracy's work. it is easy to follow,seams real, clean now swearing or sex scenes. I wash given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Librarythings.
  • Tyler Palewhite:Soft-Boiled Detective on Dec. 30, 2011

    Friday, December 30, 2011Review: Tyler Palewhite: Soft-Boiled Detective by Joseph valentinetti 4 STARS I liked it but is not a book I will reread again. The characters took awhile for me to care about them. Tyler is a salesman who is always toward the bottom in sales. Tyler is always making excuses why that is. Plus he is always asking his friend to cover for him. Tyler wants to be a writer in fact he wrote one detective book and sent it off to lots of publishers. No short stories or articles just the one novel. It keeps on comming back rejected. Tyler gets the idea to fake being a real detective to help sell his book. He then uses sales training to sell himself. He makes business cards,stationary and advertises. He starts getting a few cases that he does find the people by using computers. Then he gets cases that he bumbles through and with his friends gets over his head in trouble. The ending was okay but I wanted a little bit more from it. I was given this book from the author in exchange of honest review from librarythings.
  • Twenty-Five Years Ago Today on Jan. 06, 2012

    Review: Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba 4 STARS Okay this mystery kept me guessing the whole book. Never sure where it was going, made a bunch a guesses. It kept me wanting to keep reading. I look forward to reading more from Stacy. Kris Langley was newly hired working in the night shift writing obituaries, weddings ect. When she came across a murder that happened almost twenty-five years ago. Kris wanted to help that family get closesure so she wanted to investigated it and see if she can see something different now. Kris had one editor that let her but the other did not like Kris. Kris when she was younger her cousin was murdered too, but her killer was got and at least helped her family know that. She wanted so badly make up for her cousin death that she though finding Diana killer would make a difference. Their were lots of suspects, they knew someone had been stalking Diana. I don't want to say more because I might give something away. It is a very good story. I really wanted things to be resolved for the family I came to care for them. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review from librarything
  • Spirits Rising on Feb. 05, 2012

    Review Spirits Rising by Krista D. Ball 4 STARS Spirits Rising is book 1 of the Spirit Caller Series. Rachel can feel the supernatural. Thier are those in her comunity that call her a witch and demon worshiper. The teenagers know if they are drunk she will come and give them a ride home, rather than have them drive drunk. Manuel O'Toole called because their were a lot of people in his basement drinking and his parents will be coming home soon. He needs help getting rid of them. They were Vikings ghosts in the flesh and drinking. It was interesting short novel, that left a lot of strings for a more stories. Like who abanded her as a baby. The guy she likes is her good friend but he has a girl friend. Would like to see where the next novel would go. I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review from librarything. PUB 2012
  • River Daughter and Other Stories on Feb. 22, 2012

    4 STARS This collection of short stories has quite a twist to them. They are a not for faint of heart.Good stories that keep your attention. topics are concerns we have now but different look at them. River daughter is the first story. Ha takes care of the river and the river takes care of her. She does the job her mother and her mother's mother have done before her. Ha is pregnant with Truc. Three stran gers come and ask her to take them up river, she feels they wont let her keep her wages, but she needs the gold to have her power. Ha will protect the river if they are their to take from it. La Ultima Esperanza sneaking into the US to get better job to help family back home. Becareful what you agree to when you hire a coyete. Roping the Mother Lots of tornados and storm chasers. 10/04/2011 PUB Doomed Muse Press
  • Solo on March 01, 2012
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    5 STARS I love getting to read new authors work and the surprises that are in store. Solo is a well told story that I was lost in. I love the town it was set in. My in-laws are from that area so I could picture the area pretty good. Eliana two months left in the school year gets told that her dad is called to deploy for a year and that she and her mom where going to move in with her parents for that year in Oregon. Eliana is having a hard time with the move to small town and doesn't want to get involved with anything. Casey a junior is very welcoming to her and they have 4 classes together. After gym class Eliana goes to change into levis and can't find her clothes. she is upset that her last class she has to wear short gym shorts. She ends crying in study hall. Cute guy gives her tissue. Sasha is popular cheerleader who is Casey's friend who took her cloths, thinks she so special. Eliana after a week sitting with Casey and her friends for lunch decides not to eat with them and make Casey have to choose. Eliana loves to run and One day as she was running a truck almost ran her down she fell aways down a hill. It was Lucas the cute guy in study hall. He felt bad and was shaken gave her a ride home. Lucas was trying to be her friend. Eliana at a view point saw a meadow and mapped her way to it one day and after that she would spend a lot of her time alone dancing and doing gymnastic tumbling for her own pleasure. No one knew she went their. Lucas asked her to prom and she agreed to go with hijm as friends only and tried to not to get attached to him. The relationships are pretty intertwined with most of the people living in the town most of their lives. Sasha and her boyfriend continued to spread trouble and rumors about Eliana. Eliana took the high road but decided to show her up on the talent show, I cared about the characters and wanted to know more about them. I would more stories by Sarah. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest reviews from librarything. 12/22/2011 PUB M.O.I. Publishing
  • A Course in Murder on March 14, 2012

    A Course in Murder by Elizabeth Chater 4 STARS You can tell by the style of clothes and a few other items that the book was written many years ago but the story is still revelant today. I read it in one quick session of time. It was entertaining even though I figured out the guilty party early in. Button had a busy first weeks of collage. She made an enemy of fellow freshman, got asked out by senior, even had a Dr. fall for her, witness a murder, couple trys at her life, someone harassing her and be a suspect on the murder. Button is a Preacher's daughter who's real first name is Boadicea. Its entertaining I would love to know more about Button's life. I would read more from Elizabeth Chater in the future. I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review from Librarything. ebook PUB 11/28/2012
  • The Eyes that See - A Prelude to the Balancer Chronicles on March 26, 2012

    5 STARS The Eye that See is a prelude to the Balancer Chronicles. I now want to go and read it. The eyes that see was good and wants you to find out more about their world. Its a really fast read. Still the characters are ones you want to find out more about them. Adam is young man that broke some rules and caught something on tape that he should not have. Adam is excited because he knows his mentor really wanted to find out about them. Fredrick has wanted to know proof of Balancers exist for years, but he is concened that Adam broke the rules and put him in danger. Jonathan Darcy is Fredrick boss and he is mad that the tape exists. He has always lied about them to Fredrick. Now they are all at risk. Wolfgang Eriksson is a Balancer who protects humans from the natural world and know one is supposed to know a bout them. He has the choice to take their memories or kill them. I am excited to go read more about Balancers in the next book of the series. I was given this book from Librarything in exchange of honest reviews. March 28, 2011 PUB
  • Legacy - Book One of the Balancer Chronicles on March 26, 2012

    Legacy- Book One of the Balancer by chris adonn 4 STARS This is mostly told in a book about James life through the decades to Kat his future relative. James tells her a lot about different spieces of the supernatural world that he comes into contact with. The only real problem I had with the book it was too long for me I was ready for this book to be done with a lot sooner. Plus I ended up crying in a few places! James explains his normal life than to go on as he discovers that he is a Balancer and the different powers he has. What he learns to do and how he feels about certain people in his life. Wolf is his friend and who teaches him a lot about being a balancer and how the two of them are different from other ones like themselves. Another good friend is a vampire Bas. He also tells about his two different familys and what happens to them. Because James lives long lives their is a lot to tell. It is really easy to read and follow along in the book. I would read more from Chris in the future. I was given this book from librarything in exchange of honest reviews. 2011 PUB
  • Project Moses - An Enzo Lee Mystery Thriller on March 29, 2012

    Review:Project Moses by Robert B. Lowe 5 STARS Project Moses is a Mystery Thriller that is scary that some of it could happen with all the science being discovered. I did not want to put it down till I had finshed reading it. Its a good length of a book. I have to admit crying at part of the story. Enzo Lee writes fluff pieces for San Francisco newspaper for the last two years. His boss just assigned him to cover a prosecutor death. Enzo does not want it and I thought he was not much of an investigator. Then he is asked to cover a Judge Miriam Gilbert's death in her office she is found the next morning. They did not know yet what she had died from but the prosecuter and the Judge were just on a case that ended in a hung jury. The next day the Judge's niece Sarah Armstrong comes to talk to Lee about her Aunt the judge and as she is leaving the newpaper building she is runover by a hit and run that seamed aimed at her. Lee was a witness to it and took her home from the hospital and to his place because he did not like all these deaths happening. The more that Lee and Sarah find out about the deaths they find lots more accidents have happened accross the country. Lee is being set up on a drug charge but he is warned by the police detective who was investigating the judge death till it was taken over by Feds. Two lawyers that went to law school and argued against Sarah and her friend the dead prosecuter where also killed by mysterous deaths. One of the deaths was Brent Donsen who worked as prosecuter for Justice department. Finding what he was looking at opens a lot of information. Brent was actually the first death in New York than is buddy in florida and than the deaths in San Francisco. Thier is a lot of science about gene splicing to help the food supply but than you see how that same technology is used to wipe out crops of certain areas and animals. The story is well told and kept my attention on the story. I would read more books by Robert in the future based on this book. I was given this ebook from Librarything and asked in return to give honest review of the story. 01/23/2012 PUB Words: 85474
  • Dangerous Barter: A Novella on April 06, 2012

    Review:Dangerous Barter by Amanda Lawrence 4 STARS Its a short story. The part of scary story is that things like it are in the news all the time now. The characters are sad, angry & bitter. The couple Laura and Michael are meeting at thier mansion at midnight to sign the divorce papers. Laura is angry and plans how she will sell everything. Michael does not want a divorce he thinks they can work it out. you add hard drinks to the equation and its not good. 05/26/2011 pub. I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review from librarything.
  • Priscilla the Great: Bring the Pain (Book#4) on April 08, 2012

    Sunday, April 8, 2012Priscilla the Great: Bring the Pain by Sybil Nelson 5 STARS I hate cliff hangers at least the next book The Time Traveling Bullet is due out this month. Priscilla is a typical teenager who can shoot fire out of her fingers. She is 13 years old and super strong. She has risked her life a lot to save her family and others. After her last adventure her boyfriend Marco died, her mom miscarried. The story opens with her parents seperating and her brothers all choose to stay with their father. So Priscilla goes with her mom because she feels bad that her other three children choose him. Priscilla talks her mom into going back to their home town and letting her go back to school with her friends. Tai her best friend is really smart and invents gadgets that help Priscilla. She knows all about her skills and why people are always trying to kidnap or kill her. Kyle was her best friend turn to boyfriend than broke it off because he saw Marco kiss her. Kyle finally learns the truth about Priscilla and all her new skills. He has secrets now of his own with the new female coach. Josh her older brother sees the future sometimes and he saw Marco die on last mission so Priscilla not talking to him. Her mom has been a secret agent for years she was raised in a lab and was enginered. Her father is brillant scientist. She has XI trying to kill her all the time. She is getting rid of others that won;t join her. the books are fun,drama,action and have no bad parts would not be afraid to let teens read them. I know I have enjoyed reading them and look forward to buying the next one.
  • After Dinner Mint & Other Stories on April 21, 2012

    After Dinner Mint & Other Stories by Amanda Lawrence In the Snow Is the first story about Rita and Arthur taking a walk in snow. Rita is enjoying the snow and has great memory. Arthur does not have good memories, He is serious and in medical school. He gets pranked. Compliment A High level of Achievement Dr. Flint is teaching Human Anatomy and they are going to work on bodies today. Then things happen and twists to the story I did not expect. After Dinner Mint a daughter brings her fiance to dinner to meet her parents and thiers twinsts to story. The Will 5 people are at the reading of the will to see what their father left them. 4 of them are mean,rude and selfish. The other sister is caring and helpful. twists to this story. this book was engaging the stories were all very short and not what I expected in them. I was given this ebook and asked to give honest review from Librarything.
  • If You Go Into The Woods on May 06, 2012

    If you go into the woods is a collection of 2 short stories that I did not expect the ending. First story is about a 8 year old boy who just moved tor a new town and he finds himself exploring and getting his courage to go deeper into the woods to find? these are very short and fast reads. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from librarything.
  • The Circle of Sorcerers: A Mages of Bloodmyr Novel: Book #1 on May 08, 2012

    4 STARS The Circle of Sorcerers is the first book of A Mage of Bloomyr Novel. The second book is now out and I plan to read it next. I enjoyed reading it and had a hard time not finshing it last night. Laedron is 16 year old mage, who is from a small village. Laedron is planning to go to get more training to be a mage. Laedron's Mother is a mage and his sister Laren is practicing so she to can go to mage school. Marac is his best friend, 15 and broke up with his sister who wanted to get married but the parents wanted them to wait. Mages get along and are welcomed in the land till a new Leader for the church wants them all killed. In just a few moments their world was changed and they went to war. Laedron had only days training with his teacher. Their is so much he does not know. Its a exciting story but I am glad the next book is already out so I can continue the adventure without waiting. I was given this ebook from Librarything in exchange for honest review. 2011 PUB Late Nite Books
  • The Consuls of the Vicariate: A Mages of Bloodmyr Novel: Book #2 on May 08, 2012

    4 STARS The Consuls of the Vicariate is the second book in the Mages of Bloodmyr. I have read them back to back, so I hope I don't confuse the two at all. Both books are very good and make me want to keep reading to the end. Laedron, Marac and Brice are now in the Heraldans stronghold. They are at the Shimmering Dawn hideout with their new friends & alies Jurgen, Piers,Caleb andValyrie. They want to stop war that Tristan IV started but the people of the Heraldan church think its the Sorbians who started the war. Jurgen was almost the new leader of the Heraldan Church before Tristan came and got in favor. Jurgen is targeted for murder, but he plans to go into the Church Chamber and to work against the Grand Vicar Tristan. Laedron and Marac plan to join the militia so they can be around if Jurgen needs help. Jurgen is going to right a letter to the militia captain who will take them on from his say so. Tristan tries to get the Chamber to vote him into more powerful leader but with Jurgen their to speak out against it he does not get the vote to give him more power. This second book is better than the first but both are worth reading and I look forward to learning what happens to them next. Thier is lots of drama and action as they try to stop the war and show the truth that Tristan is hiding from the people. Laedron learns more about using his magic but he has a lot more questions about the magic he wants to find out. I was given this ebook from Librarything in exchange for honest review. I love to find new authors that I have not read before especially the good ones like Brian Kittrell look forward to reading more of his work in the future. 2011 PUB Late Nite Books
  • Between The Land And The Sea on May 10, 2012

    Between The Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson 5 STARS I was really into the story and cared about what was happening in the characters lives. The characters where believeable. This is the first of four books in the series. I look forward to see what happens in the rest of the books. Marina has traveled around the world with her father. She has never gone to school just had lots of tutors. Now her father is going to Afganastan and thinks it is to dangerous to take her with him. He is sending her to live with her Aunt Abigail and cousin Cruz for a year. Cruz is six months older than her, a senior in high school. He loves to design womens clothes. He is a outcast in high school as one really good friend. Marina is going to her first school as a senior and taking most of the same classes as Cruz. Marina with her tutoring is a head of most of her classes but her father wants her to go for the social life of a school for once. Marina mother died in child birth and her father never talks about his wife. In fact has no pictures of her but tells Marina that she looks like her. Marina has never lived by the ocean and doesn't know how to swim. She almosts drowns from a sneak wave and a mermaid saves her and looks a lot like her. I really liked this book that I was given in exchange of honest review by Librarything. 03/30/2011 PUB
  • Priscilla the Great Versus the World on June 07, 2012

    4 stars This is three really short stories about Priscilla and her family. If your a fan of Priscilla you will like this but want it to be a lot longer. Priscilla the great vs Christine the Mean Kyle is away for summer camp and calls Priscilla for help. She takes the jet to help him. Priscilla the Great vs, Haunted Hundred Dollar Bill. Priscilla actually reacts as a regular kid and does something wrong. If your going to steal don't still from your brother the pysic. Priscilla the Great Vs. the Bendie thieves One thing about Priscilla she is way to competive especially with Kyle. The Bendies are a town olympics and every year Kyle family wins. Priscilla really wants to win but her parents won't let them compete with thier powers. so Priscilla and Josh figure ways so they can win. These stories are funny but short.
  • A Black Deeper Than Death (Miki Radicci Book 1) on June 29, 2012

    3 STARS I liked the story idea, the characters but hated all the profanity. So I would rate a lot higher except for that. Miki Radicci is a 16 year old living with her grandfather and friend. She is an artist makes a lot of money. She drinks way to much. She was made an adult from the state. She is psychic and feels the violence around her. She is on the street when she felt someone stabbed to death. The police questions her about the death. Miki wants to find and stop the man who killed Kathaleen and herself in that dark alley. The killer knows who she is and sends email to her. Miki meets a rich collage student after the funeral for Kathaleen. Christopher and the next day he shows up at her art showing. The story has a few surprises that I did not see. I like it that way. I was given this ebook by author in exchange for honest review.
  • The MacLosers on Aug. 16, 2012

    4 STARS This is a hard luck family. Everything goes wrong for them so badly its funny. You want things to go right for them at sometime. Roger Diobair is the father after being unemployed as a hard time getting a job because of what happened at last one. Roger inheirits a Scottish Castle and a village so he thinks things are looking up. But when he makes it there hopeing to flip it finds it needs lots of help. Someone wants his property so he is working to make him give up his inheitence. Also two crooks are hiding in the village. Its a short entertaining novel. I like it and will read more of Paul Moxham works based on this short story. I was given this ebook from Librarything and asked to give honest review in exchange.
  • The Athena Effect on Sep. 24, 2012

    The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson 5 STARS I decided on giving 5 STARS because I wanted more. I was not ready for it to end at all. I like Cal she is strong,independant,loves to read, smart and really doesn't understand what modern life is about. Cal lives with her parents in the wilderness in a cabin. She met her first new person the Sheriff when she was 10. She hunted for meet and provided it for her family. Her parents always told Cal not to trust people and don't tell anyone what she can do. One day her parents were killed on thier bike and Cal was sent to live with her aunt and her boyfriend. Cal really liked hot water. wearing clothes her mom made or some from thrift store she went to school for the first time at 16. Cal was smart. She has read most of the encylopedia and tons of books. She was teased at school a lot. Her's Aunts boyfriend started to get ideas about her. Especially while drinking so Cal stayed away as much as possible. One night she was in the cematary and saw a bunch of people holding a boy from school who lives close to her being beat up as a message for his brother. She told them to stop and they came after her. she hurt one and was able to reach her knife and threaten them away. The boy's name was Cal too. He saw her scars before she ranoff. A few days later he saw her scars and realized that she was the one to help him. Cal started calling her Calie and trying to learn more about her. Cal was living with his brother. They were bikers and had a lot of parties. Cal was popular with the girls and slept around without making any promises. Calie was trying to stay away from him the exact oppisite he was used too. Calie helped Cal rescue his brothers pit bull from being killed by calming all the dogs in the shelter so they could rescue him. Calie loved animals and good change thier moods easliy. Their is lots of drama in Calie's life trying to fit in a modern school, living with her Aunt and her boyfriend. Her powers start to change. Cal and Calie are getting really close. Cal feels different about Calie than he has anyone else. Then Cal finds out about a group that Calies parents belonged too. Someone else found out that Calie existed and wants her for his sceince experiments. More drama of a different kind then happens in the story. I really enjoyed it thier was a short love scene that did not get graphic but I don't like it when everyone takes it for granted. At first glance you don't think Cal and his brother are the good guys. But the more you know you see how much they care about each other and thier good side. This I believe the second book I have read from Derrolyn Anderson and it won't be the last one. I was contacted by the author and given this ebook with a request to give it honest reviews when I finshed.
  • The Mystery of Smugglers Cove (The Mystery Series, Book 1) on Nov. 07, 2012

    The Mystery of Smugglers Cove by Paul Moxham 4 STARS The Mystery of Smugglers Cove is book 1 in the Mystery series by Paul Moxham. It is set in 1950 England. It is an old fashion mystery with children exploring the land around them instead of watching tv or playing video games. I found it entertaining and lots of action as the children find smugglers using the caves. Sarah was the youngest of the children at age 8. Amy 10 and her brother Joe 12 and thier new friend Will 12. Joe and his sisters are staying in Smugglers Cove for the summer since thier house in London had a bad fire in it. So they can't stay thier untill its repaired. Will tells them that Smugglers Cove used to have lots of smugglers using caves and tunnels coming up into peoples houses. That was how they got the name of the town. The children think it will be fun to check out the caves and explore the area together. I will look forward to reading future books in the series to come. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from the author and Librarythings. 10/20/2012 PUB 123 pages file size 616 KB
  • The Mystery of Smugglers Cove (The Mystery Series, Book 1) on Nov. 07, 2012

    The Mystery of Smugglers Cove by Paul Moxham 4 STARS The Mystery of Smugglers Cove is book 1 in the Mystery series by Paul Moxham. It is set in 1950 England. It is an old fashion mystery with children exploring the land around them instead of watching tv or playing video games. I found it entertaining and lots of action as the children find smugglers using the caves. Sarah was the youngest of the children at age 8. Amy 10 and her brother Joe 12 and thier new friend Will 12. Joe and his sisters are staying in Smugglers Cove for the summer since thier house in London had a bad fire in it. So they can't stay thier untill its repaired. Will tells them that Smugglers Cove used to have lots of smugglers using caves and tunnels coming up into peoples houses. That was how they got the name of the town. The children think it will be fun to check out the caves and explore the area together. I will look forward to reading future books in the series to come. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from the author and Librarythings. 10/20/2012 PUB 123 pages file size 616 KB
  • Burly and Grum's Halloween Adventure on Nov. 26, 2012

    Burly and Grum's Halloween Adventure by Kate Tenbeth 4 STARS i read it on my kindle and it was cute story. I could picture in my mind what the scenes where like. The only thing I would change would be illustrations and they might be there on a actual book. Burlington Bear and Grum the Groblin go with Max trick or treating for the first time. Max has to explain what that is as he helps them with thier costumes. They meet a little fairy who is lost and gos with them trick or treating. Its a nice halloween story for little kids that thier parents will enjoy telling them. I was given this ebook from Librarything and asked to give honest review in exchange. Published: Oct. 20, 2012 Words: 3603 ISBN: 9781301537082
  • Let Slip the Dogs of War: A Bard's Bed & Breakfast Mystery #1 on Dec. 07, 2012

    Let Slip the Dogs of War: A Bard's Bed & Breakfast Mystery #1 by Sara M. Barton 4 STARS This is a complicated mystery story. A lot of set up into the begining about how the bed and breakfast came to be a place for spys to vacation or meet ect. I can see with this set up many books good be set their. This novel is part comic farce,spy novel,action and wity dialog. I liked it but had to keep track of who was who and why. The owner Uncle Edward is a retired spy and professor. Beatrice (not real name) used to run a book store for CIA now sent to help run bed & breakfast,Benedick a spy that was force out of CIA. While Beatrice is making up a room her pets find a dead body under the bed. She calls her husband and using code lets him know she found a dead body. Bea and Ben then get into a comedy to get the body hidden before anyone sees it. Then the body is stolen from them. The story has a lot of humor and a lot of scary spy world out thier. I think it is pretty balanced. It is a very complicated plot. Trying to figure out who the bad guys are, the really bad guys, who everyone is really working for. Who the dead body is again and again. I will read the next book in the series soon and look forward to seeing what that new book will be like. I was given this ebook from the author and asked to give a honest review in exchange. 08/29/2012 PUB Words: 46743 (approximate) ISBN: 9781476284965
  • A Plague O' Both Your Houses: A Bard's Bed & Breakfast Mystery #2 on Dec. 08, 2012

    A Plague O' Both Your Houses: A Bard's Bed & Breakfast Mystery #2 by Sara Barton 4 STARS This is the second book of A Bard's Bed & Breakfast that I have read this weekend and I want more of the characters. It's dealing with spies,attempted murder,kidnapping full of drama,humor,wity dialog. It is also a soap opera. I want to know what happens next in the lives at the A Bard's Bed & Breakfast. Uncle Edward, Lorna, Bea, and Ben are back running the bed & breakfast for the CIA to use. This time they have a dying guest who worked in the CIA chemist, skilled in creating and defusing chemical and biological weapons. Linda Romano is a mean lady. She has a lot of anger in her life. She has sent a letter saying she poison Harry and if he does not come to visit her he won't get the antidote to cure himself. Dealing with guests who are from the CIA or those who work with them, is never what it seems to be. Bea because she was used as a pawn is now named Bea. Her husband ex CIA agent Ben. Always has plans that Bea can't know all of. Uncle Edward retired spy and professor. Everyone tries to plan around everyone to get them to do what they want and you never know if thier idea is thiers or it fits into the CIA's plan after all. Bea is still taking care of Rose and Emma while thier mom is still in hospital after being rescued by CIA. The father is working in his country as a rebel for the CIA as long as his family is safe. I was given this book by the author and asked in return to give honest review of the story. Published: Nov. 08, 2012 Words: 56747 (approximate) ISBN: 9781301645619
  • Snow White and the Hunter: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #1 on Dec. 08, 2012

    5 STARS So this is the third book by Sara Barton that I have read this weekend. I am still willing to read more of Sara's work. This is the first book in the Gabby Grimm Fairy tale Mystery series. It is different from her Bard Bed & Breakfast. Gabby Grimm is a deputy working with seven males in the sheriff office in Vermont in a little town. She is checking out a call at a cabin in the woods. When someone wearing a mask got the drop on her and sprayed her face with a chemical and kissed her. The chemical reacted and she was high as a kite after. When she and her fellow deputy went back out to check the area they found a probably dead body in the cabin they thought looking through the windows. While waiting for forensics the propane tank exploded at the cabin. Thier quite little town had terrorists all over. Special Force team asked Gabby for help finding a kidnapped family of the dead guy. From thier is a lot of action and drama as one event after another happens. Everytime you think they are safe something else happens or they figure out what is really going on. I like Gabby and her co-workers and would like to see more of them in the future. Gabby's live in a guest house on her father's farm. He made a lot of money and moved to small town in Vermont and got a few different things going. The Snow White theme is used in little pieces here and their. Gabby does have a step-mother but she is nice and caring. It was a engaging novel can't wait to read the next Gabby Grim novel. I was given this ebook to read by the author and asked to give honest review of it. Published on October 13, 2012. Words: 52616 (approximate) ISBN: 9781301705887
  • Square Dance with a Scandalous Skunk: A Dance with Danger Mystery #1 on Dec. 09, 2012

    4 stars This is the fourth novel by Sara Barton that I have read this week. While I enjoyed it, I have to say of the four this is my least favorite of them. Suzanne Dawkins works with her brother flipping houses. She has found one that she thinks will work and talks her brother into buying it. Even before they close on the house she has someone interested in it. Jasper Wintonberry thinks the little house would be perfect for his mom. If she could help pick the options on the remodling even the better. Suzanne had a crush on Jasper back in high school. So when he moved back to his hometown she welcomed him back. Suzanne runs and one day she saw that Jasper runs too and she hopes to bump into him sometime. When she does is after she had taken a tumble down the hill while out running and she is a mess when Jasper stops and offers her a ride home. When Jasper comes to the house the day the remodle starts to make arrangement for his mom to look at the house. Thier is a big commotion in the backyard as a dead body of the previous owner is dug up. Thier is a another guy from school who is coming on to Suzanne and she thinks he is a creep who had date raped and blackmailed her friend. Thier is a weird guy next store that tells them that she can't be thier because the owner will be back. Someone is threatening Suzanne. I like the characters and how they interact together. I like that Suzanne knows what she wants and is not afraid to say it. She is also strong enough to figure out how she can protect herself as she calls 911. I will read more from Sara in the future. I got this book for free from Smashwords. Published: July 30, 2012 Words: 25907 (approximate) ISBN: 9781476118567
  • Where's Hansel and Gretel's Gingerbread House?: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #2 on Dec. 10, 2012

    4 STARS The second tale of Gabby Grimm is good, some action,drama,crime solving, but what I like best of her stories is the characters and how they act together and work together. I really like Gabby and how she cares and wants to help those around her. Wish I could have had her more with Sam. Gabby at the begining is chasing a suspect across a snowy roof top and slides off. Her being sore and full of bruises takes off to go see her cousin that asks for help. Her cousin is involved with the mob and FBI and her boyfriend has gone missing after she gave him private work papers. This is a shorter story or novela that I got for free on Smashwords right now. You should give Sara Barton books a try. I like them so far. I believe this is number 5 I have read in the last few days. Published: Nov. 28, 2012 Words: 36688 (approximate)ISBN: 9781301825486
  • Charleston with a Clever Cougar: A Dance with Danger Mystery #6 on Dec. 10, 2012

    4 STARS Charleston with a Clever Cougar: A Dance with Danger Mystery #6 is full of drama and action. I like how the characters are helping each other when they see a need. Even if their strangers. Cady owns her own bakery and coffee shop.Daisy one of her employees, is a daughter of Cady's friend. Daisy's mom is fighting cancer. At times in the past she has been afraid she was going to lose her mom. Cady has tried to be thier for Daisy when she needs to talk or when her mom stays in the hospital. Her father left her mom during her cancer treatment for another women. They moved away and now have triplets. Her father is thinking of going back and trying to get the kids full time. Daisy is driving Cady's van carefully when they are rearended. Witnesses say that the van was hit on purpose. Afterwards it took off. Cady arms are banged up. She needs a lot of help to take care of the business this week. She has a wedding cake and favors to make, plus the regular needs of the bakery. Cady uses the van to pick up and deliver things too. Doc. is a new customer at the bakery. He was a medic in Afghan. He saw the accident and ran to see if anyone needed help. The next day Doc just started to pitch in at the bakery because he saw they needed help and he was at loose ends. His new job starts in a week or so. Cady is not used to asking for help. But she can;t drive or lift her arms over her head and accepts help. Cady is worried when Daisy was taking such a long time from empting the garbage and when she opens the door to check on her shes see Daisy fighting off attacker. Doc chases him off. Who is trying to hurt a teenager? Why is Daisy being stalked? I liked it but like her other series of books more. I was given this ebook by the author and asked to give honest review in turn. This is now the sixth book of hers I have read and all have been 4 to 5 stars. So yes I will read more of Sara's work in the future. Published: Sep. 10, 2012 ISBN: 9781301105816 Words: 39707 (approximate)
  • Run for Your Life, Riley Horton!: A on Dec. 13, 2012

    4 STARS a "Tell No One" Mystery #1 Run for Your Life, Riley Horton! right now is free on smashwords. It's a novela to introduce Sara's brand new series "Tell No One." Based on this novela I will want to read the next one. It's a Mystery that deals with lots of crimes, your never sure who are the good and bad guys. Thier is a lot of action and dramma. Riley Horton is a research librain who finds information to help students to thier reports. She has found out a lot of information that the criminals don't like. Also she is at the wrong place at the wrong time and finds a dead body. Riley finds information on the town of Hambleport, Mass. history with the underground railroad to be false. Riley is also being stalked by a powerful man. I have read lately a lot of Sara M. Barton's books and have liked them and plan to read more in the future. Sara has a lot of free stories and inexpensive stories on Smashwords,amazon. If you like action mysteries try her books. I was told that this book was free on smashwords by the author. This is my own opinion of Run for your Life, Riley Horton. Published: Dec. 11, 2012 Words: 29353 (approximate) ISBN: 9781301725847
  • Having a Killer Time, Wish You Were Here! A Practical Caregiver Caper #6 on Dec. 14, 2012

    5 STARS Having a Killer Time, Wish You Were Here! A Practical Caregiver Caper #6 by Sara M. Barton This is a lot of short stories dealing with people who are care givers to others around them. They get across the plot,characters and message all come across great. A couple of these stories hit me personally hard. One had a mother in a wheel chair after a stroke and working hard to relearn things. In my case it was the opposite. I was the one at 24 had the stroke and was in the hospital for two months. Then months of physical therapy. My mom was the care taker. Still have problems from it to this day. Thats why I can read a lot especially when I get down or in a lot of pain I can escape. Luckily no dead bodies around or attempted murders. Some of these stories have a big twist in them and some have little twists. Some have some romance and others are using romance for other reasons. I don't want to give away much. Just have time to read short stories or if you have the time to read them all at once you won't be disapointed in the mystery,action and the endings. I was given this ebook by the author in the hopes I would give it a honest review. Published: Aug. 11, 2012 Words: 69224 (approximate) ISBN: 9781476495675
  • Burly & Grum and The Birthday Surprise on Dec. 16, 2012

    Burly & Grum and The Birthday Surprise (The Burly & Grum Tales) 4 STARS The Birthday surprise is a cute Burly & Grum Tales by Kate Tenbeth and Rob Jones (Illustrator). It's Burly birthday and Mike his friend wants to take him to the beach for the day. Mike is a Angel who lives in the forest. He drops off Burly and Grum on to a deserted island all by themselves with plans to bring others later in the day. Of course Grum finds trouble to get into. In fact he releases a bank robber from what he thinks is hunters. Burly and Grum make new friends on the island and have a good time at the beach. The pictures are cute and fit the story very well. It has humor,talking animals,bank robbers,police detective and his daughter,angels and groblins. Something for everyone. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Librarything. Publisher: GMTA Publishing; 2 edition (July 18, 2012) 111 pages ASIN: B008MULNDS
  • The Mystery of the Missing Money (The Mystery Series, Short Story 1) on Dec. 29, 2012

    4 STARS Mystery of the Missing Money (the Mystery series) is a short story. It takes place a week after their first adventure in The Mystery of Smugglers Cove. This is a really short story that stands alone but the characters are really introduced and fleshed out in the first book. The story takes place in the 1950's where the children play outside and explore thier world. Thier is a empty Castle and the four kids explore. Will tells the story to the three other kids about the bank robbers that were caught in town on his 9th birthday and the money was never found. While the children go back in the castle to look for a braclet one of the girls lost. They find the two escaped prisoners who came back to retrieve thier stolen money. I liked the story and would like to read more longer stories in the series. This one was really short one that I got free on Smashwords. I will read more books by Paul Moxham in the future. This was an adventure with lots of action for a short story. Published: May 14, 2012 ISBN: 9781476323237
  • Immortal Mine on Jan. 01, 2013

    Immortal Mine: An Immortal Life by Cindy C Bennett 4 STARS i liked this story, I laughed and cried while reading it. The story takes place in a small town of Goshen, UT.(I am a shamed that I had to look up where Goshen is especially since its only a around an hour or so from where I live in another small town.) Niahm Parker is 17 and lives on the family farm. Her parents travel the world and write travel books. She has stayed on the farm while they have traveled since she was 13. She has chickens,cow, dog on 50 acres. She plans to stay in Goshen the rest of her life while all her friends plan to leave as soon as they can. No one moves to Goshen they all leave instead so it was big news when a farm is sold. The town did not know till the moving van got their. It was passed around that Sam Coleman 17 and his uncle Shane moved in. Everyone took them food to welcome them. Niahm took her famous pie to them and got off to a bad start with Sam when he asked if it was bought. All the high school girls were excited to have a good looking males move to town. Sam felt the binding to Niahm which meant that he had to be close by her as much as he can. A binding means to protect her. He ends up boarding his horses at her place till they can fix up thier barn. Sam is really old over 400 years. He is Immortal can only be killed by a few immortals who know how. So they have to be careful of others of thier kind. Sam starts to fall in love with Niahm and that is usually frowned upon getting attached to humans that they feel a binding for. Sam can also read minds by holding someones hands. It deals with a lot of issues. I like the characters and how slowly they built and let us know more. I kept on thinking how can they leave thier 13 year old home alone while they traveled around all the time. I hope that Cindy writes more books about these characters. I was given this ebook and asked in return to give honest review when I finshed it from Librarything. Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 4, 2011) 326 pages ISBN-10: 1468031708
  • C.R.I.M.E. Science - Book 1: The Beginning on Jan. 10, 2013

    3 STARS You can tell that this book was written in the past. So many changes in phones & computers. I would be interested in what the next book in the series will be like. I had a problem of connecting to the characters and caring about what happens to them. The story was good but a lot of science that made it hard for me to be interested. Its a clean read. A short story or novella. This is a different detective agency with a bunch of scientists and tech whizzes that solve cases. Thier client wants them to prove that her husband a famous volcano scientist was murdered. The police did not question his death was anything but a accident. A lot of volcano scientists die in explosions or eruptions. She had the body cremated before she thought it through. They take the case and try to back track and see who might have wanted him dead and why. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give a honest review of it when I had read it by Librarything. Published: Dec. 24, 2012 File Size: 209 KB ASIN: B00AZNXLH6
  • What Evil Lurks in Monet's Pond: A on Feb. 23, 2013

    4 STARS I was on good reads to look to see if another Gabby Grim story was out and saw a book trailer for What Evil Lurks in Monet's Pond. So I decided to buy it and read it. It was worth the .99 cents on amazon but I noticed it was free on Smashwords. (But I wanted to download on my new Kindle Fire and have not figured out how to do that just yet) Either way it is a short novella that is worth the price. Maisie Carr is staying at her sister's home and the whole family is their. She is a artist but she also works for the CIA. Her boyfriend no one can know of or what he does. So her cousins outs her for being gay. Which she does not like. She is supposed to check out an art theft nearby so she can't leave. She goes out to walk her dog and finds a dead body. I like the characters, would love to see Maisie in longer story. She is talented,smart and not afraid to yell for help when she is scared. Only think I disliked it was too short. I wanted more. Published December 19th 2012 ISBN:9781301847549
  • Little Red Riding Hood and the Secret Cookie Recipe: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #3 on March 19, 2013

    5 STARS Little Red Riding Hood and the Secret Cookie Recipe: A Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery #3 by Sara Barton Well late last night I got a suprize email with the link to the new Gabby Grimm Fairy tale Little Red Riding. So first thing this morning I started it. I wish I could say I could not put it down till finshed, But I ended up spending the day at doctors and hospital. I took it with me and read every chance I had. Finally I was home and could finsh it. I really enjoyed it. I like Gabby she is smart,fast thinking,cares for others. She is loyal friend. A lot of the same characters from the previous two books are back plus a lot of new ones. Sam her special forces boyfriend is back and is made a deputy for short time. The characters are likeable and you want to have everything turnout okay. The Sheriff's daughter has been kidnapped. As they race to get her back safely before they can get even with the Sheriff. The Sheriff takes his family when daughter is safe and disappears from mob. Gabby quickly realizes that their are some corrupted cops,FBI Agents and a whole bunch could be envolved. So she tries to reach higher in different offices and get around the bad cops. She figures how to play some of the bad guys while trying to figure out how to keep the Sheriff's family safe to come back into town. She is working with FBI,State cops,her own department,Sam special deputy. It is full of action,suspense,gunfights,bad cops,good cops and bad guys. It is also a clean read. Good drama and some romance thrown into it also. So if you like mystery,police detective you will like Little Red Riding Hood & the Secret cookie Recipe. I also liked the acknowledgments. First time to have my name in one thanks. It helped keep me from worring more while waiting in the doctors and hospital to have a book I was enjoying. I have enjoyed reading Sara Barton mysteries and will continue to read them.
  • Henry Hartman's Holiday Crisis: An on Aug. 18, 2013

    4 STARS I have had this book for awhile on my kindle and I kept putting it off because I did not want to read about a liar. I should have just read it sooner. It was good. The one reason he lies is because he is working undercover. He is always trying to out think the bad guys. They are everywhere. Plus he does not want to worry his family over his job. Sydney has helped agent Henry Hartman with his cases for years now. She can play different parts very well. Henry also helped her with her ex-husband who was hiding assets from her. Sydney is basically alone now. She has enjoyed going to family events with Henry. Henry's family is good at lying too. He has been raised by four older women after his mom was killed. Hope, Faith, Prudence and Charity. The setting was a hotel in the middle of snow storm at Christmas. The pacing was good. You were never sure what was really going on. Does Henry really want to marry Sydney. What does Sydney really want. The story unfolds and let us know what is really going on. At least what Sydney finds out. This is a clean read. Lots of Drama unfolding, little action (especially compared to other mysteries that Sara has written. Lots of dialogs as the two talk about the past and what is happening now. I am going to put the next book about Henry Hartman on my kindle so I can read it soon. I believe I got the book free on smashwords while I had won other books by Sara M. Barton so I had downloaded it awhile back. Published: Dec. 06, 2012 Words: 35,780 (approximate)Language: English ISBN: 9781301555956
  • Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguests (A Scarlet Wilson Mystery #3) on Dec. 18, 2013

    4 STARS I have enjoyed all three Miz Scarlet books I have read. Lots of things happen around Miz Scarlet. There is a lot of mystery, action, romance, witty banter, humor and fun characters abound. Also is a clean read. A few of the characters have nicknames from their youth taken from the game clue which adds to the fun light side of them. Miz Scarlet and her brother still argue and bigger like they did growing up. Miz Scarlet runs a different motel or bed & breakfast. A lot of her guests come while they are sick or have no where else to stay. It is Christmas time and Larry asks for a favor that asks if her father can stay their for Christmas. Both of her parents want to come and they are divorced and fight a lot. Soon the inn is full with good and bad guys. This is a short 111 pages novella that you can buy alone or part of Killer Christmas by Sara M. Barton that has two other good mysteries in it. Plus it will be FREE ON AMAZON 12/19, 12/20. I actually got both for free on different places. I enjoy reading Sara M. Barton's mysteries.
  • Where There's Smoke, There's Prometheus: A Bodacious Baby Boomer Escapade #1 on April 27, 2014
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    3 STARS This has a complex plot that in many ways went over my head. I was trying to follow all the twists and turns I never really connected to the characters. I was surprised many times at where the plot was taken too. It has spies, violence and action. You never are sure who to trust. I would not like to live that way. Maddy Walker is a college student. One of her professors really works to draw her into his beliefs. Their is a lot of peace not war, anti government, psychics. Maddy wants to work with dying patients. If you did not agree with the professor you were kicked out of his class. The setting for the most part was after Vietnam college campus during the cold war with USSR. With sleeper cells with a 50 year plan. I can see how a lot of the issues of the 60's are still around with different agendas. anti-war at colleges, drug scenes, brain washing, sleeper cells, You can see history repeating itself in so many ways. I liked Maddy but the other characters where all hiding agendas. Never really connected and cared for the others characters. Some of the characters that I did not like seemed to succeed in life. I like Sara's mysteries and will continue to read her stories. If you like deep complex stories try this book. There is a lot of violence but she rates her books PG. I agree it is not graphic in details of violence.