Kristy Hoover

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  • A Prince for Jenny on Sep. 26, 2011

    This is a MUST read sequel if you loved Touched by Angels. Experiencing Life through Jenny will show you there IS a magical world all around us.. if you can see with more than just your eyes. Peggy Webb weaves a story that will change your Life as you laugh, cry and grow with Jenny and her Prince. Highly recommend.
  • A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries #1 on Sep. 19, 2012

    A very engaging book with well developed characters with personality plus pivoting around a strong female lead with an awesome sense of humor. The plot will pull you into a world that somehow seems entirely possible - the gift of a truly talented author. It's a new twist on vampires that purists might not appreciate, but I loved. Before you know it you'll purchase the whole series and be glad you did.
  • This Same Earth: Elemental Mysteries #2 on Sep. 19, 2012

    Hunter utilizes her creative talent to flesh out the original characters as B matures over five years into a strong young woman while adding historical background broadening the story. New characters are introduced that bring emotional depth to Gio and B. Hunter has created a great recipe mixing the perfect amounts of real life experiences to paranormal, fantasy, mystery, and romance with a dash of sassy humor.
  • The Force of Wind: Elemental Mysteries #3 on Sep. 19, 2012

    Hunter has a writing style where you find yourself reading while walking & bumping into things, having lunch with friends pretending to pay attention to the conversation while reading on your phone or dinner out with the kids reading while they text...simply unable to put it down. You'll feel satisfied at the end while longing for the next book. Some of the most interesting characters are introduced in this book (3) of the series. Tenzin's character comes to life as B learns more about her friend's past. While certain mysteries are answered, more are unearthed. Be prepared to laugh, cry and lose yourself in this wonder-filled story. Damn good writing!
  • A Fall of Water: Elemental Mysteries Book Four on Sep. 19, 2012

    Simply excellent. The final book of this wonderful series truly delivers. It is a quick paced, spell binding read filled with emotion and action. It takes a talented author to envelope the reader in a world they created through their imagination. A movie ran through my mind as I turned the pages due to the rich descriptions of the scenes. The only bad part was reaching the end...I want more. While this might be the "end", there are so many directions this story could take for future books. Carwyn and Tenzin have stories I want to know about. I hope Hunter continues to delight us with more stories from this intriguing world.
  • Eternal Light: A Hound Series Novel on Sep. 19, 2012

    An excellent story filled with interesting characters and an inventive plot. I must admit... I wished I could edit the copy as I devoured each page, but the engaging story was worth this grammar snob's time. I look forward to more books (would totally edit for you...you're creative mind is awesome)
  • The Seekers of Fire: Book One of The Masters That Be on Sep. 19, 2012

    Merrill has created a fascinating, original fantasy. Can you imagine never seeing the flames of a fire? A world where fire and factories are created or operated through magic...not the evils of science? Where there is no separation of church and state...and they can read your thoughts? Perish the thought in our world, yet this examines those concepts in a unique way. Mind bending. While the flow doesn't jive with the way my brain process information, I do recommend this book. This isn't a boilerplate story. It turns the table on traditional magic fantasy novels and is worth the read.
  • The Black Knight on Feb. 18, 2013

    As suggested by SC Allen, an editor's polish would benefit the work. However, it does not distract from this epic fantasy in the least. The bones of the story are solid and the mysteries enticing for the reader till the very end. While I enjoy using my imagination, I would love to read more detailed physical descriptions of the characters....through their own eyes as well as their companions....as we all see ourselves differently and falls in line with the story itself. IMHO this story has the potential to be akin to George R. R. Martin's Fire and Ice series. I look forward to the next installments. I only hope it isn't so akin to the former series that it takes years of anticipation before the books are available. Highly recommended read.
  • Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One on Feb. 24, 2013

    A creative alternative to the history of what we call angels. It feels like...Star Trek meets creation mythos. The characters will draw you into their world leaving you wanting more from this author. A worthwhile read.
  • BlackMoon Beginnings on March 12, 2013

    Left me wanting more...which says everything. Throw in references to Big Bang Theory's Sheldon and his odd relationship, oh my...its a feast for the geek at heart. There is fighting, humor, vulnerability, magic and a bit of romance. Excellent read, highly recommended, though addictive in nature. When's the next book due?
  • A Star is Born: The Coming Dawn: Book I on March 12, 2013

    Interesting concept I haven't read before in this genre. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Unable to put it down. The epub version has duplicate chapters at the end which confused me at first, but figured it out reading the end of the online version. Highly recommend and look forward to the next book.
  • Until You Come Back To Me on March 13, 2013

    Break out the box of tissues! This love story pulls you in through well crafted words that paint the scenes in your mind's eye. The style is reminiscent of The Time Traveler's Wife. I highly recommend this book, but be warned...if you've lost someone it can be hard to get through emotionally. Thumbs up!
  • Lily's Reprieve on March 19, 2013

    Don't judge a book by its cover. A well written, thoroughly engrossing tale with a twist of an uncommon immortal man... handsome and full of flaws. Like most men, you'll love and hate Aiden as he man's up...then faulters severely. Lily is filled with insecurities (aren't we all?), yet manages to speak her mind ...even if it takes her time to do so. As in real love, obstacles must be overcome....but can they openly communicate to get on the same page? The characters are lovable and human in their flaws. Oscar is just awesome. I highly recommend this book and look forward to further installments.
  • The God Machine on March 19, 2013

    Somehow the title just doesn't do this book justice..IMHO. Very well written story that neatly ties together many timelines seamlessly. The characters wrap you within their world so strongly I do recommend a tissue...or two. It takes a good author to instill an emotional connection through words. Teri Harvey works magic throughout the story of mages and through the written word. Excellent fantasy. Highly recommend reading this magical tale!
  • The Officer's Wife on June 14, 2013

    If you're a Nicholas Sparks fan...you'll love this book. The author examines some tough social issues as she weaves a sweet love story. A page-turner that leaves you anxious for the next novel along with a few damp tissues.
  • Riversong on June 29, 2013

    Bits of the storyline feel unrealistic, yet the characters learn realistic life lessons. Sometimes the biggest obstacle in our life is the inability to openly speak our truth. This is a sweet love story filled with likable characters and an enjoyable read. (I pictured Von as Mike from Breaking Bad)
  • Walls of Earth and Stone on July 31, 2013

    This is a well written beginning to a wonder-filled epic adventure series. Thoughtful character development and attention to detail bring this world to life. It was a pleasure to read, leaving me hungry for more. Highly recommend.
  • Highland Shift on Aug. 18, 2013

    A compelling Highlander story filled with mystery, Druid lore and a dash of hot romance. While the characters are filled with human flaws, insecurities it's refreshing that the author endows them with enough strength of character they attune to wisdom vs self-defeating behavior. The ending leaves you feeling a sense of completion even as threads dangle enticingly to find fruition in future books . I look forward to reading more.
  • Suicide&Serendipity (Volume One) on Aug. 21, 2013

    Just wow! This first book (hopefully more to come!) is an epic fantasy filled with details that draw you in, leaving you wanting more. Erii may be a bit dark and twisty on the inside (who isn't? I love him & Nita), yet he is a complex character with depth. The title gave me pause (makes sense afterwards) and I'm glad I gave this a chance as the story is absolutely enthralling. Highly recommend reading.
  • The Forest on Aug. 26, 2013

    I really enjoyed this dramatic story. The spiritual aspects were spot on and well researched which I appreciated having knowledge of the subject matter. While the plot is predictable it is well written and held me to the end. I gave this 4 instead of 5 stars because the epilogue left me saying, "what?!" I get the poetic, spiritual aspect of the ending which is ethereal and sweet. However, I hoped to read how the lose ends were tied up to feel complete in the story. Read it and enjoy the spiritual adventure.
  • It's in his DNA on Sep. 05, 2013

    You'll laugh, cry and want to pull your hair out as you travel through this lovely, touching novel. While the fragile love of Gabe & Abby will pull you in to their world, grabbing tissues, it's the supporting characters that provide a rich foundation. Pod, Mary, Helen and the good doctor add depth to this vibrant story with their unwavering support, friendship and comic relief. Pod is just delightful! Looking forward to the next book.
  • Beloved Enemy on Sep. 10, 2013

    An enjoyable scifi with a strong female lead and equally strong male. The fun comes in as they try to temper their strong wills in order to survive. The humor sewn throughout adds a touch of comic relief. I like the examination of two planets of humans with very different philosophies on life and how they treat each other. Aside from odd marriage meets, I think I prefer Giaians.
  • Downtime on Sep. 27, 2013

    The author brilliantly weaves together a complex story filled with mystery, time travel and all forms of love. Through in Jack The Ripper, a 21st century FBI agent in 1888 London, a reluctant clairvoyant to the mix with a great deal of humor and you have an excellent book. I know it was written as a stand alone novel, but I'd love to read more adventures from this group. Oh the possibilities! Highly recommended read.
  • Eddie Langsett on Oct. 19, 2013

    While I couldn't put this book down, it left me feeling disturbed. Life is a hot mess and this book is a good character study of the dark side of codependency and damaged people. What disturbed me is also what kept me reading. Mate my 2 ex-husbands and I had my own Eddie of sorts. Due to my own past the BDSM brought on more PTSD than finding it kinky fun. I mention it only to forewarn other abuse survivors this could push buttons. Naturally, I hope Grace and Eddie can find healing together in the next book - something I was unable to obtain - so my version of fantasy I suppose. I've had my obsessive, all consuming love and left when I realized the damage it did to my kids. Sometimes a greater love comes along...that of a child.
  • Coronado Dreaming on Nov. 04, 2013

    A truly delightful story. Written in a casual style, the subjects covered will turn you inside out and upside down before righting you in a flash of green light. Aside from mind tripping to San Diego and Coronado, the author takes you on a philosophical/theoretical/metaphysical/historical mind trip from here to eternity and back. As a native SoCal girl, now living in landlocked Denver, this story brought back vivid childhood memories of summers spent sailing through San Diego Harbor - the fear of driving over the tall, spectacular bridge to Coronado and the awe of viewing it from the water far below. I may be a bit location biased. As a deep thinker (and brain injured - not by Callaway, but ironically through a Focus crash - have to read the book to get the humor) I appreciated the examination of time/astral travel, shared dreaming, fate and the introspective analysis about the meaning of life Greg encounters while in a coma. Romantic love is the foundational thread of this story, yet it is so much more. Boris is an amazing character exhibiting typical feline behavior - piercing your soul with penetrating eyes and tugging heart strings while licking a paw as if bored by your stupidity. The epilogue ties up a loose end and leaves you with a smile. As the previous reviewer noted some of the middle had me speed reading through song lyrics to get to the meat of the story, however that's often how real life occurs...hurry up and wait...and many of those lyrics are integral to the storyline. I recommend this mind trip of a book - especially for the effortless analogies of quantum theory that'll turn those prone to drooling and eye rolling... into a brightly lit bulbs of understanding. Thumbs up.
  • Amethyst (Jewel Trilogy, Book 1) on Nov. 06, 2013

    Fabulous book! Amy is a brilliant, strong female lead character full of wit and independence for her era. If you like historic England and a steamy romance - this book will not disappoint. Rich descriptions paint a picture of an historiic time in post Cromwell England weaving historic events into a grand adventure/romantic novel. The antics of the Chase family are endearing and humorous. I had to laugh at so much hate towards Cromwell and his Puritan ways throughout the book since my family history claims to be descended from a "natural" child of his - thereby dispelling his ahem Purist ways. Could not out this book down and heartily recommend.
  • Cursed: The Ring on Dec. 06, 2013

    An engaging story that grabs you in the first few pages and leaves you anxious for the next book. Not a typical paranormal love story. As in real life, complex relationships and situations arise that add to the intrigue in which Alexandra finds herself. All is not what it seems and the hints only pull you deeper into the story. The novel could benefit from light editing to fix minor wording errors, but otherwise it shines. Recommended read.
  • Tethered (The Avenlore Series) on Dec. 18, 2013

    I do agree with the previous review...great story, yet the grape orchard hurt a bit so it's 4/5. There are other errors as noted that a pair of fresh eyes could catch and edit to bring this novel up to the notch it deserves. However, the grammatical errors do not distract from this wonderful story. It takes talent to grab a reader's interest on the first few pages AND carry it through till the end. Its difficult putting our written word out there for others to read and judge...I applaud you. Look forward to the release of book 2.
  • The Wicked Heroine on Feb. 18, 2014

    A richly detailed action-adventure/romance/fantasy. It started off slow for me, but found myself firmly entrenched in an epic quest. Mystery and intrigue surround and propel these fascinating characters throughout a very enjoyable read. You'll find many threads woven into the story that ...I kept wondering...how on earth is she going to pull this all together? She does. (Worth paying for book 2 to find out)
  • Oathen on Feb. 18, 2014

    Some interesting twists and turns are well executed throughout Oathen...even if I didn't like some of them. There is so much jam packed into this final novel I couldn't put it down. Some areas could've benefited from a deeper examination fleshing out some of the characters and histories a bit more. ...thereby prolonging the story. All the threads that started off in book 1 get tied up to a satisfying conclusion. However, I see potential for more books to come...and hope they do.