Beckie Voigts

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  • Paradox - The Angels Are Here (Book 1) on July 22, 2011
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    The first this I will say is I really liked how I could feel I was being drawn into the story. The way the author told the story makes me you feel like you are right there with Grace and her family. Every emotion, thought and certain elements in the storyline around them that was being written so beautiful that you could get lost into the book. Paradox is one of those books where leaves you wondering why such sad things happen to good people. I can see readers relating to this book for those who have lost ones they love. Grace who is 11 years old come to face something so horrible at her age something no little girl her age should ever have to deal with -Loosing someone she loves more than the air she breathes. Without giving to much Grace and her Mom, Kate struggle on a daily basis just to make it through the day. When Grace feels she does not want to feel sorry for her loss anymore she starts the day with new hope and a new friend, Angela. Angela is not like other 11 year old girls... she talks and acting like she is well beyond her years. As Kate and Grace slowly mend there broken hearts with the help of there friends, Angela and Wade who is the cop who sadly had to break the news to the family about the death - Something else is in works someplace faraway, long ago?! Only time will tell what will be in store for there family. As I read this book I found myself loving the character Grace. She was written with such spunk. I was able to relate to aspect of the book. Loss and feeling of hopelessness. I feel that readers who have lost someone in the past can easily understand what Grace is feeling. Paradox is a great book for anyone YA-Adult and a very fun and easy read. I immensely enjoyed reading it. I do look forward to reading what happens next. Patti Roberts is a born story-teller who knows how to throw in those great twists through the book - Paradox "The Angels Are Here".
  • Unlovable on Nov. 06, 2011
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    My Thoughts: Wow, wow, Wow, this book is the whole package of greatness! The cover of the book is simply amazing, and the book itself was even better. I so fell in love with this book! Unlovable went above and beyond my expectations for this book. A few months ago I added this book to my TBR pile on Goodreads and a couple days later hear from the author Sherry Gammon asking me to read her book. I will saw I said yes to her asking me mostly what the cover looked like but little did I know I would find a pure treasure! This book will touch your heart. The story of a unlovable girl and a boy who came along to change that. Maggie believes she is a unlovable nothing, and why not her Mother reminds her of this everyday. Maggie was a accident, she was never supposed to be born. Although her Mother Barbara kept the baby she treats her daughter, Maggie like dirt. Maggie grew up feeling unloved and she has always taken care of her Mother never the less. Maggie's mother is always drunk and never shows any kindness to her. Maggie still tries to have a life, go to school, make friends... one day the hottest guy in her school begins to take a interest in her and Maggie does not understand why. Seth who is a undercover cop working with MET (Mobile Enforcement Teams) a branch of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) is now given the assignment to get to know Maggie better. Befriend her, and somehow see if her Mother is involved somehow. Seth and his partner Booker need to find a family of drug dealers in Port Fare. Maggie does not understand why Seth has taken a new interest in her. Who could like or love someone like her? Maggie soon will find out through out the course of the story someone does. As Seth and Maggie get to know each other better they begin to have intense feeling for each other, but little do they know everything is about to change... I found this book to just tear at my heart string. There is such wonderful passion and love within this story. Seth and Maggie's love story is so pure and beautiful. The book has such a great story. I love it when I can come across a book that just makes me feel good while reading it. Unlovable is simply one of those books. When I was done reading it, I wanted to pick it up and read it again. The author, Sherry Gammon has written a timeless love story. Her writing style is exquisite and graceful. I love each and every page of her book and would strongly recommend Unlovable to anyone who adores a epic love story. You will not be disappointed.
  • Unlovable on Nov. 06, 2011
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    My Thoughts: Wow, wow, Wow, this book is the whole package of greatness! The cover of the book is simply amazing, and the book itself was even better. I so fell in love with this book! Unlovable went above and beyond my expectations for this book. A few months ago I added this book to my TBR pile on Goodreads and a couple days later hear from the author Sherry Gammon asking me to read her book. I will saw I said yes to her asking me mostly what the cover looked like but little did I know I would find a pure treasure! This book will touch your heart. The story of a unlovable girl and a boy who came along to change that. Maggie believes she is a unlovable nothing, and why not her Mother reminds her of this everyday. Maggie was a accident, she was never supposed to be born. Although her Mother Barbara kept the baby she treats her daughter, Maggie like dirt. Maggie grew up feeling unloved and she has always taken care of her Mother never the less. Maggie's mother is always drunk and never shows any kindness to her. Maggie still tries to have a life, go to school, make friends... one day the hottest guy in her school begins to take a interest in her and Maggie does not understand why. Seth who is a undercover cop working with MET (Mobile Enforcement Teams) a branch of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) is now given the assignment to get to know Maggie better. Befriend her, and somehow see if her Mother is involved somehow. Seth and his partner Booker need to find a family of drug dealers in Port Fare. Maggie does not understand why Seth has taken a new interest in her. Who could like or love someone like her? Maggie soon will find out through out the course of the story someone does. As Seth and Maggie get to know each other better they begin to have intense feeling for each other, but little do they know everything is about to change... I found this book to just tear at my heart string. There is such wonderful passion and love within this story. Seth and Maggie's love story is so pure and beautiful. The book has such a great story. I love it when I can come across a book that just makes me feel good while reading it. Unlovable is simply one of those books. When I was done reading it, I wanted to pick it up and read it again. The author, Sherry Gammon has written a timeless love story. Her writing style is exquisite and graceful. I love each and every page of her book and would strongly recommend Unlovable to anyone who adores a epic love story. You will not be disappointed.
  • Enchantment (The Channie Series Book One) on Nov. 06, 2011
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    My Thoughts: ( I give this book 4 Stars ) I was given the book, Enchantment by the author Charlotte Abel a few months ago to review and I must say this book was better than I expected. It was beautiful written. The story-line was unique and interesting - holding me attention throughout the book. I loved the flair of magic and romance in the book. Both fit perfectly together. Enchantment is such a captivating book and I was not disappointed when it came to the content in the book and the character's as well. The romance was divine and I loved how Channie and Josh's relationship progressed so well in the book. It was fun to read about how Channie could cast spells and even a curse. Enchantment is about a young girl who is a witch and so are her family. She soon finds out her family and Channie must move away from there home to start a new life elsewhere because her Father is in huge trouble with a family of Royal dark witches. Her parents decide she should no longer be called by her Witch name, but a new name will be chosen to keep her safe - Chastity! On the night she moved into her new home she later meets Josh and his friend at a nearby park. Channie decides to test her new magic in hopes that her Enchantment is still within her someplace. She cast a Come-Hither spell which makes Josh kiss her. From there on out her life will be changed - as well as Josh's. I won't give any more away, but let me tell you if will be worth reading it to find out more. I found myself tearing up a bit during the book. You can just feel how much romance and love these two have found together. The ending was amazing and such a surprise of what is yet to come. I have really begun to love a lot of self-publishing authors. Just because the author is not published does not mean the book will bad. I have found a lot of wonderful book written by self-published authors - And Charlotte Abel is one of them. Her written style was stunning. Enchantment was such a joy for me to read and I would very much recommend the book to anyone who enjoys books about Witches as well as True Love!
  • Not So Easy (Souls in Peril series) on Nov. 05, 2012
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    Wow, where do I begin with this review? Yet again author Sherry Gammon totally blew my mind with one of her books. When I read and reviewed Sherry's first novel "Unlovable" back in November of last year I was absolutely smitten with the story. I honestly never thought she would do it again with Souls in Peril and write a literary masterpiece. This is one of those books that will stick with you long after your done reading it and as I told Sherry it very well might be the BEST book I have read in 2012. The story begins where we meet a very "popular" high school kid named, Max Sanchez. He has a awesome life. A Mom and Dad who dearly love and support him. A wonderful, loving and sweet girlfriend named Emma McKay. Everything is perfect for Max and Emma. Both soon to graduate and begin their lives together. Then there's the not so lucky. A boy named JD or "Lumpy Larry", who the mean kids nickname him at school and his best friend Izzy or "Icky Izzy". They both struggle with the day in day out abuse and bulling at school and at home. At home JD deals with his Mother's abusive boyfriend. Who does everything from calling him names to psychically beats JD. Poor Izzy's home life is no better. She is being molested by her creep of a Father all the while dealing with a sickness that is slowly killing her. One night after a dinner date with Emma at Max's parents house they decided to go out for some frozen yogurt at a place nearby. Although Emma chooses to go home for the night, Max and his parents still go out. On their way home Max and his Mom and Dad get into a tragic car accident in which not one of them survive. So when Max wakes up in limbo not knowing what has happen, he finds his perfect world torn into shreds. While his parents make it into heaven, Max comes to find he shouldn't have died that night along side his parents. Gabe who is a angel explains this mishap and offers Max a deal. Gabe will grant Max a period of time to go back down to earth and fix a life for someone in desperate need with the added bonus to see Emma again. This Soul in Peril just so happens to be JD "Lumpy Larry" who Max finds out was somehow involved in the car accident as well. Max will be living in JD's body, he can think for himself as well as move for JD. His main goal is to find a way to help JD become strong, find HOPE and overcome the bullies and the beatings even if it kills him. Again! I don't want to give anymore away because I want any new readers to this story to find out what happens to Max/JD, Emma, and Izzy through the course of the book. To feel and experience what JD/Max had to deal with and fight up against. The story is so deep and there are so much more that happens than what I wrote above. Souls in Peril touched my heart more than any book ever has. I love a book that once done reading it you feel like you can walk away lighter and uplifted. Sherry writes this story for both a bully and those who are bullied can find find hope or see the errors of their wrong ways. The story truly spoke to me and touched my soul. In The beginning of the book I was hooked, and left breathless. In the end I was blown away and left in tears. One of the many wonderful things I loved about Souls in Peril is Sherry's ability to have such an expressive writing style. The reader can sense and feel every raw emotion good or bad during the book. She made me feel like I was right there in the book living through JD. I cannot recommend this book enough to everyone. Trust me, read it and tell me you did not shed a tear or learn something about yourself. Being bullied myself most of my life during school was so very hard for me, some days I just wanted to give up. I just wish I would have had THIS book for me to read when I too was a Soul in Peril. Yes, I know this is one of my longest reviews, and if you have read it up to now then give yourself a gold star. All kidding aside please, please, please read this beautiful book. I guarantee you'll not regret it.