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- Beg Me
on Nov. 21, 2010
I am a new follower of Shiloh Walker so this was my first read of hers. All I can say is "Oh my goodness." This novella just about blew me away. You must go into the book with an open mind and be prepared for shocking details. There is actually a warning that the story involves light bondage, rape fantasy and role-playing. If your sensibilities do not allow you to think of such things, then I strongly recommend you don't start reading. If you are up for it, then you are in for a fantastic piece of writing. Do I recommend it for everyone? No. Only you can be the judge. Will I read another Shiloh Walker book? You betcha!
- Olga - A Daughter's Tale
on Dec. 23, 2010
The book starts with a brief history of Jamaica. There is just enough history given so the reader knows what is happening and why; but does not smother you with so much it is boring. The major portion of the book is done in a diary format with entries by Olga's Aunt Lucy, her mother Becky and Olga herself. The entries were very well done and each one flowed nicely into the next. There were also pictures scattered throughout the book which I found quite effective in bringing the story to life.
The story line was never dull. The history of this family and how they evolved was quite amazing. You have interracial marriage in a time and place where it just wasn't done. There is murder, voodoo, racial prejudice not only by the whites; but also those of color. This is only the beginning. You will have to read the book for yourself because I don't want to give away the story.
I wish to thank Marie Campbell, (Marie-Therese Browne), for asking me to read and review her book. I must also thank Carol Bridgestock for giving my name to Marie and recommending me. I only hope I will have done the book justice. I have to say that this is not my usual type of read. I generally go for "no brainer" reads. I read for fun and enjoyment and don't want to think about what I am reading. This book pulled me in from the very start. I could not put it down. I got completely caught up in the history of this family. Even though I kind of knew where the story was headed, I was still thrown a little off guard at the end. This book can easily be read in one sitting and I highly recommend it
- The Bad, The Good and Two Fly Fishing Women, and a Life-Changing Day on a River
on April 27, 2011
Amanda is a fourteen year old girl who is angry with the world. Her mother has deserted her and her father and moved to New York to be with another man. She is also hurting because her grandfather has died. Her grandmother moves in with them to help fill the void her mother has left.
While life is starting to settle into a routine, Amanda's grandmother becomes ill with cancer. Amanda retreats to that which she loves, fly fishing.
This is a lovely story about betrayal, love, loss and the road to healing and forgiveness. Amanda shares her pain with her adopted dog Shana and finds an unlikely friend in her journey with Vernon, a grieving alcoholic. Vernon has his own simplistic answers to everything in which he brings God into the equation. This is not a religious type work, but more a philosophical reading. The relationship between Amanda and Vernon seems to give them both something that they are searching for at this time in their lives.
This is a long short story that is easily read in one sitting. The author gives wonderful descriptions into the land and the art of fly fishing. My only complaint with the story was the way the ending was so abrupt when the mother came back on the scene. I thought there could have been a smoother ending to the story. Overall a very good read.
I actually gave this story 3.5 stars out of 5
- Muhammad's Wives
on June 19, 2011
This is a historical account of Muhammed's eleven wives. It documents the family life of Muhammed and how it is a road map for all Muslim men and the true standing of women in Islam. It is a short account of the prophet Muhammed and gives insight into the personalities of his many wives. It also goes into some detail concerning the controversial Ayesha, one of the single greatest religious sources in Islam. It explains the debate in her age when she supposedly married Muhammed. There has apparently been debate that she was married to Muhammed when she was six and consummated the marriage at the age of nine. The author explains his theories of her marrying at the age of eighteen.
This is not my usual type of read and I am not a fan of history. Sorry, historians, it is what it is. I was, however, quite fascinated with this book. I found this book extremely well written by this Indie author, and even though short and condensed. full of seemingly creditable information. I say seemingly, because I did not go to texts to verify information. I will leave this to those who have the desire and inclination to do so. I do highly recommend this book for those who may be interested in the subject matter and have a desire to explore this subject further.
I wish to thank Aliya for providing me with a copy of her book to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review, only that I keep an open mind and write an honest review. I was not compensated in any way except for receiving a copy of the book to read.
- The Second Fly Caster: Fatherhood, Recovery and an Unforgettable Tournament
on July 03, 2011
Erik, a young boy is very proud of his father, a tournament fly caster champion. Various events lead young Erik to question many things he holds dear in his life. A stranger shows up at a fishing tournament and things are not as they seem, an older Erik is called to the Vietnam war and demons start to plague him, he is called home from the army because of his dying father, then more then demons haunt him when he begins drinking just like his father.
This is not my typical read; but a good story non the less. The fly fishing part holds no interest to me. Number 1, I hate fishing and number 2, I don't understand the terminology. You don't need to know anything about fishing, however to enjoy the story. There are lessons to be learned and forgiveness that needs given. Erik has to learn that life is not always as it appears and that even adults have to believe in themselves and forgive themselves for what they are not. This is a wonderful story of a boy and his dad and that boy loving his father and letting go of things that one cannot control. This is a quick read and is easily read in one sitting. I highly recommend it.
- Just My Blood Type
on Sep. 17, 2011
Romance author, Therese von Willyen, is bored to death sitting in her hotel room. She receives a mysterious text message telling her to meet in a bar called Pale Rider in a hole in the wall town of Pinecliffe, Colorado. She meets up with tall, dark, and brooding Xan Mercelles. Mind, he's a vampire. What could this bassist from the band Crooked Fang have to do with a romance author?
The pair bat back and forth with questions and answers going from both sides. There is sexual tension just under the surface that never becomes full blown from either one of them. Therese never says anything about vampire; but there is a hedging under the surface where she may think without saying. Maybe it is just a wondering...
This is not your usual vampire read. No sparkles in the sun for this vampire. There just seems to be a connection between our two characters with lots of tension going on. Therese sure made Xan smile or was it because he had the first Type O negative blood in a long time? This book is a collaboration between the two authors that is written flawlessly. The storyline reminds me of dialogue that you frequently see when you read a story involving a PI. It just fits so well and keeps you reading until the end. This was a short, fast read that is easily read in a single sitting. I am certainly psyched and ready to see more of Xan. He is definately tall, dark and brooding mixed with a little mystery.
This book was offered free on Smashwords and reviewed by request of the author Carrie Clevenger. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book.
- Stilettos & Scoundrels
on Sep. 17, 2011
Presley has lost her job; but decides this might just be a good thing. The only problem, she doesn't have a job to go to. Of course she is only concerned about her shopping and Starbucks habit needing money. She remembers her friend Trevor asked her to write stories for his on line magazine so she decides to check in with him. This will be a good thing because she has always wanted to be a writer.
Her first assignment is to write a story about a U.S. Senator, so, she goes home to visit her folks for a few days. Low and behold the Senator is in town. The Senator has a gambling problem, as well as, being a womanizer. Presley starts asking the town gossips questions and finds her self knee deep in more then she bargained for. To make matters worse, she discovers Cooper Sands, a high school fling, works for the Senator. When the situation gets ugly with the Senator, Presley teams up with Cooper to do some investigating. He wants to protect Presley; but she doesn't want his protection. Do they both want more then to investigate the case?
The story takes a while to unfold; but in general is an okay story. You have sex, love, murder, and lust. What more can you ask for? Presley, the main female character, is not very likable in my estimation. I find her shallow and extremely immature for the role she played. She wants to be a liberated woman; but comes across as a spoiled child in order to get her way. She goes off on her own to gather information and ends up causing more trouble. Cooper sounds like sex personified. He is handsome, muscular and has nice "buns" according to Presley. He tries to play the protector; but Presley wants none of it.
Overall this is a good story. I just thought it moved too slowly. My biggest problem with the book is the continual descriptions to clothing and shoes. I know they went along with the character of Presley; but I felt they were just a bit over done and detracted from the story. I had the impression they were supposed to make the story amusing; but they had the opposite affect with me.
I wish to thank Laina for providing me with a copy of the book to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any way except for being provided a copy of the book to read.
- Soul Quest
on Sep. 20, 2011
Starting high school is hard enough; but when you are a Human Oracle, life gets even more complicated. Liv Glyn is the kind of girl who likes to remain inconspicuous. Unfortunately, Liv, Laith, Brayan, and Meena have been commanded at birth by The Great Spirit, Hala, to be Human Oracles.
If their lives aren't messed up enough, Laith's sister is a bit of a trouble maker and always has her nose where it doesn't belong. To complicate life even more, Liv's best friend since third grade seems to understand things that no human should be able to understand or see. To make matters worse, Liv thinks she is falling in love with him. Can her life get anymore messed up?
This is quite an unusual fantasy read. You have the Spirit World that is located in a place called Arcadia where Halla resides. Hala just happens to be a bit ancient but lives in the body of a seven year old. You have Guardian Spirits who look after the Human Oracles and guide them in their chosen path. Our Human Oracles are destined to save the world. To complicate their lives even more, they have to protect the world from soul-sucking Daeva and their mutant progeny, Aengels.
Generally speaking, this is a fairly good story, but it had a tendency to drag on way to much. After the story made it to school starting, we had to see the high school records of each of the four chosen. It kept flipping back and forth with each of them following their day and much of the same information was repeated. At one point Liv became angry at Meena for keeping information from them and she had done the exact same thing. She also had a problem with Meena being practical even though at one point she admired her for that. Once I reached about half way through the book, my interest in the story picked up and the storyline really started to move. By that point I was able to see where the story was actually going. I would be interested to see if the next book in the series moves along better then this one.
I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy of the book for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving a copy of the book to review.
I gave this book 3.5 stars out of 5
on Nov. 07, 2011
Linda is a career driven woman who goes for a walk one night and is seduced and transformed by a vampire like creature known as a nymphomite. Linda is warned to feed off of other women rather then men. She feeds off of the energy of the victims blood that is orgasmically charged. She adapts to this new way of life even though she is convinced her humanity is gone. She becomes a master at feeding by prolonging the orgasms of her victims. Under normal circumstances, she has no problem feeding until her victims die; but she meets Jesse and everything changes. Her decision to let Jesse live sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever.
Wow! The only thing I can say; if you have a problem reading anything sexually graphic and erotic, you do not want to read this book. If you enjoy a world of fantasy and a story wrought with imagination, this is the book for you. The author builds a world that is not only full of sexual tension and description; but one in which a fantasy unfolds like no other I have ever read. Lacey keeps you on the edge of your seat and you wonder where she will take you next. I know one thing for certain; you will need a cold shower when you are finished. You may not even make it to the end before you need a cold shower. Lacey definitely has a way with words that makes you see in your mind what she has written on the page.
I want to thank Lacey for providing me with a copy of her book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I expressed are my own.
- Only the Strongest Survive
on June 12, 2012
Emily Donnovan is one of the richest women in America. She buys and sells stocks and takes over financially ailing companies. One such company was owned by Ronald and John's father. To get back at her, they decide to exact revenge by kidnapping her and leaving her to die. John has second thoughts and ends up saving her and taking her to the old family home in the forest where he keeps her locked in the basement. His plan is to use money that Emily offers him to make her buy and sell stocks to make him rich. All is going according to John's plan until he falls in love with Emily.
This story does have some great potential; but the way it is written is just way too far fetched and completely unbelievable. The story line moves quickly back and forth from Emily's friends telling their story and the story unfolding with the kidnappers. I know it is seemingly possible for a kidnapper to fall in love with his victim, but in this story it happens quickly. He even goes to such extremes as buying her clothes and any personal care items she asks for along the way. He loves to cook and even fixes Emily gourmet meals. John's brother eventually figures out his brother's deception and all manner of things happen. It culminates into a completely surprise ending.
The story is full of suspense and is a bit of a thriller, but it just didn't do it for me because it and the characters were just so over the top. I think there is a good story here, but it needs to be more realistic.
I was provided a copy from the author for reading and reviewing purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in any way except to receive the book to review.
I actually give this book 2.5 out of 5 stars