The Stories We Don’t Tell Book Review

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The Stories We Don’t Tell Book Review

The Stories We Don’t Tell by Melissa Thayer
Published by: Booktrope Publishing
Publication date: May 15th 2014

Buy Links: Amazon | B&N

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The Weight of a Feather Review

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Title: The Weight of a Feather and Other Stories
Author: Judy Croome
Genre: Short Story anthology

The promise implicit in an anthology is that it aspires to present something different, unexpected”  Joyce Carol Oates (Introduction to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories)

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of Weight of a Feather for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Crimson Footprints Review

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Crimson Footprints
By Shewanda Pugh

 

About the book:

When an insecure, bi-racial woman begins a cloak-and-dagger love affair with a Japanese American man, she is intent on keeping her bigoted family in the dark—albeit with devastating consequences.

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Traces of Kara Review

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Traces of Kara
By Melissa Foster

About the book:

Kara Knight can’t wait to leave her hometown for the promise of nursing school and a fresh start on her future–leaving behind an over protective mother, a broken heart and painful memories. However, twenty-five miles away, the twin she doesn’t know exists is determined to be reunited with the sister he cannot forget.  

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The Taker Review

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The Taker
By Alma Katsu

About the book:

A love story spanning over 200 years

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Main, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her…despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.

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{Book Tour} Recession Proof Review

Disclosure of Material Connection: As part of a book tour, a copy was provided to me by the author for review.  No payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book’s publisher and publicist or the readers of this review.  This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Post contains affiliate links.

 

 

Recession Proof
By Kimberly S. Lin

About the book:

Sometimes going after what you want is the hardest thing you will ever do…

Meet Helen. Smart, successful and obliviously trapped. For the past six years, Helen has given her life and her heart to her cushy corporate finance job and to Mark without question. However as the Recession sweeps the Nation, she is one of many left unemployed and with the burning question of what does she really want in life.

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{Book Tour} Awaken Review

Disclosure of Material Connection: A book was provided to me for review. No payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book’s publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

 

Awaken
By Sarah M. Ross

About the book:

Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second,
everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.

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{Book Tour} The Dark Age – book excerpt




The Dark Age
Survivors of the Pulse
By Jeff W. Horton
Book Exerpt
Chapter 1
Pilgrims

Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and II
took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken“



   Ferrell made his way through the dilapidated ruins of the once great metropolitan
area, mindful of the many dangerous inhabitants that now called it home. He scanned the ruins as he walked down the wide ancient road, which passed through the middle of a number of tall, crumbling buildings, overgrown with ivy and rust. Outside two of the larger buildings, where the grass that sprouted through the concrete was the tallest, he saw something that worried him. A hundred yards in front of them stood a small herd of whitetail deer, that had stopped to feed on some of the poison ivy and poison sumac that grew out of the cracks in the road. Ferrell hesitated because he knew what it meant…trouble. The deer were a favorite food source for the large predators that roamed the overgrown ruins in the mero. It was only a matter of time now.
   He was preparing to turn the group back the way they came in an effort to try to find a way around the herd when he saw something out of the corner of his eye. The movement was subtle yet familiar. Crouching low in the grass, their massive sinews tensing as they prepared to attack the herd, was a pride of lions, emerging from the edge of a dark alley between the two buildings to his right. Ferrell turned to face the people with him, pointing toward the big cats. “Slowly,” he whispered, “everyone back away, slowly, no quick movements.”
   The three lions launched their attack with lightning speed, quickly moving to flank and encircle the herd. Two of the male lions, a mature, large cat, and a much younger, smaller one, chased after a part of the herd that had split off from the rest and was now running in their direction. The remnant of the herd separated, some to Ferrell’s left and some to his right, but this time the lions did not follow the deer. Instead, they were now racing toward him and his companions. They had encountered human beings before, Ferrell surmised, and had probably discovered that people made for an easier meal than
the much swifter and more agile whitetail deer. Two of the men travelling with him panicked and ran before Ferrell was able to stop them. I told them to stay close to me!

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{Book Tour} Feel the Passion Review

Feel the Passion

 

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Feel the Passion
By Marsha Casper Cook

About the book:

Why would a woman who had everything find herself in another man’s bed pretending to be someone she is not? Usually that kind of behavior is not about love, lust or necessity. It’s about unhappiness and uncertainty. Elaine Lewis is that woman. She appeared to have the ideal life, with wonderful friends and a very busy social calendar. Most importantly she had the perfect husband and was the envy of all her friends. Just because money isn’t a problem doesn’t mean your past mistakes can go unnoticed. Not unless you plan to look forward and never look back. If we are truthful to ourselves we know we can make it happen – does Elaine recall her past and begin her future? After you read this book e- mail the author and tell her if you think Elaine does the right thing.

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