***Review By Julie From The Nerd Girl Page***
***I received this book from the author in exchange for a review.***
Secret Shopper by Tanya Taimanglo is a captivating page turner. It is a delightfully told story about a girl from Guam, the ups and downs of her loves and family, hard endings and promising beginnings. The story is well written, fun and filled with lovable characters. The romance is chivalrous and fairly chaste which is a refreshing change from the current trend. The characters are interesting yet realistic, and readers will be rooting for Phoenix as she blossoms.
Secret Shopper is definitely a good read.
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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of Finding Jennifer which was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Finding Jennifer is a thriller that I have to say completely surprised me. About halfway through the book I couldn’t see how the author was going to spin out the rest of a story without boring me but I was wrong. The main character Draper and his sidekick DeCollado are very well written and I enjoyed their adventures so much that I actually contacted the author prior to writing this to see if there were any more “Draper” adventures that I could be a part of.
Filled with action I felt that this book for me only left me a little wanting when it came to the dialogue. For some reason there were times where I felt that the talking actually pulled me out from the story. All the time the writing was in the third person context I found it much easier to stay engaged.
A lot of people would probably describe this as a “guy’s book”. There is a lot of violence, not that it… Continue reading
This is the story of Shay Baynes, a 21 year old woman bumbling through life trying to make her own way. She’s broken out of the pattern of run to a man for rescue, and she can take care of herself. But she had no idea the curve ball life was about to throw her.
We meet Shay over a year after a defining event in her life, the suicide of her twin sister. From that point Shay made the decision to break out, do her thing and be strong enough to do it on her own. She was able to secure a publishing deal with a small comic press and started becoming quite the household name among Comic Convention attendees and caught the attention of McNab a paranormal investigator that spotted the psychic icky that Shay carries with her.
Shay Baynes is a wanted woman: by the police for a double murder, by two rival suitors, and by the evil specter that haunts her dreams.
It’s her twenty-first birthday and she finally feels like she’s in charge, out on her own and about to hit it big with a new comic series.… Continue reading
The Day Is Finally Here!!!!! Last Blood (House Of Comarré #5) Is Available To Buy!!!!
Last Blood is the 5th (and final) installment in the captivating story of Mal and Chrysabelle.
(For those that may have somehow missed this exciting saga scroll down for a special offer on book 1)
In the final showdown between the forces of dark and light, Mal and Chrysabelle face not only Tatiana, but the ancient evil that now controls her: the Castus Sanguis. Chrysabelle gathers her friends and family around her, forming a plan to bring an end to the chaos surrounding them. But the Castus is the most powerful being they’ve ever come up against. Defeating such evil will require a great sacrifice from someone on the side of light.
One of them will change sides. One of them will die. No one will survive unscathed. Can Chrysabelle save those she cares about or will that love get her killed? What price is she willing to pay to draw last blood?
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Special Offer!!!!! For Book 1 In The Series –… Continue reading
**Review By Mark – The Other Guy from The Nerd Girl Page**
Picayune By: John DeJordy
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
Although I am sure that this book was intended for younger readers, like 7+ I thoroughly enjoyed it. With its Narnia like characters, with a generous splash of Despereaux, and a dash of Nihm it captured my imagination much the way it did my children.
The main character, a dormouse who sees himself as completely insignificant in the grand scheme of things dreams of high adventure that he actually, to some extent manages to achieve. By uniting clans and vanquishing foes, in the end becomes the hero of his dreams!
I read this story to my children, and their reaction was awesome, sitting bright eyed dreaming of fairy tales and dragons! On the edge of their seat desperate to know what was going to happen next. This is what a children’s book SHOULD be like!
I fully believe this is a first rate book, for young and older alike. It helps to teach children to dream big, and always try to achieve goals over insurmountable odds! And… Continue reading
** Review By Mark – The Other Guy from The Nerd Girl Page**
By: Ryan Stead
The book Nation Man is a fairly unique book (at least in my experience). I have read a few “almost” like the style employed by Mr. Stead, however this book is a definitely a little different. It is essentially about love, loss, and triumph over seemingly supernatural odds!
Although the first the story starts out a little slow and lackadaisical suddenly unknown supernatural forces and presto your in it!!!! Unfortunately from there it is a little all over the place with no theme helping keep you on track. It seems to bounce from The lackadasical, almost whisical to love story, then brutal, lackadaisical…….. Get the picture?
At first the intro mini story is awesome, but quiclky your spirited away on a roller-coaster of disjointed tidbits (while written beautifully) that leave you with an all over feeling of “What is going on??”
Now giving Mr. Stead his due it isn’t easy to write, (especially in this style) and I think had he taken a few different turns like a chapter here put back a few, and a chapter… Continue reading