Reviews

Welcome To The Family written by Caroline F. Levy – Review V””V

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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of Welcome To The Family by Caroline F Levy which I was given in exchange for an honest review.

Welcome to the Family tells the story of Angela (Angel) through her eyes as she moves from her life as a not very successful human into a word of vampires and were creatures she never dreamed existed.

As a debut novel you can definitely tell that the author is still finding her feet when it comes to getting the story across with some of it feeling a little rushed, as if she had so much to tell us and didn’t know quite how to pace it.

That being said the story itself is a good one. Although there are many themes and ideas that feel well known and have been used before this particular version seemed fresh and never left me feeling as though I had read it all previously (which when you have read as many of these as I have is always a good thing. Fringe sanctions within any set up like this are to be expected but there were definite storyline spins I didn’t see coming.

An adult rated book… Continue reading

Beethoven’s Immortal by Jeff Fuell – Review V””V

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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of Beethoven’s Immortal by Jeff Fuell which I was given in exchange for an honest review.

The title of this book really appealed to me as I have a love of pretty much all things musical and after reading the book I would suggest that the author does too. From classical to metal with an obvious love of the 80′s hair metal era this book has musical references galore which for me only added to my enjoyment of the story.

We follow Stephanie as she time travels back in time to 18th Century Vienna where she not only meets, but becomes the inspiration to perhaps the greatest classical composer that ever lived.

One of my favorite things about this book is that the author has taken an historical factual event and created a whole new take on it, and answered some of the questions that really are out there. His research is impeccable and the story flows with an ease that I appreciated allowing you to quickly become invested in the characters.

The “rules” of time travel are explored but not from the normal science fiction angle (although I hasten to add… Continue reading

The Breakup Psychic written by Emily Hemmer – (Review By Jaime C)

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*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Meet Ellie, a young woman who has convinced herself that she can hear warning bells that precede the impending failure of her relationships. And that is exactly what she hears when she walks in on Tim in a compromising position with their busty neighbor Suzy. Ellie high tails it to her friend Luanne’s for some crying and a night of vodka laced tea, swearing off her type of men forever. She even has the contract to prove it. Until Sam saunters into her life, and no warning bells ding.

A laugh out loud romantic comedy that is sure to have you giggling. Ellie’s quirky internal commentary is hilarious and you have to love her friend Luanne. This was a very enjoyable read. I don’t usually read this genre of book but I finished this in a day. It’s offbeat and the characters are definitely interesting. It’s sweet, but not overly sappy with just the right amount of heat. A must read for any romantic comedy fans out there.

 

Emily HemmerAuthor Bio

Emily Hemmer was raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago before settling in Kansas… Continue reading

My Now & Forever written by HJ Bellus – Review By Jaime

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*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

I love Milly! Snarky, crass and just my kind of woman. Milly is abandoned by her parents at a young age and raised by her Poppy. Milly grows up and marries a man who cheats and treats her badly. She can’t bring herself to leave him because he gave the mother she never had, Francis. Francis is just adorable, with her quest to make the epic potato salad and her funky clothes. Without giving too much detail, Francis passes away and leaves everything to Milly. This is when Milly really starts to live.

Starting over in Colorado, Milly meets true friends, finds true love and finds herself in the process. I absolutely adored this book. Milly lives life to the fullest. A truly fun and unique read.

 

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The Boomerang Effect – Review V””V

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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of The Boomerang Effect By Lindy Spencer which I was given in exchange for an honest review.

*Sigh* Where to begin. Let me start by saying I have spoken with Lindy on several occasions and she is hilarious and witty and when I read the description of the book I couldn’t wait to read it. With a tagline like “Karma is a well thrown boomerang ….” my hopes were high but sadly for me this book just didn’t work.
At the beginning there are so many characters and so many points of view I felt that my eyes were crossing trying to keep it all straight in my head. I even messaged Lindy to see if she had heard this before to which she told me she had … but not to worry as they would start getting killed off soon. Fantastic! So with a much lighter heart I went back to reading but to no avail.

The story idea is genius. An innocuous email that looks like it comes from a friend with a video containing subliminal messaging that will get a person to commit murder. Now don’t feel to bad… Continue reading

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