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Dec
10

Sunday Snippet: The Snows of Windroven (Amid the Winter Snow) by Jeffe Kennedy

Sunday Snippet: The Snows of Windroven (Amid the Winter Snow) by Jeffe Kennedy  About the Book The Snows of Windroven (from the anthology Amid the Winter Snow)    Author:  Jeffe Kennedy Publisher:   Brightlynx Publishing Released:  2017 Genre:  Fantasy/Romance Author contact links:   Facebook, Goodreads, SFF Seven blog,Twitter, Website Purchase links:  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords REVIEW TO COME Snippet: Ami shook her head, hair catching the light like living flame. “I’ve really tried to give up feeling sorry for myself, as I know I’m blessed and should be grateful, but sometimes this beauty feels more like a curse, like people only see the pretty exterior and don’t see me.” She glared at me, defying me to argue with her. I...
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Dec
3

Sunday Snippet: Spartan Heart by Jennifer Estep

Sunday Snippet: Spartan Heart by Jennifer Estep  About the Book Spartan Heart    Author:  Jennifer Estep Publisher:   Self-published Released:  December 5, 2017 Series:   Mythos Academy spinoff #1 Genre:  Young adult urban fantasy – mythology Author contact links:   Blog, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Website Purchase links:  Amazon, B&N, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords REVIEW TO COME Snippet: A shoulder slammed into mine, making me stagger to one side of the cobblestone path. “Watch it!” I snapped. “Why don’t you watch it?” a low voice growled right back at me. Normally, I would have kept on going, since this wasn’t the first time someone had accidentally-on-purpose rammed into me while I was walking across the quad, thinking that it was...
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Nov
26

Sunday Snippet: Death Shall Come by Simon R. Green

Sunday Snippet: Death Shall Come by Simon R. Green  About the Book Death Shall Come    Author:  Simon R. Green Publisher:   Severn House Publishers Released:  September 1, 2017 Series:   Ishmael Jones #4 Genre:  Sci-fi/Urban Fantasy/Mystery Author contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: There was nothing welcoming about the house.  It looked like it had been dropped here in the middle of nowhere because nowhere else would have it.  Just looking at the building made my skin crawl.  It felt… spiritually unhealthy, as though the life within it had soured and gone off. ‘You’re frowning,’ said Penny.  ‘Which is rarely a good sign.  Should I be thinking seriously about turning the car round and making a run for...
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Nov
21

Review: Enchanted by the Highlander by Lecia Cornwall

Review: Enchanted by the Highlander by Lecia Cornwall Enchanted by the Highlander Author: Lecia Cornwall Reviewer: Una Rating: A I absolutely love Ms. Cornwall’s Highland Fairy Tale series.  This latest installment, Enchanted by the Highlander, is another delightfully romantic and compelling tale. In this story, we have a retelling of Cinderella.  But like the other stories in this series, it is a fresh retelling with twists and turns that make it wholly its own fairytale.  Gillian (Gilly) has always gone along with what her sisters and father have wanted, so much so, most of the time they even speak for her.  Gilly may be shy, but she is not unintelligent.  She is actually quite observant, intelligent, and...
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Nov
19

Sunday Snippet: Most Eligible Bastard by Annika Martin

Sunday Snippet: Most Eligible Bastard by Annika Martin About the Book Most Eligible Bastard Author:  Annika Martin Publisher:   self-published Released:  November 7, 2017 Series:   standalone Genre:  contemporary romance Purchase links: Amz: http://amzn.to/2zKrz86 iBks: http://geni.us/FAmTcK Kobo: http://geni.us/NAs1 Nook: http://geni.us/zzLBAhh Gplay http://geni.us/YHj1c REVIEW (on Goodreads) Snippet: The SETUP: Henry Locke has just learned the billion-dollar corporation he built up was left his mother’s dog, Smuckers, instead of him, with Vicky as the dog’s spokesperson. He thinks Vicky’s a scammer, of course! ************ Henry: She stands there clutching my mother’s stupid dog. “I was only trying to be a nice neighbor,” the scammer says. “Help her out with Smuckers. I didn’t know she’d leave things to him—” “It’s just us, jelly bean, so...
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Nov
14

Review: Christmas in Kilts Anthology

Review: Christmas in Kilts Anthology Christmas in Kilts Authors: Terri Brisbin, Lavinia Kent, Bronwen Evans, May McGoldrick, and Lecia Cornwall Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Christmas in Kilts is a delightful collection of historical Christmas-themed novellas all featuring brawny Scots.  It is a lovely collection, and I enjoyed this anthology immensely.  I look forward to reading it again this season.  Please continue to see my thoughts on each of the anthology’s offerings, listed in order of appearance. “A Highlander’s Hope” – This story was intriguing. A warrior from a clan and another clan’s harlot find love and hope. Iain has been widowed for five years – a marriage that was arranged...
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Nov
12

Sunday Snippet: Christmas at the Candied Apple Cafe by Katherine Garbera

Sunday Snippet: Christmas at the Candied Apple Cafe by Katherine Garbera  About the Book Christmas at the Candied Apple Cafe    Author:  Katherine Garbera Publisher:   HarperImpulse Released:  Ebook – November 10, 2017; Paperback – December 14, 2017 Genre:  Contemporary Romance Author contact links:  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website Purchase links:  Amazon UK, Amazon US, B&N Snippet: Iona walked the short distance down the hall to Mads and Sofia’s apartment, carrying a stuffed moose that wore a tee- shirt that proclaimed “Christmas is for Miracles”, and a bottle of Glenlivet she’d been gifted from a client. She didn’t drink scotch, but her gut said that Mads probably did. She knocked on the door; it was opened by Sofia and a man that Iona hadn’t met. “Hey,...
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Nov
10

Review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson

Review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson Perfect Gravity Author: Vivien Jackson Reviewer: Una Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Perfect Gravity is the second book in the sci-fi romance series, Tether.  Overall, I liked this installment though it had a bumpy start. This book begins before the last book, Wanted and Wired, ended.  It was a little disorienting at first as I had thought it was picking up where the previous had ended.  We are given a glimpse of Angela and Kellen reuniting since their young love breakup years before.  We learn why Angela felt the need to help protect Mari and what happens to Angela after the conclusion of Wanted and Wired. Kellen is...
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Nov
5

Sunday Snippet: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Sunday Snippet: Blackwing by Ed McDonald  About the Book Blackwing    Author:  Ed McDonald Publisher:   ACE Released:  October 3, 2017 Series:   The Raven’s Mark #1 Genre:  Fantasy Author contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: “What the f*** is going on?” Nenn asked. We’re in S*** City, that’s what,” I said.  “Where are the others?  Where’s Tnota?” “Got separated,” Nenn said.  She was breathing hard, face red with exertion and slick with sweat.  “I ran up the stairs.  think they fell back into a pantry.” “You get a count of them?” “Could be a thousand out there for all I saw.” I wiped drudge blood from my hands, ran my tongue over my teeth.  Shook...
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Oct
29

Sunday Snippet: Sorrow’s Son by Rene Sears

Sunday Snippet: Sorrow’s Son by Rene Sears  About the Book Sorrow’s Son   Author:  Rene Sears Publisher:   Brown Dog Press Released:  September 15, 2017 Series:   Crossroads of Worlds #2 Genre:  Urban Fantasy Author contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: But that left three hellhounds coming after us, jaws gaping and flecked with slaver. They bayed triumphantly.  Or two of them did. The third was—different. It was still a giant black dog with unnatural red eyes, but compared to the others it was…fluffier. The three of them closed on us. Morgan clutched at me and the blade at her wrist flashed into being again, this time longer and heavier, with a serrated edge. Beads of sweat popped...
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