Passionate reader who’s compassionate about giving back to authors who create incredible stories that help me escape reality. My reviews are honest, genuine and detailed. Genre’s I will consider Psychological Thrillers, Domestic Thrillers, True Crime, Medical Memoirs, Medical Thrillers, Woman’s Contemporary, Romance Suspense, YA (Romance and Medical themed), Holiday Books, LBGTQ, and Tear Jerkers

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Review: Given New Worlds Rachael Sircar

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First, I want to thank Rachael Sircar for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review. I also would like to thank Melissa Storm for referring her to me.

Given New Worlds has been the 124th book I have read and reviewed in 2018. Rachael Sircar’s book is the most powerful book I have read to date that will stick with me for a long time. Once you start reading this book it takes you in one direction and you end up In a totally different direction. Once you hit that midway point you CAN’T put it down!! Rachael Sircar not only is my new favorite author but this is sure to be a best seller! I can also see this book as star-studded block buster hit in theatres!

Given New Worlds has something for everyone that it couldn’t be put into just one genre. Yes, it is faith based but it is so much more to that. It is a love story but this is no way shape or form like a Nicholas Sparks book. Yes, there is a reference to my favorite book by him A Walk to Remember and Jamie. This book has glitz, glamour of Hollywood, the reproductions of what it is like to be in the limelight, tragedy, secrets of the past, suspenseful, mysterious, on the edge of your seat nail biting moments, you will be taken on journeys to different countries,  criminal stuff your heart strings will be pulled into directions, you will need tissues as at many times I cried, there are incredibly shocking moments in the book, there will be times when you will despise many characters in the book, there will be times when even if you don’t pray you will want to pray for the characters.

A warning to readers there is a lot of graphic violence in this book on many separate occasions. This violence effects Abby and Sean mentally, emotionally and physically. This is a huge part of the storyline. To some it may be ok to stomach. However, to others that have been stalked, harassed, tied up, their body mutilated, and wanting revenge and didn’t care who they hurt to get it-this may not be the book for you. Like I said-this is an extremely powerful book-one that will stay with you for a long time coming.
I absolutely loved this book. It had everything I could ask for in a book the romance (although at times I wanted to scream are they ever going to get together), the mystery and suspense was off the charts (I LOVE mystery books so this was above my expectations), and I do love faith-based books. This was not over powering but just right. Given the situations they were in I would be praying to God too.

One thing I strongly feel about this book was the fact that it was a little lengthy and the subject matter would be to make it two books. Have the first part getting to know eachother, build up the romance, and then when they start dating and he really finds out who she is, and the real story begins then end the first book. The second book is where the real story would begin.

Abby is an incredibly strong woman whom was faced with so many incredible challenges in this book. Many womn would have just given up and thrown in the towel and surrendered to them all. Not Abby! She was a fighter! She kept getting up and fighting. Every single year on her Birthday! She kept fighting! She is a female role model in this book to many women!

One major aspect you will learn in this book or at least I did was how strong the power of love is. No matter where Abby or Sean were in their lives, no matter what trauma was put on them, they were always in eachother’s heart. They always found a way to come back to eachother and became stronger for what they went through together. What they shared was true love. Through thick and thin Sean was always there for Abby. I really hope Rachael does a follow up book to update us on how they are doing after they are both done healing emotionally and mentally.

This book gets a 10-star rating from me!!! 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Review: Bullied to Death: A Story of Bullying, Social Media, and The Suicide of Sherokee Harriman by Judiith A. Yates

Author Judith A. Yates

First, I want to thank Judith A. Yates, Wild Blue Press and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Bullied to Death? A Story of Bullying, Social Media, And the Suicide of Sherokee Harriman by Judith A. Yates is an incredibly powerful, eye opening book, of how hateful verbal bullying effects someone emotionally, self-esteam, mentally and eventually to the point of doing harm to themselves. This is a book EVERY Parent, Uncle, Aunt, Health Teachers, Social Workers must read to understand our youth today and help if we see bullying happen.

Kudos to Elijah Toten for the incredible book cover design. That is what originally drew me to the book itself. After seeing the tile of the book and the blurb I knew I had to read it. I am a huge fan of true crime books and this seemed like it was literally ripped from the headlines. Plus, as a middle schooler and high schooler I was bullied at school for being born differently. However, never in a million years would I think of ever doing what Sherokee did!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Review: It's All Your Fault by J.C. Lewin #NetGalley

First, I want to thank J.C. Lewin, BE, and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

An Incredibly gripping debut novel from J.C. Lewin in All Your Fault! A book that had so many twists, turns and an ending you never saw coming! It is a book you will start and won’t want to put down til you see what happens to Teigan! Trust me on this one I was up til wee hours of the night reading this book!

This book tackles tough subjects like missing children, pedophile, murder, abduction, problems within social services, domestic abuse, suicide. For this reason, this book was emotional on many levels and you felt for so many of the characters.

There was an extremely interesting scene in the book with Monty explaining about his thoughts on Pedophilia.  Even though I don’t agree with it at all. He did have a point if you knew your child had the gene would you abort your child?

This is a story of every mother’s nightmare where their child goes missing. Where she goes to great lengths to find out what happens to her. However, she is one of the suspects in the case. Plus, she is a social worker with failed cases.

I loved the investigation aspect of the book. Trying to figure out what actually happened to Tiegan! I absolutely love books like this!

At the end of the book there is a chat with the author J. C. Lewin. She like Suzanne in the book is a social worker. However, she quit her job to be a writer as that was her dream!

In the chat with the author section she mentions that her favorite character was Monty. You can totally tell that she put her heart and soul into this character. I can agree with her that there is a challenge to the reader and their preconceptions. Monty seems like a monster at first. But you have to dig deeper into him and his character. His end fate is sad though.

This is an AMAZING book by an incredible author! This is a must-read book for those who like very gripping suspenseful books! You will be biting your nails and on the edge of your seat with this one.  Plus, hugging your loved ones a little closer!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Review of Loyal as Hell Grey Areas Book 4 by Shelby Durgan

First, I want to thank Shelby Durgan for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

I was so happy when I found out Shelby Durgan was coming out with her long awaited squeal to her series featuring Amara and Grey that I have grown to love. This book is entitled Loyal as Hell Grey Areas. Her books must be read in sequence and not as standalones. It is very important to know the characters and the storylines or you will be lost!!

As with each of Shelby’s books Grey and Amara have some hot and steamy sex scenes in this book. She is well known for turning up the heat!!

In this book 6 months after the marriage of Grey and Amara we the readers and Amara get to meet his parents. It is an awkward situation how she meets them. In the long run Amara and I agree we don’t care for Grey’s Mother.

In this book we see the return of Amara’s sister with very happy news of her own to share.
There is a very scary scene at the school where Amara works at. One where it can be taken from the headlines in the news and intertwined in the book. I was very scared for Amara and Grey whom was also there. The language in this scene was a little rough. But it was necessary for the scene.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Review: Ambitious Deception Book Three in Ambition Serial by Kassandra Klay

First, I want to thank Kassandra Klay for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Ambitious Deception is Book Three in the Ambition Serial of Kassandra Klay! This is the book we have all been waiting for!! Who gets the promotion? Will it be Alex (who totally deserves it) or the stalker Nick?! This is a DRAMA and emotion filled packed book!! You wont want to put down!!

I absolutely love how Kassandra named her real life bestie Charity in the book as Alex’s bestie! That was awesome of her to do!! Charity must have been so honored!!

As each book leaves you with a cliffhanger this book starts off with drama!! But with this drama we get an inside look at both Alex’s and Kreeds family and life.

Review: Ambitious Despair Book Two of The Ambition Serial by Kassandra Klay

First, I want to thank Kassandra Klay for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Ambitious Despair is Book Two in the Ambition Serial of Kassandra Klay! An author and series that is becoming one of my favorite series I have read. If you have not read her first book you must!!! You will instantly fall in love with Alexandria and omg dreamy Kreed!! I hope you will agree with me that Nick is shady, creepy, and just frustrating!!!

I have a strong dislike for Nick in this book. He is stalkerish, wont stop until he gets what he wants, is abusive verbally and physically, and just vulgar. He crossed the line with me in this book!! My heart went out to Alex with what she went through. Nobody let alone a co-worker should be put through this! Especially after something as stupid as this!!

I am so thankful that Alex has an amazing BFF in Charity whom also is a Lawyer. She was able to give her some good advice.

In this book we are introduced to a new character called Talon Claymore someone Alex met in college. They became friends before they became lovers. He was her first love. Now Kreed is her second love.

Note to readers: never mix pain killers and muscle relaxers together! You will have an interesting evening as Alex found out. You will also say things you shouldn’t say!

Kassandra sure knows how to write amazing sex scenes!

These books in the series are short fast reads that leave you wanting more! I cant wait to read and review the next book in the series for you!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Review Love Me Home Love in Small Town-A Prequel by Tawdra Kandle

First, I want to thank Tawdra Kandle for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review. 

I have been a fan of Tawdra’s for a while now. With each book she writes her stories keep getting better and better. Love Me Home Love in a Small Town- A Prequel is no exception. This book was so cute, sweet, and may I say devious on many levels-that I didn’t want it to end. Tawdra made it a very short quick read that was over before you knew it!! I want more!!!

Kudos to the graphic designer on this book cover! It was sweet, a little bit sexy and showed the cute town she lived in.

I absolutely loved this devious storyline!! It was priceless!! If I were her bff I would be routing her on to get her man back into her life! You have to love the Gram in this book!!

I felt bad for Sasha and everything she has had to deal with regarding her Mother. I cant imagine all the pain and suffering it has caused her when she was little and even now!

If this story is a sequel I must read more of this story!!!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Review: Ambitious Drive by Kassandra Klay

First, I want to thank Kassandra Klay for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Kassandra Klay sure knows how to tell an amazing story with a dramatic cliff hanger at the end in Ambitious Drive Book One of the Ambition Serial! Wow! Even though this was a very short read it was packed with a sexy boss, amazing descriptive sex scenes, two candidates up for a promotion, and freaky stalkers that creeped not only Alex out but me as well! I cant wait to see what happens in the next book! I am definitely a new fan of Kassandra Klay now!!

Kassandra Klay

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review: Michelle Knight Life After Darkness

First, I want to thank the public library for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Michelle Knight is one amazing and brave woman to go through everything she went through being held hostage all those years with the Cleveland Kidnappings, raped, impregnated only to miscarry through all the beatings she went through. However, that was in the past. In this book Life After Darkness it has been 5 years since she has been freed from that torture she was forced to endure. She gives you a sneak peak of what her life was like after she got out. She had her ups and downs. However, she is one tough cookie!

When I heard she was writing this book I was very interested in reading this. I am a huge fan of true crime books. Not for the crime committed per say but the human side behind it. So when this case came out I was very invested in it. I watched all the news stories, watched Dr. Phil interviews, and read Michelle’s first book and related books too it. This one I was especially happy to read because It talks about how she has healed, moved on, found “her sweetie” and is helping other other abuse victims.

You can tell by her beautiful cover photo and the pictures in the book that she has finally let go of the negative past and has found happiness.  

Monday, June 11, 2018

Review: Tessa Portrait of a Survivor by Kathleen Kifer of The Lewiston Writer's Group

First, I want to thank Kathleen Kifer and the Lewiston Writers Group for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Kathleen Kifer is the strongest, spunkiest, toughest woman with a huge heart and the bravest Author I know to share her story in Tessa A Portrait of A Survivor. Kathleen has an incredible gift for writing especially when it came to telling her own story. You could tell by just reading it that she was passionate about what she was writing about because she lived it. They always say write about what you know and love. Not to mention by writing this must have healed her and put closure on some events in the book that took place.  

Many people like myself who have never personally had a family member diagnosed with any form of cancer may be interested to read this book. They would have a better understanding of what a cancer patient goes through. There is a character whom I actually have a huge soft spot for named Chloe whom got diagnosed with Breast Cancer. In this book Kathleen walks you through the stages of thinking you have the disease, to finding out you do, testing, treatment, etc. Plus, all the emotions, mental parts of it, and of course the physical. Not to mention how the family and friends react. Many parts I will be honest was hard for me to read and I cried. I never knew half of what Breast Cancer Patients went through. Nor did I know how fast it could spread and to other body parts.

One topic that was touched on that I feel strongly about not getting proper medical treatment because they don’t have health insurance. Everyone should have health insurance even if it is Medicaid. For someone who might have any type of cancer and not be able to looked at because they don’t have health insurance is just a crime!!

I was actually shocked to find out to save someone’s life from breast cancer spreading you need to remove the arm. My heart went out to Tessa at this moment in time! I could totally understand where she would feel self-conscious about as she called it her “stump” and didn’t want many people to see it. We all have insecurities about our bodies. Nobody Is perfect. This just now makes her unique. So, I totally understood when she wanted nothing to do with the prosthetic arm! I loved how she stood up to the guy and how understanding Dr. Camden was.

One thing I liked about this book is that she mentioned a lot of places in Buffalo, NY. I too am from Buffalo, NY and smiled when places were mentioned that I knew of. Not many authors put Buffalo, NY locations in their book. So, it is nice to be recognized. Especially if it isn’t for the snow or the Bills loosing.

I love how Kathleen thanked the Lewiston Writers Group for supporting and encouraging her throughout every step of her endeavor.

It was pretty special that her friend Lynn Passanese posed for the beautiful cover of the book as Tessa.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Profile of Author Kathleen Kifer of the Lewiston Writer's Group and her novels

Kathleen Kifer

Summary of Book 

Tessa Burke is a strong, confident 44-year-old woman who has survived her recurrent breast cancer with grace and poise, much to the admiration of all who know her. Although she thinks she has been through the worst of it, the disease returns yet again, this time claiming her left arm, and leaving amputation as her only option. Confronting a challenge she could never have prepared for, she must redefine herself in a body she can no longer recognize, as her marriage crumbles into divorce and she faces an uncertain future alone. Yet, just when Tessa is losing hope, a surprise from her past will transform all she believes about herself, the rest of her life and the power of unconditional love.

Summary of Book
"If a Tree Falls" is a tender love story that will appeal to any woman who recalls the rapture of having had an adolescent crush on her favorite rock idol. Amanda Morgan's obsession is world famous musician, Marshall Stewart. His poignant love songs sustain her through the turmoil of her teenage years until his sudden disappearance. Never found, he is mourned by his fans and is eventually declared legally dead. 

Amanda grows into adulthood and finds what she believes to be genuine love until her fiancĂ© ends their engagement when he cannot stand by his promise that he accepts her infertility. Heartbroken, Amanda seeks a way to re-define herself and move on with her life when she takes a job as a live-in babysitter for six-year-old Dylan Sterner. In hiring her, Dylan's grandmother explains that the boy and his father, Mark, recently came to live with her after an auto accident killed her daughter-in-law and left Mark with a severe leg injury. While Amanda immediately bonds with Dylan, she finds Mark hostile and reclusive. Over time, as clues emerge, she begins to suspect the unbelievable possibility that this broken, mysterious man is Marshall Stewart ten years older and in disguise. 

When "Mark" discovers that Amanda is still a fan, he is determined to drive her away but soon realizes that while she's exactly what Dylan needs, he wants her in his own life, as well. As he falls in love with her, he faces the dilemma of admitting his true identity at the risk of betraying her trust and losing her, and Amanda must decide if she can live a life of secrecy to protect the man she loves. 

While I gained writing and editorial experience with my first job at a local newspaper, I've been writing romance since my teen years and love the challenge of creating magic between unlikely characters. I submitted the original version of this manuscript to Harlequin some years ago and was fortunate to catch the attention of then Editorial Assistant Deborah Tile. While she was enthused and encouraging about my work I developed breast cancer during that time and was forced to set the project aside to deal with treatment and several recurrences. Now fully recovered, I recently pulled out the manuscript and have breathed new life into an idea that has blossomed into much more than I started out with. A modern day fairy tale, it is written for the woman who wants to curl up at the end of a long, demanding day and go away to that intriguing place of "What if...?".

Rachael Sircar Profile and Cover Reveal

Rachael Sircar


Rachael Sircar is the author of the Data Driven series as well as several stand alone novels.
When not writing, she enjoys teaching second grade.
During school breaks, you will find Rachael tapping away at her laptop keyboard on her backyard patio while watching the waterbirds, deer, and other delightful creatures meander around their own personal lake.
She loves, camping, playing flute/percussion with the band at church, and spending quality time with friends, but especially teaching. She absolutely loves to work with her kiddos.
Rachael has been married to a wonderful man for over twenty years and has two amazing children and a spoiled rotten dog.
A real life. A blessed life.

Rachael's latest book


Abigail Ellwood.
Darling of the limelight.
Beautiful. Elegant. Sought after.

Continuously hounded by paparazzi and threats from an unnamed stalker, Abby is hesitant to step into a relationship; but when Sean arrives on campus signed, sealed, and delivered by her overprotective parents she falls for him - not knowing the secrets he is withholding from her.

A vicious attack leaves Abby catatonic and numb, and Sean fleeing the country reeling from the aftermath.

Across several continents, Abby and Sean search for unity in the combination of their broken, angry souls. Their relationship strengthens as the fragility of the life Abby thought she knew hangs in the balance of her father’s cartel adversaries, and the stalker that has only been lying in wait to finish what he’d started.

Can they find the love they had once before? Or will this be a different love they must search for within the new worlds God has given them?

Rigged by Vanessa North

Vanessa North

Author of over a dozen novels, novellas, and short stories, Vanessa North delights in giving happy-ever-afters to characters who don’t think they deserve them. Relentless curiosity led her to take up knitting and run a few marathons “just to see if she could.” She started writing for the same reason. Her very patient husband pretends not to notice when her hobbies take over the house. Living and writing in Northwest Georgia, she finds her attempts to keep a quiet home are frequently thwarted by twin boy-children and a very, very large dog.

First, I want to thank Vanessa North for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

WOW!! Vanessa North Rigged me to be my new favorite author when it comes to MMF Bondage books!! She was an author I had never heard nor read from before. I was drawn to her book by the unique cover and amazing synopsis of her book. Now she is someone I would gladly read from again.
I admit I read a lot of erotica stories that involve MMF, FFM, and sometimes BDSM and other taboo subjects. You can say I am an openminded reader-to a point.  Each writer has their own way of writing erotica and their own forte.  Vanessa wrote her scenes very sensual, genuine, and incredibly sexy. The way she eased the characters into the bondage scenes were mind blowing with the sexual tension brewing. As a reader I wish I was in the room watching Sean tie Gordon for the first time ever. I was jealous I was not Kait watching the scene unfold.

The story line in Rigged was the most creative and unique storyline that I had ever read before. Even though at the end of the story you could guess what was eventually going to happen. However, it didn’t diminish how great the ending was. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Prodigal Captive by Rachel Woods

First, I want to thank Rachel Woods for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Rachel Woods wrote the most unique and interesting mystery book with interesting topics in The Prodigal Captive that I have ever read before. There were times in the book where I was laughing and other times I was shaking my head thinking WOW she went there. I read a lot of mystery books but none of them deal with a severed penis from a dead body. Made me think of John Wayne Bobbitt. Whom ironically is from my neck of the woods. So, that is why I was laughing.

I totally commended Silas the character that came out to his father as thinking he was born the wrong gender! That must have been so hard to do coming out as being transgender. I am a very open-minded person and very pro LGBT. So, I was totally cool with this aspect of the story. What concerned me was he was one of the ones that went missing. You couldn’t help wonder if this was the reason behind it. However, he was not the only one that was missing.

This was a very fast paced moving mystery that kept you guessing. For me I kept wondering why they cut off his penis lmao!!

A Reason to Live by T.K. Chapin

TK Chapin and his beautiful wife Crystal 

T.K. CHAPIN writes Christian Romance books designed to inspire and tug on your heart strings. He believes that telling stories of faith, love and family help build the faith of Christians and help non-believers see how God can work in the life of believers. He gives all credit for his writing and storytelling ability to God. The majority of the novels take place in and around Spokane Washington, his hometown. Chapin makes his home in the Pacific Northwest and has the pleasure of raising his daughter with his beautiful wife Crystal.

First, want to thank T.K. Chapin for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

A Reason to Live A Reason to Love Series: Book One is one of T.K. Chapin’s will be one of his best series yet. I have been a huge fan of T.K. Chapin for a while now and each book he puts out amazes me. Each one gets better than the last one. What is it with single men and young kids put in difficult positions in books that just tug on my heart strings?! Mix in a little bit of what T.K. does best with incorporating his faith into the story and you have an amazing story!

So many times in this book I wanted to jump into the book and hug the characters. So much heartache and pain in many of the characters. However, a chance encounter brings two people together and changes both of their lives for the better. It is a truly amazing story that will make your heart smile!

I must add that I am totally in love with the cover! Even before I knew what the book was about I knew I had to read this book! Kudos to T.K.’s Graphic Designer. 

What Nobody Knew by Ameilia Hendrey


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First, I want to thank Ameila Hendrey for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Warning to fellow readers this book is not for everyone. This book has topics such as violence, domestic abuse, verbal abuse, rape, abandonment at age 3, and could be a trigger to many. The material in this book is not for the faint of heart. Read at your own risk.

Ameila Hendrey is one of the bravest and one of the strongest woman I know to share her story in What Nobody Knew.  This is her story of the emotional, mental and most of all the horrid physical pain that was inflicted by her father over and over throughout the years. How her Step Mom just let it happen and how her biological Mom at age 3 abandoned her.
So many times I wanted to jump in the book and rescue her from everything that was going on. 

You cant help but get emotionally attached to this character whom pulls on so many of your heart strings. Infact, there are two times in this book that I literally cried for Amelia! I said this once and I will say it again nobody deserves what Amelia went through. This is one book that will stick with you way after the book ends.

One of the aspect of the books that I really enjoyed were the reports from Social Services. You got their view of what they thought what was really happening to Ameila. Obviously, some personal information to respect the privacy was left out. 

However, In this story you got Ameila’s truth, her father’s lies, and what Social Services.

I seriously think this would make an awesome movie on Lifetime TV or a Netflix Original. 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Cuckoo by Robert Kerins (Lewiston Writers Group)

First, I want to thank Robert Kerins and The Lewiston Writers Group for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Before, I begin my review I want to mention that this book may trigger some readers. This book contains abduction, date rape drug, rape with the intent of getting pregnant, etc. If any of these offend you this book may not be for you.

WOW!!! Robert Keirns really knows how to write a fast paced, jaw dropping, amazing, crime novel that once you start reading you can’t put down. Even if you tried to put it down you just can’t. You need to know how it ends!! Robert wrote a never been written before story line that will just shock you to your core!! As a woman reading this you will feel for these women in the book and what they have gone through. You will be disgusted by the man behind it all. Overall, I now have a new favorite crime author and his name is Robert Keirns. I can’t wait to read his other books.

One thing I really loved about this book was all the references to places in WNY. I smiled at many of the places I go to like Tops, Tim Hortons (my favorite place to get Coffee), Toys-R-Us, Niagara Falls, DiCamillo’s, Leonardo’s Pizza & Subs, etc. I could visualize the places that he was talking about in the book seeing that I was familiar with them. That made me smile and more connected with the book.

This book started out fast and one of the scenes that hooked me in the beginning of the book had me biting my short nails. Having the woman’s body going over the rocks of the Niagara Falls. Being familiar with The Niagara Falls I could picture this woman going over The Falls. Honestly, I could picture myself be that woman and going over The Falls. Granted she was found dead. But WOW the way he described it-I was in pain just reading it.

I am going to be very hesitant next time I go to Tops and interact with their employees.

This is one book that will stay with you with you emotionally and mentally way after you read it. I also feel strongly that this book would be great as a movie on Lifetime TV Channel.

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