Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Emerald Rider Review





The Emerald Rider (Book Four of the Dragoneer Saga)

By M.R. Mathias 


In the wake of the Confliction, the Mainland Frontier is trying to reestablish itself. Over a year has passed since their victory over the alien shape shifter and its vicious Sarax. Jenka was infused with powerful Dour magic and has assumed some of the alien’s intelligence, but immediately after the battle he disappeared with Crimzon, and no one knows when, or if, they will ever return. With little help from King Richard, who is intent to rule the islands and leave his side of the wall to its fate, Queen Zahrellion, and the other Dragoneers are struggling to make sense of their place in the world, while unbeknownst to them an evil witch is plotting terrible mayhem.



Jenka, saturated with magic to the point of near insanity, will have to focus just to stay in the world of the living. A deranged wizard, who pits magicked priests against the demons he summons, has Clover’s petrified form and no intention of giving it up. Jenka gave his word to get her back and must go alone, deep into the wizard’s temple to find her. 


Valiant escapades, wicked battles, and heart wrenching loss await readers in this fourth installment of the bestselling Dragoneer Saga. Hold onto your dragon! 
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***MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE EMERALD RIDER***

Having read The Wardstone Saga, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this saga runs along the same lines as that one. Although this is the fourth book in this saga, it is the first one that I have read. I enjoyed it enough that I’ll go back and read the first three books. Although I wasn’t lost in the story, I feel that I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the others first.

Mathias is very detail oriented, and writes so that you feel like you are in the thick of the battles. I really liked that the dragons had personalities very much like their human companions. With well-rounded characters, and fast, continuous action, it had me turning pages as fast as I could. But the true surprise was when a character’s ghost from the Wardstone Saga is spoken of. Since he was my favorite from that saga, I was thrilled.

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M. R. Mathias
M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.

He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Flirting with Love Giveaway


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Book #10 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #20

Elisabeth Nash has spent years dreaming of returning to the small town of Trusty, Colorado, where she spent summers with her favorite aunt. When she inherits her aunt’s farmette, she closes her Los Angeles pet bakery and pampering business, sure that life in Trusty will be as peaceful and as welcoming as she remembers. But being an outsider in the close-knit town proves to be very different from the happy summers she remembers from her childhood—and falling for Trusty’s hot, wealthy, and sinfully irresistible veterinarian, Ross Braden, sends the rumor mill into a frenzy.

Ross Braden learned long ago that gossip spreads faster than weeds in his small hometown, and Ross loves nothing more than his privacy. For that reason, he doesn’t date women who live in Trusty. But that was before blond, beautiful, and refreshingly honest Elisabeth Nash flew into his vet clinic seeking help for her panicked piglet and turned his comfortable life—and his heart—inside out.

Despite rumors about Elisabeth’s motives toward her aunt’s property, passion brews between Elisabeth and Ross. Every steamy kiss and every sensual touch brings the pair closer together, and when Ross helps Elisabeth try to fit into the town he adores, it makes their bond even stronger. But even Elisabeth’s efforts toward reaching the community, and the love she and Ross so desperately believe in, might not be enough for the protective small town to offer them a future.

THE BRADEN COUSINS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, this is the third of six books.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**


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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult romance, LGBT romance, contemporary women's fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Some say her romance novels are lovingly erotic, she deems them simply loving and real. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written for Calgary's Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.


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***MY HONEST REVIEW OF FLIRTING WITH LOVE***

Elisabeth had always dreamed of moving to Trusty, Colorado, where her Aunt Cora lived. The people and the town seemed so perfect to her each time she stayed with her aunt. Now that she has inherited Cora’s farm and her pie business, Elisabeth leaves California life behind. But she quickly discovers that the people of Trusty are not as friendly as she believed. In fact, they are downright inhospitable to her, as an outsider. That is, until she meets Ross Braden, the local veterinarian, and her neighbor. Will his help be enough to make her fit in with the town? And what about the feelings that they seem to share? Is Ross just being a good neighbor, or is there more to it? For Elisabeth, the answer will make all the difference in the world.

Here we go again on the Braden dream boat. I believe I would be just like Elisabeth, a staring, babbling idiot! While I read this story, I could visualize different scenes with songs being played like a movie…..Faith Hill’s This Kiss, This Kiss……and Berlin’s Take My Breath Away. And of course I imagined that I was Elisabeth. Their girls night in had me longing to be included. This was such a fun read and Melissa Foster has left me with a satisfied smile on my face once again.

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Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9


Books 1 - 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 - 14 


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Huge Giveaway from NYT & USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Melissa Foster





To help celebrate the release of her newest Romance, bestselling author, Melissa Foster, has created a fun Street Team for readers of her books and lovers of the Romance genre. As part of this launch, she will be giving away lots of prizes—and I mean lots. From chocolate gift baskets to autographed books to super swag, she will be giving away more than 20 prizes, and as many as 520!
If the Street Team reaches 500 members by Monday, December 22, every single member will score an Advance Review Copy of her upcoming novel, Seaside Secrets. That means that you can enjoy the newly released Seaside Sunsets and then immediately read the next installment in the series. Pretty cool, huh?
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*SEASIDE SUNSETS WAS CHOSEN AS ONE OF AMAZON EDITORS’ BEST ROMANCE BOOKS OF DECEMBER 2014
For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother--and falling in love is not in his plans.
From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sensual, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie's business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the blond beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie's life--and his heart--upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away

Recommended for readers aged 18+

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Wizard and the Warlord Review






The Wizard and the Warlord (The Wardstone Trilogy Book 3)

By M.R. Mathias 


**The Wizard and the Warlord - The Wardstone Trilogy-Book III** is the gripping conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that M. R. Mathias wrote in a Texas prison. This compelling volume brings the elves, dwarves, giants, and the dragons into the story again as our heroes, led by High King Mikahl and the great wizard Hyden Hawk, are forced to fight for the fate of the Kingdoms. This time, they do so against the terrible creature that Gerard Skyler has become, and the legions of demon-beasts that he commands.


From M.R. Mathias,


This is the CONCLUSION to The Wardstone Trilogy. It has taken me several years and a lot of sleepless nights to complete this grand work. I gave it my all, from the moment I put the inkpen to paper in prison, until the day I published Book III. I hope you like it. 
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***MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE WIZARD AND***

Now that Wizard Pael and his daughter Queen Shaella are dead, High King Mikahl is tasked with overseeing the rebuilding of the cities of his kingdom. Unknown to him though, the demon beast that Gerard has become, is inhabiting Shaella’s body as he prepares his final destruction of all beings that occupy the world he has been banned from.


I’m glad my favorite characters have survived so far. With the continuous action though, you know that some are not going to survive. I hate that too. Without spoiling it, I’ll just say that my most favorite character doesn’t make it, and I felt as lost as everyone around him did. The final showdown was very intense and I kept holding my breath with each battle, scared of losing more beloved characters. With all the doom and gloom going on, I really appreciated the interspersed humor.

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M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.



He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tales From Little Lump Review





Tales From Little Lump - Night Of The Undead Snow Monkeys

By Jeff Folschinsky 

They came in peace, unfortunately the good folks of Little Lump, Texas didn't get the memo. They’re really embarrassed, especially Gertie who managed to shoot down several of the alien’s space ships with her holy land-to-air rocket launcher. Little did she realize in doing so that she would be unknowingly creating a far bigger danger for Little Lump that could spell doom for them all. To her and everyone else’s disbelief, undead Japanese snow monkeys are slowly approaching the town and now Gertie and Cousin Tommy must fight their way to safety through the undead simian horde who seem to have a real bone to pick with Gertie. With ammunition running low and few places to hide. Gertie will have to use all of her wits to survive the night. 

This is the second book in the hilarious Tales From Little Lump series.  
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***MY HONEST REVIEW OF TALES FROM***

When Gertie sees an alien flying saucer, she automatically shoots it down. Unfortunately, it crashes into the snow monkey sanctuary and leaks radioactive fluid. This causes the monkeys to die and then come back to life zombiefied. As Gertie and Cousin Tommy move place to place to hide, the monkeys chase them. Running out of places, Gertie remembers a rumor about an underground shelter, but will it be enough to protect them?

The hilarious personality of Gertie kept me entertained. She was the funniest country hick around, and ornery as could be. With Cousin Tommy being dumb as a doorknob, they made the perfect pair. And every other character fit just as well. I’m looking forward to more of Gertie’s adventures. 

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Jeff Folschinsky, who is originally from Houston, Texas, now resides in Los Angeles, California. He is the author of the humorous short story site, "Amused to Death". 

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He is also co-editor of the literary journal, "Eclectic Voices".