Saturday, November 29, 2014

Zoe, Undead, by J.R. Knoll

I hate horror movies and I'm not really into science fiction, but I have to admit that I have a soft spot for zombie stuff. Yes, it's sad, but true. And I decided to give Zoe, Undead a 99 cent chance. This book, and its sequel Zoe Undead 2 were pretty entertaining I must say. They need a good editor in a bad way, but I thought the plot and military stuff and the way they kept me wanting to know what happened was pretty brilliant. The main character is an autistic teenager, making this a unique way to approach the genre. The author is a guys, guy. Heads blow off and he talks about girls the way a guy does. Recommended for fellow zombie lovers like me. 99 cents or free to borrow with Amazon Prime.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Christmas Cowboy, by Shanna Hatfield

Kenzie Beckett does not trust men, especially rodeo cowboys. But along comes Tate Morgan and he might be more than she ever bargained for. This was a sweet romance that feels very Christmasy and Cowboy-ee (I know those both aren't real words). The Christmas Cowboy would be a nice book to curl up with while gazing into a fire around Christmas time.

The author, Shanna Hatfield, is on a blog tour this week with the Cowboys and Christmas tour to kick off a promotion she's doing with the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Now through Dec. 24, She’ll donate ten percent of the net proceeds from all her book sales to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period. She learned about this great organization while researching the first book in the Rodeo Romance series, The Christmas Cowboy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Husband Maker, by Karey White

Charlotte already has embarrassing nicknames. Her twin brother and his best friend call her Chuck and Chuckers and Charles every chance they get. But at a wedding reception for an ex-boyfriend Charlotte overhears someone call her a nickname she never wants to hear again: The Husband Maker. Every guy Charlotte's ever dated has gone on to marry their next girlfriend. So begins this fun novel that was funny and sweet and made me want to run out and get the next book. (Yes, this is a series so don't freak out when it ends suddenly) I highly recommend this fun read and I'm grabbing the next book and not waiting to borrow it. Free to Borrow with Amazon Prime or $3.99 on Kindle.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Chosen, by Barbara Ellen Brink

This is the first book in the Amish Bloodsuckers series and I totally inhaled this book. I haven't done that in a while so it was a pleasant surprise. Jael is a teenage girl who would love to be normal but doesn't have a chance. The reason: She's destined to be a vampire slayer and save her family from the grips of a vampire coven controlling her parents' Amish community. That's a lot for a 15-year-old to take in, but she's up to the challenge. This book is FREE right now so go get it, like right now!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Book Sale

Clean Indie Reads is having a huge sale October 5th - 11th. There are lots of free and 99 cent books (including mine) There are so many that it might take a minute for the page to load. I plan on reading as many as I can and hopefully I can recommend some here if they're really good. Here is the sales link:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tattler's Branch, by Jan Watson

I found this book free on Amazon for a promotion and it looked interesting. I'm really glad I tried it. Other reviewers mentioned that there is a first book in the series called Skip Rock Shallows that is more of a Christian Historical Romance. I think a lot of readers were hoping for more of that style. I really enjoyed this book as is. It fell more into the category of Christian Historical Mystery. The book opens with Armina witnessing a murder and then falling ill before she can tell anyone about it. Everything else works around this important opening event. The book then focuses mainly on Lilly, the town doctor, who finds out she is pregnant while her husband is away working on a coal mine incident. It wasn't as suspenseful as a true mystery, but highly satisfying and entertaining throughout. 9.99 on Kindle

Friday, July 11, 2014

Robin: Lady of Legend by R.M. ArceJaeger

I enjoyed the way the author played with the classic Robin Hood tale. In this version, Robin is actually Robin of Locksley, an 18-year-old girl who finds herself suddenly betrothed to the horrible Sheriff of Nottingham. She runs off disguised as a man, and the rest is history. The book held my attention throughout, but I thought that sometimes Robin got away with making really rash decisions with little consequence. 2.99 for Kindle or Free to borrow. Recommended.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

My Double Life, by Janette Rallison

It's hard to be disappointed with a Janette Rallison novel. They're always entertaining, with super strong female protagonists and funny moments. This one, about a teenage girl who becomes the double for a celebrity was actually a little more serious than Rallison's other novels. There was a lot of confused feelings about being poor, not growing up with a dad, fickle boys and topics like compulsive gambling and trust issues. I loved that Alexia made the connection early on about who her Dad was. I have trust issues with authors who make ditzy main characters. Making rash choices okay, being clueless long past when the reader figures things out, not okay. $2.99 for Amazon Kindle. A recommended read.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Loved Like That, by Julie Wright

This was my January free borrow for Amazon Prime. It is normally 2.99. I really liked this book - I read it quickly, and while predictable, it kept my attention. The interaction between the main characters was fun and the beginning was really original. However, the glaring grammatical errors need to be fixed. Also, I had an a-ha moment after learning that the religious references were stripped out of it to make a more universal version for the e-book. I caught all the leftover religious and cultural references, but they felt out of place. It still feels like its riding the fence between an LDS novel and a clean contemporary romance. Recommended as a quick clean romance read.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

By Heart and Compass, By Danielle Thorne

By Heart and Compass is a sweet romantic adventure. Lacy (sometimes referred to as Goober - a name she detests) is a genealogist with a secret love for pirate history. She discovers a diary that may lead her to a great treasure, if she can work with the distrustful Max Bertrand, a beach bum with a famous family history. Like other reviewers mentioned, it starts out a little slow, but picks up as Lacy jets back and forth between Newton, Georgia and the Caribbean. The book had a great sense of setting and plot, but I did not love the romance so much. I thought Max was dismissive at best, and Lacy invested in him too early. Overall, a fun read, and different than anything I'd read before. $2.99 for the Kindle version. I was given a copy in return for an honest review.

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