Jesus Murphy! This stupid book will plague me forever. If this blog did awards I would give LYWTAC the award for Best Paranormal Romance of the Year…seriously. Once again, Mcatee has reached out to my jaded soul and soothed it with amazing storytelling and relatable characters.
When I got my copy of LYWTAC, I’m not going to lie. My fangirl mode was activated and I was giddy. I was unable to do anything but think about this book. I’m a fan of the Dead Things Series and this prequel has been anticipated for months!! It did not disappoint!
While this is a prequel to Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, it can be read on its own. WARNING: Once you read it, you will want to read the other books in the series…you’ve been warned. (You can also check out my reviews for them here and here)
This book has it all. Snark, a smart heroine, heated encounters, mythology, witches, shifters, fae, reapers, and banshees all come together to create a well-written and addictive novel. The writing is smart and I never lost interest. In fact, I didn’t put it down and read the ENTIRE book in a day and trust me, it’s a big one.
I am happily giving this book 5 out of 5 Stars and I’m going to rock back and forth crazily until my addiction is fed with a third Dead Things novel. I should also note that while the series is YA, this book is Adult Romance, with some smolder but no graphic depictions of intimacy, so I would personally deem it appropriate for older teens. (Disclaimer: My opinion solely, not based on ANY professional recommendations blah blah blah)
I especially loved this book because it’s an origin story of involving everyone’s favorite blended family. I love how the author depicts the struggles of raising a family, sure, it’s a blended supernatural family of orphans and a college-aged alpha wolf trying to raise them, but it works and it’s beautiful. Everyone has a past and everyone makes mistakes, and everyone has to learn how to deal. I can’t say enough about this book, or the series in general. This deserves to go on my shelf as an actual paperback and not just an e-copy.
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The Ultimate Agent by Derek Borne
Get recruited into a world with a mix of secret agents a-la Bond and superheroes and supervillains with enormous world-shattering powers! Get your copy of the action-packed novel The Ultimate Agent today! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N254UQN
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Undertake an adventure of epic, global, and dire proportions.
Agent #524 – Devon Bertrand
Once a normal civilian, Agent Bertrand has been recruited by the Ultimate Agency—a secret organization of the world’s best spies. Now, after undergoing genetic upgrades, he has become a superhuman agent dedicated to fighting against all threats against the nation he now calls home.
Agent #146 – Brett Gallagher
A brilliant scientist, Dr. Gallagher invents and utilizes technologically advanced gadgets and weapons to fight against national security threats like a modern day superhero.
The Target – Maximus Romanov
Employed by a mysterious Russian terrorist group, Romanov is a superhuman operative wreaking havoc in the United States.
Mission Data – Confidential
Join Agent Bertrand and Dr. Gallagher on a mission to stop Romanov from destroying the United States. As Bertrand and Gallagher work to discover why Maximus harbors a deep hatred toward America, they uncover a conspiracy brewing against the Ultimate Agency, and one man will make the ultimate sacrifice.
Derek Borne lives in Paris, Canada (thought it was going to say France, right?) with his wife and moody bearded dragon Ziggy. When he isn’t writing superhero spy novels, he’s selling olive oil and balsamics, belting out Phantom of the Opera, playing guitar, and watching Marvel superhero movies and TV shows, playing hockey, and making movie references daily.
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I really love Mail Order Bride Historical Romances, they hold a special place in my heart because they were the first romances I ever read as a kid. Now whenever I get my chubby paws on one, I do a happy dance and usually read it within a day. That’s what I did with this one. I’m pretty sure I finished it in under 2 hours!
Abigail McKinnie is no shrinking violet and doesn’t back down from a fight. She’s feisty and resilient and one heck of a loyal sister. The writing was good, but the pacing was a bit skewed. I really enjoyed reading this one, which is a feat because I’ve become quite jaded on this genre and haven’t picked up as many new reads as I normally do. Knight has given me a breath of fresh air and renewed my love of Mail Order Bride Sweet Romances! Luckily for me, Abigail has a bunch of sisters so I can look forward to more books in the future!
This book is a Sweet and Clean Historical Romance, which means it has no explicit or graphic content. There is some violence but again, nothing graphic.
This is a Bibliogal first! I have never “OFFICIALLY” reviewed this type of book before! I am an avid reader of memoirs, self-help, and spiritually driven books. A friend of mine knew this and sent me a surprise in the mail…an autographed copy of Between Two Worlds! (I have to disclose that I am a fan of Henry’s reality show Hollywood Medium on E!) I cracked open this book with enthusiasm and excitement and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s part memoir and part self -help, (and we all know I can use all the self-help a book can throw at me).
The book starts with a very quick recap of Henry’s early childhood and his first “experience”, the premonition of the death of his beloved grandmother. The book takes a chronological journey from there, recounting how he honed his abilities as a medium and how he got his big break at such an early age. Midway through, Henry talks about how he focuses and the methods he uses to keep his gift sharp. He also talks about how he struggled to gain acceptance from his conservative father about his abilities, which is also a wonderful story.
I really enjoyed this book. Henry’s writing comes across just as he does on his show: calm and steady. I personally read it with light-heartedness and in the interest of learning something new. While I read a ton of paranormal subject matter, it’s usually in a fictional setting. I’m not here to debate whether mediums are real or hokum, I’m reviewing the book as a fan of the show and as someone who has experienced a few things that I can’t explain. I found that reading something Paranormal in the context of real life situations is quite fascinating and this book awoke me to a new genre of reading. It also inspired further research for my own Urban Fantasy novel in progress! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys paranormal accountings, memoirs, uplifting reads, or fans of Henry’s in general. I’m giving it a 5 out of 5 Stars. The content was clear and easy to follow. There is no graphic or explicit material which means it’s safe for my YA readers and fans of clean reads. Most importantly, it left me optimistic and happy, something that doesn’t happen often. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!
I am very thankful to my friend Derric for being so thoughtful in sending me a copy! ❤
Between Two Worlds is available on Amazon and major retailers.
Twenty-two-year-old alpha wolf, Isa McGowan, is busy. While most people her age are finishing college and starting their careers, Isa’s raising four pre-teens and running a restaurant. She doesn’t have time for dating, and she especially doesn’t have time for the lunatic standing on her porch, claiming to be her fiancé . . . no matter how pretty he is.
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Carmen Kennedy is a spoiled brat from Beverly Hills with a chip on her shoulder and a cocaine addiction to match. Using drugs to suppress reality, her life is more than she can stomach most days. All she wants is to disappear, and on one fateful night, her wish is granted.
There is a world that exists just beyond the fabric of our own. When Carmen is dragged there against her will, her hopelessness seems to disappear, replaced by a determination to survive. The Keeper of Crows is charged with guarding Carmen, but is safety a possibility in a world so desolate? Can love blossom when danger lies in wait? Together, they fight like hell, seeming to lose more ground than they gain with each battle against the dark enemy threatening to tear them apart. Can love keep her safe? Can it give her the strength she needs?
When the lines between life and death, reality and dream become blurred, who will save the souls trapped in the spaces between Heaven and Hell? Who will save Carmen’s only love, The Keeper of Crows?
Keeper of Crows is a new paranormal romance duology from the author of The Frenzy Series. The book does contain adult material such as profanity, illicit drug use and sexual situations.
Keeper of Crows is a dark and gritty Paranormal Romance by Casey L. Bond. Her main character has a chip on her shoulder that may be more accurately described as the Grand Canyon. She’s hard to like, but eventually, you get there. Carmen goes through an epic journey that leads her to do some soul searching (literally haha) and Michael is the paranormal guy who helps guide her through it. But he’s not just ANY hot paranormal guy…he’s the Keeper of Crows
So this book is unlike any PNR that I’ve read. The heroine is a spoiled rich girl who ends up in a bad way (okay that’s kind of like some stuff I’ve read before 😉 ). Carmen finds herself on a journey through both our world and the Other Side and she has to grow up quick. I really enjoyed reading this book and I’m eager to see how the story plays out. I was surprised with how much I ended up rooting for Carmen and Michael towards the end. The writing is phenomenal and the situations are very real in some circumstances. It also deals with some heavy subject matter (if you look deeper into the text). I would recommend this book to just about everyone! It’s YA PNR, but it has some dark moments, drug use, and sex scenes, so reader beware; probably not recommended for middle graders. I’m giving it a
Carmen finds herself on a journey through both our world and the Other Side and she has to grow up quick. I really enjoyed reading this book and I’m eager to see how the story plays out. I was surprised with how much I ended up rooting for Carmen and Michael (The Keeper of Crows) towards the end. The writing is phenomenal and the situations are very real in some circumstances. It also deals with some heavy subject matter like human trafficking, drug addiction, depression, suicide, and emotional abuse (that’s what I took from it, you may see something different). I would recommend this book to just about everyone! It’s YA PNR, but it has some dark moments, drug use, and sex scenes, so reader beware; probably not recommended for middle graders. I’m giving it a 5 out of 5 Stars and keeping it in my “permanent” folder for future rereads.
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