Book Review: Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar


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Big Thanks to Shalini @ Digital Reads Blog Tours for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Shalini has been super helpful with helping me set up this tour since I have been having technical and unexpected health problems! I appreciate you girl! I want to apologize to the author and Shalini for my Tour being late. I had an unexpected major health concern arise. Thanks so much for your understanding and professionalism, Shalini! All views and opinions of sorts on this book are my own. Hope everyone has a great weekend! All of my reviews are posted also on touchmyspinebookreviews.tumblr.com, Amazon, Twitter and LinkedIn @ minimum.

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On a drizzly August morning, the inhabitants of the hill town of Sanover, Himachal Pradesh, wake up to the shocking news of the murder of the exquisite, secretive, malicious, and thoroughly immoral Devika Singh.

As Superintendent of Police Vishwanath Sharma begins to sift through the hidden secrets of Devika Singh’s life, it becomes evident that everyone who knew her seems to have a clear-cut motive for killing her.

Faced with the investigation of a crime that appears to have as many suspects as there are motives, Vishwanath Sharma probes the sinister web spun around a tangle of lies and deception.

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Praise for Tied to Deceit:

“A remarkable whodunit that’s as sharp as it is concise.

Brar enhances her taut murder mystery with an engaging setting that effectively incorporates the local culture. The smart, believable denouement will have readers looking forward to Brar’s next endeavor.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A literary mystery saga that includes far more depth and psychological and cultural insights than your typical murder mystery’s scenario.”

-D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review


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A SHORT EXCERPT FROM TIED TO DECEIT:

Dr. Rajinder Bhardwaj, the owner and the head physician at Lifeline Hospital, Sanover, had showered after his brisk morning walk and joined his wife for an early morning tea. Gayatri Bhardwaj sat with her second cup of ginger tea on her favourite old, worn, woven chair on the verandah which overlooked their front garden: a tapestry of blooming carnations, marigolds, roses, and chrysanthemums. She longed for a clear, bright day and the dazzling blue sky of summer.

It was her favourite spot to sit in the mornings; a place from where she could witness the brilliant dawn streaking half of the sky coral; raindrops soaking everything wet during the monsoon; specks of silvery snow falling from the sky during winter. She could take in everything from the serene mountain peaks and the forest to their house—its roof, windowpanes, and the pebbled driveway that snaked its way criss-cross toward the outside big iron gate. She would sit there until Dr. Bhardwaj joined her after his daily ritual of a brisk morning walk.

They had done this for years despite the changing seasons and the changing equation of their marital relationship. They had spent endless mornings of their initial married years there, when their hearts were still giddy with the feeling of young love, and they would talk about everything and nothing. She’d been a bride at barely twenty, young and naive. He’d been ten years her senior, already on the way to

establishing himself as a successful physician, the younger son of a landlord aristocratic family with old wealth. He had swept her off her feet then, and was all charm and charisma but then the magic slowly diminished and finally died due to his secret betrayals over time. Thousands of little resentments had replaced the early warmth. But their hearts, although heavy with bitterness and anger at the failed expectations, had gotten used to the solace of each other’s company that often comes with years of living together, and they never stopped performing this morning ritual of their married life.

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I loved this book and was surprised to read that this was a debut from the author. I am so thankful that my friend Shalini shared and recommended this book to me because she was right, it was quite the thriller! When reading this novel at certain points I wasn’t sure who was doing what and I have been pretty good with reading mysteries lately and figuring it all out ahead of time. For me, this novel was a great page turner and I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good whodunit!

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About the Author (1)

Neena H. Brar lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, two children, a highly energetic German Shepherd, and a lifetime collection of her favorite books.

A hermit at heart, she’s a permissive mother, a reluctant housekeeper, a superb cook, and a hard-core reader.

Tied to Deceit is her debut novel.

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*Book Trailer Spotlight: The Scented Bones(The Svabondina Case Files #1) by Angelina Kerner*



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The Scented Bones: The Svabodina Case Files (The Svabodina Case Files Book 1)

Genre: Paranormal Crime/ Mafia

Expected Publication Date: September 28, 2018

Publisher: KDP Select

Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.

She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves—or the consequences.

When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?

Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?

“A magical mystery in more than one sense of the word, this beautifully woven tale will charm you more than an ethereal fae.” – Liliyana Shadowlyn, The Faerie Review

 “This book is what happens when you mix crime stories with the supernatural. And, the result is spectacular.” -Dylon Crone, beta reader

 “This story combines the paranormal, the mafia, and good old detective work – a fun read!” – Sycamore, beta reader



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ANGELINA KERNER is a self-published author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.

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When there’s more than secrets buried, where do you start digging?

When Brooke Adams is found battered, bleeding, and barely conscious, the police are at a loss as to who her attacker is or why she was targeted.

Then, PI Rod Morgan turns up convinced that Brooke’s attack is the latest in a string of unsolved disappearances dating back twenty-five years.

The police, however, aren’t convinced, so Brooke and Rod must investigate the cases themselves.

As secrets from the past start unravelling, will they find Brooke’s attacker before he strikes again, or is that one secret that will stay buried forever?

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About Roger Bray

– I have always loved writing; putting words onto a page and bringing characters to life. I can almost feel myself becoming immersed into their lives, living with their fears and triumphs. Thus, my writing process becomes an endless series of questions. What would she or he do, how would they react, is this in keeping with their character? Strange as it sounds, I don’t like leaving characters in cliffhanging situations without giving them an ending, whichever way it develops.

My life to date is what compels me to seek a just outcome, the good will overcome and the bad will be punished. More though, I tend to see my characters as everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, but in which we may all find our selves if the planets align wrongly or for whatever reason you might consider.

Of course, most novels are autobiographical in some way. You must draw on your own experiences of life and from events you have experienced to get the inspiration. My life has been an endless adventure. Serving in the Navy, fighting in wars, serving as a Police officer and the experiences each one of those have brought have all drawn me to this point, but it was a downside to my police service that was the catalyst for my writing.

Medically retired after being seriously injured while protecting a woman in a domestic violence situation I then experienced the other side of life. Depression and rejection. Giving truth to the oft said saying that when one door closes another opens I pulled myself up and enrolled in college gaining bachelor and master degrees, for my own development rather than any professional need. The process of learning, of getting words down onto the page again relit my passion for writing in a way that I hadn’t felt since high school.

So here we are, two books published and another on track.

Where it will take me I have no idea but I am going to enjoy getting there and if my writing can bring some small pleasure into people’s lives along the way, then I consider that I will have succeeded in life.

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I love the sound of this book!!!!😀 What do you guys think!? Happy Friday!

 

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Book Review: Set the Night on Fire


 

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I would like to thank the publisher and NetGalley providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I am so glad that I can be a part of this book blogging community and all views are my own!

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So sorry that this was another review that was deleted! Unfortunately, with having technical and life difficulties so I have a bit to catch up on! So sorry about crowding your newsfeed!

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Cottonbloom is the perfect place for starting over, finding your way back home—and falling head over heels. . .From award winning author Laura Trentham comes Set the Night on Fire: A Cottonbloom Novel.

Ella Boudreaux has a lot to prove to her family, friends, and foes—and to herself. So when her marriage ends she decides to invest her energy and money into a place that brings back some of Ella’s happiest memories: the Abbott brothers’ garage. Maybe, if she puts her mind to it, she can teach skeptical, stubborn Mack Abbott how to make the business a true success. Which would be a lot easier if the hunky mechanic didn’t make her motor run quite so fast…and hot.

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Mack was furious when his brother, Ford, sold his share of the business. He’s in no rush to team up with a wealthy divorcée who shows up to the garage in stilettos—and the longest, sexiest legs he’s seen in forever. But Ella’s grit and determination won’t quit…and soon Mack can see that she’s been down a few rough roads herself. Neither Mack nor Ella can deny the fierce attraction that’s revving up between them. Could it be that true love has been in the backseat all along…and they’ve finally found the key?

 

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This was such a great read!😁💖 I love the kind of novel that just makes you smile and you get attached to the characters, welll this was one of them! It was fun and I loved the romance between the duo. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a smile and a little bit of laughter too!😁,

 

 Love ya guys and hope the rest of your weekend is amazing! You guys are the best!!!!💖

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So this number is what popped in my notifications at 11pm?! Like what??? You wait until the last minutes of the dag to congratulate me. Well shit on that.

Well to be honest, it took me some time after registration to even post a post of sorts due to technical problems *sighs* but I got it straight. So to be honest, I am just going to call it a year I have been blogging because I have no idea what day to celebrate and I am going by WordPress’s little note of joy so YAY!!!🎊🎆🤗

I am so glad I started blogging not only because of the joy of books but because honestly I couldn’t have made it through this year without the joy of interacting with you guys. You all are the cheese to my macaroni and this chick has never met more phenomenal people ever!

As I think about on my year of blogging, I have realized that I can open up to this public forum more than a therapist or loved ones and no one ever makes me feel bad for being crazy old me. As a new blogger, I must admit it was exhausting and it took so much time and effort but all of it was worth it. This is the time where I would mention all the people damn, theres so many to name! that stand out and have made a big difference such as Kim, Pete, Carrie, Fraggle(Waffles), sweet Michel, Trang & Lashaan, Stephanie, BiblioNylan, Robbie, Jay, Didi, Kay, Inge, Nina, Jaynie, Sophie, Angelina, Nicole, Kristi, my friends that have more than one of themselves, my friends who write about sexiness, my friends who take such beautiful photos that I am able to travel through their art, my artists friends, my friends with TBRs that will never end but insist on adding books to them and damnit my list could go on forever so please forgive me if you weren’t named. I am sleep deprived, catching up and kicking ass as usual and damn did I ramble the fuck on or what?! But overall I just want to say that blogging was the best decision I ever made.

I love the fucking books. I love you guys even more and damn do I love the blogosphere even though WP has been against me. I will continue to try seven different times to comment on your blog posts!!! Mwhahaha! You guys are the bee’s knees and thank you for help giving me one of the best years of my life. Also cheers to WP 🍻🍻, May you take me out of spam folders, stop judging me, and fix my errors! *Hallelujah*

Why not end this with some laughter?! I hope you guys have a great freakin day. Love y’all in the mouths! Xoxoxo!

Thank you to these bloggers who are part of The #booktrailer #reveal for #thescentedbones @shanannigans81


Check out these other bloggers on Angelina Kerner’s blog tour! What a phenomal list and a great tour to look out for. I have been super excited about this book and can’t wait to review it.❤❤❤ If you are a fellow book enthusiast, I definitely recommend checking out Angelina Kerner’s works! Everything that I have read of hers has been hands down 5 stars! Also Shannanigans from R&R is the best if you are looking for a great place to be a tour host or feature your latest novel!😁📚 So glad to be part of this tour for such a great book and such a great author and fellow bloggers! Woot!!! *happy dances*

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Book Review: Madam Love, Actually by Rich Amooi


I would like to thank Rachel @ Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for providing me with an opportunity to be part of his awesome blog tour. Unfortunately, I was plagued with technical difficulties that kept me from writing my post. I’m very sorry this happened and am appreciative for the copy. All views expressed are my own.


 

Lance Parker is an arrogant know-it-all. As author of the bestselling book Your Soulmate Doesn’t Exist, he says love is for losers. Madam Love is a fortune teller and matchmaker who has brought hundreds of couples together. When the two clash during a radio interview, she admits even someone as irritating and impossible as Lance has a soulmate. He says she’s delirious and a fraud. Then the gauntlet is laid down: Madam Love has two weeks to prove Lance wrong and find him a soulmate. When Lance meets wonderful Emma by chance, he doesn’t know what to think anymore. But Emma has a secret. She’s Madam Love, actually. And it’s going to take a whole lot more than a crystal ball to get her out of this mess.

 

This was a phenomenal romance! When Rachel first sent me an email about this book, I was over the moon. It was a romance novel featuring a fortune teller as the main character! I feel that this novel could have easily been a film as well!😀 The worldbuilding and plot was phenomenal! 

I found myself laughing through The night while reading this one The main characters were great in every way and they went through the plot in the most ideal way possible. There was also so much than what you read at first glance and thought Lance & Emma made a swoon worthy couple. I also loved that the main character is a fortune teller since I do a good bit of fortune telling myself. This novel was truly something magical and I couldn’t recommend it enough!💖

From Great & Popular Reviewers!😀

“A delightful romantic comedy. Easily in my top ten of the year!”
—Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews


“OMG! The funniest and entertaining romantic comedy that I ever read.”
—Books Are My Life

“A delightful and charming story full of laughter and wit with characters you just can’t help but fall in love with.”
—Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews

“Funny as hell.”
—Ana’s Column

“Crazy, fun and, uplifting . . . pure escapism.”
—Ellesea Loves Reading

“The perfect pick-me-up book.”
—The Spoonie Mummy

“I defy people not to read this book and smile, laugh, gasp and swoon.”
—Bernadette Maycock

“This book is filled with so much laughter and love… but warning if you read this in public don’t be surprised if you get strange looks because you’re laughing so hard.”
—Audio Killed the Bookmark

“Rich Amooi has earned a spot alongside my favorite female authors: Kristan Higgins, Kirsty Greenwood, Sally Thorne, and Penny Reid. Bravo! Keep the fun coming, Rich!”
—Sarah Marshall

“A delightful treat.”
—Books and Bindings

“So good I had trouble making myself stop reading to go to sleep.”
—Lisa Loves Literature

“A wonderful, humorous romance that is SO fun!”
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Rich Amooi is a former radio personality who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is
happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. They live in San Diego, California
with their very hairy daughter, a mini goldendoodle puppy. Rich believes in public displays
of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

I know it’s not on current tour but since I wasn’t able to be a part and these really cool bloggers were able to post, I thought they should be recognized in case anyone wanted to know from a different perspective and check out these lovely book-blogs!


Thanks so much for your understanding, Rachel! So sorry about the late review! I appreciate your resources. Lol.


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Thanks so much for checking out my review, lovelies! You guys freakin rock! I have been blog hopping around and getting back into my groove. I haven’t been able to access a few sites and it’s been very frustrating!😵 But Akismet sent me a link so they can try and analyze all my issues more. *Sighs* but it’s not stopping me!!!😀 No matter what I am going to keep blogging because as soon as I signed back on I didn’t realize the relief and all the smiles I had just to have my friends around, my real friends! You guys! Until Next Time! Xoxoxo!


 

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So I want to get back to the old blogging Dani regardless of life’s storms and blog more about shit I love and the literary things we love! I have to admit that if I had the money and was stable these tattoos would be on me!!!😍❤ Swoony, Swoon, Swoon!

So did you like any of these tats or did you love them all like me? Mwhahahah! Even if tattoos aren’t your thing we can appreciate the art at times. Until next time folks! Xoxoxo!

Book Review: Destined by Gail Cleare


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I want to thank the author for providing me an eARC in exchange for an honest reviews. All opinions expressed are my own.

This is the year Emily learns how to deliberately shape the future. She gets the courage to walk away from her safe routine and takes a job at the fabulous curio shop owned by Henry Paradis, an occult scholar. Recognizing her psychic talents as the valuable gifts they are, Henry teaches Emily to accept her magical nature and “look forward.” She chooses the path to light, finds lifelong friends, falls in love with an incredibly sexy man, learns the power of desire and intention, faces her worst fears and is swept toward awakening.

The mystical images of the Tarot’s archetypal trump cards chart the way, 22 sequential steps along the path to success known as “The Fool’s Journey.” Illustrated by images from the Payen Tarot of Marseilles (1713), which is the oldest surviving Tarot deck.

Reviews Quoted from Popular Sources!

“Cleare’s narrative follows Emily, a young woman on a path of self-realization and awakening…The novel is well plotted…offers a little bit of self-help and a little bit of chick lit, packaged together with a positive, make-your-own-destiny message: a pleasant, comforting read.” – Publishers Weekly

“A thoughtful and much recommended novel of tarot. Through the unknown, we can find something magnificent. “Destined” tells the story of Emily, who takes a job at a curio shop and delves into the occult and mystery. A novel of romance and the life of the occult and the tarot, it’s a fascinating break into this culture and the belief in mysticism.” – Midwest Book Review

This book was fantastic! I know you might be thrown off a little by all the Tarot stuff but it’s not all about Tarot. It’s about a girl who goes through a new journey and experiences everything that the Major Arcana of the Tarot can explain. I love how the chapters are titled after the Major Arcana of the Tarot and she surely goes through her share of experiences. There is so much more to the main characters then what first meets the eyes. Sure she works in a bookstore and it has a swoon worthy romance but it also has depth and I was able to finish it within a day. I loved this novel and it was a treat to read and I can’t wait to read the author’s other works. Highly recommended!😁📚❤

Info via her personal website!😍

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Writer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

USA Today bestselling author Gail Cleare has written for magazines, newspapers, Fortune 50 companies and AOL. Her award-winning ad agency represented the creators of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She was the turle Leonardo’s date for the world premier of the second movie, and got to wear a black evening gown and sparkly shoes.

As a fine art and nature photographer, Gail’s work is held in private collections across the US, and she can often be found stalking creatures with a 300 mm lens.

Her first novel, Destined, a novel of the Tarot, won honorable mentions at the New England Book Festival and the Green Book Festival. Her second novel, women’s fiction titled The Taste of Air, will be released by Red Adept Publishing in September, 2016. The unedited manuscript won a gold medal from HarperCollins’ website Authonomy, and was shortlisted for a Somerset Award.

Gail Cleare lives on an historic farm in New England with her family and dogs, cats, chickens, black bears, blue herons, rushing streams and wide, windy skies.

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If anyone ever wants a reading they can hit me up! I have a page on my menu dedicated to Tarot, Lenormand and Oracle and such!😁

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I am so glad I have met so many friends by my humble blog being followed! Love y’all and check a spam folder near you! Hopefully it’s all settled soon!😓 You guys all rock!!!!🤗🕉😘