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Katie LeClair has finally settled down as the new doctor in Baxter, MI. After years of moving, schooling, and training, she wants nothing more than to find a place she can call home, and a small town outside of Ann Arbor seemed perfect.
Katie quickly gets to work in building a life for herself in Baxter, and beyond reviving her love life, she also finds a pair of business partners in a team of father and son family practitioners. But that idyllic dream is immediately shattered when one of her patients is found dead. That wouldn’t be the worst thing, except the death is ruled a suicide, and as evidence has it, the suicide was a result of the medication Katie had prescribed. But she doesn’t remember writing it.
When a closer investigation reveals it was murder, Katie is catapulted into an off-the-books investigation that leads her down a dark path of past secrets. But someone is willing to kill to keep part of the town’s history in the shadows, and Katie must race to find out who before it’s too late in nationally bestselling author Dawn Eastman’s riveting series debut Unnatural Causes.
I give this book 4 out of 5 Suspenseful Stars! I really enjoyed this story and was completely engrossed by the suspense of this story. The story wasn’t too suspenseful but not too cozy either, it was mostly just right. I really enjoyed Katie’s character and the complexity of her relationship with her brother. I found Katie likable and relatable which was fantastic. The reason I am not giving this book 5 stars is because I wish their was some more tension in the story at some points. It’s kind of hard to explain, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this suspenseful novel. The plot was very intriguing and solid. I thought this was a great start to an enthralling series and I am looking forward to the future books in this series!
I hope everyone has a lovely day! Xoxo😗🤗💖📚
I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and EverAfter Romance for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.
Publication Date: 10/31/2017(Today!)
Synopsis: Riley Smith is not your average 17 year old high school senior. She has what some may call a gift and others may call a curse. Riley sees dead people. Since Riley’s father is the town’s mortician the dead seem to follow him home to Riley, where Riley helps them with whatever they need to cross over. Dealing with a new town, new school, her dad’s alcoholism, missing her dead mom and two new troubled spirits that entered her life, Riley feels like she’s losing it.
The two new dead people in her life are different than the others that she has encountered. Hayden is a beautiful guy and is the same age as Riley. He also has abilities that other ghosts don’t have such as; Riley can kind of feel Hayden’s touch and he’s not listed in the obituaries. Abby is a very tormented soul. Some days Abby is dressed up nice because of Riley’s dad, others she looks beat up and suffering. Riley also has the ability to feel the spirit’s emotions and she realizes Abby’s death was more tragic than a mere accident!
Hayden vows to help Riley find out what happened to Abby. The only problem is the increasing feelings that bubble up between the two. Riley knows she shouldn’t fall in love with a ghost but Hayden’s soul is so beautiful and kind.
While facing all her obstacles, Riley meets strong willed classmate Kelsey. The two girls share grief and other issues and become instant best friends. The two girls battle high school drama, boys and hard emotions.
Will Riley be able to help Hayden and Abby cross over? Will Riley be able to discover what really happened to Abby? Will Riley be able to let Hayden go and set him free and vice versa? Will Kelsey and Riley be able to cope with life and deep rooted issues? Read this YA Paranormal book to find out!
Review: OMG! I loved this book! One Foot in the Grave made me smile, laugh, made the hairs on my neck stick up, and warmed my heart. I loved the characters in this book! Riley was a down to earth girl and knew she has flaws but loves others intensely. Riley is such a compassionate person. Kelsey was strong willed and loving. Hayden was another fantastic character and made me wish he was alive as well! He was so open minded, compassionate and just wanted the best for Riley even if that meant setting Riley free!💖 The reason I am not giving this book 5 stars is because the ending. The ending left me with a cliffhanger and I admit, I can be impatient! At times, the story felt like there was a tad too much going on but overall still was a smooth and well rounded story. This title was perfect for the holiday! I highly recommend this title and can’t wait until the next one is released!!!
I want to thank NetGalley and Midnight Ink for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.
Synopsis: Callie makes an overdue visit to see her aunt Mel at Keepsake Cove. Callie is considering breaking up with her toxic boyfriend Hank and needed to see her Aunt. When Callie arrives in Keepsake Cove, the two women reminisce and bond over all the good times. Aunt Mel shows Callie her Grandpa Reed’s music box that has been in the family for years. She tells Callie that she will inherit the music box if anything ever happens to her. After a goodnight of bonding and catching up the two ladies head to bed. When Callie wakes in the morning she realizes Aunt Mel is nowhere to be found. She knows it’s out of character for her to leave without notice. Callie checks The House of Melody which is her Aunt Mel’s business that is right next to her cottage.
Callie is stunned and heartbroken by what she finds, Aunt Mel laying dead on the store’s floor! The police rule the death as an accident but it doesn’t sit well with Callie. Callie busies herself and goes to Aunt Mel’s funeral and meets with the lawyer afterwards thinking she will be getting the music box. Callie is shocked to learn she inherrited Aunt Mel’s business, cottage and even her cat Jagger.
Callie decides to start over and keep the business and end her long-term toxic relationship. She still feels something is not right with her healthy Aunt Mel’s sudden death and strange things are happening in Keepsake Cove. Will she be able to start a new life? Will Callie be able to discover what really happened to her Aunt Mel? I suggest read A Fatal Collection to find out!
Review: This cozy mystery recieves 4.5 out of 5 cozy stars! I feel this book was a great way to unwind and was nice and cozy! Fatal Collection had likeable characters and was full of small town joy. I really enjoyed how the different stores had names related to their collectible products. The only reason I’m not giving this mystery 5 stars is that I figured out the mystery pretty much right away but it didn’t change how enjoyable this book was. There was even a touch of paranormal activity in this cozy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend!
This awesome author reached out to me today regarding a local event he is a guest at in Charleston, SC and will be signing books. Which is close to me! Woot! This event will be held at the AtomaCon convention. You can see the info @ atomacon.org for the event. This event is ran by Janet Millwater Lannantuono and there is so many awesome volunteers that are helping out! Kyle is a very kind author and this is his first novel! How exciting! He also has 2 more novels on the way and is currently wrapping up with editing a YA paranormal suspense novel. He is highly reviewed on Goodreads which you can check out and get a summary @ Check out this book on Goodreads: Birthrights (Revisions to the Truth, #1) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31922257-birthrights
Posted above is his website, Facebook and Twitter information where you can check his work out and contact if you have any questions. I hope I can attend this great Sci-fi and fantasy event with different companies and guests! Kyle was also very kind by sending me a copy of his book so I will be reviewing his debut novel as soon as possible! I am excited for this opporrunity!
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and Happy Reading!
I want to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.
Title: The Secret Mother
Author: Shalini Boland
Publication Date: 11/9/2017
Page Count: 241 Pages
Synopsis: Tessa is a seperated and grieving mother. After the deaths of her two children and her seperation she focuses on work to cope with her grief. After Tessa gets home from work she comes home to a little boy in her kitchen. The little boy is just sitting there coloring and asks “Are you my Mummy?”
Feeling overwhelmed with the grief of her children and this unknown child in her house, she calls her husband Scott. Even though they are seperated he agrees to come over and see what is going on. Tessa is flooded with emotions but after Scott arives and calls the police things get worse.
Even though Tessa reported the incident to the police and is cleared, everyone seems to believe because she is a grieving mother that she abuducted the child. The reporters stalk her house and work. She feels like she’s going mad. All these emotions and all these things turned on her is making her emotions go into overdrive. When Tessa finds out that she may be connected to this child’s father, she must find out what’s going on. Why was this child left in her home and calling her Mummy? Is Tessa just a delusional and grieving mother? Did she abduct the child? Will anyone take her serious? Read Secret Mother to find out!
Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 suspenful stars! Wow, I was on the edge of my seat with the suspense from this book. I felt Tessa’s emotions and my heart rate quickened as I read through this enthralling thriller. This has to be one of the most suspenseful books I have ever read! I felt the hairs on the back of my neck go up and my heart raced a mile a minute. If you are searching for a great suspense I recommend The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland!
I want to thank NetGalley and Montlake Romance for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Title:Twisted Truth(Rogue Justice #1)
Author: Melinda Leigh
Page Count: 110 pages
Synopsis: Detective Seth Harding is brought to a familiar scene of a double homicide. Shockingly, he finds a terrified little boy chained in the basement. Seth knows that something very sinister is afoot but the child refuses to speak and divulge any information. Seth has to reach out to social services. Seth calls the one and only social worker he knows he can trust with the terrified child. He calls his wife Carly even though she is still recovering from her own trauma. Carly and Seth both agree the only way to keep the traumatized child safe is to take him back to their farmhouse. Unfortunately when they go home, the danger follows them. Will the little boy be able to cope and open up? Can Carly cope with her trauma and save this child? Can Seth keep this child safe? Read Twisted Truth by Melinda Leigh to find out!
Review: I give this awesome novella 5 out of 5 stars! I was so intrigued with this book that I read it in one sitting. This book was filled with suspense and I really enjoyed the characters. Even though this was a novella I felt this novel was just right and what I was craving! Sometimes we need a hit it and quit it type of read and this is one that is highly recommended!
I want to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Title:Don’t Tell A Soul(Detectives Kane and Alton Book #1)
Page Count: 277 Pages
Publication Date: 10/30/2017
Synopsis: David Kane just arrived in to start his new job on the force when he sees a car wrecked on the side of the road. He rushes to help the woman that is stuck in the car and surprisingly she pulls a gun out on him because of a misunderstanding. Then the two realize that she is Sheriff Jenna Alton, the deputy’s new boss! They both find themselves in this small town running from their past and hiding from their secrets. They busy themselves in new cases. There is two missing person’s cases and a murder that turned up in this small town. With these two different people and these new acts of violence it feels that there is more that connects these two mysterious officials together. Are Kane and Alton able to escape from their scary past that led them to this small town? Are these crimes related? Is this the work of sadistic serial killer? Read Don’t Tell A Soul by D.K. Hood to find out!
Review: From the beginning this book was intense! I give this book 4 out of 5 stars! I was on the edge of my seat! I was up late turning pages and made sure to keep the lights on! I really enjoyed the main characters in this story! The only thing I didn’t like that I felt Jenna would be more of a strong woman and that is the impression I got in the beginning but it seemed her character shifted a bit. This was still a gripping tale nonetheless and I highly recommend this psychological suspense to anyone who is looking for a great crime fictional read! I think this duo and book was very fun and intense. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for Kane and Alton!
Search for Maylee is my favorite book. Its not only filled with romance, suspense and action, its written by an awesome lady! Check her out @ http://www.didioviatt.wordpress.com
You won’t be disappointed with this great read! I gobbled it up within a day!
Search For Maylee https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074TM3JVB/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_CgR1zbHPT18C7
The Suspenseful Collection was made of eight short stories. The two authors who created this suspenseful book are fellow bloggers and do amazing collaborations together! What’s even more awesome is these two ladies created these suspenseful short stories without any disscusion and/or preplanning, one author starts the story and the other author finishes! I loved this concept and loved how they created these page turners on the opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This book has a story for whatever genre you are craving. The Suspenseful Collection brings you variety and page turning suspense!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! With this book I couldn’t even tell there were two different authors writing each story. The erotica in this story had me like”Lawsy me.. Yummy” I liked that it was more on the kinky side and enjoyed the girl on girl action. These stories took me on a great ride; it warmed my heart, took me on adventures, made the hairs stick up on the back of neck, was so intense it seemed like it was written with a razor, had me in complete utter shock and had me craving MORE! I can’t wait to read more of the authors’ work. In fact I downloaded them all on my kindle already! I recommend this book to anyone. Thanks Didi and Kim for the ride of a lifetime!
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Kim and I have a lot to celebrate, so we decided to mark down the price to our short story collection so that our readers can celebrate with us!! Between the up and coming release of my new novel Search For Maylee, Kim’s nomination for best romance of 2017 for A Stranger In France, and […]
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