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Reviews on Hold

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So this isn’t totally true, but it’s close. My Kindle is officially kaput, I’m wearing my back up contacts until I can afford a new pair of glasses and the requests are flooding in and I am having an incredibly difficult time saying no. So many great sounding Indie stories are coming in and I want to help everyone, even though my following is small, it makes me feel good that I’m doing what I can.

So until I can get a new Kindle (or better eye wear, which ever comes first), the reviews will be slow coming and I am going to have to be more selective in what I accept. Please remember that I do not read memoirs, I stay away from strictly religious books (will accept books with religious aspects but are considered paranormal, mystery, etc.) and stay away from self-help books. I’ll send in the correction to The IndieView, but it may take a minute for them to update so I will try you now.

For all peeps I have promised an interview to, I am trying. Please continue to be patient, I cannot thank you enough for sticking with me!

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Author 101: Warnings

I don’t know why I’ve been asked to review so many books lately that contain explicit sexual violence or suicide but I have noticed a pattern with the requests… no warnings! It would be great to provide warnings for people like me who suffer from PTSD/sexual trauma. I know the majority won’t mind reading scenes like that, I don’t when warned. That is why, even if the author does not, I will give a warning on top of my review posts.

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Author 101: Takeovers

This is something I recently posted in our group as we are quickly approaching our series first takeover. Hope it helps! 

We are doing a Founder’s Day event on the Peace page which means TAKEOVERS! Whoop whoop! For new authors a takeover is a way to introduce yourself and your book. We really want everyone to sign up for a slot and pimp yourself out. In a good way… y’all know what I mean! So what can I do during a takeover, you may ask? Great question! I for one, will be creating a Facebook page for Lynn, and she will be doing a Q&A, You can also post funny pictures, ask people to caption them, post your media kit into, talk about what Peace means to you and talk about your Facebook page to draw in new likes/readers! So think about it, and when the sign up sheet gets posted I hope that everyone will sign up (even if you have post ahead of time/schedule the posts). If you need more ideas check out takeovers your invited to get ideas or ask here, we can all help each other. Okay, shutting up now. Hope all the mom’s had a great Mother’s Day!

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Author 101: Reviews

So as I am sitting here feeling like I am being torn into two and waiting for my oldest spawn to get the hell out of the bathroom (sorry, if TMI) I for some reason remembered that I have been meaning to write about review requests and how to help the reader out, if you will.

I, myself, have been writing this type of email a lot lately:

Dear Author,

Thank you for asking me to review your book {insert title here}, however I find myself asking if this is an unedited ARC or something already available to the public instead of being able to focus on the words.

Okay, I’m not that formal, but you get the idea. Currently I AM in the situation above and no matter how much I really want to enjoy this book, I am unable to due to the amount of typos and other grammatical errors that I am encountering. So I will be emailing the author today asking if it is an ARC and if another version is available. If it is the published product (and due to my own review policy) I will not be able to review it. I will give the author my honest opinion and hopefully they will take the time to fix what needs to be fixed and put out a revision. If not… will I tried, right?

And I’m sure there are some readers of this blog that want to cry foul and point out my own grammatical errors. If that is the case, I refer you to an earlier blog post about my condition and how I never promised perfection.

Well, at least, not here. =)

 

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Cover Reveal: Rhapsody in Red by Mila Waters

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Release Date: May 13, 2017
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Calix Mabry had everything a vampire could ever want. A mate, eternal life, and enough money to sustain them for the rest of their lives. But when his beloved is taken from him, he vows to bring her back at any cost.

Enter Vivienne Peltier. Long legs. Deep red hair. She is everything his Sofia wasn’t. He is drawn to her like a moth to a flame.

Torn between his desire to bring Sofia back and his lust for Vivienne, Calix makes a decision that could potentially tear everything and everyone he knows apart.

True love always wins in the end. But at what cost?

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Excerpt:

“Don’t you think it’s time to stop brooding and give this crusade up?”

The voice didn’t startle him. But he was surprised to hear it from the doorway across the room. “What do you want, Quinn?” His voice held no emotion. He wasn’t exactly happy to see her but he wasn’t angry either.

Her footsteps echoed in the large room as she moved closer to him. “I came to see how you are. Can’t a friend stop by to check on another friend without suspicion?”

Calix looked up and sat back in his chair. He was greeted with a plunging neckline that exposed everything from her neck to her navel. She had never been one for modesty. Not even four centuries ago when women weren’t meant to show themselves off.

He raised a brow. “Since when are you my friend, Quinn? I may have turned you but I sure as hell know you only come to me when it suits you.”

The gorgeous redhead laughed, her voice melodic and haunting. “Don’t even start with me. I’ve been there through all of this, Calix. You’re putting yourself through hell and for what? What’s one mortal woman amid the thousands you could choose from?”

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About The Author: An avid reader, single mother, and all around Superwoman, Mila Waters brings her love of creating dark fictional stories to the world. She is fascinated by gothic horror and the paranormal, bringing both elements into her works. Weird, strange, and a geek, she loves research and has no less than 20 works in progress. Stay tuned. She promises a fun, wild, and sexy ride.

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Review: A Problematic Love by Rebecca Rohman

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Eight years after her fiancee was murdered, attorney Megan Kole has fully reconciled two areas of her life: her intelligent son, who never knew his father, and the thriving law practice that is her late father’s legacy. The remainder of Megan’s world stalled in a paralyzing grief that she effectively compartmentalized until a transfer to Seattle brings a handsome, mysterious billionaire into her life.

Daemon Ros has been an outcast since the day he was born. His parents’ lavish but emotionally-vacant lifestyle prompted him to assert his financial independence at a young age. His ailing brother is the only connection he allows to penetrate the vault he has built around his heart, until a devoted mom and her precocious son introduce him to the true meaning of family bonds.

But a chance legal encounter where Megan acts as mediator in a Ros family business dispute leads to far more than either expected. When a shocking truth leads to a love affair between Megan and Daemon that is forbidden in every conceivable way, the barely-restrained chemistry that scorches between them threatens an injunction on everything and everyone they hold dear. As pasts cross, memories threaten, and lies surface in a trial far more deadly than anything inside a courtroom, an arbitration of the heart could prove the only way for them both to make it out alive.

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This story grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Megan Kole is a force to be reckoned with, a smart, capable, independent woman that doesn’t need any man (or anyone for that matter) to take are of her or her son. She proves this time and time again when their lives are threatened after Daemon Ros enters the picture. Daemon is also a force to be reckoned with and when these two collide there is nothing that can stop them from being together. Except for themselves. I enjoyed how Rohman weaved her story together and the unexpected twists she threw in. Although I did feel the one towards the end was unnecessary. Despite that, it was a good, solid read and I definitely recommend it.

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Review: Treason by Viv Doyle

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Lina has two passions in life: playing The Treason Game online and dreaming about Tyler, the avatar of a fellow gamer. A gifted artist, she applies for an internship with a company whose boss, Aron Taylor, helped to make ‘Treason.’ But could Taylor and Tyler possibly be one and the same? At home, Lina is in constant conflict with her religious mother, who believes all video games to be the Work of the Devil. Her best friend, Kit, who works for another games company, is supportive at first. But then Kit finds a new partner, and her friendship with Lina takes second place. At work, the other game developers are helpful and kind, but although Lina finds Aron Taylor very attractive he seems unapproachable. She can’t bring herself to reveal her online identity, much as she longs to do so. Only when the studio team goes to Paris Games Week is everything resolved, but not at all in the way that Lina expected.

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The Treason Game started off slowly and then picked up the pace about a quarter way in. I felt that the author was much more excited about the video game aspects of the book then the actual story telling. I feel that people can relate to what Lina is going through, especially young/new adults that are trying to find their own way in life. I do believe that a sexual warning should be attached to this book as a sex scene turns quite rough and may be a trigger to some. It was a good effort for Doyle’s first book.