Standing on His Own (New Beginnings Book 2) by Trish Edmisten – #NewAdult&CollegeRomance, #MilitaryRomance

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#romanceauthor #contemporary romance #romancewriter #newadultromance
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When his best friend decided to join the Army after high school graduation, there was no question Joel would join too. Best friends since kindergarten, the two of them did everything together, and this was no different. A routine mission changed their lives forever. Slade ended up paralyzed while Joel lost his leg. Joel never expected to live with one leg, but he wasn’t going to let it break him. Like he did with everything else, he adapted, and he accepted that he was never going to find love. Women might want to sleep with a war hero, but they sure as hell don’t want to live with and take care of one. That theory proves true until Courtney comes along. Beautiful, independent Courtney with her wicked sense of humor is the perfect woman for Joel. All he has to do is trust her enough to accept that he doesn’t have to stand on his own anymore.
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Viv Drewa

Edmisten has a wonderful gift!

I love how Trish Edmisten brings her characters to life and puts them in realistic situations. This is the second book I’ve read by her.
Joel is self-conscience about his missing leg, but his best friend, Slade, is paralyzed and will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. They joke and tease each other but when the PTSD hits they’re there for each other.
Then Joel meets Courtney and finds he’s falling in love but has his reservations.
I couldn’t put this marvelous book down!
I highly recommend Standing on His Own!

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Viral Dawn: (Viral Series Book 1) by Skyler Rankin – #ParanormalSuspense, #DystopianScienceFiction, #PostApocalypticScienceFiction

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What if your world changed in a split second, destroying everything you thought you knew and thrusting you into a world where your very survival depends on every move you make, every decision, and every step you take? Every. Move. Matters.
An explosion at the army depot unleashes a deadly cloud carrying a genetically engineered virus that turns people into flesh-eating zombies. High school senior, Casey Williams has taken refuge at the school with friends and others who managed to survive the blast and ensuing viral outbreak. They’re safe. For now. But supplies are running short, and tempers are running shorter as Casey realizes the time is coming they will need to get out. She is determined to lead her friends to safety only to discover that she’s led them into even greater danger. Determined to save her friends, she fights the living and the undead in her quest to survive.
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Daniel Fife

A zombie novel YA readers can sink their teeth into!!!

Author, Ann Logsdon, has truly created a good read in the short novel, Viral Dawn. Although nothing new has been introduced into the zombie mythos, Ms. Logsdon has succeeded in merging just about every traditional zombie aspect that I have encountered, either through literature or film. However, this fact does not take away from the reading experience but instead enhances it. The main character, Casey, is a strong female lead, supported by a well-developed cast of characters. Casey finds herself thrust into a world of flesh-eating zombies that tend to only come out at night. However, there are a few subtle hints in the story that there is simply more to them than that. Perhaps they are evolving? If you wish to know more, I suggest you read the book.

The work is well written and flows at a nice pace, with a few slow parts that seem to coincide with what Casey is experiencing and feeling. I would have liked a little more action in the story, but it is enough to get you through, connected with bouts of drama and intelligent dialogue. For a zombie novel, the blood and gore are kept to a tasteful level, just right.

The end of the story leaves the reader with a heavy cliff hanger, keeping you wanting more. I would most definitely be interested in experiencing more of the world in which Viral Dawn takes place and would recommend this book to the average young adult reader and older audiences.

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Retained (The Irrevocable Series Book 2) by Samantha Jacobey – #RomanticSuspense, #PostApocalypticScienceFiction

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#EndoftheWorld #thriller #suspense #SweetRomance #SamJac
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Bailey Dewitt is on a crash course with Armageddon. Orphaned, she and her young brothers find themselves living with their renegade uncle. Part of a group of survivalists, she is terrified to discover they are preparing for the end of the world! Could they be right – is mankind headed for a global disaster of his own making? While Bailey struggles with that question and what she should do about it, Caleb, a man from the group, becomes her dearest friend and the one person she can trust to love and protect her. When things spiral out of control, will their bond be enough to save the entire community, or will rival forces strip away all that they have worked for at the time they need it most…
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Links Girl

Love Love Love

Bailey’s life is continuing to spiral she has questions on what really caused her parents death. Will she get the answers she is looking for? Will her and Calebs friendship progress into more!
If your looking for action and suspense this is the series for you!

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER -Winter: Book VII of the PlayNISE Series by Ryanne Anthony

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Winter Bennett-Mathey experienced marriage at 18, motherhood at 20, a partnership in a successful beauty shop at 26, and at 44, she had three adult children who were all off in the world becoming responsible adults.
Winter discovers she’s showing signs of aging. Mortified, Winter decides to change her life habits, and includes her husband in the new routines.
William Mathey chose a different path for his mid-life crisis; in the process, he manages to sever his almost thirty-year marriage.
Devastated, Winter makes more changes. After the loss of a loved one, William notices his ex-wife was not as her body was showing him, and decides he needs to get his ex back but does Winter feel the same, especially with others expressing wants and needs of the woman he abandoned?
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Warriors of the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series, Book #4) by Pamela Ackerson – #WesternScienceFiction, #ContemporaryWesternFiction, #TimeTravelScienceFiction

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#ASMSG, #iartg, #bookboost, #bynr
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Readers will find themselves gripping the pages of their books in anticipation of what comes next.

In this timeless, richly embroidered journey, return to the extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful, historical battle that comes alive with heart-pounding accuracy in the Wilderness series, book 4, Warriors of the Wilderness.
Sixteen years ago, Matthew Standing Deer’s father was killed in the Little Big Horn battle. He has returned to the past, to the Lakota, to visit with family and friends. All was going well until Matthew arrived at the reservation and all hell broke loose. Death and darkness surround him and the Lakota. Will Matthew survive the tragedy of Wounded Knee; only to watch the end of an era for the home of the braves?
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Super Fantastic!

My heart bleeds for the Indians! I wish I had lived in the time period when there were peaceful tribes and the white man stayed in their own back yard.

It shames me to be white, although I’m also Irish, German, and a tad of Indian. My husband is part Cherokee, he looks Indian. It is a horrible thing what the white men did, greed, and ignorance along with prejudices and thinking they were better than anyone else is what caused all the hatred and Indian wars.

I love these stories and can hardly wait for the fifth book! Please, Pamela when will it be out? Wonderful job with this series!

Starr
RubySlippers

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Ending in V by Michael Bussa – #DarkHumor

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A dark and humorous, albeit, twisted story of two opposites on their sixth anniversary. They should never have married. Violet is submerged in fantasy and denial. She is blindly in love with Gideon who cannot bear to breathe in the same room with her. She manages her day in the ignorance of bliss, an element of the marriage that only she knows. Gideon is in torment every moment of each passing day. He finally realizes that it must end if he is to be free to search for his own happiness. What will he do?
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Viv Drewa

Dark and funny!

As I read “Ending in V” I pictured two actors in a Hitchcock fashion TV show. It was fantastic!
I felt Gideon was justified in what he planned even though I do not know why he actually felt that way. Bussa’s writing did not need it! He expertly showed the anger Gideon had, and that was enough.
I highly recommend this fascinating short story!

Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal by Marta Moran Bishop – #CraftsHobbies&Home, #HorseCare

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Winnie Award Winner at the Equus Film Festival. Best Equine Rescue book.
Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal is the story of one little foals fight for survival after being taken from his mother within hours of his birth. Dinky, takes us on a poignant trip through the heart and mind of an animal, who was born for the sole purpose of producing milk in the mare. In the elite world of horses, Dinky was considered a by-product, a ‘junk foal.’
Dinky’s story will resonate with animal lovers, as well as anyone who has adopted. Although a horse, his story has been called an adoption story. The reader can follow him through the heartbreak, cruelty, loneliness, and finally to happiness in his forever home. His story is based on true events. Each event from the moment the author met Dinky actually happened, though it is the author’s interpretation of what he might have been thinking and feeling during the occasions described in his story. His early life which is unknown has been fictionalized by the author and constructed through research and imagination.
There are many wonderful animal rescue leagues, many are very empathic to these young animals, though some are not. Since Ms. Bishop has no knowledge of Dinky’s early days, she used the latter to enhance the strength of his story.
It will break your heart, open your eyes, lift you up, and teach you much about horses. It is suitable for all ages.
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Laura J. Schultz

A Poignant Book For All Ages

Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal is a memoir told from the first person’s POV (point of view). What makes this memoir unlike any other is that the first person (narrator) is Dinky, a foal whose life begins as a seemingly insurmountable struggle. He survives mistreatment and continued disappointments during his early life.

He longs for the time he spent with his mother who adored him. But he was so young when he was taken from her, that he was confused and lonely. Additionally, he hadn’t learned all the lessons of life that would help him in the coming years. However, in their short time together mom infused her love into Dinky’s heart and mind while reassuring him that he was smarter than most horses and would grow up to be strong. Dinky’s strength would be tested throughout his young life particularly in the areas of learning the ways of a herd and to be able to trust people again.

Luckily for Dinky, a delightful couple named Ken and Marta recognized his beauty..inside and out, adopted him and taught him what it felt like to be nurtured and loved. As Dinky stated, “They even learned how to speak horse.” Dinky is both a story of loss as well as a lesson on the power of love to heal.

It is rare that an author can write in the first person and make it feel totally authentic. Author Marta Moran Bishop masters this task brilliantly. A reader of any age who loves and respects animals of all kinds will be deeply touched by this book.

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