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Indentity Thief

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Identity Thief
Author: Milo James Fowler
Published by:  Musa Publishing
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA
Review:


"Identity Thief" by Milo James Fowler was a real scary read for me.  Just knowing
that this 'Identity Thief'  really has a mind of a serial killer....keeping his victims in
the closet...wearing masks to cover up his own incompetence's. It is really creepy
knowing that the face is used but he lives their life as well.

When you think about the "Identity Thief"  is something of a insane person that
gives explanation of why and what he does....being a unhappy adolescence, failed
love, and  car stealing.... using  acid? Wow!

"Identity Thief" was  really a short story of  disgust, dislike,  and terror of this persons'
way of thinking which is alarming. OMG!

Well, I was made to see that credit card stealing  isn't the only thing  about "Identity
Thief"....they way the author …

Romantically Fabulous

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Romantically Fabulous
Author:  Chad Wilde
Published By:  C. W.
Age Recommend:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Raven Rating:  4
Blog Review For: Librarything
Review:

"Romantically Fabulous" by Chad Wilde was a romantic story of gays. The author wrote a cute  forty page  humorous romance novel  of a group of men that were not only just  friends.....they  were ....GAYS.

It seems that Sebastian had been dumped by Ethan earlier and this had upset him greatly so when it came time to go on college reunion ..... Sebastian needed a someone to pose as his boy friend. Now who could do this for him?....well Keith Williams his cosmetic friend from work ...  even volunteered for the job and it was on now.........Meeting up with his friends at the  class reunion........Would you believe that Ethan Patterson had been dumped from his friend(Tate)...(this is the guy Ethan had left Sebastian for)  and now Ethan  wanted Sebastian back...and  how all of t.is turns out you  will simply have to …

MASK OF SHADOWS

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Author:  Erick Burgess
Published By: Astraea Press
Age Recommend:  Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating:  5
Blog Review For:  Great Minds Think Aloud
Review:

"Mask of Shadows" by Erick Burgess was a very intense  suspenseful mystery read.  The setting was from a small Louisiana town .... where there is plenty of jazz, good times  and other elements going on.... like murder.

Feeling good...as a part time private investigator and jazz club owner...Michael Drake in living a good life until all hell seems to break lose and he in involved with  his  best friends(Alex Williams) wifes' (Allison) murder.   It's like being at the wrong place at the wrong time, however, he was truly a friend .... trying to help out a friend had placed  Mike right in the middle of all this mess.... murder. 

Michael also had other responsibilities that involved taking  care of his nephew(Jordan) and then there was his father who was a retired cop that was on his case... of Michaels'…

Fateful Waters

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Fateful Waters
Author:  Jackie Anton
Published By:  J. A.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Reviewed For:  Librarything

Review:

"Fateful Waters" by Jackie Anton was a romantic cowboy story.  The novel is of two best  friends Melinda Potter  and Alexandra(Lexi)Parker  who had gone across country from Ohio to Texas so that Melinda could see her boyfriend(David).

The story is centered about what happens to Melinda and  Lexie as this travel takes off for a stormy
ride.....

Fateful Water in a few words.....
For Melinda... it is heartbreaking for her to really find out about her 'Romeo'....for Lexi....wow....driving in a rain storm.... FATEFUL WATERS....... the cattle in the
 road....her accident that  left  Lexi  wondering ... just who is Mrs. Ross?....the hospital stay...working for Cutter.....back at hometown in Ohio..  Skip....with mom and grandma... a real marriage....Now Mr. and Mrs. Cutter Ross ....... now back in the 'drought-stick…

The Land of Burned Out Fires

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Author: Vella Munn
Published by:  Astraea Press
Age Recommend: 16
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: GMTA
Review:
"The Land of Burned Out Fires" by Vella Munn was very interesting fantasy  short read.  Kayla Stephens who was sixteen  while on a job with modeling group  is found with a Native American 'Morning  Star.'  This person now begs Kayla to please help her get her baby from the ranchers(settlers) who had stolen the child. What did this stone necklace(scared stone from her brother) that she had .... haveto do with all of this? What can Kayla do about this situation?  Kayla was from another time or so it seems.Morning Star introduces Kayla to her grandfather(ChoCho), grandmother
(Walks At Night) and brother...True Hand and everything is explained to her about the Modocs people.  Kayla wanted  her life back like  she had previously had it...but tried to understand the Modocs needing her help.....Kayla felt she was in a  crazy time warp an…

DARK GENESIS

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Author:  A.D. Koboah
Published By:  Berkley
Age Recommend:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Raven Rating:  5
Blog Review For: Librarything

Review:
"Dark Genesis" by A.D. Koboah was indeed a interesting read for me.  I am a African American  and
I am very careful of my reads with any 'slaves' however, the book cover caught my attention and I thought I would see just  what "Dark Genesis" was about.

This novel dealt with the story of Luna who was a beautiful slave with supernatural powers...having the gift of the second site, that had been through so much....taken from her mom, then be served up to two masters (Henry & John) then taken away by Avery (demon).  This was very appealing to see this love affair blossom with Luna and  this demon who had suffered for so long.... but he could read her thoughts...then he leaves and Luna goes and looks for him...and found him  by the lake..was she falling in lovewith Avery... a 'walking aberration.'  Teachi…

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND

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Author:  Ian Ellis
Published By:  Night Publishing, Smashwords Edition
Age Recommend:  Adult
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  4 our of 5
Blog Review For: Librarything
Review:

"Have a Nice Weekend" by Ian Ellis was indeed an interesting
 realistic fiction read  definitely from the male viewpoint.  This
novel is a very emotional excursion and the wows of this marriage
of Will and Abi. Just who was right and or wrong in this union
will have one really why do we left things get to this situation?
In this novel be ready for some humor, and much sadness.

The characters were really off the chart...Mr. Petal..the racist
and then his best friend Andy...who ended up with ? Will who
was generally a lonely person.quirky....had a boring job that
he hated...And then there is Abi... Will's wife....always wanting
more out of life..than Will wanted. He just wants a simple life....
There is a dinner party that was so funny that you will
only have to read "Have a Nice Weekend&quo…

Game of Hearts

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Author:  Kathryn J. Bain
Published By:  Astraea Press
Age Recommend:  Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating:   4
Blog Review For:  Great Minds Think Aloud
Review:

"Game of Hearts" by Kathryn J. Bain was a terrific  romantic novel.  This is a story of a woman named Deborah Zimmerman. and the way she handed  a 'dad beat dad, (ex husband), financial stress,' mean father, and her  dear children.  I think that her friends (Scarlett, Jory, Rebecca) that  Debi played with monthly  'game of hearts' and went to church with  her really   played a positive role in helping her deal with her life especially through prayers and helping her with some of  her needs..... such as clothes, food, and money.


Picking up a cake for Debi's daughters'(Sara) birthday and  falling into Brandon Nash....and running into him while on a run,  then seeing him at church...Debi and Brandon soon became friends and  from that.....now at this point you will have to pick up this go…

Patchwork of Me

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Author: Gregory G Allen
Published By: ASD Publishing
Age Recommend: Adult(Language)
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Reviewed For: GMTA
Review:

I really did enjoy reading "Patchwork of Me" by Gregory G. Allen. It was the story of Sara Butler who was a product of the New Mexico Foster Child Protection Service System. Sara grown up in New Mexico and other places but she never was adopted and now she was having abnormal childhood dreams and a invisible mysterious rash. Now living in Arizona, Sara now 33 years old had tried to receive some help from a therapist, Dr. Pingleton but with her not being honest and open with the doctor it was to no avail. It was after Sara decided to speak with Samara, (palm reader) that she decided to be truthful with Dr. Pingleton and tell him about her dreams that haunted her. As it turn out Sara had to travel from Arizona to Maine for her much needed answers. So, with her friends Matty and Erick they traveled by car to Maine an…

Models and Lovers

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Author: Johnny Ray
Published by: Sir John Publishing
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: Librarything
Review:

"Models and Lovers" by Johnny Ray was a very loveable romance. The author did a wonderful job in bringing this intriguing romance of these two people.... Thomas(Tommy)Conseco and the lovely Balarie Danson together.

Tommy was a big time owner of a top modeling agency from New York.. however, his one rule was that sex with any of his models or employees were not to be for him Never! Balarie is now working for Tommy as a booking agent for especially the male models and is very good at her job.

A business trip comes up for Balarie to go to Milan and she refuses to go... and Tommy is left thinking that this decision has to do with him but what was Balarie real reason? Was Balarie refusing to want to get involved with her boss? Was there a secret attraction going on with Tommy and Balarie? What about that Tango Dance and all the…

YELLOW CROCUS

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"Yellow Crocus" by Laila Ibrahim was indeed a different read for me. As a African America I am very careful with any read about slavery however, I will say this was indeed a good, wonderful, touching and very emotional read. Once I started reading this historical novel I could not put it down.

In the year of 1837, Lisbeth Wainwright was the daughter of a Virginia plantation owner that was reared by a black slave named Mattie. One of her favorite songs... 'Go to sleepy little baby, Go to sleepy little baby.' Truly, this Mattie was more of a mother to Lisbeth than her own mother (Mrs. Ann Wainwright).

This was truly a travel though the life of Elizabeth (Lisbeth) and
Mattie's journey through this time in history. This is a true story
that did bring tears, other times a smile and then at times well.... A few weeks before Elizabeth's wedding she caught her fiance Edward with a black slave girl. Now how was she to get out of this wedding? What an explanation from he…

SCANDAL--THE DEATH OF A LEGACY

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"Scandal..The Death Of A Legacy" by Johnny Ray was a very intriguing romantic thriller mystery. This novel was one that will keep you reading it until you were finished because it will have you wanting to know what twist and turn is coming next. I really liked the way the authors' presentation from the first page. Be warn we are dealing with the subject... RAPE... and I felt it was dealt with very well.

The story dealt with Kristina who had become pregnant and did not remember any of it... only she had been on a company cruise party and believed someone had slipped something into her drink ..had she been date raped? With Kristina wanting to find out who had done this to her ... she hooked up with the company's security man Shawn hoping he could help her find the answers that she needed: Who Had Done This To Her? For some reason Shawn seemed to be the only one she could trust...or could she? With Shawn having hidden secrets of his own could he possibly rel…

PEGASUS

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"Pegasus" by Marilyn Holdsworth was really a eye opener for me that this type of treatment of cruelty of animals actually happens. Wow! It is even more appealing to know there are 'those who love animals and stand up for their rights.' YES!

"Pegasus" was really a ride from the beginning of the story till the very end focusing on humanity toward these wild mustangs and racehorses that the owner, Victor Rossi who sold badly damaged horses to overseas meat markets. How this turns out is really worth the read of "Pegasus." The authors characters were really very interesting in how Hannah Bradley(who was a journalist-heroine) and Winston Caughfield(a lawyer-hero) coming together ...both widowers...finding love....and not just of horses...... the rescue of 'Pegasus' .... the horse rescue to healing was a miracle all in itself....definitely a one of a kind horse. Had Pegasus been a racing horse? You must get this wonderful read to find out this an…

WHAT SHE DOESN'T KNOW

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Author: Lina Gardiner
Published By: L.G.
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating 5
Blog Review For: Great Minds Think Aloud
Review:


"What She Doesn't Know" by Lina Gardiner was a good suspense, mystery and even some romance read. This is really a action pack novel. It definitely kept me reading to see what was going to happen next.

"What She Doesn't Know" was of that was full of plots twists,secret societies and passageways. With the heroine (Raven Delacoeur Gale) having had amnesia, a librarian, a very annoying person at times, and a hero ... (Sloan Brockway) who has been in love with Raven for many years....taking her into danger that would find the hidden treasure (the artifact) that was needed to be found....... Sloan wanted Raven to have all the facts about her parents.. ..being a member of the protectorate(a secret organization).. What were they protecting? Why were they being chased by the (Jason Brimm's men... (some greedy thugs) an…

Don't Look Before You Leap

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Author: David Webb
Published by: D.W.
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA
Review:

"Don't Look Before You Leap" by David Webb was a very funny and entertaining short and quick read. I have never laughed so much from a novel than this one. How this author was able to do his...reminiscing.... was absolutely showing inside of his own wonderful life.

David Webb was a pilot for American Airlines tells us stories that start from his childhood...through college...USAF and to his professional career. Often moving due to the fact that his father was a military person.

Some of the stories he tell us are so humorous that will keep you laughing such as eye problems (corrective contact lenses)...Dr. Mary...being a gang leader...fight with Fernando,... he hates bananas, but loves chocolate...candy and ice cream...camping with his brother, Andy & his daughters ...on to stories about his brother Brian and the basketball gym shorts, his cousin T…

PROJECT MOSES

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Author: Robert B. Lowe
Published by: Enzo Publications
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Blog Review For: arlenadean.blogspot.com
Review:

"Project Moses" by Robert B. Lowe was a very good mystery, romance and thriller read. The novel had my attention from the very beginning to the end. There were times I was laughing and even crying at some point. The story was a very believable and detailed. I found it very easy to keep up with all that was going on and it really moved fast for being a very lengthy novel.This was loaded with plenty of action and definitely a page turner!

The main hero Enzo Lee was a heck of a reporter and hooking up with the heroine.... Sarah Armstrong who was a lawyer....and with the rest of the marvelous characters this was some story
that was very well written. This storyline was mainly (Enzo and Sarah)two people who hunted and got hunted,... murders, lots of secrets in the government coverup and still being able to get…

NO-name BABY

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Author: Nancy Bo Flood
Published by: namelos IIc
Age Recommend: 14+
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: GMTA
Review:

"No-Name Baby" by Nancy Bo Flood was a very good read.The novel is of a teenager (Sophie) who was a Italian immigrant from Illinois after World War I. Sophie thought she had caused her mother to go into premature labour, since her mom had lost other babies...that was greatly on her mind. Then there was a aunt(Rae)... that seemed to cause great tension between her(Sophia). Just what was going on would soon be understood. Her aunt Rae tells Sophia of her bea (Alessandro). He had left for the War and he never came back .... he was shot down.... buried in Italy.

The author really brings out the characters with all of the work..doing chores, watching the baby, dealing with that Aunt Rae,seeing if her mom, Nonna, and her dad needed anything and
then there was the boy (Karl) next door. And then the big incident in the Orchard... What had happened betw…

LOOKING THROUGH LACE

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Author: Ruth Nestvold
Published By: R.N.
Age Recommend: 16
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA

Review:

"Looking Through Lace" by Ruth Nestvold was a wonderful fascinating short Sci-Fi read. This author did a wonderfuljob with the main character, Toni Donato who was female xenolinguist.. her assignment was with the first contact teamon the alien planet 'Christmas to analyze the secret women's language' ... studying the Mejan culture. The women spoke a different language that the men were not allowed to learn. Why and how did this happen?

However, obstacles are put in place for Toni to do her job...the chief linguist(Dr. Repnik) began to disrupt her work so she was going to have to do something. How did she accomplish this task?.... Well, you will have to read "Looking Through Lace" to find out.

"Looking Through Lace" wad a well written and worthwhile read. If you a a science fiction lover... this is really a novel for you.…

Leftovers: The Novel

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Author: Author Wooten
Published By: Galaxias Productions
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: Great Minds Think Aloud
Review:

"Leftovers: A Novel" by Author Wooten was truly a wonderful 1950's read. I laugh so hard at so many funny parts in this novel and let's not forget the drama. Could this new divorced and dead broke homemaker have hopes of obtaining self-respect, financial security and a real love selling guess what?" ... 'TUPPERWARE'

Vivian Lawson's thought she would be a perfect American suburban housewife but this was not to be...for her husband had divorced her leaving her penniless. Vivian needed a job and nothing was available in this New England town so through her friend, Babs.... Vivian becomes a Tupperware Lady. Would Vivian be able to handle selling this? For she was very frighten and with Vivian's low self-esteem her friend, Barb and her brother Stew... 'along with the c…

INTENDED FOR HARM

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Author: C.S. Larkin
Published by: CSL
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA

Review:

"Intended For Harm" by C.S. Larkin a very interesting long read that you will recognize as it is similar to the story in the Bible of Jacob /Joseph and his brothers. The title is coming from Genesis 50:20 "What you intended for harm, God intended for good ....for the saving of life"........ Ms. Larkins' did a wonderful job in her storytelling. Be ready for a story of a very emotionally intense adventure that will leave you saying WoW! That was very gifted and creative storytelling.... that is of fathers and sons loyalty and disloyalty.

The author tells this captivating story skillfully with Jake Abrams and his family over a range of forty years starting in the year of 1971 in Colorado and them we move on to LA. I loved the way the author of "Intended For Harm" is written with each chapter a year that h…

THE LAST RISING

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Author: Rachel Firasek
Published By: Entangled Publishing
Age Recommend: Adult (Language)
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: GMTA


Review:

"The Last Rising" by Rachel Firasek was a wild ride but a good one. I really liked the way the author was able to grab you and pull one into a unique story of the life of Phoenix Ice. I found the book was really a page turner... you will find it hard to put down until you are finished.

The beginning of this story Ice is with a man on a airplane that she knows what will happen to him (Turner).... the plane will crash but he will survive. How is that? The story really takes off .... with the different characters bringing out this heartwarming love that will even grow as you read. The characters from Ice, Turner, Brodie, Grey, and Sadie, Giselle, Arabella, and Osiris had there own story on this ride. This paranormal romance does gets quiet steamy which does make it even more of a good read.

"T…

AFTER DINNER MINT 7 OTHER SHORT STORIES

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After Dinner Mint & Other Stores by Amanda Lawrence Aluverigne was of five short stories with each ending very strangely or differently than what you would have thought would have happened. Each of these stories were definitely eye catcher using vivid imagination .... leaving you sometime breathless to finish the read..... and to say I didn't or did see that coming. These were a good short read.

Hanging By A Thread

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Author: Sophie Littlefield
Published By: Delacorte Books for the Young Readers
Age Recommended: Preteen-YA
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Reviewed For: GMTA
Review:

"Hanging By A Thread" by Sophie Littlefield was a interesting, long and detailed spooky mystery read. As a young adult if you are into creepy murders and vintage fashion then you are in for a good read. The story ran a little slow for me at the beginning ...I kept wanting it to pick up a little more and it did!

OK, just let me start....I gathered from my reading that there was some relationship between Clare and her mom(Susie)....Clare's mom and her mother(Nana).... Clare's friend
Rachel and her mom (Mrs. Slade) .... then their was Amanda's mom (Mrs. Stavros) and her daughter...Mrs. Granger... son (Dillon) death all coming together with Clare and her mother that really making this story...... "Hanging By A Thread" a worthwhile read.

Clare(Cee cee) was sixteen ..... a juni…

THE HELP

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"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett was very good from the start to its finish! It was a pleasure to read this novel and the writing was so well written. I now have the DVD which was good too. The author Kathryn Stockett did an outstanding job with the writing of this novel. Thank you for such a good read.

Code of Silence

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Author: Tim Shoemaker
Published by: Zonderkidz
Age Recommend: Preteens
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA
Review:

"Code of Silence" by Tim Shoemaker was a good mystery thriller read. This novel may have been for the middle grades( 9-12), however I (adult) was very kept on the edge of my seat through this read. There was a lots of suspense and action going on all through this read.

Hiro, Gordy and Cooper were childhood friends that was truly in the wrong place at the wrong time...witnessing a cruel robbery... who were wearing police uniforms....... at their favorite hang out..and now there friend Frank Mustacci (part- owner) was left in a coma. Thinking that the robbers were cops... they feared for their lives so ..... the three friends decided to keep this a secret..."CODE OF SILENCE".. One thing for certain these three friends did not know how much living a lie would bring havoc into their lives. Having the security camera …

A Shot In The Arm

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Author: Barry S Willdorf
Published By: Creek Press
Age Recommend: Adult (Language)
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA




Review:

"A Shot in the Arm" by Barry Willdorf was really a good read. It kept me on the edge of my seat through most of the read. Indeed you can tell that Mr. Willdorf that he had some lawyer background due to all details that he gave us on this great ride. "Shot in the Arm" was a story of how a lawyer (Nathan Lewis) from San Francisco trying to do what was right had many obstacles put in his way.
Nate (who was a lawyer) had taken a case involving Umoja Simama, a Black Militant charged with homicide in Marin County. Nate's girlfriend Christina did not want him to take cases such as these because they were involved the drug dealer, dirty money, and the Mob. Christina just wanted to finish her education, get a good job and get married. Would she ever get this? Nate wanted to get his name out there so he co…

FIRE BAPTIZED

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"Fire Baptized" by Kenya Wright was a good mystery, romance, paranormal and fantasy thriller...even a little comedy .... all in one good read. This novel is definitely one that is hard to put down once you start reading. The setting is in Miami surrounded by a military base that take you straight into loads of action that is kept going constantly until the end.

Being a Mixedblood (half Fairy) creature Lanore Vesta(LaLa) could absorb and throw fire and was looked down on by those of the Pureblood. Lanore is confronted with a killer on a rainy night on the way home and her life takes many twist and turns as she tries to solve the killings that is going on in the Supernatural District. A note is left on Lanore door. Who had killed Carmen and Candy? Would Lanore head up an investigation? Lanore was definitely the Heroine who was one tough character. You will only have to pick up this novel and see for yourself.

Between Lanore's childhood friend and roomate MeSha…

BLOOD FORGE

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Author: Kathryn Meyer Griffin
Published By: Damnation Books LLC; Revised
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating:   5
Blog Review For: Great Minds Think Aloud




Review:

"Blood Forge" by Kathryn Meyer Griffin was another great read for me. The snake demon was really something in this read. I was really glad when it was ....oh I can't tell you. You will simply have to read this read for yourself (smile). I will say that this demon escape was in the form of a alluring 357 Magnum Colt Python pistol that was to bring havoc and death into many people.

Starting with the pistol... referred to as 'snake God' .... monstrous snake... ghosts...then Todd Cummings ending in the bottomless pit... on to .David Willows in Korea...wanted
to be a painter...hated his father and war.. had given him a replica of a Magnum Colt Python. This gun had come from a gunsmith (Jed) that wanted to get rid of it eagerly. Now David was in Korea(Chinese) in a war t…

FOR THE HELPLESS

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Author: Lori Boggs
Published by: TreasureLine Publishing
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA
Review:

"For The Helpless" by Lori Boggs was indeed a good mystery criminal read. I found this novel very hard to put down until I was through with it. This was a very easy read.

The story was set in Oregon area where Detective Kelly Lowe and Chris Patrick are on the trail of a serial killer... . who is preying on children. For Kelly I can say that she is really a tough (no none sense) detective that did see the job through and her partner (Chris) was a dedicated good detective and family man.

The plot, the police procedurals and the geographical areas were so very detailed that you will soon realize that Ms. Boggs did a good job at her storytelling. "For The Helpless" was a very fast read. The characters were very real and believable making you fill part of the read. There are many twist and turns making it a good…

To Urn Her Love

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"To Urn Her Love" by Elaina Lee was a short and funny romance novel. It was about a stolen urn that was returned to its owner. How Elaina Lee went about the story was really interesting. The brother, Kyle, steals the urn thinking it was a flower vase for his sister, Caylie and now she has to return this to its' rightful owner. However, the catch to this story is that this urn belongs to a a former boyfriend (Rick Marshall)that had broken her heart seven years ago. Would Caylie be able to do this? You will just have to read it and laugh along with me!
I did laugh a lot while reading "To Urn Her Love" and I think you will be laughing along with me in this funny good read!

The Priest and the Peaches

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Author: Larry Peterson
Published By: Tribute Books
Age Recommend: 14+
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud






Review:

This was truly an amazing story of The Yimey Peach Family from the Bronx, New York. "The Priest and the Peaches" story started with five children being newly orphaned and their struggle to survive together as a family. With the help of the Father Tim Sullivan steering them to make good and wise decisions the children were able to overcome many obstacles that were presented to them. And in the end this Peach Family got a surprise from a person who had once been their enemy, was now there for them showing much love.

I really did enjoy reading this novel. It did cause me to cry a little but I also laughed at so much of it too. The story really makes one think of just what really could happen when you are an orphan. The book is really a page turner. I believe Mr. Larry Peterson did a excellent job with the…

BARCODE

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Author: Kashif Ross
Published By: K.R.
Age Recommend: Adult(Language)
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Review For: GMTA
Review:

"Barcode: The Legend of Appollo" by Kashif Ross was a really thrilling read especially if you like Gods, demigods and mortals. These 'Barcodes' have been established to stop the war and to regulate the population...thus giving these gladiators a much stronger power. This story is set in the future from California. You must be ready for this read (I wasn't) because it is very violent and gory(bloody) novel.... A lots of fighting (Demigods fighting gods). I guess I should have picked that up from the book cover.

Now, after saying all that I did find the novel grabbing in how the the author was able to keep my attention of just what was going on at that time. I found myself wanting to keep reading. There are many twist and turns but if you are able to stick with it you will find it a pretty good read. "Barcod…