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Review: The Transition of Johnny Swift by Kerry J Donovan

Description:

Before the accident … 

Frank Brazier has the perfect life. A contract to drive for a Formula 1 team. A supportive family. A stunning girlfriend. 

On the surface, everything is great, but Frank keeps a secret. On race days, Shadow-man visits. He sits on the nose cone of Frank’s racing car, or floats above the grandstand, waving taunting, distracting, eating away at his concentration. An accident in the making. 

After the accident … 

Frank starts hearing voices. Strange voices. Impossible voices. He’s losing his grip on reality and Paula, his sister, is dying. Doctors say she is brain dead. They want to pull the plug, but Frank knows she's still in there, fighting. He can hear her calls. 

A day later… 

Shadow-man speaks. He says Frank can save Paula, but can Frank pay the price?

Review:

Kerry J. Donovan is a great storyteller. I found the overall book quite intriguing. This is a journey full of action, love, and mystery. The Transition of Johnny Swift is unlike any book I have read. The story starts out focusing mainly on racing while including some about the shadow man Frank Brazier sees. Even though racing is not my thing, I felt like I was there taking part in all of the excitement and it helps pave the way for all to come. The day after the race the story really picks up. A horrific accident turns Frank Brazier’s life upside down, lives are hanging in the balance and time is running out. To top it all off he doesn’t just see the shadows anymore he hears them and wait till he hears what they have to say.  

Mr. Donovan kept me guessing the whole time, while keeping me fully engrossed in this fabulous tale. He paints a clear picture with his words and brings it all to life. I found the characters to be relatable and quite interesting. They are involved in real world and supernatural type situations that begins to bleed together. I find that The Transition of Johnny Swift to be well worth the read and can’t wait till book 2 to find out what happens next.
~Candy

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Kerry J Donovan was born in Dublin, but spent most of his life in the UK. He is proud to hold an Irish passport and is often accused of being a 'plastic paddy'by his brothers. A cabinet maker, Kerry also holds a PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences. He brings a scientific approach to his book research, and a artistic eye into his writing. 

Kerry now lives in rural Brittany, in a stone cottage which he renovated with his wife. He writes from a small office in the loft, and his window overlooks fields, woods, and little else.

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New Release and Giveaway: In an Instant by Janae Mitchell

Sixteen year old Emersyn Moore spends her summer days working part-time in a book store, enjoying her next read, and hanging out with her best friend, Brianna. She also spends a lot of time admiring Brianna’s older brother, Kaden, who has made it clear that he sees Emersyn as nothing more than a sister. Emersyn concedes to her sisterly role, keeping her feelings to herself, as well as the fantasies she knows will never become reality. However, when Kaden is involved in a disabling accident, everything changes, including their relationship.


Will it tear them apart, making her long for the sisterly role she’d always despised, or will this life altering experience bring them closer together, forcing Kaden to see her in a new light? Only time will tell.

Time. They say it will heal all wounds, but Emersyn knows that’s a lie. Some wounds never heal, which is evident every time she looks at Kaden. 





"In An Instant is the one story that has come from my heart more than any other book I've written. Kaden, one of the main characters, suffers injuries that most would think would make life unlivable, at least to the point where a normal life would never be accomplished. However, my nephew suffered the same fate in a similar accident, and even though his life's story is totally different than Kaden's, both lives give me hope. Every time I see my nephew smile, it's like a rainbow, letting me know that the storms of life, as severe as they may seem, are only temporary. The sun will always return, and it's up to us as to how we're going to enjoy it."

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“First & foremost, I'm a country girl. I'm no different than most, I just happen to write... a lot. If I’m not writing books, I’m reading them. I live for the HEA! I'm a huge fan of readers! They breathe life into the books we give birth to. Thank you, fellow readers, for making books come alive.”
Janae was born and raised in East Tennessee, where she currently resides with her husband, two children, and their hairless dog, Dobby. In her spare time, she likes to read, play tennis, and spend time with her family on the lake.




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New Release: Prep For Doom Anthology by.Band of Dystopian

Prep For Doom

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From the imaginations of twenty authors of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction comes PREP FOR DOOM - an integrated collection of short stories that tell the tale of a single catastrophe as experienced by many characters, some of whom will cross paths.
What begins with a seemingly innocuous traffic accident soon spirals into a global pandemic. The release of Airborne Viral Hemorrhagic Fever upon New York City’s unsuspecting populace brings bloody suffering within hours, death within a day, and spreads worldwide within a month. An online community called Prep For Doom has risen to the top of a recent doomsday preparation movement. Some have written them off as crazy while others couldn’t be more serious about the safety the preppers could provide in a global disaster. But when AVHF strikes, their preparation may not be enough to save them. From authors Laura Albins, ER Arroyo, Amy Bartelloni, Brea Behn, Casey L. Bond, TK Carter, Kate Corcino, Harlow C. Fallon, Kelsey D. Garmendia, Caroline A. Gill, DelSheree Gladden, John Gregory Hancock, Casey Hays, Kate L. Mary, Jon Messenger, Monica Enderle Pierce, Cameo Renae, Hilary Thompson, Yvonne Ventresca, and Megan White.

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Book Tour, Review and Giveaway: The Chronicles of Izzy Boxed Set by Michelle Graves

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The Chronicles of Izzy Boxed Set
by Michelle Graves The Chronicles of Izzy
Genres:Boxed Set, Urban Fantasy

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Description:

I lived an ordinary life. Perhaps it was life of loss, maybe even a lonely life, but ordinary all the same. Never in a million years could I have predicted the events that would unfold after that fateful delivery. Some Seer I was.
But that doesn't matter any more, that life, the one I'd thought was my reality, was nothing more than a weakly constructed facade. The lines between reality and fiction have blurred, leaving me with nothing but the cold hard facts. The world is vastly different than I ever understood. Guardians and Seers are real, and I have the power within me to tip the balance in a war between good and evil that had been brewing since the beginning of time. The fight was coming to a head and the outcome hinged entirely upon me. I have to make an impossible choice. Would I step into my role as a Seer and face the growing Darkness head on, or would I cower and let everyone I loved suffer and die? The Darkness will rise and the Prophecy remains, the Seer must Fall. So Fall I will. Friendships, love, and sacrifice will all play out transforming Izzy into the Seer of prophecy. Find out what happens in The Chronicles of Izzy.

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Review:

Wow! I absolutely love this box set! Once I started reading I had a hard time doing anything else. I was quickly absorbed into Izzy’s world of magic, adventure, love and betrayal. Michelle Graves portrays such great passion and emotions through her writing. She had me laughing and crying all the way through, with an extreme ugly cry in See How She Falls. I would get to thinking I knew what was going to happen then I would get hit with something totally unexpected. Of course some the story was easy enough to figure out, but there is plenty of the unknown that got thrown in that kept me on the edge of seat. There are also some great romances, but not everything is roses and sunshine. Darkness is coming for them all and there are only a few to stand in its way.

I was so glad to have the entire series at my fingertips with it all laid out in the order it should be read, including all the short stories that really adds to the overall series. We journey with Izzy throughout the series. Izzy is not a very social person in the beginning but as she goes along she picks up friends like a snowball heading down a hill. She finds out that there is a secret world that she is a part of but knew nothing about. A world full of Seers and Guardians. People she loved harbored these secrets from her and now she is a target. Evil is coming and it has Izzy in its sights. With help from her new found friends she just might have a fighting chance to win, but with betrayal on the front all may be lost.
~Candy

Excerpts:


See How She Runs Excerpt
I dreamt of rolling green hills.  I found myself standing on the precipice of a cliff staring down into a raging ocean.  The waves beat ruthlessly against the cliffs and I wondered what it must be like to try and swim against such a force. The sound of my name being called pulled me from my reverie.
“Mom?" I asked, wondering if this was just a dream or if she were really there.
“Baby, I won’t be back again. I want you to know how much I love you. But it is my time. I feel myself fading. I just couldn’t leave without telling you goodbye.”
My feet carried me towards her before I could even make sense of what she was saying.  Violently, I threw myself into her frail arms.
“Please don’t leave me!" I pleaded with her, burying my face in her boney shoulder. “I can come and get you. Just wait a little longer. Please mom. Please don’t leave me again, not when I just found you.”


Fool's Errand Excerpt
The darkness will reemerge. There are steps being taken, lies being spoken, plans being laid. The threat shall come and you, my dear, must protect our kind.
How am I expected to do that when I could not stop it the last time?
You will do it the same way you did the last. There is a Seer.
Surely you are not talking about that old prophecy! I believed that to be a falsehood, a fairytale of sorts to keep Seers in line.
You, yourself, should know all tales have some bit of truth in them. This is no different. She lives now. The elders have all felt her presence for a long time, yet her power grows every day. She must reach her potential. You are entrusted with this, Conall.
Who is she?The womans riddles grated on my nerves. Surely she could not expect me to seek out this Seer.
You will know when the timing is right. Of this, I am sure.She smiled as I spun her around the room, making everything else a blur.
Do you know what is coming?I tilted my head to the side, wondering if the woman was altogether there.
Of course, child. Ive seen what is to be and what cannot be. It is my blessing and my curse. It is why I live alone in a city of pretenders and practitioners. But this knowledge is not yet yours for the knowing.Again, a smile ghosted across her lips before her face turned serious once more. There is something more. Something that I feel I must tell you.
What?I sighed.
Protect her, and she will find the truth you seek. She will be your savior.


See How She Fights Excerpt
“Hello?” I yelled. Even in the dreaming I knew this was a half-baked idea. I heard moaning in the distance. I moved forward through the foggy oblivion, the sound my only guide. The eerie noise echoed and bounced until I could not find my way. I was lost.
I turned to run but was greeted with a new nightmare. I looked down at almost a dozen bodies. Each one more gruesome than the last. They reached out for me with blood crusted arms. Their wails shredded my soul. I couldn’t breathe. Everywhere I looked, there were eyeless figures, begging me for help. I wanted to save them. I wanted to make them whole again. I tried to remember that it was just the dreaming. It was not real. This was not reality. I closed my eyes and tried to steady my breathing.
“It isn’t real,” I shouted into the fog. I opened my eyes to find them moving towards me. The sightless mob closed in around me and as I began to scream, I heard him. I heard Xavier whisper.
“Oh, but it is real. This is what shall become of you all.”
I screamed out as their cold fingers brushed against my skin.


See How She Falls Excerpt
As I let the inevitability sink in, I heard it. A familiar voice called out of the fog. A voice I hadn’t heard for two months, yet there he stood. The culmination of nightmares and fears wrapped into the body of a cloaked figure. My future cradled in the palms of his crushing hands. Motionless, I was rooted to my place. The unchangeable darkness, the coming storm, it all pushed down upon me.
He moved towards me, cutting a path through the fog to stand above me like some sort of centurion. The robe covered all but his sneering mouth. The mouth that housed the words that would end me. “Do you see it now? The inevitability? This world will burn for its sins, Izzy. These people, they don’t deserve the grace they are given, or the protection of our kind. Why not just join us? Fighting really is futile.” 
The hopelessness pushed against me, prodding me, taunting me. Swallowing deeply, I rose to my knees. I’d never been a quitter, I wouldn’t start now. I’d been warned that the darkness would call for me, that it would tempt me. Strength I didn’t know I possessed rose up within me. Whatever this person was doing, I could fight it. I could fight him. Taking a deep breath, I stood on shaking legs to face the robed figure.
“I will do everything in my power to protect this world from whatever it is you are trying to bring.”
“Look down at your leg, Izzy. Do you really think that you can stop us? Just two more runes and the bridge will be complete. Your fight was lost before it began.”
At his words, the burning began on my calf, ripping deep into my soul. I knew that when I awoke, I would have another mark. I wondered if this one would be my undoing. My rubbery legs failed me, and as I began to fall I heard a laugh. 

  
Seeing is Believing Excerpt
                  “But they said the darkness will still fall, Ian. Doesnt that seem like everything weve done has been for nothing? I just cant believe a loving God would allow all of that sacrifice to be done in vain.” Giving voice to the thoughts that had plagued me since we got the news sent a chill down to my bones. I hadnt wanted to face my anger or my fear. Id wanted to plow on like Izzy. But I wasnt her; I was a freaking empath.
                  “It isnt solely up to the Gods. We are in a battle against much darker forces, unimaginable beings. The Gods could not combat them alone; that is why we were created. We are meant to maintain the balance.”
                  “This doesnt feel like balance to me, Ian,” I replied around a yawn. The day had been one of the longest of my life. Bone tired, I climbed into bed next to Ian. I didnt care if I was still in my gross clothes from tromping through the swamp. The only thing on my mind was sleep.
                  “We will try tomorrow to make sense of all of this. For now, sleep.” Ian whispered words sending me into the one place I absolutely did not want to be – the dreaming.
                  Please dont let there be Revenants, please dont let there be Revenants. I chanted to myself, hoping when I opened my eyes I would be alone.


See How She Awakens Excerpt
                  The Old One will lie, the darkness whispered inside of me. The voice a twisting darkness that seemed to ooze with every syllable.  He will betray you once more.  Dont trust him.
            GO AWAY!”I shouted. The voice was growing stronger. I hadnt heard it like this in the void.  Why had Aberto taken me away from my refuge?
            “I will never leave you again,”Aberto swore. “You may rail against me, vent your rage, tell me to leave a thousand times, but nothing will sway my resolve.” His face transformed, frightening me.  The way he looked at me, as though he wouldnt be able to survive losing me again, made me want to run.  I couldnt do this. Id lost everything.“Izzy, I would not survive losing you.” 
                  As Aberto lowered himself to the ground, he raised his knees, resting his arms across them so his head hung there. Defeat and exhaustion warring with one another.
                  He lies, the darkness murmured.
            “STOP!”I screamed, curling in on myself.“GET OUT!”I could feel it churning within me, trying to stretch itself to consume the light left within me. I clawed at my stomach, trying to rip it away.
            “What is this? What has happened?”Aberto rose to move toward me. All emotion washed from his face. This Aberto I remembered well.  He was the one that had taught me to soul walk; that taught me my soul was not my own. He was ruthless. 
            “You shouldve left me in the void. Now everyone will perish.”Repressed tears swept forth, bringing with them the pain and loss that had been walled up within me for God only knew how long.
            “Why would you think that?”Abertos voice softened as he cradled my face in his hands. My eyes looked up to meet his, and I was sure he could see it.  The darkness that lingered in the background, pushing me, twisting me into something I never wanted to be.
            You see it, dont you?I pleaded with my eyes.  

 
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About Michelle Graves

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Michelle Graves is a self-proclaimed nomad, moving every two to three years with her husband the Army man, her beautiful daughter, and a fat tailless cat named Torri. When she is not writing away trying to purge her mind of yapping characters she can be found entertaining her daughter, attempting to craft (whilst trying not to injure herself with the glue gun), baking yummy treats, or reading. She admits to having a restless spirit and forces her family to go out on adventures whenever possible. They lovingly play along.

Review: Bound by Duty (Bound Series Book 1) by Stormy Smith

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Description:

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name. 

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky southern girl, or fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become. 

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle, or her heart?

Review:

Book:
Stormy Smith has created a marvelous story. Bound by Duty is a tale full of magic, heart break, love, and mystery. When I started reading I was quickly drawn in and found it hard to put it down. I really like the characters, some more than others and found myself feeling right along with them. I could especially feel the pain of Amelia and Aidan. They have both been through so much and there is so much more to come. I did enjoy the little quips at times between the characters that would help lighten the mood and I just love Amelia’s best friend. She is one of those characters that just brings a smile to my face. Amelia does seem to get herself into some pretty bad predicaments throughout the story. Then I got left on a cliffhanger that left everything so far up in the air that anything could happen next. Where will this journey lead us? It promises to be quite an adventure of love and sacrifice.

Audio Book:

Overall the narration by Kristin James is good and easy to listen to. She helped bring Stormy Smith’s book to life. I love that she reads with emotion in her words. I do feel that she kept her voice too soft which made it harder to hear at times and she needs a little work on accents but other than that she did a great job. I did thoroughly enjoy listening to Bound by Duty.
~Candy

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