Book review: Jimmy Prophet’s Library by John W. Milor

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When your favourite secret playground has been vandalised with a sign that reads review“Archeological Site #238, do not disturb, official archeological research” what’s a boy to do? He goes in, of course. After all Jim had already survived a strange encounter with a being not in his own reality (i.e a stunningly attractive girl, after all such heavenly things can’t really exist). Following this rare encounter he returned home with plans to play on the vines. But this latest development piqued his interest. Evidence suggested his familiar haunt had, in fact, been an Indian burial ground, but his desire not to anger anything otherworldly saw him adventure further afield and inadvertently make his own historical and monumental discovery. But what he found was more than a few arrow tips and old bones. What he found opened his mind to a whole new world of possibilities.

Edged with a humour all too familiar for a teenager facing many of the sometimes uncomfortable situations, Jimmy Prophet’s Library contains the correct mixture of dramatic flair, devastation, and elation.  There  is certainly a lot  of information in this story. As Jim expands his mind and understanding, so too does author John W. Milor invite and encourage the reader to do the same. From math to biology, sport to nature, the possibilities seem endless as Jim astounds peers and professionals alike. Jim’s abilities put me a  lot in mind of JJ from No Ordinary Family, his brain becomes  like a super computer able to link, calculate, and correlate data he has encountered. In the hands of a hormone charged teenager it could be a terrifying gift indeed. The book itself is certainly packed with knowledge, and if there is one thing a reader will take away from it, it will be the importance of challenging and developing ideas.  I really liked the combination of story meets encouragement to learn and expand horizons.

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Book review: Adrenaline Secrets: A Deadly DNA Novel by Carolyn Reilly (@CReillyBooks )

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Carolyn Reilly presents an amazing read in her Adrenaline Secrets: A Deadly DNA Novel reviewThere are naturals and there are Genetic InVitros or GVs. But lately, in Reardon, there are other concerns, people are turning into rabid killers, and whilst there were many theories, disease, drugs, etc, the truth remained there was no evidence of either, simply because these rogues somehow seemed to evade capture. The attacks were getting worse and tension across the city is at an all time high. Meanwhile, a plane on its way to Reardon fell off the radar, the only image located was that of a crashed vessel, no survivors. Rumoured to have been on board was a German scientist, someone who wanted to aid the committee in taking down GovCorp, and he was bringing them some vital information. A rapid mission was assembled in order to reach the wreckage before GovCorp did. Kendra a skilled linguistic was partnered with Jake, a VG who makes her blood boil in more ways than one. A misunderstanding caused great friction, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. Their attraction is dangerous, but will it be their salvation, it their undoing?

A brilliant book, without a question.  Carolyn Reilly Combines romance with suspense and intrigue to create a plot that is not only enticing, but brilliant. The attraction between the characters, the conflicts, and the attitudes and prejudices are expertly portrayed to create a real feel to all that transpires. This book is none stop action, from trying to survive rogues, and uncover the truth, all the way to the passion between Jake and Kendra. The erotic scenes are expertly crafted like the book itself they are well-written, descriptive, and by no means crude as some can be, better yet, the plot doesn’t rely on sex to work. It is an amazing story, and one where all the facts don’t become clear to the end, and even then you’ve still a few surprises in store. Needless to say there’s more than one twist on the way. My only complaint is I couldn’t put it down and didn’t end up sleeping until half three this morning. Oops. Highest praises to Carolyn Reilly for writing such an amazing plot that there really was no choice between turning the next page and sleep. Hands down one of the best books of this genre I’ve read this year, and definitely in my all genre top ten of 2018. Adrenaline Secrets: A Deadly DNA Novel gets the honour of a phrase I rarely utter, I highly recommend this book. It really is the whole package.

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Book review: Taeowolf by Kris Moger

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Taeowolf is the first book in the Zentrin series by author Kris Moger. The caste system reviewhad been abolished, but in reality very little had changed Hunaen clan still did the grunt work, Elvean tended the fields, Wolvean handled business, and the Feleal owned pretty much everything else. The only chance to break away was through hard work and education. That was precisely what Aiden had been doing, although he spent a lot of time dreaming. He’d always had one particularly vivid dream, and now a word had followed him back, Taeowolf. It was a name belonging to one of the five founders of the Zentrin Guards. He was a great leader, and his name became a title, a name for justice. All of Aiden’s education would not prepare him for what he must do, what he must face, after all, the real history was buried and events manipulated to ensure no challenge would never arise and that the Zentrin Guards could never return. Aiden has been selected to face the challenges of the Mist, a test he must face to find balance and prove his worth, but there are those who would go to any lengths to ensure his failure, and not everyone can be trusted to guide him on the path of his destiny.

Taeowolf is an intense story filled with vivid characters and an imaginative plot, it is certainly an example of fantasy at its best and a book you’ll be hard pushed to put down. This is not only an adventure, but one that plays with psychology, philosophy and relationships. The characters are easy to connect with, even the ones you may not like are, in their own way, likable, and I will certainly be looking forward to seeing the next book in the series, I can’t wait to see where Kris Moger takes us next, but one thing is for certain, if they deliver on the promises made in Taeowolf it will be an tremendous adventure.

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Book review: Tenebrous by G.A. Renteria

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Sehren had not been plagued by nightmares for some time, perhaps he should have reviewtaken their return as a prediction of ill-tidings. But instead he thought it to be nerves. That day he was to bring the crown prince into the Knights, but more importantly the price would become his squire. It was not a decision Sehren was pleased with, or a role he wished to undertake, but he would do his duty, and do so fairly. He had no idea that someone was counting on him doing just this in order to further their own ambitions. Sehren failed to expect such treachery and as a result his life is torn apart, all in the name of a greater scheme, but can the truth be heard when spoken by the lips of one thought to have committed the most heinous of crimes?

Well written with great character development and world building Tenebrous is an easy book to lose yourself in. I love a good fantasy, and the scene setting and plot execution of this book is done well. You feel yourself drawn to the characters, experiencing things from their perspective and wanting to know what fate has in store.

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The Ancestral Odyssey: The Utopian Dream – Reviewed by K.J Simmill

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Well here it is guys, the third and final review written by K.J Simmill, a very talented woman, author of the highly successful Forgotten Legacy Series, which currently has three books to it’s name. Before I expand on this author’s achievments and present her review, before I talk about the experience and give you my thoughts on what the reviewers wrote, I would personally like to thank all of the reviewers who took the time out to read and write about my work. It is so very touching to know what you think, whether I received good or bad reviewers it is important to thank the people who wished to share their critique of my book, a book I have slaved over for the past ten to fifteen years.

About the reviewer: K.J Simmill, is an award winning British author who has written a total of five books. Books which…

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Book review: Purple Mike: A Trip by Sin Mils (@SinMils )

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Purple Mike: A Trip, is a children’s/ young teen tale written by Sin Mils. It is best described as an revieweducational/ urban fiction. The humans in Anyplace once lived a peaceful existence, never wanting, never fearing. Vicodin however lived elsewhere, and he watched the beings of Anyplace with malice and hatred. He despised them, hated their happiness, their mere existence infuriated him. But he had a plan, he would corrupt them, taint all that is good with his own gang of outlaws, Pot, Pill, and Powder, led by Purple Mike. He planned to start small and spread his seed of corruption far and wide, but then something occurred even he had not been prepared for, her name was Sally Sue, and Purple Mike’s mission was turned askew by unfamiliar feelings towards her, those of love. But Vicodin’s plan was already advancing at speed, and the destruction Mike and his gang have wrought seems beyond repair. But for her, he knew he must try. 

Written in a very charming manner for such a heavy topic. In some ways it reminded me of something I’d expect to see from Dr Zeus, although with a far more serious topic. I can certainly say that I have never read anything like it. Purple Mike: A Trip by Sin Mils, warns readers about the dangers of drugs through an engrossing and easy to read story. It shows the reader how drugs can cause serious harm despite seeming innocent and warns of the dangers of usage. It is actually a very clever and serious book disguised in a fun read which shows actions and consequences. I can certainly see this finding its way into the heart of many parents who want to educate their young teen on the dangers in a more fun and creative manner.

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Book review: The Ancestral Odyssey: The Utopian Dream by D.W. Gill (@MegasTeque ‏)

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The Ancestral Odyssey: The Utopian Dream is an epic fantasy by D.W. Gill. Lethaniel had reviewbeen thought dead, yet this lone figure was found plodding through a field of death, a field of the countless lives lost to the horror of war and death he could have prevented, at least that seemed to be the opinion of those scarce few who were left alive. In a moment of reflection he knew what must be done, a way to usher victory and perhaps even ring in a new age. The odds are stacked against him, against his people, but he will stand his ground, he will prevail. There have been many beginnings since this world began, and a new start is long overdue.

Anyone who knows me knows there’s nothing more I love than to lose myself in an epic and with a paperback of 980 pages this is certainly that. D.W. Gill does not shy away from embracing fantasy, and this is the kind of book you can easily lose a day or two to. You cannot help but be invested in the characters, and what an array of characters there are. There is war, horror, and hope threaded with skill through a plot both epic in size, scope and undertaking and this only scratches the surface of the magical world built and developed by D.W Gill. This is one heck of a fantasy read, a must for the library of fans of this genre. From beginning to end you’ll lose a yourself in the well written, wonderfully descriptive style and be amazed at the attention to detail throughout.

Make yourself a hot drink, get a plate of sandwiches at the ready, because you will not want to put this down.

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Book review: Conversations with Tom by Angela Lockwood (@LitBCameronB)

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After a whirlwind romance from love at first sip to a wedding on the beach, life had reviewseemed smooth sailing. But Lisa wanted children, but Jeff was not quite ready and, given how much he missed his own childhood pet, suggested a trial run with a cat. It turns out this had been one of Jeff’s only good ideas. Failed business ventures quickly exhausted their savings, and Lisa hated the long commute to work. The tension in the home had become a source of great unrest and Tom, the feisty ginger cat, waking her up at 4am every day was not helping. Lisa soon comes to realise that she can not longer see a future with Jeff, and his cat. She turns to another man, ending their marriage and is relieved to see the back of them both. Jeff is torn apart, and seeks comfort by confiding his concerns in Tom, while trying to provide the best life he can for his somewhat mischievous feline, but his aptitude for business is anything but good.

This is certainly  a unique read, the sections from Tom’s perspective really made me grin at times, as a cat owner myself I’ve been on the receiving end or witness to some of Tom’s quirks. It is a brilliantly written, engaging, and enjoyable story about relationships, not only between a cat and his human, but between families and loved ones as well. I have to say there were parts of this book that really made me chuckle, in fact, one of Jeff’s business ventures in particular still has me grinning, but I won’t spoil it by saying which. If you have a moggy of your own, or simply enjoy a good story infused with heartbreak, romance, and comedy, then this is a read for you.

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Book Review: An Invisible Murder baby Joyce Cato (@MaxineBbooks)

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Starting a new job is never easy. It is just as well Jenny knew she’d be perfect 51j01GA7EaLfor the live in position at Avonsleigh Castle. Everything was going smoothly, the interview went off with just a small bout of nerves and she slipped into the role like a hand in to a well fitted glove. The food earned compliments, as well it should when prepared by a woman whose passion is cooking. But this incredible start came with a complication, someone in the house had a murderous agenda, Jenny has barely had time to unpack when they struck, and more concerning issue that she is forced by her new employer to help the police get to the bottom of this tragedy.

Hints and clues threaded amidst an involved plot ensure you’ll be contemplating events alongside Jenny as the investigation occurs. Well written in the appropriate tone for the setting which adds authenticity to what proves to be an enjoyable read. This is certainly the kind of book you can play whodunit while reading. If you pay attention as events unfold you’ll certianly work it out.

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Book review: Snowfall by Mark H Scanlon (@sentafliks )

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It was as dreary day in London, and  Lancelot wanted nothing more than to sit inside  his reviewfavourite tavern, watching the  world go by as he sipped his favourite drink. But alas that was not to be.  The assembly had sent  an inquisitor, Fiona Whitehall, seeking aid where once they would have refused to turn. Within Fiona’s possession is an item  of unquestionable power. It’s very discovery could draw attention from things best left forgotten. But with events as they are,  perhaps this news has  reached him too late.

I really enjoyed  the atmosphere conjured by Mark H Scanlon in their book  Snowfall. I found the scene setting to be charming  and easily imagined. It’s a short story, but ripe with detail and good story telling.

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