Conduit by Angie Martin

Conduit by Angie Martin

Conduit by Angie Martin

Conduit by Angie Martin

ASIN: B00ISJO1D2

ISBN-10: 1499195281

ISBN-13: 978-1499195286

Publisher: Indie World Publishing & Author Services

 

Angie Martin spins a web of intrigue with completely believable and relatable characters.

Emily Monroe has always been psychic, but she shares her secret with precious few people. Her partner at her detective firm knows she is, and others just know she’s…special.

When Emily and her partner are invited to help the local law enforcement with a serial killer investigation, she finds herself more involved than she wants to be.

The serial killer is doing what he does for a reason…he wants Emily to hear him. She doesn’t know why, and she doesn’t know who he is. He’s also psychic and she finds herself in more trouble than she ever thought possible.

Through a chance encounter, Emily meets another psychic, one that makes her feel more alive than she has in a long time. He helps her deal with the darkness the serial killer is brining into her life. But, will he truly be her salvation?

 

I didn’t know what I was getting into with this book; I downloaded it off the Free Kindle list. I was pleasantly surprised by the read. While I could predict most of what happened in the story, I still enjoyed the journey. The characters are believable and relatable. There are a few grammar mistakes, but not many. Overall, it’s a great book.

I give this book: 3 QUILLS

3Q

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Lynda’s Lace: City Heat (Book One) by Lacey Alexander

Lynda’s Lace: City Heat (Book One) by Lacey Alexander

Lynda’s Lace: City Heat (Book One) by Lacey Alexander

ASIN: B0031LJ4O8

ISBN: 9781419906831

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing

 

Lynda Phelps is the Sex Queen of New Orleans, but she’s scared to let her wild, adventurous nature out to play with her boyfriend. He sees her as a precious treasure that should be adorned with sexy lace, when she would prefer leather.

Since she’s scared he’ll thinking less of her, she keeps her kinky side locked up tight. After all, the sex that they do have is really good, just…boring.

He senses that she’s holding something back and tries his best to get her to let loose and confide in him. But…if she does, will he be able to accept the truth and still keep her on a pedestal?

 

This story was sexually graphic and adventurous with real human emotions involved. The book was well written erotica that didn’t disappoint in story or heat. It’s a good example of trusting those we love with the deepest, most secret parts of ourselves – truly trusting them to love us for us.

 

I give this book: 3 QUILLS

3Q

 

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

 

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

ISBN-13: 978-0439023535

ASIN: B003O86FMW

Publisher: Scholastic

 

Suzanne Collins gives us more of the world where everything has fallen apart, and the “Capitol” now runs everything and everyone’s lives. But now…the people of the districts have hope. Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire, gives them that hope and that makes her dangerous to Panem.

Catching Fire starts with the life of Katniss, back at home with her family. They now live in the Victor’s Village – a small cluster of houses for the victors of The Hunger Games in each district – as does Peeta Mellark and their mentor, Haymitch.

Panem is angry with them, Katniss in particular. There was only supposed to be one victor of The Hunger Games, but she forced their hand to make it two – she had to save Peeta, or else! She went to such an extreme to save him that she pretended to be in love with him to save their lives.

They’re about to start their Victory Tour through all the districts, with its end in Panem, where they’ll meet President Snow for a grand party at the Presidential Palace.

Along the way, on the tour, they see how the districts have been taken over by more soldiers – “Peacekeepers.” Some districts are in full rebellion and under stringent control.

Katniss reveals that President Snow paid her a surprise visit before the Victory Tour, and tells Peeta and Haymitch that she’s afraid for her and her family’s lives. She has been tasked with calming the rebellion by the President, to convince them all that the love story was real and that she didn’t act against the Capitol when she saved her and Peeta’s lives in the arena.

But, President Snow has his own ideas…and Katniss and Peeta end up in the arena again. This time, it’s a whole new game.

 

Again, I loved the movie, so I enjoyed the book because of the added depth, especially with the new characters – the added victors. I’m still not fond of Suzanne Collins’ writing style, which I found flat and kind of dull. There were a few minor mistakes in the book with punctuation and extra or missing words here and there.

I give this book: 3 QUILLS.

3Q

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

ISBN-10: 0439023483

ISBN-13: 978-0439023481

ASIN: B002MQYOFW

Publisher: Scholastic

 

Suzanne Collins introduces us to the world where everything has fallen apart, and the “Capitol” now runs everything and everyone’s lives.

The Hunger Games are supposed to remind the districts and the people of the mercy of the Capitol and the bravery of the warriors who fought during the rebellion. But, they don’t. They remind the people how helpless they are. The Capitol takes a young man and woman – “tributes” – from each of the twelve districts every year and forces them to fight to the death. One victor remains. One tribute survives to live the nightmares of their survival experience over and over again for the rest of their lives; they – and their district – are rewarded with money and food.

The story follows two tributes from District 12 (the poorest, most outlying district) from the POV of the young woman, Katniss Everdeen, as she volunteers as tribute in place of her little sister. She can hunt and she has other survival skills that lead her to do so – she knows her sister is too young, kind, and gentle to survive the slaughter.

Katniss is torn away from her family and the life she knows along with a boy from her district, Peeta Mellark. He, in the past, showed Katniss a kindness, but she doesn’t think he remembers. Regardless, she feels a responsibility to him, to try to help keep him alive. It’s an extra burden that she doesn’t need.

They are whisked away to the Capitol – Panem – to compete for their lives. They’re given a coach – a previous victor from their district – but he doesn’t much care about teaching them anything, as he knows the likeliness of them surviving is slim. It’s not until Katniss starts showing some promise that he takes real interest in his tributes.

But, it’s still up to Katniss and Peeta to survive in the.

 

Since I loved The Hunger Games movie, I enjoyed the book even more. Even though I’m not overly in love with Suzanne Collins’ writing style, which I found flat and kind of dull, the book gave more depth to the characters and more backstory. This made some things in the movie that weren’t explained make sense. There were a few minor mistakes in the book with punctuation and extra or missing words here and there.

I give this book: 3 QUILLS.

3Q

Governing Ourselves by Harold D. Thomas

Governing Ourselves by Harold D. Thomas

Governing Ourselves by Harold D. Thomas

Governing Ourselves by Harold D. Thomas

ISBN-10: 1614349134

ISBN-13: 978-1614349136

ASIN: B007JWCOD8

 

Harold D. Thomas has a good grip on politics and the times, as well as how the Constitution is supposed to work.  He shares his thoughts and ideas in an educated manner.

 

In Governing Ourselves you’ll find out what the Libertarian movement is about and why it’s needed.

There’s so much controversy over the political climate today, and most people don’t understand how far America is from where it began, where it should be.

The United States has strayed far from what was intended by the Founding Fathers for our people.

This book will open the eyes of the reader to the problems, and give them practical solutions as to how to get the government back to where it needs to be.

But, at the same time, this book does not tell the reader what to think, but shares different thoughts and options.

 

I found the book enlightening, educational, and hopeful for a secure future that could be for America if we understand what’s going on and pay more attention to politics in an open minded way.

I give this book: 3 QUILLS.

 

3Q

The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn

The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn

The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn

The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn

ISBN: 978-1-61638-610-8

ASIN: B005IYEQKI

Publisher: FrontLine

Age Group: YA and up

A man (a writer) receives a mysterious item in the mail – something old and unfamiliar. He ponders on the sender and seeks to find a reason for the unexpected arrival.

He finds the answers he seeks from someone even more mysterious than the object, but with answers come more questions.

Seeking to find more answers, the man searches and investigates possibilities to find truths. Those truths will change his life and his thinking forever. They will also lead him to tell his story, in hopes of reaching a nation oblivious to its fate.

 

The Harbinger was brought to my attention by a friend. He linked me to some information on Jonathan Cahn and I was further intrigued. Being of a strong Christian based background I wanted to follow this up and see just how linked events of today were to something that happened long ago. Honestly, the book freaked me out a little at parts, because it made me think of my own choices during the times and events that were mentioned in the story. Yes, this is a story. A story based on truths (so it says in the beginning of the book).

Most of this may sound bogus, but the bibliography in the back of the book and the background of the author suggests a well-educated account that can’t easy be dismissed.

Once you’ve read the book, you’ll be thinking not only if there is real truth behind it all, but about your own mortality and salvation. As well as, the fate of our nation as it fails to uphold the promises of our foundation.

What will you deduce from this tangible and moving story? Is our departure from God and His ways what’s causing America to slowly fall into a decline? I leave it to you to decide after you’ve read this book.

 

The only “technical” issue I noticed with this book was missing quotes, which could be confusing. Also, some of the dialogue gets more confusing with few tags and short answers. Otherwise, the formatting was quite innovative and interesting in how it was presented – the confusion could have been way worse without the helpful breaks.

I give the book 3 QUILL.

Rating: 3Q

Please Don’t Go by Eric Dimbleby

Please Don't Go by Eric Dimbleby

Please Don’t Go by Eric Dimbleby

 

 

Please Don’t Go by Eric Dimbleby

ISBN 10: 1617060828

ISBN 13: 978-1611060823

Publisher: Pill Hill Press

Age Group: Adult Horror

 

Please Don’t Go is a twisted ride through torment of unimaginable extent. Eric Dimbleby tells a tale that will shatter your will and make you fear the unknown.

A young man named Zephyr is working his way through college and trying to figure out the future of his life. Unexpectedly – because of a work delivery – he meets a man, a writer, whom he befriends and idolizes.

The writer is tormented, mad, out of his tree, or so Zephyr thinks…

A trick changes Zephyr’s life and throws all his plans for a happy future out the window, but he doesn’t give up.

He fights hard.

It isn’t hard enough.

In the end, he comes to terms with what has befallen him, even though it sickens his very soul.

This was an amazing book. I was never sure what would happen next. There was a lot of emotional turmoil as well as plenty of gore. Even the end surprised me. The only real drawback for me was that I didn’t feel the cover matched the level of writing. But, with that being said, the cover helps me depict the scene it’s modeled after clearly. I give it 3 QUILL!

 

Rating: 3Q