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The Unbroken Line of the Moon - by Johanne Hildebrant

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

Another Kindle First book that I got. This historical nordic fantasy brings us into the life of Sigrid Tostedotter, daughter of Skagul Toste who is the chieftain of a nordic clan called Scylfing. At the start of the book, she’s a young woman with a deep faith in the Nordic gods who has her first periods and foresees a change in her life.
In parallel to her story, we meet Sweyn, a...

The King of Taskim Square - by Emrah Serbes

Posted on March 28th, 2017

This book is quite different from what I usually read. It is written from the point of view of a Turkish teenager, Çağlar, who starts the book explaining to the reader his admiration for his little sister, Çiğdem. As we start our journey with Çağlar, Çiğdem is about to go on stage to perform as a young Michael Jackson cover dancer in a competition to go on television. As we keep going during the book,...

The Einstein Prophecy - by Robert Masello

Posted on February 28th, 2017

Another Kindle First book fiction that deals with super natural. The Einstein prophecy starts at the end of World War II west of Strasbourg with a team of allied soldiers in quest for some items that the nazi’s had stolen a few years back. In this case, our hero, Lucas Athan, is looking specifically for some ossuary that Hitler seemed to have a high esteem for. With a few hints of something not very...

Here & There - by Joshua V. Scher

Posted on January 31st, 2017

This book starts off as a letter from Daniel Brand to the author of the book, Josh. In that letter, Daniel apologizes for such a weird package but he didn't have any other way to get in touch or expose such unbelievable story. It's about his mother's work. As a psychologist, she developed this new technique called Psynar® that helps her understand victims or perpetrators and uncover truths otherwise hidden. Her last assignment is that surrounding a, so called, Reidier's test sponsored...

The Big Fear - by Andrew Case

Posted on November 5th, 2016

This book is the first of the Hollow City series brings us to New York and a story that starts with Ralph Mulino, a NYPD detective in the Organized Crime Control Bureau (OCCB). Detective Mulino is investigating an alarm on a ship when he finds the body of a dead man and confronts another one hidding in the shadows. After some tense chasing in a huge boat loaded with containers, Mulino is forced to shoot his...

Darkness Brutal - by Rachel A. Marks

Posted on September 9th, 2016

The first book of a series called The Dark Cycle, Darkness Brutal sets the tone in the first few sentences. We are following a hero who speaks in first person, can see demons, and doesn’t look like a model citizen. We find out quickly that our hero can not only see demons, he can fight them, imprison them and cast spells on them. We find out he has a sister and a mother most likely dead and he can...

The altar girl - by Orest Stelmach

Posted on August 26th, 2016

This thriller by Orest Stelmach brings us in the journey of Nadia, a Ukrainian immigrant descendant who lives in New York but grew up not too far in Hartford, Connecticut in a Ukrainian immigrant neighborhood. The book sets the tone in the first few chapters quite excitingly.

The author sets the action early in chapters that alternate between present Nadia, our hero, dealing with her present and past Nadia dealing with a childhood traumatic...

City of Echoes - by Robert Ellis

Posted on August 12th, 2016

This police thriller takes us through the story of Matt Jones, our hero. The books starts as Matt heads to a fancy restaurant in Los Angeles to celebrate with an old time friend and partner his recent promotion to the homicide division of hollywood. As he sits at the bar to wait for his friend, he gets a call from his new boss asking him to start early and head to a crime scene a few blocks away. Matt agrees, sends a message to his friend cancelling the celebration and heads out to the...

Younger - by Suzanne Munshower

Posted on August 5th, 2016

The title of this book suggests the theme quite easily. A woman in her fifties, Anna, gets involved into a project that allows to rejuvenate her appearance by about twenty or thirty years. The context is well set up with a protagonist who is struggling to remain relevant after over twenty successful years in the make up marketing industry. A start with alternating chapters between Anna dealing with her...

Fated - by Sarah Fine

Posted on July 22nd, 2016

The last book of the Servants of Fate follows, as predicted in Claimed, Aislin Ferry and Jason Moros, respectively Charon of the Ferrys and Lord of the Kere. They are both struggling to keep their power over their respective empires. While Aislin has to deal with family politics, Jason also has his own, quite different, family issues as one or more of his sisters are plotting against him and his Kere and he doesn't...