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Editorial Review – Sophie’s Playlist

 

Title: Sophie’s Playlist: The Gramble Chronicles

Author: Michael Finocchiaro

Genre: Fiction, Action and Adventure, Thriller

This is a meandering, literary-style story spiced with romance, grit, and a touch of adventure as it covers the multiple storylines of three characters—Gramble, Zoe, and Samuel—as they explore a kaleidoscope of human experiences.

On the thriller side, there is the story of Gramble, a member of the Bureau of Indian Affairs who has been investigating Florida tribal ties with the mafia for years. He eventually transfers to the FBI, but he’s still drawn to Miami and the troubles that he feels are hidden just below the polished surface of casinos and “legal business.”

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Editorial Review – Going Gone

 

Title: Going Gone

Author: Abraham Lopez

Genre: Anthology/Alternate History

Going Gone reads as a collection of short-story snapshots of what happens to a variety of Americans after a pivotal leader in the Middle East is assassinated and the blame is placed on the United States. Covering the despair, power plays, and religious fervor such an event could produce, the author creates a believable “end-of-the-world” scenario that plays out with cold accuracy and just a pinch of hope.

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Throwback Thursday: Truth or Date – Book Review

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

Book Review of Truth or Date by Portia MacIntosh

 

My Review:

Truth or Date is the first book by Portia that I’ve ever read and it’s definitely not going to be the last.  I’m in love with 90% of all CarinaUK’s book and authors and this was definitely no exception.  I read the book in 2 days and it was so addicting!

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Terra’s Call – Book Review

Author’s name: P.T.L. Perrin

Book Title: Terra’s Call: Book 1 of the TetraSphere Series

Genre of the book: Teen, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Adventure

Book synopsis: When Jewel Adams discovers that the fate of the world depends on her, she already has enough on her plate. Strange abilities forced her into a life of solitude as a young child, home-schooled and isolated from others. Now in her senior year and in school for the first time, she discovers she’s not alone.

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Bargain Book of the Week – Fake True Love

 

This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.

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He needed a fake girlfriend on his arm, but he got a real lover in his bed, and if they aren’t careful, their passion may just sweep them away. Dana, newly fired from her position at Parker Industries, has no issues telling her former boss, one delicious Cole Parker, just what she thinks of him.

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Why You Might Want an Editorial Review

 

Why You Might Want an Editorial Review

 

Some say reviewers are the lifeblood of publishing these days. It’s the way “word-of-mouth” happens, the way books get sold, and there are many bloggers and book reviewers out there who do unpaid book reviews all the time. So why might you want to fork over your hard-earned money to get an Editorial Review?

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Waiting for Aegina – Book Review

 

Author name: Effie Kammenou

Name of the book: Waiting For Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga

Genre of the book: Women’s Fiction, Family Saga

Book synopsis: Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift…

In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.

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Throwback Thursday: Dear Amy – Book Review

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

Book Review of Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Here is the book blurb.

Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters – but none like the one she’s just received: 

“Dear Amy, 
I don’t know where I am. I’ve been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I’m afraid he’ll kill me. 
Please help me soon, 
Bethan Avery”

Bethan Avery has been missing for years. This is surely some cruel hoax. But, as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public. How is this happening? Answering this question will cost Margot everything . . .

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Caraval – Book Review

 

Caraval by Stephanie Garber 

“Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world.”

Scarlett and Tella are two sisters trapped under the iron fist of their powerful, abusive father on the small island of Trisda, with Scarlett’s seemingly only escape from the cruelty being through an arranged marriage. However, this all changes when the two sisters receive invitations to partake in Caraval, the annual week-long performance in which the audience participates in the show. With the help of Julien, a young sailor, Scarlett and Tella are secretly taken to the show.

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Editorial Review – Uber Diva

 

Title: Uber Diva

Author: Charles St. Anthony

Genre: Humor

Part-memoir, part-guide, Uber Diva is an entertaining look at what it takes to be an Uber driver. Told from the perspective of the self-proclaimed Uber Diva, who is sidelined from the ridesharing business after a drunk driver totals her car and sends her to the hospital, it is helpful in weighing the risks and benefits of becoming a rideshare driver.

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