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Elements: Book One of the Complete Crystal Series – Book Review

Author name (if different): Nia Markos

Name of the book: Elements: Book One of the Complete Crystal Series

Genre of the book: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy

Book synopsis: Alexa is discovering that her whole life has been a lie. As her nineteenth birthday approaches, her true identity is revealed. The incredible world of witchcraft and Otherworlds come to light. Pulled into a prophecy centuries old, her existence takes a turn for the surreal. As well as having to save all worlds, the choice of who to love is presumably not hers.

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Throwback Thursday – Shadows of Atlantis

shadows of atlantis

 

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

Shadows of Atlantis

Author: Mara Powers

Summary: Atlantis is a luxurious paradise run by crystal technology built in alignment with nature. For thousands of years, Atlanteans have powered their cities with a Crystal Grid fed by psychic mindlight. But the Grid has been infiltrated by parasitic shadows that feed off the negative emotions of humans – an epidemic called “the madness.”

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Editorial Review – Think Before You Ink

 

Title: Think Before You Ink and Other Cautionary Tales

Author: Alison Bossert

Genre: Essays, Humor, and Satire

This short volume features twenty-one stories and essays, some humorous, some serious, but all lighthearted, pithy, and amusing. They share a common point-of-view—that of a single career woman who has come to value time and relationships more than technology or possessions—but the settings encompass the globe, from Moscow to California, Japan to Long Island, Vietnam to the Bahamas.

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Bargain Book of the Week – Cursed by Magic

 

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

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Immerse yourself in the riveting world of vampires, shifters, mages, witches, ghosts, mediums, angels, and all things magic.

A thrilling collection of the finest in urban fantasy. Sit back and binge on five full-length novels that will have you on the edge-of-your-seat. Romance, magic, mystery, and shocking twists that will leave you breathless.

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Walls of Silence – Book Review

 

Rating: 5/5

This book is amazing. The topic of abuse is not something you want to think much about. It is mostly hidden behind a wall of silence and if it gets public attention, it’s usually garish sensationalism. Not so in this book. It is completely beyond me how the author managed to write about severe abuse – both as a child and as an adult woman – without it being garish and shocking. The atmosphere is one of quiet pain and that gets under your skin.

I could not put the book down and read it in one go deep into the night. I have read things like this before, but usually I either mentally squeeze my eyes shut and hurry through to get it over with or I want to scream with outrage. Here, I found myself trapped right along with Maria in the wide-eyed disbelief that this could really be happening, enduring the suffering with her.

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Throwback Thursday – The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

readers of broken wheel recommend

 

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

A book about reading . . . a book about a reading obsession . . . a book about a woman who would rather read than do just about anything else, who almost requires books just to survive?  Sounds like my kind of book.  In fact, it almost sounds like it might be about me (although my horses, my dogs, music and hiking give the books a run for their money on most days too).

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Editorial Review – With Eyes Wide Open

 

Title: With Eyes Wide Open

Author: Kelly J. McMullin

Genre: Mystery

With Eyes Wide Open by Kelly J. McMullin is an exciting and thrilling mystery. The story focuses on the main character, Sam Brodie. She is the Police Chief of Cherokee Falls. During a ground-breaking ceremony, she plunks her shovel into a buried skull. This launches into an investigation into the death.

Sam solves that mystery quickly and it turns out there was actually no foul play. It could seem like the story ends there, but this was just a prelude to the real excitement. Sam quickly interrupts an armed robbery and in doing so solves a case she has been working on. Sam carries out her Police Chief duties and solves several other problems around town.

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Editorial Review – Strutting and Fretting

 

Title: Strutting and Fretting

Author: Kevin McKeon

Genre: Fiction General, Fiction Coming of Age

Bob—with an untested theater degree—settles into a coveted position with a summer repertory theater in California. He comes with baggage though, as his young marriage has already been rocked by infidelity. With half the country separating Bob from his estranged wife, Gina, he has just the summer to figure himself out and determine what he wants out of life, relationships and his career.

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