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Book Review – Kiss of the Fey

 

Kiss of The Fey by Charlotte Cyprus

Kate’s rating: 3 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: I was given a reviewer’s copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Kiss of the Fey by Charlotte Cyprus is a fantasy romance novel that follows the relationship of King Xenos and Johara, an illegitimate princess of Blairford. It contains all the key elements of fantasy and romance: magic (in the form of fairies and warlocks), curses, sword fights, and steamy intimacy.

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Letting Go – Book Review

letting go

 

Letting Go by Emily Medlock

At twenty-three years old, Sophie Tyler had always lived, what some would call, a normal life. Growing up in a small Mississippi town, she was popular and beautiful. With plenty of friends and a loving family. Simply breezing through life with nothing to stand in her way. That is, until a tragic accident occurred, leaving her in a position she never thought she would be.

Can she now repair her broken life and fill the seemingly bottomless pit in her ever-aching heart? Faced with racism, unwanted religion, new responsibilities, and grief, Sophie must learn to triumph over her hurdles and put her trust in the exact place she’s been hiding from.

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Editorial Review – Vykup: A Novel of the Koldun

 

Title: Vykup: A Novel of the Koldun

Author: Andi Marchal

Genre: Romance / Fantasy

 

A chance encounter at a Russian Literature course becomes the first step to a world of magic and romance for aspiring writer Kaat Collins. Through her immediate and intense connection with the enigmatic Kolya Orlov, Kaat becomes increasingly involved in the politics, conflict, and divided loyalties of the village of Vykup, a village that is mysterious and familiar at the same time, where no one and nothing is as it seems.

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Saving Her – Book Review

 

Bry Ann’s Saving Her is told in First Person Wistful by Sam, self-sacrificing daughter to a terminally ill mother. She literally knows no other life; she was adopted at 6 years old and her mother fell ill when she was 7. Sam dreams about a time of fun and laughter in her family, a golden age before cancer came, but that feels like the traumatized imaginings of a woman whose childhood was stolen.

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Call Me By Your Name – Book Review

 

I’ve always believed that a book’s power lies in its ability to make it’s readers feel. As someone who’s been both an avid book reader and an extremely emotional person all my life, feeling for the stories I’ve read has never been a problem for me. Its probably why I spent my first 10 years as a reader reading romance novels because they always guaranteed a happy ending; they were probably so far off the mark as far as realism is concerned, but they were relatively painless and angst-free.

This book is not painless and angst-free.

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To Swim Beneath the Earth – Book Review

 

‘Sometimes it’s hard to know what you’re seeing,’ Megan Kimsey remarks as she prepares to fly from Denver to Bogota at the beginning of Ginger Bensman’s ambitious novel. It’s an appropriate statement from a young woman prone not only to premonitions, but also to visions of a past life lived centuries ago in a different culture.

These episodes are naturally interpreted as symptoms of mental illness by Megan’s mother, a physically attractive woman who instinctively colonizes everything and everybody, and whose need to control extends to hiring a dubious psychiatrist to cure her daughter of her hallucinations.

Megan can depend on her father’s love and support, until his loss precipitates a personal crisis and the start of a quest to find the truth about herself. Continue reading To Swim Beneath the Earth – Book Review

Editorial Review – The Shadow Master’s Miss

 

Title: The Shadow Master’s Miss

Author: Barbara St. Raine

Genre: Historical Romance

 

An unexpected and violent intrusion on the Kingsley’s land tears the family apart, leaving four of the children stranded, terrified for their lives and longing for their parents. Tara, the eldest daughter, is forced to fend for her brother and sisters as they are left unarmed and unprepared for the cold world that awaits them. But when the legendary “Shadow Master” accompanies them on their journey, Tara’s burdens become lighter, and her heart is opened. The once traumatic event for the family ends up bringing them even closer together.

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