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Book Review: ‘Doctor-Patient Confidentiality Volume Three’ by Eme Strife

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Title: Doctor-Patient Confidentiality Volume Three

Published: 5th December 2014

Publisher: (Eme)nded Publishing

Author: Eme Strife

Facebook: www.facebook.com/emestrifeauthor

Twitter: @emestrife

Synopsis:

Two very different people.
One scandalous proposition.
Endless possibilities…

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My feet are immediately frozen in place, almost as if they’ve been physically cemented to the floor. My legs feel foreign, like a pair of oversized ice blocks, their weight suddenly too heavy for the rest of my body.

A surge of ice shoots through them and flares throughout the rest of my body, making an especially notable impact as it slithers through my spine, and I know it’s not because of the onslaught of cold wind now blowing over me.

Icy blue eyes keep me paralyzed and mute for several moments, and I swear my voice just left with the last gust of wind that came my way.

I feel my eyelids stretching themselves to the point of discomfort in an effort to accommodate the quickly-widening eyeballs within them. I’m even unable to blink as I behold the tall, imposing man standing at my grandmother’s doorstep.

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This is the third book in this series.

Rated 17+
This series contains mature and adult content (nudity, graphic sex, and strong language). Because of its explicit nature, it is intended for mature audiences only. Reader discretion is advised.

Review:

Now things have started to get a bit more interesting. You start with Ramona being somewhat shocked by Dr Frosts appearance at her grandfathers memorial, even more so when its clear her grandmother doesn’t know him. What’s more interesting is that Liam and him seem to know each other and not in a friendly way. There has to be an interesting story between them. I can just tell that Liam is going to be some kind of snake with the vibe that’s coming off him but will have to wait and see.

So after the emotional day Ramona has had all she wants is to sleep but when she comes across some letters her grandmother has been hiding that’s the last thing she can do. Seems she needs money more than ever and not just for her medical expenses. This reason alone leads her to make a decision that will lead her down a road she never thought she’d go. While going down this road she bumps into another side character and this helps create a good sub plot within the main story. Nicole a work colleague might have just the answer she’s looking for with the money front and Rainbow is the key. Love the interaction between them with how she is trying to get her so far out of her comfort zone to even be able to consider this. So far out that she has to talk herself round at one point to see it through. Its at this point where we bump into a certain someone with blue eyes and I have a feeling I know she’s going to catch his eye from then on. She may get the job but I have a feeling it will come with only one client. One that might want to keep her but we will have to wait and see. Angry eyes or smouldering eyes, I can’t decide what she’ll see. What ones do you think he will show first?

Much more interaction between characters this time around, which I liked more as you are starting to see it evolve into something interesting, especially with the sub plots. Cliff hanger ending again but that’s the style of the series and if you didn’t think he was going to appear while she was at a certain type of party then you must be blind. This may be a recurring theme though that she always bumps into him at the end. Hope it changes up a little or it may be a bit repetitive.

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4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Release Blitz: ‘Beastly’ by Michelle Irwin

Title: Beastly
Series: Phoebe Reede: The Untold Story #3
Author: Michelle Irwin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Blurb
Not all things are exactly as they appear.Beau Miller thought his happily ever after had returned in the form of the girl with the seafoam eyes. He never expected a second heartbreak at her hand.

When her father, Declan Reede, turns up with murder in his eyes, Beau discovers that the break-up might not have been what it seemed. He must solve the mystery if he’s to find his girl.

How can he and Declan rescue their princess when she’s been taken by someone with beastly intentions? And will they make it in time?

**Due to strong language and sexual content not intended for anyone under the age of 18. Some books in this series contain content, including sexual assault and violence, that may trigger emotional distress in some readers.**

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Author Bio

Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.

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Release Blitz: ‘Don’t Speak’ by Katy Regnery

Title: Don’t Speak
Series: Modern Fairytale #5 (Standalone)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017

 

Blurb

From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.

In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party she helps to cater.

Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.

Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.

All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.

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A MODERN FAIRYTALE COLLECTION

 

Don’t Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now (FREE!)
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now (99c!)
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – new release
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available late-2017

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Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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Book Review: ‘Skeletons of Us’ by Anne Malcom

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Title: Skeletons of Us (Unquiet Mind Book 2)

Published: 2nd September 2016

Author: Anne Malcom

Facebook: www.facebook.com/annemalcomauthor

Synopsis:

Love can be a beautiful thing.

It can fill up your life with the warmth of its embrace and spread to every corner of your mind.

It can quiet your soul.

But when that love turns wrong, it twists and warps into something bitter and unrecognizable.

The pain of it promises unyielding noise in place of that half-remembered silence.

Lexie has lived with this pain for four years, pouring it into music that transformed Unquiet Mind into the most famous rock band in the world.

But fame can also turn ugly, curl into that bitter version of love and endanger everything Lexie holds dear.

The moment Lexie’s life is threatened, he comes back to ensure she stays alive.
Killian.

He’s not just back to save her life, he’s back to save her soul and to claim what’s his.

Problem is, someone else already considers Lexie his, and he’ll kill to make sure she stays that way.

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book about music or musicians. Broken hearts and souls on both sides with Lexie and Killian so lets hope second time around is the last. Have to agree with one thing Killian said about how easily she believed five minutes of lies after two years of truth with him constantly telling her how much she meant to him. As soon as she really accepts this she can finally see why he did it. Doesn’t mean he wasn’t a complete plank for doing it in the first place. He’s older now and has one thing on his mind, getting his girl back. More so than ever before when he finds out a crazy stalker is after her.

Killian went to a darker place as a way to cope – or in this case not cope – with his feelings after they split. Lexie on the other hand just shut down emotionally. Living but not really existing for four years. Something big needed to happen to get them back in the same room let alone State. That happens to be when a crazy ass stalker breaks into her place and attacks her and her friend/bodyguard. Guess they thought they were safe behind locked doors but this guy is crafty and seems to get close without any effort. Not that she knew at first she was in a bit if danger. It seems her bandmates thought it wise to keep the creepy letters away from her but this guy has stepped up his game. After phoning the police there’s really only one person Lexie would call and that’s Zane. When you get to see his side of the conversation on Killian’s POV you see just how much he loves her as a daughter. Well him and Killian too. Should take four hours to get from Amber to Lexie but Killian does it in two. He’s going to protect his girl and no one and nothing is going to stop him. She’s always been his; he just has to make her see it again.

The first time Lexie spots Killian at the hospital time almost stops. You can tell she just wants to run to him as she’s scared but another type of fear and shock stop her. Well that and her boys make it very clear he’s not welcome – not that that’s going to make him leave. Seems as soon as Zane and him know the whole story their only thought is to protect her. Zane would stay but with her mum being pregnant again he knows she’d then stay and would fine out the truth about the attacker. After almost loosing her the first time you can see he wants to wrap her up in cotton wool. This means Killian is staying and he makes it clear that he has every intension of putting a bullet in the stalkers head. Tensions are running high between them and you can see how much she is fighting and hurting by being near him again. They need each other to heal but it seems they both need to break to start the process. She’s good at ignoring him to begin with but its not long before she is tempted. Love the club scene when she’s like “Fuck it, I’m going to have the cupcake” you’ll know what I mean when you get to it. But it’s when she sings the song Skeletons of Us (a song they never sing live) at a show that makes them both snap. Hello heated fun in her dressing room! Passion overloads but after the haze falls fear of the past and being hurt again makes her run. She should learn by now that no matter how far she runs he will always follow and bring her back. When the past is faced they can start building something new but the little issue of the stalker is still there no matter how much they want to stay in their bubble. Seriously hot off the charts chemistry between these two. That clearly isn’t an issue when trying to find a way to make it work. He brings her back to life again just like she does for him.

Love her bandmates. Sam and Wyatt clearly love all the groupie attention they get now they are famous. Noah is a bit more reserved, mainly due to not coming out yet. Four years changes a lot but that group is still as strong as ever. Love the catch up with Zane and Mia and others from the club. It might be the world Killian wanted to keep her from so she could reach her dreams but it’s the world she belongs in with him. She’s back where she belongs with whom she belongs. Lets just hope it stays that way. Loved these characters right from the start. Such a gripping story that will keep you hooked right until the end. There is nothing they wouldn’t do for each other and I do mean nothing.

Oh side note the tattoos he has done are brilliant and I love her reaction when she sees them. She’s soon starting to realise that no matter where she was physically she was always with him in his heart and soul. Their love was so intense when they were younger and I’m glad Killian admits to being a stupid kid for letting her go. But he’s a man now, one that has no intention of ever letting her go again. The two of them against the world, just as it’s meant to be. He definitely redeems himself here and goes back to being awesome boyfriend again.

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5 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Book Tour: ‘The Magician’s Workshop’ by Christopher Hansen and J.R. Fehr

About the Books:

 

The Magician’s Workshop, Volume One

 

Authors: Christopher Hansen, J.R. Fehr

Published by: Wondertale, California

Publication Date: November 8, 2016

ISBN: 1-945353-11-2

ASIN: B01MQGHGBH

Genre: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Magic

Ages: 12 and up.

Length: 85,000 words / 290 pages

Book Links:

Amazon * Goodreads

 

Synopsis:

Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: whatever they imagine can be brought into existence. Whoever becomes a master over these powers is granted the title of magician and is given fame, power, riches, and glory. This volume of books follows the journey of a group of kids as they strive to rise to the top and become members of the Magician’s Workshop.

Layauna desperately wants to create beautiful things with her magical powers, but all she can seem to do is make horrible, savage monsters. For years she has tried to hide her creations, but when her power is at last discovered by a great magician, she realizes that what she’s tried to hide might actually be of tremendous value.

Kai just wants to use his powers to have fun and play with his friends. Unfortunately, nearly everyone on his island sees him as a bad influence, so he’s forced to meet them in secret. When one of the creatures they create gets out of control and starts flinging fireballs at their town, Kai is tempted to believe that he is as nefarious as people say. However, his prospects change when two mysterious visitors arrive, praising his ability and making extraordinary promises about his future.

Follow the adventures of Kai, Layauna, and a boatload of other characters as they struggle to grow up well in this fantastical world.

The Magician’s Workshop, Volume Two

Authors: Christopher Hansen, J.R. Fehr

Print Length: 273 pages

Publisher: Wondertale

Publication Date: November 22, 2016

ASIN: B01N988TW7

Genre: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Magic

Ages: 12 and up.

Book Links:

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Synopsis:

Return to the world of The Magician’s Workshop: Where Dreams Become Reality.

In Volume Two, the Festival of Stars has finally arrived, and the Color Ceremony is about to commence. As children from all over the islands gather to stand before a puller, one question remains: who will have a Color, and who will be found void?

Rejoin your favorite characters as they step forward and receive a label that will have the power to dramatically alter the course of their lives forever.

 

About the Authors:

 

Christopher Hansen

The first glimmering Chris Hansen had that there was far more to reality than he had ever imagined occurred six days after his ninth birthday. “Christopher!” cried a wise, old sage. “Life is full of deep magic. Miraculous things happen all the time and all around us, if you know where to look for them.” Full of expectation and childlike optimism, Chris began searching for this magic, prepared to be surprised and amazed by it. And he was: he found Wonder! Now he’s chosen to write stories about it.

 

 

J.R. Fehr

When J.R. Fehr popped out of the womb, he knew there was more to the world than the four boring hospital walls that he was seeing. “Zango!” his newborn mind exclaimed as he saw people appear and disappear through a mysterious portal in the wall. As a child he found life wowtazzling, but as he grew older the cold water of reality hit him, and the magic he once knew vanished. After spending some wet and shivering years lost in a joyless wasteland, he once again began to see magic in the world. He writes because the Wonder of true life is far grander than anything he ever thought possible.

 

 

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