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Book Review: ‘Rogue’ by Tonya Coffey

Title: Rogue (A Valkyrie Tale Book 1)

Published: 29th January 2017

Author: Tonya Coffey

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Synopsis:

Clytie, a Valkyrie, finds herself questioning Odin’s orders when Psyche comes for a shape-shifting panther, Storm. He rescues Clytie from a giant and something inside of her changes. A spark ignites; triggering an emotion Valkyries are forbidden to experience. Following her new feelings, she turns her back on all she knows to be with Storm. However, she knows it’s only a matter of time before Odin puts a price on their heads.

Odin furious with his Valkyrie for disobeying him, and proving the Well right, accepts the War is coming and Clytie will be the goddess who dethrones him, unless her sister stops her first.

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2018 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book with a beautiful cover. Well it is purple and that’s my favourite colour so kind of gives it an edge. Warriors, wolves, shifters, gods of war and Valkyrie’s alike must come together to fight the battle that’s brewing. Odin must be stopped and it looks like they are just the ones to do it.

Clytie seems to have gotten herself in a bit of a tricky situation right from the get go. Luckily it seems that a black panther shifter, Storm, is there to help, seemingly having an overwhelming urge to protect her. Thing is he gets hurt and is near death, near enough for Psyche, Clytie’s sister, to come to take him to be a part of Odin’s army, something Clytie feels compelled to stop. Seems they both want to protect the other but have no idea why. Fate has pulled them together but will it keep them together? Odin might have a few words to say about that.

Clytie knows the moment her sister tells Odin of what she has done the whole of Asgard will come for them. Her sister included, the one she will need to watch out for the most. She might now be a rogue but she’s one with a panther shifter on her side so that has to count for something, right? He’s saved her life in a battle so it’s only fair she save his. Almost like ‘tag you’re it’, next time you save me.

The connection between them is so strong and neither can deny it for long. When the running danger comes too close the heat rises to the surface. A kiss to connect but in the process brings a storm in itself. Clytie was once told of a story about the Valkyrie of the earth – the ultimate Valkyrie. Fearing she is part of it, and not knowing the whole story, she runs from the one person she needs most. She is their goddess, their savior and it’s something she can’t run from.

Seems Psyche has her own protector in Borea, who inadvertently gets himself in hot water so feels the need to protect her from what’s coming. He knows she will follow Odin’s orders but will her love for her sister stop her from completing the mission? Seems when you go out of your way to stop a prophecy from coming true you end up creating the reason for why its meant to happen in the first place. Something Odin should think on with what’s to come. Those who serve must follow orders but what happens when they know they shouldn’t? A battle is coming but which side will come out on top?

Two prophecies for the price of one. Not only was an ultimate Valkyrie promised but also the shifters were told of a great Alpha from Storm’s pride that would lead them. Two prophecies coming together to create the ultimate power couple? A storm is brewing, quite literally, and it’s my favourite colour – purple! What’s not to love?

Interesting mystical world you are thrown into with this one. A journey like none other that is full force forward right from the get go. Fate and prophecies will not be denied and those that go against them will soon see the error of their ways. A battle might be won but the war is still to play for. With Storm by Clytie’s side they can do anything. Let the journey continue.

4.5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Megan’s Munchkins’ by Pamela Foland

Title: Megan’s Munchkins (Megan’s World Book 1)

Published: 21st June 2017

Publisher: Sonny’s Legacy Publishing

Author: Pamela Foland

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorpamelafoland

Twitter: @pamelacfoland

 

Synopsis:

What’s hidden in the darkness of Megan’s closet? Kittens! Four abandoned one-day-old kittens. These helpless babies were starving in the hedges when thirteen-year-old Megan Thompson discovers them and decides on the spot that she must save them. Knowing her parent’s answer to her many pet requests, she decides to raise the kittens in secret. Follow Megan across the next five weeks, as her life becomes an endless cycle of feeding schedules, vet visits, homework, household chores, and sneaking around. Megan’s dreams have come true with her four precious friends, but what will Megan’s parents say about her furry secrets? Will Megan be allow to keep the kittens she loves with all her heart?

 

Review:

A story about taking responsibility for something other than yourself and showing respect and growth in learning new things. She may go about it in the wrong way to start with but Megan does know how to be a good owner to her new kittens.

There was never a question about what Megan was going to do after finding four little day old kittens in a box under a bush. Of course she was going to save them. I would do the same, hands down. She just had to do it secretly due to her parents no pet rule until she could show them she was taking on some responsibilities – housework, chores, helping her parents when asked, along with keeping her grades up at school. Good job that looking after her special fluffballs teachers her that.

Four little munchkins that you will want to just curl up and cuddle with. It’s kitten heaven with these four: Gizmo, Misty, Petey and Chip. A bit of a handful but Megan sees it as well worth it. This book is good at showing the responsibilities of looking after a pet. You have to take care of everything to keep them alive. She may have had to tell a few lies to keep them hidden at the beginning but she definitely took on the role of mother to them.

This is a book for a younger audience but the writing was good and made the story interesting to get through. Kind of got a bit of a Beethoven 2 vibe to it with the part where the three kids are looking after the puppies without their parents finding out. They take on all the four hourly feeds, cleaning them, teaching them to eat and play to help them develop. They had three kids looking after the four pups whereas Megan had to look after and pay for all the kittens’ things herself. Granted kittens are smaller but still a lot of hard work.

This book brought back fun memories of having to look after my cousins own little munchkins. Hand feeding them just like Megan does. Helpless little furballs but they were well worth the work with looking after them.

An interesting starting point to this learning book style series. Good teaching guides for younger kids who are asking about wanting a pet but maybe not quite understanding all that’s involved with looking after them. Having a pet is a huge commitment that has to be taken seriously. If you want one badly enough that you are willing to do the work to look after them then maybe you might just get one.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Release Blitz: ‘Eagle’ by Janie Crouch

 

Title: Eagle
A Linear Tactical Standalone
Author: Janie Crouch
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 30, 2018

 

Blurb

 

Finn Bollinger.

Military codename: EAGLE.

A single dad, a warrior, a hero.

For Charlotte Devereux he’s also the man whose heart she broke years before. And now, he’s her only chance for survival.

When former Special Forces soldier Finn Bollinger is asked to help with an undercover mission, he’s up for the task. His job teaching survival skills to civilians at Linear Tactical keeps him sharp, and he can still handle himself in the field.

But the Army damn well didn’t teach Finn how to handle Charlotte Devereux. She’s back and she’s all sorts of bad news.

Charlotte can’t change the past. Can’t change the choices she made or the fact that they cost her everything. All she can do is endure the fallout. Even if that means putting her future in the hands of Finn, the man who has every right to want to destroy her.

And can in so many more ways than he thinks.

When Finn’s undercover mission goes impossibly wrong, he’ll have to depend on Charlotte’s strength in order to survive. But everyone has a breaking point.

He’s fighting for what’s right.

She’s fighting just to survive…

 

 

 

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USA TODAY bestselling author Janie Crouch writes what she loves to read: passionate romantic suspense.  She is a winner and/or finalist of multiple romance literary awards including the Golden Quill Award for Best Romantic Suspense, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the RITA© Award by the Romance Writers of America.

Janie recently relocated with her husband and their four teenagers to Germany (due to her husband’s job as support for the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years. When she’s not listening to the voices in her head—and even when she is—she enjoys engaging in all sorts of crazy adventures (200-mile relay races; Ironman Triathlons, treks to Mt. Everest Base Camp) traveling, and movies of all kinds.

 

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Release Blitz: ‘Reclaiming Brave’ by Gina Azzi

Title: Reclaiming Brave
Series: The Kane Brothers #3
Author: Gina Azzi

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 29, 2018

 

Blurb

It was supposed to be one night. But then it became so much more. She’s pregnant. 

Sierra:

I never anticipated the two pink lines, the shock of pregnancy, from one night with Denver Kane. Sure, I’ve been hot for him since before he realized I existed. But that doesn’t mean he’s about to become a family man. Even if I’m having his baby.

Denver:

She was off-limits, my little sister’s best friend. Until I crossed the line, not knowing it would change everything. Now she’s pregnant and my future looks different. I want to share in her sunny optimism and believe in new beginnings. Except I’m not cut out for it. Not anymore.

But I can’t walk away from her, from them, and the crazy thing is, I don’t want to.

 

 

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Gina Azzi loved every moment of college – especially her study abroad experiences, internships, and travel adventures! She draws from these experiences to create the storylines for her new adult and contemporary romance books. A passionate reader, frequent globetrotter, and aspiring baker, Gina resides in Canada with her family. Her new series, the Kane Brothers, releases in 2018.

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Release Blitz: ‘Kate’ by Jennifer Hanks

Title: Kate
Series: The Dimarco Series #5
Author: Jennifer Hanks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 26, 2018
Blurb

Disappointment.  Rejection. Loneliness.

Feelings that have been suffocating single mom Kate Miller for years.

Moving to New Hope to raise her six-year-old son is supposed to be a fresh start, a way to put her past in the rearview mirror and focus on the road ahead. She isn’t looking for friendship or a relationship, especially with one very sexy detective who won’t stay out of her life or out of her mind.

No matter how hard she pushes him away.

Luke Dimarco is a man who’s faced his mortality.  After surviving a shooting, in which he was the target of revenge, he understands life is fleeting.  When Kate explodes into his world, showing him a glimpse of a future filled with all the things he craves, he makes the decision to grab a hold and not let go.

Even if it means sacrificing what he already has.

However, a darkness still surrounds the small town of New Hope and they will learn the only way to keep each other safe is to stand together.  Luke will need to show Kate that trust is not just a word, but given to the right person, a promise.

But is it a promise he can keep?

 

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Author Bio
Jennifer Hanks is the author of The Dimarco Series as well as The Elite Securities Series. Her stories are contemporary romance and romantic suspense, all with the underlying message of the power and strength in love. She’s also a sucker for a Happily-Ever-After. Her love of reading and books in general started at a very young age and has steadily grown into a love of writing as well. She admits to being addicted to all things romance and has no plans of quitting her habit. Jennifer lives in Pennsylvania with her two children. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found with her kids at their various activities. Her house is frequently filled with any combination of her children’s friends, nieces, nephews and a variety of pets.


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