Author Promo Pal August Reviews

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What a wonderful story! I was enthralled and impressed by the details of whisky making. It was just enough to hold my interest but not so much that I was bored with too much info. And Chloe Tanner is an admirable, strong heroine who takes on the task of saving her family’s failing distillery. She has more than her share of dangerous obstacles thrown at her and seeing the way she dealt with them was a treat. The romance with her competitor provided a lot of conflict. The historical setting was rich and vivid. A truly fabulous read!
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Wow…an early Christmas gift! A Kelly Society Christmas is a unique, creative and very well-written story that expertly blends Christmas and paranormal. The characters felt very ‘real’ and I was happy to take their journey with them. The author created a fantastical world with a richly developed setting and wicked and fascinating creatures. A page turner from beginning to end.
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I absolutely loved, loved, loved this novel. The sisters were all adorable and admirable. The setting was superbly developed and I am enthralled with sea creatures so that was a bonus :). It’s an unusual paranormal and I enjoyed learning about the legend and the gifts of the sisters. Skye and Gabe’s romance was just perfect.  They had conflict but you could also feel the love blooming between them.  A fabulous, compelling romance. Now I need to go back and read the other two in the trilogy. Can’t wait to dive in!
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This is the third book in a series, but it reads well on its own. It’s compelling from the opening and doesn’t let up. The main character, Darrell, is confronted by the ghosts of two children who need help. With lots of conflict, danger and high stakes, this novel is fast-paced and intense. The villains are really evil and I was on the edge of my seat as I rooted for the protagonists to prevail. I truly enjoyed every aspect of this novel.
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Oh wow…I LOVED The Princess’s Knight. Such a unique and well-written story. It’s not every day that a heroine is villainous and the author did an excellent job of pulling it off and making me love Madeline, in spite of her faults. And Carl is a great hero. The setting of the showboat was different and so much fun. Passionate and rife with secrets and angst, The Princess’s Knight is a must read!
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Cherry Shakes in the Park is a delightful, compelling mystery/romance with wonderful characters. I love the town of Bayside, which was so realistic and well-developed, it seemed like a character in the story. Bryson’s angst and struggle as he was torn between an old love and a new love was a fabulous element and I rooted for him to find his Happily Ever After. A short but sweet (literally, with all that yummy ice cream) read that I highly recommend.

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When Rookie cop, Officer Carlson comes upon a murdered woman moments after it happens, he’s tormented that he wasn’t able to stop her killing. As the years go by and he moves up in the force, he can’t get the woman out of his mind and is determined, no matter how long it takes, to find the person who did it. Gone but not Forgotten is an excellent police procedural. I could really feel how important it was to the main character to get justice for a woman he didn’t even know. Really wonderful read!

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APP REVIEW:

What better way to be inspired as an author than to learn from other authors? This book is a well-written compilation of stories by authors who have gone through the process and have imparted their wisdom to others. Not only is it informative, it’s also entertaining. Highly recommend!

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I love football and enjoyed this story about a former football star and the woman he let slip away years earlier. An excellent second-chance romance. It kept me turning pages hoping these two would find their way to their happily ever after. I enjoy a romance with a good conflict, and this one had a great one.

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APP REVIEW:
I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. The novel is imaginative and humorous. I loved following along with the main character and all his troubles and the situations he found himself in. The talking dog was a great character. If you want a unique and engaging read, check out I Just Wanted a Beer.
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APP REVIEW:

Romance, danger, twists, and a Civil War ghost…what more could you want? Precious Treasures is fantastic! The small town setting was so well-developed I could actually see, hear and smell it. The characters were sympathetic and believable and my heart broke for Janie. There were many twists I did not see coming and I couldn’t turn pages fast enough. A truly wonderful read!

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APP REVIEW:

I enjoyed this trip into decades past. The ‘commune’ felt so vivid and real. The cast of characters is interesting and well-developed. I was immersed in the story and the details were wonderful. A unique and compelling story.

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APP REVIEW:

GREAT Western Romance. The heroine, Felicity, had a tough decision to make, but she courageously did the right thing. The hero, Butch, was not a cookie cutter romance hero, but I loved him. The author did a great job of making them both seem so real and relatable. The Western setting was fantastic. Everything seemed so authentic. The consequences of Felicity’s actions make for an intense ride and created a compelling page-turning experience. Loved it!

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APP REVIEW:

I saw where this book won first place in the National Excellence in Storytelling contest and I can see why. Wow. Not only is the premise unique and compelling, the execution is flawless. Allison is painted as a sympathetic character but is by no means helpless. After her experimental eye surgery, Allison is inexplicably able to see dragons. The story becomes so intense and fascinating after that point, that it’s difficult to put down. The author did a great job with the YA ‘voice’ and Allison seemed like a typical teenager, but she ends up having an extraordinary adventure and following her on that adventure was so much fun. Highly recommend.

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APP REVIEW:

I was captivated with this book from the opening and it kept my interest throughout. Phil is a great character who suffers some unfortunate events and then decides to leave town to get away from the fallout. When he picks up a hitchhiker in Oklahoma (where I live, so I was especially interested in the setting), things take some crazy turns. All sorts of twists will keep you guessing until the very end. Truly unique and enjoyable novel!

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APP REVIEW:

Love, love the setting, characters, the plot, and…everything. Such a wonderful, sexy, emotional read. It was a unique and refreshing change that the heroine was the one who rescued the hero. She was a strong, smart, capable woman. Loved the hero as well…he was sexy and funny and kind. They were both fantastic characters. The writing was engaging and vivid. Excellent book!

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APP REVIEW:

Yikes…a delightfully dark and frightening tale of wicked creatures–demons and shapeshifters, doesn’t get much scarier than that–and a team of hunters who are trying to stop them. The team members have issues of their own they’re dealing with, but they are strong enough to rise above. I have read the other books in this series and each one is unique and spooky and imaginitive. I really admire the author’s creativity and his penchant for the dark side.

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