The One – John Marrs ★★★★★

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Blurb:
How far would you go to find THE ONE?

One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.

A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…

My Review:
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Why didn’t I read this sooner?
I am totally regretting not bumping this up in my to be read pile after hearing so much about it! The One is brilliant, I haven’t read anything similar to this book. It is a one of a kind book! It is one of those books you try to put down to go to sleep but…

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Book Review: ‘The Couple Next Door’ by Shari Lapena

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m going to be posting my review of Shari Lapena’s novel, ‘The Couple Next Door.’ I really enjoyed every single page, and I just had to review it for you! So, keep reading to discover my thoughts…


image1 (59) image2 (49) ** TRIGGER WARNING ** Contains scenes of a sexual nature, references to acts of physical violence and abduction/kidnapping, and references to various mental illnesses.

‘The Couple Next Door’ was a Sunday Times Bestseller, and was labelled as “The most talked-about thriller of the year [2016].” It is Shari Lapena’s debut thriller novel, and was released in July 2016. Her latest novel, ‘A Stranger In The House,’ is due to be released on the 27th July 2017. Lapena was a lawyer and an English teacher, before she turned to writing fiction. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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When Houses Burn by Lauren Lee

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whenhousesburnRelease Date: August 15th, 2017

This review does not contain any spoilers.

*Thank you to the author for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Goodreads Blurb

Dr. Delilah Hedley is a well-respected Doctor of Psychiatry in a small, affluent city on the East Coast. Despite her professional success, Delilah is physically unable to have children, causing increasing turmoil in her marriage. When Delilah begins seeing a new patient, a man previously accused of murdering his parents, a woman is simultaneously found dead in the river. As the hunt for Jane Doe’s killer intensifies, Delilah falls deeper and deeper for her new patient, despite his dark past. Will the doctor get a taste of her own medicine, or will she find an escape from the flame in time to save her own life?

Personal Thoughts

Im going to get it out of the way and say it now, this…

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Forgotten Books: Books Living in Obscurity: Damaged Souls by Farah Ali

 

Finding forgotten books which are lost to obscurity of the online book store is not a quick or easy task.  By it’s nature, that darkly woven web of carefully crafted search criteria attempts to hide these hidden treasures and give up only the more popular (and thus more likely to sell) reads.

I have chosen a book with no likes or reviews on Amazon.

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I have not read it, so I cannot attest to the quality of the story or writing.  Perhaps some of our avid book readers will revel in the challenge (Amazon link below).

 

About Damaged Souls (quoted from the Amazon page)

A dark and compelling psychological mystery thriller

Agnes Mason is the first. Her body is found in the river—stripped, bathed and expertly tattooed after death. She won’t be the last.

A serial killer with a deadly obsession stalks the city. As the body count ratchets up the police are baffled and without suspects it seems nothing will stop the murderer from striking again…

Tattoo artist Alana Clifton lives for her work using her remarkable talent to ease her loneliness and experience intimate but fleeting connections with her clients.

When a journalist investigating the murders turns up at her studio with a personal agenda, troubled Alana is reluctantly and irresistibly drawn into the macabre deaths and the killer’s twisted mind…

Who will be next?
Hide your tattoos and keep your secrets to yourself.”

 

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The Idea of You

The Idea of YouThe Idea of You by Amanda Prowse

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lucy is a happily married woman who wants a child more than anything. Her husband Jonah is thrilled when Lucy finds out she is pregnant, only to have a miscarriage. This happens again and again and Lucy feels like any women who has experienced a miscarriage feels. This book may be a trigger for those who have had a miscarriage or may stir up old memories. I had a miscarriage a year before I became pregnant with my daughter and remember how I felt when I found out the baby I hoped and dreamed for was gone. I found myself tearing up and very much relating to Lucy’s feelings, so parts were a bit emotional for me but not to the point that I couldn’t continue on reading the book.

I like Lucy’s character, she is a…

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Book Release: “The Gold Son” by Carrie Anne Noble

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Hey friends of Caffeinated Fiction! Today I’m super excited to have a visit from author Carrie Anne Noble to discuss her new release, “The Gold Son.” Read on to see what inspired a story about leprechauns and how you can get your hands on this highly-anticipated YA novel!

Noble-TheGoldSon-24766-FTThank you for being here with us, Carrie Anne. Tell us three interesting (possibly little known?) facts about yourself!

  • I am currently the foster mother of a grumpy but adorable hedgehog called Chuff, while her owner is studying abroad.
  • If you keep me up past nine at night and give me Coke and chocolate, I will become quite silly and prone to fits of giggling. This may or may not be a good idea.
  • While riding the school bus to middle school, my best friend and I used to make up fan fiction about Han Solo, in which he’d always fall madly…

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Book Review: Deceived

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Title: Deceived

Author: Heena Rathore P.

Pages: 350 pages

Plot:How well do you know your loved ones?

A girl struggling to cope with the murders of her mother and five-year-old brother.
A journalist chasing the ghost of a potential serial killer.
A thirteen-year-old girl who slaughtered her parents.
And a revenge-driven psychopath who is about to destroy everyone’s life.

After 9 years, a young writer is still coping with the brutal murders of her mother and five-year-old brother, as she moves into a house of horrors, to start a new life with her lover. Will friends and family be able to redeem Ally out of the impending doom in time? Will her infallible love become the key to the destruction of her already fragile world? Will madness prevail over love; true love over revenge?

Deceived is a gripping psychological thriller that mazes through the deepest, darkest emotions of…

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Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

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“Generally speaking, people tend not to question what they’ve been told was true. Scientists are no different; they’ve just been told a lot more things.”

― Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants

Source: Bolinda Audio Book

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Science Fiction

This book is really interesting.

It begins with an interview with a scientist, Rose Franklin, who relates her childhood memory of stumbling into a pit containing a giant robot hand engraved with an alien script.

As if through an act of fate, the adult Rose who is now a physicist, is assigned to study the hand. She figures out that it is in fact a part of a gigantic female robot that could only have been put on earth by extraterrestrials. She, with the help of a shady ‘Agent Smith’-like interviewer (who remains nameless throughout the book), assembles a team to hunt down the rest of the robot and…

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#ThatDarkestPlace Has Arrived!

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It’s here at last! That Darkest Place: Riverbend Book 3 is now available on Kindle, and will soon be out in print. And I’m so excited, I’m running a One Week Only sale on it, and ALL of my other books, as well. Yep, my characters are celebrating from Riverbend, Florida, all the way to Wake-Robin Ridge, North Carolina! The Painter Brothers, Maggie & Gunn, Sarah & Mac, and even Little Rabbit are putting out the word that this is the best deal you’ll get all year, and a chance to begin each series from the beginning, if you haven’t already done so. 

Starting today, and continuing through Sunday, 5/21, you can download my books at the following prices:

That Darkest Place: Riverbend Book 3 – $2.99
Finding Hunter: Riverbend Book 2$.99
Swamp Ghosts: Riverbend Book 1 $.99

Harbinger: Riverbend Book 3– $.99
A Boy Named Rabbit:…

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Watch You Burn by K.A. Richardson @karichardson77 @Bloodhoundbook @sarahhardy681 #blogtour #bloghounds

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Happy Wednesday! Today it’s my turn to host the blog tour for Watch You Burn by K.A. Richardson which I’ll be reviewing as soon as I’ve told you a little bit about the book!

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Someone is breaking into Fire Investigator, Edina Blaze’s, home and leaving deadly messages.

When Glen Peacock is burned alive, she has to put her own problems aside and attend the location with Crime Scene Manager, Kevin Lang. As the body count rises, Edina’s sister Heather becomes involved. Is it her setting these gruesome fires? Or is she a target too?

Kevin has seen it all in his years on the force, but when a young girl is found burnt to death, even he is shocked. Who is taking pleasure in watching people burn? Why are they doing it? And will they be caught? DI Alistair McKay and the team from North East Police have to…

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