“Lesson Plan for Murder” by Lori Robbins!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this murder mystery!

Lesson Plan for Murder

 Lesson Plan for Murder
~Author: Lori Robbins
~Released: November 2017
~Publisher: Barking Rain Press
~Length: 228 Pages
~Genres: Adult Fiction, Cozy Mystery, Women’s Fiction, Chick-Lit
 
No one sheds any tears when overbearing English teacher Marcia Deaver is found dead in her classroom. Some staff members speculate it was a heart attack, or perhaps a suicide, but Liz Hopewell knows that no self-respecting member of the Valerian Hills English Department would kill herself without leaving behind a perfectly penned suicide note, complete with detailed footnotes and obscure literary references.
 
After the police begin investigating the death as a murder, Liz finds Marcia’s mysteriously coded lesson plans. Convinced they hold the key to identifying the murderer, normally risk-averse Liz finds herself obsessed with solving the crime.
 
Despite repeated requests to stay out of it from both her husband and the very fine-looking detective assigned to the case, Liz persists in pursuing the murderer down a sordid trail of infidelity, blackmail, and Shakespeare conspiracy theories.
 
When additional staff members are poisoned, Liz realizes that her clandestine pursuit has spooked the murderer—and she is likely next on the list. Can Liz expose the murderer before she becomes the next victim?

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“Only If” by Ariana R. Cherry!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this psychologically thrilling novella!

Only If

 Only If
~Author: Ariana R. Cherry
~Released: September 9th 2016
~Length: 52 Pages
~Genres: Novella, Psychological Thriller, Drama
“Only If” tells the horrific tale of Billy, who has gone crazy from sitting in a jail cell for years and blamed for the murder of his wife… Throughout the years, he relives that specific night, when he lost his beloved wife, Clara. Stuck in a jail cell, locked away from everyone who had loved him and a memory that continues to haunt him each waking day. To most, he looks and sounds to be a crazy lunatic murderer, but deep down, Billy is just a scarred man with graphic disturbing memories that carry him to the edge of his sanity. Written in a poetic epic style, “Only If” will surely entice the reader to join Billy down memory lane and experience the tragedy that brought him to this very moment in life.

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“Dreadmarrow Thief” by Marjory Kaptanoglu!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this epic adventure, perfect for any fan of sci-fi fantasies!

Dreadmarrow Thief

The Conjurer Fellstone, #1

 Dreadmarrow Thief
~Author: Marjory Kaptanoglu
~Released: October 9th 2017
~Length: 225 Pages
~Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult

 

SEEKING LOVE, REVENGE, AND A CURE FOR DEATH…
 
In this thrilling fantasy adventure, sixteen-year-old Tessa Skye shapeshifts into a sparrow using a windrider—a forbidden magical amulet. When she accidentally reveals herself to the wicked Conjurer Lord Fellstone, the tyrant has her papa killed. Overcome by guilt and remorse, Tessa sets out for the castle to steal Fellstone’s Dreadmarrow, his most prized magical artifact, which has the power to restore life. She’s joined by Calder, searching for his lost love, and Ash, whose growing attraction to Tessa distracts from his plan to avenge his murdered twin.
 
Dreadmarrow Thief is an enchanting coming-of-age story about a girl who seeks to wield great power, only to learn it comes at a terrible price.
“The quest narrative is exciting and compelling… a work of classic fantasy.” -The BookLife Prize
 
“A novel that celebrates life and love the way only the best fantasy tales can.” -Kirkus Reviews

“An Unlikely Company” by Tyler R. Lee!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this epic fantasy, fit for any fan of Tolkien!

An Unlikely Company

The Nether Gate Trilogy, Book 1

 Unlikely Company
~Author: Tyler R. Lee
 
~Released: September 30th, 2017
~Length: 248 Pages
~Genres: Fantasy, Action
 
For nearly a century, the country of Oriod has been at peace. However, dark tidings now threaten to tear it all apart as an evil organization known as the Order of the Fallen Light seeks to free their imprisoned master from her cage in the Nether. Woden, a prideful half-orc, Baelor, a surly dwarf, Jokkoa, a whimsical goblin sorceress, and Amrynn, a paranoid elf and her tiger companion are thrown together by chance. With more than a bit of reluctance, the four loners stumble upon this evil plot and discover they may be the land’s only hope, much to their annoyance.

 

At the request of the wizened wizard Grindor, the unlikely company set out to find the four artifacts that defeated the order in the past before the enemy finds them first. However, not only do they have to contend with the dark forces hot on their trail, but also with the complications brought on by their own mistrust in each other. The dark mages, goblin raiders, zealot cultists, and territorial elementals may be the death of them all, if they don’t kill each other first.

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“State of Emergency” by Mary Hallberg!

Hiya guys and dolls! New review today, perfect for zombie and horror fans! It’s a fairly new release, but seems to be a fan favorite already! Check it out, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

State of Emergency

 State of Emergency
~Author: Mary Hallberg
 
~Released: September 26th 2017
~Length: 158 Pages
~Genres: Horror, Suspense, Young Adult
 
17-year-old Dallas Langdon is fighting off zombies with a pizza cutter.
 
Dallas has always loved zombie movies. But when she catches a real live (erm, dead) musician eating a man’s intestines backstage after the show, she knows her movies have become a reality. And what do characters in zombie movies do? Seek shelter. Fortunately, Dallas’s eccentric uncle owns a farmhouse in Chattanooga, an eight hour drive from New Orleans. It’s on top of a steep mountain, surrounded by electric fences, and cut off from the worlds of the living and the dead.
 
Dallas’s parents, still safe at home, laugh at her idea over the phone. Her friends only agree to join her because it’s fall break and they could use a mini vacation anyway.
 
But then Dallas’s best friend is killed by a zombie horde when they’re attracted to her ringing cell phone. Civilians think their reanimated loved ones simply have the flu, leaving them alive (well, undead) and rapidly increasing the zombies ranks. And since minors can’t buy guns, Dallas’s only weapon is a giant industrial pizza cutter she swipes from a gas station. George A. Romero never mentioned anything like this. With one friend dead and no zombie survival guides to help her, Dallas and her friends must get to Chattanooga before joining the ranks of the undead themselves.
 

“Beyond the Vale” by Kerry Alan Denney!

Hiya peeps! There’s a new release for all you fantasy lovers out there, who enjoy stories of the beyond! Check out this after-death tale, and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below! Do you believe in life after death?

Beyond the Vale

 Beyond the Vale
~Author: Kerry Alan Denney


~Released: December 23rd 2017
~Length: 285 Pages
~Genres: Adult Fiction
 
There’s no rest for the weary in the afterlife: We all must earn our passage to the next world — or pay the ultimate price.
 
Logan Leonard comes to his senses with his memory full of holes, and a half-familiar woman asks him if he remembers how and why he died. She tells him he must earn his passage to the next level, leads him through doorways to impossible places with surreal landscapes and bizarre inhabitants, and sends him into pictures that are portals to his past. Logan meets his spirit guide in the form of a friendly dog, finds and then loses the woman of his dreams, and battles a madman who has enslaved the entire populace of the afterlife world.
 
Then shadows come to claim Logan, and suddenly the stakes are his own immortal soul–and the souls of everyone he loves. All he has to do to earn his passage is rescue the woman of his dreams, defeat the shadows and their master, and correct the mistakes he made that ruined his life. If he fails, everyone will burn.
 
Because the punishment for failure is a one-way ticket to Hell.

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“Return to Echo Woods” by Lucky Maxwill!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a new review for you today, of a middle-grade story full of charm and magic. Check it out, and be sure to let me know what you think of it in the comments below!

Return to Echo Woods

 Return to Echo Woods
~Author: Lucky Maxwill
 
~Released: November 27th, 2017
 
~Publisher: Balboa Press
 
~Length: 152 Pages
 
~Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Young Adult
 

Return to Echo Woods is the introductory tale of people, animals, and adventures in fictional Loral County in Missouri. This rural area is a place where normal activities are not exactly as they appear because of a clever elf named Sam, who has hidden agendas and is only visible to a select population. He is especially perplexing to newcomer Audry Merryweather, a young woman who moves to Echo Woods to take ownership of her family’s historical homestead. Here she unwittingly becomes an accomplice in Sam’s efforts to shelter and provide forever homes for animals. But, she is not alone. Sam is quite resourceful and has many allies with diverse talents—everybody from an animal control officer to a youth home coordinator and even a red-tailed hawk. Altogether, they combat bullies, overcome challenges, and provide a community where all can call home. 


Woven within this tale are historical and geographical Missouri references that are hyperlinked to web resources. These offer superior supplemental reading materials for students and educators alike. Subtle humanitarian messages regarding animal welfare and culture, as well as Missouri history, make this a value-added book for young readers.

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“Starry Messenger” by Ethan Howard!

Hiya peeps! Sci-fi fans have another option today, with this new review. Apparently it’s sci-fi week on Desert Rose Reviews! Check this one out, and see what you think!

Starry Messenger

Opportvnvs Adest, #1

 Starry Messenger
~Author: Ethan Howard


~ReleasedMarch 15th 2017
 
~Length: 146 Pages
 
~Genres: Sci-Fi, Spirituality
 
 
In 2018, war has been eliminated. Crime greatly reduced. Poverty and homelessness is a thing of the past. Things are so good, that many have dared to call it paradise.
 
Then a powerful and enigmatic stranger comes to Earth with a message: 
 
“What you believe is false.”
“What you know is wrong.”
 
Humans have been manipulated since the dawn of man by shadowy forces. Nothing is what it appears to be and dark times are on the horizon. Everything transpiring on the planet is merely a precursor to unspeakable horrors destined to occur in the year 2020.
 
The world is headed for its end days while the battle-weary stranger struggles with his feelings for an Earth woman, his duty, and a past shrouded in mystery. In the meantime, evil forces operate with impunity and gain a greater stranglehold on the planet.
 
The arrival of this starry messenger will either save Earth or accelerate its destruction………….. 

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