“Frost Legacy” by Jessica Reed!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this new paranormal adventure, filled with shape-shifting werewolves, fae, magic, and danger.

Frost Legacy

 

The Inheritance

 

 Frost Legacy
~Author: Jessica Reed
 
~Released: October 23rd, 2017
~Length: 285 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

 

How do you fight fate? Her options are disappearing and her resolve is waning. Will she continue to fight until the end even when all seems hopeless? Will she succumb to the evil of the world because it’s easier or will she be the light people need her to be? 
 
Orphaned at the age of five when her parents were tragically murdered, Kitra Frost thought she had faced her hardest parts of her life with their deaths and finding out she was a Dire Wolf shifter. She never knew her toughest battle would find her when old wounds were finally healing. 
 
Secrets kept hidden from her mask a power the world has never seen. She’s not safe anymore and someone is coming for her. 
 
Receiving help from some new friends and a group of extremely dangerous and handsome Rangers from the Dire Wolf pack, she knows what has to be done. 
 
Together, they would take on the worst enemy the Supernatural community had ever faced. 
 
Her name is Kitra Frost. She’s the key and the gate will not be opened. 

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Goodbye 2017!!

Hiya peeps!

Can you believe we’re about to start a new year? I sure can’t!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this year has been crazy! I’ve had my share of adventures, and am both excited and nervous to see what next year holds. I’m going to focus on the excited part though – much more fun that way. 😉

Desert Rose Reviews has come back stronger than ever, and I’m loving it! We reviewed over 80 books this year alone, with the majority of those being in the second half of the year. I’m hoping to have more than a hundred reviewed in 2018, and can’t wait to read some of the amazing books we’ve already got scheduled!

I’ve got some big plans in store for this blog, as well as some other businesses and projects I’ll be introducing to you guys next year, and I’d love it if you’ll join me for another year of book love and fun!

Thanks to everyone who’s followed me this far, and I hope you have a fantastic 2018! Let’s send 2017 off with some good vibes, spread some joy and love, and go into this next year with smiles!

Wishing you all well!

Cheers!

~Rose & Ken
@Desert Rose Reviews

“Shattered Roses” by E.L. Parfitt!

Hiya peeps! Fairy-Tale Retelling today, for Beauty and the Beast! Check it out, and be sure to let me know your favorite retellings in the comments – I could use more recommendations! =D

Shattered Roses

 Shattered Roses
~Author: E.L. Parfitt
 
~Released: April 24th 2017
 
~Length: 79 pages
 
~Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fairy-Tale Retelling
 
A book for all Beauty and the Beast fans! A contemporary retelling viewed through the eyes of a teenager. Sixteen year old Megan wants to be a doctor. When Megan volunteers at a residential home she meets Lady. Lady tells a fragmented and confusing story of a duke who never aged; his fate tied to the roses that grew in his garden. As Megan hears more of Lady’s tale she is intrigued to know whether the duke existed or if he is a figment of Lady’s imagination. As Megan embarks on unravelling the mystery of the beast a hidden family secret emerges… will it shatter her life forever?

“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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“Arklight” by J.M. Myrick!

Hiya peeps! I’m super stoked to share this book with you, because I just loved it! It’s been a while since I found a book I truly fell in love with, but this one was awesome!

Check out my review, and be sure to add it to your reading lists – you won’t want to miss this one! =D

Arklight

Operation Nightfall

Arklight
~Author: J.M. Myrick
~Released: October 4th 2017
~Length: 266 Pages
~Genres: Historical, Christian, Adventure, Conspiracy
 
The United States’ most formidable secret unit impacts the past creating a line through history, revealing that God exists independent of time. Seventy-three years after World War II, while on a mission to capture the world’s most wanted terrorist, Arklight’s Spear Team, led by genius historian Navy SEAL Captain John Steadman, discovers a remarkable Nazi conspiracy. Through a supernatural phenomenon, the small Arklight team teleports to 1943 Bizerte, Tunisia, one day into the allied assault on the city. The team’s interactions with a group of Navy Raiders in World War II lead them to discover the Nazi plans for an atomic bomb and a weapon of Christ, known as the Titulus Crucis. 
 
The Navy Raiders discover a powerful truth through faith, which binds them to America’s most modern and formidable warriors conceived to date. Historical figure Ensign John Bell and his small band of Raiders soon experience Arklight’s ability to wage all out warfare against the Nazi death-machine. In 1943, Hitler’s hope to rule the world stands on the fringe of reality, but the Arklight team’s encounter with a powerful force enables them a chance to alter destiny itself. The coveted mysteries of Christ are unveiled, and the team soon discovers the forces of darkness have a larger more ominous plan in play. 

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“Viral Spark” by Martin McConnell! Sci-Fi Adventure!

Hiya peeps! If you’re a sci-fi fan, this is definitely a book you’ll want to discover. Check out my review, and let me know what  you think in the comments below!

Viral Spark

 Viral Spark
~Author: Martin McConnell


~ReleasedDecember 14th 2017
~Publisher: Gecko Print Publishing
~Length: 215 Pages
~Genres: Sci-fi, Adult Fiction, Adventure
 
The world has become a place of comfort, where a shopping trip means heading to the first floor to collect new food tubes for the printer. Menial tasks, like cleaning up or cooking, are relegated to robots, and Robert’s job while finishing school is to maintain them. With only three classes remaining, he’s hoping for something better. 
 
Then everything starts to glitch: 
the robots, the building, and even the people. 
 
What starts as glitchy videos, misbehaving touch-screens, and random fighting, grows into a race against time to fix the problem before it escalates. Maybe he can land a cushy programming job in the process, but this virus is more than it appears…

 

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“Frede and Santa” by Leen Lefebre!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a cute holiday novella to share with you today, and it’s perfect timing! It’s suitable for all ages, starting middle grade and up. Check it out, and be sure to let me know what holiday reads you’re enjoying this month! =D

Frede and Santa

 Frede and Santa
~Author: Leen Lefebre
~Released: June 2nd 2017
~Length: 36 Pages
~Genres: Holiday, Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy
In a faraway village there lives a farmer with his wife. The summer harvest has failed and winter already arrives. So, how should they feed their three sons? The idea arises to fetch wood in the northern forest. They could dry it, sell it from door to door and earn some money to buy food. 



Frede knows that his parents are doing their best, but is it enough to withstand the most barren period of the year? Together with his brothers, Rhune and Folke, he wants to visit Santa and ask him for help. But, first they must travel through that extensive forest where the evil Elf King lurks.

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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

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 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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HappiMe Book & App Review!

Hiya peeps! I’m super excited today, because the content I have to share with you is awesome! Not only is this a children’s book with a message and project I fully support, it has apps for kids, teens, and adults that are stunning.

Check it all out, and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below!

HappiMe

 HappiMe
~Released: August 15th 2017
~Length: 32 Pages
~Genres: Childrens, Inspirational, Picture Book
Oscar is a bit of a worrier. In fact, Oscar like many children, worries about lots of things he doesn’t really need to worry about; including worrying about school, doing something new or not being very good at a new activity. Join him on his exciting journey as he meets his Worry Chimp and learns how to stop worrying once and for all! 
 
The HappiMe books are designed for 6-10-year-olds and are engaging, informative and interactive. The books teach children about the way our brain works and how our negative, worrying thoughts are just that – thoughts. What gives a thought power is the emotion we attach to it and how much we focus on it -and they are not necessarily true! 
 
Using CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), positive psychology and mindfulness techniques this book teaches children how to recognize these thoughts and how to choose a more helpful way of thinking. The HappiMe books complement the HappiMe app, a free, innovative app aimed at improving self-esteem and self-confidence in children, young people and adults. We are on a mission to rid the world of anxiety, worry and negative, self-sabotaging beliefs! 
 
100% of our parent readers said they would recommend this book to another parent! All profits from our books are reinvested to help keep the HappiMe apps free for children and young people. 

Apps

The adult version has a price ($3.99/£2.99) in order to keep the kids/teens apps free permanently!

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