Posts Tagged: 2019 New Release Challenge

Review: Spellcaster Academy Episode 1 by Jenetta Penner

Review: Spellcaster Academy Episode 1 by Jenetta Penner

Spellcaster Academy: Magical Realism, Episode 1 by Jenetta Penner My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Fantasy Age Category: Young Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Magic exists, Josy sucks at it, and now her cat won’t stop talking. Seventeen-year-old Josy Barrows thinks she’s an orphan. So, when opportunity knocks in the form of an address and a plane ticket from a mystery aunt, Josy jumps at the chance to start a new life with her black cat, Nine. Fast forward. There’s no aunt, no house… just a weird junk shop in a dark alley. And a strange owner with a cryptic… Read more »

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Review: Mindfulness and Meditation by Whitney Stewart

Review: Mindfulness and Meditation by Whitney Stewart

Mindfulness and Meditation by Whitney Stewart My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Non-fiction Age Category: aimed at young adults, but good for adults too Blurb: From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker leading to anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. How can we find relief? Author Whitney Stewart introduces readers to the practice of mindfulness. With its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings, mindfulness–the practice of purposefully focusing attention on the present moment–can change a person’s approach to stress, develop skills to handle anxiety and depression, and provide a sense of… Read more »

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Review: Spellbound by Allie Therin

Review: Spellbound by Allie Therin

Spellbound (Magic in Manhattan #1) by Allie Therin My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MM Blurb: To save Manhattan, they’ll have to save each other first… 1925 New York Arthur Kenzie’s life’s work is protecting the world from the supernatural relics that could destroy it. When an amulet with the power to control the tides is shipped to New York, he must intercept it before it can be used to devastating effects. This time, in order to succeed, he needs a powerful psychometric…and the only one available has sworn off his abilities… Read more »

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Review: Wipe Out by Jordan Ford

Review: Wipe Out by Jordan Ford

Wipe Out (Ryder Bay #4) by Jordan Ford My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Category: Young Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: She’s a soft-spoken loner. He’s a wild-eyed rebel. Can two virtual strangers find a way to click? Lettie keeps her nose in a book and her thoughts to herself. After her best friend dumped her on the first day of their freshman year, the only person she can still confide in is her mysterious email buddy. But when a cute troublemaker saves her from a speeding car, she hopes she’s found someone worth knowing in the… Read more »

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Review: Made For You by Anyta Sunday

Review: Made For You by Anyta Sunday

Made for You (Love and Family #2) by Anyta Sunday My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MM Blurb: Ben wants to find a new home. Twenty-four-year-old Ben McCormick is the primary caregiver for his brother Milo after their parents’ death. A year into the job, he’s totally got the hang of it. Mostly. Sort of. Not at all? Defeated and thoroughly chastised for his lack in parenting skills at teacher-parent night, Ben slumps away with the resolve to finally get his life sorted: be a better role model, and sell their parents’ house… Read more »

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Review: Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert

Review: Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert

Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass (Exotic Pet-Sitter #1) by Heather Day Gilbert My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: When exotic pet-sitter Belinda Blake moves into a carriage house in tony Greenwich, Connecticut, she’s hoping to find some new clients. Instead she discovers a corpse in the garden—and a knack for solving murders . . . Pet-sitter Belinda Blake doesn’t rattle easily, but move-in day has been eventful, to say the least. The python in her care tried to slither to freedom—just as she met Stone Carrington V, her… Read more »

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Review: Down in Flames by Cheryl Hollon

Review: Down in Flames by Cheryl Hollon

Down in Flames (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #6) by Cheryl Hollon My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: A fatal hit-and-run in front of Savannah Webb’s glass shop proves to be no accident . . . A highlight of Savannah’s new glass bead workshop is a technique called flame-working, which requires the careful wielding of acetylene torches. Understandably, safety is a top priority. But as Savannah is ensuring her students’ safety inside, a hit-and-run driver strikes down a pedestrian outside her shop. The victim is Nicole Borawski, the bartender/manager at the… Read more »

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