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10/22/14

UNFORGIVABLY BROKEN by Maegan Abel Oct 22

**This is a New Adult Romance with dark themes
intended for readers 18 and up**




4 stars
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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Maegan Abels UNFORGIVABLY BROKEN virtual book tour September 22 – October 24!


LOVE HAS A BREAKING POINT
Unforgivably Broken 2

Title: Unforgivably Broken
Author: Maegan Abel
Publisher: Forever Red Publishing
Pages: 225
Genre: New Adult
Format: Kindle
 PUYB Inside the Book
 
It took a near-tragedy for Zane and Lili to admit their feelings for one another. If they could survive that explosion, wading through the debris left behind should be a breeze, right?
Lili has spent years hiding from her past. Now, she’s being forced to admit her mistakes and make a decision. Can she conquer her demons head-on, or will she remain by Zane’s side while he fights his own?
Zane learned early in life that charm and deception are easier than hard truths. Sometimes, old habits die hard. When his past mistakes start making continuous reappearances, he is faced with some of the most crucial decisions he’s ever made.
When you have secrets, they can rip ragged holes in the ties that bind even the strongest relationships.
What do you do when you realize you’re unforgivably broken?

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PUYB Meet the Author


Maegan AbelMaegan Abel was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She went back to school her my late twenties and studied Stage Production Technology. She now work full-time in the alterations shop of a major department store and part-time backstage in the various theatres around the area. She has been an avid reader from a very young age and the top goal on her list of things to accomplish in life was to write and publish a book. During the summer of 2013, while working backstage on The Lion King, she read eleven books in four weeks. Maegan read her first New Adult book and was introduced to a genre that she felt she could totally relate to. The idea for Perfectly Broken and the character of Lili was born backstage during that time.



REVIEW

"A building gets torched. All that is left is ashes. I used to think that was true about everything--family, friends, feelings--but now I know that sometimes, if love proves real, and two people are meant to be together, nothing can keep them apart."
--The Crow

I just couldn't get enough of this book.  A wonderful story of two friends and the craziness that led them to the conclusion they loved each other. This is far from a simple little romance. The story has bits of fun, drama, love, darkness, pain and not knowing. There is plenty of craziness going on, just like real life.
We have Lily, who is a little, bitty thing but don't get her wrong, she's strong and humorous at the same time.  Zane is her roommate.  He loves his family and friends but he has something he can't get past.  They both have trouble forming relationships because of their past.  They both trust and are true to each other.
The author gives you the idea that something way bigger is lurking out there on the horizon.  All you can do is keep reading, and you will.  The characters that the author wrote in her book had the realistic traits that a person in the real world would have.I wish I had had the first book to read before this one.  This book , when you are finished, left you with wanting more and I hope there is more. Will either of them find that they are UNFORGIVABLY BROKEN?


I was given a complimentary copy of UNFORGIVABLY BROKEN from the author, Maegan Abel and Pump Up Your Book for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.


I would give this book 4 STARS.

















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MURDER OFF THE BEATEN PATH by M.L. Rowland

5 STARS



MURDER OFF THE BEATEN PATH
A Search and Rescue Mystery
by
M.L. Rowland
Product Details
 INTRO
(from Amazon)
  • Series: A Search and Rescue Mystery  2), Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (October 7, 2014), Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425263673, ISBN-13: 978-0425263679
 As a member of a mountain search and rescue team, Gracie Kinkaid routinely volunteers to put her life on the line. But it’s at her new day job at a residential camp in the mountains of southern California where she finds her life is really in danger…

As a volunteer for Timber Creek Search and Rescue, Gracie responds to a call out for a car that’s gone over the side of a treacherous mountain road. The crash, which Gracie quickly suspects is no accident, proves to be one in an escalating and deadly series of events that lead her right back to Camp Ponderosa, a church-owned camp where she works as Program Director. As Gracie probes more deeply into the dark secrets at the camp, she unearths a hidden world of illegal activities, including murder…and finds herself going head-to-head with desperate perpetrators who will do anything to silence her forever.

About the Author

M.L. Rowland is the author of Zero-Degree Murder: A Search and Rescue Mystery.


REVIEW
 This is the second book in the Search and Rescue Mystery series.  Gracie Kincaid volunteers as a member of the mountain search and rescue team.  The author's first book was about a mountain search for missing hikers.  Name of book, Zero Degree Murder.

This book is somewhat different from Book One where it contains a scene where Gracie is doing a Rescue or Recovery with the S@R team where a vehicle went over the side of a mountain road.  Most of the rest of the book is about Gracie and her trying to solve some of the mysteries taking place at the mountain camp run by a church.

The action starts when the vehicle goes over the edge.  The church camp is not what it appears t o be.  Far from it.  There's a lot going on at this church camp that is not good, down right illegal.  Gracie gets herself in a lot of life threatening situations and uses her S@R skills to get out of them.  She works the ropes so the young ones will gain confidence.
Gracie is a strong young female and wants to get to the bottom of what caused the drive off the mountain edge.  She has two men who are interested in her and at this point she doesn't want to commit to either.  This book was so interesting, fun, suspenseful, a little romantic and kept my attention to the end.  I can't help but want to read another book and find out more about Gracie. You can't read this book fast enough and when you reach the end, you are sad because you want more and you want it now.


I was given a complimentary copy of MURDER OFF THE BEATEN PATH from the author M.L. Rowland and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.



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THE QUEEN OF SPARTA by T. S. Chaudhry

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THE QUEEN OF SPARTA
A Novel of Ancient Greece
by
T.S. Chaudhry
Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: T.S. Chaudhry
Publisher: Top Hat Books
Xerxes, the Great King of Persia, invades Greece in 480
B.C. at the head of a massive army. Three hundred
Spartans and King Leonidas die heroically blocking the
Persian advance at the pass of Thermopylae.
The Persians are poised to conquer all of Greece. The
only one standing in their way is a woman – Gorgo,
Queen of Sparta.
Though history has relegated her role to that of a
bystander, what if she played a central role in the
Greek resistance to the Persian invasion. What if she
kept her true role a secret in order to play it more
effectively? What if she was hiding other secrets too –
dark secrets of murder and vengeance? What if the
only person who truly appreciated her genius was an
enemy prisoner whom she has vowed to kill? What if
after their victory, the Greeks start to turn on each
other? What if, eventually, Gorgo has to choose
between the security of Sparta and safety of her son?
And what if the only one who could find a way out is
the same prisoner who had once fought against the
Spartans?
“This novel is an exciting re-imagining of events in Ancient Greece. Rich in detail, with excellent battle scenes and
sections on military strategy as well as compelling lead characters, Chaudhry manages to make his intricate story
accessible and involving.”
“Great read for any lover of historical fiction.”
“A vivid and superbly researched original history of what it was like to have lived in this fascinating period of time.”
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10/20/14

PATCHWORK MAN by Debrah B. Martin



 5   STARS




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PATCHWORK MAN
Patchwork Series
Book One
by
Debrah B. Martin


SUMMARY (from Amazon)
 Have you ever met a patchwork man?

Lawrence Juste is one. The QC with a conscience - privileged, reputable and emotionally frozen.

But Lawrence hasn't always been who he is now. When he is glaringly in the public eye after his enigmatic wife is killed in an apparently random hit and run, he could do with a hidden past surfacing like a hole in the head.

Unfortunately the past has a way of finding its way back to you, just like betrayal. His dead wife has helpfully left him a sinister resume of his, and she just keeps adding to it ...

Patchwork Man is the first in a trilogy. The second, Patchwork People will be  released soon'


  • File Size: 487 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0992996104
  • Publisher: IM Books; 1 edition (July 23, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.


AUTHOR
Picture Debrah Martin writes adult fiction as Debrah Martin/ D.B. Martin and a Young Adult teen detective series under the pen name Lily Stuart. Debrah’s novels examine real people in real – but unexpected – situations, and the way their life transforms because of them. Her work has been described variously as intriguing, poignant, irreverent, quirky and page-turning.



REVIEW
This was a well written mystery.Since there were a lot of foreign phrases, they were spelled correctly.  I even looked some of them up.  Author was right on target.I didn't realize this was book one of a series of three. The only place I could find about it being a series was on the Amazon Page.
The story was suspenseful with so many relationships that were all over the place.I would definitely read the other two books first, it might make more sense that way.The author wrote a captivating mystery that has many parts to it.Ms. Martin created a mystery so full of suspense with woven webs of twists and turns. The author takes us through many flashbacks of the character's lives. Just as we learn more of the characters, the mystery deepens and the story becomes more suspenseful. The author seems to have the uncanny ability to keep you in suspense until she is ready to let you know what is really going on.  She has characters that the reader can relate to.I was just sorry when it ended.  I'm ready for more.




 I was given a complimentary copy of Patchwork Man from the author  Debrah B. Martin for my view of the book.   No other compensation took place.

I would give this book  5  STARS.


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www.debramartin.co.uk
 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1042648798
 http://www.amazon.com/review/R3KY437ZUU7Y5C/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00M37OUPY

THE PATCHWORK PEOPLE by Debrah Martin

THE PATCHWORK PEOPLE
The Patchwork People Series
Book Two
by
Debrah Martin
Product Details


INTRO
(from Amazon)
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 281 pages, Published September 30th 2014 by I. M. Books
ASIN B00NP4U55S, edition language:English

Lawrence Juste is the perfect QC - with the not so perfect past. But with his meddling wife about to be laid to rest and his long term enemy silenced by the threat of exposure as her killer, the judge's mantle is almost round his shoulders. What could possibly go wrong for the brightest star of the courts?

Plenty.

A series of blackmail notes implicating him in murder – together with the ever-present threat of joining the murder victim if he doesn't pacify his blackmailer – keep Juste in suspense to the brink of desperation. No-one is what they appear to be, especially not him. And no sooner does he patch one hole in his fraying life than another appears. It seems it can only end one way; disaster – unless his dead wife can help...

Patchwork People is the 2nd book in the compelling Patchwork People trilogy series of murder, mystery and lethal romance.


AUTHOR
D.B. MartinDebrah Martin writes adult fiction as Debrah Martin/ D.B. Martin and a Young Adult teen detective series under the pen name Lily Stuart. Debrah’s novels examine real people in real – but unexpected – situations, and the way their life transforms because of them. Her work has been described variously as intriguing, poignant, irreverent, quirky and page-turning.
She is widowed, has two daughters and moved to Wantage in 2013, describing it as the friendliest place she’s ever lived. She is also Chair of the Wantage (not just Betjeman) Literary Festival.

REVIEW
Mystery Novels are one of my favorite genres.  There have been some I dnf, they were boring.  I didn't find this one boring at all.  Patchwork People is among the best mystery novels I've read in a while. This is Book Two of the series but it is a stand alone, so don't worry if you haven't read Book One.
The character, Lawrence Juste, I find very enjoyable. He jumped the gun when he thought all was well because it ended up it wasn't.  Blackmail letters start arriving.
early on in the book. Once that started, I knew I was in for a real ride with this one. This was a mystery that I got so attached to, that I couldn't put it down. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.  I was trying to come to a conclusion of what was going on. My only problem with this book was it finished too soon.  That to me is a sign of a good book.  You want more and this is how the book ended.   The reader wanting a third  book. It can't come soon enough.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE PATCHWORK PEOPLE from the author, Deborah Martin for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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A WEDDING AND A KILLING by Lauren Carr

  4 STARS

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A WEDDING AND A KILLING 

A Mac Faraday Mystery

Book 8

by

Lauren Carr

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PUYB Inside the Book 

 When Mac Faraday decides to do something, there’s no stopping him … even murder!
Not wanting to wait until their big day to start their life of wedded bliss, Mac Faraday and his lady love, Archie Monday, decide to elope to the little church where his ancestors had all married—along the tranquil shore of Deep Creek Lake. However, before they can say, “I do,” the sanctuary erupts into chaos when Gnarly finds a dead body in the church office.
As they dive into the investigation, Mac and his team discover more questions than answers. What kind of person walks into a church and shoots a man for no apparent reason? How do you solve the murder of a man who has no enemies in the world? Which of the seemingly kind-hearted church members is really a cold-blooded killer?
Then, there is the all-important question, how long do Mac Faraday and his lady love have to wait to get married?

PUYB Meet the Author

Lauren CarrLauren Carr is the best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. A Wedding and a Killing is the eighth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.
In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder. Dead on Ice (A Lovers in Crime Mystery) was released September 2012. The second installment, Real Murder was released to rave reviews in June 2014.
The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. This year, several books, over a variety of genre, written by independent authors will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services, which is currently accepting submissions. Visit Acorn Book Services website for more information.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.
She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

REVIEW
Sometimes best laid plans go awry.  What was supposed to be a quiet, simple wedding,
close friends, David and Chelsea and officiated by a friend of theirs, the minister of the local church, Deborah Hess. Deep Creek Lake, Maryland turned out to be a place where even a simple wedding is not simple.  Mac Faraday and his long time fiancee Archie Monday found that out.  It all started to go down hill when a family member and  a member of the police force, Gnarly, a German Shepherd began barking outside  a closed office door of Eugene, head of church trustees.  An investigation begins. What is discovered?  How could  something like this happen in the quiet town of Deep Creek Lake, Maryland.? How did this discovery lead to another mystery in the Catskill Mountains that took place seven years earlier? The characters and settings kept me turning the pages wanting to know what is next. The author let the reader be a detective searching through the many clues trying to figure out what the answers to the mysteries were. A good read.

I was given a complimentary copy of A WEDDING AND A KILLING from the author Lauren Carr and Pump Up Your Book for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.