Friday, January 29, 2010

Aurora Reviews review of Steve Philip Jones and Barbara Jacobs' Talismen: The Knightmare Knife

Orchid gave this adventurous novel 5 Suns! Great job!

"As the first book in the Talismen Series, The Knightmare Knife will have you waiting eagerly for the next instalment of the series. The book sets up the storyline for the series without giving away any of the abundant mystery which is on virtually every page. A true fantasy, but with a difference. This fantasy relies on aliens, magic and a strange land rather than ogres, elves and the like.

By the end of the book I was looking forward eagerly to the next one, wondering if the hints provided in The Knightmare Knife would come to fruition or would the story take an unexpected turn.

Definitely a story of adventure and fantasy for readers of any age. Give this book to your twelve year old or older child on a rainy afternoon as an alternative to computer games. You'll be surprised how engrossed they will become once they start reading."

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Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Maxine Isackson's Prairie Wind

Camellia gave this historical romance 4 Books.

"With beautiful writing, Maxine Isackson creates a community in the Nebraska Sand Hills during the late 1800’s that augments the characters who interact with Leah to make a heartfelt story, while revealing the depth and compassion of Leah as she offers shelter, aid, and friendship to those in need. Ms. Isackson also shows how Leah, even-handedly, deals with the new sheriff, the botanist who boards in the bunkhouse, and with the old beaus that once again seek her favor. Very appealing and concise writing, make Prairie Wind a story that grips the reader’s attention."

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Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Rachel Smith's Texas Hearts

Camellia gave Rachel's romance 4.5 Books.

"Rachel Smith weaves a tale that encompasses the most petty of gossip to the horrific deeds of murder and mutilation. However, she also lets the reader vicariously experience a love that is deep, true, and driven—a love that has more strength than all the little and huge evils that try to destroy it.

This happy-ever-after is hard won but so appreciated and savored by the hero and heroine that it makes the heart feel SO GOOD."

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Aurora Reviews review of Vikk Simmons' "Video Magic"

Tiger Lily gave this contemporary tale 5 Suns! Great job, Vikk!

"Ms. Simmons writes a great novella for the teen generation...I liked the world Ms. Simmons created as well. You felt like you were right there in the action with Kim and her friends—the backbiting, the cliques, the crushes. For me, it was like high school all over again and it was a fun trip down memory lane...If you want a fun read that shows you life can be sweet and sticky, but you can live through it, then you need to read "Video Magic." I give this story 5 suns."

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Aurora Reviews review of Deborah Marie Brown's "The Enemy Inside"

Tiger Lily gave Deborah's short story 4 Suns

"Ms. Brown takes a touchy topic – the Aryan Brotherhood – and shows how it fits into the culture...I liked the dynamics between Marc and his father...I do recommend this story if you want a novella that will make you think and just might help you change your mind. I give "The Enemy Inside" 4 suns."

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Regina Andrews' In Good Faith

Orange Blossom gave Regina's inspirational romance 3 Books.

"It’s a sweet story with sweet characters...The inspirational message is subtle but timely and issues that are easily recognized in all of our lives. It’s a nice little story for a cold winter evening."

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Aurora Reviews review of Geeta Kakade's The January Green and Gold Mystery: A Teen Mystery

Tiger Lily gave Geeta's teen mystery tale 4 Suns.

"This story harkens back to the good old series with the Great Dane, but in an intelligent can’t-put-it-down-until-the-last-page fashion.

If you want a story filled with twists, turn, and characters you won’t forget, then you need to read The January Green and Gold Mystery. I give this story 4 suns."

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Seriously Reviewed review of Maggi Andersen's Rules of Conduct

The reviewer rated Maggi's story an 8.5 and gave the presentation of the novel a rating of 9, giving the novel a total score of 17.5.

"This is one of those stories that you just can't help but like...The characters were memorable and the plot solid. I totally enjoyed every page and found the ending well worth the journey. It was one that I can see re-reading many times before /if I get tired of it.

Ms Andersen has done a great job in creating a wonderful tale that kept me interested and involved. I look forward to reading more from this author :)"

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Monday, January 18, 2010

eCataRomance review of Maggi Andersen's Rules of Conduct

Emily Heisler said:

"The Rules of Conduct is one of those books that once you set down, you think about until you can you can pick the book back up and return to the world of Viola and Hugh. Maggi Andersen has written a magnificent story, I was captivated and enthralled with the characters, setting , and step back into time with Rules of Conduct. One of my favorite stories this year."

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Aurora Reviews review of Piers Anthony and Robert E. Margroff's Dragon's Gold

Cholla gave this science fiction fantasy joint effort 4 Suns.

"Dragon’s Gold is a great introduction to the world of fantasy for any young reader as well as any seasoned lover of the genre. Full of action, magic, dragons, and more than a touch of humor, it’s sure to pull you in from the first words and refuse to let you go until the very end. With a well thought out plot, engaging characters, and something lurking around every corner, you’ll never get bored in the land of Rud!"

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Aurora Reviews review of Michelle L. Levigne's Bitter Sweet

Orchid gave this fantastic novel 4.5 Suns.

"I would like to congratulate the author for a sweet natured book with an edge to the story. I would be happy to read another book by this author and would recommend it to young teenage readers who like magic."

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The Long and Short of It Reviews review of Gail Pallotta's Love Turns the Tide

Mimosa gave Gail's inspirational romance 3.5 Books.

"This is a Christian/inspirational romance, and religion in the characters' lives is realistically established and maintained...for those who enjoy Christian or sweet romance, this story of an alpha male pursuing a reluctant lady should fill the bill."

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Aurora Reviews review of Edward Willett's Spirit Singer

Asphodel gave this fantasy novel 3 Suns.

"I enjoyed the story quite a bit, it was thrilling and had a lot of adventure, some romance and mystical fun for all...If you're a fantasy fan, or you miss those adventure quests that seem to be sadly lacking in today's fantasy market, I suggest you pick up Spirit Singer. In the end, its an enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours."

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Long and Short Romance Reviews review of Skyla Dawn Cameron's Wolfe

Eglantine called Skyla's paranormal release a Best Book review! Wonderful!

"In a world where too often ‘romance’ is synonymous with ‘superficial’, Wolfe is a tale that runs deeper. It was only once I’d put the book down that I realised through the absorbing entertainment, frequent laughs, and thought-provoking emotional pieces, Skyla Dawn Cameron had gently led me as reader through a thorough study of a raw, real, committed love. I’d have given it seven books if I could."

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Coffee Time Romance review of Bad-Ass Faeries

Delane gave this first collection 4 Coffee Cups.

"The mixture of faerie stories with captions for each section set this anthology apart from many others. It provides a wider and varied picture of faeries just as there are in all races...A worthy read that can be shared for people of all ages and quite a few would be good to use as a means of teaching children moral lessons."

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