Monday, 27 March 2017

New Release! Lines Drawn by Ker Dukey

Lines Drawn (Drawn to you Book 2)

 By Author Ker Dukey

 Release Date: March 27, 2017 


One phone call. 
One secret.
One moment changed us all. 
Everything is different now and learning to survive all over again comes with a price. 
Deception, heartbreak, and sorrow implode the relationships that were once strong. 
The lines are drawn, who will cross it?

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Coming Soon From Ker Dukey

Evi Devil.
Yes, that’s really my name.
The irony is not lost on me.
I was created from two evil souls and have the name to prove it.
Devil worshipers, perverts, murderer. Is all terms used to describe the parents I refuse to remember. My mind won’t allow me to.
And why would I want to?
One born of dirty blood running through her veins can never truly be clean from its murky hue.
No matter what they try to tell me happened in my past, my mind denies me access, therefore how can I know it’s true?
How can I believe that’s what I’m born from?
Glimpses of my past haunt me, the screams of terror echo in the silent darkness of my memories, trying to remind me that my Mother went from room to room butchering our family.
I’ve learned from scars that I suffered abuse and that my Father and siblings weren’t my Mother’s only victims.
Hearing what they tell me.
Reading the words printed in the papers. None of it can prepare me for what’s to come.
My biggest lesson is learning that some memories we suppress for a reason.


Release date: to be determined 

Meet Ker Dukey 
I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bedtime stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so I thought it best that I tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made of light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

New Review! The Edge of Life by Rachael Tonks, 3.5 Cranky Stars

The Edge of LifeThe Edge of Life by Rachael Tonks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*** 3.5 Cranky Stars ***

This is the story of bad twin and even worst twin and a girl. Decisions must be made and those decisions will cost someone their life. Who to choose and who to leave behind?

Kailee is a 17 year old girl trying to be normal. Since the death of her mom her dad has retreated and started acting different. She's uprooted from her life one night by her dad and left on the doorstep of her dad's supposed friend. She has to live in this hovel and next door lives the Blackheart Twins. She's heard stories of their notorious life yet forms an attraction to them both.

Ryder the aloof cold hearted twin is feared by many. He's a skilled fighter and has no real emotions when it comes to his job. He's done bad things yet he cares very much for his mother. He's instantly attracted to Kailee but know's she's off limits. Zac is the more personable soft hearted twin. He pulls Kailee in and traps her in his web. He wants to rise to the top of his job and he'll do anything at any cost.

I wish I could have given this book more stars. At certain points it lagged and then it would pick up only to lag again. I had a hard time placing if this book took place in the states or somewhere else because words for objects and even sayings aren't words we use in the States. Also the constant use of trailer park started to work on my nerves. It was treated like it was the 7th circle of Hell and not all of them are that bad.

The ending just seemed to cram in some more drama and the story could have ended several times. I did enjoy the epilogue it was nice to see what actually happens and it made me happy to see it all wrapped up. I think with some tweaking this book has a very solid chance.

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New Review! A Genie Called Vodka & Other Short Stories by Bob Summer, 4 Cranky Stars

A Genie Called Vodka & Other Short StoriesA Genie Called Vodka & Other Short Stories by Bob Summer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

Aptly described as "six gritty stories reflecting the lives of those struggling against the odds", A Genie called Vodka & Other Short Stories is grim, but compelling reading. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.

Filled with neglect, violence and abuse, Genie is a tough but insightful read: From the young brother trying to raise a little sister in the face of parental neglect, to the woman on the streets who was abused as a child and regrets her life, to the mentally ill young man, to the adult trying to restore the child inside, the girl who dreams of another life, but struggles in this one, and the young mother who tries to the best she can, but it's not good enough.

Set in the UK, the themes are universal and I recommend it to anyone, but especially people who work with or are interested in working with youth.

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New Review! Dead Again by Susan Lynn Solomon, 5 Cranky Stars

Dead AgainDead Again by Susan Lynn Solomon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Emlyn is a 40ish successfully published author, divorcee, VERY attracted to her neighbor police detective Robert,( whose estranged wife has decided that she wants to try again) and her possibly psychotic, hefty, arrogant cat Elvira is her constant companion.

Just by the way, Emlyn is a novice witch, descended from a long line of witches.

Emlyn's mother comes to stay in order to attend her 42nd high school reunion and she is hell bent on Emlyn being her plus one, much to Emlyn's chagrin her best friend Rebecca Nurse, the local herbalist/tarot card expert STRONGLY encourages her to accompany her mother because the card predicted trouble at the reunion.

An entertaining tale unfolds as a 42 year old cold case of a murder again becomes relevant, another 3 murders of women who were all part of the same high school clique, an ancient time travel spell is attempted, romances flourish and the cat is EVER present with her own opinion.

I enjoyed this tale tremendously, especially the thread of dry humor that threads its way through the story, and I would love to read more by this author.

I award 5 stars to this delightful story

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

New Review! An Imperfect Engagement by Alyssa Drake, 4 Cranky Stars

An Imperfect Engagement (Wiltshire Chronicles # 2)An Imperfect Engagement by Alyssa Drake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

This is the second book in the series and it picks up right were the first book leaves off. Samantha Hastings is kidnaped by the man that killed her father and just be for he takes her life Benjamin comes to the rescue.

Together they go on a journey to find the culprit that is trying to divide them. Together will they be able to over come the challenges before the say their vows of marriage.

I loved this book that is not only a love story but takes you on an adventure of mystery, murder, and intrigue. That is why I gave this book 4 cranky stars. I love how Alyssa Drakes writes and she has a very good insight on the life of 1800's England.

I can't wait to see were her next book will take her reader's for the next chapter in the lives of these characters.

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New Review! Finding Mr. Wrong by A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm, 5 Cranky Stars

Finding Mr. WrongFinding Mr. Wrong by A.M. Madden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Brea is a hard worker, a great friend, an amazing daughter and an all around good person. She's funny, quirky and cute. When she loses her job, an opportunity pops up to spend 6 weeks at a tropical location with a bachelor of her choosing and win half a million dollars, Brea jumps on it.

Word to the wise.... read the fine print.

When Mr. Wrong is sooooooooo right, what's a girl like Brea do?

Jude Soren is a self proclaimed bachelor. He loves his life, company and family. His friends are a different story. They got him into this mess and he can't wait to get them back.

I absolutely loved this story. Most of the time when you get two authors together the flow gets interrupted. I didn't find that with this book. I hope these authors write more together. I can't recommend this book enough. Grab your copy today and see why Mr. Wrong can feel so right.

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New Review! Harmful Rush by Debra Doxer, 4.5 Cranky Stars

Harmful Rush: A Stand-Alone Novel (Remedy, #3)Harmful Rush: A Stand-Alone Novel by Debra Doxer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**** 4.5 Cranky Stars ****

All of her life Skylark (Sky) Samuels has had to hide her abilities from the world, only her and her adoptive father Owen knows that she can heal people by touching them.

During a school shooting she slips up and heals her best friend who was gut shot and unleashes a witch hunt when Zoey, who now fears her, tells the story to everyone.

Instead of attending the local collage, she now has to go to Rosemore collage several hundred miles away where no one knows her, for her own safety.

Then she meets Dylan Parks, the campus heart throb, and he is interested in HER!

What follows is the perfect blend of Paranormal, romance and suspense as Sky makes friends, enemies and finds out more about her ability.

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to the young and young at heart.

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