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Spirits In The Trees by Morgan Hannah MacDonald

  This book is a free right now and it was just what I was in the mood for while reading it! It had a few flaws and I had a few unanswered questions even once it was over, but all in all it was a pretty decent read. I didn’t connect with the heroine as much as I would have liked but the story was good and it had the scary factor I was looking for so I can overlook all the other stuff. One thing this author is very good at is scaring the pants off you and she didn’t disappoint with this book. There was lots of mystery and intrigue, ghosts and bad guys, romance and suspense. I really enjoyed the story line.

So what’s it about….. We have Maddy who goes through something horrific and is kinda in a state when her Grandma calls to tell her that her aunt is very sick and she should come visit. While she is there they find the deed to an old house on an Island and they decide Maddy should go out and get it ready to be sold for funds to help her sick aunt. Well when she gets there she immediately meets Doug and he offers to help her out, while the waitress at the cafe tells her the house is haunted. Turns out they both should have listened to the waitress because that house was one scary ass house! The romance between Maddy and Doug heats up but so does the crazy shit happening to Maddy. So the mystery starts and you’ll have to read it to see all the crazy that happens.

Maddy stared. “Right.” She strutted past him toward the front of the house and saw for herself. The front door was standing wide open.

“What the hell?” She planted her hands on her hips.

“What’s wrong?”

“That door.” She pointed. “I couldn’t get it open. That’s why I came in through the back.” Her eyes never left the door as she spoke.

“Maybe you loosened it and the wind blew it open?” She rolled her eyes at him.

“No. I mean the lock wouldn’t even turn.” Her voice sounded angry even to her own ears.

 

All the scary, mystery and weird shit that was happening was fantastically written. The romance was great too. All the random stuff put in about everything that happened to her aunt while she lived there was heartbreaking but also so much of the mystery it was fantastic to read and uncover with Maddy. There was always something going on in this book without much down time for the reader which I think added so much to the story, it really was written well.

“How are you feeling?” Doug moved a strand of hair out of her face.

“Like I was hit by a Mac truck. My ankles are killing me.” She swung her legs forward and they both focused on the fresh black and blue anklets circling her legs. They’d swollen up almost twice their size.

“How the hell did that happen?” Doug set his coffee aside and lifted Maddy’s foot to inspect the area better.

“He was pulling me down by my ankles,” she answered calmly.

“Who?” A chill ran up his spine.

“I don’t know.” Her words were so quiet he had to strain to hear her. Doug released her foot.

“Maddy, how did you get out here last night?”

“I don’t know, I guess I was sleepwalking. I woke up to someone pulling me into the water. I tried to resist, but he was too strong.”

“Who was too strong?” Although he asked the question, he was afraid of the answer.

“I don’t know who he was, but I do know it was the same man who attacked me before.”

Other then the few flaws, that maybe it was me who missed something in reading to quick or forgot along the way, and few questions I had, the book was just what I was looking for. Definitely shouldn’t have been reading so late at night haha. The story line was really good and I really enjoyed this read and am thinking about doing another scary read soon, this author will be at the top of my list. For a free read it was better than I expected and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for scary, mystery, romantic suspense. Good luck having a good sleep afterwards though haha. Happy Reading!

 

“Grams?”

“Yes, Dear?”

“Did you know what really happened to Raymond Heller all along?” Her grandmother hesitated, with a sigh she simply nodded.

“Why didn’t you tell me?” Silence engulfed the car. The limousine driver was outside smoking. Alone. Mary gazed at her granddaughter as if weighing her options.

“I swore on our parents graves never to repeat the story to another living soul. I’m sorry.” Mary looked down at her lap.

“Poor, Aunt Madeline, what a horrible life she lived.”

 

 

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Has Anyone Read………

Hey all I have some reviews coming up but right now I’m trying to find my next read. I am interested in the Beneath series by Meghan March and was wondering if anyone has read it yet. A lot of the reviews say it’s a great series and a totally alpha male experience, but I’m finding it hard to believe amazon reviews any more. Is it just me or does it seem like there are only 5 star reviews these days on amazon? I mean I always check out the reviews but it seems like it’s always great reviews, then I read the book and wonder if it’s just me that wasn’t in love with the book or didn’t get into the story as much as everyone else. I love to give my love to great books but not every book I read is the best book ever, that doesn’t seem to be the case when reading reviews. I get that my like or dislike of a book will differ from others but I can honestly say I don’t love every book I read even if I love the author/ authors writing. I can’t give my opinion if it isn’t honest and I feel like I read so many reviews and wonder are they being truthful, would I actually enjoy this book? I have actually read books in the past because of so many bad reviews because I wanted to see what the fuss was about, maybe I agreed with them and maybe I didn’t but at least I felt those reviewers were being truthful in their reactions to the book. I guess my issue is, as of lately, I have read a bunch of books because of 5 star reviews and been very let down in my reading, so I’m getting a little gun-shy on reading these books. Obviously some people are going to love the book and others will just like it but there are some that won’t and I’m not seeing those reviews any more. Not that I want anyone dissing authors hard work but I pay for and use up my time to read these books and I want to like what I’m reading. This is my favorite “hobby” (let’s call it) and I want to be able to not feel let down after reading something. I mean obviously it’s going to happen but with others reviews it shouldn’t happen as often.

With that rant over! Has anyone read this series by Meghan March, should I give it a go? The seventh book was just released today and it sounds good and it says you don’t have to read the series in order, so I thought I’d start with it and see if I like the writing. Maybe have my next binge read but I thought I’d see if any one here has read any of the books yet. So any idea if it’s a good read?

Happy Reading!

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I’ve Decided…….

I spent most of my day looking and found the book I am going to read and it looks like it’s going to scare the pants off me! It turns out it’s a free read too so that’s even better! Years ago I read SANDMAN (The Thomas Family Book 1) and NIGHTSCREAM (The Thomas Family Book 2) by Morgan Hannah Macdonald and remember them being so scary real that I had to take a break from the writing, now years later there are more books in the series and this author has other books also. So I am going to try out her first book in her other series because it seems to have so many scary factors and that’s what I’m looking for today. She also says that in all her series they don’t have to be read in order so you can start anywhere if you like. I remember really enjoying the writing so I’m looking forward to starting SPIRITS IN THE TREES (The Spirits Series Book 1) this evening. Wish me luck hopefully I can sleep tonight haha. Happy Reading!

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I’m Looking for Something……..

I have a bunch of reviews to post but right now I have a certain craving for a book. I want something kinda scary but still in the romance realm. I want a steamy, suspense, kinda scary mystery romance. I read a few good ones a few years ago and can always finish those series off but I’m wondering if maybe my readers here have any really good recommendations for me! So please leave a comment with your recommendations and until then I’ll continue looking at the authors I enjoyed a few years ago. Happy Reading!

 

 

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Book Review: Burned Promises by Willow Winters

  Well this is a little freebie that you could read in a few hours. It wasn’t great and it wasn’t awful, it was just something to pass the time while reading. It has a bit of a second chance romance feel to it which is always kinda sweet. I wasn’t really into the female lead, she was a bit of a judgmental square. I mean in this day in age is pot or even selling pot really that big of a deal. That being said how did the male become such a mogul buy selling pot then becoming the supplier, that wasn’t ever address, just that he was feared because of it, which is a bit unbelievable when it wasn’t described to us. He is definitely an alpha male which is always hot but kinda had a bad temper to go with it. The story line was pretty slow for such a short book for me. I didn’t hate this book but I’m glad it was a freebie. I think it needed a bit more depth to it to go with the story it just felt a little lost to me. This book was a recommendation for freebies and I downloaded it because the blurb sounded good but it didn’t really live up to the blurb. And if I had to read ‘my sweetheart’ one more time in such a short book I think I was going to scream. This book has the whole good girl/bad boy aspect. It was a decent read if you’re looking for a freebie to read in a short amount of time check it out just don’t have very high expectations. I think the book had real potential and could have been better if it was fleshed out a bit better and maybe a bit longer to fill in all the unanswered questions. Happy reading!

I’ll never forget the look in her eyes. How the sight of me took the breath from her and all her pain seemed to wash away. There was a spark between us. I know I’m not making that shit up in my memory cause it stayed with me all these years. A heat burned between us as we locked eyes. 

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Review: The Broken Puppet by Amo Jones

  Hmmmmmm what can I say about this book? I was super excited about reading this and unfortunately it fell a bit flat for me. I loved the first book  The Silver Swan, and was so excited to learn more about this F’ed up world, but there really wasn’t any answers just more questions. I anticipated this book would build the Elite Kings up and we would learn so much but that never really happened. At the end of the previous book Madison had run away and I thought YES now we’ll get our answers but nope it was a bit choppy her being away and then she just up and came back when she was told but with the mentality that she was going to play their game but get her answers.

Yes. I don’t trust them at all. Though I’m probably dreaming, I’ve never gone down without a fight, so it’s my turn to start playing the dealer, and these boys are about to become my pawns.

Madison says this but never lives up to it. And when she asks questions she never gets an answer and just leaves it at that. It’s super frustrating, she just lets these people walk all over her and play her but doesn’t do anything about it, but she’s supposed to be this bad ass bitch and that never really comes through. Also “the book” situation is super frustrating because she has a lot of the answers she needs in this huge book and has read like 11 pages! She was gone for 2 months moping and being critical about why she left but instead of reading the book in full to get a lot of her answers she just lets “the book” sit there. I actually really enjoyed Madison in the first book this book took a whole new turn for me and I’m not really enjoying her as much.

“Trust no one. Fear no one. Fuck everyone,” 

Great moto to live by if she actually stuck by it! All this aside the story drew me in and I wanted to find out what happened next but was a little disappointed with the lack of answers and even story line really. It just kinda ran in circles. There is clearly going to be another book since this ended on another cliffy (which I hate by the way), however I’m a little apprehensive to read it. The reason for this is I think it’s going to end up an information dump, she could have answered some of the questions that NEED answers in this book so we would have something to look forward to in the next but so far this book almost seemed like filler. I think I should have stuck with my normal routine of waiting for all books in a series to be out then binge read them because right now I’m feeling pretty let down. There were a few discoveries that go a long way into figuring out what is happening, and it’s a sign of good writing when you can’t guess, and right now I have no idea what is going to come of all of this. However I do look forward to the last and final book so we can get the answers I just hope it isn’t an info dump with too much going on that we have a hard time understanding it all. At the end the author has this to say:

 Tacet a Mortuis (Whispers from the Dead), the final book told from Madison, and now, Bishop, coming soon.

I think it will be good to get into Bishop’s head a bit in the next one, maybe some insight into his crazy will give us some answers haha.

Now one thing that I read in reviews before I read the first book was that it was a little unbelievable with them being in high school and during the first one I kinda enjoyed that they were, it just gave it a bit more of a “fun” factor. Not so much in this one, to me it was a little over the top that Bishop is this high powerful person who is in high school and it’s not just the school he’s running but he is “so much more”. Not that we have those answers yet because that’s all glossed over. If you’ve read the Silver Swan then I suggest you read this one too but I think it’s more of a lead into the final book so don’t go in thinking you’ll learn much. There are some pretty big reveals that you’ll need to know going into the third book. I like the story line and am interested in the third book NOW so I can have all my questions answered. I would recommend this series, it is interesting but this book didn’t have me on the edge of my seat yelling that I love it as much as the first book did. Happy Reading!

Here is my review for The Silver Swan if you missed it!

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It’s Finally Live

  Today was the release date, FINALLY, for the conclusion to this series! I have been waiting forever for this book and am so excited it’s finally out. Check out my review for Book Review: A Hidden Legacy Series by Ilona Andrews. I loved the series so far and can’t wait to read the third book. Pick up your copy today or if you haven’t already, start at the beginning and enjoy yourself cause it’s packed full of action and great writing. I am off to finish the book I’m on and grab up my own copy! I have a few reviews coming up too. I didn’t get much reading time last week but I read a few and this week hope to make up for it! Hope everyone else’s reading is going well. Happy Reading!

Here’s the reading order and links for the books if you haven’t started the series yet!

Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy Novel

White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel

Wildfire: A Hidden Legacy Novel