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Our Beck Valley Books review of Edge of End by Suren Fant 'A really thought provoking novel' ......."A really thought provoking novel which will make you think a lot about how you react and behave to others. The story begins with a man lost in the desert and his only way out of it is to head for the town. On arriving in the town he has no memory and has visions, each vision prompts thoughts of his past. He then meets a lady and a mentor who has been stuck in the town since he had died. The main character then realises that he has one last chance in the town to prove his worth before he is cast into hell. The book is very well written and uses the town and houses in it as the problems and the hurt the person has caused and to get through and redeem themselves to be given another chance. The message that I picked up from this interesting novel was why wait till it is too late to put things right, face and tackle the problem and move on. The outcome of tackling the issue may not to be your liking but at least it has been dealt with, giving you the freedom to tackle the next one with a clear insight and making the correct decision. A thought provoking novel which is very cleverly written around an issue that we all think about on a daily basis."More info on the #book and author here.....
Our Beck Valley Books Review - The Point by G. Nykanen Author"A very hard hitting dark story with explicit descriptions of a sexual nature as well as the dark side of a person's mind. The story revolves around Dane Buchman and his desires to take what he wants using any means possible, his actions impact not just on the people he hurts but the town he lives in as well.The results of Dane's actions lead to a very good insight to how victims minds are affected by tragedy. The author portrays a story of innocence against evil and how difficult it is to get to the truth and prove it when it is one persons word against another.I found this book to be a very gritty and enthralling read. I think the author was very brave in their writing and should be applauded for following their instinct to give the reader a real insight in how sociopaths think and react, this adds flavour and content to a good read. Due to the use of the explicit descriptions, which are essential to the story, it will not be to every readers liking.On the other side of the tale is Dane's victim and the author again illustrates how with a lot of love and caring people around you and with their patience you can pull through life's trials and tribulations and live a normal life.The Point is a dark thriller which will take you on a journey which will open your mind and want the bad guy to be caught and put your arms around his victim and protect her."Read more on the #book and author here....http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/book-review-point-by-...
I Create Purty Thangs can’t wait for the next book in the Paradise Series byDeborah Brown - Paradise Series.‘In Deception in Paradise, Madison is enjoying her new-found life in the house she inherited from her aunt. When her ex-husband Jax moves in without warning, claiming he has possible interest in the house, she knows that something is fishy. Before she knows it, Jax is accused of murder, and it seems that she is the only one interested in proving his innocence.I think I would enjoy being friends with Madison. I just don’t get why she would be so accommodating to Jax, and especially Robert and Apple. Those two would be gone immediately. I’m a softie too, but that was overboard.This second book veered away from Madison and Zack’s relationship a good bit, unlike the first one. I was expecting it to be pretty hot and heavy. But I did like that she and Fab were tight.Overall, I really enjoyed the story. I hope it will address what Tucker wants from Aunt Elizabeth’s house. I have a feeling there is something there to be found.’See what else was said about Deception in Paradise and enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card: http://icreatepurtythangs.blogspot.com/2014/08/deception-in-paradis...
Our Beck Valley Books Review - The Girl in White Pajamas by CHRIS BIRDY"A murder mystery with excellent twists and turns""The characters and situations along with the relationships are very descriptive and superbly explained.The novel is a little bit difficult to follow at first and the way the author manipulates the reader to keep going and persist by creating a little bit of mystique turns the novel into a great read.The story brings our hero in contact with his past lover when he has to investigate his brothers murder this also bring him into contact with his family and a brilliant ride of emotion and feelings that you can relate to in your life.The excellent emotive writing of the novelist is first rate. The brilliant building up of the detective and meeting his young daughter for the first time and the way that the relationship develops will bring tears to your eyes.The read is fast paced and a real page turner with excellent situations and predicaments which add excitement to the story.The main point that I enjoyed about this novel was the intensity and the really descriptive style of writing. The excellent humanisation of all the characters helped make the plot come to life.If you like a good solid murder mystery with an excellent plot and characters then this is a book for you and I hope any other novels by this author are just as good or even better."Find out more on the #book and enter the #giveaway here....
The Brand New Release of On Wings of Chaos by Travis Simmons is reviewed by A Gluten Free Mom.....
"This is a series that you really do have to read in order. Now, this is not a bad thing, but it does make for some parts that will leave you saying, “huh?”. So, if you haven’t already, grab the first couple of books, get yourself up to speed and then dive right in! Simmons has a knack for drawing me in and helping me get lost in his words. The worries of the day fade away as the Realm of the Earth fades into view.
The various story lines are beginning to converge, all save Amber’s. And it is Amber that I am dying to know about! Once again, I am left satisfied with the added aspect of the story that I have, but am left wanting to know what the heck has happened to poor Amber!"
Find out all about the saga here...
Life as Leels 'LOVED' The Girl in White Pajamas by author CHRIS BIRDY.'I will say, there are a lot of names and characters to keep track of and if you aren’t paying attention, it is easy to mix people up, but it was a fantastic read.I couldn’t figure out how the title related to the story until about three quarters of the way through the book, but then it hit me and I loved it!I cannot wait to continue on and read what comes next – and I certainly hope it contains the same characters because I really grew to love them… well, most of them!There is nothing better than a good mystery where the ending is not predictable. As much as I tried to figure this one out, I was definitely thrown off and never would have figured it out myself if Rose hadn’t started down the right path.If you enjoy murder mysteries, I highly recommend this book. The entire story will pull you in and have you hooked!'See more and enter to #win a $25 Amazon gift card (or Paypal) -http://lifeasleels.com/2014/08/the-girl-in-white-pajamas-by-chris-b...
Return to Love by author Kathleen Shoop 'is the 2nd book in the Endless Love series, but if you missed the first, this book can be read alone' saysCreative Southern Home. 'I enjoyed the writing of Kathleen Shoop. She has a talent for putting you in the moment and you feel what the characters are feeling. She also describes the settings well and I felt like I had traveled to the Outer Banks, where the book is set. It is definitely a #romance novel filled with passion.'Find out more about Return to Love:http://creativesouthernhome.com/2014/08/return-love-book-review.html
Our Beck Valley Books review of fun romance Chasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael 'I found myself smiling and chuckling throughout'How far would you go to make sure your parents lived the life they really wanted? That's the deliberation of Davis, a wannabe cowboy who has always dreamt of owning his own ranch but had to put that all on hold since he had to take over his fathers business when he died. Not only that Davis is the handsome bachelor in town who could have his pick of any lady, happy as he is his mother's isn't. Her only dream is to see her son married, she has even turned down moving to Tokyo with the love of her own life as she cannot leave Davis until he is settled. What is he to do? Davis and his father in law to be, Jim, come up with a plan to find a fiance to show to his mother until she finally agrees to live her own life and be happy.Charlie is one of the town librarians who Davis regularly sees as he continues to study up on his dream ranch, not his usual type but his mother would like her, although there is something about her..... Charlie encouraged by her roommate to start being more daring in life and take the odd risk accepts to the challenge of being the pretend finance, after all there's no possible chance anything else would happen as she detests cowboys. Simple enough plan, but will it work out the way they planned or will things take a romantic turn?This was a real quick read, full of fun I found myself smiling and chuckling throughout. I loved the predicaments they found themselves in, their constant teasing of each other and wondering what would happen next in the storyline. As I've mentioned before romance isn't my first choice in reading but this surprised me and I actually found myself loving the read, there is a charm to this pair that seems to take hold of you.A nice entertaining read that I really enjoyed, looking forward to book 2 and catching up with everyone yeehaw!!
Our Beck Valley Books Book Review - Yefon: The Red Necklace by Sahndra FON DUFE 'The story brings the tribal culture alive'"Yefon is a young girl that was born into a favoured and highly respected family of the Nso tribe in Cameroon and one of the families that are eligible to bear the heir to the throne. You will come to love and cherish her, she is ambitious, independent and dreams of a life that is far from the traditional role of the tribal women, where boys schooled and girls worked with their bare feet. Even thinking about being anything but a housewife is punishable, you had to master household tasks and had to make your husband proud and happy or face disgrace. Although more of a tomboy than a young girl, she lacks confidence and is continually beaten down, both physically and mentally by the lack of love from her mother who makes her feel more of an outcast than a daughter. Luckily for Yefon she has a close bond with her father who she idolises which comes across warmly to the reader, he has the knowledge that his daughter is set for greater things. On each occasion he has to go away to work he always brings Yefon a treat on his return and one day he brings her a beaded necklace, which a long time ago belonged to the mother of the people. Why is this so important? What will happen to Yefon as she grows? This is where the book really picks up pace and by the end of the book you will find yourself needing book 2 to continue.I have a fascination of tribal life, learning about their ways and enjoyed reading about the daily life of the tribe, getting an insight of how they lived and thought and how they connected with each other. Sitting round a fire telling stories to each other is heartwarming and sounds like a life miles apart from the world we currently live in where it's all computers, xbox and the like. The story brings the culture alive and tribal words are included here and there in the read, which you gradually get used to although I wish I had known about the Glossary of these terms at the beginning and not when I had reached the end There are also beautiful drawings of each character at the back of the book and a lovely note from the author.I was literally glued to the book half way through to the end, following Yefon on her journey, unable to put it down. Seriously you get to the end of the book at a pinnacle moment and I found myself tingling inside to find out more from the author. This book will inspire all women worldwide to allow yourself to meet your true potential and live your dream."Read all about the book and enter the giveaway here....http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/book-review-yefon-red...#yefon
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