Book Reviews By Cynthia

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“All good things must come to an end, but their endings are merely the beginnings of a new adventure. I have read these stories more times than I can count.” Pappy picked up the next book in the stack—The Iliad of Homer. “I have experienced the lives and trials of the characters written between these bindings. I fought alongside Achilles during the Trojan war. I felt his pain when Hector killed Patroclus.” Pappy picked up the next book. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. “I had tea with Alice and sat beside the March Hare at Hatter’s table listening to the rantings of the Dormouse.” He placed that book back on the table and grabbed another from the stack. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. “I fell in love with a Capulet and sought revenge for Mercutio’s untimely death.” Pappy set the book down on the table. His eyes glistened with happiness as he scanned over the many adventures splayed in front of him. “I have lived their lives many times and many times more. It is time for me to let go so others can experience the joys of their adventures.”

Pappy—— The Curse of Judas

BOOK REVIEWS

Book Review: Stolen by Shadows (Into the Labyrinth Book 1) by Evelyn Avery

Izzy is just a typical off her meds college student with a passion for theatre. Since young, she would dream of another world full of wonder and fear. She talked about the Erlking and the creatures of this world as if they actually existed. She would soon find out that not all dreams are figments of the imagination.

The Hades Trials by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson

Book Review: The Power of Hades (The Hades Trials Book 1) by Eliza Raine and Rose Wilson

Persephone is a plant loving college student just trying to make a living. She scrapes by working as a barista on campus. Her life was normal, routine and boring until one fateful afternoon when a way too hot to look at guy walked into the store and tried to hit on her.

Air Awakens by Elise Kova

Book Review: Crystal Crowned (Air Awakens Series Book 5) by Elise Kova

All pretense is gone between Vhalla and Aldrik (FINALLY!). No one and nothing is going to stop them from being together. Vhalla with her rag tag team of warrior-adventurers vow to put an end to the evil threatening all the people of the Solaris empire.

Air Awakens Series by Elise Kova

Book Review: Water’s Wrath (Air Awakens Series Book 4) by Elise Kova

Vhalla Yarl braves the wilds of the empire on her own. Leaving the safety of the tower, Vhalla flees from the castle and finds refuge in a small town. She turns to what she knows best, study and reading. Determined to learn all she can about the Knights of Jadar, Vhalla plunges head first into myth and legend.

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Book Review: Earth’s End (Air Awakens Series Book 3) by Elise Kova

Vhalla Yarl is both strong and courageous. She pushes forward and fights fate at every turn. The emperor would use her as a tool to win his war and become all powerful. But power comes with a price.

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Book Review: Fire Falling (Air Awakens Series Book 2) by Elise Kova

Vhalla and Aldrik find themselves at the front line of combat. Vhalla, inexperience and untrained, must defy all odds and find a way to survive.

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Book Review: Wrath of the Gods (The Titan’s Saga Book 2) by Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve

Maisey Parker and Cronus come to a truce after a temporary separation. Cronus needs Maisey if he is going to save the world. They will have to go through unimaginable trials, fight against the old prejudices, and figure out where they stand with each other.

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Book Review: Releasing the Gods (The Titan’s Saga Book 1) by Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve

When titans awaken, the earth will tremble. Throw in the gods of the pantheon and Pandora’s box, and you have whirlwind adventure. Embark on a journey of a lifetime.

Elise Kova

Book Review: Air Awakens (Air Awakens Series Book 1) by Elise Kova

Kidnapped to the tower where the sorcerers live, Vhalla learns she has magic within her. Growing up, Vhalla’s opinion of magic and sorcery was not well formed. With the help of a teacher in the shadows, and lots of hidden notes left in books in the library, Vhalla learns that magic is not something she should fear.

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Book Review: Chosen by the Vampire Kings by Charlene Hartnady

Tanya is going to have to come to terms with her new life. Forced to choose between the love of two men, and placed in the middle of a war between the covens, will Tanya be able to survive….

Book Review: Braving The Elements by K. F. Breene

Sasha must learn to control her magic and wield the elements if she is going to ever regain her freedom. The ever constant pull toward Stefan and the threat of an attack loom over her creating a mess she never through she’d find herself in.

Book Review: Into The Darkness by K. F. Breene

A war rages in the shadows. Sasha, just a normal human, get thrown into the middle of it. Will she become a weapon of power or will she tuck her tail and run?

Book Review: War (The Four Horsemen Book 2) by Laura Thalassa

The four horsemen come to earth signaling the end of days. The first horseman, Pestilence, has disappeared. Now War, the second horseman, rages across the land on his blood red steed.

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Book Review: Everless by Sara Holland

In a world ruled by time and time created through blood, Jules must find a means to survive. Once an upper-class servant, the daughter of the blacksmith, Jules hides from the Gerling family—mainly from Liam. After her father squanders away his time, Jules must find a way to save him.

The Curse of Judas by Cynthia Brandel

I am excited and proud to announce the release of The Curse of Judas on Amazon. …

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Book Review: Neutral by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

Emma is brought back to life by Willa, but her life will never be the same. After waking up in Neutral’s cave, Emmy realizes she is no longer a dweller. The tension between Neutral and Emmy builds as they pick and poke at each other.

Book Review: Skyborn by Leia Stone

Sloane Murphy didn’t know she was a dragon until her hiking trip turned awry and she almost died. After turning into a dragon, she was chased by men, whom she would later discover were druids, that wanted to kill her.

Book Review: Fallen Academy (Year One) by Leia Stone

Brielle would soon come to realize that fate has a sick sense of humor. Growing up in demon city, she knew how to handle herself and what to expect of demons. Living the good life in Angel City was just a dream, or it was.

Book Review: Signs of Cupidity by Raven Kennedy

Cupids are noncorporeal, living in a dimension called the veil. Their job is simple, spread love to everyone. But no one explained that you couldn’t receive love in return (or join in on the fun).

Book Review: Claimed by Gods (The Dark Valkyrie Book 1) by Eva Chase

Aria Watson learned to survive at a very young age. Her mother was drawn to bad men, the sort that would force you to lock your doors at night so that you could sleep alone. Aria’s brother, Petey, is the center of her life. Although separated due to her circumstance, Aria tries to provide for him as best as she can. It wasn’t until her life suddenly ended that things began to change

Book Review: Strength (Curse of the Gods Book 4)by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

It turned out Willa was not the Beta of Chaos. Hiding from Straviti and Rau, Willa is thrown into a feud between the gods. The Abcurse brothers have troubles of their own as they are elected to teach upcoming Sol’s at Champions Peak, a place for the best of the best. Not thrilled by the new development, they must find a way to accomplish the task set before without killing their charges.

Book Review: Seduction (Curse of the Gods Book 3) by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

Title of Book:  Seduction (Curse of the Gods Book 3) Author: Jaymin Eve and Jane…

The Curse of Judas by Cynthia Brandel

A Post-apocalyptic Adventure Humans had placed themselves on a pedestal above all other living creatures. …

Book Review: Persuasion (Curse of the Gods Book 2) by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

Title of Book:  Persuasion (Curse of the Gods Book 2) Author: Jaymin Eve and Jane…

Book Review: Trickery (Curse of the Gods Book 1)by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington

Willa Knight is used to getting into trouble. She is the most accident-prone dweller in her village. Her best friend, Emmy, has grown used to Willa getting hurt, or setting a building on fire, or causing someone to go bald. Pretty much, if it is impossible or unlikely, then it will happen to Willa.

Book Review: Wings of Fire (Protected by Dragons Book 2) by G. Bailey

Isola Dragonice is the last female ice dragon and the princess to the throne on Dragca or was until the throne was usurped (by one of the guards that was supposed to be protecting her). Cast to Earth along with her three remaining guards, Isola has lived as a human ignorant to her lineage and the power she possesses. That is until an unexpected ally helps her to recover her memories.

Book Review: Wings of Ice (Protected by Dragons Book 1) by G. Bailey

Although Isola is protected, Jace is not. Jace is found by the red dragons and slaughtered. Just before they get their hands on Isola, she manages to escape and is cast back into the world of Dragca. Isola is constantly suffering from assassination attempts and thrown into life-threatening situations.

Book Review for Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Katy is a complete bookworm. She loves to read and to blog about anything and everything books. After the death of her father, Katy and her mom moved to West Virginia to start life anew. Little did she know that her life was about to change forever.

Book Review for Blood Oath (The Darkest Drae) Book 1 by Raye Wagner and Kelly St.Clare

His act of kindness started a whirlwind of events that would change Ryn’s life forever. The death of her mother, enslavement by the King, torture on an unimaginable scale. Ryn survived through it all. Ryn discovers that she is more than just human and possibly the answer to Irrik’s lonely existence.

Book Review: Pestilence (The Four Horsemen Book 1) by Laura Thalassa

Pestilence is set on revenge and takes Sara prisoner. Sara is forced to watch the people they encounter die by the plague. Through their travels, Pestilence and Sara come to understand each other. Pestilence learns about the good side of human nature. Sara learns about Pestilence’s internal struggle between doing what he is called to do and choosing to do what his heart desires.

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Book Review: Final Sanctuary (The La Croix Chronicles) by Hope Bates

Brielle La Croix, Bree for short, is thrust into the war between the sovereign territories. Bree’s mother casts her out of Corain, the only sovereign territory she has ever known, and sends her on a journey to another sovereign territory, Albejit. Bree escapes before hell breaks loose in Corain but she loses her mother in the process. Final Sanctuary is the story of Bree’s search for her mother and the family she didn’t realize she had.

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The world is split between the Faerie Realms and the Mortal Lands. A war fought centuries ago ended in the creation of a magical wall dividing humans from faeries. Cracks in the wall have let Faeries enter the human world. Feyre (the MC) becomes entangled with Tamlin, a High Fae, after she committed the crime of murdering a faerie. A life for a life—Feyre crosses the wall to pay for her crime.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS

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Angela R. Watts is a sinner saved by Yahweh’s Grace.  She strives to glorify the…

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Based in Central Florida, Leslie C. Halpern is an award-winning poet and essayist, entertainment journalist…