Review: Ever After Again (Hidden Worlds Anthology #1)

Review: Ever After Again (Hidden Worlds Anthology #1)

Steaming along on our review farewell tour, we have an anthology of fairytale retellings for your consideration. Ever After Again (The Hidden Worlds Anthology #1) is an anthology written by 3 authors; Michelle Wilson, Lindsey S. Frantz,  and K.D. Reid. Enjoy!
BiblioGal
Fairytale retellings sometimes feel like they’re all the same. I was immediately surprised and engrossed in this anthology because the stories were written so well that I found myself swept up in them and nearly burnt dinner!
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There are 9 stories total, most aren’t as well known as some of the mainstream fairytales out there, but extremely entertaining and worth looking up on your own (after you read this book of course). Two of the more known retellings are The Little Mermaid and Little Red Riding Hood.
I loved the ending of The Little Mermaid as compared to the original story.
Each story has its own spin while paying homage to the original. They are well written and kept my attention.

The anthology can be purchased on Amazon, while the authors have their own social media and websites if you’re interested in seeing what else they have coming!
Status Update:

Status Update:

Hi everyone! You may have noticed that we haven’t posted any new reviews since early this summer. I apologize for that and wanted to give my reasons and update you on a few things.

First, I’d like to say that the Review Team I started in the Spring was and IS magnificent! These ladies read and reviewed like it was their superpower! I couldn’t have done any reviews at all without Lakin, Lisa, and Lil Red Writing Hood! I need a solid round of snaps for each of them right now, please!tenor

Second, I have some sad news.  I am discontinuing regular reviews on this blog. Since starting this blog, I’ve gotten into editing and writing for myself. Both of these ventures have grown to a point where I haven’t had time to properly keep up with blogging.  I’m not able to give this blog as much time and effort as I would like, but I want to keep it up and running.  The only solution that I can come up with that makes sense and keeps me from spreading myself too thin and burning out, is to dissolve the review team. There will be occasional reviews as I finish books in my own time. I have THREE final reviews before we go to this new format.  Be on the lookout this Labor Day Weekend for them to roll out.

Third, this blog will remain open to pop culture, television, movies, fandoms, and reading.  I will still share posts on social media so be sure to check Instagram and Facebook from time to time for your entertainment. Thank you all so much for your support these past few years.  Every Comment, Like, and Share is noticed and appreciated. You people ROCK!

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Review: For Lenova by Ruth G. Juliano

Review: For Lenova by Ruth G. Juliano

 

Hello Fellow Bibliophiles! I know you haven’t seen a review since early this summer and I apologize. Things have been hectic for a lot of reasons (more on that later), for now, I’d like to present to you a fast-paced crime drama set in Australia. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars and loved every twist and turn Ruth Juliano churned out. I hope you enjoy it too! 

BiblioGal

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Corporate Drama, Crime Thriller, Soap Operatic Storylines. Three phrases to sum up the entire world of Ruthless Beings, each book I’ve read within the ABC series and the stand-alone novels continue to surprise me.
In this book, Tom Callinger is getting fed up with the “Good-ol-boy” system within the corporation he works for. Just when he’s ready to hand in his resignation, the CEO gives him a task. Take 50 employees, all from different divisions, all who have been deemed “problematic”, and create a new department. Implement new and creative ways to manage them and see what happens.
Tom is eager to get started and even more eager to get to know the eccentric clerk who’s found her way his floor.
Lenny opens Tom’s eyes to a lot of things. Past traumas collide with present-day problems set to the backdrop of big city skylines and sinister crimes.

As always, I enjoy Juliano’s style of writing. She describes it as “Simple, direct, chaos”, and it’s true. Her characters are usually blunt and straight to the point, the drama is over the top, and the twists are sometimes diabolical. As a life-long fan of soap opera style drama, I find comfort and entertainment whenever I open one of these books. I recommend them to anyone who enjoys crime thrillers or good dramatic literature.

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For Lenova and all of the other novels in the Ruthless Beings lexicon can be purchased on Amazon in e-book format. Enjoy! You can learn more about author Ruth Juliano through her website: https://ruthgjuliano.wordpress.com

COVER & SYNOPSIS REVEAL

The Michigan Dogman Files
UA CLASSIFIED – #4

by Derek Borne
&
 INTRODUCING DEBUT AUTHOR ROWENA REDE! 

 

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Cover of The Michigan Dogman Files

 

Amazon Pre-order Link: mybook.to/MDogmanFilesUA

 

Elimination
Book Teaser: “It was supposed to be a simple elimination”


Synopsis

WARNING: THIS SHORT STORY’S MISSIVE CONTAINS TOP-SECRET INTEL

 

Your Mission:

Rendez-vous with the Ultimate Agency’s heroes as they team up with a black-ops agent from a clandestine organization for a peculiar and dangerous assignment.

 

The Target – The Michigan Dogman

First Claimed Sighting: 1887 – Wexford County, Michigan
Other Known Aliases: The Beast of Bray Road
Valid or Myth Status: Unconfirmed

Black Ops
Book Teaser: These guys are like black ops. Whoever they are, let’s hope they play nice.


Mission Data – Confidential

Another piece of the menacing Helios puzzle comes to light. Since the late 1800s, reports of the Dogman have swept throughout Michigan. Supposed recent sightings have pulled a shadowy character by the name of Thatcher into the mix. Can the Ultimate Agent and Specialist work in tandem with this mysterious new agent? Is he friend or foe? Will they be able to stop the bone-chilling monster from wreaking more havoc?

 

Treats
Book Teaser: “Better Figure out how to fix him before he tries to turn us into his next treats.”

 

About The Authors

 

ROWENA REDE

 

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Author Photo: Rowena Rede

 

Rowena Rede lives on a small farm in rural West Virginia. She’s an avid pop culture and book enthusiast. She misses the good old days when she had her own pull list at the local comic book shop in the next county. A self-professed curmudgeon who loves reading and writing Historical, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Horror, and Urban Fantasy books when time allows. She is quite proud of her humongous TBR Pile which will never be finished much like her Netflix queue. She always has time for a good meme and has never turned down a carbohydrate. If you also enjoy these things, feel free to follow her on social media.
Rowena’s Links

 Amazon: https://urlzs.com/9CnGL

 FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/RowenaRedeAuthor

 IG: https://www.instagram.com/rowenarede2019/

 Twitter: https://twitter.com/RedeRowena

 FB Fans: https://urlzs.com/Eu8EG

 

DEREK BORNE

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Author Photo: Derek Borne

 

Derek Borne lives in Paris, Canada (thought it was going to say France, right?) with his wife and moody bearded dragon Ziggy. When he isn’t writing superhero spy novels, he’s belting out Phantom of the Opera, playing his guitar, and watching Marvel superhero movies and TV shows, playing hockey, and making movie references daily.

Further Intel Pick Up Locations (Spy Links):

 Amazon: https://viewauthor.at/DerekBorne

 FB Page: https://tinyurl.com/DerekBorne

 GoodReads: https://tinyurl.com/DerekBorneOnGR

 BookBub: https://tinyurl.com/DerekBorneOnBB

 IG: https://www.instagram.com/derekborne.author/

 Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/dbultimagent

 FB Fans: https://tinyurl.com/TheUltimateAgency

 Reviewers: https://tinyurl.com/BornesHitSquad

 Street Team: https://tinyurl.com/BornesTacticalSquad

 Website: https://derekborne.weebly.com/

 YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/DerekBorneOnYouTube (Shhh….be very quiet and maybe he won’t notice the YouTube link)

Need to pass super secret messages? Email Director Borne: teamderekborne@gmail.com

Unholy Ground by Christine Pope

Unholy Ground by Christine Pope

Hi there readers! Today I’m reviewing Book #3 in Christine Pope’s Demon Hunters Trilogy and I’m both excited and bummed out by it. Mostly excited because it was a good book and in reading them I discovered a new favorite author who happens to have over 100 books published! I’ll be pretty busy adding to my TBR pile for quite a while as you can imagine.

I’m a little bummed just because it’s the conclusion to a really good series, but hey, that’s the mark of a great book right?

So here’s my Non-Spoiler Review!

 

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Happy Reading,

BiblioGal

Title: Unholy Ground (Project Demon Hunters Book #3)   

Author: Christine Pope

Reviewed By: BiblioGal

This book is the wrap up of the first two books in the series.  As I’ve discovered with Pope’s writing, it picks up immediately where the last one left off so you can just keep reading without worrying if any missing piece gets filled in along the way. Audrey and Michael are still dealing with their demon problem, in a way.  Basically, some loose ends have been left behind from book 2 plus a lot of psychological trauma to be dealt with. Don’t worry, it isn’t all just angst and head games.  There are hauntings and horrors unfolding throughout the story.  I pretty much had to sleep with the tv on after reading every night. This is a good thing, I’m a girl who LOVES a good scare and it’s hard to surprise or spook me at this point, yet Pope managed to do it. I’m totally giving this a 5/5 STARS and recommending it to anyone who likes a good scare and a smart romance.

Christine Pope’s massive list of books can be found on her website christinepope.com and her Project Demon Hunters trilogy is available wherever books are sold.

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Happy Release Day!!! Unholy Ground ~ Christine Pope

Happy Release Day!!! Unholy Ground ~ Christine Pope

Title: Unholy Ground
Author: Christine Pope
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Christian Bentulan (Covers by Christian)
Editor: Katherine Tomlinson, Story Authority
Publication Date: April 17th, 2019
Blurb:
Facing the darkness is their only way back to the light.
After a horrible accident while filming the third episode of Project Demon Hunters, Audrey Barrett can’t get the if onlys out of her head. If only she hadn’t tried to play hero. If only she’d stayed out of the way. In the end, Michael sent the demon in question back to hell…but at a terrible cost.
The cable network has pulled the plug on the show, and they’re all out of a job. Now there’s nothing left to do but tie up loose ends. At least Audrey still has Michael, alive and by her side. But those loose ends are a clear sign — gouged deep in oak — that the demon who’s been making their lives miserable isn’t through with them after all.
They have no choice but to confront evil on its own ground. But if they can’t pin a name on this demon, nothing will save them…not even an ocean of holy water.
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USA Today bestseller Christine Pope is the author of the paranormal romance Witches of Cleopatra Hill series and the Djinn Wars series, among many other books (sixty and counting!). Researching UFOs brought her to magical Sedona, Arizona, where she now makes her home. Find out more about her books at christinepope.com.
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Review: Dark and Bright by P.M. Hernandez

Review: Dark and Bright by P.M. Hernandez

This week’s review is from our Fan Fiction Writing Guru; Lil Red Writing Hood.  A couple of us Bibliogals are familiar with P.M. Hernandez via her gargoyles and aliens, but we decided to let Red have a go with her new series, Dark and Bright. 

Happy Reading

~ BiblioGal

 

Title: Dark and Bright

Author: P.M. Hernandez          43457324

Article By: Lil Red Writing Hood

Trigger Warnings! The author herself has expressed that this book may trigger assault survivors and is suitable for mature readers 16 years old and up.

This was my first read for the author, though I have heard the name many times before. P. M. Hernandez is obviously a gifted writer and can create stories with surprise twists and turns that leave you wound up and begging for more when it’s all said and done.

 

Overall the book was a wonderful tale of a young girl who came into her own when the man in charge wasn’t around to stop her. I loved the natural and organic way she developed both the physical strength and strength of character she picked up along the way.

 

I also loved the male lead, he’s adorable but real. In a way, he felt like someone I knew, someone I could understand and care about. And boy did I!  He’s precious and should be protected at all costs and I will fight you if you say otherwise.

 

If I had to pinpoint something that didn’t set as well with me it was more about the past relationship between Carrie and her father, which I’m not going to get into for spoilery reasons. Maybe P.M. Hernandez has plans that will explain it or reason it out better, given this is only the first book in the series, but as of yet, it didn’t make sense to me.

 

Fingers crossed it gets even better!! I know I’m certainly looking forward to book 2!

 

The message I received in the writing was more about the growth of a young woman and how she can change and mature and become more than you ever imagined if someone (usually male) isn’t standing over her and making her feel weaker.

 

Carrie’s metamorphosis is quite literal but it’s also in the way she thinks and behaves and makes her choices. The strength doesn’t only come to her in a physical way but also emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually I believe.

 

It connects with me as I imagine it would with most women, on a deep and guttural level. The kind of character growth that warms you to the core. For me, there’s nothing like watching a beautiful young girl turn badass when nobody’s watching…well maybe Luis was.

 

The love story between Carrie and Luis serves as a background element for quite some time but it’s super adorable and flirtatious and fun in the early stages and through their mutually shared experiences they are pushed to test the limits of the new something between them. It stretches beyond what you could imagine but snaps them back together when they need it most.

 

This is a great read and I highly recommend it, but maybe only for the legal adults in the room. Though I will admit I lean on the side of caution because I’m an overprotective momma and aunt. I give this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars and can’t wait until book 2!

 

P.M. Hernandez’s books can be found at online booksellers and her website: www.pmhernandez.com