Review: The Crescent Moon

The Crescent Moon

The Crescent Moon by David Neth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

If you read the author, you will know his way of writing these characters, with more human in them than supernatural. Their magic they keep it to themselves, saving the energy necessary to a next encounter.

These are short stories that started long time ago, which end with a meeting of chaos.

I enjoyed listening to this audio book gift by the author as I’ve enjoyed the previous stories.

Wonder what will happen…
Waiting for the next 😉

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Review: How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life
How to Save a Life by Emma Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As the story goes I feel like the author wants her characters to speak to her readers and connect.

I’m missing more interaction between them, I mean, they think too much about everything, they keep talking inside their own heads more than out. But I’m intrigued…

Don’t get me wrong I like the writer’s perspective, I just don’t think everyone, the readers would like this or are they used to, but I hope it will keep you reading.

The more I read the more I wanted to know. I was interested and the writing had a nice flow.

One night I find there’s a purpose for all this information and I understand this unique writing.
A preparation for such a terrible past… can’t say much more. But with hope to find true love.

Very complex characters, touching the paranormal aspect.
It thorns you, it breaks you, but you hope and believe true love is forever.

I chose this audio book by chance, it turned out to be a great read!

I recommend it even if you are not that found of paranormal,
believe me you’ll remember this book for what it made you feel.

“I was voluntarily provided this review copy audio book at no charge by the narrator.”

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Review: El Diablo

El Diablo
El Diablo by M. Robinson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Aww such an emotional ride!

Totally enthralled and couldn’t put it down. I had no idea where this book was taking me…

Girl, I wanted the devil!

He was there, watching the tantalizing forbidden fruit he can never have but desperately craves. Yes, there he was: Alejandro Martinez. He was a devil but not of his own making. Born to be the devil but he may not always be evil.

He was tested, prepared… Tasted his first blood when he was just a young boy. That’s horrible, marks you, scars you.

I’ve lived his dark and raw story along with him. Thanks to the author 🙂 he had some clear thoughts, where I saw a side of him, which made me understand the ugliness.

I saw a man who never fails to try to protect those he loves. A man alone.

A man who needs someone by his side, loving him and understands El Diablo .

Love you M. You never give anything away. You make me feel intensely for all your characters!! Thank you for always surprising me.

This story has exceeded all my expectations! It was like I was seeing a movie, dark, twisted and dangerous.

Great story line, good pace. I recommend this book to everyone!

I was provided a free audio book copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

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Review : Between the Tackles

Between the Tackles (Pass to Win, #3)Between the Tackles

by Roxy Sinclaire

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

I was annoyed at first with the bad recording
so I’ve tried to separate the performance from
the writer and the story.

The narrator needs some lessons.

It felt like I was listening to a robot…
Kept me for enjoying my listening…

Never read Roxy Sinclaire ‘s before but I thought the story was cute and fresh.
Not my ussual read/listen, Young or New Adult, but I’m always ready to learn more.
Liked the male character. Although I think he was too mature for a young adult story.

I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

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Review: Filthy Rich

Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty, #1)Filthy Rich by Raine Miller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Incoming review 😊

Caleb is filthy rich, successful and charming. After his father death he begins to question certain things, the indifference of his mother towards the family state and memories, made him feel responsible to solve this matter with his own hands.

Brooke came from England to America after a tragic incident, but that didn’t stop her. She fought for her dreams and became a sweet beautiful woman working has an interior designer. She is young and to help her gramma, she has to work a second job. Life isn’t easy…

They meet in a funny scenery, their story feels genuine. They both focus on what’s important in life, so they feel comfortable with each other right from the start. One says it’s faith, another says is … luck… twin souls maybe…

They learn from each other although they are from different worlds. Past and hard truths come in their way, but they keep trying.

Right by the end 😲😲😲😲and that’s all I’m going to say/ write for now.

Hope to get the next installment soon 😉

Great read, enjoyed it very much.

I recommend this book to everyone ❤️

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Author Raine Miller

Raine Miller

www.rainemiller.com
@Raine_Miller

Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Historical Fiction

995356_930149823748012_7450719873151933576_nRaine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it’s a safe bet she’ll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine’s stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A former teacher, she’s now writing sexy romance stories full time. She has a handsome prince of a husband, two brilliant sons, and two bouncy Italian Greyhounds to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books. You can contact her at raine_miller@ymail.com or visit http://www.RaineMiller.com to sign up for updates and her newsletter with links to upcoming books. Join us on Facebook at the Raine Miller Romance Readers group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/raine…

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Back in 2012/2013 my reviews were a lot shorter,

but I kept reading and practicing, so old on!

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Naked (The Blackstone Affair, #1)

 

Naked by Raine Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

It was short and fast, even the narrator was fast 🙂 but I enjoy the story.

I love everything about art and painting and preserving it.

I do that too 🙂 and the love affair, well, fast, strong and sweet 🙂

 


All In (The Blackstone Affair, #2)

All In by Raine Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

In fact All In! 🙂

I was so caught up in this book and then it was over …

Once again I wanted this book to be longer, can’t wait for the next.


Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair, #3)

Eyes Wide Open by Raine Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a story!

All mystery and thrilling!

I want some Ethan Blackstone in my life! 😉


Rare and Precious Things (The Blackstone Affair, #4)

Rare and Precious Things by Raine Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

What can I say?

Both characters grew so much and found a way to heal together as their love grew even stronger.Another life threatening scene, altered Brynne and Ethan’s perspectives about everything.A promise of hope, a rare and precious love story!

I was happy with the 3 books in the series, although in this one, some questions were answered that satisfied my curiosity and I have been listening to a beautiful hot love story.

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Cherry Girl (Neil & Elaina #1)

Cherry Girl by Raine Miller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Re reading it for a smarter review…
You have to read it 😉


Currently Reading/ listening : 

(Waiting for my signed paperback to arrive)
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Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty #1)

Billionaire Caleb Blackstone lives in the glamorous world of wealth and success, with every material luxury. But the moment he sees Brooke Casterley, none of that matters. Caleb is filled with a raw, undeniable need that he can’t ignore…for a girl who is so completely different from everything and everyone he’s ever known.

Only Brooke isn’t looking for love. She knows all too well just how much damage the wrong guy can do. Still, what sane, broke British girl can resist the charms of an incredibly sexy, chivalrous billionaire? What starts as flirtation quickly turns into all-consuming passion. Nothing could have prepared her for the searing heat of Caleb’s touch—or just how much she craves him.

Their whirlwind romance is the stuff of high-society fantasy—but for every moment of pleasure, there is a cost. Past mistakes and tragedy shadow them both…and falling for him might be the kind of trouble she can’t afford.

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Review: Imperfect Chemistry

Imperfect Chemistry
Imperfect Chemistry by Mary Frame

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4,5 *

An odd intellectual girl.
Learning about romance and dating.
Should be easy huh?

Living all by herself in a university environment at such a young age, wow!

We are introduced to Lucy, struggling with her thesis and almost losing her grant.
just because her thesis requires connections like love, lust, all the emotions around
dating customs and romance.

Something she didn’t experienced yet and thought was a waste of time… uh oh she needs help!

Lucy is so straight forward but socially clueless and awkward.
Without even knowing it between trying, observing, learning to save her grant,
she finds really kind people and makes good friends.

Interesting book with a very original story.
What a fun, light read.
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Audiobook release “Os Lusíadas como nunca os ouviu” narrated by António Fonseca 

António Fonseca disse, pela primeira vez, os dez cantos de “Os Lusíadas” em 2012, no âmbito de Guimarães Capital Europeia da Cultura, mas o trabalho de apropriação do texto de Camões para a oralidade começou em 2008. Tem sido um trabalho de esforço físico e mental que António Fonseca descreve quase como uma obsessão diária. Esse trabalho é agora finalmente recompensado com a edição de um audiolivro que António Fonseca apresenta no Café Concerto do Centro Cultural Vila Flor. “Os Lusíadas”, como António José Saraiva afirma, “é um livro para ser entoado por recitadores, e não analisado por gramáticos. Por vezes interessa pouco o que ele diz, e vale só a língua sonora que percorre os vários graus da escala, uma palavra que esplende, um som rouco de queixa ou um gesto teatral que se entrevê. Por vezes, também, é um brinco meio irónico com palavras que se repetem ou opõem, como os poetas sempre gostaram de fazer diante dos seus auditores, que só são perfeitos e cabais quando se embebem como crianças no fluir das palavras e nos seus inesperados efeitos” www.ccvf.pt

In English:

“Os Lusíadas como nunca os ouviu” is an audio book consisting of 10 cantos from Luís de Camões epic poem, “The Lusiads,” performed by António Fonseca.

António Fonseca performed these 10 cantos from The Lusiads for the first time in 2012 as part of Guimarães European Capital of Culture, but his dedication to performing part of Camões` great epic poem goes back 2008. This work has required such physical and mental stamina that António Fonseca describes it as bordering on a daily obsession yet one whose final reward has come in the making of an audio book which the artist will present at the Café Concerto of the Vila Flor Cultural Center. The Lusiads is, as António José Saraiva notes, “a work meant to be recited aloud performance-style and not analyzed by grammarians. At times, it matters less what is being said since the more important aspect is the sound of the language which climbs in scale, a word which shines resplendently, a rough, plaintive sound or a theatrical gesture which is made. There is also the somewhat ironic playing with words that are repeated or in opposition to others, as oral poets are inclined to do before an audience and which are so perfect and natural when they are introduced like children into the flow of speech and to unexpected effect.” www.ccvf.pt