September Book Reviews Part Two! @KarensStories @pdoggbiker @SusanneLeist @NonnieJules

The Dead At Heart

by Susanne Leist

I have read the first two books in the Dead Games Series and was eager to continue the story. “Dead at Heart” takes off with plenty of action where two ended. Shana is involved with a powerful vampire William but doesn’t completely trust him. I enjoyed the relationship between Linda, her best friend, and another powerful vampire, Gregg. But what kept this a page-turning book was the battle not only in the vampire community but also in Shana’s heart. While she loves William, she appears to have feelings for the sheriff Sam still. That sets up for an intriguing love triangle.  I wasn’t sure who Shana would end up with until it happened. I love the friendship between the women and how they have each other’s backs no matter what. The undercurrent in the vampire community made me wonder who the good side was and kept me guessing until the end. I walked the streets of Quebec with the characters and now have added it to a place I’d like to see. Plus, I became of fan of the other entities that showed up. This is an exciting addition to the series, with a satisfying conclusion. If you enjoy vampire books with some romance mixed in, this is for you. Five-Stars!


THE DAY THE LIGHTS WENT OUT … on Education (The COVID19 ‘LIGHTS OUT’ Series Book 1)

by NONNIE JULES

This was an interesting read that is very current. Ms. Jules’ opinions on how education is being affected by the pandemic followed facts, ideas, and quotes. It was thoughtfully presented with personal examples. “The Day The Lights Went Out” is something every parent and teacher struggles with, and this quick read offers a solution on how to help our next generation through the crisis in their education. Four-Stars!


Unhinged: A Micro-Read

by John Podlaski

I grew up loving horror movies, and “Unhinged” tapped right into that. Two fourteen-year-old boys gratefully took a job to clean up the drive-in for food and movies. They watched “Night of the Living Dead,” which I can still remember watching and being terrified. After that, they had to walk home. I loved seeing the world through their scared eyes. I really enjoyed this quick read that captured the youth of the past so well! Five-Stars!


Treacherous Love: A Short Story of Misdirected Passion

by Karen Black

Rochelle and Ethan seemed to have the perfect marriage. In reality, though, Rochelle couldn’t contain her jealousy, and it boiled over into insecure abuse. It was an unhealthy relationship that ended up hurting their son, which made me cringe.  This is a well-told insight into violence directed at the husband with an ending I wasn’t expecting. Four-Stars!


I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!

Embrace your inner child by reading a good book! D. L. Finn

32 thoughts on “September Book Reviews Part Two! @KarensStories @pdoggbiker @SusanneLeist @NonnieJules”

  1. My goodness, more excellent books for me to read! Thank you, Denise, for sharing your reviews. I hope the fires are far from you. ♥

    1. Thank you Gwen. We got the one out by us and the other closer one is still a ways from us but deaing with the smoke since they started a few weeks ago. Fingers crossed we get some rain soon. xo

  2. While they all sound great, I personally think I can elate to Nonnie’s The Day The Lights Went Out, having lived through the “pleasure” of homeschooling during COVID. 🙂

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