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!
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
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Excellent reviews, Denise. Thank you for sharing. 😁
Thanks John 🙂
My goodness, more excellent books for me to read! Thank you, Denise, for sharing your reviews. I hope the fires are far from you. ♥
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
Great collection. I was especially intrigued by The Day the Lights Went out.
Thanks, Jacqui:) I can see your tug for that read!
Ooo, your description of ‘Unhinged’ grabbed me straight away. One for the pile!
The pile just keeps growing doesnt it, Jessica. Happy reading.
More great reviews, Denise! I have read all of these except for Susanne’s new book. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks Jan:) Happy reading!
Nice reviews Denise. Thanks for sharing. I’ve read Treacherous Love and Nonnie’s book is on my wishlist.
I’m always happy to share the good books I’ve been reading. Thanks Balroop:)
Thanks for sharing these wonderful reviews, Denise! <3
I’m happy to share them, Vashti:) Happy reading!
These all sounds really good, Denise.
Thanks Robbie:) It was some good reading.
Ooh, these all sound dark and moody- great reviews!
Thanks, Jacquie:) It is the season for dark and moody.
Oh, excellent reviews, Denise. Horror is not my genre but it sounds interesting from your review. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Thank you Miriam:) I think you’d like the story of the boys walking home. All good reads though.
I would like that one, Denise.
Something for everyone! Great choices. DEAD AT HEART sounds intriguing.
I enjoyed the series, Sandra. Thank you. You stay safe too xoxoxo
Thank you so much for sharing your review of The Dead At Heart.
I enjoyed it, Susanne:)
Thank you, Denise, for posting your review of Unhinged on your website. I’m glad you enjoyed my story! Thanks for your support!
It was a fun read that brought back some good memories:)
Always great to read your reviews and discover new authors for me. Thanks Denise!
Thanks, Eden. That’s how I find new authors too by reviews:) xo
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. 🙂
That might be a good read for you then:) Thanks Mark!