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Dreams and Nightmares By Ann Werner Review

Dreams and Nightmares

By Ann Werner

Decker Jones has just made it big; she is now a New York Times Bestselling Author. So what do you do to celebrate? You buy the house of your dreams and begin renovation, maybe have a date or two with a cute guy.

On the other end of the spectrum is Albert Crawford, career bank robber until it all comes to an end and he winds up behind bars for the rest of his life.

These two are on a collision course, and only one will be left alive.

 Dreams and Nightmares

Ok so I have to confess the title and the cover fooled me I thought this would be a paranormal book, man was I wrong. I really enjoyed the way that Ann Werner weaved the two stories together, two completely different lives and one epic ending. Though it is a bit predictable (well once you figure out it’s a suspense/thriller not a fantasy novel) it still manages to pull a few surprises out of the bag along the way. I wish there had been more to Decker’s relationship with the boy next door, due to the ending, other than that it’s a great read and fun till the end.

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Necromancer By C. Bryan Brown Review

Necromancer

By C. Bryan Brown

Torrin McGlynne is what some might consider a “Dirty” cop, he steals from the drug dealers, murders, and thieves to secure his twin daughters future in the world. Soon Torrin finds himself in a world that is unlike his everyday normal existence when his investigation leads him straight into a magic wielding villain unlike any other.

Necromancer

The first half of this book starts off a bit differently than you would expect, the main character starts off by killing not only a drug dealer but his daughter who bears witness to his crimes. When I picked up this novel I thought it would be full of paranormal activity, but the magic is subtle until about sixty percent through the novel when the real fun begins. The one question that this novel left me with was, “Who are the good guys?” We start off with Torrin the one, who begins the novel by murdering a little girl, then you have the partner who seems to be the only upstanding person in this book and he soon becomes a victim to the ways of the magical world. I always thought a novel needed a hero and a villain but C. Bryan Brown managed to write an entire novel where you have no clue who to actually root for, it was interesting to read though it leaves you feeling a bit lackluster when you are done.

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Heartbroken by Lisa Unger Review

Heartbroken

By Lisa Unger

Emily is stuck in a dead end job with a fiancé who will do anything for a fix. Kate has two beautiful children and has finally found a husband who is perfect for her and is about to release her first novel using her grandmothers and aunts journals for inspiration. Birdie is a cold woman set in her ways the only thing that ever makes her happy is being on her island on a lake in the Adirondacks that her family has owned for generations. These three women mingle in an intertwining story that will lead each of them to a fight for their very lives.

Heartbroken

I think that if the characters had been more relatable this novel would have been brilliant but as the novel is written you have Birdie who is rich and snooty, her daughter Kate who is a perpetual pushover who just now comes out of her shell, then Emily who is young and in love with a drug addict and has perpetually helped him with schemes to swindle people. I found no way to relate to any of these characters so as I am reading it I am not fully drawn into the story. Towards the end the novel does pick up with amazing scenes full of action and suspense it is just getting to this part that is a bit slow.

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Poor Little Bitch Girl by Jackie Collins

Poor Little Bitch Girl

By Jackie Collins

New York’s number one madam, Annabelle Maestro must return to Las Angeles when her movie star mother has been murdered and the prime suspect is her legendary film star father. Denver Jones is a hot shot attorney in L.A. who used to be friends with Annabelle and is pulled onto the case all the while Denver’s best friend Carolyn Henderson assistant to a married senator and finds out she is pregnant with his child. Then we have the heart throb Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, friend of Annabelle’s drug addicted boyfriend, when he runs into Denver the sparks fly and that is only the beginning of this story. Murder, Hollywood, Scandal, and Prostitution this novel has a little bit of everything for everyone.

 

Jackie Collins manages to intertwine four stories into an incredible novel. I have never before read a Jackie Collins novel she is another author I have seen everywhere but when I saw the title of this novel I just couldn’t resist. This novel is not for the faint of heart if you don’t enjoy a good sizzling sex scene then you should certainly look elsewhere for your pleasure but if you do Jackie Collins doesn’t disappoint. Piled full of lust and intrigue this is a remarkable novel.

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Blackstone & Brenwen – The Mirror & The Meretrix By Andrew D. Mellusco Review

Blackstone & Brenwen – The Mirror & The Meretrix

By Andrew D. Mellusco

Elliot Blackstone is an idealistic lawyer who is always taking on the more unfortunate cases in his family’s law firm Blackstone and Associates. One day a case comes to his attention, his childhood sweetheart Abigail Hood, has been charged with murder can Elliot save Red Riding Hood? With the help of his colleagues a sandman Vincent Traum the fire nymph Fury and his new protégé a centaur named Epona Brenwan they uncover a conspiracy unlike any other with Royal Assassins Snow White and Rose Red  willing to stop at nothing to protect their queen’s secrets.

Andrew D. Mellusco takes a court drama and combines it with fairy tales blending them into an interesting fantasy novel. The author did a wonderful job in each of his characters my personal favorite is Snow White; I would never have imagined her as a deadly assassin. This story is full of murder and intrigue, the descriptions are so detailed that it comes to life even from the very beginning when Elliot is defending his client Jack to a court room of giants. Even if you are not a fan of legal thrillers the fantasy aspect is so captivating and well thought out that it is worth the read.

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