Today I am reviewing The Brotherhood of Piaxia by Michael Drakich.
The blurb: Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! In the border town of Rok, a young warlock acolyte, Tarlok and his older brother, Savan, captain of the guard, become embroiled in the machinations of dominance. While in the capital city, Tessia, the daughter of Piaxia’s most influential merchant, begins a journey of survival. Follow the three as their paths intertwine, with members of the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own ends.
My Review: I have to say I have liked everything I have read by this author. He seems to be able to write in any genre he chooses. This turn at fantasy is no different. The world is well developed and the characters are interesting. Love the simple shepherd Bron. The key to the great power is so simple when it is revealed. I would definitely look forward to more of this world. The only thing I would mark down is the editing could be a little bit better but I got so wrapped up in the story that it did no detract from it. I give this book 5 stars.
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Today I am reviewing A Cutthroat Business by Jenna Bennett.
Blurb: Everyone has warned new-minted realtor Savannah Martin that real estate is a cutthroat business. But Savannah doesn’t think she’s supposed to take the warning literally … until an early morning phone call sends her to an empty house on the ‘bad’ side of town, where she finds herself standing over the butchered body of a competitor, face to face with the boy her mother always warned her about.
Rafe Collier is six feet three inches of testosterone and trouble; tall, dark, and dangerous, with a murky past and no future—not the kind of guy a perfect Southern Belle should want to tangle with. In any way. But wherever Savannah turns, there he is, and making no bones about what he wants from her.
Now Savannah must figure out who killed real estate queen Brenda Puckett, make a success of her new career, and avoid getting killed—or kissed—by Rafe, all before the money in her savings account runs out and she has to go back to selling make-up at the mall.
My Review:This is a lighthearted romantic murder mystery. I really enjoyed it. The main character manages to unravel the mystery before she gets killed herself, all while maintaining her southern finishing school manners. The romance is enough to keep you interested without getting graphic, a plus in my book. I would recommend this to anyone looking for that light summer read It is even free a the moment. I would pick up more in this series for a quick read. I give this book 5 stars.
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After some thought, and time away, I have decided that I will open back up this fall. Summer is just too busy of a time here to do justice to reviews. So bear with me for all the mind changes and I will see you all this fall. Again throughout the summer as I have time I will do reviews. Thank you all.
While I have enjoyed the time I have spent with the many authors that have sent books to me to read, I am going to be ending my book review blog. Due to family circumstances I just can not fit in the reading time I need to be fair to the many submissions I have. If you have sent a book to me I will continue to post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads as I have time to get to the books. I am sorry for any disappointment you authors feel. Good luck and keep writing.
I had my first video interview via skype (first time I’ve ever used Skype as well) last week with Acresbooks, a website dedicated to bringing readers and authors together one video interview at a time.
I was really, really nervous the whole time and so ended up sounding like an idiot, but the interviewer was great and it was a lot fun. And my camera wasn’t straight ahead so I’m not actually looking at the camera most of the time because I was looking at my computer screen where the interviewer was.
Even with all of that, if you’re interested in watching the interview you can either watch the imbedded video below or go to Acresbooks and watch it there.
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