Welcome to Monday’s edition of the Cafe and Bookstore and a look at recent reviews for authors on the shelves.
The first author with a recent review is USA Today Bestselling author Jacquie Biggar for Sweetheart Cove (Blue Haven Book 1).
About Sweetheart Cove
Josie Sparks is looking for escape after a disastrous relationship. A summer job on a small Pacific Northwest island seems perfect. That is, until she meets her irascible new boss. She thinks she can help his sweet little girl–he’s another story.
Jacob Samuels needs someone reliable to care for his special needs daughter, but is sorry he trusted his sister with the task when help arrives in the shape of a too-young, too-tempting therapist with pain-filled eyes he can’t ignore.
Sand, surf, and soft island breezes bring two lonely hearts together in this heartwarming tale of second chance romance and a love that lasts forever.
A delightful mixture of women’s fiction, chick-lit, romantic comedy, and family saga, Sweetheart Cove has something for every reader.
One of the recent reviews for Sweetheart Cove
As usual Jacquie Biggars has written a five-star book. Jacob hired a nanny sight unseen. His daughter was confined to a wheelchair as the result of an accident that took her mother’s life. Actually, Josie was a therapist, hired to help Jane any way possible. Jacob was determined to send Josie back as soon as possible. He decided she was too young and would be too much of a distraction for him. A delightful tale of love on a tropical island. There was a puppy involved and that always makes a better story especially when a child owns the doggy. I recommend highly.
Read the reviews and buy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F6YMGHQ/
A selection of of other books by Jacquie Biggar
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Jacquie-Biggar/e/B00MSIJQBG
And at Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jacquie-Biggar/e/B00MSIJQBG/
Read more reviews and follow Jacquie Biggar on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8445812.Jacquie_Biggar
Connect to Jacquie via her website:http://jacqbiggar.com
The next author today with great recent reviews is Sacha Black for Victor: The Eden East YA Fantasy Novels
About the book
When Eden East kills someone, she expects them to stay dead. It’s only polite, after all.
Exhausted from battle and finally bound to her soulmate, all Eden wants to do is attend university and spend time with Trey. When her demon-ex, Victor, suddenly returns from the afterlife, Eden’s convinced he’s out for revenge. The last thing she expects is for him to ask for help, especially when he’s being controlled by evil forces.
But when an enchanted lock and key go missing, she’s no longer sure who she can trust. If Eden can’t find them in time, not only will her life, and her heart, be torn apart, the very world she lives in could be destroyed – forever.
Victor will transport fans of The Red Queen, The Young Elites, and The Lunar Chronicles to a world unlike any other…
The Eden East Novels: Book 0 – Sirens (coming soon) Book 1 – Keepers Book 2 – Victor
One of the recent reviews for the book
Now on to my review:
The characters I grew to know and love from Keepers are back and better than ever! Their development is plotted perfectly in progress with the current plot line of this sequel. And, of course, connecting with characters is a big plus. Black made them seem human and real, and I must say that I do not come across many authors who can beat that feat.
Obviously my ultimate favorite characters are Eden and Trey. Talk about the most realistic and adorable couple ever! Their fights were genuine, and their love was realistic, it wasn’t mushy, but actually tangible. We live in a world were YA love is cliche and makes you want hurl. So, thank you for giving us these characters who aren’t freaking annoying and represent what a real relationship should be like.
While I’m talking about characters, I’d like to mention that Eden goes through some hefty emotions in this book, but it’s her personality that made her troubles seem so plausible. She didn’t shy away from who she was as a person. She’s strong and independent, but she also knows her weaknesses and takes the losses she gets with a grain of salt.
The side characters and couple, Bo and Kato, are just as adorable and feisty. I’d love to see more of them as this series progresses. Both of these characters are the epitome of the word “friend.” They would do anything and everything for Eden and Trey, despite all the hardships they’ve been through.
Besides the wonderfully built and developed characters, there’s the fabulous setting of Trutinor. Black is so attentive when it comes to describing her world. All the colors and the similarities to Earth that are slightly different and tweaked to make Trutinor its own unique place is breathtaking.
And the technology she’s created for the world is hilariously brilliant! For example, CogTrackers are the equivalent to phones.
The pace the author has set is absolutely perfect. There was never a dull moments. Any slow moments were meant to obviously be written that way, and didn’t make me want to stop reading at all. I couldn’t put the book down! Especially after that ending ….Not cool, Sacha, not cool.
So, Sacha, if you’re reading this, I just want to say thank you for first introducing me to Keepers earlier in the year. It’s been a wild ride since then waiting for this sequel to come out, and I know it’ll be an even wilder ride as I wait for the next installment to be published.
And for you reader? If you’re looking for a fantastic action packed and adventure filled fantasy/dystopian series, I highly recommend checking out this indie series! You will NOT be disappointed!
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victor-Eden-Novels-Sacha-Black/dp/1999722523/
and on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C2LV7MV
Also by Sacha Black
Buy the books separately or combined: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sacha-Black/e/B072BQ2MP7
and Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Sacha-Black/e/B072BQ2MP7
And find more reviews and follow Sacha on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16173650.Sacha_Black
Connect to Sacha via her blog: http://sachablack.co.uk/about/
The final author today with a recent review for his latest release War of Nytefall Book 2: Lost is Charles E. Yallowitz
As the Vampire Civil War of Windemere rages on in the shadows, a mysterious girl appears to deliver mayhem to both sides.
Rumors of old-world vampires disappearing and mortals being attacked by an army of humanoid monsters have reached Clyde’s ears. Still learning how to rule the city of Nytefall as a strong, but fair leader instead of a vicious warlord, the former thief assumes he has rogue agents on his hands. Instead, his people stumble upon Lost, a teenage Dawn Fang looking for her father and aided by a decrepit bunny that might be an animated corpse. Bounding from one side of the Vampire Civil War to another, this carefree girl will turn out to be more trouble than she looks as all of the demons of her past emerge to get what they have been promised. Yet, her chaotic actions are nothing compared to the secret of her creation, which will change the very fabric of the Dawn Fangs’ world.
It is time for the womb-born to be revealed.
A recent review for the book
N. N. Light Yallowitz pens an all-encompassing world! October 5, 2018
As the vampire civil war intensifies, a new player emerges and like most in power, judging this teenage girl by her appearance is a deadly mistake. Her name is Lost and she’s a Dawn Fang. She looks innocent and keeps talking about her mission to find her father. Chaos follows in her wake, causing mass confusion between Clyde and the Dawn Fangs as well as Xavier, his wife and their subjects. There’s an army of followers looking for Lost, too. When she reveals she’s womb-born and not fang-born, the vampiric world erupts. Once reunited with her parents, will Lost obey vampiric law or will she destroy them all?
Lost continues where Loyalty left off and for the most part, the plot moves at a good pace. Lost is a deceptive character, appearing innocent yet she’s one powerful vampire. Lost reminds me of Darla from Buffy and Lamia Zacharius from Death Coach. Betrayal, especially in a vampire’s world, is a criminal offense and there’s plenty of it to go around. Yallowitz pens an all-encompassing world with quite a few twists and turns. The ending, though, was a little let-down. It can be read as a standalone, but you’ll understand characters’ motivation if you read book one first. Perfect for this time of year!
Favorite Character/Quote: “Fine, but after we take naps. A grumpy Princess General is a sloppy Princess General.”
Head over and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H4X3P6C
A selection of the most recent books by Charles Yallowitz
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Charles-E-Yallowitz/e/B00AX1MSQA
and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charles-E-Yallowitz/e/B00AX1MSQA
Read more reviews and follow Charles on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6965804.Charles_E_Yallowitz
Connect to Charles via his blog: https://legendsofwindemere.com/