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Madden

Madden(The A. W. E. Crew series)
(The Love Brothers Series)

By: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey

 

 

Lieutenant Jacob Madden has thrived in the military, earning his place in the 8th Special Warfare Logistics Group. He is currently on a week long leave, in hopes of seeing his mother. Normally, this would make anyone happy, however, Jacob left his family and the Amish religion behind, seven years ago. After reading a concerning letter from his sister, he is compelled to go home, no matter how much dread lies in his heart. What he doesn’t expect to find is his first love, Abigail, working in a bar outside of the settlement. Abigail was forced into the English world and while terrified of the unknown, she was lucky to find the Love family, who gave her a job, as well as their friendship. Knowing in her heart that she would never see her friends and family again, her whole world is flipped upside down, when Jacob walks into the bar. Will one week be long enough to heal both of their hearts? Will they be able to make peace with their past, in order to save their future?

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Gator

By: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey
Release Date: May 24, 2016

Gator is a novella in the Omega Team Kindle World series. Gator is also a novella that ties into the A. W. E. Crew Series.

 

Gabriel, or Gator, is enjoying life, now that he has joined an elite military team, however he is forced to face his past, when his childhood friend calls. Manuel is in deep trouble and fears he has endangered his sister, Alyssa. Hoping to put the past behind them, Manuel asks Gator to protect Alyssa. Unfortunately for Gator, this means facing the girl he left behind… A girl who has now grown into a strong, independent woman who doesn’t want any help from her lost love. Will the two be able to let bygones, be bygones, or will their hurt put everyone’s life at risk?

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Let’s Discuss…

Good Morning Everyone,

A couple of week’s ago, we discussed favorite genres of books. Today, let’s discuss length. Do you enjoy short stories, novellas, full-length novels or those epic 800+ page journeys?

I’ll admit, some short stories leave me feeling like something was missing or that it was rushed. However, when written correctly, short stories can provide a nice “vacation break” in between books. (Am I the only one that has a difficult time switching stories and characters, sometimes?) I feel the same way about novellas, too. 

I prefer the average length novel. Those massive books can be daunting, when you haven’t read the first page. However, when I was younger and I would have the summer off, I would set out to conquer one throughout those few weeks. I think in this day and age, not too many people have time to devote to reading the extra long tales.

What about you? How do you like your books, super short or super long?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Book Trailer Thursday!!!

Hi Everyone,

Today’s book trailer link is for Christmas Wish the latest novella from Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. I hope you all like the video! I love their books because of the realistic characters and the interconnecting plots. The series doesn’t have to be read in order, but if you do, you gain a bit more “experience” living through various moments of these characters’ lives. To read my review of Christmas Wish, click here.

Christmas Wish Trailer

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~Ariesgrl

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Personal Shelves Review

Hi Everyone,,

Tonight I wanted to share my review of Christmas Wish by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. This incredible writing duo has released a new novella in their Countermeasure Series. I absolutely love this spectacular series that has suspense, sub-plots, romance and characters that feel as real as your best friends.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Christmas Wish

Countermeasure Bytes of Life #7

Stephan and Jessica are about to celebrate their first Christmas together as husband and wife. However, their happiness is put to the test as they face their inner fears, in preparation for their bundle of joy. Will they be able to open up to each other, or will their first holiday season also be their last?

Readers are first introduced to the romantic possibilities between Stephan and Jessica in To Russia with Love. In Christmas Wish, readers will fall in love with this couple, as they connect with the newlyweds on a deeper level. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey have managed to turn 70-ish pages into an emotional, realistic journey that will satisfy the reader’s need to know more about this secondary couple. Christmas Wish is like a present wrapped with a bow for fans of the Countermeasure Series.

 

Notes:
I received an ARC of this book. To learn more about the authors and their work, visit their website.

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Salvaged

(Daddy’s Girls #2) By: Chelsea Camaron. Format: Paperback. Read: December 2013.

Maggie has been best friends with Dina for several years and she would hate to interrupt Dina’s travel plans, but she doesn’t know who else to turn to for support. Her relationship with Brayden has been blissful for four year, but lately he has been acting strange and now they have lost everything. Brayden has a secret past that he hasn’t shared with anyone, yet he is haunted everyday. Even though he is afraid of losing Maggie, he turns to the one thing that has helped him escape reality since he was fifteen.

This is the second book in the series written by Chelsea Camaron. While it follows the same path of switching points of view, as the first book did, this one is filled with more erotic references, which became repetitive and unnecessary. There are more character perspectives and side stories provided in this book, as well as another cliff-hanger ending. The story-lone between the main characters, Maggie and Brayden, felt very real, however it is the minor characters who steal the show. This is another fast read by Chelsea Camaron.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes:
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her work, please visit her website.

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Restore My Heart

(Daddy’s Girls #1) By: Chelsea Camaron. Format: Paperback. Read: December 2013.

Dina Fowlers lost her parents in a horrific accident and was a victim of domestic violence that left her self-confidence shattered. Two and a half years later, she is a shell of her former self and despite the fact that she appreciates Ryder Davenport saving her life, she still can’t speak to him. There is a strong connection between her and Ryder, but she has to decide whether or not she can trust him.

Restore My Heart is a cute, easy to read novella. Camaron delivers her story in a unique fashion, by using points-of-view from both Ryder and Dina. Each chapter covers the same events, but gives readers a different perspective and allows them to connect to the characters. Unfortunately, there are a few times when this causes redundant details, which interrupt the flow of the plot. There are several serious topics and events that could have been covered more thoroughly, but overall this was a fast and fun read.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes:
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her work, please visit her website.

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