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Let’s Discuss… Endings!

Hi Everyone,

How do you like your books to end? Do you like Happily Ever Afters or at least an ending that wraps everything up in a nice, neat package? In a series, do you prefer a story-line that ends nicely, and maybe secondary characters pick up the next book? Or do you prefer your dramatic cliff-hangers (a la Rick Riordan) where you have to wait a year (or longer) to find out if your beloved character is even alive? What about stand-alones? There are a select few novels out there that I have read, where the ending leaves it open for the reader to decide! These drive me bonkers…

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A Quote to Begin the Day

“Find your quiet center of life and write from that to the world.”
~Sarah Orne Jewett

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Four years and look out…

Hi Everyone,

A certain surprise memory occurred for me today… Four years ago today, I received my first book review request from an author!!! I can’t believe it has been four years… With everything that has happened, and through all the bumps along the way, I wanted to say, I am truly grateful for your continued support. THANK YOU! You all have kept me going and I appreciate each and everyone of you.

Now hold onto your beach hats, because several reviews are headed your way!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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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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A Quote to Begin the Month…

In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried … nothing is so warming and companionable.

                                ~Elizabeth Goudge

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“I love the solitude of reading. I love the deep dive into someone else’s story, the delicious ache of a last page.”

~Naomi Shihab Nye

I love this quote and how it describes the precise emotions running through readers’ hearts.

 

Have a great Wednesday!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, joy’s garden blossomed.”
~ Aberjhani

 

 

 

I want to take a moment to thank all of our Veterans for defending our freedoms and safety!!!

 

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore.

~John Wesley Powell

 

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The Lair

A Sinner’s Grove novel.  By: A. B. Michaels.

When news arrives that Daniela Dunn’s father has passed, she is forced to return to Italy, to a home she fears. Her childhood home and the family members that live there, hold a critical secret to her past. One that Daniela is unable to remember, but still feels the effects every day. Unbeknownst to her, her friend Detective Gabe de la Torre, has been asked to accompany her and keep her safe. As the secrets from her past, come rushing forward, will Gabe be able to protect her?

This story starts with an opening bang. Throughout the novel, incidents and items from the previous book are mentioned, making this a sequel in a series that should be read in order. The romantic suspense buildup is great, while some of the mystery is predictable. This is a very twisted story about family secrets and what people will do to succeed in their minds. There is a secondary relationship that moved very quickly, while the primary couple slowly intensified their unity. Readers will feel like they have entered the shady underbelly of Italy, as they sit down and disappear into the story.

Notes:
A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. To learn more about this book, please visit the author’s website.

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Alternate Connection

(Countermeasure Series #3) By: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey.

Trevor and Cassandra Bauer have experienced some ups and downs while searching for clues towards Trevor’s missing parents. Instead of experiencing a relaxing holiday season with friends, they have been called to assist the United States Government. Working to help rescue kidnapped Embassy workers, means reuniting with someone from their past. Enter, CIA Agent Nathan Nelson, a man who is not well-liked in the Bauer household. Nate has been battling his own demons this holiday season, and now he is forced to work with the Special Ops Team and the Bauers. Nathan will do anything he can to rescue the woman from his past and make amends. Rachael Moore was married to Nathan’s best friend. Now she is on a personal mission to learn more about his death. In the middle of an assignment in the Middle East, she and her co-workers are kidnapped. Will they get to her in time? And if they do, will she even want their help?
This is the third installment in the Countermeasure Series. The story’s emotional ebbs and flows can rival any ocean in the world. The authors clearly did amazing research into not only the history of the Middle East, but also the sentiments behind their traditions. Readers will be forced to travel to this area world and live with bated breath as they watch the events unfold. High action and high suspense, will keep readers guessing until the very end. Readers should start with the first novel in the series and work their way to this latest chapter. Alternate Connection is a heart-stopping tale that will leave readers anxiously waiting for the next book to be released.

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I received an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review. To learn more about these authors and their work, please visit their website.

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