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Bone Rider by J. Fally

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Published: October 28th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press

Pages: 310

Summary: Riley Cooper is on the run. Misha Tokarev, the love of his life, turned out to be an assassin for the Russian mob, and when it comes to character flaws, Riley draws the line at premeditated murder. Alien armor system McClane is also on the run, for reasons that include accidentally crashing a space ship into Earth and evading U.S. military custody. A failed prototype, McClane was scheduled for destruction. Sabotaging the ship put an end to that, but McClane is dubbed a bone rider for good reason—he can’t live without a host body. That’s why he first stows away in Riley’s truck and then in Riley himself. Their reluctant partnership soon evolves into something much more powerful—and personal—than either of them could have imagined.

Together, they embark on a road trip from hell, made all the more exciting by the government troops and mob enforcers hot on their trail. Misha is determined to win Riley back and willing to do whatever it takes to keep him safe. When hitman and alien join forces, they discover their impressive combined potential for death and destruction. It will take everything Riley has to steer them through the mess they create.

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Recommended to Yuki by: Trix

 

Read from December 04 to 08, 2013


So a cowboy, an alien and three hit men walk into a bar…

At first I was like:

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I said to myself: Let’s get over with it, I will read it quickly, give it two stars and say to Trix that’s not for me. Aliens? Serously?

Well. Now I can say one simple word:

Fangirling

The story was perfect.The characters were well developed and I especially loved the southern hints.

So if you don’t know if it’s for you, or if aliens is your thing – damn sure it is.

Highly recommended.

 

Rating: 5/5

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Posted by on December 8, 2013 in reviews

 

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Published: July 12th 2012 by Serpent’s Tail

Pages: 407

Summary: In 1984, 15-year-old Norfolk schoolgirl Corrine Woodrow was sentenced indefinitely for the ritualistic murder of a schoolfriend. With rumours of Satanism surrounding her, Corrine became a notorious hate figure. But 20 years later, re-examination of the forensic evidence suggests that the ‘Wicked Witch of the East’ didn’t commit her crime alone.

Pensioned out of the Met after an altercation with a teenage gunman, Sean Ward finds himself investigating another juvenile delinquent when he agrees to take on Corrine’s case for the QC determined to get her a re-trial. Travelling to the coastal resort where the crime unfolded, outsider Sean enters a world which has always known how to look after its own…

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Read on September 24, 2013


My lately favourite genres are southern gothic and its variant,stripped from any kind of spirituality or paranormal motifs, country noir.

Weirdo is the great example of the second genre (even if there was some hints of paranormal stuff), only with a much different setting – it’s Norfolk, England.

The main character, Sam Ward, reinvestigates a cold case, twenty year old Satanic ritualised murder, supposing miscarriage of justice. The guilty one is Corrine Woodrow, imprisoned for life in the mental institution. As he digs, he sinks deeper in deeper in complicated web of small town connections.

The writing is good, the split narrative doesn’t confuse the reader (it happens a lot), the plot is very interesting. All of this makes Weirdo a real page turner. I’ve read it in one sitting.

Rating: 4/5

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in reviews

 

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ARC Review: The Trigger by L.J. Sellers

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Expected publication: January 1st 2014 by Spellbinder Press

Summary: Agent Jamie Dallas loves undercover assignments that get her out of the Phoenix Bureau. But when a woman and her baby disappear from an isolated community of preppers in Northern California, she knows the risk of infiltrating the armed group is dangerously high.

Once inside the compound, she discovers that the brothers who founded Destiny are scheming something far more devious than kidnapping or murder. Meanwhile, her local FBI contact, Agent McCullen, is pulled from her team and assigned to investigate the murder of a woman with phony ID, found at the bottom of a motel pool.

Soon Dallas finds herself in deeper trouble than she’s ever encountered—with no way to reach her contacts. Can she break free of bunker and stop their bizarre end-of-world plans? Will Agent McCullen identify the killer in time to help?

The Trigger is a gripping story that highlights our greatest fear—how a megalomaniac and a hacker-for-hire can threaten civilization as we know it.

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My copy was an ARC I received from the publisher for an honest review.

It was my first book written by L.J.Sellers, so I can’t quite compare it with her other works.

The Trigger is a fast paced, good written thriller with a female protagonist. The main character, Dallas, is an FBI agent sent on an undercover mission to a rural town in California. She suffers from childhood trauma and she is in a permanent contact with her shrink due to the abadonment issues. She lies, cheats, acts, flirting is in her DNA, as natural as breathing. She’s straighforward and avoids serious relationships.
The autor also provides a nice background for the other characters.
The plot is good, even if a little predictable.

I’m sure that The Trigger will be a very interesting read for long winter evenings for the readers who love good thrillers.

Rating: 3/5
 
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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in reviews

 

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Snap by Allen Renfro

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Published April 1st 2012 by ARMSlength on Smashwords

Summary: Churches are burning. People are being slaughtered. The country is petrified by a rogue criminal known as Killer Ghost who posts videos online of his brutal crimes. Danny, a desperate young hustler, is rescued and befriended by a stranger. Happiness is short lived when Danny realizes the stranger who is tormented by horrific events in his past could be Killer Ghost.

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I think my all 5 stars I gave  this book on Goodreads are speaking for themselves.
Snap is beautifully written, captivating and a heartwrenching work of art. There’s no romance and I honestly think I wouldn’t like it if there was something lovey-dovey.
Highly recommended!

Rating: 5/5
 
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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in reviews

 

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