Book Review #234: Blood Virus: A Pandemic by Design

Author: L.A. Hollis Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers Language: English  Series, if any: NA Publisher: iUniverse Date of publication: 7 March 2016 No. Of pages: 200 Synopsis:  Thousand are dying withthe rampant spread of an unknown virus through the Western African pppulation. Looking at the growing number, the CDC jumpe in before the virus can become a global pandemic. They send their best man, Dr. Lennox Richards of the Epidemic Intelligence Service to ground zero in Benin.  As he heads the team in identifying the virus, he stumbles upon certain findings that indicate towards it being ethno-specific, killing only … Continue reading Book Review #234: Blood Virus: A Pandemic by Design

Book Review #233: My Ladybird Story

Author: Magus Tor Genre: LGBTQIA, General Fiction, Teens & Young Adults Language: English  Series, if any: NA Publisher: BookBuzz.net Date of publication: 6 February 2017 No. Of pages: 238 Synopsis:  When a Man loves a Woman, It is Heterosexual  When a Woman loves a Woman, It is Homosexual When a Female Transsexual loves a Woman, What will it be? Review:  What a fascinating book. Comprising of an inspiring and empowering chronicle of self-discovery, the plot has been beautifully narrated from two perspectives – the lead character John and his best friend Aureus. The bullying from peers, the struggles and self-depreciation of … Continue reading Book Review #233: My Ladybird Story

Book Review #232: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal Genre: Women’s Fiction Language: English  Series, if any: NA Publisher: HarperCollins UK Date of publication: 9 March 2017 No. Of pages: 264 Synopsis:  Everyone sees Nikki as the wayward daughther without any responsibility, but the truth is far from it. With visions of emancipating the women of the Sikh community she left behind as a self-important teenager, Nikki is shocked to find her creative writing class is a group of barely literate women who have no interest in her ideals of liberation. To her surprise, the white dupatta of the widow hides more than just their modesty … Continue reading Book Review #232: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Book Review #231: Under Pressure

Auhor: Lori Foster Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Romantic Intrigue Language: English  Series, if any: Body Armor, Book 1 Publisher: Harlequin (US & Canada) Date of publication: 24 January 2017 No. Of pages: 384 Synopsis:  Leese Phelps’s road hasn’t been an easy one, but it’s brought him to the perfect job—working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who’s threatening her. Review:  I have … Continue reading Book Review #231: Under Pressure

Book Review #230: Turbulent Waters

Author: Melody Anne Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction Language: English Series, if any: Billionaire Aviators, Book 3 Publisher: Montlake Romance Date of publication: 7 February 2017 No. Of pages: 285 Synopsis:  Coast Guard pilot Nick Armstrong lives for the adrenaline rush. But after his helicopter crashes into the ocean during a mission, shattering his knee, and breaking his mental peace, he encounters a whole different type of thrill when he meets his new physical therapist. Maybe being grounded isn’t so bad after all. Smart, sexy, and deeply guarded, Chloe Reynolds is the type of woman who drives Nick crazy for all … Continue reading Book Review #230: Turbulent Waters

Book Review #229: Staying For Good

Author: Catherine Bybee Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Drama, Contemporary Romance Language: English  Series, if any: A Most Likely To Novel, Book 2 Publisher: Montlake Romance  Date of publication: 24 January 2017 No. Of pages: 339 Synopsis:  Zoe Brown may have been voted Most Likely to Never Leave River Bend, but the paper-thin walls and suffocating air of her dysfunctional family were not what she wanted for her life. Other than BFFs Melanie and Jo, the only thing that kept Zoe sane during high school was her boyfriend, Luke. She didn’t just leave, she escaped. Now a celebrity chef in Dallas, she can … Continue reading Book Review #229: Staying For Good

Book Review #228: Love Runs Deep

Author: Gail Chianese Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction Language: English  Series, if any: Changing Tides, Book 1 Publisher: Kensington Books Date of publication: 21 February 2017 No. Of pages: 248 Synopsis:  Lieutenant Nic Riley is the only girl in a long-time Navy family, and she’s determined to prove herself as seaworthy as her brothers. When she aces training for submarine duty, it calls for a celebration that ends with one incredibly hot guy for a night. At least thats what she assumes as she boards the sub and finds herself face to face with her hunky fling.  Lieutenant Kyle Hutchinson’s ran from … Continue reading Book Review #228: Love Runs Deep

Book Review #227: The Ottoman Conspiracy 

Author: Thomas Ryan Genre: Action Thriller, General Fiction Language: English Series, if any: Jeff Bradley, Book 3 Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Date of publication: 24 January 2017 No. Of pages: 303 Synopsis:  Former Special Forces soldier Jeff Bradley is tracking the whereabouts of his nemesis criminal overlord Avni Leka, before he heads off to become the best man for Barry and Bethany. Then he received a message from the groom who is on board a tourist bus which has been hijacked by terrorists near Istanbul.  Strapped with explosives, it is racing across Turkey to the northern borders of Syria, Iraq … Continue reading Book Review #227: The Ottoman Conspiracy 

Book Review #226: Abby’s Journey: A Novel

Author: Steena Holmes Genre: General Fiction Language: English Series, if any: NA Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Date of publication: 14 February 2017 No. Of pages: 237 Synopsis:  Abby idolized her mother. All she had ever known about her were the memories people shared with her, the letters, the journals. Abby’s father, Josh, has raised his precious daughter himself, but now she finds his overprotectiveness to be stifling. Abby longs to forge out on her own and see the world after a childhood trapped indoors: she suffers from bronchopulmonary dysplasia, which means a case of the sniffles can rapidly escalate into life-threatening … Continue reading Book Review #226: Abby’s Journey: A Novel

Book Review #225: The Duke

Author: Kerrigan Byrne Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Women’s Fiction Language: English  Series, if any: Victorian Rebels, Book 4 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Date of publication: 7 February 2017 No. Of pages: 238 Synopsis:  Collin ‘Cole’ Talmage, the Duke off Trenwyth, is the stuff that legends are made of – Handsome as a Greek God, Rick as Midas, strong as a Viking and sinful as all good things can be. Misfortunes may have left him gravely injured, but it’s not something that he will dwell too much upon.  Imogen Pritchard lead a hard life. While she used to work in a hospital … Continue reading Book Review #225: The Duke