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BOOK REVIEW: THE NAME OF THE WIND BY PATRICK ROTHFUSS

They say, writers should write what they love and Patrick Rothfuss seems to do so. He love stories. Telling them is one thing but to live and tell them is astonishing. And how a writer can live in the stories?… By his imagination. Imagination is infinite. You certainly don’t have to pay for it. It is legal to use. And it’s the best thing a human has got, I believe.  The Name of the Wind . At first, I never wanted to read it. But then, when strongly recommended by one of my friend, I borrowed his copy and read it. Now I can say, I can’t wait to read the second.  The Name of the Wind  introduce us to Kvothe, a figure which is hard to ignore not because he has red hair but because the mysterious intelligence the character has.

At the start level, the book is slow for a few pages, and it took me sometime to adjust. May be I was reading after a long time. But after reading the book, I read the starting few pages again. And I must say the style used by Patrick keeps things as simple as possible and he tries to create an enclosure by his words such that if a reader is immerse in his words, he will find hard to emerge out back to reality. The book, I must say, after reading 50-70 pages is very hard to put down. Though they say, the start and the end defines a book, I must correct them, ‘their’ saying might work for a story or a novella for they are short in length but for 600 plus page novel like The Name of the Wind you need to give it some time and at least 50-70 pages might be sufficient to start being judgmental about the book. Most of the times  this will work for fantasies as they happen to be a bit bulky in the length.

As I said the story will bind you from it roots and you will be immersed in the world of Kvothe. The culture, the geography ,the background of the story and especially my favorite part, the characters, which are developed at such a level that they won’t disappoint the reader. According to one interview, Rothfuss spent 14 years in developing this trilogy and I don’t know the truth, nor am I being judgmental here.

So I would recommend this book, but then you might end up reading the trilogy.

3.5 out of 5 from me.

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Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner, is back in the freshly imagined and hugely
Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix

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MY BOOKS TO READ FOR REVIEW LIST PAGE 2

  1. RUMOR HAS IT – JILL SHALVIS
  2. MAGIG AND LOSS – NANCY A. COLLINS
  3. THE DARKEST CRAVING – GENA SHOWALTER
  4. LAST KISS GOODNIGHT – GENA SHOWALTER
  5. BLACK AND BLUE – GENA SHOWALTER
  6. BEAUTY AWAKENED – GENA SHOWALTER
  7. KISS OF TEMPTATION -SANDRA HILL
  8. EDGE OF SANITY – SHANNON K. BUTCHER
  9. HAUNTED MOON – YASMIN GALENORN
  10. AUTUMN WHISPERS -YASMIN GALENORN
  11. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD – LEIGH GREENWOOD
  12. CHICKS KICK BUTT – ANTHOLOGY
  13. PERSONAL DEMON – KELLY ARMSTRONG
  14. LIVING WITH THE DEAD – KELLY ARMSTRONG
  15. MEN OF THE OTHERWORLD – KELLY ARMSTRONG
  16. IF YOU SEE HER – SHILOH WALKER
  17. STOLEN – SHILOH WALKER
  18. ALL RILED UP – LORI FOSTER
  19. RUN THE RISK – LORI FOSTER
  20. TWO WEEKS NOTICE – RACHEL CAIN
  21. TERMINATED – RACHEL CAIN
  22. BE MINE – ANTHOLOGY
  23. WYOMING BRIDE – JOAN JOHNSTON
  24. BEAUTY AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER -LORI AUSTIN
  25. BLOOD BEFORE SUNRISE – AMANDA BONILLA
  26. SHAEDES OF GRAY – AMANDA BONILLA
  27. CHANGELING -KELLY MEDING
  28. FIRELIGHT -KRISTEN CALLIHAN
  29. QUINN -R.C. RYAN
  30. HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS – KATIE LANE
  31. THE MYSTERY WOMAN – AMANDA QUICK
  32. BEST SERVED COLD – JOE ABERCROMBIE
Description Back to the beginning! Tired of fleeing from Wonderland, Calie and Violet begin to
Book Description          Publication Date:         November 19, 2013 TROUBLE HAS ARRIVED Elisa Cardoso longs for
Book Description  Publication Date:        August 31, 2010 ACROSS TWO EXTRAORDINARY WORLDS, TRUTH IS THE DEADLIEST
Book Description          Publication Date:         October 2, 2013 What happens when "happily ever after" has

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WIDOW’S WEB BY JENNIFER ESTEP BOOK REVIEW

widow's webI used to murder people for money, but lately it’s become more of a survival technique.

Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town anyway. Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power. Salina also has an intimate history with my lover, Owen Grayson, and now that she’s back, she thinks he’s hers for the taking. Salina’s playing a mysterious game that involves a shady local casino owner with a surprising connection to Owen. But they call me the Spider for a reason. I’m going to untangle her deadly scheme, even if it leaves my love affair hanging by a thread.

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The book first starts out with Gin breaking into one of Owen’s buildings. She is helping him find the weak spots in his security. She bet him that she could break in and get to his office and could kill him without anyone knowing.  So, him and Finn are in the office when she finally makes it to the office through the ventilation.  She wins a dinner out on the town. Why they are out Owen’s ex-fiancé shows up. Now this is not good, for he has not even told her anything about Salina. Now Salina is good about playing the southern belle part and duping everyone into thinking that she is harmless. What no one knows is that she is a homicidal maniac, and she had done things to Owens Sister and he still would take her back. What a total loser. Some men have blinders on and cannot see the forest for the trees.

Gin basically has to kill Salina, because she wants to take the place of Mab, and rule the underworld in Ashland. She does not care who she kills to make it happen. When Gin does finally kill Salina this strains Owen and her relationship to the point of breaking. He can’t forgive her for killing Salina,  but he can forgive Salina for hurting his Sister repeatedly. That is one messed up dude.  They take a break from their relationship and they don’t know if they can repair the damage. This is such a rollercoaster ride of a book that it will pull you in and won’t let you go until the final page. Then you will want to get your hands on the next book to see what happens. The Widow’s Web story line and character development was very well done. The characters are very likeable, and the supporting characters really help to move the story along.

I love the Elemental Assassin  series by Jennifer Estep, and always look forward to the next book by her. I give this book 5/5 stars.

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How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother In The World (Or Die Trying), Book
Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner, is back in the freshly imagined and hugely
Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix

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REVIEW FOR “DEADLY STING” BY JENNIFER ESTEP

deadly stingRed is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot.

Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’s priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place.

Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.

BOOK DESCRIPTION COURTESY OF AMAZON

Gin hates to shop and she is getting ready to go with Finn to a big Gala event later, so they go to find Gin the perfect dress for the Event. As in regular fashion trouble finds her were ever she goes. She is in the dressing room trying on a hideous yellow dress , when she has to do her special brand of killing.  After the threat is taken care of  in the dress shop, her dress is covered in blood, anyway she didn’t like that dress it wasn’t her color. This book was a fast-paced, roller coaster ride from page one.

Jennifer Estep does it again! I love the storyline and the character development throughout, and each book gets better and better. If you have not read any of the books you will be lost. This book deals with some of Gin and Owen’s relationship, and how it has taken a big hit. Gin had to kill his ex-fiancé that he had not seen for umpteen years, even though she was  a homicidal killer. The Elemental Assassin series is an awesome. I want to be Gin when I grow up. I give this book 5/ 5 stars.

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How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother In The World (Or Die Trying), Book
Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner, is back in the freshly imagined and hugely
Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix

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BOOK REVIEW FOR “FEELS LIKE HOME” BY VICKIE LEWIS THOMPSON

FEELS LIKE HOME

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         Publication Date:         August 1, 2012
City slicker Rafe Locke is no cowboy. When  he arrives at the Last Chance Ranch for his brother’s wedding, Rafe refuses to buy in to the whole cowboy “thing.” That is, until he  sees engineer Meg Seymour whoopin’ it  up—a city girl gone country—and she hits  his libido with a bull’s-eye!
Meg grabs life by the horns, and it’s not long before she’s enticed Rafe into riding, roping, country dancing…and gettin’ naked in bed!  But as they get tangled up in the sheets—and each other!—Rafe has to keep reminding himself that this cowboy life is just a fling.
Or is it?
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This I a great story, that is well written. The characters and story line was well-developed. I loved Rafe and Meg they seemed to complement each other really well. Meg showed Rafe how to unplug from life and how to slow down, and enjoy life around him. Rafe  does not even want to leave the city or even think about leaving the city, but after being with Meg all that could change. This is another great book by Vickie Lewis Thompson, anytime she has a new book come out I always rush out to buy it. I love her writing and sense of humor that she puts into her books. They always make me smile. I give this book a 5/ 5 stars.
I recommend that If you have not read any books by this author, that you go out and pick one up at your local book store or download it on your e-reader or tablet. You will not be disappointed.
Book Description Publication Date: June 1, 2014 Saddle up! There ain't a rider that can't
I was given this book by Net Galley for an honest review. Book Description         
They say, writers should write what they love and Patrick Rothfuss seems to do so. He love stories.
The extraordinary New York Times Bestseller for 230 weeks must be on your reading list this year.

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