Audiobook Review: Soul of Stone

Author: Traci McDonald

Narrator: Amanda Stribling

Length: 9 hours and 49 minutes

Publisher: TraciMcdonaldAuthor.com

Series: Ice and Stone, Book 1

Released: June 20, 2018

Genre: Romance

Danielle Lyndon, owner of a 200-year-old bookstore in Greenville, Alabama, has built a fortress of suspicion around her heart. A tragic fire has taken the lives of her beloved Grandmother and mother, leaving her with nothing but an ancient collection of magical books.

Facing what seems like an eternity of loneliness and abandonment, her life is inexorably altered late one night when a runaway teenage girl breaks into her store and Danielle receives a mysterious text message…from her dead mother.

The only person who can help her is Aaron Donnell, a reckless, tormented drifter with haunting silver-blue eyes who is searching for the burglar, his younger sister. Aaron somehow holds the answers to the mysterious texts, but he’s arrogant, dangerous, and is clearly no good for her. The problem is . . . . she’s falling in love with him.

Consumed with Aaron’s mysterious darkness and the prospect of locating the source of the texts, Danielle allows him to unwittingly drag her into an insane, mystical world where human trafficking is the usual, black magic reigns supreme, and inhuman power lasts forever.

Are the dark chasms of magic and eternity too wide and deep for love to cross? Is the collateral damage in their battle too high of a price to pay if it leaves someone with their soul encased in stone?

Traci McDonald is a blind author of clean romance novels, including Burning Bridger (Muse It Up, 2015), Killing Casanova (Crimson Romance, 2012) and the forthcoming Soul of Stone. She believes that falling in-love is the greatest risk of all, and her non-explicit romances are about hurting, healing and finding true love. Traci has been blind for 20 years. When she isn’t writing she is an editor for Ink and Quill Press and the co-host for a blogtalk radio show on The World of Ink Network. Traci is an active member of the National Federation of the Blind, on the board of her local writer’s guild, and a speaker for various writing conferences and book fairs. She is a full time wife and mother of three boys, an avid reader, and loves living in a small town on the fringes of Nevada’s Mojave Desert.

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This took me quite a while to finish, but it was not a bad time spent together with these characters. I liked the story and all its aspects and I think it’s a good start.

We meet here Danielle, in charge of a large collection of ancient books that are now a permanent resident at her bookstore. She must protect these books at all costs, even though she knows little of their history. One night, a woman breaks in, trying to acquire one of said books. However, her attempt is discovered and the woman is chased away. A few days apart, Aaron Donnell comes looking for his missing sister. To Danielle’s surprise, the woman is the one she caught in her bookstore. And here is how the story starts unfolding, little by little. You will find out what secrets is Aaron hiding and how they can help each other, these while enjoying the built of their attraction.

To be honest, I was more interested in the mystery aspect of the story, in the magic and in the secret the books are trying to protect. I did not feel the love building between the characters, but that did not bother me so much. Danielle is very (VERY) protective of those books and with a good reason. But she knows deep inside that in order to find out what is happening with or to her family, she needs help. I liked her and I liked her determination, her strength and her quick mind. Aaron on the other hand was not that much to my liking, as I did not feel a connection to him. He wanted to find his sister, but is easily distracted. He wants to protect Danielle, but he puts her in dangerous situations in the beginning.

The narration was great! Amanda Stribling performed impeccably the Southern accent and did a very good distinction between the characters. She captured the frustration and tension from each situation and for that she deserves my appreciation.

All in all, I cannot say I did not like it, but because of some small issues with the characters and because at some point the action dragged a little, I will give “Soul of Stone” 3.5 stars (rounded to 4). I am still looking forward to find out what happens in the next book and see how the story evolved. Enjoy 🙂

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Traci McDonald. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: Why You Were Taken

Author: JT Lawrence

Narrator: Roshina Ratnam

Length: 8 hours 49 minute

Publisher: Author’s Republic⎮2017

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: When Tomorrow Calls, Book 1

Release date: Aug. 7, 2017

In tomorrow’s world prowls a creative and ruthlessly efficient assassin who won’t stop until Kirsten is killed.

A troubled woman approaches Kirsten with a warning and a key and is later found dead. Was the woman just another victim of the Suicide Contagion, or is there something more sinister at play? The key leads Kirsten to the Doomsday Vault and a hit list of seven people – and her barcode is on it.

Edgy and original, Why You Were Taken is a dark cinematic thriller that will keep you guessing till the last.

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Roshina Ratnam is actress, puppeteer, voice artist and lover of dumplings.
She has performed around the world mostly notably playing Opelila in Janet Suzman’s production of Hamlet which toured to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Other highlights include For Colored Girls which received a Fleur Du Cap. Her puppetry work has seen her work with Handspring Puppet Company as well as the award winning political satire TV series ZAnews. She is currently a producer and performer with Pillow Fort Theatre which creates art focused for children aged 18 months to 4 years. Her work as a voice artist has seen her record several books and radio commercials over the years. Roshina Ratnam is a graduate of UCT drama school.

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What a great 1st book! I loved every minute of it and I am now looking forward to follow up with book 2.

“Why You Were Taken” contains twist after twist, action, suspense, a little bit of love here and there and it is written so that the reader is immediately mesmerized by this new world. We have technology at its best, but still, population is decreasing. How can that happen? What’s actually going on? Keke and Kristen are going to find out somehow. Everything starts from an innocent investigation, but soon Keke will stumble upon a conspiracy far beyond her imagination. Are these organizations looking to do good in the world or not? Well, usually they follow their own interest, but the plot offers so much more.

The main characters are so well created. They are strong women, with a moral compass that is hard to ignore. They want to uncover the truth, as their job requests, but not only for that. Loves may be at stake here. And come on, if someone handed you a list of 7 people that would die soon, you’d do something for sure. By the way, your name is in there too! Because that’s how this starts. We have friendships, we have desires waiting to be fulfilled, we have desire to live and be happy. These are just some of the items that drive our main characters.

The author has created a unique world and somehow made me see that some things can be saved only through our inner strength, not technology necessary. The narration is fantastic to say the least. I had no problem differentiating between the characters and I appreciated the accents the narrator used.

All in all, this is definitely a 5 star read and I look forward to see more of Keke and co. Loved it, recommend it!

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Audiobook Review: Fallen Star

Author: Allison Morse

Narrator: Christa Lewis

Length: 10 hours 17 minutes

Release date: May 30, 2018

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Who killed 1940s screen goddess Gloria Reardon? Her unsolved murder hypnotized the public with its scandalous details and shocked two generations.

Avid feminist and aspiring filmmaker Kate Bloom discovers long-lost footage that holds the key to who murdered her grandmother. Legendary movie star Gloria Reardon may be dead, but friends and lovers from the Golden Age of Hollywood’s heyday are still very much on the scene, and it seems everyone has something to gain or lose from Kate’s discovery.

Enlisting the youthful and brash film restorer Dylan Nichols as her closest ally, Kate becomes haunted by Gloria’s glittering past. Caught between glamorous Old Hollywood and the gritty, exciting New Hollywood of the 1970s, Kate is determined to find out what really happened to her grandmother and in the process becomes the killer’s new target.

Allison Morse is the author of two novels: The Sweetheart Deal and Fallen Star. Both published by The Wild Rose Press. She lives with her wonderful husband in a house in the hills that’s filled with books.

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Christa Lewis has been awarded 6 of the coveted Earphones Awards since 2015 for her narrations. She is an Audie Nominee 2018 in the Original Work category and a Listener’s Choice Awards finalist 2018 in the Short Story/Collections category. She has narrated over 100 audiobooks and works for Audible Studios, Blackstone Audio, Blunder Woman Productions, Brilliance Audio, DAW Books, Inc., Dreamscape Media, Hachette Book Group, Harper Audio, HighBridge Audio and Tantor Media, as well as for noted boutique audiobook publishers & independent authors.

Christa speaks accent-free German fluently, has been featured in AudioFile Magazine and her narrations have become Audible bestsellers in Young Adult and Literary Fiction. She is a classically trained actress and graduate of Boston University’s 4 year actor training program.

 

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I have so many feelings when it comes to this book and to what made me love it so much. I fell in love with the world, with the characters, with Kate and her determination to follow her dream, on one hand, and to find out what really happened with her grandmother, on the other.

We have a lot of elements that make this story great. The mystery is well built, I felt I knew enough of the characters to form an opinion, so the writing was perfect for me. The author is showing us, through the eyes of our heroine, the world of filmmaking in the 70s, but also a glimpse of the time when her grandmother used to be a great actress. We have two periods that we can easily compare to what we have now. So behind a murder investigation, a world opens up, in different times.

The main character is a strong woman, with clear objectives, trying to make due in a world of men, mostly. She is a feminist, she is confident and even inspiring. I loved her a lot and I loved her relationship with Dylan. And since we came to the romance aspect, even if we see very little of it, it does not affect the story at all, since the idea is to find out who murdered Kate’s grandmother. So if you are looking for a love like never before, this is not for you. But believe me, with “Fallen Star”, it’s not needed. With all the turns the story has, with the unexpected ending, this book is mind-blowing!

The narration was fantastic to say the least! Christa Lewis did such a wonderful job interpreting a wide range of characters, voices and accents. Especially with Kate, she has pointed out perfectly her emotions, her determination and frustration. I loved it and I loved her voice!

All in all, I believe this book is for every reader out there. It has a little bit of everything, blended in such a way that you will feel sorry it ends. I am happy to have discovered another great author and another great audiobook! 5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Allison Morse. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: The Stigma Surrogate

Author: JT Lawrence

Narrator: Jean Ann Douglass

Length: 4 hours 1 minute

Publisher: Fire Finch Press⎮2018

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: When Tomorrow Calls, Book 0.5

Release date: Jul. 3, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Mr. Robot in this smart, sexy, cyberpunk thriller.

2021. A tribe of surrogates. A terror cult. A deal struck in desperation.

Keke is a biopunk journalist who won’t stop till she exposes the truth. Will her reckless ambition help the surrogates, or harm them?

Join Keke on her mission to uncover the biggest story she’s ever encountered. You’ll meet Jasmine and Marko and get pulled under with Kirsten, who’s on the cusp of her own nail-biting story.

Ready for your new pause-resisting addiction? Grab the prequella for the futuristic conspiracy thriller series When Tomorrow Calls now.

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Jean Ann Douglass is an actor, playwright, producer, and voice artist living in Brooklyn, NY. She has recorded regional and national commercials, and numerous apps that assist kids learning how to read. She performs and co-creates work with Eric John Meyer for Human Head Performance Group, an internationally touring theater company. As a writer, her work will be seen at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.

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For its short length, this novella is quite complex, full of action and character development. Full of twists and complications, “The Stigma Surrogate” grabbed me from the very beginning.

A species on the verge of extinction, a virus, corporations trying to find solutions and a journalist caught between doing what’s right and going her job – this is what this book offers. Considering this is only the prequel to the actual story, I can tell you it is more that detailed and it shows a lot from our character’s personalities. The blurb is just a little of how explosive the things are in this book. I listened to the audiobook in just one sitting as I was so curious to see what’s going on. We also have a lot of diversity, with Keke being gay and all the action happening in a south African World.

The author has managed to create an incredible world with great and strong female characters. There is also a bit of alternation between text messaging and narration, which is quite welcomed. The descriptions take you right there with our journalists and their feelings are well captured.

I liked the narration as well, Jean Ann Douglass did a very good job. Although I would have wanted a little more of the voice acting, she did transmit the emotions and the mystery of some scenes.

All in all, I liked it and I cannot wait to see what happens in book 1 – 5 stars. Enjoy 🙂

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by JT Lawrence. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: Uncanny Valley

Author: C.A. Gray

Narrator: Melissa Williams

Length: 8 hours and 45 minutes

Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing

Released: Mar. 27, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Rebecca Cordeaux knows exactly what her future will hold: she will marry Andy, her crush of the last five years. Once Andy is ready to settle down, she’s sure he will discover that she is his soulmate. After several small parts on stage, Rebecca knows she can become a renowned actress. Her writing also shows promise as a future author. Robots perform most human jobs that can be automated, leaving many free to pursue their personal creative interests.

But Rebecca’s mother Karen fears the new world of robots, and insists her brilliant daughter join a university research team, studying the hazards of a complete robotic economy. Rebecca’s father Quentin was obsessed with the subject to a degree that even her mother considered absurd, prior to his untimely death. So long as she can reserve enough of her time to pursue her true passions on the side, Rebecca half-heartedly agrees to join the research team, if only to please her widowed mother. There she joins a post-doc named Liam, whose conspiracy theories rival even those of her late father.

Liam is convinced that world Republic leader William Halpert’s worldwide challenge for researchers to develop synthetic creativity will lead not to the promised utopia, in which every kind of human suffering has been eradicated, but rather to an apocalypse. Rebecca, whose best friend is her own companion bot Madeline, writes Liam off as a bot-hating conspiracy theorist, just like her father was…until she learns that her father’s death might not have been due to mere happenstance.

With Liam’s help, Rebecca learns of an underground organization known as The Renegades, where Quentin Cordeaux was considered a legend. While Liam attempts to stop Halpert’s challenge if he can, Rebecca tries to unravel the mystery of what happened to her father. Did he and many of his contemporaries die for something they knew? Who is the mysterious informant who calls himself John Doe, and only seems to want to drive her out of harm’s way? And if Halpert’s challenge is answered, will it usher in a brave new chapter in humanity’s history… or were Quentin Cordeaux’s dire predictions right all along?

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Melissa lives with her family, including two dogs and a cat, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado.

After having a corporate job for most of her life, and as a self-proclaimed introvert, she decided to leave corporate America to work from home. Voice overs had always tugged at her heart as something she would like to explore, so she attended some classes and landed with a company that taught her how to break in to the industry.

Loving to read, she explored the fast growing world of audiobooks and fell in love with it. She has ten audiobooks under her belt and is currently working on the 11th. Understanding that she should always be learning how to improve her skills, she is currently working with Sean Pratt.

When not talking to herself in a padded room, she can be found walking her dog, singing or fishing the Arkansas River.

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This was such a wonderful story! It starts from one angle and gradually turns to someplace completely different! It takes the reader to a world somewhat close to our imagination, but so far in the same time. We have a world of robots, a world where people are being replaced easily. However, some things are not what they seem .

Rebecca’s world is turned upside down once she meets Liam. She is pulled into the conspiracy theories that her father also believed. She wanted to stay away, to follow her dreams, but sometimes destiny calls us to the right path. Once she sees things as they really are, she becomes as involved as her father. Well-built and with a lot of character development, the relationship between Liam and Rebecca easily grows and becomes something more.

I loved how the author offered life to an AI – Rebecca’s best friend. This character was so well created, enough to make it human, but also not forgetting it’s still a robot. Madeline is so innocent and intriguing!  Her presence gives a lot of substance to the story.

The narration was quite all right. Even if we have close to no voice acting, it was a clear narration. I had no trouble understanding the words spoken to me. I must admit, in a world of robots, I wished for a little bit of sound effects here and there. But I’m ok, no hard feelings.

All in all, I loved the world, I loved the characters and I cannot wait to read more from this series. C.A. Gray is no disappointment when it comes to her writing. I love her style and I love the way she changes her characters throughout the story. 4 out of 5 stars. Enjoy J q

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by C.A. Gray. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: Tracing Shadows

Author: Alex Lidell

Narrator: Hayden Daviau

Length: 6 hours and 21 minutes

Serie: Scout Series, Book 1

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Released: May 21, 2018

Genre: YA Fantasy

To protect the throne, 17-year-old spy Kali must play a male guardsman trainee by day and royal lady by night.

Orphaned and trained on a spymaster’s remote estate, Kali is a scout who works alone in the shadows. But when a terror group threatens the Dansil throne, the king forces Kali to accept a mission at the palace or forfeit her sister’s life.

Suddenly thrust into the light, Kali must infiltrate high society as the royal Lady Lianna while penetrating the servant ranks as Kal, a male guardsman trainee. It doesn’t help that Trace, the harsh and enigmatic captain of the king’s guard, is soon assigned as both Lady Lianna’s palace escort and Kal’s commanding officer.

As Kali edges closer to the truth behind the violent group’s identity, she uncovers dangerous secrets that could bring her mission to a brutal end. A scout’s job is to observe and report, never to engage…but if it means saving her sister and kingdom, Kali may have no choice.

Tracing Shadows, by Amazon best-selling author Alex Lidell, is the first novel in the Scout series. Perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce, Leigh Bardugo, and Sarah J. Maas.

Alex Lidell is the author of Amazon best sellers AIR AND ASH and WAR AND WIND (Danger Bearing Press, 2017) and an Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books.

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I have read as of know enough books by Alex Lidell to know what to expect: great plot, great action, great character development. With “Tracing Shadows”, I have received exactly that and much more. Suffice to say I liked the book very much, with the romance and politics and all the intrigues she does know her way around stories that reach our hearts.

Kali has been trained as a spy. She knows she is the only one who can protect herself (in fact, that’s her mantra all throughout the book) and her sister. She is not gifted in the art of magic as her sister, but she knows how to fight, get in trouble, and find her way into a forest. Her new task is to find out what is happening at court and who is trying to betray the king. The challenge is that she has to add one more identity to her already boyish one. Kal and Lady Lianna will have to coexist somehow. While Kali will use Kal as a way to infiltrate the guards and run the streets freely, Lady Lianna will be very useful at court, at the royal dinners. Her plans are disrupted when someone finds the truth about her. But will that someone help her?

We have here a lot of characters which contribute to the story in more ways than none. We have a lonely princess, willing to believe anyone who is willing to offer her a small dose of friendship, or the illusion of family. We have a prince who, in his desires to do good, he ends up into more trouble and drags his guards as well. We have a king who doesn’t know what to believe anymore. A lot, a lot of intrigue and unexpected turn of events!

Kali is unique. She is confident, her pride is over the top and her bravery challenge most men from the royal guard. She and Trace – captain of the said guard – will start a friendship based on not so honorable deeds, but Kali will soon learn she cannot solve thing on her own every time. I liked her, I liked her interactions with Trace and how much he helps her uncover her true strength.

Without a doubt, the author has managed yet again to create a complex story that will leave you wanting more. I loved this first book in the series and I cannot wait to find out more. Check this series out and let me know what you think. 5 stars for now.

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Audiobook Review: The Phoenix Project

Author: C.A. Gray

Narrator: Melissa Williams

Series: The Liberty Box series, Book 3

Length: 7 hours 26 minutes

Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

The haven city of Beckenshire has been demolished, and most of the rebels lie beneath the rubble. The few that remain scramble to communicate with the outside world, knowing that if they are to stand a chance in the coming war, they can’t do it alone. In a last ditch effort to grow their ranks, the remaining rebels systematically destroy the repeaters which help to propagate the control center signals. And it’s working: citizens in targeted cities are waking up in droves. But Ben Voltolini will stop at nothing to quell the uprising before it has a chance to get off the ground. And he has one major ace up his sleeve: Kate Brandeis.

During Kate’s broadcast to the nation, Voltolini unleashed targeted brainwave signals against her, causing her to allow both Jackson MacNamera’s capture, and her own. Now, despite Voltolini’s exquisite wining and dining, she can’t seem to stop the panic attacks. Whom can she trust? What is truth? Is there even such a thing?

Meanwhile, imprisoned and hopeless, Jackson realizes the depths of his feelings for Kate only after he has already lost her. The incredible self-control upon which he prides himself gets put to the ultimate test when he meets an unlikely ally who just may turn the tide in the rebels’ favor – but only if Jackson can put aside his own bitterness. In this gripping conclusion to The Liberty Box Trilogy, new and surprising alliances are formed, passions run high, and our heroes learn what they are really made of. Do they have what it takes to fight for freedom – even if it means paying the ultimate price?

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Melissa lives with her family, including two dogs and a cat, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado.

After having a corporate job for most of her life, and as a self-proclaimed introvert, she decided to leave corporate America to work from home. Voice overs had always tugged at her heart as something she would like to explore, so she attended some classes and landed with a company that taught her how to break in to the industry.

Loving to read, she explored the fast growing world of audiobooks and fell in love with it. She has ten audiobooks under her belt and is currently working on the 11th. Understanding that she should always be learning how to improve her skills, she is currently working with Sean Pratt.

When not talking to herself in a padded room, she can be found walking her dog, singing or fishing the Arkansas River.

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I loved “The Phoenix Project”! I was intrigued by the title even. I started making my own assumptions before listening to the audio and I was making scenarios which, one by one proved to be wrong. Because “The Phoenix Project” has such an unexpected action and such unexpected reactions! And the Potentate has such a great mind (well, excuse me for liking a negative character!) and manages again to be one step ahead of the rebels.

Most of the book is focused on how Kate is trying to understand what is real and what is not, after the events from the previous book. We see a Jackson that is defeated by his own expectations from other people. We understand now his weakness. He is indeed human. And what’s new, we have a new perspective. Will’s point of view is not only capturing what happens on the other side of the palace, but at some point, he is the voice of the person who just wants a quiet life, nothing more. We meet the creator of the Liberty Box technology and we see his conflict. Yes, this book deals a lot with inner conflicts, but this is very well blended with the action.

There were some things I did not enjoy, but not enough to make me decrease my rating. It frustrated me how Jackson blamed Kate for some things she could not control. It frustrated me seeing the doubt so much, but I understood that this was built in such a way to tie everything together. So points for that as well.

The narration was good to some extent. There is almost no voice acting and that would not have bothered me, had it not made me confused about who was talking. However, the narrator did manage to express the anger and the dissimulation some characters shown throughout the story. Especially the anger part.

All in all, I would gladly recommend the series. It’s clean, action focused, with a lot of character development and with a lot of self-analysis. Besides, the most important thing to remember after going through 3 books, is that nothing is more powerful than human mind. We are as weak as we allow ourselves to be. And that made me stronger. Thank you J

Enjoy!

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In Patti’s Imagination

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Lilly’s Book World

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In Patti’s Imagination

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