AVAILABLE NOW! || Healer’s Curse by Kathrese McKee

Hello Readers!

I must say I love street teams becasue it means I get to help spread ALL the news about these fantastic books 🙂

So, yesterday I did a cover reveal of Heather Manning’s novel Carried Home and today I announced the release of Rajdeep Paulus’s Soaring Through Stars and I get to announce ANOTHER release today! How much fun is that???

So, about a month or two ago, I reviewed Kathrese McKee’s novel Mardan’s Mark and today, I am proud to announce the release of Kathrese’s novella short story called Healer’s Curse.

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As, the graphic/picture thingy says. It’s avaliable on Amazon! Which means you can buy it here!

Buy on Amazon Now!

Also, A quick mini review going on here for this novella starting……. NOW!

 

Mini Review of Healer’s Curse

I LOVED Healers Curse. It was a fantastic look into what was happening back as the Prince and Princesses Kingdom while they were journeying home. (During the events of Mardan’s Mark) Having this short story was a fun little filler (as in while waiting for the second book) and was beautifully crafted! I loved seeing this story play out and there were many times where I was sitting there just rooting for poor Elilan and cheering her on. It was such a sweet short story with amazingly crafted characters and a plot.

If you loved Mardan’s Mark then you will LOVE Healer’s Curse.

Time To Share The Love! || The False Reflections Trilogy Review by Laura L. Smith

Hello Readers!

So lately I’ve been plugging away at a bunch of novels I’ve bought or been given and I am finally making a dent in my TBR pile…Until I add like ten more books per every one I complete…Anyways. I have FINALLY read the whole novella series of Laura L. Smith’s, The False Reflections Trilogy. So today you are getting three mini reviews of the novellas! Now, it’s time to meet the three main characters (who are best friends) and learn about their stories. (Aka. Lets get this review started! 😀 )

 

Skinny: She was starving to fit in… (The False Reflections Book 1)

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Teenager Melissa Rollins seems to have it all, and now she’s got the eye of the cute new guy in school, Beau Pointreaux. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. There are ways to fix that, though. Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they? Melissa soon finds the consequences are devestating, but turning back isn’t so easy. Will she hear God’s voice before it’s too late?

This book really touched me. It was very beautiful and so well done. Knowing a couple people with anorexia and struggling with eating and such has really made this book hit home for me. This book was really well done and shone a light on eating disorders and a struggle in many teenagers these days. *cue sadness*

Anyways. This book was absolutely fantastic and a well written, thought provoking, novella. Once again, Laura Smith’s writing is amazing and really draws me in instantly!

Melissa was such a sweet, adorable character who struggled with her weight. She constantly compared herself to her friends and those around her and that didn’t help with her insecurities. As Melissa went through everything and started (eventually) on her road to recovery my heart just went out to her. At points it just screamed reminders of someone I know who was going through the same thing and at points I was afraid to admit that my line of thought and such were the same as the characters. Laura did a fantastic job of really making the characters relatable (Whether or not you struggle with an eating disorder or anything like that) This book was beautifully done and a great read that I finished very quickly indeed.

My Rating for this novella is:

five-stars

 

Hot: She was tempted to give in… (The False Reflections Book 2)

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Lindsey is gorgeous and dresses like a model, but inside she feels alone. She feels as though no one truly understands her — until she meets Noah. Noah possesses a calm self-confidence that Lindsey craves. But what price will she pay to escape to the comfort of Noah’s soft words and strong arms? Drawn into a world where fashion, boys, and popularity rule, will Lindsey discover what truly matters before it’s too late?

 

Once again, another amazingly thought provoking novella about the struggles of many these days.( This book deals with sexual purity.)

Lindsey’s family is far from perfect or even amazing. Most her parents time is spent on her older sister who is on a path of self destruction. That takes up so much of her parents time that Lindsey feels very alone, really only having her friends in replacement of her family. Seeing this relationship with her friends and seeing the damaged relationship with her family made me feel for Lindsey. Not having a family who cares is just so saddening indeed. I really felt for this character as she struggled to make many decisions that may or may not have taken her down a road she never originally wanted.

My rating of this novella is 4.5 stars. Why? Just because it wasn’t my favorite…BUT it was still fantastic and I did really like it! (I feel terrible for rating a book I liked 4.5 when comparing it to the other book! *gasp* )

4.5 Stars!!!

4.5 Stars!!!

 

Angry: She was screaming to be hear… (The False Reflections Book 3)

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Who do you blame when your world is crashing down? Watching her parents go through a divorce is devestating for Emma and has turned her life into a tailspin. She’s angry at everyone around her. She’s angry at her siblings who she always has to babysit, her parents who are ruining her life, and herself for not measuring up to anyone’s standards. Will she turn her torment over to God and put her trust in Him before it’s too late?

 

Emma, Emma, Emma… such a sad girl just screaming to be heard (see what I did there? 😉 ) I just wanted to hug her so tightly and fix all her problems….but I couldn’t cause she’s fictional 😦 *sniff sniff* (The struggles of a reader, I tell you.) Angry is the third book in the series and a great, though heart shattering, end to the trilogy.

Emma’s family is falling apart and she’s left to clean up the damage and try to put her life back together. Amidst the struggle, she just wants everything to be normal even though that couldn’t happen. (this book made me cry!) When bad things happen all one wants is for things to be normal right? Yeah, been there. Bad stuff happens and if everything could just fix itself that would be great! My point? totally relatable. Once again, amazing writing and a great read! 😀

My rating:

five-stars

Once again, with all her works, Laura Smith ceases to amaze with her beautiful writing just overflowing with God’s love and how we are all his creation.

Amazing author, amazing writing, amazing trilogy. Go read now!

 

 

Until Next Time,

Adriana Gabrielle

Book Review- Sixteen by Emily Rachelle

Hello Fellow Readers!

So, I recently bought a bunch of books for my Kindle (thank you Amazon Gift Cards) which means a LOT of upcoming book reviews….Though I might be holding some of them hostage for a while until I find the perfect time to post the reviews instead of just posting them all willy-nilly (I bought 10 books meaning 10 new reviews! YAY!)

 

Today, I am reviewing a novella published by my friend Emily Rachelle called ‘Sixteen’.

Now let’s get this thing started! 🙂

 

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Nicole “Nikki” Johnson has never gotten along with her mother, so when she meets a great new guy, it’s no surprise that Matt’s age is all her mom sees. Just because he’s twenty-four and she’s sixteen doesn’t mean he’s a creeper! Thankfully, Nikki’s dad allows Nikki and Matt to be together and see how things work out. Their relationship is fantastic and Nikki is on cloud nine…

Until the Fourth of July picnic, when things go too far. Now a very changed Nikki has to make choices that will affect her every relationship – with Matt, her parents, her best friend, and most importantly, God.

Cover: Both the Paperback cover (I do not own the paperback copy) and the Ebook copy are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.

Ebook cover: The Ebook cover is beautiful yet very simple. Love it!

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Paperback cover: This one is beautiful as well. I have no words other than that its ‘Beautiful’

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Plot: I will admit, it was not entirely what I had expected. At first I found it really rushed but then found out that it was a short story. After I found that out I didn’t find it rushed at all.

Shows how much I pay attention 😛

Anyways. My ignorance of it being a short story put aside… I LOVED the plot. It was really well written and I really enjoyed it.

 

Genre: Christian Contemporary novels are one of my favourite Genres. I quite enjoyed this one because of the way things pointed to God and I liked how God was mentioned but things weren’t changed or sugarcoated or whatever (like in some Christian Contemporary novels and it infuriates me)

 

Characters: Although I recognize this is a novella, I would have liked to get to know the characters a little more but from what I learned of them I loved them.

The one thing I would have liked to see a bit more of though was Nikki’s rebuilding of her relationship with her mother. It was mentioned in the novella and her relationship with her mother was a big deal throughout the story but at the end it was kinda just brushed off to the side as not majorly important.

 

Setting: The setting didn’t take place in a variety of places just a couple main places but when they were described I felt myself there. I could see the apple orchard, Nikki’s home etc etc.

Very well done!

 

Overall: Overall I give this novella a 4.5 out of 5. The reason is that I feel there could have been a little more detail plot wise and still not have it drag on but other than that, I LOVED the book. I highly suggest you get this novella 🙂