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The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

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A slow burn worth the effort.


The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn
Audiobook Released: February 2017
Horror Fiction
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An unforgettable horror novel from bestselling sensation Ania Ahlborn—hailed as a writer of “some of the most promising horror I’ve encountered in years” (New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire)—in which a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years.

Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They’re well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark’s youth, he knows that, too; he’s seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend.

That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from ye…

Yaoi Hentai: Volume 2

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A cute little tentacle monster made this almost worth reading.

Retro Review


Yaoi Hentai Volume 2by Yaoi Press
Yaoi Manga (m/m)
Released 2006, 192 Pages
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Yaoi Hentai is back with a whole new volume of romantic yaoi smut. All new artists bring you four hot stories of hardcore guy on guy loving. First, an Elizabethan dandy is cursed to be the love slave of anyone who plays his violin. Next enjoy a science fiction story of a prince who endures trials of sexual pain and pleasure at the hands of his idol, the emperor of a sexually depraved planet. Fans of Yaoi Press' PINNED! graphic novel get to see a hardcore love scene between Renegade and Synn. And of course, Trach the tentacle monster rounds out the book in his second sex-filled adventure. YAOI - MATURE & EXPLICIT CONTENT Readers 18+.
My Thoughts

2 1/2 but rounding up to a 3 because of the cutie tentacle monster.

That blurb up there? It is not truthful.

This is what is really inside the covers of Yaoi Hentai: Volume 2…

Can't Wait Wednesday: The Well by Marie Sexton

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Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

To find out more about linking in visit the Can't-Wait Wednesday page at Wishful Endings here.


The Well by Marie Sexton
Releasing: May 22, 2017
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Twenty years after prom queen Cassie Kennedy is brutally murdered, six teenagers break into the house where she was killed to hold a séance. Haven knows his cousin Elise only wants to scare the crap out of him and his friends, but he’s willing to put up with one of her pranks if it means a chance to spend a few hours with the new kid in town, Pierce Hunter.

But when morning comes, Elise has disappeared without a trace.

Twelve years later, Pierce and his twin brother Jordan are professional paranormal investigators, starring in their …

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

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Today's Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. The prompt:Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want to Read A Book. I'll read almost anything but there are things that bore or annoy the heck out of me and I skim for them in reviews or when eyeing a book for the tbr pile so I can save myself some aggravation. Listed are a few of the books that taught me what I DON'T like to read ;)  

Click on any cover to be whisked away to my review either here or at Goodreads.


Cheaters

Asshole "Heroes"

Forced Humor

Convoluted Plots


Series That Don't Know When to Quit

Pathetic & Obnoxious MC's

Rude/Insulting/Off-putting Writing

Terrible Writing 

Too Gross

Free Audio is Coming April 27: Sync's 2017 lineup

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I don't know about the rest of you but I cannot resist free audio! I've been enjoying the Sync program for several years and have found some great reads. Plus, you can't beat free! Starting April 27, Sync will offer up two free unabridged audiobooks for download each week - no strings attached (you just need to download the free Overdrive app or web program). You can sign up by clicking here or anywhere on the schedule below. I'll be nabbing most of them. What will you be grabbing?


http://www.audiobooksync.com/

Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott

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Vampire wanna-bees & murder? It's all in here.


Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott
Narrated by Gabra Zackman Beaulieu 
Audio Released: February 2017
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A former secret service agent turned private detective, Mimi Capurro.

A disgraced NFL player turned homicide detective, Nick Christianson.

A snarky (who knows what his background really is) computer forensics specialist, Charles Parks, trying to keep them from killing each other.

And now they must find the killer of a New York Times best-selling author's assistant. Gotcha Detective Agency was hired to protect the author, when it was the assistant who really needed protection. And now it's a race to see who can find the killer. Mimi is determined to make up for puking all over Nick's crime scene by solving the murder before he does. Who will solve this case first?
My Thoughts

Mimi owns a private investigation/personal security firm and is asked to provide security for her favorite author. This is where her trou…

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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Surround yourself with chocolate, wine and a pet or two who will let you sob all over them before settling into this one . . .

Retro Review


The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Post-Apocalypse
241 Pages
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A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other.
My Thoughts

This story is about a man and his boy struggling for survival in a world destroyed by some sort of cataclysmic event. I’ve read a few reviews of this book and the movie version (which I have not seen) and knew what I was getting into but I have to admit that I wasn’t quite prepared for the absolute funk this book put me into while listening to it. It is about struggling to survive among the bleakest of odds. It’s dark and it’s so very sad. It's terrible …