Violet Chain by J Kahele

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Rating= ∗∗∗∗

My thanks to the author and to Booklover Catlady Publicity for furnishing a digital copy in exchange for an honest review!

Violet finds herself on the wrong end of an affair when she finds her fiance with his pants down during their engagement party. This leads to a total breakdown and rebuilding of a whole person. Violet realizes she lost herself to the relationship and didn’t even have a personality that didn’t involve being half of a couple. She picks herself up with the help of her brothers and goes out on the town. She finds herself in the arms of a notorious playboy, Chain.

Chain is the playboy that will never settle for one until he meets Violet, the one that wants to use and abuse him then let him go. It’s the cat and mouse chase in reverse. The entire novel is  the struggle to get her to understand what they could be.

There were plenty of come and get me hot steamy sexy scenes making you stop and pant and wish you were Violet, but the ending  was a complete turn-off! I was finally getting used to the idea of maybe having a little substance in the book when the dialogue becomes forced as if the author realizes there needs to be an ending soon. Then the ending comes with a complete drop-off. There is nothing to suggest there will be a sequel. It just ends on a very negative note. There are ways to end on a cliffhanger leaving the reader wanting more, but I have trouble with leaving us on a sour negative note.  

Life by Cassandra Webb

Cassandra Webb is a self-proclaimed chocoholic and writer from the small coastal village of Narooma, Australia. She writes children’s and young adult fiction, fantasy and picture books. She also enjoys writing creative non-fiction. She grew up in rural and remote Australia and remembers riding horses, working with helicopters and being homeschooled. Now on the coast with her three children she enjoys the beaches in summer and the nearby snowy mountains in winter. Adapted from her Goodreads bio blurb at

Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read this free digital edition for an honest review!

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This is a strong 4-star rating novel based on content and overall writing style despite the many grammatical errors  and lack of proofreading and editing. I know when further editions come out, this will really become a top notch read for those that enjoy YA fantasy. The storyline is awesome and the characters evoke many emotions and are relatable. It is a story about magic and fear and hope and new awakening. Kemla is a young woman that lives with her mom and sister and other kids she has saved along the way to keep them safe from the slave traders. She has always had an extra ability to sense where others are and becomes aware her siblings are in trouble. She is discovered while attempting to save the kids and is captured and taken a prisoner. She connects with one of the slave traders and discovers he uses magic, which is banned. Those with magic are killed on sight. This mage helps open her eyes to her potential. We are left hanging and drooling for book two so that we can see what may come between Leon and Kemla and how Kemla will deal with the aftermath of this unwarranted capture.  Overall great job!

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Love me Back to Life by Elle Mraz

Love me Back to Life by Elle Mraz

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“Damn! Check out this biker dude. Holy hot, Batman! Suit on a crotch rocket? I’d hit that.”
“Yeah, but you’d probably have to do it with the helmet on,” Ariel joked. “When he takes it off, I bet you’d want to hurl into it. It’s probably more like, Holy aw-hell-nah, Batman. Jokerface.

That’s all I’m saying.” Ariel laughed as Kendall hit her shoulder. “You’ll see. Come on now, biker dude, show us…

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