March Book Club Pick – Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter

I’m so excited to announce my first book club pick. Starting March 1st, I will be featuring Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter in the Paper Dreams Book Club.

Hunted is the first in Ms. Heiter’s Profiler series. The story takes the reader on an exciting ride with FBI criminal profiler, Evelyn Baine, as she tracks down a serial killer. (cue scary music)

Get a jump on reading by going to Amazon and purchase Hunted.

http://www.amazon.com/Hunted-The-Profiler-Elizabeth-Heiter/dp/0778315843

Come back in March when the fun really starts. Look for an interview with Ms. Heiter and an interview with the star of the book, Ms. Evelyn Baine. I will also have a giveaway for a lucky reader.

Follow the blog to make sure you don’t miss out.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the book!

KINDAR’S CURE

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Write from the Heart Review

KINDAR’S CURE

by Michelle Hauck

Part of the MAKING CONNECTIONS Blog Tour

Don’t forget to click on the link at the end of this post for a chance to win a free copy of Kindar’s Cure!

Synopsis-

Princess Kindar of Anost dreams of playing the hero and succeeding to her mother’s throne. But dreams are for fools. Reality involves two healthy sisters and a wasting disease of suffocating cough that’s killing her by inches. When her elder sister is murdered, the blame falls on Kindar, putting her head on the chopping block.

No one who survives eighteen years of choke lung lacks determination. A novice wizard, Maladonis Bin, approaches with a vision—a cure in a barren land of volcanic fumes. As choices go, a charming bootlicker that trips over his own feet isn’t the best option, but beggars can’t be choosers. Kindar escapes with Mal and several longtime attendants only to have her eyes opened that her country faces dark times. 

Her mother’s decision to close the prosperous mines spurs poverty and joblessness, inciting rebellion and opening Anost to foreign invasion. As Mal urges her toward a cure that will prove his visions, suddenly, an ally turns traitor, delivering Kindar to a rebel army, who have their own plans for a sickly princess.

With the killer poised to strike again, the rebels bearing down, and the country falling apart, she must weigh her personal hunt for a cure against saving her people.

Review-

*The reviewer was given a free copy of the book for an honest review.

Kindar is a princess, and she’s dying. When a wizard approaches her with a vision for a cure, it’s great news. But there’s a problem…she will have to slip out from under her cruel mother’s thumb and go on a dangerous quest to save her own life.

Kindar suffers from lung choke, a normally fatal disease that she has been fighting her entire life. It makes her appear weak, which in turn makes her feel unworthy. Her mother, the empress, has evil intentions toward her three daughters. These three daughters point to an omen, a promise of a savior, and mommy dearest doesn’t want to share power with any of her offspring. When Kindar’s comfortable palace world starts to unravel and a young wizard promises her a cure, she begins a journey that puts her on the path to becoming the woman her mother feared.

Along the way, Kindar must decide who to trust, whom she must fear, and what truly is most important.

I love a good fantasy story, to get swept away to mythical places and follow along on grand adventures. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Game of Thrones series are some of my favorite books.

In Kindar’s Cure, I thought Michelle Hauck did an excellent job of bringing the reader into her world of fighting countries, double crossing wizards, magic, and an ancient omen.

.I liked this story. It was easy to get sucked into Kindar’s journey and appreciate the choices she had to make. It reminded me of The Game of Thrones in that it highlighted strong female characters and their struggle to obtain power. Their choices are often marked by deep devotion for their loved ones and the people they serve.

If you’re looking for a well rounded fantasy with strong female leads, definitely read Kindar’s Cure.

Bio-

Michelle Hauck lives in the bustling metropolis of northern Indiana with her hubby and two teenagers. Besides working with special needs children by day, she writes all sorts of fantasy, giving her imagination free range. She is a co-host of the yearly query contests Query Kombat, Nightmare on Query Street, New Agent, PitchSlam, and Sun versus Snow. Her epic fantasy, Kindar’s Cure, was published by Divertir Publishing. She’s represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary.

 

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Review – A League of Her Own by Karen Rock

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Write from the Heart Review

A League of Her Own

by Karen Rock

I first became introduced to Karen Rock through her book, His Hometown Girl. So, when I saw she had a new book out, I quickly downloaded it onto my Kindle.

I have a long love story with sports. Not that I have any natural athletic ability (I trip over my own feet). In high school, I worked as an usher for my hometown pro-baseball team, the Milwaukee Brewers. Sport heroes are some of my favorite to read about in romance, and Garret Wolf does not disappoint!

Garret Wolf is a minor league pitcher who gets a second chance with the Falcons. Heather Gadway is a former college softball pitching star and daughter of the Falcon’s owner. When Heather’s father becomes ill and threatens to sell the team, Heather makes a deal…she will step in as manager for the rest of the season and try to turn the team around.

Garret and Heather butt heads right off the bat (I love baseball puns!) but eventually come to an uneasy alliance. They both want the team to succeed, each for their own reasons.

I loved the fact that Heather stepped into a minor league manager position. It took a lot of guts to stand in a locker room full of male professional athletes and attempt to gain their support….kinda like wrangling kittens. Heather didn’t let her own insecurities or rocky history with her parents become an excuse to quit.

Any book with such a sweet love story and a strong female lead will get a strong recommendation from me.

I rate A League of Her Own  5 hearts

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PAPER DREAMS BOOK CLUB

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Calling all who love to read and talk about books. With Paper Dreams Book Club, I hope to gather together a few good books and have some exciting discussions.

On February 15th, I will announce our first selection. Then, the group will have until March 31 to read the book. During the month of March, you may see an interview with the author, a guest host, giveaways and/or a chance for reader questions.

Readers are encouraged to comment, share their opinions, and answer the book club questions.

The next month, we’ll start the process again with the next selection.

What type of books will be featured? The short answer is…a little bit of everything, both fiction and non-fiction

Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult

Romance, Mystery, Crime Thriller, Fantasy, Women’ Lit

No Erotica or anything heavily sexual (think PG13)

The great thing about this book club is…if you don’t like the current month’s book selection, just skip it and join us next month.

Are you in???

If you would like to join me, please sign up to follow my blog or email me directly at hoffmanlm91@gmail.com