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The 360 Degree Heart BOOK REVIEW

 

The 360 Degree Heart by Maja Dezulovic

 

The 360 Degree Heart by Maja Dezulovic

4 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY:

A lighthearted but enlightening love story told through poetry and dialogues. If you’ve ever been in love, you will find something to relate to in the profound meanings which lie beneath the text.
The story is based on 360 degrees or a full circle. Love comes, love progresses, the fire burns out, love dies, new love begins and so the cycle begins again. It is an inevitable but enriching part of life. Relive the enchantment and find yourself encapsulated by the rhythm of each verse.

Ebook on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-360-Degree-Heart-ebook/dp/B00DWG84MK

More from Maja Dezulovic: http://majadez.hubpages.com/

 

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The Last Seal BOOK REVIEW

The Last Seal by Richard Denning

5 out of 5 read rating

A powerful demon has been trapped under the city of London for over 300 years. Now, however, malevolent forces are at work in the 17th century, planning to unleash terror and chaos on the world. Two rival secret societies the Liberati and the Praesidum – are caught in a battle that threatens to destroy the city and its unknowing inhabitants.

When a truant schoolboy, Ben, finds a scroll revealing the location of magical seals that bind the demon, this throws him into the centre of a dangerous plot that leads to the Great Fire of London. Ben must overcome his own problems – fear of failure, desire for revenge, guilt over his parents deaths – if he is to protect the city, and confront the evil demon.

As the plot unfolds, a little more of the mystery about Ben s own past and his parents deaths is made known. Ultimately, Ben and his friends must combat sorcery, defeat the evil Liberati and destroy the demon if they are to save their city and themselves.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0956810330

More about Richard Denning: http://www.richarddenning.co.uk/

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The Purgatory Press/ After The End BOOK REVIEW

The Purgatory Press/ After The End  by John Culbert

4 out 5 rating

Vanished poets, overlooked artists, hapless visionaries: The Purgatory Press opens a tantalizing window on a publisher’s catalogue of improbable books. Dark, comical, and startlingly inventive, After the End is a dazzling display of postmodern storytelling. These short fictions showcase the many talents of an emerging author.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1782790616

Publisher website: http://www.perfectedgebooks.com/books/purgatory-press-after-end

More about John Culbert: http://www.perfectedgebooks.com/authors/john-bruce-culbert&i=45

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Chase Tinker and The House Of Secrets BOOK REVIEW

Chase Tinker and The House of Secrets by Malia Ann Haberman

5 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY

In Chase Tinker’s world, magic, lies and secrets can be a lethal combination…

After spending the summer at his grandfather’s gigantic, incredibly magical house, thirteen-year-old Chase Tinker thought things couldn’t get any more bizarre, or that the secrets and lies couldn’t get any worse, but he was wrong.

As summer turns into Autumn, join Chase and his family for even more magical craziness. Craziness that will include: the sneezing of strange powers, the reappearance of the evil Marlowe family, another frightening kidnapping, the discovery of a mysterious, magical girl, a dangerous rescue mission, and a secret so mind-boggling, it will lead to a shocking climatic finish that will turn Chase’s world completely upside down and leave him feeling like one of the worst people on the planet.

Smashwords Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/321371

Malia’s website: http://www.maliaannhaberman.weebly.com

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Through The Portal BOOK REVIEW

Through The Portal by Justin Dennis

3 1/2 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY

When Jem and Oliver accidentally fall through a portal to another world just before their first year of high school, they quickly discover that all is not well here. The first person they meet, a creepy old man named Atychis, almost gets them killed by a ferocious, fire-breathing dragon. They’re only narrowly saved when Sierra, a shy farm girl from a nearby town, uses illegal magic to help them escape. Allowed to stay with her family while they try to figure out a way back home, Jem and Oliver begin to learn of magic and the Regime that is oppressing it.

It isn’t until the Regime kills a woman that the three kids realize they have to do something to stop the Regime from taking over completely. After being framed for a crime they didn’t commit and banished from the town, Jem, Oliver, and Sierra take off on an adventure across this strange world in an attempt to defeat the Regime. New creatures and new kinds of magic are around every corner, but so are dangers that could have them wishing they were back safe at home.

Through the Portal is approximately 104,000 words and is the first in a trilogy.

One of the unique characteristics within Through the Portal is the use of sylph, a physical manifestation of magic that allows the user to manipulate it however they need while exerting minimal energy. Sylph makes transportation available through sylphcycles and sylphquads, and is just one of the exciting new concepts explored in this magical and complex world.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/kindle-store/dp/B005JEENAU

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Broken Glass BOOK REVIEW

Broken Glass by Shauna Hall

4 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY

As an orphan, all Catherine “Cat” Langtree ever wanted was a home of her own. But one thing always got in the way. Her ability to move things with her mind. So, when her adoptive father sends her away to New Haven, a boarding school half way across the country, it’s pretty clear that her dream is not going to come true. It doesn’t get any better when the most popular girl in school, Jennifer Talbott, decides to make her the prime target for bullying. Cat soon realizes she has more to fear than simply not fitting in. She can’t control the power that races through her. And when it comes out to slam a locker door in Jennifer’s face, she realizes that the danger isn’t just in being discovered…it’s in hurting someone. Everyone else thinks that it was an accident. But someone knows the truth. His name is David Grant. And he claims to want to help. As David and Cat get closer, the incidents begin to pile up threatening the new home she has quickly come to love. But David has secrets too. And when David takes Cat home to visit his family, she learns that she is not the only one who has this uncomfortable gift. Noah Grant, David’s older brother, has been struggling with the same power for years. Being discovered is not an option for Noah. It happened once when he was taken into a government branch who specializes in training people with certain gifts. Gifts that the government would like to use as weapons. He escaped, but his capture sent the entire family into hiding. When Cat discovers that Noah has the same power she does, she begs him to help her learn to control it. As Noah begins to help Cat understand and control her power, Cat realizes that her power isn’t the only danger they face. She’s getting close to Noah. Too close. And when David’s own terrible secret rises to the surface, she realizes that nothing is what it seems. But will Cat choose a life she knows with David or a life she can’t control with Noah?

http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Glass-1-Shauna-Hall/dp/1480143936/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355261807&sr=1-1&keywords=broken+glass+shauna+hall

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Vows To Kill BOOK REVIEW

Vows To Kill by Mark Capell

4 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY:

Detective Inspector Lee Eyre receives an email: ‘I WILL KILL YOU ON YOUR WEDDING DAY.’

Is it a sick practical joke? Or an earnest threat? Who sent him the anonymous e-mail?

Lee is about to marry Lucy. They only met six months ago. But in the gusts of this whirlwind romance, Lee has avoided telling Lucy about his past. That past is the stuff of nightmares – gangsters with grudges, an obsessive ex-wife, and a mysterious stranger who can provide the link to a murder investigation that went tragically wrong.

Despite strange, recurring dreams, Lee’s approach has been to bury his head in the sand, pretending the past didn’t happen. But he can’t do that now. Twists and turns will cause Lee to question why he’s a police officer and whether he can go ahead and marry his perfect woman.

Will Lee and Lucy have a future? Or will it be shot down by Lee’s past?

‘Vows To Kill’ is an intriguing, mysterious crime novel from the writer of the bestselling thriller, ‘Run, Run, Run’.

Find the book on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/255117

More about Mark Capell http://www.mark-capell.com/
Find the book on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/VOWS-to-KILL-ebook/dp/B009YN28JA

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Spooking BOOK REVIEW

Spooking by Gill James

3 1/2 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY

Amanda is the love of Tom’s life. After an argument, Tom crashes his car and wakes up in an unfamiliar place. Amanda is out of reach. Then he meets Marcus, who has more experience in the areas that now matter. Tom accepts his help, but Marcus has his own concerns, and eventually Tom is alone again.

How can Tom let Amanda known how much he loves her? Does she feel the same way?

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spooking-ebook/dp/B007SO234M

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Robby’s Quest For The Seed BOOK REVIEW

Robby’s Quest For The Seed by D.C. Rush

3.5 out of 5 read rating

BOOK BLURB:

Join Robby, his brother Ricky and all their bird friends as they leave Ohio and fly south for the winter. Along the way the birds find adventure and unexpected danger and upon arriving at their destination, things are not what they expected. The birds must deviate from their plans and make a crucial life decision. Both parents and children will enjoy following the birds on their adventure and will appreciate the uplifting ending.

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V7GZ2K

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The Swastika Tattoo BOOK REVIEW

The Swastika Tattoo by Geraldine Birch

4 1/2 out of 5 read rating

BOOK SUMMARY:

A YA historical novel, The Swastika Tattoo is the story of Rudolf Meier, a young German prisoner of war whose love for Nazi Germany is as visible as the swastika tattoo on his forearm. After Rudolf and his U-boat (submarine) crewmates are captured by an American destroyer, Rudolf is sent to a POW camp in Arizona where he labors picking cotton for a Jewish farmer. It is there that he comes face-to-face with the bigotry and intolerance he learned as a Hitler Youth. Through long months of internment, his only joy is his friendship with the farmer’s son who shows him the true meaning of humanity, individualism and democracy. Then, just as his repatriation to Germany is in sight, a murder in the camp makes Rudolf realize he may be the next target of the hard-core Nazis who really control the Arizona prison camp.

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