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    No author is an island … | Angela Kay’s Books

    Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing I finished reading a book on marketing that, while good, worthwhile, and filled with lots of ideas and information (much of which I already use) to get your book out there and selling, it fell short, in my estimation. Yes, it discussed the importance of building a fan base and giving fans what they want, and it also suggested one way of developing your career as being to call on others more experienced in your field and essentially “use” them and their influence to get ahead (something I didn’t particularly agree with). But where the book fell short was in not once mentioning the importance of…

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    Disconnected #bookreview @nick_m_lloyd | Angela Kay’s Books

    Title: Disconnected Author: Nick M. Lloyd Print Length: 465 Publication Date: March 27, 2017 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Formats:  Kindle, Paperback Goodreads Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy This was definitely an interesting book. It wasn’t what I expected by any means. Asha Kharjal is a political advisor who knows how to rewire people’s subconscious and he’ll stop at nothing to so. He’s not the villain in the book. Asha attempts to do good with his skills, but like any decent story, he falls into hot water. This is a very technical story, much like the writings of Michael Crichton. Since I don’t have a technical mind, I couldn’t grasp a good deal of it.…

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    Broken Wizard #bookreview | Angela Kay’s Books

    Title: Broken Wizard Author: Jeff Bardwell Print Length: 438 Publisher: Twigboat Press Publication Date: April 6, 2017 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Formats:  Kindle Goodreads Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy Synopsis The wizard purge is in full swing. Sorcery is illegal in the modern, steam-powered Iron Empire. The Magistrate’s Black Guards hunt the uncivilized mages using mechanized armor and mysterious, clockwork weapons. The guards deliver their prisoners to the Butcher, Captain Vice. All wizards are tortured and executed as traitors to the state . . . with one exception. That exception is Devin, an outbreak mage, and ex-artificer, a prince of machinery. The Magistrate exiles the youth over Vice’s protests to the wild kingdom of wizards…

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    Severed Empire: Wizard’s Rise Book 1 #bookreview | Angela Kay’s Books

    Skip to content Title: Severed Empire: Wizard’s Rise Book 1 Author: Philip Tomasso Print Length: 434 Publisher: Sinister Grin Press Publication Date: February 12, 2016 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Formats:  Kindle, Paperback Goodreads Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy Seventeen-year-old Mykal, a farm boy from Gray Ashland, along with a few of his comrades are on a quest to save the Old Empire from the Mountain King, whose ambition is to become the next Emperor. If they fail, a terrible darkness will steal the light from their realm forever. Wizard’s Rise by author Philip Tomasso was a decent beginning to a series. It did what it was supposed to do and introduced us to the characters…

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    December Contest Time! #Giveaway #Books @SterlingGate @MorcanJames | Angela Kay’s Books

    Hiiiii, All! I’m excited this week! Hopefully a good majority of you will remember my review of father/son writing team’s thriller, Silent Fear. If not, check it out HERE! Now, Lance and James Morcan are offering you a WONDERFUL chance at yet another giveaway! This time, you can have YOUR choice of their books! Love thrillers? Then you have a chance to win Silent Fear. Love historical fiction? Well, tell them you want  World Odyssey. I quite loved Silent Fear, so I’m pretty sure that the rest of their works are amazing! Hurry up! One lucky winner, one book (They all seem to have high reviews, which is awesome)! The…

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    Mercer Street #bookreview @johnheldt | Angela Kay’s Books

    Title: Mercer Street Author: John A. Heldt Print Length: 431 Publication Date: October 21, 2015 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Formats:  Kindle, audiobook Goodreads Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance Mercer Street is the second book of John A, Heldt’s American Journey five-part series. Like the rest of the books, it’s not required to be read in order. I started off with the third novel, Class of ’69. I quickly became a fan of Heldt’s writing and couldn’t wait for more. I was glad this one didn’t disappoint. Now that I’ve read all five, in this second book, I’ve noticed a lot of similarities with the other novels, such as repetition in the dialogue between characters,…

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    The Frihet Rebellion #bookreview | Angela Kay’s Books

    Skip to content Title: The Frihet Rebellion Author: Neil Davies Print Length: 224 Publication Date: March 21, 2017 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Formats:  Kindle, Paperback Goodreads Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy Wow! This was an amazing read. It’s hard to write up a brief summary of what this book is about because there was so much going on. It opens with bodies falling, bullets flying and it doesn’t stop there. I’ve read a lot of science fiction novels and I have to say this is one of my favorites. So much blood was shed during the course of this book as the world of Frihet rebelled against Earth. Earth’s only chance for victory is…

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    A Taste For Love #bookreview | Angela Kay’s Books

    Title: A Taste For Love Author: Cathy Padilla Print Length: 344 Publisher: Clean Reads Publication Date: April 18, 2017 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Formats:  Kindle Goodreads Genres: Romance Sarah is a young, strong-willed woman who is nothing if not loyal to her family and friend. She’d been hurt in the past, which resulted in her fear of falling in love, so she vows to avoid it. When she meets Luke Patterson, it’s an instant affection. They connect on a level which surprises her and she finds herself at ease whenever he’s around. While she’s struggling with unwanted feelings for Luke, she finds herself blackmailed by another man into an engagement to save her family’s…

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    Murder Without Pity #Bookreview | Angela Kay’s Books

    Skip to content Title: Murder Without Pity Author: Steve Haberman File Size: 623KB Print Length: 319 Publication Date: May 5, 2012 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Formats:  Kindle Goodreads Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Crime Murder Without Pity is a slow-moving suspense, told in a way that makes you want to turn the pages and keep going. If I had the chance to read it in one night, then I probably would have. It wasn’t even the mystery portion of this novel that I enjoyed so much, although I enjoyed trying to solve the crime before reaching the ending. While I had a few suspects in mind, I feel that there could have been a little…

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    Bully Boy Blue #bookreview @nicholl06 | Angela Kay’s Books

    Skip to content Title: Bully Boy Blue Author: John Nicholl Print Length: 62 Publication Date: April 1, 2017 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English Formats:  Kindle, Paperback Goodreads Genres: Thriller, Psychological thriller, suspense, novella Bully Boy Blue is a short psychological thriller by John Nicholl, author of White is the Coldest Colour and When Evil Calls Your Name. This novella takes only an hour, maybe an hour and a half to read for several reasons. One, it’s only 62 pages, and two, it’s extremely engaging. From the beginning, we get inside the head of the wife (Kathy), who is married to an abusive husband. Like many abusive husbands, only Kathy gets to see his dark…