The Night of Elisa by Isis Sousa Review:

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
Many thanks!

If Penny Dreadful and American Horror Story were to be combined into one super project, it would look a lot like Isis Sousa’s “The Night of Elisa”.
This beautifully illustrated horror and suspense novel takes readers through a unique story in a Victorian era setting with a phenomenal
array of various characters. The story follows Elisa, a mysterious girl who is fleeing a troubled past, and Leonhard, the man who finds Elisa
but fears she’ll discover his dark history.

Taking the reader through an almost Beauty and the Beast style story with some more mature and
horror filled elements for sure, this is a story that needed to be told, and the cinematic and visual representation of the story through the
mixture of art and story makes this one of the most unique reads I’ve read in 2016. The interesting take on this story made it almost feel like
a classic novel written in the Gothic era the story is based on, as if it were a manuscript previously unknown to the world and recently discovered
by historians. That is the power of Isis Sousa, and her beautiful tale of Duskland and the characters in this mystery land is one of the most
original horror stories to come out in recent years. Visually, character development wise and settings wise, “The Night of Elisa” is a must
read novel that readers will be fully engrossed in, and this reviewer hopes to see a sequel to this incredible tale.

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Never Smile At Strangers (Grand Trespass #1) by Jennifer Jaynes Review:

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
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There is nothing more I as both an author and a reader enjoy more than a compelling first entrance into a riveting thriller series. That’s
exactly what I got when I read the first book in the Grand Trespass series by author Jennifer Jaynes, titled “Never Smile At Strangers”, and the
title says it all as this over 300-page novel takes readers on a heart-pounding journey to discover a chilling truth that runs deep into the
town of Grand Trespass.

This novel takes readers into the lives of several citizens of the town of Grand Trespass, Louisiana, as a young girl suddenly goes missing. Soon
a desperate search is underway, but when more of the townspeople begin to go missing, the citizens begin to question one another, realizing that
they may not know those closest to them as well as they previously thought. Meanwhile an unhinged, demented serial killer is living among them,
and his deep-seated fear and obsession of women is more complicated four years after his mother’s death, in which he has had to take care of
his disturbed sister.

The twists and turns in this novel made it such an intriguing read. The characters were compelling and fully developed while the plot took so
many fascinating paths that it made the final reveal all the more captivating. What was really fascinating was the heavy emphasis on both the
cultural aspects of a small Southern town mixed with the deep psychological issues most people face, from the anxiety and depression that comes
from loss to the more violent and scary tendencies of a killer’s mind. Broaching the subject of mental health is also a great way to get a
conversation started, and made the book that much more enticing. It’s no wonder this book made the USA Today bestseller list, and has made
this a must read series for me. Make sure to check out Never Smile At Strangers (Grand Trespass #1) by Jennifer Jaynes today!

Book Review of Drachen by Brendan Le Grange

Book Review of Drachen by Brendan Le Grange

If Dean Koontz were to write a historical fiction thriller with an Indiana Jones theme and both strong male and female characters, it would

be something like Brendan Le Grange’s “Drachen”. This story is a fast paced, action and historically driven thriller that tweaks a real life
history of the medieval Hanseatic League and creates a legend and treasure so powerful and illustrious that the lines between friend and
foe becomes blurred easily.

Taking a fun approach of looking through the eyes of various characters in this novel, the story follows a young marine archaeologist who’s
looking to find a treasure and must face the likes of a crazed killer with some serious issues, a hitman who doesn’t know what it means to
fail, and a soldier looking for a sort of redemption. Brett is hot on the trail of the Drachen, a ship said to hold untold treasure. Yet
not only does she not find the treasure, but she finds herself in the fight of her life as she delves deeper into the mystery of the Drachen
and must evade armed killers and soldiers who want the secrets of the treasure for themselves.

The writing in this book is very well told. The pace is constant and fast, keeping the plot moving forward at a reasonable rate and doing
a wonderful job of implementing a great sense of history into the modern age. The formatting of the book was perfect, and the characters
did a wonderful job of telling their stories and kept an air of mystery throughout the story, doling out bits and pieces of their past and
motivations to keep us wanting more until the very end.

Without spoiling the ending, Le Grange does a masterful job of using his life experiences and travels from around the world to tell a tale
that one rarely finds anymore. I personally loved the history that dripped from every page of this book, and it left me wanting to read more
of his writing. There are equal parts action, history, adventure and thriller mixed into this book, making this a story people will thoroughly
enjoy reading. Make sure to pick up your copy of Drachen by Brendan Le Grange today!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
Many thanks!

The Ghost of Normandy Road (Haunted Minds Vol 1) by John Hennessy Review:

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review.
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Going into my second reading of a John Hennessy book, I was expecting quite the shocking ending and a scare or two, but never did I
imagine the horror that would await me in his ninth overall book, The Ghost of Normandy Road. The first in the Haunted Minds series,
this short story packed quite a punch, delivering a unique and ambitious tale told with a mature voice but through the eyes of a child.

The story follows a young boy, (10-year old Danny), who must navigate through a mystery involving three legends that have no direct
correlation, but all seem to be coming to light all around him at once. Once he begins to brave the myth and chooses to venture forth into
the house on Normandy Road, his life will never be the same, as horrors he could never have thought possible begin to seep into his life.

What I really loved about this story was the setting and tone of the story. It almost seemed like a modern take on a Victorian era setting,
yet was told with a modern voice. While there were a few issues with the formatting that translated to the digital copy, I was able to see
in this story the beautiful way in which John Hennessy can subtly convey true and terrifying horror. The imagery used in this story was
brilliant, and had goosebumps sent down my arms and shivers up my spine.

Overall, this is John Hennessy’s best work to date. I enjoyed the story and loved the surprise twist at the end. You can’t help but become
invested in the characters and their stories, and as this is the first in a series, I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment
that is sure to come our way. I would give The Ghost of Normandy Road a 4/5 stars, and highly recommend you guys pick up your copy today!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Ghost-Normandy-Road-Supernatural-ebook/dp/B00YAHXMNG

Murderous Little Darlings by John Hennessy Review:

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Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review. Many
thanks!

A short, spine-tingling adventure with a surprise twist! That’s how this blogger would describe the story Murderous Little Darlings by John Hennessy.

This short story follows three siblings, all caught up in a web of intrigue as the eldest brother, Marcus, believes that they are vampires,
destined to hunt and kill whomever they please. The middle child, Rocco, fought the urge to feed and turn, but ultimately lost as a result
of his brother’s influence, leaving the youngest sister, Juliana, to fight Marcus for what is right and what is wrong. Yet the mystery
of the story showcases that no one truly knows what is happening to these three innocent looking yet deadly children. Are the children
merely suffering from a delusion, or are vampires truly walking among them?

While there were a few minor grammar and pacing issues in this first story, the overall theme, mystery and character development were highly
intoxicating to read, and left me wanting more as the final pages finished. The first of a planned series, this is a story that needs to be
delved into more, and that in my books is the true marks of a great story. This is worth the read, and I can’t wait to see the next installment
in the A Tale of Vampires series. Be sure to get your copy of the book now!

Book Review: Ivy’s Envy (Want and Decay Book 1) by Latashia Figueroa

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity in return for a fair and honest review. Many thanks!

Synopsis:

Latashia Figueroa’s riveting Want & Decay Trilogy follows the entangled lives of three people tormented by lust, jealousy, madness and
murder. In this first book, Ivy’s Envy, Ivy James has had a history of violence with the men she falls for. Her grandmother and parents
know what Ivy is capable of when things don’t go her way.

Now Ivy has become obsessed with Thomas Miles, a man who works at her office. She is certain that Thomas loves her too. But there are people
who stand in the way of Ivy and Thomas finally being together, like his wife, Deana. Determined to have the love that is their destiny, Ivy
will go down a very dark and twisted road to make Thomas hers, and hers alone. But Ivy is not the only one who has dark secrets, and
everyone involved will soon learn that pursuing love and passion to the extreme can lead to terrifying consequences.

Review:

The first word that comes to mind to describe this incredible story is simply wow. This book has a lot of elements that many different
readers will be invested in. There’s a great mix of suspense, thriller and horror elements to keep people invested, and what I liked a lot
about this read was the chilling journey inside the mind of a disturbed individual while still getting the suspenseful third-person feeling
when reading a crime story. What really got me was the twist ending. I won’t spoil it for you guys, but you’ll never see it coming, which is
always a refreshing change of pace when you get a surprise as you read the story.

The story opens up in a heart-pounding, adrenaline fueled kind of way, and then does a beautiful job taking the reader back on a journey into
the setup for this opening scene. Not everything is as it seems in this book, and as you continue to read the story, you’ll find yourself
devouring every page and wanting more, until you finally get to the end and realize you need a second story to satisfy your need. Luckily
this is the first of a trilogy, and this reviewer is highly anticipating the next addition to this amazing story.

I am naturally a positive reviewer, and so find it difficult to find faults with a story in general, and therefore spend most of my review
pointing out the positive aspects rather than the negative. Yet although there were only a few grammatical errors here and there, I found
absolutely no faults with this story. It was powerfully written, and the characters were so incredible to follow that you couldn’t put the
story down. This is a fast and easy read, and yet one you definitely don’t want to miss. If you are a fan of stories such as Gone Girl or
any stalker/thriller type of story, then this is the tale for you. Pick up your copy of Ivy’s Envy now, and stay tuned for the next installment
of the Want & Decay series! Links for the book are below!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

http://www.amazon.com/Ivys-Envy-Want-Decay-Book-ebook/dp/B00ZVFYYTM

M.P. Thomson’s The Gaming Revision Guide Review

As a teenager, one of the hardest things in life can be figuring out how to remember and apply the things we learn in school. While he
states not any one method works for everyone, author M.P. Thomson has brought together a brand new method of helping students with their
studies in his book, “The Gaming Revision Guide”.

This guide does a marvelous job of speaking to the current video game enabled generation of students whose love for the video game can
actually help them study subjects in school. Utilizing a student’s favorite game and sport, Thomson helps turn what can be boring and
mindless hours of studying into a fun gaming and scholastic exercise.

This guide is an excellent approach to helping today’s students with their studies. It makes the process fun while still helping to make
the lessons and facts needed for scholastic success easier to recall. While Thomson is quick to point out that this method isn’t guaranteed
to work for everyone, it may just be that “The Gaming Revision Guide” can be the next new method that teachers can use to help their
students in the future! Pick up your copy of M.P. Thomson’s “The Gaming Revision Guide” now!