Reviews of Great and Not so Great Books.



Check out this review of The King’s Executioner (Pict King, #1)

Here is a review by April:


Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval Picts)
Series: Pict King Series #1
Source: Received for an honest review from the author

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REVIEW: THE HANGING TREE by Michael Phillip Cash





Genre: Horror/Suspense/Thriller/Ghost/Paranormal

*A Novella*

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.


  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492274518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492274513


*From the author’s website*

Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple’s destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle’s choices alter the course of her life?


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THE HANGING TREE by Michael Phillip Cash is an intriguing Horror/Suspense/Thriller/Ghost/Paranormal set in 2013 and 1649 in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

“Loosely based on a tree with a haunted past on the North Shore of Long Island”.

Follow Arielle, and her boyfriend,Chad and five spirits whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. All of this happens beneath the famous “hanging tree”.  Destiny,choices, ghosts, and ancient curses.

Many twists and turns will bring to you the brink of mystery and suspense and back again, as you hold your breath to see what happens next. A dark thriller, that is not too dark, but a very interesting tale of ghosts, destiny and curses. Can Chad and Arielle, break the curse or will they follow the ancient curse to another tragedy. A quick read, that is filled with mystery, and suspense, the legend of the “hanging tree” is intriguing. The Characters are engaging,enduring and believable. The storyline is unique and well told. Once again, Mr. Cash as written a tale that is intriguing as well as entertaining. A fast paced thriller with many twists and turns. If you enjoy ghost stories and thrillers, you will enjoy “The Hanging Tree”. Our choices makes us who and what we are in our lives.

Received for an honest review from the author.

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More




Genre: Fantasy/Myths/Folk Tales

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451688881
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451688887
    March 5, 2013
This will be the map of your heart, old woman. In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom’s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Attempting to warn them of imminent danger, Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind. She cannot bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her. In this tale — her autobiography — Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation.
The Mapmaker’s War is a mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit. Watch for its epic sequel, The Chronicle of Secret Riven, in 2014.
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THE MAPMAKER’S WAR:A LEGEND BY Ronlyn Domingue is an interesting Fantasy/Myths/Folk Tales set in an Ancient time,in a land far away. This was a  difficult book for me to read, but with that said it also was an interesting read once you got started. It is an autobiography of a mapmaker named Aoife from a faraway land. An adventure of love,loss,the human spirit,a mythic treasure,and one woman’s courage to do the unexpected. An interesting tale of the human spirit,love,Asian legends, hope and human’s redemptive spirit. If you enjoy Asian legends,mystic treasure,adventure,fantasy,faraway lands,and the magic of legends,then “The  Mapmaker’s War” is a title for you to read. An interesting read. Received for an honest review from the publisher.

REVIEWED BY: AprilR,  My Book Addiction Reviews

SHAFTED by Kymber Morgan….review…




Genre: Paranormal Romance

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.

Print Length:133 pages

Publisher:Bandit Creek Books; 1 edition (January 23, 2012)


ASIN: B007133N1M

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: January 23, 2012
Is her love real or just a myth?
Returning to her summertime home of Bandit Creek, Callie Jamison discovers there’s a lot more involved to her grandmother’s legacy than a few cabins and some land, including a curse. The last thing she needs now is to fall in love.
Anteros, dark twin of Eros, is responsible for avenging unrequited love, a job that’s been a lot harder since his brother succumbed to ambro-fever and has been running amok shooting all the wrong people – including Anteros.
The clock is ticking, not only on his immortality and Callie’s free will, but their hearts as well. Soon they’ll each have to decide if the overwhelming attraction they feel is the real deal or if they’ve simply been ‘Shafted’ and it’s all a cruel illusion.
SHAFTED by Kymber Morgan is an interesting paranormal romance and is part of the mythical town of Bandit Creek Montana. With a bit of chic lit,romance,a sexy hero,Greek mythology,love,mystery,intrigue,suspense readers will not go wrong by reading “Shafted”. In fact,with a healthy dose of Bandit Creek residents,myths,legends,a relative or two,such as Cupid how could you go wrong. A fast paced story.Another,wonderful Bandit Creek Montana read by a talented author. I can hardly wait for the next installment into the mythical world of Bandit Creek Montana. Received for an honest review from the author. Details can be found at Bandit Creek,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book  Addicton and More

Auraria by Tim Westover…


Tim Westover

Paperback:398 pages

Publisher:QW Publishers (July 10, 2012)



ISBN-13: 978-0984974801

SOURCE: Received for an honest review from the pubisher(Q & W Publishers, LLC)

Description:(from the publisher)

Water spirits, moon maidens, haunted pianos, headless revenants, and an invincible terrapin that lives under the mountains. None of these distract James Holtzclaw from his employer’s mission: to turn the fading gold-rush town of Auraria, GA, into a first-class resort and drown its fortunes below a man-made lake. But when Auraria’s peculiar people and problematic ghosts collide with his own rival ambitions, Holtzclaw must decide what he will save and what will be washed away.

Taking its inspiration from a real Georgia ghost town, Auraria is steeped in the folklore of the Southern Appalachians, where the tensions of natural, supernatural and artificial are still alive

My thoughts:

Auraria by Tim Westover is a book filled with fokelore and legends.  The main character James G. Holtzclaw works for a man that aquires land.  He finds himself traveling to a town called Auraria.  While there he is treated to the myths and legends of the town.  I enjoyed the characters in the story and my favorite was the town itself.  The author used great detail and you are able to imagine yourself in the world he created. Reading this book I felt I was traveling along side James on his adventure.  Auraria is a good read.

**Coming July 10, 2012**

*Review copy from the publisher for an honest review*



Reviewed: Rae,My Book Addiction and More

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