Sunday, November 19, 2017

My Week in Review: 11/11/17-11/18/17


Guys, I found a new to me zombie series - whoop, whoop!  I am so excited.  I know this is gonna sound so wrong - but when I read a good zombie book, I get the munchies something fierce.  I know, it is shameful.  :)

Here are the books I read last week:

Dead: Revelations by T W Brown - 5 Stars *****


The zombies have risen, the world has spiraled into chaos. Small pockets of survivors continue to struggle each day to survive. The best and worst of humanity fight the undead and themselves as they come to grips with a new, violent reality.

Dead: Fortunes & Failures by T W Brown - 5 Stars *****


The DEAD saga continues...
It has been months...

Steve has seen the worst in himself...and others. Now, it seems that zombies aren't the only threat to the lives of his companions. Will he lose those he loves to the walking dead...or a murderer?

Kevin is the last geek standing, and a reunion with an old acquaintance puts him back in charge of a group of survivors. Will he fail in the one thing he thought he was prepared for? Or will he find his redemption?


Juan struggles with Mackenzie's past...a scientist tries to create Eden with an unlikely Eve...and a young girl struggles to keep her sanity at the hands of a monster far worse than the ones gathered outside the walls of her family estate.

Dead: Winter by T W Brown - 5 Stars *****


Winter is coming... 

As survivors around the world struggle to get their feet under them in a world overrun by the walking dead, a new problem rears its head. As unstoppable as any horde of zombies, the seasons march on, heedless of the fragility of the human race. The first winter is approaching.

Up in the mountains of northeastern Oregon, Steve's band settles in but discover something so horrible that it may destroy them before the weather has a chance. Kevin faces ghosts from his past while struggling to maintain unity among his people. 

In other parts of this dead world, a team of scientists struggle to devise a cure... A new pharaoh rises in Egypt... Chad learns he will do anything to keep his daughter safe... Juan struggles with the demons of his past that tell him he is unfit to lead...or love... A military unit tries to restore order at any cost...

Brush With Death by Ware Wilkins - 4 Stars ****


Introducing Sadie Salt, Paranormal... Dentist?

All Sadie Salt ever wanted was to make smiles whiter... and to track down the creature that murdered her parents. She spends her days as a dental assistant to the humans in her small town of Grimloch and her nights doctoring to its, well, not-so-human residents.

Unfortunately, the nightlife doesn't know how to stay in the shadows where it belongs. Sadie's working tirelessly to pay off a nasty debt to a fairy she doesn't want to cross, coping with a magic she can't use, and dreaming of a relationship with the local Sheriff-- not that that's going to happen.

But when a corpse turns up in her apartment, Sadie's dragged deeper into a world where wielding a scraper and a water pick does more harm than good. Her past is coming back it haunt her in a bad way, and she's suddenly closer to her parent's killer than expected. With a vampire keeping tabs on her and a best friend whose predictions rarely hit the mark, Sadie's discovering revenge is more muddled than she expected.

Will she be able to clean up the mess before someone tries to scrub her out permanently?

Witch and Moan by Val St. Crowe - 3 Stars ***


Petra Brightshade gets captured and then wakes up on a circus train in a car with some elephants, with a dampener on her wrist that keeps her from using her primal magic.

It’s not exactly her favorite day ever.

When she finds out she’s been captured because her blood is the only thing that can reopen the breaches she just closed, she knows she’s got to escape, find the others, and figure out some way to stop her captors once and for all.

No way is she reopening the breaches. No effing way.

There you have it.  I hope you are reading something wonderful!

Thanks for stopping by,
Michelle

Sunday, November 12, 2017

My Week in Review: 11/4/17-11/11/17


So, getting back on the reading wagon after vacation in Florida was a bit of a struggle.  :)  It took me two days of being home before I even picked up my Kindle.  That being said, I only have three books to share with you today.  

Dead: The Ugly Beginning by T W Brown - 5 Stars *****


The unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity's fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive...some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just...The Ugly Beginning?

Web of Deception by K L Phelps - 4 Stars ****


Do you have one of those little voices in your head that tells you right from wrong, that tries to get you to be good and to do the right thing? I don’t. Oh, I have a voice in my head, but it never tells me to be good. Why? Because the voice in my head belongs to a demon.

My name is Cassidy Cane and in order to save my boyfriend I swapped a piece of my soul with a demon.

Worst mistake ever.

Not only did he end up leaving me, but for a while I completely lost my mind. With the help of Murph, a rather unusual priest, I learned to quiet the demon within and am coming to terms with my new reality. The world around us is full of supernatural creatures, and lucky me, now I’m one of them.

When young girls start to go missing, I’m asked to look into it. But there’s a few problems. My search for answers is only leaving me with more questions, and the demon within no longer seems content to sit back and remain silent.


It’s so hard to do the right thing when you have a demon whispering in your ear.

Poisonous Temptation by Isadora Brown - 3 Stars ***


When a witch without powers and a vampire living in isolation cross paths, the world as they know it changes forever. And with those changes come grave danger for them both.


Despite years of trying, Aurelia Stone can't seem to do even the simplest of spells, and no one in her family of purebred witches is willing to help. Instead, her mother suggests she accompany her sister during a gladiator battle in hopes to inspire magic, but the magic Aurelia ultimately taps into is not the kind she should feel. In fact, it’s downright forbidden, and the punishment for using such magic is death by pyre. When a gladiator rescues her from an attack and offers her his blood, she knows she should say no. Yet she gives into temptation anyway, regardless of the consequences.

Before the Rift, Thyos was part of the worst known clan of vampires. That is, before they excommunicated him for doing something as weak and as stupid as having a conscience. Now, he lives in the Citta di Paludi, isolated and alone. Something he prefers. When the emperor forces him to entertain by killing his own kind for the amusement of spectator, he does only so to keep the tiny shred of freedom he has. But when Thyos rescues a witch from the hands of a human, he not only breaks his own rules, but the laws of the gladiator as well.

When Aurelia's powers finally manifest at the most inopportune time, they come with dire consequences. Now she must decide what it really means to be a witch: to be part of a family and a faction that has isolated her for her entire life, or to be true to her heart. But what if following her heart puts her life and Thyos in danger?

I hope you are reading something great!  Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

Sunday, November 5, 2017

My Week in Review: 10/28/17-11/4/17



I was on vacation over the weekend, we went to Disney.  Had a blast at Animal Kingdom - but I am glad to be home.  With the preparation for our adventure, I did not get quite as many books read as I normally do - but here they are:

The Merging by John P Logsdon & Christopher P Young
5 Stars *****


A set of naughty ubernaturals, a demon-powered mage, and a wealthy amalgamite playboy who is far more than he seems.

Ian Dex is a genetically engineered cop, a bad ass with a gun, and he has a reputation for being quite the horndog. He's also the current chief of the Las Vegas Paranormal Police Department (PPD). His job is to monitor all supernaturals and their involvement in the world of normals.

A new breed of supernaturals has turned up on the Vegas Strip, and they're a lot tougher than your run-of-the-mill vampires and werewolves. These are larger, meaner, and stronger...and they laugh at wood and silver bullets. To make matters worse, the mage who created them is bent on world domination and he's got the chops to back it up. He's confident, deadly, loves inflicting pain, and has a tendency of walking around with his shirt open because he looks like a Chippendale's model. Plus, he's using demons to give him an inexhaustible supply of power.

With this new threat terrorizing the town, the PPD must battle werewolves, vampires, fae, demons, and a succubus while trying to stop Vegas from getting flipped on its head. It'll take every PPD officer to the brink of their abilities to even have a shot at stopping the mage and his nefarious plans.

The sad reality is that this dude may be beyond their capabilities.

On top of that, the mage wants to join forces with Ian, believing they'll make the perfect team to lay waste to the masses. He offers Ian more power than he can ever imagine, a seat at the main table when the world is at their feet, and a 7-foot tall succubus who has diamond-like eyes, long flowing hair, glistening skin, and glutes so tight that Ian imagined she could crush a walnut between them.

Tempting indeed.

Ian only has to do one thing to prove his loyalty: kill his crew.

Locker Nine by Franklin Horton - 4 Stars ****


A terror attack, a prepper's daughter, and a psychopath obsessed with video games.

Grace's dad taught her survival, self-defense, and shooting, then sent her away to college hoping she'd never need those skills. All he wanted to give her a fighting chance. When society collapsed, she fought.

Grace Hardwick’s dad is a science fiction writer who makes his living destroying the world. When Grace decides to go away for her first year of college her dad, Robert, can’t help but think of all of the potential ways that society could collapse and strand his daughter hundreds of miles from home. Then, near the end of her freshman year, it happens. Like a scene from one of Robert’s books, coordinated terror attacks take place at dozens of locations around the country – including on the campus of Grace’s university.

Grace and her father barely have time for a single rushed phone call before they lose signal. In that call, Robert reminds his daughter of the key he gave her when she left for school – the key that she constantly wears around her neck. She doesn’t know what it opens. She doesn’t know where the engraved numbers will lead her. All she knows is that her dad is not the type to let her go hundreds of miles from home with no backup plan.

With her roommate in tow, Grace embarks on a treacherous journey that may lead her home or may lead her right into the path of another stranded traveler -- a disturbed gamer who sees nothing but opportunity in a world that now closely resembles that of his favorite video games.

Realms of Ghost and Magic by J S Malcom - 4 Stars ****


When the fae beckon, very few resist. Even fewer return.

As a veil witch, I’m used to taking out the supernatural trash. Everything from poltergeists to vampires, you name it and I’ve dealt with it. So opening a paranormal cleanup business just seemed to make sense. If I’m already dealing with the pests, why not get paid?

But when I accidentally breach the faerie realm to encounter a girl recently reported missing, start seeing the ghost of a witch whose disappearance has never been solved, and discover a Book of Shadows that opens only for me, I can't just go back to business as usual. Especially when I also gain the interest of a sexy and mysterious mage. Timing is everything, and even as my desire grows, a little voice inside keeps reminding me to step carefully. I know all too well that, in the supernatural world, opening doors means facing consequences. In this case, those consequences might just mean never being heard from again.

White Flag of the Dead by Joseph Talluto - 3 Stars ***


Millions died when the Enillo Virus swept the earth. 

Millions more were lost when the victims of the plague refused to stay dead, instead rising to slaughter and feed on those left alive. 

For survivors like John Talon and his son Jake, they are faced with a choice: Do they submit to the dead, raising the white flag of surrender? Or do they find the will to fight, to try and hang on to the last shreds or humanity?

I hope you are reading something fantastic.  Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

Sunday, October 29, 2017

My Week in Review: 10/21/17-10/28/17



I had high hopes for my book choices of last week.  Unfortunately, they did not turn out to be as great as I would have liked, several are not worth mentioning.  That being said, here are the ones I'd like to share with you:

Dead Mech by Jake Bible - 4 Stars ****


Hundreds of years after the zombie apocalypse decimates the world, human civilization has put itself back together again. Their secret weapon against the zombie hordes: the Mechs. 

Massive robotic battle machines. 

But what happens when a mech pilot dies in his mech and becomes a zombie? Hell on earth is unleashed... Prepare for a high action, fast paced, hell ride through a futuristic wasteland as Mech Base Commander James Capreze and his crew of mech pilots battle zombies, cannibals, religious cults and worst of all, the Dead Mechs, all to try and save the human race one last time.

Warlock for Hire by Sean Stone - 3 Stars ***


Murderous seer. Mother taken hostage. Someone needs a warlock for hire.

Eddie Lancaster is a warlock for hire. He can provide almost any magical service for a price. After a mysterious woman, Ashley Sheridan, hires him to remove her magic, he starts investigating to find out why. When he finds out she’s being forced to work for a murderous psychic things take a turn for the worst. Killian Myers is the most powerful psychic Eddie has ever met — there is nothing he doesn't see coming.

Eddie attempts to help Ashley get free of Killian but ends up on the receiving end of a violent encounter with the psychic. He is given an ultimatum: help Ashley create a ritual that will make Killian invincible, or watch everyone he cares about die.

Eddie has to find a way to stop Killian before everyone he loves ends up dead. But how do you beat a man who sees your every move before you’ve even decided to make it?

Ashen Rayne by Skye Knizley - 3 Stars ***


Young women are vanishing from Miami’s club scene, most disappearing without a trace, others found suffocated in plastic bags, their battered corpses filled with a deadly cocktail of narcotics.
There are no suspects and few clues.
When exotic dancer Rayne is taken, her sister Blaze calls the ladies of Shadowlands to find her.
With only five days before Rayne is found dead or never found at all, Smoak and Ash dive into Miami’s underworld of drugs, prostitution and slavery, using every skill they have to find her before the clock runs out.
Alone?
Afraid?
Lost?
In trouble and have nowhere to turn?
Call Shadowlands. We’re here to help.

Rogue Magic by N R Hairston - 3 Stars ***


My name’s Rekia, and I’m wanted dead or alive.

So, how does a small town girl from the south end up in the fight for her life between two powerful worlds? It’s simple. I have the ability to open portals to alternate dimensions.

This works out great for my business. I take crooks, thieves, criminals on the run from the law, etc. . . and I hide them where they’ll never be found- in one of the many alternate worlds- for a small fee of course.

Everything’s going fine until I discover a secret plot between two powerful worlds that could have widespread conquests across all dimensions. Now I’ve made enemies of the wrong people, and they’re coming for me.

I could walk away. I could hide myself on some inconspicuous world and never look back. Except, there’s a fire in my gut now, and like a dog with a bone, I’m not letting this go.

So instead of hiding, I crack my neck, flex my hands, and tell them to bring it. This may very well mean my death, but I don’t plan on going down without a fight.

Planet Dead by Sylvester Barzey - 3 Stars ***


Zombies Are The Least Of Your Problems! During This Apocalypse, People Can Be Just As Horrifying!

It's 2019 & Catherine Briggs is having a very messed up year. Her car got stolen, her family thinks she's dead, there's an unwelcome late night visitor at her door and oh yeah, the world's become infested with zombies!

Catherine is on a mission to find her family, no matter the cost, but fate seems to have other plans in store for her.

Will she find her family before the rest of the world falls into this new era of hell or will Catherine Briggs became just another zombie in...

Planet Dead: Bloodthirsty!

There you have it.  :)  Hope you're reading something great.

Thanks for stopping by,
Michelle


Sunday, October 22, 2017

My Week in Review: 10/14/17-10/21/17



Last week I read a few pretty great books and I am excited to share them with you.  

Here goes:

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison 
4 Stars ****


When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead.

In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth’s population—killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant—the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power—and the strong who possess it.

A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men’s clothing, goes by false names, and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she’ll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence.

After all, if humanity is to be reborn, someone must be its guide.

Witch Slap by Val St. Crowe - 4 Stars ****


Welcome to Ravenridge College.
Get drunk. Make stupid decisions. And kick serious interdimensional butt.

Petra Brightshade was under the impression that college meant going to, like, classes. But she was recruited to this “prestigious mage college” because she’s something called a primal. Her innate magic is uniquely suited to fighting monstrous creatures from another dimension. Those creatures are pouring through a breach in the fabric of the universe right into the college’s library.

Petra would rather carve the word “primal” into her own stomach than fight those freaking creatures. She’s been fighting them her whole life, and they haunt her nightmares.

But that hot gargoyle that recruited her said that she was pretty much the only hope to save the world. And he’s intriguingly straight-laced. She can’t help but want to loosen him up a bit. And it’s true that the other primals seem to subscribe to the philosophy, “Fight hard. Party harder.”

So, Petra’s in. She’s going to fight. As soon as she gets some coffee, that is.

Z-Burbia by Jake Bible - 4 Stars ****


Whispering Pines is a classic, quiet, private American subdivision on the edge of Asheville, NC, set in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains. Which is good since the zombie apocalypse has come to Western North Carolina and really put suburban living to the test!

Surrounded by a sea of the undead, the residents of Whispering Pines have adapted their bucolic life of block parties to scavenging parties, common area groundskeeping to immediate area warfare, neighborhood beautification to neighborhood fortification.

But, even in the best of times, suburban living has its ups and downs what with nosy neighbors, a strict Home Owners’ Association, and a property management company that believes the words “strict interpretation” are holy words when applied to the HOA covenants. Now with the zombie apocalypse upon them even those innocuous, daily irritations quickly become dramatic struggles for personal identity, family security, and straight up survival.

Welcome to normal life in Z-Burbia!

Dysphoria and Grace by Christina Rozelle - 4 Stars ****


Twenty-year-old orphan, Grace Vincent, is damaged beyond repair. She’s had a rough life, and with the state of the world, things aren’t getting any better. With crime on the constant rise, and all licensed civilians age sixteen and up armed, it’s no wonder she has a pet name for her 9 mm, Suki.

While attending the slummiest community college in Selam, Texas, Grace still lives at home with her adoptive parents and their “miracle” baby, but only for a few more months until she graduates and they buy her a new car. She smokes and drinks a little too much, loses herself in music, and to keep things interesting, she’s falling hard for her best friend.

But when the government imposes Martial Law, requiring civilians ages twenty-one and up to be vaccinated in an effort to eradicate violence, and things don’t go as planned, Grace is left to navigate a frenzied world while wrangling difficult realizations and regrets. With nothing else to lose, a decision must be made—fight and live, or surrender and die.

When Grace has lost all hope, two chance encounters prove there are secrets in Selam, lies about how the end happened, and hope for her yet, despite the insanity in her screwed-up mind. The world may have ended, but Grace’s new life has just begun.

The Creeping Dead by Edward P Cardillo - 3 Stars ***


It’s the summertime rush in the Jersey Shore resort town of Smuggler’s Bay, as tourists flock to the beach, boardwalk, and rides…but it’s not all fun and games. 

As a superstorm looms, threatening to destroy the town, something else threatens the Bay…something lurking in the shadows…the creeping dead. As a mysterious infection spreads, the town must pull together if they are to weather the storm and survive a plague of living dead.

That wraps up my week.  I hope you are reading something great. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Michelle

Sunday, October 15, 2017

My Week in Review: 10/7/17-10/14/17


Last week was a pretty good reading week for me.  I came across a couple of new to me authors that I enjoyed and I am excited to read more from each one.

Here they are:

Vampire Girl by Karpov Kinrade - 4 Stars ****  




Seven hot vampire princes. A murdered king. And a girl who sold her soul to the devil.

My name is Arianna Spero. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until my mother lapsed into a coma. Now, I am her only hope. She made a deal with the devil, and on my 18th birthday he came to collect. But there's a way to save her. There's something the princes of hell want more than my mother.

Me.

So I signed my soul away and promised to pick a prince to marry. Now I must spend time with the seven Vane brothers, immortal vampire lords full of wrath, power, and pride.

They will protect me.

They will break me.


They will consume me.

Borrowed Magic by Stephanie Foxe - 4 Stars ****



A witch with a troubled past and a dangerous secret...

And bills to pay.

Peddling legal potions isn’t enough, so Olivia Carter works for the vampires now. She heals the people they feed on and does her best to avoid any trouble. She has a new boyfriend, a place to live (pay no mind to the rats living under the porch), and a cauldron for every occasion. Building a life in a new town isn’t easy, but Olivia is making it work.

When the police show up at her door trying to pin a murder on her employer, and then her, she’ll have to risk everything to save her only friend and her future.


All magic has a price. Are you willing to pay it?

Binding Magick by Debbie Cassidy - 4 Stars ****


Being left behind to hold the fort every time the world needs saving, sucks.

For Carmella Hunter, a witch blood with practically no magick, being surrounded by powerful friends has taken its toll. For once it would be nice to be the one doing the saving. Stuck in a dead end job in Piccadilly’s favourite bakery, Carmella spends her days making cinnamon rolls and her evenings feeding the homeless, all the while dreaming of making a difference.

One huge pastry order for the Covens annual meet and an attack of flu germs leaves Carmella delirious with a fever—too delirious to avoid a fateful bargain with a djinn named Paimon. Bound to do his bidding, his seductive voice in her head and his infuriating arrogance make the partnership a trying one. With Paimon, Carmella gets her first taste of power. A power she must use to track down the monsters hunting Paimon’s people. Suddenly Carmella isn’t so helpless anymore.

Things get complicated when her boss, and close friend, goes missing, and the enforcement agencies don’t seem too bothered about looking for a celestial dancer who likes to sleep around. With the help of Mal Banner, the Piccadilly Coven Elder Witch and self professed playboy, Carmella finally has the opportunity to be the hero she’s always wanted to be.

But someone doesn’t want Carmella digging. Someone will go to any lengths to make her stop.

Forgotten by Krista Street - 4 Stars ****


Four months ago, Lena woke up in a dark alleyway with no recollection of who she is. The only clues to her past are a mysterious tattooed symbol and a supernatural power: the ability to see evil in people. While struggling to regain her memory, she follows a guiding instinct to a small Colorado town.

There she finds other young men and women with similar stories, similar tattoos, and a multitude of super human powers. Among them a man she's intensely attracted to, yet with no memories of him, she has no idea why.

As Lena and the others explore their powers and try to figure out who and what they are, they make a frightening discovery. Those who know the answers to their questions are hunting them. And if they find them, these super humans may not survive.

Marked by A Vampire by Angela Sanders - 3 Stars ***


A night of celebrating a new beginning ends in a nightmare that Grace can’t escape. When she wakes up in a strange place three days later, she realizes her life has been turned upside down. She’s been forced into a world where magic is real along with monsters of myth. The vampire who marked her is hell-bent on making her come to him—to be one of his possessions. Grace soon learns that she was born a powerful witch and with the help of some new and old friends, she learns her craft as she transitions into a vampire/witch hybrid.

It's a race against time as the crazed vampire attempts to take over Grace's mind—he’ll do anything to have her. Matthew, the hybrid who saved her life, will do anything to protect her, even if it means sacrificing his own life.

Deceit, betrayal, and new beginnings.

I hope you are reading something wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by,
Michelle 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

My Week in Review: 9/30/17-10/7/17


I did not get as many books read last week as I had intended.  Our daughter found out the gender of the baby - it's a boy!  So we had a lot more family time with all of the excitement of that reveal .  I am not complaining about that.  :)  Here are the books I would like to share with you:

Stormrise by Skye Knizley - 4 Stas ****


Life isn't easy for Detective Raven Storm. Her best friend was recently killed and dismembered, her latest case ended with her partner in intensive care, and her mother, the vampiric Mistress of the City is playing matchmaker… again. The last thing she wants is another bizarre murder case with a partner she doesn't know. But that is exactly what she gets when she is handed the enigmatic case of Nathan King, who was found in his car with a gaping hole where his stomach should be.

Soon Raven is unraveling a mystery that leads her deep into the city's preternatural underworld, and into the arms of a sexy vampire she barely knows, but whose heart she seeks in the darkness…

Magic In My Bones by Kellie Sheridan - 4 Stars ****



My name is Melanie Sinclair, and as far as anyone knows, I've been dead since the day I was born.

It's been over two decades since I was smuggled into Galway to be raised where the magical community would never find me. Two decades of hiding. Two decades of pretending to be less than I am, blending in with the lesser magicks--those whose abilities are of little interest to those in power.

With the threat of exposure is growing every day, humanity is getting closer and closer to learning about a world they may not be ready to handle. The supernatural world must band together if they stand any chance of survival.

Now, Galway has been chosen to host a summit between the four major factions, the same people my family died to protect me from. Because, of course it has.

So much for the luck of the Irish.

Fresh Hell by David Bussell - 4 Stars ****


What happens when an exorcist who spent a lifetime evicting ghosts gets murdered and becomes one?

When Jake Fletcher died, he discovered a horrible truth. The souls he thought he'd been dispatching to the afterlife are no more. He wasn't sending them to a better place, he was obliterating them.

To atone for his mortal sins, he becomes a detective: a phantom PI. Now he helps other restless spirits depart the earthly plane by bringing their killers to justice.

Jake's latest job is no open-and-shut case though. The ghost of a dead woman needs his help to pass on to the other side, but for that to happen, he'll have to defeat a demon.

Does Jake have what it takes to send the killer back to Hell, or is another soul about to be lost forever?

Protocol One by Jacqueline Druga - 3 Stars ***


On the eve of an extinction level event, Anna Jenner’s survival is almost assured. All she has to do is travel with her son from Midland, Texas to the designated safe zone out east, picking up selected essential personnel on her journey. Her job is to lead and bring the chosen few to the sanctuary. A comet is on a direct collision course for earth. Its impact will bring global devastation.

Anna and the others will be the ones to rise from the ashes when the dust settles. Everything is set. But along the way, chaos over the nearing event ensues, and while crossing a panic filled country, Anna makes decisions that impact the long term plan.

She is human.

Unable to refuse those who ask for help, Anna opens the door to strangers in her own small attempt to preserve humanity. The meticulously drawn out long term plan is out the window. Not only must Anna prove to everyone that her choices were the correct ones, she must try to maintain balance in an emotionally difficult situation. Unfortunately, it is not easy for her. In the days and weeks following the event, everything in the bunker must be rethought, recalculated and unfortunately, heartbreaking decisions made.

That's all of them.  I hope you are reading something wonderful!

Thanks for stopping by,
Michelle