June 23, 2017

The Darklights by Michaelbrent Collings

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     This novel moved a little slower than I normally care for, and slower than the last book I read by Michaelbrent Collings; The Longest Con. However, in saying that, I do love Collings' first person, and it was the interest I developed early in the novel of the character (Gerrold) that kept me going.
     Another thing that kept me reading was his near flawless transition through "then" and "now" chapters. I do love when authors step away from tradition storytelling to lay out their stories for us.
     I loved the world; the sci-fi, setting Collings leads the reader through is indeed well built and engaging. Speaking of engaging, Gerrold's tale is full of love, hate, betrayal, and revenge. There are many twists and turn, thing I didn't think were possible, became possible, and what I thought was really going on . . . well, let's just say I couldn't have been further from the ending. A solid and fitting resolution, I assure you.
     The Darlights is another book by this author that I enjoyed, and reminds me that I need to read more of his work. 

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T I T L E: The Darklights
A U T H O R: Michaelbrent Collings
P U B L I S H E R: Michaelbrent Collings
P U B L I S H--D A T E: June 5, 2017
Sci-fi, Thriller

FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER MICHAELBRENT COLLINGS comes a new venture into deepest space and darkest fear...

When the Company has a problem - a factory gone under, books that need auditing, or a rebellious planet to be destroyed - I'm there, and I take care of it.

I'm the most successful FixIt in Company history, and I have never failed to punch a ticket.

TF-653 is different.

The staff and crew of a terraforming installation on a planet so strange it cannot be described have disappeared. It's my job to get there, to find the problem, and to stop it.

Or kill it.

But some things can't be killed. Because some things are already dead.

And some things... are even worse. Because some things can only be seen in THE DARKLIGHTS.

*I received a copy of this via Michaelbrent Collings in exchange for an honest and fair review*

March 13, 2017

The Dragon's Staircase by McKenna Grey and Everly Archard

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The thrilling aspect of this book was impressive and unexpected. The mystery wasn’t off either. The story did a good job of stringing me along through many twists and turns before it revealed its secrets. I wanted to give this book four stars, but it took me more chapters than I like to get into the story. However, in saying that, once it got going for me, I had a hard time putting it down. I also wasn’t very fond of the characters. I found them predictable and uninteresting which played against the mystery for me. Overall, I’m glad I gave this novel a chance, and I believe that many readers, particularly genre readers, will indeed enjoy this book.

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T I T L E: The Dragon's Staircase
S E R I E S: A Kyndall Family Thriller (NÂș 1)
P U B L I S H E R: Cambron Press
P U B L I S H--D A T E: August 31, 2016
I S B N: 9780997456585
Romance, Mystery, Thriller

From two award-winning authors comes the first riveting novel in the KYNDALL FAMILY THRILLERS, a romantic suspense series filled with spine-tingling thrills and alluring romance.
A woman haunted by her past.
FBI Agent Alexa Kyndall devoted eight years of her life to the search for justice, showing no mercy to the guilty and depraved. When she joins a special task force to bring down a serial killer, Alexa encounters the most unexpected criminal of her career.
A man willing to do whatever it takes to save her.
When a child witnesses a brutal slaying, Alexa's life becomes intertwined with Craig Pierson's, a man with his own haunted past. They join forces, only to discover they must put everything on the line in a pulse-pounding struggle to protect and survive.
A killer closing in.Nestled in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, THE DRAGON’S STAIRCASE is an intriguing, nonstop adventure that will keep readers enthralled from start to finish.

*I received an advanced copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review*

March 3, 2017


     Please excuse the mess of this page as I try to get back into the swing of things and do a little makeover. I have a few reviews of books that I’ve read, but have been too distracted to post. Those will be up soon.

     I’ve decided that this year I’m going to focus on small published and self published books. In saying that, I’m going to come across a lot of books that I’m not going to like. Rather than giving a bad review, I’m only going to post reviews for books that I feel need some light. There are loads of review sites out there that review newly released or books published by the major publishers. Word Gurgle will not be one of them. I will also publish the full reviews on every form of social media (with the exception of twitter) that Word Gurgle is on.

     Word Gurgle used to be made up of two, but not it’s only one. So if you know anyone, or are interested yourself in giving honest reviews of the books you read, give me a shout via email wordgurgle@gmail.com. There are no required genres or set amount of book you must read a month. The only requirements are: A, you have to be willing to shine light on books that are not published by major publishing houses. And B, you have to know your way (or be willing to learn) how to post your review on at least Word Gurgle’s Facebook page.

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