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I Love all things books. I started my love of books at 13 with Stephen King's Carrie. For many years Horror was my go to genre. Then I came​ across The Left Behind Series, Sue Grafton, Harry Potter, Twilight, and 50 Shades. A friend introduced me to the indie world and it became an obsession. I since have learned the importance of reviews. I joined a few Street teams, Then was asked to join a couple review teams. Joined a couple of great Blogs doing PR. Became a Beta Reader. Helped with editing. And decided to branch out and start a blog dedicated to Reviews. And Read It Review It was born. My hope is to get people excited about sharing their thoughts about books.. <3

Shadows by Amber Lacie

Shadows
By Amber Lacie
Is at the top of my TBR grab yours! #AmberLacienevermisses #Oneclick

Shadows, Book One, & Light, Book Two, from A Love Ever After Series are now available in a box set!

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✮Eve is a beautiful woman surrounded by her friends and family. In her twenty-six years of life, nothing exciting has ever happened to her. Everything is going perfectly for her. Little does she know, one summer at the beach could change her life forever. . .

Theron is the son of a cutthroat multi-billionaire business tycoon. He thought he left behind the world his father created, but things change. His only hope at overcoming his past, is finding the one person he lost so very long ago. . .

When Eve bumps into Theron, their worlds collide. Nothing can prepare them for the instant fireworks and roller coaster ride waiting for them.

When evil starts to surround them, intent on destroying them, Eve runs into trouble…

Can Theron and Eve find Light among the Shadows? Or will evil win?

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Shadows: A Love Ever After
(c) Amber Lacie, 2017

I'm lying curled up on my side with his arms wrapped tightly around me. I’m cocooned by him. I feel so incredibly safe with him.

"We could do this every day. I like having you at my place. Move in with me." Theron sighs as he kisses the back of my head.

My heart is pounding in my chest. I want to say yes, but I'm so scared. We barely know each other. "I just…is it too soon?" I'm chewing on the inside of my cheek.

Scooting back, he turns me to face him, taking my face in his hands. "Eve, I want you to be the last thing I see before I close my eyes at night, and the first thing I see when I open them in the morning. I want to feel your breath on my face when you sleep. I want to breathe you in. I want to feel your heartbeat against my palms when I wrap my arms around you. I want to know you're real, and to know you’re mine. I'm keeping you. I will always protect you and cherish you. Please move in with me, beautiful." He's asking me to move in, but it almost sounds like a marriage proposal. If I've learned anything over the past few days, it's that there are no guarantees in life. People can come and go so easily.

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Do you believe in fate?

Stolen Moments (A County Fair Romance) (Volume 1) - S. I. Hayes, J. Haney

Stolen Moments
By Jess Haney & S.i. Hayes
5 Stars

Do you believe in Fate?
I really liked this story. It was just the kind of heart warming Southern love I needed. By chapter 2 I was laughing out loud. Its absolutely adorable how protective the guys are of their sister. But, Justin is just the man for the challenge. The city in him has him ready for a rumble if it comes down to it. Fallon Justine is so immersed in the everyday grind of caring for her father and brothers she puts herself last. That is until Justin comes along and reminds her she is important too. This book is so full of love with just the right amount of heat. It reminded me why I keep going no matter how tuff things in life get. And also that its OK to take time for yourself. All of the characters are loveable. It will touch your soul.

1 of 3 books I'm anxiously waiting for this summer!

Predator

Predator - Michelle Horst

       

Predator
By MA Horst
5 Stars

Must Read!

I absolutely loved this book!!! It dealt with very dark subject matter and was vivid and direct. But honestly this stuff really happens. The plot, the character development, and the story as a whole was fanominal! You felt the raw emotion of the main character through out the book. You walk thru her healing with her. Enjoyed the dual point of view.

 

 

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All my life I’ve been hiding, until there is no corner on this god-forsaken earth left for me to hide. I have to pay for the sins of my father. No one with Ellison blood in their veins is allowed to live, and I am the last of my bloodline.

I am kept in a container waiting for my death sentence to be carried out, when he comes. He is only known as ‘Predator’. No one knows who he works for, only that he leaves no one alive.

His every breath is filled with the last gasp of his dying prey.

But for some reason he doesn’t kill me.

I don’t know which is worse, the death sentence hanging over my head, or being at his mercy.

The importance of reviews

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✮ (¸.•´✶ (¸.♡ Why Book Reviews are
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What’s great about reviews is that it helps an author you like in so many ways. New readers can discover new authors they love, the author him or herself can attract new readers who might not otherwise have found them, the list goes on and on. But in today’s marketplace where there are so many books, the wonderful thing about great reviews of a book is that they can go viral, and help the author succeed based on word of mouth alone.

Chances are most people reading this have bought at least one book this year and read that book plus others you already had. Did you enjoy any of those books? And if so, did you leave review for the books anywhere? I’d say nine times out of ten, the answer to this last question is no. And I’d have to answer “no” as well. I’m just like everyone else in that my time is limited or I simply forget to write a review for a book I enjoyed. But I need to be better about leaving those important reviews at sites such as Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble and via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

Why are reviews important, particularly if you enjoyed a book? There are several reasons. Here are a few.

1. We live in a world where people are much more likely to vent online if they hate something than to post something nice if they enjoyed it. Sad but true. So if you have 100 people read a book and 98 love it but only the two who thought it was garbage post a review, guess what. People who come across that book on a retailer’s site are going to think it’s garbage. They won’t know about the 98 people who thought it was a wonderful story with engaging characters. Those negative reviews could keep people who might enjoy the book from buying it, depriving the author of sales that are necessary to help pay his or her bills.

2. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, authors look for good opportunities to get the word out about their books. Sometimes online advertising venues have requirements such as a certain number of positive reviews on retailer sites before they will even consider selling you an ad. The same is often true of book review sites, especially if those sites are popular and have a lot of clout among readers.

3. A larger number of reviews, especially positive ones, helps books get seen on sites such as Amazon.com. We all have heard about the mysterious algorithms that determine which books pop up on things such as the “you might also enjoy this” suggestions. Visibility is important in a marketplace flooded with books, so every little bit helps. Its been said that it takes 10 reviews on Amazon before a book can be added to those “also bought” and “you might also like” lists. But the more, the merrier.

4. Again and maybe most important Word of mouth. If someone sees a positive review of a book and decides to give it a try, he or she might also enjoy it enough to not only leave a review but also tell their friends about it. We’ve all heard stories about how word of mouth sent a book from obscurity to the bestseller list. Look what happened with 50 Shades of Grey. From a tiny publisher with very little promotion, this book was a huge international bestselling phenomenon, all because people were talking about it.
Sure, it’s a long shot, but it’s better than no shot.

A good review is to an author what oxygen is to other people. They live for them, they love them, Authors truly do appreciate the time and effort it takes readers to write and post reviews. They know our time is every bit as valuable as theirs.
It means so much to them when a reader takes the time to share their opinion and support their work.

So if you read a book, write a review. It doesn't have to be 5 paragraphs. Just let others know how the book made you feel. How it might have touched you. Or how you connected with something or someone in the story.

On behalf of Authors everywhere and those of us that love them. Thank you in advance for your gift of reviews. <3

Where it all began!

Carrie - Stephen King

This novel showed true brilliance. At 13 years old I could not put this book down. It kept me up late at night. I would actually read with one eye open till I passed out. This book started a life long obsession with books. I definitely recommend it to everyone.

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