.SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWS- Please be advised I am not taking any requests until 2015 due to ongoing illness. Please check back then to see if this has changed.only those I have agreed to before this will be reviewed Follow These Rules Exactly. Book Reviews here are my personal opinion only. I do not receive payment for reviews only digital copies or physical copies of the books to review. I also may review a copy I receive from the library or buy. I like paranormal, thriller, mystery, drama, human interest, intrigue etc. Let's face it most books. I do not read most science fiction but do make exceptions. I never read erotica, or extreme gore/ and language. I can only read one to two books weekly and review when writing myself. If you would like to have your book reviewed email me lilybrooksfield@gmail.com Preference given to Indie writers, (Ebooks preferred e-pub or kindle formats.)NO HATE MAIL Please do no contact me repeatedly, when finished I will email you. I grade from 1 to 5 stars, 5☆ being the best simply because I enjoyed the well-crafted story .I post to Amazon , if book is available there or Smashwords but only if provided link. Sometimes I will choose not to post a review if the book is unreadable or would score 1 or 2 ☆. Thank-you.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Review of Osric’s Wand the Wand Makers Debate

Cover for 'Osric's Wand: The Wand-Maker's Debate'

Osric’s Wand the Wand Makers Debate 
by   Jack D. Albrecht Jr and Ashley Delay
Available for:
Amazon Kindle at http://amzn.to/s81Z8d
Nook at Barnes & Noble http://tinyurl.com/3vj6m4m  
Other e-readers at Smashwords http://tinyurl.com/3soo4f9
Osric’s Wand is an epic tale of high fantasy Creatures in this world are governed by magic and all communicate to one another; whether they be prairie dogs, unicorns dwarfs, weasels, irua, elves, humans, lions, dragons, or eagles. All are learning their way through the ropes of magic to control and use it. This book reminded me of the epic journey Frodo took with his faithful companion Sam in "Lord of the Rings"   series of books. Readers of that series will love this book as we are taken on Osric’s journey of peril and self-discovery to find the culprits who have disrupted Archana’s worldwide peace treaty with an explosion and save the world they know. Osric realizes that with the explosion killing some at the conference and disrupting the treaty signing each world leader will now blame the other; as they do not know where the danger came from. Osric is young and new at leadership but he has great gifts that can help him in his quest to find out the truth behind the explosions and how to prevent war He is not aware of these gift or how to use these gifts but he is willing to learn; something a reader will enjoy as the hero has to find his way. Osric is young brash but has a great capacity for compassion and leadership though he is unaware of his abilities at first. His steadfast companion Kenneth (his Sam)Gus a prairie dog wand maker (his Gimli and Gandalf all in one ) challenges him and has a gruff adversarial stance. As well as Pebble, Kenneth's  son and Bridgett an empath and Maiden to the Unicorns who join Osric to become his steadfast companions. Each help Osric to try to achieve the goals set . Together these brave creatures set out on a perilous journey to save their world. Each will bring their own strengths to hopefully achieve their purpose.  
There are so many intricate layers to this story that will keep the reader wondering what will happen next. This book will appeal across the board to readers of all ages who enjoy a great epic story. I was not a big fantasy fan before reading this book but I have to say these writers engaged my interest with their characters and I was able to picture it all.A truly enjoyable the writers captured my interest from the first page and never let it go.
Five stars out of five. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book Review - Meant To Be

Meant to Be (The Saving Angels book 1)

Meant to Be ((The Saving Angels book 1))
By Tiffany King
Available at Amazon http://amzn.to/pSEoBu 

         Krista is used to not fitting in she’s intelligent and sensitive; in fact too sensitive, strong emotions make her ill. She’s always dreamt of a shadowy male figure that comforts her but he has been slipping away from her in her dreams and she doesn’t know why. She’s been waking up crying because he feels ripped away from her.
Since her father died Krista and her adoptive mother need a change of scenery and Krista has always been drawn to Santa Cruz so that’s where they move. In Santa Cruz she finds out the truth about herself and her past.
This story is first of all charming, endearing and you really identify with the main character Krista, so much so that you want to know what will happen next to her as the story unwinds.It is a rich story told with great sensitivity and thought.
Meant To Be is a story of self –discovery, as well as a love story. I highly recommend this book as I couldn’t stop reading it until its conclusion. I look forward to reading others in this series.
Five stars out of five