.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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Review of Barbarian Girl

Barbarian Girl by Noah Murphy
Available at Amazon http://amzn.to/ttysmh

Liza is a fifteen year old girl who comes home to find an axe implanted in her bed, before she can even begin to comprehend why, she is transformed into a muscular ripped defined taller woman. Her skin once milky white is now tanned. She has been chosen by the Axe of Borin to be the Borin wielder (the first female ever to have this position). The government who monitors all citizens’ changes comes after Liza to make sure she is on their side. After all if you don’t work for the government than you are an enemy of the government. They want her to immediately step into action but her next door neighbour (a retired government agent and super hero) Sarah Sapphire steps in saving Liza and insisting Liza needs to be trained.This is where the story begins as Liza must go on rapid journey of self-discovery and grow up fast to be the Borin wielder.She must learn to be the hero she was picked to be and learn the most the most important lesson that no heroine stands alone.

While the book is a good read some parts seem a little rushed and could be explained more. For instance when she finds the sword she just jumps to thoughts of revenge, perhaps Liza is aware of the legend of the Borin Axe but that is never explained. There are a few instances of this throughout the book where the author surges ahead with the story without explaining. That said it is a very interesting take on a world where super heroes and powers are the normal; Barbarian Girl is a interesting look at being a teenager and having greatness thrust upon you. However I must caution against language and sexual situations that are contained in the book, this book is for a mature teen audience.
   3   stars out of five
★★★ out of 

My first book Review of Love's Labour's Won

guest reviewer Danielle Lee muma reviews Love's Labours Won 


Copied With Permission From D.Lee-Muma)Please Visit Her Website For More YA Reviews 

9th October
written by Danielle Lee-Muma
Love’s Labours Won (available for purchase here) by S.G. Lee
This paranormal romance/thriller straddles the line between young adult/teen fiction and
adult fiction. The e-book is approximately 210 pages, and available for nearly every device imaginable.
This is a quick-paced and fun read. Sarah is young and unemployed but willing to work, making her a character that is easy to identify with. Sarah has no family to turn to for help — at least she believes she has no family. Where the book gets interesting is that when Sarah finds out (quite by accident on her part, she was just looking for a job) that she has family she didn’t know about, she opens a whole can of worms. There is intrigue, magic, loveslabourswonmurder and some doubt as to who can be trusted. Sarah is a strong-willed female character who is sweet and kind without being a pushover which I really like after reading recent fiction that involved “blank-slate” female characters with all the ambition and self-identity of a slug. Sarah never sits back and waits for rescue when she knows that she is in trouble.
I highly recommend this book. ★★★★ out of ★★★★★

Review -Paradox-The Angels Are Here- Book 1

Paradox The Angels Are Here (Book 1)
By Patti Roberts
Available at Amazon http://amzn.to/pAotlu 
Available at Smashwords http://bit.ly/nruWjR
Is an intricately woven tale with both myths and legendary creatures as evil angels. Grace seems like an ordinary human girl but if that is so why is a good angel watching over her that only Grace can see. Is the good angel is protecting her hiding her from the evil angels who would kill her and devour her. We come to know all about the child Grace. Without giving anything a way we can see Grace’s lives challenges as a child and how they will shape the woman she will become. We don’t know quite why they want Grace most of all but I’m sure we will find that out in the next book. This book made me cry and made me smile in its beautiful description of angels and their purpose. The story is rich and truly well researched as points of history are used in its plot.  I truly enjoyed it’s telling.
 I can hardly wait to read Patti Roberts next book Paradox- Progeny of Innocence- Book 2

★★★★★ 5 stars out of five ★★★★★

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Review -The Sentry by Robert Crais

The Sentry

Available at Amazon http://amzn.to/s3bJfX 
The Sentry By Robert Crais

I love Robert Crais books they are always action packed and this one was no exception.Pike is the main character this time a refreshing change as we find out more details about him and the bond he has with Elvis Cole. We have seen in other books how Pike has an inner core of goodness under that steel core he shows to everyone but we see in this book how deep that gentle giant is in Pike.Not to say that we don't see the warrior Pike as well author Robert Crais  shows that side too. A young woman Dru Rayne asks Pike for help and he is drawn in faster than ever. She is a beautiful woman who needs his help and we all know Pike answers the call.He tries to find her help for her situation but it all falls apart as Dru disappears and Pike fears she and her uncle have been kidnapped.From there we delve deeper into the story as the revelations about what is really happening keep coming.A wonderful book from an exceptional author who writes spellbinding thrillers.
5 Stars out of five

Book Review- Invisible (Ivy Malone series 1)

Invisible (Ivy Malone Mystery Series #1)

 Invisible = (Ivy Malone series 1) by Lorena McCourtney
Available at Amazon for Kindle http://amzn.to/oV5Gov 

    Ivy is an older woman who feels she has been made invisible by her age as people marginalize her she’s lost her best friend and she’s at odds with what to do with her time Her dentist dental assistant mixes her up with other woman of a certain age. A man runs into her and says he didn’t see her. So she decides to us her invisibility to her advantage and when someone is tearing down the cemetery headstones she goes to see for herself who is doing it so she can catch them in the act and finds out more of a mystery. Than her best friend dies and her tenant goes missing.
A interesting strong woman Ivy is not a shrinking violet or old woman. Ivy investigates all starting this mystery. A truly enjoyable mystery that I’d like to read the next in the series. In Plain Sight
5 stars out of five

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review - ( A Novella) The Call from Within by Eri Nelson

The Call From Within (Dearhart Clan Series)

The Call from Within by Eri Nelson
Available at Amazon http://amzn.to/rfQjqp 

This novella delves into the life of a werewolf from the Deerhart clan; Owen Deerhart. Owen has been a werewolf for a long time. He is the alpha of his clan. Women werewolves are born not made so they are very hard to find so imagine his surprise when he finds his soul mate Kristin Still. Kristen and Owen however both come with baggage. Kristin’s is an ex-lover whom she finds is a shape shifter Brinston. While Owen’s is someone he used to work with “Wash” Washington Lee Jefferson (a former slave who killed his master fleeing and then was bitten by a werewolf. He wants Owen and Owen’s clan dead.so there is plenty of action when it comes to them. Kristin and Owen’s carnal delight in each other certainly comes through to the reader This novella is very well written but some of the story is a little rushed and short on details. I would have liked to have seen more of Kristin getting to know Owen and sharing more of their lives with one another   “Wash” and Owen government job could have been explained better, that said it is still a very interesting story and I enjoyed it’s telling.
4stars out of five