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Dogs of Balboa

Dogs of Balboa

Disclaimer: Author Rose Christo may not be Native American herself, as she has claimed.  Title: Dogs of Balboa Author: Rose Christo Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: June 26, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult Page Count: 307 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level:  1 flame out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Michael Mirez witnesses a sexual assault and does nothing to stop it. Torn apart by guilt, Michael sabotages his…
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Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince #2)

Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince #2)

Title: Princes Gambit (Captive Prince #2) Author: C. S. Pacat Publisher: Berkley Release Date: January 28, 2014 (originally self-published in 2012) Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 343 Reviewed by: Lenalena Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master Prince Laurent must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of…
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A Seditious Affair (lenalena’s Review)

A Seditious Affair (lenalena’s Review)

Title: A Seditious Affair (Society of Gentlemen #2) Author: K.J. Charles Publisher: Loveswept Publishing Release Date: December 15, 2015 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 253 Reviewed by: lenalena Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars stars out of 5 Blurb: Silas Mason has no illusions about himself. He’s not lovable, or even likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, a Radical bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . .…
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Unnatural (Enlightenment #4)

Unnatural (Enlightenment #4)

Title: Unnatural (Enlightenment #4) Author: Joanna Chambers Publisher: Self Published Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition) Release Date: November 24, 2015 Genre(s): Historical, Regency Page Count: 230 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Captain Iain Sinclair. Perfect son, perfect soldier, hero of Waterloo. A man living a lie. The only person who really knows him is his childhood friend, scientist…
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Interview with Cecilia Tan, author of Daron’s Guitar Chronicles

Interview with Cecilia Tan, author of Daron’s Guitar Chronicles

Lenalena: Thank you for agreeing to this interview, Cecilia. For the people that have wandered in here not knowing anything about Daron’s Guitar Chronicles, can you say a few things about how the chronicles came to be? Cecilia Tan: I started writing Daron’s Guitar Chronicles when I was a teenager and didn’t know much about love, romance, or writing. Yet. Now I know a lot more and it all comes out…
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Daron’s Guitar Chronicles # 8

Daron’s Guitar Chronicles # 8

Title: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Volume 8 Author: Cecilia Tan Publisher: Self Published Release Date: November 10, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 258 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: As the calendar moves from 1990 to 1991, Daron Marks is trying to stay true to his heart. But life is tough when you’re a talented musician whose life is controlled…
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Blue on Black

Blue on Black

Title: Blue on Black Author: Carole Cummings Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: June 16, 2015 Genre(s): Fantasy, Steampunk Buy link: Amazon.com Page Count: 380 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Kimolijah Adani—Class 2 gridTech, beloved brother, most promising student the Academy’s ever had the privilege of calling their own, genius mechanical gridstream engineer, brilliantly pioneering inventor… and dead man.…
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Cover Reveal: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles #8

Cover Reveal: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles #8

The year is 1990 and Daron Marks is trying to stay true to his heart. But life is tough when you’re a talented musician whose life is controlled by gigantic mega-corporations. Daron is trying hard not to think about that, though, when he invites Ziggy to spend Christmas with Daron’s chosen family: his mentor Remo and the guys from the band Nomad. Ziggy’s career is taking off at rocket speed;…
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Daron’s Guitar Chronicles #7

Daron’s Guitar Chronicles #7

Title: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles, Volume 7 Author: Cecilia Tan Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: August 4, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 421 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: Ziggy went to India. Daron traveled the world. Is the music business ready for what happens when they meet again? When last we saw guitar prodigy Daron Marks, he was on a…
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Daron’s Guitar Chronicles #6

Daron’s Guitar Chronicles #6

Title: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Volume 6 Author: Cecilia Tan Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: December 29, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 553 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: After the tumultuous events at the end of the tour in 1989 leave Daron and the band reeling, it’s time to get off the road for a while. When an opportunity to…
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Blood and Circuses (The Administration #8)

Blood and Circuses (The Administration #8)

Title: Blood and Circuses (The Administration #8) Author: Manna Francis Publisher: Casperian Books Buy link: Amazon.com Release Date: July 1 2015 Genre(s): Science Fiction (Dystopian) Page Count: 290 pp Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s set to be a busy autumn in New London and beyond. With the ripples of the revolt still running through the European Administration,…
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Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, Book 1 and 2

Champion of the Scarlet Wolf, Book 1 and 2

Title: Champion of the Scarlet Wolf Author: Ginn Hale Publisher: Blind Eye Books Release Date: October 7th 2014 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 1022 pages for book 1+2 Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Five years after abandoning the Sagrada Acedemy (Lord of the White Hell universe), Elezar Grunito has become infamous in the sanctified circles of noble dueling rings…
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The Reluctant Berserker

The Reluctant Berserker

Publication Date: February 25 2014 Title: The Reluctant Berserker Author: Alex Beecroft Cover Artist: Kanaxa Publisher: Self Published Buy Link: Amazon.com Publisher Genre: Historical Length: Novel (347pages) Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by LenaLena Review Summary: Wonderfully rich historical novel that rubbed me the wrong way at the end. THIS REVIEW CONTAINS WHAT SOME MAY CONSIDER TO BE SPOILERS
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