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AVR Weekly News ~ 174th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 174th Edition

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/avr-weekly-news-174th-edition.html
Review
4 Stars
Kindle Review
The Fall Of A Slayer - Scott Farrell

*Book source ~ Kindle Lending Library

 

Kayla Robbins is living in Tucson, Arizona in 1973 when she joins the ranks of Slayerhood. Not having any idea about monsters, it took her awhile to get clued in about her new reality, but once she accepted it she made excellent progress in her training. Until the day she goes up against one of the worst vampires to ever walk the Earth, John Chilling and is hurt so badly that her Watcher believes she’ll never slay again. But Kayla has other plans. After all, what’s the good of having slayer powers if not to heal herself?

 

Ever since I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2015, I’ve loved most things in the Buffyverse. I especially love finding stories about previous slayers. This is a great addition to the world of Slayers though it gets a bit confusing with the dreaming and the flashbacks. There’s no clear sense of time and that’s frustrating. Otherwise though, if you love the Buffyverse, then I recommend adding this tale to your repertoire.

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/kindle-review-fall-of-slayer.html
Review
4 Stars
My Holiday InD'tale Magazine Reviews #5
The Scent of Lilac: An Arrow's Flight Novella - Anna Faulk, Casey Hays

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Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-2016-holiday-indtale-magazine-reviews.html
Review
4 Stars
My Holiday InD'tale Magazine Reviews #4
The Dragon's Staircase (Kyndall Family Thrillers Book 1) - Everly Archard, McKenna Grey

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Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-2016-holiday-indtale-magazine-reviews.html
Review
4 Stars
My Holiday InD'tale Magazine Reviews #3
The Second Man - Emelle Gamble

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Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-2016-holiday-indtale-magazine-reviews.html
Review
4.5 Stars
My Holiday InD'tale Magazine Reviews #2
Tempting the Dryad: A Fada Novel  Book 3 (The Fada Shapeshifter Series) - Rebecca Rivard

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Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-2016-holiday-indtale-magazine-reviews.html
Review
4 Stars
My Holiday InD'tale Magazine Reviews #1
Death Thieves - Julie Wright

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Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/my-2016-holiday-indtale-magazine-reviews.html
Review
4 Stars
Monster Porn Monday #3
Pumped By A Pterodactyl: M/F Dinosaur Erotica (Dionna Does Dino Valley Book 1) - Verity Vixxen

*Book source ~ Free on Amazon

 

A rock climber who enjoys sex is offered a lucrative proposition. She agrees, signs the contracts and then gets so much more than she bargained for.

 

Despite the fact I frown on books that start late and end early (8% & 84% for this one) the writing is pretty good, the characters interesting and the plot creative, so it gets a decent rating from me. There’s not much to dislike about this one. I’m a little fuzzy on how the pterodactyl managed to fuck her six ways to Sunday while flying around and the logistics of such a big creature and a relatively small one managing to mate, but this is one is decently enough written that I wouldn’t mind reading more by this author.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/monster-porn-monday.html
Review
3 Stars
Monster Porn Monday #2
Ridden by the Griffin Prince - Tallia Ravejoy

*Book source ~ Free on Amazon

 

Emily is a virgin on a hiking excursion with a college group. She only went because her best friend, who makes fun of her virginity on a regular basis, begged her to come along. Her slutty friend gets it on with some dude in the group, so Emily wanders off. At night. In a foreign country that she doesn’t know. Yeah.

 

Not horribly written but I’m taking points off for Emily’s stupidity, gallons of cum and yet another hymen located deep in a vagina. In addition, the story starts at 11% and ends at 88%. Short changed yet again. Though the Griffin Prince isn’t short changed at all. He’s huge and yet does no damage to her virgin hole. Or throat. How convenient. Though this is the first time I’ve ever seen a sentence like this: “Cum bubbles foamed from my pussy.” Especially since the position she was in, there was no way she could have seen cum of any kind, bubbly or otherwise, foaming from her pussy. Excuse me, I must now bleach my brain of cummy foam visuals.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/monster-porn-monday.html
Review
1 Stars
Monster Porn Monday #1
Taken By Bigfoot At The Ranch (Bigfoot Erotica - Cryptozoological Romance - First Time Paranormal Monster Erotica - Erotic Horror) - Fifi De Desiree

*Book source ~ Free on Amazon

 

Poor little rich girl whose husband is gone all the time, gives her incredible gifts and leaves her on their massive ranch where they apparently have no one working for them.

 

Where do I start with this? The writing is horrible. I mean, seriously. There are crimes against grammar committed in this story that are heinous. Was it even edited? If it was then the editor needs to find another career. Because, damn. The most positive thing I can say about this is it’s incredibly short. As far as monster porn goes, a bigfoot makes an appearance at the end, but otherwise pffft. I cannot stress enough how horrible the writing is. It’s like a reading train wreck. No. Just, no.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/monster-porn-monday.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 172nd Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 172nd Edition

2016 is now 92% uploaded

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/avr-weekly-news-172nd-edition.html
Review
4.5 Stars
A humorous cozy
Death by Diploma (Chalkboard Outlines Book 1) - Kelley Kaye

 

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

 

Emma Lovett lands her very first teaching job in Pinewood, Colorado. The southern belle transplant embraces her new life with much enthusiasm until the morning she goes to work early and discovers the kindly janitor dead in the school office. Convinced the police detective is incompetent she and her new friend, fellow English teacher Leslie Parker start an investigation of their own. And they learn more about their students, colleagues, and community than they thought possible.

 

Emma is a great character! Sweet without being overly so, intelligent, and a bit of a scaredy cat who wants to be braver, she probably represents the majority of women out there. Her friend Leslie is always so well put together, fierce and outgoing that she makes a nice contrast to Emma. Other characters are, well, characters and add depth to the story. I was pretty sure I knew who the murderer was fairly close to the beginning of the story, but there were enough shenanigans going on that I wasn’t concrete about my conclusion. My only complaint is the use of “Ah” for “I” because Emma is from the South. The use was not consistent, switching back and forth sometimes in the same paragraph. Either stick with the accent or don’t. The resulting mishmash here was annoying. Overall though, there is more than just a murder mystery in this tale and it makes for a rich and satisfying read.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/death-by-diploma.html
#BookishResolutions Progress Report ~ November 2016

#BookishResolutions Progress Report ~ November 2016

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/bookishresolutions-progress-report.html
Review
4 Stars
NetGalley November
Far Far Away - Tom McNeal

*Book source ~ NetGalley

 

Jeremy Johnson Johnson of Never Better can hear voices and ever since he made the announcement as a child the townspeople have treated him like crap which got worse after his mother skipped town and his father became a recluse. But Jeremy usually doesn’t let it get him down. He has the ghost of Jacob Grimm as his companion and a goal to go away to college to keep him going. Until one day Ginger Boultinghouse turns her considerable charms on him and things go mostly downhill from there. With one of the Brothers Grimm by his side, do you think Jeremy has a happy ending?

 

This fairy tale retelling is a weird one to follow. Jeremy is kinda boring except for his ghost friend Jacob and his daring friend Ginger. But the tale is told from Jacob’s POV so it’s actually more interesting than it starts out. Jacob is supposed to be protecting Jeremy from someone or something called The Finder of Occasions. As the story is told, Jeremy goes about his fairly unremarkable life, trying to figure out a way to keep from getting evicted and the tension builds and builds and builds because this sinister-sounding Finder takes plenty of time (nearly the entire book!) to show up. The suspense was almost unbearable! I kept wondering when the shoe was going to drop. And when it does? Holy shit! Yeeeks! I can’t really go into detail without giving it away, so I’ll just say I was unsatisfied with the Finder’s part of the story. The why is left hanging. Or maybe I missed it. Not sure which. Anyway, this is still a decent read.

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/11/far-far-away.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 171st Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 171st Edition

 

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/11/avr-weekly-news-171st-edition.html
AVR Weekly News ~ 170th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 170th Edition

 

Source: http://imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/11/avr-weekly-news-170th-edition.html

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