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Reviews of independently published and self-published e-books. Check back often to see what we’ve uncovered! Interested in reviewing? Contact us at publiclibrariesonline@gmail.com.

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Review – Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

New York Times best selling New Adult specialist, Colleen Hoover, started her career in the overcrowded self published indie market with standalone, Slammed, successfully moving onto a contract with Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster. She completed, Never Never, a three part series under name brand, Hoover Ink, available at Amazon Digital Services. Part speculative fiction, romantic suspense and women’s read, the novellas reveal harrowing relations between twenty something students, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood. Breezing through part one (159 pages,) Hoover establishes that two straight protagonists really really share love. Sexting, cheating, and raunchy sex tapes prove their meaningful connection.

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Review- Masque by W.R. Gingell

Masked balls, swarthy werewolves, and inquisitive lords and ladies inspire Masque, a genre blending fantasy, mystery and tale of romantic suspense. Author W.R. Gingell, produced the second volume for a Two Monarchies series, featuring political intrigues, underhanded spies, and duplicitous lies.

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Review – Beautiful Sacrifice (Maddox Series, Volume 3) by Jamie McGuire

Popular New Adult author, Jamie McGuire’s third volume in the Taylor Maddox series, Beautiful Sacrifice, explores family secrets and estrangements; true love, relationships and forgiveness set in small town Colorado.

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Review – Just Say When by Kaylee Ryan

Author Kaylee Ryan mixes girl crushes, first apartments, training bros, final exams, late brunches, new jobs, and former marines into her potent self-published cocktail “Just Say When.” The book uses ultra short chapters to unfold its narrative structure, taking 46 mini bites with alternating points of view from protagonists Ava Mae and Nate.

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Review – All I Ever Need Is You (The Sullivans – Book 14)

Architect Adam is the hot, eligible playboy in town. He’s known for having new eye candy on his arm at each event he attends – and he’s definitely not looking for anything serious. But it isn’t until he meets gorgeous and successful wedding planner Kerry that he understands what he’s missing in a long term relationship.

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Review– Silent Scream: An Edge of Your Seat Serial Killer Thriller

Detective Kim Stone has a track record for solving tough cases. When dead bodies start mysteriously cropping up one after another, she digs up a secret from an abandoned girl’s orphanage that someone would prefer to keep buried. But who could be the killer? The local, well-known priest? The handyman who cares for his disabled daughter?

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Book Review – Losing It by Cora Carmack

Losing It by Cora Carmack Final year of college and Bliss Edwards  a) doesn’t know what she really wants to do with her life, b) is just sort of sliding through by studying hard and being a “good girl”, c) has two really great friends who not only push her boundaries but support her and […]

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Book Review – Permafrost by Peter Robertson

Editor’s Note:  This is the first in a new series of reviews of independently published books. We are aiming to provide reviews of independently published books and e-books that your patrons might enjoy. Check back often to see what we’ve uncovered! Interested in reviewing? Contact us here. Book Review  – Permafrost by Peter Robertson Behind the […]