The Infection by Donna Steele

The Infection by Donna Steele
The Melting Book 1
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (132 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Every action has a consequence, but not every consequence can be known ahead of time.

The political subplot caught me by surprise. I knew this was a serial when I began reading it, but I wasn’t expecting to be nearly as interested in how a society decides who is and isn’t valuable when the human race is threatened with extinction as I was in the deadly virus.The foundation has been set for a great series. I’m looking forward to seeing what the author does in book two.

David and Amanda definitely have chemistry, but their relationship heated up way too quickly. I don’t have a problem with characters becoming intimate early on in their relationship. There is a big difference between being wildly attracted to someone and believing that they’d make a good life partner, though, so it would have been helpful had they been more aware of which one they were actually feeling as they got to know one another.

The premise of this novella caught my attention immediately. I’ve always liked stories about pandemics. The unique twist on this one intrigued me even more since there was a recent real-life case of an ancient virus being discovered in melting permafrost. It’s such a scary scenario! By far the most interesting scenes involved Amanda’s race to figure out how – or if – she can stop this one before it’s too late. Every time she uncovered another clue I had no choice but to keep reading until I knew what she’d do with it.

I’d recommend The Melting Book 1, The Infection to anyone who enjoys the medical side of science fiction.

Wraith’s Heart by Donna Steele

Wraith’s Heart by Donna Steele
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press
Genre: Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (187 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Daisy

When Gail Duncan finds herself in her home town with no memory and, unfortunately, dead, she’s a little confused. Deciding to stay close to Ryan Davis, the hunky detective investigating her murder she might as well help out on the case.

Ryan has other problems than this recent murder. He earned his honorable discharge but the past is still with him. He’s used to seeing things as black and white, so what’s helping him with his investigation, and why is his apartment no longer as lonely?

Together they work on the case and learn about one another, and what they can accomplish, in ways neither had ever dreamed.

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Ryan Davis is a physically fit, strapping man with the looks and the smarts, if not the mental and emotional stability. He uses acronyms for the medical and police spheres which work, even if ‘DB’ had me questioning myself until ‘Dead Body’ popped into my mind with a sneer at how long it took me to work it out (most the acronyms are easy and natural to deduce, or non-essential to plot). There is a believability in the depth of Ryan’s mental pain and a realism in the description of his home and working life. Nightmares plague him and sleep does not come easy.

Gail Duncan is the dead girl walking and it’s pounded home how beautiful she is and was, even in death. This doesn’t become over the top but persists in the reader’s mind. She’s the lost, loner kid done good and it doesn’t feel forced. She’s come over the hurdles with her scars and insecurities but more or less intact (minus being dead). Her thoughts are witty and to the point, if sometimes blunt, and both characters swear often – realistic for a murder inquiry and a dead person, I’m sure.

There are few issues with the text itself – the odd semicolon should be a comma and there is a missing comma here and there, a wrong word on the odd line, but for the most part the text doesn’t distract from the action.

The paranormal element is what makes this book a slight mystery. It is not fully explained and is left hanging which, I think, is a good take on the paranormal: after all, it’s the mystery which makes it interesting.

The only thing I had against this book was that sex scenes occurred between a ghost and a living human. They were treated with care and another may find them perfectly acceptable but they did make me feel a touch uncomfortable, particularly as the communication between both parties wasn’t great. The resolution of the novel may do much to atone for this in another reader’s eyes.

This isn’t a typical romance by any means but if you like the twists of criminal enquiries and the idea of a lusty guardian angel, this could be for you.

A Slower, Lower Leap by Lila Munro

A Slower, Lower Leap by Lila Munro
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press, LLC
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full length (199 pages)
Heat Level: hot
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fennel

When you’re the last man standing…

Not only was Logan Delaney the last of his siblings to remain unmarried and unsettled, his entire family believed he’d never find a wife. The baby of eight, he’s been dubbed an irresponsible player and told he’ll never amount to a hill of beans. And at one time, Logan may have been okay with those descriptions, but no more. On a quest to prove his worth, he’s spent the entire summer learning the family business, staying in at night, and saving his money. And if his family would stop meddling in his affairs and trying to dictate who he should and shouldn’t be seeing, he might just show them he’s found the one, Lizzy Jenkins.

And have a bad reputation to blame…

Elizabeth Jenkins had always known Logan Delaney existed, but he’d never so much as turned one glance her way until she handed him his butt on a silver platter in three sentences or less over the phone. After that it seemed at every turn there he was and the more she resisted the heat building between them, the bigger the fire got. Until his family interfered. And why wouldn’t they? Between Logan’s legacy and her baggage, they were a disaster in the making.

Can you be trusted with a fragile heart?

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Family is the thread running through Lila Munro’s A Slower, Lower Leap. From the superficial to the depths of a large loving family the threads, like silks in a tapestry, weave off in different directions and into different hues, including the betrayal of family, is also a big part of this complex tale.

Snaring a reader’s attention from the get-go is the aim of all writers and Ms. Munro managed to do that here. Only by the end of the first chapter her hero Logan left me cold and disilusioned. She certainly achieved what she set out to do, but perhaps not in the manner she intended.Logan is beginning to fight his all-out loser reputation of someone who is full of resentment, not prepared to listen to advice and resents his family’s attempt to help him clean up his act. Only the fact that I agreed to review A Slower, Lower Leap persuaded me to continue. If this seems harsh, it is not meant to be. Every reader is different, and all reviews are nothing more than a personal opinion at that moment in time. So I read on and I’m glad I did. Seeing Logan through Lizzie’s eyes redeemed him to me a lot, and soon I was rooting for him too.

Ms. Munro has opted to set A Slower, Lower Leap around a special needs little boy, and it is a joy to see how Lizzie and Logan face the hoops of ‘growing up and maturing’ that she puts them through.

Yes, there are some editing issues of wrong words and typos but the strength of the author’s writing allowed me to overlook those and immerse myself in the story. The settings are strong, and for the most past the writing is fluid. The emotional impact is breath-taking and carried me to the end of the story.

The final conflict of all the characters is flagged early in the tale and well drawn out, culminating in a dramatic finale.

Ms. Munro’s A Slower, Lower Leap is not an easy or smooth read, but it catches at your heartstrings and doesn’t let go. Her heroine, Lizzie has a complex background with strings attached. Strings she can’t share with anyone if she wants to keep the one person that makes her life worthwhile. And yet family, in all its complex shades, is an integral part of Ms. Munro’s story and make for a long list of cast members.

For readers who enjoy family orientated romance, this is a book worth serious consideration.

Military Brats: After Burn by Sherry D. Ficklin

Military Brats: After Burn by Sherry D. Ficklin
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery, Young Adult
Length: Full Length (253 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3.5 books
Reviewed by Poinsettia

Reece Barnet and her father have just relocated to sunny North Carolina, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to be exact. It’s another new town and another new school. To make matters worse, just as Reece is starting to fit in a rash of bomb threats rocks her father’s experimental aircraft squadron. When the authorities track the threats to Reece’s school, she decides to do some investigating of her own. Unfortunately, the more Reece digs, the more it looks like her new boyfriend might be the culprit.

When Reece’s father is nearly killed, it becomes a race against time as Reece fights to protect her father, clear her boyfriend, and discover the surprising truth of the person behind it all.

Adults really ought to take teenagers more seriously…

Ms. Ficklin opened the story with a very effective nightmare sequence that immediately gave me insight into Reece’s character. In only a couple pages, I learned that her mother had died recently, about the problems at her old school, and how well Reece handles a crisis. By the end of the first chapter, I truly cared about Reece and wanted to know how her story was going to end.

Reece is exactly the kind of girl I’d want for a friend. She’s loyal and willing to come to the aid of those she cares about. She’s also mature enough to do the right thing in a tough situation. When she learns that the adults on the base aren’t taking the bomb threats seriously because they most likely came from a teenager, Reece doesn’t hesitate to investigate on her own. While this probably wasn’t the smartest course of action, I admired Reece’s spirit. While Reece investigates the bomb threats, she’s still a teenager with normal problems concerning boys, friends, and just trying to survive high school. These everyday problems balanced out the larger concern of the bomb threats and gave the story and Reece a more realistic feel. Many times, it has been found that untrustworthy payment methods cheat the customer. cheap viagra generic It is also the first sidewinder gaming mouse having a wireless connection. viagra pills without prescription best price for levitra These facet joints become inflamed with progressive joint degeneration. With powerful ability to self-repair and self-rectify, inherent immune system can protect our body from being affected by andropause have this storefront on sale now cialis pills canada a satisfactory stream of blood to the pelvic area while this is a vasodilator.

Greg and Paul are the romantic interests in the story. Greg is the classic popular football player while Paul is the good looking academic type. The love triangle between Reece, Greg, and Paul was very well done in the beginning. Ms. Ficklin did such a good job of presenting the positive qualities of both boys that Reece’s inability to decide between the two was completely believable. However, certain events in the story clued me in on who Reece would end up with before she actually made her choice.

The only thing that kept me giving the book a higher rating was that I found the mystery to be predictable concerning the plot and the character behind the threats. The clues to the mystery were extremely easy to follow, and I had it figured out way before the climax. When the mystery was finally solved, it didn’t make much of an impact. I would have liked the story more if the mystery had been a little more difficult to unravel and if a more unlikely character had been the culprit behind the threats.

One of the things I liked most about After Burn was the fact that Reece had friends outside of her love triangle that made for entertaining secondary characters. Derek and Kayla have a flair for the dramatic and befriend Reece on her first day of school. When Reece’s love triangle between Paul and Greg heats up, it would have been easy for Reece to forget about her other friends, but I was very glad that she still made time to nurture her other relationships.

Military Brats: After Burn is definitely a good read. Anyone who enjoys a sweet romantic suspense and a spunky character like Reece should pick up a copy today.