Evil Things (Hella Mauzer) By Katja Ivar

Evil Things (Hella Mauzer) By Katja Ivar

Northern Finland, 1952, at the height of the Cold War with its neighbour the Soviet Union. A misunderstood, flawed, whip-smart Finnish woman police detective, while fighting against prejudice and political interference, investigates a murder on the Finno-Russian border.

But that is just the beginning of her involvement. In fact the locals have been the victims of a crime so evil it is beyond anything any of them could have ever imagined.

My Thoughts:

This book is the first book in the Hella Mauzer series, I actually read book two first which I preferred. This book was good to get the insight and back story of Hella. What it is to be like a woman police detective in Northern Finland in 1952. We go on a journey of Hella’s life and what she has to overcome. I like the way Hella is a strong but real woman she fights for what she thinks is right, I am looking forward to reading more in this series as it can only keep getting better and better.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Bitter lemon press for sending me a copy.

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Jasper Amazon Parrot Book One, A Rainforest Adventure By Sharon C.Williams

Jasper Amazon Parrot Book One, A Rainforest Adventure By Sharon C.Williams

Jasper is no ordinary parrot. 

He lives in the rainforest, which secrets he’s eager to explore. Jasper loves his home and his family, and he’s also in charge of his younger brother Willie – a responsibility Jasper takes very seriously.

When he meets Charlie – a spider monkey with a penchant for food and a laid back attitude – he realizes he’s in for an adventure he never thought possible.   Even if this means getting into danger and worrying his mother to no end.

Exploring the boundaries of the forest, Jasper understands that there is more to the world around him. Who are the strange new creatures that have come there? With Willie and Charlie by his side, he will soon find out.

My Thoughts:

This is the story of Jasper and his brother, who are parrots that live in the Amazon Rain forest. It was lovely to see the Jungle through the parrots eyes and to watch them grow. I think this book is very descriptive which I think is great for children, it is good for children to read by themselves or with an adult. I am not sure what age this book is aimed at but I would say some children might not know what some of the words mean like ruckus or late bloomer. But all in all I think it is a nice gentle read and an educational read as I found I was learning things about the Rainforest that I didn’t know. I look forward to reading book 2 to see what adventures Jasper and hos brother go on next.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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Kings and Daemons By Marcus Lee

Kings and Daemons By Marcus Lee

Over fifty years have passed since Daleth the seemingly immortal Witch-King and his army conquered the Ember Kingdom.
Now, with the once fertile lands and its enslaved people dying around him, the Witch-King, driven by his insatiable thirst for eternal youth, prepares his forces to march on the prosperous neighbouring Freestates. It will be the beginnings of a conquest that could destroy nations, bringing death and destruction on an unimaginable scale.
Then, when a peasant huntress whose rare gift was concealed from birth is exposed, it sets in motion a chain of events that could alter the destiny of generations to come.

My Thoughts:

This is not my usual read but I really wanted to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. It is a mysterious story of Dark Knights and a Witch-King which is dark at times but more than I could ever imagine the book to be. Lots of different characters, some I liked, some I didn’t like, but only because this was how they were portrayed in the story as characters that you are not suppose to like. But all in all the story is set around a conquest which involves love, hope and humour which was really unexpected. As this was book one I am now intrigued to read book 2. I did enjoy the story but as it is not my preferred genre I have given it 4/5 stars.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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Hearts Abroad: A Millionaire Single Dad Romance (Atlas Book 1) By Skye McNeil

Hearts Abroad: A Millionaire Single Dad Romance (Atlas Book 1) By Skye McNeil

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When a fun-loving American nanny turns a millionaire British single dad’s world upside down, it’s inevitable life is going to get complicated.

Taking a break from screenwriting in New York City, Londyn Bellerose takes a nannying job in Colorado to get away from the hubbub. A summer to live without regrets is all she wants. While her boss is British, gorgeous, and a millionaire, he has no clue how to have fun. Determined to mend the relationship between father and daughters, Londyn doesn’t expect to fall for the museum curator.

Londyn is American and everything Callum Archer swore to never fall for again. With her carefree spirit and energetic smile, she’s perfect to nanny Callum’s two daughters. The problem is she’s also perfect for him. She’s sassy, musical, and tends to speak her mind more than she means to.

When old history and new dreams threaten her happily ever after, will Londyn and Callum’s love survive?

My Thoughts:

I love getting a book that is the debut for the author which this one is. I am a big fan and look forward to book 2 in the series as it was really good. The writing flowed and the story line really worked. Sometimes it is hard to write about real life situations and be sensitive but Skye the author really handled them all very well indeed. The comedy is absolutely brilliant in it, ( I nearly snorted my tea out of my nose) and the characters are written well. I look forward to reading the next book.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hearts-Abroad-Millionaire-Single-Romance-ebook/

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hearts-Abroad-Atlas-Skye-McNeil