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Seven Threads: A Book of Short Stories by Jason Atkinson

Book Details:

Book Title: Seven Threads: A Book of Short Stories
Author: Jason Atkinson
Category: Adult Fiction, 151 pages
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: July 4 , 2017
Tour dates: July 10 to 28, 2017
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

In this collection of seven short stories from Jason Atkinson, follow a man accused of murder, a runaway girl on a train, a scientist at the heart of a government conspiracy, and more! Full of twists and turns, Seven Threads offers a selection of fast-paced stories full of heart and excitement.

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Jason Atkinson lives in the Midwest with his wife and son. With a love of writing, this is his 3rd book, but first book in the fiction category. Short stories are easy to digest, and yet, this book still provides all the joys for the long haul reader. Jason write for everyone in mind when creating this piece and hopes you will enjoy it as much as he did when writing it.

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Treasure, Darkly (Treasure Chronicles #1) by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Clark Treasure assumes the drink he stole off the captain is absinthe… until the chemicals in the liquid give him the ability to awaken the dead.

A great invention for creating perfect soldiers, yes, but Clark wants to live as a miner, not a slave to the army—or the deceased. On the run, Clark turns to his estranged, mining tycoon father for help. The Treasures welcome Clark with open arms, so he jumps at the chance to help them protect their ranch against Senator Horan, a man who hates anyone more powerful than he.

Sixteen-year-old Amethyst Treasure loathes the idea of spending the summer away from her bustling city life to rot on her father’s ranch, but when a handsome young man shows up claiming to be her secret half-brother, her curiosity is piqued. He’s clever, street smart, and has no qualms jumping into the brawl between the Treasures and Horans. Caught in the middle, Horan kidnaps Amethyst, and all she gets is this lousy bullet through her heart.

When Clark brings her back to life, however, the real action starts, and Amethyst joins him in his fight against the Horan clan—whatever the cost. Defeating the Horans may seem easy at first, but going up against men with the same fighting vengeance as Clark, and a Senator with power he’s obtained by brainwashing the masses?

Well, Amethyst’s boring summer at home has turned into an adventure on the run, chock full of intrigue, danger, love, and a mysterious boy named Clark.

 

My Review:  Again, this is another review that should have been posted a month ago.   This book was hella good, like once I started the book I could not put it down good.  I really enjoyed this world and while this world is kinda dark, intense and scary… I secretly want to be a part of it.

The writing is beautiful the character development is amazing and as most of you know that is what I often require to make me happy.  This book made me very happy.  From the moment, I turned on my kindle I knew this was a book that I think the author secretly wrote for me.  I mean she doesn’t know me or anything but she wrote it for me.   This book was so good.

This book had adventure, danger and a whole lot of fun.   I loved every single moment of this book, that even though I read it quite some time ago I still do not have a hard time recalling how fabulous this book is!

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of the book in exchange for review, as always the opinions are my own.

REVIEW: B.S., Incorporated by Jennifer Rock & Michael Voss

 

Summary: Business Solutions, Inc. is falling apart at the seams. While employees kill time stalking free snacks and filming porn in the HQ stairwells, the company’s co-CEOs bring in shadowy corporate consultants to shake up their business in ways even they don’t understand.

As the communications manager tasked with translating C-suite doublespeak, Will Evans is constantly torn between his blue-collar warehouse past and his white-collar future. When he is put in charge of rolling out a dubious strategy the consultants brand Optelligence, Will is thrust deep into a muddle of absurdity and responsibility he never expected.

Enter Anna Reed, corporate mercenary with heels as high as her ambition. To her, BSI is just a steppingstone to a better job at a smarter company. Demoted to Will’s team on her first day, she’s ready to steamroll anyone to get her career back on track.

When BSI is pushed to the brink of bankruptcy, Will hatches a covert plan that just might save them all. But he needs Anna’s cunning and courage to pull it off. Can Anna, the consummate job jumper, find a reason to go all-in on BSI? Or is she better off bailing and letting the company go down in flames?

My Review: This review should have been written months ago, guys this book is hilarious.   Anyone that has worked in corporate America will greatly appreciate this novel.   It has every type of “office worker” imaginable.  I laughed so hard in this book because this book felt real.   Even though Anna isn’t really my cup of tea (I mean those corporate ladder climbers are soooo annoying 😉 ) I liked her character a lot, she felt real.

Also the porn filming stuff was hilarious, I am really not sure what that says about me personally, even months later I am laughing at that scene.

Overall the book was well developed thoughtful and you really must read it if you have been in the corporate environment and have worked for a really bad company.    The characters are amazing and the plot makes you think.  This is a fantastic novel.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for review, as always the opinions are my own.

Beacon (Lantern #2) by Chess Desalls

 

Beacon (Lantern #2)
by Chess Desalls
Genre: YA Fantasy/Sci-fi
Release Date: January 9th 2017

Summary from Goodreads:

When Serah’s life in Havenbrim becomes unbearable, she accepts an apprenticeship with a celestial mechanic and glazier. Her master assigns her the task of opening a globe framed in copper. But the glass and seal are unbreakable. The solution to the puzzle traps Serah inside the globe, and transports her to a world where she longs for home.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Beacon Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes  
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EXCERPT
“Please address me as Machin,” said the man. He stood from the table. Through an archway at the opposite end of the room, a whooshing sound roared from a furnace. Flames inside it swelled to life. “Ah, right on time,” Machin murmured. “Follow me, Serah Kettel.”
She followed with timid footsteps as Machin hobbled to the furnace. Orange flame reflected off her face, warming her cheeks and nose. Machin wrapped a hand in a leather glove and reached into a bucket next to the furnace. He pulled out the largest set of cooking tongs she’d ever seen. Wedged between the ends of the tongs was a smooth, round object. The material was black and shiny.
“What kind of stone is it?” Before she could get a better look, Machin thrust the tongs and all into the mouth of the furnace.
“Not a stone, but a special form of tektite,” he said. “Or as I like to call it, Celestial Glass.”
Serah glanced up at the lanterns hanging from the ceiling and pointed. “Will it become one of those?”
Machin smiled. “Eventually.”
Serah nodded, pleased her interview seemed to be going well. She wasn’t sure what she’d expected. She’d had a vague understanding of Machin’s lamp making. He was better known for his work in the mechanical sciences. Young men and women from every corner of Havenbrim, a village in Llum sought to be his apprentice. But Machin took in only one apprentice at a time.
With Machin focused on the furnace, the room grew warmer and quieter.
Serah’s eyes glistened. “What is it that your apprentices do?”
“Tend the lanterns. They’ll need to be shined and polished.”
Solemnly, Serah bobbed her head toward a footstool set against the wall. The lanterns were the only items in the cottage that weren’t covered in dust. “Is that all?”
“And let me know if any of them burn out.” He pulled the tongs from the furnace.
Serah blinked. The dark material glowed orange. Machin brought the tongs close to his lips and blew across the glow. As the object cooled, it changed from orange to a clear shade of crystal. 
 
About the Author
Chess Desalls is the author of award-winning young adult fiction. Her nonfiction writing has been included in academic and industry publications, with a focus on law and technology. She’s also a contributing editor for WritersTalk, South Bay Writers’ monthly newsletter. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling and trying to stay in tune on her flute.

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