Review: A Study in Charlotte

By: Brittany Cavallaro

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Teenager James Watson, direct decedent of that Dr. John H. Watson, ends up in the same boarding school as Charlotte Holmes. She also happens to be the latest generation, but of Sherlock Holmes’ family line. They are nothing to each other, yet, they still end up tangled together in a murder investigation that is far more complex, and life-threatening, than it first appears as not one but three of the old Holmes and Watson adventure are mocked while lives are threatened.

Trigger Warnings:

Blood, Bullying, Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Drug Use (Prescription), Food, Gambling (underage), Gun Violence, Mental Illness, Murder, Non-Consensual Sex, Non-Consensual Touching, Off Screen Sex, Physical Abuse, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Purple Prose, Rape (mentioned, off-screen), Self-Injury, Sexism, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Toxic Masculinity, Unsafe Lifestyle, Unsafe Sex, Violence, Violent Imagery

Body Count: 2

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Review: Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance Book 1)

By: Peggy L Henderson

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Amiee Donovan is a nurse and avid hiker that finds herself 200 years in the past, thanks to the magical interference of one Mr. Osborne. Thankfully, not long after a rather angry bear helps Amiee take a header off a small cliff in Old Yellowstone, Daniel and his brother happen upon her. And then Amiee’s adventure truly begins!

Trigger Warnings:

Ableism, Bastardization of Culture, Bastardization of Mythology, Blood, Death, Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Drug Use (Prescription), Food, Gun Violence, Infidelity, Murder, Non-Consensual Sex (attempted) Non-Consensual Touching, Off Screen Infidelity, Off Screen Sex, Plot Holes the Size of a Canadian Province, Racism, Sexism, Sexual Assault (mentioned), Sexual Situations, Systemic Racism, Time Period Accurate Racism, Toxic Masculinity, Unsafe Lifestyle, Unsafe Sex, Violence, Violent Imagery

Body Count: 3

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Review: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

By: Malala Yousafzai

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Malala Yousafzai is known the world over as being the youngest winner of the Noble Peace Prize. Someone attempted to assassinate her because she stood up for the right of her people, male and female alike, to be educated. She survived and is a strong voice against those who would rather see the ignorant remain the majority.

Trigger Warnings:

Animal Death, Anti Semitism, Blood, Childbirth (mentioned), Death, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Islamophobia (mentioned), Murder, Police Brutality, Pregnancy (mentioned), Racism, Sexism, Suicide, Systemic Racism, Terrorism, Toxic Masculinity, Violence, Violent Imagery, War

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Review: A Berry Deadly Welcome

By A. R. Winters

Available on: Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Kylie Berry moves to Camden Falls, Kentucky to get away from her no-good, dirty, rotten, cheater of an ex-husband. She’s offered a job at her cousin’s cafe and jumps at the chance. Unfortunately for her, she now owns the cafe and a reputation for being a harlot thanks to her ex-husband’s harridan aunt Dorothy. Things don’t get any better when her admittedly terrible cooking apparently kills her new cook! Life in the tiny town of Camden Falls looks to be trying to take Kylie out at the knees before she can even fully stand up.

Trigger Warnings:

Bullying, Death, Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Emotional Abuse, Food, Gun Violence, Infidelity, Murder, Off Screen Infidelity, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Violence

Body Count: 1

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Review: The Housewife Assassin's Handbook

By Josie Brown

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Donna and Carl have three beautiful kids together. Donna strives to be a good mom, which is a little complicated when she’s a professional assassin for Acme.

Trigger Warnings:

Bullying (Adult), Bullying (Child), Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Drug Use (Prescription), Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Infidelity, Murder, Non-Consensual Touching, Off Screen Infidelity, Off Screen Sex, On Screen Infidelity, On Screen Sex, Sex, Smut, Toxic Masculinity, Unsafe Lifestyle, Unsafe Sex, Violence, Violent Imagery, War

Body Count: Lost count, honestly.

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Review: Soulbound-Return of the Elves, Book 1

By: Bethany Adams

Available on: Amazon and Audible.

Overview:

Blurb: After her mother’s death, Arlyn goes to find her father-on the other side of the Veil between our world and Moranaia. Her father is an elf lord, her cell phone is broken, and all of the Ren Faire garb she brought has her sticking out like a sore thumb. And that’s all before she accidentally meets her soulmate.

Trigger Warnings:

Ableism, Bastardization of Mythology, Blood, Bullying, Child Abuse, Death, Food, Gore, Infidelity, Murder, Off Screen Infidelity, Off Screen Sex, Physical Abuse, Plot Holes the Size of a Canadian Province, Racism, Sexism, Sex, Toxic Masculinity, Unsafe Sex, Violence, Violent Imagery, War

Body Count: 3

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Review: The Beauty of Bucharest, A Clean Up Crew Thriller, Book 1

By S. J. Varengo

Available on: Amazon.

Read as part of the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Overview:

Blurb: Dan Porter knows his wife Nicole is the love of his life. He knows that as sure as he knows that he has no idea who the dead body in the trunk of his car is, or how he got there. Now, Dan gets to learn all about the business side of his beloved wife and put some stamps in his passport while he does so!

Trigger Warnings:

Blood, Bullying, Child Abuse, Child Prostitution, Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Drug Use (Prescription), Emotional Abuse, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Mental Abuse, Mental Illness, Murder, Non-Consensual Sex, Non-Consensual Touching, Off Screen Sex, Physical Abuse,Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault (mentioned), Slavery, Unsafe Lifestyle, Unsafe Sex, Violence, Violent Imagery,

Body Count: SO MANY

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Review: Bad Karma, The Criminally Insane Series Book 1

By Douglas Clegg

Available on: Amazon, Audible, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

Read as part of the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge.

Overview:

Blurb: On vacation with his family, Trey Campbell has to deal with trouble from his work at Darden State Hospital for Criminal Justice that follows him not only home but on vacation with more than slightly bloody results.

Trigger Warnings:

Ableism, Blood, Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Drug Use (Prescription), Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Mental Illness, Murder, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts, Suicide, Unsafe Lifestyle, Unsafe Sex, Violence, Violent Imagery, Vore

Body Count:

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Review: Assassin’s Gift Book 1

Ian C.P. Irvine

Available on: Amazon

Read as part of the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Overview:

Blurb: There’s an assassin named Salvador that is one of the top killers for hire in the world. After seeding what they think might have been the Loch Ness Monster, Salvador finds out that there are stranger things out there than Nessie and, after meeting a monk with an odd ability, not all gifts can be given back.

Trigger Warnings:

Alcohol, Blood, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Unsafe Lifestyle, Violence, Violent Imagery

Body Count: High

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Review: The Atlantis Gene, A Thriller

By A.G. Riddle

Available on: Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Read as part of the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge.

Overview:

Blurb: I literally can’t sum up this bananas book without using the phrase “bizarrely entertaining” and “action packed but mildly confusing”. I think it was about a doctor lady and her new secret agent dude friend trying to rescue some kidnapped literally autistic human test subject kids from a global terrorist organization made of Atlantis-descended people and their followers. And there are Nazi, but like, actual World War II Nazis; not the modern day neo-Nazi assholes. Just somewhat regular, trapped in a time dilation field and/or stasis pod Nazis.

Trigger Warnings:

Ableism, Anti Semitism, Badly Written Women, Bastardization of Culture, Bastardization of Mythology, Blood, Bullying, Child Abuse, Child Abandonment, Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Drug Use (Prescription), Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Mental Abuse, Mental Illness, Miscarriage, Murder, Off Screen Sex, Physical Abuse, Plot Holes the Size of a Canadian Province, Poor Coping Mechanisms, Racism, Sexism, Toxic Masculinity, Violence, Violent Imagery, War

Body Count: Oodles. Literally a lot.

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