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Mini Review of The Wright Brothers Series by Christina C. Jones

The Wright Brothers series is a contemporary romance series following three brothers finding their true love. I’m not sure why it has taken me this long to read a book by Christina C. Jones. I realize now that I have been missing out on the good stuff.

I listened to the audiobooks of the whole series and it was a treat. I love the characters in these books.

Book One is Getting Schooled

Getting Schooled is the story of Reese and Jason. These two didn’t start off well but slowly start following their attraction for each other. Reese was making it hard for Jason to break through her hard demeanor and she was rude to him. I like that he didn’t give up. The story was paced very well as well as the development of the characters. I was invested in this story, plot and characters all the way till the end.

This was a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read for me.

Book Two is Pulling Doubles

Pulling Doubles is the story about Devyn and Joseph. Joseph is a doctor and Devyn is a Nurse Practitioner. These two didn’t start off that well either because it seemed like Joseph was picking on Devyn. He was just trying to fight his attraction to her and the same goes for her. These two have past relationships were the other person can’t take no for an answer. I loved the way Joseph and Devyn handled the situation and how it brought them together.

This was a ⭐⭐⭐⭐ read for me.

Book Three is Bending The Rules

Bending The Rules is the story about Toni and Justin. These are two best friends who lost their way and it hurt their friendship. When Toni comes back into town, Justin is hell bent on repairing their friendship. I loved the way it went from repairing a friendship into securing a relationship. Toni didn’t make it easy for Justin, but once they talked through it and found the main reason for why things happened the way it did, their love shined through. I like the misunderstanding between two people trope and the journey on how it cleared up. This one is my favorite out of the three books.

This was a ⭐⭐⭐⭐ read for me.

Have you read the Wright Brothers series? If not, have you read any books by Christina C. Jones? Let me know in the comments.

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Spotlight of Pride of Ashna by Emmanuel M. Arriaga

Pride of Ashna

Foundra Book 2

by Emmanuel M Arriaga

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera

In the Outer Rim, a lawless region of space filled with violence, a young girl vows vengeance against the marauding pirate bands who brutally murdered her family.

After enlisting with the zealous matriarchal Ashna Maidens who attempt to police the Outer Rim, Serah’Elax quickly becomes a powerful weapon.

Meanwhile, a ruthless pirate band has taken over a cruise ship deep within Alliance space. They run into unexpected trouble when they encounter a few members of the highly trained force of military specialists known as the Founder’s Elites, who happened to be vacationing on the vessel. Disturbed by the boldness of the pirates, the Alliance tasks the rest of the Founder’s Elites with dealing a powerful blow to the marauders, who normally operate in the Outer Rim, once and for all. However, they quickly discover that things in the Outer Rim are not as expected.

The young warrior and Founder’s Elites must come together to face an extradimensional threat left over from the Rift War that seeks to turn the last bastion of safety in the Outer Rim into something that could threaten the entire Twin Galaxies. Will the new allies have the cunning necessary to defeat this insidious threat or will it tear the Ashna Maidens apart from the inside?

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Foundra

Foundra Book 1

The Huzien Empire has existed for 80 millennia and a powerful invisible force known as the enesmic permeates every aspect of the Twin Galaxy.

Neven is an engineer working for the pinnacle of scientific achievement known as the MinSci on the Huzien homeworld of Thae. His genius draws the attention of one of the immortal Founders and he finds himself drafted into the military as part of an elite group of special forces known as the Founder’s Elites. Not given much time to adjust, his team is called to investigate stories of otherworldly creatures attacking fringe colony worlds.

Soahc is the most powerful wielder of the enesmic in the Twin Galaxy, he’s also incredibly cocky. That is until he senses a powerful shifting in the enesmic that he can’t explain. Terrified that something is horribly wrong, Soahc leaves his comfortable planet and hitches a ride with Neven and the Founder’s Elites as they investigate the carnage on the fringes of the empire.

Neven, Soahc and their allies discover something ancient from another plane of existence. Something that exposes the fragility of their galactic empire as they fight to survive annihilation from enesmic beings.



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“Well written, ambitious sci-fi epic.”
“An entire space saga you won’t want to put down.”
“Amazing characters, exciting new world, incredible writing.”
“If you love reading about galactic empires, get your hands on this book.”
“An elaborately fun sci fi story.”

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Emmanuel M. Arriaga grew up in the inner city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From a young age, he was obsessed with fantasy and science fiction. Breaking the shackles of a low-income life, Emmanuel developed an interest in science, technology and engineering. He went on to graduate from Pennsylvania State University with a Master’s in Information Science.

For almost a decade, Emmanuel has sought to share his vivid imagination with the world, learning the art of story crafting and eventually becoming an award-winning author. With a love for travel, gadgets and volunteering, Emmanuel is enjoying life and helping others.

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Sneak Peek of Harvest Wishes by Jessica Anne Renwick

They hit the end of the path, where the trees receded and a beach sprawled out in front of them. The sun, now dipping behind the mountain on the other side of the lake, cast an orange glow across the valley. A familiar dock stretched out onto the still water, faded with years of wear.

They were quiet for a moment, Madison reveling in the beautiful evening. She edged closer to Dylan’s side, and he put his arm around her. Her chest warmed at his touch. It felt as if nothing had happened between them. No emotional teenage break-up, no decade apart.

No, something has changed. Their dynamic had shifted. The old spark and comfort were there, but the awkwardness and unsureness of youth had disappeared. He stood next to her as a man. A good man, with no hint of anger threatening to strike out at a moment’s notice.

She tilted her head to glance up at him, noting the lines on his face as he gazed at the water.

“Dylan?”

He looked down at her. “What’s up?”

“This is nice. Like, really nice.” She bit her lip, unsure of what to say. “And I had such a great day with you—” Just tell him. Pull up your big girl pants, Madison. For once. “Are we starting something here?”

His lips twitched with a smile, his voice husky. “Do you want to start something?”

Harvest Wishes

Starlight Inn Book 1

by Jessica Anne Renwick

Genre: Sweet Romance

When sparks fly, will they relight an old flame or leave her life in ashes?

A failed marriage. No job. A looming court date to face her abusive ex-husband. Worst of all, she’s had to move back in with her parents. But just when Madison Talbot thinks things can’t get any worse, she bumps into her high school sweetheart—literally. Romance is the last thing Madison needs, especially with the man who once left her high and dry—so she keeps telling herself.

Dylan Stewart returned to Cedar Lake to be with his family after an unimaginable tragedy and is set on staying for good. When Madison moves back to town, he’s got one more reason to make his work-from-home arrangement stick. As the guy who broke her heart first, can he help her see him in a new light?

After reconnecting over festival planning at the Starlight Inn, old feelings between them spark to a flame. But between family meddling and the wounds from Madison’s traumatic past, the ties between them soon begin to unravel.

Can these two learn to face the world together, or are they doomed to repeat their past mistakes?

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Book Review: Perilous Star by Alyssa Markins

Title: Perilous Star

Author: Alyssa Markins

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publication Date: 4/27/21

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The zodiacs are real.

But she never imagined the darkness dwelling among the stars.

When twenty-one-year-old Kaeli discovers she can control fire, it costs her everything. Abandoned, she meets the last person she ever would have expected– the zodiac, Leo. Intrigued by his offer to leave her painful world behind, Kaeli follows Leo to the Celestial Realm, where she and eleven other human recruits begin training to become the next zodiacs.

The Celestial Realm is both fascinating and daunting, with its dangerous terrains, fantastical creatures, and the enigmatic zodiacs themselves. As Kaeli navigates this newfound world, she stumbles upon a mysterious door hiding a dark secret– one the zodiacs won’t tell her about. Unable to resist the pull of the shadows, Kaeli finds herself desperately trying to stop an ancient power hell bent on destroying the zodiacs and dooming Earth.

My Thoughts

Perilous Star is a fantasy book that takes a different approach to the Zodiac signs. This is an action- packed book that follows Kaeli, a young woman who has learned to control her abilities of fire. Since she has lost her family her need to stay under the radar is important until she meets Leo. He convinces her to come to a new realm, a Celestial Realm, to learn more about her abilities and to help in saving the world. Kaeli doesn’t realize there is more than just the zodiacs and harnessing power to save everyone, there is another dark power that is trying to destroy everyone and everything.

This book seemed to have a race against time theme to it. It made me look at the zodiac signs and meanings in a different way. It had action, drama and a hint of attraction between Lukka and Kaeli. I really liked Lukka, but he could be a hot head at times. Kaeli’s fight against the dark power made the book more interesting. The supporting characters were interesting but there were none that I connected to and this could be because there were a lot of characters to keep up with. Some of the twists were easy to pick out but didn’t take away from the experience of the book. The worldbuilding was done well in the book. The descriptions of setting, creatures and action made it worth reading.

If you like fantasy with unique characters and action then this is the book for you. I am curious to see where the trilogy goes.

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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐