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Book Review of Blue Out by Miranda Storm

Title: Blue Out

Author Name: Miranda Storm

Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy

About The Book

“Welcome to Ararat, the verdant, hostile home of the Elites.”

The year is 242 Post Inundationem. Global flooding has submerged most of the Earth’s former landmass in water. The Masses struggle to survive on the low-lying plains, while the Elites party on the heights.

When sixteen-year old Naya DeLora is recruited into Eden Academy, the prestigious school for the Elites, to become their new swim champion, she seems to have struck gold. But life on Ararat Heights is not what it seems. And Naya has a secret. One that could save her life—or cost her everything.

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My Review

I started reading Blue Out not knowing what to expect. I’m glad I did because the characters and worldbuilding made this book worth the read. I haven’t read a lot of science fiction fantasy, but this one would be on my top shelf.

The book centers around, Naya a sixteen-year-old girl living with her mother until she is recruited to join an elite academy school and become their top swimmer. She is placed with a foster family, The Queens, who are a prominent family in Ararat Heights. This seems like a chance of a lifetime, but she is wondering if she can live up to everyone’s expectations. Naya doesn’t want to forget where she comes from, the FRS, especially since her mother still lives there. After getting to Ararat Heights, she starts to learn a lot about herself and the people, known as the Elites.

This book shocked me with the bullying, drama, and deceitful characters. I went into the story believing it would be another romance book with Sci-fi and fantastical elements, but I was wrong. It had a competitive side with the swimming competition even though it seemed they were just competing against each other. It wasn’t a meet where there are outside academies coming in to compete against the Ararat Heights teams.

At one point I was focusing on Naya and the secret she didn’t know she was holding (I did figure it out ahead of time and was excited). She did adjust well to being with the Elites. I was also trying to figure out why Duke was so against Gillian, who had Duke riled up the whole book and wasn’t even trying to. I noticed there was a lot, Gillian wasn’t disclosing to Naya even though he knew what was going on. It is clear why he takes that stance later in the book. He is a likeable character because of always trying to do the right thing. Duke on the other hand had a darker side that took me by surprise.

Jessica was just a brat and didn’t like Naya getting attention. She was an irritating character, who consistently nagged Naya about being from the poorer side, the FRS. It was clear that most of the characters had secrets and were being dishonest, but the twists and turns that came from them were really entertaining to read.

Besides the main characters, the villains in this story were well written and hidden, which made it all the better once revealed. The authors did a great job with worldbuilding. The descriptions of Ararat Heights were easy to visualize and even more so once the action started especially toward the end of the book. The book does in with a cliffhanger that I hope is answered in the next book, Riptide. I will continue the series to find out what happens.

Overall, this was an entertaining book with the drama of high school, hint of romance, and unsuspected reveals. It was a nice introduction to the series.

*I appreciate the note from the four authors on how this book started.

**This book was provided by the authors for review purposes only.


Episode 63 Find Her by Chris Patchell

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Welcome to A Reader’s Book Corner!

In today’s episode we discuss Find Her by Chris Patchell, this is a thriller with mystery elements about Lacey, a Detective who answers a call for a robbery at a hardware store that turns out to be more than what she expected.

We discuss the book being in three parts, Lacey’s investigation taking her in another direction once the suspect kills himself in their interrogation room along with killing a cop, meeting two characters in part two that may be a connection in part three and how it may all come together.

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Spotlight of Realm of Darkness by Multiple Authors

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Creatures of the Night

by C.A. King

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Zoe spent her whole life training how to fight demons—how to kill them. Not once did that curriculum include falling in love with one. Now, she’s faced with a hard choice: betray one to save the other.

Will she side with the family and friends who have always been at her side, or trade it all for the romance she so deeply desires?

Odds are, no matter which path she follows, her heart won’t make it out unscathed.

I was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of my mother, father and husband within three years of each other; all to cancer. 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss I felt, left its mark on my psyche.

Depression takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real time.

To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn’t open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall. There didn’t need to be a reason or trigger.

People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world into which other people with similar problems could escape. I wanted to share the one place that had helped me for many years.

I have always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don’t ever let anyone tell you different.

I read books as well as write them and have visited the worlds many different authors have created. Those worlds not only make me feel better, but give me the strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes—I want them to know they are making a difference.

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Episode 62 Interview with Romance Author Danielle Allen

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Welcome to A Reader’s Book Corner!

In today’s episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Romance Author Danielle Allen. Danielle s a novelist, professor, and life coach. Living authentically has been the key to her living her best life. With a background in social sciences, helping people better understand themselves so they can become the best version of themselves is one of her passions. Writing contemporary romance novels that change the status quo of the genre is another.

We discuss her novel, Business Casual, the affects of employee/employer relationships and her talent with writing steamy scenes. Learn more about Danielle Allen and her books at and on social media.

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