Forgotten by Neven Carr Review – 5/5 Stars

Latest Review from Peachy Keen Book Reviews. Thank you Ashley!

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Title: Forgotten

Author: Neven Carr

Rating: 5/5

Forgotten is an indie suspense novel by author Neven Carr.  The cover of this novel perfectly captures the story as a whole and the synopsis of the book is as follows:

“A young boy is shot and one of the members of an elite gun clan takes his own life. The truth behind what happened lies only in those present, and in the forgotten memories of a seven-year-old child, Claudia Cabriati.

Fear and the bitter stench of death have haunted Claudia for much of her life, even now as a grown woman, along with odd dreams, puzzling cards and the bone-chilling sensation of being watched.

When a vaguely familiar woman possessing secret knowledge about Claudia’s family is murdered, it sets off a string of horrifying events including the brutal murder of a mysterious man and the shocking revelations of family skeletons better left…

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SIA Free and Bargain Book Event!

Free and bargain book event this Friday, you are all invited. Please tell your friends, family, the neighbours, the neighbours cat!

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This is my first time participating in a book promo with my friends over at Support Indie Authors, and I’m excited to share this post with you!

It’s time once again for a Support Indie Authors Free & Bargain Book event, previously known as the Book Blast. After a fantastic 2015, we’re looking forward to an even better 2016. Our first event of the year will be this Friday, April 1st and no, we are not fooling. We are offering more than 65 free and 99 cent books by more than forty talented authors. This year, you can find the books at events.supportindieauthors.com

Mark your calendars and save the pranks for later!

As is our tradition, we have asked each of the authors to participate in a short interview so you can better get to know them. Below are just some of the featured authors as well as links to read…

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For the Love of Blog: WordPress Friends Never Leave You

To all the WordPress lovers out there. Thanks Andy!

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I’ve had a number of revelations recently regarding blogging. After years of struggling to find what it’s all about and being blocked by the Great Firewall at every turn, things have accelerated like Road Runner after downing a super-sized coke in one go. Meep Meep!

Friends & Community

  • I love people visiting my website. It’s like the landline ringing or someone knocking on your door stopping by for a chat and a cup of tea.
  • I love visiting other people’s sites. Each place I go to has its own unique feel about it. It’s easy to appreciate the time and love that someone goes into creating their own site; the tinkering and readjusting until its right. I can now understand the time and effort that goes into a single post; the detail.
  • Blogging allows you to express yourself like no other medium. I have WP ‘Community’ and RSS lists. Together…

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Holy Library Lookbook

Wow! Check out these amazing libraries! Thank you Abbie xox

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Let’s celebrate this Holy day with a Holy Lookbook.
Here are some beautiful and inspirational libraries from
Holy locations all over the world.

Admont Abbey(Austria)

Familiar? I think Disney may have been inspired… 😉

Abbey library of Saint Gall(Switzerland)

A stunning and warm library. During a fire in 937, the Abbey was destroyed, but the library remained intact.

Waldsassen Abbey(Bavaria, Germany)

The intricate engraving work engulfing this library takes my breath away.

Westminster Abbey Library(United Kingdom)

The Library and Muniment Room houses the extensive and historic collections of books, manuscripts and archival material

Vorau Abbey Library(Austria)

There is something just absolutely magical about this library.

The Vatican Library (Rome)

Formally established in 1475, (although much older) it is one of the oldest libraries in the world and contains one of the most significant collections of historical texts. It currently has 75,000 codices from throughout history, 

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Day 42 of 90: Ignorant of the future #ASMSG #IARTG #IAN1 #SupportIndieAuthors #Inspiration

More great inspirational stuff from Riley Amos Westbook!

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Maybe this will just become a long term thing that I do every day, extended well beyond the ninety day period I originally intended. Who knows where this will lead to? Of course, it also might become something much more sporadic, and just be something that I keep notebooks full of. No one knows what will be.

I don’t know about you, but I like not knowing the future.

I think about how my books are written, where I always know what the end will be. It works, because I’m the God of my world, the one who controls all the chess pieces. If it weren’t for me, they wouldn’t move one single spot on the board, let alone conquer the worlds that they do.

You need to live everyday as if it were the last one on Earth. I don’t mean be stupid. Car surfing, while a fun past…

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Book Review: The Queen and the Dagger by Melanie Ansley

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A Fantasy Lover’s Delight.

This novella has it all.

A fantasy world so plausibly thought out, so vividly described, I could sense myself actually being there.

Protagonists and antagonists, clearly defined in their roles, where they [although animals] appear human-like in their behaviours, in their personal endeavours and in the way they combat their weaknesses.

A plot that is strong, emotional but succinct enough to move the story along, to the point that I [not a fantasy reader] am compelled to know what happens in the next book.

A must read.

5/5 stars.

Book Review: Catharsis by Noorilhuda

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A story with potential.

This novel centres on a police detective, Aurora Fox and her determined efforts in solving the mystery of the abduction of ten-year-old, Daniel Logan. Enters Maxwell Caine, an elderly stranger, who appears to know more about the case than expected. With Caine’s help, Aurora finds Daniel still alive but heavily traumatised by constant physical and sexual abuse. Aurora’s priority, now, is to uncover the mastermind of the operation.

Noorilhuda’s story line, I found not too bad. At times, I even wondered what would happen next. However, there were sections of unnecessary narrative [e.g. the overly detailed news reports], incorrect punctuation and grammatical errors.

What I had the most difficulty with were the characters, particularly the main character, Aurora Fox. I found her to be insufferably angry, rude and twisted. Yes, I do discover why she is like this, and it is a plausible reason. But a main character devoid of any redeeming qualities, I find unlikeable and difficult to relate with.

In fact, I found the entire book filled with too many angry, damaged characters, graphically abused children and sad, pathetic marriages. If there were any happy characters in the book, they had been swallowed by the misery of the others.
With a heavy story such as this, a little light-hearted balance gives the reader breathing space.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest, non-reciprocal review.

3/5 stars.