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Losing Logan by Sherry D. Ficklin, book review by Lexi Flint


Losing Logan  is another well written, touching and thought provoking novel by Sherry D. Ficklin. Losing Logan touches on many subjects that teens are faced with each day such as bullying, suicide, self esteem, teen pregnancy, sexuality and relationships without being preachy. These subjects are weaved seamlessly and subtly into the story. Losing Logan is a love story, a ghost story, a mystery. Losing Logan made me laugh, it made me cry. It made me remember how it feels to be young and in love and haunted by my dead boyfriend.

All of the characters are well written and fully flushed out. The emotions are raw and real and reverberate throughout the book.  I don’t want to give away any spoilers because I want you to experience this book for yourself. From page one you are immediately drawn into the world of Zoe and Logan as they try to solve  his murder and to figure out the ramifications of falling in love when only one of them is alive.  Losing Logan by Sherry D. Ficklin is a must read.

Losing Logan is set to be released May 2nd 2014 by Clean Teen Publishing.

Book Blurb

“What if the one thing you never meant to hold on to, is the one thing you can’t let go of?
Normally finding a hot guy in her bedroom wouldn’t irritate Zoe so badly, but finding her childhood friend Logan there is a big problem. Mostly because he’s dead.
As the only person he can make contact with, he talks Zoe into helping him put together the pieces surrounding his mysterious death so he can move on.
Thrust into his world of ultra popular rich kids, Zoe is out of her element and caught in the cross-hairs of Logan’s suspicious ex-girlfriend and the friends he left behind, each of whom had a reason to want him dead. The deeper they dig to find the truth, the closer Zoe gets to a killer who would do anything to protect his secrets. And that’s just the start of her problems because Zoe is falling for a dead guy”


Losing Logan by Sherry D. Ficklin                Sherry D. Ficklin


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Taste Me Deadly by Nikki Duncan, a book review by Lexi Flint


Taste Me Deadly, by Nikki Duncan , is book  five of the Sensory Op Series by the author. This is my first time reading a book by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. This book, being part of a series, had me feeling as if  I had missed something, although each book is supposed to stand alone. I could tell the author had prior knowledge of these characters and their relationship to each other but failed to let me in on the secret.  However, the action and heat  in this book started quickly and had me holding my breath until the very end.

Taste Me Deadly is the story of Greyson Craig and FBI agent Liam Burgess. Greyson has spent the last five years in witness protection while Liam has been saving himself for his lost love. Their relationship is as passionate as it is fragile. One wrong move on either of their parts could destroy not only their lives but the lives of everyone around them.  Taste Me Deadly has more than enough plot twists to keep you guessing who the real good and bad guys are.

Taste Me Deadly is a fast paced read that will leave you wanting more.  The story features a strong heroine and a sexy hero in a story I’d call romantic suspense. I do suggest that you read the Sensory Op books in order so that you have a better understanding of the supporting characters and their relationships to Greyson and Liam.  Taste Me Deadly jumps  right into the fire with scenes so hot you need to be careful you don’t get burned.  Taste Me Deadly is a a quick entertaining read . I wish it had  lasted just a few pages longer.  



Book Blurb

"Under the knife, under the gun…and under no illusion he’ll sacrifice everything for her.

Sensory Ops, Book 5

After five years in Witness Protection, Greycen Craig’s life of careful routine is upended when she learns her sister is the victim in a hit and run, hospitalized, unconscious, and needing a kidney only Grey can give.

Despite warnings that this “accident” is a ruse to draw her out into the open, Grey risks everything to race back to Miami—where she comes face to face with the one man she aches to trust.

FBI agent Liam Burgess thinks he’s prepared for the moment Grey walks into her sister’s hospital room. But the moment the woman who holds his heart appears, his tongue is almost too tied to remember to ask one burning question—why she disappeared in Las Vegas two years ago.

As Grey struggles with what to tell him—everything or nothing—the danger that drove her underground resurfaces, threatening everyone she loves. And the only safe place to run is the arms of the one man she can’t tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Warning: This title contains a hero who knows who he wants and isn’t afraid to fight for her and a heroine with secrets she fears hold the power to unravel all their dreams. "

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Spear of Seth by René Daniel a book review by Lexi Flint


First, let me apologize  to everyone for taking so long to read and review this book. I started reading SPEAR OF SETH at the end of February and it has taken me this long to finish it for two reason. One life stepped in and mangled my reading schedule, two this book was very difficult to get into. I accepted this assignment with high expectation. I adore books that weave history, mythology, and folk lore with a modern age adventure. Unfortunately I was disappointed. The premise of the story was very good. The writing however didn’t flow well and was very distracting. It felt as if English were a second language to the writer or as if the book was not translated well. 

The Spear of Seth mixes fantasy, legend, and adventure in what the author calls Fanlenture. This story does have all of those ingredients but it just didn’t live up to this readers expectations. The story flips flops back and forth between the two main characters announcing who is speak at the start of every chapter which I found very distracting. Had the characters  been more fleshed out their voices would have been more differentiated  and he wouldn’t have needed to announce who was speaking.

Our main characters  are Alex Khyan  a college student at Van Senmut College and Heather Van Senmut privileged daughter of the head of the college.  When Heather’s father is poisoned, she and Alex take off for Egypt in search of a cure in the Egyptian underworld. When the two characters are separated due to the machinations of Jonathan Stern, another student and archeologist from the college, it seems as if you are reading two different stories, two different adventures. Each of the main characters stories are interesting separately but would have been better had they been more interweaving of the story lines as both characters were working towards a common goal.  I found myself more interested in some of the secondary characters such as Miriam and Dr. Lermontoff who seemed more three dimensional that the main characters.

This book and writer do have great potential as he did pay great attention to detailing the various setting through which his character traveled.  I would be interested in reading the next book in the series. I get the feeling that the world has some serious trouble coming its way from Apep, the evil snake god of the underworld inadvertently released from his prison during Alex and Heather’s quest which could make for a very interesting story.

The author’s writing improved greatly as the story progressed.

I give this story a 2.5/5 on the Book Babe rating scale.


Spear of Seth


Book Blurb: “What will Alex Khyan do when he faces a world he thought existed only in dreams of an ancient civilization? Alex needs a summer job, and gets one. It is not what he is used to, since he will work as a translator at an archeological dig at the island of Elephantine in the Upper Egypt.  Little does he know what he is getting himself into. Enter Heather and her father, John Van Senmut, the archeologist in charge of the excavations. The dig is not just some dig; it is the ruins of the Temple of Osiris, which stands at the mythical place where Nile emerges from the Egyptian Underworld. When John Van Senmut, falls ill and physicians give up on him, his daughter decides to search the Temple for the cause of the disease and possibly a cure. Her quest leads her, and her unwilling helper Alex, into the Netherworld, which survived the Egyptian civilization by two thousand years. They negotiate its dangers, as well as dangers which come from their contemporaries. They have only one guide – the Book of Gates

Author René Daniel was born in the Czechoslovakia. He is 44 years old and he and his family currently live in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. He enjoys history, ancient civilizations and mysteries and can be contacted at”

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