#RRBC MEMBER BOOK REVIEWS

Welcome to RRBC Member Reviews!  We know you’ve probably shared it on Amazon (or, maybe Amazon took your review down and are refusing to put it back up for whatever reason), but we’d love to know what you thought of the RRBC books you’ve read.  Please leave the title of your book, the author of the book and your review down below in the comments section.  Before you leave, we’d also appreciate you clicking the share buttons on this page and sending it to all your social media platforms!  Members who have had reviews removed from Amazon, will get credit if they share their reviews here.

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  1. peggyhattendorfcom | Reply

    I have read and posted an Amazon review for “A Long Walk Home: A Christmas Novelette” by D.L. Finn. This was a quick and enjoyable read .

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  2. peggyhattendorfcom | Reply

    I have read and posted an Amazon review for “Flipping” by Eichin Chang-Lim. This is a beautifully written story. Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B01N1TWEWG/ref=acr_search_hist_4?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=four_star&showViewpoints=0

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  3. peggyhattendorfcom | Reply

    I have read and posted an Amazon review for “Race into Murder” by Karen Black. It was an enjoyable read.

    Here is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Race-into-Murder-Karen-Black-ebook/product-reviews/B07BGWGYLT/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_hist_4?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=four_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar

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  4. I just finished and posted my five-star review of An Unusual Island by D.L. Finn on my website at http://intoautumn.com/?p=679. There, you can find the link to the review at Amazon.

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  5. peggyhattendorfcom | Reply

    I’ve read Rhani D’Chae’s book “I’ve Always Loved Women,” and posted an Amazon review – https://www.amazon.com/Always-Loved-Women-Rhani-DChae-ebook/dp/B07F5G8C1S/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547061188&sr=1-1&keywords=i%27ve+always+loved+Women

    This is a good introduction to the writing style of this talented author. Skillfully, she sets up the premise with her well crafted characters, drawing the reader immediately into the short story.

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  6. peggyhattendorfcom | Reply

    I was pleased to purchase and be the first to post an Amazon review for “RRBC 3rd Annual Writers’ Conference & Book Expo 2018: Souvenir Booklet.” The Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7RZTS6/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0
    This is a perfect way to discover works by some very talented Indie Authors from Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writers International Society of Authors.

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  7. On January 6, 2019, I finally finished another book, and reviewed it on Amazon. I am behind in my reading, partially because I’m catching up on my writing! The review of “Son of My Father” follows, along with the link to the amazon page.

    “Son of My Father” is the story of a family dynasty. Married to Elizabeth, Jonathan Barrington is the Chairman and CEO of Barrington Holdings International. Their only child, Christiana, is the heir apparent to the family’s multi-million-dollar corporation. Raised with that expectation, Christiana works alongside her father in the family business. When money and power overshadow family and loyalty, the result is not entirely unexpected. Though a powerful business man, and a dominant husband and father, Jonathan learns it is the women in his life who have control. I found the novel well-structured, sometimes slow moving, but with excellent detail that accents the lifestyle of the rich and influential. Overall, it is a good book and an enjoyable read. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RI7K1PNABSAF4/ref=cm_cr_getr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00DIKH570

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    1. peggyhattendorfcom | Reply

      Thank you, Karen.

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      1. You’re welcome. Thank you for a few hours to escape into your story!

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  8. I recently read and reviewed Joy Lo-Bamijoko’s new book of short stories, “Vagaries of Life: And Girl’s Talk.” I enjoyed each of the stories, but of course, I had a couple of favorites. I loved how she portrayed the struggles of women in Nigerian society, as they are still oppressed. You can see my review here: https://www.amazon.com/VAGARIES-LIFE-GIRLS-Joy-Lo-Bamijoko-ebook/product-reviews/B07L4YW6GC/

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  9. My review of Two Shorts and a Snort by Jan Sikes was originally posted on Amazon in August. Today I discovered that it was removed without explanation. For that reason, I’m posting a review here.

    These two shorts and a poem were written as part of a Rave Reviews Book Club challenge, and I read them from that perspective. The first, Obsession, was my favorite – not because of the subject matter but because of the writing. In just a few pages, Sikes creates tension and draws the reader into the drama. Once caught, you want more. The stories are fast-paced, well-written and relatable. 5-stars!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen! I am happy you enjoyed the short stories. I appreciate your review and phooey on Amazon!! I hate that they pick and choose what we can review. 😦

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  10. Purr-fect Catastrophe

    By Wendy Jayne Scott

    This was a delightful paranormal short story read, complete with witches, warlocks, kitty familiar and a shapeshifter plot.

    Cassidy has been hexed. That means whenever she wants sex, she turns into a cat. Cool huh? But, when she discovers a new warlock in her lovelife, she needs to discover who hexed her and why?

    Follow along this funny and interesting short story.

    I found a few editing errors, outside of that, the story was wonderful.

    Patricia A. Guthrie, reviewer

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    1. I really enjoyed Wendy’s story. She has quite the imagination. 🙂

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  11. THE LONG WALK HOME by D.L. FINN

    Patricia A. Guthrie
    4.0 out of 5 starsA Christmas filled with heartbreak, danger and regained friendship–plus a homeless cat.
    December 19, 2018

    Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
    Kinzie’s fiance breaks up with her and is scheduled to marry her best friend, Joy, on Christmas, the same day as Kinzie’s wedding. What’s worse, someone tries to run her down and it appears to be her ex-fiance. What would be the point? He’s already gotten what he wanted.
    But,wait, there’s more. It appears that Joy’s now fiance has dumped her, too. She, too, has had a close call on the snowy and slippery roadways.
    Enter two guardian angels assigned to protect Kinzy, and they hover. Can Joy and Kinzie’s friendship heal? How about that homeless kitty that keeps Kinzie from killing herself in the cold and snow?I loved this story. Couple of tears, couple of lumps in my throat and the story was over, before I knew it.
    Well written.
    I do have one gripe. We find out what happens to the antagonist of the story. But, it’s told as an after thought. I would have liked to see the destructive nature of the perpetrator, and how the police caught him. I think it needed more elaboration and closer. Maybe a part two?

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  12. Here is my review of Son Of The Serpent, by Vashti Q.

    I have yet to read the first of this series, so I was unsure of what to expect. Let me tell you, I was hooked in the first paragraph. Thanks to the skillful writing of author, Vashti Quiroz-Vega, living the tale through the eyes of Dracul and Lilith was effortless.

    The references to biblical accounts were blended smoothly throughout, and depict Lilith orchestrating the downfall of humanity. The story can be described as a journey through biblical history viewed through the lens of the supernatural.

    This novel is an ideal medley of action, raw emotion, and fantasy. It whets the appetite for more.

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    1. Thank you for reading and reviewing Son of the Serpent, Mark. I’ve sent several emails to Amazon for refusing to publish your review. Hopefully I’ll get some answers soon. I appreciate you. 😀 xo

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      1. I hope you get some answers. I enjoyed the book!

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  13. Just finished reading “When Can I Stop Running?” by John Podlaski and loved it! Here is the link to my review on Amazon; I gave it 5 Stars! Click on link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3AGCLGLZHXL45/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
    I highly recommend this book, it is a great read!

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  14. I just finished Pandora Reborn from John Coon. My review has been submitted to Amazon, but I am posting it here as well:

    Pandora Reborn was a very enjoyable read, involving a group of high school friends facing off against an ancient threat. The story was well-paced and kept me engaged throughout.

    Deer Falls has a long and interesting history, with several local legends. But some of these legends may have more truth to them than expected. When a neighborhood kid unearths an unusual box, instead of the expected treasure, he discovers within an unexpected secret that will endanger the lives of everyone in town. A being seeking vengeance for atrocities committed long ago, but never forgiven.

    The story wastes little time in getting to the good stuff. After a short introduction to the characters and setting, it moves at a quick pace toward the grand finale. Though the frights were of the PG-13 kind, the story was interesting enough for all ages. My only criticism is the use of some vernacular that dates the story. Words like “lit” and “whacked” almost feel a bit forced to appeal to a certain age group and specifically to a certain decade of youth. I would have liked to see language that was more timeless, allowing the story to exist in any timeframe.

    Overall, I enjoyed my time spent with the story and look forward to the possibility of more of the legends of Deer Falls coming to life.

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  15. Just reviewed “No Fairy Tale:The Reality Of A Girl Who Wasn’t A Princess And Her Poetry” by D.L.Finn. Here is the link to her book on https://www.amazon.com/No-Fairy-Tale-princess-2016-07-24/dp/B01K3LLDHO/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1545452212&sr=1-9&keywords=D.L.FinnAmazon. Click on reviews to read mine. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book; story as well as poetry, and recommend the book to all. Well written , D.L. Finn!

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    1. D.L Finn, Author | Reply

      Thank you Lynn:)

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  16. Think I resolved my glitch with the Amazon site, so here’s my review of Ellie Douglas’s The Dead Wake. https://www.amazon.com/review/R34IDP9L76PETK/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

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  17. Just reviewed A M Manay’s excellent new fantasy “Hexborn”, really enjoyed it. Review up on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1GPPQR2IW57FX/ref=cm_cr_othr_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07D4MR86Y

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  18. On 12/7/18, I reviewed Page of Buckets, by Charles Jones. The review has been posted to Amazon.com and the text is as follows: The story revolves around a deck of circus themed Tarot cards that comes to life. It confuses dreams with reality for those who are affected by its power and some become a part of the deck and therefore a part of the circus. And what is a circus without the clowns? Oh, yes. There are clowns. Though an actual Tarot deck uses the four suits of swords, cups, wands and pentacles, the author’s deck contains buckets, poles, foils and tokens. The author’s Page of Buckets can be “creative and imaginative” or can “maim and destroy” and is characteristic of both, as one of the main characters in this horror story. If you have a knowledge of the Tarot, the numerous characters will be more easily followed.

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