A “Thank You!” Giveaway

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Dear Friends, Family and Followers,

I love autumn.  It is my favorite time of year: the brisk weather, the brilliantly colored foliage, the crunch of leaves as you rake, and rake, and rake them into piles!

While I enjoy the frivolity of Halloween, I love Thanksgiving.  Who doesn’t love a day devoted to eating yummy food?  As much as I adore all the culinary delights of the day, I really love that the day is about spending time with family and friends and contemplating all that you’ve been blessed with.  One of my many blessings is the fantastic friendships that have stemmed from my love of reading, and I am blessed by the followers and supporters of my blog.

As a thank you for following my blog and all your support, I’m giving away two signed books from one of my favorite authors, J.A. Huss!

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Enter here for your chance to win these two fantastic reads: 

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Since this giveaway is to show thanks to my followers, winners will be chosen only from those who have signed up to follow this blog.  

 

I’d be really, really thankful if you’d share the giveaway and encourage your friends to follow Book Junkie Reviews!

 

If you’re not familiar with these books, check out my reviews:

Review: Mr. Perfect by J.A. Huss

Review: Mr. Romantic by J.A. Huss

 

(Photo credit to Charles M. Schulz’ A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving)

 

Review: VanOps: The Lost Power by Avanti Centrae

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 3 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

 

About the Book:

Spain 1057: During a thunderous battle, the first King of Aragon wrestles Alexander the Great’s priceless Egyptian weapon from the Moors, but finds it holds a terrifying and mysterious power.

Nearly a thousand years later, on a fog-shrouded Napa Valley morning, gunshots and the sound of breaking glass rip through the silence. Maddy Marshall, an app designer with special martial-arts abilities, and her twin brother, Will Argones, quickly run toward the sound. Horrified, they discover a sniper has cut down two members of their family.

Before the pool of blood on the living room floor is dry, their father sends the twins on a dangerous quest to recover Alexander’s ancient weapon. Joined by a broad-shouldered friend who harbors a secret alliance with VanOps, an ultra-black covert agency, they soon discover the lethal sniper is from Russia.

They follow time-worn clues from a medieval Spanish castle to a lost warren under the streets of Jerusalem, racing to unlock the secrets that will lead them to an arcane power—before a hostile state seizes the power and cripples the United States.

To survive, they must go undercover and off-grid. No place is safe, a wrong move means death, and even a simple phone call is off limits. Because now, the sniper has his sights set on them.

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Guest Reviewer Lisha’s Thoughts:

Being a fan of thrillers and writers like Dan Brown, I was eager to try out a new author and was looking forward to a new adventure series. VanOps: The Lost Power is the first book in what appears to be a possible series. The story was very quick paced with the main characters, Maddy, Will, and Bear running for their lives while on a quest to find a lost ancient weapon with the power to take down the security of the United States.

I was kind of disappointed with most of the story plot. The situations that the characters kept finding themselves falling into seemed mostly contrived and hard to believe. They were constantly the target of sniper gunfire and despite family and loved ones dying – they were able to keep moving forward with seemingly little emotional effect. When their family connection to Spanish royalty was revealed it seemed just too convenient and a little over the top.

I love a very strong female character but Maddy was too much of a Mary Sue. Her quick evolution into a Lara Croft transformation seemed slightly implausible even with her Aikido skills. Also, Maddy was harboring a lot of animosity toward her twin, Will, which did not endear me much to her character and I didn’t understand the reasoning for it for the storyline. I felt the author was knowledgeable, but I would have like to have seen more plot twists.

 

About the Author: AVANTI CENTRAE blends intrigue, history, science, and mystery into non-stop action thrillers. The Lost Power took home a Genre Grand Prize at the Chanticleer International Book Awards and an Honorable Mention at the Hollywood Book Festival. She resides in Northern California.

 

 

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Review and Excerpt: The Boss Who Stole Christmas by Jana Aston

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

 

About the Book:

Dear Santa,

Please bring me a new boss for Christmas. Mine is the worst. The worst, hidden in a six foot tall package of male perfection. It’d be easier if he looked like an old Scrooge, wouldn’t it?

Nick Saint-Croix doesn’t look like an old scrooge. He’s hot as-

Um, never mind. Just bring me a new boss. Please.

Sincerely,
Holly Winter Continue reading “Review and Excerpt: The Boss Who Stole Christmas by Jana Aston”

Review: The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 4.5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

It’s always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship: among the treasures, a World War II-era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform. Eager to find the author of the hauntingly beautiful, unfinished diary, Cara digs into this soldier’s life, but soon realizes she may not have been ready for the stark reality of wartime London she finds within the pages. Continue reading “Review: The Light Over London by Julia Kelly”

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