Book Review: Prey of the Spirit Bear by William Hill

Book Details:

File Size: 851 KB
Print Length: 293 Page
Publisher: Otter Creek Press
Publication Date: September 14, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Prey of the Spirit Bear is a gripping young adult adventure set in America’s National Parks where Native American legends and old world monsters roam the lands. The story follows the investigations into strange sightings, raven deaths, and a mysterious crystal skull by a National Parks junior ranger, a Boy Scout, and a reluctant gamer of mixed heritage with blood ties to Native American spirit beasts. The Old World collides with the New where stone arches, caves, and natural bridges connect the realm of Above with that of below. The trio must rediscover lost secrets and stops an ancient threat before monsters are unleashed into the civilized world.

National Parks visited include Arches, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Devils Tower, and Great Smoky Mountains. The book includes compelling pen and ink drawings at each chapter heading inspired by southwestern art and landscapes to visually enhance the story. Prey of the Spirit Bear reads swiftly at 384 pages.

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Book Review: Rogue Alliance by Michelle Bellon

Book Details:

File Size: 689 KB
Print Length: 375 pages
Publisher: John Lynch Digital Publishing House
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Trying to escape a horrific past, Shyla has immersed herself in life as a tough, sassy cop in the bustle of LA. When the case of a lifetime takes her back to her hometown of Redding, she is thrown into a world of organized crime, deceit, and bitter reminders of her childhood.

As Shyla’s path crosses that of Brennan, an unwitting and troubled sidekick to the ringleader she’s intent on taking down, she is forced to re-evaluate everything she believes about herself, her job, and what she knows about right and wrong.

Can she face the demons of her upbringing and learn to trust again? Her life will depend on it.

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Book Review: Embracing You, Embracing Me by Michelle Bellon

Book Details:

File Size: 446 KB
Print Length: 266 pages
Publisher: Fingerpress
Publication Date: May 6, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

It’s the 1990s. 16-year-old Roshell McRady dances her way through High School, never quite admitting that she’s ashamed of her trailer park family home.

She listens to Madonna while wondering why girls her age swap BFFs about as often as some boys change their dirty socks; she empties enough hairspray until her bangs are feathered and vertical like a lethal weapon; and she agonizes over how to convince Gabriel Harrison, the new Mystery Guy in town, to invite her to the prom – a night which threatens to turn into a disaster.

But then life takes a dramatic turn for Roshell and her life changes forever.

A love story emerges from the anguish of Roshell’s life, and when she leaves school and finds work at a casino, things don’t get any less complicated for her – until one night a powerful dream marks out the exact path that she must take.

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Book Review: The Chronicles of Kale, A Dragon’s Awakening by Aya Knight

Book Details:

File Size: 2642 KB
Print Length: 396 pages
Publisher: Silver Knight Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: December 31, 2011
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Kale Firehart is a young dragon, and the sole survivor of his race.  As a tyrannical general and his massive bloodthirsty army close in on Kale, the most unexpected circumstance transpires.  With time against him, Kale’s trusted friend, a veteran arcane sorcerer, transforms him into the one thing he despises most—a human.

Kale must unwillingly live among human-kind as he embarks upon an extraordinary journey.  With a band of unlikely friends by his side, can Kale overcome the obstacles before him and return to the life he once knew?  The age of dragons is all but over…

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