April Book Reviews

Happy May! Time for some reading!

April was a month of catch up on my to-do list, which included resuming my Jane Fonda workouts from 1985 (before some of you were born!) That means I’m not reading on the treadmill anymore, but I still made time for some great books!

April book reviews include my 4 and 5 star reads of a western romance, a military romance, an afterlife time travel fantasy, a serial fantasy, and a horror anthology.

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*****

The Seal’s Temptation by Jacquie Biggar

Another awesome action/romance mash-up from Jacquie Biggar, and this one ranks toward the top of my favorites. After a disastrous mission and rescue, the seal team is taking a breather at the peaceful cattle ranch of Chief Seal Frank Stein. Maggie is among them, still suffering from the trauma of her time undercover with the Mexican cartel. While the attraction between Frank and Maggie heats up, all is not well at the ranch as cattle disappear and calves are slaughtered. Drug smugglers and a couple of escaped convicts are causing trouble, and the team can’t help but get involved.

What I loved about the book was the depth of the characters, the whole team. This isn’t a light romance with the usual tropes. No drama queens or kings in this read. These people have serious lives and histories. They’ve risked their lives for each other, and friendships and loyalties run deep. The relationships are grounded in multi-layered emotions, in the maturity that comes from age and from facing hardships together. Personalities are well developed, and there’s a strong sense of history. Maybe part of that is because…

This is Book 7 in the series, which probably wasn’t the best place to start. There are 6 books that provide a lot of backstory and relationship building before this one. The book did read well as a stand-alone, but that said, it makes sense to start at the beginning of the series, to get to know the characters and learn their stories chronologically. It took me a bit to catch on, but then I was hooked.

To be honest, I skimmed the few sex scenes, but I did fall for the romance and action and characters. The pace moves along quickly, and I enjoyed the skilled and well-edited writing. I may have to skip back to book one and start at the beginning. Highly recommended to readers who love a military romance mash-up.

*****

Gwen Slade, Bounty Hunter by Sandra Cox

Gwen is a female bounty hunter in the old west of Kansas, and she has a problem when Jordie Kidd saves her young brother. She’s grateful, but Jordie has a bounty on his head. He’s also handsome and a nice guy. Gwen and Jordie form a temporary alliance as they hunt down the Rondo brothers, a lucrative bounty that will solve a lot of problems for them both before they go their separate ways.

This western is half romance with many of the familiar conflicts and longings that romance readers love. It’s also half action and adventure as Gwen and Jordie meet up with the brothers one at a time and bring them to justice. Readers who enjoy gunfights, danger, and hard rides will find plenty to hang their hats on.

The pace is good and becomes even better as stakes increase near the end. The plot is straightforward, but there are a couple twists too that I didn’t see coming. I enjoyed all the characters. They were well-rounded with strengths and flaws, believable emotional lives and motivations. Gwen is tough, insistent that she can play in a man’s world, but she also must rely on Jordie despite her independent streak. Trust me, all kinds of sparks fly.

This book is well-edited and has something for readers of westerns, readers of romances, and readers of both! Highly recommended.

*****

Dead of Winter, Journey 3 by Teagan Geneviene

Journey 3 continues with the same mystery, action, and beautiful descriptions of the two previous episodes. Zasha seeks the golden runes belonging to the mysterious staff in her possession. Emlyn runs away from the religious zealots who are determined to put her on trial, and she encounters the strange silver man who has visited her dreams. Finally, she connects with the Deae Matras.

The first half of this journey is still introducing characters, building the backstory, and developing the world. The action takes off in the second half with Emlyn’s flight. Emlyn continues to be my favorite character and her ability to see into the world of the dead is intriguing. I loved the scene with the silver spirit/man. There is still a lot to learn about who he is and what Emlyn’s role will be, which makes me eager to read onward.

The pace is moderate during the first half and picks up significantly as the journey progresses. The details incorporated into the descriptions are well researched and many of them are vivid as well as beautifully written. Characters are distinct and have well-rounded personalities, especially the women. Readers who have gotten this far will likely be hooked. I’ve already started Journey 4 of the serial. Recommended for readers of epic fantasy.

*****

Eternal Road by John Howell

Samantha has been dead since childhood, and when James is killed in a car accident, Sam becomes his guide, tasked with leading him to his eternal home. Don’t count on deep religious overtones or run of the mill theories about the afterlife in this book. The story quickly becomes a fantasy time-traveling “road trip” where Sam and James participate in key historical events such as the shootout at OK Corral, the battle at the Alamo, and the invasion of Normandy, to name a few. They also travel two thousand years into the future.

For most of the book, the plot rambles from event to event while the ultimate goal of reaching James’ eternal home takes a “back seat.” The tangents are interesting and details seem well researched, though loosely connected to the overall goal. The debonair Devil has his hand in the mix, and the sexual relationship between Sam and James offers intermissions between the tenser time-traveling activities.

Both Sam and James are well-rounded characters. Their relationship feels genuine, and the dialog flows naturally. Because Sam and James are already spirits, they aren’t in any mortal danger and they experience little fear. Other emotions, like grief and sadness, play a small part until the end when some of the more satisfying and heartfelt aspects of the story take place. This isn’t a deep philosophical read, but if you’re looking for a jaunt through time with two companionable friends, this will do it. Recommended.

*****

Wings & Fire Anthology: an anthology

I seem to be reading a lot of horror short stories lately. This generous collection of 24 stories from 16 authors fits the bill. There’s a wide range of tales here from a realistic and utterly gruesome home invasion to evil magic and fantasy. There are vampires, werewolves, zombies and, monsters in the woods. Some stories are shocking, others are clever, and there’s even a laugh or two.

As true with most anthologies, I enjoyed some stories more than others, but all were well written and cleanly edited. My favorites are usually those tales that offer something highly clever or original. A few that I thoroughly enjoyed: An Unsolvable Problem or Not, Abraham’s Theory on the Paradigm of Choice, Mary, The Classics, and The Great Potoo. Recommended to readers who are seeking a variety of horror short stories.

*****

Happy Reading!

198 thoughts on “April Book Reviews

  1. Hi Diana, some great books here. I have recently read and reviewed this book of Jacqui’s and I also enjoyed Teagan’s journey 3. I’m glad you enjoyed Wings & Fire.

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  2. Meg says:

    I really enjoy your reviews and I like your workout choice too (I remember them)!

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    • Thanks for stopping by to browse, Meg. I do enjoy writing reviews and try to make them fun. And Jane and I go way back. Lol. The outfits and hairdos are as fun as the workouts. Lol. Have a wonderful week and Happy Reading!

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  3. ridhima1007 says:

    Thanks for your reviews

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  4. Hi, Diana. The only book I’ve read in this post is Eternal Road, which I enjoyed. Those horror short stories look interesting.

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  5. Hi Diana – thanks for sharing these reviews. It’s great to see Eternal Road here. Hope you are doing well!

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  6. Baydreamer says:

    Hi Diana,

    The Jane Fonda workouts made me smile. And thanks for all of these fantastic reviews! Because you inspired me to read fantasy after reading your wonderful book, The Sorcerer’s Garden, I began Teagan’s series and finished Journey 1. I’m already hooked, so I’m starting Journey 2. I have read Eternal Road and I truly enjoyed John’s story. He’s a wonderful author. The other books you reviewed all sound intriguing. I will have to check them out as well. And I plan to write a review for your book soon. Between life and working on my upcoming book, I’m slow on getting reviews out. Take care! 😍💗

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    • Thanks for the wonderful comment, Lauren, and for browsing the reviews. I’m so glad you enjoyed The Sorcerer’s Garden. And you’re right about John’s book – very creative! I think we need clones in order to get everything done. Writing is so time consuming, isn’t it? Best of luck with your upcoming book! Have a great week. 😀

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    • Lauren I agree — I loved Sorcerer’s Garden. I can see how it would make you want to read more fantasy. I’m delighted that you have already started the second issue, after so recently starting the Journeys. I hope you love each one. Hugs on the wing!

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  7. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Everything I haven’t read is on my TBR list! I agree with your reviews, great rrads:)

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  8. Jan Sikes says:

    What a fantastic group of books!! I have read a few and because of your reviews, added a few more to my bulging Kindle! I love what you said about “The Seal’s Temptation.” You are so right. It’s not your typical romance. I loved it. And anyone who hasn’t read “The Eternal Road” yet, needs to pick it up! It certainly makes you wonder, “What if?”

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  9. Great reviews, Diana, you’ve piqued my interest in a couple of those!

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  10. Staci Troilo says:

    Wonderful reviews, Diana. You have a lot of great authors this month.

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  11. markbierman says:

    Congratulations to all these fine authors! Thank you for sharing your excellent reviews, Diana. 🙂

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  12. jryb29 says:

    The Seal’s temptation sounds like an interesting book

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  13. Happy May, Diana! Thanks for another round of impressive reviews, and right on time with May being the reading months.

    You made smile with Jane Fonda workouts 🙂 though in seriousness I could do with them, myself.
    Keep well and keep on creating, my friend! ❤

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    • Thanks for the visit, Khaya. A short number of books this month, I’m afraid, but my to-do list needed attention. I’m glad you enjoyed the browse. Yeah, I figured the Jane Fonda comment would get some smiles. I had to do something to get myself moving and she was handle from the olden days. Lol. Have a wonderful May, my friend. Happy Reading. ❤

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  14. all reviews are super! loved “Eternal Road”! 💙🔆📚

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  15. olganm says:

    Great reviews, Diana! I’m reading Teagan’s serial and enjoying it immensely and have my eyes set on a few of your other choices as well. As per workouts, I remember the original Jane Fonda workouts with fondness (I must check as I suspect I might have the odd VHS still hiding somewhere), although these days I tend to try a variety of options on YouTube. Plenty to choose for, but I do enjoy the old style as well. Such fun memories!

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    • Thanks for dropping by to check out the reviews, Olga. Teagan’s serial is fun, isn’t it? I’m starting to get used to having to wait a month for each episode, which I didn’t like at the beginning. I just wanted to keep reading! I’m too lazy to search youtube (and I have tech issues). But… I’ll keep youtube in mind for when I’m bored with the current workout. Thanks for the tip! Have a great day and Happy Reading.

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    • Heartfelt thanks for your support, Olga. I’m still on cloud nine from your reviews. I remember that Jane Fonda tape too. LOL, it would probably kill me now. Hugs!

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  16. petespringerauthor says:

    Ah, I remember those Jane Fonda workouts. Some of us got into the whole exercise kick for a time after school and were working out to Richard Simmons. Haha!

    You always have some good recommendations with your book reviews, Diana. I have had the pleasure of already reading Eternal Road.

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    • Oh I remember Richard, of course, though I was definitely a Jane fan then. After a 30 year break, I still remember the routines. Lol. Thanks for taking a browse of the book reviews, Pete. And I’m glad you enjoyed Eternal Road. John has a wild imagination and it’s quite an adventure. Have a great day and happy week ahead, my friend. 😀

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  17. Sheri Dye says:

    You’ve been busy! Congrats on the multitasking like a boss!

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    • I try to multitask, but there are only so many hours. What I really need is a clone. 😀 Good luck with that, right? Lol. Thanks for browsing the reviews, Have a wonderful week, my friend. 😀

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      • Sheri Dye says:

        Maybe a direct download into the brain? Actual info dumps. Give it ten or twenty years, right? 😆
        That’s so nice of you! I hope you have a fantastic weekend yourself, thank you! 🌹

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  18. Always nice to read your reviews, Diana. Varying one’s exercise routine is supposed to be good. Right now I’m doing a lot of squats and bends in the garden, and the old push mower provides a nice workout too.

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    • Thanks for browsing, Audrey. And for the reminder to get out in the garden! My husband uses a push mower, and it’s amazing how many steps he gets in! My problem is all the time in front of the laptop. I’m a lump most of the day. Have a great week. Happy Reading and enjoy the garden!

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  19. Nice reviews, Diana!

    And Jane Fonda workout videos? You really had to go there to remind me of my age? 😒😳

    What’s next? Jazzercise? 😄😄

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    • Lol. It’s been 30 years since I was jumping around with those videos, and now I can feel the old body asking me, “What the…?” Lol. Thanks for the visit and for making me laugh, Nesie. I’m glad you enjoyed the reviews. Have a lovely week, my friend.

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  20. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Wonderful reviews, Diana. Thank you for sharing them. I read a couple of them and look forward to the others. Congratulations Jacquie, Sandra, Teagan, John, and Dan. 🙂

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    • Thanks for visiting and taking a browse, Gwen. It was an eclectic bunch of books this month and all entertaining reads. Such talent here in our writing community. Have a lovely week and Happy Reading!

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  21. I couldn’t handle the Jane Fonda workouts in 1985, much less now! I used to work with Seals when I was an academic advisor at a college on a Navy base. They would try to use pyschological warfare to get their way around our policies. Didn’t work 😉 I’m behind in my reading. I’m so tired by the time I get to settle in with a book, I keep falling asleep!

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    • I try to skip and hop and jump, Liz, but I’m definitely a low-impact gal now. Ha ha. That’s cool that you used to work with Seals. I’m glad you didn’t bend to their psychological warfare. Lol. And I can relate to the challenges with nighttime reading. A chapter and I’m out (and I may not even remember what I read!) Have a great week, my friend. ❤

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  22. Another wonderful list of temptations for the rest of us.

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  23. CarolCooks2 says:

    As always an enjoyable read..I always look forward to your reviews, Diana.., Enjoy the Jane Fonda workouts I love to walk never did like jumping about…sigh…unless it a good old jive and twist again around the dance floor or the kitchen….Have a great week ahead and enjoy! xx

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    • I’m so glad you enjoy the reviews, Carol. I do have a good time writing them and love sharing them. As a writer, I can sit for 16 hours at my laptop without a break. Bad Bad. So having some sort of exercise routine is vital, even if it’s from 1985. Lol. I love it that you dance around the kitchen. 🙂 Have an amazing week!

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  24. Wonderful reviews of fellow bloggers’ books, Diana! I have a few by Jacquie but didn’t know about some of the others. I used to read my kindle on the elliptical but found audiobooks a smidge safer. Good ole’ Jane Fonda workouts. Still have the high-cut leotard and leggings? LOL! What an era! Keep up the good fitness routine, whatever works for you!

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    • Ha ha ha. YES! Those leotards are cut up to their waists! Lol. But I only missed 3 days in April, so it works for me. I used to read on my elliptical too, but I would go so slow it hardly counted as exercise. I’m so glad you saw a few new books here to browse. Thanks for the visit, Terri. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

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  25. dgkaye says:

    You know I enjoy reading your reviews Diana. I have a few of these lovelies awaiting me. Always a treat to read. Congrats to all. ❤

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  26. acflory says:

    Another great months of reviews, Diana! Tweeting. 🙂

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Andrea, and for sharing. I really do enjoy reading indie books. I was going to include the review of the omnibus, but then couldn’t find it on Amazon and wasn’t sure if there was a glitch. I can include it at the end of this month and would be happy to share it. I just wasn’t sure. I hope you’re doing well and Happy Writing and Reading. 😀

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      • acflory says:

        Oh! Thanks for the thought, Diana, but I unpublished the Omnibus when it came off KDP select. I will bring it back every now and then in the future, but as a promotional giveaway rather than as a ‘thing’ in its own right.
        Btw I may have a new Indie author for you soon. Just reading the last book of the trilogy, and so far, it’s very good. 🙂

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  27. Enjoyed the reviews, D, and found myself intrigued about the female bounty hunter in the Old West. –Curt

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  28. Joan Hall says:

    Lovely reviews, Diana. I’ve read and enjoyed John’s book. Need to check out some of the others.

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  29. Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:

    Diana Peach is a prolific writer, reader, reviewer, and life liver. Among some other terrific books, she posted a lovely review of Eternal Road. If you visit her post, you can take a look at her excellent books and the other reviews as well.

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  30. Thank you so much for the lovely review of Eternal Road, Diana. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the story. Like the others, I don’t know how you do it all. 😁

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  31. Thank you for this wonderful surprise, Diana. You’ve made my day, week, month! lol
    I need to take up some cardio, as well. I’m huffing and puffing just thinking about it 🙂

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    • LOL. You’re welcome. Thank YOU for writing such an entertaining story. Yeah, that cardio. I don’t enjoy it, but I spend way to much time at my laptop (the only downside to writing). Thanks again for the reblog. ❤

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  32. Reblogged this on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author and commented:

    A wonderful review of The SEAL”s Temptation from Diana Peach! Thank you for including me in your lineup of awesome April reads, Diana!

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    • You’re so welcome, Jacquie. I really enjoyed the story and the depth of the characters. I’m going to have to go back to the beginning and read from Book One. And thanks for the reblog!! Have an awesome weekend and Happy Reading. ❤

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  33. Darlene says:

    You read some great books! I loved Eternal Road. I need to check out some of the others.

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    • Thanks for dropping by, Darlene. Eternal Road was so original! Not like anything I’ve read before. All of these were great fun. Well, maybe the horror wasn’t exactly “fun.” LOL. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Reading. 😀

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  34. A girl after my own heart working out with Jane Diana and skipping t.m. reads.
    Great reviews always. I have a client who walks on her TM 3 -4 hours while writing her American History books. Blows me a way!💖

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    • I used to read an hour a day on the treadmill, but it wasn’t really an aerobic workout. More like a mosey. Lol. The aerobics are better for me, especially since I spend so much time sitting! When I write, I can sit for 10 hours straight! Ugh. Thanks for stopping by Cindy and for the encouraging comment. Happy Reading!

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      • Yeah, it would be for me as well. Glad you’re mixing it up. That is the one thing I’m finding challenging with writing is the sitting!~!! 10 hours is just too much I think but I get it totally!
        It’s ny pleasure and thanks for inspiring always!💖

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  35. Diana you are awesome with your reviews. All the books that you have read are sounding very interesting. I too will pick few to read. Thanks for your lovely share.

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  36. Great reviews, Diana. Thanks for sharing these and helping us decide what to read next.

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  37. balroop2013 says:

    Nice reviews Diana and what a variety! Sandra is one of my favorite authors, her books are light-hearted and quick reads. My favorites are ‘Ghost for Sale’ and ‘Diamond Queen.’

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    • Oooh thanks for the recommendations, Balroop. I’d like to read another of Sandra’s books in the next month or so. When I’m super busy, light quick reads are perfect. Thanks for stopping by and special thanks for the book ideas. Happy Reading, my friend.

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  38. mydangblog says:

    I love the cover on that short story collection!

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  39. I definitely remember the Jane Fonda workouts as well as Oliva Newton John’s video, Let’s Get Physical.” 🙂 So many great books, most of which are on my Kindle waiting to be read. Thanks for the terrific reviews, Diana.

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    • I never saw the Olivia video. Lol. But I did Jane religiously for years. I spend so much time sitting (and writing) that I needed to do something, Jill. So 45 minutes a day of wiggling and hopping is it. Lol. Enjoy the reading, and have a wonderful weekend, my friend. ❤

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  40. Annika Perry says:

    A treat for all tastes here, Diana and your reviews offer a detailed and thoughtful glimpse into every book. I’m very intrigued by Teagan’s work and Jacquie’s series has been on my radar for a while. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend! ❤️

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    • Both are fun reads, Annika. And very different. If you try Jacquie’s series, I’d recommend starting at the beginning. Teagan’s serial is such an interesting Amazon experiment, and the story is a gradual unfold over months. So many reading experiences! Thanks for browsing, and Happy Weekend, my friend.

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  41. It’s good to see you back, Diana — and in terrific form. I enjoyed reading all your insights here. I’ve read some of these books, and look forward to more great reading.
    I’m delighted that you enjoyed Dead of Winter: Journey 3, The Fever Field. Thanks very much for sharing your review! Hugs on the wing!

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    • I expect that I’ll finish Journey 4 tonight (or tomorrow depending on how tired I am). I’m enjoying the story, Teagan. And I’m glad you found the other reviews interesting. It was an eclectic month of reading. Happy Writing, my friend. Hugs.

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      • Diana, you still amaze me with how much you read *and absorb* (which is not true of everyone who goes at such a pace). I enjoyed writing the new material I added to Journey 4. Funny how different things are needed for serials than novels. Oh, and I remember that Jane Fonda tape. That’s a heck of a workout!

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        • I’m sure you read that Amazon is starting a “serials” program. You would be a whiz at that with all your experience, Teagan. I’m been considering giving it a try, but just from reading your work, I can tell that there are differences. And Ha! I hope you’re getting so exercise too. ❤

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          • Yes, I got Amazon’s email about that. It can be fun to try something new. You’re right, there are differences. But I’m sure you would take it in stride. I think you should go for it if you are inclined. I’m definitely toying with an idea for it. I’m just not sure about adding another commitment to my schedule. I get overwhelmed a thousand times easier than I did a few years ago. We’ll see. 🙂

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  42. volatilemuse says:

    Thanks for this. I agree you have awesome quantities of energy. I can’t do horror at all. Just watching the news is enough for me!

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  43. Chel Owens says:

    Ha ha! Jane Fonda intimidates me. 😀 I also blanch at reading “steamy sex scenes.” You’re so nice to read so many author’s works and write about them.

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    • I used to do all the jumping and hopping, Chel, but 30 years later, I’m definitely “low impact.” Lol. Years of sitting on my butt all day (writing) hasn’t done my health any favors, so it was time. Yeah, I skip the sex scenes. Not that I’m squeamish, but meh. I’m more interested in the emotional union. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Happy Reading!

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  44. Like others, I’m amazed that you can read, review, write, keep up with life, and workouts too! You’re a modern day superwoman Diana! 🦸‍♀️

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    • Nah, Brad. I’ll admit to being a super busy woman, but I let lots of things slide. I’m on a perpetual hunt for balance and don’t ever seem to find it. Thanks for the visit and for the kind words. Your presence is always appreciated. ❤ ❤

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  45. Marcia says:

    Another great batch of reviews, Diana! How you get so much reading and reviewing done and still find time to write, too, is beyond me. I’m hopelessly behind! But I always take note of your reviews, and thoroughly enjoyed today’s. Being a major fan of epic fantasy lately, my eye was immediately drawn to Dead of Winter, and I’ve made a note to get started on Teagan’s series soon! Am also jotting down the others, as I do with most of your reviews. They ALL sound good for one reason or another. Best wishes to each of these authors for great sales, and happy writing ahead! 🙂

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    • Thanks for the visit, Marcia. Teagan’s serial is is a fascinating experiment in publishing and I’m enjoying the story. My reading has slowed as I try to make time for other priorities and to catch up on my to-do list. The long break in April was essential, and I feel lighter mentally too. Have a great weekend and Happy Reading. 😀

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      • Marcia says:

        I’m glad your break helped you catch up a bit and that you are feeling “lighter” mentally, too. I think we’ve all been weighed down one way or the other lately, and it has impacted us in various ways, none of which are very positive ones. Here’s to a happy weekend for you, as well, and ALWAYS, ALWAYS, “Happy Reading!” (It’s a sanity saver!) 🙂

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    • Marcia, I feel you about the overflowing stack of books waiting to be read. Thank heaven my “TBR pile” is on the kindle, else it would topple and land on my head. 😀 That was one of several reasons why I chose to re-do Dead of Winter into this serialized form — manageable bites. If you get around to it, I hope you love it. I’m looking forward to your next book! Hugs on the wing.

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      • Marcia says:

        If there was ever a time for reading in “manageable bites,” this would be it, Teagan. I think it’s a brilliant idea, and am looking forward to checking out your stories. I’m working on the 4th Riverbend novel right now … slowly, slowly … but when I finish, I’m thinking of doing a series of novellas with Rabbit and crew, to include a new character from the last book. So, I’m totally on board with small bites, myself. 🙂 Good luck with Dead of Winter! 🙂

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  46. What a list! Loved Sandra’s and really need to read Jacquie Biggar’s. That cowboy SEAL is perfect for me.

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  47. Good reviews. You read a wide variety. I enjoy a nice horror story, and I’ve read Wings & Fire. “Mary” and “The Great Potoo” were two of my faves too!

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  48. I remember Jane Fonda workouts! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your reviews.
    I have a few of these on myTBR and now know where to start.

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    • I figured a few readers would remember Jane’s workouts. Exercise has been my biggest challenge with writing, Lynn. I forced myself to leap around with Jane for a whole month so I’d get into the routine of it. Enough about that! Thanks so much for the visit and I’m glad I enticed you to start on a few of these books! Happy Reading. 😀

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  49. V.M.Sang says:

    An interesting collection of very different stories.

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    • Thanks for reading, Viv. It was a busy month with lots to accomplish, but I’m glad I had some reading to share at the end of it. Yes, very different assortment. Ha ha. I’m curious to see what the next month brings. 🙂 Happy Reading. 🙂

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