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Exiled by Amanda Carlson

Exiled by Amanda Carlson
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Phoebe having freed her half-brother from prison only to have him die at the hands of the Norns is now on trial for his death. Her arrival in Asgard is met with mixed feelings of intrigue and hostility. She is a novelty to the Asgardian population as the hidden daughter of Odin. The Goddess Frigg is inconsolable over the loss of her son and she holds Phoebe personally responsible even if hers was not the hand that killed him.

Phoebe and Fenrir must now navigate their way through their own trials and find a way to survive Helheim and Fenrir’s sister Hel as well as keeping clear of the Norns who still wish for Phoebe’s death while trying to save Baldur.

I loved the book and all of the twists Amanda put into the book. You definitely need to read Struck and Freed before reading Exiled. These stories are thoroughly enjoyable and Amanda’s rewrite of Norse Mythology is believable. If you don’t like any deviation of Norse Mythology you may not enjoy parts of the story as Amanda does take liberties, but her understanding of the Mythology shows even when she deviates from the storyline

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La Belle et la Bete (Beauty & The Beast)

Beauty & The Beast Disney’s newest live action adaptation starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast has garnered a lot of media attention both good and not so good.

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The Dragon Finds Forever by Kristen Painter

The Dragon Finds Forever
Kristen Painter
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Exiled by Amanda Carlson


Exiled

Amanda Carlson

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Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand

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Atlas Shrugged
Writen by Ayn Rand
Narrated by Scott Brick

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts?

In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? And why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies but against the woman he loves?

Tremendous in scope and breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, an electrifying moral defense of capitalism and free enterprise which launched an ideological movement and gained millions of loyal fans around the world.

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Nocturne Falls Universe Part 1

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Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls Universe books released yesterday. These were books written by authors she invited to write in Nocturne Falls. I was given a copy of each of these 6 books by the publisher. My reviews were not influenced by this.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Friday Rogue One was released. This story is essentially Episode 3.9 in the StarWars franchise. My awesome boss once again rented a theater for the entire company and we got to see the movie on opening day for free! Yes I have the best boss in the entire world. I don’t say this because I think he will read my blog, as I doubt he will ever see this post. I say it because I do have a great boss.

I thoroughly enjoyed Rogue One, and although I am not of the opinion that it is one of the best Star Wars movies, it does rate above the prequels. My favorites are still The Empire Strikes back and Force Awakens. I definitely rank this a Must See movie at 4.5 star rating.

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Yes,  if you continue reading this post will contain spoilers. If you haven’t seen Rogue One, I highly suggest you not read this post further. Additionally, I highly recommend reading Catalyst (or listening on Audible) before seeing the movie as it is episode 3.5/3.7ish in the time line and explains much of what is missing in the movie, and gives you a better insight into some of the choices made by characters such as Galen Erso, Orson Krennic and Jyn Erso. It also gives you a good look at Orson Krennic our bad guy for Rogue One.

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Audible Giveaway: Struck: Amanda Carlson

Would you like a free audible copy of Struck by Amanda Carlson?

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If you would like an Audible copy of Struck by Amanda Carlson you’ve found the right giveaway.

I have 1 copy to give away. You ask what do you need to do to win this giveaway?

Simple. Make a comment with the following 3 items.
1. Your favorite review by me
2.  What book your currently reading or listening to
3. Why you would like to win the copy of Struck from me.

I will select my winner using random.org on November 30th at 5:00 PM Mountain US Time (GMT -7).

Please note that comments are moderated so there may be a delay in your comment posting. I’ve had some problems with inappropriate comments being posted.

Winner is: Belinda Clemons Congratulations.

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Freed (Phoebe Meadows book 2) by Amanda Carlson

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Freed
Amanda Carlson

Phoebe hasn’t had it easy since being struck. She’s been tossed through the 9 realms, and along the way found Fenrir (hunka hunka wolf) her boyfriend and Tyr (her half brother). Life at the Valkyrie Stronghold hasn’t been a cake walk either, although she’s getting stronger and learning to fight. When an old friend comes and tells her that if she doesn’t move quickly all chances of getting her mother back will be lost, yet more adventures come her way.

Phoebe’s ability to inspire loyalty among those she meets is amazing and she has a knack of finding the people she needs to succeed in her tasks. In this book we meet a whage (White Mage), a Milf (Not what you think it is), and Baldur the Norse god of light.

Again Amanda seamlessly wove mythology into our world, and you barely notice the liberties she took. You really have to know your (Norse) mythology to catch the inconsistencies.

You will love the antics Phoebe gets into and I loved the ending.

I do wonder if we meet Hermod in the next book.

Must read. 5 Stars

5 stars

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Miss Frost Ices the Imp by Kristen Painter

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Miss Frost Ices the Imp
Kristen Painter

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Pete’s Dragon

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Audible Review: The Shifter Romances the Writer by Kristen Painter

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The Shifter Romances the Writer
Written by: Kristen Painter
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison

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Heroes & Thieves by Heather C. Myers

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Heroes & Thieves
By Heather C Meyers

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Sin City Collectors Boxed Set: Queen of Hearts, Dead Man’s Hand, Double or Nothing by Kristen Painter

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Sin City Collectors Boxed Set: Queen of Hearts, Dead Man’s Hand, Double or Nothing
Written by: Kristen Painter
Narrated by:
BJ Harrison

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Finding Dory

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