Three eBooks, sure to please

Over the last 6 months I’ve been sent a number of eBooks to read and review. Interestingly, they seem to be the sort of books that I dip in and out of, typically while I’m on the move, and as such they get a bit stuck on my Reading Pile. They get read, but not reviewed, and that’s no good!

So, I thought tonight I might do a group review of a few of the great books that I have on my eReader at the moment, in the hope that it might give you some good ideas for what to read next.


Wicked Wind, by Sharon Kay

The first thing that I noticed about this fun paranormal action-story is that it kicks off with a fantastic fight scene, featuring two tough women ready to save the day. A brilliant start, followed up by a really nice premise – it’s lead protagonist’s unique special ability – the ability to command the wind…

wicked windSHE GREW UP THINKING SHE WAS HUMAN
Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side.

UNTIL A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH A WARRIOR DEMON
Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he discovers her true identity. In his two hundred years, he has never seen a creature like her.

PLUNGES THEM BOTH INTO A FIGHT FOR HER LIFE
Nicole and Gunnar race to discover who – or what – is stabbing the city’s most destitute residents and stealing their blood. The fire that forged their bond explodes into white-hot passion, their erotic dance weaving their souls together on an unexpected level. Haunted by the past, Gunnar’s fiercely protective instincts battle with her need to defeat the creatures she was born to fight. As they track the mastermind behind the attacks, will Nicole’s unique talent unwittingly send her straight into his lair?

Wicked Wind is packed full of special powers, feisty women, demons and romance. It’s really original, which makes it a very entertaining story and it’s a quick read, great for reading on the go, especially if you’re a fan of paranormal fiction. You can pick up a copy here, and follow Sharon on Facebook here…


Distance, by Nene Davies
This novel is very different to our first. A frank and intimate tale of new beginnings, Distance is the story a Welsh family, in particular wife and mother Isobel Richardson.  After her husband’s reluctancy, relocation to Australia becomes possible which in turns goes someways to satisfying her inexplicably itchy feet.  This story unpacks the adventures, challenges and wonders of relocating a family, moving from one side of the world to another.

distanceEssentially, Isobel is an impatient and curious character, anxious to explore new options and push the boundries…

“One of the saddest things in the world must be to get to the end of your life and wish you’d done things differently. ‘I wish I’d got married; I wish I’d never got married; I wish I’d got married to somebody else; I wish I’d taken this course, or tried that job, built a career, had children (or not); I wish I’d been kinder, thinner, richer; less selfish, more generous.’ Imagine lying on your deathbed and thinking ‘Damn! I didn’t do it after all.’ Isobel thought she’d rather die now than face that.”

Her drive to experience as much as possible is a sentiment I can certainly identify with, and although Davies assures us that Distance is not an autobiography, her novel has a wonderful authenticity about it. You can pick up a copy here, and take a look at Nene’s lovely website, it’s a beautiful accompaniment to her novel.


Peace, Love and Khaki Socks, by Kim Lock
I’ve got to be honest, it was back in May that I read this book, and haven’t put pen to paper to write about it until now. This is problem, as some of my impressions of the story are a little blurry. To solve this problem, I thought I’d share with you fellow blogger Monique’s take on the book…

peace, love and khaki socksAmy is 24 years old, living in the married quarters at the Darwin RAAF base; her boyfriend, Dylan, is a digger in the army. She’s a reluctant Army Wife – not reluctant to be attached to Dylan, who she’s been with since high school, but reluctant to play along with the rules of the Army Wife Mob. She’s also a pacifist, so she’s living a life of contradiction as the partner of a gun-toting soldier. When Amy discovers she’s pregnant, she’s completely shocked – this wasn’t what she planned.

Peace, Love and Khaki Socks is written with a relaxed, easy style with some wryly funny moments – like hearing a birth story from a friend. It will especially hold appeal for those who are pregnant and/or considering home birth options. I did enjoy reading it, especially for the trip down memory lane – it’s the novel’s biggest strength – and the insight to life in Darwin, a setting that was well drawn. 

I’d love for you to read her full review over at Write Note Reviews! She also recently posted an interview with the author, Kim Lock which you can read here. This article offers up real insight into the writing of this really touching book.

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Three really different books, all fantastically entertaining stories. I’ve three more to share with you too, but I might save them until the same time next week.

Do any of these books tickle your fancy?