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Imperfect by L.E. Harvey puts you right in the center of true love.  

Carol and Alexandria met at a dance club after Carol took a night to the town with college roommate Marlene.  

Hitting it off immediately,  we watch their relationship grow over the years.  As an interracial gay relationship,  these two face constant trials, but together they come out strong.

Even when Alex's family is unsure of what might become, Carol promises Alex's twin brother she will never hurt her.

When an illness strikes and Carol is not recovering near as quickly as she should,  Alex forces her to see a doctor.  Not wanting to upset her love,  she complies,  only to find out she has contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion she received when she was sick.

Now they must find out if Alex too has contracted this deadly virus.  Through the waiting and the fear,  the results come back.  Guilt ridden,  Byron,  Alex's twin brother blames Carol for Alex being sick and thinks she's broken her promise.

As they work through the news of being sick,  overcoming family disputes,  and now threats against their very being,  Carol and Alex must overcome the worst of all.  They must accept the possibility of death.

Harvey wrote a telling tale of an emotional ride.  Though nobody's life is perfect,  Carol can't help but to feel imperfect.  We watch as this love grows and flourishes even through tough times and you will surely feel the emotion portrayed.

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Fierce Dawn by Amber Scott was absolutely YUMMY!  I loved Scott's take on the immortal realm,  from seekers to changelings to messengers,  just phenomenal. 

A different take which I absolutely loved too was that she reversed roles.  Normally we read any type of romance,  it's always the male seducing the female.  Not in Fierce Dawn.  This one had the female seducing the male and I loved it.

Sadie Graves knew there was something different about her,  but she just couldn't put her finger on it.  Her family chalks it up to mental breakdown,  forcing her to seek help and medication.

Sadie knows she's not crazy though.  When she meets the hot,  give you writhing dreams Elijah Stokes,  her world endures a drastic change of events.  Sadie is a messenger,  and Elijah is going to help her through the transformation. 

Sadie dreams of Elijah,  painting her dreams so vividly.  Danger is near and someone is after her.  What her dreams were actually doing were prophesizing,  and much to all of their surprise,  her transformation brings more than the mere fact that she may be a messenger.  Not only will her true self be discovered,  but so will many lies,  and of course love.

Scott did a fantastic job in this title.  Fierce Dawn will leave you squirming in your seat as you try to read fast enough to find out what happens next.  Character development was magnificent and you will feel the connection with every character involved,  not to mention an astounding plot.  This is one title you will definitely want to get your hands on.

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Shipping and Deceiving is the second book in the Warehouse Thrillers and it was just as good as the first.  The more I read from Tina deCoux,  the more I want.

Deborah Strickland is the manager for Consolidated Freightways shipping department.  She and her crew are a tight knit bunch,  to include her assistant and best friend Marcy.  When she hires Desiree,  she feels something odd about her but forces herself to overlook it.

The night of the company Christmas party,  Desiree begs for a ride and hopes for friendship.  After a disastrous chain of events,  Desiree proves to be worse than all of their worst nightmares. 

When one crew member is accused of rape and Marcy is almost killed,  a surprising turn of events bring light to an unexpected and hurtful deceit from one of their own.  Now it is up to Deb to set things right,  while saving herself from being the next in line to die.

deCoux did a fantastic job in this series.  Every time I pick up one of her books I find it hard to put down and mad when I have to.  Her writing style is one that will draw you in from the first page and leave you wanting more.  I cannot wait to read the final book in this trilogy and I would strongly recommend you go out and get yourself a copy of the first book,  I Thought We Were Friends right now.  If you don't,  you are missing out on some fantastic reads.

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If you've ever been curious about the Holocaust and wanted to know more about what actually happened and the effects it left on survivors then this is the book for you.  Jeannette Katzir brings you smack dab in the middle of it with Broken Birds: The Story of my Momila.

I can't say enough about this book.  Katzir did such a fantastic job you feel the emotions from the beginning to the very end.

Channa and Nathan were caught in the middle of Hitler's Reign.  Fighting to survive,  they found each other.  Though they loved each other and made it through some horrific times,  surviving did not come without costs.

We are taken into the Holocaust,  from Channa being on the run from Nazi soldiers to Nathan enduring concentration camps.  This was so heart wrenching you had no choice but to want to save them yourself.

After Channa and Nathan marry,  they have five children.  Though the effects of the war are still imminent in their lives,  they try to provide a loving home for their children. 

We see these kids grow up,  we see emotional conflict,  and the worst is the sibling rivalry.  I felt bad for two of the children,  as they felt that they deserved everything without working for it. 

It was amazing to me how Channa loved her children yet tried to control every aspect of their lives even after they were grown.  Nathan always remained quiet,  and took things in stride.  Even after Channa departs from this world,  her way of life still seemed to hold strong.

I have never read a book such as Broken Birds.  I've always been curious as to what happened during this time and I will tell you that no history will ever have you feel the effects of war like this book.  Katzir did a fantastic job with detail,  drawing you in so deeply you had no choice but to feel.  I highly recommend Broken Birds to get a real taste for what actually happened,  the effects after and how that extends to the families.

If you want to learn more - visit Broken Birds online.



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As a child of Holocaust survivors, Jeannette Katzir’s life has been a study of the lasting effects of war.  Inspired  by her own family experiences, Katzir has dedicated years to in-depth research of the impact of World War II on survivors and their children.  She currently resides in the Los Angeles area , not far from her two children and grandson, with her husband.


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