Archive for November, 2012

One Last Lie by Rob Kaufman

Rating: 5/10 ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 
Title: One Last Lie
Author: Rob Kaufman
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
URL: Amazon
Price: US$ 7.99
Summary [from the publisher]:
Philip and Jonathan have had the perfect life together for ten years – fulfilling every dream, except that of having a child. Along comes Angela, Philip’s college friend who apparently conquered her old demons of obesity and manic-depression.

After reacquainting and becoming good friends, the three decide to have a child together through artificial insemination of Jonathan’s sperm. From that point, Philip and Jonathan’s idyllic life begins to unravel. Angela’s mask of deceit gradually slips as her pregnancy awakens psychological and physical problems, leaving Philip and Jonathan regretting ever allowing her into their lives.

Told from an elderly Jonathan’s hospital bed, Angela’s tangled web unwinds into heartbreak, deception, legal battles, and finally murder – with a surprise ending no one ever imagined
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The Traitor Game by B.R. Collins

Rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 
Title: The Traitor Game
Author: B.R. Collins
Genre: Young Adult
URL: Bloomsbury Publishing
Price: US$ 16.99
Summary [from the publisher]:
Michael and Francis share a secret passion for Evgard, the fantasy world they have created together. But then Michael finds a note in his locker, revealing that the boys’ secret is out. Convinced Francis has been making fun of him all along; Michael gets revenge by telling the school bully that Francis is gay, guaranteeing that Francis will be next in line for a pounding. But did Francis really betray his friend? Or is Michael the real traitor?

This gripping story unfolds as both a contemporary story and an engrossing fantasy that brings the world of Evgard to life. Gamers, fantasy fans, and anyone who has felt alone in the world will be drawn to this unforgettable debut novel that tackles difficult issues without hesitation.
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The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture by Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau

Rating: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 
Title: The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture
Author: Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau
Genre: contemporary, thriller, erotica, horror
URL: Riptide Publishing
Price: US$ 4.99
Other Information/warnings: explicit violence, forced incest, non-consent
Summary [from the publisher]:
Sublime service, made to order.

The Flesh Cartel: an international, multi-billion-dollar black market that trades in lost souls. Or more specifically, their bodies.

Highly organized and frighteningly efficient, the Flesh Cartel could teach even the KGB a thing or two about breaking a human mind. Fortunately for their ultra-rich clients, they’re just as skilled at putting people back together again—as perfect pets, well-trained and eager to please.

No matter what your secret tastes or dark desires, the Flesh Cartel—for the right price, of course—will hand-design the plaything of your dreams.
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