List of books available for review!

Our Write Side February 2017

Thank you for offering to be a reviewer for Our Write Side!

On the following pages, you'll find seven books in various genres available for review in the month of February. If you're interested in any of these titles, please contact us by February 5th with the book's title and your preferred format. Reviews are due at the end of the month (ideally, but this is flexible).

 

- Our Write Side Review Team

Kat Avila - kjavila@ourwriteside.com

 

David Wiley - david.wiley0@gmail.com

 

Please contact us if you have any 

questions or issues!

Important Announcement!

We are currently looking into creating another group of readers specifically for ARC copies of upcoming books. Those in the group will be given books and expected to post a review before/on their scheduled release dates. If you're interested in ARC copies, you must be a regular reviewer of the monthly offerings, so we know you have the time to read/review the books on a tighter schedule. This group would operate as a launch group for these pre-release books. 

If you're interested or have questions, please reach out to Kat Avila at kjavila@ourwriteside.com.

Happy New Year!

-Our Write Side Review Team

Jack Spratt by Joshua Robertson

Synopsis:

 

Pease Pudding has been missing for nine days. Mr. Eencey Spider and Miss Maggie Muffet are hot on the trail with their prime suspect being Jack Spratt. Haunted by the death of his fiancée, Jack will do anything to please his wife, Joan. But, in the end, only one will be left to lick the platter clean.

Genre: Fantasy

Available Formats: epub, PDF

Contact: Kat Avila

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Amazon

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Origins by Sean Hayden

Synopsis:

 

Being different is never easy, especially when you’re a vampire.

Ashlyn is far from normal. She was born a vampire, a trait that makes her utterly unique. Knowing this, her family strived to keep her existence a secret. Tragedy forces her from hiding and hunger drives her into the open. Unfortunately, living in a world that has accepted, embraced, and yet still fears the supernatural is never a good place to stand out. Especially when the one who notices you wants you dead. The only people who can save her want to use her as well, but she’s left with little choice. Ashlyn joins the FBI and becomes torn between two worlds. She can either be a monster, or she can help destroy them.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Available Formats: mobi, epub, PDF

Contact: David Wiley

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Nothing Goes Away by Angela Amman

Synopsis:

 

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~ Pema Chodron

Angela Amman's debut collection of short fiction delves into the private shadows of three very distinct relationships. For these three women, there are lessons to embrace before they can release the turmoil which holds them back from hope.

"Cicada Song" tells the story of a mother's struggle with her daughter's attitude toward food, revealing her own fears and misgivings.

In "Splinters," a young woman on the brink of first love copes with secret pain she thought long buried and banished.

"Scents of Iron and Pine" explores the depth of subtle cruelty and self-delusion a wife is willing to endure to hold her family together.

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Amazon

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Genre: Contemporary Lit, short fiction
Available Formats: mobi, ePub PDF

Contact: Kat Avila

Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

Synopsis:

 

What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone?

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven's fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White's own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:

The king is dead. 

The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.

It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what "happily ever after" really means?

Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.

Genre: Fantasy

Available Formats: mobi, ePub, PDF

Contact: David Wiley

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Amazon

Goodreads

Uncontrolled Spin by Jerry Summers

Synopsis:

 

Sean Green, the spin doctor for many multimillion dollar companies, becomes infatuated with the idea of helping a beautiful woman take her apparel business to the next level. During the process, his best friend, biggest client, and mentor is murdered at one of Sean's homes.

Through Brazilian connections, lessons in using the power of sex, international marketing, and police investigations, the writer develops an array of characters and plot twists that keep you turning the pages. With knowledgeable research, straightforward language, and the ability to draw the reader into the current situation, you will lose yourself in the characters Jerry Summers has created and brought to life (and death) in his first novel in a series of ""unmissable"" books.

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Amazon

Goodreads

Genre: Suspense

Available Formats: mobi, epub

Contact: Kat Avila

Broken Aro by Jen Wylie

Synopsis:

 

Open your eyes to darkness. What do you see? Does the darkness frighten you? Now imagine the darkness being the cargo hold of a slave ship. Your city has fallen. Your family is most likely dead. You don't know anyone around you, and some of them aren't even human. Giving up would be so easy to do, but not for Arowyn Mason. Not after being raised in a military family with seven brothers. Every great story should begin with a plan. Aro’s was to escape and to survive.

Escape comes, but at a price. As they reach the shore, Aro and the other survivors learn that freedom doesn’t mean safety. The slavers want their property back and will do anything to get it. The party uses every ounce of their brute strength, a hearty helping of cunning, and even ancient magics to keep themselves alive. Sickness, danger, and even love surprise them at every turn. Dealing with danger becomes their way of life, but none of them ever considered that nothing can be quite as dangerous as a prophecy. Running turns into another race altogether as her world falls to pieces again and again.

Amazon

Genre: YA Fantasy

Available Formats: mobi, epub, PDF

Contact: David Wiley

Check out at:

Goodreads

Check out at:

Amazon

Goodreads

Tesla's Signal by Laura Woodwalker

Synopsis:

 

Electric Wizard...Mad Scientist...Public Enemy Number One!

 

Nikola Tesla has a unique affinity for electric current...he can visualize the unseen...he speaks with beings of light. In 1899, he receives a message from “Mars”. When he meets the alien visitors, he finds their agenda not what he had expected. And they require his scientific expertise to further their aims.

 

Then things start to go wrong--and “mad scientist” Nikola himself is blamed. He and his brilliant colleague Clara must go on the run from alien captors and human authorities alike. They seek a refuge where they can develop their futuristic defenses against the “Martians”. At the same time, Nikola must learn to tap into the cosmic forces and face his own demons: his phobia of germs, touching and love.


Their only allies are the enlightened ones, on Earth and on a far-away world of disembodied energy beings. 


Eventually Nikola and Clara must return to a devastated New York City, where they will face the alien invaders in the final battle for the fate of humanity.

Genre: Steampunk

Available Formats: mobi, PDF

Contact: David Wiley