Xunaira J.

I'm an avid reader of historical and contemporary romance novels like the regency romance, victorian era as well as murder mysteries of Julie Garwood and Jude Deveraux.

Before Time (The Time Trilogy Book # 1) - Xunaira J.
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Outpassage

Outpassage - Janet E. Morris, Chris Morris An interesting science fiction novel with captivating characters. It was worth reading.

Bum Magnet

Bum Magnet - Deborah McClatchey A well written story about a plus sized girl and her mistakes. Kind of reminded me of my romantic history when I read about Wendy and her difficulties with life. I would recommend it to all the plus sized women out there so that they can gain confidence on themselves too.

Amazing read!

Arielle Immortal Fury

Arielle Immortal Fury - Lilian Roberts “Arielle Immortal Fury” Is another wonderful book brilliantly written by Lilian Roberts. The book is filled with hot Romance, suspense, excitement and mystery.

The immortals keep the story moving in a very nice pace and the author has done a masterful job in keeping the activities breathtaking. I have now read all 6 books and I can’t wait for the next release.

Lilian Roberts is a very talented author that gives the reader what they want. I would recommend the book to anyone who is interested in Paranormal /Romance, mystery, thrill, and excitement. Get ready to be captivated as I was.

And the Sun Always Sets

And the Sun Always Sets - Danny Odato An amazing love story.

Mr. Odato had me captured from the first page of this story. An immensely engaging tale of two souls who are meant to be together and who strive together to fight with fate and win against the harsh cruelties of the society. I would recommend this book to everyone.

The Girl on the Trans-Siberian Railway

The Girl on the Trans-Siberian Railway - Lev Lenoir The Girl on the Trans-Siberian Railway was an epic read. Starting from Africa to Russia, the book had me captivated from the start. I was just curious about what was going to happen to Tom next and the author did not fail to satisfy my curiosity. Every twist and turn of the story was carefully planned and I enjoyed reading especially the part where Tom plans to visit the trans-Siberian Railways.

This is the first book that I have read on Russia and it's beauty and I would recommend anyone with taste of literature to try it out.

The Price of Honor: The Life of a Spy

The Price of Honor: The Life of a Spy - Danny Odato I have always been attracted to spy stories and this one was no different. Although, this is not the first time I'm reading a story by Mr. Odato but this has been the best story that I've read so far. Packed with intrigue and romance, this story is a well written story with the all the right ingredients.

Defending Hope: A Calvary Story of an Afghan Family Based on Real Life

Defending Hope: A Calvary Story of an Afghan Family Based on Real Life - Danny Odato After Khaled Hosseini's, And the Mountains Echoed, I have been attracted towards the Afghani way of living, culture and tradition. I have always been a fan of mystery, thriller and suspense and with this, I had all of it in the same package. Reading Mr. Odato's second book, I have immense pleasure in saying that he is one gifted author. Keep up the good work.

Coyote in Provence

Coyote in Provence - Dianne Harman What's more amazing than visiting places of your choice in your imagination. I always wanted to visit France and with this book, I had an amazing time visiting places that I've never been to and tasting scrumptious, delicious and mouthwatering delights. Dianne has done justice to France itself. Although I haven't read the first in this series but reading Coyote in Provence as a standalone book was a great experience.

Elena and Jordan kept me captivated until the end. I was wondering what would be the climax? Would Jordan find out who Elena really was? Will he help her or leave her because of her past? I wanted all these questions answered but I loved the reckless relationship they had and how they uncovered the theft of the paintings. Ms. Harman has a great gift of writing a compelling story. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Burning Down the House

Burning Down the House - Allie Gail This is the third novel that I have read by Ms. Allie Gail and she hasn’t failed to keep my attention and curiosity piqued till the very end. Being one of her beta readers as well, I enjoyed the book from start till end. At the start, I felt that the book was inspired by Stephanie Meyer’s, Twilight, but as the story opened up, my observation wasn’t quite true. I loved the character build-up of Rob and how the author had differentiated between the past and present of Rob. The dark lurking behind him, the mystery and suspense was too good (and too much to handle for me).

I had my guess on Riley as the villain but Ms.Gail surprised me with the twist and I loved it. This is a book worth reading for it makes your heart beat increase, your mind working out conclusions and in the end, the author shocks you all. Allie has always impressed me with her “The Immortal Touch Series” and this YA novel was quite different but I can say one thing about her, she is one gifted and talented author.

Great work, Allie. Good luck!!

Intent to Kill

Intent to Kill - Ryshia Kennie I received a copy of this book for an honest review. Intent to Kill by Ryshia Kennie is a detective story with all the necessary elements present. The author has elegantly described a well-thought crime story in which the main protagonist, Claire, is a journalist. She highlights the challenges faced by Claire and the people she meets on her way.

A story that comprises of love, hate, family bonds and care, Ryshia Kennie has done a great job with this book. It is a must read for all those who are fans of detective stories which consists of crimes and murder. Good Job, Ms. Kennie!

I would give this book a five star.

Love, Life and Everything Else

Love, Life and Everything Else - Xunaira J. If there is one thing in this world that will never change, that is mystery. And, these stories all have an air of mystery to them. They take you places that you never thought you’d ever be able to go. They’re emotional, suspenseful, and even-sometimes-fun.

I’ve always been told that an author has to have something special to help them stick out from other authors. For some, like me, it’s the type of story or plot of the story; for others it’s the writing style. But, for Xunaira, it’s the provocation of thought. No matter what story of hers you are reading, she finds a way to get your brain working—in a good way.

For example, in Footsteps in the Attic, every page makes you wonder more and more about the noises, and what the girls find. It never ceases.

In The Novelist, you think about the man, and revel in the amazing person he was. You sit and wonder about everything he could have been through in his life, and how amazing it must have been. And, for a novelist, like myself and X, it holds an even bigger meaning; we strive to be that novelist that has a life’s story to tell. That story had to have been my favorite; for obvious reasons.
Now, I know we don’t read books in an effort to think—in fact, a lot of us read to escape—but, don’t underestimate the power of thought. Sometimes, all it takes to enjoy life is to think about the possibilities.

Genevieve Scholl
Author of Catching a Cardinal

Bitten

Bitten - Anthony Farana When I started reading this, I wondered how ended up reading a mystery but then it started to impress me. Although, the story is somewhat short at the beginning, it winds up quite nice and scary as we move forward. Bitten is about four friends who go out on a dinner date to enjoy their weekend and a night out at a Mexican Restaurant, unknown to them that their night would turn into something out of Spiderman movie.

It all starts with Collette being subjected to a bite by a peculiar insect and they all get interested in it for the insect is one they have never seen. As they examine him, things begin to change and their normal night turns into a spooky, scary affair. Bitten is one of the most interesting yet well written short story by Anthony Farana. I have great enjoyment reading it out and spending my time with this book.

Good Job!

The Lost Pearl

The Lost Pearl - Lara Zuberi We all understand what emotions, feelings and tragedies could do to us but little do we understand until we are subjected to them. Others can feel your pain only when they have gone through it themselves and therein, lays the experience. In this tale of tragedy, trauma and politically changing world, Lara Zuberi has beautifully created a tale of a young girl Sana who fights the world alone for the love of her assassinated father. Looking closely at Sana’s character, it made me feel like I was looking through a mirror as her pain could be easily felt by me. With Lara’s beautiful descriptions of the scenarios and places and even Sana’s feelings as she grew up, it made me live the story in my mind’s eye. The story is beautifully carved with a genuine flow with the events generally flowing throughout although it had me gripping me the pages when Sana comes to know about Ahmar’s father.

Lara Zuberi had done a great job by weaving a tale that is worth reading. Her wonderful knowledge of history and the current affairs had helped us relive the past and understand the turmoil and the perils that had befallen our country over the years.

A wonderful and gripping tale. Good job!

Fire and Ash

Fire and Ash - Allie Gail Ms Gail doesn’t disappoint us once again with an action packed thriller with a strong story line and characters. Her characters seem to come to life right before our eyes and the way she brings everyone together is a talent in itself. Throwing cautions to the winds, her clues in the story are placed at the right time and the right place, keeping the reader guessing for what is to come.

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Sex in the Champagne Room (Wedding Wrecks #1)

Sex in the Champagne Room (Wedding Wrecks #1) - Jenna Rain The story is entertaining though but a lot more could be done to make it better, for example explaining Elizabeth’s situation with Nathaniel, the author could have been more elaborative about her relationship with her aunt, Cecily. The prose and narrative is really good and I wish the author success for her book.

To read the full review, log on to: https://thesaucyreviewer.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/339

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