Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Last Orphans by Neil W. Harris Book Review....... 20/20 Stars!!

The Last Orphans by Neil W Harris

Published by Clean Teen Publishing

Reviewed by Author Holly Newhouse for Eternal Book Reviews

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"In a world of it's own, it's so amazing.....20 out of 20 Stars!"

       I cannot begin to rave enough about this book!!! Being asked to read this amazing and fascinating book is a dream come true for this reviewer! I just could not put it down!
     Knowing first hand the great amount of work that goes into the writing of a book, editing it and editing some more until it becomes not only your masterpiece but your very soul becomes part of it and that is clearly seen in this magnificent book and is written by an equally amazing and masterful storyteller!
     This fantastic fast paced book begins with the world thrown into chaos as everyone over 18 is killed or destroyed by animals, insects, etc... in nature. You meet Shane, a teenage boy as shell shocked as any seasoned soldier who has lived through the trauma of war. Through his vow to keep the girl of his dreams and her little sister safe from harm, an unwilling yet true leader emerges out of the chaos to take control and lead over seventy kids through a world that has basically become a war zone. He almost losing it himself in order to save the lives of the others in his quest to lead those he is in charge of, to safety.
    This amazing author is extremely well written and the editor has done a tremendous job as well with this book. The character development is superb and the plot as well as the storyline, oh my goodness, it is extremely realistic, fascinating and flows beautifully throughout the whole book! The descriptions are vivid and give just enough detail to incite the imagination but not too much as to be overdone.
     I was able to visualize the characters, how they looked and what they were doing as they dialogued and that takes some true talent to accomplish. I not only felt that I was right there in the book with Shane and Kelly and the rest but, it no longer became a book I was reading but a movie I was watching play out in full color and volume in my mind and very few authors have been able to do that and then, its usually non-fiction authors who accomplish it the best but Neil Harris has done exactly that for me and that is the highest compliment I can give.
    This book moved me to the point where I cried, laughed, cringed and even yelled at the characters and along with them, I wanted to jump right into the book myself, so engaged was I with the book and the characters themselves and for the first time I felt my adrenaline and fight or flight response kick in and with a book at that! That is exceptionally rare for me.
   To be honest, this author is pretty darn amazing in my opinion and in his ability to tell a story and make this reviewer feel so many things and become so engaged that there were points in the book where I had to stop reading or risk breaking my computer! No kidding!
    Author Neil Harris has done the impossible through his words and ability to tell a fantastic story, his ability to vividly describe and set up a scene and buildup to several conflicts and does so flawlessly.

Don't believe me? Then I highly encourage you to read this book for yourself! You won't be sorry, not one bit, I can guarantee you that! Take it from someone who has read literally millions of books and thought I had seen and heard it all but, I have been proven wrong by a few authors lately and this author is one of them!

  I rarely say this but, I will say it now, i will be sitting on my hands and on pins and needles awaiting for book 2 to come out so I can once again immerse myself into this magnificent series and I will definitely be begging this amazing author to please let me read and review book 2 of this series! Look out followers, mark my words, this will become a new bestseller!

On a final note, I want to deeply and personally thank Author Neil Harris for asking me to read and review his book. It has a been a true honor and thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing a book that completely turned my world upside down for a time, you are truly gifted sir!

Running by SC Bryce Book Review- 5/5 Stars

Running by SC Bryce

Clean Teen Publishing

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 Reviewed by Author Holly Newhouse for Eternal Book Reviews



Book Description - 

Kate Settles Into a Life with Her New Family: a Murderer, an Alcoholic, a Thief, a Teenage Runaway…and a Wolf.

Summer 1983: Abandoned by their mother, sixteen-year-old Kate, and her younger brother and sister find themselves on the streets.
Alone and homeless, they seek refuge in a derelict bungalow in the English countryside where they meet their new family: a robber, a convict, an alcoholic and a troubled teenage runaway.
Struck by the tragedy of her sister's death and terrorized by a new arrival, Kate yearns for an end to their brutal and squalid existence. She asks herself whether she should keep running or ask someone for help, someone like the woodcutter.
Does the mysterious stranger in the woods hold the secret to a wonderful future or a deadly past?


Book Review - 

 "Be prepared to experience intense heart pounding emotion!" 5/5 Stars
       This was an amazing young adult book! It's the first of it's kind that this reviewer has ever read. It's definitely in a class of its own. Kate and her siblings are taken in and cared for by Mannis who growls a great deal but underneath he's a caring man doing the best he knows how to take care of the kids. The three orphans go through a series of misadventures. 
     There are a lot of twists and turns, many that you don't even see coming until after it's happened. I will warn you that you won't figure it all out, won't put all of the pieces together until the very end - why everything played out the way it did in the book and that is pure genius on the part of the author! I never expected it and at the end had a huge Ah Hah! moment when all of the pieces finally came together and everything clicked into place.
    This book is magnificent, I just can't say that enough! It's well written and extremely intense and engaging to the point where you won't be able to put it down until you have read it to the very end. I began reading this book, being capture and drawn in from the first page and it kept its hold onto me until the end and what felt like only a few minutes had passed, I was shocked to see that in reality, three hours had passed! That does not happen to me very often.
     Now, onto the nitty gritty stuff. As I said, the book is well written by a master storyteller. I could visualize every character and every scene in the book without any issues at all. The whole book flowed quite nicely. Each character's background and how they came to be together, as well as the characters' development, plot and storyline were all masterfully crafted by Author SC Bryce.
      The scenes were logical in sequence. There was a sufficient amount of down time between intense scenes allowing for a build up to the next intense one. Every action can be clearly "seen" visually. The character dialogue was perfect allowing the reader to see what the characters were doing while speaking and were extremely realistic as were the scenes.
      Overall, this book was brilliantly done and written. I highly recommend this book not only to young adults but to adults as well who like a refreshing new read that is in a caliber all of it's own!

This Nearly was Mine by Nancy Farkas Book Review (5/5 Stars)

This Nearly was Mine by Nancy Farkas

Archway Publishing

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Reviewed by Author Holly Newhouse for Eternal Books Reviews

"Full of Raw Emotion and Real Life Experiences...." 5/5 Stars

      To be honest, I don't usually read non-fiction memoirs or books that read like them. With that being said, this one caught my attention right away and kept it as I read the whole book in one sitting. I loved the references the Author uses pertaining to movies, especially having seen them all and loved them all myself. I also love Author Nancy Farkas's use of witty remarks on who should play each character in the movie version of the book.

     The first thing that came to mind was that I really could relate to the character Annie and to some of her experiences and especially, to her educational background. First being an author myself and then because I too went to school in the same field, not for social work but for Marriage and Family Therapy and Victim Traumatization.

     Another thing I noticed was that Annie is a brave and courageous woman who really is much stronger than she realizes or sees herself as being. This is seen throughout the story of the book which Annie herself narrates. It's a story full of raw emotion, joys and sorrows, heartbreak and triumph. There will not be one man or woman who will not be able to relate to this story in one form or another. As someone who is 20 years younger than Annie in the book, I could relate well to the story and to Annie's life experiences. Her story is extremely raw and real life over choices made in her younger years and the acceptance she finally comes to having made those choices.

    This author is extremely well written and writes in such a way that it captivates the reader and keeps them reading until the end and then leaves the reader wanting more of the story. By the time this reviewer finished reading the book, I was unaware that five hours had just flown by in what felt like mere minutes, so engaging is engrossing is this book.

      The story flows nicely and the scenes as well as the characters are easily visualized. The author is right in saying at the beginning of the story that there is plenty of room for character development and she develops the characters in such a way that is completely relate-able and endearing. The characters and story pull you right in to the point where you feel you are living through all of the experiences right along with all of them.

      Being the hopeless romantic that I am, there were parts I expected or hoped maybe would end differently than they did, but in the end, the conclusions were the right ones for Annie and her family and for her deep love for her husband. That in itself is a testament to true love in real life. People come and go out of our lives as they are meant to but life doesn't stop because of it. The author's account of Annie's life is as raw and as true as one can get when baring their soul for the whole world to read through her writing and we can all learn from it too.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014




Meet Bethany Clayton who finds a journal with the power to allow her to travel into the past to meet her ancestors and fall in love with a very handsome gunslinger named Jebidiah Cole. They have several adventures including meeting the legendary "Dark One" also called the "Van Meter, Iowa Monster" in the early 1900s. Will Bethany and Jebidiah's love survive the test of time or will the rip in the fabric of the universe right itself? Will they survive their meeting with the dark one or will they be pulled into the Eighth realm of Hell?