Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trafficked - The Diary of a Sex Slave - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Sibel Hodge

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Elena is a twenty two year old widow with a four year old daughter,that are trying to make it in the world. Her best friend tells her of a job in Italy that pays well, when Elena decides to take it and leave for Italy, she is hit with a hard terror, after being blindfolded and drugged,she realises she is now a sex slave. Being raped and beaten by her owners and by the men who pay for her, she feels completely dead inside. When a failed escape gets her bought by another man, she tries to gain his trust, and after her initiation into the "Millionaires" club, she has some hope that one of the men will help her find her daughter and get her away from this life.

This is a story that really grabs you and hits you with reality. Sex Slavery and Trafficking is such a horrible crime, yet it is going on everyday and I hope this story will bring more attention to it and make others aware of this awful reality.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Parting Ways - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Patrick Sipperly
Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Peter Bishop has watched the preachers on tv every Sunday with his mom since he was young, he always took much pride in learning about God, once he graduates high school, he knows he wants to spread the word of God, but he doesn't want to be poor either. He becomes a Great Minister that can reach people with his preachings. But he comes to the point that he must choose to either keep his faith in God and God in his heart or take the path to denomination.

This book is not what I thought it would be, it will definitely leave you with a different outlook. It's fresh and exhilarating , I think anyone who reads it will enjoy it. I hope Pat Sipperly continues to write about Peter Bishop.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Gift of Joy - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Valerie Maarten

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Joy Tate's childhood was ripped from her by her abusive father , all she ever wanted was to make friends, one of the few times she was able to go out and play, she was protected from a bully by her neighbor Gabe, but when her father threatens the neighborhood kidto leave her alone they all turn from her. On Christmas Eve, Joy was only six when her father killed her mother, left alone in the world, Joy has made it her way of life. But she always held a special spot for Gabe in her heart, when Gabe comes home for Christmas, his guilt of ignoring Joy taunts him. He realizes that he loves her, but with her horrible past will she ever be able to trust him and allow him to protect her.

This is a magical story, it is so emotional with a strong plot and makes you reconsider what the real Joy's of Christmas really are.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Into Thin Air - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Valerie Maarten

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Maia is a twelve year old who wants to be able to fit in at school, once she convinces her mother to ease up and give her a little more freedom, Maia meets up with a friend she met on the internet and then she disappears.

For the next six years Maia endures horrible abuse and is made to watch young girls be killed. When Maia finally decides to try and escape with a five year old on her back, she knows what will happen if she doesn't find freedom.

Once she has escaped she can't let herself live with the guilt of not trying to go back and free the other slaves.

But will she be able to overpower cruel,disgusting men twice her size just to be guilt free and free the others or will her life come to an end by the man who took her innocence and made her a sex slave?

This is a very powerful story , it's very emotional and brings the reality of this horrible crime to life.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Coffee Shop - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Lauren Hunter

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Derrick meets a woman at The Coffee Shop and falls hard for her , but Annie wants to take it slow , her past has left her uneasy about opening up , as Derrick begins to prove himself to her ,and she begins to trust him , Derrick knows he loves her. But when it all seems like a dream , he has to believe in fate or be forever without Annie.

This book really surprised me , it has such a twist to it .

It took off quick and had my full attention . I loved the whole plot of the story , and all the unexpecting events is so wonderfully twisted. Author Lauren Hunter gave this story a different and unique concept that grabs you and doesnt let go until the end.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gastien - Part 1 : The Cost of The Dream - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By Caddy Rowland
Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson
This story really takes you on a journey, starting with Gastien as a young boy being abused by his father, who thinks Gastiens dreams are feminine. But his mother does try to help him, and she wants him to follow his dreams. Gastien knows he doesn't want to be stuck on a farm forever. As he goes into adulthood, he finds it hard to let anyone close to him, all he wants is to become an artist in Paris and be a great lover. With so many ups and downs and so many emotional rides, it's hard to put this book down. I really look forward to more from Author Caddy Rowland , she really dedicated herself to this story, and I am ready for more Gastien.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Raped and Abused by My Biological Father - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Desma Douglas
Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

This true story of Desma Douglas' life story is heartbreaking , when she was only twelve , her father got custody of her and thats when the beatings and rapes began , and became a prisoner in her own home. This man was a cruel , evil human being. The abuse and rapes was enough for Desma to endure , then she became preagnant by her father , not once but three times , but she miscarried with one. After years of being hurt to no end and having no one to trust or help , she finally made the call to the police that gave her and her two sons their freedom. This is a horrific story. I dont understand what can drive a person to hurt their own child the way her father did. Honestly , he doesn't deserve the title Father.
I am very proud that Desma took that step and that she is now doing well with her wonderful sons.

I recieved a complimentary copy of Raped and Abused by My Biological Father , as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. visit to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Secrets of Dreams - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

.By: Lisa Fox

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

This is a very Exotic and Enticing Story.

Stephanie knows Samhain is a powerful night , and though she wants to put all her energy into honoring her grandmother , she also wants to summon Rist and Calen, the twin demigods of dreams. Her lustful fantasies are to much of a temptation for her to ignore , but once she does the chant , will it even work , and if so , will the twins be able to satisfy her most wicked , sexual , dreams.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cherished - A Mystic Wolves Novella - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Belinda Boring

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Darcy has finally found a mate she loves more than life , but when she ignores his request and goes out alone to fight , one of the pack members is killed and she blames herself. While knowing Mason will no longer want her , she thinks of what to do , but she is surprised by Mason and his Love for her. He assures her that everything will be ok. Mason shows her in every way possible that he loves her and wants to be with her forever, Darcy feels the same and knows that she is Cherished by this wonderful man.

But before their Mating Ritual , they have a few issues to deal with along with having a meeting with Delvin a vampire who is an Enforcer set up by the vampire leader Zane , to eliminate threats to the supernatural community, and explain what happened the night before and find out how humans got their hands on vampire blood.

An emotional story , it has lust , anger , death and love. Very heartfelt.

Forever Mine - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Donna Grant

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Braden MacAlister is a Scottish Highlander who is planning an ambush on Niall MacDougall, to take back his land, his castle , and get vengeance for his family's death. But when Niall uses an innocent woman as a human shield , Braden knows he can not let her die. But before Braden can attack , Jean Mackay , Nialls Shield hits him hard enough to escape his hold , and though she is free , Niall disappears , leaving Bradens ambushto stop Niall unsuccessful. With a wounded man that is setting up infection , Jean offers to take care of him. While in Bradens village Jean is nursing the wounded warrior , all while yearning to feel Bradens touch. The passion they have for each other becomes overwhelming. While trying to plan the next attack on Niall , the temptation for passion towards each other escalates with a heated Desire that leaves them both wanting more . With it time to go to battle to take back whats his , he makes his way into the castle , but only to find that Niall has taken Jean once again. But will Braden be able to save her unlike he was able to save his family or will the woman he longs for die before him by Nialls dagger.

This is a passionate Scottish Romance , that has a little of everything in it , action , heartache , lust and betrayal. I really enjoyed how Author Donna Grant brought it alive by using Scottish slang throughout the story.