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Unspeakable Words by Sarah Madison (2nd Edition)

Sarah Madison - Unspeakable Words CoverTitle: Unspeakable Words (2nd Edition)

Series: The Sixth Sense 01

Author: Sarah Madison

Genre: Contemporary, Other Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (200pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63533-335-0

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (10th March 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ – 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Special Agent John Flynn is everything Jerry Parker is not: dangerously handsome, coolly charismatic, and respected by his peers. Special Agent Parker is dedicated and meticulous, but his abrasive personality has given him a reputation for being difficult. When new information on a cold case appears, Parker is assigned to work with Flynn, and the sparks fly as their investigative styles clash. Contact with a strange artifact changes everything when it bestows unusual and unpredictable powers on Flynn… and the two men must learn to trust each other before a killer strikes again.

First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.

Purchase Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/unspeakable-words-by-sarah-madison-8275-b

Review: This story is a 2nd Edition and has been expanded to novel length.

Jerry Parker is used to being passed from pillar to post, going from case to case where he’s needed, but that doesn’t mean that he’s not silently seething with bitter resentment about being used for his expertise and then shipped off to a new case before an arrest is even made. John Flynn is the golden boy of the FBI his solve rate is through the roof and his easy charm and good looks means everyone loves working with him, but his past is what drives him and he’s haunted by that past.

Jerry and John are thrown together when a prospective witness comes forward on a serial killer case, The Grimm Fairy Tales Killer, but it leads to much more than that when the witness seems to be the killer’s new victim and a strange artifact complicates their lives.  

Sarah Madison couldn’t have given us two characters who are so different that they should be the anathema of each other, but who actually make a tenuous connection that works for them. Their circumstances leads to a fascinating story that would have been brilliant just from the case and their slowly developing relationship, but add in the unusual paranormal aspects and holy hell it takes it to another level altogether! 

The story is from Jerry’s POV but there are certain times during the story that I would have loved to be in John’s head, that would have been awesome… don’t get me wrong Jerry is awesome in his own right, but the things happening to John wow.

Unspeakable Words is a fantastic contemporary FBI story that has the added bonus of paranormal aspects, it gives the author more to play with and this author hit it just right. We have a fascinating case, characters who struggle with new developments and a tentative budding relationship… there’s also a dash of danger as John uses his new ability to hunt down Jerry when he vanishes.

I recommend this story to those who love difficult characters, a dash of paranormal in their contemporary, some serious teasing and hot sex, and great characters who bring a great story to life.

Unspeakable Words by Sarah Madison Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi guys, we have Sarah Madison popping in today with her upcoming  expanded re-release Unspeakable Words, we have a fantastic guest post and a great new excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Unspeakable Words

(The Sixth Sense 01)
by

Sarah Madison

Special Agent John Flynn is everything that Jerry Parker is not: dangerously handsome, coolly charismatic, and respected by his peers. Special Agent Parker is dedicated and meticulous, but his abrasive personality has given him a reputation for being difficult. When new information on a cold case appears, Parker is assigned to work with Flynn, and sparks fly as their investigative styles clash. Contact with a strange artifact changes everything when it bestows unusual and unpredictable powers on Flynn…and the two men must learn to work together before a killer strikes again.

First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.

Release date: 10th March 2017

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Unspeakable Words by Sarah Madison Cover Reveal, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Sarah Madison stopping by today with the stunning new cover to her upcoming re-release Unspeakable Words, we have a fantastic guest post, a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so admire that gorgeous cover, enjoy the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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Unspeakable Words

(The Sixth Sense 01)
by

Sarah Madison

Special Agent John Flynn is everything that Jerry Parker is not: dangerously handsome, coolly charismatic, and respected by his peers. Special Agent Parker is dedicated and meticulous, but his abrasive personality has given him a reputation for being difficult. When new information on a cold case appears, Parker is assigned to work with Flynn, and sparks fly as their investigative styles clash. Contact with a strange artifact changes everything when it bestows unusual and unpredictable powers on Flynn…and the two men must learn to work together before a killer strikes again.

First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.

Release date: 10th March 2017

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Truth and Consequences by Sarah Madison Blog Tour, Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Sarah Madison stopping by with her brand new release Truth and Consequences, we have a great interview with Sarah and her character Lee, we have a lovely snippet from the story and we have a fantastic giveaway where you could win a copy of Unspeakable Words the first book in the series! So enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~

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Truth and Consequences

(Sixth Sense 03)
by

Sarah Madison

When FBI agent Jerry Lee Parker wakes from a coma after a murderous attack on his life, he has no memory of his immediate past. In the blink of an eye, he has gone from having a nearly photographic memory to recalling nothing of the last six months of his life, including his partner and lover, John Flynn. While Lee tries to reboot his past and reconnect with John, there are events at play around him he doesn’t understand. John is keeping secrets from him, secrets which could get them both killed.

Matters come to a head when Lee is hounded to turn over a mysterious artifact, of which he has no knowledge. The two men wind up in a fight for their lives as they risk everything to keep the powerful relic out of the hands of a ruthless killer. In order to protect those he loves, however, John may be forced to make a deal with the devil.

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Walk a Mile by Sarah Madison Blog Tour Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, we now have Sarah Madison stopping by with Walk a Mile… the long awaited sequel to Unspeakable Words, and I have to tell you it is a beauty 🙂 Now Sarah’s brought along a very tasty teaser and a superb giveaway so I won’t keep you from enjoying this post and my review, just remember to cick that Rafflecopter link ❤ ~Pixie~
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Walk A Mile

(The Sixth Sense 02)
by

Sarah Madison

Six months after starting their hunt for a serial killer who is still at large, FBI agents Jerry Lee Parker and John Flynn are partners in every sense. But Jerry has serious doubts about their relationship and whether they would even be together if not for the way Flynn changed after touching a mysterious artifact in a museum.

Flynn hates the extraordinary power bestowed on him by the artifact and wants nothing more than to have a normal life again. Jerry fears that without the unusual connection they forged, Flynn will no longer want or need him. Chasing after a similar artifact takes them back to Flynn’s old stomping grounds in Washington D.C., where his newfound abilities uncover long-buried secrets, the kind people would kill to protect. But they aren’t the only ones looking for these powerful relics, and what they discover will threaten their relationship—and their lives.

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The Boys of Summer by Sarah Madison

17798678Title: The Boys of Summer

Series: N/A

Author: Sarah Madison

Genre: Contemporary (Interlude Historical WWII)

Length: Novel

Publisher: Sarah Madison (April 14th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb: Working for a California-based film production company, David McIntyre is the go-to man for matching the right location to the right project for the right price. On an extended trip to Hawaii, he hires Sutton’s Air Service to cart him all around to some of the most exotic locations in the South Pacific. During one of those trips, a freak tropical storm forces them to make a crash landing, leaving both men stranded without a radio and with very little in the way of food and water. Rick Sutton’s injuries make it imperative that they be rescued soon, and David finds himself calling on all his professional skills to keep both of them alive.

It takes a vivid dream about WW2 however, to make David realize that he has real feelings for Rick—more than just his natural concern that both of them get out of this mess alive. But putting his heart on the line might be the greatest risk David has ever taken—does he have the courage to make it before time runs out on both of them?

Product Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/306320

Review: Well, first of all, I’d like to acknowledge the beautiful cover work for this book. It’s fantastic and put me into a proper mind-space for the book.

Second, I’d like to stress the fact that this is a self-published work, so the typos and grammar errors I found on the way, especially at the second half of the book I’m not going to count all that much, mostly because they were not horrible and did not affect my reading enjoyment.

And now the story.

This is not the typical “we had a plane crash and fell in love while waiting rescue” story. From the very beginning, it had an underlined humor and a slow-build of intensity that grabs your attention. David is the character from whose point we see things and his personality comes forth early on. He’s the typical Hollywood guy, or so it seems, and everything about him screams hilarious. He’s the guy that will come up with a line from a movie for everything happening in real life and his knowledge on things is great. He is actually very intelligent, something we rarely see on Hollywood-types. Rick on the other hand is quite the opposite. He rarely speaks unless what he has to say is worth hearing; he’s serious and keeps to himself. He’s something of a mystery almost through the entire book.

So when the plane crashes you expect that Rick will take matters on his hand fending off a crazed Hollywood drama queen. Right there we get pleasantly surprised with Rick of course doing all he can, since he’s wounded, but David shows some real strength and determination, and an iron will to survive and keep Rick alive.

The second surprise that I had not seen coming was the fact that there is total lack of the “only two people on earth and let’s start screwing our brains out” factor. There is no jumping each other’s bones here while our characters are strangled in the island, only the slow build of emotions and feelings. On one hand I recognize the brilliance of this approach. It was damn invigorating to read a book where the realistic approach has been given proper weight. On the other hand though it made the ending somewhat surreal, but I’ll come back at that in a bit.

So the WWII historical story comes in the form of a dream. David has been quite stressed and exhausted trying to keep Rick in health long enough for the rescue team to find them. He’s also suffering his own wounds albeit smaller that Rick’s. The entire desperation of their situation hits him and in his dream, reality and fiction merge together. The story is quite wonderful indeed. It was partly inspired from Alan Turing’s life and work, partly on the WWII pilot’s and their sacrifices. I loved it. The thing that got me more was the fact that the author took parts of the prime story and blended them within the dream in a great way and indeed she gave life at the illusion of David hallucinating due to his circumstances.

So far I was utterly convinced that this was a 5 hearts read for me, unfortunately the end of the book didn’t satisfy me as much as I thought. David displays a side of him that I totally despised, a major drama-queen act that had my jaw hanging, and Rick; well I don’t know what to make for his final façade. If that was the real Rick than I’m very disappointed. Their relationship escalated in one go so fast, so furious that the “surreal” feeling didn’t let me go for many hours.

However, even though the end of this story let me down, I did enjoy the story in its entirety quite a lot. The writing skill was very good, the blending of contemporary and historical was of my taste and the intimate scenes as they were, were excellent for me.

So if you love a good romance with a bit war desperation blending in this is a book you’d love to read. I certainly enjoyed it.

 

Practice Make Perfect by Sarah Madison

Title: Practice Makes Perfect

Author: Sarah Madison

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novella (120pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (7th November 2011)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: The now-extinct Brill gifted humankind with the technology of space travel, but the implacable Swarm is determined to wipe all humans from the face of the universe. But the human race won’t give in so easily. On board the spaceship Fearless, a team led by Dr. Rhys Aubrey and Major Jim Tanner is tasked with developing technology for the fight and making new allies to trade for whatever edge they can get.

Every day the Fearless ventures forth to new worlds and faces challenges that forge strong bonds of friendship among the crew—and perhaps something more between Rhys and Jim. In a life filled with danger and trouble around every corner, are Rhys and Jim ready to risk their hearts too?

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2584

Review: Rhys is a genius on board the Fearless and he has a huge crush on his team leader Tanner. Tanner is a Major and he leads expeditions to new planets and has good friendships with his team mates.

This book has a good science fiction story-line and plot and is quite well written. This story is from Rhys’s POV and he comes across as a know-it-all and that’s because he is.  but he isn’t very good with interacting with other people and he always second guesses himself when it comes to anything outside work. We don’t really get a good feel for Tanner because Rhys thinks that Tanner still blames him for an explosion that happened on Fearless.   All we get is that he is a strong leader who goes with his gut instincts.  The secondary characters are great and I would love to read more about them (especially Grylis).

Tanner does seem to be receptive to Rhys but Rhys keeps pulling back; adding doubts upon doubts and straining their friendship. When they have a close call Rhys decides to take the plunge and risk his heart as he knows that in space anything could happen. I really enjoyed this story and I really liked the way it started where they were already on a mission and arguing about it.  It plunged you right into the story and you got immersed immediately. I also liked that we got a really good background on how the human race got its start into space travel and the means to do it.  I think that would make a great story as well.

So I recommend this to those who enjoy science fiction, hot sex, adventure, a great story and a happy for now ending.