Fantasy, Paranormal, Reviews, Romance, Thriller

/ ARC-Book Review / The Ganga Shift / Mary Bernsen /



Release Date-10th April 2018
Publisher-Parliament House Press
Kindle Edition

Life hasn’t been easy for Isabella. She spent most of her childhood in the foster care system, and now at twenty-two, she has landed herself in prison on drug charges. Her troubled past is what makes her a perfect candidate for the government’s latest scientific endeavour, Operation Gene Re-sequencing. No one will miss her. No one will question her absence. But, when it’s discovered Isabella is immune to their DNA-changing drugs, she is selected to be used as prey for those who aren’t.

Chase and Brayden couldn’t be more opposite; Chase is calm, reserved, and completely insistent that he will control the changes the virus is causing in his body. Brayden, on the other hand, has always been wild and uninhibited. He welcomes the new animalistic nature coming over him. The one thing they have in common? They both have a taste for the cute little inmate who is now sharing their cell.



The Ganga Shift by Mary Bernsen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-10/4/18

I really loved the Ganga Shift, it was so different and such a unique read.
I really don’t know why I had it in my head that this was some sort of menage story, maybe the blurb.
Just goes to show you shouldn’t make assumptions.
If I was to describe this to someone I’d say it was a menagerie of crossed genres that shouldn’t work but they just do.
The Ganga Shift in execution was bloody brilliant and I was glued to my kindle from the moment I started.
What I especially enjoyed was the inclusion of Hinduism.
I am not a religious person but if I were to identify with any faith at all it would probably be this as I just find the belief system so fascinating.
Don’t misunderstand me this book isn’t overly religious or preachy.
The Ganga Shift manages to intertwine the concepts and beliefs of Hinduism with a background stealth that welds it into the overall story so naturally.
Our tale is told from numerous POV.
Chase, Brayden, Isabella and the occasional viewpoint of Shannon a nurse overseeing treatment.
So you get a really well-rounded picture of what is occurring.
There are also a few other memorable characters that show there face as well some definitely a lot nicer than others.
All in all, this was such a fascinating experience and I am happy to recommend this.
It was well written overall and had no problem keeping my attention.
This story is a distinctly different read than the norm and I am ever so glad I have given it a chance.
Thank You to the Author for proving me with an ARC of (The Ganga Shift) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi

🕊ARC-Book Review🕊The Soulweaver🕊 by Heidi Catherine🕊



Release Date-19th January
Genre-Romance,Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publisher-Crooked Cat Books
Kindle Edition-234 Pages

She’s loved and lost him a hundred times across a thousand years. She can’t bear to lose him again.

Lin’s dreams are haunted by faces of people she’s never met. Unable to shake the feeling she’s lived before, she’s drawn to Reinier—a stranger whose soul is heartbreakingly familiar from a time gone by. 

Reinier helps Lin unravel the mystery of her past life as Hannah, a girl who sacrificed herself for her true love, Matthew. As Lin falls hopelessly in love with Reinier, her memories of her life as Hannah sharpen and she finds herself unable to let go of Matthew.

With her heart torn in two, Lin must decide whether she should stand by Reinier’s side or track down Matthew and fight for his love. What she doesn’t know is that her decision will ripple across our troubled planet, affecting far more lives than just her own. 

Winner of Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Pro award, The Soulweaver is a story that will change the way you see the world.

The SoulweaverThe Soulweaver by Heidi Catherine

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Release date: Jan 19, 2018
Arc Book Review.

So, I’m not really having much luck at the moment in regards to my reading material.
Here we have another Arc I was so looking forward to only to be let down again in my expectations.
I think I may need to lower them slightly, expectations that is, this is beginning to be a bit of a pattern for me lately.
So The Soulweaver by Heidi Catherine is a lyrical narrative that for me fell slightly too much on the wordy and preachy side of the fence.
The soulweaver basically tells the story of the life and death of Hannah/Lin and how all things are interwoven with rebirth, reincarnation and growth ultimately leading to a higher plane of enlightenment.
Reinier/Lin/Hannah/Mathew/Shen each of these has a role to play in the bigger picture that this tale is striving for.
So I wish I could say I loved this, But I really didn’t it was a bit of a chore to finish if I’m honest and I was really starting to skim near the end.
So, This was so going to be a two-star all the way then Soulweaver kinda side-swiped me from the left-field.
Throwing in that mega emotional ending and I’ve got to admit I kinda got a bit emotional and had myself a good old cry over it, I’m such a girl.
So yeh that weepfest was enough to pull it out of the bag for me and It got that extra star on the merits of my girly tears.
That aside, my main issue with this is I felt at times that I wasn’t reading a story but receiving a sermon. And even know religion itself is never outright mentioned.
There was enough of the Mother /Soulweaver and Creator/Author and the sin of suicide to make you think it was on the cusp sitting there, it was the elephant in the room just a different terminology was ultimately used.
In conclusion, this just really wasn’t for me.
Thank You to Netgalley, the publisher and the Author for proving me with an ARC of Soulweaver of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm

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