Pretty Savage by TA Kunz

Pretty Savage

By: T.A. Kunz
Genres: LGBT+, mystery, Mystery & Detective, Thrillers, Young Adult
Published on: July 13, 2021
Pretty Savage by TA Kunz

Bad things never happen in the picturesque town of Haddon Falls ... until now.

It all starts with a killer party. It will end with a savage crime spree.

Seniors Donovan Walsh and Drea Sullivan attend a high school party for very different reasons. But after discovering the body of one of their classmates, they find themselves thrust into the same waking nightmare. From that moment, their lives become intertwined in a search for answers to questions they never should have asked.

As bodies pile high, the unlikely pair dig into Haddon Falls’ past and uncover secrets someone would kill to keep hidden. In a small town where every face is friendly and every door unlocked, Donovan and Drea must unravel who is an ally ... and who is willing to bury them—and the truth—six feet under.

Trigger/Content Warning: Some Profanity/Language, Mentions of Suicide, Death, Violence, Mentions of Attempted Sexual Assault (Not Graphic), Mentions of Death of A Parent, Drinking, Mentions of Drugs - All Involving Teens.

Perfect for fans of:
- LGBTQ+ stories for teens and young adults
- Detective stories for teens
- Teen thrillers

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also by this author: Two Little Lies,

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Once again, TA Kunz has kept me guessing and on my toes with his newest release, Pretty Savage. I love a good mystery and TA Kunz always delivers. Who doesn’t love a good mystery!


Donovan and Drea are both easy to like. Donovan reminds me of a friend I had in high school. They both feel like actual people. They aren’t unrealistic characters who have all the answers to all the things and I can appreciate that in a story. Too many characters nowadays just have all the answers and that’s not realistic, especially for a couple of teenagers. I love their senses of humor as well. As someone fluent in sarcasm and making jokes at the wrong time, I love seeing characters who do the same.


I really appreciated the length of this book. It took me 3 days to read it. Far too often either I’m loving a story, and it’s over too fast, or it just drags on forever and is full of filler. Pretty Savage is neither of those things. Every word is essential to the story, and it moves along at a great pace. It doesn’t seem to drag or have unnecessary filler just to add pages.


Kunz’s ability to make me see the story always amazes me. Every single book I’ve read by this author has made me feel like I was watching a movie even more than usual. I would definitely watch this if it were a movie, as long as the director didn’t ruin it lol. I love that I didn’t figure out what was going on until the end. They revealed just enough along the way to make you question yourself when you think you know who the killer is. I hate solving the mystery too early and I didn’t have that problem with this book.


Pretty Savage is a great read. It’s fast-paced, keeps you on your toes and guessing, and wraps you up so completely, you don’t want to do anything else until you find out how it’s going to end. The story revolves around high school students, but I thoroughly enjoyed it even as an older person. Highly recommend.



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About T.A. Kunz

Author T.A. Kunz has always had a fondness for reading thrilling mysteries and action-packed urban fantasies. So, it was no surprise when T.A. decided to write stories that they’d fall into one of those two genres. T.A. lives in Central Florida with two fur babies and a mechanical engineer who also happens to be quite the culinary badass, which there are no complaints about. Being a self-diagnosed caffeine addict, many joke that T.A.’s addiction to Starbucks coffee will likely be their downfall later in life.

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Polar Shift by Boone Brux

Polar Shift

By: Boone Brux
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 74
Series: Alaska Alphas #4
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Published on: April 21, 2020
Polar Shift by Boone Brux

Raven shifter, Kai Johnson, is balls deep in debt, and it will take a miracle to get the Alaskan lodge he and his brothers just purchased up and running. Though Kai has committed both body and wallet to making a go of it, things change when his childhood friend, Haven Seward, arrives, sporting a fat diamond ring on her finger. The idea of Haven marrying somebody else sends Kai into panic mode, and his plans for the future quickly unravel.
As the daughter of the previous pack Alpha, certain things are expected from Haven, but being unable to shift has limited her options. Her uncle believes marrying the new Alpha would be best for her and the other wolves, but her heart has always belonged to Kai. When Kai plants a toe-curling kiss on her and offers a possible solution to her predicament, she decides to risk everything to get what she wants.
But even if she succeeds, wolves don't marry ravens, especially Alpha's daughters. Her choice could start a clan war. Is putting everything on the line for love worth price the glacier magic might demand?~~~~~~~~~~Welcome to the world of Aurora Shifters, where magic comes to life beneath the northern lights, and the wilderness isn't the only place to find fur and fangs.
About Aurora Shifters: We are a collaboration of Alaskan authors who decided to put our own Arctic spin on hot paranormal shapeshifters. Look for wolves, bears, moose, ravens, seals, and many, many others. Each book stands on its own, with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers, but be warned - once you read one, you'll want them all.

Also by this author: To Catch Her Death (Grim Reality, #1), Styx and Stoned, Styx and Stoned

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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I met author Boone Brux when I went to Coastal Magic in 2015. Since then we have spoken once in awhile. In between our busy schedules try to maintain some form of communication. She is the author of a reaper series. That series is about a mother who after becoming a widow learns that she is a grim reaper. I highly recommend that series to everyone who likes a fun read about grim reapers.


This story however is not in that vein. In fact it is a collaboration with other Alaska based authors and is romance. Now I am always up for a good romance, and this series, and book do not disappoint. Polar Shift is the 4th book in the Alaska Alphas series. Kai Johnson is one of three raven shifter brothers who own a run down lodge that they hope to renovate, but the money just isn’t coming in. He is stressing about life when Haven, a childhood friend from another pack comes to the lodge wearing a huge engagement ring. She is the daughter of an alpha, but in her mind she doesn’t want what comes with that. She wants to have fun and spend time with her friend, even if that means a possible war between wolf and raven shifters.


I like this series as it follows the Johnson brothers. It starts with their buying and trying to renovate the lodge. Even when it seems everything is being thrown at them to fail. This story is the second book in the series I read, because of course I didn’t read them in order. I am a big fan of Boone’s writing style and enjoy their books. This book is no exception. I enjoy parts of Alaska into the story. It makes it feel in some cases that the reader is actually in Alaska with the characters. The overarching plot of love between different packs  Also the idea that these characters are trying to help fellow shifters, even when it seems hopeless.



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About Boone Brux

Boone's stories range from high fantasy to humorous paranormal.

Having lived all over the world, and finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, she's always looking for the next adventure. It's not unusual to find Boone traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush, gathering information for her stories. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs.

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The Final Babysitter by Abe Moss

The Final Babysitter: A Horror Short

By: Abe Moss
Genres: Horror
Pages: 50
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Published on: October 3, 2019
The Final Babysitter by Abe MossFind the Author: Website, Goodreads


Ryan needs money, so when she saw an advertisement for a babysitting job she took it without thinking. The money was good and the job seemed pretty easy. The rules were even simple, until the young charge clued her in on what was really going on, sort of. That is when Ryan has to decide rather she is going to go with the strange family tradition or if she is going to fight.


This is a short story, so while there wasn’t a lot of meat to it, there is enough to not only feel the terror that Ryan experiences, but also to get a glimpse of the family. I enjoyed this story for what it was, a short story about a young woman who took a job for some extra spending money.  This author does a good job of creating a story that brings the reader into the story, through the feelings. Definitely take a chance, not only for the story but also the author.

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About Abe Moss

Abe Moss has been writing horror stories for as long as he can remember, and hopes to never stop. He loves creature-features, psychological horror, supernatural horror, cosmic horror, you name it. With each book he writes, he hopes to try something a little different. The possibilities are endless and that's what he really loves about storytelling. He hopes you'll enjoy his stories, too!

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