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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Cover Reveal & Giveaway - Betrothed by Christina Bauer

Betrothed
(Angelbound Origins, #1.5)
Author: Christina Bauer
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication Date: January 30th, 2019
Genre: YA Fantasy

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Cover Reveal - Love, Cutter by Michelle Jester



Love, Cutter
Author: Michelle Jester
Publication Date: August 28th, 2018
Genre: NA Contemporary

Book Description:
One of her prize possessions is a bracelet with only a yellow, Rubber Duckie charm on it; which she wears every day to remind her to enjoy the fun and happy things of life!

After an attempted suicide Carter finds himself in a coma. He is able to hear the world around him, yet he can’t move. What he hears propels Carter to begin to see life in a new way, especially when one of his nurses, Kinley, shares parts of her tragic past with him. Soon, Carter realizes he is falling in love with her.

Months after being transferred from the hospital, to a rehabilitation facility, he suddenly wakes up with a passion to live that he never had before and a determination to find the one person he feels may be able to help him put the pieces of his life together again. However, when he returns to the hospital, Kinley is gone and Carter must try to find her based solely on the things she shared with him while he was in a coma.

Only, nothing is as it seems and Carter learns the biggest lesson of them all… the differences between expectation, perception, and reality.




About the Author
Michelle Jester lives in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana with her husband, high school sweetheart and retired Master Sergeant. Together they have a son and daughter. She is a hopeless romantic and has been writing poems and stories for as long as she can remember.

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Heart of the Colossus by Nicole Grotepas

Heart of the Colossus
(A Holly Drake Job Book, #3)
Author: Nicole Grotepas
Publication Date: July 12th, 2018
Genre: Adult Science Fiction / Steampunk

Book Description:
Holly Drake and her team have seen the evil lurking behind everything the Shadow Coalition does. The last time they plunged into the heart of the shadow empire, they could only rescue one. Now they’re going back for the rest. The crew is ready and willing to put everything on the line. They have a plan, they have the means, this is the job they were born to do.

The mission is a logistical nightmare. How can Holly and her crew save an entire fleet of children? The answer: whatever it takes. Co-opting fuel tankers, recruiting explosives experts, hiring pilots, and revisiting mysterious specters from the past. Some things are too painful, even for Holly Drake, but when it comes to freeing the innocent, not even the ugliest mistakes from her past will hold her back.

Save them all or die trying.

But time and space are stacked against them.

Is this the mission that will unveil the true nature of the Heart at the center of the Shadow Coalition? She’s seen the hands, just who is the heart?


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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Cover Reveal - Hunted by Them by Lia Davis



Hunted by Them
(Witches of Rose Lake, #3)
Author: Lia Davis
Publication Date: October 10th, 2018
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Book Description:
Run, Cassia!

I’ve dreaded my sister’s telepathic warning since the day she left me in the care of the Carter Moon Pack.

They’re coming for you.

Now, I’m an animal to be hunted down. All because the Council fears the power that runs in my veins.

Because I’m a hybrid witch and wolf. It doesn’t matter that father is a councilman.

The council’s hunters are closing in, and I’m running out of options. When I stand my ground and face them, I’m no match for the four alpha males that flood my senses with desires too strong to ignore.

I have a choice to make.

Stay and fight, or keep running.

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Hunted by Them is the third installment of the paranormal, reverse harem Witches of Rose Lake series.



Reading Order
Marked for Them
Fighting for Them
Hunted by Them
more to come…

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About the Author
In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.

While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.

Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it!

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Sunday, 8 July 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Entangled Earth by David Lea

Entangled Earth
Author: David Lea
Publication Date: June 1st, 2018
Genre: Sci-Fi / Apocalyptic Thriller

Book Description:
Physics isn’t easy. Rule number one should always be ‘Don’t destroy the world’, but sometimes science doesn’t follow the rules.

An experiment gone wrong means the Earth might only have days left. The planet is being torn apart by an invisible and deadly… something. 

Physicist Mia Green must get home to England, from a devastated Paris, to find her family and maybe, just maybe, stop the experiment that’s ending the world.

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MY REVIEW

Well, this was rather surprising. I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. As the blurb didn't give much away, I wasn't sure what it entailed, but the moment I started reading, I was drawn into the chaos that main protagonist Mia found herself in. Be prepared for multiple casualties (gory deaths are aplenty).

Long story short, an experiment in the High-Energy Physics lab at the University of Cambridge has gone horribly wrong and now the world is on the brink of destruction. Dr James Frankle created a machine (a molecular entangler) in hopes of proving that the multiverse theory is real, with the possibility of communicating between parallel universes (if the experiment is a success, that is). Obviously, things don't go according to plan, and while the entanglement has been achieved, it starts to expand, causing Dr Frankle to lose complete control. As the entanglement gets stronger, its effect starts to affect the entire planet. Young physicist Mia Green narrowly escapes death as the Eiffel Tower is torn apart by an invisible source. With the help of survivor Bruce Cole and elderly scientist Abraham Lane, Mia must race from Paris to Cambridge to turn off Dr Frrankle's machine before all is lost.

As if facing invisible obstacles wasn't hard enough to deal with, Mia also has to worry about her husband and son, whom she left back in Cambridge. Will she get to the machine in time, and if so, will there be anyone left on Earth for her to save?

Entangled Earth was a thrilling apocalyptic story. Although the experiment was rather surreal, I loved the way the characters handled the challenges that came their way. The methods used were plausible and you could just imagine being in their situation and having to come up with ways of how to manoeuvre such a catastrophic environment. I love how descriptive and detailed it was. The story truly came alive. For about the first half of the book, the story doesn't take a breath. It's action, chaos and excitement all the way. My interest waned a little through the second half but then picked up again towards the end - an ending that was very unexpected, I might add.

This book would be great as a movie. It might be a little hard for some to wrap their minds around how such an experiment could happen in the first place, but once you get past the inception of the concept, you'll enjoy the journey. I can see this book being adapted into a movie. Numerous apocalyptic movies came to mind as I was reading the book, and this would fit right in.

A thrilling read.

VERDICT


Award: Gold
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Source: Author

Friday, 6 July 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway - An Impossible World by S.P. Cervantes

An Impossible World 
Author: S.P. Cervantes
Published by: Amber Leaf Publishing
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
Genre: Adult Dystopian Romance

Book Description:
“In this world, loving someone is a weakness.” He let his fingers trace my chin, “I’ve always been strong. I need to be strong.” His voice was a whisper as his eyes fell to my lips.

I didn’t break my gaze from his, “You are strong.” I wanted to say so much more but was too lost in the way his eyes told me he wanted everything I did.

He leaned in so close that I could feel his warm breath mix with mine. He placed one hand on the wall behind me, “You make me weak.”

“I want to be the first person you kiss under the stars, and I think you do too.”

He didn’t wait for my answer, he was right, he knew everything about me.

What would happen if terrorism spread and hate took over? What would the world become?

Isabella (Belle) Grey trained her entire adult life to protect those around her––training that would prove invaluable in her quest to make a new life. Forced to live in an impossible world, terror was not only outside the walls of her protected community but also raged behind the walls of her very own home.

No longer willing to put up with her husband’s drunken abuse, Belle made the desperate decision to run away from the safety of her community and escaped alone into the broken world beyond.

Chased by death as bombs exploded in the distance, her next decision could not only save her life but could potentially bring light back into her darkened soul.

When faced with the impossible, Belle found strength in an unsuspecting stranger who set her path in a new direction––one she never considered.

Fear. Love. Revenge. Strength … all come together in this epic tale of fate and survival.

Only 99¢ for a limited time!

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Blog Tour Spotlight - The Freedom Club by Cindy Vine



The Freedom Club
Author: Cindy Vine
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 184
Genre: YA

Book Description:
“We could be anybody and everybody. A group of high school stereotypes with one thing in common.  Every one of us has a story.”

Every high school has the bullies, the freaks, and the weird kids that make you feel uneasy.  Rourke High has more than their fair share.  A few months before the end of their senior year, a group of seemingly mismatched kids get together to form The Freedom Club, hoping that they can support the victims of bullying, before they graduate.  As they uncover secrets and lies they plot revenge – and discover love, friendship and truths about themselves, building up to a shocking climax that will leave you reeling.

Do you ever really know the person next to you?

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Monday, 2 July 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Rival by Arwen Paris




Rival
(Fate of the Stars, #2)
Author: Arwen Paris
Publication Date: November 1st, 2018
Genre: YA Science Fiction / Urban Fantasy

Book Description:
It’s a role she didn’t want…

One deadly week has passed since seventeen year old Allison Delaney realized she must save Earth from the parasitic race of Ma’tiok. But the task is even more complicated than Allison feared, and she’s being set up to fail. Blamed for a fatal blow to the Alliance fleet that killed dozens of soldiers, Allison must face judgment for their deaths. The High Priestess Kiobaan is Allison’s only hope. Kiobaan sees the warrior spirit in Allison, along with her potential both politically and physically and agrees to train her.

And a game she can’t afford to lose.

Meanwhile, though Allison is the human host of Eenoki, protector of life, she’s not yet ready to harness their combined energy. Their bond is unpredictable at best—volatile at worst. Time is running out for Eenoki and Allison to trust each other—all or nothing—or she’ll never gain the power she needs to defeat the Ma’tiok and save Earth. When Allison is marked for death by an unknown enemy, the High Priestess Kiobaan must step-up and fight. But in return Kiobaan extracts a pledge from Allison, one that will compromise her new status and make her a target.

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Sunday, 1 July 2018

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Book Description:
A secret hidden in plain sight. A devastating attack. And a world hanging in the balance.

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First—there are others on Pendomus.

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Book Description:
Natasha’s life begins the night she is turned. With the ability to channel fire, a gift that only belongs to the witches, she becomes a terror— not only to the packs, but all the supernatural breeds. She’s known as Blaze. The deadliest vampire out there.But Blaze has a secret. She didn’t want to become a vampire, she needed to become a vampire, and her reasoning is lost. It died the night her human life did.Her conscience activates when two varcolacs visit the covenant, looking for allies for the Great War.

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

June Favourites

Welcome to my June Favourites.

Here, you will find a list of the movies and books I watched and read in June and my favourite among them.

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Friday, 29 June 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Jake, Lucid Dreamer by David J. Naiman

Jake, Lucid Dreamer
Author: David J. Naiman
Publication Date: May 4th, 2018
Genre: MG Magical Realism

Book Description:
12-year-old Jake has been suppressing his heartbreak over the loss of his mother for the past four years. But his emotions have a way of haunting his dreams and bubbling to the surface when he least expects it. When Jake learns how to take control in his dreams, he becomes a lucid dreamer, and that’s when the battle really heats up.

Using his wits to dodge bullies by day and a nefarious kangaroo hopping ever closer by night, Jake learns about loss, bravery, the power of love, and how you cannot fully heal until you face your greatest fear. This uncompromising novel is a magical yet honest exploration of emotional healing after a devastating loss.

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MY REVIEW

The story is pretty straightforward, and it's a quick read. It explores the trials and tribulations of Jake, a 12 year old who is overcome with the loss of his mother four years ago and also frustrated with just about everything in life - from school bullies to family drama.

Initially, I was very excited to read this book as it sounded very intriguing, and while it started off great, pulling me in right from the get-go and making me feel a lot of compassion for Jake and his family, the story soon started to drag, which made the book seem a lot longer than it actually was. It just felt as though I was experiencing the same incidents again and again without much development. There were some beautiful moments where I felt very connected with the character, and then the story would lose my interest, and I would disengage from it.

I think the biggest problem for me was that the character felt as though he was lacking a purpose - a goal, so to speak. I loved Jake as a character. He was likable and flawed. I liked how he handled the struggles that came his way. Some good lessons to be learned here. As a character, Jake had potential to grow, which made me want to know more about him. Unfortunately, I wasn't too much of a fan of the plot. Certain situations were extended for too long and Jake never seemed to drive the story. He merely appeared to be going through the motions.

Despite me not enjoying the story much, I did enjoy the author's writing style. I thought he brought out the characters' emotions effectively, and I certainly felt a connection to Jake and his family.

I wanted to love the story as much as I loved Jake, but it just wasn't meant to be. It was still an okay read.

VERDICT


Award: Silver
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
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BOOK REVIEW: Short or Tall Doesn't Matter At All / Part Of The Rainbow by Asaf Rozanes

Short or Tall Doesn't Matter At All
Author: Asaf Rozanes
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2018
Genre: Children's Picture Book

Book Description:
This is a story for all those who feel a little different or have been left out.

With bravery, kindness and determination, Mia shows her friends that everyone, no matter how small or different, has talents and skills too.

Every child and grown up goes through struggles to fit in or find their place in a world that is often confusing and sometimes cruel.

Each and every one of us has something which makes us different, unique, special - and that's a GOOD thing!

In this insightful and inspiring book, children will learn what is really important in life by focusing on the following values:
Kindness
Acceptance
Learning to be themselves
Friendship
Kindness

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MY REVIEW

I really enjoy a good picture book. They just fill me with joy. Mia gets a lesson on the importance of difference and how being different can be a great advantage. She learns not to worry about the little things in life - no pun intended. There are important things in life one should focus on and other things that you shouldn't really worry about - such as whether you're short or tall.

Why worry about what you can't change instead of thinking about what you can change? As much as the kids made fun of Mia because of her height, she soon came to realise that she's perfect just the way she is and that the world needs both tall and short people.

It was a good lesson to learn, and I really liked the example used to demonstrate the importance of being different and accepting who you are.

VERDICT


Award: Gold
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Source: Author


Part Of The Rainbow
Author: Asaf Rozanes
Publication Date: May 5th, 2018
Genre: Children's Picture Book

Book Description:
Mia’s story is one we can all relate to, the differences between us and learning to accept our own unique traits.

As Mia struggles to find her place in a class devoid of green, she learns how special she is and how all of us, together, make the best rainbow of all.

In this insightful and inspiring book, children will learn what is really important in life by focusing on the following values:
Accept yourself and what makes you unique
Accept others and what makes them different
Together we all create the amazing rainbow of life

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MY REVIEW

Another joyous story about being different and accepting who you are. Loved the rhyming scheme. What I enjoy most about these books is that they don't feel preachy. Some kids don't like reading because they feel they're being pressured to be a certain way. This isn't the case here. You completely forget you're learning because the story is portrayed in such a joyous manner. Reading can sometimes feel like a chore, but this book is just pure fun.

We are all unique because we are all different. A wonderful read.

VERDICT


Award: Gold
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Source: Author