Showing posts from July, 2012

Jodi Thomas...Wild Texas Rose


Book 6 - Whispering Mountain Series

Twenty-five-year-old Rose McMurray may be beautiful, smart, and capable of running her adopted family’s ranch at Whispering Mountain, but she’s backed away from marriage three times without giving any reasons. Everyone thinks Rose is a coward, afraid of any adven-ture, including falling in love. She’s never done a single wild or reckless thing in her life...until now.

Talking with Jodi Thomas

When I began writing WILD TEXAS ROSE, I felt like I was going home. My footprints were already molded into the foundation of this Historical Romance. I’d been thinking about these characters for years and finally it was time for their story. All four men in this story were damaged by the Civil War but all were going on with their lives believing they’d always be alone. This book is about friendship that always stands fast and how the love of a few women, good or bad, can change a man’s life for the better.

This is my 25th Historical Romance, my…

The Light Between Oceans. O-M-G! This book is one to treasure

Tom spent four years in the war. He has returned home now for a more peaceful life. He takes a job as a lighthouse keeper. Tom meets Isabel. They get married and Isabel moves with Tom to the island where the lighthouse is. Tom and Isabel's dream of having a family is crushed when Isabel suffers a miscarriage. A miracle happens when Tom and Isabel are given a second chance but at what cost?

After reading the book summary for this book. I knew I had to check it out. O-M-G! This book is one to treasure. You should probably pick up two copies for yourself. One to display on your bookshelf and the other to read over and over again.

I can not imagine the situation and choice that Tom and Isabel faced when they first met Lucy. To be honest, if I was in their situation, I probably would have done the same thing. IN my eyes though, Lucy will always be Lucy. The ending did have me tearing up. It was a sad but happy moment. I would have to say however that I felt that first three quarters …

Buack Tanner's FAQ Volumes One Through Ten..Freaking Hiliarous!

Buck Tanner's FAQ Volumes One Through Ten....Freaking Hiliarous! I have never heard of these books.  In this book, all of your burning questions on the following topics will be answered. Questions like Frequently Asked Questions About Vampire Sex, Frequently Asked Questions About the Extra Secret Service, Questions like Frequently Asked The Buddy Program, Frequently Asked Questions About Stonybridge Nudist Colony, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Traveling to Kill Hitler, Frequently Asked Questions About Your Russian Mail Order Bride, Frequently Asked Questions About Your Unicorn, Frequently Asked Questions About Your N2-Mat Sex Robot, and a few others.

I wanted to share with you some of the questions and answers you will find on these topics. Anyone who takes digs at Twilight and Edward gets a A in my book. While, I have seen all of the movies, Edward makes me want to take my own life. He is so ackward that when I watch him talk, I want to yell at him to spit it out already…

Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time

I like reading about when the underdog wins. This is exactly how I would describe Carissa's story. Carissa had a lot of odds stacked aganist her but in the end she came out on top and is now a successful attorney and motivational speaker. Of course, the path to get where Carissa is now was not easy. To be honest, Carissa did not help the situation any by running away as much as she did. The situations where Carissa was used by men, I don't blame her for. She was only twelve. A time when young girls should be thinking about makeup and preparing for their teen years. Instead Carissa was hanging out with pimps, crack heads, and selling her body for sex. Of course, during those times, the men took advantage of Carissa and even threatened her with guns.

I thought when Carissa went to talk to the boys correctional facility and the one boy asked Carissa if she had forgiven her mother for dropping her off, that this was a really good question. I was suprised when Carissa said that n…

Against Their Will: North Carolina's Sterilization Program

I thought that this book was nicely written and put together with all the different contributors. This book shares the history behind North Carolina's sterilization program and introduces the reader to some of the victims. This book is one that is hard to finish. Not because it is not good but because it is sad. It will make you upset as well and sick to your stomach reading about the things that all the young women and some men had to endure with the inhumane practices of North Carolina's government. It is very sad that in some parts of the world there is racisim and illegal sterilization taking place still. Most of the instances that caused these people like Jesse and others to be sterlized was due to rape or other situations that were beyond their control. The way that the government used their powers to strong arm the guardians of this young women and men was horrible.

The government might as well have killed these people and gotten it over with versus doing what they di…

For anyone who enjoys a good nonfiction story about serial killers, WW II and history, then you will enjoy Death in the City of Light.

I got a lot more then I bargained for in this book. Reading this book was like attending a history course. Which is not a bad thing, if you are a huge history buff. While, I did like learning about the Germans and the time of the Nazi-occupied Paris and World War II, there was only so much information I could stuiff in my brain before I just wanted to focus on the story of Dr Petiot. Which the story of Dr Petiot and the murders were an intriguing one. It was amazing how he was able to get away with his crimes for so long. It was not like he was really that careful. There were signs and witnessess. People were telling the cops but it seemed like they were sloppy in their job. Some of the cops were protecting Dr. Petiot due to his reputation and did not want to believe that he was a serial killer. The only persont that really fought for justice was Commissaire Massu. He learned just how much of a cover up there was during his investigation. This is how bad you know it is when during th…

The Renegades

Review by Nancy

When you read about Afghanistan it’s always heart-breaking, but when you get down and dirty with the extremists, it’s more than that. A group calling themselves The Black Crescent is out-Talibaning the Taliban in that they are kidnapping young boys from desolate villages and turning them into walking bombs. Into this step Lt Col Michael Parsons and Sgt Major Sophia Gold – he to advise Afghan pilots and she to interpret.

Of course it doesn’t stop there, Parsons and Gold always go far past their jurisdictions into emotional involvement with their advisees and the family of children taken. Sophia’s Pashto calms many confrontations and get them much needed intel on the Black Crescent and their hiding places.

This is my second Tom Young book and, as usual, I was caught up in the emergency of the situation, of the children being used as bombs and of the care that Parsons and Gold have for one another. I’m sure there is much more there than was written. An exact telling of …

Mr. Scobie's Riddle

Review by Nancy

This book has been justly compared to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. No Nurse Ratched - but we do have a Matron Hyacinth Price of the ineptly run St. Christopher and St. Jude nursing home. She and her “employees” are taking care of many elderly residents while happily bilking them out of their money is the process. Mr. Scobie is so much smarter than they, more learned than they but due to his piano teaching skills and his young students has ended her anyhow. He has “issues” with the place, the help and especially the food.

Not that all the residents don’t, believe me they need to be very afraid. There is an interesting episode where all the resident’s dentures are thrown together in the sink for washing: then they run around trying to match them back up to their owners! If you are considering facility care for a member of your family you probably shouldn’t read this!

The book begins with letters gong back and forth between Matron Price and Night Nurse Shady. Some of…

Perfectly Ridiculous

Daisy is excited. She is about to start her summer vacation, prior to her journey to college. Daisy will be spending her summer with her friend, Claire and her kind of boyfriend, Max. There is just one problem. Ir Daisy wants to qualify for her scholarship to college, she will have to do some missionary work. Problem solved. Claire and Daisy come up with a plan. Daisy is joining an exchange program in Argentina to do her missionary work So argentina just happens to be the place that Max is at. It is not all about Max. Daisy's parents are about to forbid Daisy from going until they learn that the missionary that Daisy will be working for is called Hands of Love. It is managed by an old friend of Daisy's mother. This excits Daisy's mother so much that they tell Daisy she can go on one condition... they come with.

I really tried my best to get into this book but I couldn't. I had to give it up. I thought Daisy was self-centered. Her parents while they meant well were smo…

The Pixitres

Alley is a fairy. It is Christmas time. Alley decides to test out her powers and make it snow. It is during this time that Alley meets Snezhana, Queen of the Snow Pixies. Alley forgets all about Snezhana and the Pixies.

Alley and her friends are attending Camp Fae for the second time. Alley is excited to join a different group this time That is until she learns about her friend, Trixie's kidnapping. Something is about to go down. Especially when Snezhana appears.

I liked this book.I did not realize at first that it was book two of the Camp Fae books. Having said that, this book can be read as a stand alone novel. I thought it had a good main character in Alley. I could see a lot of the young adult readers connecting with Alley. She is adventurous, a leader, a good friend, and has a quick mind. While, I did like Alley, I would have liked to have gotten to know her better and where she got her powers from. This is what I did miss by not reading book one.

One thing that I did rea…

Aspen 2-Million Winner-Take-All

Review by Nancy
Want a book to laugh your way through? This is it! The Aspen 2 Million……is one of the most amusing stories I think I’ve ever read – and that’s saying something. Morgan, God bless Him (and, believe He needs to!) has been accused of several very bad things by his next-door-neighbor, Risa. Let’s see: He killed her dog (well, not really); he set her house on fire (nope!), he made the roof on her side of the Chalet Sepp collapse (not even close). The sum total of the list is that she is suing him for a load of money he really doesn’t have. Thus his participation in the Aspen 2 Million…… golf tournament.

Morgan’s best buddy and lawyer Justin convinces him he will lose and lose badly if he fights the charges, bogus though they may be. Morgan has three choices: Make Risa fall in love with him; blackmail her with one of her deep-dark secrets; become an over-night millionaire. None of these are likely to happen so Morgan, self-help guru that he is, decides he needs major improve…

The Zombie Generation

Warner is trying to survive in a world filled with "buggers". Hey, in this book they are called buggers, get over it. It is not easy. You can lose your mind...literally. This is what is happening to Warner. He can not tell fiction from reality. He keeps having "figs" short for figments. Things get worse when Warner is attacked by a bugger and is infected. It is only a matter of time before Warner turns into a bugger. Warner comes upon a group of survivors. Now Warner must decide to take the high road alone or the low road and protect the survivors.

I was middle of the road with this book. On one hand I liked Warner. The way that he described his transformation was great. I have read many zombie books and the author usually spends their time focusing on the zombies then the living. Mr. Vaughn's profile states that he likes to focus on offbeat thrillers and horror with a psychological bent. This is exactly what Mr. Vaughn did with this book. He kept me ponderin…

(Book Contest) Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York

I like to cook and have been trying to get healthier and also learn about food. This is why I decided to check out Eat the City. It sounded like an entertaining read. To be honest I was expecting to also learn about places around the city to eat at like restaurants and I thought I would find recipes. Of course, I did not find recipes but I did learn to have more of an appreciation of the locals in the markets and small shops.

I could tell that Robin really put a lot of work and detail into this book. She thoughly researched the people and the process of the topic that she was speaking about during that specific chapter. I learned so much about bees and harvesting honey that I think I could actually start making my own honey. Not to mention the fishermen and women. They know the importance of the term "fresh catch of the day". If you go to any fish market, then you can probably see the haul that these people brought in. Just the thought of eating fresh seafood from the sea …

Hell on Wheels

Review by Nancy

In one heck of a ride, Hell on Wheels lifts its reader up and hauls you along on a tale worthy of Mission: Impossible. Nate Weller, black-ops if ever there was one; is back from the sand, bringing with him memories of torture and the death of his best friend. He has to be the one to tell Grigg’s parents he wasn’t coming home this time – or ever. A bad enough task alone but when you add in he also has to tell Grigg’s sister, Ali. Ali who has kept him awake since he was 21 and she was 17. Ali the love/lust of his life and someone he could never have.

All is seemingly well for a few months until Ali starts noticing things aren’t quite right in her world. Things are moved in her home, she keeps seeing someone out of the corner of her eye…..then she’s the victim of an aborted mugging. It all adds up to something she doesn’t know but wants desperately to. So off she goes to Chicago in search of answers. Twenty hours from Jacksonville and twenty hours until her life changes …

The Reasonable Ogre:Tales for the Sick and Well

This is an intriguing, short story collection of the twisted and fantastical. I have not read anything like this. To be honest, this is not something that I would typically read but I am glad that I did give it a try. While, some of the the stories are out in outer space weird, they did make for interesting reading. Some of the stories I did enjoy were...The Reasonable Ogre, Silver, The Glass Garden, and The King's Huntsman to name a few. Each story while they may be odd do teach a lesson. For example in The Reasonable Ogre, you need to learn restaint. The lesson is know when to bargain just right and not get greedy, otherwise you could lose it all.

What really helped to tell the stories were the wonderful artwork. To call the pictures in this collection illustrations would be a crime as I consider them pieces of art that you would see hanging in a gallery. If you like twisted stories of the mind and I don't mean horror stories, then you should check out this collection of s…

Morgan Hall

Review by Nancy

Christie Morgan was one lucky gal. She had one man who adored her unconditionally, one man who wanted her for what he could obtain and one man who acknowledged her presence but was employed by Morgan Hall a great estate, and wouldn’t cross that line. Anthony, the first, was sort of a “shirt-tail relation.” They’d been friends since childhood and, while Christie too him for granted, he truly did love her. Tristan, estate dark, dreary and inhabited by some very odd servants’ was a handsome man but Christie had some reservations – he made her uneasy. Jonathan was the gameskeeper and handsome in his own right but, as I said, wouldn’t cross the line.

When she begins seeing/hearing things everyone is sympathetic but writes it off to her “feminism and dreams” when, in fact something is there. More than one and they want Christie. She nearly drowns in her bath tub, wanders off into the forest, visits the estate’s chapel which she is frightened to death of. While there, she he…

Wayne of Gotham will make fans of Batman happy.

I did grow up watching Batman. I never really read the comics but I was interested in the cap crusader. When I saw this book and learned that it was about the past and who Bruce Wayne really was and where he came from, I was intrigued. This is one person that Bruce’s past life before he became Batman has been a mystery.

I did enjoy reading this book. In this book, Bruce was more human like versus being the cool demeanor of Batman. This I liked. It helped to bring me more into the story. However, in the beginning, the story felt a little disjointed. Like I had jumped into the middle and then the first several chapters read like little mini stories versus one story. Also, the detailed descriptions, I could do without.

All of the enemies that Bruce/Batman encountered are certifiable nuts. They make for entertaining characters. Mr. Hickman did a good job telling this story. It was like I was in Bruce’s shoes and seeing everything that he was seeing and experiencing. Wayne of Gotham wi…

Mrs. Garvis Graves makes a splash with her debut novel On The Island!

Anna is an English teacher. She is stuck in a rut with her life and her current boyfriend. This is why when Anna gets the chance to tutor T.J., Anna books her ticket. Plus, the bonus is that Anna will be teaching T.J. in the balmy caribbean. Things take a terrible turn for thw worst, when the plane that T.J. and Anna are flying in goes down in the middle of the ocean. Anna and T.J. are swept onto an island but for how long?

Mrs. Garvis Graves makes a splash with her debut novel On The Island! I did have a bit of concern regarding the age difference between Anna and T.J. I thought the relationship was going to be awkward and one sided with Anna be the cougar. Mrs. Garvis Graves handled Anna and T.J.'s age difference and relationship very well. It was very sweet and I grew to like both Anna and T.J. a lot that by the end I was rooting for them.

T.J. stepped up to the task and became a man. He was not just a man in a boy's body but a man in love. I like when T.J. would care for…

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World: A Novel

Review by Nancy

Karen Neito was, until about age 8, a totally feral child. Oh, she lived in the house along with her mother and the cook; but Mom wasn’t entirely stable so, Karen took care of herself. Until her aunt found her one day after Karen’s mother had driven off a cliff.

The first word she learned was “ME”. Over and over again she said it: ”Me, me, Me mE, ME…..” until she got it right. Then she tried “You” with her aunt but that was confusing to her. How could she be You one second and Me the next? IQ testing proved her an imbecile but somewhere in her wiring existed an autistic savant: she could do nearly anything but annoyed the hell out of everyone while she did.

A failing tuna cannery inspires her to help and that she does, creating innovative ways to increase production. Not to the thrill of many, may I add.

An interesting book. A copy to post on your wall. What I am assuming is a first novel by one of Mexico’s finest playwrites. It confused me at times, angered me nearl…

Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation

I have never heard of Gino Bartali until I read this book. What I found more fascinating then Gino was about the Tour de France and the job he had as a bike messenger during the war to help the Jews. Gino was alright but at times his competitive nature overshadowed him and made him have a bit of a bad attitude. Not that I am saying that competition is a bad thing as I can get really competitive when it comes to certain things but there is a line to draw and you have to know when to turn it off at times. Of course, if it was not for Gino's never give up attitude then he would not have won the Tour de France twice and been an icon in the cycling world.

Learning how the Tour de France got its start was cool, especially learning where the idea of the leader wearing the color yellow came from. I have never watched the race but after hearing what Gino had to go through as each stage got harder and harder is amazing. I do have to give big props to the winner. Gino's time as a bike …

Riveting Summer Read

If you like spy, political-military and intelligence fiction, the newly released suspense thriller, The Right Guard (Foxboro Press 2012) is a fast paced, riveting summer read. Written by first-time novelist Alexandra Hamlet, a defense anthropologist, former defense consultant and an international business and cultural affairs expert, The Right Guard is the winner of three “2012 International Book Awards”--Best New Fiction; Best New E-Book- Fiction; and Winner in E-Book-Mystery/Thriller/Adventure.

When over one million military weapons and equipment are missing from the U.S. military inventories across the country, a CIA operative recovering from wounds is used to flush out a secretive, "phantom" group hostile to a wildly spending, intrusive U.S. Administration. Loyal forces within the intelligence community struggle to learn who is involved and organize counter-moves yet stay undetected. The Right Guard is an exercise in gripping, fast-paced realism that keeps the reader me…

The Bay of Foxes is kind of like watching a foreign movie that is worth the price of admission.

Dawit came from a weathly family. His parents are dead and Dawit is an Ethiopian refugee living on the streets of Paris. M is a famous book author. When she sees Dawit, she invites him to share her meal with her. After hearing Dawit's story, M is intrigued and invites Dawit to move in with her at her villa known as the Bay of Foxes. Soon, Dawit and M start a relationship. Only the relationship is kind of one sided with M being the dominant one. Dawit does help M with her book.

I was greatly surprised by how much I got into this book. It is a twisted, psychological thriller. This book was like a evil game of cat and mouse, only there was two cats. Dawit was not as innocent as he was protrayed at first glance. M had many skeltons in her closet. I kind of wondered why the mystery surrounding M was all about as her big secret was really no surprise. With the mystery, if Dawit and M had formed a relationship, I would not have felt it Only because I did not really know M and the littl…

Let's Hear It for Almigal is a fun, quick and informative children's book.

Let's Hear It for Almigal is a fun, quick and informative children's book. It teaches children that everyone is different but in a good way. For Almigal, it was being heair impaired. While this did make her sad that she could not hear her friends and her parents saying they love her at night, Almigal would not miss out much longer. Almigal would see a doctor, who would tell her about a cochlear implant. It is like a hearing aid but it is surgically implanted so that the person can hear.

I was glad when Almigal got her implant as she was such a sweet, smart girl. The implant did not hinder Almigal but only helped her to do more. The pictures in this book were nicely drawn and colorful. They were not too clustered on the pages. Also, the sentences were also short. I liked this because if I was reading this book to my nephews or nieces or they wanted to read the bok themselves, then they would have a easy time doing so and their attention would stay on the story until the end.

I"m Here to Help with SF Chapman

The challenge awaits by S F Chapman July 2012

As an eight year old during the long summer break from school, I would stand sullenly nearly every hot afternoon at the very edge of the neighborhood swimming pool contemplating the water.

Being a native Californian during the 1960s, I learned to swim shortly after I had mastered walking. With dozens of other youngsters, I would jostle about for hours in the pool playing dozens of games of Keep Away or Marco Polo.

But unlike other kids who leapt into the chilly water with great glee, I resisted that first frigid plunge.

I knew that the shocking transition from the comfortable and dry 90 degree air to the shivery 58 degree water was essential if I was to join the merriment, but I really didn’t like it.

No kid can ignore the prospect of great fun and eventually I would succumb. A minute or two of numbing torture was the admissions price to the watery land of youthful amusement.
Most of the grand adventures in life seem to require a similar …

The Officer Says I Do

Review by Nancy

Take a Captain in the Marines on leave in Vegas. He always takes care of his buddies and lets his own fun go by the wayside - he was surprised as hell. Skye came out with her friends to enjoy the evening, she didn’t plan on it. He didn’t plan on winning HUGE at 21. She didn’t plan on kissing him and neither one of them planned on…….getting hitched in the middle of the night.

Tim O’Shea and Skye Meadow McDermott were as opposite as it comes. She grew up on a commune with her parents and eats organic and vegetarian all the way. Tim was raised a Marine, loves meat and hunting some. When the realization that they were married hits his (in the form of his new wife and his waiting for him when he gets home) things aren’t as he imagined. His CO’s wife is a by-the-books, never wear bright colors, support your man and the Corps Military Wife. Skye doesn’t stand a chance.

A great story told with humor, lust and fear of mistakes both large and small. Can this staunch crew cut g…

What Happened to My Sister is a must not miss book!

After the death of her step father, Carrie and her mother, Libby are getting out of dodge. Lilbby and Carrie end up in the town of Hartsville, North Carolina. Here Libby and Carrie can start over without anyone to judge them.

Cricket has not been teh same since her sister passed away. Cricket's mother noticies the change but has tried everything to get Cricket to make friends with kids at her school or to just smile. Nothing has worked thus far.

When Cricket meets Carrie, they share an instant connection. Soon Cricket and Carrie are inseparable. Carrie is thinking less of Emma, her sister. Things change for both girls when a deep, dark secret is revealed.

Fans of Me and Emma will throughly enjoy What Happened to My Sister. It features Carrie Parker and her mother, Libby from Me and Emma. This book ties up nicely any lingering questions about what really happened to Emma and if she ever really existed. I loved Carrie and Cricket. They are what made this book. Their voices were …

The Reluctant Matchmaker

Review by Nancy
Matchmaker, Matchmaker make me a match……” is not the song running thru Meena’s head when she runs into (literally!) her boss. She sprains her ankle, gets carried (by him) to his office where she spends the rest of the day on his couch resting. While she misses the whole thing he also carried her to his car and hauls her home. A very compassionate employer. What she didn’t miss is that he is 6’5” and she is five foot even if she stretches. He is HUGE for an Indian man and a bit intimidating.

Meena, PR person for Prajay Nayak’s firm and the newest employee soon falls – and hard – for him. Her parents and aunts are trying weekly to set her up as she is past marrying age in their culture and is trying to be independent which is quite annoying to them. Meena turns down everyone or, after one date has found the man was not her type. This was happening before she met Prajay and now is worse. She tries, she really tries but they aren’t him.

To make matters worse, Prajay is be…

Suzy's Case is a winner! It is just what the doctor ordered.

Poor Suzy. She is in the hospital fighting her body. She has sickle cell disease. It is where the sickle cells break apart and die, leaving the person with a shortage of red blood cells. Suzy's mother, June has been by Suzy's side every moment. The doctor comes to check on Suzy. The doctor leaves the room to talk to June when suddenly there is a scream. Suzy is in her bed looking like Linda Blair from the Exorcist. The next thing, Suzy is confined to a wheelchair for life. June filed a malpractice suit on the hospital and the doctor and has been fighting it for six years.

Tug is an attorney. He has been given orders to shut down June and Suzy's case as there is no case. For Tug, he believes this is going to be a quick open and close case. This is until Tug sees Suzy and gets to know her. Now Tug is fighting for Suzy.

Wow! Mr. Siegel really knocks it out of the park with Suzy's Case. I like Tug's brassy, cocky attitude. Although, I must admit that in the beginning…

The Last Policeman

In just six months, the world is going to be destroyed by asteriod 2011GV1. With this impending doom, everyone has just decided to stop what they are doing. People have walked off their jobs. Just because everyone has stopped working does not mean that the crime has stopped.

Detective Hank Palace is investigating a murder. Just because the world is about to end does not mean that Hank is going to stop solving murders. He has wanted to be a detective and this is his chance to finally do right and catch the bad guys

I have recently gotten into post-apocalyptic books. So the idea or a pre-apocalyptic book is what drew me to this book. Unfortunately, I tried several times to get into this book but I just could not. The beginning moved extremely slow for me and there was nothing to grab my attention and make me hang on. The characters were kind of downers with the count down of the asteroid coming in six months. They knew that after the asteriod crashed that the end was here, so people …

Secondworld is a recommended read!

Ex-Navy Seal turned NCIS agent, Lincoln Miller has been tasked to check out the Aquarius underwater facility in the Florida Keys. Lincoln notices something strange. The sky is blazing red with red specks falling from the sky. Fish are dying Lincoln makes it to land, only to learn that an attack has been launched on the world. Someone has depleted the world of oxygen. With the lack of oxygen, people are also dying and the specks falling from the sky is all that is left of civilization. Miller must figure out who is behind the coming of the "secondworld" or all will be lost.

I started this book during my lunch hour and that was a bad choice. This is because I was instantly hooked. That was the quickest hour that I ever experienced. All I could think about was getting back to the book. I was going to leave the book at work but I just could not as I had to finish it. Wow. It has been a while since I had read a book this great. Mr. Robinson really is a great proflic writer He p…

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit + Giveaway

First off, if you are expecting to really get some good informative information about how to write your first screen play for the big screen, then you probably will get your hopes let down with this book. Not to say that Mr. Garant and Mr. Lennon did not provide the reader with some good street smarts and lessons that they have learned in only a way that Mr. Garant and Mr. Lennon can do. While, I did enjoy Mr. Garant and Mr. Lennon's let it all hang out their sense of humor and say anything attitude in this book, I was expecting to laugh until tears came out but this did not happen. Instead, I read about the first half of this book and then just skimmed the rest of it.

It is understandable how their television show Reno 911 became as sucessful as it was and some of their movies as well. Of course, after reading this book, you can not really blame them for Herbie:Fully Loaded. I am sure what they original wrote was good but after all the other screen writers got their hands on th…

Victoria Christopher Murray scores a perfect melody with Destiny's Divas!

Raine, Sierra, and Liza are Destiny's Divas. They are a singing group. Although, they are a little different. As they don't just sing but also preach. Sierra preaches to women about virginity. Raine was a former superstar singer and then she found her calling with Destiny's Divas. Liza is the wife of a pastor. These three women look to rise to the top. The only thing that can stop them is murder.

This is the third book I have read by this author. I just love her. She really brings to life her characters. She usually writes about strong women with a faith in God. My favorite was Raine. She had a lot to really fight for with her mother in law when it came to her daughter, Nadia. Old traditions mixed with the technology world of the present. I knew what Raine's mother in law's intent was when she was refering for Nadia and the procedure she wanted to do to her. I felt sorry for Nadia. I had read this tradition in another book. It is a terrible thing.

Sierra, I did …

The Gifted

Jessamine Brady has lived in Harmony Hill Village. Although, she loves her Amish brothers and sisters, Jessamine has never felt like she really belonged. Jessamine's world gets turned upside down when she and Sister Annie go marching through the woods for berries. They hear a gun shot and then they see a man lying in the road. The man has amensia and is an outsider. Jessamine convinces Sister Annie to allow them to bring back the man to their world. AS time passes, Jessamine becomes attracted to Tristan. THis will come at a high price as Jessamine will have to decide if she wants to stay or leave.

Ever since reading Angel Sister by Ann, I have been a fan of hers. I have since read several other books by her. This is my second Amish themed book. I have been fascinated by the Amish and always thought they made for good reading.

While, I did like this book, I did feel like the pressure that Jessamine had on her to stay and become a Shaker was a bit too much. It turned me off some f…

Discretion is a contender!

A high end escort tumbles to her death. So this is news how? You better believe it is news when it is discovered that the woman fell from Congressman Emmett Lionel's balcony. Sounds like a case for U.S. Attorney. Anna Curtis. She works for the sex crime division. Anna will have her hands full as she makes her way around the world of sex, secrets, and scandals. Luckily for Anna, she will be joined by her love interest, chief homicide prosecutor, Jack Bailey.

I did enjoy this book. new author, Allison Leotta has a bright future in the thriller/suspense genre world. I could tell that Mrs. Leotta's experience as a federal prosecutor showed. She was able to help bring her knowledge to her main character, Anna. Anna called the shots in this book and she was a powerhouse. I liked her instantly. She had a sharp mind and knew how to maneuver her way around the internet and crime scenes. There was no slacking in either the drama, suspense or the ending. This is one of the most importan…

The truth shall set you free in All the Truth!

Maggie was just five years old when a tragic event took place. One that would tear her family apart. One evening several students were out partying near where Maggie lived. One moment, Maggie's mother was talking to the students and the next moment there was blood everywhere.

Maggie is a high school student now. She is trying to move on with her life but it it hard when the past keeps sticking around. During an incident at school, Maggie is forced to finally face her past.

I instantly fell for author, Laura Brodie after reading The Widow's Season. This is why I was excited to read All the Truth. While this book still had elements of this author's charm with poetic charm, I did feel it fell a little flat towards the end. Especially when Emma made her erappearance. I was expecting this big dramatic scene and there was nothing ro write back home about. However, I did enjoy reading this book. I had envisioned the story playing out a different way. The truth was just as good.…