December 15, 2014

Mailbox Monday #13

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
This week was low in books that came into my inbox, mailbox. Though that a good thing. December 8th - December 14th. This past week was birthday as well. It was Thursday. I had a good one, I got calls and presents. My dad will be getting me present when he can,

This Past week this is what I got done on NRC. What to becoming

up.

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Last week: 12-8-14 / 12/14/14

Today: December 14, 2014

Upcoming on to NRC:
  • Reading for Autism (Talks are going on February 2015) +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours 
  • Reading for Autism Banners in the works (December - January)
  • Reading 4 Autism Post and Page (Launch in Late February 2015)
  • Reading for Autism (Sign ups during March 2015)
  • Reading for Autism Reading Challenge (April 2015)

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Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 1: First Contact, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur

Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 1: First Contact
Author: Brent LeVasseur
Genre: Science-fiction, Fantasy, Middle-Grade, Children, Space, Action
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: January 31, 2015 (e-book, ​94​ pages)
Disclaimer: I received this from +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours  for an honest review
Buy the book: Pre-order your copy today!
Buy The Martian Girl Song: Download on iTunes (Another World - Single) Featuring Élan Noelle
Description: Crop circles magically appear in Farmer Johnson’s field. A mysterious light sweeps over the night sky and awakens Farmer Johnson and Gilbert, the boy next door.
Curious, Gilbert ventures out to discover the source of the light and stumbles into a beautiful Martian girl sitting in a crop circle. Farmer Johnson also investigates the strange light, and thinking that Gilbert and Aoléon are vandals, he chases them. But they sprint to Aoléon’s saucer and escape only to be pursued by the U.S. Air Force.

Gilbert has never been attacked by swarms of giant killer robots. Never met strange aliens from other worlds. Never skyboarded across a megalopolis hidden deep inside an extinct volcano. Never trekked across a vast Martian desert. And never been eaten alive by a gigantic slor (well, almost never, unless you count Billy the fat bully at school).

And luckily, he has never ever confronted an evil ruler of Mars bent on conquering the Earth to steal its cows.

Never...until now!

This may be the adventure Gilbert always wished for.

If only he can survive.



What a cool adventure this book turns out to be. It about an earth boy named Gilbert and a martian girl named Aoléon. This story starts out on earth in Gilbert's room. Where he wakes up from a dream. We meet up with meeting Aoléon who enjoys crop circling. She shows up in farmer Johnson wheat field. Gilbert goes find out what just flew though his room brighten his bedroom with light.  Then their adventure began once they are followed by farmer Johnson and his dog Tripod. 

We meet with several different characters. A Controller named Buzz at US Airbase. I do not want spoil any of fun for though young readers. It gave me a laugh as I was reading it. The characters are fun reading about in his book. Even the president of the United States with his personality and actions. This book is filled with action and adventure book.

The illustration in the book is every colorful.  The pictures are down quite well. I would say i really enjoyed the Mars picture when they were flying back to Aoléon home. This book really good for young readers. Anyone that enjoys action and adventures and along with those who enjoy learning about space. The pictures are wonderfully drawn. I enjoy looking at pictures and I even looking at them for a few minutes.






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December 14, 2014

Zodiac

Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.

Book Title: Zodiac
Author: Romina Russell +Romina Russell 
Publish Date: December 9, 2014 (e-book, 336)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Astrology, Romance, Fiction, Space
Series: Zodiac
Publisher: Razorbill
Description: At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain…. 
Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancrian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.


This book starts out with a family that live in house Cancer. It about a 16 year old student that has a unusual way of reading the stars. The family is Romina and Stanton and her dad. Her mother leaves her family. It mostly about Romina her talent.

There a blast at her school that she attending and reading stars. Rho is told she has to re-do the test. Though she see something in the first time. She does it with out the measurements unlike her classmates.  They all thinks she making up stories. There as event that happens while she with the band. What happens here starts a chain reaction. Only a few students survive the event.

Any of the survivors that survive are sent back to their home planet. Though Rho and her friends end up going to House of Cancer. Everyone is surprised to see all destruction. Things get more exciting once they reach Ocean 6 station on House Cancer.

The book get you hook to wanting more and it even get better. There are adventures throughout the book. There are twist and turns. It keep you guessing at whats going happen. Is he Dark Matter real? Is Rho Guardian of House Cancer? What will happen next? Did the Council do the right thing by taking Guardianship of Rho?



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December 13, 2014

A-Z Survey


This has been going around the Book Blogging community. I happen to see it on Sharon’s Book Nook Facebook Page. I hope you come and have some fun and get to know me a bit more.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Wanda Brunstetter

Best Sequel Ever:

Death Logs In by +EJ Simon -#2 in Death series

Currently Reading:

Lights Out by Melissa Geggins

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Soda or Flavored Water

E-reader or Physical Book?

Paperback though I will read quite the amount on E-reader

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

I really do not know, Maybe Michael from Death Logs In, or Levi from Levi Will

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Death Never Sleeps by  +EJ Simon

Hidden Gem Book:

Little House on the Prairie

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

When I really started to read some really good books was in Middle school or late Grade school.

Just Finished:

Zodiac by +Romina Russell

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:


  1. How To's
  2. Travel books
  3. Self-Help

Longest Book You’ve Read:


A Kingsbury Collection: Three Novels in One: Where Yesterday Lives, When Joy Came to Stay, On Every Side (Read in 2012, 752 Pages) by +Karen Kingsbury 

Major book hangover because of:

Captured by Love by +Jody Hedlund

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Box (blue with a set of books in it., 5 shelves on headboard and on top of headboard, 3 full shelves on a small bookshelf on dresser, and row of books on big 3 shelves bookshelf with bins or box at the bottom and two stacks of unread books to review on fold able table.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Boxcar Children books

Preferred Place To Read:

in my bed, or in the living room if I feel like reading.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”
Dave Pelzer, A Child Called "It"

Reading Regret:

No Name Baby

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):


  1. Amish Of Apple Grove by +Lori Copeland & +Virginia Smith
  2. Billionaires and Babies
  3. Amish Farm Trilogy by +Gayle Royer 
  4. Babysitter Club Portrait Collection by +Ann M Martin 
  5. Haven on Earth by +Ruth Reid 
  6. Heart of a Hero by +Shelley Shepard Gray
  7. Top Secret Deliveries by +Cara Cassidy 
  8. Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek by +Mona Hodgson 
  9. Twins
  10. Three Sisters Inn by +Marta Perry 
  11. McKettrick by +Linda Lael Miller 
  12. Dave Pelzer by +Dave Pelzer 
  13. Little House by +Laura Ingalls Wilder
  14. Pee Wee Scouts by +Judy Delton 
  15. Bobbsey Twins by +Laura Lee Hope
  16. Boxcar Children by +Gertrude Chandler Warner
  17. Boxcar Children Special by +Gertrude Chandler Warner
  18. Elm Creek Quilts by +Jennifer Chiaverini
  19. Blossom Street by +Debbie Macomber 
  20. Capital Mysteries by +Ron Roy
  21. Calendar Mysteries by +Ron Roy 
  22. Home of Hickory Hollow by +Beverly Lewis 
  23. Heritage of Lancaster County by +Beverly Lewis
  24. Cadence of Grace by +Joanne Bischof 
  25. Merlin's Immortals by +Sigmound Brouwer
  26. Secret of Crittenden County by + Shelley Shepard Gray
  27. Big Sky Romance by +Denise Hunter 
  28. Ada House by +Cindy Woodsmall 
  29. Rose Harbor Inn by +Debbie Macomber 

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:


  1. Seasons in Sugarcreek by +Shelley Shepard Gray
  2. Boxcar Children books
  3. Death Logs in by +EJ Simon 

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Death by +EJ Simon and Boxcar Children

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Death Logs Out by +EJ Simon

Worst Bookish Habit:

Wanting more book then I can read.. I will read a lot of books. I also like to buy books when I near a book store.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Seeing your Face Again by +Jerry S Eicher

Your latest book purchase:

Moments In Time by +Dori Lavelle

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Zodiac by +Romina Russell



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December 10, 2014

Mailbox Monday #12

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. Thanks to those that Host this meme. +Vicki Newell+Serena Agusto-Cox and +Leslie M 

This week has been a busy week for me. Though I have missed the week before post on Monday. Though I was just worn out to do much after Thanksgiving. This week I am a little late. This week is my birthday as well. Well tomorrow is my birthday. I will tell you all the books that arrived by far that did not mention in the post before.

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What came into my Inbox:


Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.

Book Title: Zodiac
Author: Romina Russell
Publish Date: December 9, 2014 (e-book, 336)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Astrology, Romance, Fiction, Space
Series: Zodiac
Publisher: Razorbill
Description: At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain….
Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancrian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.


Book Title: Lights Out
Author: Melissa Groeling
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Publish Date: December 7, 2013 (E-book, 386 Pages)
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Description: Even when the lights are out, he can still see you…Paul Holten’s profession doesn't leave much room for doubt or conscience but he’s reaching his breaking point. The nightmares are getting worse, the jobs are getting harder to finish and the volatile relationship with his boss, Aaron, is falling apart. Now faced with the possibility of an impending death sentence, Paul makes the fatal decision to run. Drawn into one hellish situation after another, he’s forced to confront his dark past---and wonder if perhaps dying isn't the better option.


Book Title: The Man I Love
Author: Suanne Laqueur
Genre: Ficton, Romance
Publish Date: June 16, 2014 (E-book, 1,590 Pages)
Publisher: Cathedral Rock Press
Description: "You never got over her. You just left."Erik Fiskare once had the bravery to make a gunman stand down. But now he lacks the courage to confront his own past. 

As a college freshman, he is drawn to the world of theater but prefers backstage to center stage. The moment he lays eyes on a beautiful, accomplished dancer named Daisy Bianco, his atoms rearrange themselves and he is drawn into a romance both youthfully passionate and maturely soulful. It is a love story seemingly without end. But when a disturbed friend brings a gun into the theater, the story is forever changed. Six lives are lost and Daisy is left seriously injured, her professional dreams shattered.

Traumatized by the experience, the lovers spiral into depression and drug use until a shocking act of betrayal destroys their relationship. To survive, Erik must leave school and disconnect from all he loves. He buries his heartbreak and puts the past behind. Or so he believes.

As he moves into adulthood, Erik comes to grips with his role in the shooting, and slowly heals the most wounded parts of his soul. But the unresolved grief for Daisy continues to shape his dreams at night. Once those dreams were haunted by blood and gunfire. Now they are haunted by the refrain of a Gershwin song and a single question: is leaving always the end of loving?

The Man I Love explores themes of love and sexuality, trauma—physical and mental—and its long-lasting effects, the burden of unfinished business and the power of reconciliation. Through Erik’s experience we reflect on what it means to be a man, a son and a leader. A soul mate, a partner and a lover. What it means to live the truth of who you are and what you feel. What it means to fight for what you love.



Book Title: The Warrior's Bride
Author: Jessica Ravera
Genre: Historical Romance,
Publisher: La Mela Avvelenata
Publish Date: June 12, 2013 (E-book, 34 Pages)
Description: In the ancient Britannia, a land of people devoted to their religion, Freya, the daughter of the noble governor of a small village, lives free and serene. Grew up with boys, has spent his childhood running and playing with them among the woods, without any idea of what are the duties and occupations of a girl in a marrying age. Has already by lives as much as the just to be happy.

One day, his brother and his best friend must leave the village: an invading army is putting at risk the security of the kingdom. Most of the young men must be trained with weapons to deal with any future attack, Frejya is desperate: both the kids are not able to fight and her fears for their fate.

But it is not the most tragic event: his family receives a visit from a rich lady and of her followed by a distant county, in search of a noble bride for the son warrior of their mistress, so as to enshrine the unity of the two kingdoms.

Despite the young is very attractive and the ways gentiles, Freya he will not tolerate it as warrior. She hates everything that has to do with the war, because it associates her with the loss of his loved ones, and to this marriage imposed, impossible to accept. Every night, it is categorically refuses to fulfill its duties as a wife.


Here are the books I received at some point in the last two weeks. One came today.

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