November 20, 2014

Death Never Sleeps

Book Title: Death Never Sleeps
Author: E.J. Simon 
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Mystery, Thriller,
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Disclaimer: I received this book from the author for the book Tour of Death Logs In. @JimEJSimon, @Nouveauwriter +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours, #suspense #technothriller

The problem with Alex Nicholas is that he won't stay dead.

Alex Nicholas was the consummate Queens bookie: fast cars and even faster women, and friends in all the wrong places. As an illegal sports betting and loan shark king in New York City, Alex was fearless-until the night his luck ran out and someone leveled the silver barrel of an automatic on him and pulled the trigger.

Michael Nicholas was everything his brother Alex was not: a powerful, married straight-arrow corporate CEO living the American Dream. Their two worlds collide when Michael discovers his brother's secret laptop.

As Michael crosses the globe to find his brother's murder, can he avoid his brother's fate? And can the information contained in the laptop help Alex reach out to help Michael-from beyond the grave.

This is a really good book. It has all kinds of twist and turns. I enjoyed the fact that it has an element of mystery in the book. It has murders in it. It also has some adventures. How can a dead person give answers and help out his own brother from the grave? Is Michael's brother Alex alive or dead? You get swept up with this question and so many more. Alex actually communicates with his brother. Michael wants to help solve the mystery of his older brother's murder.

Why does someone want Michael and his whole family dead? Why does this person want to have them all dead? Why did this person want Alex dead? Alex seems to be able to communicate with his brother and talk to him like he is alive? The plot is good. The places that Samantha and Michael visits start to get more enjoyable to read. The adventures starts to happen once they go on trips. Is death like that where you can be anywhere and communicate with family friends only if you are in a virtual world that could be connected to a world before technology and a world after technology?

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November 16, 2014

Mailbox Monday #10

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.

Another week, another Monday!

We're halfway through the month already! Soon it will be snowing and the holidays will be here. Oh, wait, it's snowing as I'm typing this. Yes, really, it is!

Hopefully everyone had some nice goodies in their mailbox last week. And if not, I'm sure we all have lots of books from previous weeks to catch up on!

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Another week and I can say it gotten colder and time to read in those compy beds or watch the holiday movies that are going on. Here what been going on all week.

  1.  House Broken by Sonja Yoerg (reviewed)
  2.  Baby Santa and the Gift of Giving (Reviewed)
Book Tours going on:

  1. Loving Lucianna - Giveaway still going on until Nov 28th. Check my side bar under Giveaways (to get to it)
  2. Death Logs In  Book Tours is Starting tomorrow. My Stops for it Book Tour is Nov 20th for Death Never Sleeps (Review), Death Logs In Stops Here on Nov 27th with Giveaway.

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Baby Santa and the Gift of Giving

Book Title: Baby Santa and the Gift of Giving
Author: M. Maitland DeLand, M.D.
Genres: Children, Christmas, Holiday
Disclaimer: I received this from a Goodread First Reads and Won it in the giveaway.
Series: Baby Santa
Description: Baby Santa’s back this year for another outing—this time to the Big Apple!
It’s just a few days before Christmas Day when a letter arrives at the bustling North Pole. It’s from the Bond family, and they have a question for Santa: How can they share the spirit of giving on their upcoming trip to New York City?

What a great idea! And just like that, Baby Santa is off, with the reindeer and a couple of elves in tow, to give the Bond family the answer—in person. He hosts them on a day of helping others in New York. Along the way, they find time for the amazing sights of Christmastime in the city!

Baby Santa and the Gift of Giving is the latest installment in this delightful Christmas series.

My Thoughts: This a sweet story about giving. You see a helping hand and still see the city and have fun. It a story about kindness and sharing. You see what goes on around this time of season. The Bond family want to help around the city. Baby Santa and friends head that way to help them out. What good deads will they do? You will need to read to find out.

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November 14, 2014

AEGIS RISING by S.S. Segran, Virtual Book Blast Tour

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly drawn commenter will receive a $40 Amazon GC. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Over a remote northern forest, a small plane carrying five teenage friends flies into a freak storm. Struck by lightning, the aircraft crashes and the passengers find themselves cast into a life-changing adventure.

In a hidden valley, a mysterious people gaze at the stormy sky as a glowing object with fiery wings disappears behind a mountain ridge. The astonishing sight reignites an ancient prophecy foretelling the arrival of five chosen ones destined to become bearers of light against a dark storm gathering on humanity's horizon.

In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.

As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.

REVIEW: "Astonishingly imaginative and thoughtful. Aegis Rising sets a festive narrative table and makes the reader eagerly anticipate a sequel." ~ Samuel F. Pickering, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Connecticut & Inspiration for the film Dead Poet's Society ~

“That spot’s too small for this plane!” Kody pointed out urgently.

Six pairs of eyes frantically scanned the surroundings below.

“Aw, man!” Jag exclaimed. “The fire’s spreading in along the wing!” That was followed by another shout from the cockpit. “We’re losing airspeed! We have to land immediat—”

He was cut off by a loud blast. The right engine cowling burst apart. The plane was now trailing smoke and flame over the forest, no more than a thousand feet above the tree-tops. Like an injured dragon, the red Comanche bucked and twisted over alpine firs that punctuated the landscape.

About the Author:
S.S.Segran spent a good chunk of her childhood exploring the enchanted forest of a million tales in the mystical land of books. In her early teens, she began crafting intriguing new worlds and conjuring up characters who came alive with the flick of her wand... err... pen. With the publication of Aegis Rising in her senior year of high school, she was surprised by the abundance of time that magically appeared right after graduation. She plans to use this newfound resource to expand the arc of the Aegis Series. Her future plans include studying Cognitive Science at university and helping youths in developing countries realize their potential through the non-profit organization, Aegis League (

When not devouring a book or writing one, S.S.Segran can be found standing behind the cauldron of life, stirring a potion made up of chores, parkour, gaming, drawing, horseback riding and—having recently jumped off a perfectly fine airplane at fifteen thousand feet – perhaps skydiving.

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November 13, 2014

House Broken

Book Title: House Broken
Author: Sonja Yoerg
Genres: Animals, Adult, Young Adult, Drugs, Mystery
Disclaimer: I received this book from First to Read for an honest review.
Description: In this compelling and poignant debut novel, a woman skilled at caring for animals must learn to mend the broken relationships in her family.…
For veterinarian Geneva Novak, animals can be easier to understand than people. They’re also easier to forgive. But when her mother, Helen, is injured in a vodka-fueled accident, it’s up to Geneva to give her the care she needs.

Since her teens, Geneva has kept her self-destructive mother at arm’s length. Now, with two slippery teenagers of her own at home, the last thing she wants is to add Helen to the mix. But Geneva’s husband convinces her that letting Helen live with them could be her golden chance to repair their relationship.

Geneva isn’t expecting her mother to change anytime soon, but she may finally get answers to the questions she’s been asking for so long. As the truth about her family unfolds, however, Geneva may find secrets too painful to bear and too terrible to forgive.

My thoughts: There a family mystery that Geneva does not understand. Thing go from bad to worse once her mother has an accident and need to recuperate. Geneva is relaxant to do so. Her husband convenience her to bring her mother in to stay.

Geneva start to investigate about the relationship between her older sister Paris and their mother. Geneva mother Helen has dealt with since her eldest daughter turned sixteen. There mother had to do something about it to stop what was going on. That thing see had to do is something Paris and her mother could not forgive her for it.

Ella and Charlies get themselves in trouble as well. Things gets worse after their grandmother comes to stay for a little while. Things start to startle Geneva while her mother starts to put some things together. It a fun read but not for children. It deals with teenage things and adult things. My rating is a  5/5 stars.