January 25, 2015

Sunday Post #6

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This is about your new from the past week or weeks. You can even share your new books that have arrived. Any things book related or blog related is and you tell abut what been doing in the past week or weeks depending when posted last.

This past week as been flurries of reviews being posted and if you can notice even though my calendar on the right sidebar. I do not always post a Interview on Thursday though I keep to that schedule the best I can. We have been getting temps of warm enough to snow to being cold with no snow. I wish we would stay either cold or not... Mother Nature not going to let me have that wish.. Oh well. I have just lost my great Uncle this past Thursday. I do not know if I will go to his faural or visitation.. Not sure. I really have not had any feeling either way about his passing, I am not upset or sad or anything I am more emotionless about it. I will miss him but it.

  1. Sunday Post #5 (Meme)
  2. Mailbox Monday #18 (Meme)
  3. Bloggiesta -Winter 2015 Wrap up
  4. Fate Reborn by Christina Ow (Review)
  5. Lights Out with Giveaway by Melissa Gruoling (Review, Book Tour) +Bit'N Tours

  1. Beyond All Dreams (Currently Reading)
  2. Almost Perfect by Diane Daniels Manning Blog Tour - 1/29 / 2/13 (Blog Tour) +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours
  3. Ignite Your Book (Spotlight Tour) 1/28/15
  4. Almost Perfect by Diane Daniels Manning (Review/Giveaway) 1/29/15
  5. Interview Around the Globe with Diane Daniels Manning (Interview) 1/29/15
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January 23, 2015

Lights Out by Melissa Groeling - Review



Book Title: Lights Out
Author: Melissa Groeling
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Action, Adventure,
Publish Date: December 7, 2013 (E-book, 386 Pages)
Publisher: Black Opal Books

Disclaimer: I received this book free from +Bit'N Tours for an honesty review
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.

 This book is quite good. I enjoyed the writing from the author. It starts out with Paul having dreams of someone with green glowing eyes. We learn a little more about Paul Holten's job or profession. We get to learn about Aaron a little bit. Paul is handed a list and envelope after Paul's girlfriend Kelly leaves him.

Paul then his given a little boy named "Ethan".  Things start to get quite more interesting once he left with Ethan. The action and adventures starts up after a few days when Aaron comes knocking on his door. Paul decides he wants to run,

Once on the road with Ethan. The story get more surprising and exciting. There are twists and turns in the book. It seems every time Paul turns around someone is chasing him. Aaron's words "your dead man". Though all that come after Paul seem to wonder if he going die to them. I do not want to giveaway anything that would be having trying to guess what happening. I am not going to spoil it for you or anyone that wants find out how it ends. Who is after Paul? Who is after both Paul and Ethan? Doe Paul and Ethan survive the death sentence that on his head? Who following Paul and Ethan?  Can Paul save Ethan life or his own? You will need to read to find out. I advise that those that read this book should be warn that there is lots of deaths. I think is book is best for readers that are 13+ or older.





Melissa Groeling graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in English. She lives, reads and writes in the Philadelphia region and wherever else life happens to send her. She is a hardcore New York Giants fan and loves chocolate. Lights Out is her second novel to date.

       
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January 21, 2015

Fate Reborn by Christina Ow

Book Title: Fate Reborn
Author: Christina Ow
Series: Dukkha Fate Series
Genres: Interracial, Multicultural, New Adult, Paranormal, Werewolf
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (e-book)
Published Date: January 2015
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Author for an honesty review or from a Book Tour









Ashat is a werewolf who’s lived three centuries in sorrow and torment after his family was killed by an enemy-Baku. The only way he is able to bear his long life is drinking himself into a drunken stupor, women and hunting down Baku. His world suddenly changes when he meets Merilee and he is finally able to love and be happy again.

Merilee lost her family in a fire when she was five. However she isn’t too sure about that, her nightmares show her something very different to what her shrink has been telling her for thirteen years. She was raised by her two adoptive sisters Ann and Maria in an orphanage. She has a fear of letting people in and losing them. This fear makes her put up with an obnoxious boyfriend Steve until she’s finally gets the courage to get rid of him.
She finally meets a man who she instantly has a crush on and ultimately falls in love with after their first night together.

But Merilee and Ashat have met before in the worst of situations.


When a man with an ancient grudge meets and falls in love with the innocent girl who's life was ruined by his vendetta, complicated isn't word enough to describe the situation he finds himself in. His chance with her would be shot to hell if she were to find out his role in her family's death. She would probably take the news that he was 325 year old werewolf much better.



Author Bio
Christina OW writes suspense, thrillers, erotica, interracial and multicultural romance books. She is the author of Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Regency Romance books and a poet of currently 3 titles. She loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she grows to cherish and admire. She's always had an active imagination and because of it has lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would invoke. Thus began her writing career.

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Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christina-OW/254729541266869
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Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5817911.Christina_OW
Website http://tmdangel.wix.com/chrisitnaow
Blog https://christinaow.wordpress.com/
Amazon Page http://www.amazon.com/Christina-OW/e/B00A8XYFM8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Newsletter Sigh Up http://tmdangel.wix.com/chrisitnaow#!news-and-events/c1pz
Book List http://tmdangel.wix.com/chrisitnaow#!books/cnec

Fate Reborn is an okay book. Though the story is was good. Though lines were broken up and need to be fixed. The words were mixed up and had hard time reading the story. Ashat and his family were killed by an evil werewolf. He and a few other werewolf go on an mission to get this evil werewolf.

Ashat and Billy and Joe, have tried to help a family out by protecting them. They wanted them to leave and stay away. Though the family comes back and the father see what they are and seen this family die. Marlee is told to run. Things starts to make sense one you start reading about main story. Throughout the book you get mixed up words in with each page. That need to be updated.

Other then that the story is good. I enjoyed it. There are twist and turns. The some things going on with all three werewolf's. What will happen with Ashat and Marlee? What will happen to Dave? There are still lots questions to answer.


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January 20, 2015

Blohgiesta -Winter 2015 Wrap up



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January 18, 2015

Mailbox Monday #18

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: MailboxMonday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

We've had some light snow here near Pittsburgh Pa, We had some that did linger but it was gone in couple of day or it still there mostly because of the temperatures. Temperatures are all over the place -- below 30 and above 30 -- a real yo-yo. I hope everyone had a great reading week.

I'd also like to take a moment to have everyone reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement on Jan. 19, in honor of the holiday.

Join in by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky below: (as you can see we've had to mix things up with the linky -- Thanks WordPress)


Here what came in my mailbox this week 1/11/15 - 1/17/15

 Book Title: Fatete Return
Author: Christina Ow
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Published: January 2015 (E-book)
Book Source: I received from Author / Book Tour
Series: Dukkha Fates #1

Ashat is a werewolf who’s lived three centuries in sorrow and torment after his family was killed by an enemy-Baku. The only way he is able to bear his long life is drinking himself into a drunken stupor, women and hunting down Baku. His world suddenly changes when he meets Merilee and he is finally able to love and be happy again.

Merilee lost her family in a fire when she was five. However she isn’t too sure about that, her nightmares show her something very different to what her shrink has been telling her for thirteen years. She was raised by her two adoptive sisters Ann and Maria in an orphanage. She has a fear of letting people in and losing them. This fear makes her put up with an obnoxious boyfriend Steve until she’s finally gets the courage to get rid of him.
She finally meets a man who she instantly has a crush on and ultimately falls in love with after their first night together.

But Merilee and Ashat have met before in the worst of situations.

 Book Title: By Winter's Light
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Mira
Published: October 28, 2014 (Hardcover, 352 Pages)
I won in giveaway I believe or requested it

It’s December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan have succeeded in having the family Christmas celebration held at snow-bound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster’s home. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has their own plans for the holiday season.

Yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind—the festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster’s sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster’s daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before and the embers of an unexpected passion smolder between them, but once bitten, twice shy, Claire believes a second marriage is not in her stars. Daniel, however, is determined to press his suit. He’s seen the love the Cynsters share, and Claire is the lady with whom he dreams of sharing his life. Assisted by a bevy of Cynsters—innate matchmakers every one—Daniel strives to persuade Claire that trusting him with her hand and her heart is her right path to happiness.

Meanwhile, out riding on Christmas Eve, the young adults of the Cynster clan respond to a plea for help. Summoned to a humble dwelling in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is called on to help with the difficult birth of a child, while the others rise to the challenge of helping her. With a violent storm closing in and severely limited options, the next generation of Cynsters face their first collective test—can they save this mother and child? And themselves, too?

Back at the manor, Claire is increasingly drawn to Daniel and despite her misgivings, against the backdrop of the ongoing festivities their relationship deepens. Yet she remains torn—until catastrophe strikes, and by winter’s light, she learns that love—true love—is worth any risk, any price.

A tale brimming with all the magical delights of a Scottish festive season.

Book Title: The BeeKeeper's Son
Author: Kelly Irvin
Publisher: Zondervan
Published: 1/12/2015 (Paperback)
Received from Book Look Blogger
Series: The Amish of Bee County #1

Sometimes it takes a barren landscape to see the beauty of God s creation.

Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock and pity wherever he shows his face. Horribly scarred from the tragic accident that claimed his mother s life, he chooses to keep his distance from everyone, focusing his time and energy on the bees his family raises. If no one sees him, no one can judge him. So why does he start finding excuses to seek out Deborah Lantz, the beautiful new arrival in town?

Deborah can t get out of Bee County, Texas, soon enough. Once her mother and younger siblings are settled, she is on the first bus out of this dusty town. She is only waiting on the letter from Aaron, asking her to return to lush Tennessee to be his fraa. But that letter never comes. As she spends time getting to know Phineas hoping to uncover the man beneath the scars she begins to realize that she no longer minds that Aaron hasn t sent for her.

As both Deborah and Phineas try to come to terms with lives that haven t turned out the way they imagined, they discover that perhaps Gott s plans for them are more extraordinary than they could have dreamed. But they need to let go of their own past sorrows and disappointments to find the joy and beauty that lies just ahead for them both. "
Book Title: Max and Dax Meet
Author: Marissa Shortt
Won in a giveaway











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