October 16, 2019

Book Review: The Magic Sapphire by Alba Arango

Book Title: The Magic Sapphire
Author: Alba Arango
Series: The Decoders #1
Publisher: Sapphire Books
Publisher Date: July 19, 2018 (150 Pages, Paperback)
Genres: Children, Fiction, Mystery, Young adult
Steve, Matt, and Jenny always dreamed of becoming detectives. One day, their dreams become reality when they discover an ancient treasure map written by a pirate named Elias Darby over three hundred years ago. According to legend, the dying pirate hid a magical stone with mysterious powers somewhere in the Northern California hills, with only a poem titled El Alma de Dios as the key to locating it.

As the trio begins their search for the treasure, they unknowingly attract the attention of an international jewel thief named Frank Alexander. When the investigation leads the three friends to a string of hidden caves filled with booby-traps, they are confronted by the jewel thief and his diabolical plan to force the kids to find the stone and give it to him. Given no choice, the detectives must brave the dangerous traps to find the hidden treasure and develop a plan to outsmart the jewel thief.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Author Den for an honest review. My options are my own.
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Looking for a good mystery for young adults? I think I found it. This book or series is good for young readers or teens. It focuses on three friends. They seem to work together well. Their names are Matt, Jenny and Steve.

These three friends end up going on adventures together. They go on these adventure but ask for help when they need it. I really like the fact they they need to use their minds and teamwork to solve the clues. The way the author does this is well done.

Children will enjoy this book as it shows puzzle solving and teamwork throughout the book. The author also makes it fun and easy to read. It enjoyable for you to read. There a jewel thief and and men, He seem to want the the item the Steve bought but why?

There are some twist and turns throughout the book. Parents is really good for children learn about team work. It also teaches them to use their minds to solve the puzzles. Will Steve, Jenny and Matt find the hidden treasure? Will they solve the mystery?

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October 11, 2019

Book Review: God Gave Us the Bible by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Book Title: God Gave Us the Bible: Forty-Five Favorite Stories for Little Ones
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Genres: Children, Christian
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publisher Date: 2019-09-17 (160 Pages, Hardcover)
Introducing a Bible storybook from the creators of God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Christmas and God Gave Us Easter, featuring 45 stories from the Bible, with reflections from adorable Little Cub and her friends.

God Gave Us the Bible introduces kids to the STORY of stories--the love story between God and his people. Ideal for readers aged 3 to 7, written in a framework where Little Cub and her animal friends reflect many of the questions young readers have about Bible stories. The book features forty-five Bible stories and concepts that every child should know/be introduced to, like Noah and the Ark, the Birth of Jesus, and Jesus Feeds the 5,000 in a very warm, conversational, reassuring manner.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Press Lunch Team for a free honest review.
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 I know some parents might be seeking an excellent book for their children. Are you seeking a way to identify Gods story to little one? Well this book, God Gave Us the Bible as a few favorite stories. It a good one and well done.

The stories are brief but mean full. They may allow the children asking some questions about the bible or the meaning of the story. This book retains characters that display this though animals with a Mama bear and a few forest animal kids. I like this concept and could understand it. The stories are not in depth of the Bible, but it gives the children or animal kids in the book to ask about a b meaning of a word or prase. Mama explains them try to provide them an answer that they would understand.

The pictures are effectively put together. I enjoy looking them, and they did tell the story. I was able to read this book in one sitting. I had to take a break when I was going an appointment. I finished the same day as I started it. If I did not have to go any where and launched this at home, I would completed reading it in one sitting.

This book does teach you some lessons and the story of Christ though the eyes of little cubs. Parents should think to put this on their bookshelves for their children or grandchildren. Good for children of juvenile readers.

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October 10, 2019

Book Review: Are We Still Friends? By Randall Goodgame

Book Title: Are We Still Friends?
Author: Randall Goodgame
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Series: Slugs & Bug
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publish Date: 2019-05-15 (64 Pages, Hardcover)
Genres: Children, Friendship, Fiction
It's picnic time for Doug the Slug and Sparky the Bug! But when Doug suddenly finds himself alone with Sparky’s bag of Flavor Blasted Pizza Chips, he “accidentally” eats all the chips. When Sparky returns, Doug is scared to tell the truth and confess. Come along as Doug faces his fears and Sparky learns to forgive.

Even when Slugs & Bugs music isn’t playing, old and new friends of the fun brand can now enjoy its witty world and biblical wisdom in books too! Using few words but lots of visual storytelling, I'm Glad You're My Friend gets readers laughing while learning a lesson from Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book though BH/Lifeway Blogger Program for an honest review
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Are you looking for a book that is good for young readers. I know that this book is decent. I got this book that is really good. The book has life lesson in it. This book will teach your children about friendships and learn about trust.

I thought this book was heartfelt. It sweet and lovable. It has a teachable moment in it. The pictures are done well. The story is sweet. What happens when a friend does not tell you the truth. What a way this book teach a value of life lessons and in a different way to incorporate the bible in a book.

This book is good for parents to get. It a book to put your child bookshelves or your own. It teaches a lesson about lying and friendships. Your child or children will learn about them both. What is best to forgive your friend? This I really did like about the story.

Randall Goodgame is a singer/songwriter and the creative force behind the family music brand Slugs & Bugs. He has recorded eight solo albums and contributed to numerous others. He has written songs for VeggieTales, Caedmon’s Call, Andrew Peterson, Jason Gray, Jill Phillips, and Eric Peters. Randall and his family call Nashville home, but he also began touring in 2010 to bring Slugs & Bugs to families nationwide.

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October 9, 2019

Book Spotlight: C.R. Richards and CREED OF THE GUARDIAN With Giveaway

Genre: Epic Fantasy
Print ISBN: 978-0990669470
Print Price: $19.99
Kindle ISBN: 978-0-9906694-8-7
Kindle Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 18, 2019

Protect the Innocent. Punish the Guilty.

Seth the Ice Lion, now an Apprentice in the Jalora Legion, reluctantly travels aboard ship with his new battalion. Western Beta’s mission seems a dull assignment. Guarding miles of bogs and old ruins should be a simple task, but Seth soon learns nothing is easy for the Bearer of the Lion Ring. The Jalora is the embodiment of Good and the source of Seth’s power. It commands he search North Marsh for a relic capable of saving his homeland from the ravenous appetite of the Jackal invaders. Surrounded by deadly bogs and savage beasts, he must find the relic before the Lion Spirit inside of him takes control of their shared body.

Invaders from across the sea hold a firm grip on Valdeon, but their thirst for blood remains unsated. They lust for the riches of Andara. Using fear and greed as weapons, the Jackal enlist aid from the continent’s unscrupulous mercenaries to prepare for a larger invasion. They build a stronghold – Stone Fang Fortress - in the Bloodtooth Mountains of the north. It is here they prepare to conquer the free world.

Will Seth find this powerful relic before the Jackal swarm invades Andara? Or will his people be enslaved under the iron fist of the Jackal Lord? Seth’s answers hide in the deadly bogs of North Marsh…
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Seth wrapped his powers about himself and flew at the Changeling with all the speed he possessed. A fist struck his torso, knocking the breath out of him. Such speed! The Lion rolled to the edge of the battlement, smacking painfully against the barrier overlooking the Legion courtyard. Stunned, he didn’t have time to block the sharp stab to his right shoulder.

“How disappointed your Jalora must be right now.” The Changeling swung its blade playfully in the space between them. “Your career as bearer will be a short one.”

Primal fear and hatred rose within Seth’s heart as he stared into the mystical being’s black orbs. The Lion’s Roar rumbled low in his throat. Gasping in short, panicked breaths, Seth desperately tried to concentrate. The Lion Spirit laughed at his struggles. Its vast power chipped away at the thin layer of control Seth still held.

Let me out, Bearer. The Lion Spirit growled. I grow hungry for its flesh.

“No! You’ll destroy more than the Changeling.”

You will soon learn, boy, I cannot be contained.

Then the beast was loose. Bursting onto the battlements in a massive wave of destruction, it struck the Changeling with a bone-crushing surge of energy. Laughter boomed in Seth’s ears as the Lion Spirit fed. Slashing and chomping, the invisible beast delighted in the frenzy. Its destructive force, now free upon the outpost, didn’t stop at the enemy’s ruined body. Thundering along the battlements, the Lion’s Roar shook the foundations.

Seth, a stranger in his own body, sat helpless on the battlements while the Lion Spirit devoured everything in its path. Flesh. Stone. Metal. It ate indiscriminately. Seth scratched his fingertips along the rock, trying to regain control. The Lion Spirit, however, wasn’t ready quite yet to return to the confines of the ring. Seth prayed an outpost would still be standing when at last its hunger had been sated.

C.R. Richards’ literary career began when she interned as a part-time columnist for a small entertainment newspaper. She wore several hats: food critic, entertainment reviewer and cranky editor. A co-author of horror and urban fantasy novels, her first solo fiction project - The Mutant Casebook Series - was published by Whiskey Creek Press in 2013. Phantom Harvest (Book One in the series) is the winner of the 2014 EPIC eBook Awards for Fantasy Fiction. Cynthia is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, EPIC and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. For more information about her books, visit her website: www.crrichards.com

Books and Short Fiction by C.R. Richards:
Phantom Harvest (2013), Lost Man's Parish (2014), Pariah (2014), The Lords of Valdeon (2015) and The Obsidian Gates (2017)

Official Website: http://crrichards.com/
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-richards-7a270b4/
Giveaway open - October 7 - 18th
  • All three books in the HEART OF THE WARRIOR Series with a limited edition Lion newly designed bookmark special to the October release
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  • A Halloween Mug Filled with Candy
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October 3, 2019

Book Review: The Heart of A King

Book Title: The Heart of A King
Author: Jill Eileen Smith
Genres: Biblical Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction,
Series: The Loves of King Solomon (#1-4)
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Publisher Date: April 30, 2019 (430 Pages, Paperback)
King Solomon was wealthy and wise beyond measure. He could--and did--have anything he wanted, including many women from many lands. But for all his wisdom, did he or the women in his life ever find what they searched for all of their lives?

In this engrossing novel, you'll find yourself whisked away to ancient Israel, where you'll meet Solomon and four of the women he loved: Naamah the desert princess, Abishag the shepherdess, Siti the daughter of a pharaoh, and Nicaula the queen of Sheba. As you experience the world of Solomon through his eyes and the eyes of these women, you'll ask yourself the ultimate question: Did Solomon's wisdom ultimately benefit him and those he loved . . . or did it betray them?
Disclaimer: I receive a free Copy from Revell for an honest review. My options are my own.
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The heart of a king is well written. It seem to be about the life of King Solomon. We see it though the view of the his wives. This is what I got though reading the book. It seem like book that tell the story of the king.

It starts out with him with his father being King of Israel and his son a prince. We see how he becomes King and what he wants. Do his wives get what they want? I believe this is a story about King Solomon and his god. We are brought back to ancient Israel.

We also see him struggle with himself and his god. He seem to questions if he is doing what is right by his god. His he not following God commands or comments?

If you are into reading the bible, but in a simpler way. This book is good for you. This is what it kind gave me as I was reading it. I enjoyed it, do not get me wrong. It seem better then reading the bible it self to get the history or story of King Solomon. Wish is best for me to understand.

I am not into reading the Bible for say but learning about ancient Israel is something different and the lives of King Solomon and his wives. This book did have look up a bit about King Solomon on google. Which is interesting say the least.

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October 1, 2019

Win 10 Halloween Books Giveaway

Who doesn't want to dive into a good, creepy book this time of the year? With Halloween around the corner, we're giving away ten books, written by the contributors of Strange Blood: 71 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies edited by Vanessa Morgan (released April 2019).

From vampires and werewolves to ghosts and serial killers, these terrifyingly brilliant books will have you enjoy the creepy season that much more.

You can win all of them by filling in the Rafflecopter at the bottom before the table that reads "10 Halloween Books". The giveaway is open worldwide, and ends October 31st, 2019. Good luck!

Strange Blood: 71 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies by Vanessa Morgan (ebook)

This is an overview of the most offbeat and underrated vampire movies spanning nine decades and 23 countries.

Strange Blood encompasses well-known hits as well as obscurities that differ from your standard fang fare by turning genre conventions on their head. Here, vampires come in the form of cars, pets, aliens, mechanical objects, gorillas, or floating heads. And when they do look like a demonic monster or an aristocratic Count or Countess, they break the mold in terms of imagery, style, or setting. Leading horror writers, filmmakers, actors, distributors, academics, and programmers present their favorite vampire films through in-depth essays, providing background information, analysis, and trivia regarding the various films. Some of these stories are hilarious, some are terrifying, some are touching, and some are just plain weird. Not all of these movies line up with the critical consensus, yet they have one thing in common: they are unlike anything you've ever seen in the world of vampires. Just when you thought that the children of the night had become a tired trope, it turns out they have quite a diverse inventory after all.

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Discover The Horror: One Man's 50-Year Quest for Monsters, Maniacs, and the Meaning of it All by Jon Kitley (paperback)

For over five decades, Jon Kitley has been on a never-ending quest to explore as much of the horror film genre as possible, from the early days of terror television to movie theaters and drive-ins, from the video explosion to the creation of his long-running website. Now, for the first time, fans of Kitley's Krypt can read how it all started (and continues to this day) as Jon shares his personal "tales from the road" experiences, having attended over a hundred horror movie conventions from coast-to-coast, as well as thoughts on different sub-genres, critics, reference books, and so much more. Plus, discover plenty of tips on how YOU can get the most out of your own journey into Monsters, Maniacs, and the Meaning of it All!

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Wholesale Theft and the Least of One's Problems by Chris Hewson (ebook)

Focusing on sexism, B-movies, and the Golden Age of Hollywood, Wholesale Theft is about the adventures of Edith Donnegan, a young woman who invariably finds herself up against killer robots, mad scientists, and lizardmen. All the while, she has to deal with incessant chauvinism for the most absurd of reasons, but she strives to succeed.

The Key in the Grave: A haunting in a feared old mansion catches the attention of Edith, who decides to play amateur ghost-hunter to discover what happened in the past, and what’s happening now.

Empire of the Future: While on holiday to Luxembourg, Edith witnesses the world change into a bizarre hybrid of past and future technology. If she wants any chance of getting back home, she’ll have to stop a power-mad ruler before the changes are permanent.

Undead Teenagers of the Lost Island: On an uncharted island, mysterious and dastardly experiments threaten a group of visiting teenagers. Can Edith rescue them in time from the clutches of a villainous mad scientist?

And more!...

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Corporate Wolf by Stuart R. West (ebook)

It was supposed to be a corporate retreat and a series of morale-boosting exercises. It was a weekend Shawn Biltmore nearly didn't survive.

There was something else playing in the woods that night, something other than a bunch of corporate drones with paintball guns.

And it had chosen Shawn as its new chew toy.

…rip 'em to shreds.

The local authorities chalked it up to a bear attack.

So did the doctors.

Shawn knew the truth, however, as much as he wanted to deny it.

But when one of his coworkers is viciously killed, Shawn must face the truth…

He's a killer who needs to be put down.

Or is he?

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Bill the Vampire by Rick Gualtieri (ebook)

There are reasons we fear the night. He’s NOT one of them.

Bill Ryder was a dateless geek, but then he met a girl to die for. So he did. Sadly, that was just the beginning of his troubles. He awoke as a vampire but, fangs or not, he was still at the bottom of the food chain.

Now he finds himself surrounded by creatures stronger, deadlier, and a hell of a lot cooler than he is ... and they all want to kick his ass.

Bill isn't exactly average, though. A vamp like him hasn't been seen in centuries. He's got a few tricks up his sleeve, unlikely allies, and an attitude that makes him too damned obnoxious to quit.

Join him in this hilarious tale of bloodthirsty monsters and the unlikely hero who's not afraid to flip them all off, even if it gets him killed – again.

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Dragon of the Stars by Alex J. Cavanaugh (ebook)

The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. He’s poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter. He’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals.

But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?

One chance remains – the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

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Suckers by Anne Billson (ebook)

Everywhere you looked, there would be women dressed in black - white faces, black hair, mouths painted scarlet. It was The Look. You saw it on the street. You saw it on the covers of magazines. You saw it presenting arts programmes on TV.

And some of us saw it in our nightmares…

Anne Billson's debut novel, described by Christopher Fowler in Time Out as 'dark, sharp, chic and very funny', is set at the end of the 'greed is good' era, and features a gothic love triangle between a man, a woman and the 300-year-old vampire they chopped into pieces a decade earlier.

But now she's back, and this time she's building a bloodsucking empire...

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Saucy Jacky: The Whitechapel Murders as Told by Jack the Ripper' by Doug Lamoureux (audio book)

Come into the East End of London, England, 1888.

Walk the streets of Whitechapel and slums of Spitalfields, side by side with history's most notorious serial killer.

Overhear his plans, and listen - or try not to - to his secret thoughts as he waits in the shadows. Keep pace, if you have the nerve, as he stalks his victims.

Watch, if you have the stomach, as he commits his outrages. And run with him, if you're still upright, as he escapes the swarming forces of police desperate for his hide and head.

Imagining the unimaginable in this unabashed novel of terror, award-winning author Doug Lamoreux takes you inside the mind of the infamous killer who was never caught.

Discover the Whitechapel murders...as told by Jack the Ripper himself.

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Blood Bar by Daph Nobody (ebook – French edition)

In a close future, blood has become a valuable beverage. A "new world" guru named Borderman has built up a business on this fluid flowing in every man’s veins. During a long drought, as water is missing everywhere, blood becomes the core of a "golden rush". People kill for a single drop of water or blood. After being raped by a bunch of men who introduced themselves as water sellers, Alna loses her mind and eventually commits suicide. Years later, her husband Jooze, old enough to feel death getting closer, wants to take revenge as a final shot before dying: he will find back those men and kill them all! On his way, he will meet a little girl who was genetically conceived by the government to be exclusively fed with blood. A magic encounter, so to speak! He will use her as his ultimate weapon. But a dark man called Bob Wayne is chasing them both, whose mind is driven by cruel desires and insane projects…

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Peripheral Visions: The Complete Ghost Stories 1988-2015 by Robert Hood (ebook)

Peripheral Visions is a unique reference collection that includes all of Robert Hood's 44 ghost stories to date, three of them especially written for this volume. These memorable tales display Hood's uncanny ability to make the fantastic real, to embrace weirdness and create human characters whose lives – both inner and outer – haunted by mortality, are laid bare and revealed to be our own worst nightmares. Ranging from melancholy reflection on life and death, through disquieting tales of dark humour and vengeance, to chilling visions of ghostly apocalypse. Hood's stories are sure to draw you into a terrifying world that in the end is revealed to be irrefutably our own. Though many of these stories draw on the traditions of the past, they are far from traditional in approach.

As you turn each page remember this: not everything here is as it seems. There's always something more, barely glimpsed, out there on the periphery.

Each section has an evocative, disturbing illustration by noted artist, Nick Stathopoulos.

Purchase: Peripheral Visions
10 Halloween Books

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September 30, 2019

Monthly Wrap up: September 2019

September is on it way out. Children and Kids are looking forward to Halloween. Fall has finally decided to show up. We got cooler weather and temps. Time to enjoy fall time season and enjoy the nice comfortable weather. I am currently enjoying the weather and watching the leave change and fall.

I have to read about quarter of a book I started. I was hoping to finish by end of this month but that is not happening. I am also working on my spreadsheet that is called Reading Log. I will share it with my followers and other bloggers and book bloggers once I it been checked over and completed it. I am more then finish with the spreadsheet. More on the spreadsheet when I create the blog post about it.

I have giveaways going on my blog. At the moment only one is live but the other one is going on in October. Check my sidebar on my blog under "Giveaways".

Books Read in September:
  1. Found In Time By JK Kelly
  2. Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf by Shari Tharp
  3. Max and Dax Meet by Marissa Shortt
  4. The Last Thing She Said by Lauren Carr (Book Tour Oct/Nov / Review Coming November 15)
My books really fell in 4 different genres for this month. They are in 3 different media categories I believe as well. They will be shown below.  
Books by Genre:
  1. Children - 2 Books
  2. Mystery - 1 Book
  3. Romance - 1 Book
  4. Science Fiction - 1 Book
Books by Media Categories:
  1. Paperback - 4 Books
I have read a total of 782 Pages, for the month of September. I finally am back to reading around what I think I can for a month.  The total for 2019 is 7,501 Pages and 34 Hours of Listening.

Books by Pages Total:
  1. Found In Time - 318 Pages
  2. Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf - 40 Pages
  3. Max and Dax Meet - 34 Pages
  4. The Last Thing She Said - 390 Pages
Total Pages by Month:
  1. January - 1,530 Pages
  2. February - 532 Pages
  3. March - 1,390 Pages
  4. April - 363 Pages, (about 16 Hours, Listening)
  5. May - 368 Pages, (about 10 Hours, Listening)
  6. June -  995 Pages
  7. July - 448 Pages, (about 8 Hours, Listening)
  8. August - 1,093 Pages
  9. September - 782 Pages

Total books by Month:

  1. January - 8 Books
  2. February - 2 Books
  3. March - 5 Books
  4. April - 4 Books
  5. May - 2 Books
  6. June - 3 Books
  7. July - 2 Book
  8. August - 5 Books
  9. September - 4 Books
Favorite Book of the Month:

You can check out my review of Found In Time
Want to buy: Amazon

Book Haul of the Month:

Book Challenges:
- Goodreads Reading Challenge 35/31 Books (Completed)
- Booklikes Reading Challenge 35/31 Books (Completed)
- Fiction Addiction's Monthly Wrap up
- Backlog of Reviews (4 Reviews) 2011 though 2018
Bloggers Commenting Back
Follow me and I follow back (Let me know)

Real Murder: 9/9/19-10/25/19
Real Murder Giveaway 

CREED OF THE GUARDIAN: 10/7/19-10/18/19

 Here is everything that been posted for the year. Some things have been will be posted later then when I read the book or reviewed it. Most cases this is when a book is on tour with me. The Book review may be posted later or a month or so done the line. I will gladly mark these when I read the book so you know.


My Wrap Ups for the Year:

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April 
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August

What are your Reading?
Can someone please tell me what exactly is "Reading Obligation List" in a spreadsheet or how it works? (I know how to fill it out, just confused as what it)
You enjoying the Fall weather?

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September 20, 2019

Audiobook Tour / Review: Real Murder by Lauren Carr with Giveaway

Book Title: Real Murder
Author: Lauren Carr
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Publisher Date: January 10, 2017 (7 hrs and 53 mins, Audiobook)
Narrated by: Mike Alger
Genres: Thriller, Crime, Detective, Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, Mystery, Mystery Murder,
Series: A Lovers in Crime Mystery (Book 2)
When Homicide Detective Cameron Gates befriends Dolly, the little old lady who lives across the street, she is warned not to get lured into helping the elderly woman by investigating the unsolved murder of one of her girls. "She's senile," Cameron is warned. "It's not a real murder."

Such is not the case. After Dolly is brutally murdered, Cameron discovers that the sweet blue-haired lady's "girl" was a call girl who had been killed in a mysterious double homicide.

Meanwhile, Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton is looking for answers to the murder of a childhood friend, a sheriff deputy whose cruiser is found at the bottom of a lake. The deputy had disappeared almost 20 years ago while privately investigating the murder of a local prostitute.

It doesn't take long for the Lovers in Crime to put their cases together to reveal a long-kept secret that some believe is worth killing to keep undercover.
Disclaimer: I received a code from IReadBookTours to get a copy of the audiobook to review the book. My review is honest for the readers and author. I review for IReadBookTours.
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There a murder or murders that no one want to unsolved. It seem that their a killer that has yet to be answered. It all starts with the discovery of the missing sheriff deputy Mike Gardner and his cruiser in the lake.

There are more mysteries to solve and it all get started once Joshua and Cameron some what gets involved. Joshua on the case with his case and Cameron deals with a case that involes a sweet old lady that is her neighbor and named Dolly. Cameron wants to find closer or answers for a mother that lost her son.

Who killed Ava Tucker and her young man? Are they all connected or not? Why was Mike looking into a local hooker murder and is it a family secret that got him killed? Hunter seem like he want to find his fathers killer. You will be surprised at how it ends.

Laura does a remarkable job of bring her characters to life. You feel the their love for each other. Tracey seem to have found her love in Hunter Gardner. Will they marry and have a happy life together. We see how Cameron and Joshua deals with their marriage issues and their love for each other as well. They seem to work well together.

If you are a mystery fan or murder fan. Then you are missing out on these author books. Lauren Carr books are must read books. She will have you leave satisfied but hungry for more. This book was no different. I love how they are all intertwined.

 Prize: Win a $50 Amazon gift card courtesy of Lauren Carr, author of the Lovers in Crime Mysteries.

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