April 28, 2016

Reaching Angelica by Peter Riva

Book Title: Reaching Angelica
Author:  Peter Riva
Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Space, Adventure
Series: Tag #2
Publisher: Yucca Publishing
Pub Date: 2/2/16 (368 Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer: I recived this book from the publisher and +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours for free for an honest review and book tour.
Description: In a massive spaceship destined for Alpha Centauri B, with a genesis crew including Zip the telepathic dog, his old friendly nemesis Cramer, and a computer being named Ra (now inhabiting a human form and calling herself Aten), Simon Bank emerges from a hundred-year coma and is hailed as an awakened hero. Stuck with unwanted responsibility, he is forced to try to solve the entire enigma of the universe—a small undertaking—before the spaceship, his friends, and all life on Earth are swatted out of existence by super beings he has accidentally awakened.

Simon’s only hope is to plunge into other dimensions with his mind—into the secrets of the universe’s pan-dimensions—as only he knows how. The fate of all life hangs in the balance as he struggles to prove himself worthy of the Path and the absolute trust his friends place in him. Simon knows all too well that if he fails there is no hope—none at all—for anyone, and that includes his best friend, an artificial intelligence computer called Apollo, which he sadly left behind. Besides, Zip would not be pleased, either.

 In this sequel book, we meet up with Simon Bank and Crammer once again. Only now Simon Bank is missing his wife. Reaching Angelica is continued from The Path.

This story takes place in space, and in the spaceship. Who is Regus? Will Apollo need Simon's help once again to save Earth? Can Simon do it? Ra does one thing and becomes a new person named Aten.

Aten waits for Simon to wake up. Once he does things do get even weirder and better. What secrets and what does Giga want. Will Simon and crew make it to Angelica?

Peter Riva has you engaged in the story. What will happen and pulling you along for the ride? This story has many surprises and twisted at every turn.

Peter Riva has worked for more than thirty years with the leaders in aerospace and space exploration. His daytime job for more than forty years has been as a literary agent. He resides in New York City.

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April 26, 2016

Product Review: ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh Toothpaste & Spinbrush

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I got a spin brush and two samples and one full toothpaste. I thank ARM & HAMMER™ for complimentary products. I tried out both. For the Spin brush in the brand Truly Radiant™. I tried out the spin brush. It works well. Though for me it hurts my around my gums around my upper teeth. I truly do not know if it best for my teeth. The manual toothbrush works better for my upper teeth. The Truly Radiant™ spin brush works wonderfully on my bottom teeth better.  It surely works best around my gums and teeth on my bottom teeth.

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The Path by Peter Riva

Book Title: The Path
Author: Peter Riva
Series: Tag #1
Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Cyber
Disclaimer: I received this from +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours for a book tour. I am reviewing it for an honest review
Publisher: Yucca Publishing
Pub Date: 1/20/2015 (224 Pages, Paperback)
Description: All life on earth is about to be terminated by an entity as old as the galaxy itself. To make matters worse, Simon has broken everything already.

In a future world that is run by computer systems and that is without want, how can a man find his role? Then, if the very computers he works on to try to make them more human suddenly try to kill him, revealing a secret so vast that it affects every living soul on the planet, can that man be a hero?

These are the questions that face the stumbling, comic, and certainly flawed Simon Bank. His job is to work with the System’s artificial intelligence, making it fit more perfectly into human society so that it can keep the country running smoothly. But when the System threatens the peaceful world he knows, Simon suddenly must rush to save his own life, as well as the life of everyone on earth. Forced to reassess everything that he thought he knew, he is caught within circumstances way beyond his control.

Simon’s only hope is to rely on intellect and instincts he didn’t know he had, and on new friends, not all of them human, to change himself and all humanity. And he doesn’t have much time.

Simon Bank does not know he is special. He is the one that starts it all by doing something in the system. He needs to fix it to save humanity on Earth.

We learn what we do not know yet. Earth needs to be in balance and if not our world will be gone and we will not know what has happened.

Who and how does Peter and then Apollo and Ra become as they do? Peter Riva has you wondering whether it will happen in our real world after a couple chapters. He does so well that all his characters seem real and that you are a part of the story.

Will earth survive or will it be exterminated? Simeon reveals secrets and meets up with Crammer and Angie and a few others. Will they help or will they not? Can Crammer and Angie protect Simeon? Will they stay on the Path?

If You enjoy this book you will enjoy "Reaching Angelica" which you will want to read. You can review "Reaching Angelica" by clicking the link.

Peter Riva has worked for more than thirty years with the leaders in aerospace and space exploration. His daytime job for more than forty years has been as a literary agent. He resides in New York City.

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Interview around the Globe with Peter Riva

Let welcome to our latest and newest member to our list of authors. Let welcome Peter Riva to Nighttime Reading Center. He here on a book tour. He is stopping by here on April 26 and 28. I work with +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours and me happily learn about him books and giveaway.

I got the chance to read his book "The Path" and "Reaching Angelica". It was different. I would suggest that you read my reviews for "The Path", and "Reaching Angelica". You got a chance to win a  - Win 1 of 5 sets of books (The Path Book 1 and Reaching Angelica Book 2) + 1 of 2 $25 Amazon gift cards (open internationally). Enter his giveaway Reaching Angelica Giveaway

Let read his Bio and then go to his interview. #Interviews, #Interviewsaroundtheglobe, #NRC, #Giveaways #bookreview, #adventure, #thriller, #scifi, #cyberpunk and @iReadBookTours

Author Heather Siegel at Nighttime Reading Center
Peter Riva has worked for more than thirty years with the leaders in aerospace and space exploration. His daytime job for more than forty years has been as a literary agent. He resides in New York City.
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Describe your book in 20 words or less.
What happens when a man has the ability to merge consciousness with the universe – can he see or do anything useful?
Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?
Somewhere, in the back of the brain, an idea emerged concerning the perspective we have of the world and the universe around us. Life is all about perspective and as humans our is often limited. It is not about a touchy-feely concept of “oneness” or “other consciousness,” more like peeling away the barrier –out of necessity to save the crew and ship – to communication with other forms of life/entity.
How important are names to you in your book(s)? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you use any resources in assisting you to choose the names?
I cheat. I make up names as I would like them to be, mimicking friends and people I have known. So, yes, some of the names are real, friends or acquaintances long lost.
Which of your characters (in this book) is your favorite and Why?
Zip the dog. He’s actually more grounded and carefree than any of the humans.
Was there a certain scene in this book that was harder for you to write than others?
In a sense, yes. Once I wanted to structure the medical discussion of the universe I knew what I wanted to say, but the people in that conversation of discovery had to process, arrive at the conclusion I had already thought up. Going slow is hard when the ideas are fun.
If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
Hmmm… A very young Will Smith as Simon Bank and younger Meg Ryan as Aten. Ralph Cramer would have to be Patrick McGowan… and the voice of Apollo Alec Guinness. Zip could be played by a Durbachler (Béarnaise Mountain Dog) or a Pyrenean.
What was your favorite part to write and why? (Alternate Q: What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?)
Cramer waking Simon up at the end. Typical of their relationship. Added to which was the completely gratuitous hint at sex by a female crew member as they go forward… the book needed that emotional lifting.
Just as your book(s) inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write? (Alternate Q: If you didn't like writing books, what would you do for a living?)
I am a literary agent. Been licensing for 40+ years. Every single author who tried to break through, who put their heart and soul into their passion – how could they not be inspiring?
What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
First write about what you know. Even in Sci-Fi, write based on what you have learned or can learn while writing. Second, if writing is not the most rewarding thing whilst writing, don’t bother. Writing may be undertaken as a discipline, but that discipline should only be to schedule the time clear of anything you really would rather not do allowing you to have that soak-in-the-fun time of writing. And re-writing, and re-writing again. Revel in it.
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?
There are four types of review. The first is the intelligent and constructive review who understands the book and enjoyed its concepts and execution. Yes, oh yes, I read and enjoy those. And respond with comments that I hope are equal in intellect.
The second is the positive review but which may not really have understood the layers in the book, but that’s okay. Always worth a thank you. But don’t take it too seriously.
The third is the critical review that has a problem or problems with what your premise is, or the tone/writing of the book. There is little you can do with that critic. You have to accept you failed that person and, if they give specific reasons, I write and say thanks and that I’ll apply constructive criticisms to the next book because, sure as eggs are eggs, I can’t republish the current one.
And the last type of review—which I have had from Publishers Weekly! – if the dope reviewer who didn’t like the first few pages and then pretended they read the book – when from their comments you can tell all they read was the two paragraph blurb. They were only after a quick paycheck and, frankly, are not worth responding to.
What are you working on now? What is your next project?
I have one more book in this series, the Tag series. Simon finally gets his comeuppance. Zip is… well, I’ll know when I finish writing… but I suspect Zip will save the day.
Bonus Question: Characters often find themselves in situations they aren't sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?
Besides panic you mean? MRI claustrophobia was hard… no, really, it was damn hard. What did I do? Pushed the damn button to get let out. Life can be like that… “Push the button Max!” (The Great Race movie) is sometimes all you need to do or can do. Move on.

Thank you for stopping by Nighttime Reading Center, Peter Riva. I hope to see you around here. I hope you stop by once in awhile. I love your books.

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April 21, 2016

Book Tour: Journey to Munich

Book Title: Journey to Munich
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Harper
Pub date: 3/26/2016 (304 Pages, Paperback)
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, War, Historical Fiction, Hisorical, WW2, European Literature, British Literature, Adult, Adult Fiction
Series: Maisie Dobbs #12
Disclaimer: I received this book free from +Jen Forbus for a book tour and an honesty  review
Description: Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that seems to get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal).It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich.The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help.Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .
What a journey this book takes you on. This book takes you back to WW2 a bit and Nazi time. What will happen to Maisie Dobbs? The story gets even better as you read.

Why is everything a secret? They need to get a British man home from Munch. Will that happen? Maisie got to go to Germany as a family member of the man who being held by Hitler.

Maisie needs to be careful and Also protected. Will she return back home safe or will she be caught?

Jacqueline Winspear has become one of my favorite authors with the first book that I got to review. I will be looking for more of her books. I love to finish off the rest of the books in this series.  She captured my attention the min you start reading. It takes a bit before getting to the story of a book. She gives a little background about Maisie Dobbs from the earlier book and continues on in this book.

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Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in the county of Kent, England. Following higher education at the University of London's Institute of Education, Jacqueline worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the UK.
She emigrated to the United States in 1990, and while working in business and as a personal / professional coach, Jacqueline embarked upon a life-long dream to be a writer.
A regular contributor to journals covering international education, Jacqueline has published articles in women's magazines and has also recorded her essays for KQED radio in San Francisco. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom and Europe.
Author Links: www.jacquelinewinspear.com and Facebook

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April 12, 2016

Fast Acting Advil - Advil Film Coated - Product Review

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Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:

  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Backache
  • Menstrual cramps
  • The common cold
  • Muscular aches
  • Minor pain of arthritis

Temporarily reduces:

  • Fever
This time to work. It does do the job. Advil Film Coated is easy to take. You get no after taste and shallow easy. I have not had many tablets or pill do this. I like the fact you do not get flavor when shallow it.

It does take time to work though. It does not relieve right away it takes a few minutes to start relieving the pain. It does relieve the pain. I was #sponsored and I received a free sample as a member of the Fast Advil Fanatics on Crowdtap.”

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April 4, 2016

Busy, Busy!

Book Title: Busy, Busy!
Author: Eileen Spinelli
Publisher: Ideals Children's Books
Publish Date: 4/5/16 (20 pages, Board book)
Genres: Children, Animals
Disclaimer: I received this book free from +WorthyPub, for an honesty review
Description: A playful board book about expressing love, even when life is busy.

 This was a sweet book. It great for young children. Parents could use this book for though that are expecting another little baby. It is to reassure your child that Mommy will have time for that child.

It shows how it though animals and then mommy. It to show that they have time and love for the child. The pictures are down  well. I loved it for it was good for beginner readers as well.  It simple for children to learn from as well.

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Would a worm go for a walk?

Book Title: Would a Worm Go on a Walk?
Author: Hannah C Hall
Publisher: Ideals Children's Books
Pub Date: 4/5/16 (32 Pages, Hardcover)
Genres: Children,
Disclaimer: I received this from Leeannan and WorthyPub for an honesty review.
Description: A comical picture book about the unique qualities of various creatures and how they were planned to be just that way by a loving, wise Creator.

 This is wonderful book for young children.  This picture book is great for parent to read to their children and have them a laugh. The pictures are down well. It show what god has for as all. We are made for different things.

Children will love this for themselves and see have fun reading this story. You learn that creatures are planned that way and is love them that way.

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