June 30, 2018

Monthly Wrap Up: June


June is now ending with humidity and high temps. June was more of sweet month with the temp either really high and / or muggy. Hello Summer.. Bring in the pool and the outdoor reading. What a month it has been. I will not complain much as it been sunny and decent or sunny and hot. That I will take. The year is now half over. We have now make it though half a year.

I have hit a slump when it hot or sticky it really been hard to read but I think i did quite good for this month with getting six books read. I am blaming the sticky weather. I am either tired or the weather got to me. This is what happens and I will sometime just relax on my bed and read if it is to sticky hot outdoors.

Books Read in June:

  1. Whispers at Seaside by Addison Cole
  2. The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson
  3. The Inn at Ocean Edge by Colleen Coble
  4. The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol. 3: The Creepy Campers by Tony Penn
  5. The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels, Vol. 4: Double-Dog Dare by Tony Penn
  6. The Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda E. Brunstetter
So for the month of June, I have read a total of 1,346 Pages. You can see what my total for the month by book below.

Total Pages by book for June:

  1. Whispers at Seaside - 258 Pages
  2. The Silent Songbird - 304 Pages
  3. The Inn at Ocean Edge - 336 Pages
  4. The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol. 3: The Creepy Campers - 96 Pages
  5. The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels, Vol. 4: Double-Dog Dare - 96 Pages
  6. The Hawaiian Discovery - 256 Pages
So Far for the 2018, the Total Pages Read is 7,536 Pages. That is a total of 6 months of this year or we call it half a year. Take look at the total per month below.

Total Pages Per Month:

  1. January - 1,135 Total Pages
  2. February - 1,359 Total Pages
  3. March - 1,834 Pages
  4. April - 1,558 Pages
  5. May - 304 Pages
  6. June - 1,346 Pages
So Far as of 2018 the Total Books Read are 32 Books.

Total Books Per Month:

  1. January - 4 Books
  2. February - 7 Books
  3. March - 5 Books
  4. April - 7 Books
  5. May - 3 Books
  6.  June - 6 Books
What was written and posted in June. Some of the books were read in 2018 and that is way you are see them posted in later months of 2018 as for I choose those dates for the tours. You will that I have Reviews that will be posted this year that go to book that were read before or during the previous month of 2018. Though I am trying to keep up with current reviews with book read this year there are some from back log. I just did not get to write the review. They will be marked.

    Want to see all the wraps so far. Take a look Below at the list.

    2018 Monthly Wrap Up:

    1. January
    2. February
    3. March
    4. April
    5. May (this is a book off and I misscululated when i did the wrap up. Sorry, Should have 3 book but only has two)
    Happy 4th of July? and How is your summer or and Summer Reads Going?


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    June 22, 2018

    Book Tour: Whispers at Seaside by Addison Cole w/Giveaway



    Whispers at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 10) by [Cole, Addison ]
    NEW RELEASE........ 

    Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends! All books can be read as stand-alone novels.

    Whispers at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Whispers. The stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

    In Whispers at SEASIDE… 

    Having a mad crush on her boss’s son, Matt Lacroux—an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy—is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt’s life is hours away from Mira’s home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.


    With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt’s publishing contract couldn’t have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book, and finally getting his arms around sweet, beautiful Mira.


    A surprise encounter leads to midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt’s sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira’s not saving his father’s company so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever?
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    Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

    Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.

    Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

    Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

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    Whispers by Seaside is a good book. Though for me it I think it was more romance than liked but it was not bad. It was written well. I enjoyed it involved the family but it seems like this was more Matt’s story then Mira.

    It had a lot to do with Matt and Mira getting together more. Matt is reconnecting with his family. He is also getting involved in Hagen's and Mira's lives more. I am hoping to see more of Matt building relationships with his family more. I know he was building a relationship with Hagen throughout the book then with Mira. I would have like to see the relationship of the build up with Mira throughout the book. I know we did see a part of it.

    We hear more about these wedding that are taking place in this book. I would have been nice to find out more about Matt and his family more and their loves ones. Mira seems to worry more about her future and about Hagen's.

    Will it last? Will Matt stay at his job or will he leave it? You will need to read the book to find out.



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    June 14, 2018

    Book Tour: Curse of the Ancients by Hawk MacKinney

    Book Title: Curse of the Ancients #CurseoftheAncients #HawkMacKinney
    Author: Hawk MacKinney
    Genres: Thiller, Mystery, Suspense, Adult Fiction
    Series: The Moccasin Hollow (#3)
    Publisher: Sage Words Publishing
    Publish Date: 2018-03-19 (280 Pages, Paperback)
    Disclaimer: I received this book from +LauraFabianiiReadBookTours and from the publisher for an honesty review
    ISBN 13: 9780997096262
    ISBN 10: (0997096268)
    Description: As Craige Ingram climbed the stairs of the derelict building, that peculiar stench of a dead body hit him. It was the same smell no matter where-SpecOps SEAL encounter gone sour, or in a vacant, roach-infested apartment. Inside, his SEAL buddy-turned head of Buckingham Parish Homicide's Investigative Support Division, Grayson MacGerald, was huddled with the coroner next to a swollen decaying corpse that was days old and hardly more than oozing dead meat. The PI inside Craige had a gut feeling that there was more to this than a dead body, and Craige's Grannie always told him, "Trust your feelin's." But that was before Mih�ly Keaulescu set down two of his Black Falcon choppers on Craige's Moccasin Hollow private airstrip in an uninvited stopover. It got worse. From his airstrip to Israel, to Turkey and a nightmare-dream of one-of-a-kind ancient artifacts that not only threatened the serene life Craige knew and loved at Moccasin Hollow, it would destroy the world.


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    If you wanted to travel to the Middle East or at least a part of it. You do so though Hawk McKinney latest book "The Curse of Ancients". To me it get adventurous and involves mysteries though out the book. I also believe it got some real good crime and detective in the book.

    We meet up with Craige Ingram once again, and one of his best friend McGarald. Craige is ask to come and look and be a part of the investigation and find out what going on and finding out. The action be hotter and intense.

    Craige bring in another friend from his seal team. When, his home is being threaten and get him and his friend involved some more. They will not back down until they find the answers.
    Are terrorists involved and who or what is going on that leaving agents dead? Hawk McKinney does this and pull you in for adventure and battle. Who will win? The book is a page turner and surprises though out. Who would want artifacts and why?




    1st Prize: Win a print copy of Curse of the Ancients by Hawk MacKinney and a $25 Amazon.com gift card (open to USA only - 1 winner)

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    3rd prize: Win a gifted Kindle copy of Curse of the Ancients by Hawk MacKinney (open to USA only / 2 winners)

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    Hawk MacKinney
    ​With postgraduate degrees and faculty positions at several medical universities, Hawk MacKinney has taught graduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem. In addition to his work in classrooms and laboratories, he has written numerous professional articles on chordate neuroembryology and authored several novels that reflect his southwest upbringing in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel nominated for both the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award, details the family bloodlines of his protagonist in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. Hidden Vault of Secrets and Westobou Gold, Books 1 and 2 in the series, have received national and international attention. Hawk is also writing a science fiction series, The Cairns of Sainctuarie.

    Connect with the author:  Website 

    BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

    May 28  - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway
    May 28  - TFaulc Book Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
    May 29  - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / giveaway
    May 30  - Bri's Book Nook - review / giveaway
    May 31  - A Mama's Corner of the World - review / giveaway
    June 1   - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
    June 4   - Booklove - review / giveaway
    June 5   - Bound 4 Escape - review / giveaway
    June 6   - Paulette's Papers - book spotlight / giveaway
    June 7   - T's Stuff - review / giveaway
    June 8   - Two Points of Interest - review
    June 11 - Rocksprings Crafts - review / giveaway
    June 11 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review
    June 13 - JBronder Book Reviews - review / giveaway
    June 14 - Nighttime Reading Center - review / giveaway
    June 14 - My Reading Journeys - review
    June 15 - Jessica Cassidy - review / giveaway


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    June 13, 2018

    Review: THE SILENT SONGBIRD

    The Book cover of The Silent Songbird
    Book Title: The Silent Songbird
    Author: Melanie Dickerson
    ISBN: 9780718026318 (0718026314)
    ASIN: 0718026314

    Genres: Historical Fiction, England,
    Series: Hagenheim #7
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson
    Publish Date: 2016-11-08 (304 Pages, Hardcover)
    Disclaimer: I received free copy of this book from BookLook Blogger, for an honest review. All thought and options are my own.
    Description: From New York Times bestselling author comes The Silent Songbird! Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again? Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village. Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them. More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy.Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?

    The Silent Songbird is a story about a heroine that wants to something all people want. It takes place in either 1700 or 1800 England. It mostly about the King’s warden. Will she find what wants in life? She knows her duty, but she does not want to marry someone she does not love.

    Evangeline knows her cousin goes to set up a marriage to an Earl? She tries to tell her cousin she doesn't want to marry this man. She is forced to run away. This is where all twists and turns and surprises start to occur. She meets a man and asks to go along with him and his men. She also has her friend with her as well. I believe this is where she starts to learn about herself and learns about the world around her.

    The author does a good job showing us what it likes for women in that era. We learn of what Lord Shivery is like and how he is. You will be surprised at how and what this man did to his first wife. The author does wonders with her characters. You can see how deep she makes them. You are pulled into the era of that time and you feel like you are a part of that world.



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    June 11, 2018

    Book Spotlight: Buckaroo Buckeye by Kristin Anderson Cetone



    Book Details:

    Book Title: Buckaroo Buckeye: A Little Nut with Big Dreams
    Author: Kristin Anderson Cetone
    Illustrator: Nadia Komorova
    Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 36 pages
    Genre: Friendship, Social Skills & School Life, Bullies, Growing Up & Facts of Life
    Publisher: KLAC Enterprises, LLC
    Release date: September 1, 2012
    Tour dates: May 21 to June 15, 2018
    Content Rating: G

    Book Description:

    Winner of the Mom's Choice Silver and OneBookAZ Awards!

    There's a new cowboy in town! Hit the trail with Buckaroo Buckeye, a lovable little nut who falls from his tree in Ohio, as he dodges the bumps and bullies along the way in a magical journey to find his true place in the world.

    Created by Reading Specialist Kristin Cetone, Buckaroo Buckeye teaches children 4-8 to: • Learn to ignore bullies
    • Improve their self-esteem
    • Connect with reading
    • "Dream, Believe and Achieve" no matter their size!

    Your child will be inspired by Buckaroo's determination in this touching story with unforgettable characters illustrated by Nadia Komorova. Get yours today!


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    Buckaroo Buckeye grew out of author Kristin Anderson Cetone's imagination and joy of reading.

    Born in Dayton, Ohio, she traveled many miles before putting down roots in the Arizona desert. Influenced by family, education, life experiences, and a desire to teach others, Mrs. Cetone discovered her purpose---just like Buckaroo Buckeye did.

    Her true calling and passion is writing and helping others become successful readers. She created Buckaroo to encourage children to believe in themselves and follow their dreams while dodging the bumps and bullies along the way. Reading will help guide the way. Being a Reading Specialist, she has also created Nuts About Reading™ an informal, supplemental, online reading service. She shares her insights and suggestions to help parents strengthen their children's reading process and become successful readers.

    Her joy now is to inspire and help kids to find the Buckaroo Buckeye in themselves.

    Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram


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    June 6, 2018

    Review: The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets

    Book Title: The Berenstain Bears Bless Our PetsAuthor: Mike Berenstain
    Genres: Animals, Children, Christian Fiction
    Series: The Berenstain Bears
    Publisher: Zonderkidz
    Publish Date:  2017-03-07 (24 Pages, Paperback)
    Disclaimer: I received his book from BookLook Blogger for an honesty review
    Description: In the newest Berenstain Bear Living Lights title, The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear love their pets Little Lady, Gracie, Swish, and Cutsie … they are just like part of the Bear family. So when Preacher Brown holds a special Blessing of the Pets service on Sunday, the Bear family joins in. But what starts as a peaceful gathering of Bear Country neighbors and their animal friends on the lawn of the Chapel—including dogs, cats, rats, goats, and even a snake or two—ends up needing a little heavenly intervention.

    You know the best series out there that good for children is The Berenstain Bears. It teaches about things children need and still really good. It one of my favorite series. I regret getting rid of my books i had growing up. The one I have now i will not give them away. I am over the children section but I love reading children books. These books i will never grow out of or want to.

    The Berenstain Bears Bless our pets is really is a new one. It deal with or what our children need in moral teachings in the real world. It teaches us that animals or our pets are more family rather than just plan animals. They should be treated like any other family member. I know I treat my pets like they are family and talk to them like their my babies.

    Children will learn that they need to take care of pets and what it like and treat them like other family members to a point. Mike Berenstain does a really well job with it and with the pictures. The picture can tell the story.



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    Book Tour: The Dan Diaries W/ Giveaway

    Book Title: The Dan Diaries
    Author: D.D. Marx
    Genres: Chick Lit
    Series: Beyond Series #4
    Publisher: Beyond Dreams Publishing Group
    Publish Date: 2018-04-06 (200 Pages, e-book)
    Disclaimer: I received this book though +IReadBookTours, for an honesty review. I also enjoy the Beyond Trilogy books.
    Description: Dan Sullivan was the best friend of Olivia Henry when his life was taken in a tragic car accident. Shocked to be on the other side, Dan navigates his way by learning his new role in eternal life. His first assignment is as Olivia’s guardian angel. He has the crucial role of guiding her to her pre-defined destiny. Dan’s death throws Olivia into a tail-spin which causes her to veer way off course. He understands the enormity of the challenge when he hears the mechanism by which he can communicate. He’s only allowed to use signs and symbols to get her attention and cannot interfere with her free-will.
    Every time he thinks he’s close, something throws her off track. He’s forced to start over by convincing her to trust in their enduring, unbreakable bond. Olivia can feel Dan’s presence but is still reluctant to believe the messages he’s sending. She is fearful of falling in love again at the risk of losing another soulmate. Can Dan persuade her to trust in his love from afar so she can finally receive the happiness she truly deserves? ​


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    In The Dan Diaries we get to see Dan’s POV. It in point of view that we see how it is for him and his friend Frank. It mostly the journey of Dan and how he helps his loves one and including Hank.

    It starts out with Dan and transition. What he needs to do and help the main man up head and what need to direct one person path to her destiny. Will Dan succeed or will he not? To me this is more a summary of the 3 books that are before this one. It goes over summary of some of the big events that Hank has to deal with and Dan having to convince Hank (Olivia Henry).

    Frank is a part of this, with Dan is it mostly about Dan and though his point of view. If you have not read the Beyond Trilogy. This is only the summary of it. This really concludes the series and helps define some of the holes or to see Dan and his view point. If you want the story and details of Olivia and Finn story, you will need to read Beyond Trilogy - books, Beyond Believing, Beyond Love, Beyond Forever.

    The author does a really good job of this. She really show the Dan’s life in the afterlife and his point of view well.



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    D.D. Marx
    Meet the Author:

    D.D. Marx is a contemporary romantic fiction writer and blogger. Marx is a graduate of the University of Dayton, as well as the Second City program in Chicago, where she currently resides. A proud aunt and self-described hopeless romantic, Marx has always had a knack for humorous and engaging storytelling. Her pen name is a dedication to her beloved friend Dan, who continues to guide and inspire her in her daily life.

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    May 15 - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway
    May 16 - Cindy's Love of Books - review / giveaway
    May 17 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review / giveaway
    May 18 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review / guest post / giveaway
    May 18 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review
    May 21 - TFaulc Book Reviews - review / guest post / giveaway
    May 22 - Kristin’s Novel Café - review / giveaway
    May 23 - Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin' - review
    May 24 - Two Points of Interest - review / giveaway
    May 28 - Paulette's Papers - book spotlight / giveaway
    May 29 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review /
    May 30 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / interview / giveaway
    May 30 - Book Lover in Florida - review / giveaway
    June 1 - Haddie's Haven - review / giveaway
    June 4 - Bound 4 Escape - review / giveaway
    June 5 - The Writing Studio - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
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