Monday, February 22, 2016

Ashley Bell Book Review

Synopsis:

At twenty-two, Bibi Blair’s doctors tell her that she’s dying. Two days later, she’s impossibly cured. Fierce, funny, dauntless, she becomes obsessed with the idea that she was spared because she is meant to save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. This proves to be a dangerous idea. Searching for Ashley Bell, ricocheting through a southern California landscape that proves strange and malevolent in the extreme, Bibi is plunged into a world of crime and conspiracy, following a trail of mysteries that become more sinister and tangled with every twisting turn.

Unprecedented in scope, infinite in heart, Ashley Bell is a magnificent achievement that will capture lovers of dark psychological suspense, literary thrillers, and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Beautifully written, at once lyrical and as fast as a bullet, here is the most irresistible novel of the decade.

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My Review:
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Bibi Blaine had an extraordinary imagination.  Born to surfer parents, they encouraged her free spirit and dream of becoming an author.  A strange experience when she was five years old, horrifying enough that she shared with no one but her grandfather Captain, opens the door to something she desperately wants to forget. Now, seventeen years later, she's diagnosed with brain cancer and given a year to live. While in the hospital, she's visited by a man in a hoodie and his beautiful golden retriever. As the dog proceeds to lick her hand, Bibi senses that her cancer is abating. Who is the man? Is it possible that his dog can heal?

Once again, Dean Koontz has drawn me into another world, one where imagination knows no bounds. After about halfway through the book I realized what was happening, but still wanted Bibi to succeed in her mission.  I was at the edge of my seat throughout most of the story and had several sleepless nights from being unable to put the book down.  If you're a fan of Dean Koontz, Ashley Bell is a must read. If you've never read anything he has written, this is a perfect example of the depth of Koontz's creativity.

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Trial of Garrett Palmer Book Blast

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Garrett Palmer sits before the judge, confident the prosecutor has no hard evidence to lock him up. He is dedicated to his organization, the Atlanta Crime Network, so the possibility of prison time is a fair price to pay to maintain its clean reputation. As adopted son of a network patriarch, Garrett takes the organization’s creed—to never turn your back on the “family”—very seriously.







About the Author:

Terrance J. Pinckney was born on July 25 in The Bronx New York. After graduating high school he and his family moved to Atlanta, GA where he currently resides. Terrance holds a MBA from the New York Institute of Technology and is currently enrolled in Seminary School at Luther Rice College. After spending over a decade in Corporate America, Terrance decided to pursue his literary passion after being laid off. Having published his second book along with his recent enrollment into Seminary, Terrance seeks to write stories that have a spiritual message which he hopes to share with readers. In the month's to come, Terrance's next release will be the first book of a trilogy which he believes will present a new take on spiritual fiction/adventure.
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Friday, February 12, 2016

Rhuna, The Star Child Book #Review


Synopsis:

Rhuna, The Star Child is the thrilling sequel to Rhuna: Crossroads, and is the third book in the Rhuna Fantasy Books series, but each book can also be read as a standalone novel.  Rhuna, the Star Child is set in mystical Ancient Egypt where Black Magic was developed by the followers of the legendary villain, The Dark Master.   As strange and frightening curses plague the population, Rhuna discovers the underground organization that performs this uncanny new magic, but she can only combat it with the help of her long-lost father.   Having learned from her father amazing new skills to empower her on the Astral Plane, Rhuna once again strives to preserve peace and harmony in the idyllic Atlan civilization.

Far more challenging than fighting powerful Dark Forces, however, is Rhuna’s personal anguish when her daughter becomes involved with the leader of the Black Magic movement, and the once-perfect Atlan society based on utopian principles begins to crumble all around her.  Shocking events escalate Rhuna’s world to a breathless climax as she and her family undergo a momentous upheaval, and she is forced to make great personal sacrifices for her loved ones.
Purchase: Amazon | Smashwords

My Review:
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Rhuna: The Star Child is book three of the Rhuna Fantasy series.  In this portion a few years have passed, Rhuna and Aridin have a loving home and a daughter named Shandi.  Rhuna uses the Gazing of the Waters to look in on her daughter Lozira's life.  She seems well adjusted to Atlan, and the fact that she's forbidden to communicate with her mother. Suddenly one day Rhuna receives a message from Lozira that she's running away to her mother in Safu.  Apparently things weren't as they seemed and this is where their adventure begins.

Once again it was great to visit Safu. There's lots of action, adventure and edge of your seat excitement. It was interesting to see Goran fall in love and not understand his rush of emotions. It's also great to see Rhuna connecting with her father and learning of his missing years.  All in all, an amazing addition to the Rhuna series and I'm anxious to see what happens in book four.
About the Author:
Barbara was born and raised in Sydney, Australia; the only child of German migrants who provided a rich and diverse childhood environment. Already in third grade she wrote a short children’s book for a class project and realized that she was deeply satisfied with creating stories. In sixth grade, for another class project, her teacher was so impressed by the lengthy story she submitted, that he commented at the end “I see we are going to have another author”.
Over the years, Barbara kept writing one thing or another, but only as a hobby while she pursued other interests and goals. In the 1990s, she completed a correspondence course in professional writing, doing it in her spare time after work. This led to having a few short stories published, but what she really wanted to do was write a proper novel.
 At this time, Barbara had travelled extensively and gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in subjects that held special appeal for her, namely ancient history, myths and legends (such as Atlantis, the builders of megaliths around the world), folklore (the belief that a god-like race gave mankind its technology), human psychology and the culture of other countries. What better subject for her Fantasy book series than to combine all these elements into one big adventure!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Happy Chasing Happy Book Blast


Though Jerome "Jay" Isip now enjoys the success of being a professional MMA fighter, entrepreneur, and author, he is no stranger to the feelings of self-doubt, depression, and lack of direction that many people-- young and old, male and female-- struggle with at one point or another in life.

This candid, autobiographical book tells of MMA fighter and accomplished champion Jerome Jay Isip's journey to find his identity and his own version of "happy" in early adulthood through self-destructive means like alcohol, a myriad of drugs, and other risky behavior, and how he pulled himself back from the edge of the abyss, finding the courage to live a life of clarity and purpose after discovering what true, lasting happiness in life is all about.

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About the author:

Jerome "Jay" Isip is a successful entrepreneur within several walks of life - finance, small business, e-stock trading, and athletics. Born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey, Jay was never one for academics. Rather than concentrating on coursework, he was instead distracted by the typical trappings other young men endure. Jay has always been more interested in enjoying life and those around him, which isn't going to get anyone accepted at a credible college or university. Even still, through all the self-destructive means and risky roller coaster of behavior, Jay stayed determined to choose his own career path, which would eventually lead him to becoming a business owner, a professional "mixed-martial arts" fighter. And now he has added the title of "author" to the list.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Burned Book Blast



Lanna is trying to run away from her past. When her best friend, Holly, invited her to visit the small, coastal town of Harmony Bay, Lanna decided to take her up on the offer. In fact, she loved Harmony Bay so much she decided to stay. Jake is no stranger to secrets, lies, and manipulation. He’s been dealt more than his fair share of each. He’s sworn off women indefinitely. But there’s something about the girl rooming with his friend, Max. He just can’t shake the thoughts of her out of his head. Will the two of them be able to work through the complications of their pasts? Or are they just setting themselves up to be burned again?

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About the author:

Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler. She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to self-publish. Her first self-published novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012. It hit Amazon's Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance Best Sellers List in several countries. Truths and Dares held the #1 position on Amazon's Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance eBooks in the UK. If she's not writing, or spending time with her boys, she's most likely reading. Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog | Amazon Author Page Prize: Paperback copy of Ditched, a paperback copy of Burned , a pair of handmade earrings a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Busy Executive Diet Book Blast


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Lose that excess weight and keep it off for good—even with your hectic lifestyle!


Executives face extraordinary stress and challenges to maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Frequent travel, dinner meetings, and high pressure jobs combine to create a difficult environment, both outside and inside the body, for sustaining healthy habits.

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Now an internationally successful financial executive who overcame these hurdles shares her secrets to:

* Lose the extra weight without having to buy expensive diet products or go to weekly meetings

* Regain energy and stamina

* Look younger

* Feel healthier

* Never have to diet again

The methods outlined in The Busy Executive Diet are proven ways of building better eating habits for sustained health that happen to also slim your waistline and give you a more youthful appearance.

About the author: 
Gabriella Kindert
Gabriella Kindert (MBA, MA) is a finance executive who has worked in numerous countries for leading organizations. Over the years, she has attributed her success to hard work, diligence, and dedication. In addition to her job, she is a founding partner of several successful companies. Despite her busy schedule, she is a mother of two children and a devoted wife. During her career she realised the importance of balance, nutrition, physical activity for better control of every aspect of life. She has established an organization called One Life, which actively promotes a healthier lifestyle. You can also follow her on Facebook.