Hi and welcome my wonderful readers. I’m so glad you’re here whether it be night or day where you’re at. I went out of comfort zone and read this book called Clarity by Ethan Stein.
About The Author
ETHAN STEIN WAS BORN IN BUFFALO, NY, where he developed a love for writing at an early age. While the beginnings were rather gory and incomplete, it was the start of something important. In college, Ethan developed a far greater love and understanding of writing. It was there that he also began to develop the world of Marahspand, which was the foundation of his Divine Potentials Series. His wife and two kids have been very supportive in his quest to further flesh out his fantasy world and are eager to discover all he has to offer.
Author’s Book Excerpt
High Priestess Daena Vulatanne has spent more than a decade preparing to lead the Holy Order of the Water Goddess Anahita. The safety of the isolated community of women has always been paramount, but the arrival of a strange messenger forces her to question if their exposure is worth risking her role as the future leader.
Asha’s presence in the village threatens the secrecy the women have fought to maintain. While he carries a message for Daena’s people, he also holds the key to a rogue Order member’s lifelong ambition: revenge for the destruction of her brethren.
The purity and innocence Daena thought she knew soon gives way to evil and corruption. In a tumultuous time of deception, magic, and adventure, she must sacrifice something dear to her: her ideals, her devotion, or her life.
What I Thought About The Book & Rating Of Book
When I started out reading the book, I had no idea what to expect. However, I’m happy to say I found the book interesting, intriguing, suspenseful, a page turner and hated to put the book down. I wanted to see what happened next. I rate this book 4 1/2 stars.
My Book Recommendation & Caution
I do recommend the book. However I do caution Parents, Grandparents and Legal Guardians of children younger than 18+ to read the book first before letting your child/children read the book.
HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!!
Hi Everyone, hope all is going well with you. Me not to bad not that I can complain nor would it help to complain. Today I would like to update you on how my book is coming along.
As most of you know, I write poems, short stories and yes even books for fun. Lately, I’ve been working on Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries. Writing a book is harder work than you think. There are many steps that go into the writing process? So what are some of those steps. Some of those steps are:
1. Never assume anything.
2. Always and I mean Always make a draft so you know which way your story plot(s) are going.
3. Take notes.
4. Make story bubbles and/or boards.
5. If you plan on writing your book/poem/short story from your ideas in your head, be sure to make brief notes so you don’t forget.
6. Make short goals for yourself. For example, finishing a chapter is something to be thrilled about and finishing the whole is really something to be thrilled about.
7. Once draft is finished, be sure to edit the draft for spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes, formatting mistakes.
8. If you’re lucky enough to be able to submit your draft don’t be to upset if you’re rejected. Take the criticism and make it helpful and useful as to when you submit your draft the second time around and hope for the best.
9. Make a deadline for yourself even if you have no time limit. Trust me, you might just surprise yourself how soon you get your book draft.
10. Finally, never quit. It’s the worst thing you can do.
Now for my book update. Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries is coming along slowly but that’s OK because I’m happy and thrilled to say, I just accomplished another goal. What was that goal you ask? That goal was that I just finished Chapter 4 at 8,218 words. Am I thrilled and happy at what I accomplished so far? You bet. My goal is to have my draft of book 5 finished by December 31, 2020. If I don’t make my goal fine and if I do well great even better. So when do you become an author? Is when you get published? On the contrary. You become an author when you complete your first book/article draft.
I wish all you unpublished and published authors all the best.
Hi Everyone, I’m so happy and excited to tell you that Book 4 of The Royal Murder Mysteries is complete and Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries is started. Last year when I made my New Year’s Goals not Resolutions I said I wanted to to finish Book of The Royal Murder Mysteries by the end of December 2020 and possibly have an Epilogue at least started. I chose to put an Epilogue at the end of Book 4 and because the book was getting well way to wordy in length, so I decided to stop at 42,238 words.
When I started Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries, well it was a surprise mostly because I had planned to stop when Book 4 was completed and that would complete My first Box Set. Instead and due to length of Book 4, I decided to write a 5th book. How long will it be? That I’m not sure yet but what I can tell you is that I have a lot ideas to put in Book 5. Some of you might be asking yourselves, what are these ideas? How will the book end? The ending will be a surprise as will the other ideas at least for now. I hope you understand why I want to do things like this.
So how far have I got on Book 5? I’ve managed to get to a word count of 3,119 or 1 1/2 chapters. Book 5 is and will be the last book in my 1st Box Set I ever written. The fact that writing Book 1-5 came about as a fluke through trying to write a poem for a friend as a surprise which never came about I might add. Writing these books surprisingly have given me a new perspective, been fun and yes even relaxing. I guess you could say writing for fun at least for me has been very enjoying. I LOVE IT!! I’M STILL DREAMING OF BEING PUBLISHED SOMEDAY IF NOT WITH BOOK 1-5 MAYBE SOMETHING ELSE. WHO KNOWS??🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷
I won a contest by submitting a short story about my Cat Tigger. My prize was she was put in a scene in the book in chapter 7 of Choices. My name was even put in the acknowledgements of Choices: Book 2. Reading the scene in chapter 7 brought tears to my eyes but they were happy tears more or less.
COMPLEX: BOOK 1
Complex was an interesting, action packed unpredictable read. I loved this book and will read it again. I’m so glad I decided to get this book too. I highly recommend reading this book and the best thing is the book is written well clean. If I could rate this book more than 5 stars I would. It was that good.
CHOICES: BOOK 2
Choices is the book that my Tigger is in. I really enjoyed reading this book too. Like Book 1, it’s easy to read, action packed and it’s clean reading. I highly recommend reading this Book and like Book 1 if I could rate it more than 5 stars I would. I liked the book that much.
The Eron Outsiders Series by Rose Fresquez is an interracial book series and makes for interesting reading. While reading this book series, I noticed that both of the books brings so many messages that we all need to learn. What are the messages? Not going to mention all of them but Forgiveness, Kindness, Friendship and so much more. I look forward to the next book in the series.
A book series I love is a book series I will read again and this book series I will read again.
You can buy the book series by Rose Fresquez at Amazon by going to Eron Book Series: Kindle Edition @ Amazon . The buy link for the paperback version can be viewed by going to Eron Outsiders Series: Paperback Version @Amazon .
Rose Fresquez can be followed at the links below.
Welcome everyone to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As you know, this site is just not about photos but more. I always enjoy it when my readers and new visitors visit my site.
Today, I would like to tell you about a book I read and give you my review of the book, My Book Rating and Why, My thoughts and so much more.
About The Book(Goodreads):
Thomas Howard Charismatic head of one of the most powerful Houses in Tudor England. An indomitable old man approaching eighty: soldier, courtier, politician, a ‘phoenix rising’ from the ashes. After a calamitous period of disgrace, the Howards, renowned for their good looks and charm, are once more riding high at the court of Henry VIII.
Set against the backdrop of the extraordinary 1520 ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’, it is a tale of ambition, love, and intrigue with Thomas at the centre of this intricate tapestry
Will Thomas’s bold vow be fulfilled? Danger stalks the corridors of the royal courts of Europe. Uneasy lies the head beneath a crown. Every other ruler – a fickle bedfellow…or sworn enemy.
The action takes place in England, Scotland, and France. On either side of the Narrow Sea, four young lives are interwoven, partly unaware of each other, and certainly oblivious to what Dame Fortune has in store for them.
“Nicolas de La Barre laid his lute to one side, hardly bothering to stifle a yawn of boredom. Nevertheless, he couldn’t escape the fact he’d agreed to take on a new wife…”
Explosive family secrets are concealed behind the ancient walls of castles in three lands. But… “There are no secrets that time does not reveal.”
About the Author(Goodreads):
Born near historic Winchester in the UK, I have been passionate about the Tudors for as long as I can remember. This led to a degree in Medieval History at university and the growing desire to write a novel. However, life took over somewhat and only after stays, short and long, in six countries I called home did I finally settle down to finish my novel.
Words have always played an important part in my life, whether it’s been writing, editing, teaching English, or just picking up a good book. In preparation for my Tudor series, I did an enormous amount of research.
Having three sons came in very handy when I had to write about squabbles between Nicolas and Tristan in my novel. Not so handy when I took them to Hampton Court and one of them got lost in the maze! I also used the men in my life as guinea pigs for my Tudor Cookery attempts (recipes included) with varying degrees of protest.
Seeing ‘A Phoenix Rising’, the first book in the series ‘The House of the Red Duke’ in print for the first time was a moment of great joy for me. I hope anyone reading it will enjoy the end result as much as I enjoyed writing it.
My Book Rating:
📕📕📕📕📕 (5 books = 5 stars)
What I Thought Of The Book:
When I first started reading this book, it was like I read it before. The names were so familiar to me. So I looked in front of the book and read what it was all about then read the back of the book. It was well so weird and strange because I felt like I was reading about some of my ancestors in the book. I did find out it was set in the 16th century. Those of you who have just moaned or are thinking about it well… I had probably had similar thoughts. But I assure you, despite being set in the 16th century the book was written in English 99.9% of the time so you don’t have much 16th century talk to deal with. I loved the book and look forward to the next one. The title of Book 2 is: The House Of The Red Duke: The Lizard Lurking In The Grass. Best of all in the back of the book, there is a 16th century words and phrases from A – Z translated to the English words and phrases.
I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed reading this book a lot I did not want to put the book down. I hope you buy, read it and review it. Look forward to see what you all think of this book.
Earlier in the year or Maybe late in December 2019, I told you all my goals for 2020. Well I’m happy to say Mom hasn’t got worse and is keeping her independence, as for me staying healthy that isn’t going well at this time. However, I am very happy to say I’m halfway done with my draft for Book 4. I’m at 18,116 words. That is at the start of Chapter 10. Woo Hoo!! My hope is to have Book 4 done in about 6 to 7 months if all goes well and after that, I hope to get the Epilogue started.
I hope to get more words typed in the next few days. Wish Me Luck.
Happy New Year everyone!! With 2019 behind us and 2020 just starting, what better way to start the new year off but by doing book reviews. This is my first post of 2020. ENJOY!!
Love at Christmas
This paperback book is a compilation of Four Christmas Novellas by Anne Greene. Each book in this book is excellent and very well written. This book is Clean, no graphic sex, no cussing, no vulgarity, no use of the F word. Just good clean reading and inspirational. I highly recommend this book and would be a good book for a book club to read.
The books in this book can be bought separately too. If your interesting in reading my review on Bookbub the link for the review is: Love at Christmas Book Review .
A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery
This paperback book is an inspirational, clean Christmas mystery. This book is excellent reading and well written. Many kudos to Anne Greene for writing her books inspirational and keeping them clean. Just goes to show you don’t need all that graphic sex, vulgarity and cussing and gore to sell a book. If a book is well written, action packed, has plots twists turns and keeps me interested, then the author has successfully done her/his job. Personally, if you put graphic sex, cussing and vulgarity, use or overuse the use of the F word and put a lot of gore in your book then I can honestly say that is a complete turn off for me. However, I will read a book and find out while reading the F word is used then I usually do 1 of 2 things, I either put down and it becomes a DNF (Did Not Finish) or if I find out the F word is used, I decide is the book well written enough to finish the book. Most of the time though it turns out being DNF’s. Once again, Anne Greene writes another Fantastic book.
I highly recommend both these books and hope you go buy and read them. I reviewed this book on Bookbub and to read the review you can go to: A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery Review .
*full disclosure* I won A TEXAS CHRISTMAS Mystery in Anne Greene’s newsletter contest and she also sent me the book Love at Christmas to review.
Becoming A Writer:
So You Want To Be A Writer… Now What? Now if answered YES to that question, CONGRATULATIONS!! Now let me ask you another question, now you that you decided to be a writer are you ready to get down to business and work hard on your writing? If you are saying, I wanted to become a writer and/or because I thought it would be easy. I’m here to tell you becoming a writer isn’t easy. There’s a lot involved in becoming a writing. Let’s take a look what’s involved in becoming a writer.
Write Or Type Your Ideas:
The very first thing you’ll want to do is as soon as you decide to become a writer, you’ll want to start writing down all your ideas down on paper or type them on a separate piece of paper in no particular order. You can organize your ideas later. Your very first thing you should probably do is figure out what genre or genres you want to write in. As for your title of your book, you don’t have one yet not to worry because once your book starts coming together a title will come to you. Now you’ve started writing down ideas or typing them on a separate piece of paper, you’re ready to start your book — right? Not quite. You need get a few things first and also there’s something I suggest you do.
What You Need To Be A Writer:
What you need to be a writer is several things. They are listed below.
2.) A whole lot of patience.
3.) A whole lot of prayer.
4.) An encourage network of friends and family.
6.) If possible, try to find a mentor in an author. You never know when they’ll ask for your help. Don’t be afraid to give help.
7.) You’ll need to have a whole lot of paper and notebooks. That’s why it might be easier to just type everything on a separate page.
8.) You’ll need plenty of time.
9. You’ll need a good imagination. Let your imagination run wild it’ll help.
What You Shouldn’t Do As A Writer:
1.) In my opinion, Don’t do Webinars or Tutorials. These can be to confusing and sometimes even to technical.
2.) Don’t get to many suggestions on what to do. To many suggestions could cause confusion.
3.) Don’t hold a job and write a book at the same time.
When I say challenge yourself, I mean it. So what do I mean exactly when I say challenge yourself? I mean first before you start writing your first book, you should write one for fun just to see if you can do it. When you’ve accomplished that, then decide for sure if you still want to be a writer. If so, then the real hard work begins with editors, publishers, Marketers or do do just self published.
When Was The Writing Gene Planted?:
In everyone who wants to be a writer whether it be a writer of a book, a journalist, a blogger or a columnist the question you should ask yourself is when was the writing seed or dream planted? I say ask yourself this question because you may be asked this question by friends, family or even strangers. When you have the answer, you’ll be able to answer others much better and they’ll see you are really serious about being a writer.
My Writing Story:
I guess if someone were to ask me when my writing seed or dream started wasn’t when I was child but was way back when I was in college. A class I had to have and might I add I didn’t care for class or the professor but on this particular day, she took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. As it turned out, it was like a meet and greet after listening to her speak. One thing that always stuck with me was when she said Never Give Up!! After that, I started writing poems on and off here and there and then fast forward to this year at the beginning of 2019, I decided to try to write my first book. After accomplishing writing two books, I decided to challenge myself to write my first box set. Would I be able to do it? Well I’m happy to say that I’m well on my way to accomplishing that too. You see, I have written three books so far and I just started my fourth and final book in the box set. My goal is to have the box set finished by the end of December 2020.
Make small goals for yourself. For example, since most chapters are 2000 words your goals will be completed every time you complete a chapter. Depending how long your book will be, you might want to make your goal a little bigger and make it every 5,000 words. Either way, these are accomplishments in their own right.
Do You Still Want To Be Writer?:
So after reading all this and all you have learned, Do You Still Want To Be A Writer? If you do, I say congratulations to you and wish you Good Luck. I also wish you good luck in writing many books. Don’t forget, don’t let anyone discourage you from writing or tell you that you can’t do it. If you want it bad enough, you’ll accomplish your goal or dream even if you have to do it in small steps.
Hi everyone and welcome. It’s been a while since I updated you on my progress of my box set I challenged myself to do and I’m happy and excited to say that I just finished Book 3 the other night. So what does that mean? It means I have 3 books of a 4 book box set complete. YAY ME!!
1.) Turkey, Three Sweaters And Multiple Murders At Chris’s House: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 1
2.) The Royal Verdict And The Royal Sentence: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 2
3.) Queen Crystal, Chris And Penney’s Mysteries: So Many Babies And The Baby Surprise – The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 3
So what does this mean? My challenge is almost complete. Is my challenge worth it though? I think it is. When I started, I only thought I could write poems off and on then when I attempted this well I found out I could write books. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that was even possible.
So what have I learned through this experience and what can you learn from my experience? I’ve learned and hope you have too that if you really want to succeed at something, you will keep persisting and keep going until reach your goal or goals.
I wish you all success in reaching your goals you want to achieve. I know it’ll take a whole lot of hard work to attain them but trust me in the long run it’ll be worth it. GOOD LUCK!!
I just finished several books but one book that really stood out in my opinion was the paperback version of The Complete Virtue and Valor Series by Hallee Bridgeman. *Please Note* I won this book in a random survey drawing from the author’s newsletter and this review is of my honest opinions.
Before I get to my rating of the book, you must understand how I rate books. I don’t just read a book but I study, analyze, ask myself is this a fun book to read or serious book. Does it live up to the kind of book it’s suppose to be? Could it happen in today’s world? Does it have vulgar language, is it to graphic, what type of audience can read it? There are more questions I ask myself too. Now you know how I go about rating a book. Does my rating on a book ever change? Sometimes but not very often.
My rating for The Complete Virtue and Valor Series book is 5+ stars. It’s an excellent book. It’s 8 books in 1. Very well done
Eight serialized novellas, each inspired by real people and actual events, reveal the incredible story of amazing heroes and heroines facing the ultimate of bravery. In 1941 Great Britain a special war department assembles an experimental and exclusively female cohort and combat operatives consisting of four willing spies, a wireless radio operator, an ingenious code… To read more of the excerpt in depth go to The Complete Virtue and Valor Series Goodreads Link . Hallee Bridgeman did a fantastic job on writing these novellas based on real life events and real people.
I hope enjoy this book review. I also hope you read this book because I recommend it very highly.
**Full Disclosure** I won this book in a random survey drawing. This is a prize I’ll cherish forever.
I read the ARC for this short story called Euphoria in the Desert. This short story was not only fun and witty but it was also clean and I think you would like it. I found it easy to read and a page turner. It kept my attention and I didn’t want to put it down. I rate this short story 5 stars.
Bookbub Book Excerpt
So if you KU (Kindle Unlimited), read it or you can buy the book at Amazon.com. Not sure what the price is internationally but in Amazon US it is $.99. How long that price will last well I really don’t know. I really enjoyed this short story. It’s unpredictable.
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I follow Author Anne Greene via her newsletter by email. In her newsletter there are excerpts from her books, excerpts from other author’s books, recipes and book recommendations. This recipe is from Anne Greene’s book Recipe For A Husband. I’m sharing this recipe of hers with permission and with her blessing. Below is the Recipe. Enjoy. Please let me know how things go and how it turned out if you make it.
NEW ENGLAND BLUEBERRY CAKE
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh New England blueberries
Blend sugar and shortening on medium speed, add milk and eggs. Reduce speed to low. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixture. Mix only until all flour has been moistened. Fold in blueberries. Spread batter in greased and floured 9-inch square pan.
1/3 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup soft butter
Combine and blend until crumbly. Sprinkle crumb topping over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Also makes 2 dozen muffins.
Spread berries on wax paper and sprinkle a little flour over them. This keeps the berries from settling to the bottom of the cake.
Now most of you have heard me talk of meeting a wonderful lady, author, poet and activist Maya Angelou. If you are wondering, I met her many years ago when I was at a meet and greet. You see my college professor took the class over to see her. What I thought would be another boring class turned into a very interesting class and the start of me writing poetry on and off and now I am writing a book. You will hear more about that in the post. I think the one thing I did learn from her was to go for your dreams and if you really want to do it, you will work at it until you get it.
Let me ask you all a question and please be honest with yourselves. Have you ever started a project that started out small like cleaning out a space in your garage, basement, kitchen, craft room, a writing project and etc….? I have. In fact just recently this happened to me.
Some of you may have noticed I haven’t blogged for a while. I assure all of you everything is fine(at least for now) with Queen Daisy Mae And I. I just made a post this Afternoon. Anyhow here’s why I haven’t blogged for a while. I have an author friend who I was trying to write a poem for as a gift from me and well to say the least the poem never happened but as I kept writing, I noticed it kept getting longer and longer. When I realized I had the starting of a book with someone else’s characters I stopped and emailed the author and explained what had happened. In the return email I received the biggest surprise. She gave me her blessing to keep writing. So that is what I have been doing. Writing my very first book. Until I am done I will be posting on and off. As of today, I am at 26,350 words. That’s Chapter 15. I’m more than half way to my goal. YEAH!!
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Amorette Anderson is one of my new favorite authors. She writes books in the genres categorized in Cozy Mysteries, Romantic Comedy and Romantic Suspense by Bookbub and on Goodreads they have her genres listed as Mystery, Fiction and Romance. Pretty much the same on both sites. Her books are fun and easy to read. Amorette’s picture is above. She is on BookBub and her BookBub link is Amorette Anderson’s BookBub Profile Link in case you want to check her BookBub Profile and possibly even follow her. She is also on Goodreads and her Goodreads Link is Amorette Anderson’s Goodreads Profile Link in case you want to check her profile out and follow her. The Order of the books Are as follows with the Prequel first.
The Prequel, the CASE OF THE LOVE SPELL is an incredible, fun, mysterious fictional book that Penny has to try solve a murder. Will she be able to solve the murder? Then of course Penny is thinking about her crush. I just loved reading this book. Not only was it fun but there is clean romance, mysteries solve. This book is a “page turner”. For those of you who don’t know what I mean by a “page turner” it just means that the book is so good you don’t want to put the book down. The books could be read however you prefer but in my opinion, the books should be read in order starting with the Prequel. I hope you read it, I hope your kids and grandkids read it. I loved it and know you will too.
Book 1, the CASE OF THE POWER SPELL is a book full of clean romance, mysterious, fun and fiction. This book is also a “page turner”. I loved this book and know you will too. I really hope you, your kids and grandkids read this. I loved this book so much.
Book 2, the CASE OF THE BANISHING SPELL is a fun, romantic, mysterious, fictional book and the best part is that its clean. When I say clean I mean it. This book was a “page turner” and kept me wanting more. I hope you read it, your kids read it and your grandkids read it. I loved it and know you will too.
Book 3, the CASE OF THE DESIRE SPELL was so much fun to read. Maybe it’s because I really liked Penny and her cat Turkey. This book was not only fun but it was romantic in a clean way, mysterious, family oriented. I can’t tell you how much I loved this book. I really hope you read this book, your kids read it and grandkids read it.
Book 4, the CASE OF THE TRUST SPELL is a fun, romantic, mysterious , clean and is the last book until Book 5 comes. There will be a Book 5 but it’s coming soon and isn’t published yet. I just loved this book as much as I loved the other books and that’s a lot. I hope you read this, your kids read this and your grandkids read this. I loved it and just know you will too.
Book 5, the CASE OF THE VISION SPELL which is coming soon I might add and knowing how Amorette Anderson’s books were, I expect Book 5 will be just as good. Since it’s not out there is no cover picture.
I’m sure by now you’ve noticed I didn’t say much about these books. There’s a reason for that and that is some books don’t need much said about them because they’re that good. Well let me tell that’s exactly the way these books are. Also, In this case too much said might give too much away and I don’t want to do that. In summary let’s review Amorette Anderson’s books are a lot of fun, family oriented, clean, mysterious, romantic(in a clean sense), easy to read and the books are “page turners”.
RECOMMENDATION & RATINGS
My recommendation for all of Amorette Anderson’s books are that I suggest to all of you is that you need to read her books. I highly recommend them because you won’t be ashamed to read it nor will you be ashamed to have your kids and grandkids read it and before you know it you’ll be recommending to your friends and neighbors. Also, who knows you’ll have yourself another favorite author.
My rating for all of Amorette Anderson’s books are 5+ stars.
If for any reason you’re not sure about these books or any books for that matter, for your own peace of mind read the books first. Now if you look at the cover and judge it from that and say you don’t like the cover because there is a witch on the cover. That’s your opinion and your allowed your opinion. Also you don’t want your kid or grandkid(s) reading about sorcery or wizardry well let me assure you that Penny is a good witch and Penny is more into knitting than sorcery or Wizardry. But staying on this subject of wizardry or sorcery, brings me to ask you the parent or grandparent this question. The question I must ask has your kid(s) or grandkid(s) read the Harry Potter books? If so then let me kindly tell you something and that’s that Harry Potter books are more into wizardry and sorcery than these books are. If you have questions then be a parent or grandparent and please read the book first.
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When I read this shifter book I had read no more than two books in the same genre. So I really didn’t know what to expect. I’ve come to learn that you don’t judge a book by its cover and excerpt. Some book excerpts will not always be as good as what the book turns out to be. If I were to judge the book on its cover only, I probably wouldn’t have picked it up. However, the book excerpt is very intriguing. I wasn’t disappointed. So I ask you not to judge a book by its cover or excerpt.
WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT: GENRES
This book is in the Paranormal Romance/Shifter genres. Yes it talks about werewolves but it’s more about romance and shifters.
THE COVER OF THE BOOK
The cover of the book is incredible. Perfect for this book. I’m getting from people who just look at the cover and read the excerpt that this book is about werewolves and vampires… It’s not about that at all.
GOODREADS EXCERPT OF THE BOOK
Alexia Raine has a major problem–she’s being stalked by very dangerous men for some unknown reason, but one that will turn her entire world on its axis.
Neil Duran has five major problems: just when he’s closing in on a vicious werewolf killer that is kidnapping, torturing, and killing their people, he’s pulled from the case by his High Alpha, Rob Bryant, to locate and return the daughter of their most valuable and gifted shifter. If he doesn’t, their entire Wolf Pack in the Pacific Northwest might collapse and lose all hard-won territory, shifting the balance of powers and throwing the entire were-kind species into a world war.
Problem one—Alexia Raine never knew her real father.
Problem two—She doesn’t even know that shifters or were-kind exist.
Problem three—Their rival Pack wants her and will stop at nothing to acquire her for several unspeakable reasons.
Problem four—She’s the most aggravating, infuriating, intoxicating woman he’s had the displeasure to rescue. And he may very well be falling in love with her.
Problem five—A wolf always finds and protects his mate.
This book like its excerpt was very intriguing. I found that this book was what I call a “page turner”. For those of you who doesn’t know what that is, it’s when you start a book and just can’t put it down. This book is a mystery, its suspenseful, action packed, a who done it and romance story all rolled into one. I’m so glad I read this book because the story was amazing. I loved it.
If you like paranormal romances and you like mystery, intrigue and action packed books you’ll want to read this one.
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. Parents and grandparents if you’re not sure about this book or any book for that matter, my advice to you is use common sense. Please read it first before the child does if you want peace of mind. However, I think you’ll find with this book anyway it’ll be OK to read.
Title: The Sacrifice
Author: Indra Garai
Rating: 5🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄= 5 stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Indrajit Garai, an American citizen now, was born in India in 1965. After his Bachelor degree from Indian Institute of Technology and Masters from Harvard, he worked as a Corporate Strategy Consultant and as an Investment Banker in America, Spain, and England, while studying parallelly Ayurveda (ancient medicine of India) and clinical yoga, for stress management. In 2001, after the birth of his daughter, he moved to Paris and opened his private practice of stress management.
Currently, he has taken sabbatical from his practice of stress management, as a full-time writer, to work on his fictions and non-fictions.
ABOUT THE BOOK
This book is a work of Fiction. In a nutshell without revealing too much about the book it’s about people, the way they treat each other, the way animals are treated(not by everyone), the way trees and forests are treated, what people will do just to get their way and what happens when you treat other people and animals the right way and not the cruel way.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK
First let me say when I started reading the book, I soon found out that it wasn’t about what I thought it was going to be centered around. I like some twists and turns and surprises in my books because to me that’s what makes a book interesting. I also found that there was no bad language or sex. Another good mark from me. Just proves you can have good books without all the sex and bad language.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
The only thing I can think of is how graphic he made it of what happened to the birdies. Let me explain this. This was to make a point in the book in my opinion. What I mean when I say graphic is the words used. No swear words but I feel he could have chosen his words better. He people treat animals right and not be cruel to them.
HOW I JUDGE A BOOK’S RATING
It’s pretty simple actually, you see my judgement rating for a book is based on many things. Below is how I rate the books and why in stars.
1.) The book is boring, no plot or the same plot keeps occurring over and over, Has swear words or too much sex, I can read only a few pages before putting it down or I just can’t finish it that in my opinion = 1 star.
2.) The book has an OK plot, I can finish book, it has swear words and sex, but not as boring and I don’t fall asleep that = 2 stars.
3.) The plot is average, I can finish the book, has swear words and sex but still not a page turner but a little interesting that = 3 stars.
4.) Plot is better than average, it’s interesting but not quite a page turner, I can finish the book, It has swear words, some sex but not much and not graphic that = 4 stars.
5.) Excellent plot, No swear words, it’s a “page turner”, I want to read the book again or even buy the print version, the book has twists, turns and surprises, straight forward plots(not all the time), I don’t want to put the book down and I’m not ashamed to recommend to my nieces or nephew or anyone else that = 5 stars or above. **Please Note** If a book has bad language but isn’t used a lot through the book I have been known to give five stars especially if I really liked the book and read it twice. I’ve found once that I remember.
I recommend the book The Sacrifice to anyone who can read. However, the younger crowd also known as the preteens and younger should have a parent or guardian in case they need them to explain things to them.
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Title Of Book: PRANCIE’S PRAYER
Author: Ellen J. Pilch
Published: September 12, 2018(Kindle Edition)
Publishing Company: Mirror Publishing
Who Can Read This Book: Everyone
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Welcome Everyone to our site. We really appreciate those who have been reading and following us for a while now. We also want to welcome the new readers and followers and we appreciate you too. If it weren’t for you all we wouldn’t be where we are today. Now on to the book, when I read a book I usually can tell if I’m going to like the book or not and how I’m going to rate it half way through the first chapter. Sometimes it takes longer. For example, if I absolute don’t like it in the first chapter, I’ll give it to chapter 3 or 4 usually and decide whether to go on reading the book or make it a DNF(Did Not Finish). Sometimes the book just doesn’t live up to hype even if it had a movie made out of it.
WHAT I EXPECTED
I follow this authors blog so I had an idea what to expect. Since her blog is so great and writing style very good, I set the bar quite high for this book PRANCIE’S PRAYER. I guess knowing what I did I expected a very good book and at least a 5 star rating if not higher. Well guess what? I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, It was better than I expected. I must say that doesn’t happen often with books with me.
WHAT I LIKED
Well what can I say. I liked everything about this book. The way the book was layed out from beginning to end, How the story was told, Most of all I liked it because there was no bad language.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
Noop. Can’t think of anything although maybe just a suggestion. This isn’t a complaint, I loved the book but thought it could have been longer. However, the way this story was told and layed out the length was perfect. I hope I get to read the print version some day.
RECOMMENDATION & RATING
I recommend everyone buy, read and review this book. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I know I wasn’t. This book is made so kids can read it too. I give the book PRANCIE’S PRAYER 12 STARS. OK, I know you can go up to 5 stars but really this book deserves 12 stars it’s that good.
Please buy this book. WHY? Because from October to December all the royalties are going to a charity called Boston’s Forgotten Feline’s. It’s a win-win situation you buy the book the charity gets the royalties and you get a Fantastic book by a fantastic author.
Author: Scarlett St. Clair
Title: When Stars Come Out
Genre(s): Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: October 31, 2018
Rating: 4/5 Books(📚📚📚📚/📚📚📚📚📚)—Actually, I would give this book 4 1/2/5 books or stars but no way to do that.
Hello And Welcome Everyone, I am so excited because I signed up to review an ARC(Advanced Reader Copy) of When Stars Come Out and I received an email that I was approved. Goody, Goody Gumdrop.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(FROM GOODREADS)
Scarlett St.Clair lives in Oklahoma with her husband. She has a Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Studies and spends a lot of time researching reincarnation, unsolved murders and Greek mythology-all of which made it into her debut novel, When Stars Come Out (OCT 2018). To get more on Scarlett St. Clair you can go to SCARLETT ST. CLAIR’S GOODREADS PROFILE.
WHAT I EXPECTED
To be quite honest, I really didn’t know what to expect this type of book in these genres mostly because it’s the first time ever reading Urban Fantasy and Young Adult(YA) for me. I’m always up for trying new genres and new authors and never know if I’m going to like them or not. I guess in a case like this I set my rating middle grade. Middle grade for me is 2 1/2 stars. Then after I read the book fully I judge to make it higher or lower. A description of the book When Stars come out by Scarlett St. Clair is listed below.
DESCRIPTION OF BOOK
Anora Silby can see the dead and turns spirits into gold coins, two things she would prefer to keep secret as she tries to lead a normal life at her new school. After all, she didn’t change her identity for nothing.
As it turns out, hiding her weirdness is just one of many challenges. By the end of her first day, she’s claimed the soul of a dead girl on campus and lost the coin. Turns out, the coin gives others the ability to steal souls, and when a classmate end up dead, there’s no mistaking the murder weapon.
Navigating the loss of her Poppa, her mother’s unpredictable behavior, and Roundtable, an anonymous student gossip app threatening to expose her, are hard enough. Now she must find the person who stole her coin before more lives are lost, but that means making herself a target for the Order, an organization that governs the dead on Earth-and they want Anora and her powers for themselves.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK
For reading these genres for the very first time I really enjoyed reading the book. I was pleasantly surprised of how interesting this was. I liked how it was a page turner(I didn’t want to put it down), It kept my interest and it didn’t take long to read. I started reading on November 9, 2018 and ended November 11, 2018. I guess when I started at 2 1/2 stars I started to low. I also thought it may have bordered on the Sci-Fi genre but wasn’t sure. I also liked the cover of this book and it showed how much trouble this girl was having and the despair she was in.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK
That’s easy. I didn’t like the use of the F-word and some other bad language that was used. Other than that I really enjoyed this book. I give it 4 1/2 / 5 stars. If the bad language weren’t used it would be rated about 5 1/2 or 6 stars in book. I liked it that much.
WHY I SIGNED UP TO REVIEW THIS BOOK
I think it’s important to put this section in my review not because other reviewers do it to but because I think the author, other authors, all my readers and viewers should know why.
In all the book blogs I follow, I have yet to see one reviewer put in why they signed up to review the book. I think that is to bad because I think readers would be interested in knowing. I know I would.
So onto why I signed up to review When Stars Come Out because when I read the blurb I found it interesting and the cover of the book well—can we say it was catchy and right cover for the book. I know this might sound crazy but after reading the blurb and looking at the cover and well basically studying it something called to me saying you have to sign up to review this book, you have to sign up so that’s what I did.
When a book calls to me it usually ends up being a good book.
HOW I JUDGE BOOKS
How I judge books is pretty simple:
3📚=I Like It
4📚=I Really Like It
5📚=Excellent Book With No Bad Language
RECOMMENDATION AND WHO SHOULD READ THE BOOK.
First let me say my rating is my opinion only. Since it’s a Young Adult genre I would recommend this book to teenagers and up. Be warned though there is some use of the F-word and other bad language but not much. I would let the parents use their best judgement.
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Author: Mariah Stone
Title: Fortress Of Time – A Time Travel Romance –
Series: Called By A Viking Series
Book Rating” Adult. This book is not for children because of the sexual content.
**Disclosure** I am on Mariah Stone’s review team so I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank You Mariah.
MY HONEST REVIEW
I thought this was a good time travel viking Romance story was fantastic. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I knew what I thought of my last time travel book read and that wasn’t much. I was very happy when this time travel book was the exact opposite and was a page turner.
I really liked how Donna who is from the 21st century goes back to viking time to teach the Viking men and Alpha-Males that woman can do important jobs and they can be depended on and not just for cooking, cleaning, warming the man’s bed and being a servant to a man. Back in her time in the 21st century she’s a lawyer and is trying to teach the men a lesson back home too. One problem and that is that Donna’s weakness is falling in love with Alpha-Males. Can she do it? Read the book to find out. Do I recommend this book? You bet I do. I look forward to the other books in the series.
MY RATING FOR THIS BOOK
📚📚📚📚📚📚/📚📚📚📚📚(TRANSLATED 6 STARTS/5 STARS) That’s Excellent.
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