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Review - Technology Can Kill You by James William Peercy

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2017 Genre: Sci-Fi, tiny drop of Dystopian.
Blurb: When an ordinary Universal Space Tech, Galaxy Class, finishes a job for the Farinians in a war-torn sector of space, little does he know he’s a pawn in a much bigger arena. Armed with only his intelligence and his ship’s AI, he must battle the agenda of a foe thought dead, defeat an enemy that does not exist, and save a group of colonists from extinction. But for Ivan, it’s just another tech job in a mad, mad universe. Written in the light of the great space operas, Ivan was inspired by Edmond Hamilton’s Starwolf trilogy. With hyperspace, energy guns, and AI’s, its technology spans the gambit. But don’t take our word for it, find out for yourself!
About the Author: The desire to write first over took me in middle school after reading 'The Red Planet' by Robert A. Heinlein. From that point on, I could not get enough. As the ideas filled my head, I had to find a way to let them out. Whether it is sci…

Review - Accidentally Married by Victorine E. Lieske

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2014 Genre: Chick Lit; Romance
Blurb: Madison Nichols, aspiring actress, is floundering. Her rent is due and she needs a job. Desperately. After getting a tip about an open position, she rushes to Jameson Technologies and meets CEO Jared Jameson. Unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding, she is put in the awkward position of pretending to be his girlfriend. Not the job she was applying for. And when she finds out Jared lied to her to get what he wanted, she decides to get back at him. In front of his family. Jared is stunned when Madison announces they are getting married. She pushed her revenge too far. How can he tell them it’s all a lie? And when his sick aunt asks them to be married before she dies, Madison comes up with a hair-brained plan to hire an actor and stage a fake wedding. What they both don’t know is Jared’s father has found out about the fake wedding. And he’s got his own hair-brained plan. This is a sweet romance, appropriate for any age.
A…

My Week of Reading (23 - 28 July 2018)

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It seems like it's been another slightly hectic week for me - but not in terms of reading. I managed to get one review done this week. 
Only the Willing by A D Critchley: Amazon: Amazon Review - Only the Willing Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Only the Willing Genuine Jenn: Genuine Jenn Review - Only the Willing
This book ended up being an ok read. 
Monthly Reading Goals: I have FINALLY started this - though it is unlikely that I will finish the book in July - but at least I got started; which is the point. Didn't think I was going to get to this.
Last Word:
Even though it seems like things might have been slightly quiet on the reading front - there are other books I have picked up (and finished one) in the meantime. I will be doing two reviews next week - so far. I am currently reading 'Technology Can Kill You' by James William Peercy. The other book that I read - I'll be keeping that one a secret until I do the review - I'm also going to end up doing a Bo…

My Week of Reading (16 - 21 July 2018)

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Hello Everyone,

Somehow I managed to do three reviews this week - having said that - let's jump straight into them.
Traitors from Inside Out by MM Justine: Amazon: Amazon Review - Traitors from Inside Out Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Traitors from Inside Out Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Traitors from Inside Out
Jack the Ripper: Live and Uncut by Matt Leyshon: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Jack the Ripper: Live and Uncut Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Jack the Ripper: Live and Uncut
You'll notice that I don't have an Amazon review for this one - for now the book has been taken off the book selling market; to get more information about this - read my blog review.
The Season of Silver Linings by Christine Nolfi: Amazon: Amazon Review - The Season of Silver Linings Goodreads: Goodreads Review - The Season of Silver Linings Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - The Season of Silver Linings
Monthly Reading Goals:  With it having been a hecti…

Review - Traitors from Inside Out by MM Justine

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2014 Genre: Medical, Science, Crime, Suspense
Blurb: Dr Peter Stromstedt and his wife died in a mysterious car accident. Their daughter, Martina and her brother Sebastian are left with a vast inheritance of a medical company. Martina discovers there are forces working against her. She sets out on a dangerous path to find answers.  She unveils a sinister plot that threatens to exterminate humanity, working in the shadows to replace natural immunity with artificial immunity for economic gains. The evil forces unleash their powers on humanity to exploit, control, manipulate, and intimidate the population into submission to harmful treatment.  Martina stands as a shield for humanity against the evil powers. Time is running out. Martina's life is in danger, but will she stand to save humanity, or will she save her own skin. Her decision must be weighed carefully. The wrong decision will mean the extinction of humanity.
About the Author: MM Justine, is a Swed…

Review - The Season of Silver Linings by Christine Nolfi

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2018 Genre: Contemporary; Women's Fiction
Blurb: She can’t change what’s come before. But letting go could bring healing—and the rare love that comes once in a lifetime. When Ohio pastry chef Jada Brooks and her two best friends restored the glorious Wayfair Inn, it was a boon to Sweet Lake—and to their own lives. Now Linnie and Cat are focused on private matters: one engaged, the other swept up in newlywed bliss. Jada has also begun looking to the future by dating widower Philip Kettering and forging a sudden, sweet bond with his six-year-old daughter. But the past isn’t finished with Jada. When a curious guest checks into the Wayfair, her delving questions stir Jada’s guilt about the heartbreaking events that scarred the town seven years ago. The risks Jada must take by revealing the truth will test every assumption she’s made about the meaning of family and the magic of enduring love.
About the Author: Award-winning author Christine Nolfi provides re…

Review - Jack the Ripper: Live and Uncut by Matt Leyshon

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Book Cover
Year Published: 2017 Genre: Thriller; Suspense; Crime
Blurb: When you want to solve the greatest cold case of all time, you don't find the witness, you become the witness... Investigative Reporter Carl Axford is offered the story of a lifetime. When recruited by Limbo, (a covert group that uses unique technology to solve cold cases), Axford is presented the chance to crack the greatest cold case in existence. Catch Jack The Ripper! The opportunity of a front row seat to the Jack The Ripper murders seems too good to be true. What will Axford discover in 1888? Will he be able to identify history’s greatest criminal and bring him to justice? Or does Victorian Whitechapel hold further secrets that influence events of the past as well as the present? Jack The Ripper may not be the only mystery Axford has to solve.
About the Author: I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, before moving to the USA and have been here for the last 14 years. I am a humble Solutions Architect for a …

My Week of Reading (9 - 14 July 2018)

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This week has been slightly more hectic than I anticipated, so I only managed to do review this week.
Single and Looking: Daisy by Belinda Austin: Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Single and Looking Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Single and Looking
Since I received a Digital ARC of the book - I'll only be posting an Amazon review closer to the release date, and I definitely have to say this again - if you enjoy reading humorous chick lit - be sure to pick this book up - I really enjoyed it! 
Monthly Reading Goals: I unfortunately haven't gotten to this yet - though I do seem to be more or less on par with reading, so I'm hoping to maybe get to this within the next week or so. 
Last Word: At the moment, I'm busy reading 'The Season of Silver Linings' by Christine Nolfi. I've read a book by this author before, and it's nice to be reading a book by her again. I'm most likely going to be doing two reviews this week - I was hoping …

Review - Single and Looking: Daisy by Belinda Austin

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My Copy of the Book
Date of Release: 24 August 2018 Genre: Chick Lit; Humorous
Blurb: DAISY SETS OUT TO FIND PRINCE CHARMING WITH HER TALKING, HARD-DRINKING CAT. Daisy will turn 40 in eleven months and has never married. Her family figures Daisy is a loser because she is still in college trying to avoid paying off her student loans which have amassed over 22 years of a miseducation. And all Daisy has is a cat to keep her company. To make the crises worse, her cat begins giving Daisy dating advice, when she is sober! She never knew the cat was British though Daisy did name him Shakespeare. The mess of Daisy's life is even kookier because the cat is cursing and smoking now like a Downton-Abbey criminal, quoting William Shakespeare, and drinking more alcoholic beverages. Mm, there must be a connection to all this flowing alcohol, which may explain the bubbly in Daisy's brain. Her sisters and mother insist on setting Daisy up on six blind dates and all the men are named after liquor. In…

My Week of Reading (2 - 7 July 2018)

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Hello Everyone,


So I'm sitting here in front of my laptop; the weather is overcast and quite cool - which means that I also have a cup of tea sitting in front of me as well to keep me warm - just for those that don't know - it's winter here in South Africa.
What can I say, I just had to go and insert this in here...
I've also just started up Spotify, and am busy listening to Within Temptation - so I'm quite sure you can tell that I'm in a bit of a weird mood...but anyways, onto the bookish part of this post... I managed to do one review this week, as well as a blog post.
From Afar by Frank Scozzari: Amazon: Amazon Review - From Afar Goodreads: Goodreads Review - From Afar Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - From Afar

Monthly Reading Goals:
I haven't started this yet - but it appears as if my reading is going well (for now); so I'm hoping to get to this within the next week or two.

Last Word:
Alright, so - the book that I'm currently reading is …

Review - From Afar by Frank Scozzari

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2018 Genre: Drama
Blurb: For centuries, poets have argued that unrequited love is love in its strongest form. From Afar is a timeless tale of Morgan Stanfield's search for love in the far northern city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Leaving the warm climate of Santa Barbara, he embarks on a four-day odyssey where he encounters a Russian beauty, a prostitute, a wise old babushka, an American chauvinist, intellectuals, the Russian mafia, and the 'face' of love, and comes to know how love from a distance can be more captivating than love close on hand.
About the Author: Frank Scozzari is an American novelist and screenwriter. A five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have been widely anthologized and featured in literary theater.
Connect with the Author: Facebook: Frank Scozzari Facebook Twitter: Frank Scozzari Twitter Author Website: Frank Scozzari Author Website
Buy the Book: Amazon: Amazon Purchase Link
My Take on the Book: It was nice to re…

Bookish Ramblings # 8: Mid-Year Update

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So, the middle of the year has come and gone, so I thought that I'd give you an update of the things that I've done this year. This will mostly be a bookish post, though I will be including some other things as well.
I've had some motivational/inspirational highs and dips this year. Sometimes I reckon it's from this constant mindset of where I seem to be on the go all the time - and that can get quite exhausting at times.  June was where I managed to create a little bit of downtime for myself, especially for things that I needed to catch up on, or just get around to doing. 
Which leads me to the next things that I only got to in June: Even though I had been doing some leisure reading throughout the year, I managed to get more than usual done in June - and that's because I tried to keep my review schedule to a minimum.  Another thing I also only got to in June - is doing some non-fiction Christian reading. Yes, you read right: I only got to it in June. In o…

My Week of Reading (25 - 30 June 2018)

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I've had a busy review week - I got three reviews out; so let's jump straight in.

Down the Willow Tree by Elizabeth Robin:
Amazon: Amazon Review - Down the Willow Tree
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Down the Willow Tree
Genuine Jenn: Genuine Jenn Review - Down the Willow Tree

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon:
Amazon: Amazon Review - Three Things About Elsie
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Three Things About Elsie
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Three Things About Elsie

The Sisterhood by Bobbie Houston:
Amazon: Amazon Review - The Sisterhood
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - The Sisterhood
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - The Sisterhood

It was really nice to get some leisure reading in this week!

Monthly Reading Goals:
I haven't gotten to this yet - but let's see how the month goes...

Last Word:
Alright, so - I'll definitely be posting one review this week - at the moment, I'm busy reading 'From Afar' by Frank Scozzari…

Highlights of the Month - June 2018

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Even though the month of June has been a fairly relaxing one, I've definitely had quite a reading month. I managed to read 10 books this month...which I find pretty good considering that it was supposed to be a 'relaxing' month! 
But let's move onto the more difficult part - choosing what book was my favourite for the month. This is going to consist of two favourites, and a special mention.
- Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
- The Sisterhood by Bobbie Houston
Special Mention:
- Lucan: Part 2 by Christine Duts

Monthly Reading Goals:
I did alright for this in June, managed to get one book done - so what I'm going to do is carry over once more what I didn't read from last month - and see if I can get them done - so here is JULY'S reading goals:
Read either:
A Romance book
OR
A Paranormal YA book

Last Word:
Ok, so - it seems like I'm going to be jumping into the July fray again, so I've got a slight review reading list this month. Which means…