Showing posts from August, 2017

My Week of Reading ( 21 - 26 August 2017)

Hello Everyone, I only managed to get one review done this week.  Weave a Murderous Web by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Weave a Murderous Web Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Weave a Murderous Web Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Weave a Murderous Web Reading has been slightly slow this week. Monthly Reading Goals: I have finally gotten to this; and as usual, I'm not going to say what I'm reading - but I hope to post a review soon! Last Word: This week has been a little bit on the exciting scale. All I'm going to say at this stage is that I've become a sponge taking in a lot of information - and this information is very likely to (hopefully) improve my blog. I have also gotten myself a 2018 diary - so for those authors who would like to have me do a book review for them next year - this is the time to do so! I'm going to be able to do a lot better with time management next year.  By next week S

Review - Weave a Murderous Web by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks

Book Cover Year Published: 2016 Genre: Crime; Thriller; Suspense Blurb: No good deed goes unpunished. When Jane Larson—a hot-shot litigator for a large firm in New York City—helps out a friend, she is sucked into the unfamiliar world of divorce and child support.  Jane's discovery of the deadbeat dads hidden assets soon unravels a web of lies, drugs, and murder that keeps getting more dangerous.  Soon, Jane is involved in a high stakes race to recover a missing suitcase of cash and catch the murderer before she becomes the next victim. About the Author(s): Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks have been collaborating on books for forty-six years.  Their first joint effort was a student project while Anne was at Bryn Mawr College and Ken attended Haverford. Since then, they have written over twenty books together. They are members of International Thriller Writers. They live and work in New York City, where many of their books are set.  Their Jane Larson ser

My Week of Reading (14 - 19 August 2017)

Hello Everyone, I managed to get two reviews out this week; one I THOROUGHLY enjoyed, the other one I unfortunately didn't quite enjoy. I am first going to present the review that I didn't really enjoy: The Long Road Home by Carolyn M. Bowen: Amazon:  Amazon Review - The Long Road Home Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - The Long Road Home Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - The Long Road Home Now that that one is out the way, I am going to be presenting the one that I really enjoyed: The Summer of Shambles by Ebony McKenna: Amazon:  Amazon Review - The Summer of Shambles Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - The Summer of Shambles Genuine Jenn:  Genuine Jenn Review - The Summer of Shambles Be sure to make note of this author; if you enjoy humor, give this book a try. Monthly Reading Goals: Since I'm slightly behind with my reading at the moment, I haven't gotten to this yet. Last Word: This past week, I have decided to cre

Review - The Long Road Home by Carolyn M. Bowen

My Copy of the Book Year Published: 2016 Genre: Suspense; Contemporary Blurb: Kate’s life was in turmoil after the death of her parents. She’d always been protected and sheltered by them. Suddenly she finds herself with a conniving fiancĂ© living under her roof, a powerful businessman with terrorist ties from across the ocean trying to kill her and more family secrets than most American politicians. She was also unaware that a half brother she knew nothing of was about to enter her life. Her situation was getting precarious right at the moment she was least able to cope with it. About the Author: Carolyn M. Bowen: Southern and sassy author who loves to travel. She enjoys weaving the scenes and cultural experiences from around the world into her writing. Connect with the Author: Facebook:  Carolyn M Bowen Facebook Twitter:  Carolyn M Bowen Twitter Author Website:  Carolyn M Bowen Author Website My Take on the Book: At times I found Jake Sullivan appeal

My Week of Reading (7 - 12 August 2017)

Hello Everyone, I had quite a decent week of reading; I managed to get two reviews out.  The Scent of Rain by Anne Montgomery: Amazon:  Amazon Review - The Scent of Rain Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - The Scent of Rain Genuine Jenn:  Genuine Jenn Review - The Scent of Rain All Measures Necessary by Steven Kay: Amazon:  Amazon Review - All Measures Necessary Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - All Measures Necessary Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - All Measures Necessary I somehow managed to get both of these reviews out in time. Monthly Reading Goals: I haven't gotten to this one yet; still reading my previous book. I'm making steady progress, so I'm hoping to get to this soon. Last Word: At the moment I'm currently reading 'The Long Road Home' by Carolyn M. Bowen; and should be doing a review next week. My review schedule isn't going to be too busy next week, I'll most likely also do another review on Genuine Jenn. F

Review - All Measures Necessary by Steven Kay

Book Cover Year Published: 2017 Genre: Crime; Suspense Blurb:  A contemporary political thriller based on the ridiculous notion of what might happen if a left-wing, Labour leader was resurgent despite all the attempts by the media to discredit him. What if, as an election approached, he started to gain traction because of a serious downturn in the economy, unrest in the country and corruption revealed at the highest levels? What if the electorate started seeing him as an answer to their problems? How would the right and big business react? Finding himself at the heart of a conspiracy is 30-year-old Health and Safety Inspector, Mitch Miller who falls in love with someone he shouldn’t and gets into very hot water. A modern day Romeo and Juliet facing car chases through the streets of Sheffield, murder, betrayal and kidnap. About the Author: I like to write down to earth historical fiction that is well-researched and rooted in time and place. I love shouting at th

My Week of Reading (31 July - 5 August 2017)

Hello Everyone, I had a decent week of reading, I got one review out: Ramp Rat by CC Standish: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Ramp Rat Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Ramp Rat Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Ramp Rat Monthly Reading Goals: I haven't started with this month's reading goals yet, since I'm still busy with July's reading goal that I managed to do; but I'm hoping to get to this soon. Last Word: I have decided to start using Bloglovin', so if you would like to follow me on there, here is the link:  Follow my blog with Bloglovin At the moment, I'm currently reading 'All Measures Necessary' by Steven Kay, and am hoping to have a review out next week. I'll also be doing a review on Genuine Jenn as well. I've also had a good start to the week as well, since I got some review requests, so I'm really thrilled about that as well. I will most likely be filling up my September schedule very soon at this

Review - Ramp Rat by CC Standish

Book Cover Year Published: 2017 Genre: Humour; Contemporary Blurb: Gen X malcontent Conrad Jacoby is rapidly approaching the big 2-0. Although the rebellious scamp has skated by on minimum wage jobs throughout his teens, Conrad is now in search of a more meaningful pathway into his 20s to supplement the stagnant doldrums of mid ‘90s Minnesota. After landing a baggage-handling job at the airport, Conrad hits the ground running as the challenge of learning a new craft mirrors the struggles in his personal life. As he navigates difficult relationships with both his parents and long-time girlfriend—Minnie, Conrad uses his new trade to rise above the everyday frustrations and push forward into adulthood in this rollicking New Adult comedy. About the Author: CC Standish is an indie author based out of Seattle. As a college dropout and blue-collar worker, CC has learned a lot about the importance of a work/life balance, using his spare time to write on the side. Born into

Highlights of the Month - July 2017

Hello everyone, I've had a good month of reading. I managed to get 6 books read; and I would say that this month's favourite was 'Ramp Rat' by CC Standish, even though I haven't completed reading the book yet. Another book that had a really nice atmosphere was 'The Comfort of Secrets' by Christine Nolfi; this would most likely be my second favourite book of the month. Monthly Reading Goals: I managed to start one book for June's reading goal, and the one that I decided to pick up was a classic. These are the choices I decided to pick for AUGUST'S reading goals: Read either: A Romance OR A Christian Book I most likely (as with the month of July) won't be able to get both of them done.  Last Word: I had some pleasant review requests this past month; and I'm really grateful when authors approach me to review their books, whether it is an author whose works I haven't read before, or an author that I have previously worked wi