Thursday, June 30, 2011

july wins 2011

7-01 Leaves of the Fall by Violet Yates LT
Dancing in the Shadows of Love by Judy Croome  LT
7-02Six Men of Evil, and, The Devil Monsters by Maxwell Grant from  LT
7-03Six Men of Evil, and, The Devil Monsters by Maxwell Grant  LT
 If You Go Into The Woods by David Gaughran   LT
Transfection by David Gaughran LT
7-04Olga - A Daughter's Tale by Marie-Thérèse Browne LT
Progenitor by Christopher John Chater LT
7-05Hot Ticket by Tracy Marchini LT
LilyPad Princess by Debi Faulkner lt

7-06If Marie Did It, So Can I by Dr. Donna Lamar Lamar  lt
Side Effect by Laura Lon LT
7-07Three for Avadar by Steven R. Drennon LT
Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales by Suzanne Tyrpak LT
Immortal Justice by Faith Smith  (romancing the book)
7-10Talon of the Unnamed Goddess by CRDaems JRTomlin LT
7-11Verita by Tracy Rozzlynn LT
Limerick: A Faerie Tale Girl Novella, #2 by Kimberly Spencer  LT
The Map of Time by felix J. Palma (simon & shuster) surprise in mail beautiful book.
7-12 Vampire Assassin by Samantha Warren  lt
15-The Paperboys Club by Mobashar Qureshi
 16-Love Lust and Petty Crime by Hercules Bantas lt
17-Still Life Paintings by Karen Fowler LT
Catch Her in the Rye, Selected Short Stories Vol. 1 by Wodke Hawkinson
7-18 Past, Future, & Present Danger (Book Two of the Absurd Misadventures of Captain Rescue) by Joshua Price
7-19Contingency by Paula Wiseman LT
Legs by Harper Alibeck LT
7-20Ecstatic Evil by Amanda McNeil LT
 Phontaine's Gifts - The Survival Legacy by D. A. Blankinship LT
7-21The Impressionists by Andrew Biss LT
Fast-Tracked by Tracy Rozzlynn  lt
7-22MOST LIKELY by craig Hansen  LT by RW Bennett lt
Red Smoke Rising by Rick Anthony LT
 RACE by Mobashar Qureshi LT
7-24Death Before Swine by V.K. Scott  LT
Without Reproach by AJ Barnett LT
 Romancing the Book and entering Kristal's contest won ebook

7-25Best Friends with Anabella by Nev Nickelz LT
netgalley about 30 ebooks from them
ANIMAIA by Lee Rogers LT
got bunch ook markers and bottle charms
Jockeys and Jewels by Bev Pettersen LT
Hidden by debra geary
2 free Gorton's product coupons from Tales From the Nursery!
7-29Gifts and Consequences by Daniel Coleman
 The End of the World by David W Wilkin


I really liked the story and would have given 5 stars but I hate having to wait to find out what happens to the next book comes out.
Ariel is going to be a sophomore this year. She feel all alone after her good friend for since kindergarden Jenna disappeared. Everyone thinks she has runaway but Ariel doesn't. Last year she was picked on by the rich snobby girls Lainey and friends. Lainey has claimed the new boy Henry as hers. Ariel ends up having Henry in alot of her classes and becomes friends with him. Theo is her neighbor and becomes friends too.
Lots of weird things are happening around town. Ariel is hearing voices and wierd sounds.  Lainey even breaks her nose and gets away with it because she rich. a couple of young girls go missing.
Its full of action, mysteries and villians and good guys. Cant wait to read the next book.

Review Inhertited Murder by Lee Martin

4 stars
I have enjoyed the Deb Ralston mysteries. Deb is a police detective in Fort Worth, Texas in special crimes unit and handles some murder cases. Deb and foster child Lori just recently joined the Mormon church.  Her adopted son  Hal has been a member for years and at 19 he is going on a mission. So his family his vacationing  on the way to take him to the mission training center in Provo UT. His dad,Mom,Cameron 4 yr old brother and his girl friend Lori,also their pit bull dog
while they are visiting Salt Lake City they go to Gilgal a sculpter garden. ( I have lived with in a few minutes of the garden and never heard of it before and now want to go.) They discover Alexandra murdered body thier. She lives in the bed and breakfast that they are staying  with her sister. Alexandra has multiple personalitys. Georgina the owner of Bed and Breakfast asked Deb to find out what happened too her sister by talking to her friends that she does not think will talk to police.
So while Deb is trying to find out which personality Alexandra was murdered. she finds more murders before solving the case.
It kept me reading to find out what happens next. Good plot, clean murder mystery that I enjoyed.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

review :Daphne and the silver ash by Joss Llewelyn

 I admit to tearing up at ending. Liked the short story. Daphne is a newly wed wife and new mother.  Justin her husband is a soldier and commands a small unit.
Daphne walks and carry her baby to the park and in the middle is a great silver ash tree. Daphne calls out to Bryn the nymph she brought someone to meet her.
 As she is showing off her baby  starts crying the Daphne starts singing to comfort her. Soon the whole park is quiet the great phoenix has flown down to listen to her and no one ever seen the phoenix so close. Its soon time for phoenix to be reborn in fire and renew the whole town with it. but the phoenix fears that she will die this time and so puts her spirit into Daphne.  So Daphne has to find out and solve the phoenix fears and save her whole town in the process.
Its a adventure story,part fairy tale has demon spirit and army waiting to march on thier town before it gets renewed. I was touched short read. I was given ebook in exchange for honest review.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

review Annie McGwire and the time flyer by mike zitie

5 stars
Okay I admit I am confused with time travel and cant change the past because it is always the past. I enjoyed reading aabout Annie and Mitch who are best friends in school they are also the top students thier age.  They like to hang around Doc who invents thinks. He has lots of gadgets around his house to deal with his laziness. Annie and Mitch sometimes help the doc with his experiments. But now Mitch has disappeared and the police are questioning the Doc. and he doesn't know how long they will keep him. He gets a coded message to Annie. And with what Mitch said before he was missing gave her and her uncle a hint. Annie decides to jump in the time machine and try and find him. after jumping back to the dinoasours and then the future a couple thousand years she meets Simon a time robot that helps her to search for Mitch and rescue him. It has lots of time jokes,adventure, bad guys and future events it keeps hopping around and keeps you wanting to know more. I hope another book is in the works. I would read it. I was given the ebook in exchange of honest review.

review:heirs of mars prelude by Joesph robert lewis

Prelude to mars starts out above venus with the Mother robot satelite. mother scrounges parts to make her children. Mother was oringally Hypatia college project to launch a cheap satellite to observe venus.  Hypatia had self-awareness and when they tried to shut her off. started a war.
  India was one of her children who was given to love Wolfram. Mother was trying to survive and ended up using part wolfram for parts. India was devasted and closed down for over a year.  Later showed her mother the feelings that she had.
the Next story takes place on Earth 18 yrs before heir of mars. Asher and his girl friend are both trying to get out. Asher is going to go to Mars. Victoria wants to go to boonies and get away from all the computers and technolgy andthey cant convince eath other to  thier plans. Victoria gets into a bike accident.
The next story is one day before Heirs of Mars starts off.worker is fixing a windmill and finds a cloner and he and his friends try to beat him up or kill him.Which is Asher. the worker talks about life on mars and his family life.
the stories all tie together and go with Heirs of Mars the full novel. where everyone one is tring to survive,humans, clones and robots. It is a well rounded world he has created. I read it right through. I was given the ebook for free in exchange of honest review.s

review: Tale of Asha volume 1 by joseph robert lewis

4 stars
I Like Asha and her new friend Priya. Asha is a herbalist who goes traveling to find new animals and plant life that can help others. Asha finds people who need to help and gets envolved and helps them. When Asha was small she got bitten by a dragon and poisened and monk took her back to his temple and with a few years was cured mostly. she still has part of the dragon on her ear and can hear plants and animals now. It has ghosts, a mongoose, sunsnakes. Its a new world he has invented. I like joseph stories and look forward to reading more about Asha in future volumes. I want to know about her past, does she find her family. Why does she not like being called a doctor but a herbalist. Its a short easy read that keeps your attention. I was given ebook in an exchange for honest review.

Monday, June 13, 2011

review: Hull's Landing by james Melzer

five stars  
Not at all what I was expecting. A girl is missing Zoe has been gone for 6 months from the town of Hull's landing.
Rita is new to the town she left big city police department wanted small restful town. They have a police chief and a volunteer cops so Rita volunteers too. She feels that people are blocking her and not aiding in finding Zoe.
Every time someone goes to say more to her they die a horrible death. Lots of death before the evil is beaten.
The story is one you won't want to put down it keeps you invested in the story. You hate a lot of the characters esppecially the man in the white tennis shoes. but you rout for Zoe, Rita and the woman in white.
I would definately recommend this book and look forward to reading more of his work.  I was given the ebook in exchange for honest review.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Review: Vestal Virgin by suzanne tyrpak

5 stars a little too raunchy in places.
Its a look at Rome in the time of Nero. With some real figures and places woven into a story with fiction characters of what the lives where like.
Elissa Rubria Honoria is a vestal  virgin and bound to serve as a virgin for 30 years. She cares for her family and tries to save her brother than her sister from Nero.
Gallus Justinus loves Elissa and has been in the senate and following  Paul teachings of Jesus.
Tells a lot of sex and drugs and things Nero and his court are up to. How he can turn from friends and put them to death in the circus.
Nero once lover Marcus (Elissa brother)he thinks he want to kill him. Than wants Elissa as a lover and she denies him and then wants her little sister.
friends are spys on each other.  Its is an engaging book. I did not want to put it down.
I was given the ebook in exchange for honest review.

review: Skin short stories by alex Owens

3 stars
The Title does fit perfectly.  There are 3 short stories. The first deals with Claire who's husband doc. told to get a divorce. Just because she is a newly made vampire and has sex with both females and males.  So Clair decides she needs a tatoo to mark the change. So the rest talks about tatoos.
the second is a nurse in care center giving old lady a bath and talks about old skin and describes getting her in shower.
the third is guy who does tanning of animal skinners and talks about tanning which is interesting till he starts working on a stranger and than dreams about others types of people skins.
The stories where fine but not really to my taste especially the last one, Not a subject that i enjoy.
I was given the ebook in exchange of review.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Review; a Kingdom cost by J.R Tomlin

4 stars          
Its starts off with a boy getting beaten up because he spilt some fruit at a market in France 1300. James Douglas story what happened around him. Most of the characters where real people around real events that he gives life to what life might have been.
Bishop of ST. Andrews William de Lamberton who took in James as his squire after his father's death in prison for keeping james safe.
Edward 1 of Englang. King who conquered Scotland (the bad guys in James story)
Robert de Bruce who was crowned king of scottland and led some of the fight against English supporters.
It was an interesting and bloody time in Scottish history that I was not at all familar with. He did a lot of research in to time period to use the facts and names. It was a lot of fights and back stabbing traitors, It was well written. I was given the ebook in exchange for review

Thursday, June 9, 2011

review: A blurred line by brian healy

This book was hard for me to rate. I was involved talking to them.'Don't to that or say that. They did not listen to me
It looks into Kevin and kylie's marraiage. they start fighting and talking have the fight in thier heads half the time. Kevin works in a office in town. Kylie a stay at home mom.  they have a girl and a boy house in suberbs. Kevin meets Rachel on subway on monday. Same day Kylie' meets chris.  You see themselves telling lies and rationalize what they are starting to do
One major little thing that bugged me was when they were talking in thier minds they were always saying we.
the story was well written and made you get involved in thier story. Its easy to make small wrong steps to the big ones.31/2 stars I was given the book in exchange of reviews.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

review: Perfect shadow by brent weeks

If you have read the Night Angel trilogy then this short story will make sense to you. I need to go or should say want to reread them.
A assassin who sees glimpses of the future saw he was being killed by forty men all at once. The story bounces around a lot in Durzo Blint past over the last few hundred alives and a little about who he was or is. The choices he made at different times and why he keeps living and changing who he is and what he looks like. I liked it but wished it was longer look into his different lives.  3 stars

Review: The girl who disappeared twice by Andrea Kane

Andrea Kane seems to know her way around fbi and police and all the details to solve a case.
It started over 30 years ago of a kidnapped 6 year old Felicity out of bed she was sharing with her twin Hope who was not taken.
Now Hope little girl has been kidnapped right in front of the school. Hope is a family court judge and her husband defense lawyer. and police are setting up task force to find Krissy. Hope calls in a private firm Forensic Instincts who work out of the box. Cassie company she lives and busness all in one building. Marc ex FBI agent and seal. Ryan is electronic genius all work together.
The FBi Profiler is straight by the book Cassie's boyfriend first time they meet on the same case. Hutch also gives her the gift of 3 yr. old bloodhound that was forced to retire after great training but cant handle flying.
Patrick is retired FBI agent who was in charge of Felicity kidnapping that he never solved.
They are all working around the clock to try and find Krissy before its too late.
It all works together to make a great story that keeps you wanting them to find Krissy and does her kidnapping have any part of the past kidnapping. I enjoyed the story.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

review; mini-collection by hank quense

4 starsits 3 short stories. the first one  Is a mayor of shores wants to stop these builders from ruining his town. He okay with him wanting to build roads and casino but not a bunch of houses. they are big brutes and he is short. He gets a old wizard to try and help him. the wizard gets a drawf, song bard to record actions. he plans a quest to get 5 magical rings so they can stop the builders taking over. So they plan to steal the 4 rings from a dragon. but than he doesnt know how to use them. its silly quick read it kept my attention.
the second is about Lucy Borgia and her father alex pope are back in New York running a loan office for satan and if people miss loan payment he gets thier soul. Heaven Micheal is hiring thugs,calling cops and building inspecters trying to harrass alex because of the deciet he used as a pope hundred of years ago. Lucy want to run loan office and have a kid. short.
Not bad stories. they are well written and short I would read another book of his.

June wins 2011

1-suck dvd in mail
2- Believe (The Weeping Tree Chronicles - Book One) by Philip David Hogan(LT)
Side Effect by Laura Lond  (LT)
Heart Stealer by Tiphanie Thomas (LT)
3- Convergence by Joseph Gellene (LT)
4-Imperial Hostage, Book 1 of the Destruction Series by Phil Cantrill LT
5-Skin: Short Fiction by Alex Owens LT
Reflections on Motherhood by Karen Fowler LT
 Annie McGwire and the Time Flyer by Mike Ziniti  LT
Better Than 8: Fantasy.  from romancing the book
Crossroads Road: A Novel by Jeff Kay LT
Daphne and the Silver Ash by Joss Llewelyn LT
11- Storm World: Speaker Of The Gods by Jonathan DeCoteau LT
13-DIVINE INTERVENTION by Cheryl Kaye Tardif LT
Worst Impressions: A Novel by K.L. Brady LT
The Kitchen Shrink by Dee DeTarsio  LT
Murder in the Philosophy Department by Julia March  LT
Clouded Rainbow by Jonathan Sturak LT

Russian Roulette by mike Fairicy author

Ghosts of Coronado Bay, A Maya Blair Mystery by JG Faherty LT

15-Pale Queen's Courtyard by Marcin WronaToo Far Under by Lynn Osterkamp  LT

16-Chop Suey by Ty Hutchinson  LT
WIRED by Douglas E. Richards  LT
17-Anathema (The Causal Enchantment Series, Book 1) by K.A. Tucker  LT
 Counting from Zero by Alan B. Johnston  LT
From Vegas With Blood by Jonathan Sturak  LT
Friends of Choice by Linda Nelson  LT
19-Lost & Found by Violet Yates  LT
Barbary Point by Alan Nayes LT
20-Isle of Stumps by Bryan R. Dennis LT
6-23 Colin Preston Rocked And Rolled by Bert Murray  LT
Gravity by Abigail Boyd  LT
Shelter (Blood Haze: Book One) by Tara Shuler LT
 6-24 Discovering Arugula by Elizabeth Allen  LT
6-25 Concerto by Sandra Miller  LT
6-26  The October Five by Mobashar Qureshi  LT
Keith Thomson's Twice a Spy  from drays
6- 27Bungee Bookmarks Giveaway  from simple stacy
Gideon's War by Howard Gordon  from book trib.
The Tale of Asha, Volume 2: Rebirth by Joseph Robert Lewis  LT
6-28 If He's Dangerous by Hannah Howell  LT
Signs and Wonders by Alex Adena  LT
 6-29 The Choice by Lorhainne Eckhart LT
6-30- LS: The Beginning by Kelvin O'Ralph  LT
 of Prefense Foaming Hand Sanitizer  CRUZ blog
Gamadin Book IV: Gazz by Tom Kirkbride LT
Reign of the Nightmare Prince by Mike Philips LT

(LT) librarything

review Vallar by Cindy Borgne

5 starsIt was an adventure action scifi book. I had to finsh reading it before i went to sleep 2:00am. I enjoyed being taken away to mars.
Ian age 16 and nate in college live with dr. clare. they are an elite class with special privalages because they were raised to be physic. In their dreams they learn about the enemy of Marscorp. Marscorp is one of the biggest firms on mars and rules by fear and takes over other group they want to force their way back to Earth.
Ian sees a mineing operation and tells the general about it. Later tells how a couple of their ships will be destroyed, but the general does not care about the soldiers lives. so ian and nate try to warn them and get shot down and rescued and sees the horror of war and feels it was his vision that caused it. So Ian refuses to dream for the general and rescues others with his visions and the rebels.  Lots going on. It keeps you interested in the book.  I was given the ebook in exchange of honest review.