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Friday, May 12, 2017

Code Name Scorpion by Donna Gustanis Fuller

Here is another book to check out.

When Trevor Willis offers Dani Carpenter a job as director of a new camp for children, she is thrilled. Dani intends to keep Trevor, a family friend and confirmed bachelor, at arm's length. But her heart changes toward him as they team up to protect Ady, the young daughter of a kidnapped scientist. After Trevor testifies against the son of Don Francisco Morales, a major supplier of heroin into the United States, Morales (aka the Scorpion) targets Trevor in a personal vendetta to destroy his reputation and then to destroy everyone Trevor loves. With Ady tucked away in a secure location, Dani and Trevor embark on a chase that takes them from the forests of the Pacific Northwest to the jungles of Mexico. They must stop the Scorpion before he strikes again.





My review:

This was an intriguing story. It was a little confusing and slow at the beginning, but then it picked up pace and got very exciting. It was nice to see the relationship between Trevor and Dani develop slowly instead of instant attraction. It was clean which is always a bonus. I was a little confused at the beginning with the whole suspense aspect because after the first bit we didn't hear anything else about it until the trial, then everything exploded into an action packed story that kept me turning pages until the very end.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Another book suggestion


And for those of you who are a fan of YA Paranormal Teen Romance. It's a fun superhero series with a twist and for those of you with Kindles, book one is free on Amazon Kindle.







An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. 

To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High’s resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special.

Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? 

More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Recently Read

So I thought I would post a list of books I've recently read and enjoyed, this way 
if it's something you're interested in you can find them and read them too.
Click on the link to go to the Amazon page and find out what they're about.



For those Jane Austen fans who like a little variety:



Mistakenly Married and Reluctantly Married by Victorian E. Lieske

So that's a few reading ideas. Some are romances. Some are historical romances. Some are suspense. And a fairytale rendition too. I post more ideas soon. Enjoy!!!







Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Seeress and the Stone

The last chapters. Enjoy!





Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Morning Musings

So, I'm sitting in my living room right now thinking about what to write on my overdue blog. Outside the birds sing and call, which is great because we've had so much rain lately that the birds hardly ever come out to sing anymore. Even on this overcast day I hear the lovely twittering birdsong. Out my back door the azaleas are starting to bloom, and of course the dogwood trees that make my allergies miserable. Spring is finally here.

Last week was Easter and I probably should have post then, but hey I'm thinking about it now. What a beautiful world we have to live in. Thank you, my Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for your Atoning Sacrifice that allows me to find joy in the crazy world we live in. Thank you for your Resurrection which gives me hope, just like the little birds sing and have hope for the day.

We have so much to be thankful for in this world and today I am thankful!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dear Editor


Dear Characters,

How do you do it? How do you make me feel every emotion possible? How do I not explode when I read or write your stories? You make me crazy. . .  maybe I am crazy. That's it. It's official. I'm crazy!

Insanely yours,
Author



Dear Social Media Marketing,

I'm tired. I wish you would do all the work yourself, but alas, that is not possible. Now back to all that posting, tweeting, and blogging. . .  oh wait, I am blogging. Good. That's something. Right?

Exhaustedly,
Writer



Dear Punctuation,

I. Hate. You.

Enough said,
Novelist



Dear Editor,

Why do I feel like no matter how many times I go through my manuscript that there still needs to be things fixed. Will it ever be done? Will I ever finish? 

Doubtfully,
Author



Dear . . . ?

Wait. What just happened?

Sincerely,
Confused


Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Fools

Have you ever thought about all the crazy holidays that we have here in America? Seriously. I want to create a holiday, and not just in one of my books. I want a holiday that will celebrate something totally bizarre. Oh wait, we already have that. It's April Fools day.

According to Wikipedia (I know, it isn't always the most accurate resource, but I'm being lazy today)

April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.
Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1392) contains the first recorded association between April 1 and foolishness.

Who knew it's been around this long. But really a who day to celebrate pranks, jokes, and overall foolishness. I think it's really all about how happy we are to see spring after a long rainy winter and then the weather does a crazy turn shouting "Ha, April Fools!"

Whatever the origin, we have a crazy holiday that celebrates the bizarre. On to the next odd thing . . .


Friday, March 31, 2017

Seeress and the Stone

A few more chapters, since I am so far behind.









Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I'm back with an awesome recommendation!!! Cinder Heart by Amy Linnabary

I'm back

AAAAAnd to start off 2017 (yes, I know it's the end of March) I'm sharing my review of an absolutely fantastic book: Cinder Heart by Amy Linnabary.

Sixteen-year-old Gabriella just wants to finish high school without ticking off her stepmom and being forced out of her father’s house. When she finds out she’s the girl prophesied about in the fairytale Cinderella, her world gets turn upside-down.
Things get worse when the cute senior, Hal Charm, finally discovers that she exists. Add a fairy godmother, the powers of fire and speed, and a villain other than her stepmom and Gabbie’s life goes up in flames.
Now she's forced to decide between ignoring her destiny to save her friendships, or risking discovery to become the hero she needs to be.



Awesome!!! It has been interesting reading all the different retellings of fairytales and this story blew all the rest away! It was neat to see how Amy Linnabary created different twists and turns to the classic Cinderella story that made me completely unable to put the book down. I enjoyed seeing Gabbie as she dealt with her impossible step-mom and step-sister, but it also broke my heart to see how things suddenly got worse and worse. And her powers! That was awesome!

I also love that Mr. Charm wasn't all that you'd expect from your prince charming. The story was masterfully done and I look forward to reading more Fairytale prophecies books in the future!!!

Check out my review and find the book on Amazon!!!

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