Wednesday, August 26, 2015

REVIEW of The Trek to Elysium Chronicles (Volume 1) by Hugh Williams

Just finished up reading this one and I was kind of glad it wasn't really scary. I liked the different perspective that the author gave on how the zombie apocalypse began and the fact that the main character was a bit of a conspiracy theorist and one who was prepared for some major fallout to happen. If something major really did happen, this type of person would be the one ready for it. That's who you would want to find. The journey of this guy and his friends is filled with zombie hordes and an interesting little tidbit at the end about the corporation that started all of this mess. I do have to wonder though about what happened to the deputy that disappeared in the end. Is he actually dead? Is he a zombie? Or is he a traitor?


This book is the first of three than I plan to write for this series. It tracks the travels of myself and 3 friends as we attempt to escape the Zombie apocalypse. The story is set in Southern Illinois, Carbondale to be specific, as that is where I currently live. 

The apocalypse was caused by a combination of factors. One was our government allowed people with the Nova virus to come to our country to get help. We are still the only country that allows that. Second, a corrupt (are there any others) mega corporation that was given a huge government contract to perfect a vaccine to cure Nova allowed the vaccines to become contaminated. Millions of people took the vaccine and I think the reader will figure out what happened as a result of the contamination. 

It is very hard to keep politics out of Zombie books, so I do not try to. I express my opinions as I see things as do the other characters in the book. Please keep in mind that this book is a work of fiction. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


Friday, August 21, 2015


The Godfather Tree by Bree Pierce is FREE August 21-23!!


Once upon a time... 
the calm of the woods called to Crimson. making her feel welcome among the trees. Then she finds the note in the hollow of the tree, and strikes up a friendship with a boy she has never met. But he disappears along with the white wolf frequenting the area. 
Then danger returns and lurks in the dark shadows of the forest, waiting on its unsuspecting prey... 

*This novella was written in the intent for it to be a sweet, southern-style, shifter fairy tale with Red Riding Hood under tones.*


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

REVIEW: Howl at the Moon (A Liarus Detective Novel) by L.A. Starkey


I just finished reading this book and I really enjoyed it!  It is a YA read with none of the cursing or any bad scenes in it.  This would be safe to let your older child read.  However, it does have some paranormal elements to it so if you have rules on that then you should read it yourself before determining if this book is for your child or if they are old enough to read it.  Otherwise, I found it quite entertaining!  Let's just say that these three friends (Ben, Jake, and Leah) are in for the adventure of their life and it's one that is life altering, especially for Ben.  It's also quite funny in some places because you see the awkwardness of being an eight grader and figuring out your emotions and sometimes making some bad decisions.  When I mean bad decisions I don't mean teen drinking; I mean stepping into the world of the paranormal and not being able to go back.  It was a fantastic read and I would very much recommend this one!


Eighth graders, Ben, Jake and Leah need cash, and mowing lawns in the winter just isn’t cutting it. Their need for cash births the Liarus (Liars R Us) Detective Agency! Their first client is Old Lady Smitz, who is said to have murdered her three sons and husband. She’s missing a family heirloom, but it’s not just any old trinket, it’s the crest of Lykoi. There are only two rules: No girls are allowed and never seal a deal with the witch doctor. Disregarding danger, these three discover that money is usually more trouble than it’s worth!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Cover Reveal!!! Compass by Jeanne McDonald

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Author: Jeanne McDonald
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Jada D'Lee Designs

Expected Release Date: November 17, 2015

Jeanne McDonald is an author, a mother, a wife, a student of knowledge and of life, a coffee addict, a philosophy novice, a pop culture connoisseur, inspired by music, encouraged by words, and a believer in true love.  When she's not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, enjoying a great film, chatting with friends or diligently working toward her bachelor's degree in literature.  A proud Texan, Jeanne currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.

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As teenagers, time is infinite and love is made of fairy tales and caramel corn. For Alexis York and Ryan Fisher, their friendship was the cornerstone of who they were. In the wake of a family tragedy, that friendship was torn apart by time and distance. Unrequited love was never reciprocated, and two lives that were once intertwined, now moved on different trajectories.

Fifteen years later, these two friends are given a second chance to correct the mistakes of the past. With one flight, a new home, and a little help from a tiny red compass, Alexis and Ryan are reunited, setting them back on the same course. Together, they find themselves on a journey of rediscovery, friendship, hope, and love. 

Yet, when the harsh realities of life threaten to tear them apart for good, will Alexis and Ryan lose all hope of a happily ever after? Or will the childhood promises of forever lead these two hearts through impossible odds and back into each other's arms?

"You're my compass. My one true north."

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SALE for Ghost-in-Law Box Set by Jana DeLeon!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Godfather Tree by Bree Pierce

Bree Pierce's newest release is The Godfather Tree!  It is free on Kindle Unlimited or only 99 cents!  The Godfather Tree is a clean read and can be considered YA as well!  Check out the blurb and cover below!


Once upon a time... 
the calm of the woods called to Crimson. making her feel welcome among the trees. Then she finds the note in the hollow of the tree, and strikes up a friendship with a boy she has never met. But he disappears along with the white wolf frequenting the area. 
Then danger returns and lurks in the dark shadows of the forest, waiting on its unsuspecting prey... 

*This novella was written in the intent for it to be a sweet, southern-style, shifter fairy tale with Red Riding Hood under tones.*


Sunday, August 9, 2015


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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

REVIEW and BLOG TOUR for Bad Uncle (Family Portrait Book 5) by Gillian Felix

Enjoy a little music with your reading!  Dashboard Confessionals!!!  Rock on!


 I have followed this whole series and I have to say that my perceptions about the characters has slightly changed each time I read one of them.  Mainly because just when you think you like one of them, bam!  Something happens that makes you go "Really??"  Same with this book too.  The series is kind of like a soap opera geared towards the 18-25 year old category.  It's not the typical Days of Our Lives either.  We are talking posh and spoiled rich kids trying to find their way in life.  But I have to admit, I am hooked on this series.  You can't help but wonder what is going to happen next in this drama-laden series.
   In the last book I felt a little sorry for Kristin because her dad was really pushing her in her tennis career and she doesn't seem to want to go that way and then things were just weird between her and Frankie even though she was with Zax Banovic.  In this book, she made some bad choices though that are going to eventually bite her in the butt I hope.  Throughout the whole series I have felt like Adriana Banovic was a spoiled girl who got her way no matter what she had to do, but since Haze came into her life she has been doing whatever necessary to keep him.  And now it seems that she has found just a few friends, no matter how bad of an influence one seems to be.  They are all just searching for love and acceptance in their own way I suppose.
   I still think that my favorite character is Kevin Banovic.  He is obviously such a bad guy in some ways.  He does some very bad things and he has yet to tell his girlfriend, L'Wren anything about what he does.  There are some serious under-the-table stuff going on with him.  At the same time, he doesn't like the life he's living and wants a normal life.  Too bad he's probably not going to get one.
   And to the last little juicy tidbit about the book, it's namesake of course.  Why Bad Uncle?  Because the worst of the bunch shows up and only one person in the entire family knows anything about what this uncle does for a living.  And he probably won't be explaining that to anyone because his need to protect everyone else.  The ending was a real surprise!


Who needs enemies when you’ve got family
The stars are aligned in Adriana’s favor, but secrets have a way of exposing themselves just when everything is perfect. As Adriana and Haze’s relationship heads south, Carys is ready to pounce. Will Adriana’s lies drive the man she loves into the arms of another?

Meanwhile Zax is finally with his dream girl, but why can’t he get his best friend’s
girl out of his mind? When she turns to him for advice on how to be a better girlfriend,
can he put his selfish desires aside, or will he follow his siblings and take what he
wants despite the consequences?

When Kevin’s lifestyle puts innocent L’Wren in danger, his retaliation brings his
ruthless uncle back to Los Angeles and into the lives of his family. In Bad Uncle you’ll
get to know the man who has the power to change the legacy of the Banovic family forever.

Suitable for adults 18+

Get introduced to the characters in Changes Book 1 FREE on Amazon and everywhere digital books are sold in the US If you are located internationally and would like to review email me for a digital copy at gillianfelix23 AT Books 3 to 5 can be read as standalones.

Author Bio:

Gillian Felix was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She grew up watching prime-time soap
operas by Aaron Spelling with her mother. That’s where her obsession with rich, powerful and devious characters were born. After repeatedly seeing Mr. Spelling’s name on the screen night after night, Gillian knew she wanted to be an Aaron Spelling, before she knew that Aaron Spelling was actually a person.

Gillian have been involved in the entertainment industry for over ten years. She is an entrepreneur and advocate for women and children’s rights. She enjoys hiking and volunteering.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

RELEASE BLITZ for The Scheme by Mia Kayla

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Title: The Scheme
Author: Mia Kayla
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2015


Brian Benson is the nice guy every girl dreams of marrying. Too bad he’s off the market—for good. He’s sworn off women since the last girl he dated broke his heart. Determined to start over in New York, his sole focus is to climb the corporate ladder—no distractions.
Until one minor collision propels him into the path of small-town-girl but bombshell babe, Kendy Miller. Kendy walks with a sass she was born with. Single and ready to mingle, she’s on the prowl. Moving from her tiny town of Bowlesville to work as a nurse at New York Cornell Hospital, she is introduced to Dr. Hot Pants. She feels it in her bones—he only belongs to her. When Kendy formulates a grand scheme to land Dr. Hot Pants and uses Brian to do it, Brian is all in because he could use a little fun. Things were going to plan, until one night lines were crossed, kisses were exchanged and clothes flew off. Fate collides, fortunes are tested and plans backfire, but Kendy is still determined to land her doctor. Problem is… Brian was only there to assist in the plot. Falling in love with the girl wasn’t part of THE SCHEME.

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About The Author

Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois. She is the wife to the husband of the year and mommy to three unbelievable cute little girls who have multiplied her grey hairs.
In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings. Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end. She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.

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