Saturday, June 24, 2017

Review for Code Name Scorpion





When Trevor Willis offers Dani Carpenter her dream job as director of a new camp for children, she is thrilled. Dani intends to keep Trevor, a family friend, 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 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.




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I enjoyed reading this book and found it to have some twists and turns I did not expect, which kept is interesting. This was presented to me as an LDS book,  but I found that it could be ready by anyone, even if they aren't religious, because the religion didn't play too much into the story. The story was certainly fast paced and I enjoyed bringing in the sweet little girl who kept things amusing and honest to a fault. I definitely would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romance/adventure. It was a fun book and a quick read.

Born in Illinois, Donna Fuller has lived in a variety of places and currently resides in Butler, Pennsylvania. At times she feels like a ping pong ball—bouncing from coast to coast and back again. Her grandchildren bring her the greatest joy. She has always been involved in writing, from journals to plays for Cub Scouts, to short stories for her children and as a reporter for a small newspaper. Donna has won awards for her writing and has also taught in writing workshops and retreats. She is the co-founder of the annual OHPA Writer’s Retreat in Western Pennsylvania. Her novels include A Strand of Doubt and CodeName Scorpion.



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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Book Blitz - The Amish Best Friend by Katie Fisher





Katie Fisher is a mom of four and wife to her high school sweetheart, Samuel. After a brief stint as an office assistant in her younger years, she now pours her heart and soul into her stories (and her family, of course). She loves to write romance, sometimes with a dash of suspense, but always sweet. 
Having grown up close to an Amish community in Pennsylvania, she fell in love with the simple and fulfilling Amish lifestyle. She expresses this love in her stories, which take place in Amish communities and are always full of inspiration and hope. Favorite things include happily-ever-afters, gingerbread cookies and long evenings on the porch.

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An Amish girl prays for answers. Will she find them?


Life in the small Amish community of Orthause, Pennsylvania is predictable to Hannah Zook. As the teacher of the one-classroom school, Hannah is happy with her life and relationship with God.

The only question she has concerns Eli Reimer, the Mennonite man who wishes to marry her. Eli is the sort of man Hannah has always dreamed of marrying. But in order to marry him, she must give up her faith and join his.

But when a man is found murdered, Hannah ends up with much more than romance on her mind. The victim’s wife Martha recently left him, and everybody knows why. Now she’s the number one suspect. Hannah knows her friend is innocent and will do everything to prove it.

She is joined in her quest by her childhood friend, Abram, who quietly supports her even when others tell her to mind her own business.

And as she works to solve the murder, Hannah might just find the answers to her prayers about her future–and he might have been under her nose the whole time.







Character Casting: 

Hannah: Jessica Chastain

  



  Abram: Henry Cavill



 Eli: Justin Long




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Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Doorway Back to Forever: Trust




Forbidden … and yet. The black vial calls to you.


“Mark my word,” Dr. du Monique said, “One third of your team will fall to Midnight—and this black vial will be the cause of it.”

Robyn, Kit, and Cam are called to be on the Elite Skyborn Warrior Team, but the Legend’s prophecy points a guilty finger—three of the nine are destined to turn on the prince. They swear none of them would ever fall, but the vial has a secret, mesmerizing appeal.
While learning to control their powers, their younger siblings, Shirley, Grace, and McCoy, are taught to spy on suspected magic-users and turn them in to the police. When the older kids discover a plot to kill Mr. Fischer, they must use advanced skills they’ve secretly cultivated—skills that could push them over the edge into Midnight.
Will they be the ones to fall to the dark side, or will their younger siblings have them arrested before their mission is complete?
A Doorway Back To Forever: TRUST, is the perfect sequel to BELIEVE. It takes two families on an adventure to Midnight and back that challenges their ability to trust who they are, why they are here, and what they’ve been chosen to do. Do you have the courage to join them?

“Nanette O’Neal spins another great tale of faith, this time asking who can resist temptation—would you pass the test?” Kary Oberbrunner, author of ELIXIR Project.

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I has the privilege of  reading the first book in this series a year ago when it first came out.
You can read my review HERE!

Now, as this second part of the story came out I reread the first book and remembered how much I enjoyed it. This second book was a great continuation of the story. Where the first one has us jump right into a crazy but fun adventure, this one takes us through a journey of growth and knowledge along with fun and games in the magical world. This is an adventure that leads the characters though not only physical danger, but also the draw of darkness that promises power and the internal struggle of discovering what they can do and how it can save themselves and the wonderful world they have discovered. I really enjoyed this journey and I really enjoy the continuation of this adventure. It was a quick easy read and can be enjoyed by all ages. I highly recommend this set of book and I look forward to reading other books by this author.



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Nanette O’Neal has had a long time passion for the idea behind the Doorway series, stemming from her faith and her love of story. 

Her interests have always been strong in various creative endeavors, such as music, martial arts, science fiction, and fantasy. Having studied music in college, she made a career of teaching and directing various ensembles in the public and private fields for years. 

When she decided to tackle writing, she began an intense process of study and research in the craft, through the use of text books, online tutorials, chat and critique groups, as well as various workshops, conferences and retreats. 

The Doorway series consists of seven novels about faith, courage, and the power within the human soul. She contributes regularly to an inspirational column for a religious website, Ldsblogs.com, and maintains her blog, Nanette O’Neal’s Doorway, found at NanetteONeal.blogspot.com. 

Feel free to subscribe to her blog posts and to like her author page. Nanette loves her husband and family, her faith, the mountains, aviation museums, Star Trek, and dogs.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

The Heart of Escher Review






James Fisher, a lonely, bullied schoolboy, finds himself in the dark and twisted land of Escher after wishing himself away from an ill-fated family holiday.

Lost and frightened, James must help heal the dying world of Escher, overrun by the creatures of the Nightmare forest, to return home.
Guided by the emerald-eyed cat, Sam, and befriended by the headstrong resistance fighter, Jasper, James is taken on an adventure through a world mirroring his own nightmares, where he is forced to confront his own fears and the ghostly Shadow in order to save Escher.

Unbeknown to James, not only is he fighting for Escher’s future, but also his own.

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I enjoyed this book and the imagination the author put into it, with the animal people and the adventures of not only Edward but his brother's as the journey continues. I enjoyed that every now and then we got a good insight into what other characters were thinking to pull the story along as they traveled. The places Author Jonathan Dance has created in Escher were fantastic and I really liked the unique idea of the Gardner and the different people. Overall I enjoyed the journey and the fun of the story as it progressed. More than once I found myself needing to finish a part before I could put the book down because it was too good to just set aside. I do highly recommend this book - especially for middle grade when kids are at that age of feeling vulnerable but wanting adventure. They will easily relate to the character in this book as he journeys to save Escher.



Born and raised in Hampshire, I spent most of my childhood dreaming up random adventures.

I left the sunny south coast to study Graphic Communication in Bath, where I fell in love with the rolling Somerset hills when I wasn’t walking up them.

Returning to Hampshire 6 years later, after meeting my now wife, Claire, I enjoy a quieter life, walking in the New Forest and relaxing with my wonderful wife and fluffy cat Molly.

I have always enjoyed telling stories, more often than not in visual form, either in films or animations. However, the idea of Escher was too big for me to do visually by myself so I picked up a pen and started writing.

Having written one novel, I am now keen to tell more stories of Escher, while at the same time expressing my imagination with my art. 


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tarragon Tour and Review (Dragon Mage)





After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more, fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake the inhabitants of Tarragon.

Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.

To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?


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I had the privilege of reading the first book in this series a year ago when it was first released. I love it and the review is HERE!
And now, I had the privilege of rereading the first book (which I enjoyed just as much as the first time) and then read the second book, released just yesterday! Here are my thoughts on that second book:
I found myself completely captivated as Tyler grew into himself and his abilities, I loved watching him become the man he could be and take on the role and powers he possesses. For Anwen I loved watching her become a woman who could make up her own mind when it came down to important issues and still be willing to recognize she needs the others to help her. I liked that she is not a "all powerful, can do it myself" heroine, but truly recognizes that there is power in listening to a learning from those around her but making her own decisions. There is so much growth in this book for all characters including Courtney. I really liked the character growth, the progress of the story  was really great too, addressing not only the how and why, but giving us great history of Tarragon and the dragon mages and the key keepers. I was completely into this book and did not like to stop reading to go to work. I highly recommend this book but you'll definitely need to read them in order. First pick up Key Keeper and then continue through on Dragon Mage. You'll love it!



Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.

A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally

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