Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Popcorn & Coffee: Doctor Strange Blu-ray Review


PG-13; 115 minutes; Amazon
Available today on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD from Marvel Studios is the fantasy comic book adventure Doctor Strange. Directed by Scott Derrickson, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton.

Created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, Doctor Strange debuted as a comic book supernatural superhero in 1963. The film adaptation stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, a brilliant (but arrogant) neurosurgeon who loses the use of his hands after a terrible car crash. After having several unsuccessful surgeries to restore the nerves in his hands, Strange travels to Kamar-Ta to seek out the Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton), who has been known to help others heal from wounds.

Shortly upon arriving, Strange learns that the Ancient One is a powerful sorcerer, who shows him that magic is real, as well as the astral plane and other dimensions. He learns there are are three buildings called the Sanctums (one in New York City, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) that protects the world from the other dimensions.

Under the guidance of the Ancient One and another sorcerer named Mordo (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), Strange begins his training as a sorcerer, and hopefully he will one day be able to regain control of his hands. Using his photographic memory, he easily learns their ways and starts to gain magical powers, such as bending time with the mystical Eye of Agamotto.

Unfortunately, Strange also learns there are evil sorcerers, lead by Kaecilius (played by Mads Mikkelsen), who are going to destroy the Sanctums and summon Dormammu of the Dark Dimension.


Blu-ray Bonus Extras includes:

Monday, 27 February 2017

Review - Home to Paradise by Barbara Cameron


Adingdon Press; 288 pages; $14.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour
If you live in the Midwest, it doesn't currently feel like winter, but we're still technically in a winter month; therefore, I'm still including this review as a "Winter Reads" post.

Home to Paradise is the third installment in the Coming Home series by author Barbara Cameron, and as you can see from the cover art, it's an Amish-romance story, which is one of my favorite genres to read.

The novel centers on Rose Anna Zook, a young woman who has always wanted to marry the third Stoltzfus brother, John. However, her dreams of marrying him become in jeopardy when John refuses to leave his Rumschpringe years behind him. He's enjoying living in the Englisch world and has no plans of returning to the Amish community.





Friday, 24 February 2017

Book Blogger Hop: February 24th - March 2nd




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Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

  This week's question is submitted by Eli @ The Book Supplier)!

How do you feel about books with multiple narrators?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 

 It all depends on how the novel is written. Too many narrations can be a bit of a distraction. However, it doesn't bother me when there are two or three different point-of-views in one story.


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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Q&A with Jo Kessel, author of A Call to Heaven



Now available from J.K.Publishing is the paranormal romance A Call to Heaven by author Jo Kessel.






The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel. 


When did you become interested in storytelling?

I’ve loved writing since I was a little girl. I didn’t just enjoy writing stories at school – I was always writing them at home too, letting my imagination run riot. When I became a journalist for my ‘day job’ it was like I wasn’t working at all because I enjoyed it so much. And then a friend of mine in the UK (also a journalist) got a two-book deal with a major publisher from out of nowhere and that made me think: “I wonder if I could do that too?” And so I started to write my first novel…

What was your first book/story published?

Lover in Law was my first published novel and actually, at the moment in both the US and the UK it’s still my bestselling book! I’m hoping that my current release A Call to Heaven will do better still, because this one is definitely the one that’s most special to me.

What inspired you to write A Call to Heaven?

My mother (who sadly died way too young) came to me in a dream a couple of years ago. In that dream she gave me the premise for A Call to Heaven as well as its title. It was the most brilliant and inspiring way to come up with an idea and I really hope I’ve done my Mom proud.

What character in A Call to Heaven is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

I identify with the lead female character Amy in this book, but she really isn’t anything like me. How we’re similar is in our love for our lost mothers and how we’d do anything to be able to speak to them again. Amy’s also a great mom and I like to think that I am too. After that, Amy’s nothing like me. She married a man so odious that I don’t think I could have stayed with him. She’s also a great cook whilst I, by contrast, am woefully incompetent in the kitchen!

What is your favorite part in A Call to Heaven?

Sunday, 19 February 2017

DVD Review - Strange Things: 11 Movie Collection


Mill Creek Ent.; 1038 minutes; $14.98; Amazon


Now available on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment is Strange Things: 11 Movie Collection, featuring eleven weird flicks from the 1980s on three discs.

As you can tell by the title, the release is taking advantage of the critically acclaimed Netflix horror series Stranger Things; though the cover art represents the film Pulse, which is on the first disc in the set.

The films in the set includes:

Pulse (1988; 91 minutes; PG-13) - A forgotten horror gem starring a young Joey Lawrence as a kid who travels to Los Angeles to spend his vacation with his father and stepmother in their suburban home, which happens to be occupied by a vengeful electric pulse.

"Pulse"

Spacehunter: Adventure In The Forbidden Zone (1983; 90 minutes; PG)  - A campy science fiction adventure that was originally released in 3D in the early 80s. The plot, dialogue, and acting is pretty horrible. However, it has some cool sets and costumes.

"Spacehunters: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone"

Krull (1983; 121 minutes; PG) - Considered a flop in 1983, the science fiction fantasy is now considered a cult classic. The plot involves the planet "Krull" being invaded by the "Beast" and it's "Slayers" in a mountain-shape spaceship called the Black Fortress.

"Krull"

My Mom's a Werewolf (1989; 88 minutes; PG) - This horror-comedy became popular when it was aired countless times on Showtime in the early 1990s. The plot involves a housewife turning into a werewolf after having a brief affair.

"My Mom's A Werewolf"

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Review - Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley


Revell; 352 pages; $15.99; Amazon
Now available in bookstores from Revell (a division of Baker Publishing Group) is the crime thriller Justice Delayed, book one in the Memphis Cold Case series, by author Patricia Bradley.

I have a habit of picking out new books to read just by their cover arts alone, but this isn't the case with Justice Delayed, as I don't think the cover art is very good for it. To me, it looks very bland. The only reason I signed up to review the novel is because I had read a couple other titles by the author in the past.

The novel centers around Andi Hollister, a crime reporter who's sister was murdered eighteen years ago. After a letter surface with evidences that suggests the murderer might be innocent, Andi teams up with Will Kincaide, a detective at the Memphis Cold Case Unit, to seek out the truth.

With the accused murderer's execution date looming just around the corner, Andi and Will race against time to unravel the mystery and track down the real killer.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Book Blogger Hop: February 17th - 23rd




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Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

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Can you read and watch TV or listen to the radio at the same time?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 

 Yes, I can multitask by reading and watching television at the same time; though I would rather turn off the TV, so I can have peace and quite while I'm reading.



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Q&A with Brenna Zinn, author of Unmasked Secrets




Available today is the romance novel Unmasked Secrets, book two in the Strip Club for Women series, by author Brenna Zinn.





The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel. 




When did you become interested in storytelling?

I started as a child telling stories to my younger sister. I remember staying up late at night with her, weaving tales of princesses and fairies. Then, as I matured, my stories evolved to include other subjects. I worked as a training manager in a corporation for twenty years, and often created stories (situational scenarios) to include in part of my classes. In my thirties, I had a hysterectomy and was homebound for six weeks. To help pass the time, I started writing my first novel. I haven’t stopped writing since.

What was your first book/story published?

My first story published was a short story for True Romance Magazine called The Princess Dress. Turns out, the stories in the magazine aren’t exactly true. LOL. But I was so ticked seeing my story in print. I ended up writing several stories for the magazine before contracting with a publishing house.

What inspired you to write Unmasked Secrets?

Fifty Shades of Grey. I have friends who are deep into the BDSM lifestyle (I am not.) When Fifty Shades came out, I overheard many conversations about how the book wasn’t quite accurate. As someone who isn’t in the lifestyle, I wondered what it would be like for two characters who also know little about the lifestyle to dip a toe into that world. One character, my hero, would be a stripper whose stage name is The Dom. My heroine would read erotic books and trying a little BDSM might be something she really wants to do. But I also wanted to educate the readers, just a bit, on what the lifestyle is about. I had several of my friends give me guidance regarding that education. In the end, I think the lack of knowledge/experience of my hero/heroine and the education they receive, made Unmasked Secrets a fun, great read.

What character in Unmasked Secrets is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Hannah Armstrong is the most like me. She’s a high school principal (something I actually went to college and got a Master’s degree to do), and she’s a bit of a type-A personality. She’s organized, proficient, smart and determined – all traits that I identify with, though I’m not as organized as I used to be.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Review - Seeking Mr. Wrong by Natalie Charles


Pocket Star EBooks; 365 pages; $1.99; Buy Link
Now available from Pocket Star EBooks is the erotic-romantic-comedy Seeking Mr. Wrong by Natalie Charles, which is out just in time for Valentine's Day.

The novel centers on a kindergarten teacher named Lettie Osbourne, who is also the author of a series of children books featuring a character called Sweet Pea. Life hasn't been easy for her ever since her now ex-fiance called off their wedding during the summer; though the breakup wasn't at all her fault, as it turns out her ex is actually gay.

Starting a new school year should be exciting for Lettie, but thanks to a scandal from the former vice principal, the school's funds are on a tight leash by the school board; putting pressure on all the teachers.

Then out of nowhere, she receives notice from her editor that the publishing house has been purchased by another publishing company, which basically means they are dropping the Sweet Pea books. The twist is Lettie is still under contract for one more novel and she must write a novella under the publisher's only genre - erotica.

Yep, erotica! With virtually no love life, there's no possible way Lettie can write a erotic novel. Well, that is until the new vice principal, Eric Clayman, enters her life and helps Lettie to unleash her naughty side.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Q&A with DK Davis, author of Secret: In Wolf Lake


Now available from Books We Love Ltd. is the young adult fantasy Secret: In Wolf Lake, book one in the Secret Series, by author D K Davis.



The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.



When did you become interested in storytelling?

I was probably in the 5th grade, but got serious about learning the craft in 2004.

What was your first book/story published?

Secret: In Wolf Lake is my first book published under this pseudonym.

What inspired you to write Secret: In Wolf Lake?

My grandchildren. I wanted to write stories for them and share the adventure.

What character in Secret: In Wolf Lake is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Samantha (a.k.a. Sam) is most like me in that she is a tom-boy and enjoys fishing because that’s what she did with her father. My father taught me the love of fishing, and me being the oldest of four daughters, got to fish with him the most. Like Sam, I also didn’t like attention from others, pretty much keeping to myself after a certain age – definitely not into trends or fashion statements – no girly-girl stuff.

What is your favorite part in Secret: In Wolf Lake?

Audiobook Review: Junie B. Jones: First Ever Musical Edition!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Random House Audio; 1.5 hours; $20.00; Amazon
Wow! I had no idea that the Junie B. Jones series by the late author Barbara Park will celebrate it's 25th anniversary this year. I was a bit too old to read the book series during the 90s; though I have become a June B. Jones fan as an adult. Over the years, I have bought a few of the titles at thrift stores. The books are a delight to read.

Now available to own from Penguin Random House Publishing is the two-disc audio book Junie B. Jones: First Ever Musical Edition!, featuring the audio book First Grader (at last!) and songs from the Junie B. Jones, The Musical.

The audio version of the book "Junie B Jones, First Grader (at Last)" is on the 1st CD. The story centers on Junie B. Jone's first days of first grade, where she finds out things have changed a lot since kindergarten. To make matters worse for her, she has a difficult time reading the blackboards, which means only thing - June B. Jones needs glasses.

The 2nd disc features all the songs from the Junie B. Jones, The Musical with lyrics by Marcy Heisler. The musical is adapted from the books Junie B. Jones, First Grader; Junie B. Jones, Boss of Lunch; Junie B. Jones; One-Man Band; and Top Secret, Personal Beeswax: A Journal by Junie B. (and Me!) by Barbara Park.

Tracks/Songs on the disc are:
Introduction
Top-Secret, Personal Beeswax
Lucille, Camille, Chenille
You Can Be My Friend
Time to Make a Drawing
You Need Glasses
Show and Tell
Now I See
Lunch Box
Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks
Kickball Tournament
Sheldon Pott's Halftime Show
When Life Gives You Lemons
Kickball Tournament (Reprise)
When Life Gives You Lemons (Reprise)
Writing Down the Story of My Life

The Dos & Don'ts of Termites in Your Home





What you need to know about termite problems
 
Probably the most important thing to know about termites is that they can cause a lot of damage to property. It takes a while for this damage to be caused but it does happen. If you want to limit the amount of damage that is done you need to protect your property against infestation by having regular inspections carried out. If an infestation does occur you need to make sure it's dealt with as soon as possible.

We are going to look at some of the signs which indicate the presence of termites. We are also going to take a look at why termite inspections are so important and why you should call the experts as soon as you suspect you have a problem with termites.

How can you tell if there are termites on your property?

It's now always easy to tell if there are termites around. The first time you realise there is an issue could be when the wooden structures in your home begin to sag. This is because termites gnaw on wood from the inside out; so they can eat away all the insides of the wood in your home without you realising it. However, if you look carefully there may be some signs of termites you can spot.

  • Termite tubes which are thin tubes that appear clay-like. Termites can travel down them or store food in them.
  • Termite droppings which look a little like pepper.
  • The sound of soldier termites tapping their heads to tell other termites to follow.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

DVD Review - Vice Principals: The Complete First Season



TV-MA; 269 minutes; $19.98; Amazon
Now available on DVD from HBO Home Entertainment is the dark-comedy Vice Principals, featuring all 9 episodes on a 2-disc set. Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill (co-creators of HBO's Eastbound & Down), the series stars Danny McBride, Walter Goggins (Justified), Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Georgia King, Sheaun McKinney, Busy Philipps, and Shea Whigham.

The series is set around the North Jackson High School, where the current principal (played by Bill Murray) is retiring. The two vice principals, Neil Gamby (played by Danny McBride) and Lee Russell (played Walton Goggins), are both wanting the job as his replacement. Unfortunately, it's not up to the principal to decide who will replace him. Instead, the school board hires college professor Dr. Belinda Brown (played by Kimberly Herbert Gregory) as the principal.

While Gamby and Russell have always been enemies, the two vice principals make an alliance to take down Dr. Belinda Brown, so one of them can become principal.

Throughout the nine episodes, the series focuses mostly on Gamby as he tries to get the new English teacher, Amanda Snodgrass (played by Georgia King), to like him. When he's not at the school, he's butting into his daughter's life (played by Maya G. Love), as he tries to outshine her stepfather, Ray (played by Shea Whigham). The rest of the time Gamby is helping Russell with some to scheme to get rid of the new principal, normally ending with hysterical results.


Exclusive Bonus Features includes:

Friday, 10 February 2017

Book Blogger Hop: February 10th - 16th




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Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

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1. Post on your blog answering this question:

  This week's question is submitted by Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte)!

What is your favorite Valentine's Day read?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 

 I can't think of any romance novels set around Valentine's Day. However, I did like reading the thriller Valentine by Tom Savage. The book was adapted into a horror flick in 2001, but the movie barely resembled the source material. I prefer to read the book over watching the movie.



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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

DVD Review - Dead West


RLJ Entertainment;114 minutes; $27.97; Amazon

Arriving today on DVD from RLJ Entertainment is the crime-thriller Dead West. Edited, written and directed by Jeff Ferrell, the film stars Brian Sutherland, Megan Karimi-Nasar, and Jeffery Arrington.

The film centers on a charming outlaw (played by Brian Sutherland) traveling the back roads of Texas searching for his true love. Each time he believes that he has one the right one, he always finds some sort of flaw; disappointed, he ends up killing the woman with a pocket knife.

Unfortunately for the "ladykiller," one of his first victim's brother, Tony (played by Jeffery Arrington), is on the hunt for him, and will do anything it takes to get revenge!



Special Features includes:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Jeff Ferrell, Actor Brian Sutherland and Composer Semh Tareen
  • The Making of Dead West

DVD Review - Power Rangers Dino Charge: The Complete Season


Not Rated; 8 hours; $19.98; Amazon

Arriving on DVD today from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is Saban's Power Rangers Dino Charge: The Complete Season, featuring all 20 episodes and 2 holiday specials on a five-disc set. There are no special features or extras.

Power Rangers Dino Charge is the twenty-second season of the popular franchise. The season originally debuted on Nickelodeon in February 2016; introducing a new group of Power Rangers - Tyler Navarro, the Red Ranger (played by Brennan Mejia), Chase Randall, the Black Ranger (played by James Davies), Shelby Watkins, the Pink Ranger (played by Camille Hyde), Koda, the Blue Ranger (played by Yoshi Sudarso), and Riley Griffin, the Green Ranger (played by Michael Taber).

Together, along with their mentors, archaeologist Kendall Morgan (played by Claire Blackwelde) and the alien "Keeper" (voiced by Richard Simpson), the Power Ranger must battle the evil Sledge, an intergalactic bounty hunter, and his army of minions and monsters. They must find a way to retrieve all the Energems that were scattered across Earth 65,000,000 years ago, before Sledge gets his hands on them.

In the latter half of the season, two more Rangers were introduced - Sir Ivan of Zandar, the Gold Ranger (played by Davi Santo), and Prince Philip III, the Graphite Ranger (played by Jarred Blakiston) to the team. Later, Kendall bonds with the purple Energem and becomes the Purple Ranger.

The episodes on the 5-disc set are:

Unleashed: Vol. 1
Powers From The Past
Past, Present, and Fusion
A Fool's Hour
Return of the Caveman


Resurgence: Vol. 2
Breaking Black
The Tooth Hurts
Let Sleeping Zords Lie
Double Ranger, Double Danger


Q&A with Sarah Mathilde Callaway, author of The Tulip Garden





What inspired you to write a love story?

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always dreamt of writing love stories. That was my only possible destiny. But never would I have dared imagine that I would spend so much of my time so close to the place where the most famous love story of all time unfolded. Every morning, at dawn, I walk by the gate and look at the bronze statue of Juliet, then gaze at her balcony, thinking that love really has no limits.

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day in Verona? What traditions are there surrounding Valentine's Day that are specific to Italy?

The atmosphere in Verona during San Valentino is absolutely unique. Verona is among the most visited European cities during the days of the “Verona in Love” festival, when it truly breathes happiness. It’s amazing to see all the people in love, smiling, it’s something that stays with you for a lifetime.

What advice do you give to someone looking for love this Valentine's Day?

I’d tell them what I’ve told myself throughout my whole life. Love can bring you many shadows, and lead you to very dark places, but you have to keep on shining. This is why I enjoy dressing in bright clothes so I can shine!

What sort of response have you had to your book from the Italian readers?

I don’t really worry that much about what my readers think of my novels. Of course, it’s very gratifying when they write to me to say that they spent the whole night reading my novel, unable to put it down. However, I feel my destiny is not to sit around waiting for people to judge my writing, but to keep building something greater instead.

Why do you think your book would make a romantic and thoughtful gift for your loved one this Valentine's Day?

This will actually become a reality on Valentine’s Day in Italy since the “Verona in Love” Festival will be gifting novels by Sarah Mathilde Callaway to some of its thousands of international visitors. The English version of The Tulip Garden will be released in paperback on that day, so it will be the perfect gift: like a delicate flower, but passionate, thoughtful and bright, like the book’s cover. The day the English translator received my novel, she also got a bouquet of tulips as a present from a friend. Her friend knew nothing about my book so my translator saw this as destiny.

What's the formula for a successful romantic novel?

Monday, 6 February 2017

Giveaway: Vice Principals: The Complete First Season DVD




Arriving on Blu-ray™ & DVD Featuring Digital Download Copy tomorrow from HBO Home Entertainment is Vice Principals: The Complete First Season.


Created by Danny R. McBride and Jody Hill (creators of HBO®’s Eastbound & Down®, along with Ben Best), this acclaimed new HBO comedy series tells the story of North Jackson High School and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Walton Goggins star as the school administrators, who are in an epic power struggle to become school principal. Heralded by Rolling Stone as “the summer’s best new comedy."

Exclusive Bonus Features on the DVD includes:

Deleted Scenes
Blooper Scenes
9 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
(including Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Walton Goggins and more!)




Giveaway Details:

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Music Review & Giveaway: Kari Jobe's THE GARDEN


Sparrow Records; 75 minutes; Buy Links: iTunes; Spotify;
Now available to purchase today on CD, streaming, and MP3 from Sparrow Records (CMG Label Group) is the 4th album from the contemporary Christian singer Kari Jobe, titled "THE GARDEN."

Kari has sold over 1 million albums and has over  173 million career streams. Additionally, she is the most-followed female CCM artist on social media with over 3.5 million followers. Her previous album in 2014, the critically-acclaimed live recording Majestic, won a GMA Dove Award for Praise and Worship Album of the Year.

The 14 inspirational songs on "THE GARDEN" were written over a transitional period. During this time Kari married Cody Carnes and moved from her hometown of Dallas, Texas to Nashville. She gave birth to their first child, Canyon Carnes, last February. Kari's sister, Kris, was also pregnant at the time, but sadly gave birth to a stillborn daughter, James Ivy.

Through pain and heartache, Kari managed to write new songs for "The Garden," which happens to be first track for the album.

The songs on the album are:

The Garden
Let Your Glory Fall
Heal Our Land
Lover Of My Soul
Speak To Me
Fall Afresh
I Will Sing
Miracles
Closer To your Heart (featuring Cody Carnes)
Oh The Power
The Case of Christ
Here  As In Heaven (featuring Cody Carnes)
Come Alive
On The Throne



Top 5 Best Book Covers: February 2017




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The meme's rules are simple:

  • Grab the Top 5 Best Book Covers button!
  • Post your 5 favorite books covers that are being released in the current month!
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  • Visit other blogs and comment on their 5 picks


The Turn
The Hollow Begins With Death
by Kim Harrison
Pub. Date: February 7, 2017


Description: Can science save us when all else fails?

Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.

Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved, and Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.


Billy's Thoughts: I thought the Hollow series has ended, but I guess I was wrong. The cover art for the new book looks great.

 
Death of a Ghost
by M.C. Beaton
Pub. Date: February 21, 2017

Description: When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all.

There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall. Waiting for help to arrive, Hamish and Charlie leave the castle just for a moment—to eat bacon baps—but when they return, the body is nowhere to be seen. It's clear something strange—and deadly—is going on at the castle, and Hamish must get to the bottom of it before the "ghost" can strike again...


Billy's Thoughts: Reminds me of one of those old spooky Gothic romance paperbacks.


A Darkness Absolute
by Kelly Armstrong
Pub. Date: February 7, 2017



Friday, 3 February 2017

Book Blogger Hop: February 3rd - 9th




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Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

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  This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)!

Read or Clean? Read or Bake? Read or Make Dinner? What would be your choice?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 

 I think I might be speaking for most book lovers that "we" would rather be reading than doing household chores. However, I can always read while something's baking in the oven.



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