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Saturday, September 30

Fall Reads: Bringing Maggie Home


Waterbrook; 342 pages; $14.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour
Now available from Waterbrook is the mystery-thriller Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer. 

If you follow this blog regularly, then it shouldn't be a surprise to see me reviewing a Kim Vogel Sawyer novel. I've a big fan of her writings for years, and I was more than excited when I received advanced copy of her newest novel.

Bringing Maggie Home centers on eighty-year-old Hazel DeFord, who's haunted by an event that occurred during her childhood. When she was only ten-years-old, her three-year-old sister, Maggie, disappeared while picking blackberries. Hazel has kept her painful past from her loved ones, which has put a damper on her relationship with her daughter, Diane. However, she's close with her granddaughter, Meghan, who's a cold case agent.

Situations occur that brings all three women to live under the same roof, where Meghan is stuck as the mediator between her mother and grandmother. After learning about what happened to Maggie in 1943, Meghan use her investigative techniques to try to solve what happened to her great-aunt.


Nostalogia Review: Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady


Nickelodeon; 89 minutes; Amazon

The current Nickelodeon TMNT series is coming to the end this year. The fifth season, which is retitled as Tales of the Teenage Mutant Turtles, has been a rocky one for fans, as Nickelodeon has been airing only two or three episodes at a time before going on hiatus for several weeks. The most recent episodes have been airing on NickToons.

Now available on DVD is Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady, featuring the upcoming special "Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady," the flashback episode "Lone Rat and Cubs," and an exclusive Ice Cream Kitty music video.

"Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady" is technically three episodes (Wanted: Bebop & Rocksteady, The Foot Walks Again!, and The Big Blowout), but it's featured as 67 minute movie/special on the DVD.  The plot involves the 1987 Krang and Shredder bringing the technodrome to the Nickelodeon TMNT's dimension, where they enlist the new Bebop & Rocksteady, along with the 1987 robot foot soldiers, to help them conquer New York City by opening a portal to Dimension X. To stop the Shredder and Krang, the turtles must join forces with the 1987 teenage mutant ninja turtles.

"Lone Rat and Cubs" is a flashback episode that takes place fifteen years prior, where Master Splinter is telling the young turtles the story of how he found them as babies (back when they were first mutated) and how he survived a fight against the Kraang.

Friday, September 29

Music Review & Giveaway: Matt Redman: Glory Song


Buy the album here!

Now available from Sparrow Records (Capitol CMG Label Group) is the newest album from  English Christian singer Matt Redman, titled "Glory Song."

Matt Redman co-wrote the song "Blessed Be Your Name" which won a Dove Award in 2005 for Worship Song of the Year. He also co-wrote the Grammy Award-nominated "Our God."

He has won two Grammy Awards for the Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.

For the album "Glory Song," Matt has teamed up with several other Christian singers - Kierra Sheard, Guvna B, Madison Cunningham, and Kim Walker-Smith.



Songs on the album are:

All Glory - featuring Kierra Sheard
Gospel Song - featuring Guvna B
Greatest Hallelujah
Gracefully Broken - featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard
One Day (When We All Get To Heaven)
Redemption Ground - featuring Madison Cunningham
It Is Finished
Questions (You Are Faithful)
Still I Will Sing
Place Of Praise - featuring Kim Walker-Smith
Hope Is Marching On
Simple Pursuit / Glory Song
Your Ways



Book Blogger Hop: September 29th - October 5th




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  This week's question is submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books!

Have you ever slept with a favorite, beloved book under your pillow, or cradled in your arms?

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:

No, none that I recall. I very seldom read in bed, but when I do, I normally read the entire book before going to sleep.


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Release Day Blitz: Stella Maris by Marita A. Hansen



Stella Maris
The Legendary Rosaries
Book One
by Marita A. Hansen

Genre: YA Fantasy, PNR.

Date of Publication: September 29, 2017.

ISBN: 9781548606749
ASIN: B073R5DB6J

Number of pages: 320 pdf
Word Count: 117342

Cover Artist: We Got You Covered Book Design.







What's the book about?

At her first Confirmation lesson, Catherine Lovich is given a beautiful rosary known as the Stella Maris. Unaware of the danger attached to it, she accepts the gift, soon discovering that each bead on the rosary holds a unique power, powers that only Merges can use. Descended from angels and demons, Merges have the innate ability to manipulate the elements as well as bring the past to the present through dreams.

After meeting Christopher Laboure on her first day back at Agnaru High, Catherine learns that the arrogant but heavenly-looking boy is a Merge—like herself. But unlike Catherine, Christopher is a Seraph, a Merge who controls the fire beads.

When a heated kiss goes wrong, Christopher finds out that Catherine is wearing the Stella Maris—the water rosary his grandfather wants to destroy.

Along with its owner.

STELLA MARIS will transport you into a realm where nothing is what it seems and everything holds hidden danger.



Where can you purchase the book?




Here's a Sneak Peek!

Interview with LaVerne Thompson



Being released on October 17th is the science fiction romance antholoy Other Worlds, featuring stories by Allyson Lindt, Award-Winning author A.D. Trosper, Cheri Schmidt with Tristan Hunt, Akaria Gale with Award-Winning author R. A. Steffan, Jennifer Rose McMahon, Award-Winning author Amy L Gale, Shawnee Small with K. R. Fajardo, Award-Winning author Lea Kirk, Mychal Daniels with Laura Hysell, Shawna Romkey with Elizabeth Ryder, E.A. Weston, Award-Winning author Lindsay Avalon, LaVerne Thompson with Starla Night, and Jayne Fury with Isadora Brow.

Author LaVerne Thompson has taken a few minutes to answer a short Q&A.


When did you become interested in storytelling? 

I’ve been creating stories from my imagination for as long as I can remember. As a child, I’d make up a story about the sky.

What was your first book/story published? What inspired you to write Zeus- Lost Gods
 
Promises was the first book I ever published. I’d begun writing it in a creative writing class in college and a million years later finished it and it was my first book published. It’s a story loosely based on my cousin who married someone she’d known all her life. 

What character in Zeus- Lost Gods is the most/least like you, and in what ways? 

Dragon’s Heart Story of the Brethren, Maya only in that I would have totally embraced the idea of being a dragon shifter. Lol I do after all wear a tattoo of a dragon on my back. 'Can you hear my dragon roar?' 

What is your favorite part in Zeus- Lost Gods? 

Zeus-Lost Gods. ***spoiler***When Kassia dies and Ze has to remember who he once was to save her.   

What was the hardest part to write? 

Wednesday, September 27

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season Digital HD Giveaway



Being released on Digital HD from HBO Home Entertainment on September 26th is Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season. The season will also be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 12th.

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the seventh season of this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy features returning series regulars Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).

Season Seven centers on  Daenerys Targaryen finally setting sail for Westeros with her armies, dragons and new Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister. Jon Snow has been named King in the North after defeating Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and returning Winterfell to House Stark. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister has seized the Iron Throne by incinerating the High Sparrow, his followers and her rivals in the Sept of Baelor. But as old alliances fracture and new ones emerge, an army of dead men marches on the Wall, threatening to end the game of thrones forever. 



Digital Download Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
  • Creating the North and Beyond- Behind-the-scenes featurette delving into the massive undertaking of creating and filming the battle in Episode 6 of Season 7.

Blu-ray™ & DVD Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
  • Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms- From the Game of Thrones realm comes the never-before-seen story of the tumultuous events that shaped the world of Westeros for thousands of years before the series start. Cast members Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Conleth Hill (Varys), Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) team up to narrate the animated telling of Aegon Targaryen’s attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill.
  • From Imagination to Reality: Inside the Art Department- Extensive two-part featurette detailing the astonishing work of Production Designer Deborah Riley and her Art Department, dissecting the process behind the creation of this season’s incredible new sets, including Dragonstone, Casterly Rock, Highgarden, the Dragonpit, and more.
  • Fire & Steel: Creating the Invasion of Westeros- Revisit this season’s most pivotal moments with this behind-the-scenes featurette, including interviews with key cast and crew breaking down how fans’ favorite moments were created.
  • Audio Commentaries- Commentaries on every episode with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Jacob Anderson, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, and more. 

Blu-ray™ Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
  • Histories and Lore- 7 new animated pieces that give the history and background of notable season 7 locations and storylines including The Dragonpit, Highgarden, Prophecies of the Known World, the Rains of Castamere and more all narrated by cast members including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen and more.
  • In-Episode Guides- In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters and locations.







Giveaway Details

Release Day Blitz: The Divine Heart by Danielle R. Mani





The Divine Heart
by Danielle R. Mani

Genre: YA Paranormal

Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing

Date of Publication: September 27, 2017

Number of pages: 180
Word Count: 58,000

Tagline: Elle spent her life waiting for someone else to die…





What's the book about?

Seventeen-year-old Elle Collins spent most her life waiting for someone else to die…

When a heart donor is found, Elle awakes from surgery gifted with more than just a new heart—clairaudient messages and spiritual apparitions haunt her until she is convinced that she must be insane. Either that, or her donor is sending a message.

Desperate for answers the medical community can’t provide, Elle’s divination leads her to the family of her donor—a young girl named, Cas. With the help of her best friend, Rob—the guy who’s a testament that her new heart is capable of love, Elle must make sense of the clues Cas is sending.

As pieces of Cas’s life and death emerge, Elle will discover that she and Cas share more than just a heart.


Where can you purchase the book?

Fall Reads: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton


Waterbrook; 392 pages; $15.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour
Now available from Waterbrook, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, is the historical-drama Many Sparrows by Lori Benton.

Set in 1774, the novel centers on Phillip Inglesby, his pregnant wife, Clare, and their four-year-old, son, Jacob, who are traveling from the Ohio-Kentucky frontier to the west. After an accident occurs, Phillip is forced to leave his family behind in the covered wagon, while he journeys back to Redstone Fort for help.

Meanwhile, shortly after Phillip leaves, Jacob is kidanpped by the Shawnee Indians during the night. Now all alone, Clare goes into labor and somehow she must find a way to save her son before giving birth to her second child.


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Haunted Halloween Spooktacular: Once Upon A Time By Laura C. Cantu






Betwixters: Once Upon A Time
Betwixters Book One
by Laura C. Cantu

Genre: Middle-grade fantasy

Publisher: Winterwolfpress.com

Pub. Date: July 1, 2017

ISBN: 978-0-9885851-9-5
ASIN: B071F5M61D

Pages: 288
Word Count: 85,189

Cover Artist: Laura C. Cantu

Tagline: When you believe, magic awakens.




What's the book about?


A mysterious forest near the cozy town of Herogate, England is more than what it seems. The gnarled trees appear to breathe, gloomy storms follow you around, and prowling shadows come to life before your very eyes. Referred to as The Dark Wood by the townsfolk, the forest is guarded by a strange old man and creatures not of this world. Even the locals never set foot in the bewitched woodlands, and trespassers have a way of turning up dead.

When Noah Walters moves to town with his parents, his father—a contractor working on a top secret project for a private security firm—makes Noah promise to never enter those woods; but he doesn’t know that Fate has other plans.

Noah and his new best friends, Ethan and Skye, are chased into The Dark Wood by Grucker, a schoolyard bully, and their lives are changed forever. They are forced into the heart of the forest, where they discover a lost fairy who needs their help to find her way back home before it's too late.

Join Noah and his friends on a magical adventure as they race against time and plunge headfirst into the unknown. They are challenged with secrets to keep, a dangerous mission to accomplish, and a test of courage that will bring them face-to-face with magical creatures they thought only existed in fairy tales.

This is more than a tale of discovery, mystery, and excitement; it’s an epic adventure that will usher you into a world where magic is in the air, in the trees, and in every heart.


Where can you purchase the book?


Meeting a Monster -A True Story

When I was younger, a group of newly acquired friends and I tried to think of something eerie to do on Halloween night. Little did we know, that we would see something truly terrifying that would change our lives forever.
Like many teenagers, we decided that visiting a cemetery was just about the perfect way to give ourselves a good scare. I had just moved to town, and my new friends insisted that there was a glowing tombstone in an old, run down graveyard off a gravel road about thirty miles outside of town. So, we piled in a small, two-door car and drove, excited about the prospects of having some good ghost stories to tell on the way.
The road we were driving on was a narrow, two-lane service road with lots of potholes, hills, and curves. The locals had spread rumors that “devil-worshipers” often held ceremonies along that road, and one of the girls, who was sitting in the back seat, seemed to be enjoying herself as she recounted the spooky stories. She spoke of how the Satanists skinned animals alive, and how there were strange sightings in the area. Her last story was about the glowing gravestone; she claimed it was cursed.
We drove farther and farther from town, well over thirty miles, and I fidgeted in my seat. I was beginning to have second thoughts about going so far out into the night, especially since I hadn’t let my mother know where I was going. Back then, we didn’t have mobile phones. If something unexpected or dreadful happened, there would’ve been no one around to help, and my mother wouldn’t have even known where to look.
I shook my head, trying to shake off my growing apprehension as silence suddenly fell over the car like a soft, suffocating blanket. I cleared my throat to speak up but thought better of it. I didn’t want to be the one who chickened out and insist on turning back.
The car’s headlights pierced the darkness of the night and bugs thumped into the windshield as we continued to drive along. That’s when it happened.
The car came to a screeching halt.

Interview and Giveaway with Robin Ray


Now available on Amazon is the mystery novel Murder in Rock & Roll Heaven by Robin Ray.

No one ever "re-dies" in Heaven; unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to singer Amy Winehouse. Her death, an unprecedented event in Heaven's history, has thrown a once docile world into unfortunate chaos. Because of the new uneasy alliance between angels and citizens, a freshly-arrived detective in the rock & roll town has been tasked with investigating the prime suspects, the members of the 27 Club - Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. To make matters worse, a powerful angel from one of the upper levels of Heaven will soon arrive to make her ten-year inspection, a task that fills the other angels with dread since she has the power to banish anyone of them to the underworld. So, with time running out, the PI and his newly acquired sidekick, both aided by rock legends such as Eddie Cochran, Mama Cass, Kurt Cobain, Karen Carpenter and others, must quickly uncover the mystery that threatens not only to close Heaven’s doors forever, but promises to send a ripple effect through the entire universe that can rip it apart.

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



When did you become interested in storytelling?

When I was in high school I wrote a few short stories and a musical. I also wrote fiction whenever I had the chance in college. When real life stepped in, I had to put my writing aspirations to the side. I’ve only since picked up writing again about four years ago, using my pen to script screenplays, short stories, poems, novellas, novels and one book of non-fiction.

What was your first book/story published?

My first published book was “Wetland & Other Stories” through All Things That Matter Press. I’d self-published three books while I was in college, but those are impossible to find now.

What inspired you to write “Murder in Rock & Roll Heaven”?

I knew I wanted to write a mystery, but the thing was, what could I bring to the table that hadn’t been seen before? I’d originally wanted to write a book of interviews I’d conducted with dead geniuses, but when I say a book like that had been published, I figured I could still integrate my interview idea into a murder mystery. Once I had the “who, what, when, where, why and how” of the story worked out, it was just a matter of filling in all those blanks. Some stories write themselves once a set up has been established; “Murder” was one of them. Because the setting was Heaven, certain characters and elements came built in, such as angels and demons. As a mystery, it’s a fairly standard “whodunit’” in that I utilize a detective and his partner who look for clues. Outside of that, because of the nature of the setting (the afterlife and deceased rock stars), it gets pretty wild.

What character in “Murder in Rock & Roll Heaven” is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

The detective, Gregory Angelicus, has some of my personality. He takes his work seriously even though he can clown around sometimes. Also, he’s very questioning and takes nothing for granted. His curiosity also seems boundless. I’m like that, too.

What is your favorite part in “Murder in Rock & Roll Heaven”?

Tuesday, September 26

Release Day Blitz: Angels and Vixens by Kim Petersen




Angels and Vixens
Millie’s Angel Book 2
by Kim Petersen

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban fantasy

Publisher: Whispering Ink Press

Date of Publication: 09/26/2017

ISBN: 978-0-6481595-0-6

Word Count: 58,000

Cover Artist: Chris at Kudi-Design







What's the book about?           



Her love has no limits. His vengeance knows no bounds.

With her brother Ace dangerously lurking in her dreams, Millie finds herself captive in a delicately woven love-triangle between past desires and her faithful fiancé. When she finally decides to follow the path which beckons her heart, Ace and his black witch lover sweep into town; leaving a poisonous trail of death and vengeance in their wake.

Millie’s life blackens as her brother’s vendetta becomes her reality and she is drawn into a savage game where the stakes are higher than she could have ever imagined. Can she save her brother from the evil that clutches his heart before he is lost to her forever?  And will the men in her life learn to accept her truths?




Where can you purchase the book?

Kendra Spark Sparkles ~ Interview with Story-star of Unorthodox



S. Peters-Davis here, author of Unorthodox, A Kendra Spark Novel. 😀 Hello, Billy, and to everyone visiting “Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.” Thanks so much for hosting us today; we deeply appreciate your support.

I thought of a few new interview questions for Kendra Spark, the main story-star of Unorthodox, and thank you for the opportunity you’ve given me to share them; )

SPD – Settle in, Kendra, this should be painless. *giggles* Tell us about your relationship with Jenna Powers.

Kendra – Jenna and I grew up together; she lived on the same block, just around the corner from my childhood home. Even though she was a year older than I, we spent most of our time together, like sisters.

She was my go-to person when things got rough for me with bullies, and believe me, the number of those seemed to grow every school year. My ability to see and communicate with ghosts was something scoffed at by most people. It took me a while before I realized that gemstone of wisdom. Even though I seldom shared anything about spirits with Jenna (because she was horrified to know they existed), she always protected and supported me whenever I became a target.

SPD – So, you and Jenna ended up at the same college, and you roomed together. How did that work out?

Kendra – At the time we attended college, I thought everything was great between us. Then she left for out east to pursue a career with the FBI. During the time she and I worked together in D.C., I found out why she’d really left college and why it took her three years to contact me. It turned into a big shocker, one I’m still wrapping my brain around, and it’s all explained in our story.

SPD – Tell us about Derek Knight. I’ve heard he’s one hunk of a dreamboat.

Kendra – Yep, you heard right. Derek’s buff physic screams superhero, but his heart whispers of a deeper side to him. He portrays an honorable fairness and holds truth as the strength of his convictions. *her eyes stare out as a smile spreads across her lips*

SPD – Sounds like you think highly of him…is there a relationship between you two? *I wiggle my brows*

Kendra – At this point, *she sighs* it feels like a giant impossibility, I live in Michigan and he resides outside of D.C. He’s always facing dangerous situations…and, well…I’m not. Sort of like salt and sugar…oil and water…lava and ice, we’re really nothing alike. *she sighs again* Yea, very different lifestyles.

SPD – What do you foresee in the near future?

Kendra – I’m in for another case, working as an FBI consultant. There are some supernatural entities that require stabilizing. Plus, I have another series to crank out for my new publisher; ) Grandma Ellie told me, ‘everything will shake out as it should,’ so I’m holding to that. *she nods and smiles*

SPD – Well, that’s a wrap. Billy, thank you again for having us here today; your place is amazing: )

Hope you all enjoy Kendra’s story…and her exceptional ability. 😀


Buy Link: Amazon


Sunday, September 24

Marvel's Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

Marvel/ABC Studios; 667 minutes; TV-MA; Amazon
Despite the little fact that I have reviewed a few comic books and graphic novels on here over the years, I don't really follow the comic book world. I've never even heard of the Marvel character Jessica Jones until the live-action web series was released to NETFLIX.

Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season arrived on Blu-ray (as well as DVD) last month, featuring all 13 episodes. Similar to the Daredevil Blu-ray releases, there are no special features or extras on the four-disc set.

Based on the character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, the series centers on a private detective named Jessica Jones (played by Krysten Ritter), who happens to have superhuman strength and has the ability to fly (well, sorta). She spends her day running her Alias Investigations business out of her apartment.

After learning about a young woman named Hope (played by Erin Moriarty) who murdered her parents, Jessica begins to believe that her old nemesis Kilgrave (played by David Tennant) has returned, the man who almost destroyed her life. Kilgrave has the ability to control anyone's mind, which is how he had previously met Jessica.

With the help of her adopted sister Trish (played by Rachael Taylor), her neighbor Malcolm (played by Eka Darville), and a bartender named Luke Cage (played by Mike Colter), Jessica plans on putting a stop to Kilgrave's reign of terror.

Episode titles includes:

AKA Ladies Night
AKA Crush Syndrome
AKA It's Called Whiskey
AKA 99 Friends
AKA The Sandwich Saved Me
AKA You're A Winner!
AKA Top Shelf Perverts
AKA WWJD?
AKA Sin Bin
AKA 1,000 Cuts
AKA I've Got The Blues
AKA Take A Bloody Number
AKA Smile

Saturday, September 23

Product Review: Dacian CrossFit Leather Gloves


Early during the week, I received a neat pair of CrossFit Leather Gloves in the mail to test out and review.

What exactly are CrossFit gloves?

CrossFit gloves cover the palm-side of your hands, protecting them from being scuffed up or injured when you're doing a Cross-Fit-style workout.

The CrossFit Leather Gloves that were sent to me are made by Dacian. The pair of gloves retails for $42.97, but are currently priced at $15.97 at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073D3MK48/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B073D3MK48&linkCode=as2&tag=dacian-20&linkId=96b3a7956c8d0e445fd4893d4fa86487


The gloves are made from thin top genunine leather and high-quality, anti-sweat neoprene. It's wear resistant and has an anti-skid function. It also features Velcro wrist wraps, which will keep the gloves secure during your workouts.

While the gloves are made for CrossFit workouts, they can also be used for gymnastics, weightlifting, and other exercises.

Friday, September 22

Book Blogger Hop: September 22nd - 28th




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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 Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte!

In regards of Banned Books Week (www.bannedbooksweek.org/), what are your favourite books that has been banned or challenged?

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:

Judy Blume books, Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews, and the Fear Street series by R.L. Stine.


Linky List:

Interview and Giveaway with H.L. Cherryholmes


Now available to purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble is the paranormal novel The Reminisce by H.L. Cherryholmes.



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



When did you become interested in storytelling?

As a young boy I was taken care of by my paternal grandmother and she would tell me about her past. She never just remembered. She would turn whatever it was she was telling me about into a story. Not having much of a past of my own, I began to make up stories to tell her and she would ask questions to help me fill in the blanks. That’s when I discovered how fun and fulfilling it was to be a storyteller.

What was your first book/story published?

Because I started out as a playwright, my first story published was actually a play called, And Jill Came Tumbling After.

What inspired you to write The Reminisce?

Talking to a doctor once at a party. She specialized in Alzheimer’s and we had a very interesting chat about accessing memories. I became fascinated with the (simplistic, because there’s so much more to it) idea that the disease moves backwards, taking away the most current memories until there’s nothing left to recall.

What character in The Reminisce is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

That would have to be Araceli, the girlfriend of the main character’s sister. She curious and is always willing to explore the unusual, even if she doesn’t quite understand or believe in it.

What is your favorite part in The Reminisce?

Interview with Joe M. Solomon


Being publishled on October 3rd from NES Publishing, LLC is the supernatural-horror novel The Darkness: Giger, Texas by Joe M. Solomon. The book can be preorderd on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.


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



When did you become interested in storytelling?

When I was five or six and used to buy comic books, I never read the books. I would pick and choose images from the comics, cut them out, and create my own story. I actually didn’t come to know the story of Batman until I saw the movie Batman that starred Michael Keaton.

What was your first book/story published?

The Darkness: Giger, Texas is my first published book.

What inspired you to write The Darkness: Giger, Texas?

One night when I was about to go to bed, I turned off the lights in the den and headed for the bedroom. Once there, I realized I had left something behind. So I went back to the den and turned on the lights. Something black—like a shadow—swept by in front of my face, startling me. I assumed it was just one of those weird visual things that can happen when you abruptly shift from shadows to bright light. But the notion of the darkness coming to life when we go to bed popped into my head and wouldn’t leave.

What character in The Darkness: Giger, Texas is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Wednesday, September 20

Product Review: BeLive Fish Oil: Max Strength



Yes, this isn't the first time that I've reviewed a fish oil (Omega-3) product on here. It's one my favorite supplements to take daily.

What health benefits can you receive by taking Omega-3s?

Well, there's a long list of what Omega-3s can can do, such as lowering the risk of heart disease, depression, anxiety, dementia, and arthritis. It can help support metabolism, reduce fat in the liver, improve joint & bone health, improve sleep, and support muscle growth.

The brand that I'm reviewing today is called BeLive Fish Oil: Max Strength, which has 3750mg of Omega 3-6-9. The fish oil is sourced from the deepest and coldest water of the Norwegian Sea. It is

Once bottle has 135 softgels. The directions recommends taking 3 softgels per day. It retails for $59.99, but it currently can be purchased at www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073V8JLTH for $19.50 per bottle.

Every 3 softgels contains:

  • Fish Oil - 3 Fatty Acids - 3750mg
    • Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids - 2700mg
      • Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) - 1350mg
      •  Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) - 900mg
      • Other Omega-3 Fatty Acids - 720mg
      • Total Omega - 9 Fatty Acids - 270mg
      • Total Omega - 6 Fatty Acids - 240mg
      • Total Omega - 7 Fatty Acids - 42mg


Book Spotlight: Red Dot Shot by Kramer Elkman




Red Dot Shot
by Kramer Elkman

Genre: Memoir

Publisher: Xlibris

Pub. Date: February 12, 2016

ISBN: 9781514454787

Pages: 127
Word Count:  50,000-60,000

This is a true story that is as bizarre as it is perplexing.






What's the book about?

Things happen for a reason, or so I am told. The events described in this book actually happened. This story is real. The explanations for the bizarre happenings will probably be as confusing to you as they are to me.

Embark with me on this journey-my quest to find answers and obtain closure for the unresolved issues that occurred and stayed unresolved for five decades.

This story is much more than an incredible hunt; it goes much deeper than that.
Join me in my search for truth.




Where can you purchase the book?
 
Amazon      BN

 
 
Here's  a Sneak Peek!

Tuesday, September 19

Haunted Halloween Spooktacular: Evil's Unlikely Assassin



Evil's Unlikely Assassin
An Alexis Black Novel
Book One
by Jenn Windrow

Pub. Date: June 6, 2017

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing

ISBN: 1771279222
ASIN: B06XH9ZFD4

Pages: 290
Word Count: 80K

Cover Artist: Erica Petlit Designs

Tagline: Sometimes it takes evil to kill evil



 
What's the book about?


Vampire Alexis Black is on a mission - to rejoin the human race.

Coerced into signing an ironclad contract by an Angel-with-attitude, Alexis must hunt down and assassinate at least one vampire, werewolf, or creepy crawly every night for fifty years to become human again. Too bad the contract didn’t mention the badass vampire who now rides shotgun in her brain, insatiable bloodlust, or her new I-hate-everything-with-fangs sidekick. If she can fulfill her end of the bargain, her humanity is restored, if not she will be destroyed.

But when a revenge-seeking bloodsucker threatens her city, Alexis must risk everything to ensure there’s a humanity to return to. Since her vampire nature is her greatest weapon to defeat the monsters that threaten her friends and future, Alexis must choose to accept her inner beast or watch those she loves die.



Where can you purchse the novel?


Amazon       BN       iBooks       Kobo      MuseIt Up     Goodreads


"Evil's Unlikely Assassin is a promising urban fantasy debut that features all that's great about the genre--action, attitude, and ass-kicking." -Jaye Wells, USA Today bestselling author of The Sabina Kane and Prospero's War series


Blood and Orgasms – An Alexis Black Short Story

I needed blood and an orgasm.  Not necessarily in that order.  At least that’s what Nathan’s been telling me for weeks.  I guess even best friends can’t stand a moody bitch.
Good thing I’m a girl who likes to multi-task.
I allowed Nathan to tart me up in a black dress so low-cut, one wrong move would expose my not-very-abundant assets. We headed to a local human hot spot, and walked past a line of scantily clad woman and wanna-be Rico Sauvé’s.
Once inside, he sat me down at the bar and pointed his finger in my face.  “Alexis Black, you’re not getting off that stool until some unlucky sod agrees to take you home and shag you senseless.”
Sheesh.  “It’s not going to take all night.  We’ll be out of here before you know it.”  I waved him off. 
“Well, aim high, don’t hop on the first one that comes your way.”   He rubbed my shoulders. “Relax.  You’ll scare away all the good ones.”  He gave me a peck on my cheek and wandered off in search of his own pulsing vein.
Ten minutes.  Thirty minutes.  Fifty minutes.  Not one man approached me.  I pulled a compact out of my purse and checked my reflection. No food in my teeth. No objects in my nose.  No fangs.
My stomach rumbled at the smell of the blood pumping through the humans on the dance floor. So enticing I had to grab the bottom of my stool to keep from snatching someone for a quick bite.  Next time I shouldn’t wait to long to feed, but I liked drinking blood as much as I liked sitting in this club.