I've I'd never been given a game to review before. One of the groups I review for offered it up, so I thought: Why not? Oh, it's also based off of a real game show.
The object of the game is to win the Mystery Envelope prize by being the one to obtain ten cards. You have to answer with puns. Sounds like fun, as long as you know many, many, many puns! I don't know that many off the top of my head- they usually come to me on accident! Which is why it's good the game offered cues- almost like jokes, to bring them to mind. It was rather fun.
It's a fun game and we had a bit of a blast. Sadly, my 11-year old doesn't know many puns (though he did get many correct) but when he's a bit older, it'll be an excellent family game to add to our Game Night! I didn't know how to rank it, but I guess 4 out of 5 would be fair.
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓 of 5 specs
*The Remnant is next.
**Game provided by Blogging for Books..
As soon as I read the blurb on The Remnant, by Monte Wolverton, I knew I wanted to read it! I signed up for the book tour and dived right in. This book instantly put me in mind of Left Behind but it carries its own style and dystopian/post-apocalyptic feel. It drew me in and I was hungry, but a couple issues hung me up.
To be placed in concentration camps for carrying your faith is a huge deal, but that's what Grant had to live with. When the world fell apart, there was no great rapturing and all was left in chaos under an governmental, iron fist. When Grant and his team of escapees run, seeking sanctuary with a Christian group, going by the remnant of a piece of bible. The escapees soon find out, all Christians aren't who they say they are.
The story is powerful and saddening at the same time, and left me with the thoughts of another book to follow. I found the story to be written rather well, but there were a cluster of grammatical errors. I was able to overlook them, and they didn't hurt the story, but they were very distracting. I just wish, with a story like this one, it was cleaned up better. The other issue was overkill on backstories. I like the extra information but sometimes, enough is too much.. It was a cool story but just a little overdone.
You may enjoy this Christian, dystopian fiction. It's a fast read with barely any dry spots. On to the next read!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*Beyond: A Ghost Story is next.
**Book is from Litfuse Group tour .
This review is going to be very short. Not because it wasn't a good book, but because it was a very strange book. The Devourers , by Indra Das was emotional, strange, sexual, vicious and more.
The tale, taken from Indian folklore, gives you werewolves and magical culture, but it also talked a lot of about elimination: Like #1 & #2. It was kinda nasty and just got on my nerves. I really thought this book was going to bring Indian culture to life, but all it did was rape, and bring sex to the forefront like a savage, erotic novel. I wasn't pleased. But there was a lot of gore- which is right up my alley, so I wasn't too harsh on the rating. LOL
On to the next read!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*Punderdome is next.
**Book won through Goodreads giveaway.
What do you do when your robot, the one you created, becomes sentient? When it removes its arms or backs away from you and you don't know why- how do you respond? Could it be because it's ensuring your protection or it's own? That's what Glitch, by Hugh Howey, is about.
In the story, a team is working to make money for a company that cares for nothing but making more money. Sadly, it's also at the cost of a robot which may be becoming human- or human-like. Howey is an author I've read before, but I liked this so much more. Honestly, I think this could have become an excellent novel!
The story is on Samantha and Peter wanted to have Max, their robot entered into the Gladiator Nationals- a competition for a military contract. Max the robot, doesn't want to fight, so he removed his appendages. Were his actions to prevent competition or was there another reason? You have to read it to find out. The story is about 5k long, so it's a fast read, but you'll enjoy it.
I'm on to the next read. I am grateful for my friend who referred to this tale. Cheers!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*The Devourers next.
**eBook is from my personal library.
If your family's like my family, it's now time to Chill! The food's been eaten and our bellies are hard at work, digesting it all. But me- I'm reading and editing.
My mom and I baked a huge 26-lb. turkey, made mac & cheese bites, a bacon Caesar salad, dressing, gravy, roasted potatoes and more! It was delicious and there is so much left over. But I didn't just cook, eat and sleep. I was a busy girl.
I went back into Puddle, my first ebook short, published as an Indie author. I'm so proud of this story. I finished editing and had my mom reread it before reading again. It's going to my editor and then it'll be uploaded for not just a second edition but for physical copies as On-Demand orders through CreateSpace.com! My book will become a real life, true blue book in someone's hand!
To have Puddle in my hand will truly be a feat for me. When I decided to go Indie, I started off with an ebook short story. It was easy and I had fun with it, but I didn't have a physical copy. I was afraid, after being burned with my very first novel, then my novella. I wanted to do something different and learn a great deal, which is why I feel I'm ready for my current, WIP novel, The Malevolent Soul (NaNoWriMo novel).
I hope you stick with me and check out my up-coming goal achievement. I also hope your Thanksgiving was filled with family blessings and really, really tasty! See you tomorrow and have a fantastic evening!
Whenever I get my hands on a romance title, I worry that it's going to be the same ol' thing. Girl meets boy- acts shy. Boy meets girl, acts like he doesn't care. Both deny feelings and become annoying before a happy ending. That wasn't the case with this one. Well, maybe it was... a little- but it was good!
Trust My Heart, by Carol J. Post is about Jami Carlisle, returning home from college and ready to step into a full-fledged commitment with her long-time beau, Robert. The problem is, there are no sparks, no fireworks and no true love. Yeah, sure he's her best friend, but why can't she feel what she thinks she's supposed to feel with him? When she begins working for the local paper, and is given an opportunity to interview the sole beneficiary of the McAllister estate, she can't let it get away!
Grant McAllister's got a fractured heart. Unwanted by the woman (his grandmother) who left him anything, the last thing he expected was to have everything bequeathed to him. He's survived a busted marriage and is so not interested in a relationship. He's a polite but rigid and yet Jami comes into his life and things begin to change. . Somehow Jami is able to discover things about his family he never knew. She may also help him change his outlook on life.
This novel is Christian themed, so it's clean, comforting and not preachy. You love getting to know the well-developed characters and not just some perfect folks (although Jami did come off pretty near flawless), in a small town that makes things work out for the Happy Ever After. The story is fast-paced and you end up loving it so much, you don't want to turn the final page. I loved it and if you've been with me a while you know how I am about romance! I will definitely pick up more by Carol J. Post. Trust My Heart is a winner for my bookshelves.
"On to the next read!"📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓out of 5 specs
*Glitch, a Short Story, is next.
**Novel provided by Litfuse Publicity Group.
I enjoyed this book and will consider purchasing the rest of the books in the series (The Rising Tide and Eyes of Light). The story is very well written and you won't be bored at all. The characters are perfectly developed, the story feels. 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓out of 5 specs
*Trust My Heart by Carol J. Post is next.
**Book published by Mohammed Ullah.
I spotted book one of the IA Series on Goodreads.com. I knew that I had to read them, and if they were as good as I hoped, my son would be reading them too. I read a lot of books, but not many are written (that I've seen) where it's fantasy with powers like this. This book's got it going on!
In book one, IA Initiate, by John Darryl Winston, you are introduced to people from both the past and the future. Young Naz is a boy trying to survive in the Exclave with his little sister. The world isn't quite like it used to be and Naz can't always remember things from his past, but that's where the mystery lies. Naz can do things, but this strange power is semi-dormant and he has no inkling on how to use it. He's always hearing voices, learning to use his abilities, fighting street gangs and pushing to give his sister a better life and he's covered in street It's then that he finds a sort of release. A release in a game he'd never really played before...
In IA B.O.S.S., the story picks up where Initiate ended, giving you an even more powerful story! The plot now falls on Naz against a terrible street bully/gang member. He's still keeping care of Meri while trying to stay out of danger but someone's after him! Also, you're given answers to questions formed from book one. This book gives you some deep information- like why Naz has no memory, his father and so much more. If you read book one, you can't thrive without the second.
John Darryl Winston is a proficient author and his method of writing is beyond reproach. The way the stories were woven takes a master's touch- I was in awe and gushing some serious admiration! The characters are in-depth, the emotions are true and the backgrounds are real enough to make you comfortable in this dystopian world. I wasn't sure about the story at first, but found myself mesmerized by the realism and especially with the love of his sister. Due mostly to the intricate lacing of the past and future, giving answers to Naz's background and powers. Before I realized it, I was all in and done!
A great read- check out both IA: Initiate and B.O.S.S. Check it out while I move on to the next read!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*Phantasia is next.
**Books provided by John Darryl Winston.
*An eBook Review
A story, told through the eyes of a child can be magical and full of expectation. I am so happy that I took a chance to relive a childhood through someone else's eyes. It's books like this one, The Doldrums, by Nicholas Gannon, that allow you to regress, to become a child again and dream dreams so large, you almost escape reality.
are the life source of Indie Authors the tool that creates Best Sellers! I know I do not have that much power, but I can sure add to it!