Play for Me by Celine Keating is a touching story of a mother in need of re-creating herself. Once her son left for college, her entire life and identity went away too. After going to a concert with her son, she found her purpose. It was to follow her heart and vicariously live through the experience. But it put a strain on her life, her marriage and her security.
When I first received this book, Mrs. Keating thought I wouldn't be interested in the tale. Boy was she wrong. This story was beautiful! Being a homeschooling housewife, I know what it's like to be consumed with concerned of the family that I become lost- almost non-existent. I was able to relate to Lily to a point.
This story did not disappoint and I truly loved the ending. If you are looking for a mature story that brings emotions to the forefront, along with a strong sense of adventure, check out Play for Me. You won't regret it. 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
* The Alyscrai is next.
**Book provided by the author, for an honest review.
There's a new take on just about everything now and this book is no different. Well, let me take that back- this is different. Very different and I enjoyed it!
Darlene Burns, the author of Midnight Comes With the Dawn, took the vampire in a direction that reminded me of two movies, but still stood strong on its own. There was originality, as far as a vampire story can go, but there was an inner strength that made me LOVE the tale!
Midnight, the name she goes by is Queen. She was purposefully created with a destiny and she's all about the biz, but there's something happening to the world, above and below. Humans are dying of a virus, that's now pandemic. Vampires, who are normally immune are now caught up in the plague, killing prey and predators alike.
I loved this book. It was also nice to see a strong, feminine lead, even if she played both protagonist and antagonist. Katrine had ghosts to fight and the chapters taking us back then forward helped to clarify those issues. The action was detailed and the storyline was on point.
I did find a few errors there but all in all this is an awesome story. I love the taking of something very old and snapping a new style to it and I am really looking forward to what Burns has next. Check out Midnight comes With The Dawn- available at Amazon.com!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*Play for Me is next.
**eBook is from my own personal library.
Coloring books have always been the craze, but now adults have their own books to play in. Adults can now place their own style into coloring without worrying if they go outside of the lines- when we mess up, it ADDS to the art, not ruin it! I enjoyed this book too, but I have to admit, it wasn't quite like my other coloring books.
Some of the drawings were so basic- I couldn't understand how critics gave Won-Sun Jang so mmuch hype. To me, my son could have created a couple of the cat scenes. I'm not going to lie though- I enjoyed coloring in it. :) It was still very cute- just not as detailed or as enchanting as some of the other coloring books I've colored in or have observed. As you can see in the video, they're adorable, but there seemed to be a lot missing.
Cats in Paris, A Magical Coloring Book, I hate to say, isn't as magical as 'they' made it to be. It's basic and for an adult book, it felt rather elementary. The photos weren't aesthetic and thought I did love a few pages, I will pass it on to my Ewoks. Maybe next time!
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 specs
*Midnight Comes With The Dawn is next.
**Coloring Book provided by Blogging For Books, for an honest review.
This one was my fault. It didn't come from the author or a publishing group/company. I saw the cover on Amazon.com and thought, "Hmm... this may be good, Alyssa." Boy was I wrong. Guess what guys! I didn't even finish the book.
As with many authors today, The Melting Dead by Doug Lamoreux is a new take on a old idea. These aren't so much zombies as they're alive yet dying, simply mutated by something I won't tell you about because what? I don't give SPOILERS! So with that, I snatched the book and added it to my Kindle for a read.
TMD is very slow. When I last read the book, I was about 36% into the tale and there'd only been one bout of serious action. The rest was jibber-jabber to me. The author introduced character after character and NONE of them held my interest! They were one dimensional...
One character, Angela- a theater directer, was the most annoying! She constantly rattled off movie titles, and references (which shoulda been pretty cool) for either no apparent reason or when she felt the situation deserved... a title? A definition to what was happening? I don't know, but I always knew when the next chapter would be
If you like mystery, here's one for you! It's strange a story, written so well, I expected a bit of paranormal activity to be added in.
The story is about Brian Keays and his wife Darcie. They moved to a small town and purchased a house that held a secret. The secret, tucked away inside a trunk in their attic sets off a chain of events puts everyone on edge, especially Brian. Working with the sheriff and a set of clues, given by an anonymous giver called, The Silhouette, the reporter in Brian is determined to conclude the mystery.
Loonies, by Gregory Bastianelli is a captivating thriller. There are quirky characters with funny names and strange situations that keep you interested. The mystery itself is enthralling and you never find yourself bored. There are many variables but when they're put together, you see the pictures, plain as day. I really enjoyed it.
I wasn't sure how to rate this story at first; I'm not a huge mystery fan, but I think I rated it fair. If you love mystery- check out Loonies! I'm off! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*The Melting Dead is next.
**Book provided FREE, from eReader News Today..
I received Apparition free, via one of my emails that offer up Kindle books. I jumped on this book for the book cover alone- you know me! Anyway, I couldn't tell what was in the creature's mouth at first, but once you turn a few pages, you get a really good view: roaches! I'm horrified of them and so what did I do? I read the book.
Michaelbrent Collings is a man who writes dark fiction. He runs with a concept and makes it creepy as heck, regardless of the innocence! In Apparition, he took a parental fear and created horror to a terrifying level. One I tried to run with, but I couldn't take it. I don't remember how far in I got, but this book truly classifies as horrific: It both scared and bored me to death.
Before I go into the actual review, I have to say- you know I love book covers. I can repeatedly look to a book's cover throughout the story and piece the images to the storyline and marvel in it. But when a cover is original- I'm entranced. This book cover, though supernatural, is not original. I saw this same, ghostly face on another person's book cover, minus the mouthful of cockroaches. How much suck is that? If you're going to use stock images, make sure you buy the rights or someone else will have your picture too. This is why I detest that one images of a redbrick road, surrounded by winding trees that reach across the cover. You know the one! Okay, rant completed.
The Apparition's story grew weary- there were too many words! I truly believe the author wanted to place the reader into the shoes of the ones enduring the worry, pain and fear, but it was too much for me. I also do not like how in-depth he tried to go with the roach fear and the other fear- of which I will not mention because it would give SPOILERS!
Then there was the darkness. The story was spooky, because it played on two serious fears of mine. So much so, I did not finish the book. So that's good, right? Anytime a book creeps you out so much, you have to put it down, the author accomplished a goal and created a horror story. I've never felt that way about a book before. EVER. Sadly, it couldn't keep me as a happy reader. I put the book down a few times before finally shouting to the BiblioGods that I'd failed them and moved on.. If you like supernatural, psychotic rampages by those who love you, this book is what you're. Unfortunately, I am not. On to the next book! 📚
Rating: 👓👓/5 specs
*The Melting Dead is next.
**eBook offered free by author, Michaelbrent Collings for an honest review.
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