Monday, October 5, 2015

Book Review: Speak Now: or Forever Hold Your Peace by Becky Monson

Release date: April 9 2015 Sales Rank 35,419

If there’s one thing that Bridgette Reynolds has learned recently, it’s that the perfect shoes, the perfect hair, and the perfect dress do not make for the perfect proposal. In fact, sometimes they make for the not-so-perfect breakup. 

Now, Bridgette must do everything in her power to win Adam back. She knows they are meant to be. And nothing will stand in her way—not her friends, not her grandmother, not even the fact that Adam is now engaged to Serene after a whirlwind romance. 
Focused on her plan to win Adam back, Bridgette isn’t expecting Ian—her college best friend, her love, her big regret—to come back into her life. They sink back into their comfortable friendship as if no time has passed at all, making Bridgette start to question her feelings for Adam. But Ian has a few secrets of his own . . . secrets that could shatter their friendship once and for all. 
Bridgette has to make some major decisions—should she speak now? Or forever hold her peace?

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About the Author: Becky Monson
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last... but it probably won't.  

My Review: What a splendid story!  It has all the capture of a ill fated love story in the 21st century.  I loved how the story would jump between current and clips of the past to give further depth to the characters and show the subtle growth of their love.  I would find it hard to say anything negative about this story really as it was so entertaining I stayed up well into the morning saying to myself .... just one more page....just one more page....and finished it close to 5am. Wonderful writing style that makes for an easy reading. I give this book a rare 5 out of 5 even though it isn't in my personal genre of preferred books...well done!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Book Review: Sonar the Cyclone by B Truly

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1310 KB
  • Print Length: 271 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B010KSGID4

Is your destiny determined by what the future has foretold? Or is fate deemed in the hands of what you behold? 

The Royal 4 are now back on their home territory of Nazari, determined to get things back to normal. Syira’s forbidden love is being held captive. She is hell-bent on fighting for him despite the immense obstacles. She must find a way to convince her race that Kadeem is not dangerous. Their threat lies from deeper within. 
Shiray has accepted her past and is moving forward with her life, but it comes back to haunt her tenfold. That all changes when she stumbles across the truth. Now, she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life. 
They are in the calm but know when they approach the dirty side of the Cyclone storm, terrible things will unravel. The future is revealed and they get a glimpse of Fate’s course. Time is not on their side. They must attempt to change their destiny or their world will be doomed.

About the Author: B Truly

Book Trailer of Sonar The Crashing in Videos
Book Excerpt with inside look into the crash in Creative writing.

I have wanted to be an author since I was fifteen years old and I'm grateful to have accomplished this dream. I have three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person I am today. I work as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas and enjoy this field.

I have very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. I like to read and watch tons of TV shows and movies. I’m addicted to romance and get a thrill out of action and suspense. I write New Adult Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance. 
In the Sonar series it was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series. 

My Review: Once again B Truly was able to keep up well into the night with her storytelling. At times I the story was told and you get to see another side of the story already told in the previous books Sonar The Crashing and Melanie's Evanescent Journey but from a different perspective again.  I found the story in whole to be very entertaining.  I wasn't sure when I started the series if I would enjoy it as I was confused by terminology but I got the hang of reading it really quickly and the story really came together well.  An excerpt from the book I found to define how wonderful her writing skills are is this: "Another contraction condemned me and if I had a laser, I would have blown my head off.  This was unreal.  How could it hurt worse? I doubled over panting".  I have never in my reading history had labour described so well.  I easily give this book a 5 of 5 and look forward to reading the next instalment and the prequel.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Be A Voice For The Victims #MesoAwarenessDay

    Did you know that today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day? Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance and Individuals like myself are working together to help spread awareness of the disease and it's causes.  
    Did you know that Mesothelioma is a very rare cancer, and it is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers!  That means one can be affected and they themselves do not have to have work in direct contact to a building or area that has asbestos! 
          Heather Von St. James is one of those individuals!  She is almost a 10 year survivor of    mesothelioma, which was caused by exposure to asbestos fibers on her fathers work jacket as a little  girl. While many of us enjoying the birth of their bundle of joy, Heather received the news within months of the birth of her daughter that she had Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.  Upon receiving that terrible news she underwent a drastic surgery that consisted of heated chemotherapy solution and the removal of her left lung.

Take a moment to educate yourselves and once your done share to ensure you can educate your networks as well!  You might just help to save a life!

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