Thursday, April 23, 2015

Saving London by Taylor Dawn


No.of pages :263
Expected publication date :June 9th, 2015
Publisher :Booktrope
Genre :Suspense thriller
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Book Description


The List. That Signified Finality.
The Journey. That Would Span The Globe.
The Sacrifice. That Would Decide The Outcome. 
The Choice. That Could Unleash Evil On Earth. 
The End Is Only The Beginning...

“You have terminal cancer.”
London Patterson, a seemingly healthy young woman, had her entire life ahead of her. That was until four little words brought everything to a screeching halt. As the shock and grief begin to fade, London decides to map out her last year and embark on an epic journey to complete a bucket list. She wants to do the things she’s been afraid to do in her life, step out of her self-contained box, and see the world. What she didn’t expect was for a mysterious stranger named Adam to breeze into her life like a breath of fresh air. 
Adam offers to help London complete her list on one condition…that she sees it through to the end. Agreeing on those terms, the two set out on an adventure of a lifetime. But London soon realizes that Adam isn’t quite…human. Along their journey odd occurrences happen that cause London to question who or what Adam is and why he’s helping her. 
Follow London as she checks off her bucket list in this inspiring new Urban Fantasy novel from Taylor Dawn.


My review 

No one can save London Patterson because of the fact she is a cancer patient.One thing is sure, her life is timed.She can’t undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment even if she does it will not be of much help to her.It proves that she has crossed that stage where she can get cured and live a normal life like the others. As she is going to die for sure, she prepares a bucket list to do before her time on earth is over.Her doctor says she has barely a year in her hands, so whatever she wants to do, whatever she needs to do, she better do it now .She wishes to do something she can be proud of .

She undertakes the journey of doing everything that is on her bucket list.Adam, a complete stranger offers her his assistance when he came to know about it by chance.At first, she says she doesn’t need his help but she later she accepts.He doesn’t know about her cancer or does he?Without prying and asking too much questions to her, he jumps right into business and helps her strike off one deed at a time by encouraging her to finish up the task at hand.Which is odd taking into account the people we barely know don’t help us that easily, if they do, they have plenty of questions to shoot at us.

There’s some more to the story which will keep the readers more intrigued and say, “wow”.When I came to know about Adam’s giant secret, I was surprised as well and excited to know what is going to happen next and how the book is going to end.It was a hilarious take if you ask me. A much needed turning point as the story was becoming too predictable for me with London’s disease and her bucket list.

The novel takes us into a ride that we have never imagined before.The story is fresh and very inspiring.If a physician tells me I have cancer and I am going to die within a year, I will have a panic attack at first and then cry and cry for how many hours and days.But London is different.She takes everything in her stride, has fun, jokes often and attempts to live her life to the fullest with her bucket list.

When reading the book I didn’t feel like she has a disease at all.In the second half, where she meets Caine(suspense), that’s when I felt very sorry for her.She longs to live so bad.When a short cut to happiness is kept on her table, who would deny.Certainly not me even if it means I have to kill someone.This is a novel no one should miss reading.A complete entertainer.it is.The author, Taylor Dawn takes you on an adventure you will sure enjoy.
 



Rating 4/5

Disclaimer I received  an advance review copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Small town girl, Molly Bennett, moves to Los Angeles where she becomes an outsider while attending Beverly Hills High School. It seems life cannot be any more dreadful.
Then one day after school, something magical happens. On a secluded hike in the Hollywood Hills, Molly chases her disobedient mutt and only friend into a hidden cavern. She stumbles upon a strange glimmering gateway that transports her to Arkana, a planet that is the cradle of an advanced human race. There, teenagers navigate amazing flying vehicles, compete in perilous games for glory, and possess supernatural powers.
While Molly tries to wrap her mind around this unbelievable discovery, she meets the alluring and mysterious Victor Sorren. He is a Sentinel Apprentice, whose hatred toward people from Earth is beyond understanding. Yet every time Victor unpredictably saves Molly’s life, his heart draws closer to hers, no matter how much he tries to fight against it. It further complicates things that their growing friendship is strictly forbidden. Earth people are prohibited in Arkana, yet Molly continues to cross through the portal to Arkana to see Victor.
Torn between their double lives, they go down a dangerous path, from where there is no return and multiple endings.
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark, #1) by Pepper Winters

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No.of pages :376
Published on : August 30th, 2013
Publisher :Self published by author
Genre :Adult fiction
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Book Description(via Goodreads)

My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility. 

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror. 

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough


My review


Tears of Tess is about a twenty year old college girl named Tess Snow.She lives in Australia with her boyfriend of two years. Brax is his name. He surprises her with a vacation in Mexico for the just two of them. On the course of their visits in canon, Brax gets beaten up by traffickers. From there, the story gains momentum. Tess is kidnapped by the traffickers and she attempts hard to escape from them. 

When she is taken to their place, she learns there are more young girls like her kidnapped. Luckily for her, she is sold to a young man called  Q. Though she doesn’t like him at first, she knows she is safe there. She has got a new friend too. This may not make her happy, deep in her heart she knows well if she had been sold to some other person, she could have been ruined. She learns Q is a gentleman eventually.

He frees her only to realize she wants to stay. Will Q allow that? If Brax comes to know about the relationship she shared with Q, what will his reactions be?

To be honest, I didn’t like Tess character from the beginning. Her sexual libido’s especially. Brax seemed like a very nice guy. Let me be frank, she didn’t deserve a great guy like Brax. After she was sold to Q, she should be hating him but all she did was love him. She didn’t mean it literally but that was the truth. She fawned over him. She desperately needed him so much. 

It occurred to me even though she was sold by others, she wanted to be a slut that bad. She proved it by wanting him. The sex scenes could have been reduced and more scenes about Tess and her boyfriend, what made them tick and or what made Q and Tess tick would have been wiser. The sex scenes between her and Q didn’t make sense at many places. I felt it to be lame.

What I liked? Brax character. He was such a lovely sweetheart. I also happen to like Q’s character. There are certain scenes in which he acted like a total jerk, then how did Tess act around him? He didn’t do anything hard on her after all.She should have been nicer.Brax character fits perfectly into the story. Like Tess said, he should be with Bianca. Their relationship is justified.

What I didn’t like? Throughout the story, Q calls Tess, eslave which is a French word, meaning , slave in English. Whenever he said that word I wanted to slap him. Tess calls him, ‘master’ this also I didn’t like a bit. Quite naturally, if Q just sends her to Brax when she came to his house will have turned out to be good for everyone involved. 

Then where is the fun? Q confesses, he liked her from the start. The story behind the tattoo, sparrow was marvelous. Q has untold secrets.What is going to happen Tess saying her name?Nothing.This made me annoying.She could say it.Tears of Tess didn't melt me.Overall, the novel was unputdownnable. I sat during the night and finished it in one sitting.

Rating 3.5/5

Disclaimer  I received the book in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know by Connie Sokol & Rachelle Christensen


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Is your daughter asking questions about friends, peer pressure, school, and even her weight?
As a mom, are you wondering how to answer them?
Welcome to the club.
But you can relax. Because we’ve asked real sixth-grade girls to dish on their top secret questions. And, we’ve provided time-tested real-life answers that work.
Add to that an enjoyable format. The “Just for Girls” section speaks right to your daughter in words and ways she understands. The “Just for Moms” section talks straight to moms, giving you information, resources, and easy-to-share answers. We include tips for how to start, handle, and enjoy the conversations no matter the situation.
Create connected conversations with your daughter as you explore these life questions together. Get plain facts and jumpstart questions. Discuss the provided scenarios so she can practice responses to use in real-time. Download decorative cards with positive statements and fun fill-in sentences.
Use What Every Girl Needs to Know About 6th Grade to make it happen. Together, answer questions and create connection.
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10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters

"At a time when so many barriers are straining mother/daughter relationships, and our daughter's esteem is being attacked from every side, “What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know” gives mothers the tools they need to communicate (even about the tough stuff). It gives daughters the confidence to know that they have what it takes to survive the unique transitional years. Whether your relationship with your daughter is strained, or you want to strengthen what is already strong, use this smart and savvy information. You and your girl(s) will learn how to thrive through the teen years.”
--Heather Ann Johnson M.S. Adjunct Faculty, BYU, Mother to 5 girls

“With conflicting messages today, it's easy for moms and daughters to get confused and overwhelmed. This book bestows all the wisdom you want to pour into your daughter's heart and mind in a fun, non-threatening way. Dread turns into confidence as you realize you have the tools to face those teenage years TOGETHER and have a ball doing it.”
--Rachel Skinner, Mother of nine, Social Worker

“This book provided a wonderful bonding experience for me and my daughter. As parents we always think we know how our child is doing. Then we get into a deep conversation and realize that compared to what we thought, they are doing either so much better or are suffering so much more. But they hold those feelings back to protect us. Sometimes they fear that talking about it means more pain, but this books shows that talking is healing, especially when we know how.”
—Karrie Glazner, Mother of Three Wonderful Kids

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Author Connie E. Sokol

Connie E. Sokol is a mother of seven and a favorite local and national speaker for over fifteen years. She is a core contributor on KSL TV's “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker” and a national blogger for "Motherhood Matters" at www.ksl.com. She is a former TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications and newspaper and magazine columnist. Mrs. Sokol is the author of twelve books including Faithful, Fit & Fabulous; Create a Powerful Life Plan; The Life is Too Short Collection; 40 Days with the Savior; and Caribbean Crossroads. Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats.
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Author Rachelle J. Christensen

Rachelle J. Christensen is a mother of five who loves connecting with her children and wrote this book in answer to questions from her two daughters. She also has an amazing husband, three cats, and five chickens. An award-winning author, she has written several mystery/suspense novels, and she solves the mystery of the missing shoe on a daily basis. Rachelle graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a music minor. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and, of course, reading.


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