Thursday, March 30, 2017

Promo 'Remember Me' by Lynda Renham


Today I like to share a promo with you of ‘Remember Me’ by Lynda Renham. ‘Remember Me’ is a psychological thriller that was published on March 24th.

About the Book:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34680319-remember-me?ac=1&from_search=true
A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but is it you she wants? You begin to wonder if she wants your husband, or even your child. But then you realise, she wants your life.

When Sharni and Tom move into 24 The Pines, it seems like Clare and Chris have the perfect neighbours. Sharni is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare’s two-year-old, Ben. But Clare can’t shake off the feelings of anxiety that assail her whenever Sharni is near. Is Clare just being overprotective, or are her feelings justified? As Sharni‘s influence touches everyone around her, Clare finds herself fighting for her sanity as well her family.




The Facts:


Publication Date:
March 24th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Psychological Thriller
Pages:
-
Formats:
eBook
Available at:


About the Author:


Lynda Renham is famous for her romantic comedy novels. She has been called A Comedian in a Book, Chicklit Royalty and A Comic Genius. Her writing style has been likened to Sophie Kinsella but is refreshingly down to earth with characters that become your friends. Lynda is a prolific writer, blogger and when not writing can usually be found wasting her time on Facebook.

Lynda lives in Oxfordshire with her second husband and cat. Her web page: www.renham.co.uk and Twitter: @lyndarenham

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

My Favorite.. Book Character



My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

My Favorite Book Character.. Well that is a hard one to choose. There are so many great book characters out there. A lot of them will probably always stay with me. Harry Potter, Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Katniss Everdeen, etc. etc. The list goes on. But I think my favorite book character will have to be Hermione Granger. Not just because she is in the Harry Potter series, which is my favorite, but more of all because she is a person I would totally love to hang out with in real life. 

Hermione Granger is a character I grew up with. From eleven year old Hermione, till grown up Hermione I loved growing up with her. Not only is Hermione an avid reader, she is really smart and a great friend. I would love to spend a day with her in a library or bookstore and just talk about all those great books. 

I think I mostly love the way Hermione is super passionate for the things she cares about. Her books of course, her friends but also people who are a little different. Think of Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood. I think Hermione and I would be great friends.

What is your favorite book character? And why?

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review 'Justice by Another Name' by E.C. Hanes


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32149912-justice-by-another-name
Set against the backdrop of North Carolina s powerful hog-producing industry, Justice by Another Name tells the story of Paul Reavis’s suspicious workplace death followed a year later by a senseless death of his young son Paulie. Lana Reavis, who believes her husband was murdered and her son the victim of deliberate negligence, enlists the aid of her long-ago boyfriend, Will Moser, who is currently chief deputy of Hogg County and the heir apparent to the local sheriff.

As Will s investigation unfolds, suspicious activities and cover-ups begin to emerge. All evidence points to Oris Martin, the powerful owner of Martin Farms, a huge hog-production enterprise and Hogg County s largest employer, as the mastermind. Despite political pressure and physical threats to look the other way, Will continues his search for what really happened. Meanwhile, Lana, convinced that Oris will be beyond the reach of justice, devises a plan to avenge her family and destroy everything precious to Oris Martin.


The Facts:


Publication Date:
March 7th, 2017
Series:
-
Genre:
Mystery, Crime
Pages:
245
Formats:
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:


A little while back I received a review request for ‘Justice by Another Name’ by E.C. Hanes. After I read the book description I was immediately fascinated by this read and planned my review. And this book came right on time, since I was really in the mood for a crime mystery novel.

In ‘Justice by Another Name’ we meet Will Moser, chief deputy of Hogg Country. Will’s best friend Paul died after an accident a year ago. Things were a little suspicious then, but when Paul’s son Paulie dies after a hog farm dam brakes things seem even more suspicious to Will.  Will Moser is determined to find out what is really going on and he doesn’t care if people don’t like him asking questions. 

From the moment I started reading ‘Justice by Another Name’ I really enjoyed the story. The writing was easy to follow and kept me interested, the characters where interesting to get to know and there was plenty of mystery to keep me hooked. On moments when I found myself slipping away a little, something happened that grabbed my attention right back. There were definitely plenty of twists and turns in this book.

The main character Will Moser, was one I loved early on. He really was kind, wanted to know the truth above all else and he loved passionately. Will Moser definitely fascinated me, and I would love to read more about this chief deputy. 

The part about the hog production industry wasn’t really that interesting to me, but I enjoyed reading and finding out how much the author must have learned about this field of work. I can’t imagine the smell that must hang around these kind of farms.

'Justice by Another Name’ is a good, fun mystery that I would definitely recommend to other readers out there. That cover is the only thing that doesn’t really work for me. This book deserves a much more interesting looking cover.

My Rating:

About the Author:


I was born on November 29th 1945 to James Gordon Hanes Jr. and Helen Copenhaver Hanes and named after my mother’s father, Eldridge Copenhaver.

To keep myself smiling along my journey, I also have pursued a number of hobbies. I have been a member of the American Orchid Society for thirty years and have managed to keep a rather large orchid collection alive for the same period. I played competitive Polo for ten years with a one goal rating. Excessive broken appendages and stitches forced me to swap my polo mallets for a set of golf clubs and for the past twenty years have pursued hitting a small ball that is lying still. I have fly fished in both salt water and fresh since I was a young man and continue to do so wherever and whenever time will permit. Wing shooting has been a passion for my whole life, ever since I got a double on Bob White quail and praise from my grandfather. I am currently a licensed scuba diver and was an airplane pilot for a number of years, at least until I realized that flying was no hobby. I have skied for many years and managed to break those few bones left in-tact during my polo excursions. Finally, I began to write seriously in 1997 after I lost the State Senate race. I joined the North Carolina Writers Network in 1998 and have pursued my study and practice of writing ever since.

For more information please visit E.C. Hanes website. Or visit him on Facebook and Twitter.

I received this book from Smith Publicity in exchange for my honest review.
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Review 'New Moon' by Stephenie Meyer


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49041.New_Moon
‘Shoot,’ I muttered when the paper sliced my finger;
I pulled it out to examine the damage.
A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut.

It all happened very quickly then.

‘No!’ Edward roared… Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm – into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning...

Passionate, riveting and deeply moving, New Moon, the compelling sequel to Twilight, irresistibly combines romance and suspense with a supernatural twist.

The Facts:


Publication Date:
September 6th, 2006
Series:
The Twilight Saga #2
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Pages:
563
Formats:
eBook, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


Last week I decided it was time for a Twilight re-read session. I love the Twilight Saga and I have read the books many times. But not since I started my own Book Blog and I never wrote a review about these books. So after reviewing ‘Twilight’, I immediately started ‘New Moon’ again.

‘New Moon’ is the second book in The Twilight Saga. In ‘New Moon’, Edward leaves Bella behind to give her a chance at a normal life. This devastates Bella, and soon she is only a shell of the person she was before. That is until she starts hanging out with her friend Jacob Black more and more. Jacob is younger than Bella, and obviously feels more for Bella than only friendship. But Bella’s heart belongs to someone else. But slowly she starts to realize Edward is never coming back.
When Jacob suddenly stops hanging out with her, Bella is desperate to find out what is really going on with him. And soon she finds out there is more strange in this world than vampires.

‘New Moon’ is the book in the Twilight Saga I always had a love/hate relationship with. I really hate love triangles, and since I really love Bella and Edward I always found it really hard to read about their separation. But on the other hand ‘New Moon’ is such a powerful book, and really shows the intensity of Bella and Edward’s relationship. And when you read the book, you really find out there isn’t really a love triangle going on. It will always be Bella and Edward, and Jacob will always be Bella’s best friend. This, to me,  is very clear in the book. The movie didn’t really show this part as good as it should I think. Not that it’s a bad movie. But if you see the movie you really think Bella is kind of in love with Jacob, and in the book you really read and feel that it’s much more a friendship kind of love. That is my opinion at least.

In ‘New Moon’ we also get to see more of the friendship between Bella and Alice and I really enjoyed that. I love Alice, she is such a mysterious and fun character. I always get a smile on my face when I read about her. And the relationship between Alice and Jasper is just damn cute.

In ‘New Moon’ we also meet the Volturi for the very first time. The thousands of year old vampire family who kind of are the royalties of the vampire world. Although I’m definitely not on their side, I always had kind of a soft spot for that family. There’s just so much mystery about those vampires, I enjoy reading about them. Especially in this book. 

‘New Moon’ is definitely a great second book to a great series. And reading it never gets old.  

My Rating:


About the Author:


Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. Meyer was the highest-selling author of 2008 and 2009 in the United States, having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million books in 2009. In 2008, Meyer also released The Host, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Additionally, USA Today declared Meyer “Author of the Year,” citing that she had done something that no one else had in the 15 years of the USA Today bestselling book list– she swept the top four slots in 2008. Meyer also accomplished this feat in 2009, when The Twilight Saga once again dominated the top of the bestseller list. Altogether, her books have spent over 303 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.

For more information about Stephenie Meyer please visit her website.
 
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