My review of "Practice Cake" by Dalya Moon. Recommended if you like funny chick-lit.
My review of Outcasts by Tom Underhill http://fromthebootheelcottonpatch.blogspot.com/2012/06/outcasts.html
Stained by Ella James: http://www.whats--hot.com/2012/06/whats-hot-books_08.html
A fantastic book and only £0.77 on Amazon!!
I just posted my review of James Donovan's "The Blood of Heroes". This non-fiction work chronicles the 13 day Battle of The Alamo where over 200 men lost their lives while fighting for Texas independence from Mexico.
Review of Overbite by Meg Cabot just posted at http://lolasbookcafe.blogspot.ca
Book Review: Willow Pond by Carol Tibaldi. This is an intriguing historical romantic mystery thriller set in the end of the Roaring Twenties.
The Dump by Peppe Arninge is a photo book with a series of haunting images in black and white. The photos are taken around Cambodia’s garbage dumps and evoke powerful feelings.
Here's my latest post. Hopw u'll like it.
If you’re like me you had no idea what a query letter or a book proposal is or what one should look like. While Maisel’s book touches a little upon the query letter he mainly deals with what is involved in writing a book proposal. His book is about writing a book proposal for non fiction but there are many helpful strategies and methods for the fiction writer as well.
Another 5 star for Lock Up Diaries from July'sjumbles blog found on Amazon here- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A
5.0 out of 5 stars Prison Killers Book 2,
This review is from: Lock Up Diaries- Drug Debts (Prison Killers- Book 2) (Kindle Edition)Lock Up Diaries by Glenn Langohr Prison Killers Book 2 Another adventure of life in prison as we see it through the author's eyes. From entering the extreme heat of the desert prison to cataloging the area as BJ walks through another new prison. Getting the feel of the tensions between the races and the good and bad guards. And even the joy to find you have a good cellie and that you have a friend in the same prison. Lock Up continues to expand on the segregation of the races within and the tension it causes. Once again waiting for the moment they feel coming....when the one race has an opportunity to attack the other in senseless acts of violence. Driven by some unknown pride and forces that are hard to understand.
Sometimes it can be hard to read the truth about how the blood lust takes over these men, driving them blindly to attack someone because of their color or even the same race. Often so many men against one, even when the man is down the others are still driven to attack. How the adrenaline is so high that they continue warring although being pummeled by the block guns and their minds don't seem to clear until the rifle goes off and one of their comrades fall. Glenn writes in an extremely visual way....being he lived through many similar situations.
Lock Up Diaries is the 2nd book book in the Prison Killers Series. The first being Race Riots, the third is Gladiator and the fourth is Underdog. These are all shorter stories that can be bought separately or all four in one in Pelican Bay Riot. His two novels are Roll Call and Upon Release from Prison....following the author's life that led to prison and the struggles of life afterward.
**Language and violence. Considering the background of this book with drugs, gangs and prison, the author has kept all of this at a minimum.
My latest book reviews:
FAR HORIZONS 5-star Book Review HERE
The Highlands of Scotland, 1819: On the eve of his departure for the New World, Allan MacDougall asks his beloved Harriet to wait for his return, when he will be established and able to marry her. When his father discovers his intent he insists it is dishonourable, and so Allan must free Harriet from her promise even as he vows to remain faithful himself. Through years of hardship, heartache, tragedy, and betrayal, Allan and Harriet cling to the love that first brought them together--yet it is the treacherous doubts of their own hearts that could prove to be their undoing, and drive them farther apart than ever.
Far Horizons is a sweeping saga of that will take you from the Highlands of Scotland to the untamed Canadian wilderness and the bustling streets of Boston. Based on actual events, it celebrates the strength of a promise and the enduring power of love. Written by USA Today bestselling author Kate Hewitt, and Book One of The Emigrants Trilogy.
HELEN KELLER IN LOVE 3-star Book Review HERE
A captivating novel that explores the little-known romance of a beloved American icon.
Helen Keller has long been a towering figure in the pantheon of world heroines. Yet the enduring portrait of her in the popular imagination is The Miracle Worker, which ends when Helen is seven years old.
Rosie Sultan’s debut novel imagines a part of Keller’s life she rarely spoke of or wrote about: the man she once loved. When Helen is in her thirties and Annie Sullivan is diagnosed with tuberculosis, a young man steps in as a private secretary. Peter Fagan opens a new world to Helen, and their sensual interactions—signing and lip-reading with hands and fingers—quickly set in motion a liberating, passionate, and clandestine affair. It’s not long before Helen’s secret is discovered and met with stern disapproval from her family and Annie. As pressure mounts, the lovers plot to elope, and Helen is caught between the expectations of the people who love her and her most intimate desires.
Richly textured and deeply sympathetic, Sultan’s highly inventive telling of a story Keller herself would not tell is both a captivating romance and a rare glimpse into the mind and heart of an inspirational figure.
PRINCE CHARMING MUST DIE 4-star Book Review HERE
On the eve of her 18th birthday, high school junior Alice Goodenough feels on top of the world. Classes are almost finished. She's about to start her summer job at the local library, where she'll be surrounded by all of her favorite books. And she has a wonderful boyfriend.
Then the rabbit shows up. The giant talking rabbit. He has a message:
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world.
With the help of a magic pen and paper, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm brought all of their characters to life. The world was a more magical place ... for a time. Cinderella found her prince. Briar Rose's spell was broken. The dancing princesses spent their nights hidden away in a secret underground city. The old miller's boy found true love.
Then, slowly, the Grimms' characters began to change for the worse. They became Corrupted. Evil. They didn't belong in our world, but it was too late for the Brothers Grimm to destroy them.
EVERMORE 3-star Book Review HERE