Friday, July 12, 2013

My review of P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again.

Now in paperback, the endearing novel that captured readers' hearts and introduced a fresh new voice in women's fiction Cecelia Ahern.

Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.

The kind of enchanting novel with cross-generational appeal that comes along once in a great while, PS, I Love You is a captivating love letter to the world!

5 Owls
I actually found out about this book after seeing the movie. (Gerard Butler ... swoon) Friends and family cautioned me, because of losing my mother to cancer, this could be something that could possibly re-hash those horrible feelings. But ... they were wrong. It didn't hurt me to read this book. It had the exact opposite effect on me. It was cathartic, healing and in all reality a wonderful distraction! The book is different from the movie is several ways, but to me the two most glaring instances of these differences were; The movie was set in New York. The Book was set in Ireland. And, in the book Holly is left a note/message from Jerry every month and in the movie it's just a few. After reading this book the first time, I have read it every few months just to feel the wonderful, emotional rollercoaster it takes me on. And, it does ... EVERY single time that I read it. Totally recommend!

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cover Reveal for Blood Moon by K.B. Miller

The highly anticipated follow up installment to Haunted Moon has finally been revealed!

The Vampires have declared war on the Moon Coven ...

You would think that would be Leeny Moon’s biggest trouble this time around, but two jealous guys make the horde of hungry vampires gunning for the powerful witch seem like a day at the park.

Leeny has embraced her birthright. She is next in line to lead the coveted Moon coven. Out of fear of history repeating itself, Leeny made her first kill, and for the last three years her sole mission has been to drive the vampires out of Ireland. With the help of neighboring covens she is not alone in her pursuit.

However, the close friendship developing between Finn O’Donnell and Leeny is causing a problem in her budding relationship with Seamus McNamara.

The future is up in the air as the creatures from her nightmares invade the tiny fishing town of Galway Bay, Ireland ... again. The revenge they seek is simple─Leeny’s blood. Who will survive the war on this Blood Moon?

Add it to your TBR on Goodreads today :)

If you haven't started the Moon Coven's journey, grab Haunted Moon at all fine eBook retailers,
it's always FREE!!

As always, until next time...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The wait is over... Savior by Jennifer Malone Wright is here!

Savior is formerly known as The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright, it has been re-edited, a little bit of new content added and given a new name and new cover.
Savior (A Higher Collective Novel)
Alexander Lucas is a man of faith, casino owner and vampire. He should be living the Reno high life of riches and immortality. Instead, he wakes each night despising the blood on his hands and begging for a reason to continue on.

The last beat of his heart took place shortly after losing his family to a gruesome and violent death. One snowy night, the creature who had been stalking him finally took his life, in turn giving him the gift of immortality. Yet, immortality to Alex is not a gift, but rather a curse to live in eternal pain.

Nearly a century of tortured existence leads him to a dumpster in a dark alley where he finds a reason for continuing on. Nestled between bits of debris and rubbish a tiny infant wails for help. He calls for his best friend and guardian angel, Danielle, who explains to him that he has been chosen to raise this baby, for she would someday become a very powerful, natural witch. She tells him it is now his job to protect her from the enemy who wants her so badly, yet also to be her father.

Thinking this angel is out of her mind, Alex refuses many times until Danielle convinces him that the enemy, Malcolm and his wife Levine, cannot obtain the child and that they are, indeed attempting to find her. He must keep her safe, because if evil hands raise her than she will grow to possess the power to annihilate them all.

Luckily, Alex is not alone, he has The Higher Collective to assist in his mission. With the combined powers of the Vampires, Angels, Dark Angels, Witches and Warlocks, The Higher Collective prepares for a battle to protect the child from the evil she may possibly inherit.

Jennifer Malone Wright
Author Bio
Jennifer Malone Wright is best known for her short story series, The Vampire Hunter's Daughter. Other works include the follow up to The Vampire Hunter's Daughter series called The Arcadia Falls Chronicles and her vampire novel called Savior. Jennifer also co-authors a series called Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse.
She resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children where she practices preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Just kidding!
But seriously, between the craziness of taking care of her children, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on her beloved fiction or chatting with her equally crazy friends.
Jennifer also loves coffee, has a passionate affair with red bull, wishes the sushi were better where she lives and dances while she cleans.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Under the Dome...

I've recently watched the first two (2) episodes of the highly anticipated mini series based on Stephen King's bestselling book, Under the Dome. I have to say, I effing loved it! I hadn't even purchased the book yet, but I rectified that little dilemma earlier in the week. I tried starting the book as a bedtime read, however it's proving difficult to put the book down. Now, while I think the book so far is good, it's definitely NOT King's best work. After reading The Langoliers, Salem's Lot, IT, Storm of the Century-- Under the Dome is sort of falling short of the thrilling twists that I'm used to while reading the Master's work. I'll leave a full review as soon as I'm finished reading. I'm also going to leave a review for the mini series as a separate review. <3

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Mel's Review of Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton

Your strength in heart and hand will fall. . . .
Ellie knows that the darkest moments are still to come, and she has everything to fight for:

She must fight for Will.
The demonic have resorted to their cruelest weapons to put Will in mortal danger, and Ellie makes an unlikely alliance to save him and to stop Lilith and Sammael, who seek to drown the world in blood and tear a hole into Heaven.

She must fight for humanity.
As the armies of Hell rise and gather for the looming End of Days, Ellie and her band of allies travel to the world’s darkest and most ancient regions in her quest to come into her full glory as the archangel Gabriel.

And Ellie must save herself.
Her humanity withers beneath the weight of her cold archangel power, but Ellie must hold tight to who she is and who she loves as she prepares for the ultimate battle for Heaven and Earth.

In this final installment in the Angelfire trilogy, Courtney Allison Moulton brings her dark world of epic battles and blistering romance to a blazing bright conclusion.

Mel's Review
4 Penguins
Good stuff! I am actually a little mad at myself for not reading this book sooner. I got it not realizing it was the final book in a series so I put it off to the side because I was afraid it would be hard to get into and follow since I haven't read any of the previous books. I WAS WRONG! It was a great book with some very interesting characters and the plot was exciting and very easy to follow to the point where I didn't want to put it down. And I admit I was tearing up by the end and needed to stop just to get some tissue. I can only imagine how much more emotionally attached I would have been if I had started reading from the first book. Which I have every intention of going back to read now. All I can say is Well Done Courtney and I am very interested to see what you come out with next! In my opinion definitely recommended.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

As I sit here preparing food and getting things ready to celebrate our nation's Independance Day with family and friends, I'm reminded of exactly why we celebrate this day. Our soldiers, past and present, have paid and continue to pay a very high price for our freedom. I hope that you take a moment to reflect on that as well today as you are enjoying cookouts, swimming, fireworks and family. I know I will!

As always, until next time...