BOOK REVIEW # 2016-033 – MOON BORNE

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I won an e-book copy of this book from The Romance Reviews Mega Anniversary & Valentines Party and the following is my honest opinion.

Having watched the Hercules – The Legendary Journeys starring Kevin Sorbo television series I had imagines of that program played in my mind as I read this book. Naturally the program didn’t contain any of the well written hot, steamy sex scenes this book contains, nor did the passion although there hit the same level.

Having an Amazon woman, Kyme, while she’s still mortal, being the female protagonist in the story and Arsenius, a godlike alpha male made for an entertaining love-hate relationship between the two especially when the Gods get involved with it with a plan of their own.

I truly enjoyed how the author took would might have been an interesting modern day romance added in mythology with a touch of fantasy to give her readers a story of a hot alpha male and an adept Amazon woman who had the ability of giving him a real challenge in the game of love. Who’s going be the winner, or will it end in a tie, I’m not saying; read the book to find out. Which is why I’m given 5 STARS to this book.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014HZUKZI

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014HZUKZI

 

 

 

 

STATUS REPORT # 72

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If you’ve noticed I’ve slowed down a bit in the posting of my book reviews. The reason is two-fold, one I’ve not been able to win as many books I used to last year and those I do win I’m slow in receiving. The second reason is I’m happy to say is that my dear OH has stopped using the wheelchair we have and is able to walk to get where we need to be. We’re still using a home attendant for bathing, dressing, transitioning out/into the bed, and from in/out of the wheelchair to watch the television as well as the nearby recliner.

I’m also glad that all this going on my ranking on Amazon is the best is has ever been; with 265 reviews, my ranking as of today is 5,536. So if you’re looking for your next book to read, you’re invited to check out my reviews at :

http://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A19QLCLVPLZH0B

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-032 – THE GEEK CLUB

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To better understand this book one first needs to look at the meaning of the word “geek.” And according to Wikipedia it means:

“A slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a “peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, or socially awkward.”

The parents of today’s children had individuals who were referred to as Geeks, and so did their parents as they were growing up. However, the violence against them was not as prolific as it is today. And while schools always had bullies even going back to the 1940’s, the issue of their presence back then is not as is in the forefront of news-worthy stories today.

The premise of this book deals with three boys: Austin, J J, and Josh, who have to deal with Ron, the new kid at school, who happens to be the quintessence of what a bully is supposed to be. They knew that violence would only beget more violence and therefore could not be the solution to the situation they had to deal. Instead, these three decided to form a club of geeks to formulate a viable solution to their situation.  Since none of them were considered to be cool according to the standards of others they needed to figure out what could and would make them cool in their own right; enough that others at their school would want to join their club, and perhaps even the bully protagonist, Ron.

For having presented the subject of bullying in such an enjoyable manner I’ve given this book 5 STARS.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B6ZKI68

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01B6ZKI68

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-031 – JOKES FOR KIDS – 200 KNOCK KNOCK JOKES

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In order to have a supply of books to review since I don’t accept requests to review books, which is why I’m always entering giveaways, and how I came to receive a mobi.file [KINDLE] copy of this book; and the following is my honest opinion.

What child hasn’t ever heard of or told a knock knock joke? As a child of the 1950’s I definitely remember telling them to my friends and have them telling to my friends

 

Knock, Knock who’s there?

Boy.

Boy who?

Boy, I can’t believe Jill kissed Jack. Can you?

 

Everyone kept trying to come up with new ones, and to see who could come up with the most funniest one.

As adults we can remember the fun we all had with these knock knock jokes. And at the same time we can recognize something about them which we totally missed as a child.

Knock knock jokes have an intrinsically unique characteristic to them. They’re all based on puns; a play on words based upon what the who word in the joke happens to be. If you examine all the ones listed in this book, you’ll see how true this remark is. As kids we had no knowledge of this, we had no knowledge that while we telling them to our friends we had been increasing our verbal skills as we tried to come up with new knock knock jokes.

For allowing the kids of today to experience the fun we as adults when we were their age, and for furthering the creativity of the minds of our children, I’ve given this book 5 STARS.

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BLKYNJ6

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01BLKYNJ6

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-030 – POET ROBOT

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I feel fortunate to have received one of the seven paperback copies of this book which had been offered by the author on his recent LibraryThing giveaway and the following is my honest opinion.

I found Mr. Wong’s writing in this book to be quite raw as I sensed his unwillingness to be intimidated by certain standards of the literary world as what’s appropriate to write about and what’s not. While, given the wide variety of genres and books I’ve read/rewrite nothing really shocks me when it comes to the written, some who read this book might be taken back with the coarse language used by this author; so be forewarned.

After reading some of the pieces contained in this book, the reader’s mind will want to stop and contemplate as to what it has just read; primarily due to all of the possibilities those words have created.

For having written a thought provoking endeavor without pulling any punches as to what has been said, this book is getting 5 STARS from me.

US: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0997135506

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0997135506

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-029 – WILLIAM HEIRENS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE LIPSTICK KILLER

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I love reading Jack Rosewood’s series of book of true crime stories which is why I’m always entering the giveaways he has on LibraryThing which is how I came to receive a mobi.file copy of this book and the following is my honest opinion.

William Heiren’s is unlike any criminal or mass murder Mr. Jackson has written about before. Even though he had been born during the Great Depression, neither he; nor his younger or older brothers ever suffered from want. They always had food to eat, clothes to wear, and had been brought up in a religious manner; knowing what right from wrong, and sex being a dirty word.

Heiren’s major problem growing up is of being a loner who had been unable to connect to anyone even his own parents. All this resulted in a repressed sexual behavior which involved women’s underwear which he routinely would steal from basement laundry rooms, etc. He knew what he was doing was totally wrong but he also knew he just couldn’t stop himself. This is why he cried out for help after having taken the life of his second victim by writing a message on a wall using her lipstick. Further, the victim herself didn’t match the usual profile of other victims, no drug/alcohol use, no sexual involvement with men, in short, she was an All American Girl.

Using methods which by today’s standards would be consider illegal, the Chicago detectives brought Heiren’s reign of terror to a relatively quick conclusion. While the number of victims who died in low in comparison to other serial murderers is low, he only killed three; the total number of burglaries he committed made for a one-man crime wave in Chicago.

Mr. Rosewood also, as usual, gives his readers a thorough psychological picture of Heiren, which when taken with the rest of the book, is the reason I’ve given this book 5 STARS.             

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/153001946X

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/153001946X

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-028 – DAILY PROMPTS TO SPUR CREATIVITY

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I won an e-book version of this book through the author’s giveaway on LibraryThing and the following is my honest opinion.

Being a Book Reviewer as well as an author I know firsthand how it is to sit just staring at the blank screen of my desktop computer and not knowing what to write next. This, for those who don’t know, is the dreaded condition of authors known as Writer’s Block.

There are several remedies for this condition, from going to another room to listen to one’s favorite music, go for a walk or leisurely drive somewhere. And for others it’s writing something in response to prompt, prompts can involve an idea or a specific scene.

For me it’s writing a Flash Fiction, consisting of only five sentences, to tell a story in based on a single prompt word. At times I felt the need to increase the difficulty present for each prompt word; and I did it by using the letters of the prompt word as an acrostic to begin each of the five sentences to tell the story in.

Unlike the limitation here, in writing your response to each of the 365 prompts presented in this book you’ve got no restriction as what or how to write a response and if you’d like, you can go back to any given prompt as often as you want. The variety of prompts contained in the book will help get those little grey cells of your mind working again.

For helping authors and anyone interested in writing something either for themselves or a contest get their creativity humming, I’m giving Ms. Divitt 5 STARS.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014PZ77HO

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014PZ77HO

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