Thursday, April 20, 2017

Audio Book Review: A Human Element

A Human Element

By:  Donna Galanti

Publish Date:  July 24, 2014, Audiobook Release January 10, 2017

Format:  Audiobook - 10 hrs 8 mins
Narrated By:  Chase Bradley

Genre:  Science Fiction Thriller

Series:  1st in The Element Trilogy series

Impression:  An alien influenced story.

Synopsis:
Evil comes in many forms…

One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next.

Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite in her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a madman, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together.

But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his, and she has two choices—redeem him or kill him.

First Sentence:
Ben Fieldstone jumped over the rotted log at the edge of Coopersville Lake.

Purchase At:
Amazon  /  Barnes & Nobles 

Audible

My Thoughts and Summary:
*I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Donna Galanti and Auspicious Apparatus Press. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.



Chase is a new voice for me. In the first chapter I wanted a little more emotion from him, to feel Ben's excitement at looking at the starts and his stunned sorrow at what happened when the meteorite hit. After listening, Chase did do some softer tones with the female characters or deeper tone if noted for a male character. But not a lot of difference between characters other than that. Chase was an okay voice for me. The audio felt clean and no mistakes while I listened.


We have two characters we follow through their lives, Laura and Ben. Ben lives a completely different life than Laura, it's a bit darker in growing up and living. We see little things that Laura does to help those she meets and cares for. Ben...I wasn't sure he has any abilities, but he's had a rough life after the meteorite crashed into the cabin his parents were in. We get the answer to why Ben is so important. But Laura has abilities and we see that from the beginning. There is something more to her.

I know the beginning is building up our relationship with the main characters, building who they are from main events in their lives. But it felt slow for me. We get glimpses of their lives over the years, moments that are (I guess) to be huge impacts on them. I liked Laura but not Ben as much. I should feel bad for Ben with his upbringing, but I just didn't feel it.

Laura makes a vow when her parents die, to never use her powers again. I found this to not connect for me. She wasn't there to try to help them when they died, so that wouldn't connect to her powers. The other two vows, yes they fit and connect. Though I grew to accept this vow as the book progressed.

We get most of the story between Laura and Ben. But there are a few moments that we get from others. The other views share input on if that person is really good or bad, or shares about things we don't know yet. These characters are interesting and highly influential to out main characters.

Each chapter gives us the year it's happening in. We also get told how old everyone is. It's specifically given, so we don't have to do that math but feels like it's an extra in each chapter. After a while, I got tired of being told.

In the chapters there are moments where we reflect on things that happened or how the character came to this moment. Sometimes, with being audio, I would get confused as to when I am in their lives. But then the author would give a solid line that lets me know what I read was a reflective moment and where we are now. There's a lot of reflective moments.

I struggled with believing Laura and her reasoning. At times it felt like she was doing what the author wanted, not living her life. That sounds strange as it's written by the author, but her movements didn't feel to have a continuous flow for me all the time, she was going through the actions of the story. I guess it's more I just didn't feel the sympathetic or empathetic feel for the characters.

The story felt traditional in the genre it's written. This isn't a bad thing, just didn't wow me either.



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Audio Book Review: Buccaneer

Buccaneer

By:  David Wood

Publish Date:  November 10, 2012, Audiobook Release February 12, 2013

Format:  Audiobook - 6 hrs 55 mins
Narrated By:  Jeffrey Kafer

Genre:  Adventure, Suspense, Thriller

Series:  1st in A Dane Maddock Adventure series; 3rd Book ~ Quest, 7th Book ~ Ark

Impression:  A little more personal adventure for Dane, with action.

Synopsis:
For more than two centuries the Oak Island Money Pit has baffled researchers and foiled treasure hunters, and when Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake take up the search, they get much more than they bargained for. Danger lies at every turn as they search for a treasure out of legend that dates back to the time of Christ. Ancient wonders, hidden temples, mythical creatures, secret societies, and foes new and old await as Dane and Bones unravel a pirate’s deadly secret in Buccaneer.

First Sentence:
It was a stormy day on the Arabian Sea.

Purchase At:
Amazon  /  Barnes & Nobles  /  Book Depository

Audible

My Thoughts and Summary:
*I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

This is an older audio book for Jeffrey. And I enjoyed it. Jeffrey was free to voice different people with different tones and accents, making them all unique and easy to know who's talking in the story. This is just fun to listen to. Jeffrey's voice feels perfect for Dane and Bones's personalities, along with the crew around them. As always, the audio is seamless and clear.

I think I say it every time I listen to one of these books, I just love the easy sense of humor I get from Dane Maddock, Bones, and all around them. They make me smile and I enjoy their dangerous adventures. Avery even has a wonderful sense of humor, even in a time of stress. lol.

Our guys meet Avery for the first time in this book. She seems to fit in perfectly. lol. And there's a reason for that. We learn it here. I love Angel, Bone's sister. She's one kick butt kind of woman, just as tough as we would expect. She gets into the rough and tough fights just like the boys. Oh and this woman can hold her own in those fights.

I enjoyed learning a bit more about Dane's parents in this book. The project we are on is connected to his father's research. Sadly, his parents were killed in an auto accident, but we see their impact on Dane which gives us a feel for them.

We also see the beginnings of other groups that could be trouble for Dane and Bones after this book, and I know it will be. Also that Dane and crew will work with in the future.

What they find! Oh my! Then my minds wheels start turning. How did something like that come into existence so many years ago? In a time it shouldn't be! Very interesting. I can't tell you what they find as it'll take the wow away from you. You just have to read or listen to find out.

I enjoy the writing as we focus on the current job/project that we are on. There is always enough to bring us to want more as well, to solve all the mysteries behind the ages old treasures. And there are more books to do just that. Though, there is two places where the wrong character was named, someone who wasn't even there at that moment. But, I'll over look that with the love I have for these characters and thrilling stories. (Heck, this audio is from 2012, so the book could have been re-edited to fix it since then, in case you read it.)

I find I get anxious when listening to these stories. I want to sit and listen to it all on a fast speed so I can get the whole story right now! lol. I don't. I listen at regular speed to savior all that's said and the performance by Jeffrey.


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Post #164

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share new about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

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I missed last weeks Sunday Post, again. I seem to be on the every other week schedule these days. We spent the day on Saturday (before - last week) at kiddo's college of choice. We got to talk to more people and have an idea what to expect in the future. More college visits, it seems. lol.

With college visits and trying to find a routine it's been a bit crazy. I've been working on editing stuff and trying to get out to cut grass and kiddo's college stuff and finish taxes and and and. Yeah. It's been a full to do list here. Memorial weekend and graduation will be upon us before we know it and then things should calm a little...I hope.

And I'm late getting the post up today. I forgot Easter was coming until it was upon us. Happy Easter to all that celebrate.

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The Fit Booker:

Goal:  Workout in any form of exercise (or on Wii Fit) 2x's a week. (to feel better and hope to drop a few pants sizes)

How did I do last week... Ugh. My memory is on the fritz. I'm going to pass on trying to remember. I know I've been doing well with walks, cutting grass, and working out at the gym.

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What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Content Editing Work

Current Audiobook:
Agent G: Infiltrator by C.T. Phipps

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy by Laura Nicole Spencer (You can listen for free too!)


Finished Last Week: 
The Perils of Prague by Doc Coleman

Audiobooks from Audible:
A Spell of Trouble by Leighann Dobbs & Traci Douglass
Buccaneer by David Wood
Command Decisions by Terry Mixon
Gilded Cage by Sherry D. Ficklin


Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing yet.


DNFed:

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Last Week on the Blog:


Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)

Guest Posts:



Posts:
Mythical Monday - Frankenstein's Monster

Mythical Monday - Tale as Old as Time

Spellbound in a Flash:
Nothing new last week. I have pictures to touch up and share, but time has not been sharing lately.

Challenged Writers:
March Update on writer-ly items, with a picture of book working on.


Around the Internet...


Reviews:
Timekeeper by Tara Sim

"I love the magic of the clock towers... The romance is a sweet draw that I really enjoyed... We get a mystery as well. There are a few elements that make us curious."

Feedback Loop by Harmon Cooper

"I enjoyed the humor in some of Quantum's quick clips and comments. This was entertaining to listen to. I had a feel of a few different blends in this creation. Fantasy, 1950's, Matrix, and more. I enjoyed this story to the end and look forward to seeing Quantum get stronger and venture in the virtual world again to help more people."

Forgotten by Frances Pauli

"It all comes together in the end. I felt like so much was here! At the ending, last about two hours, I didn't want to do anything else but listen to all the information and details of how things worked out."

A Spell of Trouble by Leighann Dobbs & Traci Douglass

"The best way to solve a mystery is dig in, ask questions, and keep thinking when a suspect doesn't pan out at first try. It may lead you to the true culprit. And Issy does just this."


Podcast Review:




Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



GIVEAWAYS:
Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza - 5 winners. You pick 1 of 2 audiobooks offered.

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This Week to Come on the Blog:


I have a Mythical Monday scheduled, and I'll work to get two reviews finished and scheduled.


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Received Last Weeks:
(Note: Links to Amazon are buy links where I could earn commission, in case you are interested.)


For Review Consideration:




Audio Books Requested for Review:
Gilded Cage by Sherry D. Ficklin
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious boot-legger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father’s empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy she once loved has become a ruthless killer for hire. To keep her family’s dangerous secrets Masie is forced into a lie that will change the course of her future—and leave her trapped in a gilded cage of her own making. As she watches her world fall apart, Masie must decide whether to take her place in the hierarchy, or spread her wings, leaving the people she loves, and the life she despises, far behind her.

Two worlds collide in Gatsby era New York, in a time of dazzling speakeasies and vicious shoot-outs, of gritty gangsters and iridescent ingénues, where not everything that sparkles is gold.

*This is the first of the Canary Club series and is a short story introduction into the forthcoming novels.

Agent G: Infiltrator by C.T. Phipps
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Goodreads Synopsis:
“Black Technology has made murder a billion dollar industry.” 

The International Refugee Society has twenty-six cybernetically enhanced “Letters,” and for the right price, they’ll eliminate anyone. They’ve given up their families and their memories for ten years of service with the promise of a life of luxury awaiting them. 

Agent G is one of these “Letters,” but clues to his past are starting to emerge while he’s on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the Society’s most dangerous competitor. In the midst of all the violence, subterfuge, and deceit, he’ll need to keep his wits about him and trust sparingly. 

After all if an organization will kill for money, what would they do to keep the truth hidden?

Stone Cold Bastards by Jake Bible
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Only a rag-tag team of gargoyles stands between humanity and extinction.

Hell has released its ravening horde of demons, leaving most of humanity a puke-spewing, head-spinning mess of possession.

Humanity’s last hope? A team of misfit gargoyles—including a cigar chomping, hard-ass grotesque—come alive and ready for battle during the End of Days. They guard the last cathedral-turned-sanctuary atop a bald knoll in the North Carolina mountains.

Gargoyle protection grudgingly extends to any human who can make it inside the Sanctuary, but the power of the stonecutter blood magic, which protects the sanctuary, may not be enough when a rogue grotesque and his badly-wounded ward arrive.

All the hounds of hell are on their heels. The last Sanctuary is about to fall.

Hell's Rejects by M.R. Forbes
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Goodreads Synopsis:
The most powerful starships ever constructed are gone. Thousands are dead. A fleet is in ruins. The attackers are unknown. The orders are clear: Recover the ships. Bury the bastards who stole them. 

Lieutenant Abigail Cage never expected to find herself in Hell. As a Highly Specialized Operational Combatant, she was one of the most respected soldiers in the military. Now she's doing hard labor on the most miserable planet in the universe. 

Not for long. 

The Earth Republic is looking for the most dangerous individuals it can control. The best of the worst, and Abbey happens to be one of them. The deal is simple: Bring back the starships, earn your freedom. Try to run, you die. It's a suicide mission, but she has nothing to lose. 

The only problem? There's a new threat in the galaxy. One with a power unlike anything anyone has ever seen. One that's been waiting for this moment for a very, very, long time. And they want Abbey, too. 

Be careful what you wish for. 

They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. They have no idea.

The Science of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Gary Karkofsky a.k.a Merciless: The Supervillain without Mercy™ returns in the fourth volume of the popular Supervillainy Saga. Having discovered the world's greatest superhero slain by his doppelganger from another reality, Merciful: The Supervillain with Mercy™, and the arrogant President Omega, Gary dedicates himself to overthrowing both. Unfortunately, this is harder than it looks since Merciful has all of Gary's genre savviness while President Omega has the entire brainwashed United States military behind him. In the end, though, there can be only one ruler of the world and two of these three feuding villains will have to go.



Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Book:



Audio:
Speakeasy Dead by Vicky Loebel
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Bright Young DEAD Things

Have Clara Woodsen's attempts to save her silent film idol from an untimely death unleashed a zombie plague? Or are her speakeasy customers just really bad at dancing the Charleston?

Speakeasy manager Clara Woodsen will do anything to save her silent film idol from an untimely death. Even summon a demon. Even bet her soul she can teach his half-human/half-cheetah assistant to foxtrot. But Clara's devotion is tested when the love of her life turns out to be one of the walking dead. What's more, people around her are beginning to act strange.

Have Clara's efforts unleashed a zombie plague? Or are her customers just really bad at dancing the Charleston? And can Clara find true happiness with the man of her dreams if she uses her...brains?

A P.G. Wodehouse-Inspired Romantic Zombie Comedy



Free Ebooks:
(On my Kindle and Nook App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Revel: Twelve Dancing Princesses Retold by Demelza Carlton
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Twelve princesses. One wounded soldier. A mystery that must be solved.
Once upon a time...
Princess Bianca is sent with her sisters to the summer palace, a place no maiden has ever returned from. While her sisters seem perfectly happy, she has only one desire: escape.
Vasco, a wounded soldier on his way home from war, stumbles across the summer palace and sets out to solve the mystery no man has managed to yet. If only they let him live long enough...
Can the fair maiden and the wounded soldier uncover the sinister secret before it's too late?

Accord of Honor by Kevin O McLaughlin
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Goodreads Synopsis:
War over energy resources devastated the Earth and her colony on the moon. A new agreement was reached between the nations of the world: The Lunar Accord. Designed to end the possibility of war in space for all time, it bars nations or individuals from arming ships in space. 

Twenty peaceful years have passed since the Accord was signed. Now someone has broken the rules, and now armed ships are attacking freighters and kidnapping their crews. 

One man saw the danger, all those years ago - Admiral Nicholas Stein, hero and villain of the last war. He argued against the Accord and was ridiculed for it. 

Now he and his son Thomas are all that stands between humanity and a ruthless enemy who will stop at nothing to control space - and from there, enslave us all.

The Pain of Compassion by Roland Boykin
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Generations have passed since the Deluti War saw the destruction of the Council of Five and the loss of their Amulets of Focus. The amulets lay hidden and wait for the immortal blood of the Deluti to return through the line of men. The Spirits will choose who in the new generation will wear the amulets to counter the growing power of the Dark Lord.
Navon d’Roddell, the lonely son of a minor Baron, is chosen first. The Ancient One sends an ogre and a light-shifter to protect young Navon from the agents of the Dark Lord who will stop at nothing to gain control of an amulet.
Princess Sofia Salidoris is chosen also, but the amulet refuses until she overcomes the fear of her anger burning deep within. The ambition of an older sister drives her from their home.
Will Navon survive being pushed to the limit of his compassion, and Sofia harness the power of her anger before the evil of the Dark Lord plunges their kingdoms into war once again?

Just Another Day in Hell by Demelza Carlton
Goodreads Synopsis:
From May the Fourth: A collection of stories across time and Space

In Just Another Day in Hell, Demelza Carlton leads the reader to hell and back. Lucifer has to deal with his devilish girlfriend, demons, and how to get away with harassing the minions in the HELL Corporation. Add in an angelic temp employee, and Luce may find the way to hell paved with good intentions.

See You In Hell by Demelza Carlton
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Hate your job? Try working in HELL!

Melody Angel takes a job as a temp at the HELL Corporation. Surrounded by eternal bureaucracy gone mad, demons who love making life miserable, and dying for a decent coffee, it may take a miracle for Mel's mission to succeed. She must find out what evil plans the Lord of Lies has up his sleeve and stop him, using any means necessary. Lucifer and his minions are out to take over the world, but there's more than money at stake when the Devil drives. 

Adding trouble and temptation to Mel's job is Luce Iblis, the damnably hot CEO, who has set his smouldering eyes on the new office angel and is determined to claim her, body and soul. 

Can ultimate evil and angelic perfection escape a limbo of desire and find a paradise of their own?

Melody Angels Guide to Heaven and Hell by Demelza Carlton
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Can't tell an angel from a demon? Want to know more about supernatural beings? Ever wonder why Lilith's so interested in children? Or how many levels there are in Hell?
Look no further!
This is Melody Angel's guide to some of the immortals found on Earth and in Heaven and Hell, with concise descriptions of their history and the realms they reside in.
A companion guide to Demelza Carlton's Mel Goes to Hell series, which consists of:
Welcome to Hell (#1)
See You in Hell (#2)
Mel Goes to Hell (#3)
To Hell and Back (#4)
The Holiday From Hell (#5)

Oceans Trial by Demelza Carlton
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Smuggled ashore by the kind widow Merry D'Angelo, Maria begins her new life in the colonial port city of Fremantle.
With the help of a young fisherman named Tony, she fights to find her place among a people so different to her own.
Yet danger lurks beneath the surface of the turbulent harbour waters as her past races to catch up with her; threatening her future and her friends, and forcing her to choose between her old love and the new.

Fury Rising by Yasmine Galenorn
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Goodreads Synopsis:
"My name is Kaeleen Donovan. I'm a Theosian-a minor goddess. They call me Fury."

By day, I run the Crossroads Cleaning Company, and I also read fortunes and cast hexes at Dream Wardens, a magical consulting shop. But by night, I'm oath-bound to Hecate, goddess of the Crossroads. Hecate charged me from birth with the task of hunting down Abominations who come in off the World Tree and sending them back to Pandoriam.

When the Thunderstrike-an ancient artifact from the time of the Weather Wars-is stolen by the Order of the Black Mist, Hecate orders me to find the magical device. The chaos magicians are out to upset the balance that Gaia instilled during the World Shift. But I soon discover that the leader of the Black Mist is out to do more than stir up trouble-he's looking to set up a new world order with himself on the throne. Caught between two rival forces, will my friends and I be able to survive as we search for the Thunderstrike and attempt to stop a war that could bring about the end of the civilization?
 

Dear NSA by Harmon Cooper
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Goodreads Synopsis:
From the writer of the Life is a Beautiful Thing series comes a collection of stories about the times we share. 

In "Pedo Drew," a man loses a bet and is forced to go around his neighborhood confessing to a terrible crime. In "Dear NSA," a woman's obsession with the NSA finds her writing love e-mails to federal agents desperately hoping for a reply. "Tips for DEA Sex Party" is a slide show presentation telling DEA agents how to throw and attend sex parties. 

"The Internet Kill Switch Fiasco" is a history paper written in the 2030s about social media gone wrong, the global loss of the internet and its aftereffects. "From My Cold Dead Hands" is a serious piece about gun violence and paranoia in Texas.

Cruel and Unusual by C.E. Wilson
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Goodreads Synopsis:
Malcolm Davenport is serving time.

On a remote island in Alaska, Malcolm is part of Project Isolation, where he must reflect on the crime that cost him the only thing he ever loved. He spends his days and nights alone, with his thoughts and his art—drawing the woman he lost.

But his isolation comes to a strange and abrupt halt when a miniature winged woman with pink hair and striking blue eyes comes literally crashing through his cell and his life.

Is Verity Nine a fairy? A sophisticated spy drone? She’s says she’s a human, and she just might be the answer to the pardon he’s so desperately wanted. But at what cost? The closer Malcolm gets to Verity, the less he sees a fantastical creature or a robot—what he sees is a woman for whom he might be willing to sacrifice it all.
 

Enchant: Beauty and the Beast by Demelza Carlton
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell.
Once upon a time...
The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father's lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island's ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She's not sure she can reverse the spell, but she's determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can't be all bad...no matter how beastly his appearance.
Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?

Archangel Down by C. Gockel
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Goodreads Synopsis:
In the year 2432, humans think they are alone in the universe. They’re wrong.

Commander Noa Sato plans a peaceful leave on her home planet Luddeccea ... but winds up interrogated and imprisoned for her involvement in the Archangel Project. A project she knows nothing about.

Professor James Sinclair wakes in the snow, not remembering the past twenty four hours, or knowing why he is being pursued. The only thing he knows is that he has to find Commander Sato, a woman he’s never met.

A military officer from the colonies and a civilian from Old Earth, they couldn’t have less in common. But they have to work together to save the lives of millions—and their own.
Every step of the way they are haunted by the final words of a secret transmission:

The archangel is down.

Welcome to Hell by Demelza Carlton
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Goodreads Synopsis:
"Good morning. Welcome to HELL."

Mel hates job interviews – and this one's shaping up to be the interview from Hell. 

From the grumpy receptionist to the disturbingly demonic interview panel and the sleazy CEO, it seems landing her first job is the least of Mel's worries. 

Can she make it out of the office alive without selling her soul?

Ocean's Justice by Demelza Carlton
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Goodreads Synopsis:
A mysterious castaway. A Scottish hero determined to protect her. Can they survive the storm?


Cast adrift on the Indian Ocean, Maria carries a terrible secret. Wherever she goes, death soon follows, and she's powerless to prevent it.
William McGregor boarded the SS Trevessa in search of adventure, but he gets more than he bargained for when he saves the mysterious Maria from the sea. She can't tell them her tragic tale, so the superstitious sailors make up their own stories - and some would sacrifice her to the waves to save themselves from the coming storm.
When the sharks start circling and the storm closes in, are sirens more than just a myth?

Free Audio Books/Stories:


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Reviews to Come:

Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron
The Sentinel by Chris Lester
The Muse by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Making the Cut by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Whispers in the Wood by Chris Lester
Lex Talionis by Starla Huchton
Spark by Starla Huchton
Heir to Kale by K.L. Bone
Tales from the Archives Vol 4 #5 - Old Sinner's Bones
The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan
A Human Element by Donna Galanti
The Perils of Prague by Doc Coleman
Buccaneer by David Wood
Command Decisions by Terry Mixon
Gilded Cage by Sherry D. Ficklin

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway


For Easter I'm thrilled to join the giveaway hop!

I will pick 5 winners. Yes FIVE winners!

What's the prize? Each winner will get to pick ONE of the following audiobooks from Audible. (Both are awesome books by a talented narrator.)

Stone Cold Bastards by Jake Bible
Only a rag-tag team of gargoyles stands between humanity and extinction.

Hell has released its ravening horde of demons, leaving most of humanity a puke-spewing, head-spinning mess of possession.

Humanity’s last hope? A team of misfit gargoyles—including a cigar chomping, hard-ass grotesque—come alive and ready for battle during the End of Days. They guard the last cathedral-turned-sanctuary atop a bald knoll in the North Carolina mountains.

Gargoyle protection grudgingly extends to any human who can make it inside the Sanctuary, but the power of the stonecutter blood magic, which protects the sanctuary, may not be enough when a rogue grotesque and his badly-wounded ward arrive.

All the hounds of hell are on their heels. The last Sanctuary is about to fall.

Clan by Realm Lovejoy
Clans are Unity. No variation. No deviation. On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them on an unforgiving planet. Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) was never supposed to survive the Incubation Tank. But he did. Illegally. He is different from the other Clans. A secret that could destroy him. _______ Suitable for ages 16+ The paperback contains illustrations by the author


Rules:
~ You pick ONE of the two books listed.
~ Winnings will be gifted through Audible.
~ Winners must have a US email addy with Audible.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cover Reveal: Lucifer's Star


I'm excited to share about this new book. It's by an author who's writing I've come to enjoy. C.T. Phipps. And he's teamed up with another to start a cool sounding space opera. Cool!

Lucifer's Star
A Spacers Saga #1
By:  C.T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus
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Description:

Count Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he'd been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on a interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland. Their mission for him? Destroy his clone before he's used to rouse the defeated Crius Archduchy from their apathy. 


LUCIFER'S STAR is the first novel of "A Space Saga", which is a dark science fiction space opera novel set in a world of aliens, war, politics, and slavery.




What do you think? Sounds like Cassius has some battles in front of him, and not just physically. I'm curious now!