Friday, July 17, 2015

Promise of Mercy by Kurt D. Springs (Review and Giveaway)

Promise of Mercy by Kurt D. Springs
Tate Publishing
ISBN: 978-1680289701
Trade paperback, pages

My Review
Reviewed by Fil Piccolo

Promise of Mercy is the second book in the Dreamscape Warriors series by Kurt D. Springs. It continues the story some 25 years later with many of the main characters from Price of Vengeance (Book #1). I really enjoyed the first book in this series and you can read my review of Price of Vengeance.

Well-written and intelligent, the Dreamscape series blend escapism through a futuristic sci-fi novel with moral dilemmas that get the reader emotionally involved. And it's got a great cover!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Two Hearts by James Eric Richey (Review, Guest Post and Giveaway)

Two Hearts: When I Said I Do, I Meant Forever by James Eric Richey
Jer Books
ISBN: 978-0990918103
Published: Dec 2014
Trade paperback, 426 pages

My Review
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

I love reading different genre and this time I decided to delve into a contemporary Western romance. I'm always fascinated when men authors write romance and I must say, Richey did such a good job of pulling me into this story and into the lives of Jaxon and Annie. And his portrait of the way men and women react differently to things in a relationship was right on.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Price of Vengeance by Kurt D. Springs (Review & Giveaway)

Price of Vengeance: A Dreamscape Warriors Novel by Kurt D. Springs
Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC
ISBN: 978-1629944586
Published April 2014
Trade Paperback, 319 pages

My Review:
Reviewed by Fil Piccolo

Price of Vengeance is a futuristic sci-fi novel about Liam, a soldier who defends the last remaining city from an infestation of chitin, huge insects that kill humans.

Although the story seems to be mainly about a sci-fi military action tale about killer insects (and it is for those who enjoy this kind of novel) the real story is how a person's values can help them through the most bitter experiences.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Her Sister's Shoes by Ashley Farley (Review & Giveaway)

Her Sister's Shoes by Ashley Farley
Leisure Time Books
ISBN: 9780986167218
Published June 2015
Trade Paperback, 380 pages

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

I was anxious to dig into a good Southern women's fiction novel and reading Her Sister's Shoes did not disappoint. It transported me to a coastal South Carolina town and into the lives of the Sweeney Sisters. I come from a family where we are three sisters, so I was able to appreciate the nuances and the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship of these sisters.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps by Carole Staveley (Review and Giveaway)

Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps: Building the Mindset and Team You Need to Suffer Less and Achieve More by Carole Staveley
Influence Publishing
ISBN: 978-1771411141
Published: May 2015
Trade Paperback, 194 pages

My Review
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

Seventeen years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I didn't believe the first rhumatologist so I went to see a second one who told me the same thing. It was devastating. But I'm not the type of person to sit back and mope. Oh, I did that initially. I was constantly tired and achy and hated not being able to get all that I wanted done. So I did research. I read tons of books and I got informed. I decided to take charge of my health. That made a big difference because I began to make lifestyle changes that helped.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Aoleon The Martian Girl: The Luminess of Mars (Part #2) by Brent LeVasseur

Aoléon The Martian Girl: The Luminess of Mars (Book #2), written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
Aoleon Press
Published Feb 23, 2015
eBook, 90 pages

Our Thoughts:
Reviewed by Laura & Son

So the adventure continues in Part 2 of Aoleon The Martian Girl, a five-part sci-fi adventure novel for kids and adults alike. My son, Alessio and I loved Aoleon The Martian Girl: First Contact (Part #1) where we were introduced to a fun-loving teen Martian girl named Aoleon who came to visit Earth and ended up taking Gilbert, the Nebraskan farm boy back to Mars with her.