Monday, February 27, 2017

Review: Keepers @KenechiUdogu

TITLE: Keepers
SERIES: The Mentalist Series #3
AUTHOR: Kenechi Udogu
RELEASE DATE: December 19th, 2016
SOURCE: complimentary copy

The dust appears to have settled after the brief descent of the Progressive Empaths on Sandes. But, if there is any truth to Anthony’s story, Gemma and her friends know they might soon have to face the mysterious Keepers. Myth or real threat, one thing is certain; running is no longer an option, for any of them. Can Gemma protect the ones she loves without forming an unlikely alliance?

Kenechi lives in London and enjoys writing fantasy/paranormal fiction and short stories (some of which she posts on her blog). She also hates the cold and hopes to one day figure out how to hibernate in winter.

The third book in The Mentalist series is the most mature in the series and the one that has more action in it. It jumps right into the action and if you haven't read the other books you will get lost. I think the author did a great job writing this book and if you liked the series you will find the end to be everything you expected.

Gemma has grown since the first book, she is not the scary shy girl anymore. She now has more knowledge about her powers and has faced so many enemies that she is not afraid to do what's necessary to protect those she loves. The final chapters are full of excitement and the adrenaline is at its highest point.

This one alternates POV between Russ and Gemma, which is great because it gives Russ a bigger role in the story and also we get to see a whole picture of what's going on. 

Overall, I really liked and enjoyed the final book and I think the author deserves a round of applause for the series.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Review: The Dragon of the Month Club @kittyhawkworld

TITLE: The Dragon of the Month Club
AUTHOR: Iain Reading
RELEASE DATE: December 18th 2014
PUBLISHER: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


The Dragon Of The Month Club is the exciting first installment in a new book series that tells the story of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who stumble across an extraordinarily magical book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of a very special and exclusive club - The Dragon of the Month Club.
On the thirteenth of every month a new dragon conjuring spell is revealed and the two friends attempt to summon the latest Dragon of the Month. The varieties are almost endless: Air Dragons, Paper Dragons, Fog Dragons, Waterfall Dragons, Rock Dragons, Tree Dragons - not to mention special bonus dragons for all the major holidays, including a particularly prickly Holly Dragon for Christmas.
But one day when a conjuring spell somehow goes wrong Ayana and Tyler find themselves unexpectedly drawn into a fantastical world of adventure based on the various books scattered all across Tyler's messy bedroom. Traveling from one book-inspired world to the next with nothing to rely on but their wits and a cast of strange and exotic dragons at their disposal they must try to somehow find their way home again.
Drawing inspiration from some of literature's most memorable stories - from 19th century German folktales to the streets of Sherlock Holmes's London - the adventures of Ayana and Tyler bring these classic stories to life in delightfully strange and unexpected ways. Filled with fascinating detail and non-stop action these books will spark the imaginations of readers of all ages to inspire a life-long love of reading and seeking out books that are just a little bit off the beaten track.

Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.

Iain writes middle grade and young adult books. His published works include the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, The Wizards of Waterfire Series, and the dragon of the month club. To learn more, go to AMAZON

Connect with Iain on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


It all changes in Ayana and Tyler's lives once they find a book that says they can conjure dragons, yes! real and alive dragons. What starts as a simple test to see if the book works soon becomes an extraordinary adventure through a magical world.

This book is fantastic, it has two kids as main characters but anyone can enjoy it. They both have sweet and genuine personalities and their lives needed a bit of fun in it.

As other Iain books, this one has an excellent writing style, the rhythm is steady and the story is so good you keep turning the pages. The author also includes stories we all know which is fascinating.

I really liked and enjoyed this book and can wait to read more about the cute dragons.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Review: The Gold Club @haskellbooks

TITLE: The Gold CLub
AUTHOR: David Haskell
RELEASE DATE: September 04th, 2015
SOURCE: complimentary copy

Business is booming at mega content provider Sahara Corporation, but none moreso than in the elusive, exclusive Sahara Gold Club. Clients pay dearly for gold club privileges, but the benefits are equally extraordinary. Using the full power of Sahara Corporation’s vast infrastructure, the club is used to boost online rankings, launching clients’ digital creations out of obscurity and into the spotlight. As the list of clients grows and the club expands, Sahara clock-puncher and club creator Ted Ward and his friends line their pockets. Unfortunately for Sahara management, the gold club isn't actually under their control. This company within a company is wholly concocted by Ted and his team of conspirators. Having taken matters into their own hands, they’re stealing clients and cash right out from under the noses of their employer. The rogue band of employees hack into the system, forging strong relationships with the clientele for beneficial exchange. But when Ted starts dating an up-and-coming singer/songwriter named Til Nune, he invites her into the club and promotes her interests above the rest. In a strange twist, the people in charge of the company find themselves benefiting from the new venture as well. The chase is on to catch the hackers and take them out without killing the golden goose.
The danger mounts as Security Chief Henry Fangue vows to bring them to justice at any cost. Treachery and sabotage turns friends into enemies, and the perils of public exposure, financial ruin, prison terms, and even more dire consequences threaten to send the whole enterprise crashing down.

Too Much Information is David Haskell's debut novel, published in July 2013. His second book, The Gold Club, is on sale now.

David lives near Tokyo, Japan with his wife and their eleven year old daughter. In addition to his two full-length novels, he has also published a number of short stories for the Japanese market.

Born and raised in New England, David is also a professional musician, and has performed with a number of well known groups including the Blue Devils of Concord, California, Kitchen Beat and the Jammitors at Tokyo DisneySea, and the Tokyo Disneyland Band.

The Golden Club is a good book to read if you want something different. There is a lot of intrigue, plotting and a game of who can benefit the most.

The book is well written, the dialogues are ok, they sound real and come naturally. The book has a changing POV so we can see the whole picture and see who is planning what.

The plot is solid and the story flows with a steady rhythm. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: Wind and Fire @fourbornbooks

TITLE: Wind and Fire
SERIES: Fourborn #1
AUTHOR: Megan Futcher
RELEASE DATE: October 6th, 2015
SOURCE: complimentary copy

In a world where the four elements rule as gods, the Gaias of Wind, Fire, Water and Earth determine the existence and fate of every man and woman. Threatening this seemingly perfect world this the Fourborn – a yet to be identified being born of all four races and the only one who has the power to set mankind free from it's elemental shackles. 

Divinely chosen in the pending chaos is a guardian from each race. With the words of an ancient prophesy as their only guide, they must find and protect the Fourborn at all costs or risk losing everything they hold dear. 

Kofi, an inexperienced warrior finds himself in a war without end. Fleeing the devastation, bloodshed and terror, he leaves his beloved homeland behind as he sets out on a journey with the promise of finding a cause that is worth fighting for. 

Lela, a child of the Wind and the Fire is determined to escape the life she was born into. Faced with a war of her own, she must find an inner balance if she is to claim the life she so desires. 

The worlds of Wind and Fire collide when Kofi and Lela find themselves caught up in an adventure of enormous proportions. Setting out on a mission that spans three lands, they must defy not only their Gaias and the prophesy but themselves in order to find the Fourborn while the dangers of an all consuming darkness takes shape around them.

I was born into a family of dedicated bibliophiles. I'm a proud introvert and some of my fondest memories are those of visiting libraries and local book stores. In many ways, growing up I saw my library card as my best friend. 

From the moment I was able to write a full sentence I was dabbling around with words, creating stories out of the fictional worlds and the characters that lived on in my imagination. Nearing the end of my school years I was swept up in the fast paced world of food and with a box of my most precious books under my arm, I moved away from home, determined to become a chef. After three years of study I graduated with a diploma in professional cooking. But it was during the many hours of pre-service preparation that I often found my mind wandering to a fantasy land and all I did on my days off was browse book stores and read. 

A move to a new country in 2010 set about a massive change in my personal and professional life. The long, fruitless hours I was spending in the kitchen finally caught up with me and in 2014 I took the plunge, trading my knives for a keyboard. 

My love of reading extends to a diverse range of genres including – fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction and the supernatural. People and cultures have always fascinated me too and I enjoy thumbing through heavy books on anthropology and archaeology. 

My novels and novellas dive into an unknown world before recorded history and I love asking the 'what if' question while I create and write a fantasy spin on human evolution.
The decision I made to 'go indie' started with me opening a new project in Scrivener for Linux, from there my eyes have been opened to so many fantastic possibilities. I'm a massive supporter of letting the creative mind go wild and indie publishing is such a great way to express oneself freely. I've met so many amazing people on my journey so far and the knowledge I'm gaining along the way is invaluable and I can only see it expanding as the indie revolution across all industries explodes in the coming future. 

Along with reading everything I can get my hands on, I'm an enthusiastic gamer (who is determined to get over FPS – first person sickness). I also love movie date nights, yoga and cooking for my family and friends. 

I currently live in Perth, Western Australia with my Trekkie husband, Andy.

Wind and Fire is a well thought and good written science fiction-fantasy with interesting characters and a smooth rhythm. 

With a prophecy as a guide, Kofi and Lela end up together living a tremendous adventure. The story has a lot of action and chapter by chapter a whole story is built. Their relationship flows naturally and you want them to be happy and successful in their quest.

The descriptions are really good and help to imagine this world divided into four races

Of course being the first book we still have some questions to answer. Overall is a good read and quite entertaining. The alternating POV was a good thing and I enjoyed it a lot.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ceruleans Anniversary Party: February (Giveaway)

Ceruleans Anniversary Party: February

Once upon a time a little girl told her grandmother that when she grew up she wanted to be a writer. Or a lollipop lady. Or a fairy princess. ‘Write, Charlotte,’ her grandmother advised. So that’s what she did.
Thirty-odd years later, Charlotte is a professional writer. For authors and publishers, she writes and edits books as The Book Specialist. For herself, she writes soulful, coming-of-age romance for young adults.
Charlotte grew up in the Royal County, a hop, skip and a (very long) jump from Windsor Castle, but these days she makes her home in a village of Greater Manchester with her husband and two children. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her walking someplace green, baking up a storm, or embarking on a DIY project. She recently achieved a lifetime ambition of creating a library in her home to house her ever-increasing collection of books. She pretends not to notice that the shelves are rather wonky.

You can find Charlotte online at:

Review: Burning Embers @fieldinghannah

TITLE: Burning Embers
AUTHOR: Hannah Fielding
RELEASE DATE: April 15th, 2015
PUBLISHER: London Wall Publishing
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

After calling off her wedding, Coral Sinclair, a beautiful but naive young photographer, learns that she has also lost her father. Leaving the life she's known in England, she sails to Kenya to take ownership of her inheritance - Mpingo, the plantation that was her childhood home. On the voyage, Coral meets a charismatic stranger and their mystifying attraction shakes her to the core. When she encounters him again days later near Mpingo, she is warned that the man is not to be trusted. Rafe de Monfort, owner of a nightclub and the neighbouring plantation, is not only a notorious womanizer but also entangled with Coral's stepmother, which may have contributed to her father's death - or so the rumours go.

Hannah Fielding is an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of two beautiful children and a career in property development – Hannah decided after so many years of yearning to write that the time was now. Today, she lives the dream: writing full time at her homes in Kent, England, and the South of France, where she dreams up romances overlooking breath-taking views of the Mediterranean. 
Hannah is a multi-award-winning novelist, and to date she has published five novels: Burning Embers, ‘romance like Hollywood used to make’, set in Kenya; The Echoes of Love, ‘an epic love story that is beautifully told’ set in Italy; and the Andalusian Nights Trilogy – Indiscretion, Masquerade and Legacy – her fieriest novels yet, set in sunny, sultry Spain. 

You can find Hannah online at:

Coral is going back to the place where she grew up. After her father's passing, she is back in Kenya. As soon as she arrives she meets an intriguing mysterious man. After some questioning to her old nana, she finds out that her step-mother and the mysterious man share a turbulent past. 

Coral and Rafe begin a journey to let go of the past and finding love. Of course the tension between Coral and Rafe is almost palpable. Their relationship is exciting and sensual, the passion between them makes the pages burn.

The book has more than 200 pages but the writing makes it so easy to read. You get lost in the pages and the romance and the exotic Kenya. And much sooner you finish the book filling whole and complete.

I really like all Hannah's books and this one is not the exception. I recommend this if you like romance.

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