Book Review #68: Jackie: The adventures of a little boy trying to grow up

Author: John Tammela Genre: Non fiction (Children), Biographies and Memoirs Language: English Publisher: Acom Independent Press Date of publication:March 1, 2014 No. of pages: 328 Synopsis: This is a true story about Jackie who is an average kid growing up in a Finnish family in Niagara Falls, Canada in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. Review: Well this has been a contradictory book to read. While the cover image suggests some kind of childhood angst and abuse, the description talks about an innocent childhood of a boy growing up in Canada. This attempt, intentional or otherwise, can truly hamper the overall … Continue reading Book Review #68: Jackie: The adventures of a little boy trying to grow up

Book Review #67: A Friend like Harvey

Author: Teresa Waugh Genre: General Fiction (Adult) Language: English Publisher: Endeavour Press Date of publication: January 22, 2016 No. of pages: 159 Synopsis: Harvey Hotham can never be described as a mere acquaintance. Even one word will fall short. Charming, funny, talkative, friendly seems to describe a shallow being, when in reality, he is nothing but a swindler, an adulterer and can only be consistent about being a pathological liar. What does a man of such a personality have to offer in reality? Review: I am kind of befuddled after finishing this book. On surface, the book offers a story as hinted by the … Continue reading Book Review #67: A Friend like Harvey

Book Review #66: A Valentine Secret

Author: Emily Murdoch Genre: Romance Language: English Publisher: Endeavour Press Date of publication: January 22, 2016 No. of pages: 85 Synopsis: Jonathan Brodie has lived in the village of Maplebridge whole of his life. But the day he met Penelope Baldwin, he learnt the true meaning of colors in his life. With Valentine’s Day approaching, he wants to prove his love and dedication to the shy young lady. And what better way to do but discover the past of an orphan child. Review: Well, when I requested this copy for a review, I definitely did not expect a 85 page book. But I definitely expected … Continue reading Book Review #66: A Valentine Secret

Book Review #65: The Hunter

Author: Kerrigan Byrne Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency, Romantic Suspense, Mystery & Thriller Language: English Series, if any: Victorian Rebels, Book 2 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Date of publication: February 2, 2016 No. of pages: 330 Synopsis: Christopher Argent was born and spent most of his life in hell. He has lived upto his name as the Agent from hell, one of the most deadliest assassin. But his latest target has seemed to evolve feelings that he never considered to feel ever in his lifetime. Review: Out of all romantic books, my favorite would be the genre of regency. This book is a perfect mix of romance, … Continue reading Book Review #65: The Hunter

Book Review #64: Heat

Author: Holly S. Roberts Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense Language:  English Series, if any: Hotter Than Hell series, Book 1 Publisher: B.L. Publishing Date of publication: January 18, 2016 No. of pages: 287 Synopsis:  She is an ex-cop and he is the head of a crime syndicate. Can love bloom between two people from the opposite side of life and spectrum? Review: Definitely one of those books that lives upto its name and its designated image. The narration has been quite simple and well written to maintain the intensity of the two lead character  Madison Abigail Kinlock and Catch Xavier Moon … Continue reading Book Review #64: Heat

Book Review #63: Operation Stop Hate

Author: Jessie Chandler Genre: Mystery &Thriller, Crime Fiction, LGBTQA Language: English Publisher: Train Wreck Xpress Date of publication: March 1, 2015 No. of pages: 222 Synopsis: Special Agent Cailin McKenna and her team of National Protection and Investigation Unit are drawn into a case that started with a pair of school shootings in Minneapolis. As the investigation progresses, shocking facts come to light; a hate group is recruiting teenagers on school grounds, handing out metal music filled with violent messages Soon the clock starts ticking and a fight begins for survival. Review: Well the description promised an action packed novel, what it managed to deliver … Continue reading Book Review #63: Operation Stop Hate

Book Review #62: Three Promises

Author: Lily Everett Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction Language: English Series, if any: The Billionaire Bachelors series, Book 4 Publisher: St.Martin’s Press Date of publication: February 2, 2016 No. of pages: 230 Synopsis: Leo, Zane, and Cooper are happy to be billionaire bachelors and made a pact to remain so. When they receive an invitation to their friend Miles’ wedding, they decided to head down to the much-spoken Sanctuary Island in a last-minute attempt to talk some sense into the groom. But Miles knows his own mind, and he didn’t become a billionaire by just sitting on the sidelines. He makes a vow with … Continue reading Book Review #62: Three Promises

Book Review #61 : Love Struck

Author: Laurelin McGee Genre: Romance, women’s fiction Language: English Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Date of publication: February 2, 2016 No. Of pages: 254 Synopsis: Music often reflects you feelings. But can music also mend hearts and make love happen? Lacy Dawson is a young singer/songwriter with a record deal, a studio gig and suffering through a serious case of writer’s block. In an attempt to get her mojo back she joins an online support group called song writers anonymous. Thanks to a mysterious member who motivates and supports her, she is almost back on track. Enter the mysterious member aka Eli. … Continue reading Book Review #61 : Love Struck

Book Review #60: Mayan Blood

Author: Theresa DaLayne Genre: Sci Fi and Fantasy, Teens and Young Adults, Action, Adventure Language: English Series, if any: Stone Legacy series, Book 1 Publisher: Limitless Publishing Date of publication: December 29, 2015 No. of pages: 357 Synopsis: Their empires have fallen, but their mythology lives on… Zanya Coreandero is a 17-year old orphan who can only count one thing as her own. Her red-haired roommate Tara. Haunted and hunted in her nightmares, she knows deep inside that she can never have a normal life. She had no clue how prophetic her assumptions were going to be.  Drawn into adventure based on world that she … Continue reading Book Review #60: Mayan Blood

Book Review #59: The Secret Heiress

Author: Susie Warren Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction Language: English Series, if any: The Bolled Dynasty series, Book 2 Publisher: Xpresso Book Tours Date of publication: September 25, 2015 No. Of pages: 113 Synopsis: Anna Bolles had a teenage fascination with Alistair Martin. But after rebuffed by him following a passionate encounter, she was again reminded of how men, like her father, can never be trusted. Having a prospective career in a financial investment firm helped her to groom her brilliant mind. But the lack of challenge motivated her to reinvent herself. Alistair Martin has successfully made his vineyard into a thriving empire. … Continue reading Book Review #59: The Secret Heiress