Sunday, December 24, 2017

25 books of Christmas Day 24

Hello fellow book fanatics!!

Christmas eve has arrived!!! Tonight Santa will come and gift all the girls and boys with gizmos and gadgets galore! Megan from Down the Rabbit Hole and I are doing a book blog event called the 25 books of Christmas. We will be alternating days and exploring books about Christmas or centered around Christmas time!

Day twenty four

New York Times Bestseller

In this new holiday-themed novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Mistletoe Promise and The Walk, a man receives the best Christmas present he could ask for: the chance to re-write the past.

Bestselling romance author Jacob Churcher hasn't been home for almost twenty years—not since his mentally ill mother kicked him out of the house when he was just sixteen. When a lawyer calls, days before Christmas, to inform him that his estranged mother has passed away and left her house to him, Jacob returns not just to settle the estate but to try and reconcile with the past and the pain and abuse he experienced as a child. Also, maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays alone, watching re-runs of Christmas classics.

But as it turns out, the house holds more than just difficult memories, Jacob’s mother had become a hoarder and he must excavate through two decades worth of clutter. As Jacob digs through the detritus, like an archaeologist, he uncovers many puzzling items including a diary left by someone named Noel, a young woman he has no recollection of, who stayed with Jacob’s family during her pregnancy. That’s not the only echo from the past. Jacob has an unexpected visitor, Rachel, a woman looking for the mother who put her up for adoption thirty years before. United by their quest to make sense of the past and rewrite their futures, Jacob and Rachel begin a search for Noel. Along the way they find more than they possibly imagined, including grace, forgiveness and a chance at love.

This sounds like a wonderful book. Its sad that Jacob has to trudge through his horrible past, but quite enlightening to find the diary of a woman he couldn't remeber to meet the Rachel who may very well be a part of his future.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

25 books of Christmas Day 23

Hello fellow book fanatics!

Day before Christmas eve, can't believe it's come so quickly!! So for all my first timers Megan from Down the Rabbit Hole and I are doing a book blog event called the 25 books of Christmas!! We will be alternating days and exploring books about Christmas or centered around Christmas time!!!

Friday, December 22, 2017

25 books of Christmas Day 22

Hello fellow book fanatics!

Four days and counting!! So for anyone who may be new to my page Megan from Down the Rabbit Hole and I are doing a book blog event called the 25 books of Christmas! We will be alternating days and exploring books about Christmas or centered around Christmas time.

Day twenty two

Holly jolly lycan Christmas by Alicia Montgomery

Hot werewolf shifter restaurateur + his gorgeous, but frosty rival + the holidays = a sizzling paranormal romance with action, passion and a happily ever after worthy of the season!

Dante Muccino’s wolf is restless. After watching all his friends and family pair up with their True Mates, the animal inside him wants what they have. Children. Family. And a woman to call his own. When he runs into rival Holly Taylor, his wolf is intrigued, but the frosty chef won’t give him the time of day.

All Holly Taylor wanted was to hide out in the kitchen, cook fabulous and delicious food, and earn the respect of her peers. But life has thrown her a curve ball and she has one last chance to prove her skills as a chef de cuisine and earn her stars. Her life is complicated enough, and she doesn’t need more distractions, especially not in the form of sexy celebrity chef Dante Muccino. But there’s something about the easygoing chef that’s melting the icy walls she spent years to build.

When danger crosses her path and of those she loves most, Holly gets sucked into the world of the New York Lycan clan. Left with no choice, she must turn to them for protection.

Dante is ready to give up everything to keep her safe, but as she resists him, it’s becoming obvious that Holly is the only woman for him. Can he risk rejection and convince her that ? 

A hot werewolf  that can cook, where do I sign up? If holly doesn't want him, I'll take Dante of her hands. Anywho this book sounds wonderful and why wouldn't anyone want to read a paranormal romance Christmas story.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

25 books of Christmas Day 20

Hello fellow book fanatics!

December 20th, five more days till Christmas!! If you are just now stumbling up on my blog, Megan from Down the Rabbit Hole and I are doing a book blog event called the 25 books of Christmas! We will be alternating days and exploring books about Christmas or centered around Christmas time. We'll be trying to explore different genres so there will be something for everyone.

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Day twenty 

The Christmas room by Catherine Anderson

The beloved author of the Mystic Creek series gifts readers with a novel of homespun holiday cheer, as two families discover the joy of hope and redemption....

Widow Maddie McLendon has uprooted her life to move to Rustlers Gulch with her son and grandson. But as a brutal Montana winter looms on the horizon, contractors have yet to break ground on their new house, leaving them to live in a makeshift camp of trailers, tents, and sheds....

Since his wife died six years earlier, millionaire rancher Sam Conacher has been content to wallow in his grief alone, while keeping a tight rein on his twenty-six-year-old daughter. But now the girl has gone and fallen in love with his foolish new neighbor’s no-good son....

Maddie and Sam will never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other’s souls. And as the first snowflakes begin to fall, they’ll discover that an open heart is the biggest gift of all....

This is an awesome chriatmas read, heartwarming and mushy. I love a happy ending and a good story of love and romance.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

25 books of Christmas Day 19

Hello fellow book fanatics!

Christmas is just around the corner! In case you haven't been with me until to today, Megan from Down the Rabbit Hole and I are doing a book blog event called the 25 books of Christmas! Her and I will be alternating days and exploring books about Christmas or centered around Christmas time.

Megan chose a book titled father Christmas and me by Matt Haig. This sounds like a wonderful book to read with the family and it's a part of a series. Head on over to her site and check out all the details on this magical family cgristmas book.

Day 19

Monday, December 18, 2017

The demon within review

The demon within
Written by Josh gagneir

Goodreads synopsis:

Joe grew up listening to the voice in his head. It helped him through school, helped him gain wealth in his career. 

The final temptation of power was too much. He hadn't considered the cost. 

Now he must find a way to defeat The Demon Within. 

Little does he know, his every move is being recorded. Every misstep is being judged. As he gets ever closer to winning over his demon, heavenly eyes watch from above. Some root for his success while others hope he'll fail. 

While Joe fights his demon on the battlefront, the angel Michael fights for his Soul. 

Will Joe win out? Will Michael be able to save Joe's soul? 

Or will the Demon win and thrust Joe into the Abyss.

I always like books involving angels and demons. Michael is one of the best angels known and he is right hard for Joe's soul. Joe has always listened to his demon within and it has gotten him do much but he's never though twice about the price of all that aid. Will Joe's soul be saved or thrown into the abyss??? This book was very well written and had a very original storyline. I enjoyed the premise of everyone have a demon within because humans possess both good and evil intentions. Definitely worth the read.

Dying for space tour

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Dying for Space by S.J. Higbee. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 14 till 31 December. See the tour schedule here.

Dying for SpaceDying for Space (The Sunblinded Trilogy#2)
By S.J. Higbee
Genre: Science Fiction
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: 14 December 2017

Cadet Officer Elizabeth Wright just wants to make her father proud, while the mercenary warlord is looking for her to replace his dead family…

I finally get the opportunity to become a serving officer and fulfil my childhood dream, as well as get to know my biological father, General Norman. And when I first clap eyes on Restormel, the HQ of my father’s space mercenary outfit, it’s the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen.

But appearances can be deceptive. There are dark secrets hidden in the twisting corridors and blood-soaked cells beneath the training grounds and banqueting rooms. Secrets that seep out. Secrets that demand fresh victims, because whatever else happens, they can’t be allowed to see the light of day…

You can find Dying for Space on Goodreads

You can buy Dying for Space here on Amazon

First book in the series:
Running Out of Space
Elizabeth Wright has yearned to serve on the space merchant ship Shooting Star for as long as she can remember – until one rash act changes everything…

Dying for Space – the world
Dying for Space starts on Monday, 23rd March 2359 during a training run. I don’t mention it in the book, but I do have a manuscript charting the complete timeline with every scene dated and timed.
Since Elizabeth joined the Cadet Officer training programme nine months earlier, she has settled in well and feels good about the future. But on this Monday evening, everything is about to change because her father, General Norman, returns from fighting a nasty little war against a competing mercenary outfit on the planet Ceres. He comes back triumphant and full of future plans. Unless colonies and space stations pay protection money to outfits like Norman’s mercenary outfit, the Peace and Prosperity Corps (known as the P’s) they are prey to any passing pirate with a moderately fast ship and a couple of mazer cannon. In fact, piracy has become so popular, the outlaws have now fashioned their own highly defended stronghold – Erato, from which they operate.
The factor that so unbalanced Sector Two was caused when the enigmatic aliens, the Eaoughts, or Eaties, as they are often nicknamed, threw up a cordon around their home planet in the Wolf system and gave notice that they wished all humans to leave. Given there was a secret research station and two planets within that exclusion zone, along with a very inconvenient chunk of major shipping routes, the governing bodies involved turned to Earth to act as intermediary. This proved to be a disastrous decision, as the Earth-based diplomats had only the sketchiest idea of what was going on in the furthest reaches of Sector Two as it was over two months’ away by faster-than-lightspeed travel on cargo ships not designed for passenger comfort. Consequently, the talking heads involved had left the tedious business of actually visiting the area to underlings and didn’t listen to them when what they said proved too inconvenient.
Deadlines came and went and the negotiations dragged on for five long years – until the Eaoughts lost patience and in 2352, they invaded Homespace and blew up Mercury, flatly announcing that unless all humanity left the exclusion zone within six months, they would suffer a similar fate. The scrambling mess that ensued can’t be dignified by the term, resettlement – it was far too disorganised and piecemeal. Hundreds of lives were lost as ships not equipped to carry refuges and their belongings did just that. It is rumoured that part of the exclusion zone is littered with floating bodies and their belongings as ships flushed out their stinking holds when overloaded life support systems stopped working.
Those in Sectors Two and Three witnessed this with mounting horror and fury as Earthcorps troops, who could have stepped in and prevented much of the mayhem, were ordered back to Homespace to protect the millions living on Earth and around it. While General Norman has watched all this with mounting satisfaction, realising that so long as his force can create a semblance of order, he is poised for a very prosperous future. He now just needs a living relative to pass it on to –  a biddable, loving daughter sufficiently like the one who died to assuage his grief – a role he sees Elizabeth fulfilling. The problem is, Elizabeth envisages quite a different future for herself…

You can buy Running Out of Space on Amazon

SJ HigbeeAbout the Author:
Born the same year as the Russians launched Sputnik, I confidently expected that by the time I reached adulthood, the human race would have a pioneer colony on the Moon and be heading off towards Mars. So I was at a loss to know what to do once I realised the Final Frontier wasn’t an option and rather lost my head - I tried a lot of jobs I didn’t like and married a totally unsuitable man.

Now I've finally come to terms with the fact that I’ll never leave Earth, I have a lovely time writing science fiction and fantasy novels while teaching Creative Writing at Northbrook College in Worthing. I’ve had a number of short stories, articles and poems published – the most recent being my story ‘Miranda’s Tempest’ which appeared last year in Fox Spirit’s anthology Eve of War. I recently signed a publishing contract with Grimbold Publishing for my science fiction novel Netted, which is due to be released in 2019.

I live in Littlehampton on the English south coast with a wonderful husband and a ridiculous number of books. I can be found online chatting about books at my book review blog and you’re very welcome to pop onto my website and my Facebook page

You can find and contact S.J. Higbee here:
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