Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Friday, 9 December 2016

Mutation Z: Protecting Our Own (Mutation Z, #3) by Marilyn Peake (book review)

Who thought you would read a novella so quickly? Well I didnt but I did! ;)

NOTE: THERE IS SPOILTERS IN MY REVIEW

Story
Third book in the series.

Guerrilla warfare breaks out between armed militias and those perceived as protecting the zombies. Journalist Hunter Morgan becomes the target of Clay Dixon, the organizer of a militia in a Texas border town, when he advocates for protecting the zombies until a cure is found. The journalist has strong motivation for his beliefs: his daughter is suspected of having the disease caused by Mutation Z. This book ends with a devastating confrontation.

My Thoughts
okay this is a really really quick read. It is because it is a very short story and also because this is just a really wow read. I will not write to much about this novella because it is short and I don't want to spoil it.

This is, so far the best instalment in this series. I really loved the depth and the turn the story took. I don't have to say that I one-clicked the fourth instalment after finishing this one. I love that this has a better and deeper story than the second instalment. The only things I don't like is that it was short. I want more so off to the fourth :)


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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Mutation Z: Closing the Borders (Mutation Z #2) by Marilyn Peake (book review)

Read the second book/part of the series I have started about Zombies. Mutation Z: Closing the boarders!

NOTE: THERE IS SPOILTERS IN MY REVIEW

Story

First book in the series.
Second book in the series.

Eviscerated bodies are found along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Military security is stepped up on both sides of the border. However, journalists are given free rein to explore the devastation. As more and more bodies are found, people begin to panic. Meanwhile in The Liberia Treatment and Research Camp of West Africa, Emma Johnson and Chibueze Koroma continue to receive experimental doses of Mutation Z. They also begin to remember the horrific things they’ve done. As journalist Hunter Morgan’s investigation leads him to that same Camp, his own little girl falls sick with fever. NOVELLA.

My Thoughts
This is the second book in the Zombie series Mutation Z. I don't see it as books but more as stand alone Novellas, or like episodes of a TV show. At first, I thought I would mind that but I don't.

So the second book, in a lot of ways it is better than the first book. we get to see two sides of the story, Emmas, as we follow in book one, and Hunter Morgan who is a journalist, who gets a hunch about something not being quite right with the Ebola vaccine.  The story is now very different and in a lot of way really great. We get to see it from another set of eye and to see how a journalist tackling to find answers.

the first half is really awesome and very interesting. It goes deep into the story and we get to see the Zombie Emma side and then Hunter trying to dig up information about what has happen by the US-Mexican border.

What I don't like is that the second half is way too fast.From Hunter finding out about Zombies, going as a volunteer  to the same facility in Africa as Emma and to bringing them back to US was way way way to quick. I with there were more story and a deeper story in the end of it but I still enjoyed the book a lot.

Also I was thinking about the title. "Closing the borders". There is a lot of borders but non of them are really closed when this book is finished. I thought , at least, the US-Mexican border would be closed but no. So I am a little confused over the title. It made sense in the begging but not in the end. I must say that the last part, specially the last few "chapters" are rushed. There is no time for anything more than that quickly summarise  the story to the point where we are back in USA. There is so much that could have been done but isnt. and I have so many questions... Bought the third part and hope it will be as great as the first two and maybe even better.




Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies (Mutation Z #1) by Marilyn Peake (book review)

Started reading a series of novellas. this is not really a book but more shorter novellas. Like episodes from a TV series.

Story

First book in the series.

Ebola, one of the most feared of the hemorrhagic diseases, has begun spreading across the borders of West African countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have admitted they are losing control over the disease. Some hint at a possible worldwide pandemic. At exactly this point in time, Emma Johnson graduates from nursing school. She takes a job in an Ebola treatment camp inside Liberia, West Africa. The camp is state-of-the-art. It's run by the CDC and the World Health Organization, and protected by the U.S. military. Emma uncovers a secret about this facility: medical experimentation is being conducted along with treatment. Whether or not Emma can ever escape the camp, she's determined to get the story out. She has intimate knowledge of a biological horror being secretly unleashed upon the world. NOVELETTE. GENRES: Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Zombie Fiction, Conspiracy Fiction, Horror.

Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies is the first book in a series. In the next book, the zombie virus will cross geographical boundaries and go increasingly out of control.

My Thoughts
I am a sucker for zombie books and well this is not the best one I have read, it was entertaining.

First this is a very quick read and is read in like an hour, which made me a bit disappointed but sometimes you just want a quick read but due to it being quick, the story lacked behind a bit. I liked the whole taking of putting an innocent nurse from US into Ebola Africa(view spoiler). Hell Yeah I am up for that!

There is a great story behind it and it is a very tragic one which the author is putting out there. I like that and the nature of the horror in it. I dont know if it is thought that this book should be funny but most Zombie stories is funny, especially when they take themselves too serious. This one has a good tone and is partly serious and partly humour which I just LOVE!

Emma is really naive and sometimes stupid but I think a lot of people would be in her situation. I also like how she changed in the story (view spoiler)

I like the story for what it is, and it is a good first book. I will read the second one and hope it has a bit more story and a bit more backstory to it. This is a book for people who love Zombie books and want one even if it is not the best one. It is a good story for what it is, a quick read and it is kind of funny.



Monday, 5 December 2016

Brooklyn Blues by R E Hargrave (book review)

another ARC book! <3 This time a 6 star book our of 5 <3

Story
By day, Brooklyn Crenshaw goes to work and does her job. She's a working girl who follows orders and stays off the radar. Oh, and she might have a crush on WILLIAM K. BAXTER from across the hall. Each time she passes his office-with his polished name plate on the window-her gut clenches with desire at the sight of him. But he never looks up, can't possibly know who she is, and even if he did, her needs would send him running. Because they always ran. At night, in private, she turns on her laptop so that her Sir can turn her on. Brooklyn's never seen His face, but she knows His voice and the magic of His words. The arrangement works for her. Mostly. As the office holiday party approaches, Brooklyn starts receiving Secret Santa gifts which suggest more than casual interest, Sir reveals his fondness for exhibition and voyeurism, and WILLIAM K. BAXTER finally looks up at her, and waves. Brooklyn begins to question everything. Does she continue to follow the orders of a man who hides behind technology, but is always there, or does she take a chance on the man right in front of her who's seen her at long last? Then there is the Secret Santa who seems to know what makes Brooklyn tick. So many decisions. 'Tis the season... to be kinky

My Thoughts
Okay... I dont know where to start with this wonderful book... I mean WoW. Just simply WoW.

From the beginning it was a little bit hard to get into, A little bit due to the formatting in the book but I got an ARC so that did probably mess it up a little bit. Also the prolouge is a short summary to what has happened to Brooklyn and takes us into the story. But when we finally came into the story I got really hot and sexy.

This is a BDSM book mostly Slave/Master but it is done tasteful and erotic and not over the top. Everything that is going on in the book is things that is going on in real life for people like this even if Brooklyn was a bit naive and did everything her master said without knowing anything about him, how he was or even his look, but it also made the story very interesting. Specially when we found out who it was.

This story is mind blowing and I read it in ONE sitting. It is a shorter novella but it dont have to be more or longer. I even thought at the end, that it maybe was a little bit too long. There is a confrontation or a trouble happening, a twist so to say and you find them in all books and movies, when everything turns up side down. This wasn't necessary in this book because there where so much going on anyway. it is good but I could have read it without that and maybe given it 6 starts our of 5.

This is a solid 5 star book and I will reread this book a lot of times. It is just so awesome and so good.


BROOKLYN BLUES by R.E. Hargrave (Release Tour)

BROOKLYN BLUES
 by R.E. Hargrave

SILVER BELLS by Jacquie Biggar (Release Tour)

SILVER BELLS
 by Jacquie Biggar

Silver Bells: A Holiday Romance by Jacquie Biggar (book review)

So, I got this book for an honest review, and every time I do, I feel bad for not loving it and giving it more stars than medium but I promised an honest review and this is my review.


Story
He doesn't believe in love, so why can't he forget her?

Mystery writer, Joel Carpenter, has no time for romance. He has a deadline to meet, and too many skeletons in his closet to trust the slightly spinny artist renting his house.

Christy Taylor has her hands full dealing with an ailing business and a diabetic daughter, she doesn't need the temptation that is her landlord, Joel Carpenter.

Can a Christmas wish bring two stubborn souls together and give a little girl the gift she wants most?

My thoughts
It feels bad to put 3 start out of 5 on a short novella that I did enjoy reading and with a great story-line. But even so, I felt like the book or novella was missing something. Maybe it is a bit of heart and warmth i am missing in it. The novella can be a real great story and a real great normal length book and I think that is what this novella needs, more time and more feeling into it. I like the whole struggle in the book, with diabetes, between mother and child and between Joel and Christy. It made it feel more real.

The language used in the novella is great and partly simple. Which also put me off sometimes. I really had a hard time focusing on the story because there where so much stuff missing. Also I like when stuff is going on around the characters to make it feel more real and live. here it feels like we are going straight forward without any turns or stuff around it. No extra characters, and a few loose ends took some of the magic away.

This is by no means a bad novella, I just wished and hope for more. Also this is a Holiday romance novella with the focus on Winter of Christmas, or? I didn't really understand that part because for me, it was like any other time of the year when it is cold and not so much Holiday or Christmas so if you want a great Christmas read, this is not the book for you even if the cover shows it should be. That is for me also a big fail, when the cover don't match the story. So in total a pretty okay read but  nothing memorable and a bit misleading and not enough depth.


Saturday, 3 December 2016

A Veteran's Christmas Book 3: A wedding for Christmas - Rachelle Ayala (book review)

So the third and maybe last part in this amazing series is here.

Story
The heartwarming conclusion to A Veteran's Christmas Series!

Kelly Kennedy and Tyler Manning are planning a Christmas wedding, and their six-year-old daughter, Bree, is worried about being the perfect flower girl.

Complications arise when Tyler gets reacquainted with a female soldier he rescued back in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Kelly gets an urgent message from the man who fathered Bree, asking for a big favor.

With the Christmas wedding looming, will Bree pull off her flower girl routine before Santa's sleigh hits the roof?

While A Wedding for Christmas can be enjoyed as a standalone, you'll get more of the relationship aspect between Kelly, Tyler, and Bree as well as the exciting adventure of Tyler's survival at the hands of terrorists by reading A Father for Christmas and A Pet for Christmas first.

A Veteran's Christmas Series:
Book #1: A Father for Christmas
Book #2: A Pet for Christmas
Book #3: A Wedding for Christmas

My Thoughts

Sometimes it is hard to sum a book and series and if you haven't read the first two books in the series, go and read them and come back. This is the third and last (?) book in the series and it is a perfect ending. Even if it is an ending it is not a sad one, it is the wedding of Kelly and Tyler and it is a Christmas Wedding. It is the perfect set up with perfect complications. Bree is, maybe not the star, but the fresh and funny breeze and for only being 6 years old, very smart and clever.

I was very emotional when reading this story, maybe because I am planning my own wedding and know how well it is to overdo things, and take on too much. while having a second half who, sometimes isn't there for you. I could relate to Kelly so much in this book, even if I don't have a 6 year old, or any children but still. I did relate so much to Kelly and how she felt during this whole book.

I love how both Kelly and Tyler has complications that is from “before” so they have to work with it and solve it “now” so they can live happy together “in the future”...

A really great read, that is perfect now before Christmas. There was enough Christmas joy and Christmas feeling in the story without it overtaking it. This is a true masterpiece, and I don't want it to be the end of the story, because I love the characters so much. Even if this is the end, for me it will always be a “until we meet again”, because this book, and the entire series, is one you can reread so many times and always love.


A Veteran's Christmas Book 1: A father for christmas - Rachelle Ayala (book review)

So tonight I am gonna post two reviews. It will be the first 1 and 3 part in a series. I have posted the second part in the series before last year. If you want to read the review of the second part, you will find it here I don't really know why I never uploaded the review of the first part but here it is..

Story
Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas.

When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other.

Tyler struggles with frightening flashbacks that scare Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly's criminal past threatens her chance for happiness. Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.

My Thoughts

I read this book already last year and I have no idea why I didnt wright a review then but time to do it now instead. This was the second book I read by Rachelle and by now I was in love with her writing, which I still am.

This book is now a book I like to re-read every year, even if this is only the second year and that is because it is so sweet and loving and it has Bree. Bree is one of the most awesome characters ever created. She is so sweet and stunning and loving. I love her attitude and in this book all she wants is a father.

There is so much going on in this book and so much thoughts and feelings that drags the reader in and capture them. This book has so many dimensions and I found new things this time around that I didnt even think about the first time I read it. What I love with this book is that is had a wonderful Christmas feeling and spirit and give that to the reader. The problems add to the fun and to the depth and it is not possible not to fall for this book. I am now reading the third book in the series and all three of them is gems and wonderful. This is a perfect start for a series but also a book that can be read as a stand alone.

I so love this book! <3


KEEP ME WARM by Jude Ouvrard (Release Tour)

KEEP ME WARM
 by Jude Ouvrard