Friday, December 2, 2016

Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal's Tattle Tales

Falling For the Stars by Lisa Loving DaltonBook Details:

Book Title:  Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal's Tattle Tales
Author:  Lisa Loving Dalton
Category:  Adult Nonfiction,  224 pages
Genre:  Memoir, Performing Arts
Publisher:  Peak Performance Living
Release date:  Oct 27, 2016
Tour dates:  Nov 21 to Dec 9, 2016
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M

Book Description:  

Lisa Loving Dalton spent years working with or stunt doubling for a galaxy of celebrity stars including Madonna, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Katherine Hepburn, Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Darryl Hannah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Williams, Robert Downey Jr., Liam Neeson, Cher and more...

Yet, what stands out in her new book Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal’s Tattle Tales is the indomitable spirit she assayed, despite the extraordinary price she paid for her stellar career—including misogyny, a miscarriage, and a life-long back injury. And each juicy story she relays in her fascinating chronicle, brings home an important life lesson for the reader—one that she learned the hard way.

Beginning as a naïve, insecure actress, trying to use extra work and stunts as a way into the Hollywood firmament, Dalton rises to become one of the top stunt professionals, ultimately reaping the economic rewards and the ego gratification—while denying her true desire to act full time. Dalton appeared in more than 200 films, television shows and commercials in New York, Hollywood and Texas, including work in Ghostbusters, Money Pit, Crocodile Dundee, Married to the Mob, FX, Legal Eagles, and Splash on the big screen and ER, HBO’s Carnivale, Dr. Quinn and Melrose Place among her many TV credits.

Yet, Falling For The Stars also provides a magical behind-the-scenes look at the stars and moviemaking through the eyes of a woman who went toe-to-toe with the Hollywood elite, or at least walked in their stunt shoes. She knows first-hand the caring and humanity of such luminaries as Streep, Redford and Cher.

Dalton reveals what it took to hang over cliffs, get hit by a moving car, drop from five stories up, dodge a bridge full of speeding cars—and to ignore the Universe’s more gentle prompts that it was time to quit and follow her passion into acting fulltime or teaching acting. The resulting career-ending spinal injury has a story of its own, how she researched medical and alternative paths that form the heart of what she shares with the world today. She is now certified in NLP, Hypnosis, and Neurological Repatterning—ways she learned to heal.

With humor and candor, Dalton inspires the reader to rise above one’s fears and limitations and go for the gusto. In her book, it is very clear that she knows full well that tomorrow is promised to no one and there is no gift greater than the present. And the present is what you make of it by finding the hidden gifts. Today, she helps actors burnish their gifts by performing and teaching acting around the world.

Visit the Book's Page for more info
Buy the Book:  Amazon




Lisa Loving Dalton
Meet the Author:

From a bullied, dyslexic, messy, freckle-faced, klutzy pixie, Lisa Loving Dalton grew into a statuesque and skillful stuntwoman, actor, director, teacher, author, filmmaker, leadership and life coach, and ceremonial minister. Always seeking and finding the silver lining, she has made the most of whatever life threw at her. She says, “I spill stuff, trip and drip all of the time so I made a career out of it. My advice: Embrace what is as perfect.”

Dalton appeared in more than 200 films, television shows and commercials in New York, Hollywood and Texas, including work in Ghostbusters, Money Pit, Crocodile Dundee, Married to the Mob, FX, Legal Eagles, and Splash on the big screen and ER, HBO’s Carnivale, Dr. Quinn and Melrose Place among her many TV credits.

Connect with the author:

Website  ~  Twitter  ~  
Facebook  ~  Pinterest  ~  Youtube  ~  Instagram

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Soframiz

Soframiz was an interesting cookbook because I had never had a cookbook quite like this before. The recipes were interesting and easy to understand. The pictures were all well done and looked amazingly yummy. I liked that everything was organized nicely!

Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet


Book Description for Bloodmoon (Book #3):
Image result for Bloodmark (Book #1)
Just months shy of her claiming at Carrowmore and fulfilling a centuries-old prophecy, werewolf Ashling Boru has stepped into her role as the Crimson Queen. She finally has the support of her pack and her love for Grey is stronger than ever.


But it's not easy being queen. Ashling's guardian, Baran, has been captured by the Dvergars, a family of evil wolves who will stop at nothing to possess Ashling's power and destroy everything--and everyone--she loves. Ashling must unite the clans and build an army to stand against the Dvergars before it's too late. Unfortunately, the Dvergars also have armies of the darkest creatures the world has ever known.


Shadows loom, growing ever larger as generations of pack secrets begin to unfold. Ashling's people, the humans they protect, and Old Mother Earth herself all hang in the balance of Ashling's choices. Will Ashling have to forsake her true love to save the world? And will she have the strength to do it? Bloodmoon is the thrilling conclusion to the Bloodmark Saga.


Buy Bloodmoon:  Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble  

Author's Bio:


Image result for Bloodmark (Book #1)Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is just the latest in a string of acclaimed works. Her first official writing endeavor became The Bloodmark Saga, featuring a werewolf princess-turned-ruler who falls in love with a human boy. Her first novel in the Bloodmark Saga, Bloodmark, came out in 2013, followed by Bloodrealms in 2014 and the final book Bloodmoon in 2016.


Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram
My Review
Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet is the third book in the Bloodmark Saga and it is an amazing end to an awesome series. Now having read all three of the books in the saga I have to say that Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet is my favorite of the three. Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet had the fastest pace out of the three books and it was the book that brought everything together for me. It was like the last couple pieces in a puzzle all just fell into place perfectly. I really loved how Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet was finished. I mentioned in one of my other reviews of the series that if you enjoyed twilight you would enjoy this saga now I have to say that out of the two this series is actually a lot better than Twilight. The characters are much better developed and the struggles seem much more real. The romance element in this series is done so much better that Bella and Edward in Twilight. I was sent this book for free for only my honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends Review

Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends Review

Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends is an adorable kids book about a donkey's life and how he comes to meet and make new friends who give new meaning to his life. I loved the Christian aspects of the book! The illustrations were beautiful and don perfectly for a young child so as to be cute and age appropriate. I found the book to also be a good beginner reader book as the words are simple and not too hard to understand with a bit of adult help!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

David Travels to the Past

David Travels to the Past by María José Mosquera Beceiro and Gonzalo Martínez de Antoñana Book Details:

Book Title:  David Travels to the Past by María José Mosquera Beceiro and Gonzalo Martínez de Antoñana 
Category:   Middle-grade Nonfiction,  72 pages
GenreEducative graphic novel
Publisher:  Saure
Release date:   August 2016
Available for review in: print and ebook (ePub) 
Will send print booksUSA, UK and Australia only (2 copies for Canada)
Tour dates:  Nov 14 to Dec 2, 2016
Content Rating:  G (Graphic novel written by educational experts.)

Book Description:

David is a young and restless apprentice painter who wants to know everything about painting. His intelligent teacher, the Master Messina, invents a way of transporting David through time to prehistory. They go there looking for the origins of art, but once they are there nothing will be as they thought.

In a second adventure they travel towards the unknown art of Mesopotamia. This time they won´t go alone. The sympathetic and intelligent Angela will travel to the past with them bringing her particular point of view.

Buy the Book:

USA: Amazon  ~  Kindle ~  Barnes & Noble


UK: Amazon  ~ Kindle

Australia: Fishpond  ~  Booktopia ~ Kindle

PicturePictureMeet the Author and Illustrator:

María José is a teacher. She won international illustrations awards.
Gonzalo has a degree in art history. He works in museums and as a tourist guide.

Connect with them: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook ~ Pinterest

a Rafflecopter giveaway




My Review
David Travels to the Past by María José Mosquera Beceiro and Gonzalo Martínez de Antoñana is a graphic novel about David, his painting Master, and his Master's niece's hypnotic journey through time to learn about painting and art.
The illustrations were masterfully done in a cartoon like style that would appeal to children. However some of the illustrations have hunters killing animals and being killed by animals; nothing is too graphic, but there is blood. This might make the book unsuitable for young children. Most of the story is told in speech bubble form along side the illustrations.
The story take place in two major time periods during the time of cave men and Mesopotamia times. The two time periods each have their own story and are some what separate from each other in that they each have their own section.
 “I received a free copy (or ARC) from the publisher (or author). No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Killer in the Band: A Lovers in Crime Mystery by Lauren Carr

Killer in the Band by Lauren CarrBook Details:

Book TitleKiller in the Band by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult fiction,  430 pages
Genre:  Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:  Oct 3, 2016
Available for review in:  Print and ebook: mobi (for Kindle), ePub, PDF 
Will send books:  USA & Canada
Tour dates:  Oct 10 to 28 and Oct 31 to Dec 2, 2016
Content Rating:  PG (Lauren Carr's books are murder mysteries, so there are murders involved. Occasionally, a murder will happen on stage. There is sexual content, but always behind closed doors. Some mild swearing (a hell or a damn few and far between). No F-bombs!

Book Description:

Summer of Love & Murder

Joshua’s eldest son, Joshua “J.J.” Thornton Jr., has graduated at the top of his class from law school and returns home to spend the summer studying for the bar exam. However, to Joshua’s and Cameron’s shock and dismay, J.J. moves into the main house at Russell Ridge Farm, the largest dairy farm in the Ohio Valley, to rekindle a romance with Suellen Russell, a onetime leader of a rock group who’s twice his age. Quickly, they learn that she has been keeping a deep dark secret.

The move brings long-buried tensions between the father and son to the surface. But when a brutal killer strikes, the Lovers in Crime must set all differences aside to solve the crime before J.J. ends up in the cross hairs of a murderer.


Praise for Lauren Carr’s Mysteries:

“Lauren Carr could give Agatha Christie a run for her money!”
- Charlene Mabie-Gamble, Literary R&R

“As always, Lauren Carr brings an action-packed story that is almost impossible to put down. Her mystery plots have so many twists and turns that I didn’t know if I was coming or going. And the action just didn’t stop from the very beginning till the very end.” - Melina Mason, Melina’s Book Reviews


Buy the Book: Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble 

Watch the Trailer:

Picture
Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with LaurenWebsite  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

My Review
The first thing that made me interested in this book was the fact that it was written my Lauren Carr. Lauren has a gift for writing a great story while keeping it clean. I love how her books never have me cringing after a horrific scene or asking myself if that bit of adult content was needed because she never included things like that in her books.
This is my first time reading a book written by her without Gnarly in it and while I have to say I miss the furry guy this book did just fine without him. The characters were all well developed that I continued to learn more and more about as the book progressed. The plot line was well thought out and it moved as a nice steady pace that kept me on the edge of my chair. 

All in all I was very pleased with this book and I plan to keep reading books my Lauren Carr!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

SCREW YOU! Startup Business Tips to Destroy

Screw You! by Tim CarthonBook Details:

Book Title: SCREW YOU! Startup Business Tips to Destroy Doubt, Especially Inside You (Tips 1-20)
Author: Tim Carthon
Category:  Adult non-fiction, 156 pages
Genre:  Business & Economics / Entrepreneurship
Publisher:  CreateSpace®
Release date:  Nov 7, 2016
Tour dates:  Nov 7 to 25, 2016
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:  

How many times in your life have you been dissuaded from following your entrepreneurial dreams due to either fear of failure (be that fear from yourself or others) or doubt due to the unknown?

Startup business infrastructure specialist Tim Carthon’s new book, SCREW YOU! Startup Business Tips to Destroy Doubt, Especially Inside You (Tips 1-20); the first in his new 5-part business tips book series, gives you streamlined, powerful tips for pivotal decision points that can make all the difference in your business and its startup outcomes.

SCREW YOU! is the quintessential ‘Break glass in case of a fear and doubt emergency’ business tips book for aspiring entrepreneurs; bringing energy to your warrior and light to the unknown so that you can tell fear and doubt “SCREW YOU!” and never let either of them rule your lives again.

Buy the book:   ScrewYouBook.com

Watch the trailer:

PictureMeet the Author:

Known as ‘The Fiery Truth-Teller,’ Tim Carthon is a long time at-risk youth advocate, keynote teacher, author, and educator, and a proud father of his namesake TJ. Mixed with his passion for telling the “fiery truth” and helping people, he is using his extensive knowledge of and perspective on business infrastructure to ‘uniquely’ assist individuals in inner cities to remove fear and doubt and follow their business ownership dreams. Tim accomplishes this through his exclusive E2 Seminar™ (Economic Enlightenment Seminar) and SBI Workshop™ (Startup Business Infrastructure Workshop™). His saying and life’s motto: “Your life was not given to you for you. It was given to you for you to be a blessing to someone else.”

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram  ~  Youtube