Friday, June 22, 2018


Conch Shell Confessions

Inside the Book

Author: Dax Marie
Publisher: Author House
Pages: 202
Genre: Memoir
This is a book about love: hunting it, chasing it, losing it, tripping, and falling into it.
And yes, it’s a book about sex: hunting it, chasing it, losing it, tripping from it, and falling onto…ahem…it.
But more than anything, it’s a book about self-discovery, navigating the learning curve of adulting, and learning the kind of tough lessons that only come when you have to pick yourself off the floor, block a guy’s phone number (for the second time), and clean some curious stains off your dress.
I dove headfirst into love and sex, and for better or worse, they have taught me that sometimes you just need to try the world on for size to really understand what it is you want and learn who you are. So here’s my experience in the world of men.


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Meet the Author

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Dax Marie was five or so, when the man that she would otherwise call, “father” gave Dax her issues. What’s the medical terminology for that? Oh, Daddy Issues! For nearly the whole of her life she has tried to deny this grave medical condition and up until about seven years ago, she was doing alright. By no means was she swimming through the world with ease, but she did like aight (that’s hood talk for alright).
It was not until sometime in high school when she discovered her self-diagnosed condition. Sigmund Freud (you may have heard of him, he’s like a coke-head genius) told Dax (in a text book) that she has Penis Envy. Poor thing, she was absolutely flabbergasted!
“Me, Dax Marie? Associated with male genitalia?” She thought to herself.
So, it was then and there, her junior year of high school that she knew what
she was destined for…MEN.
Dax’s latest book is the memoir, Conch Shell Confessions.



My Review

I thought that Conch Shell Confessions was going to be a romance type book so I found myself rather surprised when I read it as it was more of a memoir of the author's experiences with Love and Sex. I was a bit put off my how frank that author was with some of the content, but at the same time I ended up feeling like I had to keep reading to know how it all ended.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Monsterland Reanimated


Author: Michael Okon
Publisher: WordFire Press
Pages: 250
Genre: YA Fiction/Monsters/Thriller
After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos. World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent.  Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief.
During his journey he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park.
When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?



Meet the Author

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Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.
Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.
His latest book is the YA Fiction/Monsters/Thriller Monsterland Reanimated.



My Review
 Monsterland Reanimated was just as good as the first book in the series if not better! It reminded me a bit of Jurassic Park, but with monsters instead of dinosaurs. I loved how the book really went into how the world changed based on the park's collapse as the Jurassic Park movies generally do not touch the world effect at all. This book was a great read and I loved Wyatt  even more in this book!

The chronicles of eledon

About the Series

Eledon, the world of the Elves, is doomed unless someone can find out what is causing it to break apart. For over a thousand years, a rogue island threatens to pull the rest of the world through an entry point to a wormhole, destroying it and the mortal world known as Earth. The task falls to Alex, a young woman born on the island, to find a solution. Her magical power is tested in the first book of the series, “Spell Breaker,” where she must remove the storms that surround the island to allow for migration to the rest of Eledon, the only place where the problem can be fixed. There, her youthful enthusiasm results in additional complications as she fears for her life and retreats to the mortal world through an entry point for a new start. In the second book, “The Blue Witch,” Alex meets King Arthur and joins the search for the Holy Grail, looking in Eledon, where no one else has looked before, only to find her return to the mortal world blocked. The third book, “Gossamer,” leads Alex one step closer to solving the problem with the island, but she doesn’t know it, until she resolves it in the fourth book, “Noble Magic.” Once the crisis is averted, all she needs to do is resolve the problems between the Elves and there could be peace in Eledon…maybe.
Spell Breaker
Author: Joni Parker
Publisher: Village Green Press LLC
Pages: 361
Genre: Epic Fantasy



Meet the Author
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Writing fantasy novels is what Joni Parker loves to do. She’s written two series so far; the first is a trilogy called, “The Seaward Isle Saga” and the second one has four books and is called, “The Chronicles of Eledon.” An award-winning novelist, she’s also branched off into short stories and blogs about the latest movies she’s seen or books she’s read. Her writing career began after her second retirement. For over 22 years, Joni served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and then spent another seven years with the Department of Homeland Security. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.



My Review
I recently read SPELL BREAKER, however I have read the rest of the series previously so make sure to check out those reviews! I personally found SPELL BREAKER to be an enjoyable read that was a good fit for the rest of the series and it filled in some of my blank spots in what happened in the series to cause certain events to unfold. I enjoyed the characters as they continued to grow and the author truly did a wonderful job with this series!

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Adventures of AR Achnid

The New Adventures of A.R. Achnid (Revised Edition) by Sandi Smith

Book Details:

Book Title:  The New Adventures of A.R. Achnid (Revised Edition)
Author: Sandi Smith
Illustrator: Kathy Lee
Category:  Children's Fiction,  126 pages
Genre:   Children's Chapter Book, Animals, Bugs & Spiders
Publisher:  Mindstir Media
Release date:  January 3, 2017
Tour dates: June 18 to July 13, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Harold! There goes that spider! See, he is running on the floor! That spider has to go. He cannot live here anymore!!! Oh, no! Beth looks very, very angry. What has A.R. Achnid done now? Well, before A.R. got into big trouble with Beth, he had a lot of wonderful adventures.

There are ten different adventures in this book. There is the time he went to the circus and rode on a balloon, and then had some shoo fly pie. Another day, A.R. and Rex (a Great Dane, who is A.R.’s best friend) decided to walk all the way into town, and they had such a wonderful time. Then, A.R. and his family went to New York City for the biggest craft fair ever (which was for spiders only), plus many, many other adventures.

Unfortunately, in the tenth story, A.R.’s current living situation is going to need an adjustment. Something changes in the lives of Harold and Beth (the humans) that will make things very difficult for A.R. Come along with A.R. for some fun, and find out what small bundle will cause problems for A.R. and his family.

As A.R. says, “Spiders rule!”
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Sandi Smith
Meet the Author:

Sandi Smith spent her time as a young girl combing the shelves of the public library. She has always enjoyed the magic that books have to offer and was inspired by her high school English teacher, Mr. Coolidge to embrace the arts. The author found her calling as a writer early one morning as her first story came to her in the form of a poem. Since then she has written more than 15 children’s books, with her most popular series about the adventures of an adorable spider in the A.R. Achnid series.

​Sandi is happily married to her inspiration and husband of 40 years, John. She continues to write for her two precious grandchildren. When she’s not penning a new story, Sandi and John like to camp, kayak and to enjoy the simple life in their home in Pembroke, NH.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Caridad Pineiro

Inside the Book

Author: Caridad Pineiro
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 320
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The sizzling heat doesn’t always stay in summer. . .
Connie Reyes and Jonathan Pierce only discovered how different they were after a magical summer on the Jersey Shore. She was ambitious and practical; he was artistic and rebellious. Their parting was heartrending, and the intervening years have only made a reunion less and less possible.
Now, Jonathan is back in Sea Kiss, having made a fortune in tech. He has everything money can buy, but his bed is empty and his heart is hollow. He’s never stopped thinking about Connie, and he’ll do anything to show her the man he’s become. . .


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Meet the Author

Caridad Pineiro
Caridad Pineiro is a transplanted Long Island girl who has fallen in love with the Jersey Shore. When Caridad isn’t taking long strolls along the boardwalk, she’s also a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author with over a million romance novels sold worldwide. Caridad is passionate about writing and helping others explore and develop their skills as writers. She is a founding member of the Liberty States Fiction Writers and has presented workshops at the RT Book Club Convention, Romance Writers of America National Conference as well as various writing organizations throughout the country. You can connect with Caridad at You can also find Caridad on:
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My Review
I really liked that the two main characters met at the Jersey shore as that is the area that I spent my childhood and it was really cool to see WHAT HAPPENS IN SUMMER feature that area. I found the story to be sweet and I liked that it was not a predictable or fake feeling romance. Instead, this book had a realistic feel to the love between the two characters!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Boy Who Dreamt of Fire Trucks by Alvita Mack

The Boy Who Dreamt of Fire Trucks by ALvina Mack

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Boy Who Dreamt of Fire Trucks by Alvita Mack
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  26 pages
Genre:  Children's Books, Cars, Trains & Things That Go, Cars & Trucks
Publisher:  Mindstir Media
Release date:  September 26, 2016
Tour dates: May 28 to June 22, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

This story is about a little boy who is fascinated by fire trucks. Throughout his early life, he has dreams about the adventures at the station and the exciting life of a firefighter. The little boy holds his dreams close until one day they become a reality.
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Alvita Mack
Meet the Author:

​Alvita is a lover of writing, a teacher, and most importantly, a mom. Writing has always provided a creative outlet for which she finds sensible solutions. Having a son with developmental delays was very challenging for her. However, she used books and original stories to help him overcome the obstacles he faced at an early age. Alvita believes that the imagination is truly a key that unlocks the doors to an endless journey.

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ICE by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

Book Title:  ICE by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult fiction, 380 pages
Genre:  Mystery, Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, Cozy
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:  April 25, 2018
Available for review in:  audiobook  (Audible)
Will send books:  USA, Canada & UK
Tour dates:  June 11 to 22, 2018
Content Rating:  PG (It's a murder mystery and there is mild violence. Very mild swearing no F-bombs. No on-stage sex scenes.)

Book Description:

The clues for a close-to-the-heart missing person’s case heat up when Chris Matheson starts chipping away at the ice on the cold case.

When Sandy Lipton and her unborn child disappear, the court of public opinion finds young Chris Matheson guilty. Decades later, the retired FBI agent returns home to discover that the cloud of suspicion cast over him and his family has never lifted. With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris Matheson starts chipping away at the ice on this cold case to uncover what had happened to Sandy and her baby and the clues are getting hot!

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Lauren Carr
About 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!

Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, 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, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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My Review
 ICE by Lauren Carr was a well written book and a well narrated audio book that I greatly enjoyed. The narrator did a wonderful job in bringing the characters to life for me and Lauren did a wonderful job in writing them. I found the story itself to be interesting and it fits perfectly with a lot of the author's other books. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading books by this author as well as anyone who enjoys seeing a cold case solved!