Thursday, March 19, 2015
This is a fun novel aged for between teens and adults. It took longer for me to read this as I had to tear it away from my children to read it. I am currently rereading it and looking up the follow up novels to this wonderful series. It has a lot of action but it is tasteful without the porn type thing many sci-fi novels add in as a filler. I am extremely happy I got sent a paperback copy of this novel to review.
Darrak Hunter is just your typical college student that strives for perfection in every aspect of his life, except for taking the time to clean his room. However life as he knows it, changes suddenly when he starts having dreams of a town with a purple sun. As the characters from his dreams become reality, he is whisked away to the planet of Dragonath, where he learns he is the true heir to the world. Darrak and his new friends must risk their lives in order to save their planets.
The Lost Heir provides a thrilling and intriguing start to the Dragonath Chronicles. Readers will be quickly swept up in the race to save Earth and Dragonath. The author describes the planet and sky in vivid detail. The characters each face their own challenges, while growing individually and as a group. The pace of the plot is slow at times, due to the explanations which set-up the premise for the whole series, while the characters appear to accept their circumstances a bit too quickly sometimes. Overall this novel is a must read for fans of the fantasy/sci-fi genre.
This book is an easy, fun read. The flow leans towards a young adult book, but it is definitely enjoyable by readers of all ages. I am very excited and anxious to see what happens next with Darrak and his entourage.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
I enjoyed getting the chance to read this novel as it is an easy book to read without having to overly think things out. This book is geared towards teens to adults but unlike some books this does not have a lot of more intimate content many others add as filler.
Todd Yunker's Shackleton's Burden is a novelette that's part of The Lost Wonder science fiction series. In this novelette Todd Yunker introduces two characters - Alec and Dancer - to his readers. They both will be featured in Shackleton's Folly, which is the first part of The Lost Wonder series.
Here's information about the story:
Dancer is an android who finds Alec and tells him of his father's death. Alec has had problems with his father, because his father lived for his quest to find a mythical lost tribe of humans. Because Alec wanted to live his own life and didn't want to waste his life by following his father, he hadn't seen father for a while and news of his death come as a surprise for him...
It's easy to like and enjoy this science fiction story, because it's a story about the friendship between human and android and accepting one's duty. It's an easy-to-read young-adultish space adventure story that is suitable for both young adults and adults alike. Because most new science fiction stories tend to be written mostly for adults and have plenty of adult contents in them, this story feels reshingly different. It's a surprisingly good story in the vein of old-fashioned space adventure novels and stories.
The author has created an interesting premise for his series, because it was interesting to read about what has happened to humans. In this short story humanity is on the verge of extinction and has become a dying race.
Reading about Alec and his feelings towards his father was intriguing, because they didn't agree on certain things.
I got to review this book and I am still on the fence on how I feel about it. It is a romance novel with magical notes to complete it. It will be part of a series that will revolve around this teen trying to keep her love and learn more about herself and the powers that run in her line. All in all its not a bad gift for the teen in your life that enjoys this type of reading.
Here is what they have to say about the book:
While mourning the loss of a mother figure, Elizabeth Blake, a smart but socially introverted seventeen-year-old girl from Ann Arbor, Michigan, enrolls in an international school in the south of France to finish her final year of high school. Here she meets her true love, finds out that she is a witch from an ancient family, and discovers that her life is in danger.
Meanwhile, the Elders—the most powerful coven of witches in the world—have been tracking Elizabeth since her birth. According to an ancient legend, a battle led by “One barely born existing to lead” will cause the downfall of the Elders. Fearing that Elizabeth is the heir to this legend, the Elders try to destroy her before she can fulfill the prophecy.
With the help of her new friends, Elizabeth must travel to Greece to try and prove to the Elders that she is not a threat and to ask for their permission to exist in peace.
With the prospect of having to leave each other once the school year ends and return to their homes on opposite sides of the world, Elizabeth and her new love have to find a way to stay together. However, a rival love interest discovers their plan and causes the Elders to act against Elizabeth. As time runs out, Elizabeth must learn to use the powers she possesses to protect herself and the people she loves most.
I am a huge fan of sci-fi books and usually will jump on any chance to read a book for free. This author is one of the better writers and should be better renown as before this novel I did not know who he was. I found this book to be spell binding and fun to read.
The Creator's Eyes by R.N. Feldman is a beautifully written fantasy book that moves fast and will captivate your attention. Meet the Movers, people that manipulate matter with their mind, and the strange Folds in space that transform the landscape into wondrous and often deadly anomalies. Michael Edwards, a young Mover, discovers that he came from a long line of beings who can not only Move matter, but can actually Create it, so he finds himself at the center of a cosmic struggle for power. Michael, aided by friends, family, and an ominous prophecy, allies himself with strange creatures and characters as he fights to become Mover of his own destiny.
Currently this is the only novel he has out and I am eagerly waiting on the next book coming out. Until then the best place to read him is here I suggest the ebook for easiest reading unless you are gifting it then the book is a better choice.
One of my biggest indulgences in my life is a nice soak in the tub whether I am using bubble bath or bath salts. I jumped at the chance to try out Adovia Dead Sea Bath Salts because with them being unscented I could either add oils or use it as it. I know the salts can also be mixed with other ingredients to make a body scrub and help remove the dead skin for a nice glow. I have used this and s has my other half to help with both soaking and easing pain.
You can buy this on Amazon for a decent price
The therapeutic benefits of Dead Sea salt is due to the abundance of minerals found in it. It's high in magnesium,bromide, iodine, potassium, sulfur, calcium, chlorine, sodium, bitumen, and zinc.The concentrations of the minerals that are in Dead Sea salt are not found anywhere else in the world! Adding Dead Sea salt to your bath water and soaking can effectively relieve arthritis, allergies, psoriasis, eczema, and acne. The minerals in the sea salt are absorbed in the skin while you soak, which stimulates blood circulation, in addition to detoxifying, disinfecting, hydrating, and reducing inflammation. It improves cell metabolism, allowing it to restore itself and regenerate.
I still have some left of my salts and have ordered more because as much as I am in pain this really helps it so I can relax enough to sleep. My only thing is I forget to rinse off but I haven't really noticed any negative effects from not rinsing off.
Monday, February 23, 2015
To be honest even though I love ghost stories these are too short for my taste. I had hoped I would be reading 10 original stories not ones pulled from other books. Now I'm not saying they are bad stories just not long enough to keep an interest in rereading after the first time. I am thankful I get get this ebook to review. On to the stories themself. The hitchhiker one was the best I think
Ten ghost stories by Tracie McBride, William Meikle, Carole Ann Moleti, Kiersten Hartrim, Sera Hayes, April Grey, Rayne Hall, Douglas Kolacki, Jonathan Broughton, Grayson Bray Morris. Edited by Rayne Hall.
1. GHOSTS CAN BLEED by Tracie McBride
Ghosts can bleed. Maurice knows, because he is one.
2. DANCERS by William Meikle
A country graveyard in winter can be made warm.
3. BREAKWATER BEACH by Carole Ann Moleti
Ever felt that you've been somewhere before? Perhaps you have.
4. THE PIANO MAN by Kiersten Hartrim
No one has played the old upright piano in the bar since the Lady Pianist died.
5. TAKE ME TO ST ROCH'S by Rayne Hall
Never pick up hitchhikers.
6. THE EXPLANATION FOR GHOSTS by Douglas Kolacki
Forget everything you've ever heard about what they are.
7. MOTHER MINE by April Grey
A mother's love never dies.
8. THE MINE SHAFT by Sera Hayes
Curiosity leading superstition digs an early grave.
9. DARK REUNION by Jonathan Broughton
Love sours when you commit murder.
10. A PUDDLE OF DEAD by Grayson Bray Morris
Her long-lost love is back... or is he?
I got to try Minzo's turbo pen out that I ordered from Amazon. I was very happy that I got to receive this though before December of 2014 I had no reason to need one as I only went on the internet from my laptop. This is an extremely useful as both a toy and the other uses it can be used for.
My favorite would honestly be the laser pointer as I have pets. The best part for the three cats I could get play is watching them run around the house. I found it a good way to give the cats exercise and it was enjoyable to see exactly when they would follow or how they would react. My birds on the other hand did not enjoy the lights and got very loud and yelled at me. Though I got my fish to also follow the light around and I amused myself by flashing my kids and fiance.
The flashlight and pen part I did not use much but they worked out well. I used the pen while out to take notes at the dr's office and to just doodle things that popped in my head. I only used the flashlight once and that was to look under my bed. It was semi bright but it did the job.Also unlike some other types of multi pens it does not poke through the stylus part.
As far as stylus part goes , I have used it a bunch because even though I have small fingers I am not very good at typing on my phone.I found this helps me out in writing people and it can be used for games. I still have to try that out more to get a better feel on how it works but it is fun to play with.