Friday, July 26, 2013


Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

I kind of jumped the gun on this review and I APOLOGIZE PROFUSELY!!! Please forgive me!!! Please, please, please forgive me, Mr. Guinn!!!! 

It was very kindly pointed out to me that this was an advanced copy, which would be full of errors (sometimes). Anyway, with everything (crap) that has been going on here, I forgot to check the release date, and judged it too critically. SO I AM GOING TO GO BACK AND re-read this one and post another review. I would hate for someone to miss a great book because of me. APOLOGIES!!!! PUTTING THIS BACK ON MY CURRENTLY READING LIST!!!!

Will be back soon with an updated review!

My Review of Tin Gods by Stacy Green

** I was given a copy from the author for an honest review**
I just finished reading Tin Gods by Stacy Green.
OMG! Stacy is sooooo very talented. This book makes you feel, not only feel, but FEEL along with Jaymee.   She was forced into giving her baby up for adoption when she was younger, and this is the story of her trying to find her baby. There are  a lot of obstacles and mysteries surrounding the adoption, including murder!

Definitely a must read!

4 out of 5 Books!

Review of Doors by Daniel Brako


Where to start here???

A gentleman comes into his doctor's office and tells him that he sees doors everywhere... Who doesn't right???

Well the doors he sees are not doors that everyone can see... Let it alone, enter. So the good doctor says the magic words, (I'm definitely paraphrasing here) and... voila`, he can see the doors also. He can even enter.

OH the consequences this brings!!! Not all doors are good...

Definitely worth a read. The beginning dragged a bit or me, but it usually does, taking time to establish characters and all that... Lol 
The twists are many, and you won't believe where this one goes!

Sci-Fi lovers are going to eat this one up! 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review of Ember X by Jessica Sorensen

Ember X (Death Collectors, #1)

** I received a copy from the publisher**

This one will keep you guessing right up until the end!
Ember is a teenager who, when she touches someone, she is able to see their death. She has had this ability since she was 4. Needless to say, she avoids contact as much as possible, until she meets Asher... 

Absolutely a must read!

4 Out of 5 Books

Friday, July 12, 2013

Review of Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

Whistling Past the Graveyard

** I received a copy from the author**

Fantastic! Brilliant, very entertaining. 
Starla is a very intelligent young lady who, ultimately learns that she has so very much left to learn. She's very spunky and has a very big heart. By the end of the book Starla and Eula will move into your heart and become part of your family. A must read for all!

This is one of my all time FAVORITE books. Fabulous read. If you liked The Help, this one is right there with it! Trust me, you will LOVE it!

Just a little side note here, Ms. Crandall is on a book signing tour right now. If she is in your town PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE go get a copy and have her sign it. Do it for me. Do it for you. Do it for all of the Starlas and Eulas in the world! (I am jealous, because I need a signed copy and would love to be able to go to one of her signings.) 

5 Books for this one! A MUST READ!!!

LUPUS Freaking SUCKS!!!

Ok, I don't usually have a pity party, but... I think I am entitled to ONE!

I HATE lupus. I hate how much it has taken away from me. I miss being able to walk like a normal person. Last month, daughter takes me to the movies, I fall. Daughter takes me out to lunch today and what do I do? I FALL. UGH!!!!!! I am NEVER going out again. I am 42 years old and I can't even freaking walk. I can't work anymore. I know I tell every one of my lupie friends to focus on the positive things. That it will get better. To each and every one of you I have said that to - I apologize. You were right. It just sucks. 


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Review of "If You Ask Me..." By Betty White

If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)

This was not the laugh out loud, fall over red-faced, can't breathe, pee your pants book I expected. It was good, but it wasn't great. Her sense of humor didn't really shine through. Worth a read? Yes. 

I gave it 2 books.  Meh. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Review of Sleeping in Eden by Nicole Baart

Sleeping in Eden: A Novel

** I was given a copy by the publisher**

This book was a very suspenseful read. It is by no means a "light" read. There was a heaviness that was prevalent throughout the whole book for me. 

"Sleeping in Eden" begins with a coroner being called out to a suicide. (There is A LOT that happens here that I am kind of paraphrasing...) While on the suicide call they, by chance, discover another body. The second body leads to a lot more questions, as you can imagine. There is also a story within a story about the doctor's relationship with his wife...

This was a great book, but like I said, not a feel good, light mystery.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Review of Taven's Departing by Mike Jackson

Taven's Departing

**I received a copy in exchange for an honest review**

I just finished Taven's Departing by Mike Jackson. I was so excited when I was notified that I had won a copy. This book just sounded like one that had infinite possibilities. It did.

This book was a little nebulous for me to grasp in the very beginning, but as I read further, the story opened up and blossomed. Mr. Jackson is a very gifted writer and this book is definitely worth a read.

Just a side note here, Hope all of my Lupie buddies had a safe and pain-free holiday. Hugs.