Showing posts from March, 2013

Walking Naked In Tehran Review

Walking Naked In Tehran Ann Craig-Cinnamon
* I received a copy of this title from NetGalley for review. I was not compensated for the review. All opinions are my honest feelings and thoughts of this title.* 
The title of this book may put you off about picking it up. The title and the cover photo are actually from a dream the author has. The author did not disrespect Iran by physically walking around naked. Let’s face it even in the seventies she would have been imprisoned and possibly killed for that.  So get over that. I mention it only because I have had negative feedback regarding the title and cover. Normally I do not include them in reviews.  In reading the book you become aware of the significance of the title.
In the opening the author speaks of the Iranians as a volatile people. I have not found that to be true of the ones I have met. It is my experience that Persians are some of the friendliest people in the world.  The opening of the book has a bit of negativity that almost …

Zombified Review

Zombified Lyra Mcken

This was an interesting Zbook. It is told from Cassie's, (a teenage girl), viewpoint. She is in school, writing a note to her best friend about her crush. Pretty normal high school day. Until the principal makes an announcement for everyone to get into a classroom and the doors are to be locked. Then she watches a slow moving bloody guy make his way to her classroom and break through the window. There ends normal.

This was a fun book to read. The author did an excellent job bringing back high school, crushes and humiliation. Cassie is wonderfully written. She is all at once, average, intelligent, funny, sarcastic and strangely, (as she becomes a zombie), a survivor. Normally the running, hiding and trying to find help are the live surviving people. In this book it is the bitten; though there was one unbitten survivor in the group. That provided some interesting dilemmas. Zombified is a different take on zombies. I am very interested in seeing where the author t…

Review of The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah

The Mouse –Proof Kitchen Saira Shah
Atria/Emily Bestler Books

UK Release April 2013 US Release Summer 2013

*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. I received no compensation for this review. The review is based on my honest thoughts of this title.*
Anna is a planner. So when she discovers she’s pregnant, she prepares for a perfect new life in Provençe, France, with her perfect new baby-to-be. Anna’s partner, the easy-going Tobias, shouldn’t have too much difficulty tagging along—after all, he’s a musician who rarely starts his day before noon. But all that changes when their baby is born severely disabled. Anna, Tobias, and their daughter, Freya, end up in a rickety, rodent-infested farmhouse in a remote town in France—far from the mansion in Provençe they had imagined. Little do they know that this is the beginning of what will become an incredible journey of the heart—one during which they learn there really is no such thing as a mouse-proof kitchen. Life is messy, and it’s the …

A Drunken Visit with Kat Nove

If I Can't Wave Like A Princess I Must Be A Loser Kat Nove

Today I will be reviewing Kat Nove's book If I Can't Wave Like A Princess I Must Be A Loser. But first a treat. Kat is in the house! The tequila is flowing so be prepared. I had set out a nice little spread of dainty teacakes and cucumber sandwiches with tea. Okay I am lying. I do not drink tea and right now the closest you are getting to teacakes in my house is some Samoan Girl Scout Cookies, (thank you to all the Girl Scouts who sell these wonderful cookies every year at the local Fred Meyers). So for this monumental meeting I set out Coronas with lime and salt and Ceviche Tostada Chips (just top a bunch of tortilla chips with a bit of ceviche and swoon from the deliciousness). Kat walked in with Patrón. It went uphill from there. Or downhill. Depends on the moment. 

Me: Hi Kat! Come on in and get comfortable.
Kat: Wow! your house looks nice and clean.
Me:  Yeah I cleaned it just for you. Had I known what a true slob …

Feathered Book Blast

Welcome to Tom Weston's Feathered Book Blast! Here's your chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash PLUS an autographed copy of his new fantasy, Feathered: Being a Fairy Tale!
Feathered is the 3rd book in the Alex and Jackie Adventure Series and we're so happy to bring you not only a great giveaway but tell you all about Tom and his new book. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents and ends on March 29.

Whenever Alexandra Caroline O’Rourke, AKA Alex, met with trouble, she generally blamed her younger sister, Jackie. And Alex’s sudden engagement to marry a Viking prince, against her will, probably classified as trouble. If nothing else, a wedding held in 11th century Ireland would make it difficult to invite her friends from San Diego. Regardless of blame, Jackie was the only person who could help Alex, but Jackie was still in the 21st century. And Jackie had her own problems, which included uncooperative fairies and strange songs which only she could…

Hidden Wings Tour & Giveaway

Title: Hidden Wings Author: Cameo Renae Published: January 18th, 2013 Publisher: Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing Word Count: 65,500 Cover Art: Regina Wamba
Synopsis: Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise. As her family's sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.

Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn't even know who or what she is.

A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday... things will change.
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Excerpt: “Thanks guys. I’m gonna miss you SO much,” I said, as tears stung my eyes a…