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Currently Reading… Harry Potter and the Cursed Child #CursedChild #HPScriptBook

July 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I read all the HP books, watched all the HP movies – that was my youth! – and I took JK Rowling’s word for it that there wouldn’t be any more HP books – so this HP 8 is definitely a gift!

Would’ve loved to be able to watch the play, but since that is not going to be a reality for me, I will have to settle on reading the script (with my best British-accent head voice) and use my imagination…

Currently just finished Act 1 – and have so many questions! Why is this or that?

 

Question: My fave character so far? (Click on arrowhead for answer)

Answer: Scorpio Malfoy – he’s such a good comedic relief with Albus & Harry & others being so intense!

 

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Book Review – The Short Drop (Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons (@MatthewFitz_1)

June 24, 2016 Leave a comment

The Short Drop (The Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons

Book Description:

An Amazon Best Book of December 2015

The bestseller with over half a million readers that People magazine called a “live-wire debut.”

A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard—then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency—disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation’s history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession.

For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal—Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard’s security asks for Gibson’s help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand.

Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago. Using his military and technical prowess, he soon discovers multiple conspiracies surrounding the Lombard family—and he encounters powerful, ruthless political players who will do anything to silence him and his team. With new information surfacing that could threaten Lombard’s bid for the presidency, Gibson must stay one step ahead as he navigates a dangerous web to get to the truth.

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I’d been in a reading funk lately, starting and then abandoning one book after another. Got very frustrated, but happily, this is one novel that I finished (and in record time too!) The Short Drop was an audible deal offer on Amazon, and I was very curious when I read the book description (A cold case involving the future president’s missing daughter suddenly has new evidence turn up 10 years later). Very intriguing! And I was not disappointed, at all. And I’ve been recommending this thriller to everyone I know since!

This book really lived up to its “live-wire debut” description – it’s a clichĂ© to say this, but I found it to be a literal page turner, with so many unexpected twists and turns, and I never got bored or even felt like putting the book down (what a struggle to find the extra time to sleep/eat/work!). The author managed to keep me guessing, and although I did figure out the ‘big secret’ in the girl’s disappearance before it was revealed, I was surprised when someone I thought was a friend turned out to be not so friendly.

It also helped that I really liked the main character Gibson Vaughn – he’s this (disgraced but still legendary) hacker and ex-marine, who has never gotten over the disappearance of Suzanne Lombard (his childhood friend who was practically his baby sister). From his recollections of the girl, I found myself deeply caring about what happened to her also. And even as the other characters cautioned Gibson about ‘false hope’ – the girl had been gone for 10 years! – I found myself right beside Gibson – hoping against hope that there was a happy ending somehow.

I also want to mention how easy it was to read this book – the writing flow was so good, and I was really immersed in the story. It’s a bit hard to explain (like that so-called x-factor in Hollywood stars), but this author has that special quality that makes me go – this is a good writer, I want to read more of his stuff!

RATING: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

The Short Drop (The Gibson Vaughn Series) by Matthew FitzSimmons (Thomas & Mercer) is available on Amazon and other bookstores (B&N Nookbook, Kobo books, iBooks, Book Depository)

April’s Fool by Blanche Marriott @MarriottBlanche for $1.99! #Kindle #Romance Daily #Deal!

December 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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April's Fool by Blanche Marriott

April’s Fool‘ by Blanche Marriott (Montlake Romance) is now available at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site. Also on Amazon CA.

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Book Description

How can a wedding album start a tug-of-war between the bride and groom? When they aren’t really married and an April Fools joke goes awry.

In a moment of self-pity, April Vaillancourt, a graphic designer and all-around dreamer, creates a fake wedding album. She accidentally leaves it behind at a restaurant after a girls night out. Weeks later, when it turns up on the desk of the fake groom, he confronts her, and she’s faced with telling the truth or living a lie.

Michael Goode is a high-powered investment advisor on the threshold of becoming CEO. His neat and orderly bachelor life is jarred when April’s prank appears on his desk. Ready to take her to task for the brazen invasion of his privacy, he instead falls captive to her charms. Intrigued by her evasive tactics, he pursues her, but when he finds himself wanting to spend every minute with April, he begins to question his bachelor life. Could there be something better?

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The Tales from the Tudor Court, Books 1-2 by E. Knight are $1.99 Each! #Kindle #Romance Daily #Deal! #Historical

December 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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The Tales from the Tudor Court, Books 1-2 by E. Knight

The Tales from the Tudor Court, Books 1-2 by E. Knight (Lake Union Publishing) are at the specially discounted price of $1.99 each on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

Today only, The Tales from the Tudor Court, Books 1-2 by E. Knight are $1.99 Each.

  • My Lady Viper (Tales from the Tudor Court Book 1)
  • Prisoner of the Queen (Tales from the Tudor Court Book 2)

 

 

Drop Dead Perfect by Rick Murcer @RickMurcer for $1.99! #Kindle #Mystery, #Thriller & #Suspense Daily #Deal!

December 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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Drop Dead Perfect by Rick Murcer

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Book Description

A disturbing and gruesome serial killer is on the loose with a distinct calling card: after every murder, he stages his victim’s body with meticulous attention to detail—perfectly dressed, perfectly made-up, and pinned with the disconcerting message “NOT HER.” This serial killer won’t settle for anything less than perfection.

Forensics expert Ellen Harper is assigned to investigate the bizarre string of crimes. Reeling from a recent divorce, she channels her emotions and energy into protecting the women of Chicago from the deranged killer. To complicate matters, Brice Rogers, a good-looking detective with some issues of his own, is working the case at her side.

As the body count climbs, Ellen must attempt to conquer her own demons, piece together the workings of a mind born of hate, and find the murderer before he kills again. And again.

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HALO: Hunters in the Dark by Peter David @PeterDavid_PAD for $1.99! @GalleryBooks #Kindle #Sci-Fi #Fantasy Daily #Deal!

December 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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HALO: Hunters in the Dark by Peter David

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Book Description

The New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster video game for Xbox!

It is 2555, more than two years after the Master Chief went missing-in-action following a decisive conflict on Installation 00—the massive, extragalactic Forerunner construct known as the Ark—as part of the final chapter in humanity’s bloody thirty-year struggle against the overwhelming forces of the Covenant.

Now, as a tenuous peace exists between the humans and the Elites, a startling scientific discovery is made
and the riddle behind its Forerunner origins could very well seal the fate of the entire galaxy within a matter of weeks.

In order to unravel these dangerous secrets, a heroic, hastily formed coalition of humans and Elites must attempt to overcome their differences as they embark on a covert mission back to the Ark—an astonishing, enigmatic place beyond comprehension from which few have returned and where mortal danger awaits them all


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The Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly for $1.99! @Pegasus_Books #Kindle #Mystery, #Thriller & #Suspense Daily #Deal! #Historical

December 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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The Language of the Dead: A World War II Mystery by Stephen Kelly

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Book Description

As the shadow of World War II descends over Europe, Detective Inspector Thomas Lamb hunts for an elusive killer behind the veil of a seemingly charming English village.

German bombers are arriving daily, seeking to crush England. But in a rural Hampshire village, things have remained fairly quiet—until an elderly loner, Will Blackwell, is brutally murdered. The method of his killing bears the hallmarks of the traditional vanquishing of a witch, and indeed, local legend claims that as a boy, Blackwell encountered a ghostly black dog sent from the devil, who struck a bargain for Blackwell’s soul.

Not long after the murder, a young woman who is carrying the illegitimate child of a fighter pilot also is violently killed; then a local drunkard ends up in the race of an abandoned mill with the back of his head bashed in. As the Germans continue their relentless attack, Detective Inspector Thomas Lamb rushes to solve the crimes. Do the killer’s motivations lie in the murky regions of the occult?

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Seasons of Her Life by Fern Michaels @FernMichaels for $1.99! @lyricalpress #Kindle #Literary #Fiction Daily #Deal! #Women

December 1, 2016 Leave a comment

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Seasons of Her Life by Fern Michaels

Seasons of Her Life‘ by Fern Michaels (Lyrical Press/Penguin Random House) is available at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site. Also on Amazon CA.

Book Description

TO DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

Having left behind a bitter childhood, Ruby Connors quickly finds that marriage is not quite the escape she imagined. Instead, as a military wife in Washington, D.C., loneliness turns out to be her most dependable companion. But determined to realize her faith in happiness, she raises her two children in a nurturing, beautiful home that mirrors her resourcefulness and good sense. It’s the perfect environment in which to bake delicious, unforgettable cookies.

After years of struggle, Mrs. Sugar’s Cookies succeeds beyond Ruby’s wildest dreams. But closest to her heart is the memory of the man she longs for in her soul


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Funeral Games (Far Stars) by Jay Allan @jayallanwrites for $1.99! @HarperVoyagerUS #Kindle #Sci-Fi #Fantasy Daily #Deal! #Space #Saga

December 1, 2016 Leave a comment

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Funeral Games (The Far Stars Trilogy Book Three) by Jay Allan

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Book Description

The battle for the unification and rule of the Far Stars Confederation will be decided in this exhilarating third and final book in the swashbuckling space saga begun with Shadow of Empire and Enemy in the Dark.

The Far Stars stands on the edge of a precipice. The forces of Governor Vos have surged forth, conquering worlds and imposing the emperor’s brutal rule over millions. Only one thing stands in the way of total victory: Marshal Augustin Lucerne and his newly created Confederation. Vos has a simple plan: assassinate the marshal, and manipulate his generals to fight over his legacy, destroying each other in the process.

But another threat lurks: Arkarin Blackhawk. The smuggler and mercenary has been the marshal’s ally, working in the shadows and unraveling Vos’ plans. The governor can only hope the mysterious adventurer continues to resist a formal position in the Confederation.

Or he can have Blackhawk assassinated, too.

Because with Blackhawk succeeding Lucerne, the black and gold imperial flags will be stained red with blood. For his is a dark and dangerous past, and if he is put at the helm of the Confederation armies, the brutal imperial general he once had been may rise once again.

The Far Stars are facing the final battle. The Imperials seem unstoppable. But if Blackhawk somehow survives—and can come to grips with the horror deep within him—he just might be able to save the Far Stars from the iron hand of empire.

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