October 12, 2014

Series Sunday: BURN Bonus

(Detective Michael Bennett #7)


Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is Burn, the seventh book in the Detective Michael Bennett series by James Patterson. This series is breaking the mold and getting better by the book. Read the first three chapters here FREE. Stay tuned for my full review.

 

October 10, 2014

First Lines Friday BONUS


First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Grab your current read(s).
  • Share the first line(s).
  • Include the title and author.

Watch the movie trailer below of Addicted in theaters today! Download the Kindle eBook version for just $0.99 now and read the first line for yourself!


~ Addicted by Zane

 

October 1, 2014

Prime Deception


"Why would someone so wonderful and so precious want to cease to exist?" ~ pg. 76

Lorna Thomas had a deal set to sell her story to a British tabloid paper. She had been the Deputy Prime Minister of England's mistress. A couple days before selling her secret, she is found dead. Police ruled that she committed suicide but Laurie, her twin sister, thinks Lorna was murdered. She will do anything to prove it, including working with the man Lorna had an affair with.

Six months later, the unlikely duo—determined twin sister and mourning ex-lover/politician—team up to find the real cause of Lorna's death. The covert investigation lead to more than they predicted it would. Although the mystery was obvious to me from the beginning.

"Charles glanced up from his roast lamb dinner and seized the opportunity of deception, knowing that his role as Deputy Prime Minister was the perfect veil to hide potential indiscretions behind." ~ pg. 28

Author Carys Jones loves to write and create stories to ignite the reader's imagination. She understands the feeling of escapism that readers love when lost in a great story. Prime Deception almost gave me that feeling. The mystery did not drag on but maintained a steady predictable pace. It was interesting enough for me to follow along and pick up clues along with Laurie and Charles. There was enough background info on the main characters to give readers an opinion.

As my bookhearts know, I have a soft spot for UK. It always interests me to read books by England authors. If you aren't familiar with alternate spellings of words, it takes getting used to. However, Carys skillfully avoided such words to make it easier for both UK and US readers to follow. Well done, Carys.

Prime Deception was not a page-turning, nail-biting mystery but it was worth reading to escape the real world for a few hours.

Title: Prime Deception
Author: Carys Jones
Published: April 2014
Pages: 199
Edition: Galley
Rating: ♥♥♥

 

September 30, 2014

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie


Visually pleasing. Very true to the book. Does not suffer from the middle-child syndrome. May the odds be ever in your favor and watch it. Available on DVD, On-Demand and digital cable TV.

Title: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Woody Harrison (Haymitch), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna)
Release Date: November 2013
Time: 146 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥



September 28, 2014

Series Sunday: Recommendations?


Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

I am looking for new series to jump on the bandwagon and start reading. Please share your recommendations of what I should read next. Thanks in advance, bookhearts.

 

September 27, 2014

August & September eMags

I am Living La Vida NOOK with these August & September eMags:

Ebony ~ Cut The Stress Over Their Mess + Your Ultimate Money Guide

Ebony ~ The Sexy Stars of GET ON UP! + Financial Boot Camp

Essence ~ Jill: Her Brand New Bangin' Body & Style Evolution

Essence ~ Michelle Obama: Her Secrets to Raising Smart Kids

Entertainment Weekly ~ The WALKING DEAD Exclusive 

Entertainment Weekly ~ Fall Movie Preview: Scoop on 88 New Films + GONE GIRL

O: The Oprah Magazine ~ The Best Books of Summer

 

September 26, 2014

First Lines Friday - Primetime Fall TV Edition


First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Grab your current read(s) or watch(es).*
  • Share the first line(s).
  • Include the title and author.


"And stop acting like a little bitch baby."

~ How To Get Away With Murder by the executive producers of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy starring Viola Davis


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"Oh, my stars. Is that how you cope with this insufferable humidity?"

The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone


*Fall TV is so awesome that I had to share the first lines of a couple shows I'm watching this season. Check out the trailers above.