Wednesday, 28 November 2018

NEW REVIEW: Go Home Afton - Brent Jones

Afton Morrison has two personalities.  There is Afton the nice school librarian, and there is her other personality that often materialises and talks to Afton, encouraging her to commit crimes and is begging her to commit her first murder.  Afton has had these violent urges all her Adult life and she believes that she can indulge on this urge by murdering someone that isn't going to be missed in society.  She wants to kill a known predator, but someone (the man in the shadows) is foiling her plans.

This is part one of a four part series.  It is an interesting read, and I did enjoy it.  I liked how there was the two personalities to Afton and how her other personality would play out in the background egging Afton on. The way Afton meticulously planned to murder someone that was an bad person in society almost had you feeling like it was the okay thing to do.  I found that in itself amusing.  The story is well written and I did like the characters.  It is a quick easy read and I would be happy to continue to read the other books in the series.

Currently it is on sale for $0.00 on Amazon if you would like to get your free copy.

My thanks to the author for my copy in return for an honest review.

I rate this book 📘📘📘📘/5

Monday, 26 November 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Healing Scars - Audrey Ravine *5 STARS*

Tyler Thomas married her high school sweetheart and moved away from her hometown of Georgia with her husband.  He was going to be a football star.  When his football career fizzles out he blames Tyler for being pregnant during the college years.  He becomes abusive and an alcoholic.  Years of abuse leads Tyler to leave her abusive marriage and return home.  She ends up moving next door to her the high school bad boy who she had a bit of a crush on, but her parents would of never let her date him.  Her parents would of never expected that marrying the future football star would of ended so badly.

Zac cannot believe his eyes when he discovers the new girl moving in next door is the girl he had a a major crush on in high school and who he carried her photo with him when he went away with the army.  Now Zac is a veterinarian, after being forced to medically retire from the army after an injury.  Zac has PTSD after his experience in the army, and it is something that is still haunting him.  

When things start to blossom between Zac and Tyler and they begin to heal from their traumatic pasts, her ex-husband threatens to tear them apart.  If he can't have her then no-one can.

This book is BRILLIANT!!!!  I loved it! I was interested from the beginning and was kept entertained from start to finish.  I enjoyed how the characters stories were developed and how they interacted with each other.  I don't think there was anything I didn't like about this book.  I highly recommend you to read this, if you like a book with romance and drama with a twist.  

My many thanks to the author for allowing me to review her book in exchange for a review.

📘📘📘📘📘/5 rating

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

BOOK REVIEW: DEATH BY SUGGESTION: An Anthology of 19th and Early 20th-Century Tales of Hypnotically Induced Murder, Suicide, and Accidental Death (Hypnotism in Victorian and Edwardian Era Fiction) (Volume 1)


 Death by Suggestion is an Anthology of stories about hypnotic murder and suggested suicide.  These stories are from the 19th and 20th Century.  These are short stories that do not take very long to read and are all different, but within the same theme of hypnotic induced murder and suicide.  Stories about revenge by hypnotically suggesting a murder to a person for revenge.  Or perhaps fall in love with a lady who possesses you and leads you to fall to your death.

 The stories are interesting but are a little hard to read at times as there are sometimes words back from shakespearian times such as thy, thou ect but if you are a fan of that era you will be content here.  It is interesting to see the use of words that were hyphened back in that era that are a full word now.  Examples include, to-morrow, to-day.

These stories being that of hypnotic suggestions are interesting to read and there is many ways that hypnotic suggestion is used here.

My thanks to the author whom I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This book can be purchased from Amazon

I rate this book 📘📘📘


Thursday, 8 November 2018

BOOK REVIEW: THE INVISIBLE INVESTIGATION - LIONEL TOUZELLIER

This is a best selling novel in France.  I read the english translated version.  This is a novel based around true facts on the assignation of John F Kennedy.  It is a fictional suspense novel that will keep you intrigued from the beginning to the end. Joshua Mandley is assigned to investigate the JFK assignation using new advanced technologies.  His partner is Mei Wang who is an expert in everything JFK.  Together the two of them are thrown into an intense investigation that becomes a struggle to survive, when someone else is as equally interested in this new investigation.  Can they follow the trail of clues that has been left for them and solve the mystery behind the assignation of JFK before their enemies do? 

I really enjoyed reading this book.  It kept me interested from the beginning through to the end.  I always found myself wanting to read just one more chapter as it was a quite intense read and very interesting.  I loved that it was based around true facts and I really liked the angle of the new techniques that was used in the investigation.  I enjoyed the Chinese proverbs that was used throughout the book too.  I highly recommend you reading this book. I don't think you will be disappointed.

I rate this 📘📘📘📘books out of 5.


My thanks to Lionel for asking me to do a review on his book.  These are my own thoughts and opinions.

About the author:

Lionel Touzellier is a French author who specializes in mystery novels and thrillers. 
Fascinated by the Kennedy assassination, he studied it for several years before writing the Invisible Investigation


You can purchase this book from Amazon.
Print Length: 695 pages
Publication Date: November 21, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B077P5PF5K

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

BOOK REVIEW: THE MENTALIST SERIES - KENECHI UDOGU

THE MENTALIST SERIES

BOOK 1: AVERSION

BOOK 2: SENTIENT

BOOK 3: KEEPERS

PREQUEL: BROKEN TIES





Gemma Green is a fifteen year old girl and does many things that fifteen year old girls do.  However, she is an Averter. She can alter the minds of people and change the outcome of a future event. Only another Averter will be able to sense or know who Gemma is. Her first Aversion was with Russ Tanner.  Russ is at Gemma's school but Gemma mainly keeps to herself.  She wanted to keep a low profile.  The aversion should of been simple. Changing the event that would of led Russ to his demise, and should not remember anything. Well, that is what is meant to happen after an aversion. However, Russ now wants to get to know Gemma, and he won't leave her alone.  Is he really interested in her, or did Gemma do the aversion wrong?

When a person from Gemma's dad's (Paul) past, named Henry finds them, Paul decides that it is time to hide.  They pack up and leave their house in Sandes.  Gemma does not tell Russ where they are going.  Soon enough Gemma sees Russ playing Tennis in their new neighbourhood they moved too, and she can hardly believe it.  As things happen they find out that they are in fact Sentient twins.  They have this incredible link that means that Russ will find Gemma at some point no matter where she is.  They have a strong bond and as events occur they find out that Russ can actually enhance Gemma's abilities.  This later on becomes essential when Gemma has to use her abilities without her orb.  The orb is what they use for power to carry out an aversion.

Gemma returns to Sandes to help protect Russ.  There is no point running. Two groups of strangers come to town that are offering Gemma assistance with her new abilities. She does not know whom she can trust.  Who is telling her the truth?  The progressive empaths, or the keepers?  Gemma needs to do all she can to uncover the truth before it is too late.

The prequel I read after the books and I really enjoyed it.  It tells the story of Paul as a teenager when he first met Gemma's mum.  A forbidden love affair.   

Gemma is a very likeable character and the books grabbed my attention right away.  The concept of people having the abilities to change a person mindset or place different thoughts in their minds, is very interesting.  I liked the building relationship of Gemma and Russ.  The books build the characters well and by the end of the first book you will be eager to read book 2 and so on to see what happens.  The books are listed as a YA paranormal book, but easily enjoyable by an adult.  I highly recommend this series.

I was given a copy of this in an exchange for my honest review, my thanks to the Author.

📘📘📘📘My Rating
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Friday, 12 October 2018

UPCOMING BOOK REVIEW

I am nearly finished this series from Kenechi Udogo - The Mentalist Series. A young adult fantasy series that adults will enjoy just as much. Stay tuned for my upcoming review. You can buy the books on Amazon.com
 
And from Amazon.com.au for an Aussie readers :-)

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Been on holidays but I am still here :-)

Hi Everyone out there in Blog land.  I have still been reading, I was away for a couple of weeks on holidays so alas the reason I haven't done any reviews of late.  It has taken me longer to read than usual due to not having a lot of reading time.  I have been so tired at the end of the day that I was lucky to get a chapter in. I will show you some photo's of the beautiful places I visited on a Cruise to Vanuatu and New Caledonia. :-) Cheers, and thanks to the Authors that have been reaching out to me for book reviews.  This means a lot to me, and I really enjoy reading your books and sharing them with others out there.



Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Crystal clear water and ever changing colours in Port Villa
One of many beautiful sunsets


The colour of the water over in Vanuatu/New Caledonia is amazing.  Crystal clear
water you could see for up to a depth of 15 meters.  

Getting up close with some of the locals

The P & O Cruise ship I was on for 10 Days


NEW REVIEW: Go Home Afton - Brent Jones

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