Thursday, September 21, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY:     Good Thursday all today we are going to review Emir Skalonja's new book THE PLAGUE . Rise of the Dead .                           ...


    Good Thursday all today we are going to review Emir Skalonja's new book THE PLAGUE . Rise of the Dead .

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    Six people find themselves trapped in Love Canal, Niagara Falls, an old toxic waste site and witness the first hours of the plague that brings the dead back to life.

                             MY REVIEW 
   This book was written after the movie was shot . The author takes us on a scary roller coaster ride that will have you on the edge of your seat . What would you do if you were trapped in a town with 5 other people when the world started to end and the zombies started to come . Would you be strong enough to get out alive . Let me tell you about Jack and Jill and Becky and Tom and how they survived the outbreak in Love Canal . 
      The characters in this book are very well written and developed  Jack and Jill are boyfriend and girlfriend who are out for some revenge Becky and Tom are brother and sister who are the best of friends .  They work together to try and get out of the town. They are complete oppisites of each other but they work together really well. They are strong and just get stronger as you read the book .
   This was a great read , the author takes us on a journey with such twists and turns. You are on the edge of your seat all the way through this book . I can't believe that he had made the movie before he wrote the book . The author did a great job when he developed the characters and set up the story line .  If you want a great story that is also a great movie, You will not be disappointed its a great addition to the zombie genre .  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE

Books to curl up with: GOOD MORNING EVERYONE:  Good Wednesday morning all , I think I have come out the other side of whatever alien bug bit me on the weekend . Thank the heavens for tha...


 Good Wednesday morning all , I think I have come out the other side of whatever alien bug bit me on the weekend . Thank the heavens for that . Today we are going to review a new author to me . HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE ( Detective by day book one ) by Kellye Garrett

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Dayna Anderson doesn't set out to solve a murder. All the semi-famous, mega-broke black actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. After witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she figures pursuing the fifteen-grand reward isn't the craziest thing a Hollywood actress has done for some cash.
But what starts as simply trying to remember a speeding car soon blossoms into a full-on investigation. As Dayna digs deeper into the victim's life, she wants more than just reward money. She's determined to find the poor woman's killer too. When she connects the accident to a notorious Hollywood crime spree, Dayna chases down leads at paparazzi hot spots, celeb homes and movie premieres. She loves every second—until someone tries to kill her.
And there are no second takes in real life

                         MY REVIEW 
       This isn't you typical mystery book . It is a light hearted fun read with a good dose of mystery thrown in . Welcome to Dayna Anderson's world . After seeing a deadly hit and run . She decides to solve the mystery for the reward money . She is helping her parents out . Everything is going along great . She is trying to remember the car and then it starts to build into a full fledged investigation. That takes her to the hottest spots in Hollywood its all great until someone tries to kill her . Will she survive and will she find out who did it . 
     This book had it all , there were twists and turns a mystery and some romance mixed in . Dayna is like most of the women in Hollywood . She has had some success in commercials and now she is working at temp jobs . She is a go getter and will do all to help out her friends and family . She is a strong character and is so fun loving she will get it done when needed .  Her friends are varied everyone from Sienna the fashionista to  Emma the computer hacker to her partner Aurbrey Adams , and ex cop who rides a bike and wears an orange reflective suit 
   The story is a fast fun read that will keep you reading until there are no pages left to turn . This a cute twist on the cozy mystery story . The author likes to throw out red herrings , where you think you have it figured out and bam you are wrong . Which I really enjoy .  Can't wait to see what the next book is like by this author . 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD FRIDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD FRIDAY ALL:  Good Friday everyone . Today is a special day for me, I finally got this man corralled and got him to sit down for an interview . Let me in...


 Good Friday everyone . Today is a special day for me, I finally got this man corralled and got him to sit down for an interview . Let me introduce you to Keith Montgomery and his book THE SANDRIAN CHRONICLES

Welcome to the blog Keith .
 Thank you for having me today, excited to be here

Tell us a little about yourself –
I’m happily married with 4 four legged children. The third of four children, so I guess that makes me a middle child. I’m a Gemini and I’m sure my wife will confirm, I have two personalities and yet one. Sports is my pleasure. The home town Cavs and Indians are of course my favorite teams. I’m a veteran who served in the United States Air Force for four years, stationed at Andrews AFB in Maryland, and served during Desert Storm. I’m a Treker, Star wars fan and my favorite movie is Marvel’s Avengers.

Before we continue I would just like to say a big THANK YOU  for serving your country and keeping the world safe for us all .

 What are you working on right now?
I’ve started working on Royal Blood, which is book 3 in a possible series of possibly six books. Also, I’ve begun mapping out the Sandrian Chronicles: The Anthology. I have other projects in my laptop that are currently on the back burner along with an idea for a short story for Maximus Shock Vol. 2, assuming that gets off the ground.

 What does your writing process look like.
Chaos! LOL!! There are those who use story boards and such to guide them in the novel creating, but the mad scientist in me has contempt for such order. Only in chaos can true order be found! More often than not, I’m not so much the author of the novel, but a chronicler of events that take place. It often led to twists in Bad Blood then even I didn’t see coming.

 Who inspired you to start writing
I’ve always written. But for the longest it was only to entertain myself friends and family. Gradually, I began writing letters to the editor in the local newspaper. From there, I entered a poetry contest. Though I didn’t win, the poem was impressive enough that it was included in the anthology titled The Whirling Sea. 

 Do you happen to read your reviews and do you respond to any of the bad reviews.
yes I read, all my reviews but so far, out of the reviews I’ve seen, I don’t have and bad reviews. I’m very proud of that and humbled too. In the end, the readers determine how good you are.

What is the best part of the writing / publishing process do you like and which part do you hate?
I don’t know if there’s any part of it I hate. It’s a whole new universe to me. I’m still exploring it and learning and it’s all interesting. I think it’s a good idea that I learn as much about all sides of the process as possible. The day may one day come when I might decide to do for novice authors, what Christina did for me.

 If your book was turned into a movie who would play the main characters?
This is an easy and fun question. I’ve actually thought about this already! If my book were made into a movie, with the cast I have in mind, it would have to make a mint just to break even! Here goes:

Adalius- Jason Mamoa                      Kiel- Chris Hemsworth      Taine- Chris Rock or Kevin Hart
Kalleal- Mike Colter                           Maya- Rutina Wesley Trey   Thomas- Omari Hardwick         Trish- Jenifer Lawrence   Anna Longfellow- Charlize Theron    Gil- Sam Elliot
Well, there you are. And that’s a partial list!

 I have read this book and so agree with all your actors . Especially Jason Mamoa 

 if you weren't writing what would you be doing?
Truthfully, I don’t know. There haven’t been many times in my adult life when I wasn’t reading or writing. 

What do you feel is your best accomplishment?
Another easy question; my greatest accomplishment was getting my wife to marry me! Second was completing Written in Blood. It was one of the most fulfilling, frustrating, hair pulling thing I’ve ever done, and yet it was a labor of love. I truly enjoyed it. I know it makes no sense , but its true.

DO you have and rituals or favorite times to write?
No, anytime is a good time. No rituals, no preambles, just open the laptop and go.


Chocolate Milk

Favorite junk food?
Pizza. Friends have called me a black Italian!

if you had a super power what would it be?
Teleportation. If I could teleport others with me, I’d never drive again!

What if any secret talents do you have?
That’s classified.

Favorite book and author?
J.R. Ward is my favorite author, she’s the bar I set for my writing. Not sure I have a favorite book but my favorite series is the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. VERY good reading

What would you tell any aspiring writer out there?
Never give up. The greatest enemy you will most likely face will be your own self-doubt. Don’t listen to that voice, if it tells you you’re not good enough.  Once you start your project, whatever happens, keep going. Lastly when writing, don’t worry about going back and fixing anything you’ve written. Just get the book down on your laptop or paper. Once you finish, then you can go back and fix your errors or inconsistencies, and get ready, because that’s when the REAL writing begins.  

Last but not least where can people find you?
I can be found on facebook at

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY TO YOU ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY TO YOU ALL: Good Thursday all . Today we going to take a look at CHESAPEAKE BRIDE by Mariah Stewart                            BOOK BLURB ...