Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Book Review Wolf Unleashed By Paige Tyler

A Wolf Unleashed by Paige Tyler
Title: Wolf Unleashed (SWAT Special Wolf Alpha Team)

 Author: Paige Tyler 

 Stars: 4 out of 5

 Review: 
This is the first time I have read Paige Tyler. She has been on my list to head authors but because of the supernatural element I hadn't really put forth the effort to buy her books.
I really can't wait to read Paige Tyler books again. Her characters are so lovable and very cute. The author falls into the traditional Romantic Suspense\Supernatural Suspense with the female lead getting herself into trouble. I strongly dislike when the author creates a very intelligent character and she does something stupid and almost out of character for the person the author has created because it drags the reader out of the story wondering if they are reading the same book.
The relationship between Alex and Lacey felt natural and less instra love. I still don't get the whole myth of the werewolves but I will keep reading to find out more.

Advance Copy from Netgalley for my thoughts.



Synopsis: 
Wolf shifter Alex Trevino has fallen hard for veterinarian Lacey Barton. Getting her to agree to a date is a lot of work—and winning her heart proves even harder.

Lacey can’t deny her crazy attraction to Alex, but she has no intention of letting herself fall for him. In her less than stellar experience, men don’t stick around.

When Lacey’s sister is kidnapped, it’s up to Alex to crack the case—and prove to Lacey that he isn’t going anywhere.
 


Mass Market Paperback352 pages
Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Sourcebook Casablanca

About The Author: 
Paige Tyler
Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

She is published with Sourcebooks. 

She is represented by Bob Mecoy.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Book Review Ernie Pyle In England

Ernie Pyle in England by [Ernie Pyle]
Title: Ernie Pyle In England 

 Author: Ernie Plye

 Stars: 5 out of 5

Review: 
Ernie Pyle was a well published newspaper correspondent prior to and during WWII. He went to England in late 1940 and left in early 1941. His purpose was to report on how the average English person was enduring the war  and near nightly bombing by the Germans. This book is composed of the articles he wrote during his trip and was first published in 1941. These articles give a clear understanding of the times and conditions under which they survived. I found the book to be easy reading and truly informative.
I have given this book a five star rating.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format. 
Thank you Frank for your review!

Synopsis: 
Ernie Pyle was one of America's most popular newspaper columnists. Late in 1940, he went to England to observe and write about the Blitz. Pyle wrote about daily life and the scenes and people he encountered. His columns from December 1940 to March 1941 were compiled in this volume.

HardcoverFirst228 pages
Published 1941 by Robert M. McBride & Company

About The Author: 
Ernie Pyle
Ernest Taylor Pyle was an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death in combat during World War II. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. 

His articles, about the out-of-the-way places he visited and the people who lived there, were written in a folksy style, much like a personal letter to a friend. He enjoyed a following in some 300 newspapers.

On April 18, 1945, Pyle died on Iƍjima (Iwo Jima), an island off Okinawa, after being hit by Japanese machine-gun fire.



Monday, December 5, 2016

Movie Review Dr. Strange



Movie: Dr. Strange

Release Date: November 4, 2016 (USA)

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:

Doctor Strange was a great movie. It had amazing special effects, a solid plot-line, and tied into the upcoming "Infinity War" plot-line in a way that made sense. My only problem was the fact that the movie didn't really align well with the comic book series. Of course, most movies based off of books or comics tend to stray from the original sources plot-line. Another thing that could have been worked on was the pacing. The movie takes place in a span of about two or three years, which is hard to cram into a two-hour movie, but I still kind of wish that there had been less montage-like sections of the film.

Overall, Doctor Strange was a well produced movie, and I could tell that a lot of effort had been put into it. I recommend you see it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank you Emily for your Review.

Synopsis:
Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

Other Reviews:
91% Fresh
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/doctor_strange_2016




Friday, December 2, 2016

Month of Service Little Ways we can increase Love in our families and those Around Us


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Starting December 1st our family is following a list of service we can do for others in our family and outside of our family.
Each day has something easy for everyone from ages 3-99 to be able to do.   Everything from opening a door to telling someone they look nice that day.  Each act of service or kindness helps increase love in our little family.

Every Calendar will be different because every family is different with different ages and abilities.
Last night my husband helped a family move into the area while the kids and I decorated out Christmas tree.  Today at school the kids are making a card for a school staff member thanking them.  I plan to leave a note for a neighbor thanking them for being wonderful neighbors.

Another act of kindness is Introduce yourself to someone new.  This one is wonderful for children because it helps them break out of their shells and group of friends to find new friends who are different from themselves. Another act is say Hello to everyone you meet with a smile.   In this day and age a smile can go along way to help someone who is struggling in life and help them find a small amount of joy.

Give someone an unexpected gift, Make a list of things you are thankful for and posted, Tell your parents Thank you. (Trust me It will never get old.  I am a mom of 4 and I still tell my parents Thank You. Mainly for keeping me alive and loving me at the most unlovable times.)

Help Unload the Groceries from the Car is on December 24th. This one for our family will be a little different it will be help bake cookies and give them to the neighbors.

Small acts of kindness not only help those around you feel love but you will feel an extra hop in your step on the days you want to drag your feet.  We all have those days so push though and think of how your smile might help others.

Please find a Kindness Calendar that works for you or your family. Find the Christmas joy everyone is longing to feel right now.  If you find this changes not only your heart but those around you create a Calendar of Kindness for the year and see what a change it can make in your life and those around you.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Book Review Stalked (ALIAS, #1)

Stalked by Lisa Hughey
Title:  Stalked (ALIAS #1)

Author: Lisa Hughey

 Stars: 4 out of 5

Review: 
Lisa Hughey has always written good Romantic Suspense and this one is equal to all her others. Smart Ass broken Kita goes head to head with rules following Alex to protect one sleazy Judge.
Stalked is a new series by author Lisa Hughey and has potential to be a fun series to follow.
The one things I personally as a reader dislike is sexual attraction or Instra love that involves non stop thoughts of sex because the characters going from depth to superficial making the story almost unbelievable. With the current romantic suspense there is sex scenes which or explicit but personal I skipped it because it didn't add anything to the story. Always it was mind blown changing experience.
The twist where Alex fines more emotional connection and Kita finds a release from stress comes from their backgrounds being so different. 
I plan to read more in this series.

Received Advance Copy from Netgalley. Thoughts expressed are my own.


Synopsis: 
Stalked: Opposites attract, unfortunately. 

Rule follower, Federal US Deputy Marshal Alex Saunders has been assigned to protect a federal judge after the judge receives death threats. This detail is standard until the judge insists on his son’s PR firm provide backup security, which isn’t even in the rule book. But because Alex is already in hot water, he follows orders to keep the judge happy. 

Rule breaker, and former CIA analyst, Kita Kim reluctantly agrees to go undercover, posing as the judge’s aide slash girlfriend, but in return she expects her boss at ALIAS to help her protect an abused woman and her nieces even though technically keeping the children from their father is against the law. 

From the very start, Alex and Kita disagree about everything. But their sizzling attraction continues to grow as the threats against the judge escalate and put them all in danger. Can these two opposites find enough common ground outside the bedroom, or will their diverse philosophies result in disaster? 


Kindle Edition210 pages
Published October 31st 2016 by Lisa Hughey

About The Author: 
Lisa Hughey

USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Hughey has been writing romance since the fourth grade, which was also about the time she began her love affair with spies. Harriet and Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys later gave way to James Bond and Lara Croft and Jason Bourne. Exploring the complex nature of a profession that requires subterfuge and lies fascinates her. She loves combining her two passions into fiction and hopes you love the results. 

You can find her on the web at http://www.lisahughey.com, or the group blog http://www.pensfatales.com ,on Twitter @lisahughey and on email: lisahughey@pacbell.net , Like her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Hu...

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