“Lesson Plan for Murder” by Lori Robbins!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this murder mystery!

Lesson Plan for Murder

 Lesson Plan for Murder
~Author: Lori Robbins
~Released: November 2017
~Publisher: Barking Rain Press
~Length: 228 Pages
~Genres: Adult Fiction, Cozy Mystery, Women’s Fiction, Chick-Lit
 
No one sheds any tears when overbearing English teacher Marcia Deaver is found dead in her classroom. Some staff members speculate it was a heart attack, or perhaps a suicide, but Liz Hopewell knows that no self-respecting member of the Valerian Hills English Department would kill herself without leaving behind a perfectly penned suicide note, complete with detailed footnotes and obscure literary references.
 
After the police begin investigating the death as a murder, Liz finds Marcia’s mysteriously coded lesson plans. Convinced they hold the key to identifying the murderer, normally risk-averse Liz finds herself obsessed with solving the crime.
 
Despite repeated requests to stay out of it from both her husband and the very fine-looking detective assigned to the case, Liz persists in pursuing the murderer down a sordid trail of infidelity, blackmail, and Shakespeare conspiracy theories.
 
When additional staff members are poisoned, Liz realizes that her clandestine pursuit has spooked the murderer—and she is likely next on the list. Can Liz expose the murderer before she becomes the next victim?

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Steampunk Zombie Western Adventure! “Bodacious Creed”

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this – wait for it – Zombie Western Steampunk Adventure. That’s right. Zombies have come to the wild west, and it’s entertaining as hell. Check it out, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Bodacious Creed

 Bodacious Creed
~Author: Jonathan Fesmire
~Released: August 18th 2017
~Length: 370 Pages
~Genres: Steampunk, Fantasy, Western, Zombies
U.S. Marshal James Creed has known loss, starting from the untimely death of his wife and daughter in a sudden fire. His work, chasing down and arresting outlaws across the Wild West, is all he has left to live for. Then one day, in 1876, the infamous killer Corwin Blake catches Creed by surprise and guns him down.

Creed awakes after a mysterious young woman resurrects him in a basement laboratory beneath a brothel. Half alive, Creed feels torn between his need for justice and his desire to fall back into the peace of death. Creed’s instincts drive him to protect the city of Santa Cruz, California, from the outlaws it harbors while searching for Blake.


He uncovers a secret criminal organization, likely protecting Blake, determined to use resurrection technology for its own ends. The former marshal, now faster, stronger, and a more deadly shot than ever before, must work with a brothel madam, a bounty hunter, and the remaining marshals to uncover the criminal syndicate before they can misuse the machines of rebirth and create more mindless zombies. Meanwhile, he must also stop Blake, before the outlaw kills the only people he cares about.


His own death can wait.

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“Arklight” by J.M. Myrick!

Hiya peeps! I’m super stoked to share this book with you, because I just loved it! It’s been a while since I found a book I truly fell in love with, but this one was awesome!

Check out my review, and be sure to add it to your reading lists – you won’t want to miss this one! =D

Arklight

Operation Nightfall

Arklight
~Author: J.M. Myrick
~Released: October 4th 2017
~Length: 266 Pages
~Genres: Historical, Christian, Adventure, Conspiracy
 
The United States’ most formidable secret unit impacts the past creating a line through history, revealing that God exists independent of time. Seventy-three years after World War II, while on a mission to capture the world’s most wanted terrorist, Arklight’s Spear Team, led by genius historian Navy SEAL Captain John Steadman, discovers a remarkable Nazi conspiracy. Through a supernatural phenomenon, the small Arklight team teleports to 1943 Bizerte, Tunisia, one day into the allied assault on the city. The team’s interactions with a group of Navy Raiders in World War II lead them to discover the Nazi plans for an atomic bomb and a weapon of Christ, known as the Titulus Crucis. 
 
The Navy Raiders discover a powerful truth through faith, which binds them to America’s most modern and formidable warriors conceived to date. Historical figure Ensign John Bell and his small band of Raiders soon experience Arklight’s ability to wage all out warfare against the Nazi death-machine. In 1943, Hitler’s hope to rule the world stands on the fringe of reality, but the Arklight team’s encounter with a powerful force enables them a chance to alter destiny itself. The coveted mysteries of Christ are unveiled, and the team soon discovers the forces of darkness have a larger more ominous plan in play. 

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“Frede and Santa” by Leen Lefebre!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a cute holiday novella to share with you today, and it’s perfect timing! It’s suitable for all ages, starting middle grade and up. Check it out, and be sure to let me know what holiday reads you’re enjoying this month! =D

Frede and Santa

 Frede and Santa
~Author: Leen Lefebre
~Released: June 2nd 2017
~Length: 36 Pages
~Genres: Holiday, Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy
In a faraway village there lives a farmer with his wife. The summer harvest has failed and winter already arrives. So, how should they feed their three sons? The idea arises to fetch wood in the northern forest. They could dry it, sell it from door to door and earn some money to buy food. 



Frede knows that his parents are doing their best, but is it enough to withstand the most barren period of the year? Together with his brothers, Rhune and Folke, he wants to visit Santa and ask him for help. But, first they must travel through that extensive forest where the evil Elf King lurks.

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“Starry Messenger” by Ethan Howard!

Hiya peeps! Sci-fi fans have another option today, with this new review. Apparently it’s sci-fi week on Desert Rose Reviews! Check this one out, and see what you think!

Starry Messenger

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 Starry Messenger
~Author: Ethan Howard


~ReleasedMarch 15th 2017
 
~Length: 146 Pages
 
~Genres: Sci-Fi, Spirituality
 
 
In 2018, war has been eliminated. Crime greatly reduced. Poverty and homelessness is a thing of the past. Things are so good, that many have dared to call it paradise.
 
Then a powerful and enigmatic stranger comes to Earth with a message: 
 
“What you believe is false.”
“What you know is wrong.”
 
Humans have been manipulated since the dawn of man by shadowy forces. Nothing is what it appears to be and dark times are on the horizon. Everything transpiring on the planet is merely a precursor to unspeakable horrors destined to occur in the year 2020.
 
The world is headed for its end days while the battle-weary stranger struggles with his feelings for an Earth woman, his duty, and a past shrouded in mystery. In the meantime, evil forces operate with impunity and gain a greater stranglehold on the planet.
 
The arrival of this starry messenger will either save Earth or accelerate its destruction………….. 

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“How Santa Changed” by Karl Steam!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a wonderful and festive holiday picture book for any of you with children to entertain this holiday season. Check it out – I’m sure you and your little ones will love it!

How Santa Changed

 How Santa Changed
~Author: Karl Steam
 
~IllustratorMaksym Stasiuk
 
~Released: November 8th, 2016
 
~Length: 38 Pages
 
~Genres: Fiction, Childrens Picture Book
 

Think you know Santa? Think again. Discover what Santa was like when he was young and the events that helped him become the jolly man we like so much. 


How Santa Changed is a story that explains many of the familiar things we associate with Santa Claus. Why does Santa use reindeer to pull his sleigh? Why does he have elves help him make toys? Why does he have a white beard? Why does he walk with jolly and cheer? 


Mrs. Claus is not left out either. If readers pay close attention, they will discover some of the strategies that helped her to become the most famous baker in history. 


This book contains timeless lessons for both children and adults alike, but not in an annoying way. It’s a story that loved ones will want to read year after year.

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“The Final Year Project” by Mehana Usha Rani!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a new release to share with you today, fitting for college students and fans of college-age drama stories.

Check it out, and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below!

The Final Year Project

 The Final Year Project
~Released: November 29th, 2017
~Genres: New Adult, Young Adult, College, Contemporary, Drama
 
Om Prakash, a senior at Amra College of Technology, is getting ready to spend his final year with his friends, Vikram, Sid and Dev. They want to do something special to commemorate their last year but with no plans yet, they attend the Freshers’ Day Inauguration Ceremony.
 
Enter Sara, the class topper of the freshers batch who looks as perfect as her test scores. Om is instantly smitten. With that, Vikram announces their final year project: Om ♥ Sara. Om has no objections.
 
But Sara does.
 
Unamused by their harassment and hell-bent on revenge, Sara infiltrates their all-male Boxing Club joining as their team manager. Om tries hard to keep peace amongst the team; struggling to hide his affection for her while his friends suffer under her leadership. But when a ghost from the past comes back to haunt the boys, Om finds reason to believe Sara joining the club might have nothing to do with what happened at the ceremony. The very friends he’s trying so hard to protect have secrets of their own. And it’s up to Om to dig deeper before someone gets hurt. 

 

 About the Author
 Mehana Usha Rani
Born and raised in sunny Singapore, Mehana Usha Rani is an alter ego residing in the mind of a 23-year-old.
 
Despite holding a degree in Economics, Rani has a special interest in writing all things noneconomic and is set to publish her debut novel, The Final Year Project, by the end of 2017.
 
~ Connect with Mehana Online ~
 
3 1/2 Roses
PG-17
Drama meets danger, settled in the boxing ring.
College is a place of jokes and drama for this group of friends. With a sassy chick giving a group of guys a hard time, you’re bound to run into some laughs, drama, and a few fights. While Om tries to keep the peace between his crush and his prankster friends, secrets break free of their shadows, turning the little group into a mess.
While this particular style of novel isn’t my personal taste, it wasn’t bad. Written in a way most college students tend to act and think, it would be fitting for readers of that nature. From the first paragraphs, you get a taste of the drama that drips from nearly every page. High in emotion and energy, the whole story ends up being quite exhausting, even though it’s not all that long.
I like the way the chapters were set up, breaking up the story by semesters, which fit the setting. The writing style is very bullet point written, as each new emotion and reaction is listed and pointed out. Set up almost as a screenplay with play-by-play movements and reactions, detailing each character in a somewhat detached sort of style. While it wasn’t bad, it isn’t my particular taste, and I had a difficult time really getting into the story.
Overall, this book wasn’t bad, by any means. I think it holds a lot of appeal for many readers, and could easily grow to have a large following of fans and satisfied readers. If it sounds like your cup of tea, give it a shot. There is a bit of language throughout both the dialogue and narrative, which would be my only warning. If that doesn’t bother you, hopefully you’ll enjoy it!
*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
Let me know what you think of this book, in the comments below!
 
Thanks for visiting!
 
Have a great day! =D

“A Heavenly Christmas” by Patrice Wilton!

Audiobook Tour
Hiya peeps! I’ve got a new audiobook review for  you today, perfect for the upcoming Christmas season! Yes, I am one of those Christmas-starts-Nov-first kinda gals. Actually, I start my holiday celebrating when October hits!
If you’re looking for a good series for next month, be sure to check this one out! My review for book two is happening next Wednesday, so be sure to check this one out real quick, see an interview with the author, and enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

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“Element Punk, Vol 1” by Nicholas Murray!

Hiya peeps! I have a review to share today, although it’s not one I’m too happy about sharing. But, I do post all my reviews here, good and bad, so share I shall.

The book submitted was one that sounded interesting, but simply wasn’t finished, or ready for public consumption. As it is out in the public though, and a review was requested, I have that below. If you don’t enjoy low-rating reviews, I’ll have more reviews coming soon, for novels I enjoyed quite a bit more.

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