Monday, 24 November 2014

Book Review -- IT Girl for Life by Tamara Branch




I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion. 

IT Girl for Life is a wonderful read. Full of positivity and energy. The bite-sized lessons are easy to relate to and linger on in the mind long after one has closed the book. 

Starting from talking about self realisation and understanding who one really is, Branch moves on to other areas of emotional wellness such as making wise choices and making use of one's hidden talents and creativity. Then we look at my three favourite chapters from the book - which talk about ownership and responsibility, learning to be patient and tolerant, and the joy of giving. There are also chapters on topics that help women realise they are all beautiful, no matter what bodies they have. Then we look at how one can be self-reliant. We also get to read about meditation and how to keep one's mind calm. Branch sums up with chapters on being financially wise and exploring that entrepreneurial streak in all of us. 

This is a superb book for one's wallet at all times. I pick up and read a chapter now and then and the book never fails to motivate. Highly recommended! 

My rating for this book: 5 stars

Whispers by HK Savage




Whispers
By- H.K. Savage
Genre- NA Romantic Paranormal Suspense
Publication Date- December 9th, 2014

“Your daughter is special”

Special, that was an interesting word for it. More like broken. Broken and scared she was losing her mind. Or maybe she’d already lost it. Thoughts, images, ideas that had no business in the mind of a child raced through her brain, taking over her consciousness until all she could do was shut down and let them run. There was no room for her. Maybe there wasn’t really a “her” underneath all the noise. The only thing that tethered her to her body, to the here and now was the pain. Careful always to hide the marks, Natalie relied on her knife to feel alive.

Sent to a college she couldn’t remember applying to on a scholarship she didn’t try for, Natalie clung to the hope that she could hide her madness from the family it was destroying. Alone at last she would finally have some modicum of peace, right?

Luka took the assignment reluctantly. In his Senior year, she was the last “special” student he would have to work with before heading off to intern and hopefully land the job, start the life his family had planned for him. The same one they wanted for his sister before she took her life.

Two broken souls with a rare ability in common, Luka and Natalie form a friendship that promises to heal them both until fate intervenes. Faced with a lie so great it threatens all Natalie has come to believe, she must make a choice: lie down and accept it or fight for those she loves.

Winter Wolf by RJ Blain






Synopsis

The Hunted Wizard
When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live.
The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race.
Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without being hunted.
Nicole’s only hope for success lies in the hands of the werewolves she hates and the Inquisition she fears, but finding someone to trust is only the beginning of her problems. There are those who want to ensure that the werewolves go extinct and that the Inquisition falls.
But, if she fails to find a cure, her family—including her twin sister—will perish…

RC BEAN'S REVIEW


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RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

When she isn't playing pretend, she likes to think she's a cartographer and a sumi-e painter. In reality, she herds cats and a husband, and obeys the commands of Tsu Dhi, the great warrior fish.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Should that fail, her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until she is satisfied.

Favorite Books & Series

In no particular order:

Anne McCaffrey's Pern
Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar & Gryphon Series
Jim Butcher's Codex Alera
Brandon Sanderson's Elantris
Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega & Dragon Bones
Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time

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Faithless Serial by KB Nelson

Faithless Serial (Part 1-3) by K.B. Nelson
Publication date: December 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
She's a stripper. He's a preacher. Her name's Faith, and he's been faithless since the day she went away. 
Faith Richards knows she'll never be able to outrun her demons, but she's not looking for absolution. She's looking for release. When she's forced to return home by circumstances she'd rather not discuss, she runs straight to Noah. The only boy that could ever make her feel alive. The only boy who ever truly broke her heart. The only boy who could possibly save her from herself.

But Noah isn't a boy anymore... 
Noah Parker is a man torn, fighting to understand his place in this world after his latest run-in with tragedy. Everyone he's ever loved has left him, either on a greyhound bus or in a casket. He no longer believes the words he preaches and his life hangs in the balance of honesty. Reuniting with Faith might be the only thing that can save him, but based on their tumultuous history, it's more than likely it'll destroy him.

Faithless is the story of two broken people searching for the impossible: a love strong enough to put the pieces of their broken hearts back together. Their romance is forbidden. Their love is undeniable. Their lives hang in the balance. And when their world begins to burn to the ground, they'll be faced with one impossible decision: can they live with who they've become? 
Release Dates:
Part One - December 7th - Pre-Order Link - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PXDFU72
Part Two - December 21st
Part Three - January 4th



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AUTHOR BIO:
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I grew up on a farm in Ohio, but that's not very interesting, is it? When I'm not writing you can find me doing one of two things; getting lost on highways or getting lost in the lives of fictional characters. If my heart had two feet, one foot would be in romance and the other solidly in geekdom. I hope you'll all follow me on my journey through this carnival they call life.I promise there will be a happy ending.

Author links:
http://kbnelsonbooks.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kbnelsonauthor
https://twitter.com/kbnelsonkb
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8052332.K_B_Nelson

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