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  • ONE MINUTE OUT

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 03:00:00 Permalink
  • One Minute Out by Mark Greaney

    Mon, 17 Feb 2020 03:00:00 Permalink
    He's on a mission in Croatia but he never expected to find a human trafficking site.  They steal or talk young women into leaving their homes for a better life, but it's a lie.  They get turned into sex slaves...Berkley sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published February 18th.Gentry wants to help them but his handlers aren't interested.  Then he finds out that director of the sex trafficking scheme is useful to them and when he insists on helping the women, he's told not to kill the director.  He doesn't Read More
  • ZooEscape by Rehan Riaz, James Lee Tully

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Percy the Hunter is going to find jungle animals he can sell to the zoo.Publishing Push and the author shared a copy with me so I could review this book (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.The first animal he catches is a fox.  She thinks about how she can get out of the cage and tells him if he sets her free, she'll help him hunt.  He agrees.She finds him an elephant, a tiger, a monkey and a hippo.  Then they go to the zoo.  The gates are locked and no one comes Read More
  • Crocodile's Crossing by Yoeri Slegers

    Sun, 16 Feb 2020 08:30:00 Permalink
    Home isn't home anymore for the crocodile, so he sets out on a journey to find another.  Unfortunately much of the land is already developed and no one wants to share with a great big green fella with sharp teeth.  They run him off.  He keeps looking.Flyaway Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to review this book (thank you).  It will be published April 14th.He searches and searches until he runs out of food.  He's also very tired so he lays down to nap.  When he wakes up he's surrounded by mice.  The most amazing part is that they Read More
  • Overruled! Hank Davis (Edited by), Christopher Ruocchio (Edited by)

    Sat, 15 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Court can be a boring place.  Everyone takes an oath and speaks in deference to the judge.  Have you ever wondered what it would be like in the future?  Read this book.Baen Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 7th.This is a collection of stories from the old masters to the newer sci-fi authors.  I love short stories so this was right up my alley.  The modern lawyers were very interesting.  One had robot aides that helped him win his case.One man who was found guilty got a mark on Read More
  • Australia Burns Volume One (Show Australia Some Love Book 1) by Wild Rose Press Authors

    Fri, 14 Feb 2020 03:00:00 Permalink
    This book is the first in a series of three.  The authors are donating the proceeds to various Australian charities to help them recover from the fires.  This is an anthology of short stories.   The stories are varied.  It ranges from romance to murder and there's even a western in the batch.  They are all worth a read.Here is a list of the stories: A Solicitous Wife by Madeleine McDonald No One Knew by Larry Farmer Pinochle by Brenda Whiteside The Tuesday Night Meeting by Peggy Jaeger 911, What's Your Emergency? by D. V. Stone Tall Tales by Laura Strickland Read More
  • The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey

    Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    He's eighty-eight and living in an assisted living unit with his friend and roommate, Carl.  He's totally amazed when some young girl climbs into their room in the middle of the night.  When Duffy asks her what she thinks she's doing.  She says she's looking for her grandfather.  Carl never mentioned anything about a granddaughter...Berkley and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 14th.Duffy soon figures out the young woman is an alcoholic.  He's been one in the past and he wants to help her.  She doesn't want his help.  They Read More
  • Blue Skies by Anne Bustard

    Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Glory Bea believes in miracles.  Her grandmother plays matchmaker and has matched up thirty-nine couples so far.  Since her father went missing in action in France, she's still waiting for his return...Simon & Schuster sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).   It will be published on March 1st.When her father's friend comes to visit, she decides she doesn't like him.  Especially when he starts dating her mother.  She refuses to believe her father isn't coming back.  Maybe he has amnesia.Then France is sending gifts to thank the US for its help in the war.  Read More
  • The Ice Cream Man & Other Stories by Sam Pink

    Tue, 11 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    These stories are free form.  It's a bit like poetry.  Some don't seem to make sense but I think how you view the stories has to do with where you are in life.  One that seems silly to yiou might make perfect sense to someone else.Soft Skull Press sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published March 3rd.My favorite read was The Ice Cream Man.  He's on a new job ans establishing his routes.  He's looking forward to his first paycheck.  Then he finds out he has debt to pay off Read More
  • Death of a Bean Counter by Sandra Balzo

    Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Maggy loves their coffee house and how successful they are.  But when her partner tries to talk her into selling luxe espresso machines, she's not sold on the idea.  Why take customers away from themselves?  It gets worse when her barista is arrested onn suspicion of murder...Severn House and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you). It will be published April 7th.Maggy didn't even know Amy was dating the victim.  Then she finds out she was the last person to see him alive and they had a huge fight before she left.  He surprised her with Read More
  • Blood Countess by Lana Popvic

    Sun, 09 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a fictional story of a woman called Countess Dracula.  She murdered at least 600 women before she was imprisoned.  It's also the story of a girl who became her chambermaid and more...Abrams Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been oublished and you can get a copy now.Anna met the Countess almost by accident but they clicked.  She admired the Countess and she felt like they knew each other. The next day, a knight calls at her house and says the Countess wants her for a chambermaid.  Her father Read More
  • Star Pig by Delilah S. Dawson, Francesco Gaston (Illustrated by)

    Sat, 08 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    In the future you'll want to think seriously before sending your child off to camp.  That's where Vess is headed when their ship hits an asteroid body and disintegrates...IDW Publishing and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read and review this book (thank you).  It will publish March 10th.As she watches the other passengers die, she says her final farewells to her family.  But when she wakes up again, she's safe. A gigantic, space-faring water bear has grabbed her and is keeping her alive.  They get rescued by a spaceship but the being it isn't friendly.  As she fights him, Read More
  • Go Get 'em Tiger! by Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle

    Fri, 07 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a children's picture book that is full of encouragement.  It's almost like a cheer leading team  on each page!Abrams Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be pumlished March 10th.Not everything runs smoothly, life isn't like that.  But you don't give up, you just learn a lesson and move on.The illustrations are vibrant and the book has more than one good message in it for young readers.  This book was very well done. Read More
  • Binkle's Time to Fly by Sharmila Collins, Carolina Rabei

    Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Binkle can't wait until he gets his wings!  But when he does, they are damaged.  He can't fly.  So he hides under a leaf.Flyaway Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 4th.Two butterflies say they can help him.  They introduce him to spiders and silk worms who work on strengthening his wings.  Other animals give him colors for his wings.  He's afraid to look but the butterflies encourage him.  He's amazed!  He can fly now.A share of the sales proceeds will go to help research on the author's child's Read More
  • Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes, Elizabeth Zunon

    Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a sweet little tale of a young girl who doesn't want to go to bed.  She thinks there are monsters under her bed, but her Mom chases them all away...Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Edelweiss allowed me to download and read this book.  It has already been published, so you can grab a copy now.First, she gets up for a glass of water.  Then she gets up to use the bathroom.  When Mom and Dad go to bed, they hear a little voice asking if she can sleep with them.  When she gets in bed all the animals she's imagined Read More
  • Rough Justice by Matt Hilton

    Tue, 04 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Tess Grey is a private investigator.  When a plane crashes in the woods killing the pilot and the co-pilot, there's a rumor that a woman was on board and survived.  She's sent to check it out.  She takes her lover with her.  He invites a fellow trying to hide from gun runners.  Who's going to look in the woods for him?Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 7th.They take weapons with them and a bit of backup ammunition because there are bears and other wild animals in Read More
  • Changing the Equation by Tonya Bolden

    Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a fascinating look at what black women bring to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America.  They may be immigrants in the past or present but they add to our knowledge.Abram's sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published March 3rd.This book is written for young readers so it's much less dry than adult non-fiction.  There are also lots of pictures to help you envision the era and the challenges they faced.The early pioneers in this field were scorned for wanting to know the sciences since they were Read More
  • Magic Required by Obert Skye

    Sun, 02 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    When Ozzy's parents are kidnapped, he advertises for a wizard to get them back.  The Wizard he gets, Rin, is sort of hit or miss but he's the applicant.  Ozzy has a special power his parents gave him but it's not very useful.  But Ray, a nasty man, wants to capture Ozzy and steal his blood so he can have those strange powers.  He wants to rule the world!Shadow Mountain and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on April 7th.Ozzy is friends with Sigi, Rin's daughter.  They are on Read More
  • The Light After the War by Anita Abriel

    Sat, 01 Feb 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    They were on a train going to work camp run by the Nazis.  Vera's mother come up with a plan to save them.  The two girls jump from the train but their mothers don't make it.  For a year they live in a barn.   Then they get brave enough to venture out...Atria Books sent me a copy of this book to read and review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.This story is based on true historical events.  The author heard this tale from family members and created this tale.The girls manage to find Read More
  • The Chronicles Of Agartha - Book 1 The Green Boy by Sherif Guiguis, Isaac Michaan

    Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    In a land below our own, there is another world.  There, skin color matters not.  You are recognized by the color of your aura.  Different colors have different personalities.  They have a home for orphans and when you turn fourteen, you are deemed an adult and sent out to make your own way.  Ethan is a Green and the last of his kind.  He goes out in search of any green survivors...Mr. Michaan sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published February 20th.There was an awful war before he was born Read More
  • Mrs Bibi's Elephant by Reza Dalvand

    Thu, 30 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Mrs Bibi has a pet elephant and takes it on a walk each day.  It's big but it stays in the house with her.  The children love to play with it but it's a traffic hazard and other people think she should get rid of it.  People don't need pets.Flying Eye Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 7th.When she's told she must get rid of the elephant, they find neither her or her elephant around.  They also find there are no more smiles or laughter.  People begin bringing home Read More
  • Gamayun Tales I by Alexander Utkin

    Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a graphic novel of Russian fairy tales.  There are several and they are all great fun to read in this form.Nobrow and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 10th.With talking animals and water spirits, the humans are at a disadvantage.  Surprisingly the humans act in good faith when bargaining, but things backfire on them. There's the King of the birds, the Water Spirit and Tyna of the lake along with more tales.  There's the golden chest that turns into a palace.  That's pretty cool, but he opened it at Read More
  • Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton

    Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Marcy's father tells her tales of all his great adventures.  She listens and enjoys the tales even if they do sort of scare her at night.  She wonders if he's not too old and too fat to do such brave things anymore.  But when he tries to take her in a cave, she refuses to follow him into the dark.Flying Eye Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 3rd.When her father goes away on another adventure, she remembers the feathers in his hat will call a big Read More
  • A Star is Dead by Elaine Viets

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Jessica Gray is not a nice person but she's famous and people love her.  When she comes to a small town performance she makes snarky comments in private.  She also brings in three homeless women as part of her show and embarrasses them on stage.  So when she gets sick in the limo and dies no one is overly sad.  But when it turns out to be murder, it's even messier.  Someone doctored her kale juice with nicotine...Severn House and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will publish April 7th.She wouldn't Read More
  • Who Speaks for the Damned by C. S. Harris

    Sun, 26 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    When a disgraced British nobleman is found dead in the tea gardens, Sebastian decides to investigate.  No one cares that he's dead other than the child he brought with him.   It's hiding on the streets with no idea where to go or what to do.  He and his wife try to find the child but have no luck.  Sebastien pursues the case.  What he learns is disturbing.Berkley Publishing Group and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you.  It will be published April 7th.He finds that the man has been treated badly his whole life.  When he Read More
  • Long Range by C. J. Box

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Joe is heading out with others to check out a grizzly bear attack on a human.  That's unusual unless you get between a sow and her cubs but they need to check it out.  He's suddenly called back in because a woman has been shot.  He fiies back to get there sooner, leaving his vehicle parked at the head of the trail.  The judge's wife has been shot...G P Putnam's Sons and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 3rd.It seems the judge knocked his silverware on the foot and bent Read More
  • A Stroke of Malice by Anna Lee Huber

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    They are invited to a big celebration at the Duke's and they accept the invitation.  They'll soon wish they hadn't.  While playing assigned parts in an evening game. one of the Duke's boys takes them down in the cold, dark basement area that used to be the dungeons and now holds the bones of their ancestors.  Only one body is too fresh for that and it appears to be murder...Berkley Publishing Group and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 7th.The Duchess asks them to investigate.  It appears that someone Read More
  • Secrets of the Loon Charles Dayton (Photographs by), Laura Purdie Salas

    Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Have you ever seen a loon?  They are a beautiful bird.  This book has pictures and facts for young ones so they can see how they grow.The Minnesota Historical Society Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 31st.You see the baby loons being born.  The first thing they are taught is how to swim.  They ride on their parents backs when they are tired or there's danger near.  They teach them to fish.  As they grow they learn to fly.They also teach them to be careful around snapping turtles Read More
  • A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

    Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Sunshine has returned home to become the new sheriff.  She was surprised to find she'd won the election because she had never entered the race.  It seems her parents entered her...St Martin's Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 7th.It's her first day on the job and she walks into a huge mess.  A woman claims a man has stolen her rooster, Puff Daddy.  A young girl is missing from school and believes she'll die on her fifteenth birthday, which isn't far away.  Her parents are frantic.  A young Read More
  • Hid from Our Eyes : A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    A woman in a party dress is found in the middle of the road.  She's dead.  She's not wearing any shoes and has no purse.  There's no sign of what killed her.  The case was never closed.Minotaur Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 7th.In 1972, twenty years later, there's another young woman left in the same way.  One of the suspects was a young man back from Vietnam but this case was also left open.Russ is the current police chief .  He's called out on another case the Read More
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