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Book Tour: Dead on Ice by Lauren Carr

Dead on Ice - Lauren Carr

Dead on Ice is the first book that brings Joshua Thornton and his new girlfriend Cameron Gates together. This being that Cameron Gates is on the scene and investing Thorntons cousin home and finds a bomb in the home. Who planted it? Also who planted Cherry Pickens in the freezer in Joshua Thornton cousin Albert home.

 

Joshua goes along with Cameron while she investigates Cherry Pickens and then runs to have to solve Angie's murder. They do quite a few things. Donny gets involved a bit as well. What would all of Cherry Pickens friends want her dead? Cameron Gates has to figure out who and why all would want Angie and Cherry dead?

 

There are twists and turns to the end. Suspects are all over town in Hancock county. Will they find the killer of both Angie and Cherry? You will want to read to find out.


Lauren Carr is one talented writer. She brings you along to find out who the killer is. One thing I love about her mysteries is that you never know who the murderer is? I have read a few of her books already and reviewed a few of them. You are welcome to read my reviews that are part of this audiobook palooza. My reviews are Cancelled Vows, A Fine Year for Murder, Killer in the Band, The Murders at Astaire Castle, Candidate for Murder, 3 Days to Forever, Kill and Run, Old Love Die Hard, 12 To Murder, Open Season for Murder.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/07/book-tour-dead-on-ice-by-lauren-carr.html

Book Tour: Open Season for Murder by Lauren Carr

Open Season for Murder (A Mac Faraday Mystery) (Volume 10) - Lauren Carr

Open season for Murder, Get you involved with a cold case from the beginning. You get brought in with a mysterious phone call to Mac. Who is the caller? We get all kinds of killers. We also get deaths at every turn. Why the Diablo ball?

 

Who wants Carlyle dead or anyone else for that matter. Brian Galestar, comes about and his he as suspects to Lindsey York death? Who wanted Lindsey York dead and Jasmine Simpson? Reva Saint Clair is around as well. Who killed Aston Piedmont?

 

You go for a ride with Mac and David on an adventure. We sure find out who good at solving mysteries around Spencer Maryland. Lauren Carr plots are good and you are invested throughout the book.  There's a story inside the main story. You get captive into the story and you will not want to leave these charters from this series or any of Lauren Carr mysteries.


Lauren Carr is one talented writer. She brings you along to find out who the killer is. One thing I love about her mysteries is that you never know who the murderer is? I have read a few of her books already and reviewed a few of them. You are welcome to read my reviews that are part of this audiobook palooza. My reviews are Cancelled Vows, A Fine Year for Murder, Killer in the Band, The Murders at Astaire Castle, Candidate for Murder, 3 Days to Forever, Kill and Run, Old Love Die Hard, 12 To Murder.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/07/book-tour-open-season-for-murder.html

Infinity by Tabitha Lord

Infinity - Tabitha Lord

Infinity is the second book to Horizon. It times to return to Caeli home world. What is going on there and what is happening to her people? It is an adventure of it own. Will the Resistance win the war or will the  Dictator of Augestmast win.

 

Caeli and her small group of friends want to help. They will assist Caeli and her people and their group of resistance mean. Is there a spy along the way for Marcus and his army. You will need to read to find out. Caeli comes back to help her group of resistance friends like Jon. What are they keeping them and what are they doing to the children.

 

Will the people stand up and fight or will they let some tell them what to do? Will Derek and Cali love survive?  A world is torn between them too. Derek love Caeli enough to stay with her? There are so many surprises and twist along the way, you will be to wanting turn the page to find out.

 

Tabitha Lord give you adventure of your life and a book you will not want to put down. The plot is well written and done. You get a love story along the way. You get to know the crew as well as Derek and Caeli.

 

I believe this book is good for though science fiction but also I would suggest teens to read it from the age of 14 and up. The parent has the right to decide. It being rated PG 13 so it would be okay for 13 years old if you the parent this your child or children are mature enough for the book. That is up to you.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/07/book-tour-infinity-by-tabitha-lord.html

Horizon by Tabitha Lord

Horizon - Tabitha Lord

Caeli is one member that has a few unique skills. There is a commander in trouble with his spaceship. Will he survive? Caeli is part of the few survivors of her world. She is taken from her home and put with someone that being dictator.

 

Tabitha is a good author and she brings it all to life. What will happen on Horizon. Will the commander and Caeli get together and help save the crew, and find love in each other? She happy to work on the ship in where she loves working.

 

We go on adventures through inner space and what life is like on Horizon. Will they all survive or not? I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last page. I cannot wait to start the second book that I do have in this series. The author has done wonderfully with it. There are surprises throughout the book and some romance as well.


I believe this book is good for though science fiction but also I would suggest teens read it from the age of 14 and up. The parent has the right to decide. It being rated PG 13 so it would be okay for 13 years old if you the parent this your child or children are mature enough for the book. That is up to you.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-tour-horizon-by-tabitha-lord.html

Book Tour: More Than a Soldier

More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger's Daring Escape From the Nazis - Steve DiMarco, D.M. Annechino

More than a Soldier is a really good book about a soldier and his journey to survive. We meet Angelo first in a train car, with a few of his buddies and comrades. The story then goes back to when he signs up and what his family life is like. Will he make back to his battalion?

 

We get to follow Angelo and struggles through the military. We see how the Germans treat their prisoners and how rough life was behind enemy lines. The Germans are taking their prisoner through some extreme things.

 

The author did a wonderfully great job. With this being more of a Nonfiction book, It really told the story on each and every page. It was well written. Does the 1st Battalion survive or is Angelo the only survivor? You will want to read the book. You do get a somewhat of a tour of Italy.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-tour-more-than-soldier.html

Audiobook a-Palloza Tour: 12 to Murder

Twelve to Murder - Lauren Carr

Twelve to Murder is plotted well. What could make it any more interesting? There a mastermind or is it an ill person to wants a two people dead. Is someone framing Lenny or is it just a ploy to have everyone to look elsewhere.

 

There are two other involved and what happens when they are killed. Who would want more money or is it drug related? Lenny Frost wants and demands Mac to find the killer in less than twelve hours or they and Mac will be killed. Why take hostages and demand on all this. There must be clues to why and what he wants.

 

Can Mac and David solve these mysteries and crime before it too late? You are in for thriller of a ride and once you get into the book you will not want to put it down. If you are not already a fan of Lauren Carr you will be after reading one of her books. It a never ending ride of Gnarly.

 

Lauren Carr is one talented writer. She brings you along to find out who the killer is. One thing I love about her mysteries is that you never know who the murderer is? I have read a few of her books already and reviewed a few of them. You are welcome to read my reviews that are part of this audio book palooza. My reviews are Cancelled Vows, A Fine Year for Murder, Killer in the Band, The Murders at Astaire Castle, Candidate for Murder, 3 Days to Forever, Kill and Run, Old Love Die Hard.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/audiobook-palloza-tour-12-to-murder.html

Book Tour: Tides (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas) by Natasha S Brown

Tides (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas Book 2) - Natasha Brown

Leif is on a Viking ship and needs to do the job of getting men on his father's ship. They are to do their job and command and listen to Regina. Leif is having enough of being used by his father. His father really does not care or even think of his boy as his son.

 

Leif picks up two or at least one healers. He thinks it a boy named Aiden. Will he find out the secret that Aiden or so named? Eilish is now trying to keep a secret but will they find out or will it keep. Leif has to decide to help or betray the young man as he plays. Will Leif stand up to his father?

 

Leif now has to protect two of this very good friends. Leif needs to face the truth and be able to live his life. Will Regina beat Leif or will Leif save his love and friend? You need to read to find out and some of the many surprises. Leif has two secrets that are quite something that you will want to find out for yourself.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-tour-tides-time-of-myths.html

Book Tour: Old Love Dies Hard by Lauren Carr

Old Loves Die Hard - Lauren Carr

Old Love, Die Hard is done well. You get to meet up with Mac’s Ex Wife. The mystery starts once she is in town. There are two murders once Mac takes his ex-wife to this penthouse in Spencer Inn.

 

Did Mac do the murders? Did his ex-wife go and killed her lover? There is not much going on. Who is behind all the murders. We meet or at least learn about his two children. Who would murder Mac two children mother?


Lauren Carr is one talented writer. She brings you along to find out who the killer is. One thing I love about her mysteries is that you never know who the murderer is? I have read a few of her books already and reviewed a few of them. You are welcome to read my reviews that are part of this audio book palooza. My reviews are Cancelled Vows, A Fine Year for Murder, Killer in the Band, The Murders at Astaire Castle, Candidate for Murder, 3 Days to Forever, Kill and Run. We do see what Mac is up to and we also got David O'Callaghan in being the chief of police. Lauren Carr series are all interconnected which is cool. You can read them as stand alone as well.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/05/book-tour-old-loves-die-hard-by-lauren.html

Book Tour: Case File Phantom

Case File Phantom - Dana Ford

The author did a good job with the plot. It more about PI then the woman we first meet at the theater. It, her missing husband that has more mysteries. Constance McCauley finds some connections between Alex and his foster parents and also his parents.


The title has a good title for that it fits it perfectly. What making Alex run? What really happened to make him run. Can Constance McCauley and her assistant Tony get the answers to this case? There are some surprises though some of the book.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/05/book-tour-case-file-phantom.html

Booklikes-Opoly: Turn 6 (May 8, 2017

 

 

Booklikes-Opoly: Bank, Running History, Rolls, Bank, Books

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My Turns:

 

 


April 15, 2017

Bank: $20.00

Roll: (4+2) 6

Space:  Fantasy 6 is "Climb The Matterhorn" - Read a Book That is set in a Western European Country or Read a book that has wintry scene on the cover

Category: Western European Country - France

Page Count: 394

$$ Earned: 3.00
Book: The Keys of the Watchmen (4/18/17 -Finished)

 

 

 

April 19, 2017

Bank: $23.00

Roll: (4+2) 6

Space:  Main Street 11 is "Disneyland is born in 1955" - Read a book that takes place between 1945 and 1965 or that was written by an author who was born before 1955

Category: Author born before 1955

Page Count: 182 Pages

$$ Earned: 2.00
Book: 
The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair (4/21/17 - Finished)

 

 

 

April 21, 2017

Bank: $25.00

Roll: (3+2) 5

Space:  Car Land 16 is "Route 66 is the Centerpiece of Radiator Springs, and was established in 1926" - Read a book set in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona or California or where the page count ends in 1, 9, 2, or 6.

Category: Page Count Ends in 1, 9, 2, or 6

Page Count: 336 Pages

$$ Earned: 3.00
Book: Saffire
 (4/23/17 - Finished)

 

 

 

April 23, 2017

Bank: $28.00

Roll: (5+4) 9

Space: Car land 16 is Take the Jungle Cruise - Read a book set in Africa or Asia or Where that has an exotic animal on the Cover

Category: Read a book set in Africa or Asia - Based in Northern Africa

Page Count: 432 Pages

$$ Earned: 5.00
Book: With Ever Letter (5/4/17 -Finished)

 

 

 

May 4, 2017

Bank: $33.00

Roll: (5+6) 11

Space: Tomorrow Land 34 is Buzz Lightyear Auto Blasters - read a book with YA or Middle Grade or Read a book with a child or Children toys on the Cover

Category: Read a book with a child or Children toys on the Cover

Page Count: 28 Pages

$$ Earned: 1.00
Book: Teaching Christ's Children About Anger (5/8/17 -Finished)

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Books:
 

 

I am going use this book for my 5th Roll

Teaching Christ's Children About Feeling Angry - Almar Denso, Corine Hyman Ph.D.

I did Roll on May 4th. Which is when I finished my book. I got an 11 (5+6) and landed on Tomorrow Land 34 - Buzz Lightyear Auto Blasters. I am to read a book with YA or Middle Grade or Read a book with a child or Children toys on the Cover.

 

My book has 2 children on it. I hope it will work.

Saffire

Saffire: A Novel - Sigmund Brouwer

Saffire is a really fun and mysterious book. There the main character is brought to Panama Canal to do something and to have chat with General. You get a good history about the time period. You also get a romance and action packed.

 

What will happen to Holt? There are some historical characters in the book. Sigmund does a wonderful job of tells the facts about 1909. The year may by a bit off but the facts stated are true. You will find that at the end of the book.


If you enjoy historical fiction, you will enjoy this book. It tells of the building of the Panama Canal. I like that fell. It also gives a little mystery along with the action in the book.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/04/saffire.html

Gods Easter Miracles

God's Easter Miracles: Adventures Of The Sea Kids - Lee Ann Mancini

This was nice and fresh read. It was also a good learning book for young readers. It shows the important. What a lesson you can learn from the sea creatures. Something happens to one of their friend's little brother, will the little brother survive? I know it teaches about friendship and some Christian values.

 

Will it be that they get a miracle? You will need to read the book for it. The lesson in the book is best for though to learn about what Jesus did for as all. The sea kids have a special Easter hunt. What happens to all and if one shares his egg with another. What does that person do to do with that egg and show something that is sweet?

 

The author does a wonderful job of doing the lessons. I hope that your readers and parents can use this as a good way to input the story in focus. The pictures are down wonderfully. The pictures can tell the story. I can not state as to what all that happens for it would spoil the story and lesson learned. I love that it show the meaning of love and what Easter is all about.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/04/gods-easter-miracles-adventures-of-sea.html

Booklikes-Opoly: Bank, Running History, Rolls, Bank, Books

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My Turns:

 

 


April 15, 2017

Bank: $20.00

Roll: (4+2) 6

Space:  Fantasy 6 is "Climb The Matterhorn" - Read a Book That is set in a Western European Country or Read a book that has wintry scene on the cover

Category: Western European Country - France

Page Count: 394

$$ Earned: 3.00
Book: The Keys of the Watchmen (4/18/17 -Finished)

 

 

 

April 19, 2017

Bank: $23.00

Roll: (4+2) 6

Space:  Main Street 11 is "Disneyland is born in 1955" - Read a book that takes place between 1945 and 1965 or that was written by an author who was born before 1955

Category: Author born before 1955

Page Count: 182 Pages

$$ Earned: 2.00
Book: 
The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair (4/21/17 - Finished)

 

 

 

April 21, 2017

Bank: $25.00

Roll: (3+2) 5

Space:  Car Land 16 is "Route 66 is the Centerpiece of Radiator Springs, and was established in 1926" - Read a book set in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona or California or where the page count ends in 1, 9, 2, or 6.

Category: Page Count Ends in 1, 9, 2, or 6

Page Count: 336 Pages

$$ Earned: 3.00
Book: 
Saffire (4/23/17 - Finished)

 

 

 

April 23, 2017

Bank: $28.00

Roll: (5+4) 9

Space: Car land 16 is Take the Jungle Cruise - Read a book set in Africa or Asia or Where that has an exotic animal on the Cover

Category: Read a book set in Africa or Asia - Based in Northern Africa

Page Count:  Pages

$$ Earned: 
Book: With Ever Letter

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Books:
 

Booklikes-Opoly: Turn 4 (April 23, 2017

 

 
Roll 4:

 
 

Which puts me at Adventure Land 24. Car land 16 is Take the Jungle Cruise - Read a book set in Africa or Asia or Where that has an exotic animal on the Cover.

 

 

I can now choose the book I started reading which is With Each Letter. It set in Northern Africa.

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