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Blog Tour: Storm Taken by William Michael Davidson

Storm Taken - William Michael Davidson

Storm Taken is one action packed but also as some different elements to it. It was enjoyable and really a good way to look at a storm and the way we prescriptive them. Ever wonder what it like to look at thunderstorm and wonder it something of it own.

 

There a storm that taking be surprised by all. Things start to go missing? Is there someone taking things with out anyone knowing. To the locals on Naples they do not know that the storm is feeding on something until they are trapped on the island and can not get off or anyone can get on the island.

 

Can a storm feed of fear and make people to turn on one another or will they unite? I wonder about this if a storm really can feed off our fear? Is it some weather weaponize from the government? Is is a freak storm? To know for sure it hard to say. But the story behind it is good. There seems to be few plots and is there a mad man running around?

 

The author does a really good job with it. There seems to be a bit mystery. We learn that we may need to learn survive and get along with neighbors. Will the families work together or will they start turning on each other?

 

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/11/blog-tour-storm-taken-by-william.html

Book Tour: Murder By Perfection by Lauren Carr

Murder by Perfection - Lauren Carr

 

Lauren Carr has done it again. If you have read one of her books, you know that you have been hooked from that first one you read. You will want more. If you have not read Lauren Carr books you are truly missing out on some really good murders and murder mystery. She write so well that you will not be able to stop with one chapter.

 

Murder by Perfection is no different. We see that Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are doing in there lives. Things looks like they are still enjoying there bliss but it starting to warn off as they both have busy schedules. Can they fix it? Will they be able to find time for themselves?

 

Things really start to get interesting once Murphy runs into an old buddy of his from his time at the academy. His buddy starts talking to him about making it work to keep his marriage work. Though his buddy and Captain want to talk to Murphy alone about something important?

 

By the time, Murphy get to the park, there a crime and he a witness to his navy buddy crime. We go for a ride with murder galore. Murphy goes missing? Who want him gone and took him. Jessica get a ransom and also bring in the Thornton family like, JJ Thornton, Joshua Thornton, NCIS Team and a few others. We even see Tristan Faraday involved.

 

Lauren Carr brings in drugs, kidnapping and so much more. I loved just about everything. You are keep guessing until the end. How is it all connected? What does Natalie Shepherd's life got to do with Murphy?

 

 

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/book-tour-murder-by-perfection-by.html

Will update my Halloween Bingo tomorrow

I finished my first Bingo slot yesterday. I just need to make updates for it and the called slots.

In Memory Of - My Precious Loving Baby Boy Pumpkin

Pumpkin
    My Precious Loving Baby Boy Pumpkin

 

Patches and Pumpkin 
May 2006
Me holding Patches 
and Pumpkin
Pumpkin was my baby boy. Though he was a cat. I loved him and his brother Patches. I got them both together from a friend. I thank that friend for allowing me to take them both. We could not let one stay and the other not. So we keep them both.
 
Oh how I am glad we did. This brother and Pumpkin were a team and fun to watch. As kittens one was independent and the other was gentle and loved to be cuddled. Can you guess which was which. We named them Patches and the other Pumpkin. There names came from one being Orange and white and the other black and white with Patches. So, That is how they become to named. They came to me in May of 2006.
 
To Pumpkin, who this is to be about. I have memories of him. He was so sweet and loving. He sleep with me at night and he did up until month before he passed away. He was still wanted me to pet him and we wanted more when I went and found and pet him.
 
Pumpkin
Christmas 2014
One other thing about Pumpkin is that he meow at me when he was hungry or when he was ready to go up to bed. It was funny but loving. He come find me and want me to go to bed and meow until either I took him up to bed or told him head on up and I be up.
 
Another memory I have of him is wanting to be petted while I was reading a book. Even if I was in bed and reading he swat at me playfully to pet him. He did this to me every night at least except for when he was hurting and the last month of before he passed away.
 
Pumpkin playing with Icicle
 
 
I know my pumpkin also loved to play with birds. If a bird end up in the house or in the basement of the house, the bird was alive and he still be playing with it. He was really gentle but playful and funny to watch. He was even like this after losing a leg and before say a month before he passed.
 
Me Holding Pumpkin
December 2017
He was loving and so sweet and will be missed. Those are the memories I will hold and remember and still do. I miss my baby boy Pumpkin and will love him. I understand why he was to go and wanted him not to suffer so when he passed on August 5, 2018. It was relief for me. I will miss him and love and still and will always will.
 

 

He was 12 years and few months old. Rest in Peace my baby boy. He passed away around 3:30 am on August 5, 2018. His brother Patches is still around. Check out my In Memory of Pumpkin or This one
Pumpkin and Icicle
RIP Pumpkin
Born: May 2006
Died: August 5, 2018

Monthly Wrap Up: August


August has flew on by. Summer is coming to end. School is starting back up for some. I look at August as a good decent reading month. Though for me I was dog siting for end of July early August. During the first weekend in August, I lost my baby boy Pumpkin.

August 5, early in the morning hours he passed away.  I came home Saturday and he my baby boy Pumpkin was in a lot of pain and I was in the middle of watching him pass and keeping eye on him and watch him suffer. I have a blog post for him which is called "In Memory Of - My Precious Loving Baby Boy Pumpkin". Take a look and read it.

Football back in season for me. My Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-1 for the preseason. The scores for the games maybe added to the monthly wrap up with the wins and lost or at least the win and loss for the month. Who knows. Lets Go Steelers.

Books Read in August:

  1. Death Logs Out by EJ Simon (Review coming Next Month)
  2. The Christmas Gate 2 by T.A.  Cline
  3. Ours for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer
  4. Bonjour!  Let's Learn French by Judy Martialay
So for the month of August, I have read a total of 845 Pages. You can see what my total for the month by book below.
 

Total Pages by book for August:

  1. Death Logs Out - 303 Pages
  2. The Christmas Gate 2 - 150 Pages
  3. Ours for a Season - 352 Pages
  4. Bonjour! Let's Learn French - 40 Pages
So Far for the 2018, the Total Pages Read is 9,486 Pages. That is a total of 8 months of this year. Take look at the total per month below.

Total Pages Per Month:

  1. January - 1,135 Pages
  2. February - 1,359 Pages
  3. March - 1,834 Pages
  4. April - 1,558 Pages
  5. May - 304 Pages
  6. June - 1,346 Pages
  7. July - 799 Pages
  8. August - 845 Pages
So Far as of 2018 the Total Books Read are 40 Books.

Total Books Per Month:

  1. January - 4 Books
  2. February - 7 Books
  3. March - 5 Books
  4. April - 7 Books
  5. May - 3 Books
  6. June - 6 Books
  7. July - 4 Books
  8. August - 4 Books
What was written and posted in August. Some of the books were read in 2018 and that is way you are see them posted in later months of 2018 as for I choose those dates for the tours. You will that I have Reviews that will be posted this year that go to book that were read before or during the previous month of 2018. Though I am trying to keep up with current reviews with book read this year there are some from back log. I just did not get to write the review. They will be marked.

Want to see all the wraps so far. Take a look Below at the list.

2018 Monthly Wrap Up:

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May (this is a book off and I miscalculated when i did the wrap up. Sorry, Should have 3 book but only has two)
  6. June
  7. July
Rest In Peace:  
Pumpkin (My baby boy) - Cat
Senator John McCain
Aretha Franklin (Queen Of Soul)
 
What did you Read this month? Lose someone or furbaby this month? Read any Educational books for those at are going back to School?
Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/08/monthly-wrap-up-august.html

Review: Ours for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Ours For a Season - Kim Vogel Sawyer

We meet Marty and her husband Anthony. We learn that they can not have biological children of there own. They seem to be having a hard time getting along. Marty seem to not be able to move on from the news and feeling likes something is missing. God seem to have bigger and better plan for her and Anthony.

We go though several different kinds of issues and Sawyer bring them to the for front. Brooke got to deal with painful disease and it is brought up which is Cancer. Will she beat it? What is Gods plan for Brooke. What is Gods Plan for Eagle Creek? God decides to bring Marty and Anthony to Kansas?

We meet a young teenager named Elliot and a young girl. Will there be healing for these three friends? Will a drifting marriage bring back to life? Will Brooke find her heavenly father? What could Gods big plans be to bring Marty and Anthony and Brooke together?

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/08/review-ours-for-season-by-kim-vogel.html

Review: Bonjour! Let's Learn French

Bonjour! Let's Learn French: Visit New Places and Make New Friends - Judy Martialay

Every want to learn a new language but it a bit hard to learn and remember. Well then this book is good for you and your family if they want to learn French. The book is called “Bonjour! Let Learn French” is a good beginner book for children and adults that have a hard time learning French.

You will lean some words in french like the days of week and Colors. It more of story with a learning guide to learn some words in french. You will learn “My Name is” in friend. You can act out skit in french with a friend or friends. You will also learn some words that goes along with beach and learning a boy and girl in french.

Think is really good to have on your child bookshelves or even in your child school so that they can learn new words and a new languages. It good for though that are going on trip and to have for your child or children learning the words while on a plane or in the car. Maybe your parent that want all kinds of educational books for your child or children. This book is good for that as well.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/08/review-bonjour-lets-learn-french.html

Halloween Bingo 2018

I will start mine probably tomorrow after getting some reviews and wrap up down for today. I will need to take a look at my books and card later and decide. I know I have a few on audiobook and ebook to read for this and maybe even Paperback books.

Review: The Christmas Gate 2

The Christmas Gate 2 - T. A. Cline

The Christmas Gate 2 opens up with Bob wanting to talk to his publisher. Once he does he makes deal that get him the lovely farmhouse where he could write his stories. Well things get a little more interesting once he moves in to his new farmhouse.

Once things get close to Christmas and plans are made for him and Patty. Patty get a knock at the door. Once does she find out her husband is alive and in the army hospital. What will happen with Patty and Bob?

Bob meets an woman and tell her his story. She get him advice and once she is gone for a bit he does do something inside the book she has. She doe not know until she opens it. He never mentions it either.

Bob make a decision to help Patty out by making it easy for her. Patty does not know this when he leaves after seeing her and getting the message from her friend Lucy. It seem that Patty has to do her own journey as to go on.

She finds a poem or letter addressed to her after Jim and everyone thinks Bob has pass away. Jim does his deal that the farmhouse is to go to Patty if something happened to Bob.

She reads something that Bob wrote at the end of the journal. “The Christmas Gate is not Fiction” and this get her attention and she goes to find the box and she does and she opens it. She think will get 7 visions and what will happen. The journey begins. You will not believe it but her candles and messages are different for her but her journey is bit different then Bobs. Will she find Bob? Will she be able to bring him home?

I really like the theme and plot of the candles. It really well written. The messages were different for each person on their own journey. You will not know until the end who the light form might be. It a fast read and enjoyable as well.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/08/review-christmas-gate-2-by-ta-cline.html

Book Tour: Death Logs Out by EJ Simon

Death Logs Out - E.J. Simon

Do we ever really know what really happens after death? Did Alex really die or is he still alive somewhere? The author put us in to story as Michael is wondering about this as he find out that his brother Alex as somehow getting in touch with several of his ex-wives.

Sofia is reached out by her uncle but doe not really know for sure. Then she is kidnapped? Will she survive or is this a mad woman going to get her revenge on Michael? Michael goes to his buddy a retired policeman. Whatever happens when they recruit a friend to save Sofia? There seem to be more going on that someone once Sindy Steel gone?

What does the Vatican want? There seems to be more of terrifying going on? Who is the Free Force Party? Kurt seem to want more power then what he got. We got back to learn some history about the Nazi occupation. There are more action and twist as you turn the page.

The author takes you for a ride of a lifetime. Learn a bit about the Vatican church. You also get to tour a bit of Paris. What will happen to Michael as he goes to hunt down the bad guys that murdered his to brothers. Alex is mentioned and talked to though out the book. What is AI? Is it real?

What does John Goldstin want with Michael? I know that once you start reading this book you will not want to put it down. It action packed. I do wish to that parent are aware that his is book has a lot of deaths in it. I would suggest this to be for children of ages 16 + with Mature in it. Please know this is only what i suggest and the parents have the right to allow there children to read it if choose to or not.

I thought this book acted like a lot of my real world that going on around me. Though not at lot but you might remember 9/11 and think of how real that might be if or what really happen to Malaysia plane that when down over the ocean. I know that fact or there but they may not be real in the story but sure feel that way when reading the book. Thank to the author I have enjoyed these books. I can not wait for more. Check out my review for Death Never Sleeps and Death Logs In

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/09/book-tour-death-logs-out-by-ej-simon.html

Rest in Peace my baby boy - Pumpkin Passed away

Early this morning, our cat Pumpkin passed away. He was in a lot of pain yesterday. I prayed and asked the lord to take him and not let him suffer. He passed away around 3:30 am or 4:00 am. He was a lovable cat and gentle and happy. He a a really good life. He was given to me from a friend and I thank her for allowing me to take him and his brother. He was born some time in May of 2006 and pass away on August 5, 2018. He lived a 12 years and few months. He almost made it full year after surgery and living with 3 legs. I will say Rest in Peace my little boy. He was a trooper. He was my little baby boy and little man. I will miss you, Pumpkin and I love you. I know you are at peace and I thank god that he took you and not let you suffer after one day. Rest in Peace Pumpkin.

 

  

— feeling vampire

Halloween Bingo 2018: New categories, new lists - UPDATED

Reblogged from Murder by Death:
— feeling vampire

UPDATE 5 August with categories 16-20

 

Please note:  Recommendations to the lists will get added ASAP, but there might be lags here and there as unreasonable people demand I participate in real life.  

 

Also, if I start getting overwhelmed/confused by the number of comments on a list, and I've already added the books suggested, I may delete that comment thread.  I'll NEVER delete actual conversations, but if it's strictly a recommendation comment, deleting it might keep me from doing daft things, like adding the book multiple times.

 

Per Moonlight Madness' request, I've created new lists for the new categories (and where applicable, renamed old lists).  

 

This post will be updated as the new categories are announced.

 

Creepy Carnivals

Southern Gothic  (short, needs suggestions!)

Doomesday

New Release (no list)

Genre: Suspense  This list was originally "Romantic Suspense" but as the category is ANY suspense book, I've renamed it. 

Baker Street Irregulars

Shifters  (I've broken out Vampires from the old Vampires vs. Werewolves, so there are now 2 lists)

Slashers 

Spellbound  (The original Witches list, renamed)

Modern Noir

 

Ghost Stories

13

A Grimm Tale

Relics and Curiosities

Deadlands  see also: Vampires

 

Modern Masters of Horror (Combined with Genre: Horror, but marked as 'Modern' in the notes.

Supernatural

Genre: Horror

Cryptozoologist  (see also: Shifters and Vampires)

Fear the Drowning Deep

 

Stay tuned for updates as Moonlight reveals more squares.

Review: The Inn at Ocean's Edge

The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Shadow Bay) - Colleen Coble

I would say this book is really a good read. It sure has the mystery element to it. We learn the mysteries throughout the book. It more of a thriller and mystery combination. 

There are crime and detective going on as well in this story plot. Claire returns to the Inn at the Ocean Edge and things start to happen to her. Is she the real Claire Delmore?

There seems to be a cover-up story or is Harry Delmore hiding something from his daughter? Her grandmother also is acting strange when Claire starts wondering and questing about herself.

We also meet Luke Rocco and his sister. He thinks that Claire had disappeared around the same time his mother disappeared. Is there a connection between the two?

Colleen does tell a story that will make hungry for more. The plot is written well. The characters are developed and show their personalities. This book a cannot put down the book once you get into the action.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/08/review-inn-at-oceans-edge.html

Review: The Hope Jar

The Hope Jar - Wanda E. Brunstetter

Wanda does it once again with her latest book. Ever wonder what would happen if you mistaking though someone was your relative or grandchild by think that the person got the same hair color as your daughter?

That person goes along with it by pretending to be someone they are not. Well, that is kinda what goes on in this book. Can you fault the person that was asked, if you are acting as that person even though you are not them?

Well, the Lapps do this when they get a letter from their granddaughter Sara and hurry to pick her up at the bus station that day which is July 5th. Not knowing what she looks like or if she is even coming that day.

Michelle is asked if she is Sara Murray? She goes along with them. She never really says their granddaughter or not. We know she wants to stay away from Jerry and his abuse.

As she stays with them, she learns about the Amish culture and a little bit about the Lapps. She meets the family. She is asked questions by the Lapps. She too has questions. 

We Eli as well. He seems fond of Michelle. Does he not know if he wants to stay Amish or go English? What will he decide? He comes to help Michelle (Sara), and Lapps. He comes over to the Lapps to see Michelle (Sara). 

How does it end? Do we meet the real Sara? You will have to pick up a copy to read to find out.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/08/review-hope-jar.html

Review: The Small Chandelier

The Small Chandelier - Mary Lynn Plaisance

I have a question do you ever think that maybe you can go into the spiritual world? Well, I cannot answer it for sure but you can experience it a bit in the book called “The Small Chandelier.”

 

We some our see what our world could become and that there a mission for Peace on Earth. It starts once Jenny gets bitten by a snake? We go adventure with Joseph and then things start to get more exciting as he starts to investigate and find out if his wife was bitten by a snake.

 

Mary tells the tale and the story quite well. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. It funny a little bit but it shows what could happen to our world if it not already happening now. We may be experiencing some of what been going on in this book. With some of the events that we had this year and last year with ellipses and the leaders around the world. Peace on Earth could be in the works here on earth.

 

Please do know that this is a work of fiction so please know that I have not really an idea that it really happening in our real world. It could be just coincidence that what is mentioned in this book that the author is using it for some of her plots.

 

Other than that the author plot is done well and grabs your attention. I have read a few other books by her and they are just as good. I would suggest picking up one of her books and reading it.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/08/review-small-chandelier.html

Monthly Wrap up: July

 
July is now ending with rain and thunderstorms. July was a nice break with some rain, you got some sun as well. How you enjoy your Fourth of July holiday? I know it was hot that day. Hope you got a lot of reading done or a some fun in the pull and family time.
 
I hit a rough spot as for i was either enjoying the summer sun or a little buy not much, I was also a bit more tired at night. I have just could not get into reading. I went to concert and was outside for a bit. I even watched most of Shark week which is one reason that book is on the review list this month and during the week of Shark Week. I love Shark week and enjoy watching it. I also had the may Finleyville Fireman's Fair that same week. It almost time for those that children or child to get ready to back to school.

 

Books Read in July:

  1. A Widows Hope by Vannetta Chapman
  2. The Hope Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  3. Sharks: A 400 Million Year Journey by Ted Rechlin
  4. The Small Chandelier by Mary Lynn Plaisance
 
So for the month of July, I have read a total of 799 Pages. You can see what my total for the month by book below.
 

Total Pages by book for July:

  1. A Widows Hope - 219 Pages
  2. The Hope Jar - 320 Pages
  3. Sharks: A 400 Million Year Journey - 96 Pages
  4. The Small Chandelier - 164 Pages
 
So Far for the 2018, the Total Pages Read is 8,641 Pages. That is a total of 6 months of this year or we call it half a year. Take look at the total per month below.

 

Total Pages Per Month:

  1. January - 1,135 Total Pages
  2. February - 1,359 Total Pages
  3. March - 1,834 Pages
  4. April - 1,558 Pages
  5. May - 304 Pages
  6. June - 1,346 Pages
  7. July - 799 Pages
 
So Far as of 2018 the Total Books Read are 36 Books.

 

Total Books Per Month:

  1. January - 4 Books
  2. February - 7 Books
  3. March - 5 Books
  4. April - 7 Books
  5. May - 3 Books
  6. June - 6 Books
  7. July - 4 Books
 
What was written and posted in June. Some of the books were read in 2018 and that is way you are see them posted in later months of 2018 as for I choose those dates for the tours. You will that I have Reviews that will be posted this year that go to book that were read before or during the previous month of 2018. Though I am trying to keep up with current reviews with book read this year there are some from back log. I just did not get to write the review. They will be marked.
 
Want to see all the wraps so far. Take a look Below at the list.

 

2018 Monthly Wrap Up:

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May (this is a book off and I miscalculated when i did the wrap up. Sorry, Should have 3 book but only has two)
  6. June
 
How was your week or month been going? What are you planning on reading for August?

 

 

 

   

Currently reading

Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Twelve Days
Teresa Hill
Charles Towne Belles Trilogy
MaryLu Tyndall, M.L. Tyndall
Progress: 963/960 pages