Sunday, November 13, 2016

Suspended: Vagabond Circus Book One (YA AUDIO)

Do you believe in magic? Maybe after this circus, the Vagabond Circus.  It is a different kind of circus, although I can't quite put my finger on it yet, they have the normal circus things, acrobats, trapeze artists, and jugglers, but something is different about this circus, something magical.
Author Sarah Noffke has another hit on her hands with another spin on her wonderful dream traveler world.  This book has plenty of action and suspense and that is before she throws in the circus part of the story which by the way is awesome and if you didn't know better you would have thought she actually spent time with a circus (she did).  I had the audiobook version and voice actor Steve Barnes does a amazing job with all the different characters, their unique personalities and stories.  He kept the story exciting and me on the edge of my seat just waiting to find out what happens.  This is a awesome match between author and narrator and I can't wait to hear what happens next under the big top.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Flight 906 To Chicago: The extinction Cycle series (ADULT)

I loved this exciting story and can't wait for more in this series.  I love Mike Evans stories and this story made this Veteran's, Veteran's day. 
It shows how one virus in a busy place can change things very fast and for the worst.  but this Marine Veteran and his son are on their way to O'Hara airport to pick up his brother when everything turns into an action packed and suspenseful adventure that is not to be missed.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ashes of the Unspeakable: Book Two in the Borrowed World Series (ADULT AUDIO)

Jim and his friends are still trying to get home, the women that chose the FEMA camp are now understanding what Jim was talking about and wish they had gone with him.  Jim's family are also realizing Jim's views were not so far off and are toughening up, but do they actually see the real danger before their eyes, will Jim make it home in time to help them?
This book is so suspenseful and action packed you can't help but become entranced.  I had the audio and with the awesome narrator Kevin Pierce saying the ongoing mantra of  "I've got to get home" throughout the book, so what is not to love.  Mr. Pierce does a great job voicing all of the characters, but with Jim all I picture is a teddy bear of a man that will do anything for his friends, but will also do anything to get home to his family, so you better not stand in his way.  This was such a wonderful listen I can't wait to hear what happens next to Jim, his family and the gang.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Ren: The Monster's Adventure (ADULT AUDIO)

Ren Lewis on vacation, now that is just funny, Ren doesn't do vacations, and what is worse is since not all of the family can dream travel it is a car travel trip, and that is all I will say about that.  You need to read this book for yourself or if you are like me get the audio version and have narrator Tim Campbell read it to you, he is the perfect Ren Lewis, and this is the perfect book to get you started in on your holiday spirit. 
Sarah Noffke and Tim Campbell have teamed up again for a awesome audiobook, but I am sure if  you just want to read the book for yourself you will still love Ms. Noffke's book and out snarky, tell it like it is friend Ren.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Seabound (ADULT AUDIO)

In an apocalypse that takes over the land people now live on boats.  Ester  and her friends live o the Catalina, but after 16 years things start to break, one of those thing is the desalination system, and on Esters watch.  But when they meet up with the Galaxy flotilla a flotilla of Galaxy cruise ships and many other ships that  have joined up with them or they have found and taken, trading does not go as planned.
This is a wonderful, action packed, suspenseful book.  The characters are great, I had the audio, narrated by Ray Greenley and he gave each character a different voice which helped me to fall in love with the characters and the story.  Mr. Greenley really made this story for me, he gave this story a pulse and it grew from there.  This book (author) and the narrator just go together so well  I hope to get to some day listen to book two and beyond of this series.  Because I can't wait to find out what happens to Ester and her friends and of course the Catalina.


Saturday, November 5, 2016

To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space (MG)

This is a wonderful book that answers a ton of questions many kids might have about living in space.  Written for children ages seven to ten and in age appropriate language many questions are answered like things about clothes washing and showers in space to burping, and I will say it is not a good idea to do it but you will have to read the book to find out why.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Retribution: A Whitney Steel Novel Book 2 (AUDIO ADULT)

Whitney has been kidnapped and Blake is on the trail, but Blake has his own problems, there is a bounty on his head.  If Blake is to get Whitney back he must travel to Columbia's biggest drug trafficker, Pablo Sanchez.
This is another wonderful, kick butt book by Kim Creswell.  I love Whitney Steel, she is one tough lady, I want to be her when I grow up.  The action and suspense in this sequel to Reflections is so intense you can't stop reading/listening you just have to find out what happens.  Rebecca Hansen does a great job making this story her own.  I love this series and this book but it is a adult book for sure.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Locker Nine (AUDIO ADULT)

Grace Hardwick's college life has changed when her school and other parts of the US are attacked.  She gets a call through to her dad, Robert, who writes books about the apocalypse and prepping, he reminds her to use the key he gave her, Grace is confused but he just says use the key before being cut off.  Once she follows the coordinates on the key and finds a fully stocked storage locker, locker number nine, of everything she will need to get home.  This is the story of that trek home.
This is a exciting, action packed, suspense filled book.  I really enjoyed it and think it would be really cool to have a dad like Grace's.  You also get some glimpses into Grace's childhood which is really insightful and awesome.  I had the audio version narrated by Kevin Pierce who did such a awesome job on this book I can't wait for more.  Mr. Pierce really ahs a way with bringing these characters to life and giving you someone to root for in these tough times.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Defects: The Reverians Book 1 (AUDIO YA)

Em lives in the perfect place for dream travelers, except she is one of a new generation where it seems some are not being blessed with their psychic gifts, they are considered defects.  But when Em finds out the shocking truth behind why she hasn't received her gift, she is torn with how to fix this for all the other defects before it is to late and  hurting those she loves.
This book is filled with a ton of action and suspense, you might just fall off of your seat while rooting for Em, Rogue and all of their friends.  These characters are all so strong and smart you will wish they were your friends, they are that awesome and their bonds are so strong.  I had the audio narrated by the wonderful Elizabeth Klett, she did such a great job, I totally lost myself in this book and found myself wanting to help and cheering Em and Rogue on myself.  She just made this book so awesome for me, what a wonderful author narrator team I hope they stay together for a long time.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Iron Man: The Gauntlet (MG)

Tony Stark is known as many things but mostly Iron Man, protector, and avenger.  But when he is kidnapped  and the enemy wants to use his suit to kill innocent people, Tony must survive his own assassination and save the eco-ministers before it is to late, but can he win against Iron Man?
This book shows Tony Stark from child to him as a adult still inventing, still trying to the right thing.  There is enough action in this book to keep anyone's attention through the whole book, because there is so much of it.  There are so many twists and turns you will think  you are on a roller coaster.  Watch out for the AI it may or may not be what it seems.  This is a awesome book for all the Iron Man fans as well as the Eoin Colfer and Marvel fans.


Monday, October 24, 2016

The Horror Squad (ADULT AUDIO)

The world has changed but there is one group just trying to survive.  As part of the group lives in the power plant/school area and keeps it up and running, the other part has to go out frequently and scavenge for food and other supplies that might help during this apocalypse.  It is during one of these trips that things go very wrong.
This was a exciting, action filled, suspenseful, story of survival.  I totally enjoyed listening to S.W. Salzman narrating this book, he does such a awesome job with all the different characters and expressing their emotions in his voice, it was amazing.  I can't wait for more to hear what happens to T.J. and the crew.


Sunday, October 23, 2016


This book follows Abe Haws, son of war hero Isaac Haws, from the academy to Vitaly Three.  The reader gets to see how the man was made and why he did the things he did.  I understand that that was very vague but I am afraid much more might spoil it and it is way to good for me to do that to anyone.
This is a great sci-fi book and no you don't need to have any knowledge of Nick Webb's Legacy Fleet to understand this book but you might find yourself really wanting to read it after you read this, just a warning.  If you are familiar with Legacy Fleet this should fill in some blanks for you, so no harm either way.  This is just another awesome book by the Swardstrom brothers that you just do not want to miss.


Transiet Echoes: The Variant Saga Book 2 (AUDIO)

It has been three years since the second big jolt and Terry is lost on a distant world far away from his friends and family, but he has the voice of his sister in his head to keep him company.  Back on earth Mei is work to death to figure out a way to see if they can bring Terry home.
This is a wonderful sequel to the Amber Project, it is filled with a ton of action and the suspense will have you falling off of your seat.  Narrator Steve Barnes does a great job again with the book his use of different voices for each character is awesome, he really hit this one out of the park.  I can't wait for the next part from these two guys and find out what happens to Terry and his friends.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Revolver (AUDIO ADULT)

Cara has nothing, so she is on a gameshow where if she kills herself they will give her family money.  But there has never been a contestant like Cara and I think it's safe to say there never will be again.
 The was an awesome story despite what you might think.  It brings up a lot of social issues that will make you think but has some very funny parts as well.  Narrator Patricia Santomasso is a amazing Cara, but portrays all the characters wonderfully.  She really does make this book wonderful.  This is a really great book give it a try, you won't regret it.


Black Widow Red Vengeance (YA)

In this book the Black Widow now has a protégé but she is used to working alone for so long it is unknown hoe this teaming up so she can teach her new hero in training will work.  What is worse is both Widows, Black and Red, are after the same people, one cunning and precise, the other more headlong and reckless.
In the sequel to Black Widow Forever Red Margaret Stohl raised the bar, the action is non-stop, and the suspense sometimes will keep you up past your bedtime until you find out what happens.  However, it is the twists and turns that keep you guessing how things will turn out in the end.  I really liked this awesome book even more than the first.  Sometime I would also love to review the audios of this series to hear how  the narrator puts her spin on the book as well.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Treason (YA AUDIO)

Kara and Braedan must face truths both won't like, the Vagabond and Grimoire will help with what they can but each must find their own way and the truth within themselves.  They might find that to survive they must become the part of themselves they least want to be .
I wasn't sure how the last book could be topped , but this one picked up right where the last one left off  and the action and suspense didn't waver.  I went with the audiobook version narrated by Kara Kavocich Stewart who just brings Ourea and all of it's people to life.  I am so thankful for awesome narrators like her for many different reasons but mostly for bringing great books to life for me on days I am not able to read.  Her talent makes those days much more tolerable.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Black Rose (ADULT AUDIO)

The team is all together again and Project director Harker has determined they should eliminate their old enemies, Aeon, once and for all.  But of course there are complications, a deadly contagion that needs to be recovered and destroyed, and more secrets of Selena's past are coming out, ones even she didn't know about yet, but hey just another day at the project.
This was another awesome audiobook by narrator Jack de Golia, and after 9 Project audio's he is the voice of the project for me.  His voices for each of the characters are the ones I have come to know and love, especially Ronnie, he is my favorite.  Mr. de Golia also breaths life into the story as he reads it, it just flows so nicely, I can't imagine the Project any other way.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Delphi Effect (YA)

Anna has a gift, but when a ghost can attach itself to you just by inadvertently touching something you might not see it as a gift either.  When Anna accidentally picks up the ghost of a murdered girl, Anna finds herself in the middle of a government conspiracy, not to mention the group that kidnaps her friend so she will join them and they can exploit her "gift".
This is a wonderful book, action packed, full of suspense, and has more twist and turns than a roller coaster.  It is well written and the characters are well rounded and believable.  I love this book  and I wanted to jump right in and help Anna.  I don't want to say to much for fear of spoilers, so you will just have to get your own awesome copy of The Delphi Effect and see for yourself, but Rysa Walker does not disappoint.


Monday, October 10, 2016

The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse (ADULT AUDIO)

Jim Powell is long way from home, on a business trip with some co-workers, when the U.S. is attacked and life as we know it changes in the blink of a eye.  But all Jim wants is to get home to his wife and kids.  With thousands of other trapped travelers and very little law enforcement, things get really interesting really fast, but has Jim planned well enough?
I found this book especially interesting as I was about half way though it when hurricane Matthew became a real threat to Florida.  I could see things happening on the news and from what family and friends who live there where reporting, and how it paralleled this book.  We have had our own issues here where I live in Kentucky with major week long power outages after ice and wind storms, but you never think of what would happen if the whole country went down at once and for a very prolonged period of time.  It makes you think, for a fiction book this one hits close to home.
This book is really good, it is action packed and the suspense will have you falling off of your seat.  The characters are ordinary people just trying to get by.  I had the audiobook version narrated by Kevin Pierce who does an awesome job giving each character its own personality in voice and attitude.  He really shaped this story and kept Jim Powell's character honest and real to what he says he is, a man who just wants to get home to his family.


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Lichgates (YA AUDIO)

Kara has lost her mom and she blames herself.  But her dad is not much better, so when she and her dad take a trip to the mountains it looks to be a strained time between the two.  One morning Kara is up early and goes hiking only to find a weird gazebo thing, than somehow falls into a cool library with no doors.  All she wants is to go home, but this is when she finds out she is trapped as a new Vagabond by the Grimoire, in a odd land called Ourea, and they have very different plans for her, none of which is allowing her to go home.
I had the audiobook version narrated by Kara Kovacich Stewart and it was awesome.  I don't always bring up my dyslexia, but sometime I stay away from reading these books because the made up names for things make the book really hard to read but when I can get them in audio form I really enjoy them a lot, and when you have someone like Kara Kovacich Stewart narrate the book then you feel really special as she makes it an enchanting experience, I can't wait to listen to the next one and find out what happens.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wonder Woman: The True Amazon (YA GRAPHIC NOVEL)

This is the story of how Diana, Wonder Woman, came to be.  How her queen mother came to have a child in a race of all women, and how a spoiled princess came to be the hero many of girl today idolize. 
This was a awesome graphic novel not only in story but in illustrations as well.  I hope we get to see  more of Wonder Woman from Jill Thompson as I would love to follow more of what happens to Diana as she tries to prove her worth and avenge herself in the eyes of her sisters.


Bjorn's Gift (MG)

This sequel to Odin's Promise, is set in Norway during World War 2.  Mari, a young woman, is still working to find herself, and her courage, in this new world she has found herself in, as even more Nazi's have come to live in her village and have even taken over her home and school.  This has made it much harder for the resistance fighters in her area, one of which is her big brother Bjorn.  But Mari will be strong, and brave just like Bjorn told her she could. 
This is a awesome historical fiction book that is a part of WWII you don't hear much about.  It is nice to hear a different part of this time in our history, and from a different point of view not often voiced.  This book is chalked full of action and suspense, so there is something for everyone and you will learn a lot without knowing it.  The story flows wonderfully and the characters are all well rounded and believable.  They show real emotion and are just awesome and brave people. 

Mari, Odin and Bjorn would be so proud of you.

Sandy Brehl is a retired educator and active member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). When she’s not reading and writing, she enjoys gardening. She lives in the Milwaukee area and invites you to visit her website ( to learn more about ODIN’S PROMISE and BJORN’S GIFT. Sign up for quarterly newsletters to stay informed about future releases (including MARI’S HOPE), and special events and offers.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Pathosis (ADULT AUDIO)

Kala, typical high school sophomore girl by day, awesome closet scientist, and loving big sister by night.  But it is what happens to their city that changes everything.
This is not exactly a zombie book, but it is one of the best plague type books I have read, well listened too.  I loved the side story that explained how the virus got to Florida in the first place, that was really cool, especially since I don't live there.  It also really liked the how the story shows how the virus spreads and the only way to stop it as of that time.  The book was very precise without the reader knowing it, no facts and figures but still precise.
I had the audio version narrated by Melanie Ewbank and she does a awesome job.  There was one spot I knew it was coming because I actually did the books backwards, but she was so good with her voices and the emotions she puts into them she had me crying.  Ms. Ewbank is just a awesome narrator and this is just a awesome book.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Stranger: Psychological Extreme Horror Book 2 (ADULT AUDIO)

This guy is way better and bloodier than Dexter, and he is back at it.  This series is not for the faint at heart, it is only for the real horror lovers, as everything is fair game in the strangers world.  If you read book one and wonder how in the world author Mike Evans could top his first book? Trust me, he did and by leaps and bounds.
 I had the audio version narrated by S. W. Salzman and trust me I have never heard another audiobook like this, ever.  Mr. Salzman does an awesome job bringing this book to life and giving it a pulse.
It makes you wonder can the stranger ever be stopped as you double check the locks on your windows and doors.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mysteries of Cove: Gears of Revolution (MG)

 There is so much I would love to talk to you about when it comes to Mysteries of Cove: Gears of Revolution, but if I do it would spoil it for those of you that haven't read the book yet.  I can tell you there is action and danger galore for Trenton and Kallista as they leave Cove in search for Kallista's father, Leo.  But they find help in strange places, and in new friends, even though they don't always know who to trust, and not all of their plans backfire on them.  But it is still the dragons that they must fear the most, right?
This is a exciting and fast pace book that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book.  Virtually every page had some sort of trial for the two to overcome, and the added suspense is so thick I don't think it could be cut, even with one of Leo's inventions.  Keeping all of this in mind, this is a wonderful book for all readers, enjoy.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Uninvited: Psychological Extreme Horror Book 1 (ADULT AUDIO)

This guy is Dexter squared.  it is a great book if you really like the slasher, blood and guts, very detailed gory, extreme horror type  books.  If you don't, don't bother, you won't like it and will just complain, if you do like that kind of thing, well than what are you waiting for, check the locks turn up the lights and let s go.
This serial killer gets away with it and no one knows how, but he goes on terrorizing until the day the police finally blow him up or have they?
I had the audio in which narrator S.W. Salzman brings this story to life in my imagination more than I could have ever done it myself.  His use of different voices and the way he made the story his own just made the whole experience so much more wonderful for me.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Meeting: A Seventten Series (ADULT AUDIO)

This is the third in the Seventeen series and we skip ahead even more to the first meeting between Lucas and Reid, and how their partnership comes to be.  This is a great backstory to the full book "Soul Meaning" as all of the novellas I have listened to so far have been.  Michael Bower is back as narrator on the audiobook and doing a awesome job as always, he has really made these characters his own, I can't say enough good words about how awesome he is narrating these books.  It seems A.D. Starrling writes them just for him to narrate, I am not sure but I hope the duo keeps on going.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dancing Blades: A Seventeen Series (ADULT AUDIO)

This is the second novella in the Seventeen series, and Lucas is a bit older now, he is out on his own traveling around looking for the best people to train him to stay alive.  Because he knows he is the most hated of all beings a abomination of both his dead mother's and father's people. 
This is another wonderful novella and an awesome audio narrated by Michael Bower.  Michael Bower made the audio awesome with his command of the characters and their attitudes.  His use of different voices for each character is wonderful.  This audiobook is just all round great.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Duality Bridge: Singularity 2 (YA)

Eli, is now a face of the resistance whether he wants to be or not.  His fugue state is also changing it is taking him deeper and for longer.  It is showing him so much more not just how to paint anymore, and he doesn't know who he can trust to talk about this with, it seems everyone has their own agenda when it comes to him.  This is another wonderful action packed, suspenseful book set in the future where the Ascenders  (human/machine hybrids) are the powerful, the revered, the feared, and the pitied (at least by some like Eli).  Is Eli the coming bridge or not, that is the huge question that both the resistance and the Ascenders want to know now, and will go to great lengths to find out.
I have been fan of Ms. Quinn's books for a long time and that hasn't changed with this book, it was awesome.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Stealing Snow (YA)

Seventeen year old Snow has lived her life in a mental institution since trying to walk through a mirror when she was very young.  But she knows there is something wrong, she doesn't belong there and when she follows her boyfriend to escape, she finds herself trying to save them both from a strange world through the mirror.
This is another great book by author Danielle Paige of the book series Dorothy Must Die.  There are also some backstory novellas available on amazon.  But this action packed, suspense filled book is more than enough to let you know all you need  to know to get you started, and you will love it even if your not a princess fan as Snow is not your typical princess.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Orphans: Origins (ADULT AUDIO)

Frank Fox a scientist still broken from loosing his wife eight years ago, he will do anything to save the new love of his life.  So when his lab partner tells him his new prototype drug works, he takes his word for it and uses some on his fiancée, who only has hours left in her fight with bone cancer.  But really, what have the two scientist unleashed?
This is not your typical zombie story - it is way better and really, maybe it could happen.  This is such an awesome start to a action packed series.  Book one Origins is just that, the start, and I can't wait until I can get book two and more.  I had the audio narrated by Jack Wallen Jr. who was awesome!  He made each character come alive with a voice of his or her own, and that really made the book great, I will continue on with the audios.

Hell Divers (ADULT AUDIO)

X lives on a airship looking for a new place for humans to live after WWIII poisoned Earth.  X is the best Hell Diver left and he and his unit must deploy to retrieve parts for the ageing airship, so it can stay afloat.  But when the ship is damaged in a electrical storm his team is deployed to the worst zone ever, Hades, where the Siren creatures congregate. 
This is a awesome action packed, really action packed, suspenseful book.  This is a different kind of post-apocalyptic book where electrical storms are one of the really bad, killer things to avoid.  But still there are always a few good men and women willing to lay down their life for the rest.  I can't wait for the next part of this trilogy to come out and see what happens next.
I have the audio version and R.C. Bray was great keeping this book military sounding, but also putting voices and personalities to each of the characters.  he kept the story moving smoothly.  I really hope he is the  narrator for the next book as well, as I think I will stick with the audio versions as long as I can, as the author and narrator were so good for the first book.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ren The Monster Inside the Monster (ADULT AUDIO)

Ren Lewis has never faced a challenge that has beat him, but this might be the one.  It is a huge challenge he learns he cannot run from, but must face and not even on his terms.  Can Ren survive this challenge?
This is another wonderful book in the Ren Lewis series by Sarah Noffke, and I stand by my last review that this is one series you should definitely get the audible version of, and listen too, as Tim Campbell is Ren Lewis.  This is probably the most perfect match of book and narrator I have ever listened too.  I also suppose I have a soft spot for that outspoken, snarky, Ren that actually says what everyone is thinking, but never says.  I suppose someday I want to grow up to be Ren.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Big Sheep (ADULT)

This is a very quirky, funny futuristic detective book.  This book is sci-fi but not hard core, so it would appeal to friends not totally into all the space stuff, however it does include a biomedical company, some really big sheep, and one eccentric phenomenological inquisitor (P.I.).
This is probably one of the funniest sci-fi type books I have ever read.  This was my first book by Robert Kroese, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was not disappointed.  Erasmus Keane is the funny but smart Sherlock Holmes to Fowler's down to earth Watson.
This was such a awesome, fun read I hope he writes more with Keane and Fowler.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ren God's little Monster (ADULT AUDIO)

Ren Lewis likes his life the way he likes it, no changes, no surprises.  But in this book he gets both in a big way. In this world of dangers for dream travelers, this is really a big distraction for Ren to get used to and it just gets worse from there.
If you read or listened to the first Ren Book: Ren Man Behind the Monster you will love this one.  Narrator Tim Campbell is back with the audio version.  If you are new to the series, well I don't often say this, but this is one series you really should listen too.  Tim Campbell makes the most awesome Ren Lewis, think Stewie from Family Guy all grown up.  Snarky, narcissistic, funny, genius and awesome.


Monday, September 5, 2016

Beyond the Stars at Galaxy's Edge (ADULT)

This is written by 12 amazing sci-fi authors that have come together under the Beyond the Stars title. They offer such awesome tales that take place in different worlds and in most cases aren't even human characters but each of the 12 stories takes place on the edge, of space that is.
I really enjoyed each of the 12 stories, many by authors I already know, and some by new authors I can't wait to read more of. Adam Quinn's "Procurement" is one of those new authors I can't wait to read more of, his story goes hand in hand with his new book just out. My favorite is by a new author, Michael Ezell entitled "The Good Food" in which a Jensen and his dog Roy are sent to a planet to terraform it, only problems arise, I will leave it there, but working with dogs I loved this story. Christopher Valin's story "Just An Old Fashion Lust Story" is a story of true karma, and will leave you with a huge smile at the end And Nick Webb's story "Second Place", well, any one would love that story whether or not they like sci-fi or not, it's just that good. Every time I read one of these compilations I don't think they can get much better but they always do, I can't wait to see what they have in store next.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Changlings (MG)

When Izzy wishes for something more interesting to happen, then her sister disappears in the woods, she will do anything to get her back, anything.  But I don't think she was prepared to find out about herself especially this thing she is going to find out about herself.
This is a great, fresh, new take on a lot of the tales you think you know.  This is a wonderful book for any middle grader.  It will hold the attention of any and all with the all the action that has been packed between the covers of this book, it is non-stop and the suspense sometimes can be cut with a knife.  This book should make a huge splash and I am hoping Izzy, Hen and everyone else appear again someday soon.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Eye of Shiva (ADULT AUDIO)

On a mission in the Philippines, Nick finds some odd gold coins and brings one back for Selena to look at, and with this Nick and the team are thrown in the sights of a terrorist group and a dying spy.  The terrorist wants to start a war between Pakistan and India, and the spy wants to return the Eye of Shiva to the rightful owners.  All the while Nick and Selena are still struggling with their relationship.
This is another wonderful project book by Alex Lukeman.  This is a series I am enjoying a lot  and do not want to end! Hear that Mr. Lukeman, please keep on writing.  I love the characters, at least the good guys.  The plots are strong and the scenes are not outrageous like some action books, also the facts are checked well.
I usually get the audiobooks and can not say enough about narrator Jack de Golia he is wonderful and he does the character voices so well, that you just get lost in the book like you are there and part of the team.  it is awesome and I can't wait for the next one.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The White Dragon 01 Genesis (ADULT AUDIO)

Kasey Byrne's loves the ocean, even from a young age she couldn't resist it's pull, even if it was just to play in the sand and watch the sun come up, until the one morning a strange man gives her a necklace with a amulet.  Fast forward several years to Kasey's 18th birthday, when everything should be perfect, but goes wrong.  Something changes in Kasey, but she is not sure if it is good or bad yet.
Stefan Bolz took a very ordinary world we live in and very literally turned it on its ear, in this very exciting, action packed book.  His way with words lets you see everything in your mind so your not missing a thing.  If you had the audio like I did you also had narrator Hank Garner  using his voice to also help paint that picture for you in which he did a great job.  I can't wait for The White Dragon 02: Crucible to come out on audible as well so I can find out what happens to our ragtag little group.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Deranged (ADULT AUDIO)

Sixteen year old Kala is determined that she and her new friends will survive this new zombie epidemic brought on by mosquitos.  But it is not only the Zombies the new world must recover from because in trying to wipeout the disease carrying mosquitos the people have started a major chain reaction of killing off the food supply.  The circle of life has been destroyed, but can it be fixed? Humm, Zika maybe?
This book although sci-fi makes you think about the Zika and what really should be done and how far we should go to eradicate such diseases.  The author is very insightful and has a action packed, suspenseful great book.  Narrator, Melanie Ewbank does a great job on all of the characters, and I just love narrators like her that take the time to make the story.  They read each character as if they are that person at that time and it makes you the listener feel as though you are there in the middle and it is happening right then and it is awesome. Thank you for that experience, I hope to come across more of your works in the future.  Maybe even to see what Kala is up to next.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Legacy Fleet Alt. Chronicles

Fourteen stories that span the universe, a universe in conflict, and will need the courage of many to help to find peace, if possible, among those that will be left  when it is all over.
These stories range from first contact with the Swarm, to cadets at the training academy, to a very old conspiracy theory, coming to head at a very inopportune moment.  But these are just a few points in a start studded chart of short stories that will have you asking for more.


Thursday, August 18, 2016


It is depression times and the farmers are in the middle of a drought.  Young Robert's brother has disappears and months latter it is like Robert is the only one that remembers his brother even existed.  A odd man shows up in town promising he can make it rain if the towns people help him build a rainmill.  Robert's father signs right up but Roberts uncle refuses not trusting the man.  Things get even stranger from there, but somehow Robert is not affected and must help save his brother, family, friend, and possibly the whole town.
This book started right off with high octane suspense and never stopped.  The characters are all very well put together and very interesting.  I had the audio version which the author narrated himself and did a awesome job.  The different voices for the different characters were really good and he really made the story come alive for me through the eyes of young Robert, it was amazing.  I hope there are more books like this because I really enjoyed this audio and will definitely look for from this author.

5 Stars

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Legendarium (ADULT AUDIO)

Every so often certain people are chosen to protect the Legendarium from the forces that threaten to send the Earth back into darkness.  This generation it is Bombo Dawson, a new author, and Alistair Foley, a reviewer who pretty much hates everything he reads especially Bombo Dawson's  works, that are chosen to protect the Legendarium.  Their adventures take them through the looking glass all the way to Moby Dick, the only book they seem to agree on liking. 
If you like history and literature you will love this  book as it is chalked full of both, although, I have to say I am not much of a fan of both, and I actually loved the book, I guess I loved how the authors brought it to life.  I mean heck you got to love it when Hemmingway wanted to punch Alistair in the nose for messing up his story.  I think this book is quite likely the most overlooked book of our time, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  I would also like to thank Robert Rossmann who was the awesome narrator of the audiobook version which I had and was so good I can not speak highly enough of it.  He did such a great job on all of the characters voices and bringing the story (or should I say stories) to life it was great, I really hope Bombo and Alistair come back again.  If the do I'll buy the doughnuts.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Secret Coders: Paths and Portals (MG)

The is the second book in the series the first Secret Coders is also a awesome book for young coders wishing to get in on the ground floor.  These books start with three unlikely kids that are thrown together by chance, but each brings something to this team that will help with the journey of learning code and they do it the fun way.  These books are made for everyone even the most reluctant of readers will find these books fun and exciting.  The chapters are short and leave you hanging and wanting to know what happens and to know more so it will keep everyone reading, who knows mom and dad even you or grandmother and granddad might pick up a little code too if you don't watch out.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Hill (YA)

Jared, a spoiled rich kid, plane crashes in the wilderness.  When he insists on hiking up a hill to try and get a cell signal, that Kyle, a Cree, has told him his grandmother has forbidden him to go near.  Jared goes anyways believing it is just Cree superstition, and Kyle reluctantly follows.  Soon both boys find themselves in a forest that just isn't right and now they are being hunted. 
This is a out of this world book for anyone who enjoys lore and legends especially Native American lore.  This is my first book by Karen Bass but I loved it and will be looking for more.  This book is full of action, suspense, and has you on the edge of your seat  the whole time holding your breath.  I really enjoyed this book and wish Jared and Kyle would take me with them to see Crazy Horse as it is on my wish list also if they get to go.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Flashpoint (ADULT)

Taylor goes back and tries to save her homeworld from total destruction doing the one thing she never  wanted to do again, but she might be the only one that can stop it.  But there are also other political tug a wars going on across the galaxy that might do even more damage if not handled right and by the proper people.  Can the son of a dead politician help prevent another huge mistake from happening?
This book sends you to many places and you meet a lot of people, and if you can keep them all straight in this awesome, action packed, galaxy of a book you will love it.  The book moves fast and the characters a re well rounded and have interesting backstories that set them up nicely.  The story was great and I can't wait for the Drive Maker book 2 of the trilogy to come out, and I really hope these come out on audio.

4 1/2 STARS

Friday, August 12, 2016

This is me (ADULT)

Rogan is a assist AI, given to Chloe as a graduation gift for companionship and protection in the city as she looks for a new job and herself, all while trying to pay the bills.  But the day her very obedient, funny, dependably, wonderful, loving, AI decides he doesn't want to be that way anymore and disobeys Chloe, makes her start to think of him in a very different light.  Is this what her friends have been trying to tell her or is there something more going on?
Even though this was suppose to be a romance story I found it to be a much more thought provoking story on AI and how they could possible evolve on their own depending on love and developing emotions and what that would mean for the human race.  This was a very well thought out book with well rounded characters that where full and complete.  I am not much of a romance fan but loved the sci-fi part and still found this book mesmerized me and kept me wondering what will happen to Rogan and what will Chloe do.  I think you will find this book interesting no matter which genre you favor.

4 1/2 STARS

Friday, August 5, 2016

Reflections: A Whitney Steel Novel (ADULT AUDIO)

Reporter Whitney Steel is looking for the big story and when she catches a lead on the first cloned human, a small girl named Angel, it is almost the death of her.  In steps undercover FBI Agent Blake (cutey guy)to save the day, well I think it turn into a week, thereabouts.  But he also has his own job and agenda to take care of, besides keeping a nosey reporter in one piece, especially one he has fallen in love with.
This is a great book with non-stop action and some well placed twists and turns to keep you guessing.  The characters are well rounded and likeable, well most of them.  The story flows at a great pace.  I had the audio version and found that narrator Rebecca Hansen did a great job on the different characters voices, especially as she settled into them.  Which ever format you choose I hope you will love Whitney and Blake as much as I do as I hear the are coming back for more books so look for the next book called Retribution out now, and the audio coming soon.

5 Stars

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Secret Sea (YA)

Zac is hearing voices, and his two friends, Moira and Khalid, are going to help him figure out what it is and where it is coming from.  But in doing so they find themselves fighting for what each thinks is the right in a alternative universe and trying  to get home, if that is even possible.
This book is true Barry Lyga in the fact that there are so many twists, turns and traps that you won't see what is coming a mile away.  This book is awesome and literally takes you into another world like you have never seen before.