Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Adventures of Samba Rat & Friends in Sherman the Last Dragon

By: Steven and Mary Munsie

This is definitely not a book for younger children, as there is too many words with fewer pictures, but it is good for the older children and with all the big words, you will be able to teach them what they are. The picture themselves are quite cute and childlike and would appeal to many children wishing to read this book.

This book is about Samba Rat, Peter Porcupine, Squirrely the grey squirrel and Cindy the ladybug. The book follows these friends as they take an unintentional adventure involving hatching an egg and trying to learn about the creature it is, etc.

I received a free copy of this e-book free and am giving it an honest review, for my thoughts.


Four woodland friends-Samba Rat; Peter Porcupine; Squirrely, a scout camp mascot; and Cindy, a ladybug-returning home from a spring picnic are caught in a storm and discover a large mysterious egg hidden in an ancient tree. When it hatches into a baby dragon, the four friends are set upon an adventure to find the little creature a home. The four friends are joined by Kitty Joy, a young master scout who first tracks them and then joins them on their adventure to find a mysterious sanctuary and save Sherman, the Last Dragon.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Adam's Cross: Witchfinder, Book 1 - Audiobook

By: E.M.G. Wixley
Narrated by: Alexander Misiti
Series: Witchfinder, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 06-23-16

I am reviewing the audio-book. Not sure i would rate it as a horror book, at least what I view as horror kind of books.

I started to listen to Adam's Cross audio-book is a listen which takes 4 hours and 58 minutes (of course I knew that I wouldn't need that much time to finish cleaning). As I listened to the book and voice narrator I was drawn into the book. With the writers wordings, and the narrator doing some different voices for each character in the book, like an Irish accent for one of the characters, it helps you with the visualization.

The book follows Adam as a child and the things he sees and hears. At certain points you have to ask yourself, is this really what is happening to him?, or just the imagination of a child? Things that he sees, does and thinks is very interesting to hear (or even to read). The book progresses to Adam being an adult.

His parents fight a lot, but usually stop when he is in the room. His mom runs hot and cold with him, and all he wants is his mom's approval. His dad is a very weak man and Adam knows it but wishes it was different.

I received a free copy of this audio-book free and am giving it an honest review, for my thoughts.


Publisher's Summary

Look into the darkness of the human psyche, which lies behind Adam's eyes. Adam as a child believes he is the perpetrator behind a number of mysterious deaths. Is Adam a child serial killer?

Surviving a chaotic childhood, he enters adulthood as a successful musician with a sublime talent, which mesmerizes his audiences. Fearing the axe of his past is about to drop, he begins to confront the traumatic shadows of his childhood, only to discover a far more sinister secret.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Annabelle Pinchum Does Addition and Subtraction

by Susan Srikant

This is a very cute and simple book to read to kids who are just starting to learn adding and subtracting. The illustrations are wonderful, the wording is not overly done, meaning that when you read each page with the words and pictures, the child or children, can view the picture on the page, and still hear whats being said without their minds and thoughts wondering away with their short attention spans lol. Great and fast book to read to any child. ^_^

I received a free copy of this book free for giving it an honest review.


Learning to add and subtract is easy and fun with this colorful picture book. Join Annabelle Pinchum as she floats through the sky, adding one friend after another. And when the adventure is through, each friend is returned to earth, one by one. The last pages of the book contain cutouts of Annabelle, her friends, numbers, and symbols so your child can make their own mathematical equations.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Mirror, Mirror...?

by Dodie Meister

Just a note, this book has some foul language so if you don't like that, than this book isn't for me. As for me I personally loved the book, it had some definitely hilarious moments and some shocking moments, there is a couple spots that can make your jaw drop.

Mildred, or Milly for short, looks in a mirror and start pointing out all the flaws she believes that she has. After she is done her self-criticizing, she makes a joke about not being the fairest but help her change. When nothing answers she feels a type of defeat and asks her electronic Alexa for the temperature. When Alexa responds with a quip, which isn't normal Milly notices that Alexa's light is an orange color instead of its normal coloring.

Throughout the book, Alexa makes changes and influences Milly's life, some things she hates, some she enjoys, but overall, Alexa is trying to do good for Milly.

This is a great book with a nice twist at the end you wont see coming. I loved this book, even read it with someone and he loved it too. Had him laughing at all the same parts I was laughing at.

I received a free copy of this book free for giving it an honest review.


Milly’s middle-aged—divorced with a maturing body. Mentally, she feels all washed up and cast into a Goodwill pile. That is until modern day technology magically intervenes. See what happens as this funny fairytale progresses in the quest for self-acceptance and a second chance at finding prince charming.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Moving Abroad: The Essentials

' Written by: Diana Firican

The book I received had a water mark in the middle of each page and was quite hard to read on a cell phone, cause you have to zoom in on one page at a time to try to read it, zoom out move to next page zoom in, etc. I found that quite annoying, though I am sure it will be different when you get it through a different means.

Other than the above, this book a lot if information. Everything that you may need to do and look into doing and getting to move to a new country. So if you are moving to a new country or even just interested in everything that you have to do before you move I suggest checking this book out.

I will say it is daunting thinking of moving to a new country and seeing all you have to do, but the book lays the information out for you in a good way.

I received a free copy of this book free for giving it an honest review.


Decided to move to another country? This is the Guide for you.

You’ll be guided step-by-step through the preparation for the move, accompanied by detailed and comprehensive explanations, extensive and user-friendly checklists, real stories and useful tips from immigrants who’ve moved abroad successfully. Find out how to:

Decide on the perfect location for you
Take care of the paper work
Find a house you enjoy living in
Find a job you love
Be on top of your budget at all times
Choose the right insurance and… many more

Using this Guide to avoid expensive mistakes, save time with your planning and get rid of your stress and overwhelm. Enjoy the feeling of having everything in grip and… simply become the expert of your move!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dogs Still Know Best

Dogs Still Know Best: Two Angels Guide Their Human Through Grief, Learning & Love (Two Dogs' Books Book 2)
by Angie Salisbury

This book is the second in the series, I haven't read the first one in the series, but that didn't stop me from enjoying this book itself.

This book is an emotional roller-coaster, it has its sad parts but also had its happy parts, so be prepared for this. This book has stories that have been experienced, and just being re-told here where everyone can read about.

As an owner with 2 dogs myself this book was an interesting read, seeing the stories and how they can be comforting. Really glad to have read this book.

I received a free copy of this book free for giving it an honest review.


The Pointers are back! This time as two of the sweetest, wisest angels you can imagine.

Much has happened since Dogs Know Best: Two Dogs’ Training Guide For Humans stole the hearts of dog lovers around the world. There has been a lot of grief, a lot of learning and an infinite amount of love. In this touching sequel, follow Angie’s very personal account of how the Pointers sparked her spiritual journey, one that allowed her to open her heart, open her mind and in the process, receive amazing gifts, the biggest one of all being her new love, a sweet little Pointer puppy named Minnie. The result is a dramatic shift in perspective about life, grief and embracing a new way of thinking. And with all three of her beloved Pointers by her side, every step of the journey is filled with love and support. In fact, there’s a whole cheering section along for the ride!

On the other side, love is everything.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Welcome to Moonshine: The Daydreamer Chronicles: Book 2

Jethro Punter

This is the second book of the series, if you haven't read the first novel have no worries, you wont have an issue following the story in this second book. BUT if you intend to read the first book, don't start on the second cause there is a spoiler to the ending of the first in this second installment.

Spoiler Alert if you haven't read the first book, you will not want to read over my review on some of the happenings in this book.

Gimble has a foot injury from battle that when he start to feel to comfortable he will move his foot which brings the pain into focus for a while again. (The revealing of this will become evident soon).

Adam is still popping in and out of the dreamworld Reverie, he has been having concentration issues because of it and even his friends patience is running thin while trying to help Adam with homework. Charlie still enjoys hearing all about the dreamworld that Adam goes to while he sleeps. His mom is still missing and but Adam remains hopeful since things are still trying to settle down in Reverie.

Adam is also frustrated because Gimble and Lucid told him that they would help him find his mother and until Gimble’s foot is better they can’t go.

So without saying too much more and spoil the book for new readers, my thoughts are that it is well written and doesn't linger too long on scenes. It flows smoothly together from one scene to the next. I think many will enjoy this book, especially if you liked the first book in the series.

I received a free copy of this book and for an honest review.


Being the hero of Reverie is turning out to be much, much harder work than Adam was expecting. There is another side to the Great Dream. A city where all the strangest dreams come from.... Moonshine. Ruled by a mad Queen and full of chaos and oddity, up until now it had been left alone by the rest of the world, a destination for the lost, the lonely and the strange.

But now there is something new and very, very bad growing in the heart of Moonshine, and whether they like it or not, Adam and his friends are going to have to get to the bottom of it. If they don't then strange dreams will be the least of their problems.

Welcome to Moonshine is the second book in the Daydreamer Chronicles series

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Humongous (& Cool) Words for Kids

SB Hilarion

Great book for helping kids to learn words

Reading this book and all the thought and pictures drawn into it, is a great experience, even as an adult you will likely learn some words that you never seen before.

If you have a child that you would like to know some big but interesting names I highly suggest that you check this book out. Not only does it give the word, the meaning, and a few pictures it even shows you the way to pronounce the word, making it easier on the adults that may not know the proper way to say it.

From the letter A to the letter Z you will have multiple pages for each letter to check out.

I received an ebook of this for free for an honest review


After immersing themselves in mantras in I AM Manifesto, young siblings Hao Finley and Sabine Yi Lee are on their journey of seeking knowledge from around the world. In Humongous (& Cool) Words For Kids, these philomaths not only learn about words from their own and other cultures and countries, they absorb new facts about stuff they thought they knew. Name the subject, they're sharing: science and math (big, uncomplicated check!), different languages ("oui, sí, shì" check!), environmental awareness (layered-atmosphere check!), etiquette (thank you, check!), music (treble clef check!), international cuisine (lots of yummy checks!), and many more.

Sunday, June 2, 2019


by Anne Schlea

As the Toiseach (leader) of the vampire clan, named Clan of the Raven, Antonia is expected to lead but she decides to pursue her own dreams and leaves without letting anyone know, not even her "mate" who she feels has hurt her, and hopes that they will think she has died and move on. She wishes to no longer be a part of the vampire world and instead be mortal and attempts her own project to see if it is possible.

She is found by someone who thinks of her as an enemy, Richard, who wants to be the leader of the clan. Something happens (that i wont reveal and) Antonia gets wounded (they use another wording for this, but you will read it in the book), and since she hasn't fed in very long time her condition is not good.

I feel that I should mention Arthur (brother) and Stephanie (human college room mate and more) and one of the things they do after Antonia is hurt is they watch over Antonia while they wait on Zartan (leader of The Clan of the Dragon). Though they do so much more than this, I did want to mention their names without giving too much away.

Nosferatu are another kind that have the vampire genes but they are not the same and were once enemies until a truce was put into effect....will that stay true throughout the story, if so why do they keep the truce, and if not, what made them decide to no long keep the truce? Find out more when you read this book. ^_^

Read this great book to know more on the story line, you wont believe the things in store in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and cant wait to read more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book and for an honest review.


Antonia Paige has been ripped out of vampire retirement, and she's not happy about it.

Everyone in her life agrees Antonia was given control of her family's clan when she was far too young. And after a couple of centuries of doing a mediocre job, Antonia has managed to vanish from her family and vampire society. She lands at a small North Georgia college with a plan: through scientific experiment, she will attempt to remove the vampire virus from her system. If she is successful, she can be human again.

Unfortunately, it's much harder for the head of a clan to disappear than Antonia realizes. Her brother Richard wants the crown for himself, but to take it, he must take out his sister. He tracks her down, but luckily for Antonia, a lover she jilted long ago is hovering nearby, waiting for an opportunity to rescue her. Antonia has learned a lot during her years living as a human, however, and she doesn't want to be rescued--she wants to prove herself.