Saturday, July 27, 2013

Life First By RJ Crayton

Hi Guys!
Well I got the oppurtunity to read this book called Life First. I was not quiet sure what to expect upon reading the books description but I am actually pleased with this book.



Books  Description:
Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else

In this future forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out
80 percent of the world’s population, life is valued above all else. Those who refuse the obligations of “Life First” are sentenced to death.

Kelsey enlists the help of her boyfriend Luke and a dodgy doctor to escape. The trio must disable the tracking chip in her arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey will be stripped of everything.

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A BRIEF NOTE about the story's origin from author RJ Crayton:

The way this novel originated was a bit of a fluke. I saw a story on the news about a woman who refused to have a cesarean section because she didn't want to be -- if I recall the wording correctly -- "sliced open like a pig." The woman's baby died because of her refusal. I was horrified by the situation and thought the woman awful for refusing surgery to save her child. However, the more I thought about the issue, I wondered if I was being fair. I asked myself, how often are we told we need to have a surgery, with potentially life-threatening consequences, to save someone else's life? Should she have to be sliced open to save her husband? Her brother? A neighbor? I wondered, what would it be like to live in a world like that, where we must undergo invasive procedures to our bodies in order to save another's life? I started writing Life First soon after, with just that one question in my mind. The analogy to pregnancy isn't quite perfect, as you have to eventually get a baby out by some means. As the maternal mortality rate in many third-world countries shows, maternal health is often inextricably linked with that of the baby. But, this news story was enough to plant the seed of Life First in my mind.

My Review:
What would you do if your choices where taken away from you when it comes to having surgery to have an organ removed?
Me I would run like a mad women.  I have had surgery once to have my gallbladder removed and was scared to death before hand. 
That is what happened to Kelsey Reed a young, strong-willed, healthy girl that was told that she must undergo surgery to have one of her kidneys to save the life of a stranger. Scared by this news she goes on the run. Why run you would ask why not just say no well for Kelsey that is impossible. After a large portion of the human population is wiped out it becomes illegal to have an abortion, if you are mentally ill you are sterilized and if you are a match to someone who needs an organ you are forced to give up that organ otherwise you are sentenced to death. Will Kelsey get away or will she have to give up her kidney? Will she find anyone who is sympathetic to her situation?

You can purchase this book at smashwords.

Thanks for reading, Knikki.


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Friday, July 26, 2013

Souls Of Darkness By Louise Hunt, Damon Rathe, and Kenneth Frank

Hi Guys!
  So on top of COWS! and Sheep Fish Cake Publication gave me the oppurtunity to read and review another one of their books called Souls of Darkness.
Book Review:
An anthology of 15 stories all built around a theme of the darkness within, usually resulting in murder or death. Each story is introduced with an illustration to entice you into what may follow...

Story titles include: River of Dreams, Community Spirits, To Play the Game, Geoff, Shadow of January Gloom, Sensation Seekers, Miss Hate, Redundancy, Eyes in the Dark, Bramble Cottage, Lady Luck, Writer's Block, Disturbance, Just the Three of Us & The Beast. 

This is the first compilation and colaboration by Louise Hunt, Damon Rathe and Kenneth Frank who also work under other names.
My Review:
I thought that this is a wonderful collection of stories. Each story was well written. I have to say the my favorite was Miss Hate. Overall I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is into horror and wants something where they could read individual stories in a short period of time.
You can purchase the book at smashword and amazon.
You can reach the authors and the publisher at facebook or fishcakepublications.
Thanks for reading, Knikki.






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Sheep By Martin D. Rothery

Hi Guys!
So as you all know I have already read COWS! by Martin D. Rothery. I also had the chance to read another one of his creations called Sheep.
Books Review:
Sheep and Cows have been the dominant species’ on the planet for eons. With their superior intellect and cultural sociological ideals they have lived together peacefully for generations.
That was until the appearance of the mythical ‘hairless apes’.
Little did they know that these upright two-legged creatures seen as the next stage of evolution by the Sheep would cause division in their long allegiance with the Cows, would draw the innocent Squirrels into the conflict and ultimately lead to a battle to assert total dominance as well as a war that would last for millennia.
And a secret war that is still being fought to this day!
My Review:
Okay just to clear something up this is Martin D. Rothery's second book but this is the prequel to COWS! not the sequel. Well I am begining to think that this series might be a way to make people angry about the things that the humans are doing to the animals in these book and convert them to become vegan or vegterian. Well if I am right I have to say that I don't know if I can be converted no matter how upset I get I hate to put this out there but I love steak. I could eat it everyday. Okay now back to my review I read COWS! to my two little girls and they loved it we are actually working through Little Women at the moment but after finishing it we are going to read this book. I thought the story was very colorful and creative. Overall I like this series and I am curious to see what the author can come up with next.
You can contact the author at facebook or fishcakepublications.
You can purchase Sheep at smashword and amazon.
Thanks for Reading, Knikki.
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COWS! By Martin D. Rothery

Hi Guys!
So this is one of those books that I was talking about in my previous review. I did not look at any of the information before hand and then after getting approved I was strangely surprised.

Book Review:
Cows are trying to take over the world! But how would these normally docile creatures do such a thing? Only Jimmy Tatley, a fourteen year old boy from Golthwaite and his faithful, clever sheepdog companion Flossy can find out and stop them in time to save everyone from becoming the bovine’s slaves. This is not without its perils and comical consequences however. Of course, they get a little help on the way from some unusual characters, the Avians and not forgetting those mysterious agents ‘The Masters’.
My Review:
Cows are sweet, kind, and docile animals. Well at least that is what you would think from their apperance but sadly that is not the case. Cows have been just waiting on their time to come to take over the world using HUMANS to do their bidding. STOP drinking milk, eating cheese, yogurt, ice cream, or any other dairy products or you will become one of their slaves. This story follows Jimmy Tatley a 14 year old out on a quest to save his town.
Well I have actually read this twice since recieving it once by myself and a second to my two daughters. All three of us agree that this is a wonderful story. I found it extremely funny and could not help but laugh. Overall I highly recommend this book for all age groups.
You can contact the author at facebook and fishcakepublications.
You can purchase COWS! at amazon and smashwords.
Thanks for reading, Knikki.
 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Country Tales By Fred Tidball

Hi Guys!
So I will be honest about this book review I applied for this book and a couple others without honestly reading the review on them ahead of time. So after getting approved I went through and read the information and immediately regretted my decision to apply for it. Well I can say that my opinion was actually turned around.
Book Review:
The County is ruled by Her Ladyship, overseer of all the galaxies and beyond, and inhabited by whimsical characters including the Faery Wizard Colin Halfbacksy, Dragon Luminosity Bleedoodle, Goblin Hoblydanclybit and Faery Persctly Twosups who falls in love with a tree.
These and many others, thirty-one tales in all, make up the delight that is County Tales.
A cautionary warning however – they’re not your average Faery!
My Review:
So to be honest I liked the story line but I did end up having to reread sections because I got slightly confused. I think that this book would actually be good for almost any age group. Overall I would recommend this book.
 You can find this book at amazon and smashword.
You can also contact the publisher at fishcakepublications and facebook.
Thanks for reading, Knikki. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, July 22, 2013

It's a very sad day.

Hi guys.
Well today is a very sad day. The family dog which we have had for about 15 years now has passed away. She was one of the best dogs that I have ever seen.
 
R.I.P. Cleo We love you girl and you will be greatly missed.
Cleo and an old friend of the family Brittney.

Daily Bible Verses By Rachelle Ayala

Hi Guys,
 So you all know I have already done a review on one of Rachelle Ayala's books "Hidden Under Her Heart", well I got the chance to read and review another one of her books. "Daily Bible Verses" is a collection of Bible verses hand picked by Rachelle to correlate with each day of the year.

Books Review:
Bible Verses correlated by Month and Day to Chapter and Verse starting from January 1 and Genesis 1:1 to December 31 and Mark 12:31. Need a memory verse? or a life verse? Curious which verse correlates to your birthday or anniversary? There's a special verse for each of the 366 days of the year. Includes Bible Verse Memorization tips. [all verses from the King James Bible]
My Review:
So I already thought that Rachelle was an amazing writer due to her last book that I read but the fact that she can jump from a love tell that involves a rape and possible abortion and then write this book that had to have had alot of time and effort put into writing it and choosing the write verses for each day, but know I am just blown out of the water. I love the fact that each date is actually the exact bible verses for example my birthday is November 2nd and the verse that goes with that date is "Luke 11:2 - And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth". The only thing that I would have preferred to be different are the verses are in King James format and I am partial to NIV or New International Version but that is just my personal preference. Other then that I think that is book is perfect.
You can reach Rachelle at her blog or her facebook.
You purchase Daily Bible Verses at smashword for $0.99, amazon for $0.99 kindle version and $4.49.
Thanks for reading, Knikki.
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Monday, July 8, 2013

THERA PEARL Eye-ssential Mask

Hi guys! So reciently I was given the opurtunity to review THERA PEARL Eye-ssential Mask.
Product description:
The mask can be used cold or hot. Cold relieves dry, puffy eyes and those wicked sinus headaches. It takes the sting out of a brow wax and reduces swelling after a cosmetic procedure. Heat helps to reduce nasal congestion and relieves soreness once the swelling is gone.
Chill it in the freezer or fridge or pop it into the microwave. Place it over your eyes and sinuses, or slide it up to your forehead. Its pliable, face-hugging shape stays put without drips or leaks, and the therapeutic temperature lasts 20 delicious minutes.
My review: 
Okay so I guess there is something you need to know about me before I go into my review. I get killer headaches my doctor has now idea what exactly causes it if it is lack or sleep or dehydration. She is just not sure but they get so bad that the back of my neck becomes stiff and I am unable to turn my head sometimes because of it. This mask has actually became my god sent product for that. I just put it into the freezer for a little while and then apply it to my eyes for 20 minutes and by the time I remove it my headache is gone the stiffness in the neck and everything. Which is wonderful for me because I have two kids that I have to run after and my fiance works days. 
There are several things that I love about this product. It is both a hot and cold pack. The instructions for heating and cooling are actually printed on the product itself which I love because I tend to loose the little pieces of paper that companies always send with the instructions. The shipping was also very fast I did not think that I would receive it with in 2 to 3 days of shipment. I also like the fact that even when frozen the mask does not become stiff like other products do it is still soft and mold-able.
Overall I love this product and would highly recommend it to anyone who asks.
You can contact THERA PEARL via there facebookwebsitetwitterpinterest, and there google + account.
The direct link to this exact product is here .

Thanks for reading Knikki.
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"Crime & Passion" By: Chantel Rhondeau

Hi guys! So recently I got the opportunity to read and review this book "Crime & Passion" by Chantel Rhondeau.
The books review:
A decorated police officer, more intent on justice than following the letter of the law, lands in trouble when a schoolteacher finds a dead body on the beach.
Officer Donovan Andrews knows how to have a good time—ask any woman in town. But when it comes to men abusing their wives or children, Donovan takes it upon himself to make them regret it.
Madeline Scott is unlucky in love. All she wants is a quiet place to heal, away from cheating, womanizing men. However, her life is far from peaceful once she stumbles across the body and witnesses someone fleeing the scene.
Terror spreads in Pleasant View when the small community hears a killer is on the loose. All evidence points to Donovan, and he realizes someone is trying to frame him. When troubling suspicions from his past surface, even fellow officers believe he’s guilty. Madeline might be the only person who can clear his name, but first he has to win her trust.
The body count rises and no one is safe. The murderer makes it clear Madeline is next. Soon, Donovan’s whole world is focused on protecting her and keeping himself out of prison. The more time he spends with her, the harder it is to fight his growing attraction. Since she’s been burned by love, convincing Madeline he’s interested in something more than hot sex may prove harder than keeping her alive.
My review: 
So to say the least about this book, once I started reading it became very difficult to put down. The suspense kept building chapter after chapter and kept you wondering whether the true villain would ever be found. 
Madeline Scott an ex school teacher turn dog walker is new in town. Upon walking one of her clients dogs along the beach she has a suited figure run past them not knowing that she soon would wish she had taken a better look at that figure. Stumbling across the body of a wife and child beater dead is going to stir problems in this small close cut community. One of the first officers on the scene is Officer Donovan. A hot headed womanizer who has had a confrontation with the victim just the day before. Trying to cover his tracts he tries to get Madeline to remember more about the suspect who was found fleeing the scene of the crime. Not knowing that spending time with her would have him falling in love with this woman causing an ex to come out who has decided to get Donovan back no matter what it takes. Did Suzie do it or is she framing Donovan. After being tossed in prison Donovan finds out that someone is framing him making it look as if these people being killed was of his doing.
Will Donovan ever get out of prison? Will he ever clear his name? Will Suzie be the one behind everything? Will Donovan ever end up with Madeline? Well I guess if you want to know you will just have to read the book to find out.
All in all I thought this was a wonderful book and I am very pleased that I got a chance to read it.
You can find Crime & Passion at smashwords.

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