Life’s Update

Hello everybody, I hope you are having a wonderful day 🙂

This month was one busy month. Yesterday I got out of the hospital after doing a small procedure and it still hurts to move, but I don’t have much time to sit back and rest, lol. I need to organize the house for the upcoming holiday or more of a celebration. On May the first, mom has her second chemo and I need to feel much better until then, so I can take her and be with her. On May the second, we are celebrating our Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut) and I really want to be able to help with the cooking and organizing.

So.. Just as the month will start, life is already starting to get busy. For now… I’m mostly resting and trying hard not to move that much, so maybe that way things will heal faster, lol (maybe).

I have so many projects I want to finish and I also have so many book reviews to get to, it’s a bit hard to just sit back and rest and let the body heal, but I don’t have any choice. I am not in the mood for reading much right now, but I did get in the mail, Heena’s new book Deceived and I can’t wait to dig in and enjoy a quality reading.

As you see, not much happened this month but it was still busy and hectic for me and sadly I have no writing/editing updates to give you, maybe next month 😉 But for now, all I want it to rest and heal (as fast as I can).

Have an amazing weekend everyone

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Book Review: The Birth of Death (The Legacy of Evorath #1) by Joseph Macolino

My review is up 🙂

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Author: Joseph Macolino 
Release Date: 8th June 2014
Genre: Fantasy
Edition: E-book
Pages: 1,378
Publisher: Create Space

Rating: ★★★★

Blurb:

Artimus, the head investigator for the elvish kingdom of Erathal, is disturbed when he discovers that the culprit behind a recent string of kidnappings presents the greatest threat the world of Evorath has ever seen. As he develops feelings for Savannah, a beautiful elvish druid hiding a great secret, he struggles to separate his personal feelings from his responsibilities to the crown. Meanwhile, Irontail, a young centaur warrior, endeavors to find his way in a tribe where independent thought is discouraged.
When their paths cross, the entire forest must unite, performing an ancient ritual to combat this new evil. While the world of Evorath deals with this great threat, Artimus and his companions must put their internal conflicts to rest as they work together to combat this harbinger…

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Book Review: New Megiddo Rising (The Apostates #0.5) by Lars Teeney

My review is up on Heena’s TRB Blog 🙂

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Author: Lars Teeney
Release Date: 14th September 2015
Genre: Non-Fiction
Edition: E-book
Pages: 87
Publisher: Self-Published

Rating: ★★★★+1/2

Blurb:

At the Dawn of the Texas Republic declaring independence from Mexico, New Megiddo was born. Created by a death cult led by the Reverend Brigham Wainwright, who actively works to flood the empty, barren land with his American followers; undermining his Mexican overlords.

Fast-forward several centuries and America has become New Megiddo, a theocracy run by the Schrubb Administration, where order is kept using the technology of the [Virtue-Net] to feed the Reverend Wilhelm Wainwright’s sermons to the minds of the people. In the slums the humble beginnings of an insurgency of Apostates take shape. The cruel and clueless policies of the Church of New Megiddo and the ruling Regime push the disenfranchised masses one step closer to all-out rebellion.

Review

This is the prequel novella to the Apostates Series.

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Book Review: Bindings & Spines (White Dragon Black #2) By R.M.Ridley

Bindings & Spines, Coffee n' Notes

Author: R. M. Ridley
Release Date: December 8, 2016
Genre: paranormal, Thriller
Edition: E-book
Pages: 351 pages
Publisher: Xchyler Publishing

Blurb

A slave is a slave, whether living or undead, so Jonathan Alvey bristles when an unknown novice necromancer turns up in New Hades. Despite their obvious talent, Alvey is forced to clean up the messes the rogue leaves behind. He must find the culprit and put an end to their attempts before they succeed and put an end to Jonathan himself.

But Alvey has problems enough of his own. As he battles his addiction to magic, and the withdrawals that may very well kill him, malignant gnomes infest his building and are out for his blood. A simple divorce case turns into a murder investigation. Why would the victim, a meticulous practitioner, create a spell book packed with inaccuracies? Why would an unknown assailant do anything to get it? Alvey must solve the mystery, and keep himself and his client alive until he can.

Review

5 Stars

Before I start, I just wanted to say that I’ve read this book twice with only a couple of weeks apart, that’s how much I love and enjoyed this book 😀 I’ve read Ridley’s first book and I loved it, so when the author came to me and asked for an honest review, I knew that I would love this book as well.

The story takes place in New Hades, which is very similar to New York. It’s a very modern, dark place. Ridley shows us a place where normal people live and do normal things and near them, there are places and people you will not want to go near, ever. The entire vibe of this place is dark and scary but with it, so normal.

The main character, Jonathan who is a private investigator. I love how Jonathan carries himself through his job and all things magical. He is my favorite character, so tortured and real, he is a perfectly made character. From the start, Jonathan finds himself in a very rough situation of quitting magic all at once and he is not going through this easily at all and just then, life came knocking on his door with a case to solve.

I loved how the author showed the yin yang dragon balance as the author showed so well. Jonathan vs. Magic, just perfect. Jonathan gets to see through others in the story and throughout his own addiction, just how corrupted the magic is and what it does to the body.

Ridley did a great job keeping me glued to the story, and every time I thought I solved the mystery, it turned up to be far from it.

I love the author’s writing style and the overall theme of this book.
Ridley’s dark humor and has a good eye for details, this is also a book full of emotions, dark thoughts and tons of dark humor.

If you love suspense and paranormal, you’ll love this book a lot. This was a fast read book, full of plot twists and wonderful story telling and… The cover is gorgeous 😉

Add it to your shelves Goodreads & Amazon

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Book Review: Lake Of Fire (Apostates Book #3) by Lars Teeney

My Review is up at Heena’s Blog 😀

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Author: Lars Teeney
Release Date: 1st July 2016
Genre: Science-Fiction, Dystopian
Edition: E-book
Pages: 250
Publisher: Xcism Press

Rating: ★★★★★

Blurb:

Archon Greta Sanchez and Strategos Evan Nubia struggle to hold together the Manhattan Union, amid Acolyte Possession Attacks, factional strife, and Database cartel crimes, while Sister Consuela Grajales tries to provide spiritual guidance to the people after she has renounced violence. But, when the Acolyte Possessions threaten all of their families directly the former Apostates consult Simon Schrubb about this mysterious threat. Simon Schrubb directs them to seek out Paradise, a hypothetical super backup server that just may hold the key to the Acolytes. And so, they set off in an armored convoy across the radioactive city ruins and dead tree littered wastelands on their perilous quest.
Little do the Apostates know that Apedemak Nubia and his Nubian Braves fight for control of their home, Sulfur Springs, which…

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The 2016/2017 Tag

The 2016/2017 Tag, Coffee n' Notes

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a nice day 🙂

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Tag. I remember that they used to be everywhere in the blogging community, but now… They are a rare thing. I used to love doing them and reading them, they were always such a fun idea and I am so happy I’ve been tagged to this tag (even if I’m 4 months late, lol, sorry).

I was tagged by the lovely Karen from Confetti and Curves. thank you, hun 🙂 If you don’t know who this wonderful person is or her blog, go check her out and say hello, she is such a great friend and her posts always makes me happy, you’ll love her 😀

Rest for a minute, sit back and enjoy this lovely tag 😉

Describe your 2016 in 3 words

Hectic, Stressful and productive.

Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016.

My husband, always by my side, no matter what ❤

My mom, she is my teacher of life.

I have to put my best friend here as well, as she is my inspiration.

Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much?

Rome, Italy. Omg, it was amazing. From the beautiful building everywhere, the gorgeous fountains and the coliseum (wow). I could see myself just sitting there and writing, painting and read all day long. Rome may be overcrowded but it’s also amazing and inspiring.

Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016

I have to say… Italian Pizza from Rome (gluten free of course). It was amazing and the first in a very long time that I even ate pizza, which is my favorite food ever.

Write the event which marked you most in 2016.

I have three.

  1. My mom went to a new nursing home, and that changed my life completely.
  2. My hubby started a diet and he is such an inspiration of strength and will power.
  3. My mom was diagnosed with Lung Cancer.

Write the finest purchase you’ve made in 2016, and if you want to link a photo.

Sorry, I can’t think of single one. Didn’t buy many things that year.

Write 3 good intentions for 2017

1. Work hard on my goals. Publishing my work is very important to me.

2. Lose weight, so that my body will be stronger and healthier.

3. “Spend as much quality time with my family as possible – they come first and foremost!” I can’t agree more with Karen on this. This is so important to me, more so this year than ever.

Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017

This year I would love not to travel at all, lol. I know it sounds weird, but I really want to stay at home and rest, as this is a rare thing for me.

Write 1 plate of food you’d like to eat in 2017.

Gluten Free + Vegan Pizza 😀 I’ve accomplished this and it was amazing, but I still want more 😀

Wow, this tag went by fast ❤

It was so fun doing it and reading other’s answers, loved doing this tag.

Here are the tag rules:

1. Mention the creator of the TAG.

2. Use the image that you find in this article.

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3. Mention the blogger who has chosen you.

4. Answer the questions.

5. Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.

And the nominations are….

YOU!

So I like breaking the rules as you see, lol, but I want to tag everyone I know and love from here and that would be so many people, lol. So… I am really tagging you! If you read this know that you are tagged 😀 Feel free to accept or decline the tag as you will, but I would love to see your answers (even in the comments below) 😉

A huge Thank You to the lovely Karen for nominating me for this tag, it was so much fun and I think I’ve missed tags more than I thought, lol.

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Cover Reveal of A Time to Die (The Legend of Carter Gabel #3)

Hello everyone, today is a very special day for Jonas Lee. as it is the Cover Release Day of A Time to Die Book. This is the last book in this series so if you haven’t read the first book (and the second), go to his AMAZON and order yourself a copy while we all wait for the third and final book to come out.

Book Blurb

Carter Gabel saved his own life, and rescued his city from destruction. But, after the Pirates forced him into hiding, he spent years holed up in Crighton, city of ghosts.  Just as he thinks the world has forgotten him, a knock on the door interrupts his life and as he opens it, his next journey begins. An unexpected foe waits for him at the end to challenge everything he knows and all that his future holds. What must Carter do to survive? And what does he sacrifice to become a legend?

Book Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jonas-Lee…. ( You can Pre-Order it now! for only 0.99$)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32707580

 

Jonas Lee

Author Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonasleeauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8417690.Jonas_Lee

Amazon Profile https://amazon.com/Jonas-Lee

Website: http://JLFiction.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorJonasLee

Instagram: @Author_Jonas_Lee

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqDnFzimPFwGl1pE3ft8vKg

Also, if you have a WordPress account, a blog, or other social media, he’d appreciate a quick reblog or share! Thank you for your support. If you are sharing the cover image on Instagram please use the #ATimetoDie and #TheLegendofCarterGabel hashtags so Jonas can see your shares better.

As alway, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Book Tag

Book Tag, Coffee n' Notes

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing okay and are having a nice (and productive) day ❤

Today I had a really great day. I was very productive and overall had a nice mood. I managed to sleep a lot and wake up late, I organized the house and finally organized and cleaned my writing desk (yay). Just before I started cooking a yummy dinner, I wrote for a bit (1.5 chapters) 😀

I was nominated by the wonderful author Heena Rathore and if by any chance you don’t know her or her blog, after finishing reading this post go pay her a visit. I am sure you’ll love all her writing advice, her book reviews and her great book that is about to get publish 😀

This will be a long one, so go grab a cup of tea (or other yummy drink), I’ll wait for ya, as you snuggle up on the couch 😉

Okay, let’s start…

What book has been on your shelf the longest?

Wow, this question is so hard. You see both and hubby had books even before we’ve met, and now his book are mine, lol (no… and mine are his). So, to answer this question, I will list the oldest book from our bookshelves 🙂

This book is the Azure Bonds (book 1) from the Forgotten Realms. Hubby bought this book 24 years ago.

Mine is… Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen, I bought it 20 years ago.

What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?

Currently, I’m reading Caraval By Stephanie Garber and Bindings & Spines By R.M. Ridley.

My last read was, Lake of Fire (The Apostates #3) & New Megiddo Rising (The Apostates 0.5) By Lars Teeney 🙂

My next read is going to be, The Shackled Scribes By Lars Teeney and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8) By J.K. Rowling.

What book did everyone like but you hated?

Allegiant By Veronica Roth. I remember that while I was reading this book, everyone loved it, but I was very disappointed with this book (the ending was… omg).

What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but you probably won’t?

I really don’t own a book that I will not read. I always buy a book that I know, I’ll love.

What book are you saving for retirement?

I don’t have “this” kind of a book. I love reading and re-reading my books and I don’t think anyone should wait for retirement, in order to read a book 😀

Last page: Read it first or save until the end?

I never read the end first. I will browse the inside of a book to see if I like the writing style, but I will never read the end.

Acknowledgment: Waste of paper and ink or interesting aside?

I love reading the acknowledgments in books. I think it’s mostly because I’m a writer myself, but I also think it will connect you with the author better.

Which book character would you switch places with?

Sorry, I don’t have a good answer here, but I love my life and I’m married to a wonderful husband, can’t think of life somewhere else. But if I can keep the people in my life but just be another person… I would say, Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. I love her ambition, her strength, her great abilities and she is gorgeous 😉

Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life?

Rapunzel, lol.

Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

I have a book full of sarcastic jokes that a friend once let me borrow, and sadly (sorry not so sorry, lol) I never gave it back to her. It was not on purpose, I just got married at the time, I was also very ill after that and I just forgot about it, but I am very happy to have this book on my bookshelves.

Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?

Yes. I have, a few times 😀

Which book has been with you most places?

Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen. this book used to be in my bag all the time, no matter where I go. Now I have it as well, but in my Kindle App, lol, along with other 576 books 😉

Any required reading that you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

No. I loved reading even Crime and Punishment ByFyodorr Dostoyevsky when others hated reading that book a lot.

Used or brand new?

Only new books. I know people see used book as somewhat romantic, but I really hate used books. All I can think about is people reading books in the toilet (gross).

Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

Yes, I read them all.

Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?

Yeah, the Divergent Series By Veronica Roth.

Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?

None that I can think of.

Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

I don’t have a person that I take advice on books, but I do like going on Goodreads and see what people say. I like reading the 3 stars reviews and below first. I also love watching youtube on books.

Is there a book outside your comfort zone you ended up loving?

None so far.

Wow, we’ve reached the end. This was a hard tag to do, but so much fun, you should really try it. Thank you so much, Heena for tagging me and thank you all for reading until the end ❤ I will not tag anyone, but if anyone wants to do this tag then consider yourself tagged.

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Missed Home

Home Sweet Home

Hello everyone, I hope you’ll all having a nice day ❤

I am so happy to write this blog post and share with you, my daily plans. I know it sounds weird, but I’ve missed my home so much these past few months and now that I have two whole days at home, the feeling is amazing and I want to share them with you 😀

Today I didn’t do the much-needed house chores, instead, I’ve slept a lot and did some work. I wrote 3.5 chapters (my goal was 4, but it’s okay) and I edited 5 pages (my goal was to edit 4, so yay). Overall I think I did okay 😀 And I am very happy with this day. I am still working at a slow pace, enjoying my time and resting a lot. After the hospital and me being sick for a week now, I guess I’m taking this time to take care of myself and regroup, I love every moment of it.

My plans for tomorrow is to wake up early with hubby and start my day with some writing and editing, do the important calls I needed to do today but forgot, lol, and do some house chores, because our home looks like it could use some loving.

That is all for this post, I’ve tried to keep it sweet and short, what are your plans for tomorrow?

My current read: Caraval By Stephanie Garber and so far it’s… Amazing!

Thank you so much for reading ❤

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