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July 25, 2016

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN.....The American West

Once again a great book for children, and adults, to learn and journey 
to another life.  



IF YOU WERE ME 
AND
LIVED IN.....
The American West
Vol 7

by
Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by: Paula Tabor


Product Details


Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in her new series.
Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Viking Europe, and what children int he American West did for him.
If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award winning series did for culture.
So get aboard this time-travel machine and discover t he world through the eyes of a young person just like you. 

  • Series: If You Were Me and Lived in...
  • Paperback: 58 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 18, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1532877846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1532877841

CAROLE P.ROMAN
Award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons and combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.  She has two highly successful series and is launching this new exciting series about civilizations throughout time. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores.  Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

PAULA TABOR
Illustrator, Paula Tabor (www.paulapaint.com)  has won awards of her own in art shows from Florida to Ohio. She's been an illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist - even a balloon twister! She lives in the rural outskirts of Houston, Texas with a beloved and rather large, Lab-mix named Jasper. 

MY REVIEW
I've gotten so I look forward to each and every new book of Ms. Roman's.   The books are entertaining, teaching, illustrations are colorful and go along with each story.  
Roman ends her children’s book, If You Were Me and Lived In … the American West.This is a wonderful way for early elementary school children to learn about different countries and their ways of life.  You don't have to worry about your child reading any bad words since there are never any bad words in Ms. Roman's books.  Some of the words may be advanced but there is a section that helps with pronunciation and meaning.  This is a good way for parent and child to interact and help each other learn.Easy to read with good size print, black on white with colorful illustrations  to go with the story.
This book, Vol. 7, is about the Oregon Trail, 19th century. The reader gets to know what kind of life the people who traveled the trail  was like.  
You get to travel in a  wagon across the trail  and what necessities were taken along,  How they built their homes and the food they ate. This is another great series to start placing on your child's book shelf.  Fun, educational and exciting.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Carole P Roman, in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

I would give this book 5 STARS. 

SUPPOSE - from D.J. ADAMSON

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Mystery/Suspense

SUPPOSE 

"What did he want to know about me?"
"If you were still alive."
 (from back of book)


SUPPOSE

 Inside the Book:

Title: SUPPOSE
Author: D.J. Adamson
Publisher: Horatio Press
Pages: 334
Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Connivers, murder, and the international shipment of drugs unites the local PDs and the Federal Government, and drags Lillian into a hailstorm of manipulation and danger, whereby she is given two choices: Join? Or die trying?

 

 From the Author

       Ten Things Readers KNOW about Lillian BUT DON'T KNOW YET!

  1. Readers know Lillian started drinking heavily when she was twelve-years-old.
  2. She and readers haven't fully realized what may have triggered that self-medication. She's been blaming and guessing most of her life.
  3. Readers know Lillian's admitting she had a problem drinking doesn't lead to sobriety.
  4. Readers have come to realize her addiction to alcohol is a minor problem compared to many of her other challenges.
  5. Readers know Lillian has conflicting emotions when it comes to her mother Dahlia.
  6. What readers don't know is the real reason why!
  7. Readers know Lillian desires love in her life.
  8. But who will Lillian pull to in order to satiate her desire to be loved?
  9. Readers know they need to trust the characters to answer unresolved questions as the series progresses.
  10. Readers can become one of those characters ( name in next Lillian Dove novel) by signing up as a contact on my website for a chance of a free book and name in next novel. Drawing decided 8/30/2016

 

Biography

D. J. Adamson AWARD WINNER, MIDWEST BOOK FESTIVAL 2016. for OUTRE. YA Science Fiction
NOMINATED FOR A CLUE AWARD, OUTRE, SUSPENSE

Adamson, "weaves this suspenseful tale that grabs the reader like the tornado at its core. It starts out slow, like a train leaving the station, then accelerates to a feverish pace, leaving you in a sweat." Craig Faustus Buck



D. J. Adamson reviews books in her newsletter Le Coeur de l'Artiste http://www.djadamson.com/le-coeur-de-lartiste. She is the author of the Lillian Dove Mystery Series and the Suspense Trilogy Deviation, First Book, Outré

Vice President of the Central Coast Sisters in Crime, Membership Director of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles, she is also an active and well-respected member of Mystery Writers of America.

Much of Adamson's work set in Iowa where her family roots grow deep.
She lives in Southern California with her husband and two Welsh Terriers. 
 

 









 REVIEW
 Here comes trouble. What a combination of  mystery, suspense and an inside look of yourself.  There are times that you'll find your self laughing and on the verge of laughter.  Lillian Dove is out to make herself free of a murder. But, first she must set aside the  story that she can't be trusted, that she is an alcoholic on the road to recovery.  The story is fast paced and will grab your attention as you follow Lillian  through a web of twists and turns.  The author leaves you never knowing what will happen on the next page.  At times you'll be tense, at others, almost laughing.  Not every author can combine these together. Ms. Adamson places her characters in a small town setting and the way life is in Frytown. You can picture the scenery and Lillian is like someone you know.   As you turn the pages you may find yourself on the edge of your seat  What would you do if you were under suspicion for a crime you didn't commit? Would you do a fast getaway or would you stay and fight?  The author will take you on a ride and you won't want to get off, at least not until you finish the book.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and PUYB in exchange for my unbiased book review.

I would give this book 5 STARS. 



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July 24, 2016

BOUND TO DIE













 BOUND TO DIE
by
Anna Flowers

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GOODREADS REVIEW 

 MY TAKE:
The shocking true story of Bobby Joe Long, America's Most Savage Serial Killer back in 1984, when it all started, in Tampa, Florida.  The first body was found on Mother's Day, 1984.  Six months later a  ninth body was found. When would it stop?  When would this serial murderer be found?  All young in their late teens and early twenties.  The oldest being 28.  No matter what they did, no matter what their vocation, no one deserved what they got.  NO ONE!   Who was this man or savage, who was finally arrested?  He was eventually sentenced to death for the nine, at least nine, deaths.   He brutally and savagely raped and killed these young women, who had their whole lives ahead of them. Bobby Joe Long, at the time was known as America's Most Savage Serial Killer.  What set this 6 month murder spree off?  Was there even a reason?  What kind of reason would justify the bound, raped and beaten bodies?  If you're faint of heart or just don't want to hear about those in the past that have done horrible crimes, then this book isn't for you.  Lives today are not respected any more than they were years ago.  Actually it's worse. Killing people you don't know, who have never done anything to you, just for the sake of killing.  What have we become?  And Why? When these senseless murders and rapes occur, the victims are not only the deceased or the raped but their family, friends and all the people around them. There are some photos in the book of some of the victims and also of Bobby Joe Long.   You may be interested in the explanation as to why he committed these murders from Long, himself.  Bobby Joe Long sat in prison for around 25 years before the over loaded and bogged down system executed him.  He lived a far longer time than his victims had a chance to. 

We need to be aware, respect our surroundings, quit being so trusting, use our brains and above all, educate your children, especially your daughters.  Try your best to keep them safe.

This is an older book published back in 1995 and written by Anna Flowers.  A newer edition was published in 1999.

I would give this book a 4 STAR rating.



About the Author

Anna Flowers is an award winning author of four true crime books: Blind Fury, Bound to Die, Murder at Wayside Antiques, and Wanton Woman – Sue Logue, Strom Thurmond and the Bloody Logue -Timmerman Feud. She has been a member of Mystery Writers of America for twenty years, where she served as Director of the Florida Chapter, and was a member of the prestigious national committee for selection of Best Novel at the Edgar Alan Poe Awards held annually in New York City. She also served as Cape Canaveral President of the National League of American Pen Women and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She has a son, Dr. Benjamin Brotemarkle, Director of the Florida Historical Society and a daughter, Judge Belle Brotemarkle Schumann. Read more about Anna Flowers at www.annaflowersbooks.com
  • Mass Market Paperback: 281 pages
  • Publisher: Pinnacle (November 5, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786011874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786011872

THE LAST RANCH by Michael McGarrity

THE LAST RANCH
A Novel of the New American West
The American West Trilogy
Book 3 of 3
by
Michael McGarrity

 
 
BOOK DETAILS
(from Night Owl Reviews)
 
  • Number: 9780525953258
  • Release: May 17, 2016
  • Author: Michael McGarrity
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Western, HIST: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult

The grand saga of an American ranching family continues in The Last Ranch, the final, mesmerizing book of New York Times bestseller Michael McGarrity’s gripping and richly authentic American West trilogy. When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the U.S. Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing. Forced off public grazing lands, banned from gathering his cattle on high mountain pastures, and confronted by military police guarding a high security army post on the northern reaches of the range, Matt finds himself at the center of a heavy-handed government land-grab. The reasons behind this surge of secrecy and control become clear when Matt witnesses the boiling, blinding explosion of the first atom bomb at Trinity Site. As he struggles with an aging, stove-up father no longer able to carry a heavy load at the ranch, an ex-convict intent on killing him, and a failing relationship with a woman he dearly loves, Matt must draw upon all his mental and physical resources to keep his world—and the people in it—from collapsing. Following the New York Times bestselling Hard Country and its sequel Backlands, The Last Ranch enthralls with the deeply rich, sometimes heartbreaking Kerney family saga as it steps brilliantly into the mid-twentieth-century world of the new American West.



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REVIEW
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 The setting for this trilogy is the San Andres Mountains.   Matthew  Kerney returns from WWII to try to regain his health from a war injury.  But that won't be his biggest struggle.  The army wants his land.  He has lost control over much of his ranch due to the government and their ways of taking land away. That is just part of Matt's problems.  The women he loves and their relationship is failing.  His father is getting old and can't do much around the ranch any more and someone is trying to kill him.  His world is falling down around him  This trilogy is the story of the Kerney family.  The first book, Hard Country introduces you to the Kerney family and their lives in the mid twentieth century world of the new American West. The sequel is Backlands, and now we have The Last Ranch.  The stories are very detailed with rich descriptions of the landscapes, the characters and their lives.   If you can, go back and read the first novel and on to the second and third.  When you are finished you will want to re-read them. 
 
I received this complimentary book from the author, Michael McGarrity and Night Owl Reviews in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

I would give this book   4 STARS.

BEING LATE


You Can't Be Late
Until
You Show Up ! 

July 23, 2016

Tough Luck Hero by Maisey Yates

Can the golden boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, 
get a second chance at happy-ever-after? 

TOUGH LUCK HERO
A Copper Ridge Novel
Book 6
from
Maisey Yates 


  • Number: 9780373789818
  • Release: June 28, 2016
  • Author: Maisey Yates
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: HQN Books

Ranching heir Colton West knew his wedding would be the talk of the town, but he didn't expect o get left at the altar - or to escape on the next flight to Vegas with Lydia Carpenter, the woman who gets under his skin like no one else.  The only thing crazier than honeymooning with Lydia is waking up married to her. So why does he find himself entertaining his new wife's desire to stay married - and fantasizing about a real wedding night?

 As Copper Ridge's prospective mayor, Lydia can't risk a divorce scandal so close to election time. But pretending to be blissfully in love with her new husband is more confusing than she'd thought. For a man who's always rubbed her the wrong way, Colton suddenly seems to know exactly what to do with his hands. And his lips. Now Lydia's wildest mistake could turn out to be her luckiest move, if they're both willing to take the ultimate gamble…


About the Author

 Maisey Yates

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it's been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn't have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

 MY THOUGHTS
I haven't had the pleasure of reading the first 5 books of this series.  This is book 6 and I would recommend reading the first 5 before this one.   This book can stand alone.   We have ranching heir, Colton, trying with all his might to hold his family together.  I'm not sure if he is succeeding.   I didn't like that Colton was ditched at the altar and on the re-bound was marrying Lydia.  This isn't a good start for any couple.  None the less, they were married.   It wasn't really love.  Was it a physical attraction?   Will Lydia and Colton find that moment when love reveals itself and romance begins?    Lots of romance, humorous moments, heart breaks and yet, a read you can relate to.  The events could very well happen in the reader's life.  Not far fetched at all.  You get the raw side of the characters and yet you get the good down to earth qualities too. The book does give the reader some hot, a little shyness there, romance. The book isn't just about sex, it's about people who learn and grow while learning.  It's about striving to find yourself, the best of yourself and developing on it. I definitely will read the first five books and I sure hope there will be a seventh book.   You're left at the end wanting more.

I received this complimentary book from the author, Maisey Yates and Night Owl Reviews in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

I would give this book 4 STARS.




Rape Is Just A Whisper Away From Murder

An Older Book
Published in 1995




UNFINISHED MURDER
The Capture of a Serial Rapist
by
James Neff

The crimes, capture, and conviction of a serial rapist is based on interviews with survivors, police, psychiatrists, and the rapist himself, in the triumphant story of a group effort to bring a criminal to justice. By the author of Mobbed Up. 



From Publishers Weekly

Between 1983 and 1988, Ronnie Shelton raped at least 30 women in the Cleveland area. Neff (Mobbed Up), a senior editor of Cleveland magazine, discovered, after Shelton's conviction, that he had committed rapes before 1983 and estimates the total number of his victims at nearly 100. In the course of his spree, Shelton was stopped or picked up by the police 15 times for offenses like peeping into windows, but the connection to the rapes was never made. In faulting the police, Neff's chief target is Lt. Lucie Duvall, head of the Sex Crimes Unit. Yet the book is less about the rapist or inept police work than about the phenomenon of 30 victims bonding together to support one another and to testify in court about their experiences. As an outcome of their action, the judge determined that Shelton should never be released and sentenced him to 3198 years in prison. For this vivid and memorable account, the author interviewed survivors, the police and Shelton himself.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

For five years, Ronnie Shelton terrorized Cleveland's West Side in a series of rapes and sexual assaults. His violent tendencies went unchecked for years as he managed to elude capture through a combination of luck, police ineptness, and an overburdened justice system. Neff presents the account of Shelton's crimes, capture, and trial in a crisp text filled with factual detail as well as psychological insight. Shelton was finally stopped as a result of the untiring work of a detective and the victims, who banded together to testify against him. The writing is well organized and skillful, and readers will be appalled not only by Shelton's crimes but by the five-year spell when he fell through the cracks unnoticed and undeterred.
--Christine Moesch, Buffalo & Erie Cty. P.L., N.Y.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.




  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Atria; First Edition edition (April 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671731858
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671731854
 MY THOUGHTS
What drives a person to find pleasure in giving others pain.  Why do they do it?  Perhaps there is no reason.  What this man did to so many, and I mean so many, women was heartbreaking, disgusting  and demeaning.  These women were everyday women, many with jobs, family, boyfriends, husbands.  They did nothing to deserve the fear that they endured, the fear of  being alone, of him coming back to kill them, of even taking a shower or going into the bathroom.  No one should have to live with that kind of fear.   But, these many women did, they suffered, some became recluses, some went about their way in a trance, just to get through the day.  Many lost the intimacy and love with their boyfriends and husbands.  Nothing would ever be the same.  How could it?  Under the pain, the fear and all the emotions that went with it, they rallied together.  They had each other to lean on, rant to, cry together and at times, cheer each other on.  They came together during the trial of Ronnie Shelton, the rapist.  What bravery they showed.  Ronnie Shelton, after many years of raping and terrifying his victims, finally had to pay his dues.  Over three thousand years of prison life.  But that will never take away or diminish what he did.  It will never give those women back what they lost, and they lost a lot.    Imagine what it would be like to wake up with someone over you holding a knife.  His words putting you into utmost fear. "Don't look at me. Do what I say and you won't get hurt...."    What would you do, fight or submit?   What if your little child was in the room and that child was threatened.?  You'd do what you had to do.  Rape is just a whisper away from murder.
Read this book and you will get an insight into these women's lives, before and after the rapes.

I picked this book up at a sale and once I started reading I couldn't put it down.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

TODAY'S QUOTE


Things come to those
who wait,
but on the things
left by those
who hustle. --- 

                -Abraham Lincoln
                 (1809-1865)