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3/2/15

OLIVER AND JUMPY books 7-9 by Werner Stejskal



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OLIVER AND JUMPY
Stories 7-9
Third Book in Series
by
Werner Stejskal


INTRO
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These illustrated cat stories are all about “Oliver and Jumpy”, who are best of friends and experience many adventures together. Oliver is an elegant black tomcat, who is full of himself. As a matter of fact he says: “I love myself!” quite often. Naughty, isn’t he? But his best friend Jumpy, a kangaroo lady, is aware that it is only a front! Oliver has a soft heart and will always want to help others. The great thing is Jumpy’s pouch, which Oliver loves to ride in! He calls her his kangaroo taxi! These little bedtime stories with their lovely illustrations are great for small kids. A parent can read the text and tell the child in his own words. These animal stories have sufficient text to keep early readers happy and provide some educational value. Depending on your device, there is pop-up text (at Amazon) or audio available. Several talented illustrators are essential to bring these children's stories to you in quick succession. Love you all! Meow! Check out the Free INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES to see how beautiful the illustrations are! Story 7: Winterland - Fun in the snow. Story 8: Baby Oliver - Yes, Oliver has been a baby too! Story 9: Egging – Watch what hatches from a big egg.

Product Details

  • File Size: 14805 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Publisher: Werner Stejskal (October 28, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LMKWMA8
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REVIEW  
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 Werner Stejskal has done it again with "Oliver and Jumpy"'
He has written three brand new stories about Oliver, the cat.

FIRST STORY:
"Winterland"
"Winterland" is all about finding out what snow is.  Oliver and his buddies are having fun building a snowman.  Jumpy, who is a Kangaroo lady, is the biggest of the bunch of friends rolled the three big balls so that the snowman would be able to stand upright.  They needed a nose for the snowman and thought a carrot would be just right.

SECOND STORY:
"Baby Oliver"
He is playing with his brothers and sisters while his mother is trying to teach them about the good life of a cat, kind of like learning to cross a road safely. She also teaches them to look up to the sky for any predators.  Other things he finds out about is water and not to play with snakes.

THIRD STORY:
"Egging"

Oliver and his friends are  are each given an egg. They need to help hatch the various animals.  Oliver had no idea what his egg would hatch out to be.  After two weeks of keeping it warm, he is totally surprised when it hatches.
Children and those young at heart will love these three wonderful stories that have a lesson behind each one.  The author wrote an enjoyable, good, well written book with lovely illustrations to go with each story.  A wonderful book with lessons to be learned.  The author wrote the book so that little one's attention will be kept.  We all know, little one's attention span is short but this book keeps them interested and their eyes big.Wonderful!

I was given a complimentary copy of OLIVER AND JUMPY Books 7-9 from the author, Werner Stejskal for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 SNOWMEN.

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AUTHOR
Werner StejskalBorn in Vienna, Austria, Werner is now living in the paradise of Perth, Australia with his wife, two married children and three grandchildren. He worked many years in the printing industry and later for the United Nations in Vienna. His wife had been a pen-friend, whom Werner visited in Hong Kong and finally got married to. After an eventful life, now retired, he began to write children's stories, had them illustrated through Odesk, narrated them himself for YouTube and finally published the ebooks on most platforms. Eventually there will be 17 books with three stories each in English, before being translated into several other languages. Werner's dream is to see "Oliver and Jumpy" animated as a TV series.

There are lots of fairy tales and bedtime stories around and many of them quite violent. This made Werner decide to write something different. On a flight from Europe to Australia he watched the movie Magic on Belle Island with Morgan Freeman, where Freeman teaches a little girl to have imagination and write her first story. This inspired Werner as well and the first stories with his two characters Oliver, the elegant tomcat, and Jumpy, his kangaroo lady friend, made their appearance.
Some very capable illustrators have helped to create this picture book series. Currently seven illustrated ebooks with three stories each are available on most platforms. The first book called "Oliver and Jumpy, Stories 1-3" is available free of charge for a limited time. Please download and review. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks! 

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ADMIT TO MAYHEIM by D.J.Adamson


4 STARS
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ADMIT TO MAYHEIM
A Lillian Dove Mystery
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D.J. Adamson

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Title: Admit to Mayhem
Author: D.J. Adamson
Publisher: Horatio Press
Pages: 286
Genre: Mystery/Amateur Sleuth
Format: Paperback/Kindle
With a contrary attitude and an addiction for independence, Lillian Dove admits she has not been a success in life. In fact, she considers failing as one of her addictions. Yet, when she comes across a suspicious house fire with a history of arson and murder, she instinctively attempts to help someone trapped. Lillian becomes the only possible eyewitness to criminal arson, and her life begins to spiral out of control.
Lillian Dove is an endearing “everywoman” struggling with life issues, emotional complexities and a habit of doing just the opposite of what she’s told to do. These qualities in a heroine give the reader an ability to vicariously struggle along with the protagonist in this intriguing Midwest Noir mystery.

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DJ AdamsonD. J. Adamson is an award-winning author. Her family roots grow deep in the Midwest and it is here she sets much of her work. She juggles her time between her own desk and teaching writing to others at two Los Angeles area colleges. Along with her husband and two Welsh Terriers, she makes her home in Southern California.
Her latest book is the mystery, amateur sleuth, Admit to Mayhem.
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  • Lillian Dove is a recovering alcoholic.  She has problems.  Her mother is very difficult.   She either has a nonexistent or messed up sex life. She's just
  • lost her job which was a part time job answering phones the Fryville Police Department.  Now she only has the job at the liquor store to support herself.   If this isn't enough bad luck, she discovers a house on fire and she believes she sees someone inside.  She gets burned and has smoke inhalation when she tries to save the person. No one believes her that there was someone in the house..  The author has you feeling Lillian Dove's desperation and as you read the book you get involved in her trying to prove there was someone in the house.
  • The author writes believable and well written characters.  They are people you have met at the grocery story or the department store. In Fryville, gossip goes a mile a minute, never a dull moment.  Somehow everybody knows more about what is happening to you than you do.Will the secrets that start to emerge bring Lillian a solution or possible death? You can't help but like Lillian.  As the pages turn you follow Lillian as she struggles to do what is right for once in her life.

     
  • I was given a complimentary copy of ADMIT TO MAYHEIM from the author, D.J. Adamson and Pump Up Your Book for my view of the book.
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  • I would give this book 4 STARS.





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Thursday, March 5, Character Interview at Pimp That Character!
Friday, March 6, Book Featured at Confessions of a Reader
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3/1/15

FORBIDDEN by Mike Wells





5 STARS



FORBIDDEN

A Novel of Love and Betrayal
Forbidden Romantic Thriller Series 

Books 1,2 and 3
by
Mike Wells
Devika Fernando

INTRO
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When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. Not only is she welcomed into a family that she never knew, but she is thrust headlong into the highest strata of European society. Nothing is too grand in the fairy tale lives of the super-rich--the spectacular seaside villas, the sleek, chauffeured limousines, the outrageously expensive designer clothes. When Jayne plays her part and learns to fit into this new world, she meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed...and she ultimately finds herself confronting an evil that truly has no limits.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1908 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Publisher: For Readers of J.D. Robb, Sidney Sheldon, Nora Roberts, Melinda Leigh Publishing Company (February 6, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TBGU4W8
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AUTHOR
Mike Wells's writing has not disappointed me, and I have read a lot of his novels. He writes with such imagery and excellent emotional tension. I was really excited when I got the chance to read the books.


REVIEW
Don't you sometimes wonder if some people are just plain EVIL?  Born that way? Greed and ambition can make a person do terrible things, even to their family.  They will kill, maim and sacrifice family, even little children.  All for that satisfaction of greed and evil.Maybe some people can change but as time goes on, it becomes less and less a chance for change.  It only becomes worse. This book is a cross between the rich establishment and a fairytale family reunion that comes undone.  This happens as the reader goes through the fast paced present and  what happened in the evil and destructive back story.  The story is a fast paced read that rips at your heart.  The reader just wants an answer, but how can that be when you are dealing with evil?   Don't stop at Book One. You will want to read the entire story all the way through Book 3.  A total page turner that grips at your heart strings.

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"I'd rather be dead than poor."

Character development is one of Mr. Wells talent. As we read, the female characters become stronger and their personalities grow and become better.  Jayne seemed to always be one step ahead when needed.  As she became true with herself, she became stronger.Celeste was a surprise.  She seemed a bit one sided and didn't seem to have much substance to her.  The more you read, the more you see her as a strong, well rounded character.She is a very complex character. Eleanor was the fun character which evened out the other characters.Let's put the women aside and look at Robert.  Oh My!  He is well educated, handsome, an outdoors man, rich and a real gentleman.  He works hard for his father's business, and always looks at what others have to say.From page one you can't stop turning the pages.  The pace never slowed.  Can't wait to read another book by Mike Wells.   Simply makes your heart beat hard.  The ending will really surprise you but you will be happy with it.  Romance is at the core of the ending.

I received a complimentary copy of FORBIDDEN from the author, Mike Wells and Devika Fernando for my view of the  book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

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THE GNOMES OF THE NIGHT by Itzik Klein











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 THE GNOMES OF THE NIGHT
by
Itzik Klein
Fanny Liem, Illustrator




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INTRO
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Book Description

December 8, 2014 2 - 9 P - 3

Picking up his mess is just too much for Ryan.

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Between brushing his teeth, taking a shower, and being a kid, Ryan can't be bothered with another chore.

That is until his dad warns him about the Night Gnomes, who snatch up misplaced items and may claim them as their own.

At first, Ryan doesn't listen, but when his discarded shoes go missing, he has no choice but to use his secret detective skills and so he braves the night in search of the mysterious gnomes. What he finds, though, is even more than he bargained for.
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In this wonderfully illustrated children’s book, funny, rhyming story, with great children book characters, young Ryan shares a few laughs with his Dad while he unravels this mystery.

✿ This story is great as a read aloud book or for beginner readers. could be one of the funniest books for kids 9 to 12 which can be read as one of the original books for kids 4-8 years old in their family.
✿ Try the Audio sample here: http://smarturl.it/gnomes-audio-sample.
✿ This book will be great in a kids bookcase, Use the "Look inside" to preview more of the pages.

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  • File Size: 14691 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Eye Level Stories (December 8, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QSOA2SC

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There is nothing in the world that Itzik loves more than spending time with his family. Whether they are reading books, watching movies, listening to music, or just talking and learning from each other, there is no more cherished time of day than when he is surrounded by his wife and three kids. Because of his love for his children, and in order to help other people share quality time with their families, he finally decided to shirk his 9 to 5--more often 9 to 9—job and dust off his writing gloves in the hope that many more families will be able to connect in the same way that his now can.

REVIEW
As most of us know, children aren't good at putting away their clothes and toys. The author wrote a cute and fun little story of not understanding the importance of putting away your things.  It doesn't matter if it's cleaning up after supper or putting away your clothes when you go to bed..  The author puts in a lesson that the little boy's daddy is trying to teach him.  He tells his son that the Gnomes of the Night will take everything away if the things aren't put away properly.  But Daddy doesn't realize how clever Ryan is.  He tries to outsmart his daddy.   Will Ryan learn a valuable lesson by the end of the story.?  
 The illustrations done by Fanny Liem put realism to the characters.  The colors are bright so that they catch the readers eye quickly.  The author tells his story in rhyme which seems to be quite a job to make some of the the rhymes come out right.  The book was just charming with a valuable lesson to be learned.   Wonderful!


I received a complimentary copy of THE GNOMES OF THE NIGHT from the author , Itzik Klein for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 BALLS.

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2/28/15

TRIANIUM BATTERY CASE FOR iPHONE 6 PLUS from Ultraproof




5 stars


iPhone 6 Plus Battery Case , Trianium Atomic S iPhone 6 Plus Battery Case (5.5 Inches) [Black/Black] - MFI Apple Certified 4000mAh Portable Charger External Rechargeable Protective iPhone 6 Plus Charger Case / iPhone 6 Plus Charging Case Extended iPhone Charger Backup Power Bank Battery Pack Cover Case Fit with Any Version of Apple iPhone 6 Plus 5.5" 2014 (a.k.a iPhone 6 Plus Battery Pack / iPhone 6 Plus Power Case / iPhone 6 Plus USB Juice Bank / iPhone 6 Battery Charger / iPhone 6 Plus Cases )



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  • Featuring sync-through technology that you can sync your iPhone to a computer without having to take the battery case off. Simultaneously charge your iPhone and battery case together with the included microUSB cable. The case deploys microUSB input to lightning 8pin output to save you $100+ on keeping multiple apple cables.
  • The resilient design of the Trianium Atomic S iPhone Charger features LED battery level indicator that lets you know exactly how much power you have; and a softer side that safely holds your iPhone while providing easy access to all buttons and ports.
  • Trianium iPhone 6 Plus Battery Case works with iOS8 and all future updates; One year limited warranty by Trianium to ensure our products work the way you need them to.
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    • Size (LWH): 6.5 inches, 3 inches, 0.7 inches
    • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 24 hours
    • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 400 hours
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  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00R72NQM8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,111 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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    Trianium Ultra Slim External Protective Portable Charger Battery Case Power Pack is designed for your Apple iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inches) 2014 Release.
    Go Further With Trianium - Protection and Power
    Experience your iPhone 6 Plus in a whole new way. The best part of the Trianium Atomic S iPhone Charger provides your iPhone 6 Plus with premium protection against the wear and tear of everyday living, while it is still keep its minimal form factor. With its light-weight, simplest bumper design, the Atomic S does an outstanding job to extend your time to rock, talk, and protect your iPhone 6 Plus.

    Maximize Your Mobile Experience
    This durable, ultra-slim case enclosed a maximum capacity 4000mAh battery core, with the ability to double the lifespan of your iPhone 6 Plus battery life for some series extra hours. The Trianium Atomic S has fully functional set of features including LED power level indicators so you can check power remaining at any time, and pass through syncing so that you don't need to remove the battery to sync with iTunes.

    Specifications
    Battery type: Li-polymer
    Capacity: 3.7V/4000mAh
    Input: 5V / 1A (Max)
    Output: 5V / 1A

    Box Content
    1 x iPhone 6 Plus Battery Case
    1 x microUSB Charging Cable
    1 x Headphone Extension Adaptor
    1 x User Manual
  • REVIEW
  •  The case does a wonderful job of protecting your phone.  I have found that Trianium has always come through.  Good customer service with a full product backing.  Although Trianium is a little high on the price side it's worth it since it does just what it claims to do.
  • The charge will last more than a full day's use.  Fast and very reliable.You can't get away from the size, it definitely isn't small but it does what it claims.I liked the LED indicator light which tells you how much power is left, letting you know if you should charge or not.  Wonderful feature.I would recommend this case to anyone who has an iPhone 6 Plus.You won't be disappointed.
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  • I would give this item 5 STARS.
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SILLY SOCKS by Sandra Novello


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SILLY SOCKS
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Sandra Novello 
 


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 INTRO
Suzie has a dilemma on her hands when she has a look in her sock drawer. All of her socks have disappeared and she decides to go and find out where they could all be? Follow Suzie through her story as she discovers her socks are having fun hiding from her. 

ebook, 24 pages
Published November 17th 2014 by Xlibris
ISBN13
9781499026573
edition language
English




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 This is such a sweet little story about missing socks.  How many of us mothers have hunted for that one sock that seems to have disappeared? Never to be found.  The little girl in the story is missing her socks.  In this cute story , the little ones can look for the socks as someone reads to them or if they can read, they can look at the same time.  Every text has colorful and very bright illustrations above them.  The socks will be found in rather silly places and are fairly easy to find.  Any young child or child at heart will have lots of fun looking for the missing socks as they read the story. Will the missing socks be found?

I was given a complimentary copy of SILLY SOCKS from the author, Sandra Novello for my view of the book.

I would give this book, SILLY SOCKS a solid 5 SOCKS.
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About the Author

Sandra Novello is a Children's Book writer and Children's eBook author. Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1961 and graduated from the teaching College at Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1982. She taught for several years and later worked as a Casual Relief teacher enjoying the challenge of teaching students in both primary and secondary schools. While teaching at the Casey Grammar School in 2010, she was inspired to write her first book "Clive the Clever Crow" After reading the story and seeing the expression of delight on the children's faces, she decided to continue writing more children's stories.


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CLIVE THE CLEVER CROW by Sandra Novello




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CLIVE THE CLEVER CROW
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Sandra Novello

Clive the Clever Crow.


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"Clive is a very clever crow that has discovered a place where food is very abundant. He waits until there are no children or adults around before flying down.
The children have been wondering who has been eating their food, so Clive decides to write them a letter. Can you guess his favorite food?" 

Product Details

  • File Size: 2268 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Xlibris AU (July 11, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LWUNZPO
 
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Ms. Novello wrote a charming, cute story about a crow.  This crow lives near a school.   This story is very short so it will hold the attention span of the little ones and the young at heart.  The pictures are very colorful and simple so it attracts immediately the eyes of the reader. 
  Most people don't like crows.  They think they are a real pain and scavengers.  Some even believe they are Omens.  Research has shown that crows are extremely intelligent, one of the smarter animals around.Clive put his cleverness to work by writing a note to the local school children and telling them that he was the one who was taking their food.  The children were leaving their food carelessly where Clive could get to it.  Open lunchboxes or picnic tables.  This was a tasty treat compared to the worms, snails and ants he was used to eating.  This story is a charming, fun little read with colorful pictures and humor all written with a simple vocabulary. Clive is rather a scoundrel that taunts the school children that they will never  catch him.  He may be right, crows can be very large, aggressive and quite daring when it comes to stealing food.

 I received a complimentary copy of CLIVE THE CLEVER CROW from the author, Sandra Novello for my view of the book. 

I would give this book 5 RAVENS.
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AUTHOR
Sandra Novello
I was inspired to write this book while I was teaching a class of 6 and 7 year old students. Food was mysteriously disappearing from some of the students lunch boxes day after day and when I discovered what was happening, I decided to pose as the villain and write a letter to the children telling them why some of their food was disappearing from their schoolbags. After reading the letter, the students quickly pointed out a crow flying past their classroom and called out "There's Clive!" 
Born in Melbourne, Australia and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Education in 1982.

While teaching at Casey Grammar in 2010, she was inspired to write her first book titled "Clive the Clever Crow".

Posing as the villain, she wrote a letter to the children telling them why some of their food was disappearing from their schoolbags.

After reading the letter and seeing the expressions of delight on the children's faces and the excitement every time a crow came close to their classroom, she was convinced to turn the letter into a book so other children could also enjoy his cheeky adventure at school.
 
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