Blog Tour Book Review: Hunter No More by GD Tinnams

 
 
 

Title: Hunter No More written G.D. Tinnams
Genre: Sci Fi
Publisher: Mythos Press
Page count: 140
Format: Ebook (read on Microsoft Surface Nook App)
Rating – 4/5

 
 The Hunter Class Spacecraft designated ‘The Amberjack’
disappeared during a routine mission to Seek, Locate and Destroy the enemy
Machine Mind contingent known as ‘The Ochre’. Conclusion: It was either
destroyed by the Ochre or went rogue for reasons unknown. If sighted, approach
with extreme caution.
 
On the planet Borealis, a violent revolution forces
Samantha Marriot and her parents to flee their home for the relative safety of
‘The Rainbow Islands’. Once there, Sam discovers a secret her father has been
keeping from her all her life, a secret that will change everything.
 
Meanwhile, The Machine Mind Hierarchy of Earth
dispatches a ship to rid themselves of the planet’s troublesome human
population. The only hope of a defence lies with a damaged binary Hunter unit
that has long since abandoned both its programming and weaponry.
 
In order for the unit to
succeed it must call upon the aid of an ancient enemy, and prove, once and for
all, that it is a Hunter no more.
 
 
Welcome to my stop on the Hunter No More blog tour! Thank you to GMTA Publishing and G.D. Tunnams for allowing me to participate and review this book!
 
I had been itching for a good Sci-Fi book to read so when I saw that Hunter No More was going on tour I jumped at the opportunity to read it. Hunter No More is exactly what you want in a Sci Fi read complete with a mechanical species threatening the human race, emotional distress, fast paced action and a heart breaking and rather beautiful conclusion. I was riveted from the beginning to end. At 140 pages it is a fast, light and yet satisfying read.
 
While I enjoyed this book and the story enough to give it four stars I really wish it was longer but that’s just selfish of me because I liked the story alot and felt like the action and drama could have gone on awhile longer. I loved the story itself and was really interested in the civil war going on with the humans and the hunters themselves were fascinating to me and their way of thinking about and dealing with humankind. I do like how Josella, at the start of the story seems to be a minor, sort of sidekick type character but ends up being a pretty central focus of the story. I think that was great. I feel like all of the characters, except maybe Anna and Skylar each were equally important (at least perspective wise) to the story. I love books that are written from multiple perspectives, I always like to see the differences in the story as it occurs character to character. This book was no exception to that, I really enjoyed the delivery. One thing I loved about this story is that it never stops with the action and I love my Sci Fi reads to just be full of gut punch action where you can feel the adrenaline pumping almost like you are experiencing it for yourself. Hunter No More was like that for me.
 
The ending to this book was rather stunning…surprising to me and sad. In a good way. I rather enjoyed reading this book and I think that Sci Fi fans in need of a light read would enjoy it too! I really dig the cover as well!!
 
 
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G.D. Tinnams has worked as a barman, a call centre
operator, an IT support analyst, and a software tester. But during all this
time he was also an insatiable reader of science fiction and fantasy books like
Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising Sequence, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game,
Robert Charles Wilson’s Blind Lake and Greg Egan’s Permutation City. He is very
fond of weird, mind-bending stories and decided quite early on to try writing
some. ‘Surface Tension’ is his second novel.
 
 

Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway: Smorgasbord by Jagjiwan Sohal

Smorgasbord PicTitle: Smorgasbord written by Jagjiwan Sohal
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult Comedy Horror
Publisher: Mythos Press (Imprint of GMTA Publishing)
Page count: 179
Format: Ebook (read on Kindle app for Microsoft Surface)
Released: March 2014
Rating – 5/5

When Anna Lopez’s zombie attack video goes viral, no one could believe that the high school cheerleader had taken a bite out of the undead monster – and liked it! Now nothing will ever be the same for supernatural beings…because humans have discovered they taste freakin’ DELICIOUS!

 

And when a zombie boy gets in the crosshairs of a gang of hungry-human hunters, Julie, a young vampire loner, jumps in for the rescue. But now Julie’s got more than she bargained because taking care of a rambunctious undead creature who only knows one word (“brains”) is NOT easy. And when Julie and her zombie pal stumble upon on a crazed soccer mom, they find themselves on the run from a trigger-happy family who want nothing more than to grill them up for a neighborhood barbecue bash!

I knew I had to read this book when I caught a glimpse of the cover. It just looks like it would be a fun book to read (who doesn’t love a good zombie story?) and I’ve been trying to hunt down books that my ten year old niece may enjoy as well.

Smorgasbord is a totally unique spin on what could happen if the Zombie Apocalypse were to occur that features a zombie apocalypse gone wrong. Instead of the traditional uber scary, uber panic driven zombie attack on mankind, this story presents us with a zombie apocalypse in which, through an accidental bite, humans discover that zombies (along with other paranormal creatures) are fingerlickin’ good. It is the zombie apocalypse gone awry where humans are now doing the hunting while zombies and other paranormal creatures are doing the running.

The story is original and fresh in a market that seems at times a bit oversaturated with zombie novels, but Smorgasbord is not your “run of the mill” zombie story, it is a fresh of breath air. I couldn’t put this book down it was so fun to read. Lately I’ve been reading some pretty serious books so it was great to take a break from that and just go on a fun ride that suprisingly had me rooting for the paranormal creatures instead of the humans.

It had sort of a Shaun of the Dead type of humor vibe for me, except our protagonists are from the other team, which was great and it’s a story that is suitable for older kids and teens as well. I enjoyed it as an adult and it actually made me seriously think about how mankind might react to zombies and paranormal creatures if we somehow gained the upper hand…would we find a way to exploit them?

I hope to read more from this author in the future as I really enjoyed his style of writing, the dialogue he created, and the characters he created.

If you like zombie themed books or are looking for a  light, fun read where you might find yourself siding with the zombies and not the humans…Smorgasbord may be just the book for you! I have twenty copies to give away for free so leave a comment and let me know you are interested!

I’d like to thank GMTA Publishing and the author for allowing me to read and review this book!!

Also check out this rad playlist for the book! I love it!

photo 1About the Author

Born and raised near Toronto, Canada, Jagjiwan Sohal works in the Canadian film and TV industry as an up-and-coming screenwriter and producer. His short stories have been published by The Horror Zine, Scribal Tales and Hello Horror. Smorgasbord is his first novel.

 

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Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway – Six Million Accusers: Catching Adolf Eichmann by D. Lawrence-Young

Six Million AccusersTitle: Six Million Accusers: Catching Adolf Eichmann written by D. Lawrence-Young
Genre: Historical Fiction/World War II
Publisher: Enigma Press (Imprint of GMTA Publishing)
Page count: 245
Format: Ebook (read on Kindle app for Microsoft Surface)
Released: May 2014
Rating – 5/5

Six Million Accusers” is a historical novel reliving the hunt for, and capture of one of history’s most evil criminals – a leading Nazi named Adolf Eichmann.

 

Having disappeared after WWII, members of an Israeli organization search the world for Eichmann, hoping to one day capture one of the men responsible for brutally massacring millions of Jews, and others. Following any tip possible, eventually they discover a Jewish father and daughter who swear Eichmann quietly lives in their community, under a new name. The search for Eichmann ramps up, and the agents begin to fervently believe they have found their man.

 

As they get closer and closer, a plan must also be created to capture Eichmann, and secretly transport the villain back to Israel. Is it really Eichmann? And if so, what complications may arise that might destroy their plans to have this notorious Nazi held responsible for his crimes?

 

“Six Million Accusers” is based on historic detail, and David Lawrence- Young does an excellent job reliving the hunt for, and capture of Adolf Eichmann. Well written and easy to read, “Six Million Accusers” should be a staple of the educational discussion of WWII and the aftermath.

 

~~D. Bettenson

Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Six Million Accusers: Catching Adolf Eichmann. I’d like to say thank you to both D. Lawrence-Young and GMTA Publishing for giving me the honor of reading and reviewing this awesome book!

Six Million Accusers is a historical fiction novel based on the historical facts surrounding the mission to capture Adolf Eichmann, a high ranking Nazi responsible for the death of six million innocent Jews during World War II. It is the story of bringing him to justice after years of his evading it. Although the narrative is fiction, it reads like a first hand account of the activities leading to and after the capture of Eichmann.

This was an emotional read for me, as is pretty much every book I’ve read so far that has dealt with the subject of the Holocaust. I found myself in tears multiple times throughout my reading of this book. This is the first book I have read from D. Lawrence Young and I will be reading more…he has written this story so beautifully that I felt like I was actually there witnessing these events and looking into the eyes of one of history’s most terrible men.

I definitely learned a lot from reading this book. Although I had read about Adolf Eichmann before and knew a little bit about his relationship to Hitler and the Holocaust, prior to reading this book I hadn’t really known any specific details or the breadth of his involvement.

I am so glad that I was able to read this book and have the opportunity to share it with you today, I think that anyone can enjoy this book and be touched by it. It reminded me of the many failures and successes of our human history, the fragile nature of all of our lives and the fact that even if it takes awhile, good always conquers evil. Six Million Accusers is an interesting, powerful, fast paced, and beautifully written book that you will not want to put down. Read this book! I have 20 ebook copies of this book to give away, please leave a comment to get your copy, come back and share your thoughts with me!

Happy Reading everyone!

 

D Lawrence YoungAbout the Author

 

D. Lawrence-Young takes the often pompous and frequently silly “Shakespeare Authorship Controversy” and turns it into a fast-paced page-turning detective story. All the nooks and crannies of rival candidates and claims are traversed in interesting locations and often funny encounters. The SAC has got under the Shakespeare-loving and teaching David Young’s skin and he has turned this irritant into a pleasure to read and from which there is much to learn.

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Spotlight on: Keith Rommel’s “Thanatology series”

three-book-graphicHello!! I wanted to take the time between reviews to do a spotlight on Keith Rommel’s “Thanatology series” which is, as you can see, becoming a motion picture! Exciting stuff! I haven’t read the books myself but this series is definitely on my TBR list for reading in what is remaining of this year. Has anyone read it yet? It sounds intriguing and dark…definitely interesting!

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.  Sunbury Press has released Keith Rommel’s 3rd installment of the Thanatology series  The Sinful Man

SM_FC no maskAbout the Book:

Headaches. Hunger. Pain.

Leo needs something . . . his stomach growls, but it can wait. That’s not hunger he must feed. He has to get to his next high, but without money he knows he can’t buy what he needs to sate the voice inside telling him to get more, get more.

Voices. Visions. Addiction.

No luck asking his father. His mother is in no position to help. After failing to steal the money he desperately needs, Leo must appeal to his dealer, the dangerous and infamous Saint Nick—despite the inevitable beating he’ll take for showing up empty-handed. Still, anything to keep the voices and flashbacks at bay . . .

Demons. Addiction. Death.

Leo soon learns that everything has a price—not just money for drugs, but that every choice he makes has a repercussion. Suddenly caught between a world where he can see the sins of his past and a new consciousness that he doesn’t fully understand, Leo finds himself not only chasing the dragon, but being chased by demons of a whole different kind. He must learn the finality of being past hope—all while reliving his missed opportunities for second chances—and truly come to understand that he is responsible for his own undoing before he runs out of time. After a lifetime of bad choices, this Sinful Man discovers the consequences to his actions and the mortal responsibility of exercising free will.

What others are saying:

“Downright chilling. Rommel has woven another nightmare that will haunt your days and nights!” — Hunter Shea, author of The Montauk Monster and The Waiting
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“Reading late into the night, this had me wanting more… and dreading it.” — Catherine Jordan, author of 
Seeking Samiel
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From the very beginning of 
The Sinful Man, Keith Rommel grabs the reader by the throat and catapults him into a world where the reader’s own pounding heart screams that nowhere is safe. –Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Dead Kill – Book 1 – The Ridge of Death

The Sinful Man

Authored by Keith Rommel

List Price: $14.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
176 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062654
ISBN-10: 1620062658
BISAC: Fiction / Psychological

Also available on Kindle & Nook

For more information, please see:

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Sinful-Man-978162006…

The rest of the Thanatology Series:

Book 1  The Cursed Man — soon to be a major motion picture:

Cursed Man pubThe Cursed Man, by Keith Rommel, tells the story of Alister Kunkle, a patient at Sunnyside Capable Care Mental Institution. Alister has been in seclusion for the last 25 years, having no contact with the staff or the outside world. The reason for this is that anyone who communicates with Alister dies within the day, for he is the Cursed Man and Death takes a professional interest in those unlucky enough to cross his path.

Believing him simply deranged, Dr Anna Lee, an up-and-coming young psychiatrist, has come to cure Alister. She is warned about Alister’s past and is shown evidence of previous encounters made by the skeptical or unbelieving, all of whom died, sometimes horribly. Regardless of the stories, Anna will not be dissuaded and is reluctantly allowed access to Alister. All assume her fate is sealed, but when she returns unharmed the next day, we also start to wonder about the stories.

So begins an enthralling narrative told in the past and the present as Anna attempts to learn why Alister believes he is cursed, while at the same time trying to convince him the events were not real and that in fact he is merely ill and so can be cured. Is Alister truly followed by death or is he simply mentally ill? The Cursed Man is an extremely well-written suspense horror story… I enjoyed it immensely; right up until the very end I was never sure of the outcome… Great story-telling in the tradition of Stephen King… — Booklore

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Cursed-Man-PAPERBACK-9781620063682.htm

Book 2  The Lurking Man — a Sunbury Press bestseller:

LM_pubWhat happens after we die? Are we given choices based on how we lived our lives? It’s an age-old question pondered by just about everyone.

Author Keith Rommel dared to explore the answer by creating his newest novel The Lurking Man, a story of dark suspense that unmercifully reveals the life of a self-deluded, neglectful mother who caused irreparable damage to her family and ultimately struggles with death as much as life. It’s the second novel in his suspenseful and thrilling Thanatology series that began with the eerie, spine-tingling The Cursed Man.

Imagine Death knowing your deepest, darkest secrets and all of your private pain,” said Rommel about The The Lurking Man. “Now imagine it wants to use what it knows against you so that you bend to its will.”

In the Lurking Man, main character Cailean stands beneath a spotlight in a blinding snowstorm. She has no idea where she is or how she got there, but she senses something moving around her in the darkness outside the light.

When the ominous presence calling himself Sariel makes himself known, he declares that he is Death Incarnate and that Cailean has died. He has taken her to the Aperture, a place between the living and the dead, where he will force her to face the sins of her past in exchange for twenty-four hours of life to try and right her wrongs. But what she must do in return for this precious time is unthinkable.

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Blog Tour Book Review & Giveaway: Fall from Grace: The Scribing of Ishitar

0526114-N Fall From GraceTitle: Fall From Grace: The Scribing of Ishitar written by Carrie F. Shepard
Genre: Epic Fantasy Adventure
Publisher: Mythos Press
Page count: 490
Format: Ebook (read on Kindle app for Microsoft Surface)
Rating – 5/5

 

 Ishitar is born on the cusp of a great war between the two ruling Gods of the Heavens and Hells Realms. With his father in control of a repressive society and his mother fighting for free will for all, he believes the game that they play to be just that: a game. Little does he know that the players that he sees are not necessarily the ones who will influence the outcome.

 

 

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Scribing of Ishitar! I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

I loved this book! Everything about it was captivating for me! First I’d like to talk about the cover. Are you kidding me??! This book cover is awesome! I know a book’s cover shouldn’t play a part in your wanting to read the book but let’s face it, we are visual creatures and this cover is one of those that instantly captivates you and is just too tempting and interesting a cover for me not to immediately want to read the book.

That aside, once I actually started reading the book I was done for, I loved this book. The writing is beautiful and so detailed, something I definitely expect from the epic fantasy genre. When I say that this book is detailed, do not take that for granted, this is probably one of the most detailed books that I have read in awhile and can get confusing pretty fast if the reader is not giving all of their attention to the story. There are ALOT of characters in this book that each have some very interesting stories and backgrounds but what I thought was really interesting was their relationships with all the other characters.

This story was a pretty unique spin on the biblical “creation” stories that we become familiar with at a young age. It’s sort of the unexplored behind the scenes story. It was so imaginative, dark and sensual…literally impossible for me to put down. The story and it’s characters had me completely engrossed and it’s such a dramatic story right from the start. As I was reading it I found myself making connections between the stories and angels that I am already familiar with and it was just interesting to see the pieces of their stories come together in ways that I could never have imagined. I don’t know about you but I have always been so interested in the angels and the events of the “fall from grace” and this book gives a pretty tempting and unique perspective on these events and was just captivating for me. So interesting! It’s hard for me to choose a favorite character because there are so many great and interesting characters presented to us in this story, some whose stories are so tragic and compelling but I think my favorite character so far is Loki although Ishitar is definitely a close second.

Having started this series, I am DYING to read the next book! I recommend giving this series a read and am going to help you out on that front because I have 20 ebook copies to give away so leave a comment! You won’t be disappointed! Check out the playlist below too to complement your reading of this book!

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CARRIE F. SHEPHERDAbout the Author

Carrie F. Shepherd grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Raised outside of the predominating religion, she sought answers of her own. Fascinated by the mythology of the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, she delved into the old stories and meshed them with the new to create a fascinating world of good versus evil.

 

When not immersed in the world of the Gods, Carrie’s full time job is in Regulatory Compliance. During her time off she enjoys hiking on cooler days or, when the weather permits, hanging out with friends and family by the pool.

 

Carrie now lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her fourteen year old daughter, her dogs (Commander Jon Snow and Sir Buns McGee of Bratwurst) and her cat (Blizzardfur).

 

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Blog Tour Book Review: Vampire World by Rich Douglas

VWTOURBANNERVW_Promo2Title: Vampire World written by Rich Douglas
Genre: Young Adult Horror
Publisher: 284
Page count: Darkfeed Press (an imprint of GMTA Publishing)
Format: Epub (read on Nook App for Microsoft Surface)
Rating: 4/5

A popular teen is bitten by a vampire during a steamy night of making out with her boyfriend. After the bite, she wakes up in a cruel orphanage in Vampire World, with no memory of her past. She’s left with very little; only fangs, pale skin and a keen desire for blood.

Marissa, who’s named Janice in Vampire World, escapes the ghastly orphanage thanks to Mr. John FreeCut, an old, benevolent vampire who adopts Janice because he wants to foster children he could never have. He says her parents died in a crash. Beautiful, innocent and thrust into an enigmatic world she has no memory of, Janice must face many challenges. The grueling blood hostess job. The multiple stalkers and creepers who are hungry for her and her blood. The dizzying fireball competition. And most challenging, the fact that she doesn’t look or act like a vampire.

Janice is emotionally overwhelmed. Thankfully she makes some friends, including Brett BloodCut. Brett and Janice are immersed in a passionate romance, and Brett helps Janice adjust to her new world by giving her the love, confidence and knowledge she needs to survive as a vampire. Janice finds a way to succeed in such a problematic world. Things go well for Janice, though not for long. A stranger knows the truth about her past.

Slowly but surely Janice discovers the truth that she is being lied to by the ones she loves. She must learn the secret behind TriFang, and ultimately accept the stinging reality that things are not always what they seem. Could the truth ever be so bloody? (Goodreads)

Good morning and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Vampire World. I want to throw out a big thanks to Rich Douglas and GMTA for allowing me to participate!

Vampire World was so fun to read. It was actually just what I needed at the time I read it…the last book I read (which was awesome) was a fictionalized memoir of events during WWII that made me cry, so I definitely needed a far less heartbreaking story. This book satisfied that need SO well. I had sworn off Teen Vampire Fiction for the past year since there seemed to be so much of it flooding the market at one point and I remember picking up the first book in the Vampire Diaries series and hating it but then I opened up Vampire World and got totally sucked into the world and the story.

I had a hard time at first with the main character because she seemed very into herself at the beginning and I think I rolled my eyes everytime she talked about people staring at her because she was pretty but towards the middle of the story she becomes somewhat of a badass and I was immensely proud of her and impressed. The whole story was rather interesting in how it developed where she goes from this seemingly orphaned young vampire to a somewhat popular, new daughter, super awesome fireball/weapons trained mature vampire. The whole plot twist was pretty cool as well and I would actually like to see more from this story. I found the dynamics of the Vampire World to be super interesting and intense, the vampire names and the clubs are really cheesy but just add to the overall effect of the book I thought.

I don’t know if it was just me or everyone who has read this  but I got SUPER into the whole fireball thing. Janice learning how to play Fireball, going through pretty intense Fireball training and then competing in the tournament was such an awesome part of the story for me, I also loved anytime that she was weapons training and/or fighting someone. The action scenes were pretty intense and her relationship with Brett was definitely swoon worthy at some points. All in all, I really enjoyed this book and it’s a super fast read because it’s pretty intense and fun. I actually got so sucked into it that I was reading the book and apparently my husband was standing behind me for ten seconds and then he said something really loud and I got so scared! Anyway, give this book a try…I really liked it and I hope that you do, four stars to this entertaining read! I have 20 books to give away (free books people!!) so please comment and I will be happy to send you an ebook of your chosen format! Happy reading everyone!

About the Author

I am from New Orleans, Lousiana and I write young adult novels, fantasy and science fiction.

My new novel, Vampire World, is now available. If you enjoy reading paranormal YA fiction, please check this out now.

The Magical Tale of Eliza Felding, Book 1 of a trilogy, takes place in New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina. It involves teens, romance and tons of magic.

The Secret of the Dogs is a children’s book about four very different dogs (a Basenji, a Greyhound, a Pomeranian and an Airdale Terrier) who go on a quest to rescue a young boy that is being abused by his father.

I love writing, teaching, storm chasing, traveling and drinking orange soda.

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Blog Tour Book Review: Firefiles & Hope From the Ocean by P.S. Bartlett

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to my stop on the virtual blog tour for both Fireflies and Hope From the Ocean written by P.S. Bartlett! This is a pretty special post since it covers two books in one which I have been really excited about! I’m happy to introduce you to the beautiful covers and descriptions of these books below!

FirefliesTitle: Fireflies
Author: PS Bartlett
Release Day: April 3th, 2013
Genre: Historical Fiction/Paranormal/Historical Irish Fiction

However peculiar Ennis Whelan has been for the first six years of his life, not until the day he found the bird, did the degree of his strangeness become so tangible.

Dr. Owen Whelan and his wife Sarah, both Irish immigrants, have been living the American dream, as well as raising seven bright and expressive children. Their youngest Ennis, however, has since birth, been a bit of a mystery.

Ennis was always small, meek and frightfully odd but there is so much more to him than anyone could have imagined. His sister Teagan grows increasingly suspicious of his behavior but their mother dismisses her claims, until the day he starts healing people.

When Ennis ultimately reveals the gift of sight, he questions his father about visions of his past, including his voyage to America in 1844. Owen prayed he’d never have to share those tragic memories but he will share them, when he realizes he has no choice. Ennis’ life may depend on it.

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Author: PS Bartlett
Release Day: May 30th, 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction/Paranormal/Historical Irish Fiction

When Owen Whelan revealed his secret, he was set free from a haunting past and an uncertain future for his son, Ennis. However, in order to know the true depths of his heart, first we must follow him all the way back to a dirt road on a chilly and bitter spring dawn in Ireland. Behind the locked doors of his memories and hidden beneath shame, hunger and eventually escape, we learn the true meaning of the proverb, “There’s hope from the ocean but none from the grave.” Owen’s journey will teach him that sometimes you have to cross that ocean not only to survive but to finally find love, life and become the man worthy of your own admiration and respect.

 There are turning points in life you cannot come back from but if you’re brave enough, you can begin again.

I want to start off by thanking P.S. Bartlett and GMTA Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read not one, but two books in one tour! It was definitely a treat to be able to spend a lot of time with these characters and in this world.

I loooved these books. I love this story. The characters and the settings were so real to me and I attribute this to some really beautiful writing. This story is really unlike anything I have ever read before. The genre I would definitely most associate this story with is  historical fiction but it’s distinctly unique because it has these paranormal, spiritual and romantic elements mixed into the story as well.

It was really easy for me to fall in love with this story and these characters. I feel like the books themselves are so beautifully written that they are the types of books that are just heartwarming and special…definitely the kind of story that gives you butterflies in your stomach and makes you smile and laugh aloud. I will admit as well to the occasional swoon.

It’s really hard for me to decide which one I liked the most out of the two so I won’t even endeavor to make the decision because I loved them both. In Fireflies  I loved spending time with the Whelans and experiencing their simple on the surface, yet surprisingly complicated lives and seeing how fate and faith work their magic on this family. It is such a beautiful story. In Hope From the Ocean I really enjoyed seeing the Whelan origins and the history of basically how the family came to be. Again, such a beautiful, moving story that I just couldn’t put down. What is so special about these books is they make you wonder, they make you feel…they are extremely moving stories with wonderfully detailed characters.

As a fan of early Irish literature I found the mention of Tir Na Nog a nice little Easter egg for me as a reader. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up to P.S. Bartlett for working that into the story and rejuvenating my love of Irish literature. It’s always also interesting to me to read historical fiction books and be able to find parallels in the work of fiction and real world fact like the potato famine and the emigration of the Irish into America.

I give both of these books well deserved five star ratings. I thought these books were both incredible and incredibly moving. If you read one you MUST read the other and let me know what you think of these books!! There are 20 copies of these books up for grabs, if you would like a copy please leave a comment below and be sure to include your email when filling out the form so that I can email you your copy asap! Happy reading everyone and be sure to pick these up!!

PS BARTLETT (PHOTO BY SHERRY FORNOFF)

Author Bio:

I was born on Valentine’s Day a long, long time ago in South Baltimore, Maryland, less than a mile from Fort McHenry and Federal Hill. I’m the youngest of eleven children. I’m a very simple person. I love my life and am always striving to make it better for myself and my family. I write, I draw and I work full-time. I also paint beautiful watercolors with my three year old granddaughter.

I’ve been married for nearly 19 years and together we have two sons and a daughter. I’d call myself a football fan but I mostly only watch my home team, the World Champion Baltimore Ravens. I love super heroes and Superman has been my favorite since I was a little girl. June 2013 the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” arrives in theaters and it cannot get here soon enough for me. I love cats and I have a Maine Coon named Columbus.

Be sure to follow this author via the various social media avenues she participates in! She is definitely an author to watch!  I can see these books being made into movies!

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