Friday, July 31, 2015

Review: The Golden Keys - Harsha Rigney

Review: The Golden Keys - Harsha Rigney -  June 2015

From local Tauranga author and astrologist comes a new age spirtiual guide called "The Golden Keys" . Over the last thirty years Harsha has been counselling and now all her knowledge has been put between the pages of The Golden Keys to help readers discover and even for some rediscover the love and enjoyment that has been missing in their lives. In her powerful and inspiring book , Harsha shares with readers the ability and root causes of our needs to give love and recieve it but also that when we have no love, that is when suffering can come about . The Golden Keys is written with powerful chapters to think about, reflect and let soak in alongside with little tidbits of wisdom, ancedotes and for those who love doing writing when they are reflecting , the book also includes some practical suggestions and excercises so that we readers can put into action what we have just read. One of my favourite things about the book that is separating each chapter is an amazing full-colour page of a spiritual new age mandala design which if you are like me, you will find not only so beautiful and stunning but also quite soothing and relaxing at the same time. 
If you are into discovering your spiritual New Age side and want to try something different in the field of self-improvement , then why not take a chance and purchase your copy of "The Golden Keys" by Harsha Rigney today.
Copies can be found along with more information on her website @ http://astrovision.co.nz/

Review: The Girl Without a Name - Sandra Block

The Girl Without a Name

Review: The Girl Without a Name - Sandra Block - September 2015

Are you a fan of psychological thrillers ? Love reading your mysteries ? The Girl Without a Name by Sandra Block was a fast paced thriller set in a hospital in the Mental Wards. It focused on mainly Dr. Zoe Goldman and her boss Dr. Tad Berringer. During one of Zoe's rounds , a girl turns up in the ward - a 12/13 year old black girl who is catatonic . The girl can't remember anything and is called Jane Doe. As the story goes on, we read as Zoe makes it her priority to discover the girl's true identity and help her find her family as someone must be out looking for her and so begins her journey as an almost detective tracking down clues to Jane Doe's real identity. In doing so, we also discover that Zoe is currently seeing a shrink herself due to her ADHD and also we learn more about the RIKE Test and different patients in the ward . This helps the reader learn and understand more about Mental Illnesses and I found it quite interesting to have factual information in between a fictional thriller. The Girl Without a Name is not a book you will want to put down as you have to keep reading it as you want to know who Jane Doe is and how she turned up in the hospital and not to spoil it for you readers but The Girl with No Name has a major and when I say major, I mean MAJOR twist at the end of the book which I totally did not see coming . 
The Girl with No Name by Sandra Block,is one of the best thrillers that I have read for 2015 and readers , you will not be disappointed.


VBT# Healing Rain - Katy Newton Naas

Healing Rain

Review: Healing Rain - Katy Newton Naas - April 2015

Five months ago , Rain had the perfect life - she was getting good grades, part of the winning cheerleading squad and strong on her christian faith walk and had a wonderful family . That was until one night she walked into her dad's study to find him dead. What happened next was a tumbling down Rain as she quit everything and her life turned from full of life to the living undead as she cut off from everybody including her family. This lead to an attempted suicide and nightmares, now Rain and her family have moved to a small town to start fresh and have a go at rebuilding their lives. With a new outlook on life , Rain heads to therapy sessions and starts a new school . Here she meets a group of new friends - one in particular is Ethan - he is the school popular jock and the pair start dating and soon her new life revolves around him and her friends , does Rain though have time for herself or is she putting her new friendship as a front to hide her true self ? 
Healing Rain is a journey of self-discovery type teen fiction as one girl "Rain" must re-evaluate her life and what she wants in order to move forward and stop hiding from the past and what she is really feeling inside.
Can Rain find herself again or is the girl she once was truly lost forever ?
 Find out in Katy Newton Naas's book "Healing Rain".


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review: Twinsequence - Jennifer Foor

Twinsequences (Twisted Twin, #1)

Review: Twinsequences - Book #1 Twisted Twin - Jennifer Foor - July 2013

Once upon a time there were two twin girls -Ivy and Willow , they did everything together and they cared about each other. Right up till their senior year at high school when Willow fell in love with Stoshua and instead of taking Willow to prom which she dreamed of, he took Ivy and started dating her. This broke Willow's heart ,eventually Ivy and Willow went their separate ways and Ivy married Stoshua.  Four years later, Ivy rings Willow and says she needs her help and that she has to pretend to be her for a couple of days. This reminded me of the Lying Game with Sutton and Emma. Turns out though that this is a major ploy and really that Ivy is a manipulative and conniving cow and that what Willow has believed her whole life was a lie and that Ivy is pyschotic and so begins a dark twisted tale of sibling hate and manipulation to ruin everything Willow has made of herself and to turn everyone against her and of course since more often than not people always believe the dramatic compulsive liar type person as they are charming , people take Ivy's side and make Willow the bad girl in the picture. Can Willow finally stand up for herself and bring Ivy down a few notches or will she cower and let Ivy ruin her life once and for all ? In a way I found this book a little hard to read especially the second half as I found it written a bit disjointed for my liking but parts of it unfortunately reminded me of my family and what I have been through with siblings and how in some cases due to jealousy, I was made to look like the bad person in the scenario. I think it's due to personal experience and being around people who are  sociopaths and have psychopathic tendencies made me enjoy this book a  bit more than I probably would have if I hadn't any knowledge of the above.


Inkspell YA Paranormal Romance Tour #2: Reflected and The Last Protector Book Spotlight

Genre: Young Adult

Reflected by Majanka Verstraete

A Mirrorland Novel

When Alison was stuck in Mirrorland, all she wanted was to be alive again. Now she’s gotten her revenge by inhabiting Piper's body and trapping her behind the mirror. But pretending to be Piper is more difficult than she imagined it would be.

On top of that, the borders between Mirrorland and the real world are crumbling. Danger abounds, demons appear in high school, and if wasn’t for the help of a new mysterious guy, Alison might not have escaped. But there’s more to this guy than meets the eye, and she’s determined to find out what, especially since it might be related to her own supernatural problems.

Meanwhile, Piper tries to convince the Horseman of Death to help her return to her own world, but he's got his own hidden agenda, which may cause more serious risks. Can Piper find a way to restore the balance before both worlds collide?

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About the Author

Majanka Verstraete has a Master of Laws degree, and is studying for a Master of Criminology degree. She lives in Belgium, but prefers to write in English. She writes speculative fiction for kids and young adults.

Several of her books have been published so far, including picture books, chapter books and young adult novels. Her debut young adult novel, “Fractured”, the first book in the Mirrorland series, released in 2014.

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The Last Protector by Stephanie Keyes

Gabriel Stewart helped his best friend Kellen St. James save the world from The Scourge in the
Battle of Dublin. But before that? Gabe was just an ordinary guy who kept having dreams about a little boy with black hair and green eyes—a boy he hadn’t even met yet.

And even weirder? Gabe’s mind kept replaying these images on loop of things he’d never seen. He heard voices in his head when no one was around. And he actually blew off hot Valerie Gibbons to chase after the black-haired kid in the park. What was up with that?

As Gabe searches for the truth, fate continually puts him in Kellen’s path, but will he be able to stop the Children of Danu from stealing Kellen before the battle begins? What will it take for Gabe to become The Last Protector?

*The Last Protector is a companion novella--intended to be read after the other books in the series.
Ebook only: $0.99*

Buy Links: Amazon

~About the Author~

Stephanie Keyes grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent years traveling and working as a Corporate Trainer before she made the decision to pen her first novel. As a teen, her family always accused her of having an “overactive imagination.” Now, she’s encouraged to keep her head in the clouds and share her world with readers.

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and The Star Catcher, all from by Inkspell Publishing. The Fallen Stars was a 2013 semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards. The Star Child has topped the Amazon best-seller list several times since its 2012 release. Steph writes YA novels because she’s a hopeless romantic who lives to believe that Magick truly does exist. She is hard at work on a new YA novel.

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~About Inkspell Publishing~

Inkspell Publishing is a small quality publisher who help authors with their dream of publication. Inkspell has become known for its stunning covers and quality books. It features Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Romance books. Check out our books, submission guidelines and outstanding covers on our website.

Inkspell Publishing has over 48 current releases in a variety of genres from Young Adult to Contemporary, from Paranormal Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Holiday stories and weddings. Inkspell Publishing even has free reads, some of which tie into our series books. You see there’s something for everyone. Our goal is to produce quality books that appeal to a wide variety of readers. We are always looking for quality stories and driven authors.


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BEFORE & AFTER by Nazarea Andrews - RELEASE DAY


Today we are celebrating the release of BEFORE &AFTER by Nazarea Andrews. This book is a New Adult contemporary romance. Be sure to check out the giveaway below for a beautiful necklace and signed copy.



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Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant. They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn't work--and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after. They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn't go according to plan. Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy with a guitar, and a poet's heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale. But what happens when the fairy tale doesn't fall apart--but is forgotten? BA_Teaser_4BA_Teaser_1BA_Teaser_5


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Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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Cherish Her by Amanda Kaitlyn - Book Spotlight

Cherish Her (Find Her series Book 2)

Title: Cherish Her

Author: Amanda Kaitlyn

Release date: July 5th, 2015

Genre: New Adult Romance

Book Description:
When Aria Morgan met Gavin Thomas, the last thing she was looking for was love. Love hurts. She knew that. She knew there was no chance she was ready to be close to someone again. But the draw between them was too much to avoid or ignore and somehow, she’d found a way to live again and Aria found her happiness again.
A terrible misunderstanding almost splits them apart for good but Aria and Gavin vow to hold on to the love they share. When you find the one person who accepts you for who you are- faults and all, how can you possibly let that go? How can Aria fathom it?
But when a loss so big, a loss that rocks her world and shatters it to pieces, forces her to make that choice for the safety of her own heart, can she let go of her love?
Can Gavin, a man so filled with adoration for the beautifully perfect dancer he met only months ago, let her go if she asks him to?
Loss forces them apart, will thier grief bind them together in the love they found one summer day? Or will it be lost forever?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZQR5A7K/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_fAZNvbJBE9PT0

About the Author:

Amanda Kaitlyn is a new and up and coming author of contemporary romance. The Find Her series is her first work. If she isn’t writing or developing her characters, you can find her in front of her kindle or spending time with her family and friends. When she’s not writing, she is a coffee loving barista and a good listener to her friends. Writing has always been her passion!


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