Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Amazingly Broken by Jordin Williams! This book was plagiarized !


UPDATE !!!!!!
Anyone one who participated in a blog tour or Cover Reveal etc
with Amazingly Broken by Jordin Williams! 

I just learned that this book was plagiarized a she ripped off from works from Tammara Webber and Jamie McGuire Walking Disaster: A Novel  If you were a victim of her scam be sure to remove your post and spread the word to others about this horrible scam.Its one thing to do this horrible thing yourself but to involved innocent bloggers who helped with the fraud is even worse. (deplorable )I am so upset.. and my heart goes out to those authors that there works were stolen from.Also now learning that this was not women but a man doing this and that this is not the first time.













Book Review for The Phoenix Reich Max Meyers Adventures (Book #1) by Joshua Lisec


 The Phoenix Reich
Max Meyers Adventures (Book #1 Author Joshua Lisec

 stars
Reviewed by:Tonya
Format:Kindle/Paperback
Published:DonnaInk Publications
Source:Purchased Gene:Adventure Thriller

About Book


Find the killer, restore your father’s legacy, save the world…all before finals week.
Germany, 1945. Nazi leaders scramble to hide stolen wealth from Allied invaders. Among them are members of the German Christian Church, the spiritual arm of Hitler’s empire. When an American soldier stumbles upon the Church’s loot, he learns of the master plan to resurrect the Nazi regime—when the time is right.
But the solider dies in action just days before war’s end. The secret, lost.
Until now.

Virginia, Present Day. A Senator’s home has been consumed by inferno. The nation mourns the loss of a beloved statesman until painful questions are asked. Was it arson? Or the instrument of suicide?
The late Senator’s son Max Meyers refuses to believe the FBI’s ruling. Joined by his astute professor Charles Kensington and renegade law enforcer James Russell, Max forsakes posh campus life to learn the truth. A forgotten letter sent by Max’s great-grandfather from the carnage of World War II provides a clue, lighting a trail of decades-old conspiracy across Europe.
A lost faction of Nazi religious leaders has risen from the ashes of a failed Reich, prepared to revive a government of tyrants built to last a thousand years. To keep the promise of justice made to his late father, Max must prevent the conspirators from unleashing vengeance on an unsuspecting continent.
Is modern Europe’s fate sealed?
The first installment of the Max Meyers Adventure series, THE PHOENIX REICH is a fast-paced thriller set against the backdrop of World War II mysteries and the reality of modern-day Nazi conspiracies.

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My Thoughts



What a tragic and sad way for a story to start. Oh my heart went out to Max. To lose your father, step mother and step sister all at once, in such a horrible way. So very heartbreaking. But Max seems to take it in stride or does he?

A dead senator, his wife and step daughter gone in a blink of an eye. Max, the remaining son is left to try and pick up the pieces and prove the FBI's findings of murder-suicide false. He believes his family has been framed. He turns to his teacher and long time family friend Kensington who in turn contacts Jack Russell (yep that man who walked naked through the park in The Compass). And so the adventure begins.

The hunt is on to find out why his family was killed and frame. Missing letters may hold the clue, what was in them, does a possible sole survivor from a long ago war hold the key? One really angry FBI agent, who I personally think either is holding a grudge or has a secret. An American with an attitude, an Englishmen who likes it clean and by the book and a college student bent on clearing his fathers name. Can they find the WWII Corporal, can they put the pieces together? Can Max clear his family's name?

The Phoenix Reich is just the starter to Max's Adventures but wow what a start like a BANG from the 4th of July Fireworks this book is out of the gates and running - sit back and enjoy this ride because if the rest of Max's adventures are like this book we are in for one amazing roller coaster of a ride - sure to beat anything at Busch Gardens.





Book Review for Today Only by Derinda Love


Today Only
by
 Derinda Love

 5stars
Reviewed by:Tonya
Format:Kindle
Published:Lizzy Ford
Source:Purchased Gene:Contemporary Romance Fiction

About Book

In life, there are times you are granted a miracle. It may not be the one you wanted exactly, but it will be the one you need. It will prepare you for the next step in your journey and help you learn to accept the life you are given, even if that life can be heartbreaking. 

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My Thoughts



Right from the start I can feel the anguish Rye Silcox is feeling. Her urgency to be with her daughter, to see her grow, to not miss anything. Her daughter Em, what a breath of fresh air she is. Had me laughing and crying and then laughing again. Em just wriggles right into your heart from the very start of this book.

Jett, what can you say, well exactly what Em says “Bow Chicha Wow Wow” – LOL. Come on military man, nice body, good looking, caring, loving, devoted, completely amazing. Yes my heart melted. I love how gentlemanly he is, call me old fashioned but I love a man who respects women enough to open doors, pay for meals, hold their hands, etc. I may be independent but to me that is a sign of a strong man who can endure all things and sadly there are too few of those left.

Jett had my heart aching for him. Crying my eyes out at the losses he has suffered. Reading him talk about it, the losses, trying to deal with it – you can feel what he is feeling. Author Derinda Love did an amazing job drawing you into their lives, into the story, making the store the here and now. I felt like I was a character sitting in the same room everyone else was in. I think I cried and laughed more in this book, within the very same page even, than I have in any other book I have ever read. Everything the characters in this book go through, every emotion, it just pours out of the pages.

I I know what it is to be a struggling single mom, it has been my life’s story. But to be a single mom who is dying with a 10 year old daughter – how heartbreaking. Rye has an amazing support system with lots of love from family and friends. But her one dream has never come true. Jett could be that dream. But with her diagnosis she just refuses to go there. She feels as though it is an unobtainable dream and unfair to Jett.

Let me suggest – don’t read this book while you are at work, especially at your desk while your system is down. I am not a big fan of spoilers, but I have to say, the car accident scene in this book completely ripped my heart apart. I was blubbering at my desk uncontrollably and yes everyone was staring at me like I had lost it. Well I did lose it LOL. The scene is so moving, so heart wrenching and so touching all at one time.

As heart wrenching as that was, what Rye learns from it sets her onto a whole new path, one of discovery, life and love. I really enjoyed watching Rye go down this new path. Seeing her experience her dream.
I loved one of the sayings Rye and her sister Katy mention. Something their mom always says. “Always remember the bread and butter. When two things belong together, you cannot separate them.” Simple yet very powerful words right there.

This book was very hard for me to read – having lost my mother to a year long battle with one of the most aggressive and fast spreading cancers, the loss of my mom was ever present throughout this entire book. And yes the last few chapters of this book were the most heart wrenching, moving, emotional and touching. The words within the last few chapters are very profound and will be with me always.

I close this review by saying thank you Derinda for such an amazing, heart felt, passionate, funny, touching, loving, emotional roller coaster of a ride. My heart is so much better for having read this book. And I dedicate this review to my mother Ruth Ann Gauthier – gone from this earth but never gone from my heart. All my love ~ Tonya

Live Today...
Love Today...
Smile Today...
I Will See You Today...
~ Jett’s Poetry









Book Review for The Compass Max Meyers Adventure by Joshua Lisec


The Compass
Max Meyers Adventures 

(Prequel) by Joshua Lisec

 4stars
Reviewed by:Tonya
Format:Kindle
Published: 
Source:Purchased Gene:Adventure Thriller


About Book

An American, an Englishman, and an Australian walk into a massage parlour…
Cairns, Australia, 1991. Archeologist wunderkind Jack Staples is the talk of the telly once again. Discoverers of the lost compass of Captain James Cook, Staples and his best friend and protégé Charles Kensington are on holiday in the Land Down Under, sitting on their find as offers from museums and auction houses pour in.
But when the compass is stolen by an antiquities trafficker known as the Waltzing Matilda, Staples and Kensington are joined by the pride of Sydney’s police force, Detective Sergeant James Russell. The Aussie’s incognito scheme gets the trio inside the crime lord’s center of operations, a sleazy massage parlour. But a brief conversation with the Matilda will send the trio on an adventure of prehistoric proportions.
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Excerpt

The Matilda reached for his ashtray and popped a smoldering cigarette butt into his mouth. “What if I told you blokes I didn’t have it anymore?”

Staples lowered his gun. “What if you did?”
“You tell me, Jack.”
“Enough of this rubbish. How do you know our names?” Kensington fingered his switchblade.
“I know who my consultants are.”
“Consultants?” Kensington scoffed. “What is this business of consultants?”
Staples lowered his head and heaved a sigh. “You arranged this meeting. Didn’t you?”
The Matilda chortled. “That was your first mistake, thinking you got in here all by yourselves.” He paused for a chomp on his cigarette. “Your detective is the only blue heeler who knows where I am. We’ve rammed hulls before.”
“Cunning. Very Cunning.” Staples squinted. “You ordered your henchmen to steal my compass in Sydney and knew James Russell would be assigned the case.”
“Now you’re on it,” the Matilda said.
“Once Russell took one look at the facts, he’d know it was you, and the three of us would be in your tail in a snap.”
“Jack, what are you getting at?” Kensington scratched his scalp. “I don’t see what—“
“Of course you don’t fool. It’s right here in front of you.” Staples’ gaze remained steely. “This isn’t about the compass. It never was. The theft was just the number you dialed and James was the line you used to call.”
Kensington gave his companion a worried look.
Staples’ teeth clamped firmly together.
“Kudos to you, buddy. You pulled the wool over our eyes.” Staples clicked his firearm’s hammer. “Only thing is, I don’t like being blind. So here’s how this is going to go. You’ll tell us why you want to chat. Then you give me my compass. Then I’ll decide not to spread the wall with your internal organs. Sound good?”
“Agreed.”
“If you so much as make one false move, then I’ll—“
“Jack! Did you hear what he said?” Kensington jabbed the American’s shoulder.
“Did I hear what?” Staples rolled his eyes.
“I said, ‘Agreed,’” repeated the Matilda.
Staples’ eyebrows jumped. “Oh, so you did.”
“Can we get on with this? Gentlemen, please!”
Neither Staples nor the Matilda spoke. The waiting game.
“Your move,” Staples finally said. A sly grin overtook his scowl.
“I’ll be brief.” The Matilda sat up. “You are right on all accounts. The circumstances surrounding your little discovery were quite attractive. My old, shall we say, friend was a quality pawn to get me an audience with you. So here you stand. Jimmy’s on a nude walkabout and cannot help you.”
Kensington grit his teeth, “We could blow your brains out now and you’d never see it coming, you rascal.”
“No interruptions, Charles. Thank you.” Staples snapped.
“Blimey!” Kensington shot him an exasperated look. “I was just trying to—“
“Shut up.” Staples dropped a command. “Apologies Matilda. Back to you.”


My Thoughts




This starts off in Australia 1991 with an American no less walking through a park naked. Yes, LOL I said naked. Okay my curiosity is peaked and no not that way either – geesh people. I mean, why would a guy be walking naked through a park, an American in Australia no less – right off the bat, first page and my interest was grabbed – nice job.
OMG do I love Kensington’s little temper tantrums lol in the middle of a mission no less. Lord I was rolling while Staples just stood there staring at him. I honestly never knew men could throw a tantrum like a girl like that. Oh that was good. Absolutely priceless.
Let me just say this also peanut butter and bologna sandwiches, who eats those really? Okay I lost my appetite there LOL must be an Aussie thing or English maybe? But hey a man has to do what a man has to do when hunting for something important right?
This book had me laughing so much. The constant back and forth between Staples and Kensington is just a riot. Staples sure does love getting Kensington all riled up and then slamming the brakes on once Kensington gets going.
For example “one-eight-hundred-call-a-cannible is about to have a busy line” ~ Staples
Or “Quick response too. Must’ve called ‘em collect, eh” ~ Russell

Now you have to read the cannibal scene to fully understand but let me just say in the heat of the moment, when you are looking your death in the eyes of some hungry cannibal’s it was a riot.
I loved the make a deal with a “black market thug” to get something back of importance plot. Ohhh you just know nothing good is going to come with that deal. I mean it’s almost like making a deal with the devil. Now I am not saying that the “Waltzing Matilda” is a devil or anything but I think darn near close to it.
A double cross oh I love a double cross and better yet, the ever sure, ever confident and cocky Jack Staples falling for it, that was just awesome – even if I didn’t see it coming myself.
What a great way to introduce you to some of the main characters of the series, what an awesome adventure, cannibals and all, that really was too much. Now I can’t wait to see what happens next to Kensington and Russell and what about poor Jack Staples.
This is very well written, fast paced and non-stop. The back and forth barbs and banter keep you laughing the entire book through. Very well done – I loved it.







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Title- Wandering

Series- Wanderer Series Book # 2 

By- Heather Sutherlin 

Expected Publication Date- June 25th

Blurb-

When you’ve traveled between worlds, there’s nowhere left to go but home.
Rory has never been so cold in her life. But the biting wind only reminds her of another pain that grows more intense with each passing day. Each night Jaron’s beautiful voice sings in her dreams, and each day her footsteps draw her closer to his side. Danger and intrigue at every turn, no distance is too far when you’re returning for true love.
Rin has spent the last five years searching for Rory across two worlds. Now a series of visions have him convinced he’s growing closer to finding her. But when Rory slips through another portal, taking his visions with her, he finds himself back at square one. To find her now he’ll need the help of an old friend and a little otherworldly magic.  This time he intends to bring The Wanderer home for good.

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About the Author-

Heather Sutherlin lives in Arkansas with her husband and three children.  She loves all things creative and enjoys the worlds she dreams up, longing to live the adventure alongside her characters. When she’s not at her writing desk, she is busy exploring and learning with her children or cooking big elaborate meals in the kitchen with her husband. You can see more of Heather at her website, HeatherSutherlin.com .
1999 – B.A. in Elementary Education from Harding University
2011 - 1st Place White County Creative Writers’ Conference First Chapter Contest
2012 – Debut novel, A Light in the Darkness, is released along with its sequel, To Light the Path.
2013 – Seen and Wandering, two books in a new YA fantasy series, will be released in the spring.
President - Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas
Featured Author – Arkansas Literary Festival

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Website-  HeatherSutherlin.com 





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