#CoverReveal Night of The Victorian Dead by Amber Michelle Cook @shanannigans81

Night of the Victorian Dead by Amber Michelle Cook

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Downton Abbey meets Night of the Living Dead in this gothic tale of secrets, romance, and suspense delicately laced with sly humor.

In the 19th century England, the auspicious Edward Dorchester invites several families for a party to his estate to celebrate his goddaughter’s engagement. But his guests soon realize that protecting their hearts and reputations from scandal are the least of their concern when they’re overrun by a hoard of the undead.

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Amber Michelle Cook writes stories of deep, meaningful fun. Partly raised in Germany, she went to an international school for high-school, majored in linguistics, loves literature and period pieces.

She’s also a photography/graphic arts artist of color and wonder living in the great Northwest. In addition to leading Improv writing tables, she heads National Novel Editing Month. Aside from words and stories, she adores dogs and is fascinated by any and everything aquatic (especially cephalopods).

www.nightofthevictoriandead.com

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#Review Environmentally Friendly by Elias Zanbaka #ShortStory #Thriller

Title: Environmental Friendly by Elias Zanbaka

Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Short Story.

Description:

Out of seven billion people, one man has declared war on Mother Nature and plans to bring it to its knees.

Out of all the criminals in Los Angeles, he’s the number one target being hunted by the LAPD tonight.

And out of the entire LAPD, one officer is hell-bent on helping him complete his mission.

Review:

I received a copy of this via the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is a super short story, focusing on the story of police Sergeant Schaefer as he battles with Sergeant Major Alan Bushell, an army veteran who thinks he’s still at war, but this time with nature itself.

The author drops you right into the action without any real background information which was good but I found a little disconcerting. It took me a page or two to grasp what was going on.

I liked the character of Sergeant Schaefer, he’s a good guy who uses his mind rather than violence. It would be interesting if the author could do a full length novel as I’d like to read more about him.

Unfortunately the storyline was a little far fetched mainly because if mental patient in America was welding a flame thrower, a gun, machete and a chainsaw, the police would probably shoot first and ask questions later rather than help them.

Another issue I had is we never really find out why, completely anyway, Sergeant Major Bushell was taking on nature. It would have been nice to get inside his head a little bit.

This story is ideal if you’ve got a spare bit of time and fancy an action packed bit of escapism.

Rating: 3/5

Author bio:

Elias Zanbaka is an author from Sydney, Australia, and has always had a great passion for both teaching and storytelling. Like a lot of people, he grew up on a lot of exciting and engaging stories as if they were another major food group that couldn’t be skipped. This would eventually manifest itself as a love for both devouring and telling the most exciting and entertaining stories as he could.


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15072132.Elias_Zanbaka

The eBook is currently available on Amazon for free here:https://www.amazon.com/Environmentally-Friendly-Elias-Zanbaka-ebook/dp/B01CMK5YA6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509752453&sr=8-1&keywords=zanbaka

#BlogBlitz #Review Wormwood by @LarryEnmon @Bloodhoundbook

Title: Wormwood by Larry Enmon

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Genre: Mystery/Thriller.

Description:

In Dallas, Texas, Katrina Wallace goes missing. As the mayor’s daughter, her kidnapping triggers mounting political pressure and forces the Chief of Police to put two senior detectives on the case. Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce have done the impossible in the past, but their methods are unconventional.

The only evidence at the scene is a Bible found in the girl’s car and soon Frank and Rob find themselves involved in a disturbing investigation shrouded by Bible prophecy, doomsday cults, and murder.

Is Katrina still alive? And what exactly is Wormwood?

As the trail leads them into the woods of rural East Texas, Frank must deal with his lingering religious doubts and solve the case. His worst fears will be realised when he must discover the ugly truth about Wormwood. But he and Rob will have to get out alive to tell the story…

 

Review:

I want to thank Bloodhound Books for my advanced copy of this book and Sarah Hardy for organising this blog tour.

Katrina Wallace goes missing. Texas detectives Frank Pierce and Rob Soliz are put on the case, but they have to handle it with care as Katrina is the Mayor’s daughter.

A mysterious Bible is found in her car, with the word Wormwood highlighted.

What is Wormwood and what has it got to do with the missing girl?

I loved the bromance between the Frank and Rob. Opposites attract isn’t that what they always say? Frank is perpetually single with a very analytical mind and no faith in religion. Rob is a devout Catholic, married and is the muscle of the team. But they work together brilliantly and bounce off each other, it was incredibly interesting to read.

If like me you’re a bit of an atheist or believe in a different God don’t let the Biblical references put you off, it’s a great book. I don’t even know if Wormwood is a real thing either, I kind of always thought it was a type of tree.

The pace was a little slow at times but it built to a heck of a nail biting ending.

We learn quite a lot about Frank and his tragic past throughout the novel but I’d like to see a bit more about Rob in the next instalment.

Rating: 4/5

 

Author Bio:

Larry Enmon retired from the U.S. Secret Service and started writing. During his career heEnmon 0346_pp (cropped) acted as liaison between the USSS and FBI, working in the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He received special training from the FBI and CIA in weapons of mass destruction.

For relaxation, and to get away from the city, he likes spending time at his ranch in rural Eastern Texas. With 200+ acres, private shooting range, a 2 ½ acre pond, and miles of woodland trails to explore on four-wheelers and RTV’s, it’s the perfect getaway.

He swims four miles a week, holds a Divemaster rating with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and has a black belt in Tang Soo Do karate.  He is married with two children and lives in Tarrant County, TX.

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Instagram: @Larry Enmon
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#BookReview Lay Me To Rest by @EAClarkAuthor @HQDigitalUK

Happy Halloween everyone!  This is just a little note to say I’ll be taking part in NaNoWriMo starting tomorrow so I probably won’t be posting as much over the next month.

Title: Lay me to rest by E.A Clark

Publisher: HQ Digital

Published: 29th September 2017

Book Description:

Some secrets never stay buried for long…
Devastated by the death of her husband, Annie Philips is shocked to discover she is pregnant with his unborn child. Hoping for a fresh start, she travels to a remote stone cottage in Anglesey, amidst the white-capped mountains of North Wales.

She settles in quickly, helped by her mysterious new neighbour, Peter. But everything changes when Annie discovers a small wooden box, inlaid with brass and mother-of-pearl. A box she was never supposed to find…

Annie soon realises that she isn’t alone in the cottage. And now she’s trapped. Can she escape the nightmare that she has awoken, or will the dark forces surrounding the house claim her life – and that of her baby?

 

Review:

The book opens with Annie in a dark place emotionally. She’s suffering from depression and taking antidepressants after the death of her husband and subsequently finding out she’s pregnant. Her sister suggest she should take a break and journey to a little cottage in Anglesey. When she arrives at the cottage strange things start happening to her.

I received this ARC via Netgalley and it’s been on my tbr for a few months now and I thought I’d read it because I wanted something a little spooky to get me into the Halloween spirit. It kind of reminded me of Ghost Whisperer with Jennifer Love Hewitt (anyone remember that show?) but in a bit of cheesy way rather than a scary way.

It was a quick and easy read but it lacked any suspense or tension until I got about 50% to 60% of the way in. The only reason I read so far in was the element of mystery, like who was this ghost and why was it picking on Annie?

I really did feel for Annie but I felt like she was believed far too easily about the ghost, which obviously didn’t know the rules of how to haunt someone because at one point it showed up in the middle of the day! And I also didn’t find it particularly terrifying either.

The ending felt like it was tacked on at the end like an afterthought, as if the author wanted to do a certain amount of words so she decided to stick a few chapters on the end.

Overall a promising debut novel but I just wanted more scariness.

Rating: 3/5

 

Author Bio:

E. A. Clark lives in the Midlands with her husband and son, plus a rather temperamental cat, a rabbit and a chinchilla. She has three (now grown-up) children and five grandchildren. She is particularly partial to Italian food, decent red wine (or any coloured wine come to that …) and cake – and has been known to over-indulge in each on occasions.
She has a penchant for visiting old graveyards and speculating on the demise of those entombed beneath. Whilst she has written short stories and poetry for many years, a lifelong fascination with all things paranormal has culminated in her first novel for adults, Lay Me to Rest. The setting is inspired by her love of Wales, owing to her father’s Celtic roots.

 

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#BlogTour Skeletal by @EmmaStoryteller @Bloodhoundbook #thriller #dystopian

Title: Skeletal by Emma Pullar

Genre: Dystopian/Thriller

Publisher: Bloodhound Books.

Book Description:

Gale City is the last city in the world and under the strict control of the illusive Centrals.

When females reach adulthood, they’re given the chance to compete at Showcase for the honour of becoming surrogates for the Morbihan – a highly intelligent, obese race of people, unable to procreate naturally. All the other girls are excited to become hosts, all except Megan Skyla.

Convinced there’s more to life, Skyla teams up with an unlikely friend and they go in search of a cure for the Morbihan condition. Things don’t go to plan and their journey becomes a harrowing quest fraught with danger and deceit.

How can Skyla discover the truth when everything she’s been told is a lie? Can anyone in Gale City ever really be free?

Skyla is about to discover that freedom has a price and she’s going have the fight to survive.

Skeletal is a disturbing vision of the future and a literary thriller unlike any other.

 

Review:

Set in a dystopian future, it follows the story of a Skel named Skyla. Skels are seen as workers, to use and abused until their usefulness runs out but certain ones are used as ‘hosts’ to bear the children of the so-called superior race called the Morbihan’s. Skyla is selected to be one of these hosts but she has never been good at following rules. With the help of Bunce, a young morb who doesn’t want to become immobile and overweight like the rest of his race, she sets out to find a cure for the Mobihan condition.

Now I’ve been reading Bloodhound books for a few months now, and I can safely say this book is nothing like anything I’ve ever read from this publisher before.

This book was an emotional rollercoaster for me, making me angry, teary and occasionally a little nauseous.

Emma Pullar has created a very disturbing and vivid world. I’m not going to lie, it’s not the easiest of reads and is a little slow to start off with, but stick with it, it’s worth it.

Skyla seems to be a product of this harsh world. Frankly at the beginning of the novel, I didn’t find her that likeable (that’s it’s understandable when you’re seen as either disposable or as an incubator) but as the story went on and we find out more about her, I grew to like her a bit more. I absolutely loved Bunce, he’s clumsy and naive but it’s obvious that he cares for Skyla.

I hope this is not the last I’ll be reading about Skyla.

If you enjoyed the Hunger Games or Maze Runner and are looking for something a little more adult, this is the book for you.

Rating: 4/5

 

Author Bio:

DSC_3665_lowres (2)Emma Pullar is a writer of dark fiction and children’s books. Her picture book, Curly from Shirley, went to number four on the national bestseller list and was named best opening lines by NZ Post. You can read her SJV Award shortlisted horror story, London’s Crawling, in the Dark Minds charity collection and her dystopian sci-fi story, Old Trees Don’t Bend, in The Anthropocene Chronicles. Emma has also written three shortlisted stories for Create50 which are awaiting the winner announcement. Her debut novel SKELETAL published by Bloodhound Books is due for release 27th October 2017.

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#BlogTour Their Fatal Secrets by @Janice579021 @JoffeBooks

Title: Their Fatal Secret by Janice Frost

Publisher: Joffe Books

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Description:

THE EAGERLY AWAITED NEW MYSTERY FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST

Two students coming home from a drunken night out see something strange in the river. It is a young woman’s body.

Hours later, a second young woman’s body is discovered on another stretch of the same river.

DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal are assigned to both investigations. And they’re joined by a new detective, Tom Knight.

Soon a connection is found between the two dead women. A list of “victims” is discovered in one of their flats. Who will be next and what really happened to the women on this sinister list?

In a thrilling conclusion, Jim Neal fights for his life as the two detectives struggle to solve a complex case involving people with secrets that may prove fatal.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

THE DETECTIVES

DS Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. DI Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES
Book 1: DEAD SECRET
Book 2: DARK SECRET
Book 3: HER HUSBAND’S SECRET
Book 4: THEIR FATAL SECRETS

 

Review:

I want to thank Joffe books for an advanced copy of this book and Jill Burkinshaw for organising this blog tour.

This is the fourth book in the DS Merry and DI Neal series and the first one I have read by this author, but it can be read as a stand alone.

Why did Leanne Jackson have to die? Her body is found by drunken students in the river Strom. DS Merry, DI Neal and their team are tasked with investigating her death then another body shows up.

Leanne’s old school friend Jess stumbles across the police crime scene. She desperately wants to help solve Leanne’s murder but bad things start happening to her and her friends. She’s in danger but from who?

For me this book was more about the motive of the killer rather than the mystery of a Whodunnit? The murderer is revealed near the beginning of the book, which I’m not usually a fan of, but the killer is interesting and complex that I really enjoyed it.

The characters really make this book, each one well thought out and imagined. The pace of this book is really good, not too slow ore too fast and for once I didn’t spot a single typo!

There are also some fantastic analogies in the book, that really stuck in my mind, like this one:

…their bodies streaked with purple-pink patches of lividity, giving them the appearance of of an unevenly cooked sausage.’ Although I will probably never eat a sausage again, it really conjured a vivid imagine in my mind.

Again my only complaint would be the coincidences, I keep coming across them a lot lately in crime fiction. One example in this book, is the fact Jess happens to go swimming at the same pool as DS Merry. They have a passing acquaintance and they happen to both have a connect to the same case…you see what I mean. There were a few more but I don’t want to give away any spoilers.

Overall this a book that will really stick with you after you’ve read it.

Rating: 4/5

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Janice was born and grew up in West Lothian, Scotland. After completing an English degree at St Andrew’s University, she moved to London where she lived for ten years doing an assortment of jobs. Her passions are reading, writing and walking in Scotland and the Lake District. She lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and two sons.

 

 

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#BlogTour Maggie by @nettanewbound @Bloodhoundbook

Title: Maggie by Netta Newbound

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Book Description:

When sixteen-year-old Maggie Simms’ mum loses her battle with cancer, the only family she has left is her abusive stepfather, Kenny.

Horrified to discover he intends to continue his nightly abuse, Maggie is driven to put a stop to him once and for all.

However, she finds her troubles are only just beginning when several of her closest allies are killed.

Although nothing seems to be linking the deaths, Maggie believes she is jinxed.

Why are the people she cares about being targeted?

And who is really behind the murders?

Sometimes the truth is closer than you think.

 

Review:

Maggie, reeling from the loss of her mother is left alone with her stepfather Kenny, who has been abusing her for months. Unable to see a way out she kills him.

She is acquitted of his murder but the people who helped her begin dying in seemingly random accidents.

She thinks she’s cursed but local policeman, and Kenny’s best friend, detective Jake Stuart, is hounding her, thinking she is responsible for their deaths.

Now I feel so sorry for Maggie, as she’s only sixteen and she’s forced to commit an unspeakable crime. But I had to keep reminding myself she was that young, as throughout most of the book, (it’s written in the first person), it’s more like a twenty or thirty year old woman talking.

There are some good supporting characters like Claudia, Maggie’s kind neighbour who takes her in after killing Kenny and her friend Rachel, who dumped her when her mother got sick but then rekindled their friendship. Then we have detective Jake Stuart, he is absolutely vile and wished I could punch him in the face.

There’s a few good twists in the story and I liked the little glimpses inside the mind of the killer but I felt the story line was a bit rushed and lacking in detail. Also it felt more like a young adult novel, which there’s nothing wrong with, I love a good YA novel, but I was expecting something a little grittier.

Overall not the most detailed but a quick and easy read.

 

Rating: 3/5

 

Author Bio:

My name’s Netta Newbound. I write thrillers in many different styles — some grittier than others.Netta pic The Cold Case Files have a lighter tone and are full of fun. I also write a series set in London, which features one of my favourite characters, Detective Adam Stanley. These books are a little grittier. My standalone books, The Watcher and An Impossible Dilemma, are not for the faint hearted, and it seems you either love them or hate them—I’d love to know what you think.

Originally from Manchester, England, I have travelled extensively and have lived and worked in a variety of exciting places. I now live in New Zealand with my husband. We have three grown up children and four grandchildren.


Author links:

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Website –http://www.nettanewbound.com/

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#BlogBlitz Her Dark Retreat By @thewriterjude @Bloodhoundbook

Title: Her Dark Retreat by J.A Baker

Publisher: Bloodhound books.

Description:

The coastguard’s residence Chamber Cottage, which sits high up on the North Yorkshire cliffs overlooking The North Sea, holds many dark secrets.

Alec and Peggy are struggling to overcome their marital problems. Both damaged by problems from their childhoods, they are trying to get on with their lives. But this is hard for them to do when they both believe they are being watched. As a result, Peggy, who has terrible scars on her face, becomes more agoraphobic.

To make matters worse, Peggy discovers her estranged mother is stalking both she and Alec, claiming she has a dark secret that is putting Peggy in danger.

What caused the scars on Peggy’s face? Is Alex really the monster Peggy’s mother believes him to be? And what secrets does Chamber Cottage hold?

Review:

Peggy is a successful writer but her life is a bit of a mess. Scarred from an accident when she was younger, her marriage is falling apart. Then her estranged mother comes back into her life claiming her husband, Alec, is not who he thinks he is, he’s responsible for the disappearance of a young woman called Sheryl.

I found this book so addictive, it grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let me go!

I like the way the author gives you bits of information, but not everything, so you had to read on to unravel the mystery.

It’s told from several different viewpoints: Peggy, her husband Alec, Peggy’s estranged mum Audrey, Maude, Peggy and Alec’s elderly neighbour (who is suffering from advanced dementia) and Rachel Sheryl’s sister. I know that seems a lot but I feel each viewpoint really added to the story.

I really sympathised with all the characters, flawed in their own ways. As a mother, I really identified with Audrey, all she wants is to save her daughter and she’d do anything to do that.

I have to be honest I figured out who was responsible for the disappearance of Sheryl but I feel like sometimes it’s nice to do a bit of your own detective work (in your mind of course) and you turn out to be right.

Rating: 5/5

Author Bio:

Born in Middlesbrough too many years ago to mention, J. A. Baker developed a deep dmiimlbpigiilldgappreciation of literature and reading from a young age after being introduced to it by her parents. Weekly visits to the library were the norm and after being handed a collection of Edgar Allen Poe stories by her father, her love for the darker side of fiction slowly grew. She is an avid reader of all books but is drawn in particular, to psychological thrillers.

After many rejections (too many to mention!) her debut novel, Undercurrent, was published by Bloodhound Books in March 2017 and made it into the top 100 Amazon chart in both the UK and Canada. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her third novel and working on her fourth one.

J. A. Baker has four grown up children and lives in a village on the outskirts of Darlington with her husband Richard, and Theo, their barking mad dog.

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Amazon –https://www.amazon.co.uk/J.A.-Baker/e/B06XSNWB4T/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1505332991&sr=8-1

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#BookReview No Vain Loss by @mcfrank_author

Title: No Vain Loss by M.C. Frank.

Genre: Sci-fi

Release Date: 5th December 2017

Description:

A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn’t known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
This is the One World.
The year is 2524.

Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic young adult novel in three parts is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.

Written in three parts, this is the breathtaking story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.


In No Vain Loss, the world is on the brink of the greatest war humanity has ever known. Lives will be lost. New truths will be revealed.


Review:

I was given a copy of this by the author herself in exchange for an honest review.

I would highly recommend you read the first two books in the series before you read this one. You can read my review for the first in the series, No Ordinary Star here and the second No Plain Rebel here.

I always feel sad when a series ends and this one is no exception. I’ve gotten very attached to these books.

It picks up where the last book No Plain Rebel left off. There are ten heartbeats left until midnight, Felix, the tin soldier, is facing down the evil Commander Kun and trying to stop him from unleashing a deadly virus that could wipe out the Earth’s population.

At the beginning, you are up on that stage with the terrified Felix and the clock that is counting down the seconds until midnight and the start of the year 2525. Then action really kicks in, as you are launched into the battle between Astra, Felix and the rebels with Chairman Kun and his drones.

*Mini Spoiler alert* Astra and Felix kiss!!!! I’ve been waiting for that moment for so long and it didn’t disappoint. And Ursa the polar bear made an appearance too. I can’t tell you how happy I was.

There was plenty of moments that made me gasp or reach for the tissues. It was definitely a bumpy ride emotionally.

But I would have liked to have seen a little bit more of the wonderful world M.C Frank has created. I would have also loved a face off in the skies between Felix and Astra and the commander of Venus who was the real brains behind the planned mass extinction on One World.

But this is a satisfying end to a great Sci-fi series with a really heartfelt ending.

Rating: 4/5

 

Author Bio:

M.C. Frank (writer, reader, designer, physicist and teacher, to name a few) has been living in a mc frankworld of stories ever since she can remember (that’s before she knew how to write). She started writing them down when she could no longer stand the characters in her head screaming at her to give them life, and while those first scribblings weren’t exactly good (nor were they books, although she insisted on calling them that), they were enough for her to discover her passion in life.
She got her university degree in physics a few years ago (yes, she’s like Sheldon, only a bit crazier!) and is now free to pursue her love of reading and writing, as well her free-lance job as editor-in-chief. She lives with her ‘dude’ in a home filled with candles, laptops and notebooks, where she rearranges her overflowing bookshelves every time she feels stressed.
Which is often, since (as you might have noticed) she doesn’t pick the easiest subjects for her novels.
Learn more about her and her New Adult, Young Adult, scifi, Greek mythology and historical novels at mcfrankauthor.com

 

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#BookReview Holy Crap The World Is Ending by Anna-Marie Abell.

Title: Holy Crap The World Is Ending by Anna-Marie Abell

Publisher: Alien Abduction Press.

Description:

End times are here! Now you can eat whatever you want and not care if you gain weight.

The president has announced that Earth is going to collide with a rogue moon, and in the process, our entire planet is going to be smashed to bits. As one would expect, upon hearing this news, humans went ballistic. It was as if every sports team in the world lost their championship game at the same time. No car was left unrolled—but oddly enough, Taco Bell remained open and made unfathomable profits in the last days. Apparently, Doritos Locos® Tacos were a popular last meal.

Autumn (who for the purpose of this retelling asked to be portrayed as drool-inducing hot with kick-ass ninja skills) has just been handed the task of saving all of humanity. With the help of her unbelievably sexy alien boyfriend and her kleptomaniac friend with fire-retardant hair, Autumn races to save her fellow humans by using the Ark of the Covenant. Along the way, she discovers how sheltered people are from the truth of extraterrestrials and their power to either protect us or destroy us.

Stupid government.

Grab a bottle of wine, a shipload of snacks, and prepare to take a ride on this humorous chick lit romantic sci-fi paranormal adventure. If you’re into Ancient Aliens, conspiracy theories, UFOs, crave a little sexy time in your reading, are curious if we were genetically engineered (like the Sumerian cuneiform texts claim), and are dying to find out the meaning of life, then this book is for you.

 

Review:

I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.

I have genuinely been putting this review off for weeks now. As a writer myself I understand how hard it is to sit down and write a book get it published then to have a stranger tell you that they don’t like it. Unfortunately that’s the case with this one.

I was drawn in by the quirky title and the sci-fi aspect of the story. It was showcased on NetGalley under the humour category but I think a lot of the humour went over my head.

I was expecting an action packed, funny adventure, something along the lines of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and instead it seemed like more of a thinly disguised romance story.

It started talking about Light Beings, Sumerians and Anunnaki which were completely lost me.

I also found the main character, Autumn, (I think that was her name anyway. It wasn’t mentioned much in the book as it was written in the first person), annoying and her love interest/alien boring.

I tried several times to read to the end of the book but in the end I gave up.

Rating: 1/5 (I feel so harsh!)

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