Review: Penny

Synopsis:

Have you ever looked at a coin in the palm of your hand and wondered where it has been, what it has seen and heard, and what stories it could tell? Well, in a nutshell, that is what PENNY is about as this very special one-cent piece passes through the hands of ordinary people, the famous, the infamous, the saints, and the sinners and hangs out in churches, honkytonks, and everywhere in between. This book tells the stories of the people whose hands PENNY passes through. Why is this particular penny so special? Well, because it was the final penny ever minted of 95% copper, on October 22, 1982. After that, all one-cent pieces are pathetic and puny, consisting of 97.5% zinc with only a touch of copper thrown in. That’s why. After reading PENNY, you might never again be able to pass by a penny lying on the ground without at least giving a thought to picking it up and putting it in your pocket. Every book should be dedicated to someone or something, and this book is dedicated to the penny pinchers of the world. Okay, also to the penny hoarders. PENNY is Peter Davidson’s twenty-eighth published book.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Penny by Peter Davidson is a fascinating tale. I got to trace the travels of the penny throughout these pages. As it exchanged hands from rich to poor and from regular people to the famous. This coin has many stories to tell. I was intrigued. Now, everytime I hold a penny, I will always wonder where it had been before I got it. Peter Davidson took on a new topic that causes the mind to wonder…overall, I recommend this book to readers everywhere. 

Finding a Cure for Diabetes!


It’s been said it takes a village to raise a child.

 If that’s true, NY Times bestselling author Brenda Novak is building a village, the goal of which is to find a cure for Diabetes.

 We all know someone with Diabetes. Maybe it’s a friend or a sibling. Maybe – as in Brenda’s case – it’s your child. It’s wrenching, isn’t it? To watch someone you care for struggle to balance blood sugar levels with injected insulin? In our busy lives, we don’t always think about how we can help. But Brenda does. She’s dedicated over a decade to finding a cure and has raised $2.5 million to fund Diabetes research. Just this year, the FDA approved testing the artificial pancreas (which regulates insulin) in people who have Diabetes. It’s a start.

 But it takes a village to beat disease.

 This holiday season, Brenda has assembled a village of romance authors to help raise money for the cure. In ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, you’ll find 14 stories of hope and happy endings from some of the best known names in romance. And 100% of the proceeds from this digital box set will go directly to finding a cure.

 For less than $10, you’ll find stories from NY Times bestsellers Debbie Macomber, Bella Andre, Melody Anne, Violet Duke, Marie Force, Brenda Novak, Laurelin Paige & Kayti McGee, Jane Porter, Melanie Shawn and RaeAnne Thayne; as well as USA Today bestsellers Melinda Curtis, Scarlett York, and Anna J Stewart. For less than $10, you can help someone you know.

 Join Brenda’s village to find a cure for Diabetes by ordering your copy of ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS today!

 Kindle: http://amzn.to/29I24Kx

Nook: http://bit.ly/2eNTBp6

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Google Play: http://bit.ly/29Hrw18

 

Review: Olive & Jumpy (49-51)


Synopsis:

Oliver is an elegant tuxedo cat, who is full of himself. As a matter of fact he says: “I love myself!”, quite often. Naughty, isn’t he? But his best friend Jumpy, a kangaroo lady, is aware that he has a soft heart and will always want to help others. The great thing is Jumpy’s pouch, which Oliver loves to ride in! He calls her his kangaroo taxi! These little bedtime stories with their lovely illustrations are great for small kids. A parent can read the text and tell the child in his own words. These animal stories have sufficient text to keep early readers happy and provide some educational value. Love you all! Meow! 

Story 49: Ice – Joey is getting Oliver into big trouble with an ice bear.

Story 50: Mice Chase – Oliver is the tutor of a bunch of mice.

Story 51: Dragon Heat – A naughty dragon is taught a lesson.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Oliver and Jumpy stories 49-51 by Werner Stejskal were absolutely amazing. Again, the beautifully illustrated pages drew me into the stories. Every page was filled with action. Adventures waiting for readers to jump into with Oliver the cat and Jumpy the kangaroo. The first short story in this collection was about ice. Oliver ended up teaching Joey how to skate. But then Jumpy landed into trouble once again. Oliver his friend came to his rescue. However, they both needed to be rescued by a whale who chased off a mean eating polar bear. Then, the next story was funny. Oliver doesn’t eat mice. He chases his mouse friend just for exercise. Until one day, the mouse asks Oliver to chase his six kids around instead. Oliver agreed. But boy, did Oliver get a workout. The six mice had Oliver chasing them around everywhere. The last story was another adventure rescue by both Oliver and Jumpy. They both come across a door that led into a new land. This time they meet a large ant, a giant, and have to capture a fire breathing dragon. This collection of children’s stories are well-written and highly engaging. I loved reading these stories. Werner Stejskal is a talented writer whose work I would highly recommend to readers everywhere. 

Review: Forsaken

 

Synopsis:

Journey into the darkness… A child learns that he possesses the power to heal, and the terrible consequences that come with it. Sinister forces rise in opposition when a man tries to atone for the wrong he’s done. Welcome to Forsaken. Where people can’t simply move away after discovering the house is haunted. Where an innocent gift becomes one woman’s heaviest burden. From a friendly game of Russian roulette to a bachelor party that goes completely off the rails, happy endings are overrated.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Forsaken by Bryant Wiley is an excellent collection of short stories to read. All the tales within are dark, edgy, and intriguing. The suspense of what comes keeps me turning the pages in a haste to read it all. The writer’s talent is brilliant. I feel like I was taken from my chair and straight into the book. Each story was like another mini movie that stretched before me. I find it entertaining. Forsaken contains eight well-written and highly developed tales for all to enjoy. I like reading it, and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.

 

Review: Dinosaur Chronicles

 

Synopsis: 

A scientist creates a time machine and precipitates the Ultimate Disaster.
Two boys enter a county fair and encounter the world’s greatest juggler, who has a secret that’s both wonderful and double-edged.
A man kills and forgets–utterly–that his victims ever existed; a nurse tries to help and uncovers a shocking secret.
Of what use is a planet with a 20,000-year lifespan? And why would it be a locus for murder?
A couple is stranded in their Colorado cottage by an antagonized creature that they can’t see, and it’s getting bolder and smarter as the hours go by.

The Dinosaur Chronicles contains 14 long and short tales of science fiction and fantasy in the classic style; they run the gamut from the thoughtful to the witty to the poignant. Tales of adventure and tales of discovery teem with characters that are everyday, one-in-a-million and from beyond the edge of reality. Let the stories from this collection take you to places strange, wonderful and–sometimes–downright scary.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

Dinosaur Chronicles by Joseph M. Erhardt is indeed full of unique places that we could never imagine. Like the possibility of time machines working and humans meeting with aliens.  This is a collection of the most exciting reads I have seen. Each story differs but still lures readers deep into its own plot. The characters in each story are so different from one another, that readers will be amazed at Joseph M. Erhardt’s talent as a writer.  Fear, suspense, and well-written stories await on every page of this incredible collection. Dinosaur Chronicles is definitely a must read for all. The first page will drag you deep and deeper into the stunning pieces. Be prepared to taste adventure first hand by Joseph M. Erhardt. Overall, I highly recommend to read to readers world wide.

 

ATTENTION ALL WRITERS!

Write a novel within 12 months! How is that possible? Most novels are about 10,000 words. Within 12 months you can write a total of  12,000 words. By breaking it down into small sections. Each month your goal is to write 1,000 words! That’s right! A grand total of  1,ooo words a month. Now, you may say that is a lot of words but it really isn’t. That’s only 250 words a week!

Therefore starting on today, October 15th – November 15th, you are to write 1,000 words.

Your goal is to write 250 words by October 21st.  Can you do it? Yes, you can!

You are required to:

– Post the word count that you wrote for week #1 on October 21st.

– Post briefly what your story is about for week #1.

– Post a list of who your protagonist and antagonists are, where does your story take place, what are your main character(s) goals (needs or wants), and name 3 conflicts (problems) that you plan to happen.