Thursday, 13 September 2018

Short Fuses Review

Short Fuses (Four free short stories)

Short Fuses by Stephen Leather

Description: Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of six of his bestselling thrillers.

The short stories are: Breaking In (where a burglar gets more than he bargained for when he breaks into a London house), Strangers On A Train (where a mugging on a train doesn't go to plan), Inspector Zhang and the Hotel Guest (where the Singaporean detective solves a mystery) and Cat's Eyes (the backstory of a Bangkok go-go dancer).

There are also tasters of six of his bestselling novels, including The Chinaman, The Vets and The Birthday Girl.

Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers. He was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series. Two of his books, The Stretch and The Bombmaker, were made into movies.

My Review: I thought there were plenty of potential within this book. There were some things I didn't see coming.

Each story is worth reading, but I will give you some advice. Do not read this on a night. It will scare you stiff and give you nightmares.

Overall, I thought this was a good book with short stories that left me feeling chilled to the bones.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Review: Diabetic Meal Plans: Diabetes Type-2 Quick & Easy Gluten Free Low Cholesterol Whole Foods Diabetic Recipes full of Antioxidants & Phytochemicals

Diabetic Meal Plans: Diabetes Type-2 Quick & Easy Gluten Free Low Cholesterol Whole Foods Diabetic Recipes full of Antioxidants & Phytochemicals
Diabetic Meal Plans:  by Don Orwell


How Can You Go Wrong With Superfoods-Only Diet? 
FACT:Way too many of us live in a state of poor health, lethargy and moderate obesity. We live with headaches, back pain, inflammation, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, skin problems, insomnia and cancer – they’re all the byproducts of modern western diet, based on processed food. Superfoods are foods and the medicine and they can help with all these symptoms!! 

Diabetic Meal Plans - 16th edition contains 6 week meal plans with recipes for Diabetes Type 2, created with 100% Diabetic Superfoods ingredients. 

Most of the meals can be prepared in just 10-15 minutes. Each recipe combines Diabetic Superfoods ingredients that deliver astonishing amounts of antioxidants, essential fatty acids (like omega-3), minerals, vitamins, and more. 

“Our Food Should Be Our Medicine And Our Medicine Should Be Our Food.” - Hippocrates 460 - 370 BC 

The best thing about Superfoods Diabetic Lifestyle is that it will keep your appetite and cravings under control and it will balance your hormones. It's nearly impossible to lose fat if your hormones are out of balance. Superfoods Diabetic Lifestyle works because it’s return to the type of food your body naturally craves and was designed for. Whole foods Superfoods is the food humans consumed for literally millions of years. Superfoods are nutritionally dense foods that are widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. Superfoods diet forbids processed foods, hybridized foods, gluten foods and high glycemic foods. There is nothing super in any of the processed foods or today’s hybridized wheat, corn, soy or potatoes. Processed food is the main reason why people suffer from inflammations and why their hormones are out of balance.Superfoods Diet is the only diet that doesn’t restrict any major type of food. If features: 

• Healthy Fats: Olive Oil, Nuts, Seeds, Coconut Oil, Avocado 
• Proteins: Salmon, Beans, Organic Chicken, Grass-Fed Beef, Pork Tenderloin 
• Non-gluten Carbs: Fruits, Vegetables 
• Antioxidants: Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric, Cacaa, Cinnamon, Berries 

Superfoods are basically nutrients packed foods especially beneficial for health and well-being. After eating these superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients for only a week or two you will: 
• Start losing weight and boost energy 
• Get rid of sugar or junk food cravings 
• Lower your blood sugar and stabilize your insulin level 
• Detox your body from years of eating processed foods 
• Lower your blood pressure and your cholesterol 
• Fix your hormone imbalance and boost immunity 
• Increase your stamina and libido 
• Get rid of inflammations in your body 

My Review
Some great ideas for weekly meal plans and great recipes to follow would like more recipes for just one person though some of the recipes are for 8 servings.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Overshadowed Review


Overshadowed by Vannetta Chapman

Description: When the Lights Go Out...
Who Will Be Ready?
All Gabe Thompson wanted was a rewarding and challenging career in the U.S. military. He's about to get his wish.

The government knows that a massive solar flare could plunge the entire world into darkness for decades to come, but few believe it will ever happen. The governor of Texas is hoping it won't, but planning that it could. She implements her brainchild, the top secret Operation Nightshade, and Gabe suddenly finds himself chosen to train for the end of modern society.

When the government learns their darkest fear is about to become a reality, Gabe can't warn anyone of the impending disaster—but he can stock his shelves and do everything in his power to ensure his neighbor, Lenora Diaz, will survive as long as possible.

Gabe must race against a cataclysmic solar clock if he hopes to be in position when the blackout descends.

My Review: This is the first book before the series. It is about an event that changes everything for everybody.

There is no power and everything changes for the worst. It's like preparing for the end of the world. The book makes you think, what if this happened for real? Maybe others will think this once they read this book.

The book is filled with suspense and will keep you reading until the very end.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

The Cold King Review

The Cold King by Amber Jaeger

The Cold King by Amber Jaeger

Description: From the author of The Hemlock Bay Series comes a new retelling of an old tale…

… Not every Beast is a prince charming at heart and not every Beauty is a maiden just waiting for love…

Calia Thorn has lived her entire life in a small town sheltered by the Cold King’s mountain. Working day and night to care for her younger siblings, complete her unending chores and please her selfish, lazy mother has left her with few dreams for her own future.

But then even those meager hopes are taken from her when the Cold King comes down from his mountain to demand a new servant. Ungraceful, unladylike, undesired and unwanted by even her own family, Calia is chosen to be sent to the palace.

The Cold King has lived for three hundred years under a curse imposed by his own father. With no hope of ever breaking it, he settles for keeping his heart frozen against any pain— or hope.

When his new servant arrives, she challenges him in ways no one ever has and sparks fly. But not every Beast is a prince charming at heart and not every beauty is a maiden just waiting for love.

Sometimes happily ever after isn’t so easy…

My Review: This was quite an interesting read for me. There are many things I would love to point out.

I thought that the cold king was quite demanding and he was a little cold hearted. He was cruel at the start of the book. I felt sorry for Calia. She went through so much in her life. The servants were kind and helpful towards her. Her mother was a disappointment to her. I also felt the the cold king Valanka felt vulnerable and there was one mistake near the end of the book, but other than that, this was a very fantastic read and I would love to read this again and again.

I would highly recommend this book to those who love romance with a twist of fantasy.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

I Still Love You Review

I Still Love You

I Still Love You by Jane Lark

Description: Jason watched his new wife, Rachel, wishing he could make her laugh like she used to. She's making him up like a zombie for Halloween but she's the one acting like a zombie lately. This past year has been a rollercoaster ride for the young couple, but
now suddenly the ride's stopped and Jason isn't ready to get off. He wants his Rachel back, but seeing as his Rachel is hurting because she's sick, does it really even matter what he wants.

Rachel hates the sadness in her husband's eyes. It doesn't feel like he loves her anymore. But then who could love an emotional cripple like her? She's dragging him down, but
knowing it doesn't mean she can control her illness any more than he can.

My Review: I thought this was quite a good book, but the only problem is that it is not a standalone book.

There is another book before this one that introduces the two main characters.

It was a nice quick romantic read but I would recommend that you buy the book before this one to get what's going on in this book.

I would recommend this book to people who love a short romantic read.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Mommy Dearest Review

Mommy Dearest

Mommy Dearest by Willow Rose

Description: Do you really know your mother-in-law? A Spine-chilling Horror novella from the Queen of Scream.

We all know a relationship with your mother-in-law can be quite tricky from time to time. We jokingly call them things like Monster-in-law. However, sometimes, there is actual truth to that joke, isn’t there? Some of them do act like true monsters, don’t they?

When Crystal meets her future mother-in-law for the first time, she is excited. She knows it might be a challenge to have her live with them for an entire month, but still. It’s an old woman we’re talking about here. How much trouble can she cause?

My Review: At first I thought I wouldn't like this book, but I was wrong. I found the book to be quite bone chilling. This short horror story made me read the book until the very end.

It is a bone chilling novel and at the end of the book, it shocked me. I never saw it coming. It was a really good twist.

Overall I thought this was a very good book and I would recommend this book to people who love horror stories and would be a good book to read if you'd like to read horror books when it's dark outside.

High Hopes Review

High Hopes

High Hopes by Sue Lilley

Description: “It was one stolen night. He was my soulmate and I’d never felt more alive. I couldn’t tell him I got pregnant. It would’ve ruined everything. But now his daughter wants to meet him and I need to make things right.” Another tear escaped down her cheek. “Everybody’s going to hate me.”

Three friends are rocked when a 20-year secret blows their world apart. Steamy, passionate, and unpredictable. If you like sizzling love triangles you won’t want to miss it.

Grace has kept her heart-breaking secret for twenty years – a love child she gave up for adoption. She was a penniless student - how could she raise a baby alone? Then she receives a letter out of the blue. Her long-lost daughter is searching for answers.

Her two best friends are married and don’t know one of them is the girl’s father. If Grace confesses now, the marriage will be destroyed and it will surely be the end of their lifelong friendship. But what choice does Grace have?

Set in the wilds of Poldark-country – the stormy cliffs and windswept beaches of picturesque Cornwall – an engrossing saga filled with suspense, simmering jealousy and heartbreak. Can a future be built on the quicksand of secrets and lies? Surely there can be no second chances when three friends discover they don’t know each other at all.

My Review: This book was quite a fascinating read. It is filled with many secrets that makes the character want to find out more about what was going on.

There are some parts in the book that are quite interesting that will make you want to keep on reading the book until you've finished it.

Overall, this was a very good read and would love to read it again.