Saturday, May 21, 2016
Given the opportunity, would you assume someone else's identity and leave your old life behind? A serendipitous crossing of paths between Lisa Barnes, a down-on-her-luck job seeker, and Julie Forman, a personal trainer to an Olympic hopeful, forever changes the course of both women's lives. One winds up dead and the other finds herself a fugitive, hiding behind one lie after another as a cold-blooded killer methodically hunts her. Desperately trying to stay alive, the terrified woman enlists the help of Forensic Instincts, a rogue investigative team that clandestinely operates in the gray area between legal and illegal. Safeguarding their client's deception, Forensic Instincts digs into dangerous territory as they try to find out who's after their client and why. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in Chicago, New Jersey, and Vermont as a megalomaniacal genius will stop at nothing to eradicate anyone who threatens the success of his medical breakthrough. With an unhinged client and a monstrous criminal enterprise as its adversary, Forensic Instincts is forced into uncharted territory to protect their client and save one of their own from becoming the next corpse. Forensic Instincts is an unorthodox, criminal investigative team that carefully navigates the fine line between legal and illegal. The team consists of a behaviorist, a former Navy SEAL, a techo-wiz, an intuitive, a pickpocket, a retired FBI agent, and a human scent evidence dog."
This book was a very different genre than I normally will read. So, I began with an open mind and steeled myself for a ride of epic proportions. I was not disappointed. The author built up her story which came in waves of anticipating breaths.
The only real problem for me is it seemed to build up almost too slow and I found the last half of the book more thrilling and on edge of your seat reading than the first half. It seemed non-plausible that a fairly naive teen could get wrapped up in a scheme so diabolical that it was a mind blow. In fact, it seemed a bit confusing to me that the characters who were the clients and main characters in the first half became minor characters in the second half of the book.
Did this make me not like the book? The answer is no! Overall, I felt the characters were well worked and genuine in all aspects whether they were sinister or good. In fact, I could not wait to turn the pages as the book continued to build and build. The whole non-plausible thing in my mind, was crafted beautifully by the author to become something in the end that could be quite plausible and something you might eventually see on a news broadcast.
There is one thing that I would personally like to direct to the author and that is that maybe there should be a warning of possible triggers to individuals that read the book. I will not reveal what those are for the purposes of my review but I do think there should be warning.
This book is not for the faint of heart but in the same sense it is not blood and guts that would have turned me off of further reading. No, this is a psychological mind game and a good one at that.
This book gets 4 stars from me.
Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for my open and honest opinion. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~M.M. aka Naila Moon
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Friday, May 20, 2016
#Spotlight: The Florentine Deception by Carey Nachenberg #Mystery #Technothriller #AmateurSleuth #adultfiction @climberkip @iReadBookTours
NOTE: I am spotlighting this book as part of the tour for iRead Tours but more importantly, I am highlighting this book because the author is donating all the proceeds from sales of this book to charities. These charities help underprivileged and low-income students.
To date: 1,620 books sold, $8,173.00 donated as of (with $182 pending)!
Let's help him reach his goal of selling 2,000 books and donating $10,000!
About The Florentine Deception:
A seemingly mundane computer clean-up leads to an electrifying quest for an enigmatic—and deadly—treasure in this gripping techno-thriller.
After selling his dorm-room startup for millions and effectively retiring at the age of twenty-five, Alex Fife is eager for a new challenge. When he agrees to clean up an old PC as a favor, he never expects to find the adventure of a lifetime waiting for him inside the machine. But as he rummages through old emails, Alex stumbles upon a startling discovery: The previous owner, a shady antiques smuggler, had been trying to unload a mysterious object known as the Florentine on the black market. And with the dealer’s untimely passing, the Florentine is now unaccounted for and ripe for the taking. Alex dives headfirst into a hunt for the priceless object.
What starts out as a seemingly innocuous pursuit quickly devolves into a nightmare when Alex discovers the true technological nature of the Florentine. Not just a lost treasure, it’s something far more insidious: a weapon that could bring the developed world to its knees. Alex races through subterranean grottos, freezing morgues, and hidden cellars in the dark underbelly of Los Angeles, desperate to find the Florentine before it falls into the wrong hands. Because if nefarious forces find it first, there’ll be nothing Alex—or anyone else—can do to prevent a catastrophic attack.
Would you like to win a copy of this book? Giveaway HERE Good luck! ~Naila Moon
Carey Nachenberg is Symantec Corporation's Chief Engineer and is considered one of the inventors of Norton AntiVirus. As Chief Engineer, Carey drives the technical strategy for all of Symantec's core security technologies and security content. He has led the design and development of Symantec's core antivirus, intrusion prevention and reputation-based security technologies; his work in these areas have garnered over eighty-five United States patents.
Carey holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, where he continues to serve as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I am so excited to have written this book with authors, Linda Cadose and J.A. Gerber. The book is a fantastic compilation of great minds and I could not be happier. Currently the book is on Kindle but very soon is coming out in paperback. Stay tuned!
In some towns, the past is easily forgotten. Not in Wellfleet Bluffs. Lynne and Jason buy their dream house online and quickly move to the quaint little town. After unexplained events send them looking for answers, will they become a forgotten part of history or will they find the answers and help the ghosts of the past find peace?
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Hello! Welcome to the May 2016 Kid Lit Blog Hop. This exciting,monthly hop, is where we develop an engaged group of people who love everything that has to do with children's literature. Everyone is welcome to join us: bloggers, authors, publicist, and publishers!
Simply make a post related to Children’s literature and add it to the linky. (Please make sure to add your direct post only) If you are an author, feel free just to link to your blog.
Once you are done, then hop around to visit others. Please follow the co-host and visit at least the two people above your link. Please leave a comment when you do visit, we all like those.
Also, it would be appreciated if you grab the Kid Lit Blog Hop Badge and display it on your blog and/or your post.
We would also be grateful if you tweet about the blog hop. Let’s grow this wonderful community.
Our next hop will be June 15, 2016. The hostess will be around to see you. Happy Hopping!
Monday, May 16, 2016
a Rafflecopter giveaway Tour Schedule: May 16 - Cheryl's Book Nook - spotlight / giveaway May 16 - Corinne Rodrigues - spotlight / giveaway May 16 - Bound 4 Escape - spotlight / giveaway May 16 - Dab of Darkness - review / author interview / giveaway May 17 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - review May 17 - #redhead.with.book - spotlight / giveaway May 17 - Words And Peace - spotlight / giveaway May 18 - Book reviews nature photos and everything in between - spotlight May 18 - T's Stuff - spotlight / giveaway May 18 - Take It Personel-ly - review / author interview / giveaway May 19 - Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama - spotlight / giveaway May 19 - Fantastic Feathers - spotlight / giveaway May 19 - 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy , + Sissy, Too! - spotlight / giveaway May 19 - Life as Leels - review May 20 - Celticlady's Reviews - spotlight / giveaway May 20 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - guest post May 20 - Reading Authors - spotlight / giveaway May 20 - Olio by Marilyn - review / author interview May 23 - Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes - spotlight / giveaway May 23 - Ali - The Dragon Slayer - review / guest post / giveaway May 23 - Deal Sharing Aunt - spotlight / giveaway May 24 - Rockin' Book Reviews - spotlight / giveaway May 24 - The Travelogue of a book addict - The Book Drealms - spotlight / giveaway May 24 - Blooming with Books - spotlight / giveaway May 25 - Brooke Blogs - review / guest post / giveaway May 25 - Book and Ink - spotlight / giveaway May 25 - alwaysjoart - spotlight / giveaway May 26 - the bookdragon - spotlight / giveaway May 26 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - spotlight / giveaway May 26 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway May 27 - Create With Joy - review / giveaway May 27 - Bookworm for Kids - spotlight / giveaway May 27 - Storeybook Reviews - spotlight / giveaway