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Rachel lives in
constant fear that she will burst into flames. She can feel the heat building
in her gut. She keeps buckets of water under the bed. She keeps them to fend
off the flames that her body may create.
Autocombustophobia. That's what they say she has.
No one will believe Rachel when she explains that she spontaneously combusted once before. That's why her body is covered in burns.
Rachel's mother is the only one who knows what really happened to her. All she said was that it was an accident, before she disappeared leaving Rachel to live with her grandparents.
When Rachel becomes reunited with her estranged mother, she struggles to uncover the truth behind her injuries. As Rachel spends time with the mother she has never known, she is thrown into a strange world of paranormal obsession, spells, and sage burning.
Long buried family secrets are revealed and Rachel's fear of Spontaneous Human Combustion becomes unmanageable.
There are some terrifying truths to uncover and a man on fire. He stands burning at the foot of her bed.
About the Author
Jyvur Entropy writes horror and romance. She is a pessimist, a chaotic neutral, and a massive fan of Die Antwoord.
Combustion is her most well known work. It premiered on Wattpad in 2016, where it went on to collect over 94,000 views, was featured twice by Wattpad and longlisted for the 2018 Watty’s.
Jyvur knows everything about the Columbine massacre and buys a new bodice ripper every time she goes to the supermarket.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
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Elsie the vampire is three hundred years old, but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets Jimmy, a charming werewolf with a wry sense of humor and a fondness for running wild during the full moon. Together they enjoy horror films and scary novels, shady strolls, fine dining (though never with garlic), and a genuine fondness for each other’s unusual habits, macabre lifestyles, and monstrous appetites.
|I have to start by saying that I love the cover of this book. The book is hard bound and the vampiress is imprinted into the book, giving it an interesting feel.|
Then I opened the book and I have to say, I was in love. It is a different book that I would normally read because it is cartoon form.
The lines drawn were crisp and quirky and tells the story of a modern day wolf who meets a vampiress in a bar for monsters. The two unlikely characters get to know each other and fall in love. The story moves through like any other love story except with the addition of their personalities as we would know them to be.
This is by far a winner for me. I will certainly read it over and over, and I highly recommend it.
Disclosure: I purchase a copy of this book for my own collections. The view here is 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Michelle
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Saturday, April 24, 2021
#Review: Mickey On the Move by Michelle Wagner #deaf #cochlearimplants #disabilities #childrennonfiction
Book Title: Mickey on the Move by Michelle Wagner
Category: Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Jan, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
In this bighearted book, the real story of a young boy with deafness in his ears is aided by his mother and teachers in navigating new school experiences. Mickey is just like everyone else, except he wears cochlear implants and has to do things just a little differently than most. This charming tale reminds us that we can all find happiness if we lean on and support each other.
Born and raised in Chicago, Michelle Wagner was always a very positive and outgoing woman. Her energetic love for children and zest for life was admired by everyone who knew her. Michelle is a realtor whose career background involved restaurants and always helping other people. She has dedicated time and support to charities and events to help other children with hearing loss and assist families as they work through the different approaches to raising a special needs child in a typical environment.
connect with author: website ~ instagram
Sunday, April 11, 2021
2nd in Series
Setting - Florida
Perricot Publishing (March 30, 2021)
Number of Pages - 318 pages
Digital - ASIN : B08ZVF86VF
Boca Raton reporter Becks Ruchinsky is stunned when her son, Gabe, brings an ultra-Orthodox friend home from college and asks her to hide him. Six days later, his body is found floating in a canal. When police deem his death an accident, Becks launches her own inquiry—a journey that takes her from secretive Hasidic enclaves to the seedy underbelly of South Beach’s glitzy club scene—to find his killer. What she discovers jeopardizes her son’s life and challenges her religious conviction.
The Hasidic Rebbe’s Son is an intriguing and compulsively readable mystery that contrasts the beauty of Hasidic tradition with the unbending rules that may lead to desperation and murder.
Review: Coming soon.
Recipe from the book:
Becks Ruchinsky loves cooking almost as much as she enjoys poking her nose in other people’s business. She should know better, especially since her curiosity often draws her into murder investigations. Fortunately, Becks’ background as an investigative reporter provided her with the skills and connections she needs when looking into a suspicious death. In The Hasidic Rebbe’s Son, for example, a newspaper colleague-turned- private eye and, oddly enough, an elderly ultra-Orthodox yenta, helped Becks uncover the secrets that led to a Hasidic young man’s murder. Becks has been a food writer and cookbook author since her son’s disability forced her to abandon her newspaper career and is now working on a collection of Southern desert recipes, most of them handed down by her Savannah-born mother. Here’s a recipe for Haggard Cake, one of Becks’ sons favorites. Despite the rather dismal name, it’s delicious and pretty easy to make. Enjoy! You can sign up for my mailing list to receive a free collection of Jewish recipes entitled “Homemade Jewish Cooking.”
By Becks Ruchinsky
Even though I was raised in Miami, I grew up under the influence of a Southern cook, my mother, who was raised in Savannah, Georgia. On special occasions like birthdays and school graduations, she’d go all out, making sweet tea, fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Dessert was almost always Haggard Cake. I rarely make it anymore – I struggle with my weight – but like to have it waiting when the boys visit. It’s classic Southern cooking in the sense that it includes coconut, pineapple and pecans. One of the best parts of making this cake is the easy icing. You cook a few ingredients on the stove for three minutes and pour that over the warm cake. Perfect for the lazy and time-pressed cook. And trust me, as weird as this recipe appears to be – no butter or eggs in the batter – it works.
2 cups of flour
1½ cups of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking soda
Dash of salt
20 ounce can of crushed pineapple, undrained
1. Preheat oven 20 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 X 13 inch pan.
2. Pour everything into a large bowl and mix well with a spoon. Pour into the pan and bake 35 minutes or until a toothpick or knife placed in the cake comes out clean. Leave in pan.
1 small can of evaporated milk
1 stick of butter or margarine
1½ cups sugar
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt
1. While the cake is baking, melt the butter and milk in a medium saucepan over low-medium heat, stirring constantly.
2. 2. Once the butter is melted, add the sugar and stir to combine. Beat for two minutes in the saucepan with an immersion blender or hand-held mixer. A whisk is probably fine. Add the vanilla, salt, coconut and chopped pecans.
3. Pour over the cake while both are warm, and let the cake sit a few hours to absorb the liquid.
About the author:
Joan Lipinsky Cochran is a South Florida-based writer whose crime and mystery novels focus on subcultures of American Judaism. In her latest novel, The Hasidic Rebbe’s Son, her protagonist is compelled to explore the glitzy South Beach nightclub scene and the secretive world of Hasidic Judaism to find a killer. It is the second in The Becks Ruchinsky Mystery Series. The first, The Yiddish Gangster’s Daughter, is the story of a woman whose world is upended – and life threatened – when she discovers her father was a member of the Jewish mafia.
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Haunted Hibiscus (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs
About Haunted Hibiscus
Cozy Mystery 22nd in Series
Publisher: Berkley (March 2, 2021)
Hardcover: 336 pages
Tea maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.
It is the week before Halloween and Theodosia Browning, proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop, and her tea sommelier, Drayton, are ghosting through the dusk of a cool Charleston evening on their way to the old Bouchard Mansion. Known as the Gray Ghost, this dilapidated place was recently bequeathed to the Heritage Society, and tonight heralds the grand opening of their literary and historical themed haunted house.
Though Timothy Neville, the patriarch of the Heritage Society, is not thrilled with the fund-raising idea, it is the perfect venue for his grandniece, Willow French, to sign copies of her new book, Carolina Crimes & Creepers.
But amid a parade of characters dressed as Edgar Allan Poe, Lady Macbeth, and the Headless Horseman, Willow's body is suddenly tossed from the third-floor tower room and left to dangle at the end of a rope. Police come screaming in and Theodosia's boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, is sent to Willow's apartment to investigate. But minutes later, he is shot and wounded by a shadowy intruder.
Timothy begs Theodosia to investigate, and shaken by Riley's assault, she readily agrees. Now, she questions members of the Heritage Society and a man who claims the mansion is rightfully his, as well as Willow's book publisher and her fiancé, all while hosting a Sherlock Holmes tea and catering several others.
But the Gray Ghost holds many secrets, as do several other key suspects, while this murder mystery plays out on the eve of Halloween.
INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!
About Laura Childs
Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fundraising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.
Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:
The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.
The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!
The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.Laura’s Links: Website – http://www.laurachilds.com/
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Friday, February 19, 2021
Book Title: Battle of the Bullies by Fenyx Blue
Category: YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 301 pages
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Publisher: Wisdom Works, LLC.
Release date: October 29, 2020
Content Rating: G. There are not any explicit sex scenes or any excessive use of bad language
Ebony, Eris, and Emani Robertson have been through so much more than most high school freshman. When they were younger, they survived a school shooting that killed their friends and left their oldest sister unable to speak. After giving home-schooling a try, they enroll in a promising new academy, hoping for the best. The Robertsons soon discover, however, that their new classmates are anything but kind. A mysterious group of bullies known as the Dimes rules the hallways and spreads fear everywhere they go. All three sisters end up being targets of the gang and have to find a way to defend themselves. The triplets couldn't be more different, but their loyalty to each other and to their school never fails. Along with a diverse group of friends, the Robertsons do everything they can to uncover their identity of the Dimes and restore order to the school. As if their lives weren't complicated enough, they also get sucked in to a much bigger game-discovering who was responsible for the attack on their old school. Can they bring down the Dimes and bring the murderer to justice, all while trying to make it through ninth grade?
Since I was someone who got bullied in Elementary school, this book resonated with me. The tale told here is a high school drama about three sisters who are the main characters but others in the school who are also being bullied. As you read, you find out just who is being not only bullied but threatened even with their life. The reader will find it somewhat surprising.
I did not know that this book was part of a trilogy when I first began reading it. In fact, it is the second book but, there is enough pre-information written that it becomes a stand alone book. There is a prologue in the beginning which intrigued this reader and did help set up the book. That was a cool beginning.
The main part of the book set up the mysteries Dimes and the murderer mentioned in the "about" section. It was a back and forth which kept the book interesting enough to keep going. Some of the scenario were far fetched but the characters that belonged to them were also interesting.
There was also an "afterwards" in the back. I did not think it was necessary per se, but it did help to know what happened to all of the characters and gave a taste of what book three will be like.
Just a note: I liked the cover on this book. However, it did not give any indication of what was inside the book, other than the title itself. If the author in the future changes the book cover, I think I would like to see all three of the triplets on the cover and maybe even some minor characters in the background. Also, found a couple of typos but that was not that big of deal for me.
Overall, a terrific read 4 stars!
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book (and a blue feather-awesome) from the author. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Michelle
BLUE: Bold, Loving, Unapologetic, and Evolving are words to describe Fenyx Blue. Ms. Blue is an author, Youtuber (FENYX BLUE INK), speaker, ministry leader, mentor, instructional coach and her school district’s former “Those Who Excel” Teacher of the Year. Ms. Blue is a soldier in the Blue Fenyx movement encouraging every phoenix in the world to rise up. Blue’s mission is to inspire, motivate and educate. Blue speaks to audiences about their purpose and power and works to coach other authors through their journey to become published. Her novels are tools for teachers while being candy for students. Fenyx Blue has penned four books in her poetic collection in which she shares true life tales and lessons: Her first Young Adult novel entitled Who Failed Johnny? (Book 1 of The Triplet Trilogy), second YA novel Battle of the Bullies, a Children’s book called Worth the Weight: A Rare Gem, and a Poetry Book by the name of The Blue Ink Movement. With the help of her extended family and friends network, her self-published books will touch many lives this year.
connect with the author: website ~ facebook
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