“Moving Target” ~Lynette Eason~ Review

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Synopsis:

When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don’t show up for Quinn’s surprise birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy just decided to take off for a long overdue vacation. But it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.

Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea where she is. But it’s not long before she realizes she’s in the clutches of a madman exacting revenge by hunting. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives, hoping to find their killer before the next game begins. Because if they don’t win this game, they die.

Fast, furious, and flirty, Lynette Eason’s relentless suspense barely gives her readers time to catch their breath in this third thrilling installment of the Elite Guardians series.

 

Author:

Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason has written/contracted thirty-six books since 2007. She writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists. Lynette has been teaching for more than ten years and is very happy to make the transition from teaching school to teaching writing whenever the opportunity presents. She is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.

 

Review:

Loved this book! This is the second one I have read from this author and this series. It definitely does not disappoint! She is an amazing and very talented author that will take you on a wild ride! There is drama, suspense, love and humor!

I read the 2nd book in this series, this is the third, and loved them both. They are easy to read and do interconnect but it is not a necessity for you to read the other books in the series. They are stand alone books and offer up any kind of information that you would need if you perhaps didn’t read the other books.

Maddy Mckay works for the Elite Guardians company, a group of kick-ass women that are bodyguards. She is a strong lead female and she is someone you can’t help but love! Her relationship with Quinn, an FBI agent, has been long and bumpy but they still have each others backs when they get kidnapped by a psychopathic killer! He’s on the hunt for Maddy and Quinn and will stop at nothing to put them in the ground.

The author goes to great lengths to make you feel like you are right there with the characters, you feel their fear and can’t help but grip the edge of your seat in suspense. It is a wild and crazy ride with several twists and turns! Lynette Eason is by far one of my favorite authors and I’ve only read 2 of her books! She is just that good! I flew through this book within a couple days, because I just could not put it down! I’m a crime show junkie and an avid reader of mystery and suspense novels. This one is definitely all of that and more!! I will definitely be recommending it to my other book junkie friends!!! 🙂 🙂

 

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“Hero of Hacksaw Ridge” ~Booton Herndon~ Review

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Synopsis:

“When we go into combat, Doss, you’re not comin’ back alive. I’m gonna shoot you myself!” The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn’t fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. “You’re nothing but a coward!” they said. But the soft-spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. When Desmond knelt by his bunk to pray, his fellow soldiers hurled boots and insults at him. Even his commander wanted to throw him out of the army. But when his unit arrived on the battlefield, the intrepid medic quickly proved he was no coward. One terrifying day in the vicious battle for Okinawa, dozens of Desmond’s former tormenters lay wounded and bleeding atop Hacksaw Ridge. As Japanese bullets rained down, their fate seemed hopeless. Could one unarmed man save their lives? This page-turner will keep you riveted to your seat as you discover how Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. Desmond’s dramatic true story of integrity, redemption, and heroism will inspire you to live by the courage of your convictions.

 

Author:

Born 1915

Review:

When I first seen the preview for this movie, I was definitely intrigued. One day while visiting our local small town coffee house, I ran into a man and woman that were giving away these books for free. They asked me to post my honest opinion and help them get the word out about this amazing God fearing soldier that went to battle without a weapon. The prospect of reading this book before I seen the movie was alluring (I never get to see movies until they go to Redbox lol) and I was not disappointed.

I am not usually a war book reader, but this book was so much more than that. It was well written and had very detailed account about this man, Private Desmond T. Doss. A man that proudly served his country without ever having to bear arms. He was ridiculed and made fun of for his beliefs. But he stood tall knowing that God was on his side. Becoming a medical soldier was still a dangerous job and he continued to decline the offer of a rifle. At one point after refusing, a superior officer tried to have him sent back to the states. Try as they might they could not get him to take a weapon. He stood fast in his beliefs and has since become revered by many.

A very interesting book! If you are interested in faith and war stories this is definitely the one for you!

 

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“A Dragon Sleeps Beneath My Skin” ~Kevin J. Kessler~ Book Tour

 

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Rosinanti (The Rosinanti Series Book 1)

By Kevin J. Kessler


Genre: Fantasy Action Adventure
238 pages

 

BLURB:
The Rosinanti Dragons are no more. Since their extinction nearly one thousand years ago these primal powerhouses have fallen into the obscurity of history’s forgotten lore. In that time, humans have come to dominate the world of Terra, peacefully ignorant to one horrifying truth: ancient evil stirs around them, waiting to reclaim its lost world. For Valentean Burai, animus warrior of the kingdom of Kackritta, the details surrounding humanity’s victory over the Rosinanti are more than just a history lesson. The long-buried mysteries of this archaic conflict may hold the answers that he has so desperately sought regarding his own past. As the awful truth of the Rosinanti’s supposed demise comes to light, Valentean must stand together with Seraphina, a magically gifted princess, to embark upon a mission to maintain order and light throughout Terra. Only together can these two lifelong friends face down the resurgence of the Rosinanti legacy, and combat the greatest threat their world has ever known.

 

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5 OUT OF 5 STARS!!!

 

“Brilliant” ~ Tim Hamlin

 

“MUST READ FANTASY” ~ Peace & Patriots

 

“What a way to make a debut!!!!!!!” ~ Allie

 

“An amazing page turner by Kevin Kessler” ~ Amazon Customer

 

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Rosinanti: The Decimation of Casid (A Rosinanti Novella, Volume 1.5)
By Kevin J. Kessler


Genre: Fantasy Action Adventure

58 pages


 


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While an entire world away, men turn into dragons and ancient magic ignites the air, Casid lived on in peaceful ignorance. This tiny village and its people existed outside of the conflict which threatened to swallow Terra, until the day chaos itself landed upon its shores.

 

Now, one lone warrior seeks to protect his family, his friends, and the woman he loves as demons rise from the flames to burn everything he has ever loved to ash. This man is no god, no fundamental force of nature. He is simply a man, alone against the fury of chaos.

 

Casid will be decimated, consumed by the same blaze which threatens to overtake all of Terra. But what will rise from the ashes of this once perfect haven, forged in the fires of tragedy and loss, might become the most fearsome opponent the darkness has ever known.

 

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AUTHOR BIO

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Kevin J. Kessler lives in Orlando Florida, where he owns the White Dragon Podcast Network, which puts out weekly podcasts on a variety of topics from Walt Disney World, to movies, television, comic books, video games and more.

 

A lifelong geek, Kessler can often be found at the many theme parks and local attractions in Orlando.

 

He developed the story for Rosinanti as a sophomore in high school, sixteen years before the book’s release.

 

Since an early age, Kessler has been an avid reader, often found lost within the magical worlds found within the pages of fantasy novels.

 

“It was always my dream to create such a world of my very own,” he said. “Even as a kid when my friends would want to play Power Rangers or X-Men, I would always create a new Ranger or Mutant rather than portray an established character. There is power in creativity! Creativity breeds creation!”

 

CONNECT ONLINE!
OFFICIAL WEB SITE: www.authorkevinjkessler.com
TWITTER: @KevinJKessler
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OFFICIAL ROSINANTI FAN GROUP: www.facebook.com/groups/rosinanti

 

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“The 10 Commandments of Marriage”~Ed Young~ Review

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Synopsis:

Your marriage may not always be bliss, but it can be amazing! Every married couple will at some point experience disagreements, sexual frustrations, miscommunications, run-ins, and/or financial stress. These things can easily erode and ultimately ruin otherwise great marriages. This, however, doesn’t have to be your story. Ed Young offers profound, humorous, often personal, and always biblical words to foster whole, healthy, and dynamic marriages. Drawing on more than five decades of ministry experience, he provides 10 principles of Commandments of marriage to help safequard and maintain a lifelong marriage that sizzles.

These easy-to-follow guidelines will not only make the difference in protecting your marriage, they will also help your marriage flourish!

  1. Thou Shalt Be Selfless
  2. Thou Shalt Have No Strings Attached
  3. Thou Shalt Continually Communicate
  4. Thou Shalt Make Conflict Thy Ally
  5. Thou Shalt Avoid the Quicksand of Materialism
  6. Thou Shalt Flee Sexual Temptation- Online and Otherwise
  7. Thou Shalt Forgive Thy Mate-490 Times and More
  8. Thou Shalt Begin Again and Again
  9. Thou Shalt Build a Winning Team

Author:

Ed Young is a pastor at Fellowship Church in Grapevine Texas, author and conference speaker noted for his creative communication style. He has a passion for making the complex, simple as he speaks truth to people in ways they can understand and apply to their everyday lives. He has written 14 books including Sexperiment, The Marriage Mirror, Outrageous, Contagious Joy, Beauty Full, and Kid CEO.

Pastor Ed Young is a frequent conference speaker, and he provides resources for church leaders through CreativePastors.com and the Creative Church Conferences (C3). Ed has been married to his wife, Lisa, for more than twenty-six years. They have four children and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Ed and Lisa, are also strong advocates of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. And to help people honor the bodies God has entrusted to us, they have produced a series of resources called Body for God.

If you want to learn a little more about Ed, see what’s on his mind, what he’s up to and what drives him each day, visit www.facebook.com/pastor.ed.young, twitter.com/edyoung, www.youtube.com/user/EdYoung and www.Vimeo.com/ey.

Review:

A great book! It is definitely a refresher course on marriage and the commitments we make to one another. Time passes and things change, this book helps us to understand that it’s okay as long as we are continually working on our marriage. We all make mistakes, we all have bad days, but when the going gets tough we have to remember that we are in this marriage thing together. We are a partnership and we need to remember that.

The author starts at the very beginning, the story of Adam and Eve. He walks us through the beginning of sin and deceit and how it affects us today. Our relationships are important, and we made a vow to work together through thick and thin. He has a lot of insightful information throughout the book, tips and tricks and ways to get your marriage back on track, things to do to  help with any conflicts. At the end of each section, there is a set of questions to really help you remember what you just read and to take evaluation of your life and relationship with your partner.

This book is so full of information. It’s full of ways to improve communication and ways to be honest to each other. It truly has a little something for everyone. Even if you are not married, it is still a great book to read. It’s a great reminder to be open and honest in any relationship.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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“Enjoy” ~Trillia J. Newbell~ Review

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Synopsis:

Is It Okay to Enjoy This Life?
 
Watching a gorgeous sunset. Sharing a laugh with a friend. Tasting a sun-ripened strawberry. Each day is full of opportunities for you to savor the countless gifts the Creator has given.

But do you feel free to delight in God’s abundant gifts, or is your joy sometimes distorted by guilt, fear of idolatry, or simply an overwhelming awareness of sin’s effects on this world?

Trillia Newbell explains how we often miss opportunities to participate in God’s divine delight because we’re discouraged, fixated on selfish fulfillment, or paralyzed by guilt.  Enjoy serves as an encouraging reminder of God’s gracious gifts and also challenges women to view all of these gifts—from relationships and careers to food and sex—as reasons to rejoice in the Lord and grow in our understanding and appreciation of who He is.

This thought-provoking book invites you to explore the truth of God’s Word and discover how to nurture daily a spirit of gratitude and deep satisfaction.

Enjoy will open your eyes and your heart to the freedom of fully enjoying all God has given us!

 

Author:

Trillia J. Newbell is the author of two previous books, Fear and Faith and United. Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel and Relevant Magazine, as well as on numerous websites, such as Desiring God, Christianity Today, and the Gospel Coalition. She is the director of community outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Trillia lives near Nashville with her husband, Thern, and their children.

 

 

Review:

A powerful book! One that I will gladly recommend to everyone I know. This is a great book on faith and the power God has on us in every aspect of our lives. We tend to feel guilty about doing the things we love. I will attest to this, I always feel guilty reading a book or going on date night with my hubby because I feel like I am missing out on time with my kids. This is a great reminder to do the things we love, to enjoy those few fleeting moments of quiet because we have to take care of ourselves too! My family always comes first and that is okay to a certain extent. I have to make sure that I have enough time for myself to do things that I love to do!

A powerful message that can not be said enough, find the joy in life. The author covers many topics in this book, truly covering every aspect of life and how we should cherish those moments. She shares so much of her own personal stories that it makes it easy to relate to her and her message. There is a lot of information in this book and a lot of scripture references which is helpful! This would be a great bible study book, at the end of each chapter their is an “apply what you’ve read” section. This includes some great information on how to use what you’ve learned throughout each chapter to help you enjoy yourself and the relationships you have with others.

Again, a wonderful book and  full of great information! I definitely recommend reading it!

 

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