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text 2014-08-31 00:52
Feeling a little Unzipped
Doctor Who The Encyclopedia - Gary Russell
The Accidental Demon Slayer - Angie Fox
My Zombie Valentine - Katie MacAlister,Angie Fox,Lisa Cach,Mari Mancusi
Immortally Yours - Angie Fox
Slimy Underbelly - Kevin J. Anderson
Salt - Danielle Ellison
The Immortal Circus: Act One - A.R. Kahler
The Immortal Circus: Act Two - A.R. Kahler
The Immortal Circus: Final Act - A.R. Kahler
Follow Me Through Darkness - Danielle Ellison


I've been working extremely hard to get so many things done. With my birthday coming up next week I have planned my own birthday party and have a theme Superheroes and Villains since everyone has had a tough year and have conquered so much....including me. This is my first year that with my Multiple Sclerosis that I have not gone to the hospital, I'm not celebrating my birthday in the hospital in several years (last year I went shortly after my birthday, so I still consider that birthday hospital stay), and I'm working the hardest on my health to stay out of the hospital for the rest of the year even going through the withdrawal of not having a necessary medicine due to Staywell insurance complications. 



I've been so wound up in working on my party where by the way is at the Alehouse, a restaurant with a bar I used to visit quite often and plan parties for the teachers of the district I worked in. Those parties were called, to stay out of trouble from the head cheese, TIPS meetings (Teacher Insanity Prevention Services)...LOL. Well this birthday party I'm planning is a costume party to boot and I have some games planned and some former students from quite a few moons ago are coming, one that is a return guest (came the year previous) with their child and soon to be husband. I'm quite touched that many of my students have worked hard to stay in touch with me and often are concerned about my health and well being. 



So in doing all of this, I realized it was Saturday, talked about making my #Caturday posts, watched my Saturday cartoons....BUT MISSED DOCTOR WHO. How could I miss the second episode of my favorite show? And with the Doctor still going through the transformation of becoming the new Doctor, changing persona and gaining access to all of his intelligence, like talking to Dinosaurs. How can I call myself a Whovian? I have disappointed the entire TARDIS ethereal spirits that flitter about me. But thankfully while working on this post I'm able to catch up on #DoctorWho repeat , it was listed wrong on my cable guide and thankfully I have the chance to watch my favorite show and maintain my self proclaimed top status as a #Whovian. 


To brag I can at least say that I have accomplished several missions today from the party planning to finishing up another reviewer book and organizing some other ARC books. I did find though that some things did not get posted to Facebook and the application has been finicky not only for me but others are missing posts as well too. I had received this wonderful gift package from @AngieFox one of the authors that I fell in love with after reading several of their ARC books from Netgalley. I hope she has a chance to read this and tomorrow I'm hoping this storm won't knock out the internet again so that I can reposts my thanks to her filled with the pictures of the items that I received. 




By the way, if there are any other authors, bloggers, publishers, or those reading this that would like to send me a birthday present of book(s), I will not refuse. IF there just happens to be a signature in there it would be even more exciting. Real books I keep to the side because it is difficult for me to hold the book, turn the page, and when my vision goes I have the Kindle read to me. So if you would like to send me something, please make it in a digital form, mobi or Amazon (azw) if possible. I do read books, don't get me wrong, but it is more difficult for me to do and takes more energy, almost taking some of the enjoyment out of the journey. 



#Caturday so to get a little more of my desperation for The Walking Dead to start again I am reading an apacolyptic book Foamers by Justin Kassab, and the zombie P.I. series of Dan Shamble (Chambeaux) by Kevin J. Anderson, Slimy Underbelly. 


Then I must get to work as one of the Street Team Shadow Guards for Danielle Ellison known for Salt (I really hope to get this book for my birthday so I can read the sequel when it comes out)  and Alex Kahler known for Immortal Circus (a Kindle series that came in three separate books Acts 1-3)). Their new books are launching soon and so they have decided to team up on their launches in spreading the good name for reading sakes. Danielle's new book is titled Follow me Through Darkness and Alex's book is called Martyr. We were given a list of tasks to accomplish, with the winner gaining a big prize at the end. Those of you that know me know that I'm big on competing and I work hard to win. So wish me luck that I win......because I'm working hard to do it. Here are the covers of the books so you can start envisioning what you shall pick up soon. I can't wait to start reading it myself.....once I get this zombie kick out of my system of course. LOL. Stay tuned for more on these authors and their books, their bios, their journeys, and me winning......ahem....I mean and their work. LOL.










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review 2013-03-28 00:00
Immortally Yours
Immortally Yours - Angie Fox The concept is strong. It should be an awesome book. Instead, it's chapter after chapter of Petra being weak, selfish, and shortsighted. And then the author tops it off with a whimper, not a bang. The climax was a total non-event that was stymied by the first person POV. I found myself in the middle of the climax before I realized that I was supposed to be excited and things were apparently wrapping up.God, this was so disappointing. I think my expectations were a bit high, due to the blurb. I mean, it sounds fucking awesome, doesn't it? And the first couple chapters had me totally hooked. But it felt like the author just lost interest in trying to make things interesting and just hammered out the quickest ending she could.I'm not sure I'll continue this series. I've read positive reviews, but the blurb touches on at least two things I'm usually disinterested in. We'll see. I feel like I got a decent dose of Petra and Galen, even if their story isn't complete in the series, it was enough of an ending for me that I don't feel the need to read more of their future.Not exactly a rave review, eh? I really enjoyed certain parts, but I hated other parts and lost it at the non-climax.
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review 2013-03-18 00:00
Immortally Yours - Angie Fox 3.5 very interesting world rules and myths. I like the inclusion of demigods, various creatures, and the things military people do when they are bored.
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review 2013-03-12 00:00
Immortally Yours - Angie Fox Meh

There was a lot of dialogue and short sentences but very little real exposition. No one likes a bunch of expository paragraphs but in this case, it would have helped. Petra wasn't as developed as she could've been. Maybe if she had, I wouldn't have raised a brow at some of her decisions and reactions.

Perhaps then I wouldn't have wondered just what the hell was going on with her and Galen so damn quickly getting head after knowing the man for a few hours makes me go "what?".

I don't mind insta-lust, if it's done right. I can handle insta-love if it's handled right too. I will say with this book, the insta-lust was handled correctly to a point.

Galen was too perfect by far. I know he's a demi-god but come on, give him some damn flaws. I love imperfect characters and it seemed that Petra had all the issues while Galen had none. Very unbalanced and made me want to slap Petra upside the head at times.

I have to admit that I really liked Shirley and Kosta and am rooting for a sub-plot romance with these two . Rodger seemed whiny and annoying at times and Marius was a bit of a bitch. Until all of sudden he does a 180 toward the end of the book (ex. of Galen being perfect).

Even with all of its flaws,there is something about this book that kept me reading. Even when I was like "Are you fucking with me?". Don't kid yourself though, this is a beach read. There are things that going to annoy you and make you wish that there had been a better content editor but you'll still read it. Because you sort of want to know what happens. I mean, the war itself seems a bit stupid and the idea of a prophecy that actually seems to have less to do with Petra than originally thought is a bit "eh" and all of this could've been done better. But! It's an interesting premise with forward and fast paced dialogue and action. You'll be halfway through the book before you know it.

I love M*A*S*H. I used to hate the reruns when I was a little kid but as I got older I began to appreciate it. It doesn't hurt that my maternal grandpa is cousins with Alan Alda. So I have a sentimental reason to love that show.

Fox did a great job bringing the elements of the show that made it funny, endearing and poignant into the book. There is a feeling of paying homage, not blatant ripping off, so kudos to Fox.

This is a beach read. It's fun and flawed. Take that advice for what it is and don't go in expecting Pynchon.

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review 2013-03-08 00:00
Immortally Yours - Angie Fox 3.5 Stars

Mythology, MASH, abducted beautiful young doctor forced to serve her life on the battlefield. Sounds like fun right? It sure is, in typical Angie Fox style Immortally Yours has humor action and love.

Petra is a skilled doctor, good enough to get her noticed right? So she is drafted into service and manages to keep her secret hidden, then finds out she just might be the one the prophesies are talking about! Talk about pressure. One good way to relieve all that stress...find a hot soldier and sweat it out.

Galen dies and in the process of being saved, or forced back into his body, discovers that Petra can see the dead. Smart man, Galen, he pieces together this gorgeous woman with the prophecy and decides he is there to protect her. Good timing too, Petra seems to have some scary large problems coming her way.

The play on MASH is great and blends well with Angie’s humor. The plot line keeps moving and introduces characters at pace that keeps you interested without overwhelming you. There were areas that fell a little flat, you may find some disconnect with the characters at the ease of resolution or too perfect timing. But if you are just in the mood for a light fun read that has you turning the pages, Immortally Yours is a good bet.
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