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text 2017-04-07 17:24
OT: In shock

I'm sitting in front of the tv, following the news about the terror attack in Stockholm. It's hard to describe how I'm feeling right now. Stockholm was my dad's city, so in a way it's also mine, even though I've never lived there. I see images of places I've walked and where I might, in theory have been walking at the time of the attack, if I'd been out traveling. It's completely unreal. At least my whole family is safe and sound, right here, next to me. Today, it's never been more clear to me that nowhere is safe, no one is completely protected from this sort of thing. At the moment, I don't have anything more to say, except take care, hold on to your loved ones.

 

LittleLion

 

The image is of a little copy of one of the 'big' lions that briefly appeared in the footage from the news segment, one that my sister bought the last time she was in Stockholm, since we have passed it more than once while in Stockholm. I'm letting it symbolize my Stockholm.

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text 2017-03-01 15:50
22 New Series Releases Today (March 1, 2017)
Very Important Corpses - Simon R. Green
Sizzling Summer Nights - Debbi Rawlins
Best Served Cold: A small town Police Procedural set in Oklahoma - Susan Rogers Cooper
The Bastards and the Knives (Gentleman Bastard, #0) - Scott Lynch
Future Threat - Elizabeth Briggs

Taken from https://www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar , new series releases today are:

 

A Finely Crafted Murder - Stacey Alabaster, #3 in Craft Circle Cozy

 

A Perfect View (CICI: A Fairy's Tale) - Cori Doerrfeld,Cori Doerrfeld,Tyler Page Agent-in-Training (Classified K-9 Unit) - Terri Reed An Unjust Judge: A Mystery set in 16th century Ireland (A Burren Mystery) - Cora Harrison  

A Perfect View - Cori Doerrfeld,Cori Doerrfeld, #3 in Cici: A Fairy's Tale

Agent-in-Training - Terri Reed, #1 in Classified K-9 Unit

An Unjust Judge - Cora Harrison, #14 in Burren Mysteries

 

Before He Takes (A Mackenzie White Mystery-Book 4) - Blake Pierce Best Served Cold: A small town Police Procedural set in Oklahoma (A Milt Kovak Mystery) - Susan Rogers Cooper Bodhi's Synful Mate, Iron Wolves MC Book 6 - Elle Boon  

Before He Takes - Blake Pierce , #4 in Mackenzie White

Best Served Cold - Susan Rogers Cooper, #14 in Milt Kovak

Bodhi's Synful Mate - Elle Boon, #6 in Iron Wolves MC

 

Time Jumpers (Five Kingdoms) - Brandon Mull Burning Springs (Firefly Hollow Series Book 13) - T. L. Haddix  Enigma of Fire (Berdie Elliott Mysteries) - Marilyn Leach  

Time Jumpers (Five Kingdoms) - Brandon Mull, #5 in Five Kingdoms

Burning Springs - T. L. Haddix, #13 in Firefly Hollow

Enigma of Fire - Marilyn Leach, #4 in Berdie Elliott Mystery

 

Extracted
R.R. Haywood
#1 in Extracted

 

Future Shock
Elizabeth Briggs
#1 in Future Shock

 

Future Threat
Elizabeth Briggs
#2 in Future Shock

 

Mayhem
Alexis Noelle
#5 in Deathstalkers MC

 

Never Say Die
Michele Bardsley
#3 in Wizards of Nevermore

 

Sizzling Summer Nights
Debbi Rawlins
#20 in Made in Montana

 

Take It Back
Tonya Burrows
#1 in Outlaw Recovery

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The Bastards and the Knives
Scott Lynch
#0.5 in Gentleman Bastard

 

The Bone Witch
Rin Chupeco
#1 in The Bone Witch

 

The Innocent's Secret Baby
Carol Marinelli
#1 in Billionaires & One-Night Heirs

 

To End All Wars
P. S. Power
#7 in Gwen Farris

 

Very Important Corpses
Simon R Green
#3 in Ishmael Jones Mystery

 

 

 

Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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review 2017-02-26 21:36
Future Threat (Future Shock #2) by Elizabeth Briggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ago Aether Corporation sent Elena, Adam, and three other recruits on a trip to the future where they brought back secret information--but not everyone made it back to the present alive.

 

Now Elena's dealing with her survivor's guilt and trying to make her relationship with Adam work. All she knows for sure is that she's done with time travel and Aether Corporation.

But Aether's not done with her--or Adam, or fellow survivor Chris. The travelers on Aether's latest mission to the future have gone missing, and Elena and her friends are drafted into the rescue effort.

 

They arrive in a future that's amazingly advanced, thanks to Aether Corporation's reverse-engineered technology. The mission has deadly consequences, though, and they return to the future to try to alter the course of events.

But the future is different yet again. Now every trip through time reveals new complications, and more lives lost--or never born. Elena and Adam must risk everything--including their relationship--to save their friends.

 

 

 

 

I think Future Threat is such a trip. There is so much going on that I am grateful that the author makes sure to rehash some previous events so that the new establishments of power, weapons and travel effects including the stages of character processing, where they stand how they feel and what they are going through that I almost needed a fresh mental 'download' on what took place the first time around in the first book.

Although I would like to mention that reading the first book isn't completely necessary due to the fact that Briggs did a fantastic job filling in readers I would highly recommend it simply because there is so much going on - on so many levels that I believe the readers need it.

I love the cast in the Future Shock series, they are bright, they're alive and its easy to place yourself in their shoes. Even though I don't really think it was meant to be I do think that this series so far is an emotional read for me.

There is a dash of romance but it doesn't take the whole of the story which is nice because it allows the reader to really focus on what's taking place on a plot level than the character level despite it being so vital to whats going on.

If you haven't read this series yet pick it up, you won't regret it.

 

Elizabeth Briggs

 

 

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review 2017-01-21 13:52
Dominoes by John Boden
Dominoes - John Boden,K. Allen Wood

 

A Little Golden Book of Horror!

 

Surreal scenes, bits of song lyrics, shout outs to all kinds of authors, and a little beheading!

 

Clever, cool and a heck of a lot of fun! Highly recommended!

 

You can get your copy here: Dominoes

 

 

*Thanks to my friend Andi for the loan.*

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review 2016-08-23 08:00
After: The Shock
After: The Shock - Scott Nicholson

I was severely underwhelmed by this take on the zombie apocalypse. And it was not even due to the zombies, or Zapheads as they are called, either. (But seriously, what is wrong with calling a zombie a zombie?)

Solar flares have destroyed all technology and also most of mankind. The surviving few notice that some of them are human no more, instead they are killing everything in their path. For fun, apparently as they don't seem to eat them.

In this mess we find several group of survivors, all trying to adjust to this new world, called After. And here is my biggest problem with the book: the characters are all so terribly clichéd that it almost physically hurt me. I can't even begin to describe all of them but it caused a lot of eye rolls. Also, the ending is very, very abrupt, or even close to there no being an ending at all. The book just ends, with nothing resolved and no questions answered, and you'll have to continue with the second book.

I think I'll pass...

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