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review 2018-06-18 16:25
REVIEW TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - In My Skin (The Obsidian Files #3) by Shannon McKenna
In My Skin (The Obsidian Files #3) - Shannon McKenna
In My Skin is the third book in The Obsidian Files series, and we catch up with Luke who was kidnapped in book one. He managed to escape by himself, but is so very alone, as he can't remember who he is, or who he needs to contact. This was done deliberately to ensure that the 'bad guys' couldn't get any information from him, but it's left him in a bit of a bind. He has a plan to put it right though, which lands him firmly by Dani's side.
 
The majority of the book is dedicated to Luke and Dani, with the others only appearing briefly. However, they are all together at the ending. Luke is a wonderful combination of being literal, being naive, and being strong alpha-male. Dani is, for the most part, a strong and sassy heroine with her own issues, but I also found her annoying at times. There were times when they SHOULD have talked about things, but instead, they had sex. Lots of sex (although I don't think as much as Noah and Caro did, so that was one bonus).
 
The story was well written, with no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. I enjoyed the pacing, and the transitions from one scene to the next were smooth. Not everyone gets a happy ending, although I am hoping for a miracle! Hopefully I will find out in a later book.
 
If you want a contemporary, science-fiction romance, then I can definitely recommend this.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

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Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.com/2018/06/review-tour-excerpt-giveaway-in-my-skin.html
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text 2018-05-28 13:17
Skin Replacement Market: Global Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis 2012 to 2016 and Forecast 2017 to 2023

Skin Replacement Market: Global Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis 2012 to 2016 and Forecast 2017 to 2023

 

Global Skin Replacement Market: By Product Type (Integra, Epicel), By Material Type (Collagen, Spider Silk), Others), By End-User (Hospitals, Skin Care Clinics, Aesthetic Skin Care Centers), and Geography – Market Estimation, Dynamics, Regional Share, Trends, Competitor Analysis 2012-2016 and Forecast 2017-2023

 

Market Outline: Skin Replacement Market

 

Skin is the highly dynamic largest organ in the human body. It is composed of two layers namely, epidermis and dermis. Skin protects the internal organs and tissues of body from microbes, toxins, temperature, and other harmful substances present in the environment. Skin also maintains the body’s fluid balance. Skin replacement is carried during the burns or trauma conditions. Artificial skin protects the body against the infection and dehydration. Artificial skin is easy to produce from ordinary substances and is completely acceptable by victim’s immune system.

 

Market Dynamics: Skin Replacement Market

Increase in the incidence of burns, injuries and development of artificial skin products are anticipated to boost the skin replacement market over the forecast period. Moreover, increase in life expectancy, rise in disposable income, sophisticated healthcare infrastructure in developed countries, and increase in the prevalence of skin diseases such as skin cancer, psoriasis, and eczema are anticipated to propel the skin replacement market. However, lack of clinical support, high cost of skin replacement therapy, and lack of skilled professionals may restrain the growth of skin replacement market over the forecast timeframe.

 

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Market Scope: Skin Replacement Market.

This Market is segmented on the basis of product type, material type, end user, and region

Based on the product type, the market is segmented into the following:

  • Integra
  • Epicel

Based on the material type, the market is segmented into the following:

  • Collagen
  • Spider Silk

Based on the end user, the market is segmented into the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Skin Care Clinics
  • Aesthetic Skin Care Centers

Based on region, the market is segmented into the following:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

 

 

 

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Regional Analysis:  Skin Replacement Market

Geographically, global skin replacement market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. North America skin replacement market is growing at a significant rate owing to increase in the preference for aesthetic appeal. Europe skin replacement market has a lucrative growth rate due to increase in the incidence of burn injuries and rise in per capita income in the region. Asia Pacific skin replacement market expected to grow significantly owing to increase in the medical tourism in Asia Pacific region, rise in incidence of burn injuries. Latin America skin replacement market has a lucrative growth due to rise in skin replacement surgeries for aesthetic appeal in Brazil and Mexico.

 

Competition Assessment: Skin Replacement Market

Some of the players in this  market include:

  • Cynata Therapeutics Limited (Australia)
  • Cellular Dynamics International (U.S.)
  • Platelet BioGenesis, Inc. (U.S.)
  • TissueGene, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Tengion, Inc. (U.S.)
  • L’Oreal S.A. (France)
  • Upside Biotechnologies (New Zealand)

 

 

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Notable Market Developments: Skin Replacement Market

  • In November 2016, Upside Biotechnologies launched a new skin replacement treatment for patients suffering from burns

 

Key Features of the Report:

  • The report provides granular level information about the market size, regional market share, historic market (2012 to 2016) and forecast (2017 to 2023)
  • The report covers in-detail insights about the competitor’s overview, company share analysis, key market developments, and their key strategies
  • The report outlines drivers, restraints, unmet needs, and trends that are currently affecting the market
  • The report tracks recent innovations, key developments and startup’s details that are actively working in the market
  • The report provides plethora of information about market entry strategies, regulatory framework and reimbursement scenario
  • The report analyses the impact of socio-political environment through PESTLE Analysis and competition through Porter’s Five Force Analysis in addition to recent technology advancements and innovations in the market

 

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review 2018-05-26 08:30
Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar
Summer Skin - Kirsty Eagar

May 2018: I never did review Summer Skin back in 2015 and I do feel kinda bad about that but also? I still don't have the words. All I can really say is that I love this book. I love it a RIDICULOUS amount. I love it for the romance, for the characters, for the friendships, for the Australian-ness, for the writing! OH THE WRITING.

WHERE IS THE NEXT KIRSTY EAGAR BOOK.

Anyway, I had a ton of fun rereading it, here's my live-tweet thread: https://twitter.com/Rackhel_M/status/...

Nov 2015: Fucking faaaaaaaantastic. Review to come.

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review 2018-04-30 14:25
REVIEW BY MERISSA - Regret (Under My Skin #1) by Christina Lee
Regret (Under My Skin #1) - Christina Lee

Regret is the first book in the Under My Skin series, and is a fantastic second-chance romance. Brin fell hard for Nick when he was younger, but due to Nick's 'cowardice' they broke up before things could really get started. Fast forward and Brin finds out that Nick is the roommate of his friend, where he will also be staying whilst his condo is put back together after a flood. Brin finds out he still holds a lot of resentment towards Nick, and feelings too. He is confused over what he feels, and gives Nick hell, who just seems to accept everything Brin throws at him. Brin becomes intrigued and is determined to find out more, as Nick continues to worm his way past Brin's defences and into his heart.

 

This story is a second chance story, with a hint of enemies to lovers, and also an openly gay vs. closeted in the mix too. There is something here for everyone, and it is exceedingly well told. Although Brin can hold onto a grudge, he is also prepared to accept people have changed. It may take him a while, but he isn't completely closed off to the notion. As for Nick, boy, that man really needs to have some therapy. I can completely understand the guilt he feels, but to hold onto it for so long, so strongly, well, it made my heart break.

 

With no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, this was a story that pulled me in and wouldn't let go until I'd finished. Absolutely brilliant, and definitely recommended by me.

 

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

 

Merissa

Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

@Christina_Lee04, #M_M, #Contemporary, #Romance, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Source: archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/04/30/Regret-Under-My-Skin-1-by-Christina-Lee
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review 2018-04-20 05:01
Skin Trade: Anita Blake #17
Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #17) - Laurell K. Hamilton

*shrug*

Things I liked about this book: Edward. All the Edward. He remains fantastic. It was also nice seeing Anita actually out working on a murder case for once. How quaint. Also: I quite like Las Vegas, so it was fun seeing the characters run around in Sin City.

Things that drove me nuts: Lack of editing, weird pacing, and repetition plague this book. Hearing the same phrases over and over again to the point where I wanted to start a drinking game. Also, you can't have a character insist, probably about three dozen times, that they are acting A-typically then have them continue to act in that fashion. At a certain point there's just no credibility. And then there is the fact that the pacing is downright bizarre. It starts out glacially slow as the book catalogues every detail and interaction, minute by minute, for the first 450 pages, then falls into numerous sex scenes all back to back, then has about 15 pages of final confrontation (but also, oddly, also sex) and no falling action. It was weird.

This is one of those books that needs to be heavily edited, cut in half, and to have the scenes re-ordered. There is a story in here, it just gets bogged down. It's like Hamilton was trying too hard not to write a book populated entirely by erotica but forgot how to write a mystery. All in all I didn't hate it, but it wasn't a good book by any stretch of the imagination. So yeah, shrug. I'm reading these so you don't have to. ;)

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