Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Book2Movie Challenge 2012 #2



Title:Sex and the City
Author:Candace Bushnell
Genre:Chick-lit

From Goodreads:

In this chronicle of the mating habits of New York's cultural elite, Bushnell infiltrates celebrity affairs, sex clubs, and posh suburbs to introduce us to "bicycle boys," "modelizers," and "toxic bachelors" powerful and successful men who bed single and married women as if it were a contest. Often funny and occasionally bleak, this is an inside account of the quintessential '90s romance and the never-ending search for the perfect marriage partner in high society.
My thoughts:
The book is the collection of the column. When first watch the show the book it’s seems not that interesting. I expect more action but the type of the book does not allow it. Carrie in the book is very different of Carrie in the show or later in the movie. Carrie writes for her thoughts about love, life, sex and the big City on journalistic way.




Movie:Sex and the City
Year:2008
Genre: Chick flick,Romance



The movie:

    Incredible great. Real Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte like we know them from the show.
   Their life on the plate with all good and bad things. They are shown to  work with 
their partners, at home alone or with escort , out on coffee and in every part of their lives.
   Carrie is fashion girl, smart and likeable which should be attributed to Sarah Jessica Parker or to screenwriter.
   Samantha is really free spirit woman who likes to do “that” with different man.
  Miranda is very professional woman advocate and Charlotte is modest woman, shy.
     Carrie is getting married with Mr.Big, which I like most, because is like looks like an extension of the show.







Monday, February 27, 2012

Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan/review,interview and giveaway




Title:Forged in Fire
Author:Trish McCallan
Genre:Romance,Suspense,Paranormal
Pages:218(e-book)
part of the series:The Forget series
author page: http://trishmccallan.com/home.htm



Review:


On the airport tree men waiting on gate C18‘s ticket counter. Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters and his colleagues Cosky and Rawls have to go in Hawaii on wedding.
In one minute when Rawls touch Zane he had one of his visions that something going wrong ,the same thing happens when he touch Cosky .In that visions Rawls and Cosky are death, eyes locked and empty all in blood. Oh, these suppose to be vacation not “war”.
    Zane sexy gorgeous man, with muscular body and most desire look. He is a dream for every woman. He has a gift to see the future when he touches things or people that is his blessing and his curse.
When he meets Beth on the airport he knows that she is his soulmate and discover the hijacking.
      Beth works on the airport and she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner. That sexy stranger is Zane. When she arrives on airport she recognises the man from her dream and she knows that dream come true if she does not take something. She decides to goes to Zane and tells him about the dream.
    The information from Beth and Zane’s visions makes picture complete to him and his teammates and then they can take something.
       Everything happens in one day with perfect descriptions of   the events. Many actions scenes with blood and tensions are quickly readable because in every part of the book I “sense” romance. There aren’t many romantic scenes but romance is feels near by Zane and Beth.




Interview with Trish McCallan:



1.Tell us something about “Forged in fire” that we don’t know.

What most people haven’t realized is that Forged in Fire is a tip of the hat to my favorite romantic suspense writers. There are little nuggets sprinkled through the book that only die-hard romantic suspense fans have picked up on. But even then, only one person has actually picked up on the biggest tip of the hat—which is in regard to the characters’ names . . . .
2.Who is your favourite character in “Forged in fire”?
My Favorite character in the book is Commander Jace (Mac) Mackenzie. But I’m not sure why. The guy is a serious ass. He’s a misogynist, with a huge chip on his shoulder and nasty temper, but he intrigues me. He’s intensely loyal to the people he cares about and would do anything for them. He’s highly intelligent, bluntly honest, and politically incorrect. All of which makes him an interesting character. He is in a position of authority, one that requires a certain amount of kiss-assery—which he refuses to do—which puts him in constant conflict with someone.
3.How should to look Mr. Perfect?
Mr. Perfect (to me) is tall—at least 6.2 feet. He has a lean, well conditioned body, without being muscle bound. Dark hair, dark eyes. He isn’t built elegantly, so much as athletically. He moves with confidence. 
4.What are you currently working on?
I’m about to publish Yesterday’s Child, a paranormal romantic mystery. The premise revolves around a child who disappears, then returns nine years later. Only this child hasn’t aged a day, is wearing the same clothes he disappeared in and isn’t aware any time has passed.  When the tests intended to prove his identify yield conflicting results, the child’s mother is faced with the prospect of losing her child again—unless she can figure out what happened all those years ago.
5.What do you do to get inspiration?
I get my inspiration from movies, television shows, newspapers, or news-shows—but mostly I get inspiration from reading. Reading someone else’s book always strikes a creativity storm for me. I start getting flashes of ideas, of twists on their plots and characters that just keep twisting and twisting until the idea I am daydreaming about doesn’t have any resemblance to the book that originally sparked the idea. Reading, for me, is a creativity goldmine.  
6.How do you celebrate a book release? 
I celebrate a new book’s release by haunting the book’s KDP dashboard and waiting for a sale to show up. And then waiting for another and then another and another. . .
7.What kind of books do you read in your spare time?
I read much more paranormal romance than anything else in my spare time, which is odd because my books always have a stronger suspense theme than paranormal theme.





Giveaway: One e-book copy of Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan/open International enter here.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Giveaway: Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan



One winer will be choose by Rafflecopter.This giveaway is open international.
The prize is one e-book copy of Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan.The winer must send a e-mail for 48 hours.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Interview with Rodney Mack

       Like you know I has review about "The adventures of Jimmy and Charlie" and now a interview with the author Rodney Mack.
1.Tell us something about yourself.
   R: I think I'm very ordinary.  My wife & I have been married for 35 years. As you know from the book,  we have two human children, one daughter & one son. Our daughter has two daughters. We like to go to the lake during the summer with our friends & family. If there is another book, there will be stories about that. 
We have regular jobs, writing is just a hobby. We go to work, go home, & go to church. We have a great church & great pastor. I think I'm very average.
2.Why do you writing?
  R: I like writing because I like reading.  I have loved to read even before I went to school. As I got older, I read "The Bobbsey Twins", then "Tom Swift", and then "The Hardy Boys". I hope to write a great series like those. Right now I enjoy Tom Clancy. 
I like to write because I remember how I could lose myself in a story. I want other kids to experience that feeling. I want them to bond with Jimmy & Charlie. The stories are written in a way that Jimmy & Charlie could be kids instead of cats. 
3.When you decided to write?
   R: I had started some stories several years ago, but just couldn't stay interested, so I knew no one else would be. This time I didn't write about myself.
I got serious about 3 years ago, after I had broken my collar bone. (That will be a story also) My wife & I had talked about the things that happened to Jimmy & Charlie, and decided that God must be protecting them for a reason. We began making notes, and while my shoulder healed, I began to write.
4.Why you write children's book?
    R: I touched on this earlier. I loved to read as a child, and want other kids to experience the same excitement I felt as I lost myself in those stories. It's fun to pretend a mouse can ride a motorcycle or you are in space or under the ocean with Tom Swift or capturing bad guys with Frank and Joe Hardy. I want kids of all ages (even grown up big kids) to enjoy and learn from Jimmy & Charlie's adventures. I want them to laugh and cry in the same story. 
5.What do you do to get inspiration?R: I can't take credit for this. I believe that God inspired these stories. The things that happened to Jimmy & Charlie had to be for a reason. And for them to survive had to be devine protection. I just didn't know why. Maybe other people needed to know. That was when we started to get serious about the stories. When I started to write, the storyline fell into place. I've heard of "writer's block", but with these stories I never had a problem. I just had to write down what happened. 
6.What are you currently working on?
   R: More Jimmy & Charlie stories. They are always into something. I have taken a break since the book was released. 
7.I know that you love pets, why you choose cats and dogs?
   R: Dogs and cats are the main characters because that is what we have. There are some chickens that will be in later stories and an owl. 



Thank you Rodney!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Easter's Lilly by Judy Serrano






Title:Easter's Lilly
Author:Judy Serrano
Genre:Triller
Pages:296(e book)
Part of series

Author's pages:


My review:

   After one party Lilly, she wakes up in bed to a complete stranger. He is Johnny. He explain to her that he rescued her from not to being seen by her father on that party, but her father although not saw her he knows.
     Lilly’s father is a cop. Johnny is drugs dealer, Lilly’s father and other people told her about him, but she don’t listen. She falls in love with Johnny. 
     Johnny has bad accident and leaving Lilly pregnant and alone
    Lilly is seems like good girl, educated and well-raised, but about Johnny she acting not responsible I don’t like that behaviour and when I read about that I was mad to her. It seems that she is one of those women who are attracted by the bad boys.   
   There so much mystery and intrigue with romance sparkles through the pages until the end of the book. Drug dealers and cops good and bed made the book interesting and full of violence and keep reader in attention to the last page. 

This book is:



Smart Cookies Award

    I received blog award "Smart Cookies" from Liz Davis, writer, blogger and good friend. Before I say, few interesting things, first must say thank you to Liz from:
http://novel-moments.blogspot.com/ and author to a novel “Tangi’s teardrops”, so THANK YOU,LIZ!!!
Here are the rules:
1) Thank the award giver and add a link to their blog. 
2) Share some interesting facts on anything.
3) Pass the award to other "Smart Cookies".


Oh, which facts I choose from those interesting facts that I find on Internet?!
(some of them I already know)

1.      Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th
2.    Fish has all essential amino acids that humans need to survive. However, we could die if we had only fish in our diet.
3.    Tesla coil is an invention of Nikola Tesla; this instrument is actually a transformer. 
4.    Jupiter is the Roman god of the sky and thunder, the planet Jupiter technically has no surface as it is entirely made out of gas.
5.     The origin of the Latin word for book, liber, comes from the Romans who used the thin layer found between the bark and the wood (the liber) before the times of parchment.
6.    Barnes and Noble Bookstore, New York City, USA. It has 12 miles (20.71km) of shelving and covers an area of 14,330m² (154,250ft²).
7.     The first published book ever written on a typewriter was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain used a Remington in 1875.

Here are the nominees:
1. Juliette Sobanet from Chocolate for writers
http://www.juliettesobanet.com/
2.
Melissa Amster  and Melissa Patafio from Chick Lit Central http://chicklitcentraltheblog.blogspot.com/
3.Samantha from Chick Lit Plus
4.Marina from Library Cat
5.Vicky from Books,biscuits and tea

Congratulations!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Making Waves by Nell Dixon






Title:Making Waves
Author:Nell Dixon
Genre:Romance,Short story
Pages:46(e book)


Author's pages:  http://www.nelldixon.com/home.aspx








My review:



This is one of those romance short stories, which you read it and wants more.
That was be a Cassidy’s wedding day but isn’t because her fiancée has dumped her. Cassidy was on vacation in her friend cottage in New Bay in pace and quiet. She was housed and accommodates herself in cottage and goes to the beach to think what it happens to her.
  In meanwhile, Josh arrived in New Bay on three week holiday in his friend’s cottage. When he went to the beach, he met Cassidy, his employee. Cassidy was devastated she would not meeting anyone who knew her, especially her boss Josh. However, they share the same cottage by mistake.
They must make the compromise to facilitate their vacation.
This story will worm your heart on most romantic way.
Every thing in this story is perfect described by skilled hand of Nell Dixon, a great romance writer.

 This is:


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Turnabout by April Alisa Marquette





Title:Turnabout
Author:April Alisa Marquette
Genre:Chick-lit,Romance
Pages:258(paperback)


Author's pages:http://www.aprilalisamarquette.com/


http://www.amazon.com/Turnabout-April-Alisa-Marquette/dp/1615395733





From the cover:

Sexy, savvy Abigail takes care of everyone in her circle of friends and family. However, one night something happens. Distressed, she shows up at the home of ruggedly attractive, pop music producer, Joseph Forrester. He would like them to become a couple. Yet it seems they just may be doomed to remain apart, due to conflicting emotions, and other people --namely Abigail's unscrupulous ex. This man has learned something that she's kept secret. He plans to use garnered knowledge to advance himself, even amid the misfortune that suddenly befalls her Will the seemingly star-crossed lovers be able to rely on those that Abigail has cared for in the past? Amid a terrible tragedy, will love sustain the couple, or will Abigail simply...slip away, for good, this time?

My review:

     Abigail is simple, a successful business woman, she is good person who likes to help to everyone. She had everything and shining life. Had she? No. It just seems so like that. Abigail had been raped when she was on college, than her ex; Darée was not very gentle with her, because all of that she is very cautious with men even with Joseph. With Joseph, she felt protected and wanted.
     Joseph is good and sexy producer and Abigail’s best friend since was child. He loves her with all his heart, but is that enough. He waited her all life and been to her a shoulder to cry on. Until when he will wait her?!
      They finally slept together and it becomes a problem. He isn’t believe her when she told him that she loves him. After that night, they were apart for while and then back together.
    On Thanksgiving Abigail took all her family together on her apartment. Abigail has a great time until Joseph friend is appear…
     This is story for two people in love.April describes all their moods, desires and doubts, all their thoughts and feelings like jealousy, lust and pain.

This book is:

    

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Adventure of Jimmy and Charlie by Rodney Mack







Title:The Adventure of Jimmy and Charlie
Author:Rodney Mack
Genre:Children's book
Pages:72(paperback)

You may find this book on:
http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Jimmy-Charlie-Rodney-Mack/dp/1616637013/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328910938&sr=1-2

My review:


     The Adventure of Jimmy and Charlie is a children’s book. From this book, our children will learn with Jimmy and Charlie, the main characters in the book about God’s faithfulness and the importance of obeying parents.
      There are tree story about two little cats Jimmy and Charlie. Jimmy is a black cat and Charlie is white on his belly and around his mouth and his paws is white as he is wearing a gloves.
      They were orphaned cats, until some good people are find them. Then they got Mommy and Daddy. Two good people man and wife take care about those two little creatures on they farm.
      On the farm beside other animal are two dogs and one big, adult cat Jasper. They accepted Jimmy and Charlie and were patient with them, because they were very restless and curious.
       Day by day Jimmy and Charlie learned something new about life, growing, other animals and humans. They learned how to keep themselves safe. Though, most important they learn from their mistakes.
        I like so much those little cats, they are so cute and lovable, but most important to me was that my five years old son enjoying in this book every night before his sleep.
        Jimmy, Charlie, Jasper, Zack, and Pookie are real animals.  These tree stories are based on real events in their lives.

Monday, February 6, 2012

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.


This would be my second In My Mailbox,this week I've got:




For review:




From NetGalley:





Ada's Rules by Alice Randall   and   Good in Crisis by Margaret Overton

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Promise Me Eternity by Ian Fox






Title: Promise Me Eternity
Author: Ian Fox
Genre: Triller,Suspense
Pages: 335 (e book)


Author pages: http://www.amazon.com/Ian-Fox/e/B004KP3K6W/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1




    From Amazon:
Dr. Simon Patterson is a successful and well-respected neurosurgeon at Central Hospital in the town of Medford. Married, though without children, he keeps himself so busy that one day is not much different from another. Until, that is, he saves the life of the powerful mobster Carlo Vucci.
At a dinner in honor of Dr. Patterson, Carlo Vucci introduces him to his alluring wife Christine. Simon is entranced by her beauty.
Three weeks later, Christine shows up at the hospital, complaining of terrible headaches. Dr. Patterson offers to help her, but Christine did not come to see him just because of her headaches. A series of shocking events follow that turn Dr. Patterson’s life into a nightmare. Among other things, he finds himself in court being accused of murder in the first degree …

Author Ian Fox continues to surprise readers with his mysterious, intriguing plots that captivate you from the very first page and leave you stunned long after you’ve read the book to the end.



My review:
One laboratory is arranged with wooden tables were the various instruments and gadgets essential to experiments. One man a scientist and neurosurgeon Dr.Patterson he is truing to make a vaccine for antiaging. Why he would make this vaccine?
Why he does this for money or publicity?
The answer is: money.
    Dr.Patterson is a dedicated scientist, but he doesn’t seems to like good person, because he chiding his wife and he making something unnatural like vaccine for long life. Not that I am against antiaging vaccine or something similar, I just don’t understand that need to convert natural processes. I think if those processes converted that will cause some anomalies in nature or inside human bodies. However, in the middle of events I was sorry for Dr.Patterson, because his life became a nightmare.
It is a great thiller with all those elements like: murder, affairs, greed. 

My rating: