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Archive for March 30th, 2019

Drone Strike is $.99 until it is released on April 14th on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble

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Drone Strike: An Anthony Provati Thriller by Joe Giordano

Drone Strike, an Anthony Provati Thriller. Karim’s family is killed as ‘collateral damage’ by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The Islamic State in the Levant exploits his rage, recruiting him for a terrorist attack on the U.S., and only Anthony Provati can stop him. Drone Strike takes you on a fast-paced adventure across the Mediterranean, into Mexico, finally arriving in the States. Drone Strike explores the psychological realities that seduce Karim to commit an act of terror, includes a love story between Moslem Karim and Miriam, a Christian woman he defends in Turkey, and highlights the plight of Middle Eastern and Central American refugees.

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About the Author

As a former International Executive Vice President of 3M, Joe Giordano’s experience included running a business in the Middle East out of Athens, Greece. Born in New York, he’s had first-hand experience with the cultures and most of the locations in Drone Strike.

Joe’s stories have appeared in more than one hundred magazines including The Saturday Evening Post and Shenandoah. His novels, Birds of Passage: An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story (2015) and Appointment with ISIL: An Anthony Provati Thriller (2017) were published by Harvard Square Editions. Read the first chapters and sign up for his blog.

Joe was among one hundred Italian-American authors honored by Barnes & Noble Chairman Len Riggio to march in the 2017 Manhattan, Columbus Day Parade.

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Italy Book Tours

I have joined a tour for Drone Strike by author Joe Giordano through Italy Book Tours. You will see my review come April 25.

 

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Mera Tidebreaker

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Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige

From Danielle Paige, the New York Times best-selling author of Stealing Snow, comes a Mera and Aquaman origin story that explores Mera’s first steps on land as well as her first steps as a hero or a villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.

Mera is teenage royalty, heir to the throne of Xebel, the other not-so-lost colony under the sea. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown, that of Atlantis. When the inhabitants of Xebel plot to overthrow their homeland of Atlantis, Mera is sent to kill the heir to the throne, Arthur Curry. As the unrest between their colonies grows, Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love…will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side in Atlantis, or will he die under her blade?

Mera by Danielle Paige is an astonishing story that explores themes of duty, love, heroism and freedom, all through the eyes of readers’ favorite undersea royalty.

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About the Author

Danielle Paige is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die seriesand the upcoming  Stealing Snow series (Bloomsbury, 2016). In addition to writing young adult books, she works in the television industry, where she’s received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominate d for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City.

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My Review

4 stars

Mera wants to be a warrior like her mother. She hates the Atlantian rule of the Xebel and wants to be free of them like many of the Xebel. But her father the king has another path for her in mind. When she over hears a plot to kill Arthur Curry she decides that she will kill Arthur herself and will rule alone instead of by the side of her childhood friend turned king.

The Xebel don’t believe in killing an innocent so Mera decides to see who Arthur is while she gets used to being on land. She soon learns that Arthur is not the monster that she has been lead to believe. As she learns more about him she starts to fall in love with him and doesn’t want to kill him. But her life in the ocean is about to collide with Arthur’s life on land.

Before I start this review I will be honest. The amount of history I have of Aquaman is limited to the movie that was just released and some old cartoons from when I was a kid. Mera is a rebellious teen and opposing an arranged marriage and came across as spoiled. Arthur is a good guy but seems to fall for Mera was too fast.

This was a good read and kept me entertained. When I think back to the story there are some things that just don’t feel right. The ending was a glaring example. I think there could have been a little more put into the story to flesh it out.

I received a complimentary copy of this graphic novel. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and share this graphic novel.

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Underneath Earl’s Bed by Cy Hartshorne

It’s hard to say that Dustyn’s life has been an easy one. As he sits in his shoebox with X512 and remnants from his past, he wonders if he will ever get that prized opportunity to leave. Of course, he’ll have to worry about a dangerous, robotic dragon that resides in the same room. But when a chocolate bunny enters his home, how will he respond? Can Colate’s bravery help the two leave their home behind and into a world full of danger and adventure?

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Cy HartshorneAbout the Author

Cy Hartshorne is the author of Underneath Earl’s Bed. He is one of the most ignored (and possibly mocked) writers on Amazon. He aspires to carry the torch for all the men and women before him that wrote about fictional bunnies over the years. He currently resides in the Western Hemisphere.

My Review

3 Stars

Dustyn is a dust bunny that grew up in the attic with his friends and family. Things were normal for him with school, bullies, and friends. But there was always the threat from the Black Widow. This was just a story passed off until one day Dustyn saw someone killed in front of him by the Black Widow. He leaves the attic but finds that the world outside of the attic is not very friendly.

Dustyn makes it to Earl’s bedroom and lives under his bed with X512, the robot. Earl is a rather spoiled five year old kid that has a dog and a robot dragon. Dustyn discovers a half eaten chocolate bunny and brings him to life for companionship and to help defeat the dragon and get out of Earl’s room.

This is an interesting read, one that has taken me a while to get through. I’m sorry to say that I had a hard time staying focused to this story which is completely me. This is a rough story with an interesting plot. I was not expecting the story to go where it did but was pleasantly surprised in that dark kind of way.

There are many topics that we face in our lives like bullies, monsters, and wanting to adventure yet fearing the unknown. I think this is a good read and although a little rough still a good start. I would like to read more from Cy Hartshorne. I am curious to see what he comes up with next.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank The Author for the opportunity to read and share this book. I’m sorry that it has taken me this long to get a review posted.

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