Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Scandal Takes a Holiday (Marcus Didius Falco, #16)Scandal Takes a Holiday by Lindsey Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Falco travels to the Rome's port Ostia with all his family to find the gossip scribe Infamia also known as Diocles. It doesn't take long before he discovers a ring of pirates preying on the wealthy merchants and corrupt builders.

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Monday, 28 April 2014

RidiculousRidiculous by D.L. Carter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A ridiculous enjoyable read.
The destitute Boarder family go and live with their Cousin Mr North and are treated as servants. After his death, to preserve their home, Millicent Boarder assumes his identity.
Then she falls in love, and her family move to London to socialise with the Ton.

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Wildrose Country Homestead Giveaway


In Clayton, Ontario is the Wildrose Country Homestead and this is where Anita raises goats with which she makes a variety of products from their milk.

Some of her most popular sells are Goat Milk Soaps and and Goat Milk Face and Body lotion, all full of natural ingredients.

You can win a body and bath prize pack at Canadian Blog House

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Accusers (Marcus Didius Falco, #15)The Accusers by Lindsey Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Falco family have arrived back in Rome, to be involved in a case in the courts. Did the Senator commit suicide or was he murdered.

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Maui Widow WaltzMaui Widow Waltz by JoAnn Bassett
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Pali Moon a financially poor Maui wedding planner receives a request to plan a beach wedding on Valentine's Day, which is just a few days away. Unfortunately the prospective groom has gone missing.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

THE CREEPING KELP by WILLIAM MEIKLE

(Paperback)

Some seaweed, a jellyfish and some material brought back from the Peabodie expedition to Antarctica. An innocuous enough blend you might think. But when a storm in the North Atlantic frees a sample that has been dormant inside an old wreck, the new creature finds that it is hungry. Our plastics-oriented society has given it an abundant supply of food... more than enough for it to grow, and build, and spread.

Can anyone escape the terror that is... THE CREEPING KELP?



If you are like me and grew up on those glorious nature run amok movies you will absolutely love The Creeping Kelp and I highly recommend it. - Famous Monsters of Filmland

The Creeping Kelp would make for a great beach read, and will give you shivers the next time you step on a piece of seaweed in the water. Highly recommended. - The Monster Librarian

Dark Regions (Hcvr) | AMAZON | AMAZON UK


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Monday, 21 April 2014

THE INVASION / THE VALLEY by WILLIAM MEIKLE

(Paperback)

The first FLIPIT book contains the novels The Invasion and The Valley. Both novels are digital best-sellers and have graced the top 2 on the best-sellers list in their respective categories on Amazon.



Dark Regions Press | AMAZON | AMAZON UK


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Sunday, 20 April 2014

VigilanteVigilante by Claude Bouchard
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Set in Montreal in 1996 a vigilante kills the murderers and rapists.
The writing felt stilted and the ending didn't come as a surprise.

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Friday, 18 April 2014

The Jupiter Myth (Marcus Didius Falco, #14)The Jupiter Myth by Lindsey Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Continuing straight from the Body in the Bathhouse Falco and all his family are now in Londinium. Verovolcus, from the court of King Togidubnus is found dead and the investigation leads to gangsters and female gladiators including an old girlfriend of Falco.

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CRUSTACEANS by WILLIAM MEIKLE


(Audio Book)

Narrated by James Conlan


They killer crabs on the rampage book.















I don’t think you can have much more fun reading a book than Crustaceans. It is one hell of a ride that will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can read them. - Famous Monsters of Filmland

AUDIBLE
AUDIBLE UK

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Aveeno Active Naturals Giveaway


Enter at ParentClub for a chance to win an Aveeno Active Naturals prize bundle worth approximately $100.
To find out more about these products go to http://www.aveeno.ca/
This giveaway is open to Canadians, excluding Quebec and can be entered at 
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

THE MIDNIGHT EYE FILES: THE SKIN GAME by WILLIAM MEIKLE

New audio book

Narrated by R.C. Bray

The Midnight Eye returns...
Derek Adams is on the lam, framed for a strange murder and chased by a cult intent on getting their hands on the skin belt that writhes in Derek's pocket. When a firm of lawyers offers him a way out, he grabs it with both hands. Then things really go to the dogs!
















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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Book Giveaway: Last Time I Saw You by Eleanor Moran

Quoted from http://www.fredasvoice.com/  

"When Olivia Berrington gets the call to tell her that her best friend from college has been killed in a car crash in New York, her life is turned upside down. Her relationship with Sally was an exhilarating roller coaster, until a shocking betrayal drove them apart. But if Sally really had turned her back, why is her little girl named after Olivia?

As questions mount about the fatal accident, Olivia is forced to go back and unravel their tangled history. But as Sally’s secrets start to spill out, Olivia’s left asking herself if the past is best kept buried."


Enter to win a  paperback copy (Canada and US) at http://www.fredasvoice.com/2014/04/giveaway-lasttimeisawyou-eleanor-moran.html

Monday, 14 April 2014

Prude & PrejudicePrude & Prejudice by Francene Carroll
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A modern Pride and Prejudice in novella form of only about 16,000 words.
It concerns Prudence Higginbottom a part owner of an organic cafe/catering business with her parents and 3 sisters.
A new business comes to town with Charles Bradley and William Darling as the two directors.

I am not sure if this would have been improved by being a lot longer and if it had would I have become more irritated with the characters.

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A Body in the Bathhouse (Marcus Didius Falco, #13)A Body in the Bathhouse by Lindsey Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Falco and his father discover a corpse under the floor of his new bath house. The contractors unfortunately may have fled to Britain, a place that Falco hates. But he is ordered to go to southern Britain to investigate the overly high running costs of a palace being built for Togidubnus, an ally of the Emperor Vespasian.



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Sunday, 13 April 2014

P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Challenge #Giveaway


Enter for a chance to win a prize pack from P&G containing 
  • Tide Pods
  • Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo
  • Always Radiant Infinity
  • Dawn Ultra Original Scent with Active Suds Dishwashing Liquid
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor
  • Mr. Clean Antibacterial Multi-Surfaces Liquid Cleaner
Open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec

Enter at http://parentclub.ca/2014/04/clean-water-family-challenge-giveaway/

Saturday, 12 April 2014

April PayPal #Giveaway



Enter to win $5 via Paypal to anyone in the world.
Enter at - http://www.fredasvoice.com/2014/04/april-paypal-giveaway.html?

Friday, 11 April 2014

Accidentally Yours (Yours by Design)Accidentally Yours by Robin Helm
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I felt this book should have been tagged as 'Christian' and therefore I would not have read it and because of this I found it difficult to decide what rating to give.
The tale is that Will Darcy (who I found very smug) from the present day and Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pride and Prejudice, his ancestor, swap bodies just after F.Darcy has given the letter to Elizabeth Bennet.


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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Boo Bamboo - Hair and Skin Car for You - Review and Giveaway

Win some vegan Canadian products from Boo Bamboo - that's 6 products including anti-age face lotion and line lifting face cream.

Learn more about these and other products at http://www.boobamboo.com

Read a review of these products and enter at - 

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ode to a Banker (Marcus Didius Falco, #12)Ode to a Banker by Lindsey Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Falco 12th mystery is set in the literacy world. Who killed the publisher/banker and why?

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Giveaway of The Collector of Dying Breaths - M.J. Rose





The story covers the period of Catherine de Medici's court to twenty-first century France. Read a review of the book and enter to win a copy at -

http://www.fredasvoice.com/2014/04/giveaway-review-24-collector-of-dying.html

Sunday, 6 April 2014

THE INVASION / THE VALLEY by WILLIAM MEIKLE



The first FLIPIT book contains the novels The Invasion and The Valley. Both novels are digital best-sellers and have graced the top 2 on the best-sellers list in their respective categories on Amazon.


Dark Regions Press | AMAZON | AMAZON UK


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Saturday, 5 April 2014

THE EXILED by WILLIAM MEIKLE


(Kindle Edition) 

A Scottish supernatural novel from DarkFuse in hardcover, paperback and ebook

COMING JULY 2014

To catch a killer, John and Alan Granger will have to battle the Cobbe, a strange and enigmatic creature that guards a magical country parallel to our own. The bird is a creature of horrific power that demands a heavy price for entry into its world. The fate of two realms hangs in the balance… and time is running out...

Shall we talk about the Black Bird?


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Friday, 4 April 2014

Tahoe ChaseTahoe Chase by Todd Borg
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

PI McKenna living near Lake Tahoe is asked by Joe Rorvik a 92-year-old, former Olympic ski racer, to investigate when he finds his wife Cynthia down below their deck.
Then her friends start dying.
I basically enjoyed the story but the descriptions of, for example, skiing and Lake Tahoe were for me too much and I would just skim these parts.

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

THE CREEPING KELP by WILLIAM MEIKLE



Some seaweed, a jellyfish and some material brought back from the Peabodie expedition to Antarctica. An innocuous enough blend you might think. But when a storm in the North Atlantic frees a sample that has been dormant inside an old wreck, the new creature finds that it is hungry. Our plastics-oriented society has given it an abundant supply of food... more than enough for it to grow, and build, and spread.

Can anyone escape the terror that is... THE CREEPING KELP?



If you are like me and grew up on those glorious nature run amok movies you will absolutely love The Creeping Kelp and I highly recommend it. - Famous Monsters of Filmland

The Creeping Kelp would make for a great beach read, and will give you shivers the next time you step on a piece of seaweed in the water. Highly recommended. - The Monster Librarian

Dark Regions (Hcvr) | AMAZON | AMAZON UK


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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

One Virgin Too Many (Marcus Didius Falco, #11)One Virgin Too Many by Lindsey Davis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am now at the eleventh book in the re-reading of the series. Helena and Falco are back in Rome and Falco has been promoted to Equestrian status and is now the Procurator of the Sacred Poultry.
This book concerns murder (of course) and vestal virgins.


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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

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Playing With Poison (Cue Ball Mysteries, #1)Playing With Poison by Cindy Blackburn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A cozy mystery which is a easy read - Jessie Hewitt a romance reader has the misfortune of a neighbour's boyfriend die on her sofa. She decides as the prime suspect to find the killer.

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