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What’s coming in 2015 and Thank You 2014

ThankYouThe year of 2014 has been an exciting one as I was able to read over twenty books and post reviews on the blog.  The greatest thing is that often an author, or publisher, has reached out to me regarding their book. This to me is exciting and helps to show that I am reaching the right audience with the reviews.  The audience I refer to is those people who look for authors, publishers and books that often fly under the mainstream market place. My eyes, and then fingers, help put out a forum for their books and draw attention to their works through my reviews. The word reviews is used as I don’t just put them on my blog but cross post to Amazon and just recently all went up on Goodreads as well.

These individuals produce books that are just as engaging as a Stephen King,  Stephanie Myer, Suzanne Collins and other well-known authors.  They bring imagination to life which is what I believe many authors endeavor to do with their readers. The pages can be digital, or physical, but have the same effect no matter how you read. It is why I write this post as I want to thank those that helped my imagination over the past year. I hope my review helped other readers find their books and enjoy them as much as I have. This is the main reason on why I never say NO to a review request.

Before I start with listing and thanking those who gave me the great opportunity of discovering a new world through their prose let me share with you what I have coming for 2015.  As you will see the list is growing and it’s how I want it to be.

Upcoming in 2015 in no particular order:

 

  • Playback Effect by Karen A Wyle
  • Glimpses of the Undead by Julianne Snow
  • The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer by Andy Peloquin
  • Thunder Bay by Robert Reynolds
  • Why 319 by Mark Love
  • Counting Churches The Malta Stories by Rosanne Dingli

 

 

Now it’s time to thank those authors, and publishers, for the books I enjoyed over 2014. The list is in order of reviews from most recent to beginning of the year. If I missed anyone it was not on purpose but a MAJOR oversite on my part.

 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A GREAT 2014

 

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Posted by on December 9, 2014 in Reviews

 

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Boudicca: Her Story by T. Jerome Baker

BoudiccaIt’s not rare to hear the mantra of “Girl Power” in today’s world and this actually helped to propel the Spice Girls to fame when the band hit it big. You may be asking why I am mentioning a British all girl group for this review. It’s simple the story deals with a Welsh woman from the period around 60 AD.

Her name is one that many in the England will recognize and fans of history, specifically Roman, history will also know. It is stated in the book that she had a look that could terrorize those who saw her. Her hair was flaming red hair that fell to her waste and tall for a woman, and she was known by one name. Her name was Boudicca.

T. Jerome Baker takes the reader into a part of history many will know or have heard before. It’s a story from a very unique woman from history. A woman who defied the Romans and led a revolt that killed thousands for a cause she felt was just.

The short novella is called Boudicca: Warrior Queen (Her-Story).

The novella will take the high points of her life and help give the reader a reason for the revolt. The story will also point out how “His-tory” is written by the winners, or the survivors. The novella does its best to give you an insight into Boudicca’s side of events.

Boudicca: Warrior Queen (Her-Story) may be a very quick read but as a fan of history this was a nice telling of her life. Some of the highlights from the story are what drives the revolt to happen. It began due to greed and power. The result was rape, murder and death on a large scale that saw both sides suffer. 

I cannot say what there is to take away from the story other than a history lesson. It’s a lesson that sheds more light on a reader may have learned. You will learn about some of the motives behind the different battles and the mindset of the Warrior Queen. If nothing else you may learn the reason why Boudicca is a name that still is heard in today’s culture and her importance in British History.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Reviews

 

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