Currently Reading: This morning I woke up dead by Mindy Larson

This morning I woke up dead

This morning I woke up dead by Mindy Larson is the book I’m currently reading, as soon as I finish I’ll post the review.

Book Description (from Amazon):

Things are seemingly perfect for Hadley Christensen and Dominic Morris. They’re engaged, both of them have promising careers in the medical field, and they’re happier and more fulfilled than they have ever been. When Hadley heads off to work one morning, she realizes things aren’t as they seem. While staring into the headlights of a fast approaching oncoming vehicle, life as she knows it is forever altered. Her last breath on Earth is only the beginning.

She isn’t about to die.

She is already dead.

No one else knows but they are all dead too.

This powerful realization forces Hadley to leave Dominic behind and exist in another realm. Neither soul handles the painful separation well, nor can their bond be broken. Even in death. Hadley is given the rare privilege to make contact from the other side, desperately hoping to convince her beloved of his true state and ensure they be together once more.

This Morning I Woke Up Dead takes you on a journey of discovery as two souls fight against their undeniably difficult situation of being tormented and separated by different realms of existence, proving that those who are destined to be together will not be kept apart by a beating heart.

Have a Cupcake and Read something nice, a Book Recommendation

Keep Calm

Book Description (From Amazon):

Cakewalk through the busy banquet of life with this little compendium of comforting quotations! ”Sweetness is one of the five basic tastes and is almost universally regarded as a pleasurable experience, so enjoy your cupcake.” ”There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ”Life is short — have your cupcake and eat it too.”

Short and sweet (just like cupcakes), this pretty little book offers uplifting servings of sanity sure to warm the heart (and sweet tooth).

Book Comments:

I really love cupcakes, and this little book with a pink cover, attracted my attention a few days ago in a Store.

Today I finally decided to buy it and I searched the Kindle version in Amazon (this way I can read it also in the the Kindle app on my Mobile), and I truly enjoyed reading the quotes and looking at the cute images in this little book.

Why do I recommend it? Because sometimes all we need is some nice and comforting words, and because for a price of $0.99 usd I think it’s a good deal 🙂

Disclaimer: The offer may be available only for US customers, the prices frequently change in Amazon, is important that you confirm the price prior to buy any book.

Book Review: Between the Lines (Book 1) by Tammara Webber

Between the Lines

Official Book Description:

When Hollywood It Boy, Reid Alexander, arrives on location to shoot his next movie, his goals are the same as always—film another blockbuster hit and enjoy his celebrity status to the fullest while doing so. His costar is a virtual unknown with whom he had blazing hot chemistry during her auditions. The universe is lining up nicely to grant whatever he wants, as usual, until he’s confronted with unexpected obstacles on location like a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for the first girl to spark his genuine interest in years.

Emma Pierce just got her big break after more than a decade of filming commercials for grape juice, department stores and tampons, and more recently, bit parts in made-for-TV movies. Nailing the lead role in a wide-release film sent her agent, father and stepmother into raptures, and should have done the same for her. The Problem? Emma is experiencing a building desire to be normal, and starring in a silly, modernized adaptation of one of her favorite novels—opposite the very hot Reid Alexander—isn’t going to advance that aspiration.

Graham Douglas doesn’t fear playing the part of a nerdy dimwit; when it comes to choosing film roles, if it pays, he’ll do it. Besides, his friend Brooke Cameron snatched up the role of the bitchy hot girl and could use his help as a buffer, because her ex is the star. Graham has no problem keeping a handle on the situation, until he finds himself attracted to Reid’s costar, Emma, the girl Reid is pursuing full-throttle with his standard arsenal of charm, good looks and arrogance.

Book Review:

There are some books that catch your interest from the beginning and keep it until the end, for me “Between the lines” by Tammara Webber was one of those.

I read this book in one sitting and as soon as finish I knew this was a book I’ll be re-reading in the future, (and I’ll enjoy it just as the first time).

The book offers a glimpse to the life of a group of young celebrities (most of the time while they are working on a new movie), through the story we can see their lives inside and outside the set, how they manage work, fame, relationships and family issues (which is not always easy for them in that kind of circle).
This book is written from two POV, one from Reid’s, a famous young movie star, and the other one from Emma, a young actress who has mostly played small roles but is now having her first big opportunity.

For me this was an entertaining read, I liked the pace and how well written it was (this allowed me to be quickly immersed in the story), I also enjoy the characters created by Tammara Webber (from the main to the secondary ones).
My favorite character was Graham, he is just the perfect guy: romantic, warm and supportive, and I’m really excited about the continuation of the Series “Where you are”, which includes Graham’s POV.

This is the first book I read from this author and I really recommend it, also I look forward to reading the next books from the “Between the Lines” Series:
Where you are (Book 2)
Good for you (Book 3)

Books with romance and sports – Review for Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

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Book Description:

“Whoever said football and girls don’t mix hasn’t read Catching Jordan. I couldn’t put it down ” — Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series

ONE OF THE BOYS

What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she’s ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he’s also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan’s feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart’s on the line?

Book review:

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love” 
Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown in “Peanuts”

Jordan is a girl, but she’s also the quarterback of her High School Football team, she’s used to be focused 100% on the game, until Ty Green appears in the picture and suddenly things change…

This is a sweet story about dealing with your feelings while you are growing up and deciding what to do with your future. Is about love, friendship, dreams, and also about the importance of stand for what you really want and be open to different options in life.

Jordan is talented and strong and I liked her since the beginning. The rest of the characters were really fun to read and my favorites were Henry (Jordan’s best friend and one of her teammates) and Mike (Jordan’s brother, the older brother I would have loved to have).

One of the things that I liked about the story is the great relationship between Jordan and her teammates (all of them were very protective and supportive), also the evolution in the relationship between Jordan and her Dad.

This was an enjoyable book and I would love to see a continuation for Jordan’s story, but for now I look forward to reading the newer book from Miranda Kenneally, “Things I Can’t Forget” that takes place in a Summer Camp.

Book Review: More than a Shadow by Tony Rakestraw

More than a shadow

Book Description from Amazon:

Carrie Mitchell is the perfect size zero. Her life should be perfect, right? Not quite. Carrie has problems accepting her looks like so many others. Will she figure out a way to come out of the shadows and accept herself?

 

My review:

Have you ever found yourself looking at one of those size zero models or that girl super skinny in the mall thinking “I wish I had her body” “Her life must be so perfect” “She’s so lucky”, well Carrie is one of those skinny girls (one of those who are not models) and she doesn’t feel that lucky.

This short story gives us a glimpse into the life of Carrie, her perception of herself and how she deals with it.

From the first pages I felt sympathy for Carrie, and it hurt me as I realized how things were not easy for her,  I was really engaged to her story.

The only thing I would have preferred is that the story was longer, it would had been nice learn more about Carrie’s life (more depth in the “before” and “after”).

As this is a very short story I don’t want to give any spoilers, but overall I think it is worth reading it.

 

At the time this review was posted, More than a Shadow by Tony Rakestraw was free on the US Amazon Kindle Store, but as you may know prices in Amazon constantly change and may vary based on the territory, for that reason is important that you confirm the price before buy it.

Book Review: A Shade of Blood (A Shade of Vampire 2) by Bella Forrest

a shade of blood

Book Description from Goodreads:

In A Shade Of Blood, Bella Forrest transports you deeper into a unique, enthralling and beautifully sensitive story.
Prepare to be lost in its pages…

When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she’d forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak.

Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia. Something has possessed Derek’s heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape.

High school, prom and a chance to move on with her life now await her.

But will she be able to forget the horrors that steal her sleep away at night? … and the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?

Book review:

Another amazing book by Bella Forrest, A Shade of Vampire is by far one of my favorite paranormal books and after reading A Shade of Blood I reconfirm that she’s a great writer and one of my favorite authors.

This book is dark, captivating and intense, it was impossible for me to put it down, even when that meant for me to stay awake almost all night.
The story is still as good as in the first book, and thanks to the fact that places and scenes are well described and detailed, it’s fairly easy to be transported to the world that the author created, that mysterious and intriguing place called “The Shade” where exist all these vampires governed by Derek Novak.
The characters are well developed and for me it was really easy relate to them, you can feel their pain, frustration, love, their struggle and I think this is why I’m so captivated by Bella Forrest’s books.
One thing I really enjoyed was the multiple POV’s that we find in this book, to be able to switch between Sofia, Derek, Ben and Lucas really helped me understand these better characters (their feelings and what was behind their actions).
In this second book we learn more about Derek’s past, “The Shade” and also we get to know Ben better (Sofia’s best friend who after this book became more interesting to me than in the first book).
This book in a manner explores the subject of how people deal with their pain and how after a life changing event it seems fairly impossible forget and leave everything behind, also it shows that even when there’s love, relationships are not always easy and sometimes you have to fight for what you want.

The end of this book left me wanting to read the next in this series (can’t wait for the release) and I definitely recommend it to YA, Romance, Fantasy and Paranormal fans, but to understand and really enjoy this book you should read first “A Shade of Vampire” also by Bella Forrest.

Children’s Book: Thanks By Luciana Reis

Even when this is a children’s book (and I don’t have any yet) I was curious about this Kindle book, after I started reading I got caught by the beautiful photos and the messages than appear in each page.

This book is about gratitude and be thankful, something that I think is really important to teach to children since early ages and also an important value than we must live as adults.

Something really nice is that the book is available in different languages in the Amazon Kindle Store (english, spanish, portuguese and even catalan) and a few moments ago that I visited the Kindle Store in US the four editions were free (the prices in the kindle books may vary by country and also can change at any time, is important than you review the price before any purchase).

I’m really thankful 😉 that I found this book, and I would love to share it with my nieces the next time I meet them.

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