Book Review: The Navigators, by Dan Alatorre

The NavigatorsThe Navigators by Dan Alatorre

  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Dan Alatorre (July 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01HKF3JGO
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Getting Rather Excited about the Season of the Christmas Novel!

    About this time every year a favorite occurrence happens.  Christmas books come out for me to read. Last year I read about 45 during the Christmas season. It was wonderful. It might not have been snowing in Kentucky, but there were plenty of blizzards in many small towns across the genre.

    There were wishes, hopes, magic, Santa’s, and really cute families, all coming together with love and the spirit of the season.  Oh, yes! I am ready to start all over again, with a fresh new batch of Christmas novels. This is the season for the time travel, Christmas novels, mail order bride, Christmas novellas, second chances at love, Christmas stories, Returning home to find an old love waiting, Christmas tales, and new twists on the Santa Legend. Whatever the setting, I am ready with my hot chocolate and my notepad. Let’s get ready for some holiday reviews.

    So here is wishing you all a happy Halloween and a joyous welcome to the Christmas novel season. I have already picked up a few to get me started.  If you have any favorites, then comment below, I will attempt to find it and get it on the read list. As always December will include Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express,  and The Night before Christmas. There are some things you just have to do to  make the season bright.

    Enjoy November, I will be reading and reviewing as I participate in NanoWriMo.

    Book Review: New Release: Winters Rising, by Shannyn Leah

    Winters Rising (Lexcon Time Travel, #1)Winters Rising by Shannyn Leah

  • Series: Lexcon Time Travel, The Winters
  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 19, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1537499602
  • ISBN-13: 978-1537499604
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review:Has Anyone Seen My Brain, by Dan Nimak

    Has Anyone Seen My Brain?Has Anyone Seen My Brain? by Dan Nimak

  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rainbug Books (April 20, 2016)
  • Publication Date: April 20, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01EM6NFHM
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    My Review:

    What a great time travel plus friendship book. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Jayden, Aneki, Addie, and the ringleader. This book was interesting and made me appreciate the game of baseball and the history of Salem.

    I think there is going to be more adventures if I read that last sentence correctly. I hope so anyway. Dan Nimak really did a great job of building this story. I liked everyone featured and I loved the time periods. I was completely caught up in the story. Dan Nimak has a real connection to the Salem witch trials which were the time frame of their trip back in time.

    When I saw that there was time travel involved, I knew this book was for me, so I requested a copy to read and review. I was so glad to receive this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This might be considered Middle-grade reading, but I, as an adult, enjoyed the characters and the story immensely. The​ writing is quick and clever and right on target for the age range. Well written and as hard as it is to manage time travel without plot holes, this one aced it.

    My Recommendation:

    I highly recommend this as a great book for middle-grade readers and also anyone that enjoys a fast-paced trip into history via time travel. The concept was unique and the characters were engaging.

    Where to Find Has Anyone Seen My Brain:

    This book is available on Kindle by clicking the link below.

    Book Review: Crossing in Time, by D. L. Orton

    Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils, #1)Crossing in Time by D.L. Orton

    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: In the Land of Broken Time, by Max Evan and Maria Evan

    In The Land of Broken Time: The Incredible JourneyIn The Land of Broken Time: The Incredible Journey by Max Evan and Maria Evan

  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Publisher: Max and Maria Evans; 1 edition (August 2, 2016)
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JM4FG6C
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Time Traveling Outlaw by Ma​cy Babineaux

    The Time-Traveling OutlawThe Time-Traveling Outlaw by Macy Babineaux

    • Publication Date: July 29, 2016
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B01J1UKI7Y

     


    My Rating:

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


    The Book Blurb:

     

     

    The year is 2026. Logan Carver is serving the sixth year of a life sentence without parole. But the corporate prison where he is held has an experimental science wing, and Logan has been volunteered against his will to test a machine that can transport living things through time.

    The year is 1861. Sally Macintosh is a beautiful, headstrong young widow living alone on a ranch near Lockdale, Texas. She had a husband, not long ago. But he was murdered by a ruthless cattle baron intent on taking their land. She’s about to lose all hope when she meets a stranger on the road into town, a mysterious, handsome wanderer willing to help her stand up to the man who killed her husband.

    Logan failed the woman he loved in his own time, and he makes a promise to himself to not let that happen again. But his captors in the future have him on a short leash, able to yank him back to 2026 at will. If he’s going to help Sally, he’ll need to break the hold they have on him. Only then can he help the beautiful woman he has encountered in the past and possibly redeem the future.


    My Review:

     

    This, time travel book is just a great piece of writing. Right from the start you begin to feel connected to Logan. His past troubling and his future uncertain, you find him stumbling around in the heat naked.

    Sally is a widow that is struggling to keep her land from being taken away by the greedy Sturgess. He has the manpower and the money to make people fear him. She is a strong woman that is willing to face the danger alone. She is relieved when Logan drops into her life and is the kind of man that he is.

    When Logan comes into the picture he brings out the hope and deeper feelings in Sally.

    Macy writes of the struggles of a woman alone in the old west as she struggles not to be manipulated by the town bully and his crew. Her writing brought everything brilliantly to life.
    Weaving the past and the future into a remarkable tale that allows you to become invested in Logan’s life. There is a wonderful sense of hope and love in this story.

    There are some steamy bedrooms scenes that even thougth I personally didn’t find them overdone, might be more than expected.

    Overall, I enjoyed this book so much. Really well written and such an original concept. Macy Babineaux takes Sci-Fi and makes it emotional and interesting for the rest of us.

     

    Recommendation

     

    If you enjoy a sweet tender story of romance, hardships and the chance of finding love again after the pain of losing before, then you will enjojy this book. The characters are good together and are just as surprised with their own feelings as the story unfolds. the time travel aspect is important to the concept, but is not too technical and scientific to understand, while just scientific to make you believe. There are scenes that might be considered rated R. I really enjoyed the book.


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