Local News Thursday’s -Prius Crashes Into The Least Legit Looking Funeral Home Ever

Funeral home crash story

Link to the video HERE.

 

I want to first say how this is the least legit funeral home I have ever seen. This….well….it looks like a barn.

I realize it’s a crematorium. But…I just….it’s creepy. I mean, it looks like a barn. A regular barn. Not like…oh you know….a place where bodies are burned.

Even better, a flipping Prius is what comes crashing through the place. I mean, the crematorium part is eerie and gives the story a bit of creep vibe…

But, that’s pretty much destroyed by the least imposing car ever making an abrupt appearance.

Imagine if you will this scene played out in a black and white twilight zone type film. Tone is set. The bad guys are burning bodies and laughing mischievously. That suspenseful music starts playing….and everyone dramatically looks at the wall in over done fear and BOOM it’s a Prius.

I just can’t. I mean….just….I can’t.

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News story and images from Channel 6.

This Weeks TBR!

In an attempt to get things back on schedule, I will be posting my current reads each week on Wednesdays. They are in no particular order.

Drum Roll…….

Fictional adventures await!

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Silverwood – Jule Owen

I’ve read and reviewed the 1st book in this series. It was amaze-balls. To see my review of the 1st book —> “The Boy Who Fell From The Sky” 

I’ll confess I’m halfway into this book already and I wish I had time to just binge read it. It has it’s hooks in me.


 

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He Made Me Laugh- Sheronda L. Barksdale

I’m excited to read this book. I hope it turns out to be awesome.

10% of the proceeds from He Made Me Laugh will be donated to Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation in Roswell, GA.

Find out more about this amazing organization at: https://myturningpoint.org/.


 

Well folks, that’s my list for the week. What’s yours?

Book Review “Just Married Again” by Charlotte Hughes

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The last person Maddy Kelly expects to show up at her mountain cabin for the holidays is her soon-to-be ex-husband, who was always too busy to enjoy their hideaway. Following doctor’s orders to reduce stress, Michael arrives at their remote cabin, unannounced and unexpected, in the dead of night, during a snow storm. Which is why Maddy greets him with a fire poker to the head, rendering him unconscious, and with a case of temporary amnesia. As his memory returns, Michael realizes how much he loves his wife, and is willing to do anything to get her back, even if it means pretending to still have amnesia.

Add to the mix Michael’s mischievous 13-year-old nephew, who has stowed away in Michael’s car, and Maddy’s two dachshunds who take an instant disliking to Michael, and you have a laugh-out-loud recipe for a romantic romp.


This book both vibrated the vocal cords with laughter and tightened them with sorrow. In the end though, we should all give a shout out to one brilliant Doctor’s meddling.

This book was fantastic. It was funny when the reader needed. It was deep and painful in all the right places. It was the perfect romantic comedy. 

This book had the kind of characters that we all love. The meddling family Doctor who is quirky and caring. The high achieving lawyer with a work comes first mindset and last but not least….the wife who leaves him.

I think what spoke to me the most was the real part of this book. In a marriage, it’s easy to feel secure and lose sight of keeping your spouse happy. It’s like we realize that now we have someone, we don’t have to worry about that end of life so we check it off our to-do list and move on. We often forget that relationships are not static. They are organic and need attention indefinitely. If we don’t,  very serious misunderstandings and neglect can result.

I love everything about this story. I love how everything came together for one big beautiful happy ending. 

It couldn’t of come at a better time in my life. I needed this book. I needed the laughs and I needed the heart tugging. Thank you Ms. Hughes for delivering just what I needed.

5 Star Book!

5 stars


The Technical Data:

Title: Just Married Again |Author(s): Charlotte Hughes |

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services / Publication Date: 11-25-2015 |Pages: 234 (Kindle) | ISBN: B014VYGJVY | Genre(s): Romance / Comedy |Language:English | Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 3-25-2016 |Source: Copy from Author

Book Review “Touched By A Phoenix” by Sophia Byron

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TOUCHED BY A PHOENIX by Sophia Byron is the 2015 GOLD MEDAL WINNER in the Readers’ Favorite Awards International Book Awards – Romance Sizzle Category

Playboy Brad Scott spent years avoiding love, his heart and mind dedicated to only one thing—global security. That is, until he meets the elusive Alexandria Saunders, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in military technology and the fiercest corporate attorney in the mixing bowl. Alexis tears Brad’s world apart the moment they meet and with a single touch, becomes the breath against his fire…his obsession.

With Alexis at his side, he has realized the greatest breakthrough of the century in military technology. Now, the world wants what he knows and will stop at nothing to hunt him down.

SHOCKINGLY DANGEROUS: Touched by a Phoenix is a sizzling romantic suspense containing explicit sexual content, which is intended for Mature Audiences only.


I’ll start off by saying that I do not typically review books of this nature and I accepted this review request to keep my review genres mixed. I did not expect so many sex scenes. Boy, was I surprised.

The writing in this book is a bit wordy but had depth. I felt that I knew a lot about both Alexis and Brad by the end of the book. Their world was well fleshed out.

I could see this book translate well into film. In my opinion, it would work best as a TV series instead of a movie.

This book really has all the things you need to have a good suspense / romance. You have the hot lawyer who has a rough past and seems unyielding and unattainable. You have the super hot genius who was a playboy but falls head over heels for the hardest to get girl.

And….you have lots and lots of steamy sex.

Add to that the military aspect and the super weapon…well you have a winner winner chicken dinner.

I enjoyed the book. I typically go for less used themes but you gotta admit that sometimes you like to fall back into those themes that are consistently good though predictable.

The writing was the bomb . com and the story was great.

5 star book!

5 stars


The Technical Data:

Title: Touched by a Phoenix  ( Book 1 ) |Author(s): Sophia Byron |

Publisher: Self Published / Publication Date: 4-24-2015 |Pages: 608 (Print) | ISBN: 9780692392034)  | Genre(s): Romance / Suspense |Language:English | Rating: 5 out of 5 |  Date Read: 3-20-2016 |Source: Copy from Author

Back to the Schedule

For the past month or so my family has been through hell. So, of course, my blog has suffered. I’m waaay behind on damn near everything. From reviews to promotions… I am backed up.

I’ll give you a bit of an explanation. My son fell through the floor at our house. That’s how it began. We were renting an older house and as my son was running around the dining room his legs went through the floor. I freaked out and ran to him immediately. He had already pulled himself up and ran across the room from me where he promptly fell in again. This time only one foot. It was a fucking nightmare. I immediately contacted our landlord. He took days to make the repair. His repair was a piece of raw plywood he put on the floor over the hole and called it good. During this time we obviously couldn’t stay there and had to dip into savings to pay for a hotel.

After that we terminated our contract with that landlord due to the house being unsafe since he wouldn’t do an adequate repair and we were forced to stay with friends or hotels.

A few weeks ago we found another house and have moved in. This time we are renting from a legitimate property management company. Never again will I rent from an individual.

This entire process has been a nightmare that is still on going.

I want to formally apologize for the added wait to any authors for book reviews and promotions.

I will do my best to adhere to the schedule set out in my policy from this week on.

Thank you for your patience while my family and I go through this transition.

FYI hotels get really old really fast with two small kids.

Carry on folks.

Book Review “The Island on the Edge of Forever” by Andrew Crusoe

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When Asha and Zahn return to the sapphire forests of Avani after a harrowing battle with the star-consuming Vakragha, they reflect and prepare, knowing their chthonic enemy will return. Yet to their surprise, a Confederation pilot lands with a new mission: to recover The Kiss of Life, an ancient artifact capable of reviving the dead.

Through their quest, Asha crashes on an unknown world, discovering a mysterious island that comes to life with villagers and roaring bonfires every night, only to find that any trace of them vanishes each morning. Now facing each day alone, Asha is pushed to rely on her courage and intuition to survive, soon discovering that she’s not the only one searching desperately for the artifact…

THE ISLAND ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER is the 2nd book in the EPIC OF ARAVINDA — a Transcendental, Sci-Fi, action-adventure series. (However, this book does not require you to have read anything else to enjoy this story.)

Themes

Written on Hawaii, this story is influenced by the remarkable people of the Big Island, Anapana breathing meditation, and the Ra Material (aka. The Law of One), which is woven from truths that transcend space and time, applying anywhere in any era. Thus, many describe it as “Transcendental Science Fiction.”


 

One thing I really enjoyed about this book over the first was that Zahn took a back seat to the story and we really got to know more about Asha. However, I really liked Zahn in the first book but not so much in this one. He seemed like a bit of a brat. He was rash and inconsiderate.

Asha on the other hand really grew as a character in this book. Although, I feel very distant from her and Mira as a reader. This book felt like more introspection than anything. I understand that the books are based on a sense of oneness but I felt like that theme really overtook the story. The actual story felt like it was backseat to the “Law of One” message. This set me back a little on enjoying the tale. I felt like the action of the story was dulled and a bit anti-climatic when it shouldn’t of been.

That’s really a shame because this story has a lot of really awesome elements. The technology is still awesome. The world building continues to impress. We even get an insight into the Vakragha mind. Which, I’ll admit, was a very nice addition to the narrative. I would like to see more of that in the future.

The story is good it just didn’t draw me in like the first did. 

Due to this, I am granting the book 4 stars.

4 star

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The Technical Data:

Title: The Island on the Edge of Forever ( Book 2 ) | Author(s): Andrew M. Crusoe |

Publisher: Aravinda Publishing / Publication Date: 5-25-2015 |Pages: 312 (Print) | ISBN: B00WRO3ZJ0  | Genre(s): Science Fiction |Language:English | Rating: 4 out of 5 |  Date Read: 3-3-2016 |Source: Copy from Author

Book Review “Lessons From The Underground Book 1”

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A series of analytical autobiographies, written by criminals assisted by academics with the aim of exploring the roots of crime in the modern urban/suburban environment, and adding to the conversation of a better world. A hardcore analysis of modern underground life. Entertaining and well referenced. Academically stimulating and painfully detailed. Gritty and smart. Seductive and terrifying.


 

The beginning of the book is mainly the author examining his childhood and  philosophizing his actions as a young criminal. There are some points the author makes that I agree with.  The author points out that those who do not easily fit within the confines of normal are treated poorly and perform inadequately in the cookie cutter system of education and employment.  Those whose education requires less institutional learning would greatly benefit from a more stimulating and less traditional education. Trying to mold individuals into any kind of uniformity is bound to fail. We are essentially individual. In this context, I can understand how a person would get the stimulation they are lacking from traditional norms by committing crimes. Breaking rules of any kind can definitely provide the stimulate these kind of people crave.

Something that I found slightly annoying was the over explanation of basic themes. The book is very introspective and moves at a slow pace. The same details are pounded home over and over. It’s a bit insulting to the reader. Over explanation usually isn’t something that annoys me. However, when the same concepts are over explained multiple times it starts to get a bit insulting and repetitive. It puts lulls in an otherwise very interesting story. 

The author really digs deep into the darker parts of human sociologic and herd behavior. It’s a descriptive look into the lives of those most are only able to see the surface of. It’s a lot like being invited into the click of the bad kids without all of the consequences of being involved with them. 

Surprisingly, those society deems “bad” could really just be looking for a place to belong. They are looking for gratification….just like the rest of us.

I found this book thought provoking, shocking and enlightening all at the same time. However, due to the annoying repetition and extreme over explanation….I am granting it four stars.

4 star

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The Technical Data:

Title: Lessons From The Underground ( Book 1 ) | Author(s): Not Us |

Publisher: Create Space Independant Publishing / Publication Date: 8-6-2015 |Pages: 216 (Print) | ISBN: 9781515388067  | Genre(s): True Crime / Biographies / Memoirs  |Language:English | Rating: 4 out of 5 |  Date Read: 2-26-2016 | Source: Copy from Author