Free eBook :  Halfway (Aspiration for Deliverance #1)  by Lokesh Sharma and Anubhav Sharma

Free eBook :  Halfway (Aspiration for Deliverance #1)  by Lokesh Sharma and Anubhav Sharma

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Free eBook :  Halfway (Aspiration for Deliverance #1) 

by Lokesh Sharma and Anubhav Sharma

Giving away:

  • 20 free kindle book s for Reviewers only (3 given, 17 left)

– Ends 1st May 2018

Genre:

Sceience Fiction

Blurb:

A few hundred people wake up in an auditorium with no memory of their past, scared and confused, struggling to remember who they are and how they got here. A voice draws their attention to the person standing on the podium, impeccably dressed, an air of calm confidence about him that suggests he has the answers to all their questions. As he starts explaining the situation, they slowly begin to realise they are in a futuristic realm called Enigma, where dead humans are reborn and brought to trials for the crimes they committed in their human-lives…

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The book contains some violence and strong language and is only appropriate for the readers above 18.

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free children’s book Giveaway : For Cats’ Eyes Only  by Olli Tooley

free children’s book Giveaway : For Cats’ Eyes Only by Olli Tooley

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free book Giveaway : For Cats’ Eyes Only

by Olli Tooley

Giving away:

  • 3 free book – paperbacks giveaway – Free to enter
  • 20 eBooks for Reviews (3 given, 17 left)

– Ends 31st Jan 2018

Genre:

children’s

Blurb:

Special Agent Felix Whiter always gets his man… or tortoise.

Or does he? Sometimes the tortoise gives him the slip, and sometimes the real villain is… oh but that would be telling.

A fun, if sometimes silly, spy thriller for kids, with plenty of giggles for adults too. “For Cats’ Eyes Only” is packed with excitement, danger, terrible puns, and fart humour.

Educational allergy advice.

This is intended to be a purely FUN story and every effort has been made to remove all traces of education and morality from it, however it has been produced in an environment where educational elements are included in other books, and as such the publisher cannot be held liable should you inadvertently learn anything by reading this book.

 

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If you can’t wait to see if you win a copy, the Kindle edition is 99c until Nov 30th (99p UK) and the paperback is half price on the Blue Poppy Publishing website until Sunday Nov 26th

 

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Introducing: BookGobbler Achievement Badges

Introducing: BookGobbler Achievement Badges

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In order to reward our regular reviewers, we’ve decided to give out special achievement badges to readers who constantly review books on BookGobbler, and help our authors get the exposure they deserve.

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free book Giveaway : The Other Side of Town by William R Pope

free book Giveaway : The Other Side of Town by William R Pope

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free book Giveaway : The Other Side of Town

by William R Pope

Giving away:

  • 2 free book – paperbacks giveaway – Free to enter
  • 15 eBooks for Reviews (0 given, 15 left)

– Ends 15th Jan 2018

Genre:

memoir / biography

Blurb:

An experiment at being honest is this book. While names have been changed to protect the innocent, all stories are true. The book starts at the beginning and continues chronologically, highlighting parts of Bill Pope’s life chosen for their narrative characteristics. Bill attempts to examine and satirize important transitional periods—from his humble beginnings growing up in Bridgewater, happy in his own simplistic world, to moving to his grandparents Orville home where he struggled to contend with the realities of his own limitations and a childhood friend that sporadically appears to get him into trouble.

Mixed in with humorous puns and storytelling, is a revealing glimpse into Bill’s thoughts on love, relationships, sex, ambition and music. If there was ever a book that attempted to examine the human condition of an average person’s life in interesting and surprising ways, this book is it.

 

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I like fiction with the best of them. But I can’t lie, some of my favorite movies and books of all times have been based on a true story. I realize these dramatizations are largely BS. And if it’s the haunting series, all BS. But still, I’m captivated by the fact that at least some of what I’m reading or watching actually happened. Thank you to all that chose my book to review.

 

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Book Review – Xenoman by Adam Martin

Book Review – Xenoman by Adam Martin

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Book Review – Xenoman

by Adam Martin

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I’m usually not a futuristic novel reader, but sometimes I do pick one up. Some of them are just so over my head that I lose interest, but it was not this way with Xenoman.

Xenoman takes place in a future where the majority of the population is addicted to a drug called ‘Sunlight’. But when ‘Sunlight’ is no longer available, most people turn to ‘Black Magic’, a designer drug that unfortunately causes spontaneous human combustion. It’s a culture where everyone walks around with a little black box on their chest and listens to 5-track music. (If you are having a hard time picturing this, think future meets the 80s.)

Xeno has always wanted to enter the Nth Dimension like his idols, The White Boys, a travelling band who are rumoured to be telepathic. He goes to take the Zener Test, and unknowingly gets an implant placed in his brain. However, when this implant starts to act up, neither of his friends Zoom and Trianne believe him. Things start getting a little weird when Zoom disappears, presumably dead, and Trianne begins smouldering. Xeno is then recruited to Intellegalla to save Trainne, and then things start to get real interesting: ‘Klownburger’ characters, robotic synths, and aliens are just to name a few. With everything going on, Xeno starts to even question reality.

“The more I see, the less I see. Time, space, objects, are all smeared like dream logic. The dream has a logic, but the logic is occult to me. Nothing holds its form long enough to register what it refers to. Reality as it really is, is . . . incoherent.”

Xenoman really seems like a satire on culture and a reminisce of the 80s. A future where technology is a black box strapped to your chest and connected with a black node on your forehead, (seems a bit like the large boom boxes and first cell phones), music is provided via 5-track, and the villains are strangely similar to the old McDonald characters. Though all these references are before my time, I found them rather amusing and entertaining.

Xenoman really took me by surprise (I actually started out with an eBook but didn’t connect to it, so I went ahead and bought a hard copy and that made a big difference). Martin has a very thought-out plot and I actually enjoyed going on the mission with Xeno.

A few things would have helped me out more, in understanding the story’s beginning and setting the scene. There was a back-story that the readers don’t get a lot of information about at first, and I found myself a little confused. Also, I would have liked to know a little more in the beginning about how Xeno, Zoom, and Trianne became friends.

Another thing I would have liked to see further developed was Xeno’s relationships. Especially between Xeno and Trainne. But the thing that confused me the most, was his relationship with Garry, his Intellegella handler. They really hit it off, but Xeno just met the guy, found out his company had put an implant in his brain, and then willingly goes on a dangerous mission, all within a day. It was not very convincing…

Overall, this is an entertaining Sci-Fi novel that really took me for a spin.

Xenoman by Adam Martin gets 3.5 stars.

Thank you to Adam Martin for providing me with a copy of your book to review.

BookGobbler is currently hosting a paperback giveaway of this title, so head over there and check them out!

 


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Book Review – Absence of Blade by Caitlin Demaris McKenna

Book Review – Absence of Blade by Caitlin Demaris McKenna

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Book Review – Absence of Blade

by Caitlin Demaris McKenna

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Book Review by Joni Dee

Miss this on your own peril: this great Sci-Fi will be a Netflix series someday

When I was in high-school, a long long time ago, I came across Frank Herbert’s Dune. It was probably the first complex ‘whole new universe’ type of political Sci-Fi I had ever encountered in book form, and it rocked my world. I was so into it, that I even faked illness to stay home in order to read it (geeky I know). I have since came across only a handful of other authors who were talented enough to invent a universe, plausible enough for me to get into… Roger Zelanzy’s Nine Princes in Amber for one is an excellent example. And so, I turned to more ‘realistic’ genres, neglecting Sci-Fi and disassociating from fantasy altogether (‘Dragons live forever but not so little boys’ – as the famous song goes).

This long intro is not to say that Ms. McKenna had written the next Dune, but she definitely holds the potential. Absence of Blade paints an elaborated and intriguing universe of humanity’s (“Terrans”) future, and I’d certainly stand in line to read more.

The year is sometime in the very far future, Terrans’ Expansion to other worlds in new and remote star systems is underway in full throttle (hence “The Expansion series”). However, after a few bloody conflicts that ended with the Terrans’ army having the upper hand over alien species, the Osk colony of Za stands its ground. The Osk have been winning some key battles against the Terrans, thanks to their killer Seph assassins. The story mostly gives us the Osk perspective. They are four legged, have grey-dark complexion, with coloured mane and a snout rather than a nose. They are extremely sensitive to smells, oh and they have killer bodily blades embedded in their arms.
The power behind the Terrans’ Expansion is the ‘Universal Church’ who has its own army and agenda, trying to bring-in other species into the holy trinity system of beliefs.
Sounds complex? not really. Sephs Gau Shesharrim, Mose Attarish and scientist Shomoro Lacharoksa, all Osk, have their own story and missions; while the Terrans are preparing for their final blow, led by General Shanazkowitz and her son Jan.

McKenna’s English and writing is superb (save the ‘fight scenes’ which I found a bit disorienting). The plot-line, which is enriched with the history of this new future weaved with more human warfare and conflicts, is fascinating and the book in general is hard to drop. Also, while at first I thought the Osk point of view (which dominates the novel) is weird, it grew on me, and I think it’s a fresh way to tell an inter-specie story.

What knocked the score to 3.5-4 stars are a few plot-line weaknesses which disturbed me, along with the failure to elaborate on the key human figure, Jan Shanazkowitz, who I suspect will have a major role in future books. What made me even more annoyed was the story leaping 15 years forward. I suspect things have happened during these years which are crucial to the understanding of the characters’ development and their agendas/motives. 15 years, that’s a lot to miss! And that raised questions, which remain unanswered.

Finally, what brought the score back to the solid 4 stars ground is the fact that the author managed to paint a plausible universe, for me, and I totally want to hear more about it. As an author I understand the need to keep it simpler in a debut novel; And I personally will welcome a revised longer version someday, which may include omitted chapters (I suspect there are quite a few). Dune is 604 pages long, and that was just setting the scene! Alas, that’s the main problem when fabricating a whole new world.

Great debut Sci-Fi. If you’re into these kind of books, Space Operas, or anything clever and out-of-the-box, you should definitely read it. Miss this on your own peril: when this is made into a Netflix series, don’t come crying to me – instead have the bragging rights to say you were there first!

 
Free eBook : Pen, Please by George Mayes

Free eBook : Pen, Please by George Mayes

Free eBook : Pen, Please

by George Mayes

Giving away:

  • 20 free kindle book s for Reviewers only (3 given, 17 left)

– Ends 10th Jan 2018

Genre:

Memoir

Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Andre Mayes was naїve to think his life couldn’t be turned upside down in a matter of days. But hearing the words “Have you gone to the hospital yet?” made everything real. Standing next to his father’s coffin reinforced the impact. Luckily, his loving stepmother stood by his side in his time of need. The one who’s always despised him and who wanted him out of the house just days before the funeral.

In this case, death may have provided a way out, but in which direction? North, toward the pressure of drugs? Or maybe East, toward a frigid cell? Either way, things are going South on a clustered highway at staggering speeds. If Andre doesn’t heed the familiar voice calling to him from six feet deep, he’ll never escape his greatest obstacle—himself. In time, life finds a way to mold Andre into a man. But not a second before things go from bad to worse.

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Thank you for taking the time to consider my novel Pen, Please. I hope you enjoy it!

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Free eBook : Who The F*ck Am I?  by Stephen Bentley

Free eBook : Who The F*ck Am I? by Stephen Bentley

Free eBook : Who The F*ck Am I?

by Stephen Bentley

Giving away:

  • 5 free kindle book s for Reviewers only (2 given, 3 left)
  • No Paperback giveaway for this one, sorry!

– Ends 31st Jan 2018

Genre:

Action and Adventure

Blurb:

This surely has to be a first? Crime fiction about an undercover cop written by a former undercover cop! From author, Stephen Bentley, comes a fictional undercover cop, Steve Regan, following on the success of his true crime undercover cop memoir ‘Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story.’ Steve Regan, undercover detective, is tempted by the riches of drug smuggling so he can be free of debt, police bureaucracy, and help a loved one. He wonders whether he can go ‘rogue’ and cross the line. Regan gets involved in one deal with a Miami-based drug lord. But is everyone who they say they are? Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment, from a writer who knows how to suck you into a story. The series is likely to appeal to fans of the British TV series ‘Life on Mars,’ ‘Spooks,’ and ‘Mad Dogs.’

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All honest reviews welcome. As a UK based author I would appreciate any reviews being posted to Amazon UK in addition to Goodreads. Thank you!

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free book Giveaway : A Bargain in Silver by Josie Jaffrey

free book Giveaway : A Bargain in Silver by Josie Jaffrey

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free book Giveaway : A Bargain in Silver (The Solis Invicti Series Book 1)

by Josie Jaffrey

Giving away:

  • 1 free book – paperbacks giveaway – Free to enter
  • 20 eBooks for Reviews (4 given, 16 left)

– Ends 31st Dec 2017

Genre:

Romance / Paranormal

Blurb:

If the price of safety is slavery, would you bargain your life?

A Bargain in Silver is book one of Josie Jaffrey’s Solis Invicti paranormal romance series, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic London.

A deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advance are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience. It’s not a deal that Emmy’s willing to make, but as her world burns around her she finds herself in the arms of the enemy and the line between oppressor and saviour begins to blur.

After an attack by the infected, Emmy is rescued by the handsome Drew who introduces her to the world of the Silver. Desperate to escape subjugation and confused by her attraction to him, she gathers what remains of her surrogate family and plans to make a break for freedom.

But despite her efforts to resist, she is drawn further into the intrigues of the mysterious Silver through the agency of their ruler, the Primus: Solomon. Emmy refuses to submit to the cold and detached Primus and an attempt on her life makes it clear that he is unable to protect her from the political machinations of his race.

As the connection between them deepens she must choose between her desire and her will to rebel, but can she trust his intentions when everyone is after her blood?

 

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Now that I have released the final book in this four-book series, I’m looking for more reviewers. If you enjoy this first instalment, please do get in touch via my website and I’d be happy to provide copies of the rest of the series in return for honest reviews

 

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