Book Review: Hairlarious Critter Tails by Sharon Kleve

Take a walk on the wild side with this amazing animal book filled with vibrant photos and fabulously funny facts for any age.

See animals of all kinds in action and investigate their habits and habitats in the readable, browse-able, picture-packed book. You’ll learn hopping fun rabbit facts, nutty facts to make you appreciate squirrels and chipmunks, peculiar facts about hedgehogs, furry facts about nature’s bandit, the raccoon, prickly facts about porcupines and so much more…

Clear, vibrant photographs bring it all to life in the pages of this delightful fun-filled reference book for adults and kids.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I love this book! It would be a great gift for any animal lover. It is full of beautiful photos of mostly small animals. Along with the photos are interesting facts and a few puns at the end of most sections.

Some of the facts that stood out to me:

  • Squirrels aren’t found in Antarctica, of course, but there aren’t any in Australia either.
  • The gastric brooding frog swallows her eggs and the tadpoles remain in her stomach for up to 8 weeks, then hop out of her mouth! The male Darwin frog swallows the eggs and stores the tadpoles in his vocal sac until they hop out.
  • Rabbits are active at dawn and dusk.
  • The female chicken starts life carrying thousands of undeveloped yolks.
  • The peahen has special sensors in her crest that are tuned in to her peacock and when he fans his tail, he shakes it 26 times a second creating a pressure wave that literally rattles the female’s head.
  • Raccoons run up to 51 miles/hour, can fall from 130 feet without injury, are fast swimmers, and are smarter than cats!

Hairlarious Critter Tails is one of those books you can go back to time and time again.

About the Author

Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband and two cats. When not writing, and working full-time, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cats and a good book or in the kitchen making baking sourdough bread or bagels.

Sharon is a multi-published author of contemporary romance published in eBook, paperback, on audio and translated into foreign languages. She has written New Adult and Romantic Suspense, but what brings her the most joy is writing Romantic Comedies.

She loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve–with a few laughs and maybe a few bumps and bruises along the way.

Her latest adventure is writing about her favorite furry friends.

Email: sharon.kleve@gmail.com
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Book Review: That’s a Shocking Idea…Let’s do it! by Suzanne Shearing

 A heartbroken middle aged mum sets out to kill her daughter’s murderer.

She stalks him, awaiting her opportunity, and gets caught up in a bank robbery and a series of mishaps and misadventures as she goes on the run with her partner in crime.

In their attempt to escape capture, they find themselves in foreign countries, and even on a cruise ship in a storm.

It’s a road trip, a chase, with two middle-aged people trying to evade capture, with often disastrous or hilarious consequences.

My Review

I’m sure many people think about killing someone who killed a loved one, but Verity was convinced that she must kill her son-in-law, Chester, to get justice not only for the murder of her daughter, Melody, but also for the loss of her precious grandson.

Until her daughter was killed, Verity was a typical housewife, but when she decided to kill Chester, she became a different person. Once Zak offered to help her, everything went downhill. They were not good for each other, and death seemed to follow them everywhere.

Verity and Zak, the main characters, are well-developed. They’re both flawed, of course (they did plan to murder someone), but they’re likeable despite some of their questionable actions. Zak even tends to be heroic when someone is in trouble.

I like the author’s writing style. It is to the point, and even when Verity is thinking about things, it doesn’t ramble, which often happens when first-person is used. I also like the author’s sense of humor, and there were several times I had to giggle.

I definitely recommend That’s a Shocking Idea…Let’s do it! if you like something a little different than the usual crime drama.

About the Author

Suzanne Shearing is a retired journalist, stage school owner and film maker.

Starting on her local paper, the Welwyn Hatfield Times, as a cub reporter, she progressed to evening and national publications, writing news and features, as well as a local column.

In 1995 she had a change of career, due to her love of the theatre and film. After attending drama school, she opened a stage school, which soon became the most successful part time stage school in Hertfordshire, with 300 young students and fourteen teachers of drama, dance and singing.

When she retired, Suzanne started writing scripts, and made two feature films, ‘No Smoke’ and ‘Archie’, which have been distributed throughout the world, and a short, ‘Nobody’s Child.’ ‘No Smoke’ was an official selection for the International Marbella Film Festival.

’It’s a shocking idea… let’s do it!’ is Suzanne’s second novel.  Her first novel was entitled “Two Old Ladies and a Secret Child,” which was the publisher’s best seller within days of publication, and was featured on the Jeremy Vine TV show.

Suzanne lives in rural Hertfordshire with her pups Rusty and Rocky, and with her son and his family nearby.

For more information about the author, visit the author’s official website: http://www.suzanneshearing.com.

“That’s a shocking idea…. let’s do it!” by Suzanne Shearing is available from Amazon at:

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Press/Media Contact Details:

Darin Jewell (Suzanne Shearing’s literary agent)
Managing Director
The Inspira Group Literary Agency
darin@theinspiragroup.com
tel. UK +208 292 5163