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Book Review & Giveaway: Marine by Mark JG Fahey

16 Jan

Book Title: Marine (Halley’s Casino Book 2) by Mark JG Fahey
Category: Adult Fiction, 378 pages
Genre: Science Fiction / Humor
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: Oct 20, 2016
Tour dates: Jan 2 to 31, 2019
Content Rating: PG (No f-words, mild violence, readable for all ages 12 and up)

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Nebula Yorker (“Neb” to his friends) finds himself on the water planet of Marine in a race to recover a long-lost Triopelian Star Chart he previously never knew existed.

Along the way, Neb encounters new friends and a villainous brother and sister team bent on doing whatever they must to get their hands on the star chart first – including mayhem and murder.

One cocky android, one imbibed professor, one universal(ly) renowned scientist and one ice breathing sassy Water Dragon make Neb wonder whether the past 3 years travelling with Halley’s Casino was just a peaceful lull?

Who will find the star chart first? What are the implications if Neb doesn’t? And what does a Water Moon have to do with all of this?

John Lennon seems to know….

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My Review

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

I had read Halley’s Casino a while back so I was happy to read Marine, the second book in the Halley’s Casino series. The first book was good but I enjoyed Marine quite a bit more. There was so much going on!

Neb is still on Halley’s Casino and has found out there’s a missing Triopelian Star Chart which he needs to find before it falls into the wrong hands, especially the dangerous duo Ar-den and Ar-dan. There are others looking for the star chart as well, including Professor Lebeau sent by Professor Pheet. 

The search for the missing star chart is just one thing going on. We learn more about Neb’s home planet. Plus, his parents have been living on Earth for a long time and something is going on there that Neb is going to try to figure out in the next book. 

I love the characters! They’re all unique in their own way.

Marine is not just science fiction. It is laugh out loud funny at times. Even when things are serious and I shouldn’t be laughing, the author’s sense of humor shines through. When I got to the end of the book and read those who inspire him, his sense of humor became a little clearer. 

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About the Author

Mark JG Fahey is not an alien, contrary to what you may have heard, though he swears he has been to space. Mark has dabbled in various undertakings throughout his illustrious career, from on-air hosting/reporter/stand-up comic to messenger for the Prime Minister of Canada. Mark also holds a degree in Restaurant Services. His family and friends can attest to his excellent cooking skills. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mark was raised and still resides in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada. Halley’s Casino is the first book in the Halley’s Casino trilogy.

Halley’s Casino: 3rd place winner in a worldwide competition with World’s Best Story 2017 . Finalist and 3rd place winner with the Independent Author Network October 2018 and is also a finalist for the inaugural Canadian Book Club Awards 2018.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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Painted Books by Mike Stilkey

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Book Review: Talented by Debbie Civil

9 Jan




We are talented, and our duty is to protect the town of Westgrove from a destructive enemy. For two years we have been hunting THEM. That’s right, we don’t know the name of our enemy. All we know is that human energy makes them stronger. So, we’ve spent our time patrolling heavily populated areas, to ensure the safety of our town. During a party in a secluded cabin, everything changes. A human is murdered, and our friends are dragged into the war to protect our territory. More complications arise when a keeper visits Westgrove and informs us of the council’s expectations. Will we obey or go rogue?

 

 

My Review

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

Talented is a young adult paranormal story. The Talented are teenagers who are blind except when They are near. The teens have other abilities as well to assist them to beat Them.

Talented kept my interest but it took me a while to figure out exactly what was going on as far as their talents, the Keepers, Them, and then it just ended which didn’t make me too happy. I still have many questions, especially why the Talented are blind. I may have to read the next book in the series just to have my questions answered. Luckily, I like the author’s writing style and I read this book in one sitting.

 

 

About the Author

My name is Debbie Civil and I’m from Brockton, Massachusetts. The most important detail about me is that I love literature. In a perfect world, I would live in a library and have unlimited access to tons of novels. I would also include my lucky laptop in the deal, so that I could write adventures. I graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a degree in child and adolescent psychology. My novels focus on the inner turmoil of young adults. I love to write stories about young love and the challenges that the teen couple will face. I also love writing fantasy novels. Aside from reading and writing, I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and my cat Charlie.

Links:

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2Sq5fIL
Facebook: https://bit.ly/2AFPI0w
Twitter: https://bit.ly/ICFCzV

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RHUotT

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Book Review: As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney

7 Jan

What happens when you’re really, truly done making your marriage work? You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to bash them over the head…
As Long As We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney’s wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong, a marriage with lots of secrets…

“My wife! I think she’s dead!” Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren’t hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident.

But Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt.

Detectives Loren and Spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer. They dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, it’s got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s tough to rip yourself free.

So what happens when you’re done making it work?

 

 

 

My Review

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

This is a difficult review to write because I’m conflicted. The plot and the multiple twists were great but personally, I couldn’t stay interested in the book because of so much extra, unnecessary information. Normally, I don’t mind when an author changes between times but it was a bit too much here.

Matt pushes his wife Marie off a cliff and when detectives find out that his first wife died under suspicious circumstances, they realize that they need to look closer at Matt. The more they (and the reader) find out, the crazier things get.

There’s a subplot with Detective Loren that I could have done without. Whether he was guilty or innocent didn’t matter to me…it was difficult to read about him because he was such a nasty character. He was demeaning and rude to men and even more to women.

I guess I was disappointed because As Long as We Both Shall Live was an okay read but it could have been a fantastic read.

 

 

 

About the Author

JoAnn Chaney lives in Colorado. Her first novel, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW is out NOW, and AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE is available for preorder! Get it wherever books are sold:

Indiebound

Books-a-Million

Powells

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

Target.com

 

 

 

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