Spotlight & Giveaway: Overstrike by CM Angus

Overstrike: Volume I of the Fixpoint Trilogy

When Matt Howard’s grandfather told him he must alter history to protect his newborn son, Matt thought the old man was crazy…

…Then he realised it was true.

Overstrike spans 4 generations of a family haunted by the prospect of an approaching alternate reality where their child has been erased from history.

Touching on themes of retro-causality, ethics and free will, and exploring ideas of cause, effect and retribution, it follows the path of Matt Howard, whose child, Ethan, is at risk, as he, his father and grandfather attempt to use their own abilities to manipulate reality in order to discover and prevent whoever is threatening Ethan.

Overstrike is volume I of Fixpoint, a trilogy about a family who discover their inherited ability to manipulate reality. It enables them to effect changes in order to safeguard themselves and all that they hold dear. But even seemingly small changes in a timeline can have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. Follow the stories of the Howards on a journey exploring reality, time and our own sense of self.

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Overstrike-Fixpoint-Trilogy-C-Angus-ebook/dp/B0848N8P5J

US –  https://www.amazon.com/Overstrike-Fixpoint-Trilogy-C-Angus-ebook/dp/B0848N8P5J

About the Author

CM Angus, author and writer of Speculative fiction, Sci-fi and Horror grew up in the North East of England and now lives in Yorkshire with his wife and children. He is interested in all things creative & technological.

Currently working on Fixpoint, a series of books with each piece tackling different aspects of discontinuities in time and is a Speculative Fiction spanning 4 generations of a family haunted by the prospect of an approaching alternate reality where their child has been erased from history.

Social Media Links –

https://cmangus.blogspot.com

https://facebook.com/author.cm.angus

https://amazon.com/author/cmangus

https://goodreads.com/cm_angus

Giveaway

Win 5 x Overstrike T-shirts  (Open INT)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33c69494349/?

Book Review: Keto in 30 Minutes by Jen Fisch

Keep up with keto even on your busiest days with fast, no-stress recipes from Keto in 30 Minutes.

Eating keto doesn’t need to complicate your schedule. Keto in 30 Minutes offers the fastest recipes to stay on track with the ketogenic diet no matter how busy life gets.

From prepping ingredients to taking your first bite, all of the recipes in this ketogenic diet cookbook take 30 minutes or less to whip up from start to finish. With 5-ingredient and one-pot or pan recipes, Keto in 30 Minutes makes flavorful, low-carb and high-fat meals an everyday staple at your table.

Whether you’re new to the ketogenic diet or have been following the lifestyle for years, these recipes make cooking keto every day easy with: Keto 101 that provides everything you need to know to make the ketogenic diet a part of your day-to-day life, including a basic overview of the diet along with lists of foods to enjoy and avoid. 100 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, that are table-ready in 30-minutes or less. Handy tips to prep you for a lifetime of success on the ketogenic diet, and make eating keto faster and easier than ever.

Start your day with Baked Eggs in Avocado, or wind it down with a Keto Chicken-Fried Steak for dinner—no matter what you’re in the mood to eat, Keto in 30 Minutes makes it easy to stay in ketosis all day, every day.

My Review

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

I’m always looking for a good weight loss diet that’s healthy. I keep hearing about the keto diet, I’ve read a couple of books about it, but I’m still not totally convinced that it’s a healthy diet, especially if a person “cheats” on occasion and ends up in and out of ketosis. So, this diet will be a discussion with my doctor when I go for a check up in a couple of weeks.

If I decide to do the keto diet, this will definitely be a resource I will keep on hand. Not only does it have several recipes that I’ll try even if I don’t go on the diet, it explains what foods and tools are needed to be successful. It’s a diet that requires a commitment as well as a few foods that I’ve never purchased before.

At the beginning of Keto in 30 Minutes, it explains the diet, the science behind it, and the right and wrong foods to eat and how to keep yourself in ketosis. Each recipe has the nutrition information needed and is marked Vegetarian, Nut Free, Gluten Free, Diary Free, and/or Paleo. At the end of the book, there is advice for eating out, a glossary, indexes, helpful apps, and a conversion chart. What else could you need?

Keto in 30 Minutes is a good resource for the keto diet. The title is a little misleading because it would take some time and money to prepare to start the diet, but once you’re prepared, it should be less time-consuming.

Book Review & Giveaway: Monsterland Reanimated by Michael Okon


Book Title Monsterland by Michael Okon
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 234 pages
Genre Urban Fantasy, Apocalyptic, Horror
Publisher Wordfire Press
Release date:   October 2017
Tour dates: Feb 3 to Feb 21, 2020 
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: There is some violence, blood and gore. 

About the Book

After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos. World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent. Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief. During his journey he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park. When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Apple iBooks
Smashwords ~ Kobo


Add to Goodreads

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.

Monsterland Reanimated is the second book in the series,and it starts soon after Monsterland took place. Once the dust settles, everyone realizes that things have changed, but they don’t know much because there is no communication working. Obviously, someone needs to venture to the next town to see if they know more there.

Things get pretty weird with anarchy, mummies, purple ooze and so much more. It got so weird that I didn’t think I was going to like this book. It hooked me though and once I got to the middle of it, I had to finish.

This was a quick read, and I found the characters, especially the teens, realistic in their relationships and reactions. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

About the Author


Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple
genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and
self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in
English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming
from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has
been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being
his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw
The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through
unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a
sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island
with his wife and children.

Connect with the Author:

website ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Check out the author’s guest post from 2018: https://bound4escape.com/2018/06/29/guest-post-giveaway-by-michael-okon-author-of-monsterland-reanimated/.

Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the Tour

Feb 3 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of Monsterland / giveaway
Feb 3 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of Monsterland / giveaway
Feb 3 – On My Bookshelf – book review of Monsterland / author interview / giveaway
Feb 4 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Monsterland / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 – Miz B – book review of Monsterland / giveaway
Feb 5 – Literary Flits – book review of Monsterland / giveaway
Feb 5 – Dab of Darkness – audiobook review of Monsterland / giveaway
Feb 6 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review of Monsterland Reanimated / guest post / giveaway
Feb 11 – Literary Flits – book review of Monsterland Reanimated / giveaway
Feb 12 – From the TBR Pile – audiobook review of Monsterland / giveaway
Feb 12 – On My Bookshelf – book review of Monsterland Reanimated/  giveaway
Feb 13 – Miz B – book review of Monsterland Reanimated / giveaway
Feb 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of Monsterland / giveaway
Feb 14 – Dab of Darkness – audiobook review of Monsterland Reanimated / author interview / giveaway
Feb 17 – Turning the Pages – book review of Monsterland / giveaway
Feb 17 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of Monsterland Reanimated / giveaway
Feb 17 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Monsterland Reanimated / giveaway
Feb 17 – eBook addicts – audiobook review of Monsterland / giveaway
Feb 18 – Turning the Pages – book review of Monsterland Reanimated / guest post / giveaway
Feb 18 – Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! – book review of Monsterland Reanimated / guest post
Feb 18 – eBook addicts – audiobook review of Monsterland Reanimated / giveaway
Feb 19 – From the TBR Pile – audiobook review of Monsterland Reanimated / giveaway
Feb 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of Monsterland Reanimated / guest post / giveaway
Feb 20 – Jypsylynn – book review of Monsterland Reanimated / giveaway
Feb 21 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of Monsterland Reanimated / giveaway