Saturday, February 1, 2014

Book Blast and Giveaway: EKHO by Marie D. Jones

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EKHO Cover newEKHO by Marie D. Jones

Ten-year-old Elvis Jones is tired of being picked on, taunted, and teased by the bullies at his elementary school, so he does what any smart, technologically brilliant kid his age would do: he creates EKHO, the Evil Kid Hunting Organization, a sophisticated network of kid spies and secret agents that utilize a variety of cool gadgets to stay one step ahead of the enemy – the bullies. They hire kids, make them swear allegiance to the organization, and train them as Commandos, Privates, and Elite Spies. As kids rise through the ranks, the missions, posted on an encrypted EKHO website, require more smarts and skill, especially when the bullies form their own counterspy group called DEKE (Destroy EKHO Kids Everywhere).

It’s all in good fun, until the kids of EKHO must put their pretend skills to use for far more serious, and dangerous, missions. As field agents come across evidence of more sinister forces, they now have to deal with the strange, weird, and the unknown as they look for the truth about the bizarre and creepy threats to their school, their families, and their own lives. They experience betrayal, intrigue, infiltration and counter-espionage as well as teachers and adults who act more mysterious with each passing day, which leaves Elvis and his EKHO team wondering: who can you trust when the person standing next to you might not be entirely human?
Coming February 4, 2014
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Marie JonesAuthor Marie D. Jones

Marie D. Jones is a best-selling author with an extensive background in unknown mysteries, metaphysics, science, and the paranormal. She has been featured multiple times on the History Channel in Ancient Aliens and Nostradamus Effect. Marie also served as a special UFO/abduction consultant for the 2009 Universal Pictures movie, The Fourth Kind. She is a staff writer for FATE Magazine and Intrepid Magazine and a regular contributor to Paranoia Magazine and New Dawn Magazine. Marie has been interviewed on hundreds of radio talk shows all over the world, including Coast to Coast AM, and has been featured in dozens of newspapers, magazines, and online publications, internationally. She has lectured widely at major paranormal, new science, and self-empowerment events, and is the screenwriter and co-producer of 19 Hz, a paranormal thriller in development with Bruce Lucas Films.

BookBlast Giveaway

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Ends 2/28/14

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Affiliate Links

Hello everyone!  I am going to begin including affiliate links to my reviews.  I have read so many great books over the course of this blog and I would really like it if you were able to enjoy these books with me!  I will now be including links to purchase these books in my posts.  If you follow the links, I will also be able to get a small portion of the profits (4%) in exchange for my referrals.  This will help me to be able to purchase more books and enable me to bring more content to this blog.  It will also help the authors and publishers too!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Prime of Life

Book Title: Prime of Life

Author: P.D. Behendam

Publish Date: July 1, 2012

Genre:  Christian Fiction

Find it Here:   Amazon(affiliate link)

Plot (from Goodreads):  Ben used to be a cardiothoracic surgeon before he suddenly abandoned his career and became a janitor at a retirement facility. Now, other than dealing with minor problems such as an unhealthy obsession with prime numbers, an inept boss, and a feud between two cantankerous retirees, he lives a relatively stress-free life. There is even hope for romance when an attractive podiatrist shows an interest in him.

But it is not long before his past catches up with him and his carefully protected world begins to unravel. He is forced to face deep issues about life and God head-on, rather than hide behind his cleaning cart. 

P. D. Bekendam is a practicing eye surgeon. Prime of Life is his debut novel.

Why I Read this Book: I was given a copy of this book for review purposes from Netgalley.  This in no way affected my review.


The eloquent writing style grabbed me from the beginning.  I read from 5% to completion in one day!  I really enjoyed the unique plot and characters.  The suspense in this story was perfect; it gave me enough information to want to keep reading, but not enough that I figured out the ending.  I am not going to lie.  I was a little disappointed to find out that this book had an epilogue and was not going to be a series.  I enjoyed the book so much that I wanted to keep reading.  My favorite character had to be Ben.  I often don't enjoy the main characters as much as the side characters, but Ben was so humor and quirky that I could not get enough of him.  One of the few disappointments was that there was some adult humor and that the epilogue was a little disappointing.  Overall, this is a great debut novel!

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age:  Adult (adult humor present)

Overall Rating: 4/5