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Zurvival Saturday (124) Bite Sized Reviews: Contaminated by Suzanne Robb & Zyborg: Turbo Fiction by Conan De Moe

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Hey ya'll, I'm back this week with some bite sized reviews! This past week I read a book called Contaminated by Suzanne Robb.  I've had this novel kicking around on my Kindle for quite some time so figured why not read it. The other story I read was called  Zyborg: Turbo Fiction by Conan De Moe.  The latter is actually a short story that's part of a collection but I'm really hoping the Author writes more in the world in the future. That story has loads of potential. Anyway, on to the reviews!

First up, I read Contaminated: A Zombie Survival Novel
Publication Date: July 31, 2012

My Thoughts:  Good in places, lacking in others. I really enjoyed the Resident Evil feel of this story.Close quarters and zombies provide a suspenseful atmosphere and the author plays off that well. However, I think the story was a bit predictable in places such as the traitors were obvious and lacked any surprise and the writing unraveled a bit the closer the story came to its conclusion. By …

Freebie Friday (87) Free Young Adult, Adult, Historical, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Paranormal Ebooks

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 FREEBIE FRIDAY!!!!
It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the Purchase button and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series. All titles have been linked to Goodreads for your convenience.

Young Adult (Paranormal,Fantasy)

Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin [Purchase] One stupid party. One stupid boy. One stupid kiss. And my life was virtually over.
Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind.
But Tessa doesn’t realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined. Like being…

Book Trailer Tuesday (120) A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro & Unrivaled by Alyson Noël

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Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on  A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro & Unrivaled by Alyson Noël.


Available Now:A Study in Charlotte by Brittany CavallaroThe last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringfor…

Movie Review: Deadpool (2016)

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IMDb Director: Tim Miller
Genre: Action, Violence
Distributor: Marvel Entertainment
Run Time: 108 Minutes
Rated: R
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.


Movie Review OK, so here's the deal, I am not a Ryan Reynolds fan. Sure I liked him in Waiting and I have fond memories of his character from Fifteen on Nickelodeon (oh yeah, that dates myself) but on the whole his snarky, hot schtick just doesn't get my panties in a wad like it does for others. However, even I can admit when I am wrong because Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool was perfection. I c…

Manga Monday (7) Longest Running Anime Series

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When many people think of long running anime series, One Piece is the anime that comes to everyone's mind. However, the title of Longest Running Anime series actually goes to Sazae-San a Yonkoma Manga (similar to Comic strips) series originally written and illustrated by Machiko Hasegawa.

Sazae-San is a story about family. The main character is a mother named Sazae-san. She lives in a house with her husband, her kids and her parents. It is a very traditional manga, a feel good tale similar to that of say The Partridge Family or The Brady Bunch. The stories are always lighthearted and the characters will always find a lesson in whatever challenge they come up against.

In 2013 Sazae-San was awarded the Guinness World Record  as the longest-running animated television series in the world. At that time the series had been on the air over 45 years and had over  2,250 full episodes not including over 7,000 short story clips.  Since the beginning of the series the opening and closing cred…

Book Trailer Tuesday (119) PennyRoyal Academy by M.A. Larson & My Seventh Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin.

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Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on PennyRoyal Academy by M.A. Larson & My Seventh Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin.


Available Now:PennyRoyal Academy by M.A. LarsonPennyroyal Academy: Seeking bold, courageous youths to become tomorrow's princesses and knights….Come one, come all!

A girl from the forest arrives in a bustling kingdom with no name and no idea why she is there, only to find herself at the center of a world at war.  She enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons. There, given the name “Evie,” she must endure a harsh training regimen under the steel glare of her Fairy Drillsergeant, while also navigating an entirely new world of friends and en…

Freebie Friday (86) Free Young Adult/Adult Paranormal, Romance and Horror Ebooks

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 FREEBIE FRIDAY!!!!
It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the Purchase button and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series. All titles have been linked to Goodreads for your convenience.

Young Adult (Paranormal,Fantasy)
Moondancers by E. Van Lowe [Purchase]
"Young love, paranormal creatures, and murder."

There is a creature haunting the swimming pools of Beverly Hills. 16 year-old Josh Butters believes he sees a connection between the creature and the mysterious and beautiful girl next door. Before long, Josh finds himself falling head-over-heels in love with the girl, Lara, who it turns out is an enchanted being. Josh discovers that he and Lara are soulmates, drawn together by the siren's song, destined to be together from birth. But there's a dark secret to being Lara&…

Let's Reminisce Together (2) That time I wanted to be named Stacy

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Good day fellow followers! It's Thursday, which means it is time for another edition of Let's Reminisce Together. This week I wanted to throw back to one of my favorite book series growing up The Baby-Sitters Club. If you were a child of the 80's or early 90's like I was, The Baby-Sitters club is something you have probably read or at the very least watched on TV. For those of you whom haven't heard of this series here's some brief info on it:
The Baby-Sitters Club was released in 1986. The series was written by Author Ann M. Martin and published by Scholastic. It's been said that the books were heavily inspired by a popular babysitting series from the 60's Ginny’s Baby-Sitting Business.  The first book in The Baby-Sitters Club was titled Kristy's Great Idea and sets up the entire premise for the series, which is of course about a group of friends who form a Babysitting cooperative in their neighborhood. But wait, this isn't just a fluffy, ligh…

Review: The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer

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Author: C.J. Archer
Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication Date: May 25, 2013



It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.

Taken by handsome Jack Langley to a place known as Freak House, she finds herself under the same roof as a mad scientist, his niece, a mute servant and Jack, a fire starter with a mysterious past. They assure Hannah she is not a prisoner and that they want to help her. The problem is, they think she's the earl's daughter. What will they do when they discover they took the wrong girl?


Review The Wrong …

Blog Tour: Provenance of Bondage by Kyrian Lyndon

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Provenance of Bondage (Deadly Veils Book 1)
Author: Kyrian Lyndon
Genre: YA Dark Suspense
Release Date: January 6th 2016



Summary from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Danielle DeCorso watches in fear for two men in a dusty black sedan who keep circling the house and harassing her with phone calls.

The old house in Glastonbury was an eerie place to grow up. Danielle would lie in her bed at I’m grateful to have a passion, something I love to do, and get to spend time doing every day – a joy that saves me, always.


Author Bio & Follow Links
Kyrian Lyndon is the author of Provenance of Bondage, the first book in her Deadly Veils series. She has also published two poetry collections, A Dark Rose Blooms, andRemnants of Severed Chains. Kyrian began writing short stories and fairy tales when she was just eight years old. In her adolescence, she moved on to poetry. At sixteen, while working as an editor for her high school newspaper, she wrote her first novel, and then completed two more novels at th…