Monday, October 30, 2017

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received three new books last week in my mailbox.

The Gift by Shelley Shepard Gray

The Missing by C. L. Taylor

The Paris Secret by Karen Swan

How was yours ?

Currently started reading The Gift.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My word today is Certitude, which is something that someone firmly believes is true.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Playing catch-up again, no new arrivals in my mailbox. How was your mailbox?

Reading: Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

While reading I came across these two words.

Conchie- is a conscientious objector.

Kestrel- is a name given to several different members of the falcon genus. These birds are distinguished by their hunting behavior.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

An empty mailbox last week, but plenty to read. How about yours?

Reading:  Christmas Of  Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Jerome Charyn - Winter Warning - Review & Giveaway



About the Book

Reflecting our own world like a volatile funhouse mirror, Winter Warning lures us back to the 1980s, an era that could have been ripped right out of our most recent political upheaval. Isaac Sidel should have been vice president, banished to some far corner of the West Wing, but the president-elect has been forced to resign or face indictment for his crooked land deals—and Sidel becomes the accidental president. He’s a maverick, a crusader with a Glock in his belt, who defies both the Republicans and the Democrats. He seems haunted by Lincoln’s ghost, and the presidential palace becomes his own “great white jail,” as it did for Harry Truman. There’s never been another president quite like Isaac Sidel, New York’s former police commissioner and mayor. There’s a secret lottery created by some bankers in Basel to determine the exact date of Sidel’s death. And Sidel has to outrun this lottery in order to save himself. His greatest allies are not the Secret Service or the DNC, but a former Israeli prime minister who was a explosives operative during the British occupation of Palestine . . . as well as a mysterious billionaire who belongs to a brotherhood of killers and counterfeiters. His only companions in the capital are the captain of his helicopter fleet and a sexy naval intelligence officer who realizes that something has gone amuck at Camp David, when a band of mercenaries arrive with their sights trained on Sidel.




My Review

Isaac Sidel has become the president of the United States due to the resignation of the president-elect. And now he faces death by a billionaire who belongs to a brotherhood of killers, placing him in a very threatening situation.

The story lures us back to the 1980s and sadly it seems like it's the same today as it was then. But I have to say Charyn creates an exciting read that will keep you riveted to the page.

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Winter Warning can be purchased at:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
IndieBound
iTunes
Biblio

Prices/Formats: $25.95 ebook, $25.95 paperback
Genre: Political, Espionage, Thriller
Pages: 256
Release: October 1, 2017
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 9781681773483
Click to add to your Goodreads list.

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About the Author

Jerome Charyn published his first novel in 1964. He's the author of Johnny One-Eye, The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, I Am Abraham, and dozens of other acclaimed novels as well as nonfiction works. His short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Paris Review, American Scholar, Epoch, and Ellery Queen. Charyn's popular crime novels featuring homicide detective Isaac Sidel inspired a new animated drama series: Hard Apple debuts on the small screen in 2017, helmed by Hollywood insider James Gray (The Immigrants) and illustrated by famed artists Asaf and Tomer Hanuka. Charyn lives in Greenwich Village, New York.

Links to connect with Jerome:
Web Site
Facebook (author)
Twitter (author)
Facebook (Isaac Sidel)
Twitter (Isaac Sidel)
Goodreads

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here is my word for today.

Ailukophile- is a cat lover.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received two books in my mailbox last week:

The Last Christmas In Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Jenny Colgan

Christmas At Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Courtesy of Wm Morrow

How was your mailbox?

Finished reading Sons and Soldiers