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I am proud to be participating in this round of the Blog Tour de Troops! Over 50 books are being reviewed! Just commenting on a review means you get a copy of the book for yourself and one for the troops!
Just visit the Indie Book Collective blog to see what books are being reviewed and links to the reviews. Comment. Win! Here’s the review I did for Amador Lockdown by Coral Russell!
- Did you know that over 300 overseas troops have requested books?
- And the Indie Book Collective is going to make sure they get them.
- This Veteran’s Day weekend, November 11th-14th, any reader can participate in the charity that gives back to the troops!
- Over 50 authors will be giving away free eBooks, one for each person who leaves a comment on their blog and one for a soldier or veteran.
- The purpose: To give away as many books as possible to the soldiers and veterans who request them.
- Just visit the Indie Book Collective blog from November 11th-14th to see each day’s authors and join in on the blog hop. You’re guaranteed to get tons of books and so will our brave men and women who serve our country with honor!
Go on now! Get and give those books!
I was provided with a copy of Amador Lockdown by Coral Russell so that I could review and promote it for the Blog Tour de Troops event taking place November 11-14, 2011. I’ll post more information about the actual event tomorrow!
Every time I am about to start a paranormal novel, I tell myself I don’t like them. Then I end up really liking it! That’s what happened with Amador Lockdown by Coral Russell.
The Paranormal Posse investigates local hauntings and conduct a cemetery tour. When they are invited to investigate strange events happening at the Amador Hotel, they plan to debunk or prove that it is haunted. Using their tours as a way to raise money for their group and the historical Amador Hotel, they decide to take it up a notch and host a lockdown. During a lockdown, the Paranormal Posse and their 15 paying guests will spend the night in the hotel, exploring and investigating.
Things get complicated when Hector, the leader of the Posse, brings his once-estranged and troubled 16-year old son along. Overnight, the evidence of a haunting becomes quite clear. After calming the paying guests, Hector and the Posse realize that his son is missing. Did he run away? Or did the Amador Hotel entity have something to do with his disappearance?
Amador Lockdown is quick-paced and action packed. The writing focuses on the story, not on character development. So don’t expect to get to know any one of them well. But that doesn’t detract from the story. I thought it ended rather abruptly and can’t wait to take up the rest of the story in any subsequent novels! I hope the rest of the story is coming!
When Laurel Osterkamp approached me about reviewing her book, Starring in the Movie of My Life, for the Blog Tour de Troops this weekend, she told me it didn’t fit my preferred genres of mystery or thriller. I am so glad she decided to ask me any way because this is an excellent book.
Chapters alternate between the stories of Melody, a high school senior, and Samantha, a 35 year old newly wed. At first it’s difficult to determine why these two stories are being told, but it soon becomes clear. It is also clear that there’s no way these stories are going to end pleasantly.
This book has it all: problems with mothers, problems with the opposite sex, marital problems, crushes, surrogate pregnancy, to name some. But this doesn’t mean this book is all over the place. It’s tight and concise and you find yourself cheering for both women.
I don’t like to cry, but this book made me sob like a baby. And I didn’t mind. There were some button-pushing themes here. I wonder how much of these Laurel has experienced herself because she captured the angst and difficulty with such clarity.
Do yourself a favor and pick up Starring in the Movie of My Life. It’s a fast read because you want to keep going to find out what happens. Actually, because you need to find out what’s happening!
Laurel is making it super easy for you to read this book. Anyone who comments below will be sent a code to receive the book for free from Smashwords and will earn a book for the troops!