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Halloween Reading…

Hi Everyone,

How do you do Halloween? I prefer to keep mine light-hearted and fun. I don’t like scary movies or gore. Every few years, I get in the mood for a bone-chilling read. Let’s just say, I am still traumatized by Stephen King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Frogs…

These Halloween mood cycle has been happening for most of my life. There was a book that I checked out from the library, a murder mystery, when I was a child. I set it down one night, because I spooked myself. (I read everything with a flashlight under the covers.) I never finished it. This book still “haunts” me to this day, because I WANT to finish it. Every few years, I will get the urge to read it and I research to my wits end, trying to figure out what the book was, so I could finish it. I remember it was blueish/grey, had a haunted hotel on the cover and the synopsis had to do with a room being off limits, because of multiple deaths.

This year, I have been researching this childhood book, but I wanted something thrilling. Yesterday, while at work, a book came in the mail called Behind Closed Doors. Well, let’s just say the late night, bone-chilling, read-a-thon started! Whew, this has been an epic psychological thriller. I had to physically set the book down and I look forward to finishing it tonight. I hope the ending is as good as the beginning. I also have a military suspense book lined up and I will be finishing the spooky middle grade book, Seraphina and the Twisted Staff. I started it in the summer, but life intervened and I had to set it aside for a couple of months.

So how do you prefer your Halloween reads?

Either spooky or fun, I hope your Halloween is full of reading treats!!!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Three Book Reviews

Hi Everyone,

Here are reviews of three books that I read during Hurricane Matthew.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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The Scavenger’s Song

By: Sara Marie Hogg                                                           Format: ebook                                                              Read: August 2016

 

Ten years ago, homicide detectives Angus and Skeeter were confused by the numerous missing women cases. Abruptly the disappearances stopped, yet no evidence was ever found. Now, bones are appearing and someone is after Angus and Skeeter. Will they be able to put this decade long mystery to rest or will they become the next victims?

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My Sister’s Books Review #88

Reconstructing Amelia
By: Kimberly McCreight

 

Kate Baron is a single mother and a successful, busy lawyer. Her work day is interrupted when she receives a call from her daughter’s school, stating that good girl, Amelia was in trouble. By the time she arrives to the school, Amelia is dead and Kate is left wondering what could have triggered these events. As the school brushes everything to the side, Kate digs through the intimate details of her daughter’s life, determined to find out the truth. Did Amelia really commit suicide or was she brutally murdered?

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June’s Selection

Hi Everyone,

This month’s book for Read with Ariesgrl is… The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. If you are in the mood of solving a crime, join me this month by reading 1.5 chapters a day and we will discuss it here, weekly.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Let’s Discuss…

Hi Everyone,

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all those who lost their lives, defending our freedoms.

Last month’s Read with Ariesgrl was a bit of a disappointment, thanks to Barnes and Noble not sharing the final chapter in their serial read selection. For the month of June, I decided to dive into my never-ending wish list to find a good suspense/mystery read. I have narrowed it down to The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry and Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. Both titles are the first in a series and each have their own unique spin on suspense. We have a couple of days left before June 1st, to decide. So which one of these titles sounds like a fun June read to you?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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The Secret Keeper

By: Kate Morton

Laurel witnessed a horrific event when she was sixteen. Fifty years later, she returns to her Mother’s side and decides to finally question what had happened. She gets to know a whole other side of her Mom, as she recounts the story of her life, WWII and the two people who changed her life forever.

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Personal Shelves Review

It can be difficult to read a book from an app on my computer, so several weeks ago, when there were fireworks and I needed my Nook to play Ozzy’s calming music at night, I was wide awake and decided to read an ebook that was on my Nook. My friend Dana, who you may remember designed my amazing logo, recommended the author Kim Harrison to me. A while back, I downloaded the first book in the series, while it was on sale. Here are my thoughts:

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Author Spotlight

Good Morning,

This week’s author spotlight is on Brett Garcia Rose. He is releasing his new mystery novel, Noise.

Noise, by Brett Garcia Rose, is a thriller/mystery centering on a deaf character’s search for his missing sister. It’s short, violent, but ultimately it’s about love. Noise was published in June 2014 and is available for sale on AmazonBarnes & Noble and My Sister’s Books.

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Forbidden Harvest

By: Peter Rizzolo. Format: Paperback. Read: March 2014.

Dr. Ken Benholtz has spent his career at the Children’s Hospital working to preserve organs for transplant. His job becomes more personal when his nephew is admitted and is in desperate need for a heart, around the same time that his research funds are cut. He decides to take matters into his own hands by illegally harvesting cadaver organs. This is the story of the medical and legal consequences of his decision.

This story seems to have it all… young children in need of life-saving organs, details of both the medical and legal worlds and it is packed full of suspense and intrigue.  Though this book covers an intense topic and technical jargon, the plot allows it to be a fast and enjoyable read. Rizzolo does an amazing job of blurring the lines between the good guy and the evil guy. Readers will be questioning how far they would go, to save a child’s life.

 

How do you like your medical fiction books? Do you like them to read like a compelling thriller or a heart-wrenching story, or somewhere in between?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Note:

The PR representative provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about her, please visit her website.

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