Update by Caroline

Wow, guys, it has been a while since our last update. I hope that you have all fared well and had many great books to read. A big WELCOME to our latest followers – we hope you enjoy our blog and please feel free to comment as we’d love to hear from you! So, what have Tina and myself been reading? What have been our latest reviews? What other areas of interest have we posted about lately? And last, but not least, what are we planning to read and review over the next week or two? Hopefully, this update will answer all of these questions by providing you with a recap and forecast for the coming week!!!

one-lovely-blog-award[1]Firstly, I would like to mention our nomination for the One Lovely Blog Award, nominated by Sarah Colliver! Thank you so much, Sarah. To take part, Tina and myself have provided you with 7 pieces of trivia about ourselves and provided nominations of blogs that we feel deserve more credit. Please check it out and have a look at our nominees’ blogs and have a little laugh when reading a few personal touches from Tina and myself. As well as clicking on the link above, you can also find it on our About Us page, along with our nomination for The Liebster Award!

Lomogram_2013-05-30_08-32-48-PMThe lovely Sarah Colliver is an author, blogger and a keen photographer. Not only was she kind enough to nominate us for the award, she has written an author post for us to coincide with Tina’s review of her Peggy Rodman series. In Tina’s words, “These poignant and uplifting tales describe how Peggy Rodman, a wife and mother, uses a new found gift to help  lost and confused spirits make sense of their past and reunite with their a8201da7e24b0a20e32f0e.L._V400995341_[1]-002loved ones. At the same time Peggy finds some comfort from her own grief at the death of her dear mother. Although both tales brought tears to my eyes, they both ended on a positive note and I found them to be inspirational and uplifting reads in their examination of love, loss and reconciliation in this life and the afterlife.” For Tina’s full review please click on the link above.

woman2[1]-001We have also welcomed Paul Hodge from his blog, Freak Folk Tales, as he kindly allowed us to publish one of his eerie, paranormal short stories, The Woman Who Floated Above The Hedge! This is a tale of an unwelcome visitor that may give you the heebie jeebies!! Thank you, Paul!

shutterstock_118713643-001This surely has been a week for A Reader’s Review Blog to welcome many guests, as we also have featured a post from Sabrina,  ‘The Urban Book Thief’, on Deconstructing the Alpha Male!! Here Sabrina has analysed the different male heroic characters and noted the different types of alpha male. This is a fantastic and fun read! Thanks, Sabrina!

Mulberry_WEB.smAs well as having our fantastic guest bloggers, Tina and myself have also reviewed two fantastic novels. I reviewed SJ Sprague’s follow up to ‘A Presence in Russell County (The Organization, Book 1)’, which is ‘Mulberry (The Organization, Book 2)’. The Organization series is an exciting crime thriller, focused on an elite organization that deal with corrupt officers of the law. With sufficient evidence they are able, if need be, to try and sentence the corrupt officers swiftly and wickednightscoverfinal[1]justifiably. The Organization series is truly a great read and does not go without romance either! Meanwhile, Tina has reviewed Gena Showalter’s ‘Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark #1)’ about a heavenly match between a human and an angel. This is a spin off series from Gena’s fantastic Lords of the Underworld series, and as the  cover shows it is a little on the HOT side!!!

Upcoming on A Reader’s Review Blog…

WaysToSeeGhost CvrWhich leaves us to talk about upcoming reviews! Well, as already reviewed by myself and to tie in with our ghostly posts, i.e.  The Woman Who Floated Above The Hedge and Peggy Rodman series, Tina will be reviewing the young adult sci-fi/paranormal Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamand. We were lucky enough to receive a pre-released copy from Templar Publishing for the purpose of an honest and fair review. Ways toWolfstone See a Ghost will be released in July. For a taster, please check out my review here. Tina is also looking to review the young adult sci-fi The Wolfstone Curse by Justin Richards (the Creative Consultant for BBC Books on the Dr Who titles), also set for release in July from Templar Publishing. For a more adult read, Tina is hoping to review Eve Rabi books Obsessed With Me – When She Rejected Him, He Set Out to Destroy Her book 1 and 2! There will be more on these soon so please keep checking in!

Hidden AgendaI am currently reading a dramatic crime/thriller, ‘Hidden Agenda’ by Peter S. Berman. When Jeremy Hart, a senior prosecutor in the LA District Attorney’s office, has an affair with a young married woman, her wealthy husband becomes suspicious and is then killed. Detectives Gibson and Donahue are on the case and nothing is as obvious as it seems!

Enchanted Immortals 4: The Vixen (Enchanted Immortals, #4)Following Hidden Agenda, I will be reviewing two paranormal novels, Enchanted Immortals 4: The Vixen by C.J. Pinard and Tim O’Rourke’s latest release, Moonbeam ( The Moon Trilogy, Book Moonbeam (The Moon Trilogy, #2)2)!! You can check out my review of Tim’s Moonlight (The Moon Trilogy #1) and also my reviews of C.J.’s earlier novels, Enchanted Immortals (Enchanted Immortals Book 1), Enchanted Immortals: The Vortex (Enchanted Immortals Book 2) and Enchanted Immortals: The Vampyre (Enchanted Immortals Book 3)!

I hope that we have included some great books for you all to think about! Have a great week and we hope that you check in from time to time!

Happy reading 🙂

Caroline ARR

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About Caroline Barker

I am a happily engaged mother of three and I absolutely love to read and write. Therefore, I am setting up a book blog in the hope to influence some readers out there!

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