Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Book Cover Reveal: E.J Mellow: The Destined








































Author: E.J Mellow
Title: The Destined 
Book Series: The Dreamland Series 
Genre: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult, 


Synopsis: I searched for you in stars tonight. But l found a none that burned as bright as you - part of a letter from Dev to Molly.

With the loss of Terra's greatest weapon, The war against darkness escalates rapidly, And time is on no one's side. While Dev struggles to keep his home and hope alive, Molly And Rae find themselves forced to confront a desperately kept secret and quickly learn that a life-altering sacrifice is the asking price to restore order. Nightmares, betrayal, the fate of two worlds, and one man's hunger for vengeance lead Molly down a twisted and dark path she fears she might never come back from. Cornered in to making a heart-wrenching decision, Molly teeters between deliverance and damnation. Who is worth saving most-a nation or the one she loves? In this breathtaking conclusion of the dreamland series, The destined will take you on a spine-tingling and gripping ride through self-sacrifice, the true power of love,  and the importance of friendship.


Review Of This Cover: It is beautiful l can not wait to read this book l am super excited l am glad the book cover is like the rest of the dreamland series and l was honoured to be chosen to be part of the cover reveal to this book. I am in love with this series l can not wait to buy this book when it is released.


Publication Date: 17 October 2016  




About the author: E.J. Mellow is a fantasy writer who resides in brooklyn, New York. When she is not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually the dreamer) or playing video games. The dreamcatcher is a novella companion piece to her contemporary fantasy, the dreamland series.  E.J. Mellow is really nice and kind.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Book Review: Regine Sondermann: Nothing But Art

Nothing but Art. Elfriede Lohse-W├Ąchtler, 1899-1940

























Author: Regine Sondermann 
Title: Nothing But Art
Genre: Art, Architecture And Photography, History Of Art And Architecture, Biography, Miscellaneous, Biographies, 

Where l got the book: The author contacted me through my blog asking me to review her first book and then asked me to review this one. I reviewed another book of Regine Sondermann. I really love her writing.

The author wrote this note in my book dedicated to Donna Chadwick who seems to be a passionate reader. 

First of all l would like to say a big thank you to Regine Sondermann for sending me this book and giving me the chance to read it. I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review. I am so glad this book is on my bookshelf.

I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this. I normally do not read books of this genre but l stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres. I am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.

I highly recommend this book to anybody.

This book has 208 pages in it.

All of the images used in this book are from Elfriede Lohse-Wachtler's estate, From Elfriede Lohse-Wachtler freundeskreis, As well as from private collections. The author would like to thank Marianne and Rolf Rosowski for their friendly support and Fischer Kunsthandel and edition Berlin.

Translated by: 
Stephanie Von Nyssen, San Diego. 
Amy Gustafson, Magdeburg.
Cindy Opitz, Lowa City.

Synopsis: Nothing but art, Elfriede Lohse-Wachtler, 1899-1940, The Dresden artist Elfriede Lohse-Wachtler was one of the most important expressionistic figure. Her colleagues in Dresden and Hamburg appreciated her work and were impressed by her courage and creative energy (Otto Dix, Konrad Felixmuller, Raoul Hausmann). Financial hardship and serious romantic problems lead to the artist's mental health problems. As a psychiatric patient in Arnsdorf, She was declared incurably schizophrenic. In 1940, She was murdered under the national socialistic               "euthanasia" act in the gas chamber in Pirna Sonnenstein. 

Review: I found this book really easy to get in to. I love the pictures in this book. I can not put in to words how great this book is l would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great this book really is. I loved reading about Elfriede, her family and her painting. This book is so good. It did not take me long to read this book. I got this book in paperback but it is available in kindle edition. Hubert is Elfriede's younger brother who goes to visit his sister on his own because Elfriede's parents do not like what Elfriede doing. Her father wants her to get married and have kids by the sounds of it. Her mother wants peace between her husband and daughter. It is killing her not seeing her daughter. Her husband hates the life Elfriede living. Elfriede makes and sells lampshades Kurt Lohse sounds like he is using Elfriede for her money and he sounds like he wants to use her for sex too. I really enjoyed reading this storyline. When l was reading this book l would cuddle up with my cat (Oscar) which was so nice to be doing my favorite thing (reading) cuddling up to one of my favorite animals. This book will have you hooked and wanting more. I found this book hard to put down once l started reading it. This book is available in two languages. I was sad to finish this book. It is sad to read that if you have an abortion you could go to jail for five years. Elfriede does not want a baby yet because she can barely feed herself and her husband. She does not want to bring a baby in to the world for him/her to go hungry. If she keeps the baby she will have to give up work as the smell of the oil makes her feel sick and Elfriede knows her and Kurt are not ready for a baby right now. In the olden days it is wrong to abort a baby. I was sad to read that Elfriede was murdered (euthanasia) because she was declared as a incurably schizophrenic. It was also wrong for women to read books in the olden days. It was sad to read that Elfriede lost her baby and her husband cheated on her and got another woman pregnant. I am glad Elfriede left him she deserved better then somebody who used her for her money and cheats on her. Elfriede's parents did not like her husband. This is a great book. It was hard to put this book down once l started reading it. 

Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars 

About The Author: The author, Regine Sondermann, gives the artist a voice. She describes Elfriede Lohse-Wachtler's life in a novel-like style and pulls the readers in to the middle of the German modern art scene. 

Regine Sondermann was born in 1965 in Nordlingen. She studied slavic studies, German philology, And political science in cologne and Berlin. Since 1996 she writes novels, Lyrics and prose. She lives with her family in Magdeburg. The author is really nice and kind she sent me two of her books. 


About The Book: I like the cover and the font. I like the Colours they are not too bright and not too dull.




Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Book Review: Robert Lampros: Last Year's Resolution

Last Year's Resolution



























Author: Robert Lampros 
Title: Last Year's Resolution
Genre: Fiction, Literacy, Literacy Fiction, 

First of all l would like to say a big thank you to Robert Lampros for sending me his book and giving me the chance to read it. I was sent this book in exchange for a honest review. I am glad this book is in my eBook library.

I would tell people to step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this. I normally do not read books of this genre but l stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres l am so glad l did because l have read some many great books and come across some great authors. 

I highly recommend this book to anybody.

This book is available in paperback but l got it in eBook.

Synopsis: Last year's resolution is a novel about Edmund Stovender, A famous author who falls in love with Marie, A journalist who calls him for an interview just before the performance of his hit play. Their lives accelerate through an epic adventure testing their faith, strength, and love for each other, As they discover that their story might pivotally  influence the fate of the world.

Review: I found this book real easy to get in to l was hooked after reading the first page. I am really enjoyed reading about Edmund and Marie.It was great to read that Marie went from ringing Edmund for a interview to falling in love with him. I enjoy reading books about romance. Edmund writes plays and Marie writes news which makes them a perfect match. Marie is a journalist. they sound like they make a great couple. 1 can not put in to words how great this book is l would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great it really is. It did not take me long to read this book. 

This book has 173 pages in which made it easy to finish in one day.

Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars 

About The Author: Robert Lampros is an author of christian poetry, essays, and fiction who lives in St. Louis. He earned a bachelor's degree in  English literature from Washington university in St. Louis. His books include fits of tranquility, Illuminating sidewalks, Om-Bork, afternoon, eleven floors, what is sacred, And last year's resolution. The author is really nice. 


I got this book sent to me in eBook by the author after l seen him looking for people to review his book on goodreads.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Book Review: E.J. Mellow: The Dreamcatcher

The Dreamcatcher


























Author: E.J. Mellow
Title: The Dreamcatcher 
Book Series: The Dreamland Series
Genre: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult, 

Where I got the book from: I won book number two the divide in a goodreads giveaway so l bought the dreamer and the dreamcatcher so l could read them all. I want to buy the third book when it is released.

Quote: Through my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light, I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night - Sarah Williams.

I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this. I normally read books of romance genre but not fantasy but l stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres I am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.

I highly recommend this book but l would tell people that you should have the full series so you can read them all one after another.

Synopsis: She was his final hope for a life in a land perpetually crawling with death. He captured hearts and now he is captured the spotlight. Experience the dreamcatcher, A novella comprised of scenes from the dreamer told from Dev's point of view, As well as seven extra scenes that did not appear in book one. This is a companion piece to the dreamland series and is to be read after the dreamer for the story consistency and spoilers.

There is 139 pages and 16 chapters in this book and the first chapter of the divide as well.

Review: I was hooked on this book after reading the first page. I love reading Dev's point of view about Molly and her dreams and the Metus trying to turn people dreams in to nightmares. I can not put in to words how great this series really is l would tell people to read the series for themselves to know how great it really is. I like that Tim name is short for Timon which means wisdom and Aveline means life and Dev name is short for Devlin means fierce and courage. Molly originates from Mary means star and her surname means hope. I think Aveline likes Dev more then she lets on because she sounds jealous when he talk about Molly. Dev was shocked when Molly told him she was struck by lightning and her bracelet she got for her birthday had melted in to her wrist. Dev heals her wrist. Molly is shocked by how quick it healed. Molly's Friend Becca tells her it was the cream the doctor give her when she ended up in hospital. When she was out for a meal for her twenty fourth birthday with her boyfriend Jared she was struck by lightning. I have read the first book in this series the dreamer and l am really enjoying it. I have got the book that comes after this one the divide. This series will leave you wanting more. I love this series and storyline. It was cool to read that when Molly went to sleep drunk she was still drunk in her dream. I like reading about the Metus and that they try to turn dreams in to nightmares. The place where Molly was visiting when she was dreaming is called Terra Somniorum translated it means lands of dreams and there is a clock that tells how many people are sleeping, dreaming and waking up. I love this series. Molly gets jealous when Dev talks to Aurora but Molly has not told Dev that she has a boyfriend Jared and it was Jared who got her the bracelet for her birthday when her first one was melted in to her wrist. Jared bought her another one. This book gets better and better and so does the series. I can not put this book down once l started to read it. This series is so great I love that l am on the last book l will be sad when l finish the divide because l will have to wait until the third book is released if the first two books are to go by this series gets better and better.

About the author: E.J. Mellow is a fantasy writer who resides in brooklyn, New York. When she is not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually the dreamer) or playing video games. The dreamcatcher is a novella companion piece to her contemporary fantasy, the dreamland series. Book Two, The divide, is out now and can be found at all major online retailers. E.J. Mellow is really nice and kind.



About the book: This book is part of a great series. I love the cover of this book and the rest of the series l hope the third book cover is like the dreamer, the dreamcatcher and the divide. I signed up so l get a email when the third book cover in revealed. I am super Excited.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Book Review: E.J. Mellow: The Dreamer

The Dreamer


























Author: E.J. Mellow 
Title: The Dreamer 
Book Series: The Dreamland Series 
Genre: Fantasy, New Adult, Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult,

Book Dedication: To all those who dream, And to my family who taught me how. 

Quote: Dreams are true while they last, And do we not live in dreams - Tennyson 

I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books of this genre. I normally read books of romance genre but not fantasy but l stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres. I am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.

I highly recommend this book but l would tell people that you should have the full series so you can read them all one after another.

Synopsis: Molly has not slept well since the night of her twenty four birthday being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little under cooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars. there she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, And together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people - the ability to conjure almost anything she desires in to existence. seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams. But Molly must ask herself does something truly exist if you can only see it when you close your eyes? Faced with the threat of losing everything - her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity - Molly will learn just how far she will go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination. The first in a spellbinding contemporary fantasy trilogy, the dreamer opens doors in to the subconscious and follows the journey of a young woman torn between two worlds as she questions the power of the mind and battles between fate and free will.


This book has 331 pages and 30 chapters in it. 



Review: It was sad to read that Molly went from having a nice evening meal out with her boyfriend Jared for her birthday to lying in a hospital bed after being struck by lightning. Her boyfriend Jared bought her a bracelet and it melted on to her wrist when the lightning hit her. Luckily she lived to tell the tale. I love reading about Molly's dream and where she goes. Before the lightning hit Molly she never use to dream but now she dreams every night the same dream over and over again. This book was really easy to get in to. I was hooked after reading the first page. I really enjoyed reading about Molly, Jared, Becca and Molly's family. I can not wait to read the dreamcatcher and the divide. I am in love with this series and storyline. It did not take me long to read this book. It was weird to read how quick Molly's wound healed.It is nice that molly is starting to go out after being struck by lightning. This story will have you hooked and wanting more. I liked reading about Dev, Aveline and Tim. Reading about Molly's dreams makes me wonder if Dev, Aveline and Tim are dreaming too. I can not put in to words how great this book is l would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great it really is. It is exciting to read more about Molly and Dev. It was horrible to read that Dev pushed Molly off a cliff to wake her up. It was funny that Molly slapped Dev for pushing her off the cliff. There was something trying to turn dreams in to nightmares that is why Dev pushed Molly off the cliff so she did not see them. I am so happy that Molly will be able to go back to work so she is not sitting in her apartment bored. I hope Molly gets good news when she goes back to her doctor after being struck by lightning. This story gets better and better as l read on. I can not get enough of Molly and Dev. Dev told Molly to leave because she was in danger. I am so glad l can carry on the series. Jared sounds like a great guy. This story is amazing. Molly would do anything to get the answers she wants even trying to get in to the council meeting and getting arrested to get them. Molly took sleeping tablets to go back to sleep so she could go back to ask Dev for answers. Molly thinks she is going crazy or something. l am hooked on this series l can not put this book down once l started reading it. It did not take me long to read this book. Dev sent Rae with a shell that him and Molly had found on the beach when they first met to tell Molly everything was real and Dev was real too. Jared had not texted or rung Molly in days. She thought they had broke up. Wow l can not believe Dev is 140 years old and it is good to read that Molly is getting her questions answered and it was interesting to read that dreamers have been apart of every war there has been and helped win them. The children that will join Dev, Tim and Aveline are kept somewhere else to keep them safe until they come of age. I am so glad that Molly and Jared are not breaking up. Molly has to lie to all the people she loves so she can help Dev, Tim and Aveline. I hope Molly stays with Jared. Becca is going to be heart broken when Rae disappears glad she has a great friend like Molly. I was shocked it was real not a dream. 

Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars 

About The Author: E.J. Mellow is a fantasy writer who resides in brooklyn, New York when she is not busy moon-lighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one) or playing video games. The dreamer is the first book in her new adult contemporary fantasy trilogy, The Dreamland series. E.J. Mellow is really nice and kind. 

About The Book: This book has won awards which it deserves every award it gets. I love the cover and font.