Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Cold Fury - T.M. Goeglein Blog Tour

Having just turned sixteen, Sara Jane Rispoli’s birthday is anything but sweet.
Returning from her first high school dance, Sara Jane walks into a ransacked home and finds her family missing, the dog maimed and a psychopath in a ski mask who won’t rest until she’s dead. With nothing to go on but a clue hidden in a bust of Frank Sinatra, Sara Jane jumps into her dad’s 1965 Lincoln Continental and drives into the night.
The clues lead her to an ancient, worn notebook that contains a guide to a Chicago hiding in plain sight— safe houses, secret doors, mysterious phone numbers are all suddenly at Sara Jane’s disposal. But it also contains darker, more troubling secrets concerning the Rispoli family, including the revelation that a rare and powerful hereditary trait passed down from the time of Alexander the Great enabled certain male members of the Rispoli clan to become major figures in the Outfit, Chicago’s storied crime syndicate.
Sara Jane realizes the secret-filled notebook is the reason why her family was taken, and why she’s being pursued by three different factions: her turncoat uncle, Police Detective Dotty Smelt, and the huge, shambling freak in the ski mask. Learning of the gift awakens a realization in Sara Jane that she, too, possesses the powerful phenomenon.
With the help of a weight-challenged sidekick, an angry Italian greyhound, and a legion of guardian angel sewer rats, Sara Jane is chased, attacked, and fights back with cold fury, staying one step ahead of her pursuers and circumnavigating the male-centric Outfit while also keeping a growing romance.

T.M. Goeglein began his career as a writer of print and television ads for a host of advertising and media companies. As a screenwriter, he created both original scripts and worked as a script doctor for several production companies in Los Angeles. He was an original contributor to the Huffington Post 'Living' section, and continues to write for both the national edition and Huffington Post Chicago. Read T.M. Goeglein's stories on the Huffington Post.
His debut young adult novel, COLD FURY, will be published by Penguin/Putnam in 2012 and is the first in a trilogy; he’s currently working on the second book. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Laura, and two young children.

Twitter:  @TMGoeglein

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Monday, 16 July 2012

Fifty Seven Shades of Shit - Alex Cook

Fifty Seven Shades of Shit - Alex Cook 

About the book: 
Deep in the heart of urban New York, life keeps rolling with the heavy-weight punches for middle aged father of one, George Bethers. 

Buried beneath the daily crap pile of his prison equipment delivery business, the dreaded reminder of Valentine’s Day rolls around all too soon, surprising him.

Stuck on what to buy his wife, Kate, George enlists the help of his rich and very narcissistic non best friend, John who doesn’t help matters and the advice of a famous talk show host flashing 'the infamous book' that caught the nation, in choosing the perfect gift. 

Deliriously happy with his purchase, Kate catapults their comfortable once-a-month screw along with their marriage into unknown territories.
Armed with spatulas and a book for guidance a series of unfortunate repercussions and painful accidents ensue, when a man is introduced to the Fifty Seven Shades of Shit that BDSM had to offer.


My Review: 
Picking up this short story, i wasn't sure what to expect after loving Mr Grey. But i found once i started reading the pages flowed together seamlessly, the characters were well written and defined with continual growth and development throughout the book. The story-line worked well and as this is a spoof of Fifty Shades it does exactly what it says. It is witty, entertaining and in some places makes you want to bust your sides open. The story-line flows well throughout the book leaving the reader no option but to continue to read until the book is finished. With the engaging and funny characters along with the great story-line this is a book that anyone who loves a good fun short to read should be picking up and i know i want to find out where everything is going to go on their haphazard journey through the series, i feel there will be many more side splitting foolishness. Go and check out this book you won't be disappointed.