That was fun! If you like dark humor like the show, 'Dead Like Me', this may be up your alley. It is a quick read but not so quick that you feel cheatThat was fun! If you like dark humor like the show, 'Dead Like Me', this may be up your alley. It is a quick read but not so quick that you feel cheated. I loved the main character, Lisa Carron, widow, mother of teens, and now, whether she wants it or not, Grim Reaper. Be aware, this is funny. I laughed out loud a couple times even though it was time to be quiet and get ready to sleep.
This book made me want to read book two, but I just can't afford it yet. (Trying to save money for the move coming up.) But when I can I look forward to reading more about this wonderful reaper of death and her family.
By the way, I read this using the British female text-to-speech on 2x speed. Maybe that means nothing to you, but to me the TTS is very important to my reading experience and I think it plays well this story....more
Oh. My. Goodness! Whew! That was a ride! Any of you old enough to remember E-tickets? Yeah, that kind of ride. So much fun, yet keeping you on the edgOh. My. Goodness! Whew! That was a ride! Any of you old enough to remember E-tickets? Yeah, that kind of ride. So much fun, yet keeping you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
Was it the fantastic narration of Patrick Lawlor or did the author, Jack Kilborn just have that many funny bones in him? Whichever, or the combination, I had so many laugh out loud moments while reading that I am glad I was at home. I can imagine others in a library, looking at me like I was crazy. As it was I had to not let my husband know the joke as he plans to read this next.
The setting is in the far future and the main character, Talon Avalon, on of the last peace officers, one of the few that can operate the time machine to help solve crimes, is running for his life. Someone has stolen his identity, or so it seems. Now he is wanted for murder among other crimes.
This book takes place over two days. Our hero goes through everything, it seems. The orgy where he is an unwilling participant is the funniest. Don't ask how that happens. You have to start at the beginning.
I do need to warn you that as I mentioned above, there are a couple sex scenes and much adult humor and language. But if you are mature enough (or have been raised with brothers and raised sons) none of it will shock you and may actually tickle your own funny bones.
Hurray for Kindle Unlimited with Whispersynch. That's how I found this book. And now I am off to book two: Timecaster: Supersymmestry.
Here's to your own enjoyment reading these!...more
I guess I'm in a mood for these lighter-weight books. Maybe because my mind is working on the move and all that entails. So, yes, another silly, fun bI guess I'm in a mood for these lighter-weight books. Maybe because my mind is working on the move and all that entails. So, yes, another silly, fun book. It had me laughing out loud. Premise? A wannabe writer wants a desk to get in the mood. The desk is cursed. Everything written on it comes true. And as we writers know, the easiest thing to write is erotica. But oops--a lot! The first couple to fall under a curse--oh, shoot, I feel that would be cheating if I told you. Needless to say, it starts out hilarious and keeps going.
Now it doesn't end on a cliffhanger. It isn't that kind of book. But it does make you want more. SO I am already about halfway finished with the next book. If you don't mind, and maybe even like a little erotica, these books are for you. The situations Leigh gets herself into will keep you laughing and or wishing(?). Everyone needs a light read every now and then....more
Okay, I finished this book during a witchy book marathon. The two books before this one were: To Catch Her Death (Grim Reality, #1)
To Catch Her DeathOkay, I finished this book during a witchy book marathon. The two books before this one were: To Catch Her Death (Grim Reality, #1)
To Catch Her Death (Grim Reality, #1) and the second of the Accidental Leigh series, Serious Leigh (Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, #2)
Serious Leigh (Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, #2). Somehow my reviews got mixed up and into the Demon Street Blues series first book. I think it may have to do with the Grim Reality and this book having blue covers. So sorry for any confusion my own confusion added. But this is for Demon Street Blues, for sure!
Those previous books were more humorous compared to this one. This book takes itself more seriously. The story being about a young witch whose parents passed in an unknown manner. She is struggling to come back to reality from a mental break down leaving her agoraphobic. Her brothers are there to help her. They are witches, also. One is a sensitive that can sense how a person died. The other brother has been bitten by a werewolf so his future is very unsure. A family friend has lived with the family for generations. He is a vampire. Our main character, Melinda finds herself falling in love with the vampire. So already, from the start, I am not as in love with this book as the books before. I don't care for vampires and that ooey-gooey, sparkly, bloody mess.
Even so I did like this book and wanted to know what would happen. Just don't expect to laugh. I was interested enough to read the next book. And now I have even finished that one. All three of the first books of this series were free when I got them. Still are. I can't afford to buy the next as I am only buying things that have to do with the move looming in my future. After the moneys settle I will come back and finish this series....more
I picked up this fun book through BookCrossing dot com. I put off reading it for a long, long time. Why? The title and the cover. Even the blurb didn'I picked up this fun book through BookCrossing dot com. I put off reading it for a long, long time. Why? The title and the cover. Even the blurb didn't make me want to read it. But I am so glad I finally did!
It is only vaguely about Special Offers. What it is is a humorous paranormal story. When I started reading it I couldn't stop. I needed something light to read as my husband was in the hospital and I was in the middle of a fibro-flare. So I couldn't be at the hospital with him. Instead, I started this book. What a joy!
The characters M.L. Ryan invented were wonderful. Haily, the main character, is quirky and fun. She isn't a hopeless romantic, she is practical and has a sharp wit. That romance happens in the deal is felt as rather coincidental. The rest is quite the adventure!
Even though I picked this up from BookCrossing, I want you to know it is free for Kindle on Amazon right now. I recommend it for adults, as there are a couple scenes that might be too racy for young adults. I picked up another copy so I could read it in my other readers when I feel the need of the fun ride again....more
Oh, this was so fun! I didn't even want to write the review yet because I wanted to leave the glow that this story left me in. I loved the whole serieOh, this was so fun! I didn't even want to write the review yet because I wanted to leave the glow that this story left me in. I loved the whole series, but I think I loved this one little story the best. That's because Zuzana and Mik were my favorite people. They were so gutsy, smart, and vulnerable. Moreso, I think, than Karou, who was supposed to be the star of the trilogy. In fact, I don't think I have ever fallen in love with the secondary characters in such a way as I did these sweeties.
Yet... this is a love story. Girl wants to meet guy, guy wants to meet girl, but neither know how the other feels. Rather than being full of angst as most teen romances are, this is full of confidence and imagination. Sure there are self-doubts, but these two find ways to rise above and make it happen in spite of themselves and because of themselves.
This little book is so full of magic. Yes, Karou's magic but. also, the magic of spirit. I believe that the whispersync for voice with the narration of Khristine Hvam and Kevin T. Collins respectively playing for Zuzana and Mik. They both did marvelous jobs. And though this book has text-to-speech, if you can get the audio version to read with, do so.
I hate leaving the series behind. I have so enjoyed every moment of it. It engulfs the reader and doesn't let go. I do plan to re-read these. Suggestion: If you are going to read this one either read it after number two or after the third book. It will make more sense that way. Oh, how I wish for more!...more
This was a cute little comic book by a young physicist that seems to have had experience in the field she is writing. ;-) Though I didn't find myselfThis was a cute little comic book by a young physicist that seems to have had experience in the field she is writing. ;-) Though I didn't find myself rolling on the floor in laughter I can remember what it was like as a young woman. I think this might be even more fun in paper form, but on Kindle Fire or the Tablet it is visually entertaining. Try it, you might like it....more
Right up front, I want to admit that this was a complimentary Kindle copy for an honest review. I know the author through GoodReads and have read otheRight up front, I want to admit that this was a complimentary Kindle copy for an honest review. I know the author through GoodReads and have read other books by him. He knows I do not like mysteries as my favorite genre. All that still holds true. But his mysteries are at least not from the eyes of the murderer but from the detective trying to sort it all out.
I have to also admit to smiling, and laughing out loud at the way L.H. Thomson's tongue in cheek, sometimes even cheesy phrases emerged when I wasn't expecting it. Case in point involves a gaze toward the skies. (Trying not to drop a spoiler.) I have grown to love this priest-turned-agnostic-detective, Max Castillo. He is self deprecating without making you want to throw up. He treats everyone with slight disdain yet respect. He isn't so much a womanizer like others of his ilk and blames his former religion. In fact, his woman friend is often the one who sees the answers first. She just doesn't want to play detective.
Since I haven't had the opportunity to travel to Spain, I must admit this series has made me think about it. I can't say how true to life Mr. Thomson's descriptions are, but he does give the country, especially the beaches, an appealing draw.
I would have given this 5 stars but there were places that the editor missed, I'm afraid. I don't know if they are places that show up when just reading, but text-to-speech, which is the way I read most often, brings little flubs up glaringly. When those happen I do stop the tts and look to make sure it isn't just the computerized voice screwing up. [TTS says n-p-s when it sees insp. That usually makes me laugh. Oh, mm. is millimeters which sounds funny when alluding to a gun.] But there were true grammatical, but mostly spelling errors, that could have been missed with human eyes alone. Not a lot of them, mind you. In this day of the independent publishing I have read far worse. Some of which were so bad I had to stop reading. This story kept me going. I wanted to see what Max would come up with, or what happened to him. And the other reason for the lack of one star, mysteries not being my favorite genre
I have read a lot of LH's books and what I can say is he does keep the story interesting and his characters fun. The plots aren't hopeless messes (as I have found with mysteries most often) but situational stories that make you want to read more.
Whew! I am finally finished reading this book. You wouldn't think I would have such a bad reaction to a book about strong womyn. And honestly, the knoWhew! I am finally finished reading this book. You wouldn't think I would have such a bad reaction to a book about strong womyn. And honestly, the knowledge contained within this book is amazing. I did learn a lot about many ladies. I learned a lot about that era of history, also. If it hadn't taken me SO long to read it, I would have given it lots of stars for the educational feature alone.
So why the low rating? The font was impossible for me to read. It is dark black font against a bright white background and the lines are spaced too close together. So I could only handle one or two pages at a time. Luckily, each bio is a page and a half so even though it hurt my eyes I could read at least that much in a day. And that might have been enough unto itself, but the author's writing style was SO annoying. Alliterations and other pitiful poetic word choices built into very long complicated sentences, like this one, made me have to go back and reread whole paragraphs. When you already have tracking problems, this cutesy writing becomes very annoying. Often the choice of words makes for a very confusing read.
If you have great eyes this may be a fun read for you. If so, enjoy! My eyes need a vacation. Back to Kindles for me!
By the way, this copy is a BookCrossing book. BCID 142-11420919 Check out where it's heading and where it's been on BookCrossing.com...more
Wow! What can I say? This book is dangerous! I nearly busted my gut laughing. I would have finished it sooner, but I couldn't stop myself from tellingWow! What can I say? This book is dangerous! I nearly busted my gut laughing. I would have finished it sooner, but I couldn't stop myself from telling my husband why I was in tears while guffawing! AND yet... This book addressed very serious issues. It wasn't completely irreverent, but nothing was entirely off-limits.
Not only were religions, the Internets, cosplay and other various lifestyles brought to play or kill, every game, book, or movie of the sci-fi genre is presented or argued or laughed at.
I rarely say this: EVERYONE should read this. Especially those born to the computer era. Whovians and those who don't leave home without a towel, Tekkies, or those afraid to talk near their computers for fear of Also sprach Zarathustra will finds themselves in the state I have been in since I started reading this treasure.
Dear Mark A. Rayner, I am so sorry it took me so long to get around to this book. Just like I loved your Pirate Therapy and Other Cures and The Amadeus Net, Fridgularity will stay with me for a long time. I intend to read them all again sometime. I can't wait for my husbands and other friends to read this so I can laugh with them as them read the gems of humor throughout the books. I hope to read Marvellous Hairy very soon. Thank you for enriching my life!...more
Not so demented as the author might like to think. This was a fun story. Wish there were pictures. I think the best part was after the story, the 'aboNot so demented as the author might like to think. This was a fun story. Wish there were pictures. I think the best part was after the story, the 'about the author' part. I really enjoyed reading about his life and wonder if dirty socks would have made better bedding for the future of dementedness. :)...more
What would happen if a fellow suddenly found tongue-in-cheek? And if was his own? Affixed, as it were, permanently? Mr. Ashton Cartwright seems to havWhat would happen if a fellow suddenly found tongue-in-cheek? And if was his own? Affixed, as it were, permanently? Mr. Ashton Cartwright seems to have found that position and stuck with it the whole book! I'll bet many of these were hard earned lessons of life. I have seen my own sons struggle with these. Heck, even my husbands could have used this book to get them past some pretty awkward times.
Don't get me wrong, girls, there is plenty of tongue for your cheeks, too! Maybe if this book were given to all 14 year olds they would laugh themselves silly and proceed in a proper manner to single-hood. Then staying single until attaining a strong self-worth, fall into relationships that might, actually, work. Or teach a new paradigm: Healthy adults don't need to be in relationships to be healthy adults!
I loved the cartoons and the jokes along the way. But I especially loved the puns directed at the author, by the author! Even more I loved the testimonies at the end by the author's parents and friends. Somehow, I see Mr. Cartwright as a strong, self-assured guy who can not only take it but dish it out in equal measures! Healthy, strong parentage, huh?
Hey, but tongues aside, I think you have potential as an author, Ashton! More!!!!! ...more