Daily Archives: September 20, 2016

Book Review: 14 Days to Die

Book Title: 14 Days to Die  14

Book Author: A. B. Whelan

Source: Downloaded from Kindle Unlimited

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

This thriller/ mystery novel is about a married woman named Sarah who finds out that not only is her a husband a cheating b******, but also that he put a price on her head and she only has 14 days to live. Of course, a deal is made quickly so she could live while her husband would die.

First of all, if you are thinking that you have a cheating spouse, this book is not for you. If you are under the age of eighteen, this book is not for you and it’s much for an older audience who have families and children.

These a couple of life lessons to learn from reading this book:

  1. How to tell if someone is cheating on you
  2. How to lose weight, though that life lesson should not be learned the way Sarah did
  3. Just because someone tells you how to be the perfect partner, doesn’t mean that you have to let yourself go
  4. There are some things that should be confronted because misunderstandings are not good
  5. One may think that they are invisible, but there’s always someone noticing
  6. One may find a “Power of Attorney” form online
  7. How a mother can love her child or children

I found the book hard to put down because I really wanted to read how Sarah live her possible last days and how she would murder her husband. The main reason for not giving this novel all 5 dragon paws was because I found her relationship with her neighbor not fully realistic. Also, I don’t know the law about taking other countries coin to Italy is allowed, I know in at least one country that collectible coins are considered to be currency and therefore not allowed to be taken out of the country. Also, sadly, the ending was mostly not surprising, though an enjoyable read.

I really liked seeing snip-its of what the ‘friends’ thought about the Sarah events, it was a really neat touch and another reason for me to continuing reading the book and considering that this is not my favorite genre, it’s certainly saying something.

Update 5 for A gift of Short Story

Original Post: A Gift of Short Story

Since, I don’t want to miss any of the requests, I will add an update each time I get one.

There is still time for you to send me a request. Please do so on the original post. Thank you. You have until September 30. 

Request # 1:

  • By: jrhandleyblog
  • “Military science fiction set in 4987AD!😉 Lots of blood, sex and action packed into it, high octane baby!!”
    • Some science fiction authors write their story lines touching on the year
    • The easier would be to write blood and sex… action could be difficult.. well I’ll need chips and popcorn and soda to get creative. It will happen!

PS: If you guys have any ideas about the action, I may take them. 😉 

Request # 2:

  • By: Tammy @ a word about books
  • I did not receive her request yet, but she will give it to me soon. ^_^

Request # 3:

  • By: Quintessential Editor
  • “Genre: Dystopian Future
    • Idea: In a future society truth is valued more than any currency. So much so that when a baby is born a chip is implanted into their brain. This chip prevents the impulse to lie. This system has been in place long enough for everyone to be fitted with a chip. A solar flare from the sun disables all of the chips. However, there are no sparks or pain. They just simply switch off.
    • Whatever gender character allows you to be more creative.
    • The distance future.”
      • Main character: Female
      • about 1600 words in

Request # 4:

  • By: Nil
  • “Genre: Historical
    • Idea: The MC has been training to assassinate the king for years. However, she ends up finding out that she is actually the king’s long lost daughter.
    • Preferably female, but gender doesn’t really matter.”
      • Main Character: Female
      • thinking the story will happen during the winter season

PS: If you guys have an idea on a King, let me know ^_^

Request # 5:

  • By: Shadow Summit
  • “Genre – Fantasy
    • Synopsis – A kings warrior is sent to capture and kill a known traitorous sorcerer, but the target turns out to be the kings nephew, the warriors former friend and the heir to the throne. Suspicious towards the reason he was sent on the mission, the warrior decides to investigate the situation further. Is his king in the wrong or has his old friend truly changed? Either way, his loyalty is about to be tested.
    • Male
      • Think that I will name him: John Culligan, son of Sebastian
      • He be at the age of 26
      • Height at 5.9 ft
      • Physique – strong, fit like a warrior should be
      • Hair – black, short, curls at the neck
      • Eyes – brown
      • Character: Righteous, Empathic, Suspicious, Intelligent, Somewhat detached from other people due to his work for the King.
      • Skills: Proficient fighter with sword and shield
      • Ability: Deductive reasoning; able to communicate with wooden animals (useful on errands when catching fugitives)
    • Year – Well I’d like fantasy… so swords and stuff like that… kind of medieval.
    • No zombies and apocalypse- Perfectly fine, no zombies needed.😀
    • 4,000 words

Bookish Bingo: Fall 2016 Update

The Details: From Pretty Deadly Reviews

  • Every new season has a new bingo card. This one is for books read in the months of September, October and November.
  • The object is to get as many BINGOs as possible (five across, up and down, or diagonal)
  • One square per book
  • You do not have to review these books, or even have a blog, this is simply for books read during the allotted months
  • At the end of August there will be an international giveaway for all participants. The more BINGOs you get, the more entries you get in the giveaway!

Card: autum2016-bingo