The Town of Jasper by James Gianetti Review

The Town of Jasper by James Gianetti Review

A fresh take on the isolated town story, The Town of Jasper is a unique tale that follows two people, one a cop and an addict who struggles to
learn the dark secrets of the outbreak within Jasper, and the man who rose to power during the crisis in Jasper. Here is the synopsis for James
Gianetti’s The Town of Jasper:

Deadly foes and unexpected allies. A thrilling race against the clock.

Jack Sutherland, a disgraced detective battling his own addictions, must trudge through the quarantined town of Jasper. After “The Incident”
leaving half of Jasper’s population unconscious, Richard Morrisey rose to power. Morrisey, a grieving man desperate for justice, keeps the town
afloat by forging a tentative alliance with the mysterious and violent Filmore Whites. Meanwhile, a deadlier enemy lurks, known only as The
Redeemers. This cult has its own dark ideas for Jasper’s salvation.

Together, Sutherland and Morrisey battle impossible odds to save what little is left of Jasper.

The story of a small town being isolated from the world has seen a growth in popularity in recent years. From the highly acclaimed Stephen King
book Under the Dome to the popular Netflix series Between, this particular story has been used quite often. That is why it is so refreshing to
read a book with such a breath of fresh air into this particular genre. Rather than kill off half of the town’s residents or have them disappear,
readers are able to feel a more emotional connection to the characters as they are forced to watch over their loved ones, who remain unaware
of the situation developing in the town. The dark, complicated lives of both Jack and Richard are thoroughly explored in this book, and readers
will love to see the emotional roller coaster these two characters go on themselves, as well as the effect it has on the supporting characters
in this novel.

The novel itself was very well written. With very minimal grammatical errors, this story flowed beautifully, and the way the author eased back
and forth between the past and present from chapter to chapter until both finally caught up with one another was a great story telling device
that was used organically. Overall, this is a rich, dark and powerful thriller that readers need to read. The emotions running through this
novel are felt on every page, and that’s what makes this such an intriguing read. I give this book a 10/10 rating, as it kept me interested and
hanging on the edge of my seat as I read it, and I think this book showcases a true calling to writing for James Gianetti, and I hope to see more
of his work in the future. Be sure to pick up your copies of The Town of Jasper on May 9th, 2017!

https://www.amazon.com/Town-Jasper-James-Gianetti/dp/1943904081

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Melanie Murphy’s “Fully Functioning Human (Almost): Living In An Online, Offline World Book Announcement

Over the years, the worlds of YouTube and the book industry have merged with the release of several popular YouTuber’s books, from Shane
Dawson and Justine Ezarik to Miranda Sings and Tyler Oakley. Ranging from fiction to memoirs, these books have revitalized an interest in reading
amongst younger audiences. One YouTuber is looking to not only continue that tradition, but to bring to light topics worth discussing, from
sexuality to body image issues and more. That YouTuber is Melanie Murphy, an Irish creator with a big following online, and her book is
“Fully Functioning Human (Almost): Living In An Online, Offline World.

Here is a little bit about the book and the author herself, Melanie Murphy.

In her first book, Irish YouTuber Melanie Murphy shares a series of experiences from the struggle that is growing up in the digital age:
cyberbullying, dumping by text, gaining (and then losing) too much weight, having acne in a world of Instagram filters, and, most of all,
finding the strength to tackle poor mental health. From self-image struggles to important life lessons about family, friendship, love and
mindset, Fully Functioning Human (Almost) is a warm, illuminating memoir full of wit and wisdom that doubles up as a life guide for millennials.
You can pre-order your copy of the book now. This is one of my highly anticipated books of 2017, so be sure to order your copies today!

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Letting Go: A Novel by Maria Thompson Corley Review

Letting Go: A Novel by Maria Thompson Corley Review

Rarely does a book capture the mind and heart in such a griping fashion as it does in Maria Thompson Corley’s Letting Go: A Novel. A book filled
with tragedy, heartbreak, passion and hope, this wonderful novel explores themes of racism, drug abuse, toxic relationships and how the events
of our childhood can shape who we are as people. Here is the official synopsis:

Louise Caiola, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Making of Nebraska Brown, called LETTING GO “a smart and sexy story that captures the raw
essence of love. Heartfelt, haunting, tender, tough and true.”

Even though she lives hundreds of miles away,
when Langston, who dreams of being a chef, meets Cecile, a Julliard-trained pianist, he is sure that his history of being a sidekick, instead
of a love interest, is finally over. Their connection is real and full of potential for a deeper bond, but the obstacles between them turn out
to be greater than distance. Can these busy, complicated people be ready for each other at the same time? Does it even matter? Before they can
answer these questions, each must do battle with the ultimate demon—fear.

Told in a witty combination of standard prose, letters, emails, and diary entries, LETTING GO, in the tradition of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s
AMERICANAH, is a long-distance love story that also examines race, religion, and the difficult choices we make following our passions. From the
Great White North to the streets of New York City to the beaches of Bermuda, LETTING GO is a journey of longing, betrayal, self-discovery and
hope you will never forget.

This book does a wonderful job of exploring the complicated process of growing up and experiencing life. Thoughtfully navigating the important
moments in a person’s life, from the loss of their virginity to leaving home to further their education and the sometimes painful process of
falling in love, (or in some people’s cases, difficulty falling in love). On a personal note, I found myself relating to the story of Cecile
especially. Without getting into spoiler territory, I have people close to me who I have witnessed going through similar relationship struggles
as Cecile, and this story really touched my heart and brought my emotions right to the surface, a feat books rarely accomplish for me.

One of the great things about this book is that the author, Maria Thompson Corley, is also a musician. One of the most ambitious and wonderful
things about this project is the classical music album that accompanies the book, and when combined together, it makes the story flow that
much more. Tracks such as Bach Fugue MASTER, Beethoven MM1 or Chopin MASTER help bring this book to life more.

The beautiful way this book is written, mixed with the important themes presented and the emotional impact of the characters, Letting Go: A Novel
is a wonderful read written by an amazing author who commands the written word with precision and grace. The story is culturally and emotionally
relevant to audiences of all ages. This is a thought provoking work of art, accompanied by beautifully played classical music that compliments
the book amazingly, and this is a book that deserves to be read. Be sure to pick up your copy of Letting Go: A Novel by Maria Thompson Corley
today!

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Your One Word by Evan Carmichael Book Review

Your One Word by Evan Carmichael Book Review

In author Evan Carmichael’s sensational book, Your One Word, readers are tasked with asking themselves one question: what is your one word? In
this guide to building a successful brand, the author challenges us to look deep within ourselves and determine what one word defines us as
people and our mission with our jobs/company/dreams/etc. Here is the official synopsis:

In this bold and empowering guide, entrepreneur and social media sensation Evan Carmichael shares the secret to turbo-charging your path to
success on your own terms. With thought-provoking questions and inspiring , instructive examples, Your One Word will help you nail down your
personal mottos – the word that captures your purpose and passion. With this operating philosophy in hand, you will then learn how to leverage
this powerful tool to create the business and future of your dreams.

Aimed at entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs, managers, and anyone else who wants to achieve success in a powerfully meaningful way, Your
One Word more than just a useful tool. It’s also an inspiring and enlightening read.

This is a fantastic guide on how companies and individuals should build their brand. It showcases in depth that it’s not about how much money you
can make, but about what makes you happy and what kind of message you want to send with your brand to those who support you. Using some great
stories from successful companies such as Ben and Jerry’s, The Honest Company, Apple and more, this guide goes step by step on finding your one
word, applying it to your brand, building a team or company around your one word, knowing who your opposition will be and more.

It’s a wonderfully written book that will help people, from the young upstart looking to make a name for themselves to the giant corporations
looking to refresh and reestablish their brands. It’s insightful, inspirational and a must read for any entrepreneurs or creators out there looking
to establish their brand identity with that important one word in your life. Be sure to pick up your copies of Evan Carmichael’s Your One Word
today!

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Milijun by Clayton Graham Book Review

An alien threat will test one mother and her quest to protect her teenage son in Milijun by Clayton Graham.

Milijun by Clayton Graham Book Review

Reviewers Note: “I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.”

An alien threat will test one mother and her quest to protect her teenage son in Milijun by Clayton Graham. Showing an alien incursion and
analyzing philosophical questions involving spirituality and the lengths a parent will go to for their children. Here is the official synopsis:

It is Australia in 2179. On a moonlit Nullarbor night, Laura Sinclair and son, Jason, witness aliens descend to Earth. The extraterrestrials
endeavour to form a symbiotic relationship with humankind, and Jason is chosen as a genetic link in a bizarre trial involving the impregnation
of human females with hybrid embryos and exploration of spiritual compatibility. Laura crosses swords with Major General Sebastian Ord from the
Australian Defence Force, Eucla and Uriel, the enigmatic head of Milijun, a reclusive research facility in the outback. Following a disastrous
armed attempt to capture aliens at Cocklebiddy Cave and a fierce confrontation at Eucla, Jason is abducted by an alien swarm. What follows tests
the resolve of Laura to the core. Caught in a relentless web of frightening new technologies and alien mystery, spurred by the undying love of
her son, she gains a strength of character she never thought possible. All she has to do is save herself, Jason and several women and unborn
children from the scheming plans of man and alien alike …

This book does an excellent job of fusing futuristic sci-fi storytelling with themes of spirituality and questioning mankind’s place in the
universe. The struggle for Laura to hold onto some sense of normalcy while the world around her begins to get more complicated and more chaotic
is a great way to humanize such an epic science fiction adventure. Exploring a future version of Australia, this book features creepy,
mysterious aliens and government operatives with hidden agendas all their own. As the story progresses, the audience will be on the edge of their
seat as they must ask themselves: are the aliens invaders, or friends?

This was a well written sci-fi thriller with complex, developed characters, profound themes that need to be explored, and an exciting plot that
continuously keeps the reader on edge as they read through this layered story. By the end of the story, readers will be confronted with a shocking
end, one that can either be seen as the beginning of a journey, or the end of one. You must decide for yourselves. Be sure to check out Clayton
Graham’s Milijun, available for purchase now!

Rating: 9/10

Interview with Author K. Hanson

Interview with Author K. Hanson

1) Tell us about the inspiration behind The Azrael Initiative.

I’ve always enjoyed the books of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, and other thriller writers. I love the idea of writing books that tackle modern issues, so I wanted to start a series of books that does just that. The Azrael Initiative is also about taking a normal person and turning her into someone who would willingly head into dangerous situations, such as being dropped into Syria to fight ISIS. As the series progresses, the events of this first book will prepare her for new dangers.
2) Why do you think it was important to tackle such a complex subject like terrorism and specifically the threat of ISIS?

I appreciate books that challenge me and make me want to learn more about a topic. I wanted to use The Azrael Initiative as an opportunity to challenge the reader to think about terrorism and ISIS from the perspective of someone who is on the ground and in the fight. I also wanted to highlight the fact that just as many Muslims are victims of their hateful acts as non-Muslims are. I hope that The Azrael Initiative inspires readers to pick up a nonfiction book or two on the topic of terrorism to learn more.
3) What made you want to get into the world of writing?

What got me into writing was actually me desire to make my own video games. For a long time, I’ve had story ideas for games floating around in my head. Unfortunately, to make those games the way that I want to, I would need to hire more people to help me, and that requires money. Eventually, I realized that while I couldn’t make games alone, I could write the stories myself. From the moment I made that realization, I studied some books on novel writing, outlined my first story, and got into hammering out the rough draft.
4) What social media sites have been the most helpful with developing your readership?

For me, I think Facebook has been the most helpful, though I’m still working improving my Twitter game and learning how to use Goodreads effectively.
5) What matters most to you when writing: developing plot or creating characters?

I actually give equal weight to developing an engaging plot and creating interesting characters. An exciting journey is important, but I also need someone memorable to go on that journey. There also needs to be an internal journey that matches the external events in the story. Story events should change characters and what they learn should be on display with how they act.
6) What are your future/upcoming plans? Any plans to continue with the Kayla Falk series?

Right now, I’m working on editing the first novel in a fantasy series. This book is titled Storm Raven and features a pirate captain who stumbles into magical abilities. Once I’m done editing that book and while I’m waiting for beta readers to get through Storm Raven, I plan on starting the second book in the Kayla Falk series, which will focus on the issue of human trafficking within the United States.

Website: http://khansonbooks.com/
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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Azrael-Initiative-Kayla-Falk-Book-ebook/dp/B01NAGQQ2F

Scare Me by Richard Jay Parker Book Review:

Reviewers Note: “I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.”

As the year begins to end, this incredible thriller snuck up on me and took me by surprise with it’s complex narrative and intense character
developments. That book is Scare Me by Richard Jay Parker, and from the first pages the author’s unique storytelling experience brought to mind
the voices of authors like Dean Koontz and Stephen King, allowing readers to delve into the viewpoints of several characters spread out in the
beginning and exploring how they all come together. Here is they synopsis:

“When did you last Google yourself?”

Wealthy businessman, Will Frost, gets woken in the middle of the night by an anonymous caller, asking him exactly this.

When Will goes online, he finds a website has been set up in his name, showing photographs of the inside of his home, along with photographs of
six houses he’s never seen before.

In the first of these strange houses, a gruesome murder has already taken place.
Will is then told that his own family is in mortal danger.

The only way he can keep them safe is to visit each of the houses on the website in person – before the police discover what has happened there.

Seven houses.

Seven gruesome homicides.

Seven chances to save his daughter’s life…

This is intense right from the start. The horror that this man must face in order to save his daughter is impossible to imagine, and yet the
genius that is author Richard Jay Parker manages to delve into that dark place with vivid imagery. The twists and turns that this story takes
are quite an amazing thing to read, and until the last few pages the reader will not know what the shocking twist is until it’s already upon
them, taking their breath away and keeping them on the edge of their seats.

This is definitely a must read thriller and horror book that fans will not want to miss. This is my first introduction to author Richard Jay Parker,
and if this book is any indication, he has a long and prosperous writing career ahead of him. This book is so engaging that one can easily
imagine it being turned into a film, the writing is so cinematic that it comes to life before your very eyes. This is a dark tale that deserves
to be read, so be sure to pick up your copies of Scare Me today!