Coming Soon

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Here’s a bit of an update on what to expect in the coming months on Bibliogal Book Review!  For the ENTIRE month of September, I will be putting up nothing but books in, on, or about the HISTORICAL Genre. Nonfiction, Fiction, Romancefrabz-History-Buff-What-my-friends-think-I-am-What-my-mom-thinks-I-am--1760a2; if it is set in the 1950’s or older, I’m going to talk about it.  Mostly,it’s an excuse to read some books that have been on the back end of my TBR for a while.  Historical is one of my favorite genres next to Urban Fantasy and sadly, I’ve realized that I hardly have any covered in my review pile!

The Month of October will be dedicated to SUSPENSE/THRILLER categories. I spend most of the year reviewing Paranormal, Dystopian, Sci Fi, and Urban Fantasy.  All of these have elements of traditional HORROR in them, so I thought I’d celebrate the month with another type of “Spine Tingler”.dean-dean-winchester-funny-jensen-ackles-Favim.com-3000851

I hope you guys are enjoying the Book Review.  We’re a few months shy of a year and I’m enjoying it so far.  The learning curve has been huge and I’m grateful to my audience for allowing me time to have growing pains!

As Always, Happy Reading!

Bibliogal

Book Review: Type X by M.A. Phipps

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Okay, let’s start this review off with a link to my review of Book 1 in the Project W.A.R Trilogy, Ultraxenopia.  Trust me, it will save you a lot of time and confusion, not to mention, I can save a bit on my word count. tumblr_inline_npyun1MlsB1rxr4x6_500

So, now that you’ve gone and read about Book 1, let us proceed to Book 2. (Dr. Richter will be pleased with your progress) …(Okay, inside joke for those who’ve read the books 😉 ) Normally this is the part where I insert clever memes and gifs, but M.A. Phipps has generously provided me with some teaser pics that will do nicely.

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Type X, picks up 2 years after the last book.  It’s hard to say much since I don’t want to give spoilers, especially since Release Day isn’t until Friday 08/19/2016! Anyway, 2 years later and Wynter is not the naive girl she used to be.  She has become a weapon, brainwashed by the State and used to destroy cities and countries with a mere thought.  She’s like Jean Grey’s Dark Pheonix, seriously, it’s bad.  x-men-apocalypse-trailer-hints-at-dark-phoenix-will-jean-grey-go-bad-ok-this-visual-is-778725So while Wynter is focusing on surviving and getting her Dark Phoenix on, the actual resistance known as Pheonix is plotting her extraction.  Eventually, she’s caught off guard and ends up reunited with her former friends.

Par the course for brainwashing, Wynter doesn’t remember ANY of them, and her rescuers have become her captors.

This book has a LOT going on, in a good way, not a confusing one.  Wynter has PTSD, 67415704Stockholm Syndrome,amnesia, and uncontrollable powers to contend with.  All this going on while a civil war is brewing…seriously, M.A. Phipps, have you ever done a stint as a writer at Marvel?

 

I really enjoyed this novel and I need to thank my lucky stars and the author for allowing me to read it as an ARC.  I’m absolutely giving this book a 5 out of 5 stars!tumblr_louhxo5DxL1qzj6s0.gif It’s Dystopian and if you like the Hunger Games, Divergent, The Giver, etc. You’ll love this one.  It’s got a lot of violence and a bit of sexual content so I’d rate it at a PG level.  Probably 15 years and up would be my conservative recommendation on this one.

You can pre-order it on Amazon, or just wait until Friday, but either way make sure it’s on your e-reader! (or book if you are so inclined.) I’ll set up some stalking links below and leave you with this teensy tiny disclaimer…..* I don’t own Marvel, Jean Grey, Dark Pheonix. I only borrowed their images from the interwebs.  Marvel don’t come after me, it’s really flattery to mention your franchise in this post…M.A. Phipps wrote a good one 😉 

Join M.A. Phipps on Friday, August 19,2016 to celebrate the release of Type X! Lots of great authors will be attending as well as Phipps herself! It’s sure to be fun…and we all know you’ll be checking Facebook anyway 😉 Type X Release Party

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Review: Laws of Attraction by RC Boldt

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So, not long ago I made the rule that Bibliogal would stop reviewing Contemporary Romance and Erotica.  I still stand by that rule but RC Boldt gets grandfathered in. Why, because it’s my blog and I can change the rule anytime. Also, she writes good books. resized_the-most-interesting-man-in-the-world-meme-generator-basically-i-do-what-i-want-7653fc

 

So, to start our journey into Book 4 of the Teach Me series, I will let you know up front that l_06e79b70-d56b-11e1-9fc1-1ba0d2f00005I won a paperback copy in a contest….using a picture of THIS GUY………Misha Friggin’ Collins! This pretty much means we’re off to a good start already  😉

I received my prize and dove in.  I’ve read books 1-3 in this series and the main character in Laws of Attraction, Langley, had been mentioned briefly in them.  Her love interest Lawson has been a secondary character in an ensemble cast and featured throughout all of the previous books.  I’m not gonna lie, Lawson is my favorite MC ever! (Yes Mr. Darcy, he knocked you off your pedestal, though you’ll always be my first 😉 ) While these characters are featured in previous novels, this book , like all the others in the series, can be read as a stand alone.

Lawson is an elementary school reading teacher with a Star Wars obsession, razor sharp wit, a ready smile, and a heart of gold. Plus he’s a Cross Fit devotee, but he’s not a douche about it, I gotta appreciate that. He’s always going out of his way to help his friends and 13901316_1155860984486088_1556666406995683232_nmake them smile.  That’s my formula for a Prince Charming!

Langley is a former United States Air Force Combat Pararescuemen, also known as a PJ. She’s had a pretty shitty life and her military career was all she had going for her until she was more or less forced out.  She finds herself in Florida working for a security company and being forced to attend karaoke parties with her boss’s friends.  At first, she attends these outings begrudgingly, but soon the group grows on her and she begins to relax.  She also finds that she’s attracted to the goofy Lawson.  This is something she absolutely did not want, but then again, the heart wants what it wants 😉

The book is about Langley trying to overcome her emotional baggage and her past and learning to trust her heart.  Sigh! I fell for it.  I absolutely loved this book.  I’m giving it a 5 out of 5 stars!

I loved this book and all the others in the series because the characters are actually fairly believable.  No crazy billionaires, no forbidden or taboo stuff, no secret babies, all things that make me cringe.  They are a large ensemble cast of characters and each one is unique and likable.  This book in particular made me laugh so hard!  Puns, Sexy Yoda Talk, embarrassing Grandmas, and flighty but lovable Moms!  I also love Lawson’s penchant for graphic tee shirts…I share this love.  OpnhCCb.png

Langley is a force to be reckoned with and a strong female MC.  She’s a fully dimensional character, but not a total Mary Sue, which is refreshing.  As a former PJ she can definitely hold her own and she can match wits with Lawson in the joke cracking department.  Brains, Brawn, and Beauty…the trifecta!  I would recommend this for Romance Readers with a sense of humor and nerds who like their MC Hero’s to have a great sense of humor! Not for kids! Definite 18+ age range due to some sexy scenes 😉

You can find Laws of Attraction and the other books in the Teach Me series at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, RC Boldt’s website, and soon at a Walmart near you!

Happy Reading!

Bibliogal

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Rebecca