Review: Salad Of The Week

51hxuno1sslSalad Of The Week: 52 Amazing Salad Recipes For Weight Loss And Healthy Eating “The Delicious Way” (Salads, Salads Recipes, Salads To Go, Salad Cookbook, … Cookbooks Collection Book 1)
by Lisa Brown
File Size: 1012 KB
Print Length: 122 pages
Publisher: Cookbook Of The Week Publishing; 2 edition
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Don’t waste your lettice on this ebook, it isn’t worth it. The “recipe” book is very poorly written. I don’t think that “Lisa Brown” is comfortable with the English language.

The recipes aren’t always “healthy”. There are no pictures of her recipes and she actually wants “YOU” to take pictures of the finished product and send them to her.  “I’ll Pay You As Much As $100.00 For Your Pictures […] You Can Become Famous!”

Recipe 49: Fresh Tomatoes with Feta

Time: 10 minutes
Serving: 4
2 tomatoes
2 tablespoons feta cheese
2 tablespoons fresh basil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Cut each tomato into 8 slices
2. Place them on a serving dish.
3. Coat the tomatoes with crumbled cheese
Sprinkle with vinegar and torn basil.
4. Add pepper and salt to taste.

Excuse me, but I expect a little more than cut up a tomato and drop it in a dish as a recipe. You can find this “recipe” using Google. In fact, I found every one of these recipes, that I bothered to look-up, on Google.

I give this ebook 1 star out of 5. It is a clear example of the downside of ordering a book from Amazon.

Review: Song of the Ancients

51lkijsb6-lSong of the Ancients (Ancient Magic Book 1)
by Sandy Wright
File Size: 820 KB
Print Length: 331 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Moon Lily Press

Product description:

What would you die for?
Samantha Danroe doesn’t believe in magic. Her ex-husband cured her of happily-ever-after when he cheated on her three days after saying I-do.
She doesn’t believe in ghosts. Until her mother’s ghost rises from a Halloween bonfire with a warning of death from beyond the grave.
And she certainly doesn’t believe in witchcraft. Until she becomes the prey in an ancient war waged between good and evil. A war whose rules she must scramble to learn to stay alive.
In need of protection, Samantha turns to the mysterious Nicholas Orenda, a sixth-generation witch on the trail of a creature who is systematically killing off his family. According to his family’s prophecy, three will be sacrificed to the dark. His mother and grandmother are already dead, and Nicholas doesn’t have time to play by the rules.
Samantha finds herself in the center of a deadly hunt for a mysterious foe. Can she find the strength to defeat a supernatural killer and prevent the third sacrifice? Or will she be the catalyst that opens the gates to the Underworld?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I don’t think that I have read a pagan book that has been so thoroughly researched by the author since the late Dion Fortune. The native American spiritualism was a big hit with me and I really enjoyed the fusion of native American language and mythology.

Of course, I fell in love with the red-headed main character immediately ( she did make me think of someone I know).  I liked the setting of Sedona Arizona. It is hard to find something to dislike about this book. Simply put, it’s a good read that I highly recommend. I give Song of the Ancients 5 stars out of 5.

Travel Channel Picks Up 4th Season of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN

gates-babyI have got to add this to my TV viewing … At any rate, congratulations Josh.

Travel Channel’s hit series EXPEDITION UNKNOWN achieved its second highest-rated episode ever on Wednesday, March 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with its intriguing “The Ark of the Covenant” episode, nabbing the #11 spot for all viewers A25-54 and the #9 spot for M25-54 in its timeslot, among all ad-supported cable networks. The gripping episode, which follows avid EXPLORER Josh Gates as he searches for an iconic biblical relic, attracted over 1.2 million total viewers and propelled Travel Channel to rate 63 percent higher than the prior season average for viewers A25-54 and M25-54.


Time change

calendar-300I hate the time change … I really mean I hate it.

This morning the family showed up at what I thought was an hour early. Damn time change. I’m usually on it but it got pass me this time.

As I said, the family gathered for breakfast. Despite her thyroid surgery Thursday, Darlene was looking very good. I do hope that she rests this week.

51lkijsb6-lI am currently reading Song of the Ancients  by Sandy Wright. I am enjoying it so far. Having said that, my Kindle is goofing up and I can’t get my ebooks. Yet another reason to keep paper books.

I’ve reviewed Judgment of Blood and Black City Demon both were excellent. I tweaked the blog after noticing that some of my menu items were missing. Well some of the pages need updating anyway.

I didn’t give out a CROW award last year but I will certainly pick out some good books ( and maybe products? ) this year.

It’s almost noon … time for lunch. Damn time change…


Review: Judgment of Blood

judgementofbloodJudgment of Blood
by Timothy Black
File Size: 5812 KB
Print Length: 241 pages
Publisher: Blysster Press; 1 edition (February 23, 2017)
Publication Date: February 23, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Product description:
In 1890 a disease that turned sane men into ravenous werewolves swept through the United States like wildfire. On the brink of humanity’s extinction, Nikola Tesla and a mysterious order of scientists known as the Tellurians revealed a bold plan: the uninfected would abandon the Earth’s surface by rising up in floating salvation cities, iron and steel metropolises that carried tens of thousands of refugees above the savage apocalypse. The remnants of mankind huddled fearfully in the clouds, waiting for the werewolves to devour each other.

Twenty years later, only one salvation city remains aloft, while the beasts still rule the world below. Elijah Kelly, an infected Thunder Train crewman exiled to the ground, ranges ahead of his beloved home, determined to keep it safe no matter the cost. But a telluric deadzone has caught Wardenclyffe in its riptide, forcing it toward airspace where its miraculous machinery will no longer function. Desperate to neutralize the deadzone before the flying city crashes, Eli discovers a brutal truth: humanity still exists on the ground, paying a terrible vampiric price for their survival.

Faced with an impossible choice between sacrificing thousands of innocent lives or betraying the rebels fighting for their freedom against an oppressive regime, Eli will be forced to rely on an unlikely ally lurking deep within his own blood to defy the inevitable.

My thoughts:
I gave the first book in the series 4 stars out of 5 (link) — and this book is better. Black has an easy-to-read style that makes for an entertaining book. That being said, “Judgment of Blood” falls firmly into the pulpy dystopian genre. His trilogy is very steampunk/dieselpunk with some gory horror elements — werewolves.

The series has a Clay Griffith or Cherie Priest vibe to it. I think that if you like those Authors you will really enjoy Timothy Black.

“Takes time to nurture hate and stupidity, eh? I like that kid. Got a good head on his shoulders.”

All in all, it is pulpy storytelling at it’s best. I give Timothy Black’s “Judgment of Blood” 5 stars out of 5 and I hope that part 3 in the trilogy doesn’t take years to finish.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from Timothy Black. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”