The Book Reviewer is IN

by - Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Welcome to “The Book Reviewer Is IN”. 

The Book Reviewer is IN - My Book and My Coffee

So, what is this feature? Basically, I wanted to feature or showcase books / eBooks / novels that I have ACCEPTED for review, and the ones that I have lined-up to read from my TBR (to-be-read) pile. And I wanted to create my own, so here it is. This is somehow inspired by Books, Biscuits, and Tea’s Showcase Sunday. The blog owner's name is Vicky, and she’s really nice.

As I have mentioned above, some of the books below are the ones that I have accepted for review. I will start to read the first one this week, and the others will be reviewed in the next week, and so on. I’ll be doing this whenever I’ve accepted books for review, and I’ll be throwing in a book or two from my own TBR pile (the books that I own).

So, here are the books that I am really looking forward to reading.

Accepted Books / eBooks for Review:

Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz (Release Date: August 2012)

Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz book cover
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When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder. Suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.

A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready.

The Super Spud Trilogy by Michael Diack (Humour)

The Super Spud Trilogy by Michael Diack kindle ebook edition

Genetic engineering has accomplished many things, one of which has been to create the Super Spud! The humble potato elevated to new heights, creating the most flavoursome crisps ever known to humankind! But that's not all - A magical transformation occurs to all Super Spud crisps not eaten before their use-by date. They take on a life of their own. And so long as they remain undetected by humans, they enjoy life in their own Super Spud cities, take part in major Super Spud sporting events and even start the odd Super Spud war or two. Join Colin, Cougar, Hannibal Vector, Generals Rock, Jock and Strap and all the others in their rollicking adventures. You'll never look at a packet of crisps in the same way again! Fun, quirky and totally original, Michael Diack's debut is strictly for those who are still big kids at heart.

Deconstructing INFATUATION by Merce Cardus (Contemporary Romance)

Deconstructing INFATUATION by Merce Cardus kindle ebook edition

Sometimes, whether you're single or with a significant one,
somebody appears in your life unexpectedly.
We feel the need to know who this person is,
the need to know exactly who this person is.

A story may offer different interpretations, even with several irreconcilable and contradictory meanings. As in Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta's story in Dante's Divine Comedy, this story is not about unfaithfulness either. This story is about infatuation: what burns inside of oneself when we let ourselves fall madly for someone.

Michal's Window by Rachelle Ayala (Historical Romance / Family Saga)

Michal's Window by Rachelle Ayala kindle ebook edition

In ancient Israel, where women are property, Princess Michal loves her father's worst enemy, the future King David. She sacrifices all to save his life, but will her heart survive war and separation? A novel of betrayal, forbidden love, and redemption, Michal's Window is an imaginative retelling of King David's story through the eyes of the woman who loved him first.

Archangels and Demons by Stephen Skelton (Romantic Thriller)

Archangels and Demons by Stephen Skelton kindle ebook edition

Life in France isn’t easy for the orphaned Maia Fielding. She’s struggling at her new music school, she has nightmares about her murdered grandfather… and when she thinks her romance with her boyfriend Altair is about to get serious he turns into a demon! Maia and her friends find themselves face to face with the horrors of the Underworld, where everyone she loves may be lost to her, forever.
From my TBR pile

Murder by Manicure (A Bad Hair Day Mystery) by Nancy J. Cohen (Hardcover)

Book description from Goodreads
When beauty salon owner Marla Shore joins the Perfect Fit Sports Club to try to shed a few excess holiday pounds, she never dreams that slimming down would mean running into a deadly case of foul play.

Marla's in the middle of her body fat analysis, when the blood-curdling screams of a hysterical patron send her charging to the "wet area." It seems that after ingesting a gelatin capsule to strengthen her nails, Jolene Myers slipped into a whirlpool -- and drowned beneath the swirling waters. Homicide Detective Dalton Vail is convinced Jolene's death was no accident -- and Marla intends to join forces with him and give her deductive skills a workout.

Marla quickly discovers that there's no shortage of suspects. Any one of a number of people at the toney sports club could have swapped Jolene's nail-strengthening capsule for a poisonous gelcap -- from a philandering pharmacist and a corrupt city councilman, to a vocal animal rights activist, a Dancercise instructor, and Jolene's massage therapist.

With a second corpse on her manicured hands, Marla had better nail the killer quick, before the next buff body on its way to the morgue is hers.
Murder by Manicure Kindle edition
Murder by Manicure Paperback


Momnesia by Lori Verni-Fogarsi 

Can this suburban mom find balance between her "momminess" and her "sexiness?"

She's smart, pretty, and runs her own business. So then why does she feel so dead inside? Between work, two kids, and a husband who finds her about as exciting as furniture shopping, this is the story of a (formerly-exciting but now way-too-typical) suburban mom who diagnoses herself with Momnesia and sets about finessing a new version of her old vivaciousness:

Momnesia (mahm-nee-zhuh) -noun-

Loss of the memory of who you used to be. Caused by pregnancy, play dates, and trying to keep the house cleaner than the Joneses.

She finds some adventure pursuing her own interests, and does make some new friends (including the battery operated variety), but she still feels like nothing more than a caretaker.

In between dealing with her husband's manic-depressive behavior, drama with her friends, and some naughty Internet escapades, she questions, "Is it that I haven't been myself? Or is it that I am being myself but just different than I used to be?"

It isn't until she tosses the Invisible Rule Book altogether, that she discovers life--and love--have more to offer than she ever imagined!

I'm so stoked! I am really excited about these books / eBooks. I will be reading them real soon. ;)

Ara of My Book and My Coffee

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6 Dazzling Comments

  1. Cool books. :-) Excited about all of them. These are my 'flavors', if ya know what I mean. more psyched - the first one and Michal's window. I'll check them out later.

    1. Hi Carryle! Thanks so much for checking the post out (,") Be sure to visit my reviews in the next few days/ weeks. Thanks again! :)

  2. Nice blog! New follower here. I also received Deconstructing INFATUATION for review!
    SIK Book Reviews

    1. Hi Sam! Thanks for visiting my blog ;) Wow, cool! I'm really excited about Deconstructing INFATUATION. Oh, and thanks for following me. Followed back :D

  3. I like how all these are so diverse. I can't wait to start seeing these reviews.

    1. Hi Alexis. Yes, I've noticed that as well. And I'm very excited. :D Oh, you know what, I've already posted a review of Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz. Check it out :)