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    Friday List #Top10FavoriteArtist

    Here we are, this is it, my final pick of the year. I have read many great books this year but this one stood out the most to me. It wasn’t just the story line, it was the over-all voice of the writer. The style was smooth and action packed with a good balance of showing and telling and will make a good role model of the style of writing I would like to develop in my own voice someday in the future. Kudos to the authors of this number one pick.

    We are at the wire for the top of the top Friday Night Favorite Artist and I am ready to let you all know which book is the number one pick on my List of my Favorite Top Ten Artists

    • “For the past year I have been reading a lot of new authors on my Kindle, so instead of picking my favorite of my favorite, I wanted to pick from the books I have read during this past year. This I had to give some thought to, since I have read a lot of really great books on my kindle. So here is my list of favorites.”

    Here is the recap:

    Nine weeks ago at #10 was Winning Mr. Wrong by Marie Higgins

    Eight weeks ago at #9 slot was A Modern Witch by Debora Geary

    Seven weeks ago the #8 slot was Deadly Intentions by Candice Poarche

    Six weeks ago at the #7 slot was The Book of Deacon by Joseph R. Lallo

    Five weeks ago at the #6 slot was Sleep Tight by Anne Frasier.

    Four weeks ago at the #5 slot was Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster

    Three weeks ago at the #4 slot was Bewitching by Alex Flinn

    Two weeks ago at the #3 slot was Hollowland (The Hollows #1) by Amanda Hocking

    Last week at the #2 slot was The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy #2) by James Morcan and Lance Morcan

    So which book is up next?

    …. (Linda opens up her word pad folder one more time and peeks inside)

    #1

    The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy #1)


    byJames Morcan, Lance Morcan

    How do you catch a man who is never the same man twice?

    That is the question posed in The Ninth Orphan, a top-rated international thriller novel…

    An orphan grows up to become an assassin for a highly secretive organization. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, he is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, the mysterious man’s life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past riddled with the darkest of conspiracies is revealed.

    Fast-paced, totally fresh and original, filled with deep and complex characters, The Ninth Orphan is a controversial, high-octane thriller with an edge. Merging fact with fiction, it illuminates shadow organizations rumored to exist in the real world.

    Tackling genetic selection, mind control, secret societies and a chase around the globe, The Ninth Orphan also has a poignant, romantic sub-plot. The story contains the kind of intimate character portraits usually associated with psychological novels.

    Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The Orphan Factory and Fiji: A Novel), The Ninth Orphan is Book #1 in The Orphan Trilogy. The unique thriller series continues with the recent publication of Book #2, a prequel titled The Orphan Factory. The sequel and final book in the trilogy, The Orphan Uprising, will be published by Sterling Gate Books in 2013. A feature film adaptation of The Ninth Orphan is also currently being developed.

    “Action packed – intense – gripping – edge of the seat

    What a great book this was. Great plot – great story.

    I can see this as a movie – James Bond (no Sebastian Hannar) that is.

    After you read this book you will see why I picked it as my number one pick of the year.”

    And if you haven’t read any of these books I have listed over the past few weeks, you really do need to check them out, they were all great books.

  • book reviews,  books

    Friday List #Top10FavoriteArtist

    We are coming down to the wire for the top of the top Friday Night Favorite Artist and I am ready to let you all know which book is next on my List of my Favorite Top Ten Artists

    • “For the past year I have been reading a lot of new authors on my Kindle, so instead of picking my favorite of my favorite, I wanted to pick from the books I have read during this past year. This I had to give some thought to, since I have read a lot of really great books on my kindle. So here is my list of favorites.”

    Here is the recap:

    Eight weeks ago at #10 was Winning Mr. Wrong by Marie Higgins

    Seven weeks ago at #9 slot was A Modern Witch by Debora Geary

    Six weeks ago the #8 slot was Deadly Intentions by Candice Poarche

    Five weeks ago at the #7 slot was The Book of Deacon by Joseph R. Lallo

    Four weeks ago at the #6 slot was Sleep Tight by Anne Frasier.

    Three weeks at the #5 slot was Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster

    Two week at the #4 slot was Bewitching by Alex Flinn

    Last week at the #3 slot was Hollowland (The Hollows #1) by Amanda Hocking

    So which book is up next?

    …. (Linda opens up her word pad folder one more time and peeks inside)

    #2

    The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy #2)


    byJames Morcan, Lance Morcan

     An epic, atmospheric story that begins with twenty three genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago’s Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination deep in the Amazon jungle.

    The Orphan Factory, a coming-of-age spy thriller novel, is book two in The Orphan Trilogy and a prequel to The Ninth Orphan. Go on another frenetic journey with the ninth-born orphan as he busts out of the clandestine orphanage he knew as home and goes on the run across America.

    In the late 1970’s, in Chicago, Illinois, the secretive Omega Agency initiates the Pedemont Project – a radical experiment utilizing genetic engineering technologies – to create twenty three orphan babies with the plan to turn them into the world’s most effective assassins.

    One of the prodigies will rebel: meet Number Nine, an orphan with a mind of his own.

    In 1998, when Nine reaches adulthood and graduates with honors from the Pedemont Orphanage, he is already an adept of the deadly espionage arts. Ordered by his Omega masters to assassinate a survivor of the Jonestown tragedy in Guyana’s Amazon rainforest, Nine is forced to draw upon all of his advanced training just to stay alive.

    “Looking for an adventure – suspense – conspiracy – action packed novel to read look no further. What a great read, there was never a dull moment in this story. It is a page turner and well written. This is a movie quality story.”

    And if you haven’t read any of these books I have listed over the past few weeks, you really do need to check them out, they were all great books.

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    Friday List #Top10FavoriteArtist

    It’s TGIF and the beginning of another weekend. For some it will be a long weekend with Columbus Day on Monday.

    I have a big day planned for tomorrow. <- see previous post on my book signing event for New Hampshire.

    Oh, that’s right; you’re not here to hear about my event for tomorrow. No, you’re here for the Friday Night Favorite Artist and I am ready to let you all know which book is next on my List of my Favorite Top Ten Artists

    • “For the past year I have been reading a lot of new authors on my Kindle, so instead of picking my favorite of my favorite, I wanted to pick from the books I have read during this past year. This I had to give some thought to, since I have read a lot of really great books on my kindle. So here is my list of favorites.”

    Here is the recap:

    Seven weeks ago at #10 was Winning Mr. Wrong by Marie Higgins

    Six weeks ago at #9 slot was A Modern Witch by Debora Geary

    Five weeks ago the #8 slot was Deadly Intentions by Candice Poarche

    Four weeks ago at the #7 slot was The Book of Deacon by Joseph R. Lallo

    Three weeks ago at the #6 slot was Sleep Tight by Anne Frasier.

    Two weeks at the #5 slot was Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster

    Last week at the #4 slot was Bewitching by Alex Flinn

    So which book is up next?

    …. (Linda opens up her word pad folder one more time and peeks inside)

    #3

    Hollowland

    (The Hollows #1)

    byAmanda Hocking

    “This is the way the world ends – not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.”

    Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way – not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

    “I loved this book. Amanda Hocking has a wonderful imagination. This fast paced story about zombies, lions, and tigers kept me reading almost non-stop. I don’t think there was a moment in the book where I ever found I had lost interest in the story.

    The fact that this is the first zombie book I have ever read and I just could not stop reading.

    I will be definitely investigating the rest of her books in the near future.”

    And if you haven’t read any of these books I have listed over the past few weeks, you really do need to check them out, they were all great books.

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    Friday List #Top10FavoriteArtist

    Oh no! What ever happened to Friday?

    I must have missed a day; I can’t believe it is already Saturday.

    So that’s what happened to the update of my weekly list of top favorite books of this past year, must have gotten my days mixed up somewhere along the way.

    But here it is, the Friday Night Favorite Artist and I am ready to let you all know which book is next on my List of my Favorite Top Ten Artists

    • “For the past year I have been reading a lot of new authors on my Kindle, so instead of picking my favorite of my favorite, I wanted to pick from the books I have read during this past year. This I had to give some thought to, since I have read a lot of really great books on my kindle. So here is my list of favorites.”

    Here is the recap:

    Six weeks ago at #10 was Winning Mr. Wrong by Marie Higgins

    Five weeks ago at #9 slot was A Modern Witch by Debora Geary

    Four weeks ago the #8 slot was Deadly Intentions by Candice Poarche

    Three weeks ago at the #7 slot was The Book of Deacon by Joseph R. Lallo

    Two weeks ago at the #6 slot was Sleep Tight by Anne Frasier.

    Last week at the #5 slot was Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster

    So which book is up next?

    …. (Linda opens up her word pad folder one more time and peeks inside)

    #4

    Bewitching 

                                                                            (Kendra Chronicles #2)

    by Alex Flinn

    Kendra Hilferty, the witch who curses Kyle Kingsbury in Beastly, tells about her immortal existence-how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people throughout the centuries. (Unfortunately her attempts have often backfired.) As it turns out, Kendra has actually had a hand in “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Princess and the Pea,” and “The Little Mermaid”-but these are not the fairy tales you think you know! Kendra’s reminiscences are wrapped around a real-time version of “Cinderella,” except the “ugly” stepsister is the good guy. With dark twists, hilarious turns, and unexpected endings, Bewitching is a contemporary read for fairy-tale lovers, fantasy fans, and anyone looking for more Alex Flinn.

    This was such a good read, an enjoyable tale. I had great difficulty putting this book down.

    I highly recommend this book to all “Once Upon a Time” fans.

    This book is very much on the same concept as the TV series mentioned above. It is where the author, Alex Flinn takes several different fairy tales and gives them a different perspective on what they were all about, from the view point of a witch, known as Kendra.

    My favorite tale in the book was about Emma and Lissette.

    Good book for all ages.

    “I won this book as a Goodreads Giveaway.”

    And if you haven’t read any of these books I have listed over the past few weeks, you really do need to check them out, they were all great books.

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    Friday List #Top10FavoriteArtist

    Thank Goodness it is Friday once again…

    I almost forgot to update my weekly list of top favorite books of this past year.

    It is time for the Friday Night Favorite Artist and I am ready to let you all know which book is next on my List of my Favorite Top Ten Artists

    • “For the past year I have been reading a lot of new authors on my Kindle, so instead of picking my favorite of my favorite, I wanted to pick from the books I have read during this past year. This I had to give some thought to, since I have read a lot of really great books on my kindle. So here is my list of favorites.”

    Here is the recap:

    Five weeks ago at #10 was Winning Mr. Wrong by Marie Higgins

    Four weeks ago at #9 slot was A Modern Witch by Debora Geary

    Three weeks ago the #8 slot was Deadly Intentions by Candice Poarche

    Two weeks ago at the #7 slot was The Book of Deacon by Joseph R. Lallo

    Last week at the #6 slot was Sleep Tight by Anne Frasier.

    So which book is up next?

    …. (Linda opens up her word pad folder one more time and peeks inside)

    #5

    Hostile Witness

    by
    Rebecca Forster

    Get your copy quick, I see it is currently free on Kindle!

    When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her step grandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hotshot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships create a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth is uncovered it can save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both.

    A Who Done It Book

    Who did it, and who will confess to doing it?

    This legal thriller is suspenseful. The first few chapters were very slow reading, but well worth the buildup of the storyline. I am glad I stayed with it.

    Hannah is arrested for arson and possible murder. Her mom and her step dad both have possible motives for killing her Step-Grandfather who happens to be a Supreme Court Justice. I won’t tell you anymore about this story.

    And if you haven’t read any of these books I have listed over the past few weeks, you really do need to check them out, they were all great books.

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