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Book Review: Sleep Savannah Sleep

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Title: Sleep Savannah Sleep
Author: Alistair Cross
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Horror, Occult
Pages: 288
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


Rating: 4/5



Sleep Savannah Sleepby Alistair Cross is a book in the horror/occult genre which I don't usually prefer. But since reading the blurb, I have been curious and let's just say I overlooked my preference and was I glad!
Jason Crandall, a recent widower, moves into an old Victorian house in Shadow Springs with his teenage son, Brent and younger daughter, Amber. While Amber begins adapting to this new environment, Brent, a recluse, finds it difficult to do so. Jason starts his massage therapy business and finds a client or two immediately. But when he meets the sensual Savannah Sturgess, he realizes it isn't going to be easy to avoid her. Among friendly neighbors, new friends and temper tantrums by Brent, Jason begins to settle down when one day, Savannah is reported missing. And thus begins the nightmare that drags Ja…

Book Review: Jane Of Manchester

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Title: Jane Of Manchester
Author: J D Dow
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Comedy
Pages: 206
Publisher: Dow Books



Rating: 3/5


Jane of Manchesterby J D Dowis a light-hearted chick lit with some, supposedly humor and romance, which somehow I didn't seem to find.
Jane lives in Manchester, working at a florist's. She has her petty issues with her employer Will, who drops in that taunt every now and then. Jane has a group of friends, some like her, some mothers and one just about to be married. Her elder sister, Kate, is a doctor and she certainly doesn't fail to establish her success in front of Jane. Jane has the big question lurking behind her mind, when will she meet the right guy? But when she does, she can't seem to find the courage to even talk to him. Will Jane take this forward? Or will she remain in the background watching as her friends and sister get on with their lives?

Straight off the bat, I was floored by the British informal talk like 'cheesed off' and 'knacke…

Spotlight: Texas Banker/Oklahoma Hunter by Ken Mixon

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ISBN-10: 0692760989 ISBN-13: 978-0692760987 Publisher: Ken Mixon Trade paper, $20.27 September 2, 2016 Genre: Humor
Who do you think of when you think of a banker? Perhaps you think of the bankers trying to foreclose on Kevin Costner's farm in Field of Dreams? Bankers are usually portrayed as jerks who are trying to foreclose on widows and orphans. I have been a banker for nearly forty years and I want to show you some different sides to one banker - me. I come from a family of story tellers, from my father's mother's family, the Gillhams. When a Gillham told a story at the campfire, you could feel the heat of the sun beating down and hear the calling of an owl just as if you were there. The stories in this book are half from banking and half from my hunting, my dogs, and my childhood. Some of the stories are humorous, some are serious, and some are a little of both. As you read, you will hopefully share my puzzlement as I listen to a loan request, feel the pounding of a buck'…

Book Review: The Mahabharata Code - Yet Another Retelling of the Mahabharata, or is it?

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Title: The Mahabharata Code: Yet Another Retelling of the Mahabharata, or is it? Author: Karthik K B Rao
Genre: Fiction, Mythological, Fantasy
Pages: 234
Publisher: Notion Press

Rating: 3.5/5


Wow! I have just finished this book and, honestly, I have mixed feelings.The Mahabharata Code by Karthik K B Rao is a retelling of the Indian epic Mahabharata, in a very unusual way, to say the least!
Narayan Rao (NR), who works with NASA, is assigned a project, along with some others,  to travel to a mysterious planet that has sent an invite in the form of a code - Atithi Devo Bhava (meaning, Guest is like God). Since, the message is in Sanskrit, the team familiar with Indian mythologies is sent. NR, his wife Srishti and his team reach the planet, Prithvilok, and are in for a surprise. They meet the saint Vyasa who needs the team's help to restage the Mahabharata here. They agree but as the epic is carried out, NR realizes that his own son, Krishna, is a pawn in Vyasa's plan. He wants to quit a…

Spotlight: If You Never Try, You Will Never Know

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IF YOU NEVER TRY, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW by Sahil Mehta


Blurb

Robin, who gets inspired by his mother to become a musician, is forced by his father to pursue the education needed to join their family business. This compels him to leave home at the age of eighteen to follow his dreams. In few months of independent living, his over-ambitious dreams turn into an obsession, which gets even more intense when he falls into a drug addiction, and mysteriously unleashes a new side to his life.
During this journey, he meets Aisha. They talk, play and fall in love. Her exquisite beauty defines the melody of his musical journey as they both fall deep in love with each other. But Robin's obsession with his dream and a struggling career become an obstacle in their relationship. Is their love strong enough to overcome complexities?
During these tumultuous times, Robin's flat mate Jordan begins to motivate him to follow his heart. Jordan becomes his philosopher and guru but not for very long-what makes…

Book Vue nominated for IndiBlogger Awards 2017!

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Hello Readers,

My blog, Book Vue, has been nominated for the IndiBlogger Awards 2017! I am so excited and it would mean so much if you could post a testimonial about the blog and share the same wit your friends. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog, as always!


Book review: Sweet Reality - Reality Star Book 2

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Title: Sweet Reality - Reality Star Book 2
Author: Laura Heffernan
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 236
Publisher: Lyrical Shine

Rating: 3.8/5


Sweet Realityby Laura Heffernan is the second book in the Reality Star series. If you haven't read the first one, no worries, this book can be read as a standalone. A fun, romantic comedy, the newly released Sweet Realityis sure to make your day if you are a lover of the said genre.

Jen and Justin are back together on another reality show. They met in their last show and have been a loved couple since they quit together. This time, they have been invited, along with other stars of various reality shows, to a free cruise to the Caribbean. Jen and Sarah, Justin's sister, are all set to open a cake shop called Sweet Reality when they realize that they have unexpected competition. While Sarah is back home figuring out new recipes to make Sweet Reality unique, Jen and Justin are off to the paid vacation they have been looking forward to and to also …