21 May 2018

Dead As A Doornail by Tonya Kappes - Blog Tour

Dead As A Doornail by Tonya Kappes 
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes

Sheriff Kenni Lowry knows that there will be a murder as soon as he sees his grandad's ghost. She loves him really much, but hates to have to investigate murders!
This story's victim is a reviewer, Lucy Lowell, a really harsh reviewer, and you could suppose that there will be a lot of possible killers... But you know that killing is something more personal, so, who could have a strong enough motive to kill her?
Of course the mystery is interesting, but what keeps you glued to this series is all the community... Because this time we will attend to the mayor's wedding; you know that this will mean that Kenni will be the maid of honour... so be prepared for a book full of bridezilla scenes and a lot of "fun"!
This had been a fun and interesting read, full of twists and unexpected situations.
Ready to the wedding of the year?

20 May 2018

Kid To Killer by Paul Elliott - Blog Tour

Kid To Killer by Paul Elliott
Genre: Fiction

This had been a paced read, compelling and addictive at the same time.
Our main character, Paul, just wants to fit somewhere, he is too rich for their own taste and he would gladly exchange the silver spoon for a plastic fork without a blink. But life as we know is never easy, so when he starts in the new school and his new friends are scared of the "zombies" of the neighbourhood, he just wants to help them... Sadly he is too naïve and confides in the wrong persons...
I believe in the law, but I also can understand the unsettling feeling that the police should be doing something more, not simply waiting that something worse will happen, but from this to being a Vigilante is a long path, that with the wrong friendship could end really bad...
This books makes the reader think about morality and justice, friendship and bullying... really a very interesting read, that let me say I can not wait to read the second part!
Ready to start the change?

17 May 2018

Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun - Blog Tour + Giveaway

Honor Kills by Nanci Rathbun
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes

This had been a quite complicated case, with a man who disappeared 8 years ago, leaving no trace... now there's an obituary with his name... and his wife and two children demand answers... Lucky for them, Angie doesn't like leaving open cases, so she will do as much as she can to have all the answers this family deserves, even if they are not the ones they are searching... Ready?
I was quite surprised with this book, it is a really complex case where a man that has left his family has appeared dead... but why leaving the family on the first place? Was he running away or did he had a secret life?

It was an interesting reading about Angie's family link with the mob, she is not really proud of it, but for some cases, the help is worth the price... But you never know what will happen... they will help her solving this case or will she have more enemies than before?
I liked how the author, Nancy Rathbun, talked about the old people and homeless and how they treat the patients on some residences... It should be in everyone's minds, that the people that need more protection in the world are the children and the old people, we should always take care of them, they are important, had been important and will be important. Even if they are not the same they used to, we should never treat them with less respect than the one that they had won.
This is the third case of the Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, but you can read it as standalone. There are a few characters that I am sure have been repeating on the series, but you feel connected with the characters and the plot even if you haven't read the other books.
Ready to discover what it really means to work with the mob?

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15 May 2018

Full Moons, Dunes & Macaroons by Erin Johnson - Blog Tour + Giveaway

Full Moons, Dunes & Macaroons by Erin Johnson
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes

This is a new chapter in Imogen's life, a witch that was raised in the humans world and now is enjoying her life as a chef of the Royalty... apart from a few problems, nothing important... her brother is the most wanted person in all the Kingdoms, her boyfriend will marry in 48 hours with her fiancée and everything she is trying to cook is sour! So be prepared for another funny adventure of this lovely witch.

This is the fifth book of the Spells & Caramels series, and it will make a closure of some open plots we had open in the last books, so I will not recommend starting the series on this one, simply start from the first ones, they are worth it! ;)
This had been a very quick read, maybe because I was eager to discover more about Imogen's family and secret brother, whom in every book I've read I am starting to hate him more... Is he really protecting Imogen or he has a secret agenda? 
This book story is mainly centred on Imogen feelings toward Hank, her boyfriend and King, that will marry her fiancée in the next 48 hours... of course I wouldn't be on Imogen skin, it has to be really difficult! And what is worse, Shaday, Hank's fiancée is a very nice woman that is simply obeying her parents decision, she didn't want to get married neither!
Between all this tragic-love story, there will be a murder, one that Imogen will use to disconnect from all her personal tragedies and that in the end will make the story fit on their own place...
I really loved this story, it was time to see some closure in Imogen's love life and discovering a little bit more about her brother, be prepared for a few twists!
Ready for a Royal Wedding?

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Seny - Català; Ara i Sempre

I have to admit that Seny is a tricky word, if you search in Google Translator it would say is Sanity, but I totally disagree with this translation.
In Wikipedia, it translate Seny as form of ancestral Catalan wisdom or sensibleness. It involves well-pondered perception of situations, level-headedness, awareness, integrity, and right action; "a kind of refined good sense and self-realization".
We use it when we have to to decide an important think, we say "Tingues Seny", it could be translate as: "think thoroughly"... 
This is the first time I didn't find an exact word to translate a Catalan word to English, but I suppose this is why I started this project, to show the world the Catalan language and all the curiosities about it! ;)

Animals by Varya Kolesnikova

I love the beautiful animal illustrations created by the Russian artist Varya Kolesnikova, don't you like them?

14 May 2018

Vint - Català; Ara i Sempre

I wrote this word last week, Vint, is a number... it was the number of followers I had that day, and for a few hours I was really happy! Sadly, the followers dropped as always, and now I am again seeing the number Vint followers so far away...

I am sure with the big clue I have given you made you guess which number I am talking... Vint is.... Twenty; a cardinal number, 10 times 2.
I searched for a song, poem or quote that had the number Vint on it, but I didn't had any luck, so I'll share with you a song with some other numbers...

Tres i tres i tres fan nou
Tres i tres i tres fan nou                     Three and three and three make nine
nou i tres fan dotze.                     Nine and three make twelve.
Tres i tres i tres fan nou                     Three and three and three make nine
nou i tres fan dotze.                     Nine and three make twelve.
Dotze i tretze vint-i-cinc                     Twelve and thirteen make twenty-five
ai, ves qui ho diria.                     Who could have guess it.
Dotze i tretze vint-i-cinc                     Twelve and thirteen make twenty-five
ai, ves qui ho diria.                     Who could have guess it.

Dragon Ball Character Name Origins

I know Dragon Ball is not the tv series that everyone is looking right now, but for me is a legend and transports me to my childhood and really good memories, so when I saw this Infographic, with the origin of the name of the Dragon Ball characters, I couldn't resist to share it with you!
Did you know that all the names had an origin? It was something totally new for me!

The source is House of Infographics.

Journal 29 Revelation: Interactive Book Game

Do you like solving puzzles?

Be prepared for the most interactive book you'll see this year, the Journal 29 Revelation... Of course is another Kickstarter project, you know me, at least once a week I find some really cool project I want to share with my followers! This time the price is not high and it will be something really original as a Christmas gift, take my word...

Journal 29 Revelation is a unique book game where you can solve puzzles and submit your answers online to get the keys and move forward in the story. To solve the puzzles, you need to think out of the box. You can write, draw, search,  fold pages, combine different methods and try to get those puzzles right. Journal 29 Revelation is a 152 pages physical book with over 52 puzzles to solve.

This book will make you think outside the box; if you want to finish the adventure you will have to  think outside the box; Write, draw, search,  fold pages, combine and more... Don't tell me you don't find it exciting!

Want a little taste to start you adventure, here is the first puzzle...

I already solved it, and you? ;)