Saturday, March 26, 2016

Foolproof by A.J. Lape Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway}

Title:  Foolproof
Author:  A.J. Lape
Series:  The Darcy Walker Series, Book 5
Genre:  YA Mystery, Humor & Comedy
Cover Designer:  ’68 Zombie Comics
Release Date:  March 15, 2016
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Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in a murder.

Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.

In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end.

Can she find her zen and unmask the real murderer? Or get used to a life of prison orange?
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My review will be a little late. I'm currently in the process of reading it, but today is my birthday, so I might not put my review up until way later or tomorrow at some time. In the meantime you should read my reviews of the other books in the series. My review of Defcon Darcy is brand new!

 Welcome to Darcyville 
The Amazon bestselling Darcy Walker Series has been compared to Veronica Mars meets Stephanie Plum meets The Black List. All novels are written as stand-alone novels, but a backstory is woven into each book. Reading order is Grade A Stupid, No Brainer, 100 Proof Stud, DEFCON Darcy & Foolproof.

Clean mature YA series for ages 13 and up due to graphic crime scenes.

Book 1

You can read my review of book 1 HERE
Book 2
Available HERE

You can read my review of book 2 HERE
Book 3
Available HERE

You can read my review of Book 3 HERE
 Book 4
Available HERE

My Review

It’s a typical day in Darcyville when a dead body lands in front of her. She and her friends are dancing away at Club Need when the wall deteriorates and a body falls right in front of Darcy and Dylan. This can only mean on thing, Darcy is going to find out how it happened and who did it. One of her contacts pleads with her to let this one go but she can’t. This leads her down a dangerous path and she might not make it back. Through her cunning and cleverness, she gets the girls name and a clue that she might have been trying to spy on an underground fight club.

Let the fight begin!


OMG A.J. does it again with another awesome book. I don’t know how she does it but they keep getting better and better. This is by far my favorite out of all the books…as of right now. I’ve yet to read Foolproof yet. This book had me from the start and didn’t let go. You’d think it was going to go one way but it didn’t. I like surprises. There was a little foreshadowing but my mind was like Nah let it go. Listen to your instincts people! LoL Darcy is a hoot like always and she always seems to find trouble. She can’t help it, she is a magnet. She also has become a magnet for guy, like whoa! Gorgeous guys galore!!!!! *drools* Clean up on aisle 5! So let’s get away from that topic for a minute and talk about some stuff that happened in the book. Underground fight clubs have always been interesting to me. I like it has to do with some movies that I watched. This particular underground fight club is not what I had in mind. That was some scary stuff and I cried multiple times. So dang heartbreaking and I found my self praying for Darcy and her companion. Darcy is one heck of a girl and I’m determined that she can withstand anything. She does crack a little but she has support. She always picks her self up though and is a better person because of it. There is some tension between Darcy and Dylan but their love for one another is a fiery passion that no one can smother. They are HAWT HAWT HAWT. There is one person in the book that has surpassed my love for Dylan *GASP* I know, I know. It was unexpected but I think Dylan will drag me back in the next books, but Ben has found a place in my heart. Oh my goodness. He is so strong and and and Words can not describe how I feel about him. The things he did in the book just made me cry for him and cheer for him at the same time. My goodness he is so freaking dream worthy. I wonder what will happen to him in the next book. I know Darcy will find herself in another mess but what kind I’m not sure. I just know that it will be a rollercoaster ride that I’ll love.

Overall: This book packs a huge Punch ;) It has an underground fight club, a dead body, a mystery, and of course, Darcy. What more could you want? This is the best book A.J. has written so far and I highly recommend you start this series. You will not be disappointed, ever!

P.s. This book made me ugly cry. *sniff* 

5 STARS!!!



A.J. Lape is the author of the Darcy Walker Series which has stayed on Amazon's teen's mysteries and thrillers bestseller's lists since its debut in 2012. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola--plus a lifelong love affair with bacon she has no plans to sever.

A graduate of Morehead State University with a Master's degree in Communications, she's a PI wannabe and recently joined the Citizen's Police Academy in her hometown but daily stops crime and kills bad people through the fictional ADHD character of Darcy Walker.

If the FBI ever checks her computer, she'll be wearing prison-orange due to the graphic and disgusting "wiki" articles she looks up...all in the name of career research, of course.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Foolproof by A.J. Lape Release Day!!!!!!

Title:  Foolproof
Author:  A.J. Lape
Series:  The Darcy Walker Series, Book 5
Genre:  YA Mystery, Humor & Comedy
Cover Designer:  ’68 Zombie Comics
Release Date:  March 15, 2016
 Add to Goodreads TBR
Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in a murder.

Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.

In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end.

Can she find her zen and unmask the real murderer? Or get used to a life of prison orange?
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

{Review} Big Cat by Ethan Long


Geisel-medalist Ethan Long s newest easy reader is for true beginners, offering laughs, a lovable and patient cat, and the simplest vocabulary possible. Two rowdy siblings love playing with their oversized kitty. They wake him up from a nap so he can fly and dance around the room while being smothered with hugs. But as Big Cat endures his final humiliation being dressed in a wig, hat, and high heels it s apparent that despite the discomfort, Big Cat loves his family. Long s long-suffering, big-bellied, feline is sure to charm readers. His understated text and hilarious characters with looney expressions will have readers rolling on the ground."

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26516171-big-cat


 My Review:

 Big Cat was so adorable. I read it with my nephew, he is in kindergarten. The publisher website said the book is for ages 4-8. It was perfect for a kindergartener . There was only one word that he had trouble with and that was the word Dance. He really didn’t try to sound it out, though. He told me he didn’t like the Big Cat, not the book but the cat pictures. He is not a cat lover like I am. I loved all the pictures. I am a die-hard cat lover and I couldn't resist getting this book. It shows how loving and calm cats can be when there is a little one around. They will put up with just about anything. Lol The illustrations were so cute and if a little one can’t read they can look at the pictures to find out what is going on. I am also in school to become a teacher right now and I will definitely have this book in my classroom.

5 Stars!





 About the Author: Ethan Long is a popular, award-winning and internationally recognized children's book author and illustrator with over 70 children's books, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award and an Emmy-nominated television series to his credit. Just about all of his awake time is spent writing stories, drawing pictures and spending time with his family. Since graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design in 1991, Ethan has never stopped evolving, challenging his creative approach with each new project while constantly honing his instantly identifiable style. Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, his childhood memories serve as inspiration for many of his drawings and stories. He currently lives with his wife and three children in beautiful Orlando, Florida, USA and flip flops seamlessly between being a world famous children's book author and a stay-at-home dad.







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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Hunter's Moon by Beth Trissel Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway}







Series: The Secret Warrior #1
Release date: December 14th 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she's hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers. 

Then a very cute guy who handles a bow like Robin Hood emerges from the woods and takes them to safety at his fortress-like home.

And that's just the first sign that Morgan and her brother have entered a hidden world filled with secrets...



My Review  




Morgan and her brother Jimmy are on the run from the Panteras. Everywhere they go they are always there. Desperate, they take their aunts advice and go to the mountains. Before they reach their destination the Panteras catch up. Stranger still is that they get rescued by wolves, and then a cute guy shows up offering protection. Next thing she knows her and her brother are staying with these stranger that say she is linked to a prophecy.

Morgan is about to find out she has a lot more to worry about than the Panteras.

The Hunter’s Moon was a short but good read. It was a little slow at times for me and I kept putting it down. There were a lot of good moments though and that kept me coming back. This book is the start of the series and I know that the second one is going to be tons better. One thing that bothered me was Morgan is 16 years old but I kept thinking she was older, maybe that’s what the author wanted us to think. I guess she did have to grow up fast to protect herself and her brother. Morgan gets the shock of her life when she finds out about the things that go bump in the night and that she is part of a prophecy. The ending of this book was great! I loved how it ended and it promising for awesome things in the next book. The second one is going to be more action packed bc I think that they will finally have a show down. I’d like to meet the lizard lady and her daughters as well. That seems like it’s going to play an important part in the next book or books. Can’t wait to read it!


Overall The Hunter’s Moon is packed with sexy wolves, murderous panthers, and a prophecy that has been in the making for centuries.

Quote: "In every bad thing, there is something to cherish. "








ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles, and nonfiction about gardening, herbal lore, and country life.




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