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Sundays in Bed With…#8

weekly meme hosted by

Ginger > This morning I have been tackling the book Blue Monday by Nicci French.

I say tackling because from page 1 the book hasn’t been as exciting and drama filled as other French books I have read previously.

The blurb tells a great plot but the book is really not living up to its name.

Blurb: Five-year-old Matthew Faraday is abducted. His face is splashed across newspaper front pages. His parents and the police are desperate. Can anyone help find the little boy before it is too late? Psychotherapist Frieda klein just might know something. One of her patients describes dreams of seizing a boy who is the spitting image of Matthew. Convinced at first the police will dismiss her fears out of hand, Freida reluctantly finds herself drawn into the heart of the case. A previous abduction, from twenty years ago, suggests a new lead – one that only Frieda, an expert on the minds of disturbed individuals can uncover. Struggling to make sense of this terrifying investigation, Frieda will face her darkest fears in the hunt for a clever and brutal killer…

Specs > This morning Specs has been reading a novella called Plugged in by Steven Atwood

This ebook is approx 80 (kindle) pages long and is available on Amazon for free!

Description from Amazon:  The excitement of being a mercenary turns into more than newly retired US Special Forces operative David Jackson expected. An old friend called him about a great opportunity to get back into the fray for a lot of money. He immediately “enlisted” in Peter Gaun’s mercenary group to train and equip the new European Union Army. They soon discover that the EU plans to use bio-implants to enhance their Soldier’s abilities. As condition of employment, David agrees to have the implant installed in his neck. During the operation, he notices that chip is doing more to him than simply increasing his reflexes and sharpening his aim. What is the real purpose of the implants? Once he learns the truth, can he save himself and his friends?

Today was a double Sunday in bed with. Look out for our reviews of these books sometime this week!

Specs & Ginger x

P.S you may have noticed there was no stacking the shelves post this week – sorry about this but things will be back to normal with this meme next week 🙂


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A house in the clouds

A house in the clouds: A short story by R.M.Duchene






Date Finished: 18/11/12

Pages: 21

Currently free on Amazon UK

I heard about this ebook on goodreads, and it looked like it could do with some reviews. With it being really short I thought I would give it a go whilst cooking sunday dinner 🙂

It took me less than 15 mins to read, if that.

Full of love, loss and decisions from start to finish, I enjoyed this fast read.

The ending could be improved slightly so that it is made a bit more thought provoking/meaningful because to be honest I did infact giggle at the end.

However I did think the ending was a good concept, I just think it could have been described better.

Overall I give this coffee break ebook…




Ginger x

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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, fiction, Uncategorized


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A message for me


A message for me by Rowan Scot-Ryder

Date finished; 16/11/2012

Pages: approx 999 words

After reading Crossroads by Rowan, I then decided to look for another of his work to compare.

Rowan writes so well and when I read his work I can picture every moment.

This short piece is poetic and very moving.

Can’t say much about the plot as it is such a short read it will give too much away.

Takes less than 10 mins to read so just go ahead!

Available for free download here at Smashwords


Ginger x

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Posted by on November 17, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Books, fiction


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Stacking the Shelves…#2

the popular Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

Here are a few books we have received since our last posting: 

A message for me and Amnesia are both available for free on smashwords and are both short reads.

Look out for our reviews of these gems soon.

Specs & Ginger x


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Crossroads by Rowan Scot-Ryder






Available for free at smashwords!

Date Finished: 16/11/2012

Pages: approx 1737 words

Sam travels back to the 1930’s and has 7 years to make his mark on the world.

I had hope of this being a really good novella but the ending was so mediocre that it disappointed.

Rowan Scot-Ryder writes very well, however, and therefore I will keep an eye out for more of his work regardless.


Ginger x


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Posted by on November 17, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Books, fiction


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The Turtle Boy

The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke

Date Finished: 3/8/12

Pages: 97

Downloaded this short YA ebook rom Amazon after browsing for something light to read. After reading some of the good Amazon reviews, I decided why not. The Turtle Boy is the first in a series about Timmy Quinn and is written in the third person. The book focuses Timmy, the myths surrounding a nearby pond and the secrets behind Darryl, a boy Timmy discovered there. When it came to the ending I actually said OMG aloud and had to explain to Specs what that was all about 🙂

Full of twists and turns this ghost story will keep you interested and wanting to discover more – I now need to read the next book in the series 😀

Now go read it!!

Reviewed by Ginger 2012

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Posted by on September 4, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Uncategorized


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Sunday’s in Bed with…#1


Sunday’s in bed with … is a meme hosted by Midnight Book Girl.

Here Ginger will tell you what book she is in bed with every Sunday morning.

It’s 7.20am here and while Specs’ is catching up with last nights events of the football *yawn* , I decided to read a bit of a YA Ebook I downloaded last night for free.


The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke

What attracted me to download this book was it being a short, award winning YA book. At the moment I am 30% through and enjoying it so far.
This is what is happening so far – main character Timmy and his friend Peter have come across a strange looking boy by a pond where big turtles are said to inhabit. The boy calls himself Darryl and appears to be attempting to feed the ‘turtles’ with his sore looking toe.

Going to get back to reading now, want to discover the truth behind the myths!

Going to get back to reading now!

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Posted by on September 2, 2012 in Book Reviews, Books, Uncategorized


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