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Fitbit for Weight Loss: The Comprehensive Guide to Using the Fitbit for Weight Loss (weight loss, weight loss tips, weight loss motivation, obesity, obesity epidemic)
Fitbit for Weight Loss: The Comprehensive Guide to Using the Fitbit for Weight Loss (weight loss, weight loss tips, weight loss motivation, obesity, obesity epidemic)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Useless, 6 Mar. 2015
It explains what each fitbit does, but nothing more than what can be found for free online. Not with purchasing.

The Legacy Human (Singularity #1): Volume 1 (Singularity Series)
The Legacy Human (Singularity #1): Volume 1 (Singularity Series)
by Susan Kaye Quinn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic First in the Series, 1 Mar. 2015
I received this book as an ARC from the lovely Susan Kaye Quinn in exchange for an honest review, this has in no way altered my thoughts on the book and the review that is to follow.

The Legacy Human releases on March 2nd and will be the first in a 6 book, YA Science Fiction series.

What do you do when everything you want and your families lives rest in the results of a game made for the entertainment of the Ascenders, where the only thing that matters is to win. What happens when everything you thought about the Ascenders and the Legacies changes and you're left wondering who you are and if you are even going to live. This is Elijah Brighton's Journey in this epic novel and the first in the series.

What stood out to me, before I even started reading the novel was the cover. It seemed like the perfect cover for a YA Science Fiction novel and it's obvious just from the cover what genre the book covers. That thought never changed throughout reading the book. It only made it fit more with the book, the boy in the background and the wisps and lines surrounding him is the perfect fit to give the reader pull into the book.

Eli is a legacy human, meaning his genetic code isn't altered and he wants to become an Ascender, which is essentially half human and half machine. The games that he enters are to give those who win a chance at becoming an Ascender themselves, which is what Eli has always dreamed about becoming.

The novel starts great, it captures your attention right away and the writing flows well, making it very easy to read and get lost in straight away, for adults and young adults alike. It contains some crucial information at the beginning of what it means to be a Legacy Human and an Ascender, but not too much that it overwhelms you at all. You don't get bogged down with Science Fiction jargon and it makes for a good first chapter and the perfect start to the story. It doesn't take long to get into the story and start getting to know Eli and little things start to happen gradually to make you want to read on.

Eli is a young boy, he's a great character who loves art and is doing his best for himself and his mother. He's trying to do everything he can and make money with his art to help his mother. His friend Cy helps out a lot too and at the beginning of the story Cy is the strongest character in my opinion. Eli has a lot to learn about certain aspects of the world they are inhabiting and himself. He seems rather naïve at first, but he quickly starts to see things for what they are adapts well throughout the novel and by the end, he isn't the same boy he starts off as. It was a fantastic character development, which happened slowly at first, then all at once as the games come to a close.

Cy is a strong character, he helps Eli a lot and his the backbone of the whole thing at first. Eli can't do this without him and relies on him. Cy changes too and for the better. He is a softer character by the end of it and he realizes that he can safely take a step back and not be quick to become the muscles of the group and Eli can actually help out just as much in the situation they find themselves in.

Both characters are great and likable in their own way. The story only helps with their likability, they are well-rounded, three-dimensional characters that improve in their own ways as the story progresses.

The plot itself was a fantastic idea to a story and one that I can see being a great and addictive series to read. Susan Kaye Quinn has a way of dragging you into the story and keeping you there, and giving you the perfect amount of information throughout at the same time as keeping the story going and the intensity and suspense climbing throughout. It leaves you breathless and your mind reeling. She knows when to amp up the suspense and when to calm it down a little too, without it slumping in the middle like a lot of books tend to do. The ending of the book was perfect for a series novel. Everything you needed to know by the end of it was wrapped up well, but it also leaves you wanting more. I can't wait to read more about Eli's story, but at the same time, I'm satisfied that the majority of the questions I had when reading, were answered well. Leaving just one burning question. What happens next?

Overall a fantastic first in the series that does everything a novel should do, with the plot, setting and character development working well with each other to create a great book that only leaves the one question you expect to have at the end of the first in the series. What happens next?

A 5 star book for adults and young adults alike. A must read and a great start to the series.

Dulwich Designs 'Heritage' Soft Padded Premium Leather A6 Refillable Notebook, Chestnut Brown
Dulwich Designs 'Heritage' Soft Padded Premium Leather A6 Refillable Notebook, Chestnut Brown
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Price: £8.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 12 Feb. 2015
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Fantastic Quality and the perfect, refillable notebook case. Perfect size for your handbag

WIPE - Part 2 (A Post-Apocalyptic Story)
WIPE - Part 2 (A Post-Apocalyptic Story)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 9 Feb. 2015
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What would you do if your whole world seemed to fall apart? Fight for your beliefs, or fall into line with everyone else. This is Maze and Will's choice in this epic second part to Wipe by Joseph Turkot. Will continues on the journey he left us with at the end of Part 1. Will both Will and Maze make it to their destination and what will they have to overcome to get there?

This part, for me, flowed so much better than part 1. This part contains some intense, well written action scenes that are executed perfectly. It's just the right amount of action in each scene that increase in intensity throughout each individual scene, as well as Part 2 as a whole. There is just enough of them to keep the story interesting and pushing you to want to carry on reading. It makes it very difficult to put down.

Both characters change immensely in this story. I particularly liked how much Will changed for the better and so quickly into this part too. He is stronger, more determined and not as inclined to just sit back and follow Maze or let her get them out of any situation they get themselves into.

This is fantastic and was well worth the long wait to read it. Looking forward to what else is in store for Will and Maze. I honestly couldn't find anything in this story that I didn't like and it is only right that I award this book a 5 star rating.

The Atopia Chronicles (Atopia Series Book 1)
The Atopia Chronicles (Atopia Series Book 1)
Price: £3.49

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2.0 out of 5 stars Atopia, 24 Jan. 2015
The Atopia Chronicles is the first in a two book series. It's a Science Fiction novel and it is set in a floating land, that man made for the rich. It's a land where electronics are advanced and people have their own PSSI systems installed. It's like a holigraphic image that can do just about everything. You can send images of yourself to different places, basically enabling you to be where you need to be, leaving you and your physical self, to do what you want to do. You see news that you can set to only the types you want to hear about, you play games where it installs a copy of yourself into the game making it seem like you are actually there and playing in real time. You can have PSSI holographic babies, making it possible to see what it would be like having a child, without the responsibility that comes with having a human child so that you can see if you are ready for it and so much more. It's quite complicated and something you really need to read in the book as you go along.

My feelings on this book changed as I went through it, leaving me in the end not knowing how to truly rate this story properly and give it justice when I was writing my review. There were so many thoughts and one book that I was glad that I had wrote numerous notes on as I went along.

The novel is wrote in short chapters, which jump between people. You can have one character in one chapter and then you can jump to another character in the next and that's the way it is all the way though the book. It gives you a glimpse of each character and what's happening in their lives at that moment in time. The more you read, the more you find each person's stories integrating with each other, this is where the first problem lies for me, which I will discuss a in a short while. There is complicated descriptions of the PSSI system, which I can see is needed to some extent to give the reader proper understanding of the PSSI system, but for me that's where another problem lies.

The problems with the books are the overly complicated descriptions that seem to repeat themselves as you read, which left me speed reading through them to get to something interesting. I found myself zoning out when reading the descriptions and it was hard for me to focus on reading and not get distracted by something else. The short glimpses of each character, swapping and changing all the time left me not getting to know the main characters enough to care about them at all or even get to know them. I seemed to get to know and care about the characters that only featured briefly in the story more than I did the others. I felt like there wasn't enough work done on making fully diverse and interesting characters and developing them properly so I wasn't interested in them at all. I didn't care what happened to them and for me, that's a let down. With so much going on and so much empasis on the PSSI system and getting to know that, some interest in the character's would have made the story so much more interesting for me to read. The final problem I found was the repetitveness. You read along and read about the PSSI and some plot related stuff in one person's viewpoint and later on you seem to read about the same stuff again in someone elses viewpoint in as much detail as this first time you read it. It left me skimming through those parts too and wondering why I was reading something that I had already read before. I can't see the reason for the amount of repetiveness there was throughout the whole of the book, even if they were in someone elses viewpoint. When I already know what happens in that scene. It could have been removed or written differently so that it didn't seem so repetitive. It's the main reason why I wanted to put the book down and not finish reading it so many times. I persevered anyway and it left me wondering why I even bothered when I got to the end. The book is basically just a long winded way to set the scene and get to know Atopia and the PSSI system. I was also unsure if I wanted to continue on to read The Dystopia Chronicles too or in fact, any other things from this author at all.

I liked and commend the authors work in writing this book. If you can look past the repetition, it wasn't a badly written book, just badly set out. I can appreciate the amount of time, effort and work that was involved in writing a book like this. The plot itself is really interesting and that's what made me read more. The technology that they used was interesting to read for a while and get to know what possibilities it has, even though it obviously has it's flaws too.

If you are a fan of Science Fiction novels and revel in the complicated descriptions of the advanced future technology then this book is one for you.

I am rating this book 2 1/2 stars out of 5. I was so unsure on the best way to rate this book and I don't usually rate a book with a half of a star, but I felt it fitted perfectly with this book. The problems with the book for me, were too great when all looked at together to give this book a full 3 stars, but the two stars seemed too harsh considering I finished the book and the amount of work the author has done to make this book what it is.

Doing Daisy (The Mommy Porn Chronicles Book 3)
Doing Daisy (The Mommy Porn Chronicles Book 3)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Another great short story, 24 Jan. 2015
As with the first two books in the series, Sating Sarah and Mastering Mary this short, erotic romance is more about Daisy's story than the sex. Of course, sex is involved from the beginning and it is therefore only appropriate for adults. However, it was good being able to read Daisy's story. I enjoyed reading about her and getting to know her.

I actually felt kind of sorry for her, going through so much, it's no wonder she kept her distance from men.

Overall the story is short and simple with plenty of sex thrown in and as with the other two stories, the girl gets the man in the end. It isn't about whether the girl will get the man though, it's about how and learning about the girls story but also about the man's too.

IF you are looking for a short, erotic romance it's a great series to read. It's not essential to read them in order, but it is preferable because you get to know the group as a whole as you read through too.

This book is available through Kindle Unlimited, which is where I read it from, it's also available for a small fee to read individually and the first three books are all available in one handy package so that you can read all about Sarah, Mary and Daisy in one book.

A good little story that's more than just about the sex and one that I would recommend for those who like a bit of story with their erotica books.

Floor Four
Floor Four
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3.0 out of 5 stars Floor Four, 18 Jan. 2015
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Floor four is a short, horror story about a serial killer who kills people in a brutal way and continues to do so, even after his death. The hospital he haunts is a favorite place for children and teenagers to venture into in their attempt to see if the fourth floor is indeed haunted like the stories say it is.

I enjoyed this book as I was reading, the story itself reminded me of a film I'd possibly seen in the past that I couldn't put a name too and a few other stories I have read in the past too. I feel like the author has used these things, like calling the serial killer The Mangler to try and get more people to read the story and to try and make it more interesting to read. Overall, it wasn't too badly written, it really made me want to read more despite the similarities to other stories.

The characters needed more work, I didn't find them believable, I felt like more work could have gone into making them into more well rounded characters. The ending needs more work to it as well. I felt it ended abruptly. I was waiting for an horror filled climax that would leave me thinking about it and struggling to sleep. What I actually got was an abrupt, anticlimactic ending that felt to me like it was missing something and that it was cut short just shy of the actual ending It could have been such a great little short story, but with the one dimensional characters, the repetitiveness in places and the sometimes overwhelming similarities to other stories I've read it failed to get more than a three star review.

If you want a fast read, short story from the horror genre and are looking for a free book too, then pick it up. Being a free book you haven't got much to lose only your time if you don't like the book. It isn't very horror filled either for those who don't like their books to be too frightening.

Indebted (A Kingpin Love Affair Book 1)
Indebted (A Kingpin Love Affair Book 1)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 31 Dec. 2014
I really enjoyed this book, it contains adult themes that I was sure we're going to be the forefront of the whole story, but they weren't. The story itself is a dark twisted tale of revenge, hate, lies and deceit. Just when you feel like the love story is taking over and its going to be another erotic novel with no feeling, the story comes back to bite you. It reminds you that it's there and it increases with intensity as you read, ending with a massive cliffanger that will leave you begging for more.

Zerro is cold, heartless, ruthless killer. A shell of a man who's killed hundreds of people in his life as a mafia boss. Alberto King is a killer, that's what he does, he lets nobody into his life and will look anybody who defies him out gets in his way. That starts to change when he gets a girl as payment for his father's debt and he can't help but wasn't her body. She changes everything and they both change throughout the book. I even started to like Zerro for a while, I could see the man that he could be if he tried.

The cliffanger does spoil it slightly, it's so huge that it's hard to to just let it go and go on to read other books in the wait to read the second in the series. An erotic thriller that leaves to breathless and wanting more.

Mastering Mary (The Mommy Porn Chronicles Book 2)
Mastering Mary (The Mommy Porn Chronicles Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hot, 23 Dec. 2014
Mary is a divorced, single mother who has a very regimented life. She does things by routine and doesn't like to stray from that routine and lose control. Two members of her book club set her up to meet them at a club, which turned out to be a guy that she met when she was young. She had always wanted him, but times weren't right back then and she has fantasied about him ever since.

The story itself had me hooked. I wanted to know more about him and Mary and the book was enjoyable for the story alone. When I first opened this book I thought, "Oh here we go, another single woman meets single man who go away and have mind blowing sex." It isn't was this was about though. The story is what had me wanting more. Yes, this book contains descriptions of sex and it's a very hot, adult book. One that fans of erotic fiction are sure to like.

The only thing that let this book down is the small chapter that seemed to forget she was called Mary and called her Sarah instead and that the story wasn't long enough.

Sating Sarah (The Mommy Porn Chronicles Book 1)
Sating Sarah (The Mommy Porn Chronicles Book 1)
Price: £0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Short but great., 20 Dec. 2014
This short book is not for people who don't like erotic, adult fiction. It contains descriptions of bdsm and sex throughout.

Sarah is a member of a small group of women who call thrmselves the Mommy Porn Group because they read thst type of fiction and have detailed discussions about them. Sarah finds herself very aroused because of these books and lookd forward to reading then in the evenings on her Kindle. She goes to bed one evening to find her Kindle gone and her husband holding it. He's been reading some of what his wife has bern reading and vows to spend the whole week in a sort of extended forplay session in an attempt to revitalise their sex lives.

I liked the fact that it is about husband and wife, its refreshing to see as most of the books I've read in this genre are ususlly single people looking for their next lay and their is never really any story involved. You do get some insight into Sarah here and a hint at a story at the beginning rather than jumping headfirst into the sex and there being nothing else. The problems with the book are the use of the terms husband and wife all the time. i feel like the author could have a given them pet names at least as it felt a little too formal and unrealistic because of this.

A short, hot erotic story that is sure to make you want to read more from this series and this author. For fans of erotic stories and adult fiction.

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