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Signed book giveaway!

Hello 🙂

This giveaway is the international part of my Second Blog Anniversary celebration!. One winner has a chance to win a signed, physical copy of Dead Letter by Marc Kuhn. It is his latest book and is a must read historical fiction with some suspense woven into it. Read my review here.

Dead Letter

Without further ado, rules to fulfill if you wish to enter:

1) Must be a follower of my blog

2) Open internationally. The author will ship this to where ever you live!

3) Must be 18+ or have guardian’s permission if you are a minor

4) Once the winners are announced (in a separate post and on my Facebook page on April 14th), contact me and we will take it further from there. Your details will be passed on to the author. Failure to contact me will result in a new winner being chosen.

If you fulfill all of the above rules, go ahead and enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter form below.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Best of luck!

Love,

Naz 🙂

Book Review : Saving Raine by Frederick Lee Brooke!

Hello!

This is my review of YA dystopian thriller, Saving Raine, the first book of the new Drone Wars series by Frederick Lee Brooke. But first, more about the author :

Frederick

Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and following with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. The first book in Fred’s entirely new series, the Drone Wars, is called Saving Raine and appeared in December 2013.

A resident of Switzerland for the last 20 years, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella!

Book Summary

Saving Raine

It’s 2021. The U.S. has become a near-military state, and drones are present in nearly every aspect of life. Assassinations of prominent Americans are common, interstate travel is ruthlessly restricted, explosions rock cities daily and, worst of all, food is increasingly controlled by a corrupt syndicate of rival militias, keeping the country on the brink of starvation.

After receiving a cryptic message from his father urging him to evacuate his girlfriend, Raine, 19-year-old Matt Carney embarks on a cross-country road trip to California. Between a series of attempted hits by political party thugs, the endless interference of local police, and homeland security Predator drones endlessly raining down missiles on private citizens, however, Matt faces more deadly obstacles than he ever imagined possible. And here he thought Raine was the only one in mortal danger.

As he attempts to stay alive during his journey westward, Matt is joined by his stepbrother Benjy, and together they learn that their father is a leader of the terrorist group March22, a fact that does little to comfort Matt as he simply tries to survive the myriad attacks on him from the government, local law enforcement, and terrorist groups. As they travel further across the country, Matt and Benjy learn how March22 intends to fight back against the epidemic of corruption and violence that now festers in the U.S. government-a fight that might change the face of the country forever.

Can two ordinary boys in a blue Ford pickup outrun missiles launched from Predator drones? Can March22 outsmart homeland security and the U.S. government to help Matt accomplish his mission?

And, most of all-can Matt and Benjy arrive in time to save Raine?

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My review

I absolutely loved reading Collateral Damage (of the Anne Ogden series) by Frederick. So when he contacted me asking if I would like to have a copy of Saving Raine, two months before it got released, I jumped!. It is the first book of the Drone Wars series.

The book cover is apt for the story line. The title Saving Raine is all about Matt’s cross country road trip to save his girlfriend, Raine. The drones shown in the background play a crucial role in this story.

The introduction to Matt’s family background, is really detailed. It sets a nice pace in the beginning. The author’s writing captures the very essence of each situation, makes you want to hang onto every word of his. You feel exactly what Matt feels. The turmoil that he goes through is very much real. His step mother drives him mad, but she drives you mad too!.

The one thing that really has impressed me is the presence of drones. Every one has a drone of their own. That’s how the author sees year 2021 to be. The police drones are really amazing. It flies upto people, scans their retinas and immediately gets info on that person. How futuristic is that!. Also, drones projects voice too (to use them as your mouth piece, like a mic). The ideas that the author came up with is very creative and believable in a futuristic world.

There is a whole lot of side plots too. You follow Ike and Tranny (who are characters out of Doing Max Vinyl (book one of the Anne Ogden series)) and get to know more about them. There is this character called Peaches who does some sermons spreading peace. I found it to be captivating and sending a powerful message. There are many other too. I love the way it all links together.

I wish the spark between Matt and Raine was portrayed a bit more intensely. However, the way the story goes, I feel that that will be covered in book number two. I just can’t wait to read it!

All in all, a great book!. I give this book 5 stars which by Goodreads standards mean ‘it was amazing!’.

Links to Saving Raine

Amazon ~ Goodreads

Would you like to review this book?

Click here if you wish to review this book. The first 50 people to sign up, will be provided a copy of this book in the format of their choice, provided that you review it on your blog by Mar 15th, 2014.

Wanna win an autographed book?

If you are a US resident then you are in on some luck!. Click here if you wish to win an autographed physical book of Saving Raine. You need a Goodreads profile to enter. Giveaway ends on Apr 15th, 2014!. Hurry 🙂

Source : I received a complimentary ebook copy of Saving Raine from the author, for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Love,

Naz 🙂

New Year Giveaway 2 – International! (Closed)

Hi all!

I am so excited today to announce an international books giveaway!!. I would like to specially thank author Theresa McClinton and Author Marc Kuhn for cooperating with me on this giveaway and offering me amazing prizes from their side!. You both are so awesome <3.

There are two winners in this giveaway. The prizes are :

  • 1st prizeA signed, physical copy of Marc Kuhn’s latest book, Dead Letter!. I just reviewed this book. It’s a must read historical fiction with some suspense woven into it <3
  • 2nd prizeAn ebook copy of Theresa McClinton’s latest book, Lights of Aurora. The winner can choose any digital format. I reviewed this book last month too. I absolutely loved it!

book giveaway

Without further ado, rules to fulfill if you wish to enter:

1) Must be a follower of my blog.

2) Open worldwide!

3) Must be 18+ or have guardian’s permission if you are a minor.

4) Once the winners are announced (by Jan 3rd, in a separate post), contact me and we will take it further from there. Your details will be passed to the authors.

5) Duplicate entries from the same IP address, using different emails, are not allowed. No cheating. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED.

If you fulfill all of the above rules, go ahead and enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter form below (Click it. It opens in a separate window). You can log into the form by using Facebook or your name and email:

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NOTE: There is only ONE mandatory entry to enter this giveaway. You must be a follower of my blog because my giveaways are a ‘Thank You’ to you guys!. Every other entry is optional. However, the more entries you fulfill the higher your chances are of winning!. You can get a total of 40 entries plus more if you do the daily entries. You have a month’s time so you don’t have to fill up the whole form in one go. Come back again and fill up when you are free 🙂

My friend Sally Gray is helping me out to promote this giveaway. As a thank you to her, I will be asking you to follow her blog and her Facebook page, Giveaways Galore. You will find the links in the Rafflecopter form. She hosts upto 15 giveaways on her blog per month!. She is a sweetie and you will love getting to know her.

The giveaway will end on Jan 1st. Winner will be randomly picked. By Jan 3rd, I will put up a separate post announcing the winner. Once you see your name announced, you will have to contact me by email. I wont be contacting the winner simply because you will be receiving my announcement post right in your inbox, yeah (coz you follow me by email!)? 🙂

FINE PRINT

I take giveaways very seriously and check through every entry. Infact, that is why I switched to Rafflecopter so that it’s easier for you to enter and easier for me to track all entries. So if I find that you claimed to have done an entry that you really didn’t, you are automatically disqualified from the giveaway. If you are here only for the giveaway and are thinking of unfollowing me once the giveaway is over, please don’t bother!. You are wasting your time.

Sorry for the little rant there :P. But I have found several people cheating on my previous giveaways and it’s just not fair to the people who are honestly entering.

Goodluck all!

Love,

Naz 🙂