Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tiger Stripes

 

 

Memoir, Nonfiction, Mental Health

Date Published: April, 12th, 2021

Publisher: Hurn Publications



Four psychiatric wards

Three rehabs

Two jail cells

And a suicide attempt…

Hannah was told she would not make it to 25 with the way she was living. She had struggled with mental illness her entire life, but at 22 her demons came to a head at the grips of severe substance abuse, life-changing trauma, and two major deaths in her life.

Hannah’s struggles land her places no one ever hopes to grace; jail and psych wards lead her to the brink of death. Running out of options she’s left with two choices: live or die. This heart-wrenching memoir combines recovery with bittersweet romance told in a raw presentation that immerses the reader into the author’s dark state-of-mind in every page.

Tiger Stripes is going to add a valuable voice to the conversation about women’s mental health issues.

My review...

This is unsettling. I think it’s supposed to be. It most certainly describes the life of an unsettled human being. Unsettled or lost? Maybe both. I am sure Hannah felt that way many times. Although the substance of this book might have been difficult to read, the writing style, the book itself, was not. After completing this book, I went back to page one and reread the first paragraph of every chapter. I think the struggle and a picture of her life was even more visible. I am not suggesting you scan. You could never get the full feel of this story without reading the whole book.

This is Hannah Renae’s first book. I hope it will be the last autobiography on codependence or at least that she has no problems as such anymore. Maybe she should continue to write and help people feel.

Skunk Train

 

 

Crime Thriller

Publisher: Down & Out Books



On sale for $.99

Starting in the Humboldt wilds and ending on the Skid Row of Los Angeles, Skunk Train follows two teenagers, Kyle and Lizzie, who stumble upon stolen drug money and set off to find Kyle’s father, a Hollywood director he’s never met, with drug dealers, dirty cops, and the Mexican mob on their heels.

Kyle Gill, fifteen, lives with his older cousin, Deke, in the backwater Northern California town of Dormundt. Kyle has been cutting class for the past three weeks. When Kyle returns home one afternoon, he discovers Deke and his business partner, Jimmy, are holding one hundred pounds of marijuana, which they discovered abandoned at their dealer’s house. Knowing people will soon come looking for the dope, Deke and Jimmy set up a quick deal at the Skunk Train Inn, a skeezy roadside motel, but the buyers turn out to be dirty cops. In the ensuing melee, Deke is killed, Jimmy escapes, and the dirty cops flee. Kyle takes off in Jimmy’s truck with the money that was transferred before the shootout...

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

How-to-Buy-A-House-Blitz

 

 


Vital Real Estate Strategy for the First Time Home Buyer

Non-Fiction, Self-Help, How-to, Home Buying

Published: March 2021

Publisher: 800 Muses



Want to buy a house but don’t have a down payment and think you can’t qualify? Keep reading!

You’re not alone, and it’s not hopeless. Yes, rent keeps going up, making it difficult to save. And even though interest rates are great, housing prices keep ratcheting upward, moving further out of reach. And maybe your credit score could be better. It may feel like there’s a big clock ticking double-time and you’re starting to wonder if you’ll ever be able to afford your own home. But you don’t want to be shut out of the market. The best time to buy a house? Yesterday. Second best? Today. You need to take the right steps right now to get in the game...

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Coach's Wife

 



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Barbara Casey will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The Cinderella Coyotes of State University are in the Final Four, poised to win the NCAA National Championship in basketball—the culmination of March Madness. For Marla Conners, she's proud of her husband Neal, and his achievement of coaching a collegiate team to the pinnacle of his career and the ultimate victory for his team. Yet, Marla's idyllic life is about to be viciously attacked and torn apart by a different madness—her husband's reputation ruined, a university disgraced, and she finds herself on trial accused of first-degree murder.

The Coach’s Wife is rife with spine-tingling suspense, conspiracy, deceit, and murder, sizzling and seductive passion, right down to the last second buzzer-beating heroics. This is also a candid and vivid behind-the-scenes portrait of Division One college basketball, university politics, money and corruption, and all the lives that are blessed and ruined by it all.


My Review...

A lot going on in this book. I’m not sure whether to call the genre, crime, suspense, drama, etc. Even though I’ve listed a lot of elements, there wasn’t one thing confusing in this book. It’s intense. If you know basketball, you’ll know that part is real drama anyway:)

I love basketball so I loved reading the hype and what I’ll call familiar scenery. It was almost as if the Final Four was going on during the whole book. But there’s a Peyton Place going on right around the basketball so don’t think there isn’t something here for everyone. I enjoyed the read.

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