New Adult

**BLOG TOUR** “Ghost Owl” by Nancy Schoellkopf

Ghost OwlGhost Owl by Nancy Schoellkopf

Category: Adult Fiction, 181 pages
Genre: Literary / Women’s Fiction with magical realism
Publisher: Butterfly Tree Publishing
Release date: October 2017
Tour dates: Nov 20 to Dec 8, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (There are a few non-explicit sex scenes)

Book Description:
Ghost Owl is a magical story of discovery, as a young woman seeks to understand her potential and confront her own shadow. Mariah Easter wakes up in the middle of the night to discover the world is as bright as noon—but for her eyes only. Urged by her godfather, she embarks on a mission to peer into the dark spaces normally hidden from view, leading her to confront the sinister nature of power, the vulnerability of the ill, and the hidden life of a homeless man: a journey that will bring healing to herself and the man she loves.

This compelling and inspirational tale, the third installment of the Avian Series, invites the reader to ponder the extraordinary treasures hidden in the ordinary events of daily life. (more…)

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Why You Should Have an LED Light for Computer Desk, and How to Pick a Good One

LED computer lamps are not a new invention. In fact, they have been on the market for more than a decade now.

When they first emerged, LED light for computer desk did not immediately become popular. They were much more expensive, and they look a loss less interesting in terms of styles compared to other types of lamps.

However, within the past few years, the LED technology has gone through a lot of renovations. LED computer desk lamps are now dominating the market, and for good reasons.

Light for Computer Desk – Why You Should Go for LED

LED desk lamps are more environmentally friendly

When electricity goes into an incandescent bulb, only 5% of it is transferred into visible light.

On an LED, the number is threefold.

An LED bulb only uses 10 watts to produce the same light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb does.

As you can see from this comparison chart, LED is the most energy-efficient of all types of bulbs.

Also due to the fact that they produce much less heat, LEDs tend to enjoy a much longer life.

An LED bulb lasts 2.5 longer than a CFL, and 25 times a halogen.

If only each household in a town of a thousand households changes 1 of their halogen desk lamps into an LED, within 10 years the number of bulbs discharged will reduce by more than 27000.

Imagine how the earth can benefit from that.

They’re no longer that expensive

When they first emerged on the market, LED lights were much more expensive than other types of lights. Many consumers were not sure of their producer-claimed lifespan, and did not want to invest so much more on a technology they didn’t know of.

However, as technology advances, their prices have become a lot more affordable. You can now easily find a good LED Desk lamp for less than $100. Still more expensive than other kinds with similar designs and materials, yes, but they last a lot longer and use much less energy, so the initial investment is worth it in long term. (more…)

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All the Cool Things about the New Kindle Oasis 2017

Ding ding ding ding ding! Amazon has finally made it to announce the new Kindle Oasis, which is to be released at the end of October.

You can preorder the device now, but remember it won’t be available for shipping until Halloween.

Don’t ask me why. I’m as clueless as you are about their weird choice of release date.

Anyway, the New Oasis is actually quite a cool device!

about the New Kindle Oasis 2017

First, it has a 7” screen. Yes, Amazon is finally taking a break from their endless list of 6” screen devices: Kindle Basic, Paperwhite, Voyage, and original Oasis. This larger screen means more words on one page, and thus less page turning.

And while there is a slight increase in weight, the new Oasis is still lighter than a Paperwhite. Thin, broad, and lightweight, it feels very much like a small book. The screen resolution stays the same: 300ppi, ensuring sharp and clear text and pictures. (more…)

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By Author Fiction L.B. Simmons New Adult Romance Romance/Series Series

**BLOG TOUR** “Recovery” by L.B Simmons

So, this is a pretty BIG deal!

Those of you who follow, my blog know that I do NOT participate in blog tours….like, EVER! I think, in the last year and a half, I have done 2 and that’s all. The reason for my lack of participation isn’t to go against the flow intentionally, because obviously, that leaves Lisa’s Reads in the baby pool where most of the other blogs are off swimming in the Olympic size pools. My reason is and has always been, I like to read and LOVE the books I post on my page. If I don’t LOVE them, I won’t post them. (Come on, by now you know this…right?!) I also will not rate books. Once again, I just can’t do that in a public forum. Sure, I read books everyday that make me scratch my head and ask out loud, “What? How the heck did this book make it to the top 100 on Amazon’s list…it sucks!!!” That being said, I could never, would never, express those opinions to my readers. So I have chosen to keep Lisa’s Reads as I originally intended, a place where I can share the books I love with anybody looking for book suggestions.

That being said, there are very, very few people who I will bend my rules for. These people have stolen my heart both on and off the pages of the books they have written. And for them, I will go above and beyond to help with their success in any way I can. (Following my review, there is a short interview with L.B. Simmons and information on a Raffelcopter. So Keep on reading!) (more…)

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Bookclub By Author Fiction New Adult Romance

“The Sweet Gum Tree” by Katherine Allred

Do you ever find that when you really love something (or even like it a whole lot) you tend to gorge yourself on it until even the mere thought of that beloved item makes you numb? Or even worse sick and annoyed? For example, when I was young, I loved bananas…I mean I LOVED them! I used to eat them constantly (yes, I know, with all of my erotic book recommendations you aren’t surprised at all to find my favorite fruit was the banana). My parents used to tell me that if I kept eating bananas as often as I did, I would turn into a banana. Heehee, haven’t we all heard that line before?! I find myself using those same words with my own kids. Anyway, no, I never turned into a banana, but I did learn to hate bananas for a long time. There were years when just the thought of eating a banana would turn my stomach. As an adult, I do enjoy the occasional banana but I cannot over-eat them or…I will puke. Sorry for the graphics, but the point needed to be made. I find as a society, that we tend to find something that “works” for us – be it special foods, anti-aging products, electronics, clothes, whatever and we latch onto it and gorge until we make ourselves numb or sick (sometimes only in the proverbial sense but sick none-the-less). For me, sometimes, I find a genre of books that rock my world and I gorge myself until I am ready to explode (think Violet, in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). After reading the Twilight Saga, I read every single book that included hot men with fangs…in fact, there was a short time where I think my husband was worried I was going to demand he bite me until I bled! Hahaha…crazy…kind of… The vampire phase smoothly led into the paranormal phase, which still concerned hubby quite a bit. Because when I’m reading, I like to discuss what’s going on with my “friends” in the books, so poor hubby is forced to listen. Well, he pretends to listen… but he still has to take in a few words here and there just in case there is a pop quiz! Lol. Then, I started reading erotica novels and wow, that phase…phew, well, I’m still going through that one! I can honestly say, hubby is a lot less worried during this phase (wink). While I absolutely love these stories, and they entertain me (and hubby) to no end, too much of anything bad or GOOD can end up being, well….too much. After a while, I have started to connect the dots in a lot of these stories and there a lot of books out there that sound very similar to one another. When you are reading a book or two a month, there is no problem, but I’m reading 4-5 books a week. That is a lot of “baby” “babe” “I wanna f*ck you” “I wanna s*ck you” “I’m gonna come” etc. Do you know what I mean? Is it all mind melting hot? Hell, YES!!! But at some points, I become numb to it all and I find that I need a break from it. NOT from the passion and the love, but from the in your face sexual intensity. And that is when I find myself reaching into my bag of recommendations from you (my readers) who send in book titles for me to read.

So, this post is dedicated to my loyal reader and friend, Jen. Thanks for giving me this title – It was exactly what I needed! (more…)

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