Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Here is the new Scapemaker Book Trailer. Please help me get the word out and take the time to like it, share it, comment, etc. Thank you!

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Night of the Purple Moon
(Toucan Trilogy #1)
By Scott Cramer

Genre: Dystopian
Kindle version

A comet passes by Earth—so close that it leaves a trail of space dust in Earth’s atmosphere. The morning after the comet passes, Abby finds her Dads body outside and over the next few days, with help from new friends, learns that all adults have died. They later discover the deaths are because of bacteria the comet left that attacks the hormones humans start producing during puberty. Learning the cause of the deaths is a welcome fact – until they realize they will all have to go through puberty.  As Abby, her brother, and the kids they’ve allied with come to grips with their new survival-mode lives, each has to wrestle with the fact they will die sooner than later if an antibiotic isn’t found.

I enjoyed reading this book. The story was good and the descriptions and characters brought me into the tragedy. For me it wasn’t exactly a book I couldn’t put down, but it was one that I definitely had to keep reading. Which of the kids was going to die first? What were they going to do about food and water? And what about all the dead bodies? Oh and just how did they find out about the cause of the deaths?  All of this was answered and the explanations and answers seemed logical for the most part. I also thought the editing was good for a self-published book. I never got distracted by a misplaced comma or bad grammar…not once. For this, I say “thank you” to the author!

And now for the aspects I had a hard time with. Since this book is about pre-pubescent kids trying to survive, I thought maybe that was the target audience (pre-teen to young teen). I also thought this because the writing style seems to fit that age group as well. But there are some pretty traumatic scenes and harrowing themes in the book. Granted, the descriptions of finding bodies and how some of the kids survive and what happens to some of the kids are done in a delicate fashion, as the reader you visualize what it looked like, how they felt, what the horror must have been, etc. I wonder if some of it is a little too much for pre-teen?  There are also a few curse words. The curse words aren’t anything kids wouldn’t hear in a PG movie (no F-bombs), so it’s really not THAT bad; but if my pre-teen was going to read the book I would want to know about the swearing. So, on one hand you have the age of the characters and the style of writing. On the other hand you have some bad language and mature themes (death, tragedy, survival). So I kind of wonder what age-group this book is aimed at. Oh, and there is pre-pubescent kissing – ew.

Overall it was enjoyable and a pretty good story. And, maybe after reading it, kids will be more appreciative of their parents. That alone is definitely worth something, isn’t it?  It was also good enough to warrant reading the next book in the series. I will be looking for it (the next book) this summer.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Girl In The Woods Reviews: Review: Scapemaker by Steve V, Cypert

Here's the link to my newest 5-star review. Word is starting to get out there at a faster pace. I'm getting more reviews and interviews at a faster pace. This is exciting!

**Spoiler Alert** - Just be aware that if you decide to click onto the following link, you will encounter a few different spoilers in her review. Also, her native language is not English.

Girl In The Woods Reviews: Review: Scapemaker by Steve V, Cypert: Title: Scapemaker Author: Steve V. Cypert Release Date: 19th November 2012 Publisher: - Find on: Amazon, Goodreads Quick Review:  Mat...

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Book Review Policy is now up

My wife reads ALOT. She has agreed to post reviews of the books she reads on this blog. She is also excited to receive free books for review. We have had to make certain preparations in order to make sure we meet the FTC guidelines and book blog etiquette as a whole. We look forward to meeting new people and making new friends. Maybe even an enemy or two with a few not-so-positive reviews. :-)

We have finally completed our book  review policy. Click HERE or click the indicated tab above to read the new policy.

The first review is complete but it is not yet posted; it will be posted soon. The first review will be for a book titled Night of the Purple Moon by author Scott Cramer.

Night of the Purple Moon

This book was purchased.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews: Scapemaker by Steve V Cypert: Character & Author I...

Please click onto this link and check out my newest interview, author spotlight and Scapemaker post. I can use all the likes, sharing and comments that you can offer! Thanks for sticking with me on this.

Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews: Scapemaker by Steve V Cypert: Character & Author I...:

On a separate note, Katie and I are about to launch our book review portion of this site. Katie has already reviewed one that we are going to post this week. I finished our book review policy and will be posting that as well. We're excited to meet new authors and make new friends. join us and spread the word!    

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Click onto the following link to check out BLOGGERDISE. Bloggerdise connects bloggers with sponsor offers of products for review and other such things. I think it's a great idea and they are starting to really get a lot of traffic. I posted my book, Scapemaker for book bloggers to review. here is the link:

Now, through this link you can explore the site and sign up.

I plan on doing more with this site, especially since this site will be reviewing other books and movies really soon.

If you have any movie or book suggestions for us to review feel free to comment here or message us. For book reviews we will need free books since we don't plan on buying every boom for every request. It would be nice to get free movies before they come out to review as well. ;-)

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Goodreads giveaway - 1 Scapemaker hard copy

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Scapemaker by Steve V. Cypert


by Steve V. Cypert

Giveaway ends April 20, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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