Review: Jack Templar and the Lord of the Werewolves by Jeff Gunhus + Giveaway

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The Templar Chronicles #4: Jack Templar and the Lord of the Werewolves
Jeff Gunhus
Published October 15, 2014 | Seven Guns Press
167 pages | Middle Grade Book for ages 12+

5 stars

About Jack Templar and the Lord of the Werewolves

Fresh from confronting the Lord of the Vampires in the limestone catacombs beneath Paris, Jack Templar faces his toughest challenge yet as he searches for the next Jerusalem Stone, this one being held by the Lord of the Werewolves.

But the narrow escape from the vampire lair came at a great cost and Eva battles to survive the new vampire blood in her veins. The only chance to help Eva is to continue their quest and find the Jerusalem Stones. Reuniting the Stones will not only stop Ren Lucre’s coming war against mankind, but also transform Eva back into her human self.

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About Jeff Gunhus

jack templar and the lord of the werewolves, jeff gunhus, middle grade, childrens book, book reviews Jeff Gunhus is the author of the Middle Grade/YA series The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. Jeff is also the co-CEO of a national company with over 4,000 employees that has been featured in national media for its unique opportunity for college students to learn entrepreneurial skills.
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Baby Preparations 101

Preparations are extremely important, whatever occasion we may all be preparing for. A little preparation can certainly go a long way and, if you have watched Doomsday Preppers in NatGeo at least once, you would try your best to understand their paranoia – it’s a whole lot better to be prepared and to have lots of items in your stash than to be caught offguard. Right?

bassinet and a few newborn essentials

bassinet and a few newborn essentials

Knowing what to get for your baby, especially if it’s your first time and especially if it came as a surprise, are a big must. Here are a few pointers on the things that you have to be ready for while your little bundle of joy is still in his/her way:
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Review: Personalized Photo Magnets with PicStick

Hello, everyone! It’s Do Tuesday and I just wanted to share with you this really great product to add to your photo wall.

I’m not sure if I have made it clear on this site that I love pictures. Well, I haven’t been doing a lot of picture-taking lately but I love collecting printed pictures especially the instant ones. I actually have two Instax cameras, one mini and one wide. I’ve also gotten a Polaroid camera but have yet to purchase a film which I could not afford just yet. Of course, my first ever purchase was a 35mm film camera that had no flash because it was the cheapest. Haha!

I’m pretty sure you also love taking pictures not just on your cameras but even in your phones and as much as you would have loved to put all those pretty pictures inside the fancy Polaroid-ish/Instax-ish frames, they can be pretty expensive, right? Photo walls like these look really creative but they hurt the pocket. Anyway, I was able to find an alternative. It requires a metallic surface to stick on though but it’s quite cheap if I do say so myself.

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How to Score Accommodations in the Philippines the Cheapest Way Possible (Or Even for Free)!

I love to travel – who doesn’t anyway? But, because real life often gets in the way (budget issues, time constraints, other responsibilities), travel and leisure is not always our main priority as a family. In fact, we’ve only had two major trips since we had our daughter and are planning on one more next year.

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We had decided on having only two outside-the-province trips per year but the partner wanted to focus more on building our finances first (and get a house and lot to return to after the vacation and a car to use for the mini-excursions around the city) so splurging our money for fun is not something that we can freely do anytime of the day. We do plan on going on a sabbatical year in the coming years and, if opportunity permits, live a nomadic lifestyle permanently, or until we get tired of it. Our first plan is to tackle the Philippine Islands because you have to appreciate local first, right?

If you plan on travelling most, if not all, 7,107 islands in the Philippines, here are tips in which you can find accommodations around the Philippine archipelago in the cheapest way possible (if not for free, that is)! Continue reading →

Review: The Order of the Seers Trilogy by Cerece Rennie Murphy

The Order of the Seers Trilogy
The Order of the Seers, The Red Order, The Last Seer
Cerece Rennie Murphy
LionSky Publishing
Young Adult, Paranormal

About Cerece Rennie Murphy

cerece rennie murphy, order of the seers, red seer, last seer, book blitz, prism book tours Cerece Rennie Murphy fell in love with science fiction at the age of seven, watching “Empire Strikes Back” at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C., with her sister and mom. It’s a love affair that has grown ever since. As an ardent fan of John Donne, Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut and Alexander Pope from an early age, Cerece began exploring her own creative writing through poetry. She earned her master’s degrees in social work and international relations at Boston College and Johns Hopkins School for Advance International Studies, respectively, and built a rewarding 15-year career in program development, management and fundraising in the community and international development arenas – all while appreciating the stories of human connection told in science fiction through works like Octavia Butler’s “Wild Seed,” Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and “The X-Files.” In 2011, Cerece experienced her own supernatural event – a vision of her first science fiction story. Shortly after, she began developing and writing what would become the “Order of the Seers” trilogy.
Cerece lives just outside of her hometown of Washington, D.C., with her husband, two children and the family dog, Yoda.
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Book #1: The Order of the Seers

cerece rennie murphy, order of the seers, red order, last seer, book blitz, prism book tours …begins with the journey of Liam and Lilith Knight, a brother and sister who are hunted by The Guild, a ruthless world organization that seeks to capture and exploit Lilith s unique ability as a Seer to envision the future. Soon after they are forced to leave their home, Lilith and Liam discover that she is not alone. Other Seers like Lilith are routinely kidnapped and enslaved by the Guild for the purpose of consolidating wealth and power around the world…

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Book #2: The Red Order

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The Lost Seers embark upon a world-wide mission to save their kind from the tyranny of the Guild and unveil their greatest weapon. Developed in secret, The Restoration  Project has the potential to awaken the supernatural ability within every man, woman, and child on earth and bring down the very foundation of the Guild’s power and authority. Continue reading →