Twisted Sisters will keep you entertained!

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Review

Kacie and the circle are back,and this time ,along with fighting the supernatural, Kacie has to deal with a jealous Logan.
A sorority house is being terrorized by three ghosts and it is up to the gang to convince the ghosts to move on and clear the house.But its not a straightforward case.
The ghosts are evil and powerful.
A horrible past and gruesome murder has resulted in the ghosts who are bent on revenge.
Daniel and Kacie have to deal with unsupportive parents.And Logan is consistently fighting with his jealous streak.And to top it off ,he has a deadly premonition about a circle member.
This time Logan is portrayed as insecure while Kacie seems to be finally getting a grip and be in her element.
Will Kacie and Logan manage to win the mission of the sorority sisters?
And will they be able to prevent Logan’s premonition from coming true?

My rating: 7/10

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Book details:

Twisted Sisters by Kimber Leigh Wheaton 
(The Orion Circle #2) 
Publication date: October 25th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

It’s a child’s toy—what could go wrong?

While playing with a spirit board, two sorority sisters summon the vindictive spirits of three women brutally murdered by a psychopath. Join Logan, Kacie, and the rest of the Orion Circle as they delve into the disturbing events of the past to find the key to freeing the spirits.

But this isn’t any ordinary haunting.  These ghosts were banished before, and now they have returned more powerful than anyone could have imagined. Anger breeds hatred and hatred leads to darkness—these phantoms are on the verge of losing their last spark of humanity and becoming completely lost to the shadows.

Can Logan and Kacie convince the tortured souls to embrace the light and move on, or will the spirits succumb to the hypnotic pull of evil, leading to an eternity of torment and suffering?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26126404-twisted-sisters

Purchase: 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Sisters-Orion-Circle-Book-ebook/dp/B01772P33M/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/twisted-sisters-kimber-leigh-wheaton/1123093076?ean=9780990402664

Purchase book 1:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tortured-Souls-Orion-Circle-Book-ebook/dp/B00LDWTU8W/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tortured-souls-kimber-leigh-wheaton/1120140230?ean=9780990402619

Interview: Kimber Leigh Wheaton

I just read Twisted sisters and participated in the tour stop.
So I decided to ask Kimber some questions and she was kind enough to respond.
Note: I asked these questions before reading book 2.
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Kimber: Thanks for having me on your blog and providing just fun questions 

1. What was the inspiration behind Kassandra? Is she a mirror of your personality or a total opposite?
Kimber:Kassandra is not like me nor is she my polar opposite. I think Raven is the closest to me in personality.
The idea for the Orion Circle came before the characters. Kacie was the first I developed. When I was writing Tortured Souls, I was watching a lot of the reality ghost hunting shows. The idea of a physical medium who can communicate with spirits is nothing new, but since this is YA, I wanted to show what it’s like for a younger, inexperienced medium to grow up around doubters before finding her place in the scheme of things. Kacie also represents all teenagers who feel different and are looking for acceptance and for a place to belong.
2. Kacie is a well-developed character. Are her psychic abilities part of her being a witch or are they a gift inherited from her mother?
Kimber:Kacie’s abilities were inherited from her mother as were her witchy inclinations. In The Orion Circle series,  some of the characters are in an active coven which focuses on the Wiccan religion. Having psychic abilities does not make a witch nor are they necessary to be part of the coven. In my mind, Kacie opened up her witchy powers when she embraced her own psychic abilities. This will be explored a bit more in book three, Crimson Reflections, when Kacie’s mother returns for a visit.
3. Is there a special importance of the color fuschia or is it just a random color choice?
Kimber:No importance at all other than I have a wonderful cover artist. When she sent the first draft of the cover, I fell in love! I loved the pop of fuschia in the otherwise somber cover. The bright color represents Kacie’s light. The dress was originally written as blue in the book. Though I didn’t have to change it to match the cover, I had the opportunity to and took it.
4. What was the most challenging aspect of writing The Orion Circle?
Kimber:There were a lot of challenging aspects. I’d say writing so many active characters was the hardest. Subsequent books will focus on two characters with the others still in the periphery. It is very hard to juggle so many characters while keeping their personalities distinct.
5. The locations, specifically the haunted manor, are described in good detail. Did you visit an actual manor or is it just a result of your imagination?
Kimber:Many locations are taken from actual places in San Antonio, though I’ve changed the names of certain places and establishments. The haunted manor came straight from my imagination—probably in my subconscious from years of Scooby-Doo episodes. I have done my fair share of paranormal hunting, so I’ve been to some interesting places along the way. I pictured the haunted manor as an upscale, remodeled home, then threw in a few secrets one would expect of a cult leader.
6. How many books do you plan on writing about the Orion Circle?
Kimber:Lots! So far I have four more planned and plotted. Now I just need to find the time to write!
Tortured Souls
Twisted Sisters
Crimson Reflections – planned release 2016
Savage Hunger – planned release 2016
Shadow Wolves – planned release 2017
Hex Games – planned release 2017
Dates subject to change as life continues to get in the way.

Thank you Kimber for such awesome answers.

AUTHOR BIO:

Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. In addition to writing, she works as an editor for two publishers as well as select indie authors. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and lots of dragons. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, video games, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) Winner of the 2014 Rising Star Award at the BTS Red Carpet Awards in NOLA.
 
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How to read ebooks on android

You finally downloaded that eBook that you wanted.You are excited! But all that excitement and anticipation turns into frustration when you can’t get your eBook to open on your Android™ phone.
Worry not.
There are a loads of reader apps available on  Google PlayTM ,which one is the best for you?
Do you plan on reading DRM protected ebooks on your Android phone or tablet?
Do you like reader with a night light option? Bigger fonts,Screen rotating option? Simple layout or fully interactive user experience?
Confused?
Don’t be.
We’ve tried some of eBook apps and present to you the options available to you.

Aldiko

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One of the most downloaded readers .
Features include :
font resize,brightness,background colors etc
Formats supported are Epub,Pdf and as I mentioned DRM protected ebooks.
For paid version ,you can bookmark your eBook,take notes and highlight your favorite passages.Also the book organization is better supposedly.
Pros:If you get your books from netgalley or any DRM protected books,than this app is a must.You can read protected ebooks legally on aldiko by signing up for adobe account .
Cons:The library is standard .It needs more refining. Read ,unread ,currently reading categories are all jammed in the same space .More specific filters are needed.Keep in mind this is for free version.
Graphics are OK.

UB Reader

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If you want to read Epub ,PDF and ACSM formatted books ,the next app to consider is UB reader.
Features:
Font size,font type,brightness ,page orientation.
Bookmarks,text search.
Pros:Graphics and interface are attractive as compared to aldiko.
You can also sign up with your adobe I’d.
The animation while turning the pages ,and the effect as if its a real page is really cool.
Pdf s with images take a bit more time to load as compared to aldiko.But the quality is really good.
Shelf has more filters like sorting from A to z ,last read etc.You can also adjust brightness,go to specific page ,see table of contents and add bookmarks.
Con’s:
PDF does not have text resize option but you can resize text in epubs.
Reading experience is good ,though tapping and responsiveness is a bit slower.

Full reader

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Another good one.
Features: Supports a lots of formats fb2 ,Epub,doc,rtf,txt,html,mobi,PDF,djvu,xps,cbz,Docx,odt,cbr ,zip and rar.
4 themes are available.
Audio books can also be played.
Dictionary,night/day reading mode etc.
Pros:Responsiveness is really good.You also publish directly to google plus.And a read-aloud option to read text, and you can listen to audio books in mp3.you can also bookmark and quote.
The sorting system of library is really good.
Con’s:Ads in the free version.

Moon +Reader

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Features: Supports Epub,PDF,mobi , chm , cbr ,cbz ,umd ,fb2 ,txt ,html,rar ,zip or OPDS.
10 themes,font adjustments, text variations,dual page mode for landscape screen, Epub3 multi media support and many more.
Pros: Good color theme. Three classics are pre loaded.It also offers a statistics tab,which displays the number of times you’re read a book,number of pages.Its good for keeping record of your reading progress.
This reader has tons of features. Both for PDFs and epubs.Screen orientation, scroll speed ,bookmarks ,notes etc.
Reading experience is satisfactory. Library layout is good too.Bookcovers have sufficiently sized thumbnails.
It also features a cool Net library ,where you can access a lot of cool free eBook providers like project Gutenberg etc.
Cons:free version has ads .

All of these apps are available on Google Play.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

I am an ENFP

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Idon’t usually take personality tests seriously.I believe everyone is unique and cannot be bound by certain definitions.We change everyday.

But when I came across this test while doing random web surfing ,I just gave it a try for fun.It was one of those 16 personality-type test.
I tried my best to answer honestly;sometimes I wanted to select the best looking option that I wish described me,but I tried my best to choose instinctively.

The result:

ENFP

And when I read the description ,I was actually surprised to see that the description was almost accurate.I have never found a test that described everything about a personality with so much depth.

So I began searching for more articles and books.It is a vast and much discussed field.However, Iam not going to base my decisions solely on this test.Because we are ever changing. I believe our personalities keep on evolving with our experiences.

That being said ,If anyone knows about a good Myers Briggs test books ,kindly let me know in the comments.I would love to review some.

You can take the test here http://www.16personalities.com/

Elegant Entrepreneur: A book review

About the author: Danielle Tate is the founder and CEO of MissNowMrs ,a name change service for brides.
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         Finally a book for women by a woman who knows how to navigate the waters of entrepreneur world.From a woman’s perspective,the responsibilities she has,the fears she must conquer and the steps she must take to ensure her success in the business world ,the writer  provides necessary helpful information.
The basic steps from testing whether your idea is able enough to create a demand,to refining it ,to researching it,finding a mentor,pinpointing your target audience then creating your product,launching it,marketing :every thing is covered.
So if a person has an idea but no knowledge of how they should proceed. They should pick up this book.And not only women ,men can benefit too.
In fact,even if you have no innovative idea but want to start a business, this book can guide you how to get ideas from problems and frustrations faced by you.
After each chapter there is an insight provided by the author.Also,how taking a particular step will make you feel and how this feeling can be used as a means to measure the viability of your idea.
Wonderful resources ,websites and book recommendations for further reading are provided throughout the book as well as helpful insights and tips are given by successful and established entrepreneurs.
This is an amazing book for all of those who want to start a business ,but are intimidated and unsure of how to proceed.
My rating:10/10

I got this book from netgalley to provide an honest review.

Brilliance is a brilliant book

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When you are a reviewer ,getting a gem of a book is a rare occurrence. The books are not bestsellers yet,but you read them anyways ,because you love to read.Then you stumble upon a book so awesome ,that you can’t put it down.
Brilliance by Marcus Sakey is that kind of book.I was hooked from the first page.
Brilliants are evolutionary enhanced,gifted people .And they are viewed as a threat,and the government has special teams to capture and interrogate the people deemed as brilliants.
Agent Cooper is a brilliant but he works for the government.He can read body language and patterns of a persons behavior and use this to  deduce their whereabouts about .Specially the brilliants.
The possibility that his daughter might be a briliant and then visiting the academy for abnorms,he is starting to see the other side of the story.All the while tracking John Smith,a terrorist abnorm.
The fear that he might never see his daughter once the government claims her,is the driving force behind his actions .
When he fails to prevent a terrorist threat from being realized,he decides to take matter in his own hands .Nick Cooper pretends to go rogue to get closer to his enemies. But the tables turn on him.The hunter becomes the hunted.And some horrible truths see the light.
Is he really working for the good.Who is the real evil?The real face behind the war between normals and abnorms?
The shocking revelations,unlikely alliances and with a mission to make the world a better place for his children,Nick has to make some hard decisions.

Absolutely loved the book.And even though its a long book,you will enjoy it immensely.
The pace of the story,character development and action are very well crafted.
Its a terrorist versus government agent book ,but the real twist is you don’t know who is the terrorist and who is the hero.
The strategies are clever.Though some of the characters and scenes seem pointless,but could be of use in the later books.
The workings of Nick Coopers mind ,of how he maps and patterns the body language is quite fascinating to see.
If you love a good and action packed thriller,this book is for you.
My rating: 8/10
I got this book from netgalley.