Friday, February 23, 2018

Twofer Murder Review (iRead Book Tours)

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by iRead Blog Tours. This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I read TwoFer Murder, in exchange for honest review from iRead Blog Tours. I received the audible version of the book. The book was written by Lauren Carr.

Audiobook Details:

Book Title: Twofer Murder by Lauren Carr

Narrated by: Anita Alger / Mike Alger

Length: 13 hours 20 mins

Genre: Mystery

Publisher: Acorn Book Services

Release date: Jan 2018

Available for review in: audiobook (Audible code)

Tour dates: Feb 12 to 23, 2018

Content Rating: PG + M (Please be aware that TWOFER MURDER is a murder mystery. There are depictions of murder and some violence--though easy on the gore contents. No f-words but there may be some mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as "damn", "hell" and "Oh God!". Some depictions of brief sexual content (kissing).

Book Description:

Twofer murder? What’s a twofer murder?

Twofer Murder is a treat for fans of best-selling author Lauren Carr’s fast-paced mysteries! Lauren’s latest novel contains the main characters from her three successful series: Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries. The guys go away for a fishing weekend only to get caught up in the murder of a journalist investigating fraud at a timber company. Meanwhile, the ladies are spending the weekend in the presidential suite at a posh resort where Jessica Faraday is to accept a lifetime achievement award for her late grandmother at a murder mystery writers conference. But before they have time to get their facials, they get wrapped up in their own real mystery when an up and coming author ends up dead!

Lauren Carr’s Twofer Murder is a 2-for-1—making it a must-read for any mystery fan!
To read more reviews, please visit Lauren Carr's page on iRead Book Tours.

About the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

My Review:

I was lost when I first started listening to the book. Lots of characters, drama, and a murder, but it drew me in eventually. A bunch of women gathered at a murder mysteries writers conference to celebrate an award for one of their grandmothers. While the men are on a fishing trip and someone ends up dead. There is a change in narrators when it switches over from the mens' point of view to the womens.' I love the narrator's Southern voice of one of the characters. 

I would listen to the book when you have a moment of peace. The book has a lot of characters. I got lost because I was cleaning my house when I was listening to the book. I may have to buy the book and follow along with the audio. What drew me in was the writer's conference. I also liked the scene where someone was on the plane to check in on a friend in another country, when the friend died before she arrived. I liked the concierge, Garth, I believe and how nothing surprises him. I also like how there is a storm arriving on weekend of the conference.

The book is available in Kindle,  Kindle Unlimited, Paperback, and Audible format.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Design Evo Logo Maker Software Review (Pearl Mountain Technology)

I reviewed Design Evo, logo making software from Pearl Mountain Technology. I was not compensated in product or money for the review.

Design Evo is a free logo-making website. The website has both free and premium items. You can design a logo with or without creating an account. If you create an account, you are able to save your creations for future use. You can sign up with your email or connect to Facebook.

I used the software to create the logo for Perfect Chaos. The software was easy to use. It was great going through the different elements and piecing together a logo. You can create a design from scratch or use a premade templates and customize it.

For my logo, I incorporated Perfect Chaos into text. I also added puzzle pieces because my children have Autism. I also added a figure, who is frustrated, because many days, I am frustrated with trying to hold it together as a woman, a mom, a daughter, a friend, etc. I finally put a heart around the whole design. I chose blue as the background for Autism. The blue also popped against all the chosen elements.

With the premade logos, you can choose from different categories, such as food, abstract, sports, fashion, childcare, and medical.

You can choose from different background colors, shapes, fonts, and icons to piece together a logo for your business or even your blog. The icon section has millions of images to search through, using the search bar or popular searches.