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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Blood & Water - Giveaway and Review


The Fischer family comes from a long line of Lobster-fishermen. It's how they make their life living off of what the sea provides. However like those who also set traps, there are those that feel how difficult the times have become and have sought out to steal from the Fischer's. Lately when they've been checking their traps, they are coming up empty.

Rivals between the Fischers and an old man called Yellow has existed for quite some time but no one has ever dared to cross the invisible line of causing a war until now. However when his father Elliot dies unexpectedly while having an argument over the welfare of the family and stopping the looters, Michael feels disconnected.

Removing the coins off his fathers eyes during the funeral and keeping them in a piggy bank on his dresser, his family is soon haunted by the apparent ghost of Elliot and terrible things begin to happen to those around them. The war has begun.

In the novel, Blood & Water by Ephraim Rodriguez, we are met with a story of a lobster-fisherman's heritage and livelihood making a living from catching lobsters in a difficult time. Like a modern day tale from Edgar Allen Poe, the reader is drawn into a complicated world of what begins to happen to members of the family including Serene, Elliot's wife and the rival enemy named Yellow.

A twist tale of suspense is what Ephraim has woven in this novel. It can get complicated to understand but I encourage the reader to persevere until the end. You will not be disappointed at the book jumps through time while keeping the suspense going on with Elliot's presence. I received this book compliments of Ephraim Rodriguez for my honest review. I would have to rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars simply due to the writing style is different than what I am used to. Once you get past the first chapter, you catch on and can enjoy the pace of the story.

For more information about the book, the author and where to purchase a copy of this book, click on the links below:


Thanks to the generosity of Ephraim Rodriguez, he is offering a giveaway copy to one lucky reader of my blog. Here are your guidelines to enter:

1. You must be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Would love to have you follow me on my Facebook, by clicking here. Just leave me a message telling me your a book review follower.

3. You must be a US resident or have a US mailing address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

4. I need a way to email you if your the winner, so please be sure to include your email address with your comment. You can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols. Leave me a comment and let me know why you'd love to win a copy.

The giveaway will end on August 17th and I'll notify the winner via email at that time.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting tale. I'd love the opportunity to read it. I'm a follower.

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  2. Would love to win this book

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  3. I like on FB to

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  4. I am a email subscriber

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  5. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  6. I'm an email subscriber and a follower via gfc. I posted this to my blog: http://dancealertreads.blogspot.com/2011/08/reviews-from-heart-review-and-giveaway.html

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  7. This sounds really interesting! Please count me in. Thank you!

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  8. I friended you on Facebook!

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  9. I am a email subscriber

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  10. im a book review follower and like on FB


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  11. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story...i'm a follower, too :)

    karenk
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  12. Sounds like a great read—please enter me to win! I'm a GFC follower (skkorman)!

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  13. I follow..and this book sounds intriguing!
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  14. I like the idea of a modern Edgar Allen Poe.
    Please enter me in the contest.
    Mike Draper
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    Thanks.

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