Thursday, 14 August 2014

Ozeri Elite Chef Black ceramic 3 piece knife set Review


Heya people Ive something for the cooks among you today; a gorgeous set of ceramic chefs knives from Ozeri.
Those that follow me know I review quite a lot of products from Ozeri and have always found their products excellent value and excellent quality; so I was looking forward to reviewing this set of knives as we have never tried using ceramic knives before.
Ozeri are based in the UK and are a specialty manufacturer of digital lifestyle products for the modern home.

 Read on for my full photo review



Zombie fallout 7 The Fallen By Mark Tufo Book Review



Zombie Fallout 7 The Fallen 
By Mark Tufo
First of all if you have read the other 6 books

STOP READING THIS REVIEW & DOWNLOAD THE BOOK NOW! 

You know your gona love this one without reading my review!

Blurb
Mike is back. The battle with Eliza is past. Now Mike must strike out once again in a desperate race against time as his son and best friend are succumbing to the zombie virus within them. What he does not know is that an old foe has
risen up and a more insidious threat has emerged to not just the Talbots but all of humanity.


I waited for ages and on tender hooks to read book 7, this has to be my all time favorite zombie series and it didn't disappoint. I must have read near on over 100 zombie apocalyptic books; yes you can say Im addicted with no cure; I just cant get enough of them. But some series/stories really stick in your head and this is most certainly one of them, all 7 of them!
Mark Tufo writes with a compelling and gripping style which is so realistic and believable you you just cannot put the book down...its glued...stuck to your hand and you just cannot look away!
His sense of humour will make you laugh outloud and Mark has brought Mike Talbot and his clan to life...even Henry the bulldog; after reading all 6 books I feel part of the family and at home.

So Ill shut up rambling now and tell you what you want to know; did I like book... 7...hell yeah!

Mike and his family think they can can relax a bit after the epic battle and Eliza's demise, but hey....its The Talbot family here...not a hope....
Now they are back on another road trip...there's always a road trip...as the rush is on to find Doc Baker, the only guy who maybe able to save BT and Justin from the virus....as it starts to take hold again...will they find him in time...?

I'm so pleased to see the return of the Trip and Stephanie back in the group. Mark has nailed this hysterical "weed lovin" hippy who lost his mind in the 70's; accompanied by his long suffering wife Stephanie who just adores him!

We get to see flashbacks to the history of Mr and Mrs Deneaux and the Demesne group pre-zombie and find out who did start the cold flu virus outbreak. Deneaux picks up a surprise hitchhiker and she continues with her web of lies and deceit, cruelty and spitefulness, did I miss anything out.

Plus of course plenty of horrific zombie mayhem persists throughout with many close shaves...well it is Mike Talbot; brilliantly written as always and yet another incredible compelling heart felt read; I can't wait for book eight and I don't want this series to ever end.
Another masterpiece from the master of zombie horror!

 *I'm loving the new book covers; I think they have the characters down to a Tee, Mike and BT are just perfect.
Ive added both the book covers up the top which one do you prefer?


 Author Bio


Image of Mark TufoMark Tufo was born in Boston Massachusetts. He attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained a BA and later joined the US Marine Corp. He was stationed in Parris Island SC, Twenty Nine Palms CA and Kaneohe Bay Hawaii. After his tour he went into the Human Resources field with a worldwide financial institution and has gone back to college at CTU to complete his masters.
He has written the Indian Hill trilogy with the first Indian Hill - Encounters being published for the Amazon Kindle in July 2009. He lives in Colorado with his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs. 
Visit him at marktufo.com or http://zombiefallout.blogspot.com/ for news on his next two installments of the Indian Hill trilogy.




All my Thanks goes to Mark for sending me a copy of this book for this review.
My views and opinions are my own.
Here are my Book reviews of the whole series so far.
1-4 with the extra 3.5 about the Dr Hugo Mann.













More books by Mark Tufo;
  • The Book Of Riley 1,
  • The Book of Riley 2, 
  • Indian Hill Encounters, 
  • Indian Hill Reckoning, 
  • Indian Hill Conquest, 
  • The Spirit Clearing, 
  • Callis Rose,
  • Timothy,
  • Tim 2,
  • Lycan Fallout Rise Of The Werewolf



The Last Infection: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller by Michael Garza Book Review



 Blurb
 The Last Infection chronicles the fall of civilization and the rise of the dead and the evolution of the infected.
The infection swept across the country like a tidal wave. Survivors cling to life as the infected own the night and the dead walk the streets. Chris has endured on his own and bumping into Jake and Alicen weren't in his plans. The young brother and sister have plans of their own, but Chris has heard too many promises of sanctuary and infection free zones. Jenn's arrival turns his attention to the one thing he never thought he would face again, hope. They make a pact to reach the kids safe haven, but only time will tell if anyone can survive the last infection.



A fab zombie read as we follow Two kids; Jake Bradly twelve and his kid sister Alicen whose eight who are trying and get to their Aunt and Uncle in Catalina island to avoid the outbreak.
But things never go to plan do they......

Chris an ex-drug addict who has never cared for anyone but himself has survived well during the outbreak by keeping to himself. Then he met the starving twosome as he broke into a sweet vending machine and he felt sorry for them and split the goodies. That night they ran out on him stealing some more of the food while he slept. He later bumped into them with a young woman called Jenn and from here they join forces and tough guy loner Chris decides to get the kids to Catalina safely. Jenn becomes the heart and soul of the little group and encourages Chris to help more despite his dislike of being with people.
They head to Vegas to look for Jenn's parents to see if they are still alive...does it go according to plan...of course not....!

Its fab fast paced read as we escape with them as they run from one horror to another. The different take in this book is that the zombies are learning and the foursome are faced with two types of horror. The infected who are fast and deadly; still having the strength of a healthy human as long as they feed; and of course the zombies which have discovered they can learn tactics and are evolving in their new world.

But its not just the dead they need to be afraid of...?

Michael writes with fluidity and his characters are believable and convincing, with brilliant character development. We watch the group all start to evolve to fit their new circumstances and difficulties and the action scenes are excellently described as you are swept along until that last digital page.
This will really appeal to those zombie-holics out there as you get a slightly different perspective, a childhood one to the normal zombie reads.


Author Bio
Michael W. Garza often finds himself wondering where his inspiration will come from next and in what form his imagination will bring it to life. The outcomes regularly surprise him and it's always his ambition to amaze those curious enough to follow him and take in those results. He encourages readers to peek at his latest work as well as the material he's published in the past. He sincerely hopes that everyone will find something that astonishes, surprises, or simply scares the heck out of you.

www.mwgarza.com
facebook.com/mwgarza
twitter.com/@mwgarza





All my thanks goes to Michael for sending me this book for this review.
All my views and opinions are my own.

Jo By Leah Rhyne Book review

 

Oh my goodness I've just finished this amazing read at 6am as I just couldn't put it down. When I first read the blurb I really wasn't sure how it could be pulled off as its such a fascinating storyline.
But wow I really enjoyed everything about this read.


Blurb
Jolene Hall is dead – sort of. She can walk, think and talk, but her heart doesn't beat and her lungs stopped breathing ages ago. Her body’s a mosaic of jagged wounds and stapled flesh.
Jolene Hall has a choice: turn herself in to the authorities, led by a suspiciously handsome police officer, or team up with her roommate Lucy and her boyfriend Eli to find a way to save herself. To Jo, the choice is clear. She’d like to know who turned her into a monster, and she’d like to live to see another sunrise.

But that choice has drastic repercussions.

On a trip deep into the snowy White Mountains, to a hidden laboratory filled with danger and cadavers, Jo and Lucy find more reanimated girls. Part body, part machine, run by batteries and electricity, these girls are killers, created by a shadowy Order with a penchant for chaos…and murder.
To make matters worse, a photo on a wall of victims reveals Lucy is next in line to be "recruited” into this army of beautiful, walking corpses.

When Jo’s physical condition takes a turn for the irreparable, and the Order kidnaps those she loves most, she must sacrifice herself to save them all.



Its the first book I've read of Miss Rhynes and won't be the last and now Im sitting on tenderhooks for a book two.
From the first page Leah had me hooked even though I honestly had a few doubts; but I needn't have worried at all as this fast paced book had me gripped and I mean completely hooked and simply had to keep reading till dawn.

Jo was a brilliantly written compelling read and so believable, pulling off someone dead is hard enough; but her descriptive writing as she decayed was horrific and you really felt for Jo knowing she was dying but still wanting to save the other girls and protect Lucy from being the very next walking dead.

I loved Lucy's character the strong willed kick ass friend you need at a time when you wakeup dead but still alive...like you do.....! I also loved the sense of humor between best friends Jo and Lucy this was really compassionate.
Eli, Jo's boyfriend was also well thought out; although I got so annoyed with him at times within the read. Heartfelt moments too as Jo had some flashbacks of memories with Eli knowing she'd never have them again.

I have to stress its not another zombie read this is a completely different style of read. The ending was brilliantly written I had tears in my eyes and I would love a book two as it would be great to see more of Lucy too; I loved this character as her and Eli fight to stop the sadistic "order of the adversaries" in memory of Jolene Hall. This would make the most brilliant horror film for any of you script writers out there.
Its a unique read and something I've not read before; a refreshing change and a great addition to my horror library and another book that has left me with that contented feeling you get after a really good read.


Nip here to read the first few pages

Author Bio
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Leah Rhyne is a Jersey girl who's been in the South so long she's lost her accent...but never her attitude. After spending most of her childhood watching movies like Star Wars, Alien(s), and A Nightmare On Elm Street, and reading books like Stephen King's The Shining or It, Leah loves writing tales of horror and science-fiction.
She lives with her husband, daughter, and a small menagerie of pets. In her barely-there spare time, she loves running.


All my thanks goes to Leah for sending me this book for this review.
All my views and opinions are my own.




Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Photojojo iphone and android lens series Review

Macro, Wide and Fish Eye lenses.

Hiya people, today I have something extra special for my creative photographers pals out there. 
Have you often seen some of the fantastic photography gadgets but never know where to find them; then look no further than Photojojo in the USA who offer a "One stop Shop" of the most unique gifts and gear for photographers all under one roof. You have to check them out its really an amazing site.
Photojojo! We find the best photo shiz anywhere
  • Do you use your phone for your photography but want to get more from it?
  • Is your phone limited to what it can do without trawling through the different apps until you find the one you like?
I have been amazed with how gorgeous the camera is on my Galaxy S4 Smartphone; the 13 million pixels make my images sharp, crisp and clear with the colours popping from the screen. But I've wanted more and thanks to the lovely girls from Photojojo they kindly sent me 2 of their smart phone lenses to play with and show you all from their

  The Fish eye, Wide-angle/Macro.
I couldn't wait to see what I could do with these lenses.

Read on to see another photoloaded review of these amazing lenses.


August Coming soon on Gadget Girl Reviews


Meet Mr Werewolfy the Squishable.
Im never surprised at what arrives at my door anymore lol!

Hiya my gadget-aholics I just wanted to catchup with everyone today. 

I have alot of exciting photo-loaded reviews coming up I cant wait to share with you all. But I really wish there was 2 of me as Im writing and taking photos like a thing processed...maybe I am...who knows...?

Sure I could whizz out the reviews if I made them half the size, but that's not me is it.... you know how I really enjoy getting stuck into every review I do and that includes taking days to plan and take good lifestyle photos and edit them. Try the product for several weeks to check it works and finally I write the review...PHEWEY!

GGR is my full-time passion to bring you all the latest gadgets to make life easier. I never review anything that Im not interested in myself so every review you see is something I like and recommend to you; although I may have suggestions of improvements occasionally.

Several of my recent reviews however has taken alot longer than planned and has put me behind a bit and I just wanted to let you all know there's alot coming up here very soon!

Plus I want to thank all the companies below for their patience that have kindly sent these products to show you all!
XxX


So here's whats coming up...

A wonderful selection of Power banks and chargers from the lovely guys at Mobile Solar Chargers
I have already reviewed a few of there amazing products; but I have more of these gorgeous looking powerbanks to show you.



Next up I have a selection of portable speakers, Im a sucker for these little guys and cant wait to blast some bass!
OXA NFC Bluetooth Natural Wood Design Wireless Stereo Speaker (Black)


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KitSounds NEW Cadet portable speaker



Something oh so different for me....but doesn't everyone love a cuddly especially a Squishable cuddly!
This magic toadstool brought Werewolfy to life..!



The Friendly Swede Paraband survival bracelets and cords.
Next is something I have a real addiction for...a real "end of the world" zombie apocalypse...fascination for. The lovely people of the Friendly Swede kindly sent me a selection of their parabands products containing all sorts of survival bits and pieces; pocket knives, firestarters etc...I cant wait to try these out.

You know how I love these amazing little gadgets; this is something so discreet and compact no-one would know you were wearing a video camera. Its fun and whimsical and captures everything around you by simply wearing the Mecam as a badge or on neck cord.




Plus not alot of you know this but we have a shared hobby of metal detecting...now I'm really showing my geekness. 
We've recently bought the new


Plus we have some Garrett accessories too like the Garrett Probe and the The Black Ada detecting trowel.
Those of you that love metal detecting too give me a quick email, which one do you have, what have you found...we'd love to hear your stories and I can add them to the review?



Well this are just a few of whats coming up real soon, is there anything here that you really like the look of or do you have them already...do you like them... let me know?

Plus I have a pile of book reviews that I will be posting soon too, Ive been a complete book worm at night from some amazing authors out there....who needs sleep?
Im in Gadget world by day and zombie apocalyse by night...now that's fun!

Yep I have some more zombie apocalyptic reads and some continuations books from some of my favorite authors like
Mark Tufo and Brett Battles

So bye for now thanks for popping by and see you all soon.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Little Acorn Trail Camera 5210A Review

Ltl- 5210A

Im bubbling with excitement today as Ive something for all you wildlife enthusiasts.
Ever wanted to capture that elusive Tiger or Bald eagle in your garden...er...ok maybe not lol; but Im sure you've often wondered what wildlife comes into your garden at night?
Do you NEED a surveillance camera on a property that's unattended at night or during the day?--Finally, got you Mr Smith, no more free newspapers for you!
Then this review is for you....This Trail cam uses No Glow flash technology so the Infra-red flash is completely invisible and wont scare off the wildlife.
For years Ive been watching Spring Watch here in the UK with their amazing footage of wildlife captured on cam and at night with infra red.

So when I had the opportunity to review a Trail Cam from an Amazon based company called DB Power , I almost fell off my seat with excitement; waking the poor dog up. Plus when it arrived and I found it was a"Little Acorn Trail cam" Oh wow...Oh wow...one of the best ones out there; I was ecstatic.
We live in the heart of the countryside and Ive always wanted to know what wildlife we have living in and around us and Im so pleased to get the chance to find out.
One of my captures of the week!

Its quite a lengthy review...Im sure you wouldn't expect anything less...due to all the photo and video I wanted to show you; as its all about the images and footage with a Trail cam review. Its no good me just telling what I saw; you want to see it too...don't you!
So if you just want a summary of my opinion skip to the end and come back and read the details later.
But those who want to know everything just keep reading....and reading.....and reading. ;-)


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Simon's Cat in "Off to the vet" with Indiegogo


Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014

This is something special for all you cat and animal lovers out there. I just couldn't wait to share this with you all.
Im sure many of you have already heard of Simon's Cat; which is an animated web series on Youtube featuring the hilarious antics of a fat white cat and his side-kick kitten with their long suffering owner Simon.
The series was founded by Simon Tofield who had started animating at a young age using the a flickerbook. He got the idea from his own 4 cats Jess, Maisy Teddy and Huge and started to draw his ideas and Simon's Cat was born!

They now have over 3 million subscribers and over half a billion...yes I said a 
"half billion" video views!

Anyone with a cat will completely understand and see the funny side to this as Simon has the genius knack of picking up on natural cat behavior and turning them into the most fantastic hand drawn animations. What is even more genius is that he picks up on the finer points of cat behavior and making it side splittingly (is that a word) funny. It also shows us just how clever our feline friends are; I have cried with laughter many times over this cat's mischievous behavior.

We at Gadget Girl personally have been following Simon's Cat since he started in 2007 with his very first animation Cat Man do. If you haven't seen Simon's cat where on earth have you been...go right now and play the video below and tell me you didn't laugh outloud...!

 

 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014

If you loved this one now go and peek at 2 more of my personal faves
"Let me in" and "TV Dinner".
or choose your own favorite from HERE

Now the Simon's Cat team who genuinely love animals, animation and comedy want to make a special film that has actually been requested by their fans.
" A trip to the vet"; anyone with a cat knows what fun and games that is trying to capture our feline friend to put in the travel basket. So Im dying to see what Simon and the team will do with this extensive subject.
 They have a campaign on Indiegogo trying to raise funding for this special film which will be bigger, longer and in "colour", something that has not been done before.

So they are reaching out to the fans to help them create their first colour 11 minute film "Off to the vet"!
Please see the promo video below from the Indiegogo site to find out more.


Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014
Indiegogo campaign HERE 

Why would an animation team need this amount of money I hear you say...well
Simon and his team have already invested in developing the script, storyboards and tested the introduction of the new colour. They now desperately need the funding to employ the right animators and artists to make the film.
 They also plan to produce this in the UK...YAY...so Simon can work closely with his animators!
They especially want to offer the fans high quality limited edition perks so you get great value for supporting them and to feel apart of the this special film making process.

Breakdown of the costs!

 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014
As you can see here Simon and team have put 32% into excellent perks for the fans; I think this just shows how much they value everyone who has supported them now and in the past.
Im also pleased to see that almost half the money is going straight into the animations woohoo!
If they are successful enough to reach their goal and more; they hope to develop even more 11 minute episodes for us all to enjoy at the same excellent quality films we've all grown to love.



 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014
Here is a quick teaser (above) of how far they have got and some brilliant images and a taster of whats to come.

They are offering some wonderful perks for becoming one of the special contributors.
Here are just some of the perks available starting from
  • ONLY £5 to get an online preview and exclusive behind the scenes blog.
  • £20 unsigned book + lots of brilliant extras.
  • £45 Simon's Cat Crew T-shirt + lots of brilliant extras.
  • £65/£85 a small signed art print, £120 medium and £180 large signed print + lots of extras...wow this is special.
  • For £250 you can even get a drawing masterclass with Simon himself via Google hangout. This is an incredible opportunity for those wanting to work in animation; learn from the great man on a one to one. 
  • Or you and your pet could be immortalized forever in the new book or an animation...wow..what a special gift this would be to a loved one or treat yourself and your pet!.
Plus lots more exciting offers and monetary options for all you Simon's Cat fans. Im sure there will be something for everyone and every pocket!



 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014
If you are not sure about contributing to this incredible new film then this will seal the deal.
Depending which contribution you decide to join; you could receive your very own Simon's Cat plushie "but without all the mischief" lol!
 How can you resist those eyes...no really...how can you...they re so mesmerizing...mesmerizing...mesmerizing....omg he's adorable...sigh...I'm...in love!!!

They wanted to raise £275,850 of which has been already smashed by you guys.
They have now reached an incredible
£307.487
Thank you readers for adding to the campaign and becoming a funder.

There is still time with ONLY 5 hours to go!!!
  Go on grab your chance to be part of this great opportunity and get yourself some really special perks.
 
 If you cant help this time, you can still support Simon and the team by liking and sharing the link to their campaign HERE


Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014

 Also don't forget to checkout the Simon's Cat website and webshop for more information and lots of Simon's Cat gifts for you fans out there; plus see his very latest video Pawtrait .
I am so excited and I really want to see "Off to the vet" happen" and go live, I cannot begin to imagine what mischief this gorgeous fat cat will cause his poor long suffering owner Simon or the vet?

But one thing for sure you will be laughing out loud if not crying with laughter.

Spread the Simon's Cat Love right now!
Mieow...Mieow

 Artwork © Simon's Cat Ltd 2008-2014


Disclaimer: I have not in anyway been sponsored to write this post; just my love of this hilarious cat! 




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