HALLOWEEN by Curtis Richards, based on the screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill- Film vs. Novel

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PUBLISHING INFO: Bantam, 10/1979
GENRE: Horror
SETTING: Illinois, USA 1978
WIKIPEDIA: link
MOVIE TRAILER: link
PURCHASE: link
MY GRADE: A++
 
FROM PUBLISHER: Based on the screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.

Tricked by his cunning ... Treated to his savagery ... Annie, Linda and Laurie ... fresh, pretty, ready to be taken ... stalked by a sadistic power who has returned to claim new victims, on this ... the most frightening night of the year.


THINGS NOT IN THE FLIM: This book was actually released a year after the film. Not sure why. I love the film but the book's so much better! It's only 166 pages but boy is it packed with extras. It's more graphic sexually and the murders are more gory, especially the murder of his sister. The best part is that we get to learn a little about Michael Audrey Myers' life before and during the fifteen years he was away at Smith's Grove Sanitarium for the murder of his seventeen-year old sister, Judith, when he was six years old. We learn his thoughts before and during her murder and what he did immediately afterward, before his parents came home to find him standing outside.

We meet Michael's mother's mother at the beginning of chapter one. It's Halloween and he shows her his Halloween clown costume that he got from Woolworth. I love his granny. She's sassy. She was offended by his cheap store-bought non scary costume and even referred to Michael once as 'Mister Woolworth Clown Costume'. She began to reminisce to him and his mother Edith about what Halloween was like when she was a child. She said if it was a tame Halloween only your chickens would get beheaded, or as Michael said, unheaded.

We learn that Michael had started wetting the bed after not doing so for three years. He'd been getting into fights at school and with his sister. He'd been having violent dreams and scariest of all, he'd been hearing voices that were telling him to say he hates people. Later in the book Loomis and Sheriff Brackett were discussing how Michael's great-grandfather Nordstrom (his mother's father's father) had heard voices too and had even murdered two people at a harvest dance in the 1890's and was hanged for it.

Shortly before murdering his sister, he goes trick or treating at his own house on Peecher Street with other kids from the neighborhood. His sister jokingly asked the kids what they'd do if she didn't give them candy and Michael said he'd kill her. She said, 'Was that you Michael Myers?!' and he said, 'I'm not Michael Myers. I'm a clown'. Every time I've read that line its caused me to laugh out loud, for some reason.

Soon after that Judith's boyfriend Danny comes over. Michael is spying on them through the window. They're kissing downstairs then later upstairs in her bedroom. Michael can hear the sounds they're making through the open windows and 'the sounds filled him with a murderous hatred.' He doesn't understand why they're making those sounds. While he's standing outside listening to them we learn of a recurring dream he's been having. In the dream two people who look like Judy and Danny are dancing around a fire outside with other people. He's jealous as he watches them dance and voices are telling him to kill the lovers.

After Danny leaves he goes into Judy's room and stabs her over thirty times while she's sitting at her vanity, brushing her hair, naked except for bikini underwear that have red hearts on them. He stabs her in her wrist, hand, breasts, arms, legs, groin and throat. He goes into the kitchen, eats a cookie, drinks milk out of the bottle, then goes outside and that's when his parents show up and find him holding the knife.

Earlier that day he told his grandmother, in response to her suggesting he disguise is face with white clown makeup, that he wasn't going to play any pranks, and was just going to ask for candy and in response she told him to have an 'innocent, Woolworth kind of Halloween.' Oooh, it was anything but!

Loomis is remembering all the times at the sanitarium over the past fifteen years where Michael got revenge on other kid's for some slight but was never seen doing it. One kid got food poisoning after playing a joke on Michael by loosening the salt shaker top so the salt would pour out when you went to use it, one boy was scalded in the shower after repeatedly turning the TV volume down when Michael kept turning it up, a nurse fell down the stairs and fractured her pelvis days after an argument with Michael, a boy who forgot to return a game to Michael got a mysterious rash and had to be hospitalized, and worst of all, Michael suggested one year that they be allowed to have a Halloween party, of all things. A girl was bobbing for apples when the lights went out. Soon after when the lights came back on the girl was laying there, almost dead, from someone, Michael, trying to drown her. Loomis looked over at Michael, who smiled at him, but his costume was dry and Loomis had no proof Michael did anything to the girl.

When Laurie's walking home from school with Annie and Lynda (it's spelled Linda in the book) and goes inside, her red-haired mother is there, making candied apples and they have a short conversation about evilness. This is right before Laurie goes into her room and sees Michael staring at her from the clothes line. In the film, she walks though the front door and is shown walking straight into her bedroom.

Laurie's father is Chester Strode. Film credits say his name is Morgan though it's never spoken in the film.

In the book, several people who see Michael are close enough to tell he may be wearing a mask, but they aren't sure. In the film, most aren't close enough to him to wonder if it's a mask until they're being murdered by him.

When Loomis and Sheriff Brackett (Annie's father) go into Michael's old house and find the dead dog, they say his intestines are hanging out.

Shortly before Annie's killed, she's at Lindsey's, brushing her own hair. Michael's watching through the window and is staring at her 'large' breasts and becomes sexually aroused. 'The sex between his legs throbbed in an unpleasant way.'

Annie asks Lindsey why their laundry room is in a separate building outside. Lindsey tells her that her mother wanted it outside because of the noise they both make. That's not mentioned at all in the movie.

Toward the end when Laurie goes to Lindsey's looking for Bob and Lynda and find Annie's dead body in bed with Judith's tomb stone, her stomach had been cut open up to her throat and her intestines were out.

MY THOUGHTS: I've always been a fan of the film and got a copy of the book in May 2009 from a friend. The book is so great. Unfortunately it's so expensive that most fans of the film will probably never get to read it. I don't know if the added stuff that I've mentioned was in the original screenplay or not or if Curtis came up with it on his own. Either way, I'm glad it was in the book and not the film. It makes reading the book so much more exciting.

Below are the two covers. The first two are the covers. The last photo is the back cover of both versions. My copy has the middle cover. It was reissued in 1982 and had the cover in the middle.

Same review here.

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THE MIDWIFE'S TALE: A MYSTERY by Sam Thomas

midwifePUB. INFO: Minotaur Books, 1/2013
GENRE: Historical Mystery
SETTING: England, 1644
NARRATION: First person
SERIES: A Midwife Mystery, #1
AUTHOR SITE: link
MY GRADE: C-

FROM PUBLISHER: It is 1644, and Parliament’s armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels’ hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget’s friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer.

Bridget joins forces with Martha Hawkins, a servant who’s far more skilled with a knife than any respectable woman ought to be. To save Esther from the stake, they must dodge rebel artillery, confront a murderous figure from Martha’s past, and capture a brutal killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. The investigation takes Bridget and Martha from the homes of the city’s most powerful families to the alleyways of its poorest neighborhoods. As they delve into the life of Esther’s murdered husband, they discover that his ostentatious Puritanism hid a deeply sinister secret life, and that far too often tyranny and treason go hand in hand.

MY THOUGHTS: I found this to be very boring and it took me forever to finish because of it. Extreme boredom set in at the halfway point of a book that's only 310 pages.

Bridget is thirty years old, twice widowed, and has lost her two children. Other than that we didn't get any background on her, the main character. I didn't find her to be that likeable either. I did like her maid, Martha, but found it pointless to add in the stuff involving her brother. It just detracted from the main mystery of who poisoned Esther's husband, Stephen. It isn't anyone I suspected so I give the author credit for not making it so obvious.

There were too many characters, most of which were unnecessary, and too many murders, and I just didn't care about any of it. It wasn't interesting or suspenseful like I was hoping. I don't think Bridget is interesting enough to carry a series.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


SUDDEN TERROR: The True Story of California's Most Infamous Sexual Predator, The East Area Rapist, AKA The Original Night Stalker by Larry Crompton

sudden terrorPUBLISHING INFO: AuthorHouse, 8/2010
GENRE: Nonfiction/True Crime
FORMAT: Hardcover, Paperback, E-Book
CRIMESPAN: California, USA, 1970's-1980's
PURCHASE: AuthorHouse, Amazon
MY GRADE: A

FROM PUBLISHER: This book is based on the actual case of the East Area Rapist, later also known as the Original Night Stalker, a masked man who terrorized California communities for ten years; 1976 through 1986, and possibly to this day.

Because I was not involved in the initial rape investigations, they are written from hundreds of reports, notes, memos, newspaper clippings, conversations and interviews with those who were involved.

The crimes are factual. The crimes are real. While all characters and events have direct counterparts in the telling of the story, I have created some dialogue in the interest of readability. The cops in the initial rapes are not factual, their actions are. Their names and descriptions are completely fictitious. The names of the victims, witnesses and suspects are fictitious; the terror, the dialogue during the crimes, and the investigations are real.

The cops involved in the cases after I was involved are real, their names and dialogue is factual, the investigations are real.

The pain and terror may have diminished in the minds of the victims, I hope that the pain does not return. My intent is to tell the story without endangering the privacy or the dignity of the victims. They have suffered enough.

MY THOUGHTS: What a great book. I've been fascinated by the elusive, unapprehended EAR (East Area Rapist, also known as the Original Night Stalker and Golden State Killer) since I first learned of him in early 2001 on an episode of MSNBC's MSNBC Investigates. This is the first of only two books that have been written on the case.

The author, a former detective on the case after EAR had been active for a few years, presents us with facts about the rapes and murders with rape victims' dialogue taken right out of police reports. There's even a list of rape/murder dates and times in chronological order in the back and a few black and white photographs of murder victims and crime scenes.

Only about thirty-two pages were about the ten murders, towards the end of the book. Some reviewers complain about that but since they're dead and can't tell you what all happened like the rape victims can, I understand why more time wasn't spent on it.

One thing I really like about true crime books is that we usually learn about other rapists/murders who were active in the area we're reading about and with this book, I learned about several from the 1970's that I want to research, including a couple of California rapists who are still on the loose: East San Diego Rapist, Car Key Rapist, Stinky Rapist, Early Morning Rapist, and Wooley, a copycat EAR rapist.

I loved the book and consider it a must-read for anyone interested in this case.

Listen to what is believed to be EAR's voice in three phone calls here.

Please watch the documentaries below before they're taken down!

Parts of the MSNBC Investigates 'Deadly Behavior' episode.

E!'s True Hollywood Story from 2009.

I.D.'s (Investigation Discovery) Dark Minds, from season 2, episode 1, from 2013.


There are several websites dedicated to his monster: Ear-ons.com (earons), Casebook of the Bedroom Killer. There's an informative discussion board dedicated to the case, earonsgsk, here. Earons has a complete listing of all EAR's crimes, link.

Here's an audio interview that Larry did with Blogtalk Radio in early 2013, I think.

Here's an excellent article Michelle McNamara (she's married to Patton Oswalt) did on EAR for L.A. Magazine.


I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


WATCH PREMIERE EPISODE OF OUTLANDER SERIES

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The new drama series Outlander, based on the Diana Gabaldon time-travel book series, is set to premiere on premium U.S. cable network Starz August 9 but you can watch the first episode for free on the network's site.


THE ARNIFOUR AFFAIR by Gregory Harris

arniPUBLISHING INFO: Kensington, 1/2014
GENRE: Historical Mystery
SETTING: England, early 1900's
SERIES: A Colin Pendragon Mystery, #1
AUTHOR SITE: link
PURCHASE: link
MY GRADE: B

FROM PUBLISHER: Set against the fog-shrouded backdrop of turn-of-the-century London, Gregory Harris's new historical mystery series introduces tenacious sleuth Colin Pendragon, and a case that illuminates the darkness lurking in the heart of one of England's most noble families.

When a carriage bearing the Arnifour family crest--a vulture devouring a slaughtered lamb--arrives at the Kensington home of Colin Pendragon, it is an ominous beginning to a perplexing new case. Lady Arnifour's husband has been beaten to death and her niece, Elsbeth, left in a coma. Is the motive passion, revenge, or something even more sinister? Police suspicions have fallen on the groundskeeper and his son, yet the Earl's widow is convinced of their innocence.

Even as Colin and his partner Ethan Pruitt delve into the muddy history of the Arnifour family, a young street urchin begs their help in finding his missing sister. Ethan, regrettably familiar with London's underbelly, urges caution, yet Colin's interest is piqued. And in a search that wends from the squalid opium dens of the East End to the salons of Embassy Row, the truth about these seemingly disparate cases will prove disquieting, dangerous, and profoundly unexpected. . .

MY THOUGHTS: This was a somewhat interesting mystery novel. It certainly was a family affair, in more ways than one. I like thirty-eight year old Ethan Pruitt, the narrator, business partner and lover to Colin. They've worked together as detectives for twelve years. We don't have much backstory on either one. I really wanted to know more about Ethan since he's a recovering opium addict who grew up on the streets and that I find interesting. They're a gay couple who live together but who knows they're gay? Is that known by everyone they're close to, house servants included, or do people just assume they are? Those answers weren't given. Since this is the first in a series I feel all of that should have been established.

As for the murder itself, very interesting. All the secrets and drama that ensued near the end, ridiculous, mostly, and slightly farfetched.

There was a subplot involving a young missing girl. I was initially interested but soon became bored with it. Looking back I'm not sure what the point of adding that to a relatively short novel was.

One thing that irritated me in this novel, and this happens in most of the historical mysteries that I've read, was how one person figured who the killer(s) was/were right at the end and told everyone, then the killer(s) confessed to it all with no remorse.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


YOURS TRULY ADULT DVD WITH EXPLICIT TRAILER

Yours TrulySTUDIO: Wicked Pictures
SCREENSHOTS: link
RELEASED: 2006
LENGTH: 95 min.
RATING: XXX
MY GRADE: B

From DVD: Andy is a lonely guy. For the past year he's been committed to the same routine every day. Get up alone. Shower alone. Eat breakfast alone. Go to work. Come home, still alone. Then one morning, he receives a letter. A wave of memories come flooding back. The letter is from a former lover. A wild and sexy, funny and sweet woman who was everything he ever wanted. But shortly after they consummated their love for each other, she ran and he never saw her again. Now Andy must make a choice. To forgive her for breaking his heart or to cross his fingers that it won't happen again. In the end, they fall back together, madly (and truly) in love.

 
 
SCENE 1: Chris is in bed watching a porn that comes to life. Talon's sitting on a sofa. Roxy is kneeling on his left, blowing him. He stands up and she's kneeling, blowing him. He sits on sofa and she gets on his dick, facing him. Doggie position, then spoon position on their left sides. He comes on her face then she sucks him for a few seconds.  
 
SCENE 2: Chris is walking through the woods (why?) and stumbles upon Jasmine blowing Tony. Mika, the woman on the cover, shows up and Chris realizes she's the photographer and is taking photos of them while having sex. She lets him take photos. Tony's laying on a blanket and Jasmine's kneeling and blowing him. She licks his balls while he jerks off, then she blows him. He stands up, she kneels and blows him. He comes on her face.
 
SCENE 3: Chris is in bed with Faith. They're both from North Carolina. They're laying beside each other. He takes her red bra off and licks her nipples, then rubs her clit through her red underwear. He gets between her legs and eats her bald pussy and fingers it with two fingers on his left hand, then has her suck them. They kiss, he lays back and she takes his underwear off and blows him. Spoon position on their right sides. He was rubbing his dickhead on her clit. She rubs her clit hard and fast then he rubs it for her. She's laying near the foot of the bed, he's standing up, fucking her, her left leg over his right shoulder. He comes on her chest. During this, he slapped his dick a lot, as I've seen him do in other DVDs. Hmmm.
 
SCENE 4: Chris and Mika are at a restaurant. Mika asks their waitress, Jassie, if she'll have sex with a customer who's making eyes at her, Justine. They lean back facing each other and suck each other's toes. Justine eats Jassie's bald pussy and fingers her. Justine leans back and Jassie licks her way up her left leg, then sucks her right nipple, then eats Justine's bald pussy and fingers it.
 
SCENE 5: Chris goes to Mika's and spies her having sex on the sofa. Mika's on the sofa blowing Evan. He stands up on sofa and she's kneeling on it blowing him. They 69 next. Evan's laying with just his back on the floor with his ass and legs up on the sofa. Mika's standing up and sitting on his dick facing him and rubs her clit. She lays on the back of the sofa and Evan's standing up to her right, his right leg over the sofa, fucking her. Spoon position next on their left sides on the sofa. He pulls out and comes on her stomach and she rubs it around.
 
SCENE 6: Chris reads a love letter from Mika then goes over to her house. They're naked on the bed. He licks her left foot then eats her bald pussy while kneeling between her legs then fingers her. He kneels on the bed and she's laying on her stomach in front of him, blowing him. They 69, then reverse cowgirl. She lays back along the foot of the bed. He's standing up in front of her, right knee up on the bed, fucking her while holding her left leg up with both arms. He kneels by her head and comes in her mouth and she sucks the head afterward.
 
BONUS SCENE: This scene is from the DVD 'Strangers When We Meet' and stars Mika and Randy Spears. It's 13 minutes long. Randy's laying on the bed wearing dressy clothes. Mika strips him, then herself. She blows him then puts a condom on him. She rides him for a few seconds then gets on reverse cowgirl then turns around again to face him. She lays on her back, he's standing up by the side of the bed fucking her really hard while holding her left leg up with both arms. He comes on here breasts then she licks his dickhead.
 
BONUS MATERIAL: BEHIND THE SCENES-  This is 18 minutes long and is pretty boring. The only interesting thing is Roxy saying she doesn't swallow semen because it makes her stomach hurt.
 

MY THOUGHTS: This could have been better without the silly plotline. Thankfully Mika is the only one with breast implants. The other girls' have A or B cup breasts and bald pussies. Pink condoms were used throughout and there was no anal play of any kind.

My favorite scene is #3 with Chris and Faith. Second favorite is with Roxy and Talon. I've seen all four of them in other DVDs and have enjoyed those scenes. I'm not sure why but I didn't enjoy Mika's sex scenes, especially with Evan. That's probably due to some of the positions. She's pretty. Chris has this awful habit of smacking the shit out of his dick. It's disturbing.



 
 

SIMPLY SINFUL by Kate Pearce

sinfulPUBLISHING INFO: Aphrodisia, 5/2014
ORIGINAL PUB: Aphrodisia, 2008
GENRE: Fiction/Erotic Historical Romance
SETTING: England, 1817
SERIES: House of Pleasure, #2
PURCHASE: link
AUTHOR SITE: link
MY GRADE: A

FROM PUBLISHER: Forced to wed at a young age, Abigail Beecham is tired of living in a sexless marriage. She longs to succumb to the delicious pleasures of pure carnal lust that she has only read about. And if her husband can't satisfy her erotic needs, she's ready to find a man who can...

Peter Howard is accustomed to unusual sexual requests. His ten years as a slave in a Turkish brothel left him skilled in sensual delights. But there is little that actually arouses him--until he meets Abigail. Now he longs to tease and torment her until she cries out with pleasure. Maybe then he'll finally experience that exquisite feeling of bliss he so desperately desires...

MY THOUGHTS: Boy, did I enjoy this story, which is book two in the series. This story begins two years after the previous book ended and spans 2 1/2 years. It was about Peter and Abby's husband James more than it was about Peter and Abby. This was a bit unusual too as in it's a ménage situation that stays intact throughout the story. It's not a marriage that turns into a threesome situation that goes back to being about Peter and Abby with James not in the picture via death or divorce. He gets the girl in the end, sort of.

There are at least 16 different sex scenes with five being strictly m/m. Those are always my favorite.

Thirty-four year old brown-haired and brown-eyed James is clearly more into men than he is women, specifically his own wife of sixteen years, whom he was forced to wed at 18. She was 16. They rarely have sex together and have no children. James has trouble being sexual with his wife so he invites Peter into their bedroom to help both him and Abby find some sexual enjoyment together.

Abby has very short dark hair and is built like a 'boy', which I find to be a total turnoff for a heroine. I find her to be kinda bland too, a 'go with the flow' type of person, too agreeable.

Peter first appeared in book one, Simply Sexual, as the heroes close friend. He has blond hair and blue eyes. I think he's about 32, same age as Valentin. In this story his relationship with Valentin and Sara, from book one, continues to be rocky. Val helps him learn about his mother and his past before he was abducted and forced to work in a brothel when he was eleven. That info doesn't help his low self-esteem much. I don't normally like when past characters reappear in later books in the series but I did like hearing from Val.

Overall I really liked two of the three main characters and the entire story except right near the end when James went to search for a man from his past. I friggin' love this series.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



IMPULS'O G-SPOT VIBRATOR

 

This toy, Impuls'O, is made by a Dutch company called Shots Toys. It comes in multiple colors. I'm reviewing the purple one, UPC SH7017PUR.

MATERIAL: This is made from top of the line material- silicone. Silicone is hypoallergenic, nonporous, waterproof, and odorless (usually).

MEASUREMENTS: This has an insertable length of 4 1/2".  It's just over 1 1/4" in diameter. It weights 6.5 oz.

LUBE and MAINTENANCE: Use hot soapy water on this. Silicone is also dishwasher safe and boilable (without the bullet inserted, of course.) NEVER use silicone lube on silicone toys or they'll be ruined. You also must use water-based lube with silicone toys. Silicone toys should never directly touch other silicone toys. If they're going to be stored in a box together, wrap each one in something first, such as plastic wrap.


MY THOUGHTS: Bullets in vibrators aren't usually any good and that was the case with this. That's alright though. I bought this to use as a dildo since it looks a lot like Bandito. The bottom part where you insert the bullet is hollow, obviously, and the rest of the dildo is solid silicone. That's why the vibrations can't reach the end of the toy, where they're needed most. Bullets are almost impossible to get out of the slot you put them in so put lube on bullet before inserting it. The bullet takes three LR44 batteries and this supposedly had 10 speeds. I could only get one to work.

This is curved perfectly to achieve a G spot orgasm and I had no trouble having some. I like the loop on the end for hooking my finger in while using it. The toy is a bit cheap and wobbly feeling. It doesn't compare to the afore mentioned Bandito.

I'll have to grade this a B because it's not a good vibrator but is an excellent G spot dildo.

I purchased this toy myself.

FINDING ME: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings by Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford

michelle knightPUBLISHING INFO: Weinstein Books, 5/2014
GENRE: Nonfiction/Memoir/True Crime
PURCHASE: link
MY GRADE: A

FROM PUBLISHER: Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.

Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken.

In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.

MY THOUGHTS: What an ordeal Michelle went through. She suffered the most abuse of them all. Out of the three kidnapped girls, Ariel Castro hated her most, for some reason, and Amanda Berry was clearly his favorite and may not have suffered as much abuse as the other two. Michelle was raped, physically abused, and emotionally abused every day for eleven years and even had five babies beaten out of her. Hopes of seeing her son again one day seems to be the only thing that kept her alive.

She tells of her terrible childhood, her pieces of garbage parents, and her molester. She wasn't even allowed to bathe for the first eight months of her kidnapping, not once. Her hair was so filled with Ariel's semen that it was hard.

Her story is an honest one and for that, the book gets five stars from me. You can read about the kidnappings here.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.