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Prescription for ratings book review

I’ve read a book I can’t stop thinking about it.  It reminded me of the premise of Running Man, a science fiction novel by Stephen King (but was released under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman in May 1982)  and then made into a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger five years later.  It’s by a new author I have found and started beta reading for. It’s a continuation of the prequel Dystopian Nation City-of State-How to kill Your Senator that sets up the back story for the characters and the dystopian society they live in. I suggest you read this novel first to get to know these people and the world they’re surviving in. I really enjoyed the plot twists and turns and how easy it was to get into these characters heads in this dark, surreal thriller. 
 Dystopian Nation: Prescription for Ratings by Kaisy Wilkerson-Mills and James Courtney is the Big Brother TV show meets the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. The story starts out with introducing us to Dr. Tyler Wright who works at the National Hospital on Layer 7. We soon learn of Tyler’s career ambitions and how torn he is to aspire to them. The committee that he’s now part of begins to introduce him City States new contestants of the TV reality show. Chelle, Harvey, Faye, and Kenneth. They all sit in this glass house eating dinner while population of City State watches eagerly to see what will transpire. 

Chelle– wife of Harvey has been living a wonderful life in D Class layer 7. Things take a turn for the worst and she finds herself a contestant in the reality show. 

Harvey– husband of Chelle, has a comfortable existence working at the air car plant. He loves his wife but is a bit complacent with his career direction. Which then leads him to being a contestant along with Chelle. 

Faye-Nineteen year old sister of Kenneth who wants a better chance at life than living in the slums of layer 6. She leaves behind her family and ends up on City States new reality series. 

Kenneth-younger brother of Faye desperate to stop the fighting and physical abuse his sister suffers from their Mother; the verbal abuse and co-dependency he has inflicted on him daily. He finds himself following in his sisters footsteps of being a reality tv show contestant. 

What follows next you have to read to believe! As the scene changes and it’s every dog for themselves. The writing is superb as Kaisy and James make you really care about these characters and the lives that they’re living. The ebook is now available on Amazon today. Please give it a read and a review and support new authors and their talents. Thank you. ?

Amazon link for Kindle:

City of State-Television Prescription for Ratings- The Contestants 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00ZNQRWSY?ref=aw_sitb_digital-text

Dystopian Nation City of State-How to Kill Your Senator

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00S37N67G/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1435258917&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=dystopian+city+of+state+how+to+kill+your+senator

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Excerpt from City of State Television Perscription for Ratings-The Contestants

“Tonight is the end, 

so forget your friend,

 and grasp at a chance for glory. 

You’re thinking there’s more 

but what’s in store is a house of horrors-

how gory.”

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The Story of Lansing Lotte book review

  

This is a book review that almost never was written. I was having WordPress app issues and my posts were disappearing, not publishing, saving, or allowed to post pictures. I’m so relieved  that everything is now working properly after deleting and reloading the app and I can share my review with you today. 

Book Review

This is a continuation from the first book The Legend of Arturo King that leaves the reader with a cliffhanger at the end. The Story of Lansing Lotte introduces us more to Lansing, the sexy guitar player in the rock band the Nights. An event happens and his best friend and lead singer Arturo King has gone missing. Leaving behind his devastated fiancée Guenivere Degrance. It’s up to the authorities and the members of the band to piece together what happened. Lansing’s heart belongs to Guenivere and if he can’t have her he’ll find someone beautiful to warm his bed. Enter the characters Elaine Corbin and Layne Alcolat to spice things up and a some drama to Lansing’s life.  I enjoyed reading this sequel in the Legendary Rockstar series. L.B. Dunbar weaves an intriguing plot with these characters in a modern day King Arthur’s court. I loved the dialogue present in this book, told from Lansing’s point of view. His character became fascinating to me the more I read. As I was prepared to not like him as he’s the “bad boy” rock and roller. I suggest the reader first read The Legend of Arturo King to get an idea of the depth of the characters and how they will play out in the sequel. There is mature adult sexual content and language so I would give this book an 18 + rating. There’s so many twist and turns so buckle up and enjoy the ride! Here’s a teaser to introduce you to Lansing and one of his conquests. 

 

Purchase Links:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1bMQMl7
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1Jw2I8E

Barnes And Noble: http://bit.ly/1JMd2WY

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1bMRkYd

 

The Legend Of Arturo King

 Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Hyb39K

Barnes And Noble: http://bit.ly/1AYLPKd

 
 

Book Excerpt

“Because I know you love her and that must hurt.”

“I…I don’t know if I’m capable of love, Lila. All I seem to do is destroy women, and myself.” She reached a shaky hand for me and pushed my longish bangs back from my forehead. It was surprisingly comforting. 

“I don’t believe that she said.” “I just think you just have difficulty in choosing a safe one.”

Synopsis:(told from Lansing Lotte’s point of view) 

*WARNING:* Adult content ahead. 

 I get it. I’ve heard the jokes. My name sounds like some medieval character who was a hero. Hell, my best friend’s named Arturo King. Ring any medieval bells? But this is my story and I’m no hero. I also get the jokes. Lancelot is a play on the words lance and lot, and a lance refers to a sword, which is a euphemism for dick. What does a man do with his dick? He fucks. A lot. So if my name is Lansing Lotte, I must be “fucking lot.” Get it? Fucking a lot? Which I’m not saying I don’t, that’s not the point. Another reference to something sexual. Get my point? Huh, I made a punny. But again this is my story, and I haven’t done anything funny. In fact, I’ve killed three women, and only one of them I loved. Yeah, that’s right? Not laughing now. It’s not funny. And I’m definitely no fucking hero.

About The Author

 L.B. Dunbar loves to read to the point it might be classified as an addiction. The past few years especially she has relished the many fabulous YA authors, the new genre of New Adult, traditional romances, and historical romances. A romantic at heart, she’s been accused of having an overactive imagination, as if that was a bad thing. Author of the Sensations Collection, Sound Advice, Taste Test, Fragrance Free, Touch Screen, and the upcoming Sight Words, she is also author of the Legendary Rock Star series, beginning with The Legend of Arturo King. She grew up in Michigan, but has lived in Chicago for longer, calling it home with her husband and four children.

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Bonus Playlist:

Alone – Heart

See You Again – Carrie Underwood
Still Into You – Paramore
(You Want To) Make A Memory – Bon Jovi 
Come To Me – The Goo Goo Dolls
Run – feat. Sugarland – Matt Nathanson
Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth
Lonely Tonight (featuring Ashley Monroe) – Blake Shelton
Colorblind – Counting Crows
Make You Feel My Love – Adele 
Stay – Rihanna 
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye
Start of Something Good – Daughtry
I Touch Myself – Divinyls
Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse
It Was Always You – Maroon 5
Superman Tonight – Bon Jovi
Endlessly – Green River Ordinance
Love Someone – Jason Mraz
Almost Is Never Enough – Ariana Grande
Say Something – A Great Big World, Christina Agullera
Without You – Max 
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Sorry – Buckcherry
All I Wanted – Paramore
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
All In – Lifehouse
By Your Side – Tenth Avenue North
Turning Page – Sleeping At Last
Marry Me – Jason Derulo
You & I (Nobody In The World) – John Legend
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Spotify link: 
http://open.spotify.com/user/12176731284/playlist/5kRMpLpA4VretzwytsqBtB



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