Review for Clove and the Twins by Nicoletta Barrie

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My Rating: 5/5 [child rating]

Author:  Nicoletta Barrie
Title: Clove and the Twins

Genre:  Children’s Adventure

Background:

Amazon Description:
This Labrador Dog Story begins with Channel and Bezel Sini, ten-year-old spokesgirls for Dogs Forever – a Dog rescue. They knew their involvement in an advertising campaign for homeless dogs would be exciting. But not until they adopted a feisty dog, a labrador named Clover did they realize just what a rollercoaster ride it would be.

One night prior to the start of the campaign tour, the twins are awakened by Clover talking in her sleep and making running motions with her legs. Bezel and Channel wake up Clover who explains that she was separated from her dog family on Christmas Eve when a terrifying outlaw she calls Red Eyes tried to capture them in their home in the Chicago trainyard. Clover was successful in luring Red Eyes away from her family, but in the process she hopped on a freight train headed for New York City.

The girls eventually discover that Clover is one of the Cloverleaf Dogs, a line of dogs who, legend has it, rescued people and pets during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

The Dogs Forever advertising campaign serves two purposes for Clover and the twins. The first is Dogs Forever’s goal of raising awareness about homeless dogs. And the second is more personal. When they get to the last destination, Chicago, Bezel and Channel have the personal goal of helping Clover find her dog family.

What surprises and frightens Clover and the twins right out of the gate is that they are followed from city to city on the tour by a man in the crowds. As it turns out, Red Eyes did not give up when Clover escaped from him in the Chicago trainyard, and he is determined to capture her again.

Opinions:

This book is geared towards children, but I think an older audience might enjoy it, too. The story is easy to follow and has enjoyable characters – such as Clover, a talking dog. When Clover gets separated from her family due to an unsavory man, she must find her way back. With the help of two twins, they have to figure what happened. The twins learn a few lessons along the way. The story also brings about the importance in responsibility, caring, and loyalty. The story leaves off for another adventure. Children who like adventures and dogs should like this book.

Book Promotion: Vegetarian Weight Loss by Jonathan Vine

Today’s book promotion comes from Jonathan Vine and his book called Vegetarian Weight Loss. If you like weight loss books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book: Vegetarian Weight Loss
Author: Jonathan Vine
Genre:
Vegetarian, weight loss

Publisher: Jonathan Vine
Format: ebook
Release Date: 
5/23/2014

Summary:
Want to lose those extra pounds and live a healthy lifestyle?
The best new vegetarian weight loss diet. Start today and lose weight instantly!
Vegetarian Weight Loss is written for anyone who wants to lose weight fast while following one of the healthiest and easiest ways to eat! Not only will you start to feel great but you will be shedding all those unwanted pounds too!
Most people, when they start to look at becoming a vegetarian can be slightly overwhelmed at all of the different information out there. Especially when it comes to losing weight and staying healthy at the same time! That is why I wrote this book. I wanted to clear up a lot of that confusion and give you a very simple, quick to read guide to losing weight from eating like a vegetarian.
In “Vegetarian Weight Loss” you will discover:
• How being vegetarian helps you lose weight – the scientific proof is all there, being vegetarian will make you lose weight!
• The health benefits of the vegetarian diet – all the great things you can expect to experience with this fantastic way of eating
• Vegetarian Sources Of Vitamins And Protein – this chapter is crucial if you are going to remain healthy whilst being a vegetarian!
• Foods To Eat And Foods To Avoid – an easy to read guide of all the great foods you can eat, but also the ones that you should avoid!
• Tips For Weight Loss Success – use my special tips to boost and accelerate your weight loss and good health!
• 28 delicious, mind blowing Vegetarian Weight Loss Recipes – all my very best vegetarian recipes to help you lose weight!
• And much more…
The Vegetarian Weight Loss diet is really simple and fun to follow, whether you go vegan or vegetarian your body will experience a complete transformation!
This book is pure cutting-edge content from someone who has spent the past 3 years and thousands of hours of research testing and refining what really works to bring you only the best of the best recipes, methods , and weight loss tips.


I want to thank Jonathan Vine for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Vegetarian Weight Loss!

 

Promo: Mercury Rising by Rebekah Lewis

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Nymphs in peril, obsessive gods, females who literally cannot admit when they’re wrong, and unruly satyrs. Just another typical day for Hermes.

When Zeus refuses to demand Apollo release Daphne from captivity in Olympus, the only option left is for Hermes to free the nymph himself. A simple task for a god with his skillset, but risking the wrath of Apollo never went well for anyone.

However, imprisoned nymphs aren’t distraction enough when a former flame crashes back into Hermes’ life. It’s been a long time since he laid eyes on Hybris, and the timing couldn’t be worse. As the goddess of hubris, she has many quirks—such as being incapable of apologizing. And no matter how much she tries to assure him she can be trusted, the memory of her betrayal remains.

As they formulate a plan to rescue Daphne, Hermes soon suspects no threat is greater than the tribulations of the heart.

Don’t miss the first part of The Adventures of Hermes, a companion series to The Cursed Satyroi.

 

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Excerpt

“I don’t have time for this, Hy. I have things to do. Important things.” A promise made to a satyr, one Hermes intended to keep. A damsel in distress. Heroics and all.

Hybris yawned. “Yeah. I see. Meandering around California and swimming at the beach is a matter of life or death.”

Shaking his head, he opened the glass door into the house. He attempted to shut it behind him, but she shoved past. Hermes made an extensive effort not to notice she still smelled like pomegranates.

He failed.

“Well, I was waiting for Zeus to summon me before you showed up with your judgy…judginess.” He closed the door and turned back to find her relaxing on his couch, despite her soaking wet clothing. Rude.

She studied her nails. “And did he?”

“Not yet.”

“Then you aren’t doing anything important.” Her gaze flicked down to his groin. “Yet.” Standing, Hybris advanced toward him.

“No. Oh, no, no, no. No.” Hermes rocketed away and hovered out of her immediate reach. “We are so not going there again. Not this time. Not this day. Not happening.” Was she for real? After all she’d done, she wanted sex from him?

Unsure if his ego or her influence on his personal hubris affected him, a warm smugness took hold. He’d always been cocky, but she could bring it out to the maximum.

“And why not? I’m a beautiful woman, you desire me, and you have an open schedule. Take off your pants and pleasure me.”

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About the Author

Rebekah Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She is an award-winning cover artist for digital publishers, and enjoys every minute of it when not immersed into a world of satyrs and Greek gods. Always feeling the need to be productive, she can be found creating something whether with words or images, or with arts and crafts. She resides in Savannah, GA with her cat, Bagheera.

If you would like to follow Rebekah on social media or contact via email, use the following information:

Website: http://www.rebekah-lewis.com

Email: lewis.rebekah@rocketmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebekahLewisAuthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6537317.Rebekah_Lewis

Twitter: @RebekahLLewis

 

Book Promotion: The Secrets To Self-Love by Matt Cama

Today’s book promotion comes from Matt Cama and his book called The Secrets To Self-Love. If you like books on advice, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:The Secrets To Self-Love
Author: Matt Cama
Genre:
Advice & How to Happy

 

Publisher: Matt Cama
Format:
ebook
Release Date:
5/20/2014

 

Summary:
Discover How You Can Discover, Love And Embrace Even More Of The True ‘You’!

In this transformational book by Matt Cama, founder of Health To Build Wealth, you’ll discover:

You are here for a specific purpose, and discovering it will help you gain more direction and fulfilment in life.

You are here to be full of life and energy. The best way to reach it is by following the 8 pillars to pure health and vitality.

How you can create new values and beliefs to create more happiness in your life.

How you can create more confidence and embrace the true “you”.

In The Secrets To Self-Love, legendary peak performance coach Matt Cama reveals to you the self-love fundamentals for discovering, loving and embracing who you truly are.

 

The Author:

Matt Cama’s Website: Here
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I want to thank Matt Cama for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Secrets To Self-Love!

 

Book Promotion: Bex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll by Cristian Matheson

Today’s book promotion comes from Cristian Matheson and his book called Bex, Drugs &Rock ‘n’ Roll. If you like Humour books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book:Bex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll
Author: Cristian Matheson
Genre:
Humour

 

Publisher: Essence
Format:
Hardback, Paperback, ebook, Audio, audio is coming this month
Release Date:
5/22/2014

 

Summary:
A comedic, psychedelic, rock and roll, coming of age story. If you love Charles Bukowski, David Sedaris and John Birmingham, you’ll love this. It’s a batch of dysfunctional, zany yet poignant tales. Inside you’ll meet characters like Balloon-Head Ed, the sociopathic neighbor, the startled prostitutes, Trixie and Destiny, a transsexual terrier, an angry and drunken town, a disabled comedian, and one very hung over and naughty boy.

So what are you waiting for?

“A hilarious batch of tales” The Emerald News

“Funny and quirky” Mackay Mercury Times

“4 out of 4 stars” online book club review

http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=17863

Q & A:

Where did you get your idea for this story?

Cris got the comedy itch when he co-wrote the Alien Television Workshop variety series which aired last millennium in Australia and also in England (he’s getting old). His previous jobs weren’t so glamorous and included picking out cigarette butts from hot tar and impersonating a Latino. He lives in Rockhampton and spends his time teaching, creating music with The Falling Echoes, an art rock band, running Stargate Activation Meditations and telling stories.

 

 

I want to thank Cristian Matheson for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Bex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll!

 

Review for Witchrise by Victoria Lamb

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My Rating: 4 /5

Author:  Victoria Lamb
Title: Witchrise

Genre:  Paranormal

Background:

Amazon Description:
Only one witch can rise above the coming storm

When Tudor witch Meg Lytton receives an unexpected legacy—her mother’s magical wand, ring and spellbook—she has no idea her future happiness is in danger. For the witchfinder Marcus Dent is back in her dreams, and he will use any weapon to gain her newfound powers for himself.

Now Meg must discover the secret of Invictus—her mother’s magical ring. Summoned back to Hatfield, she knows a battle is coming. But Meg is no longer alone in her struggle against Dent. Surrounded by her friends, she faces her greatest challenge head-on: losing Alejandro, her beloved. For it seems the Spanish novice has been keeping secrets from them all.

Powers clash and hearts break in the spellbinding third book of The Tudor Witch Trilogy

Narration: First Person through Meg

Standalone or Part of a Series: Third book of a trilogy

Opinions:

**May contain spoilers for the prior two books**

[First of all, I have to admit that this was my own fault when I put in to win the book off of Goodreads. I did not realize that this book was part of a trilogy – and in fact, the last book. I have not read the first two books. Therefore, this review is based solely on me reading the last book as a standalone – which can be done. The only downside – besides missing what really happened in full detail from the other two books – is that the characters already knew each other and built relationships. I was unable to get the full effect of that in the last book.]

The story continues to follow Meg, a witch, from Tudor England. Meg tends to be outspoken and unwilling to yield in a man’s world – including magick. She must face Marcus Dent, a witchfinder, who has been given magick unintentionally by Meg herself. He is power hungry and a straightforward bad guy. Meg also has to deal with her love interest, Alejandro, who wants to marry her but does not want her to keep her magick once married. Richard, John Dee’s apprentice, continues to love Meg. At points, she is confused about Alejandro and Richard. I might have missed a few things in the other books, but the love side of the story seems to be fairly obvious rather than a complex love triangle. Elizabeth (currently exiled by Queen Mary) is a little weak for what I pictured her. She shows her royalty periodically in the book, but not the spitfire that I would imagine her to be.

The story moves along swiftly. Many things happen in the book. I have a feeling it was very similar to the last two books with action. It includes magic, deception, fights, and spying. Because this is the final book, Meg must decide her fate – magick or love – and defend that against Dent and the witchfinders.

Book Promotion: BORN OF DESIRE AND BLOOD: BOOK ONE OF THE BAOBHAN SITH TRILOGY by Corey Harper

Today’s book promotion comes from Corey Harper and his book called BORN OF DESIRE AND BLOOD: BOOK ONE OF THE BAOBHAN SITH TRILOGY. If you like paranormal erotic romance, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:BORN OF DESIRE AND BLOOD: BOOK ONE OF THE BAOBHAN SITH TRILOGY
Author: Corey Harper
Genre:
paranormal erotic romance

 

Publisher: Corey Harper Books
Format:
ebook
Release Date:
4/24/2014

 

Summary:
His thirst for vengeance. Her desire for his touch. Their chase through eternity.

“Kenzi” Katherine MacKenzie is being hunted by Duncan Munroe. For four hundred years he has searched for her, their immortal baobhan sith bodies immune to age, her crime against him driving his thirst for vengeance. His need to be free of the sith curse.

But what he discovers when he captures her—what they both discover in each other—upends their centuries-long chase into something far greater. Something frightening.

Something eternal.

[18+ adult readers. Story is a paranormal erotic romance, containing D/s themes and some BDSM. Not suitable for all readers.]

 

The Author:

Corey Harper’s Website: Here
Corey Harper’s Twitter: Here
Corey Harper’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

Anything else that you would like to add?

I write erotic romance fiction, mostly paranormal, all with M/f D/s spice. (Spanking may be included.) And always with a HEA (Happily Ever After).

I write characters that lead with their hearts, think with their brains, and explore their passions with everything else.

And yes, I am a Dom.

To learn more about me, and why a man like me writes erotic romance stories, read my interview at Smashwords at:

https://www.smashwords.com/interview/CoreyHarperBooks

 

 

I want to thank Corey Harper for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read BORN OF DESIRE AND BLOOD: BOOK ONE OF THE BAOBHAN SITH TRILOGY!

 

Promo: Asylum by Dana Wright

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ISBN: 978-1-77101-393-2

By Dana Wright

Heat Rating: 1

Word Count: 16435

Release Date: October 10, 2014

 

The voices of the past are alive behind the iron gates of Bremore Asylum. Can Rachel and Matt deduce its secrets before it’s too late?

When Rachel agrees to take the job investigating the disappearance of a fellow ghost hunter at Bremore Asylum, she is totally unprepared for the sexy and stubborn psychic debunker Matt Rutledge to be a part of the package. Can these two opposing forces find the answers behind the asylum’s crumbling walls before they become the newest victims to the asylum’s grim history?

 

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Excerpt

Rachel narrowed her eyes. What little hold she held on her frayed temper snapped. Self-doubt flared, but she stamped it out as quickly as it came.

“What’s that supposed to mean?” She stepped forward, hands clenched into fists, her foot brushing against the luggage. Her hoodie slid off the suitcase and flopped unceremoniously into the dirt.

“We haven’t even started on the project and you’re trying to displace me already?”

Rutledge stepped back, surprise clear on his lightly parted lips. Lips she apparently still wanted to kiss, damn his eyes. God, what was wrong with her?

“My friend almost died because of a mistake I made. But you’re already aware of that, aren’t you, Mr. High and Mighty? Listen to me and listen good. I’m here because my grandmother needs me. I’m a damn fine ghost hunter, which you would already know if you bothered to see beyond what happened to Jeannie.” She poked her finger into his chest and had the satisfaction of seeing him wince.

Matt stepped back and held up his hands, a ruddy flush creeping up his cheeks. “Okay. I was out of line. Truce?” He bent down and carefully picked up her hoodie, handing it to her gingerly.

“Thank you, Mr. Rutledge.” Rachel snatched the hoodie from his hands and tied it around her waist with a firm yank. She didn’t want to chance it falling in the dirt again and it was going to be a long weekend. At the rate they were going, it was going to be a full-on ice storm between them.

A flash of humor crossed his face. “Do you think maybe you could call me Matt?”

“That depends.”

“On what?” Matt cocked his eyebrow with surprise.

“On whether you can stop dissecting me like one of your frauds.”

 

About the Author

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Dana Wright has always had a fascination with things that go bump in the night. She is often found playing at local bookstores, trying not to maim herself with crochet hooks or knitting needles, watching monster movies with her husband and furry kids or blogging about books. More commonly, she is chained to her computers, writing like a woman possessed. She is currently working on several children’s stories, young adult fiction, romantic suspense, short stories and is trying her hand at poetry. She is a contributing author to Ghost Sniffer’s CYOA, Siren’s Call E-zine in their “Women in Horror” issue in February 2013 and “Revenge” in October 2013, a contributing author to Potatoes!, Fossil Lake, Of Dragons and Magic: Tales of the Lost Worlds, Undead in Pictures, Potnia, Shadows and Light, Dark Corners, Wonderstruck, Shifters: A Charity Anthology, Dead Harvest, Monster Diaries (upcoming), Holiday Horrors and the Roms, Bombs and Zoms Anthology from Evil Girlfriend Media. She is the author of Asylum due out in October 2014.   Dana has also reviewed music for Muzikreviews.com specializing in New Age and alternative music and has been a contributing writer to Eternal Haunted Summer, Nightmare Illustrated, Massacre Magazine, Metaphor Magazine, The Were Traveler October 2013 edition: The Little Magazine of Magnificent Monsters, the December 2013 issue The Day the Zombies Ruled the Earth. She currently reviews music at New Age Music Reviews and Write a Music Review.

 

Follow Dana’s reviews:

Twitter: @danawrite

Author site: http://danawrightauthor.wix.com/danawright

Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/danawrightauthor

 

Book Promotion: The Strawberry Garden by Lia Yaffe Talmor

Today’s book promotion comes from Lia Yaffe Talmor and his book called The Strawberry Garden. If you like Children’s books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book: The Strawberry Garden
Author: Lia Yaffe Talmor
Genre:
Children’s book, action and adventure,kids books

 

Publisher: Lia Yaffe Talmor
Format:
ebook
Release Date:
5/26/2014

 

Summary:
This children’s book is most suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for older children.
A perfect bedtime story that expands children’s vocabulary.

 

 

I want to thank Lia Yaffe Talmor for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Strawberry Garden!

 

Book Promotion: Legionnaire by James Gawley

Today’s book promotion comes from James Gawley and his book called Legionnaire. If you like Historical Fiction, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book: Legionnaire
Author: James Gawley
Genre:
Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Publisher: Amazon
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
12/15/2013

Summary:
Primus has pledged to live and die beside his brothers. But is he ruthless enough to earn their respect?

Praise for Legionnaire:

“Stands out among the others like a beacon on a dark winter night.” –Cindy Callens, Draumr Kopa Blog

“I’m hooked, waiting for the next installment!” –David H. Birley, Amazon Vine Voice

“This book is a thoroughly enjoyable read.” – Eileen Granfors, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

Primus is the only son of the legendary general Marcus Seneca. In the wake of a civil war, he has grown to the cusp of manhood far from home, exiled along with his father’s army to the heart of the Boreal forest. Tested as much by his brutal comrades as the savage cold, he burns to prove himself a soldier worthy of his father’s name. But when a dangerous mission throws him into the center of the general’s schemes, Primus is confronted with the ugly truth behind his father’s towering reputation. With enemies closing in and treachery weakening the ranks around him, Primus must decide what he is willing to sacrifice in order to survive.

The Author:

James Gawley’s Website: Here

Q & A:

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Be honest. If you’re not terrified by what you’re exposing, you’re not doing your job.

What is your favorite book?
Robin Hobb’s “Assassin’s Hobb”

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee of course!


I want to thank James Gawley for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Legionnaire!