Book Promotion: Family Secrets by Dorit Silverman

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

 

Book:Family Secrets
Author: Dorit Silverman
Genre:
Historical Fiction

 

Publisher: Dorit Silverman
Format: Hardback
Release Date: 5/8/2014

 

Summary:
What would you do if your brother turned out to be your enemy?

When a child tries to understand something about his parents’ relationship, his vision is distorted, funny and touching. If his father has a lover, how could he not be cheating on his wife? Is it possible that all three, and even the lover’s husband knew and agreed to this?

“..Dad tries to Shake off Huda unsuccessfully He’s Stuck to her back. I do not understand what’s happening, should I call for help?..”

Little Abram’s thoughts raced when he saw his father in the workshop studio with his sick mother’s maid, who also happens to be the mother of his best friend. He did not understand why Atef, his best friend, had left him after this incident.

When he grew up he had realized what he had seen. He was furious with his father for his betrayal. The Anger and the hurt had turned into an obsession, as Abram is Jewish and Atef is Arab .
The complex relationship will fascinate you, and all the doubts and questions that arise in the child’s mind, will lead you to gradually uncover this family’s secrets.

 

 

I want to thank Dorit Silverman for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Family Secrets!

 

Book Promotion: Abigail and the Jungle Adventure by Tali Carmi

Today’s book promotion comes from Tali Carmi and his book called Abigail and the Jungle Adventure. If you like children’s books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book: Abigail and the Jungle Adventure
Author: Tali Carmi
Genre: Children’s book, action and adventure, kids books

 

Publisher: Tali Carmi
Format: ebook
Release Date:
5/3/2014

Summary:
Want your kids to be familiar with exotic locations?

Want them to meet cultures and animals, and widen their horizons?

This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail.

Abigail found a magical bicycle in her grandparents’ old house, and this bicycle takes her to the magnificent Amazon jungle.

Who will she meet there? What will she discover?

This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places.

Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the Jungle life.

Your kids will be inspired to be:

1. Open to new people & cultures

2. More curious

3. Enthusiastic about exploring new things.

 

Abigail and the Jungle Adventure is a sweet children’s book written especially for you and your ages 2- 8 children

With simple text and 13 colorful illustrations.

The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers children.

 

  

I want to thank Tali Carmi for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Abigail and the Jungle Adventure!

Review for Dangerous Reflections by Shay West

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My Rating:  4/5

 

Author:  Shay West
Title: Dangerous Reflections

 

Genre:  Young Adult

 

Background:

Amazon Description:
Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out. To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?

Narration: Third person through Alex

 

Opinions: This book is about a fifteen year old girl who finds out that she can travel back time through mirrors – usually an inopportune times. Therefore, the story should generally appeal more the younger young adult audience.

 

Some good things about the book include: Obviously the time travel. Alex is unsure how she able to go back in time, but whatever it is, it can take her to different times and countries. Luckily, for Alex that she is a wiz on history. Unlike usual history lovers that have a particular era that they focus on, Alex loves everything. The concept of having an evil man trying to change history and Alex has to save the day so history stays the same gives the story a new twist. It is also easy to read and moves quickly.

 

A few things that could have been better for me: This book ends in a cliffhanger. The protagonist and antagonist never confront each other in real life. The book ends without resolving her family’s situation. I feel like part of this should have been resolved in the first book. It doesn’t feel like many things are tied up by the end – like it should have been a chapter ending not a book. Also, I think there is an inconsistency with Alex’s movie taste – unless she lied to the one boy.

 

Overall, I think young adults who like history and time travel might enjoy this book. It’s a fun, quick read.

 

Standalone or Part of a Series: First Book in a series

 

Book Promotion: Gospel of Matthew Bible Trivia by Tyra Buburuz

Today’s book promotion comes from Tyra Buburuz and her book called Gospel of Matthew Bible Trivia. If you like Christian book trivia, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book: Gospel of Matthew Bible Trivia
Author: Tyra Buburuz
Genre:
Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Trivia

 

Publisher: Upper Room Productions Inc.
Format: ebook
Release Date:
5/7/2014

Summary:
Containing 967 questions, this book encompasses the entire Gospel of Matthew, in question and Scripture-answer format, all in chronological order.

 

 

The Author:

Tyra Buburuz’s Website: Here
Tyra Buburuz’s Twitter: Here
Tyra Buburuz’s Facebook: Here
Tyra Buburuz’s Youtube: Here
 

Q & A:

What is your favorite book?
The Bible

 

Anything else that you would like to add?
Upper Room Productions Inc. produces Bible based media products to encourage spiritual growth such as DVDs, books and online media.

  

I want to thank Tyra Buburuz for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Gospel of Matthew Bible Trivia!

 

Promo: ‘Ailani by A. J. Llewellyn

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After a bad breakup, Lio rents a cheap house with magical views. It seems the perfect solution, but the house has a haunted connection with an ancient statue. Once unearthed, it gives Lio the power of…THE LAST WARRIOR…

When Lio’s lover cheats on him, he’s forced to give up what he thought was the idyllic romance he’s lived with Maks, including their stunning, scenic Waikiki apartment. He rents a cheap house with magical views on the other side of the island. So why is it so cheap?

He soon becomes haunted by dreams in which a fearsome yet sexy Hawaiian man begs him to rescue him. Lio is certain he’s going nuts until one night in the midst of a tropical rainstorm he follows the man’s urgings and digs a hole in a church graveyard. He finds a gigantic, ancient stone statue with scary eyes…that soon gives Lio the power of…THE LAST WARRIOR…

 

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Excerpt

We shared a slice of the pie I’d never tried before. It was like eating a giant orange Creamsicle. That’s when I remembered why Hau’ula was familiar. I’d come here many, many years ago on a school excursion.

“Isn’t there a great trail into the rainforest around here?” I asked him.

“Why, yes.” He grinned at me.

I recalled quite clearly going with my class. We’d bought ice creams from a portable ice cream stand as we were leaving. Orange Creamsicles.

“Do you hike much?” I asked.

“Every chance I get.”

“Wow, that’s great.”

“You like to hike?” he asked, pushing the last bite of pie toward me.

“Yeah, my ex hated it, though.”

“I’m always up for a hike,” he said. “Give me a shout some time.”

Speaking of shouting, the volume rose considerably with some newcomers so we gave up our table. Outside, I inhaled a mouthful of sweet night air.

He was giving me so many mixed signals, or so I thought. Sometimes he reached out to me, then pulled his hand away. I was certain he was staring at my mouth in a hungry way. I sure as hell wanted him to kiss me. He smiled at me a lot. Maybe he was being kind, but I felt certain we were on a date. When he took me to his own home, I didn’t think I was wrong. His beach cottage sat right on the reef, and I was stunned by his uninterrupted view of the ocean.

Kord’s life seemed to be straight out of my childhood. Everything on the walls and sideboards was found art. He’d discovered gigantic shells, sea glass balls, bleached pieces of driftwood that almost looked like antlers. He’d even made a hammock out of an old fisherman’s net.

He showed me his home office, which took up most of the space. He pointed to the garage. “That’s where I build stuff.”

I had a sense he didn’t bring many people here. I almost felt glad I didn’t see any chick stuff. His home spoke of a solitary existence.

“Take a seat.” He pointed outside. I swung in one of the aged rocking chairs on the lanai as he brought me a beer. Longboard. My favorite.

“You had a recent breakup too,” I said. “Isn’t that what you told Marcella?”

“Sure. It never works out for me with women.” He scowled.

“Why’s that? You’re a great guy. Handsome, hard-working—”

“Thanks. That’s part of the problem. I love to work.”

The words swayed between us like a coconut palm. “I have a hard time with women because…because…”

He didn’t finish the sentence. He didn’t want me to know he was bi. I sensed he didn’t want to give me ideas. It was okay. I didn’t need any. I was too busy licking my own wounds and couldn’t have handled any confusion.

When he dropped me home and kissed me on the lips, I felt my spirit and my body reacting.

“Have a great night,” he said, then watched as I let myself inside Dad’s house.

As I closed and locked the door behind me, I felt something shifting. I couldn’t explain it as I leaned with my back against the blue stained-glass mermaid and felt her coolness seep into my hot skin.

Aaaahhh…something had changed. Something good. I touched my lips. We’d had a great date. No, not a date. He was being kind.

So why did he kiss me?

We’d had a swell time. A gentle time. I hadn’t had such a sweet evening with a man in a very long time. When I’d cleaned my teeth, I fell into bed. I could almost feel his dark hair on my face, his lips on mine. I tasted salty tears. Yeah…something was changing. I didn’t know what.

I dreamed of fishermen’s nets, mad laughter, and mud.

At around three o’clock in the morning, I awoke from a strange dream.

No. They were not coming back. I wouldn’t allow them to come back. Not the dreams. Not those ones. I closed my ears to the voices whispering…

Remember…remember…

I worked very hard to forget. To think of nothing but the soft press of Kord’s lips, wishing for more. So much more.

About the Author

A.J. Llewellyn is an author whose obsession with myth, magic, love, and romance might have led to serious stalking charges had it not been for the ability to write. Thanks to the existence of some very patient publishers, A.J.’s days are spent writing, reading, and dreaming up new worlds. A.J. has definitely stopped Google-searching former boyfriends and given up all ambition to taste-test every cupcake in the universe to produce over 150 published gay erotic romance novels.

A.J. wants you to read them all.

You can find this author lurking on Facebook and Twitter—part-time class clown being another occupation. When not writing or reading, A.J.’s other passions include juggling, kite-boarding, and spending a fortune buying upgrade apps for Diner Dash.

Please connect with A.J. here at:

http://www.ajllewellyn.com

http://www.facebook.com/aj.llewellyn

http://www.twitter.com/ajllewellyn

Book Promotion: Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland by Alinka Rutkowska

Today’s book promotion comes from Alinka Rutkowska and her book called Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland. If you like Children’s Books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland
Author: Alinka Rutkowska
Genre:
Children’s Books

Publisher: Amazon
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
3/9/2014

 

Summary:
“Alinka Rutkowska hit the ball out of the park with this series and this book in particular.” Rating: 5.0 stars from Readers’ Favorite Reviews.

 

Embark on a one-of-a-kind, unprecedented, breathtaking adventure with Maya and Filippo as they travel around the globe on board the “Fun Princess” — a cruise ship full of surprises. Discover their fascinating ports of call, find out what the local customs and traditions are, join the kids in activities at sea, and explore the remarkable world they create through the power of their positive outlook.

 

Maya and Filippo discover Auckland and meet different kinds of people depending on…read the book to find out! Spoiler alert: the kids ride a big hop-on, hop-off explorer bus, where strange things happen. They stop at the famous Sky Tower, where they do something very exciting.

 

The Author: 

Alinka Rutkowska’s Website: Here
Alinka Rutkowska’s Twitter: Here
Alinka Rutkowska’s Facebook: Here
Alinka Rutkowska’s Goodreads: Here
Alinka Rutkowska ‘s Amazon: Here
Alinka Rutkowska’s Linkedin: Here
Alinka Rutkowska’s Google+: Here

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Q & A:

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The best thing about writing this book?
It reminded me of my gap year, at the beginning of which, I met my current husband. We traveled to many exotic locations and had so much fun together. We still do :)

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Where did you get your idea for this story?
I wanted to convey a positive attitude and my love for traveling to the youngest readers.

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What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Come and read my blog at http://www.mayafilippo.com – I’ve got a lot of advice for authors :)

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What is your favorite book?
Too many, I can’t tell.

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

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Anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you :)

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I want to thank Alinka Rutkowska for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland!

 

Book Promotion: Where Is My Home? by Tali Carmi

Today’s book promotion comes from Tali Carmi and her book called Where Is My Home? If you like children’s books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book: Where Is My Home?
Author: Tali Carmi
Genre:
Children’s book, action and adventure, kids books

Publisher: Tali Carmi
Format: ebook
Release Date:
5/2/2014

Summary:
“There is no place like home!

This fun children’s picture book is about a boy with red hair and freckles named Terry, yet everybody calls him Terry Treetop because he loves climbing trees.

Terry is chasing a beautiful butterfly and wants to go back home. But where is Terry’s home?

And how can he find his way home? Does the rabbit in the borrow know?

Does the beaver in the lodge know? Maybe the fawn’s mother knows? Or can Susanne the squirrel help him?

Do your kids love to listen to stories about the habitat and environment of different kinds of animals? Do your children like beautiful picture books?

“”Where Is My Home?”” is a sweet children’s book, written especially for you and your age 2- 6 children with 18 colorful illustrations . The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers children.”

 

I want to thank Tali Carmi for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Where Is My Home?

Review for A Game of Chance by Lauren Linwood

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My Rating:  4/5

Author:  Lauren Linwood
Title: A Game of Chance

Genre:  Historical Fiction/Romance

Background:

Amazon Description:
Lily Frontiere returns from a costly European trip to find her mother has accumulated large gambling debts. Things grow worse as her mother’s health deteriorates and she can no longer run Lucky Lil’s, the most famous whorehouse in San Francisco. Though Lilian shielded her only child from house life by sending her away to boarding school, Lily takes over and poses as Madam Lil. Her intelligence and astonishing resemblance to her mother help, but she’s entering a world she knows little about. Lily tries to extract the house from impending financial ruin until a handsome stranger turns up with the deed to Lucky Lil’s in hand.

Gambler Jed Stone journeys to California to track down Simon Morgan, the man responsible for his best friend’s death. Arrested for robbery and murder upon arrival, he is shocked to see his face on a wanted poster. Jed escapes before his hanging, unaware that the man guilty of those crimes is the twin brother he never knew existed. In a case of mistaken identity, Jed acquires Lucky Lil’s in a rigged card game his twin is meant to win.

Jed asks Madam Lil to stay on as he learns the business. Lily clashes with the new owner over ways to make the establishment profitable, yet she is attracted to the charming risk taker at the same time. Jed is fooled by Lily’s charade until he stumbles upon the real Madam Lil and learns the truth behind Lily’s deception. His admiration for Lily blossoms into love.

But Simon Morgan seeks both Lily’s hand and ownership of Lucky Lil’s—and he will go to any means to possess both. Will Jed foil his nemesis while bringing his outlaw brother to justice?

Opinions: For western historical fiction romance lovers, this is one that you might want to try. The story has an interesting concept of mistaken identities on both main characters.

First, you have Jed whose mother died while giving birth to him. His father takes his twin brother, Cal, and runs off to leave Jed’s mother for dead. However, before she died, she gives birth to another baby boy, Jed. The two have different upbringings but both tangle with gambling. What are the chances of meeting your twin many years later in the same town across the country? And one twin is wanted for major crimes?

The other identity switch is with Lily and her mother. To keep her mother’s business open, Lily dresses up and acts like her mother. Her mother, on the other hand, is very ill and unable to maintain the upkeep of the whorehouse and gaming parlor. Lily tends to like acting like her mother. It’s completely different than her own personality. Lily soon finds herself attracted to Jed, but she doesn’t know if he really loves her or her mother (through her acting.) She also is trying to stay afloat with the business and maintaining a respectable reputation as the daughter of a whorehouse owner.

If that’s not going to keep you interested, let’s add in a little past history of a baddie with all characters mentioned above, but unaware of the full connections. Stir in a millionaire that connects to them as well, but not everyone is aware of it. Finally, include a little romance and jealousy into the mix to get the full story.

The plot moves along well. There is that anticipation of when one identity would be called out and by whom. Will the law arrest the wrong man? Do the people find out about Lily impersonating her mother? Will certain people get revenge? It doesn’t necessarily pan out exactly as I thought it would, so you might have a few surprises to read about.

Narration: Multiple third person

Standalone or Part of a Series: Standalone

Book Promotion: Terry Treetop Finds New Friends by Tali Carmi

Today’s book promotion comes from Tali Carmi and his book called Terry Treetop Finds New Friends. If you like children’s books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book:Terry Treetop Finds New Friends
Author: Tali Carmi
Genre:
Children’s book, action and adventure, kids books

Publisher: Tali Carmi
Format: ebook
Release Date:
4/30/2014

Summary:
Want to Help Your Kids Win Friends?
This is a wonderful book about a boy named Terry, but everybody calls him Terry Treetop because he loves climbing trees.
Terry was alone, so he went on a journey to find new friends to invite to his new tree house.
He almost gives up when a new opportunity comes his way.
Will Terry use this opportunity to find new friends?
This beginner readers eBook series will motivate and inspire your kids to be active about the things they want to achieve in life and not give up on their quest for love and happiness.
Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Terry and the farm animals he meets.

Your kids will be inspired to:
Be self-motivated
Persist and not give up
Win new friends
Terry Treetop Finds New Friends is a sweet children’s book written especially for you and your age 2- 6 children
with simple text and 16 colorful illustrations.
The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers children.

 

I want to thank Tali Carmi for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Terry Treetop Finds New Friends!

 

Promo: A Hint of Cayenne by Decadent Kane

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Two bounty hunting elves must put aside their attraction when a malevolent fairy comes up for grabs. Cayenne and Hawthorne both need the twenty gold reward, but only one can walk away with it.

Cayenne and Hawthorn go toe to toe as they compete against each other, and their attraction, for a bounty that could solve everything…for one of them. Hawthorn has a gambling debt to pay, and Cayenne wants to provide a real home for her sister.

Heat flares between the two despite their differences, which infuriates Cayenne to no end. Hawthorn wants to wring Cayenne’s neck, right after having his way with her. However, his gambling demons come back to haunt them both. The dark drow don’t take kindly to having someone welch on their debts. Can Hawthorn get out of trouble with a dark elf before Cayenne and her sister pay the price?

 

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Excerpt

He didn’t want to have to drag her all the way to a tree. It was bad enough he’d need to tie her up. Elfess plus honey would be a nice treat for the malevolent fairy. He’d be more than willing to come back for a fresh bite. The disease inside him wouldn’t settle for anything less once it smelled the flesh and honey mix, like sugar to ants. There was no other way the bounty would come back otherwise, and if he didn’t pay off his gambling debt, then someone would be sent for him. Sent to hurt him until he paid. Mother Earth forgive him for his trespasses against this female. If he thought the bounty would come for a male dipped in honey, he’d do it himself, but the fear she would put off would be all consuming for the wicked Malevolent that had taken over the creature.

He waited for the trees to surround them, for plenty of space between the hunter office and Cayenne. When she figured out what he was doing to her, he wanted to be far enough no one would hear her foul mouth.

“So where are we headed?” Cayenne asked.

“Go for that skinny tree over to the left.” His voice came out low and even, thankfully. He chose the skinniest tree he could so the rope would fit around it and her. If he worked fast enough and took her by surprise, she wouldn’t know what he was doing until it was too late. Besides, she carried a good right hook, and he didn’t want to feel it again so soon.

Cayenne sauntered over to the brown trunk and stopped. She glanced up the tree and then back down to the ground. “What’s so special about this one?”

Thorn took a deep breath. His heart protested loudly in his chest. If he was going to do this, now was his chance.

He rushed her with the rope stretched out in his hands. She slammed into the tree with an oof. He kept his body pressed roughly up against hers, twisted the rope around her wrists, and then closed his arms around the trunk. His fingers worked quick to tie the knot on the other side.

“What the fuck are you doing?” Her voice came out in a high shrill.

He didn’t answer her. If she was confused and irate, it would increase the lure like whip cream on a human sundae. He hoped she didn’t become too afraid, and as soon as the spell was broken, he’d tell her he’d come back for her. Cayenne struggled against the restraints.

“Hawthorn! You bark rot! What have you done?”

 About the Author

An elfess in human form, Decadent enjoys dipping her fingers into the human realm where she took pen to paper and began the tales of the trouble with elves. Her obsessions include reading, Dean Winchester, and honey.
She will devour your soul with glimpses of the feral ridden drow elves, with their dark skin and soul consuming. She’ll sneak morsels of naughty thoughts to you via goblins, and seduce you into stepping inside the elven realm where females disappear when lust takes over among other elfish troubles.
Beware the sprites.
Follow the wisps.
But never look a drow elf king in the eyes…
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