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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!

 

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!

 

Book Tour: The Banovic Siblings by Gillian Felix

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Summary

Banovic Siblings – Friends & Liars

College boy Kevin Banovic’s casual affair with Savi DaCosta suited him perfectly. Things change when he finds out that Savi is his mom’s high school bestie. When Kevin tries to end their affair, Savi blackmails him. After Kevin rescues Savi’s stepdaughter, L’Wren, from her abusive boyfriend, he can’t stop thinking about her. He must find a way to handle Savi, protect L’Wren, and keep his sanity.

Bad girl Adriana Banovic is pleased with herself for getting her nemesis expelled from Westwood Academy. As feelings between her and her latest victim Haze Lyndon escalate, an unexpected rival discovers her secret and threatens to expose her. With emotions on the line, will her new rival beat her at her own game or end up another casualty of Adriana’s wrath?

Zax Banovic has it all. Tall and handsome, he’s an academic genius, with a killer smile and a heart of gold. When his best friend gets into trouble, he feels responsible and covers for him. But his best friend is not as honorable and has other plans for Zax.

The Banovic Siblings learn that blackmail is a gift that keeps on giving. This is the second book in the Family Portrait novel series.

If you like shows like the original Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210 and Nashville, where the guys and girls are hot and the schemes are hotter, you will like The Banovic Siblings.

The Banovic Siblings (Family Portrait V.2):

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H1AQ8H6

Changes (Family Portrait V.1):

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EADYMCA

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Excerpt

Chapter 19: Cocktails and Dreams

L’Wren entered Bacchanal Jake’s with two of her girlfriends. While their intention was to have fun and enjoy the attention of guys, her mission was to see Kevin Banovic again. She knew he worked there and, without alerting her friends to her plan, casually chose Jake’s as the hangout spot for the evening.

She hated the way they’d left things. Why did she care what he thought of her? He was just some guy—some guy who cared enough to stand up for her and got hurt in the process. She carried around immense guilt, and he’d made her feel worst when she tried to apologize. She had no idea what she was going to say to him. She just knew that she had to see him again.

They ordered drinks and found a booth. L’Wren’s eyes combed the room, her breath unsteady, her palms sweaty and her stomach in knots. Maybe he had the night off.

L’Wren’s friends noticed her distraction.

“Hey, what’s going on with you?” one friend asked.

“Nothing.” She smiled nervously.

A couple of guys came over with drinks for the girls. They began chatting them up. L’Wren was not interested. She just smiled and nodded and kept an eye out for Kevin.

Her hopes began to fade after an hour. L’Wren was about ready to leave when she spotted Kevin. She took a deep breath. The air in the room was getting tight again. She watched as he flirted with a woman at the bar. The scene reminded her of Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail, minus the bar theatrics.

She felt a twinge in the pit of her stomach that surprised her. The guy next to her said something, but she didn’t hear him. Her mind was focused on Kevin. Mentally she tried to muster courage and find something to say to him.

Her legs felt heavy as she stood and walked over to the bar. With every step her heart pounded harder and faster. As she got closer, she straightened her spine, lifted her head, and steadied her breath. She walked straight towards the end of the bar where he stood still chatting up the brunette, who looked like she was ready to ravish him. Kevin said something to her, and she smiled, then tossed her long mane, retrieved her cell phone, and touched hers with his.

Kevin stood up and looked at L’Wren. The brunette shot her a menacing look.

“What can I get you?” he asked as if she was a complete stranger.

“I just thought I’d come over and introduce myself,” she heard herself say. New-formed confidence took over. “Hi, I’m L’Wren.” She extended her arm.

The brunette’s eyes switched between them. She eventually walked away without saying a word.

“What are you doing?” Kevin asked.

“Starting over.”

Kevin was unsure where she was going with this but played along. “Kevin, nice to meet you.” He gently shook her hand.

“I’d like a martini, please. Shaken not stirred.” She perched herself on the bar stool.

They looked at each other for a moment, and then started to laugh at the obvious James Bond reference.

It was late when L’Wren’s friends said their goodbyes and left her at the bar.

Kevin served drinks, and then returned his attention to her.

It was last call when Kevin walked her to her car. “You okay to drive, or should I call for a cab?”

“Kevin,” she leaned in close to him, “when you weren’t looking, I ordered diet Sprite from the other bartender.”

“What about the martini?”

“I don’t drink martinis. I sent it to my girlfriend.”

“Oh, I feel so duped, seriously?”

She nodded affirmative.

“Since we’re confessing … I saw you the minute you walked into Jake’s.”

“Liar! You were nowhere around.”

“I was in the back room … I wanted to see if you were waiting for someone.”

“I don’t believe you. You can’t stand to be duped.” She laughed.

Kevin watched her as she got into her white Prius V and drove away.

L’Wren looked at him in the rearview mirror and smiled. That turned out better than she’d expected.

As she pulled into her driveway, she hummed ‘Kokomo’, the theme song from Cocktail. The house was dark, and she knew no one was home. Leighann had gone to the game with Zax, and who knew where Savi was. L’Wren smiled as she thought about Zax and Leighann. Those Banovic boys had charm. If Zax was anything like his brother, Leighann was a lucky girl. Just then she heard footsteps and turned around quickly.

“Jeff! You scared me.” She playfully punched him.

“Hey, baby.” He kissed her. “Here let me.” He took the keys and opened the door for her.

They began turning on the lights.

“I didn’t realize we were supposed to get together tonight,” she said, feeling uneasy.

“Do I need an appointment to see my girl?”

“No … if I knew you were coming over, I would have gotten here sooner.” She busied herself in the kitchen.

“Where were you?”

“Traffic on the 405 was a bitch.”

“Where did you say you were again?”

“Out with a couple of friends. No place special.”

“You could have called me. I would have gone to no place special with you.”

“Jeff, we talked about this. You can’t have a cow every time I go out with my friends.”

“You never invite me anywhere with your friends. Are you ashamed of me?” Jeff towered over her.

“Don’t be silly. It was just us girls. None of them had their boyfriends with them.”

“Did you have a good time?”

“Yes.” She tried to walk away from him, but she was trapped between the counter and Jeff.

He boxed her in with his arms. “Did guys hit on you?”

“What? No.” She tried to move his arm, but it was firmly planted against the counter. “Why don’t we go in the living room and talk,” she suggested, trying to sound calm.

“Why can’t you look me in the eye and tell me that guys didn’t hit on you?”

“Jeff, I think you should leave.”

“Is he coming over? Is that why you want me to leave?” Jeff raised his voice.

L’Wren knew what was coming next. She braced herself for him to either punch her in the gut or pull her hair. He wouldn’t slap her face; he didn’t like to leave visual bruises. He couldn’t have his friends know that he beat up on his girlfriend. He was quarterback of the football team and had a reputation to uphold. She gripped the counter as he yanked on her hair, tugging her head back, causing her to bump her head on the overhead cupboard.

“I have absolutely no qualms about putting a bullet through your brain right now,” Savi said calmly.

Jeff turned around to face the business end of Savi’s shiny silver revolver. L’Wren gasped. Something in her eyes told him that she meant it.

“As far as I’m concerned, you broke into my daughter’s house. I came home and found you roughing her up … a plausible story … for the police.”

Jeff held her gaze.

She clicked the gun. “Bounce.”

Jeff did as he was told. Savi walked out behind him and locked the door. L’Wren was still shivering in the kitchen.

“Where do you find those losers?” Savi asked casually. She set the gun down on the counter and poured herself a glass of wine.

L’Wren stared at the gun. She had never seen one up close before. “Why do you have a gun?”

“Target practice.” Savi drank the wine and poured another. This time she also poured a glass for L’Wren, whose hands were shaking so badly that she could barely hold the glass.

“I don’t want to be around it.”

“Then move out.” Savi picked up the offending object and walked out into the living room.

L’Wren followed. “This is my house. You’re a guest.”

Savi placed the gun in her Dior handbag.

“What if Leighann finds it?” L’Wren continued.

“It’s not a dildo, for Christ’s sake.” Savi headed to her room and shut the door.

Book Blitz: Double Happiness by Tony Brasunas

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Book Details

Author: Tony Brasunas

Edition: First Edition

Format: eBook, Paperback and Hard Cover

Publication Date: December 12, 2013

Publisher: Torchpost

ISBN13: 9780991166244

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 Book Synopsis

At twenty-two, Tony Brasunas had never left the United States, nor taught a class on anything. The journey that changed him forever, that broke open his heart and awakened his mind, began in a high school classroom in hot, coastal Guangzhou, China, and culminated on the plateaus of Tibet.

A journey into the heart of a changing China and through the soul of a young American, Double Happiness is a groundbreaking story of spiritual awakening in the era of globalization.

This is a tale for armchair travelers, English teachers, China buffs, adventure backpackers, young people in their twenties and thirties seeking a place in this shrinking world, and readers of all ages curious about a young man’s coming of age in a foreign land.

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Author Bio

Tony Brasunas grew up on a commune in West Virginia. Before leaving for China, as a teenager at Amherst College, he studied Chinese, music, writing, and Computer Science, and meandered into a thoughtful and lonely social and political conservatism.

Directionless after college, perhaps expecting something more from the planet, Tony applied just after the deadline to Princeton in Asia, and he was swiftly bundled off to Guangzhou, China, to teach English. The ensuing journey broke him open. His body tasted death in hospitals and Tibetan monsoons, his heart opened up and slammed shut and opened again, and some unknown inner sage awoke and suggested he trust his intuition.

Double Happiness: One Man’s Tale of Love, Loss, and Wonder on the Long Roads of China (Forthcoming, December 12, 2013, from Torchpost) masterfully retells that awakening against a backdrop of a modern, changing China.

Excerpts from the manuscript have appeared in the book China, an anthology of travel writing on China published by Travelers’ Tales Press, and in Travelmag , a British online travel magazine.

How Many Books Did You Read Off of My List for 2013?

Here are all the book that I read in 2013. How many did you read? Did you read any of mine?

(in alpha order according to the title)

220 2:20 by Holly Hook

25 prefect days 25 Perfect Days by Mark Tullus

regency A Counterfeit Betrothal/The Notorious Rake by Mary Balogh

a time for change A Time for Change by Mel Comley

The Amber Rooms Amber Rooms by Ian Hocking

angel diaries Angel Diaries by Larissa Hinton

beauty and the beast fairy tale collection Beauty and the Beast (Faerie Tale Collection #1) by Jenni James

betrayal-of-thieves.mobi Betrayal of Thieves by C. Greenwood

beyond the highland mist Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

Binding Spell Binding Spell by Christine Pope

bol Blood of the Lamb by Sam Cabot

brightside Brightside by Mark Tullus

broken elements Broken Elements by Mia Marshall

caller of light Caller of Light by T. J. Shaw

catherine mists of time Catherine Mists of Time by Romanie Brooke

celtic storm Celtic Storms by Delaney Rhodes

charmed Charmed by Erica Ridley

choice Choice by Jean Booth

cloud nine Cloud Nine by Melissa A. Smith

cobweb bride Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian

come pour the wine Come Pour the Wine by Cynthia Freeman

Coralina Corelina by Anita Valle

Dark Whispers Dark Whispers by Krista D. Ball

darkness rising Darkness Rising by Peter Koevari

daughter cell Daughter Cell by Jay Hartlove

deja vu Deja Vu by Ian Hocking

d Demigod Conception by Harlen Bayha

desperately seeking heaven Desperately Seeking Heaven by Jill Steeples

doublesight Doublesight by Terry Persun

duality Duality by E. R. Pierce

Ember Ember by Jessica Sorensen

evanescent Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore

fe Fading Echoes by Jaime McDougall

faelan Faelan: A Highland Warrior Brief by Anita Clenney

fair maiden Fair Maiden by Cheri Schmidt

fire of the dragon Fire of the Dragon by Lori Dillon

Flashback Flashback by Ian Hocking

forevermore Forevermore by Cindy Miles

ghost gone wild Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart

Glory Glory by Heather Graham

gravity Gravity by Abigail Lloyd

guardian of the stone Guardians of Stone by Anita Clenney

hidden Hidden by Thomas Hall

heiress of lies Heiress of Lies by Cege Smith

highlander betrayed Highlander Betrayed by Laurin Wittig

horded Horded by Frances Pauli

hybrid Hybrid by K. A. Poe

ignite Ignite by Erica Crouch

iron bloom Iron Bloom by Billy Wong

iron flower Iron Flower by Billy Wong

Legends Legends of Marithia by Peter Koevari

lightning Lightning by Dean Koontz

loverandliars Lovers and Liars by Sally Beauman

magic of thieves Magic of Thieves by C. Greenwood

magical misfire Magical Misfire by Carol R. Ward

magickmarked Magick Marked by Chantelle Baughman

manataka Manataka by Ella J. Phoenix

midnight captive Midnight Captive by Ariel Burnz

midnight conquest Midnight Conquest by Ariel Burnez

miracles Miracles: 32 True Stories by Joanie Hileman

of gaea Of Gaea by Victoria Escobar

old before my time Old Before My Time by Hayley Okines

out of time Out of Time by Deborah Truscott

outlandish companion Outlandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon

Outlaw Muse (smaller) Outlaw Muse by Lauren Linwood

poison heart Poison Heart by Emma Jean Hoffman

Reb Sp Rebel Spirits by Lois Ruby

relatively dead Relatively Dead by Sheila Connolly

saving fate. Saving Fate by Billy Wong

scapemaker Scapemaker by Steve V. Cypert

shifting selves Shifting Selves by Mia Marshall

stitches Stitches by Courtney Pierce

tethered twins Tethered twins by Mike Essex

blood of titans The Blood of Titans by C. Michael Forsyth

the boleyn deceit The Boleyn Deceit by Laura Andersen

the boleyn king The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen

madness The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny

the cure The Cure by Douglas E. Richards

deepest cut The Deepest Cut by J. A. Templeton

the departed The Departed by J. A. Templeton

ghosts of sherwood The Ghost of Sherwood by Wilson Harp

the guardian duke The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie

the haunted The Haunted by J. A. Templeton

the heart of the lion The Heart of the Lion by J. M. Barlog

the last priestess The Last Priestess by Elizabeth Baxter

the lion unleashed The Lion Unleashed by J. M. Barlog

the mckinnon curse The MacKinnon Curse by J. A. Templeton

The mind readers The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton

the never king The Never King by George Tyson

The proposal The Proposal by Mary Balogh

pull The Pull by Brooke Morris

the rose at twilight The Rose at Twilight by Amanda Scott

the rose garden The Rose Garden by Susana Kearsley

the soulkeepers The Soulkeepers by G. P. Ching

the spirit keeper The Spirit Keeper by K.B. Laugheed

winter witch The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

ww The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen

the witch's salvation The Witch’s Salvation by Francesca Pelaccia

thou shall not Thou Shall Not by Tina Glasneck

true love True Love’s First Kiss by Heidi Garrett

twin sould Twin Souls by K. A. Poe

Unlikely Unlikely by Frances Pauli

warm bodies Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

witchling Witchling by Ari Harper

woman king Woman King by Evette Davis

 

Top Books of 2013

Happy New Year!!!!

I thought I take this time to reflect on the great books I read this year. I really enjoyed everything I read….and I read a lot!

So what are the tops books I reviewed this year?

Top Books of 2013 (5 Stars)

evanescentYoung Adult/Paranormal

“’Then it is settled,’ Felix declared.  ’Come hell or high water, when this is all over, at least one of us here will not make it out alive.’

When Bronwen Snow is pulled from her cottage in the middle of the night, she finds herself seeking the help of three mysterious boys who reside in an abandoned castle deep in the hillside. With only a hasty handwritten note and a vague sense of dread to guide her, Bronwen is forced to put her trust in the eccentric and willful Felix Cavara and his eternal curse – immortality.”

My review can be found here

of gaeaYoung Adult/Fantasy

“Her choice will change the world. She hated the wheelchair. Hated the way it made her feel less than what she was. Most of all she hated not being able to do all the things she used to. Ari had been a track and field star, an archery champion and an Eskrima pro. Now she was confined to a wheelchair slowly dying inside from its restraints. Medical science wasn’t working. The tests, the drugs, the therapies were all useless and a waste of time. She was tired of wasting her time; she was tired of failure. It was time to look away from the obvious and try something unconventional. Nothing was ever free and that included miracles. Abruptly, Ari finds herself tangled in a web of lies, questioning everything she’s ever known as truth. Never had she believed she’d be thrown headfirst into a world of good and evil, magic and Gods. Trapped in the middle of a war she had never known existed both parties demanded her allegiance. Ari was a catalyst that could change all the rules of the Earth. But when the time comes to make a choice will she be strong enough to know right from wrong?”

My review can be found here

the witch's salvation

Historical Fantasy

A witch who demands humanity. The immortal families who denied her of it. Two mortals commanded to right the wrong. That is the fate of the urban princess Anasztasia and the renegade prince Matthias, born shockingly mortal to two immortal families. If they go back in time and restore the witch’s humanity, she will grant them immortality. She will also break a 550 year-old curse that imprisons Matthias’s family in their ancestral homeland and exiles Anasztasia’s family from it. But to make their lives their own, the heirs must return to the most dangerous day in their families’ past, Easter Sunday, 1457. This is the day Vlad III, aka Dracula, massacred all nobles and their families involved in the death of his father and older brother. How can Anasztasia and Matthias reverse the past when their families will not speak of their wrongs? How can they refuse when the witch owns their lives? An expansive and immersive fantasy novel, The Witch’s Salvation takes readers on a remarkable journey through immortality, time travel, family curses and one of history’s most nefarious figures.

My review can be found here

Honorable Mentions (4.5 Stars)

broken elements

Paranormal Mystery

“It’s happening again, Aidan. We didn’t stop it, after all.”   As an elemental, Aidan Brook holds the power of water at her fingertips. A descendant of the earth’s oldest magic, she can cause tides to ebb and flow, put out house fires without calling 911, and give anyone who’s annoying her an impromptu shower.  But even her magic has its limits. After it fails her one terrible night, she hides from the world and everyone she once loved, trying to escape the memories that haunt her. Ten years later, her exile is brought to an abrupt end when her former best friend appears on her front porch. An elemental killer is once again murdering her friends, and she must return to the scene of her own crimes.   Lake Tahoe proves more than she bargained for. Between a sadistic killer, some clever FBI agents, an annoyingly attractive landlord, and way too many new roommates, she has a pretty full plate. Add in a past she’s desperate to escape and her own uncontrollable powers, and Aidan Brook is having a very, very bad month.

My review can be found here

shifting selves

Paranormal Mystery

Aidan Brook’s world was shattered when the actions of a brutal murderer revealed long-buried secrets about her past–secrets even she didn’t know. A powerful elemental, Aidan discovered she possesses the wrong kind of magic. It’s a secret that could cost her sanity-or even her life. What she needs is some peace and quiet. What she gets is a phone call from a division of the FBI so secret it doesn’t even have a name, asking her help with a series of shifter disappearances. Before Aidan can settle into a new routine of pancakes and evenings by the fire, the case develops claws. She quickly finds herself caught between uptight bears, deadly mountain lions, overprotective parents, and unhappy federal agents. Throw in a stalled romance with an enigmatic shifter and the slow dissolution of her chosen family, and it’s hard to say which will drive her mad first: her magic, or her chaotic life.

My review can be found here

winter witch

Historical Fiction/Paranormal

“In her small early nineteenth century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana.   She is small and quick and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her apart from other girls. Though her mind is sharp she has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic—the household objects that seem to move at her command, the bad luck that visits those who do her ill.  Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see Morgana married, and Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumors that swirl around her, seems the best choice.
After her wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, and wary of this man, whom she does not know, and who will take her away to begin a new life.  But she soon falls in love with Cai’s farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Here, where frail humans are at the mercy of the elements, she thrives, her wild nature and her magic blossoming. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana’s affections.  It’s not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village.  A dark force is at work there—a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her.  Forced to defend her home, her man, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything in this beautifully written, enchanting novel.”

My review can be found here

 

the boleyn deceit

Historical Fiction

The regency period is over and William Tudor, now King Henry IX, sits alone on the throne. But England must still contend with those who doubt his legitimacy, both in faraway lands and within his own family. To diffuse tensions and appease the Catholics, William is betrothed to a young princess from France, but still he has eyes for only his childhood friend Minuette, and court tongues are wagging.

Even more scandalous—and dangerous, if discovered—is that Minuette’s heart and soul belong to Dominic, William’s best friend and trusted advisor. Minuette must walk a delicate balance between her two suitors, unable to confide in anyone, not even her friend Elizabeth, William’s sister, who must contend with her own cleaved heart. In this irresistible tale, the secrets that everyone keeps are enough to change the course of an empire.

My review can be found here

Book Tour: Net Riders by Giorgio Marino

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adventure/science fiction novel for middle graders.

Synopsis: When Zane and Megan crack the Secnet, they stumble across Project Net Rider. It’s an awesome Cyber Warfare program with a virtual netbike to infiltrate any computer in the new global network. But the software is dangerous—and in the wrong hands—capable of unlimited destruction. So when the notorious Haxta steals a copy, the entire world is threatened. And the two hackers have to risk everything to stop him.

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Giorgio Marino

Giorgio Marino has degrees in Engineering and Business and has worked in Technical, Sales and Marketing roles all over Australia. He has travelled extensively around the world to research his novels, and now lives in Adelaide, South Australia with his wife and two young children. His main interests are reading, writing, movies, illustrating, web design, travel and of course, exploring playgrounds. He writes full time and when not running after children, is working on a new novel. Net Riders is his first published book.

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Blog Tour: Without a Doubt by CJ Azevedo

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Without Doubt Synopsis

 

Ava Sterling is tough and the most straight laced girl you will ever meet. Her family and her past have managed to alter her future permanently and she has no desire to allow anyone else into her life or her heart for fear of rejection or further altering.  Ava is alone in the world with the exception of the grandest responsibility she did not create on her own but on her own she will carry for the rest of her life.

Declan James is a MMA fighter, party all night kind of guy. Responsibility is nowhere to be found in his life or so he allows everyone around him to believe. Coming from wealth and a carefree lifestyle, Declan gets what he wants, always. And what he wants is Ava. In his pursuit of getting what he wants, Ava in his bed, his plan changes quickly without his consent. Against his plans of being the next hot bachelor to cross the tabloids as he makes his way to being the Ultimate Light Heavyweight Champion, Declan falls in love. He falls in love without hesitation and without doubt.

Neither Declan nor Ava are aware that fate has inconveniently intertwined their lives forever. Will they be able to survive the aftermath of the truth?

 

Excerpt

I’m on top of her in a second, my elbows on either side of her head. My mouth connects with hers and although she has tears streaming down her face, there is no hesitation in her kiss.

Ava makes me feel like the word “love” was established just for us. Her and I. Me and her. I know that I would do anything for her, even become a damn accountant if that’s what she wished for on a bright, shining star. I would. It would be the toughest thing to possibly imagine but it wouldn’t be impossible. Surviving the loss of my relationship with her? That would be impossible.

 

About the Author

CJ has lived all over the state of California, Central, South, North and finally landing back somewhere in the middle. She married the boy she fell for when she was only eleven years old and together they have two beautiful heathens. CJ obviously loves to read and write. She can watch the Giant’s play baseball but hates football. She bakes when she’s sad, runs when she’s mad and dances when she’s happy (even if she cant find a rhythm to save her life) If you’re looking for her and can’t seem to find her, look on the staircase, it’s her favorite spot to read.

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The Take-Charge Patient by Martine Ahrenclou

The TakeCharge PatientThe Take-Charge Patient
By Martine Ehrenclou

Synopsis: Frustrated or confused about how to get good medical care? In her newest book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care (Lemon Grove Press, May 15, 2012) award-winning author Martine Ehrenclou empowers patients to become pro-active, assertive, well informed participants in their own health care. With advice and personal stories from over 200 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals and patients, The Take-Charge Patient reveals insider information on how to cut through the red tape and navigate today’s complex health care system with confidence.

Ehrenclou outlines strategies to enable patients to take charge of what they can –—how to prepare for a medical appointment, how to create a “patient’s toolkit,” how to find the right doctors, how to communicate effectively with doctors and how to form the all-important collaborative relationship with medical professionals. She also provides vital information on how to prevent medical errors and medication mistakes, how to manage health insurance and how to obtain discounted medication and medical care.

Six months into her research for The Take-Charge Patient, Martine Ehrenclou developed debilitating, chronic pain and used every strategy in her new book. She went from author and advocate for others to an advocate for herself and became a take-charge patient. After eleven doctors failed to diagnose her correctly, Martine found her own diagnosis and the correct surgeon to treat her. She is now pain free.

According to Ehrenclou, your health care is a team sport. The Take-Charge Patient shows you how to become an effective player.

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Martine-EhrenclouMartine Ehrenclou, M.A., is an award-winning author, patient advocate and speaker. Her newest health book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care, winner of eighteen book awards, empowers readers to become proactive and effective participants in their own health care. Martine’s mission is to empower patients to be their own best advocates. Through her books, media interviews, published articles, blog, and lectures, Martine Ehrenclou reveals insider information on how to interact effectively with medical professionals and navigate the health care system.

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