‘Maggie’s Image’ by Sharon Burchtoner – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 30, 2015

 When Florida psychotherapist, Maggie McGill, plans a vacation visit to her daughter, Allie, in California the mysterious events initially seem only coincidences. But as the visit is plagued by a series of increasingly dangerous events they begin to fear for their safety. The two unsuspecting women are caught up in a mystery that causes them to follow a twisting trail of terror and uncover a diabolical conspiracy that threatens their very lives. Who is the inscrutable Sufi mystic who provides aid through their travails? How did he become part of their adventures? This is suspenseful story telling at it peak of gripping power tempered by a sense of fun and lighthearted mystery.  My Review: Sit back, relax and “wrap yourself around” this truly fun series!  Maggie Magill and her daughter Allie seem to attract weird situations and often find themselves in compromising positions. Maggie’s Image is the first of several books in the series. The author has created characters that are diverse, yet, very realistic. The scenes are simply but clearly described until one feels he/she is in the scene. This is more of a “chic lit” but it has enough masculinity to it, both genders can easily enjoy. While…

HURRY & ENTER THE GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 8th!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 27, 2015

  This does look good! My Kind of Book! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We’re blitzing the GRAND FINALE for: A Love Like Ours By Becky Wade Did you miss any of the excerpts or reviews for this tour? There’s still time to check them out and to order your copy of A Love Like Ours by May 17th to have part of your proceeds go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (more details on the Launch). Launch – Letter from Author Becky Wade “I’ll be giving a percentage of my earnings on A Love Like Ours from whenever the book starts selling through May 17th to IFHF.” Babs Book Bistro – Review “…this is the first book I have read by this author and it will not be the last.” Min Reads and Reviews – Excerpt Turning, he squinted beneath the brim of his black Stetson and tried to make out who was coming toward him. A small woman with long, wavy blond hair. She wasn’t on the barn staff; that he knew. He angled toward her more fully. And then, very slowly, recognition began to slide over him. The hair on his arms rose. It couldn’t be…

Another Giveaway! ‘Spot the Monkey in the Jungle’ by Stella Maidment – Book Review by LAWonder10. ATTENTION! Because of Blog problems with WordPress, Giveaway Date has been extended!
Children's Books / April 27, 2015

WooHoo! Another giveaway on this site for yet another Search and Find hard-copy children’s book by author Stella Maidment! (Giveaway by Quartos Publishing ends 5/10/2015)  Take a trip to the jungle and see what you can spot! Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the detail. My Review: This is a very colorful, scenic book all about life in the jungle! The illustrations are very impressively done by Joelle Dreidemy & Mike Garton. It is a fun story book along with the seek and find objects. This will delight little ones as it educates and help develop their cognitive skills. The end of the story, once again offers fun information trivia and four additional activities one can do with the book contents. A certain Five Stars book rating! I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review, of which I have given. PLEASE PURCHASE THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE if you cannot wait or your name wasn’t drawn. [raw] [/raw]      TO ENTER GIVEAWAY, click on Rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

‘Against the Grain, VOL. 1’ by Erica Austin – Exciting Reading For All Graphic & Comic Book Lovers!

  ALTHOUGH I HAVEN’T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF YET, TO READ/REVIEW THIS BOOK, I THOUGHT YOU WOULD ENJOY READING ABOUT IT AND VIEWING THE TRAILER BELOW!    Against the Grain by Erica Austin, is a new, innovative animated comic series revolving around the coming of age story of a young, wildly imaginative, tomboy named Leslie. Filled with excellent illustrations and fully animated chapters, readers will be whisked away on a journey of growth and self-discovery as Leslie struggles to stay true to her free and independent spirit. Leslie’s story is one that young and old readers can relate to and will be drawn to her abundant creativity and youthful charm. In the end, Leslie reminds all of us of one very important thing, to always remain true to who we are, and she does so with a grace and wit that is hard not to love. Recommended for ages 10 to adult.

ATTENTION: INDIE CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS, READ THIS!
Children's Books / April 25, 2015

  Be sure to click on the link at the bottom for further information! Contest: The Gittle List 2015 Submission Guidelines (Rules) The Gittle List 2014 was a great success! The books keep getting better and better! (Learn more about The Gittle List) This year, we’re going to do things a little differently.  In 2013 and 2014 there was no entry fee. This year there is a low entry fee($20 + $1.95 admin fee with a 50% Early Bird special through June 15, 2015). There are also more benefits to the Top 10 Gittle List winners. See What Do I Win? at the end of this post to learn the benefits of making it on The Gittle List. I’m ready to enter The Gittle List 2015! Deadline Midnight, November 15, 2015 Print submissions must be postmarked 11/15/15 and received by November 20, 2015. FOR COMPLETE GUIDELINES CLICK THE LINK BELOW: http://gotogittle.com/the-gittle-list-2015-guidelines/

‘Jonah and the Last Grrat Dragon: Menace of the Night Creatures by M.E. Holley – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / April 24, 2015

 When Jonah Drake and Ffyrnig, the Red Dragon of Wales, defeat the demons of the Underworld that attack Hereford, everyone in the area thinks that normality will return. But within two days there is the dreadful news that the Night Creatures have swarmed towards London. Accompanied by SAS Air Troopers, who ride eight of the Lesser Dragons of the Marches, Jonah and the Great Dragon fly to London, where they find that they must fight a monstrous water serpent. But the streets around St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge are deserted. Where are the Night Creatures? When the demons are discovered, the dragons use their firepower to try to drive them back underground. But an appalling accident happens. The UK’s only hope now of ridding the country of the Night Creatures comes in a stray remark made by the Great Dragon. Much against the Prime Minister’s better judgement, Jonah and Ffyrnig must fly alone to the Arctic to look for help.  MY REVIEW: The Menace of the Night Creatures continues a adventurous saga of Jonah and The Last Great Dragon. Jonah’s parents had a mission in Saudi Arabia, so – to Jonah’s dismay – left him in Wales with…

BRIDGES OF PARIS Blog Tour & Giveaway! Be sure to enter!

Sabrina has always wanted to go to Paris and this book certainly didn’t disappoint! Shauna is a photographer and was delighted to add her perspective, also! This Tour & Giveaway is presented by Book Description: Bridges of Paris is a large-format coffee-table book, with over 350 original color photographs, which casts new illumination on the City of Light. The 37 bridges over the Seine River emerge as beautiful, historic destinations rather than unnoticed thoroughfares. The book features stunning portraits of each bridge as well as intimate riverside moments. Once you’ve experienced this river tour, you will never see Paris the same way again. Living as a Parisian for a year, author Michael Saint James left his American lifestyle and spent his days and nights capturing images from over, on, beside and under the bridges of Paris. With over 30 years experience as a photographer, educator and world traveler, Michael immersed himself in French culture to search out his authentic artist self. The result is a visual treasure to share with everyone. SABRINA’S REVIEW: I absolutely adore this book! Enough cannot be said about the beauty of the cover. I’d buy this book solely based on it. I love the the…

Enter Giveaway & Read my Review for Robin’s Reward Book Tour!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 24, 2015

IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO HELP PROMOTE AWESOME AUTHORS ! THIS IS A FIRST IN A TRILOGY YOU WILL CERTAINLY ENJOY! Be sure to enter the giveaway below! ‘ROBIN’S REWARD’ by JUNE McCRARY JACOBS Bonita Creek’s librarian Robin Bennett is heartbroken after being abandoned by her husband, Thomas. The mysterious and handsome Jeff Clarke arrives unexpectedly and touches Robin’s life with his wit and warmth. Then, without warning, Jeff’s harsh words and abrasive actions scare her off, and Robin’s hope of finding true love withers again. Just when it seems Robin and Jeff might have a future, Susan Stinson, whose cruel taunting has plagued Robin since they met as young teens, decides Jeff should be hers, not Robin’s. Susan’s anger and jealousy escalate dangerously. Her vindictiveness threatens the foundation of Jeff and Robin’s young relationship. Robin’s journey through the peaks and valleys of her life meanders along the twists and turns of new challenges. Is a relationship which began with both parties harboring secrets destined to survive? Can they move past their troubles and the obstacles in their path to find love and happiness together? When their pasts rear their ugly heads, Jeff and Robin must use their faith to…

INTERVIEW WITH DEE POWER & BRIAN HILL!
Adult Books / April 22, 2015

I am excited to introduce the two authors of an awesome adult adventure/romance book to be released May 2015! Brian Hill & Dee Power!     1. Hi Brian, tell us a little about yourself, i.e. where you grew up, how many siblings, what things you enjoyed doing, and a couple of special childhood memories. I was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent most of my childhood in a small town in Wisconsin. I have two older brothers. I never liked the cold winters there (which is why I live in Phoenix now!), so some of my best memories were when the spring finally comes and you can get outside and play. And I developed a passion for football by watching the Green Bay Packers in the fall–a passion which I still have today.  Growing up in a small town like that is an idyllic experience. You always felt safe there. Other special memories were of my dad taking me to see the U.S. Open golf tournament several times on summer vacation. When I was a young boy, the great legends like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were still competing. It was a thrill to see them in person. Phoenix is definitely a much…

A Deal with God: The Power of One by Michael Hayden – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 21, 2015

When Deana Murphy died she told God she would do anything if he would let her come back. Deana didn’t realize what she was getting herself into. God granted her request, but in the form of a Deal. He had a mission for Deana that would change everything. Follow Deana as she takes on this mission with full commitment. Deana is sent on a path that will require her absolute faith and devotion. She is tasked with stopping a high school massacre that would destroy many lives. She will have to move hundreds of miles away from any family or friends; she will have to leave urban Tampa and acclimate to rural Dothan Georgia. One element of God’s mission is for Deana to help heal a broken family in this small town. Part of the deal is that Deana has to get the man of God’s choosing to marry her, and she has no say on who this man is. Her faith keeps her going and what starts as a mandate develops into an amazing love story. This is a story of family and faith, love and inner strength, healing and conquering obstacles, and an absolute triumph of the human…

AWESOME DINOSAUR BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!- ONLY ON THIS SITE! ATTENTION! Because of Blog problems with WordPress, Giveaway Date has been extended!
Children's Books / April 21, 2015

What child does not like to learn of dinosaurs? One Lucky U.S./Canada resident will Win his/her very own hardbound copy! Enter below before May 4th, 2015! Giveaway offered by Quarto Publishing SPOT THE DINOSAUR ON THE ISLAND: Packed with things to spot and facts to discover! by STELLA MAIDMENT From spiky Stegosauruses to speedy Velocirapotors, there’s so much to see on Dinosaur Island! With a hidden baby T.Rex to find on every scene and fun facts to discover throughout, step inside for hours of entertainment. Fantastic spot book activities, combined with non-fiction settings, make for an informative and entertaining series. Interesting facts add further educational value to the books. Titles in the new Spot the… series includeSpot the Monkey in the Jungle and Spot the Dinosaur on the Island. MY REVIEW: This brilliantly colorful illustrated book shows various dinosaurs, tells a little about them, plus, it develops cognitive recognition by having child search for hidden objects throughout the book. It even has trivia and additional learning suggestions for parents/educators to use as further activities. It’s Super for a Summer Reading Program! Twenty-three pages filled with colorful information, illustrations and ideas. Joelle Dreidemy did an outstanding job in creating brilliant, colorfully…

All Baseball fans! ‘Baserunning’ by Mike Roberts – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 19, 2015

 Smart, aggressive baserunning will change a game, a series, and even a season. It sets the philosophy and mind-set of the coaches, trainers, and players. It becomes instinctual and contagious. It translates to pressure and, most important, wins. Baserunning is the most complete and authoritative guide on this critical yet often-overlooked offensive skill. You’ll go inside today’s game to learn the techniques and strategies for ruling the basepaths. Discover the secrets to leading off, detecting pick-off attempts, improving first-step speed, avoiding tags, and determining the best counts and situations for success in stealing bases. But the art of baserunning is more than just speed and swiping bags–it is effortlessly and efficiently rounding the bases, taking the extra base, tagging up, reading defensive positioning, scouting strengths and weakness, forcing errors, and ultimately scoring runs. Only “Baserunning” covers it all. With major league advice, skill assessment, the best player and team drills, expert instruction, detailed photo sequences, and proven exercises and routines for speed, agility, and quickness, ” Baserunning” is a must-have for every coach, player, and student of the game. My Review: This is a must have for all youth baseball coaches or players! Does one have to be fast or…

Don’t Miss This! ‘Treasure in the Moonlight’ by Dee Power & Brian Hill – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 19, 2015

  I HAVE HAD THE HONOR & PRIVILEGE OF READING/REVIEWING THIS “ARC” OF AN UPCOMING NOVEL ‘TREASURE IN THE MOONLIGHT’ by DEE POWER & BRIAN HILL …BOTH VERY TALENTED IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL FIELDS OF EXPERTISE! STOP BY OFTEN TO READ MY UPCOMING INTERVIEW WITH THEM! Jill’s pirate ancestor, Maria, left a fortune behind in the Bahamas with the hope that one day her descendants would discover it. When Jill takes up the quest, her treasure hunting adventure quickly turns into a nightmarish battle for survival when everyone she thought she could trust betrays her — including her fiance. She is pitted against fanatical treasure hunters and violent criminals. Alone and desperate, she is forced to team up with an enigmatic stranger. But this may be a choice that gets her killed… Treasure in the Moonlight publication date is May 7, 2015 but you can order it now from the publisher. Treasure in the Moonlight will soon be available on amazon.com, bn.com and many other booksellers both as a trade paperback and as an ebook. MY REVIEW: ‘Treasure in the Moonlight’ is an intriguing adventure, mystery/romance novel you will not want to miss! The past, present and future are brought together…

Book Tour: THE MANY LIVES OF @RUBYIYER by Laxmi Hariharan!
Adult Books / April 17, 2015

U6  YOU POSSIBLY HAVE NEVER READ ANYTHING QUITE LIKE THIS! IT IS A DYSTOPIAN TALE FULL OF ADVENTURE AND ACTION! READ ON… THERE IS ALSO A DISCOUNT OFFER BELOW! This Tour is presented by… The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan Pages: 300 Release Date: November 13, 2014 Publisher: Books@Jacaranda A YA action thriller, with strong dystopian undertones and a kick-ass protagonist, taking you on a white knuckle ride through a disintegrating Bombay City. A terrifying encounter propels Ruby Iyer from her everyday commute into a battle for her own survival. Trusting her instincts, she fights for the things she believes in, led on a mysterious path between life and death on the crowded roads of Bombay; and when her best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr Braganza, she will do anything to rescue him. Anything, including taking the help of the sexy Vikram Roy, a cop-turned-rogue, on a mission to save Bombay. The city needs all the help it can get, and these two are the only thing standing between its total destruction by Dr Braganza’s teen army. As Bombay falls apart, will Ruby be able to save her friend and the city? Will she finally discover…

Watch the Shadows Book Tour
Adult Books / April 16, 2015

Welcome to my Spotlight of Watch the Shadows by Robin Winter. I am honored to be a part of another Book Tour by WATCH THE SHADOWS by ROBIN WINTER Publisher: White Whisker Books (April 20, 2015) ISBN: 978-0-9863265-0-9 Category: Suspense/Thriller Tour Date: March 16-April 30, 2015 Available in: Print & ebook, 176 Pages In the college town of Isla Vista, California, small, odd things start happening. Science-geek Nicole notes the crows are leaving.  Meg Burdigal can’t find her tabby cat, Schrand. Brian the postman feels uneasy at the rustlings, the shadows he’s seen at the edge of his vision on his delivery route in town. Now Nicole sees fewer and fewer homeless in the park. Using her knowledge of biology and forensics, Nicole searches for answers—but will anyone take the horror she finds seriously? In this unusual thriller, ‘Watch the Shadows’, author Robin Winter explores where the ordinary slams against the extraordinary. My thoughts: If you want something very unique and a sci-fy, this book’s content is. However, beware! Book contains a lot of profanity and crude terms. Praise for ‘Night Must Wait’: “’Night Must Wait’ is a knockout. Robin Winter really delivers the goods with her twisting tale.”-Norb Vonnegut, author of…

The Unexpected Bar Mitzvah by Donald James Parker – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / April 15, 2015

The Unexpected Bar Mitzvah by Donald James Parker Synopsis per Goodreads: Two twelve-year-old boys become embroiled in a 2000-year-old-war. Paul Douglas is a bright, passionate twelve-year-old Christian whose goal is be a missionary to the world, especially to the Jewish and Native American people. The rubber meets the road for his aspirations when a Jewish family moves in next door and Paul has the opportunity for hands on experience. As a result, he gets into trouble with his father for investigating the baptism of the Holy Spirit, a doctrine their church strongly disputes. Abraham Maslow is a twelve-year-old Jewish boy whose father instructs him how to combat the proselytizing of Christian missionaries. After a tough economic situation forces the Maslow family to relocate to an area in which no other Jewish people live, Abe’s father is faced with his biggest nightmare as Paul’s prayers lead to some unusual experiences for Abraham. The nsuing ideas from those experiences collide head on with Micah Maslow’s Conservative Jewish beliefs. As the two boys get closer to each other, they drift further from their doting fathers. Both of them face hard decisions as their probe to find religious truth shakes the foundation of their…

‘Failsafe’ by Traci Hunter Abramson Review Tour and $25. GC + ‘Failsafe’ Giveaway!(Ends 4/ 18/2015, so Hurry!)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 15, 2015

I am excited to do my first review on Rockin’ Book Reviews! I am a ‘HUGE FAN” of Traci Hunter Abramson! If you have never read her Navy Seals series, you need to! You will love them all! This first book of her new series did not disappoint! It appears to be the first of an equally fantastic series! This Tour is presented by Covenant Communications, Inc. FAILSAFE by TRACI HUNTER ABRAMSON Synopsis per Goodreads: In the wide-open landscape of Pennsylvania, Charlotte Martin and her father live a peaceful life on their farm. . . or so it seems. In truth, the rural locale provides the perfect front for the father-daughter NSA operatives as they expertly carry out their mission: using a high-tech computer system, they protect a team of undercover agents. Some would kill to have access to this system, and it makes Charlotte and her father prime targets. It was only a matter of time before this nightmare unexpectedly crashed down on them, and only Charlotte escaped with her life. Before Dwight Martin died, though, he initiated the failsafe lockdown, and now Charlotte’s the only one who can access the system. Writer Jake Bradford left the serene Blue…

ANOTHER NEW STAFF MEMBER HAS BEEN ADDED! Meet Shauna of ridenethewave

I AM DELIGHTED TO AD ONE MORE AWESOME REVIEWER TO MY SITE! MEET SHAUNA OF RIDENTHEWAVE REVIEWS THROUGH MY INTERVIEW WITH HER BELOW. 1.) Hi Shauna! Please share with us a little about yourself: i.e. where you grew up, how many siblings, a few favorite childhood memories, etc. Well…I grew up in the city of North Las Vegas, Nevada.  I loved growing up in the neighborhood we were raised in. It wasn’t a high end neighborhood by any means, but the people around us really took care of us. I have four sisters and three brothers. That makes a total of eight children for my parents. I was the oldest.  Some of my favorite and most cherished memories are those that I spent with my dad and siblings at the baseball fields. My dad was an avid men’s softball player. We were raised playing softball and had so much fun hanging out and playing the sport myself.  I also have great memories of going camping every summer with my family to the Utah Mountains.  We had a blast romping around the mountains of Utah. 2.) Have you always been an avid reader? Why? I have always enjoyed reading. From the…

Special Giveaway Here! Win ‘The Great Big Green Book’ plus read my review! (ends May 5th)
Children's Books / April 14, 2015

THE Quarto Publishing Company has generously extended an offer to donate this book to One Lucky U.S. or Canada resident! Enter this Giveaway Below! Winner: Anne..CONGRATS!   The Great Big Green Book by Mary Haoffman & Ros Asquith Think of the future. Can you imagine our planet as beautiful as it used to be? You could be the one to help make it beautiful again, with the things you do and the ideas you have. Your planet needs YOU!” From a simple introduction to our home in Space, the authors explain what we need for life on Earth, and show the importance of the rainforests and the oceans; they stress the need to look after our planet and show how some of the things we take for granted are running out, and how we have polluted so much our planet. The action plans include saving water, saving energy, recycling, repairing, growing seasonal food, cooking fresh food, saving on packing, asking questions… and thinking of new inventions and big ideas.   My REVIEW: This is an ideal storybook for ages five to nine years of age. It is an introductory book to our planet Earth’s place in the universe. With 54…

Alaina Claiborne Book Tour & My Review!
Adult Books / April 14, 2015

  WELCOME TO THE ALAINA CLAIBORNE BOOK TOUR THIS IS A GREAT STORY OF ROMANCE AND MYSTERY/SUSPENSE. Presented by  ALAINA CLAIBORNE by MK McCLINTOCK The British Agents Historical Romantic Mysteries Alaina Claiborne, Book One by MK McCLINTOCK Trappers Peak Publishing LLC | 978-0615742502 | Released January 8, 2013 ​ How far would you go to avenge your family and save the one you love? In nineteenth-century England, Alaina Claiborne had a loving family, a cherished friend, and devoted servants. She spent her days riding across the grassy hills of the English countryside, joyful and at peace. Then tragedy strikes and her world is forever changed. Searching for those responsible is her only focus . . . until she meets Tristan. Tristan Sheffield, a man of many talents, searches out those who don’t want to be found. His past is filled with secrets and deeds he would rather leave deeply buried. However, when his life unexpectedly entwines with Alaina’s, he soon discovers they share more than a mutual desire to catch a murderer. ​On their hunt for a man driven by greed, Tristan and Alaina find that love is the greatest weapon against evil, and they’ll stop at nothing to survive….

‘Gallagher’s Choice’ by MK McClintock – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 12, 2015

 He finally had a family to call his own. She now knew what it meant to risk it all. Together they had a chance to find peace at last. Eliza Gallagher is tough, resilient, and rides a horse like she was born in the saddle. All necessary qualities for someone who runs a cattle ranch. She had more to avenge than any of them and she was counting on those skills to finally find the justice they all sought — until she realized it could cost her everything and everyone she loved. Ramsey Hunter finally knew what it was to have a family and what it took to keep that family together. He knew coming back wouldn’t be easy, but he never imagined what he would have to risk to keep it. Eliza got him home; now Ramsey has to do whatever it takes to save her life and help bring peace to Hawk’s Peak. Sexual Content Rating: Subtle (no graphic scenes) MY REVIEW: This third book of the Gallagher series centers on Eliza the Youngest sibling and only girl. This was another exciting adventure in the Gallagher’s lives. If you have not read the two previous books, it is…

Gallagher’s Hope by M.K. McClintock – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 11, 2015

Gallagher’s Hope by M.K. McClintock Synopsis per Goodreads: She sought a new beginning. He sought what he didn’t know was missing. Together they would discover hope in unlikely places. Isabelle Rousseau must escape New Orleans and the memory of her family’s tragic loss. With her younger brother in tow, she accepts a position as the new schoolteacher in Briarwood, Montana. Desperate to keep what’s left of her family together, Isabelle joins her life with a stranger only to discover that trust and hope go hand in hand. Gabriel Gallagher lived each day as it came believing he had everything he could possibly want . . . until a determined woman and her brother arrive with a little luggage and a lot of secrets. It will take a drastic choice to protect her and give them both hope for the future. MY REVIEW: The fabulous saga of the Gallagher’s continues…This novel centers on Gabriel, the charming “Don Juan” of the family! He is light-hearted and fun yet very serious when he needs to be. Isabelle and her young brother is left penniless and orphaned after her father’s death. She quickly escaped with her brother in answer to a teaching position across…

‘Fluency’ by Jennifer Foehner Wells Virtual Book Tour & My Review!
Adult Books / April 10, 2015

This has been a unique reading experience. Fluency is unlike all other books I have read! This tour is presented by Publisher: Blue Bedlam Science Fiction (June 18, 2014) ISBN: 978-0990479826 Category: Science Fiction: Space Opera, First Contact, Action-Adventure, Alien, Romance Tour Date: March 2-April 30, 2015 Available in: Print & ebook, 373 Pages NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960s. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. The ship itself remained silent, drifting. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it’s an adventure she can’t refuse. The ship isn’t vacant, as they presumed. A disembodied voice rumbles inside Jane’s head, “You are home.” Jane fights the growing doubts of her colleagues as she attempts to decipher what the alien wants from her. As the derelict ship devolves into chaos and the crew gets cut off from their escape route, Jane must decide if…

Win! ‘The Big Book of Color: An adventurous journey into the magical & marvelous world of color!’ by Walter Foster Creative Team (Ends 4/21/15)

ATTENTION FOR ALL AGES 8 TO ADULT. THIS IS NOT CHILD’S PLAY! Enter below for a chance to win your very own print copy of ‘The Big Book of Color’ offered by the Quarto Publishing Group…Sorry, This offer is for U.S. residents Only. (The Winner is: Marva A.!) The Big Book of Color  by Lisa Martin, Damien Barlow This book Introduces children to the art and science of color through a fun and engaging, easy-to-understand approach. With The Big Book of Color, young artists will be treated to an in-depth exploration of the wonderful world of color through simple step-by-step projects and unique educational content. Commencing with an introduction to color basics, children will learn about the color wheel, complementary colors, warm and cool colors, color mood, and much more. Young artists will also learn how to combine two colors to create new colors. Additionally, they will discover how to use a monochromatic color scheme; pair complementary colors for impact; and all about the various tints, tones, and shades of their favorite colors. The Big Book of Color also invites children to dive into the main color groups and explore the various shades of red, green, blue, yellow, purple, and…

International Giveaway! ‘Vostok: A Sequel to the Loch (Loch #2)’ by Steve Alten Book Tour & Review! !
Adult Books / April 9, 2015

  Welcome to this Tour of Vostok a very unique Sci-Fy! Enter giveaway below for opportunity to win 1 of 50 Print copies to be given away Internationally! Read the information a view the Trailer below. This tour is presented by ‘Vostok: A Sequel to the Loch (Loch #2)’ by Steve Alten Book Synopsis: East Antarctica: The coldest, most desolate location on Earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life forms long believed extinct – and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man. In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series. Where to buy the book: PLEASE PURCHASE THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw]   Amazon ~ Barnes & Nobles MY REVIEW: This was definitely…

MISS BURTON UNMASKS A PRINCE BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY! (ENDS 4/10/15)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 8, 2015

YOU WILL WANT TO LEARN MORE OF THIS WONDERFUL NEW BOOK BY JENNIFER MOORE! PRESENTED BY COVENANT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. MISS BURTON UNMASKS A PRINCE by JENNIFER MOORE Synopsis per Goodreads: 1812Southern belle Meg Burton is her parents’ last hope of avoiding financial ruin, and a distant cousin’s kind gesture seems an ideal solution: he will sponsor Meg for a London Season. The pursuit of a wealthy husband was not exactly how the bookish young woman had envisioned her first trip abroad—after all, what does a girl from Charleston, South Carolina, know about being a lady? Amidst the stunning gowns and extravagant balls of the ton, Meg feels like an imposter. Thankfully, she has one friend who knows her true self—Carlo, a handsome stable hand. Despite their difference in station, love blossoms between the unlikely pair, and Meg is sure of one thing: she wants nothing to do with the insufferable European aristocracy.Prince Rodrigo de Talavera has lost everything to Napoleon. Jaded by war, he has become bitter and miserable—until he meets Meg, an American woman whose eccentric schemes and passion for life remind him what it is to laugh and to love. If only she knew him for himself and…

‘Relax Kids Be Brilliant! 52 positive activities for kids’ by Marneta Viegas – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Children's Books / April 8, 2015

RELAX KIDS: Be Brilliant! 52 Positive Activities for kids by Marneta Viegas Synopsis per Amazon: 52 colouring activities and cut out games and affirmation cards for children Examples include kindness cards and various positive affirmation cards to cut up and keep. There are also positive games, family love cheques and colouring sheets. This colourful book is bursting with fun and creativity and will keep children busy whilst introducing them to positive values and qualities. An ideal rainy day activity book for families who want to instil positive values in their children. Ages 4-7 The Relax Kids series is currently available in Europe and will be available in US from 2015. CD available at http://www.relaxkids.com/UK/Audio_CDs MY REVIEW: This large paperback book is filled with 56 pages of learning games, activities and incentives for parents/educators of children from pre-school age through elementary ages! All the pictures, labels and instructions are there to create games, activities and incentive charts! Also included is 101 things to do when you get bored. There is plenty here to entertain, encourage and inspire a child. Items can be copied from this legal sized pages. My review of this book offers a Five Stars Rating. *I was sent…

‘Bone Dry’ by Cady Vance – Book Review by Sabrina
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 7, 2015

 Sixteen-year-old Holly Bennett is a comic book nerd, a con artist, and a shaman. Most days Holly wishes she could trade in her power of spirit communication for something more useful–like fireballs or Wolverine claws. She knows spirits aren’t exactly Casper the Friendly Ghosts. They’re dangerous beings from Lower World who snack on human life, and messing with the magic from their world is an express ticket to big trouble. But when a shaman sticks her mom’s mind between their world and ours, Holly becomes the unexpected breadwinner in the family. She uses her burgeoning shaman powers to set up fake hauntings and “banish” the so-called ghosts from her wealthy classmates’ bedrooms. For a fee, of course. When actual spirits start manifesting, Holly discovers that other shamans have come to town, summoning life-sucking spirits for their own ends. And the newcomers may just hold the clue Holly’s been looking for–the one that can release her mom’s mind from its Lower World prison. With the help of both a cute web comic artist and her partner-in-con, Holly plots to take them down, throwing her into a whirlwind of speedboat getaways, breaking and entering, and astral projections into the spirit world. And…

GIVEAWAY for ‘Lucky Strike’ by Bobby Pyron ON THIS SITE! Read my Review & my Interview with Bobby! Giveaway ends 4/20/2015
Young Adult Books / April 7, 2015

  Hi! I am excited to participate in this Book Tour presented by ATTENTION All U.S. Residents…ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PHYSICAL COPY OF THIS BOOK ON THIS SITE! Bobbie Pyron, Author of Lucky Strike: On Tour Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (February 24, 2015) ISBN: 978-0545592178 Category: Children’s Fiction, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Magic, Friendship, Bullies Tour Date: April 1-May29, 2015 Available in: Print & ebook, 272 Pages By the award winning author of ‘The Dogs of Winter’, Bobbie Pyron. A rich, southern voice tells the unforgettable story of two vulnerable outsiders, the lightning strike that turns their world upside down and the true meaning of lucky. Nate Harlow has never had a lucky day in his life. He’s never won a prize, he’s never been picked first, he’s never even won a coin toss. His best friend, Genesis Beam (aka Gen), believes in science and logic, and she doesn’t think for one second that there’s such a thing as luck, good or bad. But only an extremely unlucky person could be struck by lightning on his birthday… and that person is Nate Harlow. By some miracle, though, Nate survives,…

My Little Book of Life Cycles by Camilla de la Bedoyere – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books / April 6, 2015

My Little Book of Life Cycles: Packed full of cool photos and fascinating facts! by Camilla De la Bédoyère 0.0 of 5 stars 0.00  ·  rating details  ·  0 ratings  ·  0 reviews How does an acorn grow into a tree? What does a baby sea horse eat? Discover the amazing stages of different life cycles and learn all about your favourite species with this stunning series. From plants and pets to exotic animals, readers will soon learn how different species are born, grow up and reproduce. Each book has amazing photographs, easy-to-understand text and discussion points for further learning. My Review: Very bright, colorfully detailed illustrations of the creation and evolution of insects, fish and animals, makes this a perfect nature book for the very young child! This would be perfect for educators or for a Summer Reading Program. The Book was effectively designed by Andrew Crowson with high quality paper and Photos. It begins with an explanation of what a cycle is then covers the life cycles of frogs, butterflies, Penguins, Sea Horses, Sharks, Chickens, and Kangaroos, complete with a glossary at the end. The reader needs to be aware of the numbered cycles and read the book…

Book Review Blitz Wrap-Up: Reality Natalie by Katie Sparks

This is the wind up for the Reality Natalie Book Review Blitz. Read some of the great reviews below! This Tour was presented by   About the Book Title: Reality Natalie | Author: Katie Sparks | Publication Date: October 15, 2014 | Publisher: Firedrake Books LLC | Pages: 150 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 13 Book Summary: When the most popular kids’ TV show, Kidz Konnection, decides to hold auditions for a guest host spot, the show’s BIGGEST fan decides to audition. [Cue Natalie Greyson] Eleven-year-old Natalie is determined to overcome her habit of turning into a tongue-tied, air ball burping, runny-nose disaster whenever something embarrassing happens in front of an audience so she can audition for the coveted role. As the show’s biggest fan, no one could possibly deserve it more than her! Except a GIANT obstacle stands in her way: her parents deny her permission to audition. To make matters even worse, Natalie’s naturally talented best friend, Kailyn, decides to audition too, and will stop at nothing to win. With their friendship suddenly in question, Natalie turns to her blog, In A “Nat” Shell, to vent her frustrations, but Natalie’s emotional outpouring and lies only creates more anxiety…

SPOTLIGHT: America’s Suicide by Michael H. Davison
Adult Books / April 6, 2015

Synopsis per Goodreads: We are murdering industrial America, self-reliant America, entrepreneurial America, confident America, proud America. In its place we erect a welfare state, a nanny state, a parental state, a nation of dependent adults. Call it whatever you like. We stumble along, bitterly divided, not so far behind Western Europe. Is this good? If that is what we really want and freely vote for it. No non controversial moral principle forbids us to follow this course. But are we sufficiently aware of the not only economic price that we must inevitably pay? The salient question is why? Was this historically incomparable nation built on parental government principles? Can such a government guarantee greater freedom? Justice? Fairness? Compassion? Equality? Voters have repeatedly answered yes. To all the above questions this book forcefully answers no. The chapters focus on two overarching themes. One, the world, with emphasis on the United States, is in a potential deadly moral crisis as harmful principles and practices displace traditional ones among which many bring equal harm. Second, the book argues that the political solutions that we commonly apply to satisfy our needs must inevitably fail to achieve their purpose simply because our moral dilemma and…

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BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY! I HAVE THREE BOOKS FOR US/CAN ONLY …SORRY. PRESENTED BY STUCK IN BOOKS  …AND THE WINNER IS : LYNN CLAYTON! Check out the books below by great authors! Tomorrow Comes is a delightful sounding coming-of-age book with young love included! Tomorrow Comes: An Emma Story by Donna Mebane This is a daring coming-of-age book – the first in a new series – in which an ordinary teenager must come to terms with her own mortality, the loss of all she once knew, and an other-worldly set of rules. The results are dark and uplifting, heart-breaking and humorous, poignant and poetic. Based on a true story of love and family, grief and joy, Tomorrow Comes (Starshine Galaxy, 2014) is inspired by the sudden and unexpected death of author Donna Mebane’s own daughter. Donna breathes vitality and warmth into Emma’s character, and you’ll find yourself routing for Emma as she learns to navigate her new world with courage, humor, and an indomitable spirit. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17949059-tomorrow-comes?from_search=true&search_exp_group=group_b  Donna Mebane grew up wanting to be two things: a mother and a writer. She became a mom after the birth of her first child, Jason. She became a writer after the death of her youngest child,…

Promo & GIVEAWAY for BOUND BY SPELLS by Stormy Smith, with Wordsmith Publicity!
Adult Books / April 4, 2015

  Please, Continue to join us in celebrating !! This is a Promo Event of BOUND BY SPELLS by Stormy Smith! Read the excerpts, teasers & GIVEAWAYS below! You won’t want to miss it!  This Tour is hosted by Wordsmith Publicity. BOUND BY SPELLS (Bound 2) by Stormy Smith Mature YA Paranormal Romance Release: March 19, 2015 Goodreads Aidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia. Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing…

‘ THE FOUNDATION’ by ROBERT MOORE – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 3, 2015

THE FOUNDATION by ROBERT MOORE Synopsis per Goodreads: Bryan mentioned the encounter with Jean Knowles to Julie. “She is older than us, and just getting her kicks.” I’ll give her a kick,” Julie remarked. “I can’t believe some of the people around here. First I have to contend with advances from the golf pro, and now you work with a sex-craved woman at the plant.” Julie Henson is finally living the life of her dreams. Following a difficult divorce, she remarries and is blessed with the addition of a beautiful daughter into the family. Surrounded by close friends and supported by a strong church family, Julie is content to spend the rest of her life in Morganton, North Carolina. But life doesn’t always proceed according to one’s plans. Unexpectedly her husband is required to find new employment, resulting in a move to coastal Brunswick County, North Carolina, and into a very different lifestyle. Julie’s life abruptly changes from serenity to turmoil as she is faced with social issues, racial conflict involving her son, suspected infidelity of her husband, and uninvited advances from a younger country club golf pro. Sensing cracks developing in the foundations of both her marriage and church-life…

BOOK BLAST & GIVEAWAY ‘BONE DRY’ By CADY VANCE
Young Adult Books / April 1, 2015

  THIS SOUNDS “CREEPISHLY” COOL! This Tour is presented by IFB Check out the promo event for the first book in Cady Vance’s paranormal series. Series: Soul Shamans #1 Release date: February 3rd 2015 Publisher: Sagan Press Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: Sometimes it isn’t as easy as choosing right or wrong. Sixteen-year-old Holly Bennett is a comic book nerd, a con artist, and a shaman. Most days Holly wishes she could trade in her power of spirit communication for something more useful–like fireballs or Wolverine claws. She knows spirits aren’t exactly Casper the Friendly Ghosts. They’re dangerous beings from Lower World who snack on human life, and messing with the magic from their world is an express ticket to big trouble. But when a shaman sticks her mom’s mind between their world and ours, Holly becomes the unexpected breadwinner in the family. She uses her burgeoning shaman powers to set up fake hauntings and “banish” the so-called ghosts from her wealthy classmates’ bedrooms. For a fee, of course. When actual spirits start manifesting, Holly discovers that other shamans have come to town, summoning life-sucking spirits for their own ends. And the newcomers may just hold the clue Holly’s been looking…

‘Sheltered By God: A Year in the Life of an April 27, 2011 Tornado Survivor’ by Jennifer Pitts Adair – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 1, 2015

 On April 27, 2011 sixty two tornadoes touched down in Alabama claiming two hundred and fifty three innocent lives. One of those tornadoes, an EF5 that tracked across Northern Alabama and into Tennessee, killed seventy people over a 132 mile path. Jennifer Pitts Adair, alone in her Capshaw home, huddled under blankets and pillows in her master bathroom closet as the massive tornado ripped her home apart around her. When it finally ended nothing remained except for the foundation Jennifer lay on and a pile of rubble surrounding her. For the next year she documented her family’s journey. Through her personal journal Jennifer invites us into the life of one survivor during the first year of recovery. My Review: This is an amazing non-fiction story of the miraculous tornado survival of Jennifer Pitts Adair. She effectively kept a journal of her experiences, emotions, and frustrations of those hours, days, and months following her harrowing experience. This is a story to strengthen those who have lived through destinations. It is also an important message for those who have not experienced such things, causing them to be more aware of seemingly innocent responses directed toward those who are survivors. The writing is…

Shanti and the Magic Mandala by F.T. Camargo – Book Review by LAWonder10
Young Adult Books / April 1, 2015

 Shanti and the Magic Mandala is an adventure in which fantasy and reality are mingled. The book tells the story of six teenagers, from different religious and cultural origins and different parts of the world, who are mystically recruited to form two groups – one in the Northern Hemisphere, and one in the Southern. They eventually gather in Peru, and through a single alliance, begin a frantic chase for the sacred object that can stop the black magician’s final plan. MY REVIEW: This is a fast-paced adventuresome story of six youth brought together under unique circumstances, representing various parts of the world. They each have special gifts and each receives a special calling. The youth – four boys, 2 girls – are all of different religious/cultural beliefs. Together they put aside their differences and unite to form a strong bond in order to save the Earth. Along their journey, they meet very unsettling individuals. They must decide through their gifts and trust of each other, who is friend and who is foe! Will good prevail or will evil win? The author has formed a very realistic group of individuals with various personalities. The scenes in each situation was described well. …

RELEASE DAY BLAST for BETHANY LOPEZ’S LOVE & RECIPES!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 1, 2015

What a “Delicious” novel!This Tour is presented by We’re celebrating the release of Love & Recipes: Food Inspired by Bethany Lopez Novels!  Title: Love & Recipes: Food Inspired by Bethany Lopez Novels Author: Bethany Lopez Cover designed by: Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs Blurb:  Bethany Lopez has loved writing for as long as she can remember, but her love of cooking came a little bit later in life. In Love & Recipes, she combines the two into one fun cookbook. With recipes ranging from easy to difficult, she’s incorporated dishes for every home cook. And, because each dish comes from the pages of her fiction novels, each recipe references back to the book and/or character from which the dish derived. Whether making a quick dinner for two, or looking for that perfect dish to bring to your family’s holiday dinner, Love & Recipes has the dish for you! Goodreads Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Love-Recipes-Bethany-Lopez-ebook/dp/B00V3V3JW6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 B & N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121605211?ean=2940151835961 Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/529910 iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/love-recipes/id980076711?mt=11 Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/love-recipes Here’s a Sample! S’Mores Brownies & Ghost Stories In xoxoxo, Melissa’s family goes to the lake for the weekend. One night, around the fire, they’re making S’Mores and their dad is trying to tell a ghost story, but little…