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For my contribution, I am Spotlighting three Awesome authors with their Books, debuted in 2017, which earned a Five Stars rating from me! There were a few others, but I chose these in various categories. I hope you will take a close look at each, even if you fail to WIN them. I am sure you will not be disappointed.
The first one I am presenting is an exciting new Dragon theme by a very exciting, talented author, Nathan Smith Jones. This is the first in a series for youth. Also, stop by in March for another Giveaway of this book when I will be honored to do a "live" video Interview with him here, on my Blog Site!
Dragonkyn - NEW EXPANDED EDITION COMING NOVEMBER 2017! by Nathan Smith Jones
Paperback, 2nd, 212 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by iread Books & Publishing
(first published February 1st 2017)
ISBN: 1462119786 (ISBN13: 9781462119783
In his very pores, a new relationship was forming with the gaseous alien called fire that ate and breathed as he did, and somehow he knew this relationship would change his life forever.
Marc Mondragon is just an average teenager who’s always getting in trouble or crushing on the pretty girl in school. When strange things begin happening to him, Marc is thrust into a new world where dragons are no longer just in fairy tales. Suddenly, with new friends and new enemies, his very survival depends on his ability to use a new source of power that gives magic to and connects all dragons—the invisible fire within him.
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Nathan Smith Jones has always loved teaching and writing. Yes, his book was dedicated to his children, Ilona, Alina, Richard, Evelynn, and Dmitrii, but he was also inspired to write the book for his many students at Renaissance Academy and Freedom Academy (yes, that includes you, Mr. Jacob Cano!)
He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in English Literature in 1997 and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Utah State University in 2008.
Nathan believes in the power of stories, and in the power of The Vibe, the energy source that gives power to and connects all dragonkyn.
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THIS NEXT BOOK IS BY AUTHOR RONDA GIBB HINRICHSEN. IT IS HER NEWEST SUSPENSE/ROMANCE "CLEAN" READ.
One Fell Down by Ronda Gibb HinrichsenPaperback, 255 pages | ISBN13: 9781524402358
Published February 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications
When Mikaela York opens an anonymous blue sympathy card with the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” written inside, she doesn’t know what to make of it. But soon after, Mikaela and her fiancé are in a tragic car accident, resulting in her husband-to-be’s death. Then when Mikaela’s grandmother loses her life in a hiking accident one year later, an old man gives Mikaela another mysterious blue card at the funeral. After the service, Mikaela’s grandfather asks that she oversee the renovations on his bed & breakfast in New Zealand. When she arrives, Mikaela meets Tui Davies—the inn’s manager—and Brentin Williams, the man Tui expects her daughter to marry. Tui helps Mikaela retrieve a doll from the cellar vault, but the doll turns out to be an evil omen that Mikaela is told she must get rid of before someone is murdered. Meanwhile, the old man from the funeral is bent on revenge and is plotting against everyone who has ever wronged him, and Mikaela is next in line. But until she discovers the killer’s contact in New Zealand, whom can she trust? And while Brentin attempts to help Mikaela overcome her grief, she must decide—is she ready to love again?
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Award-winning author, Ronda Hinrichsen (also writing as Kathleen Marks) and her family own a small farm located between the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the Great Salt Lake where she regularly sees eagles, hawks, owls, and ducks. Lots of ducks. She is the author of independently and traditionally published non-fiction, romantic suspense and speculative books as well as numerous magazine articles and stories for children and adults. She also enjoys teaching about writing in conference and classroom settings. To learn more about Ronda, visit her WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE |
Introducing this excellent non-fiction Book by author, Gary Morton, Commanding Excellence
About the Book:
Truly engaging people is not about commanding them to do something; it is about getting them to command themselves to do it. West Point distinguished graduate Gary Morton knows how to deliver exceptional results while doing just that. As a platoon leader and tank commander in Army Task Force 4-68 and, later, as a young vice president at medical device manufacturer Stryker, Morton learned under two legendary leaders who, despite different styles, followed nearly the same steps to achieve results most considered unattainable.
In only a year, Task Force 4-68's commander, Lt. Colonel Alfred L. Dibella, turned one of the Army's poorest performing units into the most lethal, combat-ready task force in the US Army. In simulated-combat missions at the grueling National Training Center, Dibella's task force defeated the constantly triumphant OPFOR in every battle. This feat has never been repeated. Generals and commanders at every level sought to understand how this unit did the impossible.
When John W. Brown became CEO of Stryker, it was a boutique medical device firm with a few innovative products and $17 million in sales. Under Brown's extraordinary leadership it evolved into a $4 billion market leader feared by competitors and highly regarded by healthcare professionals. Stryker accomplished this remarkable run by securing 20-percent earnings growth every quarter, every year--for twenty-eight years. Again, this is a feat experts believed unachievable.
By explaining the ingredients of these two leaders' secret sauce, Morton lays the foundation for current and future leaders to ensure their own teams excellence.
About the Author
West Point distinguished graduate Gary Morton had a five-year career as a tank officer, the highlight of which was being part of an extraordinary unit that achieved unprecedented results at the US Army's grueling National Training Center--the only unit to ever win every simulated battle it fought. Gary also graduated with an MS degree from the University of Southern California with honors. After the Army, he joined medical-device manufacturer Stryker, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in project management, engineering, R&D, operations, marketing, and business leadership, all culminating in twelve years as Vice President and General Manager of the EMS equipment business that he cofounded. An innovative juggernaut, Stryker EMS grew to become the global leader in patient-handling equipment for the ambulance market. His team introduced game-changing products that have redefined how paramedics handle patients in emergency situations throughout the developed world. Today, he is retired from Stryker and lives with his wife in the Midwest, where he writes and invests. You can learn more at: .
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Finally, I have a bonus book for the U.S.A./Can. Only drawing.
Geology Lab for Kids: 52 Projects to Explore Rocks, Gems, Geodes, Crystals, Fossils, and Other Wonders of the Earth's Surface by Garret Romaine
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2017 by Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631592858 (ISBN13: 9781631592850)
There is so much to learn about the Earth under our feet. Geology Lab for Kids provides 52 experiments that are easy to do at home.
Geology Lab for Kids features 52 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the Earth’s surface, structure, and processes. This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth’s crust, and how water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons. There is no excuse for boredom with a year’s worth of captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities.
In this book, you will learn:
How to identify the most common rocks and minerals
How to maintain and display your rock collection
How insects are trapped and preserved in amber
How geysers and volcanoes form and erupt
How layers of rock reveal a record of time
How to pan for gold like a real prospector
Geology is an exciting science that helps us understand the world we live in, and Geology Lab for Kids actively engages readers in simple, creative activities that reveal the larger world at work.
Garret Romaine is an award-winning journalist and technical writer hailing from Portland, Oregon. His grandfather, Harold Banta, was an attorney in Baker, Oregon specializing in mining law, and his grandmother Floy ran a rock shop in Baker. As a boy, Garret visited many collecting areas, mines, and ghost towns in the Baker area, and was hooked for life on field work. He earned a geology degree from the University of Oregon, studying under stalwarts such as Dr. Ewart Baldwin, Dr. William Orr, and Dr. Allan Kays, and followed that up with a master's degree in geography at the University of Washington and an MBA from Portland State.
Garret has written for multiple publications in the Portland area, and has managed technical writing teams for several technology companies. He has taught technical writing at Portland State since 1997, and serves on the board of directors for the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals and the North America Research Group, devoted to fossil hunting.
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I am offering Three Fabulous Books by Three Awesome Authors to Giveaway to ONE Lucky U.S./Canada WINNER! Each is very unique!
Book #1 - Donated by it's Author
True Mercy by Idelle Kursman
Paperback, 362 pages
Published October 2016 by Luck Can Change, LLC
ISBN: 0996592202 (ISBN13: 9780996592208)
“In the midst of happy memories of licking the chocolate chip cookie batter . . . Adam spotted a woman on the ground.”
Adam, an eighteen year-old with autism, unwittingly gets caught up in the evil network of human trafficking the day he finds Marina on the ground. Nursing fresh wounds from losing his mother, Adam is ecstatic to accept a new mother figure into his life. He longs for someone to take walks with and who will watch nature videos with him. He can't fathom, however, the horrific existence Marina has led prior to appearing in his neighborhood.
Marina, abducted from her country of Moldova, has landed in America and somehow managed to escape. Starving, filthy, and exhausted, she has nowhere to turn and desperately needs Adam's assistance. But what will Adam's father think of him allowing this emaciated refugee into their home?
Adam's father Bruce has his own troubles as the sole caregiver of Adam while trying to hold down a regular job. How will he take on the added responsibility of protecting Marina from the traffickers who are intent on recapturing her? Can he successfully protect both her and his childlike son?
Idelle Kursman was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. She earned her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her master's in reading education at William Paterson University. She has worked on her writing skills for over 20 years. A few years ago, she watched the movie Taken with Liam Neeson and was shocked to discover the existence of human trafficking rings. She has a loved one with autism, which forced her to put her career on hold. Concerned about these topics, Idelle began researching and writing her debut novel. In True Mercy, Idelle seeks to bring more awareness to the international human trafficking crisis as well as the plight of families with loved ones with autism. She does presentations to speak about these issues. Idelle currently lives with her family in New Jersey.
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The Magic of Jhas by Merelee Knott
Paperback, 1, 497 pages
Published August 21st 2014 by Createspace
ISBN 1500382698 (ISBN13: 9781500382698)
Can Dura save the primitive land of Jhas with a sword, fighting against repeating rifles, jets, and bombs? Or will he die trying?
Dura knows a sword can't defeat rifles, but he cares too much to give up. He can't stand to see his people get hurt. When a messenger calls, Dura flies to the rescue, alone, with only the sword.
He's stubborn enough to try to help. Will he die, or is there still magic in Jhas?
Action, adventure, airplanes, and fantastic characters fill this fast-paced, magical novel.
Author, The Magic of Jhas. Find it on Amazon.com, a fantasy, action-adventure novel.
My son is Shawn Steele, Microsoft software guru, and maker of L3-g0, a Lego robot.
My daughter is Laurel Lee Steele, Physician Assistant in pharmaceutical research, and artist.
I live in the Pacific Northwest now, previously in Colorado, other States, and Germany, grew up in Tiffin and Bettsville, Ohio.
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Book #3 - Donated by Quarto Knows Publishing
How Could We Harness a Hurricane? by Vicki Cobb, Theo Cobb (Illustrations)Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by Seagrass Press
ISBN: 1633222462 (ISBN13: 9781633222465
How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane hits?
Have you ever wondered how hurricanes become powerful enough to lift cars and level cities? In How Could We Harness a Hurricane?, Vicki Cobb describes this natural phenomenon and the three things it's made of: air, water, and energy. Read about traveling to the eye of the storm, modifying weather, and other interesting work that meteorologists, scientists, and engineers do to solve the big problems posed by hurricanes. How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane visits our cities? From fortifying buildings to weakening or moving the hurricane itself, How Could We Harness a Hurricane? explores what engineers are trying to do to diminish the wrath of a hurricane. How Could We Harness a Hurricane? also includes simple, hands-on experiments that reinforce these fascinating hurricane facts and concepts.
Vicki Cobb is the well-known author of more than eighty-five highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Ever since 1972, when HarperCollins first published Science Experiments You Can Eat, Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. It is no surprise that she is known as the "Julia Child of hands-on science." Currently, she is becoming increasingly popular as a speaker to children and adults as educators search out sources for materials and activities that promote learning. Today's popular buzz words in education--"hands-on-science," "experimental learning," "out-come based," "multi-disciplinary" and critical thinking" are embodied in Vicki Cobb's work.Vicki Cobb graduated from Barnard College with a major in zoology and went on to get a Master's degree in Secondary Science Education. After early careers as a laboratory researcher and science teacher, she became a full-time writer of science books for children. Light Action! Amazing Experiments in Optics represents her life as both author and parent. Her coauthor is her son Josh, and optical engineer and the illustrator is her son Theo, an artist and art director.
Vicki is a charter member of the award-winning group blog Interesting Nonfiction for Kids (I.N.K.) and she is the founder and president of Ink Think Tank, LLC, a company of the best nonfiction authors around, in all disciplines K-12, dedicated to bringing the nonfiction literature into the classroom. She is also a regular blogger for Education Update and the Huffington Post where she regularly questions the state of education, literacy, and the strange absence of using nonfiction literature in the classroom.
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