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This first one is an adult story story about what life under a microscope can do to the soul...Perfect for this "Spooktacular" month! It is graciously donated by ...
Title: Lifeline to Marionette by Jennifer Waitte
Genre: General Fiction, Literary Fiction ~ ISBN: 9781734932201
Release Date: September 22, 2020
Publisher: Cadence Group ~ Genre: General Fiction, Literary Fiction
A lonely childhood, a haunted past, a secret, and a life controlled by others—she is a woman at the end of her rope, without hope.
Alaina Michelle Sekovich is the daughter of Europe’s most famous living composer. Once his prodigy, they are now estranged. To the world, she is Michelle Seko, a multimedia star and valuable asset of the film and fashion industries.
Michelle was a gifted yet troubled child who sought only to flee the suffocating world of her father’s overbearing tutelage. She thought she could change her life by becoming someone else. But when her world becomes herself looking back at her and the face that is her own monster she does not know, she finds there is no place she can go, nowhere she can hide, because what she wants to escape from most is the one thing she can never truly be free of—herself.
Lifeline to Marionette is a story about what life under a microscope can do to the soul. It is a story about a young woman whose every move is determined by the people who control her. Their strings are fine ut unbreakable, and they pull her painfully in opposing directions until she can no longer bear their tension.
About Jennifer Waitte
Jennifer Waitte is an award-winning journalist, editor and author. She is a graduate of California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo, and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
For 15 years, Waitte worked as a writer and editor for numerous lifestyle, equine and equestrian sporting magazines. She has won many awards for her writing, editing and editorial direction.
Waitte is an avid equestrian. She competes in the sport of long-distance horse racing and dressage. She lives in Napa, California, with her husband Barry. They own Tamber Bey Vineyards, a boutique winery located in Napa Valley.
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“Adams’ concise prose delivers a quick read that’s packed with colorful characters and subplots . . . Returning illustrator Stroh’s bold black-and-white artwork, as in the previous book, perfectly captures the author’s stunningly detailed world.”
These Next Three Books is an older Elementary age/Middle Grade Trilogy! Perfecct for this "Spooktacular" month and generously donated by Sparkpoint Studio Publishing.
The Blue Witch: (The Witches of Orkney #1) by Alane Adams
When her new friend Hugo's life is put in danger by a stampeding sneevil, a desperate Abigail manages to call up her magic―only to find out it's unlike any other witchling's at the Tarkana Witch Academy! As mysteries deepen around her magic and just who her true parents are, Abigail becomes trapped in a race against time to undo one of her spells before she is kicked out of the coven forever!
Rich in Norse mythology, The Blue Witch is the first of a fast-paced young reader series filled with magical spells, mysterious beasts, and witch-hungry spiders!
The Rubicus Prophecy: The Witches of Orkney #2 by Alane Adams
– October 15, 2019 ~ 216 pages
Abigail has just started her second year at the Tarkana Witch Academy and is already up to her ears studying for Horrid Hexes and Awful Alchemy! Worse, Endera’s malevolent spellbook has its hooks in her, whispering in her ear to use its dark magic. Meanwhile, the entire school is talking about the Rubicus Prophecy; a sign has arrived that the chosen witchling is among them, the one who will one day break Odin’s curse over them. When an Orkadian warship arrives carrying troubling news, Abigail and her friend Hugo are swept into a new mystery after a young boy from the ship, Robert Barconian, asks for their help retrieving a missing item.
Along with the former glitch-witch, Calla, the four friends end up deep in the catacombs beneath the Tarkana Fortress―a place where the draugar, the living dead, wander about. Abigail discovers there is more to the Rubicus Prophecy than anyone ever imagined. Can she stop it in time before she and her friends are destroyed?
Filled with magical spells, spine-tingling ghosts, and visits from the Norse gods, The Rubicus Prophecy pits Abigail against a sinister power greater than anything she has ever imagined.
Witch Wars (Witches of Orkney (3)) by Alane Adams
Publisher: SparkPress, On Sale: October 13, 2020
Age Range: 7 - 12 years, Grade Level: 2 - 6
208 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1684630639,
Abigail’s second year at the Tarkana Academy has been an all-out disaster. She’s just unwittingly helped Vertulious, an ancient he-witch and powerful alchemist, destroy Odin’s Stone and restore his powers, and now all of Orkney is caught up in the threat of war as the witches prepare to destroy the helpless Orkadians. Determined to set things right, Abigail and Hugo set off for Jotunheim, the land of the giants, to find a weapon to restore the balance. All they have to do is track down the God of Thunder and convince Thor to turn his hammer over to them.
When their former-friend-now-foe Robert Barconian arrives with a band of dwarves, intent on stopping them, Abigail and friends must unite to prevent a war that will destroy them all. But has Abigail made the biggest mistake of all by trusting in the wrong ally?
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About Alane Adams
Alane Adams is the author of award-winning titles that include the Legends of Orkney™ Norse mythology series for middle grade readers, the Witches of Orkney prequel series, and a series of historical picture books set in the 1920s including The Coal Thief. Alane's newest Greek mythology series, The Legends of Olympus debuted Spring 2020 with The Eye of Zeus. Alane Adams and her books have been featured on BBC, Fox, the CW, Parade, Bustle, Today, People, and many more! When Alane is not writing or talking to kids in schools about Reading Is A Superpower, she’s out hiking somewhere in the world or hanging out with her three boys in Southern California. For more information, visit https://alaneadams.com or follow Alane on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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This first Book is an adult Spiritual Thriller. It is appreciateively donated by ...
Title: Temple Dancer by Amy Weintraub
Genre: Spiritual Thriller | Pages: 300 | ISBN: 9780974738062
Release Date: September 2020 | Publisher: Tumamoc Press
In a spiritual thriller that connects the lives of two presumably disconnected women, Temple Dancer burrows deep into the mirroring stories of both Wendy Rabin and Saraswati as they explore the divine connection. Set in India in 1997, and later at an ashram in Buckingham, Virginia in 2016, Temple Dancer begins when Wendy takes a spiritual pilgrimage to India following a painful divorce. On a crowded train in the midst of Wendy’s excursion, she meets Saraswati, an enigmatic older woman who claims to have been a temple dancer. The mysterious encounter between the two leaves Wendy with Saraswati’s diary and a request that she honor the profaned culture by sharing her story. Twenty years later, after having lost the diary’s translation, its inexplicable reappearance forces Wendy to face her difficult past. Her reading and meditation trigger flashbacks of her painful mistakes in the trance of love.
ABOUT The AUTHOR Although I’m best known for my books and teachings on Yoga and mental health, Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton), my passion, ever-since I picked up a pencil in the second grade to write a book like the ones I loved (those Dana Sisters and Nancy Drew mystery series), was to write fiction. I grew up in Pittsburgh before it was green and beautiful. I read to find a brighter place in other worlds, and I wanted to write books that could meet that bleakness and transcend it. In pursuit of that desire, I returned to school, earning the Master of Fine Arts in literary fiction from Bennington College Writing Seminars in 2000.
I received the Allen Tate Memorial Award for the Short Story and was a finalist for the William Faulkner Award for the Novel and for the Heekin Group Foundation Fellowship for the novel-in-progress. I also received Second Place, in the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition for Literary Fiction.
I began my love affair with yoga in the late 1980’s, after a successful career in television broadcasting. My own recovery (from chronic depression) led me to research and write books on yoga and mental health, and I became passionate about sharing what had helped me heal with others who suffered.
In 2004, I founded the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute, which continues to train yoga teachers and health care providers in yoga practices appropriate in clinical and yoga therapy settings.
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This Fun-filled Young Adult/Adult Book Is eerily "fitting" for this
month of October's HOP! This has been graciously donated by
13 Days of Girls Camp:
A Romantic Comedy by Robbin J. Peterson
She’s stuck repeating Friday the 13th.
He’s the blind-date she can’t escape.
Amber Doria hasn’t forgiven her sister Kate for marrying her boyfriend—or for being her prettier, bossy older sister. Now, pregnant-and-content Kate has apparently made it her life mission to get Amber married, and she has her sights set on Jason Weston. When the blind date falls through, Amber thinks she’s in the clear. Unfortunately, Kate has other plans. Amber is enlisted as a last-minute nurse at church girls camp in Pontoosuc, Illinois, with Kate in charge. Endurance is Amber’s new philosophy, as she prepares for the longest week of her life. A tornado, a head-injury, and a guy who likes cat-memes set the stage for a re-occurring Friday the 13th Amber might never escape. Kate insists God cares about Amber’s love life, but Amber is fairly sure she’s just a lab-rat experiment gone wrong.
ABOUT The AUTHOR:
I graduated from Utah State University in 2002 with a BS in English Literature. Then I settled into being a stay-at-home mom, married to an amazing farmer with a Master's in Plant Science. My obsession with the craft of writing led me to attend a writing conference, then another. I won a contest in 2010 for best first chapter, which became the first chapter of my book "Going Home." I live in California. I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I play the viola in my local symphony. I have six kids. I homeschool, I public school. I'm a Ravenclaw, a Jane Austen fan, and I'm an extroverted introvert. It's a thing, you should Google it.
My books are with Covenant Communications, Inc.
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This Final adult book is a non-fiction by marathon runner,
Brian Baleno. Great for the "Color Me" HOP!
This is graciously donated by the author.
One cannot tell the story of Tony Baleno without a nod to the generations that preceded him and those that followed. In Generational Lessons from Dad, we're invited to explore all that has formed Tony Baleno the man, from the immigrant Italian family that brought the Baleno name to America, to the fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and eventually children and grandchildren that together help tell this man's remarkable story. Marked by hard work and an inimitable commitment to family—by both tremendous success and painful personal loss—Tony's is the story of a family built on values and ethic passed down through generations.
ABOUT The Author:
Learn more about this Marathon Runner though his newest memoir.
He ran marathons in al 50 States.
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My Friend, Merlin: Harry Potter meets The Godfather. A modern twist to the King Arthur legend...Generously donated by the author!
My Friend, Merlin – A Realistic Fantasy About Friends, Trust, and Transformation
Behind The Story From Pitch To Publish
Spokane, Washington USA August 17, 2020
Looking up I could see I had mere seconds before it was my turn to pitch my story to Brendan Deneen, the Editor for MacMillan Publishing behind the hit series The Walking Dead. I finished scribbling the last line and did the best to hide that I was still out of breath and shaking from running across Manhattan. To my horror I had thirty seconds before I was on my feet, giving the pitch I had just finished. After my pitch I looked at him, and he eyed me a moment before stating, “You could write that story poorly and it would still sell. When it’s ready I want it.” A wave of validation coursed through my whole body—he had just answered the two questions I had come for. Was I cut out for this, and is there something to the geography of genius? Is opportunity and excellence more accessible in certain places? Answered. Both of them. But now the next question. What matters more: motive, or outcome? It would all come down to execution. A golden premise on a silver platter. Would I blow this opportunity? Only time would tell.
Four years later, after internalizing the reality that novel writing and screenwriting are converging, I employed the method and structure of both to arrive at a polished manuscript. The story’s development and pace surprised me, many of the components weaving themselves in a process of flow I can only express as miraculous. The emotional development and arc of all the characters impressed me with the sensation that this story has true potential. After all this time, I believe I have my answer. I’m proud of this one. It has legs, it can actually go somewhere.
ABOUT the AUTHOR
Saul Rip spent his childhood equally divided between Texas, Nevada, and Washington State. He obtained a bachelor degree in art and associate degree in architecture in 2014. He uses his career in the architecture industry to fund his passion for writing. After ten years of walkabout, he settled near the family ranch in the Pacific Northwest of The United States. He is married and has two sons and a new daughter.
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The Second Book is a YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy which sounds Thrilling! I am anxious to read it! This is graciously provided by the author, as well.
The Winds Of Power: The Sleeper Prophecyby Robert Drummond
Published November 12th 2016 by Robert Drummond
SynopsisFour teenagers thrown together develop their powers and friendships in an alien world filled with all manner of strange beings and threats.
The death of a blue-violet star 15 years ago sees solar winds carry charged particles to the ends of the galaxy reaching the outer planet of Earth and interacting with the genes of four babies - heightening powers within them. It is later prophesised that a sleeper from an outer planet will help to overthrow a great evil that threatens to destroy the seven planets that form the Galactic Alliance.
Fifteen years on, the Alliance, now under the shadow of a great evil, takes the teenagers out into space to determine who the sleeper is.
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About Robert Drummond
Robert Drummond has never truly grown up. As a lover of young adult fantasy fiction stories packed with adventure, he was inspired to write by the Harry Potter series (team Gryffindor!). The Winds of Power - the Sleeper Prophecy, delivers a page turning novel that was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Kindle book awards. It follows the adventures of four teenagers as they develop their powers and friendships in an alien world filled with all manner of dangers and strange beings.
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This Third Book, and mostly the Author, Are Both Winners of MULTIPLE Awards! This book is ideal for October's National Bullying Prevention Month! This book is donated by Foreword Publicity.com
Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All) - Mom's Choice Award Winner by Lori Orlinsky
About Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky is a multi award-winning children's book author, freelance writer and marketing director who lives in Chicago. Lori is certified by the CDC in Bullying Prevention and Response Training and is an ambassador for the PACER's National Bullying Center. At 5"1, she wishes her book "Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All)" was around while she was growing up.
She has received MULTIPLE Personal Awards & Accolades
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This first one is a young children's book - especially good for bald children and their peers.
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My Hair Went on Vacation by Paula Quinn
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book | Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: August, 2020
Content Rating: G. This children's book is for everyone.
This story is about Rosie, who lives in Chicago. Within three weeks she lost all of her hair and asked, "Where did it go?" Rosie loved to rock the bald, without even skipping a beat. She happily wore sunscreen -not even a hat!- in the summer heat. At bedtime, Rosie would tell her own stories with a smile on her face. She'd imagine her hair going on magical adventures all over the place. From a young age, Rosie loved herself and was not phased by her look, So her mother decided to share her spirit to teach others through this book. Come on this adventure with a confident bald girl, Who tells us Bald is beautiful! as she smiles with a twirl. We hope this book can inspire you to love others as they are, And to love yourself every day, whether your hair is near or far.
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Meet the Author:
Paula and Rosie Quinn are the founders of Coming Up Rosies, a nonprofit dedicated to fulfilling Rosie’s dream to make bald kids like her smile confidently. At two years old, Rosie was diagnosed with alopecia universalis, an incurable autoimmune disease that results in baldness. From a young age, Rosie taught her parents how to embrace her difference by coming up with magical adventures of her hair each night before bed. Despite Rosie’s confidence, awkward questions and comments about her baldness started to bother Rosie. One day, her parents surprised her with a head scarf made from one of her paintings. Rosie immediately felt confident again, and wanted to share this feeling of pride with all bald children. Rosie lives in Chicago with her sister Caroline, her parents Paula and Larry, and their bernedoodle, Enzo. As a family, they love to go to Cubs games, have dance parties, and cook Italian dinners at home.
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The second book is a Middle-Grade-Age/YA Fantasy book! It is the beginning of a new, exciting series! It is cordially provided by TwoPR https://twopr.com/ .
Welcome To Superhero School (The Vork Chronicles) by Gracie Dix
Welcome to Superhero School! Join Oliver, Jess, and all their friends on a mission to destroy the power-hungry, evil villains of Vork. From subterranean sewers to lush jungle, from dinosaurs to dragons, our heroes will be pushed to their limits in ways they’d never imagined. Will their collective Powers—Flight, Morphing, Invisibility, Mind Reading, and more—be enough for them to overcome the malevolence of Vork? Or will they stumble over their own doubts and painful histories? This action-packed journey of friendship, hardship, and humor will take our heroes to thrilling new heights and a deeper understanding of their own place in the world. But will that be enough—or will Vork always be one step ahead?
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About Gracie Dix
Graceanne “Gracie” Dix is a highschooler and author of Journey to Superhero School, An Oliver and Jess Prequel to the Vork Chronicles and Welcome to Superhero School, Book One of the Vork Chronicles(April 28, 2020, Toast Industries). She has been writing since she could hold a pencil. When Gracie isn’t writing, she can be found singing, creating art, in the theatre, volunteering, or playing tennis. She loves travel and is a loyal friend. Gracie lives in Dallas, Texas with her parents, Richard and Jennifer, her brother, Nate, whenever he is home from college, and her beloved dogs, Snowball and Sandcastle “Sandy.”
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This third one is an exciting Western adventure for Adults.
This was courteously donated by the author.
Partners Kindle Edition by David M McGowan
About The Authors
Dave McGowan has been a cowboy, forest fire fighter, heavy equipment operator, farmhand, gardener, road musician and businessman. He now writes and works as a commercial driver in Northern British Columbia.
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