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My contribution for this Blog Hop is Two Different Genre created by ONE Amazing Author fo YA & Adults and One Children's Non-Fiction Book ALL FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER!
The first Book by Author, Michael Carlon is an inspirational Sports/Romance. Both are generously provided by STRATEGIES PR
Winning Streak (inspirational fiction, sports, romance) – Using sport as a backdrop, WINNING STREAK is the story of how three lives intersect and how each comes to learn critical lessons in order to heal from the pain of loss in their lives. A pro golfer about to accomplish a feat not seen in over 80 years walks away from it all and retreats to his hometown after the sudden death of his father. A daughter, tasked with reinventing her father’s magazine, must overcome her own past hometown to fulfill his wife’s dying wish only to realize there’s far more to the story than he realized … Mitch Albom meets Nicholas Sparks as readers are taken on an emotional journey full of laughter and tear.
...The second Book is a Murder mystery by the same author
Uncorking A Murder (fiction, mystery, detective, crime) A retired detective short on time is looking to right a wrong in this "Serial meets Gone Girl" thriller. The Uncorking a Murder podcast took the nation by storm. Farrah Graham, the creator and host, struck a nerve with listeners through a ten-episode serial that combined investigative journalism, old fashioned radio drama, and compelling storytelling. The public, not to mention Farrah’s advertisers, are hungry for season two! While Farrah and her partner Melody struggle to agree on a topic for the second season of Uncorking a Murder, their intern takes a call from a retired detective in Ft. Lauderdale pitching his request that the next season focus on a case he was involved with five years earlier. Curious to hear why a retired detective is driven to have a conviction overturned, Farrah follows her curiosity down to Ft. Lauderdale where she uncovers a conspiracy involving a narcissistic CEO and a US Senator willing to do anything to protect their secrets, but will she live long enough to uncork the story?
Michael Carlon is the host of the Uncorking a Story podcast (http://michaelcarlonauthor.com/podcast/) which features depth interviews with fellow authors as well as everyday people making an extraordinary difference in the world today. In addition, he is the author of Return to Casa Grande, Uncorking a Murder, Winning Streak, The Last Homily, All the F*cks I Cannot Give, and Motel California.
When he is not writing a novel, a magazine article, or a piece for his local newspaper, Mike earns his living as a marketing consultant traveling around the world interviewing people about their experiences with and attitudes towards his clients' products and services. He is an expert at understanding what makes people tick and translating those insights into intelligence his clients can use to make better decisions.
Mike lives in Stamford, CT with his wife Nicole and their teenage triplets Grace, Patrick, and Maggie. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Fairfield University.
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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.
ABOUT VICKI COBB
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 credits her outlook on education to her mother's forward-looking thinking. From kindergarten to sixth grade she attended The Little Red School House in Greenwich Village. Her early education was a joyful experience of hands-on activities, field trips, reading children's literature (not textbooks), creative projects, and a kind of portfolio evaluation that today's educators realize are the most powerful tools for producing individuals who have a lifetime love of learning. According to Cobb her books "allow me to recreate the joy of learning I experienced in elementary school for myself, forever."
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
Be sure to go to her Website For WONDERFUL Hands on Activities for "Kids".
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Below are a Couple of Romance Authors I thoroughly enjoy who definitely "Rain" Romance!
Marcia Lynn McClure's books definitely stirs the warmth of romance throughout one's system! My youngest daughter introduced me to this author's writings in the late 1990s. Her books are all thrilling and yet clean!
She will be a guest on my blog next month and will be offering one of her amazing books for a Giveaway!
Be sure to visit and learn more about this fun lady!
A few of her book are listed below, but check them all out through one of her medias!
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Cami Checketts is another "first"! I discovered her shortly after Marcia Lynn McClure...along with a few others!
Cami's books have an element of mystery and suspense and are really FUN to read! Some are more suspenseful than others, but are all well-written.
Again, I am listing a few of hers but be sure to go to one of her medias and "check out" her variety of great books!
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BELOW ARE JUST A FEW OF HER BOOKS
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A Wrinkle In Time is hitting theaters on March 9th, 2018. Fans of the book have been anxiously awaiting this movie for a while! To help celebrate this release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers A Wrinkle In Time prize pack worth over $150 that everyone will want to win!A Wrinkle In Time Prize Pack Includes:
About A Wrinkle In TimeMeg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.
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The first is a Great book for both YA and Adult guys. It would make a great gift for a Bachelor's Party or Father's Day! It is graciously donated by the author.
Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel: How to be a husband your wife won't throw out of the window in the middle of the night.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 5th 2018 by Sweet Memories Publishing
ISBN: 0692998152 (ISBN13: 9780692998151)
When my grandson, Joel, got engaged, I decided to jot down a few words of marital wisdom for him, based on my vast experience as a husband. Then I thought, why share this wisdom with only one person when I can share it with the whole world. So, I started a blog, listing new marital advice every week. As the popularity of the blog grew, people suggested that the material should be turned into a book and, well, here it is! Sure, much of the advice is off-the-wall and wacky, but it's also an upbeat, humorous look at married life that any engaged or married person can relate to and will find insightful and fun to read. Even unmarried people can enjoy the book and, who knows, it might convince some of you to take the plunge, or perhaps confirm your belief that being single is a blessing. Advice to Joel, and to any man, includes: make sure that you buy a roll of electrical tape before you volunteer to do the vacuuming-and why, how to deal with your wife's steely-eyed, clinched-jaw scowl, known as "The Look," how to answer your wife's questions such as, "Does this dress make my ass look big?," the warning that your mouth will get you into a whole lot more trouble than your Willy ever will, and how to create the world's most powerful anniversary card for your wife. Virtually all of the material in the book is presented in the form of upbeat stories, scenarios, and examples. This is not the type of advice that you'll find in a textbook on marriage or in a book on marital relations written by some psychiatrist. This is the real stuff for real people.
Author of 25 published books - novels, nonfiction, and one joke that got out of hand and resulted in a fun book, "Who Gives A Sh*t!"
Love Country Music, Rock 'N' Roll, and drinking beer with friends.
Live in Arizona in winter; Iowa in summer.
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The second book I am offering is a Children's hardcover book which is a great introductory to nature for small children.. This is donated by Quatro Knows Publishing
It Starts With a Seed: Watch a Tiny Seed Grow into a Wild Forrest by Laura Knowles, Jennie Webber (Illust.)
Take a journey through the seasons and years as we follow the seed’s transformation from a seedling to a sapling, then a young tree, until it becomes a large tree with its branches and roots filling the page.
As the tree grows, it is joined by well-loved woodland creatures – squirrels and rabbits, butterflies and owls – who make it their home. Beautiful and evocative, It Starts With a Seed is a factual story that will touch children with its simple, enchanting message of life and growth
About the Author:
Laura Knowles has a background in children’s publishing and is the author of Once Upon a Jungle
and It Starts with a Seed, which was awarded the 2017 Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s
Non-fiction. Her love of natural history, words and art have drawn her to work on books about animals and nature. She likes tame animals nearly as much as wild ones, and has two elderly goldfish and one very chatty cat.
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The highly anticipated latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther, is finally almost out in theaters! On February 16th, travel to Wakanda as you get to know T'Challa, the King of Wakanda. To help celebrate this release, The Hopping Bloggershave come together to bring our readers a Black Panther prize pack worth $150 that everyone will want to win!
About Black PantherAfter the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king - and as Black Panther - gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
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We can thank the Victorian Era for making Valentine's Day a thing. To celebrate with us, enter the blog giveaways linked at the end of this posting! The event runs from Feb. 6 - 20, 2018. Good luck!
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I am offering a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card but first I would like to introduce the "Top Twenty" amazing, captivating romance novels I have recently read!
Six Days to Live by These are not in order of Preference. (Top to bottom, left to right)
1. A Tangled Inheritance by Chalon Linton 11. His Baby Dilemma by Catherine Lanigan
â2. A Rancher's Temporary Engagement by Stacy Henrie 12. His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott
3. A Convenient Wedding by Regina Scott 13. The Alaskan Catch by Beth Carpenter
â4. The Gentleman's Deception by Karen Tuft 14. The Song of Copper Creek by Kristen McKendry
5. The Darkest Summer by Rebecca J. Greenwood 15. Magic of Jhas by Merelee Knott
6. Brush With Love by Lisa McKendrick 16. The Man She Knew by Loree Lough
7. Heart Strings by Donna Hatch 17. Six Days to Live by Kenneth M. Page
â8.Heart of the West by Carolyn Twede Frank 18. One Fell Down by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
â9. Courting Carrie in Wonderland By Carla Kelly 19. Onboard for Love by Cami Checketts
â10. Home to Stay by Kate James 20. For Castle and Crown by Sian Ann Bessey
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ONE U.S.A./Can. WINNER will receive ALL FOUR Print copies of Spotlighted books. ONE International Winner will Receive the First THREE e-books Spotlighted.
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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