Holly Jolly Giveaway Hop 2022! {Ends 12/15/22}

Dec 1, 2022 | 5 comments

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For this Giveaway, I am featuring one Adult Non-Fiction AND one Middle-Grade Fantasy book… A print copy of each is to be sent to one Lucky U.S./Can. Winner!

This first one is a non-fiction, heartrending, memoir of a teacher, artist, mother, and wife of a businessman who was killed in 9/11 Trade Center attack. She shares her feelings and how she forced herself to move on. She hopes her experiences and healing with be of comfort to others. This book is being offered by Book and Wine Lovers Marketing.

Book Details:

From Here: Lessons in Love and Loss by Felice Zaslow
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BFV21L8N
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Schultz Yakovetz Judaica (September 22, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 180 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8985027112

Book Description:

Felice and Ira Zaslow’s love story spanned almost four decades, from the beaches of Far Rockaway to a comfortable suburban existence on the south shore of Long Island. She taught sixth grade at the local middle school, while he commuted daily to Lehman Brothers in the World Trade Center. As their sons grew up, they appreciated each day, looking forward to more time as a couple.

Then came the morning of September 11, 2001.

Through the days, weeks and months that followed, Felice had to find her way through unfathomable trauma, on a path she had to forge herself, seeking guidance and role models along the way. This remarkable and inspiring memoir puts a very personal face on a national tragedy, facing down the darkness by looking for the light that is always present.

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Meet the Author:

Felice Zaslow is a retired teacher, artist and author residing in Long Island, New York. She is the mother of two adult sons and grandmother of three. Felice has an appreciation of the natural beauty of the Long Island beaches and the changing of the seasons since childhood. She incorporates this into her painting and writing. The loss of her husband, Ira, inspired Felice to write her first book, From Here: Lessons in Love and Loss from 9/11. Her wish is to bring hope and comfort to others who have experienced a tragic loss.

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Book Intro

The second book is directed at older Elementary, Middle Grade, and Young Adult aged audiences.

This is a new, exciting fantasy adventure book debut, along with its new author, L.M. Bracklow. This book builds on the friendship of three main characters – Luke, Kaori, and Damien.  It is donated by the good people at SMITH PUBLICITY, INC.

Book Details:

The Islands of Iros By L.M. Bracklow

Book Description:

Twelve-year-old Luke Weiler lives in awe of his older brother, a noble soldier who protects their island home from brutal Mokrullian enemies. When his brother’s ship explodes before an important mission, Luke suspects the Mokrullian leader, Elvos Kreen, is responsible. Vowing revenge, he enrolls at the Nakamura Training Camp to become a soldier.

Having lived for years in servitude of the man who killed her parents, twelve-year-old Kaori Takenouchi dreams of freedom. She finally runs away, hoping to experience adventure like those she has read about in books. Thinking she might find excitement at sea, she joins the training camp in hopes of becoming a Crimson Raider, the celebrated soldiers that protect their island.

To find treasure chests brimming with gold is twelve-year-old Damien Berlinger’s dream. He knows the only way to achieve this is by becoming a Crimson Raider and joining them on their annual quest to the island of Mundrah, where ruthless giants fiercely guard heaps of gold. When his best friend Luke decides to enroll at the Nakamura Training Camp, Damien joins him at once, determined to someday battle these giants and rob them of their treasure.

The new recruits are told three of them will be given the honor of joining the Crimson Raiders’ delayed mission – searching for Selior Darakhan’s finger. According to legend, Darakhan was a sorcerer who transferred all his powers into his severed index finger before he was caught and executed for committing unforgivable crimes. Supposedly, whoever finds and consumes the finger will absorb its power, becoming a sorcerer themselves. This rumor was enough to send seamen everywhere on a ceaseless search. The finger, nevertheless, has never been found.


Meet the Author:

L.M. Bracklow is a Peruvian author who loves dogs, traveling, and reading as many books as she can get her hands on. She has a degree in sports journalism, but her true passion is writing books for children. Enthralled by fantasy since she was a little girl, Bracklow has now written a fantastical story of her own. The Islands of Iros is the book of her heart, and she hopes kids everywhere will enjoy reading it as much as she enjoyed writing it! Bracklow is eager to continue unfolding Luke, Kaori, and Damien’s stories in what may ultimately be a five or six book series.

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ONE Lucky U.S./Can. Winner will receive a Print copy of BOTH Books featured above! (outside these areas will receive a digital copy)

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  1. Lindsey

    I really like them both. It’s so hard to choose just one!

  2. EDYE

    I like fiction because it is a way to escape reality and to visit other worlds/realms.

  3. Thomas Gibson

    I prefer non fiction over fiction because I like to learn about different things. I feel non-fiction does that better. But not always.

  4. Piroska

    I prefer fiction when I want to relax and get lost in a book.
    I like non-fiction when I want to learn something new.

  5. Anne

    Fascinating and intriguing giveaway.

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