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Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Review - My Dream Man by Marie Solka plus Giveaway


Book Review
My Dream Man
by Marie Solka

Book Description
When Samantha, a home health nurse, has her first orgasm after waking from an erotic dream about Greg, a scientist and son of her newest patient, she’s both captivated and confused.

Greg’s the opposite of her type, but Samantha feels compelled to get to know the eccentric workaholic, and she soon discovers it’s futile to fight chemistry.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Our Book Review
Cupid's arrow strikes in the most unexpected places and for Samantha this surprisingly happened on her routine nursing appointment at a client's home.  The last thing she expected was to fall in love for a client's son, who is a scientist, so not her usual type but leaves her sensationally hot and wanting more but will he feel the same way?

The warmth of the characters shine through which is always the case with the author,  both as Marie Solka and Kim Cano, you will find yourself bonding to them really quickly.  She seems to bring an enjoyable tale to life, inviting you to turn page after page to see what will happen next. There are so many words to describe this book, warming, soft, gentle, mellow, its a nice all round feel good read that leaves you feeling happy to have read it and leaving you with a happy glow. 

This is now the third book I've read from the author and I've got to say I'm becoming hooked, each story is so different, especially this one as her first romance, yet they are so pleasant to read.  An easy book to escape into and to be carried along their journey.

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About the Author



Marie Solka is the pen name of women’s fiction author Kim Cano. While Kim writes emotionally-charged book club reads that often bring readers to tears, Marie pens steamy romance. My Dream Man is Marie’s debut novel. Marie lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book Review - ping: The Rescue of Eden by Stuart Avery Gold

Book Review
Ping the Rescue of Eden
ping: The Rescue of Eden
An eco-parable about climate change and the inner
responsibility to the outside world
by Stuart Avery Gold

Book Description
An eco-parable about climate change and the inner responsibility to the outside world. Ping returns in this third adventure with a traveler's tale that is both timely and necessary. Ping is troubled by disturbing indications of growing imbalances in Eden Pond that compel him to embark on his greatest journey yet: to help guide a stricken world back to the path of harmony. Ping and the Rescue of Eden is sure to stir the reader to think about the world and their place in it. An enchanting cautionary parable for this time and for all time.

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Our Book Review
A very awe inspiring book even though it is only 84 pages long. This is the only book I have read in the series but will definitely look out for the others and read them.

The clever use of using Ping the frog to notice and act on the changes that happen around his pond is appealing to any reader.  As other animals arrive he asks them while on their travels if they have spotted any differences, especially his long time friend Kamo,  the duck, and together form an alliance to put it back as it should be.

The message from the book is a simple one, Mother Nature has ruled and governed the earth well before man and she knows how to solve the problems without any intervention. On the other side of the coin is that someone will do what they think is right for themselves without thinking about the consequences of their actions on others.

A book that everyone should read and it might change their views and help create a better world for everyone. The language and simple explanations make an excellent read and I think it should be introduced to the school curriculum and if the other books are as good as this one, they should be too. The book will cause a lot of debate regarding the best way forward for the planet and nature over money? Please read this book!

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About the Author
Stuart Avery Gold is an international best-selling author and future finder whose critically acclaimed and path-guiding books have been translated into more than 20 languages around the world, inspiring us to work for a better tomorrow, not just in ourselves, but in society. His PING stories have leaped into the hearts and minds of readers across the globe. Publisher's Weekly said of Stuart's writing, "They're not just books - they're a lifestyle." His books on self-growth and personal performance have changed the way people think about the world and their place in it and have been lauded by Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki and Cheryl Richardson, cementing his reputation as a sought-after resource and speaker.

When he's not writing, Stuart is an award-winning product developer, venerated brand Sherpa and WOW! Wrangler, respected for not simply reacting to the marketplace, but for contributing to one in which people, profits and the planet can all flourish. He is an adviser and meaning-maker for companies and entrepreneurs on leadership, "what's next," and on the differentiating importance of trends, talent and the significance of creating compelling brand experiences.

His unconventional views on personal effectiveness and business mastery led CNN to praise him as, "Inspiring and energizing," and Newsweek to describe his energy and style as, "A blend of business advice and spiritual teachings for the 21st century." Tom Peters, management guru and hailed as one of the most influential thinkers in modern business, states in his book, Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age, "When it comes to branding, my friend Stuart Avery Gold gets it." 


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Want to meet the Dark Sorcerer? Love Potion No 11 - 11 Novels 99c

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What do you get when you take eleven awesome paranormal authors, toss them into one box set, and turn up the heat?

Why, you get Love Potion No. 11, of course.

This box set contains ELEVEN full-length novels from eleven authors. And right now. . .for a limited time. . .it's only 99 cents.

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Meet Alasdair (Dark Sorcerer)
Today I am interviewing a very special guest. I have a thing for bad guys so I asked L.P. Dover if I could interview the evil mind causing the problems with the fae. Alasdair is his name, but most people refer to him as the dark sorcerer. I was warned he is sneaky and can appear as anyone he chooses, but he mostly goes around in his shadowy figure. I was also warned to not touch the talisman around his neck because that is the way he steals his power. I’m waiting for him to arrive as we speak.
(A cold draft blows the hair in my face and when I move it aside, there in front of me is none other than the dark sorcerer in his shadowy presence.)
Dark Sorcerer: (He changes his appearance and I gasp.) Is this more of what you were expecting? (He laughs.)
Me: (His laugh sends a chill down my spine, but I shake it off. He’s actually gorgeous and not what I thought he would look like in his solid form. His hair is brown and hangs down to his shoulders, and his eyes are a stormy gray color that I actually find mesmerizing. He’s wearing the infamous talisman around his neck that I was warned about also. Okay, I need to breathe.) Thank you for coming dark sorcerer. I have some questions I would like to ask you.
Dark Sorcerer: Thank you for having me. It’s not every day I get a mortal that wants me in their presence. I usually kill them and take their essence for power. (He smiles wickedly at me with a gleam in his eyes.) You, however, are safe since L.P. Dover has threatened to kill me if I laid a finger on you.
Me: Well, thank goodness for that. First off, why do you want to take over the Land of the Fae so badly?
Dark Sorcerer: The fae had killed my family years ago and I want revenge. I am the only one that survived and I plan on taking back what my family lost. Once I get the power of the Four chosen I will be unstoppable.
Me: How do you plan on doing that? There are a lot of fae and only one of you.
Dark Sorcerer: (Grins slyly.) I have my ways, little mortal. Not all of the fae are loyal to their kind. I have managed to sway a few to my side.
Me: Why do you need the Four so bad? What is it about their power that draws you to them?
Dark Sorcerer: The power only shines bright when it’s ready for the taking. I have found my first target and she’s magnificent. I will have her….one way or another I will have her in my grasp.
Me: (Shivers.) Who is she?
Dark Sorcerer: (He narrows his eyes at me and I squirm in my chair. I thought that question was reasonable.) I guess I can tell you since I know you have no way to the Land of the Fae. The woman I speak of is Princess Calista of the Summer Court. Her power is amazing and it will intensify mine when I take it. (He closes his eyes and sighs.) It will be a glorious feeling to absorb that much power.
Me: What are you going to do to her?
Dark Sorcerer: (He opens his eyes and smiles. Lifting up the talisman he explains.) It’s quite simple really. My talisman absorbs energy and once I place it around her neck it will take the power I need. Once she has succumbed to my power I will make her my Dark Queen and rule the Land of the Fae. Her body and power will be mine.
Me: What if she doesn’t want to be your Queen?
Dark Sorcerer: (His smile disappears and his storm gray eyes bore into mine.) She will have no choice! I’ve watched her for years and when I want something I get it. (His appearance starts to flicker and fade and I can see annoyance drift across his face.)
Me: Are you okay? What’s happening to you?
Dark Sorcerer: My energy level is running low because I’m using too much by staying solid for you. If you want, you can lend me some power and I can stay solid longer. (He taunts.)
Me: (Laughs nervously.) Um…no thank you. Do you find that a certain person’s power is better than others?
Dark Sorcerer: (Licks his lips.) Oh yes, woman have the best power. Their hearts are purer than men’s making their essence stronger. I bet you would be magnificent.
Me: Oh, I’m sure I would, but it looks like our time is up! (I say quickly.)
Dark Sorcerer: Getting rid of me so soon? (He moves closer.)
Me: (I know he was told to stay clear of me, but the look in his eyes has me nervous.) I’m sure you have other pressing engagements, and besides, L.P. will be here soon to see how the interview went. Thank you for coming.
Dark Sorcerer: (He looks disappointed.) Well then, I will bid you farewell. (His hand is like ice when he clasps mine to bring it to his lips. He smirks before kissing my hand and in the next instant he transforms into his dark shadow form and floats away.)
Me: Wow, that was intense. Well, everyone I do believe that wraps up my interview with Alasdair, the dark sorcerer. I was starting to think I wouldn’t make it out alive by the way he was looking at me. (Breathes a sigh of relief.) So now we know who he is and what he has planned. I sure hope the Fae know what to do about him. Take care everyone and thank you for joining me.  

Forever Fae-LPDover (bookone)He leans down, lips parted, and then our lips connect ...We didn’t know that this one kiss has FOREVER changed the Land of the Fae.

According to the Prophecy proclaimed many years ago, Princess Calista of the Summer Court is destined to change the Land of the Fae from the evil determined to destroy it. Her powers are phenomenal, and she secretly trains for battle with her handsome warrior friend, Merrick, who unbeknownst to her protects her heart as well, in hopes of keeping it for himself. At least, until the seductive Prince Ryder attends the Guardian Ceremony and instantly sends a fire burning through her veins and a connection so deep they both discover a love above anything imaginable.

No one knows how Calista is destined to change the kingdoms, but there is one that does. He not only craves Calista’s power, but her body as well, and his goal is to steal her power, make her his Dark Queen, and take over the Land of the Fae. Will the evil succeed in claiming Calista’s soul? Or will the two men that fight for her heart save her from despair, and help her fulfill her destiny to become what she was meant to be.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

LPpicNot only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over eleven novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Book Review - Eclair Goes to Stella's by Michelle Weidenbenner plus $25 Amazon/Paypal Necklace & Book Giveaway


Book Review
Eclair Goes to Stella's

NEW RELEASE........CHILDREN'S BOOK BY MICHELLE WEIDENBENNER


Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he left us with Stella.


So there we were, Meggie and me, on a strange pink farm with a skinny horse, a mean rooster, and Stinky Stella who had a living room filled with dead deer heads.

What would she do to us?

Would we end up on her wall too?

Book Reading Age
First – Third grade GIRLS. 5 – 9 year olds

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“Do you want to name her?” Stella said. 
I squeezed my eyes to think again. “Star. She looks like a movie star.” 
I love it.” Stella reached up to give me a high-five. “Star, it is.” 

Our Book Review
Eclair is a cute lovable seven year old who you cannot fail to smile and laugh along with at some of the things she thinks or says and even misunderstands, just like a typical seven year old.  She will also make you feel a little sad too but not for long as you soon start smiling again.

Eclair and her sister Meggie face a tough time as their mom has to go away because she is poorly so they have to go and live with her Grandma Stella for a while, until her dad can find another job.  It's the important issues Eclair worries about like leaving behind her BFF (best friend forever) which is her first thought!

Yet with two simple words, horse and farm, as dad tells her about Grandma Stella's farm Magical Meadows, things just seem that little bit brighter.  Stella has to be brave for now and learn to trust her Grandma and get used to her new surroundings living on the farm, you can feel her insecurities and sadness but her happiness shines through.  Animals make the greatest friends and two lost souls, Eclair and rescued horse Lightning, help each other through their new adventure in life together.

I like how the author has also included a few little animal facts within the story itself that children can pick up without even thinking about it and the sketches in each small chapter are so much fun.  The author treats you to a glimpse of the next book too, it looks like Lightning gets a new friend and maybe one for Eclair too.

A fun easy to read book that I really enjoyed , maybe that's because I'm a big kid at heart.

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About the Author

Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Detroit with five brothers.  She enjoys writing her novels and encouraging writers and readers alike. She is living her dream writing stories of real people searching for their dreams and confronting their fears, showing the passion of the characters' plights, often giving her the ability to show the reader the 'other' side of the story. When she is not writing she enjoys life on the tennis court and is known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.”

Her debut novel, CACHE a PREDATOR, a geocaching mystery. was launched in July, 2013 and has been an Amazon best-seller in the crime/thriller category.  Her other works include: Willow, Scattered Links, Kelly’s Story, Eclair Series, and The Vision in a Kiss.  She has won contests in both The Writer’s Journal and The Writer’s Digest. Love is Just a Word (Scattered Links) was a bronze medalist is the 2010 Frasier Contest, a 2011 semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest, and won the Aspiring Writer’s Contest withe THE READING ROOM, 2013.

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$.99 ebook - The Praefortis by M R Ferguson

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Praefortis - MichelleThe Praefortis by M.R. Ferguson

Zoe Masterson always felt like an outsider. She’s different from everyone else in her rural West Virginia town: destruction and mayhem follow her around like a rabid dog. After a mysterious fire leads to a death, Zoe ends up in what looks like a mental hospital—but is it?

At Weston State Hospital, she discovers that the world as she knows it is an illusion. So much more exists beneath the surface of life: races of people, Guardians, Assassins. . .and the one person she is destined to love forever, all caught up in a battle for control of this hidden world that could cost her the people she loves most.

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 About M.R. Ferguson M. R. Ferguson has a passion for the paranormal that influences her writing and photography. Believing that anything can be possible gives her a sense of adventure, pushing her stories to a place her readers dare not venture on their own. "Dare to believe" is her motto, which stands to reason as she lives in a haunted house with her three dogs, cat and cockatoo. Wishing that fall would last all year, she plans for football season, Halloween and cooler temperatures as soon as June hits.









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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Tour - Welcome to the World! and Coloring Book by Kanta Bosniak

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Welcome to the World! by inspirational author Kanta Bosniak works as a baby blessing for the child and for the child in us all. Directly addressing the child, it serves as a kind of loving welcome as well as a kind of spiritual owner's manual for exploring the adventure of life. The book gently anchors self-worth, confidence, kindness, and compassion. Parents can read it to the baby still in utero, to the newborn, as well as to the toddler. Toddlers and young children can also enjoy the Welcome To The World! Coloring Book.
And adult "children" of all ages may enjoy re-parenting themselves with both book and coloring book, which feature sweetly whimsical line drawings and affirmations typical of Bosniak's books.


Kanta Bosniak is an author, artist, coach and interfaith minister with 
over 40 years experience as a Spiritual Growth Teacher. 

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"This book is disguised as a basic spiritual coloring book, yet as with her other books they provide gentle triggers of love and happiness." - Beck Valley Books
on The Love is Everywhere Coloring Book by Kanta Bosniak

"As soon as I picked this book up,and started reading it I felt like I was with a friend." - Debs Here
on Abundance Triggers by Kanta Bosniak

"Kanta’s writing which has never ceased to amaze me. I really like her style and unique illustrations." - Writers with Books
on Love Poems by Kanta Bosniak

About Kanta Bosniak
Kanta Bosniak is an author, artist, coach and interfaith minister with over 40 years’ experience as an educator in Spiritual Growth and Guided Meditation. She illustrates her publications with playful drawings and vibrant, color-rich cover art, so that readers and listeners can enjoy owning her work. Collectors of her art include a Nobel Prize Winner, an Emmy-winning producer, a popular television actress, several authors, a U.S. National champion athlete and people of all walks of life. She is a frequent speaker at churches, universities, holistic education centers, and conferences throughout the US. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Women. For more information, visit KantaBosniak.com..

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