Wednesday, February 28, 2018

0 SYNC: FREE AUDIOBOOKS FOR TEENS ENCOURAGES LISTENING




SYNC: FREE AUDIOBOOKS FOR TEENS ENCOURAGES LISTENING

With audiobook availability and listening on the rise, the SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, kicks off its ninth year on April 26th.


“This summer’s list will entice teens of many different tastes to experiment
with new titles in this growing format. We are pleased to have such a quality list to share!” says
AudioFile Magazine Founder Robin Whitten.

Teens, librarians, club leaders, and educators may sign up for email or text alerts about these FREE
offerings and can learn more at www.audiobooksync.com. Any individual may participate by
downloading the OverDrive App to their device of choice and returning to the SYNC website each
Thursday after 7am Eastern Time to download the new audiobook pair for the week. Each title is
available to download for one week only, but once downloaded may be kept by the recipient. Teens can build their listening collections and experience literature in a new way. Authors include Kwame
Alexander, Jazz Jennings and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

SYNC makes available two themed audiobook downloads every week, at no cost, to every registered
listener, all summer. In 2018, 26 titles will be given away through the 13-week-long season. During the summer of 2017, the SYNC program gave away nearly 178,000 downloads to almost 28,000 participants.


SUMMER 2018 SYNC TITLE LINEUP
April 26 – May 2
THE GREAT WAR by David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, Ursula Dubosarsky, Timothée de Fombelle, et al., Narrated by Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, Richard Halverson, Sarah Coomes, Nick Podehl (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)
A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE by Brittany Cavallaro, Narrated by Graham Halstead and Julia Whelan (HarperAudio)

May 3 – May 9
THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY Written and Narrated by Luis Alberto Urrea (Hachette Audio)
SOLO by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, Narrated by Kwame Alexander, with music by Randy Preston (Blink)

May 10 – May 16
JOHNNY GET YOUR GUN by John Ball, Narrated by Dion Graham (Brilliance Publishing)
ON TWO FEET AND WINGS Written and Narrated by Abbas Kazerooni (Brilliance Publishing)

May 17 – May 23
BEING JAZZ Written and Narrated by Jazz Jennings (Listening Library)
SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE by Mariko Tamaki, Narrated by Rebecca Lowman (Listening Library)

May 24 – May 30
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon, Narrated by Sneha Mathan and Vikas Adam (Dreamscape Media)
BAKER'S MAGIC by Diane Zahler, Narrated by Tavia Gilbert, Michael Crouch, Stephen DeRosa, Kenneth Cavett, L.J.
Ganser, Robin Miles, Stina Nielsen, Elisabeth Rodgers (Live Oak Media)

May 31 – June 6
LOVE AND FIRST SIGHT by Josh Sundquist, Narrated by Pat Young (Hachette Audio)
EXTRAORDINARY MEANS by Robyn Schneider, Narrated by Khristine Hvam and James Fouhey (HarperAudio)

June 7 – June 13
EVERLAND by Wendy Spinale, Narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Steve West (Scholastic Audiobooks)
THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA by Edgar Wallace, Narrated by Bill Homewood (Naxos AudioBooks)

June 14 – June 20
MY NAME IS NOT FRIDAY by Jon Walter, Narrated by Dion Graham (Scholastic Audiobooks)
COME AUGUST, COME FREEDOM by Gigi Amateau, Narrated by JD Jackson (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)

June 21 – June 27
OPENLY STRAIGHT by Bill Konigsberg, Narrated by Pete Cross (Dreamscape Media)
DOCTOR CERBERUS by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Performed by Steven Culp, Pamela Gray, Simon Helberg, Jamison Jones and Jarrett Sleeper (LA Theatre Works)

June 28 – July 4
MACBETH by William Shakespeare, Performed by Josh Cooke, JD Cullum, Dan Donohue, Jeannie Elias, Chuma Gault, James Marsters, Jon Matthews, Alan Shearman, André Sogliuzzo, Kate Steele, Kristoffer Tabori and Joanne Whalley (LA Theatre Works)
THE CURSE OF CROW HOLLOW by Billy Coffey, Narrated by Gabe Wicks (Thomas Nelson)

July 5 – July 11
GIRLS LIKE US by Gail Giles, Narrated by Lauren Ezzo and Brittany Pressley (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)
THE INVISIBLE GIRLS by Sarah Thebarge, Narrated by Kirsten Potter (Oasis Audio)

July 12 – July 18
HOW TO HANG A WITCH Written and Narrated by Adriana Mather (Listening Library)
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Narrated by Donada Peters (Listening Library)

July 19 – July 25
THE LOST WORLD by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Narrated by Glen McCready (Naxos AudioBooks)
MONSTROUS BEAUTY by Elizabeth Fama, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Macmillan Audio)

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

0 Review: Mr. Rochester


Grand Central Publishing | 9781455569809 | 453 pages
Available @ Amazon

Summary



For one hundred seventy years, Edward Fairfax Rochester has stood as one of literature's most romantic, most complex, and most mysterious heroes. Sometimes haughty, sometimes tender-professing his love for Jane Eyre in one breath and denying it in the next-Mr. Rochester has for generations mesmerized, beguiled, and, yes, baffled fans of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece. But his own story has never been told.

Now, out of Sarah Shoemaker's rich and vibrant imagination, springs Edward: a vulnerable, brilliant, complicated man whom we first meet as a motherless, lonely little boy roaming the corridors and stable yards of Thornfield Hall. On the morning of Edward's eighth birthday, his father issues a decree: He is to be sent away to get an education, exiled from Thornfield and all he ever loved. As the determined young Edward begins his journey across England, making friends and enemies along the way, a series of eccentric mentors teach him more than he might have wished about the ways of the men-and women-who will someday be his peers.

But much as he longs to be accepted-and to return to the home where he was born-his father has made clear that Thornfield is reserved for his older brother, Rowland, and that Edward's inheritance lies instead on the warm, languid shores of faraway Jamaica. That island, however, holds secrets of its own, and not long after his arrival, Edward finds himself entangled in morally dubious business dealings and a passionate, whirlwind love affair with the town's ravishing heiress, Antoinetta Bertha Mason.

Eventually, after a devastating betrayal, Edward must return to England with his increasingly unstable wife to take over as master of Thornfield. And it is there, on a twilight ride, that he meets the stubborn, plain, young governess who will teach him how to love again.

It is impossible not to watch enthralled as this tender-hearted child grows into the tormented hero Brontë immortalized-and as Jane surprises them both by stealing his heart. Mr. Rochester is a great, sweeping, classic coming-of-age story, and a stirring tale of adventure, romance, and deceit. Faithful in every particular to Brontë's original yet full of unexpected twists and riveting behind-the-scenes drama, this novel will completely, deliciously, and forever change how we read and remember Jane Eyre.

My Thoughts

Sarah Shoemaker decided to write Mr. Edward Rochester's story after reading Jane Eyre and trying to figure out what Jane saw in him. After all, Mr. Rochester is a favorite romantic literary hero to many readers. But like Sarah I've always wanted to know more about him. Which is why I was so eager to read this book.

When we meet Mr. Rochester he's a brooding, disagreeable man with a wife hidden in the attic. And even though Charlotte Bronte fills in details about his life, I still want to know more. Mr. Rochester begins with Edward's childhood and expands to him being sent away to school. Shoemaker explores the relationship he has with his father as well as the other influential people he had in his life. 
And while all that was interesting, it was not until he met Bertha Mason that this novel really took off for me. Not to mention when he meets Jane. 

Mr. Rochester is a detailed, yet enjoyable look into the past of the infamous Edward Fairfax Rochester. Sarah Shoemaker wrote the novel she wanted to read, and I'm glad she did. Fans of Mr. Rochester will appreciate Shoemaker's imagination and a closer look inside this beloved character.


Friday, February 23, 2018

0 Review: The Clarity


THE CLARITY by Keith Thomas
Book Riot: 
“you’ll love this chilling speculative thriller. Tautly plotted and well researched, this book is a riveting take on the possibility of afterlife and reincarnation.”
Bookbub features The Clarity in a “18 Books for Stephen King's Fans Coming in 2018”

“Keith Thomas’s debut, The Clarity, is a taut, riveting thriller, a perfect balance of scientific speculation and storytelling, all centered on a young girl of amazing talent and heart. I read it one sitting…and wanted to read it all over again once I turned the last page. An impressive debut that can only herald great things to come by this author.” – James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Seventh Plague

“Thomas’s strong debut, a paranormal thriller [...] maintains the believability of his tightly coiled plot throughout.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

As seen in PUREWOW’s “20 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” and i09’s “Get Cozy With 18 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books This February” roundups

The Night Doctors are coming? Are you ready?


Keith Thomas’ debut novel is an exhilarating ride, a visceral high concept thriller perfect for fans of Black Mirror and True Detective, about a psychologist who must protect the life of an eleven-year-old girl whose ability to remember past lives makes them both targets of a merciless killer. Dr. Matilda Deacon is a psychologist researching how memories are made and stored when she meets a strange eleven-year-old girl named Ashanique. Ashanique claims to harbor the memories of the last soldier killed in World War I and Matilda is at first very interested but skeptical. However, when Ashanique starts talking about being chased by the Night Doctors—a term also used by an unstable patient who was later found dead—Matilda can’t deny that the girl might be telling the truth.

Matilda learns that Ashanique and her mother have been on the run their whole lives from a monstrous assassin named Rade. Rade is after a secret contained solely in memories and has left a bloody trail throughout the world in search of it. Matilda soon realizes Ashanique is in unimaginable danger and that her unique ability comes with a deadly price.

Fast-paced, suspenseful, and a chilling blend of science and danger, The Clarity is a compelling take on the possibilities of reincarnation and life after death.


My Thoughts


Reincarnation. Heaven. Nothing. The mystery of what happens after we die has long been debated among the scholarly, the religious, the curious. But the truth is we won't know what happens until it happens to us. But even still, it doesn't ease the wondering, the speculating, and in some cases, the anxiety.

Ashanique, an eleven-year-old girl, wakes up one night with the memories of a soldier who was killed in World War I. Matilda, a psychologist who is trying to understand the complexities of how memory works in order to help her mother who has dementia. A cold-blooded killer searching for the mysterious Fifty-One. These are the characters in this complex, thrilling novel.

Matilda meets Ashanique when she is asked by a neighbor to look in on the child. She's immediately taken with the little girl, but it isn't long before Matilda gets caught up in a plot that has her running for her life from a man who has left a trail of bodies all over the world searching for this girl.

I picked up The Clarity expecting to read a few chapters but soon found myself glued to the pages as the story unfolded beneath my fingertips. The intricate story plus the compelling characters made an exciting read. Keith Thomas hit the mark with this one. Your going to want to add this book to your wish list!


Friday, February 16, 2018

0 Audiobook Review: To Sir Phillip, With Love


To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons #5)
by Julia Quinn, Narrated by Rosalyn Landor
Audio CD, Unabridged, 10.5 Hours
Published October 30th 2017 by Recorded Books
9781501935626

Summary

Sir Phillip knew from his correspondence with his dead wife's distant cousin that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her...

Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking... and wondering... and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except... he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered. And he certainly should have mentioned that he had two young - and decidedly unruly - children, as much in need of a mother as Phillip is in need of a wife.

My Thoughts

And now we come to Eloise's story. I must admit I was pretty excited for To Sir Phillip, With Love. Julia Quinn has given her audience a small look into Eloise's life. I couldn't wait to see what the author had in store for this bold heroine.

I was lucky enough to listen to this book on audio, which I think I prefer. The estimable Rosalyn Landor is back narrating and as always does a phenomenal job. 

I'm not going to lie or gloss over anything. This book deals with some serious issues: suicide and child abuse the main ones. I know this can be a sensitive issue for some people, so I wanted to put that out there right off the bat.

It starts with a letter. After Sir Phillip's wife dies, he receives a letter from a distant cousin of hers: Eloise Bridgerton. Eloise, who is very proficient in her correspondence, is exactly what Sir Phillip needs. After a year of exchanging letters he invites her to stay at his house to see if they'd suit as man and wife. What he didn't expect is for Eloise to show up on his doorstep unannounced and unchaperoned. 

Eloise has always been independent, but she acted rather impulsively when she takes off in the middle of the night to stay with a man she's never met. But when she arrives at his house, she wonders if she's made a grave mistake. Not to mention his unruly children, who are no match for the woman who grew up surrounded by her numerous brothers and sisters. But can she gain their favor?

I'm not sure who I pictured would be the perfect mate for Eloise, but I'm sure I didn't imagine anyone like Sir Philip. He and Eloise are very much opposites. This book had a darker feel than the rest and definitely dealt with some major issues. Overall, I did like the story. I like that it dealt with the aftermath of suicide and the lasting effects it can have on loved ones. I also liked that it dealt with the healing process as well. 

To Sir Phillip, With Love is a little bit deeper than the rest of the books, so far, in this series. Please don't let that scare you away. There's still plenty of steaminess to go around. 






Thursday, February 15, 2018

0 Review: Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas


On sale February 27, 2018


New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can’t resist her

A woman who defies her time
Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.

A man who breaks every rule
As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett’s skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he’s ever known.

BUY LINKS for HELLO STRANGER:

IndieBound: http://bit.ly/2mRfLvD
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2EQPLH5  
Books-A-Million: http://bit.ly/2BckeNI
iBooks: https://apple.co/2DJ339o
GooglePlay: http://bit.ly/2rjQ37l

My Thoughts

I consider historical romance to be my escape books. Whenever I'm having a tough week or just need a break from life, I escape into the pages of the past and settle in for an enjoyable story. Lisa Kleypas has written over twenty books and knows how to lure her readers with fierce women and the handsome men.

Dr. Garrett Gibson is a determined woman bucking the conventions of the day. She's a physician in London and damn good at her job. And while she loves her life, her friends wonder if all work and no play is taking its toll on Garrett's life. Then she meets Ethan and her life goes from safe to dangerous in about two seconds.

Ethan was captivated with Garrett from the moment he met her. And though he lives a dangerous life, he can't seem to stay away. He works for a dangerous man and is involved in a plot that could take down the government. Inadvertently, Garrett gets involved and is herself a target. And then it gets crazy good from there.

"A woman who defies her time" and "A man who breaks every rule" is the perfect combination. I love a romance book that has the perfect mix or romance with an exciting plot. This book filled all my expectations. If you're looking for a book to escape, Hello Stranger is just the book you need.



ABOUT LISA KLEYPAS

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA award winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. Her novels are published in fourteen different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.


BUY LINKS for HELLO STRANGER:
IndieBound: http://bit.ly/2mRfLvD
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2EQPLH5  
Books-A-Million: http://bit.ly/2BckeNI
iBooks: https://apple.co/2DJ339o
GooglePlay: http://bit.ly/2rjQ37l

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

0 AudiOMG is giving away THREE of their hottest audiobooks to the first 500 people who come knocking



Genre Contemporary Romance


Never trust a man who answers the front door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should've been my first sign.

I write about guys just like him for a living--sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic f*ckboy.

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks--traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head--but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges all my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.

One week is all it took. One week to realize that not everything is as it seems.

One week with the bad boy, and I wanted more.

Genre Contemporary Romance
It was a bad idea from the beginning. He was my brother's best friend and the definition of unavailable. But I didn't care.
I had loved him for as long as I could remember.
He was worth the risk. He was worth everything.
But then he broke my heart as easily as I fell for him. He watched me fall, spiraling out of control, and as I reached for him, he wasn't there to catch me.
So I ran.
Four years later, I never expected to see him again.
He was still my brother's best friend, and he was more unavailable than ever.
He looked every bit the bad boy I knew he was, covered in tattoos and a crooked smile.
Guarding my heart from him was top priority because Parker James was where good girls go to die.
Unfortunately for him, I wasn't a good girl anymore.

Genre Paranormal Romance
What’s hotter than an alien with scales? An alien with wings and scales, not to mention a hot body.

At 457 Preor years old, Jarek sen Claron is a dragon ready for his final flight into the skies. This voyage to Earth as the War Master of the third fleet will be his final assignment. Once he has helped his fellow Preors secure human mates, he will return to Preor before the madness of loneliness overtakes his mind.

That all changes when he meets Melissa. Human Melissa with her sparkling eyes, bright smile, and body that would make any hot-blooded male drool. Unfortunately, she never registered as a Preor mate hopeful. No matter, the Knowing stretches between them and there is no way she can resist him. Until she does.

Jarek wishes to give her the choice to mate him, while everything inside him screams to take Melissa beneath his wing, now. No choosing necessary.

But should he draw her to his side when his enemies are circling? Many males do not believe the son of a Preor mass murderer deserves to have a mate. Can he survive the coming battles? Or will he die without tasting sweet Melissa’s lips?

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Monday, February 12, 2018

0 Inside a book distribution warehouse and meet the author: Chanel Cleeton

Take a tour inside Penguin Random House book distribution warehouse





Meet the Author: Chanel Cleeton (NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA). I don't know about you, but this book is definitely in my TBR pile.


1 Cover Reveal of IMMORTAL RECKONING by Tara Fox Hall

Immortal Reckoning
IMMORTAL RECKONING
by Tara Fox Hall
Series: Promise Me Series # 18 (Origin Story)
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Through the love and loss of the ages, immortality brings only one certainty: vengeance.
Disinherited and poverty stricken, bastard Danial clutches at the slim chance to earn a living as a guard, until a night attack leaves both him and his half-brother Devlin vampires. After finding true love with the aristocrat Lacey, Danial comes to the attention of James, the devious Vampire Lord of France. Enslaved by James, his love murdered, Danial plots to escape, his complex plan of years finally succeeding only to result in all of Europe’s demonic forces on the hunt for him.
After a reunion and subsequent falling out with Devlin, Danial travels to the new world of America in pursuit of a new life. Settling in the west, Danial forms alliances with native vampire Valerian and the witch Cheyenne to survive a game of cat and mouse with Devlin and protect his new love Kathryn amid his rapidly changing world. Triumphant yet nursing a broken heart, an undeterred Danial protects his friends and thwarts his enemies, determined to find a life of peace...until unexpected news comes of James’s presence, the one man on whom Danial has waited centuries to get revenge.

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About Tara Fox Hall

Tara Fox Hall
Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice. All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on http://www.childrens-stories.net.
Tara Fox Hall's Email: tarafoxhall@gmail.com
Official website: http://www.tarafoxhall.com

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Contest runs from February 13 - March 21, 2018.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

0 LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW TO READ? CHECK OUT THE BOOK DISCOVERY TOUR AND ENTER TO WIN SOME COOL PRIZES

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BOOK DISCOVERY TOUR
Hosted by Book Unleashed
February 8 - 12, 2018
Featuring an exciting lineup of books for your reading pleasure.
Check them out today.
And be sure to JOIN THE TOUR GIVEAWAY below too. It's FREE!
Turn to Her
TURN TO HER
Lynn Kellan | The Brothers Series Book 2 | Contemporary Romance
Ivan Antonov is determined to dismantle The Women’s Grid and anything else that spews man-hate all over campus. When his quest spins out of control, it targets Tia Garcia, the gorgeous psychology intern who lives next door. Her counseling program for women might lose funding, because the administration is feeling the pressure to eliminate every non-inclusive program on campus. Now Ivan must figure out how to protect her from the campaign he started. He also has to protect himself, because he’s falling hard for Tia - the one woman on campus who’s smart enough to figure out his darkest secret.
Purchase Links: Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Print)

The Siege: A Novel
THE SIEGE: A NOVEL
Marilyn Baron | Mainstream Women's Fiction, Romantic Thriller, Historical
Artist Theia Constas goes on a journey of self-discovery to Italy and Greece, where she finds love and realizes her passion through a link to her grandparents’ hidden past.
When her hotel in Florence, Italy, is besieged by terrorists, she finds herself thrust together with Wade Bingham in his honeymoon suite. Immediately attracted to each other, Wade conducts a siege of his own to win Theia’s heart.
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Secrets to Becoming a Wiser, More Confident and Happier You
DISCOVER: How to draw more meaning and a level of spirituality into your life, right where you are, and in spite of your busy schedule.
Amazon
Get it FREE for a limited time: From Feb 11 - 13, 2018 only

Tempting the Domme
It takes a strong man to win the heart of an even stronger woman
Amazon | iBooks
Special Pre-Order Promotion: 99 cents until Feb 14
(Regular Price: $3.99 from Feb 15)

My Gentleman Thief
She was digging for happiness... when he stole her heart.
Amazon | iBooks
Special Promo: 99 cents until Feb 17
(Regular Price: $2.99)

When a Duke Pursues a Lady
An innocent woman. A loyal agent to the Crown. A path of deception that tests the bonds of love.
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Bear's Edge
Will Shayla give Grant the Mystery Man a chance?
Amazon | Loose Id

Legacy of Evil
One battle, one outcome. Who will win? Good or evil?
Amazon

Ruthless
He was a nomad, a ruthless killer, but he was her addiction, and she was his!
Amazon

Hot Deadly Desire
Is her lover the serial killer she's hunting?
Amazon
Special Promo: 99 cents until Feb 12
(Regular Price: $3.49)

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2. $5 Amazon Gift Card from Sharon Buchbinder
3. Hot Deadly Desire by Judy H. (signed copy)
4. The Alibi by Marilyn Baron (ebook)
5. When a Duke Pursues a Lady by Tabetha Waite (ebook)
6. Wolf's Challenge (Stranger Creatures #1) by Christina Lynn Lambert (ebook)
7. Phantom Riders MC - Hawk by Tory Richards (ebook)
8. Choice of book from Golden Angel's Backlist (ebook)
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

0 Have you met the World's Worst Editor?


I love this series. It's hilarious! Check out this episode of  World's Worst Editor feat. Bill Yosses, author of THE SWEET SPOT




Ms. Linda reads The Night Before Valentine's Day for World Read Aloud Day, which was February 1, but you can still enjoy this story with your little ones! It's a cute story that follows along the lines of Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Friday, February 2, 2018

0 Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil Blog Tour and Giveaway


Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper by Ana Brazil

Publication Date: November 1, 2017
Sand Hill Review Press
Formats: Paperback & eBook

Genre: Fiction/Historical/Mystery


Gilded Age New Orleans is overrun with prostitutes, pornographers, and a malicious Jack the Ripper copycat. As threatening letters to newspaper editors proclaim, no woman is safe from his blade.

Desperate to know who murdered her favorite student, ambitious typewriting teacher Fanny Newcomb launches into a hunt for the self-proclaimed Irish Channel Ripper.

Fanny quickly enlists her well-connected employers—Principal Sylvia Giddings and her sister Dr. Olive—to help, and the women forge through saloons, cemeteries, slums, and houses of prostitution in their pursuit.

Fanny’s good intentions quickly infuriate her longtime beau Lawrence Decatur, while her reckless persistence confounds the talented police detective Daniel Crenshaw. Reluctantly, Lawrence and Daniel also lend their investigative talents to Fanny’s investigation.

As the murderer sets a date for his next heinous crime, can Fanny Newcomb and her crew stop the Irish Channel Ripper before he kills again?

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About the Author

A native of California, Ana Brazil lived in the south for many years. She earned her MA in American history from Florida State University and traveled her way through Mississippi as an architectural historian. Ana loves fried mullet, Greek Revival colonnades, and Miss Welty’s garden. She has a weakness for almost all things New Orleans. (Although she’s not sure just how it happened…but she favors bluegrass over jazz.)

The Fanny Newcomb stories celebrate the tenacity, intelligence, and wisdom of the dozens of courageous and outrageous southern women that Ana is proud to call friends.

Although Ana, her husband, and their dog Traveller live in the beautiful Oakland foothills, she is forever drawn to the lush mystique of New Orleans, where Fanny Newcomb and her friends are ever prepared to seek a certain justice.

For more information, please visit Ana Brazil's website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Goodreads.

Excerpt

Fanny hurried the boy through the dark halls toward the back of Wisdom Hall. She barged through the Infirmary door to find Olive looking up from behind a table of dark apothecary bottles.

“Well,” the doctor asked sharply. “What is it?”

Fanny put her hand gently on Liam’s shoulders, “He sa—”

“Murder!” The boy honked like a trumpet. “A girl’s been murdered in Conner’s Court!”

“Murdered girls don’t need doctors.” Olive scowled at Liam and returned two of the bottles to the cupboard behind her. “Even you should know that.”

“They said she was murdered…but somebody screamed for a doctor.”

Fanny pressed forward gingerly, having been told more than once that the Infirmary was Olive’s sacred soil, and entrance was by invitation only. “If there’s any chance she’s still alive, we must—”

“Of course we must.” Olive took a key from her pocket and turned the lock on the medicine cupboard. She grabbed her medical bag and passed the lantern on her desk to Liam. “Well, what are you waiting for?”


Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 5
Interview at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, February 6

Thursday, February 8

Friday, February 9

Monday, February 12

Friday, February 16

Saturday, February 17

Monday, February 19
Review at Peppermint Ph.D.
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Wednesday, February 21
Feature at The Reading Queen

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Feature at A Bookaholic Swede

Monday, March 5

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Thursday, March 15
Review & Excerpt at Clarissa Reads it All

Friday, March 16

Monday, March 19
Review at Cheryl's Book Nookarch 12
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