Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tuesday Teasers Meme – 9/17/13

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

“I have always felt,” Nathan said, “that the truth is simply the truth. And perhaps does not exist for us to bend and revise. Or even filter to suit the feelings of those we love and want to protect.”

Synopsis: “While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child—wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat—is still alive. To his wife’s shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy…but the child’s grandmother steps in. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she’ll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him.

Fifteen years later, the widowed Nathan discovers the child abandoned once again—this time at his doorstep. Named Nat, the teenager has grown into a sullen delinquent whose grandmother can no longer tolerate him. Nathan agrees to care for Nat, and the two engage in a battle of wills that spans years. Still, the older man repeatedly assures the youngster that, unlike the rest of the world, he will never abandon him—not even when Nat suffers a trauma that changes both of their lives forever.

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes When I Found You, an exquisite, emotional tale of the unexpected bonds that nothing in life can break.”


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One Day Sale $0.99 Entangled Publishing Covet


Entangled Publishing is a boutique publisher of romantic fiction for adults and teens. They are having a sale and a scavenger hunt event. All books in the Covet line are $0.99 through today. Covet is a paranormal romance line with strong alpha male heroes.

Since I know Ms. Candace Havens, I thought I would feature her books. Candace is a prolific author with fun, sexy and fast read books. Lions, Tigers, and Sexy Bears Oh My! (Entangled Covet)

“Everything about runaway heiress Ainsley McLeon screamed trouble—from her luscious midnight locks to her Louboutin-clad toes.  Yet sexy, stoic bar owner Luc couldn’t deny the instant connection he felt to the tempting stranger…or the long-dead feelings she evoked.  She could work in his pub until her truck was fixed but after that she had to leave town for good.

 Ainsley traveled with her own emotional baggage and there was no way she’d fall for the bear-tempered Luc…no matter how many passionate nights she spent in his bed or how safe she felt in his muscular arms. Can these two opposites find love in the middle of a blizzard, or will Luc’s darker side and Ainsley’s past catch up with them? “

Take it Like a Vamp (Entangled Covet) by Candace Havens.

Middle Ages, but the good old days seem tame compared to the last eight years he’s spent ruling the Supernatural Council. His only respite is with his cute neighbor Casey Meyers, a woman he wants more than any undead man should. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but there’s no way he’ll test his own strength by getting too close to a human, and he’s not willing to risk her life–not with bloodthirsty family on the prowl out to ruin Nick’s life.
When said Nick’s kin shows up, the innocent Casey is caught in the middle of a centuries old fight, and Nick’s biggest fear is realized. Now, instead of keeping his hands off his neighbor, he’ll risk everything to save the human he’s come to love.

Check out all the sale books here: Entangled Covet


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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It’s a great way to see what others are currently reading.

Shift by Madison Dunn.  I’m not sure why it happens, but when I focus just right, I can slow time. Things around me become lighter somehow, and I almost feel the tiny particles of energy spinning inside of them. The thing is, having the ability to transform the world around you isn’t all it’s cracked up to be — especially when you are running from the Valencia without any deodorant.

The Art of Process Improvement by Abdul A Jaludi. The Art of Process Improvement is a high level strategic book aimed at leaders looking to cut expenses, improve employee morale and maximize profits. This book focuses on managing the process and creating a culture where quality, change, and innovation are encouraged and rewarded.

For book review: Crime Bites and So Do I by Jodie Pierce. In this police paranormal thriller, people start turning up dead all over town completely drained of blood. Are the murders random or whom/what is the common link? Does a vampire have civil rights in a human court of law? When the lead Detective is placed under surveillance, how close will she get to the new man? How much does she even know about her own life? What twists & turns will it reveal?

For a book review, Seventh Night, Before the Fairytale The Girl with No Name by Iscah: “In a land where unicorns are common place, life can start resembling a storybook. Everyone wants a happily ever after, but sometimes true love requires sacrifices…”

Banished from her village, a young shape shifter sets out on a journey to find her place in the world… The first of four “Before the Fairytale” stories, “The Girl With No Name” is told in a deceptively simple storybook style with the flavor of an original Grimm’s fable, but don’t expect your typical once upon a time scenario. This is a coming of age tale humorously interwoven with social commentary.

This story is recommended for older children to adult readers (9 & up) but may not be suitable for younger children.

Stories for Nighttime and Some for Day by Ben Loory. Loory’s collection of wry and witty, dark and perilous contemporary fables is populated by people–and monsters and trees and jocular octopi–who are motivated by the same fears and desires that isolate and unite us all. In this singular universe, televisions talk (and sometimes sing), animals live in small apartments where their nephews visit from the sea, and men and women and boys and girls fall down wells and fly through space and find love on Ferris wheels. In a voice full of fable, myth, and dream, Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day draws us into a world of delightfully wicked recognitions, and introduces us to a writer of uncommon talent and imagination.

Duplex by Kathryn Davis.  Mary and Eddie are meant for each other—but love is no guarantee, not in these suburbs. Like all children, they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent, and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock. Meanwhile, ominous rumors circulate, and the increasing agitation of the neighbors points to a future in which all will be lost. Soon a sorcerer’s car will speed down Mary’s street, and as past and future fold into each other, the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will close forever. Beyond is adulthood, a world of robots and sorcerers, slaves and masters, bodies without souls.

For a book review and author interview, Order of Dimensions by Irene Helenowski: When Jane Kremowski first began her graduate studies in physics at Madison State University in Wisconsin, little did she know where her work would take her. Now, she is embroiled in a multitude of dimensions all leading to different outcomes. She and her colleagues therefore must act wisely in order to take and keep away the Order of Dimension from falling into the wrong hands for the sake of her loved ones.

Cover for 'The Boy who Lit up the Sky (The Two Moons of Rehnor, Book 1)'

The Two Moons of Rehnor Book One, The Boy Who Lit Up The Sky by J. Naomi Ay. The Boy who Lit up the Sky is the first of the ten part series The Two Moons of Rehnor.  It follows the life of Senya, a  man created by the enemy kings of Rehnor to rule the planet and end the wars forever.  However, Senya turns out to be a whole lot stranger than anyone anticipated.  This epic saga is a delightful fantasy with paranormal, romance and light science fiction elements.

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Saturday Steals: 9/14/13

Monkey Talk

The short story Monkey Talk by T. Lucas Earle is Free on Amazon for Kindle 9/14 & 9/15.  An interesting and dark spin on the Chinese fable, Monkey Talk introduces the reader to the genius Mr. Towry, a chimpanzee. Thought provoking and entertaining.

If you read Erotica, Amber Quill Pax collection is 50% off for all of September. Steal.

WIN an Amazon Gift Card. Buy a copy of Mia Hoddell’s Book Elemental Killers Deadly to Love this month and you are eligible to win an Amazon Gift Card. Visit Mia’s Page to enter.
Deadly to Love (Elemental Killers)

More Saturday Steals:

Recently released by J. Naomi Ay is Space Chase, book 10 in  The Two Moons of Rehnor series. I recommend you read the books in order.  If you have missed one get a Steal or Free book this week.

Steal: The Boy Who Lit Up the Sky, Book 1  $0.99.

Check out Smashwords for a Free copy of Meri, Book 2.

Other deals by J. Naomi Ay, Thad’s Mistakes is celebrating the release of the Audiobook at $0.99 on Kindle. Deal at $6.08 as an audible book but is a Steal and Free with Audible Free-30 day Free trial.

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Coming Soon Week of 9/16/13. New Books Worth A Read.

Coming Soon Week of 9/16/13. New Books Worth A Read. Available for Pre-Order.

J.D. Robb fans rejoice! ” In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are comin`

g together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water…

J.D. Robb fans rejoice!

And more! Mirror, Mirror is available 9/24/13.

 Do you love Linda Ronstadt’s music?  I do. Available 9/16/13. Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir.

“Tracing the timeline of her remarkable life, Linda Ronstadt, whose forty-five year career has encompassed a wide array of musical styles, weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ’70s.”

Available 9/24/13 – preorder the new Stephen King. Doctor Sleep.

Did you love The Shining? “Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.”

We are not done yet.

The Lowland, A Novel by Jhumpra Lahiri available 9/24/13.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death. Widgets


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Call To Action! Stop the King Amendment. Protect Animals.

From my Blog http:// A Call to Action to everyone. Thanks, Andrea

I Love Dogs and Animals

Take Action today, please.  This is important for all animal lovers and activists. Stop the King Amendment to the Farm Bill.

The Farm Bill has a critical threat from Senator King of Iowa. The current Bill now includes the ‘King amendment’.

The amendment can repeal animal protection laws.
The work we all have worked so hard to obtain will allow ongoing animal welfare issues allowing:

  • Farm Animal Confinement such a pigs in gestation cages.
  • Horse Slaughter
  • Puppy Mills
  • Shark Finning
  • And concerns about child labor, food safety and the environment.

Make three phone calls your U.S. Representative and both U.S. Senators.

Tell them politely but firmly ‘I am a constituent concerned about cruelty to animals. I am asking you to remove the King amendment from the final Farm Bill. If you don’t know who represents you a easy search at the following internet sites will tell you exactly who represents and how…

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WWW Wednesday 9/11/13


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?

• What did you recently finish reading?

• What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading:


Unleash the Power of the Female Brain by Daniel G. Amen

And I hope some power is unleashed 😉

What did I recently finish reading:

Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones

Will be writing reviews on the entire series and just enjoying the fun read.

What I will read next:

  Order of the Dimensions by Irene Helenowski

 Provided for review.  Looks to be fascinating.

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