Month: February 2013

Feb 20
PICT Showcase: Dangerous Deception by Cindy McDonald

PICT Showcase: Dangerous Deception by Cindy McDonald

Dangerous Deception Cindy McDonald Acorn Book Services Nov 1st,2012 235 Pages Purchase: Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer Vic Deveaux’s glory days as a winning jockey have ended, but he refuses to accept that pile of horse hockey! When the West family asks Vic to take an easier position at their Thoroughbred farm, Westwood, he becomes enraged and teams up with two greedy stable hands in a scheme to kidnap the youngest son, Shane. Things turn ugly when Vic discovers that his new-found friends have murder on their minds. Suddenly Vic finds himself between a rock and a hard place. He has betrayed his good friend, Eric West, but will he participate in his son’s murder as well? Not content to sit at home and wait for her men to bring her brother home, Kate West convinces homicide detective, Carl Lugowski, to check out a hunch at an old abandoned mansion. Soon they’re trapped in a hornet’s nest of a notorious biker gang. Oh yeah, Vic’s deception has placed the West family in more danger than they know what to do with! EXCERPT: The fading sunlight seeped through the curtains, shimmering over the silky white Persian cat, Stella, sleeping on the window sill…. Read more »

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Feb 20
PUYB Blog Tour Interview: French Illusions by Linda Kovic-Snow

PUYB Blog Tour Interview: French Illusions by Linda Kovic-Snow

French Illusions Linda Kovic-Snow Dog Ear Publishing Oct 3rd,2012 272 Pages Purchase: Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer In the summer of 1979, twenty-one-year-old Linda Kovic contracts to become an au pair for an wealthy French family in the Loire Valley. To secure the position, she pretends to speak the language, fully aware her deception will be discovered once she arrives at her destination. Based on the author’s diary, French Illusions captures Linda’s fascinating and often challenging real-life story inside and outside the Château de Montclair. The over-bearing, Madame Dubois, her accommodating husband, Monsieur Dubois, and their two children are highlighted as Linda struggles to adapt to her new environment. Continually battling the language barrier, she signs up and attends classes at the local university in the nearby town of Tours, broadening her range of experiences. When she encounters, Adam, a handsome young student, her life with the Dubois family becomes more complicated, adding fuel to her internal battle for independence. Tell us about Linda Kovic-Skow. Who are you when you’re not writing? I’m a native of Washington State and I currently reside in Kirkland. I earned an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting in 1978 from North Seattle Community College and a Bachelor… Read more »

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Feb 18
PICT Showcase & Interview: Pandora’s Temple by Jon Land

PICT Showcase & Interview: Pandora’s Temple by Jon Land

Pandora’s Temple Jon Land Open Road Integrated Media Nov 20th,2012 390 Pages Purchase: Amazon RBM’s Disclaimer What if Pandora’s box was real. That’s the question facing Former Special Forces commando and rogue agent Blaine McCracken who returns from a 15-year absence from the page in his tenth adventure. McCracken has never been shy about answering the call, and this time it comes in the aftermath of deepwater oilrig disaster that claims the life of a one-time mem-ber of his commando unit. The remnants of the rig and its missing crew lead him to the inescapable conclusion that one of the most mysterious and deadly forces in the Universe is to blame—dark matter, both a limitless source of potential energy and a weapon with unimaginable destructive capabilities. Joining forces again with his trusty sidekick Johnny Wareagle, McCracken races to stop both an all-powerful energy magnate and the leader of a Japanese dooms-day cult from finding the dark matter they seek for entirely different, yet equally dangerous, reasons. Ultimately, that race will take him not only across the world, but also across time and history to the birth of an ancient legend that may not have been a legend at all. The… Read more »

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Feb 07
TLC Blog Tour Review: The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart

TLC Blog Tour Review: The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart

Ballantine Books Release Date: January 29,2013 Purchase: Amazon Barnes And Noble 4 of 5 Stars As the only child of a wealthy investment manager, Ellie Chapman has never known anything besides a life of perfect privilege. But her years of good fortune come to an abrupt end when her father is exposed for swindling billions of dollars from innocent investors in a massive Ponzi scheme. And just like that, Ellie loses everything: money, job, home—even her fiancé, who’s jailed as her father’s partner in crime. With no job prospects on the horizon, no cash, and her family name in tatters, Ellie has only one place to go. . Sleepy St. Dennis, Maryland, is hardly where Ellie intends to stay, however. Keeping her identity a secret, she plans to sell the house her late mother left her in the small town and use the proceeds to move on with her life. Unfortunately, her ticket to a new beginning is in dire need of a laundry list of pricey improvements, many of which she’ll have to do herself. And until the house on Bay View Road is fit to be sold, the sole place Ellie will be traveling is the hardware store…. Read more »

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Feb 05
Providence Book Promotions Spotlight: Five Years To Live by Frank Zaccari

Providence Book Promotions Spotlight: Five Years To Live by Frank Zaccari

Self Published October 2012 Purchase: Amazon It is the phone call every person lives in fear of receiving. There has been an accident and your loved one is paralyzed. A spinal cord injury is the single most devastating and life altering event. Based on a true story, Michael and Donna were young, successful, in love and planning their life together. That life was radically changed by a tragic car accident. Now a wheelchair user as a quadriplegic, with limited movement, constant infections and multiple surgeries, doctors projected Michael’s best case life expectancy to be five years. See how this young couple battles through his injury and spends his five years making a lasting impact on hundreds of people. It will make you realize what can be accomplished when a person does not let circumstances dictate their life. About The Author: Frank Zaccari is a native of western New York. He received his bachelor’s in finance from California State University at Sacramento after serving as a military medic in the United States Air Force. He spent more than two decades in the technology industry, holding various positions from account representative to CEO. He also spent time specializing in turn-around management of… Read more »

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Feb 04
TLC Blog Tour Review: The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon

TLC Blog Tour Review: The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon

William And Morrow Release Date: January 2,2013 Purchase: Amazon Barnes And Noble The summer of 1985 changes Reggie’s life. An awkward thirteen-year-old, she finds herself mixed up with the school outcasts. That same summer, a serial killer called Neptune begins kidnapping women. He leaves their severed hands on the police department steps and, five days later, displays their bodies around town. Just when Reggie needs her mother, Vera, the most, Vera’s hand is found on the steps. But after five days, there’s no body and Neptune disappears. Now, twenty-five years later, Reggie is a successful architect who has left her hometown and the horrific memories of that summer behind. But when she gets a call revealing that her mother has been found alive, Reggie must confront the ghosts of her past and find Neptune before he kills again. My Thoughts: So it took me forever to get this book. But, when I did, I devoured it. I had to turn each page and see what was happening next, how the story would end up, where it would take me. I must confess, I was slightly disappointed. Why, you ask? Because. I didn’t want it to end and it did. It’s… Read more »

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