My Thoughts If you have a young reader in your life, this is a book just for them! Nancy Stewart is a talent author and has created a book that is filled with colorful illustrations that really catch the eye, and two sweet girls that I loved to read about. This book is super quick to read, and filled with a touch of mystery for the young sleuths who read this book. Bella and Britt are two sweet girls and they are in for an adventure as they encounter a manatee and all the whirlwind that comes with the encounter. They find a smuggling ring and they’re out to save the day. This is definitely a 4 star worthy children’s book that I enjoyed reading for myself. I am going back to look for more in this fun series, and will be on the look out for more work by this incredibly talented author!
Title: THE SPIRIT OF LOVE Author: the spirit of love, known as glen Publisher: Aurora House Pages: 196 Genre: Spirituality/Poetry The Spirit of Love is a collection of short writings, poems and phrases written by a man who took himself into some of the darkest and most destructive depths that one can go with drug and alcohol addictions back in his early twenties. The collection of writings contained within The Spirit of Love are the result of one man’s healing journey within himself and the deep questioning that has arisen from within it. With the love, support and guidance of his dear friend Edwina, in helping to bring these writings from the handwritten scribbles on paper to how they are presented today, The Spirit of Love is a reminder that no matter how dark, desperate, alone, helpless or trapped one believes they may be, the sheer beauty of the perfection of life in its totality is silently and patiently living within us all, and its love is so powerful that it can heal anything that has come to pass. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Book Excerpt: 6. Take me now so that I need never feel again… Read more »
We welcome Nancy Stewart’s MYSTERY AT MANATEE KEY Book Blast today! Title: MYSTERY AT MANATEE KEY Author: Nancy Stewart Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing Pages: 36 Genre: Children’s Picture Book Bella and Britt love to explore along the beach and at more remote places like Manatee Key as well. It is there that they discover a manatee smuggling ring. The manatees have already been netted, so the girls must act fast! But a kidnapper snatches Bella, hustling her into their hideout. When Britt sneaks a look in the window, she discovers that the ranger is being held, too. Now it’s up to Britt. But what can a single girl do? Mystery at Manatee Key is available at Amazon Book Excerpt: A dark animal circled slowly in the shallow water of Manatee Key. Walking closer, Bella whispered. “A baby manatee. And it has a patch of white near its snout.” Britt frowned. “But where’s the mother? It must be hungry. We should tell the ranger.” “Yeah,” Bella said. “This one’s too young to be without her mom. Let’s go.” The friends worked their way through the jungle-like brush back to their bicycles. Britt took the lead. “It’s really hot, but… Read more »
Title: THE ASHES Author: Vincent Zandri Publisher: Bear Media Pages: 277 Genre: Thriller/Horror/Romantic Suspense HORROR IN THE DARK WOODS It’s been eight years since artist and single mom, Rebecca Underhill, was abducted and left to die in an old broken down house located in the middle of the dark woods. But even if her abductor, Joseph William Whalen, has since been killed, another, more insidious evil is once more out to get her in the form of the Skinner. The son of an abusive butcher, Skinner intends on finishing the job Whalen started but failed at. How is he going to get to Rebecca? He’s going to do it through her children, by luring them into the cornfield behind the old farmhouse they live in. HORROR IN THE DEPTHS Now, armed with the knowledge that the Skinner has escaped incarceration at a downstate facility for the criminally insane, Rebecca must face the most horrifying challenge of her adult life: Rescuing the children not from a house in the woods, but from the abandoned tunnels that run underneath her property. But the Skinner is watching Rebecca’s every move. Horrifying question is, will she live long enough to save the children? FOR… Read more »
We’re happy to be hosting Julianne McLean and Mark Lynch’s new humor book, Cocktails and Mock-Tales! About the Book: Title: Cocktales & Mock-Tales Authors: Julianne McLean & Mark Lynch Publisher: ASJ Publishing Pages: 90 Genre: Humor Cocktails and Mock- Tales is not just about alcoholic beverages. The book is about sensations that tickle your tastebuds and humour that tickles your fancy. It includes non-alcoholic beverages that the whole family can enjoy and even herbal recipes for the adventurous. Have one extremely tall high ball glass and a giant cocktail shaker at the ready Ingredients: Unlimited centilitres of wit and humour 9 cl or 3oz titillating snippets of history and gossip Add flavours of exotic destinations A dusting of spice mixed with satire Several centilitres of high spirits (optional) Shake with vigour. Garnish with an open mind and your own sense of humour Now you are ready to truly laugh and savour Cocktails and Mock Tales! Amaze your friends and family with your knowledge of the origins of international beverages and excite their tastebuds with these exotic sensations. For More Information Cocktails & Mock-Tales is available at Amazon. Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads…. Read more »
About the Book: Title: Shadows of an Empress Author: Carole Waterhouse Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press Pages: 310 Genre: Literary Fiction After the death of her mother, Sylvia is sent to live with her grandmother on an isolated piece of farmland, where she and a nymph-like companion run through the woods creating an imaginary world where her mother is still alive. When Sylvia marries Dan, everyone sees her life moving from tragic to fairy tale. But when a recurring dream about a city she can’t identify leaves Sylvia feeling especially unsettled, she goes into her living room on a sleepless night and finds the Empress Elisabeth of Austria waiting for her. Suspecting their lives are somehow linked, the empress helps Sylvia sort through her past and question her present. She and Sissi, Elisabeth’s younger version, embark on a whirlwind tour of places related to the empress’s past where the Archduchess Sophie tries to arrange a courtship between Sylvia and Franz Joseph, a heart-broken Heinrich Heine laments the empress’s tendency to credit him as the inspiration for her awful poetry, and Sigmund Freud offers commentary on their journey. As they travel, Sylvia becomes more aware of the empress’s faults. As their… Read more »
Book Blurb She knows he’s dangerous for a woman like her. He knows she’s perfect for a man like him. From their first meeting, David Hollan is intrigued because Lacy Pembrook is subconsciously hiding someone. Herself. And David wants to know why. He’s patient at first. Willing to give her space, but when she breaks the rules they’ve set between them, he’s ready to hold her accountable. One way or another, he’s going to find the piece of her that’s yet to be uncovered. And when he does? He intends to own it. Given an ultimatum after she got caught coloring outsides the lines of their “trial” relationship, Lacy decides to fall in with David’s plans. She’ll cancel her trip and spend her vacation time at his house making up for her transgression. No sweat, right? Wrong. What she doesn’t count on when she gets there is him going full-out Dom on her. She quickly learns why they call him the quiet one. He’s dead sexy, watchful and stern at the best of times, and now that he has her all to himself, each of those things are magnified tenfold. By the time Lacy realizes that he’s completely subjugated her—by… Read more »
My Thoughts: Due to all the overwhelming life events, from my own ailing father to the very recent death of my father-in-law, I’m quite behind on reviews….I will be reviewing this in the near future, and will come back and add my thoughts once I’m done, as this book does sound super intriguing!
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