Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Happy Chasing Happy by Jerome "Jay" Isip

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About the author:

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 6.28.32 PMJerome "Jay" Isip is a successful entrepreneur within several walks of life - finance, small business, e-stock trading, and athletics. Born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey, Jay was never one for academics. Rather than concentrating on coursework, he was instead distracted by the typical trappings other young men endure. Jay has always been more interested in enjoying life and those around him, which isn't going to get anyone accepted at a credible college or university. Even still, through all the self-destructive means and risky roller coaster of behavior, Jay stayed determined to choose his own career path, which would eventually lead him to becoming a business owner, a professional "mixed-martial arts" fighter. And now he has added the title of "author" to the list.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cover Reveal When We Were Us by Tawdra Kandle

WWWUCover Reveal 1   The Trio. That’s who we’ve been since birth: Nate, Leo . . . and me, Quinn, the token girl. Our mothers met in prenatal yoga and became best friends, which meant that the three of us hit every milestone together, from the first day of school to the very first kiss. We’ve always known that Nate’s a little different. He’s not as strong as Leo or me; he spent a lot of our childhood in various hospitals. Leo and I have been his unofficial bodyguards all our lives. I thought that would always be true. But time moves on, and everything shifts. People change, and sometimes friendships fade away. High school pulled us apart: Leo’s suddenly the most popular guy in school, a football star and the object of every girl’s fantasy. Nate and I are just people he used to know, the ones he left behind. Of course, since I’ve been in love with Leo from the time we were eight, that stings a little. And to complicate matters, I know that Nate is hung up on me. I see the look in his eyes. I wish I could say I felt the same, but I don’t. It's getting harder and harder to keep him in the friend zone, though. Then Leo and I were thrown together again, sticking up for Nate. I was surprised Leo came through for us and even more shocked when he kissed me. Me! Am I finally getting my chance with Leo . . . and will it come at the risk of losing both my best friends?

The Keeping Score Trilogy is a New Adult romance told in three books, taking Leo, Quinn and Nate from high school through college. Books One and Two will have unresolved endings; you have been warned. But I promise, the happily-ever-after in Book Three will be the payoff. Trust me. 
The release dates are: When We Were Us April 7th 
                                   Hanging By A Moment May 24th 
                                   Days of You and Me September 26th   

You can preorder When We Were Us now at all major retailers. iBooks/Amazon/Nook/Kobo/Google Play Read an exclusive excerpt right here! 2015AuthorPhoto (1539x1800)
Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (THE KING SERIES), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (THE SERENDIPITY DUET, PERFECT DISH DUO, THE ONE TRILOGY) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (CRYSTAL COVE BOOKS and RECIPE FOR DEATH SERIES). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. 

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Book Blast: Burned by Amity Hope

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Lanna is trying to run away from her past. When her best friend, Holly, invited her to visit the small, coastal town of Harmony Bay, Lanna decided to take her up on the offer. In fact, she loved Harmony Bay so much she decided to stay. Jake is no stranger to secrets, lies, and manipulation. He’s been dealt more than his fair share of each. He’s sworn off women indefinitely. But there’s something about the girl rooming with his friend, Max. He just can’t shake the thoughts of her out of his head. Will the two of them be able to work through the complications of their pasts? Or are they just setting themselves up to be burned again?

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About the author:

Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler. She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to self-publish. Her first self-published novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012. It hit Amazon's Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance Best Sellers List in several countries. Truths and Dares held the #1 position on Amazon's Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance eBooks in the UK. If she's not writing, or spending time with her boys, she's most likely reading. Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog | Amazon Author Page 

Prize: Paperback copy of Ditched, a paperback copy of Burned , a pair of handmade earrings a Rafflecopter giveaway

Excerpt: Giving your children Wings, without losing yours by Tami K. Fox

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To Dream The Impossible Dream of An Organized Home Does the idea of organizing and cleaning your home seem like an impossible dream? Homeschooling mother of six Tami Fox shares how she uses routines in her home to make it a haven for her family. She’s taught her children these routines, so they’ll be able to take their wings and fly into life as prepared adults. She shares positive methods for organizing and cleaning. Tami wants to help you give your children wings, so they can FLY, too!
Marla Cilley, The FlyLady -
Tami has taken FLYing to a new level! Not only has she educated her six children well and eliminated CHAOS, she has not lost herself in the process."

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Tami lives in rural North Carolina with her husband of more than twenty-five years and their children. She has been a home educator since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Systems and uses her education to be a better teacher for her children. Tami is a writer and speaker to encourage moms. She writes reviews and other details about her life with her family at www.TamiFox.net. She is in the trenches just like you and takes life one step at a time with mercy and grace. 
You can contact Tami through her blog or through email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Follow the Book Tour


                                   Excerpt:
The biggest asset you have in blessing your home is teaching your children to love their home and bless it with you. I have raised, educated, and graduated two of our six children from our homeschool. Both of them are currently working full-time and running their own homes. Each of them has thanked me for teaching them how to care for a home and helping them to be prepared for adulthood.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Less Stress: 88 best practices and inspirations from historical leaders by Gabriella Kindert

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Do you want to discover how Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen succeeded to manage stress and stress symptoms? She was not just one of the most beautiful women in the world, but also one of the most powerful ones. Find out what was her secret by reading this book. You will also find out many interesting things that helped, for example, Alexander The Great, Coco Chanel and many other famous inspirational leaders. The most interesting thing is that their approach and strategies can be applied to us today. History has so much to offer to those who are open to learning from it. Besides inspirations from historical leaders, this guide will show you how to fight stress on a practical, easy and relatively fast way.

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  You will learn how to strengthen: * your mental health and stress resistance; * self-confidence; * self-control in stressful moments.   
Gabriella Kindert
 About the author:
Gabriella Kindert (MBA, MA) is a finance executive who has worked in numerous countries for leading organizations. Over the years, she has attributed her success to hard work, diligence, and dedication. In addition to her job, she is a founding partner of several successful companies. Despite her busy schedule, she is a mother of two children and a devoted wife. During her career she realised the importance of balance, nutrition, physical activity for better control of every aspect of life. She has established an organization called One Life, which actively promotes a healthier lifestyle. You can also follow her on Facebook.      

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Book Blast: Tales from the Pleasure Planet Rinwal by C G Powell

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Being an officer on the Miden District Police Force is not all it’s cracked up to be—particularly when your partner is a total jerk. When the chance comes along to move up in rank and lose her partner, Armindy Jinx doesn’t think twice about it, especially when she finds out that she’ll be looking for the detective she’s been fantasizing about for the last three years. Undercover and in over his head, Detective Afintae Daedrik has spent the last five months trying to take down an intergalactic sex slave ring that’s responsible for a rash of kidnappings in the Miden District. Just as he’s on the cusp of finding out who the big boss is, he’s surprised to find Officer Jinx cuffed to the arrival table. Desperate to stop the sex slave kidnappings, Armindy poses as bait to draw out the big boss. Embracing the sexual fantasies that await her, including the ones about Afintae, isn’t so bad—that is, until the head honcho shows up, and things go from fulfilling a curiosity to dangerous in the blink of an eye. Can Armindy and Afintae hold it together long enough to nail their culprit, or will this risky business be the end of them both?

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Christine Powell Gomez (AKA- CG Powell) started writing in 2011, after much consideration, she decided that indie pubbing was the direction for her. Since then she has never looked back, Christine has written books and short stories in the paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and erotica genres all with a twist of romance. Before self-publishing, she worked a plethora of jobs that only enforce her love of the written word such as: her adventures in the Navy, working for the USDA in the sugar cane fields of south Louisiana, Cisco Networking (CCNA), working for the French Air Force as a technical advisor on electronic parts and becoming a (GIA) Gemologist. Christine has taken her vast knowledge and insatiable appetite for learning and applied it to the stories she writes. In 2012 Christine opened The Book Swag Shop, which caters to indie authors looking for unique swag items for their fans. This venture has helped her to understand branding, time management (still working on this one), and business management. It has also enabled her to meet other authors outside her usual circles.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Review Theatre play "Between the Tree"s by Henry Sebastien Bender

Between the Trees
Author: Henry Sebastien Bender
Pages: 62
Genre: Theatre/Play
Categories: Fiction, Fantasy, LGBT


Description: " In the forest near their town, 10-year-old Lee and his friends encounter a supernatural evil. When adults prove to be no help, Lee takes it upon himself to destroy it. But Lee has his own monster to confront at home, a monster that may even be more sinister than the mystery that awaits in the woods. "




Author bio: " Henry Sebastien Bender is an undergraduate student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico studying theatre and foreign languages. His focuses in playwriting include surrealist and absurdist theatre. Selections of Mr. Bender’s were chosen in 2015 to be preformed during the annual 10-Minute Play Festival, “Out of Order”, by SCRAP Productions at the University of New Mexico. "




                                     My Review:

This is a theater play, It's about Lee and his friends, they are in the woods, but see something strange that scares them.
They promise each other to be back and fight it, in meantime, Lee is fighting his own demons at home. Lee asks help from monster hunters, but they aren't much help, seems the kids have to do it all alone.

Seems like a fun play. the script tells you all that you need for decor and lights. I could actually see the play before me while reading. Maybe one day I can see it as a play.