Friday, August 18, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews - Baba Connridh by Michelle Franklin

It's time once again to turn the blog over to my fantastic guest reviewer Sophia Rose. Today she's reviewing Baba Connridh by Michelle Franklin,  A Frewyn Fable.
Sophia Rose it's all yours!!

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Baba Connridh: A Tale of Frewyn by Michelle Franklin
Fantasy
Publisher: Indie
Published:  5.21.17
Pages:  99
ASIN: B072PQTRNF
Format: eARC
Source:  Author
Sellers:  Amazon

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Overview:
Gran Mara Connridh, known to her few friends as Baba, is Frewyn's oldest farmer. 

She spends her days marching over her fields with her cat at her side, throwing stones at children, frightening her neighbours, and avoiding unwanted visitors by telling them exactly what she thinks about them when they should happen to stop by. All is prepared for the coming harvest on Baba's farm, and she has nothing more to do but sit by her hearth and disdain the world, until a visit from the gods and two wanton fey force her to leave her house and put her old powers back into practice. 

Beware the grans with charms and magic knitters. They are never as frail and friable as they appear.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Showcase - Interview - Kelley Armstrong Rituals

#1 NYT bestseller Kelley Armstrong has just released #5 and her finale in the Cainsville series, Rituals. I was lucky enough to chat with her about it and am pleased to share it with you all.
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ISBN-13: 9780345815231
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Release Date: 08-15-2017
Length: 496pp
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Overview: (note to avoid spoilers overview is purposefully vague)
When Olivia Taylor-Jones found out she was not actually the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers, her life exploded. Running from the fall-out, she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois, but she couldn’t resist trying to dig out the truth about her birth parents’ crimes. She began working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer who also had links to the town; their investigation soon revealed Celtic mysteries at work in Cainsville, and also entangled Olivia in a tense love triangle with the calculating Gabriel and her charming biker boyfriend, Ricky. Worse, troubling visions revealed to Olivia that the three of them were reenacting an ancient drama pitting the elders of Cainsville against the mysterious Huntsmen with Olivia as the prize.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Erika Raskin- Best Intentions


I'm so excited to be interviewing Erika Raskin today on the blog who's here to chat about her brand new medical thriller, Best Intentions. Read on to find out just how much Erika and her protagonist have in common then be sure to enter the giveaway sponsored by her publisher St. Martin's Press, details below.
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ISBN-13: 9781250101228
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 08-15-2017
Length: 288pp
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Overview:
Marti Trailor—social worker on hold, mother of three, wife of a successful obstetrician, daughter of a Congressman—is ready to go back to work. She’s thrilled when the perfect opportunity falls in her lap. The catch? The job is at her husband's hospital and he seems not to share her enthusiasm. Undeterred, she takes the position counseling vulnerable young women as they prepare to give birth.
Marti quickly begins to feel like she is making a difference in the lives of her clients. Soon, though, she finds herself caught up in the dark side of the medical center—with its long hours, overworked doctors and entrenched practices. When she witnesses something she can't unsee, Marti, who has always done her best to keep a low-profile, finds herself thrust under a dangerous spotlight with all of Richmond, Virginia watching.
In her captivating domestic suspense novel Best Intentions, Erika Raskin weaves together high stakes hospital politics, the pressures of family life, and the consequences of trying to do the right thing, particularly in a city with a history as fraught as Richmond's.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Showcase - Firebird by Helaine Mario

I'm so pleased to showcase Helaine Mario's newest Oceanview release, Firebird. Firebird is actually her first book and has just been re-released. I devoured Helaine's last Oceanview offering, The Lost Concerto and I can't wait to read Firebird.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781608091904
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 08-15-2017
Length: 492pp
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Overview:Firebird has it all—mystery, suspense, drama, politics, romance and sensitivity. And added to that are vivid locations—Maine, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Russia and an author that makes you feel like you are there. Now mix in rich characters as well with heroic bravery and devotion to family, friends, and country, and you have an incredibly powerful novel. Throw in twist and turns and threats and a great plot and you have an electrifying thriller. 
Dr. Alexandra Marik, a single mother and art gallery curator, is haunted by her past and the sudden, inexplicable death of her older sister.  Ivan is a lonely, secretive Russian spy who has been “forgotten” since the chaos of Glasnost.  Their lives are about to collide.
It is October, just weeks before the Presidential election.  A controversial Senator has replaced an ailing Vice President on the Republican ticket…
Just miles from the White House, the funeral of Alexandra’s sister, Eve, is about to begin, while, in a forest far to the north, the man called Ivan is mourning Eve’s death as well.
Alexandra’s quest for the truth behind her sister’s death will expose a decades old political secret that must be protected at all costs to allow Ivan to complete his mission.  Her search will test her courage, challenge her concepts of family, surprise her with unexpected romance, and propel her to risk her own life to protect the children she loves.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Showcase - The Cartel 7: Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses by Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman

I love a rags to riches story just as well as anyone and I've got one here about husband and wife writing team Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman.
Here is what the New York Times says about this powerhouse couple-New York Times feature.
The Cartel 7 is #7 in The Cartel series.
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ISBN-13: 9781250067005
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 07-25-2017
Length: 304pp
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Overview:
The saga of love, loyalty, and crime continues in the next explosive book in the Cartel series from the minds of New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis.
After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel’s reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother, six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out the way and off the radar of the Feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison.
Miamor’s freedom is guaranteed—provided Carter help create and distribute a drug that will take the streets by storm. Rubbing elbows with the most notorious, ruthless leaders of the underworld will get him what he wants. But can he win at their game of murder and money?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Showcase- Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Key Principles to Success and Happiness by Roy Huff

Today I'm showcasing Roy Huff's latest self-help book, Think Smart Not Hard: 52 Key Principles to Success and Happiness. Roy is a Scientist, Author and Teacher and this is his first self help book.
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ISBN-13: 9781547206988
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
Release Date: 06-08-2017
Length: 264pp
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Overview:
Are you unhappy with your directionless life? Discover a roadmap for navigating your successful, fulfilling future.
"A simple, effective plan to change your life and attain your goals."-Jim "The Rookie" Morris,Athlete, author, teacher and inspiration for the movie,The Rookie.
Struggling to cope with personal tragedy? Worried you'll never live up to your full potential? Bestselling author Roy Huff overcame abuse and abject poverty to become an accomplished teacher and research scientist. His secrets for success have changed countless lives, and now they can help you too!
Think Smart Not Hard connects science and human psychology to help you retrain your brain for a brighter tomorrow. Through a combination of step-by-step strategies and inspirational anecdotes, this transformational guidebook will help you conquer common obstacles to discover your life's true path.
In Think Smart Not Hard, you'll discover:
  • How to develop the right mindset to overcome any personal tragedy
  • How writing down and reflecting upon action plans will ignite your success
  • How incorporating weekly principles can accelerate your road to recovery
  • A series of exclusive quotations from industry leaders and motivational gurus
  • Simple hacks to help you take charge of your personal finances, and much, much more!
Think Smart Not Hard is your no-nonsense guide for finally grasping the life you were born to live. If you like real-world applications, optimizing your existing strengths, and honest accounts from a self-made man, then you'll love Roy Huff's energizing resource.
Buy Think Smart Not Hard to begin shaping your destiny today!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview - Danny Lopez - The Last Girl

I'm pleased to bring you my interview with Danny Lopez about his new novel, The Last Girl. Danny's publisher Oceanview Publishing is sponsoring a giveaway, details below.
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ISBN-13: 9781608092529
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 08-01-2017
Length: 240pp
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OVERVIEW:
When it comes to murder, nothing is as it seems
After being laid off from his job as a newspaper reporter in a coastal Florida town, Dexter Vega meets a wealthy retiree who hires him to find his daughter who is supposed to be attending the local college. When Vega visits his client to inform him that his daughter is in Mexico, he discovers the man has been murdered. And Vega’s prints are all over the murder weapon.
As the police build a case against him, Vega flies to Mexico City to locate his client’s daughter, hoping she will help him find the murderer and thus clear his name. But when he finds the woman, she tells him a very different story—nothing is as it seems.
Beaten by thugs and ordered to leave Mexico, Vega returns home to find himself immersed in a web of blackmail, greed, and revenge. Still pursued by the cops—and now a target of evil predators.

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