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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Findependence Day by Jonathan Chevreau Book Blast - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


Title: Findependence Day
Author: Jonathan Chevrau
Publisher: Trafford
Pages: 290
Genre: Businesss
Format: Kindle/Hardcover/Paperback 

Get rich slowly! Financial independence is a marathon, not a sprint. The financial crisis revealed the hazards of financial illiteracy. Governments desperately want citizens to become financially independent so they’ll be less of a burden on them. Findependence Day presents personal finance in a “can’t put down” story format easily digested by young adults entering the work force and the world of money. Because money problems often cause marital breakups, it focuses on the financial journey of a young couple who experience the usual ups and downs of job loss, buying homes, raising children, investing and pensions, starting businesses, coping with stock market volatility and more.

The secrets of financial independence are critical wherever you are in the financial life cycle:
• Newlyweds embarking on family formation will discover the importance of financial planning.
• Debt-plagued graduates will be motivated to embrace “guerrilla frugality.”
• Home-owners will learn the foundation of financial independence is a paid-for home.
• Those in their first jobs will embrace employer 401(k) plans, traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.
• New parents will discover the need for life insurance and saving for children’s education.
• Mid-life investors will learn how to cut costs in their portfolios while benefiting from the expertise of financial planners.
• Those near retirement will learn about advanced concepts like annuities and Asset Dedication.

Jonathan Chevreau is the editor of MoneySense magazine, former personal finance columnist for the Financial Post and author of nine financial books, including The Wealthy Boomer: Life After Mutual Funds. He’s active in social media and blogs at www.findependenceday.com.

“Once in a blue moon, a financial book is written that should be required reading for all. Such is the case with Findependence Day.” -- Peter Grandich, The Grandich Letter

“A tour de force: a personal-finance book that is hard to put down.” – Larry MacDonald, CanadianBusiness.com

“Having some fun while learning what's good for you is a double win -- particularly learning what we all need to know to live happier lives." – Charles Ellis, author of Winning the Loser’s Game

This revised all-American edition features end-of-chapter summaries of financial concepts learned, a glossary and bibliography of books that will boost your financial literacy – or that of your kids.

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Jonathan Chevreau was an award-winning personal finance columnist for the Financial Post and National Post newspaper between 1996 and early 2012. He is now the editor of MoneySense magazine, Canada’s leading personal finance consumer magazine. He lives by the lake in Long Branch, Ontario. On a good day he can see Rochester. He has previously authored or co-authored nine non-fiction financial books. They include the Smart Funds series and The Wealthy Boomer: Life After Mutual Funds (Key Porter Books); and Krash! (McGraw Hill.) In 2012, his first e-book was published by National Post: The Best of Jonathan Chevreau.

He blogs at www.findependenceday.com. He is active in social media, tweeting as @JonChevreau, as well as Facebook, Linked-in and Google Plus. How to get other editions of Findependence Day The e-book you are reading is the all-American edition of Findependence Day, published in 2013. The original North American edition, published in 2008 only as a traditional printed book, can be purchased via PayPal and major credit cards through the web site at www.findependenceday.com.  

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Beyond Duty by James DeVries Book Blast - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


Title: Beyond Duty
Author: James DeVries
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 334
Genre: Fiction
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The continuing story of Lt. Jeff Lacy is dangerous and sad. The story opens with Jeff's participation in a Top Secret mission to observe Russian Submarine missile tests. When he has a change of duty station Jeff lands in the middle of a dangerous plot and his beloved wife Molly is killed. In despair Jeff retires from the Navy and soon finds himself working as an agent for the CIA in the United Arab Emirates. While there he becomes partners in the Mid East Construction Company which leads him into unexpected and interesting situations. Jeff finally tracks down Molly's killer.

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Lt. James DeVries, USN, Retired, served 21 years in the Navy, 10 years in the submarine force and time in Special Warfare. The last year was with a Navy SEAL platoon setting up and operating a training facility on the island of Crete in the Mediterranean. Jim's retired years have been spent working as an International Field Service Engineer and 16 years for Fluor Daniel, Inc. as a Project Manager. Now fully retired Jim spends his spear time involved with amateur radio and writing. Jim and his Red Headed wife Claire live in Salem, Oregon in the summer and Mesa, Arizona in the winter.

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Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas and Hold Me Close Book Feature



Title: Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas
Author: Celia Bonaduce
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Fiction/Humor
Format: Kindle/Paperback 

“A fresh, heartwarming voice.”  —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author

 For champion professional knitter Dymphna Pearl, inheriting part of a sun-blasted ghost town in the Texas hill country isn’t just unexpected, it’s a little daunting. To earn a cash bequest that could change her life, she’ll have to leave California to live in tiny, run-down Fat Chance for six months—with seven strangers. Impossible! Or is it? Trading her sandals for cowboy boots, Dymphna dives into her new life with equal parts anxiety and excitement. After all, she’s never felt quite at home in Santa Monica anyway. Maybe Fat Chance will be her second chance. But making it habitable is going take more than a lasso and Wild West spirit. With an opinionated buzzard overlooking the proceedings and mismatched strangers learning to become friends, Dymphna wonders if unlocking the secrets of her own heart is the way to strike real gold.

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Currently a Field Producer on HGTV’s House Hunters, Celia Bonaduce’s TV credits cover a lot of ground – everything from field-producing ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to writing for many of Nickelodeon’s animated series, including Hey, Arnold and Chalkzone. An avid reader, entering the world of books has always been a lifelong ambition. The Merchant of Venice Beach, A Venice Beach Romance, was published August 1st, 2013 by eKensington. The dream continues with a brand new series called Fat Chance, Texas, which will be available May 2015.

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Title: Hold Me Close
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Fiction/Family
Format: Kindle/Paperback

Leave it to the O’Learys to make romance a family affair… 

Maggie O’Leary is finally coming home to Chicago. After more than a year in Ireland, she’s ready to make a plan for her future. But first, she’ll have to confront the tragedy that scarred her so deeply. Asking for a job in the family bar is the first step, and it’s one her family isn’t entirely happy about. At least Shane Callahan, her best friend in the world, is behind her a hundred percent. He’s also a hundred percent more lovable than she remembered…

 Shane is determined to keep Maggie safe, even if it means working three jobs and giving up sleep to be around during her shifts at the bar. But when Maggie boldly tells him she needs more than a loyal friend now, Shane knows a single night together won’t be possible. The idea of spirited Maggie in his bed is electrifying, but will she believe he wants to give her his heart, too?

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shannyn-7-199x300 Shannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids. Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood. After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?” So she did. That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012. She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world. Shannyn is represented by Frances Black and Jennifer Mishler of Literary Counsel.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Second Chronicles of Illumination by C.A. Pack Book Feature!

Second Chronicles of Illumination

Second Chronicles of Illumination Title: Second Chronicles of Illumination
Author: C.A. Pack
Publisher: Antiqua Press
Pages: 480
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Kindle/Hardcover 

When an alien invasion threatens the existence of all the knowledge in the universe, eighteen-year-old Johanna Charette and seventeen-year-old Jackson Roth must rely on their wits, guts, and pluck to save the fantasy-come-to-life world of the Library of Illumination. It wouldn t be so bad if Johanna and Jackson weren't the ones responsible for breaching the portals to a dozen distant worlds. Now, outside forces are causing shock waves in the space-time continuum, and if that isn t awful enough, someone from another dimension is trying to steal a book of powerful spells created by a very famous wizard. At first, traveling to other realms in a time machine seems like a fun perk. However, discovering some inhabitants want to obliterate the teens doesn't leave them with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Instead, they find themselves forced to sacrifice their own welfare and the safety of their loved ones for the greater good.

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What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
My last book Chronicles: The Library of Illumination was named to Kirkus Reviews” Best Book of 2014 and I cried when I was notified about that. Knowing someone other than my family and friends appreciated my efforts meant a lot to me.
How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
My father encouraged reading and had me signed up for book clubs before I could read. Those books were for children, but up in our attic were piles of my father’s books. I remember trying to read the Iliad and the Odyssey when I was still young, but I wasn’t able to appreciate them. From the third grade on, my father drove me to the library every other week, so I could return the books I had and sign out new ones. I’ve always been a voracious reader and I have him to thank for it.
When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing my first story when I was seven for no reason other than I wanted to spin a tale. I’ve always had a vivid imagination and I’ve always been a dreamer, so it’s easy for me to come up with stories and turn my thoughts into words. I didn’t choose to be a writer; it happened because I love books, I love to read, and I love imaginative stories.
What inspires you to write and why?
I’m inspired by almost everything. I’ll hear a snippet of conversation or see something a little out of the ordinary happen, and I’ll weave it into whatever I’m writing. I once watched as a friend on mine stalked a fly with two paper plates. He wanted to kill the fly, but didn’t want to get his hands dirty. It was very funny to watch and I eventually wrote it into a play I was working on called Women with Large Satchels. Inspiration is all around us.
What genre are you most comfortable writing?
I started out writing historical thrillers, then historical fantasy, and now young adult fantasy. YA fantasy is the most fun. I get my characters to say and do things that more experienced (uptight) people would never attempt, and being able to do that allows me to fully exercise my imagination.
What inspired you to write your first book?
My first novel-length book stated as a joke. A friend and I would each write a couple of lines and email it back and forth. He quit by page five, but I enjoyed it so much I continued doing it by myself. I did it until I had a full-length novel. It was awful. I know, because one of my friends said, “I give you credit just for finishing the book. If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. I rewrote that book a dozen times, and while it improved each time, I was unable to get an agent to represent me. So I self-published it on Kindle. That was in 2009 and I haven’t stopped publishing my work since.
Who or what influenced your writing once you began?
I love writers’ conferences and writers groups for getting feedback from other writers and publishing professionals. There’s a conference held in New York City every summer call Thrillerfest and this summer I’ll be attending my ninth conference with them. It starts out with something called Craftfest, which is a series of seminars and workshops that teach the art of writing. It’s geared toward thrillers, but the techniques work for every type of writer, and I’ve learned a lot from attending. I also like writers’ groups. Here on Long Island we have the Long Island Writer’s Guild, and I’ve learned a lot from their critiques of my work, especially when I was writing the first Library of Illumination books.
What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?
The most challenging thing about writing a novel is finding time when you won’t be interrupted. Nothing is as frustrating as losing your train of thought when someone disturbs you. I refuse to answer the phone, and I turn down the volume on my computer so I won’t hear the ping of new email, but my cell phone will vibrate every time there’s a text, or my husband will knock on the door with a question, so there’s no such thing as pure solitude. And that’s what challenges me most as a writer.
Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it?
Developing Myrddin’s Memoir, which is contained within Second Chronicles of Illumination required a lot of research into the legend of Kind Arthur and the origins of Merlin the Magician. I also did a lot of research into remote British islands looking for the perfect place to stage it, and learned a lot about the wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary on Skokholm Island in Wales. Then I created a kind of diagram with bits of factual information and fictional ideas that I could draw from while writing. So I can say writing this particular book taught me a lot about Arthurian legend and Celtic history.
Do you intend to make writing a career?
Writing has always been my career. My first career was writing news. My current career is writing fiction. I prefer fiction. It’s way more fun.
What is your greatest strength as a writer? 
My greatest strength lies in my imagination and the way I can visualize scenes. I actually see them playing out in my head, like a mini-movie and I react to them, whether it’s with tears, excitement or anxiety. I live every emotion with my characters, and try to make their reactions as “real” as possible.
What is your favorite quality about yourself?
My favorite personal quality is my imagination.
What is your least favorite quality about yourself?
I hate being shy—really, really shy. Some people think I’m aloof. I’m not aloof. I’m afraid. Engage me in a conversation and I’ll be your BFF.
What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” —Friedrich Nietzsche




Carol PackC. A. Pack is the author of the Library of Illumination series of YA fantasy novelettes, along with Chronicles: The Library of Illumination (2014), and The Second Chronicles of Illumination (coming in 2015). Pack also writes for a general audience. Her first novel, Code Name: Evangeline—is an historical spy thriller which takes place in the 1930's. The author followed it up with Evangeline's Ghost—a fantasy about the death of that same spy. She recently completed work on Evangeline's Ghost: Houdini, and is currently working on Evangeline's Ghost: The Bridge. Pack is an award winning journalist from New York who worked as an anchor/reporter and educator (she considers herself the fairy-godmother of telvision news reporters)—and has written for WNBC, LI News Tonight and News 12 Long Island. She also worked on PBS documentaries, radio and television commercials and created and produced a pilot for a news show focusing solely on marriage and wedding trends. She's a past president of the Press Club of Long Island and a proud member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. Pack has been a speaker or panelist for organizations such as Women in Communications, Fair Media Council, and the Society of Professional Journalists. The author lives with her husband and two picky parrots “on” Long Island, New York.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Bamford Luck by Arthur C. Eastly Book Blast - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!



Title: Bamford Luck
Author: Arthur C. Eastly
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 262
Genre: Western
Format: Kindle/Paperback/Hardcover 

Twenty-eight-year-old Clay Bamford mistakenly thinks he is just bidding his parents farewell for a short time as they depart their Idaho ranch for a vacation. As their RV heads down the road away from home, Clay has no idea that in just a short time, his parents will be murdered and he will be left attempting to solve the crime. Luong An Chie’n—the patriarch of a Seattle Asian gang—is intent on doing whatever it takes to ensure he remains successful as a drug smuggler. When fate leads a few of his gang members to an encounter with the elderly Bamfords that ends in their untimely deaths, he is clueless that Clay Bamford has begun his own mission to find the guilty parties. Using his United States Army training, work ethic, and country boy toughness, the son hacks computers, intercepts e-mails, and infiltrates the gang. Determined to crack the crime operation, Bamford will stop at nothing until he finally leads police to a fish market—and what he hopes are the answers. In this gripping tale, an Idaho rancher attempting to solve his parents’ murder uncovers a major drug operation in Seattle where only time will tell if he finds the justice he so desperately needs.

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 Arthur C. Eastly was educated at the University of Oklahoma. He enjoys writing frontier stories that enhance the self-reliance, determination, and courage our ancestors used to face dangerous hardships and move forward. His novel,Black Arrow, won second place in a New York fiction contest. Arthur currently resides in Alberta, Canada. This is his third book.  

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Lions in the Garden by Chelsea Luna Cover Reveal!




    Title: Lions in the Garden 
Author: Chelsea Luna 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 

Prague, 1610

 Ludmila Novakova--Mila--has barely set foot outside Prague Castle in her seventeen years. But with the choice between braving the bandits and wolves of Bohemia's uneasy roads or being married off to a disgusting old baron, she's taken what she can carry and fled.

 Escape won't be easy. Even Mila has heard the rumors of a rebellion coming against the court. The peasants are hungry. The king hasn't been seen in months. Mila's father, the High Chancellor, is well known and well hated.

 But Mila can't sit behind a stone wall and let fear force her into a life of silk gowns and certain misery. Her mother's death has taught her that much. She has one ally: Marc, the son of the blacksmith. A commoner, a Protestant--and perhaps a traitor, too. But the farther she gets from the castle, the more lies she uncovers, unraveling everything she thought she knew. And the harder it is to tell friend from enemy--and wrong from right . . .

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 Chelsea Luna is the author of over eight novels and counting, including two bestselling young adult series — the New England Witch Chronicles Series (4 books) and Love & the Zombie Apocalypse Trilogy.  Chelsea received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in New York, New York in 2007, and a B.A. in Sociology, with a concentration in Criminal Justice, from the University of Tennessee in 2004.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Forward Pass, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Making a Comeback and Out of Character Book Feature


Title: Forward Pass
Author: Desiree Holt
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle/Paperback 

Get Ready to Play Rough

 Shay Beckham grew up idolizing her brother’s best friend, star quarterback Joe Reilly. There was no one in their Texas town who had the moves to match Joe on or off the field. Years later, he’s still a player who has what it takes to drive any hot-blooded woman wild. But Shay isn’t a kid with a bad case of hero-worship anymore. She’s grown-up and independent, with her feet on the ground and a serious head on her shoulders. If she could just say the same for Joe.

 It’s been fifteen years, but Joe Reilly hasn’t forgotten the skinny little kid who used to follow him around like a shadow. What he can’t get over is that the skinny shadow has grown into one hell of an incredible woman. One any man in his right mind would kill to get his hands on. And one who seems to be completely immune to him. He knows he and Shay could have something special together. If he could only convince her he’s about more than just the game.

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Desiree Holt has lived a life of excitement that brings the color to her writing. She was a summer fishing guide, a summer field hand where she was one of only three women working, a member of a beginning ski team that skied in competition (and no, no broken bones!). She spent several years in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For several years she also ran her own public relations agency handling any client that interested her. She is twice a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award, a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio, and is published by four different houses. Romance Junkies said of her work: “Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.”

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Waiting for a Girl Like YouTitle: Waiting for a Girl Like You
Author: Christa Maurice
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle/Paperback

  They could make beautiful music together…

Hoping to dodge a scandal that could destroy her personal life and her career, Alex fled grad school for a summer job in tiny Potterville, West Virginia. She didn’t expect the town cupids to orchestrate a “chance” meeting with Marc—a sexy, brooding rock star who appreciates her love of poetry. But Alex doubts he’ll want anything more if he discovers the indiscretion she can’t forgive herself for… Marc came to Potterville to get some space from his band and clear his head. But before he knows it, he’s intrigued with the waitress at the local diner. Alex is not only smart and beautiful, she’s inspiring his songwriting and taking it to the next level. Soon he’s falling for her—and then she runs away. For the first time, Marc is chasing after a woman—and giving both himself and Alex a chance to heal past hurts and take a chance on the future…

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 Christa Maurice is a serial obsessionist, but she has been obsessed with rock stars since early childhood when her older brother started randomly quizzing her on rock trivia. How many first graders know who the headliners were on the Black and Blue Tour? Christa did. (Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.) In college she harnessed that intellect to spend lecture classes writing about the adventures of Touchstone in the margins of her notebooks. Now, thanks to an iPad, she can do the same thing more effectively during staff meetings and everybody thinks she’s taking notes. When not listening to music and/or writing, she enjoys traveling, reading and science fiction. She liked to play a personal game of six degrees with television and movies (Amanda Tapping was a regular on Supernatural, before that she starred on Stargate SG-1. Marina Sirtis did a guest appearance on Stargate, but before that she starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation. All so on Star Trek was Colm Meaney. The man who played at her wedding went to school with Colm Meaney.) Yes, she probably should get a life, but at the moment she is living on an oasis in the middle of the desert in a place that is so very like Tatooine that she frequently expects to see banthas and sandpeople coming up over the dunes.

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Making a ComebackTitle: Making A Comeback
Author: Kristina Matthews
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle/Paperback

 With a divorce in the works, Annabelle Jones heads out to Southern California, the land of sun and starting over. She wants to prove to herself and her young daughters that she still has what it takes to turn heads as a swimsuit model—that she doesn’t need a man to take care of her. Until an accident forces her to rely on the hunky, yet mysterious man next door... Nathan Cooper is trying to revive his own career. Once a top left-handed relief pitcher, he tried to get over a hidden injury with the aid of banned substances. Not only was he caught and suspended, he was traded and missed out on winning the championship. Now he’s a free agent without a contract, and that means life is ready to play ball…

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 Kristina Mathews doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t have a book in her hand. Or in her head. But it wasn’t until she turned forty that she confessed the reason the laundry never made it out of the dryer was because she was busy writing. While she resigned from teaching with the arrival of her second son, she’s remained an educator in some form. As a volunteer, parent club member, or para educator, she finds the most satisfaction working with emergent and developing readers, helping foster confidence and a lifelong love of books. She proudly tells her students she writes romance novels that they can read when they’re older. Kristina lives in Northern California with her husband of more than twenty years, two sons and a black lab. As a veteran road tripper, amateur renovator, and sports fanatic, she hopes to one day travel all 3,073 miles of Highway 50 from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, replace her carpet with hardwood floors, and someday throw out the first pitch for the San Francisco Giants.  

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Out of CharacterTitle: Out of Character
Author: Diana Miller
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Kindle/Paperback

  Stepping out of your comfort zone can be hazardous…

 Denver, Colorado, ER doctor Jillian Rodgers has never done an impulsive thing in her life. But all that changes when she meets the man of her dreams on a ski vacation. Within twenty-four hours, they’ve spent a passionate night together and Jillian is convinced she’s halfway in love. After all, she figures the worst that can happen is she’ll go home with a broken heart… But the man pretending to be an ordinary guy is far from it. In fact, he shouldn’t get anywhere near Jillian. Yet there’s something about her he can’t resist—and she’s perfect for his cover. Besides, he’s sure he isn’t endangering her. Unfortunately, they’re both wrong. When someone uses their chairlift for target practice, Jillian ends up wounded—and her dream man promptly disappears. Within days, her car explodes. Just when things can’t get any worse, she’s kidnapped at gunpoint. Soon Jillian’s running for her life, and the only man who can save her is the one who deserted her. Or is he just trying to protect her? And can she survive long enough to find out?

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 When she was eight, Diana decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she “accidentally” overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single mysterious letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious or suspenseful. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk,a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host for events ranging from Lutheran music to the International BB Gun competition. She spent long hours volunteering in a nineteenth century mansion allegedly full of secrets and a few ghosts. Still no luck. Diana ultimately decided the only way she was going to inject any mystery or suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it. A five time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award, she’s thrilled to be releasing her Golden Heart winner Dangerous Affairs, a romantic suspense novel that shows not everyone in her home state is Minnesota Nice. As a way to avoid avoid housework, Diana mastered gourmet cooking and once roasted an entire turkey for her daughter’s kindergarten class. She now works out while watching the Food Network as motivation. In addition to food, Diana loves music, history, old movies, and traveling with her Norwegian-born husband. Diana lives in the Twin Cities with her family and a Wheaten terrier puppy. She’s still on the lookout for some real life mystery and suspense.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Social Media Overload by Corey Perlman Book Feature

Social Media Overload

Social-Media-Overload Title: Social Media Overload
Author: Corey Perlman
Publisher: Garnet Group
Pages: 169
Genre: Business
Format: Paperback/Kindle

 You shouldn’t be on any social media site without a clear direction or purpose. This book will help you:

 • Determine which sites are right for your business and ignore the rest
• Avoid website mistakes that are costing you business
• Attract more prospects by outperforming your competition on Google
• Stay “Top of Mind” with prospects using content marketing
• Strengthen customer relationships and earn referrals using Facebook and LinkedIn

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Corey Perlman  Corey Perlman is an entrepreneur, author and nationally-recognized social media expert. His most recent book, eBoot Camp, (Wiley) became an Amazon.com bestseller and received global attention with distribution in both China and India. Corey’s company, eBoot Camp, Inc., provides digital marketing services to small and mid-size businesses.

A proud member of the National Speaker’s Association (NSA), Corey conducts his critically acclaimed Social Media for Business Keynote to audiences around the world. He’s the proud father of a 3-year-old daughter who has already tweeted, has a youtube channel, and asked for a Mark Zuckerberg doll for her brithday. The apple truly doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Two to Wrangle by Victoria Vane Cover Reveal!



Title: Two to Wrangle
Author: Victoria Vane
Publisher: Lyrical Shine

A COUNTRY BOY

 Maybe having a hot and heavy affair with the boss’s daughter wasn’t the smartest move. But country boy Ty Morgan didn’t regret a moment with city girl Monica Brandt…until she left Las Vegas to return to her life in New York.  When devastating news sends her running back, Ty can’t help but open his arms.  His heart, however, is another matter.

AND A CITY GIRL 

Now that Ty has what he’s always wanted—controlling interest in Hotel Rodeo—Monica is certain their time together is at an end.  Then Ty asks her to come on board as a partner.  Maybe it’s just her money he needs, but the chance to stick close to the sexy wrangler sure could make work a whole lot more interesting.

GET READY TO TANGO

 Their partnership doesn’t come without a heap of problems. The two can’t agree on anything—except their iron-hot attraction.  As the hotel’s Grand Opening approaches, the truth is all too clear: Ty and Monica must find a way to mix business with pleasure if they have any shot at dancing off into the sunset together…

Praise for Victoria Vane 
“Erotic and sexy.” —Library Journal on the Devil DeVere series
 “For erotic passion and one-liners, the first book in Vane's new series will satisfy...Vane's latest gets a big yee-haw.”—RT Book Reviews on Slow Hand

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Victoria Vane is an award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her work includes everything from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Her historical romances have received more than twenty awards and nominations to include the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. She is now making waves in contemporary romance with her critically acclaimed Hot Cowboy Nights series from Sourcebooks (Slow Hand, Rough Rider, Sharp Shooter, Silver Tongue). Look for her scorching hot Hotel Rodeo series coming from Kensington early 2016.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pro Rules by Andreea and Stephan Ehritt-Vanc Book Blast - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


Pro RulesTitle: Pro Rules
Author: Andreea Ehritt-Vanc & Stephan Ehritt-Vanc Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 144
Genre: Sports
Format: Kindle/Paperback

 Over the last twelve years, Stephan Ehritt-Vanc and Andreea Ehritt-Vanc, founders of the Pro-M International Tennis Academy, have played in or coached several players in more than sixty Grand Slams. In their guidebook, Pro Rules, they offer proven principles and a set of values that can help tennis players of all ages improve their game, achieve goals, and ultimately maximize their potential.

 Presented through five main elements—experience, acceptance-action response, respect, real self-confidence, and mastering the zone—Pro Rules guides tennis players to not only control their physical play, but also their mental play as well. You can learn how to
• act like a pro in any situation;
• deal with bad calls;
• focus despite distractions;
• analyze, predict, and respect an opponent;
• strike the balance between self-confidence and overconfidence; and
• live in the present tense.

 Pro Rules relies on the lessons of two experienced tennis professionals to share an innovative way of looking at life—both on and off the court—that can guide tennis players to find their professional core, learn control, and master their game by following their instincts with mastery and precision.

Stephan Ehritt-Vanc worked for the Royal Dutch Tennis Federation (KNLTB) for sixteen years. He founded the Pro-M International Tennis Academy with Andreea and is now the head of full-time programs on the ATP World Tour.

Andreea Ehritt-Vanc turned pro in 1992. She reached a top world ranking of 135 in the World Tennis Association (WTA) in singles and 40 in the WTA in doubles, winning several ITF tournament titles and two WTA titles. Andreea retired from her active career in 2008 and moved into a new role as the coach of Tamarine Tanasugarn.

Stephan and Andreea is giving away a $25 Gift Card!

 
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in place of never by Julie Anne Lindsey Cover Reveal



Title: in place of never
Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
Publisher: Lyrical Press

Can the truth set her free?…

A part of Mercy died the summer her sister tragically drowned. Now Mercy has a chance to discover if Faith’s death was an accident—or murder.  Her first step is to confront the lead suspects: a band of traveling gypsies—the last people who saw her sister alive. But Mercy finds an unexpected ally in Cross, the soulful musician in their ranks. He’s a kindred spirit, someone who sees into her heart for the first time in, well, forever. Yet stirring up the past puts Mercy in danger…

Suddenly someone is shadowing Mercy’s every move, making her even more determined to uncover the facts. With Cross by her side, she is ready to face it all, even if that means opening up to him, knowing he may one day leave her. What she discovers is a truth that rocks the foundation of her small river town—and a love worth risking everything for….

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Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun. Mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus, most days you'll find her online, amped up on caffeine and wielding a book. Julie started writing to make people smile. Someday she plans to change the world. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Sisters in Crime (SinC) and the Canton Writer’s Guild.

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