Friday, February 17, 2017

Book Blogger Hop






Book Blogger Hop

This week's hop: 
Q - Can you read and watch TV or listen to the radio at the same time? (Silver's Review)


A -  Read and watch tv, yes. I do that a lot though if the book is that good, no watching. As for reading and listening to the radio - nope. Music makes me sleepy.






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Prompt of the week

What was the first book that moved you? Scared you, made you cry, disturbed your view of the world?

Disturbing -  My Mother' Secret - it's a book about the events that happened during Holocaust. And Escape from Camp 14 - journey of a man who was able to survive and escape the North Korean prison camp.

Deeply moved by The Promise, a woman who promised her dying cousin she will save someone someday even if it costs her life. 

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Free Kindle Download: Unspoken by Jen Frederick





Unspoken 
The Woodlands Book 2
(with Bonus Content) 
by Jen Frederick



Whore. Slut. Typhoid Mary. 

I've been called all these at Central College. One drunken night, one act of irresponsible behavior, and my reputation was ruined. Guys labeled me as easy and girls shied away. To cope, I stayed away from Central social life and away from Central men, so why is it that my new biology lab partner is so irresistible to me?

He's everything I shouldn't want. A former Marine involved in illegal fighting with a quick trigger temper and an easy smile for all the women. His fists aren't the danger to me, though, it's his charm. He's sliding his way into my heart and I'm afraid that he's going to be the one to break me.

Impulsive. Unthinking. Hot tempered. 

I allow instinct to rule my behavior. If it feels good, do it, has been my motto because if I spend too much time thinking, I'll begin to remember exactly where I came from. At Central College, I've got fighting and I've got women and I thought I was satisfied until I met her. 

She's everything I didn't realize I wanted and the more time I spend with her, the more I want her. But she's been hurt too much in the past and I don't want to be the one to break her. I know I should walk away, but I just can't.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Book Spotlight with Excerpt: Neurodiversity: A Humorous and Practical Guide to Living with ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Dyslexia,The Gays, and Everyone Else by Lois Prislovsky and Barb Rentenbach, Ph.D.





Neurodiversity: A Humorous and Practical Guide to Living with ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Dyslexia,The Gays, and Everyone Else
by Lois Prislovsky and Barb Rentenbach, Ph.D.





A candid, practical, and defiantly funny guide to embracing neurological differences--from a bitingly witty autistic mute and her dyslexic, ADHD-wired, lesbian therapist.

Shattering the conventional notion of disability, Neurodiversity sheds light on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), dyslexia, and other neurological differences as natural human variations with their own challenges and strengths. While backed by brain science, the authors write from personal experience. Speechless (literally) due to severe autism, Barb Rentenbach communicates by typing one letter at a type. (Though "disguised as a poor thinker," she's imaginative, dedicated, and exceptionally patient.) Her therapist and friend, Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist whose distinctive traits include dyslexia and ADHD. (She's also married to a woman, a mom to a teenage son, and enjoys any new challenge - the wackier the better.) In alternating chapters, Barb and Lois share real-life stories, mind-opening insights, and down-to-earth advice to encourage everyone to see beyond labels, treat others with respect, and help each unique person become his or her highest self.
     
Written with honesty, compassion, and ribald humor, Neurodiversity offers reassurance and practical tips for parents, educators, employers, LGBT families, and anyone who loves someone who is different. Readers will discover:

* The payoff of presuming competence and listening well (even to non-verbal people).
* Do's and don'ts for managing anxiety. (Do facilitate optimism. Don't overprotect.)
* Ways to help ADHD children excel, without medication. (Tips: Limit access to video games but don't make unrealistic restrictions on movement.)...and much more.  

"Autism is my prism, not my prison," Barb Rentenbach declares. A fun take on serious issues, Neurodiversity presents two wonderfully different perspectives on understanding how different brains think and maximizing our collective human potential.
       
"This book is filled with hilarious, refreshing, and touching stories about using differences in ways you would never imagine and are not always PC...The key is acknowledging and working to understand what makes up your neurologically diverse brain and THRIVING in its complexities." --Emma Willmann, Comedian  



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Free Kindle Download: The Big Blind by Nicolette Pierce




The Big Blind
Nadia Wolf Novel #1
by Nicolette Pierce



Nadia Wolf had one wish, and it wasn’t for the latest designer purse, fashion-forward clothing, or even a handsome man to marry . . . although, that would be acceptable too. Her wish was to win the World Series of Poker tournament and collect the one million dollar prize, beating the arrogant men who make her professional poker career a daily challenge.


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Recommended Valentines Read (Free Kindle Download): Heat by by Holly S. Roberts




Heat
Outlaw Romantic Suspense
(A Hotter Than Hell Novel Book 1)
by Holly S. Roberts




What if the line between good and evil is blurred and the life you live is a lie?

Justice defines Madison Kinlock’s world. When the people she trusts decide she’s an unnecessary liability Madison needs the help of a very dangerous man.

Catch Xavier Moon controls the criminal underworld of Arizona. Safety has a price and when it comes to Madison, he has no interest in money.


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Monday, February 6, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?






"It's Monday! What are you reading?" is a fun meme hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date. This is where we share the books we have read the last week and our reading plans for this week.




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Review

Olivia shouldn't be checking out the sexy older guy at the coffee shop. She should remind herself what happened the last time she was drawn to a man.

Olivia should know better than to start something that could ruin both their lives.

The trouble is, sometimes the things we shouldn't do become the hardest habits to break.



The bastard child of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 and Stephen King’s CARRIE, KAI explores how one innocent girl becomes the target of enormous rage living inside another girl-who is seemingly from another world. 

Satsuki Takamoto is an invisible otaku teenager in Hiroshima. The only thing she has going for her is the upcoming birth of her sister. No longer will she be alone. But when her mother has a gory miscarriage right in front of her, Satsuki loses her one chance at happiness. She spirals into a deep depression, shutting out everyone and everything by locking herself inside her bedroom-for good. Her sadness, however, pales in comparison to her uncontrollable anger. It spreads like a nuclear fire, ambivalent to what or who it destroys, and won’t stop until Satsuki accepts her sister’s death. 

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world in Evanston, Illinois, Seul Bi Rissiello can’t sleep because every time she closes her eyes, she relives her adoptive parents’ gruesome deaths. Why is she thinking so much about them now, ten years afterward? As she struggles with working at a clinic for the mentally disturbed, Seul Bi starts to unravel under the weight of living a lonely life and being twice an orphan. Her life devolves into a series of ominous and dangerous hallucinations that threaten not only her sanity, but her very existence as well. 

As both girls struggle to understand what is happening to them, their enigmatic connection comes into focus, raising the question: What if all the suffering in your life was carefully choreographed by somebody you’ve never met?


Currently reading



Hadley Beckett comes closer to triumphing over a reluctant Finn Wilder... What would you do if the love of your life gave you the keys to the kingdom, but won't let you in? At the end of her rope, Hadley grabs her intrepid boyfriend Finn Wilder's world by the...bridge. Finally ready to end the never-ending merry-go-round that is their unknotted life together, she enlists the help of her friends to help boost her own courage. Since Finn is all about walking on the wild side but not down an aisle, Hadley challenges him to the ultimate test that will prove her more daring than the daredevil himself, hoping Finn will take notice and change his mind about making her forever his. Throwing down the irrevocable gauntlet, will Hadley celebrate supreme victory over his heart or will she accept the cruelest defeat at the very hand she holds?



"Where’s my wife..."

Andy Friessen has been looking for Laura for six months. After she walked out with her son, no goodbye, with no money and leaving everything he bought her, behind.

But he knew she’d come crawling back, she needed him. After all he married her to protect her. And any woman would give their right arm to be his wife.

And then for six months his conscience poked at what an ass he’d been:

​Until he’s served…for divorce.

​Even though Andy is the first man she’s every truly loved, and the first to break her heart, Laura plans to never see him again. After all to him she was nothing but a nuisance, someone he could order around, just another woman to warm his bed at night.

​But Laura is hurt and she’s thought nothing through including the fact she’s keeping the biggest surprise from him yet.

​She’s pregnant.

And when Andy finds out … all hell will break loose.


Just watched


Have yet to decide whether it had a great conclusion to the series. My mind's completely used up after seeing the movie. Review to follow... 


How about you? What are your reading plans this week? 
Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Book Spotlight with Excerpt: Poet of the Wrong Generation by Lonnie Ostrow





Poet of the Wrong Generation
by Lonnie Ostrow




"It's not that I don't love you, and my tears are yet to dry. But you can't go back and forth forever and we've already said goodbye."

Through these words, a young poet unearths his musical soul while severing ties with the woman he loves after her stunning betrayal. Unknowingly, in writing this ballad of liberation, he will soon evolve as one of the fastest rising stars on the pop music landscape.

The year is 1991; the place, New York City. Here we meet Johnny Elias, a college student from Brooklyn with boundless adoration for two things in life: timeless popular music, and the heart of a sweet, complicated young woman who is clearly out of his league.


Megan Price not only is the object of Johnny's affection, but also the only daughter of New York's most powerful PR woman: the indomitable Katherine Price.


Projecting that her daughter's boyfriend will never live up to the family standard, Katherine cleverly perpetrates a series of duplicitous schemes to rid Johnny from her high-class world. But in her callous disregard, she inadvertently sets him on a determined course to his improbable musical destiny - while sending her own daughter spiraling down a path of devastation.


Poet of the Wrong Generation tells the symmetrical story of a lovable underdog and his meteoric rise to stardom, his humiliating downfall and his unprecedented attempt to reclaim his place as the unlikely musical spokesman for his generation. At the heart of Poet is a tale of star-crossed lovers and their struggle with unforeseen success and disillusionment, in an attempt to rediscover lasting harmony.


Uniquely integrating a variety of original song compositions, Poet projects the epic clash between true contentment and the fable of stardom's rewards; a nostalgic journey through the major events of the 1990s, with a cherished cast of characters and a stunningly unpredictable conclusion.




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Friday, February 3, 2017

Book Blogger Hop




Book Blogger Hop

This week's hop: 
Q - Read or Clean? Read or Bake? Read or Make Dinner? What would be your choice? (Silver's Review)


A -  Well, over the years my reading habit has changed from too addicted to just okay. So I do all the household chores first then read. Though there are times like yesterday, I didn't want to do anything but read.





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Prompt of the week
Groundhog Day! What book or scene from a book could you live in and have it on "repeat?"



The scene from which the Fellowship of the Ring stayed in Lothl├│rien, realm of the Elves. That's one place I would want to stay forever.


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Free Kindle Download: Mistaken Kiss by Kathleen Baldwin




Mistaken Kiss: 
A Humorous Traditional Regency Romance 
My Notorious Aunt Book 2
by Kathleen Baldwin



Willa is nearly blind, but she knows trouble when she trips over it.

Willa, the vicar’s little sister knows full well that her prospects are bleak. When she accidentally kisses Alexander Braeburn, her dull predictable world turns upside down. Logic dictates that she should stay away from the handsome Corinthian. He’s the black sheep of their village. But how can she resist? She yearns for one more taste of the most tantalizing excitement she has ever experienced. Just one more, before Willa settles back into her dreary life forever.

Alex is intrigued by the refreshingly forthright Willa. Her genuine character warms his jaded heart and makes him smile. When she na├»vely marches into trouble, Alex feels duty bound to rescue her. Is it duty? Or something else that compels him to watch over the vicar’s little sister?

Mistaken Kiss is a Sweet Traditional Regency Romance


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday Trailer: Poet Of The Wrong Generation (Music Video) by Lonnie Ostrow




Poet of the Wrong Generation
by Lonnie Ostrow



"It's not that I don't love you, and my tears are yet to dry. But you can't go back and forth forever and we've already said goodbye."

Through these words, a young poet unearths his musical soul while severing ties with the woman he loves after her stunning betrayal. Unknowingly, in writing this ballad of liberation, he will soon evolve as one of the fastest rising stars on the pop music landscape.

The year is 1991; the place, New York City. Here we meet Johnny Elias, a college student from Brooklyn with boundless adoration for two things in life: timeless popular music, and the heart of a sweet, complicated young woman who is clearly out of his league.

Megan Price not only is the object of Johnny's affection, but also the only daughter of New York's most powerful PR woman: the indomitable Katherine Price.

Projecting that her daughter's boyfriend will never live up to the family standard, Katherine cleverly perpetrates a series of duplicitous schemes to rid Johnny from her high-class world. But in her callous disregard, she inadvertently sets him on a determined course to his improbable musical destiny - while sending her own daughter spiraling down a path of devastation.

Poet of the Wrong Generation tells the symmetrical story of a lovable underdog and his meteoric rise to stardom, his humiliating downfall and his unprecedented attempt to reclaim his place as the unlikely musical spokesman for his generation. At the heart of Poet is a tale of star-crossed lovers and their struggle with unforeseen success and disillusionment, in an attempt to rediscover lasting harmony.

Uniquely integrating a variety of original song compositions, Poet projects the epic clash between true contentment and the fable of stardom's rewards; a nostalgic journey through the major events of the 1990s, with a cherished cast of characters and a stunningly unpredictable conclusion.





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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Free Kindle Download: Dorothy Lyle in Avarice by Ella Carmichael




Dorothy Lyle in Avarice
Book 1 of the Miracles and Millions Saga
by Ella Carmichael




Two minds, two bodies, two hearts, one soul.

Avarice: Welcome to the first nibble of the giant cookie that is the extraordinary journey of Dorothy Lyle from unknown single parent to household name. A journey in ten parts that propels her out of her self-imposed lonely state into a love affair that defies all human limits.


About Book 1:

On the day that Dorothy Lyle turns forty she is still single and living a boring, routine existence of a nine-to-five life. This has never been part of her great life plan, and is a niggling and constant source of frustration.

That all changes, along with her life, forever, when she unexpectedly wins a fortune on the lottery and is suddenly propelled into the realms of the super-rich elite. Everything that money can buy suddenly comes within reach for her.

And while Dorothy likes the idea of being rich beyond her wildest dreams, she soon finds that it will bring its own set of problems. A set of problems compounded by her unique and amazing ability.

In the old days when she had been just plain old Dorothy, it had been easy to hide her psychic powers. But now, rich beyond belief, it’s going to be so much harder. When her dreams and visions start to become more vivid and frightening than usual, she wonders if any amount of money can protect her from her own gifts.

Since the age of nineteen she has been aware that a shadowy presence travels with her. This being provides solace and protection whenever the going gets tough, yet seldom provides a straightforward answer to her questions. What do the dreams and visions mean, and why does one particular strange and dangerous man keep appearing to her? The universe is talking to Dorothy, but is she ready to listen?

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Free Kindle Download: Not Just Voodoo by Various Authors




Not Just Voodoo
by Various Authors



Margo Bond Collins - Major Arcana
When a teenage fortune teller in a traveling carnival meets up with an attractive townie, she finds new magic in her tarot cards.

Erin Hayes - I Wish I Weren’t A Djinni
A djinni who is summoned by a young man has the power to grant any of his wishes; he simply has to believe her enough to ask.

Aileen Harkwood - Splintered Magic
Though Saige McMullins may feel like nothing more than a half-witch freak, when evil with a nasty appetite threatens the beach town of Lost Cliff, she knows she’s the only one who can stop it.

L.C. Hibbett - Wicked Witch
Destiny isn’t a good witch. She lies, she cheats, and she dances on the dead. But Destiny has a secret that might just change everything…

Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiers - Journal of Abigail DiAngelo
As a hunter in training and high school student, Abigail DiAngelo would much rather live a normal life than fight monsters with her father, but when an unexpected chance for change arises, it’s up to her to take charge...

Katerina Martinez - The Witch and the Thief
When Nicole Harriman receives an urgent prophetic vision, it’s up to her to protect what is hers.

K.N. Lee - Awakened
A young witch betrays her darkest secret and risks her crown, life, and soul for the love of a human.

Nicole Zoltack - Gavin’s Gamble
Gavin thinks nothing can be worse than having a witch hunter for a father until he experiences possibly magical phenomena...

Debbie Cassidy - Deadtown
A pocket of crazy, a town hostage to magic, and a mysterious warlock boss equal a recipe for disaster.

Alicia Rades - Visions Among Frost
Crystal Frost can see ghosts and predict the future, but when her friends pull out a Ouija board at their sleepover, it’s up to her to clean up their mess.

Monica Corwin - The Dying of the Light
After she dies on the first day of her new job, Charity rallies with the help of her new reaper partner, and her eight remaining souls, to take down the criminals responsible.

Jasmine Walt - Tested by Magic
Shifter and bounty hunter Sunaya Baine would much rather chase after hardened criminals, but when a child goes missing in her magical city, she’ll stop at nothing to find her before she falls prey to the real things that go bump in the night.

Thea Atkinson - Reaper’s Redemption
A grim reaper’s next fare might be her last.

Rebecca Hamilton - Leaves Like Magic
A young witch joins forces with a shapeshifting ally in a race against the clock to save her best friend from vampires

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